New Comic Book Day 4/29/15

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Credits: Image Comics

Credits: Image Comics

New Comic Book Day 4/29/15

What better way to close out the month than with one more round of new comic books? Not sure where to start? Then let’s take a look at some of this week’s titles to give you a better idea of what is on stands. Image Comics heats things up with two titles worth a look in the form of Bitch Planet #4 (Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro) and Pisces #1 (Kurtis J. Wiebe, Johnnie Christmas). If horror is more where your geek lies, IDW Publishing is stepping up to meet the need with Haunted Horror #16 (various writers and artist, George Roussos cover). For those looking for some shield slinging super hero shenanigans, Marvel Comics has All New Captain America #6 (Rick Remender, Stuart Immonen). Not one to be left out of the cape and cowl game ,DC Comics steps up and delivers with the packed pages of Multiversity #2 (Grant Morrison, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado). Dark Horse Comics closes things out this week with an intriguing premise unfolding in the pages of Pastaways #2 (Matt Kindt, Scott Kolins). If you are ready to elevate your game and expand your horizons, consider picking up Cedar Grove Books/Blaxis Publishing ‘s 4 Pages /16 Bars: A Visual Mixtape: Sequential Graffiti (Jiba Molei Anderson) Doing so will be like graduating from Pop music to Jazz, a veritable “who’s who” road map to some of the indie comic scenes best and brightest that you may not have heard about…yet. Showcasing profiles with such “Visual MCs” as N. Steven Harris, Kenjji Jumanne-Marshall, John Jennings and “Literary DJs” asBrandon Easton, Brandon Thomas and Damion Gonzales (just to name a few) anyone who reads this one from cover to cover will be educated on the next wave of industry innovators. The great thing about this week’s list…there are so many titles to choose from! Be sure to head down to yourlocal comic shop and pick your favorites to hold you over until the next round. For the true comic fans, don’t forget, Free Comic Book Day will be celebrated on May 2, so check out some cool reads on the weekend as well. Until the next episode…stack them high and Enjoy!

DC/VERTIGO

BATMAN #40 (ENDGAME) (NOTE PRICE) $4.99

BATMAN HC VOL 06 THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT (N52) $24.99

BATMAN TP VOL 05 ZERO YEAR DARK CITY (N52) $16.99

CONVERGENCE #4 (OF 8) $3.99

CONVERGENCE ACTION COMICS #1 $3.99

CONVERGENCE BLUE BEETLE #1 $3.99

CONVERGENCE BOOSTER GOLD #1 $3.99

CONVERGENCE CRIME SYNDICATE #1 $3.99

CONVERGENCE DETECTIVE COMICS #1 $3.99

CONVERGENCE INFINITY INC #1 $3.99

CONVERGENCE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1 $3.99

CONVERGENCE PLASTIC MAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1 $3.99

CONVERGENCE SHAZAM #1 $3.99

CONVERGENCE WORLDS FINEST COMICS #1 $3.99

FABLES TP VOL 21 HAPPILY EVER AFTER $17.99

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS TP BOOK 02 $24.99

GREEN ARROW TP VOL 06 BROKEN (N52) $14.99

HE MAN THE ETERNITY WAR #5 $2.99

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE ANNUAL #1 $4.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 $3.99

MULTIVERSITY #2 $5.99

SUPERMAN #40 $3.99

VERTIGO QUARTERLY SFX #1 $7.99

MARVEL

ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 $3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE TP $15.99

AVENGERS #44 TRO $4.99

AVENGERS EPIC COLLECTION BEHOLD VISION TP $34.99

AVENGERS VISION AND SCARLET WITCH TP NEW PTG $19.99

AVENGERS WEST COAST VISION QUEST TP NEW PTG $24.99

DAREDEVIL #15 $3.99

DARTH VADER #3 GRANOV 2ND PTG VAR (PP #1173) $3.99

ELEKTRA TP VOL 02 REVERENCE $17.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #645 $5.99

FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS HC 03 KIRBY DM VAR ED $99.99

INHUMAN #14 $3.99

MARVEL SH SECRET WARS ACTIVITY BOOK FACSIMILE COLL TP $24.99

MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #6 $2.99

MARVELS AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON ART OF MOVIE SLIPCASE HC $49.99

