This week at your comic shop – 6/6/2012

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Before Watchmen Minutemen #1 (of 6)

Before Watchmen Minutemen #1 (of 6)
By: Darwyn Cooke
‘Little did we know that poor boy would lead to the end of us all.’ Plus: Don’t miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS! This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.
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Hist & Critial Analysis Blake 7 1978-1981 SC

Hist & Critial Analysis Blake 7 1978-1981 SC
By: John Kenneth Muir
Blake’s 7, Terry Nation’s science fiction tale of cosmic freedom fighters, became a hit series in Britain when it premiered in 1978. A dramatization of futuristic outlaw heroes who defend the innocent from both alien and human conquering forces, the series might better be said to be equal parts Robin Hood and The Magnificent Seven. This book provides a critical history and episode guide for Blake’s 7, including commentaries for all 52 episodes. Also included are analytical essays on the show, dealing with such topics as themes, imagery, and story arc.
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Dark Avengers #175

Dark Avengers #175
By: Jeff Parker, Declan Shalvey, Mark Bagley
In June, Thunderbolts gets renamed Dark Avengers and keeps its creative team intact. Dun dun dun. Will the line-up and premise stay the same? Good question. Letís ask these three guys.
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Avengers vs. X-Men #5 (of 12)

Avengers vs. X-Men #5 (of 12)
By: Jason Aaron, Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung
o The fiery conclusion of Act One brought to you by Matt Fraction and John Romita Jr! o Clashing on a lunar battlefield, the tide of the conflict will be turned… o The Phoenix takes its host! All hope is lost?!
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Action Comics #10

Action Comics #10
By: Grant Morrison, Gene Ha, Rags Morales
CLARK KENT is DEAD!The three-part ACTION COMICS summer event storyline begins here! New villain NIMROD THE HUNTER is on SUPERMAN’S trail! He’s killed every living thing he’s ever tracked – but he’s never killed an ALIEN! This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.
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Batman Detective Comics HC Vol. 01 Faces Of Death

Batman Detective Comics HC Vol. 01 Faces Of Death
By: Tony S. Daniel
As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics – The New 52 event, DETECTIVE COMICS is relaunched for the first time! With the first seven hard-hitting issues from acclaimed writer/artist Tony S. Daniel, Bruce Wayne returns as Batman – and sets his sights on the Gotham Ripper, who in turn has his sights on Batman.

Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne explores a budding romance with TV journalist Charlotte Rivers, who’s visiting Gotham City to cover the gruesome slayings. But time is running out as Commissioner Gordon and Batman work to uncover the secret of the dread Dollmaker!

This title collects
Detective Comics (2011) #1-7

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Shadow Double Novel Vol. 61

Shadow Double Novel Vol. 61
By: Maxwell Grant/Walter Gibson, Paul Orban
The Master of Darkness follows ‘The Triple Trail’ that could lead to a million-dollar art treasure, in one of Walter Gibson’s all-time greatest masterpieces of misdirection! Then, The Shadow attempts to rescue his loyal agent from the clutches of the ‘Murder Genius’ in Theodore Tinsley’s violent sequel to ‘The Prince of Evil.’ Plus, a thrilling adventure of Police Commissioner James Gordon, a.k.a. The Whisperer!
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Uncanny X-Men #13

Uncanny X-Men #13
By: Kieron Gillen, Greg Land
AVX TIE-IN! o Hope is on the run for her life, but can she outrun destiny? o What has Mr. Sinister been doing since UNCANNY X-MEN #3? And what has he been doing while the X-Men have been fighting the Avengers? Find out here!
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Detective Comics #10

Detective Comics #10
By: Tony S. Daniel
BATMAN must defend WAYNE ENTERPRISES from espionage and himself from the menace of HYPNOTIC! The latest chapter in the TWO-FACE backup story! This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.
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Invincible Iron Man #518

Invincible Iron Man #518
By: Matt Fraction, Salvador Larroca
The New Iron Man explodes into action! Spymaster’s rampage within Stark Resilient comes to its bloody end! THE ASSASSINATION OF TONY STARK!
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Animal Man #10

Animal Man #10
By: Jeff Lemire, Steve Pugh, Travel Foreman
‘EXTINCTION IS FOREVER’ part two! Guest-starring JOHN CONSTANTINE and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK. BUDDY BAKER seeks the help of THE TOTEMS to return to his family.
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Crypt of Horror TPB Vol. 14

Crypt of Horror TPB Vol. 14
By: Richard E. Hughes, Bob Powell, Lee Elias
Crypt of Horror features 140 pages of the best classic comic book horror of the Pre-Code era of the 1950’s, including stories like ‘Corpses From the Sea,’ ‘The Hungry Ghoul,’ ‘ The Clinging Corpse,’ ‘The Deadly Doll of Horror,’ and more.

