Chip Kidd’s Batman: Death By Design

Via MediBistro:

It’s no secret that Chip Kidd is a big Batman fan. In fact, just a couple of years back, we were talking about exactly that, when we wrote about the famous design keeping tabs in his journal of all things Batman-related at that year’s Comic-Con. Now it seems that Kidd is making that love official, with the news coming last month that DC Comics had brought aboard Kidd to pen a full-length graphic novel and artist Dave Taylor to visually bring it to life.

Though the news about Batman: Death By Design, which is set to be released sometime next year, has been circulating since mid-October, there have been a number of great interviews with both Kidd and Taylor out there, with new illustrations popping up from the book here and there.

We point you first to Newsaramawho recently interviewed Kidd, learning that one of the story’s main villains is a new creation made by the designer himself. Named Exacto, Kidd describes him as “an architectural critic as a Batman villain.”

Comic Book Resources also has a great talk with the designer from right after the NYCC event, wherein he talks a bit more about the artistic direction the book will be taking. Here’s a bit about coming up with the name and where it all goes from there:

I actually came up with the title first. I thought, “If it’s me and you know who I am and what I do, then I’m going to come at this whole thing from a design standpoint.” I’ve said for many years that Batman himself and especially the way he’s evolved is brilliant design. It’s problem solving. And we get into that in the story. Beyond that, it became about me going “What if?” What do I want that I haven’t seen? And really, the overall Art Direction for the book is “What if Fritz Lang made a Batman movie in the late 1930s and had a huge budget? Go!” There’s the visual platform.

I have enjoyed Chip Kidd’s design work for ages and thoroughly gushed over his massive revamp of Batman back when Greg Ruck was the writer on Detective Comics. A visually talented designer, he has also tried his hand at writing with the critically acclaimed novel The Cheese Monkeys and its sequel, The Learners. Having worked on the ultimate edition to Batman history and collectibles, he also released the guide to Bat-Manga and even contributed to the cartoon Brave and the Bold when one of the stories was adapted for Bat-Mite’s Strangest Cases.

However, when news broke that he was hard at work on a Batman story the comic book world exploded… as did Kidd himself.

“I’ve wanted to write a Batman story all my life but I never really thought about what it’d be if I was ever given the opportunity. It was a happy dilemma,” says the writer/designer. “Once I had the offer in front of me, I had to create and outline and all that. In some ways I knew too much, as I knew his entire history and everything that’s been done with the character so finding a story was daunting. In comics and publishing I’m basically known as a designer, so when the title ‘Batman: Death by Design’ popped into my head I realized it could be a story about Batman’s world from some kind of design perspective.”

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“It’s like a fanboy dream come true, and I’m a huge fanboy – I’ll be the first person to admit that,” Kidd gushes. “Given that Batman: Death By Design is outside of continuity, it gives me a tremendous amount of freedom. Whether or not I’ll introduce or invent anything that’ll have any resonance in Batman’s mythos going forward remains to be seen years from now. Personally, I’m thrilled with what we were able to do. I’m sure most script writers are used to this, but for me seeing Dave Taylor’s drawings of my scripts fully fleshed out is like magic. It’s really amazing.”- Via Newsarama

More as it comes…

Recommended:

Chip Kidd: Book One: Work: 1986-2006 (Bk. 1)

Batman Masterpiece Edition: The Caped Crusader's Golden Age

Chip Kidd (Monographics)

The Learners: The Book After "The Cheese Monkeys" (P.S.)

Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal

Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan

This week at your comic shop – 11/16/2011

For the complete list of this week’s comics, click here.

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My Greatest Adventure #2 (of 6)

My Greatest Adventure #2 (of 6)
Written by AARON LOPRESTI, KEVIN MAGUIRE and MATT KINDT Art by AARON LOPRESTI, KEVIN MAGUIRE, MATT RYAN and SCOTT KOLINS Cover by SCOTT KOLINS

When Batman goes hunting for answers Garbage Man might be able to provide, things start to look up for the toxic man. Meanwhile, Robotman follows a zombie trail from Zanzibar to a strange island filled with even stranger creatures, and Tanga encounters an alien monster that might be too much even for her!
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Batman #3

Batman #3
By: SCOTT SNYDER, GREG CAPULLO, JONATHAN GLAPION

As Bruce digs deeper into the mystery of the recent owl murders, he soon finds himself face to face with a shocking enemy – an enemy the Wayne family has secretly been at war with for centuries.

