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Simon & Kirby Superheroes HC
By: Steve Saffel (Ed.), Joe Simon, Jack Kirby
Beginning with Blue Bolt in June 1940, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby set the standard for costumed heroes. Their creation Captain America, remains one of the most famous heroes in comic book history, and their work for Timely and DC Comics raised the bar.
This volume introduces some of their most exciting characters: Fighting American, The Fly, Lancelot Strong, and the Hollywood swashbuckler known as Stuntman. Presenting the complete Fighting American, their first collaboration, ‘The Black Owl,’ and Captain 3-D, lavishly restored and presented in full-color for the first time, this is the only edition authorized by both Joe Simon and the estate of Jack Kirby, gathered from the official Simon and Kirby archives. With an introduction from comics legend Neil Gaiman!
By: Kieron Gillen, Rich Elson, Mico Suayan
THOR IN HELL!
It’s the poisonous fruit of Loki’s trickery during the Siege, as the God of Thunder battles demons and monsters to cross from one side of the desolate dimension to the other! At stake…his life and the fate of all Asgardians!
Amazing Spider-Man #641
By: Joe Quesada, Paolo Manuel Rivera
This is it! The startling conclusion to ONE MOMENT IN TIME!How did the world REALLY forget Peter Parker was Spider-Man? And what does the future hold for Peter & Mary Jane? Every question is answered, the past laid to rest, and Spider-Man swings into a new direction for the future!
Amazing Spider-Man #642
By: Mark Waid, Stan Lee, Paul Azaceta, Marcos Martin, Marko Djurdjevic
A five part spider-odyssey begins in ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES!
With Peter Parker’s ONE MOMENT IN TIME behind him and Mary Jane back in his life, Spidey finds himself ready for a new start…but the various threads of his life since his BRAND NEW DAY are about to crash together violently. When Norman Osborn’s baby is born… every villain on the planet wants the first ever strain of pure Goblin blood, leaving Spider-Man’s friends and family exposed to a Sinister plan that threatens to bring down every strand or Peter’s life that’s been stitched together carefully over the past few years.
It may be a cliché to say it…but after ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES absolutely nothing will be the same. Also this issue, we begin a series of covers by the brilliant Marko Djurdjevic that when all put together will form a giant wall-sized Spider poster featuring the people in Spider-Man’s life!
Plus…the Spidey Sunday feature continues breaking the 4th wall of Web-swinging Wonder by legends Stan Lee and Marcos Martin (well, Stan’s a legend…Marcos is just a man who draws like one.)
Cthulhu Bobble Head
Even bobble heads need their unholy gods, and for those bobble heads seeking insanity and fear that is the Cthulhu Bobble Head! The unspeakable horror from the dawn of time revealed in the writings of H.P. Lovecraft is brought to a strangely deformed life with this 6″ tall bobble head that comes complete with the Elder Gods’ wings! Window box packaging.
From Shadow To Light GN Mort Meskin
CAREER-SPANNING BIOGRAPHY-CUM-ARTBOOK ON NEAR-FORGOTTEN GOLDEN AGE COMICS MASTER
From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin is a coffee table art book and critical biography of one of the twentieth century’s most influential and overlooked comic book artists. Meskin’s career spanned both the Golden and Silver ages of comics, from the 1940s to the 1960s. His drawing, chiaroscuro technique, and storytelling are considered by connoisseurs of the form to be among the most sophisticated of his time.
Following World War II he formed a studio with the legendary Jerry Robinson, co-creator of The Joker and Robin. He later worked for Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s company S&K Studio and with Stan Lee at Atlas (Marvel). From Shadow to Light compiles for the first time the best of Meskin’s art from his comic book career, his post-comics career bin advertising, and his fine art. Many of the comics pages are scanned form the original art, thanks to the cooperation of the Meskin estate.
