This week at your comic shop – 5/5/2012

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Spirit World HC

Spirit World HC
By: Jack Kirby, Mark Evanier, Steve Sherman, Sergio Aragones, Vince Colletta, Mike Royer, Neal Adams
After leaving Marvel Comics at the end of the 1960s, Jack Kirby came to DC Comics, where he soon created the series of superhero comics known collectively as ‘The Fourth World.’

But before that came SPIRIT WORLD, a magazine that delved into the occult and the supernatural. Now, DC reprints that hard-to-find title for the very first time in this new hardcover!

This title collects
Weird Mystery Tales 1-3, Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion #6

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Invincible Iron Man #516

Invincible Iron Man #516
By: Matt Fraction, Salvador Larroca
The mole inside Start Resilient is revealed!
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Detective Comics #9

Detective Comics #9
By: Tony S. Daniel, Joel Gomez, Sandu Florea, Szymon Kudranski
“NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!

Batman finds himself in the unlikeliest of situations: saving Arkham Asylum administrator Jeremiah Arkham from a mysterious Talon assailant.

What is the secret connection between the Court of Owls and Gotham City¹s oldest institution for the criminally insane?
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Doctor Who Classics Series 5 #3 (of 6)

Doctor Who Classics Series 5 #3 (of 6)
By: Jamie Delano, John Ridgway
IDW’s newly recolored reprints of classic Doctor Who tales from years past returns! This all-new series picks up where Series III left off, with the adventures of the SIXTH DOCTOR! After a time cannon hits the TARDIS, the Doctor and Frobisher find themselves on prehistoric Earth where they must prevent the course of human evolution from being altered forever.
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Age Of Apocalypse #3

Age Of Apocalypse #3
By: David Lapham, Roberto De La Torre, Mike McKone
AOA Wolverine is resurrecting dead X-Men to destroy the human race. Jean Grey continues her training to join the X-Terminated. The humans find their ‘atomic bomb’ to defeat Wolverine.
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Daredevil #12

Daredevil #12
By: Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, Paolo Rivera
It’s lawyers in love as Matt Murdock finally makes some time for assistant district attorney Kirsten McDuffie. The best-reviewed comic of the year continues, as Waid and Rivera welcome aboard new artist Chris Samnee (Thor: The Mighty Avenger).
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Worlds Finest #1

Worlds Finest #1
By: Paul Levitz, George Perez, Scott Koblish, Kevin Maguire
New ongoing series featuring Power Girl and Huntress of Earth 2!

Paul Levitz teams with amazing artists George Prez and Kevin Maguire. Discover why these two heroes are stranded on our Earth–and what it means for the heroes of the DC Universe.
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Video Game Controller Keychain Assortment

Video Game Controller Keychain Assortment
These keychains come fashioned to look like video game controllers and have buttons that will play soundbites from fan-favorite video games, including Borderlands, Gears of War, and Assassin’s Creed. This is a new and fun way for video game enthusiasts to put the power of the game in their pockets!
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Avengers Black Widow Strikes #1 (of 3)

Avengers Black Widow Strikes #1 (of 3)
By: Fred Van Lente, Wellington Alves, Adi Granov
A brand-new Black Widow solo adventure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Before Natasha assembles with the Avengers Initiative, see her in this hard-hitting espionage adventure set between
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Batman Beyond Symbol Hoodie

Batman Beyond Symbol Hoodie
The Dark Knight legacy can be worn today on the new Batman Beyond Symbol Hoodie. Features red screenprint of the BB Symbol on a black heavweight, 10 oz., 90% cotton/10% poly garment. Also available is the BB Symbol shirt…for those cooler evenings in Neo-Gotham. NOW AVAILABLE for sale in Canada and U.K.
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Monsters From The Vault #30

Monsters From The Vault #30
Now in its 16th year, Monsters from the Vault celebrates the 100th anniversary of Vincent Price’s birth in style! Daniel Horne’s eerie painting of Vincent Price as Dr. Anton Phibes is featured on the cover. The issue opens with some of our regular contributors celebrating the ‘Vincentennial’ with their thoughts on the actor and some of his roles. In addition, editorial comments, letters to the editor, DVD/book reviews, and a few surprises await you in this issue. Each article contains tons of rare photos, all beautifully reproduced. Don’t miss out on this exciting issue of ‘The Best in Classic Horror,’ Monsters from the Vault!
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GI Combat #1

GI Combat #1
By: J. T. Krul, Ariel Olivetti, Brett Booth
First issue of an ongoing series! Featuring the first chapter of ‘WAR THAT TIME FORGOT’ written by J.T. Krul and with art by Ariel Olivetti…and dinosaurs!

