Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Werewolf by Night #33, September 1975 Issue - Marvel Comics

Werewolf by Night #33, September 1975 Issue - Marvel Comics

From View Obscura Comics

$39.99 USD - Order Here

Written by Doug Moench. Art by Don Perlin and Howie Perlin. Cover by Gil Kane.

With the stunned werewolf slung across his shoulder, Moon Knight ascends the rope ladder leading to his Moon-Chopper. The police fire off a few shots in the hopes of bringing them down, but the chopper flies out of range.

In Haiti, Raymond Coker goes to the swampland hut of Jeesala of the Thousand Years. He tells her of his experience as a werewolf and also tells her of an incident concerning the sudden deaths of his aunt and uncle. He recounts testimony provided by his cousin Banita, which claims that her parents were strangled and dragged off by a man named Papa Jaranda. Papa Jaranda is Coker's great-grandfather and he died over thirty-two years ago. Jeesala tells him that the zuvembies have returned to Haiti. She refers him to a man named Jericho Drumm.

Back in the United States, the werewolf awakens mere inches away from the cabin of the helicopter. He begins lashing out at Moon Knight and the two topple from the rope ladder and plummet into the ocean. Moon Knight drags the stunned werewolf onto the nearby docks and they continue battling one another. As dawn rises, the werewolf turns back into Jack Russell. Moon Knight puts him down for the count with a well-placed boot to the jaw. He meets back up with Frenchie and together they bring Jack, as well as Lissa and Topaz to the Committee.

Meanwhile at Westwood Hospital, Elaine Marston and her daughter Buttons visits the room of coma patient Buck Cowan. The doctors explain that his injuries are quite severe and that he may even suffer from paralysis - providing of course that he even awakens from his coma.

At the Committee headquarters, the leader of the organization pays Moon Knight his ten-thousand dollar stipend. Jack Russell is concealed in a cage, while Lissa and Topaz are bound to a nearby wall. The Committee member reveals that he plans on using Jack as a secret weapon to eliminate rivals. Jack yells at Moon Knight and tells him that he hasn't just captured a monster, but an actual human being. Rhetorically, he asks him "Are you shocked to hear that I'm an honest-to-God person -- ?" Something in Jack's words sparks Moon Knight's conscience and he regrets having captured him. As the moon rises on the third night, Jack transforms once again into the werewolf. Moon Knight refuses to allow the Committee to use him as their personal secret weapon, so he frees Jack and together they tear into the Committee members. Most of them flee in terror, but the werewolf manages to rake their leader across the face with his claws. Moon Knight uses his crescent darts to free Lissa and Topaz then runs off. When the room is clear of bodies, the werewolf likewise leaves and races off into the night.

See Also: Werewolf by Night #37, March 1976 Issue - Marvel Comics - Grade VG/F - Moon Knight!

Werewolf by Night #26, February 1975 Issue - Marvel Comics - Grade F/ VF

Werewolf by Night (1972 1st Series) #20, August 1974 Issue - Marvel Comics - Grade VF

Monday, August 3, 2015

Batman #495 - June 1993 Issue - DC Comics

Batman #495 - June 1993 Issue - DC Comics

$5.99 USD - Order Here

Written by Doug Moench. Pencils by Jim Aparo. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by Kelley Jones.

Batman allows Firefly to escape in order to save both their lives, wrapping his Batrope around the villain's leg, and letting Firefly's glider pull him out of the fire. Firefly realizes that he's towing his enemy, and cuts the wire, sending Batman hurtling toward the ground. Batman survives by gripping onto a fire escape as he falls.

At the same time, Jean-Paul Valley decides to go out on the streets in costume, hoping to have a trial-by-fire after training for weeks since he was humiliated by his encounter with Killer Croc. He doesn't tell Batman or Robin.

Back at Wayne Manor, Alfred reminds Bruce Wayne that he ought to attend a Wayne Foundation dinner, lest people realize that he is Batman. Bruce agrees, knowing that the dinner will likely be a target for mayhem, and he will need to be there in one mask or another.

That night, Poison Ivy prepares her plan to disrupt the dinner while Bane and his men stakeout the dinner's location, hoping to see what happens with Ivy's plan. Meanwhile, Joker and Scarecrow force Mayor Krol to send the Gotham City Police Department on a wild goose-chase.

