This week at your comic shop – 6/12/13

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Batman #21

Batman #21
By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Witness The New 52 origin of The Dark Knight in BATMAN: ZERO YEAR!

Twists and turns are around every corner as Bruce Wayne takes the final steps toward his destiny! And in the backup story, learn more about how different Gotham City was at this dangerous point in time.
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Doctor Who 50th Anniv MMPB Ed Silent Stars Go By

Doctor Who 50th Anniv MMPB Ed Silent Stars Go By
By: Dan Abnett
An eleventh Doctor adventure, featuring the Doctor as played by Matt Smith and his companions Amy and Rory. The winter festival is approaching for the hardy colony of Morphans, but no one is in the mood to celebrate. They’re trying to build a new life on a cold new world, but each year gets harder and harder. It’s almost as if some dark force is working against them. Then three mysterious travelers arrive out of the midwinter night, one of them claiming to be a doctor. Are they bringing the gift of salvation or doom? And what else might be lurking out there, about to wake up?
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Guardians of the Galaxy #3

Guardians of the Galaxy #3
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Steve McNiven
THE BIGGEST NEW BOOK OF THE YEAR CONTINUES!

As the Guardians first story wraps up, the mysteries leading to the next great Marvel event become clearer.
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Superman Unchained #1 (75th Anniversary Variant Cover Edition – 1930’s)

Superman Unchained #1 (75th Anniversary Variant Cover Edition – 1930’s)
By: Scott Snyder, Jim Lee
When thirteen satellites fall from the sky in one day, the logical suspect is Lex Luthor-even though he’s still locked up in prison! But a stranger question remains: If Superman didn’t stop the last satellite from falling, who did? There’s an mystery hidden where even Superman can’t see it-Can The Man of Steel drag a decades-old secret into the light?

Don’t miss the debut of this red-hot new series from two of comics’ brightest superstars: SCOTT SNYDER and JIM LEE!

This variant cover edition comes bagged and boarded.
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Space Invaders Color Changing Mug

Space Invaders Color Changing Mug

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The Black Beetle: No Way Out #4 (of 4)

The Black Beetle: No Way Out #4 (of 4)
By: Francesco Francavilla
The epic conclusion to Black Beetle’s first series! Colt City’s caped crusader goes head to head with the mysterious villain Labyrinto! Can Black Beetle make it out of this maze of matched wits and matched blows alive?!

* An all-new superhero tale from 2012 Eisner Award winner Francesco Francavilla!

* Super Noir!
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Lifeforce Bd + DVD

Lifeforce Bd + DVD
From Shout! Factory! A mission to investigate Halley’s Comet discovers an alien spacecraft. After a deadly confrontation, the aliens travel to Earth where their seductive leader begins a terrifying campaign to drain the life from of everyone she encounters. Her victims, in turn, continue the cycle, and soon the entire planet is in mortal danger!
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Star Trek City On The Edge Blk T-Shirt

Juan Ortiz’s striking Star Trek artwork for ‘City on the Edge of Forever’ graces this black t-shirt!
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Simon & Kirby HC Library Science Fiction

Simon & Kirby HC Library Science Fiction
A huge cache of untouched stories by the legendary creative team, collaborating with some of the most famous illustrators in comics! Simon and Kirby’s science fiction stories are an unimaginable treasure trove that have remained largely uncollected – until now!

Their first collaboration, Blue Bolt, was first published in 1940 and changed the way comics were produced. They returned to science fiction in the 1950s, producing Sputnik-era adventures in collaboration with other legendary creators: Al Williamson, Angelo Torres, Reed Crandall, and Wally Wood.

This volume features all-new digital restorations of over 300 pages of comic strip. This volume resents for the first time in 70 years the first Blue Bolt story by Joe Simon and includes an all new introduction by writer and artist Dave Gibbons (Watchmen).
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Wolverine #4

Wolverine #4
By: Paul Cornell, Alan Davis
The conclusion of Hunting Season!

