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26. Fantagraphics launches new micro imprint FU Press with Fukitor and The Emperor’s New Clothes

unnamed1 Fantagraphics launches new micro imprint FU Press with Fukitor and The Emperors New Clothes
Rumors about Fantagraphics launching a smaller, micro press had been floating around for a while and in advance of SPOX they’ve made it official. FU Press will publish small limited editions (100 to 500 copy print runs) of material that is more “off the beaten path” than Tim Lane or Lucy Knisley. “Work by relatively unknown cartoonists that’s innovative, quirky, idiosyncratic, oddball, experimental, or downright crazy, work by established cartoonists that’s simply off-kilter or too obscure to sustain a mass market release, or archival work by significant cartoonists who have been overlooked and that might otherwise be short-shrifted due to the commercial demands of the traditional marketplace,” as the pr [uts it.

The first two releases are Jonah Kinigstein’s The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Tower of Babel in the “Art” World, a collection of political cartoons, and a re-release of Jason Karns’ Fukitor. Future releases are planned from Richard Sala and Guy Colwell, and a reprint of seminal underground/alternative cartoonist George Metzger’s Beyond Time and Again.

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You may recall the latter got some major press a while ago for reveling in what some called racist, sexist imagery. Karns stepped in to defend himself in confident he-man terms, while some took the whole kerfuffle as the chance to question the social relevance of many indie comics.

Anyhoo, this line (and its title) seem to ft in with the general reverence for the spirit of the underground comics always on display with Fantagraphics—and obviously the line will make a bunch of cool underground books of the past available once again. I suspect there may be a TEENSY EENSY WEENSY bit of controversy about this line, but hey controversy sells.

Fantagraphics Books is launching Fantagraphics Underground Press (FU Press), a new micro imprint that will publish books and print projects appealing to a smaller, more rarefied readership. The Fantagraphics mission has always been to publish comics and cartoons that take risks and reflect the uncompromising vision of the artist. It’s also crucial for us to put out books that will survive in an unforgiving mass market, but, what about work that doesn’t quite fit into our standard business model? Work by relatively unknown cartoonists that’s innovative, quirky, idiosyncratic, oddball, experimental, or downright crazy, work by established cartoonists that’s simply off-kilter or too obscure to sustain a mass market release, or archival work by significant cartoonists who have been overlooked and that might otherwise be short-shrifted due to the commercial demands of the traditional marketplace.

The FU Press imprint will inhabit a space between self-publishing and mass-market publishing. We’ll print limited editions (between 100 and 500 copies), market them on our website, help arrange signings and convention appearances, and sell them at comic festivals and to a select few comics shops across North America. New Jersey based independent printer, Jon Barli, will be supervising the printing and production of all the FU Press books. With such an ever-changing landscape, we have the opportunity to produce exciting and hand-crafted editions in short runs here in the United States utilizing a wide gamut of printing methods and formats: everything from a traditional digital-offset paperback to a hand sewn jacketed softcover to an epic accordion book; as projects demand, we can utilize silkscreen or letterpress, or any combination, and create truly artisanal books.

“I’m terrifically excited to be a part of Fantagraphics’ new effort to bring noteworthy projects out from underground,” explains printer Jon Barli. “We’re not placing any limitations on ourselves and aim to break new ground.”

Fantagraphics wants the cartoonist to be as involved in all of these areas as he or she wants to, but we’re willing to do the heavy lifting, allowing the cartoonists to focus on their creative work without worrying about every step of the commercial process – the logistics and financial hassles of printing, distribution, and promotion.

The first two FU books will debut at Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda, MD and be available for purchase by mail in October of 2014. They are both violent responses to different aspects of pop culture, high and low. Jonah Kinigstein’s The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Tower of Babel in the “Art” World is an 80-page oversized landscape-format softcover collecting Kinigstein’s political cartoons inveighing against the trends of abstract and modern art through the 20th century. Meticulously rendered in pen and ink in the tradition of George Townshend and James Gilray, the elaborate compositions skewer artists, curators, and critics. Jason Karns’ Fukitor is an attack of a different kind: reprinted from the artist’s self-published zine, the book is a 144 page compilation of full color comics that reside uneasily between a straight and satirical response to the violence, xenophobia, and sexual and racial stereotypes found in pop culture.

Future projects include portfolios of drawings by Richard Sala and Guy Colwell, and a reprint of seminal underground/alternative cartoonist George Metzger’s Beyond Time and Again.

It’s fitting that the name of the imprint is Fantagraphics Underground (FU Press) – since underground comics were a source of inspiration when Fantagraphics started publishing The Comics Journal in 1976; in 1981 Jack Jackson’s Los Tejanos was the first “graphic novel” we ever published. The underground comics movement was a guerilla model we looked up to: uncensored expression, author ownership, and work that could only be published outside of mainstream channels. FU Press is a return to our roots.

 

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27. First Look: Hawkeye Vs Deadpool #1

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This sells itself doesn’t it: hawkeye takes on the most popular Marvel character of the moment in a Halloween adventure. by Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli with a cover by James Harren (!) and a Jason Pearson variant. ANd Cap, Black Cat and DD are all in on the fun…or are they?

This October, the no-holds-barred antics of the Marvel Universe’s most unlikely duo continue in HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #1 – the official first issue of the blockbuster comic event of the fall. Even though this is really the second issue, but who’s counting? Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli return for the battle of the century (maybe) as the Merc with a Mouth battles the Avenging Archer! It’s Halloween night in Brooklyn, and that can only mean one thing – disaster is around the corner! And candy, always candy. The names and addresses of every active S.H.I.E.L.D. agent are about to be released, and it’s up to one Avenger and one (sometimes) X-Man to stop it. But is it trick or treat when they encounter bad guys dressed like good guys? Will Deadpool and Hawkeye kill each other before the night is through? Find out when the clash continues this October in HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #1!

 HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #1 (AUG140824)

Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by JAMES HARREN
Variant Cover by JASON PEARSON (AUG140825)
FOC – 09/15/14, On-Sale – 10/08/14

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28. Watch Comics by the Numbers with Brett Schenker and The Beat

This year at Baltimore Brett Schenker and I presented a panel called Comics by the Numbers Panel. Schenker is a political analyst and the author of perhaps the most cited post ever on The Beat, the much loved not at all controversial post Market Research Says 46.67% of Comic Fans are Female. The pane; was taped and you can watch (or probably better, listen) above. Depsite it being the first panel on Saturday there was a healthy audience of about 30-40 people, and the questions were really smart and engaged, which is the best you can ask on a panel.

Because you can’t see our slides, we’ve embedded them below.

This is an incredibly important topic for comics and all of pop culture, and I’m gald t be able to make this information available to all. For those who might want to confer further with Brett, his website is here, and he’s @graphicpolicy on Twitter.

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29. Michael DeForge’s shelf porn is made for action

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Zainab Akhtar’s excellent Comics and Cola blog runs a feature called “Comics Shelfies” which includes pictures of various comics collections. Usually the Expedit or Billy is called into play, but for Michael DeForge, the plastic milk crate is the basic storage unit. I can definitely relate, as for years my life was based around the much loved “Mard” from Ikea, which they stopped making ten years ago. DeForge’s collection is gorgeous and somehow poised for just the kind of action you’d expect from the animator/cartoonist.

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30. War gets a new look in THE DIVINE by Asaf and Tomer Hanuka and Boaz Lavie

TheDivine Cover War gets a new look in THE DIVINE by Asaf and Tomer Hanuka and Boaz Lavie

Twin brothers Asaf and Tomer Hanuka have been making vividly arresting comics for quite a while. Together they produced the award-nominated Bipolar. Separately, Tomer is known his covers for Vertigo and illustration for The New Yorker, the NY Times and many other places. Asaf illustrated Pizzeria Kamikaze, written by Etger Keret (and the basis of the film Wristcutters) and the ongoing webcomic The Realist.

And they have a new graphic novel coming out from First Second next July: The Divine, written by Israeli writer/filmmaker Boaz Lavie (“The Lake”). It’s a story dragged from today’s headlines. Former military man Mike is leading a boring civilian existence when his army buddy Jason invites him to take on what seems like easy money: a covert but lucrative contract  job in an obscure South-Asian country called Quanlom, which is being torn apart by civil war.

What seems like a simple job turns into a nightmare, as Quanlom’s civil war turns out to be led by 1o-year-old twins with seemingly supernatural powers. Throw in an army of godlike soldiers and a dragon and you have one weird war tale. According to the blurb, it’s ” a fast-paced, brutal, and breathlessly beautiful portrait of a world where ancient powers vie with modern warfare and nobody escapes unscathed.”

I’m a long time fan of the Hanukas striking imagery and morbid imaginations. This sound like a perfect outlet for their vision.

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31. Nice read: Todd Klein on The Last Fables Panel

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As noted in my Baltimore Comic-Con report for Publishers Weekly, one of the programming highlights was a two hour “The LAst Fables Panel” which united Bill Willingham, Mark BUckingham, Steve Leialoha, Todd Klein, Andrew Pepoy, Barry Kitson and special guests for a last look at the beloved comic. Klein, the logo letterer, has a fine report on the panel, which included special guests like Paul Levitz and Bob Wayne. There are also photos, such as Pepoy and Willingham above.

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32. Here’s the new Batmobile…it’s dark and will make a great Lego


Director Zack Snyder tweeted the new Batmobile from Batman V Superman last night. He lated added a photo credit: Photo Credit @ClayEnos RT: iPhone photography is great but some things deserve more. (Nikon D800 ISO 500 24mm f/11 1/25th sec)

The image cme after a fake batmobile has circulated on the nets earlier in the day.

I’m no expert in Batmnobile design but this one looks like even more of a tank than the one from the Nolan films.

What do y’all think?

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33. When cartoonists get famous: Randall Munroe on Colbert

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Last week Randall Munroe of xkcd fame apepared on the Colbert Show to promote his new book What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions When cartoonists get famous: Randall Munroe on Colbert which is ccurrently#37 on Amazon, so I guess it’s a hit. The book reprints his essays on absured scientificquestiosn given exhaustive answers.  The union of dry Colbert and extremely lietral Munroe is about am comfy as you’d expect, with the great line “Drawing is really hard,” among those uttered.

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34. TO DO tonight, NYC: Henry and Glenn Sleazy Rider tour hits

 

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Oh and here’s another mini-tour, Tom Neely, Keenan Marshall Keller and friends, of Henry and Glenn and The Humans—coming in NOvember from Image Comics— fame, are on a mini tour starting tonight at JHU Comics in Manhattan, then hitting Cotton Candy Machine in BKNY, Atomic Books, and SPX. Check it out.

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35. Wolverine and Kitty talk about old times in THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3

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With Wolverine’s days dwindling as he dies for the 9th or 10th time in the comics, he and Kitty go to Japan to talk about the days that were, the days that are and the very few days that are to come. Don’t cry.

It’s the story that has the whole world talking, and today Marvel is proud to reveal your first look inside DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 – the penultimate chapter in the blockbuster four-issue event kicking off this week! Experience the end of an era as superstar creators Charles Soule & Steve McNiven take Kitty Pryde and Wolverine back to Japan for one last adventure.

Bruised and beaten from his last battle, the once indestructible killing machine returns to his wandering samurai roots as he ventures back to the Japan with Kitty Pryde in tow. Only not all is as it seems in the Land of the Rising Sun. With no greater opportunity than the present an old foe emerges, ready to end the Wolverine. Ogun has returned, prepared for his revenge. Yet in the shadows moves an even deadlier threat pulling the strings. Who is behind the bounty on Wolverine’s head?

Each issue of Death of Wolverine is oversized and features stunning Weapon Etched Holo Foil cover treatment. Exclusively crafted for this series, each foil-wrapped issue of Death of Wolverine is poised to leap off comic shop shelves come September!

                                                                                                                                          

Time is running out for the Wolverine. The epic end of the world’s most famous X-Man is upon us, and no fan can afford to miss out on the spectacular DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 when it hits comic shops and digital devices in October!                                                     

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 (JUN140602)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Canada Variant by STEVE MCNIVEN (MAY148258)

Variant Cover by ORLANDO SANTIAGO

On-Sale – 10/01/2014

 

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36. Hanselmann, Deforge and Kyle on tour

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Simon Hanselmann, Patrick Kyle and Michael DeForge are going on tour together, an event that will doubtless span a thousand autobio comics. DeForge is the best known of the group, acclaimed for Lose, Ant Comix and many more of his abstractly horrifying enquiries into social systems human and animal. Hanselmann’s Megahex presents a sit-com for millennials, as an owl a witch and a cat struggle with depression and ennui. I have read Kyle’s Distance Mover yet, but the blurb has me sold:

Mr. Earth can move incredible distances in his improbable Distance Mover, a wondrous vehicle that reflects the fantastic world it traverses. He, and his young art-star protégée Mendel, explore culture-rich crystalline cities, challenge the mighty Council of the Misters, try to overcome the all-conquering Ooze, and much more!

The crew kicks off on Thursday at Atomic Books, travels to SPX, hits Bergen Street, the Brooklyn Book Festival, Secret Headquarters, Floating World, Fantagraphics and even Vegas. Here’s the whole schedule:

September 12th – Baltimore, MD – Atomic Books
(with Charles Burns, Ed Piskor, Noel Freibert and more!)

September 13-14th – Bethesda, MD SPX

September 15th – Charlottesville, VA – Telegraph Gallery
(with Noel Freibert)

September 16th – Philadelphia, PA – Locust Moon Comics
(with Farel Dalrymple, Annie Mok and Noel Freibert)

September 20th – Brooklyn, NY – Bergen Street Comics
(with Eleanor Davis, Jesse Reklaw, Matthew Thurber, Mark Connery, Alex Degen and Noel Freibert)

September 21st – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Book Festival

September 23rd – Manhattan, NY – The New School

September 24th – Pittsburgh, PA – Copacetic Comics
(with Annie Mok and Noel Freibert)

September 27th – Columbus, OH – Kafe Kerouac

September 30th – Chicago, IL – Quimby’s

October 2nd – Minneapolis, MN – Boneshaker Books

October 4th – Las Vegas, NV – TBA

October 5th – Los Angeles, CA – Secret Headquarters

October 7th – San Francisco, CA – Mission Comics

(with Ed Luce)

 

October 9th – Portland, OR – Floating World

October 10th – Portland, OR – Gridlords

October 11th – Seattle, WA – Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery
(with Lane Milburn and Conor Stechschulte)

October 12th – Vancouver, BC – Pulp Fiction
(sans Simon Hanselmann)

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The Floating World event takes place on October 9th and here’s some more info:

Celebrating the release of each of their own new comics, Hanselmann’s Megahex (Fantagraphics Books), DeForge’s Lose #6 (Koyama Press), and Kyle’s Distance Mover (Koyama Press), the trio are traveling from coast-to-coast starting at Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda, MD and ending at The Fantagraphics Bookstore in Seattle, WA. Going from state-to-state, they will be signing books and selling an exclusive tour poster collaboration, silkscreened by Telegraph Gallery.

These cartoonists represent the new generation of underground comics. All contributing to the medium in different ways with very stylized humor comics, they each gained popularity posting their comics online before branching out onto the printed page. Now together and in planes, trains, and automobiles, Simon, Michael, and Patrick are taking their comics on the road to meet the fans (and crash on their couches). A few other special guests will join them along the way so find your city and plunk your butt down in front of the store for a good time.

You’ve been warned!
WHO: Simon Hanselmann, Michael DeForge, and Patrick Kyle
WHAT: Book release party
WHEN: Thursday October 9th, 5-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St

 

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37. Marvel Announces New Graphic Novels for 2015!

Star Wars!  GOTTA HAVE STAR WARS!!!  Yup, Marvel is wasting no time in getting those reprints out there!  Might we see a Jaxxon/Rocket Raccoon crossover soon?

And in this post… Somebody Dies!!

The return of Onslaught!  Secret Wars!  Civil War!  Skrulls!  (Hey, we weren’t kidding when we said somebody dies!)

And, of course, lots of Omnibuses!  (Omnibi?  Omnibusses?  Omnibussey?)  And lots of media tie-ins!  Deathlok fan, rejoice!  (Hmm… Wierdworld… could Marvel be testing the waters  for a Howard the Duck/Nexus of All Realities tv series?)

137 titles!  Barebones info, but click on the title links for more information!

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Original Sin Companion
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
Ages 15 And Up, Grades 10 to 17
$125.00 USD
904 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192121, 0785192123

Summary: The shockwaves from the release of the Watcher’s secrets are felt across the Marvel Universe! The Avengers face their future as the Invaders struggle with their past! Deadpool has a daughter! Luke Cage investigates the Mighty Avengers from 1972! Learn truths about Nova’s father and Daredevil’s mother! How is Iron Man connected to the Hulk’s origin? How is Angela connected to Thor and Loki? Can the Thing handle the truth about the Human Torch? Can Spider-Man cope with Silk? And could Professor X’s will destroy the X-Men?
COLLECTING: Avengers 29-34, Deadpool 29-34, Mighty Avengers 10-12, All -New Invaders 6-7, Nova 18-20, Original Sin 3.1-3.4, Original Sin 5.1-5.5, Fantastic Four 6-8, Daredevil 6-7, Amazing Spider-Man 4-6, Uncanny X-Men 23-25, Guardians of the Galaxy 18-20, Original Sin: S cret Avengers Inf nite Comic 1-2
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Star Wars : The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 1
Jo Duffy, Howard Chaykin, Walter Simonson, Roy Tho…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$125.00 USD
880 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191063, 0785191062

Summary: As the phenomenon dawned in 1977, Marvel Comics published the very first STAR WARS comic-book series. Now, the House of ideas is re-presenting those original adventures in its wampa-sized Omnibus format! It’s the return of the Jedi to Marvel in an opening volume that begins tith A NEW HOPE and ends with THE EMPRIE STRIKES BACK. In between, the Rebels face a wealth of new perils–from space pirate Crimson Jack to the bounty hunter Beilert Valance, as well as a surprisingly svelte Jabba the Hut (one “t”). Luke goes back to Tatooine, Leia battles alone, Han and Chewie play the deadly Big Game, and Darth Vader hunts for answers! With all your old favorites and plenty of new faces–hello, Jaxxon!–there’s no doubt, the Force is strong with this one!
COLLECTING: STAR WARS 1-44, Annual 1
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Death of Wolverine
Steve McNiven, Charles Soule
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 20, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99 USD
128 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193517, 0785193510

Summary: All roads must end somewhere, and every hero’s story eventually comes to a close. For Logan, the century-old mutant known as Wolverine, that time is now. The loss of his healing factor and the traumatic events of “Three Months To Die” have all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade. Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a savage, a samurai, a teacher – and so much more. Logan has spent decades being the best there is at what he does…but even the best fade away eventually. And now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he’s never played before in this solemn special event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven.
COLLECTING: Death of Wolverine 1-4
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All-New X-Men Volume 6 : The Ultimate Adventure (Marvel Now)
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$24.99 USD
136 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785154341, 0785154345

Summary: Dimension-hopping is something of an X-Men rite of passage, and it’s about time the All-New X-Men took the plunge! You don’t always have to travel Miles away to visit a new place…but will the Web these time-displaced young X-Men find themselves tangled in Ultimately bring about their end? Okay, enough subtlety: the All-New X-Men meet Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man – and this is a showdown you won’t want to miss! Plus: it’s Iceman unleashed, as young Bobby Drake takes the offensive! And for someone who’s said that she doesn’t find him particularly pleasant to be around, X-23 seems to have taken an odd interest in the high-flying Angel. Tune in as yesterday’s X-Men continue to explore the fear-fraught future of the present day!
COLLECTING: ALL-NEW X-MEN 31-35
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All-New X-Men Volume 4 : All-Different (Marvel Now)
Stuart Immonen, Brian Michael Bendis, Brandon Pete…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$19.99 USD
144 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785188612, 0785188614

Summary: The X-Men are shaken to the core by the fallout from Battle of the Atom! Kitt y Pryde and the All-New X-Men’s faith in Wolverine’s Jean Grey School has been completely eroded…so where have they gone instead, and what will they do? Meanwhile, X-23 joins the All-New X-Men – and sets her hunter’s sights on Cyclops?! What does this mean to Jean Grey? When Jean and X-23 are forced to team up against a mysterious force, she’d bett er figure it out fast! Then: ring in the X-Men’s 50th anniversary with new stories from some of the greatest creators to ever work on Marvel’s mutants!
COLLECTING: ALL-NEW X-MEN 18-21, X-MEN: GOLD
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Uncanny X-Men Volume 3 : The Good, The Bad, The Inhuman (Marvel Now)
Kris Anka, Chris Bachalo, Brian Michael Bendis
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 3, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$19.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189374, 0785189378

