This week at your comic shop – 3/28/2012

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Secret Avengers #24

Secret Avengers #24
By: Rick Remender, Gabriel Hardman and Bettie Breitweiser
Hawkeye’s leadership put to the ultimate test after an Avenger dies! The Secret Avengers trapped in an automaton city in the center of the earth! Father and his descendants begin their plans to spread contagious robot evolution! A new Avenger joins to save our wayward squad, but will he get there in time?

Preview pages below:



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Avengers vs. X-Men #0 (of 12)

Avengers vs. X-Men #0 (of 12)
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Frank Cho, Jason Aaron
The return of the Scarlet Witch! What does this mean for the mutant messiah, Hope?

Be sure to get in on the ground floor of the biggest event in Marvel history–all brought to you by the House of Ideas’ greatest creators!
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Aquaman #7

Aquaman #7
By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Who destroyed Atlantis? In the start of a new storyline, we follow the hunter as he stalks and kills his prey, claiming their weapons and armor as trophies.

A golden shield, a golden helm . . . and the final prize is the most powerful of all: a golden trident. The only problem is, he’s going to have to go through Aquaman to get it.

Who is he? What is the secret of Aquaman’s trident? And how does this all tie into the destruction of Atlantis?
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Hawkeye Museum Pose Statue

Hawkeye Museum Pose Statue
Known as the Avengers’ marksman, Clint Barton is incredibly skilled with the bow and was trained by Captain America himself in martial arts and hand-to-hand combat. As the Avenger Hawkeye, he is one of Earth’s greatest heroes.

Sculpted by the Kucharek Brothers, this acclaimed Avenger comes to life as the 12″ tall Hawkeye Museum Pose Statue.
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All Star Western #7

All Star Western #7
By: Justin Gray, Moritat, Jose Ladrann
Jonah Hex tracks the kidnapper Thurston Moody to New Orleans in pursuit of his bounty. But he and Amadeus Arkham find New Orleans under attack by the August 7, a group of anti-immigrant, steampunk terrorists.

Only the renowned Nighthawk and Cinnamon stand between the terrorists and the immigrant workforce of this city. Hex consents to put the bounty aside (for the moment) to help his friends and finds himself in a battle to the death!

Plus: Some of the best-love stories are tempered with revenge, especially in the case of Nighthawk and Cinnamon.
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New Deadwardians #1 (of 8)

New Deadwardians #1 (of 8)
By: Dan Abnett, I. N. J. Culbard
Another vampire/zombie comic? Really, Vertigo?

Trust us. This is different.

In post-Victorian England, nearly everyone of the upper classes has voluntarily become a vampire to escape the lower classes who are all zombies.

Into this simmering cauldron is thrust Chief Inspector George Suttle, a lonely detective who’s got the slowest beat in London: investigating murders in a world where everyone is already dead! But when the body of a young aristocrat washes up on the banks of the Thames, Suttle’s quest for the truth will take him from the darkest sewers to the gleaming halls of power, and reveal the rotten heart at the center of this strange world.

THE NEW DEADWARDIANS is brought to vivid life by fan-favorite writer Dan Abnett (RESURRECTION MAN, LEGION LOST) with art by newcomer I. N. J. Culbard (At The Mountains of Madness).

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Doctor Who Image Of The Fendahl Action Figure Set

Doctor Who Image Of The Fendahl Action Figure Set
Imported from the UK! An anachronistic 12-million-year-old human skull has been discovered by archaeologists and is now being used by Professor Fendelman in his time scanner experiments at Fetch Priory in contemporary England. The skull is actually an artifact of the Fendahl, an ancient creature that feeds on the life force of others. Drawn by the operation of the scanner, the Fourth Doctor and Leela arrive as the experiments reach a peak. The skull is exerting an influence over the mind of Thea Ransome, one of the scientists in Fendelman’s team, and she is eventually transformed into the Fendahl! This set includes figures of Leela, a Fendahleen adult, a Fendahleen skull, and a skull, all as seen in the Doctor Who story, ‘Image of the Fendahl.’
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Uncanny X-Force #23

Uncanny X-Force #23
By: Rick Remender, Robbi Rodriguez, Rafael Grampa
The trial of Fantomex concludes! The multiverse is in danger, the Captain Britain Corps is in shambles, and it is up to X-Force to save the day. A terrible choice must be made for the protection of all reality!
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Superman #7

Superman #7
By: Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
The start of an insanely epic arc from the new writing team of Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens! New love interests, new roommates, and a new foe: the wicked Helspont! What does this monster want with Superman, and how does it all connect to the Daemonites?
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Captain America Death of Red Skull

Captain America Death of Red Skull
By: J.M. Dematteis, Bill Mantlo, Michael Ellis, Mike Carlin, Ron Frenz, Herb Trimpe, Paul Neary, Mike Zeck
One of the Sentinel of Liberty’s greatest conflicts with his hated arch-nemesis is finally collected!

