SUPER-FLY FANDIMONIUM by Max Lake – FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #1 REVIEW

If I had to sum up Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1, I would have to say weirdness abounds in this comic but that’s all good. In fact it’s all great! DC’s version of Frankenstein is based on the classic monster from Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s book, but looks more like the Universal version armed to the teeth. He originated in a Batman Detective Comics story from 1948 and since then has been reworked over the years by Len Wein, and more recently, Grant Morrison in his Seven Soldiers of Victory epic. Now Jeff Lemire takes his spin on the character with Alberto Ponticelli handling both penciling and inking and colors by Jose Villarrubia and what a spin it is!


The book starts innocently enough, but quickly end up horrible as monsters rampage through the community of Bone Lake, Washington. The scene cuts to Frankenstein coming to S.H.A.D.E.’s new headquarters, the Ant Farm, which a miniaturized impenetrable super fortress flying over New York. Then there’s Father Time, who you’ll have to see for yourself. There’s really no time to ask questions, and all the craziness is accepted at face value by Frankenstein and the other members of S.H.A.D.E. as they enter a Matrix-like tech to go over the monster attack, and while it’s something that may have come off as stupid from another writer, Lemire pulls it and all the other surreal aspects perfectly.


A surprise cameo in the book is made by Ray Palmer, who is better known as the Atom but did not indicate any connection to that identity here. However, the reason he works with S.H.A.D.E. is his shrinking technology and it powering the Ant Farm. Then there’s Division M, better known as the Creature Commandos who appropriately are called in to fight the monster invasion. While I don’t know much about the Creature Commandos other than they date back to the 1980’s, you don’t need to know anything to see that this new version of the commandos is anything but campy; they are very bizarre but totally kick butt. There’s a merwoman scientist complete with a fish bowl helmet, a werewolf who’s eager to please, a vampire created by the offshoot of the Man-Bat serum, and a mummy, who is crazily (but somehow appropriately) the medic. To top it all off, Frankenstein’s four armed wife and fellow agent, the Bride makes an appearance too, but she has gone missing after investigating the monsters. It’s up to Frank and the gang to get her back.


The art, similar to Travel Foreman’s work in Lemire’s other DC book, Animal Man, is very different than your usual artistic fare. However, the art’s weirdness is perfect for the surreal world of Frankenstein and S.H.A.D.E. There’s a great two page spread action scene depicting Frank and the Commandos taking on monsters that is illustrated really well. I really like the Creature Commandos’ design and Frankenstein looks pretty intimidating. I really dig what I’m seeing here. Ponticelli is doing great work and Villarrubia’s colors add nicely to the mix.


Despite all the monsters and mayhem, horror’s not the driving force here. It’s more sci-fi, dark humor, great action and all around weirdness. With issue #2 now available (and also a good read), see for yourself why Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. should be on your pull list and what the fuss over Jeff Lemire is about. Lemire brings his best and has a great art team backing him up to bring out some pretty interesting characters and places in the new DC Universe. It’s weird, it’s different and it rocks because of it.

SUPER-FLY FANDIMONIUM by Max Lake – Resurrection Man #1 Review

Resurrection Man is certainly one of DC’s lesser known properties, as he had his own series between 1997-1999, and was created by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Jackson Duice. While making a few appearances since then, Resurrection Man has remained a mostly unknown hero but now stands in the spotlight with his own new series as part of DC’s New 52, with creators Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning returning to writing duties and Fernando Dagnino doing artwork with Santi Arcas handling colors. Resurrection Man #1 surprised me with its great quality and interesting premise, and I was not very familiar with the character at all until this issue.


The book’s premise is that Mitchell “Mitch” Shelley has a problem: he comes back to life every time he dies. Each time he is reborn, he is born with a new and different super power, which also seems to guide his actions after dying. Why is this a problem? Shelley has died and been reborn so many times that his soul has become very attractive to individuals on both sides of the afterlife, and he must stay on the run. I really like how Resurrection Man’s powers are described. In fact, in the opening scene, Resurrection Man is coming back to life and the details he uses to describe coming back to life make for an inviting hook to read the rest of the book. The rest of the book continues to show these powers and the struggles Resurrection Man must go through.


It’s a really different super hero book, certainly one for more mature audiences. Like both Swamp Thing and Animal Man it reminds me of classic Vertigo while still being set in the DCnU and having a super hero feel to it. The book has such a cool vibe to it, that it makes me wonder why this character’s first series only lasted a couple years. Perhaps it was a bit ahead of its time in the late 90s? Whatever the reason, I hope people don’t hesitate to give the book a try now: it’s great.


Spanish artist Fernando Dagnino, who previously worked on Superman prior to the New 52 launch, has a presence that definitely brings a lot of fantastic energy to the book, with great illustrations of Resurrection Man’s powers, people, buildings, planes and a pair of hottie bounty hunters—whatever he draws comes to life well on the comic page. Resurrection Man doesn’t have much of a costume, as it seems he is always reborn naked, but the look of the character is someone who has been carrying on for a long time and is tired for it. The overall tone of the art is somewhat dark, but it suits the nature of the comic quite well.


The end left me wondering if Resurrection Man’s problems were only starting, and I was disappointed it came to an end so soon. It plays out great as a first issue though, introducing the premise, the character and the problems he has very well to first time readers. Lanning and Abnett do such a great job here that I’m hopeful DC capitalizes on the new series and releases some trade paperbacks of the original series so I can see their earlier work with Resurrection Man. I definitely wasn’t expecting to like Resurrection Man #1 as much as I did. I totally want to see where this book is going, so I plan to stick around. A grown up super hero comic, Resurrection Man #1 is a fantastic new series that is certainly going to be one to watch.

SUPER-FLY FANDIMONIUM by Max Lake – DEMON KNIGHTS #1 REVIEW

When people think of DC Comics, they don’t usually think about fantasy. There have been past exceptions with titles such as Warlord and Amethyst but despite a relatively recent run of Warlord, DC has not done much with the fantasy genre. Now writer Paul Cornell takes Jack Kirby’s magical hero Etrigan the Demon, places him smack dab in the Dark Ages, adds a few other familiar faces and creates a fantasy comic worthy of attention in Demon Knights with art by Diógenes Neves penciling, Oclair Albert inking and Marcelo Maiolo doing the coloring.


The story opens with the fall of Camelot, and it provides a quick origin of Etrigan explaining how his human form Jason Blood came to be possessed by the Demon form. Then it jumps to the Dark Ages where Etrigan the Demon travels with fellow immortal and his lady love, Madam Xanadu. They stop at a pub to get a pint and everything goes to hell. Things happen quickly, with the characters thrown together after meeting. Other notable DC characters that pop up are the immortal Vandal Savage and the Shining Knight, who is not all “he” pretends to be. It is really cool to see familiar characters existing in the past and associating with one another in this world of swords and sorcery.


Etrigan, Xanadu and the others find themselves in the way of a rampaging horde sent out on a mission to conquer everything in their path. The rulers behind the horde are the Lord of Chaos Mordru (who has fought the Legion of Super-Heroes and the Justice Society previously in different time periods) and the Questing Queen, a new character. Quickly uniting under the threat of invasion, the warriors visiting the pub quickly find themselves in over their heads.


Not everyone is introduced fully, as some characters don’t get much of a time to shine or are hidden in shadows. One character that doesn’t show up is Harry Tanner, Eminence of Blades, another immortal who was seen fighting alongside the Demon Knights in Stormwatch #1 (also written by Cornell) in a flashback. Regardless, the table is set for high adventure in a tale of gathering heroes worthy of a well executed Dungeons & Dragons game and the best fantasy novels. All of the characters are interesting and have potential to shine, and their adversaries are ruthless in their quest for power.


Cornell really writes an intriguing tale with these characters and it works well in entrancing the reader and ends with a compelling hook. The artwork is also quite good and is packed with detail. Etrigan sports a new armored look which suits the setting well, and Maiolo’s colors are especially nice, livening up Neves’ pencils and Albert’s inks. The creators’ work combines to bring about a great start to what looks to be a compelling series.


Overall, Demon Knights #1 provides a great fantasy story with an unlikely teaming of old and new DC characters who certainly will have their work cut out for them. You need not know anything for this book, and it does a good job of introducing Kirby’s Demon in the series’ setting of resistance against the overwhelming horde. Magic, mystery and swordplay abound as the issue comes together and make Demon Knights #1 an adventure worth taking.

Comics and Items 10/26/11

27 SECOND SET #2 (OF 4)
ABE SAPIEN DEVIL DOES NOT JEST #2

ABSOLUTE ALL STAR SUPERMAN HC NEW PTG – Written by GRANT MORRISON Art and cover by FRANK QUITELY

The Eisner Award-winning 12-issue series from Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely is now available in Absolute format! The Man of Steel battles Bizarro, Zibarro and more before facing the final revenge of Lex Luthor. Also includes a bonus sketchbook section and more!

ACTION COMICS #1 3RD PTG
ACTION COMICS #2
AGE OF BRONZE #27
AGE OF BRONZE #28
AGE OF BRONZE #29
AGE OF BRONZE #30

ALI BABA & THE FORTY THIEVES RELOADED GN – W) Poulomi Mukherjee (A) Amit Tayal

Ali Baba’s life was far from fantastic – a small house in the poorest part of Mumbai, a loving son, and his own autorickshaw. Until one day, he accidentally stumbles upon the secret stash of a gang of forty thieves. What follows is a storm that changes his life completely. One little dip into the pile, and Ali Baba finds that the robbers aren’t ones to take things lightly. They are dangerous, armed, and cunning. And while Ali Baba himself isn’t a greedy man, the secret doesn’t stay with him! The classic tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from The Arabian Nights is recast in contemporary times.

ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #12
ALL STAR WESTERN #2
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #672

AME COMI V.1 CHEETAH STEALTH VARIANT FIGURE – DESIGNED BY UDON STUDIOS

HISSSSSS!

Dressed in black, this variant version of Wonder Woman’s number one nemesis sneaks her way back into the world of Ame-Comi.

Packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook, this non-articulated PVC statue stands approximately 9″ high and includes a display base.

AME COMI ZATANNA V.1 HALLOWEEN VARIANT FIGURE – DESIGNED BY UDON STUDIOS

SUCOP SOCUH!

DC’s mystical magician celebrates her favorite holiday by donning orange and black tails and top hat and performing a show for her adoring fans. This variant version of Zatanna includes a mini bunny monster emerging from her hat!

Packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook, this non-articulated PVC statue stands approximately 9″ high and includes a display base

ANGEL & FAITH #3
ANIMAL LAND GN VOL 02
ANNE RICE SERVANT OF THE BONES #3 (OF 6)
ANNIHILATORS EARTHFALL #2 (OF 4)
AQUAMAN #2
ARCHIE #626
ARCHIE & FRIENDS #158
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #223
ASTONISHING X-MEN #43
AVENGELYNE #4
AVENGERS ACADEMY #20 FEAR ITSELF

AVENGERS SOLO #1 (OF 5) – Written by JEN VAN METER with JIM MCCANN Penciled by ROGER ROBINSON Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

THE ARROWED AVENGER RETURNS! When a stranger lies dead at the Avengers’ doorstep, Hawkeye won’t let his world be implicated in a grisly murder. But what seems to be a simple murder gives way to a gruesome conspiracy – one Hawkeye can’t walk away from – and one that involves…The Trapster?! Jen Van Meter (BLACK CAT) and Roger Robinson (Batman: Gotham Knights) bring Hawkeye with a?vengeance! Also, Hank Pym and the class of Avengers Academy leave the school behind for a mystery too fantastic to believe, by Jim McCann

BART SIMPSON COMICS #64
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #2
BETTY & VERONICA #256

BILLY MAJESTIC HUMPTY DUMPTY TP – (W) Billy Majestic (A) Various (CA) Jordan Joranov

Billy Majestic (w) o Jordan Joranov, Angel Dimitrov, Yasen Denev, Venelin Dinkov (a) o Jordan Joranov (c)
Adapting the forthcoming feature film, two backwoods brothers ambush a landing party of extraterrestrial beings on their swampland, killing the males and taking the lone female captive. After months of torturous imprisonment and misconduct, she becomes impregnated by one of the sadistic brothers and dies giving birth to a monstrous, half-alien, half-human, egg-shaped creature with extraterrestrial powers, bent on bloody revenge – HUMPTY DUMPTY! Written by Billy Majestic with blood-curdling art by Jordan Joranov!

BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 07
BLACK GOD TP VOL 14

BLACK LANTERN 1/4 SCALE POWER BATTERY & RING PROP – From the pages of BLACKEST NIGHT!

Fueled by death and the darkness of the universe, wearers of black power rings seek to eliminate all life and light from the emotional spectrum.

For nine consecutive months in 2011, DC Direct releases a 1:4 scale light-up Power Battery and light-up Ring Prop Replica Set featuring a color from the spectrum of the hugely popular DC Comics’ epic BLACKEST NIGHT.

The Black Lantern 1:4 Scale Power Battery and the Black Power Ring sit in a translucent display and are removable from the stand. Both light up, featuring manual on/off switches.

The Power Battery measures approximately 2.875″ high (minus handle) x 1.75″ wide x 2.375″ deep and is made of PVC/ABS. The Power Ring fits most sizes and lights up when worn. The translucent acrylic display measures approximately 1.5″ high x 2″ wide x 3.25″ deep. The set is packaged on a 4-color blister.

BLACKHAWKS #2
BONE COLOR ED HC VOL 04
BREED III #6 (OF 7)
BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD TP VOL 09
BRIDES STORY HC GN BOOK 02
BRIMSTONE #6
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 8 TP VOL 02 NO FUTURE FOR YOU
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 8 TP VOL 03 WOLVES AT THE GATE
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 8 TP VOL 04 TIME OF YOUR LIFE
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #623

CAPTAIN AMERICA TRIAL OF CAPTAIN AMERICA TP – Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by DANIEL ACUNA, JACKSON GUICE & MITCH BREITWEISER Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
As Bucky, he was Captain America’s partner and a scourge of the Axis during WWII. But as the Winter Soldier, he was a brainwashed Soviet assassin during the Cold War. Now, with his secret exposed, James Buchanan Barnes can no longer hide his past. The whole world knows the man wearing the uniform of Captain America was once an enemy agent, and they want answers. But a trial for Bucky is only the start: The Red Skull’s wicked daughter, Sin, has her own plans of persecution for Captain America! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #611-615 and #615.1.

CAPTAIN SWING #4 (OF 4)
CASPERS SCARE SCHOOL #1 (OF 4)
CHARMED #15 (MR)
CHI SWEET HOME GN VOL 07
CLINT #11
COBRA ONGOING #6
DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #16

DANGER GIRL DLX ED TP – Andy Hartnell (w) o J. Scott Campbell (a & c)

Sexy girl spies, drawn as only J. Scott Campbell can! Danger Girl follows the story of renowned Archeologist and adventurer Abbey Chase as she is recruited by a super-secret spy organization. Along with fellow operatives, Sydney Savage and Natalia Kasstle, Abbey receives her first mission: to locate a series of mystical relics and keep them out of the hands of the Hammer Syndicate, a huge criminal network bent on world domination!

DAREDEVIL #5
DARKNESS #94
DC COMICS PRESENTS CATWOMAN GUARDIAN OF GOTHAM #1
DC COMICS PRESENTS JACK KIRBY OMNIBUS SAMPLER #1
DEAD MANS RUN #0
DEADPOOL #45
DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE HC VOL 02 TREASURE ISLAND

DOCTOR WHO FUTURE SONIC SCREWDRIVER – Imported from the UK! Summoned to a planet-wide library known only as The Library, the Doctor and Donna discover an archeological expedition led by the mysterious Dr. River Song. Curiously, while the Doctor had never met Song, she was quite familiar with him; she even carries the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver, heavily modified with additional features! The Doctor Who: Future Sonic Screwdriver recreates River Song’s sonic screwdriver from “Silence in the Library” as a 7″ long replica that includes light and sound effects, plus blue and red interchangeable LED ends. As the mysteries of River are about to be revealed, don’t let this sonic screwdriver be a mystery to you!

DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL #29
DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ #2 (OF 8)
DR WHO INSIDER #7
DR WHO MAGAZINE #439
DREAM LOGIC #4
FANTASTIC FOUR BY JOE QUESADA FOLDED PROMO POSTER
FANTASTIC FOUR BY JONATHAN HICKMAN TP VOL 04
FF #11

FFXIV STUFFED MOOGLE KUPLU KOPO – Imported from Japan! Adventure awaits in Square-Enix’s new online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV. Moogles (also known as “Moguri,” a combination of the Japanese words for mole and bat) are commonly appearing creatures that appear throughout many of the Square-Enix worlds and games, including the Final Fantasy series, Chocobo, and the Kingdom Hearts series. This fun Moogle plush is a cute little companion with bat wings that stands 12 1/2″ tall!

FLASH #2

FLASHPOINT HC – Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art by ANDY KUBERT and SANDRA HOPE Cover by ANDY KUBERT

The red-hot, sold-out five-issue miniseries from Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert is back in a new hardcover!
This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It’s a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it?
It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of The Outsider, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces! It’s a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can’t find the villain who altered the time line!

FLY #5
FOUR EYES TP VOL 01 FORGED IN FLAMES
FRANK BOOK SC

FREDDY KRUEGER STYLIZED REISSUE ROTO FIG – Mezco gives Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger the stylized treatment and creates an instant classic. Standing 9″ tall, he features 8 points of articulation, an in-scale Elm Street sign, a removable cloth sweater and hat, and the infamous tongue phone. Window box packaging.

FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #2
GAME OF THRONES #2
GEARS OF WAR #20
GRIM FAIRY TALES DREAM EATER CROSSOVER CONCLUSION (PT 12)
GRIM FAIRY TALES HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2011
GIANT-SIZE GRIM FAIRY TALES 2011
GLADSTONES SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #6
GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #8
GOLD DIGGER ANNUAL #17
GOLD DIGGER HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2011
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #2
GREEN RIVER KILLER TRUE DETECTIVE STORY HC
GREEN WOMAN TP
GUARDING THE GLOBE #6 (OF 6)

HALO GREAT JOURNEY HC – (W) Martin Robinson
Charting the glorious decade that spans Halo: Combat Evolved to Halo: Reach, Halo: The Great Journey is a lavish and spectacular review of 10 years of groundbreaking game art brought together in one place as never before. This is the ultimate gallery of the Halo universe, with sketches and concept art by acclaimed artists such as Ashley Wood, the detailed interiors and sweeping landscapes of Alex Chu, and Frank Capezzuto’s breathtaking spacescapes. In addition there is art from Halo: Legends, book covers, comic pages, marketing images, and more!

HELLDORADO #1 (OF 3)
HERO TALES GN VOL 05
HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 04
HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 15 ATONEMENT ARC PT
I VAMPIRE #1 2ND PTG
I VAMPIRE #2
INCOGNITO TP VOL 02 BAD INFLUENCES
INCORRUPTIBLE #23
INCORRUPTIBLE TP VOL 05
INCREDIBLE HULK #1
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN ORIGIN STORY YR HC
JAMES PATTERSON WITCH & WIZARD TP VOL 01 SHADOWLAND
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #630 FEAR ITSELF

JUSTICE LEAGUE BY LEE T/S XXL – Graphitti Designs celebrates the beginning of a new episode in the DC Universe with the new Justice League T-Shirt. Features the art of Jim Lee screenprinted in full-color on a heavuweight, 100% cotton shirt. Stick around and see what your favorite characters are up to. Meet the new boss…

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #2
JUXTAPOZ #130
KATO #14
KIRBY GENESIS #4
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #179

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES FLIGHT RING – FREE WITH PURCHASE! Or $1 each.

LEGION SECRET ORIGIN #1 (OF 6) – The architect of today’s Legion of Super-Heroes, Paul Levitz, delivers a science fiction odyssey on a scale you’ve never seen in a new, 6-issue miniseries!
The broad strokes of the Legion’s origin are well known, but you’ve never seen the secret machinations that went on behind the scenes! Why was the organization known as the United Planets formed? Who tried to kill R.J. Brande the first time? And what great power could leave entire planets desolate and lifeless? Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad may have founded the Legion, but the story starts here!

LIKE A SNIPER LINING UP HIS SHOT HC
LIL DEPRESSED BOY #7
LIVING CORPSE OMNIBUS TP
LUCILLE GN
MAD MAGAZINE #512
MAGDALENA #9

MEGA MAN MM HOMIES KELLY GREEN PX T/S LG/MED/XL/XXL – Mega Man and his friends are on the attack on this new t-shirt!

MIGHTY THOR #7 FEAR ITSELF
MONKEY KING GN PROMO BOOKLET
MONSTER CHRISTMAS HC
NEW MUTANTS #32 FEAR ITSELF
OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 19
PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 07
PILOT SEASON THE BEAUTY #1
PLANET OF THE APES #7
POWER LUNCH GN VOL 01
RED SKULL #4 (OF 5)
RED WING #4 (OF 4)
ROBERT BLOCH THAT HELLBOUND TRAIN TP
ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #15
SAVAGE HAWKMAN #2

SAVED BY THE BELL GUIDE TO LIFE HC – Saved by the Bell aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993 and was the highest rated show for teens and young audiences. Today this squeaky clean show continues to air on TBS and local syndication. This nostalgic guide to life features quotes and images from the show and plenty of wisdom and advice from your favorite students at Bayside High.

SCALPED #53
SECRET AVENGERS #18
SERENITY BETTER DAYS TP
SERENITY HC VOL 01 THOSE LEFT BEHIND
SERENITY SHEPHERDS TALE HC
SERENITY THOSE LEFT BEHIND TP
SHATTERED HEROES PROMO ROLLED POSTERS
SIBYL ANNE VS RATTICUS HC
SIXTH GUN #16
SKETCH MONSTERS HC VOL 01 – (W) Joshua Williamson (A/C) Vicente “Vinny” Navarrete
Eight year old Mandy isn’t what you’d call an emotional child. Whether at her own surprise birthday party, scoring the winning goal, or being stung by a bee, Mandy doesn’t show her feelings. Instead she draws them as MONSTERS in her sketchbook. But one day emotions run wild and those monsters escape! Mandy’s only help catching them is an eccentric monster named Happster, who causes more problems than he solves. Can Mandy catch all the sketch monsters and return them to her sketchbook before they destroy her town?

