THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS @ THIRD EYE FOR WEDNESDAY 6/16/10
THE FINAL OF THE BIG FOUR AVENGERS BOOKS ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY WITHNEW AVENGERS #1 - AND, IT'S FREAKIN' AWESOME! ONE OF OUR FAVORITES SO FAR, AND A BIG SURPRISE!
I wasn't expecting to like this one nearly as much as I did. I expected it to be a good read, but I was very skeptical about where NEW AVENGERS would fit into the grand scheme of things regarding the Avengers line-up of SECRET AVENGERS, AVENGERS, and AVENGERS ACADEMY. Each one of those books had an obvious, and clear direction. However, I wasn't sure where New Avengers would fit... but after reading, it's obvious that NEW AVENGERS fills a very cool niche in the line-up of Avengers books. While Secret delivers the dark and gritty covert ops thrills, AVENGERS delivers the big and bold superhero epicness, and Academy shows insight onto the next generation, NEW AVENGERS is THE personality book. This is the one with the heart in it, where you're enraptured as much by the dialogue and interaction of the characters as you are by the bigger-than-life events happening within. I really, really dug it, and I thought Stuart Immonen's art looked the best I've ever seen on it. When reading this one, I got the same kind of feeling I got from reading the early issues of Bendis's NEW AVENGERS, and that's a pretty high compliment, because the early issues of the original run still remain some of the best Marvel books of the previous decade.
Now, why does it work so well? Well, the roster of NEW AVENGERS is more or less a who's who of Bendis's favorite characters, and you can tell it. The characterization, and interaction between the characters is some of the best I've seen in a superhero comic in a years. Bendis does a fantastic job of keeping you interested, getting you involved, and making these characters seem as familiar as old friends to the reader, while at the same time bringing in a good dose of action, and dynamic storytelling. The fact that he's paired up with Stuart Immonen (long-time Bendis collaborator on both NEW AVENGERS v.1 and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) makes the book work even better, as Immonen's art style clicks perfectly with Bendis's dialogue and writing. Immonen delivers the facial expressions and body language of the characters that match perfectly with Bendis's dialogue and characterization.
Okay, but I'm starting to gush here about this book. I was really impressed, and I think that's why I keep going on about it. Now, onto the fascinating part about these new Avengers books. The Line-up. This one looks to consist of:
LUKE CAGE WOLVERINE SPIDER-MAN THE THING IRON FIST JESSICA JONES / JEWEL MS MARVEL
Out of all the new teams, this seems to be the most in tune with the previous Avengers incarnation. Bendis, throughout the issue, gives good reason for each member's inclusion, as well as the need and purpose for a second Avengers teams.
Now, as for the overall story, the first issue read fantastic, and it looks like it's taking things into a very cool direction where a familiar face has fallen prey to a sinister possession. But, at it's core, this is definitely the character-driven Avengers team, and delivers some classic interplay between the team. I really dug the inclusion of Ben Grimm on the team, and how he's brought on board. Plus, who doesn't love Iron Fist? It's nice to see him back in the picture of things again too after his own series kinda got the axe (which is a shame because it was GREAT).
Final Verdict: All in all, if you're digging the direction of Marvel right now, and digging the Avengers stuff, I'd recommend trying the first issue, 'cause it's one of my favorites so far. I've gotta give it to Marvel, they've been delivering some really good stuff with the Heroic Age, and now is a great time more than ever to hop on board with the Marvel Universe.
CROSSED: FAMILY VALUES #2 HITS THIS WEDNESDAY - ARE YOU READING THE MOST ULTRA-VIOLENT SURVIVAL HORROR COMIC IN EXISTENCE? IF NOT, PICK UP #1 THIS WEEK AND FIND OUT WHY THIS IS A HUUUUGE STORE FAVORITE! GARTH ENNIS'S (writer of THE BOYS, and PREACHER) TWISTED WORLD OF SURVIVAL HORROR CONTINUES TO LIVE ON!
Folks, it doesn't get anymore brutal than this. The most sickening, disturbing survival horror comic we've ever seen returns this week with CROSSED: FAMILY VALUES #2. As we saw from the shocking first issue of this one, FAMILY VALUES is every bit as mean and vicious as the first run of CROSSED, and we couldn't be more happier about that.
