This week at your comic shop – 6/13/2012

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Justice TPB

Justice TPB
By: Jim Krueger, Alex Ross
The Legion of Doom – led by LEX LUTHOR and BRAINIAC – band together to save the world after a shared vision of the Earth’s demise. o Collecting the best-selling 12-issue series!
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Batman #10

Batman #10
By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
BATMAN takes the fight to THE COURT OF OWLS! Discover the evil mastermind behind THE COURT. Plus: The ‘Fall of the House of Wayne’ backup by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV and RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE. 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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Batwoman HC Vol. 01 Hydrology

Batwoman HC Vol. 01 Hydrology
By: J. H. Williams, Haden Blackman
As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics – The New 52, Batwoman’s new series begins from the team of J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman with this title collecting issues #0-5!Who or what is stealing children from the barrio, and for what vile purpose? Will Kate train her cousin, Bette Kane (a.k.a. Flamebird), as her sidekick? How will she handle unsettling revelations about her father, Colonel Jacob Kane?

And why is a certain government agency suddenly taking an interest in her? These are some of the questions that will be answered in these spectacular stories!

This title collects
Batwoman #0-5

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Steed And Mrs Peel #6 (of 6)

Steed And Mrs Peel #6 (of 6)
By: Anne Caufield, Ian Gibson
Final Issue. The shocking conclusion of ‘The Deadly Rainbow’! All the players are in place, and Emma Peel confronts the forces that have manipulated her family’s life – will our swinging super-spy solve this mystery? The lost Avengers tale ends here!
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Uncanny X-Force #26

Uncanny X-Force #26
By: Rick Remender, Mike McKone, Jerome Opena
Meet the Omegas and watch them destroy Wolverine, AOA-Nightcrawler and Deadpool! Psylocke goes to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning to visit Angel, but she finds something she was not expecting. o The new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants kicks their plan into high gear!

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Incredible Hulk #9

Incredible Hulk #9
By: Jason Aaron, Steve Dillon, Michael Komarck
Hulk continues to STAY ANGRY in Jason Aaron’s highly anticipated new story arc! o To do so, the green goliath picks some fights… on the ocean floor and in space!!! o SEA MONSTERS! RUSSIAN SUPER-SOLDIERS! THE ANGRIEST HULK YET! STAY ANGRY, TRUE BELIEVERS!
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Daredevil By Mark Waid Prem HC Vol. 02

Daredevil By Mark Waid Prem HC Vol. 02
By: Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera
The year’s most critically acclaimed series! Following a shocking discovery about the Marvel Universe, Daredevil has a weighty decision to make – the results of which will affect his friends and enemies both! Meanwhile, the Nelson and Murdock law offices struggle to celebrate the holidays as insurmountable problems descend upon them! Then, Spider-Man and Daredevil team up when Black Cat is arrested, and Murdock is the only lawyer who will touch her (her case, we mean). The next great love triangle of the Marvel U. begins – assuming that DD can survive a cabal of villainous secret societies, all sworn to bring the hero to his knees! Collecting DAREDEVIL (2011) #7-10 and #10.1, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #677.
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Demon Knights #10

Demon Knights #10
By: Paul Cornell, Diogenes Neves, Mike Choi
Part two of ‘ASSAULT ON AVALON!’ ï While searching for MERLIN, our heroes find KING ARTHURÖboth of him!
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Captain America And Hawkeye #632

Captain America And Hawkeye #632
By: Cullen Bunn, Alessandro Vitti, Patrick Zircher
The Hybrid Queen awakens-in a big way-and only Cap, Hawkeye, and Stegron (?!) stand in her way! o And whose side is the mysterious Kashmir Vennema on? (Hint: It’s not Cap and Hawkeye’s!)
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Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent SC

Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent SC
By: Brian Cronin
Comic books have become a permanent part of our pop culture lexicon, and the author of Was Superman a Spy? is back with a crack team of contributors to give readers the ultimate book of comic trivia, including: 12 celebrities who have unknowingly starred in comic books, 10 rock bands named after comic books, 11 items in Batman’s utility belt, 5 comic book inventions that eventually became reality, and much, much more. Hard-core geeks and casual fans alike will hail Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent? as the definitive resource for analysis and information on the comic universe.
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Batman And Robin #10

