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Comic Book Reviews: Ultimate Comics, Justice League, Empowered HC

February 29th, 2012 Comments off

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Happy Leap Day! Hope you’re ready for an extra-special edition of our weekly comic book reviews. This week we review Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #7, Justice League #6, the Empowered Deluxe HC, and the Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider Model Kit.

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Empowered Deluxe Edition HC

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Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons Team up for New Series: Secret Service

February 29th, 2012 Comments off

Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons create all-new series this April. The Secret Service is the latest brainchild of Mark Millar (Kick Ass, Wanted), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, (Martha Washington), and Matthew Vaughan (director of Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class). The first issue hits in April, and you could say that the creative team has definitely piqued our interest.

Millar has wanted to work with Gibbons for decades, and he says that he finally has the story that is worthy of Gibbons’ extraordinary talent. The Secret Service chronicles the education of a 21st Century super-spy, and yet it is so much more than a just another spy story. Action abounds as we follow the book’s heroes around the world as they try to save the world on their mission to keep terrorists at bay.

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Scott Snyder Ramps up DC’s New 52 Batman Series

February 27th, 2012 Comments off

Batman is more exciting than ever at TFAW.com!

Scott Snyder (American Vampire) and Greg Capullo (Action Comics, Haunt) are absolutely crushing the new Batman series right now. It’s not some trivial throw-away story–it is deeply engrossing and feels important. The story gives us a lot of insight into the character of Bruce Wayne, and Batman #6 was amazing! (Check out our review here)

We’re excited to see where Snyder takes this series. If the description for Batman #8 is any indication, he’s just getting started.

Broken and beaten, Bruce Wayne has retreated from Gotham City to Wayne Manor. But no place is safe, because the Court of Owls is about to strike at the heart of city, and nothing will ever be the same. Be there for the start of the battle for Gotham City’s soul, and the prelude to “The Night of the Owls.”

There are a bunch of other great books in DC’s New 52 relaunch. Make sure you stay tuned to the TFAW Newsletter and check out our weekly comic book review videos to see which ones are making the grade.

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Marvel Season One Brings Heroes Back to Basics

February 24th, 2012 Comments off

Marvel is revitalizing their most popular superheroes with Marvel Season One, a series of original hardcover graphic novels that will expand on their origin stories in new and exciting ways that stay within current continuity–they aren’t another version of the Ultimate universe.

Fantastic Four Season One debuted February 8, from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and David Marquez. The book has gotten some great reviews from ComicsAlliance and others, so pick it up while it’s still in stock!

Marvel Season One

Next is X-Men Season One March 14, by Dennis Hopeless and Jamie McKelvie. Meet the original X-Men, teenagers with uncontrollable super-powers battling Magneto, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the Sentinels, and more!

Daredevil Season One bursts onto the scene April 4, from Antony Johnston and Wellington Alves, introducing Matt Murdock, lawyer by day, superhero by night! Finally, Spider-Man Season One, by Cullen Bunn and Neil Edwards, debuts May 9. Future Season One heroes are the Hulk, Ant-Man, and Doctor Strange—stay tuned!

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Comic Book Reviews: Ultimate Spider-Man, Flash, Star Wars Jedi – The Dark Side

February 22nd, 2012 Comments off

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This week’s comic book reviews includes a bonus: we’ve got some exciting news about what we’ll be doing at Emerald City Comicon! So sit back and listen to our musings on Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #7, The Flash #6, Star Wars: Jedi – The Dark Side TPB, and the Star Wars LEGO Boba Fett and Darth Vader Alarm Clocks.

We want to thank blog commenter choychris for suggesting Ultimate Spider-Man and Flash to us!

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The Flash Comics

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Are you excited about our ECCC announcement? Make sure to visit us at booth #512 in Seattle March 30-April 1!

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Get in the Game: New Game of Thrones Merchandise

February 22nd, 2012 Comments off

Game of ThronesGeorge R. R. Martin’s epic Game of Thrones has never been more popular, with millions of fans breathlessly awaiting the premiere of Season 2 of the HBO show on April 1. This dark medieval fantasy has ignited demand for collectibles–make sure to let your visitors know about the comics, merchandise, games, and more at TFAW.

Dynamite Entertainment’s Game of Thrones comic-book series has been extremely popular, and Game of Thrones HC Vol. 01, collecting the first six issues, is out March 14. We’ve got a behind-the-scenes interview with preview art here!

