Wednesday, 23 April 2014

SOMETHING NEW

NEW COMICS
IN STORE 
24 APRIL 2014


It's that time again - Marvel's about to unveil it's spectacular summer crossover event, and it looks really good. No, seriously. The prequel to the murder-mystery ORIGINAL SIN arrives this week, and though Marvel likes to promise universal upheaval in every event, from what I've seen of the previews and storyline I think this time they definitely mean it. After all, who doesn't enjoy a good whodunnit? Add in the fact Captain America finds out about his mind being wiped by the Illuminati (oh no!), the Young Avengers return (hurray!),  and many more ~secrets are revealed~ and it all sounds quite exciting. I can't wait! But don't worry DC fans, you're not left out this week, because it's also the premiere of JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED, by Animal Man writer and fan favourite Jeff Lemire and featuring a new Canadian team. 
Also in store this week: a special 100th issue celebration for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, one of my favourite all ages comics returns in HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME, the 'First Contact' crossover continues in BATMAN SUPERMAN, and deadly assasin ELEKTRA gets her own new series!



BOOM
BRAVEST WARRIORS #19

HEROBEAR AND KID SAVING TIME #1 (OF 5)

 
 WHY WE LOVE IT: Tyler and Herobear are back in an all-new original adventure! We've
been waiting to see these two back in action and we're looking forward to see what
shenanigans these two get up to in SAVING TIME, the first new Herobear series in many
years.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Whether you're already a fan of this dynamic duo, or new to
HEROBEAR AND THE KID, nobody does the magic of childhood like Mike Kunkel.
 
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Henry, the family's magical butler, is missing!! It's up to Tyler and
Herobear to figure out what happened to their friend...only they might learn a lot more
about Henry than they initially thought...and be forced to get help from an unsuspected
source.
 MIDAS FLESH #5 (OF 8)
PEANUTS VOL 2 #17

DARK HORSE
BTVS SEASON 10 #2 
The Scoobies are back-including li'l Giles! Revelations about a new kind of vampire menace and the blank Vampyr book have only just begun. Everyone has a job to do, and for Buffy, it's treading the road of past relationships! Lucky girl . . . 
CONAN THE AVENGER #1
ELTINGVILLE CLUB #1 (OF 2)
After twenty years, three Eisner Awards, and a smattering of hate mail, the Eltingville Comic Book, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Role-Playing Club is finally breaking up. When Bill's dream job in a comic shop turns into a nightmare for the club, more than bridges and membership cards are burned in a fiery, fan-tastic finale!
HALO ESCALATION #5
MASS EFFECT FOUNDATION #10
MASSIVE #22
MIND MGMT #21
STAR WARS LEGACY II #14
TOMB RAIDER #3
Lara Croft is on the hunt for the strange force that is terrorizing the survivors of the Endurance crew! As ancient mythological creatures appear to wreak havoc on Lara, so too do the ghosts of her past!  
WITCHER #2 (OF 5)

DC
ALL STAR WESTERN #30
AQUAMAN #30
Centuries ago, he aided Atlantis in a time of great need and suffered great betrayal for his efforts. Now he's back - but is he bent on revenge, or has he been consumed by madness? Don't miss The New 52 introduction of...Hercules! Good luck, Aquaman! 
BATMAN ETERNAL #3
BATMAN SUPERMAN #9
 "First Contact" continues from last month's explosive WORLD'S FINEST #20 as Batman, Superman, Huntress and Power Girl battle a massive new threat to the DC Universe! As Kaizan Gamorra unleashes the means to take down Superman, an unbelievable discovery is made that will have major repercussions in 2014!
CATWOMAN #30
DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #5
FLASH #30
An all-new creative team makes its debut to show the deadly consequences of The Flash's speed powers. During the traumatic events of FOREVER EVIL, Central City suffered the worst that the Crime Syndicate could dish out. Now The Flash has returned to make things right, but there are limits to what even the Fastest Man Alive can do! 
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #30 (EVIL)
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #0 (EVIL)
 Top comics writer Jeff Lemire teams with superstar artist Mike McKone for the all-new monthly series JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED, starring the new team of powerful heroes Earth calls Justice League Canada!
In the aftermath of FOREVER EVIL, Adam Strange is caught up in an adventure across the far reaches of the cosmos that will unite an unexpected team of heroes including Supergirl, Hawkman, Green Arrow, Stargirl, Martian Manhunter and Animal Man - but if they're on the team, who exactly is Canadian? Plus: Don't miss the debut of a new Canadian hero who will have a huge effect on the group!

