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New Avengers #19
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Deodato
Get ready for some old-school Avengers blockbuster action! It’s the New Avengers versus the new Dark Avengers! And wait until you find out who is behind the masks!! Actually, wait until the Avengers find out who is behind the masks!
(Ed. note: Thanks to Mike Deodato for the mention of this blog on Twitter!)
Black Panther Most Dangerous Man Alive #526
By: David Lisshawn Martinbrough, Francesco Francavilla
The war with the Kingpin heats up – with two issues hitting this month! Lady Bullseye and Typhoid Mary are out to kill T’Challa…time to call in Falcon and Luke Cage! The former King of Wakanda and the former Kingpin of crime wage in a deadly game, with the Panther’s homeland as the prize!
Hydra Logo Blk T-Shirt
Join HYDRA with this black t-shirt that features the terrorist organization’s symbol!
By: J. H. Williams
Blood drenches the back alleys of Gotham City in Part four of ‘Hydrology’ – and Batwoman’s life begins to burn!
Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics
One of the most eclectic and distinctive writers currently working in comics, Grant Morrison (b. 1960) brings the auteurist sensibility of alternative comics and graphic novels to the popular genres-superhero, science fiction, and fantasy-that dominate the American and British comics industries. His comics range from bestsellers featuring the most universally recognized superhero franchises (All-Star Superman, New X-Men, Batman) to more independent, creator-owned work (The Invisibles, The Filth, We3) that defies any generic classification.
In Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics, author Marc Singer examines how Morrison uses this fusion of styles to intervene in the major political, aesthetic, and intellectual challenges of our time. His comics blur the boundaries between fantasy and realism, mixing autobiographical representation and cultural critique with heroic adventure. They offer self-reflexive appraisals of their own genres while they experiment with the formal elements of comics. Perhaps most ambitiously, they challenge contemporary theories of language and meaning, seeking to develop new modes of expression grounded in comics’ capacity for visual narrative and the fantasy genres’ ability to make figurative meanings literal.
Uncanny X-Force #18
Rick Remender (Venom, Fear Agent), Jerome Opeña (Punisher, Fear Agent) and Dean White (Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man) bring you a tale of devastation, bravery, and salvation.
Pop Holiday Santa Vinyl Figure
For forty years, the stop-motion animated holiday specials from Rankin-Bass have been a part of the Christmas traditions of millions around the world. Funko creates a line of vinyl figures that bring the beloved characters of these specials to life in the the urban and stylized character designs of today’s designer toys, and fans can choose from Rudolph, Bumble, or Santa Claus from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or the squabbling step-brothers Heat Miser and Snow Miser from The Years Without a Santa Claus. With Funko’s unique design, rotating heads, and articulation, these 3 3/4″ tall vinyl figures are sure to be treasured for many holidays to come! Window box packaging.
Star Wars Threepio In Love Blue T-Shirt
C-3P0 finds his true love on this blue t-shirt!
Demon Knights #4
By: Paul Cornell, Tony S. Daniel, Diogenes Neves
It wasn’t a coincidence that the Shining Knight found herself in Little Spring as the Horde massed at the village gates. She’s on a quest, and has been all her long life – whether she’s known it or not! Now, a powerful vision will reveal to her the true stakes of the battle for Little Spring and pull back the curtain on one of the biggest secrets in the DC Universe! Don’t miss ‘Merlin Watches The Storm,’ featuring guest art by the sensational Mike Choi (X-Force)! And yes, ‘storm’ is a hint.
(W/A) Various The much-loved, live-action/puppet combination TV show is now a graphic novel series! Archaia and The Jim Henson Company are proud to present ALL-NEW tales of fantastic wonder and extraordinary myth, as told from the tongue of The Storyteller and his loyal canine companion! Witness worded wonderment from a cavalcade of crafty creators, including Roger Langridge, Marjorie Liu, Ron Marz, Jeff Parker, Francesco Francavilla, J.L. Meyer , Tom Fowler, Chris Eliopoulos, Colleen Coover , Janet Lee and many more! Plus: A never-before-seen story adapted from a screenplay by The Storyteller’s original author, Academy Award Winner Anthony Minghella (The English Patient)!
