THIS WEEK AT YOUR COMIC SHOP 9/17/14

For the complete list of this week’s comics, click here.

Not sure where your local comic shop is? Try comicshoplocator.com!

(note: all information including ad copy is from the publisher)
If you can’t make it to the shop, just click on any of the images below to be taken to an online retailer. I don’t get any referrals for these sales, I’m just doing my bit to spread the word on some neat products.

PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS (“AR” means “ask your retailer for the price”)

DC COMICS
Astro City Through Open Doors TP, $16.99
Astro City Victory HC, $24.99
Batman And Robin Futures End #1 (Patrick Gleason & Mick Gray Regular Cover), $2.99
Batman Eternal #24, $2.99
Batwoman Futures End #1 (Rafael Albuquerque Regular Cover), $2.99
Gotham Central Special Edition #1 (not verified by Diamond), $1.00
Multiversity The Society Of Super-Heroes Conquerors Of The Counter-World #1 (Chris Sprouse & Karl Story Regular Cover), $4.99

New 52 Futures End #20, $2.99
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #2, $3.99

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Bionic Woman Season Four #1 (Photo Variant Cover), AR
Shadow Midnight In Moscow #4 (Of 6)(Howard Chaykin Regular Cover), $3.99

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS
DC Batman Automobilia Figurine Magazine #40 (Dark Knight Rises Movie Bane Tumbler), $20.00
Star Trek Starships Figurine Collection Magazine #23 (Nebula Class), $20.00

MARVEL COMICS
Avengers #35 (Jim Cheung Regular Cover), $4.99
Avengers World #13, $3.99
Daredevil #8 (Chris Samnee Regular Cover), $3.99
Savage Hulk #4 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $3.99
Sub-Mariner And The Original Human Torch TP, $39.99
Thor God Of Thunder #25 (Esad Ribic Regular Cover), $4.99
Uncanny Avengers #24, $3.99
Uncanny X-Men #26, $3.99
Wolverine And The X-Men #9, $3.99

MOVIELAND CLASSICS
Famous Monsters Of Filmland #267 (Cthulhu Cover), $9.99

PANTHEON BOOKS
Charles Burns’ Sugar Skull GN, $23.00

TITAN PUBLISHING
Michael Moorcock’s Elric Volume 1 The Ruby Throne HC, $12.99

Videos
Captain America The Winter Soldier BD + DVD, AR

Doctor Who Deep Breath BD, AR

Doctor Who- Robot of Sherwood

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Written by Mark Gatiss
Transmitted 6 September 

The Doctor grants companion Clara Oswald a wish. Any place, any time she wishes to visit. The result is a trip to see Robin Hood, whom the Doctor insists is fictional. When they arrive in a sylvan glen, the Time Lord comes face to face with the myth made flesh, the real Robin Hood, and he hates him. Investigating the mystery of this myth made real, the Doctor soon discovers that the evil Sheriff of Nottingham has an army of robot knights and that his castle is a crashed space craft. There is some relief in these revelations as Robin Hood is just a story… or is he?

The third story of the eighth series of Doctor Who is a light-hearted comedy from Mark Gatiss, the same fellow who gave us The Unquiet Dead, The Idiot’s Lantern, Victory of the Daleks, Night Terrors, Cold War and The Crimson Horror. I am a massive fan of his, but have to admit that his track record for Doctor Who scripts is spotty. This story is somewhat influenced by the classic 1973 adventure, the Time Warrior which has a similar but a much more interesting plot. Given that Gatiss is a fan of the Pertwee era, I suspect this was intentional. As the Doctor attempts to explain how the TARDIS could arrive in a fantasy, he even references another Pertwee story, Carnival of Monsters.

After dueling with Robin Hood using a spoon and a leather gauntlet (I really do not want to know why the Doctor has a single leather gauntlet on him), the Doctor is introduced to Robin Hood’s Merry Band and is still suspicious. He goes on to prove, use scientific methods, that these men cannot be the real characters of legend. The story progresses with a challenge in the castle to find the greatest archer (still following the myth of Robin Hood). The Doctor interferes with the challenge using extraordinary archery skills resulting in a squabble with Robin, broken up by an army of robot knights who shoot crucifix lasers from their heads (why? no idea).

