Written by Daniel

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Star Wars #4
From Marvel Comics. The greatest space adventure of all time continues! Luke Skywalker is not a Jedi -- not yet, at least. He's only ever met one Jedi in his life...and he died. So, Luke's quest leads him back to Obi-Wan's hut...on Tatooine. (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) John Cassaday

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Manifest Destiny #14
One of the crew goes missing as the men make first contact with an unbelievable new civilization…(W) Chris Dingess (A) Matthew Roberts

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Amazing X-Men #19
Has the Juggernaut returned? Is this the last stand of Colossus?


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Convergence #3
Death comes calling as an injured Telos takes out his rage on the people of Kandor, while the Earth-2 team endures another brutal casualty. And major plans are set in motion as Green Lantern and the others follow Deimos into the lost city of Skartaris to find Rip Hunter and the missing Time Masters, who could be their only hope of escape from this apocalypse for Infinite Earths! (W) Jeff King (A) Stephen Segovia, Jason Paz (CA) Stephen Segovia

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Guardians of the Galaxy #26
It seems like the Guardians have forgotten something in all the cosmic craziness that's been going on...oh...that's right...Peter got elected President of Spartax...wait WHAT?! Looks like he's done a GREAT job escaping his father's legacy. Guess he can even screw that up... (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) TBD

TRADE PAPERBACK OF THE WEEK

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Hulk: Future Imperfect TP New Printing
The Hulk has seen the future...and it is murder. Beloved Hulk writer Peter David brings readers two classic dystopian tales of earth-shaking impact. Both stories find the Hulk at the end of the Earth - and at the end of his rope! In "Future Imperfect," the Hulk is the last super power in a post-apocalyptic Earth, ruling with an iron fist as the wicked Maestro. But summoned from the past by a small band of rebels is perhaps the only being who can stand against him! And in "The End," the green-skinned titan walks alone through a wasted and barren land - and must confront the one who is easily his ultimate nemesis! These two tales of the end times surely rank among the classics in Marvel history! Collecting HULK: FUTURE IMPERFECT #1-2 and INCREDIBLE HULK: THE END. (W) Peter David (A) George Perez, Dale Keown (CA) Dale Keown

STATUE OF THE WEEK

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Batman Black & White Statue
DESIGNED BY IVAN REIS SCULPTED BY MAT BROUILLARD The Dark Knight leaps from the pages of the best-selling series JUSTICE LEAGUE into your home with this sensational statue designed by superstar artist Ivan Reis! Limited Edition of 5,200 Measures Approximately 6.5" Tall


 
 

Written by Daniel

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Chrononauts #2
Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly have become the world’s first time travelers—but not all goes according to plan when the two go rogue in their own era-hopping adventure! With the world watching, the buddies get mixed up in an eon’s worth of sticky situations while some of history’s scariest villains—and their bosses back in the present day—are determined to track them down! (W) Mark Millar (A) Sean Gordon Murphy


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Shutter #11
Kate Kristopher was the last of a family dynasty of explorers. Then she quit. Ten years later she discovered she’s one of who-knows how many siblings. The older sister she never knew, Kalliyan, is after Kate’s seemingly alive father and has forced Kate to help her find her mother, the only person who knows what’s up with their dad. Mom’s location? The world of dreams, and it’s not going well. (W) Joe Keatinge (A) Leila Del Duca

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Thor #7
The battle for the hammer rages on! Behold, the all-new Thor vs. the unstoppable machine of death and destruction that is…The Destroyer. Most verily, ‘tis ‘nuff said.  (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman

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Magneto #17
In the wake of AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS, Magneto has taken a group of wayward mutants into his care on the abandoned island of Genosha. But now someone is hunting and killing those mutants one by one, right under his nose. And that someone happens to be the one man Magneto fears most... (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) David Yardin

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Convergence #2
As Telos, the Planet Incarnate, easily defeats the survivors of Earth 2, Thomas Wayne and Dick Grayson set off to find help in the pre-Flashpoint Gotham City. The emotional implication of these worlds colliding comes crashing down when Thomas Wayne confronts this world's Batman, as father meets son!

