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Review: Star Trek/Green Lantern: Spectrum War TPB

Layout 1When it comes to crossovers, there has definitely been a mixed bag of possibilities, and I can honestly say that they rarely pull them off to successful results. What usually prevents crossover events form being successful, are the amount of restraint of stepping on each other toes, as they don’t want to disrespect each other’s properties. Case and point, is the oft remembered crossover event on television back in the 1960s between Batman and Green Hornet, which had detractors on both sides of the event. Eventually, to appease both groups of fans, they had two different endings, that appeared on their respective shows.

Within the realm of comics, such endeavors faced similar challenges, as I remember the elusive and highly cherished crossover event between The Teen Titans and the Uncanny X-Men.  I remember as a kid, it being sold out everywhere, and whatever copies were out there, were already behind a glass window in most comic shops. I know there were initially plans for a sequel, but both houses of Marvel and DC, could not come to a mutual agreement. Only if they would have came to agreement, who knows how many more crossovers it would have yielded.

Fast forward to 2015, DC and IDW have created a crossover event, worthy to be regarded as one of the best in the collective histories of both publishing houses and as far as space operas go, they have definitely lifted the bar. Within this story, the USS Enterprise is en rout to Nodell-16, where they find a dead body of one of the Guardians, Ganthet. Shortly thereafter, three of the crewmembers are chosen by rings, as well as one of Star Trek’s more insidious villains, Chang. By story’s end, many iconic villains and heroes form both franchises reenter their respective universes, face off in epic battles and once again, what was wrong, is righted.

Overall, an interesting story from beginning to end, and I must say, with all of the cameos throughout the story, it feels like what you want a crossover to feel like. The story by Mike Johnson shows his reverence and love for both franchises while remembering to keep it fun. The art by Angel Hernandez definitely seems to cater to the Star Trek franchise, but it gives the Green Lanterns, a nice look as well. Altogether, an excellent crossover, which I hope there will be more of, as one can definitely see the promise.

Story: Mike Johnson Art: Angel Hernandez
Story: 10 Art: 9.8 Overall: 9.9 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Star Trek/Green Lantern #6 (of 6)

Star Trek/Green Lantern #6 (of 6)

Mike Johnson (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Stephen Mooney (c)

It’s the final chapter of the crossover event of 2015! The dead have risen. Heroes have fallen. The last survivors of Starfleet and the Lantern Corps join together to fight the greatest threat the galaxy has ever known. Who will be left standing? Don’t miss the shocking events that will change the future of both franchises forever!

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Preview: Star Trek/Green Lantern #5 (of 6)

Star Trek/Green Lantern #5 (of 6)

Mike Johnson (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • David Williams (c)

The galactic civil war reaches a critical point as the Yellow Lantern Klingons, Orange Lantern Romulans, and Red Lantern Gorn fight for supremacy, with Hal Jordan, James T. Kirk, and the crew of the Enterprise caught in the middle! It’s a dark night for the Federation… and the arrival of Nekron and his Black Lanterns will only make things worse! Don’t miss the penultimate chapter in the blockbuster crossover event of 2015!

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Preview: Star Trek/Green Lantern #4 (of 6)

Star Trek/Green Lantern #4 (of 6)

Mike Johnson (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Marc Laming (c)

The crossover event of 2015 continues here, as Starfleet and the Green Lantern Corps team up in the middle of a ring-powered galactic war! The evil Nekron has arrived in the Star Trek universe… with his eye on resurrecting the planet Vulcan itself! Don’t miss out on the latest chapter of this franchise-spanning epic!

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Preview: Star Trek/Green Lantern #3 (of 6)

Star Trek/Green Lantern #3 (of 6)

Mike Johnson (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Tony Shasteen (c)

The blockbuster crossover event of 2015 continues here, as the galaxy explodes in a Lantern-fueled war between the Federation and its enemies! Captain Kirk and the ring-bearing crew of the Enterprise must join forces with Hal Jordan to prevent the loss of entire civilizations… as the identity of the villain behind it all is revealed!

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #36

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“Siege of the Crystal Empire” Part 3! A nefarious foe returns to full power to reclaim that which is rightfully his! Ancient mysteries will be revealed as Twilight and Cadance seek a way to stop the darkness from spreading!

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This volume collects three stories featuring Princess Luna and Discord. First, Discord helps the Cutie Mark Crusaders on their quest for cutie marks, then Princess Luna looks to Pinkie Pie to help her find her funny bone, and finally, Luna tries to help Discord get some sleep!

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Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a & c)

The Mirror Universe epic continues here as the evil counterparts of the Enterprise crew gain the upper hand! Captain Kirk finds himself allied with the mysterious man known only as Singh, while Spock comes face to face with his deceased mother… now alive and well in the Mirror Universe! Don’t miss this all-new original STAR TREK adventure!

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Donald Duck #7

Lars Jensen, David Gerstein (w) • Flemming Andersen, Tony Strobl (a) • Andrea Freccero (c)

“Truth or Consequences”: Because you asked for it, Donald reluctantly rejoins the Tamers of Nonhuman Threats—just in time to chase a monstrous water horse around the high streets of Europe!

FC • 40 pages • $3.99

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Donald Duck #7—Subscription Variant

Lars Jensen, David Gerstein (w) • Flemming Andersen, Tony Strobl (a) John Loter (c)

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Mickey Mouse #6

Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Joe Torcivia, Bill Wright (w) • Andrea Castellan, Bill Wright (a) • Andrea Castellan (c)

“Plan Dine From Outer Space!” Mickey and Eega Beeva didn’t expect to spend the weekend saving Earth from a planet-size, planet-eating worm—but it could happen!

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Mickey Mouse #6—Subscription Variant

Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Joe Torcivia, Bill Wright (w) • Andrea Castellan, Bill Wright (a) • Cesar Feroli (c)

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Uncle Scrooge #8

Arno Buitink, Daan Jippes (w) • Bas Heymans, Daan Jippes (a) • Michel Nadorp (c)

“Peril of Pandora’s Box”: When sorceress Magica De Spell gets her hands on the original surprise package, it’s a race to threaten Scrooge with the evils inside!