MAX RIDE FIRST FLIGHT #2 (OF 5) $3.99

MOON KNIGHT #14 $3.99

NEW AVENGERS #33 TRO $4.99

NEW AVENGERS ULTRON FOREVER #1 $4.99

NOVA #30 $3.99

ORIGINAL SIN TP $34.99

ORIGINAL SINS TP $16.99

PRINCESS LEIA #3 (OF 5) $3.99

SECRET AVENGERS #15 $3.99

SHIELD #5 $3.99

SILK #3 $3.99

SILVER SURFER #11 $4.99

SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #6 $4.99

SPIDER-VERSE HC $75.00

SUPERIOR IRON MAN #8 $3.99

TRUE BELIEVERS AGE OF ULTRON #1 $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS MILES MORALES #1 $1.00

WOLVERINES #16 $3.99

X-FORCE TP VOL 03 ENDS MEANS $16.99

X-MEN #26 $3.99

DARK HORSE

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #22 MARKED FOR DEATH PT 4 $2.99

CONAN RED SONJA #4 $3.99

CONAN THE AVENGER #13 $3.50

GANTZ TP VOL 35 $13.99

ORDER OF THE FORGE #1 (OF 3) $3.99

PASTAWAYS #2 $3.99

RESIDENT ALIEN SAM HAIN MYSTERY #0 $3.99

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ALEX + ADA #14 $2.99

BITCH PLANET #4 $3.50

CYBER FORCE REBIRTH TP VOL 02 $19.99

FUSE #12 $3.50

GONERS TP VOL 01 WE ALL FALL DOWN $9.99

INVINCIBLE #119 $2.99

MICE TEMPLAR V NIGHTS END #2 (OF 5) $5.99

MORNING GLORIES #45 $3.50

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #8 $2.99

PISCES #1 $3.50

RED ONE #2 $2.99

RUMBLE #5 $3.50

SPREAD #7 $3.50

SUNSTONE OGN VOL 02 $14.99

THEYRE NOT LIKE US #5 $2.99

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 23 $14.99

WAYWARD #7 $3.50

WITCHBLADE #182 $3.99

BOOM, D&Q, DYNAMITE, FANTAGRAPHICS, IDW, KIDS COMICS, MANGA, AND OTHER PUBLISHERS

ALICE IN COUNTRY OF CLOVER MARCH HARES REVOLUTION GN $13.99

BATTLE LINES GRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR GN $26.00

BENJAMIN BEAR IN BRAIN STORMS HC $12.95

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #10 $3.99

CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN GN VOL 10 $12.99

CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE CELEBRATING MODERN BLACK PIN UP HC $34.99

COSPLAY BASICS A BEGINNERS GUIDE GN $18.95

COW BOY TP VOL 01 BOY AND HIS HORSE $12.99

CROSSED BADLANDS #76 $3.99

DARTH VADER & FRIENDS HC $14.95

DEVILS & REALIST GN VOL 05 $12.99

DISNEY CINDERELLA CINESTORY TP $14.99

DOROHEDORO GN VOL 15 $12.99

DRAGONAR ACADEMY GN VOL 06 $12.99

GARBAGE PAIL KIDS FABLES FANTASY & FARTS (ONE SHOT) $3.99

GI JOE (2014) #8 $3.99

GOD IS DEAD #34 $3.99

GOLDEN AGE MASTERWORKS FROM GOLDEN AGE ILLUSTRAT HC VOL 01 $44.95

HAUNTED HORROR #16 $3.99

HEAVENLY NOSTRILS CHRONICLE GN VOL 01 PHOEBE & HER UNICORN $9.99

HIT 1957 #2 (OF 4) $3.99

HOAX HUNTERS 2015 #2 (OF 5) $3.50

HOLY F*CK TP VOL 01 $14.99

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #47 $15.00

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #2 $3.99

JUDGE DREDD #29 $3.99

KING JUNGLE JIM #3 (OF 4) $3.99

KURDLES HC $24.99

LADY DEATH APOCALYPSE #4 $3.99

LOST IN NYC SUBWAY ADVENTURE HC $16.95

MARIA THE VIRGIN WITCH GN VOL 02 $10.99

MISADVENTURES OF SALEM HYDE SC VOL 04 DINOSAUR DILEMMA $6.95

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM ORIGIN HC VOL 09 $29.95

MUNCHKIN #4 $3.99

MY LITTLE PONY FIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #5 QUEEN CHRYSALIS $3.99

