When Marvel Went British: The Complete Fantastic Four

The Mighty World Of Marvel (commonly shortened to MWOM) was a British comic book series published by Panini Comics. Initially debuting on 30 September 1972, it was the first title published by Marvel UK and ran until 1984. The series was revived in 2003 by Panini Comics, who are licensed to reprint Marvel US material in Europe, and was published monthly until November 2019.

Spending much of the 1970s as Marvel UK's flagship title, MWOM published black & white reprints of American Marvel four-colour material. Thanks in large part to the success of MWOM, Marvel UK gained a foothold in the (at the time) vast UK weekly comic market, allowing the company to cross-market and later introduce non-superhero UK-reprint titles such as Planet of the Apes and Star Wars.

The Complete Fantastic Four was a weekly title launched by Marvel UK on 28th September 1977, and ran for 37 issues until 8th June 1978. The first 36 page issue gave away a free gift of a plastic snap together model of a Boeing 747, while the second gave away a free Boeing Clipper boat plane model. Early issues contained just two reprint strips; early '70s Fantastic Four reprints continuing from their run in Super Spider-Man and 'classic' '60s reprints beginning with Fantastic Four #1 in the backup slot. In later issues, a third strip was included, 'The Invaders'. Following the title's cancellation, both the Fantastic Four and the Invaders moved into the pages of Mighty World of Marvel Vol 1.

The Complete Fantastic Four #4 October 19, 1977 Marvel UK Grade VF

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Written by Gerry Conway. Cover art by John Busecma and art by Joe Sinnott.

Rumble On Planet 3; The Thing; The Fantastic Four Fight Back

Searching for the Brain and his ultimate weapon the Warhead, Mister Fantastic and the Thing come across a medieval castle in this strange world based on 1950s pop-culture. By this point they have shaken off the Patriot's mental conditioning that made them loyal to their cause. Trying to infiltrate the castle they are attacked by soldiers that are guarding the ramparts with lances that fire ray beams. Having had enough of this twisted reality, the Thing smashes through the draw bridge and fights through the knights. Suddenly they are joined by the Human Torch and Medusa who are seeking the Warhead on behalf of the Wild Ones. Still under the Wild Ones' influence, the Torch and Medusa fight their comrades as the Brain -- secretly Slugger Johnson the man responsible for this reality warp -- watches on. He complains to the Shaper of Worlds that this reality he has created has not been ideal and that the Fantastic Four appear to have been unaffected by the changes. Tricking the Shaper into thinking that the Fantastic Four are evil, he convinces the alien to unleash the Warehead.

The Complete Fantastic Four #6 November 2, 1977 Marvel UK Grade VF

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As the Fantastic Four continue to fight among each others, the castle suddenly changes into a drive-in movie theater and the knights in to members of the Wild Ones. Suddenly on the drive-in screen appears footage of a monster movie which features a giant monster with an ape-body and Sputnik for a head. It eventually passes through the movie screen and out into reality prepared to attack everyone in sight. Witnessing this from their bomb shelter are Senator McHammer and his Patriots. He orders the Patriots to gear up and head out to claim the Warhead for themselves. As they exit, they push back one of the African-American workers on the facility. Finally fed up of being unseen by the Patriots, the black man goes down into the basement of the facility where his people live in squalor. He tells his people that they should not longer live in poverty and rise up and show McHammer and his people that they are equals.

Back at the drive-in, the Fantastic Four and the Wild Ones battle the Warhead but fail to gain any ground when suddenly the Patriots arrive in their flying cars. At that moment the mental conditioning between Johnny and Medusa begin to wear off and they agree to help Reed and Ben stop the menace of the Warhead. Seeing the Sputnik on the Warhead's shoulders as its weakness, the Thing flags down one of the Wild Ones and hops on his bike. Flown up to the monster's head, Ben jumps down and smashes it with his strongest punch. The Sputnik shatters causing the Warhead to explode as it falls back through the movie screen.