Be there for the first shots of the war for the soul of Gotham City. Friends will become deadly enemies and secrets will be revealed – revelations that will change the Bat-family forever.
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Avengers Team Logo Dyad Flex Fit Cap

Avengers Team Logo Dyad Flex Fit Cap
The logo of the Avengers is featured on this flex fit cap!
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Justice League #3

Justice League #3
By: Geoff Johns, Jim Lee
The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee continue to make history as they unleash the amazing Amazon, Wonder Woman, who joins the battle against a bizarre threat! And the not-yet World’s Greatest Heroes need all the help they can get!

Justice League By Lee T-Shirt

Justice League By Lee T-Shirt
Graphitti Designs celebrates the beginning of a new episode in the DC Universe with the new Justice League T-Shirt. Features the art of Jim Lee screenprinted in full-color on a heavuweight, 100% cotton shirt. Stick around and see what your favorite characters are up to.
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Captain America Nylon Guitar Strap

Captain America Nylon Guitar Strap
Musicians rocking late into the night with Peavey Electronics’ Marvel Comics guitars will want to accessorize their instrument with Peavey’s Marvel Comics Nylon Guitar Straps. These guitar straps, featuring designs of Captain America, the Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Thor, Ghost Rider, or The Punisher, attach securely to Peavey’s top-notch guitars.

Captain America The First Avenger DVD

Captain America The First Avenger DVD
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals. Directed by Joe Johnston, and starring Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Stanley Tucci. Available in Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack and Standard DVD formats.
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Amazing Spider-Man #674

Amazing Spider-Man #674
Written by DAN SLOTT Penciled by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant by PASQUAL FERRY

THE VULTURE RETURNS! It’s a brave new city! As the costs of Spider-Island continue to rise, Spidey’s first enemy returns! High-rise robberies and teenaged jumpers force Spidey into a high flying new adventureÖwith a less than friendly partner.
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Kirby Genesis Captain Victory #1

Kirby Genesis Captain Victory #1
Covers: Alex Ross (Main), Michael Avon Oeming (1-in-10), Sean Chen (1-in-15), and Wagner Reis (1-in-25) Writer: Sterling Gates Artist: Wagner Reis The enigmatic soldier known as Captain Victory leads an elite group of intergalactic rangers through the mysterious and deadly cosmos, fighting against forces set on the destruction of life, itself! But who is this man, and what does he want? This special introductory issue written by Sterling Gates and drawn by Wagner Reis starts with a bang, as the deadliest battle Captain Victory and his men have ever fought begins!
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Batman Arkham City HC

Batman Arkham City HC
Tying in with the release of the BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY video game, this special edition collects the entirety of the BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY miniseries including all five digital-first chapters!Combined, this collection bridges the gap between the original smash hit BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM video game and its highly anticipated sequel. Find out the real motivation behind Mayor Sharp’s plans for the new criminal gulag and how Hugo Strange is pulling the strings behind the scenes.

The short digital stories reveal more about how characters other than Batman react to the rise of the new city-within-a-city.
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Wasteland TPB Vol. 06 Enemy Within

Wasteland TPB Vol. 06 Enemy Within
(W) Antony Johnston (A) Christopher Mitten, Remington Veteto (C) Ben Templesmith The hit sci-fi western epic continues! After the Sand-Eater attack, the city of Newbegin is in turmoil as the Sunner rebellion gathers strength and Marcus seems to lose interest in the council. Follow the next six months through the eyes of Jakob, Skot, Yan, Dexus, and Golden Voice, with a chapter dedicated to each point of view in this latest collection of the series that Comics Should Be Good called ‘a masterpiece!’
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Thor World Eaters TPB