PALOOKAVILLE HC VOL 22 $22.95

PHILEMON ADV GN VOL 02 WILD PIANO $16.95

PREVIEWS #320 MAY 2015 $3.99

QUANTUM & WOODY MUST DIE #4 (OF 4) CVR A HAWTHORNE $3.99

REALIST ORIGINAL GN HC $24.99

ROCKET SALVAGE #5 (NOTE PRICE) $5.99

SAY I LOVE YOU GN VOL 07 $10.99

SCARLETT COUTURE #1 (OF 4) $3.99

SEX & HORROR ART OF EMANUELE TAGLIETTI SC $29.95

SILVER DREAM INTERWORLD NOVEL SC $9.99

SIZZLE #65 (A) $6.99

SONIC BOOM #7 $3.99

STAR WARS INSIDER #157 $7.99

STEVEN UNIVERSE GREG UNIVERSE SPECIAL #1 $4.99

SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY GN $22.95

SWORDS OF GLASS DLX HC $39.95

THE DEVILERS #6 (OF 7) $2.99

THOMAS ALSOP TP VOL 01 $14.99

THRONE OF ICE HC $29.95

TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #22 $3.99

TMNT ONGOING #45 $3.99

TOWER CHRONICLES DREADSTALKER #9 $3.99

TRASH MARKET GN $22.95

TWILIGHT ZONE S&S #4 (OF 4) $3.99

WAR STORIES #8 $3.99

WE DIG WORMS HC $12.95

WHITE TRASH HC VOL 01 $19.99

WOODSTOCK MASTER OF DISGUISE TP $9.99

XXXHOLIC REI GN VOL 03 $10.99

ZOMBIES THAT ATE THE WORLD HC VOL 03 $19.95

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New Comic Book Releases 4/22/15

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New Comic Book Releases 4/22/15

Looking for a good read to get you over that mid week hump? Nothing makes you smile quite like the most recent issue of your favorite comic. Go on, get that pull list together and head down to your local comic shop to grab it and a few more from this week’s list. Not sure what to add to that stack? Let’s take a look at a few titles on this week’s list to give you some ideas on what can make a Spring time afternoon seem all the more magical. Dark Horse Comics will kick things off with this week’s peek as we take a look at Creepy #20 (Peter Bagge,Matthew Southworth, & Various) and Grindhouse Drive In Bleed Out #4 (of 8) (Alex De Campi,Chris Peterson) both promising thrills and spills to keep true fans on the edge of their seat. Feel a little more like taking a trip into deep space? Then Image Comics has a tale that tells the story of a space expedition gone horribly wrong with Kaptara #1 (Chip Zdarsky, Kagan McLeod). Keeping things among the stars with a bit of pulp action thrown in for good measure, Dynamite Entertainmenthas King: Flash Gordon #3 (of 4) (Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Lee Ferguson, Marc Deering, Declan Shalvey) for some sci-fi adventuring delivered the way only Dynamite can. Finally, Valiant Entertainment has been generating some serious buzz with this must read limited series. We are talking about Divinity #3 (of 4) (Matt Kindt, Trevor Hairsine, Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic). So head on out and head down to your local comic shop to pick up these and more from this week’s list. Until the next episode, stack them high and enjoy!