SMURFS GN VOL 08 SMURF APPRENTICE
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG LEGACY VOL 01
SONIC UNIVERSE #33
SOUL EATER TP VOL 07

SOUTH PARK BUTTERS 7 INCH PLUSH – We’re going down to South Park, that loveable hamlet in the mountains of Colorado, with these adorable plushes featuring the series’ familiar characters! There’s Kenny in his orange hooded jacket, with some fatal fate about to befall him. Cartman is concocting another of his devious schemes, and Butters just wants to be accepted as part of the gang. There’s always something weird going on down in South Park, and these 7″ tall plushes will bring that weirdness home!

SOUTH PARK KENNY 7 INCH PLUSH

SPACEMAN #1 (OF 9) – MATURE READERS Writer BRIAN AZZARELLO and artist EDUARDO RISSO

The Eisner Award-winning creators of 100 BULLETS – return to Vertigo with a new 9-issue miniseries, kicking off with a debut issue priced at just $1.00!
Set in a post-apocalyptic near future, SPACEMAN tells the story of Orson – a hulking, lonely loser who spends his days collecting scrap metal and dreaming of the startrekking life he was promised.
That is, until he finds himself at the center of a celebrity child kidnapping case. Seeing his chance to be a hero, Orson takes matters into his own hands…but will his actions only cause more heartbreak?

SPICE AND WOLF GN VOL 05
SPIDER-ISLAND AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #3 (OF 3)
SPIDER-ISLAND CLOAK AND DAGGER #3 (OF 3)
SPIDER-ISLAND DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #3 (OF 3)
SPIDER-MAN #19
SPIDER-MAN COMPLETE BEN REILLY EPIC TP BOOK 02
SPIDER-MAN DEADLY FOES OF SPIDER-MAN TP
SPONGEBOB COMICS #5

SQUEE TP – This series features familiar faces from Johnny, the Homicidal Maniac, but focuses on poor little Squee – Johnny’s little trauma magnet neighbor. Squee reminds us all of what childhood was all about: witnessing vicious dog attacks, being abducted by aliens, and having dinner at Satan’s house.

STAN LEE TRAVELER TP VOL 02
STAR TREK ONGOING #2
STAR TREK ONGOING #2 20 COPY INCV
STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVENTURES TP VOL 01
STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVENTURES TP VOL 03
STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVENTURES TP VOL 07
STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE III EMPIRE LOST #1 (OF 6)
STAR WARS THE COMPLETE VADER HC

STEAMPUNK HALLOWEEN ONE SHOT – Even on All Hallows’ Eve, ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties stand no chance against intrepid heroes and explorers armed with the latest steam-driven technology…or do they? Will phantoms of phlogiston fall before the stalwarts of steam, or will they be bold enough to best the brass and glass?

STITCHED #1
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE BERRY FUN #3 (OF 4)
SUPERGIRL #2
SUPERMAN #2

STAR WARS UQS EP III OBI-WAN KENOBI AF – A Diamond Select Release! The eighth figure in the Ultimate Quarter Scale line, Episode III Obi-Wan Kenobi includes a multi-layered cloth costume, hyper-realistic sculpt and over twenty-five points of articulation plus his signature lightsaber and interchangeable Force hands! Showcase your figure with the included display stand to give your collection a museum-quality piece at a fraction of the cost!

STAR WARS UQS MOS EISLEY HAN SOLO AF – The ninth figure in the Ultimate Quarter Scale line, return to the classic roots of Star Wars with this iconic release featuring none other than the most dastardly rogue in the sector, Han Solo! This latest figure stands over 19″ tall includes Solo’s multi-layered cloth costume, an all-new hyper-realistic sculpt and over twenty-five points of articulation plus his signature blaster and interchangeable hands! Showcase your figure with the included display stand to give your collection a museum-quality piece at a fraction of the cost!

TANK GIRL CARIOCA #1 (OF 3)
TEEN TITANS #1 2ND PTG
TEEN TITANS #2
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #3
THOR TRIALS OF LOKI TP
TINTIN IN THE LAND OF THE SOVIETS SC
TINTIN YOUNG READERS ED GN BROKEN EAR
TINTIN YOUNG READERS ED GN CIGARS OF THE PHARAOH

TOKIDOKI X MARVEL HULK SKATEBOARD DECK – Excelsior, True Believer, as the fourth season of high-fashion apparel pairing classic Marvel characters with the cheerfulness of the tokidoki universe comes your way in 2011! Acclaimed artist Simone Legno brings his unique design aesthetic to the Marvel Universe with his Fall 2011 collection, giving the House of Ideas a hip and hot makeover for the 21st-century. Whether it’s a Iron Man hanging out with a troop of lovestruck monkeys, Wolverine sharing a corndog with a hooded admirer, or an angry Thor caught in the grip of his berserker’s rage, tokidoki x Marvel brings the fun to Marvel’s classic, beloved characters.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #3
VAMPIRE KISSES GRAVEYARD GAMES GN VOL 01
VAMPIRELLA #11
VAMPIRELLA MASTERS SERIES TP VOL 06 JAMES ROBINSON
VAMPIRELLA SCARLET LEGION #5

VAMPIRES MARVEL UNDEAD #1 – The OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE takes a dark turn with this collection of all-new profiles! Featuring the vilest vampires (Dracula himself! Dracula’s children: Lilith, Janus and Xarus! Two Baron Bloods! Varnae, the first?vampire!), the heroes that hunt them (Blade/Eric Brooks! Rachel Van Helsing! Hannibal King! Quincy Harker!), newly converted bloodsuckers (Spitfire/Jacqueline Falsworth! The X-Men’s Jubilee!) and an expanded profile on all Marvel’s?vampires! Plus: the terror of the Hellcow!? With new images by Patrick Scherberger, Steve Kurth and Gus Vazquez!

VAULT #3 (OF 3)
VENOM #8 SPIDER ISLAND
VESCELL #3
VOODOO #1 2ND PTG
VOODOO #2
WALKING DEAD #90

WALKING DEAD VINCE TORSO STATUETTE – Who doesn’t love decayed, horrible, flesh eating zombies? Everyone does! And the best thing about zombies is Robert Kirkman’s superb comic The Walking Dead, published by Image Comics. The CS Moore Studio offers Vince, one of the shambling dead, as part of its series of gruesome zombie 1/9th-scale Torso Statuettes. At a full 4¼” tall, this fully painted, limited edition “dead fellow” will make a terrific gift for you or your favorite ghoulfriend.

WAR OF THE INDEPENDENTS #1 – (W/A) Dave Ryan, Various

Five years in the making! Dave Ryan’s magnum opus is finally here! For the first time ever in a single comic series, The War of the Independents brings together over 200 independent and creator-owned comic characters for the largest, most ambitious, inter-company crossover ever! When villains attempt create an inter-dimensional doorway for world conquest they wind up confronting a plethora of heroes from across the muiltiverse to stop them. Indie characters include Madman, Faust, Captain Canuck, Tick, Gumby, E-Man, Zen, Badger, Too Much Coffee Man, Scud, and many, many more!

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #1 – Written by JASON AARON Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO Regenesis Gold Variant by NICK BRADSHAW

Spinning directly out of X-MEN: SCHISM, the X-Men are split in two. In the oversized debut issue of the new ongoing flagship X-series, Wolverine takes one half of the X-Men back to?Westchester to start over again. But the new Hellfire Club outlast its first day ? Join Marvel Architect Jason Aaron (X-MEN: SCHISM, WOLVERINE) and legendary X-Artist Chris Bachalo (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, GENERATION X) for a brand new action-packed take on the X-Men that will set a new standard for the Children of the Atom.

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ZOMBIES VS CHEERLEADERS TP – (W) Steven L. Frank & the Gang (A) Various
This volume collects the first five issues of the hilarity-packed and thrill-inducing series, Zombies vs. Cheerleaders, including every hot cover and a brand new story exclusive to this trade! Reprinting the first three issues of ZvC, the “Geektacular” special with the 3 Geeks, and the “Flips Out” story! Check out what all the crazy fun is about! Cover by Bill Maus.

SUPER-FLY FANDIMONIUM by Max Lake – Mister Terrific #1 REVIEW

Michael Holt AKA Mister Terrific is a character best known in his association with the Justice Society of America and Checkmate…At least until the JSA was retconned out of the DCnU (to be relocated to Earth 2 in an upcoming JSA project). Now, with the scripting by Eric Wallace with pencils by Gianluca Gugliotta and inks by Wayne Faucher, Mister Terrific is brought to the forefront of the DCnU with his own book. Although I’ve been a fan of the character for many years and was really looking forward to checking this one out, I’m sad to report that while Mister Terrific does have some potential as a series, #1 is all around a pretty terrible book.


First impressions are everything, and while Mister Terrific makes a great entrance fighting a power mad villain, things rapidly go south. He refers to himself as the third smartest man a couple times—once aloud in the intro—which makes him sound like an arrogant jerk. Mister Terrific’s first appearance is saving everyone on the London Eye (a giant Ferris wheel), introducing himself as the third smartest man, and after he’s asked about that by a couple of civilians he saved (“Who’s one and two?”) he retorts by saying “Actually, a simple ‘Thanks, black guy for saving us from a homicidal lunatic wearing weaponized body armor’ will do .” It just doesn’t seem like Mister Terrific would do that (especially when one of the people he is talking to is black also), but maybe that’s just me. There is another example of forced racial tension in a later scene where other characters feel necessary to point out their race in comparison to one another. While this certainly could have a place in a story about a black super hero, it feels drummed up here and just seems out of place.


One interesting aspect of the book where Wallace deserves some credit is Mister Terrific’s new origin. I don’t want to give anything away, but the reasons Michael Holt becomes Mister Terrific are very true to the character’s history and make for an interesting twist on his motivations. There’s also an element of mystery to the origin, which is a definite hook. Another welcome sight in the book is Karen Starr AKA Power Girl (who prior to DC’s New 52 had her own excellent series) though she’s purely in her civilian identity here—and apparently is worth 340 million. There’s an implication that Michael and Karen are “friends with benefits,” which plays out a little in the issue. Here’s hoping we see Karen back in her Power Girl guise before too long, as she does not go into action whatsoever at the sign of a serious dilemma later in the issue.


The evil at work in the issue is something that increases its victims IQ exponentially, which turns them into murderous jerk and while disturbing, it plays out kind of silly. Still, it is pretty cool to see Mister Terrific on the case using his intellect to decipher what’s going on. Other than the braggart moment where he wears race on his sleeve as previously mentioned, Mister Terrific is very true to his character. His new costume looks slick too, but isn’t that much different than the old one, it’s just sans the jacket.


The art is bad. Blunt but true. While it manages to do the job overall, there are parts where things just fall apart under casual examination and don’t look well drawn. Gugliotta does do a great job rendering the many various inventions Mister Terrific has created in his Sanctum in the 9th dimension (which he invented a way to travel into) but a lot of the other stuff is average or worse. With the almost universal high quality across the line of New 52 books, it’s almost surprising to see the occasional flagging artwork on display here. It’s not irredeemable, but it could really use some polish.


Super-Fly owner Tony Barry shared my disappointment about this issue, and was pointing out that this comic could have been a book featuring Zatanna, Power Girl, the JSA, the Secret Six or Captain Marvel (SHAZAM!). It could have even been a good Mister Terrific comic. Instead, we get a lukewarm book that delivers on the super genius of Mister Terrific and the resulting science, but also dishes out subpar art and a so-so story. On the other hand, store manager Jared Whittaker liked the book a bit and I’ve seen praise for the book elsewhere. For me though, a long time fan of the character, it just fell flat of its potential.


