DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT...
Percy Carey picks the hottest releases from the week of 7/8/09
[Assisted by comicbookpage.com]

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #36

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Penciled by PATRICK OLLIFFE Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL As Peter Parker prepares for the 2nd most important wedding day of his life, a new enemy brutally rises up from Spidey's past. Plus the introduction of some brand new family members promises to make this a wedding that he wishes never happened!
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BATMAN #688

Written by Judd Winick Art by Mark Bagley & Art Thibert Cover by Tony Daniel & Sandu Florea There may be a new Batman in Gotham City, but that doesn't mean the city wants him. As Two-Face and Penguin take measures to keep the new Dark Knight at bay, one of the archvillains makes a startling discovery about the new Caped Crusader. Plus, Batman trains the new Robin, and Mark Bagley starts a 4-issue stint as guest artist!
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DRAFTED: ONE HUNDRED DAYS

Author: Mark Powers Artist & Cover: Chris Lie Humanity has repulsed the first wave of alien invaders-but the battle has left much of America in shambles. As the coldest winter in a century assaults the starving, shell-shocked populace, it falls to a former U.S. Senator to rally a small construction unit in the frozen, haunted remains of Chicago. A man whose own destiny has been changed by the war: Barack Hussein Obama
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GREEN LANTERN #43 (BLACKEST NIGHT)

Written by Geoff Johns Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari The official prologue to BLACKEST NIGHT starts here as the first Black Lantern is born! Black Hand has been an enemy of Hal Jordan since Hal's early days as a Green Lantern. But even Black Hand is unaware of the true power he holds that will connect him to the Blackest Night! Discover this villain's connection to death and the Black Lantern Corps! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari).
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UNWRITTEN #3

Written by Mike Carey Art by Peter Gross Cover by Yuko Shimizu 'A wish-I'd-thought-of-it premise, beautifully executed. Highly recommended for anyone who thinks that fantasy can do more than just help you escape the real world.' - Brian K. Vaughan Tom Taylor travels to the place where Frankenstein was conceived - the same place his father wrote the first Tommy Taylor book. And, of course, that can't be just an innocent coincidence... Continuing the acclaimed new series from the award-winning LUCIFER team of Mike Carey (X-Men, HELLBLAZER) and Peter Gross (FABLES, Chosen)!
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WEDNESDAY COMICS #1 (OF 12)

WEDNESDAY COMICS #1-4 In July, DC Comics gives a fresh twist to a grand comics tradition with WEDNESDAY COMICS, a new, weekly 12-issue series by some of the greatest names in comics today! WEDNESDAY COMICS is unique in modern comics history: Reinventing the classic weekly newspaper comics section, it is a 16-page weekly that unfolds to a sprawling 28' x 20' tabloid-sized reading experience bursting with mind-blowing color, action and excitement, with each feature on its own 14' x 20' page. Spearheaded by DCU Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello, whose past editing credits include BATMAN BLACK & WHITE, DC: THE NEW FRONTIER and SOLO, each page of WEDNESDAY COMICS spotlights the continuing adventures of DC heroes, including: o BATMAN, WEDNESDAY COMICS' weekly cover feature, by the Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso o ADAM STRANGE, by writer/artist Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100) o METAMORPHO, written by New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman with art by Eisner Award-winner Michael Allred (Madman) o THE DEMON AND CATWOMAN, written by Walter Simonson (Thor, MANHUNTER) with art by famed DC cover artist Brian Stelfreeze o DEADMAN, written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck, art by Dave Bullock o KAMANDI, written by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) with art by Ryan Sook (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL) o SUPERMAN, written by John Arcudi (The Mask) with art by Lee Bermejo (JOKER) o WONDER WOMAN, written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell (Dare Detectives) o GREEN LANTERN, written by Kurt Busiek (TRINITY, ASTRO CITY) with art by Joe Quiñ;ones (TEEN TITANS GO!) o TEEN TITANS, written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway o SUPERGIRL, written by Jimmy Palmiotti (JONAH HEX) with art by Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL) o HAWKMAN, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN, Special Forces) o SGT. ROCK, written by Adam Kubert (SUPERMAN: LAST SON), ilustrated by legendary comics artist Joe Kubert o THE FLASH, written by Karl Kerschl (TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE, THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE) and Brenden Fletcher, illustrated by Karl Kerschl o METAL MEN, written by Dan DiDio with art by Ian Churchill (SUPERGIRL).

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