Comic Book Shelf

by Alan Rapp on November 29, 2006

in Comics

Hey there true believers!  Today the sixteenth 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, Crossing Midnight, Deathblow, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Ghost in the Shell 1.5, Guy Gardner: Collateral Damage, Immortal Iron Fist, Stan Lee Meets Dr. Doom, Trials of Shazam!, and more!

If you’re looking for graphic novels you don’t want to miss Avengers: Galactic Storm Vol.2, Batman: The Dark Knight Archives Vol. 5, Essential Man-Thing Vol.1, Green Lantern: Revenge of the Green Lanterns, Gungrave Archives, 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:

Batman #659 – The beginning of a four-part murder mystery, a brutal Russian gangster, a mysterious new foe called Grotesk, and a Japanese yakuza with murderous geisha girls – that ‘nuff for ya’? [$2.99]

Batman/The Spirit – A new one-shot from DC finds Batman and The Spirit teaming up to fight off a collection from their rogues galleries at the annual American Criminologist convention. [$4.99]

Guy Gardner: Collateral Damage #1 (of 2) – Guy Gardner is chosen to negotiate a peace accord to halt the spread of the Rann-Thanagar War.  Guy Gardner the diplomat?  Yeah, that should go well. [$5.99]

Teen Titans #41 – The conclusion of “Titans Around the World.” [$2.99]

Trials of Shazam! #4 (of 12) – Freddy Freeman and Sabina struggle against each other to earn the power of Shazam! [$2.99]

Marvel Comics:

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #14 – Deb Whitman returns with a new tell-all book entitled “How Spider-Man Ruined My Life.” [$2.99]

Immortal Iron Fist – The first issue of the new series focuses on Danny Rand and his investigation into the history of his costume. [$2.99]

Onslaught Reborn #1 – The creature that fractured the Marvel Universe 10 years ago is back.  This five-issue mini-series crossover between the Heroes Reborn Universe and the Marvel Universe begins here. [$2.99]

Stan Lee Meets Dr. Doom – Celebrating Stan Lee’s 65th Anniversary, here’s another one-shot of Stan Lee meeting the heroes and villains he created. [$3.99]

Ultimate Vision – The one-shot set-up issue for the Ultimate Vision limited series beginning next month. [$2.99]

Vertigo, Wildstorm & Dark Horse Comics:

Conan and the Songs of the Dead #5 – The story concludes in the final issue as Conan must face an otherworldly abomination.  At stake?  Only all of existence. [$2.99]

Crossing Midnight #1 – The new series set in Nagasaki is a mix of Japanese and Korean horror producing a melding of The Sandman’s mythology with the anime worlds of Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. [$2.99]

Deathblow #2 – What’s the next gruesome mission for Deathblow?  Spending time with his family. [$2.99]

Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor #2 – The “lost” tales of Shirow Massamune continue with a dead businessman who keeps showing up alive. [$2.99]

Wetworks: Worldstorm #3 – Dane, Red, and Ab-Death make a frightening discovery. [$2.99]

Graphic Novels:

Avengers: Galactic Storm Vol. 2 – The Avengers battle on a galactic scale in this trade paperback edition collecting Iron Man issue #279, Thor issue #446, Captain America issues #400-401, Avengers West Coast issue #82, Quasar issues #34-35, Wonder Man issue #9, Avengers issue #347, and What-If issues #55-56. [$29.99]

Batman: The Dark Knight Archives Vol. 5 – Another hardcover Archive Edition of Batman and Robin.  Vol. 5 includes Batman issues #17-20, the first stories illustrated by Dick Sprang. [$49.99]

Essential Man-Thing Vol. 1 – Trade paperback collection of the mindless swamp monster includes Savage Tales issue #1, Astonishing Tales issues #12-13, Adventure Into Fear issues #10-19, Man-Thing issues #10-14, Giant-Size Man-Thing #1-2, and Monsters Unleashed issue #5 and #8-9. [$16.99]

Ex Machino Vol. 4: March to War – Trade paperback collection of Ex Machino issues #17-20 and Ex Machino Special #1-2. [$12.99]

Green Lantern: Revenge of the Green Lanterns – Trade paperback collecting the new run of Green Lantern, issues #7-13 with appearances by Mongul, Green Arrow, and Batman. [$19.99]

Gungrave Archives – Based of the Japanese first-person-shooter video game, this Manga collection includes the separate editions compiled together here and translated into English. [$19.95]

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Vol. 5 – A fifth volume of Thor in the Marvel Masterworks hardcover line includes Thor #131-140.

Punisher Max Vol. 6: Barracuda – Trade paperback collection of The Punisher issues #31-36 as Frank Castle goes up against the Barracuda. [$15.99]

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