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Justice, Vol. 1
Award-winning painter Alex Ross has stunned fans time andagain with his painted artwork. Now he turns his attention to the JusticeLeague of America.The greatest criminal masterminds of our time have joined forces and seemto be achieving more good than the JLA ever could. Discover what theirultimate goal really is and whether the heroes will be able to stop theirevil plans.
Let Them Eat Cheesecake: The Art Of Olivia Volume I
Olivia De Berardinis You've seen her art in the pages of Playboy and in dozens of other publications, on calendars, book covers, limited edition prints, greeting cards, and movie posters. Now, for the first time, Olivia's work has been compiled into one deluxe book. Included are over 100 drawings and paintings, many previously unpublished, spanning the past fifteen years.
Second Slice: Art of Olivia II
Olivia De Berardinis The sequel to Olivia De Berardinis' first book Let Them Eat Cheesecake, this mongraph contains all-new art created, primarily, in the 4 years since Olivia's cheesecake book was published. Printed in a unique format, part portrait/vertical and part landscape/horizontal, this book has 2 front covers (and no back cover). Not a gimmick, this new twist allows the horizontal art to be shown to maximum effect.
Order Of The Stick Volume 1: Dungeon Crawlin' Fools (Order of the Stick 1)
Rich Burlew This book follows the comic strip adventures of 6 stick figure heroes as they brave the perils of your favorite fantasy role playing game. It lampoons role playing games and the fantasy genre itself in hilarious fashion weekly on the internet, and now even the echnophobic can enjoy their antics in convenient book format.
The Order of the Stick, Volume 0: On the Origin of PCs
Rich Burlew Like all great stories in the history of the universe, this one begins in a tavern. The Order of the Stick: On the Origin of PCs reveals the secret character backgrounds of your favorite band of webcomic adventurers, the Order of the Stick. Spinning out of the popular online comic (and subsequent book collections), On the Origin of PCs presents 72 pages of all-new, never-seen- before-or-since OOTS action and comedy that detail what each of the six members of the Order were doing with their lonely and pathetic lives before they joined forces to become a less lonely (but no less pathetic) team. Presented in nostalgic greyscale that we like to call "Past-O-Vision", On the Origin of PCs is a vital part of your Order of the Stick collection. From new DBD publisher Paizo Publishing!
Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness
John Layman Fabiano Neves June Chung This is it true believers, the cross-over of the century begins here! The Marvel Zombies come face-to-face with Dynamite Entertainment's Ash from the Army of Darkness! Ash has faced legions of the undead before, but never like this... as he lands in the heart of New York just as the Zombie outbreak begins! See how his actions help turn more heroes and villains into Zombies! Under the watchful eye of Marvel Zombie guru Robert Kirkman, this might just be the comic event of 2007! Plus: The entire series will feature classic "homage" covers from painter Arthur Suydam! Collects Marvel Zombies/Army Of Darkness #1-5.
Transmetropolitan Lust for Life
Marvel 1602
Neil Gaiman All's not well in the Marvel Universe in the year 1602 as strange storms are brewing and strange new powers are emerging! Spider-Man, the X-Men, Nick Fury, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, Dr. Doom, Black Widow, Captain America, and more appear in the waning days of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. As the world begins to change and enter into a new age, Gaiman weaves a thrilling mystery. How and why are these Marvel stars appearing nearly 400 years before they're supposed to? Collects Marvel 1602 #1-8.
