This week at your comic shop – 5/16/2012

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Incredible Hulk #7.1

Incredible Hulk #7.1
By: Jason Aaron, Jefte Palo, Michael Komarck
Whatever happened to Bruce Banner? RED SHE-HULK knows, and she is NONE TOO PLEASED. ________________________________________________________

Grant Morrison Talking With Gods Spec Ed DVD

Grant Morrison Talking With Gods Spec Ed DVD
The first-ever feature-length documentary on the mysterious and iconic Grant Morrison, one of the most critically-acclaimed and best-selling writers in the history of comics. This 2-disc deluxe Special Edition inludes over 3 and a half hours of new material, including Grant blueprinting his creative process from concept to completion, and Grant teaching viewers how to summon the News Gods at home.________________________________________________________

Back Issue #56

Back Issue #56
Back Issue lets the ‘Avengers Assemble,’ starring Marvel Comics’ mightiest super-team! This issue features: Writer Roger Stern’s acclaimed 1980s Avengers run, West Coast Avengers, early Avengers toys, and histories of Hawkeye, Mockingbird, and Wonder Man. Featuring art by and/or commentary from John and Sal Buscema, John Byrne, Brett Breeding, Tom Defalco, Steve Englehart, Bob Hall, Al Milgrom, Tom Morgan, Tom Palmer, Joe Sinnott, and more. With a George Pérez cover spotlighting the Avengers’ ‘Big Three.’
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Nightwing #9

Nightwing #9
By: Kyle Higgins, Eddy Barrows
‘NIGHT OF THE OWLS’ continues here!

Nightwing faces another villain claiming to be The Talon at City Hall as the Court of Owls’ plans go into action – but will he be able to figure out what’s going on before it’s too late?
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Who’s The Boosk T-Shirt

Who’s The Boosk T-Shirt
Show your love for the galaxy’s most terrible Trandoshan. He never had a line, but his scornful gurgling spoke volumes! He’s the strong, silent type of bounty hunter that eats Wookies and smugglers for breakfast (and lunch and dinner, to be honest)! He’s here to kick glutes and receive recompense, so he’s gonna need your names and aliases. Why? Simple. ‘Cause HE’S THE BOSSK.
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Saga #3

Saga #3
By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
BKV’s and FIONA STAPLES’ controversial epic continues! Stranded on a mystical alien world, new parents Marko and Alana encounter their greatest fear.
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Amazing Spider-Man Ends Of Earth #1

Amazing Spider-Man Ends Of Earth #1
By: Brian Clevinger, Rob Williams, Thony Silas, Sebastian Fiumara
From one “Ends of the Earth” to the other, Spider-Man isn’t the only hero fighting free the globe from Doctor Octopus’s treacherous tentacles in this extra sized story!

And the dying doctor has some wicked worldly associates of his own.

Guest starring: Big Hero Six and Union Jack
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Conan the Barbarian #4

Conan the Barbarian #4
By: Brian Wood, James Harren, Dave Stewart, Massimo Carnevale
Conan’s adventures in Messantia ended with the Cimmerian nearly losing his head, but now that he has an entire pirate crew backing him up, returning to take a city’s worth of gold is just too tempting-and pirate queen Bêlit has a plan!

* Writer Brian Wood begins a new story arc with artist James Harren!

“James Harren’s art echoes the old EC horror masters while still managing to be current. The motion of the action is superb on every page and it is ably matched by the character moments in between.”-Comic Book Resources
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Avengers Black Widow Perfume

Avengers Black Widow Perfume
Like changing clothes in the back of a chauffeured car, strip away the facade and live the life of a Russian Spy, Trained Assassin, and World Class Ballerina as you walk with the subtle scent of this Avengers Black Widow Perfume. A clear shot of citrus creates a bold statement, slowly giving way to a sensual caramel and honey note; kept too sweet by a pairing of dry sandalwood. Like a spider spindling silently from above, Black Widow dries down to a desirous gourmand delight of bitter chocolate and praline. This is a fragrance for those who can navigate the high-tension tightrope of love and duty – and who knows what it takes to be called a Black Widow. Ages 14 and up.
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Shadow #2

Shadow #2
By: Garth Ennis, Aaron Campbell, Alex Ross
Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane fly west on Pan Am’s fabulous China Clipper- but the golden age of air travel might just mean fiery death above the clouds for our heroes. In Shanghai, Major Tateo Kondo of Japanese military intelligence puts his own plans in motion, while his American counterparts struggle to catch up. The Shadow battles aerial assassins and worse, in part two of the six-part The Fire Of Creation.
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Deadenders TPB

Deadenders TPB
By: Ed Brubaker, Warren Pleece, Philip Bond
In this stylish science fiction epic from award-winning writer Ed Brubaker, a drug-dealing car thief must discover the secret behind his visions to save the world.