When the quality of Mister Terrific is considered, it’s quite out of place with the majority of New 52 releases on the low end of the spectrum. With some better art and less tacked on racial tension, Mister Terrific could be alright. There has also been some word that the Huntress mini-series will tie into Mister Terrific somehow, and there’s a good possibility Mister Terrific may have something to do with next year’s Justice Society project. For now however, the first issue fails to impress despite some really imaginative super science that Mister Terrific utilizes. As a big fan of Mister Terrific, I’ll definitely take a look at issue #2 to see if things improve but for now I don’t plan on buying any future issues.

SUPER-FLY FANDIMONIUM by Max Lake – Grifter #1 Review

Grifter was originally one of the first characters created by Jim Lee while Lee was at Image, and was a member of his Wild C.A.T.S. team. Now with the WildStorm franchises being made a part of the DCnU, Grifter finds himself in a new DCnU book, Grifter #1. Grifter #1 is an alright comic with an interesting beginning, but it spends a lot of time introducing the character of Cole Cash before he becomes Grifter, and explains why he takes on that role. A decent read for fans and newcomers alike, Grifter’s new adventures are written by Nathan Edmondson and drawn by Cafu, inked by Jason Gorder and colored by Andrew Dalhouse.


The story begins on a plane, where grifter Cole Cash fresh from a con job starts to har voices and doesn’t know where they’re coming from. He comes to see that these voices come from something in human host bodies looking completely normal. When he realizes these voices know that he hears them, these creatures in human form target him, and Cole is hard pressed to survive. He ends up killing one of these demons in disguise aboard the plane and escapes midflight, automatically making him a wanted terrorist. From that point on, Cole is on the run. It’s interesting, but it takes a while to get going—practically the entire issue. It’s not a bad story, but it’s not super great either because of it being so drawn out. Perhaps thorough is a better word, as a lot is established.


Cafu is one of my favorite artists following his great run on T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, and he does a good job here. There’s some crazy action scenes that look pretty neat, though I wish there was a bit more of it. While I was disappointed inker Bit wasn’t working on this book after all (but did help Cafu on the cover), Gorder does a good job in his own style. We don’t really get to see Grifter in costume other than the cover, but his design seems to be in line with his classic look. I’m looking forward to seeing more of the creatures when they are not in human form, but again with all the establishment going on in the first issue, it’s one of the things that will have to wait until future issues.


Overall, I think Grifter #1 may probably be one of the worst comics coming out of the New 52, or at least one of the worst #1s. But it’s not a terrible book, it just takes awhile to get going. It seems all of the actual adventures as Grifter don’t begin until issue #2, and while there are some thrilling parts, it reads like a drawn out origin story. I guess that’s what it’s supposed to be, but nothing is shown or mentioned about Cash’s Special Operations training that is only revealed to readers in the solicitation for #2—it isn’t even in the comic itself. Nor does Cash take on the Grifter role until the last page. I have to admit, I think this lessened my enjoyment of the book, at least on my initial read through. Reading it again though, I appreciated the story a bit more but still felt the hooks in the book weren’t strong.


Yes, there is promise in this book of things getting interesting, but for now it’s mostly a poor showing that fails to keep the reader’s attention. There are other origin stories in some of the #1s but all of them that I’ve read so far don’t take as long to get going—or at least get exciting. While Blue Beetle #1 pulled off revealing the hero at the end of the issue, Grifter #1 seems to suffer a bit from it. I didn’t like it so much the first time I read it, but reading through again I’m interested to see what happens next and I’ll be reading, but it didn’t make the cut on my pull list. Still, while it wasn’t my cup of tea, you may like it. But for me, I think the series looks like it might read better when it comes out in trade paperback. Certainly, if you’ve ever been interested in Grifter as a character, Grifter #1 does a good job of setting up a foundation of how Cash comes to adopt the Grifter identity and take his part in the DCnU.

Comics and Items 10/15/11

Hey guys! Say goodbye to Tuesday evening and hello to Saturday afternoon! We’ve got lots of crazy and cool stuff coming through the doors now so be sure to come in and check it all out. Also for all you Magic fans make sure to be here 6pm for Friday Night Magic for a Standard. You can check out our Friday Night Magic Facebook Page for more info.

Walking Dead season 2 premiers this Sunday and what better way to celebrate then a good old fashion Zombie Walk! Next Saturday at 5pm be at 100 Correy street here in Yellow Springs to help out with the cause. There will be live music including Dr. Meat with our very own Jarred Whittaker on Vocals. To find out more visit http://www.facebook.com/zombiewalkyellowsprings/

WALKING DEAD COMIC SERIES 1 AF ASST – With civilization itself tottering after the outbreak of the zombie plague, fomrer police offier Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in search of shelter and safety as zombie hordes roam the countryside in Robert Kirkman’s best-selling comic book, The Walking Dead, from Image Comics. Fans of the series can add characters from the series to their collections, including Officer Rick Grimes (includes bag of weapons), Michonne (comes with sword and tools of revenge), the Zombie Lurker (includes removeable arms, skull, guts, and torso), and the Zombie Roamer (includes removeable arms, axe, and exploding head action). Each figure is highly articulated and features a sculpt based on the artwork from the best-selling series.
Assorted Case Pack Information: Standard 12-pack case includes three pieces of each figure. Call your local retailer for pricing.
Solid Case Pack Information: Standard 12-pack case includes 12 solids of the figure. Refer to individual item codes above when ordering.

WALKING DEAD NOVEL HC VOL 01 RISE OF THE GOVERNOR – (W) Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga
Following in the footsteps of the New York Times bestselling graphic novels and the record-breaking new television show, this debut novel in a trilogy of original Walking Dead books chronicles the back story of the comic book series’ greatest villain, The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice: whether it’s forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeople’s amusement, or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him. Now, for the first time, fans of The Walking Dead will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes.

WALKING DEAD SURVIVORS GUIDE TP – story TIM DANIEL & ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the cast of The Walking Dead. The Survivor’s Guide is a handy checklist of all the characters who have appeared in the series thus far, alive or dead. This series is a can’t-miss supplement to the hit comic book series that is now a hit TV series on AMC!

30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #1 – Steve Niles (w) o Sam Kieth (a) Kieth, Davide Furno (c)
Fright-master Steve Niles returns to the creation that launched his career for an all-new 30 DAYS OF NIGHT ongoing series, with warped genius Sam Kieth (creator of THE MAXX) joining in the bloodletting! A letter from Barrow, Alaska, carries a cryptic warning to a young, curious woman, which leads her down the rabbit hole and face-to-face with her desire… and likely her demise. Elsewhere in Los Angeles, a vampire resurrection ignites, which could threaten the very way of life of all mankind. Features an all-new cast characters being introduced to the world of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT for the first time!

30 DAYS OF NIGHT TP VOL 07 EBEN & STELLA
68 (SIXTY EIGHT) #4 (OF 4)
ALAN MOORE CONVERSATIONS SC
ALAN MOORE NEONOMICON TP

ARCHIE OBAMA & PALIN IN RIVERDALE TP – (W) Alex Simmons (A) Dan Parent
What happens when two of the most polarizing figures in modern American politics cross paths in Riverdale High? That’s right – President Barack Obama and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin make a campaign pit stop in one of America’s most visible and vibrant locales: Riverdale, USA! When Archie and Reggie’s dueling student government campaigns spiral out of control, their hijinks and machinations ensnare the two visiting politicos which leads to a heavy dose of high school hilarity.

ARTIFACTS PLAYING CARD SET #9 (OF 13)
ATOMIC ROBO GHOST OF STATION X #2 (OF 6)
AVENGERS #18
AVENGERS 1959 #2 (OF 5)
BATMAN #1 2ND PTG
BATMAN #2
BATMAN LIFE AFTER DEATH TP
BATMAN ODYSSEY VOL 2 #1 (OF 7)

BATMAN VAMPIRE MINI STATUE – BASED ON DESIGNS BY KELLEY JONES
SCULPTED BY WILLIAM PAQUET

Based on the undead, Elseworlds Batman from the Kelley Jones-illustrated “Vampire Trilogy” (BATMAN/DRACULA: RED RAIN, BATMAN: BLOODSTORM and BATMAN: CRIMSON MIST), this haunting statue captures the darkest knight of all bursting from his grave.

This hand-painted, cold cast porcelain mini statue measures approximately 7.25″ high x 8″ wide x 5″ deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 15
BIRDS OF PREY #1 2ND PTG
BIRDS OF PREY #2
BLUE BEETLE #1 2ND PTG
BLUE BEETLE #2
BONNIE LASS #2 (OF 4)
BOYS #59
BOYS BUTCHER BAKER CANDLESTICKMAKER #4
BPRD HELL ON EARTH RUSSIA #2

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER LUNCH BOX – After the end of the television series, Dark Horse and creator Joss Whedon teamed up to keep Sunnydale’s favorite daughter alive and well in comic-book format.

We have delved into the rich archive of Jo Chen’s award-winning cover art to bring you the latest in our line of acclaimed accoutrements-a shiny new Buffy lunch box!

BUFFY WILLOW XANDER 11 OZ MUG – Buffy and the gang are back. This time they make an appearance on two sure-to-be-coveted eleven-ounce mugs. Both mugs feature classic Season 8 Buffy-comic cover art. You, too, can be a supernatural sleuth, or just drink coffee like one!

CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #5 (OF 5)

CAPTAIN AMERICA SHIELD MESSENGER BAG – Let your books and papers be protected by your favorite Marvel heroes with these canvas messenger bags! The Punisher Messenger bag features a silver puff print, while the Captain America bag features a print of his iconic shield. A velcro front closure covers two “book”-sized pockets and main compartment of bag. The main compartment also has a zipper side compartment. Back outer pocket also has a velcro closure.

CAPTAIN ATOM #1 2ND PTG
CAPTAIN ATOM #2
CATWOMAN #1 2ND PTG
CATWOMAN #2
CHEW TP VOL 03 JUST DESSERTS

COLD WAR #1 – John Byrne (w & a & c)
Acclaimed creator John Byrne releases his latest creation, MI-6 agent Michael Swann. In Swann’s opening 4-part adventure, “The Damoclese Contract,” the secret agent is called on to stop a defecting British scientist from granting the Soviets complete nuclear dominion over the free world…

CONAN ROAD OF KINGS #9
CRITTER #2 (OF 4)
CRITTER #3 (OF 4)

CTHULHU TALES OMNIBUS MADNESS TP – Cthulhu Tales Omnibus: Madness takes the familiar literary tradition of the H.P. Lovecraft-influenced short story and introduces it to the comics anthology. Collecting the best of the best from the previous collections, this Omnibus edition features stories by Steve Niles, William Messner-Loebs, Brian Augustyn, Michael Alan Nelson, Christine Boylan, Jeff Lester, Mark Sable, and Roger Langridge. Follow the Old Ones of myth from ancient times and into the modern age, where even Cthulhu joins a rock band!