LARFLEEZE #10
LAZARUS #8
RED LANTERNS #30
SECRET ORIGINS #1
At last, the SECRET ORIGINS of the World's Greatest Heroes in The New 52 can be revealed! This new series gets off to an awesome start with the origins of The Last Son of Krypton and Kara Zor-El, Supergirl, plus the first Robin, Dick Grayson. 
SUPERMAN #30 (DOOMED)
TEEN TITANS #30 
In the wake of FOREVER EVIL, The Titans return to learn that Harvest has grown more powerful in their absence! And with the body of Jon Lane Kent gone from its chamber, Harvest is marshaling all the resources of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. to get it back! All this and the return of Bunker and Beast Boy! 
TEEN TITANS GO #3

DYNAMITE
ASH AND THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #6
GAME OF THRONES #20 
Battle is joined at the Trident, with Tyrion Lannister in the vanguard-placed there by a father determined to rid himself of an embarrassment. But the fortunes of war are not so easily manipulated, as Lord Tywin is about to learn, to his great regret . . . and even greater rage. For in a brilliant tactical move, the host of young Robb Stark has descended upon the army of Jaime Lannister outside the besieged gates of Riverrun, and has won a great victory . . . and a prize that might end the war before it has fairly begun.  
LADY RAWHIDE #5 (OF 5)
ROBOTECH VOLTRON #3 (OF 5)
SHADOW NOW #6 (OF 6)
SHERLOCK HOLMES MORIARTY LIVES #3 (OF 5)
Driven by a promise to a dying woman and a vow of vengeance, the world's most notorious villain must take on a madman who is a brilliant as he is dangerous.  In deep disguise, Moriarty works his way deeper into the trust of his new enemy, but even as he forms new alliances and plots new treacheries, his own allies begin to move against him.   But when charged with a task too sinister to contemplate, Moriarty must find a way to maintain his cover and pursue his plot.  It's mastermind versus mastermind, as the plot thickens!
 
IDW
 24 #1
 Jack Bauer lives again! Before the Emmy Award-winning drama returns to your television with LIVE ANOTHER DAY, find out what the heroic agent has been up to in the several years following the events of the final season. Re-starting the clock on the high-octane saga are writing sensation Ed Brisson (Secret Avengers) and Eisner Award nominee Michael Gaydos (Alias).
7TH SWORD #1

Daniel Cray is a samurai mercenary, who stumbles upon the legendary city of ZenZion, a mysterious desert outpost under siege from a vicious warlord. The peace-loving citizenry beg Cray to defend them... forcing Cray to reluctantly draw his deadly "Malathane" sword one last time to battle a relentless army of robots and their savage masters. Science Fiction meets Samurai in an epic new adventure from John Raffo (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story).
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #201
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #21
ROGUE TROOPER #3
STAR TREK ONGOING #32
The concluding chapter of "I, Enterprise"! The flagship of the fleet is now a sentient entity with a mind of its own... and it doesn't take kindly to the biological "invaders" inside its hull! How do Kirk, Spock and the rest of the crew fight an enemy upon which their very survival depends? This all-new adventure is overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci! THUNDER AGENTS #7
TMNT ONGOING #33
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #28 DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS
EARTHFALL! The AUTOBOTS return to Earth-with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what brought them back-and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? A bold new era begins here!
 
IMAGE
DEAD BODY ROAD #5 (OF 6)
FIVE GHOSTS #11
FUSE #3 
"THE RUSSIA SHIFT," Part Three
Whoever thought two dead bums could be such a pain in the ass? Now even the Mayor's office is under scrutiny, but even an old Muscovite like Klem Ristovych knows that's a whole new bag of hurt to be poking. And why the hell is Ralph researching terrorist groups?
 