Now, this week, we get the second issue of this crazy good series, and we know you guys are as amped about this one as we are. But, for those of you that remain uninitiated into the wonderful world of CROSSED, please allow me to give you the full rundown..
WHAT IS CROSSED? CROSSED is a survival horror comic where a disease turns those infected into pure evil. They're not quite zombies, because they're not undead, and they don't have a need to devour the flesh or brains of the living. But, instead, they're normal human beings who've basically been dosed with a case of some seriously screwed up rabies. But, here's the kicker, and here's what REALLY makes CROSSED stand out as a truly disturbing work: they're still sentient, and they can still plan and reason. See, in zombie stories, or even things like THE CRAZIES or 28 DAYS LATER, the infected are pretty much mindless driven by a sole instinct to do one thing, be it eating brains or whatever. With THE CROSSED, their most primal, most sadistic desires are what drive them, and they WANT to inflict pain, that's all they care about, and they have the same reasoning and ability to plot and plan that they did when they were living. This makes them VERY dangerous. They have the kind of intelligence to know "hey if we set the house on fire, they'll have to run outside, and then we can kill them there!" and of course, they're much more devious than what I can say here.
CROSSED FAMILY VALUES is a brand new series set in the CROSSED universe, and provides a fresh entry into the world of CROSSED. In other words, if you've never read CROSSED, you could hop on board with CROSSED: FAMILY VALUES #1, and be totally cool. 'Cause Family Values kicks things off in a new direction, set in a completely different corner of the world that CROSSED was set in. And, folks, it's fantastic.
If you're remotely interested in good horror comics, or just plain violent and vicious reads, then you have to check this out. And, please, don't write this one off as a cheap gross-out book, 'cause IT'S NOT. The writing on both the original 9 issue CROSSED series, and FAMILY VALUES is sharper than a lot of what's out there. The dialogue is great, the characterization is strong, and you'll find as many clever plot twists as you do in a top notch series like Y or Walking Dead.
Want to read the original 9 issue CROSSED series, Pick Up the CROSSED Trade Paperback! If you're loving CROSSED FAMILY VALUES, or if you want to go back and start with the original 9 issue series, we've currently got plenty of the CROSSED Trade Paperback in stock here at Third Eye to get you caught up. Pick up a copy this week!
Missed Issue #1 of CROSSED: FAMILY VALUES? We've still got plenty in stock to catch you up to #2
Final Verdict: If you're not easily disturbed, then you should be reading CROSSED. No questions asked. This is one of those books that everyone is always anxious to see the next one of!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #634 BEGINS THE GRIM HUNT! ONE OF THE COOLEST SPIDER-MAN STORIES I'VE READ IN A WHILE, TYING BACK TO THE IDEAS IN J.MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI'S RUN!
One of the best Spider-man stories of all-time is the classic KRAVEN'S LAST HUNT. The story took an underused Spidey villain and made him into one of the most memorable, and terrifying villains to date. The story featured Kraven, who's sanity has completely gone to pieces due to his inability to capture his ultimate prey: Spider-man, defeats Spider-man, and throws on his costume, roaming New York proving himself worthy of his ultimate adversary's former activities.
Now, after a big build up through the events of THE GAUNTLET, Marvel is bringing the Kraven family back into the spotlight. See, there's a whole lineage of Kravens, including his son, as well as Lady Kraven. And, I'll tell you, I just got done reading the advance of this one, and I REALLY dug it. It's dark, it's grim, and it's one hell of a solid read.
Now, this one is good for many reasons, but one of the obvious is that JOE KELLY is handling the writing duties on it. See, Spidey has had this whole rotating creative team thing going for a bit, and honestly, not all of the guys on that team are that great. However, Joe Kelly, is one of the best, and he writes one of the best Spideys I've seen.
There's some good twists in this one, so I don't want to reveal too much, but I will say that it looks like this story arc is going to deliver a perfect end point to what began in KRAVEN'S LAST HUNT many, many years ago. Basically, the Kraven Family is hunting "Spiders", anyone who is a Spider-related/themed character. This means your Madame Webs, your Arachnes, hell, even Kaine gets it pretty bad, and it all ties back into the ideas and elements that J.Michael Straczynski set up in his killer run on Amazing Spider-man. I don't want to ruin any surprises, but, you'll be pretty stoked to see what I mean about this.
