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

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Uncanny Avengers #1 (Acuna Variant Cover Edition)

Uncanny Avengers #1
By: Rick Remender, John Cassaday
THIS IS IT! The greatest era of the Marvel Universe starts here! From the ashes of AvX an all-new, all-different Avengers assemble!

Dive headfirst into Marvel NOW! as the superstar dream team of Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force, Venom) and John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Captain America) deliver high stakes action in UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 – sporting a jaw-dropping cover by Cassaday!

No fan can miss the blockbuster debut of an all-new Avengers team featuring members from all across the Marvel Universe…a team uniting Avenger and X-Man alike!

Captain America begins his quest to create a sanctioned Avengers unit comprised of Avengers and X-Men, humans and mutants working together – so why is Professor Xavier’s dream more at risk than ever?

The funeral of one of Marvel’s greatest heroes! The first attack of the most loathsome villain in history will quake the Marvel Universe forever! But following the devastating events of Avengers VS X-Men, can Captain America pull together a team that can get along for its first mission?
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Batman #13

Batman #13
By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
The Joker returns in ‘DEATH OF THE FAMILY’!

He crippled Batgirl. He killed Robin. What will The Joker do now that he’s returned to Gotham City? What must Batman do to protect his secret identity and that of those who fight alongside him?
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Doctor Who Sea Devils Audio CD

Doctor Who Sea Devils Audio CD
By: Malcolm Hulke
Jon Pertwee’s Doctor encounters ancient reptiles from beneath the sea in the original soundtrack of this classic 1972 TV adventure, with linking narration by Katy Manning. Investigating a nearby sea fort, the Doctor and Jo encounter a ferocious amphibian creature, the cousin of a reptile race whom the Doctor met once before. These Sea Devils have been revived from hibernation by the Master, who wants nothing more than to create havoc on Earth!
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Judge Dredd Digest TPB Dark Judges

Judge Dredd Digest TPB Dark Judges
By: Alan Grant, Brian Bolland
Judge Dredd’s ultimate nemesis has arrived. His name is Judge Death and in his eyes all life is a crime! The super-fiend from Deadworld proves to be an implacable enemy and Judge Dredd must work with PSI Judge Anderson to save Mega-City One from a city-wide death penalty.
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Dark Shadows #8

Dark Shadows #8
By: Mike Raicht, Guiu Vilanova, Francesco Francavilla
Barnabas the hunted! What does he have to do with the mysterious deaths of multiple children in a nearby town? Could it be true that Barnabas is to blame? He doesn’t know for sure but he has vowed to get to the bottom of it. With Barnabas’ recent memory problems and need to fulfill his blood lust he fears the worst.
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Roger Langridges Snarked TPB Vol. 02

Roger Langridges Snarked TPB Vol. 02
After escaping the clutches of the dastardly royal advisors, our heroes set sail on a sea-spanning voyage in search of the missing Red King, running across a number of familiar Lewis Carroll characters along the way! Join Queen Scarlett, baby Rusty, the Walrus, and the Carpenter as they brave the high seas in search of Snark Island and the treasures that lie within. This remarkable collection also features exclusive behind-the-scenes content and commentary from Roger Langridge!

This title collects
Roger Langridges Snarked #5-8

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JAM SC Novel

JAM SC Novel
By: Yahtzee Croshaw
We were prepared for an earthquake. We had a flood plan in place. We could even have dealt with zombies. Probably.

But no one expected the end to be quite so . . . sticky . . . or strawberry scented.

Yahtzee Croshaw (Mogworld, Zero Punctuation Reviews) returns to print with a follow-up to his smash-hit debut: Jam, a dark comedy about the one apocalypse no one predicted.

* The hilarious new novel by the author of Mogworld!

* Croshaw’s Zero Punctuation Reviews is the most viewed video game review on the web!

* For lovers of bizarre horror and unforgettable characters!