Art by Powell, Meskin, Ayers, Charles Quinlan, Bill Everett, and other rarely-seen greats!
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I Zombie #26

I Zombie #26
By: Chris Roberson, Mike Allred
Things have gotten pretty crazy for the good people of Eugene, Oregon, in recent months, and now matters are going from bad to worse. Gwen knows what she has to do if she’s going to be able to stop things from going from worse to WORST, but can she bring herself to do it? What price will she pay to save the world?
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Walt Disney & Recollections Of Disney Studios 1955-1980 SC

Walt Disney & Recollections Of Disney Studios 1955-1980 SC
By: Charles Tranberg, Usamaru Furuya
Walt Disney was a pioneer in the art of animation but by the mid-fifties Disney began to specialize in producing live-action films. This book explores such classics as Old Yeller, The Shaggy Dog, Pollyanna, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Parent Trap, Mary Poppins, and The Love Bug. The book’s main focus is on the live-action films that the studio produced from roughly 1955 thru 1980 and the people who were part of them including a solid stock company of actors who audiences identified immediately, even if they didn’t always know the name of the actor.
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Winter Soldier #6

Winter Soldier #6
By: Ed Brubaker, Butch Guice, Lee Bermajo
Ed Brubaker is reunited with famed artist Michael Lark (DAREDEVIL) who joins for the Winter Soldier’s second arc ‘Broken Arrow’ with original Winter Soldier artist Steve Epting taking the reins on covers! Winter Soldier finds himself on a twisted trail from coast to coast and past to present..chasing the insane man who will become his worst enemy. o And an inciting incident you won’t forget!
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GI Combat #2

GI Combat #2
By: J. T. Krul, Ariel Olivetti, Alberto Ponticelli
In ‘THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT,’ contemporary soldiers must battle pterodactyls and a tyrannosaurus rex as they struggle to understand where – or when – they are! THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER becomes a human guinea pig in hopes that the experiments will grant him super powers.
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Journey Into Mystery #639

Journey Into Mystery #639
By: Kieron Gillen, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Stephanie Hans
The MANCHESTER GODS dread URBAN PANTHESISM arises in the north of Otherworld, the British Subconscious! Don’t look panicked. We just mean ‘Civil War’. A Civil War that Asgardia refuses to interfere in. Publicly. Behind the scenes, Loki is a one-man intervention force. Also: Secret mission from Hela!
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Batman Patina Mini Statue

Batman Patina Mini Statue
DESIGNED BY JIM LEE SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER Based on the sold-out full-sized statue, this miniature statue of Batman standing ever vigilant atop a gargoyle over Gotham City is painted in rich patina – a gorgeous faux-bronzed finish. The cold-cast porcelain statue is hand-painted, measures approximately 6.75″ high x 3.75″ wide x 4.5″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited Edition.
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Warhammer 40k Ultramarines Second Omnibus

Warhammer 40k Ultramarines Second Omnibus
By: Graham McNeill
The Ultramarines have been the honorable cornerstone of the Adeptus Astartes throughout their ten thousand year history. But as the Iron Warriors move against Ultramar, a grim premonition comes to light: Captain Uriel Ventris, exiled to the Eye of Terror, will have a part to play in the coming war, for good or ill. The ongoing story of the Ultramarines continues in this omnibus edition, featuring the novels The Killing Ground, Courage and Honour, and The Chapter’s Due, as well as exciting short stories.
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The Lone Ranger #6

The Lone Ranger #6
By: Ande Parks, Esteve Polls, Francesco Francavilla
Covers: Francesco Francavilla Writer: Ande Parks Artist: Esteve Polls Colorist: Marcello Pinto The Hard Country arc comes to an end, as Lone Ranger is left to pick up the pieces of the town called Utopia. The Ranger faces a horrific truth at Marshal Dorsey’s ranch. Then, the villainous Marshal may be dead, but his gang still lives, and they want blood. As Tonto lies near death, Lone Ranger walks down Utopia’s main street alone, on his way to a final gunfight showdown.
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Earth 2 #2

Earth 2 #2
By: James Robinson, Nicola Scott, Ivan Reis
MR. TERRIFIC – Michael Holt – lands on EARTH TWO! Don’t miss the origin of the Earth Two FLASH – and the first time he uses his powers! What could be a bigger threat to Earth Two than APOKOLIPS? Jay Garrick is about to find out!
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Defenders #7

