MONDAY TELEMETRY For August 16th, 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.

CBGB #2 (OF 4)
The most legendary name in alternative music comes to comics! For decades CBGB was the club that broke acts, like The Ramones, Blondie, Misfits, Talking Heads, that changed the world! Now BOOM! Town brings comics' best talent to tell stories of love, music, heartbreak, confusion and rebellion! In this issue, Ana Matronic of the Grammy-nominated band Scissor Sisters makes her comic book creator debut! While Kill Audio madman Sheldon Vella brings his talents to the stage! Cover by Eisner-award winner Chuck BB!

Looks like the latest issue of the oft-delayed jam comic is finally here!
THE CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE CENTURY CONTINUES! The stage has been set, the pieces are in place - the battle for the entire planet begins here.  The villains of the Image Universe are united against the world, but who's pulling their strings?!  You can't miss this historic event as the original Image Founders draw all the characters they made history with.  Each page is an amazing jam piece - it's a story told in a way never before attempted in comics.

Who is the true master of the mystic arts? Well, it ain't Doctor Strange and it ain't Doctor Voodoo. The bad news is he's here and he is in charge.  And he is gleefully ripping this dimension apart, piece by piece, in his search for relics of power.  How are the legacies of Iron Fist, Doctor Strange and Wolverine connected? Find out here in this brand new eye-popper from Bendis and Immonen! Backup feature: Another brand new oral history of the Avengers chapter by Bendis! 

Everyone's favorite pint-sized Scotsman gets his own origin story, with art by Herogasm artist John McCrea. Mind reeling from recent events in The Boys, Wee Hughie heads home to Auchterladle, the semi-idyllic Scottish seaside town where he grew up. All Hughie wants is some time to himself, to return to the bosom of family and friends, to get his head together after two years of unimaginable, unremitting, and egregious chaos. But our hero's luck has always been more cloud than silver lining, and the familiar surroundings he craves are not all they might be. You can go home again -- but with old pals warped beyond recognition and strangers in town up to no good, whether or not you should is another matter entirely...

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