This week at your comic shop – 1/2/13

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)
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New Avengers #1
By: Jonathan Hickman, Steve Epting, Jock
To prevent the collision of our universe with another, the Illuminati, led by the Black Panther, must assemble NOW!

It’s the most powerful and brilliant team in the Marvel Universe–The Black Panther, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Black Bolt, Mister Fantastic, Namor the Sub-Mariner and The Beast–against an infinite legion of parallel realities.

2001 A Space Odyssey HAL Replica
“Good morning gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer…”

One of the most memorable villains in cinema history wasn’t even human. The murderously psychotic computer HAL 9000 was listed as the 13th greatest film villain in the AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Heroes and Villains. HAL’s calm, confident voice would both assure you that everything was going according to plan and let you know that you had to die.

“I think you know what the problem is, just as well as I do.”

But as iconic as HAL’s imagery is, there has never been an absolutely authentic replica that fans could display in their own home… until now…

Artifactory’s HAL 9000 replica is composed of CNC-machined aluminum, and is recreated directly from the original 1967 studio blueprints! HAL’s glass “eye” has been replicated in optical-grade glass, copied from the lens used on the original prop!

The replica also features 15 different phrases which can be activated via several user-selectable modes. Production on this incredible replica is strictly limited, so act fast of HAL will be gone forever!

Dimensions (13.6″x4.6″x1″) are identical to the original prop. One (1) 9 volt battery included.

Justice League X Korejanai Mini Figure 10pc Ds
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!

Kotobukiya proudly presents a collaboration between DC Comics and Zarigani Works, a brand new series of JUSTICE LEAGUE X KOREJANAI MINI FIGURES!

Based on the popular Kore Ja Nai Robot (meaning ‘this is not it’) style of illustrations, the new stylized mini figures are a unique twist on superhero collectibles. Each figure has poseable arms and even doubles as a vehicle when rolled on the wheels in its back!

The Justice League includes: Superman , Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, and Flash.

Each brightly colored silly figure stands approximately 2 ½ inches tall and comes with a mini-display stand.

Collect the full set of 10: 5 normal figures and 5 metallic versions of the core Justice League members!
Create Your Own Superhero Action Figure Kit

It’s finally here!

The Create Your Own Superhero Action Figure Kit is the first all-inclusive kit for action figure collectors who want to make their own super-powered characters! Scaled to today’s most popular action figure formats, they are fully articulated toys, limited only by your imagination!

This kit includes everything you need to create original superheroes, including base bodies, capes, multiple heads, paints, brushes, and decals! Assemble and paint your figures in hundreds of different variations and poses!

This kit includes three articulated 4″ scale action figure bodies, five heads with and without various mask styles, two pairs open fists, two capes, two paint brushes, six water based color paints, and one set of decals.

Doctor Who Char Building 36pc Mini Figure Ds Series 03Imported from the UK!

Build your Doctor Who mini-figure collection with all the new series 2 and series 3 Character Building figures based on the hit television series. Each highly-detailed figure comes sealed within a secret bag so you never know which Doctor Who Mini-Figure you are going to get! And every character has its own Doctor Who display base and collector’s leaflet highlighting all the characters in each series.

Collect all 10. Note: the Dalek mini-figure does not come with a display base.

Manhattan Projects #8

They have waited and watched in the dark and now the old money that runs nations is ready to make their move against the Manhattan Projects. It’s the secret leaders of the world like you’ve never seen them before.

The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #8: THEY RULE!
All New X-Men #5
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stuart Immonen
The first story of a new era comes to its conclusion.

One of the original X-Men will be forever changed!

By: Jeff Lemire, Mikel Janin, Trevor McCarthy
A new story arc starts here!

Trapped in a technologically advanced dimension where magic is outlawed and magic users are hunted and executed, the team must find Zatanna and Tim Hunter within 48 hours or be trapped there forever! Rules have never stopped this team before, but their attempts to use magic in this issue are met with terrifying results.
Peanuts #1 (of 4) Sdcc Exclusive Cover
By: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Matt Whitlock
Even the Peanuts gang has to wait in line at San Diego in this charming variant cover by Matt Whitlock, previously available exclusively at Comic-Con International!

Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.
All Star Western #15
By: Justin Gray, Moritat, Ariel Olivetti
Dr. Arkham and Jonah Hex vs. Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde!

Has Dr. Jekyll’s formula been fused with the Black Diamond?

Plus: In the backup story, Tomahawk teams up with Tecumseh to turn a last stand into a victory.
Red She-Hulk #61
By: Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan, Jana Schirmer

The issue that reveals that Betty Ross has more in common with Bruce Banner than the name HULK!

The secret connection of Echelon and the end of humanity as the World Computer CRASHES!