Plus, Alan Scott's attempts to connect with The Green yield unexpected results, setting our team on a quest to escape the planet. And the cyborgs of Future's End engage in a battle to the death against the reimagined heroes of the Just Imagine Universe, while the city of Superman Red and Blue takes on the opposing forces from GENERATIONS! (W) Jeff King (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado

TRADE PAPERBACK OF THE WEEK

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Injustice: Gods Among Us - Year Two TP
The death of one of their own has divided Earth's protectors as hero turns against hero. As Superman's iron grip on the world tightens, at the edge of the galaxy another grave threat approaches. Collects INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #1-6. (W) Tom Taylor (A) Bruno Redondo & Various (CA) Jheremy Raapack

STATUE OF THE WEEK

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DC Comics Batwoman Bishoujo Statue 
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Continuing the lineup of beautiful bishoujo-inspired statues combining DC Comics' superheroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings is another member of the "Bat Family," BATWOMAN!  While the name has been held by two different versions of the character over the years, this statue represents the current and most popular one by the name of Kate Kane.  She first joined the ranks of Gotham City's inhabitants in 2006's 52 #7 and has gone on to star in her own book in the New 52.  Now Kate appears in the Japanese bishoujo (pretty girl) style based on original character art by world famous illustrator Shunya Yamashita!

Yet another skilled protector and guardian of the city, Batwoman is as beautiful as she is dangerous in this amazing bishoujo presentation.  Her unique pose captures Kate leaning forward slightly as she turns toward you and reaches out to you while one hand holds out her billowing cape.  The heroine's costume is intricately detailed and striking with its sleek bodysuit, boots, utility belt, gloves, and cape all in glossy black and deep red.  Batwoman even comes with two distinct display options for you to choose from whether you prefer her masked with her long wig flowing to match her cape or Kate's unmasked beauty (with a bishoujo twist) and short hair!Sculpted by MIC, the mighty Batwoman stands approximately 10 inches tall (1/7 scale).  Ms. Kane looks fantastic displayed on her own, and even better standing alongside other DC Bishoujo Statues from Kotobukiya like Batgirl! 

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

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The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
When a group of orphaned children are forced to move from their home in London, caretakers Eve (Phoebe Fox) and Jean (Helen McCrory) bring everyone to the desolate and eerie British countryside. 40 years after Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) left, this supernatural horror film introduces this new group to the now abandoned Eel Marsh House; an odd but seemingly safe location. It isn't long before Eve starts to sense that this house is not what it appears to be as the children in her care begin to disappear. As their house of safety becomes a house of horrors, Eve enlists the help of a handsome pilot (Jeremy Irvine) to help investigate what is happening. Eve soon discovers that it may not be a coincidence that she has come to reside in the house inhabited by the Woman in Black.

 
 

Written by Daniel

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Saga #27 
Poor Marko. (W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Fiona Staples

 

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The Walking Dead #140
Life and Death. (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard

 

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Star Wars: Darth Vader #4
Revenge of the Battle Droids??? Vader returns to Geonosis to build his army! The Dark Lord's ascension continues! (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Adi 

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Angela: Asgard's Assassin #5
Superheroic to-do lists are quite the thing. Today, Angela's reads "INVADE MY HOMELAND, WHILST PURSUED BY ASGARDIANS, CARRYING A DEMONIC CHILD WITH ONLY MY SARCASTIC SPACE FRIENDS FOR COMPANY." What will Starlord do when he discovers that Belinda Carlisle has totally lied to him? BECAUSE HEVEN IS A PLACE FULL OF ANGELS OUT TO KILL HIM. Angela makes a difficult decision. Also some easier ones, primarily involving stabbing. (W) Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (A) Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans

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Convergence #1
This is it! The entire DC Universe, from the dawn of time through The New 52, must fight to survive against a threat that bends the Multiverse to its will. Your favorite characters from every era and every forgotten series are all here! But are you going to say hello again just to say goodbye forever? The stakes have never been higher as the heroes of Crisis, Zero Hour, Elseworlds, and more are brought together for Convergence!

