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By: Jeff Parker, Kev Walker, Marko Djurdjevic
The new era for Marvel’s always-evolving, always controversial team kicks off here! It’s a beginning, a return, a departure, and an arrival of a new artist (MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 & 4′s Kev Walker) all rolled into one in a fresh, shocking status quo!The most dangerous people on Earth are now all in one hellish prison, and the only way out is through rehabilitation and contribution to society via The Thunderbolts…under the leadership of the steel-hard-skinned Avenger named Luke Cage! So bring on the first participants: Juggernaut! Crossbones! Ghost! Moonstone! And Man-Thing? Against the sordid recent history of the group as a black ops kill squad, can Power Man restore the Thunderbolts to their rightful potential?
Find out as the entire series is revamped, and also discover why ComicsBulletin.com says: ‘Jeff Parker writes villains with his typical panache…This is why I read comic books.’
Weapon X Noir #1
By: Dennis Calero, C.P. Smith
Spinning from the pages of X MEN NOIR: MARK OF CAIN ‘In the fourth century, Saint Jerome said that the face was the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.I wear a false face, true. One that is hideous and deformed, to hide my true nature. Or perhaps it is the mask that is real, and the face of a DEMON.’
Imported from the UK!
School teachers Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton become intrigued by one of their students, Susan Foreman, and they visit her home address – a junkyard at 76 Totter’s Lane – where they meet her grandfather, the Doctor. The Doctor and Susan are aliens who travel through time and space in their ship, the TARDIS, which looks like an ordinary police box but holds within a huge gleaming control room. This action figure depicts the first Doctor, William Hartnell, in the costume he wore in Doctor Who’s first episode, ‘An Unearthly Child,’ with a hat, cape, scarf, and longer jacket.
Doctor Who: Hornets’ Nest, Circus of Doom
In Blandford, 1832, ringmaster Antonio exerts a strange influence on the townsfolk. When the Doctor steps into the ring, he discovers that Antonio has some familiar demons of his own. Tom Baker reprises his role as the beloved fourth Doctor in this multi-voice production. This is #3 in a series of five stories.
Doctor Who: Hornets’ Nest, A Sting in the Tale
In a bleak midwinter, an order of nuns protect their Mother Superior from ravaging dogs. But something is very wrong here indeed — and the Doctor is about to get badly stung. Tom Baker reprises his role as the beloved fourth Doctor in this multi-voice production. This is #4 in a series of five stories.
Doctor Who: Hornets’ Nest, Hive of Horror
The Doctor and Mike must face their enemy in a final battle. They have an unwilling accomplice — and loyalties are about to be tested to the limit. Tom Baker reprises his role as the beloved fourth Doctor in this multi-voice production. This is #5 in a series of five stories.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep: Dust To Dust #1
By: Chris Roberson, Robert Adler, Trevor Hairsine, Benjamin Carre
A science-fiction publishing event! Who hunted androids before Rick Deckard? Taking place immediately after World War Terminus ends, the problems with artificial life – androids – become apparent.
The government decides they must become targets, hunted down, but who will do the dirty work? Two men are assigned: Malcolm Reed, a ‘special’ human with the power to feel others’ emotions, and Charlie Victor, who’s the perfect man for the job – or is he?
Meanwhile Samantha Wu, a Stanford biologist, fights to save the last of the world’s animals. John W. Campbell Memorial Award-nominee Chris Roberson writes the prequel to John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winner Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, one of the greatest science fiction novels ever published!
7 Psychopaths #1
By: Fabien Vehlmann, Sean Phillips
From Criminal co-conspirator Sean Phillips! 7 men, 1 impossible mission – assassinate Hitler! With World War II in full swing, there’s only one-way to draw the war to a quick end: kill Hitler.But who would be insane enough to try? Joshua Goldschmidt knows just the men to do it. Insane? Psychotic? Mad? Call them what you will, but the seven psychopaths are now the only hope the world has! In the vein of Inglorious Basterds, with art by the critically acclaimed Sean Phillips.
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze|
By: J. G. JONES, ROY THOMAS, STEVE ENGLEHART, GARDNER FOX, TONY ISABELLA, ROSS ANDRU, TOM PALMER, JOHN BUSCEMA
Originally published in 1972, these adaptations of 1930s pulp adventures include ‘The Man of Bronze,’ ‘Death in Silver,’ ‘The Monsters’ and ‘Brand of the Werewolf,’ and are collected for the first time from the pages of DOC SAVAGE #1-8.
