MONDAY TELEMETRY For August 23rd, 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.

The end of one journey marks the beginning of another, as Daken contemplates the road less traveled...a road of truth, desire...and empires.

Witness the power of the BRIGHTEST DAY as death comes to Green Arrow's forest. Is the Emerald Archer worthy of living in the sacred grove? Who else is in there? Will he be Green Arrow's assassin or savior? The mysteries continue!

THOR #613
It's the poisonous fruit of Loki's trickery during the Siege, as the God of Thunder battles demons and monsters to cross from  one side of the desolate dimension to the other! At stake...his life and the fate of all Asgardians!

J. Michael Straczynski's epic Wonder Woman tale continues! In this issue, Diana takes the battle for her heritage to the enemy and discovers that the war may be over before it's even begun! And she's on the losing side...

New Comics In Store 08-25-10

The full list after the jump.


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...

New Comics In Store 08-18-10

A full list of the new comics coming into the store this week after the jump.


Alan Moore on Comedy Central Podcast

Bleeding Cool has reported that Alan Moore can be heard on Utter Shambles, Robin Ince and Josie Long's podcast on the Comedy Central UK website. It reminds of the various audio projects that Alan Moore has produced in the past such as The Highbury Working, Birth Caul, Angel Passage, Snakes and Ladders. These are all "occult workings" presented under the banner of The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels.

Here's the first track from The Highbury Working, a beat seance that conjures up the ghosts of the London borough, Highbury.

Complete Heroclix Web of Spider-Man

HCRealms has in their units section the complete list of characters being released in the new Web of Spider-Man set for Heroclix. Check out the dials and the special powers, no pics up yet unfortunately.


MONDAY TELEMETRY For August 9th, 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.

Introductory issue! Only a buck!
Step into the world of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS! Take your first strides on a long and majestic adventure-fight to stay alive-fight for honor-fight for glory!
In this special issue you'll get two stories introducing you to the upcoming D&D worlds, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content, too. All this leads up to the thrilling release of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #1 in November and a DARK SUN limited series in January. Don't miss this value-priced jumping-on point for the all-new wave of D&D comics! 

BRIGHTEST DAY! A whole new chapter in the epic GREEN LANTERN saga gets under way as Guy Gardner begins his secret mission for Atrocitus, bringing him into conflict with Hal Jordan with massive repercussions for the Green Lantern Corps! Guy takes fellow Emerald Warriors Kilowog and Arisia along as he explroes the Unknown Sectors -- but what happens when they discover his mission and what's waiting for them in the unpatrolled darkness?

THE HULK HAS RETURNED. And three years of epic storytelling explodes as GREK PAK and PAUL PELLETIER bring you the biggest conclusion imaginable--SKAAR, SON OF HULK, finally confronts the father who abandoned him at birth in pain and fire. It's the heartrending, senses-shattering climax to WORLD WAR HULKS--and the Incredible Hulks will never be the same!

One of the first domestic titles from GG Studios!
An epic fantasy set in an ancient Greek "techno-Byzantine," Mediterranea is menaced by a mysterious swarm. Winged creatures from the east threaten the peace of this kingdom, slaughtering anything that comes between them and their goal. Alonisso's nightmares seem to be connected to these mysterious enemies, but not even the wise Auraki seems to know how.

New Comics In Store 08-11-10

The full list after the jump.


The Spirit (1987)

Someone finally posted the Sam J. Jones Spirit movie from the 80s on youtube. Check it. (Mike)