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Posted May 16, 2011 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (May 18, 2011)

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (May 18, 2011)

Our picks of comics (singles, TPBs, HCs OGNs) that will be released weekly . We know that comic books are expensive and its hard to spend cash these days. We are here to guide you what books are great and worthy to buy. We will release this every Tuesday.

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Alpha Flight #0.1

By: Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente, Ben Oliver, phil jimenez
Because YOU demanded it: Exploding out of FEAR ITSELF with an all-new series is the ORIGINAL Alpha Flight by the superstar creative team of writers Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente and artist Dale Eaglesham — with covers by the incomparable Phil Jimenez! Get in on the ground floor of this highly anticipated maxi-series with this standalone adventure by artist X: Who are Guardian, Vindicator, Sasquatch, Snowbird, Shaman, Northstar, Aurora, and Marrina? How did they become their nation’s most beloved heroes? And are they strong enough to withstand their greatest challenge yet? DO YOU FEAR…YOUR COUNTRY TURNING ON YOU?

Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Amazing Spider-Man #661

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by ReIlly Brown
Cover by Ed mcGuinness
X-Men Evolutions Variant by TBA
GUEST STARRING AVENGERS ACADEMY! After his work with the new FF wraps for the week, what can the original teenaged superhero teach the worlds most at risk group of super-powered teens? Find out when Spider-Man substitutes at the Avengers Academy! But it’s far from a normal day at school when a field trip is interrupted by a vengeful PSYCHO-MAN armed with hate, doubt and fear! Guest starring the FF, Giant-Man… and the Malevolent Marvel Monster Mayhem of MONSTEROSO! Plus a ‘Day in the Life of Spider-Man’ by Paul Benjamin and Javier Pulido!

Format: 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Avengers Academy #14

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by SEAN CHEN & TOM RANEY
Covers by BILLY TAN
It’s Super Hero Prom and the Sinister Six in two big issues of the comic iFanboy named the ‘Best New Book of 2010’! First the Academy hosts a dance like none you’ve ever seen, guest starring the Young Allies, former members of the Initiative…and featuring smack downs and smooch downs! Then the trainees get a crash course in big-time villainy as they take on Spider-Man’s greatest foes, the Sinister Six, in a story that will have major ramifications when FEAR ITSELF hits next month!

Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Batman #710

Written by TONY DANIEL; Art by TONY DANIEL & RYAN WINN; Cover by TONY DANIEL
Two-Face is back! As an unknown villain targets Two-Face and other Gotham City crimelords for extermination, Batman discovers that Kitrina Falcone, a.k.a. “CATGIRL,” is next on the hit list! Can he save the junior mobster in time? And will helping Kitrina force Catwoman to get involved?
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Batman and Robin #23

Written by JUDD WINICK; Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH; 1:10 Variant cover by GENE HA
Jason Todd – Batman’s one-time sidekick, currently the anti-hero known as Red Hood – has been imprisoned in Arkham Asylum for the past several months. But after a period of good behavior, will a transfer to a lower-security prison mean reformation for Jason Todd . . . or is trouble waiting in the wings for Batman and Robin? Don’t miss “The Streets Run Red” part one of three!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Batman: Gates of Gotham #1 (of 6)

Written by SCOTT SNYDER and KYLE HIGGINS; Art and Cover by TREVOR MCCARTHY; 1:25 Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
When a mystery as old as Gotham City itself surfaces, Batman assembles a team of his greatest detectives – including Red Robin, Owlman, I-Ching and others – to investigate this startling new enigma. As clues are discovered and the mystery deepens, Batman’s team soon finds itself on a journey that explores different eras in Gotham’s history and touches upon notable Gotham families including the Waynes, Kanes, and Elliotts.
This miniseries spins out of recent events in the Batman titles and sets the stage for several exciting storylines in 2011. Additionally, this limited series touches upon mysterious story elements introduced in Grant Morrison’s RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE. Featuring many exciting Batman Family guest stars!
Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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DMZ #65 (MR)

