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    Sometimes even the best comics ship late, but that’s OK for Kate! Hawkeye #19 hits shelves this week as Madame Masque goes after the female Hawkeye Kate Bishop on the latest in this West Coast Avenger adventure! … Did you even know that Neil Gaiman returned to Sandman this year? Well, the Dream King is on issue #3 of 6 in Sandman Overture #3 with art by our pal J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea). … Like swords and fierce red heads? Fear not, Batgirl’s Gail Simone gives you the best intro to the world of Sonja the Devil with Red Sonja #0 this week. Introducing Sonja’s long lost husband? Picks this week from the Uncanny

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    Poyo! If you aren’t reading Chew, you’ve got an eating disorder! The kick-ass kung-fu warrior chicken Poyo is here in his own #1 from Layman and Guillory! … The Life After #1 from Oni peeks into the after-life and beyond. Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov of Ultimate FF fame. … Rick Remender’s tale of Bucky in the Cold War, Winter Soldier #5 wraps up today, recommended for James Bond and train fight fans! Picks from the all new Dot Now!


    Another great spyfi title hits the shelf this week with Zero #1 from Image Comics by Ales Kot and up and comer Michael Walsh. Great military action with a sci-fi twist! … Over at Dark Horse, we trade in our NOLA vamps for furry Werewolves in the Big Easy with Kiss Me Satan #1 from the author of the recent Buffyverse tale Spike: A Dark Place. “Do you wanna die”? Toadies drummer Mark Reznicek co-writes Buzzkill #1 about a superhero who gets his powers from drinking copious amounts of alcohol! … Picks this week from

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    The Master Stan Sakai has taken a break (not really) from his rabbit samurai to team up with Dark Horse publisher Michael Richardson to tell the story of Japan’s most famous historical legend in 47 Ronin. This 40-page Giant Size Conclusion of 47 Ronin #5 (of 5) follows Lord Asano’s loyal retainers as they seek revenge. … Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Invincible Iron Man) teams up with Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!) to gives us a peek into the dark side of golden age serialized television in the 1950s with murder as the backdrop in Satellite Sam #1. … Look out, Superior Spider-Man, it is the Return of the Sinist- NO, wait it is the Debut of Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 starring Boomerang, Shocker, Speed Demon, Overdrive and the new Beetle. They’re one villain short of a picnic! This new ongoing caper from Nick Spencer (Secret Avengers, Morning Glories) and drawn by Steve Lieber (Whiteout). … Picks this week from

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    Valiant is rebuilding the Valiant Universe with one of it’s most popular characters, Shadowman in Shadowman #1. … Based in New Orleans, musician Jack Boniface nearly died one night, only to find he urges to fight demons at night. Fun fact, Aerosmith appeared in a past issue of Shadowman, surviving to grace the streets of Allston on Monday! … Kieron Gillen and Greg Land take on Marvel Now’s Tony Stark in Iron Man #1. What will happen to Tony’s armor to protect him from a deadly strain of the Extremis virus? … Usagi Yojimbo’s Stan Sakai illustrates Mike Richardson’s take of national Japanese legend 47 Ronin this week in 47 Ronin #1 from Dark Horse. … Picks this week from


    Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Noto revive spectral heroine Ghost from Dark Horse in Ghost #0. A device used on the TV show Phantom Finders reveals the spirit of Resurrection Mary. Kelly spent some time with real g-g-g-ghost investigators to get a feel for the story set in Chicago. … John Byrne surprises us every year by revisiting old characters, reinventing licensed properties and drawing the heck out of every page. We missed these three classic Romulan trek tales in our EARTH PRIME TIME: STAR TREK COMICS AT IDW so be sure to check out Star Trek Romulan Treasury Edition. … Kickstarter success story Womanthology; Massive All Female Comic Anthology! takes us bang zoom to the moon. Womanthology Space #1 goes lunar and features our good friend Ming Doyle! … Picks this week from

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    The League caught up with Paul Allor last month to preview his dream come true-an opportunity to work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at IDW. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series #8 Fugitoid hit shelves and devices last week. … Erik Larsen pit’s Invincible’s Dad, Omni-Man against Supreme in Supreme #67. Will this end up being a team up or a clash of the titans? … EARTH PRIME TIME previewed DC’s Zero Month, and they waited for week two for a look at Batman’s batcave, gadgets and batmobile in Snyder and Capullo’s stellar Batman #0. This book is worth every giant penny! … Picks this week from

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    Aw Yeah, Superman Family! Superman fans rejoice as our favorite Tiny Titan creative team gives us a full issue of Superman Family Adventures #1 — first seen earlier this month at Free Comic Book Day! Art Baltazar and Franco debut a fun look at the first family of superheroes and superpets. Aw Yeah, Krypto! … Last week was the epic and meta conclusion of Mark Waid’s Irredemmable. The companion book, concentrating on bad dude Max Damage turned superhero, Incorruptible concludes at issue 30. … Money! Get back. It makes the world go round, innit? Eddie Campbell (From Hell, Bacchus) presents a fascinating look into currency “how does it work?” in Lovely Horrible Stuff hardcover. Your money is well spent when you follow the weekly LeaguePodcast comic book suggestions!

