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Welcome to our #NewComicsSpotlight for this week, where we spotlight 6 issues that are hitting stands. (as we get closer to Halloween I wanna see some more horror titles!!)

DC COMICS

Rorschach1 Doomed

RORSCHACH #1
Official Description: It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias dropped a giant interdimensional squid on New York City, killing thousands and destroying the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. And since that time, one figure in a fedora, mask, and trench coat has become a divisive cultural icon. So what does it mean when Rorschach reappears as an assassin trying to kill a candidate running against President Robert Redford? Who is the man behind the mask, and why is he acting this way? It’s up to one detective to uncover the true identity of this would-be killer—and it will take him into a web of conspiracies involving alien invasions, disgraced do-gooders, mystic visions, and yes, comic books.
Writer: Tom King | Artist: Jorge Fornes

DC THE DOOMED AND THE DAMNED #1
Official Description: It was a dark and stormy night when the creatures of the DC Universe began to emerge from their lairs into the cool evening air. Tales of the macabre, the murderous, and the morbid abound in this spine-chilling special about monsters and mayhem! What happens when Batman encounters a true urban legend after speaking its name three times in a mirror, or when Madame Xanadu enlists the help of Man-Bat to take down a shadowy specter? And who can stop an intergalactic demon from turning people into frog beasts? Only the unlikely team-up of Green Lantern and Etrigan! All this and seven more fang-tastic tales to trick your treats and bob your apples.
Writers: Travis G. Moore, Saladin Ahmed, Marv Wolfman, John Arcudi, Kenny Porter, Amanda Deibert, Garth Ennis, Amedeo Turturro, Brandon Thomas, Alyssa Wong | Artists: Daniel Sampere, Max Fiumara, Baldemar Rivas, PJ Holden, , Tom Mandrake, Leonardo Manco, Mike Perkins, Travis G. Moore, Riley Rossmo

MARVEL COMICS

Darth is Not Your Father Hellions Issue 5

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #6
Official Description: THE PUNISHMENT! DARTH VADER failed to turn his son, Luke Skywalker, to the dark side of the Force. No…Luke was too weak to join his father in overthrowing EMPEROR PALPATINE. Vader sought revenge against those who hid Luke from him for all of these years…and in doing so nearly betrayed his master. It did not go unnoticed by Palpatine… time for Vader’s next lesson.
Writer: Greg Pak | Artist: Raffaele Ienco

HELLIONS #5
Official Description: X OF SWORDS PART 6. Desperation. Help from unexpected places. An advance into the unknown.
Writer: Zeb Wells | Artist: Carmen Carnero

DARK HORSE

Bill and Ted Issue 2 Killjoys

BILL AND TED ARE DOOMED #2
Official Description: Bill and Ted are making ridiculous plans for a world tour that will somehow solve all their problems. They also hope to write the one song while on tour, energized and influenced by the people of the excellent planet Earth. Their confidence returning, they help the overburdened princesses with arranging the bookings. Things take a turn though when Wyld Stallyns is accidentally booked for a deadly-serious Scandinavian death metal festival (because of Death being in their band).
Writer: Evan Dorkin | Artist: Roger Langridge

THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: NATIONAL ANTHEM #1
Official Description: The Fabulous Killjoys, once a group of teenage exterminators determined to save reality, have lost their way–and their memories. After a period of mental confinement, former Killjoys leader Mike Milligram gets de-programmed and hits the road to bring the gang back together for a final showdown against an evil pharmaceutical corporation, their monstrous hitman, and savage gang rivals.
Writers: Gerard Way, Shaun Simon | Artist: Leonardo Romero

What are you picking up this week? What should we spotlight in future weeks? Leave a message in the comments!


Lets get ready for #NewComicWednesday with a few spotlight previews for tomorrow’s new releases!

