This week at your comic shop – 1/16/13

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(note: all information including ad copy is from the publisher)
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Dredd Blu-ray DVD
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Starring Star Trek’s Karl Urban as Dredd, and featuring Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey as drug kingpin, ‘Ma-Ma’. Available in Blu-Ray and DVD formats.

Indestructible Hulk #3
By: Mark Waid, Leinil Francis Yu

HULK’S first official mission: take down the ALL-NEW QUINTRONIC MAN!!!

More on Banner’s secret hold over S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Maria Hill!

What and where is BANNERTOWN, U.S.A?

Universal Monsters Collage T-Shirt
The classic Universal Monsters have joined forces on this black t-shirt!


Star Trek Captain James T Kirk Bust
Imported from the UK! Titan Merchandise proudly debuts the inaugural items in their limited edition, high-quality Star Trek Masterpiece Collection! This beautifully-sculpted 8″ maxi-bust of Captain James Tiberius Kirk perfectly recreates the iconic 23rd-century starship captain as portrayed by legendary actor William Shatner. Every physical detail of the captain of the original Enterprise has been recreated, from the warmth of his smile to the texture of his uniform top in this astonishingly detailed three-quarter length 8″ tall maxi-bust.

Batman #16
By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
‘DEATH OF THE FAMILY’ continues!

Batman heads into his showdown with The Joker as the madman’s plan is finally revealed – in Arkham Asylum!

It all lead’s into next month’s terrifying conclusion!

And in the backup story, in the midst of The Joker’s assault on Batman and his allies, get a secret glimpse into what started The Crown Prince of Crime on his horrifying journey!

New Avengers #2
By: Jonathan Hickman, Steve Epting, Jock

The Illuminati gather to plan for the death of Everything. Infinity gems, old wounds, lies, agendas and universal incursions.

‘It breaks hope — it crushes what makes us decent and steals what little honor remains.’ –Black Swan

The Amazing Spider-Man 20 oz. Stein
The Amazing Spider-Man stein is made of ceramic with a photo quality design. Microwave and dishwasher safe.

The Black Beetle: No Way Out #1 (of 4)
By: Francesco Francavilla
Black Beetle’s investigation of two local mob bosses is interrupted when a mysterious explosion murders them and a pub full of gangsters-taking out most of Colt City’s organized crime in one fell swoop. Who could pull off such a coup, and what danger might that murderous bomber do to Colt City and Black Beetle?

* New series from Eisner Award winner!

“Francavilla delivers the pulp noir that suits his style perfectly.”-Comic Book Resources

Batman And Robin #16
By: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
‘DEATH OF THE FAMILY’ continues here!

Has The Joker broken Damian? Has Batman’s son met his fate at the hands of The Clown Prince of Crime?

Daredevil #22
By: Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, Paolo Rivera
Daredevil teams up with the ALL NEW Superior Spider-Man!

Yes, America, we’ve heard your calls! Stilt-Man Is BACK! Better than ever thanks to some last minute help from Doctor Octopus.

The Eisner and Harvey Award winner for book of the year continues to baffle all of us here at the House of Ideas!

Frankenstein Agent Of Shade #16
By: Matt Kindt, Alberto Ponticelli
Don’t miss this final issue finale!

Frankenstein and his team of misfit S.H.A.D.E. agents are sent in to stop a group of superpowered biological terrorists from detonating a dirty bomb in Central City!

Creator Owned Heroes #8 (Cover A – Morse)
By: Steve Niles, Scott Morse
A monthly feature featuring graphic strips and material by DARWYN COOKE, plus: ‘LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS: INDEPENDENT SPIRITS’ a profile feature by CHRISTOPHER IRVING and SETH KUSHNER featuring JAMIE & GILBERT HERNANDEZ.

‘KILL SWITCH,’ Conclusion The game of death continues in it’s final chapter as Kill Switch, surrounded by an army of blood thirsty assassins and dealing the last issue’s betrayal, vows to hunt down and punish the person responsible no matter how long it takes!

‘MEATBAG,’ Part Two Potbelly Sanders is dead, deceased, expired. Now Detective DeSanto is on his own, and falling further and further into darkness. Part Two of ‘Meatbag’ concludes with a twist of bizarre noir by SCOTT MORSE and STEVE NILES in their first CREATOR-OWNED HEROES collaboration.

Interviews, contests, art galleries, con photos, and original articles, all celebrating the creator-owned spirit.

All New X-Men #6
By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez, Stuart Immonen
David Marquez (Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man) takes the artistic reins for 3 issues!

Brian Bendis further defines the future of the X-Men!

One Trick Rip Off Deep Cuts HC
By: Paul Pope
Young lovers Tubby and Vim want to escape – escape the mistakes they’ve made, the lives they’ve lived, and the dirty city weighing them down. Their plan is simple -all they have to do is rip-off Tubby’s pals, the One Tricks – the toughest street gang in LA. If they pull it off, they’re set for life. If not, their lives won’t matter much anyway. What was going to be a smooth, straight-forward heist becomes a fast-paced battle to the death. From Eisner Award-winning writer/artist PAUL POPE (Batman: Year 100, THB, Heavy Liquid, 100%) and presented for the first time in color by JAMIE GRANT (All-Star Superman). ONE TRICK RIP-OFF/DEEP-CUTS is 288 pages of raw power, of which over 150 pages are comprised of new, rare, and never before seen stories created during POPE’s time traveling the world in the ’90s. Included in the ‘Deep Cuts’ section is a bounty of unpublished and rare work POPE did in the ’90s, including the legendary ‘Supertrouble’ manga, created for Kodansha in Japan, appearing here in print for the first time. It’s a tour de force of pure, kinetic storytelling that will keep your eyes peeled until the very last page.

