If you're curious about all the new Marvel NOW! goodness that's coming out this year, this week's new "POINT ONE" special features completely new LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD, SILVER SURFER, BLACK WIDOW, MS MARVEL, ALL-NEW INVADERS and AVENGERS WORLD lead-in stories! They're original short-stories, too, so don't expect to see them in the first issue of the regular series!
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Featured Comic Books:
ALL NEW MARVEL NOW POINT ONE #1
(W/A)Various (CA) Salvador Larroca
Here we go again! It's your one-stop entry point to the world of ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! Loki embarks on a mission for Asgard! The Silver Surfer and Dawn experience the cosmic rays of Nautikos! A Kree Pursuer and her Special Forces team prepare to invade the Earth! The Black Widow goes undercover in Russia! Who is the new Ms. Marvel? And can even the Indestructible Hulk survive the aid and assistance of fellow Avengers Cannonball and Sunspot? * Features completely new LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD, SILVER SURFER, BLACK WIDOW, MS MARVEL, ALL-NEW INVADERS and AVENGERS WORLD lead-in stories!
AVENGERS WORLD #1
(W) Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) John Cassaday
'TROUBLE MAP' Earth's Mightiest Heroes have returned from the stars- but on the world they left behind, new threats have emerged, and The Avengers will be tested like never before. In one cataclysmic day, the face of the Marvel Universe will change forever- and the fight for Earth's future will begin. A globe-spanning epic of empires and armies, and the brave few who stand between them and us.
DETECTIVE COMICS #27
(W) John Layman & Various (A) Jason Fabok & Various (CA) Greg Capullo
DC Entertainment presents this mega-sized issue featuring an all-star roster of Batman creators past and present!Don't miss a modern-day retelling of The Dark Knight's origin by the incredible team of writer Brad Meltzer and artist Bryan Hitch! Plus, all-new stories by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy, Peter J. Tomasi and Guillem March, Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen, Gregg Hurwitz and Neal Adams and more! Also in this issue, John Layman and Jason Fabok kick off the new storyline 'GOTHTOPIA'! It's a bright, shiny, happy place where dreams come true as long as you don't look at things too closely.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR ALPHA #1
(W) Andy Lanning, Alan Cowsill (A) Richard Elson (CA) Mark Brooks
Part 1 of 'Revolutionary War' * Marvel UK's greatest heroes come together for the first time in 20 years to face a threat that could destroy the world. * Featuring Captain Britain, Pete Wisdom, Death's Head II, Motormouth and Killpower, the Warheads and a host of British heroes.
Featured Graphic Novels:
BATMAN 66 THE TV STORIES TP
(W) Bill Finger & Various (A) Bob Kane & Various (CA) Amanda Conner
For the first time, DC Comics collects Batman stories originally published between 1948 and 1966 that were adapted into specific episodes of the classic Batman TV series! Starring The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler and Mr. Freeze (here called 'Mr. Zero'), and featuring the debut of Batgirl, these stories have never been collected together before. Collected from BATMAN #53, 73, 121, 140, 169 and 171, and DETECTIVE COMICS #230, 346 and 359.
COMPLETE MULTIPLE WARHEADS TP
(W/A/CA) Brandon Graham
Ex-organ smuggler Sexica and her werewolf boyfriend Nikoli travel across a sci-fi/fantasy version of Russia while the hardcore organ hound Blue Nura tracks a bounty across radioactive wastelands.Slice of life comics from a world where magic and monsters are commonplace.Collects MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1-4 and MULTIPLE WARHEADS: DOWN FALL
EX MACHINA TP BOOK ONE
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Tony Harris & Various (CA) Tony Harris
EX MACHINA is the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America's first super hero after a strange accident gives him the power to communicate with machines. But the adventure really begins when Mitchell retires from crime fighting and runs for mayor of New York City. This title collects EX MACHINA #1-11, plus bonus features.
LITTLE WIZARDS ROLE-PLAYING GAME
Kids Are Magic
The kids in our lives all dream of visiting other worlds, of being heroes in their own special Tales. Here's their chance! Little Wizards is a storytelling roleplaying game for inventive and inquisitive kids ages 6-10, developed to introduce them to the magic of creating their own characters and stepping into a whole new world. It's simple enough to learn in just a few minutes and engaging enough for older kids and adults to play with their little ones. Packed with advice for gaming with youngsters, this is a perfect introduction for everyone.
Originally designed for the French market as Contes Ensorcel s by Antoine Bauza and published by Le Septi me Cercle, this English-language edition features updated rules and game content developed by Amanda Valentine Amanda Valentine.
ZOMBICIDE SEASON 2: PRISON OUTBREAK
Season 2: Prison Outbreak takes the players to an indoor environment with vicious close-ranged fights, Prison Outbreak contains all the needed material for a new player to enter the Zombicide universe, and lots of content, almost all new, for an existing Zombicide player to expand his game experience. In fact, Prison Outbreak holds even more material than the core game published in 2012 (now nicknamed Season 1)!
