DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT...
Percy Carey picks the hottest releases from the week of 6/10/09
[Assisted by comicbookpage.com]

BATMAN #687

Written by Judd Winick Art by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter Cover by Tony Daniel & Sandu Florea Variant cover by JG Jones In this special epilogue to BATTLE FOR THE COWL, new BATMAN writer Judd Winick rejoins the Bat Family! This 40-page issue explores the final moments of the Battle for the Cowl as the new Batman learns that winning the Cowl comes at a high price! Witness the new Batman taking to the streets of Gotham City for the first time! Putting a new man inside the Bat-suit was the easy part - now the fun begins! Guest-starring Superman and Wonder Woman, this issue is a must-read for any Batman fan.
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RED ROBIN #1

Written by Christopher Yost Art by Ramon Bachs Cover by Francis Manapul Variant cover by JG Jones Writer Chris Yost (New X-Men, X-Force) and artist by Ramon Bachs (Civil War: Front Line) kick off a brand-new ongoing series right here with 'The Grail' part 1 of 4! Following the aftermath of BATTLE FOR THE COWL, a new Batman watches over Gotham City. But not everyone is ready to give up on the old one. Someone believes that Bruce Wayne may still be alive...and that someone is Red Robin. But who is wearing the Red Robin costume, and why is he traveling the globe looking for a dead man? Whoever he is, he's not alone in his search!
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UNCANNY X-MEN #511

Written by MATT FRACTION Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND 'Sisterhood' We will let this image speak for itself! Part 4 (of 4).
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UNKNOWN #2 (OF 4)

(W) Mark Waid (A) Minck Oosterveer She has solved every mystery known to man. But there is one mystery that remains unknown! Revered as the smartest person alive, Catherine Allingham is the world's most famous private investigator. Follow her adventures as she sets out to solve the one mystery she's never been able to crack - death! A new original mini-series from Mark Waid in the vein of Ruse with Excalibur's Minck Oosterveer.
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UNWRITTEN #2

Written by Mike Carey Art by Peter Gross Cover by Yuko Shimizu Tom Taylor sets off on a desperate search for the truth about his own life - a hunt that will strip bare the hidden connections behind the world's great fictions. As the mysterious Unwritten cabal set their own counterplot in motion to stop him, Tom arrives at the Swiss villa where Frankenstein was conceived and witnesses a terrifying vision! The award-winning team of Mike Carey (X-Men, HELLBLAZER) and Peter Gross (FABLES, Chosen) continue the next epic Vertigo hit!
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X-FACTOR #44

Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO & MARCO SANTUCCI Covers by DAVID YARDIN 'DIRTY SEXY MONET' AND 'CORTEX'-Monet St. Croix: Smoking hot. Steamy. Gorgeous. Did we mention she was smoking hot? And suddenly she's taking charge of protecting X-Factor's client from a serial killer while displaying extreme romantic interest in one of the team. Business as usual? Or something darkly sinister going on? And if you were the one Monet was coming on to, would you care? Meanwhile: what is 'Cortex'? The word keeps coming up in Madrox's serial killer investigation. Now he confronts the one individual who may hold the answers: None other than Victor Von Doom-but it's Doctor Doom as you've never seen him before. The shocks never stop and the surprises never let up!

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