Wednesday, December 10, 2008

SHIPPING LIST: DECEMBER 10, 2008
NOTE DATE: US delays for Thanksgiving!
You can probably find complete shipping list updates on most major comics sites. Consider this an opportunity to either do all your info-shopping in the one place, or get a speculative perspective on what might be worth checking out. These are untested reads. Secret Wars on Infinite Earths can offer no guarantee or endorsement of quality. These are simply titles that may be of potential interest. Some items may ship late.

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READ THE PREVIEW - VISIT THE SITE - BUY THE COMIC

The Independents...
OCT080033 BPRD WAR ON FROGS #2 $2.99
OCT082292 I KILL GIANTS #6 (OF 7) $2.99
JUL082203 INVINCIBLE #56 $2.99
OCT082249 PHONOGRAM 2 #1 (OF 7) SINGLES CLUB $3.50
SEP082256 SAVAGE DRAGON #142 $3.50
MAY082190 SPAWN NEO NOIR TP $14.95

The Corporates...
OCT080132 ACTION COMICS #872 NEW KRYPTON $2.99
SEP080102 AMBUSH BUG YEAR NONE #5 (OF 6) $2.99
OCT080143 BOOSTER GOLD #15 $2.99
OCT082413 CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #8 $2.99
SEP080100 FINAL CRISIS REVELATIONS #4 (OF 5) $3.99
OCT080149 GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #15 $2.99
OCT080148 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #31 $2.99
OCT080200 MIRRORS EDGE #2 (OF 6) $3.99
OCT080117 SECRET SIX #4 $2.99
OCT080091 TRINITY #28 $2.99
OCT080160 WATCHMEN #1 NEW PTG $1.50
OCT082455 WHAT IF CAPTAIN AMERICA FALLEN SON $2.99

The Spotlight...
- OCT082392 ADAM LEGEND OF BLUE MARVEL #2 (OF 5) $3.99
Given how malignant the Sentry's retro entry into the Marvel Universe has been, I just can't help but struggle to understand the motivation for this. While I appreciate Marvel's recent investment in their Golden Age properties, I don't know if this is really the way to do it. This one feels like the half of the company that continues to struggle to appear to be sincere.

- OCT080125 BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #24 $2.99
With the DVD release of The Dark Knight no doubt reminding you of your spontaneous fandom, there's still a bunch of Joker comics trickling down that you might like to check out. I'm just saying! It'll really improve your credibility with cynical fanboys, and impress your equally fad-tastic pals! Wow, was that a "humbug"? Well, chill! Confidential continues to explore the early years of the Joker putting Batman into an adjacent cell to allow him the opportunity to get to know this new kind of criminal a little better. TDK fans know how interesting it can get when these two are put together in a cell!

- OCT080108 DETECTIVE COMICS #851 $2.99
The Batmania rolls on as legendary comics scribe, Denny O'Neil, returns to Gotham City to tell a tale of it's "Last Days." As disgruntled as I am by DC's recent return to multi-title crossovers, this post-RIP two-parter might be too good to miss. Nightwing stands solemnly on the cover infront of a case awfully reminiscent of the Jason Todd memorial tank that once contained the dead Robin's costume. Is the Batman dead, or just absent? Don't expect the answers to come from here, but as a companion piece to Final Crisis, it's well worth a read!

- AUG080114 FINAL CRISIS #5 (OF 7) $3.99
It looks like Gotham's sister city, Bl├╝dhaven, is about to be the scene of yet another epic battle, as the forces of good clash with Darkseid's evil!

- OCT080131 NIGHTWING #151 $2.99
The post-RIP funtimes continue for Nightwing as he puts Two-Face's reign of terror in New York City to bed in Arkham Asylum.

- OCT082339 SECRET INVASION DARK REIGN $3.99
Secret Invasion felt so far under par, any transition into Dark Reign was going to be difficult not to resent. The opportunity to do the Skrull invasion to an extent we've never seen was what initially had me sold on the project, but what we got was probably exactly what not to do. Failing any Skrull-related startling invasions, this is just a very ugly transition into yet another company event. This one's starting with yet another promising high-concept, but pilotted by Brian Bendis, we're anticipating another dismal showing. That said -- potential for greatness is definitely there and we'll be watching with interest.
Our disappointment with Secret Invasion might mischaracterize the purpose of these entries and perspectives, because it's not baseless, or just for sport. I find these are the assumptions, often of not very intelligent people, who seem oblivious to the irony of their own witchunt, and I rarely acknowledge it to disapprove.

- SEP080144 SUPERMAN BATMAN #54 $2.99
In the tradition of the Silver Age, the two heroes have experienced an ol' switcheroo of powers, and it looks like it's going to Batman's head -- and Bane's back!


Know Your Trade...
OCT082515 AVENGERS PREM HC FIRST TO LAST $34.99
SEP080172 BATMAN JOKERS ASYLUM TP $14.99
JUL080156 CAMELOT 3000 HC DELUXE EDITION $34.99
OCT082532 CAPTAIN AMERICA TP CHOSEN $19.99
OCT082517 DAREDEVIL MAN WITHOUT FEAR PREM HC $24.99
AUG080183 GREEN LANTERN SECRET ORIGIN HC $19.99
OCT082507 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PREM HC VOL 01 LEGACY $19.99
JUL080166 JSA HC VOL 03 THY KINGDOM COME PART 2 $24.99
OCT082501 NOVA ANNIHILATION HC $34.99
OCT082309 PX GN VOL 02 IN SERVICE O/T QUEEN $16.99
MAY082190 SPAWN NEO NOIR TP $14.95




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