Join Cap & Co. – including Nomad, the Black Crow, the Avengers and more – as Marvel’s First Avenger must contend with the diabolical daughter of the Red Skull, survive the Secret Wars and overcome an untimely encounter with old age – all before one stupendous showdown with Herr Skull that will leave you gaping in star-spangled wonder!

This title collects
Captain America (1968) #290-301

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Battle Royale Blu-ray DVD

Battle Royale Blu-ray DVD
In a future where society is on the verge of collapse, the government takes drastic action against the problem of rebellious teenagers in this violent sci-fi opus from Japan. In the year 2002, Japan’s economy has taken a dramatic turn for the worse, and massive unemployment and inflation have thrown most adults into a state of chaos; the nation’s youth culture responds with unprecedented violence, delinquency, and truancy. Desperate to restore order, the Japanese parliament responds by creating the Millennial Reform School Act, in which groups of junior high students are selected at random, sent to an isolated island, and forced to play a rigorous war game, in which all but one of their number are killed. Kitano (Beat Takeshi) is an embittered school instructor who guides the 44 students of the Zentsuji Middle School’s Class B through the deadly game known as ‘Battle Royale,’ as they struggle to survive against the elements and each other. BATTLE ROYALE proved to be both successful and highly controversial in Japan, where it set box-office records and prompted political leaders to call for stricter controls on violence in Japanese entertainment; the film was initially rated R-15 (no one under 15 admitted), unusual for violent films in Japan, though director Kinji Fukasaku later prepared a re-edited version that earned a more lenient
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Twelve #11 (of 12)

Twelve #11 (of 12)
By: J. Michael Straczynski, Chris Weston, Paolo Rivera
The showdown with the killer who’s been targeting the Twelve! Madness! Mayhem! And did we mention the madness?!
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Gentle Giant Thor Frog Mini-bust

Gentle Giant Thor Frog Mini-bust
A Gentle Giant Sculpt! Once, many years ago, Loki transformed his brother, Thor, into the Frog of Thunder. After Thor was restored, a shard of Thor’s Mjolnir was found by Simon Walterson, a broken-hearted man who was transformed by magic into a frog known as Puddlegulp. That shard, when struck to the ground, transformed Walterson into Thor Frog (also known as Throg), and his shard became the mighty hammer Frogjolnir! Beautifully hand-painted and cast in high-quality polystone, Thor Frog is a strictly limited edition collectible that is hand numbered with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Moon Knight #11

Moon Knight #11
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Moon Knight has fallen into the abyss of his multiple personalities! What force on Earth can bring him back from the brink? Enter: The Avengers! The legendary team of Bendis and Maleev bring you this pinnacle moment in the life of Marc Spector!

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Spaceman #5 (of 9)

Spaceman #5 (of 9)
By: Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso, Dave Johnson
The epic new series from the team who brought you 100 Bullets continues! Orson is in way over his head, trying to do right in a world gone wrong. Now, a mysterious man from his past is about to make things much, much worse.

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Batman The Dark Knight #7

Batman The Dark Knight #7
By: Paul Jenkins, David Finch
You’ve never seen Bane versus Batman like this before! Since the start of this best-selling series, Bane has been dragging The Dark Knight through a twisted terrain of horror and fear–but two can play that game!

Don’t miss this shocking issue as Batman pushes himself further than ever to fight against his deepest demons.

And what happens to The Flash and Poison Ivy? Pick up Batman: The Dark Knight #7 to find out!
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Encyclopedia Of TV Spies SC

Encyclopedia Of TV Spies SC
By: Wesley Britton
From 1951′s Dangerous Assignment to today’s Covert Affairs, we’ve watched cloak-and-dagger adventures from popular successes like Alias and Mission: Impossible to thoughtful mini-series like The Sandbaggers. Our TV secret agents have worn masks and capes, fought in the historical past, been as stylish as Napoleon Solo in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., or have been as frumpy as George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Dr. Wesley Britton has compiled the first indispensable reference book on television espionage unveiling the secrets behind our beloved favorites and the programs that disappeared without a trace.
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Dark Shadows TPB Vol. 01

