This week at your comic shop – 8/15/2012

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(note: all information including ad copy is from the publisher)
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Avengers vs. X-Men #10 (of 12)

Avengers vs. X-Men #10 (of 12)
By: Ed Brubaker, Olivier Coipel, Jim Cheung
Time is running out as the Avengers are cornered in their last stronghold! But the stakes change when Hope and the Scarlet Witch join forces! Why?! How?!
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Venture Bros 3-3/4 In Brock Samson Action Figure

Venture Bros 3-3/4 In Brock Samson Action Figure
Bif Bang Pow! blasts off for action with this line of fully articulated action figures based on Adult Swim’s all-the-rage animated series The Venture Bros. Brock Samson is now available at a 3 3/4″ scale, and the fan-favorite pilot is crafted of PVC plastic, featuring 10 points of articulation, and comes with character specific accessories and vehicles. Blister card packaing.
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Whatever Happened To World Of Tomorrow

Whatever Happened To World Of Tomorrow
Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? tells the story of a young boy and his relationship with his father from the 1939 New York World’s Fair to the last Apollo space mission in 1975. Told through the eyes of the son as he grows up in an era that is optimistic and amibitious, fueled by industry, engines, electricity, rockets, and atoms, it is an insightful look at relationships and the promise of the future, presenting the story in a way that only comics and graphic novels can.

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Wally Wood Snorky T-Shirt

Wally Wood Snorky T-Shirt
Wally Wood proudly stepped into the area of self-publishing in 1966 with the publication of Witzend. Now more than 45 years later, you can wear a shirt bearing the iconic imagery of the magazine’s mascot (?) on the new Wally Wood: Snorky T-Shirt. Features Wood’s art screenprinted with light coloration on a black 100% cotton tee. Watch for even more Wood shirts shirt designs in future months. Enjoy.
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Marvel Comic Action Figure 2-pk Assortment

Marvel Comic Action Figure 2-pk Assortment
Marvel Comics’ rich history is explored by Hasbro with their new line of Marvel Comics Action Figure 2-Packs, which come with a bonus comic book! Each figure stands 3 3/4″ tall and comes with accesories as seen in the comic books. Choose from Centurion Iron Man/Mandarin, Wolverine/The Hulk, Colossus/Juggernaut, Spider-Man/Captain Britain, and Wolverine/Captain America. Blister card packaging.
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Darth Vader In A Box

Darth Vader In A Box
To embrace the Dark Side of the Force is to know true power. Now, Star Wars fans can learn the ways of the Dark Side with guidance from Darth Vader, the greatest Sith Lord in the galaxy. Students of the Dark Side will take strength and inspiration from this one-of-a-kind, hand-painted Darth Vader statue in a classic force-choke pose. The ultimate totem of power, Lord Vader comes with a customizable space-station display stand, a booklet of his most chilling and inspirational quotes alongside full-color illustrations, and a sheet of removable stickers of select quotes.
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Warren Ellis Captured Ghosts DVD

Warren Ellis Captured Ghosts DVD
Warren Ellis sees the future. He is a comic book writer and cyberpunk philosopher living on the edge of tomorrow. He speaks to a cult audience of artists, journalists, scientists, and fans who hail him as Internet Jesus. The film features the most extensive interview Ellis has ever given, and spans his life, from his first memory watching the moon landing as a child, to his recent cross-media success with the film adaptation of Red. Along the way, Ellis’s acerbic wit and core belief in humanity comes across like never before. The film was directed by Patrick Meaney, shot by Jordan Rennert, and produced by Respect Films and Sequart, as a followup to the critically acclaimed Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods.
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Golden Age Greats Spotlight Vol. 10 Art Of Powell

Golden Age Greats Spotlight Vol. 10 Art Of Powell
Legendary artist Bob Powell is spotlighted in this volume focusing on his action/adventure features, reprinting classic strips like Doc Savage, The Shadow, Nick Carter, Blonde Bomber, Dr. Neff, Spirit of ’76, D-13 Secret Agent, Mr. Mystic, Man In Black, and Jet Powers, plus Powell ‘good girl’ art galore; war, sci-fi and romance stories.
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Doctor Who & The Ice Warriors

