Variant Edition Tuesday is the quick dose of comic knowledge you need before you step into the comic book shop this week: the best books hitting the stands and the latest headlines.

New York Comic Con breaks records, Iron Man opens big, and Spidey goes to Washington. We sneak in a few advance reviews of Moon Knight #18, Amazing Spider-man #558, Young X-Men #2, Avengers Invaders #1 and Cable #3. Our Pick of the Week: Action Comics Annual #11. Plus a Nick's sporting a new 'do!

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