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WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO: Comics for 10/29/08

DC

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #26

Written by Dwayne McDuffie; Art and Cover by Ed Benes

The JLA stands helpless against the power of Anansi, the African spider god who has warped their histories. Vixen makes her final stand, brokering a deal with the powerful villain. But will she be forced to sacrifice the JLA and Animal Man? Or does her last-ditch effort mean something far wor
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #47

Written by Jim Shooter; Cover by Francis Manapul and Livesay; Art by Rick Leonardi and Dan Green

While war looms and a traitor plots against the Legion, Brainiac 5, whose dreams are haunted by the ghost of Dream Girl, seeks help from a spiritualist. It all leads to supernatural possession, savage action and…a marriage proposal! Introducing the marvelous Meander, mistress of the mysterious!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US

RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #6 (OF 8)

Written by Jim Starlin; Art by Ron Lim, Jim Starlin and Rob Hunter; Cover by Jim Starlin and Rob Hunter

The opposing forces of Lady Styx and Synnar threaten to tear Rann apart as Styx’s fleet enters the planet’s airspace and Synnar establishes his basecamp on the surface. Is there anything that Adam Strange can do to stop the tides of war from engulfing his adopted home planet? Or is it too late for him and his galactic allies to win the day?
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $3.50 US

SUPERMAN #681

Written by James Robinson; Art by Renato Guedes and Jose Magalháes; Cover by Alex Ross; Variant cover by Bernard Chang

“New Krypton” Part 2! Picking up directly from SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1, 100,000 Kryptonians have descended on Earth. But their introduction to the world follows a bumpy road, and humans and Kryptonians alike are wary of one another. Meanwhile, Clark must say goodbye to a long-standing member of his supporting cast while the threat behind Atlas makes his next move against the Man of Steel!

Featuring the first third of a cover triptych by Alex Ross that will continue next month in SUPERGIRL and ACTION COMICS!

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #53

Written by Michael Green and Mike Johnson; Art by Rags Morales and John Dell; Cover by Kevin Nowlan

Superman’s powers leap into the body of The Dark Knight! Now Batman contains the incredible abilities of a Kryptonian while the Man of Steel stands powerless. How will they adjust physically and psychologically to these bizarre changes? Part 1 of the 4-part “Super/Bat,” featuring art by Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS).
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #64

Written by Sean McKeever; Art and cover by Eddy Barrows and Ruy Jose

The Teen Titans uncover the mystery and motivation behind Bombshell’s origin, and no one is more surprised at the answers than Bombshell herself! Meanwhile, Wonder Girl is confronted with the figure behind her recent misfortunes and discovers why family reunions can be absolute hell.
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US

TRINITY #22

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

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

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN # 575

The Story: As the Mayoral election ramps up, gang activity is at an all time high…and Mr. Negative’s newest enforcer, HAMMERHEAD, works to bring all the gangs under one banner…or else. With some of the kids from Aunt May’s F.E.A.S.T. center caught in the crossfire, Spidey stands up to his old foe…but Hammerhead’s got some new tricks and even Spider-Man can’t stop him this time as Joe Kelly (Deadpool) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men) bring you FAMILY TIES!
Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL # 1

The Story: Finally! One of the biggest mysteries of BRAND NEW DAY is revealed!
Who is the mysterious Jackpot? For months, merry Marvelites have pondered this question? Who is she? What is her dark and mysterious secret? And how does Walter Declun (Wolverine: Civil War) play a part in it? We’re not telling, but Marc Guggenheim and Mike McKone are! Don’t miss it, Tiger!
Rated A …$3.99

MARVEL 1985 # 6

The Story: At last—the heroes are here! The biggest, most powerful Marvel Super Heroes throw down in final conflict against the cruelest, most evil Marvel Super-Villains, with the fate of the real world in their hands. For young Toby Goodman, will this be a chance to see his comic book dreams come true? Or will he arrive too late to save his father? And—who is Clyde Wyncham…and more importantly, who does he become, and what role will he come to play in the Marvel Universe of today? Answers arrive at last in the breathtaking conclusion to Mark Millar and Tommy Lee Edwards’ super hero epic!
Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL # 3

The Story: The relationship between Peter Parker and Mary Jane is one of the most iconic and popular romances in all of comics — and in this very special issue by series writer Brian Michael Bendis (SECRET INVASION), and red-hot artist David Lafuente [HELLCAT], that relationship delves into an area never before seen in any Spider-Man comic! Destined to be one of the most controversial issues of the year!
Rated A …$3.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE # 18

The Story: SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!
THE EXPLOSIVE FINALE STARTS HERE!
Now that the KILL KREW knows Skrullowjacket’s master plan, can they stop the TRUE purpose of the Fifty State Initiative? Plus: It’s THOR GIRL vs. ULTRA GIRL! One is more than she appears to be… and the other’s a Skrull. And, after fourteen issues, are we REALLY going to unmask MUTANT ZERO?!
Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA THEATER OF WAR: OPERATION ZERO-POINT # 1
The Story: The first in a series of specials covering the length and breadth of the larger-than-life legend of Captain America, as told by the industry’s leading experts in the field! First up, it’s 1944, and wouldn’t you know it? Them sneaky Nazis have managed to crack the secrets of electro-magnetic physics…yeah, that’s right: apples may fall down in the free world, but schnitzels are falling up in the skies over a mysterious lab in a Polish forest, thanks to a little help from a nearby forced-labor camp. Sure, we could send in the Marines, but why bother when we’ve got Captain America?! But even Cap may be meeting his match against the lab’s sadistic cybernetic commandant. Because everyone knows, the only thing worse than a Nazi is a Robot Nazi!
Rated T+ …$3.99

NOVA # 18
The Story: A SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!
The Skrulls are assaulting Project Pegasus, and only Nova – and a roster of unexpected allies – stands in their way. But whatever happens, Richard Rider’s life will be changed forever! Human Rocket fans must not miss this essential issue, in which you’ll find out why Wizard says “Abnett and Lanning make space the final frontier of awesomeness!”
Rated T+ …$2.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST # 19
The Story: Danny races to discover why all the previous Iron Fists except Orson Randall have died at age 33. But Danny’s just turned 33 himself, and a mysterious man with abilities too weird to fathom has shown up out of nowhere to kill him. So, yeah, that might have something to do with it. What killed every other Iron Fist, this one guy? Nah, couldn’t be. Unless…is this ultra-powerful man more than just a man? And how did the last Iron Fist, Orson Randall, dodge the inescapable fate that apparently killed all 65 of his predecessors? Don’t miss this blood-chilling chapter in the ever-growing mythos of THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST!
Rated T+ …$2.99

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