This week at your comic shop – 8/22/2012

For the complete list of this week’s comics, click here.

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(note: all information including ad copy is from the publisher)
If you can’t make it to the shop, just click on any of the images below to be taken to an online retailer. I don’t get any referrals for these sales, I’m just doing my bit to spread the word on some neat products.

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HP Lovecraft Blk T-Shirt

HP Lovecraft Blk T-Shirt
H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous creation stars on this amusing black t-shirt!
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Marvel Classic Characters Series 2 #2: Sub Mariner

Marvel Classic Characters Series 2 #2: Sub Mariner
Dark Horse is pleased to launch the Marvel Classic Character Series 2 line of Syroco-style statuettes. The second release in this series is Sub-Mariner, a.k.a. Prince Namor, who is often referred to as one of Marvel’s very first mutants.

Originally created by writer/artist Bill Everett, Sub-Mariner publicly debuted in 1939. Prince Namor is a character that is a mix of both hero and villain. This pose is loosely based off of the cover of Sub-Mariner #1 from May 1968.
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Batman Incorporated #3

Batman Incorporated #3
By: Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham
The DC COMIC – THE NEW 52 debut of…MATCHES MALONE?? BATMAN is hot on the trail of whoever is trying to kill DAMIAN – and he’s not going to like what he finds!
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Wolverine Annual #1

Wolverine Annual #1
By: Alan Davis
A debt owed to a dead man causes Wolverine to seek the truth behind the mystery of the rogue member of the ClanDestine family called Vincent! o The finale to the tale started in FF Annual #33 and DD Annual #1!

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Power Man & Iron Fist Kelly Heather Previews Exclusive T-Shirt


Power Man & Iron Fist Kelly Heather Previews Exclusive T-Shirt
Marvel Comics’ fan-favorite super-duo are back and ready for action on this Kelly green t-shirt!
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All Star Western #12


All Star Western #12
By: Justin Gray, Moritat, Rafa Garres
The finale of JONAH HEX and TALLULAH BLACK’S battle with the followers of THE CRIME BIBLE. Part 2 of the TERRENCE 13 backup story.
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The Invisibles Omnibus


The Invisibles Omnibus
By: Grant Morrison, Steve Yeowell, Brian Bolland
Collecting for the first time ever in one book: all three volumes of the blockbuster series by Eisner award-winning writer Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, BATMAN)!

Follow the adventures of The Invisibles, a secret organization out to battle the physical and psychic oppression brought upon humanity by the interdimensional alien gods of the Archons of Outer Church!
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Marvel Minimates Fear Itself Worthy Box Set


Marvel Minimates Fear Itself Worthy Box Set
A Diamond Select Release! Art Asylum Designs & Sculpts! The biggest crossover of 2011 is now the coolest Minimates set of 2012! From the pages of Fear Itself, the Worthy box set includes the architect of the Serpent’s War, Cul the Serpent himself, as well as three of his acolytes — Sin/Skadi, Thing/Angrir and Grey Gargoyle/Mokk. Each Minimate stands 2″ tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories and is packed in a window box.
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Captain America Newsreel Iphone 4/4s Barely There Case


Captain America Newsreel Iphone 4/4s Barely There Case
Case-Mate’s best-selling ‘Barely There’ iPhone 4 and 4S cases are now available with your favorite Marvel Comics characters! Fans can choose from 15 different designs with Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, and Spider-Man. Window box packaging.
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Uncanny X-Men #17


Uncanny X-Men #17
By: Kieron Gillen, Daniel Acuña
AVX TIE-IN! The climactic end to the X-Men’s greatest stand against Sinister! The culmination of everything Sinister has planned since Uncanny #1!

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Before Watchmen Dr Manhattan #1 (of 4)


Before Watchmen Dr Manhattan #1 (of 4)
By: J. Michael Straczynski, Adam Hughes
‘I watch as a box containing a mystery is lowered into the soil.’ 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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Starstruck TPB


