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Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION Cover by GREG CAPULLO Variant cover by JIM LEE 1:200 B&W variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
Bruce Wayne is back in the cowl, hunting a new and deadly killer in Gotham City – a killer with a vendetta against Bruce Wayne! But who is this mysterious killer in an owl skull mask? And is he the key to unlocking one of Gotham’s oldest and most terrifying secrets? Be there for their first brutal encounter!
S.H.I.E.L.D. TPB Architects Of Forever
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by DUSTIN WEAVER Cover by GERALD PAREL
Leonardo da Vinci. Galileo Galilei. Sir Isaac Newton. The titans of history, they discovered the truth of reality in mathematics and the limits of possibility in science – and pushed past those limits with their boundless imaginations. And each has weighed the same question: What is man’s destiny? For these men were also all members of the Brotherhood of the Shield, a secret organization that has been safeguarding humanity and shepherding the future for almost 5,000 years. They turned back the Brood in ancient Egypt. They kept a Celestial from destroying Earth in first-century China. They stopped Galactus the first time he visited our planet during the 16th century. And still they watch over us all. But during the late 1950s, the Brotherhood faced a test like none other: the Night Machine, a super-powered being driven to bring about the organization’s utter destruction.?His vicious attack on the High Council’s Rome headquarters causes a line to be drawn between the members of the Shield, and the questions about man’s destiny will be resolved once and for all! Collecting S.H.I.E.L.D. (2010) #1-6 and material from S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT.
Fearless #1 (of 12)
By: Matt Fraction, Cullen Bunn, Chris Yost, Mark Bagley, Paul Pelletier, Art Adams
A new twice-monthly series featuring Captain America, the Avengers, and heroes and villains across the entire Marvel Universe! In the wake of Fear Itself, [CLASSIFIED]!
By the acclaimed writing team of Matt Fraction (Fear Itself), Cullen Bunn (Fear Itself: The Deep) and Chris Yost (Fear Itself: Spider-Man) and the powerhouse art team of Mark Bagley (Ultimate Spider-Man) and Paul Pelletier (The Incredible Hulks).
Fear Itself #7 (of 7)
By: Matt Fraction, Stuart Immonen, Steve McNiven
Tony Stark returns from the depths with a last-chance arsenal that will transform the Avengers from Earth’s Mightiest Heroes…into Earth’s Last Hope!
It’s THOR’S DAY– the day that everything ends! Double sized Finale with a little something extra for keen eye.
Batman Character Apron
Keep yourself clean and tidy in the kitchen with these costume-imprinted aprons that let you become your favorite DC Comics’ hero! Choose from Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, or Green Lantern.
Invincible Iron Man #509
By: Matt Fraction, Salvador Larroca
Iron Man arms himself for the end of the world. Guest starring Rescue and the Detroit Steel Corps.
DC Comics Presents Superboys Legion #1
Written by MARK FARMER o Art and cover by ALAN DAVIS and MARK FARMER
A rocketship blasts away from an exploding planet and into the 30th century, where its passenger grows up to become Superboy, founder of The Legion of Super-Heroes! Reprinting the two-issue Elseworlds miniseries!
Doctor Who Vol. 2 #10
By: Tony Lee, Matthew Dow Smith and Mark Buckingham
Bodysnatchers: Part 1 of 2! Finding themselves inside an alien asylum, the Doctor, Amy, and Rory discover that many of the human patients within actually house the minds of some of the Doctor’s most terrifying enemies! As the Doctor tries to work out who has done this hideous body swap, the inmates riot… and two characters will never be the same again!
Star Wars Art of the Comics Ltd Ed
Star Wars and sequential art share a long history: Star Wars debuted on the comic-book page in 1977, when Marvel Comics began publishing a six-part adaptation of the first film, which morphed into a monthly comic book. Now, more than three decades later, new series by Dark Horse Comics continue to expand the Star Wars galaxy. The second book in the Star Wars Art series, Star Wars Art: Comics brings together the very best artwork from the entire history of Star Wars comics publishing, showcasing original art from the top comics artists working in the industry. Hand-selected and curated by George Lucas, the art featured in this volume includes interior pages and fully painted covers from artists such as Al Williamson, Howard Chaykin, Adam Hughes, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dave Dorman, and many more-as well as new work created exclusively for this book by over 20 renowned artists, including John Cassady, Sam Kieth, Mike Mignola, Paul Pope, Frank Quitely, Jim Steranko, and other comics superstars. Star Wars Art: Comics is a tribute to sequential storytelling, a worthy and justly celebrated art form. This special 244-page limited edition includes 5 hand-signed, archival-quality giclé prints by Dave Dorman, Sam Kieth, Mike Mignola, Frank Quitely, and Ryan Sook, as well as 50 exclusive illustrations and 60 extra pages showing those illustrations.
