Buying off the comic book rack – Oct. 31, 2012

Fresh off of battling Hurricane Sandy, Steve from Third Eye Comics gives us the low-down on all this week’s new releases.

A PLUS X #1 DELIVERS THE NEXT “MARVEL NOW” TITLE!

We are so totally amped about A PLUS X, and are even more stoked that it’s dropping this Wednesday.  Marvel has managed to make the MARVEL TEAM UP concept cool, and interesting again!

This first issue features a very cool Wolverine / Hulk tale from JEPH LOEB (BATMAN: HUSH, BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN) and DALE KEOWN (HULK: THE END!), which brings us a pairing of two Marvel icons: the DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Wolverine and the MAESTRO Hulk from FUTURE IMPERFECT.

Also, we’re given a majorly badass CAPTAIN AMERICA vs. CABLE story by Dan Slott (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), and one of our all-time favorite Captain America artists, RON GARNEY (he did the killer Mark Waid run back in the day). We cannot recommend it enough.

SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL.2 ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY!

SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE was one of our favorite releases of 2010 so when we saw writer J. Michael Straczynski would be continuing it with artist Shane Davis — we knew we were in for a treat.

This is the kind of thing we love about EARTH ONE. The way that JMS writes the character and the world around him is just so damn believable and realistic, that it’s hard to NOT like SUPERMAN. Folks: if you’ve ever stood in the store, and said these words: I just can’t get into SUPERMAN… then SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE is the book for you.

We know you guys are stoked like all get out for this one, but for those of you who may not already know about it, we highly recommend snagging a copy of the first volume of SUPERMAN EARTH ONE this Wednesday.

DOCTOR WHO #2 HITS THIS WEEK!

Man, IDW’s brand new DOCTOR WHO series is one of the raddest incarnations of the Doctor in comic book form that we’ve seen yet. This is pretty damn phenomenal stuff, and it’s only two issues in!

In the second issue of this new ongoing series that takes place in synch with the current season of DOCTOR WHO on the BBC, we’re shown a shadow being that’s emerged from a machine used to view alternate realities, and is stealing time from those he touches in order to become ‘real.’ Can the Doctor save the Hypothetical Gentleman’s latest crime?

Folks, if you’re a DOCTOR WHO fan, whatsoever, you gotta give this one a shot. This book really captures the tone and imagination of the show perfectly, and is so much more than just a media tie-in to the show. It really is a great compliment to the DOCTOR WHO series. Get it!

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: THE ORIGIN OF SKELETOR!

 

We grew up with HE-MAN and we really cannot get enough of the killer modern day spin that DC Comics has been putting on it lately.

This one-shot from horror writer JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (LAST OF THE GREATS, ECHOES, I VAMPIRE) and FRAZER IRVING (KLARION THE WITCH BOY) is a freakin’ AWESOME read, as it brings a very dark, disturbing look at the origins of He-Man’s arch-nemesis: SKELETOR.

Super cool stuff, Third Eye Faithful, if you’re feeling the new HE-MAN series from DC, then you gotta give this one a shot!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ANNUAL 2012!

Folks, this is a pretty big one, and it might slip by you, so let me tell you now: MAKE SURE YOU GET THE TMNT ANNUAL this week!  Why? It’s a BRAND NEW Ninja Turtles story written AND illustrated by the original creator of the TMNT, KEVIN EASTMAN.

Raphael and Casey find themselves in the middle of a criminal caper that’s gone all wrong, and it touches the lives of many of their friends… and enemies.

Double-cross upon double-cross leads the Turtles to the heart of the NYC criminal underworld, where various factions jockey for power, but at the end of the day, only one can be on top. Will it be the Foot Clan?

A perfect trip back to the gritty, street-level TMNT storytelling of the old days, this is a MUST-READ.

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