In the first issue of this weekly series, Brainiac has collected cities of doomed and forgotten worlds, who must battle each other - and the losers will be destroyed! But why is he forcing this conflict? Join the refugees from Earth-2 as they unlock the truth behind this world that exists outside time and space and is very much alive! Is Brainiac really in control - or is this planet named Telos an unparalleled force of evil? This extra-sized issue is packed with twists and turns and appearances you NEVER thought you'd see - including the heroes from the hit series INJUSTICE! (W) Scott Lobdell, Jeff King (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado

BONUS COMIC OF THE WEEK

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Howard the Duck #2
Howard's first big case has taken him across the universe and landed him in the clutches of THE COLLECTOR! But he's not alone as the very popular ROCKET RACCOON is a prisoner as well! Have you ever seen a comic book sequel to a post-credits scene in a movie? Well, you will now! Join comics legend STAN LEE in reading this issue (I'm assuming he'll read it. Hi Stan!)! (W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Joe Quinones (Note from Daniel - I know that I have five but this one gets an honorable mention just because the first issue was such an enjoyable read and the second issue should not be overlooked.)

HARDCOVER OF THE WEEK

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Avengers by Jonathan Hickman HC Vol #1
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 levels. 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! The team faces the World Breaker and discovers the imminent threat to the Avengers World, Omega Flight encounters a Garden Origin site, Shang-Chi battles an ancient enemy, and the High Evolutionary stakes his claim in the Savage Land! Jonathan Hickman takes Earth's Mightiest Heroes to the next level with big threats, big ideas and big idealism! Collecting AVENGERS (2012) #1-13. (W) Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer (A) Various (CA) Dustin Weaver

STATUE OF THE WEEK

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Batman Black & White Statue
DESIGNED BY DAVE JOHNSON SCULPTED BY MAT BROUILLARD Famed cover artist Dave Johnson takes on The Dark Knight with this new statue in the best-selling line that brings his unique artistic style to life in 3D. Limited Edition of 5,200 Measures Approximately 6.8" Tall.


 
 

Written by Daniel

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Black Science #13
The Dimensionauts take on a new mission: leave every world they visit better than when they found it. But their mettle is put to the test in a plague-ridden society that wants to burn them all at the stake. (W) Rick Remender (A) Matteo Scalera

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Nailbiter #11 
NEW STORY ARC Does the Nailbiter know why sixteen of the world’s worst serial killers all came from the same small town? Does he know the truth? Find out as the Nailbiter...confesses! (W) Joshua Williamson (A) Mike Henderson

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Avengers: Ultron Forever #1
PART 1 OF 3 - THE START OF A THREE-PART AVENGERS EVENT! 500 years into the future, Ultron has won. Humanity is all but extinct - dead or enslaved by the Ultron Singularity. Now, seven Avengers are brought through time by Doctor Doom to battle the machine god for the fate of the cosmos... or die trying! It begins here - an epic adventure spanning the past and future of the Avengers! (W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Alan Davis

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Spider Gwen #3
Police Lieutenant Frank Castle is not a man to be trifled with. His new assignment? GET SPIDER-GWEN. 'Nuff said. (W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez

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George A. Romero's Empire of the Dead Act Three #1
IT'S ZOMBIES VS VAMPIRES-WITH DESPERATE CITIZENS CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE- AS THE LEGENDARY GEORGE ROMERO UNLEASHES THE FINAL CHAPTER IN HIS NEW UNDEAD EPIC! Zombie Autopsy! But is Xavier dead or undead? Dr. Penny Jones may have a nasty surprise coming her way! Who is kidnapping the children of NYC, where are they taking them, and why? The future of Manhattan may rest in the answers! (W) George A. Romero (A) Andrea Mutti (CA) Francesco Mattina


HARD COVER OF THE WEEK

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Absolute Green Arrow By Kevin Smith HC
In these tales from issues #1-15, Green Arrow is back from the dead, leading the Dark Knight to investigate his mysterious return, while a silent killer targets costumed vigilantes... (W) Kevin Smith (A) Phil Hester, Ande Parks (CA) Matt Wagner

ACTION FIGURE OF THE WEEK

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Batman: The Animated Series - The Joker AF
Based on the designs from the hit shows Batman: The Animated Series and New Batman Adventures comes the next wave of your favorite characters: Robin, The Joker, Man-Bat and Poison Ivy! Each figure comes with a display base and episode specific accessories!