Dark Shadows TPB Vol. 01
Cover: Francesco Francavilla Writer: Stuart Manning Artists: Aaron Campbell Television’s original reluctant vampire is back! Barnabas Collins is re-adjusting to life under his vampiric curse. Haunted by terrifying dreams of his age-old lover and nemesis, Angelique, and fighting his bloodlust, Barnabas fears that danger lies ahead for all who live at Collinwood. Meanwhile, Barnabas’ ally and trusted friend Dr. Julia Hoffman is harboring secrets of her own… Collecting the first four issues of Dynamite’s Dark Shadows series, along with a complete cover gallery!
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Elephantmen #38

Elephantmen #38
By: Richard Starkings, Boo Cook, Axel Medellin
‘THE KILLING SEASON,’ Part Three RAZORBACK versus BLACKTHORNE…. one lives, one dies!
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Green Lantern New Guardians #7

Green Lantern New Guardians #7
By: Antony Bedard, Tyler Kirkham, Robert Kirkman
World breaker and sun killer: Invictus has come to remake us all into his vision of perfection–he just needs to burn everything in his path first. In the New Guardians’ most desperate hour, Red Lantern Bleez returns, but is even her rage a match for the wrath of a living god? All this and the origin of Invictus–and how it all ties back to Larfleeze!

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X-Men Legacy #264

X-Men Legacy #264
By: Mike Carey, Khoi Pham, Clay Mann
Featuring Mimic and Weapon Omega! Weapon Omega is a mutant time bomb, ready to explode . . . and he’s just shown up on the doorstep of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. How will the X-Men disarm him before he detonates?
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I Vampire #7

I Vampire #7
By: Joshua Hale Fialkov, Andrea Sorrentino, Jenny Frison
Straight off the shocking events of last issue and continuing the story from this month’s Justice League Dark #7, Andrew Bennett finds himself in a place he never thought he’d reach during his countless decades walking the Earth. But his absence on Earth signals a deadly loss of order in the vampire hierarchy, as the savage attack on humanity he’s long feared looks like its coming to pass.

I Vampire Bite Prey Love By Sorrentino T-Shirt

I Vampire Bite Prey Love By Sorrentino T-Shirt
Wear the recruiting slogan for the children of the night on the new I, Vampire: Bite, Prey, Love T-Shirt. Features the art of Andrea Sorrentino screenprinted in fullcolor on a Texas Orange-colored shirt. Great book, great art…and great shirt!!
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Morning Glories #17

Morning Glories #17
story NICK SPENCER art JOE EISMA cover RODIN ESQUEJO ‘P.E.,’ Part Five
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Flash #7

Flash #7
By: Francis Manapul
Captain Cold is back–and he’s more dangerous than ever! Seeking revenge on The Flash, he must convince the rest of the Rogues to reunite one last time.

But what tore them apart before? And what did The Flash do to earn their deadly scorn? Find out here!

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Avengers #24.1

Avengers #24.1
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Daniel Acuna
One of the greatest Avengers of all time, Vision, has been out of circulation for years. Now that he’s returned, he has to make good on promises he made . . . ! The prelude to the Avengers event of the summer!
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Daredevil #10

Daredevil #10
By: Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera
Daredevil vs. Mole Man! The cracks in Matt Murdock’s facade begin to show! It’s not too late to start reading the book everyone is talking about!
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FF #16

FF #16
By: Jonathan Hickman, Juan Bobillo, Mike Choi
Epilogue. The fallout of the Forever and Doom storylines. A new direction for the Future Foundation and Marvel’s first family.
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Justice League Dark #7

Justice League Dark #7
By: Peter Milligan, Mikel Janin, Ryan Sook
Straight off the shocking events of last month’s I, Vampire #6, vampires across the world have gone berserk, attacking anyone and everyone with a pulse.

Fearing her apocalyptic vision of the future has come to pass, Madame Xanadu mobilizes the team to intervene. But everything the JL Dark members know about how to slay a vampire is useless, for the world has changed.

