Written by Daniel

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The Sandman Overture #3
The armies of the night are gathering. The universe is beginning its final dance. Morpheus, far from home, walks the path of madness, accompanied only by himself. (W) Neil Gaiman (A) J. H. Williams (CA) Dave McKean

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Black Science #7
THE SECOND ARC OF THE SMASH SCI-FI HIT BEGINS HERE! The mystery of the onion's truth unfolds the deeper one travels. The mythology of the Eververse unveils new truths and new dangers. The team is hurled to a seemingly alien world that holds the key to their true purpose. For what is magic but science that we don't yet understand? (W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Matteo Scalera, Dean White

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East of West #14
"WARBOUND" The Endless Nation makes the first cut in the carcass once called America. The Apocalypse marches on in EAST OF WEST #14. (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta

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Guardians of the Galaxy #17
With some new faces on the team, it might be time for the Guardians to have a little team-building vacation. Or, you know, they could keep fighting alien warlords and galactic empires. Guess they'll have to plan that team-building retreat for next month (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Ed McGuinness


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Sinestro #4
Sinestro and Hal Jordan cross paths for the first time since Sinestro brutally murdered the Guardians! Can Hal stop Sinestro from assembling a universe-threatening army? And even more crucial: SHOULD he? (W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Rags Morales

TRADE PAPERBACK OF THE WEEK

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Locke & Key Covers of Gabriel Rodriguez HC
Over the six-year run of Locke & Key, series co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez made the transition from promising artist to a celebrated and sought-after talent. Praised for his architect's precision, deftness with subtle details, and his limitless imagination, Rodriguez brought the bright notes and dark beats of L&K to life. Now, enjoy each comic book and hardcover collection cover in this special volume that celebrates one of the most promising artists of our generation. (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez

STATUE OF THE WEEK

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DC Comics Batgirl Artfx Statue New 52
Featuring Batgirl's armor design based on her appearance in the New 52, Batgirl steps straight from the page in this highly detailed sculpt. Batgirl stands confident and ready, hands on her hips with her cape and hair flowing in the breeze. Display alone or alongside other ARTFX+ statues, such as the Justice League or other characters from the Bat-family such as Batman and Nightwing.

 
 

Written by Daniel

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Life With Archie #36
History is in the making in this epic finale to the acclaimed series Life With Archie, as America's most beloved character makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a friend. The unthinkable happens: Archie Andrews dies! Fans will experience an epic tale of Archie's future sure to make headlines, generate discussion and stand as one of the most-talked about Archie stories of all time. Do not miss this game-changing tale of love, friendship, and heroism. This double-sized issue combines all the material from Life with Archie comic issues #36 and #37. (W) Paul Kupperberg (A) Bob Smith & Various (CA) Fernando Ruiz & Various

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Saga #21
Not every robot is lucky enough to be born a royal. (W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples

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Afterlife With Archie #6
"The Nether-Realm." The unthinkable has happened: Riverdale has become Ground Zero for the zombie apocalypse, and the surviving members of our gang have been forced to flee their beloved home. However terrible things have been for Archie and friends, they've been much worse for Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Banished to witches' purgatory after using the dreaded Necronomicon, she's now fighting for her immortal soul! A perfect entry-point for new readers as the smash horror TEEN+ hit continues! Definitely not for all ages! (W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A) Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli (CA) Francesco Francavilla

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Doctor Who 10th #1
The Tenth Doctor is back, in an all-new ongoing series! New companion, new foes, unforgettable new horizons! Allons-y! The Eisner Award-winning Nick Abadzis and fan favorite Elena Casagrande take control of the TARDIS for the first five-issue arc with the Tenth Doctor, portrayed by David Tennant! Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family's New York laundrette, dreaming of college and bigger, better, and brighter things. So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations, talking about an infestation of psychic aliens, she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands. After Donna's tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong - if she survives the night! (W) Nick Abadzis (A) Elena Casagrande

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #2
The Turtles' journey through time continues, and the next stop is Feudal Japan! The Turtles will meet some familiar faces and be forced to make one of the most important decisions of their lives. Will stopping the Shredder mean the end of the Turtles as we know them? (W) Erik Burnham (A) Charles Paul Wilson (CA) David Peterson

TRADE PAPERBACK OF THE WEEK

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The Walking Dead Vol. 21: All Out War Part 2 TP
Alexandria has been destroyed. Can Rick rally the other communities against Negan's army? Collects THE WALKING DEAD #121-126 (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Cliff Rathburn & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart

FIGURE OF THE WEEK

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Marvel Chess Fig Venom Black Pawn
The Marvel Chess Collection is a new bi-weekly series offering the comic fan and chess lover alike the chance to collect a unique chess set, featuring some of the greatest and most loved Marvel characters. The first set in the Marvel Chess Collection consists of the greatest heroes and villains from across the Marvel Universe. Will Spider-Man survive against Venom? Can Captain America overcome the villainous Red Skull? Or will the forces of evil defeat the assembled heroes? With the Marvel Chess Collection the battle is in your hands!