Alan Moore Dave Gibbons Has any comic been as acclaimed as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen? Possibly only Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, but Watchmen remains the critics' favorite. Why? Because Moore is a better writer, and Watchmen a more complex and dark and literate creation than Miller's fantastic, subversive take on the Batman myth. Moore, renowned for many other of the genre's finest creations (Saga of the Swamp Thing, V for Vendetta, and From Hell, with Eddie Campbell) first put out Watchmen in 12 issues for DC in 1986-87. It won a comic award at the time (the 1987 Jack Kirby Comics Industry Awards for Best Writer/Artist combination) and has continued to gather praise since.The story concerns a group called the Crimebusters and a plot to kill and discredit them. Moore's characterization is as sophisticated as any novel's. Importantly the costumes do not get in the way of the storytelling; rather they allow Moore to investigate issues of power and control—indeed it was Watchmen, and to a lesser extent Dark Knight, that propelled the comic genre forward, making "adult" comics a reality. The artwork of Gibbons (best known for 2000AD's Rogue Trooper and DC's Green Lantern) is very fine too, echoing Moore's paranoid mood perfectly throughout. Packed with symbolism, some of the overlying themes (arms control, nuclear threat, vigilantes) have dated but the intelligent social and political commentary, the structure of the story itself, its intertextuality (chapters appended with excerpts from other "works" and "studies" on Moore's characters, or with excerpts from another comic book being read by a child within the story), the finepace of the writing and its humanity mean that Watchmen more than stands up—it keeps its crown as the best the genre has yet produced. —MarkThwaite
52, Vol. 3
Geoff Johns Grant Morrison Greg Rucka Mark Waid Keith Giffen After the INFINITE CRISIS, the DC Universe spent a yearwithout Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman — a year in which those heroeswere needed more than ever as the fate of the world hung in the balance.52 combines the brightest and best talents from the comic book writingfield, Geoff Johns (INFINITE CRISIS), Grant Morrison (ALL STAR SUPERMAN),Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN) and Mark Waid (KINGDOM COME), working togetherwith the world's finest artists to tell the tale of a world awakening froma nightmare to face a new day.The DC Universe's most eventful year continues in this latest volume of theacclaimed series with Booster Gold, Renee Montoya, Black Adam, TheElongated Man, Animal Man, Lobo, Starfire and Adam Strangetaking center stage.
52, Vol. 4
Geoff Johns Grant Morrison Greg Rucka Mark Waid Keith Giffen
The Big Book of Hell
Matt Groening Painstakingly assembled and rigorously organized by that master of clutter, Matt Groening, this is not another mini-jumbo, hard-to-read, abbreviated compendium in that seemingly endless series of discourses on hell but a gargantuan historical extravaganza of ten years' worth of the everpopular "Life in Hell "RM" " cartoon strip, which still mysteriously appears weekly in several hundred newspapers tricoastally. Read the whole story of "Life in Hell "RM" ," from early prehistory to late last night.
The Road to Civil War (Spider-Man, Fantastic Four)
J. Michael Straczynski Brian Michael Bendis Alex Maleev Ron Garney Mike McKone Tyler Kirkham Ripped from the pages of New Avengers, the Eisner Award-winning team of Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev present an explosive hidden story of Marvel's secret past, the secret history of Marvel's most secret team - how they came together and how they are ripped apart. Plus: Spidey's got a new lease on life, new powers and a new costume, courtesy of his new best friend Tony Stark. So what could possibly go wrong? With clouds quickly building on the horizon, the bonds that Spider-Man now forges may very well determine his capacity to withstand a coming storm. The Marvel Universe is about to split down the middle, and the line is drawn here! You will be asked: whose side are you on? Collects New Avengers: Illuminati; Amazing Spider-Man #529-531; Fantastic Four #536 & 537.
Marvel Zombies
Robert Kirkman Torn from the pages of Ultimate Fantastic Four! On an Earth shockingly similar to the Marvel Universe's, an alien virus has mutated all of the world's greatest super heroes into flesh-eating monsters! It took them only hours to destroy life as we know it - but what happens when they run out of humans to eat?! Follow their search for more food, and witness the arrival of the Silver Surfer! Collects Marvel Zombies #1-5.
Marvel Zombies: Dead Days
Robert Kirkman, Mark Millar, Reginald Hudlin At last - experience the birth of the Marvel Zombies as told by the creative team of the best-selling limited series, and then witness their rise as they attempt to slake their hunger across two universes! First, Kirkman and Phillips pull out all the stops as they reveal the secret story of the day the Marvel Heroes became brain-eating monsters in Marvel Zombies: Dead Days! Next, follow the Marvel Zombies into the pages of Millar and Land's Ultimate Fantastic Four! When Reed Richards uses his scientific genius to contact an Earth in a surprisingly familiar parallel dimension, nothing could have prepared him for the world he's about to enter! And when the zombiefied FF escape from their Baxter Building prison in the wake of Dr. Doom's return, get ready for the deadly debut of the Frightful Four! Finally, in Hudlin and Portela's Black Panther, the mainstream Marvel Universe's New Fantastic Four just made a wrong turn on the dimensional super highway, and they've landed in the middle of Zombie-verse! Collects Marvel Zombies: Dead Days, Ultimate Fantastic Four #21-23 and #30-32, and Black Panther #28-30.
