We’ll give Marvel the lead this week with Astonishing X-Men #51! It’s a wedding issue! As Alpha Flight member Northstar will be marrying his longtime boyfriend Kyle. Elsewhere at Marvel, we’ve reached the halfway point of the event of the summer with Avengers vs X-Men #6 (of 12)! Plus, Daredevil #14, Dark Avengers #176, Journey into Mystery #640, New Avengers #27, Uncanny X-Men #14, Winter Soldier #7 and more! A huge week for the House of Ideas!
Over at DC, we’re set to get arguably the most anticipated of the Before Watchmen mini-series: The Comedian by Brian Azzarello! We fully expect it to be off the meter, in more ways than one. Plus, there’s Batman Beyond Unlimited #5, Fables #118, Supergirl #10 and a whole slew of Batman family books: Batwoman #10, Catwoman #10, Nightwiong #10, Red Hood and the Outlaws #10 and Birds of Prey #10!
Even though we’ve already read it, we’re also stoked about Chew #27 2nd Helping Edition, another printing of the issue that came out last year, well before its time! And we can’t not mention Saga #4. It’s one of the hottest series in comics and we can’t wait to see where it goes.
The full list follows…
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MARVEL SELECT AVENGERS MOVIE IRON MAN
MARK VI ACTION FIGURE
A Diamond Select Release! Designed and Sculpted by Gentle Giant! The Avengers movie is almost upon us, and Diamond Select is bringing back the action figure everyone has been asking for! Iron Man’s Mark VI armor was a retailer exclusive when they first released it, but now they’re making it available to Previews customers as part of the Avengers line!
Depicting Tony Stark in the armor he wears through much of the film, this figure stands 7.5 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, and comes with a removable mask that can be displayed in open or closed position. Iron Man is in scale to all of DST’s other Avengers movie figures and comes with a detailed display base in oversized collector packaging.
It’s the second week in our monthly Looking Forward cycle, which must mean that it’s time to check out the DC Comics releases lined up for two months from now. There’s obviously plenty more set to come out from DC that month, but these are the comics and hardcovers and TPBs that really caught our eye. So let’s hit it!
SUPERMAN EARTH ONE VOL. 2 HC
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Shane Davis, Sandra Hope
The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times best-selling graphic novel SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE by acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski and superstar artist Shane Davis is here!
Young Clark Kent continues his journey toward becoming the World’s Greatest Super Hero but finds dealing with humanity to be a bigger challenge than he ever imagined! From a ruthless dictator to a new love interest who’s NOT Lois Lane, things are never easy for this emerging Man of Steel.
And the worst is yet to come, in the form of a man-monster with an insatiable appetite, the Parasite! The only thing that might appease his hunger is The Last Son of Krypton! But that will also mean he will have Superman’s powers without his conscience, and Kal-El learns to live without powers beyond those of mere mortals.
Like they say, it’s the sequel to the first Earth One hardcover, which has been a huge hit since its release two years ago, and made a worthy addition to our TPBs & Graphic Novels section!
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