This week at your comic shop – 7/18/2012

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(note: all information including ad copy is from the publisher)
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Uncanny X-Men #16

Uncanny X-Men #16
By: Kieron Gillen, Dustin Weaver, Adam Kubert
AVX TIE-INS! We can’t say much or we spoil the event of the summer! The X-Men move against the forces of SINISTER!
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Spider-Man Action Statue

Spider-Man Action Statue
Spider-Man often springs into action to save New York City from many threats, from the Green Goblin to Doctor Octopus to Kraven the Hunter.

Bowen Designs brings to life Spider-Man in a dynamic sculpt that shows Spider-Man leaping from a ruined wall, with the artifacts of his many enemies at its base. Standing 15″ tall, this statue by Randy Bowen is certain to be a cherished part of any Spider-fan’s collection!
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Doctor Who Shada Lost Adventure HC

Doctor Who Shada Lost Adventure HC
A ‘lost adventure’ of Doctor Who scripted by Douglas Adams, beloved author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, novelized at last with the approval of the Adams estate. The Doctor’s old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University where no one will notice if he lives for centuries. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs. Most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous. The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey isn’t a book for Time Tots. It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands. And the sinister Skagra most definitely has the wrong hands. He wants the book. He wants to discover the truth behind Shada. And he wants the Doctor’s mind!
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Bride Of Frankenstein Model Kit

Bride Of Frankenstein Model Kit
From the classic Universal Monsters film The Bride of Frankenstein directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester! This brand-new Moebius kit has figues of both the Monster and his Bride at 1/8-scale, complete with base and accessories. Sculpted by master sculptor Jeff Yagher, this model requires paint and glue for final assembly.
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Star Trek Starfleet Academy 4pc Button Set

Star Trek Starfleet Academy 4pc Button Set
San Francisco’s Starfleet Academy takes only the best and brightest cadets the Federation has to offer, and with this set of 4 buttons you can imagine yourself among the hallowed halls of Starfleet’s military academy!
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Roger Langridges Snarked #10

Roger Langridges Snarked #10
Our unlikely heroes have done it — they’ve escaped the kingdom, traversed the high seas, and rescued Scarlett and Rusty’s father, the Red King. The only problem? The King has no idea who Scarlett is, and refuses to leave Snark Island. With the Gryphon bearing down on them, will the Walrus and McDunk be able to save the royal family’s happy ending? Don’t miss the latest chapter of Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge’s (THE MUPPET SHOW, THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER) critically acclaimed SNARKED!

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Nightwing #11

Nightwing #11
By: Kyle Higgins, Eddy Barrows
‘The Republic of Tomorrow, Today ‘ continues! NIGHTWING faces off against PARAGON, the leader of an anti-GOTHAM CITY group!
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Secret Service #3 (of 6)

Secret Service #3 (of 6)
It’s James Bond meets My Fair Lady as the world’s greatest spy trains his troubled nephew to leave his pathetic life behind and join the elite ranks of the British Secret Service. This issue features Jake’s uncle in a must-be-seen-to-be-believed action spectacle as he seeks to uncover the mystery behind actor Mark Hamill’s kidnapping and how it links to a dark secret from inside Mount Everest. At the same time, Jake is undergoing a training program like you’ve never seen before. It’s a dream come true for writer Mark Millar as he teams with Watchmen legend Dave Gibbons for the comic they conceived with Kick-Ass and X-Men First Class director Matthew Vaughn. DO NOT MISS!!
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Avengers vs. X-Men #8 (of 12)

Avengers vs. X-Men #8 (of 12)
By: Jonathan Hickman, Olivier Coipel, Jim Cheung
Last stand in Wakanda as an out-of-control Namor invades this sovereign nation in pursuit of the Avengers! And a shocking truth stands revealed that may cause fractures in the X-Men’s alliance!
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Adventure Time #6

Adventure Time #6
By: Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, Chris Houghton
THE FUN WILL NEVER END IN THIS HOT ALL-AGES SERIES! The awesome adventures of Finn, Jake, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum and the Ice King continue in the latest issue of this critically-acclaimed, on-going series! Demand is high for this ‘new all-ages classic’ with the first issue going to a 3rd printing and the 2nd issue in its second printing, order early so you don’t miss out!
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Jack Davis Drawing American Pop Culture HC

Jack Davis Drawing American Pop Culture HC
(W/A) Jack Davis A career-spanning retrospective collating the greatest collection of Jack Davis’ work ever assembled! Exploding with exuberant energy, the book includes work from every stage of his career, from his college days through work for EC, MAD, Humbug and Trump magazines to movie posters, album jacket art, proposed comic strips that never sold and even illustrations unearthed in the Davis archives that the artist himself can’t identify!
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Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation #3

Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation #3
By: David Tipton, J. K. Woodward
The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! The true horror of the Borg-Cybermen alliance has been revealed, but what course of action will Captain Picard and the Doctor agree upon? And will the Doctor’s recently resurfaced memories shed new night on the dilemma?
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Batman Beyond Unlimited #6

Batman Beyond Unlimited #6
By: Adam Beechen, Norm Breyfogle, Dustin Nguyen
The multi-part epic ‘10,000 CLOWNS’ begins here! BATMAN scrambles to thwart simultaneous attacks by THE JOKER! Secrets are revealed on APOKOLIPS as the LEAGUE prepares for all-out war with KOBRA!
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New Mutants #46

New Mutants #46
By: Dan Abnett, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Stephanie Hans
Cannonball and Karma return! But why are they suddenly many years older? And what’s up with the Warlock tech they’re wearing? It continues here: the climax of all the sinister seeds that DnA have been planting in ‘Fear The Future’!
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Batwoman #11

Batwoman #11
By: J. H. Williams, Trevor McCarthy
The conclusion of ‘TO DROWN THE WORLD’! BATWOMAN, CHASE, and the D.E.O. battle Gotham City’s URBAN LEGENDS in hope of finding the missing children.
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Journey Into Mystery #641

Journey Into Mystery #641
By: Kieron Gillen, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Stephanie Hans
Loki brings peace to the Otherworld. But is it a peace that anyone can live with? The secret origin of the Manchester Gods revealed. And what did Hela want the Holy Grail for?