Plus: The first chapter of ‘Unknown Soldier’ by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Dan Panosian focuses on all-out war in Afghanistan!

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Amazing Spider-Man #685

Amazing Spider-Man #685
By: Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos, Stefano Caselli
Part four of the epic ‘Ends of the Earth’ Featuring the World’s Greatest Super Hero: Doctor Octopus! Guest staring Black Widow and Silver Sable.
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Earth 2 #1

Earth 2 #1
By: James Robinson, Nicola Scott, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
First issue of an ongoing series from writer James Robinson and artist Nicola Scott!

Who are the heroes of EARTH 2 – and what befell them? Starring ALAN SCOTT, JAY GARRICK and many others! You may think you know Earth 2…but this is The New 52, where anything can happen! Don’t miss the extra-sized debut issue!
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Venom #17 (Variant Cover Edition)

Venom #17 (Variant Cover Edition)
By: Rick Remender, Kev Walker
Venom faces a gauntlet of doom as the Crime-Master unites Jack O’Lantern, The Human Fly, Toxin and more to destroy Flash Thompson! The Crime-Master’s plan is so diabolical, so vile, that it forces Eddie Brock to become a symbiote’s host once more – and takes the war to Flash Thompson’s Family, Betty Brant and even Peter Parker!

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Marvels Avengers Avengers Initiative

Marvels Avengers Avengers Initiative
By: Fred Van Lente, Ron Lim
The all-ages, action-packed prequel to the Avengers movie is here! Meet the incredible cast of the Avengers Initiative: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye!

The perfect introduction to The Avengers movie coming out in May 2012!
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Star Wars Boba Fett 80s Silver T-Shirt

Star Wars Boba Fett 80s Silver T-Shirt
As if he stepped from the cover to a Duran Duran album, Boba Fett is the galaxy’s ultimate bounty hunter!
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X-Men #28

X-Men #28
By: Victor Gischler, Will Conrad
A lost team of Skrulls infiltrates the X-Men. Pixie is taken hostage . . . or did she go by choice?
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Swamp Thing #9

Swamp Thing #9
By: Scott Snyder, Yanick Paquette
Swamp Thing battles his way through the Bone Kingdom to take on Sethe and his servants! This issue lays the groundwork for the debut of a classic Swamp Thing villain and the beginning of the next phase for this series.
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The Spider #1

The Spider #1
By: David Liss, Colton Worley, Alex Ross
One of the greatest pulp characters of all time is now re-launched into the 21st century! The world knows Richard Wentworth as a decorated war hero and the son of a wealthy industrialist – but only a few confidants know the truth. As New York City slides into violence and despair, Wentworth has transformed himself into a force of justice as The Spider! With only his wits, his technology, and his pistols to aid him, he fights a one-man man war against crime, but when a mysterious new villain threatens the city with an unspeakable horror, it may be more than even The Spider can handle. How far will a sane man go to restore order to an insane world?
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Animal Man #9

Animal Man #9
By: Jeff Lemire, Steve Pugh, Travel Foreman
‘Extinction is Forever’ part one of three. Great jumping-on point!

Separated from Buddy, the rest of the Baker family is in terrible danger! Guest-starring John Constantine!

Animal Man TPB Vol. 01 The Hunt

Animal Man TPB Vol. 01 The Hunt
By: Jeff Lemire, Travel Foreman
One of the breakout hits from DC Comics – The New 52! In these tales from issues #1-6 of the new series, Buddy Baker has gone from ‘super’ man to family man – but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers?As these new abilities continue to terrify Buddy and his wife Ellen, things take a turn for the worse as Buddy and Maxine begin a journey into the heart of The Red. Don’t miss the amazing series from writer Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist)!

