This week at your comic shop – 4/17/13

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Batman Year One Hundred TPB New Printing

Batman Year One Hundred TPB New Printing
By: Paul Pope
A new edition of the acclaimed title from writer/artist Paul Pope!

In Gotham City, 2039, a federal agent is murdered, leaving The Batman, a forgotten icon from the past, wanted for the murder.

This title collects
BATMAN YEAR ONE HUNDRED #1-4, plus a story from BATMAN CHRONICLES #11.

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HP Lovecraft Case Of Charles Dexter Ward GN

HP Lovecraft Case Of Charles Dexter Ward GN
By: H. P. Lovecraft, I. N. J. Culbard
Young Charles Dexter Ward is fascinated by the history of Joseph Curwen, his wizard ancestor of the 17th-century. Curwen was notorious for haunting graveyards, practicing alchemy, and never aging! Ward can’t help his fixation: he himself looks just like Curwen. In an attempt to duplicate his ancestor’s cabbalistic feats, he resurrects the fearsome Curwen – and then the true horror begins!
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Daredevil #25

Daredevil #25
By: Mark Waid, Chris Samnee
The hidden foe behind DD’s troubles plays his trump card!

Foggy’s life is on the line!

Plus: Who is Nelson & Murdock’s mysterious benefactor–and what does he want?
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Art Of Steve Ditko HC New Ed

Art Of Steve Ditko HC New Ed
Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man and Dr. Strange, remains an enigma, though this book draws us closer to the artist and gives us a better understanding of his amazing work.

Introducing the very best of rare and striking Steve Ditko comic book stories and original art, this large-format beautifully showcases Ditko’s work, with many reproductions of original art pieces by the master comic book artist.

Edited and designed by Craig Yoe (Secret Identity), with essays by P. Craig Russell, John Romita, and Jerry Robinson, plus an introduction by Stan Lee.
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Dial H TPB Vol. 01 Into You

Dial H TPB Vol. 01 Into You
By: China Mieville, Mateus Santolouco
Hugo Award-winning novelist China Mieville joins DC Comics-The New 52 with the first collection of DIAL H!

In the town of Littleville, CO, a troubled young man stumbles upon the lost H-Dial and all the power it possesses. Can our hero manage harness the power of the H-Dial and protect it from falling into evil hands? Or will this newfound power plunge our hero into madness?

This title collects
DIAL H #0-6!

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Cable And X-Force #7

Cable And X-Force #7
By: Dennis Hopeless, Salvador Larroca
Cyclops comes face-to-face with his son Cable.

Colossus isn’t faring well in prison.
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House Of Secrets Omnibus HC

House Of Secrets Omnibus HC
By: Steven T. Seagle, Teddy H. Kristiansen
In this hardcover collecting HOUSE OF SECRETS #1-25, a story from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #1 and the 2-part FAÇADE miniseries, teenage runaway Rain Harper becomes part of a supernatural justice system in a haunted mansion. Five spirits known as the Juris summon people to judge them for their secrets. Acting as a ‘witness,’ Rain must try to save the defendants from their sentences.
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Iron Man 2020 TPB

Iron Man 2020 TPB
By: Various, Bob Wiacek
The armor is familiar, but the man inside isn’t who you’d expect!

He’s Arno Stark, the cold and hard-hitting Iron Man of the future — and Tony Stark’s descendant has quite a legacy to live up to.

Catch all the futuristic action as Arno battles Spider-Man and Blizzard in a time-traveling adventure to stop a nuclear terrorist; faces Machine Man at the behest of Tony’s old foe Sunset Bain; and clashes with the original Death’s Head, industrial saboteur Wellington Marcus and the high-flying Commodore Q!

Can Arno overcome his foes — and himself — to become the hero he’s modeled himself after?

This title collects
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #20, MACHINE MAN (1984) #1-4, DEATH’S HEAD #10, IRON MAN 2020 #1, ASTONISHING TALES: IRON MAN 2020 #1-6 and material from WHAT IF? (1989) #53.

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Frankenstein Agent Of Shade TPB Vol. 02 Secrets Dead

Frankenstein Agent Of Shade TPB Vol. 02 Secrets Dead
By: Jeff Lemire, Alberto Ponticelli
S.H.A.D.E. protects the world from supernatural threats-but what happens when the world nearly comes to an end? Frankenstein and his team give their all to help save the world from THE ROT!

This title collects
FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #0, 8-16 and MEN OF WAR #8.
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Dark Avengers #189

Dark Avengers #189
By: Jeff Parker, Neil Edwards, Joe Quinones
They were Earth’s Deadliest Villains. They’re about to become Avengers.

The penultimate chapter of dark heroics is here!

