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- AMAZING FANTASY #12
- “POISON TOMORROW”
The new Scorpion’s first mission reaches its nail-biting, action-packed climax! A.I.M.’s sleeper agents launch their terrifying attack! Carmilla confronts her biological mother at last! Will the Scorpion thwart Monica’s schemes … or succumb to her dark birthright? Part 6 (of 6).
PLUS: Another deadly 8-page bonus story featuring Marvelâ€™s newest horror sensation, Vampire by Night!
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2: REVELATIONS
- ARANA #8
- â€œA superb example of what we need more of from the comic book industryâ€ â€“ Barry Hatcher Shaffner, Paperback Reader
Itâ€™s zero hour as Anya comes face to face with the terrifying man she believes to be responsible for her motherâ€™s death. Everyone at WebCorps is counting on her, but can she stay focused on her mission? Or is the call to vengeance too strong to resist? Part 2 (of 6).
- ASTONISHING X-MEN VARIANT #11
- AVENGERS: THE SERPENT CROWN
- It’s twin threats to time and space as campaigns by Kang and the Crown coincide! The Avengers fight the Set-serving Squadron Supreme in a clash between Earths and head for the nineteenth century to keep the West from getting wilder! Continuity questions continue as Kang and Immortus mix it up! Plus: the menace of…President Nelson Rockefeller?! Collects AVENGERS #141-144 and #147-149.
- CABLE/DEADPOOL #19
- â€œWhy, When I Was Your Ageâ€¦â€
Ever wonder what Cable and Deadpool were like when they were impressionable, kooky young teenagers? No? Well, you’re going to find out anyway. It’s a very special episode of “Blossom” — no, wait — a very special episode of CDP, a heartwarming romp filled with tragedy, despair and self-delusion — and, when it’s done, our bosom buddies won’t look at each other the same way again. Could this be the beginning of…a beautiful friendship…? Naaaah!
This stand-alone issue is an epilogue to â€œEnema of the Stateâ€ and a prelude to â€œBosom Buddies!â€
- DISTRICT X VOL. 2: UNDERGROUND
- Something lives under District X, something that loves the darkâ€¦and itâ€™s leaving a trail of murders in its wake. In a world thatâ€™s rarely black-and-white, can the X-Man called Bishop and his partner Ismael make the right calls that save peopleâ€™s lives? Or will they be helpless against this predator under the streets? Collects DISTRICT X #7-12.
- EXILES #69
- WORLD TOUR: HOUSE OF M Parts 1 (of 3)!
The Exiles return to prime earth, only to find it not so prime anymore. So not only do the Exiles have House of M to deal with, they have to face the most powerful mutant on the planetâ€”PROTEUS!
And welcome aboard new artist, PAUL PELLETIER!
- FANTASTIC FOUR: HOUSE OF M #3
- The treacherous Victor Von Doomâ€™s fantastic, fearsome foursome have at last maneuvered Magneto into the one place he is vulnerable, and it is time for Doom to strike. But, for all his elaborate planning, is there anythingâ€”or anyoneâ€”Doom has overlooked? And how much will that oversight cost him? Donâ€™t miss the exciting, action-packed finale!
The eagerly anticipated series begins here with stunning art and a story that only Garth Ennis could tell. Heâ€™s paying the price for his deal with the Devil– is the Ghost Rider condemned to ride the highways of Hell for all eternity? His saving grace could be in the form of an unlikely ally– an industrious angel with a deal that would free Ghost Rider once and for all! Miss this series at the risk of your very soul!
Ever wonder how David Mack does his artwork? How his pages and covers go from sketches and drawings to finished art? How he uses models and figure drawings? Itâ€™s all in here with tons of extras!
Featuring the mind-blowing ocular occult of Steve Ditko teamed with Stan “The Man” Lee, youâ€™ll want to make sure you nail down your ouija board before breaking this sacred tome open. Theyâ€™re aided and abetted by Roy Thomas, Dennis Oâ€™Neil, Bill Everett, Marie Severin and Dan Adkins. With a roll call like that this oneâ€™s anything but cursed!
Weâ€™ve got the climactic battle with the dread Dormammu and the cataclysmic intervention of Eternity; in his first-ever appearance the Living Tribunal lays his judgment upon the Earth, and if thatâ€™s not enough reality-threatening thrills for you, we pit him head-to-head with Nebulous, Lord of the Planets Perilous. Itâ€™s guaranteed to rattle your astral fillings!
The origin of the Ancient One, the return of Baron Mordo, Strangeâ€™s struggle against Kaluu while Cleaâ€™s life hangs in the balance, and an otherworldly odyssey into deadly dimensions to save the lovely Victoria Bentley are the final incantations in this spell unlike any other ever uttered!