HP Lovecraft The Dunwich Horror #1 (of 4)
By: Joe R. Lansdale and Peter Bergting
H.P. Lovecraft is known as one of the key founders of modern horror, cited as a major influence by many prominent authors, such as Stephen King. In collaboration with renowned Lovecraft historian and literary caretaker Robert Weinberg, IDW is bringing you the definitive Lovecraft comics updated for a 21st century audience. This unique series begins by adapting classic Lovecraft tale ‘The Dunwich Horror’ by fright-master Joe R. Lansdale (30 Days of Night: Night, Again) and Peter Bergting (D&D: Dark Sun). The second story brings ‘The Hound’ to life by Weinberg.
Written by FRED VAN LENTE & GREG PAK Penciled by DAVID HAHN Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
AN ELEKTRA-FYING ISSUE OF HERC! Herc has rejected his demigod status to distance himself from his Olympian ties, especially his father Zeus. Unfortunately for Herc, that distance is about to get a lot shorter, as Zeus has decided to move in with his wayward son after an angry Hera de-powers him. As if parental baggage wasn’t problematic enough, Herc’s status as Brooklyn’s protector has put him at odds with some powerful enemies. A team-up with the skilled assassin Elektra could give him the help he needs… as long as his dad doesn’t muck it up first. Written by Marvel scribes Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente and drawn by the astounding David Hahn, it’s a Herc story not to be missed!
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Daniel Acuna
The madness and drama of FEAR ITSELF has taken its toll on the mighty Avengers and now they must reinvent themselves once more! The entire world awaits word of who will be the Avengers!
This is one of the most important chapters in Avengers’ history. You will not want to miss the shocking surprise announcements!!
Batmobile Classic 1/25 Scale Snap Model Kit
Atomic Batteries To Power! Turbines To Speed!
One of the most beloved cars in television history arrives in the scale everyone craves. The 1966 Batmobile was one of the many icons to emerge from the classic Batman TV show. Known for its gadgets, the car assisted Batman and Robin on their crusade against the criminals of Gotham.
The car features snap-together assembly, super-accurate body and detail, metal axles, and figures of Batman and Robin.
When completed, it measures 8 1/2″ long.
30 Days Of Night #1
Steve Niles (w) o Sam Kieth (a) Kieth, Davide Furno (c)
Fright-master Steve Niles returns to the creation that launched his career for an all-new 30 DAYS OF NIGHT ongoing series, with warped genius Sam Kieth (creator of THE MAXX) joining in the bloodletting! A letter from Barrow, Alaska, carries a cryptic warning to a young, curious woman, which leads her down the rabbit hole and face-to-face with her desire and likely her demise. Elsewhere in Los Angeles, a vampire resurrection ignites, which could threaten the very way of life of all mankind. Features an all-new cast characters being introduced to the world of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT for the first time!
Metabarons Ultimate Coll Slip Case
(W) Alexandro Jodorwsky (A) Juan Gimenez
The first cycle of the epic saga created by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Juan Gimenez compiled for the first time in its entirety in the same oversized deluxe edition, with slipcase, as the Eisner nominated edition of The Incal Classic Collection. A multi-generational tale of family, sacrifice, and survival told within an immense universe, both in scope and originality. A true classic in the pantheon of graphic storytelling and science fiction as a whole.
