New Story Arc - Batman #12 serves as an epilogue for The Court of Owls and kicks off the newest story. If you're not reading Scott Snyder's excellent Batman, you're missing out!
As the Marvel and Ultimate Universe Spideys battle Mysterio in Spider-Men #4, Peter Parker meets the family he never had!
The fight with Terminus concludes in Batman and Robin #12.
AvX Tie-In - The Illuminati have failed to stop the Phoenix time and again, but the secret group gathers for a final time in New Avengers #29.
He's lost the woman he loves, but the World's Smartest Man will lose a lot more on his way to vengeance in Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2.
Sabretooth is back in Wolverine #311. What has he been up to, and whose side is he on?
New Series - Obadiah Archer 's lifelong mission is to kill Armstrong. What ends up happening is a drunken search for clues to an ancient conspiracy in Archer and Armstrong #1!
The Defenders from the Future are about to set out on the adventure of a lifetime, and they need the Four's help to get there in Fantastic Four #609.
New Series - James Stokoe (Orc Stain) is writing one of the world's most famous characters, beginning in Godzilla: Half-Century War #1! For more, see Brad's Pick of the Week below. We've been waiting for this one!
Batwoman shows up in Batgirl #12, but she's there to pick a fight with Barbara Gordon!
The crew of the Kapital reconsider their mission as pacifists and conservationists as they're hunted by Siberian pirates in The Massive #3.
Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and ClanDestine are on a collission course in Daredevil Annual #1.
There's a monster lurking in New York, and she's noticed a certain powerful clone in Superboy #12.
Jonah Panghammer, bottle imp extraordinaire, had the perfect plan. But Hadeon the Destroyer showed up and ruined everything! See how it all ends up in Fairest #6. This series is a must for Fables fans!
Buffy has tried to distance herself from a life filled with demons and evil, but her new job puts her even closer to those things in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine #12.
In Punk Rock Jesus #2, baby Chris performs his first "miracle." Let the media circus begin!
New Series - Gambit #1 places the mutant thief in way over his head when he makes a go at the biggest score of his career!
The darkest time in Asgard's history is revealed in Mighty Thor #18.
Felicia and Hobbes close in on their prey behind the Iron Curtain in American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #3.
Shock journalist Reed Braxton is turning the American people against Cap in Captain America #16. But Reed Braxton is supposed to be dead!
Wade Wilson's Merry Marvel Massacre continues in Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #2.
The Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from claiming Earth as his own in Avengers Assemble #6. With this being set in the Marvel Movie Universe, are we getting a glimpse of next year's summer Guardians movie?
"Stay Angry" concludes with a battle against Wolverine, and a fight with Thing in Incredible Hulk #12! What is Banner up to?
Rogue is trapped on another world by the Swarm, and struglling to fight her way back home in X-Men Legacy #271.
The mole in S.H.A.D.E. is revealed in Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #12!
New Series - Snap City's favorite heroine is back and ready for her own adventures in It Girl & the Atomics #1. From the pages of Michael Allred's Madman!
There are lots more great comics available this week. Look for 'em on our weekly pull checklist!
You thought you knew Scott Pilgrim, but not until you get your hands on Scott Pilgrim vol. 1 Color Hardcover: Precious Little Life. Not only is the smash comic hit now in color, but it also has previously-unpublished extras and bonus material!
Rasl vol. 4: The Lost Journals of Nikola Tesla concludes Jeff Smith's hard-boiled thriller about an inter-dimensional art thief that discovers the inventor's missing journals, setting off a brutal conflict!
Love IDW's Artist's Edition books? Bernie Wrightson Muck Monster Artist Edition Portfolio is the first lower-cost portfolio version, featuring scans of the original artwork. Muck Monster was a Warren magazine story he did that utilized the art style he would eventually use for his Frankenstein illustrations!
Right State is a race-against-time political thriller form Vertigo. The Secret Service has discovered an extremist militia group is planning on assassinating the country's second African-American President. Ted Akers, an ex-Special Forces hero that has been working as a conservative pundit is chosen to infiltrate the group and save a leader he has spoken out against.
Grendel Omnibus vol. 1: Hunter Rose is the first of four volumes that will collect Matt Wagner's entire Grendel saga, focusing first on the millionaire Hunter Rose and his criminal mastermind alter ego, Grendel!
The Flash Chronicles vol. 3 collects more Silver Age classic tales of the Scarlet Speedster in chronological order, featuring tangles with The Trickster, Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Gorilla Grodd and more!
Superman and Batman are targeted by the evil collaboration between Lex Luthor and the Joker in World's Finest, a new edition collecting the classic story by Dave Gibbons and Steve Rude.
Deathstroke vol. 1: Legacy collects the first issue of the new series. Slade Wilson is the perfect killer, and someone just foolishly decided not to pay him for a job!
Neal Adams Thrill Kill Artist Edition Portfolio presents the original art of a story the comic art legend created for the Warren magazines. Thrill Kill is the chilling depiction of a civilian sniper targeting a busy city intersection, accompanied by a conversation reflecting back on the killer's purpose.
Nevsky, Hero of the People is a Ben McCool/ Mario Guevara graphic novel re-imagining of the 1938 Russian film Alexander Nevsky. A story of Russia as a country begins with a man that led his people against the invading Teutonic Knights and does the impossible: he defeats them.
Before they collaborated on the gritty Western Bouncer, Alexandro Jodorowsky and Francois Boucq created a story of simple and seductive beauty called The Shadow's Treasure. It is now available in English for the first time.
Books, Magazines, etc.
A new issue of Draw! magazine is available this week.
The Art of Molly Crabapple vol. 2: The Devil in the Details includes fine art examples of the New York artist's often satirical illustration. She was also on hand as Occupy Wall Street broke out, capturing the early revolutionary feeling of the movement.
Toys, Statues, T-Shirts, Merchandise, etc.
Need something new to put up on your wall? Marvel has three new posters out this week: Mighty Thor by Alan Davis, Avengers vs. X-Men by Nick Bradshaw, and Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe.
Give Earth's Mightiest Heroes an alien invader to fight by getting the Marvel Select Avengers Movie Chitauri Figure! You might need a couple hundred of them if you already have the Hulk figure.
The Marvel Minimates Thor Stormbreaker Box Set has the Minimate people have been waiting for... Beta Ray Bill! And of course, Thor, Loki, and Sif are included, as well. But... Beta Ray Bill!
The Doctor Who White Dalex Talking Plush can be added to your red and blue ones to make for an oddly patriotic collection.
We received a huge graphic novel restock today! If you've placed a special order recently, we'll be calling soon. If you haven't, stop in and look for the graphic novel you've been missing.
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