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Comic books December 2008

  • Issue #1
    Mirrors Edge (2008) 1

    Written by Rhianna Pratchett Art by Matthew Dow Smith Video game cover Coinciding with the release of the highly anticipated new Electronic Arts game Mirror's Edge comes an adventure unlike any other! Faith is a Runner in the city - a courier who delivers sensitive cargo by traversing the rooftops of the city's skyscrapers. But how did she come by this unique black market trade...and what secrets from her past may affect her future? Written by famed game writer Rhianna Pratchett and illustrated by Matthew Dow Smith (SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS), this new book presents an adventure that'll further flesh out this incredible video game world! On sale November 5 ? 1 of 6 ? 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Miss Don't Touch Me GN (2008-2010 NBM) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Written by Hubert. Art by Kerascoet. It's the turn of the 20th century, and the Butcher of the Garden Cafés is on the prowl for young loose women. Florence has no family and works as a maid, her only friend her fellow maid Agatha - a friend lost to murder, in Florence's eyes, to suicide in everyone else's. She decides to take matters into her own hands, and in doing so ends up a servant in a luxury house of call-girls, even becoming good at certain lascivious practices. She never loses sight of her goal, however - to find the Butcher! Softcover, 6 1/2-in. x 9-in., 96 pages, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Missing the Boat HC (2008 Shadowline/Image) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Wayne Chinsang and Justin Shady. Art by Dwellephant. You've probably never heard of the Churamane, have you? They were a particularly lazy and not terribly bright species that lived a long time ago and vanished without a trace. This story follows them from the time they get invited aboard Noah's Ark, all the way up to the moment they finally arrive at the boat... only to realize that they're late and have been locked out! They come to realize that they've literally missed the boat on survival, and have doomed their entire species to extinction. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., full color. Cover price $18.99.

  • Issue #1
    Mister X Condemned (2008) 1

    Dean Motter (W/A) Twenty-five years ago, Mister X debuted with a concept so clever and a character so captivating that it influenced an entire generation of comics fans and creators. Today, Motter reclaims the reins and sets out to inspire a whole new generation with Mister X: Condemned, a completely fresh introduction to the elusive Mister X and his dystopian home-Somnopolis, the City of Nightmares. With influences from Film Noir to German Expressionism, this story of a city gone mad and the never-sleeping man who's obsessed with saving it will amaze anyone interested in masterpiece storytelling born from the vision of a single iconoclastic creator. o One of the most iconic characters of alternative comics-Mister X-is reborn in a new four-part series by his original creator, legendary designer Dean Motter! 'Perhaps the first legitimate combination of science fiction and German Expressionism seen in comics.' -Frank Miller 'A sharp mixture of Raymond Chandler, Blade Runner, Peyton Place, and a post-punk Dante's Inferno.' -Blitz magazine Text and illustrations of Mister X: Condemned © 2008 Dean Motter. Mister X is a trademark of Vortex Comics Incorporated. FC, 24 pages Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #19-1ST
    Modern Masters SC (2003-2015 TwoMorrows) 19-1ST

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    Volume 19 - 1st printing. "Mike Ploog!" By Roger Ash and Eric Nolan-Weathington. In the 1970s, horror comics were huge - and no one drew werewolves, swamp creatures, and demonic motorcyclists better than Mike Ploog! Though already well established in the fields of magazine illustration and animation, Ploog endeared himself to comics fans with his creepy yet beautiful artwork on such titles as Werewolf by Night, Ghost Rider, and Man-Thing. After an all too brief stint at Marvel Comics, Ploog returned to the world of animation and film, working on such classics as Ghostbusters, Ralph Bakshi's animated The Lord of the Rings, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. This book features a career-spanning interview and discussion of the artist's creative process, complete with both rare and unseen art, including an enormous gallery of commissioned work, and an 8-page color section! Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 120 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #13-1ST
    Mome GN (2005-2011 Fantagraphics) 13-1ST