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

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The Imitation Game
In "The Imitation Game," Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

 
 

Written by Daniel

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The Walking Dead #139
FROM THE EDGE OF THE WORLD. A new arc begins as our world gets even bigger. (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard

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Wytches #5
In the first half of the opening arc's two-part finale, Charlie descends into the wytches' burrow itself to save his daughter from an unspeakable death. But what horrors await him deep beneath the earth? And what secrets...?
W) Scott Snyder (A) JOCK

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Guardians of the Galaxy #25
Chapter 7 of the BLACK VORTEX! Double-sized spectacular! Rocket and Magik in action! Beast defeated and broken! Gamora on the offensive! Ronan deposed! Star-Lord defiant! Nova gives chase! This issue surely has it all! (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Valerio Schiti

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New Avengers #32
IN TWO MONTHS...TIME RUNS OUT! (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Mike Deodato, Carlos Pacheco (CA) Gabriele Dell'Otto

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Star Wars: Darth Vader #3
When a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? Meet Aphra-the galaxy's foremost raider of lost weaponry! Plus: could these be the deadly droids she's looking for? (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Adi Granov

TRADE PAPERBACK OF THE WEEK

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Hawkeye: Avenging Archer TP
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 super-spies - and the shock ending will leave Clint blindsided! It's high-octane action and intrigue as Hawkeye and Mockingbird take on the world's biggest threats - and each other! Collecting NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION #1-4, HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #1-6, WIDOWMAKER #1-4, HAWKEYE: BLINDSPOT #1-4, HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD SKETCHBOOK, and material from DARK REIGN: NEW NATION #1 and ENTER THE HEROIC AGE #1. (W) Jim McCann, Duane Swierczynski (A) David Lopez & Various (CA) Jo Chen

ACTION FIGURE OF THE WEEK

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Doctor Who Figure Coll #39 Genesis Dalek
From Eaglemoss/Underground Toys. Celebrate 50 years of the Doctor and his greatest monsters with a unique figurine collection based on the world's longest-running sci-fi television series! The series draws from every era of the show and includes all eleven versions of the Doctor plus his greatest monsters. Cast in a specially formulated metallic resin and painted by hand, every 1/21-scale figurine in the collection is sculpted with incredible care and attention to detail. Continue your collection with Jabe from "The End of the World" (#38) and the Dalek Mk. 1 from "Genesis of the Daleks" (#39). 

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece "The Hobbit", by J.R.R. Tolkien. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo's frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.


 
 

Written by Scotty

"The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, an in exchange, put on a mask."
 – Jim Morrison

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One of the things that I have come to love about some of my favorite superheroes, is how they try to stay out of the lime light when they are not rescuing people.  With some hokey secret identities, I have been forced to ask myself, is it really worth it?  I mean, come on, the villains that you are fighting know who you are and what makes you tick, why would trying to keep your powers a secret be a good idea. I get that not wanting people running up to you on the street asking for an autograph or some sort of help when you are trying to buy groceries, but would it not be a better idea to let the world know who you are and what you are capable of before something tragic happens right in front of you?  Many leaders in history have chosen to rule with an iron fist or a big stick for one reason, so you know what they can and will do if crossed. 

So, for my own entertainment purposes, I have made up a small list of some of my favorite superheroes and their identities and if they actually worked.

Iron Man – Ok, we all know that Tony Stark is Iron Man and he has made no attempt to hide it from the world.  After defeating a longtime family friend that only wanted to take his weapons company to the next level, Stark wants to make sure that it is known around the globe that he has the toys and will use them to protect the innocent.  But the main reason I have seen that Stark wants to be known for his good deeds is to feed his ego.  Not saying that this is a bad reason to not hide from the cameras, but it has made his life more difficult and if anyone is looking to attack him, they know just where to find him. 

It works for Stark as he has constructed his own challenges, but he only seems to think about himself in this aspect and never about the ones he holds nearest to his heart.

Superman – I love how a pair of glasses is able to hide the true identity of the last son of Krypton.  Working at the Daily Planet has proven to be a good career move for Clark Kent, but for some reason, he lets his secret slip.  Not only does Lois Lane find out who the most powerful man is in the city, but also Jimmy who does not know what to do with the information.  Now Superman is always looking to make sure that nobody is unjustly hurt or harmed in anyway, but it seems that his biggest foes know more about him than he knows about himself.  Even though they are not able to pinpoint who the man of steel is, they know his weaknesses and that seems to be more damaging to him than anything else.

This is kind of a tossup in my mind since Kent can never seem to keep his identity a secret when it comes to love…and removing his glasses.  And with everyone looking to bring Superman down, his foes know his weakness which is much more costly than him coming clean about who he really is.