Doctor Who Dalek Wind Up
Imported from the UK! Enter the world of Doctor Who with Bluw Toys’ new Doctor Who Wind-Up and Pull-Back toys! The Daleks are the iconic villains the Doctor has faced throughout time and space, and with the 3 1/8″ tall Dalek Wind-Up, you can send it on patrol across your floor as it menacingly moves its head dome and gun. Meanwhile, the Doctor arrives on the scene with the TARDIS Wind-Up (4″ tall), which will move and spin!
Roger Langridges Snarked #3
Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge continues his all new side-splitting adventure that can only be explained as Snarked! Journey with Langridge as he pulls the carpet out from under such Lewis Carroll classics as ‘The Walrus and The Carpenter,’ ‘Through the Looking Glass,’ and ‘The Hunting of the Snark,’ creating a brand new world of humorous grandeur. Princess Scarlett, baby Rusty, and the Walrus and the Carpenter must find a crew to help take their quest to the sea – and who better than those of the Snarkhunter?
S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 2 #4 (of 6)
By: Jonathan Hickman, Dustin Weaver
The Immortal City has been destroyed and Issac Newton is on the lam. Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Nostradamus and the Eternal Dynamo need to make an impossible journey to stop him.
Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives Volume 5 HC
By: John Warner, Bruce Jones, George Kashdan, Gene Fawcette, Al Williamson, Carlos Garzon, Al McWilliams, Frank Bolle, Al McWilliams, Rick Veitch
Flash Gordon–hero of Mongo, gentleman scientist, two-fisted fighter, and now savior of the universe! Join Flash, the lovely Dale Arden, and Dr. Zarkov as they make a last desperate stand against alien monsters, corrupt kings, ravenous sharks, and the ultimate supervillain, Ming the Merciless! This volume collects Flash Gordon #28-#37, plus the three-issue adaptation of the cult favorite Flash Gordon movie!
* Introduction by Michael T. Gilbert.
Ralph Bakshis Street Fight DVD
Long out of print and unavailable commercially, Street Fight (also released as Coonskin) is a 1975 animated film written and directed by Ralph Bakshi (Wizards, Fritz the Cat, Lord of the Rings), about an African American rabbit, fox, and bear who rise to the top of the organized crime racket in Harlem. Combining live-action and animation, it stars Philip Michael Thomas, Charles Gordone, Barry White and Scatman Crothers, all of whom appear in both live-action and animated sequences.
Destroyer Museum Statue
A Bowen Designs Sculpt!
Created by Odin from Asgardian metals more powerful than adamantium, The Destroyer was a nigh-indestructible foe for the Thunder god, Thor, making its first appearance in Journey into Mystery #118!
Sculpted by Avinash Hegde and standing over 15 1/2″ tall, this museum quality statue of The Destroyer will be a welcome addition to the collection of any serious fans of Thor!
The Occultist #2
By: Tim Seeley, Victor Drujiniu, Andrew Dalhouse, Steve Morris
With spell-crazed hit mages and the malevolent serpentine demon known as the Swordbreaker hot on his tail, it’s a steep learning curve for the Occultist, who must master the powerful magic of the Sword–or suffer at the hands of numerous sorcerous enemies. But is our hero wielding this enigmatic weapon, or is it the one in control?
* Written by Hack/Slash’s Tim Seeley!
* Cover by Steve Morris (Serenity, Dollhouse, Angel & Faith)
“The Occultist is a comic you should be checking out.”
-Comic Book Resources
Absolute Promethea HC Vol. 03
By: Alan Moore, J H Williams III
The final Absolute edition of Alan Moore’s epic collects issues #24-32 with the spectacular artwork of J.H. Williams III! Promethea is back from her tour of the higher realms – but how will her friend Stacia, who took her place as Promethea while she was gone, deal with her reappearance? Then, the end of the world is nigh – and The Painted Doll intends to settle accounts with Promethea before it’s too late.
This new oversized, slipcased collection includes the dazzling final issue of the series, as well as the ‘Little Margie’ stories illustrated by Eric Shanower, plus Chris Sprouse’s version of the end of the world Promethea shared with other ABC heroes from TOM STRONG #36!
This title collects
White Lantern 1/4 Scale Power Battery & Ring Prop
From the pages of BLACKEST NIGHT! Rings of Resurrection! Wearers of the white power ring can bring the dead back to life!