Anyways, long story short, they're hunting Spiders, in an attempt to use their blood to fuel the rebirth of their dead father, Kraven the Hunter.
It's pretty kick-ass, so give it a look this Wednesday!
Brightest Day has been living up to the hype in a big way. We were really curious about what direction Geoff Johns was going to be taking things back when Blackest Night was wrapping up, but we have to say that we couldn't have even imagined all the cool stuff that he's been doing in BRIGHTEST DAY. Geoff Johns pretty much said it would be DCU Rebirth, and he wasn't kidding. In the fourth issue due out this Wednesday, not only does Johns continue to develop the major plot lines he's been building for quite some time now, but he's also introducing the new Aqualad to DC Continuity.
What is BRIGHTEST DAY? Brightest Day is a new DC event that follows up on last year's smash hit, BLACKEST NIGHT, the writer of BLACKEST NIGHT and GREEN LANTERN, Geoff Johns, is writing. The basis of BRIGHTEST DAY, at it's core, is DCU: REBIRTH. Basically, in the aftermath of BLACKEST NIGHT, we're seeing many formerly deceased DC characters being resurrected and given new purpose and place in the DCU. The series serves as an EXCELLENT place to come into the DCU for those of you who've been thinking about getting onto a good DC book, but haven't found the right one yet. The series also picks up on several plot elements and storylines directly from BLACKEST NIGHT, and works as a direct continuation of what Geoff Johns was doing in that incredible series.
Why we love it? Each issue is like a blockbuster movie in 32 pages. Whether it's the cataclysmic return of the Anti-Monitor, or Aquaman resurrecting undead sealife, and watching in horror as a zombie shark chomps a pirate in half. Compelling, well-written, and with some incredible art, it delivers big-time.
Wanna get caught up on BRIGHTEST DAY? You can jump on with BRIGHTEST DAY #0, and that serves as a fresh spot to come in. We currently have BRIGHTEST DAY #0, #1 (with limited quantities of the free white lantern ring that comes with it), #2 and #3 available at the store to get you caught up. Check out this great series, and find out why we're so wrapped up in it!
BIRDS OF PREY #2 *BRIGHTEST DAY*SHIPS THIS WEDNESDAY! GAIL SIMONE & ED BENES'S NEW HIT ONGOING SERIES IS AWESOME, ONE OF THE BEST NEW "BRIGHTEST DAY"-RELATED TITLES!
The first issue of the new ongoing BIRDS OF PREY series totally knocked us off our feet. I had high hopes for this one, because Gail Simone and Ed Benes did one of the best damn runs on the series I think I'd ever read, but they really stepped up their game and delivered a killer book. I think this is one of my favorites in the line-up of new series that've launched under the BRIGHTEST DAY banner. Simone is as good as ever with great characterization of these characters she defined for so long, and some snappy dialogue. Benes is doing some of the best work of his career, and you can definitely tell that BoP is THE book he was meant to draw.
Anyways, this week the second issue of Birds of Prey hits, and after the set-up of the first issue, we're pretty pumped to see what's next. For a first issue, Birds of Prey did a fantastic job of introducing the book and the characters to new readers, while at the same time keeping the story interesting and moving forward. Simone is at the top of her game, and even the inclusion of the new blood (Hawk and Dove) works out pretty well. The second issue looks to be continuing the storyline that Simone was introducing towards the tail end of the first issue, especially with a big reveal I don't want to spoil for those of you who haven't yet read the first one.
If you missed #1, don't worry, we still have limited copies of BIRDS OF PREY #1 in stock to get you caught up.
THE SECOND COMING EVENT GETS BETTER AND BETTER, CONTINUING THIS WEEK IN NEW MUTANTS #14 *X-MEN SECOND COMING CHAPTER 11*
I can't stress how freakin' good SECOND COMING has been. Marvel has really hit it out of the park with this one, and it's pretty freakin' awesome to see the X-MEN back to the high level of quality and critical acclaim that they once were back in the day. It's been a long time since we've had a really good strong X-Men story like this, and now looking ahead to what is on the horizon after SECOND COMING, I really think Marvel is getting the X-Men back on point.