D&D LEGEND OF DRIZZT BOARD GAME
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #5
DARK TOWER FALL OF GILEAD TP
DARKWING DUCK #17
DC COMICS PRESENTS SUPERBOYS LEGION #1
DC COMICS PRESENTS SUPERMAN SECRET IDENTITY #1
DC SUPER-PETS YR TP HEROES O/T HIGH SEAS
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #16
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #1 2ND PTG
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #2

DEADPOOL MAX 2 #1 – Written by DAVE LAPHAM
Pencils & Cover by KYLE BAKER
Because YOU demanded it Deadpool MAX returns for another round of anarchy, insanity and involuntary Armageddon.
After rooting out a shadowy government conspiracy Deadpool and Bob set out to stop it…and totally futz it up. Now they stand accused of killing a quarter of a million people. Everyone hates them and wants them dead. They are now the worlds most wanted terrorists. How do you stay alive, stay sane and clear your name when you’ve got the entire world hunting you down and saying horrible things about you on TV? DAVID LAPHAM (Stray Bullets, Young Liars) and Eisner-Award winning artist KYLE BAKER (TRUTH: RED WHITE AND BLACK, Plastic Man) unleash their own special brand of crazy on a book you cannot afford to miss!

DEAR CREATURE GN
DISNEY FAIRIES BOX SET VOL 1-4
DOCTOR STRANGE TP STRANGE TALES
DOCTOR WHO ONGOING VOL 2 #10

DR HORRIBLE TP – Based on the Emmy Award-winning web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, this collection of stories written by Zack Whedon (Deadwood, Fringe) chronicles some of the earliest adventures in the lives of archenemies Captain Hammer and Dr. Horrible.

This anthology solves many unanswered questions left over from the show. For instance: What event inspired Dr. Horrible to become the world’s greatest criminal mastermind? Why is Penny, the beautiful girl from the Laundromat, still single? How can you, the reader, be like blustering do-gooder Captain Hammer? And why is Horrible’s sidekick, Moist, so . . . um . . . well, you’ll find out!

o Collects the first issue of Dr. Horrible with all three digital comics from MySpace Dark Horse Presents.

o Includes a never-before-seen sixteen-page story, about the top secret organization The Evil League of Evil.

o Dark Horse’s Dr. Horrible iTunes app rose to number one in twenty-four hours, Beating out the Bible and Dr. Seuss!

DUCKTALES #5
DUCKTALES RIGHTFUL OWNERS TP
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLASSICS TP VOL 02
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS #12
FABLES #110
FANTASTIC FOUR BY WAID & WIERINGO ULT COLL TP BOOK

FEAR ITSELF #7 (OF 7) – Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by STUART IMMONEN
Cover by STEVE McNIVEN
Tony Stark returns from the depths with a last-chance arsenal that will transform the Avengers from Earth’s Mightiest Heroes…into Earth’s Last Hope!
It’s THOR’S DAY– the day that everything ends!
Double sized Finale with a little something extra for keen eye

FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #1 – Written by MATT FRACTION, CULLEN BUNN & CHRIS YOST
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY & PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by ART ADAMS
FEAR ITSELF AFTERMATH!
A new twice-monthly series featuring Captain America, the Avengers, and heroes and villains across the entire Marvel Universe! In the wake of FEAR ITSELF, [CLASSIFIED]! By the acclaimed writing team of Matt Fraction (FEAR ITSELF), Cullen Bunn (FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP) and Chris Yost (FEAR ITSELF: SPIDER-MAN) and the powerhouse art team of Mark Bagley (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) and Paul Pelletier (THE INCREDIBLE HULKS).

FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT #7 (OF 7)
FEAR ITSELF YOUTH IN REVOLT #6 (OF 6)
FORGOTTEN REALMS CAMPAIGN GUIDE
FREAKANGELS TP VOL 06
FREAKY MONSTERS MAGAZINE #5
FREE MASS EFFECT INVASION #1 (OF 4)
GATE 7 TP VOL 01
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #171
GIRL GENIUS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01

GO THE F**K TO SLEEP HC – (W) Adam Mansbach, (A) Ricardo Cortes
A bedtime book for parents who live in the real world. A few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing off to dreamland. Honest, profane, and affectionate, Adam Mansbach’s verses and Ricardo Cortes’s illustrations perfectly capture the familiar – and unspoken – tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. Go The F**k To Sleep is a perfect gift for parents new, old, or expectant.

GODZILLA GANGSTERS & GOLIATHS #5 (OF 5)
GON GN KODANSHA ED VOL 02
GOTHAM CENTRAL TP BOOK 03 ON THE FREAK
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 2ND PTG
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #2
HALO FALL OF REACH COVENANT #4 (OF 4)

HARK A VAGRANT HC – Hark! A Vagrant is an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of New Yorker cartoonist and comics-sensation Kate Beaton. No era nor tome is left unscathed as Beaton rightly skewers the Western World’s revolutionaries, leaders, sycophants, and suffragists while equally honing her wit on the hapless heroes, heroines, and villains of the best-loved fiction. In just four years, Beaton has taken the comics world by storm with her non sequiturs, cheeky comebacks, and irreverent punch lines.

HERC #9
HOW TO WIN A FIGHT GT SURVIVING VIOLENCE SC
HP LOVECRAFT THE DUNWICH HORROR #1 (OF 4)
HULK #43
I LOVE KAWAII HC
INDIE COMICS MAGAZINE #3
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #509 FEAR ITSELF
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 07 MY MONSTERS

JACK & JILL WENT UP TO KILL BOOK OF ZOMBIE NURSERY – (W) Michael Spradlin (A) Jeff Weigel
In the same vein as It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies, Spradlin and Weigel are turning classic songs and rhymes on their heads-this time with the beloved children’s nursery rhymes we all grew up with. Jack And Jill Went Up To Kill will include over 20 zombie-infused nursery rhymes like “Little Miss Muffet Turned on a Tuffet,” “Three Undead Mice,” “The Old Zombie Woman Who Lived in a Shoe,” and “Jack Sprat was a Revenant.”

JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES FOOL MOON #4
JOHN CARTER A PRINCESS OF MARS #2 (OF 5)

JOKER VISUAL HIST OF CLOWN PRICE OF CRIME SC – Matthew K. Manning

The Joker examines the evolution of the most famous comic book villain in history, and is certain to appeal to fanboys and fangirls, collectors, and newcomers to the comic book genre alike. From the comic and eccentric bad guy battling Batman in the 1940s to the truly psychotic murderer and madman of today, The Joker is the first and only comprehensive look at the ultimate super villain of DC Comics Universe’s comics, television shows, and feature films.

JOSS WHEDONS FRAY FUTURE SLAYER TP
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #629 FEAR ITSELF
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 4TH PTG
JUSTICE LEAGUE #2
JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 COMBO PACK
KA-ZAR #5 (OF 5)
KENK A GRAPHIC PORTRAIT GN
KEVIN SMITH BIONIC MAN #3

KEY OF Z #1 (OF 4) – (W) Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert (A) Aaron Kuder
From the creators of The Amory Wars saga and Kill Audio comes a deadly new vision of New York City! The zombie apocalypse has transformed the city into two separate battle-hardened fiefdoms! And only one man, whose family has been ripped away from him, stands between these two warring factions. Wielding an artifact from the past that imbues him with a surprising power, find out what happens when he discovers the Key of Z. Features a special zombiefied incentive cover by Tony Moore, co-creator of The Walking Dead!

LADDERTOP GN VOL 01
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1 2ND PTG
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #2
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES THE MORE THINGS CHANGE TP
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #14

LIVE SUBURBIA SC – (W) Anthony Pappalardo, Max G. Morton
Documenting American subculture through images and anecdotes, from the juvenile KISS Army in oil-based face paint to the year punk broke, Live…Suburbia! rushes through years packed with ninjas, long metal hair, BMX dirt jumps, karate, seven-ply skateboards, bathroom mohawks, skinheads, jockey hardcore kids, basement DJs, graffiti murals behind supermarkets, and finally we arrive in the 1990s where it all collides.

MAGIC OF REALITY HOW WE KNOW WHATS REALLY TRUE HC – Magic takes many forms around the world, chronicled in stories by people attempting to explain the burning questions of the world around them. But there is another kind of magic, and it lies in the exhilaration of discovering the real answers to these questions. It is the magic of reality – science. Packed with clever thought experiments, dazzling illustrations and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena. What is stuff made of? How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? This is a page-turning, graphic detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist as well.

MAIL ORDER MYSTERIES TREASURES FROM VINTAGE COMIC BOOK ADS – Generations of comic book readers remember the tantalizing promises of vintage novelty advertisements that offered authentic laser-gun plans, x-ray specs, and even 7-foot-tall monsters (with glow-in-the-dark eyes!). But what would you really get if you entrusted your hard-earned $1.69 to the post office? Mail-Order Mysteries answers this question, revealing the amazing truths (and agonizing exaggerations) about the actual products marketed to kids in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.

MARVEL UNIVERSE VS PUNISHER TP
MASS EFFECT INVASION #1 (OF 4)
MESMO DELIVERY GN VOL 01

METAMAUS LOOK INSIDE MODERN CLASSIC MAUS HC – (W/A) Art Spiegelman
The cartoonist re-enters the book that consumed him for over a decade to talk about his survivor parents, the oxymoron of picturing life in a death camp, his guilt-ridden success, racist imagery, and his beloved medium. Witty, intimate, and revelatory, MetaMaus tells the story of how and why a work of art is made, as it grapples with the questions that Maus has most often evoked: Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics? In this book and its accompanying DVD, Art Spiegelman provides an onscreen reference copy of The Complete Maus linked to a large archive of audio interviews with his father, memories of his mother by those who knew her during the war, essays about cartooning, scholarly essays about Maus, thousands of preparatory sketches and drafts, scans of his private Maus notebooks, and much more.

MONOCYTE #1 (OF 4)
MUNCHKIN +6 BAG O MUNCHKIN LEVEL COUNTERS
NEAR DEATH #2
NIGHTWING #1 2ND PTG
NIGHTWING #2
NURSERY RHYME COMICS 50 TIMELESS RHYMES HC
NYCC 2011 MINI-POSTER
OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 18
ORCS GN VOL 01 FORGED FOR WAR
PLAYBOY PLAYMATES PLAYING CARDS
POP ROCK PUBLIC ENEMY CHUCK D VINYL FIG
QUEEN SONJA #22
RAGE AFTER THE IMPACT TP
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1 2ND PTG
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #2
ROBERT E HOWARDS SAVAGE SWORD #3
ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #14

ROBIN WINGMAN CAN COOLER – Keep your favorite carbonated or frothy beverages cool while keeping your hands dry with these DC Comics-themed can coolers! Each can cooler slips over a 12 oz. can or bottle, and the logo or character images of Batman, Robin, Green Lantern, Superman, or Wonder Woman will give your drink an appropriate heroic look!

SAMURAIS BLOOD #5 (OF 6)
SAVAGE DRAGON #174
SCOURGE #5
SERENITY HC VOL 02 BETTER DAYS & OTHER STORIES
SERENITY SHEPHERDS TALE HC
SERGIO ARAGONES FUNNIES #4
SHERLOCK HOLMES YEAR ONE TP
SHIELD TP ARCHITECTS OF FOREVER
SIMPSONS COMICS #183
SIXTH GUN TP VOL 01
SNAKE EYES ONGOING (IDW) #6

SPACE USAGI TP – Unimaginable future technology alongside an ancient samurai code. A universe populated with bizarre lifeforms divided into warring clans. Space Usagi is the descendent of the 17th-century samurai, Miyamoto Usagi, and is the hero of his clan. Space Usagi collects all three miniseries previously published by Dark Horse and Mirage. Death and Honor tells of the fall of the Shiroshi star sytem, White Star Rising chronicles a band of samurai as they attempt to retake their system, and Warrior has Usagi on the trail of the abductor of his lord. Also featured are two short stories, including an encounter with the original Usagi Yojimbo.

