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Comic Book Pull List: 9/23/2007

Today on my pull list is:

Amazing Spider-Man #606 – Look out, Spider-Man! Hot on the heels of his old girlfriend’s trip home, The Black Cat’s back (and front!), sexier and more dangerous than ever! The deck is STACKED as the one woman that loves Spider-Man more than Peter Parker is up to some devilish shenanigans…and nothing bugs Spider-Man more than shenanigans!

Detective Comics #857 – Batwoman faces off against Alice in an attempt to stop the villainess from unleashing a toxic death cloud over all of Gotham! But Alice has more up her sleeve than just poison, and Batwoman’s life will never ever be the same again.

Fantastic Four #571 – Reed continues his quest to right all wrongs while Ben and Johnny prepare for a trip to Nu-Earth. Val figures out what her dad is up to and Sue wants to know "is that an ultimate nullifier in your pocket?" All that and a world-eater before breakfast! Part two of SOLVE EVERYTHING.

Incredible Hulk #602 – X marks the spot as the most insane father and son duo in the Marvel Universe take on one of the Green Goliath’s most formidable adversaries. That’s right, it’s the JUGGERNAUT, bi–bi–boys and girls! What happens when an unstoppable force meets the Old Power and the gamma-fueled genes of the Strongest One There Is? Massive destruction and emotional revelation, that’s what! Continuing the acclaimed writer Greg Pak’s return to the "Incredible Hulk,”plus, in the "Savage She-Hulk" backup story written by Fred Van Lente, Lyra takes on the all-new Gamma Corps Black!

Invincible #66 – After escaping from a Viltrumite Prison, Nolan Grayson and Allen the Alien must use what they’ve learned to gather the powers of the universe and unite them against the Viltumites. It all starts here, folks: The Viltrumite War looms large on the horizon!

Justice League of America #37 – It’s the epic finale of the 3-part Royal Flush arc as Roulette and Amos Fortune raise the stakes, and the JLA go all in! But with the odds against them, the team had better pray for a last-minute miracle before their chips are cashed in for good.

New Avengers #57 – It was bound to happen and now it has. The Hood loses his grip on the colorful criminals that make his empire. It’s a super-villain turf war and guess who is stuck in the middle? That’s right… the powerless New Avengers. Not to mention the powerless Dark Avengers (who guest star, btw.) Who will replace the Hood as kingpin of criminals??

Spider-Woman #1 – The gorgeous and mysterious Jessica Drew reenters a society she did not make…as an AGENT OF S.W.O.R.D. This brand new series is a perfect companion to the dazzling Spider-Woman motion comic. Containing new story and artwork not available in any other format. This is the start of a major chapter in one of the most high profile characters in all of Marvel Comics.

Star Trek Spock Reflections #3 – Ambassador Spock’s mysterious journey continues! As Spock makes his way toward Earth, he thinks back on another previously untold tale from his past, this time featuring James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy and the crew of the original U.S.S. Enterprise!

Superman Batman #64 – Batman makes a shocking discovery with possible Kryptonian origins that places the duo in certain doom – unless Superman makes the ultimate sacrifice

2 Years!!

I know that I haven’t been very active on this blog as of late.  That might be a pretty good sign or that I have just been pre-occupied with other things, all of which have been good and on the positive side of the karma bridge.  (I have no idea what I was trying to say there <grin>)

The 2 years that I am talking about is that just recently GamersCircle Comics celebrated it’s 2 year anniversary.  Yes, you read that correctly as it has been two years already!

In the two years, we have gotten a real fine bunch of regulars for both the comic book and magic the gathering sides of things.

Around November of 2008, we got our first helping hand

Ben Gartman
Favorite musical group/band:Lincoln Park
Favorite Movie:Transformers
Comic books currently reading:Brave and the Bold, Dark Avengers
Favorite Video Game: Gears of War 2
What do you do to relax: Watch Anime
What does Ben do at GamersCircle Comics:  During the summer, Ben helped out quite a bit with the ‘new’ comic book days, making sure that the proper comics were pulled for those that have a comic subscription through the store.  Ben also keeps the Magic the Gathering binders stocked. 
Ben, thanks for your continued help and support!

