This week at your comic shop – 12/5/12

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__________________________________________________________Avengers #1 Avengers #1
By: Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opeña

CLASSIFIED

__________________________________________________________ Planet of the Apes Cataclysm #4 Planet of the Apes Cataclysm #4
By: Corinna Bechko, Damian Couceiro, Alex Ross
With nowhere left to turn, Zaius must trust the one ape that has the most to hide… As Ape City continue to burn, will Zaius be reunited with his family before the final calamity arrives?
__________________________________________________________ Star Trek (The Original Series) Uhura Replica Dress Back in the late 1960s, Lieutenant Uhura made history by being a strong willed woman officer on the bridge of a starship, playing one of the most vital roles during the Enterprise’s five year mission – her communications officer. As part of their women’s Star Trek line of high-end replica costuming, ANOVOS desired to recreate Uhura’s iconic costume.

Featuring the exact double-knit fabric from the original uniforms, and fabric dyed to match screen-used fabric samples, this dress fabric is accurate to the original swatches used on set during filming. Patterns were based off of original cut patterns used from the set to ensure complete accuracy and look. A long hidden zipper finishes the piece, recreating one of the most iconic feminine designs of its time and even today.

This is by far one of the beautiful pieces created in the ANOVOS collection, and Star Trek fans deserve to own this one-of-a-kind piece.
__________________________________________________________ Action Comics #15 Action Comics #15
By: Grant Morrison, Rags Morales
Superman is on trial for his life – and the jury is the Anti-Superman Army! It’s the ultimate villains springing the ultimate trap at the end of time itself! And the mystery that has built since issue #1 is resolved as the Little Man’s true identity is revealed – with grave consequences!

Plus, in the backup feature: A crucial piece of information is revealed!
__________________________________________________________Spacehawk TPB Wolverton Spacehawk TPB Wolverton
By: Basil Wolverton
Spacehawk features every story from the intergalactic crime fighter’s debut in 1940 to his final, Nazi-crushing adventure in 1942. Infused with Wolverton’s quintessential weirdness, Spacehawk is sure to satisfy Wolverton’s fans who have clamored for this collection for years.
__________________________________________________________All New X-Men #3 All New X-Men #3
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stuart Immonen
The flagship X-Book marches on! The original 5 X-Men are back, but that’s not all that’s happening. What happened to the Phoenix 5 from AVENGERS VS. X-MEN?
__________________________________________________________Detective Comics #15 Detective Comics #15
By: John Layman, Jason Fabok
A ‘DEATH OF THE FAMILY’ tie-in! What has The Joker done with The Penguin? Guest-starring Poison Ivy and Clayface! Plus: In the backup story, learn the secret way to make it as a super criminal in Gotham City.
__________________________________________________________DC Comics Super Heroes Shazam Bust DC Comics Super Heroes Shazam Bust
Sculpted by Jean St. Jean One of the most-anticipated characters in the DC Comics-The New 52 is brought to form with this electrifying bust of the powerful Shazam!

Featuring an all-new design along with a mysterious new origin, it doesn’t take the wisdom of Solomon to know these will sell out fast!

Measuring approximately 5.8″ high x 5.45″ wide x 6″ deep, this hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue is packaged in a 4-color box.
__________________________________________________________Dark Knight Production Art & Full Shooting Script Sale Ed Dark Knight Production Art & Full Shooting Script Sale Ed
Critically acclaimed director Christopher Nolan followed up his blockbuster film Batman Begins with The Dark Knight. This film developed the highly-anticipated, raw cat-and-mouse game between Batman and his twisted arch-nemesis The Joker.

