This week at your comic shop – 5/30/2012

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Amazing Spider-Man Annual #39

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #39
By: Brian Reed, Lee Garbett
Spider-Man is stuck in a world where Peter Parker never existed, and reality is coming apart! Guest staring the Avengers!
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Animal Man Annual #1

Animal Man Annual #1
By: Jeff Lemire, Timothy Green
ï A stand alone tale detailing the history of the epic struggle between THE RED, THE GREEN and THE ROT! ï As seen in ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING, these forces will play a major role in the future of the DC Universe!________________________________________________________

Wolverine and the X-Men #11

Wolverine and the X-Men #11
By: Jason Aaron, Nick Bradshaw
An AVX TIE-IN!

Cyclops comes to the Jean Grey School! Will Wolverine’s X-Men join Cyclops against the Avengers? ICEMAN vs RED HULK!

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Batman Annual #1

Batman Annual #1
By: Scott Snyder, Jason Fabok
‘NIGHT OF THE OWLS’ continues here!

MR. FREEZE is introduced to The New 52! What is Mr. Freeze’s relationship to the COURT OF OWLS? Is he an ally – or do they want him dead?
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Hulk Smash Avengers #5 (of 5)

Hulk Smash Avengers #5 (of 5)
By: Jan Van Lente, Michael Avon Oeming, Lee Weeks
A five-part, weekly punch-fest that explores the ever-evolving relationship between the Gamma Goliath and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Red Hulk vs. the 2000s-era Mighty Avengers . . . Black Widow, Wonder Man, Ares, Sentry and the Wasp!
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Channel Zero TPB

Channel Zero TPB
By: Brian Wood, Becky Cloonan
A blistering take on media control in a repressive future America! DMZ and The Massive creator Brian Wood launched an all-out assault on the comics medium in 1997 with Channel Zero, an influential, forward-thinking series that combined art, politics, and graphic design in a unique way. Touching on themes of freedom of expression, hacking, cutting-edge media manipulation, and police surveillance, it remains as relevant today as it did back then.
The Channel Zero collection contains the original series, the prequel graphic novel Jennie One (illustrated by Becky Cloonan), the best of the two Public Domain design books, and almost fifteen years of extras, rarities, short stories, and unused art. Also featuring the now-classic Warren Ellis introduction and an all-new cover by Wood, this is the must-have edition. See where it all began!

“It’s about anger as a positive force of creation . . . Someone’s remembered what comics are for. Meet Brian Wood.”-Warren Ellis
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Doctor Who Dragonfire DVD

Doctor Who Dragonfire DVD
Starring Sylvester McCoy as the seventh Doctor. At the Iceworld Space Trading Colony on Svartos, the Doctor and Mel unexpectedly encounter an old ‘friend,’ the desperate Sabalom Glitz. Joined by Ace, a teenage waitress with a love for explosives, the group ventures off to uncover lost riches, not knowing that Kane, Iceworld’s ruthlessly intimidating overlord, will gladly murder them all to gain possession of the Dragonfire himself. Soon the Doctor finds himself playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with Kane’s mercenaries, descending through the ice caverns ever closer towards the deadly gaze of the monstrous dragon that lurks below.
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Batman Death by Design Deluxe Ed HC

Batman Death by Design Deluxe Ed HC
By: Chip Kidd, Dave Taylor
In this new, original graphic novel from superstar writer/designer Chip Kidd and artist Dave Taylor, Gotham City is undergoing one of the most expansive construction booms in its history.

The most prestigious architects from across the globe have buildings in various phases of completion all over town. As chairman of the Gotham Landmarks Commission, Bruce Wayne has been a key part of this boom, which signals a golden age of architectural ingenuity for the city.

And then, the explosions begin. All manner of design-related malfunctions – faulty crane calculations, sturdy materials suddenly collapsing, software glitches, walkways giving way and more – cause casualties across the city.

This bizarre string of seemingly random catastrophes threatens to bring down the whole construction industry. Fingers are pointed as Batman must somehow solve the problem and find whoever is behind it all.

