Happy New Comic Books Day, Ninja Nation. Here is what we couldn’t wait to get in our hot little hands today!
Amazing Spider-Man #650
All right, let’s get this out in the open, we are only going to recommend getting this issue because we are Spider-Man fans here in the Ninja Lair and when Amazing Spider-Man hits a milestone like issue #650 then we have to get it. With that said, a new armor uniform for Spidey? This is ridiculous. What makes the Spider-Man character so great is that he is more human and identifiable than the run of the mill invulnerable or impervious if you will superheroes. He has vulnerabilities and this makes his stories more interesting. Now we have an armored suit, it seems new writer Dan Slott may be armored up against any good ideas for his new run on the Spider-Man flagship title. Let’s hope this quickly goes the way of other bad ideas from the past.
Anyway, From Marvel Comics and the afore mentioned Dan Slott, to face off against an amped-up HOBGOBLIN, you need an amped-up SPIDER-MAN! What’s the story behind Spidey’s NEW SUIT? What is it and what can it do? Meanwhile, MACH 5 (from THE THUNDERBOLTS) faces off against one of Spidey’s deadliest foes! All this, and a secret side mission for THE BLACK CAT. Plus an additional 8 page story: We showed you who was behind the HOBGOBLIN’S mask last issue. But what were they up to BEFORE their startling return? Here’s where you find out!
Dungeons & Dragons #2
From John Rogers and IDW, a new era in DUNGEONS & DRAGONS history continues in the second part of “Shadowplague.” Adric Fell and his band of heroes pursue a peculiar breed of zombies into the wilderness… and straight into a standoff between a trapped wagon train and marauding orcs. Their shape-changing foe is hidden in the chaos—but on which side?
From Marvel Comics and Jeff Parker, Come sit by the fire and prepare to be frightened…we’re going to tell you a “Ghost Story! The Thunderbolts own psychologist, Moonstone, peels back the layers and delves into the mind and past of the brilliant and mysterious paranoid known only to the world as Ghost! How did his war on the corporate system begin and what made him leave his humanity behind? Even his hardened criminal teammates will be forced to admit that some things are better left unknown. Learn more than you ever wanted to about Iron Man’s fearsome foe in the latest issue of the series that has IGN.com raving: “I can’t recommend this book enough–you need to be reading THUNDERBOLTS.”
Iron Siege #1
From IDW and James Abraham and Andrew Hong, WWII with a horror twist! An outfit of U.S. soldiers captures a group of Nazis led by a high-ranking SS officer. But when they come across a deserted town with a dangerous secret, they must forge an uneasy alliance to survive an unspeakable nightmare. It’s Dawn of the Dead meets Assault on Precinct 13 in Iron Siege, a three-issue miniseries presented bi-monthly in Golden Age size. With incredible artwork by Trevor Goring and cover by Tim Bradstreet!
Uncanny X-Force #3
From Rick Remender and Marvel Comics, “THE APOCAYLPSE SOLUTION,” PART 3
Uncanny X-Force versus Apocalypse’s Last Horsemen to the death! With their target within striking distance the team separate in hopes that one of them might infiltrate the Akkaba stronghold and assassinate Apocalypse. However, breaking apart has left them vulnerable, and one member pays a heavy toll for the strategy. Will a member of the team die to stop Apocalypse? Or will the price be heavier still?