Monthly Archives: July 2010

July 2010 SOLICITATIONS- Black Superhero edition

ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #3 (of 5)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Hoping to witness the rebirth of the mutant species, the X-Men race to the small African village of Karere, where a sudden spate of super-powered infants have been born. However, they quickly learn that these newborns are not their brand of mutant. And no sooner have the X-Men discovered the shocking truth of these infants’ origin than they are ambushed by a local dictator who has plans of his own for these baby-shaped timebombs. Could this trip get any worse?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #50
On sale JULY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by TONY BEDARD • Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF & VICENTE CIFUENTES • 1:25 variant cover by PATRICK GLEASON & JOHN DELL
BRIGHTEST DAY burns on as Cyborg-Superman returns! You won’t believe how far he’ll go to secure his sinister new secret agenda. Plus, Green Lantern Ganthet has made a clandestine deal with Atrocitus. What is it and why might it spell doom for the Green Lantern Corps? The Emerald Warriors might have survived the BLACKEST NIGHT just in time for a great evil to rise!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

AVENGERS: THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE #1 (of 9)
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG
Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Women of Marvel Variant by JELENA-KEVIC DJURDJEVIC
The Young Avengers return in an epic, bi-monthly Marvel maxi-series by series creators Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. When Wiccan’s reality-altering powers begin to rival those of the Scarlet Witch, the young hero sets out on a quest to find her that spans the Marvel Universe and pits Wiccan against both the Avengers and the Young Avengers. But will Wiccan’s desire to solve the mystery of his parentage be his salvation or his undoing? This self-contained Marvel maxi-series reintroduces and redefines the Young Avengers and the Scarlet Witch for the Heroic Age and is essential reading for any Avengers fan.
32 PGS./Bi-Monthly/Rated T+ …$3.99

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #41
On sale JULY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by james robinson • Art by MARK BAGLEY & NORM RAPMUND • Cover by MARK BAGLEY & JESUS MERINO • 1:25 “DC 75th Anniversary” Variant cover by GEORGE PÉREZ
In part 2 of the JLA/JSA crossover, the Starheart has staked its claim on Alan Scott and his kids Jade and Obsidian! Can the combined might of the Justice Society and the Justice League break up the newly reunited family before they unwittingly unleash serious damage on the DC Universe?
Also features the second piece of the 5-part interconnecting cover by Mark Bagley and Jesus Merino!

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #5 (of 6)
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
The Avengers have Hell to pay as Nick Fury’s new squad faces off with the demonic Ghost Rider! Hell’s emissary is collecting souls, and Vice-President Blackthorne is next on his list. Hawkeye, The Punisher, War Machine, and Black Widow are cranked up and ready to face Satan’s soldier, but are they prepared to fight two of him!? Good thing they have the brand-new Hulk on their side! Don’t miss this devilishly exciting issue from best-selling creators MARK MILLAR (CIVIL WAR, KICK-ASS) and LEINIL FRANCIS YU(SECRET INVASION)!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #47
On sale JULY 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by JAMES ROBINSON • Art by MARK BAGLEY, ROB HUNTER & NORM RAPMUND
Cover by MARK BAGLEY & JESUS MERINO
The BRIGHTEST DAY continues with Part 3 of the JLA/JSA crossover! Jade is back! But is her return a blessing or a curse? The powerful Starheart empowering Green Lantern Alan Scott is out of control and unleashing its chaotic energy across Earth. What has lured the Starheart here and what familiar threat must the World’s Greatest Heroes and the Justice Society of America team up to stop?

ULTIMATE COMICS MYSTERY #1 (of 4)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
Villian Variant by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Now that the Ultimate Enemy has revealed his plan, the heroes of the Ultimate Universe search to discover their enemy’s true identity before any more damage can be done. Join the Ultimate heroes on a chase that will take them all over the world and beyond! Superstar creator Brian Michael Bendis and artist sensation Rafa Sandoval continue to thrill in the next segment of the Enemy Trilogy!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AZRAEL #10
On sale JULY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by DAVID HINE
Art by jeremy haun
Cover by guillem march
New writer David Hine (ARKHAM REBORN, DETECTIVE COMICS) makes his AZRAEL debut in part 1 of the 4-part “The Killer of Saints!” Members of religious cults are being murdered in grotesque reenactments of the martyrdom of Christian saints. Each victim holds part of a centuries-old secret that, once revealed, will alter the course of human history.