The last stand of MACHINE MAN!!!
Star Trek Tng Bd Sea 02
Set in the 24th century, the exploits of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue as it explores the universe, seeking new life and new worlds. Star Trek: The Next Generation returns to Blu-Ray in spectacular high-def with the Second Season featuring: All 22 episodes, brilliantly re-transferred from original film elements into Hi-Def – including the extremely rare, extended version of the fan-favorite episode, ‘The Measure of a Man’; Amazing visual effects, painstakingly re-created from original film elements; and a wealth of exclusive special features, including over 120 minutes of brand-new documentaries featuring all-new cast and crew interviews, the Next Gen 25th Anniversary Cast Reunion, ‘Making It So: Continuing The Next Generation’ multi-part documentary, original episodic promos, special features from the original DVD release, deleted scenes, 7.1 DTS HD-master audio and original Stereo Surround audio, and more!
Iron Man #5
EXTREMIS plus the final frontier equals universal doom!

Will Tony have to betray an old friend?

The debut of the All-New Space Armor!
Talon #3
By: Scott Snyder, Guillem March

Talon’s secret history in Manhattan is explored while Calvin Rose searches for an important figure from his past.

Plus, what is the mysterious organization that has ties to Talon?
Batman Incorporated #6
By: Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham
Bat-Robots versus Man-Bat armies as Leviathan takes control of Gotham City! Don’t miss the return of The Heretic!
Flash #15
By: Francis Manapul
Flash forward in time as Barry Allen goes to extreme measures to defeat Grodd! Barry uses the Speed Mind to glimpse the future, and things are not looking good for him and the Rogues. And that’s before things get much, much worse!


4 thoughts on “This week at your comic shop – 1/2/13

  1. Best wishes for a better New Year, Mr Daily POP.
    Ah, HAL 9000 my brother. A much misunderstood machine; yes he may have murdered people, yes he may have been creepy, but, my, *what* a singing voice “Daisy, daisy…”! 🙂
    Star Trek The Next Generation Season Two, not great and devoid of Beverly Crusher but there’s some pretty good episodes and Diana Muldaur’s Dr Pulaski is an interesting if awkward addition. Then there’s the so bad it’s bad Samaritan Snare which has to be seen to be despised, still even that’s better than the atrocious (50) Shades of Gray. Yet Q Who?; weird ’60s throwback The Royale; Measure of a Man; Elementary, Dear Data; The Emissary et al are worth any Trekker’s time or any fan of entertaining if flawed tv come to that.
    Sad to hear of Peter David’s stroke, I will him swift recovery.


  2. I figured you would reply to a Hal reference!

    I haven’t picked up TNG season 2 yet… am watching season 1, though. I like Beverly Crusher… but I also liked Pulaski… and always argued that Pulaski was written as a more credible Chief Medical Officer than Crusher ever was. If only they had written Crusher better… it’s like they kept having to keep her “hot” on the show at the expense of credible at her job… while Pulaski they didn’t bother as much with romance… and let me say that Diana Muldaur was older on TNG, but in her younger days and on the original Star Trek she could give Ms Crusher a run for her money in the looks dept as well.

    I commented in another forum, though… regarding season one… and how as I watch now for the first time in many years… I am surprised at just how many times Tasha Yar casually drops in a reference to “rape gangs”… really, I did not remember that being an almost weekly reference and so casual as well… also the semi-creepy episode where Riqer (Riker with the power of Q) turns Wesley into an adult… and Geordi is the one who says “not bad Wesley”… it just seemed creepy.

    And since there’s no transition from that… I had not heard about Peter David either. Hope he makes a swift recovery.


  3. SJV: Regarding HAL (or Hals), You know me too well…
    I watched Hide and Q a few months ago but I missed Geordi saying *that* :). Oh, Geordi isn’t it time you came out! Weird how real-world Wil Wheaton looks just like an older version of his younger self while Riqer(the puns are still strong in you I see)-aged Wesley looks like a himbo. That’s an odd episode altogether tho’; it rather irritatingly sticks to the Star Trek notion that given god-like powers any human would just *have* to screw it up. I know Riker can be a bit dense but having him suddenly start giving everyone there most deeply-held desires (which are – Geordi’s apart – pretty stupid) makes him look like a moron, all the better to present Picard as wise rather than arrogant and petulant. There’s no real consideration that – Q’s obvious assholery apart – Riqer could use his powers responsibly and well which is annoying.
    I quite liked Pulaski except for when they made her *too* unfeeling and uncomfortably bitchy; I felt that the problem with Beverly wasn’t that they concentrated on her “hotness” but that they couldn’t be bothered to write for her, there was no problem with the *character* just that they were not concerned to emphasise her interesting qualities. Troi was not unhot but she got a disproportionate amount of storylines later on while Beverley got crap like Suspicions or – argh! – Sub Rosa. Boo!
    I hope PAD recovers soon too, it would be awful enough at any time – but Christmas? Terrible. I wish him luck.
    Still, Happy New Year SJV!


  4. Thanks for the info again. The create your own action figure kit will be great for my son if I can find it near me. I’ve been doing some repaints and customs of duplicate figures he has (example, I turned a duplicate captain america into US Agent). He loves them, and this will be perfect.


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