In recent issues of the SECOND COMING, some really cool developments have been happening. In last week's Chapter 10 (UNCANNY X-MEN #525), we saw some seriously major stuff going down as the Avengers and the FF get involved, and we were given a glimpse at Hope's mutant power. Fraction did a fantastic job of weaving the mythos and stories of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST into the events of SECOND COMING, as we see Nimrods from that future pouring into the present.
After all the ass-kicking of last week's UNCANNY X-MEN 525, it looks like things are going to get even crazier in this week's NEW MUTANTS #14, as the X-Men are looking to enlist the aide of the highly dangerous and highly unpredictable LEGION in battling the Nimrod Sentinels!
If you're not already reading X-MEN SECOND COMING, clickhere to check out a brief synopsis of what the event is about as well as a full checklist of the event.
JOKER'S ASYLUM DELIVERS MORE TWISTED ONE-SHOT GOODNESS THIS WEEK WITH JOKER'S ASYLUM: HARLEY QUINN and JOKER'S ASYLUM: MAD HATTER
We love when DC dishes out one-shots, and we love it even more when they're focusing on the Batman Rogues Gallery! Seriously though, this year, the Joker's Asylum line-up is filled with top notch creative teams telling stories surrounding some of Batman's most intriguing foes. The concept is pretty simple, each one-shot is narrated by the Joker, telling a special stand-alone story that gives us an inside look into the insanity of the Caped Crusader's worst enemies.
This week, we're getting hit with a double whammy of these, and while we mean no disrespect to the Mad Hatter, we think that Miss Quinn takes center stage this week. Yup, everyone's favorite giggly baddie gets her own chance at the spotlight this week in the Joker's Asylum: Harley Quinn one-shot. Now, it's no secret that not only are we big fans here at Third Eye, but we know that you guys are as well. And, this week, we get to see a killer one-shot story that provides some interesting insights into who Harley Quinn is, and what her future in the DCU is centered around. And of course, it's all narrated by her own Mr. J. The creative team on this one's sharp, with some outstanding artwork by Joe Quinones.
Now, we can't overlook the killer Mad Hatter one-shot hitting this week either. This one features art by the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz, and focuses in on the twisted little hat-obsessed Hatter. The fact that Sienkiewicz is doing the artwork on this one is enough of a draw for me, as his art has been a long-time favorite of mine, and should fit the tone and nature of a one-shot centering around the Mad Hatter perfectly. If anyone can capture a perfect blend of dream-like surreality and nightmarish insanity, it's Sienkiewicz.
Check out these two kick-ass one-shots this Wednesday at Third Eye!
CRIMINAL v.5 THE SINNERS TRADE PAPERBACK HITS THIS WEDNESDAY! THE BEST DAMN CRIME COMICS YOU WILL EVER READ. PERIOD.
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips's CRIMINAL series is one of my favorite comics, it's that simple. They have yet to disappoint me with their perfect blend of pulpy, classic noir stylings and modern day comics storytelling dynamics. Criminal is one of those books that I look forward to so much, I read the damn thing twice when it comes out. And, don't get me started on how much I enjoy all the cool extras that they chuck into each and every issue.
This week, the 5th graphic novel collecting the most recent CRIMINAL story arc arrives, THE SINNERS. This arc was fantastic, and delivered one of the most compelling Criminal stories I've ready yet. Revisiting the character of Volume 2's LAWLESS, Tracy Lawless, we see where he's ended up after the events of CRIMINAL v.2. Lawless has found himself working for the very mobster he despised, and set out to kill, after his bad luck in his introductory arc. Now, with wiseguys showing up dead all over town, his boss decides to use Lawless as his guy to figure out who is committing these slayings, since going to the cops is out of the question.
And, just like in all good crime fiction, the ending is inevitable. You know that Tracy Lawless's fate is sealed, and he's doomed from the very first chapter of the Sinners. The series wraps us deep into the underworld that Tracy operates in, and the complex sense of morality that surrounds him. The more the story goes on, the more it looks like Tracy may be on a one way ticket to nowhere, and with us knowing that, it makes the story that much poignant.
Just like each slab of CRIMINAL, this is a very nihilistic story. No happy ending. Bleak, pitch black and hopeless, as a good crime noir story should be. And, Sean Phillips manages to deliver the goods on the art once again. Phillips is probably the best guy working in the crime noir style of comics, and I couldn't imagine CRIMINAL without him, or the colorist who delivers the perfect lighting for the story.