Twenty years after the devastating Cataclysm, society has been separated into sectors in which the rich are able to enjoy machine-generated weather and sunlight while the poor are forced to live an eternally dank and dark existence.

Banished to the dismal Sector 5, the angst-ridden Beezer discovers that the corrupt city police are hunting him because of his experiential visions of a pre-apocalyptic world. Now Earth’s reluctant savior must learn his true origin and the meaning of his visions before he is captured and killed.

For the first time, Vertigo collects the entire sixteen-issue run of DEADENDERS, along with a tale from WINTER’S EDGE #3.

This title collects
Deadenders #1-16, material from Winter’s Edge #3

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Star Trek Enterprise Ship Cufflinks

Star Trek Enterprise Ship Cufflinks
Dress for success or a night on the town with the Star Trek Cufflinks from Cufflinks, Inc.! Trekkies can choose from the USS Enterprise Cufflinks, which bring to life the classic starship; the Red Squadron Cufflinks, featuring the logo of Starfleet Academy’s elite pilot squadron; and the Starfleet Command Cufflinks, which feature the logo of Starfleet.

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Green Lantern HC Vol. 01 Sinestro

Green Lantern HC Vol. 01 Sinestro
The first six issues of the star-spanning series from DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 are collected in hardcover, with stories by superstar writer Geoff Johns and artist Doug Mahnke!

There’s an unexpected new Green Lantern in town: Sinestro. And now, this renegade GL has set a course for Korugar with one purpose: To free his homeworld from the scourge of his own Sinestro Corps – with the not-so-willing help of Hal Jordan!

This title collects
Green Lantern (2011) #1-6

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Doctor Who Lost Tv Episodes Audio CD Coll 04

Doctor Who Lost Tv Episodes Audio CD Coll 04
Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes Collection 4 presents in chronological order of transmission, the original audio soundtracks to the 1967 TV episodes to which the video no longer exists. Stories in this collection include: ‘The Macra Terror’ (remastered with a brand new linking narration by Anneke Wills), ‘The Faceless Ones’, ‘Evil of the Daleks’, ‘The Abominable Snowmen’, and ‘The Ice Warriors’, all starring Patrick Troughton as the second Doctor.
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Last Unicorn HC Deluxe Ed

Last Unicorn HC Deluxe Ed
Whimsical. Lyrical. Poignant. Adapted for the first time from the acclaimed and beloved novel by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn is a tale for any age about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss.

The unicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, discovers that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to find her fellow unicorns, even if it means facing the terrifying anger of the Red Bull and malignant evil of the king who wields his power.

Adapted by Peter B. Gillis and lushly illustrated by Renae DeLiz and Ray Dillon.
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Planet Of The Apes #14

Planet Of The Apes #14
By: Daryl Gregory, Carlos Magno, Damian Couceiro
As Sully struggles to sustain the fragile alliance between man and ape, Alaya must root out the traitor in the midst of her closest confidants! Writer Daryl Gregory and artist Carlos Magno continue their critically acclaimed run that Comics Alliance calls ‘…a wonderful world, not just worthy of the Planet of the Apes name, but better than it.’
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Pop Amazing Spider Man Movie Vinyl Figure

Pop Amazing Spider Man Movie Vinyl Figure
Inspired by the urban and stylized character designs of today’s designer toys, Funko presents a new take on one of comic’s top characters, Spider-Man, with their new POP! Marvel: The Amazing Spider-Man Vinyl Figure, based on this summer’s new movie! This 3 3/4″ tall figures of Spider-Man features Spider-Man’s movie costume plus all the unique design, bobbing heads, and articulation that collectors expect from Funko! Window box packaging.
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Adventure Time #4