Collecting Strange Tales #142-168 and a gallery of Doctor Strangeâ€™s cover appearances across the entire Strange Tales run!
At last, the long sad history of TITANNUS is revealed! Learn everything there is to know about Marvel’s newest source of villainy from his tortuous birth to the events that led him to seek refuge on Earth–all is revealed, nothing is held back. This issue sets the stage for future Marvel Team-Up arcs coming in the next year–this issue is a must buy! Part 2 (of 3)
On a pitch-black Brooklyn night, in a dead-end alley, Frank Castle brutally dispatches a crew of Albanian thugs that is menacing a young woman. Her name is Viorica, sheâ€™s from Moldavia, and when she tells Frank her story, thatâ€™s when the real killing starts.
Join us for the first appearance ofâ€”The Ultimate Inhumans! From a hidden race, she came to steal the heart of the F.F.â€™s youngest memberâ€”sheâ€™s the beautiful elemental called Crystal! The awesome events playing out here figure prominently in the upcoming â€œTomb of Namorâ€ story in the regular UFF book!
The Gangwar consuming New York gets worse with Wilson Fisk in retreat and an emboldened Hammerhead making a big play for his criminal turf. As for Spider-Man, his attention gets diverted from the street scene when the Black Cat returnsâ€”and this time she wonâ€™t take â€œnoâ€ for an answer. Meanwhile, Fisk brings in his favorite assassin to neutralize as many enemies as she canâ€”and Elektra doesnâ€™t take prisoners! Parts 4 (of 7)
Welcome aboard new regular artist CHRIS BACHALO! Itâ€™s a knock-down, drag-out brawl, as Psylocke and Marvel Girl race against time to stop the entire universe from being completely obliterated! Guest starring Captain Britain, Juggernaut and Nocturne! Part 3 (of 4)!
- ABSOLUTE BATMAN: HUSH
- The complete 12-part saga written by Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, Smallville) with art by fan-favorites Jim Lee & Scott Williams (SUPERMAN, Uncanny X-Men) collected together for the first time in the oversized Absolute format!
This slipcased edition includes BATMAN #608-619 as well as the the 2-page origin of Batman (originally seen only on dccomics.com) and the special story from Wizard: The Comics Magazine. The year-long “Hush” â€” an epic tale of friendship, trust, and betrayal that spans a lifetime â€” reinvigorated the Dark Knight, pitting him against the deadliest members of his Rogue’s Gallery and introducing his newest foe!
This Absolute edition includes an all-new cover by Lee and Williams, a Jim Lee Sketchbook, and issue-by-issue commentary by the creative team!
- AQUAMAN #34
- Featuring the return of guest artist Andy Clarke (THIRTEEN)! Aquaman is reunited with his wife Mera, only to find she’s dying. The only way to save her is take her out of Atlantis, and the only thing standing in Aquaman’s way is…Tempest?
- BLOOD OF THE DEMON #7
- A special DAY OF VENGEANCE tie-in! The sadistic Spectre has been trying to rid the DCU of its practitioners of magic â€”and now he sets his sights on Etrigan the Demon!
- CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY VOL. 2: READ ALL ABOUT IT!
- All your favorite Cartoon Network stars are back in one convenient manga-sized volume! Featuring the adventures of Dexter’s Laboratory, Kids Next Door, Billy and Mandy, Ed, Edd and Eddy and many others!
- DETECTIVE COMICS #811
- Batman is in too deep, as his undercover assignment starts to go horribly wrong! While he fights to stay alive, Robin and Gordon try to hold off the creatures that have been taking over all of Gotham City, in Part 9 of “City of Crime”!
- GOTHAM CENTRAL #35
- With the discovery of a dead Robin and now another murdered hero, the GCPD’s detectives find themselves with more questions than before â€” and only one person is capable of providing the answers. The problem, of course, is that Batman’s not talking.
- JLA: SYNDICATE RULES
- A new collection featuring JLA #107-114 and a story from JLA SECRET FILES 2004! Seeking revenge against their positive matter universe counterparts â€”the fabled JLA â€”the Crime Syndicate of Amerika breaches the barrier between universes and brings chaos to Earth!
- JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #13
- Red Tornado on a rampage! What has caused the League’s android to trash the Watchtower? And can the rest of the Justice League stop him before he heads to Earth to do even more damage?
- LOONEY TUNES #130
- Special back-to-school issue! Pete Puma plays professor, but Bugs teaches him a real lesson! Plus, tales of Sylvester and Foghorn Leghorn â€”and just what did Ralph Phillips do during his summer vacation anyway?