Written by BRIAN WOOD; Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI; Cover by JP LEON
“Free States Rising”
“Free States Rising” concludes here as the final battle for the city of Manhattan, as well as the fate of the entire country, begins to unfold. Matty Roth, the ultimate embedded journalist, reconnects with his on-again off-again friend Zee, who finds Matty a very changed man since she last saw him.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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DeadpoolMax #8 (MR)

Written by Dave Lapham
Pencils & Cover by Kyle Baker
Deadpool is AWOL, and if anyone finds out, Hydra Bob will spend the rest of his miserable days in a very deep and dark hole. With world on the brink of Armageddon Bob will have to don Deadpool’s abandoned duds and go it alone. But will years of experience and red tights be enough to stop the terrorist plans of the deadly Moon Knights and their stockpile of Liquid X? Hell no. If Bob is to pull off this mission he’ll need to revisit some very painful memories of the night his life all went wrong. A night of love, betrayal, and big bombs spent in a little town called Bangkok….
Format: 48pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Fables #105 (MR)

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM; Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA; Cover by JOAO RUAS
“Super Team” part 4
In “Super Team” part 4, Ozma’s super team is ready to fight, but there’s a complication: Mister Dark isn’t the only one of the Great Powers on the warpath. The North Wind just blew into town with bad news for Bigby: His ghostly son must die. Talk about bad timing! Remember when Bigby promised his father that “The next time I come after you, I’ve made arrangements to make sure I’m able to kill you”? That time is here! It’s father vs. son. Will Bigby survive one battle so he can help with the other?

Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Generation Hope #7

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Espin
CLASSIFIED!

Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Hellblazer #279 (MR)

Written by PETER MILLIGAN; Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI; Cover by SIMON BISLEY
Our newly married urban mage doesn’t know it, but his niece, Gemma, blames him for a brutal assault. Now she’s planning a suitably demonic revenge – and she’s dangerously out of her depth. Meanwhile, Constantine’s got himself a new thumb – but any pleasure this might bring him is cut short when his young wife reveals a terrible secret. Well, what did he expect? That married life would be one long honeymoon?
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Herc #3

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils by NEIL EDWARDS
Cover by CHRIS STEVENS
X-Men Evolutions Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! FEAR ITSELF has made its way to Hercules’ home turf! Stripped of his powers, Herc must change everything he knows about being a hero to win the day. But against an army of monsters and super villains, what chance does a mere mortal have? Find out when Herc shows the world the true measure of a superhero in Herc #3!

Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Heroes For Hire #7

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by BRAD WALKER
Covers by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
It’s two issues in one month-and both star Spider-Man! Which Captain America foe is kicking Paladin’s teeth in? Will the wall-crawler help a mercenary? And is Spider-Man for hire? Find out as the mysteries from the opening issues collide in the new story arc of the book that IGN.com calls ‘a wholly successful debut…with panels that pop off the page!’

Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Hulk #33

Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils and Cover by GABRIEL HARDMAN V
ariant Cover by ED McGUINNESS
X-Men Evolutions Variant by GREG TOCCHINI
Two nightmarish new villains attack Red Hulk at his most vulnerable! After sleepless weeks on edge, Red Hulk is losing it fast. Perfect timing for enemies mounting separate attacks-and the deadliest comes from a dark horror restored to the world, known as BLACK FOG. Deadliest until the world-ender called THE OMEGEX arrives! The book CBR says ‘continues to impress…’

Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Invincible Iron Man #504

Written by MATT FRACTION
Art and Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
X-Men Evolutions Variant by BRANDON PETERSON
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN FEAR ITSELF reaches its hand deep into the heart of the City of Lights! Iron Man races to Paris, France, to encounter one of ‘The Worthy’ waiting there for him. How will the ultimate man of science react to a city turned to stone? And if that weren’t bad enough, the world is going mad as the avatars of the Serpent start their rampages. How resilient is Resilient? How strong is iron?

Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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The Legion of Super Heroes #13

Written by PAUL LEVITZ; Art and cover by YILDIRAY CINAR and WAYNE FAUCHER
The battle with the Legion of Super-Villains rages on as the fate of the planet Colu hangs in the balance!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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The Li’l Depressed Boy #4

By: S. Steven Struble, Sina Grace
‘THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT’
After birthdays, concerts, bowling and house parties, The Li’l Depressed Boy feels closer to his dream girl more than ever before. In this issue: A new friend, some fried rice, and a kiss.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Hundred Penny Press: Rocketeer #1

Celebrate the launch of the all-new Rocketeer anthology with this value-priced look at the classic material by Dave Stevens, as fully remastered and recolored by Eisner-winner Laura Martin! This material would cost much more in the back-issue bin and not look half as nice!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $1.00

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Rocketeer Adventures #1 (of 4)

By: Allred, Busiek, Cassaday, Alex Ross, Dave Stevens
The Rocketeer Flies Again! Dave Stevens unveiled the Rocketeer nearly 30 years ago to instant acclaim, and in all the years since that auspicious debut, respect for Dave’s talent and his greatest creation have only continued to grow. Last year, IDW had the honor of releasing the complete Rocketeer saga in several editions, showcasing the work of this great artist as it was always meant to be seen-completely remastered, with nearly every page scanned directly from the originals and recolored by Dave’s hand-picked colorist. Today we are able to celebrate Dave’s talent once again, with an all-new Rocketeer anthology miniseries written and drawn by some of the finest creators in comics, and with the full cooperation of the Stevens family. The first star-studded issue of The Rocketeer features a gorgeous cover by Alex Ross, and terrific stories by John Cassaday, Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, and Michael Kaluta, plus outstanding pin-ups by Mike Mignola and Jim Silke-all paying tribute to the continued legacy of Rocketeer and Dave Stevens!
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Science Dog Special #2

By: Robert Kirkman, Corey Walker, Dave Steward
FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE. FIGHT EVIL WITH SCIENCE!
Collecting the never before reprinted Science Dog back-up story from INVINCIBLE #75, as well as the ALL-NEW full-length, never-before-seen conclusion of the story!
This story has been years in the making-don’t miss its epic conclusion!
Format: SPECIAL
Price: $3.50

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Silver Surfer #4 (of 5)

Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by HARVEY TOLIBAO
Cover by LEE WEEKS
A NEW HERALD RISES AS THE FF’S FUTURE FOUNDATION GUEST-STARS! High Evolutionary’s grand design is rewriting the world and Surfer can’t save us on his own. The Future Foundation joins the fight as our penultimate issue builds to a cosmic climax that will be the Silver Surfer’s greatest sacrifice ever! Plus: A herald as you’ve never seen before!

Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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Sigil #3 (of 4)

Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK, ED TADEO
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Two ships, the El Cazador and the Red Harvest, are neck and neck racing for the same prize: a buried treasure that could be a millennia-old secret weapon. Samantha Rey knows the way, but October is able to guess her every move – and the Red Harvest doesn’t have to stop when it runs out of ocean…

Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #7

Written by NICK SPENCER; Art by CAFU and BIT; Cover by FIONA STAPLES
Kick-starting the second arc of the hit new series, this issue shines a spotlight on the original Iron Maiden! What ties does this classic foe of the original team have to the current lineup? All we know for sure is that the new Dynamo better watch out, because she sure enjoyed causing the old one pain! Action and intrigue abound in this perfect jumping-on point for new readers!

Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Thunderbolts #157

Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by KEV WALKER
Cover by J.S. Rossbach
Eastern Europe. Castles. Witches. Werewolves. Satana is having interesting effects on her team members, The Thunderbolts – and now the daughter of Satan will lead them into the Occult! Back in the states, Songbird takes her initial crew of NEXT Thunderbolts out to see how they work together. Hint: It’s not a good time to be in charge of Thunderbolts teams….

Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #4 (of 6)

Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils by LEINIL YU with STEPHEN SEGOVIA Cover by LEINIL YU Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH
It’s super hero versus super hero in this epic battle that pits former allies against each other. When the heroes power up there’s bound to be major damage and what happens here will change the life of an Ultimate character…one way or the other!?

Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #158

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY Variant Cover by STEVE McNIVEN
Death of Spider-Man
The Sinister Six are determined to bury Spider-Man for good, and if Spider-Man can’t find Aunt May or Mary Jane, they could be going with him. “Death of Spider-Man” rages on, and the real question is, will anyone survive?

Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Uncanny X-Force #10

By: Rick Remender, Billy Tan, Esad Ribic
CLASSIFIED

Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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The Walking Dead Weekly #20 (MR)

By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore
After the earth shattering events of past issues, Lori is left dealing with the choices she’s made and the events that have transpired of no fault of her own. Meanwhile steps are made to turn the prison into a home. Things are winding down and life is becoming more bearable. If only they could forget what they just went through.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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X-Men Giant-Size #1

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by PACO MEDINA & DALIBOR TALAJIC
Cover by ED McGUINESS
Variant Cover by PACO MEDINA
Fantastic Four Anniversary Variant by Simone Bianchi
‘FROM FIRST TO LAST’
Think you know everything there is to know about the original X-Men? Think again! Something happened to Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel, Iceman and Professor X years ago, a secret so horrible that it has been locked away in the dark corner of Cyclops’ mind until today. What crisis strikes in the present that calls upon memories of the past? Witness the astonishing debut of the Evolutionaries! Taking the lead for a few issues is famed X-Men writer CHRIS YOST (X-FORCE) and with all this danger, he’s lucky to have regular X-MEN artist PACO MEDINA and DALIBOR TALAJIC (PUNISHER) along for the ride.

Format: 40pg., COMIC
Price: $4.99

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Zombies vs. Robots: Undercity #2 (of 4)

By: Chris Ryall, Mark Torres, Torres, Garry Brown
The zombie plague has overrun the world above, so a band of survivors has gone underground. Meanwhile, Rev. Ironwood, one of the chosen survivors, has elected to remain above and, with the help of his fleet of Godbots, help usher in the Rapture. But neither plan above or below goes as expected. If it didn’t, this wouldn’t be the world of ZvR!
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Batgirl: The Flood TP

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER; Art by LEE GARBETT and TREVOR SCOTT; Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
A string of bizarre, technology-based suicides gets the attention of both Batgirl and Oracle for very different reasons in these tales from BATGIRL #9-14! The two heroes soon realize that they’re targets of The Calculator, a nefarious villain bent on revenge against Oracle.
Format: FC, 144pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

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Deadpool Max: Nutjob HC (MR) Premiere Hardcover

Written by DAVID LAPHAM
Penciled by KYLE BAKER
Cover by KYLE BAKER
When the government has a problem that’s too dangerous to handle, they call in the one man crazy enough to solve it: Deadpool. Unkillable mercenary, definite weapons expert and swordsman, hopeless romantic, nutjob. But when he’s targeting the likes of Hammerhead, leader of the most powerful criminal organization in the world, or Baron Helmut Emmerich Von Zemo, hood-wearing warrior of hate, even an unkillable super-agent may not be enough! You may think you know Deadpool, but you have no idea. Guest-starring Cable, the Taskmaster, and Domino! Collecting DEADPOOL MAX #1-6.
Format: 144pg., HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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Dong Xoai, Vietnam 1965 TP

Written by JOE KUBERT; Art and cover by JOE KUBERT
Joe Kubert, one of the most influential storytellers in comics history, tells the harrowing, true story of a detachment of Special Forces soldiers on a simple recon mission into the village of Dong Xoai, Vietnam, that turned suddenly deadly.
DONG XOAI, VIETNAM 1965 has a unique perspective, since Kubert based the story on extensive information gathered from the surviving members of the unit. It covers not only the action of the event but the details of deployment and build-up that led to the deadly encounter for these young American G.I.s.
For decades, Joe Kubert has shown readers the true face of war – all the suffering, horror, loss and heroism of our fighting forces. With DONG XAOI, he goes a step beyond to tell a gut-wrenching tale of sacrifice that will linger long after you are done reading.
Format: 200pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $19.99