Imprisoned in the dungeon, the Doctor devolves into a prattling ninny with Robin as they get into a pissing contest. This prompts Clara to ask the very question I had in mind about the episode in general, ‘The Doctor and Robin Hood in a dungeon and this is the best you can do?’ Ugh. Dire dialog… and all too apt.

Taken in by the Sheriff, Clara tries to use her feminine wiles to get some info, but she is very bad at it and the Sheriff is a comedy villain so… never mind. Using alien technology, the Sheriff has dreams of taking over the world by firing the alien rocket hidden inside the castle at the seat of England’s royalty. But the rocket ship is broken and requires new circuits which he is somehow making using an old foundry and any gold stolen from the populace.

The Doctor, Clara and Robin put aside their differences and literally work together to fire a golden arrow at the craft which could explode rather than fly. The ‘extra gold’ somehow sends the rocket into orbit… where it explodes, taking the robot army with it. None of this makes any sense and we are given some drivel about how ‘we are all stories’ at the end and Robin Hood says that he and the Doctor are similar. So all of the theories that the Doctor had about Robin Hood being fictional (and he *should know,* right?) are apparently wrong and despite the mountain of evidence Robin Hood really is a cackling loon with perfect teeth.

I recall hearing early on that Ben Miller (previously in the running for the part of the new Doctor) was cast as the Master in this series and it is downright uncanny how much he resembles Anthony Ainley (the Master from the 1980’s). But… that appears to be wishful thinking. In the end, this story was forgettable and full of contradictory ideas, moments such as the Doctor trying to get a urine sample from Robin Hood and the aforementioned spoon-sword fight.

What a mess.

Is Ben Miller the Master?

Is Ben Miller the Master?

One of the only highlights of this episode was the brief reference to the Robin Hood TV series starring Doctor Who Number Two, Patrick Troughton. That was a pleasurable sight!

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The 2014 ratings so far (via DrWhoTV):

Deep Breath 6.8m (overnight) 9.17m (final) AI 82
Into the Dalek 5.2m (overnight) 7.29m (final) AI 84
Robot of Sherwood 5.2m (overnight) 7.28m (final) AI 82

Next time: Listen

Doctor Who – Into the Dalek

Into the Dalek

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Written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat
Transmitted 30 August 2014

Having left Clara Oswald at Coal Hill School to live an ordinary life, the Doctor travels the universe and ends up encountering a Dalek space war. After rescuing a soldier named Journey Blue, the Doctor reunites her with her friends aboard the starship Aristotle, hiding on the dark side of an asteroid. While the crew is suspicious of the Doctor at first, they soon seek his help with a most unusual discovery, a damaged Dalek who acts very un-Dalek. Still unsure of his character, the Doctor recruits Clara to be his conscience as they are miniaturized and travel into the Dalek. She’s reluctant to join in as she is very intrigued by a fellow teacher at Coal Hill School, ex-soldier Danny Pink. Once inside the monster’s outer shell, the Doctor and his friends encounter strange and deadly obstacles on their way to understanding what could change a Dalek so drastically. Meanwhile, the Dalek fleet hunts for the Aristotle, drawing closer with every second.

I pointed this out on my previous review of Deep Breath, but the eighth series of Doctor Who is a big risk taker. Replacing Matt Smith who was incredibly popular with an older Doctor (thus removing the equally popular romance angle) and changing the character from a playful one to a darker grumpier personality is one thing. This story delves into a deeper problem hinted at in Deep Breath. This Doctor is certainly not the noble hero we are used to. Even he is unsure if he is a good man… and that’s troubling.

The Daleks are famous for making Doctor Who an overnight sensation and cemented its place as a national institution. All that said, they have become nearly a joke in the new program. While 2005’s Dalek was a wonderfully intense modern revitalization of a classic monster, the subsequent appearances have been progressively less impressive. This story rights that situation, delivering the most exciting and unusual adventure featuring these time-honored foes. After last week’s story, this is a step in the right direction.

