MONDAY TELEMETRY For June 21st, 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! Big week this week! After two somewhat underwhelming weeks we've got a bunch of stuff showing up this week. Check out our other blog posting for a full list of comics, trades, and toys. 

ITEM! Wanna go the Comic-Con 2010 in San Diego? Admission has been sold out, and four-day passes in particular went very fast indeed. Well, The Launchpad happens to have two four-day passes to the con and we're going to give them away to one lucky customer. Just come into the shop from June 22nd through June 27th and everyone making a purchase of at least $10 or more will be entered into the drawing (just mention the Comic-Con Giveaway, one entry per person)!

The Grim Hunt continues as many Spider-powered characters find themselves prey of the Kraven Family! Guest starring Kaine, Spider-Woman, AraƱa and Madame Web. Plus Spidey Sunday Feature and Kraven backup stories!

The Avengers have assembled and the villainous Kang has revealed that they must travel to the future to save their own children from destroying the universe! Yes, the entire universe. But it will take one more Avenger to make the trip complete. Who is the newest hero to join the ranks of the Avengers true?  And why is the once-great hero Wonder Man hell-bent on stopping the Avengers at every turn? Backup feature:  Another brand new oral history of the Avengers chapter by Bendis!

Everyone who bought a DC comics last month probably saw the preview to Green Arrow #1, and here it is! A Brightest Day tie-in that spins off out of the aftermatch of Cry For Justice.
BRIGHTEST DAY shines its light on Star City in this oversized first issue from up-and-coming writer J.T. Krul (BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS, GREEN ARROW #30) and future superstar artist Diogenes Neves (New Mutants)! "The Fall of Green Arrow" has ended. Now who carries the heavy bow of the Emerald Archer? Coming out of the devastation, what miraculous event has occurred in Star City and what mysteries await inside that bring the forces of good and evil in search of its lone protector? Aim for a whole new era starring Green Arrow in this exciting ongoing series!

The beginning of a new era for Superman. If you liked War of the Supermen then you'll want to jump into the regular series here!
DC Comics proudly presents the 700th issue of SUPERMAN, a 56-page extravaganza full of tales celebrating the Man of Steel's past, present and future! First up is a story by the man who actually killed Superman, Dan Jurgens! Then, James Robinson brings his epic run on the title to a close with a touching story featuring art by Benard Chang that brings Superman back to Earth after his time on New Krypton. Finally, we preview the exciting new SUPERMAN ongoing creative team as J. Michael Straczynski and Eddy Barrows provide a story that sets the stage for an explosive, all-new direction for The Man of Steel! (Seriously! Wait till you read this!)

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