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The GoD List: Comics For October 10, 2012
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Each and every week “Sweet Lou” Henchman21 reads a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. He looks forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of his pull lists, grab some comics, and he’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of October 10, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

It’s a big week of comics as Marvel NOW! kicks off and a the Joker returns to torture Batman, among many other things which I’m sure are also happening in any number of books. There are a ton of books to get this week, including one very special book. So find a paper clip, some chewing gum, and a couple of rubber bands, and make some kind of space ship to take you to your nearest comic retailer, because it’s time for the GoD List!

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IDW Advance Previews, July 11, 2012
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Check out these 9-Page advance preview galleries of the IDW Publishing comics hitting store shelves tomorrow, July 11, 2012.

After The Fire 100-Page Spectacular
Battle Beasts #1 (of 4)
The Crow #1
Doctor Who 100-Page Spectacular
Ghostbusters, Vol. 2: The Most Magical Place On Earth
G.I. Joe #15
Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks
Smoke and Mirrors #4 (of 5)
Star Trek Ongoing, Vol. 2
Transformers: Regeneration One #81
Transformers: Regeneration One 100-Page Spectacular
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 2: Enemies Old, Enemies New
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #3

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Comic Review: Smoke and Mirrors #3
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Smoke and Mirrors #3
Script by Mike Costa
Art by Ryan Browne
Illusions by Jon Armstrong
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Color Assists by Aaron Daly
Covers by Ryan Browne, Francesco Francavilla
IDW Publishing
Release Date: May 23, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Imagine, if you will, a world where magic is not just present, but is the primary means by which things are accomplished. Spells are used to make cars move, light up homes, and do pretty much everything for everyone. And like the oil companies of today, this world has its own businesses that enjoy the benefits of being on top and have no interest in changing the status quo. Smoke and Mirrors #3 gives us a bit of insight into the life of someone ripped from our world and suddenly dropped into this other, more magical, one.

Terry Ward is that tragic individual. A stage magician by trade, he is flabbergasted by the way things function in this new place. But as any good performer does, he manages to quickly adapt to the environment and begins to ply his trade. He spends his days in an out of the way marketplace pandering to the crowds. Things that we take for granted, such as the cup and ball trick or hidden coins, are wondrous to these strangers. Earning just enough to stay alive, he spends his time trying to stay under the radar, so to speak. That is, until a young boy named Ethan sees him perform.

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Comic Review: Smoke And Mirrors #1
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Smoke And Mirrors #1
Script by Mike Costa
Art by Ryan Browne
Illusions by Jon Armstrong
Letters by Robbie Robbins
Color Assists by Aaron Daly
Covers by Ryan Browne, Fiona Staples
IDW Publishing
Release Date: March 21, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Who needs electricity when you can have magic?! The first few pages of Smoke And Mirrors #1 takes everyday knowledge and turns it upside down. Suddenly, science is pointless and magical charms are all the rage! But is something more sinister going on here? The game is afoot!

We open to see the spokesman for The Trade Circle giving a speech to a visiting class of children. It enables the reader to become quickly oriented into this altered world that exists with magic as its primary power source. The brief explanation jump starts the story and we watch as one of the students, Ethan, rocks the boat, so to speak. Prying too deeply into the business of The Trade Circle, he quickly finds himself in trouble. But it also ignites the spark that all children have, the spark of curiosity.

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Neil Gaiman’s Christmas Tale ‘Nicholas Was’ Turned Into A Pop-Up Book
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In 1989, author Neil Gaiman wrote a short story called Nicholas Was”¦ for his Christmas card, which contained calligraphy by Gaiman’s frequent collaborator artist Dave McKean.

Now, Vimeo user nomsa has made a pop-up book out of the 100-word story and set it to music on a video, which you can watch here below.

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