At the dinner, Bruce realizes that the police guards are nowhere to be found, and grows suspicious. Bane, watching from above, realizes that Batman and Bruce Wayne are one and the same, after witnessing him in public. Suddenly, Bruce senses that some kind of plant toxin is being pumped into the room, and he struggles to get a nose-filter in to protect himself.

Poison Ivy appears, and instructs all the men in the room to leave for Neo Eden. Bruce pretends to be in her thrall, in order not to give himself away, and files into the back of a truck. Bane instructs his man Bird to follow it.

See Also: Batman Shadow of the Bat #56 - November Issue - DC Comics

Batman #410 - August 1987 Issue - DC Comics - Grade NM

Batman #441 - November 1989 Issue - DC Comics - Grade NM

Star Trek Gorn ReAction 3 3/4-Inch Retro Action Figure

Star Trek Gorn ReAction 3 3/4-Inch Retro Action Figure

Price: $9.99 - Order Here

Boldly collect what no man has collected before! Based on the popular episode, "Arena", the Gorn is in a simplified retro Kenner format, making him a must-have for all Star Trek: The Original Series fans! This 3 3/4-inch tall ReAction Star Trek Gorn Action Figure has 5 points of articulation and features the 1980s style card back design. Assemble your crew today! Ages 14 and up.

Age: 14+

See Also: Star Trek #11358, 1976 Issue - Whitman Comics

Phasers Set To Kill - Star Trek - Captain Kirk & Spock - Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Print

Federation Gothic - Star Trek - Captain Kirk & Uhura - Numbered Poster Print

Friday, July 31, 2015

Spawn #254

Spawn #254



Story By: Paul Jenkins
Art By: Jonboy
Cover By: Jonboy

Reality has been undone, and Spawn’s job is to fix it—beginning with the repair of a historical tragedy that has been undone by cynical, self-interested forces. Spawn must journey to another time and place to battle angels and demons both, and oversee the sinking of the unsinkable ship, RMS Titanic, which now sits in dry dock in New York harbor as a floating museum!

See Also: Spawn #5 - October 1992 Issue - Image Comics

Spawn #7 - January 1993 Issue - Image Comics

Spawn (1992) #10 - May 1993 Issue - Image Comics

GRINDHOUSE: DRIVE IN, BLEED OUT #7

GRINDHOUSE: DRIVE IN, BLEED OUT #7



Grindhouse’s final arc is guaranteed to get your green blood running hot! Plucked from the tentacles of doom by angels, Veronica and Britt find a new home on a spaceship that runs on a very special, very hot and sweaty energy. “Nebulina” is ready to launch, and we’ve got three words for you: Sex! In! Space!

*Alex de Campi (Archie vs. Predator) brings Grindhouse to its mind-blowing climax!

*First issue in the final, sexy new arc!

See Also: Vanguard Illustrated #2, January 1984 Issue - Pacific Comics

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Infinity Gauntlet #5 - November 1991- Marvel Comics

Infinity Gauntlet #5 - November 1991- Marvel Comics

Price $39.99 USD - Order Here

Story by Jim Starlin. Art by Ron Lim and Joe Rubinstein.

Thanos is under attack by several of the most powerful forces in the universe. The heavens shake with power. Billions die just for the battle to take place. It creates an inter-dimension distortion allowing Annihilus and his forces to invade Earth. But right now, this is the least of the universe's troubles.

One by one, Thanos defeats the entities Chronos, Master Order and Lord Chaos, Galactus, Stranger, Epoch, Mistress Love and Master Hate. Mephisto sees this as an opportunity and tries to take the gauntlet from Thanos but fails. Thanos is soon disheartened in the fact that Death has joined the assault against him. He entraps all the entities when he is faced with Eternity.

The battle turns out to be the war for control of this reality. Thanos ends up the victor, turning into a cosmic being not unlike Eternity. But this leaves his physical form temporarily unprotected. Nebula takes the Infinity Gauntlet for herself.

Doctor Strange, Warlock and Silver Surfer regroup on Earth. They devise a new plan.

