Monday Update: What’s New for 4/23/14

Justice League United #0Alright everyone, Free Comic Book Day is less than 2 weeks away! Now, you might think you’re ready to just stroll in and read all those free comics with no problem, but not without some training first! Fortunately for you, we’ve got some massively awesome new comics (and toys!) for you to utilize! The Justice League moves to Canada, Someone shot the Watcher, Mad Magazine makes an appearance, Captain America toys show up, and a whole lot more. Make sure you stretch, because it’s time for the Monday Update.

the spotlight this week goes to Justice League United #0. Following the events of Forever Evil (which hasn’t ended yet, making this a bit weird) the Justice League of america is no longer the team they once were. However, its remaining members have joined together and traveled north of the border to form the coolest group of Canadian super-heroes since Alpha Flight: the Justice League Canada! Animal Man, Adam Strange, and more unite with the likes of Martian Manhunter, Stargirl, and Green arrow in this bold new direction for the League. It’s also being written by Jeff Lemire, so if you were privy to the awesomeness that was Animal Man’s ongoing series, you know the kind of quality this book promises to contain. Don’t miss it.

Elsewhere in the DC Universe, we’ve got the long awaited third chapter of “First Contact” in Batman/Superman #9! Last month, World’s Finest #21 came out, which was part 4 of First Contact, but part 3 was mysteriously missing. Well, at long last, you can fill in that missing chapter, because it’s finally here! Next, Secret Origins returns this week with Secret Origins #1! Discover the hidden beginnings of Kara Zor-El, Dick Grayson, and more in this new series that’s all about, you guessed it, secret origins. Finally, an all new creative team takes over the Flash starting with issue #30. Central City had a rough time during the events of Forever Evil, but the Flash is back to fix everything. He can do that by running really fast, right?

Marvel’s bringing out some big guns this week, starting with its next big crossover story arc “Original Sin”. Somebody shot the Watcher, (presumably in his gigantic head, because where else would you aim?). Nova is out to find out why. What he learns will set the stage for one of the most exciting murder mysteries the Marvel Universe has ever known. Check out Original Sin #0 for all the intrigue you can handle! Next, Marvel’s had a string of success stories with solo character books lately (Hawkeye, Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, etc) and they’re hoping to keep that streak alive with Elektra #1. The world’s deadliest assassin has had quite a troubled past, but can she finally put all that behind her? Finally, the Guardians are picking up some fresh new members this week in Guardians of the Galaxy #14. What happens when Captain Marvel and Venom join the team? We’re not entirely sure, but you can bet it won’t be boring! Don’t miss this 100th issue celebration!

Meanwhile, Mad Magazine #527 makes “head of the class”, there’s some new Avengers Assemble action figures, some Avengers 6 inch All Star Figures, and some Captain America Figures! (That just figures, doesn’t it?) Plus, there some Doctor Who and Dalek figures, new Game of Thrones figures, (so many figures!!!), and the new Marvel Universe trading cards are arriving!

IF that weren’t enough, there’s still a whole boatload more coming that we simply don’t have enough room to talk about here. Fortunately for you, you can check out the Complete Diamond Shipping List for the most thorough look at this week’s bounty you’re likely to see on all the internet! Just be sure to keep your excitement in check, as some items on this list may not really exist yet. Be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until Weednesday, April 23rd.

What will you be reading this week? Is anyone in Conrad’s life truly safe in Thief of Thieves #20? Have Peter Stanchek and his renegades really found freedom in Harbinger #22? Why don’t you hear about people making s’mores out of marshmallow Peeps? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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Monday Update: What’s New for 4/16/14

Solar: Man of the Atom #1Welcome back! It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another fresh look at all the good stuff for sale this coming Wednesday. We’ve got another return of a comic icon from Dynamite, a pair of new tshirts of the Deadpool and Carnage variety (aren’t they fighting each other right now?), Sinestro gets his own ongoing series, Superior Spider-Man reaches its conclusion, and a whole lot more. Here’s the Monday Update.