Civil War: Marvel Universe
Ed Brubaker Paul Jenkins Dan Slott Michael Avon Oeming Matt Fraction Robert Kirkman Ty Templeton Marc Guggenheim Lee Weeks Tom Raney Paul Smith Leinil Francis Yu David Aja Phil Hester Scott Kolins Civil War is encompassing the entire Marvel Universe, and the effects of the war are being felt by every hero, villain and civilian. In Civil War: Choosing Sides, five stories shine a spotlight on the wildcards and impact players whose part in the Civil War has yet to be told - including Daredevil/Iron Fist, U.S.Agent, the Irredeemable Ant-Man, Venom and even... Howard the Duck? Then in Winter Soldier: Winter Kills, James Buchanan Barnes, Captain America's one-time partner Bucky, faces his first Christmas of the 21st century - and the truth of the terrible things he was forced to do as the Winter Soldier. And with Cap caught in a conflict he can neither take a side of - or understand - what moves can he make to try to redeem himself? Later, in Civil War: The Return, two of the universe's greatest heroes are confronted with pasts they can't leave behind in two heart-rendering tales. On Earth, the Sentry confronts his inner demons as the shadows of past and future battles tear him apart. Within The Negative Zone, the walls of 42 are pulled back to reveal the return of one of the Marveldom's greatest heroes. And in She-Hulk, Civil War threatens the rights of every American super hero. So whose side will Marvel's top superhuman lawyer fight for? And how can she possibly choose, when she feels one way as She-Hulk, and another as Jen Walters? Collects Winter Soldier: Winter Kills, Civil War: Choosing Sides, Civil War: The Return and She-Hulk #8
Annihilation, Book 3 (Marvel Comics)
Keith Giffen Christos Gage Stuart Moore Andrea Divito Giuseppe Camuncoli Mike McKone Scott Kolins The epic collection of the cosmic event concludes! One empire has fallen. Two heroes are dead. It all comes together here! Individually, the Silver Surfer, Super-Skrull, Ronan and Nova have faced down the Annihilation Wave...and lost! Now, they must unite those who remain or die by Annihilus' hand! The Annihilation has only begun! Plus: Get caught up on all the players in the Annihilation event - Annihilus, Nova, Ronan, the Silver Surfer, the Super-Skrull, Thanos and more - courtesy of the Xandarian Worldmind files of the Nova Corps! Collecting Annihilation #1-6, Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus #1-2, and the Annihilation: The Nova Corps Files handbook.
Justice, Vol. 2
Jim Krueger Eisner Award-winning painter Alex Ross has stunned fanstime and again with his artwork in books including KINGDOM COME andTHE WORLD'S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES. Now one of comics' greatestartists turns his attention to the greatest heroes of the DC Universe: theJustice League of America! In this volume, a conspiracy of villains has found a way to defeat theJustice League, while looking like heroes to the public. Will the JLA'sreserve members be enough to turn the tide against the villains?
Earth X HC
Alex Ross Jim Krueger John Paul Leon Great epics come along only once in a long while. Stories that push the normal boundaries and force the reader to think. Stories so powerful in message and so grand in scale that the guidelines by which such tales are usually judged are completely rearranged. Spawned from the brilliant creative mind of Alex Ross, Earth X is one such epic. Along with writer Jim Krueger and artist John Paul Leon, Ross breathes life into and gives amazing detail to every facet of the Earth X mythos - made evident by everything from his early conceptual pencil sketches to each of his fourteen beautifully painted covers. Earth X explores the depths and heights of the Marvel Universe, from the roots of its humble beginnings to the peak of its ultimate potential. Collects Earth X #0, 1-12.
Superman: Red Son
Mark Millar This CD Contains a Collection of Superman Radio Shows.
The Ultimates, Vol. 1
Mark Millar A teenager is climbing walls in Manhattan. Mutants are attacking the White House. Nick Fury, head of the elite espionage agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., knows the only way to combat these strange new threats is with a team of hisown superhumans. Backed by a billion-dollar budget, Fury recruits Giant Man, the Wasp, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. And while the team is strong enough to engage in a ferocious battle with the Hulk, will they implode under the weight of their internal conflicts? Rising above their own agendas, the Ultimates forge ahead with the introduction of new allies and face a major global threat. Collects THE ULTIMATES VOL.1: SUPER-HUMAN and THE ULTIMATES VOL. 2: HOMELAND SECURITY. PLUS: A hefty helping of DVD-Style extras!
