PREVIEW: Comics for 02/22/2006

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  1. Primal

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    ANTARCTIC PRESS

    ARCHAIA STUDIO PRESS
    Mouse Guard #1
    Robotika #2 Mature Readers

    BOOM! STUDIOS

    DARK HORSE COMICS
    Art of Usagi Yojimbo TP
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #2
    Usagi Yojimbo #91

    DC COMICS
    Catwoman #52
    Legion of Super-Heroes #15
    Solo #9
    Warlord #1

    DEVIL'S DUE PUBLISHING
    Dragonlance: Chronicles #7 (of 8)
    G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 #3

    IMAGE COMICS
    The Portent #1 (of 4) - updated 05/05/2006

    MARVEL COMICS
    Amazing Spider-Man #529
    Astonishing X-Men #13 (1 of 6)
    Captain America #15
    Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #3 (of 5)
    Storm #1 (of 6)
    Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk #2 (of 6) - added 02/21/2006
    Wolverine #39 (4 of 5)
    X-Men #183

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    MOUSE GUARD #1

    Publisher:
    Archaia Studios Press
    Writer: David Petersen
    Artist: David Petersen

    In Mouse Guard, mice struggle to live safely and prosper among all of the world's harsh conditions and predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed. They are not simply soldiers that fight off intruders; rather, they are guides for commonmice looking to journey without confrontation from one hidden mouse village to another. The Guard patrol borders, find safeways and paths through dangerous territories and treacherous terrain, watch weather patterns, and keep the mouse territories free of predatory infestation. They do so with fearless dedication so that they might not just exist, but truly live. In this first issue of Mouse Guard, Saxon, Kenzie, & Lieam are dispatched to find a missing merchant mouse that never arrived at his destination. In doing so they stumble onto much more than they had bargained for.

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    ROBOTIKA #2

    Publisher:
    Archaia Studios Press
    Writer: Alex Sheikman
    Artist: Alex Sheikman

    The steampunk wasabi western continues. Niko, the royal bodyguard, pursues his quest for Dr. Agon’s assassins and his stolen invention. His search takes him from the fortified headquarters of the world’s largest corporation to the halls of the royal palace. Intrigue and action interweave as Niko nears his goal. Leif Jones joins Alex Sheikman in a 6-page backup story to reveal the origin of Bronski, the deadly cossack yojimbo.
    MATURE READERS

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    ART OF USAGI YOJIMBO TPB

    Publisher:
    Dark Horse
    Writer: Stan Sakai
    Artist: Stan Sakai

    In the tradition of the celebrated collections The Art of Sin City and The Art of Hellboy, Dark Horse is proud to showcase the work of multi award-winning creator Stan Sakai in The Art of Usagi Yojimbo, offered in a softcover format for the first time. The sold-out hardcover edition, timed to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the creation of Sakai's signature character, Usagi Yojimbo, was met with an overwhelming response from thousands of fans around the world. This softcover edition will be printed on the same high-quality paper stock and will feature scores of never-before-seen pieces, a long out-of-print twelve-page primer illustrating how Stan creates each of his Usagi stories, forty-eight full-color pages of Stan's beautiful painted artwork, and more. Additionally, some of the biggest names in comics pay tribute to their favorite rabbit ronin in a fantastic gallery section, with pinups by Frank Miller, Geof Darrow, Jeff Smith, Sergio Aragonés, and Matt Wagner, among others!

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    Source: Dark Horse

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    STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #2

    Publisher:
    Dark Horse
    Writer: John Jackson Miller
    Artists: Brian Ching, Travis Charest (Cover)

    Life in the Jedi Order isn't supposed to be easy. It's a culture of strict discipline, hard work, and self-control, and only the galaxy's brightest and most gifted graduate to the Order's upper echelon of Knights and Masters. This is a dilemma padawan Zayne Carrick has faced most of his life, knowing that he might not possess the smarts or abilities needed to rise above his station-it's a problem further compounded by his being accused of murder and put on the run, his former friends and allies out to get him, and the alien con man he's chained to doing everything he can to shake the young Jedi. But there are greater forces at work and Zayne's about to learn that the will of the Force moves in mysterious ways.