Defenders #7
By: Matt Fraction, Victor Ibanez, Terry Dodson
o Strange and company find their way to Wakanda… and the Black Panther! o The Black Cat takes the job of a lifetime. The reward? Anything she desires! o John Aman, the Prince of Orphans, readies to defend his secret with his life!
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Worlds Finest #2

Worlds Finest #2
By: Paul Levitz, George Perez
HUNTRESS and POWER GIRL versus THE IRRADIATED MAN! ï Learn what our heroes have been doing since they arrived here five years ago from Earth Two!
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Doctor Who Classics Series 4 #5 (of 6)

Doctor Who Classics Series 4 #5 (of 6)
By: Mike Collins, John Ridgway
IDW’s newly recolored reprints of classic Doctor Who tales from years past, this time featuring the SIXTH DOCTOR, continues! The Doctor, Peri, and Frobisher find themselves under attack on dormant colony ship in ‘Profits of Doom!’
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Extermination #1

Extermination #1
By: Simon Spurrier, John Cassaday
We Lost. They Won. In the wake of an apocalyptic alien invasion, the world’s greatest super-heroes and deadliest super-villains must form an alliance to prevent their own extermination. Two arch-enemies, Nox, a driven hero, and Red Reaper, a ruthless villain, form a volatile partnership for the greater good. The enemy of your enemy is your friend – but will they be able to ultimately put aside their bitter past to prevent global genocide? What happens when all the battle lines are redrawn and foes become unlikely allies in a desperate war for the fate of the very planet – and the outcome of a species? Written by Simon Spurrier (X-Club, Fear Itself: The Home Front, Wolverine: Dangerous Games), Extermination is a superhero survival story by an author that boldly explores the dark crevices of an entire genre.
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Popeye #2 (of 4)

Popeye #2 (of 4)
By: Roger Langridge, Ken Wheaton
Roger Langridge (w) o Ken Wheaton, Tom Neely (a) Roger Langridge (c) Olive Oyl has got a new beau… and it’s Willy Wormwood, vaudevillian villain! Popeye can take a licking from the biggest brutes imaginable, but can he recover from a broken heart? Plus: a brand-new escapade featuring Professor Wotasnozzle and Sappo!
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Thief Of Thieves #5

Thief Of Thieves #5
By: Robert Kirkman, Shawn Martinbrough
story ROBERT KIRKMAN & NICK SPENCER art / cover SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & FELIX SERRANO Conrad Paulson – AKA Redmond – is making final moves for his pending heist, and the FBI may have enough on his past to be one step ahead.
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The Spider #2

The Spider #2
By: David Liss, Colton Worley, John Cassaday
Covers: John Cassaday (50%), Francesco Francavilla (50%), Ron Lesser (1-in-10) Writer: David Liss Artist: Colton Worley The battle is on as the all-new Spider, re-launched into the 21st century, takes on the murderous and beautiful Anput! A demonic gas turns ordinary citizens into mindless zombies, and the Spider must play a losing game against a ticking clock in a desperate attempt to save lives. But will the Spider’s technology, allies and determination be enough against Anput’s ruthless quest for revenge? The pulp tradition is back, with nonstop action, hard choices and devastating sacrifices.
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Doc Savage Double Novel Vol. 59

Doc Savage Double Novel Vol. 59
By: Lester Dent, Paul Orban, Emery Clarke
The Man of Bronze and his Iron Men travel to ‘Pirate Isle’ to rescue Johnny Littlejohn from the master criminal, Lord London. Then, the action continues as Doc Savage uncovers a lost civilization as he searches for the strange secret behind ‘The Speaking Stone’ that speaks with the missing Monk Mayfair’s voice.
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Walter B Gibson & The Shadow SC

Walter B Gibson & The Shadow SC
By: Thomas J Shimeld
Who knew The Shadow better than his creator, Walter B. Gibson. Relatively few people have heard of Gibson, but many more are familiar with The Shadow having heard the program on the Blue Coal Radio Program in the 1930s and read the Street & Smith Shadow novels. Walter B. Gibson’s life and career come out from behind The Shadow in this biography. It covers his youth in Philadelphia, his development as a writer and magician, his wives, including the third, (Litzka, who was a harpist and magician in her own right), his time living in Maine and upstate New York, and his later years and death.
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Age Of Apocalypse #4

Age Of Apocalypse #4
By: David Lapham, Roberto De La Torre, Mike McKone
The X-Terminated activate their secret weapon, the AOA version of THE HULK!

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