In this issue: The Merc With A Mouth Becomes The Merc With A Movie… Mysteries, Wrapped In Enigmas, Within Quandaries, surrounded by bacon and deep-fried for Tempura… Men In Jodhpurs and Men In Masks, Working Together for a Better Tomorrow. Plus! The redhead wasn’t thrown off a bridge throws down with the the brunette who didn’t turn into a giant bug! Wolverine and Ripclaw: If They Touch, Will The Universes Collapse? And The Return of Tainted Rice…
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Show Notes after the Jump!
Doc Savage and The Spirit?
Fusion #1 (of 3)
(W) Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (A) Tyler Kirkham (Cov) Mike Choi & Sonia Oback
When a rapid and unregistered Ripclaw starts tearing through a small Northeast town, the Mighty Avengers move in to stop him. When the feral hero escapes, theyâ€™re drawn into an inevitable conflict with Cyberforce. A crossover event too massive to be contained in a single issue brought to you by the writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova) and Top Cow favorite artist Tyler Kirkham (Ultimate Fantastic Four, Broken Trinity: Aftermath).
MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #15 (RES)
story MICHAEL ALLRED
art & cover MICHAEL ALLRED
â€œMISTER GRINNING SOUL!â€
A crazed cel phone salesman is being compelled to kill by some unseen force. Frank â€œMadmanâ€ Einstein and his groovy pals, the Atomics, receive â€œthe callâ€ to stop the horror.
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Minck Oosterveer
She has solved every mystery known to man. But there is one mystery that remainsâ€¦ UNKNOWN! Revered as the smartest person alive, Catherine Allingham is the worldâ€™s most famous private investigator. Follow her adventures as she sets out to solve the one mystery sheâ€™s never been able to crack! A new original mini-series from Mark (KINGDOM COME) Waid in the vein of RUSE with international superstar Minck Oosterveer.
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
Superman and Spider-Man have each had their share of love interests over the years, but two have captured their hearts. This week, we toss Lois Lane and Mary Jane Watson into the ring and have them fight for the love and affection of their big beaus. Of course this would be pre-One More Day for Mary Jane and pre-New Krypton for Lois, but you get the idea…
A) Lois Lane
B) Mary Jane Watson
MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION
Rising Stars is a 24-issue comic book limited series by J. Michael Straczynski about 113 people (called “Specials”) born with special abilities following the appearance of a mysterious light in the sky above Pederson, Illinois. The series explores how society may react to the advent of superpowers, and how those who are Specials may react towards society and each other. Rising Stars was one of the first comics produced under Straczynski’s own Joe’s Comics imprint for Top Cow Productions.
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