Summary: The new Xavier School changes as the effects of Battle of the Atom are felt – and Kitty Pryde and the All-New X-Men join Cyclops’ renegade squad! Meanwhile, Magneto embarks on personal mission that sets him at odds with much of the X-Men – and the whole Marvel Universe. As Magneto reaches a crossroads, everything he’s fought for is called into question – and he’s forced to make a decision that will change him forever! Elsewhere, the ladies of the Uncanny X-Men go out on the town – and find themselves face-to-face with the effects of Inhumanity! And Cyclops declares a training day for the X-Men’s students, but the “training” seems to be that the teachers just abandoned them to fend for themselves on a dangerous mission! What will these inexperienced young mutants do now?
COLLECTING: Uncanny X-Men 14, 15, INH, 16-18
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Amazing X-Men Volume 2 : World War Wendingo
Paco Medina, Kathryn Immonen
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785188223, 0785188223

Summary: Writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost return to the X-Men! When Wolverine discovers that an old friend is missing, his visit to Canada soon transforms into a hairy situation. The Wendigo virus is running rampant, transforming people into flesh-eating monsters! Now, the X-Men and Alpha Flight must fight to stop the growing tide of Wendigos from consuming everything and everyone in their path…a task made harder when an X-Man falls prey to the deadly disease! Desperate, the X-Men take the fight to the Spirit Realm, but how do the Great Beasts fit into this mayhem? And will even the combined forces of the X-Men and Alpha Flight be enough to save Canada from this cannibalistic plague? Plus: Iceman, Firestar and Spider-Man must renew their amazing friendship to save New York City!
COLLECTING: AMAZING X-MEN 7-12
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X-Men Epic Collection : Children of the Atom
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
Ages 0 And Up, Grades P to 17
$34.99 USD
520 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189046, 0785189041

Summary: Billed as “The Strangest Super-Heroes of All!”, the ever-uncanny X-Men blasted onto the comic book scene in 1963. Now, in this massive Epic Collection, you can feast your eyes as Stan, Jack and co. lay down the building blocks of comics’ most famous franchise! You’ll experience the beginning of Professor X’s teen team and their mission for peace and brotherhood between man and mutant; their first battle with arch-foe Magneto; the dynamic debuts of Juggernaut, the Sentinels, Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
COLLECTING: X-Men (1963) 1-23 (X-Men Epic Collectio n Vol . 1)
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X-Men : The Road to Onslaught Volume 3
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$39.99 USD
448 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190059, 0785190058

Summary: Onslaught is coming! But first, the X-Men must survive his herald, the punishing and powerful Post! Archangel and Wolverine join Doctor Strange on a quest for a mystical cure to Psylocke’s grievous, Sabretooth-inflicted injuries – but Warren too has wounds, both physical and psychological. Meanwhile, the Brood return, the Age of Apocalypse’s Dark Beast targets his Marvel Universe doppelganger, Wolverine succumbs to his animal side – literally – and the X-Men race to save a trainful of commuters from Mister Sinister’s explosive experiments!
COLLECTING: Uncanny X-Men 329-332, Archangel 1, X-Men/Brood 1-2, X-Men Unlimited (1993) 10, X-Men 50-52, Wolverine (1988) 101, Xavier Institute Alumni Yearbook
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Magneto Volume 2 : Reversals
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 3, 2015
Ages 15 And Up, Grades 10 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189886, 0785189882

Summary: AXIS tie-in! Magneto was once arguably the most powerful mutant on the planet. But recently, his powers have been reduced to a whisper of what they once were. How far will he go to become the Master of Magnetism once more? When Magneto discovers that mutants are being hauled away to a re-education camp, he investigates…and discovers that the Red Skull is behind the operation! And worse, the villain possesses the brain and powers of Magneto’s deceased friend, Charles Xavier! Taking this affront personally on many levels, Magneto vows to take down the Red Skull once and for all – but as the Skull sends the world into a spiral of destruction, will Magneto crumple before the maniac?
COLLECTING: Magneto 7-12
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X-Force Volume 2
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 3, 2015
Ages 15 And Up, Grades 10 to 17
$17.99 USD
120 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190271, 0785190279

Summary: X-Force barely survived the superhuman arms dealer Volga – and with their secrets brought to light, they’re barely surviving each other. How will Cable’s team keep it together to carry out their mission? Will Domino’s return help or hurt them? While pursuing the foe who killed one of their own, X-Force runs afoul of the UK’s superhuman operatives: Pete Wisdom and MI13! Can X-Force out-spy the best spy there is? As the two factions come to blows, a third player secretly threatens to wipe them all off the board! X-Force targets ForgetMeNot, a mutant who may hold the key to defeating their greatest adversary!
COLLECTING: X-Force 7-10, X-Men Legacy 300
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Cyclops Volume 1 : Starstruck
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: December 30, 2014
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$15.99 USD
112 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190752, 0785190759

Summary: Cyclops just discovered that the father he thought died long ago is alive and well…and a space pirate! Spinning out of All-New X-Men comes the first solo adventure for one of the time-traveling original mutant teens! Young Cyclops stays in space to get to know his dad, and the two steal a Badoon spaceship for an intergalactic road trip! First stop, the resort world of Dixzit…but Dixzit has a dark secret. And when Corsair and Cyclops shipwreck, they get to have that nice father-son chat they’ve both been avoiding the indigenous species are none too happy with them, either…what bargains will need to be struck to get out alive? And is their would-be rescuer putting Scott at greater risk than before? Greg Rucka charts a new course for the first X-Man!
COLLECTING: CYCLOPS 1-6
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Avengers World Volume 3 : Next World
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$19.99 USD
160 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192510, 0785192514

Summary: The Island opens its doors. The Dead march into the light. The Dragon declares war. And in one catastrophic moment, a world erupts in flames and the uprising begins! As A.I.M. Empire makes its stand and the army of the dead rise at Morgan Le Fay’s command, the ragtag heroes of the new Euroforce team with the Avengers to confront the menace lurking under Europe. And as the Gorgon and the Dragon Temple of the Hand attack China, the Avengers and the Ascendant answer the call! Confronted by immense dangers on all sides, the Avengers face a world on fire – and to restore peace, they’ll have to become something even bigger than before. Prepare for the Avengers World!
COLLECTING: Avengers World 10-16
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Uncanny Avengers Volume 5 : Axis Prelude (Marvel Now)
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 20, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$24.99 USD
144 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785154259, 0785154256

Summary: The march to AXIS begins here as the Uncanny Avengers are reunited! The threat of Kang is over, but what are the repercussions? A dark secret is revealed in Genosha, Havok and his team are defeated at the hands of the sinister S-Men…and the Red Skull’s revenge is now unstoppable. The great vanishing has begun, the Uncanny Avengers are too late…and Havok witnesses the Skull’s greatest atrocity yet! Meanwhile, Magneto discovers the Skull’s possession of his dead friend Charles Xavier’s brain and powers and becomes determined to shut the villain’s scheme down! Prepare for a Magneto vs. Red Skull blood match that will result in a terribly altered Marvel Universe! Plus: the Mojoverse gathers an all-new, all-creepy Avengers! It’s the shocking debut of the Avengers of the Supernatural!
COLLECTING: Uncanny Avengers 23-25, Magneto 9-10, Uncanny Avengers Annual 1
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Avengers : Revelations
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 3, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$15.99 USD
128 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193401, 0785193405

Summary: Four oversized tales that will rock the Avengers’ world! First, Jim Starlin and Ron Lim return to Thanos! Learn how a devastating defeat in Thanos’ past will soon redefine the Marvel Universe, as the Mad Titan faces Mephisto, his future self, the Avengers and more! Then, can the Uncanny Avengers survive the wrath of an unleashed Spirit of Vengeance, and the all-new, all-creepy Avengers of the Supernatural? Meanwhile, when Doctor Strange is called upon to fulfill an old debt to an enclave of Himalayan technomonks, even the good doctor may be beyond his limits!
COLLECTING: Thanos Annual 1, Uncanny Avengers Annual 1, New Avengers Annual 1, Avengers Annual 1
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Deathlok : The Souls of Cyber-Folk
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$39.99 USD
400 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193340, 0785193340

Summary: As if being duped by his evil ex-employers into becoming the cyborg soldier Deathlok isn’t enough, now Michael Collins is square in the sights of a mad villain collecting and disassembling cyborgs and androids. Can you guess the secret of Mechadoom? Hopefully Deathlok, with a little help from the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, can! Then, what happens when the man in the body of a killing machine meets the killing machine in the body of a man? Find out when Deathlok and the Punisher team up! And the nightmare is far from over for Collins – when he finds himself in battle with Ghost Rider, it’s time to fight hellfire with firepower!
COLLECTING: Deathlok (1991) 1-15, Annual 1
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Iron Man Volume 4 : Iron Metropolitan (Marvel Now)
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$19.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189435, 0785189432

Summary: Tony Stark has returned from space with a vision of a better world. But who is his secret ally? Tony mysteriously shrugs his crime-fighting duties onto P.E.P.P.E.R. and focuses his energies on the grand unveiling of Troy, Tony’s Iron Metropolitan city of tomorrow! What could go wrong? Well, Pepper could meet P.E.P.P.E.R., or discover Tony’s family secret – or both! And if the Mandarin is truly dead, then who is Mandarin-Seven: Red Peril – and how did they get the villain’s rings? As the Iron Phalanx attacks and the skies burn red above Troy, Iron Man investigates the Mandarins. Meanwhile, Red Peril uncovers Troy’s shocking secret! And will an Inhuman threaten Tony’s city of tomorrow? Guest starring Jim Rhodes, the Iron Patriot!
COLLECTING: Iron Man 18-20, 20.INH , 21-22
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Amazing Spider-Man Volume 2 : Edge of Spider-Verse
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 20, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
112 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785187981, 0785187987

Summary: Step over the edge of Spider-Verse! Spidey teams up with the all-new Ms. Marvel in a high-flying (high-stepping in Kamala’s case) adventure! Can Ms. Marvel get Spidey out of a jam? Plus, MC2′s Spider-Girl and the Spider-Man of 1602 find themselves under attack from the mysterious forces behind Spider-Verse! And who is Spider-UK? Meanwhile, in the year 2099, the Superior Spider-Man lives on – but how? Otto takes the fight to Karn, the man working his way through the multiverse leaving a trail of dead spiders in his wake, but finds himself hopelessly overpowered. Can the Superior Spidey find enough allies to make a dent in Karn? The road to Spider-Verse starts here!
COLLECTING: Amazing Spider-Man 7-8, Superior Spide r-Man 32-33, Free Comic Book Day 2014 (Guardians of the Galaxy) 1
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Avengers : Time Runs Out Volume 1
Stefano Caselli, Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99 USD
128 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193418, 0785193413

Summary: TIME RUNS OUT! For Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Illuminati, it has all been building to this. Following the startling events of Original Sin and the revelations as to what the Illuminati have been up to all this time, this cataclysmic saga jumps forward to the day of the Final Incursion. See what awaits our heroes in the future as the table is set for the astonishing climax of Jonathan Hickman’s acclaimed runs on Avengers and New Avengers.
COLLECTING: Avengers 35-37, New Avenge rs 24-25
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Black Widow Volume 2
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 3, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
160 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785188209, 0785188207

Summary: On a snowy night in Prague, Natasha must fight her way out of disaster alongside the Winter Soldier! Meanwhile, Isaiah has business in London, but a simple plan soon gets very complicated. Then, the Black Widow finds herself fighting against – or alongside? – the Punisher for access to a deadly criminal network. But trapped on an exploding oil rig with Crossbones and his Skull Squad, will Frank and Natasha complete their missions…or take each other out? And because you demanded it: Hawkeye! But how could his fight with the Widow cost Isaiah his life? Finally, in the wake of Wolverine’s death, Black Widow bonds with the despondent X-23 over punching and espionage. Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto continue their run on one of the most acclaimed books of the year!
COLLECTING: Black Widow 7-12, Punisher 9
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Captain America Volume 5 : The Tomorrow Soldier (Marvel Now)
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$24.99 USD
136 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189558, 0785189556

Summary: This is it! The final chapter of the story that began in Dimension Z! After Cap’s earth-shaking battle against the Iron Nail, Steve Rogers is Captain America no more! But can he survive his new situation as a face from the past hunts him? Meanwhile, two of Cap’s oldest foes continue their plan: Arnim Zola and the Red Skull! Zola wages war on New York, but without Cap to lead them, can the Avengers stop the Bio-Fanatic’s plot for revenge? As the Falcon faces a secret from Cap’s past, Zola unleashes his hyper-mutates, and Jet Black joins the battle…to the death! The Red Skull’s long game is revealed as the road to AXIS begins! But Zola and the Skull didn’t anticipate a new player in the game: who is the all-new Captain America?!
COLLECTING: Captain America 22-25
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The Punisher Volume 2 : Dos Soles
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 20, 2015
Ages 15 And Up, Grades 10 to 17
$17.99 USD
160 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785154440, 0785154442

Summary: Best-selling author Kevin Maurer joins Nathan Edmondson for a story of jungle warfare! American soldiers are being held by a South American drug lord, when suddenly a new prisoner arrives…Frank Castle! But not all is as it seems on either side of the bars, and now a wounded Frank and a Special Forces medic must hazard dangerous terrain and merciless mercenaries to escape! Then, the Punisher finds himself fighting alongside – or against? – Black Widow for access to a deadly criminal network. But can either survive being trapped on an abandoned oil tanker with Crossbones and his Skull Squad? And back in LA, a new crime lord with a personal vendetta against Frank Castle has arisen!
COLLECTING: The Punisher 7-12, Black Widow 9
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New Warriors Volume 2 : Always and Forever
Marcus To, Christopher Yost
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785154549, 078515454X

Summary: The New Warriors are pulled into Inhumanity as their own resident Inhuman, Haechi, is targeted by two different tribes of Inhumans…and faces a difficult choice! Meanwhile, Jake Waffles and Mister Whiskers are back again, but are they friend or foe? What does Jake Waffles possess that Speedball wants so badly? And who is hunting Nova? As Justice and Scarlet Spider hit the road together for Houston, the New Warriors take their fight straight back to the High Evolutionary! But who is truly behind the High Evolutionary’s plans? Can anyone trust the Evolutionaries? For the fate of all things not-quite-human, the war is on…and not everyone will survive it! Judgment has come for humanity – and for the New Warriors!
COLLECTING: New Warriors 7-12
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Nova Volume 4 : Original Sin (Marvel Now)
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$16.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189589, 0785189580

Summary: Original Sin tie-in! The Watcher’s eye presents a pair of mysteries: was Nova’s father a murderer? And what is the secret origin of the Black Novas? Sam Alexander grieves for the Watcher and turns to a friend for help – everyone’s favorite Guardian of the Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon! As the secrets of the Black Novas and Sam’s dad are revealed, Sam’s world is torn apart…but can he come out of this stronger? And when Sam discovers new information about his dad’s whereabouts, he must find his former-Nova father halfway across the universe…and either give him salvation or justice! Plus: When the Alexander home is threatened, there may not be anything that Nova can do to help out.
COLLECTING: Nova 17-22
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The Superior Foes of Spider-Man Volume 3
Steve Lieber, Nick Spencer
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191704, 0785191704

Summary: Voted one of the best mainstream super hero comics of 2013 by the Onion A.V. Club! Only five villains stand between New York and total chaos in the streets of Manhattan. The problem? Those villains are the Superior Foes. And now the world’s most dangerous villains are up against the world’s most dangerous thing – the truth! A year of duplicity and double crossing has led to this…who will live, who will die, who will get the head of Silvermane? The Gang War begins as everyone clashes in a big fight over Silvermane’s head. Lives are lost, feelings are hurt, and car keys get misplaced as the Foes take on all comers! The sleeper hit of the year continues as Spencer and Lieber bring this rollicking tale of evil to its ultimate hour!
COLLECTING: The Superior Foes of Spider-Man 12-17
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Secret Wars Prose Novel
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 20, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$24.99 USD
304 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191001, 0785191003

Summary: The fate of the entire Marvel Universe hangs in the balance as Earth’s mightiest heroes face their greatest challenge! Summoned across the stars by the mysterious and unbelievably powerful Beyonder, the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men are set against their deadliest foes on the mysterious planet known as Battleworld – with the winner promised the ultimate prize. But as battle lines are drawn, new alliances are forged and old enemies clash, one among them is not willing to settle for anything less than godhood. Can even the heroes’ combined might prevent Dr. Doom from becoming the most powerful being in the universe?
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Marvel Masterworks : Warlock Volume 1
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$24.99 USD
296 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785188582, 0785188584

Summary: In 1972, Marvel Comics marched into a new era, an era where super heroes increasingly reflected the world’s turmoil and social unrest. And the hero for that era was the newly christened Adam Warlock! Mixing action and allegory, Roy Thomas and Gil Kane armed the character Stan and Jack called “Him” with the soul gem and launched him on a wild ride across the cosmos to Counter-Earth.
COLLECTING: Marvel Premiere (1972) 1-2, Warlock (1972) 1-8, Incredible Hulk (1968) 176-178
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Marvel Masterworks : The Fantastic Four Volume 1 (New Printing)
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
Ages 0 And Up, Grades P to 17
$49.99 USD
272 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191292, 0785191291

Summary: In 1961, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby lit the fuse to the greatest revolution in comic book history – the Marvel Age of Comics – and now you can experience it from page one! With the space race on, Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, Sue Storm and Johnny Storm aimed for the stars – but after their craft was bombarded by cosmic rays, they gained the startling powers of the Fantastic Four! The FF weren’t just any super heroes, though.
COLLECTING: Fantastic Four 1-10
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Marvel Masterworks : The Incredible Hulk Volume 1 (New Printing)
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
Ages 0 And Up, Grades P to 17
$49.99 USD
176 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191308, 0785191305

Summary: Dr. Robert Bruce Banner may have the appearance of a mild-mannered scientist, but after being caught in a gamma bomb explosion, he became the unstoppable engine of destruction known as the Incredible Hulk! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s atomic update on the Dr. Jekyl/Mr. Hyde paradigm mixed the joy of giant monsters with Cold War intrigue, and added a heavy dose of psychological drama to create a formula that decades later still has readers clamoring for more! So find out how it all began in the Hulk’s original six-issue series.
COLLECTING: Hulk 1-6
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Marvel Masterworks : The Uncanny X-Men Volume 9
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$75.00 USD
432 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191544, 0785191542

Summary: By 1982, the Uncanny X-Men had become the biggest franchise in comic books. Chris Claremont’s writing rose to find perhaps his most poignant and challenging expression of the mutant metaphor in “God Loves, Man Kills,” while his work with Frank Miller on Wolverine skyrocketed the character’s popularity. With the culmination of Paul Smith’s classic run – featuring the growing romance between Kitty Pryde and Colossus, the first appearance of Callisto and the Morlocks, Rogue’s debut as an X-Man.
COLLECTING: Uncanny X-Men (1981) 168-175, X-Men Annual (1970) 7, Marvel Graphic Novel (1982) 5, Wolverine (1982) 1-5
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Powers Volume 3 : Little Deaths
Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Michael Bendis
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
Ages 17 And Up, Grades 12 to 17
$15.99 USD
192 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193081, 0785193081

Summary: Follow the series that made Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming comic-book superstars! Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim work special homicide cases that involve Powers. Superheroes have “groupies” like anyone in the spotlight – but when a famous superhero dies, could the culprit be one of them? Plus: Warren Ellis goes on a ride-along with our favorite detectives! This completely redesigned, reformatted and reworked volume is perfect for both new readers and old!
COLLECTING: Powers (2000) 7, 12-14, Annual 1; Powers Activity and Coloring Book; Jinx: True Crime Confessions
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Powers Volume 4 : Supergroup
Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Michael Bendis
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
Ages 17 And Up, Grades 12 to 17
$15.99 USD
176 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193098, 078519309X