Adventure Time #4
By: Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, Chris Houghton
Oh My Glob! The Latest Super-Cool Issue of the Hit Series! Finn, Jake, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum and even Lumpy Space Princess have banded together to stop that jerk the Lich from throwing all of Ooo into the sun! It’s gonna take a lot more than a sweet punch to knock this guy out – luckily, Finn and Jake are on it! The Cartoon Network cartoon’s brand-new comic book series is a huge hit! Don’t miss this arc-ending issue!
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Star Trek The Gorn 1/6 Scale Statue

Star Trek The Gorn 1/6 Scale Statue
The Gorn are among the most popular alien species ever to appear on Star Trek, due to their memorable appearance in the classic episode ‘Arena. The Gorn are an intelligent, bipedal reptilian species whose Captain fought with Captain Kirk on stardate 3045.6, under the assumption that the Federation was threatening the Gorn claim to the planet Cestus III. This incredible piece of art is constructed from heavyweight polystone and then hand painted to the finest detail. Sculpted in 1/6-scale, The Gorn stands roughly 13″ tall and is limited to just 500 individually numbered pieces.

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Thunderbolts #174

Thunderbolts #174
By: Jeff Parker, Declan Shalvey, Mark Bagley
The Clash of the Bolts concludes! In their most dire hour, the Fixer makes a devastating decision! Will Zemo’s legacy of evil destroy our present, or can the Thunderbolts pull the world back from oblivion?!
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Legion of Super Heroes #9

Legion of Super Heroes #9
By: Paul Levitz, Francis Portela, Steve Lightle
Kicking off an all-new storyline! Great jumping-on point for new readers!

Brainiac 5 and Dream Girl have been abducted by the Dominators…so why is the Legion refusing to rescue them? One of the greatest Legionnaires quits!
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Voltron #5

Voltron #5
By: Brandon Thomas, Ariel Padilla, Alex Ross
The Voltron Force is back where they belong…in the cockpits of their formidable robot lions. Zarkon’s final desperate play has failed and all that’s left now for the team is to break the blockade Planet Doom has erected around the Earth. The first arc of Generation Voltron comes to an explosive conclusion as the Voltron Force takes on any and everything Doom can throw at them…but can even they survive the secret weapon buried beneath the surface of Moon-2? For twenty-two pages, the action never stops in the story that could only be called ‘Interlock’…

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DC Superhero Chess Figure Coll Mag #2 Robin White Bishop

DC Superhero Chess Figure Coll Mag #2 Robin White Bishop
The DC Superhero Chess Figure Collector Magazine brings your favorite DC Comics characters to life in a stunning chess-piece collection, complete with a 16-page magazine providing detail on the character as well as instructions on how the piece operates on the chess board! Each official figurine is cast in metallic resin and individually hand-painted.

Get your collection started this month with the first four figures of this amazing set: Batman White King (#1), Robin White Bishop (#2), Joker Black King (#3), and Commissioner Gordon White Pawn (#4)!
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Walt Kelly The Life and Art of the Creator of Pogo HC

Walt Kelly The Life and Art of the Creator of Pogo HC
By: Thomas Andre, Carsten Laqua, Walt Kelly
For the first time an exhaustive look at the art and career of Walt Kelly, from his days at Disney working on such films as Snow White, Fantasia, and Dumbo to his work for Dell comics culminating with his work on Pogo, this full-color artbook has it all! Full of original never-before-seen artwork, Disney artwork, beautiful examples of Kelly’s comic book and book covers, and animation art. This definitive survey of Kelly’s career presents essays by Walt Kelly scholars Tom Andrae, Carsten Laqua, and Mark Burstein together with an appreciation by Kelly’s stepson, Scott Daley. Also featured is the complete never-before-printed interview with Ward Kimball, one of Disney’s ‘Nine Old Me,’ sharing an inside look at Walt Kelly and the Disney Studio. Also featured is a full-color Pogo Sunday sequence.