GHOSTED #9
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #20
"FINITE OPPENHEIMERS: FOREVER"
High stakes as the imagined reality of the Mad Oppenheimers finally collides with the Manhattan Projects proper.
 
PROTECTORS INC #6
SAVIORS #4
SHELTERED #8
SHOTGUN WEDDING #4 (OF 4)
SOVEREIGN #2
An emperor lays dead, with no successor named for his vacated throne. Visitors from a distant land discover that there is more in the world than their philosophies know. And three masked outcasts come bearing word of a coming apocalypse...
THIEF OF THIEVES #20
UNDERTOW #3 
Surrounded by bloodthirsty humans, boiling in their landsuits as the sun rises, Redum Anshargal and Ukinnu Alal's team comes face to face with a primordial god. He's never killed a god before, but that doesn't mean Anshargal isn't up for trying.
The dry frontier takes another life as the pulp monster adventure continues!
 WALKING DEAD #126
ZERO #7

INDIE
BLACK FEATHER FALLS BOOK TWO SC 
In Book Two of Ellen Lindner’s murder mystery series, a woolly clue takes our hero­ine and her prickly companion to the remotest part of Scotland – but is it all a wild goose chase? 
BUNKER #3
CROSSED ANNUAL 2014 
Crossed scribe SIMON SPURRIER  teams up with artist RAFAEL ORTIZ to unleash this vile tale of misery and mischief in the all-new over-sized Crossed 2014 Annual!  Ah, the English countryside! Tweeting birds, friendly vicars, crumpets and jam: the peaceful rural idyll. The cow's in the dairy, the dog's in his bed and there's a fat asthmatic kid hiding up the old tower. Also: a mob of Crossed lurking near the duckpond - quaint and friendly sadists who want nothing but to eat your face off and violate your skull - and nobody but the withered old farmer's wife to stop them. Problem is, she's Crossed too. And insane. Can old Wheezy play them all off against each other long enough to escape?
CROSSED BADLANDS #52
DUFFMAN ADVENTURES #1
Get ready to be blown away by the book you never thought you'd see! We asked which character you wanted us to feature in our next One-Shot Wonder and the answer was a resounding, "Duffman!" The masses have spoken! Now the big question is, can Bongo deliver an awesome issue devoted to Springfield's most one-dimensional and underdeveloped character? We've got two words for you: Oh Yeah!  
ETERNAL WARRIOR #8
EVIL EMPIRE #2 
The sands are shifting in America's public consciousness. One action has torn 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?
 
GFT CODE RED #5 (OF 5)
GFT HELSING #1 (OF 4)
 Liesel Van Helsing's life is shaken up when a mysterious package shows up at her door. Inside it is an old journal written by her father, the famed vampire hunter, Abraham Van Helsing. Desperate to find out who sent her the book, she discovers a clue which leads her on a voyage to Europe. What Helsing doesn't know is that her journey is being manipulated by her father's greatest nemesis... Dracula.
GRAVEL COMBAT MAGICIAN #3
HARBINGER #22
LETTER 44 #6
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #259 
UBER #11
VAMPLETS UNDEAD PET SOCIETY #1
The Legend of the Ghost Pony begins here in this terrifyingly sweet installment from Hasbro designer/illustrator of My Little Pony, Gayle Middleton! Ghost Ponies have been the harbingers of the weird for years. Whenever they appear, creatures near have disappeared, never to return. Where do they come from? What is their terrible secret? And what is the Ghost Pony's connection to a vampyre baby named Lily Rose Shadowlyn? Find out in this all new adventure!
 