Captain America #3
By: Rick Remender, John Romita
1930: Witness the birth of a legend! How did Steve Rogers, a 98 lb weakling, earn his courage?

NOW: With the fate of a world hinging on his victory Captain America must defeat the barbarian lord of the Phrox!

MEANWHILE: Arnim Zola’s plans move forward, cursing Steve Rogers for years to come.

Dark Shadows #12
By: Mike Raicht, Guiu Vilanova, Francesco Francavilla
Is the Collins’ bloodline is cursed? For those who know the truth about their history, that answer would most likely be a resounding yes. However, could something even more insidious be occurring? Is their bloodline being tainted in an effort to produce the ultimate evil? Collinwood has been home to the supernatural, but has it ever seen true evil like this?

Mars Attacks Real Ghostbusters (One Shot)
By: Erik Burnham, Jose Holder, Ray Dillon
Something even stranger is in the neighborhood when the restless spirits of some merciless Martians are stirred from their slumber to attack again!

It’s up to the REAL Ghostbusters to save New Jersey from this angry red threat. Well… if they must.

Classic Marvel Figure Coll Mag Special Giant Man
This special 20-page edition of The Classic Marvel Figurine Collection stars the Avengers’ biggest hero. One of the tallest figures in the collection, Giant-Man grows to enormous size with the aid of Pym particles! This exclusive issue is presented with an amazingly detailed hand-painted collector¹s model and comes complete with two spectacular giant-sized posters!

Conan Volume 12: Throne of Aquilonia TPB
By: Roy Thomas, Mike Hawthorne, John Lucas, Dan Panosian, Dan Jackson
Conan finds himself wrapped up in a plot to unseat the king of Aquilonia as his journey down the Road of Kings concludes. But when everything goes wrong, the Cimmerian and his coconspirators become lost in the catacombs beneath the city, surrounded by zombies and monstrous insects, all while a civil war brews above their heads! Also in this volume, an encounter at a tavern lands Conan at the end of every sword in a small port city, in a story leading directly into Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan’s acclaimed Conan the Barbarian! Collecting Conan: Road of Kings #7-#12!

Dark Avengers #185
By: Jeff Parker, Neil Edwards, Joe Quinones
Skaar, Moonstone & Ragnarok go to war with… THE DEADLY DR. STRANGE!

‘The Witch’ Dr. June Covington is turned loose in a Tony Stark’s Frankensteinian Laboratory. Her first subject for ‘improvement’? RAGNAROK!

Star Trek Captain Jean-luc Picard Bust
Imported from the UK! Titan Merchandise continues their highly-anticipated Star Trek Masterpiece Collection maxi-bust line with the second item in their inaugural release, Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation! This beautifully-sculpted 8″ bust captures so completely quiet stoicism of Sir Patrick Stewart’s legendary performance as the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-D, that you can almost hear his stentorian voice say, ‘Make it so, Number One!’ Standing 8″ tall, Captain Picard is brought to life with amazingly accuracy in this astonishingly detailed three-quarter length premium sculpt.

B.P.R.D.: 1948 #4
By: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Max Fiumara, Dave Stewart, Dave Johnson
All signs point to the mysterious element discovered in the desert as the source of the horrific monsters entering our world as Bureau agents hunt down the creature that started this chaos.

* B.P.R.D. meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers!

Sketch Magazine #41
Sketch Magazine returns! In Part 1 of a 2-part interview Alex Ross discusses his daily routine of working from a home studio. Then, we move into his methods of creating some of his modern day iconic comic book masterpieces and how he believes today’s publishers could bring a better product to the consumer.Sketch continues to satisfy with numerous ‘how-to’ instruction from tried-and-true industry talent, and is packed with penciling, computer coloring, and marketing tips to help you become an artistic rising star.

Captain Marvel Statue
A Bowen Designs Sculpt! A soldier for the Kree Empire, sent to Earth to assess its technological capabilities in the event of its future conquest by the Kree, Mar-Vell came to love the world he was sent to spy upon and took a costumed heroic identity, Captain Marvel, for his own. Joseph Menna depicts Earth’s adopted hero in this stunning 14″ tall statue.

Battle Beasts Minimates Series 1 Assortment
A Diamond Select Release!

Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum!

From the mind of Art Asylum and the pages of the IDW comic book comes the first series of Battle Beasts Minimates! This assortment of two-inch warrior animals includes exclusive, comic-colors versions of Vorin the Ram with Scorpion and Merk the Falcon with Spider, as well as short-packed sets of Gruntos with Tate and Snake with Bliss. Human characters Tate and Bliss are only available in this assortment, so don’t miss out!

Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories.

Create your own hybrid animal combinations!

Deadpool Action Statue
A Bowen Designs Sculpt! Wade Wilson, the Merc with a Mouth, springs into action with the dynamic Deadpool Action Statue!

Sculpted by the Kucharek Brothers and standing over 12″ tall, this Deadpool statue depicts the wisecracking merc ready to take on all comers!

Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Orm of Loch Ness #4
By: Eric Powell, Tracy Marsh, Kyle Hotz, Daniel Brown
With a holy father in tow, Billy makes his way back to Dracula’s castle. Ambushed with all his friends fallen, Billy is in a tight spot, but with the help of Saint Columba and a little prayer, he just might save the day-or at least survive it.

* Written by Eisner Award winner Eric Powell!

Punisher Sewn Punisher Black T-Shirt LG

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