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Green Lantern #11>"The Revenge of Black Hand" starts now! This arc promises the most shocking conclusion of any of GEOFF JOHNS'S entire GREEN LANTERN run! This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue. (W) Geoff Johns (A) Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy (CA) Doug Mahnke

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Ultimate Comics Ultimates #11>THE RETURN OF ULTIMATE CAPTAIN AMERICA! Enter DIVIDED WE FALL, the Ultimate Comics line-wide event of the summer! ALL CAP ACTION -- perfect jumping on point for new readers. 
SAM HUMPHRIES (w) BILLY TAN (a) Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV

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X-Treme X-Men #1>Spinning out of the pages of ASTONISHING X-MEN! Travel the multiverse with Captain Howlett, Kid Nightcrawler, and Emmeline Frost Which X-Men will be lost between dimensions...with no guaranteed way home?                                     
(W) Greg Pak (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco


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Star Wars Darth Maul Death Sentence #1> By now the galaxy has learned the terrible truth: Sith Lord Darth Maul still lives. Worse, he has joined forces with his brother Savage Opress! The Jedi are searching for them and, after Maul and Opress cut a murderous swath through the Outer Rim, so is an army of mercenaries hired by a wealthy mine owner. Darth Maul has a price on his head, and for him there is only one way to deal with such a problem: go directly to the source! 
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Bruno Redondo (CA) Dave Dorman

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Hit-Girl #2>Crashing through plate glass unscathed? Child's play. Jumping over moving cars? Whatevs. When Hit-Girl is your mentor, you'd better keep up. Kick-Ass is taking lessons in Advanced Bad Assery from Mindy McCready, and in return, he's teaching her to survive middle school. The question is, can she dispatch the Mean Girls without severing any arteries? Meanwhile, Red Mist gets serious about making his mark in the world of super crime.                                                                                                         


(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) John Romita

 
 
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Justice League #11
 "The Villain's Journey" part three! Batman, Cyborg, and Aquaman battle Element Woman! Continuing the origin of SHAZAM! This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue. (W) Geoff Johns (A) Jim Lee & Various (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams

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Saga #5
The smash hit ongoing series from Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples continues, as Prince Robot IV's hunt for Hazel and her parents takes a deadly turn.

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Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who #3
The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! The true horror of the Borg-Cybermen alliance has been revealed, but what course of action will Captain Picard and the Doctor agree upon? And will the Doctor's recently resurfaced memories shed new light on the dilemma? (W) David Tipton & Various (A) J. K. Woodward (CA) J. K. Woodward, Elena Casagrande

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Green Lantern Corps #11
 As "ALPHA WAR" concludes, The Green Lanterns learn that their troubles are just beginning! A new threat is coming for the Corps...and they might be powerless to save themselves! (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Fernando Pasarin, Scott Hanna

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Danger Girl G.I. Joe #1
 The two most incredible covert action teams the world has ever known-so covert, in fact, that neither knows the other exists-are meeting for the first time ever! Repeat:
Danger Girl and G.I. JOE, together. Spies! Girls! Ninjas! COBRA! If your head did not just explode, then you are one of the lucky few remaining that will live to enjoy a summer blockbuster you'll have to see to believe! (W) Andy Hartnell (A) John Royce (CA) J. Scott Campbell

 
 
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Walking Dead #100  "SOMETHING TO FEAR" CONTINUES! This extra-sized chapter contains one of the darkest moments in Rick Grimes' life, and one of the most violent and brutal things to happen within the pages of this series. 100 issues later, this series remains just as relentless as the debut issue. Do not miss the monumental 100th issue of THE WALKING DEAD! See below for all the different variant covers! (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn (CA) Charlie Adlard

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Batman #11 The stunning conclusion to "THE COURT OF OWLS" epic! The final chapter of "THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF WAYNE. "This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue. (W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo & Various (CA) Greg Capullo

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Locke & Key HC #5 Clockworks The sprawling tale of the Locke family and their mastery of the whispering iron thunders to new heights as the true history of the family is revealed to Tyler and Kinsey. Zack Wells assumes a new form, Tyler and Kinsey travel through time, and surprises beyond imagination will be revealed. Joe Hill (w) o Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

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AVX VS #4  THE PREMIERE AVENGERS VS. X-MEN TIE-IN! Two incredible fights every issue, torn from the pages of AvX. Daredevil vs. Psylocke! By Rick Remender (UNCANNY X-FORCE) and Brandon Peterson (NEW AVENGERS, UNCANNY X-MEN) Thor vs. [CLASSIFIED] by Kaare Andrews (ULTIMATE COMICS covers, SPIDER MAN:REIGN)!