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Arno Buitink, Daan Jippes (w) • Bas Heymans, Daan Jippes (a) • Silvio Camboni (c)

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Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #725

Bruno Sarda, Jonathan Gray (w) • Massimo De Vita, Harvey Eisenberg (a) • John Loter (c)

“The Search For the Zodiac Stone—Chapter 5!” Donald and Scrooge seek the next powerful Zodiac pendant in the stratosphere! Then Chip ‘n’ Dale wreak havoc in a never-before-reprinted classic!

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Bruno Sarda, Jonathan Gray (w) • Massimo De Vita, Harvey Eisenberg (a) • Giada Perissinotto (c)

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Uncle Scrooge: The Grand Canyon Conquest

Miquel Pujol, Jonathan Gray, Freddy Milton, Giorgio Pezzin, Thad Komorowski (w) • Miquel Pujol, Al Hubbard, Marco Rota (a) • Miquel Pujol (c)

The adventures of Uncle Scrooge continue in these all-ages collections of classic stories such as “The Grand Canyon Conquest” and “The Bigger Operator.”

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 112 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-475-7

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Angry Birds: Super Angry Birds # 3 (of 4)

Jeff Parker (w) • Ron Randall (a & c)

Enter the BIRD BUSTER! When the Super Angry Birds prove too much for King Pig’s regular henchmen he decides to turn up the heat and bring in some help of a mechanical nature…a GIANT mechanical nature!

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Jeff Parker (w) • Ron Randall (a) • Marcelo Ferreira (c)

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Popeye Classics #40

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

Each and every issue of Bud Sagendorf’s Popeye comics is brilliant and rousing stupendous fun, but this one features Sea Hag and The Jeep! The first, cover-featured, story “The Mystery of the Magic Flute” has our favorite one-eyed sailor pitted against Haggy and is a hoot. The second story, “Popeye and the Jeep” has that fan-fave creature plus the rapscallion Wimpy at his best/worst!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Skylanders: Superchargers #2

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Fico Ossio (c)

REV UP YOUR ENGINES! The new season of Skylanders kicks into overdrive as Spyro and his newfound friends race to beat the clock!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Skylanders: Superchargers #2—Subscription Variant

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Jack Lawrence (c)

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Jem and the Holograms #9

Kelly Thompson (w) • Emma Vieceli (a & c)

VIRAL PART 3! Jem and The Holograms commemorate their new video with a huge house party… but that may have been a mistake, as more than one party crasher isn’t looking to celebrate their success!

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Kelly Thompson (w) • Emma Vieceli (a) • Jen Bartel (c)

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Graham Ingels EC Stories Artist’s Edition HC

Various (w) • Graham Ingels (a & c)

EC Comics produced what is arguably the finest line of comics ever, and of all their titles, the horror books were the most popular. And the most acclaimed of the horror artists was Graham “Ghastly” Ingels, whose particular talents influenced and inspired several generations of artists, including the great Bernie Wrightson. This Artist’s Edition will include a sampling of Ingels’ best stories, and a selection of some of his most terrifying covers–this volume will make a worthy companion to the Wally Wood, Jack Davis and the Best Of EC editions!

HC • BW • $95.00 net discount item • 152 Pages • 15” x 22” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-496-2

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Our Expanding Universe

Alex Robinson (w & a & c)

Alex Robinson returns with a “spiritual sequel” to his Eisner-winning debut Box Office Poison! It’s been 15 years since the young cast of that beloved drama has graced the stage. Now, Our Expanding Universe introduces another Robinson ensemble to explore how time can transform a group of friends. Marriage, children, affairs, divorce… and that’s just the beginning!

TPB • BW • $19.99 • 256 pages • 6.5” x 9 5/8” • ISBN: 978-1-60309-377-4

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San Diego Comic Art Gallery: Kevin Eastman Exhibition Collection

Kevin Eastman (a & c)

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, one of the world’s most popular and successful comic book creations, began with a single sketch drawn more than thirty years ago by co-creator Kevin Eastman.

The San Diego Comic Art Gallery and IDW Publishing have delved deep into the artist’s own archives to create this inaugural exhibition celebrating Kevin Eastman’s creative genius and his motto: “Imagination is the greatest adventure.”

The assembled artworks and manuscripts include preliminary drawings and finished art, illustrating Eastman’s meticulous approach and dedication to his work, including his earliest sketches and most recent covers. Cowabunga, Dude!

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 140 Pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-503-7

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T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Classics, Vol. 6

Steve Skeates, Bill Pearson, Wally Wood (w) • Wally Wood, Chic Stone, Ogden Whitney, John Giunta, Dan Adkins, George Tuska, Steve Ditko, Gil Kane, Jack Abel, Ralph Reese, Reed Crandall, Paul Reinman (a) • Wally Wood (c)

The original adventures of Dynamo, NoMan, Menthor, and more from T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents issues #15–19. Features the artwork of Wally Wood, Steve Ditko, Gil Kane, Chic Stone, and more!

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 236 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-470-2

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T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Classics, Vol. 3 • FC • $29.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-941-5
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Classics, Vol. 4 • FC • $29.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-084-1
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Classics, Vol. 5 • FC • $29.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-182-4

Steve Canyon, Volume 6: 1957-1958

Milton Caniff (w & a & c)

Things take a decidedly domestic turn in our sixth volume. Can Summer and Steve rekindle their love amidst the action of…high school basketball? Can Poteet find happiness on the polo field? Since this is Steve Canyon, not all the action takes place at home, and old friends unexpectedly pop up in new places. Miss Mizzou feels overdressed on Finger Island—Colonel Sam Index reappears at Higgs Air Base—Princess Snowflower comes to America as a pawn in Doagie Hogan’s plan to attack Communist China—and Savannah Gay teams up with none other than Bob Hope in a special Christmas story. Everyone’s favorite Light Colonel dodges death and femme fatales alike in volume six of The Complete Steve Canyon!