“[Croshaw is] able to pull off slapstick comedy in print, and that’s no easy feat.” ñComicsAlliance
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Creator Owned Heroes #5

Creator Owned Heroes #5
By: Steve Niles, Dave Johnson
Type: Comics
Genres: Science-Fiction
Series: Creator Owned Heroes
Publisher: Image Comics
Pub. Date: October 10, 2012
Availability: Released
UPC: 70985301194100511
For ages: 16+

ALL-NEW STORIES BEGIN!

‘KILLSWITCH,’ Part One Part one of a brand new four-part story. Introducing Killswitch, an enigmatic, and devastatingly handsome killer with a fetish for blunt force, a strong code of honor, and more than a few skeletons in his closet. Killswitch is drawn into a game of death with the world’s top assassins to find out who is behind the contract on his head – and why.

‘BLACK SPARROW,’ Part One A brand new two-part story begins, as a family living in the old west must reconcile that someone close to them might be a killer, or worse. A dark tale of haunting family dedication and the price we pay for love.
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Batman And Robin #13

Batman And Robin #13
By: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Gotham City is being devoured by zombies! Learn the dangerous secrets of the 2-Club!
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Wolverine and the X-Men #18

Wolverine and the X-Men #18
By: Jason Aaron, Jorge Molina, Ed McGuinness
The second year of the most talked-about new X-Book starts here! One of the students is on death’s door and the faculty must 1) try to keep them alive and 2) find who did it! With one of the teachers on the outs, a new one must be hired. Who will it be? Who is the new student at the school?
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Demon Knights #13

Demon Knights #13
By: Paul Cornell, Bernard Chang
Everything’s gone to hell for the Demon Knights – literally! If they can’t escape Lucifer’s clutches, Jason Blood and the rest of the Earth are doomed.
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Scarlet Spider #10

Scarlet Spider #10
By: Christopher Yost, Khoi Pham, Ryan Stegman
CLASSIFIED
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Frankenstein Agent Of Shade #13

Frankenstein Agent Of Shade #13
By: Matt Kindt, Alberto Ponticelli
Animal Man and Swamp Thing fans take note: ‘ROTWORLD: SECRETS OF THE DEAD’ starts here!

A 3-issue arc showcasing Frankenstein’s battle against the Rot invasion!
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Secret Avengers #32

Secret Avengers #32
By: Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera, Arthur Adams
The Abyss spreads. The new Masters of Evil being their invasion. A traitor amidst the Avengers revealed. A friendship forever shattered. An Avenger quits. A shocking death that will destroy the team.
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Nightwing TPB Vol. 01 Traps And Trapezes

Nightwing TPB Vol. 01 Traps And Trapezes
By: Kyle Higgins, Eddy Barrows
Haly’s Circus, where Dick Grayson once performed, returns to Gotham City–bringing with it murder, mystery and superhuman evil.

To uncover more clues to why a mysterious assassin is targeting him, Nightwing joins the circus’s tour. But as Dick becomes reacquainted with the big top he once called home, he learns there are darker secrets to be discovered.

This title collects
Nightwing #1-7
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Red She-Hulk #58

Red She-Hulk #58
By: Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan
All-new ongoing!

The Earth’s strongest female set on a path of destruction!!! Her enemies? Every powered being in the Marvel Universe!!!
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Phantom Stranger #1

Phantom Stranger #1
By: Dan DiDio, Brent Anderson
An all-new series focusing on secrets of The New 52 you never imagined!

The Phantom Stranger strikes a bargain with Lord Trigon that will have serious repercussions in the DC Universe! From afar, Pandora watches!
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Invincible Iron Man #526

Invincible Iron Man #526
By: Matt Fraction, Salvador Larroca
TONY and STANE versus MANDARIN for all the marbles!