X-Men – Now this group does not get all fancy and put on special costumes when they go out to fight the injustice in the world, but they do keep their powers hidden from everyone.  With the fear of persecution, they try not to introduce anything to the outside world that can lead to them being hunted by the authorities.  This is the same as a secret identity, since they are not willing to be themselves when walking the streets.  When people find out about what the mutants are able to do, they seem to have their mind erased, so they have no recollection as to what has just happened.  With their main foes being other mutants, this is a safe group, but when the authorities’ are able to find out what they really are, all bets are off. Staying hidden from the world seems to be the best answer for this group, although I do not like to admit it.  Without knowing who their true enemies are, it is best that they stay hidden until they are able to formulate a plan of attack.

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Batman – Oh yes, Mr. Bruce Wayne.  I have always loved watching as Bruce has tried to hide his identity for all this time.  He always wants to come clean about who and what he is, but he fears what will happen to him once it comes to light.  In several storylines, Bruce does not want to be in the middle of the spotlight for everyone to watch over, so he chooses to stay away from it, but it makes him a much bigger target for the villains that are looking for quick and easy payday.  With only a select few knowing of his nightly deeds, Bruce is careful about who he will let into his little circle of trust and even though his enemies do not know of his true identity, they can schedule a meeting with the Bat by just kicking on his signal.

This is one secret identity that I agree with.  Keeping the villains at bay by not letting them find out who the man behind the mast really is, but just letting them know he is out there.

Spiderman – I do not understand the recent outcry of hatred towards the web slinger these days.  Everyone seems to have a problem with one of the best masked characters in the business.  Peter Parker is just trying to make ends meet with a day job and wants to protect the innocent in his spare time.  But sometimes doing the right thing in his city is not the right thing at all as he finds out from the paper’s editor.  Wanting to make sure to keep his family and loved ones safe is his primary concern when the villains come knocking, but for some reason, they all seem to know exactly who he is.  Even a train full of pedestrians know exactly who the hero is, but they chose to keep their mouths shut since that is his wish.

This is a funny one to think about since Peter never seems to catch a break and it would appear to be a benefit to his livelihood to let the world know who he is.  But he does not seek fame and fortune, he just wants to do the right thing and help people.  With or without the mask, he is hunted by his foes, but being a local hero, he will have plenty of people coming to his aide if needed.

That is my list for this time, I am sure some people out there will be upset that I left your favorites off of it, but I am just going through the ones I have grown up with and learned to love over the years.  I am sure this is not the last I will have on the subject as there are so many great heroes out there that deserve their time under the little microscope and I hope to bring out some more.  Please feel free to comment and shoot me a line if I missed something about one of the above listed or someone that I should have added to list other than Spiderman since nobody seems to like the poor guy anymore.  Until next time, keep your eyes peeled to the skies, you never know who will be flying over.

 
 

Written by Daniel

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The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars #1
"MAN IN SPACE" Only when he's lost in space does the great Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, find his true calling. THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS is back with all new stories told in a brand-new format. (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Pitarra The greatest FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE book in the long history of man returns in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS: THE SUN BEYOND THE STARS.

 

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Magneto #16
S.H.I.E.L.D. Briar Raleigh. Red Skull. Nazi Officer Hitzig. As Magneto forges ahead, building his new stronghold amidst the ashes of Genosha, he banishes every demon who might prevent him from completing his mission. But he may find that some demons are more persistent than others... (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) David Yardin

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Star Wars: Princess Leia #2
When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. When her rescue came, she grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance and helping strike the biggest blow against the Empire-the destruction of the Death Star. But in the aftermath of that victory, the question remains...what is a princess without a world? Writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, S.H.I.E.L.D.) and artist Terry Dodson (Avengers & X-Men: Axis, Uncanny X-Men) bring us a story of Leia's quest to help her people and find her place in the galaxy.