The spotlight this week shines on someone who needs no spotlight, because he’s got the power of the sun! Dr Solar is back in Solar: Man of the Atom #1. The newest addition to Dynamite’s Gold Key Universe, Dr. Phil Seleski is the reluctant superhero with nearly limitless power at his command. Will his newfound abilities destroy his family and friends, or will he harness his power for the good of mankind? Don’t miss your chance to read about a man who can literally blind his enemies with science!

In  DC news, Forever Evil is back in Justice League #29. Grid faces off against a newly reformed Cyborg and the Metal Men, but will Vic be able to stop his former cybernetic half? Next, it’s the continuation of Red Daughter of Krypton in Supergirl #30. Kara may be an immensely powerful Red Lantern, but has she met her match in Worldkiller-1? Finally, Sinestro and his giant forehead get their own ongoing series starting with Sinestro #1. There will be lots of yellow, lots of giant foreheads, and possibly even an awesome, flowing, gold cape.

Marvel’s got another big week ahead, and it doesn’t get much bigger than the Hulk. That’s right, following the conclusion to Indestructible Hulk, the big guy’s got another new series starting with Hulk #1. Banner’s been shot, and the Hulk has to avenge him! But how can he, what with him technically being the same person and all? Next, the highly anticipated conclusion to Superior Spider-Man arrives, conveniently just in time for the new Amazing Spider-Man movie! Who is the Green Goblin? What really happened to Otto? SUSPENSE!!! Finally, things have been a little out of sorts in the Ultimate universe since Galactus tried to eat everyone, but they’re slowly rebuilding, and this week that continues with Ultimate FF #1. Sue Storm, Tony Stark, Machine Man and Sam Wilson form the new Ultimate Universe Future Foundation, and they are all that stands in the way of Ultimate doom!

Meanwhile, Deadpool and Carnage each get a fancy new Tshirt this week, there’s a set of Cybermen figures for all you Doctor Who fans, and Frankenstein Alive Alive #3 finally shows up! (Insert “it’s alive” joke here.) Plus, Warlord of Mars somehow hits its 100th issue (we’re still trying to figure out the math on that one), Zero Year kicks off its next chapter in Batman #30, and issue #2 of the new Stray Bullets series “Killers” will be here!

IF that’s not enough to satisfy your craving for new stuff, check out the Complete Diamond Shipping List. It’s got the full gamut of greatness headed our way this Wednesday, but it’s also got a nasty habit of including items that aren’t real. Be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, April 16th.

What will you be reading this week? Will Mike Stone live long enough to marry the woman of his dreams in Shotgun Wedding #3? Who was foolish enough to pick a fight with the God of War and an army of Amazons in Wonder Woman #30? Can any fish be made into a fish stick, or is it only the ones that taste good with tartar sauce? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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Monday Update: What’s New for 4/9/14

Batman: Eternal #1Another all-new week of all-new comics is upon us, and what a week it is! Marvel has a plethora of All-New books on the way, Batman gets Eternal, some more DC villains get action figures, the new issue of Kick-Ass finally arrives, and much, much more. Here’s the Monday update.

The spotlight this week goes to Batman Eternal #1. Coming from an all star team of artists and writers, this story is so big there’s going to be a new issue every week! Yes, Batman’s going weekly, and he’s bringing Gotham’s finest heroes and villains along with him. This week, Jim Gordon has gotten himself into quite a jam, but is he on the wrong side of the law? Find out this wednesday!

In other DC news, we’ve got another prelude to Superman: Doomed this week in Superman/Wonder woman #7. DC’s most powerful couple took a nuclear blast head on last month, but how did they survive, and how will they stand up to a newly released Doomsday? Next, following the events of forever evil, Constantine has to keep his eyes out for Spellbinder. Find out if he stays hidden in Constantine #13. Finally, Cadmus wants Firestorm to join the Justice League, but Firestorm isn’t really into the idea. It’s more exciting than it sounds. Promise. See what happens in Justice League 3000 #5.