Mort Meskin’s story is one of perseverance and overcoming personal demons. It is the tale of the indomitable spirit of a true artist and innovator. From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin will finally set the record straight and add his name to the pantheon of comic book artists who helped create this distinctly American art form.
B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth-New World #2
By: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Guy Davis, Dave Stewart
Paranoia and suspicion plague members of the B.P.R.D. as agent Kate Corrigan, strained over the new UN control, must also play mediator between a manipulative Panya and a broken down Johann, devastated over the giant body in a vat he can’t have. Meanwhile, Abe breaks from the team and investigates the horrors of the Northwestern woods.
Join the B.P.R.D.!
Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London #1 (Eric Powell cover)
By: Eric Powell, Eric Powell, Kyle Hotz, Dan Brown, Dave Stewart
The world believes the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid was killed by Pat Garrett, but in reality the Kid is very much alive, the hired gun of Fineas Sproule’s traveling spectacle of biological curiosities–or “freaks,” as Billy calls them. In their latest adventure, Billy and crew confront their most vicious challenge yet: Jack the Ripper!
In London to visit a true Elephant Man, Billy, Sproule, and the company learn about the Whitechapel murders and the fact that disfigured people are being blamed for the killings and targeted for mob justice. As the group applies themselves to the case, Sproule looks for information at every bar in the city, while Billy tags along to drink whisky and flirt with prostitutes at each one-which might be a better way to find the Ripper than he realizes.
* Includes Goon backups by Eric Powell!
Creepy Archives Volume 7 HC
Creepy Archives Volume 7 collects a fascinating array of stories from the second great generation of artists and writers in the history of the world’s best illustrated horror magazine. As the 1960s ended and the ’70s began, the original, classic creative lineup for Creepy was eventually infused with a slew of new talent, with phenomenal new contributors like Richard Corben, Ken Kelly, and Nicola Cuti joining the ranks of established greats like Reed Crandall, Frank Frazetta, and Al Williamson. This volume of the Creepy Archives series collects more than two hundred pages of distinctive short horror comics in a gorgeous hardcover format.
This title collects
Conan: The Newspaper Strips Volume 1
By: Roy Thomas, Doug Moench, John Buscema, Ernie Chan, Alfredo Alcala, Rudy Nebres, Pablo Marcos, Alan Kupperberg, Tom Yeates
From September 4, 1978, until April 12, 1981, thousands of readers across the country thrilled to the daily adventures of everyone’s favorite barbarian, Conan! Now Dark Horse Comics is proud to present the Conan newspaper strips collected for the first time in a handsome hardcover volume. Readers will once again enjoy the talents of Roy Thomas, Doug Moench, John Buscema, Ernie Chan, Alfredo Alcala, Rudy Nebres, Pablo Marcos, Alan Kupperberg, and Tom Yeates as they artfully unfold the continuing saga of Conan in these daily comic strips!
* Conan remains one of the most popular licensed comics, with newly created Conan stories and an extensive reprint program, both from Dark Horse!
* Collects daily newspaper strips from September 4, 1978, through April 12, 1981.
Classic Marvel Figure Coll Mag Ronan
As ‘Supreme Accuser of the Kree Empire’ it’s Ronan’s duty to pass judgment on heroes and villains across the galaxy. Hailing from the distant planet Hela, Ronan has been at the forefront of the Kree’s attempts to conquer Earth and dominate the entire Milky Way.
A mighty warrior who dishes out his own brand of justice with his hammer, ‘the Universal Weapon’, Ronan has clashed with the likes of the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Prepare to be judged with this special edition of Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine featuring a comprehensive, 20-page magazine focusing on Ronan, complete with an imposing, hand-sculpted lead figurine and exclusive slipcase and double-sided poster.
DC Superhero Figure Coll Mag #61 Adam Strange
The ultimate collection for comics fans, the DC Superhero Collection Figurine Magazine brings together DC Comics’ greatest heroes and villains! Official figurines of the characters, both good and evil, are cast in lead, individually hand-painted and numbered to form an authentic collector’s edition. Each comes with a 20-page magazine providing detailed history and background on the featured characters, including exclusive images and interviews. Choose this month from Adam Strange (#61), Red Arrow (#62), and Hawkgirl (#63).