Summary: When one of the members of a popular supergroup is found violently murdered, the events that follow unveil the mystery players behind the multi-layered control of the superhero elite. Walker and Pilgrim are forced to make choices that will forever change their lives and careers, and how the world at large sees its heroes. This completely redesigned, reformatted and reworked volume is perfect for both new readers and old!
COLLECTING: Powers (2000) 15-20
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Powers Volume 5 : Anarchy
Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Michael Bendis
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
Ages 17 And Up, Grades 12 to 17
$15.99 USD
128 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193074, 0785193073

Summary: Society is lashing out at its superheroes. Anti-powers groups are rising up with a series of gruesome murders against the city’s most powerful capes. With Walker retired, Detective Pilgrim teams up with a new partner to investigate this murderous superhero backlash and the people behind it. This completely redesigned, reformatted and reworked volume is perfect for both new readers and old!
COLLECTING: Powers (2000) 21-24
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Rocket Raccoon Volume 1 : A Chasing Tale
Skottie Young
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$24.99 USD
136 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193890, 0785193898

Summary: Rocket Raccoon has been a hero to the weak, a champion of good, a heartthrob to many intergalactic females…but his high-flying life of adventure may be a thing of the past when he’s framed for murder – and the authorities aren’t the only one on his tail! (Get it? Tail?) The real killer is an imposter who seems to be one step ahead of Rocket at every turn…now, it’s up to our hero and his best pal Groot to find the truth! With Macho Gomez and the Ex-Terminators tracking him, can Rocket make it out alive and clear his name? Superstar creator Skottie Young brings his A-game as writer and artist on the series we’ve been waiting decades for. Because really, this is the only Guardian of the Galaxy you actually care about, right?
COLLECTING: Rocket Raccoon 1-6
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Legendary Star-Lord Volume 1 : Face It, I Rule
Sam Humphries, Paco Medina, Freddie Williams
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 3, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$16.99 USD
112 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191599, 0785191593

Summary: Exploding from the pages of Guardians of the Galaxy! Peter Quill battles the Badoon, fights to save an orphanage, and still finds time to flirt with the X-Men’s Kitty Pryde – all in a day’s work for the legendary Star-Lord! But when Peter is captured by a bounty hunter with a strange connection to his past, can the two make amends before he’s fed to a giant alien? Sharing a Badoon jail cell with a criminal and a child isn’t exactly Peter’s idea of a good time…luckily, he’s got an ace named Kitty up his sleeve. But Star-Lord soon encounters the all-powerful Titan responsible for so much mayhem in his life: Thanos! It’s the battle to end all battles, but can Star-Lord possibly get out alive?!
COLLECTING: Legendary Star-Lord 1-5
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Inhumanity
Nick Bradshaw, Matteo Buffagni, Warren Ellis, Oliv…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$34.99 USD
360 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190349, 0785190341

Summary: For millennia, they were hidden in plain sight – forgotten descendants of a secret race transformed by alien science, living ordinary lives, never knowing their godlike potential. They could be your doctor. Your mailman. Maybe even you. But now the kingdom of Attilan has fallen to Earth. Its royal family has been torn apart. And the Terrigen Bomb has revealed the Inhumans in mankind’s midst. As individuals across the globe manifest uncanny new abilities, the Avengers, X-Men, Hulk, Spider-Man and more face a world forever altered. And with her husband gone, Queen Medusa must unite her scattered people and lead them into a new Inhuman Age.
COLLECTING: Avengers Assemble 21.INH -23. INH ; Inhumanity 1-2; Uncanny X-Men 15.INH ; Inde structible Hulk 17.INH -18.INH , 19; New Avengers 13.INH ; Iron Man 20.INH ; Inhumanity: The Awakening 1-2; Avengers A.I. 7.INH ; Mighty Avengers 4.INH -5.INH ; Inhumanity: Superior Spider-Man 1
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Guardians of the Galaxy/All-New X-Men : The Trial of Jean Grey (Marvel Now)
Sara Pichelli, Stuart Immonen, Brian Michael Bendi…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$19.99 USD
144 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785166092, 0785166092

Summary: Space and time collide! The arrival of the original X-Men in the present sent shockwaves through the Marvel Universe, but we’ve only seen the effects on Earth – until now! When an alien race discovers that Jean Grey – once (or perhaps future) host of the destructive Phoenix Force – is back on Earth, they decide to hold her accountable for the genocide committed by Dark Phoenix! Now, it’s up to the spacefaring Guardians of the Galaxy to help the All-New X-Men save Jean from twisted intergalactic justice. A surprise ally from one character’s past arrives to help, but will that be enough against the most powerful army in the universe? Don’t miss the first encounter between two of Marvel’s biggest franchises!
COLLECTING: Guardians of the Galaxy 11-13, All-New X-Men 22-24
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Spider-Man 2099 Volume 1 : Out of Time
William Sliney, Rick Leonardi, Peter David
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$17.99 USD
120 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190790, 0785190791

Summary: Web-spinning directly out of the Amazing Spider-Man! Miguel O’Hara is Spider-Man in the year 2099, but he’s currently stuck in the year 2014. But in 2014, the evil future corporation Alchemax has just been formed – and Miguel has a chance to stop its corruption before it starts! However, Spider-Man 2099 soon discovers that he’s not the only one hoping for a better tomorrow. When Spidey 2099′s uneasy arrangement with Alchemax lands him in a literal war zone, Miguel must fight for his grandfather’s soul…and when the Scorpion attacks and Morlun shows up hunting spiders, Miguel finds himself at the Edge of Spider-Verse! Join Spider-Man 2099 creator Peter David and artist Will Sliney (Superior Spider-Man Team-Up) for the most adventure you’ll find this side of the 22nd century!
COLLECTING: Spider-Man 2099 1-5, Amazing Spider-Man 1 (2099 story)
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Avengers & X-Men : Axis
Rick Remender, Lienil Francis Yu, Adam Kubert
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 3, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$34.99 USD
208 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190950, 0785190953

Summary: The Red Skull has exploited the gifts of the world’s greatest telepath to broadcast pure hatred across the globe. Now, born of the murder of Charles Xavier, World War Hate has begun. Tony Stark discovers a secret truth that will upend not only his life, but also the lives of everyone he cares for. Can The Avengers and X-Men finally unite? Would their combined strength be enough to hold back the darkness of the Red Onslaught? Magneto murdered the wrong man, releasing the greatest evil the Marvel Universe has ever known. Now Rogue and Scarlet Witch are all that stand in its way.
COLLECTING: Avengers & X-Men: Axis 1-9
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Axis : Hobgoblin & Carnage
Kevin Shinick, Rick Spears, German Peralta, Javier…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 3, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$19.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193111, 0785193111

Summary: It’s a villain book unlike any you’ve ever seen as two of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes – Hobgoblin and Carnage – take center stage! Roderick Kingsley, the one and only original Hobgoblin, is back in the suit (for real this time! We swear!) and back in New York with a brand new mission. Meanwhile, something incredible has happened to the symbiotic serial killer Carnage that will have both Cletus Kasady and you reeling! Carnage has returned to NYC , and the city will never look at him the same way again! The effects of AX IS continue in this surprising saga…don’t miss it!
COLLECTING: Axis: Hobgoblin 1-3, Axis: Carnage 1-3
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Amazing Spider-Man : Who Am I?
Juan Bobillo, Joshua Hale Fialkov
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$29.99 USD
264 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785184584, 0785184589

Summary: It’s the first printed edition of the story previously available in Marvel’s innovative Infinite Comics format! Peter Parker has just returned from being replaced by Doctor Octopus…so now it’s time to eschew Ock’s more villainous tendencies and return to a life of heroic virtue, right? Maybe not! Because suddenly, Peter has lost all of his memory. He doesn’t know who he is – either as Peter or as Spider-Man. And he’s robbing a bank! With Peter seemingly turned to a life of crime, what does this mean for the hero once known as the Amazing Spider-Man? Gear up for a Spider-Man epic unlike any other as the recently returned wallcrawler travels to a place you never thought possible: the criminal underworld!
COLLECTING: Amazing Spider-Man: Who Am I? Infinite Comic 1-13
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Ultimate Spider-Man Ultimate Collection Book 5
Mark Bagley, Trevor Hairsine, Brian Michael Bendis…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 3, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$34.99 USD
352 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192893, 0785192891

Summary: The Green Goblin. Doctor Octopus. Electro. Kraven the Hunter. Sandman. Five of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes have banded together as an unstoppable force of evil! Will Spider-Man and the Ultimates be enough to stop these criminal masterminds before their reign of terror spreads across the world? And who will they target as the sixth member of their deadly alliance? Then, a movie studio is making a summer blockbuster about Spider-Man, and the Ultimate wall-crawler swings by the set to give the producers a piece of his mind.
COLLECTING: Ultimate S x 1-7; Ultimate Spide r-Man 46, 54-59
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Spider-Man: Big Time : The Complete Collection Volume 3
Kano, Humberto Ramos, Matthew Clark, Mark Waid, Ch…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$34.99 USD
352 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192152, 0785192158

Summary: Big Time rolls on as Spider-Man teamsup with Daredevil to clear the Black Cat’s not-so-good name…but what if she’s not as innocent as Spider-Man thinks she is? And when an out-of-control invention at Horizon Labs gives Spider-Man a vision of tomorrow that includes the destruction of New York City, can Spidey unravel the clues to avert it in time? Dr. Octopus claims he can repair the ozone layer, but while the world seems ready to go along with his plan, Spider-Man isn’t! Unfortunately, that makes him Global Enemy No. 1! How can Spider-Man save the world when the Sinister Six – and the whole planet – are hunting him down?
COLLECTING: Amazing Spider-Man 677-687, 679.1; Daredevil 8; Amazing Spider-Man: Ends of the Earth 1; Avenging Spider-Man 8
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Spider-Man 2099 Classic Volume 3 : The Fall of the Hammer
Rick Leonardi, Peter David, Tony Skinner, Ron Lim,…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$34.99 USD
296 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193029, 0785193022

Summary: Return to the world of 2099! Just as Alchemax prepare to power up their new floating city of Valhalla, an all-new Thor appears, determined to claim the city for his fellow Aesir. But is this a Thunder God worthy of the name? Judging by the way he’s hitting on Miguel O’Hara’s girlfriend, maybe not. It will take the combined efforts of Spider-Man 2099 and his future cohorts Doom, Punisher, Ravage and the X-Men to uncover the truth about these apparent Asgardians, before Thor brings the hammer down on the world of tomorrow! And even if Thor doesn’t, Bloodsword will. Miguel might have to take refuge in cyberspace – even though that could spell the end of his secret identity!
COLLECTING: Spider-Man 2099 (1992) 15-22, Ravage 2099 15, X-Men 2099 5, Doom 2099 14, Punisher 2099 13
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Deadpool : The Ones With Deadpool
Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti, Scott Kolins, Salva…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
Ages 15 And Up, Grades 10 to 17
$15.99 USD
128 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193395, 0785193391

Summary: Four tales of everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth! When WaterWorld hires Deadpool to protect their theme park, he winds up face to snout with Brute Force: Protectors of the Environment (look ‘em up!) in a story written by star of The League and NTSF:SD:SUV Paul Scheer and Nick Giovannetti! Then, mysterious foes try to steal Wolverine’s DNA to clone him – but Logan’s old pals Deadpool and Steve Rogers are on the case! And Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, mad minds behind “The Thrilling Adventure Hour,” reveal the Secret of the White Caption Boxes as Deadpool takes on Madcap…with unexpected results! Finally, Deadpool “helps out” Spider-Man by donning his webs…but why doesn’t Spidey seem to appreciate it?!
COLLECTING: Deadpool Bi-Annual 1, World Without Wolverine: Deadpool 1, Deadpool Annual 1-2
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Ms. Marvel Volume 2 : Generation Why
Jacob Wyatt, G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 24, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$15.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190226, 0785190228

Summary: Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! Kamala may be fan-girling out when her favorite (okay maybe Top Five) super hero shows up, but that won’t stop her from protecting her hometown. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity for the first time – by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! Every girl wants a puppy, but this one may be too much of a handful, even for a super hero with embiggening powers. But why is Lockjaw really with Kamala? As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. The fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she’s the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is!
COLLECTING: Ms. Marvel 6-11
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Avengers : Time Runs Out Volume 2
Stefano Caselli, Kev Walker, Jonathan Hickman
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 10, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99 USD
112 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193722, 0785193723

Summary: The Avengers are fragmented! While one group seeks out the Illuminati for a confrontation, another takes the fight to the new Cabal! What has become of Tony Stark…to say nothing of Doctor Strange…!
COLLECTING: Avengers 38-39, New Avengers 26-28
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Uncanny X-Men Volume 5 : The Omega Mutant
Chris Bachalo, Brian Michael Bendis
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 31, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99 USD
136 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785154907, 0785154906

Summary: Original Sin tie-in! The greatest secret of the late Professor Charles Xavier has been revealed! Against such overwhelming power, will the X-Men succeed in holding the line, or will Xavier’s final “gift” to his children be their undoing? Cyclops must guide his X-Men through the storm that is unleashed, but is the greatest threat to his safety lurking within the dark recesses of his own mind? With one simple act, Cyclops destroyed the life he knew. Now he must remain constantly vigilant in case of attack, while dealing with strangely and frustratingly altered powers. If there’s anyone who would bend over backwards to reteach himself how to use them, it’s Cyclops…but will he regain control of his own personal destiny in time to save his team and his students from Xavier’s terrible secret?
COLLECTING: Uncanny X-Men 26-31
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Wolverine & the X-Men Volume 2 : Summer School
Kris Anka, Robbi Rodriguez, Jim Rugg, James Harren…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189930, 0785189939

Summary: Melita Garner returns, but not for romance – she’s got something on Logan that throws the entire school into uproar. But little does Melita know that she’s also drawn the attention of the Red Right Hand! Meanwhile, Logan and Storm go on a long-overdue date…but when the headmasters are away, villains come out to play! And when Quentin Quire celebrates his birthday, party crasher Wolverine gets more than he bargained for when he realizes who Quentin’s bouncers are. But then, in the aftermath of tragedy, the Jean Grey School must mourn Wolverine’s death. As Wolverine’s will is read and a reporter digs further into his century-long past, new truths will be uncovered as the X-Men retell their favorite personal adventures and Wolverine stories, bidding farewell to a legend.
COLLECTING: Wolverine & The X-Men 7-12
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All-New Ghost Rider Volume 2 : Legend
Filipe Smith, Damion Scott
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$15.99 USD
112 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785154563, 0785154566

Summary: The all-new Ghost Rider has become a local hero! Can Robbie Reyes resist the call of street racing, or is he speeding toward eternal damnation? A blazing hot trail comes to an end as the Blue Hyde Brigade is born…but who is the mysterious figure taking an interest in the new Ghost Rider? And when the original Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, shows up, hellfire sparks will fly as the legend comes face-to-face with the reality! It’s old-school versus new-school, age versus youth, east versus west, car versus motorcycle…Ghost Rider versus Ghost Rider! Can the cocky, inexperienced all-new Rider stand up to the Spirit of Vengeance that empowers him…or will Robbie lose his soul in the battle that ensues?
COLLECTING: All -New Ghost Rider 6-10
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Indestructible Hulk Volume 4 : Humanity Bomb (Marvel Now)
Mahmud Asrar, Mark Waid, Miguel Sepulveda, Clay Ma…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$19.99 USD
144 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189497, 0785189491

Summary: Bruce Banner wants to save the planet, but nobody believes him! Inhuman cocoons begin appearing worldwide, and Banner is sure he has the cure – but when Hank Pym, Iron Man and Beast confront the frustrated scientist, they discover just how deep his rage can go. As one of his lab assistants falls to the Terrigen Mists, the enraged Banner has one last chance to prevent Terrigenesis – but the Hulk has unleashed a menace even worse than the Mists, and it’s brought Banner straight into an assassin’s crosshairs! Plus: Before Bruce Banner and Tony Stark became heroes, they built weapons. But who inspired them? S.H.I.E.L.D. sends Hulk and Iron Man to retrieve the world’s greatest weapons designer, but will they return as weapons of mass destruction themselves?
COLLECTING: Indestructible Hulk 16, 17.INH -19. INH , 20, Indestructible Hulk Annual
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Cataclysm : The Ultimates’ Last Stand
Joshua Hale Fialkov, John Lucas, Mark Bagley, Leon…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$39.99 USD
432 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189206, 0785189203

Summary: The dreaded Galactus has arrived in the Ultimate Universe! With a whole dimension of new planets for him to devour, the Ultimate heroes must stop Galactus from destroying their entire universe! Unstoppable and insatiable, he decimates the Chitauri, the Kree – and then heads for Earth. As Rick Jones and Vision make desperate last-ditch attempts to deter Galactus, the Ultimates face the Devourer head-on! And while Nick Fury plots, Reed Richards fights for redemption, M.O.D.O.K. prepares for the end, and the X-Men deal with a lethal secret weapon, Miles Morales heads to Galactus’ birthplace – the Marvel Universe – hoping for clues to save his world! Is this the Ultimate heroes’ last stand?
COLLECTING: Cataclysm: The Ulimates’ Last St and 1-5, Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man 1-3, Cataclysm: Ultimate X-Men 1-3, Cataclysm: Ultimate s 1-3, Hunge r 1-4, Cataclysm 0.1, Ultimate Prologue 1
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Deathlok : Rage Against the Machine
Leonardo Manco, Jose Ladronn, Terry Kavanagh, Rick…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$34.99 USD
456 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192916, 0785192913

Summary: Meet Jack Truman, the highly trained S.H.I.E.L.D. operative known as Agent 18. A fateful encounter with Cable is about to land him square in the sights of Project: Deathlok, a S.H.I.E.L.D. initiative so secret that even Nick Fury is in the dark about it! But when the Red Skull strikes the Helicarrier in an attack that draws the X-Men into battle, Agent Truman is transformed into the all-new, all-different Deathlok! S.H.I.E.L.D. has upgraded Truman’s body – but what happened to his mind? Find out as the far-out brain of Joe Casey and the cinematically violent pencil of Leonardo Manco reinvent Marvel’s favorite unstoppable killer cyborg for the 21st century!
COLLECTING: Cable (1993) 59-62, Uncanny X-Men (1963) 371, X-Men (1991) 91, X-Men Annual ’99, Deathlok (1999) 1-11, material from Cable (1993) 58
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Uncanny Avengers Omnibus
Rick Remender, Olivier Coipel, Steve McNiven, Salv…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$99.99 USD
672 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193944, 0785193944

Summary: After Professor X’s death, Captain America creates a new Avengers unit comprised of Avengers and X-Men, humans and mutants working together. But the Red Skull has plans to destroy all mutants – and when he exhumes Xavier’s telepathic brain, he just might be able to do it! Can the new squad triumph over the Skull’s bizarre S-Men? Meanwhile, the Apocalypse Twins arrive, with shocking plans for the future! The new Four Horsemen of Death are unleashed, and Avengers begin to die…but with the fate of the world literally in the balance, what happens if the heroes fail?
COLLECTING: Uncanny Avengers 1-25, 8AU , Annual 1
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Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Classic Volume 2
Jackson Guice, Keith Pollard, Michael Bair, Herb T…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$34.99 USD
288 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193456, 0785193456

Summary: There’s never a dull day at S.H.I.E.L.D. Not when there’s the latest Helicarrier to launch and fresh agents to whip into shape. And definitely not when Madame Hydra lures Nick Fury and the team to her new base, where the Yellow Claw lies in wait! But it’s not all bad news – not when Nick’s staunchest ally, a certain death defying dependable, makes his glorious return! If the S.H.I.E.L.D. team can survive their Hydra Affair, they’ll face an Apogee of Disaster in space when the nightmare named Lohan goes techno-viral. Good thing the Fantastic Four are on hand to lend their extraterrestrial expertise! The deadliest threats of all lie in wait though, when Baron Von Strucker is reborn – at the hands of the Red Skull!
COLLECTING: Nick Fury , Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1989) 12-23
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Iron Man Epic Collection : Stark Wars
David Michelinie, Mark Bright, Barry Windsor-Smith…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 3, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$39.99 USD
496 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192909, 0785192905