HC • PC • $49.99 • 336 Pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-469-6

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Steve Canyon, Vol. 3 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-576-9
Steve Canyon, Vol. 4 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-855-5
Steve Canyon, Vol. 5 • FC • $49.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-178-7
Genius Collected Alex Toth Slipcase Set • FC • $149.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-167-1

Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strips, Vol. 2: 1979 – 1981

Stan Lee (w) • John Romita and Larry Lieber (a) • John Romita (c)

The exciting second volume of the wondrous wall-crawler’s long-running newspaper strip by Stan Lee, John Romita, and Larry Lieber, with all Sundays in color and integrated with the dailies—just as they originally appeared in newspapers worldwide. Edited by Bruce Canwell, this book includes more than 700 sequential comics—the complete run from January 1979 through the January 1981!

HC • FC • $49.99 • 320 pages • 11” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-498-6

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Horror by Heck

Don Heck (w & a & c)

Don Heck was the co-creator of Marvel’s Iron Man and the long time Avengers artist. In the 1950s Heck did a score of artistically brilliant and extremely beyond-the-pale, extremely gruesome, Pre-Code Horror comic book covers and comics. The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics now gives it’s loving attention to this unsung horror master! This beautiful hardcover book sports the usual Yoe Books detailed history, rare images reproduced from original art and more mind-blowing ephemera to give a fascinating look at the dark side of Dapper Don Heck.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 Pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-463-4

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WEIRD Love #10

Unknown (w & a & c)

If you LOVE your comics WEIRD, then Weird Love is for YOU! We find the kinkiest and kookiest ROTFL romance comics of the 1950s and assemble them into a lurid Good Girl Art package! This issue features a deplorable comic about a plus-size woman titled “My Heavy Heart” that will make you glad we’ve come a long way, baby! “Innocence Was My Angle” is anything but innocent! Finally, we just have to share with you the so-bad-it’s good “I Suffered For Love”—it’s as if Ed Wood created comics, and trust us, you’ll suffer—from fits of laughter!

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

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WEIRD Love, Vol. 2 HC

Various (w) • Bob Powell, Bill Ward, Ogden Whitney, and more (a) • Iger Shop (c)

“Love on the Racks: A History of American Romance Comics,” provides a fascinating introduction to “Weird Love: That’s The Way I Like It!”, the second sleazy and stupefying volume in the series that “Wired” magazine calls “deranged genius!”

You’ll love, you’ll hate these lurid stories: “Too Fat to Frug,” “Men You Shouldn’t Marry,” “Leader of the Pack,” “Love Slaves,” “Stay Away From Married Men,” “Trailer Park Girl: Flirtation on Wheels,” “Mail-Order Marriage,” “Thrill Crazy!,” and much more cringe-worthy, laugh-riot comic book kitsch!

HC • FC • $29.99 • 168 pages • 7.5” x 9.75” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-476-4

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Haunted Horror Pre-Code Cover Coloring Book

Various (a) • Frank Frazetta (c)

Beware horror fan, for the blood(-red marker) is on your hands in this brand-new coloring book for adults! Featuring Pre-Code comic book cover frights from Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, L.B. ColeDick Briefer, Don Heck, Lee EliasBob PowellHoward Nostrand and many more! This do-it-yourself deluge of dark delights is sure to send goosebumps of tittilation and stand hairs straight on end for fans of the gruesome, gross, and macabre! Nearly 60 full page scare-filled classic horror covers for you to color from the creepiest, most sordid publishers of the time!

TPB • BW • $9.99 • 64 Pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-497-9

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Miami Vice Remix, Vol. 1

Joe Casey (w) • Jim Mahfood (a & c)

Iconoclastic creators Joe Casey and Jim Mahfood turn the world of Miami Vice on its head in a way that’s got to be seen to be believed! Detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs are taking on crime in a city rampant with danger at every turn! An ‘80s classic is now a Lion Forge reimagining for a bold, new audience!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 148 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-465-8

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Andre The Giant: Closer To Heaven

Brandon Easton (w) • Denis Medri (a & c)

Jean Ferre. Monster Eiffel Tower. Fezzik. These were alter egos for the internationally acclaimed pro wrestling superstar known as Andre the Giant, who thrilled audiences worldwide with his unmatched charisma and remarkable athleticism. Despite his astonishing popularity, few really knew the man behind the curtain–the man born in the French countryside named Andre Roussimoff. Showing signs of gigantism at an early age, Andre decided to use his size to his advantage and entered the wild world of professional wrestling. From his first day in the squared circle, those close to him knew that a legend was born.

This lavishly illustrated biography of Andre the Giant charts his entire life from the earliest days on his family’s farm to his blockbuster feuds with the biggest wrestling stars of all time, exploring the dark side of fame and fortune along the way.

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-400-9

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TET #3 (of 4)

Paul Allor (w) • Paul Tucker (a & c)

The war is over. Eugene is wounded, inside and out. And now, he finds himself going back to Vietnam, to set things right, and maybe even start again. But as Eugene sinks deeper into a 16-year-old murder investigation, he finally understands how wrong he’s been. And that some wounds never heal.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Drones

Chris Lewis (w) • Bruno Oliveira (a) • Ramon Villalobos (c)

Join pilots Stinger and Angel Eyes for a wild night in Las Vegas’ finest terrorism-themed hotel. Collecting all five issues of the hit miniseries, this book is a satirical look at a world in which terror and entertainment have begun to blur.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 136 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-437-5

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Review: Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #2

stgl2Full disclosure: I’m not a huge Star Trek or Green Lantern fan.

I read the first issue of this crossover because it was included in July’s Comic Block, and I enjoyed it enough to be curious about the second issue. While the first issue was a solid opening chapter that did nothing to reinvent the wheel of inter-company cross overs, I was actually pleasantly surprised by how easy it was for a person – like myself – who knows only the bare minimum about both franchises to follow along and keep up with the story. Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #2 continues along in that vein; it doesn’t do anything drastic in the story it tells, instead providing a bit more of a focus on Green Lantern than the first issue focusing on the crew of the Enterprise.

The second issue of the crossover may move the story forward a little, and it’s hard not to want to enjoy the story that’s meshing the two universes so very well. The interaction between Captain Kirk and Green Lantern are enjoyable, and are probably what I’ve been looking forward to most since the beginning of the Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War crossover event. Of all the potential superhero crossovers with the Star Trek universe, Green Lantern certainly makes the most sense.

