Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Captain America #600 Changes Everything

News from Marvel Comics

"It's the historic CAPTAIN AMERICA issue you've been waiting for as Eisner-winning writer Ed Brubaker teams up with a group of red hot artists including Butch Guice, Steve Epting, and many more to bring you the extra-sized CAPTAIN AMERICA #600! It's the anniversary of the day Captain America died, as the Marvel Universe reflects—and the next jaw-dropping chapter in the Captain America mythos begins! Plus, writers Mark Waid and Roger Stern join Brubaker to bring you over 60 pages of all new stories, plus select reprints featuring the work of Stan Lee and a Captain America cover gallery! And just who is the girl without a world? What's her connection to Captain America? With covers by superstars Alex Ross and Steve Epting, no Captain America fan can miss this issue!

Brubaker's run on CAPTAIN AMERICA has fans and critics alike wanting more!

"To call Ed Brubaker's CAPTAIN AMERICA one of the most consistently excellent runs to come along in years would be a bit of an understatement." – Dan Phillips, IGN.com

"I'm here to tell you this simple truth: CAPTAIN AMERICA under Ed Brubaker is about quality storytelling, period." – Paul Brian McCoy, Comicsbulletin.com

"…there's nothing more than pleases me in this gig than having the chance to rave about a great comic, particularly one that's been so good for nearly four years straight." – Chad Nevett, ComicBookResources.com"

50/50 Cover by ALEX ROSS
Rated T+ …$4.99aptain America #600 Changes Everything

The Book Corner

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Comics Out Next Week - 29th May 2009

Not a definitive list but here goes…

Amazing Spider-Man #595
Amazing Spider-Man #595 incentive
Avengers Invaders #11
Avengers Invaders #11 incentive
Avengers The Initiative #24
Dark Reign Elektra #3
Dark Reign The Hood #1
Enders Shadow Battle School #5
Ghost Rider #35
Guardians of the Galaxy #14
Immortal Iron Fist #26
Incredible Hercules #129
Lords of Avalon Knights of Darkness #6
Marvel Apes Grunt Line Special
Moon Knight #30
Ms. Marvel #39
New Avengers #53
New Avengers #53 incentive
Nova #25
Runaways #10
Secret Invasion Chronicles #3 (of 9)
Spider-Man the Short Halloween
Squadron Supreme #11
The Stand American Nightmares #3
The Stand: American Nightmares #3 bermejo sketch variant
The Stand: American Nightmares #3 perkins variant
Thor #601 2nd print djurdjevic variant
Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk #6
War Machine #6
Wolverine #72
Wolverine First Class #15
Wolverine Origins #36
X-Force #14 2nd print
X-Force #15
X-Men Future History-The Messiah War Sourcebook
X-Men Legacy #224

Batman in Barcelona Dragons Knight
Final Crisis Aftermath Ink #1 (of 6)
Gotham Gazette Batman Alive #1
Green Lantern #38 2nd print
Green Lantern #39 2nd print
Green Lantern #40 2nd print
Green Lantern #41
Green Lantern #41 Variant
Justice League of America #33
Justice Society of America #27
Last Days of Animal Man #1 (of 6)
Resistance #6
Superman #688
Teen Titans #71
The Spirit #28
Trinity #52
Wonder Woman #32
Wonder Woman #32 incentive