Summary: Time for the Armored Avenger to start avenging! Tony Stark is back in the groove as Iron Man, from outer space to the ocean depths. But the new Stark Enterprises is under constant super-villain alert, under attack from familiar faces like Spymaster and new threats like the ethereal Ghost. And when Tony discovers that his technology has been stolen and abused, he declares war on anyone in armor! Iron Man’s new ruthless streak brings him into conflict with the U.S. government, S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers, and as his actions grow ever more extreme, he must battle an old friend in a new guise – Steve Rogers, aka The Captain!
COLLECTING: Iron Man (1968) 215-232, Iron Man Annual 9 (Iron Man Epic Colle ctio n Vol . 13)
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Fantastic Four by Matt Fraction Omnibus
Matt Fraction, Mark Bagley, Raffaele Ienco, Mike A…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$99.99 USD
760 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191100, 0785191100

Summary: When Reed and Sue decide the family needs to relax, they take Ben, Johnny and the kids on a year-long vacation – through all of infinite time and space! And in the absence of Marvel’s First Family, a handpicked substitute FF – Ant-Man, Medusa, She-Hulk and the new Ms. Thing – stand ready to guard the Earth. What could possibly go wrong? As Reed Richards struggles to hide his true motivations and the Future Foundation reacts to their mentors’ replacements, Doom the Annihilating Conqueror rises! Can Reed cure the disease that’s killing the team?
COLLECTING: Fantastic Four (2012) 1-16, 5AU ; FF (2012) 1-16; Marvel Now! Point One 1
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Marvel Masterworks : The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 1 (New Printing)
Steve Ditko, Stan Lee
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
Ages 0 And Up, Grades P to 17
$49.99 USD
272 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191315, 0785191313

Summary: In 1962, in the pages of a comic book slated for cancellation, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko gave birth to one of the most enduring icons in American popular culture – the one and only Amazing Spider-Man! Turning the concept of a super hero on its head, they imbued the young, guilt-ridden Peter Parker with the fantastic powers of an arachnid and the unbearable pressures of an everyday teenager…and the combination was pure magic! So come experience Spidey’s adventures from the very beginning – including the first appearances of the Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson, Dr. Octopus, the Sandman, the Vulture, Electro and more!
COLLECTING: Amazing Fantasy 15, Amazing Spide r-Man 1-10
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Marvel Masterworks : The Mighty Thor Volume 1 (New Printing)
Larry Lieber, Stan Lee, Joe Sinnott, Don Heck, Jac…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
Ages 0 And Up, Grades P to 17
$49.99 USD
280 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191322, 0785191321

Summary: The Marvel Masterworks proudly present the beginning of the greatest saga of myth and adventure to ever grace the comic book page – the saga of the Mighty Thor! Vacationing in Norway, Dr. Donald Blake discovered a strange, gnarled cane. Upon striking it, a shower of lightning rained down and the hobbled doctor found himself transformed into Thor, God of Thunder! In these pages you’ll journey across the Rainbow Bridge to Asgard and meet Odin, Heimdall, Balder, and Thor’s half-brother Loki for the first time! In addition to Thor’s epic battles, the ancient origins of Asgard are revealed in “Tales of Asgard” as only Stan Lee and Jack Kirby could present them. They’re Marvel Masterworks of the highest order!
COLLECTING: Journey Into Mystery 83-100
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Marvel Masterworks : The Sub-Mariner Volume 6
Marie Severin, Ross Andru, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan,…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$75.00 USD
280 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191841, 0785191844

Summary: The Lady Dorma is dead, and the Sub-Mariner is on a rampage that will leave a swath of destruction across the surface world! But in his pursuit of vengeance, Namor learns that his father – the long thought dead Capt. Leonard MacKenzie – is still alive! In the quest to find his father, Namor will cross paths with Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Human Torch before he faces a gathering of his greatest enemies – Llyra, Tiger Shark and Sting-Ray – while his father’s life hangs in the balance! If that’s not enough, next three of the Marvel Universe’s fiercest personalities – Namor, Dr. Doom and M.O.D.O.K. – battle each other for the Cosmic Cube! With art by the great Gene Colan, need we say more? Reserve your copy today!
COLLECTING: Sub-Mariner (1968) 39-49; Daredevil (1964) 77
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Dexter
Jeff Lindsay, Dalibor Talajic
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
Ages 15 And Up, Grades 10 to 17
$19.99 USD
120 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9780785148456, 0785148450

Summary: Dexter Morgan is more than Miami’s top forensic blood spatter expert. He does double-duty as the city’s friendly neighborhood crime-fighting serial killer…a murderer who targets his fellow murderers! Dexter puts his horrible hobby on hold as he finds himself trapped in a sticky situation – his high school reunion. But when Miami’s newest serial killer starts racking up a body count, has Dexter met his match? And did Dexter have a hand in creating this brutal butcher? It’s murderous mayhem as Dexter’s Dark Passenger – his bloodthirsty inner voice – demands satisfaction and the forensic expert turns inward, getting his hands dirty digging through a dark chapter from his past. From Dexter creator and acclaimed novelist Jeff Lindsay (Darkly Dreaming Dexter) and star artist Dalibor Talajic (X-Men) comes this chilling chapter in the Dexter legacy!
COLLECTING: Dexter 1-5
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Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three : The Prisoner
Robin Furth, Piotr Kowalski, Peter David
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
Ages 17 And Up, Grades 12 to 17
$19.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9780785191575, 0785191577

Summary: The Dark Tower saga begins again…on Earth! If you thought the badlands of Mid-World were dangerous, just wait until you experience Brooklyn in the 1960s! Meet Eddie Dean, a troubled young man gifted with the ability to open doors to other worlds. Can he survive family tragedy, haunting addiction, and the deadly forces that conspire to stop him from growing up to challenge the Man in Black? So far Eddie has survived to see his 10th birthday. But will he live to see another? And what horrors await him within the Dutch Hill Mansion? A bold new chapter begins as Stephen King’s dark fantasy epic spills over onto the mean streets of New York City!
COLLECTING: Dark Tower : The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner 1-5
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Avengers Volume 5 : Adapt or Die (Marvel Now)
Salvador Larroca, Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 17, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$19.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189213, 0785189211

Summary: In the wake of INFINITY, Captain America and Iron Man plan for the next version of the Avengers. But they soon discover that a runaway planet is on a collision course with Earth! Can a visitor from the future help save the day? Then: It worked for the X-Men. Would we be so crass as to do it again? Yes, yes we would! It’s a blast from the past as Marvel introduces the All-New Avengers! But as the Science War overtakes the world(s), what is the secret behind this time-tossed team? When the answers are revealed, you’ll wish they remained hidden! As Bruce Banner puts together the pieces and confronts Iron Man, the collision of the Avengers and the New Avengers is imminent!
COLLECTING: AVENGERS 24-28
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New Avengers Volume 3 : Other Worlds (Marvel Now)
Simone Bianchi, Rags Morales, Jonathan Hickman
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 10, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$19.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189596, 0785189599

Summary: INHUMANITY tie-in! With the consequences of INFINITY fresh on their minds, tough decisions are made. As a new and diff erent Illuminati gathers, learn more about the other beings related to the Incursions – and discover the startling secret of the Black Swan! Then, meet the Mapmakers, cartographers of the Apocalypse. And as Reed Richards and the Illuminati rekindle an old relationship, Dr. Strange sells his soul, and Black Panther and Namor settle their feud and sue for peace to save their nations. Now, they must work together to stop the extinction of the entire universe! But are their amends too little too late? There’s no turning back for the Illuminati anymore – and they’ll pay the price for their sins. Must these new Avengers destroy a perfect world so that the Earth can live?
COLLECTING: NEW AVENGERS 13.INH, 14-17
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Avengers by Kurt Busiek & George Perez Omnibus Volume 1
Mark Waid, Kurt Busiek, Sean Chen, Roger Stern, De…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 17, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$125.00 USD
1184 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192886, 0785192883

Summary: Fan-favorite creators Kurt Busiek and George Pérez craft a new era for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! The Avengers have always defended humanity against the forces of evil. When duty calls, these legendary champions answer, fighting valiantly until justice prevails. But as the Avengers reform in the wake of a life-changing event, they must face an array of foes like no other: Morgan Le Fay, the Squadron Supreme, the Kree, the Legion of the Unliving, the Thunderbolts, the Wrecking Crew…not to mention facing Kang and Immortus in the Desti ny War! But when the merciless Ultron attacks, wiping out an enti re nation in his hatred for mankind, the Avengers must live up to their name…if they can!
COLLECTING: AVENGERS (1998) 1-23, 0, 1 ROUGH CUT; IRON MAN (1998) 7; CAPTAIN AMERICA (1998) 8; QUICKSILVER 10; AVENGERS ANNUAL ’98, ’99; AVENGERS FOREVER 1-12
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The Avengers Omnibus Volume 2
Roy Thomas, John Buscema, Werner Roth, Stan Lee, G…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 24, 2015
Ages 0 And Up, Grades P to 17
$99.99 USD
832 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191766, 0785191763

Summary: One of the Avengers’ greatest eras has been assembled for this amazing Omnibus collection! Beginning master Avengers storyteller Roy Thomas’ run, it’s cover-to-cover in watershed moments: the first appearances of Ultron and the Vision; the Black Widow’s surprise connecti on with the Red Guardian; Hercules’ epic batt les with Sub-Mariner and Dragon Man; the Avengers vs. the Super-Adaptoid; Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch defect; the Black Panther joins the team; the Avengers fight the X-Men; an all-new Masters of Evil; the first-ever full telling of Bucky Barnes’ tragic death; a reality-bending batt le between the new Avengers and the original Avengers; and much, much more. Featuring breathtaking artwork by John Buscema and Don Heck, plus each issue’s original letters pages, this Omnibus collection is a must-have for every Avengers fan!
COLLECTING: AVENGERS (1963) 31-58, ANNUAL (1967)1-2, X-MEN (1963) 45, NOT BRAND ECHH (1967) 5, 8
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Avengers : Quicksilver
Pasqual Ferry, John Ostrander, Tom Peyer, Rob Hayn…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 24, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$34.99 USD
440 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192930, 078519293X

Summary: In the wake of Onslaught, the Avenger called Quicksilver forges a new path! When Wundagore Mountain falls to Exodus and his fanatical Acolytes, the High Evolutionary puts the mercurial mutant in charge of the evolved beasts known as the Knights of Wundagore. Now, the newly honored “Sir Pietro” leads these animals-turned-New Men out into an unfamiliar world, and straight into an encounter with Thundra and Arkon! But when the heroes return, and Quicksilver is reunited with his sister the Scarlet Witch, his ex-wife Crystal, and the other Avengers and Inhumans, it all races to a chaotic climax and a Siege of Wundagore – as Pietro joins the Heroes For Hire in final battle with Exodus, his Acolytes, and the resurgent High Evolutionary!
COLLECTING: QUICKSILVER 1-13, HEROES FOR HIRE (1997) 15-16, HEROES FOR HIRE/QUICKSILVER ANNUAL ’98
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Secret Avengers Volume 2 : The Labyrinth
Michael Walsh, Ales Kot
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 7, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99 USD
160 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190530, 0785190538

Summary: It’s Deadpool! Deadpool Deadpool Deadpool Deadpool! We heard that Deadpool raises sales so we’re doing this early on. Just kidding, it’s all about the art. Really. Anyway, as Coulson’s investigation takes him to Peru, Black Widow, Spider-Woman and Hawkeye go after Lady Bullseye and Artaud Derrida. The noose tightens as Maria Hill starts to put the pieces together, and the Secret Avengers find themselves becoming the hunted! What does S.H.I.E.L.D. want with the Fury? M.O.D.O.K. explains it all – and that includes his own amazing origin! You thought you knew all there was about how George Tarleton became the huge-headed menace you love to hate? Think again! And as Hawkeye and Deadpool take on a deranged mullet-wearing ex-wrestler (yup), secrets are revealed – and they might cost Black Widow her life!
COLLECTING: SECRET AVENGERS 6-12
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Death of Wolverine : The Weapon X Program
Salvador Larroca, Charles Soule
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 10, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$16.99 USD
112 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192602, 0785192603

Summary: DESPERATE FLIGHT! The escaped subjects of the revamped Weapon X program flee increasingly deadly attempts to bring them back under control. What will kill them first – their pasts, their strange new powers, or their mysterious connection to the Wolverine?
COLLECTING: DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE WEAPON X PROGRAM 1-5
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Death of Wolverine : The Logan Legacy
Oliver Nome, Tim Seeley, Ariela Kristantina, Charl…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 10, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
160 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192596, 078519259X

Summary: Wolverine-the greatest X-Men ever-is dead! With this mutant powerhouse now permanently out of the picture, various facti ons of both good and evil are scrambling to fill the void left by Logan’s death! Will Wolverine’s Legacy be shaped by heroes who valiantly fought alongside him, or by those villains treacherous enough to have challenged him over the many years of his long life?
COLLECTING: DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LOGAN’S LEGACY 1-7
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Wolverine : Origin II
Kieron Gillen, Adam Kubert
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 31, 2015
Ages 15 And Up, Grades 10 to 17
$19.99 USD
128 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190325, 0785190325

Summary: A new chapter in the secret origin of one of Marvel’s most mysterious characters is revealed, by superstars Kieron Gillen and Adam Kubert! A few years after the events of ORIGIN finds James “Logan” Howlett running with the wolves, until something unexpected brings him back into the world of men! And when word of a clawed wild man reaches civilizati on, the hunt to capture him begins! James soon falls afoul of someone Sinister, who’s just discovering mutantkind – and the horrors he can visit on them. Escaping his captors and rediscovering his humanity, James and Clara are on the run – but can Sinister off er James something he can’t refuse? The mutant who will someday become Wolverine must choose: Is he man or beast? Plus: Discover the secret behind James’ greatest enemy, the man called Creed!
COLLECTING: ORIGIN II 1-5
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Savage Wolverine Volume 3 : Wrath (Marvel Now)
Richard Isanove, Phil Jimenez
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 3, 2015
Ages 15 And Up, Grades 10 to 17
$19.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189640, 0785189645

Summary: Two savage tales by industry superstars! First, Wolverine encounters a brutal killer on an African safari – one that will take him halfway across the world, back to his old stomping grounds of Madripoor. But all is not as he left it. And as Wolverine tends to family business, he makes a shocking discovery! Guest-starring Kitt y Pryde! Then, during the 1930s, Logan was a bootlegger – until he found himself the accidental caretaker of a group of orphans whose family was targeted by the mob. Now, Logan must choose between the anonymous life he meti culously built or stepping into the spotlight again to defend the innocent. Corrupt cops, a cross-country chase and a mysterious conspiracy stand against him – and as a vicious dust storms bears down, Logan learns the brutal secret of Grand Rapids!
COLLECTING: SAVAGE WOLVERINE 12-17
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All-New X-Factor Volume 3 : Axis
Pop Mahn, Peter David, Carmine Di Giandomenico
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 3, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785188186, 0785188185

Summary: AXIS tie-in! Quicksilver is finally reunited with his estranged daughter, Luna…but the Inhumans aren’t too happy, and they just might have something to say about that! Meanwhile, Washington is burning – but with the effects of Axis felt across the world, will Serval Enterprises’ X-Factor help put out the fire? Or will they watch it burn? Plus, because the series doesn’t have enough robot romance, Warlock makes a move on Danger!
COLLECTING: ALL-NEW X-FACTOR 13-18
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X-Men Volume 4 : Exogenous
Marc Guggenheim, Harvey Tolibao, Dexter Soy
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 3, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
112 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192336, 0785192336

Summary: From the executive producer of TV’s “Arrow”! It’s a new creative team and a new mission for the first all-female team of X-Men! When the ferocious Shi’ar warrior Deathbird lands on S.W.O.R.D.’s doorstep at the brink of death, Abigail Brand calls in the X-Men to investigate! But are even the X-Men equipped to handle the horrific new threat that’s emerged from the edge of space? Monstrosities called the “Genespliced” – creatures engineered from the fiercest alien races across the galaxy – threaten S.W.O.R.D.’s orbital base, but as the X-Men explore the Acanti Skunkworks, they soon find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that has connections to the deaths of Rachel Grey’s family! Can the X-Men hope to stop an alien horde? And does Brand know more about the Genespliced than she’s letting on?
COLLECTING: X-MEN 18-21
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Superior Spider-Man Volume 3
Javier Rodriguez, Ryan Stegman, Will Sliney, Humbe…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 17, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$34.99 USD
432 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193951, 0785193952

Summary: It’s the stunning conclusion of Otto Octavius’ superior saga! Having taken over Peter Parker’s body and life, Dr. Octopus is determined to be a bett er Spider-Man than Peter ever was. And if his clashes with Spider-Man 2099, the Black Cat and Blackout are any indicati on, he just might be! But as “Peter” earns his doctorate and starts his own company, dark forces gather. Flash Thompson is back in town, and he’s brought the Venom symbiote with him! Both know Spidey very well, so will they sense something off about the Superior Spider-Man? And when the Green Goblin takes control of New York’s underworld, Ott o faces his fi nal batt le. The Superior Spider-Man must bring down the Goblin Nati on…even if it means his own defeat and the rebirth of a hero!
COLLECTING: SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN 17-31, ANNUAL 1-2
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Storm Volume 1 : Make it Rain
Victor Ibanez, Matteo Buffagni, Greg Pak
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 3, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191612, 0785191615

Summary: Thief. Goddess. Headmistress. Queen. The X-Man called Storm has always defied a single ti tle. And her desire to better the world has never been limited to only her own kind. On an ongoing mission to foster goodwill and safeguard both mankind and mutants, Ororo Munroe will travel the globe, confronting villains, gods, monsters and everything in between. She will overthrow tyrants, quell tsunamis and strive to see her dream for the world realized. She is Storm, a hero like no other…and the skies will tremble at the sight of their namesake. But now, Storm must handle the fallout caused by familiar faces from her past. Why is Callisto kidnapping wayward youth from the streets of New York? Will Storm’s romance with Forge be reignited? And can Yukio help Storm deal with the recent death of Wolverine?
COLLECTING: STORM 1-6
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Daredevil Volume 2 : West Case Scenerio
Mark Waid, Javier Rodriguez, Chris Samnee
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 10, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99 USD
168 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785154129, 0785154124

Summary: Original Sin tie-in! When Matt learns something about his past that’s too terrible to accept, he seeks out his mother- only to find her in more trouble than he could possibly have imagined. It’s the untold story of how Matt Murdock’s mother became Sister Maggie, as her biggest sin is finally revealed! Then, Daredevil braves the wilds of Wakanda, takes on a new case with a killer opposition, and faces the Purple Children! One of DD’s oldest foes has unleashed a force that he can’t fight without being swallowed by his darkest moods and thoughts. Is this the beginning of a new, grim chapter in Daredevil’s life? Plus: celebrate Daredevil’s fiftieth anniversary with a look at the future! See if you can spot all the clues we’ve planted for upcoming stories!
COLLECTING: DAREDEVIL 1.50, 6-11
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Deadpool Volume 7 : Axis
Mike Hawthorne, Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 24, 2015
Ages 15 And Up, Grades 10 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192435, 0785192433

Summary: AXIS tie-in! Our wall-crawling hero is stalked by a classic Spider-Slayer! Wait. This isn’t a Spider-Man book. So what is a Spider-Slayer doing here? Deadpool had better find out before it mistakes one red-clad, wisecracking hero for another, and mashes DP into spider-paste! And if that isn’t enough, you know that totally secret thing that’s gonna happen in Axis? Yeah-that’s totally gonna aff ect Deadpool! Oh man, if only you guys knew. Get ready for a diff erent spin on the Merc with the Mouth!
COLLECTING: DEADPOOL 35-40
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Hawkeye vs. Deadpool
Matteo Lolli, Gerry Duggan
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 31, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$16.99 USD
120 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193104, 0785193103

Summary: Once upon a time, champions emerged to fight the evil plaguing humanity. They fought for all that was good in the world. They were kind, generous and self-sacrificing. They were heroes. These are not those heroes. Meet Hawkeye: ladies man (“ladies man” because the ladies love to hate this man), mighty marksman and, most importantly, Avenger. He’s the only guy on the team without any powers, though. Then there’s Deadpool (Mr. Deadpool to you), the regeneratin’ degenerate. You can shoot him, stab him, and punch him right in his face, but nothing can keep the Merc with a Mouth down. What do they have in common? Halloween in Brooklyn, and a S.H.I.E.L.D. espionage mystery that has both heroes racing the clock! But will Deadpool and Hawkeye kill each other before they figure it out?
COLLECTING: HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL 0-4
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Deadpool’s Art of War
Scott Koblish, Peter David
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 17, 2015
Ages 15 And Up, Grades 10 to 17
$15.99 USD
112 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190974, 078519097X