Thor World Eaters TPB
Written by MATT FRACTION, DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by PASQUAL FERRY, MARK BROOKS & SALVADOR LARROCA Cover by PASQUAL FERRY Asgard lies in ruins. Balder the Brave has proven his mettle as a warrior, but is an uncertain king; his people rightly wonder whether they can endure one more turn of bad luck. So the last news they need to hear is that a trans-dimensional force of implacable evil is headed their way. The World Eaters have learned that Asgard has abandoned its place in the natural order of the Nine Worlds and now resides in the skies above Oklahoma, and they aim to take it – but that’s not the last claim they plan to stake. As they ravage Alfheim, Muspelheim and the other branches of the World Tree, Thor must stir his family of gods to action to face a most dire threat, at a time when they simply have no margin for error.

Collecting THOR #615-621 and #620.1.
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Avengers Academy #22

Avengers Academy #22
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Penciled by SEAN CHEN Covers by RODIN ESQUEJO New students! New staff! New West Coast Academy! o A Classic Avenger is murdered…and everyone’s suspect! o Captain America, Luke Cage, and Hawkeye guest-star to…fight the Avengers Academy?

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Flash The Road To Flashpoint HC

Flash The Road To Flashpoint HC
By Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul
Make way for Hot Pursuit – the latest speedster to come out of the Speed Force! He’s here to make sure no one breaks the speed limit – hero or villain! And just wait until you see whose face is under Hot Pursuit’s helmet!

This title collects
THE FLASH #8-12
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Marvel Classic Comic Covers 11 X 14 Photo 18 Pc Disp

Marvel Classic Comic Covers 11 X 14 Photo 18 Pc Disp
Some of the greatest comic book covers of all time can be yours with these official 11″ x 14″ photo reproductions! Fans will find covers such as Captain America #100, Tales of Suspense #58, and The Incredible Hulk #1 at a size perfect for framing.
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Legion Of Super Heroes #3

Legion Of Super Heroes #3
By: PAUL LEVITZ, FRANCIS PORTELA, CHRIS SPROUSE, KARL STORY
The strongest man in the universe is rampaging on the surface of Panoptes, and the Dominators are massing in the skies above – and naturally, The Legion is stuck between the two!

They don’t have the raw power to stare down either threat – but what they do have is a plan…one that puts some of their own in even greater danger behind enemy lines!
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Batman Arkham City Two Face Wants You Previews Exclusive T-Shirt

Batman Arkham City Two Face Wants You Previews Exclusive T-Shirt
Based on this autumn’s highly-anticipated video game from Ubisoft, Batman: Arkham City!
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Thunderbolts #165

Thunderbolts #165
Written by Jeff Parker Penciled by KEV WALKER Cover by JOE QUINONES WILL THE THUNDERBOLTS ONCE AGAIN FALL UNDER THE POWER OF ZEMO? Captain America and Namor have fallen before an army lead by the corrupted Human Torch. Now the only chance to keep the forces of the Red Skull from tipping the balance of war is The Thunderbolts! But for the Bolts to exist in the future, Zemo must not fall- will they switch sides once more? Jeff Parker and Kev Walker bring you the conclusion of the GOLDEN AGE THUNDERBOLTS!
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Batman Black & White Statue Arkham Asylum

Batman Black & White Statue Arkham Asylum
From within the walls of Arkham Asylum, The Joker orchestrates the most elaborate scheme of his career: create an unstoppable army of Bane-like creatures to take over Gotham City. Only Batman, using an amalgam of detective, combat and stealth skills, can end his arch-nemesis’ plans.This very special Batman Black & White statue was developed using actual character designs from the best-selling game Batman: Arkham Asylum, current holder of the Guinness World Record for ‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever,’ and the winner of several industry game awards.

