This week at your comic shop – 2/20/13

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Guardians Of Galaxy #0.1

Guardians Of Galaxy #0.1
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Steve McNiven
Move over Avengers the Guardians got this. Star-Lord. Gamora. Drax. Rocket Raccoon. Groot. and the Invincible Iron Man?!

The Marvel Universe just got bigger as the legendary cosmic epic returns in the hands of superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, All-New X-Men) and Steve McNiven (Civil War; Old Man Logan). In this special prelude issue meet the man behind the Guardians: Star-Lord and discover how this child of Earth became the leader of the rag-taggiest of teams in all the Galaxy.

All setting the stage for next month’s historic Guardians of the Galaxy #1. This is the start of something big, Marvel fans.
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Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #2 (of 12)

Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #2 (of 12)
By: David Tipton, Lee Sullivan, Francesco Francavilla
Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary continues! Oh my giddy aunt! It’s time to break out the recorders, as the Second Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor!
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Masks #4

Masks #4
By: Chris Roberson, Dennis Calero, Alex Ross
With the law twisted and perverted to benefit the unjust, those who serve justice have no choice but to operate outside the law. The Spider digs into the shadowy past of the new governor, but what he finds raises more questions than it answers.

Back in New York City, the Shadow and Green Hornet are marshaling their forces, as vigilantes and heroes like the Green Lama, Miss Fury, and the Black Terror join their cause.

Meanwhile, a blind lawyer and a fugitive artist find themselves standing alone against the might of the Black Legions.
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Flash #17

Flash #17
By: Francis Manapul
The finale of ‘GORILLA WARFARE’ as Barry’s battle with Grodd comes to its bone-crunching conclusion! Don’t miss the introduction of one of The Flash’s greatest foes!

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Steed And Mrs Peel Ongoing #5

Steed And Mrs Peel Ongoing #5
By: Caleb Monroe, Will Sliney, Lorena Carvalho
Mods IN SPACE. It’s well established that our spies are the swingingest secret agents in all the land, but what about in the galaxy? Emma Peel and John Steed enter the Space Race, thanks to the rocket-fueled talents of Caleb Monroe and Will Sliney!
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Hawkeye #8

Hawkeye #8
By: Matt Fraction, David Aja
Cherry’s got a gun. And she looks good in it. Hawkeye gets distracted. Just like you are right now.
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Aquaman #17

Aquaman #17
By: Geoff Johns, Paul Pelletier
A startling epilogue to ‘THRONE OF ATLANTIS’!

With the secrets of Atlantis revealed, Aquaman is confronted by a horrible myth from Atlantis’s past that’s connected to his own. Plus: Mera confronts a longtime enemy.
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Marvel Noir Marvel Noir Wolverine And X-Men TPB

Wolverine And X-Men TPB
By: Fred Van Lente, Dennis Calero
The Marvel Universe – shot in noir!

Hard-boiled, hard-drinking private eye Jim Logan is the best there is at what he does. And when Mariko Yashida saunters into his office, he knows she’s trouble when he sees it. It’s the case of Logan’s career – if he survives.

Meanwhile, discredited quack Charles Xavier rots in jail. He used to train desperate teens into canny grifters, but now one of his ‘X-Men,’ Jean Grey, is dead – and corrupt police chief Eric Magnus is closing in on the rest.

Then: Logan, Cyclops and the avenging Angel find the Gem of Cyttorak in the stinking jungles of Madripoor – but all it’s done is put a target on their backs. And what kind of monster is Nightcrawler?

This title collects
X-MEN NOIR #1-4, WOLVERINE NOIR #1-4, X-MEN NOIR: MARK OF CAIN #1-4 and WEAPON X NOIR #1.

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Uncanny X-Force #2
By: Sam Humphries, Ron Garney, Olivier Coipel
BISHOP VS. UNCANNY X-FORCE!

What secrets does the man with the ‘M’ on his face bring from the future?
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Batman The Black Mirror TPB

Batman The Black Mirror TPB
By: Scott Snyder, Jock, Francesco Francavilla
Originally published in DETECTIVE COMICS #871-877, this epic from the writer of BATMAN, SWAMP THING and AMERICAN VAMPIRE forces Batman to confront one of Gotham City’s oldest evils!

Plus: The corpse of a killer whale shows up on the floor of one of Gotham City’s foremost banks, setting a deadly mystery in motion!

This title collects
DETECTIVE COMICS #871-877

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Uncanny X-Men #2

Uncanny X-Men #2
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Chris Bachalo
There is a mole on Cyclops’ team, but who is it? When you hunt the UNCANNY X-MEN you use Sentinels, but when you find out WHO’S DOING THE HUNTING your jaw will drop!
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Batman The Dark Knight #17

Batman The Dark Knight #17
By: Gregg Hurwitz, Ethan Van Sciver
Ethan Van Sciver’s first storyline as regular artist continues as the gory details of The Mad Hatter’s past are revealed! With The Mad Hatter kidnapping citizens all over Gotham City, not even Batman can figure what he’s after.
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Uncanny Avengers #4

Uncanny Avengers #4
By: Rick Remender, John Cassaday
Red Skull and his S-Men move forward their take over of New York. A member of the Uncanny Avengers joins the S-Men! When the chips are down, the fight all but lost, one Avenger must rise and face the terrible might of The Omega Skull!
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Dark Shadows #14

Dark Shadows #14
By: Mike Raicht, Guiu Vilanova, Francesco Francavilla
The future of Collinwood has been glimpsed. Barnabas and his clan are headed towards dark days. What are those who endured it willing to sacrifice to make sure it never happens? Is it too late for some, or is there one last drastic measure one member of the clan can make to make the future unknown again?
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Avengers Arena #5

Avengers Arena #5
By: Dennis Hopeless, Kev Walker, Dave Johnson
The Braddock Academy vs. . . themselves?
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Justice League Dark #17

Justice League Dark #17
By: Jeff Lemire, Mikel Janin
Constantine and the others are trapped on a world where magic has been outlawed, and Tim Hunter is king! Their only hope of returning home is in the hands of Colonel Steve Trevor-but will the A.R.G.U.S. chief decide to protect the Earth by leaving Team Dark where they are?
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FF #4

FF #4
By: Matt Fraction, Mike Allred
It’s Valentine’s Day at the Baxter Building! So why does that spell trouble for She-Hulk?

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The Lone Ranger #13

The Lone Ranger #13
By: Ande Parks, Esteve Polls, Francesco Francavilla
‘Ghost Town’.

The first in a series of single issue stories, and a perfect jumping on point. The Lone Ranger and Tonto come across a small Western town that harbors great suffering. That suffering resonates through time, to the Ranger’s own past, and to the future.

Can the Lone Ranger and Tonto find a way to replace that suffering with hope?
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Journey Into Mystery #649

Journey Into Mystery #649
By: Kathryn Immonen, Valerio Schiti, Jeff Dekal
Guest starring the Superior Spider-Man + a collection of superstars from the MU firmament!

Ancient Viking Monsters? Eerily Familiar Freaks? Whatever they are, they’re invading Midgard!

Sif and her three hench-Berzerkers slither back to Earth in time to help put down this new assault. But can the berserkers keep their bloodlust in check?
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