This week at your comic shop – 7/25/2012

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Captain America #15

Captain America #15
By: Ed Brubaker, Patrick Zircher
‘NEW WORLD ORDERS’ ï Still reeling from Hydra’s Madbombs, Cap finds himself the target of a vicious media smear campaign. Who are the Discordians and what will they blow up next? Brought to you by Eisner award winner Ed Brubaker & Cullen Bunn (FEAR ITSELF: THE FEARLESS; CAPTAIN AMERICA & HAWKEYE) with superstar artist Scot Eaton (SECRET AVENGERS).
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Winter Soldier #8

Winter Soldier #8
By: Ed Brubaker, Butch Guice, Lee Bermajo
Bucky vs. Black Widow. Old enemies resurfacing with new codenames. And nothing will ever be the same.
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Crow Midnight Legends GN Vol. 01 Dead Time

Crow Midnight Legends GN Vol. 01 Dead Time
By: James O’barr, Alex Maleev, Kyle Hotz
After a ten-year hiatus, James O’Barr returned to The Crow with Dead Time, a story he envisioned as a new Crow film. A tale of grief, reincarnation, and long-sought vengeance, Dead Time is adapted by John Wagner and illustrated by Alexander Maleev
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National Comics Eternity #1

National Comics Eternity #1
By: Jeff Lemire, Cully Hamner
An exciting new series of stand-alone comics that feature unique takes on classic characters! JEFF LEMIRE (ANIMAL MAN) and CULLY HAMNER (RED) bring a contemporary approach to the hero we used to know as KID ETERNITY! Can introverted medical examiner Kid Eternity solve a deadly crime in just 24 hours.
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Batman The Dark Knight #11

Batman The Dark Knight #11
By: Gregg Hurwitz, David Finch
SCARECROW makes a bold move against BATMAN, using COMMISSIONER GORDON as bait! The terrifying pasts of both SCARECROW and BATMAN come back to haunt them.
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Cerebus The Barbarian Messiah SC

Cerebus The Barbarian Messiah SC
By: Eric Hoffman
In December 1977, struggling Canadian comic book artist Dave Sim self-published the first issue of Cerebus the Aardvark, a Conan the Barbarian satire featuring a foul-tempered, sword-wielding creature trapped in a human world. Over the next 26 years, Sim, and later collaborator Gerhard, produced an epic 6,000-page graphic novel, the longest-running English language comic series by a single creative team. This in-depth work, the first collection of critical essays on Cerebus, provides a multifaceted approach to Sim and Gerhard’s complex and entertaining oeuvre.
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Wally Wood EC Stories Artist Ed HC (2nd Printing)

Wally Wood EC Stories Artist Ed HC (2nd Printing)
Stellar Second Printing!Because of overwhelming demand, IDW is going back to press on one of the most acclaimed books of the year: Wally Wood’s EC Stories: Artist’s Edition, collecting more than a dozen complete stories by the great Wally Wood, plus an exceptional cover gallery.

Each page is scanned from the original art, same size as drawn, and in full color (to insure the best possible reproduction). Since Wood’s originals were larger than modern size comic art, measuring 12″ x 18″, plus the paper, this Artist’s Edition will be a gigantic 15″ x 22″!
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Axe Cop: President of the World #1

Axe Cop: President of the World #1
By: Malachai Nicolle, Ethan Nicolle, Erik Schulz
Axe Cop has been appointed president of the whole world! But what will Axe Cop and his friends do in a world with no bad guys? Look to defeat the bad guys from outer space, of course! Written by 8-year-old Malachai Nicolle and drawn by his 31-year-old brother Ethan Nicolle, Axe Cop is commander in chief of hilarious adventures as only a kid could imagine!

*Brand-new print-exclusive story-never seen before!

*Upon its debut as a webcomic in December of 2009, Axe Cop was instantly hailed as a one-of-a-kind hit!
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Aquaman #11

Aquaman #11
By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
‘THE OTHER LEAGUE’ part five! The Others catch up with Black Manta – but are they really united as a team?
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Art Of Molly Crabapple SC Vol. 02 Devil In The Details

Art Of Molly Crabapple SC Vol. 02 Devil In The Details
Fine artist, illustrator, and comics creator Molly Crabapple captures the absurdity of modern life in intricate, theatrical detail in her fine art work, drawing inspiration from politics, polite (and not-so-polite) society, and hundreds of years of literature. Her work is burlesque-inspired in the broadest definition of the word-deftly satirizing the powerful with adorably sinister animals, steampunk-tinged machinery, and of course, beautiful girls. But it’s not all fantastical-when Occupy Wall Street broke out, Molly was there, capturing the immediacy of the revolutionary feeling in pen and ink. In a new 48-page book from IDW, you can get Molly’s art in gorgeous full-color, work that’s decorated glamorous nightclubs, museums and galleries, and protest signs and occupied spaces around the country.
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Elephantmen #41