 
 

Written by John Edward Betancourt

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Three siblings, all from royalty.  A mission awaits them, given to them by a goddess they know only through her voice, courtesy of their dreams.  It is a journey that will force them to grapple with a choice, the future, or their family.  

If that sounds intriguing, believe me it is.  That fantastic concept is courtesy of author Robin Childs (a.k.a. Robin Dempsey) the brains behind the awesome comic series, Ley Lines. 

We have covered Robin's incredible work before with good reason, this fantasy adventure of hers instantly draws you in.  It is in a nutshell, as epic as they come.  So much in fact that Robin has two volumes of this story available.  But what makes the story so compelling?  After all a fantasy adventure is awesome but it needs something more to truly find its way into our hearts.  

Well when it comes to Ley Lines the material is relatable.  You'll find storylines that deal with political conspiracy, or family.  All things we discuss or deal with in our daily lives.  But while we can connect with the material, it is the sprawling world that continues to impress.  

If anything, Robin has created an incredible universe, one so rich in its storytelling that the time has come for the third volume of her work and she has started a Kickstarter campaign to get the third volume of these wonderful stories into print.  Robin is well known for offering some incredible incentives when it comes to her Kickstarter campaigns and this go round is no exception. In fact perhaps one of the coolest incentives I see, is the Dream Eater's TOTALLY TRUE (I swear) Trickster Tales! a collection of short stories, comics and illustrations.  

The Kickstarter alone is worth a look and take it from us, this whole storyline is one to check out and one worth supporting.  

Ley Lines Volume Three Kickstarter:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2088273372/leylines-in-print-volume-3
Ley Lines Homepage: http://leylinescomic.com/

 
 

Written by Daniel

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Manifest Destiny #8
Neither land nor water is safe from this new breed of river monster... (W) Chris Dingess (A/CA) Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni

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Teen Titans #1
Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker and Beast Boy step out of the shadows of the adult heroes of the DC Universe to offer bold, exciting and sometime dangerous ideas on how to protect a world full of superpowered teenagers - any one of whom could be the next heroic figure or major villain! (W) Will Pfeifer (A/CA) Kenneth Rocafort

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Magneto #7
Magneto is on a one-man mission to safeguard the future of mutantkind by any means necessary. So far, he's done so by eliminating human threats...But what happens when it's MUTANTS who pose a threat to their own species? Will Magneto cross a line and raise his hand to his own kind? And if so, just how far will he go? (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Javier Fernandez Barranco, Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Declan Shalvey


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The Last Fall #1
Marcus Fall is a battle-hardened soldier in a long-running inter-planetary war. After multiple combat tours, Fall is finally able to leave the military and return to his beloved wife and son. But his happy homecoming comes to a tragic end when a suicide bomber murders his family. Devastated, Fall returns to the war with one bloody mission in mind: revenge against the enemy... every last one of them. (W) Tom Waltz (A/CA) Casey Maloney

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Robin Rises: Omega #1
The hunt for Robin is over, and the battle joined! But Batman's family feud with Ra's al Ghul is about to erupt into something bigger when it's interrupted by the forces of Apokolips! This epic story continues in this month's BATMAN AND ROBIN #33! (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Andy Kubert, Jonathan Glapion (CA) Andy Kubert

HARD COVER OF THE WEEK

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Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years HC
This amazing Batman best-of collection includes stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27, 83, 211, 216, 327, 359, 395, 442, 474, 574, 633, 711, 757 and 821, BATMAN #1, 49, 181, 497, BATMAN #2 (THE NEW 52), WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #94, DC SPECIAL SERIES #21 and BATMAN SPECIAL #1! (W) Bill Finger & Various (A) Bob Kane & Various (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams

STATUE OF THE WEEK

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Marvel Spider-Woman Bishoujo Statue
Based on an illustration by Japanese illustrator Shunya Yamashita, Spider-Woman looks better than ever in her iconic outfit. Crouched at the ready, her hair flowing in the breeze, the beautifully sculpted Spider-Woman is prepared to leap into action at a moment's notice. Display either masked or unmasked with the included optional face sculpt. Display Spider-Woman alone or alongside other Marvel Comics bishoujo statues.

