Marvel Comics 06.29-07.13.11 | X-Men Civil War

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 10 June 2011 00:00

Mutantkind prepares for an all-out civil war in X-Men: Schism #1 and we have a brand new sneak peek. In other mutant-related previews, Wolverine is Hope's only, er, hope in Uncanny X-Men #539 (plus that venerable title comes to a shocking end in Uncanny X-Men #544!) and X-Force faces off against religious zealots trying to save the world from the God of Fear in Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #1.


Marvel Comics 07.13-20.11 | X-Men: United No More

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 03 June 2011 00:00

The X-Men stand divided and the future of all mutantkind is in jeopardy in X-Men: Schism #1, plus Black Widow tries to rescue the city of Marseilles from Fear Itself in Fear Itself: Black Widow #1 and the Fist of Khonshu gets closer to finding LA's crime kingpin in Moon Knight #3.


Marvel Comics 07.06.11 | Can Daredevil Be Trusted?

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 03 June 2011 00:00

Matt Murdock returns, but his greatest challenges lay ahead in Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin's Daredevil #1, plus world are on fire in Fear Itself #4.


Marvel Comics 06.22-29.11 | Sabretooth Strikes!

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 27 May 2011 00:00

Wolverine's son faces his father's worst enemy in Ultimate Comics X #5, plus the War of the Four Cities heats up in FF #5 and the All-Father and the World-Eater strike a deal in The Mighty Thor #3.


Marvel Comics 06.15.11 | Planet Red Hulk

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 27 May 2011 00:00

Trapped in space, Rulk gets in touch with his savage side as Planet Red Hulk rages on in Hulk #35, plus the Watcher forms a team packed with all of Marvel's patriotic heroes in Captain America Corps #1, and the Evolutionaries make their move on Utopia in X-Men #13.


Marvel Comics 06.15.11 | Fear Itself Hammers Iron Man and the Avengers

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Monday, 23 May 2011 10:53

Tony Stark faces the Grey Gargoyle as Fear Itself hits Paris in Invincible Iron Man #505, plus the Red Hulk reaches the hammer that fell on Yancy Street in Avengers #14.


Marvel Comics 06.08.11, pt. 2 | The Return of Alpha Flight

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Monday, 23 May 2011 08:34

Canada's finest superhero team returns to the spotlight in Alpha Flight #1, plus David Liss and Patrick Zircher reunite a team of Golden Age heroes in Mystery Men #1.


Marvel Comics 06.08.11 | The Return of Havok

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 20 May 2011 15:11

Havok's team returns, but their arrival means trouble for Rogue in X-Men Legacy #250, plus Logan seeks revenge on the Red Right Hand in Wolverine #10, the Spirit of Vengeance faces Fear Itself in Ghost Rider #0.1, and the Savage Land is under attack in Ka-Zar #1.


Marvel Comics 06.01.11 | The Deep

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 20 May 2011 11:59

Namor faces Fear Itself in Fear Itself: The Deep #1, plus the Worthy's mayhem burns worldwide in Fear Itself #3 and the Dark Angel Saga kicks off in Uncanny X-Force #11.


Marvel Comics 05.25.11-07.13.11 | Man-Thing Goes Insane

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Thursday, 05 May 2011 19:26

Man-Thing is wreaking havoc on Manhattan and it’s left up to Howard the Duck, She-Hulk, Frankenstein’s Monster and Nighthawk to shut down this terror before the whole world is destroyed in Fear Itself: Fearsome Four #1, Daken takes over the L.A. underworld in Daken: Dark Wolverine #9.1, the War of Four Cities comes to an end in FF #4, the students take a dangerous trip to discover what happened to the kids that didn’t enroll in the Academy in Avengers Academy #14.1, and deadly secrets from Steve Rogers’ past are revealed in Captain America #1.


