PREVIEW: Comics for 12/21/2005

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  1. Primal

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    GOLD DIGGER #69

    Publisher:
    Antarctic Press
    Writer: Fred Perry
    Artist: Fred Perry

    The thundrous conclusion to the "Dark Home" arc!

    Britanny's friends and family continue their invasion of the were-rat stronghold to save Britanny and her daughter Tifanny. Meanwhile, were-rat elder Gothwrain has arranged a paradise pocket dimension for himself and his wife, were-rat leader Sherisha. To get there, he needs Dr. Diggers to unleash tremendous power at a certain time, so he has sent his agents to delay the intruders’ progress just long enough. Now the group is finally closing in on Gothwrain's sanctum, but the rat is ready to spring his trap!

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    Source: Antarctic Press

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    CONAN #23

    Publisher:
    Dark Horse
    Writer: Kurt Busiek
    Artist: Greg Ruth

    At the age of ten, Conan already finds boyhood too small to contain his manly strength and ambition. But when disease strikes him and his village, he is left weak and unworthy. Determined to regain his self-respect, he journeys alone to the site of one of Cimmeria's bloodiest battles—but little does Conan know that vile men hide in the shadows of this place, waiting to prey upon those so foolish as to awaken the fallen warriors from their uneasy sleep.

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    Source: Dark Horse

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    THE GOON #15

    Publisher:
    Dark Horse
    Writer: Eric Powell
    Artist: Eric Powell

    The war against the Zombie Priest is going well as Goon and his allies have managed to put a strangle-hold on the Priest's supply of fresh corpses for his Zombie legion. But just as things seem to be cooling down on Lonely Street, a mysterious figure arrives on the scene to seek revenge on one of the Goon's best pals, Norton.

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    Source: Dark Horse

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    KONG: THE 8TH WONDER OF THE WORLD MOVIE ADAPTATION #1

    Publisher:
    Dark Horse
    Writer: Christian Gossett
    Artist: Dustin Weaver

    With disgruntled investors after his skin, director Carl Denham has one chance to make the film of his dreams—hire an unknown actress, kidnap his writer, and board a tramp freighter for the South Pacific. And Denham is the only one on board who knows their final destination: a mysterious, storm-shrouded land mass known only as the Island of the Skulls.

    There, Denham and his film crew will encounter hostile natives, and actress Ann Darrow will find herself in the grasp of the island's undisputed lord and master—the mighty Kong!

    Based on the eagerly anticipated motion picture by Peter Jackson, this three-issue comics adaptation captures all of the action, all of the romance, and all of the terror of the 8th Wonder of the World!

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    Source: Dark Horse

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    STAR WARS: EMPIRE #38 (3 of 5)

    Publisher:
    Dark Horse
    Writer: Welles Hartley
    Artist: Davide Fabbri, David Michael Beck (Cover)

    Dissent in the ranks! Janek Sunber finds himself at odds-and at gunpoint-with his fellow officers over the treatment of Imperial prisoners. Hardly an auspicious start to his new assignment, and made all the worse because the internal conflict blinds the Imperials to the presence of Rebel infiltrators in their midst!

    But the biggest shock to Sunber-and the Rebels-is yet to come, from a most unexpected quarter! Allegiances are strained, identities are revealed, and a major strike against the Empire is in the offing. An issue that should not be missed!

    • The return of Lieutenant Janek Sunber (the lead character in "To the Last Man,"Empire #16-18).

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    Source: Dark Horse

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    STAR WARS: REPUBLIC #80

    Publisher:
    Dark Horse
    Writer: Welles Hartley
    Artist: Doug Wheatley, John Gallagher (Cover)

    The galaxy has changed for the Jedi, their Order has been dealt a crippling blow. Now the dark times have begun, and individual Jedi are left to decide whether they will stay true to the duty they took on during the Clone Wars, cast themselves to the will of the Force, or abandon their beliefs altogether.

    None of the decisions is easy, and all of them are fraught with peril!

    Republic embarks on the first step into the "dark times" after Revenge of the Sith!

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    Source: Dark Horse

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    STAR WARS: X-WING ROGUE LEADER #3 (of 3)

    Publisher:
    Dark Horse
    Writer: Haden Blackman
    Artist: Tomas Giorello, Gary Erskine (Cover)

    Imperial terrorists have landed a devastating strike on Wedge Antilles'home planet and captured a member of Rogue Squadron. Now, Wedge and the rest of the Rogues are hot on their trail, determined to find their friend and bring these Imperial thugs to justice.