Parker & Edwards continue this year’s sleeper hit!
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Justice League #19

Justice League #19
By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis
Who is the one person dangerous enough to use Kryptonite against Superman?
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Brickjournal #23

Brickjournal #23
BrickJournal, the magazine for LEGO enthusiasts, presents the long-awaited Star Wars issue!

We’ll use the LEGO Force as we spotlight top builders and their creations from a long time ago and far, far away, including Jacob Carpenter’s Imperial Star Destroyer, Mark Kelso’s Invisible Hand, and feature a talk with Simon MacDonald about building Star Wars costume props with LEGO elements!

We’ll also look back at the history of the LEGO X-Wing, from its first appearance in 1998 to the current version over ten years later.
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Legion Of Super Heroes #19

Legion Of Super Heroes #19
By: Paul Levitz, Scott Kolins, Keith Giffen
The Legion of Super-Heroes is lost and hurtling into the sun-is it possible to save them all?
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Dark Shadows Year One #1

Dark Shadows Year One #1
By: Marc Andreyko, Guiu Vilanova, Patrick Berkenkotter
The origin of Dark Shadows, finally revealed! How did Barnabas Collins become a bloodthirsty vampire? What tragedies befell the Collins family through the generations? All it took was one night of weakness, and Barnabas cursed his family — and himself — forever!

The twisted tale of one of pop culture’s most iconic and enduring vampires begins here!
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Classic Marvel Figure Coll Mag #197 Spider-Man 2099

Classic Marvel Figure Coll Mag #197 Spider-Man 2099
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 Spider-Man 2099 (#197) and Wiccan (#198).
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Popeye Classics #9

Popeye Classics #9
By: Bud Sagendorf
‘This comic book contains the singular most bizarre and hilarious comic book story in the history of comic books and anyone that disagrees with me will feel the wrath of me twister-sock,’ proclaims feisty Classic Popeye co-editor Craig Yoe.

The comics historian is referring to ‘Misermerites — or — I’d rather Have Termites!’

Bud Sagendorf follows that right up in this ish with a wild Sappo story ‘The Experiment of the Sound Pills.’ Plus there’s a bonus special story with Swee’ Pea as a plundering pirate entitled Black Jack!

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Nova #3

Nova #3
By: Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness
It’s time for Sam Alexander’s Training Day. And with the Guardians of Galaxy’ s Gamora and Rocket Raccoon in charge, Nova soon learns that old lesson ‘Practice Makes Painful!’

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Wonder Woman #19

Wonder Woman #19
By: Brian Azzarello, Tony Akins, Cliff Chiang
What is the one way Wonder Woman can stop Orion?
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Happy TPB

Happy TPB
By: Grant Morrison, Darick Robertson
Meet NICK SAX – a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas. By a tiny blue horse called Happy. . .

This title collects
HAPPY! 1-4
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Age Of Ultron #6 (of 10)

Age Of Ultron #6 (of 10)

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Brandon Peterson
The heroes take the fight to Ultron with a near-broken Captain America taking the lead! Meanwhile, Wolverine takes it upon himself to make one of the most controversial decisions in the history of Marvel comics and you’ll never believe who goes along with him!
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Captain America #6

Captain America #6
By: Rick Remender, John Romita
THE ODD WAR OF DIMENSION Z continues!

Steve Rogers is dead–long live Captain Zola!

A traitor strikes.

Arnim Zola gets everything he wants.
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Iron Man #8

Iron Man #8
By: Kieron Gillen, Greg Land
THE MINDBLOWING CONCLUSION TO THE GODKILLER

Tony Stark, The Godkiller is found guilty!

What horrible punishment will the Shi’ard impose?

The surprising consequences of Iron Man’s role in AVX!
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Star Wars #1 (4th Printing)

Star Wars #1 (4th Printing)
By: Brian Wood, Carlos D’Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, Alex Ross
This is Star Wars as you remember it . . . and as you have never seen it before! We’re taking you back to those heady, adventure-filled days following the destruction of the Death Star-when the Empire ruled, the Rebels were on the run, and the galaxy was a dangerous place where anything might happen!”Brian Wood and Carlos D’Anda truly have the making of a classic on their hands. If you ever wondered if Star Wars could ever recapture that childlike glee of those earliest of memories, wonder no more. Star Wars is back and it’s never been better.” – Newsarama “It all just feels like Star Wars, and for a franchise that has been around for over 30 years, D’Anda somehow finds a way to inject new life into it.” – Complex

*Star Wars #1 3rd printing sells out !

* Dark Horse goes back to press for a 4th printing, this time with the Alex Ross art and only the Red Star Wars logo on the cover.
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