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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Allison's Pick of the Month

30 Days of Night Vol. 1

This is the beginning of the groundbreaking saga! This edition features an Ashley Wood cover gallery, multi-page previews of two of the 30 Days of Night sequels by Niles and Templesmith, and much more. Experience this classic horror tale that inspired the film!

The reason I picked up this book a few years back was because of the art. Ben Templesmith is fabulous, & I was surprised by how amazing the story is. Steve Niles really hits the mark. Vampires, blood splattered snow, & characters you actually like (on both sides of the coin). Fantastic all around! If you have seen the movie and liked it, pick this up. If you have seen the movie and hated it; this is different, it’s much better, and well worth giving the series another shot. Niles made me a fan, and Templesmith just fed the fire with splattery, sketchy, terror. This is a great beginning to an amazing series.

Picks of the Week

 Fear Itself #3

The blockbuster Marvel event of the year continues!
Sin leads the most audacious attack on American soil the world has ever seen as global panic sets in and we fall sway to the power of fear itself. On Asgard, Loki hatches the scheme to end all schemes. And everywhere, the Serpent's presence is felt...never moreso than when a major Marvel hero falls at his hands. The shock ending to end all shock the cycle of evil stretching millennia is at last completed. 

Flashpoint #2

The world-changing miniseries continues! Where are the World's Greatest Super Heroes? Barry Allen is on a mission to find out or die trying - and that may be what's happening as he tries to make lightning strike twice! Meanwhile, around the submerged Paris, the pirate Deathstroke confronts Emperor Aquaman!

Delve further into the world of Flashpoint and follow your favorite characters in these Flashpoint Tie-Ins:

50 Girls 50 #1

Hot on the heels of his blockbuster New Ultimates run, FRANK CHO teams with Co-writer DOUG MURRAY (The 'Nam) and artist AXEL MEDELLIN (ELEPHANTMEN) to unleash a new universe-spanning sci-fi epic! Join in the fantastic voyage of the Space Vessel ESS Savannah and her beautiful crew as they fight their way from hostile aliens and exotic worlds, searching for the wormhole that will take them to their ultimate destination: Home.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Meghan's Pick of the Month

New Mutants Vol 1: Return of Legion

When their oldest and most powerful foe returns, the original New Mutants must reunite! Cannonball, Sunspot, Magma, Magik and Dani Moonstar race to the rescue of Karma. But Legion has her right where he wants her: locked inside his schizophrenic mind! It's classic mutant action the way you like it! Plus: the return of the beloved Warlock. But if he's so beloved, why does he have that weird look on his face?!

Return of Legion is a fun, perfectly paced story in what’s becoming one of my favorite series. It’s always a blast seeing inside of Legion’s fractured mind, and I loved how his multitudes of personalities were illustrated. I’m also a fan of New Mutant’s team outsider, Illyana Rasputin, who’s tough, detached, mysterious and does what she wants regardless of what her team thinks.