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Market Monday: October 23rd, 2013 New Releases

Debut of the Week

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Pretty Deadly #1, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, art by Emma Rìos, colored by Jordie Bellaire

KELLY SUE DECONNICK (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel) & EMMA RÍOS (Dr. Strange, Osborn) reunite to bring you an all-new ongoing series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher.  Death’s daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her tale of retribution is as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage.

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Singles of the Week

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Marvel Now What?, includes stories by Sara Schaefer and Colleen Coover

Get ready for the NOWest book in Marvel NOW History – Marvel NOW WHAT?!  SEE NOW! Captain America get Cat Fished! SEE NOW! The Intervention of the Watcher! SEE NOW! The Wedding of Thor and Storm!  All that and more as a cast of comedy’s shining stars and Marvel’s most exciting artists bring you the stories of Marvel NOW that you never thought you’d ever want to see – but you do want to see it, and you want it NOW!

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Velvet #1, colored by Bettie Breitweiser

ED BRUBAKER and STEVE EPTING redefined Captain America with the “Winter Soldier” saga… and everything they’ve done so far has been leading to VELVET!  When the world’s best secret agent is killed, Velvet Templeton, the Personal Assistant to the Director of the Agency, is drawn off her desk and back into the field for the first time in nearly 20 years… and is immediately caught in a web of mystery, murder and high-octane action.  Sexy and provocative, with a dark twist on the spy genre, this EXTRA-LENGTH first issue by two of the industry’s best-selling creators will knock you out!

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Collection of the Week

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Journey Into Mystery featuring Sif vol. 2: Seeds of Destruction TP, written by Kathryn Immonen

Beta Ray Bill returns! After her recent misadventures, Sif is working on controlling her berserker rages. But when a certain hammer-wielding, space-faring ex shows up, all bets are off! Can the burly Bill and the scorching Sif deny their fiery past? Do they even want to? And when the mysterious spaceship the Ark turns against them, it’s all swords and hammers on deck as allies mutate, dead exes arise, and the ship gives up its secrets! To save the goddess Gaea, Sif and Beta Ray Bill race to stop the Ark - and the finish line is Asgardia! Plus: Volstagg’s daughter only wanted a midnight snack, but something is rampaging in the lower kitchens of Asgardia! Sif, Thor, the Warriors Three and more must join forces to chain the vicious beast once and for all. Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #651-655.

More new releases under the cut!

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Market Monday: April 10, 2013 New Releases

Featured Book of the Week

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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe-many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy’s original inventions.

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Firsts of the Week

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Ultron #1AU, written by Kathryn Immonen

Ultron took over the world. Ultron killed the heroes. Ultron…is your father. When you’re Victor Mancha, android teen Runaway, “daddy issues” doesn’t quite cover it.

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Collection of the Week

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M3 TP, written by Erica Schultz

M3 is the award-winning crime thriller about an assassin’s search for the truth. It follows Machiavella Maria Marcona, an assasin hunted by FBI agent Christopher Morris, the son of one of her victims. When Machiavella’s handlers turn against her, an unlikely alliance is formed.

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Great Comics Out Tomorrow (January 31)

This week’s Market Monday was pre-empted by my grown-up job and a business trip I had to go on. So here are some highlights of ladymade comics you should check out tomorrow:

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Adventure Time #12, art by Shelli Paroline, colored by Lisa Moore

BMO’s sick, but it’s not just any virus…it’s a magical virus! And now, Finn and Jake have to seek out a sorta-no-good-very-bad wizard to set things right! Don’t miss the latest issue of what critics called “the best series of 2012!” (Preview)

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Bad Medicine vol. 1 TP, co-written by Christina Weir

Pulled out of exile from a dark corner of the world, renowned-surgeon-turned-fringemedicine- eccentric Doctor Randal Horne must return to New York City to investigate a tragic research lab accident that’s left one man dead, and inexplicably headless. Now with the help of a distrusting NYPD detective and a team of doctors from the CDC, Horne must diagnose this and other seemingly unexplainable medical phenomenon in a world where the line between medical science and science fiction is blurry at best. (Preview)

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Damsels #5, co-written by Leah Moore, art by Aneke

