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WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO: COMICS FOR 10/15/08

DC

LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #2

FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #2

Written by Geoff Johns; Art by George Pérez and Scott Koblish; Covers by George Pérez

Geoff Johns and George Perez continue crafting the Crisis of the 31st Century! As Superboy-Prime leads the Legion of Super-Villains against everything and everyone inspired by the legacy of Superman, the Legion of Super-Heroes are forced to call for help from beyond their world. Meanwhile, contingency plans are created by Brainiac 5 as he attempts to overcome Colu’s devastating betrayal, Dawnstar and Wildfire pull off a startling rescue, but at a horrible cost to the universe, and Saturn Girl uncovers the source of the Legion’s troubles.
DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #12

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #12

Written by Frank Tieri; Art by Ryan Benjamin and Saleem Crawford; Cover by Jim Calafiore

A “Batman R.I.P.” tie-in! Deception, dissension and death…the final issue of the “OUTSIDERS NO MORE” story spells the end of the line for one of the team’s members. But will it mean the end for the team itself?

DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US

REVENGE OF THE RED LANTERNS

FINAL CRISIS:RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS

Written by Geoff Johns; Art and covers by Shane Davis and Sandra Hope

The prelude to “The Blackest Night” begins here! They come from a place of great anger and hatred. They are
the Red Lanterns and they will have their revenge against the greatest Green Lantern – Sinestro. That is, unless the Guardians have theirs first.
DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US

ROGUES REVENGE

FINAL CRISIS:ROGUE'S REVENGE

Written by Geoff Johns; Art and Covers by Scott Kolins

Captain Cold and the Rogues only want one thing – revenge. But with the Secret Society hitting the Rogues where it hurts, that revenge is being kept at an arm’s length. Not to mention, the subject of their revenge is now under Libra’s protection. It’s do or die time for the Rogues as this villainous mini-series concludes! Plus, what’s up with…Barry Allen?

DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #19

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #19

Written by Geoff Johns and Alex Ross;Pencil art and variant cover by Dale Eaglesham; Cover by Alex Ross

“One World, Under Gog” continues! The Justice Society begins to dissolve as Gog vows to bring peace to Earth…in a way that frightens some and thrills others. But with Hawkman around, it’s not going to be a simple debate. Plus, Starman reveals his concerns about the team’s future to Mr. Terrific while Power Girl struggles to come to terms with her greatest desire!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US

ROBIN #179

ROBIN #179

Written by Fabian Nicieza; Art and cover by Freddie E. Williams II

“Search for a Hero” continues as Robin tries to save one young boy from drowning in the tidal wave of gang warfare drenching a newly anarchic Gotham City. But why does Ragman not want the boy to be saved? And why is Spoiler paying a visit to the General?
Batman | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US

SUPERMANS PAL, JIMMY OLSEN

SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN

Written by James Robinson; Art by Jesus Merino; Cover by Ryan Sook; Variant cover by Kevin Nowlan

Straight from the pages of SUPERMAN, Jimmy Olsen, would-be star reporter, doggedly investigates the mystery surrounding Superman’s newest foe, Atlas! But the secrets behind the titan of yore lead Olsen across the country and into great danger as he must survive attacks by none other than Codename: Assassin! And just as Jimmy is getting to the truth, he finds himself in the Midwest and seeking the aide of a hero long thought dead. This story leads directly into SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1!
Superman | 48pg. | Color | $3.99 US

TRINITY #20

TRINITY #20

Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza; Art by Mark Bagley and Art Thibert, Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens, Mike Norton and Karl Kesel and Tom Derenick and Wayne Faucher; Cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino

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!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US

MARVEL

CAPTAIN BRITAIN & MI-13 #6

CAPTAIN BRITAIN & MI-13 #6

COVER BY: BRYAN HITCH
WRITER: PAUL CORNELL
PENCILS: LEONARD KIRK
INKS: JESSE DELPERDANG
COLORED BY: BRIAN REBER
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:
“Hell Comes To Birmingham”
As the team is rocked by confusion in their ranks, they’re called into battle on their first official mission. All hell has broken loose in Birmingham and MI 13 agent Captain Midlands in the middle of it. It’s super heroes vs. the supernatural, full on. What has Dr. Plokta offered the residents in return for their immortal souls? And why are the Mindless Ones starting their assualt from Birmingham? The team lost one member in their first adventure… can they all survive this? Part 1 (of 4)
Rated T+ …$2.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6

