Good guys turn bad this week. From the re-release of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies to coincide with the release of the eagerly awaited direct to DVD animated feature, Hulk Vs. Wolverine, Luke Cage and Iron Fist in the Thunderbolts and a statue based on the hastily forgotten armored Daredevil costume you would think that it was the 1990′s all over again.
The Dark Reign mini-series are coming to a close (just in time for The List specials to hit the stands) and what have we learned? That some minis are good and others… not so much.
Despite mixed reaction from fans I am still enjoying the Jeph Loeb-penned Hulk series and the ‘new look’ from artist Ian Churchill.
Do Androids Dream… continues to amaze, Trotsky gets that comic book deal he always wanted, the oddball series of Indiana Jones comics continues to get collected and finally a Baron Zemo figurine has been made… all because you asked for it!
Who says this isn’t the digital age of viral marketing?
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep #4 (of 24)
By: Phillip K. Dick, Tony Parker, Bill Sienkiewicz, Moritat
What secret does the Rosen Corporation keep? What happens when one bonds with John Mercer, the new messiah for a new age? What does it mean to be human?
These are the questions Rick Deckard must face in his strange quest!
With backmatter by Rockne S. O’Bannon (Farscape)! Covers by Bill Sienkiewicz and Moritat.
Indiana Jones Omnibus: The Further Adventures Volume 2
By: David Michelinie, Herb Trimpe, Larry Lieber, Archie Goodwin and others, David Michelinie, Herb Trimpe, Jackson Guice, Steve Ditko and others
Clouds of war gather ominously over Europe . . . the Great Depression grips the world . . . but one globe-trotting archaeologist’s thirst for adventure and discovery remains undaunted by his times in The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones!
Writer David Michelinie continues to team up with notable comics artists Steve Ditko, David Mazzucchelli, Herb Trimpe, and Jackson Guice to entertain Indy fans everywhere! This massive volume collects 12 full issues of the 1980s ongoing series-along with the official adaptation of Temple of Doom-for the very first time.
* The Dark Horse series Indiana Jones Omnibus: The Further Adventures is the first modern collection of Indiana Jones material originally published by Marvel!
* The first three Dark Horse Indiana Jones Omnibus editions have combined to sell over 45,000 copies!
Superman Batman TPB Vol. 01 Public Enemies
By: Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinnes, Dexter Vines
DC Comics is pleased to offer a special new edition of the classic trade paperback collecting SUPERMAN/BATMAN #1-6 to coincide with the Fall 2009 WHV direct-to-DVD DC Universe Animated Original movie, featuring the same logo as the movie packaging.
Unknown Soldier #12
By: Joshua Dysart, Alberto Ponticelli, Dave Johnson
It’s nothing less than epic hotel room warfare as the Unknown Soldier plays a bloodthirsty game of cat and mouse with assassins in the back halls of an exquisite five-star establishment. The real challenge will be keeping it from the high-profile guests in the banquet room next door – the guests who are all there for the Unknown Soldier’s funeral.
Classic Marvel Figurine Coll Mag #103 Baron Zemo
These fully-authorized, hand-painted lead figurines are sculpted by master craftsmen and based on original pieces of Marvel artwork.
Each 3 1/2′ figurine is individually numbered, comes stamped with the Marvel official logo, and comes packaged in its own box. The accompanying magazine provides a detailed history and background on the featured character, including exclusive images and interviews.
The fabulous characters featured this month are Hobgoblin (#102) and Baron Zemo (#103)!
By: Rick Geary
Trotsky was a hero to some, a ruthless demon to others. To Stalin, he was such a threat that he warranted murder by pickaxe.Renowned comic artist Rick Geary uses his distinct style to depict the stark reality of the man and his times. Trotsky’s life becomes a guide to the creation of the Soviet Union, the horrors of World War I, and the establishment of international communism. Ranging from his boyhood in the Ukraine to his conflict with Stalin and his romance with Frida Kahlo, Trotsky is a stunning look at one of the 20th Century’s most important figures.
By: Jim Krueger, Alex Ross, Steve Sadowski
Legends Live Again. The original Invaders (Captain America, Bucky, Human Torch, Toro, and the Sub-Mariner) return in an all-new tale by the award winning team behind EARTH X, Justice and Project Superpowers. The greatest super-team of World War II finds themselves transported from the battlefields of the Second World War to a future they never imagined! Now, the Invaders find themselves confronted by two teams of Avengers who want desperately to believe these heroes are who they say they are, while Tony Stark faces his greatest challenge since the Civil War as he must deal with the ‘return’ of Steve Rogers. Confronted by a world they barely recognize, the Invaders will have to show two teams of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes just what kind of power, courage and sheer determination it took to defeat the forces of unrelenting evil in the Twentieth century. In fact… they may just have to do it again in the Twenty-First.