Image Comics 05.04.11 | The Art of Adrenaline

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Tuesday, 03 May 2011 21:25

The end of the Top Cow Universe is coming and the Artifact Bearers must try to prevent it before it’s too late in Artifacts #7, plus we are welcomed into the top-secret super villains academy in Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors #1,  the creation of two super soldiers has been a success after 70 years of trying but one soldier becomes too much in Red Spike #1,  and we discover the origin of Jackie Estacado in the Darkness 2 Prequel FCBD 2011 Edition.


Marvel Comics 05.18.11 and beyond | Rebuilding Asgard

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Thursday, 28 April 2011 23:48

Earth's Mighiest Heroes attempt to rebuild Asgard but Fear Itself has other plans in Avengers #13, plus the artist behind Secret Avengers and Dark Avengers gets the spotlight in The Art of Mike Deodato, and Marvel unveils David Aja's striking covers to the Red Skull miniseries.


Marvel Comics 05.25.11 | A World Eater at the World Tree

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Thursday, 28 April 2011 23:15

 It's Asgard vs. Galactus in The Mighty Thor #2, plus Flash loses control and the symbiote goes on a rampage in Venom #3, Nick "Morning Glories" Spencer and Scot Eaton take over as Steve Rogers' strike force battles Fear Itself in Secret Avengers #13, Logan seeks payback against Mystique in Wolverine #9, Rhodey teams up with the Immortal Weapons in Iron Man 2.0 #5.


Image Comics 04.27.11, pt. 2 | The Angel Who Torments

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Tuesday, 26 April 2011 23:53

Paul makes a horrible discovery in The Mission #3, plus, the unforgiving eye wreaks havoc in The Bulletproof Coffin TP, everything Steve Ocean may have thought about himself turns out to be a lie in Marineman #5, and Image Comics Firsts present Elephantmen #1.


Image Comics 04.27.11 | Everything's Coming Up Kirkman

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Tuesday, 26 April 2011 23:02

Robert Kirkman’s creative genius dominates in this week’s comics among the reality Kurt and Daniel must face in Haunt #15, the epic battle in Invincible, Vol. 14: The Viltumite War TP, Rick snapping in The Walking Dead Weekly #17, and the conclusion of no way out in The Walking Dead #84, plus Carin Taylor must save herself against the deadly techno-virus in Velocity #4.


Marvel Comics 06.01-29.11 | Classic Ditko Sprung from the Vault

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 22 April 2011 17:24

A never-before-seen team-up from Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko sees the light of day for the first time in Incredible Hulk & The Human Torch: From the Marvel Vault #1, plus the mysterious Evolutionaries arrive on the shores of Utopia in X-Men #12 and Marvel celebrates with a slew of X-Men Evolutions variants.


Marvel Comics 05.11-18.11 | The Return of Canada's Finest

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 22 April 2011 10:33

 Hot off their return in Chaos War, Canada's greatest superteam regroups in time for Fear Itself in Alpha Flight #0.1 and the Psycho-Man crashes Spidey's first lecture at Avengers Academy in Amazing Spider-Man #661, plus the Future Foundation faces off against a veritable army of Deadly Reed Richardses (no, really!) in FF #3, then teams up with their old pal the Sentinel of the Spaceways in Silver Surfer #4 and Shellhead battles a monster made of Stone in Invincible Iron Man #504.


Image Comics 04.20.11, pt. 2 | The Darkest Adventure

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Wednesday, 20 April 2011 21:57

 The gates of hell are opened as the horrors of the Vietnam conflict are revisited in ’68 #1, plus the aftermath of the Viltrumite war is revealed in Invincible #79, and a noble champion brings a message to Earth in Marijuanaman HC: legalize it!


Image Comics 04.20.11 | The Great Disaster

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Wednesday, 20 April 2011 21:24

 Twilight must protect her neighborhood from the villian Dusk Devil in Twilight Guardian #4, plus Rick finds that disaster has struck at in The Walking Dead Weekly #16, animal zombies descend on Eminence, Indiana, in Hack/Slash #3, and a ten-year-old boy and his T-Rex pal face the Evil Max Maximus in Super Dinosaur #1.


