MONDAY TELEMETRY For February 8th, 2010

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 this week.

ITEM! Our Valentine's Day Sale is on and runs through the 14th. 35% off select "girl-friendly" books.

ITEM! Siege #2 is out an it's not too late to take advantage of our February Siege Package Deal for a saving of 35% off this months Siege titles.   

Written by Tony Bedard; Art by Travis Moore; Covers by Francis Manapul

Written by Grant Morrison; Art and Variant covers by Cameron Stewart; Covers by Frank Quitely
BATMAN AND ROBIN double-ships in February with part 2 and 3 of "Blackest Knight" guest-starring Batwoman, Knight and Squire! Only months into his new role as Batman, Dick Grayson faces perhaps the biggest threat of his life. In hopes of attaining his heart's desire, has Dick instead unleashed a terror the likes of which the world has never seen?

Meanwhile, back in Gotham City, Alfred and a recuperating Robin are at the mercy of someone both fearsome and familiar…

DARK X-MEN #4 (OF 5)
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by MIKE CHOI
What has X-Man done to Norman Osborn? Whatever it is, it must be extreme because the Dark X-Men are making a journey into Osborn's mind to fix it!  But once they're in, can they survive the depths of madness they find in the dark corners of Norman's mental minefield?

As far as we can tell this is shipping early, it's not on Marvel's Catalog for this Wednesday and Deadpool #20 isn't out until 2/27. This probably all has something to do with the name change from "Hitman Monkey", to "Hit-Monkey". We're guessing Marvel got a cease-and-desist letter from the makers of the Hitman video games. This probably required changes to the books' text and is why Deadpool #19 and #20 got pushed back and are both due a week apart.
Written by DANIEL WAY
Cover by FRANK CHO
"The Legend of Hitman Monkey"
You're digging him in this month's issue of DEADPOOL and you want to know more about him?  How about his origin story? A troubled soul, set upon a path of vengeance he does not understand.  An assassin without equal, trained in the most secret of killing techniques.  A flesh and blood specter, haunting the killers of the world.  A monkey...with a gun.  Bear witness as the legend is born.  Hitman Monkey.

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