Next Men Premiere Ed HC Vol. 03
By: John Byrne
It’s the conclusion of John Byrne’s ground-breaking series!
Presented oversized and in their original color, the members of Project: Next Men begin to understand the role they play in Sathanas’ master plan. The explosive ending will leave you on the edge of your seat, wishing/hoping Byrne will one day tell the rest of this exceptional saga. This final hardcover edition features an all-new cover by Byrne.
X-9 Secret Agent Corrigan Vol. 01 TPB
By: Archie Goodwin, Al Williamson
Al Williamson’s run on Secret Agent Corrigan from 1967 to 1979 stands as one of the artistic highlights in the history of the American comic strip. Williamson’s illustrious career included stints at EC Comics on their legendary science fiction titles, Star Wars, Flash Gordon, and Secret Agent Corrigan (AKA X-9).
Archie Goodwin was one of the most acclaimed writers and editors to work in comics. He edited the groundbreaking Blazing Combat series for Warren Publications, as well as Creepy and Eerie. His writing credits included Batman and the Eisner Award-winning Manhunter series.
Incredible Hercules Assault On New Olympus TPB
By: Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Rodney Buchemi, Adi Granov
The Fourth Extinction is nigh!
Hera’s plot to become the universe’s ultimate goddess has reached its final stage: With Continuum unleashed, the destruction of mankind is here! But the heroes of Earth and Olympus won’t go down without a fight! Witness Hercules’ final showdown with the nihilistic god, Typhon! Behold the evolution of Amadeus Cho into the kind of champion Athena has been grooming him to be! Watch as the combined faces of the New and Mighty Avengers race through legions of Amazon warriors!
And be there as Peter Parker puts the moves on Hercules’ hot babe of a wife!
This title collects
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #138-141 & ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS PROLOGUE
Invaders #1 (of 5)
The greatest super heroes of World War II blaze into action-this time in the modern world! For the first time in decades, the original Invaders are alive and active at the same time! But what mysterious force has drawn them all together…and how does it relate to the darkest moment in Invaders history, an event so horrifying it threatens all life on Earth today?
Featuring: Captain America! The Sub-Mariner! The original Human Torch and Toro! The Golden Age Vision! Spitfire! Union Jack! And Steve Rogers!
New Avengers #4
With reality under furious attack by arcane power far beyond anything anyone on Earth has ever dealt with before, the Avengers have to start getting creative or forfeit all that we know.
The rules of magic and mysticism in the Marvel Universe are about to change in a gigantic way and it’s all going to happen here! All this plus a brand new chapter in the oral history of the Avengers.
Shadowland Blood On Street #2 (of 4)
By: Antony Johnston, Wellinton Alves, Francesco Mattina
Silver Sable…Paladin…Misty Knight…The Shroud! Four very different heroes, all ensnared in a mystery spinning out of Shadowland!
Is Daredevil using The Hand to kill mobsters untouchable by the law? Or is something even more sinister spreading throughout the city? Each hero approaches the puzzle from a different angle, and now they must race to discover the truth-but The Hand has other ideas, and time is running out!
Can this quartet of strange bedfellows put their differences aside and come together before death strikes again?
Join writer Antony Johnston (DAREDEVIL) and artist Wellinton Alves (THUNDERBOLTS) for a trip down the mean streets of Shadowland!
How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (And They Will)
Move over zombies and adolescent vampires.
There’s a new threat in town—and it’s only twelve inches tall. How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack is the only comprehensive survival guide that will help you prevent, prepare for, and ward off an imminent home invasion by the common garden gnome. Once thought of as harmless yard decorations, evidence is mounting that these smiling lawn statues are poised and ready to wreck havoc. The danger is real. And it’s here.