Doc Savage: The Desert Demons
Kenneth Robeson (Author), Lester Dent (Author), Will Murray (Author), Joe DeVito (Illustrator)
Back after 20 years! Doc Savage and his mighty crew return in a brand-new series of nightmare exploits that can only be called…. THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE! Ferocious blood-red Things begin dropping down from the sky, the state of California is besieged by the Desert Demons—a phenomenon so fierce that it triggers a modern exodus. Only Doc Savage, the scientist-superman who was forged in the fires of scientific knowledge to battle the unknown, is equal to the challenge. From the Hollywood hills to the alligator-infested interior of Florida, the Man of Bronze wages war with cyclonic monsters that seem to possess an intelligence of their own—and a murderous malevolence that smacks of the unearthly!
Written by KYLE HIGGINS Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and JP MAYER
When a mysterious assassin targets Dick Grayson, Nightwing must work fast to uncover the killer’s plot before he strikes again. But as Haley’s Circus continues to perform in Gotham City, Dick finds himself torn between two lives: His old one as a circus performer and his new one as a Super Hero. And they may be more connected than he ever realized!
Night Force HC
The creative team behind Tomb of Dracula reunited in 1982 for NIGHT FORCE!
The series begins as the mysterious sorcerer Baron Winter assembles a team to take on an occult evil. But can the granddaughter of Dracula’s greatest foe, a powerful parapsychologist and a timelost warrior from the court of King David tackle these threats? Collecting all fourteen issues of the original series for the first time!
Vertigo Resurrected The Eaters #1
By: Peter Milligan, dean ormston
Reprinting the 1995 epic of the Quills, an average suburban family who just happens to consume human flesh. Plus: Tales from HEARTTHROBS #3, WEIRD WAR TALES #4, STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 and WEIRD WESTERN TALES #4.
Wonder Woman #2
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
Hera, Queen of the Gods, does not take her vengeance lightly – and if Wonder Woman is so foolish as to stand in the way of her whim, then Wonder Woman is her enemy. But it’s Hera’s daughter Diana should truly fear – the goddess of discord is coming to Paradise Island, and murder always follows in her wake!
Bionic Man #3
Covers: Alex Ross (main), Jonathan Lau (1-in-10) Writer: Kevin Smith with Phil Hester Artist: Jonathan Lau Colorist: Ivan Nunes Colonel
Steve Austin’s body is ruined, his spirit broken, the prospect of a future as a barely human cyborg haunting him as he hovers between life and death. Meanwhile, the demented cyborg Hull launches the first strike in his fanatical war against humanity! From the team that brought you Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet.
DC Comics Presents Superman Secret Identity #1
Written by KURT BUSIEK o Art and cover by STUART IMMONEN
Clark Kent’s life is filled with the taunts of his peers, who compare him to the fictional Clark Kent – the one with super-powers. What happens when he discovers powers of his own? Don’t miss this title reprinting the first two issues of the 4-part miniseries that’s set in the real world!
Disney Mickey Mouse Box Set Vol. 01 & 02
Floyd Gottfredson’s classic 1930s Mickey Mouse is back for another round. Mickey’s vintage Disney bad guys are here too, with arch-enemy Pegleg Pete joined by the mysterious ‘Bill Shakespeare’ and hypnosis-happy Professors Ecks, Doublex, and Triplex.
Restored from Disney’s original negatives and proof sheets, ‘Mickey Mouse: Trapped on Treasure Island’ also includes more than 50 pages of supplementary features, rare behind-the-scenes art, vintage publicity material, and commentary by Disney historians.
Rediscover the wild, unforgettable personality behind the icon: Floyd Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse!
Munsters Select Herman Action Figure
A Diamond Select Release!
The fans have spoken and they want more horror for their Hallloween and DST has been listing- we now present the next property in the acclaimed Select line, the Munsters!
TV’s first family of horror! Who does not remember watching the exploits of Herman, Lilly and Gramdpa back in the days before color TV!
Sculpted by legendary sculptor Jean St. Jean, featuring a selection of accesory as well as the specialty market exclusive build- a Electric chair! This 7″ depiction of the TV icons is proof-positive of DST’s dedication to bringing these icons to collectors.
The Select version includes an exclusive detailed accessory not available to the Mass Market!
Zorro Rides Again #4 (of 12)
Covers: Matt Wagner Writer: Matt Wagner Artist: Esteve Polls
Matt Wagner (MAGE, GRENDEL) continues the finale of his epic story of Zorro! How will Don Diego’s personal life affect Zorro’s continuing crusade against the alcalde of Los Angeles, Luis Quintero? Find out in ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #4!
