Comic Book Shelf

by Alan Rapp on August 30, 2006

in Comics

Hey there true believers!  Today the third 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 Green Lantern, Snakes on a Plane, Jack Kirby’s Galactic Bounty Hunters, The Trials of Shazam!, X-Men, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Action Comics, She-Hulk, and more!

If your looking for graphic novels you don’t want to miss the the Absolute Dark Knight (the latest in DC’s oversized slip case hardcover series), or the new hardcover editions of Daredevil Volume 1 and Tom Strong.  If trade paperbacks are your thing there’s also Book of Lost Souls, The Essential Punisher Volume 1, and Showcase Presents: Batman Volume 1..

For the full list check inside…

Wonder-Powers Activate!  Here’s what’s hitting the shelves in your local comic book shops today.

DC Comics:

52 #17 – The “What If?” storyline of a DC Universe without Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman continues.  This week the origin of Lobo. [$2.50]

Action Comics #842 – Part-two of a three-part story involving an alien race collecting earth lifeforms including Superman, Nightwing, Firestrom, Aquaman, and more. [$2.99]

Green Lantern #13 – “Revenge of the Green Lanterns” continues as Guy Gardener and Hal Jordan must convince the Manhunters that Hal is a good guy now. [$2.99]

Superman/Batman #29 – Superman and Batman must deal with a mad Hal Jordan when space villains of the Corps decide to attack the Earth. [$2.99]

Trials of Shazam! #1 (of 12) – First issue of the new maxi-series finds the rest of the Marvel family powerless forcing Captain Marvel to try and keep everything under control on his own. [$2.99]

Marvel Comics:

Jack Kirby’s Galactic Bounty Hunters #2 – Mainframe unites with old teammates Skylla, Garm, and Tyr, to save his abducted son. [$2.99]

Mythos: Hulk – Fully painted retelling of the origin of the Hulk. [$3.99]

She-Hulk #11 – The honeymoon’s over as She-Hulk and Man-Wolf find marital bliss not all it’s cracked up to be. [$2.99]

Ultimate X-Men Annual #2 – Dazzler awakens from her coma to find her life in danger. [$3.99]

X-Men #190 – Northstar and Aurora,  awoken by a new threat, weave a path of destruction through the Xavier Mansion. [$2.99]

Vertigo, Wildstorm & Dark Horse Comics:

American Virgin #6 – Adam Chamberlain heads to Australia for a Christian speakers convention, but is everything as it seems? [$2.99]

The American Way #7 (of 8) – America’s super-hero war spills out onto live television and the President is forced to make a difficult decision. [$2.99]

The Boys #2 – The most lethal individual ever encountered by the C.I.A., team leader Billy Butcher, is on the hunt for new recruits who hate super-heroes. [$2.99]

Snakes on a Plane #1 (of 2) – First half of the two-issue comic adaption of Samuel L. Jackson taking on Snakes on a Plane. [$2.99]

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #8 – After the Madalorians capture fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick’s companions a rescue mission to free the hostages begins, but can they make it past the both the Mandalorians and the Old Republic fleets? [$2.99]

Graphic Novels:

Absolute Dark Knight – Frank Miller’s epic mini-series and follow-up get the Absolute treatment in this giant one-volume hardcover slip case edition.  The collection includes sketches, commentary, and a new introduction from Frank Miller.  Check back later today for our review!! [$99.99]

Book of Lost Souls – Trade paperback collection of Book of Lost Souls issues #1-6. [$16.99]

Daredevil Vol. 1 – New Hardcover edition of Kevin Smith’s run on Daredevil collecting issues #1-15. [$34.99]

Essential Punisher Vol. 1 – Reprinting of the trade paperback black and white collection of classic Punisher stories.  Includes Punisher issues #1-5, Amazing Spider-man issues #129, 134-135, 161-162, 174-175, 201-202, Captain America issue #241, Daredevil issues #182-184 and more. [$16.99]

Showcase Presents: Batman Vol. 1 – Trade paperback edition collects Batman issues #164-174 and Detective Comics issues #327-342. [$16.99]

Tom Strong Book 6 – Hardcover edition collects Tom Strong issues #31-36. [$24.99]

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