From the tales of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Snow White comes Damsels! Transported magically to the northern Enchanted Forest, Rapa and Heinrich find themselves under the protection of an axe-wielding woods-woman. Out on the desolate Myvathen Mire our little mermaid seizes the chance to confess all to her beloved prince. King Oberon welcomes new recruits to his faerie army as the secret of what lies at the heart of the Enchanted forest, and what is at stake in the war to come, is revealed. (Preview)

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Emily and the Strangers #1, co-written by Mariah Huehner, art by Emily Ivie

With the help of her trio of troublemaking cats, Emily is determined to make the most rockin’ song the world has ever known and win a legendary haunted guitar … but can she do it solo? Only one thing is for sure-what Emily wants, Emily gets … sometimes. (Preview)

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The Freddie Stories by Lynda Barry

The Freddie Stories traces a year in the life of Freddie, the youngest member of a troubled, often dysfunctional family. Collected from Lynda Barry’s beloved Ernie Pook’s Comeek, these four-panel entries, each representing an episode in the life of Freddie, bring to life adolescence, pimples and all. No matter what happens, it all seems to go wrong for Freddie. With consummate skill, Barry writes about the cruelty of children at this most vulnerable age when the friends they make and the paths they choose can forever change their lives. The Freddie Stories is an adult tale about how difficult it can be to be a teenager.

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Journey Into Mystery #648, written by Kathryn Immonen, colored by Jordie Bellaire

Lady-like? There’s no lady like SIF! Spoiling for a fight since the day she was born, Sif makes her OWN action! Exiled to a forgotten island, things heat up when our heroine falls in with a group of brutal Asgardian savages! Whatever is a lady to do?! Why, join them in their millennia-old battle against monsters of course! (Preview)

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Mara #2, art by Ming Doyle, colored by Jordie Bellaire

As superstar athlete Mara Prince’s superpower manifestation is caught on live TV, her life rapidly starts to spiral out of control. The media descends like vultures. Her handlers go into spin mode. The footage is seen around the world, and this young woman, who only hours ago was the darling of pop culture, is now being slammed and ridiculed for being a fraud and a liar. But the more she tries to fight back, the only thing she’s doing is escalating the problem. A sci-fi take on real world superheroes by the powerhouse team of BRIAN WOOD, MING DOYLE and JORDIE BELLAIRE! (Preview)

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Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me by Ellen Forney

Shortly before her 13th-birthday, Ellen Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic and terrified that medications would impair her creativity, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passions and creativity. Forney finds inspiration from the lives and work of other artists and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath. She also researches the clinical aspects of bipolar disorder and what studies tell us about the conundrum of attempting to “cure” an otherwise brilliant mind. Forney’s memoir provides a visceral glimpse into the effects of a mood disorder on an artist’s work.

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Journey Into Mystery #647, written by Kathryn Immonen, colored by Jordie Bellaire

Newly minted with an ancient version of the Berzerker spell, Sif returns to an unsuspecting Midgard…and with no patience for relative peace, she starts putting out fires with gasoline..! When the All-Seeing Heimdall pulls big brother rank…will Sif find herself in the ultimate time-out?!

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Journey Into Mystery #647, written by Kathryn Immonen, colored by Jordie Bellaire

Newly minted with an ancient version of the Berzerker spell, Sif returns to an unsuspecting Midgard…and with no patience for relative peace, she starts putting out fires with gasoline..! When the All-Seeing Heimdall pulls big brother rank…will Sif find herself in the ultimate time-out?!

~Preview~

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The Avengers: Mythos TP, includes writing by Kathryn Immonen and art by Stephanie Hans

Before Steve Rogers took to the front lines as Captain America. Before Bruce Banner began living a deadly double life as the Hulk. Before Ant-Man found a partner in crime-fighting in the Wasp. Before the Vision learned what it meant to be human. Before Luke Cage reclaimed the streets with an iron will and steel-hard skin. Before Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch escaped Magneto’s clutches. Before Thor was worthy to heft the hammer Mjolnir…each of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes walked a long and lonely road - risking everything to earn their place among the hallowed ranks of the Avengers! Collecting MYTHOS: HULK and CAPTAIN AMERICA; and AVENGERS ORIGINS: ANT-MAN & THE WASP, LUKE CAGE, QUICKSILVER & THE SCARLET WITCH, VISION and THOR.

