Comic Book Shelf

by Alan Rapp on November 8, 2006

in Comics

Hey there true believers!  Today the lucky thirteenth issue of our Comic Book Shelf edition hits our newsstand.  Want to know what’s getting released today at the old comic shop but too busy, or lazy (not that there’s anything wrong with that), to bother?  Well no sweat Bat-fans as we’ve got the scoop of what comics and graphic novels are hitting the shelves today.

This week’s releases include Batman, Bullet Points, The Escapists, Green Arrow, New X-Men, Stormwatch: PHD, Martian Manhunter, Punisher, Gen13, Tales of the Unexpected, Wolverine: Origins, and more!

If you’re looking for graphic novels you don’t want to miss Captain Atom: Armageddon, Punisher: Very Special Holiday, Nightwing: Renegade, Heroes Reborn: Iron Man, Secret War, Rex Mundi Vol.1: The Guardian of the Temple, Shanna, the She-Devil, and more.

For the full list check inside…

Here’s what’s new and hitting your local comic book store today true believers!

DC Comics:

52 #27 – Week 27 of DC’s year long storyline examining a world without its three major heroes – Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.  This week, the origin of Power Girl. [$2.50]

Batman #658 – The conclusion of “Batman and Son,” which follows up the events from Batman: Son of the Demon nearly 20 years ago. [$2.99]

Green Arrow #68 – With his training finished, Ollie returns to Star City. [$2.99]

Martian Manhunter #4 (of 8) – J’ohn tries to keep peace between humanity and the last remnants of the Martian civilization. [$2.99]

Tales of the Unexpected #2 (of 8) – The Spectre exacted vengeance on the slumlord, so why is he still haunting the Gotham tenement? [$3.99]

Marvel Comics:

Bullet Points #1 – Dr. Erskine, creator of the super-soldier serum, is killed and takes his formula to the grave.  Steve Rogers never becomes Captain America, and the Marvel Universe is changed forever. [$2.99]

Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #18 – Sue Storm, secret agent? [$2.99]

New X-Men #32 – Where is Wither, and what has he been up to? [$2.99]

Punisher #40 – In the mountains of Afghanistan Frank Castle finds himself surrounded by Russian Marines led by Zakharov. [$2.99]

Wolverine: Origins #8 – Wolverine goes after the carbonadium synthesizer in Berlin to trade for Omega Red’s hostage, Jubilee. [$2.99]

Vertigo, Wildstorm & Dark Horse Comics:

DMZ #13 – Matty goes undercover as a day laborer where he uncovers some shady business. [$2.99]

The Escapists #5 – The Escapist is caught in a deathtrap by the Saboteur and Luna Moth returns, as an agent of the Iron Chain. [$2.99]

Gen13 #2 – After their powers are revealed the teens find themselves tested and probed by the I.O. and their doctors. [$2.99]

Stormwatch: PHD #1 – Limited by budget cuts Jackson King is called on to develop a new Stormwatch team staffed with second-rate heroes and former villains. [$2.99]

Y: The Last Man #51 – The cause of the plague is finally revealed. [$2.99]

Graphic Novels:

Captain Atom: Armageddon – The DC hero’s 9-issue Wildstorm mini-series is collected here in this trade paperback collection. [$19.99]

Nightwing: Renegade – Trade paperback collection of Nightwing issues #112-117 featuring Lex Luthor, Deathstroke, and Oracle. [$14.99]

Rex Mundi Vol. 1: The Guardian of the Temple – A trade paperback collection of Dr. Julien Sauniere’s quest for the Holy Grail from Rex Mundi issues #0-5. [$16.95]

Heroes Reborn: Iron Man – Trade paperback collection of the first twelve issues from the Iron Man relaunch as old shellhead takes on Hydra, the Hulk, Loki, and more. [$29.99]

Punisher: Very Special Holidays – ‘Tis the season for revenge in this trade paperback collection of Punisher holiday storylines including “Red X-Mas,” “Bloody Valentine,” and “Silent Night.” [$12.99]

Secret War – Trade paperback collecting the Secret War mini-series.  After discovering a connection between several of Marvel’s deadliest villains Nick Fury buts together a team including Wolverine, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Captain America, Black Widow, and Luke Cage, for a secret mission. [$24.99]

Shanna, the She-Devil – Trade paperback collection of the bodacious jungle girl reborn from Nazi science gone mad to battle on an island of prehistoric horrors. [$16.99]

Star Wars: Tag & Bink Were Here – Trade paperback collection of the hapless rebel officers Tag Greenley and Bink Otauna as they “borrow” stormtrooper armor to save their necks, only to be led into an adventure they couldn’t begin to understand. [$14.95]

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