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Godzilla Fire-breathing Olive Zip-up Hoodie

Godzilla Fire-breathing Olive Zip-up Hoodie
Gozdilla lets you on his secret affection for Tokyo with this black hoodie!
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Steed And Mrs Peel #5 (of 6)

‘The Deadly Rainbow’ continues! Emma Peel has been reunited with her husband – but if they aren’t careful, they’ll both be gone forever! Who – or what – followed Emma’s husband back from the jungle? Anne Caufield and Ian Gibson bring swinging spy action back – you don’t want to miss it!
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Marvel Classic Characters – The Fantastic Four #5: Dr. Doom

Marvel Classic Characters – The Fantastic Four #5: Dr. Doom
Victor von Doom, aka Dr. Doom, is the true archenemy of the Fantastic Four and is one of the most recognizable villains in the Marvel universe. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, he first appeared in Fantastic Four #5.

A fellow student and intellectual peer of Reed Richards, von Doom’s face is severely disfigured in an experiment gone wrong. Doom forges a suit of armor and a mask that only he can remove and sets out to menace those he feels are responsible for his accident, including Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four.

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Kult TPB

Kult TPB
By: Jeremy Barlow, Iwan Nazif, Michael Atiyeh, Jake Murray
Fondly remembered for its philosophical complexity and controversial content, Kult has achieved legendary status amongst role-playing gamers.
The Kult graphic novel introduces this setting anew with parole officer Tomas Zenk, one of the few who can pierce the illusion. As he overcomes monsters sent to kill him, Zenk discovers the true extent of his powers, including the ability to exert control over the machinery of humanity’s enslavement. But will he aid the forces attempting to bring down the illusion . . . or succumb to the temptations of power? Collects the four-issue miniseries.

* The legendary RPG comes to comics!

* For fans of The Matrix and Hellraiser!
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Green Lantern Corps #9

Green Lantern Corps #9
By: Peter J. Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin
‘ALPHA WAR’ part one. Great jumping-on point for new readers! John Stewart is put on trial for the murder of a fellow Green Lantern by the Alpha Lanterns!
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Dazzler Statue

Dazzler Statue
Alison Blaire, the so-called ‘Disco Dazzler’ made her Marvel Comics debut in February 1980’s Uncanny X-Men #130, and went on to a solo series and team affiliations with the X-Men and Excalibur. A mutant with the ability to channel sonic vibrations into light and energy beams, her career lasted much, much longer than the disco craze from which she was born. Sculpted by Mike Cusanelli, the 14.5″ tall Dazzler statue features a genuine crystal pendant and stands atop a chromed disco ball display base.
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Complete Chester Goulds Dick Tracy HC Vol. 13

Complete Chester Goulds Dick Tracy HC Vol. 13
Dick and Tess’s house fire bombed! B.O. Plenty riddled with bullets! Sam Catchum apparently crushed to death! This volume’s villains include Blowtop, T.V. Wiggles, Dr. Plain, and Empty Williams. Plus a baby named Bonnie Braids is born, Vitamin Flintheart returns, and who’s the mysterious woman named Crewy Lou? Contains all strips from March 26, 1950 – September 15, 1951.
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Avengers #26

Avengers #26
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Walter Simonson
An AVX TIE-IN!

One of the Avengers must betray the team to fulfill their destiny with the Phoenix. A game-changer for the Avengers franchise…and it is not who you think! Comics legend Walt Simonson is back!!
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Avengers vs. X-Men #4 (of 12)

Avengers vs. X-Men #4 (of 12)
By: Jason Aaron, Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung
All across the globe-in the Savage Land, in Wakanda, in Tabula Rasa and more-Avenger battles X-Man for the fate of the world! Hope has a suicide mission to propose to Wolverine! While in space, the Avengers’ away team meets the Phoenix head on
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Avx vs. #2 (of 6)

Avx vs. #2 (of 6)
By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
The premier tie-in to Avengers Vs. X-Men! Read all about Spider-Man Vs. Colossus and Captain America Vs. Gambit.
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James Bond 50th Ann Trading Card Collector Album

James Bond 50th Ann Trading Card Collector Album
Fifty years ago Sean Connery picked up his gun and entered cinematic history as James Bond in Dr. No, the first of EON Productions’ films based on Ian Fleming’s Cold War spy thrillers. Rittenhouse Archives’ James Bond 50th-Anniversary Trading Cards draws upon the history of the films for a 100-card base series that features gold foil stamping/embossing on every card matched to imagery from the films from Dr. No through Quantum of Solace. In addition, ther are bonus sets including Parallel Card, Dr. No, Dr. No Gold Foil, ‘Bond… James Bond,’ Commemorative Gold Foil, 007 Gold Gallery, and Shadowbox cards. Collectors will want to store these cards in the official Collector’s Album, custom-designed to store the entire collection plus a bonus promo card. 5 cards per pack, 24 packs per box.
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Alter Ego #109