The guest cast is stellar (including Michael Smiley who worked with Ben Wheatley before) and the setting, an intergalactic war with the Daleks, is inspired after the all too familiar Victorian world last week. Also, this is the first story in ages to have unusual trippy imagery as the Doctor travels into the miniaturized world. Along with the revamped signature tune, the special effects in this story is a love letter to the classic psychedelic 60’s era.

Like many Whovians, I am a huge fan of the Daleks. Surprisingly, it has been a very very long time since the dreaded pepper pots made an impression as dynamic as the one seen here. When the assault squad storms the Aristotle, I felt echoes of Resurrection of the Daleks. They finally have teeth again and the body count was high. To add to their menace, the Doctor was struggling with a Dalek from within adding another (more psychological) layer to the tale.

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Searching for some guidance on morality, the Doctor is reluctant to accept the Dalek’s insistence that it has changed. But after telling the time lord of an experience in which it witnessed the birth of a star, he is confronted with a new message contrary to the Dalek credo of exterminate, “Life wins.”

The new series of Doctor Who has been attempting to do something new with the Daleks since 2005 with varied results. In this case, the viewers are faked out with the possibility of a ‘good Dalek.’ When the Doctor accepts the Dalek’s statement that it has changed and he saves its life by sealing a radiation leak… he realizes how wrong he was. The Dalek returns to its usual persona and starts killing everyone. In a desperate act to get in touch with what could be a hopeful ounce of something new within the Dalek’s datacore, the Doctor shows the creature the universe as he sees it. The Dalek sees wonder and beauty…. and hatred for Daleks.

Then things go all pear-shaped with the human soldiers stuck between a single kill crazy self-hating Dalek and an entire assault squad hellbent on killing them all with the Doctor rattling around inside trying to fix things.

The 2014 ratings so far (via DrWhoTV):

Deep Breath 6.8m (overnight) 9.17m (final) AI 82
Into the Dalek 5.2m (overnight) 7.29m (final) AI 84

A story of horror, psychological and emotional interest plus adventure, this is exactly what I have wanted from Doctor Who from the beginning (along with trippy visuals). The inclusion of the Daleks and the another sterling performance from Peter Capaldi makes this a stand out episode… and gets me very excited for next week.

Oh, crap.

Next Time: Robot of Sherwood

Doctor Who – Deep Breath

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Written by Steven Moffat
Transmitted 23 August 2014

The TARDIS crash lands in Victorian London where the time travelers are reunited with the Paternoster Gang (Madam Vastra, Jenny and Strax… I cannot believe I once said I wished to see more of these overused characters). A dinosaur is loose in the streets and people are being harvested for parts by cyborgs… and no one seems to care. Throughout this cobbled together story, the Doctor’s companion Clara struggles to accept this new Doctor and the Doctor himself has a difficult time adapting as well.

Since William Hartnell departed the program only to be replaced by Patrick Troughton, regeneration stories (as they later became known) have been tricky things. Viewers need to be sold on an all-new iteration of their favorite hero, the production team has to find a way to convey something new while retaining the legacy of the program and most importantly a new actor must find his way into the longest running and most revered role on TV.

As a fan, I’ve seen this occur a few times and it’s never pleasant. The transition from Tom Baker to Peter Davison was a weird one. Davison was younger and the entire tone of the series shifted around him from light-hearted comedy to a more serious and intelligent sci-fi. To make things easier on fans, Davison’s first story was interwoven into a trilogy of stories starting with The Keeper of Traken. The Master, a classic villain revived for a new audience was included. Plus, a trio of young companions who had been seen with his predecessor were along for the ride. 1982’s Castrovalva is not a total success, but a lot can be learned from it. It remains a touchstone for Whovians of my generation.

Deep Breath shares some qualities with Castrovalva as it not only includes a known companion but three recurring guest stars and a surprise appearance at the end by Capaldi’s predecessor, Matt Smith. It shows the self-consciousness of Moffat and company, which is for good reason as Capaldi is the first real deviation from the romantic madcap hero introduced in 2005 (several traits are shared between Eccleston, Tennant and Smith). However, it detracts from the story and weakens Capaldi’s performance rather than bolstering it. An extra-long episode of 76 minutes, this story was screened in cinemas over the world and received great acclaim.