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The Avengers: Mythos TP, includes writing by Kathryn Immonen and art by Stephanie Hans

Before Steve Rogers took to the front lines as Captain America. Before Bruce Banner began living a deadly double life as the Hulk. Before Ant-Man found a partner in crime-fighting in the Wasp. Before the Vision learned what it meant to be human. Before Luke Cage reclaimed the streets with an iron will and steel-hard skin. Before Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch escaped Magneto’s clutches. Before Thor was worthy to heft the hammer Mjolnir…each of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes walked a long and lonely road - risking everything to earn their place among the hallowed ranks of the Avengers! Collecting MYTHOS: HULK and CAPTAIN AMERICA; and AVENGERS ORIGINS: ANT-MAN & THE WASP, LUKE CAGE, QUICKSILVER & THE SCARLET WITCH, VISION and THOR.

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Journey Into Mystery #646, written by Kathryn Immonen, colored by Jordie Bellaire

AN ALL-NEW JOURNEY BEGINS WHEN KATHRYN IMMONEN AND VALERIO SCHITI BRING YOU…SIF: THE BERZERKER?! She may be a “Lady,” but girly ain’t her style! Known by many names: lover of Thor, sister of Heimdall, defender of Asgard…Sif is the ultimate faithful…sidekick?! Immortal, please. When the latest crop of beasties beset Asgard, it’s business as usual for our sword-slingin’ heroine as she leads the battle charge—but that no-holds-barred zeal for glory may be the very thing that brings the realm down around her winged helm…!

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Journey Into Mystery #646, written by Kathryn Immonen, colored by Jordie Bellaire

AN ALL-NEW JOURNEY BEGINS WHEN KATHRYN IMMONEN AND VALERIO SCHITI BRING YOU…SIF: THE BERZERKER?! She may be a “Lady,” but girly ain’t her style! Known by many names: lover of Thor, sister of Heimdall, defender of Asgard…Sif is the ultimate faithful…sidekick?! Immortal, please. When the latest crop of beasties beset Asgard, it’s business as usual for our sword-slingin’ heroine as she leads the battle charge—but that no-holds-barred zeal for glory may be the very thing that brings the realm down around her winged helm…!

~Preview~

Kathryn Immonen on Sif and her Journey Into Mystery

  • "We talked at length as far as what her story could be, and it came down to a single question: What does she want? For Sif, what she wants above all is to be a better warrior. How far would she go for that? She makes some terrible decisions and puts a lot of people in peril."
  • "One of the really interesting things about Sif to me is that she's defined by absence, with her lover, Thor, and brother, Heimdall, always away from her."
  • "There will be familiar faces showing up, but none I think anybody would expect."
  • "What's most interesting to me about the Asgardians is the inevitability of them. So much of their conflict is internalized because they don't have alter egos. They're also almost more human because of that."
  • "Sif is not just a warrior. We've often seen her leading the charge, but I don't feel like we've ever seen her in charge. Bear with me, but she's kind of like my dog. He's very committed to his pack, but never looks back because he assumes everybody else is as committed as he is. Sif is the same way"
  • "I see a similarity between Sif and Loki because neither of them can ever be Thor. I think that has more effect on her then she'll admit. She's been told she's capable of anything, but at the end of the day, she will never be Thor. It's a matter of finding out how to be enough anyway."
  • “Sif has been an important but ancillary character and I think there’s a lot of her that has yet to be explored.”
  • "It would be disingenuous of me to say what Kieron did wasn't daunting. I loved his approach. Having said that, my fervent hope is to follow the same spirit of adventure, but there is not a 23-issue arc currently planned out."
  • "Sif is an action hero. Loki is not. They're fundamentally different. I don't use the talking to get to the fighting, I use the fighting to get to the talking."
  • [Kathryn will be exploring the relationship between Sif and Heimdall in more detail than in the past.]
  • Sif will be battling "lots of monsters" and falling in with "a group of fellow warriors with a different outlook on what's right and proper...they're a little out of touch."
BREAKING NEWS: Kathryn Immonen will be taking over Journey Into Mystery, and the book will shift its focus from Loki to Lady Sif. Color me really freaking excited!