Under special arrangement with Hong Kong toymaker Hot Toys, DC Direct is proud to offer the second 1:6 scale figure in the Movie Masterpiece Series Deluxe (MMS DX) – Batman with sonar vision, just as he is portrayed in the 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight! Hot Toys continues to revolutionize the technology of 1:6 scale figures with this incredible piece. This deluxe version of Batman includes two interchangeable heads and three interchangeable faces to capture Batman’s classic facial expressions. One head features the Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS), which allows the life-like eyeballs to be moved in any direction, much like human eyes! The alternate head features the sonar vision devise, with button cell batteries allowing the eyes to light up! The figure stands approximately 12 inches tall, has more than 32 points of articulation, is dressed in Batman’s new Batsuit, includes an array of weapons and other accessories, three sets of interchangeable hands and a deluxe light-up stand! Packaged in a 4-color box. Batteries included. Limited Edition! Advance-solicited; on sale May 26, 2010 * Collector figure * $195 US
Wednesday Comics Hardcover Collection
This is it! The oversized, hardcover collection of DC’s 2009 weekly comics sensation that USA Today called ‘cool, classic-looking.’ Featuring composite cover art, the WEDNESDAY COMICS HC includes:
ADAM STRANGE written and illustrated by Paul Pope
BATMAN written by Brian Azzarello with art by Eduardo Risso including additional panel art on each page!
METAMORPHO written by Neil Gaiman with art by Michael Allred
DEADMAN written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck with art by Dave Bullock
THE DEMON AND CATWOMAN written by Walter Simonson with art by Brian Stelfreeze
THE FLASH written by Karl Kerschl and Brenden Fletcher with art by Karl Kerschl
GREEN LANTERN written by Kurt Busiek with art by Joe Quinones
HAWKMAN written and illustrated by Kyle Baker
KAMANDI written by Dave Gibbons with art by Ryan Sook
THE METAL MEN written by Dan DiDio with art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez & Kevin Nowlan
SGT. ROCK written by Adam Kubert with art by Joe Kubert
SUPERGIRL written by Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Amanda Conner
SUPERMAN written by John Arcudi with art by Lee Bermejo
TEEN TITANS written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway
WONDER WOMAN written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell
Plus: Don’t miss previously unpublished pages – one starring The Creeper (written by Keith Giffen with art by Eric Canete) and one starring Plastic Man (written by Evan Dorkin with art by Stephen DeStefano)! And, as if that weren’t enough, this can’t-miss collection also includes a bonus sketchbook section and intro by series editor Mark Chiarello!
Mystery Society #1 By: Steve Niles, Fiona Staples, Ashley Wood
Nick Hammond and Anastasia Collins are the Mystery Society and bring new meaning to ‘underground cult’ status!Stealthily avoiding the authorities, this skullduggery duo spend their time and money righting wrongs committed in the world’s underbellies. This issue, Ana defends their secret headquarters as Nick goes on a rescue mission breaking into Area 51 for a bounty that you will not believe!
Amazing Spider-Man #632
By: Zeb Wells, Chris Bachalo
‘SHED’ CONTINUES!Bite by bite. Shred by shred. The Lizard slithers his way through Spidey’s life, destroying everything he can. Plus, the Kraven family’s scheming begins to come to fruition.
West Coast Avengers: Assembled Prem HC Variant Ed 44
By: ROGER STERN, ROY THOMAS, BOB HARRAS, AL MILGROM, DON HUDSON, LUKE MCDONNELL, BOB HALL
After operating for years out of New York, the Avengers form a second team — this time based in California! Fresh off their honeymoon, Hawkeye and Mockingbird — under the direction of the Vision, chairman of the East Coast Avengers — gather Tigra, Wonder Man and Iron Man (secretly James Rhodes) to fight the forces no single super hero can withstand! See the team’s earliest adventures against the deadly Maelstrom and his Minions! The malevolent Crossfire! Spider-Man foe the Blank! The ionic-powered Goliath (later Atlas of the Thunderbolts)! The all-powerful Graviton!Guest-starring the Shroud, Tony Stark and honorary Avenger Moira Brandon!