DC/VERTIGO
BATMAN 66 #22 $2.99
BATMAN 66 HC VOL 03 $19.99
BATMAN 66 TP VOL 02 $14.99
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT #3 $3.99
CONVERGENCE #3 (OF 8) $3.99
CONVERGENCE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 $3.99
CONVERGENCE BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS #1 $3.99
CONVERGENCE FLASH #1 $3.99
CONVERGENCE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 $3.99
CONVERGENCE HAWKMAN #1 $3.99
CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #1 $3.99
CONVERGENCE NEW TEEN TITANS #1 $3.99
CONVERGENCE SUPERBOY & THE LEGION #1 $3.99
CONVERGENCE SWAMP THING #1 $3.99
CONVERGENCE WONDER WOMAN #1 $3.99
EFFIGY #4 $2.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 TP VOL 02 THE CAMELOT WAR (N52) $14.99
MAD MAGAZINE #533 $5.99
SUICIDERS #3 $3.99

MARVEL
ALL NEW X-MEN #40 $3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17.1 $3.99
AMAZING X-MEN #19 $3.99
AVENGERS MAGAZINE #1 $9.99
AVENGERS MILLENNIUM #4 (OF 4) $3.99
AVENGERS OPERATION HYDRA #1 $3.99
AVENGERS WORLD #20 TRO $3.99
BLACK WIDOW #17 $3.99
GOTG AND X-MEN BLACK VORTEX OMEGA #1 BV $4.99
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #26 $3.99
HULK #15 $3.99
HULK FUTURE IMPERFECT TP NEW PTG $19.99
INHUMAN SPECIAL #1 $4.99
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD TP VOL 02 I CANNOT TELL A LIE $17.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #3 (OF 4) $2.99
PRINCESS LEIA #1 (OF 5) DODSON 2ND PTG VAR $3.99
SPIDER-MAN COMPLETE ALIEN COSTUME SAGA TP BOOK 02 $44.99
STAR WARS #4 $3.99
SUPERIOR IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 01 INFAMOUS $24.99
TRUE BELIEVERS ARMOR WARS #1 $1.00
TRUE BELIEVERS INFINITY GAUNTLET #1 $1.00
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #4 $3.99
VISION YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW TP NEW PTG $19.99
WOLVERINES #15 $3.99
WOLVERINES TP VOL 01 DANCING WITH DEVIL $15.99

DARK HORSE
ART OF THE UNCHARTED TRILOGY HC $39.99
BTVS SEASON 10 #14 $3.50
CREEPY COMICS #20 $3.99
CRIMNIAL MACABRE THIRD CHILD TP $17.99
FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND #2 (OF 5) $3.50
GRINDHOUSE DRIVE IN BLEED OUT #4 (OF 8) $3.99
HALO ESCALATION #17 $3.99
MIND MGMT #32 $3.99
MISTER X RAZED #3 (OF 4) $3.99
STRAIN HC VOL 02 THE FALL $29.99
TOMB RAIDER #15 $3.99
WITCHFINDER TP VOL 03 MYSTERIES OF UNLAND $19.99

IMAGE
BEYOND BELIEF #1 $3.50
CHEW #48 $2.99
CRIMINAL TP VOL 04 BAD NIGHT $14.99
DEADLY CLASS #12 CVR A CRAIG $3.50
DEADLY CLASS #12 CVR B OPENA $3.50
EMPTY #3 $3.50
INTERSECT #6 $3.50
INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #2 $2.99
KAPTARA #1 $3.50
LAZARUS #16 $3.50
MANIFEST DESTINY #14 $2.99
MPH TP $14.99
POSTAL #3 $3.99
SATELLITE SAM #13 $3.50
VELVET #10 $3.50

BOOM, DYNAMITE, FANTAGRAPHICS, IDW, KIDS COMICS, MANGA, AND OTHER PUBLISHERS
ADVENTURE TIME #36 (2ND PTG) $3.99
ADVENTURE TIME #39 $3.99
AKAME GA KILL GN VOL 02 $13.00
ALTER EGO #132 $8.95
ANGRY BIRDS #10 $3.99
BACK ISSUE #80 $8.95
BARAKAMON GN VOL 04 $15.00
BART SIMPSON BLASTOFF TP $15.99
BEST OF EC ARTIST ED HC VOL 02 (NET) $95.00
BETTY & VERONICA #275 BRITTNEY WILLIAMS VAR CVR $4.99
BLACK HOOD #3 $3.99
BLAKE & MORTIMER GN VOL 20 SEPTIMUS WAVE $15.95
BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #8 $3.99
CAPTAIN KEN GN VOL 01 $13.95
CARTOON INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY TP $17.95
CARTOON NETWORK ALL-STAR OMNIBUS TP $24.99
CURB STOMP #3 $3.99
DEATH DEFYING DR MIRAGE TP $9.99
DEVIL IS PART TIMER LIGHT NOVEL VOL 01 $14.00
DISNEY 101 DALMATIANS CINESTORY TP VOL 01 $14.99
DISNEY PHINEAS AND FERB OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $14.99
DIVINITY #3 (OF 4) (NEXT) $3.99
DOCTOR WHO ESSENTIAL GUIDE #4 THE MASTER $19.99
DRAW #30 $8.95
DRONES #1 (OF 5) $3.99