    The fighting is fierce and the flying is faster in this whiz-bang conclusion to the series that defines the hottest heroes in the expanded Universe and launches an ace fighter squadron like none other in the galaxy!

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    Source: Dark Horse

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    JUSTICE #3 (of 12)

    Publisher:
    DC Comics
    Writers: Alex Ross, Jim Krueger
    Artists: Doug Braithwaite, Alex Ross

    The amazing 12-issue bimonthly maxiseries continues! The Martian Manhunter begins the desperate search for Aquaman, but what he encounters puts him in far greater danger than ever! Plus, the villain conspiracy is joined by Grodd!

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    Source: Superman Homepage

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    SEVEN SOLDIERS: THE BULLETEER #2 (of 4)

    Publisher:
    DC Comics
    Writer: Grant Morrison
    Artist: Yanick Paquette

    Who killed the Seven Soldiers? More shattering secrets of the Seven Soldiers are revealed in this special issue which unfolds directly from events in the best-selling SEVEN SOLDIERS #0!

    Together with a dying FBI agent, the Bulleteer investigates the disappearance of six bargain-basement Super Heroes, uncovering mysteries dating back decades... and beyond. Alix Harrower finds herself drawn deeper into a world she wants no part of as her journey into the dark underbelly of the hero dream brings her face-to-face with her first super-villain!

    Plus, from the grave — the return of the Vigilante!

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    Source: Buzzscope

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    DRAGONLANCE: CHRONICLES #5

    Publisher:
    Devil's Due Publishing
    Writers: Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Andrew Dabb (Adaptation)
    Artist: Steve Kurth

    Continuing the adaptation of Weis’ and Hickman’s legendary “Dragons of Autumn Twilight”! They’ve been battered and pursued across Krynn – now, after seeing one of their own die, the Companions return to Solace. But what happens when the only home you’ve ever known is destroyed?

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    Source: Devil's Due Publishing

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    G.I.JOE: SNAKE EYES DECLASSIFIED #5

    Publisher:
    Devil's Due Publishing
    Writer: Brandon Jerwa
    Artist: Emiliano Santalucia

    Continuing the never-before-told origin of Snake-Eyes! The moment of destiny has arrived – one act that will turn brothers into sworn enemies. A murder that creates a legendary rivalry…

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    Source: Devil's Due Publishing
     
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    CAPTAIN AMERICA #13

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

    As “The Winter Soldier” arc rockets toward its senses-shattering conclusion, Cap’s allies come to his aid in the hunt for the man he believes may actually be his one-time partner. Featuring special guest appearances by both Iron Man and the Falcon! You can’t miss this issue, as red-hot creative team Brubaker and Epting up the ante one more time!

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    Source: Buzzscope

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    DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON: DEADLY HANDS SPECIAL #1

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Chris Claremont
    Artist: Marshall Rogers

    Classic Kung-Fu Action with Daughters of the Dragon: Deadly Hands Special

    Colleen Wing and Misty Knight are the Daughters of the Dragon and they are set to become the bail bonds-women of Marvel’s super-powered community when they receive their own mini-series this January.

    But before that mini-series reintroduces this kung-fu duo of the 70’s and 80’s, witness some of their most memorable adventures as detectives in Daughters of the Dragon: Deadly Hands Special. The special collects the original black-and-white inkwashed Bizarre Adventures #25 and Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #32-33 by industry legends Chris Claremont and Marshall Rogers and features an all-new cover by Rogers.

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    Source: Buzzscope

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    GENERATION M #2

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Paul Jenkins
    Artist: Ramon Bachs

    DECIMATION! Reporter Sally Floyd tells the story of those rocked by the decimating effects of House of M. One such story is that of Frederick J. Dukes, A.K.A. The Blob! There’s someone out there that doesn’t want these stories to be told and is willing to do anything to silence those who are talking...

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    THE INCREDIBLE HULK #90

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Daniel Way
    Artist: Juan Santacruz

    “PEACE IN OUR TIME” // Part 3 of the story arc that will set off the biggest Hulk event in Marvel history! “Recruited” by Nick Fury to journey into space to destroy a sentient HYDRA space weapon, The Hulk has now learned the sordid truth behind its agenda—not that it matters now, though…because the rogue space weapon now has its sights set on him!