Marvel Comics 05.04-11.11 | Worthy Mutants

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 15 April 2011 08:11


With seven unfathomable powers descending on the Earth, the Asgardians leave the Marvel Universe to defend itself in Fear Itself #2, and X-Man is determined to stay unfound in New Mutants #25.

Image Comics 04.13.11, pt. 2 | No Rock N’ Roll Fun

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Thursday, 14 April 2011 17:05

Li’l Depressed Boy takes a trip with his dream girl, plus Jim is visited by God in Spawn #206, Detective Curt Delatte wonders if he can finish what he started in Sweets #5, and Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard team up to create an introduction to the Walking Dead cast in The Walking Dead Survivors’ Guide #1 and continue to explore Rick’s journey of survival in The Walking Dead Weekly #15.



Image Comics 04.13.11 | Infinite Allegiance

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Thursday, 14 April 2011 16:40

Joe Madureira makes it possible for every comic book lover to collect every issue of his most beloved series with Battle Chasers Anthology HC, to welcome artist Ladronn Image presents Elephantmen Cover Stories #1, plus Butcher Baker, The Righteous Maker #2 has action seething off of each page, the twins try to figure out who’s manipulating the Kaiser legacy in Carbon Grey #2, and The Infinite Vacation #2 zones in on the alternate realities of travel as a constant web of interest surrounds Mark.


Marvel Comics 05.04-06.08.11 | Mutantkind Torn Apart

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Thursday, 07 April 2011 19:43

Join humanity or pull away from them? That's mutantkind's big question, and the X-Men must pick sides in X-Men: Prelude to Schism #1, plus the Fist of Khonshu becomes LA's one man war on crime in Moon Knight #1, the Prince of Power faces off against Hobgoblin in Herc #2, and the Savage Land fends off an invasion in Ka-Zar #1.


Image Comics 04.06.11, pt. 3 | Party Noir

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Wednesday, 06 April 2011 23:59

The worlds of three teenagers from different parts of Los Angeles is explored in Poseurs OGN, plus Yesterday’s Tomorrow TP comprises the award-winning works of Rian Hughes and Grant Morrison into an eclectic collection, Bowie is between a rock and a hard place in Orc Stain #6, when the sword of devastation ends up in the wrong hands things go downhill as discovered in The Weird World of Jack Staff #6, Rick and his crew may finally be able to relax in The Walking Dead Weekly #14, and there’s a special guest star in Chew #18.


Image Comics 04.06.11, pt. 2 | Romantic Horizons

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Wednesday, 06 April 2011 23:34

Duncan’s heritage is at stake once a long lost relative makes a brutal claim in Firebreather: Holmgang #2, plus it is revealed that Dante Dread isn’t all that he seems in The Intrepids #2, Sean struggles to evolve into a leader in Daomu #3, Trent’s past haunts him as he leaves to Lowesville in Memoir #3, and Jon must decide to fight or flight in Who Is Jake Ellis #3.


Image Comics 04.06.11 | Elite Madness

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Wednesday, 06 April 2011 23:11

Blue Estate #1 exposes the mean streets of Los Angeles, after a ten year hiatus Rob Schrab is back with a collection of sketches from his many projects in But I Can’t Do Anything Else! The Art Of Rob Schrab HC, Morley unravels a shocking link to his past in Green Wake #1, Dana Stevens escapes her unexciting life to become an elite warrior in the fantasy world of Jarvath in Nonplayer #1, and Frank Einstein must face his most challenging test in Madman All-New Giant-size Super-Ginchy Special (One-Shot).


Marvel Comics 04.27.11 and beyond | The Red Crime

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Thursday, 31 March 2011 21:26

Venom #2 matches the wits and weapons of two Spider-Man icons, plus Steve Rogers must shoulder the burden of the world on his back alone in Captain America #617 and explore what happens when your favorite childhood comic characters grow up in Criminal: The Last of the Innocent #1.