 
 

Written by Daniel

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Shutter #4
Kate Kristopher has left the life she built to confront the life she left behind-and here there be monsters. (W) Joe Keatinge (A/CA) Leila Del, Owen Gieni


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Grayson #1
Dick Grayson. Former sidekick. Former Super Hero. Former dead man. And now...agent of Spyral?! A thrilling new chapter of Dick Grayson's life begins in this new, ongoing series. It's a super-spy thriller that will shock you and prove one thing: You might think you know Nightwing - but you don't know Dick. (W) Tim Seeley (A) Mikel Janin (CA) Andrew Robinson

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Spiderman 2099 #1
ALL-NEW SERIES FROM THE PAGES OF AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! The book you have been demanding for months finally hits the stands! Miguel O'Hara is Spider-Man in the year 2099 but he's currently stuck in the year 2014. He was stranded here by his father who is the head of an evil corporation called Alchemax in 2099. But in 2014, Alechmax has just been formed and Miguel has a chance to stop its corruption before it starts! You'd think being a man out of time would make you a man without enemies, but Spider-Man 2099 is about to discover that he's not the only one hoping for a better tomorrow, one that might be ensured by The Adjustor eliminating Miguel from the time stream altogether! Join comics legend (and Spider-Man 2099 creator) Peter David and breakthrough artist Will Sliney (Superior Spider-Man Team-up) for the most adventure you'll find in a book this side of the twenty second century! (W) Peter David (A) Will Sliney (CA) J. Scott Campbell 


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The Walking Dead #129
Even now, they still find new ways to dispose of the dead. (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart

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Spread #1
Ten years ago, we dug too deep. We unleashed something ancient that couldn't be controlled. Something that couldn't be stopped, twisting everything it touched into more of itself.
The Spread. Humanity was nearly destroyed before we found a way to slow the Spread to a crawl. Now, deep inside the quarantined zone, one man has found the key to stopping it forever: a baby girl. And if he can save her, he might save the world. (W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Kyle Strahm


TRADE PAPERBACK OF THE WEEK

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Nightwing Vol 4. - Second City
After The Joker's attack on the Bat-family, Nightwing finds himself in a new city with an unlikely ally, The Prankster. Together they are hunted by the mysterious Mask Killer while Dick tries to find the man who killed his parents, Tony Zullo. Collects NIGHTWING #19-24. (W) Kyle Higgins (A) Brett Booth & Various (CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund


STATUE OF THE WEEK

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DC Comics Super Heroes Green Arrow Bust> DESIGNED BY JIM LEE SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP Your collection will score a bull's-eye with this awe inspiring bust of the Emerald Archer, Green Arrow! Limited Edition of 2500 * Measures Approximately 5.5" Tall.

 
 

Written by Shae

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Every once in a while, you find that amazing place where you can feel at home. A place where all the things you could possibly imagine, and more, are on endless shelves. Well, if you live in the great state of Colorado, you are in luck. Time Warp Comics is located in Boulder, and is one of he best comic shops that I have ever had the pleasure of going to. I first discovered this place when my friend Dan took me there. He had been coming for a long time and thought it would be right up my alley. So, we went and I got to shop for Mattie's birthday. Which, I later forgot about the Deadpool comics I bought her until nearly a month after her birthday, but that's besides the point.

The first thing to notice in the shop is the large statue cases right by the front door. The amount of statues and busts that is there for purchase is so gorgeous, I wish I was able to buy them all. Thankfully, they have a statue or bust for everyone. From Marvel to DC to everything in between, there's even a lot of various other comic statues and ones I didn't even know were in statue form. Like The Walking Dead! There is this gorgeous Michonne statue that I want for my dining room table. I'm not even joking right now. They also have a lot of plushes for you anime fans. It's hard not to buy all of those. Of course, they have Pops figures, which we all know is one of my major addictions. And of course, the selection of action figures there are so vast, it's hard pick a single one. Believe me, it's even harder to not pick several.

Venture beyond that, however, and there is a whole other world waiting to be discovered. Rows of comics in sleeves, waiting to be plucked and read, all sit in an alluring array. Shelves lined with books of all kinds, beg to be read. There is a section dedicated to the newest comics, and the rest is waiting to be searched for those long lost gems most stores simply don't have. With so much to choose from, there is no argument of Marvel or DC, just wonderful and beautiful comics. There are so many comics, the shelves are made of thick sheets of wood held up by cinderblocks; it's a unique way to hold all those comics!