AVENGERS #3
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
The time space continuum is broken! And the Avengers must travel to the far flung future to see exactly what terrible mess their children have made of the world. But maybe, just maybe, Kang didn’t tell our heroes the truth about what has gone wrong. Guest starring the Next Avengers, the Future Imperfect Hulk and the Amazing Spider-Girl! Yeah, you heard us! Another blockbuster issue from Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita, Jr.! Plus! Another chapter in the untold oral history of the Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis…!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

OUTSIDERS #31
RESOLICIT • On sale JULY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by DAN DIDIO
Art and cover by PHILIP TAN & JONATHAN GLAPION
“The Great Divide” continues! Separated by two continents and personal differences, the two Outsiders teams are pushed to their limits. Black Lightning, Owl Man and newest member Freight Train take on the combined might of Chemomorpho while Geo-Force and his army invade a neighboring country – only to come face-to-face with that country’s defender, The Olympian!

NEW AVENGERS #2
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN
All new Marvel magic by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen! The Avengers don’t even get a chance to move in to their new digs when a dimensional invasion tears right into the heart of the team. This is a story that wlll completely reinvent the rules of magic in the Marvel Universe and have long- lasting effects on a handful of your favorite Marvel characters. Plus: an Avenger disappears! Backup feature: Another brand new oral history of the Avengers chapter by Bendis!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS TP
On sale August 11 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Written by GREG RUCKA
Art by PHILIP TAN & JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by PHILIP TAN
As a massive cosmic battle between good and evil rages across the DC Universe, a war of faith tests the might of The Spectre and the souls of humanity! It’s up to The Spectre, The Question and Batwoman to take down the minions of Darkseid before all hope is lost in this title collecting the 5-issue miniseries!

AGE OF HEROES #3 (of 4)
Written by KELLY SUE DECONNICK, KEVIN GREVIOUX, FRED VAN LENTE & DAN SLOTT
Penciled by MC WYMAN, JEFTE PALO, TY TEMPLETON & MORE
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
What mission could cause Maria Hill, Sharon Carter, and Victoria Hand, the three Avengers liasons, to join forces? Plus, the Blue Marvel makes his presence known around the world to re-establish himself as a hero of the people. TASKMASTER learns in Tokyo that The Heroic Age is a none too friendly place for villains who have fallen from the top! Plus a nutty, new turning point in the life of Squirrel Girl!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

TEEN TITANS #85
On sale JULY 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by FELICIA D. HENDERSON
Co-feature written by REX OGLE
Art and cover by José Luís & MARIAH BENES Co-feature art by TED NAIFEH
As the hunt for Raven rages on, the Teen Titans must survive against a world bent on killing them. They’re in the Wyld country now, and the rules have all changed. Meanwhile, Bombshell and Aqua Girl must battle in the belly of the beast!
Plus, Traci 13 and Black Alice face off against one another! Is there anything Zatara can do to stop them from pushing the fight too far?

SHADOWLAND #1 (of 5)
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by BILLY TAN
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Wraparound Variant Cover by BILLY TAN
Matt Murdock Dared Evil…and Lost!
The battle for the soul of a hero begins! Pushed beyond his limits, Daredevil faces off for a final time against his deadliest foe–Bullseye– in their most brutal battle ever with more than just Hell’s Kitchen is at stake. Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Punisher and more join forces to stop a war that is breaking out throughout New York, with Daredevil at the center. This event will change the streets of New York City—and the heroes that protect it—forever. Plus, a jaw-dropping final page that will have everyone talking for years to come!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FRINGE: TALES FROM THE FRINGE #2
On sale JULY 28 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by ALEX KATSNELSON & CHRISTINE LAVAF and MATTHEW PITTS
Art by DAVID LAPHAM and DAXIONG
Cover by DIEGO LATORRE
1:10 Photo variant cover
Based on the hit TV show! In the first tale, we discover one reason Agent Broyles is the man he is today. In the second tale, a library night watchman explores the restricted section and learns far more about his life – and future – than he can handle.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