Doctor Who & The Ice Warriors
By Brian Hayles
A classic second Doctor novelization! The world is in the grip of a second Ice Age. Despite a coordinated global effort, the glaciers still advance. But they are not the only threat to the planet. Buried deep in the ice, scientists at Britannicus Base have discovered an ancient warrior. Thawed from the ice, and knowing their home planet Mars is now a dead world, the Ice Warriors decide to make Earth their own. Can the Doctor and his friends overcome the warlike Martians and halt the advance of the glaciers?
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Before Watchmen Rorschach #1 (of 4)

Before Watchmen Rorschach #1 (of 4)
By: Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermajo
‘What made you this way?’ And don’t miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
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Barbarella DVD

Barbarella DVD
Who can save the universe? Jane Fonda stars in the audacious Sci-fi cult classic as a sexy Earth government agent Barbarella who is on a mission to find mad scientist Durand Durand and stop him from resurrecting the ‘neurotic irresponsibility’ of war in a peaceful universe. On her journey, she encounters many strange creatures and compromising situations that help her to discover what the mild-mannered Solar System has lost in its enlightened but dull existence.
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New Mutants #47

New Mutants #47
By: Dan Abnett, Felix Ruix, John Tyler Christopher
The Hellions return in ‘Fear The Future’ part 1! The New Mutants thought they’d defeated their most unexpected foe, but they will soon learn that while you can change the future, but you can never escape it! The shocking story that (yeah, we’re saying it) will change the New Mutants as you know them!
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Batwoman #12

Batwoman #12
By: J. H. Williams
J.H. WILLIAMS III returns as artist on this new story!

An adventure of epic proportions begins here, with BATWOMAN and the werebeast zealot, ABBOTT, hot on the trail of the urban legend BLOODY MARY.

The trail leads to a twisted carnival and an abandoned HALL OF MIRRORS, where they face nightmarish versions of themselves. Batwoman seeks an unexpected ally: WONDER WOMAN!

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Dark Avengers #179

Dark Avengers #179
By: Jeff Parker, Declan Shalvey, John Tyler Christopher
THE DARK AVENGERS AND THE THUNDERBOLTS ARE ON A COLLISION COURSE – THROUGH TIME! Can history’s most Wanted villains save Luke Cage from his future?! Jeff Parker, Declan Shalvey and Kev Walker unite for an epic tale of one man’s destiny!

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Doctor Who & The Tenth Planet

Doctor Who & The Tenth Planet
By: Gerry Davis
A classic first Doctor novelization! The TARDIS brings the Doctor and his friends to a space tracking base in the Antarctic – and straight into trouble! A space mission is going badly wrong, and a new planet has appeared in the sky. Mondas, ancient fabled twin planet of Earth, has returned! But, once the inhabitants used to be just like the humans of Earth, they’re very different now. Devoid of emotions, their bodies replaced with plastic and steel, the Cybermen are here! As the Cybermen take over, the Doctor is dying!
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Elektra Assassin TPB

Elektra Assassin TPB
By: Frank Miller, Bill Sienkiewicz
Meet Elektra Natchios, a young woman who has played many intriguing roles: gymnast, martial artist, ninja, assassin. But this enigmatic woman, trained in the arts of ninjitsu and renowned as the world’s deadliest assassin Ö is dead. Or is she? An unconscious woman washes ashore in a small Central American country. Two policemen are strangled. A diplomat is assassinated. A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is brutally dismembered. Unrelated events? Hardly. Elektra has returned. Whether she’s been miraculously resurrected or this is an untold tale from Elektra’s past is left for the reader to decide. But one thing remains certain, Elektra is back with a vengeance. From the combined talents of two of comics’ greatest innovators – Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz – comes this psychological excursion through the mind, body and soul of the world’s most dangerous woman. Collecting ELEKTRA: ASSASSIN #1-8.
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Green Lantern #12

Green Lantern #12
By: Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke
BLACK HAND has been freed from the INDIGO TRIBE, and now he’s more powerful than ever! What horrible plan does he have in mind, and to what lengths will Hal Jordan and Sinestro go to stop it?
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Deadworld War of the Dead #3 (of 5)

Deadworld War of the Dead #3 (of 5)
By: Gary Reed, Sami Makkonen
Dan, one of the surviving humans, finally found Donna, the woman he lovedÖ but she had become infected with the presence of an intelligent zombie and is now half-human and half-zombie. Dan is torn between saving her or killing her, and if he doesn’t make the decision soon, it might just be too late.

