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Even though Marvel changed it’s Ultimate line to Ultimate Comics, and still printed the title banner to read Ultimate Spider-Man, both Ultimate (Comics) Spider-Man #1 and Ultimate (Comics) Avengers #1 have sold out at the distributor level, and are headed back to press.

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Image ComicsInvincibleReview

How to build a super-villain I’ve often wondered what the normals in the world of the superheroes think about.  Do they appreciate those looking out for them?  Do they fear that one day the hero might turn into a villain and nuke their baby on panel for the world to see?  Do they loathe and hate the superhero for raising taxes and insurance premiums every time the city has to clean up or repair all the damage and destruction caused by the last major battle?  And what about those who have lost loved ones in the collateral damage from those

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Another roundup of sneak peeks of titles arriving next week comes from Image Comics.  The company dropped off previews of  Dynamo 5 #20, Proof #17, The Astounding Wolf-man #13, and The Sword #15.

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Buckaroo BanzaiMoonstone BooksReview

Across the 7th Dimension? Wow, I can’t believe it was August when I last looked upon the Buckaroo Banzai prequel from Moonstone Books.  In that time, I pretty much forget everything that happened in the first issue. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as it gave me time to forget about the slips in continuity that comes from someone who hasn’t watched the source material 100,000 times since 1984.  Instead of a four or five issue mini-series, the prequel is wrapped up in two.  Too much?  Not enough?  Or have the halcyon days of the Hong Kong Cavaliers disappeared for

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Fans of Cap Killer Ed Brubaker will probably be interested in his upcoming crime drama Incognito, hitting shelves in January.  Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the first issue that the company claims is a mash up of noir and super-heroics.

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Echinoderms.  Why’d it have to be echinoderms? You gotta love time travel.  Not only do you get to warp the universe around you to make all the bad things go away, you also get to warp the universe around you to make the good things happen.  Such is the case with the greatest hero no one has ever heard of and his Time Lord Chrononaught Time Master son.  What?  That’s a spoiler that was revealed like… three issues ago!  Oh Geez, gimme a break!  Here, put this starfish on your face, and the bad spoiler man will go away.

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Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are teaming to bring a new noir-ish superhero tale from Marvel called Incognito. “Incognito is a project that I’ve been waiting to do for some time now,” said Brubaker. “Where Sean and I previously explored a good guy pretending to be bad and losing sight of the difference, Incognito is the flipside.  The story of a bad guy forced to be good, and what happens when he starts to go stir-crazy from the monotony of normal life.  It’s a dark look at good and evil and pulp and noir all in one hard-hitting package.” Marvel 

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I went to see Wanted on Friday, and even though many of the themes are the same from the MIllar comic, everything else was totally off.  From the “fate” weaving machine, to the magic bullet theory, what was really missing was the “Oh Shnike!” moments that played better in the comic. Was the movie enjoyable?  As an action flick, yes.  As a comic book adaptation, a big no.  I’ve heard some grumblings that the movie was a real downer, with the bad guys winning in the end.  In a movie filled with moral ambiguity having the lesser evil win, sat

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