Are you looking for some All-New Marvel books Now!? All-New Marvel Now! is hitting the All-New banner harder than ever this week with the release of All-New Doop #1, All-New Ultimates #1, All-New Ghost Rider #2, All-New X-Factor #6, and All-New X-Men #25. they’re all All-New, and they’re all coming this Wednesday. Next, Danny Rand is back in his own ongoing series starting this week in Iron fist: The Living Weapon #1. What dire circumstances return Iron fist to K’un-Lun? Finally, Nightcrawler is finally back among the living, and he’s out to make the world a better place for mutants. How? By hitting the road with Wolverine! Don’t miss the teleporting action in Nightcrawler #1.

Meanwhile, the perpetually overdue Kick-Ass 3 #7 arrives, a new set of DC Super Villains figures for Power Ring, Superwoman, and Ultraman show up, and some new figures based on the upcoming Godzilla movie crash into the store. Plus, a few more DC Total Heroes figures show up, some fresh Doctor Who figures arrive, and Flash Gordon gets himself a new ongoing series starting this Wednesday!

All this, and there’s still so much more! Check out the Complete Diamond Shipping List for the most thorough look at this week’s upcoming awesomeness you’ll find on the internet! In fact, it’s so thorough, it sometimes even contains items that don’t really exist yet. Be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, April 9th.

What will you be reading this week? Will Russell find a way back to his family in Magnus: Robot Fighter #2? Will the Bride of Death win the game of nations in East of West #11? What do Eskimos call Eskimo pies? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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Monday Update: What’s New for 4/2/14

Inhuman #1Free Comic Book Day is almost here! Yes, as the calendar turns to april, the comic book industry’s biggest holiday looms ever closer. But even with so much attention focused on May 3rd, there’s still plenty of awesomeness coming in the meantime. We’ve got Marvel’s craziest red characters facing off, Aquaman gets some teammates, Angel & Faith get another season, there’s some more DC villain action figures, and much much more. Here’s the Monday Update.

The spotlight this week goes to the long-gestating Inhuman #1. Remember back in Infinity when a cloud of Terrigen mist was unleashed on earth and a bunch of new Inhumans started popping up, not unlike the recent resurgence of Mutants post-AVX? Well, Inhuman is the story of those people, and what happens now that a considerable percentage of earth’s population probably now has super powers of some sort. Chances are, not everyone on the planet thinks this is a good thing. Don’t miss your chance to get in on Marvel’s next big thing from the very beginning.

In other Marvel news, we’ll all be seeing red this week as two of the craziest characters face off in Deadpool vs. Carnage #1. There really isn’t much to say that the title doesn’t spell out for us. It’s Deadpool fighting Carnage. who needs a reason? Next, what remains of the Ultimate Universe takes a moment to recognize the anniversary of Peter Parker’s death in Ultimate Spider-Man #200. This special issue apparently has as super secret shocking ending, so don’t pass it up! Finally, Doctor Doom’s son wants extradition, and Jen Walters is just the lawyer for the job. Check out all the hot legal action in She-Hulk #3!

It’s another week of business as usual for the DC universe. That’s not a bad thing though, as the status quo is pretty darn awesome! First up, Aquaman’s ex-teammates become his current teammates in Aquaman and the others #1. Someone wants to get their hands on the others’ Atlantean artifacts, and that’s never a good idea. Don’t miss the debut issue of this all-new ongoing series. Did we mention it’s also a prelude to Future’s End? Well, it is! Next, the Outsider War rages on in Green Arrow #30. Things are looking tough for Arrow and Robert, what with them facing off against an entire mob of Outsiders all alone. Will help make it there in time? Finally, Superman: Doomed gets a prelude in this week’s Action Comics #30. Following the events of Forever Evil, things are all turned around for Superman and Lex. Now that the world sees Lex as a hero, where does the Man of Steel fit in? Oh, and Doomsday has crossed over from the Phantom Zone, so it’s about to really suck to be Superman.

Meanwhile, Angel & Faith Season 10 begins, Magneto and Moon Knight get their #2 issues, and there’s some Bizarro and Deathstorm DC Super Villains figures on the way. Plus, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie prelude arrives, Walking Dead Minimates show up, and we get to find out how the Marvel Universe would have changed had Wasp been killed years ago in What if: Age of Ultron #1.