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    Volume 13 - 1st printing. Since its inception in 2005, MOME has bridged the gap between the contemporary graphic novel scene and the current cutting-edge literary scene, serving as a perfect sampler of today's best young graphic novelists in a quarterly format that sits as handsomely on the newsstand alongside journals like McSweeney's and Paris Review as it does in the graphic novels section.Vols. 13 & 14 of the popular series welcome the return of renowned graphic novelist David B. (Epileptic, Babel) as well as returning regulars Jonathan Bennett, Sophie Crumb, Andrice Arp, Paul Hornschemeier, Kurt Wolfgang, Eleanor Davis, Zak Sally, Tom Kaczynski, Dash Shaw, Joe Kimball, and Ray Fenwick. Tim Hensley also returns with more of his brilliant "Wally Gropius" strips, as does fan favorite Al Columbia! Plus, several other surprises from some of the best new talent in comics. MOME is an accessible, reasonably priced quarterly running approximately 120 pages per volume, mostly in color, and spotlighting the most exciting new storytellers in comics along with special surprises. MOME is quickly earning a reputation as one of the premier literary anthologies on the shelves, and the only one comprised almost entirely of comics. Softcover, 7-in. x 9-in., 120 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Monologues for Calculating the Density of Black Holes GN (2008) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Anders Nilsen. An EXPERIMENTAL COLLECTION OF ART, HUMOR AND PHILOSOPHY. Monologues for Calculating the Density of Black Holes takes up where the artist's first volume, Monologues for the Coming Plague, left off. Like Coming Plague, the Black Holes is a creatively experimental laboratory, comprising a collection of free flowing stream of consciousness gags, strips, and drawings that slowly coalesce into an unexpectedly compelling and complex narrative. The hints of story that came together in Monologues for The Coming Plague are extrapolated and expanded upon and grow to incorporate some of Nilsen's other outré strips from the anthology Mome, two of which are reprinted here in expanded form. The book is an audacious investigation into the rhythms of storytelling, the blurring of media, and an exercise in reconciling contrasts. It is playful, provacative and serious all at once - another tour de force by Anders Nilsen, impeccably and uniquely designed, in black and white and color.What Pedro Vieira de Moura on Ler BD wrote about Nilsen's Coming Plague could apply equally to The Density of Black Holes: "What looks like last minute thoughts or doodles are actually something extremely pure... Monologues' first half feels like a successful game of tetris: each page is like a new 'brick,' which adds a new element of significance to the whole, and after a while we realize a whole new layer of meaning that changes everything we had learned up to that point." Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 400 pages, two-color. Mature Readers Cover price $22.99.

  • Issue #1
    Monster Size Hulk (2008) 1
    Published Dec 2008 by Marvel.

    Written by Jeff Parker, Steve Niles, Paul Tobin & Peter David. Art by Lucio Parrillo, Gabriel Hardman & Dave Williams Cover by Guisseppe Cammuncoli. It's a knock-down, drag-out fight between the Gamma-powered Hulk, and the original science project gone wrong, the lightning-born Frankenstein's Monster! The science-spawned beast of the Victorian Age meets the modern menace of the Nuclear Age, and when these monsters mash, forget the torches and pitchforks... just run! Guest starring a hoary host of Marvel's scariest creatures and bogeymen smashing and terrorizing their way through this Monster-Sized issue! 56 PGS./Rated A...$3.99 Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #18-1ST
    Monster TPB (2006-2008 Viz Digest) By Naoki Urasawa 18-1ST

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    Volume 18 - 1st printing. Story and art by Naoki Urasawa. A diabolical monster has transformed Ruhenheim, a little village nestled in the German countryside, into hell on earth--and his name is Johan. Tenma, Grimmer and Inspector Lunge try desperately to stem the flow of carnage as Nina steels herself for a final confrontation with her twin brother. Will Johan's madness succeed in snuffing out the lives of everyone who's ever known him? All questions are answered in the thrilling, pulse-pounding conclusion to Naoki Urasawa's Monster, one of the most exciting manga series of all time! Softcover, 5-in x 7 1/2-in., 264 pages, B&W. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left. Cover price $9.99.

  • Issue #24
    Monsters from the Vault (1999) 24

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    Vol. 13 No. 24. Horrors from South of the Border - this anniversary issue kicks off with author Bryan Senn's look at some of Mexico's best loved horror films of the 1950's and '60s, and his interview with Mexican horror star German Robles. Then, Universal Studios' special effects wizard John P. Fulton is remembered by daughter Joanne and longtime contributor Tom Weaver, featuring rare photos from Fulton's personal scrapbook. Also, Marty Baumann (The Astounding B Monster) interviews Sumishta Brahm, daughter of director John Brahm, whose credits include Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Thriller, and The Outer Limits. And Lon Chaney's two Unholy Three films are examined. Plus: DVD/CD/book reviews! Cover price $7.98.