This title collects
Animal Man (2011) #1-6

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Roger Langridges Snarked TPB Vol. 01

Roger Langridges Snarked TPB Vol. 01
By: Roger Langridge
Journey with Roger Langridge, the Harvey Award winner behind The Muppet Show and Thor: The Mighty Avenger, 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 an all-new world of humorous grandeur!

Join Princess Scarlett as she and her baby brother Rusty outwit the villainous royal advisors and team up with the infamous Walrus and Carpenter to set sail in search of their father, the Red King, who has been lost at sea for six months.

It’s a rip-roaring action-adventure comedy you won’t want to miss, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes content and commentary from Roger Langridge!
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Dogs Of Mars TPB

Dogs Of Mars TPB
By: Johnny Zito, Tony Trov, Paul Maybury
Isolated on the farthest frontier of civilization, Nocturnal monsters stalk Captain Zoe and the crew of Mars Base Bowie. Lines are drawn and loyalties are tested as dissent grows within the ranks. Faced with mutiny, death and dishonor; Zoe must sacrifice her humanity if she hopes to survive. Collects DOGS OF MARS #1-4 as seen on Comixology
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Marvel Minimates Series 44 Assortment

Marvel Minimates Series 44 Assortment
A Diamond Select Release! Art Asylum Designs & Sculpts! With the Avengers movie fast approaching, Avengers mania is at an all-time high, and we’re recruiting some the team’s most famous members for an all-new wave of comic-based Marvel Minimates! The two-packs include Iron Man and Captain America, Hulk and Thor, Giant Man and a Kree Soldier, and a short-packed variant set with Ant Man and another Kree Soldier. Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories.
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Magneto Rise Above Red T-Shirt

Magneto Rise Above Red T-Shirt
Magneto and his cause of mutant liberation rise on this propaganda-inspired red t-shirt!
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Action Comics #9

Action Comics #9
By: Grant Morrison, Gene Ha
Guest artist GENE HA joins GRANT MORRISON for this tale of not one, not two, but THREE Earths!

Featuring characters from parallel Earths, including PRESIDENT SUPERMAN! Introducing new villain SUPERDOOM!
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Weapon X Lab-wired Statue

Weapon X Lab-wired Statue
From the classic storyline originally serialized in the pages of Marvel Comics Presents #73-84 comes this early puzzle piece in the mystery that is Logan. Before he was Wolverine, he was Weapon X!

Based on the artwork of comics legend Barry Windsor Smith, the Weapon X Statue stands 14″ tall and was sculpted by Thiago Provin. Outfitted with a VR helmet and wired for remote control by his ‘creators’, Wolverine walks naked through the snow, his claws exposed as he adjusts to his new body!
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Avengers vs. X-Men #3 (of 12)

Avengers vs. X-Men #3 (of 12)
By: Ed Brubaker, John Romita, Jim Cheung
The Avengers and the X-Men scour the Earth searching for the host of the Phoenix! Hope takes matters into her own hands! And Captain America and Wolverine come to bitter blows!
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Hulk Return of the Monster Prem HC

Hulk Return of the Monster Prem HC
By: Bruce Jones, John Romita, Kaare Andrews
Bruce Banner thought he’d finally tamed his inner beast – until the Hulk’s latest rampage resulted in a child’s death. His face plastered on news broadcasts nationwide, Banner is a man on the run.

Hunted by police and a pair of deadly assassins – and aided only by the elusive ‘Mr. Blue’ – will the beleaguered scientist resort to deadly force to escape his pursuers? Plus: What does it feel like to bear the guilt of responsibility for the death and devastation caused by the Hulk?

Banner is finally prepared to end it all with a gun at his temple, but the mysterious, gamma-irradiated government operative Doc Samson wants justice for the Hulk’s actions – and he’s not about to let Banner slip away so easily.