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #7 $3.99
EMPIRE UPRISING #1 $3.99
ERIC STANTON DOMINANT WIVES & OTHER STORIES HC (A) $19.99
EVIL EMPIRE TP VOL 01 $14.99
FATHOM KIANI VOL 4 #3 $3.99
FLY OUTBREAK #2 (OF 5) $3.99
GALAXY QUEST JOURNEY CONTINUES #4 (OF 4) $3.99
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #213 $3.99
GIANT DAYS #1 (2ND PTG) $3.99
GOD IS DEAD #33 $3.99
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #23 $3.99
HARVEY KURTZMAN HC MAD AND HUMOR IN AMERICA $34.99
HAUNTER GN $15.00
HOLMES VS HOUDINI #5 (OF 5) $3.99
INFINITE LOOP #1 (OF 6) $3.99
INU X BOKU SS TP VOL 07 $11.99
IRS TP VOL 06 BLACK GOLD WAR $11.95
IS IT WRONG TRY PICK UP GIRLS IN DUNGEON NOVEL VOL 02 $14.00
IVAR TIMEWALKER #4 (NEXT) $3.99
KAGEROU DAZE GN VOL 01 $13.00
KENYA GN VOL 02 ENCOUNTERS $11.95
KING FLASH GORDON #3 (OF 4) $3.99
LADY MECHANIKA TABLET OF DESTINIES #1 (OF 6) $3.99
LADY RAWHIDE LADY ZORRO #2 (OF 4) $3.99
LEGENDERRY RED SONJA #3 (OF 5) $3.99
LETS DANCE A WALTZ GN VOL 01 $10.99
LIFE AFTER #9 $3.99
LITTLEST PET SHOP SPRING CLEANING (ONE SHOT) $7.99
LOG HORIZON LIGHT NOVEL VOL 01 $14.00
LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 51 PAINTER $11.95
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #18 $3.99
MEGA MAN #48 REG CVR $3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #4 NIGHTMARE MOON $3.99
NEIL GAIMAN INSTRUCTIONS POB HC $8.99
NINJAK #2 (NEXT) $3.99
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #33 $3.99
POWERPUFF GIRLS SUPER SMASH-UP #4 (OF 6) $3.99
PUELLA MAGI TART MAGICA LEGEND OF JEANNE D ARC GN VOL 01 $13.00
ROBERT HEINLEINS CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY #3 (OF 3) $3.99
ROOM FOR LOVE HC GN $22.95
SAMURAI JACK #18 $3.99
SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 06 (OF 6) $24.99
SKYLANDERS #8 RTN OF DRAGON KING $3.99
SO I CANT PLAY H GN VOL 01 $13.00
SOLAR MAN OF ATOM #11 $3.99
SONIC UNIVERSE #75 $3.99
SPICE AND WOLF NOVEL VOL 14 $13.00
STARLING HC ASHLEY WOOD BOOK 01 $17.99
SWORD ART ONLINE PROGRESSIVE GN VOL 02 $13.00
TENA ON S STRING GN VOL 07 (NOTE PRICE) $30.00
TERRIBLE LIZARD TP $19.99
TMNT COLOR CLASSICS SERIES 3 #4 $3.99
TOWN CALLED DRAGON TP VOL 01 $14.99
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE #3 $4.99
UNCLE SCROOGE #1 $3.99
VAGABOND GN VOL 37 $9.95
WILD BLUE YONDER HC $29.99
WINTERWORLD TP VOL 02 STRANDED $17.99
WISHER GN VOL 03 GLEE $11.95
WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #49 $4.99
WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE HC THE FIRST FEW PINTS $49.99
X-FILES SEASON 10 HC VOL 04 $24.99
XIII CINEBOOK ED GN VOL 20 BAIT $11.95
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #4 $3.99