Still looking for more? Check out the Complete Diamond Shipping List for a more thorough look at all the wonderful items headed out way this wednesday. Be careful though, as this lists sometimes contains things that don’t really exist yet. be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, April 2nd.

what will you be reading this week? What will happen when the dormant horde below Valley May Farms is awakened in Juice Squeezers #4? Is the Red Cowl really still alive in Sidekicks #6? Why is a ruler called a ruler? I mean my ruler just measures things. It doesn’t actually hold dominion over anything, does it? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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Monday Update: What’s New for 3/26/14

Iron Patriot #1We’re back! That was a fun little preview of spring, but it looks like mother nature has one more cold front to hit us with before we all break out our shorts. That’s okay though, because we’ve got the hottest new comics to keep you warm! (Get it? hot new comics? keep you warm? Oh, never mind) All-New Marvel Now!’s got some new series for us all, DC gives Amanda Waller the spotlight, there’s a whole mess of mystery mini’s on the way, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. (the hot joke didn’t work, so I’m sticking with cold!) Plus, it’s Previews week! Here’s the Monday Update.

The spotlight this week goes to Iron Patriot #1. Do you love America? Sure you do. Do you love All-New Marvel Now!? Who doesn’t? Put the two together, and you have yourself the next surefire hit from the house of ideas. Jim Rhodes has a long history of being a military man with an Iron Man suit. Now, the former War Machine has quit the Secret avengers and struck out on his own as the Iron Patriot to take the fight to anyone who wants to mess with his homeland. One part super-hero adventure, one part military thriller, Iron Patriot is one to watch.

In other Marvel news, Iron Patriot isn’t the only character with his own new series. First up, we have the hotly anticipated All-New Ghost Rider #1. (See what I did there? Hot? His head is on fire? … Really? Oh, never mind). The newest Ghost Rider eschews the traditional motorcycle for a muscle car, and vengeance has never been more deadly. Next, the Silver Surfer is back, and this time he’s not traveling alone. Join him and his earthling friend as they travel the cosmos starting this week in Silver Surfer #1. Finally, we have the conclusion to “the Trial of Jean Grey” in Guardians of the Galaxy #13. It’s all been building to this. Will Jean be found guilty? Will the rest of the All-New X-Men ever look at her the same way? Wouldn’t Rocket Raccoon make an awesome lawyer? Can’t you just picture him in a suit with a little briefcase? So cute. So deadly.

Over in the DC Universe, there may not be any anthropomorphic raccoons, but there’s plenty of awesome action to be had! First up, we have the first appearance of Atlas in the New 52 in Aquaman #29. Arthur has seen his share of strong adversaries, but if atlas wasn’t enough, he might also be on a collision course with Swamp Thing himself! next, we’ve got several Forever Evil tie-ins for you. This week’s books are Forever evil: A.R.G.U.S. #6, Forever Evil: Rogues’ Rebellion #6, and Justice League Dark #29. Finally, Amanda Waller’s been in charge of the Suicide Squad and A.R.G.U.S. in the past, but she’s on her own now, and one of her many enemies has come to get her. Will she survive alone? Don’t miss Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller #1.

Meanwhile, after months and months of waiting, Sandman Overture #2 finally, finally arrives, we’ve got Marvel, Game of Thrones, and Walking Dead Mystery Minis on the way, and there’s a new Robocop figure based on the new movie coming in. Plus, there’s an adorable Walking Dead Carl Pop figure arriving, Revolutionary War: Omega #1 shows up, the conclusion to X-Files: Conspiracy makes its way to our shelves, and the Diamond Previews catalog will grace us with its goodie-filled presence!

There’s still so very much more! Check out the Complete Diamond Shipping List for the complete rundown of all the wonderful stuff we’ll be seeing this Wednesday. Just be sure to temper your excitement, as this list sometimes contains things that don’t actually exist yet. Check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, March 26th.

What will you be reading this week? Will the crew rescue Zoe in Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3? Will Rocky and Bullwinkle stop Boris and Natasha from duping a wealthy philanthropist in Rocky & Bullwinkle #1? Do they make electric abacuses? And if so, why? Let us know on our Facebook Page.

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