This week at your comic shop – 10/3/2012

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Avengers vs. X-Men #12 (of 12)

Avengers vs. X-Men #12 (of 12)
By: Ed Brubaker, Olivier Coipel, Jim Cheung
Extra-sized final issue!It’s all come down to this! The final battle-as the world burns!

Avx vs. #6 (of 6)

Avx vs. #6 (of 6)
By: Matt Fraction, Leinil Francis Yu

The premiere AVX tie-in comes to a rip-roaring conclusion!

SCARLET WITCH VS. HOPE straight out of AVX #12!

And two fights weren’t enough for the last issue, so we packed in as many fights and fan-favorite characters as possible!

Mini fights from the best creators in the business! Jeph Loeb, Arthur Adams, Stuart and Kathryn Immonen, Jason Aaron and many others!
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Planet of the Apes Cataclysm #2

Planet of the Apes Cataclysm #2
By: Corinna Bechko, Damian Couceiro, Alex Ross
Eight years before Astronaut George Taylor fell from the stars…the stars fell on the PLANET OF THE APES!

As fragments of the planetary body that once was Earth’s moon begin to fall on Ape City, Doctor Zaius must find a way to bring the survivors together, before panic and fear plunges them all into chaos!
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Action Comics #13

Action Comics #13
By: Grant Morrison, Brad Walker, Bryan Hitch
You won’t want to miss the return of Krypto! Superman must face down a threat from the Phantom Zone – with the help of The Phantom Stranger! Grant Morrison makes a major change in ACTION COMICS in this special issue featuring art by Travel Foreman!
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Marvel Classic Characters Series 2 #3: Captain America

Marvel Classic Characters Series 2 #3: Captain America
The third release in this second series is considered one of the greatest comic book heroes of all time: Captain America.

Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1941, Cap became one of the most popular and inspirational characters of World War II. After fading away in the 1950s, Captain America was revived during the 1960s Marvel explosion by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in The Avengers #4, released in March 1964. He has been a mainstay of the Marvel line ever since.

*Limited to 750 numbered pieces

*Packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet
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Epic Chronicles Hagar The Horrible HC 1977-78

Epic Chronicles Hagar The Horrible HC 1977-78
The continuing epic quests of Hagar the Horrible, the world’s mildest marauder, are collected in another glorious archive edition! Reprinting every daily strip from July 1977 to December 1978, all of your favorite oddballs, misfits and miscreants are here, including sidekick Lucky Eddie and long-suffering wife Helga. Still syndicated in 58 countries worldwide, Hagar is without a doubt the most famous Viking in history! This collection includes a brand new feature that takes us behind the scenes of Dik Browne’s genius by the person who knew him best-his son, Chris Browne!
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Animal Man #13

Animal Man #13
By: Jeff Lemire, Steve Pugh
It’s the story you’ve been waiting for: ‘ROTWORLD: THE RED KINGDOM’!

Part one of a four-part epic in which the Earth has fallen to the Rot! Guest-starring Justice League Dark, Beast Boy and many other heroes and villains from the DC Universe!
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Green Lantern #13

Green Lantern #13
By: Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis
Rise of the Third Army! Baz, Earth’s NEW Green Lantern, battles The Justice League!

Meanwhile, The Guardians begin their final step in the destruction of the Lanterns by releasing the first of the Third Army soldiers!
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Doctor Who Black And White Audio CD

Doctor Who Black And White Audio CD
Starring Sylvester McCoy as the seventh Doctor. A new adventure in time and space for the Doctor and his companions Ace and Hex. The TARDIS arrives in the land of the Danes, where a young warrior seeks to rid the kingdom of Hrothgar from a cruel and terrifying demon. The brave young warrior is Beowulf; the monster is Grendel – or so his name will one day be written. But what’s written down in black and white is sometimes very far from the truth – as the Doctor knows, and his betrayed companions are about to discover.
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GI Combat #5

GI Combat #5
By: Justin Gray, Howard Chaykin, Alberto Ponticelli
Jeb Stuart breaks the Haunted Tank out of Argus’s Black Room!

Plus: The Unknown Soldier in a race against time to defeat American terrorists on American soil!