MARVEL COMICS

Amazing Mary Jane 1 Star Wars 73

AMAZING MARY JANE #1
Official Description: SPINNING RIGHT OUT OF THE PAGES OF AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! “YOU JUST HIT THE JACKPOT!” ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! The web-head’s favorite redhead (and yours!) is taking a chance on her dreams. But if you’ve read ASM #25, you’ll know MYSTERIO is behind Mary Jane’s big shot, and someone worse is behind him! What’s real and what’s illusion, what’s illusion and what’s Hollywood phoniness?
Writer: Leah Williams | Artist: Carlos Gomez

STAR WARS #73
Official Description: MOMENTS OF TRUTH! Who is DAR CHAMPION and how far can LEIA trust him when HAN’S life is on the line on BOSS CARPO’S golden starship? What shocking lesson will LUKE learn when WARBA finally reveals her true self? And when faced with his lost past, can THREEPIO seize control of his destiny — and be the hero of his own story? The lives of thousands of rebels hang in the balance as our heroes grapple with their greatest doubts and challenges!
Writer: Greg Pak | Artist: Phil Noto

DC COMICS

Batman Beyond 37 Black Adam 1

BATMAN BEYOND #37
Official Description: In the wake of his fateful showdown with False Face and the Splitt, the Batman of tomorrow has gone missing! With the Caped Crusader AWOL and Neo-Gotham facing the threat of one of the deadliest villains it’s ever known, a new hero is needed! Bruce Wayne will turn to friends both old and new in order to keep his city safe, but that won’t be enough. Fortunately, a new and mysterious protector will arrive on the scene, taking flight to save the city!
Writer: Dan Jurgens | Artist: Sean Chen

BLACK ADAM: YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1
Official Description: Spinning out of the events of BATMAN/SUPERMAN, Shazam! (infected by the Batman Who Laughs) invades Black Adam’s kingdom! His plan? To turn it into a playground for its new ruler: Billy Batson!
Writer: Paul Jenkins | Artist: Inaki Miranda

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SAVAGE DRAGON 246 Rat Queens

SAVAGE DRAGON #246
Official Description: “RETURN OF THE SCOURGE!” Malcolm Dragon’s deadliest foe returns, more powerful than ever! Another outstanding achievement from award-winning writer/artist ERIK LARSEN.
Writer/Artist: Erik Larsen

RAT QUEENS #19
Official Description: The Once and Future King continues, but the trial of the Rat Queens begins! Captured by Palisade’s vengeful new king, the Queens must face their sins. Court is in session and the chopping block awaits in the most shocking RAT QUEENS issue you’ve ever seen!
Writer: Ryan Ferrier | Artists: Marco B. Bucci, Priscilla Petraites

What is on your pull list for October 23, 2019? 


Boba Fett

With Solo: A Star Wars Story now in theaters, talk is ramping up on what will be the upcoming slate of spinoffs (keeping up the new Star Wars/prequel story every other year we have seen since Disney bought the franchise). Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, talk has turned to a potential Boba Fett spinoff movie, and boy do people have opinions on it.

I remember when word broke about the Han Solo spinoff, it was believed that either Boba Fett would have a large role in it or that there would be an anthology-like quality with two different movies in one. Neither panned out, but here we are again with another rumor about the “biggest disappointment in the universe” Boba Fett (crowned for looking so cool, then being so damn lack luster- Captain Phasma has become a close second). For this reason alone, I’m not against the idea of a Fett movie… maybe, just maybe, he can finally *actually* do something.

I would love to see him in all of his bounty hunter glory (am I the only one that would prefer a whole movie without him removing his mask?) in a bonkers sci-fi western. Don’t make him an anti-hero, just showcase him for who he was. Depending on when it takes place, this gives us a good chance to revisit Alden Ehrenreich’s new Han Solo and fan favorite Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian. Maybe Lando hires the bounty hunter to track someone down…

If they really wanted to be bold, they could have this be a prequel/sequel to Return of the Jedi– did Boba Fett survive the sarlacc pit? What did he experience in the pit? Where is he now?

I’ve been pretty happy with the newer films, The  Force Awakens hit the right notes and The Last Jedi was a bold new direction. Rogue One was an entertaining one off. In the very least, I’d be open to giving Boba Fett: A Star Wars Story a chance.

Posted on May 27th, 2018 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Only one more week until 2018! Lets take a look at some of the final issues of 2017. Who is ending the year with a bang (and the return of a classic character!)?