Summary: Sun Tzu’s Art of War has been called the definitive work on military strategy and tactics and has influenced leaders in both warfare and business for hundreds of years…which means it’s totally in the public domain and ripe for being ripped off by Deadpool! And what’s Deadpool’s plan to ensure his version of Art of War outsells the original? Make sure the entire world is at war when it comes out!
COLLECTING: DEADPOOL’S ART OF WAR 1-4
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She-Hulk Volume 2 : Disorderly Conduct
Javier Pulido, Charles Soule
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 24, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$15.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190202, 0785190201

Summary: Guest-starring Hank Pym! She-Hulk, Hellcat and Giant-Man team up to save one of Jen’s offi cemates…but what else does Hank Pym have at stake, and what isn’t he telling them? The return of superstar arti st JAVIER PULIDO!
COLLECTING: SHE-HULK 7-12
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Hulk Volume 2 : Omega Hulk
Mark Bagley, Gerry Duggan
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 3, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190684, 0785190686

Summary: While fighting a rogues’ gallery of powerhouse villains in prison BEN GRIMM fi nds an unlikely ally. With the information he’s learned, JOHNNY STORM’S best friend WYATT WINGFOOT is in danger, hunted by a mysteriously familiar bowman. Who can help Wyatt in his hour of need. Maybe Johnny’s other best friend, the friendly neighborhood SPIDER-MAN!
COLLECTING: HULK 5-10
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Silver Surfer Volume 2 : Planet of Refugees
Mike Allred, Dan Slott
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 24, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
112 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785188797, 0785188797

Summary: Everything up until this point was chance and fate – but now it’s decided. Dawn has earned her spot on the board, and she and the Silver Surfer are going to explore the universe together. And what better place to start than Planet Prime, the most perfect planet in the entire universe? Perfect food, perfect music…and the perfect soldier, out to stop any possible alien threat that might set foot on his world! What chance does the Surfer have against Warrior One, the deadliest combatant in all of creati on?! And when the Surfer and Dawn travel farther than any being has ever gone, all they find is an empty, starless void. And one other thing: a lone lighthouse, floating in infinity. What is its secret? And what else is out there hiding in the darkness?
COLLECTING: SILVER SURFER 6-10
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Civil War Prelude : New Warriors
Zeb Wells, Skottie Young
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 3, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$19.99 USD
144 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193616, 0785193618

Summary: It’s the return of the New Warriors, drawn by superstar artist Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon)! When Night Thrasher strikes a mysterious deal with a reality TV producer, the New Warriors move out of New York – and into a very cramped van – to travel across America, help small-town residents deal with the roving villains and superhuman threats that the major super-teams are too busy to tackle! But will the Warriors’ filmed exploits be uplifting, or just exploitative? And is heartland America ready for big-city super-heroics? Find out as the Warriors take on Tiger Shark, the Armadillo, the Super-Apes, the Controller, the Mad Thinker’s Intellectual Robots and more…and unknowingly set the stage for the superhuman Civil War!
COLLECTING: NEW WARRIORS (2005) 1-6
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Loki: Agent of Asgard Volume 2 : I Cannot Tell a Lie
Jorge Coelho, Al Ewing
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 31, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$16.99 USD
112 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193319, 0785193316

Summary: The March to AXIS continues! Loki’s back from the Tenth Realm – and facing his greatest challenge yet! Can you say Doctor Doom? But with Valeria Richards in the mix, who’s the hero of this story…and who’s the villain? Loki soon learns that Doom has sentenced him to death for the crimes of his future self! But with the Red Skull drowning Doom, Latveria and the entire world in a wave of unstoppable telepathic hate, will there even be a future left to save? It’s a fantastic new jumping-on point for the series that fans literally can’t get enough of! Grab it while stocks last, true believer!
COLLECTING: LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD 6-10
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Hawkeye : Avenging Archer
Manuel Garcia, Paco Diaz Luque, Jim McCann, David …
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 31, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$34.99 USD
480 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785194057, 0785194053

Summary: Hawkeye, the world’s greatest marksman, is reunited with his ex-wife – super-spy Mockingbird! Thought dead for years, Mockingbird is eager to punch some bad guys. But when Clint tags along on her mission, can they ignore their feelings long enough to save the day? Or will old foes Crossfire and the Phantom Rider destroy them first? Plus, when Mockingbird is targeted for death along with Hawkeye’s former flame the Black Widow, Hawk and Mock must discover who’s killing Marvel’s superspies…and the shock ending will leave Clint blindsided!
COLLECTING: NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION 1-4, HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD 1-6, WIDOWMAKER 1-4, HAWKEYE: BLINDSPOT 1-4, HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD SAGA
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All-New Ultimates Volume 2
Michael Fiffe, Giannis Milonogiannis, Amilcar Pinn…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 24, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785154280, 0785154280

Summary: Spider-Man, Black Widow, Kitt y Pryde and Cloak & Dagger can barely hold back the carnage of vengeful sewer leaders Vermin and Agent Crock! Meanwhile, the Bengal joins the police squad just in time to deal with Scourge’s murderous aftermath…but will Scourge break out of prison and conti nue his killing spree of costumed crusaders? And will the hunt for Crossbones reveal a deeper, darker secret behind the city’s rampant crime wave? As the all-new Ultimates battle superpowered mercenaries the Femme Fatales and the white supremacist meth-head militia the Watchdogs, the team’s ulti mate nemesis makes his first deadly play – and Miles and co. will never be the same when it hits! It’s the deadliest battle of the super street war!
COLLECTING: ALL-NEW ULTIMATES 7-12
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Ultimate X-Men Ultimate Collection Book 5
Brian K. Vaughan, Stuart Immonen, Andy Kubert, Bra…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 3, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$34.99 USD
312 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192923, 0785192921

Summary: The X-Men struggle to deal with the death of one of their own – but before even a moment of silence can pass, the mysterious Mr. Sinister arrives, intent on giving the X-Men a lot more to mourn! Then, Gambit returns…but what does he want? The Fenris twins threaten to expose the Ragin’ Cajun’s past sins unless he obeys them. But with Rogue on the other side, to whom will Remy finally lend his loyalty? And what decision does Rogue make that will affect her budding relati onship with Iceman?
COLLECTING: ULTIMATE X-MEN 46-57
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Runaways : The Complete Collection Volume 3
Mike Norton, Michael Ryan, Zeb Wells, Stefano Case…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 17, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$39.99 USD
528 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189176, 0785189173

Summary: As the superhuman Civil War threaten to crush the Runaways, fellow teen team the Young Avengers offer assistance – but how can the Runaways trust that they’re on the same side? As the Runaways make hard decisions about their future, they confront a horrific enemy who threatens to tear the team apart! Then, the Skrulls launch their Secret Invasion – and the Runaways and Young Avengers both have a Skrull on their team. Coincidence?
COLLECTING: CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS 1-4, RUNAWAYS (2005) 19-30, RUNAWAYS SAGA 1, SECRET INVASION: RUNAWAYS/YOUNG AVENGERS 1-3
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Super Villains Unite : The Complete Super Villain Team-Up
Roy Thomas, Mike Sekowsky, Tony Isabella, Sal Busc…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 17, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$34.99 USD
472 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785194064, 0785194061

Summary: The Lord of Latveria and Atlantis’ Avenging Son forge the Marvel Universe’s most volatile alliance! But when the Sub-Mariner regrets his decision, he finds it’s not that easy to walk away from a pact with Doom. Can anything get him out of this torturous team-up? Maybe the Fantastic Four…but probably not the Avengers, who’ve been enslaved by Attuma! And while Dr. Doom has his gauntlets full keeping Namor in line, the Red Skull sets his sights on Latveria! When Captain America sides with Doom, you know you’re in trouble. But both Doom and the Skull plan to enslave the Earth…and the only ones standing in their way are Magneto and the Champions! Introducing the Shroud, and featuring the villainy of the Hate-Monger!
COLLECTING: GIANT-SIZE SUPER-VILLAIN TEAMUP 1-2; SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP 1-14, 16-17; AVENGERS 154-156; CHAMPIONS 16
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Thor Epic Collection : To Wake the Mangog
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 10, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$34.99 USD
456 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191735, 0785191739

Summary: From the darkened depths, rises a threat greater than any Thor has ever before faced. Mangog threatens to unsheathe the Odinsword and bring Ragnarok upon the Norse gods in this collection of Asgardian classics. And that’s just the beginning! In Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Thor there’s always another cosmic adventure around the corner. Point in case: Ego the Living Planet vs. Galactus, the return of “Him”-the man who would come to be known as Adam Warlock-and the origin of Galactus! It gets personal, too, with a surprising revelation regarding Donald Blake, the return of Jane Foster, and the dramatic dance between Balder and the Norn queen Karnilla.
COLLECTING: THOR (1966) 154-174 (THOR EPIC COLLECTION VOL. 4)
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Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection : Robin Bound
Marie Severin, Guang Yap, Paris Cullins, Mark Bagl…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 31, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$34.99 USD
488 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192688, 0785192689

Summary: Spidey gets by with a little help from his friends! If he can survive a rematch with the Tri-Sentinel, this time without Captain Universe powers, Spider-Man will face a sidekick’s revenge! But wait, he never had a sidekick. So who is the Secret Empire’s cyborg powerhouse, Midnight? To get to the bottom of this mess, the web-slinger will need to do a little old-fashioned teaming up. How’s Moon Knight, Punisher, Nova, Night Thrasher and Darkhawk?
COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 351-360, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL 25, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL 11, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL 7 (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION VOL. 22)
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Marvel Masterworks : Captain America Volume 1 (New Printing)
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 24, 2015
Ages 0 And Up, Grades P to 17
$49.99 USD
264 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191346, 0785191348

Summary: Transformed by the Super-Soldier Serum from a 97-pound weakling into Captain America, Steve Rogers led the charge to liberate the world from the Axis powers. But before World War II’s end an accident left him frozen in suspended animation and his sidekick Bucky dead. The world turned on for decades. When the Avengers fi nally resuscitated him, Steve Rogers was greeted by a world vastly changed. He was a man out of time tormented by the death of his partner, but no less committed to the cause of fighting evil in all its forms. In this inaugural Silver Age Captain America Masterworks Stan Lee and Jack Kirby bring you the rebirth of an American icon, the rebirth of Captain America!
COLLECTING: TALES OF SUSPENSE 59-81
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Marvel Masterworks : Daredevil Volume 1 (New Printing)
Stan Lee, Wallace Wood, Bill Everett, Joe Orlando
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 24, 2015
Ages 0 And Up, Grades P to 17
$49.99 USD
256 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191339, 078519133X

Summary: Born to a past-his-prime boxer, when young Matt Murdock’s daring act to save a man’s life results in an accident that blinds him, he finds that his other senses have been enhanced to super-human levels. After his father’s murder those powers make him Daredevil, the protector of New York City’s mean streets. Stan Lee and Bill Everett ‘s Daredevil debut was as gritty as they came, a tale of murder and sacrifice tempered with the desire to protect the downtrodden. Matt Murdock was someone diff erent, and you’ll see just why in his first Marvel Masterworks!
COLLECTING: DAREDEVIL 1-11
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Marvel Masterworks : The Invincible Iron Man Volume 9
Mike Friedrich, P. Craig Russell, Steve Gerber, Bi…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 24, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$75.00 USD
304 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191902, 0785191909

Summary: Iron Man’s adventures take on a cosmic dimension in our latest lavishly restored Marvel Masterworks collection. Tony Stark faces an entirely new league of villain in the first appearances of Thanos, Drax the Destroyer and Moondragon. Then a gauntlet of his greatest villains-from the Mandarin to Whiplash-push him to his limits before a new Dr. Spectrum enters the fray. Their four-part epic stands against the backdrop of an increasingly tense love triangle between Tony Stark, Pepper Potts and her husband Happy Hogan. Topped off with an Avenger vs. Avenger battle with Thor, these Marvel classics are essential reading for every Iron Man aficionado!
COLLECTING: IRON MAN (1968) 54-67
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Oz : The Emerald City of Oz
Skottie Young, L. Frank Baum, Eric Shanower
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 10, 2015
Ages 0 And Up, Grades P to 17
$19.99 USD
120 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785183891, 0785183892

Summary: The Eisner Award-winning team of Eric Shanower and Skottie Young bring you the best Oz series yet! Uncle Henry, Aunt Em and Dorothy must leave their Kansas home – but where can they go? To Oz, of course! Dorothy and the Wizard take Em and Henry on a grand tour – but will anyone in Oz be left alive after the Nomes attack, allied with the disagreeable Growleywogs and the evil shape-shifting Phanfasms? Ozma discovers the Nome Army’s impending invasion, but too late – and she, Dorothy, the Tin Woodman and their friends can only watch helplessly as the Nome King’s hordes pour into the Emerald City. But the Scarecrow has a plan to save the day, and Glinda the Good has another! Can they rescue the Land of Oz from destruction?
COLLECTING: THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ 1-5
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George Romero’s Empire of the Dead : Act Two
George Romero, Dalibor Talajic
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 10, 2015
Ages 15 And Up, Grades 10 to 17
$19.99 USD
128 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785185192, 0785185194

Summary: It’s zombies vs. vampires vs. an invading militia as the legendary George Romero unleashes the next chapter in his ferocious undead epic! Welcome back to a very different New York City, one that’s sti ll standing – barely – years after a world-changing undead plague. Zombies are used for sport in the arena, and vampires rule the city! But now outside forces are knocking on Manhattan’s walls, and death rains down from above! What is this new threat to NYC? And what’s worse for the city’s few remaining normal residents: the roaming flesh-eaters who seem to be growing smarter every day…the ruling blood-suckers struggling to keep their grip on power…or the newly arrived Southern army, bent on pillaging the greatest city in the world?
COLLECTING: GEORGE ROMERO’S EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT TWO 1-5
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Kick-Ass 3
Mark Millar, John Romita
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 10, 2015
Ages 17 And Up, Grades 12 to 17
$24.99 USD
232 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785184898, 0785184899

Summary: The grand finale of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s blockbuster! With Hit-Girl in jail, Kick-Ass must lead the super-hero team Justice Forever. But heroes have been outlawed, leaving Kick-Ass to dodge both cops and some terrifying new foes! For the first time, Kick-Ass begins to doubt. Is he in too deep? Meanwhile, Hit-Girl starts running all the gangs in the joint, and a broken Red Mist gets an education from a terrifying crime boss. Soon every costumed hero is not only running from the law…they’re running for their lives. As the body count rises, Kick-Ass must decide if bringing justice to the city is truly worth the price. Plus: the secret origin of Hit-Girl! How did litt le Mindy McCready earn her assassin stripes? Find out as KICK-ASS comes to its epic conclusion!
COLLECTING: KICK-ASS 3 1-8
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Original Sin
Jim Cheung, Mark Waid, Mike Deodato, Ed Brubaker, …
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 28, 2015
Ages 15 And Up, Grades 10 to 17
$34.99 USD
240 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785154914, 0785154914

Summary: Who killed the Watcher? Uatu, the mysterious space-god who observes mankind from the moon…is dead. Thus begins the greatest murder mystery in Marvel history! As Nick Fury leads Marvel’s heroes in an investigation, other forces marshal and other questions arise. Who is the Unseen? What was stolen from the Watcher’s lair? Why is Black Panther gathering a secret team of his own, including Emma Frost, the Punisher and Dr. Strange? Fury’s cosmic manhunt leads to the far corners of the universe, but just when the Avengers think they’ve cornered their murderer…everything explodes, unleashing the Marvel Universe’s greatest secrets and rocking the heroes to their core! What did the Watcher see? Who pulled the trigger? What was the Original Sin? Find out here!
COLLECTING: ORIGINAL SIN 0-8 and material FROM
POINT ONE 1
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Star Wars Legends Epic Collection : The Empire Volume 1
John Ostrander, Jim Hall, Randy Stradley, Luke Ros…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 28, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$34.99 USD
440 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193982, 0785193987

Summary: Let the dark times begin! Marvel welcomes Star Wars to the Epic Collection program, with this first volume of a series focusing on the years that follow “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”! After the end of the Clone Wars, the Republic has fallen and Palatine exerts his ruthless grip on his new Galactic Empire. Now, the few Jedi that remain must decide whether to hold true to their faith, or abandon it completely in the face of a brutal purge–one carried out by the new Dark Lord of the Sith. Rise, Darth Vader!
COLLECTING: STAR WARS: REPUBLIC 78-80; STAR WARS: PURGE, PURGE – SECONDS TO DIE, PURGE – THE HIDDEN BLADE ONE-SHOTS; STAR WARS: PURGE – THE TYRANT’S FIST 1-2; STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE LOST COMMAND 1-5; STAR WARS: DARK TIMES 1-5
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Miracleman Book 3 : Olympus
John Totleben
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 31, 2015
Ages 17 And Up, Grades 12 to 17
$39.99 USD
280 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785154662, 0785154663

Summary: Book Three of the New York Times bestselling series begins! Gods and monsters walk the earth, as the aliens whose technology created Miracleman seek to exterminate Project Zarathustra’s survivors. And even as the future of humankind hangs in the balance on the far side of the galaxy, and the month-old baby Winter begins to speak, the price of godhood takes its toll on Johnny Bates. A single word is uttered, and hell on Earth is unleashed. Kid Miracleman is loose! As smoke rises over London, Miracleman must face Kid Miracleman – and realize his destiny. The sick will be healed, military powers will be disarmed, poverty will be abolished. Every day shall be a day of miracles, a new dawn for humankind. The original Miracleman opus comes to its majestic close!
COLLECTING: MIRACLEMAN 11-16, MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL 1
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Avengers : Rage of Ultron
Rick Remender, Jerome Opena
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 1, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99 USD
120 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190400, 0785190406

Summary: It was another glorious victory for the Mighty Avengers. Good triumphed over evil and Ultron was shot into space, never to be seen again. Or so they thought. Now, years later, the homicidal artificial intelligence – so long devoted to ending life on Earth – has a new world to conquer…one with its own horrific legacy. When Titan, birthplace of Thanos, falls, Planet Ultron rises in its place! Thanos’ brother Starfox must seek the aid of his former allies – but the Avengers he finds are radically different from the ones he once knew. Among them is Ultron’s creator Giant-Man – and when Hank Pym confronts his now planet-sized “son,” the responsibilities of fatherhood have never loomed so large. Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers) and Jerome Opeña (Avengers) unleash the full robotic rage of Ultron on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!
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Avengers by Jonathan Hickman Volume 1
Jonathan Hickman, Mike Deodato, Nick Spencer, Adam…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 14, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$34.99 USD
328 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191094, 0785191097

Summary: The greatest heroes in comics, together as one unbeatable team! The Avengers “go large,” expanding their roster and sphere of influence to a global and even interplanetary level. Who will respond to Captain America’s call? The Avengers’ first missions take them to Mars, and then far across the galaxy as Captain Universe races to decipher the secret origin of the universe itself! Then, the Avengers must deal with the White Event as strangely familiar new heroes are born!
COLLECTING: AVENGERS (2012) 1-11
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New Avengers by Jonathan Hickman Volume 1
Simone Bianchi, Steve Epting, Rags Morales, Jonath…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 14, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$34.99 USD
304 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193968, 0785193960

Summary: The Illuminati, Marvel’s most powerful and secretive team, must reassemble to stand against interdimensional incursions! Parallel Earths are beginning to collide, destroying one or both worlds -and when Black Panther, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Black Bolt, Mr. Fantastic, Sub-Mariner and Beast take on the task of preserving their planet, they soon realize that they must destroy countless others. And their grim task is complicated by old wounds, lies and secret agendas, as the cold war between Wakanda and Atlantis heats up into a full-scale conflict!
COLLECTING: NEW AVENGERS 1-13.INH, 14-17
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Marvel’s The Avengers : Age of Ultron Prelude
Will Pilgrim, Joe Bennett
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 7, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$16.99 USD
184 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193555, 0785193553