For nine consecutive months in 2011, DC Direct released a 1:4 scale light-up Power Battery and light-up Ring Prop Replica Set featuring a color from the spectrum of the hugely popular DC Comics’ epic BLACKEST NIGHT. The line of battery and ring sets concludes with white! The White Lantern 1:4 Scale Power Battery and the White Power Ring sit in a translucent display and are removable from the stand. Both light up featuring manual on/off switches.
The Power Battery measures approximately 2.875″ high (minus handle) x 1.75″ wide x 2.375″ deep and is made of PVC/ABS. The Power Ring fits most sizes and lights up when worn. The translucent acrylic display measures approximately 1.5″ high x 2″ wide x 3.25″ deep.
The set is packaged on a 4-color blister.
All New Batman The Brave And The Bold #14
By: Sholly Fisch, Dan Davis, Rick Burchett
Join the Caped Crusader for a special holiday story. Chanukah is coming, but constant struggles against injustice in Gotham’s worst slum can wear anyone down – even the heroic Ragman! Can Batman restore his ally’s faith in justice…and his faith in himself?
Moon Knight By Bendis And Maleev Prem HC Vol. 01
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Moon Knight is back, like you’ve never – and we mean NEVER – seen him before! Marc Spector has always struggled with multiple personalities – but now that he’s moved to Los Angeles, he’s become a one-man Avengers team! Now, in the guises and identities of Spider-Man, Wolverine and Captain America, Moon Knight wages war against organized crime in Los Angeles. But who is the Kingpin of crime in L.A., and how does Moon Knight plan to bring him down? The Eisner Award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev tear into the mythos of Moon Knight with the same verve and derring-do they brought to DAREDEVIL. A Marvelous reinterpretation of one of the most enigmatic characters in Marvel history starts right here! Collecting MOON KNIGHT (2011) #1-6.
Frankenstein Agent Of Shade #4
By: Jeff Lemire, J. G. Jones, Alberto Ponticelli
‘Monster Planet’ comes to its world-shattering conclusion as Frankenstein and Nina take on the massive Sea Monster, while Lady Frankenstein and the rest of the Creature Commandos go head to head with the colossal Ogre Titan. Plus: Don’t miss the debut of the G.I. Robot Squadron and the new War Wheel!
Marvel Masterworks Nick Fury Agent Of Shield HC Vol. 03
Written by VARIOUS Penciled by VARIOUS Cover by JIM STERANKO The MARVEL MASTERWORKS are proud to present the continuing adventures of Col. Nick Fury in the Swinging Sixties! The irascible Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s series was a truly innovative lightning-in-a-bottle merger of comics and the spy craze of the day, and where better to start our collection than with a Nick Fury origin issue housed inside an iconic Jim Steranko cover? Next up: Steranko’s last S.H.I.E.L.D. epic, ‘Whatever Happened to Scorpio?,’ will dazzle you before we launch into a new era of adventures including a moon-busting space mission, a mind-bending trip Fury may never come back from and a sub-earth battle with Supremus! Then, Nick Fury faces one of his oldest enemies in the Hate-Monger (a.k.a. Adolf Hitler); the British invade as Steve Parkhouse and Barry Windsor-Smith offer the one-shot ‘Hell Hath No Fury;’ and Hydra returns with its sights set on assassinating the S.H.I.E.L.D. director. It’s a cliffhanger that will shock and surprise you! Also packed with cool covers from the Colonel’s many S.H.I.E.L.D. reprint comics, and his appearance from MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #31, this Masterworks completes every fan’s classic Nick Fury library! Collecting NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #4-15, AVENGERS #72 and MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #31
Green Lantern #4
By: Geoff Johns, John Mahnke, Doug Mahnke
They’ve pillaged and enslaved his homeworld. Now the fear-mongering Sinestro Corps must face newly reinstated Green Lantern Sinestro. Can the renegade GL liberate Korugar from the army he assembled?
Green Lantern Series 5 Guy Gardner Action Figure
The Universe is a big place… and there are enough Lanterns in the Corps to police it all!
All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include display bases. Character-appropriate accessories are also included.
