Friday, December 27, 2013


Happy Boxing day to my Europeans and Canadians, and post-Christmas to my American readers! I had been quite busy so haven't had the chance to shoot a hit list out earlier this week, but since yesterday was a holiday, and I'm sure you all had Christmas shopping to do on Tuesday (and some shops refused to put out Wednesday comics a day early) this works out just fine!:-)

Hope you all are enjoying the holidays, and take some time to treat yourself at you LCS today. Without further adieu, let's get this started...

1.Saviors #1 (Image)

RELEASING: December 25th 2013

WHY? Image first. Writer legend James Robinson.

Synopsis: Eisner Award winner JAMES ROBINSON (Starman, Earth 2) and artist extraordinaire J. BONE (The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror, The Spirit) present an all-new saga of monstrous alien horror.

When Tomas Ramirez stumbles upon an extraterrestrial conspiracy to take over the world, his life is changed forever.

He must now seek out those few souls who share this terrible knowledge. But even united, how can they hope to defeat a shadowy alien cabal that is both indestructible and eager to kill anyone who threatens it?(TFAW)

2. Avengers# 24/ #1 (Marvel NOW)

RELEASING: December 25th 2013

WHY? Avengers switching to Marvel NOW imprint.


Captain America and Iron Man plan for the next version of the Avengers. A runaway planet is on a collision course with Earth. A visitor from the future helps save the day.


3. Wolverine Origin II #1 (Marvel)

Releasing: December 25th 2013

WHY? Continues the events of the original 2001 Origin series. Entire 1st series set now commands $40 on Ebay. Acetate cover.

SYNOPSIS:A few years after the events of ORIGIN finds James Howlett running with the wolves . . . until something unexpected brings him back into the world of Follow the first "X-Man" as he finds his way back to civilization and falls afoul of someone Sinister, who's just discovering mutantkind and the horrors he can visit on them.

Plus, discover the secret behind James' greatest enemy! At some point, the mutant who will become The Wolverine must choose: is he man or is he beast?

An all-new chapter in the secret origin of one of Marvel's most mysterious characters is revealed starting this

November, by superstars Kieron Gillen (YOUNG AVENGERS, IRON MAN) and Adam Kubert (AVENGERS, UNCANNY X-MEN, WOLVERINE)! Special Digital Edition Offer!

Each copy comes with a FREE digital edition download of ORIGIN II #1, ORIGIN #1, & WOLVERINE: JAPAN'S MOST WANTED INFINITE COMIC #1!

4. Deceivers#1 (of 6)(BOOM!)

Releasing: December 25th 2013

WHY? Low print run.

SYNOPISIS: WHY WE LOVE IT: Everybody loves a good underdog story, and we're no exception. Make that double for your classic Robin Hoodstyle 'steal from the rich, give to the poor' yarns, and when you couple that with Steven Grant's (2 GUNS) crackling dialogue and beautiful artwork from ? We couldn't resist!

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: DECEIVERS is a globetrotting espionage action/comedy populated by charming, clever characters and thrilling sleight of hand, perfect for fans of films like Catch Me if You Can and the Ocean's 11 series.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Lincoln McCord and Prince Adony Zaruka are two American con men living abroad in Europe, posing as an oil magnate and the descendant of long-lost royalty to live the high life by leeching off the European elite. But when an international thief begins wreaking havoc on their marks, the deceivers are enlisted by a rogue CIA agent to help entrap him. (TFAW)

In Closing,

Pretty quiet week, but Marvel makes two entries into my weekly list in a very long time. I don't see a huge demand for either of these titles in the future but thought I'd add them in because they are afterall, Marvel number #1's. The Avengers, are the Flagship Marvel title nowadays and when they switch to a pseudo-imprint, could heat cause a price jump if the title remains hot (remember Ultimate Spider-man). Wolverine Origin II #1, remains to unfold, but if it explains origins of key villains of our favorite berserker mutant, then these issue could very well heat up us as well. With our pockets a little lighter this week, I would even tell you to forget both books, but if you had a choice, pick 1 copy of Origins II #1 over the former.

The Saviors and The Deceivers are from different publishers, but they don't seem very different in quality. Although I LOVE Robinson, but I don't think his book will be huge in the after market. May be a great story but without a tv series or movie option, the comic will just be that, a great book to read. Same goes for the latter title.

Until next time....keep hunting my pannapictagraphists!

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