Beyond the comics on the shelves; the figures hung on the wall; the posters in the back; there are also the people that work there. Kind, outgoing people who are as in love with this store as the people who come in, make Time Warp that much more special. It's a store that feels as welcoming as a friends house, with a staff as warm as those very friends we have.

If you're looking for a comic shop to call home, this is my absolute favorite place to go. For me, the drive is well worth it. I could get lost in that store, and often have spent many an hour there.

 
 

Written by Daniel

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East of West #13
"BUSILLIS" Our first good look inside the Lair. The Son of Death and Xiaolain make his move. The beast roams free in EAST OF WEST #13. (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta


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Rocket Raccoon #1
ALL-NEW, IN-CONTINUITY SERIES! As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of galactic battles. He's been a hero to the weak, a champion of good, a protector of the innocent, a heartthrob to the many intergalactic female species and now--a raccoon on the run?! ( I'm sorry, I'm sorry, a "formidable-and-expert-Guardian" on the run. Rocket is NOT a raccoon, okay?) Rocket's high-flying life of adventure and heroism may soon be a thing of the past when he becomes a wanted man-and the authorities are not the only one on his TAIL! (We'll definitely be overusing that pun!) Superstar creator Skottie Young brings his A-game as writer and artist on the series we've been waiting decades for. Because let's be real, this is the only Guardian of the Galaxy you actually care about. Am I right? (W/A/CA) Skottie Young

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Original Sin #5
Find out the secret history of the Unseen! What is the Original Sin? (W) Jason Aaron (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco


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Nailbiter #3
As the morgue continues to fill with new dead bodies, the citizens of Buckaroo violently demand that Sheriff Crane and Officer Finch arrest the Nailbiter. But in a town full of killers...anyone could be a suspect. (W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Mike Henderson 


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Southern Bastards #3
Earl Tubb's one-man war to clean up Craw County begins to rage out of control, as it claims its first casualty. (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Jason Latour

HARD COVER OF THE WEEK

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Maxx Maxximized Vol. 1 HC
Sam Kieth's own quirky brand of brilliance has been wowing fans and inspiring cartoonists for more than 25 years. As one of the earliest creators for Image Comics, Kieth created The Maxx, a homeless superhero who lives in a box. Both Maxx and his social worker friend Julie share adventures in both the real world and in "the Outback," a fantasy realm inhabited by their jungle-inspired totems. (W) Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs (A/CA) Sam Kieth 

ACTION FIGURES OF THE WEEK

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Arkham Asylum Joker/Harley/Batman/Scare Crow AF 4 Pack
Three of the most dangerous inmates of Arkham Asylum unite to take down Batman. Based on the designs of the hit Batman: Arkham Asylum videogame comes this action figure 4-Pack with new deco!
SCARECROW - 6"
BATMAN - 6.75"
HARLEY QUINN - 6.6"
THE JOKER - 6.6"

 
 

Written by John Edward Betancourt

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So it came to pass, the Last Son of Krypton, the world's greatest protector, a man made of steel had fallen in the streets of Metropolis, defending it with his life.  The world was stunned and all would morn the passing of Superman, but his death...was only temporary.  Yes, the Return of Superman was the only logical plot line to follow his death and DC Comics pulled out all the stops.

Following his demise at the hands of Doomsday, the Man of Steel is entombed within a shrine an the world seems to be a worse place. But in his absence, there seems to be hope as four men, each bearing the seal of the house of El upon their chest step in to save the day, and the world will never be the same.  

I have to admit, the entire story of how Superman returned was to me, as compelling as the story that came before it.  We had no clue who was who in this "Reign of the Supermen", minus of course Steel since John Henry Irons was born on earth. But the other three...well, they all looked like the Man of Steel, and appeared to have his genetic makeup and it made for incredible storytelling.  

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After all, the storyline did a fine job of slowly revealing the true origins of these Supermen and the big reveal of the one who looked to be the legit rebirth of Superman, the Cyborg, turned out to be one of the nastiest villains I've seen in the pages of comics in a long time.  

I mean, hey, he only blew up Coast City and wasted 7 million innocent people, no big deal right?  Oddly enough, my brother and I were split on who was the real Superman.  My money was on the Eradicator since he seemed like a man who had dealt with death and my bro was all about the Cyborg and well...we were both wrong, since it turned out the real Kal-El was healing inside the Fortress of Solitude all this time. 