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Uncanny X-Force #27 X-Force land themselves somewhere you've never seen them. A new member joins the team! Rising star Julian Totino Tedesco (VENOM: CIRCLE OF
FOUR, JOHN CARTER GODS OF MARS covers) joins the best creative team in comics for two issues! (W) Rick Remender (A) Phil Noto (CA) Jerome Opena

 
 
Over the years I have read a lot of books and more comics then I care to count, some good, some bad, and some not worth the powder it would take to blow them to hell. Nothing beats really getting into a story, sitting in your favorite spot and immersing yourself into it because of the character connection or just a great spot of the story. The one problem I have, maybe enjoying a story too much, so much so that I find myself slowing down and trying to prolong the story that much longer. Put off reading the last few chapters and rethinking the story in my mind to see if I come to the same conclusion as the author. Just so I have something to look forward to later when I pick up the book one last time. (Neil Gaiman Amercian Gods; but that’s a write up for another day)
I have mentioned a few times in the shop, when people would come and ask me what to read, how I envy them when they start a new story. To read it all at once as they pick up all the back issues or the Trade Paper Back to read the whole story for the first time. The great thing about comics is, beside the art, but the ongoing story, sure you have story lines that go a few issues that have an end result but the story never truly ends. You get to see just how the decisions affect the characters as they continue on to the next story line. However, that being said there is something about a story coming to its final end; it’s like watching the final episodes of your favorite show wondering how all the loose ends come together and they don’t mess up the one character you like the most. We are about to get that with Locke & Key with only seven issues left before the end.
Locke & Key just finished its last six issue story arc Clockworks, and the Hard Cover edition is set to be released next Wednesday, July 11. So if you have been waiting for the next installment, you don’t have to wait much longer. If you haven’t been reading it then now is the time; the story is fantastic and you have been missing out. The story is written by Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill, who has done the novels Heart-Shaped Box and Horns and has done a great job of getting your attention in the first story are and keeps you wondering where it all will lead. All right let me back up just a moment and explain a few aspects of the story so far. The story begins in welcome to Lovecraft as you meet the Locke family and start to understand the characters a little until the loss of a family member that shakes the family to its very core. This event moves the family away to the Keyhouse mansion in New England, a very unusual place with a lot of secrets locked away. The mansion has been in the family for years and holds
in it many different keys that do wondrous things, if you can figure out what door they unlock. Each key has a name and a power and all are hidden throughout the house, some in plain sight others are a little more abstract as you find out in the later issues.
Joe Hill continues the compelling story into the next chapter, Head Games along with Gabriel Rodriguez who has been doing a secular job as the artist and a style that works so well with the story. Head Games opens you up to the inner workings of the Locke kids and an adversary that is closer then the kids think. The great thing about this story is the relationship between the three kids and the issues they wrestle with along with the weight of keeping the secret of the keys to themselves. As the story moves on in the following chapters you see just how hard it is too keep a secret and what the true potential the keys have as people, and spirits alike, look for the key to the black door in Crown of Shadows and Keys to the Kingdom. Include into the mix a villain that has nothing to lose and has taken steps to ensuring he not only gets the key to the Black Door but wipes out the Locke family as well. Wanting nothing more than to bring what or whoever lurks just beyond the door.
I know it’s a lot to take in and how do you keep track of all the different keys and what they do, well I’m glad you asked. There is a one shot issue, Guide to the Known Keys that covers the keys found so far in the story and has a backup story visiting the Keyhouse in the past. And there have been a few stories about the houses past along the way to give you a peek into what’s going on in Keyhouse and just how the keys got here. The next issue, Locke & Key Grindhouse One Shot, due out in August is a standalone story that takes place in the depression as three gangsters use the isolated location as a hiding spot. While laying low they discover a dark corner and a secret room in the frightening mansion.
All of the Locke & Key trades are available at your local comic shop (Time Warp Comics) and if they are sold out they are easily to reorder. Finding the actual issues could be a bit of a challenge especially for the Welcome to Lovecraft but that’s what trades are for, right. With the success of the Walking Dead in comics and with the TV show there was talk of a Locke & Key show and there even was a trailer made. I hope you enjoy it since Fox said it was too scary for TV, but that doesn’t mean we might not see it someplace else in the future. Till later, the Crypt is closed.
 
 
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Batman Earth One Hard Cover
 From GEOFF JOHNS and GARY FRANK, the acclaimed team behind SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN and the SHAZAM stories in JUSTICE LEAGUE! In the tradition of SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, this spectacular original graphic novel gives new insight into BRUCE WAYNE'S transformation into BATMAN and his first year as THE DARK KNIGHT

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The Cape 1969 #1 
It's 1969 and the war in Vietnam rages on. Captain Chase, a Medevac helicopter pilot for the US Army, is shot down over enemy territory. He and his crew are in a fight for their lives as they play a deadly game of cat and mouse with the Vietcong. We soon learn that machine guns and grenades aren't the only scary things
hiding in the jungle. Find out what happens in this origin prequel to last year's Eisner Award-nominated hit, with story by Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella, and art and colors by Nelson Daniel (Road Rage, The Cape). Explore your dark side.(W) Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella (A) Nelson Daniel (CA) Zach Howard

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Fables TP Vol 17 Inherit The Wind
 The tights and capes have been stored away forever, but where do the Fables go from here? Bigby and Snow White's cubs try to move forward after learning a hard lesson about life and death in this collection featuring issues #108-113 of the acclaimed series. (W) Bill Willingham (A) Mark Buckingham & Various (CA) Joao Ruas

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Before Watchmen Ozymandias #1
"I have goals to achieve. Dreams to make come true." Plus, a new CRIMSON CORSAIR backup feature from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!

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Avengers Vs X-men #7
Cyclops changes the game with these three words: "No More Avengers!" (W) Matt Fraction (A) Olivier Coipel (CA) Jim Cheung