Hello Comic Book Fandom!

Happy New Year and belated Christmas everyone! It’s a brand new year and that means lots of great things coming in 2013 like Jim Lee/Scott Snyder’s untitled Superman series coming out this summer, JLA by Geoff Johns/David Finch, Superior Spider-Man by Dan Slott/Ryan Steman, and many more.

Anyway, lots of great comic books coming out this week and perfect way to start the year. Jame Stokoe continues his Godzilla run (which is ridiculously amazing), Dennis Calero takes over art duty’s on  I, Vampire from Andrea Sorrentino, Justice League Dark starts a new arc, and the Martians invades five different IDW timelines and Popeye is up first!

Also, if you haven’t already, check out my ‘Best Comic Book Series of 2012’ here and ‘Best Comic Book Covers of 2012’ here.

Alrighty then, let’s get down to this weeks books…

Godzilla #4

10. Godzila: Half-Century War #4

New technologies and new recruits lead the AMF now, while Ota and Kentaro are stuck watching. But when a new threat comes to town from space, technology and young blood mean nothing. Will the grizzled vets be able to save the day?

Don’t miss this action packed issue, it’ll have you seeing three Godzillas!”

 

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9. Teen Titans #15

A ‘DEATH OF THE FAMILY’ tie-in! Red Hood and Red Robin team up against The Joker! Will Arsenal take over the Titans? Guest-starring Batgirl!

 

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Hellboy in Hell #2

8. Hellboy in Hell #2

In Pandemonium, the dead wait for Hellboy to claim his throne, but is he interested . . .?

Mike Mignola returns to draw Hellboy’s ongoing story for the first time since Conqueror Worm. It’s a story only Mignola could tell, as more of Hellboy’s secrets are revealed.

* Mike Mignola writes and draws Hellboy!

* Death was only the beginning.

 

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JLD #15

7. Justice League Dark #15

A new story arc starts here!

Trapped in a technologically advanced dimension where magic is outlawed and magic users are hunted and executed, the team must find Zatanna and Tim Hunter within 48 hours or be trapped there forever! Rules have never stopped this team before, but their attempts to use magic in this issue are met with terrifying results.”

 

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MLV #1

6. Morbius The Living Vampire #1

Morbius….the hunted, haunted fugitive.

Morbius…the dead souled scientist.

Morbius…the Living Vampire.

Somewhere inside Doctor Michael Morbius is a good man who just needs a second chance. After escaping from The Raft in Amazing Spider-Man 699.1, Morbius is scraping desperately through each day trying to carve out a life in a world that has turned its back on him. However his redemption…may be worse than his sin.

NOW Morbius returns in this long-awaited ongoing series, where the line between hero and villain becomes brutally and bloodily blurred.

This variant cover edition comes bagged and boarded.

 

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Fatale #11

5. FATALE #11

The first of four standalone FATALE FLASHBACK issues, and a perfect place for new readers to jump on board.

Welcome to 1930s California, a hard place to be for a girl on the run. Witness Josephine’s early days with the Femme Fatale curse, and see some of her elusive secrets revealed.

And remember each issue of FATALE has extra content, articles and artwork that are not available anywhere but the printed single issues.”

 

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Talon #3

4. Talon #3

Talon’s secret history in Manhattan is explored while Calvin Rose searches for an important figure from his past.

Plus, what is the mysterious organization that has ties to Talon?”

 

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I, Vampire #15

3. I, Vampire #15

Mary and company continue to piece together the secret of what turned Andrew evil – and the answer lies with Cain, the first vampire! More secrets continue to flow from the events of issue #0.

 

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2. New Avengers #1

To prevent the collision of our universe with another, the Illuminati, led by the Black Panther, must assemble NOW!

It’s the most powerful and brilliant team in the Marvel Universe–The Black Panther, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Black Bolt, Mister Fantastic, Namor the Sub-Mariner and The Beast–against an infinite legion of parallel realities.”

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Mars Attacks Popeye (One-Shot)

1. Mars Attacks Popeye (One-Shot)

The weekly event of the year starts on the second day of the year!

Mars Attacks Martians invade five different IDW timelines and universes this month, starting with their assault on Sweethaven.

How can Popeye, Alice the Goon, the Sea Hag the rest of the one-eyed sailor’s friends and foes possibly contend with this threat from beyond the stars?

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Chuckie blogs about comic books and stuff for Geek News Network and Comic Book Therapy. He also likes the smell of coffee and rich mahogany in the morning. Follow Chuckie on Twitter, or lurk him on Facebook, which ever you prefer.

 

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