That being said, I was largely ambivalent to the second issue; aside from some character moments I did enjoy, the writing didn’t do enough to make me care about the story line, however the artwork I found fantastic.

As a concept, I did want to like this story, but I think that my lack of any serious fandom in either franchise probably isn’t working in my favour here. In a story about the lost rings of various colours, I’ll admit I was utterly lost beyond the yellow ring, it also doesn’t help that I have barely a passing familiarity with Star Trek lore. While I think that my lack of familiarity with either Green Lantern or Star Trek may be the chief cause of my growing indifference to the crossover, I’m quite sure that if you’re  a fan of one, or both, of the franchises involved in this crossover then you should be really enjoying this series.

While non fans may want to consider flicking through the preview pages before picking this issue up, fans of either franchise should definitely check this out.

Story: Mike Johnson Art: Angel Hernandez
Story: 6 Art: 8 Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy a FREE copy for review.

Unboxing: Nerd Block’s July Comic Block

In April, Nerd Block​ announced their newest addition to their box offering, Comic Block​! Created specifically for comic fans, the first one featured a t-shirt and numerous exclusive variants.

It’s the third month, and the question is, can it be as good as the first? Well, we’ve got another t-shirt, one exclusive variant, two other comics, and more! So, yeah not too shabby for the price.

Check out everything you get in the second box, and you can sign up now and purchase the next Comic Block.

 

 

 

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Back to the Future #1 (of 4)

Bob Gale, John Barber, Erik Burnham (w) • Brent Schoonover, Dan Schoening (a) • Schoening (c)

Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines,” part 1: BttF creator/screenwriter Bob Gale returns with all-new tales from the twisting and turning timeline that made Back to the Future a, well… TIMELESS pop-culture phenomenon! Take a trip back to 1985 and be there when Doc Brown and Marty McFly first meet, and then jump even farther back, to 1945, to witness Doc’s involvement in the super-secret Manhattan Project.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Back to the Future #1 (of 5)—Brent Schoonover Variant

Bob Gale, John Barber, Erik Burnham (w) • Brent Schoonover, Dan Schoening (a) • Schoonover (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Back to the Future #1 (of 5)—Amy Mebberson Variant

Bob Gale, John Barber, Erik Burnham (w) • Brent Schoonover, Dan Schoening (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Back to the Future #1 (of 5)—Artist’s Edition Blank Sketch Variant

Bob Gale, John Barber, Erik Burnham (w) • Brent Schoonover, Dan Schoening (a) • Blank Sketch (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Hunter S. Thompson (w) • Troy Little (adaptation, a & c)

In proud partnership with the Hunter S. Thompson Estate, Top Shelf Productions is pleased to announce Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a delightfully bonkers graphic novel by Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little adapting Thompson’s seminal book of the same name. Join Thompson’s alter ego Raoul Duke on the mother of all Vegas benders, as he and his attorney Dr. Gonzo cover a motorcycle race, crash a drug-enforcement convention, and rack up obscenely large room-service bills, all while dosed to the gills on a truly spectacular assortment of mind-altering substances.

HC • FC • $24.99 • 176 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60309-375-0

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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Nemo Trilogy Slipcase Edition

Alan Moore (w) • Kevin O’Neill (a & c)

With a classic two-fisted spirit of adventure, Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill explore stunning new horizons of their League of Extraordinary Gentlemen universe with the bestselling Nemo trilogy! These spinoff graphic novels follow the terrifying pirate queen Janni Nemo in her confrontations with unearthly Antarctic horrors (Heart of Ice), mechanical metropolitan monstrosities (The Roses of Berlin), and depraved tropical tyrants (River of Ghosts). Now, these handsome hardcovers are joined in a magnificent slipcase gloriously illustrated by Kevin O’Neill.

HC W/Slipcase • FC • $39.99 • 168 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60309-381-1

 

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Upside Down (Book 2): A Hat Full of Spells

Jess Smart Smiley (w & a & c)

Harold, the sugar-loving vampire boy, is back with all his spooky friends for an all-new adventure! In the wake of Book One, witches are no longer plaguing the country… but their hats remain, charged with magical mischief! Jess Smart Smiley returns for a delightful all-ages romp in beautiful black, white, and green.

TPB • PC • $14.99 • 192 pages • ISBN: 978-1-60309-371-2

 

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Fistful of Blood #1 (of 4)

Kevin Eastman (w) • Simon Bisley (a) • Eastman & Bisley (c)

“She drifted into town with a few days to kill…” Re-releasing the crazed adventure from Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley! Every issue of this special edition will feature artwork re-mastered by Kevin Eastman, all-new colors, and a plethora of sketches, process work and other bonus material, too!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 12: Vengeance, Pt. 1

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Mateus Santolouco (a & c)

The Turtles return from Burnow Island to find unimaginable tragedy. As the family struggles to cope with these events, an enraged Foot Clan prepares its revenge. Meanwhile, Casey prepares for a final showdown with Hun as the Purple Dragons run amok. And, as the TMNT struggle to reunite as a family, a greater threat looms. Collects issues #45–47 and the 2015 FCBD issue.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-450-4

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Box Set, Vol. 1

Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz (w) • Dan Duncan, Andy Kuhn, Ben Bates (a) • Eastman (c)

TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and writer Tom Waltz guide readers through a ground-breaking new origin, and into epic tales of courage, loyalty and family. The Turtles and their allies battle for survival against enemies old and new in the dangerous streets and sewers of New York City. Includes TMNT volumes #1–5.