Pity it’s such a disappointment.

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The script is a cobbled mess. Not only does no one seem to care about a massive dinosaur roaming about, but a half-faced killer cyborg stalks the streets in broad daylight with no reaction from a soul. I kept waiting for a big reveal as to why the general populace was so dim, but if it was mentioned I missed it. The dialog is awful, with the usual Moffat exposition spewing forth from every character and Madam Vastra reminding us that she is a lesbian lizard woman married to Jenny almost every time she is on screen and Strax hammering home the same tired jokes he has had for years. The new Doctor’s dialog is terrible, reverting to the usual ‘tell don’t show’ variety as we hear how old he looks several times over.

The Doctor and Clara have a very negative chemistry, neither one treating the other with much kindness as the Doctor sees Clara (previously viewed as the Impossible Girl) as a self-involved annoyance. This is bold indeed and hearkens back to the days of the 6th incarnation who was crotchety and irritable. This new Doctor is shrewd and appears colder than his predecessors. He tackles problems head on in a fearless and often cruel manner. Whereas Smith’s Doctor was a magical and whimsical character whom Clara doted on, this man is a stranger.

Quibbles- Why is Clara so incapable of accepting a new Doctor after she had traveled through his entire timeline and saw all of his previous faces? She even met Ten and the War Doctor!

Also, why did the cyborgs need a dinosaur? Or was it just fortuitous that the TARDIS brought it along? And why were they named after Marie Antoinette? Wasn’t the gimmick of the SS Madame de Pompadour in Girl in the Fireplace tied to the harvesting of her parts for the ship? Plus the Doctor didn’t see the name of the ship, only the viewers did so he’s not going to make any sense of it.

I had expected more from Ben Wheatley (a director I enjoyed from Kill List, Sightseers and A Field in England) but this was a very uneven episode. Additionally, the effects were incredibly poor. Plus, for a family program, isn’t the notion of hot air balloons made from human skin and the Doctor hiding in a cadaver disguise… rather obscene? Not to be a prude, but if this is meant to be watched by kids they really need to steer away from such gruesome stuff.

The only real highlight of this disaster is Capaldi himself. He has a dire script to work with more centered on the background characters and a monster who uses a cafe to destroy the human race, but manages to squeeze one excellent scene in. The final confrontation between this new Doctor and ‘Half Face’ is chilling and fascinating. It takes an initial firm step in paving the way forward for this series in its 51st year.

As I have been through several transitional episodes, from the great 11th Hour to the dire Time and the Rani, so I was ready for an awkward ride. However, this was handled so poorly that not only was the character of this new Doctor (Moffat seems reluctant to label his number) ill-defined, it also failed to establish a new tone or an excitement to keep watching.

I realize that I am in the minority, based on the positive viewing figures that eclipsed that of Matt Smith’s Eleventh Hour debut. I do wish the program success and feel that, given the right material, Capaldi could be the finest of Doctors, bringing something new to the part. He is certainly the highest profile actor to play the Doctor since Chris Eccleston and has loads of potential and interest. All he needs is better scripts and less material like this.

The 2014 ratings so far (via DrWhoTV):

Deep Breath 6.8m (overnight) 9.17m (final) AI 82


Next week: Into the Dalek

THIS WEEK AT YOUR COMIC SHOP 9/10/14

For the complete list of this week’s comics, click here.

Not sure where your local comic shop is? Try comicshoplocator.com!

(note: all information including ad copy is from the publisher)
If you can’t make it to the shop, just click on any of the images below to be taken to an online retailer. I don’t get any referrals for these sales, I’m just doing my bit to spread the word on some neat products.