  • Issue #23
    Moon Knight (2006-2009 3rd Series) 23

    The Death of Marc Spector: Part 3 of 5 - Written by MIKE BENSON Penciled by MARK TEXEIRA Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM Norman Osborn and the Thunderbolts have been tapped to bring in the fugitive Moon Knight -- by all means necessary -- and so far they've been left empty-handed. But Norman's got a foolproof plan to flush out his prey. He's got the numbers and the element of surprise, but what he doesn't know is that Moon Knight is not alone. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #7-1ST
    MPD Psycho TPB (2007-2014 Dark Horse Digest) 7-1ST

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    Volume 7 - 1st printing. Written by EIJI OTSUKA. Art by SHO-U TAJIMA. The uncensored, uncut manga event of the decade continues on its relentlessly bloody path, as MPD-Psycho Volume Seven shows that there's danger for our colorful cast on land, at sea, and in air. Our conflicted "multiple personality detective" Kazuhiko Amamiya, controlled by his murderous Shinji Nishizono personality, finds himself on a hijacked airplane, along with innocent Miwa and her schoolmates. Meanwhile, their hunt for the missing Amamiya leads Machi and bumbling police detective Sasayama to an ocean liner commandeered by several new, bizarre characters-key figures in both the twisted "barcoded eye conspiracy" and the deadly Gakuso Society! Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 208 pages, B&W. Mature Readers NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left. NOTE: "A bold and mature thriller that is already a modern horror classic in its home country, and will surely be in the West as well." - Comicsvillage.com Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson Their Strangest Cases GN (2008) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Edith Meiser. Art by Gil Kane, Mike Sekowsky and Frank Giacoia. The Game is Afoot - Again! Collected for the first time in graphic novel form, this volume features four tales from the classic Sherlock Holmes newspaper strip! In their most terrifying cases, Holmes and Watson face a thumbless voodoo priest, a screaming, spectral pirate, a Victorian vampiress and the immortal Hound of the Baskervilles! Softcover, B&W. Cover price $17.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Mr. Keen Tracer of Lost Persons TPB (2008) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Justin Gray and Lee Ferguson. A Moonstone Crime Wave event! In a city that can swallow you whole, only one man can find what cannot be found. Ninette Moeller steps off a flight from Paris and onto the mean streets of New York City. She's after one Lucien Denali, a man who has done her unspeakable damage. She hires the tireless Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons, to hunt him down. Sure, it sounds easy - the man's a big name in the underworld, getting him in their sights should be no sweat - but will Mr. Keen underestimate the sheer evil that runs through Denali? Softcover, B&W. Cover price $11.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Mr. Moto Welcome Back Mr. Moto TPB (2008) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Rafael Nieves and Tim Hamilton. A Moonstone Crime Wave Event! Pulitzer Prize-winner John P. Marquand's creation makes his comics debut! With the end of World War II, Ken Takashi is released from an internment camp. Instead of being greeted by a culture that should be ashamed of what it did to so many innocent men and women, he finds himself surrounded by bigots, still quick to dehumanize any Asian it comes across. Frustrated, humilliated, and without many options, he is met by Mr. Moto. He is there to help Ken, many times - but his motives are his own - and he may show Ken that he has much more to lose than he could ever have dreamed! Softcover, B&W. Cover price $11.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Mr. T GN (2008 Mohawk Media) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by by Christopher Bunting. Art by J.L. Czerniawski. Armed only with his fists, acumen, and a business card that reads, "Next to God there is no better protector than I," bodyguard Mr. T becomes as renowned as many of his clients. But will even the moniker of "The Greatest Bodyguard in the World!" make any difference when old enemies return and new foes and unseen faces conspire against him? The graphic novel uses its real-life star as a platform to address controversial "hot potato" real-life issues, such as kidnapping, gun crimes, and sex offenders. With his assignments taking him around the world, Mr. T soon becomes embroiled in the center of a complex web of events. This leads to a shocking conclusion, as Mr. T begins to realize that perhaps the true target isn't his clients, but himself! Includes exclusive interviews and a personal introduction by Mr. T himself. Softcover, 128 pages, full color. Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #32
    Ms. Marvel (2006 2nd Series) 32