This statue based on the video game design measures approximately 7.25″ high x 6.25″ wide x 4.75″ deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black and white box.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.
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Pogo Comp Syndicated Strips HC Vol. 01 Wild Wonder

Pogo Comp Syndicated Strips HC Vol. 01 Wild Wonder
(W/A) Walt Kelly Foreword by Jimmy Breslin Our first volume (of 12) collects approximately the first two years of Pogo dailies and, for the first time, full-color Sundays. First created in the 1940’s, Pogo blended nonsense language, poetry, and socio-political satire, presaging later strips such as Doonesbury and The Boondocks. Special features in this premiere volume include a biographical introduction, an extensive glossary by comics historian R.C. Harvey and a foreword by legendary columnist Jimmy Breslin.
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Marvel Classic Character - The Fantastic Four #3: Human Torch

Marvel Classic Character – The Fantastic Four #3: Human Torch
Appearing in 1961, the Fantastic Four was the first superhero team created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist and coplotter Jack Kirby. It ushered in the “Marvel Age” of comics and was an immediate success.

The third statuette in this series is Johnny Storm, better known as the Human Torch. Brother to Sue Storm and an original member of the Fantastic Four, the Human Torch is featured in his classic “Flame on!” pose. This ongoing character lineup presents these characters just as they originally appeared, but the statues feature a rougher surface texture, visible seam lines, and other slightly distressed aspects, such as paint-application techniques. Sculpted by Yoe! Studio.
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Nightwing #3

Nightwing #3
By: KYLE HIGGINS, EDDY BARROWS, JP MAYER
The Big Top comes to the Windy City! After the massive events of issue 2, the circus heads to Chicago – and Dick Grayson is along for the ride! But as Nightwing puts pressure on ex-Haley connections in search for answers about his past, one lead may be far too explosive to handle!

Be here as Nightwing takes his quest for the truth to the Second City!
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Green Lantern Corps #3

Green Lantern Corps #3
By: PETER J. TOMASI, GERALDO BORGES, SCOTT HANNA, ALEX GARNER
Things go from bad to worse as Guy Gardner and John Stewart’s squad of Green Lanterns is vastly outnumbered by the Intruders, a force that knows how to neutralize any green ring’s power. And these invaders have made it abundantly clear: this is personal.
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Next Men HC Vol. 02

Next Men HC Vol. 02
John Byrne (w & a & c) Scattered across time and with no idea where their fellow Next Men may be, Bethany, Nathan, Tony, Jasmine, Jack and Danny find themselves alone. But their impact on history and their role in events continue as master craftsman John Byrne unwinds the conclusion of the first arc after his return to Next Men.
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Avengers Origins Luke Cage (One Shot)

Avengers Origins Luke Cage (One Shot)
Written by ADAM GLASS & MIKE BENSON Penciled by DALIBOR TALAJIC Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC EXPLODING FROM THE PAGES OF NEW AVENGERS… What makes someone a hero? An Avenger? Is it super-powers? An?indomitable will? An innate sense of right and wrong? For Luke Cage its one terrible mistake that has haunted him his entire life. But can a lifetime of good deeds make up for his years spent on the other side of the law? And will that past ever let him go, or will it tear him to pieces?
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Batman Toon Tumblers Box Set

Batman Toon Tumblers Box Set
Toon Tumblers pay tribute to the heroes of the DC Universe with two box sets of glasses perfect for dinnertime use or for collecting! Each boxed set comes with four glasses that feature the characters of a corner of the DC Universe, such as Batman’s Gotham City or Green Lantern’s cosmic adventures. The Green Lantern set features images of Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Sinestro, Kilawog, Guy Gardner, and Kyle Rayner. The Batman set comes with a variety of characters, from his allies to his enemies. Collect them all!

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Wonder Woman #3

Wonder Woman #3
By: BRIAN AZZARELLO, CLIFF CHIANG
Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazons, has kept a secret from her daughter all her life – and when it’s revealed, Wonder Woman’s life will shatter like brittle clay.

The only one more shocked than Diana by this revelation? Bloodthirsty Hera herself – so why is her sinister daughter, Strife, so eager for the truth to be told?

