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Shazam made his debut in Whiz Comics in 1940, and outsold his biggest competitor, Superman, by 14 million copies a month. It wasn’t long before a variety of merchandise was licensed—secret decoders, figurines, buttons, paper rockets, tin toys, puzzles, costumes—and a fan club was created to keep up with the demand. These collectibles now sell for outrageous prices on eBay or in comic book stores and conventions. Seventy years later, an unprecedented assortment of these collectibles are gathered together by award-winning writer/designer Chip Kidd and photographer Geoff Spear. Join Kidd, Spear, and the World’s Mightiest Mortal in this first, fully authorized celebration of ephemera, artwork, and rare, one-of-a-kind toys, and recapture the magic that was Shazam!
Batman Dark Knight Prop Set
The Dark Knight’s memorable teaser posters showed the Joker, Batman, and Harvey Dent holding objects to their faces – the Joker, a playing card; Batman, a Batarang; Harvey Dent, an ‘I Believe in Harvey Dent’ campaign button.
These, and other props from the film, are reproduced by The Noble Collection as part of The Dark Knight Prop Set. This set comes with a display that reproduces the posters and measures 25″ x 14″.
Thundercats Lion-O Mini Statue
Thunder! Thunder! Thundercats! Hoooooooooooooo! Lion-O, the Lord of the Thundercats is presented here in this highly detailed polyresin statue! Lion-O wields the Sword of Omens with Claw Glove ready for battle. This statue from Icon Heroes stands roughly 6″ tall and includes a forest environment base.
Slaine: Warriors Dawn
Tir-Nan-Og-The Land of The Young. This violent world is home to warrior tribles who worship gods both benign and malevolent. The best of these warriors is a young member of the Sessair tribe
Slaine Mac Roth. Together with his repellent dwarf, Ukko, Slaine, wanders theland encountering all sorts of weird sinister creatures, including the death-worshiping Sloughs.
Pat Mills is the creator and first editor of 2000 AD. For the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, he is the writer and co-creator of ABC Warriors, Finn, Flesh, Nemesis the Warlock , Slaine, Mach 1, Halrem Heroes and Savage. He also developed Judge Dredd and wrote one of the early Dredd serials- “The Cursed Earth.’ He wrote Third World War forCrisis!, a politically-charged spinn-off from
2000 AD, and Black Siddha for the Judge Dredd Megazine. He has recently completed ‘Slaine-The Books of Invasion’ for 2000 AD.
Outside 2000 AD. he is the writer and co-creator of the long-running classic anti-war story Charley’s War, as well as Marshal Law. He has also written Batman, Star Wars and Zombie World series for the US market.
Currently Mills is writing the best-selling series Requiem-Vampire Knight for Editions Nickel of France with artist Olivier Ledroit, and a spin-off series. Claudia- Vampire Knight, with artist Frank Tacito. Two further French series are in production.
Mike McMahon: although McMahon may not have illustrated as many strips as other 2000 AD creators, his importance to the comic cannot be overstated. It was McMahon who co-created perennial classics A.B.C. QWarriors and The V.C.’s and it was also McMahon who gave Judge Dredd his classic, defining, “big boots” look-and two major characters in Max Normal and Rico Dredd.
McMahon has also illustrated One-Offs, Ro-Busters, and provided a classic run on Slaine, where his dense woodcut-styled art wows readers young and old. Outside of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, he has pencilled Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight and The Last American, which he co-created with John Wagner.
By: Jeff Parker, Kev Walker, Patrick Zircher
Iron Man, Thor and the original Captain America guest-star in this 96-page 150th blow-out issue! First, in the 40-page lead story, The Thunderbolts reach their milestone as loudly as possible, when the golden figures of the Marvel Universe come to their gray world – none other than the Armored Avenger, the God of Thunder and the Super-Soldier!
Thor has come to hold court with one of his people held in the women’s wing of The Raft, and when his fellow Avengers join him, things go to a realm no one expected! Iron Man comes face-to-face with Ghost, the man who almost killed him, and Steve Rogers confronts the man who did kill him, Crossbones!
Plus: character bios, key reprints and more surprises in the book that has IGN.com exclaiming: ‘Parker and Walker are injecting a bit of fun and excitement into the title…This is the most consistently enjoyable title with the Heroic Age banner and anyone looking for a great team book would do well to give Thunderbolts a read.’
Dan Brereton – The Goddess & The Monster HC
After more than 20 years, DAN BRERETON, award-winning comics creator and painter, collects his best works for the very first time in this beautiful full-color hardcover volume.
THE GODDESS & THE MONSTER features 144 pages of furiously colorful illustrations in BRERETON’s unmistakable style, spanning his work in comics, film and more and ranging from the commercial to personal, adventurous to lurid, dark to heroic.
Astounding Wolf-Man #25
By: Robert Kirkman, Jason Howard, Fco Plascencia
‘LEGACY,’ Conclusion The end is finally here. The elder’s plan is revealed! Zechariah’s final fate is decided! Wolf-Man’s astounding adventure is coming to a close. Every moment from the beginning of the series to now has been leading to this. Don’t miss this special oversized series-ending extravaganza!
