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

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Doctor Who Unit Dominion CD
By: Jason Arnopp, Alex Mallinson
The universe stands on the brink of a dimensional crisis – and the Doctor and Raine are pulled into the very epicenter of it. Meanwhile, on Earth, UNIT scientific advisor Dr. Elizabeth Klein and an incarnation of the Doctor she’s never encountered before are tested to the limit by a series of bizarre, alien invasions. At the heart of it all is a terrible secret, almost as old as the Time Lords themselves. Reality is beginning to unravel and two Doctors, Klein, Raine, and all of UNIT must use all their strength and guile to prevent the whole of creation being torn apart.
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Kamandi Last Boy On Earth Omnibus HC Vol. 02
By: Jack Kirby
In this final futuristic volume, Kamandi faces danger from a giant crab creature and an intelligent killer whale, is hunted by the Sacker Company, and is forced to compete for the ultimate prize: Superman’s costume!
This title collects
KAMANDI, THE LAST BOY ON EARTH #21-40!

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Cable And X-Force #1
By: Dennis Hopeless, Salvador Larroca
Cable is back! NOW!

with a new X-Force at his side, he must tackle the threats that nobody else can know about. But just who are Cable’s new recruits, and why is his team public enemy number one? Caught red-handed at the scene of a terrorist attack on a major American corporation whose CEO has expressed anti-mutant views, the X-Force is the run, with none other than the Uncanny Avengers in hot pursuit.

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Frankenstein Agent Of Shade #15
By: Matt Kindt, Alberto Ponticelli
‘ROTWORLD: SECRETS OF THE DEAD’ finale!

Frankenstein vs. the last of the Colossi for possession of the soul-grinder, Victor Frankenstein’s unholy machine of destruction–but it’s the only hope against The Rot!
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Doctor Who Voyages Of Jago & Litefoot Audio CD
By: Jonathan Morris,
Professor Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago are accustomed to the murky fog of Victorian London and the palatable pints of half and half at the Red Tavern. They are not used to travelling through time and space with their old friend, the Doctor. And now they find themselves whisked off to the planet Venus in the distant future, at a time when warrior women rule from a floating city in the clouds. There’s a mystery here, one that the Grand Empress Vulpina intends to keep secret. Even if it means destroying these visitors from the long-dead planet Earth!

Starring Colin Baker as the sixth Doctor.
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They Live Bd
An economic crisis brings an unemployed drifter to L.A. in search of work. What he finds instead is that the ruling elite of the world are aliens in disguise and their aim is to keep humans in a state of mindless consumerism. Released on the first time on Blu-Ray, this special edition includes new extras, a documentary, commentary, archival material, interviews and more. From legendary Director John Carpenter.

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Batman And Robin #15
By: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
A ‘DEATH OF THE FAMILY’ tie-in!

Damian vs. The Joker!

Has The Joker finally met a Robin as dangerous as he is? Or will The Clown Prince of Crime claim another of Batman’s allies as his victim?
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Doctor Who – Love and War
By: Jacqueline Rayner (and Paul Cornell)
A 20th anniversary adaptation of the Virgin New Adventures novel which introduced Bernice Summerfield!

On a planet called Heaven, all hell is breaking loose. Heaven is a cemetery for both humans and Draconians. The Doctor arrives on a trivial mission, but is he planning some more deadly game connected with the coffins revered by the mysterious Church of Vacuum and the unusual Arch that marks the location of a secret building below ground? Archaeologist Bernice Summerfield thinks so, but even she may not be able to save Ace from the Time Lord’s plans. This time, has the Doctor gone too far?
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It Girl & The Atomics #5
By: Jamie S. Rich, Mike Norton, Laura Allred
‘DARK STREETS, SNAP CITY’ Part Five

It Girl has seen the true face of her enemy, and she’s confronting LaLa Wah-Wah on the villain’s own turf: inside the video game dimension! It’s a dangerous showdown, but with the Atomics rallying behind her, It Girl can’t lose.

Concluding the first arc of Image’s newest hit series.
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Avengers Arena #1
By: Dennis Hopeless, Kev Walker, Dave Johnson
Trapped on an isolated island, 16 superhuman young adults (including cult faves like members of the Runaways, The Avengers Academy and Darkhawk) are given a chilling ultimatum by their demented captor: Fight or die! Only one will walk out alive! Thus begins a primal battle that will test the skills, stamina and morals of each combatant. Welcome to Murder World, where the secrets are plenty, alliances are fleeting, and the key to victory might be rewriting the rules of the game. Who will survive?
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Green Lantern Corps #15
By: Peter J. Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin, Trevor McCarthy
‘Rise of the Third Army’ continues!

Guy Gardner loses it – again! Much more is revealed about the Guardians’ plans to eradicate the Green Lantern Corps and anything that stands in their way.
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Batman #15
By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
‘DEATH OF THE FAMILY’ continues here!

The Joker’s attacks have taken their toll on Batman and his allies, and now they have to face the impossible. The final madness of The Joker’s plan revealed here! Why is he more dangerous now than ever before?

Plus: In the backup feature, witness The Joker’s confrontation with the Riddler as the horror of The Joker’s plan is revealed.
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Iron Man #4
By: Kieron Gillen, Greg Land
The new Iron Man heavy-duty battle-suit debuts. The least subtle Iron Man armor of all time! Tony’s hunt for Extremis takes him to the ancient Catacombs of Paris where absolute horror awaits! Things man was not meant to know Vs. the man who wants to know everything.
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Doctor Who Acheron Pulse Audio CD
By: Rick Briggs
A new adventure in time and space for the sixth Doctor.

The planet Cawdor. Deep in the heart of the Drashani Empire. The Doctor lands thirty years after the Succession of Blood brought Empress Cheni to the throne. For most of her reign there has been peace and prosperity. But five years ago, the War came. Now the Drashani are at war with the mysterious alien race known as the Wrath, led by the Warlord Tenebris. What is the secret of the Wrath’s weapon, the terrifying Acheron Pulse? As the Doctor races to save an Empire, he may not like the answers he finds.
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Demon Knights #15
By: Paul Cornell, Bernard Chang
EVERYTHING changes this issue! Merlin, Lucifer and a connection from the past to StormWatch are all here right before the team enters what could be their final battle! So what happens next? Or should the question be when?
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Classic Marvel Figure Coll Mag #189 Gamora
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 Gamora (#189) and Vance Astro (#190).
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Age Of Apocalypse #10
By: David Lapham, Roberto De La Torre, Kris Anka
Jean Grey believes she can defeat Weapon Omega, Weapon Omega knows he can kill Jean Grey!

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Fantastic Four #2
By: Matt Fraction, Mark Bagley
The First Family leaves time and space! How long can Reed hide his motivations from his family? What undiscovered places, what amazing things, and what incredible people are out there waiting to meet the FANTASTIC FOUR?
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Winter Soldier #13
By: Ed Brubaker, Butch Guice, Steve Epting
Part 4 of WIDOW HUNT! Who’s hunting the hunter?!
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