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Man-thing Omnibus HC Dm Variant Ed

Man-thing Omnibus HC Dm Variant Ed
Neither wholly plant nor animal, neither entirely self-aware nor totally non-sentient, the creature called the Man-Thing is unique, unchanging and alone – but none who encounter him can ever be the same again. Empathic by nature and drawn to fight evil, his shambling visage inspires fear – and whatever knows fear burns at the Man-Thing’s touch. Whether danger rises from the swamp or the city, the past or the future, outer space or the human soul, the Man-Thing awaits! Collecting ASTONISHING TALES (1970) #12-13; FEAR #11-18, and material from #10 and #19; MAN-THING (1974) #1-22, GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #1-3 and material from #4-5, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #197-198; MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #68; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #43; MAN-THING (1979) #1-11; DR. STRANGE (1974) #41; and material from SAVAGE TALES (1971) #1, MONSTERS UNLEASHED #5 and #8-9, and RAMPAGING HULK (1977) #7.
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Before Watchmen Rorschach #2 (of 4)

Before Watchmen Rorschach #2 (of 4)
By: Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermajo
‘Look over your shoulder. Someone is following.’ Don’t miss the latest sensational chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR, from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS
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Doctor Who Planet Of Giants DVD

Doctor Who Planet Of Giants DVD
In an attempt to return Ian and Barbara to the twentieth century, the Doctor tries an unorthodox new technique. It causes the TARDIS doors to open in mid-flight, which sets alarms ringing inside the craft. The time travelers arrive on Earth only to discover that they have been drastically reduced in size. They are now tiny people in a world of giant objects. The TARDIS has materialized between the cracks in a garden patio. The garden is teeming with giant worms, ants and cats – all deadly hazards for the miniature time travelers. Worse still, the TARDIS crew learns that this garden is the testing site for a deadly insecticide, DN6. Developed to eliminate all insect life, the chemical may be equally effective against minuscule time travelers.
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Detective Comics #13

Detective Comics #13
By: John Layman, Szymon Kudranski, Jason Fabok
All kneel before Emperor Penguin! There’s a hit out on Bruce Wayne! This new story from writer John Layman (Chew) guest stars Nightwing!
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Criminal Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 02

Criminal Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 02
By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
The second oversized hardback of the award-winning crime series from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips is finally here! The first edition has gone through four printings, in sellout after sellout, and now the rest of Brubaker and Phillips’ noir masterpiece is collected in the same format. Collecting BAD NIGHT, THE SINNERS and THE LAST OF THE INNOCENT – along with short stories, behind-the-scenes pieces, art and articles, all previously uncollected. Don’t miss out on this beautiful package from the best-selling team behind such hits as INCOGNITO and FATALE. Colors by Val Staples and Dave Stewart.
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Legends Of The Dark Knight #1

Legends Of The Dark Knight #1
By: Damon Lindelof, Jeff Lemire, Ethan Van Sciver
The first time in print for this digital-first series!

Original, non-continuity short stories featuring Batman as written and illustrated by some of comics’ finest talents!

Stories in this debut issue include ‘The Butler Did It,’ ‘All of the Above’ and ‘The Crime Never Committed.’
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Amazing Spider-Man #695

Amazing Spider-Man #695
By: Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Steve McNiven
DANGER ZONE Part 1

Dark times are coming for Peter Parker and change is closer than you even fear. As we aim headlong to ASM #700, The Kingpin ‘s latest plan turns one of Spider-Man’s greatest strengths against him. Hobgoblin is backÖbut his days may be numbered as the past sharpens its blades.

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Swamp Thing #13

Swamp Thing #13
By: Scott Snyder, Yanick Paquette
‘ROTWORLD: THE GREEN KINGDOM’ begins!

Swamp Thing learns the truth of how the Earth fell to the Rot as seen in this month’s issues of ANIMAL MAN and FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E.

Guest-starring Poison Ivy, Deadman and The Parliament of Trees!

