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Boys Of Steel The Creators Of Superman Yr SC
By: Marc Tyler Nobleman, Ross MacDonald
Celebrating Superman’s 75th Anniversary! Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two high school misfits in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent – meek, mild, and myopic – than his secret identity, Superman. In 1934, the summer they graduated from high school, they created a superhero who was everything they were not. It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format – the comic book. The author includes a provocative afterword about the long struggle Jerry and Joe had with DC Comics when the boys realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130. Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions.
Indestructible Hulk #9
By: Mark Waid, Matteo Scalera, Paolo Rivera
“BLIND RAGE” PART 1!
The secret of the friendship between Matt Murdock and Bruce Banner!
Hulk–on the witness stand?
Doctor Who Dalek Nemesis Previews Exclusive Charcoal T-Shirt
The Daleks are spreading across the cosmos on this charcoal gray t-shirt!
Marvel Galactus Bottle Opener
A Diamond Select Release! When we get thirsty, we pop open a bottle cap, but when the Devourer of Worlds gets thirsty, he pops a polar ice cap! The Art Asylum designers have taken the iconic head of the world-eating Galactus and turned it into a solid metal bottle opener! Measuring 4 inches tall with fridge-mountable magnets on the back, this item is a must-have for Fantastic Four fans and thirsty Marvelites everywhere!
Marvel Minimates Hulk Through the Ages Set
Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! Celebrate ten years of Marvel Minimates with the line’s brawniest box set ever, featuring none other than the Incredible Hulk! This specialty-exclusive four-pack includes the Hulk as Joe Fixit, the Maestro, the Composite Hulk and his recent Barbarian Hulk appearance. That’s four Hulking figures in one set! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and comes with various interchangeable parts and accessories.
Star Trek Select Kirk 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, and the newest offering in this series is Captain James T. Kirk! Kirk comes with a part of the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and can be displayed in combat with Khan from the classic episode ‘Space Seed.’ 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.
Doctor Who In Time & Space Essays 1963-2012
This collection of fresh essays addresses a broad range of topics in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, both old and new. The book begins with the fan: There are essays on how the show is viewed and identified with, fan interactions with each other, reactions to changes, the wilderness years when it wasn’t in production. Essays then look at the ways in which the stories are told. After discussing the stories and devices and themes, the essays turn to looking at the Doctor’s female companions and how they evolve, are used, and changed by their journey with the Doctor.
Fantastic Four #9 (Wolverine Variant Cover Edition)
By: Matt Fraction, Mark Bagley, David Yardin
Did a good-natured prank-gone-wrong mean Ben Grimm caused the accident that led Victor Von Doom down his wicked path?
As the sickness spreads to the other members of the family, their attention turns to righting this past wrong — could saving Victor be the only way stop Dr. Doom?
Before they answer that, however, they have to deal with the Council of Dooms who treat the day of the Incident as a kind of nativity — and dozens of Dooms from dozens of realities have come to witness the birth of the Alpha Doom. . . oh boy that dorm room is gonna get crowded fast.
This variant cover edition comes bagged and boarded.
Star Trek Legacy Minimates Series 1 Assortment
A Diamond Select Release! Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! Star Trek Minimates return! With the USS Enterprise getting the Minimates treatment later this year, DST is bringing back Star Trek Minimates with a full assortment from across two TV shows and two movies! The first series of two-packs includes Star Trek II Capt. Kirk and Khan, First Contact Capt. Picard and Borg Queen, Season 7 Capt. Sisko and Jem Hadar and Capt. Archer and Xindi from Enterprise! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories. All of these Minimates will only be available on the specialty market, so order boldly!
Dan Spiegle Life In Comic Art SC
By: Mark Alexander, Jack Kirby
Dan Spiegle is one of the most respected comic artists of the last 60 years, with a career spanning the Golden Age of comics through the modern era. In this book, author John Coates documents Dan’s entire life in comics through interviews filled with insight into the comic industry, colorful anecdotes of meeting celebrities, plus an examination of Dan’s artists process.
Uncanny Avengers #9
By: Rick Remender, Daniel Acuna, John Cassaday
Ragnarök Now continues!
A team divided. The Apocalypse Twins triumphant.
Wolverine discovers The Midnight City and soon wishes he hadn’t.
The Horsemen of Death shatter the Avengers body and soul!
Crypt Of Horror TPB Vol. 18
By: Joe Gill, Jack Cole
More lurid Pre-Code horror, here spotlighting Quality Comics’ Web of Horror title! Stories include ‘Hangman’s Horror,’ ‘Ghost Ship,’ ‘Revenge,’ ‘The Bat and the Brain,’ ‘Avenging Ghosts,’ ‘The Girl Who Died Twice,’ ‘Dead Man’s Lode,’ ‘Artist of Evil,’ and ten others! Artists include Cole, Kirby, Powell, Barry, Ditko, and Ayers!
Doctor Who Who Ology Official Miscellany HC
Who are the members of the Doctor’s family? What are the 20 best ways to defeat a Dalek? What are the galactic coordinates of Gallifrey? Packed with amazing facts, figures and stories, Who-ology is an unforgettable journey through fifty years of Doctor Who. Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he’s visited, from Totters Lane to Trenzalore. Get lost in guides to UNIT call signs, the inner workings of sonic screwdrivers and a complete list of Doctor Who monsters and their creators. Who-ology is an utterly unique tour of space and time.
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #108: Wasteland part 2
By: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Laurence Campbell, Dave Stewart, Dave Johnson
A spreading contagion in the Chicago wastelands turns the residents of the Windy City into vicious monsters. Will these creatures and the giant bat-faced monsters stop the B.P.R.D. from saving their missing agents?