MARVEL
ALL NEW INVADERS #4
AVENGERS UNDERCOVER #3 ANMN
DAREDEVIL #2 ANMN
Daredevil's in over his head in his new hometown, which isn't at all as he remembers it!
  New threats, new obstacles...and a forgotten Marvel hero steps from the shadows to make him feel MOST unwelcome! 
DEXTER DOWN UNDER #3 (OF 5)
ELEKTRA #1 ANMN
Witness the beautifully violent return of the world's deadliest assassin. A life spent in silent pain has led Elektra to the precipice of despair. As she prepares to shed her past and take her next step, everything you know about her will change! Death is no escape, but she will find her way as a new option opens up that will take Elektra to places no other Marvel character can go.  
FANTASTIC FOUR #3 ANMN
GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT ONE #4 (OF 5)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #14
100th issue ANIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
  45 years in the making! It's finally here!!! The 100th issue of Guardians of the Galaxy! (Okay it's actually the 101st, but we had an X-Men crossover to get through! Sheesh!)
  It's an all-star celebration of the most popular super team of 2014 as cosmic captain Brian Michael Bendis welcomes Nick Bradshaw (WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN) to the team!
  As the GOTG gets ready for new members VENOM and CAPTAIN MARVEL, there are unexpected dangers that promise to tear the team to its core.
  Plus, in this special double sized anniversary issue two special back up stories by former GOTG writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning!
IRON PATRIOT #2 ANMN
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #25 SYU
ORIGINAL SIN #0
IT'S THE PROLOGUE TO THE BIGGEST MARVEL SERIES OF THE SUMMER!
WHO IS THE WATCHER? That's what Nova is wondering after his latest brush with the moon-dwelling enigma he's encountered before! But what he discovers will have a profound effect on the young hero, as well as priming the pump for the most cataclysmic event in Marvel history! WHAT DID HE SEE?
 
POWERS BUREAU #9
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #17
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #12
As THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Returns, flashback to a never before revealed team-up between Doctor Octopus and Peter Parker that sheds new light on their violent relationship. THUNDERBOLTS #25
UNCANNY AVENGERS #19 ANMN
WHAT IF AGE OF ULTRON #4 (OF 5)


Review: The Black Feather Falls

Dave's Quick and Easy Reviews
THE BLACK FEATHER FALLS
By Ellen Lindner

 

The Black Feather Falls is a charming four-part period mystery about a Tina Swift, a young American living in London who decides to abandon her quiet life as a shopkeeper when a murder occurs on her doorstep. In Book One she meets her fellow investigative partner, gets ignored by the police (she'll show those silly misogynists what a woman can do!), and takes the first steps towards uncovering the truth. There's also hints at a wider backstory that suggests Tina's past may somehow be involved in the events of the present.

 

 Lindner's use of a limited colour palette works well here, and paired with her simple, bold lines is striking on the page.  I also appreciated the fine period details in the backgrounds (London looks beautiful), and especially the fashions - the difference in privilege between the two female leads is shown in the way they dress, without having to state it outloud, and of course all the designs are in the fabulous 20s style. 

This is an intriguing story for all ages that would be a great introduction for mystery fans to the world of comics, and anyone who enjoys a bit of historical fun. Book 2 is published 24 April, and I'm certainly looking forward to unravelling more of this delightful little mystery.


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

SOMETHING NEW

NEW GRAPHIC NOVELS
AND TRADE COLLECTIONS
 24 APRIL 2014


We hope everyone had a lovely Bank Holiday, and are ready for more thrilling comics coming your way.  Please be aware that due to the holiday New Comic Day is now Thursday, 24 April. We've also remodeled the upstairs comic floor so hopefully you'll all enjoy the changes! I think it's going to look fabulous. :) 
Books arriving this week: new editions of BOOKS OF MAGIC, DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS, and the surreal fantasy SOMEPLACE STRANGE, a charming documentation of turn of the century Jewish culture in A BINTEL BRIEF, two classic heroes join forces in ROCKETEER SPIRIT: PULP FRICTION, and new collections for SECRET AVENGERS, X-MEN LEGACY and GREEN LANTERN. 
What are you looking forward to reading this week? Talk to us @DavesComics! 

