MONDAY TELEMETRY For May 25th, 2009
Welcome to another installment of Monday Telemetry, a weekly blog from The Launchpad that covers some of the more interesting releases or events that are coming to the store in the coming week. For a complete list of the new Wednesday releases, check out the front of our myspace page (www.myspace.com/the_launchpad).
GOTHAM GAZETTE: BATMAN ALIVE
A city looking to rise up. A new Dark Knight is casting his shadow until dawn's early light. A cop looking to solve a murder whose solution may be worse than the crime.
A reporter who can reclaim her social standing only by rejecting everything she believes in. A doctor who has found new life by compromising her old one. One hero who has determined a course of action no matter whose plans it spoils.
Harvey Bullock. Vicki Vale. Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Stephanie Brown. These four ordinary people living extraordinary lives look to regain their balance in a city that turns lives upside down. Morning comes to Gotham City and the time for mourning has passed. How do the people of Gotham City deal with the sudden arrival of hope? Find out in this new one-shot!
GREEN LANTERN #41
Prelude to BLACKEST NIGHT! In "Agent Orange" part 3, the truth behind the eternally corrupt Vega System is finally revealed and the Green Lantern Corps will pay dearly for uncovering the secret. Meanwhile, the greed of Agent Orange knows no bounds as his demand for the universe explodes. Plus, Hal continues to struggle with the abilities of his new power ring.
IGNITION CITY #3
Where did the space heroes go to die? A major new series by Warren Ellis, the writer who reinvented science fiction in comics, in the alternate-world style of the award-winning Ministry Of Space and Aetheric Mechanics - a retro-punk "future of the past" where spaceships still belched smoke and arguments were still settled with laser pistols. Mary Raven's asking questions about the death of her father Rock, here in the interzone settlement in the middle of Earth's last spaceport. Enough questions that she's about to find herself on the wrong end of a couple of ray guns, trapped in a place where no-one cares about murder and the only real currency is fear. Today might be Mary Raven's last day on Earth, and all she has to defend herself is her daddy's old gun and a secret no-one wants told. Ignition City is an on-going color epic told in a 5 issue series featuring the art of Aetheric Mechanics' Gianluca Pagliarani and launching with a Regular and Wraparound cover by Pagliarani, a painted cover by Felipe Massafera, and a rare Design Sketch cover by Pagliarani!
From the bestselling Blizzard computer game comes the most explosive sci-fi action comic ever created! Join the WarPigs, a disbanded team of outlaws reunited by their former captain for one last job: the assassination of Jim Raynor!
Join creators Keith Giffen, Simon Furman and Federico Dallocchio for WildStorm's explosive foray into the world of STARCRAFT with this new ongoing series!
Logan and Hawkeye have finally reached their journey's end, made it to New Babylon, and delivered Hawkeye's secret cargo. But the completion of their mission has come with a great price...and Logan is out for revenge on the man responsible for the annihilation of the world's super heroes, the President of the United States! Don't miss the penultimate issue of the greatest Wolverine story ever told by modern masters MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN! Part 7 (of 8).