Summary: The Avengers make their explosive return to the big screen this spring, and we’ve got everything you need to prepare right here! First, relive the historic first meeting between Marvel’s mightiest heroes as Loki’s plot to gain ulti mate power sparks a worldwide manhunt, a vicious war against the invading Chitauri in the heart of New York City, and the founding of the mighty Avengers! Next, thrill to an all-new Infinite-style adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, set between the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron! What world-shaking threats have the Avengers battled since their last film? And can anything prepare them for the looming threat of the mad mechanoid known as Ultron? Plus, experience the dynamic classic comic book debut of Vision, and relive some of the team’s classic encounters with Ultron, including the prelude story to the “Age of Ultron” event.
COLLECTING: MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS CINEMATIC ADAPTATION 1-2, AVENGERS: CINEMATIC INFINITE COMIC 1, AVENGERS (1963) 57-58, AVENGERS (1998) 22, AVENGERS 12.1
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Avengers : Everybody Wants to Rule the World Prose Novel
Dan Abnett
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 14, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99 USD
304 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193005, 0785193006
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Avengers : The Vibranium Collection
Roger Stern, John Byrne, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Jac…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 14, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$200.00 USD
776 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193296, 0785193294

Summary: The Earth’s mightiest Avengers stories assemble in one super-sized slipcased volume! Witness the fateful day when five heroes unite! Cheer as Captain America lives again! Watch the old order changeth for the very fi rst ti me, and learn that even an android can cry! See Ultron, Count Nefaria, Kang and the Red Skull take their best shots at the Avengers, and gasp as the Masters of Evil lay siege to the mansion! Welcome Spider-Man and Wolverine to a very new roster, then completely lose count as Cap and Iron Man expand the team to handle an Avengers World!
COLLECTING: AVENGERS (1963) 1, 4, 16, 57-58, 164-166, 273-277; GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS (1974) 2; AVENGERS (1998) 19-22, 65-70; NEW AVENGERS (2005) 1-6; AVENGERS (2012) 1-3
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Avengers : Scarlet Witch by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Kerry Gammill, John Ridgway, Sean McKeever, Mirco …
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 14, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99 USD
232 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193357, 0785193359

Summary: Wanda Maximoff , the most bewitching Avenger, goes it alone in this collection of her solo adventures away from Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! First, the science of cosmic writing team DnA and the magic of the Scarlet Witch combine in true comic book alchemy! Now, Wanda must confront very personal demons, pitting her uncanny hex powers against horrifically twisted versions of the West Coast Avengers!
COLLECTING: SCARLET WITCH 1-4, AVENGERS ORIGINS: SCARLET WITCH & QUICKSILVER 1; MATERIAL FROM MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) 125; SOLO AVENGERS 5; MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) 60-63, 143-144; MYSTIC ARCANA: SCARLET WITCH
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Avengers : Ultron Unbound
Manny Clark, Roy Thomas, Vince Russell, Kris Renke…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 21, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$24.99 USD
224 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192695, 0785192697

Summary: Earth’s mightiest heroes face their deadliest foe once again! More powerful than ever before, the mechanical menace has declared himself…the ultimate Ultron! And he’s upgraded his elimination target from merely mankind – to all life on Earth. But Ultron doesn’t intend to inherit the world alone. Which of the West Coast Avengers women will he take as the basis for his metallic mate, known as War Toy? As the Whackos regroup after a blistering assault, Ultron finds that the path of true love doesn’t run smooth, even for ruthless robots. Brace yourself for a lovers’ tiff for the ages!
COLLECTING: AVENGERS WEST COAST 89-91, ANNUAL 8; VISION (1994) 1-4
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Superior Iron Man Volume 1 : Infamous
Yildiray Cinar, Tom Tayler
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 21, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99 USD
112 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193777, 0785193774

Summary: How much would you pay for perfection? Beauty? Immortality? Tony Stark knows, and he’s ready to give it to you in SUPERIOR IRON MAN! But at a terrible price. Spinning out of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, the old Tony Stark is back, only this time he’s SUPERIOR! More stylish, more confident, and more cunning than ever before. And he’s ready to lead you into the future! San Francisco is about to become the prototype for his new world concept. The first step? Release Extremis upon the entire city! Only Daredevil isn’t down with Stark’s new vision of the future. Does the Man Without Fear have a place in the city of tomorrow? A bold new directi on for the Armored Avenger begins from the creative team of Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us, Earth 2) and Yildray Cinar (Supergirl)!
COLLECTING: SUPERIOR IRON MAN 1-5
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Amazing Spider-Man : Spider-Verse
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Fabrice Sapolsky, Robbi Rodrig…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 21, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$75.00 USD
640 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190356, 078519035X

Summary: Someone is working their way through the multiverse, leaving a trail of dead spiders in their wake! As the Superior Spider-Man faces this foe in the future, MC2′s Spider-Girl finds herself under attack! From 1602 to the era of Noir, from a spider-powered Gwen Stacy to the world-famous Spider-Ham, spider-themed heroes everywhere, in every world, begin to falter and fall. How can “our” Spider-Man possibly hope to survive against this unstoppable interdimensional onslaught? Guest-starring every Spider-Man ever…and then some! Spider-UK, Sp//dr, Scarlet Spiders, Spider-Woman, Spider-Man 2099…can any of them survive the arrival of Morlun?
COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 7-15, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN 32-33, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) 1 (5 PAGE SPIDER-MAN STORY), SPIDER-VERSE 1, SPIDER-VERSE TEAM-UP 1-3, EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE 1-4, SCARLET SPIDERS 1-3, SPIDER-WOMAN 1-3, SPIDER-MAN 2099 6-8, SPIDER-HAM: PIG TIME
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Skull the Slayer
Sal Buscema, Steve Englehart, Steve Gan, Bill Mant…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 21, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$24.99 USD
192 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193975, 0785193979

Summary: It’s Lost meets The Land That Time Forgot when an airplane and all its passengers are transported to a strange world inhabited by dinosaurs, primiti ves and aliens! But for one man, this journey into prehistory is a chance to seize his destiny…and become the hero he always wanted to be! In our world, Vietnam veteran Jim Scully is a wanted man, accused of his own brother’s murder. But, in this wild new land, he becomes – Skull the Slayer!
COLLECTING: SKULL THE SLAYER 1-8, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE 35-36
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Weirdworld
Mike Ploog, Pat Broderick, Doug Moench, John Busce…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 14, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$34.99 USD
312 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785162889, 0785162887

Summary: Welcome to Weirdworld, a land of legend and lore! Meet Tyndall, a lost elf on a dangerous quest – a quest to the heart of evil and beyond! One that will unite him with the beautiful Velanna, and forge an alliance for the ages. Together with grumpy dwarf Mud-Butt , these warriors of the shadow realm will brave the City of Seven Dark Delights, face the fallen god Darklens, and meet the Dragonmaster of Klarn. But will they ever fi nd their way home?
COLLECTING: MARVEL PREMIERE 38; MATERIAL FROM MARVEL SUPER ACTION (1976) 1, MARVEL FANFARE (1982) 24-26, MARVEL SUPER SPECIAL 11-13, EPIC ILLUSTRATED 9, 11-13
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Once Upon a Time Book 2
Kalinda Vazquez, Corinna Bechko
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 31, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$24.99 USD
112 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9780785191162, 078519116X

Summary: Return to the immersive world of ABC’s hit television series ONCE UPON A TIME with an all-new sequel to the original graphic novel, ONCE UPON A TIME: The Shadow of the Queen. Welcome to the Enchanted Forest, where the characters from classic fairy tales have come to life and are locked in an epic struggle between good and evil! Plott ed by series writer and co-executi ve producer, Kalinda Vazquez, and co-written by returning author Corinna Bechko, the release will tie into official show continuity and dive in to four never-before-told stories of fan favorite characters!
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Elektra Volume 2 : Reverence
Michael Del Mundo, Haden Blackman
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 21, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785154075, 0785154078
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Savage Hulk Volume 2 : The Infinity Con
Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 21, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190448, 0785190449
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Captain America Volume 4 : The Iron Nail (Marvel Now)
Rick Remender, Pascal Alixe, Nic Klein
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 21, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$19.99 USD
144 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189541, 0785189548
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Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 4 : Original Sin
Ed McGuinness, Brian Michael Bendis
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 31, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$24.99 USD
136 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192459, 078519245X
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Original Sins
Ryan North, Rick Geary, Ty Templeton, Stuart Moore…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 28, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$16.99 USD
144 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191513, 0785191518
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Nova Volume 5 : Axis
Gerry Duggan, David Baldeon
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 21, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$16.99 USD
112 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192411, 0785192417
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Fantastic Four Volume 3
Leonard Kirk, James Robinson
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 28, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192206, 0785192204
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Captain Marvel Volume 2 : Stay Fly
Marcia Takara, Kelly Sue Deconnick
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 21, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785190141, 0785190147
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Iron Fist : The Return of K’un Lun
Jim Mullaney, Jay Faerber, Robert Brown, Kevin Lau…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 7, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$34.99 USD
400 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192183, 0785192182
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Skrulls Must Die! : The Complete Skrull Kill Krew
Mark Millar, Harvey Tolibao, Steve Yeowell, Stefan…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 28, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$34.99 USD
352 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785194071, 078519407X
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Moon Knight Volume 2 : Blackout
Greg Smallwood, Brian Wood
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 28, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
136 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785154099, 0785154094
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Hawkeye by Matt Fraction & David Aja Omnibus
Jesse Hamm, Javier Pulido, Steve Lieber, Matt Frac…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 14, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$99.99 USD
552 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192190, 0785192190
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Miles Morales : Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 2
David Marquez, Brian Michael Bendis
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 14, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$17.99 USD
112 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785154181, 0785154183
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Marvel Masterworks : The Avengers Volume 1 (New Printing)
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 21, 2015
Ages 0 And Up, Grades P to 17
$49.99 USD
248 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191360, 0785191364
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Marvel Masterworks : The Invincible Iron Man Volume 1 (New Printing)
Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Jack Kirby
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 21, 2015
Ages 0 And Up, Grades P to 17
$49.99 USD
208 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191353, 0785191356
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Marvel Masterworks : The Avengers Volume 15
Scott Edelman, Steve Englehart, Tony Isabella, Kei…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 28, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$75.00 USD
264 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785191964, 0785191968
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X-Men : Days of Future Past Prose Novel
Alex Irvine
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 28, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 to 17
$7.99 USD
352 pages
Mass Market
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785189763, 0785189769
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Deadpool Classic Companion
Pat Olliffe, Mike Kanterovich, Tom Brevoort, Rob L…
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 28, 2015
Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
$34.99 USD
384 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785192947, 0785192948
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Men of Wrath
Ron Garney, Jason Aaron
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 14, 2015
Ages 17 And Up, Grades 12 to 17
$19.99 USD
112 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery
9780785191681, 0785191682
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Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season Two Volume 1
Joe Caramagna
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 8, 2015
Ages 0 And Up, Grades P to 17
$9.99 USD
88 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193586, 0785193588
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Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man : Web Warriors Volume 1
Joe Caramagna
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 28, 2015
Ages 0 And Up, Grades P to 17
$9.99 USD
88 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9780785193838, 0785193839
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38. Boom!/Archaia/KaBOOM! Announce New Titles

Fall approaches, which means that publishers are releasing new titles!

Boom! Studios and Archia have announced a new list of titles via catalog site Edelweiss, offering some interesting and fun titles for Winter gift giving! (Yes, you can give yourself a gift!  You’re a good person, and what better way to celebrate the end of a good year, or forget the end of an annus horribilis, than with a great graphic novel!)

Here is a barebones listing of titles!  Click on the links to see covers and sample pages!

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The Secret History Omnibus Volume 3
Jean-Pierre Pecau, Igor Kordey
FRONTLIST
September 2, 2014
Grades 10 And Up
$34.99 USD
344 pages
Color illustrations throughout
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction
Series: Secret History
9781936393596, 193639359X

Summary: Four immortal brothers and sisters leap through time, consumed in an epic struggle to influence and shape the history of Western civilization.
Since the dawn of time, Dyo, Reka, Aker, and Erlin, the four Archons who head the Four Houses, have fought each other to control the fate of hunmankind. But times change, and an evil Fifth Archon, William of Leece, is attempting to bring about the Apocalypse. From Moses’ challenge to the Pharaoh to the origin of the Grail myth; from the Pope’s extermination of the Cathars to Nostradamus’ travels in Italy; from the Spanish Armada and the Great Fire of London to Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt; and finally to the Angel of Mons appearing over the trenches of World War I: a secret occult history of the world.
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Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand Screenplay
Jim Henson, Ramon Perez, Jerry Juhl
FRONTLIST
September 30, 2014
Grades 6 And Up
$24.99 USD
128 pages
Hardcover
Performing Arts / Screenplays
9781608864409, 1608864405

Summary: The lost screenplay that inspired Archaia’s Eisner winning Jim Henson’s The Tale of Sand.
Between 1967 and 1974, Jim Henson and his longtime writing partner Jerry Juhl developed three drafts of a screenplay for a feature length film called Tale of Sand. It is the only feature length screenplay written by Jim Henson that he was never able to produce in his lifetime. In 2012, Archaia published a graphic novel adaptation as realized by illustrator Ramón K Pérez which went on to win three Eisner Awards and two Harvey Awards. This is an incredible and unfiltered look behind the curtain at how Ramón K Pérez took Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl’s original 76-page screenplay and turned it into one of the most critically acclaimed graphic novels of the last decade. Pages of black-and-white artwork, layouts and the complete original screenplay make this a must-have for Henson fans, artists, and fans of the creative process. This beautiful hardcover features the final draft of the screenplay and 9 all new black-and-white pages illustrated by Ramón K Pérez that were cut during the production process of the original graphic novel. It also contains 19 of Ramón’s original inked pages from the graphic novel and 16 pages of layouts, plus never-before-seen drawings and artifacts created by Jim Henson from the Jim Henson Archives.
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Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand Box Set
Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Ramon Perez
FRONTLIST
September 30, 2014
Grades 8 And Up
$49.99 USD
256 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781608864393, 1608864391

Summary: A limited collection of Jim Henson’s lost screenplay boxed for new and old fans alike..
Between 1967 and 1974, Jim Henson and his longtime writing partner Jerry Juhl developed three drafts of a screenplay for a feature length film called Tale of Sand. It is the only feature length screenplay written by Jim Henson that he was never able to produce in his lifetime. A Tale of Sand follows scruffy everyman, Mac, who wakes up in an unfamiliar town, and is chased across the desert of the American Southwest by all manners of man and beast of unimaginable proportions. Produced with the complete blessing of Lisa Henson, A Tale of Sand will allow Henson fans to recognize some of the inspirations and set pieces that appeared in later Henson Company productions. In 2012, Archaia published a graphic novel adaptation as realized by illustrator Ramón K Pérez which went on to win three Eisner Awards and two Harvey Awards. This is an incredible and unfiltered look behind the curtain at how Ramón K Pérez took Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl’s original 76-page screenplay and turned it into one of the most critically acclaimed graphic novels of the last decade. Pages of black-and-white artwork, layouts and the complete original screenplay make this a must-have for Henson fans, artists, and fans of the creative process. This beautiful hardcover features the final draft of the screenplay and 9 all new black-and-white pages illustrated by Ramón K Pérez that were cut during the production process of the original graphic novel. It also contains 19 of Ramón’s original inked pages from the graphic novel and 16 pages of layouts, plus never-before-seen drawings and artifacts created by Jim Henson from the Jim Henson Archives.
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Dead Letters Vol. 1
Christopher Sebela, Chris Visions
FRONTLIST
September 9, 2014
Grades 8 And Up
$9.99 USD
112 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery
Series: Dead Letters
9781608864539, 1608864537

Summary: Waking up in a fleabag motel with bandaged arms and a revolver on his desk, Sam doesn’t remember a thing – not how he got here, where here is, or who he is. But the armed men knocking on his door do and Sam will have to use every trick from his forgotten repertoire to outrun and outsmart his way through a hardboiled wonderland of gang wars, femme fatales and big secrets. Creators Christopher Sebela (GHOST, HIGH CRIMES) and newcomer Chris Visions are two fresh voices that are about to take the industry by storm. Don’t miss out on a wholly unique take on crime fiction.
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The Woods Vol. 1
James Tynion, IV, Michael Dialynas
FRONTLIST
September 23, 2014
Grades 8 And Up
$9.99 USD
96 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781608864546, 1608864545

Summary: On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine. As fans of James Tynion IV’s work in the Batman universe (BATMAN ETERNAL, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS), we were eager to publish his first original comic series. Plus, THE WOODS gives us that same eerie, small-town horror feel we get whenever we read a Stephen King novel. If you’re fan of teen conspiracy comics like MORNING GLORIES, SHELTERED, and REVIVAL, you’ll immediately be sucked into THE WOODS.
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Bravest Warriors Vol. 4
Pendleton Ward, Mike Holmes
FRONTLIST
January 7, 2015
Ages 8 And Up, Grades 4 And Up
$14.99 USD
128 pages
Trade Paperback
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
Series: Bravest Warriors
9781608864591, 1608864596

Summary: Join Beth, Wallow, Chris, Danny and Plum as they travel the multiverse saving folks and generally being totally rad dudes! Having to go undercover at a Miss Multiverse Pageant, will our heroes be able to save the day? Will they be able to figure out where all the missing brains are going? Who will sav–what was that again…MISSING BRAINS?! Based on the hit web series from ADVENTURE TIME creator Pendleton Ward! POWER! RESPECT!
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Adventure Time Candy Capers Mathematical Edition
Yuko Ota, Ananth Panagariya, Ian McGinty
FRONTLIST
January 13, 2015
Ages 8 And Up, Grades 4 And Up
$29.99 USD
160 pages
Hardcover
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
Series: Adventure Time
9781608864584, 1608864588

Summary: FINN AND JAKE ARE MISSING?! Don’t worry Candy Kingdom, Peppermint Butler and Cinnamon Bun will…protect…you? This is a mini-series you definitely don’t want to miss, with talent of Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya of JOHNNY WANDER writing our candied heroes and Ian McGinty of UGLY DOLL on art, there is nothing that can go wrong!
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Adventure Time Vol. 5 Mathematical Edition
Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline, Ryan North
FRONTLIST
February 11, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 And Up
$24.99 USD
128 pages
Hardcover
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
Series: Adventure Time
9781608864799, 1608864790

Summary: Princess Bubblegum is facing a lot of trouble when one of her experiments backfire on her, the land of Ooo is in danger…and so are her friends! Without the help of Finn and Jake, it’s up to Princess Bubblegum to clean up her own mess, and hopefully save her kingdom in the process. This fifth volume of the over-sized, hardcover Mathematical Editions collects Adventure Time issues #20 through 24 at a newly reduced price of $24.99!
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Adventure Time Vol. 5 OGN
Zachary Sterling, Danielle Corsetto
FRONTLIST
March 11, 2015
Ages 8 And Up, Grades 4 And Up
$12.99 USD
160 pages
Trade Paperback
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
Series: Adventure Time
9781608864843, 1608864847

Summary: Finn & Jake wake up in the treehouse after having the same troubling dream of something calling their names. The boys find a little purple cube with a small face on one side. They soon discover that it’s able to fabricate and activate a little hovering prism, which transforms into a triangular screen, which they all start to watch together. It begin in the Ice Kingdom…Finn and Jake better be prepared for the adventure of a lifetime! Written by the super talented Danielle Corsetto (ADVENTURE TIME PIXEL PRINCESSES) and illustrated by amazing Zachary Sterling, this is going to be a crazy ride!
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Adventure Time Vol. 6
Ryan North, Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline
FRONTLIST
March 11, 2015
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 And Up
$14.99 USD
128 pages
Trade Paperback
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
Series: Adventure Time
9781608864829, 1608864820

Summary: Finn is cursed! It looks like Magic Man is at it again and it’s up to our heroes to save Ooo before Finn forgets everything…again. This is going to be an adventure you’ll want to remember!
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Peanuts Vol. 5
Charles Schulz, Mona Koth, Vicki Scott
FRONTLIST
March 11, 2015
Ages 8 And Up, Grades 3 And Up
$13.99 USD
128 pages
Trade Paperback
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
Series: Peanuts
9781608864836, 1608864839

Summary: The entire gang has a chance to shine in this brand new volume of all-new PEANUTS adventures and classic Charles Schulz strips. Featuring stories starring the Snoopy and Woodstock, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, Marcie, Franklin, Peppermint Patty, and Good Ol’ Charlie Brown! Peanuts volume 5 collects issues #
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Lumberjanes Vol. 1
Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen, G…
FRONTLIST
April 8, 2015
Grades 4 And Up
$??.??? USD
128 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Contemporary Women
Series: Lumberjanes
9781608866878, 1608866874

