MONDAY TELEMETRY For February 7th, 2011

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! Two rollbacks this week as the Death of Spider-Man kicks off! Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #153 will be a dollar off, rolledback to $2.99, as will Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #1!

Spider-Man and Iron Man face defeat and death at the hands of the blood-thirsty symbiote and its lethal new host! Bet?Spider-Man never thought he'd actually miss the psychotic serial killer Cletus Kasady inside the murderous alien suit...

Special introductory $1.99 issue!
Enter Hank Medley, a Las Vegas magician at the top of his game. For Hank, everything comes easy: women, fame, and definitely fortune. However, 'Hank the Magnificent' soon realizes that in Sin City, your luck can change at the drop of a hat--or wand--in his case.

Powerful forces of magic once banished from our reality have returned, and Hank is about to step into a world where the wonders of magic have not only come back, but are even flourishing! However, with some of these newly arrived beings intent on vengeance for deeds done to them in the past, will Hank be able to survive this new landscape of reality-and magic?

Created and written by Aspen's own Vince Hernandez, with art by Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez, this specially priced 12-page zero issue is your first glimpse into the exciting new world of CHARISMAGIC! Loaded with tons of extras, including original character designs and sketches, now is the time to be a part of Aspen's newest hit series of 2011! Be prepared because CHARISMAGIC will redefine everything you think you know about magic! Don't say we didn't warn you!

BRIGHTEST DAY rushes forward! Now, make way for Hot Pursuit - the latest speedster to come out of the Speed Force! He's here to make sure no one breaks the speed limit - hero or villain! And just wait until you see whose face is under Hot Pursuit's helmet...

Deep in the heart of Colombia, an immense and unmarked engine hums at a steady, ominous pace. Its purpose: to exploit a tear in the barrier between this world and another; to harvest and refine an exotic energy source for Roxxon Energy Corp. But just on the other side of that tear, inside the Negative Zone, a dark entity of vast power has been waiting for what has seemed like centuries, preparing for the moment when he can finally reach through the tear and once again cast his judgment on humans and mutants alike. For the psychomagnetic abomination called ONSLAUGHT, that moment is about to arrive... and he'll have the girl without a world - NOMAD - to thank for it! Eisner winner Sean McKeever and Filipe Andrade (X-23) team to bring you to the heart of terror and the edge of sanity in this hotly-anticipated epic!

(At Last!)

"BULLSEYE," PART 5-Marking the return of Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon's acclaimed PUNISHERMAX this issue finds the Punisher gunning for the Kingpin with the entire NYPD breathing down his neck. The Kingpin is counting on Bullseye to get the Punisher before the Punisher gets him but the assassin has been slowly driving himself crazy trying to figure out the riddle of Frank Castle.
80 page special issue!
He's literally clawed his way out of hell, but in this savagely super-sized special, Wolverine's inner diablo is unleashed when he leads THE LAST RIDE OF THE DEVIL'S BRIGADE. And Logan's WWII era suicide-mission behind enemy lines is only the beginning of his troubles in a collection from today's hottest talent that takes the long-lived killer to the bayou, the Mojoverse and beyond!

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