New York City is under biological attack. Can Wolverine save it before it’s too late?

Guest starring Nick Fury!
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Cinema Retro #26

Cinema Retro #26
Sam Peckinpah’s controversial Straw Dogs is our 10-page ‘Film in Focus’ special this issue, with dozens of rare behind-the-scenes photos and interesting anecdotes by Peckinpah historian Mike Siegel. Another major article looks at the US-financed ‘Italian Western’ The Five Man Army, which brought together Mission Impossible’s Peter Graves and Italy’s Bud Spencer, who take on a train filled with gold bullion in ‘Spaghetti Western’ style fashion, complete with Ennio Morricone score.
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Popeye Classics #11

Popeye Classics #11
The critics are raving about the classic reprints of the one-eyed sailor
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Rogue Trooper Welcome To Nu-earth Digest GN

Rogue Trooper Welcome To Nu-earth Digest GN
By: Gerry Finley-Day, Dave Gibbons
Nu-Earth, a battle-ravaged world, forever scarred by an ongoing war between the Nort and Souther armies. The poison atmosphere makes it hostile to all who fight there, with the exception of one person – the Rogue Trooper. A biologically engineered war machine, the Rogue Trooper is searching for the traitor General responsible for the deaths of his clone brothers. Together with his three ‘dead’ bio-chipped comrades, Gunnar, Bagman, and Helm, he won’t stop until he has succeeded in his personal mission of revenge!
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Demon Knights #21

Demon Knights #21
By: Robert Venditti, Chad Hardin, Howard Porter
The Knights are ready to complete their mission — but what happens to the world when Vandal Savage and Etrigan the Demon gain control of the Holy Grail?
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Batman The Killing Joke Joker Artfx Statue

Batman The Killing Joke Joker Artfx Statue
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!With plenty of Batman statues released over the years, Gotham city’s most evil is out to take revenge on the world. Joining the ranks of such greats as The Dark Knight Returns Batman vs. Joker is another classic Batman story come to life in BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE THE JOKER!

A 1988 graphic novel by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland, The Killing Joke is a story about Joker and how he came to be the Clown Prince of Crime.

Other than an interesting origin story for him, the book also features one of the most famous scenes in the history of comics: Joker shooting Barbara Gordon (which would in turn lead to her becoming the hero Oracle).

Almost as famous as its contents is Joke’s iconic cover image, captured for the first time as an ARTFX Statue! Featuring a portrait inspired by the graphic novel cover art coupled with an original pose by Kotobukiya, this new statue brings the maniacal clown to life as you’ve never seen him before. Joker stands with one foot resting on a crate of dynamite, smiling his huge toothy grin as he snaps a photo on his old school film camera.

The sadistic villain’s costume is incredibly detailed, showing off every seam, cuff, button, crease, and more on his purple three piece suit and trench coat. His outfit is even topped off by authentic studded spats, fedora, iconic white gloves, and lapel-pinned flower.

The Joker’s elongated white painted face leaps right off of the graphic novel cover with its deep laugh lines, left eye squeezed shut, and unruly green hair peeking out from under his hat. There’s even a motion sensor built into the base that activates an LED spot lamp and camera shutter sound after a brief delay.

As an added bonus, the lamp is movable and can be placed at any angle around the statue! The Killing Joke Joker stands 11 inches tall (1/6th scale) on a special display base that includes the broken crate of dynamite, LED lamp, and a creepy cherub henchman.

The Joker is an incredible statue capturing one of the most famous graphic novels of all time, and he’ll look great on display or alongside other DC Comics-inspired statues from Kotobukiya like the Batman Black Costume Ver. Lights, camera, action!
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Uncanny X-Force #6

Uncanny X-Force #6
By: Sam Humphries, TBD, Kris Anka
Secrets from the future and the past come to haunt Uncanny X-Force!

What does Fantomex want from Betsy?

What does Betsy want from Cluster?