Agents Of Atlas vs. TPB
By: Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan, Chris Samnee, Gabriel Hardman, Carlos Rodriguez, Humberto Ramos
Some super-teams just rub other super-teams the wrong way. So it is in the collection of TWO epic showdowns for the Agents of Atlas!
When Venus goes missing, the team hopes to use the X-Men’s technological wonder, Cerebra, to track her down. But they didn’t say ‘please,’ and Cyclops, Wolverine and their band of merry mutants refuse to stand for such poor manners! Then, an unknown entity manipulates the time-space continuum, bringing the classic Avengers into the present, and these Avengers don’t take kindly to time traveling against their will. Neither does the atomic wild card, the Incredible Hulk!
The Agents will have to return everyone to their own time if they hope to preserve the future!
This title collects
X-MEN VS. AGENTS OF ATLAS #1-2 and AVENGERS VS. ATLAS #1-4
By: Kurt Busiek, Stuart Immoenen
Sixty years in the future, Earth is protected by the Shockrockets-an unbeatable squadron of hi-tech aircraft, built from a fusion of alien technology and the best Earth has to offer. Manned by the world’s most elite pilots, the Shockrockets protect an unstable Earth as it rebuilds from a devastating invasion from space.
Young, tech-mad Alejandro Cruz becomes the newest Shockrockets pilot by a freak of chance. Can he get up to speed before the Shockrockets’ greatest foe takes over the world? This new hardcover edition of Shockrockets delivers all-out aerial action and science fiction thrills, from Kurt Busiek (Astro City) and Stuart Immonen (Ultimate Spider-Man).
Captain America : The New Deal
By: John Ney Rieber, John Cassaday
In this stunning and spectacularly illustrated tale set in the aftermath of 9/11, Cap must deal with the way America – and the world – has changed.
From the ruins of the World Trade Center to the horrors of a small town shaken by terrorism, this is one story you’ll never forget – and neither will Marvel’s star-spangled champion!
This title collects
CAPTAIN AMERICA (2002) #1-6
Chaos War Chaos King (One Shot)
By: Brandon Montclare, Michael Wm Kaluta
A CHAOS WAR tie-in!
What method or madness lies within the mind of the CHAOS KING? Witness the first strikes of CHAOS WAR here! As darkness blankets the stars, only the gods of Zenn-La, homeworld of the SILVER SURFER, remain to oppose the Chaos King before he begins his march on the final battleground: Earth!
And Earth’s first line of defense against this unstoppable evil? IMPOSSIBLE MAN!? All this, and the destruction of Hell itself, written by BRANDON MONTCLARE, and brought to life by living legend M. W. KALUTA!
Chaos War Dead Avengers #1 (of 3)
By: Fred Van Lente, Tom Grummett
A CHAOS WAR tie-in!
The Vision. Captain Mar-Vell. Yellowjacket. Deathcry. Swordsman. Dr. Druid. All lost their lives in the line of duty…or in disgrace.
When Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are themselves laid low in the carnage of the CHAOS WAR and the graves give up their dead, these six find themselves mysteriously returned, to RE-ASSEMBLE against the CHAOS KING’s most fearsome ally — one of the Avengers’ greatest foes!
It’s a final chance at redemption, a second life, and most importantly, to prove — once and for all — that they are worthy of the name… AVENGERS.
By: Geoff Johns, Francis Manapul, Francic Manapul
BRIGHTEST DAY dashes on with the stunning conclusion of ‘The Dastardly Deaths of the Rogues!’ With Barry caught between the Rogues and the Renegades, the resurrected Captain Boomerang’s role in the adventure is revealed! You won’t believe how this leads to the upcoming FLASHPOINT.
JLA Trophy Room Batman Modern Utility Belt Replica
The latest addition to the JLA TROPHY ROOM is one of the most recognizable and important parts of Batman’s costume – his modern utility belt! This prop replica of Batman’s belt is made of faux-leather, includes eight pouches with real, working high-gloss gold snaps with Batman logo emblems and a real, working gold-plated metal buckle with a Batman logo emblem. In addition to a Certificate of Authenticity, a metal display shelf on which the belt can be mounted is included, along with mounting hardware. This mixed-media prop replica belt measures approximately 38″ long, and the display shelf measures approximately 7.25″ high x 22″ wide x 5.25″ deep. Limited Edition. Manufactured to order. * Batman’s (Modern) Utility Belt is a prop replica ONLY and is not meant to be worn. Advance-solicited; on sale June 9, 2010 * Prop Replica * $350 US
Star Wars Visions Ltd Ed HC
When Star Wars debuted in 1977, it revolutionized mainstream American filmmaking, transporting fans to new galaxies and introducing them to countless characters, aliens, planets, and starships. Just as George Lucas drew upon the work of N. C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell for his own visual inspiration, he has now invited more than 100 well-known and promising artists to draw upon the entire Star Wars galaxy for inspiration. Star Wars: Visions collects these magnificent artworks for the first time. This special 240-page limited edition includes 5 hand-signed, archival-quality 10 x 12″ giclé prints by Alex Ross, Moebius, Donato Giancola, Daniel Greene, and Jamie Wyeth, as well as 40 exclusive paintings and 50 extra pages showing artists’ processes and sketches.