Batman And Robin #10
By: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Someone calls a meeting of the ROBINS, but who and why? And will the exiled and egotistical RED HOOD answer the call? ï RED ROBIN learns of DAMIAN’S betrayal – but how long will the youngest ROBIN’S lack of discipline stand? ï Many of Gotham City’s villains blame BATMAN for their downfall, but what happens when they stand together in a pact to bring the DARK KNIGHT down?
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Fantastic Four #607

Fantastic Four #607
By: Jonathan Hickman, Ron Garney, Mike Choi
The Fantastic Four travel to the homeward of the Kree Empire. o Witness the fallout of the Kree-Inhuman war. o What does that mean for Crystal and Ronan who were left abandoned on Earth?
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Frankenstein Agent Of Shade #10

Frankenstein Agent Of Shade #10
By: Matt Kindt, Alberto Ponticelli
Welcome aboard new writer MATT KINDT! ï ‘SATAN’S RING’ begins here! ï FRANKENSTEIN and THE CREATURE COMMANDOS must investigate suspected double-agents in SHADE field offices. Their first stop is the UNTROPOLIS – an exact copy of Metropolis that floats upside down in the 4TH CLOUD above Superman’s home town.
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Mighty Thor #15

Mighty Thor #15
By: Matt Fraction, Pepe Larraz, Walter Simonson
The communal nightmare continues for the nine realms as the Mares run wild o The Enchantress completes her latest masterpiece of madness and mayhem: the transformed Dr. Donald Blake! o What if someone dreamed of a death metal god hungry for power and revenge?

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Before Watchmen Silk Spectre #1 (of 4)

Before Watchmen Silk Spectre #1 (of 4)
By: Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner
‘Oh sweetie, you’re too young to hate. Wait until you’re older and the world gives you a good reason. Trust me, it won’t let you down.’ 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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Deathlok Nightmare Of Collins Prem HC

Deathlok Nightmare Of Collins Prem HC
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE & GREGORY WRIGHT Penciled by JACKSON GUICE & DENYS COWAN Covers by JOE JUSKO & DENYS COWAN The war machine – for peace! In 1990, the time-traveling cyborg star of the seventies’ ASTONISHING TALES was literally reinvented to protect the present instead of the future! Terrorism, revolution and giant robot ants come together in Michael Collins’ first few issues on the job! Guest-starring Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the X-Men’s Sunfire! Collecting DEATHLOK (1990) #1-4.
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Green Lantern #10

Green Lantern #10
By: Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke
As ‘THE SECRET OF THE INDIGO TRIBE’ races toward its conclusion, all is revealed about the INDIGO LANTERNS! ï Leads into next issue’s shocking turn of events that can’t be missed! 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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DC Comics Presents Superman Adventures #1

DC Comics Presents Superman Adventures #1
By: Mark Millar, Aluir Amancio, Rick Burchett
All-ages tales from SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #16, 19, 22 and 23. The Man of Steel faces Mr. Mxyzptlk, Brainiac and Livewire, and plays bodyguard to the president of the United States.
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Essential Spider-Man TPB Vol. 11

Essential Spider-Man TPB Vol. 11
By: Bill Mantlo, John Romita
Thrill to a host of awesome adventures starring the ever-Amazing Spider-Man! Along with such fan-favorite foes as Cobra, Mr. Hyde, the Vulture and the Tarantula, Spidey must contend with the introduction of the villain who made the eighties one of the most dramatic and exciting eras in Spider-history: the Hobgoblin! Witness the rise to power of the man who would impact Peter Parker’s life in the most sinister ways of all! Also featuring Will O’ the Wisp, Thunderball, Black Cat and more! Plus: the classic tearjerker ‘The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man.’ Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #231-248 and ANNUAL #16-17.
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Ages Of Superman Essays On Man Of Steel In Changing Time SC

