It is Tuesday, August 6th, we’re going to be looking at our picks for New Comic Book Day this week:

Red’s Picks of the Week

Absolute Carnage #1

Written by: Donny Cates

Penciled by: Ryan Stegman, ArtGerm (Variant Cover)

Red: This is it, the event Spiderman fans have been waiting for, the return of Carnage! They turned Venom’s world upside down, what does Cletus Kasady have in store for New York? We’ll find out this week!

“After turning Venom’s world upside down a year ago, DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN are about to put the Sinister Symbiote through hell again, only this time CARNAGE has come calling, and everyone who’s ever worn a symbiote is dead in his sights! He’s skirted the periphery of the Marvel Universe for months, but Cletus Kasady at last stands poised to make his grand return to New York in a blistering 60-PAGE story‚Ķ and he wants to paint the town red!”

House of X #2

Written by: Jonathan Hickman

Penciled by: Pepe Larraz

Red: We covered the first issue about the new changes that were introduced; Now it’s time to see what else Xavier and Magneto have planned for our fellow mutants.

“Learn the truth about one of the X-Men’s closest allies…and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men’s world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!

Lois Lane #2

Written by: Greg Rucka

Penciled by: Mike Perkins

Red: One of DC’s popular twelve issue mini-series to date and on the market has brought back the Lois Lane people have come to love over the years; but what is she hiding from her husband? We’ll find out this week!

Famed writer and reporter Lois Lane never worries about speaking truth to power-so what’s she hiding from the most powerful man on the planet (and her husband), Superman? Investigating a widening international conspiracy, Lois puts herself in the crosshairs with backup from an unlikely new ally from the streets of Gotham City.”

Vampirella #1

Written By: Christopher Priest

Penciled by: Ergun Gunduz, Alex Ross (Virgin Cover Artist)

Red: This is it! Vampirellas 50th Anniversary and Dynamite is bringing in an All-Star Cast of Cover Artists for the occasion! Here we have a Virgin Cover, drawn by Artist, Alex Ross!

Batman #76

Written By: Tom King

Penciled By: Tony S. Daniel

Red: Tom King has written memorable Comic Stories throughout his time at Marvel and DC, stories such as Vision, Batman/Flash: The Button, Mister Miracle, and Heroes in Crisis (Some disliked the Story but in my opinion, it was one of the best stories out there.) But his Batman run is one heck of a ride, some may criticize it but he has brought a lot to him than most compelling adventures that other Writers couldn’t do.

‘City of Bane’ continues! Bane has taken over Gotham City, and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least, not a Batman anyone recognizes. Flashpoint Batman is now patrolling the city, dispensing a violent brand of justice and taking out rogue villains who haven’t yet signed on with Bane. It’s all building to a rebellion among the bad guys who don’t want to play along- and distrust in those who do! Meanwhile, a surprising ally has come to Bruce Wayne’s aid, nursing him back to health so that he can get back to his city.”


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