Lynda Carter As Wonder Woman Bust
In honor of DC Comics’ 75th anniversary, Lynda Carter’s quintessential portrayal of Wonder Woman is presented in bust form.
Taking her trademark bullets and bracelets pose, the Amazon princess is perched atop a base with a star theme reminiscent of the popular 1970s TV show. The LYNDA CARTER AS WONDER WOMAN BUST is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 5.5″ high x 2.5″ wide x 2.5″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.
Legion Of Super-heroes Great Darkness Saga Deluxe HC
By: Paul Levitz, Kieth Giffen
The godlike Darkseid emerges in the 30th century with an ingenious plot to finally conquer the universe in this Deluxe Edition hardcover of Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen’s timeless Legion of Super-Heroes epic!
Not only is THE GREAT DARKNESS SAGA collected here for the first time in hardcover, this edition also includes several LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES issues written by Levitz that have never before been collected in any format!
Using his faithful minions to acquire all of the mystic artifacts of the time, Darkseid gains mental control over a race of three billion all-powerful beings. Now, as their universe teeters on the edge of Armageddon, the Legion of Super-Heroes amass their own army of every champion who ever held the status of Legionnaire to stand against the Dark Lord and his invincible soldiers.
But as the Legion suffers defeat after defeat, they realize that salvation and victory rest in the hands of a mysterious baby that has aged into adulthood before their very eyes! This is the perfect edition of the classic Levitz storyline that was decades ahead of its time and still stands as one of DC’s most enthralling superhero tales!
This title collects
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #284-296 & ANNUAL #1
By: Jeff Parker, G. Hardman & M. Robinson, Ed McGuinness
The oceans will boil! Red goes into deeply unfamiliar territory to stop the next contingency, and the best ally for the mission is Namor, King of Atlantis!
Take a dangerous doomsday scenario and insert two of the most powerful overbearing egos on Earth and… what could go wrong?
MEANWHILE…in the Pacific, A-Bomb finds out where giant monsters go after they’ve been driven out, and finds…MORE giant monsters!!
Osborn #1 (of 4)
By: Kelly Sue Deconnick, Emma Rios, Ben Oliver
BIG TIME HITS SPIDER-MAN’S GREATEST ENEMY! The world’s most dangerous felon is in the world’s top super-max security prison – an institution so secret even the vice president doesn’t know it exists. But can any cell contain Norman Osborn?
After the events of SIEGE, the former Green Goblin, Iron Patriot and power-mad director of worldwide security isn’t allowed to have a toothbrush… and he’s surrounded by the deadliest criminals in the world.
Lucky for Osborn, they’re fans. Rising stars Kelly Sue DeConnick (SIF) and Emma Rios (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) throw Osborn in the darkest hole the public’s never seen! Featuring an all-new bonus story written by Warren Ellis (THUNDERBOLTS)!
Marvel 1602 TPB Spider-Man
By: Jeff Parker, Ramon Rosanas, Michael Golden
Return to the Old World. With his secret identity of the Spider, the boundless ambition of individuals such as Norman Osborne and an untamed wilderness populated with tyrant lizards, the New World of 1602 was a dangerous enough place for Peter Parquagh. But now, charged with escorting the traitorous Osborne back to England, things will only get rougher for the young hero.
Transatlantic travel is never safe, but Parquagh has the added hurdle of dealing with his superstitious fellow sailors, who are frightened and threatened by the former printmaker’s strange abilities. While fending off their increasing hostility and the danger of treacherous pirates, Parquagh must struggle to ensure the safe passage of the ship and its prisoner, as well as a dangerous and mysterious cargo.
This title collects
SPIDER-MAN 1602 #1-5
Punisher HC Franken-castle
By Rick Remender
The Punisher is dead, so who, or what, is the giant patchwork monster skulking through the tunnels under New York? And what do those strange armored Japanese hunters tracking him want? Criminals are no longer being killed; they are simply vanishing into thin air. Listen closely, you can hear their pleas far below the streets. Those forgotten by society have a new protector. The Legion of Monsters has found a new leader. Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster.
This title collects
DARK REIGN: THE LIST – PUNISHER, PUNISHER #11-16, FRANKEN-CASTLE #17-21 and DARK WOLVERINE #88-89
Hewligans Haircut GN
By: Peter Milligan, Jamie Hewlett
Hewligan, the last sane man in the asylum. The fate of planet Earth rests upon his scalp. That’s because of Hewligan’s haircut, the most elegant thatch ever created – which also happens to contain a magic hole. Together with the reality-warping Dali Scarlet O’Gasmeter, he’s going to save reality and fall in love!
Doctor Who Magazine #427
Packed with exclusive photos and interviews, Doctor Who Magazine has all the latest about the Christmas special and the forthcoming season; new information on upcoming episodes of spin-offs Torchwood and Sarah Jane; the brand-new full-color comic strip continues; Steven Moffat reveals behind-the-scenes secrets in ‘Production Notes’; and all the latest books, DVDs, and audios are reviewed.