A BINTEL BRIEF LOVE AND LONGING IN OLD NEW YORK GN 

"A Bundle of Letters" was the enormously popular advice column of The Forward, the widely read Yiddish language newspaper begun in 1906 New York. Written by a diverse community of Eastern European Jewish immigrants, these letters spoke to the daily heartbreaks and comedies of their new lives, capturing the hope, isolation, and confusion of assimilation. Drawn from these letters selected and translated by Liana Finck and brought to life in her appealing illustrations A Bintel Brief is a tour of Lower East Side New York. From premarital sex to family politics to struggles with jobs and money, A Bintel Brief is an enlightening look at a segment of America's rich cultural past that offers fresh insights for our own lives as well. 
BOOKS OF MAGIC TP NEW ED 

From Neil Gaiman comes a tale of the dangers and opportunities of youth, reprinted the original four-issue miniseries. Timothy Hunter could be the most powerful magician in the world, but does he really want to be? John Constantine, Phantom Stranger, Mister E, and Doctor Occult attempt to aid Timothy in choosing his path, but by the time Timothy makes a choice, it may already have been made for him. Written by Neil Gaiman, with art by John Bolton, Charles Vess, Paul Johnson and Scott Hampton.
CLOCKWORK GAME GN

In 1769, the court of Empress Maria Theresia witnessed one of that era's most amazing feats of engineering: The Turk, a machine that could play chess. Clockwork Game retells the story of the automaton's 85-year career, which spanned two continents and included challenges from Napoleon, Charles Babbage, and Benjamin Franklin. 
CROSSED BADLANDS #50 DELUXE COLLECTOR BOX SET 

 This Deluxe set is everything a battle-hardened Crossed collector could want all bundled into one giant box!  Check out the incredible contents:
All seven Crossed #50 covers and the two Retailer Incentive covers !
A special Crossed #50 VIP edition - that you can only get in this set!
The Crossed Patient Zero Ashcan Signature Edition triple signed by Garth Ennis, Christian Zanier and Jacen Burrows - that you can only get in this set!
 An original art Crossed sketch card from artist Tomas Aira - that you can only get in this set! Six amazing giant 11 x 17 Crossed Art Prints!
Limited to a tiny 400 sets, these are sure to go fast!
 
DEADMAN TP VOL 05

This new DEADMAN collection features the four-issue miniseries from 1986, plus CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #85-87 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #15, with appearances by Swamp Thing, Batman, the Challengers and more!
 DMC DEVIL MAY CRY VISUAL ART SC 

DmC-Devil May Cry depicts a duplicitous world where nothing is ever as it seems and the line between good and evil is constantly blurred. Spurred into action by the promises of a trusted relation, Dante bursts into this new world intent on revenge at any cost. DmC-Devil May Cry Visual Art collects all the concept art behind this modern reimagining of the Devil May Cry universe and its characters. Included are key visuals, character & location designs, unused concepts, and creator commentary. 
  DRAWING AUTISM 

Over the last decade, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has become an international topic of conversation, knowing no ethnic or social barriers. In Drawing Autism, behaviour analyst and educator Jill Mullin has assembled a staggering array of work from autistic artists - ranging from Gregory Blackstock and Jessica Park to the unknown but no less talented. Their creations, coupled with artist interviews, comprise a fascinating and compelling book that serves to educate and inspire anyone whose life has been affected by ASD. Also features an introduction by Temple Grandin. 
 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FORGOTTEN REALMS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01

Collecting the comics from the most popular fantasy campaign setting in history, this omnibus contains the first 14 issues of Forgotten Realms and the TSR Worlds Annual #1 originally published by DC Comics. 
EC ARCHIVES WEIRD FANTASY HC VOL 01 

Weird Fantasy Volume 1 touches down at Dark Horse Comics! Fully remastered in magnificent digital color, this otherworldly volume includes twenty-four extraterrestrial tales from a stellar collection of writers and artists-Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, Harry Harrison, Gardner Fox, Jack Kamen, Harvey Kurtzman, and Wally Wood! Collects Weird Fantasy issues #13-#17 and #6, in full colour! 
GANTZ TP VOL 31 
The Tokyo team use their Gantz orb to recruit fellow warriors for a desperate assault to free humans imprisoned on the alien mother ship. But the orb no longer has the power to heal or regenerate them, so if they die on this mission, they stay dead!
  Gantz has sold over fifteen million copies in Japan!
GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 04 DARK DAYS 

