In this week's comics, a new Airbender book is on the stands!

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What can you look forward to this Wednesday? A new Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel, Cthulhu versus The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and futuristic teens trapped in video game dystopias. Let's hop on in!

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First Issues
The debut issue of Infestation 2 — which promises to unite (among several franchises) Transformers, Ninja Turtles, 30 Days of Night, G.I. Joe, and Dungeons and Dragons into one discrete storyline — is out tomorrow. David Hine starts a new chapter of his Bulletproof Coffin saga with Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred, and over at Dark Horse there's the new King Conan: Phoenix On The Sword miniseries by Tim Truman.

Grab Bag
This week, there are new issues of American Vampire, The Walking Dead, Angel and Faith, BPRD: Hell On Earth Russia, All-Star Western, Flash, I, Vampire, Justice League Dark, Incorruptible, and Unwritten. Also, Rick Remender begins a new story arc on Secret Avengers, and Archie meets KISS in his latest Riverdale shenanigans.

You can also read previews of tomorrow's releases of Teen Titans and 30 Days of Night that we've recently run on this very site.

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Illustration for article titled In this week's comics, a new Airbender book is on the stands!

Graphic Novels
Dark Horses publishes the first volume of their Avatar: The Last Airbender digests, which link up with The Legend of Korra.

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Douglas Rushkoff publishes his new science fiction graphic novel with Vertigo, A.D.D. Adolescent Demo Division. Here's the synopsis of this intriguing-looking new book:

The Adolescent Demo Division are the world's luckiest teen gamers. Raised from birth to test media, appear on reality TV and enjoy the fruits of corporate culture, the squad develop special abilities that make them the envy of the world - and a grave concern to their keepers. One by one, they 'graduate' to new levels that are not what they seem. But their heightened abilities can only take them so far as the ultimate search for their birth families leads to an inconceivably harrowing discovery.

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As for reprints, Kingdom Comes gets an Absolute Edition printing, and the first volume of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's original Resurrection Man stories, the latest volume of Irredeemable, and the fourth volume of Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth are out on trade paperback. The second volume of Brian Michael Bendis's Sam & Twitch stories is out on hardcover, as is the first collection of Mark Waid's eminently readable Daredevil.

Other bookshelf material out tomorrow includes Greg Pak's Red Skull Incarnate and Marvel's Strikeforce Morituri on trade paperback, Stan Lee's science fiction Shakespeare remix Romeo And Juliet: The War, and Alan Grant's 2000 AD collection Judge Anderson: Psychic Crime Files.

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And as usual, here's the list of everything being released to comic stores tomorrow, and you can find your nearest comic retailer here. Happy reading, gang!

DISCUSSION

josephberdecia
Joseph

I've read the Avatar book (The Promise -Volume 1), and it's pretty freaking amazing. With all due respect to the "Bryke" team, the writing, plot, and character development is better then most episodes of the main series. However, this is to be expected. The series was often held back due to Nickelodeon wanting to keep it from becoming "too mature." And while Last Airbender had some darker moments, especially in Book 3, often the levity and kid friendly antics outweighed heavy storytelling. "The Promise" however finds a pretty damn perfect balance between *all* those elements, no pun intended. Mike and Bryan's involvement is clearly felt and the slight freedom the book offers them is dramatically clear though Yang's writing. Also, even if you're not an Avatar fan, the art in the book is spectacular. Yang and Gurihiru make every page look like an animated series still capture. It's just brilliant. I would say the only drawback is the book is *very* much intended for Avatards like myself; in other words anyone who hasn't seen the series will be either a bit lost or won't get the full experience. Still, if this is how the time between Last Airbender and Legend of Korra will be filled out it's off to a solid start.