Summary: Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! Not only is it the second title launching in our new BOOM! Box imprint but LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things. It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five butt-kicking, rad teenage girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake. And with the talent of acclaimed cartoonist Noelle Stevenson, talented newcomer Grace Ellis writing, and Brooke Allen on art, this is going to be a spectacular series that you won’t want to miss. Collects Lumberjanes #1-#4.
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Regular Show Vol. 3
Allison Strejlau, KC Green
FRONTLIST
April 8, 2015
Ages 8 And Up, Grades 4 And Up
$14.99 USD
128 pages
Trade Paperback
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
Series: Regular Show
9781608864850, 1608864855

Summary: It’s time for a good dose of cleaning as Benson tries to organize the Park’s yearly garage sale…only Rigby is having some trouble letting go. Banished to the garage Rigby comes across a mysterious pogs container that is about to give everyone at the Park a strong dose of the 90′s…and a pog match for their own souls. REGULAR SHOW volume 3 collects issues #9-#12 of the hit series based on the Cartoon Network animated comedy.
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Curse
Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel, Riley Rossmo, Colin Lo…
FRONTLIST
January 6, 2015
Grades 10 And Up
$14.99 USD
128 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781608864621, 1608864626

Summary: Laney Griffith is a man who will do anything to save his son from leukemia, but the cost of treatment has broken him financially. When he pursues an elusive murderer in the wilderness of his small, rural community, in the hopes of securing a substantial bounty, Laney is confronted with something he never could have expected: a werewolf. The captive lycan, in human form, turns Laney’s life upside-down, forcing him to confront his haunted past and race against the clock—because the wolf will return, and Laney’s son’s condition continues to worsen. CURSE is a story of a family’s survival at all costs. BOOM! Studios has a long history of publishing some of the industry’s best modern horror, and CURSE takes us back to our roots with a werewolf story unlike any you’ve ever seen.
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Revelations
Paul Jenkins, Humberto Ramos
FRONTLIST
January 7, 2015
Grades 8 And Up
$19.99 USD
112 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery
9781608864607, 160886460X

Summary: A potential successor to the dying pope is killed at the Vatican. Long-time atheist and hard-edged London detective, Charlie Northern, is put on the case by a Vatican priest, and long forgotten friend. He must solve the case that the local police cannot, coming face to face with hundreds of years of conspiracy and corruption in the seat of the world’s wealthiest religion. The beautiful work of Humberto Ramos unfolds a story of religion, atheism, murder, and mystery, as told by Paul Jenkins. Fans of BBC’s Sherlock and Luther will not want to miss this tale of corruption through the eyes of an outsider.
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Sons of Anarchy Vol. 2
Jesus Hervas, Damian Couceiro, Ed Brisson
FRONTLIST
January 27, 2015
Grades 10 And Up
$14.99 USD
128 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
Series: Sons of Anarchy
9781608864782, 1608864782

Summary: The town of Charming is more dangerous than ever.. In this new story arc set after the events of season three, Gemma and Tara must keep the peace on the homefront as Jax, Clay, and the others serve their time in prison. With bridges getting burned every day, the Sons of Anarchy work hard to get as many allies as they can before time runs out. There’s a power vacuum left all along the West Coast and the Sons of Anarchy are determined to make sure the right crew fills it with whatever force necessary, and deadly force is always on the table… This volume collects issues #7-10 by new series writer Ed Brisson (The Field, Sheltered).
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Clive Barker’s Next Testament Vol. 2
Clive Barker, Mark Miller, Haemi Jang
FRONTLIST
February 11, 2015
Grades 10 And Up
$14.99 USD
128 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781608864898, 1608864898

Summary: God has returned to the world in a manner that only horror master Clive Barker could imagine. His name is Wick and he is the God of Colors, the god of the Old Testament, and he is displeased with humanity. Wick’s flock continues to grow, but this brings him no pleasure – what he asks of Julian next may bring his closest disciple to the breaking point. Meanwhile, Tristan & Elspeth meet a pastor who knows plenty about both of them…and Julian. Meanwhile, Julian is forced to make a very public display of loyalty to Wick, as their flock meets resistance from an unexpected source, and Wick’s jealousy leads to a show of force unlike any of his previous acts…
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Dead Letters Vol. 2
Christopher Sebela, Chris Visions
FRONTLIST
February 11, 2015
Grades 10 And Up
$14.99 USD
128 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery
Series: Dead Letters
9781608864911, 160886491X

Summary: Sam Whistler can’t remember who he is, what he’s done, or why he is Here. What he’s been told is that Here is the place between Heaven and Hell…and that he’s been recruited by God to set things right Here. Sam’s second case begins “Here”: As the freshly spawned gang war between Ma and Jones rages across the supernatural metropolis, Sam is enlisted by the new powers-that-be to infiltrate the amorphous Boroughs of the city in search of a terrorist cell planning to wreak havoc on the fabric of Here itself. Collects issues #4-8 of the supernatural crime series, Dead Letters.
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The Returning
Jason Starr, Andrea Mutti
FRONTLIST
February 11, 2015
Grades 8 And Up
$14.99 USD
112 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781608864935, 1608864936

Summary: It’s the near future, and some people who have had Near-Death Experiences have come back “changed.” They exhibit extreme behavioral changes, becoming increasingly paranoid and violent, and no one knows why. People who have had NDE’s fall immediately under suspicion, and in some cases, are murdered by justice-seeking vigilantes. It is in this world where Beth, a quiet high school student with a bright future, will learn just how quickly friends and family will turn on her when she has the bad luck of surviving the worst night of her life… Award-winning novelist Jason Starr (Wolverine Max, The Chill) and artist Andrea Mutti (Conan, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) deliver a gripping but deeply human drama set in an uncertain world. Collects the complete story from The Returning #1-#4.
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Suicide Risk Vol. 4
Mike Carey, Elena Casagrande
FRONTLIST
February 17, 2015
Grades 8 And Up
$14.99 USD
128 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
Series: Suicide Risk
9781608864614, 1608864618

Summary: Mike Carey’s gripping deconstruction of the superhero genre heats up in this latest volume!With an entire country in their grasp, the super-villain team NIGHTMARE SCENARIO has forced the world’s leaders to come to the table for negotiations. But Just-A-Feeling’s namesake warns of an even greater, bloodier calamity, and every life Leo has managed to save helping Nightmare Scenario against his will, is suddenly at risk…
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Evil Empire Vol. 1
Max Bemis, Ransom Getty
FRONTLIST
March 11, 2015
Grades 10 And Up
$14.99 USD
128 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781608864942, 1608864944

Summary: We’re often introduced to totalitarian establishments with pundits already fully in power and it’s up to our hero to bring back order and peace. EVIL EMPIRE explores how unfolds in a real-world setting. How close to the precipice are we right now in the world we live in? Would we let it happen? More specific to this tale: Would we secretly WANT it to happen? Politically charged rapper Reese decries injustice. As she sneers at election year advertisements, the star of the ad, Sam Duggins, makes a surprise appearance backstage. The aspiring politician seeks to tap into the energy of Reese’s fanbase by befriending her and, presumably, winning her endorsement. Then one action tears the country apart in a debate over the meaning of right and wrong, and Reese is not about to stand by as the American people support the rantings of a mad man. But how far will people go to take a stand in what they believe in? Say Anything frontman and Polarity creator Max Bemis’ gripping story explores the world watching modern society gradually evolve (or is it devolve?) into an evil empire.
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Loki: Ragnarok and Roll
Eric M Esquivel, Jerry Gaylord
FRONTLIST
October 13, 2015
Grades 8 And Up
$14.99 USD
128 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels
9781608864904, 1608864901

Summary: The Norse god Loki has been exiled to Earth and becomes the world’s biggest rock star and gains a legion of devout worshippers! It’s a new experience for Loki. He likes it. The other gods? They don’t like it so much, as Loki soon learns… in the original series from Eric M. Esquivel (FREELANCERS) and Jerry Gaylord (FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES). Collects entire 4 issue comic series.
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The Woods Vol. 2
James Tynion, IV, Michael Dialynas
FRONTLIST
March 11, 2015
Grades 9 And Up
$14.99 USD
112 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781608864959, 1608864952

Summary: On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine. Catch a glimpse of Bay Point Preparatory High School before the fateful events of October 16, 2013 in this new story arc. On opening night of the school’s rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the lives of the students and faculty crossed paths in an almost premonitory way, seeding the various horrors to come. Collects The Woods #5-8.
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RUSH’s Clockwork Angels: The Graphic Novel
Neil Peart, Kevin J. Anderson, Nick Robles
FRONTLIST
April 7, 2015
Grades 8 And Up
$19.99 USD
144 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781608863686, 1608863689

Summary: Owen Hardy, like all the people of Albion, has lived his whole life under the rule of The Watchmaker. His entire life has been planned down to the exact second. But what happens when a young boy decides that things should not always goes as planned? Rush’s CLOCKWORK ANGELS is a testament to the band’s creative versatility—it has been successful as a concept album, novel, and international tour. Now, Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart and New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson are bringing the story of CLOCKWORK ANGELS to comics, where newcomer artist Nick Robles will bring the journey of Owen Hardy to visual life! Die-hard Rush fans have longed for Peart’s narrative songwriting to be adapted into comic book form for decades, but fans of steampunk fantasy will enjoy journeying into the world of Albion thanks to Anderson’s skilled storytelling. Collects the complete story originally published in CLOCKWORK ANGELS #1-#6.
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The Last Broadcast
Andre Sirangelo, Gabriel Iumazark
FRONTLIST
October 13, 2015
Grades 9 And Up
$29.99 USD
200 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery
9781608866939, 1608866939

Summary: Always trespass. A group of urban explorers in San Francisco discovers a secret bunker belonging to the long-vanished 1930s stage magician Blackhall the Incredible at the same time as young, out-of-work magician Ivan receives a mysterious package that points him toward a possible conspiracy involving Blackhall’s death in 1934. Both groups dive into the mystery, not yet realizing that it’s about the change their lives forever. The cunning, daredevil urbEx members of Backbone will win you over as the ragtag, Ocean’s Eleven-style crew of the sewers and abandoned warehouses. Iumazark’s Brazilian/Japanese-fusion indie art style brings edgy energy to every dark corner. And fans of THIEF OF THIEVES and the film NOW YOU SEE ME will find comparisons to entice them. Collects the entire series originally published as THE LAST BROADCAST #1-#7.
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Translucid
Claudio Sanchez, CHONDRA ECHERT, Daniel Bayliss
FRONTLIST
April 8, 2015
Grades 9 And Up
$19.99 USD
160 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781608864973, 1608864979

Summary: The Horse has been the arch-enemy of The Navigator for years. But The Horse feels The Navigator’s moral compass slipping, and even a villain can’t let that happen. The Horse decides to get a closer look into The Navigator’s past that he’s buried deep in his subconscious and find out what drives a person to make the right choice, and what propels someone to make a selfish one. Created and written by Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudia Sanchez (Amory Wars) and Chondra Echert (Key of Z) with stunning neon art from newcomer Daniel Bayliss, this volume collects the complete story originally released in TRANSLUCID #1-#6.
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Dark Crystal : Creation Myths Volume 3
Jim Henson
FRONTLIST
April 14, 2015, Ship Date: April 14, 2015
$??.?? USD
96 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
9781608864355, 1608864359
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39. Alan Moore has finished first draft of 1 million+ word novel, ‘Jerusalem’

alan moore Alan Moore has finished first draft of 1 million+ word novel, Jerusalem

According to the FB post from his daughter, Leah, Alan Moore has finished the first draft of his long gestating novel. Jerusalem, which he’s been talking about for years and years. It’s billed as the history of a small patch of Moore’ native Northhampton, with characters coming and going from history, as he told the New Statesman:

That we have our lives over and over and over again an infinite number of times and, each time, we are having exactly the same thoughts, saying exactly the same things, doing exactly the same things as we were doing and saying the first time. If it’s even meaningful to talk of a first time.

I thought I’d thought of this idea myself because I was a genius . . . It turns out that the Pythagoreans had some sort of version of a great recurrence. They were basing it upon the idea that when this universe ends, because time is infinite, then there are bound to be other universes and, since those universes are finite, there will eventually be another universe exactly like this one, which I don’t really think holds up scientifically.

Whereas this idea of the dimensionality of our existence, it does hold up. I can’t see a way around it that doesn’t involve completely contradicting one of the main conceptual lynchpins of modern physics and, halfway throughJerusalem, I came across this beautiful quote from Albert Einstein that completely summed up everything that I was trying to say but very eloquently and at a lot shorter length than three quarters of a million words.

As described, the book sounds a lit like Bryan Talbot’s Alice in Sunderland Alan Moore has finished first draft of 1 million+ word novel, Jerusalem, which also took a kaleidoscopic look at a British home town, and also Richard Maguire’s Here, a comic which similarly looks at a single location through time. It also recalls the themes of the great abandoned Moore opus, Big Numbers, which remains his only attempt at a story set among vaguely normal humans, although fractal theory was set to upset that apple cart.

Some more dispatches from the past:

In 2013 he told the Guardian:
“I am currently on the last official chapter, which I am doing somewhat in the style of Dos Passos. It should be finished by the end of the year or close to it. I don’t know if anyone else will like it at all,” he muses. I say that I can’t wait, and that it strikes me that the style he and the likes of Iain Sinclair and Michael Moorcock pioneered has become central to literary culture. He sighs, shaking the walls: “Oh God, have we? Oh no, we’re the mainstream!”

And he told The Beat:

I’ve done a chapter that’s like a mid-sixties New Wave, New Worlds Michael Moorcock-era science fiction story. There’s one that’s like a piece of noir fiction. It’s all these different styles, so I was getting to chapter 33, I know what I’m going to be doing in chapter 34 and chapter 35, but chapter 33, I thought, how shall I handle this? And I was thinking of all these different ways that I could do it, and none of them really worked. People were suggesting things – they were saying ‘well, could you do it in an epistolatory form?’, you know, as letters. I was saying, nah, that for one thing this third book is all in the present tense, and it wouldn’t really work with the plot that I’ve got for this chapter, and then finally, when I was talking to Steve, I said – when I first thought about this chapter, and was wondering what kind of approach to take to it, the first thing that I thought, and immediately dismissed, was I could do it in verse. And I said, I think the reason I said that I immediately dismissed is because it would far too fucking difficult.

Jerusalem does not yet have a publisher; despite its length given Moore’s stature as a literary figure I imagine it would still fetch an advance, should Moore desire it. Or maybe Top Shelf/Knockabout can have another go at it.

Now, how many years do you think it will take to give the first draft a run through?

No matter how long it takes. Jerusalem will be an event when it finally appears.

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40. Huzzah! DC Announces Darwyn Cooke variant cover month for December!

DC’s Variant month themes this year have ranged from the intriguing—Steampunk—to the inevitable—BOmbshells—to the eye-rilling —selfies— but’s they’ve finally come up with an idea that should be hailed coast to coast: a month of Variant covers by the great Darwyn Cooke, whose design and conceptual skills are second to none. Kate Willaert come back! Set the “Has DC Done Something Smart Today?” Clock to 0!

The covers, as revealed at CBR, will be landscape. While the whole list of issues with variants can be read below, here’s what we have so far (Check back for updates.)

 

IF only all superhero comics looked this confident and likable. Our favess? Batman becuase it’s so damned cool and SUpergirl because Streaky and Krypto.

Action Comics 34 Darwyn Cooke Variant Huzzah! DC Announces Darwyn Cooke variant cover month for December!

 

Action Comics #34

Grayson 5 Darwyn Cooke Variant Huzzah! DC Announces Darwyn Cooke variant cover month for December!

Grayson #5

Justice League United 7 Darwyn Cooke Variant Huzzah! DC Announces Darwyn Cooke variant cover month for December!

Justice League United #37

Supergirl 37 Darwyn Cooke Variant Huzzah! DC Announces Darwyn Cooke variant cover month for December!

Supergirl #37

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“Batman & Robin” #37

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41. Is Matter Eater Lad coming to the movies? WB is rumored to be developing a Legion Of Superheroes movie

 

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A report at Latino Review suggests that the Legion of Superheroes, DC’s long running cult comics about a futuristic group of space faring 31st century teenagers, created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, is being developed for a film at Warner Brothers:

According to sources, Warners is quietly sending out the DC comic book Legion Of Superheroes to screenwriters & their reps for takes. For non-industry folks, what that means is that screenwriters check out the comic book and come up for a movie idea involving the characters from that comic. Those writers then go to the studio to pitch their idea. The studio then hires the screenwriter they feel has the best idea or take for the film.

Is Legion Of Superheroes part of the unannounced nine upcoming DC films Warners is planning? Not sure. With Guardians Of The Galaxy officially making more money domestically than Man Of Steel it’s probably under strong consideration. Post Guardians Of The Galaxy, studios are hot for space properties. Disney not only has Guardians Of The Galaxy, but the rumored Inhumans under the Marvel banner. Let’s also not forget the upcoming Star Wars films. Fox got Avatar  sequels in the pipeline and Paramount got the upcoming Interstellar.

Given the success of the quirky Guardians film, it’s clear that any comics property, no matter how obscure, can find success if its handled correctly.

Latino Review stresses that this is just preliminary—pitches are being taken.

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The Legion would definitely fit into the post-Guardians space-film race, but in many ways it’s classic DC—a continuity-heavy series that has a smallish but rabid following, and a huge cast of character who are sometimes oddballs. While the story mentions Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl as possible characters, there’s also, in addition to the great Matter Eater Lad, Colossal Boy, Duo Damsel and Phantom Girl. Modern takes on the characters have dropped the “lass and lad” titles. And of course Superboy took time out from his busy adolescence to go forward in time to the 31st century and lead the team.

Confession: I never got the Legion. Never. But even I can see how this could be a charming and exciting film.

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42. Top Shelf’s $3 sale is on—and this time it’s digital

Top Shelf 2014 three dollar sale PICTURE Top Shelfs $3 sale is on—and this time its digitalTop Shelf has an annual sale whereby you can acquire some of the greatest comics of alllll tiiiiimes for just $3. The list of sale items is right here. Some 125 titles are marked down, some to just $1! And perennials like League of Extraordinary Gentleman volumes are marked down. It’s time to jump in if you haven’t!

In addition for the first time, Top Shelf is doing digital add-ons—for a buck or two more you can get a digital copy of the books. And Top Shelf takes Paypal as well as major credit cards.

This sale is an incredibly important part of Top Shelf’s fiscal year as proceeds from the sale are used to “kickstart” next year’s books. So dig in — the sale runs until September 26th.. and here are some sample titles:

Slashed prices on brand-new releases and beloved perennials!
– Slashed Prices: League
Century HC, Nemo: Roses of Berlin / Heart of Ice, and more!
– Slashed Prices: March, MLK & the Montgomery Story, A Matter of Life, and more!
– Slashed Prices: Pinocchio Vampire Slayer, Alone Forever, We Can Fix It, and more!
– Slashed Prices: Blankets, From Hell, Lost Girls, God is Disappointed in You, and more!
– Slashed Prices: Essex County, Infinite Kung Fu, Swallow Me Whole, Super Spy, and more!
– Slashed Prices: Lost Dogs, Crater XV, Heck, Alec, Night Animals, and more!
– Slashed Prices: Maddy Kettle, Monster on the Hill, Korgi, Johnny Boo, and more!

Acclaimed graphic novels from world-class talents for $3!
– $3 Titles: The Underwater Welder, League Century 1910/1969/2009, and more!
– $3 Titles: Will You Still Love Me?, The Ticking, Gingerbread Girl, and more!
– $3 Titles: Ax, Voice of the Fire, Unearthing, Hey Mister, The Surrogates, and more!
– $3 Titles: Liar’s Kiss, Lucille, The Lovely
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– $3 Titles: BB Wolf & The 3 LP’s, Three Fingers, The Troll King, and more!
– $3 Titles: Owly, Upside Down, Pirate Penguin, Incredible Change-Bots, and more!