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Spread #6
Spreadworms, Sirens, Raiders, Cannibals, The Preacher. Everything collides. Almost everybody dies. The first arc ends here. (W) Justin Jordan (A) Kyle Strahm


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Outcast #7
"THE ROAD BEFORE US" In light of recent revelations, Kyle feels like he's starting to piece together the answers he's looking for. But while he feels a new sense of purpose... is Reverend Anderson's life falling apart? (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Paul Azaceta

TRADE PAPERBACK OF THE WEEK

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Deadpool's Art of War TP
Sun Tzu's Art of War has been called the definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It 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 that his version outsells the original? Make sure the world is at war when it comes out! But Deadpool soon finds it's easier starting a war than it is keeping the war under his control! Now, Loki has imprisoned 'Pool and is about to conquer Earth! Fortunately, Deadpool knows the art of war, right? (He does, that's sort of the point. He's teaching you about war in this series.) Will Deadpool's war destroy Earth - or make him a best-selling author? Collecting DEADPOOL'S ART OF WAR #1-4. (W) Peter David (A/CA) Scott Koblish


FIGURE OF THE WEEK

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Pop! Big Trouble in Little China Lo Pan Vinyl Figure
The characters of the John Carpenter/Kurt Russell cult film Big Trouble in Little China join Funko's fan-favorite POP! Vinyl Figures line! Each figure stands 3 3/4" tall and features an urban, stylized design. Choose from Jack Burton, Lo Pan, Gracie Law, Lightning, Thunder, and Rain. Collect them all! Window box packaging.

 
 

Written by Daniel

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East of West #18
"THE PATH OF THE PROPHET" The last days of the world are upon us, and one man has become the living word of the apocalypse. This is the story of Ezra Orion and his unholy resurrection.  (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta

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Shutter #10
Kate Kristopher in Slumberland. (W) Joe Keatings (A) Leila Del Duca


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Spiderman 2099 #10
Miguel O'Hara has finally found his way back to 2099! But none other than the malicious Maestro has taken control of the dimension! Looks like Spidey may have to call in some Strange backup. (W) Peter David (A) Will Sliney (CA) Francesco Mattina

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Thor #6
WHO IS THOR? That's the question on everyone's lips. Most especially Prince Odinson of Asgard. This issue, he starts to narrow down the list of suspects. Meanwhile, tensions continue to flare between the All-Mother and All-Father, Malekith forges his most dangerous pact yet, and Thor prepares to face her greatest challenge! (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman

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Spider Gwen #2
WHO IS THE VULTURE?! Gwen finds herself between a rock (this vulture) and a hard place (the entire NYPD)! Don't miss this second issue of the Spider-Character who set the world on fire! (W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez

TRADE PAPERBACK OF THE WEEK

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George Romero's Empire of the Dead TP Act Two
It's zombies vs. vampires vs. an invading Southern militia as the legendary George Romero unleashes the next chapter in his ferocious undead epic! Welcome back to a very different New York City, still 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! As Mayor Chandrake makes deadly power plays, are Barnum and Penny vampires? Can Dixie control the rogue militia? What is Jo and Xavier's fate? And what's worse for the city's few remaining normal residents: the roaming flesh-eaters who seem to grow smarter every day, the ruling blood-suckers struggling to stay in power or the militia bent on pillaging the city? Collecting GEORGE ROMERO'S EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT TWO #1-5. (W) George A. Romero (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Alexander Lozano

STATUE OF THE WEEK

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Batman 1966 Catwoman Maquette Diorama
Tweeterhead  is proud to announce the release of Catwoman, the first in a limited-edition series of classic Batman television series character maquettes. Sculpted by the batastic Trevor Grove, this stunning 1/6-scale maquette stands 11.5" in height and features a purrrrrfect likeness of Julie Newmar as everyone's favorite Feline Fatale! 

 
 

Written by Daniel

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Saga #26
Gwendolyn's quest takes an interesting turn. (W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Fiona Staples

 

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Black Science #12
Stranded deeper in the Onion than ever before, lost in the void, the Dimensionauts set out on a bold new course: no longer merely explorers on the frontier of forbidden science, can they become saviors of the Eververse?! Strap in for the start of the second year of BLACK SCIENCE, as RICK REMENDER (DEADLY CLASS, Captain America) and MATTEO SCALERA (DEAD BODY ROAD, Secret Avengers) take you on a sci-fi high adventure a billion dimensions deep! (W) Rick Remender (A) Matteo Scalera

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Princess Leia #1
When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. When her rescue came, she grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance and helping strike the biggest blow against the Empire -- the destruction of the Death Star. But in the aftermath of that victory, the question remains...what is a princess without a world? Writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, S.H.I.E.L.D.) and artist Terry Dodson (Avengers & X-Men: Axis, Uncanny X-Men) bring us a story of Leia's quest to help her people and find her place in the galaxy.

