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WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO: COMICS FOR 10/8/08

DC

Writer : Paul Dini
Artist : Dustin Nguyen – Derek Fridolfs
Manufacturer / Publisher : DC
Description : “A “Batman R.I.P.” tie-in! In this penultimate chapter of the 5-part arc “Heart of Hush,” Batman tears his way through Gotham City’s underworld to reach his dangerous adversary. But after the Dark Knight learns what his childhood friend-turned-villain is really after, will Batman be able to survive what Hush plans next? The lives of both Bruce Wayne and Tommy Elliot come full circle in this story of beginnings and brutal endings!”

Writer : Peter J. Tomasi
Artist : Pat Gleason – Drew Geraci
Manufacturer / Publisher : DC

Writer : Judd Winick
Artist : Mick Norton – Wayne Faucher
Manufacturer / Publisher : DC
Description : “Speedy and Dodger sitting in a tree…but will the couple even think about getting personal? Meanwhile, Green Arrow and Black Canary recover from the hunt for Connor Hawke!”

Writer : Geoff Johns
Artist : Ivan Reis – Oclair Albert
Manufacturer / Publisher : DC
Description : “The conclusion to �Secret Origin�! The prelude to the Blackest Night begins as the climax of the story of Hal Jordan�s first adventure comes to a close!Hal and Sinestro are confronted by the Guardians over their greatest fears.Plus, Sinestro uncovers a new prophecy all his own as the stage is set for next month�s �Rage of the Red Lanterns�!”

Writer : Various
Artist : Various
Manufacturer / Publisher : DC
Description : “Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman no more! The heroic Trinity have met their fates at the hands of their villainous counterparts in the Troika. Now the Earth trembles helplessly in the hands of the villainous group while Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman’s accomplishments are being forgotten!”

Writer : Gail Simone
Artist : Berrd Chang
Manufacturer / Publisher : DC
Description : “Who wouldn�t want to see their name in lights? Wonder Woman, that�s who, and she�s now hell bent on putting a stop to the Wonder Woman movie. At least she is until she realizes the impact she has on young women and girls, and must decide what�s more important to her � her sanity or her conscience? Plus, Wonder Womans� courtship of Nemesis takes a daring turn as the series hits issue #25!”

Writer : Geoff Johns
Artist : Gary Frank – Jon Sibal
Manufacturer / Publisher : DC
Description : “The �Brainiac”” finale! It’s Superman versus Brainiac with everything at stake! No longer content to simply eradicate Superman, Brainiac is now determined to destroy Earth like so many other planets he’s left in his wake. But Brainiac’s ship is full of many bottles, inside of which some surprise guest-stars lurk! And while hope may blossom on Brainiac’s ship, there’s one life even the Man of Steel can’t save.”

Writer : Gail Simone
Artist : Nocla Scott – Doug Hazelwood
Manufacturer / Publisher : DC
Description : “One of the most-requested and anticipated confrontations in recent DC history takes place right here: Catman vs. Batman! The Six’s latest mission takes the team to Alcatraz to free a Super-Villain, but what is the secret she carries that hundreds of villains would give their lives to possess? DC’s dirtiest team only gets dirtier, and we wouldn’t want it any other way!”

MARVEL

Writer : Various
Artist : Various
Manufacturer / Publisher : Marvel
Description : “Mike Carey’s Iceman saga continues as things take a dark turn for Bobby Drake with the emergence of an old, deadly foe of the X-Men. Will this spell disaster for our hero or a new chapter in the history of this original X-Man? Also, Emma Frost as you’ve never seen her before. And find out what Boom Boom has been up to since NEXTWAVE!”

Writer : Mike Carey – Daniel Way
Artist : Mike Deodato – Scot Eaton
Manufacturer / Publisher : Marvel
Description : “The X-Men event of the fall begins in this one-shot! For years, Logan has been a man without a past, whose memories existed only as conflicting fragments. And Charles Xavier has been a master of his own mind and others. Now the tables are turned, and as WOLVERINE struggles to rescue his son, DAKEN, from the evil and darkness that have consumed him, PROFESSOR X comes face-to-face with the most terrifying secret of all! Beginning here and continuing in the pages of X-MEN LEGACY and WOLVERINE: ORIGINS this month and next, ORIGINAL SIN is sure to turn your expectations on their head!

MY TWO CENTS:

HAPPY BIRTH DAY TO ME! It seems that DC is giving me a present in big issues of Action Comics and Green Lantern. DC’s looks like it’s going to get book of the week, because unless those X-Men book are insane and involve Gambit in some way, Marvel has no shot.

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