THUNDERBOLTS #146
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by KEV WALKER
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Who or what is Unit 23? Luke Cage must lead his new Thunderbolts deep below on their deadliest mission and face the horrors that mankind can become. While S.H.I.E.L.D. was shut down, a now-missing government squad was charged with guarding a cavern full of impure Terrigen crystals…and if these powerful elements morph Inhumans with wild transformations, what in the world will they do to humans? It’s a volatile environment–and a bad time for a challenge to authority from The Juggernaut!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WILDCATS #25
On sale JULY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ADAM BEECHEN • Art by TIM SEELEY & ANDY SMITH • Cover by AL BARRIONUEVO
The conclusion of “The Protectorate” brings the showdown WildStorm fans have clamored after for years! When Zealot and Midnighter – two masters of the killing arts – collide, can either walk away alive? And who gets caught in the crossfire? Meanwhile, the mystery of Aeon deepens, and Grunge takes a major step forward in his secret mission for Spartan.

X-WOMEN #1
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils and Cover by MILO MANARA
International superstar Milo Manara joins X-Legend Chris Claremont for X-WOMEN! Go on a high-flying, death-defying, globetrotting adventure with your favorite X-Ladies. Storm, Psylocke, Shadowcat, Marvel Girl and Rogue save the world and look great doing it. Don’t miss this prestige event!
64 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$4.99

THE AUTHORITY #24
On sale JULY 7  • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by TOM TAYLOR • Art and cover by AL BARRIONUEVO
Deep in space, The Authority wage battle on two fronts. Aboard The Carrier, the combined might of the entire team is barely enough to keep the possessed, reanimated Aegean in check. It’s time for Hawksmoor to finally unleash his secret weapon, but will it be enough? Outside, against the vast entity known as Mondregon, even the immense Carrier is a mere speck. The High’s comeback may prove to be short–lived, as he’s about to face down Mondregon in what could turn out to be a suicide mission.

X-FACTOR #207
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Remember when we warned you about the shocking twist involving Madrox’s baby? Remember when the return of Shatterstar wound up making every comics-related website? Well, that was just a warm-up for the shocking end of this issue. X-Factor gets a new client, a tall green-garbed woman with a deadly secret, but that’s just a set-up for the jaw-dropping final page that’s going to reignite the Internet and have fandom going, “Did you BELIEVE what happened at the end of X-Factor #207?!”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99


Miguel McCoy

Created by: Chris Claremont and Sean Chen

First Appearance: X-Men: The End: Book 3: Men and X-men #3, 2006

Relatives: Dr. Cecilia Reyes-McCoy (mother),  Dr. Henry Phillip “Hank” McCoy (father),  Francesca McCoy  (sister),  Ciaran McCoy   (older brother),
Norton McCoy (Grandfather), Edna McCoy (Grandmother), Sadie McCoy (Great grandmother), Bob (Great, great Grand uncle), Alejandro and Maria Reyes (grandparents deceased); Colonel Miguel Reyes(Uncle)

Height: 5’3                  Weight: unknown
Hair Color: Blue       Eye Color: yellow

Powers and Abilities

Taking after his father Young Miguel is the only “Obvious” mutant in his family. He has superhuman strength , agility, endurance, and speed all to an unspecified degree. He also has razor sharp claws on his hands and his feet and a thick blue fur all over his body. His sense of sight, touch and taste may also be enhanced but this too would be to an unspecified degree.

It is unknown if he will undergo secondary mutation or develop powers similar to his mother.

Biography

The third child born to Hank McCoy AKA Beast and Cecilia Reyes on earth 41001.


Francesca McCoy

Created by: Chris Claremont and Sean Chen

First Appearance: X-Men: The End: Book 3: Men and X-men #3, 2006

Height: 5’5                     Weight: unknown
Hair Color: Brown       Eye Color: Brown

Known Relatives
Dr. Cecilia Reyes-McCoy (mother),  Dr. Henry Phillip “Hank” McCoy (father),
  Ciaran McCoy  (Older Brother),  Miguel Alejandro McCoy   (younger brother)

Norton McCoy (Grandfather), Edna McCoy (Grandmother), Sadie McCoy (Great grandmother), Bob (Great, great Grand uncle)

Alejandro and Maria Reyes (grandparents deceased); Colonel Miguel Reyes(Uncle)

Powers and Abilities

It is unknown what mutations she will possess if any, since two mutant parents don’t guarantee a mutant child.