Then it was around  March of of 2009 – we got even more help at the shop with –

Alex Tillisch
Favorite musical group: It’s hard to choose one favorite, but I’d have to say Kid Dynamite.
Favorite TV Show: The Big Bang Theory
Favorite Movie: Star Wars…the whole saga counts as one to me.
Comic books currently reading: Amazing Spider-Man, Batman, Batman & Robin,  Berserker, Dark Avengers, Deadpool, Detective Comics, Invincible Iron Man, Kick-Ass, New Avengers, Red Robin, Uncanny X-Men, The Walking Dead, Wolverine: Weapon X, and X-Force.
Favorite Video Game: Zombies Ate My Neighbors.
What do you do to relax: hang out at home, read (comics and novels), and sleep the day away.
What does Alex do at GamersCircle Comics:  Alex has been responsible for making sure that ‘new’ comic book day(s) goes off without any issues.  Alex was also the main "meet & greet" guy for our last Free Comic Book Day.  Alex is pretty new to the comic book industry, but you wouldn’t be able to tell that after talking to him about story lines, writers and artists. 

Then towards the end of June – added yet another person to the clan at GamersCircle Comics

Becky Kaplan
Age: 5
Favorite Musical Group: I don’t really care for picking favorites because there’s just too many to chose from. But if I must, I’ll go with…Secret Chiefs 3.
Favorite T.V. Show: Toss up between The Venture Brothers and Dead Like Me
Favorite Movie: A Scanner Darkly
Comic books currently reading: Kick-Ass, The Sword, Tales Designed to Thrizzle, North 40, Chew, The Boys, Crossed, The Ultimates and collected works by R. Crumb.
Favorite Video Game: The Fallout trilogy (a series counts, right?)
What do you do to relax: read (novels/comics), paint, be indecisive, listen to music, download music, poke dead people, eat food, sleep, and on occasion, watch movies and play video games.
What does Becky do at GamersCircle Comics?:  Becky has been learning all of the ropes to be the Sunday Comic Book Guy/Person.  Becky has been part of a couple FNM (Friday Night Magic) events, and has endured the riggers of getting the new comics on the shelf, into the savers and ready by when the store opens.  Those of you that are video game and comic book connoisseurs, you might recognize Becky from when she used to work at the Folsom GameStop.

The shop has gone through some real good growing changes along with some painful ones too.  All and all, I think I have the best job in the world; there are some really great people that come into the shop every week.

Thanks to all of you that have been with us since Day One and have stuck with us.  And for the new folks that are just discovering us, welcome and thanks for letting us be a part of your routine.

I really want to thank Ben, Alex and Becky for their hard work and help at the comic book shop.  I think I see a day off coming in the near future for me. <grin>

Excitement Is Building Around All Secret Invasion Tie-Ins!

The comic book event of year continues as fans, retailers and critics agree—Secret Invasion is a smash hit! Secret Invasion has everyone asking “Who Do You Trust?” as the fate of the Marvel Universe may be in the hand from the intergalactic threat known as the Skrulls. In order to fully understand the Skrulls’ plan and how our heroes are working to stop them at all costs, these tie-ins give you the full scope on just how serious and dangerous the Skrulls really are! 

Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers #1 starts us right in the middle of the Skrull’s armada arrival to Earth. How will both teams react with a Skrull on each? These two teen teams have to do what they can to push the Skrulls back, but can they trust their Skrull teammates?



Mighty Avengers #15 takes a trip back to the past around the time of Avengers Disassembled and reveals a major hero as a Skrull impostor. Find out just how long a certain hero was out of the picture and had a charlatan in his place.