Wonder Woman Silhouette T-Shirt

Wonder Woman Silhouette T-Shirt
The grace and form of the Amazon Princess takes center stage on the new Wonder Woman: Silhouette T-Shirt. Features this cool graphic imprinted in color on a deep red 100% cotton heavyweight shirt.
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Bionic Man #4

Bionic Man #4
By: Kevin Smith, Phil Hester, Jonathan Lau, Alex Ross
Covers: Alex Ross (main), Jonathan Lau (1-in-10) Writer: Kevin Smith with Phil Hester Artist: Jonathan Lau Colorist: Ivan Nunes Colonel Steve Austin, a man barely alive…’ These words echo through the operating theater in which man is melded with machine to become the most powerful new hero of the twenty-first century: The Bionic Man! But will Steve’s transformation from human to cyborg be completed in time to save the world from the mysterious menace of the maniacal Hull.
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Batman Arkham City Bold Logo T-Shirt

Batman Arkham City Bold Logo T-Shirt
Based on this autumn’s highly-anticipated video game from Ubisoft, Batman: Arkham City!
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Monstrous Coll Steve Niles & Bernie Wrightson HC

Monstrous Coll Steve Niles & Bernie Wrightson HC
Steve Niles (w) o Bernie Wrightson (a & c) From the creator of 30 Days of Night comes a collection so terrifying, so huge, so gritty and raw that it had to be called MONSTROUS. Collecting the collaborations between two living horror legends–Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson–this tome includes three complete tales: Dead She Said; The Ghoul, and Doc Macabre, each a piece of the dark, dangerous universe Niles has created in the shadows of the world we think we know. Enjoy them here, collected together and in oversize black and white form for the first time.
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Flashpoint Reverse Flash T-Shirt

Flashpoint Reverse Flash T-Shirt
The changes created by DC’s Flashpoint take form on three new series-inspired shirt designs.The Flashpoint Batman, Wonder Woman and Reverse Flash T-Shirts all feature screenprinted symbol on heavyweight, 100% cotton garments. Read the comics, wear the shirts and watch Flashpoint unfold.

Flash #2

Flash #2
By: Francic Manapul, B. Buccellato
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO 1:200 B&W variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL On sale OCTOBER 26 ï 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US ï RATED T Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information. The Fastest Man Alive learns he can make his brain function even faster than before – but as much as it helps him, it also comes with a steep price. Plus: The mystery behind Barry Allen’s friend Manuel Lago deepens as Barry investigates his kidnapping at the hands of Mob Rule!
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Elephantmen #36

Elephantmen #36
By: Richard Starkings, Axel Medllin, Moritat & Axel Medllin
Hip’s remark ‘Seems like the Elephantmen are in season,’ continues to ring true.
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Green Lantern War Of The Green Lanterns HC

Green Lantern War Of The Green Lanterns HC
By: Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert
With the entire Green Lantern Corps against them, the four Earthborn GLs – Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart – make a choice that will rank among the most memorable in GL history. But not all of them agree on what has to be done and what lines can be crossed.Can these warriors overcome their differences in time to save the universe? Find out in this new hardcover collecting the War of the Green Lanterns saga.

This title collects
Green Lantern #63-66, Green Lantern Corps #58-60, Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #8-10
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Captain America #4

Captain America #4
Written by ED BRUBAKER Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN Fantastic Four Anniversary Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Brubaker and McNiven continue their heart-stopping run on Cap with a nightmarish trip down memory lane – and that’s bad news when your memory lane goes right through World War 2!

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Dr Who 4th Doctor & Sontaran 8-in Action Figure Assortment

Dr Who 4th Doctor & Sontaran 8-in Action Figure Assortment
Travel through time and space with the Doctor! Reminiscent of the best-selling action figures of the 1970’s and 1980’s, Bif Bang Pow!’s amazing Doctor Who figures stand 8″ tall and feature episode-specific fabric clothing, in addition to multiple points of articulation. Based on the incredibly popular BBC television series, they embody that distinctive look and feel of the longest-running sci-fi TV series in the world. This release features Tom Baker’s famous portrayal of the fourth Doctor and the Sontaran Major Styre, as seen in the classic season 12 story, ‘The Sontaran Experiment.’ Collect them both!
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Fear Itself #7 (of 7) Point Three

