This week at your comic shop – 3/13/13

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Doctor Who K-9 Action Figure W/TARDIS Play Set

Doctor Who K-9 Action Figure W/TARDIS Play Set
Travel through time and space with the Doctor! This extraordinary TARDIS Playset based on the sci-fi TV series Doctor Who. The TARDIS Playset’s amazing interior features a detailed Master Control Console! Made of thick dollhouse-like cardboard in a retro 1970s style, in scale with Bif Bang Pow!’s 8″ Doctor Who action figures, the playset includes a bonus figurine of the Doctor’s trusty cyberdog, K-9! Playset measures 11″ tall x 5 1/2″ wide x 5 1/2″ long.
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Wolverine #1

Wolverine #1
By: Paul Cornell, Alan Davis
IT’S HUNTING SEASON!

The best there is at what he does gets an all-new on-going! Pay attention very closely: there’s a mystery here that even Wolverine hasn’t sniffed out yet. When Wolverine finds himself the bargaining chip in a hostage situation, he must make a decision to save a little boy that will follow him forever. . . literally!

How can a berserker fight what he can’t see? And how far will he go to assert his humanity in the face of the Unknown?

Find out when superstars Paul Cornell (CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI:13, Doctor Who, Action Comics) and Alan Davis (AVENGERS, CLANDESTINE, EXCALIBUR, UNCANNY X-MEN) take on the Wolverine!

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The Black Beetle: No Way Out #1 (2nd Printing)

The Black Beetle: No Way Out #1 (2nd Printing)
By: Francesco Francavilla
* After launching to rave reviews The Black Beetle: No Way Out #1 sells out!

*Dark Horse goes back to press for a 2nd printing, this time with a completely new cover by Eisner Award winner Francesco Francavilla!

Black Beetle’s investigation of two local mob bosses is interrupted when a mysterious explosion murders them and a pub full of gangsters-taking out most of Colt City’s organized crime in one fell swoop. Who could pull off such a coup, and what danger might that murderous bomber do to Colt City and Black Beetle?

“Francavilla delivers the pulp noir that suits his style perfectly.”-Comic Book Resources

“The hard-boiled mystery hits the ground running and doesn’t pause to catch its breath.”-Nerdist
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Star Wars #3

Star Wars #3
By: Brian Wood, Carlos D’Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, Alex Ross
Princess Leia formed a secret squadron of stealth X-wings to help expose a spy within the Rebel ranks. But taking command puts her at odds with Luke Skywalker at a time they need solidarity more than ever-especially when the spy has alerted the Empire to Han Solo’s latest venture!

* Dream team: Brian Wood, Carlos D’Anda, and cover artist Alex Ross!

* Perfect starting point for new readers!

* Fan-favorite Star Wars classic-era characters!
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Batman #18 Variant Ed

Batman #18 Variant Ed
By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Welcome guest-artist Andy Kubert!

In the wake of unspeakable tragedy, Batman is in danger of losing his humanity!

Fan-favorite character Harper Row returns-will she be able to pull Batman back from the brink?
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Crime Does Not Pay Archives Volume 4 HC

Crime Does Not Pay Archives Volume 4 HC
By: Dick Wood, Lev Gleason, Rudy Palais, Charles Biro, Bob Q. Siegel, Richard “Dick” Briefer, R.W. Hall, ARt Gates, Art Mann, Alan Mandel
Crime Does Not Pay-the true-crime comic that enjoyed massive circulation throughout the forties and fifties-was a hit with readers. Issues #34-#37 of this visceral, provocative series are now collected into one fine, head-walloping hardcover.

* new foreword by David Lapham (Stray Bullets, The Strain)!

* Set the pace for the violent pre-Code comics era.

* Look for new Crime Does Not Pay in Dark Horse Presents!
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Monsters From The Vault #31

Monsters From The Vault #31
The issue will feature first-time MFTV contributor, John McElwee’s look at the Ballyhoo that helped promote Bride of Frankenstein during its original release as well as re-releases over the years. Greg Mank returns to our pages with a look at the James Whale film, One More River (1934). Rounding out the issue is Gary Rhodes’ article on the 1947 Bela Lugosi Film, Scared to Death, an excerpt from Candace Hilligoss’s upcoming memoir on the making of Carnival of Souls, and Larry Underwood’s article on who’s truly responsible for the Monster’s look in 1931’s Frankenstein.
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Green Lantern Corps #18

Green Lantern Corps #18
By: Peter J. Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin, Juan Jose Ryp
‘WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN’ continues!

The First Lantern has already devastated Kyle Rayner. Now he sets his sights on Carol Ferris and the rest of the New Guardians.

How will the First Lantern’s unique, sadistic power shatter the lives of Larfleeze, Saint Walker, Arkillo and the rest?

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X-Men Legacy #7

X-Men Legacy #7
By: Simon Spurrier, Tan Eng Huat, Mike Del Mundo
Refusing Wolverine’s offer to join the X-Men, David Haller must now decide exactly how he will carry out his father’s legacy.

But upon venturing into the world on his own, will he be beaconed back to Westchester by his budding fascination with young X-Man Blindfold? And more importantly: How will their future together change the fate of mutantkind?

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Fantastic Four #5

Fantastic Four #5
By: Matt Fraction, Mark Bagley
The F4 travel back to ancient Rome and dine with Caesar on the Ides of March.