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Mike Colter to empower up Power Man on Netflix

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Credits: Marvel.com

Mike Colter to empower up Power Man on Netflix

Power Man is arriving to the original series cast of “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones”. The ’70s originated superhero has a just over forty-years fan-favorite relevance that of recent decades belongs to a short list upon where popular comic book aliases have the prolonging fans query of the encircling paraphrase “When will we finally see this hero appear in a movie or TV series?”. Actor Mike Colter is that question’s answer, Santa hat included on top of it.

The likened fireworks-haloed announcement was presented by Marvel Entertainment yesterday, right on the Holiday Season time-frame.

The move to the Netflix episodic series by Colter succeeds his starring part as Jameson Locke on the Xbox mini-series “Halo: Nightfall”.

“Fans have longed to see Luke Cage and in Mike we’ve found the perfect actor,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “Viewers will get to meet Luke Cage in ‘Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,’ and experience why he is such an important super hero in the Marvel mythos.”

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A look to Dec.’s just past kick-off announcement named the first role cast set at Jessica Jones andgoing to Kristen Ritter (“Breaking Bad”, “Veronica Mars”). Colter will star alongside Ritter with their comic book-based roles adapting from the title’s source material.

Marvel outlines the premising introduction.

During the course of an investigation in New York City, private investigator Jessica Jones encounters the enigmatic Luke Cage – a man whose past has secrets that will dramatically alter Jessica in ways she could never have imagined.

A recurrence over multiple seasons on “The Good Wife” relived Colter in the well-recognized portrayal of the drug baron character Lemond Bishop. On a string of break-out performances the South Carolinian actor has distinguished his career in various films the likes of “Million Dollar Baby”, “Zero Dark Thirty”, and “Men in Black 3”. His television reprisals notably appeared on “The Following”, “Ringer” and the “American Horror Story” series.

Luke Cage’s comic book history began with a solo title. His continuity excelled at the point the superhero began the P.I. partnership Heroes for Hire, teamed with martial arts transcendent Danny Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist. Their teaming leagued them with the bionic-armed private detective Misty Knight and samurai phenomenon Colleen Wing. This alliance has been a long-standing identity for all four characters, but mainly an umbrella association highlighting central heroes Cage and Rand. While Iron Fist roots from the creative innovation of the Kung Fu film sensation that swept the 1970s, Power Man epitomized the Blaxploitation franchise craze into his comics at-large establishment.

Power Man first appeared in a starting titular Luke Cage, Hero for Hire. Comic book legendaries Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr. created this strong-man stylized superhero with unbreakable skin.

Netflix has already ordered a 13-episode pilot season for “A.K.A. Jessica Jones”.

(Marvel.com)

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New comic book releases – 12/24/14

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Credits: Dark Horse Comics Grindhouse

New comic book releases – 12/24/14

Here we are in the thick of the holiday season and some of you may be looking for some last minute stocking stuffers. What better way to while away a lazy post holiday evening meal than with a stack of great comic books? So be sure to head down to your local comic shop where they will be more than happy to help you find all of these great titles and so many more. They may even have some great recommendations for last minute gift ideas for the comic book fan in your life. Not sure where to start? Let’s take a look at a few of the titles from this week’s list to help get you started. Over at Dark Horse Comics a bit of a grindhouse twist on the holidays unfolds in the pages of Grindhouse: Drive In Bleedout #2 (of 8) (Alex De Campi, R. M. Guera). Bat fans should definitely place this one at the top of their list as DC Comics kicks in the reintroduction of the son of the bat with Robin Rises Alpha #1 (Peter J. Tomasi, Andy Kubert, Jonathan Glapion).Image Comics is next up at bat with a pair of titles that promise to bring the crime, horror, romance and pulp storytelling that many fans find irresistible with Graveyard Shift #1 (of 4) (Jay Faerber, Fran Bueno) and The Mercenary Sea #8 (Kel Symons, Mathew Reynolds). Finally, Marvel Comics wraps things up some ensemble hero action breaking out in the pages of New Avengers #28 (Jonathan Hickman, Mike Deodato, Alan Davis) Be sure to stack that pull list high and enjoy!