It’s a crossover that had to be, continuing into this month’s I, Vampire #7!
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Art Of Daniel Clowes Modern Cartoonist HC

Art Of Daniel Clowes Modern Cartoonist HC
Throughout his 25-year career, alternative cartoonist/screenwriter Daniel Clowes has always been ahead of artistic and cultural movements. In the late 1980s his groundbreaking comic book series Eightball defined indie culture with wit, venom, and even a little sympathy. With each successive graphic novel (Ghost World, David Boring, Ice Haven, Wilson, Mister Wonderful), Clowes has been praised for his emotionally compelling narratives that reimagine the ways that stories can be told in comics. The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist is the first monograph on this award-winning, New York Times-bestselling creator, compiled with his complete cooperation. It includes all of Clowes’s best-known illustrations as well as rare and previously unpublished work, all reproduced from the original art.
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Shattered Heroes HC

Shattered Heroes HC
By: Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jeph Loeb, David Lapham, Chris Yost, Fred Van Lente, Brian Michael Bendis, Jackson Guice, Adam Kubert, Salvador Larroca, Javier Pulido, Ed Mcguinness, Roberto De La Torre, Ryan Stegman, Terry Dodson, Bryan Hitch
In the wake of FEAR ITSELF, the Marvel Universe’s heroes are shattered! See how life has been forever altered for Captain America, as Marvel’s heroes hold a wake for fallen friends Bucky Barnes and Thor.

Meanwhile, Odin decides the final fate of Asgard – and it will never be the same. Then, Tony Stark squares off against Odin – and before it’s all over, Tony’s darkest secret is leaked to the world!

Plus: The future of the Marvel Universe is unveiled as seven stories set the stage for everything coming your way in 2012, brought to you by the biggest names in the comics industry.

Catch the opening act of the biggest changes to the Marvel Universe in more than 35 years!

This title collects
Fear Itself #7.1, 7.2, 7.3

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Ghost Rider #9

Ghost Rider #9
By: Rob Williams, Lee Garbett, Stefano Casselli
Final giant-sized issue! Ghost Rider declares war on hell to save the souls of those she has damned, no matter the consequences! Will Jonny Blaze take on the curse of the Ghost Rider and save Alejandra? Can she even be saved?
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Legion of Monsters TPB

Legion of Monsters TPB
By: Dennis Hopeless, Juan Doe
A monster adventure to scream over! Elsa Bloodstone hates monsters – and when the trail of a mysterious serial killer leads to their underground city, Elsa’s ready to kick some horrific butt.

Morbius the Living Vampire, Werewolf by Night, the Living Mummy and the slithery Manphibian have news for her, though: The monsters are innocent, and the real killer is out there – a creature so terrifying and vicious even monsters are scared to death! And now, Elsa Bloodstone and the Legion of Monsters are on the case!

This title collects
Legion of Monsters (2011) #1-4

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Savage Hawkman #7

Savage Hawkman #7
By: Tony S. Daniel, Philip Tan
Hawkman battles an army of living corpses raised from the dead by the power of the Mortis Orb. Now that the ancient relic is in the possession of the Gentleman Ghost, thousands of lives might be snuffed out in an instant. It will take a team-up with New York City’s own Static to stop this undead threat!
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Science Fiction Theatre History of the Tv Program 1955-57 SC

Science Fiction Theatre History of the Tv Program 1955-57 SC
By: Martin Grams Jr
From 1955 to 1957, Science Fiction Theatre, a semi-documentary series, explored the ‘what ifs’ of modern science. Placing an emphasis on science before fiction, television viewers were treated to a variety of complex challenges from mental telepathy, robots, man-eating ants, killer trees, man’s first flight into outer space and the possibility of visitation from outer space. For the first time ever, the entire history of the program is documented with behind-the-scenes production details, over 150 never-before-published photographs, and an episode guide for all 78 episodes.
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Legion Secret Origin #6 (of 6)

Legion Secret Origin #6 (of 6)
By: Paul Levitz, Chris Batista, Tom Feister
It’s the climactic conclusion as full-on war breaks out across the United Planets. But there is hope, as the Legionnaires have finally come together to confront the evil behind the attacks on their homeworlds.

Will it be in time, and do they have enough power on their own to survive their darkest hour?
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Mighty Thor #12

Mighty Thor #12
By: Matt Fraction, Pasqual Ferry, Gabriele Dell’otto
Thor vs Tanarus! Asgardia vs. The Troll insurrection! The All-Mother vs. The Norn Queen! All the action fit into 32 pages that you’ll find.
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You Wouldnt Like Me When Im Angry Hulk Companion SC

You Wouldnt Like Me When Im Angry Hulk Companion SC
By: Patrick A. Jankiewicz
You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry: A Hulk Companion is the incredible true story behind The Incredible Hulk TV series in one Hulk sized book! For 5 seasons, Dr. David Banner traveled the backroads of America on his quest to cure himself of the monster he became. The book also tells the tragic story of star Bill Bixby, whose real-life misfortunes left him resembling his tormented alter ego, David Banner.
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