The Prison Outbreak will feature berserker zombies. They're really tied to each other. Prison tiles display tortuous alleys, small rooms and doors everywhere, filled with berserker zombies immune to ranged weapons. You have to think fast, foresee the improbable and jump into melee at every turn. This is like a modern dungeon where levers are replaced with switches to open or lock doors, use security rooms and reach secret areas.
Prison Outbreak also contains six new survivors with their Zombivor aspects. These survivors are really designed to act as a team, as their skills really complement each other. They're precious assets to any Zombicide team.
Missions featured in the rulebook form a campaign on their own, as survivors battle to turn a zombie-filled prison into a reliable shelter. Many challenges await them, but they have new tools of the trade: riot shields, automatic shotguns, concrete saws and many more toys. There's even an alternate ending.
*** We've also received a big re-stock on the whole Zombicide line! This includes:
TOXIC CITY MALL
WALK OF THE DEAD 1 AND 2
Come get your Zombie on!!!
Toys / Collectables
DOCTOR WHO FIGURE COLLECTION #6 LAST DALEK
From Eaglemoss & Underground Toys! Celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who with this fantastic new figurine collection. The series draws from every era of the show and includes all eleven versions of the Doctor plus his greatest monsters. YOUR FIGURINE Cast in a specially formulated metallic resin and painted by hand, every figurine in the collection is sculpted with incredible care and attention to detail. Every character is shown in a classic moment from a specific episode. The process begins by collecting detailed reference material from the Doctor Who archives, which is then sent to the sculptor who produces a 3D digital sculpt. This incredibly detailed file allows the sculptor to include even the slightest detail down to the wrinkles in Davros's face or the buttons on the Doctor's shirt. This digital sculpt is refined in consultation with the BBC's Doctor Who team before it is finally approved. The factory scales the digital files to exactly 1:21 scale and uses them to make precision tools. The figurines are cast in a special metallic resin and painted by hand, using original production colour references, and then given final approval by the BBC. Digital modelling allows the sculptors to include an incredible level of detail, which ensures the finished figurines are as accurate as possible. ISSUE 6: THE 'LAST' DALEK FROM 'DALEK' This Dalek was one of the only suvrivors of the Time War - an evil, fascistic creature without mercy.
LEGEND OF ZELDA SKYWARD SWORD LINK FIGMA ACTION FIGURE
From Good Smile Company! From the popular video game series' newest Addition, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, comes a figma of the main character of the series, Link! Using the smooth yet poseable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes. A flexible plastic is used for important areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability. He comes with his standard gallant expression, as well as a powerful shouting face for combat poses. The Master Sword as well as the Hylian Shield are both included. They can also be carried on his back as they did in the game. A poseable figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.
MARVEL PSYLOCKE BISHOUJO STATUE
From Kotobukiya! The Marvel Bishoujo collection continues with a brand new version of the mysterious and beautiful telepathic mutant ninja, PSYLOCKE X-FORCE NINJA OUTFIT ver!Once a British woman with minor mutant powers, Elizabeth 'Betsy' Braddock's mind was transferred into the body of a ninja giving her additional martial arts prowess.A long-time member of the X-Men, Psylocke more recently joined up with the brutal mutant hit squad X-Force, comprised of mutants willing to do anything to get the job done and protect the world.Psylocke fit right in, using her awesome powers and debuting a cool monochrome costume.Based on a new illustration by master artist Shunya Yamashita, Psylocke has never looked better with her X-Force outfit and adorable Bishoujo styled face!The deadly telepathic mutant crouches low with one leg in full extension, ready to leap into battle!Psylocke rests on one hand while the other holds her katana at the ready.She's never looked better in her X-Force outfit consisting of a sleek black skin-tight costume, thigh high boots, long fingerless gloves, and unique straps around her upper arms and legs.All of that is offset with a white belt decorated with the red and black X-Force symbol, and the tied off sash waves with unseen wind along with Psylocke's trademark purple hair!The dynamic mutant has a striking Bishoujo-styled face that combines her beauty with deadly focus.Sculpted by Busujimax (Takaboku Busujima), the new X-Force Psylocke reaches 8 inches high (1/7 scale) in her dynamic pose. A fantastic addition to any Bishoujo Statue or X-Force collection, this Psylocke is not to be missed!
(A) Shunya Yamashita
STAR TREK SELECT PICARD ACTION FIGURE
A Diamond Select Release! Sculpted by Patrick Pigott! The all-new Star Trek Select line is boldly going forward, and leaving the 23rd century behind! The next figure to get the deluxe, 7-inch treatment from DST is Captain Jean-Luc Picard, from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Striking an attack pose atop a detailed Borg battle scene display base, this figure will feature limited articulation as well as exacting sculpt and paint. Figure comes in display-ready Select packaging, with shelf reference panel.
STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG COLL MAG #4 ENTERPRISE NX-01
This incredible new collection of STAR TREK models includes all the most significant ships from the five STAR TREK television series. Every ship has been painstakingly recreated in die-cast and high quality ABS materials then hand painted with an incredible level of detail. The collection features a full range of Federation and alien vessels including seven incarnations of the Enterprise, all the major Klingon vessels including the Bird-of-Prey, Dominion, Borg and Romulan ships.