In this first collection from the new GREEN LANTERN team of writer Robert Venditti and artist Billy Tan from issues #21-26, GREEN LANTERN #23.1: RELIC, and GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #2, Hal Jordan becomes the leader of the most feared and hated group in the universe: The Green Lantern Corps! And while Hal struggles with his new role as leader of the Green Lantern Corps, he must solve the mystery of why the universe is atrophying! All this leads into "LIGHTS OUT," as Relic arrives on Oa to douse the central Power Battery forever!  
GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 03 THE END 

The mysterious Third Army has risen across the cosmos like a plague, destroying everything in its path, and Hal Jordan and Sinestro are nowhere to be found. Now Simon Baz must clear his name and become the hero the Corps needs in these stories from GREEN LANTERN #0 and 13-20, the finale of Geoff John's historic run on the series.  
MAGIC THE GATHERING TP VOL 04 THEROS
After eliminating Sifa Grent, the Planeswalker that destroyed his hometown, Dack has settled down in Ravnica to do what he does best: break in and steal the secrets from Ravnica's rarest artifacts. But upon uncovering half of a mysterious gauntlet, Dack is led to a strange new plane: the realm of THEROS, a sun-dappled land ruled by gods and inhabited by mythological beasts!
MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 16

Peter Parker's past comes back to haunt him in his latest and greatest Marvel Masterworks volume! Doc Ock has returned, and he's brought the ghost of Hammerhead with him! And those two aren't the only ones back from the grave: The Kingpin is out to resurrect his son, and he can only do it if Spider-Man dies! The danger doesn't stop there, either, as the Punisher sets his sights on Spider-Man in an adventure guest-starring the X-Men's Nightcrawler, dinosaurs rampage down Broadway in the war of the reptile-men, one of Spidey's oldest foes hijacks the Spider-Mobile, and J. Jonah Jameson secures proof of Spidey's secret identity in the return of the Spider-Slayer! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #156-168 and ANNUAL #10. 
PLANET OF THE APES CATACLYSM TP VOL 03

Still recovering from the terrible cataclysm that rocked the planet, Doctor Zaius tries to maintain the fragile coalition of apes, chimps and orangutans, in an effort to ensure that the rebuilding of Ape City continues apace. But cleanup is turning out to be just as dangerous as the calamity itself. Ape must not harm ape, but soon there may be no choice...
Collecting issues 9-12 of the critically acclaimed series from Corinna Bechko
(HEATHENTOWN) and Gabriel Hardman (HULK) along with INCORRUPTIBLE fan-favourite artist Damian Couceiro, this volume is a must have for PLANET OF THE APES and science fiction fans everywhere! 
 ROCKETEER SPIRIT PULP FRICTION HC

Will Eisner's The Spirit and Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer are two of the most beloved characters ever to grace comics-and now these two great pulp-inspired heroes meet for the very first time!  After a Central City Alderman disappears and is found dead in Los Angeles, commissioner Dolan, along with Denny Colt (AKA The Spirit), and Dolan's daughter Ellen, trek out to the City of Angels to investigate. Meanwhile, Cliff Secord (The Rocketeer) consoles his sweetheart Betty, who is traumatized after accidentally discovering the politician's body. As the unlikely duo dive into the mystery, a deeper one unfolds-one that is masterminded by two of our heroes' arch-villains! Hold on tight for a rocket-propelled double-dose of danger!  
SECRET AVENGERS TP VOL 03 HOW TO MAIM MOCKINGBIRD

Mockingbird is undercover, infiltrating Advanced Idea Mechanics, but as her deception crumbles, can she escape before the High Council of A.IM. discovers her true identity? As Maria Hill gets a mind-bending offer from a rogue A.I.M. operative that you'll probably recognize, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Fury plumb the organization's depths. But when A.I.M. strikes and takes out the team, Taskmaster and Mockingbird must go full stealth mode as the entire A.I.M. Island searches for them! As A.I.M.'s secrets are spilled, Forson's wild card is revealed, a traitor at the heart of the group comes to light, and Mockingbird faces a crossroads that threatens to tear her apart. 
Collecting SECRET AVENGERS (2013) #12-16.  
SOMEPLACE STRANGE HC 