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    Source: Dark Horse

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    USAGI YOJIMBO #91

    Publisher:
    Dark Horse
    Writer: Stan Sakai
    Artist: Stan Sakai

    The hauntings continue! Last issue the rabbit ronin, Usagi Yojimbo, was faced with a mysterious and grisly murder at Geishu Castle, but the leading suspect was a woman who has been dead for ten years! Now, after another murder attempt, Usagi himself is believed to be the ruthless assassin! The long-eared wanderer must team with Tomoe and a distrustful bodyguard to solve the mystery of the Geishu ghost-before its razor-sharp claws carve into another victim. Catch the conclusion to the two-part “The Ghost in the Well," this month from world-renowned storyteller Stan Sakai!

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    CATWOMAN #52

    Publisher:
    DC Comics
    Writer: Will Pfeifer
    Artist: Pete Woods

    The Black Mask obliterated everything Catwoman had built in the East End, destroyed her sister's mind, and nearly killed Holly. Now the moment you've been waiting for is here, as they finally face off! And a decision will be made that Selina can never reverse!

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    LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #15

    Publisher:
    DC Comics
    Writers: Stuart Moore, Mark Waid
    Artists: Patrick Olliffe, Barry Kitson

    It's the Legion of Super-Heroes you thought you'd never see, as the greatest heroes of the 31st century become the greatest heroes of the Multiverse! Plus, the return of the ever-popular "Letters to the Legion!"

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    SOLO #9

    Publisher:
    DC Comics
    Writers: Scott Hampton, John Hitchcock
    Artist: Scott Hampton

    Join Scott Hampton (BATMAN: GOTHAM COUNTY LINE) as he tells five tales of horror, humor and hijinx! You'll meet the 'real' caped-crusader in "Batman:1947," blast off for other worlds in the EC Comics-inspired "The Monsters," take an unflinching look at the rock and roll world of today's comic book industry in "Another Success Story," and feel the dread hand of modern horror in "The Road To Samarra." And as an added bonus, Scott presents a "How To" section on the creation of his phenomenal art! Be there!

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    WARLORD #1

    Publisher:
    DC Comics
    Writer: Bruce Jones
    Artist: Bart Sears

    Prepare for the triumphant return of one of the greatest and longest-running sword-and-sorcery characters of all time in a new series written by Bruce Jones (VIGILANTE, YEAR ONE: BATMAN/SCARECROW) with stunning visuals by Bart Sears (JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL)!

    Return with Travis Morgan to the amazing continent of Skartaris…a world of extraordinary fantasy and heart-stopping adventure! The land of Shamballah is caught in the grip of the tyrant Brouis — but the chronicles prophecy a liberator in the form of a displaced man of our time. The phenomenal exploits of this heroic time-lost hero begin here!

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    DRAGONLANCE: CHRONICLES #7 (of 8)

    Publisher:
    Devil's Due Publishing
    Writer: Andrew Dabb
    Artist: Steve Kurth

    The fan favorite adaptation reaches a fever pitch! The quest carries the companions to the catacombs beneath Pax Tharkas – can they convince the captives within the dread city to revolt against the evil of Verminaard? Can they even hope to survive the wrath of two dragons in service to Takhisis, the Queen of Darkness? And what of the traitor in their midst – Who is it?

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    Source: Devil's Due Publishing
     
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    G.I.JOE: SIGMA 6 #3

    Publisher:
    Devil's Due Publishing
    Writer: Andrew Dabb
    Artists: Chris Lie, Ramanda Kamarga

    Tunnel Rat takes center stage! Everyone’s favorite bug-eating, self-talking, tunnel-crawling nature lover comes up against the ultimate in evil technology: Overkill and his army of Battle Android Troopers! The worst part? Tunnel Rat is alone, and without his Sigma Suit in the middle of Siberia! How’s he going get out of this one?!

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    Source: Devil's Due Publishing

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    THE PORTENT #1 (of 4)

    Publisher:
    Image Comics
    Writer: Peter Bergting
    Interior Artist: Peter Bergting
    Cover Artist: Peter Bergting

    "CONDEMNATION" Part 1 of 4
    Milo, a devil-may-care swordsman, follows his own selfish path. But at the crossroad between our world and the next, he is faced with a decision that could determine the fate of the world. After years of self-serving ruthlessness, does he have what it takes to be a hero?