What does Cluster want from Fantomex?

What does Bishop want from the 21st century? A body count or a good burger?

And Los Angeles, lock up your humans: there’s a new mutant on the loose!

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Shadow Double Novel Vol. 73

Shadow Double Novel Vol. 73
By: Maxwell Grant/Walter Gibson, Paul Orban
The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in two pulp classics by Walter B. Gibson writing as ‘Maxwell Grant.’ First, The Shadow follows a trail of murder to retrieve the priceless rubies known as ‘The Seven Drops of Blood.’ Then, to prove the innocence of a man accused of an impossible crime, the Dark Avenger must uncover the strange secret behind ‘Death from Nowhere.’ This instant collector’s item features the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier, and commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray.
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Green Lantern Corps #21

Green Lantern Corps #21
By: Joshua Hale Fialkov, Bernard Chang
It’s nonstop action as the Green Lantern Corps faces attacks on Oa and Earth. . . and Guy Gardner is presented with a choice that could change the balance of power between the different Lantern Corps forever!
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Doctor Who Harvest Of Time SC

Doctor Who Harvest Of Time SC
By: Alastair Reynolds
A thrilling new Doctor Who adventure, by one of the world’s most renowned science fiction writers! Adjacent to our universe lies another slice of reality, with its own galaxies, stars and worlds. The two have been separate since the dawn of time, never touching, never meeting. Until the Sild broke through into our universe. Now they wait, sleeping in stasis on board their war fleet, but ready to continue with their invasion. UNIT is brought in to investigate a series of shipping losses and attacks on drilling platforms. The Doctor believes that it is the work of a previously unknown marine intelligence. What he doesn’t know is the true target of these attacks. But the Doctor and Jo have other problems. Soon the Doctor will have to act to protect his old adversary – the Master. No matter how much this conflicts with his basic sense of right and wrong, the Doctor knows that all life on Earth now depends on whether the Doctor can save his nemesis for the Sild are waking.
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Thor God Of Thunder #9

Thor God Of Thunder #9
By: Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic
“GODBOMB” Part Three of Five.

Three Thors, side by side at last, united in battle! But will even that be enough, as Gorr the God Butcher’s grand plan nears completion and his powers grow beyond anything we’ve seen before. . . ?
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Doctor Who TPB Nemesis Of Daleks

Doctor Who TPB Nemesis Of Daleks
By: Paul Cornell, Mike Collins
In this, the much-anticipated second volume of comic strips collecting the seventh Doctor’s complete adventures from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine, the famous Time Lord has his most exciting adventures yet, throughout the infinity of time and space! With stories by celebrated writers Paul Cornell (Demon Knights) and Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy), these stories include ‘Nemesis of the Daleks,’ ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ and ‘Abslom Daak: Dalek Killer.’
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Nightwing #21

Nightwing #21
By: Kyle Higgins, Brett Booth
Desperate to find a ghost from his past, Nightwing turns to The Prankster for help, unaware that they are both targets of The Mask Killer!
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Shadow #14

Shadow #14
By: Chris Roberson, Giovanni Timpano, Alex Ross
The Shadow is on the hunt for a serial murderer in the darkened streets of New York. But what is the connection between these killings and the shining woman known only as ‘The Light’? Meanwhile, a nun named Sister Esclarmonde, a newcomer to the city, tries to ease the suffering of the sick and dying at a local hospital. But does she know more about the unfolding mysteries than she will admit?
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Star Trek Select Spock Action Figure

Star Trek Select Spock Action Figure
A Diamond Select Release! Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! It’s an all-new Star Trek action figure line designed especially for collectors! Packaged in display-friendly Select packaging, each 7-inch scale figure comes with a diorama-style accessory and interchangeable parts for a variety of display options. The first offering in this new series is Commander Spock, first officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise, who comes with a cave backdrop and the Horta alien from the classic episode ‘Devil in the Dark.’ Get in on the ground floor of this exciting new line!
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