    Written by BRIAN REED Penciled by PAULO SIQUEIRA Cover by DAVID YARDIN The story you never knew! Before she was Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers was a secret agent for the Air Force. Imprisoned by an unforgiving enemy, Carol must withstand her captor's brutality and find some way to save America. 32 PGS./Rated T+ Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #8-1ST
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    Volume 8 – 1st printing. Art and Story by Yoshiyuki Nishi. Will Muhyo and gang be able to rescue Goryo before he turns into a malevolent ghost? Softcover, 5-in.x 7-in., 208 pages, B&W. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left. Cover price $7.99.

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Naruto SC (2008-2010 Chapter Book) 5-1ST

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    Volume 5 - 1st printing. "Bridge of Courage!" Based on the stroy by Masashi Kishimoto. Adapted by Tracey West. Ninja-in-training Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura's mission is to keep bridge builder Tazuna safe from his enemies. So they have to work hard to get stronger. Kakashi shows them a new way to train--by climbing trees! Meanwhile, their enemy Zabuza plans his return attack! Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 80 pages, B&W. Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #33-1ST
    Naruto TPB (2003-2015 Shonen Jump Edition Digest) 33-1ST

    Volume 33 - 1st printing. "The Secret Mission!" Story and art by Masashi Kishimoto. Morphing out of control, a stronger-than-ever Naruto turns on his own teammates! Orochimaru triggers a frightening change in Naruto as he reveals a sinister plot that's been the death of far more people than anyone knew. Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 192 pages, B&W. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left. Cover price $7.95.

  • Issue #4
    Necronomicon (2008 Boom Studios) 4

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    by William Messner-Loebs & Andrew Ritchie The fate of the world hangs in the balance as a lowly college student must fight to keep the Necronomicon's magic from unleashing the vengeance of the Old Ones - and turning the entire Middle East into a raging cauldron of mystical power that will rule the Earth! Don't miss this shocking conclusion! Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #20-1ST
    Negima TPB (2004-2013 Del Rey/Kodansha Digest) 20-1ST

    Volume 20 - 1st printing. By Ken Akamatsu. Asuna and her friends want to give Negi some fun in the sun at the beach before they all set out on a dangerous journey to the Magical World. But then Negis childhood friend Anya crashes the party–and all hell breaks loose when her jealousy goes nuclear! Softcover, 5-in.x 7-in., 208 pages, B&W. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left. Cover price $10.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Never as Bad as You Think HC (2008) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Kathryn and Stuart Immonen. Ultimate Spider-Man artist Stuart Immonen teams up with Hellcat writer Kathryn Immonen for a fascinating original graphic novel! Never As Bad As You Think tracks the alarming failures of paranoid urbanites, murderous waitstaff, heart-broken ambulance drivers, mariachi bands, talking cats and dogs, people who like cake, and many who wield knives for a variety of purposes. This full-color printing contains all 52 strips from the Immonens' year-long web project along with two new strips and fresh, revealing bios in a perfect-bound deluxe edition hardcover designed by the House of Immonen. A gorgeous collection in a handsome limited edition! Hardcover (Horizontal Format)10 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., full color. Cover price $15.99.

  • Issue #46
    New Avengers (2005 1st Series) 46

    Secret Invasion tie-in - Written by Brian Michael Bendis Penciled by BILLY TAN Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT The notorious Hood and his gang of the most powerful super-villains of all time need a leg up on the Skrulls. But to get it, the Hood will have to find the true secret to his powers. Who is the demon behind the Hood? Find out in this very special Secret Invasion tie-in. 32 PGS./Rated A Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #12
    New Exiles (2008 Marvel) 12
    Published Dec 2008 by Marvel.

    Written by Chris Claremont. Art by Paco Diaz Luque & Norberto Fernandez. Cover by Michael Golden. Another double-dose of dimensional deeds dives your way this month! First, in issue 12, Sabretooth and Cat finish their face-off against Madame Hydra and her evil band of crosstime killers. Then, as a new arc begins in issue 13, the Exiles deal with the fallout of their last two missions...oh, and that pesky impending End of All that Is, the death and destruction of the OmniVerse! It's a double-barreled confrontation that not all of them may survive. 32 PGS.(each)/Rated A ...$2.99 (each) Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #13
    New Exiles (2008 Marvel) 13
    Published Dec 2008 by Marvel.

    Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by PACO DIAZ LUQUE, TOM GRUMMETT & MORE Covers by MICHAEL GOLDEN & ALEXANDER GARNER Another double-dose of dimensional deeds dives your way this month! First, in issue 12, Sabretooth and Cat finish their face-off against Madame Hydra and her evil band of crosstime killers. Then, as a new arc begins in issue 13, the Exiles deal with the fallout of their last two missions...oh, and that pesky impending End of All that Is, the death and destruction of the OmniVerse! It's a double-barreled confrontation that not all of them may survive. 32 PGS.(each)/Rated A ...$2.99 (each) Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    New Exiles TPB (2008-2009 Marvel) 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Soul Awakening!" Collects New Exiles (2008 Marvel) #7-12. Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT. Art by TOM GRUMMETT and PACO DIAZ LUQUE. Cover by ALAN DAVIS. The New Exiles find themselves in a world that never moved past the age of empires! In a world where super heroes first appeared, oh, some 406 years ago, both politics and science have taken a dramatically different path, landing the Exiles right at the outbreak of war between the British and the French. Meanwhile, one of the Exiles' enemies has been gunning for Psylocke, but what will happen when he comes face-to-face with...Lady Mandarin? Softcover, 144 pages, full color. Cover price $15.99.

  • Issue #17
    New Warriors (2007 4th Series) 17

    Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX Penciled by REILLY BROWN Cover by NIC KLEIN You fight. You pull together a team to fight alongside you. You make compromises with the trust they place in you, you betray them. You make deals on the side with enemies you'd want dead under any other circumstances. And why do you do it? What could be worth your word, your honor, and even your soul? Night Thrasher is willing to risk anything and anyone to complete his mission, willing to brave any peril...even a world crashing down around him, everything he stands against realized. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Nice Work GN (2008-2009) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Story and art by Geoff Grogan. Hollywood, 1960. Johnny Cat is Sinatra's stand-in. His sometime girlfriend JoJo is a well-known party girl who travels easily between the beds of Presidents and mobsters. Both have been around long enough to know that Tinseltown's glamour is just a lot of make-up covering bad skin and dirty business. Yet the dream is seductive, and Johnny is so close he can taste it. He looks like Sinatra, he sounds like Sinatra. In Hollywood, where reality and make-believe blur, maybe he can be Sinatra - just long enough to score a big payoff! Softcover, B&W. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Nick Cardy Behind the Art HC (2008 TwoMorrows) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Eric Nolen-Weathington. Art by Nick Cardy. Nick Cardy has been doing fantastic artwork for more than sixty years, from comics, to newspaper strips, to illustration. His work on DC Comics' Teen Titans, and his amazing comics covers are universally hailed as some of the best in the medium's history. This lavish full-color hardcover lets you see what goes on behind his amazing art! Nick has selected dozens of his favorite pieces from throughout his career and shows how they came to be in this remarkable art book. Hardcover, 9-in. x 11-in., 128 pages, full color. Cover price $34.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Nicolas GN (2008 Drawn & Quarterly) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Pascal Girard. Nicolas is a moving debut work by Quebecois cartoonist Pascal Girard. The book is presented as a series of short autobiographical vignettes that take place after the childhood death of his younger brother, Nicolas, who passed away in 1990. Each episode taken from Girard's childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood offers a glimpse into his multifaceted and ongoing process of reckoning, as he struggles to reconcile the magnitude of this tragedy with the minutiae of his daily experience of loss. Girard treats his subject with a spare line and a refreshingly matter-of-fact tone that prove to be all the more moving in their honest simplicity. Ultimately, Nicolas unfolds as a delicate portrait of the many faces of mourning, identified with surprising humor and pathos. Softcover, 4 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., B&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #149
    Nightwing (1996-2009) 149
    Tags: Batman R.I.P. (part EPI), Batman
    Published Dec 2008 by DC.