Now it is Nebula who possesses the greatest power in all the universe, and she is very disoriented by her recent ordeals. She seeks revenge and transports Thanos and Terraxia into space, where Terraxia dies because Thanos had not thought to make her be able to breath in space. He is then transported by Warlock to Earth so they can speak.

See Also: Silver Surfer #2, August 1987 Issue - Marvel Comics

Silver Surfer #49, May 1991 Issue - Marvel Comics

Fantastic Four #157 - April 1975 Issue - Marvel Comics

Sheena Queen of the Jungle 1:6 Scale Action Figure

Sheena Queen of the Jungle 1:6 Scale Action Figure

Price: $149.99 - Order Here

Go Hero, Executive Replicas, and Phicen Ltd are proud to present this first-ever figure of the original Queen of the Jungle, Sheena! Made with a Phicen 1:6 scale seamless poseable body, this Sheena Queen of the Jungle 1:6 Scale Action Figure features a detailed head sculpt of the character, rooted hair, and tailored leopard print mono-kini with skirt. Sheena also comes with a wealth of accessories, including hoop earrings, bracelets, anklets, arm bands, a belt with buckle, and she even comes with a knife, a sheath for the knife, and a spear! Sheena includes 3 sets of hands, an action figure stand, and high-grade specialty packaging!

Originally conceived to be a counterpart to Burroughs' Tarzan, Sheena leapt off the pages of Fiction House comics in 1937 to become the very first female character to have her own title, four years before Wonder Woman. Since then, Sheena has been featured in comics, graphic novels, TV shows, and her own feature film. Although there have been many imitators, there will only ever be one jungle queen.

See Also: Rima The Jungle Girl #3, September 1974 Issue - DC Comics

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Statue

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Statue

Price: $89.20 - Order Here

Spidey in his The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie costume!
Stands 7-inches tall on a New York City rooftop base.
Sculpted by Gentle Giant in a dynamic battle pose!

Spidey and his The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie costume get the full-figure treatment from Diamond Select Toys in this dynamic statue of the web-slinger atop a New York City rooftop base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant in a battle pose, this Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Statue measures approximately 7-inches tall, including the base. It's a superb The Amazing Spider-Man 2 collectible! Ages 14 and up.

Age: 14+
Size: 7-inches tall
Edition Size: 3,000

See Also: Amazing Spider-Man #251, April 1984 Issue - Marvel Comics

Amazing Spider-Man #155, April 1976 Issue - Marvel Comics

Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) #158, July 1976 Issue

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Luke Skywalker's Journey Continues in Star Wars #8

Get your first look at Star Wars #8, kicking off the next arc of the chart-topping series!



This August, the next arc of the chart-topping hit series begins! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at STAR WARS #8 – as blockbuster writer Jason Aaron is joined for the first time by new series artist Stuart Immonen (All-New X-Men, All-New Captain America)!

After discovering the journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, more determined than ever continues his quest to learn about the history of the Jedi. A quest that will take him to the center of the galaxy – to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant! But what he and R2-D2 uncover on their journey to the massive city-planet may be more than he bargained for. Meanwhile, at the far end of the galaxy, Han Solo & Princess Leia are confronted by a most unexpected foe! Don’t miss the start of a brand-new arc as critically acclaimed artist Stuart Immonen joins the Rebellion this August for STAR WARS #8!

See Also: Star Wars #4, October 1977 Issue - Marvel Comics

Star Wars 87, September 1984 Issue - Marvel Comics

Star Wars (1977 Marvel) Annual #1, 1979 Issue - Marvel Comics

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BATMAN: GOTHIC DELUXE EDITION

BATMAN: GOTHIC DELUXE EDITION



In this epic from BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #6-10, published here for the first time in hardcover, the Dark Knight Detective must defeat an immortal killer while dealing with a terrifying horror from Bruce Wayne’s youth. While plagued by nightmares about his childhood, Batman investigates the murders of crime bosses in Gotham City. But what will he do when he discovers that the macabre killer is actually the headmaster who tormented Bruce Wayne as a boy?