Image Comics 03.30.11, pt. 2 | Vanished Without a Trace

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Tuesday, 29 March 2011 19:13

Crime, war and violence have become nonexistent in Halcyon #4, plus Proof must turn to enemies for help in Proof: Endangered #4, the return of Mighty Man spells out trouble for the Windy City in Savage Dragon #170, there is no way out in The Walking Dead #83 and Rick and crew find shelter at a cemetery in The Walking Dead Weekly #13.

Image Comics 03.30.11 | All-American Horror

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Tuesday, 29 March 2011 18:22

With one last mission, Butcher Baker is returning to the top in Butcher Baker, The Righteous Maker #1, plus everything is not as it seems in Elephantmen: Man and Elephantman #1, John Sargent fights the most powerful vampire for the love of his life in Undying Love #1, and Nara confronts who she will become and who she has been after killing her best friend in Dead@17, Vol. 6.

Marvel Comics 04.20-27.11 and beyond | The Mighty Strong

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Friday, 25 March 2011 16:55

Thor ushers in a new era for Asgard in The Mighty Thor #1, plus General Fortean will stop at nothing to kill Hulk in Hulk #32, the Red Hulk is stranded after his top secret mission backfires in Hulk #34, Wolverine must fight his inner demons for control of his life in Wolverine #8, Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch present the most popular team of superheroes in Avengers #12.1, and the CrossGen epic continues in Sigil #2.


Image Comics 03.23.11, pt. 2 | Everything Changes and Nothing’s the Same

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Wednesday, 23 March 2011 13:52

Erik Larsen brings us the greatest foe ever in Savage Dragon: Emperor Dragon TP, plus Robert Kirkman sets the standard for dominating creativity with Haunt #14, Invincible #78 and The Walking Dead Weekly #12.


Image Comics 03.23.11 | Nefarious Entity

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Wednesday, 23 March 2011 13:29

Lorna encounters high school all over again when she must present herself as a sacrifice to obtain a sacred object in Lorna, Relic Wrangler, plus Steve must investigate why Deep Marine One and Lieutenant Greene have vanished in Marineman #4, in the final installment of Meta 4 #5  Gasolina and Bzoma uncover a male body in the desert, Paul accepts his mission to commit murder to save the innocent in The Mission #12, and Sara is in her darkest hour in Witchblade #143.


Image Comics 04.27.11 | Gorgeous Zero

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Saturday, 19 March 2011 00:39

Jm Ken Niimura is honored to present Zero: Jm Ken Niimura Illustrations ’07-’09 to the US. Packed with rich color and action, Zero is surely something comic book readers can appreciate. 

Marvel Comics 03.18.11 and beyond | Larger than Life

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Saturday, 19 March 2011 00:09

In 15 Love #1 you will find out what happens when your high school career depends upon your serve attending the exclusive Wayde Tennis Academy, and Fear Itself: Book of the Skull #1 cracks the foundation of Marvel Universe with the secrets it reveals.

Image Comics 03.16.11, pt. 2 | And It Begins Again

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Wednesday, 16 March 2011 22:38

Twilight must choose her identity in Twilight Guardian #3, Cassie and Vlad are led to the dimension of superheroes by a demon dog in Bomb Queen Vs. Hack/Slash, John Layman and Rob Guillory give us a behind the scenes look into The Chew Script Book, Casey, Joe, Hunter, Ike, Jade and Jun find out what connects them in Morning Glories #8, and Rick’s living the good life in The Walking Dead Weekly #11, but all good things come to end.

Image Comics 03.16.11 | Murderous Conclusion

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Wednesday, 16 March 2011 22:10

Conflict erupts among the heroes of Cyberforce in Artifacts #6, Bad Dog #4 provides a Las Vegas trip you will never forget, plus it’s everyone against Sabre in Hack/Slash #2 and alliances are tested in Mice Templar Vol. III #3.


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