TPB • 520 Pages • 6.5” x 10.5” • $89.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-472-6

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TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 3 #10

Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Jim Lawson (w) • Lawson (a) A.C. Farley (c)

“City at War, Part 8!” As Master Splinter remains trapped in the Rat King’s clutches, the TMNT must decide if they can trust Karai in a partnership to restore order to NYC.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures #3

Matthew K. Manning (w) • Chad Thomas, Ben Costa (a) Jon Sommariva (c)

The Mutanimals make their Amazing debut! Members of the team are acting strangely, and the reason is unknown. What happens when they determine the TMNT are to blame?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Matthew K. Manning (w) • Chad Thomas, Ben Costa (a) Thomas (c)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #51

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Ken Garing (a & c)

A new age begins for the TMNT. The epic events of TMNT #50 have created new opportunity… and dangers. Will the family stay united in the face of a devastating new foe?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #51—Artist’s Edition Blank Sketch Variant

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Ken Garing (a) • Blank Sketch (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Star Trek/Green Lantern #4 (of 6)

Mike Johnson (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Marc Laming (c)

The crossover event of 2015 continues here, as Starfleet and the Green Lantern Corps team up in the middle of a ring-powered galactic war! The evil Nekron has arrived in the Star Trek universe… with his eye on resurrecting the planet Vulcan itself! Don’t miss out on the latest chapter of this franchise-spanning epic!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Mike Johnson (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • J.K. Woodward (c)

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Mike Johnson (w) • Angel Hernandez (a) • Garry Brown (c)

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Star Trek: Gold Key Archives, Vol. 4

Arnold Drake, John David Warner, Gerry Boudreau (w) • Alberto Giolitti, Sal Trapani (a) • Michael Stribling (c)

Boldly going… where it all started! Presenting the first comic book adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew! Fully remastered with new colors, volume 4 collects issues #19–24, including the stories “The Haunted Asteroid,” “A World Gone Mad,” “The Mummies of Heitus VII,” “Siege in Superspace,” “Child’s Play,” and “The Trial of Captain Kirk.”

HC • FC • $29.99 • 164 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-449-8

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Star Trek #50—Five-Year Mission

Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a & c)

Don’t miss this special anniversary issue that kicks off an epic new 3-part adventure! For the first time, the crew of the new movie franchise will meet its evil Mirror counterpart! It’s Enterprise vs. Enterprise, Federation vs. the Terran Empire, with the fate of two universes at stake!

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G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero: COBRA WORLD ORDER Prelude

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It’s zero hour for Real American Hero! This table-setter leads into a mammoth 6-part bi-weekly event kicking off with next month’s RAH #219 and #220! G.I. JOE has been fighting the evil forces of COBRA for decades, but now COBRA is ready to unleash its master plan on an unsuspecting G.I. JOE!

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Transformers #46

John Barber (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)

CONQUERORS part 1! OPTIMUS PRIME struggles to find his place on CYBERTRON where half the population hates him and the other half worships him. Meanwhile, on Earth, GALVATRON doesn’t care what anybody thinks.

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Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #46

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What does it mean to be a DECEPTICON in a postwar universe? Was MEGATRON’s rise to power the inevitable consequence of configurative determinism? Is it possible to “disprove” an ideology? Who decided that all the badges should be purple? In this issue, the Scavengers ponder at least one of these questions.

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Transformers: Redemption

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INTO THE WILD! The DINOBOTS engaged in some of the most brutal missions of the war—which made them damaged goods in the peace. Now, a mission to change the face of CYBERTRON offers a chance for something they never imagined… redemption.

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Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated #4

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THE ANSWERS! BUMBLEBEE’s search for the truth about the rival AUTOBOT TEAM on Earth leads TEAM BEE to a thief with deep connections… but knowing the truth may be worse than getting lied to.

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Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 8

James Roberts (w) • Hayato Sakamoto, Brendan Cahill, Alex Milne (a) • Alex Milne (c)

The Decepticon Justice Division discovers that Megatron has joined the Autobots as the crew of the Lost Light start to think that the universe holds no more surprises for them. Of course, they are wrong! Collects issues #39–44.

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The X-Files: Season 11 #3

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“Home Again,” Part 2 of 2: Despite his fugitive status, Mulder continues to investigate X-Files along the highways and byways of America. His latest stop is a secluded farm, which happens to be the new home of the infamous Peacock family!

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The X-Files: Season 11 #3—Movie Mash-up Variant

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A variant cover from Brian Miller of Hi-Fi Studios, mashing up The X-Files and your favorite movies!

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The X-Files Classics: Ground Zero

Kevin J. Anderson (w) • Gordon Purcell (a) • Sam “Mister-Sam” Shearon (c)

Adapts the best-selling novel by Kevin J. Anderson. Dr. Gregory, a renowned nuclear weapons researcher, is not only dead–he’s been charred to a radioactive cinder. Since this is a death on federal property, Mulder and Scully are hastily called in. When a second victim, completely unrelated to nuclear science or Dr. Gregory is obliterated in the New Mexico desert, and then a third dies the same way in Washington, DC, Mulder and Scully begin to focus on the frightening dimension of their task. As they work to uncover the secret unifying element that ties these deaths, it becomes clear that this twisted puzzle has fatal consequences for the entire world.

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Godzilla in Hell #4 (of 5)

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Godzilla’s journey is stymied by an impenetrable wall of living flesh! Cornered, with nowhere to go, he is beset by devilish versions of his greatest foes—Destoroyah and King Ghidorah!

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The Fly: Outbreak

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Years ago, a scientist had a horrific accident when he tried to use his newly invented teleportation device and became a human-fly hybrid. Now, his almost-human son continues to search for a cure for the mutated genes.

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #5

Chris Ryall (w) • Ilias Kyriazis (a & c)

Will the museum’s gala event for King Ahktenkhamen, a serial-killing couple, and a soul-stealing phone all wrap up nicely here? Of course not! Luckily, Dirk wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Edward Scissorhands, Vol. 2: Whole Again

Kate Leth (w) • Drew Rausch (a & c)

After settling in with Megs and her family, Edward becomes curious about a television “miracle doctor” named April Wells, and enlists the help of friends and townspeople to send her a homemade audition tape. While Megs struggles with her uncertainty about the whole situation, Edward has a quiet hope that, maybe, she could help him. Collects issues #6–10.

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Drive #3 (of 4)

Michael Benedetto (w) • Antonio Fuso (a & c)

It was a set up—had to be. And when the dead men at the hotel don’t make it home, those who sent them will ask questions. Then they’ll send someone else. They always do.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution #3 (of 5)

David & Scott Tipton (w) • Ron Joseph (a) • Kelley Jones (c)

Holmes and Watson have arrived in Vienna in the hopes of treating Holmes’ addiction, but soon find themselves grappling with something they didn’t expect: a mystery! The adaptation of the best-selling novel continues!

