Countdown to Action Comics 1000 part 6

Countdown to Action Comics 1000 part 6

Check out part 5 here: http://heroesbeacon.com/countdown-to-action-comics-1000-part-5/ This week, we see how Superman and his friends touch on the far reaches of space. The 1970s were a big time for cosmic stories in comics. One series in particular allowed Jack Kirby to explore and create some of the most iconic characters and ideas that DC has seen at all. If you are not already familiar with the title that launched these, it may surprise you to find…

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New Comics Week of March 14

New Comics Week of March 14

As always, some items on this have been special orders, so if you miss anything, let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to get them for you. Comics ACTION COMICS #999 ACTION COMICS #999 VAR ED ALL NEW WOLVERINE #32 DEODATO NEW MUTANTS VAR LEG ALL NEW WOLVERINE #32 LEG ASTONISHING X-MEN #9 LEG AVENGERS #684 LEG BANNER HULK RETURNS AVENGERS #684 YOUNG VAR LEG BACK TO THE FUTURE…

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Countdown to Action Comics 1000 part 5

Countdown to Action Comics 1000 part 5

Check last week’s part 4 here: http://heroesbeacon.com/countdown-to-action-comics-1000-part-4/ Family has always been important to Superman and becomes more of a focus in my top 10 this week. Whether it is genetic family, adoptive family or protecting other families, many stories show love and hope when you keep your family close.   Friends of Superman #6 There is the family of Genetics and this week, we realize how important Kal-El’s father was to him. Jor-El was a leading…

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New Comics (week of Mar 7)

New Comics (week of Mar 7)

Comics ADVENTURE TIME #74 (C: 1-0-0) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #797 KUDER YOUNG GUNS VAR LEG AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #797 LEG AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #797 MCGUINNESS VAR LEG AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #797 RAMOS CONNECTING VAR LEG ASPEN UNIVERSE DECIMATION #3 CVR A RENNA ASPEN UNIVERSE DECIMATION #4 CVR A ASSASSINISTAS #3 CVR A HERNANDEZ (MR) ASSASSINISTAS #3 CVR B KOCH (MR) ASSASSINS CREED ORIGINS #1 CVR A HANS ASSASSINS CREED ORIGINS #1 CVR B GAME ART ATOMIC ROBO SPECTRE OF…

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Countdown to Action Comics 1000 part 4

Countdown to Action Comics 1000 part 4

This week we acknowledge Kryptonite. Everyone knows that Kryptonite is Superman’s primary weakness. Through the years, there have been many uses for Kryptonite. It is not just the green which weakens Kryptonians, but several other colors which have a variety of effects. To learn more, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUEV9_IBuRE   Foes of Superman #7 Metallo is one of the reasons I mention Kryptonite in the start of this week’s article. John Corbin, first appearing…

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Marvel to relaunch comics again… and why it isn’t that big of a deal.

Marvel to relaunch comics again… and why it isn’t that big of a deal.

As many of you have probably heard already Marvel is planning yet another relaunch in May 2018.  I often hear DC Comics get criticised for how often they relaunch (I’m using the term relaunch instead of reboot, as the issue numbers get changed but the continuity of the world has not changed) but it is actually Marvel that does it far more often.  Since 2011 DC has only relaunched 3 times.  New 52 (2011), DC…

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Countdown to Action Comics 1000 part 3

Countdown to Action Comics 1000 part 3

Before continuing to part 3 of my countdown to Action Comics, you can find Part 2 here: http://heroesbeacon.com/countdown-to-action-comics-1000-part-2/ What makes Superman an everyman hero, is not his powers and abilities. What builds his character is Clark Kent. One of the most important things that builds the character of Clark Kent is the Daily Planet. The friend’s Clark has here help show person behind the cape. While many of the characters on the Planet staff will…

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New Comics, week of Feb 21

New Comics, week of Feb 21

As always some items listed are special orders. If there is anything you miss out on, let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to get it to you as soon as possible. Comics ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #20 (C: 1-0-0) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #796 LEG AMERICAN WAY THOSE ABOVE AND BELOW #6 (OF 6) (MR) AQUAMAN #33 AQUAMAN #33 VAR ED ARCHIES #5 CVR A REG SMALLWOOD ARCHIES #5 CVR B…

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Countdown to Action Comics 1000 part 2

Countdown to Action Comics 1000 part 2

Last week, I began my countdown to Action Comics 1000. You can find part 1 here: http://heroesbeacon.com/action-comics-1000-and-beyond-part-1/ This week, I will continue my countdown of my top 10 friends of Superman and his top 10 foes, but first, a little about how we got here.  While he was not the first costumed hero, Superman was the model from which countless more heroes would come to be based. Many people consider Action Comics #1 to be…

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New Comics (week of Feb 14)

New Comics (week of Feb 14)

Comics ACTION COMICS #997 ACTION COMICS #997 VAR ED AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #42 HAWTHORNE VAR LEG AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #42 LEG AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #16 LEG AMORY WARS GOOD APOLLO #10 (OF 12) (MR) ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #4 (MR) ARCHIE #28 CVR A MOK ARCHIE #28 CVR B PITILLI ARCHIE #28 CVR C SCHOENING AVENGERS #680 LEG WW BABYTEETH #8 (MR) BARBARELLA #3 CVR A CIFUENTES (MR) BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #19…

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