MARVEL COMICS

Phoenix 1  Star Wars Crait 1

PHOENIX RESURRECTION: THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY #1
Official Description: She will return, like a Phoenix from the ashes. Years ago, Jean Grey died and the X-Men mourned her. Since then, the world has changed, her teammates have lived without her and died without her. And now, when strange events start happening all over the world, those teammates can only come to one conclusion – the one true Jean Grey is back!
Writer: Matthew Rosenberg | Artist: Leinil Francis Yu

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – THE STORMS OF CRAIT #1
Official Description: …Learn the secret of the mineral planet Crait! Long before it became a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa led the Rebellion there in search of a new home!
Writers: Ben Blacker, Benjamin Acker | Artist: Mike Mayhew

DC COMICS

Doomsday Clock 2  Wonder Women 37

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #2
Official Description:DC and Watchmen characters collide at last! The story that began in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 comes to a thrilling and unexpected crescendo in the pages of this titanic twelve-issue series by the all-star team that brought you BATMAN: EARTH ONE and SHAZAM! In this second chapter: The Dark Knight discovers another relic from the Watchmen world. Lex Luthor pays a devil’s bargain. And killer clowns trek through Gotham seeking a madman.
Writer: Geoff Johns | Artist: Gary Frank

WONDER WOMAN #37
Official Description:“CHILDREN OF THE GODS” part five! As a fevered battle with Darkseid rages between Wonder Woman and the dark god, the Amazon warrior must choose between saving the lives that hang in the balance and ending the threat before her forever.
Writer: James Robinson | Artists: Jason Paz, Carlo Pagulayan

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Bonehead 1  Savage Dragon 230

BONEHEAD #1
Official Description: “THE MASK IS WHO YOU ARE” In a near future, a sprawling megalopolis sees the rise of “Boneheads” parkour-gangs that use neuro-linked helmets to augment their abilities and live for the thrill of physical risk. As a gang war threatens to tear the city apart, a mysterious Bonehead rises, a man with no past that might be the key to saving the city’s future. From writer BRYAN HILL (POSTAL) and artist RHOALD MARCELLIUS ( Marvel’s Contest of Champions ) comes a story about technological and human revolution.
Writer: Bryan Hill | Artist: Rhoald Marcellius

SAVAGE DRAGON #230
Official Description: “CHRISTMAS STALKING” American Nazis track Malcolm Dragon and his family to the Great White North.
Writer/Artist: Erik Larsen



New Comic Wednesday is bringing an awesome mix of new comics. Here are six spotlight previews from various publishers. I had no idea there was a He-Man/Thundercats series and now I’ll have to try an track down the first three issues!

DC COMICS

 Superman 15 HeMan Thundercats 4

Superman #15
Description: “MULTIPLICITY” part two! Superman and New Super-Man fight alongside an army of Supermen from across the Multiverse against the threat trying to wipe them all out of existence! Plus, Jon and his neighbor Kathy investigate a hidden horror that seems to be growing in their town.
Writers: Patrick Gleason, Peter J. Tomasi | Artists: Doug Mahnke

He-Man/Thundercats #4
Description: It’s the battle you’ve waited to see! With the Ancient Spirits of Evil ravaging Eternia, Lion-O rushes to aid the Masters of the Universe in defending their world. The only thing standing in his way is…He-Man?! The epic battle between the super-heroic 1980s icons breaks loose as the Sword of Power clashes with the Sword of Omens! This one you do not want to miss!
Writers: Lloyd Goldfine, Rob David | Artist: Freddie E Williams II

MARVEL COMICS

IVX 2 Poe Damero 10

IVX #2
Description: The Inhumans have failed to find a way to stop the deadly effect the Terrigen Cloud has on Mutantkind, so the X-Men have taken matters into their own hands. New Attilan is under attack! The Inhumans aren’t surrendering their home without a fight, but is there something larger a stake?
Writer: Jeff Lemire, Charles Soule | Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Cover

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #10
Description: Poe and Threepio’s covert mission comes to an end! Can they escape with their informant intact? Or will Terex’s past come back to haunt them?
Writer: Charles Soule | Artist: Phil Noto

DARK HORSE COMICS

Angel Season 11 Issue 1 Dark Horse Presents 30

Angel Season 11 #1
Description: It will take an Angel and a goddess to save the world! Vampire Angel is tormented by a vision linking his shameful past to something very big—and very bad—that is coming. The goddess Illyria gives Angel some insight and incentive. Then she really gets involved, and Angel discovers that it might be possible to change the future by changing the past.
Writer: Corinna Bechko | Artist: Geraldo Borges

Dark Horse Presents #30
Description: Paul Levitz, Carla Speed McNeil, Francesco Francavilla, and more are featured in this month’s issue of the award-winning Dark Horse Presents! Continuing stories include Dean Haspiel’s The Red Hook; Dan Jolley and John Nadeau’s Murder Society; and The Black Sinister by Kaare Andrews, Troy Nixey, and Dave McCaig; as well as McNeil’s Finder, Francavilla’s The Black Beetle, and Levitz’s Brooklyn Blood, illustrated by Tim Hamilton!
Writers: Various | Artists: Various

These issues come out on January 18, 2017, or do you prefer graphic novels? Here is an awesome selection for sale…


What is coming out on Wednesday, September 16, 2015? Here are six spotlight issues from a variety of publishers.

