Covers of the Week! (1 of 4)

These are the best covers out of all comics shipped June 25.

Apple Anthology GN

UDON ENTERTAINMENT CORP
by Various Straight from Korea comes a breathtaking new anthology series! From video games, to animation, to comics, Korean artists have touched all facets of modern media. APPLE lets these artists shine as their creativity flows through eye-popping artwork and wondrous original tales. Artist Hyung-Tae Kim (ROBOT, Magna Carta), is joined by dozens of Korea’s most talented creators.”

Archie Digest #245

ARCHIE COMICS

by Pat Kennedy, George Gladir, Tim Kennedy & Various Things get ‘hairy’ for Archie and Jughead when Reggie convinces them they’ll go bald just like their fathers! Can Dilton’s hair growth formula or the Internet’s ‘cure’ help our heroes tackle their ‘mane’ concern? Then, when Archie agrees to umpire a girls’ softball game, his eye is on more than the bats and ball! Plus, other new and classic tales, puzzles, pin-ups, and games!”

The Art of Animal Character Design

David’s Doodles

by David Colman

Finally, there is an art book above the rest. There are many animal drawing books out there, but none explain how to use the knowledge obtained from study in an actual trade craft. This book explores the methods, philosophies, and secrets of a top character designer in the animation industry when dealing with creating animal characters, both professional production samples and personal work make up the content.

Batman Gotham After Midnite #2 (of 12)

by Steve Niles, Kelley Jones

The Batman has been ambushed by a gang of thugs who want only one thing: the death of the Dark Knight Detective. But there is more to this nefarious plan than it seems. For at the stroke of midnight, the mysterious monster behind this gang wants to strike fear into the hearts of all the citizens of Gotham City!

Jack Of Fables TPB Vol. 3 – The Bad Prince

By:  Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham, Tony Akins, Andrew Robinson, Andrew Pepoy, Russ Braun  

Jack’s now a wayward Fable in the heartland of America. Follow his extreme road stories as he reveals the secret of his former relationship with the illustrious Snow Queen (when he took her powers and became known as Jack Frost).

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TNA Impact Results June 26, 2008.

Consequences Creed vs. AJ Styles

AJ pins Creed after a Styles Clash.

JB comes out and tells AJ that Kurt Angle is waiting in the parking lot for Karen.  AJ runs to the parking lot.

Backstage, security is seperating Kurt Angle from AJ and Karen.  AJ says he’ll protect Karen Angle.

Brother Ray vs. Christian Cage

Johnny Devine runs in and tries to hit Christian with a kendo stick.  Cage catches him and tosses Devine out of the ring.  Brother Ray uses the kendo stick on Cage, leading to a disqualification.  Ray and Devine beat on Cage.  Brother Devon and Tomko bring out a glass topped table.  Ray power bombs Cage off the top rope and through the glass table!  The heels pose, then leave when the EMTs come out to check on Christian.  Eric Young and Kaz come out to check on Christian (a little late, guys).  The EMTs place a towel on Christian’s back to “soak up the blood”.  Nice touch.

JB interviews Kevin Nash.  Samoa Joe interjects.

The Awesome Kong $25,000 Challenge:

“Danielle” signs up to face Kong.  During the match Shantelle Taylor shows up again.  Taylor yells at Kong, Kong shoves her.  Kong beats the hell out of Danielle until the merciful pin following the Awesome Bomb.  Taylor jumps into the ring and brawls with Kong until security seperates them.  Jim Cornette tells Taylor that that’s not how we do things in TNA.  Taylor asks to fight Kong, or Saed, she just wants one more chance.  Cornette brings her back to the office so they can talk about it.

TNA Knocked Out profile on Angelina Love.

Frank Trigg comes out and calls out AJ Styles.  AJ is backstage with Karen, who is trying to calm him down (and for some reason JB is there).  AJ leaves to go after Trigg.  AJ gets to the ring, Trigg leaves, and AJ sees what has been happening in the locker room.  Backstage, Kurt Angle confronts Karen.  He says he won’t lay a hand on Karen, but someone else will.  The Beautiful People attack Karen and put the paper bag on her.

World X Cup Tournament first round match.

Team International and Team TNA come out to watch the match.

Team Japan – Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino vs. Team Mexico – Ultimo Guerrero and Rey Bucannero

Rey and Ultimo pin Naruki after Rey jumps off the top rope and hits a top rope corkscrew senton onto Naruki who is placed accross Ultimo’s knees.

Lauren interviews Jay Lethal and So Cal Val.

Sonjay Dutt wants Val to be “set free”.  Val comes down to the ring to yell at Sonjay.  Jay Lethal runs down the ring to brawl with Sonjay until Dutt runs away.

JB interviews Booker T in his new “star” dressing room.

TNA Rough cut feature on Matt Morgan.

Tomko and Kurt Angle (and JB) talk backstage.  Tomko tells Kurt he’s gone too far and needs to get over Karen.  Team 3D show up and set Kurt up on some blind dates for next week.

“Knockout Bimbo Brawl” – a no-DQ, weapons are legal match.

Moose vs. ODB

Moose hits a double arm DDT onto a chair for the pin.

Kevin Nash vs. Booker T

(Samoa Joe is sitting at ringside)

Booker T pushes over Samoa Joe to take his chair.  Booker then hits Joe with that chair.  Joe gets up and goes after Booker.  Joe is in the ring and attempts to kick Booker, Booker moves and Joe hits Nash instead.  Booker tosses Joe out of the ring and pins Nash.  Kevin Nash and Samoa Joe have dissension in the ranks.

Show ends.