Wasteland part 2 (of 3)
Cowritten by Mike Mignola, with art by Laurence Campbell (Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine, Punisher MAX)!
“It’s as good a time as any to check in with a series that started as a Hellboy spin-off but has become a force in its own right.”-Comic Book Resources
Cable And X-Force #10
By: Dennis Hopeless, Salvador Larroca
Guest starring the Uncanny Avengers!
Hope goes on the run, determined to help Cable whether he wants it or not. . . but the Uncanny Avengers have been keeping tabs on Hope and they’re not about to let her get tangled up with Cable’s band of fugitives!
It Girl & The Atomics #11
By: Jamie S. Rich, Natalie Nourigat, Laura Allred
“TWEENAGE FBI” Part Two
The conclusion of a special two-parter brings It Girl face-to-face with an ancient evil, one now wielding unlimited power thanks to the technological secret stolen from Atomics HQ. It Girl’s got the Kid Commandoes on her side, but will they be enough?
Featuring art by BETWEEN GEARS creator NATALIE NOURIGAT!
Batman And Batgirl #21
By: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
What deal would you make to bring someone back from the dead? And in this issue, it’s Batman vs. Batgirl!
Judge Dredd Year One #3
By: Matthew J. Smith, Simon Coleby, Greg Staples
Anarchy is spreading in Mega-City One’s Sector 3 as the psychically powerful juves go on the rampage — and to stop the chaos and save his city Dredd must cut off a dimension’s malign influence, a reality that has already succumbed to the Four Mothers. . .
100 Bullets Brother Lono #1 (of 8)
By: Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso
BROTHER LONO is a brand-new 8-issue miniseries set in the world of 100 BULLETS!
The Eisner award-winning team behind 100 BULLETS-writer Brian Azzarello, artist Eduardo Risso, colorist Trish Mulvihill, letterer Clem Robbins and cover artist Dave Johnson-reunites to tell the story of the baddest Minuteman of all.
When last we saw Lono in 100 BULLETS, Dizzy Cordova had shot him through the chest. . . but Lono always was too tough to die. Now, after the final events of 100 BULLETS, Lono finds himself in Mexico working on the side of the angels.
But there’s always more to a 100 BULLETS story, so pick up this EXTRA-SIZE first issue to see what’s really going on with BROTHER LONO, the cold-blooded killer you hate to love!
Green Lantern New Guardians #21
By: Justin Jordan, Brad Walker, Rafael Albuquerque
The Templar Guardians have been locked away for millennia, but they have a VERY clear idea of what they need to do next — and of all the Lanterns in the universe, they need Kyle Rayner’s help. So it’s a shame he wants nothing to do with them! But once he sees the strange anomaly lurking at the edge of the universe, he may have no choice but to get on board with their mission. . .
Age Of Ultron #10 (of 10)
By: Brian Michael Bendis, Brandon Peterson
THE FINALE! The biggest secret in comics will be revealed to you! An ending so confidential even the artists of this book don’t know what lies on the final pages! A surprise so big that comic book legend Joe Quesada himself returns to the pages of Marvel Comics to draw a sequence that people will be talking about for years. *All covers of Age Of Ultron #10 will be polybagged
Animal Man #21
By: Jeff Lemire, Steve Pugh, Jae Lee
“SPLINTER SPECIES” begins here as Buddy’s grief and increasing celebrity threaten to tear him apart.
Plus, a major new antagonist is revealed!
Dark Shadows Year One #3
By: Marc Andreyko, Guiu Vilanova, Patrick Berkenkotter
Will Barnabas’ bloodlust destroy everyone he has ever loved? Angelique, the seemingly immortal witch, wants eternal revenge on Barnabas for spurning her love and it looks like Josette, his soul mate, shall pay the ultimate price! And as bodies pile up, the cold-blooded Reverend Trask continues his witch-hunt and no one will stand in the way of his righteous fury!
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #10
By: Andy Diggle, Andy Kuhn, Mark Buckingham
The missing Doctor has been found! But now the TARDIS has vanished, leaving him and his companion stranded in a strange dimension with seemingly infinite skies! How do they plan to escape this steampunk world? By using a World War II-era atomic bomb, of course! Join us for ‘Sky Jacks,’ Part 2 of 4!
Legion Of Super Heroes #21
By: Paul Levitz, Jeff Johnson, Francis Portela
The Legion is overwhelmed and on the edge of defeat at the hands of the fully formed Fatal Five. . . is there any hope left? The ultimate story of Super Hero survival continues!
Saga TPB Vol. 02
By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Collecting the epic second storyline of the smash hit series Entertainment Weekly called “the kind of comic you get when truly talented superstar creators are given the freedom to produce their dream comic.” Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and alien monstrosities, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters her family’s greatest challenge yet: the grandparents.
This title collects
By: J. H. Williams, Francesco Francavilla
In the aftermath of the Medusa ordeal, Killer Croc is rescued by a mysterious cult. . . but what connection do they have with Batwoman, and why do they need to see her die?
By: Jonathan Hickman, Stefano Caselli, Leinil Francis Yu
“THE SIGNAL” — Prelude to Infinity
All of the Origin Sites go active as the Earth begins to communicate with something much more ancient than human civilizations.
The Terror scientists of A.I.M. unveil the S7 program.
Prelude to INFINITY: Part One.
Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #3
By: Tim Siedell, Ivan Fernandez, Denis Frietas, Michael Atiyeh, Ariel Olivetti
Darth Vader’s search for the culprits behind an assassination attempt on the Emperor leads to a shattered Star Destroyer floating lifeless above a mysterious moon. On the ground he finds no survivors-instead ancient ruins, and frightening inhabitants. All the while, a hunter follows, waiting for the moment to strike!
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