Fear Itself #7 (of 7) Point Three
Written by MATT FRACTION Pencils & Cover by ADAM KUBERT Variant Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA Odin decides the final fate of AsgardÖand it will never be the same. ï The heroes of the Nine Worlds bid farewell to one of their own. ï THOR NO MORE!
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Marvel Minimates Series 42 Assortment

Marvel Minimates Series 42 Assortment
A Diamond Select Release! Art Asylum Designs & Sculpts! Diamond Select continues the longest-running collector line in toy history! Springboarding off of this summer’s blockbuster Marvel movies, Series 42 expands the comic-based worlds of Thor and Captain America, celebrating some of the characters from both universes that have never before been done as Minimates! This series features Civil War Captain America and Arnim Zola, Armored Thor and Beta Ray Bill, an exclusive Stone Man with Thunderstrike, and a short-packed variant set with an army-building Stone Man and the Eric Masterson version of Thor. Each Minimate stands 2.5 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories.
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Spider-Woman Statue

Spider-Woman Statue
A Bowen Designs Sculpt! Making her Marvel Comics debut in Marvel Spotlight #32 (September, 1977), Jessica Drew a.k.a. Spider-Woman, was an overnight sensation, moving to her first solo series in April , 1978 and running 50 issues. Today, she’s a part of the current New Avengers line-up, and is an intergral member of the team. Sculpted by Mark Newman, the arachnid Avenger stands 14″ tall and is ready to swing her way into your Marvel statue collection!
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Tokidoki X Marvel Punisher Navy T-Shirt

Tokidoki X Marvel Punisher Navy T-Shirt
Excelsior, True Believer, as the fourth season of high-fashion apparel pairing classic Marvel characters with the cheerfulness of the tokidoki universe comes your way in 2011!

Acclaimed artist Simone Legno brings his unique design aesthetic to the Marvel Universe with his Fall 2011 collection, giving the House of Ideas a hip and hot makeover for the 21st-century.

Whether it’s a Iron Man hanging out with a troop of lovestruck monkeys, Wolverine sharing a corndog with a hooded admirer, or an angry Thor caught in the grip of his berserker’s rage, tokidoki x Marvel brings the fun to Marvel’s classic, beloved characters.
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Astro City The Dark Age TPB Book 02 Brothers In Arms

Astro City The Dark Age TPB Book 02 Brothers In Arms
By: Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, Alex Ross
In the concluding volume of THE DARK AGE two brothers, one good and one evil, must deal with family secrets and social upheaval, involving heroes from Jack-In-the-Box to the Blue Knight and the final fate of the mysterious Silver Agent

This title collects
BOOK 3 #1-4 and BOOK 4 #1-4

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Punisher #5

Punisher #5
Written by GREG RUCKA Pencil & Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant by MIKE PERKINS RUCKA AND CHECCHETTO CONTINUE THEIR STUNNING RUN. Frank Castle. Bloody. Hurt. Fallen. Getting there first is everything.
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The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Old Republic

The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars fans the world over are buzzing in anticipation of what promises to be a defining moment in the history of multiplayer online gaming: the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic. The game follows the escalating war between the Jedi and the Sith thousands of years before the events of the Star Wars films, and its innovative design allows players to choose sides and help shape the history of the galaxy. This gorgeous, full-color volume features the detailed art behind this highly anticipated release from BioWare and LucasArts. With character sketches, interviews, and artwork featuring the game s new weapons, starships, and previously unexplored worlds, The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Old Republic is the ultimate chronicle of the newest Star Wars experience.
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Marvel Art Of John Romita Jr HC

Marvel Art Of John Romita Jr HC
He grew up in the shadow of a comics legend, but he didn’t stay there for long. John Romita Jr. may share a few things with his dad – an abiding loyalty for Marvel, an acumen for drawing some of the best Spidey panels to ever see print and a reputation as a master storyteller – but he’s done it all his own way.