Literals #2 (of 3)
Madame Xanadu #11
Northlanders #17
Unknown Soldier #8

Fringe #5
Wildcats Worlds End #11

Aliens #1 (of 4)
Aliens #1 incentive, only 400 made
Astounding Wolf-Man #16
Astounding Wolf-Man #16 incentive
Back To Brooklyn #5
Crossed #5
Crossed #5 incentive cvr
Crossed #5 wrap cvr
Darkness #77
Dellec #0
Eureka Dormant Gene #2
Fall of Cthulhu Nemesis #2 cover B
Fall of Cthulhu Nemesis #2 orange
Farscape #4 2nd print
Farscape Dargos Lament #2 cover B
Farscape Dargos Lament #2 heads
Fathom #7 ale garza cover
Fathom #7 marcus cover
Garth Ennis Battlefields Tankies #2
Glamourpuss #7
Godland #28
Hero Squared Love and Death #3
Ignition City #3
Ignition City #3 painted cvr
Ignition City #3 wraparound cvr
Ignition City #3 incentive cvr
Impaler #3
Mouse Guard Winter 1152 #6
Muppet Robin Hood #1 little john
Muppet Robin Hood #1 merry muppets
Rapture #1 (of 6) maleev cvr
Rapture #1 (of 6) oeming cvr
Red Sonja #44 adrian cvr
Red Sonja #44 herbert cvr
Red Sonja #44 neves cvr
Robert Jordans New Spring #6
Star Wars Legacy #36
Starcraft #1
Starcraft #1 incentive
Sword #17
Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #56 cover up
Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #56 sword
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation #2 Nizzi Cvr
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation #2 Photo Cvr
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation Incentive
Usagi Yojimbo #120

Bart Simpson Son of Homer TP
Berserk Vol. 28 TPB
Comic Books 101 History & Method & Madness SC
Conan TP Vol 7
Dames Dolls and Gun Molls
DC Library Roots of the Swamp Thing HC
Dead At 17 Ultimate ED TP
Dead of Night TP Devil Slayer
Death Defying Devil TP Vol 1
Elephantmen HC Vol 02 Fatal Diseases
Essential X-Men vol 9 tpb
Garth Ennis Battlefields TP vol 2 Dear Billy
Ghost Rider Danny Ketch TP Addict
Guardians of the Galaxy HC Vol 2 War of Kings
Incredible Hercules Love & War TPB
KODT Bundle of Trouble Vol 26
Marvel Adventures TP Thor Digest
MMW Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 TP
Moon Knight Vol 4 Death of Marc Spector TPB
My Inner Bimbo TP
Nancy Drew GN Vol 17
Power Up GN
Robin Teen Wonder TP
Sparrow John Watkis HC
Special Forces TP Vol 1
Spider-Man Noir Prem HC
Star Trek Omnibus Tp Vol 01
Star Wars Clone Wars TP Vol 03 Wind Raiders Taloraan
Star Wars Vector Vol 2 TPB Chapters 2 and 3
Static Shock Rebirth of the Cool TPB
This is a Souvenir Songs of Spearmint & Shirley Lee Gn
Trinity TPB Vol 01
Wonder Woman Love and Murder TPB
World of Warcraft Ashbringer HC
X-Force Prem HC Vol 02 Old Ghosts

Comic Shop News
Doctor Who Magazine #408
Lost Official Magazine Vol 2 newstand
Marvel Previews #70
Non Sports Update #3
Previews #6
Spider-Man Magazine #6
Star Wars Insider #109 px ed
Wizard the Guide to Comics #213 obama cvr
Wizard the Guide to Comics #213 pacheco avengers cvr
Wizard the Guide to Comics #213 transformers cvr

Archie #597
Batman Brave and the Bold #5
Cars Rookie #1 2nd print
Cartoon Network Block Party #57
Futurama Comics #43
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #48
Muppet Show #4 2nd print
Sonic Universe #4
Tales of Riverside Digest #33

The Book Corner

Wednesday, 20 May 2009



BATMAN #686, the first chapter of "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated Andy Kubert and Scott Williams, has sold out its second printing and is going back to press for a new, third printing.


Sunday, 17 May 2009

Comic Out This Week - The Book Corner

This is not is not a definitive list but the hope is that most will be out this week.