New Avengers #42 also takes us back to the formation of the New Avengers and reveals just who was behind the breakout that brought the new team together. Make sure to check this out as the true start of the Secret Invasion started here.



Avengers: The Initiative # 14 spotlights how the Invasion has affected the Initiative and how much potential damage can be dealt by possibly having a Skrull in every state. With a special ex-Avenger Delroy Garret assuming the mantle of the greatest Skrull-Hunter Earth has seen, the Skrulls couldn’t possibly stand a chance. Right? 



Ms. Marvel #28, featuring a not so happy Carol Danvers, drops us right in the middle of Manhattan as the Skrulls begin to spread and destroy. Having battled the new-age Super-Skrulls, and potentially losing someone she cared deeply for, Ms. Marvel has her sights set on anyone with green skin and is ready to hand out the bruises.



Now that the Invasion is underway and the world’s greatest heroes face impossible odds, have the Skrulls already won? Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Secret Invasion and all tie-ins, as they continue to sell out quickly at Diamond. The Skrulls are here…and Who Do You Trust?

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance – Unlockables

UNLOCKABLES: More Characters
Want to know how to unlock more characters? You must complete the following tasks in order to get each one. There are six available to unlock plus Hard Mode.

Unlockable How to Unlock
Black Panther Collect Black Panther Action Figures throughout various acts
Dr. Strange Rescue him from Mandrin in Act 1
Hard Mode Complete the game on easy or normal mode
Silver Surfer Defeat Galactus

UNLOCKABLES: Achievements List
Complete the following tasks in order to receive the corresponding achievements.

Unlockable How to Unlock
Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (30) Unlock Nick Fury.
Deathbird’s Defeat (15) Defeat Deathbird.
Doomed Ending (45) Defeat Dr. Doom.
Game Over (15) Defeat Arcade.
Mandarin’s Downfall (45) Defeat Mandarin.
Pugilist (5) Performed 5 Finishing Moves.
Son of a Devil (15) Defeat Blackheart.
Swimming with the Fish (15) Defeat Kraken
The Power Cosmic (45) Defeat Galactus.
Titanic Victory (15) Defeat Titannus.
Wakandan Royalty (30) Unlock Black Panther.

UNLOCKABLES: Team Combination Bonuses
By putting a team of certain characters, you can unlock performance boosts. Each team combination has a name, and what the performance boost will be.

Unlockable How to Unlock
Agile Warriors : 10% Reduced Energy Cost Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Elektra, Deadpool
Avengers : +5% damage Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Spider-Woman, Ms. Marvel
Bruisers : +15 Striking Thing, Captain America, Luke Cage, Ms. Marvel
Fantastic Four : 20 Health per KO Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Thing, Human Torch
Femme Fatale : +5% Damage Ms. Marvel, Storm, Invisible Woman, Elektra, Spider-Woman
Natural Forces : 5%Dmg inflicted as Health Gain Thor, Strom, Human Torch, Ice Man
New Avengers : +5% All Resistances Captain America, Luke Cage, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman
Power Platoon : 20 Energy per KO Silver Surfer, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Thor

The Top 50 Marvel Comics Covers of 2006

IGN (thanks Ross) has a listing of the Top 50 comic book covers of 2006:

#20 #19
New Avengers: Illuminati
Cover by: Gabrielle Dell’Otto
Runaways #19
Cover by: Jo Chen
#18 #17
Marvel Zombies HC
Cover by: Arthur Suydam
New Avengers #19
Cover by: Mike Deodato

#16 #15
Iron Man/Captain America:
Casualties of War

Cover by: Jim Cheung
Marvel Zombies #4
Cover by: Arthur Suydam

#14 #13
Annihilation: Nova #2
Cover by: Gabrielle Dell’Otto
Ultimates #11
Cover by: Bryan Hitch

#12 #11
Wolverine #38
Cover by: Kaare Andrews
Daredevil #83
Cover by: Tommy Lee Edwards