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Flash Gordon: On the Planet Mongo: The Complete Flash Gordon Library (Vol. 1)

Flash Gordon: On the Planet Mongo: The Complete Flash Gordon Library (Vol. 1)
“A wonderful new way to experience Alex Raymond’s creation, and does grand justice to the artistic brilliance of the strip. It’s a must-have for fans, and a must-see for those who’ve never had the pleasure of reading the original series before.” – Forbes.com

‘this is wonderful escapism, packed to the rafters with action, last minute escapes and lurid kinkiness.’ – SFX

‘This is an absolute “must have” for anyone who considers themselves a comics aficionado or armchair science fiction historian.’ – B&N Book Blog

‘Recaptured in the glorious, four-color tones that evoke the sense of old newsprint, Titan has managed to retain the look and feel of what it must have been like to read the series as it unfolded from week to week, where Raymond managed to cram non-stop action and adventure into a single page of panels and stlll get a reader to return each week. This lovingly-presented volume should appeal to both new readers and those who might have even read it when it first came out 75 years ago.’ – Fanboy Comics

‘if the first volume is any indication, this series will be prized by longtime fans of Golden Age comics and new admirers alike.’ – Playback STL
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The Lone Ranger #10

The Lone Ranger #10
By: Ande Parks, Esteve Polls, Francesco Francavilla
Tonto has lost everything. He has committed acts of unspeakable violence. Now, he must return to his tribe and attempt to find some way to live his life again. He may not be successful.

Meanwhile, three years later, the Lone Ranger attempts to find help for his gravely wounded companion. It may be too late to save Tonto, though, as the Ute Indians the Ranger has sought out are facing deadly problems of their own.

Part four of the epic and character-defining Native Ground arc.
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Defenders #11

Defenders #11
By: Matt Fraction, Jamie Mckelvie, Joe Quinones
WHAT are the Death Celestials? WHY do they want to destroy EVERYTHING? HOW can the Defenders even HOPE to stop them?
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Earth 2 #5

Earth 2 #5
By: James Robinson, Nicola Scott, Ivan Reis
It’s the final showdown with GRUNDY!

The Green Lantern, Hawkgirl and The Flash take on Grundy and the military’s hero, The Atom! The Green Lantern makes a choice that will change the course of Earth 2 forever!
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Daredevil End of Days #1 (of 8)

Daredevil End of Days #1 (of 8)
By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack, Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz, Alex Maleev
Revealed at last…how it ends for the Man without Fear! In the near future, investigative reporter Ben Urich has one last story to write–what was Matt Murdock’s the final secret?

A story years in the making brought to you by some of the greatest creators in Daredevil history!
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Mega Bloks Spider-Man 4 Oscorp Tower Battle Hq Set

Mega Bloks Spider-Man 4 Oscorp Tower Battle Hq Set
Atop the Oscorp building in New York City Spider-Man and his foe The Lizard will do battle. Restage the battle from this summer’s Amazing Spider-Man film with the Mega Bloks: Oscorp Tower Battle Set, complete with an office, crane, and helicopter. Includes Spider-Man and Lizard minifigures. 414 bricks.
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Age Of Apocalypse #8

Age Of Apocalypse #8
By: David Lapham, Renato Arlem, Kris Anka
Can the X-Terminated get the information they need from Dr. Doom to defeat Weapon Omega? Deadeye may be able to help.
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Thief Of Thieves #9

Thief Of Thieves #9
By: Robert Kirkman, Shawn Martinbrough
Augustus’ troubled past comes back to bite him where it hurts – and Redmond’s son has to step up to the plate to keep an angry cartel at bay. Meanwhile: Cohen pushes harder on Conrad.
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Worlds Finest #5

Worlds Finest #5
By: Paul Levitz, George Perez, Kevin Maguire
Power Girl and Huntress attempt to get back home to Earth 2 – but is the Boom Tube just a one-way trip? ï The secrets of Power Girl’s abilities revealed.

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Classic Marvel Figure Coll Mag #183 Owl

Classic Marvel Figure Coll Mag #183 Owl
Fully authorized figurines, teamed up with an amazing magazine put this series in a super-league of its own! The hand-painted lead figurines are sculpted by master craftsmen and based on original pieces of Marvel artwork. Measuring 3 1/2′-4″ tall, each figurine is individually numbered, comes stamped with the Marvel official logo, and comes packaged in its own box. The magazine accompanying each figurine will provide a detailed history and background on the featured character, including exclusive images and interviews. The fabulous characters featured this month are Swordsman (#182) and Owl (#183)!