Agents of Atlas #5
Agents of Atlas #5 Incentive Cover
All-New Savage She-Hulk #1 (of 4) 2nd Print
Amazing Spider-Man #594
Amazing Spider-Man Family #6
Captain America #50
Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #3
Fantastic Four #566
Hulk #12 Adams Incentive Cover
Hulk #12 Defenders Cover
Hulk #12 Offenders Cover
Marvel Mystery Comics #1 70th Anniversary Special
Marvel Mystery Comics #1 Incentive Cover
Planet Skaar Prologue
Punisher #5 Goblin Cover
Punisher #5 Hood Cover
Skrull Kill Krew #2
Skrull Kill Krew #2 Cow Incentive
Terror Inc. Apocalypse Soon #2 (of 5)
Thunderbolts #132
Timestorm 2009-2099 #2 (of 4)
Wolverine Noir #2
Wolverine Noir #2 Calero Variant
Wolverine Weapon X #2
Wolverine Weapon X #2 Djurdjevic Cover
X-Men #510
X-Men #510 Campbell Incentive
X-Men Forever Alpha Beast Cover
X-Men Forever Alpha Cyclops Cover
ythaq no escape #2 (of 3)

Batman Battle for the Cowl #1 2nd Print
Batman Battle for the Cowl #3 (of 3)
Batman Battle for the Cowl #3 (of 3) Incentive Cover
Brave and the Bold #23
Final Crisis Aftermath Dance #1 (of 6)
Green Arrow Black Canary #20
Outsiders #18
Supergirl #41
Superman Batman #60
Trinity #51
Vigilante #6

Air #9
Hellblazer #255
Jack of Fables #34

Ex Machina #42
Gears of War #7
Killapalooza #1 (of 6)
Mysterius: The Unfathomable #5
Resident Evil #2
World of Warcraft #19

Angel After the Fall #21 Rodriguez Cover
Angel After the Fall #21 Runge Cover
Angel After the Fall #21 Sketch Cover
Angel After the Fall #21 Virgin Cover
Battlestar Galactica Cylon War #4 Foil Cover
Black Terror #4
Black Terror #4 Lily Cover
Black Terror #4 Ross Negative Cover
Black Terror #4 Surprise Cover
Boys Herogasm #1
Boys Herogasm #1 Negative Cover
Boys Herogasm #1 Virgin Cover
Broken Trinity #2 Silvestri Con
Cars Rookie #2 (of 4)
Cars Rookie #2 (of 4) Cover B
Complete Dracula #1 (of 5)
Complete Dracula #1 (of 5) Negative Cover
Criminal Macabre Cell Block 666 #4
Doctor Who Time Machination
Doctor Who Time Machination incentive cvr
Dreamer #6 Frisson Cover
Dreamer #6 Lora Innes Cover
Dresden Files Storm Front #4
Four Eyes #3
GI Joe #5 Elaine Williams' Brother Robert Atkins Cover
GI Joe #5 Johnson Cover
GI Joe #5 Johnson Virgin Cover
Gigantic #4
Greatest American Hero #3
Grimm Fairy Tales #38
Hack Slash The Series #22 Martin Abel Cover B
Hack Slash The Series #22 Seeley Cover A
Hotwire #3 Green Cover
Hotwire #3 Chick Cover
Invincible #62
Locke & Key Head Games #5
Masquerade #3 Foil Ross Cover
Mercy Thompson Homecoming #3
Ninja High School #170
Olympus #1
Star Trek Alien Spotlight Romulans
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic #41
Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen #5
Tales of the TMNT #58
The Great Unknown #2
Transformers All Hail Megatron #11 Coller Cover
Transformers All Hail Megatron #11 Hutchinson Cover
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation #1 Nizzi
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation #1 Photo
Warriors Official Movie Adaptation #2
Witchblade #127 Cover A Sejic
Witchblade #127 Cover B Waller

