Comic Book Shelf

by Alan Rapp on September 20, 2006

in Comics

Hey there true believers!  Today the sixth 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 Superman, Blade, Deadman, Flash, Emily the Strange, Moon Knight, Robin, Sensational Spider-Man, Hellblazer, Claw the Unconquered, and more!

If you’re looking for graphic novels you don’t want to miss Magnus, Robot Fighter Vol. 3, Batman Chronicles Vol. 2, Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 6, Otherworld, Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: Best of the Best, Batgirl: Destruction’s Daughter, and Uncanny X-Men – The New Age Vol. 5: First Forsaken.

For the full list check inside…

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

DC Comics: 

52 #20 – The “What If?” storyline of a DC Universe without Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman continues.  This week the origin of Adam Strange. [$2.50]

The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #4 – The Flashes learns the secret of the Speed Force. [$2.99]

Robin #154 – The boy wonder tries to uncover who is kidnapping the rich kids of Gotham. [$2.99]

Supergirl #10 – Supergirl takes on a new secret identity. [$2.99]

Superman #656 – Superman battles an alien monster across Eastern Europe. [$2.99]

Marvel Comics:

Blade #1 – Spider-Man and Dracula show up (but thankfully no Jessica Biel) in the vampire hunter’s newest relaunch. [$2.99]

Civil War: X-Men #3 – X-Man battles X-Man and Cyclops fights to control his power as Civil War continues. [$2.99]

Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #16 – Thanos captures Captain Marvel and uses the power of the Negabands to attack Earth.  Can the Fantastic Four stop him? [$2.99]

Moon Knight #5 – The Moon Knight vs. Taskmaster round two, but this time Marc Spector brought along some back-up. [$2.99]

Sensational Spider-Man #30 – Spidey battles the Molten Man, the Chameleon, and Electro. [$2.99]

Vertigo, Wildstorm & Dark Horse Comics:

Claw the Unconquered #4 – Claw learns his traveling companions are not what they seem. [$2.99]

Deadman #2 – The new Deadman finds himself in an alternate dimension full of happiness, but it may be short lived. [$2.99]

Emily the Strange #3: The Dark Issue – Emily ushers readers through 48 pages of weird, kooky, and hilarious stories all focused on the dark. [$7.95]

Hellblazer #224 – Steve Evan’s plans go awry as Glasgow begins tearing itself apart and the only one who can help him is the man he buried alive – Constantine. [$2.99]

Wetworks: Wildstorm #1 – A new team comes together to take on vampires, werewolves and other nasty creatures. [$2.99]

Graphic Novels:

Batgirl: Destruction’s Daughter – Trade paperback collection of Batgirl issues #65-73 as Batgirl searches for the true identity of her mother. [$19.99]

Batman Chronicles Vol. 2 – Trade paperback reprinting of Detective Comics issues #39-45, Batman. issues #2-3, and New World’s Fair Comics issue #2. [$14.99]

Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 6 – Trade paperback collection of Fantastic Four issues #276-284, Thing issue #23, and Secret Wars II issue #2, includes Daredevil, Spider-Man, the Psycho-Man, Mephisto, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, and the Thing returns from the Secret Wars to find his spot occupied by a big green… woman? [$24.99]

Magnus, Robot Fighter Vol. 3 – A hardcover collection of rare 60’s classics from Russ Manning whose work continues to inspire science fiction artists and writers to this day. [$49.95]

Ms. Marvel Vol.1: Best of the Best Premiere HC – Hardcover collection of Ms. Marvel issues #1-5 and Giant-Size Ms. Marvel #1. [$19.99]

Otherworld – Trade paperback edition of Paul Jimenez and Andy Lanning’s epic saga combining the Lord of the Rings and The Matrix epic styles to create something unlike any Vertigo comic ever made. [$19.99]

Uncanny X-Men – The New Age Vol. 5: First Forsaken – Trade paperback collection of Uncanny X-Men issues #472-474 and Uncanny X-Men Annual #1. [$11.99]

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