- OUTSIDERS #28
- Reeling from the mind-blowing events of “The Insider” story arc, the team mourns a lost comrade and decides you can’t go home again…ever!
- THE SECRET OF THE SWAMP THING
- A manga-sized collection featuring the classic origin and first adventures of the Swamp Thing (also collected in the full-size tpb SWAMP THING: DARK GENESIS), including the first 10 issues of the original SWAMP THING title, all by the legendary team of writer Len Wein and artist Berni Wrightson.
- SEVEN SOLDIERS: GUARDIAN #4 (OF 4)
- More must-see mysteries of the SEVEN SOLDIERS saga unfold as the GUARDIAN miniseries finale builds toward the epic conclusion in SEVEN SOLDIERS #1!
Is a broken, embittered Jake Jordan ready for “Sex Secrets of the Newsboy Army”? Who were Captain 7, Kid Scarface, Baby Brains, Ali-Ka-Zoom, Chop Suzi, Li’l Hollywood and Millions the Mystery Mutt? What was the vow they made as children outside the United Nations building? What did they do that was so wrong â€”and why will the entire world suffer in an alien hell if the Guardian makes the wrong decision this time?
- SGT. ROCK’S COMBAT TALES VOL. 1
- A digest-sized collection reprinting SGT. ROCK’S PRIZE BATTLE TALES, plus stories from the pages of G.I. COMBAT and OUR ARMY AT WAR! It’s 10 classic stories featuring nonstop action direct from the Silver Age of comics!
- SON OF VULCAN #4 (OF 6)
- Mikey Devante inherited the superpowers of Vulcan â€”but he can’t control them! With Vulcan’s secret headquarters and everything in it obliterated, what is Mikey’s final inheritance? Vulcan’s rogues gallery!
- SUPERMAN #221
- Superman’s being pulled in all directions in an issue that ties into all four miniseries springing from COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS! Omac is running loose. Villains are united. Magic is everywhere. Naturally, it’s a perfect time for Bizarro to show up!
- SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: FIRST THUNDER #1 (OF 4)
- Witness the first meeting of The Last Son of Krypton and Earth’s Mightiest Mortal in this thrilling 4-issue miniseries written by Judd Winick (SUPERMAN: “Lightning Strikes,” OUTSIDERS) with art by Josh Middleton (Nyx, New Mutants)! While Superman must stop members of a cult from stealing an ancient artifact from the Metropolis Natural History Museum, Captain Marvel must defeat giant robots rampaging through Fawcett City. When the same cult attempts to steal an artifact from a Fawcett City Museum, Superman drops by to lend a hand, and teams up with Captain Marvel against an all-new threat!
- TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS SECRET FILES 2005
- DC’s hottest new teams collide in an explosive one-shot! Following the events of “The Insiders” crossover, a villain from the Titans’ past returns with a plan for revenge on former Titans! Plus, what’s the deal with the crazy Titan who calls herself the Joker’s Daughter?
- VILLAINS UNITED #5 (OF 6)
- Here it is â€”the battle you would never have imagined: Catman vs. Deadshot! The picture says it all as the group sworn to undermine the villainous Society finds itself at odds with one another as they try to determine the answer to a single mystery: Who is Mockingbird?
- Star Wars: Empire #34
- For the second time, events on Jabiim are coming to disastrous ends because of the presence of a Jedi named Skywalker.
The first time was during the Clone Wars when young Anakin Skywalker was forced to abandon the Loyalist Jabiimi troops to the not-so-tender mercies of the Separatists.
Now, Luke Skywalker, whose presence on the otherwise insignificant planet has attracted the attention of none other than Darth Vader, must decide whether to stay and fight and risk everything, or escape and leave the Jabiimi freedom fighters to face Vader’s wrath.
But the choice may not be Luke’s alone-and no matter what he decides, Vader could end up with another prize that could doom the Rebel fleet!
- Super Manga Blast! #55
- Apples and Ferraris! It’s the LAST Club 9 episode! Makoto Kobayashi brings his romantic comedy to an end with a tearjerker finale, set in Haruo Hattori’s hometown of rural Akita. Celebrating years of Club 9 craziness, this month will also feature a color “Hello” Hattori pin-up and several bonus images! Kobayashi continues to charm readers with the feline antics found in What’s Michael?. Earth’s defenders face another Riofaldian assault in Cannon God Exaxxion, and three episodes of the full-tilt Seraphic Feather space epic will have you feverish for more! In the Shadow Star teen fantasy-drama, Shiina’s in grave danger, as the “Grudges” storyline comes to a brutal conclusion!