This title collects
Incredible Hulk (2000) #34-39, and Startliing Stories: Banner #1-4

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Young Lovecraft GN Vol. 01 New Printing

Young Lovecraft GN Vol. 01 New Printing
By: Jose Oliver, Bartolo Torres
KettleDrummer Books, in association with Diabolo Ediciones, proudly presents, Young Lovecraft, the web comic that took Spain by storm – back in an all-new printing!

In this hilarious graphic novel, Oliver and Torres explore the childhood of H.P. Lovecraft, the great genius of literary terror who gave us the cycle of the Myths of Cthulu, and forever changed the landscape modern horror. Join the young Lovecraft on his macabre and comical adventures!

Young Lovecraft GN Vol. 02

Young Lovecraft GN Vol. 02
By: Jose Oliver, Bartolo Torres
Continuing the alternate biography of a true legend of horror, this book follows little ‘Howie’ Lovecraft and his ghoulish friends as they deal with the boredoms and challenges of youth, from the labors of daily homework – and the misadventures of the golem created to do the work instead – to dealing with Siouxie, the new girl in class who moved in from Detroit.
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Kirby Genesis Silver Star #5

Kirby Genesis Silver Star #5
By: Jai Nitz, Johnny D., Alex Ross
Covers: Alex Ross (50%), Jae Lee (25%), Mark Buckingham (25%) Writer: Jai Nitz Artist: Johnny D. Back from the brink of oblivion, Silver Star and his allies team up to take on the most fearsome villains ever assembled. These apocalypse cultists don’t want world domination or subjugation, they only want death. And they have an ace up their sleeve. Can Silver Star choose between the lesser of two unimaginable evils?
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Wolverine and the X-Men Alpha and Omega #5 (of 5)

Wolverine and the X-Men Alpha and Omega #5 (of 5)
By: Brian Wood, Max Brooks, Mark Brooks
Logan and Armor are removed from the construct – but back in the real world, something lingers inside them. Logan versus the Berserker! Quentin Quire is contrite, but has he blown his last chance with the X-Men?
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Adventure Time Epic Win Cream T-Shirt

Adventure Time Epic Win Cream T-Shirt
It’s an Epic Win for Adventure Time with this cream t-shirt!
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Avengers Kree Skrull War HC

Avengers Kree Skrull War HC
By: Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema, Neal Adams
A conflict of star-spanning proportions – with Earth caught in the crossfire! For those eternal intergalactic enemies, the merciless Kree and the shape-changing Skrulls, have gone to war, and our planet is situated on the front lines!Can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers, bring about an end to the fighting before humanity becomes a casualty of war? And what good are even a dozen super-powered champions against the vast military machines of two of the great empires of the cosmos?

The key to victory lies with the expatriate Kree Captain Mar-Vell and his human host, honorary Avenger Rick Jones! Featuring the trend-setting artwork of Neal Adams, the Kree/Skrull War is universally acknowledged as one of the finest and most important sagas in the Marvel canon.

This title collects
Avengers (1963) #89-97

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Dial H #1

Dial H #1
By: China Mieville, Mateus Santolouco, Brian Bolland
A brand new series by bestselling and Hugo award winning novelist China Mieville!

What would happen if you discovered the H Dial, an unbelievably powerful artifact that turned you into a super hero? And what if you found out that the world is threatened by this very device that’s become your uncontrollable obsession?

These are just the first questions asked in this thrilling and inventive storyline that introduces the strangest super heroes and super villains in the DCU while exploring the boundaries of reality!

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Defenders #6

Defenders #6
By: Matt Fraction, Victor Ibanez, Terry Dodson
WHO is trying to kill the Immortal Weapons and can Iron Fist stop them? WHY did the world forget about the Confederates of the Curious? HOW does the Concordance Engine tie all these threads together?
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Bela Lugosi Tales From Grave #2

Bela Lugosi Tales From Grave #2
By: Rick Baker, Kerry Gammill
A strange, pop-eyed sailor is released from a sunken ship after over 70 years; all who look into the eye have their souls sucked out! A masked Mexican wrestler battles a chupacabra to rescue a lady in distress. Travelers from Earth land on a planet inhabited by teenage vampires. Dr. Vornoff builds a mechanical man to help him conquer the world. And huge bats thought to be destroyed have apparently returned to wreak havoc on a small town once again!
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Avengers X-sanction HC

Avengers X-sanction HC
By: Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness
Cable is back, and he’s got just 24 hours to wipe the Avengers from the pages of history! 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! This crucial story by the creators behind Superman/Batman and Hulk, Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness, setting up the status quo-shattering epic AvX!