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Hulk #56

Hulk #56
By: Jeff Parker, Dale Eaglesham
THE PENULTIMATE CHAPTER OF MAYAN RULE!!! Guest starring ALPHA FLIGHT and MACHINE MAN The MAYAN GODS continue to remake Earth in their own image! Will RED HULK’S power be used to end the world? Guest starring ALPHA FLIGHT, MACHINE MAN and the SHE-HULKS!
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Doctor Who Dave Gibbons Treasury Ed #1

Doctor Who Dave Gibbons Treasury Ed #1
By: Pat Mills, Dave Gibbons, Joe Corroney
Industry legend Dave Gibbons illustrated a classic run of Doctor Who comics, and this oversized treasury edition collects the very first storylines starring the Fourth Doctor as portrayed by Tom Baker. Enjoy ‘The Iron Legion’ and ‘City of the Damned’ in their entirety, and in vibrant color!
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Nightwing #12

Nightwing #12
By: Kyle Higgins, Eddy Barrows
‘THE REPUBLIC OF TOMORROW, TODAY’ concludes!

Guest-starring ROBIN. NIGHTWING and PARAGON battle for GOTHAM CITY!
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Doctor Who & The Day of the Daleks

Doctor Who & The Day of the Daleks
By: Terrance Dicks
A classic third Doctor novelization! UNIT is called in when an important diplomat is attacked in his own home – by a man who vanishes into thin air! Traveling forward in time, the Doctor and Jo find themselves trapped in a future world where humans are slaves and the Daleks have already invaded. Using their ape-like servants, the Ogrons, to maintain order, the Daleks are now the masters of Earth. As the Doctor desperately works to discover what has happened to put history off-track, the Daleks plan a time-jump attack on the 20th-century.
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Daredevil #17

Daredevil #17
By: Mark Waid, Mike Allred, Laura Allred
The return of someone Matt thought was gone forever! The debut of a new menace in New York – the killer called Coyote! And just how sane IS Matt Murdock?

Don’t miss special guest artist Mike Allred and Eisner-winning colorist Laura Allred!
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Uncanny X-Force #29

Uncanny X-Force #29
By: Rick Remender, Julian Totino Tedesco, Jerome Opena
It’s all built to this: ‘Final Execution’ enters its last act! The new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants makes their move! Fantomex’s deceptions come back to haunt the team!
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Amazing Spider-Man #691

Amazing Spider-Man #691
By: Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli
‘No Turning Back’ comes to an epic conclusion as only one man on Earth has a chance of helping Spider-Man stop the Lizard. And his name is Curt Connors. Plus a shocking development that will set things in motion… for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700! Be sure to pick this issue up fast, because you can bet it’s going to be VERY important later. You’ve been warned!

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Doctor Who & The Ark In Space

Doctor Who & The Ark In Space
By: Ian Marter
A classic fourth Doctor novelization! The survivors of a devastated future Earth lie in suspended animation on a great satellite. When the Doctor, Sarah, and Harry arrive on the Terra Nova, they find the systems have failed and the humans never woke. The Wirrrn Queen has infiltrated the satellite, and laid her eggs inside one of the sleepers. As the first of the humans wake, not everyone is what they seem, and the only way the Doctor can discover the truth is by joining with the dead mind of the Wirrrn Queen!
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Avengers #29

Avengers #29
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Walter Simonson, Mike Deodato
The Avengers versus the unbelievable might of the X-Men! The special issue of Avengers is the flip side to Wolverine and the X-Men #12. Witness a very surprising tie-in experience like you’ve never seen before!
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Watchmen Rorschach I T-Shirt

Watchmen Rorschach I T-Shirt
The long-awaited return of Watchmen is here!! We pay tribute to the art and story that started it all with three great Watchmen-inspired shirt designs. WM: Dr. Manhattan features the hydrogen symbol imprinted on a light blue shirt. WM: Rorschach I gives us food for though with one of his many classic facial patterns screenprinted in black on a 100% cotton white shirt. WM: Hand evokes the iconic bloody clock hand printed on a happy yellow shirt. These shirt designs are only a taste of what’s to come. Check out the new Before Watchmen comics all of the shirt designs we’ll be releasing in the months ahead.
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