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Attention Readers: It’s been a few months but Nerdbastards is back with it’s weekly list of whats new in Comics. We provide you a complete list of whats out for the week with some suggestions on what you should be picking up. Providing this list and commentary is the lastest addition to the Nerdbastards staff Alicia Luma. You’ll learn about her in a second but for more info you can follow Alicia on twitter.

I’m Alicia, the girl that works in the comic shop. Yep, bringing the estrogen to the party. My comic shop, Local Heroes in Norfolk VA, isn’t really mine, I just work there. Always on new comic day and then whenever the boss-man needs a break. I DO read comics and I did before I started at the store. I don’t read manga, I DO read just about everything Vertigo puts out. I love DCU super heroes (I would bone Batman into his grave FOR REALS), but Marvel… not so much. So, if I sound one-sided, its cause I am. Feel free to argue with me, I am full of witty comebacks.
So, here I will list all of the week’s new comic releases and talk about a couple I am looking forward to. Also, I reserve the right to amend my opinion next week after actually getting my hands on the book. Cause you never know.

Click after the jump for the full list of Comics as well as my suggestions in my list of “You Must Damn Well Buy This”.


First on the “You Must Damn Well Buy This” list is the latest issue in the current Dark Tower series, “Battle of Jericho Hill”. You know when a movie gets adapted from a book that you absolutely love and it ruins the whole thing for you for all eternity? How the characters look and sound and the things that they add and leave out make it not the same for you ever again and diminishes the original impact of the book? Yeah, none of that shit here. This series has been amazing. It tells the story of young Roland in a chronological order that you don’t get in the books and elaborates on stories that are only alluded to. The art is always beautiful and somehow vague enough that it doesn’t ruin the images of the characters that you’ve always held. Definitely one of my top five most anticipated books every month. The only thing that sucks is that I kiiiinda know what is going to happen next and some of it is a real BUMMER.

Next is “Irredeemable”. I expect nothing less than awesome from Mark Waid and this series every month. It stands super hero clichés on their heads, Watchmen-style, and never takes a cheap “deus ex machina” breather, but crafts a what-if story full of things I really don’t see coming. If you haven’t seen or heard of it, its basically about the world’s greatest super hero losing his total shit and becoming the world’s biggest asshole of a super villan. Totally brutal and relatable and it definitely sticks with you when you’re done with each issue.

Guilty pleasure of the week is “Gotham City Sirens”. Hey, I like cheesecake as much as the next guy. But really, it’s nice to see some of my favorite bad girls teamed up and not in a total slapstick fashion (ugh, “Harley and Ivy”). I love seeing the fully realized character that Harley Quinn has become, instead of just the Joker’s punch line and I think it’s a great way to keep Catwoman busy while other shit in the DCU resolves itself.

Also, lots of Siege-related titles to mark off on your handy-dandy checklist this week. Blah. I am not the biggest Marvel fan in the world anyway and I was nonplussed about this whole event and well… not a DAMN THING has happened to change my mind. <Begin Rant> Lots of sappy, heart-tugging moments interspersed between waaayyyy too much dialogue. Annoying albeit necessary. I swear, Marvel should hand out NOTEBOOKS instead of checklists because you need one to keep straight all the shit that’s happened in the last two years. I know, I know… the DCU ain’t that much better, but (for me) the characters are far more likable and at least when they die, they usually actually DIE (at least for a little while) instead of being *gasp* an alien or *double gasp* a Life Model Decoy.
Yeah, I’m lookin’ at you, Nick Fury. Now point that eye patch somewhere else.

But enough about me, here’s the week’s new books:

Dark Horse Comics

AVP THREE WORLD WAR #2 (OF 6)    $3.50
BLOOD PLUS NOVEL VOL 05 KOWLOON NIGHTS    $9.99
INDIANA JONES FURTHER ADV OMNIBUS TP VOL 03    $24.99
JET SCOTT GN VOL 01    $34.99
STAR WARS LEGACY #45 MONSTER PT 3 (OF 4)    $2.99
TARZAN THE JESSE MARSH YEARS HC VOL 05    $49.99
TUROK SON OF STONE ARCHIVES HC VOL 05    $49.99
USAGI YOJIMBO #126 NUKEKUBI    $3.50
WEREWOLVES ON THE MOON VERSUS VAMPIRES TP VOL 01    $12.99