See Also: Batman Legends of the Dark Knight #1, November 1989 Issue - DC Comics

Batman No Man's Land Secret Files & Origins #1 - December Issue - DC Comics

Batman Chronicles #1 - July 1995 Issue - DC Comics

JUNGLE GIRL: SEASON THREE #4 (OF 4)

JUNGLE GIRL: SEASON THREE #4 (OF 4)



The God Mountain is almost gone, revealing the sleeping behemoth that, when awakened, will destroy the Lost World and all its inhabitants There is only one way to stop it - an ancient device hidden in a temple deep in the forest, although it is missing a vital part. When Jana and Togg locate the piece, it's up to them to get it to Jana's father at the temple. Can they do it in time? Can they save the world? And if so, what will it cost them?

See Also: Rima The Jungle Girl #3, September 1974 Issue

RED SONJA #17

RED SONJA #17



This intense issue finds the She-Devil in the grip of an obsession for revenge that is so all-consuming, she barely recognizes herself! What happens when the mightiest warrior finds the man who destroyed her life? Can even RED SONJA return from darkness this complete? Continuing the suspenseful FORGIVENESS OF MONSTERS storyline, taking Sonja to places she has never, ever been before!

See Also: Red Sonja #1, August 1983 Issue - Marvel Comics

The X-Files: Season 11 starts August 12!

From IDW Publishing



Mulder has become a fugitive from a government that considers him a “secrets stealer” on the order of Julian Assange or Edward Snowden thanks to the mechanizations of “The Glasses-Wearing Man.” It’s up to Scully, and what allies Mulder has left, to work to clear his name and keep the government itself from falling further into the villain’s clutches.

The Eisner-award winning ​​series (2014 Best Colorist Jordie Bellaire)​ The X-Files​ from IDW continues searching for the truth with The X-Files: Season 11,​​ which launches August 12, 2015. The creative team on this project consists of writer, Joe Harris; artist, Matthew Dow Smith; colorist, Jordie Bellaire, with covers by menton3.

Joe Harris tells all (or at least what’s unclassified) about what is coming for Mulder and Scully​:

ECCC ’15: Talking To Joe Harris About X-Files Season 11 Comic From IDW
– Bleeding Cool (3/27/15)

The X-Files: Season 11′: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson’s Fox Mulder, Dana Scully Return In New Comic!
– MStars (3/31/15)

The X-Files: Joe Harris talks X-Files Season 10 and the Revival” &; mention of Season 11
– Den of Geek (5/5/15)

Joe Harris Takes Mulder On The Run In IDW’Ss ‘”X-FILES: SEASON 11
– CBR (6/18/15)

Respect the Source: Joe Harris’ Mark on The X-Files Season 11
– PREVIEWSworld (7/6/15)

DF Interview: Joe Harris continues the conspiracies in X-Files: Season 11
– Dynamic Forces (7/20/15)

Friday, July 24, 2015

This Year’s Special Animation Program: Mobile Suit Gundam. The First-Ever Major Screening Occasion to Showcase the Monumental Works!

From The Tokyo International Film Festival

Following the last year’s special screenings of “The World of Hideaki Anno” which gained huge popularity, this year, the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will continue to focus on Japanese animation, presenting a special program of “Mobile Suit Gundam”, a monumental work of robot animation.

This will be the first-ever major screening occasion to showcase the Gundam franchise as well as the first time in TIFF history that the festival will present special screening of animated works specific to a single series.

It is nearly 35 years since the theatrical version of Mobile Suit Gundam was released. Numerous works, whose creators have publicly stated they were influenced by Gundam, have been worldwide big hits. One such work, the Guillermo del Toro-directed Pacific Rim, remains fresh in audiences’ minds, and thus the influence of Gundam continues to reverberate throughout the world.

In addition to screening the memorable first theatrical–released film and the legend, Mobile Suit Gundam directed by Yoshiyuki TOMINO, the festival plans to screen a few dozen works of TV series episodes, other films released in theaters, and shorts that have very rarely appeared on the big screen. Befitting the first–ever major screening of Gundam, the franchise’s creators–ranging from those in its early days to those of its latest installments–will appear on stage. Several other special events that would only be possible at this festival will be held.