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Hellblazer #293

Hellblazer #293
By: Peter Milligan, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Simon Bisley
NEW STORYLINE! John Constantine had no intention of tracking down his long-lost nephew, despite the promise John made to his dead mum. But jealous outbursts, strange visions and a ritual murder may force him into it after all. Dark magic, tainted blood and the occasional dead sheep – it’s all in part one of ‘The Curse of the Constantines.’
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Fantastic Four #608

Fantastic Four #608
By: Jonathan Hickman, Ron Garney, Mike Choi
‘ASUNDER’ The Nation of Wakanda is set on a path that will forever change its role in the Marvel Universe. The Panther God chooses the fate of T’Challa. Who will be the Black Panther?
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Green Lantern Corps #11

Green Lantern Corps #11
By: Peter J. Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin
As ‘ALPHA WAR’ concludes, The Green Lanterns learn that their troubles are just beginning! A new threat is coming for the CorpsÖand they might be powerless to save themselves!
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Jack Kirby Collector #59

Jack Kirby Collector #59
The Jack Kirby Collector #59 shifts to a new format and opens ‘The Kirby Vault’, unlocking a treasure trove of rarities by the ‘King’ of comics! There’s personal correspondence from Jack to fans and co-workers, private photos and accounts from family and friends’ interaction with Kirby, a color gallery of his amazing collage work, rare art from Marvelmania, bootleg album covers featuring Kirby art, private sketches, and other artifacts. Plus: A transcript of a never-before released 1969 visit by San Diego fans to the Kirby home (where Jack answers all the questions you would ask if you were there in ’69)!
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Daredevil #15

Daredevil #15
By: Mark Waid, Khoi Pham
Daredevil suffers his greatest loss ever – and that’s just the start of the story! Alone and helpless, Daredevil is hunted in Latveria! Meanwhile the law firm of Nelson & Murdock undergoes a drastic change!
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Captain Marvel #1

Captain Marvel #1
By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dexter Soy, Ed McGuinness
SHE’S BACK! The ‘Mightiest’ of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Ace pilot. Legendary Avenger. 100% pure bad-a$$. Carol Danvers has a new name, a new mission . . . and all the power she needs to make her life a living hell. Guest starring Captain America.
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Legion of Super Heroes #11

Legion of Super Heroes #11
By: Paul Levitz, Francis Portela, Steve Lightle
The Legion – betrayed! COSMIC BOY threatens MON-EL’S leadership if he doesn’t act immediately to save not only BRAINIAC and DREAM GIRL, but also the outclassed squad who’ve gone to rescue them.
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Doctor Who Gunfighters Audio CD

Doctor Who Gunfighters Audio CD
The TARDIS lands in the Wild West in this classic BBC TV soundtrack starring William Hartnell, written by Donald Cotton and with linking narration by Peter Purves. It’s 1881 and, in the Wild West settlement of Tombstone, there are three strangers in town. They’ve arrived in a 20th Century blue police box, and they’re about to wander into a whole heap of trouble. The TARDIS crew soon discover. Tombstone’s not the most happily named of towns, and it seems it may live up to that name any day now. There’s a gunfight at the OK Corral brewing and, if the Doctor and his friends aren’t careful, they’re going to be caught in the crossfire.

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Avengers Academy #33

Avengers Academy #33
By: Christos N. Gage, Tom Grummett, Giuseppe Camuncoli
AVENGERS VS. X-MEN TIE-IN! When the X-Men come for the school’s Sentinel, who will take a stand?
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Saga #5

Saga #5
By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
The smash hit ongoing series from Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples continues, as Prince Robot IV’s hunt for Hazel and her parents takes a deadly turn.

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Flannery O Connor Cartoons HC

Flannery O Connor Cartoons HC
Fantagraphics is honored to bring the little-known early cartoons of one of the greatest writers of the 20th century to a 21st century readership. Flannery O’Connor: The Cartoons reprints all of the cartoons she did for several small newspapers and University publications in the 1940s in which she lampoons student life and the impact of World War II on the home front whilst trying out artistic techniques that were later deployed in her fiction. The Southern Gothic humor and acid observations will be instantly recognizable to all fans of this beloved icon of American literature.
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Showcase Presents Rip Hunter Time Master TPB Vol. 01

Showcase Presents Rip Hunter Time Master TPB Vol. 01
By: Jack E. Miller, Alex Toth, Nick Cardy
ollects SHOWCASE #20, 21, 25 and 26 and RIP HUNTER: TIME MASTER #1-15. Rip Hunter and his band of time-traveling adventurers travel to the distant past and future to face strange creatures!
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Doctor Who Moonbase Audio CD

Doctor Who Moonbase Audio CD
Patrick Troughton plays the second Doctor in this four-episode adventure from 1967, set on Earth’s moon and featuring a return appearance by the emotionless Cybermen. The year is 2070, and Earth’s weather is controlled by a device called the Gravitron, based on the Moon and manned by an international team of experts. The TARDIS arrives to find an invasion force from the planet Mondas, home of the Cybermen! The soundtrack presented here includes linking narration by Frazer Hines, who played Jamie in the story itself.
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