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Well, AICN COMICS: SHOOT THE MESSENGER is your weekly one stop shop for comic book -EWS. What’s comic book –EWS? Well, it’s our hodge podge of everything not reviews here at AICN Comics. Sure you can find out the @$$Holes’ critical opinions of your favorite books every Wednesday at AICN Comics. But here, you’ll find special reports such as previews, interviews, special features, and occasionally news gathered here from our online brethren at Newsarama, CBR, Wizard, etc. Sure those guys are the best at reporting news as it breaks. Click on the links for the original stories. This column cuts the crap to run down all the vital information for those of you who don’t follow it as it comes in, and serves it all up with that special ingredient of @$$y goodness.

Howdy all, Ambush Bug here with another slew of previews for you to click through and enjoy. Click on the images to make them gi-normous!

THE DARKNESS: ACCURSED Vol. 2 tpb Writer: Phil Hester Artists: Jorge Lucas, Michael Broussard, Joe Benitez, Dale Keown, Ryan Sook, Steve Firchow, Lee Carter, Matt Timson, Stjepan Sejic Publisher: Top Cow Release Date: This week!

SPIDER-WOMAN #1 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Art: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: This week!

TITANIUM RAIN #2 Writer: Josh Finney Art: Kat Rocha Publisher: Archaia Release date: In this month’s Previews!

MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #17 By Mike Allred Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: This week!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18 Writer: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning Art: Wesley Craig Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: This week!

DARKNESS / PITT #2 Writer: Paul Jenkins Art: Dale Keown Publisher: Top Cow Release Date: This week!

ATOMIC ROBO #5 (of 5) Writer: Brian Clevinger Art: Scott Wegener Publisher: Red 5 Comics Release Date: This week!

GIANT-SIZE WOLVERINE – OLD MAN LOGAN #1 Writer: Mark Millar Art: Steve McNiven Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: This week!

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  • Sept. 21, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST


    by Snikkar124

    gonna get old man logan.Love that bastard!!

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    New Avatar Viral Site and Footage

    by Snikkar124

    Coca-Cola Zero has launched a new viral site for James Cameron's Avatar on the "AVTR Program." The site at gives you daily insight into the anthropological, biological and cultural advances the characters in the movie are making on the planet Pandora. The site says that Pandora "represents great hope for humankind."

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST


    by Ravengregory

    Looking forward to Old Man Logan moreso than any book I've read the last couple years.

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Who cares about Spider-Woman?

    by The Penultimate Gunslinger

    Am I missing a trick here? Admittedly I'm only familiar with very recent Spider-Woman stories, but as far as I can tell she was only interesting when she when she was revealed to be the Skrull Queen (and of course that wasn't really her).

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Chubby Rain >>>>> Titanium Rain

    by YackBacker

    Because when the aliens come down to Earth, they come inside raindrops, making the rain chubby. Chubby rain!

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Oh Boy

    by Joenathan

    Old Man Logan and Planetary in October? Awesome

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Old Man Logan!

    by fiester

    Cranky old bastard! Love it! Stay off his lawn, kids!

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST


    by Sailor Rip

    I too thought of Bowfinger when I read that title.

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Sailor Rip

    by YackBacker

    I don't know why, but for some reason "Chubby Rain" still cracks me up. I kinda wished they made that movie!

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST


    by mrfantomashawk

    is it me, or does the cover to wolverine old man logan look like a goatse lol

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Old Man Logan

    by Dr.Zeus

    Isn't it great that someone finally uses a character that was meant to be a lethal weapon, In a manner that he was meant to be used? I'm looking forward to the last issue of Old Man Logan. Hopefully it will be as entertaining as the rest were.

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST


    by Dr.Zeus

    It's a damn shame that as much of a fan base that Pitt once had...that its taken so long to do something new with the character again. I guess i'll just never understand how someone can receive a once in a lifetime opportunity only to squander it away.

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Hulk gang versus Old Man Logan!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Can't wait to read this one!

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    "Who cares about...."

    by Homer Sexual

    I think it's rather an unfair criticism to say that no one cares about whatever character. Now, I admit to being defensive as Jessica Drew is one of my all-time most favorite characters. <p> But saying "who cares about" doesn't give any new character a chance, and would result in like 5 characters dominating all comics (not that different, really, than the current status quo). At least let the new characters have a chance. If the book sucks, attack it. If it doesn't sell, it'll die. <p> This looks like a good week for new comics, I must say. Also, must say that I will be buying OML in the graphic novel and am very, very glad I haven't bought the issues on that one. <p> Also must say that I just read Volume 10 of Walking Dead. Took less than an hour. If ever a book was written for the trades...

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I know absolutely nothing about Spider-Woman

    by Snookeroo

    But I'm going to buy the comic for the artwork alone. That's incredibly beautiful graphic artwork. Thanks for posting the preview.<br><br>Atomic Robo looks like it's worth a shot, too...I heard an interview with the creator on Comic Geek Speak. Seems like a really nice guy -- makes me want to support the comic just because the guy's not a tool.

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Wolverine + Cormac McCarthy=Old Man Logan.

    by GoodTimeBobby

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Homer Sexual

    by The Penultimate Gunslinger

    That's a good point dude. In the hands of a good writer any character can be interesting. Like I said I haven't read that many old Jessica Drew stories, but she does seem to have quite a few fans so she must be doing something right. It's just that in everything I've read with Spider-Woman in (basically just New Avengers) she never seems v interesting to me. But I'll reserve my judgement on this new series til I've read it.

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Frank Cho's "50 Girls 50"


    it might be too late, but he's having a contest to see who will draw his next comic. http://tinyurl. com/mh2dds

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    I guess OML's kids won't be needing that XBOX after all...

    by Zardoz

    I think Old Hulk had Logan's family killed because he WANTS to die, and OML's the only one who can do it. After all, he's STILL the best at what he does...

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Who Cares About Spider-Woman?

    by Pogue__Mahone

    Um... I do. Always dug her... and now that we know that that WASN'T her for years? A great way to explore character... interpersonal relationships with the Marvel characters... and The Beast and Brand to boot? Not to mention - as someone already has - some BEAUTIFUL, emotionally resonant artwork? I'm in! This will be wonderful, I hope.

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    re: Who Cares About Spider-Woman?

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    aparantly she's the one they're rubbing one off over these days.<p> Back in my day it was Betty Rubble<br> What a woman

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST

    I've never cared for the 'cinematic' style of comic art

    by kevred

    It just seems like a lot of padding to me, page after page of nothing happening. If I want that kind of slow, non-visual entertainment, I'd much rather get it from books (which offer more capacity for depth and much more story for the money) or film (which offers much greater expressiveness and substance to those 'still' moments).<p>To each their own, but I like things to happen visually in comics, and for individual panels to have more dynamism to them. (Dialogue is important, but most comic writing isn't good enough, frankly, to base a comic on.)<p>Whole pages of pseudo-widescreen panels of closeups of characters faces furrowing their brows isn't that interesting to me.<p>I don't know--are comics these days done in storyboard form to pitch them as potential movie properties? I have a hard time staring at digital coloring for that long.

  • Sept. 21, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Luv comics, ru a fanboy who...

    by Master Bruce

    has dreams of making them yourself one day? Then check this out; it's the story of a comic book fanboy whose life is forever changed by Batman, Oprah, and Dr. Phil...

  • Sept. 22, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    I love Spider Woman

    by the Green Gargantua

    maybe it's her costume? I dunno, but her thinking about wolverine is great for some reason.