    Batman: R.I.P. tie-in - The Great Leap: Part 3 of 4 - Written by Peter J. Tomasi. Art by Don Kramer & Jay Leisten. Cover by Rags Morales. With Batman missing in action, Nightwing faces off against The Dark Knight's most dangerous enemies - Killer Croc, Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Two-Face and The Joker - to save the life of a woman marked for death. ? 32 pg, FC Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #167
    Ninja High School (1986 Antarctic/Eternity) 167

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    by Robby Bevard & Ben Dunn In the last week, Ricky Feeple has been trapped in Dimension X, found his long-missing father, lost that father again, run from a bunch of giant Napoleonic rat people, been to a royal ball, been crowned king, led an army against monster cockroaches, killed a man, gotten laid, and more. And yet none of that even begins to compare to the biggest, most surprising and life-changing event of all-which will be revealed this issue! Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Ninja High School Shidoshi TPB (2007-2009 Digest) 4-1ST

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    Volume 4 - 1st printing. Written by Robby Bevard. Art by Ben Dunn. Featuring the three-issue linking arc by fan favorite Fred Perry, collected for the first time ever! Tetsuo Rivalsan, once a spoiled rich boy ninja, is now a repentant vagabond seeking inner peace and his place in life. To achieve this, he tries to uncover the histories of ancient ninja and reflects on his past: his losses against Ricky Feeple, the humiliation of his sister Yumei, and the creation of the Rickybot. Tetsuo's quest will lead him to unscalable mountains, ancient cities, ninja mimes, true love, and his ultimate showdown against all of his greatest fears! Softcover, 5-in. x 7 1/2-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #3A
    No Hero (2008) 3A
    Published Dec 2008 by Avatar.

    Cover by Juan Jose Ryp. by Warren Ellis & Juan Jose Ryp Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp, the team behind the fan-favorite Black Summer, are revolutionizing masked heroes yet again in the hottest new series of the summer! Josh Carver has been inducted into the Front Line, the world's only superhuman rescue and defense team, to strengthen the ranks after the mysterious deaths of two of its members. He's still recovering from the horror of his transformation into a superhuman when he discovers he has two new enemies - whoever killed his late teammates, and his own body itself! Forty years ago, a group of superhumans emerged in San Francisco, guided by the man whose unique new drugs gave them their incredible powers. But the team is not the only thing that's advanced over the years, and there are no easy victories when their luck finally begins to run out! Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #3B
    No Hero (2008) 3B
    Published Dec 2008 by Avatar.

    Wraparound Cover by Juan Jose Ryp. by Warren Ellis & Juan Jose Ryp Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp, the team behind the fan-favorite Black Summer, are revolutionizing masked heroes yet again in the hottest new series of the summer! Josh Carver has been inducted into the Front Line, the world's only superhuman rescue and defense team, to strengthen the ranks after the mysterious deaths of two of its members. He's still recovering from the horror of his transformation into a superhuman when he discovers he has two new enemies - whoever killed his late teammates, and his own body itself! Forty years ago, a group of superhumans emerged in San Francisco, guided by the man whose unique new drugs gave them their incredible powers. But the team is not the only thing that's advanced over the years, and there are no easy victories when their luck finally begins to run out! Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #3C
    No Hero (2008) 3C
    Published Dec 2008 by Avatar.

    Limited Edition Design Sketch Cover by Juan Jose Ryp. by Warren Ellis & Juan Jose Ryp Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp, the team behind the fan-favorite Black Summer, are revolutionizing masked heroes yet again in the hottest new series of the summer! Josh Carver has been inducted into the Front Line, the world's only superhuman rescue and defense team, to strengthen the ranks after the mysterious deaths of two of its members. He's still recovering from the horror of his transformation into a superhuman when he discovers he has two new enemies - whoever killed his late teammates, and his own body itself! Forty years ago, a group of superhumans emerged in San Francisco, guided by the man whose unique new drugs gave them their incredible powers. But the team is not the only thing that's advanced over the years, and there are no easy victories when their luck finally begins to run out! Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #3D
    No Hero (2008) 3D
    Published Dec 2008 by Avatar.

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    Auxiliary Cover by Juan Jose Ryp. Limited to 2000 copies. by Warren Ellis & Juan Jose Ryp Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp, the team behind the fan-favorite Black Summer, are revolutionizing masked heroes yet again in the hottest new series of the summer! Josh Carver has been inducted into the Front Line, the world's only superhuman rescue and defense team, to strengthen the ranks after the mysterious deaths of two of its members. He's still recovering from the horror of his transformation into a superhuman when he discovers he has two new enemies - whoever killed his late teammates, and his own body itself! Forty years ago, a group of superhumans emerged in San Francisco, guided by the man whose unique new drugs gave them their incredible powers. But the team is not the only thing that's advanced over the years, and there are no easy victories when their luck finally begins to run out! Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #3E
    No Hero (2008) 3E
    Published Dec 2008 by Avatar.