Ages Of Superman Essays On Man Of Steel In Changing Time SC
By: Joseph J. Darowski
Since Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 in 1938, the superhero has changed with the times to remain a relevant icon of American popular culture. This collection explores the evolution of the Superman character and demonstrates how his alterations mirror historical changes in American society. These essays examine Superman’s patriotic heroism during World War II, his increase in power in the early years of the Cold War, his death and resurrection at the end of the Cold War, and his recent dramatic reimagining. This volume reveals as much about America as it does about the champion of Truth, Justice, and the American Way.
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Elric The Balance Lost TPB Vol. 02

Elric The Balance Lost TPB Vol. 02

By: Chris Roberson, Francesco Biagini, Francesco Mattina
Critics and fans love Elric’s return to comics! The mystery is deepening for the Eternal Champion, as Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum, and Eric Beck come face to face with each other and the nearly unstoppable forces of Law and Chaos. But can they find the key to restoring the balance in time to stop catastrophe across the Multiverse? New York Times best-seller Chris Roberson (iZombie, Stan Lee’s Starborn) and legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock are bringing Elric back to comics in a series critics call ‘one of BOOM!’s best!’
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Saucer Country #4

Saucer Country #4
By: Paul Cornell, Ryan Kelly
Why is there a gap in the Governor’s files when it comes to Roswell? Michael investigates the secrets of his abduction, powerful enemies gather against the Alvarado campaign, and Arcadia makes the most desperate decision of her life.
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Dynamite Art of Alex Ross HC Signed Ed

Dynamite Art of Alex Ross HC Signed Ed
Containing over 600 images in an oversized, 328 page hardcover, The Dynamite Art of Alex Ross collects all of Alex’s Dynamite cover paintings, sketches and designs (many never-before-published, and features a running commentary written by Alex.

Now you can own this beautiful hardcover with a signed tip-in sheet, or, for those original art fans out there, signed by Alex Ross himself!
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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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Captain America #13

Captain America #13
By: Ed Brubaker, Patrick Zircher
Part Three of ‘Shock to the System’ o Scourge’s secret identity revealed.
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Avx vs. #3 (of 6)

Avx vs. #3 (of 6)
By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
All fights, All the time! o Black Widow vs. Magik! o Colossus vs. Thing!
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Avengers #27

Avengers #27
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Walter Simonson
AVX TIE-IN! o With the events of AVX raging around them, an Avenger betrays the team!
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Amazing Spider-Man #687

Amazing Spider-Man #687
By: Dan Slott, Stefano Caselli
The End of the Earth devastates in part 6 of this earth blistering epic! ï Plus: Doctor Octopus has a new Sinister Six-THE AVENGERS! ï Can Spider-Man sacrifice one life to save the entire planet?
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Secret History Book 20

Secret History Book 20

By: Jean-Pierre PÃcau, Igor Kordey, Philippe “Manchu” Bouchet
Since the dawn of time, Dyo, Reka, Aker, and Erlin, the four Archons who headed the Four Houses, have fought each other to control the fate of humankind. While Archons have risen and fallen, the world continues to change and time remains their constant antagonist. In the middle of the Vietnam War, the CIA decides to get rid of a strange smuggler, a German former legionnaire whose knowledge of the cards is worrisome. Meanwhile, Reka disappears. But who’d be crazy enough to kidnap an Archon? And to what end?
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3 thoughts on “This week at your comic shop – 6/13/2012

  1. First glance at the X-Force cover I thought it would be a Legion of Superheroes book. Thanks for these weekly posts on what’s for sale, I really appreciate them. I saw on Twitter someone said Batman #10 is going to break the internet tomorrow – wonder what’s going to happen.

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    • Cheers, it’s one of the more time-consuming blog posts of the week, so I am glad to hear that it is of some use! I’m very intrigued by what Batman #10 could contain… they have been weaving in some rather risky retcon material to date… is Alfred a Talon?

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  2. No, it’s Ace the Bathound, you heard it here first :). And Alfred is Gay!… No, really, after the Alan Scott furore that would probably KILL the internet unfortunately, despite it not hurting the character any more than having him wear a toupee would, though having Alfred wear a “piece” would actually be cause for concern! Ooh, controversial… 😉
    The Cronin and Superman books look promising, and FINALLY the Stern/Romita Amazing Spider-Man stories are out in Essential format. Huzzah!

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