Captain Marvel: Death Of Captain Marvel Prem HC
By: Jim Starlin, Steve Englehart, Doug Moench, Pat Broderick
Witness the classic and tragic end of one of the greatest heroes of all time, Mar-Vell of the Kree, who became the Earth hero Captain Marvel! After dozens of battles on Earth and across space, and with the power of his Nega-bands and his all-knowing Cosmic Awareness, can Mar-Vell fare well in his battles with Nitro (the exploding villain who later sparked Marvel’s super hero Civil War), the death-defying Stellarax and the seemingly dead Thanos?Guest-starring Rick Jones, Drax the Destroyer, Starfox and all your favorite Earth heroes!
This title collects
CAPTAIN MARVEL (1968) #34, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1979) #1-2 and MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #1: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL
Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 08 TPB
With works by fan favorites such as Roy Thomas, John Buscema and George Perez, the Fantastic Four embark on some of their craziest adventures yet!Our heroes battle alternate versions of themselves across the dimensions, fight alongside the Invaders and the Liberty Legion during World War II, and team up with multiple allies to aid in their adventures — including Power Man, the Impossible Man, the Hulk, Thundra and Tigra! Also featuring some of the Fantastic Four’s greatest foes — including the Frightful Four, the Brute, Annihilus, Torgo, Gorr the Golden Gorilla, the Puppet Master and the Mad Thinker!
Plus: the High Evolutionary vs. Galactus, with his new herald, the Asgardian Destroyer! And the first modern-age appearance of Marvel Boy, future member of the Agents of Atlas!
This title collects
FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #160-179 & #181-183, FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #11, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #20 AND MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE ANNUAL #1
Iron Man Captain America TPB
By: STAN LEE, MARK WAID, DENNY O’NEIL, DAVID MICHELINIE, MARK GRUENWALD, JAMES ROBINSON, GEORGE TUSKA, RON GARNEY, LUKE MCDONNELL, MARK BRIGHT, KIERON DWYER, COLIN MACNIEL, JIM CHEUNG
Wing-head and Shell-head!In different costumes and suits of armor, Captain America, the Living Legend of World War II, and Iron Man, the Armored Avenger, are friends through and through! Now, see some of the greatest team-ups these longtime allies have had through the years – including their deadly battles against the Chameleon, Batroc the Leaper, the Fixer, mind-controlling aliens, Firebrand and a group of deadly terrorists with ties to both their origins!
Guest-starring Giant-Man, the Wasp, Jim Rhodes, and S.H.I.E.L.D.’s very own Nick Fury and Dum-Dum Dugan!
This title collects
TALES OF SUSPENSE #58, IRON MAN #172 & #228, CAPTAIN AMERICA #341, TALES OF SUSPENSE #1 (1995), IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL ’98 and material from CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #5-6
Secret Avengers #1
By: Ed Brubaker, Mike Deodato, Marko Djurdjevic
Who are the Secret Avengers? Are they a covert team of heroes working the darkest corners of the globe to stop disaster? Are they part-spy, part-superhero? Are they XXXXXXX’s newest idea to save the world…or all they all of the above? A new era begins as Marvel’s hottest team takes a 21st century twist!
Spider-Woman Agent Of Sword HC W/ DVD
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
The team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev return to a Marvel comic for the first time since their Eisner award-winning run on Daredevil.Ripped from the pages of SECRET INVASION and NEW AVENGERS, this explosive chapter follows the new adventures of Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman as she rediscovers her life in a world she did not make. INCLUDES A SPECIAL BONUS DVD OF THE SPIDER-WOMAN MOTION COMIC!
This title collects
Thanos Imperative Ignition #1
By: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Brad Walker, Aleksi Briclot
Thanos is back! On one side you have the Marvel Universe’s #1 threat! On the other: a dark new force determined to obliterate everyone! In the middle are the outnumbered and battle-hardened heroes that stand between us and complete decimation!A war has ignited which will combine the galaxy’s most dedicated warriors with a collection of heroes that you never saw coming! It’s a battle that will span the cosmos, deliver major shocks, and will prove to you why IGN proclaims ‘Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning can seemingly do no wrong’ and Aint It Cool News raves that Abnett and Lanning consistently deliver ‘terrific action, interesting character development, and some pretty good jokes all rolled into one amazing package.’