Starstruck TPB
By: Elaine Lee, Michael William Kaluta
The classic, galactic-spanning saga of Starstruck, the renowned stage play/radio drama/heady science fiction classic, continues in a beautiful Trade paperback! Collecting all 13 issues of the completely remastered Starstruck series by Elaine Lee and Michael Wm. Kaluta. 360 pages of Starstruck and Galactic Girl Guides adventures, covers, pin-ups, glossary, postcards, and so much more! A truly comprehensive collection of this material in one grand volume. This beautiful book features some of the finest art ever put to paper by Kaluta, including many pages that were never printed in the original run. Additionally, Kaluta painstakingly added approximately 20% of art to many pages to ensure the aspect ratio of the comic would be consistent and correct. The end result is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, a head-spinning, synapse-snapping, soul-searing ride to a world like no otherÖ the world of Starstruck.
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Shadow 1/6 Scale Figure


Shadow 1/6 Scale Figure
Lamont Cranston, aka the Shadow, fought against evil forces with his mysterious ring, his guns, and two fists! In 1930, The Shadow started out on Detective Hour for American radio and became a world-famous pulp magazine. For the first time ever, the Shadow is available as a detailed 1:6-scale figure. Now you can fight evil with the Shadow’s poseable scarf and cape, black suit and hat, guns, and holster. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! Limited to 750 pieces worldwide.
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Amazing Spider-Man #692


Amazing Spider-Man #692
By: Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos
ï Special 50TH Anniversary Issue! ï Join us for a once in a lifetime event: the one, true 50th Anniversary Issue of the Amazing Spider-Man. ï A special over-sized issue harkening back to the legend the legend that started it all! Get ready for an all-new tale about a different kind of power and responsibility… ï Plus original stories by Dean Haspiel, Joshua Hale Fialkov & Nuno Plati!
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Invincible Iron Man #523


Invincible Iron Man #523
By: Matt Fraction, Salvador Larroca
ï What does THE FUTURE hold for TONY STARK? ï What is the stunning truth behind the Mandarin’s mission? ï How can our heroes stop the Mandarin’s plans?

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The Flash #12


The Flash #12
By: Francis Manapul
Setting up THE ROGUES as a team as the next major storyline for the series begins! GLIDER takes center stage!
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Secret Avengers #30


Secret Avengers #30
By: Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera, Arthur Adams
High-spy-adventure! Hawkeye, Venom and Ant-Man must defeat anarmy of villains to grab Max Fury! Secrets! The truth behind the Shadow Council’s ultimate plot! Finally! The new Masters of Evil strike! Paranoia! Black Widow knows who the traitor is, but can she get to her teammates in time to save them from his schemes?
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Ape Man Unoff & Unauth Gt 100 Years Of Tarzan SC


Ape Man Unoff & Unauth Gt 100 Years Of Tarzan SC
By: Sean Egan, Neville Colvin, Boris Vallejo
In October 1912, readers of The All-Story magazine were enthralled by Edgar Rice Burroughs’ tale of John Clayton, an orphaned English lord given a simian upbringing in the African jungle who went on to reclaim his birth-right in civilisation while maintaining one foot in the savage land he had conquered. This book traces Tarzan’s history in prose, film, comic strips, comic books, radio, stage, television, computer games and merchandise, charting the rise of one of the most popular and iconic characters in fiction. The book also examines the massive changes in public attitudes towards Africa, race, hereditary peers and wildlife conservation over the past century.
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Harvey Horrors Coll Works Black Cat Mystery HC Vol. 01


Harvey Horrors Coll Works Black Cat Mystery HC Vol. 01
By: Vic Donahue, Lee Elias
Launched in the 1950’s, The Black Cat Mystery later evolved into Black Cat, The Black Cat Western, and The Black Cat Mystic. We’ve collected the mystery titles together here for the first time in this unique 4-volume collection. Each contains 5 to 6 issues, digitally enhanced and faithfully reproduced. Each volume also features profiles of the artists such as Howard Nostrand, Rudy Palais, Joe Certa, and Manny Stallman with some fine examples of their original artwork. Volume One features issues #30-35 from August 1951 to May 1952.
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Namor Visionaries By John Byrne TPB Vol. 02


Namor Visionaries By John Byrne TPB Vol. 02
Continue the saga of the Sub-Mariner with this second volume chronicling the adventures of Atlantis’ Avenging Son, as presented by superstar writer/artist John Byrne! Marvel as Namor reforges alliances with his fellow Invaders, battles long-forgotten foes from World War II, and begins to unravel the mystery of Immortal Iron Fist and current Defender Danny Rand! All while dealing with the most insidious force of all: corporate scheming and subterfuge! Guest starring Captain America, Spitfire, Union Jack, the original Human Torch and more! Collecting NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER (1990) #10-18.

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