Either way, this was a story arc that completely pulled me in.  I not only wanted to see Superman return badly, but I could not wait to see how he came back to life after being devastated by Doomsday.  There was a little more to the Doomsday and Superman dynamic, but we will save that...until next time.  

 
 

Written by Daniel

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Saga #20
Something terrible happens. (W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples 

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Guardians of the Galaxy #16
Starlord on the run from a mysterious new adversary-alone without the aid of the Guardians! (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Nick Bradshaw


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Amazing Spiderman #3
Because of her last encounter with Spider-Man, Felicia Hardy lost everything. Now the Black Cat is back, and she doesn't want any apologies or excuses... just REVENGE. Plus: Spidey teams up with a real hero, fireman Pedro Olivera...who just happens to be the current boyfriend to one Mary Jane Watson. And...more on you-know-who from the opening scene back in ASM #1. You know who we're talking about. Yeah, that's right. You better not miss this one! (W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Humberto Ramos


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Batman #32
The penultimate issue of ZERO YEAR is here! Batman gets one step closer to the endgame with The Riddler as the final chapter of ZERO YEAR: SAVAGE CITY draws closer to its stunning finale! (W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki (CA) Greg Capullo

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Wolverine #9
Stranded in Japan, Logan confronts his future...and it ain't a bright one. It's all led up to this - the next chapter of Wolverine's life begins now! Three Months to Die - The title says it all! (W) Paul Cornell (A) Kris Anka (CA) Steve McNiven

TRADE PAPERBACK OF THE WEEK

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 1 TP
In these stories from issues #1-6, things in the DC Universe have changed after Superman is tricked into destroying the one thing he loves most. Now the heroes of our world must decide whether they are with Superman or against him. (W) Tom Taylor (A) Jheremy Raapack & Various


STATUE OF THE WEEK

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DC Comics Cover Girls Poison Ivy Statue
DESIGNED BY STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS The line of statues designed by artist Stanley "Artgerm" Lau featuring the fantastic female heroes and villains of DC Comics continues with this breathtaking figure of Arkham Asylum inmate Poison Ivy that'll leave you itching for more. Limited Edition of 5,200 / Measures Approximately 9.7" Tall 


 
 

Written by John Edward Betancourt

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It was an event big enough, that I found out about it on the six o'clock news.  One that as a young boy left me in complete and utter shock...The Death of Superman.  

Yes, we see comic book characters die all the time anymore, but I remember the day DC Comics killed off one of the most recognizable characters in the history of pop culture as a whole and it is a story that is still big and sweeping enough for me to go back and revisit whenever I have the time.  

For those unfamiliar with the story line, buried on earth was a massive and monstrous creature. Covered in thick skin and jutting bone, the creature known as Doomsday emerged from the depths of our world to go on a rampage.  A monster of incredible power, Doomsday managed to beat down the ranks of the Justice League before finally meeting its match...Superman.  But their battle leaves Metropolis in ruins and worst of all, leaves the world without its greatest hero. 

When I first heard that the end was near for Superman, I made it a point to know the entire story, after all, this is the first superhero I had ever known thanks to my dad and it only seemed right to know exactly what force in his world could stop a man of steel.   

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Needless to say I made sure to do extra chores, to earn whatever allowance I could to have enough cash to grab as many issues of this story as I could.  I took advantage of every opportunity to read a back issue of the Doomsday storyline when my family went to the grocery store since thankfully, there was a comic book store nearby.  

But little could prepare my young mind for the utter devastation I would feel when I picked up issue 75 to read the horrors within as I lay witness to Superman's untimely death. 

As a young boy, this is a story that I look back upon with great fondness simply because of the fact that it completely and utterly captivated me.  Doomsday was chilling to see on the pages as the writers and artists slowly revealed the creature's hideous form and the fact that it was simply a force of nature in many ways made the story even more incredible.  But of course the big stunner was that Superman was indeed dead.  It really didn't seem possible but there he was, lying still atop the ruins of Metropolis as Lois wept.

It was a powerful image, a powerful comic series and in many ways it revitalized my love for comics with its incredible story arc, and the story arc that was to come.  I know some are not a fan of this particular moment in DC Comics' history, but for me...it was a bold and powerful story that stunned me to no end and I wasn't kidding when I said that there are times I pull out the trade paperback of the entire saga and find myself in awe once again.