MARVEL COMICS

Cover Star Wars 9 Cover Agent Carter

Star Wars #9
Description: Luke’s lightsaber has been stolen and he must retrieve it! Meanwhile, the Imperials are closing in on Han and Leia… set upon them by a mysterious woman from Han’s past!
Writer: Jason Aaron | Cover Artist: Stuart Immonen

Agent Carter: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1
Description: Agent Carter is back in an all-new adventure that reveals her secret history with S.H.I.E.L.D.! When Dum Dum Dugan attempts to recruit her to S.H.I.E.L.D., will Peggy join up or go her own way? Operation S.I.N.s crackerjack team of Kathryn Immonen and Rich Ellis return to the world of Peggy Carter!
Writer: Kathryn Immonen | Artist: Rich Ellis

DC COMICS

Cover-WonderWoman44 Cover-HarleyQuinn20

Wonder Woman #44
Description: Wonder Woman is on the trail of Donna Troy, who seeks refuge in London from both Diana and her past. But a new friend may be more trouble than help for the fleeing Amazon outcast!
Writer: Meredith Finch | Artists: Jonathan Glapion, David Finch

Harley Quinn #20
Description: Like Los Angeles didn’t have enough problems with DC Comics moving in, now Harley Quinn is determined to take over Tinseltown! She’s an overnight entertainment sensation, but will the industry survive Harley’s fifteen minutes of fame?
Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner | Artist: John Timms

DARK HORSE

Cover Plants vs Zombies Cover The Payback 1

Plants vs Zombies: Grown Sweet Home #4
Description: A new story arc begins! A group of young plants move out of Crazy Dave’s garage and into his huge family mansion in Neighborville. But why is Dr. Zomboss spying on them? Artist Andie Tong joins writer Paul Tobin for this three-issue arc! Bonus stories by Karim Friha!
Writer: Paul Tobin | Artist: Andie Tong, Karim Friha

The Paybacks #1
Description: REPO SUPERMEN! Heroism doesn’t come cheap, so when superheroes borrow money to finance their genetic enhancements or crime-fighting supercomputers, their debts make student loans look like IOUs! Enter the Paybacks, a repo squad composed of bankrupt former heroes here to foreclose on everybody’s secret lairs! From the team that delivered the acclaimed Buzzkill! Being a superhero has a price. Meet the team that collects it. A superhero comedy for the debt-ridden generation! Unicorn!
Writers: Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal | Artist: Geoff Shaw

What will you be picking up this week?

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In Part 1 of “The Most Famous Robots That Never Lived” we talked about three of the most influential robots in pop culture history; the T-800 from The Terminator, Rosie from The Jetsons, and the robot from Lost in Space. Today we take a look at four more such robots.

Star Wars: C-3PO,R2D2

C-3PO and R2D2 from Star Wars
This robotic odd couple brought some comic relief to the epic sci-fi franchise, and in the process became two of the most famous robots in entertainment history. C-3PO is the uptight straight man, while R2 is the zany little guy who only speaks in beeps and whirrs. The two did their part to bring down the Empire, with more than a few great one-liners and classic moments in the process.

Kitt from the TV Series Knight Rider

KITT from Knight Rider
It is because of this robot that a generation of young boys grew up desperately wanting a talking Pontiac Firebird. The Knight Industries Two Thousand, better known as KITT, was chock full of gadgets to help Michael Knight stop crime in its tracks — and swoop the ladies off their feet.

Hal 3000

HAL9000 from 2001, A Space Odyssey
HAL is one of the best movie villains ever, even though he is just an ever-present, all-knowing red eye. He is one of the first film examples of technology gone wrong, of a machine that takes matters — and lives — into its own hands. Though soft spoken and kindly (and a good chess player), HAL has other plans in store for the crew of astronauts venturing to Jupiter.

This guest post was written by Kellen Graham, part-time robot enthusiast and full-time phlebotomist and whose writing has also appeared on onlineclasses.net.

 

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