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The Shrinking Man #4 (of 4)

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In the finale to Richard Matheson’s classic story, will Scott continue to shrink away to nothing or find his way back to a world that has let him down (and down)?

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Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 1: Showtime

Kelly Thompson (w) • Sophie Campbell (a & c)

Meet Jerrica Benton—a girl with a secret. She and her sisters team up with to become… JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS! But what does it mean to be JEM today? Fashion, art, action, and style collide in Jem and the Holograms: Showtime!

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Jem and the Holograms #8

Kelly Thompson (w) • Emma Vieceli (a & c)

“Viral,” Part 2! JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS finish their new video with holographic supercomputer SYNERGY’s help and prepare for a house party celebrating the video’s world wide launch. Meanwhile, THE MISFITS bristle under the new management of… ERIC RAYMOND!

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Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire #2 (of 5)

Brian Clevenger (w) • Scott Wegener (a & c)

Atomic Robo’s head is discovered and a new style of bowling is founded. Also: monsters threaten all life on earth!

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D4VE2 #2 (of 4)

Ryan Ferrier (w) • Valentin Ramon (a & c)

While the robots scramble to locate the [REDACTED], D4VE gets a new face for a hot date, and 5COTTY becomes a hero. It all comes crashing down when D4VE is faced with a decision that will define him and his entire species.

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Skylanders: Superchargers #1

Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Fico Ossio (c)

GET SUPERCHARGED! Join Spyro and all his Skylanders friends as they meet a new group of friends and embark on their most perilous journey to date!

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Angry Birds: Super Angry Birds # 2 (of 4)

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When New Yolk City is in peril, only one team is brave enough… bold enough… mad enough to stand up and fight for the rights of its citizens. They are – the Super Angry Birds!

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #35

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“Siege of the Crystal Empire,” Part 2! The mystery antagonist reveals the next stage in a diabolical scheme! Will our ponies be able to uncover what role Sombra is meant to play before it’s too late?

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My Little Pony: Friends Forever #21

Ted Anderson (w) • Agnes Garbowska (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

A strange flu has descended over Ponyville! Only two friends find themselves immune… Spike and Zecora? Will the unusual pair be able to find a cure?

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My Little Pony Art Gallery II

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A brand new art gallery featuring your favorite Pony artists! Rare and never-before-seen art fill this gorgeous book!

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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Vol. 8

Ted Anderson, Christina Rice, Thom Zahler (w) • Jay Fosgitt, Agnes Garbowska, Tony Fleecs (a) • Agnes Garbowska (c)

Rarity helps Cherilee and her sister mend hurt feelings over a long-simmering grudge. A massive event celebrating Ponyville’s founding is nearing but an argument between friends splits the town into two argumentative factions! And, something sinister is happening at Sweet Apple Acres! Bad apples have come alive and are determined to take over all of Ponyville! Collects issues #29–33.

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Walt Disney Comics & Stories: 75th Anniversary Special

William Van Horn, Carl Fallberg (w) • William Van Horn, Walt Kelly, Al Taliaferro, Paul Murry, Al Hubbard (a) • Daan Jippes & Heinrike Goorhuis (c)

“Howlin’ crashwagons!” It’s here! This king-size celebration of Disney’s flagship title brings together Donald, Mickey, Uncle Scrooge, Goofy, Magica, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Big Bad Wolf, Ludwig Von Drake, and a prized pantheon of favorite artists and writers—tracing decades of thrills, memories and mayhem!

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Donald Duck #6

Guido Martina, Harry Gladstone (w) • Giovan Battista Carpi, Harry Gladstone (a) • Dave Alvarez (c)

Donald’s debut as “The Diabolical Duck Avenger” wraps up—but will it finish a Duck family feud? Then Donald’s nephews celebrate a “Birthday Bugaboo!”

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Mickey Mouse #5

Bill Wright (w & a) • Jonathan Gray (c)

“The Ghost of Man-Eater Mountain!” Mickey’s and Goofy’s skiing holiday turns spooky—and near-deadly!—when a spectral kidnapper strikes!

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Uncle Scrooge #7

Romano Scarpa, Joe Torcivia (w) • Romano Scarpa (a) • William Van Horn (c)

“Mummy Fearest”: When Scrooge rebuilds his Money Bin in pyramid form, rival tycoon John D. Rockerduck decides it’s time for a Pharaoh’s curse!

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Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #724

Bruno Sarda (w) • Daan Jippes, Massimo De Vita (a) • Henrieke Goorhuis (c)

Man-eating tigers menace Mickey under the big top in “Search for the Zodiac Stone,” Part 4 of 12. Then we’re celebrating Comics and Stories’ 75th anniversary with a new Daan Jippes Donald Duck adventure!

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Mickey Mouse: The Mysterious Crystal Ball

Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Bill Walsh, Jonathan Gray (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano, Manuel Gonzales, Paul Murry (a) • Amy Mebberson (c)

The adventures of Mickey Mouse return in these kid-friendly-sized collections of classic stories such as “The Lost Explorers’ Trail,” “Mickey Mouse vs. The Phantom Blot,” “The Mysterious Crystal Ball,” and more!

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Sam Kieth’s The Maxx Artist’s Edition HC

Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs (w) • Sam Kieth (a & c)

Kieth has long been one of comics most unique talents. Starting with his career-making turn on Wolverine in Marvel Comics Presents, followed by the best-selling Maxx series, and then Aliens, Batman, Epicurus the Sage, and more, Sam’s beautiful and delicate line-work have earned him legions of devoted fans. But now is your chance to see his pages as close to the original art as possible—as if you were peering over his shoulder onto his drawing board!

This artist’s edition will collect the first 6 issues of The Maxx and present a selection of gorgeous covers—all at their full size, all scanned from the original art, and all produced by the multiple Eisner Award-winning Artist’s Edition team at IDW Publishing!

HC • BW • $75.00 net discount item • 168 Pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-479-5

 

The Maxx: Maxximized #24

Sam Kieth (w & a & c)

Sara finds herself out on a pier, literally and figuratively, and is swallowed up by exploding fairies and the relentless Yellow Slug, as the self-esteem tape—which plays in his head—does nothing to slow his destructive path of mayhem!