SPONTANEOUS #5
STAR TREK ARCHIVES TP VOL 01 BEST OF PETER DAVID
STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #1 (OF 6)
STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT DELUGE #3 (OF 5)
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE BERRY FUN #2 (OF 4)
SUPERGIRL #1 2ND PTG
SUPERIOR #6 (OF 6)
SUPERNATURAL MAGAZINE #28 NEWSSTAND ED
TENJO TENGE GN VOL 03
TEZUKAS BLACK JACK TP VOL 16

THOR 6PC MAGNET ASST – Feel the power of Mjolnir or heed the call of your nation with these magnet sets featuring Marvel Comics artwork of Captain America or Thor, the stars of this summer’s theatrical blockbusters! Each set comes with 6 magnets with artwork that spans the decades.

TINY TITANS #45
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #28
TWILIGHT MANGA GN VOL 02 (OF 2)

ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN DOSM PREM HC – Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY
Covers by JOE QUESADA & STEVE MCNIVEN
The wait is over! Prepare yourself for the most shocking Spider-Man story you will ever read! Young Peter Parker has led a heroic life, and tried to live by the simple and powerful philosophy that with great power comes great responsibility – but will that philosophy be enough to save him from the horror that awaits him here? This is easily the most important story in ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN history – and maybe the most important story in the Ultimate Universe. Who better to illustrate it than Ultimate Spider-Man legend Mark Bagley, making his mighty Marvel return! It’s Bendis and Bagley, together again – and just in time! Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #156-160.

ULTIMATE 7 #2 (OF 12)
ULTIMATE COMICS HAWKEYE #3 (OF 4)
UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE
UNCANNY X-MEN #544
UNWRITTEN TP VOL 04 LEVIATHAN
UP MTG CARD BACK DECK PROTECTOR 80 CT CARD SLEEVE
VENGEANCE #4 (OF 6)

VENOM TP LETHAL PROTECTOR NEW PTG – Written by DAVID MICHELINIE
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY & RON LIM
Cover by MARK BAGLEY
Venom – alien symbiote and defender of the innocent! When Eddie Brock heads West, there’s no shortage of enemies waiting to test his resolve – including the Jury! Plus: Spider-Man meets Venom’s father! And Venom gives birth to a whole new horde of sinister symbiotes! It’s the original Venom in his first – and deadliest – solo series! Collecting VENOM: LETHAL PROTECTOR #1-6.

VERTIGO RESURRECTED THE EATERS #1 – Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by DEAN ORMSTON, EDUARDO
RISSO and DUNCAN FEGREDO
Cover by DEAN ORMSTON
On sale OCTOBER 5
96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
MATURE READERS
Reprinting the 1995 epic of the Quills, an average suburban family who just happens to consume human flesh. Plus: Tales from HEARTTHROBS #3, WEIRD WAR TALES #4, STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 and WEIRD WESTERN TALES #4.

WARHAMMER 40K TP VOL 05 DEFENDERS OF ULTRAMAR
WARHAMMER TP VOL 03 CROWN OF DESTRUCTION
WARLORD OF MARS #11
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS TP VOL 01 COLOSSUS OF
WARRIORS THREE TP DOG DAY AFTERNOON
WOLVERINE #17 XREGG
WOLVERINE PUNISHER GHOST RIDER OFF INDEX MU #3
WONDER WOMAN #1 2ND PTG
WONDER WOMAN #2
X-23 TP VOL 01 KILLING DREAM
X-FACTOR #226
X-MEN #1 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

XENOHOLICS #1 – story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art SETH DAMOOSE
cover DAN DUNCAN

Are you addicted to aliens? Late night Encounters? Abductions? Probes? The XenoHolics are here to help!

Because everyone thinks they’re a bunch of nutcases, a support group that claims aliens abducted them try to prove that aliens are real. But that’s much easier said than done and they find themselves caught up in not just ONE government conspiracy, but TWO. Oh, yeah and along the way they learn who is lying about being abducted… and who is telling the truth.

Presenting a twisted new series about aliens and the crazy people who believe in them, by creators JOSHUA WILLIAMSON (Superman/Batman, DEAR DRACULA), and SETH DAMOOSE (I HATE GALLANT GIRL) with covers by DAN DUNCAN (TMNT)

YOUNG JUSTICE #9
ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #4 (OF 12)

Comics and Items 10/12/11

ALIEN FACEHUGGER PLUSH – In space, no one can hear you scream – and when you have an Alien Facehugger attached to your face, you’re going to find it impossible to scream anyway! Whether you find it in the cargo hold of a derelict ship on planet LV-426, in the reactor core of the colony of Hadley’s Hope, or in the ventilation shaft of the prison planet Fury-161, the Alien Facehugger Plush is sure to make you scream with delight at its plushy cuteness. Made of soft material, its “fingers” and tail are wire-stiffened to allow you to pose the facehugger in any position.

ALL WINNERS SQUAD BAND OF HEROES #5
ALPHA FLIGHT #5
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #671

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ORIGIN STORY YR HC – With great power comes great responsibility… When high school student Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider, he is given sensational abilities that allow him to crawl up walls, just like a spider! But when tragedy strikes Peter’s Uncle Ben, Peter vows to use those abilities for the good of all mankind as the Amazing Spider-Man!

AMC WALKING DEAD SEASON 2 PROMO BOOKMARK

AME COMI HEROINE MINI FIGURES SER 3 ASST – Sculpted by Sam Greenwell

They may be tiny, but they are mighty … mighty cute, that is!

The Ame-Comi Heroine Mini-Figures are here!

Supergirl, Power Girl and Hawkgirl make up the third wave in the super-cute line of mini-figures affectionately known as “mini-comis.” Based on the larger Ame-Comi Heroine PVC Statue line, these miniature Ame-Comi PVC figures are all brand-new sculpts! Supergirl delights as Streaky gets comfy atop her head, while Power Girl strikes a classic anime pose and Hawkgirl balances on her mace.

Packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook, each non-articulated PVC mini figure is sold separately, and includes a display base.

AMELIA RULES TP VOL 07 MEANING OF LIFE
AMERICAN VAMPIRE SURVIVAL OT FITTEST #5 (OF 5)
AVENGERS ORIGINS MINI-POSTER
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN DAILY BUGLE (BUNDLE OF 25)
BAKUMAN TP VOL 07
BALTIMORE CURSE BELLS #3

BARBARIANS HANDBOOK FOR ASPIRING SAVAGES HC – (W) Byron Clavicle, Grute Skullbasher, Benjamin Chadwick
Sick of our flaccid 21st-century, with its flavored coffees, electric cars, and spoiled lap dogs? Wishing you could get what you want, when you want it? The solution is simple. Just ask yourself, “What would a barbarian do?” With this back-to-basics primer, you too can achieve satisfying savagery!

BATGIRL #2
BATMAN AND ROBIN #1 2ND PTG
BATMAN AND ROBIN #2
BATMAN ARKHAM CITY HC

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE – DESIGNED BY CLIFF CHIANG
SCULPTED BY PAUL HARDING

Batman plants his feet and stands ready to fire in any direction!

This latest statue in the popular Batman Black & White statue series was designed by Cliff Chiang with a look inspired by the Dark Knight’s appearances in FIRST WAVE.

Cold-cast in porcelain, the statue measures approximately 7.25″ high x 7.5″ wide x 3.5″ deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black and white box.

Limited Edition.

BATMAN LIFE AFTER DEATH TP

BATMAN MIGHTY WALLET – Let the heroes of the DC Universe look after your money and your identification with the Mighty Wallets from Dynomighty Design! The outside of the wallet features the iconic logo of a character such as Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, or Superman, while the inside features classic artwork from the pages of DC Comics!

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 15
BATWOMAN #1 2ND PTG
BATWOMAN #2
BIRDS OF PREY HC VOL 02 DEATH OF ORACLE
BLACK METAL GN VOL 02 (OF 3)
BLACK PANTHER MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE #524

BLOOM COUNTY COMPLETE LIBRARY HC VOL 05 – Book five of The New York Times Best-Selling and Eisner-award winning series brings us to the final chapter of Bloom County. This volume of Berkeley Breathed’s Pulitzer Prize winning opus (sorry!) runs from November 30th, 1987 through August 6, 1989-the day Breathed, at the top of his game both critically and in circulation, walked away from Bloom County… leaving us only fond memories and this wonderful Bloom County Library so we can revisit Opus, Bill, Steve, Milo and all the rest any time we want!

BSG LEOBEN & STARBUCK AF 2-PACK
BSG TIGH & GAETA AF 2-PACK
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #2
CASE CLOSED GN VOL 40
CHAOS WAR THOR #1 (OF 2)

CHIP N DALE RESCUE RANGERS TP SLIPPIN THROUGH THE CRACKS – Your favorite furry flatfoots are back in another epic piece of the Disney Afternoon Revolution! Who or what are the Danger Rangers? It’s up to Chip, Dale, Gadget, Zipper, and Monterey Jack to find out before the Danger Rangers find them! Read what happens in the fan-favorite storyline “Slippin’ Through the Cracks.”

DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #15
DANIEL CLOWES DEATH-RAY HC
DC COMICS PRESENTS BATMAN BLINK #1
DC COMICS PRESENTS JLA AGE OF WONDER #1
DEAD RISING ROAD TO FORTUNE #1 (OF 4)

DEADWOOD BOARD GAME – Scofflaws are brawling in the streets of Deadwood. The railroad is being built, and to you and
the other gangs in the Dakota badlands, this means one thing: cold, hard cash! Deadwood is a board game of cowboys and control for 2-5 players. Players control a gang of cowboys and send them into the vulnerable town of Deadwood to control businesses and collect as much money as they can. The 26 possible buildings that can be constructed in Deadwood promise variety in each game. In the reckless and exciting game of Deadwood, there’s no telling the final outcome!

DEATHSTROKE #1 2ND PTG
DEATHSTROKE #2
DEMON KNIGHTS #1 2ND PTG
DEMON KNIGHTS #2
DOCTOR STRANGE TP STRANGE TALES
DOLLHOUSE EPITAPHS #4 (OF 5)
DRACULA COMPANY OF MONSTERS TP VOL 03
DUCKTALES #5
ELRIC THE BALANCE LOST #4

ENCYCLOPEDIA GOTHICA – A guidebook to the language of the most shadowy of subcultures, this work collects and defines more than 550 Gothic words and phrases. Compiled by an acclaimed Goth journalist and poet, this compendium provides insight into the unique vernacular of this fascinating community. A Goth Band Family Tree and essential Goth listening, reading, and viewing recommendations are also included in this phantasmagorical work.