Alter Ego #109
Alter Ego focuses this month on the Golden Age Justice Society of America, behind a fabulous cover by George Pérez, never before printed full-size! There’s a spotlight on Spectre/Hour-Man creator Bernard Baily and Johnny Thunder creator John B. Wentworth, startling additions to the 4 volumes of The All-Star Companion, the JSA-style 1940s super-groups that might have been, a gorgeous JSA Color Section, and many surprise features!
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Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde HC Vol. 01 New Printing

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde HC Vol. 01 New Printing
Russell’s Harvey and Eisner awards winning first volume adapting Wilde’s lyrically worded tales presents two stories.

The Selfish Giant will not share anything of his until a little boy manages to open his heart. The Star Child is full of vanity, cruelty and haughtiness…until he meets his beggar woman mother.

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Daredevil #13

Daredevil #13
By: Mark Waid, Khoi Pham
THIS IS IT: “Megacrime and Punishment.” Be here as Megacrime strikes back at Daredevil, and Matt’s “happy go lucky” veneer begins to peel back at last, revealing . . . darker truths that may end his career as Daredevil.

Artist Khoi Pham returns!
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Fantastic Four #605.1

Fantastic Four #605.1
By: Jonathan Hickman, Mike Choi
Fantastic Four #605.1 reveals the secret history of the Fantastic Four. Everything starts just like you remember . . . but it ends completely differently.
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Hulk Smash Avengers #3 (of 5)

Hulk Smash Avengers #3 (of 5)
By: Roger Stern, Karl Moline, Lee Weeks
A five-part, weekly punch-fest that explores the ever-evolving relationship between the Gamma Goliath and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

Hulk vs. the ’80s-era Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Wasp, Captain Marvel and Thor!
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Winter Soldier #5

Winter Soldier #5
By: Ed Brubaker, Butch Guice, Lee Bermajo
Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice bring the Winter Soldier’s first arc to a dramatic ending! Can Bucky and the Black Widow prevent war with Latveria? Can Bucky stop the Sleepers he himself trained? Can this series get any cooler?
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Alter Ego #108

Alter Ego #108
Behind a ‘Sub-Mariner vs. Human Torch’ cover by Bill Everett & Carl Burgos, 1970s Bullpenner Warren Reece talks about Marvel Comics and his encounters with legends Everett, Burgos, John Romita, Stan Lee, Marie Severin, Neal Adams, Gary Friedrich, Roy Thomas, and more with rare and never-seen art and artifacts! Plus Dewey Cassell throws a biographical spotight on Standard/Nedor Golden Age artist Mike Peppe, featuring art by Alex Toth, Ross Andru, George Tuska, John Celardo, Bob Lubbers, and others!
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Venom #18

Venom #18
By: Rick Remender, Lan Medina, Michael Del Mundo
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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New Mutants #42

New Mutants #42
By: Dan Abnett, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Stephanie Hans
Exiled part 3 of 5!

Gods made mortal, with mutants their only hope for survival! Undead cannibals on the loose, San Francisco turned inside out by forbidden magic!

A thrilling mythological mystery adventure in the Mighty Marvel manner, the most epic crossover of 2012! (Not counting that one where As fight Xs)
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Moon Knight By Bendis And Maleev Prem HC Vol. 02

Moon Knight By Bendis And Maleev Prem HC Vol. 02
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Moon Knight throws down with the Kingpin of Los Angeles! But the battle for LA’s soul claims a life – one that will be felt throughout the Marvel Universe! And once LA’s Kingpin pushes him over the edge, Moon Knight succumbs to the abyss of his new multiple personalities.

What force on Earth can bring him back from the brink? Enter: the Avengers! But after all he’s been through, will there be anything left of the one-man Avenger to save?

Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev continue the adventures of Marvel’s psyche-splitting superstar!

This title collects
Moon Knight (2011) #8-12

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