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Food or Comics | Hawkeyed peas

Welcome to Food or Comics?, where every week we talk about what comics we’d buy at our local comic shop based on certain spending limits — $15 and $30 — as well as what we’d get if we had extra money or a gift card to spend on a splurge item.

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Hawkeye #1

Chris Arrant

If I had $15, I’d start things off with Hawkeye #1 (Marvel, $2.99). David Aja’s built up a great track record from his run on Iron Fist to his various one-off issues in and around the Marvel Universe, so seeing him re-team withIron Fist co-writer Matt Fraction is something special. Without creators like these I’d probably balk at a Hawkeye series, but they make this a must-buy. After that I’d get another first issue, Image’s Harvest #1 (Image, $3.50). AJ Lieberman’s quietly written a number of great stories, and this one seems pretty inventive. I might’ve waited for the trade on this, but newcomer Colin Lorimer’s art on it makes me think he’s going to be a big deal and I need to know about it. For the bronze in my $15 pile, it’s Avengers Vs. X-Men #9 (Marvel, $3.99). This week, Jason Aaron and Andy Kubert take point, re-teaming from their great but under-appreciated Astonishing Wolverine and Spider-Man series from a while back. Lastly, I’d get Daredevil #16 (Marvel, $2.99) because Waid is bringing his A-game, and the recent addition of Chris Samnee only makes it even more impressive. The previews for this issue shows guest appearances by Ant-Man, Doctor Strange and Iron Man, so it’ll be interesting to see how Waid factors them into Matt’s world.

If I had $30, I’d get Thief of Thieves #7 (Image, $2.99), which is becoming one of my favorite Image books and Nick Spencer’s finest at the moment. Having Shawn Martinbrough draw it only helps. After that, I’d get Earth 2 #4 (DC, $2.99). James Robinson is really living up to the “New 52” moniker by giving us one of the most imaginative and different takes on the DCU, and Nicola Scott is drawing up a storm here. After that, I’d tie things up with RASL #15 ($4.99). Jeff, you get my money sight unseen.

If I could splurge, I’d take a chance and order Absalom: Ghosts of London (2000 AD, $17.99) because it looks pretty great. British cops governing over an ages-old pact between the English government and hell? Hell yeah.

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Comics A.M. | New York Comic Con three-day tickets go on sale

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Conventions | Three-day tickets went on sale this week for New York Comic Con. Confirmed guests so far include Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Mike Mignola and Josh Gates. [Collider.com]

Publishing | The revelation that DC’s newly reintroduced Green Lantern Alan Scott is gay has moved Christian comic publisher Art Ayris, who is also the executive pastor of a Baptist church, to announce that his company Kingstone Media won’t be including gay characters in its lineup: “If Kingstone is the only comic book company in America doing it, we will stand for the things God says are godly and stand against things that clearly fall under the category of sin.” [Baptist Press]

Retailing | The Avengers movie seems to be bringing new customers into comics stores looking for Marvel titles, at least in Maryland. Pullbox requests for Marvel comics are also up, suggesting some of the uptick is from existing customers. [The Star Democrat]

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Harvest teaser #5: ‘Four out of five doctors agree …’

Image Comics wraps up the week with the fifth and final teaser for Harvest, the upcoming Shadowline miniseries from writer A.J. Lieberman (Cowboy Ninja Viking) and artist Colin Lorimer (Dark Horse Presents) set within the shadowy underworld of illegal organ trafficking. Here’s the solicitation text for the first issue:

Human traffickers.  Rogue medical teams.  Yakuza run organ mills and a six year-old drug fiend.  Welcome to Dr. Benjamin Dane’s nightmare.  His only way out?  Bring down the man who set him up by reclaiming organs already placed in some very powerful people.  If Dexter, ER and 100 Bullets had a three-way and that mind blowing tryst somehow resulted in a kid, that kid would read HARVEST. Medical Grade Revenge.

Check out the full teaser image below. The five-issue miniseries debuts in August.

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Harvest teaser #4: ‘Your H.M.O. may not cover this’

Image Comics has unveiled the fourth teaser for Harvest, the upcoming Shadowline miniseries from writer A.J. Lieberman (Cowboy Ninja Viking) and artist Colin Lorimer (Dark Horse Presents) set within the shadowy underworld of illegal organ trafficking. Here’s the solicitation text for the first issue:

Human traffickers.  Rogue medical teams.  Yakuza run organ mills and a six year-old drug fiend.  Welcome to Dr. Benjamin Dane’s nightmare.  His only way out?  Bring down the man who set him up by reclaiming organs already placed in some very powerful people.  If Dexter, ER and 100 Bullets had a three-way and that mind blowing tryst somehow resulted in a kid, that kid would read HARVEST. Medical Grade Revenge.

Check out the full teaser image below. The five-issue miniseries debuts in August.

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Harvest teaser: ‘Slice, dice and put it on ice’

Image Comics has released a third teaser for Harvest, the upcoming Shadowline miniseries from writer A.J. Lieberman (Cowboy Ninja Viking) and artist Colin Lorimer (Dark Horse Presents) set within the shadowy underworld of illegal organ trafficking. Here’s the solicitation text for the first issue:

Human traffickers.  Rogue medical teams.  Yakuza run organ mills and a six year-old drug fiend.  Welcome to Dr. Benjamin Dane’s nightmare.  His only way out?  Bring down the man who set him up by reclaiming organs already placed in some very powerful people.  If Dexter, ER and 100 Bullets had a three-way and that mind blowing tryst somehow resulted in a kid, that kid would read HARVEST. Medical Grade Revenge.

Check out the full teaser image below. The five-issue miniseries debuts in August.

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Image touts ‘medical-grade revenge’ in Harvest teasers

Image Comics has wheeled out the first teasers for Harvest, the upcoming Shadowline miniseries from writer A.J. Lieberman (Cowboy Ninja Viking) and artist Colin Lorimer (Dark Horse Presents) set in the shadowy world of illegal organ trafficking as Dr. Ben Dane decides to steal back what he’s implanted.

“I had always wanted to do a really sick and twisted book and this world has always fascinated me, so it seemed like a good fit. Especially for the revenge aspect of the story, which ‘Harvest,’ at its heart, is,” Lieberman tells Comic Book Resources. “Excuse the pun. I mean, here we have a ex-surgeon who is tracking down the rich and powerful who paid for illegal organs and taking those organs back. It gets pretty sick. The illegal organ harvesting black market is now a global business onto itself — it’s massive and highly illegal and ridiculously unregulated. But here’s the thing: it makes hundreds of millions of dollars a year. If you were to suddenly make it legal, the combined worldwide profits would make it one of the most profitable businesses in the world. And that’s why it never truly goes away or can be stamped out. It’s just too profitable.”

You can see the teasers and solicitation text below, and read what Lieberman has to say about the series at CBR. Harvest debuts in August.

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