Recently, creative works that are uniquely Japanese–as well as Japanese culture overall–have been the subject of much attention. Gundam is the grandfather of the animated robot genre that Japan is proud to have offered to the world. Through the presentation of this special animation program–which continues to have a profound effect on the way people in Japan perceive the future and outer space–the Tokyo International Film Festival will show the world the diversity that exists within Japanese culture and help to popularize the rich and complex charm of the country worldwide.

The festival has arranged a variety of events to allow as many visitors as possible to attend. These events will transform Tokyo into a place for celebrating film and culture!

About: Gundam

The first work in the Gundam franchise, Mobile Suit Gundam, is set in the “Universal Century,” when overpopulation has forced part of humanity to immigrate from Earth to Space. During a war for independence declared against the Earth Federation by the nation of space migrants, the “Principality of Zeon,” a young boy, Amuro Ray, pilots the Federation’s new weapon–the Gundam—and grows up in the heat of battle. The series features numerous characters with unique personalities, including Char of the Zeon army, who goes by the nom de guerre “The Red Comet.” The famous lines said by these characters sparked conversations throughout Japan.

This animated TV series began broadcasting in April 1979. The show created a minor sensation, which transformed into a social phenomenon with the 1980 release of “Gunpla”–plastic models based on the franchise–and a trilogy of theatrical films from 1981. The appeal of Mobile Suit Gundam–the realistic near-future SF setting; the scenes of the human–piloted, humanoid-shaped “Mobile Suits” fighting; and a layered wartime human drama–enraptured countless fans, turning existing perceptions of animated works about robots on their head.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Syfy Acquires WYNONNA EARP from SEVEN24 Films and IDW Entertainment

From IDW Publishing

SEVEN24 Films and IDW Entertainment announced today that Syfy has acquired the U.S. rights to Wynonna Earp, a live action television series based on the IDW Publishing comic created by Beau Smith. Emily Andras (Lost Girl, Killjoys) developed the series for television and will serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner.

With an initial order of 13 one-hour episodes, Wynonna Earp is a fast-paced, contemporary thriller that follows Wyatt Earp’s great granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings. Wynonna is a witty and wild modern day gunslinger, using her unique abilities and a dysfunctional posse of allies to bring the paranormal to justice. The series is scheduled to premiere in April 2016.

“Wynonna Earp is a unique contemporary western that will bring high octane, full-throttle, supernatural action to Syfy,” said Chris Regina, SVP, Programming, Syfy. “It is wildly imaginative and we are excited to work with Seven24 Films, IDW Entertainment and Emily on this truly original concept that will showcase fun, stylized visuals and pure escapism.”

Melanie Scrofano (Damien, Gangland Undercover) will star as Wynonna Earp. Tim Rozon (Being Human, Instant Star) will play legendary con artist Doc Holliday, and Shamier Anderson (Defiance, Constantine) plays the mysterious Agent Dolls.

“Together with SEVEN24 Films, IDW Entertainment, and a virtual dream cast, I’m confident we have something special on our hands: a female-led supernatural series with grand themes of redemption, honor, and the struggle to define good vs. evil. Not to mention, a kickass biker babe fighting demon outlaws,” said Emily Andras.

Wynonna Earp will be produced in Calgary by SEVEN24 Films, and distributed by IDW Entertainment. Production is slated to begin in August. SEVEN24’s Jordy Randall and Tom Cox will serve as Executive Producers.

IDW CEO & Publisher Ted Adams​, David Ozer, Peleton Entertainment’s Todd Berger, and Circle of Confusion’s Rick Jacobs packaged and facilitated financing for the series.

“Developing the series has been a passion for our entire creative team and we’re excited to share this new series with Syfy’s equally passionate audience,” said Jordy Randall of SEVEN24 Films.

“Wynonna is an incredible character that will appeal to a global audience. IDW Entertainment is thrilled that Syfy will be the U.S. home for this fabulous series and we look forward to bringing Wynonna to the global market,” said David Ozer of IDW Entertainment.

Emily Andras is represented by Jeff Alpern of The Alpern Group. Melanie Scrofano is represented by David Ritchie of Ambition Talent and Matthew Lesher of Insight Entertainment. Shamier Anderson is represented by Douglas Patterson of Patterson Talent Management and Tim Rozon is represented by Paul Hemrend at Edna Talent Management.