Criminal is fantastic. You can't go wrong with this series. If you've never read any of them before, we recommend starting with CRIMINAL v.1 COWARD, which tells the tale of a bank robber who refuses to use guns, and his unseemly downfall. The beauty of CRIMINAL is how each story links up, but still stands on it's own. You'll see a character as the bartender in the first trade paperback, and then in the third trade paperback, you'll see a story flashing back to the '70s, focusing on him as a central character. You'll see characters who are background players in some arcs become major ones in others. It all links up in CRIMINAL, but still manages to keep each story arc a solid stand-alone read.
Okay, I'm done, I'm done. READ CRIMINAL. :)
DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #2 - THE AWE-INSPIRING HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE CONTINUES TO BE TOLD THIS WEEK IN THIS KILLER NEW SERIES! FEATURING ARTWORK BY ANDY KUBERT, J.H WILLIAMS III, and SCOTT KOLINS!
DC has been on a roll, with many of the new titles they've launched this year really doing well for themselves. DCU Legacies is another one of those titles that really has us impressed, and eager to read the next issue. And, looking at the freakin' list of artists involved with this issue? Holy crap, dude... it's a who's who of awesomeness... you've got Andy Kubert, you've got J.H Williams III (who's known for his AMAZING work on Batwoman/Detective Comics), and Scott Kolins. A fantastic line-up for a fantastic book.
This second issue explores the transition of the Mystery Men to the emerging superheroes like the Justice Society of America, and shows us how these groups of yesteryear influenced regular citizens to action, like the Newsboy Legion. Plus, we get a look at the Seven Soldiers of Victory!
What is DCU Legacies? DC Universe Legacies is a 10-issue maxi-series that is literally telling the history of the DC Universe, from the very start of masked vigilantes and mysterymen, like The Sandman, and the original Atom all the way up to the current space-age titans of the Modern Age. And, with continuity in comics getting confusing all the time, it's pretty awesome that DC is doing this. This is the OFFICIAL continuity and history of the DCU, and helps make sense of some of the stuff they've done over the last few years. The first issue kicked off with a bang, giving us a prominent story focusing on the pulp-inspired heroes like Crimson Avenger and the Sandman, and then it also gives us a back-up focusing on the more mystical characters of the Golden Age.
If you already checked out issue #1 of this, we can almost guarantee you're gonna be checking out issue #2, because the first one was so damn good. If you missed issue #1, we recommend picking it up this week and giving the book a try. It's really quality quality stuff.
ULTIMATE X #3 HITS THIS WEEK, AND DELIVERS THE THIRD ISSUE IN ONE OF THE BEST NEW ULTIMATE-LINE RELAUNCHES WE'VE SEEN! ART ADAMS is KICKING SOME SERIOUS BUTT ON THIS BOOK!
Ultimate X has been one of the biggest, and most pleasant surprises in the recent relaunches of the Ultimate books. I don't know if it's cause Loeb is working with predominantly all new characters here, or what, but he's really channeling the same kind of energy he brought to books like the early issues of Superman/Batman way back when it was a must-read. It's that kind of raw, comic book energy that makes Ultimate X such a fun read, and when you couple that with the incredible work of Art Adams (one of my favorite artists), you're in for a real treat.
What is Ultimate X? The Ultimate X book is essentially the relaunch of ULTIMATE X-MEN, but with a brand new cast of characters, and a brand new direction. In the first issue, we see Kitty Pryde helping reveal the destiny of Wolverine's son to him, as well as his true origins. And, then in the second issue, we're introduced to Karen Grant, a dark haired super-powered woman living in Baltimore, MD, who is desperately trying to hide her past from the world. And, then we learn that this is Jean Grey, and we're shown what she's been up to since Ultimatum. Lots of mystery and intrigue surround Ultimate X, and it looks like this month, we're going to see another addition to the line-up, and I'm pumped to see what the backstory is on him.
All in all, the Ultimate X book delivers a lot of surprise, and the whole issue by issue mystery thing has been handled very well. Of course, the artwork by Art Adams makes this one stand out even more, and I'd say this is one of the prettiest books on the stands. Adams is that good.