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The Flash Omnibus By Geoff Johns Vol. 1 HC

Written by GEOFF JOHNS ; Art by ANGEL UNZUETA, DOUG HAZLEWOOD, SCOTT KOLINS, ETHAN VAN SCIVER and others; Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
The first in a series of hardcover volumes that collect all of the best-selling issues of THE FLASH written by comics superstar Geoff Johns, beginning with issues #164-176, plus THE FLASH: OUR WORLDS AT WAR #1, THE FLASH: IRON HEIGHTS and THE FLASH SECRET FILES #3!
In this volume, Wally West finds himself without his super speed in a darker, mirror version of Keystone City. Can a powerless Flash defeat Captain Cold and Mirror Master to save the city he loves? Plus, The Flash is shocked to learn that a strange cult is killing all the people he has ever rescued. Featuring art by fan-favorites Ethan Van Sciver, Scott Kolins and more!
Format: FC, 448pg., HARD COVER
Price: $75.00

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Hellblazer: City of Demons TP (MR)

Written by SI SPENCER; Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
When John Constantine is run over by a truck, it takes a little while for England’s nicotine-fueled magus to realize that he’s perched between life and death. After a few weeks of hospital rehab, Constantine finds the London streets very different from when he left them behind as a series of occult murders and mutilations demands his attention. The common denominator points back to the ER where Constantine was admitted. Collecting the 5-issue miniseries! Also included: “Another Bloody Christmas,” a tale by Dave Gibbons originally presented in VERTIGO WINTER’S EDGE #3.
Format: FC, 128pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

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The New Avengers: 100 Project

In the now-grand tradition of the uber-successful Ultimate Spider-Man #100 Project, Hulk 100 Project, and Wolverine: Weapon X Project, the Hero Initiative assembles the Avengers!
All of Hero’s 100+ original covers to Marvel Comics’ New Avengers #1 are on display in this great book.
Format: SOFT COVER
Price: $12.99

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Powers Vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl? HC (MR) Premiere Hardcover

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Heroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire. Flamboyant villains attempt daring daylight robberies. Godlike alien creatures clash in epic battle over the nighttime sky. And on the dirty city streets below, homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim do their jobs. The mysterious death of Retro Girl was the case that launched one of the most celebrated comic series of the last decade; now, this newly formatted collection of the first POWERS storyline will introduce you to the world that won the prestigious Eisner Award, and made Bendis and Oeming comic superstars. This completely redesigned, reformatted and reworked hardcover is perfect for both new readers and old. Start your POWERS library here! ‘Bendis is the funny-pages descendant of Sam Fuller, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino…’ – Entertainment Weekly ‘Bendis has rapidly become a true master of comic-book creation!’ – Comic Buyer’s Guide ‘It’s one of the best collaborations ever seen in a comic book.’ – Ain’t It Cool News
Format: 240pg., HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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Thor: World Eaters HC Premiere Hardcover

Written by MATT FRACTION, DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by PASQUAL FERRY & MARK BROOKS
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
Fraction! Ferry! Heroic Age!
THOR’s all-new creative team and all-new era kick off HERE!
In the wake of SIEGE, Asgard must take its proper place as the Golden Realm, most glorious of the Nine Worlds of myth. But that means Thor’s home isn’t just a beacon – it’s a target! And what happens to the Asgardians and the denizens of all Nine Worlds – including Earth! – when a dark, destructive force from another reality comes on the warpath?
Plus: The nefarious Grey Gargoyle, on a quest for immortality, sets out to attain godhood in Asgard. Thor, God of Thunder, must end Gargoyle’s rampage! Witness an epic showdown between the Prince of Asgard and the dreaded villain with the power to turn his enemies to stone!
But can even the Mighty Thor defend the Golden City, and how will this battle impact Asgard for ages to come? Find out here!
This title collects
ThOR #615-621 and #620.1, plus material from THOR SPOTLIGHT
Format: 208pg., HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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Trouble By Mark Millar HC Premiere Hardcover

Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by TERRY DODSON
Cover by TERRY DODSON
It’s one of the most controversial stories Marvel has ever produced! When friends May and Mary take on a summer job after high school, they meet brothers Ben and Richard – and summer lovin’ ensues! Prepare for sand, sun…and lots of sex! High drama, infidelity and a pregnancy! Innovative work by Mark Millar and Terry Dodson! Collecting TROUBLE #1-5.
Format: 120pg., HARD COVER
Price: $19.99

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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man/Chameleons Vol. 2 TP

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by DAVID LAFUENTE & TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Nothing is as it seems. With Gwen Stacy, the Human Torch and Iceman boarding at Aunt May’s house, you’d think Peter Parker would have it easy for a change. But in the world of Spider-Man, that’s rarely the case. First, Spidey and his two super-powered houseguests discover their neighbor Rick Jones possesses some special abilities of his own. But how the teenager acquired them and what he’s capable of, are as big a mystery to Peter and his friends as to Rick himself. Meanwhile, with mutants outlawed across the country, what happens when federal agents find out where Kitty Pryde’s been hiding? And what can Spider-Man possibly do about it when he’s been incapacitated and replaced by a mysterious imposter? Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #7-14.
Format: 200pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $19.99

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X-Men: Age of Apocalypse Prelude TP

Written by JOHN FRANCIS MOORE, TODD DEZAGO, SCOTT LOBDELL, MARK WAID, FABIAN NICIEZA & JEPH LOEB
Penciled by JAN DUURSEMA, STEVE EPTING, ROGER CRUZ, RON GARNEY, ANDY KUBERT, TERRY DODSON & IAN CHURCHILL
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
The critically acclaimed, fan-favorite storyline that rocked the X-Men Universe to its core starts here! Legion, the supremely powerful son of Charles Xavier, wants to change the world – and he’s traveled back in time to kill Magneto to do it! Can the X-Men stop him, or will the world as we know it cease to exist? Featuring the last day of Cable’s life; Gambit vs. Sabretooth; the beginning of Archangel and Psylocke’s relationship; and Mystique, bent on revenge! Witness the final moments in the lives of the X-Men before their world changes forever! Collecting X-FACTOR #108-109, UNCANNY X-MEN #319-321, X-MEN #38-41, CABLE #20 and X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE ASHCAN EDITION.
Format: 264pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $29.99

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Zero: Jm Ken Niimura Illustrations TP (MR)

By: Jm Ken Niimura
ZERO is a selection of gorgeous illustrations by I KILL GIANTS artist JM KEN NIIMURA. This beautiful volume collects several of Niimura’s dynamic and vibrant illustrations, which were published in magazines, books and advertisements during the 2007-2009 period.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $12.99

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DC Superhero Figurine Collection Magazine Vol. 81: Batwoman

The ultimate collection for comics fans, the DC Superhero Collection Figurine Magazine brings together DC Comics’ greatest heroes and villains! Official figurines of the characters, both good and evil, are cast in lead, individually hand-painted and numbered to form an authentic collector’s edition. Each comes with a 20-page magazine providing detailed history and background on the featured characters, including exclusive images and interviews. Choose this month from Batwoman (#81) and Dr. Mid-Nite (#82).
Format: MAGAZINE
Price: $14.00

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DC Universe Online Statue: Wonder Woman

BASED ON THE ART OF JIM LEE
DC Direct continues the statue series based on art from one of the most anticipated online games of the year! The DC UNIVERSE ONLINE STATUES are from Sony Entertainment’s Massively Multi-Player Online Game, based on the art of Jim Lee! Set to include many heroes and villains from the game, each character is shown in a dynamic pose, atop a consistent base. This statue features Wonder Woman in fierce Amazon warrior stance, sword and shield in hand! Hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and measuring approximately 7.8′ high x 4.5′ wide x 3.5′ deep, this statue is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited Edition.
Format: STATUES
Price: $85.00


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