* Soranik Natu (approx. 6.58″ high) * Brother Warth (approx. 7″ high) * Green Lantern Guy Gardner (approx. 6.75″ high) * Sinestro (approx. 6.9″ high)
4-color clamshell blister card packaging.
Iron Man 2.0 #11
Written by NICK SPENCER & JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV Art by Ariel Olivetti Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA War Machine flies into his final battle against the most dangerous villain he’s ever faced! Palmer Addley has beaten Rhodey at every turn – even with his upgrades, will Rhodey finally outsmart and outfight the master terrorist when the fate of the world hangs in the balance?
Showcase Presents Wonder Woman TPB Vol. 04
Written by BOB KANIGHER and BILL FINGER Art by ROSS ANDRU, IRV NOVICK, WIN MORTIMER and MIKE ESPOSITO Cover by ROSS ANDRU and MIKE ESPOSITO It’s another value-priced collection of Wonder Woman adventures from issues #157-177 featuring Supergirl, Cheetah, Egg Fu and many more!
DC Comics Presents Batman The Secret City #1
By: Dylan Horrocks, Tom Fowler, David Lopez
Batman and Oracle must solve a string of murders in a part of Gotham City no one knew existed, leading Oracle into a world of her greatest dreams – and nightmares. Plus: Batman tangles with Mr. Freeze! From LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT # 180-181 and 190-191.
Essential Spider-Man TPB Vol. 06 New Ed
Written by GERRY CONWAY, STAN LEE & LEN WEIN Penciled by JOHN ROMITA, GIL KANE & ROSS ANDRU Cover by JOHN ROMITA Dark days loom as Spider-Man faces adversaries old and new – and learns that not only does great power come with great responsibility, but also great heartache. This volume includes classic stories featuring Spider-Man vs. the Hulk in Canada, the deaths of Gwen Stacy and the Green Goblin, the first appearances of the Man-Wolf and the Punisher…and the wedding of Dr. Octopus and Aunt May!? Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #114-137, GIANT-SIZE SUPER-HEROES #1 and GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #1-2.
Showcase Presents Batman TPB Vol. 05
Written by FRANK ROBBINS, DENNIS O’NEIL and MIKE FRIEDRICH Art by IRV NOVICK, NEAL ADAMS and others o Cover by NEAL ADAMS
Reprinting tales from DETECTIVE COMICS #391-407 and BATMAN #216-228, this value-priced collection includes the introduction of Man-Bat and Batman’s battle with The League of Assassins.
Avengers Academy #23
By: Christos N. Gage, Rodin Esquejo, Tom Raney
X-23 joins Avengers Academy…will they survive the experience? o A classic villain returns! o Reptil’s darkest secret is revealed!
My Favorite Martian Comp Series HC Vol. 01
Everyone’s Favorite Martian, from the classic television series My Favorite Martian, returns with this full-color, digitally remastered reprint volume of the classic Gold Key comic book tie-in.
Collecting the first seven issues, this stories are accompanied by supplementary essays, photographs, show promotional material, and inside and outside cover art from the comic books.
The stories in Volume One feature artwork by Silver Age greats Russ Manning, Dan Spiegle and Mike Arens, with scripts by Western Publishing mainstay Paul S. Newman.
Chuck Jones Dream That Never Was HC
Chuck Jones (w & a & c) We all harbor a secret wish that we could find a previously unseen project by one of the greatest figures in animation history. Well, wish no more-celebrating the 2012 centennial of Chuck Jones’s birth, IDW’s Library of American Comics unveils Chuck Jones: The Dream That Never Was. The Academy Award-winning director of ‘Duck Amuck,’ ‘What’s Opera, Doc,’ ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ and other timeless classics, created dozens of cartoon characters throughout his decades-long career: Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote…And Crawford, an accident prone, nine-year-old boy whose daily routine includes surviving his own boyhood. Chuck Jones: The Dream That Never Was follows the twenty-seven year journey it took Jones to bring ‘Crawford’ to the public, from conception to storyboard to newspaper strip. This incredible volume is loaded with never before seen sketches, drawings, storyboards and production notes, and the six-month run of the Crawford newspaper comic strip from 1978. Accompanying the artwork is a biography of Chuck Jones’s career in the sixties and seventies and how it influenced the creation of Chuck’s only foray into the world of comic strips. Produced with the full cooperation of the Chuck Jones family, the book was conceived by Kurtis Finday, who says, ‘My first surprise when I started researching the Crawford comic strip was how little people knew about it. My second surprise was the treasure trove of Chuck Jones art we would find. Crawford just kept popping up in places I didn’t expect, making the history of this little-known character incredibly rich.’ The book is edited by Findlay and Dean Mullaney, and designed by Lorraine Turner. Chuck Jones: The Dream That Never Was is a dream come true in that almost all the art is being reproduced from Chuck Jones’s originals! It is a treasure trove of previously unknown artwork that is a must for all fans of animation and comics.