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    Wizard World Philly Variant Cover - Limited to 1500 copies. by Juan Jose Ryp. by Warren Ellis & Juan Jose Ryp Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp, the team behind the fan-favorite Black Summer, are revolutionizing masked heroes yet again in the hottest new series of the summer! Josh Carver has been inducted into the Front Line, the world's only superhuman rescue and defense team, to strengthen the ranks after the mysterious deaths of two of its members. He's still recovering from the horror of his transformation into a superhuman when he discovers he has two new enemies - whoever killed his late teammates, and his own body itself! Forty years ago, a group of superhumans emerged in San Francisco, guided by the man whose unique new drugs gave them their incredible powers. But the team is not the only thing that's advanced over the years, and there are no easy victories when their luck finally begins to run out! Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #38
    Noble Causes (2004 2nd Series) 38

    story JAY FAERBER art & cover YILDIRAY CINAR & RYAN VERA SPOTLIGHT ON RUSTY! Years ago, Rusty was mortally wounded and Doc saved his son's life by placing his brain into a robotic body. But lately, Rusty's been acting more and more like a robot. Is he losing his humanity? Or is he falling victim to an evil plot? Find out in this issue! 32 PAGES FC Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #8-1ST
    Noble Causes TPB (2003-2010 Image) 8-1ST

    Volume 8 - 1st printing. "Star Crossed!" Collects Noble Causes (2004-2009 2nd Series) #26-31. The lives of the Nobles and the Blackthornes continue to intertwine as Zephyr Noble and Slate Blackthorne enter into a secret affair, and the terminally ill Kitty Blackthorne makes an unthinkable request of Celeste. Softcover, full color. Cover price $15.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Nocturnal Conspiracies Nineteen Dreams GN (2008) 1-1ST

    1st printing. "From December 1979 to September 1994!" Story and art by David B. The best-selling author of Epileptic and one of Europe's new generation of comics artists invites readers to experience nineteen of the most imaginative dreams he has ever experienced! Strange, scary, beautiful, funny, and with a sense all their own, these are the private tales of the inner psyche. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., B&W (with shades of Blue). 128 pages, Mature Readers Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #11
    Northlanders (2007) 11

    The Cross and The Hammer: Part 1 of 6 - Written by Brian Wood Art by Ryan Kelly Cover by Massimo Carnevale A new Northlanders epic kicks off here! Taking place during the tail end of Viking rule in Ireland, a series of mysterious murders and arsons against wealthy citizens leaves the Viking occupiers worried that a potential uprising might ignite. When surprising details involving the crimes are revealed, though, their jobs become much harder. ? 32 pg, FC ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #18A
    Nova (2007 4th Series) 18A
    Tags: Secret Invasion (part 7.07)
    Published Dec 2008 by Marvel.

    Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA. Secret Invasion tie-in - Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES. The Skrulls are assaulting Project Pegasus, and only Nova - and a roster of unexpected allies - stands in their way. But whatever happens, Richard Rider's life will be changed forever! Human Rocket fans must not miss this essential issue, in which you'll find out why Wizard says 'Abnett and Lanning make space the final frontier of awesomeness!' 32 PGS./Rated T+ Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #18B
    Nova (2007 4th Series) 18B
    Tags: Secret Invasion (part 7.07)
    Published Dec 2008 by Marvel.

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    Limited Edition Zombie Variant by WELLINTON ALVES. Secret Invasion tie-in - Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES. The Skrulls are assaulting Project Pegasus, and only Nova - and a roster of unexpected allies - stands in their way. But whatever happens, Richard Rider's life will be changed forever! Human Rocket fans must not miss this essential issue, in which you'll find out why Wizard says 'Abnett and Lanning make space the final frontier of awesomeness!' 32 PGS./Rated T+ Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Nova Annihilation HC (2008) 1-1ST
    Published Dec 2008 by Marvel.