This title collects
Avengers: X-Sanction #1-4

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The Lone Ranger #5

The Lone Ranger #5
By: Ande Parks, Esteve Polls, Francesco Francavilla
Stampede! Part three of the ‘Hanging’ story line finds Lone Ranger ready to swing from the gallows of a town called Utopia. Tonto has made his way back from death at the bottom of a canyon, but now he has just one chance to save the Ranger. Taking that chance could leave both heroes dead, along with half of Utopia’s citizens. It’s a deadly stampede of justice, as the Hard Country arc nears its thunderous conclusion.

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Shadow Hist & Mystery Of Radio Program 1930 -1954 SC

Shadow Hist & Mystery Of Radio Program 1930 -1954 SC
By: Martin Grams Jr, Edd Cartier, George Rozen
Before the pulp magazines, movies and comic books, The Shadow was a long-running radio program from 1930 to 1954. This 850-page book documents the history of The Shadow, the pulps, the movies, the comic books and the radio program, with never-before-seen photographs, vintage newspaper advertisements, exclusive interviews with cast and crew and a complete episode guide to all 700 plus radio broadcasts. For any fan of The Shadow, radio, movies, comics or pulps, this is the book that will answer all your questions.
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Green Hornet Hist Radio Movies Comics & Tv SC

Green Hornet Hist Radio Movies Comics & Tv SC
By: Martin Grams Jr
Since The Green Hornet first appeared on radio in 1936, he has made the transition to motion pictures, comics, and television. For the first time, the complete story of this crime fighter is unmasked, as prolific TV and radio historians Martin Grams and Terry Salomonson usher you into the Black Beauty. A complete history of the radio series from the creation to the untold adventures is all provided under one cover. Also included are the two cliffhanger serials of the early forties, the unaired 1952 television pilot, the long-running comic books, and the William Dozier television series (1966-67) starring Van Williams and Bruce Lee. Whether you are a casual fan or a serious enthusiast of the series, here is everything you want to know about The Green Hornet!
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Twilight Zone Unlocking Door To Television Classic SC

Twilight Zone Unlocking Door To Television Classic SC
By: Martin Grams Jr
Many books have bee written about The Twilight Zone in the past two decades, but this is the one everyone is talking about. This volume documents everything you want to know about the classic television series, with memories from cast and crew, behind-the-scenes trivia and more. So detailed it lists the music cues, dates of production, salary costs, bloopers (such as where you can see a microphone on the screen), and much more.
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Star Trek Ongoing #8

Star Trek Ongoing #8
By: Mike Johnson, Joe Corroney, Tim Bradstreet
Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise race against time to stop a renegade Vulcan plot to destroy Romulus! Spock’s father Sarek guest-stars in this original story overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci that takes place between the events of the 2009 blockbuster film and the upcoming sequel!
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Godzilla Kingdom Of Monsters TPB Vol. 03

Godzilla Kingdom Of Monsters TPB Vol. 03
By: Jason Ciaramella, Victor Santos, David Messina
As the dust settles on another epic monster battle, humanity has finally found a way to beat back the relentless assault of giants. But in this brief moment of respite, new threats arise, and mankind finds itself on the losing end again. Plus, the twins are back, and they are after the King of Monsters himself! Battra, Rodan, Godzilla! Get ready for a battle of titans.
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Golgo 13 DVD Coll 1

Golgo 13 DVD Coll 1
His targets never see it coming and he’s never caught. If there is a witness to the kill, that poor SOB winds up dead too. People say he’s a ghost. A machine. A monster. He’s Golgo 13, the most feared assassin in the world, the professional’s professional, the killer of killers. And now he’s back with 13 targeted missions that will keep you glued to the screen (and away from the windows). Load up for high-powered, bullet-riddled action with Golgo 13!!
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