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Classic Swamp Thing By Wrightson T-Shirt

Classic Swamp Thing By Wrightson T-Shirt
Return to where it all began nearly 40 years ago with the new Classic Swamp Thing T-Shirt. Features the art of Bernie Wrightson screenprinted in color on a pine green 100% cotton tee. The swamp never forgets!!
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Starman Omnibus TPB Vol. 01

Starman Omnibus TPB Vol. 01
By: James Robinson, Tony Harris
The first volume of the series collecting the classic super hero series of the 1990s is now available in trade paperback.

Jack Knight – antiques collector and dealer – inherits the name and powers of his father’s old Starman identity from his older brother, who has been assassinated.

This title collects
Starman #0-16

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Marvel X Tokidoki Avengers Rock T-Shirt

Marvel X Tokidoki Avengers Rock T-Shirt
The fifth season of high-fashion apparel pairing classic Marvel characters with the cheerfulness of the tokidoki universe debuts in 2012! Acclaimed artist Simone Legno brings his unique design aesthetic to the Marvel Universe with his Spring 2012 collection, giving the House of Ideas a hip and hot makeover for the 21st-century and the impending arrival of spring. Whether it’s the Avengers embarking on a world tour, the pop-art stylings of Marvel Comics’ female characters, or the Silver Surfer catching a wave off Maui, tokidoki x Marvel delivers the fun side of Marvel’s beloved characters. Swing into action as the Spring 2012 collection ships to customers beginning in time for the blooming of the flowers.

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FF #18

FF #18
By: Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta, Mike Choi
The kids take their first field trip. To Africa! Meet the Science Club of Wakanda. The Future Foundation gets a brand new member.
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Marvel Minimates Series 46 Assortment

Marvel Minimates Series 46 Assortment
A Diamond Select Release! Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! This summer, the new Spider-Man movie will bring us a new costume, a new villain… and new Minimates! Based on the characters of Amazing Spider-Man, this movie-based wave of Marvel Minimates includes three all-new two-packs: Spider-Man with Peter Parker, Battle Damaged Spider-Man with the Lizard and Uncle Ben with a mystery foe, plus a rare, one-per-case variant two-pack where Uncle Ben has been replaced with Aunt May! Ben, May and the mystery foes will only be available in this assortment, so don’t miss out! 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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Incredible Hulk #8

Incredible Hulk #8
By: Jason Aaron, Steve Dillon, Michael Komarck
In order to stay himself, Hulk must STAY ANGRY! How does one stay angry? How about going up against THE PUNISHER? And if that isn’t enough, the Green Goliath can always take on a murderous drug cartel!
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Villains For Hire TPB Knight Takes King

Villains For Hire TPB Knight Takes King
By: Dan Abnett, Renato Arlem, Patrick Zircher
All-new, all-evil team! If the story starts with bionic detective Misty Knight uniting heroes Black Panther, Paladin and Silver Sable to halt a heist, why does she then cross the line and hire those she once fought – including psychopaths like Tiger Shark and Speed Demon? Because the Purple Man is out to build a criminal empire with an army including Avalanche, Shocker and the new Scourge! Enter a world of treachery, double-crosses and death when you hear: ‘Hello, villain…are you for hire?’ Collecting VILLAINS FOR HIRE #0.1 and #1-4.
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Marvel X Tokidoki Cap Attack Hoodie

Marvel X Tokidoki Cap Attack Hoodie
The fifth season of high-fashion apparel pairing classic Marvel characters with the cheerfulness of the tokidoki universe debuts in 2012! Acclaimed artist Simone Legno brings his unique design aesthetic to the Marvel Universe with his Autumn 2012 collection, giving the House of Ideas a hip and hot makeover for the 21st-century and the impending arrival of spring. Whether it’s Wolverine and Magneto hugging it out, a scandalous headline on the Daily Bugle, or Captain America on the attack, tokidoki x Marvel delivers the fun side of Marvel’s beloved characters. Swing into action as the Autumn 2012 collection ships to customers beginning in time for the leaves to fall from the trees.
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Doctor Who The Happiness Patrol DVD