DC COMICS
Astro City #15, $3.99
Batgirl Futures End #1 (Clay Mann Regular Cover), $2.99
Batman Eternal #23, $2.99
Batman Futures End #1 (Jason Fabok Regular Cover), $2.99
Birds Of Prey Futures End #1 (Dan Panosian Regular Cover), $2.99
Constantine Futures End #1 (Juan Ferreyra Regular Cover), $2.99
Green Lantern Corps Futures End #1 (Francis Portela Regular Cover), $2.99
Infinity Man And The Forever People Futures End #1 (Howard Porter 3-D Motion Variant Cover), $3.99
Justice League United Futures End #1 (Mike McKone Regular Cover), $2.99
New 52 Futures End #19, $2.99
New Suicide Squad Futures End #1 (Jeremy Roberts Regular Cover), $2.99
Showcase Presents Captain Carrot And His Amazing Zoo Crew TP, $19.99
Superman By Geoff Johns And John Romita Jr. Director’s Cut #1, $4.99

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Justice Inc #1 (Of 6)(Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover), AR
Shadow Year One #10 (Of 10)(Wilfredo Torres Subscription Variant Cover), $4.99
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #6 (Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Echoes #3 (Of 4)(Marc Laming Regular Cover), $3.99

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS
DC Batman Automobilia Figurine Collection Magazine #38 (Legends Of The Dark Knight Batcycle), $20.00
DC Batman Automobilia Figurine Collection Magazine #39 (All Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder #1), $20.00
DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #61 (Booster Gold White Pawn), $16.00
Marvel Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #13 (Electro Black Pawn), $16.00
Marvel Chess Figurine Collection Magazine Special #1 (Hulk & She-hulk), $38.00
Star Trek Official Starships Figurine Collection Magazine Binder, $14.00

IMAGE COMICS
Spread #1 (3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
Spread #2 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
Spread #3, $3.50
Velvet #7, $3.50

MARVEL COMICS
Amazing Spider-Man #6, $3.99
Avengers #34.1 (Dale Keown Regular Cover), $4.99
Fantastic Four #10, $3.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy #17 (Ed McGuinness 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Hawkeye #20, $3.99
Magneto #9, $3.99
New Avengers Volume 2 Infinity TP, $19.99
Uncanny Avengers Volume 4 Avenge The Earth HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99
Winter Soldier By Ed Brubaker The Complete Collection TP, $29.99
X-Force #9, $3.99

PS ARTBOOKS

Roy Thomas Presents Sheena Queen Of The Jungle Slipcase Edition Volume 2 HC, $64.99

REBELLION
All Star Future Shocks TP, $19.99

SELFMADEHERO

Man Who Laughs GN, $19.95

TITAN PUBLISHING

Doctor Who The Eleventh Doctor #2 (Alice X. Zhang Regular Cover), $3.99
Springheeled Jack HC, $19.99
Star Wars Insider #152 (Previews Exclusive Edition), $7.99

Videos

Regular Show Rigby Pack DVD, AR

Merchandise
Arrow TV Bow And Arrow Set, $18.00
Astro Boy Jumbo Series 04 Figure, $160.00
Astro Boy Master Series 06 Figure, $99.99
Back To the Future Cafe ’80s Logo Pint Glass, $10.99
DC Heroes Classic Batman TV Vinyl Sticker Assortment, AR
Doctor Who Day Of The Doctor Rolled Poster, $8.99
Doctor Who Matt Smith And TARDIS Rolled Poster, $8.99
Famous Monsters Cthulhu Womens T-Shirt SM, $23.99
Godzilla King Ghidorah Vinyl Bust Bank, $22.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy Circle Heads Charcoal Heather T-Shirt LG, $18.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy The Line Up Navy Faded T-Shirt LG, $16.99
Kiki’s Delivery Service Antique Pole Key Hanger, $39.99
Kiki’s Delivery Service Diorama Table Clock, $36.99
Kiki’s Delivery Service Jiji Mega-Cup, $24.99
Marvel The Punisher Skinny Skull Previews Exclusive Black T-Shirt SM, $16.99
Space 1999 Moon Base Alpha 1/3200 Scale Model Kit, $39.99
Spider-Man Spidey Pool Youth T-Shirt LG, $13.99
Vader T-Shirt LG, $21.99
X-Men Sent Sentinels Turquoise T-Shirt LG, $16.99

Wastelander Panda

First released in 2012, Wastelander Panda has attracted plenty of attention recently after the upcoming premiere of a ten part series on ABC Australia was announced on Twitch Film. An imaginative apocalyptic tale with a unique twist, this has all the marks of a successful cult phenomenon.