Class 1 gnome-slayer and gnome defense expert Chuck Sambuchino has developed a proven system—Assess, Protect, Defend, Apply—for safeguarding property, possessions, and loved ones. Strategies include step-by-step instructions for gnome-proofing the average dwelling, recognizing and interpreting the signs of a gathering hoard, and—in the event that a secured perimeter is breached—confronting and combating the attackers at close range.
About the Author: Chuck Sambuchino is a produced playwright, and a magazine writer, freelance editor, husband, dog owner, and cover band guitarist. He is the author of Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript, 3rd Edition, and editor of Guide to Literary Agents and the Screenwriter’s & Playwright’s Market. Sambuchino lives in a heavily fortified residence in a secret Midwest location.
Doctor Who: The Episode Guide (Pocket Essential series)
A successful new Who series has introduced a whole new generation to the joys of the beloved show, and this updated guide covers the more than 700 episodes and 10 different actors who have inhabited the role of the Doctor
From humble beginnings to its cancellation in 1989 and eventual resurrection in 2005, Doctor Who has a long and colorful history. The spine-chilling theme music, the multi-dimensional Tardis, the evil metallic Daleks, and the ever-changing face of the Doctor himself are explored here as trademarks of the show’s witty, eclectic house style. Over the years Doctor Who has embraced such diverse genres as science fiction, horror, westerns, history, romance, adventure, and comedy—but has never strayed from its first and most important remit: telling good stories. This new, updated edition puts the first 10 doctors under the microscope with facts, figures, and opinions on every Doctor Who story televised. There are sections on TV, radio, cinema, stage, and internet spin-offs; novels and audio adventures; missing episodes; and an extensive website listing and bibliography.
About the Authors: Mark Campbell writes for the Independent and has produced Pocket Essentials on Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, and Carry On Films. Kim Newman is a contributing editor to Sight & Sound and Empire magazines and the author of BFI TV Classics: Doctor Who. He is the author of The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club and Doctor Who: Time and Relative.
By: Victor Gischler, Paco Medina, Adi Granov
‘MUTANTS VERSUS VAMPIRES,’ PART 3
In a desperate bid to fend off an endless horde of vampires, the X-Men do the unthinkable: They resurrect Dracula. Will the former Lord of the Vampires go along with Cyclops’ scheme to take down Dracula’s upstart son, Xarus?
Meanwhile, Wolverine sets off to rescue Jubilee, unaware of the chilling transformation she has undergone. To attempt to free his former teammate, Wolverine must embark down his darkest path yet.
Thanos Imperative #4 (of 6)
By: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Miguel Sepulveda, Aleksi Briclot
The all-star alliance of sci-fi heroes strike! Silver Surfer, Quasar and Nova lead a make-or-break attack against the undying Lord of the Cancerverse forces!
It’s either total victory or utter defeat! Meanwhile, in the Cancerverse itself, Star-Lord’s rag-tag team learns whether attempting to make a deal with Thanos was the smartest choice they ever made-or the worst decision of their entire lives!
It’s more star-blasting adventure from the minds of Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, the writing duo that IGN.com calls ‘cosmic masters…(who have) deftly placed Marvel’s cosmic lineup back on top of the pack!’
Spider-Man Fever TPB
By: Brendan McCarthy
One of comics’ most innovative and original voices, Brendan McCarthy, brings SPIDER-MAN: FEVER – a truly unique and surreal story evoking the classic Silver-Age psychedelia of Steve Ditko’s Dr Strange.
In FEVER, Spider-Man is abducted by a depraved tribe of spider-demons to a bizarre dimension, where he is to be eaten alive. Dr. Strange goes on a perilous occult quest to rescue his friend – and tangles with some very peculiar characters along the way.
Plus: this collection also includes a special reprint of one of Spidey’s earliest adventures into the wondrous world of Dr. Strange!
This title collects
SPIDER-MAN: FEVER #1-3, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2