Biography

Second born child of  Hank McCoy AKA Beast and Cecilia Reyes in the world of Earth 41001 otherwise known as “X-men The End world”.


Ciaran McCoy

Created by: Chris Claremont and Sean Chen

First Appearance: X-Men: The End: Book 3: Men and X-men #3, 2006

Known Relatives
Dr. Cecilia Reyes-McCoy (mother),  Dr. Henry Phillip “Hank” McCoy (father),
Francesca McCoy  (sister),  Miguel Alejandro McCoy   (younger brother)

Norton McCoy (Grandfather), Edna McCoy (Grandmother), Sadie McCoy (Great grandmother), Bob (Great, great Grand uncle)

Alejandro and Maria Reyes (grandparents deceased); Colonel Miguel Reyes(Uncle)

Height: 5’7                   Weight: unknown
Hair Color: Blue          Eye Color: Brown

Powers:He has a throwback mailman feline anatomy granting him enhanced senses, strength, agility and regenerative abilities

It is unknown what other mutations he will possess since his mother has a life force generated Forecfield and his father a Mammalian throwback/ feline enhanced physiology.

Biography

Ciarn is the first born child of Hank McCoy AKA Beast and Cecilia Reyes. They met during a time right after Operation Zero tolerance but it was only after the death of colossus did they truly grow closer. His parents are noted as falling in love on a beach where he may or may not have been conceived.

As he grew older he later welcomed two other siblings Francesca and Miguel. When the X-men were attacked by the Skrulls  and Shi’ar  him and his siblings were not present at the Xavier school suggesting they were educated elsewhere.


2010 Cosplay

With Comic-con 2010 upon us, we have decided to share some cosplay pictures with you. Hope you enjoy!


Bast-The Panther God

First Appearance: Black Panther (limited series) #4, October 1988

Created by: Peter B. Gillis

Powers and Abilities: Bast possesses superhuman strength, power, agility and longevity.  She also has the ability to grant a portion of her power to others. She can also shape shift into a variety of forms most notably a large white cat, a large black panther or a humanoid panther hybrid most often black.

Biography

Bast was worshiped in ancient Egypt as the god of pleasure, dancing, and music. Eventually however Bast came to be known to the people of the nation of Wakanda sometime before the Vibranium Meteor fell to earth. Under the leadership of Bashenga, Bast became the most worshiped god in the Wakandan region. She became the patron deity of Wakanda judging the worthiness of all who wished to lead the nation as Black Panther. She also has her feline familiars guard the Heart shaped herb which grants superhuman abilities to those who ingest it.

Additionally Bast is the guardian of the Vibranium mound and all who seek to possess it must pass her tests.


UNKNOWN SOLDIER #1 Preview

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #1

Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Igor Kordey

Variant cover by Richard Corben

Welcome to Northern Uganda. In 2002, it’s a place where tourists are hacked to death with machetes, 12-year-olds with AK-47s wage war, and celebrities futilely try to get people to care. Moses Lwanga is a pacifist doctor caught at the center. But when his life is threatened, Moses suddenly realizes he knows how to kill all too well. What is this voice telling him the only way to fix what’s wrong with the country is by slaughtering those responsible? And what is Moses’ connection to another past bandage-wrapped warrior? — Written by Joshua Dysart (SWAMP THING, B.P.R.D. 1946), who spent a month in Uganda doing research, with art by Alberto Ponticelli (Sam & Twitch) and covers by Igor Kordey (New X-Men), UNKNOWN SOLDIER is a monthly-shipping, all-new interpretation of the classic DC character.

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T’chana

T’chana

Created by: Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips

1st appearance: Marvel Zombies #5, 2006

Nationality: Wakandan

Team Affiliations: Unknown

Weight: 270 lbs    Height: 6’3

Eyes: Brown          Hair: Black

Relatives: T’Challa/Black Panther (Father), Lisa Hendricks (Mother),  K’Shamba (son), Unnamed Wife (daughter of Forge). Azzari the Wise (Great grandfather), S’yan (Uncle), T’chaka (Grandfather), Shuri (Aunt), White Wolf (adopted Uncle), Jakara (Uncle),  T’shan (Cousin).