FCBD 2011 JOHN STANLEY SUMMER FUN
FEAR ITSELF HULK VS DRACULA #3 (OF 3)
FF #10
LASH GORDON INVASION O/T RED SWORD #5
FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #1 2ND PTG
FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #2
GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #5
GENERATION HOPE #12
GHOST RIDER #4
GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING #2
GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING #2 10 COPY INCV
GI JOE V2 ONGOING TP VOL 01 COBRA CIVIL WAR
GOLD DIGGER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL #21
GREEN LANTERN #1 2ND PTG
GREEN LANTERN #2
GREEN LANTERN MIGHTY WALLET
GRIFTER #1 2ND PTG
GRIFTER #2
HAUNTED CITY #1
HELLRAISER #6

HEROES OF THE DCU BLACK LANTERN NEKRON BUST – BASED ON THE ART OF IVAN REIS SCULPTED BY JIM SHOOP

The BLACKEST NIGHT continues in mini-bust form!

Each month in 2011, DC Direct releases a mini-bust featuring a character from the hugely popular DC Comics’ epic BLACKEST NIGHT.

Black Lantern Nekron continues the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BLACKEST NIGHT bust line! The sculpture features Nekron atop a special base that displays the spectrum of lantern symbols.

The bust is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 6.25″ high 5.25″ wide x 5″ deep (not including the scythe) and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

HOLY TERROR HC
IF YOU RE CRACKED YOU RE HAPPY SC VOL 01
IF YOU RE CRACKED YOU RE HAPPY SC VOL 02

INDIGO LANTERN 1/4 SCALE POWER BATTERY & RING PROP – From the pages of BLACKEST NIGHT!

Mysterious yet influential, the members of the indigo tribe use their power staffs to spread compassion amid the darkness of the Blackest Night.

For nine consecutive months in 2011, DC Direct releases a 1:4 scale light-up Power Battery and light-up Ring Prop Replica Set featuring a color from the spectrum of the hugely popular DC Comics’ epic BLACKEST NIGHT.

The Indigo Lantern 1:4 Scale Power Battery and the Indigo Power Ring sit in a translucent display and are removable from the stand. Both light up, featuring manual on/off switches.

The Power Battery measures approximately 2.875″ high (minus handle) x 1.75″ wide x 2.375″ deep and is made of PVC/ABS. The Power Ring fits most sizes and lights up when worn. The translucent acrylic display measures approximately 1.5″ high x 2″ wide
x 3.25″ deep. The set is packaged on a 4-color blister

INFESTATION OUTBREAK #4 (OF 4)
IRREDEEMABLE #30
JOE HILL THE CAPE #2 (OF 4)
JOHN CARTER OF MARS WORLD OF MARS #1 (OF 5)
JURASSIC PARK DANGEROUS GAMES #2 (OF 5)
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST HC VOL 02
KEEP HC
KEKKAISHI GN VOL 28

KULL THAT CAT & THE SKULL #1 (OF 4) – David Lapham (W), Gabriel Guzman (P), Dan Jackson (C), Jo Chen (Cover), and Stephanie Hans (Variant cover)

Few women in all the Seven Kingdoms can equal the beauty of Delcardes, but Kull is more interested in her traveling companion-the cat, Saremes. It is rumored that Saremes is of the old race and Kull is anxious to hear her counsel. The Hate Witch is dead but the serpent cult are rallying under a powerful wizard. In order to protect the people of Valusia, Kull must unravel the mysteries of this wise and ancient creature.

LEGION LOST #1 2ND PTG
LEGION LOST #2
LEGION OF MONSTERS #1 (OF 4)
LIVING CORPSE EXHUMED #3 (OF 6)
LORD RINGS LCG CONFLICT CARROCK ADV PACK
LORD RINGS LCG JOURNEY RHOSGOBEL ADV PACK
MARCH STORY TP VOL 03
MARVEL FIRSTS 1960S TP

MARVEL HEROCLIX GIANT SIZED X-MEN SENTINEL MARK II – From WizKids/NECA. The Sentinel Mark II, Sentinel Mark V and Apocalypse are the premier figures from the runaway hit Marvel HeroClix: Giant-Size X-Men release! These figures have completely different dials and New Character Cards from the ones in the Giant-Size X-Men booster release, making them must-haves for players and collectors! Each stands over 5″ tall and is sculpted to show the figure in combat against a classic X-Men team member!

MARVEL HEROCLIX GIANT SIZED X-MEN SENTINEL MARK V

MARVEL HEROCLIX GIANT SIZED X-MEN APOCALYPSE

MARVEL INSIDE PRINT WALLET – Carry your money, credit cards, and identification with you with these wallet that feature classic Marvel Comics artwork! Choose from a wallet with Marvel Comics artwork on the outer surface or a wallet with artwork when you open it!

MARVEL OUTSIDE PRINT WALLET

MEGA MAN #6
MIGHTY THOR ORIGIN STORY YR HC
MISTER TERRIFIC #1 2ND PTG
MISTER TERRIFIC #2
MORNING GLORIES #13
MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #1 (OF 6)
NEW AVENGERS #17

NEW TEEN TITANS GAMES HC – Written by MARV WOLFMAN & GEORGE PÉREZ
Art by GEORGE PÉREZ, MIKE PERKINS and AL VEY
Wraparound cover by GEORGE PÉREZ
Twenty years in the making, TEEN TITANS: GAMES is a can’t-miss for fans new and old. Harking back to the era when NEW TEEN TITANS was the best-selling monthly comic series comes this lost tale from legendary creators Marv Wolfman (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) and George Perez (FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS) starring their fan-favorite characters just in time for the NEW TEEN TITANS’ 30th anniversary!
Set in the 1980s during the height of the New Teen Titans popularity, this stand-alone hardcover features a mysterious villain playing a deadly game with New York City as the game board-and the Teen Titans as the pieces! Like something out of a time capsule, this never-before-seen epic is the New Teen Titans story from their original creators that has never been told…until now!

NEW X-MEN BY GRANT MORRISON GN TP BOOK 06
NIGHTMARE WORLD TP VOL 03 DEMON DAYS
NORTHLANDERS #45
ORCHID #1
ORCHID #1
PHASES O/T MOON #1 DOMINO LADY / SPIDER
PIGS #2
PILOT SEASON CITY OF REFUGE #1

POP AD ICONS BOO BERRY VINYL FIG – Taking their inspiration from an unban, designer style, Funko’s POP! Vinyl Figures gives classic characters and famous personages a unique design makeoever, and the latest characters to receive the POP! treatment are the cereal mascots of General Mills! Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry have nourished children for four decades with their themed cereals. Now, fans of the cereal and the characters can collect the mascots as 3 3/4″ tall vinyl figures, complete with Funko’s unique design, rotating heads, and articulation. Window box packaging.

POP AD ICONS COUNT CHOCULA VINYL FIG

POP AD ICONS FRANKEN BERRY VINYL FIG

POP GIZMO VINYL FIG – Inspired by the urban and stylized character designs of today’s designer toys, Funko presents a new take on some classic characters with their POP! Movies Vinyl Figures! The cuddly Mogwai were introduced in Joe Dante’s 1984 film Gremlins thanks to the very cute and very furry Gizmo. This fan-favorite character comes to life as a 3 3/4″ tall figure that features Funko’s unique design, rotating heads, and articulation. Window box packaging.

POP MOVIES DOROTHY VINYL FIG – Dorothy Gale journeyed into the magical and mysterious land of Oz in the classic MGM movie, The Wizard of Oz, based on the beloved L. Frank Baum fantasy novel. Funko presents a new collectible based on the film, the POP! Movies Wizard of Oz Vinyl Figures! Inspired by the urban and stylized character designs of today’s designer toys, these 3 3/4″ tall vinyl figures of Dorothy, the Wicked Witch of the West, and the Winged Monkey will transport collectors into the magical land of the Yellow Brick Road. With Funko’s unique design, rotating heads, and articulation, these vinyl figures are sure to be treasured! Window box packaging.

POP MOVIES WICKED WITCH VINYL FIG

POP MOVIES WINGED MONKEY VINYL FIG

PUNISHER #4
PUNISHERMAX #18
PUNISHERMAX PREM HC FRANK
RED HULK PLANET RED HULK TP
RESURRECTION MAN #1 2ND PTG
RESURRECTION MAN #2
ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #14
SHADE #1 (OF 12)
SHIELD #3 (OF 6)

SIMPSONS MMM BRAINS BLK T/S MED/XL/XXL – The zombie apocalypse has touched even Homer Simpson on this black t-shirt!

SITAS RAMAYANA GN
SIXTH GUN #15

SOYLENT GREEN CRACKERS – Soylent Green Crackers brings the classic cult science fiction movie to life, with these all-natural green crackers made with high energy plankton. They are produced using top-quality ingredients by the best small-batch cracker producer in the U.S.A.

Soylent Green Crackers come packaged in a 4.4oz collectible box designed to replicate the look and feel of the movie.

SPELL CHECKERS GN VOL 02 SONS OF PREACHER MAN
SPONGEBOB COMICS #5

SPONGEBOB FIGURE WAVE 3 ASST – Collect all your favorite characters from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants with these all-new figures! They’re perfect for displaying on their own, or playing with Bikini Bottom playsets!

STAN LEE SOLDIER ZERO TP VOL 02
STAN LEE STARBORN #11
STAND NIGHT HAS COME #3 (OF 6)

STAR TREK PIZZA CUTTER – Boldly go where no pizza has gone before with Think Geek’s Star Trek Pizza Cutter. The classic Matt Jeffries’s design of the USS Enterprise is uniquely suited to become the only pizza cutter you need on the final frontier. With its saucer cutter made of laser-etched stainless steel and a zinc-chromium alloy secondary hull and warp nacelles for you to grip, this pizza cutter is the only logical thing to use!

STAR TREK TIE BAR

STAR WARS INVASION REVELATIONS #4 (OF 5)
STAR WARS OLD REPUBLIC #5 (OF 5) LOST SUNS
STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS STRANGE ALLIES TP
SUICIDE SQUAD #1 2ND PTG
SUICIDE SQUAD #2
SUPER DINOSAUR #5
SUPER HEROES #19
SUPERBOY #1 2ND PTG
SUPERBOY #2
SUPERMAN SHAZAM FIRST THUNDER TP

THE FLASH MIGHTY WALLET – Let the heroes of the DC Universe look after your money and your identification with the Mighty Wallets from Dynomighty Design! The outside of the wallet features the iconic logo of a character such as Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, or Superman, while the inside features classic artwork from the pages of DC Comics!

TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS UK TP VOL 01
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS BLADE VS AVENGERS TP
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #3
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #2
UNCANNY X-FORCE #16

UNCANNY X-MEN ORIGIN STORY YR HC – Sworn to protect a world that fears them… Professor Charles Xavier has always been different. Charles is a mutant, and possesses miraculous powers of mind control. But Charles has a dream for humans and mutants to live together in peace. And so he has formed the X-Men – an extraordinary band of men and women including Cyclops, Wolverine, and Storm – to fulfill his dream and rid the world of threats too big for any one man – or mutant.