BREAKING NEWS: Kathryn Immonen will be taking over Journey Into Mystery, and the book will shift its focus from Loki to Lady Sif. Color me really freaking excited!

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The Originals: The Immonens and Innovative Storytelling

By David Brothers

Stuart and Kathryn Immonen are two of Marvel’s best weapons. Stuart Immonen has drawn hundreds of great comics at this point, and has a fistful of classics under his belt like Superman: Secret Identity and Nextwave. Kathryn is a more recent find, but she’s already made a splash with books like Heralds with Tonci Zonjic and the unbelievably cruel ending to her run on Runaways with Sara Pichelli.

Stuart Immonen is good at everything. It’s a cliche, sure, but he really is the total package. He not only has several different distinct personal styles, but he’s a style chameleon, too. At the end of Nextwave, he drew in the style of several other artists and the results were not only pitch perfect, but very exciting. He’s incredibly versatile, maybe even the most versatile creator working in comics right now.

Kathryn Immonen is good at scripting comics that aren’t your usual cape comics. There’s a certain swing to her stories that most cape comics writers can’t match. Her stories are different, noticeably different, but not so different that they don’t work as superhero comics. But the asides, dialogue, action, and endings are never quite what I expect, and I’ve been reading these dumb ol’ comics since I was a kid.

When they work together, you get things like this, from Patsy Walker: Hellcat. Impeccably drawn, a great script, and exposition designed in the style of classic girls comics from way, way back in the day. We need more cape comics willing to do deeply weird things in pursuit of fun storytelling.

Stuart and Kathryn Immonen also created Moving Pictures.

Moving Pictures is a love story set in World War II, most likely in Paris. It stars Ila Gardner, a Canadian ex-pat turned minor museum curator, and Rolf Hauptmann, a man who is a German officer. Part of the book takes place in an interrogation room, as Rolf tries to pull information from an unwilling Ila. Other parts show the events leading up to that interrogation, as love and loss collide and force their relationship to twist into new and unpleasant shapes.

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A great rundown of a very talented couple (by one of the best comics bloggers out there!)

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Avenging Spider-Man #7, written by Kathryn Immonen

A night out with Spider-Man and She-Hulk! All the thwipping and quipping, and none of the calories! Kathryn and Stuart Immonen smash their way into the book so action packed it keeps flying off the shelves…

~Preview~

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Avenging Spider-Man #7, written by Kathryn Immonen

A night out with Spider-Man and She-Hulk! All the thwipping and quipping, and none of the calories! Kathryn and Stuart Immonen smash their way into the book so action packed it keeps flying off the shelves…

~Preview~

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AvX: VS. #1, co-written by Kathryn Immonen (Thing vs. Namor)

The premier tie-in to Avengers vs. X-men! All-out action featuring cover-to-cover battles, each issue expanding on fights from the main AvX book in ways you can’t imagine! This issue: Iron Man vs. Magneto and Thing vs. Namor!

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AvX: VS. #1, co-written by Kathryn Immonen (Thing vs. Namor)

The premier tie-in to Avengers vs. X-men! All-out action featuring cover-to-cover battles, each issue expanding on fights from the main AvX book in ways you can’t imagine! This issue: Iron Man vs. Magneto and Thing vs. Namor!

~Preview~

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Wolverine & Jubilee TP, written by Kathryn Immonen

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Wolverine & Jubilee TP, written by Kathryn Immonen

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Avengers Origins: Thor one-shot, written by Kathryn Immonen
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Avengers Origins: Thor one-shot, written by Kathryn Immonen

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Wolverine and Jubilee: Curse of the Mutants HC, written by Kathryn Immonen

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Wolverine and Jubilee: Curse of the Mutants HC, written by Kathryn Immonen

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Captain America: Allies and Enemies TP, includes writing by Kathryn Immonen and Kelly Sue DeConnick, and art by Rebekah Isaacs

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Captain America: Allies and Enemies TP, includes writing by Kathryn Immonen and Kelly Sue DeConnick, and art by Rebekah Isaacs

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