Green Lantern Corps #2
Written by PETER J. TOMASI Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA Cover by ALEX GARNER
Guy Gardner and John Stewart lead a squadron of Green Lanterns to fight a mysterious force that is marching across the space sectors and devouring not only their natural resources but their entire populations. Worst of all, those responsible have a vendetta against the Green Lantern Corps!
Freaky Monsters Magazine #5
Freaky Monsters recaptures the spirit and fun of the original monster-madness boom of the 1960s and celebrates the classic films and colorful characters from the ‘Ghoul-den age of Horrorwood’ for exactly what they are – a heck of a lot of fun!
The magazine boasts the highest quality photo reproduction of any genre magazine on the market.
Freaky Monsters is 100% kid friendly. 100% Classic Horror. 100% freaky fun.
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Together, these books offer 30 “weird stories” by our nation’s greatest horror writer. In addition to the title piece, Cthulhu includes “Rats in the Walls,” “Herbert West Reanimator” (the basis of several fun B movies), and “The Haunter of the Dark.” The Thing sports such standards as “The Dunwich Horror,” “Pickman’s Model,” and “Beyond the Wall of Sleep.” These corrected texts present the definitive versions of each tale. Each volume also contains notes and an introduction by scholar S.T. Joshi.
Superman Forever #1 Mini Statue
A classic DC Direct statue gets miniaturized!
Based on one of the most popular Alex Ross covers ever, this 1:2 scale mini statue features all the sculptural details and intricate painting fans of DC Direct have come to expect.
This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 6.375″ high x 5.875″ wide, is packaged in a 4-color box and is manufactured to order.
Justice League #2
Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS 1:25 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO 1:200 B&W variant cover by JIM LEE
What happens when the World’s Greatest Detective takes on the world’s most powerful alien? You’ll find out when Batman and Superman throw down. Batman will need all his intellect, cunning and physical prowess to take on The Man of Steel. This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.
X-Men #1 (20th Anniversary Edition)
By: Chris Claremont, Jim LeeCLASSIFIED!
Toon Tumblers Uncanny X-Men Clear Pint Glass
Available for the first time available in PREVIEWS are these clear versions of three of PopFun’s best selling ‘Toon Tumblers pint glasses featuring Marvel’s biggest heroes, like Iron Man, Captain America, and the Avengers! Please note: these glasses are clear, not frosted. Not for sale or distribution in California.
The Joker: A Visual History of the Clown Prince of Crime
Daniel Wallace (Author), Mark Hamill (Introduction)
A comprehensive look at the greatest comic book villain . . . ever. Since his first appearance in 1940’s Batman #1, the Joker stands alone as the most hated, feared, and loved villain in the DC Universe. Though his true origins may be unknown, the Clown Prince of Crime’s psychotic appearances in hundreds of comic books has shaped the way we look at Batman, comic books, and ourselves. Indeed, a hero is only as good as his nemesis, so the Joker’s heinous crimes, including murdering the second Robin and paralyzing Batgirl, have elevated Batman to the highest levels of crime-fighting, and we, the readers, to the finest levels of quality pop-culture entertainment.
The Joker is the first retrospective chronicling one of the most groundbreaking and game-changing villains of all time, and contains images from his more than seventy years in comics by comic book artists and writers such as Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang, Grant Morrison, Dave McKean, Neil Gaiman, Geoff Johns, Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, Brian Azzarello, Bruce Timm, and Paul Dini. Also included are images from his various film, television, animated, and video game incarnations, such as the timeless interpretations by Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, and Heath Ledger, who won his posthumous Oscar for his portrayal of the Joker in 2008’s The Dark Knight. This book is a must-have for fans and anyone who wants to die laughing.
Tripwire Magazine #55
Elric of Melniboné dominates a fully-painted cover by David Michael Beck as Tripwire returns in 2011! We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the White Wolf with an interview with creator Michael Moorcock, a look back at Elric’s long life in comics and books, and a look forward with BOOM! Studios’ plans for both re-releases and a new comic.Elsewhere another 50th looms as Marvel’s Fantastic Four hit their golden years. Tripwire talks with past and present creators of Marvel’s flagship title and examines how the first family changed modern comics.