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Doctor Who Vol. 3 #1

Doctor Who Vol. 3 #1
By: Andy Diggle, Mark Buckingham
The Doctor is back!

Welcome to a new, exciting era for everyone’s favorite Time Lord, as New York Times bestselling writer Andy Diggle (The Losers) pilots the TARDIS as the ongoing series architect.

Joining him for this first arc is Eisner Award-winning artist Mark Buckingham (Fables), who also will provide covers for the series.

Geronimo!
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Black Kiss II #3 (of 6)

Black Kiss II #3 (of 6)
By: Howard Chaykin
The black shadow of fascist darkness sprawls across France–shattered by the scarlet smears of sex and deathÖ ÖAnd the south coast learns there’s more to California than sunshine and surf, as twin offspring of different mothers find soulmates.
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Flash Second Skin Costume

Flash Second Skin Costume
Zip through the streets of Central City this Halloween with The Flash: Second Skin Costume! Available Medium to X-Large.
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Uncanny X-Force #32

Uncanny X-Force #32
By: Rick Remender, Phil Noto, Jerome Opena
FINAL EXECUTION nears its brutal finish!
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Doctor Who Companion Chron Uncertainty Principle CD

Doctor Who Companion Chron Uncertainty Principle CD
Performed by Wendy Padbury as Zoe Heriot. A new adventure with the Second Doctor, as told by his companion, Zoe. In the future, Zoe Heriot is a prisoner of the mysterious Company, which has evidence that she travelled through space and time with the Doctor. Zoe’s memories have been blocked by the Time Lords, but the Company is determined to break through this conditioning… And so Zoe recalls a journey to Earth in the past, to the funeral of a young woman called Meg, who was involved in scientific experiments that are bringing forth sinister alien creatures. Only the Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe can stop them.
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Doctor Who Masters Of Luxor Audio CD

Doctor Who Masters Of Luxor Audio CD
A new adventure in time and space for the First Doctor, told by his companions Ian and Susan. The TARDIS is drawn to a mysterious signal emanating from a seemingly dead world. Trapped within a crystalline structure, the Doctor and his friends inadvertently wake a vast army of robots that have lain dormant for many, many years. Waiting for the Masters of Luxor. The Perfect One wants to become more than just a mockery of a man, and will stop at nothing to achieve it. But will the cost prove too great? The travellers are about to uncover a horrifying tragedy. A tragedy that threatens to engulf them all.
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Uncanny X-Men #19

Uncanny X-Men #19
By: Kieron Gillen, Daniel AcuÃna
AVX #12 TIE-IN An unmissable issue for X-Men fans.
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Thunderbirds 2 & 4 1/350 Scale Model Kit

Thunderbirds 2 & 4 1/350 Scale Model Kit
Imported from Japan!Thunderbirds is an acclaimed television series that originally aired in the mid-1960s. It was the fourth Gerry Anderson series to be filmed in Supermarionation and the second in Videocolor. It is the most popular and fondly remembered of all the Gerry Anderson shows.

This model kit gives builders and fans of the series 1/350-scale models of the Thunderbirds 2 and Thunderbirds 4 from the series. Some assembly required.
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4 thoughts on “This week at your comic shop – 10/3/2012

      • I keep thinking that one day the creators of Wolverine will one day admit they were Daredevil fans, and were inspired by the Owl… There are of course lots of characters that look alike because of the artists drawing style (I remember a joke of Romita Sr and Gwen Stacy vs Mary Jane only differing in hair color!)… but the Owl does look like Wolverine’s estranged uncle!

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  1. Hey, sorry to butt in but do you suppose the Owl/Logan bloodline is so potent it crossed the company barrier? Check out Timber Wolf and Vixen (the hair at least in her case)! Of course, Dave Cockrum who really defined Wolverine’s look also drew Timber Wolf in LSOH.

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