Batman Mad Love and Other Stories HC
Ben Templesmiths Dracula GN
Big Book of Barry Ween Boy Genius TPB
Black Panther TP Who is Black Panther
Booster Gold Vol 1 52 Pick-Up TPB
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Vol. 7 TPB
Dawn Worlds of Final Fantasy HC
G-Man TP Vol 1 Learning to Fly
Gary the Pirate GN
GI Joe Best of Hawk TP
Heroes TPB Vol 02
Hulk World War Hulk HC
Invincible Vol 10 Whos the Boss
Modesty Blaise TP Vol 15 Lady Killers
NYX No Way Home Prem HC DM ED
Punisher War Journal TPB Vol 5 Secret Invasion DM ED
Rann Thanager Holy War TP Vol 1
Superman Ending Battle TP
The Goon Vol 7 Place Of Heartache & Grief TPB
Thor by J. Michael Stracznski Vol. 2 HC
Thor Visionaries Walt Simonson TP VOL 02
Transmetropolitan Vol 2 Lust for Life New Ed
Ultimate Galactus Trilogy TP
War of Kings Road to War of Kings
Young X-Men Vol 2 Book Of Revelations TPB

2000 AD #1631
2000 AD #1632
Heavy Metal July 2009 #124
Heroes Magazines #10
Heroes Magazines #10 Previews Exclusive Cover
SFX #182
Star Trek Magazine #18 Previews Exclusive Cover
Terminator Salvation Mag Previews Exclusive Cover

Archie Digest #254
Incredibles Family Matters #2
Jughead #195
Marvel Adventures Avengers #36
Scooby Doo #144
Simpsons Comics #154
Simpsons Comics Treasure Trove #5
Tiny Titans #16
Tiny Titans Vol 2 Adventures In Awsomeness TPB

Heroes of the DCU Batman Bust
Star Trek TOS Orion Slave Girl Vinyl Figure

The Book Corner

Kick ASS 6 issue

If you don’t know already Kick Ass is on its sixth issue and really is kicking ass.

I don’t want to say too much about the comic as I feel that if you have not read it please do. It has to be one of the better comics around at the moment. Written by Mark Millar, pencils and cover by John Romita JR. First printings of issue one to five are costly and hard to find. There are loads of third prints etc around and there is also a trade paperback on its way. Not to forget that there will be a movie out later this year. Gripping!!!


Saturday, 2 June 2007

Review of Jack Fables

By: Bill Willingham,
Matthew Sturges
Type: Graphic Novels
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: DC Comics, Vertigo
ISBN: 978-1-4012-1222-3
Content is of an adult nature

When I was asked to review this book I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I had read a few of the fables comics and graphic novels and wondered how well Jack would do on his todd.

If you’re not familiar with the fable tales let me recap. Fables takes characters from fairy tales and folklore, isolated them to one modern age community, lights the torch paper, stands back and awaits the explosion. The back drop to the stories are that we (the Mundi’s), are not aware of Fables living among us. The Fables are forced out of their homelands by another fable fraction. The more human like Fables live in New York, whilst the rest are forced to live on a secret farm like Colin one of the three little pigs.

Written by Bill Willingham the Fables books are gritty and dynamite. I have to say I don’t have the same drive for this graphic novel. It starts off with Jack telling his tales of woe and introducing him as a main character rather than his ‘supportive’ role in Fables’. Jack finds himself in a prison camp with other fables such as sassy Cinderella and down and out Humpty Dumpy to mention a few. Jack then plans The Great Escape hence how the story unfolds. The Novel gets off to a slow start and never really speeds up. This is a shame as the original Fables story lines are quite frankly, brilliant.

If art work is your thing then you will not be disappointed. The art work makes the book stand out, looms large and is most impressive. This book collects Jack of Fables #1 - #5 and is of a mature nature. I do think if you are a fan of the Fables then it might be worth you reading the book.
I not saying that this an entirely bad read; no it’s just a spin off that doesn’t spin very far. The book does have its moments, for example some very clever dialog between Jack and his inmates will keep you reading, but it left me thinking ‘how was it that this is nominated for the 2007 Eisner Awards best new series?

Clive Andrews