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    IRON MAN: THE INEVITABLE #1 (of 6)

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Joe Casey
    Artist: Frazer Irving

    Inevitably, Iron Man had to expect retaliation from his oldest enemies after his secret identity went public and then was subsequently restored. Now, Shell-Head’s rogues are more dangerous than ever and they’re looking to make Tony Stark pay for their many defeats at the hands of Iron Man in Iron Man: The Inevitable #1.

    “Part of what this series is about is that basic approach to the character and reintegrating some of what I always loved about Iron Man - primarily his Rogues Gallery,” says writer Joe Casey. “Iron Man’s got some great villains and we're bringing back not one, not two, but three of Iron Man's classic foes in this thing, retooled, and updated for the new century.”

    Featuring the return of such fan-favorite Iron Man villains like Living Laser, The Ghost, and Spymaster, Iron Man: The Inevitable is reintroducing some of the Armored Avenger’s deadliest opponents from the past, but with a whole new edge.

    Iron Man: The Inevitable also deals with the reaction of Iron Man’s rogues to his secret identity going public and how they refuse to believe that it’s not Tony Stark in the armor. And to complicate matters, there is a mini-arms race concerning the Living Laser as Tony tries to cure his old sparring partner while the Spymaster wants him as his own perfect weapon.

    It has all the makings of a classic revenge story as Iron Man’s past comes back to haunt him in the form of three deadly villains in Iron Man: The Inevitable.

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    Source: Buzzscope

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    MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: JOHN CASSADAY/SEAN MCKEEVER

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Sean McKeever
    Artist: John Cassaday

    Welcome to the All-New, All-Different MARVEL SPOTLIGHT, showcasing that other great commodity of Marvel Comics: its creators! SPOTLIGHT will bring loyal readers closer to Marvel’s top talents, starting this month with the Eisner Award-winning pair of writer Sean McKeever (GRAVITY, SENTINEL) and artist John Cassaday (ASTONISHING X-MEN). Marvel junkies can expect in-depth extras and timely features – including sketches, character designs and script materials! Probing interviews and engaging commentary! An all-out exploration of what makes these creative types tick – everything you ever wanted to know, and a lot of stuff you didn't know you wanted to know!

    NO ads, NO reprints!

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    Source: The Comic Fanatic

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    RUNAWAYS #11

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
    Artist: Adrian Alphona

    Guest-starring the amazing Spider-Man! Traveling to New York City to help Cloak and Dagger, the Marvel Universe's newest teen heroes run into the Marvel's Universe's ORIGINAL teen hero. 'Nuff said!

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    SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN #1 (of 5)

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writers: Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Reed
    Artist: Luna Brothers

    Exploding out of the pages of New Avengers!! This all-new epic limited series chronicles the intriguing secret history of Jessica Drew and her journey from child experiment to Hydra agent to S.H.I.E.L.D. agent to super hero to private eye to Avenger!

    New Avengers scribe Brian Michael Bendis teams up with searing hot newcomer Brian Reed (USM video game) and introduces the Marvel debut of the stunning full color visuals of the Luna brothers (Ultra, Girls).

    This mini series is packed with intrigue that will lead directly into the upcoming Spider-Woman monthly that debuts early next year from Bendis and Eisner-award-winning Alex Maleev (Daredevil).

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    Source: Graham Crackers Comics

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    WHAT IF: FANTASTIC FOUR

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Mike Carey
    Artist: Marshall Rogers

    What if... the Fantastic Four were cosmonauts? Discover the story of the UFFF - the Ultimate Federalist Freedom Fighters: of how their existence as the world's first super-team turned the Cold War into a different, deadlier kind of struggle and how, ultimately, they fought their hardest, most tragic battle against the forces that kept them in power.

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    Source: The Comic Fanatic

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    WHAT IF: SUB-MARINER

    Publisher:
    Marvel Comics
    Writer: Greg Pak
    Artist: David Lopez, Carlo Pagulayan (Cover)

    The history books tell us that young Prince Namor, the proud son of an Atlantean princess, joined the Allied fight against the Nazis in order to protect his undersea people. But what if Namor grew up on land with his human father, filled with hatred for the Atlanteans who killed his mother? For whom will he fight when World War II sweeps the planet and Atlantis calls for help? And in what terrifying ways might the course of history be changed forever?

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    Source: The Comic Fanatic
     

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