Comic Book Shelf

by Alan Rapp on October 4, 2006

in Comics

Hey there true believers!  Today the eighth 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 Detective Comics, Fantastic Four, American Splendor, Justice League Unlimited, Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Nightwing, Squadron Supreme, Manifest Eternity, and more!

If you’re looking for graphic novels you don’t want to miss Wolverine: Origin Premiere, Infinite Crisis, The Fountain, Doctor Strange vs Dracula: The Montesi Formula, Absolute DC: The New Frontier, 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 #22 – The “What If?” storyline of a DC Universe without Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman continues.  This week the origin of Green Lantern. [$2.50]

Detective Comics #824 – The Penguin is back in business. [$2.99]

Justice League Unlimited #26 – Black Manta and Felix Faust team-up to attack Atlantis. [$2.25]

Mystery in Space#2 (of 8) – Captain Comet reports a murder, his own! [$3.99]

Nightwing #125 – Nightwing tries to discover the truth behind the murder that Raptor is charged with. [$2.99]

Marvel Comics:

Doctor Strange: The Oath #1 – Dr. Strange attempts to solve his own attempted murder. [$2.99]

Fantastic Four #540 – “Civil War” continues, and as sides are chosen the group breaks up; is this the end? [$2.99]

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #13 – Spidey takes on not one, not two, but three Mysterios. [$2.99]

Giant-Size Wolverine #1 – Wolverine lies dear death in a Nebraska cornfield, but he might not get time to heal as he must dodge the mob of townspeople and men who have come to finish the job of killing the X-Man. [$4.99]

Squadron Supreme #8 – New alliances are formed as the Squadron continues to make political allies and enemies. [$2.99]

Vertigo, Wildstorm & Dark Horse Comics:

American Splendor #2 (of 4) – Seven new stories of the ultimate everyman written by Harvey Pekar featuring various artists including Eddie Campbell, Richard Corben, Chris Weston, and Leonardo Manco. [$2.99]

The Boys #2 – Meet the planet’s mightiest heroes, The Seven. [$2.99]

Manifest Eternity #5 – The new ultimate weapon is unleashed – a beautiful woman named Skull. [$2.99]

A Nightmare on Elm Street #1 – A new series brings back Freddy Kruger who’s up to his old tricks terrorizing the new family on Elm Street. [$2.99]

Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere #9 (of 9) – Final issue of the retelling of Gaiman’s classic novel. [$2.99]

Graphic Novels:

Absolute DC: The New Frontier – Darwyn Cooke’s critically acclaimed DC: The New Frontier get the oversized hardcover Absolute treatment here.  The story follows the 1950 Cold War paranoia, the end of the Golden Age, and the beginning of the Justice League of America. [$75.00]

Doctor Strange vs. Dracula: The Montesi Formula – Doctor Strange takes on Dracula with the help of Blade and the Nightstalkers.  This trade paperback re-prints Tomb of Dracula issue #44 and Dr. Strange issues #58-62. [$19.99]

Elfquest: The Discovery – Trade paperback re-printing of the four-issue mini-series. [$14.99]

The Fountain – Oversized Trade paperback graphic novel which inspired Darren Aronofsky’s new film The Fountain follows one man’s thousand-year old struggle to save the woman he loves. [$19.99]

Infinite Crisis – Hardcover collection of the seven-issue mini-series following the division of Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman, a war in space, the dying of the magic in the DC Universe, and the return of long-lost heroes from the past. [$24.99]

Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 7 – Deluxe hardcover collection of Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 13 and 14 which includes the introduction of the Ultimate Hobgoblin, Hammerhead, and Moon Knight. [$29.99]

Ultimate X-Men Vol. 14: Phoenix? – Trade paperback reprinting of Ultimate X-Men issues #66-71. [$14.99]

Wolverine: Origin PremiereWolverine: Origin gets the Premiere treatment here with this hardcover collection of the mini-series that follows Logan on his bloody quest for vengeance against those who once enslaved him. [$19.99]

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