The Dark Knight is the ultimate companion book to the movie, showcasing production ephemera including storyboard art, character sketches, Nolan’s original shooting script, still photos, and even personal behind-the-scenes material.
__________________________________________________________Thunderbolts #1 Thunderbolts #1
By: Daniel Way, Steve Dillon, Julian Totino Tedesco
Red Hulk, Venom, Elektra, Deadpool, the Punisher. Forget the courts, the jails, the system – this team of Thunderbolts fights fire with fire, targeting the most dangerous and lethal players in the Marvel Universe with extreme prejudice. Led by General ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross, AKA the Red Hulk, this hand-picked team of like-minded operatives is going to make the world a better placeÖby all means necessary.
__________________________________________________________Marvel Minimates Venom Through The Ages Set Marvel Minimates Venom Through The Ages Set
A Diamond Select Release! Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! It’s time to form a symbiotic relationship with your local comic shop! Why? Because that’s the only place you can get the this box set of Marvel Minimates focusing on the symbiote-wearing anti-hero known as Venom. This Previews-exclusive 4-pack includes Classic Venom, She-Venom, Transformation Venom and Flash Thompson as Venom. Each Minimate stands 2″ tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories. Set comes packed on a blister card.
__________________________________________________________Steed & Mrs Peel TPB Golden Game Steed & Mrs Peel TPB Golden Game
By: Grant Morrison, Ian Gibson
John Steed reunites with Emma Peel to investigate the disappearance of his new partner, Tara King, as the legendary Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, ARKHAM ASYLUM) and Ian Gibson (THE BALLAD OF HALO JONES) enter Steed and Mrs. Peel into ‘The Golden Game’! Also, Mr. Peel comes back to England from the Amazon — but some unwanted guests have come along for the ride. Emma Peel fights for her husband’s life in ‘Deadly Rainbow’!
__________________________________________________________Animal Man #15 Animal Man #15
By: Jeff Lemire, Steve Pugh
‘ROTWORLD: THE RED KINGDOM’ part three!

Trapped in a horrible future controlled by The Rot, Animal Man battles Grodd and his Gorillas in a city they’re claiming for their own! Frankenstein joins the fight!

Guest-starring Steel and Black Orchid!

Plus: Find out what happened to Maxine after Buddy left with Swamp Thing to enter Rotworld. Hint: It’s not good…
__________________________________________________________Star Trek (The Original Series) Captain Kirk Replica Star Trek (The Original Series) Captain Kirk Replica
ANOVOS offers the Captain Kirk Gold Tunic from Star Trek’s third season. The primary focus is on providing the most accurate representation of the 60’s era top using decades worth of accumulated research and access to original pieces. Using the exact double-knit fabric, elusive diamond-weave neck material, and patterns drawn from a screen-used hero Spock uniform, this top will meet every fan expectation even to the most critical eye, right down to the braid that was given the seal of approval by Greg Jein himself. By carefully assembling the original pattern, repeating the dye process multiple times to get the perfect match, and producing several prototypes, this outfit has been recreated down to the last detail. Relive the nostalgia of the original series with this iconic, double knit Command Division Gold Tunic.
__________________________________________________________Pogo Comp Syndicated Strips HC Vol. 02 Balderdash Pogo Comp Syndicated Strips HC Vol. 02 Balderdash
Following the best selling Pogo Volume 1, this new volume finds Walt Kelly at the peak of his powers and features page after page of gorgeously drawn vaudevillian dialogue and action whilst introducing a host of new characters to the swamp.

Created during the 1952 political season, Bona Fide Balderdash also features Kelly’s acidic political satire and reprints, for the first time ever in full color, two full years of Sunday pages plus extensive historical annotation by comic strip historian R.C. Harvey and an introduction by Stan Freberg.
__________________________________________________________Amazing Spider-Man #699 Amazing Spider-Man #699
By: Dan Slott, Richard Elson, Paolo Rivera
This is the MUST READ issue that turns over all the cards and reveals secrets that have been set as far back as ENDS OF THE EARTH, SPIDER-ISLAND, and 99 issues ago in ASM #600!

Doctor Octopus has hours left to live. He knows Peter Parker’s secret. He has no master plan-all he wants is vengeance. Which members of Spider-Man’s rogues gallery will heed Ock’s call to arms?

Special appearances by the Lizard, the Spider-Slayer, Morbius the Living Vampire, and some surprising Spidey Foes!
__________________________________________________________Earth 2 #7 Earth 2 #7
By: James Robinson, Nicola Scott, Ivan Reis
Who is Hawkgirl? The secret is revealed!

Mr. Terrific makes his first appearance on Earth 2 since he left our world! ï

Don’t miss the aftermath of ‘THE GRUNDY APOCALYPSE!’
__________________________________________________________Star Trek (The Original Series) Spock Replica Tunic Star Trek (The Original Series) Spock Replica Tunic
ANOVOS’ Star Trek: The Original Series – Spock Replica Tunic is a highly accurate recreation of the uniform top worn by Leonard Nimoy during the third season of the original Star Trek series. Using the exact double-knit fabric, elusive diamond-weave neck material, and patterns drawn from a screen-used hero Spock uniform, this tunic will meet every fan expectation even to the most critical eye.