DC Comics

BATMAN AND ROBIN #9    $2.99
BATMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 09    $14.99
BATMAN KING TUTS TOMB TP    $14.99
BATTLE OF GENRYU ORIGIN VOL 02    $9.99
BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #13    $2.50
BLACK LANTERN GREEN ARROW #30 (BLACKEST NIGHT)    $3.99
BLACKEST NIGHT #7 (OF 8)    $3.99
BLACKEST NIGHT JSA #3 (OF 3)    $2.99
FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH RUN TP    $17.99
FLASH REBIRTH #6 (OF 6)    $2.99
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #9    $2.99
HITMAN TP VOL 02 10000 BULLETS NEW PTG    $17.99
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #36    $2.99
SUPERMAN #697    $2.99
TEEN TITANS #80    $3.99
VICTORIAN UNDEAD #4 (OF 6)    $2.99
WEB #6    $3.99
WILDCATS #20    $2.99
WONDER WOMAN #41    $2.99

Image Comics

BROKEN TRINITY PANDORAS BOX #1 (OF 6)    $3.99
CRAZIES PART 1 HOPMAN BOG    $2.99
CRAZIES PART 2 DWYER CREEK    $2.99
CRAZIES PART 3 BLACK POND    $2.99
CRAZIES PART 4 OGDEN MARSH    $2.99
IMAGE UNITED #0 (OF 6)    $2.99
JACK STAFF TP VOL 04 ROCKY REALITIES    $17.99
POPGUN GN VOL 04    $29.99
PVP #44    $3.50
WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF #1    $3.50
WITCHBLADE WAR O/T WITCHBLADES SET    $12.99

Marvel Comics

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #622 GNTLT    $3.99
AVENGERS INITIATIVE #31 2ND PTG VAR (PP #905)    $2.99
AVENGERS INITIATIVE #33 SIEGE    $2.99
AVENGERS KORVAC SAGA PREM HC    $34.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA THEATER OF WAR HC    $24.99
DAREDEVIL LONE STRANGER TP    $24.99
DARK AVENGERS #13 2ND PTG VAR (PP #905)    $3.99
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #4 (OF 5)    $3.99
DARK WOLVERINE #82 2ND PTG VAR (PP #905)    $2.99
DARK WOLVERINE #83 SIEGE    $2.99
DEADPOOL #18 2ND PTG VAR (PP #905)    $2.99
DEADPOOL #20    $2.99
DEADPOOL & CABLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP BOOK 01    $39.99
DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #7 3RD PTG VAR (PP #905)    $3.99
ENDERS GAME MAZER IN PRISON SPECIAL    $3.99
FALL OF HULKS RED HULK #2 (OF 4) FOH    $3.99
FANTASTIC FOUR #576    $2.99
FANTASTIC FOUR BY JONATHAN HICKMAN PREM HC VOL 01    $19.99
HULK #19 2ND PTG VAR (PP #905)    $3.99
IMMORTAL WEAPONS TP    $16.99
INCREDIBLE HERCULES HC SACRED INVASION    $34.99
INCREDIBLE HULK #606 2ND PTG VAR (PP #905)    $3.99
INCREDIBLE HULK PREM HC VOL 01 SON OF BANNER    $19.99
IRON MAN I AM IRON MAN #2 (OF 2)    $3.99
IRON MAN VS WHIPLASH #4 (OF 4)    $3.99
LUKE CAGE NOIR PREM HC    $19.99
MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN SPIDER-MAN TP DIGEST    $9.99
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #60    $2.99
MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #4 (OF 8)    $3.99
MARVELS PROJECT #6 (OF 8)    $3.99
MMW CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 01    $24.99
MMW FANTASTIC FOUR HC VOL 12     $54.99
MMW GOLDEN AGE DARING MYSTERY HC VOL 02    $59.99
MS MARVEL #50    $3.99
NATION X #3 (OF 4)    $3.99
NEW AVENGERS #62 SIEGE    $3.99
NEW AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 12 POWER LOSS    $19.99
OFF HANDBOOK MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z UPDATE #1    $3.99
OFFICIAL INDEX TO MARVEL UNIVERSE #14    $3.99
REALM OF KINGS INHUMANS #4 (OF 5)    $3.99
SECRET WARRIORS #13    $2.99
SIEGE EMBEDDED #1 (OF 4) 2ND PTG VAR (PP #905)    $3.99
SPIDER-MAN CLONE SAGA #6 (OF 6)    $3.99
TALES OF THE DRAGON GUARD #1 (OF 3)    $5.99
THOR #607 SIEGE    $2.99
THUNDERBOLTS #141 SIEGE    $2.99
ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #2 (OF 4)    $3.99
ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP    $29.99
X-FACTOR #202    $2.99
X-FORCE #24 XN    $2.99
X-MEN FOREVER #18    $3.99
X-MEN LEGACY #233 XN    $2.99