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The idea of Wastelander Panda was conceived by Victoria Cocks and Marcus McKenzie during a university lecture. A joke at first, the concept became more serious over time, and they began to entertain the idea of a TV series.

Victoria, a first time writer/director, teamed up with Producer Kirsty Stark and DOP Vivyan Madigan at Epic Films to develop the concept further. Hoping to one day make a full-length Wastelander Panda TV series, they decided to start small, making a three minute Prologue to test the idea.

On January 24th, 2012, the Wastelander Panda Prologue was released online.

Some of the team’s highlights and achievements so far have included:

Within three days, the Prologue had over 100,000 views and had been seen in 150 countries around the world. Harnessing this success, and with amazing support from fans, the team then developed three new Wastelander Panda web chronicles, designed to be released as part of an interactive website.

From this point forward, the team’s goal is to continue making more Wastelander Panda. They currently have outlines drafted for an extended web series, as well as a full-length, one hour TV series.

They would love to tell the entire story, and hope that you’ll want to see more too. If you loved the episodes, please take the time to share them with friends.

For more info, check out the official site.

New Doom Patrol shorts

Survivors of horrible accidents, brought together by Dr. Niles Caulder, the Doom Patrol remains the most imaginative and amazingly entertaining comic book ever (IMO). Created by Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani, these characters have been ripped off in various other projects (I’m looking at you, Incredibles), but this is the real deal..

Via DCComicsNews.com:

Doom Patrol By Jeff Lemiere

Doom Patrol By Jeff Lemiere

DC Entertainment releases two new Doom Patrol shorts titled, “Chapter 6: Trail of the Terrible Titan,” and “Chapter 10: The Spy Within The Doom Patrol.”
The first short sees Doom Patrol members Negative Man and Elasti-Girl attempting to thwart Monsieur Mallah and the Brotherhood of Evil’s attempt to steal the Statue of Liberty. In the second short, an impostor sets out to destroy the team from within. Who could it be? None other than Madame Rouge!


DOCTOR WHO: MASTERS OF EARTH

Coinciding with the latest altercation with the Daleks this coming Saturday, Big Finish has released the trailer for an all new classic adventure in which the multi-colored all-action man Six Doctor confronts the dreaded foes as well in ‘Masters of Earth.’

Details below:
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The year is 2163. Ten years since the Daleks invaded the Earth. One year until the Doctor, in his first incarnation, will help bring the occupation to an end. But for now, their reign of terror goes on.

The TARDIS brings the Doctor and Peri to Scotland – enslaved, like everywhere else on the planet. But there are rumours of Dalek-free islands off its coast. Places where resistors and refuseniks are coming together, gathering arms and armour, preparing to strike back against the enemy.

When the Doctor falls in with an unlikely group of freedom fighters making that dangerous journey to Orkney, he finds himself trapped – but not only by the Daleks, their robotised henchmen and their human collaborators.

By history.

Because history shows that for another year, resistance is useless…

The rebellion must fail – and as a Time Lord, the Doctor can do nothing to help.

To hear the trailer, or to place a pre-order on either Download or CD, go here.

THIS WEEK AT YOUR COMIC SHOP 8/27/14

For the complete list of this week’s comics, click here.

Not sure where your local comic shop is? Try comicshoplocator.com!

(note: all information including ad copy is from the publisher)
If you can’t make it to the shop, just click on any of the images below to be taken to an online retailer. I don’t get any referrals for these sales, I’m just doing my bit to spread the word on some neat products.