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    ADDED: 05/05/2006 - complete issue

    Source: Newsarama

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    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #529

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
    Artist: Ron Garney

    Clothes make the man. At least that’s what Tony Stark seems to think. Transformed by his experiences during “The Other” saga, Peter Parker stands poised for the next chapter of his life. And to mark the occasion, Tony has got a very special present: a new Spider-Man costume that’s certain to raise eyebrows!

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    ASTONISHING X-MEN #13 (Part 1 of 6)

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Joss Whedon
    Artist: John Cassaday

    They’re back and they're bimonthly! The chart topping super team of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday return for another full year of Astonshing X-Men! If you thought last year’s run was full of shocks and surprises, hold onto your eyeballs, cause you haven’t seen nothing yet!

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    CAPTAIN AMERICA #15

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Ed Brubaker
    Artist: Steve Epting

    Six months ago, Crossbones kidnapped the Red Skull's daughter from a government reeducation facility, and disappeared into the night. Now learn where they have been all this time, and what his plans are for this spawn of infinite evil. A special stand-alone issue, by Ed Brubaker and Mike Perkins, that lays the groundwork for the next year of Cap stories, and shines a spotlight on one of the strangest and misunderstood characters in the Marvel Universe.

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    SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #3 (of 5)

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Sean McKeever
    Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa

    Life seems to be going pretty good for Mary Jane, so naturally that means something has to come along and muck things up. This time, she has to contend with her newest girlfriend, Lindsay Leighton, dating her ex-boyfriend, Harry Osborn! Is Harry using Lindsay to get back at MJ, or is something far more sinister at hand?

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    STORM #1 (of 6)

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Eric Jerome Dickey
    Artists: David Yardin, Mike Mayhew (Cover)

    The epic, untold love story between Marvel's two pre-eminent Black super heroes -- Storm and the Black Panther -- is finally told, as only New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey can do it! An orphaned street urchin, living by her wits on the unforgiving plains of Africa as she struggles to harness her slowly-developing mutant powers...A warrior Prince, embarking on his rite of passage as he ponders the great responsibility in his future...And a crew of ruthless mercenaries who'll stop at nothing to capture an elusive creature of legend -- the fabled wind-rider. What sparks occur when their paths intersect? Don't miss out on this story, True Believer, as it builds to a July Event that will shake the entire Marvel Universe.

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    WOLVERINE #39 (Part 4 of 5)

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Daniel Way
    Artist: Javier Saltares

    The secret is out. Wolverine remembers. Everything. The entire blood-stained tapestry of his long, tortured life. And now that’s it’s been laid out before him in vivid detail, there’s only one question: What’s his first move? Well, whatever it is, it’s brought him to Russia for an encounter with the legendary warrior known as the Winter Soldier. One thing’s for sure--they’re headed for a major turf battle. Question is, can they find common ground?

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    X-MEN #183

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Peter Milligan
    Artist: Salvador Larroca

    When his people need him the most, he shall return! Lord Apocalypse is here to lead mutantkind into the future of the earth and only the strongest can survive! Plus, just wait until you see his new Horsemen! Even we were surprised!

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    This came out last week ;) 
     
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    Just keeping you on your toes :p 
     
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    hehe. Well, at least you know 1 person is reading these each week as they're updated.
     
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    Predakwon ...Green Lantern's light!

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    Hey Primal, I always look at these posts! W00t!!
     
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    Man, Larocca's new art style is really damn hot. Pity he's leaving the book soon.
     
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    You're all welcome for these weekly posts then :thumb 

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    ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS HULK #2 (of 6)

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Damon Lindelof
    Artist: Leinil Yu

    Doctor Bruce Banner. Mass Murderer. Responsible for the death of hundreds in New York City. Now, he wanders the globe in search of inner peace—in an attempt to never again unleash the monster within. Banner travels through Paris, Ireland, India, and finally to the hills of Tibet...where at last he finds Nirvana. And that is precisely when Wolverine shows up. To kill him. Let the games begin. Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and superstar Leinil Francis Yu continue the fight of a lifetime!

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