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Empire: Uprising #5

Mark Waid (w) • Barry Kitson (a & c)

Now that Golgoth has set his sights on new worlds to conquer, the void left by his absence threatens to tear the Empire apart. Who—if anyone—will ascend to the throne?

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Empire, Vol. 2: Uprising

Mark Waid (w) • Barry Kitson (a & c)

A decade after the groundbreaking first volume of Empire, Mark Waid and Barry Kitson’s beloved Eisner-nominated series returns with the all-new Empire: Uprising! It’s been a year since the events of the original series, and much has changed for Golgoth, the first supervillain to finally have conquered the world. But can he hold onto his rein–and does he even want to? Collects issues #1–4.

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Insufferable #6

Mark Waid (w) • Peter Krause (a & c)

What was Malvolia’s plan? How is Praetorean involved in the murder of Galahad’s mother? And who is wearing the Suit of Babies?

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Onyx #4 (of 4)

Chris Ryall (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

Onyx came here to save our planet from a threat from beyond the stars, only to learn here that even greater peril exists at the hands of the very people she’s come to trust.

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String Divers #3 (of 5)

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The String-Divers, the Quantum Rangers, and Dark Matter Scalar Diver Phil all bend, fold, and mutilate quantum physics in a battle that wreaks havoc across all ten—or is it nine now?—dimensions!

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Zombies vs Robots #10

Chris Ryall, Lucy Ryall (w) • Antonio Fuso, Nico Peña (a) • Ashley Wood (c)

Ryall and Fuso conclude “War! ‘Bots!” in explosive fashion! And in a special bonus, 9-year-old progeny Lucy Ryall and artist Nico Peña contribute a one-of-a-kind ZvR tale!

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The October Faction #9

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In their first day of training as monster hunters, the Allan children must now face the most fearsome monster of them all… their mother! And in the process, a terrible secret about their real parents is revealed.

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Danger Girl: Renegade #2 (of 4)

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More details emerge from Abbey Chase’s past as a 16-year-old in Tokyo… learning martial arts and foreign languages from a female member of the secret police. Then, in present-day Brazil, Abbey continues the search for her long-missing father… and for a valuable gem!

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BOY-1 #3 (of 4)

H.S. Tak (w) • Amancay Nahuelpan (a) • Brent McKee (c)

In the near future, when the drug-addled heir of a genetic-engineering company begins to investigate his company’s murky past, he discovers he is the catalyst in a terrifying global event that will transform him and forever alter the course of human evolution.

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TET #2 (of 4)

Paul Allor (w) • Paul Tucker (a & c)

The city is on fire; the murder remains unsolved; star-crossed lovers are split apart. As the Tet Offensive begins, Eugene abandons his post, and navigates a hellish landscape, desperate to find the woman he loves. But who’s going to save him?

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Ragnarök, Vol. 1: Last God Standing

Walter Simonson (w & a & c)

Ragnarök…the Twilight of the Gods in Norse mythology…the destruction of the Nine Worlds. And now, three hundred years later, the birth of vengeance. Walter Simonson returns to comics in this stunning all-new series.

HC • 7” x 11” • 148 Pages • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-068-1

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Ragnarök, Vol. 1: Last God Standing – Deluxe Incentive Edition

Walter Simonson (w & a & c)

FOR EVERY 10 COPIES PURCHASED OF THE REGULAR EDITION OF RAGNARÖK, RETAILERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO BUY 1 COPY.

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Haunted Horror #19: Special Halloween Issue

Various (w) • Alex Toth, Lou Cameron, Jack Abel, Eugene Hughes, Art Gates, and more (a) • Bernard Baily (c)

A terrifying Spook-tacular Halloween Ish! Steve Banes of the infamous “The Horrors of It All” pre-code comics blog, assembles, Frankenstein-like, this Halloween horror-winner of a comic book! Tremble and read if you dare this frightful fare: “Out of the Black Night”, “Trick or Treat” and many more morbid tales! This Halloween eye-candy won’t rot your teeth—just your brain!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

 

Popeye Classics #39

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

Popeye, the beloved swab, is back in this comic that could be hailed as “Bud Sagendorf’s Comics and Stories”! The long-time assistant to Popeye’s creator E.C. Segar took all the great chops from his boss and added more spinach and surrealism for a heady and hilarious mix!  This issue boasts Popeye, Wimpy and Swee’ Pea in a 25-page pot-boiler, “The Mountain That Talked Back!” and more!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Popeye Classics, Vol. 7

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

Re-presenting the classic Popeye comic book series that debuted in 1948 by Bud Sagendorf, the long-time assistant to creator E.C. Segar! Carefully reproduced from the original comic books and lovingly restored, volume 7 contains issues #30–34. Also included are more of Sagendorf’s gloriously funny one-pagers, rare photos, and extra artwork!

HC • FC • $29.99 • 200 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-447-4

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GHOSTS AND GIRLS of Fiction House!

Various (w) • Matt Baker, Maurice Whitman, and more (a) • Maurice Whitman (c)

The publisher Fiction House was infamous for what anti-comics crusader Dr. Fredric Wertham called “headlight comics,” i.e. comics featuring the ample female bosom. The Pre-Code publisher used their buxom heroines to star in jungle comics, science fiction tales, and scary GHOST STORIES!

The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics series curates the sexiest and scariest of these poltergeist-infused Good Girl Art comics in a pulse-pounding tome! Your hair will stand on end and at the same time your toes will curl!

HC • FC • $24.99 • 152 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-404-7

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The Complete Voodoo, Vol. 1

Various (w) • Matt Baker, The Iger Shop (a) • The Iger Shop (c)

Good Girl Art, and old-skool horror art by the master Matt Baker and his associates from the infamous art group The Iger Shop!

Filled with lurid pulp-fiction comics like “Zombie Bride,” “The Weird Dead,” and “The Crawling Horror.” This large format, full-color book of terrors, is the first of three volumes and has a fear-filled and fascinating introduction by Mike “The Worst of Eerie Publications” Howlett!