UNEXPECTED #1
UNWRITTEN #30
VAMPIRELLA #10
VERONICA #209 (VERONICA PRESENTS KEVIN KELLER #3)
WAREHOUSE 13 #2
WARLORD OF MARS #8
WARLORD OF MARS FALL OF BARSOOM #3
WHO IS JAKE ELLIS #5

WOLVERINE BY JASON AARON OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 – Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN, RON GARNEY, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, PACO DIAZ LUQUE, YANICK PAQUETTE, C.P. SMITH, DAVIDE
GIANFELICE, ESAD RIBIC, ADAM KUBERT, UDON STUDIOS & JOCK
Cover by DAVID FINCH
He’s the best there is at what he does – and Wolverine’s not so bad, either. Now, writer Jason Aaron’s (PUNISHERMAX, Scalped) entire character-defining run leading to “Wolverine Goes to Hell” is collected in one massive, bone-shattering volume. Joined by some of comics’ top artists, Aaron pits Wolverine against a platoon of Adamantium-enhanced mercenaries, super-powered kung-fu gangsters, time-traveling reanimated killers and – in a brutal, no-holds-barred battle that may destroy them both – Mystique. Collecting WOLVERINE (2003) #56 and #62-65; WOLVERINE: MANIFEST DESTINY #1-4; WOLVERINE: WEAPON X #1-16; DARK REIGN: THE LIST – WOLVERINE; and material from WOLVERINE (2003) #73-74, DARK X-MEN: THE BEGINNING #3 and WOLVERINE (1988) #175.

WONDER WOMAN MIGHTY WALLET – Let the heroes of the DC Universe look after your money and your identification with the Mighty Wallets from Dynomighty Design! The outside of the wallet features the iconic logo of a character such as Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, or Superman, while the inside features classic artwork from the pages of DC Comics!

WORLD OF WARCRAFT 2012 BOXED CALENDAR

WORLD OF WARCRAFT CURSE OF THE WORGEN HC – Written by MICKY NEILSON and JAMES WAUGH
Art by LUDO
LULLABI and TONY WASHINGTON
Cover by JOHN POLIDORA
A series of grisly, animalistic murders has rocked the walled town of
Gilneas. A detective sets out to expose the perpetrators and finds more than he bargained for. Collecting the five-issue miniseries!

X-MEN LEGACY #257

X-MEN REGENESIS #1 – Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by BILLY TAN
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Variant Cover by MORRY HOLLOWELL
When the dust settles from the X-Men’s Schism, a line has been drawn, and every mutant must choose. Who will they follow – XXXXXX or Wolverine? Either way, with mutantkind cut in two, things will never be the same. Setting the stage for this month’s WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #1 and November’s all-new UNCANNY X-MEN #1, Kieron Gillen (UNCANNY X-MEN, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY) and Billy Tan (UNCANNY X-FORCE, NEW AVENGERS) take us through the ranks of the X-Men as they choose their destiny.

X-MEN REGENESIS COASTERS

The New DC 52 Continues and More – Comics and Items 10/5/11

This week starts the real test of DC’s new universe, as the second issues of their rebooted books start coming out. Action Comics, Animal Man, Batwing, Detective Comics, Green Arrow, Hawk and Dove and more are all have their second issues out this week. Will the hits continue? We’ll have to check them out on Wednesday to find out. Along side the second issues is the new Huntress series. With everyone from the old Birds of Prey team represented in the new universe except for her, many wondered where she would end up. Well, she’s back with her own min-series this week.

On the Marvel side of things, Schism #5 comes out this week. We finally see the confrontation we’ve all been waiting for: Cyclopes vs Wolverine. Who will come out on top? Will they settle their differences in time to save the city from giant robots? Who will follow who after it’s over? See how it ends this week in Jason Aaron’s awesome mini-series.

All this and so much more. And on to the list……

10 WAYS TO RECYCLE A CORPSE
28 DAYS LATER TP VOL 05 GHOST TOWN
68 ENCORE ED (MR)

ACTION COMICS #2 – In his weakest moment, Superman is taken down – but by whom? And if the world wasn’t ready for a man with super powers, they’re utterly unprepared for the rage of a Superman cornered! The cornerstone character of the new DCU continues his debut adventure!

ALL STAR SUPERMAN TP
ANIMAL MAN #2
ANITA BLAKE VH GUILTY PLEASURES ULT COLL TP
AVENGERS 1959 #1 (OF 5)

AXE COP BAD GUY EARTH TP – Now Axe Cop and Dinosaur Soldier are being treated like bad guys, not only by the police, but by the president and the army, too! But when a pair of psychic brothers barge in from outer space and turn the army into bad guys, who gets the call to set things right? Axe Cop!

BARBARIAN CHICKS AND DEMONS GN
BATWING #2
BEST AMERICAN COMICS HC 2011
BLACKHAWKS #1
BLEACH 3-IN-1 ED VOL 03
BLOOD RED DRAGON #0
BLUE EXORCIST GN VOL 04
BOYS #59
CALIGULA #4 (OF 6)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #611
CAPTAIN AMERICA FOREVER ALLIES #1 (OF 4)
CAPTAIN AMERICA HAIL HYDRA #1 (OF 5)
CASANOVA AVARITIA #2 (OF 4)
CHEW #21
CHOPPER #1 (OF 5)
COMPLETE THREE STOOGES SC
CRYSIS #5 (OF 6)
DAREDEVIL #512 SL
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER BATTLE OF TULL #5 (OF 5)
DARKWING DUCK TP VOL 03 FOWL DISPOSITION
DC COMICS PRESENTS BATMAN THE DEMON LAUGHS #1
DEADPOOL #44
DEADPOOL AND CABLE #26

DETECTIVE COMICS #2 – Batman sets his sights on the Gotham Ripper, who in turn has his sights on Batman. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne explores a budding romance with television journalist Charlotte Rivers, who’s visiting Gotham City to cover the gruesome slayings – while also trying to uncover Bruce’s own mystery. But time is running out as both Commissioner Gordon and Batman work to uncover the true identity of this new serial killer.

DOCTOR WHO 11TH DOCTOR SONIC SCREWDRIVER
DOCTOR WHO DISAPPEARING TARDIS MUG
DOMO 6-1/4 IN PLUSH
DOMO MOUSTACHE 6-1/2 IN PLUSH
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS VOL 2 #4
FORMIC WARS BURNING EARTH #1
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 3-IN-1 ED VOL 03
GAMEMASTERY CHASE CARDS DECK
GAMEMASTERY FLIP-MAT MONASTERY
GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #6
GODZILLA JET JAGUAR 12-IN PLUSH

GRANDPA WONT WAKE UP HC – This is not the children’s book your mother read to you! Best known for Too Much Coffee Man and I Thought You Would Be Funnier, Eisner Award-winning talent Shannon Wheeler brings you this Li’l Golden parody that takes a look at the lighter side of discovering a cadaver in your living room. See what ridiculous lengths will be reached in trying to wake up Grandpa – and were those fishnets really necessary? A hilarious send-up from new writing talent simon max hill and Shannon Wheeler! (Side note: This book is AMAZING!!! JW)

GREEN ARROW #2
GRIMM FAIRY TALES THE LIBRARY #2
HAWK AND DOVE #2
HULK #42

HUNTRESS #1 (OF 6) – Look out! By the end of this hot new miniseries, the Huntress will have the largest price on her head in DC Universe history. What will the Huntress do that warrants such a death mark? And who puts it there? The jaw-dropping events will be revealed as the Huntress heads home to Italy and embarks on a mission that defines her life. Don’t miss out, because this story will tie in to upcoming events in BIRDS OF PREY!

INVINCIBLE #83
IRON MAN LEGACY #7
IZOMBIE #18
JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES FOOL MOON #4
JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #174
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #2
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #178
LADDERTOP GN VOL 01
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #10
LAST OF THE GREATS #1
LOONEY TUNES #203
MARKSMEN #3 (OF 6)
MARVEL SUPER ACTION #1
MARVEL SUPER SPECIAL #1
MARVELMAN FAMILYS FINEST #3
MEN OF WAR #2
MIGHTY SAMSON #4
MOON KNIGHT #6
MORIARTY #5
MY BOYFRIEND IS A VAMPIRE GN COLL VOL 01
MYSTIC #3 (OF 4)
NEGIMA OMNIBUS GN VOL 02
NINJA GIRLS GN VOL 07
OMAC #2
ORSON SCOTT CARDS SPEAKER FOR DEAD #1 (OF 5)
PENGUIN PAIN AND PREJUDICE #1 (OF 5)
PILOT SEASON TEST #1
QUEEN SONJA #21
RED LANTERNS #2
RED SPIKE #5 (OF 5)

RESIDENT EVIL STARS BADGE & LEATHER WALLET SET – The Special Tactics and Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.) is an elite special forces division within the Raccoon City Police Department, comprised of hand-picked specialist personnel. This solid die-cast metal replica S.T.A.R.S. badge (based on the Resident Evil games) is intricately detailed and is complete with a genuine leather badge wallet. This black leather wallet features an ID card window and the front is embossed with the S.T.A.R.S. logo.

ROGER LANGRIDGES SNARKED #1
ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 06
SAKURA HIME LEGEND OF PRINCESS SAKURA GN VOL 04
SAVAGE SWORD OF KULL TP VOL 02
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #14
SEVERED #3 (OF 7)
SKULLKICKERS #11
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #229
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 16
SPIDER-ISLAND HEROES FOR HIRE #1
STAN LEE TRAVELER #11
STAR GAZING DOG GN
STATIC SHOCK #2
STORMWATCH #2
STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #1 (OF 6)
SUPER MARIO BROS CHECKERS TIC TAC TOE
SUPERIOR #5 (OF 6)
SUPERNATURAL #1 (OF 6)

SW ANAKIN SKYWALKER LIGHTSABER CHOPSTICKS
SW COUNT DOOKU LIGHTSABER CHOPSTICKS – You’ve been asking for it, and now “Chop Sabers” are back by popular demand! The first and second series of Star Wars Lightsaber Chopsticks were such hits that Kotobukiya is proud to announce an all new series three featuring high quality chopsticks recreating the iconic Jedi and Sith weapons from the Star Wars films. Headlining this new three-part series are COUNT DOOKU LIGHTSABER CHOPSTICKS! Suitable for eating sushi or defending the galaxy, the chopsticks’ red lightsaber blades are cast in translucent material. Each 9 inch long miniature replica of Count Dooku’s red lightsabers from his scenes in Episodes II and III are intricately sculpted and detailed! Fully safety tested and colorful and exciting, lightsaber chopsticks are fun for the whole family. And Count Dooku’s go great with the other new versions: Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi!

SW DARTH VADER ARTFX STATUE FINAL BATTLE VER – Kotobukiya’s amazing line of Star Wars ARTFX Statues bringsthe heroes and villains of the Star Wars universe to life in a dynamic 1/7-scale. Darth Vader wields his crimson lightsaber in mortal combat against anyone foolhardy enough to challenge the might of the Galactic Empire. His classic armored suit features intricate sculpting to bring out the different parts of his chest piece and belt module, while Vader’s long cape flows around him in the heat of battle. With his knees bent and weapon extended in his right hand, Vader is ready for anything, even upstart Jedi Knights. Darth Vader stands 11″ tall (1/7th scale) atop an exclusive Death Star panel display base.

SW SLAVE 1 VEHICLE BANK
SWAMP THING #2
SWEET TOOTH #26
TEZUKA BOOK OF HUMAN INSECTS HC
THANOS MINI-BUST
THE RINSE #2
THEATER #1
THUNDERBOLTS #164
THUNDERCATS 8-IN CLASSIC AF
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #27
TUROK SON OF STONE #4
VESCELL #2
WALKING DEAD #89
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 07
WAR GODDESS #2
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #7
X-23 #15
X-MEN #19
X-MEN SCHISM #5 (OF 5)