RESCUE and IRON MAN 2.0 versus HAMMER!
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Team 7 #1

Team 7 #1
By: Justin Jordan, Jesus Merino
Learn how the secret wars of the New 52 were fought by TEAM 7! This all-new series follows the actions of Lynch as he assembles Amanda Waller, Slade Wilson, Alex Fairchild, James Bronson, Cole Cash, Dinah Drake and Kurt Lance into a team that will shape the DC Universe as we know it! This issue: Battlefield Gamorra!

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Bond On Set Filming Skyfall HC

Bond On Set Filming Skyfall HC
Timed with the release of Skyfall, the twenty-third Bond film and the fiftieth anniversary of the movie franchise, this intriguing book is an essential companion to what will be one of the top movie events of the year.

Working alongside cast and crew, photographer Greg Williams provides an inside look into the world of Skyfall, with candid shots of the stars and sequences featuring many of the movie’s breathtaking sets.
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Marvel Comics The Untold Story HC

Marvel Comics The Untold Story HC
By: Sean Howe, Jill Thompson
Operating out of a tiny office on Madison Avenue in the early 1960s, a struggling company called Marvel Comics introduced a series of superhero characters with eye-catching bright costumes, smart banter, and compellingly human flaws that thrilled not just children but also pop artists, public intellectuals, and campus radicals, weaving a tapestry of stories that would become the most elaborate fictional narrative in history and serve as a modern American mythology for millions of readers.

Throughout the decades-long journey to a multi-billion-dollar enterprise, Marvel’s identity has continually shifted, careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth. Marvel Comics packs anecdotes and analysis into a gripping narrative of how a small group of people on the cusp of failure created one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America.
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Avengers #31

Avengers #31
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Brandon Choi
END TIMES STARTS HERE!

The final explosive arc for long-term Avengers writer Brian Michael Bendis!

While the Avengers deal with the fallout from AVX, Tony Stark intercepts the signalÖa signal that may lead the Avengers into the arms of one of their dearest friendsÖor their greatest enemies.
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Fantastic Four #611

Fantastic Four #611
By: Jonathan Hickman, Ryan Stegman
FINAL ISSUE!

Jonathan Hickman’s groundbreaking run comes to an end in this climactic issue!
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Doctor Who Classics TPB Vol. 08

Doctor Who Classics TPB Vol. 08
By: Grant Morrison, John Ridgway
IDW’s newly re-colored reprints of classic Doctor Who tales from years past returns!

This all-new series picks up where Series III left off, with the adventures of the SIXTH DOCTOR! Features stories such as ‘Nature of the Beast,’ ‘Profits of Doom,’ and ‘The Gift.’
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Batman Rogues Two-face Mask Adult Mask

Batman Rogues Two-face Mask Adult Mask
District Attorney Harvey Dent was scarred in an acid attack, and the injury fractured his mind, transforming him into the villain Two-Face. Become this Batman villain this Halloween with the Batman Rogues: Two-Face Adult Mask!
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Captain America #18

Captain America #18
By: Ed Brubaker, Scot Eaton, Steve Epting
The Omega Madbombs have been unleashed, and no one is safe!

Agent 13 and Dum Dum Dugan duke it out with Baron Zemo in the depths of space! Captain America tackles Codename: Bravo and Queen Hydra with the fate of the world in the balance…But first he has to fight his way through an army of Discordians!
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Horror In the West GN

Horror In the West GN
By: Phil McClorey, Jeff McComsey
Horror in the West is a horror anthology featuring eleven stories that combine the mysticism of the Old West with demons, zombies, aliens, and blood-curdling storytelling.