DC/VERTIGO
AQUAMAN #37 $2.99
ARKHAM MANOR #3 $2.99
BATMAN 66 #18 $2.99
BATMAN ANNUAL #3 $4.99
BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS HC $22.99
BATMAN ETERNAL #38 $2.99
BODIES #6 (OF 8) $3.99
CATWOMAN ANNUAL #2 $4.99
DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #12 $2.99
DEATHSTROKE #3 $2.99
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #12 $2.99
FLASH #37 $2.99
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #2 $2.99
GRAYSON ANNUAL #1 $4.99
GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #3 (GODHEAD) $4.99
GREEN LANTERN LIGHTS OUT TP (N52) $16.99
HARLEY QUINN #13 $2.99
HE MAN THE ETERNITY WAR #1 $2.99
INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #6 (GODHEAD) $2.99
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #6 $2.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #37 $3.99
LARFLEEZE TP VOL 02 THE FACE OF GREED (N52) $14.99
LUCIFER TP VOL 05 $29.99
NEW 52 FUTURES END #34 (WEEKLY) $2.99
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ANNUAL #2 $4.99
RED LANTERNS #37 (GODHEAD) $2.99
ROBIN RISES ALPHA #1 $4.99
SECRET ORIGINS #8 $4.99
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #5 $3.99
SHOWCASE PRESENTS LEGION OF SUPERHEROES TP VOL 05 $19.99
SINESTRO #8 (GODHEAD) $2.99
STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES GI ZOMBIE #5 $2.99
SUPERMAN #37 $3.99
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS HC VOL 05 WHAT LIES BENEATH (N52) $22.99
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Rescue Bots are Primed for the holiday season

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Credits: Brian Thomer

Credits: Brian Thomer

Rescue Bots are Primed for the holiday season

Playskool has released their latest from the “Transformers Rescue Bots” line and these offerings provide no shortage of Optimus Prime! The “Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Primal” and “Transformers Rescue Bots Epic Optimus Prime” figures are sure to be big hits this upcoming holiday season.

“Optimus Primal” is easily one of the coolest bots available for preschoolers. Standing over 8 inches tall, Primal transforms from Autobot to Tyrannosaurus Rex with just a twist! Then, converts right back to bot with the press of a button. These transformations are simple enough for kids ages 3-7 to master. The figure features very limited articulation to keep it manageable for the recommended age group. There is still plenty to enjoy with this Transformer as kids can activate twenty different phrases and sounds with the press of a button. And the nice thing is that the button is large and sensitive enough for kids to activate it with ease. And one has to love such great lines as “Better drill faster to prevent disaster,” “Let’s stomp, chomp and rescue” and “Good job, team, this threat is now… extinct.” Primal also has a translucent blue Energize Hide activation panels that light up while the phrases/sounds play.

Additionally, Primal’s rescue tool is a drill at the end of his left hand that spins at the press of a button. That is another great aspect of this toy for young kids as it is all one piece. No accessories to worry about being lost or swallowed.

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Comixology’s third annual holiday giveaway is on!

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Credits: DC Comics

Credits: DC Comics

Comixology’s third annual holiday giveaway is on!

It’s a digital based 3-years tradition rooted to the classic annual holiday season. Comixology has begun resuming its 12 Days of Free Comics. The third annual giveaway is ongoing from Dec. 11 up to Dec. 22.

Each day a comic book is offered for free from the digital comics distributor.

“It’s been an outstanding year for us at comiXology, and we want every comic fan to help us celebrate with our Third Annual 12 Days of Free Comics,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “It’s you, the comics fan, that push us every day to create an even brighter future for comics, graphic novels, and manga worldwide. These comics are for you!

Comixology’s Third Annual 12 Days of Free Comics speaks for itself standing apart from the longer lasting known traditional song that features Geese-a-laying. Really, though, how many 12 Drummers Drumming videos can you watch every year anyways?

The 12 Days of Free Comics has its here and now on comiXology’s publishing site.

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