Black Panther Premiere Hardcover
Deadliest Of The Species
By: Reginald Hudlin, Ken Lashley, J. Scott Campbell
The Black Panther is backÖand she’s badder than ever. That’s right — she! What happened to T’Challa? Who is the new Black Panther? Find out why the female is the deadliest of the species.
This title collects
BLACK PANTHER Vol2. #1-6
Dark Reign Lethal Legion #3 (of 3)
By: Frank Tieri, Mateus Santolouco, Tommy Lee Edwards
The mysterious circumstances surrounding the final showdown between the Lethal Legion and the Dark Avengers are finally revealed! What could have happened that day that forever altered Marvel’s criminal underworld as we know it? Twists, turns, terror-and a shocking conclusion you won’t want to miss!
Dark Reign Sinister Spider-Man #4 (of 4)
By: Brian Reed, Chris Bachalo
Mac Gargan vs. well, just about everyone. The Dark Avengers! The Redeemers, er, Redeemers! J. Jonah Jameson! It’s a fight to the finish as your Frightening Neighborhood Spider-Man eats as many people as possible in 22 pages.
By: Jeph Loeb, Ian Churchill
The battle you’ve been waiting for: THE RED HULK VS. WOLVERINE. Plus: Deadpool! Elektra! Punisher! Vs. X-Force! All this and a shock ending that will have all of Marveldom twittering! Superstars Jeph Loeb and Ian Churchill continue the action packed part 2 of CODE RED!
Deadpool Suicide Kings Premiere Hardcover
By: Mike Benson, Carlo Barbieri, Sean Crystal, Greg Land
Deadpool’s latest job has gotten him into a world of trouble. Everyone wants a piece of him — and for a crime he didn’t commit! That’s right: Someone’s framed Deadpool, and it just might be the same guy who hired him in the first place, a guy who just might be using the mouthy merc as a wild card in a twisted wager. If Wade’s going to clear his name and serve up some revenge, he’s first got to avoid getting captured — or killed — by some of the Marvel Universe’s heaviest hitters: Daredevil, the Punisher and Spider-Man. Plus, see what happens when Deadpool goes behind the scenes of ‘Pain Factor’ – the reality TV game show so controversial, it’s been banned around the world!
This title collects
Deadpool: Suicide Kings #1-5
Deadpool: Games of Death
By: Rick Remender, Carlos Rodriguez
Meet the newest Thunderbolts…Power Man and Iron Fist?! Norman Osborn, in need of a powerful duo to send on a to secret mission, makes the former Heroes for Hire a deal they can’t refuse!
Luke Cage and Danny Rand have no choice but to become Osborn’s personal assassins! What could have caused all this?
By: J. Michael Straczynski, Marko Djurdjevic
The people of Asgard are fractured, as Loki’s scheming plans start to bear poisonous fruit. In Latveria, Balder and his loyal followers have a home at the tender mercies of Victor Von Doom.
Out in the wide open world, Thor and his followers in exile roam without a country. As Loki puts the final calculated moves in play… will the spirit of Asgard itself be destroyed? Don’t miss the critically acclaimed, fan-favorite, multiple-Eisner-nominated THOR!
Armored Daredevil On Gargoyle Statue
A Bowen Designs Sculpt! Matt Murdock is often tortured by his conscience, and in those moments of self-doubt and self-recrimination, he turns to the gargoyles that grace the cathedrals of Hell’s Kitchen to meditate.
Featuring the armored red-and-black costume worn in the comics in the mid-1990′s, this statue stands over 18′ tall and features a detailed sculpt of Daredevil and the gargoyle, in scale with other Bowen Designs statues and comes with a poseable cable wire. Sculpted by Randy Bowen with Ulises Cantu. Painted and ready to display.
Hong Kong Phooey Funko Force Action Figure
Funko Force is a new concept in bobble heads, combining the super-deformed look of a bobble head with the poseable arms and head of an action figure. Some of Hanna-Barbera’s coolest characters get the Funko Force treatment with these new figures, each standing 5″ tall. Choose from Captain Caveman, Hong Kong Phooey, or Secret Squirrel. Cylindrical tube packaging.
Simon Garth The Zombie Statue
A Bowen Designs Sculpt! From the days before the dawn of the Marvel Age comes Simon Garth… The Zombie! The Zombie was created in 1953 by Stan Lee and Bill Everett in the short story ‘Zombie!’, which was published in Menace #5 (July 1953), an Atlas Comics pre-code horror anthology title. Cursed to wander the Earth as the living dead, Garth is supernaturally strong and able to heal mystically from physical injuries. Virtually mindless, Garth is held by the power of the Amulet of Damballah, and can be controlled by similar amulets. Painted and ready to display.