Elephantmen #41
By: David Hine, Boo Cook
‘A LONG AND GHASTLY KITCHEN’

DAVID HINE, co-creator of THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN, new writer of THE DARKNESS and creator of STRANGE EMBRACE, tells the story of the last days of MAPPO geneticist Javier Kubec…
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New Deadwardians #5 (of 8)

New Deadwardians #5 (of 8)
By: Dan Abnett, I. N. J. Culbard
Inspector Suttle leaves London to pursue his murder investigation. But the city’s dark and troubled shadows follow him to Cadley, the victim’s hometown. In the idyllic surroundings of a great house, mingling with the aristocracy, Suttle discovers that the undead curse of the Restless Plague runs ever deeper…
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Amazing Spider-Man #690

Amazing Spider-Man #690
By: Dan Slott, Stefano Caselli
There might be more than one Lizard now! And Spider-Man might notice– if only he wasn’t so busy trying to save everyone from a crazed Morbius, the Living Vampire! Also in this issue: New developments for The Kingpin, Madame Web, Horizon Labs, and the Hobgoblin!
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Captain America And Iron Man #634

Captain America And Iron Man #634
By: Cullen Bunn, Alessandro Vitti, Patrick Zircher
Madripoor is in chaos (more-so than usual) as technology goes berserk! Captain America and Tony Stark fight their way through the city – and through Batroc’s Brigade – in search of the villains behind the disaster! In a world of assassins and super-spies, on which side does the elusive woman known as Kash fall?
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All Star Western #11

All Star Western #11
By: Justin Gray, Moritat, Rafa Garres
JONAH HEX and TALLULAH BLACK face the Lord of Assassins’ steam-powered death machine. Introducing TERRENCE 13 in a new backup story!
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Before Watchmen Comedian #2 (of 6)

Before Watchmen Comedian #2 (of 6)
By: Brian Azzarello, J. G. Jones
‘It’s something I’m good at. It’s war.’ Plus, a new CRIMSON CORSAIR backup feature from 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 the issue.
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The Goon: Fish Canners Jersey XL

The Goon: Fish Canners Jersey XL
Although everyone on Lonely Street knows the Goon is as tough as they come, perhaps his toughest crew ever was when, under the benevolent sponsorship of Andolini’s Fish, the notorious Fish Canners football team was formed. Kick off your own championship season (or just kick someone) with your own Fish Canners replica jersey.

The jersey is high-quality cotton/polyester, with custom cut-and-sew sleeve application. The stripes on the sleeves aregarment dyed for a softer feel.
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Avengers #28

Avengers #28
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Walter Simonson
The last stand of the Red Hulk?
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I Vampire #11

I Vampire #11
By: Joshua Hale Fialkov, Andrea Sorrentino, Clayton Crain
Vampires. Versus. Zombies. Exclamation point!! What happens when a zombie bites a vampire? What happens when a vampire turns a zombie? Find out all the gory details here!
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Dark Avengers #178

Dark Avengers #178
By: Jeff Parker, Declan Shalvey, John Tyler Christopher
Luke Cage learns the secret behind the deadly mission that faces the Dark Avengers! The TimeStream-Traveling Thunderbolts battle Dr. Doom in the past for the fate of the future! Skaar discovers the secret agenda of the Dark Avengers!
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Godzilla #3

Godzilla #3
By: Duane Swierczynski, Simon Gane, Zach Howard
Boxer and his Monster Kill Crew are notching some impressive victories against the kaiju, but a battle with Battra almost puts the team down for the count. The Crew decides it’s time to upgrade their fire-power, but questionable methods lead to division in the ranks. With his sights set on Godzilla, Boxer will have to get his team in line-fast!
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Exile Planet Of The Apes #4 (of 4)

Exile Planet Of The Apes #4 (of 4)
By: Corinna Bechko, Marc Laming, Gabriel Hardman
Final Issue! With the full force of the ape army at their backs, Prisca and Tern must find a way to sway Aleron from the madness he has planned, for the Forbidden Zone, for ape and humanity combined. The epic from Gabriel Hardman (Hulk, Agents of Atlas), Corinna Bechko (Heathentown, Fear Itself: The Home Front) and red hot artist Marc Laming (American Century, The Rinse) reaches its jaw-dropping conclusion!
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Flash #11

Flash #11
By: Francis Manapul
The New 52 debut of HEAT WAVE! THE FLASH is on a crash course with THE ROGUES!
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Earthworm Jim Action Figure

Earthworm Jim Action Figure
Evildoers beware as Mezco brings the intergalactic hero Earthworm Jim to life as an articulated figure!