ANOVOS offers this exacting replica in Mr. Spock’s style with Commander braid formation, containing two full braids for each sleeve. Each tunic features the Science Division Delta Shield Enterprise patch. Taking a page from Spock’s ‘I endeavour to be accurate’, ANOVOS recreates only the best of costume replicas.

To pass on this would be, simply put, highly illogical!
__________________________________________________________Munsters Koach 1/15 Scale Vehicle Munsters Koach 1/15 Scale Vehicle
Munsters Koach 1:15 Electronic Vehicle A Diamond Select Release! This kar is a klassic! Fans of ’60s television rejoice, because this 1/15 scale replica of the family Koach from the popular TV show The Munsters measures 14 inches long and features working lights and sounds from the show, including a revving engine and squealing tires! With fully detailed moving parts, you’ll find yourself humming the theme song every time you look at it.
__________________________________________________________GI Combat #7 GI Combat #7
By: Justin Gray, Howard Chaykin
The Haunted Tank is on the loose in the Black Room. Plus: A resurrected Nazi is at the helm of the War Wheel! Plus: In the backup story, The Unknown Soldier goes to war!

FINAL ISSUE!

___________________________________]_______________________Freaky Monsters Magazine #13 Freaky Monsters Magazine #13
Freaky Monsters’ sizzling sensational Summer issue includes: ‘Lost Dracula Interview!’ – A freaky interview with the king of the undead first unseen since the 30s. See what the old boy has to say about life as a vampire. ‘The Walking Dead!’ – Long before the contemporary TV series, the dead have walked among the living. ‘Horror on the Radio’ – A look into the popular suspense and horror shows of the 1930s!
__________________________________________________________James Bond Archives HC James Bond Archives HC
To celebrate 50 years of this innovative franchise, EON Productions opened their archives of photos, designs, storyboards, and production materials to editor Paul Duncan, who spent two years researching over one million images and 100 filing cabinets of documentation.

The result is the most complete account of the making of the series, covering every James Bond film ever made, beginning with Dr. No (1962) and ending with the upcoming SkyFall (2012), including the spoof Casino Royale (1967) and the non-Eon film Never Say Never Again (1983).
__________________________________________________________Swamp Thing #15 Swamp Thing #15
By: Scott Snyder, Marco Rudy, Yanick Paquette
‘ROTWORLD: THE GREEN KINGDOM’ part three!

Batman’s fate in the Rotworld is revealed! Guest-starring the inmates of Arkham Asylum who have been dramatically affected by battling the Green, the Red and the Rot!
__________________________________________________________Classic Marvel Figure Coll Mag #188 Werewolf By Night Classic Marvel Figure Coll Mag #188 Werewolf By Night
Fully authorized figurines, teamed up with an amazing magazine put this series in a super-league of its own! The hand-painted lead figurines are sculpted by master craftsmen and based on original pieces of Marvel artwork. Measuring 3 1/2′-4″ tall, each figurine is individually numbered, comes stamped with the Marvel official logo, and comes packaged in its own box. The magazine accompanying each figurine will provide a detailed history and background on the featured character, including exclusive images and interviews. The fabulous characters featured this month are the Trapster (#186), Shaman (#187), and Werewolf by Night (#188).
__________________________________________________________Jack Kirbys Fourth World Omnibus TPB Vol. 04 Jack Kirbys Fourth World Omnibus TPB Vol. 04
By: Jack Kirby
The final FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS collects THE NEW GODS #11, THE FOREVER PEOPLE #11 and MISTER MIRACLE #10-18! Plus: Kirby’s sequel to THE NEW GODS, the graphic novel THE HUNGER DOGS and more!

__________________________________________________________Phantom Stranger #3 Phantom Stranger #3
By: Dan DiDio, Brent Anderson
The Stranger vs. Haunted Highwayman vs. Dr. 13!

The Stranger’s curse dictates that he must betray all those he encounters! Can he beat the odds this time?

The future and past of The New 52 collide in this issue!
__________________________________________________________Deadpool #3 Deadpool #3
By: Gerry Duggan, Tony Moore, Geof Darrow
Deadpool vs. Dead PresidentsÖthis time, TRICKY DICK NIXON! Can even Doctor Strange help the M w/the M? This is the Deadpool series you will marry someday!
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