Star Trek/Legion Of Superheroes #3 (of 6)
By: Chris Roberson, Jim Jimenez, Jeffrey Moy
Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship: Enterprise have come face to face with Cosmic Boy and the other members of the Legion of Super-Heroes, and each team assumes that the other is responsible for the change in the timeline that landed them in this strange world. But will they find common ground in time to defend themselves from an attack by an elite group of imperial enforcers, some of whom are VERY familiar to the two teams?
DC Comics Presents Elseworlds 80 Page Giant #1
Written by CHUCK DIXON, KYLE BAKER and others Art by KYLE BAKER, AARON LOPRESTI and others Cover by TY TEMPLETON
A legendary ‘lost’ comic is back! Don’t miss President Superman confronting the indignities of ‘Scandalgate,’ the return of the Super-Sons, the Birds of Prey newspaper comic strip, the adventures of Superman’s babysitter, a classic KINGDOM COME parody, and more!
Red Wing TPB
To stay alive in the future, the best fighter pilots in the world not only have to perfect their skills and master their aircraft, they also have to know how to travel through time. Collecting the acclaimed mini-series brought to you by award winning writer JONATHAN HICKMAN and possibly the best new talent of the year, NICK PITARRA, THE RED WING is the story of the greatest battle in the history of three worlds. Collects THE RED WING #1-4
Avengers X-sanction #1 (of 4)
CABLE IS BACK! AND HE’S GOT JUST 24 HOURS TO WIPE THE AVENGERS FROM THE PAGES OF HISTORY! o How has Cable been reborn? Where has he been since ‘Second Coming’? And what dark event has driven him to destroy the Avengers? The answers are just the tip of an iceberg that threatens to smash the Marvel Universe to smithereens! o A crucial new series by the creators behind SUPERMAN/BATMAN and HULK, Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness o THE COUNTDOWN TO 2012’s STATUS QUO-SHATTERING EPIC BEGINS HERE!
Tales Of The Batman Don Newton HC Vol. 01
Written by BOB ROZAKIS, DENNIS O’NEIL, MARTIN PASKO and others Art by DON NEWTON and others o Cover by DON NEWTON
In these tales from BATMAN #305-306, DETECTIVE COMICS #480 and 483- 492 and BRAVE AND BOLD #153-165, Batman revisits ‘The Curse of Crime Alley,’ meets Maxie Zeus and wages war on the League of Assassins.
Kirby Genesis Silver Star #2
Covers: Alex Ross (50% – 00211), Jae Lee (25% – 00221), Mark Buckingham (25% – 00231) Writer: Jai Nitz Artist: Johnny D.
Someone in the Silver Star’s inner circle has been kidnapped! Morgan Miller, the Silver Star, homo-geneticus, travels to a remote island off the coast of North Korea to attempt a daring rescue. Morgan gets more than he bargained for when he finds an island full of Animus-Geneticus! Can Silver Star defeat an entire island of his animal cousins? See the story of Jack Kirby’s last great creation unfold by Jai Nitz and Johnny D.
DC Comics Presents Captain Atom #1
By: Greg Rucka, Cafu
In the popular co-feature from ACTION COMICS #879-889, Captain Atom’s memory is falling apart right in the heat of battle! Can he get it together in time to face off again Major Disaster?
Nightly News Anniversary Ed HC
story / art / cover JONATHAN HICKMAN The five-year anniversary, over-sized, deluxe hardcover edition of THE NIGHTLY NEWS. Containing the Eisner-nominated original story, as well as the never before seen original scripts and sketches, a complete making of, the original pitch, and much more. Collects THE NIGHTLY NEWS #1-6