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    Ever wondered what it would be like to be knocked up by a Super Hero? Wonder no more… EARTH PRIME TIME: ‘SUPER KNOCKED UP’ WEB SERIES WITH JEFF BURNS.


    Red Spike from our pals at Benaroya Publishing brings the Super Soldier motif to the modern age. One the two surviving test subjects’ implant goes awry and terrorizes D.C.. Will his super strong chum Greg stop the madness? Art by Ghost Rider’s Mark Texiera. … Check out the last generation of heroes with Hell Yeah! from Image Comics. Preview at iFanboy. … The new 52 Swamp Thing run from Scott Snyder is the best since the Alan Moore days. Swamp Thing #7 out today! Picks pruned by

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    Sci-fi author Harlan Ellison (Star Trek; I, Robot) returns to his comic book roots with Phoenix Without Ashes set on a farm in 2785. What mysterious force sends rogue farmer Devon on a quest before the world is devastated? … Cobra Commander is back, baby. And so is the G.I. Joe movie franchise. Jon Chu takes the reigns for the promising sequel. Snake Eyes & Roadblock star in G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation #1. … Amazing Spider-Man entices new readers with a confusing numbering. It’s Peter vs. Morbius the Living Vampire in ASM 679.1. LeaguePodcast picks the winners this week!

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    It’s creator-owned spotlight this week in the picks, starting with Mark Waid’s Irredeemable #34. The Plutonian is a superhero turned the world’s greatest supervillain. Issue #34 is made for you, the new reader! Here’s a taste. … PIGS is collected in trade paperback this week. Nate Cosby, Ben McCool and Breno Tamura rehash Cold War politics and mix in modern terrorism for a story scarier than an air raid siren. … Sometimes acerbic on twitter, master of the craft Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon hits 178 issues. Who can stop the alien invasion? Could it be the LeaguePodcast?

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    Bat Boy, Leonardo, Optimus, and Snake-Eyes had best have a great Dungeon Master to guide them through the second IDW crossover event, Infestation #2. Lovecraftian demons have invaded IDW once again, could Cobra’s dark experiments be behind it all, or are other evil machinations in place? … It’s 60 years after the oil has dried up, a massive recession has crippled the economy, and civil war has broken out! The ancestors of Navy Seals protect the city of New San Diego in Marksmen #5 from Image Comics. … We’re no strangers to crippling coffee addiction at Dig & The League. Can there ever be too much? New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler’s Too Much Coffee Man #2 is added to the increasingly impressive BOOM! Studios catalog. … Picks by LeaguePodcast.

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  13. Oddio Comic 35 - The Origin of Metamorpho Part 2

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    The saga continues as mild-mannered sexual Tyrannosaurus and Colt .45 drinker Rex Mason “metamorphs” into The Element Man, all the while dealing the evil simpleton, Java.

    The Origin of Metamorpho can be found in the pages of DC Showcase.  Click on the cover to buy it from Amazon and help The League out.  Or Krampus will come get you.

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    DC’s New 52 keeps ‘em coming with T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 from Nick Spencer and Wes Craig, packed with superhero team action from rising talent in the biz. … “Riverdale, you wanted the best, you got the best!” Melding a long tradition of incongruous crossovers (see Archie Meets the Punisher) and the vital fluid of KISS marketing, we present Archie #627 - Archie Meets KISS! … For tales of the weird and absurd, look no further than Michael Kupperman’s Tales Designed to Thrizzle #7. That’s right, more tales of Snake N’ Bacon plus this ish features the comic book debut of creepy 70s TV medical examiner, Quincy, M.E. in ‘Quinception’…. Picks this week from

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    Invincible (written by Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman) is a likable teenager much like Peter Parker with Superboy level powers. Truth is, Mark Grayson has seen so much destruction since discovering his powers and taking on the baddest of bads that it may be time for him to hang up the mask. Don’t miss Invincible #84. … Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #1 is co-written and drawn by Gabriel Hardman (Inception, Incredible Hulk). Boom! Studios stays well within the original movie canon pitting General Aleron face to face with Dr. Zaius! … The publisher’s KABOOM! kids line is fortunate enough to welcome Charlie Brown and pals back to monthly all-new original comics with Peanuts #0 for a cool buck! Sounds like a great excuse to visit your local comic book store with the kids this weekend. … Picks this week from

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