Wizard Entertainment

WIZARD MAGAZINE #223 KICK ASS MOVIE CVR    $5.99
WIZARD MAGAZINE #223 MCKONE SPIDER-MAN CVR    $5.99

Other Publishers:

28 DAYS LATER #7    $3.99
45 (FORTY FIVE) GN    $17.99
AIRFIGHTERS #1    $5.99
ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF HEARTS GN VOL 02    $10.99
ARCHIE #606    $2.50
AVENGELYNE VS KONI WAVES (ONE SHOT)    $3.95
BART SIMPSON COMICS #52    $2.99
BEN TEN ALIEN FORCE DOOM DIMENSION GN VOL 01    $7.99
BLACK TERROR #8    $3.50
BLACK TERROR #8 ROSS VIRGIN ART VAR    $49.99
BLOOD HONEY GN    $14.99
BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO SHONEN JUMP ED GN VOL 03    $9.99
BUCK ROGERS #9    $3.50
CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 07    $24.99
DARKSTALKERS NIGHT WARRIORS #1 (OF 3)     $3.95
DF ALEX ROSS 5-STAR STARTER SET    $19.93
DF JOE QUESADA 5-STAR STARTER SET    $19.98
DF NEW MUTANTS #1 EX ALEX ROSS NEG ART CVR PLUS ONE    $14.99
DINOSAUR KING GN VOL 01 (OF 2) (RES)    $7.99
DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #351    $2.99
DOT HACK CELL GN VOL 01    $10.99
EUREKA SEVEN MANGA COLLECTION SC VOL 02    $19.99
FEMALE FORCE #3 MICHELLE OBAMA LTD ED FOIL CVR    $19.99
GI JOE OPERATION HISS #1    $3.99
GOLD DIGGER #115    $2.99
GOLD DIGGER SACRED LIBRARY #3    $4.95
GUNDAM 00 GN VOL 03    $10.99
HANAKO & TERROR OF ALLEGORY GN VOL 01    $10.99
HARU HANA COMPLETE GOLLECTION TP    $16.99
INCORRUPTIBLE #1 2ND PTG (PP #905)    $3.99
IRREDEEMABLE #11    $3.99
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #159    $4.99
LUKE MCBAIN #4 (OF 4)    $3.99
ME & MY BROTHERS GN VOL 11    $10.99
MEGA MAN MEGAMIX GN VOL 01 (OF 3)    $12.95
MOMO TAMA GN VOL 04 (OF 4)    $10.99
MUPPET KING ARTHUR #2    $2.99
OBAMOUSE    $3.99
PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #139    $3.99
PANIC X PANIC GN VOL 01    $10.99
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO #7    $2.99
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO TP VOL 01    $9.99
REQUIEM TP VOL 02 VAMPIRE KNIGHT    $19.95
ROD ESPINOSA PRINCE OF HEROES HC CHAPTER 02    $29.95
SHINOBI LIFE GN VOL 04 (OF 5)    $10.99
SILVER DIAMOND GN VOL 05 (OF 10) TIES THAT BIND    $10.99
SONG OF SAYA #1    $3.99
SOULFIRE NEW WORLD ORDER #5 (OF 5) FRANCISCO CVR    $2.99
SOULFIRE NEW WORLD ORDER #5 (OF 5) HERRERA CVR    $2.99
SOULFIRE VOLUME TWO #2 GUNNELL CVR    $2.99
SOULFIRE VOLUME TWO #2 TO CVR    $2.99
SPARROW HC VOL 14 ASHLEY WOOD VOL 3    $11.99
SPLENDID MAGIC OF PENNY ARCADE 11.5 ANNIV ED HC    $24.00
STAR TREK MOVIE ADAPTATION #1    $3.99
STAR TREK TNG GHOSTS #4    $3.99
STUMPTOWN #1 (OF 4) 2ND PTG (PP #903)    $3.99
TAKERU OPERA SUSANOH SWORDS O/T DEVIL GN VOL 04 (OF 4)    $10.99
TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #37    $2.69
TALES OF TMNT #67    $3.25
TRANSFORMERS #1 GRAHAM CRACKERS EX    $9.99
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #4    $3.99
VOYAGE TO BOTTOM OF THE SEA COMP SERIES HC VOL 02    $49.99
WALL-E #3    $2.99
WALT DISNEYS VALENTINES CLASSICS HC VOL 01    $24.99
WE WILL BURY YOU #1    $3.99

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