BBC BOOKS

Doctor Who Tales Of Trenzalore The Eleventh Doctor’s Last Stand SC, $11.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan The Sunday Comics Volume 2 1934-1936 HC, $125.00
Mind MGMT #25, $3.99
Sin City Playing Cards (2nd Edition), $5.00
Star Wars Legacy II #18, $2.99

DC COMICS
Adventures Of Superman #16, $3.99
All-Star Western #34 (Final Issue), $3.99
Aquaman #34 (Paul Pelletier & Sean Parsons Regular Cover), $2.99
Batman ’66 #14 (Michael Allred Regular Cover), $2.99
Batman Beyond Universe #13, $3.99
Batman Eternal #21, $2.99
Flash #34 (Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund Regular Cover), $2.99
Justice League Dark #34 (Mikel Janin Regular Cover), $3.99
New 52 Futures End #17, $2.99
Secret Origins #5, $4.99
Sinestro #5, $2.99
Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #2 (Darwyn Cooke Regular Cover), $2.99
Superman #34 (John Romita Jr. & Klaus Janson Regular Cover), $3.99

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Walt Disney’s Don Rosa Library Volume 1 Uncle Scrooge And Donald Duck Son Of The Sun HC (not verified by Diamond), $29.99

GOODMAN
Herge And The Treasures Of Tintin HC, $49.95

HERMES PRESS
Johnny Hazard The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume 3 1947-1949 HC, $49.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Star Trek Harlan Ellison’s The City On The Edge Of Forever The Original Teleplay #3 (Of 5)(Cover A Juan Oritz), $3.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #32 (Cover SUB Nick Roche), $3.99
Transformers Vs G.I. JOE #2 (Cover A Tom Scioli), $3.99

IMAGE COMICS
Black Science #8, $3.50
Manhattan Projects #23, $3.50

MARVEL COMICS
All-New Invaders #9, $3.99
All-New X-Men #31 (Stuart Immonen Regular Cover), $3.99
Avengers #34 (Leinil Francis Yu Regular Cover), $3.99
Cyclops #4, $3.99
Fantastic Four #9, $3.99
Inhuman #4 (Ryan Stegman Regular Cover), $3.99
Marvel Masterworks Atlas Era Tales Of Suspense Volume 1 TP, $29.99
Savage Hulk #3 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $3.99
Silver Surfer #5 (Michael Allred Regular Cover), $3.99
Uncanny Avengers #23 (Agustin Alessio Regular Cover), $3.99

MOONSTONE
Saint The Man Who Wouldn’t Die GN, $7.99

TITAN PUBLISHING

Alien Legion Uncivil War #3 (Of 4), $3.99
Art Of John Alvin HC, $10.99
Charley’s War Omnibus Volume 1 TP, $24.99
Doctor Who The Tenth Doctor #2 (Alice X Zhang Regular Cover), $3.99

Games – STEVE JACKSON GAMES
Munchkin Adventure Time, $24.99

Videos
Amazing Spider-Man 2 BD + DVD, AR
Castle In The Sky BD + DVD, AR
Christopher Lee A Legacy Of Horror And Terror DVD, AR
Scanners Criterion Collection BD, AR

‘The Mill at Calder’s End’

Billed as ‘The Dark Crystal meets HP Lovecraft,’ the ‘The Mill at Calder’s End’ is a stunning puppet horror movie filmed in a world designed with the input of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

Via The blood-shed:

If there’s one flick that’s grabbed my attention, it’s the upcoming Gothic horror, ‘The Mill at Calder’s End‘, Kevin McTurk’s all puppet feature which takes it’s cue from classic’s like ‘The Dark Crystal’ and merges it with Lovecraftian storytelling.

The project originated on Kickstarter, where McTurk to sought raise 32,000 bucks to make the film and end up doubling that amount. Peeps love puppets!

Mcturk assembled an all-star team of puppeteers and creature designers to create a dark and murky world. The puppets look damn good, it’ll take you a min to realize your not looking at real people.

Featuring the voice talents of Jason Flemyng and Barbara Steele, among others, the film is set in Victorian England and tells the tale of Nicolas Grimshaw, who returns home to unearth the dark secret of the mill and Calder’s End.

One of the many awesome things about this flick is that Mike Mignola, creator of ‘Hellboy‘ is one one of the concept artists behind the films look. Groovy!

No release date has yet been set, but you can bet we’ll keep ya updated.

You can peep all sorts of goodies, like production art and a narrative video by one of the characters over at the film’s Official Site.

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