Even if you were disappointed in ULTIMATES 3, don't let it cause you to overlook ULTIMATE X, 'cause this series is fantastic so far, and stands out as one of the best of the new Ultimates books.
ATLAS #2 *HEROIC AGE* - MARVEL'S CULT FAVORITES, THE AGENTS OF ATLAS, CONTINUE TO DELIVER A KILLER READ THIS MONTH
We're pretty stoked to see the return of Marvel's AGENTS OF ATLAS. These guys have had a couple previous series, but this one looks like it's going to be the one that sticks, as it's off to a fantastic start. Jeff Parker's quirky and fun take on the more obscure side of the Marvel Universe has had us hooked on these characters for some time now, and with the Heroic Age, it looks like they're finally getting the limelight they deserve.
What is ATLAS? ATLAS is the new ongoing series featuring the Agents of ATLAS, a team of heroes who originated during Marvel's Golden Age in the '50s (hence the ATLAS tag-line). Their first big present day debut was in the 2006 AGENTS OF ATLAS mini-series, and delivered a very cool, super spy-meets-pulp-fiction kind of feel for the characters. The team consists of Namora, Venus, Marvel Boy/The Uranian, Jimmy Woo, Gorilla-Man and more. If you dig stuff like the indie gem ATOMIC ROBO, or pulpier super-hero stuff, then ATLAS is right up your alley. This new ongoing series is a perfect spot to jump aboard, and we still have plenty of issue #1s in stock to get you caught up.
AVATAR PRESS'S FEVRE DREAM #2 by GEORGE R.R MARTIN DELIVERS MORE BLOODY NEW ORLEANS-STYLE VAMPIRE AWESOMENESS!
One of the better Vampire comics we've seen recently, GEORGE R.R MARTIN'S FEVRE DREAM delivers a down and dirty, drenched in blood Southern Gothic kind of Vampire tale that kicks ass.
Avatar Press, who delivers us some twisted and amazing books like CROSSED, CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD, CAPTAIN SWING, and GRAVEL, has done a fantastic job of putting out a solid vampire comic.
Fevre Dream is set on the Mississippi River. It features a group of vampires who get into league with a riverboat captain to build the biggest, fanciest, and fastest paddlewheel riverboat on the river: The Fevre Dream. Of course, the Vampires have a plan, and it's to fill said riverboat with tons of passengers and have themselves an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, much to the previously mentioned Captain's dismay.
The first issue set things off with a very creepy, and strong start for a Vampire book. It's an Avatar series, so you're definitely going to get all the gratuitous sex and violence you can handle. If you're into good horror comics, give this one a look this week at Third Eye. We've still got limited quantities of issue #2 to get you caught up.
In addition to GRIM HUNT kicking off this Wednesday, there's a companion mini-series featuring everyone's favorite cat-burglar who's first name is not Selina, THE BLACK CAT. This limited series ties in with the events of GRIM HUNT, as the latest heist of the Black Cat puts her face to face with the family that's been terrorizing Spidey and those close to him.
I read the advance of the first issue of this, and I thought it was pretty damn good. It had a very cool, almost retro-psychadelia feel to it. You know, sort of like an updated version of an old school Silver Age Spidey story, but with a lot of teeth to it. Definitely worth checking out, and if you're a Black Cat fan, this is probably one of the best written characterizations of her I've seen.
Steve - NEMESIS #2 = Just like I was thinking, Millar hooks us hard with issue #2. The first issue of any Millar series is always way quick, but it's the second one where he gets ya. I loooved NEMESIS #2, and the origin of the character is definitely ANTI-BATMAN.
Trish - SHIELD #2 = Nostradamus, and Leonardo DaVinci who has a superpower of being the "ultimate architect"? this series is too good!
Torma - BATMAN #700 = Awesome story with an awesome cast of artists.. loved the nod to Terry McGinnis and Batman Beyond in there.
Matt - DEADPOOL: WADE WILSONS WAR #1 = Probably the best Deadpool book I've read since the original ongoing launched a couple years ago. Funny as hell and a solid story to boot!
And that's a wrap, folks, we'll see you guys around the shop this week! Can't wait to hear what you guys thought of NEMESIS #2 and the whole Batman Beyond revelations in #700!