Two brothers, masters of childhood fantastical imagination, vow to kill the bogeyman, freeing the world from half-seen monsters hiding under beds and in dark basements. Along with art-punk nihilist Joy, they journey to a world of magic where ordinary rules no longer apply-and yet their fears, and the dangers they spawn, are as real as the waking world.
A new edition of the fantasy graphic novel written by Ann Nocenti (Green Arrow), with art by John Bolton (Harlequin Valentine).
SOULCALIBUR NEW LEGENDS OF PROJECT SOUL SC 

Transcending history and the world, a tale of souls and swords, eternally retold. SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul collects the artwork of the ultimate weapons-based fighting game - SoulCalibur V. Included are character designs, rough concepts, storyboards, creator commentary, character relationship charts, exclusive interviews, and more!
 STEED AND MRS PEEL TP VOL 03

After a series of stinging defeats, John Cartney has reached out for help in his battle against
John Steed and Emma Peel, teaming up with the Cybernauts, robots designed to replace
humanity. Our super-spies face their biggest challenge yet as their two fiercest foes join forces! 
STREET FIGHTER CLASSIC HC VOL 03 PSYCHO CRUSHER

Presenting UDON's classic Street Fighter comics in a gorgeous, oversized hardcover! It's all the pulse-pounding martial arts action of the ultimate fighting game experience, presented through spectacular anime-influenced artwork! In Vol.3, Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Cammy, and more have finally reached the Street Fighter tournament! Some seek revenge, others aim to uncover M.Bison's secrets, while others still are simply looking for a good fight! It's all-out no-holds-barred martial arts action with the fate of the world at stake! Collects The original Street Fighter II Turbo #1-12. 
 THOR BY WALTER SIMONSON TP VOL 05
Few people have ever left their mark on one character quite the way Walter Simonson has. His work on the Mighty Thor swept the Norse God of Thunder to heights never before seen and rarely achieved in his wake. Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson's work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritty streets of New York City, Thor was never the same. That is the mark of a true visionary. This fifth volume concludes the collection of Simonson's epic run - completely remastered from the original artwork and newly colored by Steve Oliff! 
Collecting THOR (1966) #375-382.
WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC VOL 05 TRAIL OF THE UNICORN

DONALD AND HIS NEPHEWS CAPTURE A UNICORN 
AND SEEK TREASURE IN THE ARCTIC
It's off to Shangri-Lala for Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, on a perilous expedition to bring back a rare unicorn for Uncle Scrooge! But it's not as easy as it sounds, with a mysterious stowaway, intrigue, and double-crosses in this land of many secrets. But once you do catch a unicorn, what, exactly, do you do with him? Then, in a trio of frigid challenges - "Luck of the North," "Land of the Totem Poles," and "Serum to Codfish Cove" - the Ducks must face the perils of the north. Each story has been meticulously restored and re-colored. Insightful story notes by an international panel of Barks experts. Introduction by Jeff Kinney, bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Edited by Gary Groth.
 
 X-MEN LEGACY TP VOL 04 FOR WE ARE MANY

It's the climactic story to which this series has been building, guest-starring the allies Legion has made along the way - and not all of them will emerge unscathed! One of Legion's most troublesome personalities threatens to annihilate an alien species, and S.W.O.R.D. director Abigail Brand is on the case - but will she be able to work with David to solve this extraterrestrial conundrum? Legion prepares for a final showdown with the monster in his mind that wears his deceased father's face, but the demonic Professor X has escaped into the real world. What price will Legion pay to stop him from razing the Earth? And prophesied to stop Legion, will Young X-Man Blindfold take matters into her own hands and extinguish her first love? One thing's for sure: As this groundbreaking series concludes, anything is possible! Collecting X-MEN LEGACY (2013) #19-24.  
X-MEN ORIGIN STORY YOUNG READERS HC 
 
WITH ALL NEW UPDATED ART
 48-page hardcover storybook that re-tells the uncanny origin of Professor Xavier and his team of mutant Super Heroes - The X-Men! Professor Charles Xavier has always been different. Charles is a mutant, and possesses miraculous powers of mind control. But Charles has a dream for humans and mutants to live together in peace. And so he has formed the X-Men, an extraordinary band of men and women including Cyclops, Wolverine, and Storm, to rid the world of violence against man or mutant.