THE MARVEL ART OF JOHN ROMITA JR. celebrates JRJR’s three decades-plus in the industry he’s helped redefine with his explosive artwork. Compiling images that run the gamut of his career – including his work on Iron Man, Daredevil, the X-Men, the Avengers and, yes, Spider-Man – this deluxe art book will tell one of the great stories in comics: the career of John Romita Jr.
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At the Mountains of Madness: And Other Works of Weird Fiction (Tomb of Lovecraft)

At the Mountains of Madness: And Other Works of Weird Fiction (Tomb of Lovecraft)
When Prof. William Dyer, a geologist from Miskatonic University, investigates an abandoned, hieroglyphed city forged with weird non-human geometry in the ice-wastes of Antarctica, he uncovers evidence of an ancient and cataclysmic war waged between races of malignant aliens: long before the advent of the human race, the Elder Ones battled for supremacy with the Star-spawn of Cthulhu, leaving behind a lurking protoplasm of unimaginable cosmic evil. At The Mountains Of Madness is a crucial work in Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, the author’s first interpretation of his occult paroxysms in science-fictional terms, dating dark entities back to the primordial aeons of the Earth’s existence. This new edition also includes Lovecraft’s two other major “science fantasy” stories: The Whisperer In Darkness and The Shadow Out Of Time, plus the related poem-cycle Fungi From Yuggoth, and a new introduction by DM Mitchell (editor, The Starry Wisdom).
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Legion Of Monsters #2 (of 4)

Legion Of Monsters #2 (of 4)
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS Art & Cover by JUAN DOE

RIDE, MONSTERS, RIDE! Humans are being killed in a wave of monster attacksÖbut the monsters are innocent! With a mystery murderer on the loose, and the survival of humanity at stake, Elsa Bloodstone and her sworn enemies the Legion of Monsters team up and hit the road!
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Captain Swing HC

Captain Swing HC
Cover: Raulo Caceres Writer: Warren Ellis Art: Raulo Caceres

From the sparking-mad mind of Warren Ellis, the creator of TRANSMETROPOLITAN and PLANETARY, comes an electrical romance of a pirate utopia thwarted! In the London of 1830, newly-minted copper Charlie Gravel keeps seeing things he’s not supposed to: a crooked Bow Street Runner with a flintlock revolver, high-flying vessels that are not supposed to fly, and the violent Scientific Phantasmagoria popularly known as Spring-Heeled Jack. With the coming of Captain Swing and his Electrical Pirates, history shall never be the same! This crackling new graphic novel is illustrated by Raulo Caceres in a stunning woodcut style, capturing the classic literary feel from days of yore. Available in softcover and hardcover formats, with illustrated covers by Raulo Caceres.
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Incredible Hulk #2

Incredible Hulk #2
Written by JASON AARON Pencils & Cover by MARC SILVESTRI Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant by MIKE DEODATO

The Hulk and Bruce Banner are now separate entities-but Bruce wants the Hulk back! The Hulk is assigned to take Banner downÖbut Bruce isn’t going without a fight.
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Wonder Woman Transformation By Hughes T-Shirt

Wonder Woman Transformation By Hughes T-Shirt
Adam Hughes is responsible for an incredible artistic double-header on the new Catwoman: Dash and Wonder Woman: Transformation T-Shirts. ‘Dash’ features a front and back imprint of everyone’s favorite feline screenprinted in full-color on a natural-colored shirt. WW: Transformation displays WW in motion on a white 100% cotton shirt. Catch more of Adam’s artwork in the new ‘Art of’ book from DC Comics. NOW AVAILABLE for sale in Canada and UK.

DC Universe Online Statue Wonder Woman

DC Universe Online Statue Wonder Woman
DC Direct continues the statue series based on art from one of the most anticipated online games of the year! The DC UNIVERSE ONLINE STATUES are from Sony Entertainment’s Massively Multi-Player Online Game, based on the art of Jim Lee!Set to include many heroes and villains from the game, each character is shown in a dynamic pose, atop a consistent base. This statue features Wonder Woman in fierce Amazon warrior stance, sword and shield in hand!

This limited edition statue is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and measuring approximately 7.8″ high x 4.5″ wide x 3.5″ deep, this statue is packaged in a 4-color box.
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