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Avengers #42
IN TWO MONTHS...TIME RUNS OUT! (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) Scott Kolins

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Return of the Living Deadpool #2
The world is overrun by deadly zombies and deadlier Deadpools! Did Liz really find a good Deadpool out of the chaotic hordes? If she wants to live through the night, she has to hope so! (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Nicole Virella (CA) Jay Shaw

TRADE PAPERBACK OF THE WEEK

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Nailbiter Vol #2: Bloody Hands
Army interrogator Nicholas Finch is hot on the trail of why sixteen of the world's worst serial killers are all from the same small town, but his path to answers is littered with deadly intentions. There are dark forces that don't want the secrets of Buckaroo and its murderous past to be revealed. And the Nailbiter himself has to deal with being thrown in the spotlight again! Guest-stars ultimate comic writer BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS! (W) Joshua Williamson (A) Mike Henderson

STATUE OF THE WEEK

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Joker and Harley Quinn Statue
Inspired from the iconic cover BATMAN: HARLEY QUINN #1, DC Collectibles brings your favorite deranged duo of Harley and Mr. J to life! Limited Edition of 5,200. Measures Approximately 12.5" Tall.  SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER


 
 

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Spider-Gwen #1
SPIDER-GWEN SPINS INTO HER OWN SERIES! BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series - SPIDER-GWEN! Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew that already. What you DON'T know is what friends and foes are waiting for her in the aftermath of Spider-Verse! From the fan-favorite creative team that brought you Spider-Gwen's origin story in EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE, Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez! (W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez

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Batman #19
"Endgame" part 5. The Joker is back! The penultimate issue of the Clown Prince of Crime's horrifying return! Plus, in the backup story, the inmates and Mahreen finally learn the truth about The Joker! (W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV (A) Greg Capullo & Various (CA) Greg Capullo

 

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Darth Vader #2
The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience's dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire's war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man) and artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: No More Humans) bring us a peek behind the mask of evil! (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Adi Granov

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New Avengers #30
TIME RUNS OUT (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Alan Davis

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Sinestro #10
Sinestro's siege of Warworld has gone badly, and now Mongul is more powerful than ever. The leader of the Yellow Lanterns still may have a trick or two up his sleeve, but then, so does the planetary dictator with a grudge. (W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy

TRADE PAPERBACK OF THE WEEK

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New Avengers: Other Worlds Trade Paperback Vol #3
The Multiverse is slowly collapsing, destroying entire dimensions, and the Illuminati must combat the ever-increasing Incursions. As they meet the Mapmakers, cartographers of the Apocalypse, they discover the Black Swan's secrets and cope with their own personal challenges. Black Bolt's kingdom remains in chaos; the release of the Terrigen Bomb has split the Inhumans and upset the natural world. Reed Richards transforms one of his greatest inventions in order to view the death of worlds, as Dr. Strange considers selling his soul. Black Panther, cast from his kingdom, seeks to end the Wakandan war with Atlantis - and avenge Namor's slaughter of his people. There's no turning back for the Illuminati. They'll pay the price for their sins. But must these new Avengers destroy a perfect world so that the Earth can live? Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2013) #13.INH and #14-17. (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Simone Bianchi, Rags Morales (CA) Mike Deodato

ACTION FIGURE OF THE WEEK

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Figure Set
From MEDICOM Toy. Based on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 film, Medicom's Amazing Spider-Man Miracle Action Figure is the most dynamic and detailed 6" figure on the market! Available exclusively through PREVIEWS, this figure recreates Andrew Garfield in his costume from the new film, and expands on the Asia-only MAF EX release in a new deluxe set.  Accessories include a magnetized wall for Spidey to climb on, an additional "unmasked" Peter Parker head, bullhorn, manhole cover, skateboard and cell phone accessories and webbing to wrap up every member of the Sinister Six! 

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

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Lego Justice League vs. Bizarro League
Justice League vs. Bizarro League - Batman has just joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman's bad (but well-meaning) clone Bizarro and his creation of the Bizarro League, but an even bigger threat forces the two leagues to join forces! The film comes with a bonus LEGO minifig!