Did somebody say, ‘Pass the knife’?

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Ghostbusters Elite Ecto-1 1/18 Hotwheels

Ghostbusters Elite Ecto-1 1/18 Hotwheels

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Uncanny X-Men #3

Uncanny X-Men #3
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Chris Bachalo
Everything has changed for Magneto in the last few weeks. Can he prove he is still the Master of Magnetism?

Cyclops and the rest of his crew take the revolution on the road gathering up more new mutants.

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Saucer Country #13

Saucer Country #13
By: Paul Cornell, Ryan Kelly
On election night, Arcadia’s chances of reaching the highest office in the land are too close to call. . . just like Prof Kidd’s chances of holding on to his sanity. In Part Two of ‘President’s Day,’ our heroes are forced to ask: Whose side are the flying saucers on?
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Thunderbolts #6

Thunderbolts #6
By: Daniel Way, Steve Dillon, Julian Totino Tedesco
The team reaches the bloody end of their first mission! The final deadly team member is revealed!
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Threshold #3

Threshold #3
By: Keith Giffen, Tom Raney, Howard Porter
Former Green Lantern Jediah Caul leads an assault on the powers behind the game. . . a very ill advised assault.

Introducing CAPTAIN K’ROT!

In the backup feature, the hunt for Larfleeze’s stuff turns up evidence that the theft was an inside job!

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Thor God Of Thunder #6

Thor God Of Thunder #6
By: Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic
GODBOMB Part One

Somewhere at the end of the time, all the gods of the universe are enslaved, working to build a machine that will forever change the face of creation.

What is. . . the Godbomb? And what can Thor, the last free god in all the cosmos, do to stop it?
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Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #7

Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #7
By: Steve Darnell, Jonathan Lau, Alex Ross
In ‘Pyramid Schemes,’ Peter Cannon is in Egypt, where he learns some disturbing facts about the missing Princess Ahmoset.

Meanwhile, as Thunderbolt, his plans to summon the dragon once more bring him into contact with the explosive Sons of Adam!
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Fearless Defenders #2

Fearless Defenders #2
By: Cullen Bunn, Will Sliney, Mark Brooks
DANI MOONSTAR joins the Defenders!

Valkyrie and Misty prepare to take on the Doom Maidens.

Plus: A closer look at our sadistic new villain!
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Shadow #10

Shadow #10
By: Victor Gischler, Aaron Campbell, Alex Ross
Revolutionary Part 3 (of 4) – The Shadow, along with faithful sidekick and pilot Miles Crofton and new partner in adventure George Orwell, pursues The Black Sparrow across the war-torn Spanish countryside. Cranston must decide how he’s going to confront the woman who is both former lover and current adversary, but there is a new player in the mix! Just who is the maniacal El Rey? The Shadow must thwart El Rey’s plot to rise from the debris of a war shattered nation and install himself as supreme ruler.
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Secret Avengers #2

Secret Avengers #2
By: Nick Spencer, Luke Ross, Tomm Coker
‘Bagalia’

Nick Fury knows who he wants for the new Secret Avengers–the deadly mercenary known as Taskmaster!

Trouble is, how to extract S.H.I.E.L.D.’s newest prospective agent from the only prison cell in Bagalia — the nation-state built by and for super villains!
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Doctor Who Classics #1

Doctor Who Classics #1
By: Richard Starkings, Andy Lanning, Matthew Dow Smith
Doctor Who Classics is back!

This new series presents strips never before reprinted, and in color for the very first time! In this inaugural issue, enjoy two complete stories featuring the Seventh Doctor, ‘Time and Tide’ and ‘Follow That TARDIS!’ by such luminaries as Richard Starkings, Andy Lanning, and Dougie Braithwaite!
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Age Of Ultron #2 (of 10)

Age Of Ultron #2 (of 10)
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Bryan Hitch
For years the heroes of the Marvel Universe have lived in fear that the artificial intelligence known as Ultron would one day evolve to fulfill its desire to wipe out all organic life and take over the Earth — that day has arrived.

This massive 10-part Marvel Universe-spanning event is brought to you by Eisner award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis and comics legend Bryan Hitch.
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Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #2

Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #2
By: Roger Langridge, Jason Bone, Walter Simonson
Cliff Secord on the run! Betty in the clutches of the ghastly Otto Rune! And what is Peevy’s connection to the missing scientist? All this and more. . . as the Rocketeer must prevent nothing less than the wrath of the Lord Himself!

More pulp action in the great Dave Stevens tradition!
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Cable And X-Force #5 (Yu Variant Cover Edition)

Cable And X-Force #5 (Yu Variant Cover Edition)
By: Dennis Hopeless, Salvador Larroca, Greg Land
X-FORCE is officially on the run.

Cable must face his daughter Hope, the savior of AVX.

The Uncanny Avengers are hot on their trail!

This variant cover edition comes bagged and boarded.
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Illustration Magazine #40

Illustration Magazine #40
This issue features the lurid and sensational men’s adventure illustration of Bruce Minney. The feature showcases numerous examples of rare original artwork, printed covers, and previously unpublished photographs.

Next up we feature the work of Norman Lindsay, our second feature on the legendary Australian artist.

Our final feature concerns the work of George Stavarinos, a brilliant and influential illustrator from the 80s whose life was cut tragically short.
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