But that’s only the tip of the iceberg: Dark Horse Deluxe is releasing a full line of amazing Game of Thrones merchandise, including mugs, journals, playing cards, magnets, and more this spring, emblazoned with images from the popular TV series.

Don’t forget about the Game of Thrones board and card games, too!

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Mark Millar Pens New Supercrooks Comic Book Series This March

February 20th, 2012 Comments off

New Supercrooks series by Mark Millar starts in March!

If there’s any comic book writer who could write his way out of Alcatraz, we’re reasonably certain it’s Mark Millar (Superior, Kick-Ass, Wanted). That’s why we were super excited to see that he’s putting together a new book, Supercrooks, with artist Leinil Francis Yu (Ultimate Comics Avengers, Marvel’s Secret Invasion)!

About Supercrooks–

When the market is flooded with competition and the authorities are always on your tail, what’s an all-American supervillain to do? Go to Spain, of course! Follow a team of superpowered ne’er-do-wells looking to pull off one last heist in the land of bullfighting and delicious churros.

As with Millar’s other books, this one is for mature readers, so get ready for some action!

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New Marvel Universe Line of Kids Comics to Debut in April 2012

February 17th, 2012 Comments off

We were disappointed when Marvel announced the cancellation of its Marvel Adventures series, so we perked up at this information about their upcoming Marvel Universe line of kids comics today, based on the present and upcoming animated Disney XD television series:

Via The Outhouse

Marvel is proud to announce the Marvel Universe line of comics perfect for fans of all ages, launching in April 2012 with the debuts of Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 and Marvel Universe: The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #1. Fans of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk and all the Avengers should look for the Marvel Universe logo to find the most exciting stories they can imagine!

“The Marvel Universe line of comics not only clearly lets fans know they’re in for great stories, but also lets parents know where to find great stories to share with their kids” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Comics Editor in Chief. “The Marvel Universe line also includes the best all-ages stories we’ve told recently and we’re bringing them to millions of new fans through ambitious new initiatives. So when you see the name Marvel Universe, you’ll know it stands for the best all-ages super hero storytelling in the world—in print and digital media!”

In Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man #1, from Man Of Action, Dan Slott, Ty Templeton & Nuno Plati, Peter Parker must balance battling Super Villains and the drama of high school! But fear not True Believer, there is no menace too diabolical and no test too challenging for Spider-Man!

Then, in Marvel Universe: The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #1, the creative team of Chris Yost and Adam Dekraker, present not one, but two new action-packed Avengers stories to catch you up on the adventures of Earth’s Mightiest through the eyes of Agent Coulson.

No fan of the Avengers or Spider-Man can miss out on these new action-packed Marvel Universe series, sure to excite fans of all ages! So make sure you’re the first in line this spring to catch Marvel Universe: The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #1 and Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 this April!

We’ve got the covers for Marvel Universe: The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #1 and Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man #1, below:

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Brian K. Vaughan Returns to Comics With New Saga Series

February 17th, 2012 Comments off

Brian K. Vaughan returns to comics this March with new Saga ongoing monthly series.

After a brief stint away from comics, Brian K. Vaughan (Ex Machina, Y: The Last Man) returns for a new creator-owned series at Image Comics called Saga. Vaughan is teaming up with Fiona Staples, an amazingly talented artist whose work has graced the covers of books like Dollhouse, Thunder Agents, and more over the past few years. Her art is clean, expressive, and downright beautiful, so we’re excited to see what she brings to the series.

Saga is an original sci-fi/fantasy epic for mature readers. The book follows new parents Marko and Alana as they risk everything to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war. Think Star Wars-esque action with the drama of Game of Thrones and you’re in the right ballpark.

The adventure begins in a spectacular double-sized first issue–with 44 pages of story–on March 14! New series can be a gamble sometimes, but this time the stars aligned, and we’re really looking forward to the pleasure of an all-new series penned by Vaughan. We’re on board, how about you?

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Comic Book Reviews: Batman, Army of Darkness, More

February 15th, 2012 Comments off

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Sit down and enjoy this week’s comic book reviews! We take a look at Batman #6, Army of Darkness #1, Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #1, and the Astonishing X-Men Whedon Cassaday Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 TPB.

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Batman Comics

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