Discover a new favorite with these great $1 books!
– $1 Titles: From Hell Companion, Stuff about Sex, Pistolwhip, Mephisto, and more!
– $1 Titles: Tales of Woodsman Pete, The Playwright, Sulk (Vols 1/2/3), and more!
– $1 Titles: Van Helsing’s Night Off, Lone Racer, Regards from Serbia, and more!
– $1 Titles: SuperF*ckers #1-#4, The Surrogates #1-#5, Dang!, and more!
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43. Salt Lake Comic Con releases more information on attendance

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Following yesterday’s post on Salt Lake Comic Con’s attendance this weekend—widely reported as somewhere between 120,000-130,000—in which I examined some doubts about this number that have been expressed to me, I received a press release on the numbers, and some clarification from Bryan Brandenberg, Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of the show. He told me, “We feel real good about our numbers. The capacity for the Salt Palace is 150,000 not 82,000. We not only were in the Convention Center, but our film festival was at the Gateway two blocks away and our gaming tournaments were offsite as well. Besides ticket sales, we gave away over 15,000 tickets to schools, military, first responders and charities and we counted free kids.” He also denied that tickets that were handed out as giveaways were included in the attendance numbers.

There were wide reports of long lines and big crowds, so obviously, a lot of people went to this show. Brandenberg sent along pictures which show the crowds, and they are definitely dense. It’s way too crowded for my taste, but there is obviously enthusiasm for this kind of event. On the show’s FB page there’s quite a bit of arguing over the lines and the waits and what not, but it is worth remembering that big pop culture shows are popular and you are probably going to have to wait in line.

As I mentioned before, I wasn’t at the show, so I can’t guess at the attendance. The numbers being reported are really incredible for a show this new and a market this size; as a veteran of many comic cons and many comic con reports, I’ll continue to investigate numbers, especially ones this newsworthy.

Clearly, this show is a success in a market that is avid for this kind of event. Crowd management needs to be a priority for any show runner, though, and lots of events are having growing pains as interest outstrips the infrastructure to deal with it.

Here are more pictures from the show and the PR:

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Salt Lake Comic Con SOLD OUT by noon on Saturday, September 6, 2014 and shattered its previous attendance record with more than 120,000 attendees, which included over 15,000 tickets given away to charities, military personnel, first responders and sponsored schools.

VIP passes and vendor booths sold out weeks before the start of Salt Lake Comic Con. On opening day, more than 60,000 fans showed up to register and on the final day, Saturday, September 6, 2014, there were more than 90,000 fans attending the convention at the Salt Palace, Gateway film festival events and gaming tournaments at the nearby hotels.

“The response we got from fans was tremendous,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer. “I’ve said it before and I mean it, we have the greatest fans in the world. Our fans’ overwhelming support allowed us to give back over 15,000 tickets into the community, and for that, we are extremely proud. CW’s Arrow star Stephen Amell posted on his Facebook page on Saturday saying, ‘I don’t know if there are enough superlatives in my vocabulary to describe the people of Salt Lake City. What a fantastic collection of friends I got to meet today.’ Word is spreading amongst the celebrities about how great our fans are and it’s making Salt Lake Comic Con a ‘can’t miss show’ for celebrities. ”

Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 included more than 42 film and TV guests including Leonard Nimoy, Stan Lee, Jason David Frank, Alan Tudyk, Simon Helberg, Bruce Campbell, Stephen Amell, John Barrowman, Cary Elwes, Eliza Dushku, Jon Heder, Barbara, Eden, Manu Bennett, Danny Glover, Hulk Hogan, Charisma Carpenter, Erin Gray, Giancarlo Esposito and Patrick Warburton. In addition to celebrity guests, Salt Lake Comic Con also included more than 300 hours of panels and more than 400 vendors. It has taken Salt Lake Comic Con less than one year to become the third largest comic con in the United States.

“We want to thank our fans for helping us build Salt Lake Comic Con into one of the premier comic con’s in the country in just one year,” said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. “During his panel, Stan Lee, the King of comicbooks, called Salt Lake Comic Con ‘the greatest comic con in the world’. We know we owe that all to our fans and are committed to continuing to build upon this success to give our fans the best show possible moving forward. This year we had over 120,000 people attend our convention over three days. It’s important to have this kind of attendance to attract the high caliber guests that we want to bring for future events. Success breeds more success. ”

Salt Lake Comic Con returns to the Salt Palace Convention Center in September 2015. For more information on Salt Lake Comic Con including future event announcements, celebrity guest appearances, cosplay workshops and holiday discounts and various ticket specials visit the Salt Lake Comic Con website at http://saltlakecomiccon.com/.

OH yeah, one more thing, SLCC definitely leads the pack when it comes to glamourously smooth photos of attending nerdlebrities!

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44. Only two comics over 100K in August, but overall numbers creep up

Batman #34ICv2 has released its August sales analysis and only two comics were over 100K, Batman and Amazing Spider-Man, as they should be. I’m quoting this graph but not sure there shouldn’t be a “not” after did:

But individually, comics did fare all that well.  August had two titles over 100K, down from July, which had three, and from August of 2013, which had four.  In the Top 25, only three comic series posted gains, while 21 showed declines, and there was one #1 issue.  Rocket Raccoon, which blasted into the stratosphere of sales with a total just shy of 300K in July (aided by over 100K copies sold via Loot Crate), returned to Earth with a thump as issue #2 sold 56, 597 copies, good enough to rank at #17 in August, but a long way from 293K.  However, most of the other drops in circulation were very small with most titles remaining just about steady.  DC Comics’ weekly series Batman Eternal continuing to suffer steady declines with the bestselling August issue of the comic down over 8% from the top July volume of the weekly.

BUT, overall numbers are still okay:

After a strong July put 2014 sales figures in the black (see “Strong July Sales Turn Year Positive”) year-over-year dollar sales of comics and graphic novels were up again in August with comics up 7.3% and graphic novels growing by 8.31%, a performance that yielded a year-to-date growth of 2.41% for comics and a 3.81% gain for graphic novels according to figures released today by Diamond Comic Distributors.

Rocket Raccoon fell to 56,000+, down from 300,000, but it’s still at #17 overall and for a Rocket Raccoon comic that’s still an eye opening number.

The rest of the numbers.
Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual–August 2014
Top 300 Comics Actual–August 2014

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45. Tim Beyers launches pop culture site The Full Bleed

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We here at The Beat have long been a fan of Tim Beyer’s analysis of comics and comics-based entertainment trends at The Motley Fool and he’s just launched his own site to expand on that called The Full Bleed:

Why have a blog covering the business when I’m already writing about comics and pop culture elsewhere? Simple. There are times when I want to offer more than an analyst’s perspective. Sometimes, I just want to be a fan. The Full Bleed lets me do that.

Here, I’ll be going between the panels to offer insights on news and rumors about TV shows, films, and most of all, comics. (I’ve been reading and collecting comics since the late ’70s.)

Given Beyer’s data-driven take on the business of pop culture this should be bookmarked! (Disclosure, he calls out this site as well, so consider this full on logrolling. BUt if you like The Beat you’ll probably like The Full Bleed.)

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46. Last Call: All messages go better with Star Trek “Capt. Kirk vs. the internet”

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Tom Tomorrow has done it again with a classic Trek-theme cartoon.

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47. Image joins “Artists Edition” ranks with Walking Dead’s All Out War

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Artist’s Editions are a recent addition to the comics shelf, starting with IDW’s over sized Artist Edition series, and continuing on with giant tomes from Dynamite and Dark Horse. Put them all together and you can build a little house! IDW pioneered the form with books that reproduced art original size, with pencil marks and flaws intact. They’re as spectacular as they are heavy.

And now IMage is joining the fray with THE WALKING DEAD: ALL OUT WAR ARTIST PROOF EDITION. This will be thick—248 pages—but not oversized, as far as we can tell from the PR. The book—priced at $34.99—will reproduced Charlie Adlard’s pencils from the violent, defining storyline of the comic. The book will be out on October 1…just in time for the new season! And here’s a wee preview of the pages before inker Stefano Gaudiano gets hold of them:

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In October, fans of Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD will see the New York Times best-selling comic as never before with the publication of THE WALKING DEAD: ALL OUT WAR ARTIST PROOF EDITION. In this 248-page hardcover from Image Comics/Skybound, artist Charlie Adlard’s raw pencils for the twelve-issue arc are reproduced, uninked and unaltered from how they appear on his artboard.

The ALL OUT WAR story arc marks a major turning point in THE WALKING DEAD, as Rick Grimes unites several communities to fight the villainous Negan and his “Saviors,” while around them the dead continue to roam. The future of the Survivors, Hilltop, and Kingdom communities depends precariously on Negan’s right-hand man, who has turned against him — and not everyone is going to see it through the war alive.

“I’ve always enjoyed books that show the ‘process,’ and All Out War certainly does that,” said Adlard. “Presenting the pencils as they are is an interesting thing, because they were done to show an inker what to do. So, at times, they are rough, fudged, incorrect…etc, but hopefully still provide an insight as to what goes into making a comic book.”

Adlard has penciled and inked more than one hundred issues of THE WALKING DEAD. Inker Stefano Gaudiano was brought onto the art team (which includes toner Cliff Rathburn and letterer Rus Wooten) at the start of the ALL OUT WAR story arc. 
“And just sometimes it’s nice not to have a finished thing,” continued Adlard. “To be able to see the little bits of ‘magic’ occurring in the happy accidents of random pencil marks, which were never intended for anyone other than Stefano to see, where I wasn’t caring that it would be seen by a wider audience, makes it all a little bit bolder.”

ALL OUT WAR has never before been collected in a single volume, and this edition presents the monumental story in a whole new way. THE WALKING DEAD: ALL OUT WAR ARTIST PROOF EDITION will be in comic book stores on October 1 and in bookstores on October 8. It is available for pre-order now.

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48. Brooklyn Book Festival has huge lineup of comics events

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Just as soon as you recover from SPX, you’ll be drinking in the comcis events at the Brooklyn Book Festival, the annual literary love-in which will be held Sunday, September 21st this year. Not only is there a full slate of comics panels, with Brandon Graham, John Porcellino, MariNaomi, Mike Dawson and MANY MORE, but there will be a signings, a screening and parties galore. You can check out the totally excellent (I will steal their theme) Tumblr jsut for BBF comics and graphic novels, but here is the whole schedule for posterity:


Panels and Events

FESTIVAL EVENTS ON 9/21/2014 

Locations surrounding Borough Hall Plaza, see more atwww.brooklynbookfestival.org

BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY (128 Pierrepont St.)

10:00 A.M. Single Facing City: Coming of Age Comics. New graphic narratives by popular comics creators Mike Dawson (Angie Bongiolatti),Michael Cho (Shoplifter), and MariNaomi (Dragon’s Breath) follow the lives of very different young women, all striving for their place, identity, and their own way to change the world—some fictional, some confessional, all unforgettable. Moderated by Nicole Rudick, The Paris Review. Featuring screen projection.

12:00 P.M. What Does the Future Have Against Us? Dystopian Adventure Comics: Alternative reality stories from genre-bending, cult comics superstarsBrandon Graham (Multiple Warheads), Farel Dalrymple (The Wrenchies) andAmy Reeder (Rocket Girl). Discover the amazing worlds of these ongoing series and epic graphic novels. Moderated by Calvin Reid, Publishers Weekly Comics World.  Featuring screen projection.

1:00 P.M. Sex, Drugs, Dysfunctional Families—Plus Witches! Hilarious stories from the alt-comics universe, from leading-edge indie artists you love to read online (or to find as beloved mini comics passed creator-to-fan): Julia Wertz (Museum of Mistakes), Simon Hanselmann (MegaHex), coming from Australia, and Jennifer Cruté (Jennifer’s Journal). Moderated by Jonathan W. Gray. Featuring screen projection.

2:00 P.M. Losing and Finding Yourself: Comics of Heartbreak and Healing.Three award-winning artists offer their stories of traveling the world, through illness, anxiety, love, family, loss, and survival. Gabrielle Bell (Truth is Fragmentary), Mana Neyestani (An Iranian Metamorphosis) John Porcellino (Hospital Suite), and Anya Ulinich (Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel). Moderated byBill Kartalopoulos, ed., Best American Comics.Featuring screen projection.

3:00 P.M. Great Debates: Comic Books on Historical Controversy. Who shot JFK? Who was the 5th Beatle? How can a wife forgive her husband, her husband forgive God? From global politics to pop music to personal immigrant stories of the early Lower East Side, these new graphic nonfiction books offer fascinating, carefully researched, beautifully drawn histories of never-settled debates. With Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle), Dan Mishkin (The Warren Commission Report), from the bestselling team that created the 9/11 report graphic novel and Liana Finck (A Bintel Brief). Moderated by Heidi MacDonald, Publishers Weekly, The Beat.Featuring screen projection.

ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE AUDITORIUM (180 Remsen St.)

11:00 A.M. The Hilarity of Death and Deadlines: New Yorker luminaries Roz Chast, whose heart-wrenching memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? has garnered critical success, talks with Robert Mankoff (How About Never?) who shares his life as an editor and artist. How do comics take on taboo subjects to leave you laughing and crying (often at the same time)? Moderated by Hillary Chute (Out of the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists). Featuring screen projection.

3:00 P.M. Virtuosos: Comics Creators that Defy Classification. Award-winning artists Charles Burns (Sugar Skull), Eleanor Davis (How to be Happy) and Paul Pope (Battling Boy) are some of the most exciting creators on the scene today, helping to define indie, literary comics while also defying genre classification. Join them as they talk about how they orchestrate their art. Moderated by Lisa Lucas, Guernica Magazine. Featuring screen projection.

4:00 P.M. Jonathan Lethem and Jules Feiffer in Conversation. Jules Feiffer(Kill My Mother), one of the most influential editorial cartoonists of our time, and novelist and essayist Jonathan Lethem (Dissident Gardens) discuss the power of satire, dissent in their work, and the influence of cultural and political collisions. Moderated by Ken Chen, Asian American Writers Workshop.

YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS

YOUTH STOOP, OUTDOORS ON BOROUGH HALL PLAZA

10:00 A.M. Comics Quick Draw: Critically acclaimed syndicated cartoonist Jerry Craft (The Zero Degree Zombie Zone), Eisner Award winner Ursula Vernon (Dragonbreath), and Ben Hatke, author of the American Library Association Notable Children’s Book Zita the Spacegirl square off against each other in a lively drawing contest inspired by suggestions from the audience. Moderated by PW Comics Editor, Calvin Reid.

4:00 P.M. I’ll Make My Own Identity: Liz Prince, author of graphic novel memoir, Tomboy and Susan Kuklin, acclaimed photographer and author of Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out discuss what happens when teens break both boundaries and stereotypes, sharing true stories of perseverance and accepting oneself.  

BOOKEND EVENTS

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

World War 3 Illustrated: Cartoonists presentations and performances.WW3 has been on the cutting edge of comics and graphic novels since 1979 and has illustrated our collective history for 35 years in the pages of the magazine. Through journalism, autobiography and fiction the cartoonists of WW3 have been chronicling the events that have shaped the world. WW3 editors and artists will give a visual history and perform works from the magazine live! Including Peter Kuper, Seth Tobocman, Paula Hewitt Amram,James Romberger and Nicole Schulman.

Location: Brooklyn Public Library Dweck Center (10 Grand Army Plaza)

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Price: Free

Website: www.worldwar3illustrated.org

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Fantagraphic’s Family Tour. Bergen Street Comics is once again the place to be for the best of alternative and indie comics. This stalwart bastion is hosting a party with signings by cartoonists Eleanor Davis (How To Be Happy), Simon Hanselmann (Megahex), Jesse Reklaw (Couch Tag), and special guestsMichael DeForge (Lose #6) and Patrick Kyle (Distance Mover), courtesy of Koyama Press. Party the night away with the best in comics!

Location: Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen St.

Time: 8:00 PM

Price: Free

Website: www.bergenstreetcomics.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

ROOT HOG OR DIE, Documentary Film Screening. The film Root Hog or Diefollows the life of John Porcellino, who has self-published King-Cat Comics and Stories for 25 years. Equal parts Thoreau and Hüsker Dü, his work showcases the moments-between-moments that make up the majority of our lives, but which many fail to notice. Q&A with the artist follows the screening, with a book signing for his new graphic novel, The Hospital Suite.

Location: Spectacle Theater, 124 S. 3rd St.

Time: 8:00 PM

Price: $5

Website: www.spectacletheater.com

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off!Celebrate the Freedom to Read with the city’s greatest graphic novelists at CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off! Join us to wind down another successful Brooklyn Book Festival, and to celebrate the opening of Banned Books Week, which this year celebrates comics and graphic novels!  Mingle with comics creators and learn what you can do in your community to protect the freedom to read! This event is free to CBLDF Members and Brooklyn Book Fest partners.

Location: BRIC, 647 Fulton Street

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM    
Price: Suggested donation $5 – $10

 

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49. Meanwhile, DC is hiring an editor for Vertigo

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While Warner Bros. itself is facing a round of layoffs following the abortive takeover attempt by Rupert Murdoch, DC Comics is hiring a few people for Burbank:
• Editor Burbank, CA
• Creative Associate, Live Action Burbank, CA
• Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs Burbank, CA
• Manager, Franchise Management Burbank, CA

The Editor position is for Vertigo, and requires the following skills:

Editor
DC Entertainment – Burbank, CA
SUMMARY OF POSITION
DC Comics seeks an Editor for the Editorial-Vertigo department. Manages a line of editorial product within the Vertigo imprint.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs full editorial function for a minimum of 4 monthly titles.
Manages the creative process from conception through publication. Ensures that schedules and budgets are met and product quality is at or above Vertigo’s standards. Seeks ways to keep ongoing series fresh and exciting.
Identifies and develops new editorial products for Vertigo.
Identifies potential new talent and maintains relationships with current talent.
Ensures that other DCE staff members have the materials required to maximize service to the product.
Writes solicitation copy for monthly publications
Supervise and develop a junior staff member.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
BA/BS degree in English, Journalism or Communications preferred.
3-5 years editorial experience, comic books/graphic novels preferred.
Ability to manage a creative team.
Knowledge of comic book industry strongly preferred.
Knowledge of art (ability to discuss composition, design, etc…) required.
Copyediting and proofreading skills preferred.
Ability to meet deadlines required.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing required.
Ability for some light travel strongly preferred.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with managers and other levels of personnel.
Must have the ability to pay close attention to details.
Must have the ability to organize.
Must have the ability to work well under time constraints.
Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks.
Must have the ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple project elements simultaneously.
MAC /PC proficiency required.
Domestic travel up to 5%.


While there is expected to be a huge hiring run at DC burbank once the move from New York is finalized early next year, most positions can’t yet be filled. However, Vertigo Executive Editor Shelly Bond has already relocated, moving house right after Comic-Con, so Vertigo appears to be getting a jump on the relocation, especially with mainstay Will Dennis staying back in New York.

As far as the layoffs go, I’d be surprised to see DC lose too many people, as they are already winnowing out many positions due to the move. On the other hand, maybe WB will take this opportunity to cut loose some people and hire for new positions in Burbank. Ugh. Good luck whatever your job status!

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50. Ron Perazza joins Amazon as Creative Director for Amazon Publishing

ron perazza Ron Perazza joins Amazon as Creative Director for Amazon Publishing


Via tweets last night, industry veteran Ron Perazza announced that he’s left Marvel, where he served most recently as Director of Digital Publishing starting last year, and joined Amazon to as Creative Director of all of their digital publishing efforts. Perazza’s multi faceted career includes stints at Fleer, Marvel, DC (where he ran creative services and then rose to VP of Online and oversaw the Zuda webcomics launch), Marvel again and now Amazon. Perazza has relocated to Seattle for the position.

Amazon’s publishing includes a multitude of imprints, which cover mystery, SF, self-help, teens, and comics, under the Jet City Imprint, which has thus far concentrated on adaptations and extensions of best selling authors like Hugh Howey, George RR Martin and Neal Stephenson. Of course, one would expect Perazza to leave his mark on this area, but he has a wide portfolio where his expertise with digital formats and distribution will doubtless come in handy.

And we haven’t even mentioned Comixology, which comes is still in the process of adapting to Amazon’s systems.

All of this reminds me, what ever happened to Amazon’s licensed fanfic program, Kindle Worlds? Valiant signed up for this, but other comics publishers haven’t raced to allow approved fan fiction through the program, despite the obvious mountain of material.

While Amazon’s battle with Hachette and other publishers over pricing show no sign of being solved anytime soon, original publishing is also an important part of their product mix. Obviously, Perazza is going to be a busy guy. Congrats!

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