COVER BY: CLINT LANGLEY
WRITER: DAN ABNETT
ANDY LANNING
PENCILS: PAUL PELLETIER
INKS: RICK MAGYAR
COLORED BY: GURU-EFX
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:
A SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!
Trapped on Knowhere, the Guardians desperately race to uncover their Skrull infiltration. But why are the Skrulls in the Guardians’ bizarre HQ, and what exactly are they up to? And even if the Guardians survive the danger, paranoia and intrigue, will the team itself be in one piece after all the cards are laid bare? Find out in the latest buzz-building issue of the series that Aint It Cool News calls “a damn fun comic…with highfalutin’ space action, and an anthropomorphic raccoon stealing the show.”
Rated T+ …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #28

GHOST RIDER #28

COVER BY: MARC SILVERSTRI
WRITER: JASON AARON
PENCILS: TAN ENG HUAT
COLORED BY: TBD – MID
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:
“The Last Stand of the Spirits of Vengeance”
The biggest GHOST RIDER arc in ages begins here, as long lost brothers turned enemies Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch finally come face to face. In the snow covered mountains of Tibet, Blaze and the all new Caretaker uncover a startling secret about the Ghost Rider. Or should I say, Ghost Riders. And that sets the stage for a battle to decide the fate of Heaven itself. Plus, a Ghost Rider Saga backup feature.
Parental Advisory …$3.99

WORLDS APART #1

X-MEN:WORLD'S APART #1

COVER BY: J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
WRITER: CHRISTOPHER YOST
PENCILS: DIOGENES NEVES
THE STORY:
Over the course of her life, STORM has been many things: A thief. A goddess. An X-Man. A Wife. A Queen. But not until now have these roles come into conflict. When a mutant commits a mysterious murder in Wakanda, Storm takes it upon herself to investigate. And what she discovers will force her into a position where she must choose: Will she stand with the X-Men or with her husband? Writer Chris Yost (X-FORCE, NEW X-MEN) and up-and-coming artist Diogenes Neves bring you this first part of a limited series that will change Storm forever…
Rated T+ …$3.99

YOUNG X-MEN #7

YOUNG X-MEN #7

COVER BY: TERRY DODSON
WRITER: MARC GUGGENHEIM
PENCILS: BEN OLIVER
INKS: BEN OLIVER
COLORED BY: STEPHANE PERU
LETTERED BY: DAVE SHARPE

THE STORY:
The Young X-Men have a brand new line-up… but one of them isn’t a mutant! And doesn’t know it! Secrets are revealed and discovered in this self-contained issue perfect for new readers and fans of the new Manifest Destiny X-Status Quo!
Rated T+ …$2.99

INDEPENDENTS(IDW, IMAGE, ETC)

THE OTHER SIDE #1

GHOSTBUSTERS: THE OTHER SIDE #1

Writer : Keith Champagne
Artist : Andy Smith
Manufacturer / Publisher : IDW Publishing
Description : When the Ghostbusters capture a group of ghostly crooks- they unknowingly run afoul of a gang comprised of the spirits of some of America�s most legendary gangsters. Dead or alive- the mafia knows exactly how to deal with a problem like the Ghostbusters- rub �em out!

DYNAMO 5 #17

DYNAMO 5 #17

Writer : Jay Faerber
Artist : Mahmud Asrar – Ron Riley
Manufacturer / Publisher : Image
Description : “As the comatose Maddie’s consciousness slips farther and farther away, Scatterbrain enters her mind in an effort to revive her. Along the way, he witnesses key moments in her life. But the longer he stays, the greater the risk that both he and Maddie will become trapped in her unconscious mind!”
STREET FIGHTER TURBO II #1

STREET FIGHTER II TURBO #1

Writer : Ken Siu-Chong
Artist : Jeffrey Chamba Cruz
Manufacturer / Publisher : UDON Entertainment
Description : The World Warriors return to comics in this all-new ongoing Street Fighter series! Ryu- Ken- Chun-Li- Cammy- and combatants from around the globe have gathered for the biggest tournament of their lives. And if M. Bison has his way- this could be the last tournament they ever enter! The action is faster- the stakes higher and the Hadokens are deadlier in Street Fighter II Turbo!
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