HC • FC • $29.99 • 208 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-455-9

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Gil Kane’s Undersea Agent

Steve Skeates, Gardner Fox (w) • Gil Kane (a) • Gil Kane, Ryan Brown (c)

After the job was done for the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, a new force was revealed in UNDERSEA AGENT! Helmed by comics master Gil Kane, this special hardcover collection includes all of his work from the short-lived series. A must-have for Kane fans, and Tower Comics collectors.

HC • FC • $17.99 • 72 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-444-3

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Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier, Vol. 1

Fabian Nicieza, Mike Baron, Barbara Kesel, Tom Peyer, Martin Pasko, Adam Beechen, Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman, Lucas Werneck (w) • Leonardo Romero, Fabiano Neves (a) • Dan Panosian (c)

Rampage Jackson has touched the lives of millions, and when one of them reaches out for help against a terrible threat, he swings into action. With astonishing new super powers and his faithful dog, Andronicus, by his side, he must prepare for bone crunching throw downs in over-the-top adventures! An anthology of amazing self-contained stories, Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier marks the beginning of a bold new era of superhero fun!

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-379-8

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Angel: Season Six, Vol. 1

Joss Whedon, Brian Lynch (w) • Franco Urru, Tim Kane, David Messina, Stephen Mooney, John Byrne, Nick Runge, Fabio Mantovani, Kevyn Schmidt, Mirco Pierfederici (a) • Nick Runge (c)

After the Fall?! How about after the show?! Picking up where the television series left off, Angel: Season Six brings all the best moments from Angel: First Night, Spike: After the Fall, and Angel: After the Fall into a two-volume set. With Season Six on your shelf, the memory of Angel will not fade away.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 376 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-438-2

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Dragonlance Classics, Vol. 2

Dan Mishkin (w) • Dave Simons, Michael Collins, Jim Janes (a) • Michael Collins (c)

The adventures in the magical world of Krynn, where the evil Dragonlords rule continue. Collects issues #9–16 of the DC Comics series.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 212 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-439-9

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Dragonlance Classics, Vol. 1 • FC • $29.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-319-4

Silent Hill Omnibus, Vol. 2

Tom Waltz (w) • Steph Stamb, Menton3, Tristan Jones (a) • Justin Randall (c)

This omnibus collects three tales of horror all written by Tom Waltz: Sinner’s Reward with art by Steph Stamb, Past Life with art by menton3, and Downpour: Anne’s Story with art by Tristan Jones.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 284 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-448-1

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Silent Hill Omnibus, Vol. 1 • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-239-4

V-Wars, Vol. 3: Night Terrors

Jonathan Maberry, Larry Correia, James A. Moore, Jeremy Robinson, John Everson, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Hank Schwaeble, Scott Nicholson, Marcus Pelegrimas, Tim Waggoner, Scott Sigler, Weston Ochse, Sam Orion Nova West-Mensch (w) • Trevor Hutchison (c)

V-Wars: Night Terrors collects stories from the reporters embedded with the Beats (humans) and the Bloods (vampires). New York Times Best Seller Jonathan Maberry and his team of front-line storytellers bring you all-new tales of horror and heroism, of pain and delight, of deadly despair and soaring courage. The war between Beats and Bloods is blazing. Pick a side.

TPB • B&W • $19.99 • 384 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-272-2

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V-Wars, Vol. 1 HC • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-61377-151-8
V-Wars, Vol. 2: Blood and Fire HC • FC • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-63140-027-8

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G.I. JOE: Complete Collection, IDW LIMITED HC • FC • $95.00 net • ISBN: 978-1-61377-840-1
My Little Pony, Vol. 1 IDW LIMITED HC • FC • $95.00 net • UPC: 8277140056600111
Star Trek, Vol. 2 IDW LIMITED HC • FC • $95.00 net • UPC: 82771400642100111
TMNT Ultimate Collection, Vol. 2 IDW LIMITED HC • BW • $95.00 net • ISBN: 978-1-61377-813-5
Transformers: IDW Collection, Vol. 2 IDW LIMITED HC • FC • $95.00 net • UPC: 9781613777862
Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers IDW LIMITED H C • FC • $95.00 net • ISBN: 978-1-61377-787-9

Review: Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #1

Green Lantern Star Trek 2“The Crossover Event of 2015!” is the tagline on the many variant covers of IDW‘s Star Trek and Green Lantern miniseries. Unfortunately, that’s the overstatement of 2015.

The lukewarm first issue contains hardly any Green Lantern at all, so fans of that universe will find little to excite them. Instead, it takes place almost entirely on the Starship Enterprise, but it leaves behind the wit and depth of character that make IDW’s ongoing Star Trek series such a pleasure these days. Mike Johnson also writes the ongoing series, and he gets in a few fun moments of banter between Kirk and Spock. But he has so much plot to cover that his dialogue lacks its usual spark. Bringing the Green Lantern rings into the Star Trek universe shouldn’t take too many narrative somersaults, but somehow, this gets bogged down in setup.

Angel Hernandez‘s art is another weak link here. The current penciler for the ongoing series, Rachael Stott, and her predecessor, Tony Shasteen, have set a high standard for Star Trek comics art- both have a talent for capturing not only the facial features of the actors, but the nuances of their performances. In comparison, Hernandez’s characters look expressionless and stiff, like he’s trying so hard to get Chris Pine’s nose right that he overlooks the mischief in Kirk’s eyes. Space-scapes and even wide shots of the Enterprise‘s sickbay look oddly flat and distorted, deadening the drama of explosions and alien planets. Hernandez’s minimalist settings and angular character designs make sense in his work for DC, but his style doesn’t translate here.

The crossover’s premise is cool enough that I really wish it worked. A fan-favorite villain from the pre-reboot Star Trek movies makes a welcome appearance, but he feels wasted so far. If you’re looking for your Star Trek fix, stick to the excellent ongoing series. If you’re here for Green Lantern, you’ll see so little of him here that you’ll feel ripped off. It’s too bad, because with a lighter touch and less ambitious mythology, this could have been a fun crossover.

Story: Mike Johnson Art: Angel Hernandez
Story: 6.0 Art: 5.0 Overall: 5.5 Recommendation: Pass

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

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