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    Annihilation Conquest tie-in - Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Nova (2007 4th Series) #1-12 and ANNUAL #1. Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING. Art by SEAN CHEN, SCOTT HANNA, BRIAN DENHAM, WELLINTON ALVES and PAUL PELLETIER. Cover by ADI GRANOV. Exploding from the pages of ANNIHILATION! In the wake of the devastating Annihilation Wave, a desperate galaxy cries out for law and order. In the past, an army of peacekeeping Centurions delivered peace. But the Nova Corps are dead and gone - now there is only Richard Rider, the young man called Nova. Now he has near limitless power, but can a lone human police an entire universe? Encountering threats both on Earth and on worlds far away, Nova must do all he can to bring punishment to the wicked, help to the oppressed and justice for all! Plus: What is the haunted place called Knowhere? Who are Xarth's Mightiest Heroes? Why will the new character named Cosmo quickly become one of your favorites? Oh...and what well-known CONQUEST characters are hot on our hero's trail? As Nova enters the final phase of his epic quest for the key to defeating the Phalanx, the lone Centurion faces his darkest hour. Also featuring a special standalone thriller that traps Nova and Gamora, the universe's most dangerous woman, together - and also the big return of the New Mutants' Warlock. Hardcover, 7 1/2-in. x 11-in., 328 pages, full color. Cover price $34.99.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Novo GN (2008-2011 Alterna) 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "The Pride!" Story and art by Michael Bracco. Novo, the wasted messiah of the Aquans and the Terans, finds himself stranded on a new and foreign world, populated by a powerful feline tribe known as the Xennons. Finding an immediate connection with a species who's women and children are threatened by horrid beasts known only as The Enemy, Novo realizes that he may be able to help this world in a way he could never help his own. Softcover, 6 1/2-in. x 9 1/2-in., 84 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #3
    NYX No Way Home (2008) 3
    Published Dec 2008 by Marvel.

    Written by MARJORIE LIU Penciled by KALMAN ANDRASOFSKY Cover by ALINA URUSOV The only adult Kiden Nixon ever trusted was her dad-his guidance helped her survive life on the streets. Only one problem: Nick Nixon was killed years ago. Now, at her darkest hour, Kiden has to ask herself if she can trust this voice from the afterlife...or if he has a larger role in the dangerous game she's trapped in. All this plus a special behind-the-scenes section featuring sketches and never-before-seen material! 40 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99 Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #2
    Odyssey (2008 Marvel Illustrated) 2

    Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE EPIC POEM BY HOMER) Pencils & Cover by GREG TOCCHINI Now that the battle of Troy is over, Odysseus and his men want only to return to their homes and families. With the aid of goddess Athena, Odysseus reaches the island of Scheria, but soon sets sail again as homesickness overtakes him. With his sights set only on his home, the brave Achaean has neglected one thing--the dread vengeance of the sea god Poseidon! 32 PGS./Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #6-1ST
    Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z HC (2008-2010 Marvel) 6-1ST

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    Volume 6 - 1st printing.

    By JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, SEAN MCQUAID, MICHAEL HOSKIN, STUART VANDAL, RONALD BYRD, DAVID WILTFONG, MADISON CARTER, MIKE FICHERA, CHAD ANDERSON, CHRIS BIGGS, ERIC J. MOREELS, MARK O'ENGLISH, AL SJOERDSMA, JACOB ROUGEMONT, GABRIEL SHECHTER, JEPH YORK, MICHEL GARIEPY, RICH GREEN, PETER SANDERSON and MARKUS ETTLINGER. Cover by TOM GRUMMETT.

    The most comprehensive guide to the stars of the Marvel Universe continues! From the old west of Kid Colt to the far-flung future of Killraven to the end of time with Kang! From jolly ol' J. Jonah Jameson, fantastic mailman Willie Lumpkin and mighty butler Jarvis to Hulk's pal Rick Jones! Ladies Daemon, Deathstrike, Liberators, Mastermind and Octopus! Triumphant heroes including Jocasta, Jolt, Karma, Longshot, M, MACH-4 and Machine Man! Loathsome Villains including Jester, Kaine, Killmonger, King Cobra, Kingpin, Klaw, Korvac, Kraven, Leader, Lizard, Loki, Mad Thinker and Madame Masque! The Kree! Two Justices! Two Ka-Zars! Two Liliths! Dan Ketch! Lockheed! The Juggernaut! And many more!

    Hardcover, 240 pages, full color.

    Cover price $24.99.