Alternate reality siblings: Panther (1/2 Brother), Azari (1/2 Brother),

Skills and Abilities: Trained hand to hand combatant

Powers: Bionic arms grants super strength.

Biography

When the Zombie plague swept the world T’challa and Lisa Hendricks were two of the survivors who managed to have a child who they named T’chana. He grew to adulthood, trained in the ways of ancient Wakanda. He later wed the daughter of Forge and they had a son who they called K’Shamba. Some time later he was killed by Malcolm Cortez the son of former acolyte Fabian Cortez. His body is then implanted with the Zombie brain of Colonel America (this worlds Bucky).  With his own brain removed the new being using his body had none of his memories of personality traits.


Valeria Fen Mckenzie

Valeria Fen


Publisher: Marvel Comics

Created by: Chris Claremont

1st appearance:  New Exiles #4, 2008

Nationality: Atlantean

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Diplomatic immunity as a princess of Atlantis

Hair: Blue               Eyes: Blue
Height: 5’7″     Weight: 120 lbs

Relatives: Captain Leonard McKenzie/Grandfather (deceased), Emperor Tha-Korr/Great Grandfather (deceased),  Princess Fen/Grandmother

Father/ King Namor,  mother/ Invisible Woman, Human Torch/Uncle (deceased), Erin/sister Ari/sister, Johnny/Brother,, Gambit/Remy (big brother). 

Skills and abilities: Valeria is trained in Atlantean combat methods and fluent in Atlantean and English languages.

Powers: Biologically 1/3 Atlantean and half human with a mutant X-Gene. She all the natural abilities of both species, though due to her hybrid/mutant nature many of her natural abilities are far greater then any average Altantean or human. As an Atlantean she has numerous super attributes including:

  • Superhuman Strength: Under optimal levels, she is able to lift and move over 10 tons on land or in water.
  • Limited Invulnerability: Highly durable-skin. unknown how she would withstand bullets and missiles.
  • Sub-mariner: Her Altantean heritage grants her multiple underwater super attributes. She can Swim at incredible speeds, immune to cold and pressures of deep sea, able to see clearly in water whether murky or not & her strengths and health are naturally replenished in water.
  • Enhanced Physical Attributes: Valeria’s speed, reflexes, and endurance are greatly enhanced especially when underwater.


She cant fly and does not have the longevity of a 1/2 human atlantean.

Biography

Born the second child of Namor Mckenzie and the invisible woman Susan Storm. She unlike her older brother had the conventional skin coloration of a pure blooded atlantean making her very popular among the undersea residents. She and Remy were close growing up but he had an adventurers spirit and often went where the wind blew him. While he was often out getting into all kinds of trouble she grew into a responsible woman who her father could always count on in matters of urgency.
After she had a few more siblings and with the war brewing in her world she was tasked on the battle lines under the sea. While performing her duties her ship was left stranded and she was rescued by her fathers enemy Atuma. As they traveled together they fell in love. It was this incident which led her to rescue the exiles and her family after they were trapped by the black panther.  After confessing her love for Atuma to her big brother she was tasked with leading the undersea battle along with Atuma. This new alliance between her father and her love meant everything to her as she would no longer need to chooses between duty and love.


David Munroe Jr.

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Created by:  Reginald Hudlin

1st appearance: Black Panther #16, 2006

Alias: Storm’s Nephew

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: Unknown             Weight: Unknown

Eyes: Brown                      Hair: Black

Relatives: Harriet Munroe (Grandmother), Mr. Munroe (Grandfather), Vivian Munroe (Mother, deceased), David Munroe (Uncle), N’dare Munroe (Aunt), Storm/Ororo Munroe (cousin)

Cousins: Panther/T’chaka , Azari (Sons), Becka Munroe , Sh’ri, Torrent, Sky Panther (daughters)

Biography

Paternal Nephew of the X-men’s storm. His mother got hooked on drugs and later died of AIDS. He lives with his grandmother Harriett and grandfather. He met Storm his aunt before she got married to T’challa the black Panther.


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