Jim comes complete with a game accurate plasma blaster as well as his famous ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit. The 6-inch scale Earthworm Jim features 8 points of articulation. He comes complete not only with his plasma blaster, but with an alternate ìbendyî unsuited worm body as well.
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Modern Masters SC Vol. 28 Eric Powell

Modern Masters SC Vol. 28 Eric Powell
Eric Powell is a sick, sick man. Sick, but brilliant. How else would he have been able to come up with a concept like The Goon – a smarter-than-he-looks brute raised by carnies, who runs the city’s underworld while protecting it from being overrun by zombies? Through a career-spanning interview and heaps of fantastic artwork, including rare and unseen treasures from Powell’s personal files, this book documents his amazing career and details his creative process, it even includes a gallery of commissioned pieces in full-color.
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Mighty Thor #17

Mighty Thor #17
By: Matt Fraction, Pepe Larraz, Walter Simonson
Enchantress and her Keep run riot…and no one stirs to stop them! And if that’s not enough…who dares stop the Deconsecrator! How can the Nine Realms escape a nightmare with no end?
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Uncanny X-Force #28

Uncanny X-Force #28
By: Rick Remender, Mike McKone, Jerome Opena
X-Force land themselves somewhere you’ve never seen them. A new member joins the team! Rising star Julian Totino Tedesco (VENOM: CIRCLE OF FOUR, JOHN CARTER GODS OF MARS covers) joins the best creative team in comics for two issues!
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Alter Ego #111

Alter Ego #111
Alter Ego shines the spotlight on the Golden Age Nedor super-heroes – Black Terror, Fighting Yank, Miss Masque, Pyroman, Grim Reaper, and more – with Mike Nolan’s classic Nedor Index, profusely illustrated by Mort Meskin, Jerry Robinson, George Tuska, Ruben Moirera, Ken Battefield, Alex Shomburg, and others, plus never-revealed facts about Terror/Yank creator and ACG writer/editor Richard Hughes, with photos and never-published Herbie scripts!
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Venom #21

Venom #21
By: Rick Remender, Lan Medina, Michael Del Mundo
Toxin vs. Venom! Flash Thompson’s Last Stand! The Crime-Master Triumphant! – It’s the Savage Six Finale the comics world will be talking about! CRIME MASTER’S IDENTITY IS REVEALED – and Flash Thompson and Betty Brant’s lives will never be the same!

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Wolverine and the X-Men #14

Wolverine and the X-Men #14
By: Jason Aaron, Nick Bradshaw
AVX TIE-IN! We can’t say much or we spoil the event of the summer! Kitty Pryde on a date with___???
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Spaceman #8 (of 9)

Spaceman #8 (of 9)
By: Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso, Dave Johnson
This Philip K. Dick-ian nightmare hurtles toward its tasty conclusion as Orson stops running and turns to look into the abyss that’s been chasing him all along.
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Kolchak Necronomicon HC

Kolchak Necronomicon HC
By: C. J. Henderson, Robert Hack, Jason Jensen
Carl Kolchak, whether he wants the mantle or not, is the world’s premier supernatural investigator. Vampires, werewolves, witches, demons, he has seen it all. Or has he? Can even all the horrors he has stumbled across prepare him for the monstrous denizens of the Lovecraft Mythos, let alone its most damned volume, the Necronomicon?
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Back Issue #58

Back Issue #58
Back Issue focuses on ‘Justice League of America in the Bronze Age’! Relive the ‘Satellite Years’ of the ’70s and early ’80s, featuring Rich Buckler, Steve Englehart, George Pérez, and Len Wein – and a salute to Dick Dillin, JLA artist extraordinaire. Plus the Justice League fans loved to hate: the ‘Detroit’ team, featuring Gerry Conway, Luke McDonnell, Chuck Patton, and more. Also: Conway and Geoff Johns go ‘Pro2Pro’ on writing the JLA, unofficial JLA/Avengers crossovers, and Marvel’s JLA, the Squadron Supreme.
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DC Superhero Chess Figure Coll Mag #6 Two Face Black Knight

DC Superhero Chess Figure Coll Mag #6 Two Face Black Knight
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 essential chess tips for players of all levels. Each character is superbly rendered, cast from a specially-formulated metallized resin and hand-painted by expert model makers. Continue your collection with Two-Face Black Knight (#5) and Catwoman White Queen (#6).
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