Dreaming Cities: Tri-Stat Urban Fantasy Genre
Jason Blair Jamais Cascio Phil Masters Jo Ramsay Elizabeth Rich Introducing the ultimate urban fantasy genre and setting book for the Tri-Stat System. Ancient gods and modern myths rub shoulders in night clubs, ghosts and goblins ride the subway, and the fairies are ready to rock and roll! This hardcover book features complete rules for playing and game mastering urban fantasy games, an informative guide to the genre, and four original settings that range in scope from the darkly comedic lives of the wee folk to an epic conflict between immortal powers.
Neil Gaiman John Romita Jr. You are thousands of years old. You have amazing powers. You have watched civilizations rise and fall. So why does no one remember any of this? Bestselling Author Neil Gaiman (Marvel: 1602, Anansi Boys, Sandman) is joined by superstar artist John Romita Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine) to present a tale that will change the Eternals and the Marvel Universe forever! Collects Eternals #1-7.
Justice, Vol. 3
Alex Ross Eisner Award-winning painter Alex Ross has stunned fans timeand again with his artwork in books including KINGDOM COME and THE WORLD'SGREATEST SUPER-HEROES.Now one of comics' greatest artists turns hisattention to the greatest heroes of the DC Universe: the Justice League ofAmerica!In this final volume of the series, the Justice League must storm thestronghold of their greatest foes in order to free the world from theirgrasp.
Kingdom Come (DC Comics Hardcover)
Mark Waid Alex Ross
Annihilation, Book 2 (Marvel Comics)
Keith Giffen Javier Grillo-Marxuach Simon Furman Renato Arlem Jorge Lucas Greg Titus A gathering of forces! The Annihilation Wave has scoured the galaxy for the one-time heralds of Galactus - forcing the Silver Surfer to seek out his former master and prepare for a cataclysmic battle with primordial foes! As the Annihilation Wave spreads into Kree and Skrull space, witness the Super-Skrull's personal quest to combat Annihilus from the Negative Zone for the life of his son! And the recently ousted Ronan the Accuser sets to clear his name, only to come face-to-face with an army of powerful women led by Gamora! Meanwhile, Thanos and Annihilus have forged an alliance - but what do they seek? Collecting Annihilation: Silver Surfer #1-4, Annihilation: Super-Skrull #1-4 and Annihilation: Ronan #1-4.
Y: The Last Man Vol. 10 - Whys And Wherefores
Brian K. Vaughan
52, Vol. 1
Geoff Johns Grant Morrison Greg Rucka Mark Waid After the INFINITE CRISIS, the DC Universe spent a yearwithout Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman — a year in which those heroeswere needed more than ever as the fate of the world hung in the balance.This is 52, a four volume collection of the unprecedented, criticallyacclaimed weekly series of death, danger, romance, terror and thenever-ending search for heroism in the DC Universe's most eventful yearever. The series features the best and brightest writers from the comic-bookfield: Geoff Johns (INFINITE CRISIS), Grant Morrison (ALL STARSUPERMAN), Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN) and Mark Waid (KINGDOMCOME), working together to tell the tale of a world awakening from anightmare to face a new day.With their leaders gone, which heroes willstand tall?Who will fail at the most critical moment? Who will live —and who will die?
52, Vol. 2
Geoff Johns Grant Morrison Greg Rucka Mark Waid After the INFINITE CRISIS, the DC Universe spent a yearwithout Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.A year in which those heroeswere needed more than ever as the fate of the world hung in the balance.The story of 52 continues in this incredible second volume as BoosterGold's dubious heroism comes under fire, Lex Luthor's scheme for givingordinary citizens super-powers explodes, and The Question heads intohostile territory to confront Black AdamThe series combines the brightest and best talents from the comic bookwriting field: Geoff Johns (INFINITE CRISIS), Grant Morrison (ALL STARSUPERMAN), Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN) and Mark Waid (KINGDOM COME).
Annihilation, Book 1 (Marvel Comics)
Keith Giffen Dan Abnett Andy Lanning Mitch Breitweiser Scott Kolins Ariel Olivetti Kev Walker The Annihilation Wave has come! Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, has declared war! Hordes of loyal soldiers swarm from the center of the universe, and only a handful of heroes can resist destruction! As the Xandarian Nova Corps meet its doom, only Richard Rider - the man called Nova - survives. Now the sole custodian of the Worldmind, the Zandarian's database of knowledge and experience, can he rediscover himself in time to lead the war effort against the Annihilation Wave? Drax the Destroyer returns from exile on Earth to mentor Nova - but wait until you see his dangerous new persona! Guest-starring Quasar, Ronan the Accuser, the Super-Skrull and Thanos! Collecting Drax the Destroyer #1-4, Annihilation Prologue and Annihilation: Nova #1-4.