Monday, 10 October 2011

What to Read on Wednesday - 12/10/2011

Top Pick

The Shade #1 (of 12) (DC Comics)
Written by James Robinson
Art by Cully Hamner

James Robinson returns to the world of his acclaimedSTARMAN series with a new 12-issue series starring the antihero known as The Shade!
An attack at the Starman museum kicks off a globe-hopping, centuries spanning quest that will irrevocably change The Shade’s life, and ultimately shed light on his true origin!
Artist extraordinaire Cully Hamner (RED) kicks off the series, and upcoming issues will feature art by such luminaries as Darwyn Cooke, Javier Pulido, Jill Thompson, Frazer Irving and Gene Ha!

The Top 10

Batman and Robin #2 (DC Comics)
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason
Batman’s fears about Robin’s tendency to dish out more pain than necessary are growing!
And who is the man named NoBody, visiting Gotham City to say hello to his old friend Bruce Wayne and find out where he went wrong in his battle against crime.

Batwoman #2 (DC Comics)
Written by J. H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman
Art by J. H. Williams III
Horror! A terrifying new villain stalks the innocent children of Gotham City! Intrigue! A threatening government agency is hot on Batwoman’s trail. Romance! Kate Kane’s new relationship is heating up!
Can Batwoman stop the new evil rising from the damp back alleys of Gotham’s barrios? And overcome the many challenges she faces as both Batwoman and Kate Kane? 2011′s most anticipated new series intensifies in this exciting second issue!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #2 (Dark Horse)
Written by Joss Whedon & Andrew Chambliss
Art by Georges Jeanty
Buffy continues her nightly patrols while trying to cobble together a sensible life… Willow’s adopted a new look, while Dawn and Xander celebrate the comforts of a magicless world. The fun and games come to a halt when mysteriously marked bodies start appearing. As Buffy starts to investigate she captures the attention of San Francisco police detectives who have taken notice of the unnaturally gifted Slayer…
Written by series creator Joss Whedon, with Andrew Chambliss of Dollhouse and the CW’s The Vampire Diaries!

Demon Knights #2 (DC Comics)
Written by Paul Cornell
Art by Diogenes Neves
The siege that will reverberate through history to the present-day DCU begins as the Demon Etrigan and his unlikely lover, Madame Xanadu, face the Horde!
What five (mostly) noble souls would be crazy enough to join them? The cover gives but a hint, and the point could well be moot by the time this issue’s done. For the Horde is armed with the magic of Mordru – including some decidedly different dragons!

Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #2 (DC Comics)
Written by Jeff Lemire

Art by Alberto Ponticelli

It’s all-out war as Frankenstein and his new field team, The Creature Commandos, uncover an age-old conspiracy at the heart of Bone Lake – one that will see them suit up as the world’s first “Necronauts,” traveling between worlds and through “dead space,” toward the mysterious Monster Planet.
Meanwhile, the horrifying origins of the Commandos are revealed – and the S.O.M.B.I.E. makes its first appearance!

Morning Glories #13 (Image Comics)
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Joe Eisma
MORNING GLORIES is a miraculous title, Nick Spencer has found the perfect balance between mystery and character and delivers a riveting comic that also has believable characters with realistic motivations.’ – Benjamin Birdie,

New Avengers #17 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Mike Deodato

The New Avengers are about to face their biggest threat…the revitalized, the resurrected, the rejuvenated H.A.M.M.E.R, led by none other than Norman Osborn.
What insanity is about to be unleashed on the world and what can the Avengers do to stop it?!

Punisher MAX #18 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Steve Dillon
The Punisher is at his lowest point.
Homeless, penniless, gun-less. But none of this changes the fact that he’s got his sights aimed squarely on the most powerful man in the country: the Kingpin of Crime.
Fearing for his life and paranoid, the Kingpin brings in a new bodyguard, the best money can buy: a hard-as-nails woman going by the name of Elektra.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #3 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Sara Pichelli
Who is behind the mask?

Ultimate Comics X-Men #2 (Marvel Comics)
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Paco Medina

The world is in a state of sheer panic. The United States government has been outed as the creator of the X-Gene and mutants have been branded terrorists. It is in this insanity that the X-Men emerge.
How will these former X-Men fair in a world where they are criminals?
Will they be willing to defend mankind when all of humanity cries out for their imprisonment?

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