Doctor Who The Happiness Patrol DVD
Starring Sylvester McCoy as the seventh Doctor. On the planet Terra Alpha, bright fluorescent lights and garish candy-striped colors abound. The population constantly displays happy smiles. There’s no sadness on Terra Alpha. Anyone feeling remotely glum disappears. Quickly. Having heard disturbing rumors, the Doctor and Ace arrive to topple the entire regime overnight. But they haven’t reckoned upon the varied punitive measures enforced by colony leader Helen A. This time, Happiness will prevail.
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Classic Marvel Figure Coll Mag #171 Thunderbird

Classic Marvel Figure Coll Mag #171 Thunderbird

Classic Marvel Figure Coll Mag #172 Dracula

Fully authorized figurines, teamed up with an amazing magazine put this series in a super-league of its own! The hand-painted lead figurines are sculpted by master craftsmen and based on original pieces of Marvel artwork. Measuring 3 1/2′-4″ tall, each figurine is individually numbered, comes stamped with the Marvel official logo, and comes packaged in its own box. The magazine accompanying each figurine will provide a detailed history and background on the featured character, including exclusive images and interviews. The fabulous characters featured this month are Thunderbird (#171) and Dracula (#172)!________________________________________________________

Next Men Aftermath #43

Next Men Aftermath #43
By: John Byrne
The world is broken, time is out of joint-but the surviving Next Men are about to discover it may not be entirely their fault. A familiar face returns, but will it be good news or bad for our ragged band?

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New Deadwardians #3 (of 8)

New Deadwardians #3 (of 8)
By: Dan Abnett, I. N. J. Culbard
Investigating the chilling ‘Murder That Should Not Be,’ Inspector Suttle is obliged to visit the East End of London’s notorious and dangerous Zone-B. It’s the last refuge of the living, where the poor, the free-thinking, the artistic, the liberal and the undoubtedly mortal live surrounded by the fenced-off restless horror. What secrets will Suttle learn there about the case and himself?

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Joker Skinned By Daniel T-Shirt

Joker Skinned By Daniel T-Shirt
Features the art of Tony Daniel imprinted in full-color on a black 100% cotton shirt. Who has the last laugh here? NOW AVAILABLE for sale in Canada and U.K.
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New Mutants #43

New Mutants #43
By: Dan Abnett, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Stephanie Hans
Exiled part 5 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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Uncanny X-Men #11 (2nd Printing)

Uncanny X-Men #11 (2nd Printing)
By: Kieron Gillen, Carlos Pacheco
An Avx Tie-In issue!

Cyclops leads the X-Men into their toughtest battle yet! Juggernaut-Powered Colossus vs. the Red Hulk!
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Flash 52 By Manapul T-Shirt

Flash 52 By Manapul T-Shirt
The Scarlet Speedster’s coming at you at full speed on the new Flash 52 T-Shirt. Features the art of Francis Manapul imprinted in full-color on a black 100% cotton shirt. Zoom. Zoom.
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Doctor Who Nightmare Of Eden DVD

Doctor Who Nightmare Of Eden DVD
Starring Tom Baker as the fourth Doctor. Two spacecraft fuse in a hyperspace collision. Fortunately the Doctor, Romana and K-9 arrive to help. But when a crewmember is found clawed by a ferocious animal, it seems there’s something even more frightening stalking the corridors. The answers lie with zoologist Professor Tryst, his CET protection machine, and a planet called Eden – the home of the ferocious Mandrels.
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Fighting American Covers Mug

Fighting American Covers Mug
Titan Merchandise proudly debuts a range of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby mugs, officially approved by the living legend Simon and the estate of the late, great Kirby. If you thought Steve Rogers was Joe and Jack’s only red, white, and blue hero, you thought wrong! Nothing can prepare you for the pulse-pounding exploits of the Fighting American and Speedboy, the Wonder Kid! Enjoy your favorite beverage in these flag-waving designs, each available on a dishwasher-proof 10″ ceramic mug.
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