A man who cannot be killed by the hangman’s noose, alien cattle-drives for human flesh, demon-slaying bounty hunters – all of these stories can be found here. Horror in the West will take you by the reins and drive you straight over the edge!
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Men Of Mystery #87

Men Of Mystery #87
By: Various, Jack Kamen
Comicdom’s premiere Golden Age superhero anthology is back with full-story reprints starring more rare, vintage costumed defenders including Dollman, Fox Features’ Blue Beetle and Green Mask; Spirit Of ’76, Shock Gibson, Golden Arrow, Zebra and Mom first-timers including the Mad Hatter, Phantom Sphinx, American Crusader, Red Blazer, Solarman, and Satan!
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Beetle Bailey HC Dailies & Sundays 1966

Beetle Bailey HC Dailies & Sundays 1966
By: Mort Walker
Set in a fictitious United States Army base, Camp Swampy, Beetle Bailey collects the daily strip adventures, or lack of them, of Private Bailey.

He is a lazy, bone-idle shirker of almost epic proportions and his Herculean efforts to avoid work and his eternal quest for sleep are much to the embarrassment of his long-suffering nemesis Sergeant Snorkel.

Introduction by the legendary comics writer Stan Lee!
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5 thoughts on “This week at your comic shop – 10/10/2012

  1. For the edification of precisely no one it’s another Red Dwarf X reviewette! This Week’s Episode: Fathers and Suns.
    RD X’s premiere episode (Trojan) was arguably the finest and funniest since the show’s glory days (with the possible exception of Cassandra) so could Episode Two keep up that standard? Not really, no. It’s not that Fathers and Suns is hopeless it isn’t, but the flaws within Trojan come to the fore here with a somewhat muddled disjointed script that struggles to make the most of some strong concepts. Aside from this the characterizations of the regulars fluctuates with Rimmer and Kryten coming off as rather *too* cartoony and the Cat hardly being there at all. Craig Charles gives a rather more effective performance this week and is much better served by the writing. However, he’s pretty far from having the energy and conviction of series III-VI as it appears he’s imported his acting style from the soap opera Coronation Street which isn’t very Listerish. These criticisms aside Doug Naylor does manage to make something of his peculiar notion of linking back to VII’s dubious Ouroboros; the concept of Lister being his own father leads to two funny if slightly cruel scenes of Dave “Senior” drunkenly communicating with his “son” by ingenious Listery means, and berating “Junior” for making a mess of his life! There’s also a supremely silly scene featuring a cut-out guitar and references to Lister’s delusions about his playing ability.
    The major problem with the episode is slackness and the variability of the humour which often lacks vital spark. Rimmer and Kryten are involved with a sub-plot involving predictive computer Pree (lovely Rebecca Blackstone) who predictably proves to be less than reliable as she “predicts” that supervising officer Rimmer would cock up and does it for him. This is quite funny (as is the scene in which Rimmer “disinterestedly” makes sure Kryten picks a computer image of a 25 year- old blonde with 36D boobs) but it isn’t well-integrated with the other plot or a third (dubious)cont

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    strand involving Kryten playing “chinese whispers” with vending machines until the end when they all rather mechanically mesh together. The Pree plot movement from secondary to primary position when it links with the Lister and Lister plot isn’t terrible but there isn’t enough of a sense of threat even when Lister resigning from Dwarf service leads to Pree blowing him out an airlock and then psychopathically attempting to fly the Dwarf into the heart of a sun (cue Rimmer – “You mad goth bastard!”). This is in contrast to some of the classic Dwarf episodes while Pree herself though amusing, brings to mind Queeg and Cassandra two other troublesome computers (though Queeg was – SPOILER – actually Holly!) from better episodes. The episode as a whole was a little draggy, the pace uncertain while Doug Naylor should perhaps have left the direction to others. In comparison to Red Dwarf II-VI there’s a rather stagey airless feel with performances that aren’t always pitched correctly (also compare the way earlier Dwarf was directed to this). All that said, there are things to enjoy here, the good jokes *do* land and there is enough Dwarf character to entertain just not as much as one might hope. Perhaps Naylor is too intent on over-loading the scripts when a simpler approach might work. Certainly Fathers and Suns (nothing to do with Turgenev then!) is at its best when the characterization, jokes, and concepts are integrated. My rating: 6/10.

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