Comics on Our Pull List This Week 11/25/09

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This week at your Local Comic Shop there are some big titles hitting the shelves. First and foremost, Image United #1 finally arrives along with all 37 of its creators. DC Comics has two big contenders with Blackest Night #5 and Superman Secret Origins #3. Nekron shows his skull in Blackest and Clark Kent grows up and moves to the big city, Metropolis. After a long hiatus Powers #1 marks the return of the series and is billed as being a great jumping on point for new readers. Finally, Mirage Studios continues to celebrate its 25th year by re-releasing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 but this time in full color.

What are you reading?

Image United #1
Image United #1
The heroes of the Image Universe are united in order to fight the greatest threat the world as ever faced! You can’t miss this historic event as the original Image Founders draw all the characters they made history with. Each page is an amazing jam piece – it’s a story told in a way never before attempted in comics!
(Check out Robert Kirkman’s TECHLAND guest column, which included the Interwebs first exclusive preview of the first nine pages.)

Blackest Night #5
The moment you’ve hungered for finally arrives! Who controls death in the DC Universe? NEKRON – Lord of the Undead! The dark being behind the undead Black Lanterns makes his presence and purpose known, and our heroes discover they’re not only fighting for their lives, but their after-lives as well. Don’t miss this game-changing issue from superstar writer Geoff Johns and stellar artist Ivan Reis!

Superman: Secret Origin #3
So long, Smallville; hello, Metropolis! Join Geoff Johns and Gary Frank as they explore a very different Metropolis from the one we currently know – one that has yet to experience life with Superman as its protector. Witness the transformative power one person can have on a city as young Clark Kent joins The Daily Planet, and Superman takes to the skies and gives everyone a reason to look up. Over the years, Superman has come to mean everything to Metropolis, but be here to learn why Metropolis means everything to Superman!

(Check out the first 14 pages SMSO #3 here.)

As the year winds down and Mirage’s 25th anniversary comes to a close, we celebrate the momentous first issue by printing the comic in all-new full color for the first time ever! Long-time Mirage Studios colorist Steve Lavigne returns to add his blazing hues to this classic tale of love and revenge by Eastman and Laird!

Powers #1
Because you asked for it, you got it… POWERS IS BACK!! MONTHLY!! From the writer of your favorite blockbuster Marvel comics (DARK AVENGERS, NEW AVENGERS, SECRET INVASION, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) Brian Michael Bendis and award-winning artist Michael Oeming (Mice Templar) comes a brand new chapter in one of the most successful creator-owned comics of the decade! Homicide Detectives Christian Walker and Enki Sunrise investigate murders specific to super hero cases… powers. Where super hero and crime comics explode into each other! This new number one is the PERFECT jumping on point for new readers and a glorious return to form for long time fans. And yes, this book will be shipping monthly. And yes, our horrible letter column is back!!