With the battle over the Wild Ones and the Patriots confront each other. During the heated exchange the leader of the Wild Ones tells McHammer that they need the "Youthies" because nothing lasts forever in society. This proclamation is agreed with by the approaching group of African-Americans. Their leader begins demanding that they be given their civil rights and that the fifties must end to give way to the sixties. As the black man forces McHammer and his people face their consciences, they begin to fade from existence. The Shaper of Worlds appears and announces that his experiment is over and it has ended in failure. He explains that he is leaving Earth, but will be curing Thomas Gideon and taking him along in order to provide the dreams that the Shaper needs to shape reality. As the Shaper teleports away as he restores reality to normal. The Fantastic Four find themselves back aboard their carious crafts heading back to New York City.

Just in case you were interested, DC Comics also printed comics in magazine form in the UK.

Batman Monthly #15 September 1989 London Editions Magazines/DC Comics Grade VG

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Cover Art by Jim Aparo and Art Gibson. Colorist Adrienne Roy. Letterer Ben Kazuhito Oda

Reprints of Batman #335 and The Brave and the Bold #166. Batman Monthly was launched by London Editions Magazines, later Fleetway Editions, in July 1988 and ran for 56 issues until February 1993. It was then relaunched for a further volume of 11 issues from March 1993 to January 1994. Then the series was merged with Fleetway's Superman title and the numbering restarted again under the title Batman & Superman; this lasted another eleven issues. All issues featured reprints of American Batman stories, with the first two years worth focusing largely on stories from the 1970s and early 1980s (and the occasional older story) and later issues bringing the character more up to date with stories from the late 1980s and early 90s. The first issue carried a free gift of a cover-mounted Batman badge. Batman Monthly also spawned an intermittent series of Specials, Batman Monthly Presents, featuring characters such as the Joker and The Penguin. A must have for all Batman collectors!

Doctor Who: Looking Back At "City of Death"

Folk Horror and Doctor Who: A History

From Den of Geek

Thought to be a relatively recent term, coined by director Piers Haggard and popularized by Doctor Who's own Mark Gatiss, "folk horror" is essentially horror based on old countryside folklore. It is a sub-genre of occult fiction, which encompasses paganism, witchcraft, superstition, legends and the traditions of the countryside. Often texts will refer to "Green man" rituals, stone circles, Devil worship, disfigurement and the "memories" of the earth.

In the cinema, folk horror is at the fore in films like the 1967 Hammer classic The Devil Rides Out, Terence Fisher's vision of the 1934 novel by Denis Wheatley, Piers Haggard's own 1974 film Blood On Satan's Claw (which incidentally features a terrific cast including a pre-Who Anthony Ainley and a post-Who Wendy Padbury), and Michael Reeves's 1968 feature Witchfinder General, which tells the story of the notorious and somewhat opportunistic Civil War Witchfinder, Matthew Hopkins, as portrayed by a bewigged Vincent Price.

Perhaps the most prominent example of the genre on film is Robin Hardy's 1973 film The Wicker Man. Edward Woodward plays a devout Christian policeman looking for a missing girl on remote island in the Hebrides. The islanders have embraced the pagan Celtic gods of their ancestry and (spoiler ahead) customarily claim a human sacrifice whenever the harvest fails. The screenplay by Anthony Shaffer was based on the 1967 novel Ritual by David Pinner.


City of Death at 40: Revisiting Doctor Who’s Most-Watched Story

From Den of Geek

“Well, I suppose the best way to find out where you've come from is to find out where you're going and then work backwards.”

To this day, "City Of Death" holds the highest viewing figures for any Doctor Who story on UK TV. Due to a technician’s strike that knocked out ITV for several weeks, plenty of programs on the two BBC television channels enjoyed increased ratings, but it’s auspicious that this particular Tom Baker serial wound up being seen by an average of 14.5 million viewers across its four instalments. Completely by accident, this Douglas Adams-penned escapade happens to be the ideal story for introducing new viewers to classic Who.

Although the Paris-set sci-fi crime caper wasn’t so warmly embraced in fan publications at the time, some of which decried its comedic tone as spoof-like, "City Of Death" now regularly places in the top 10 stories of all time in fan polls. Plus, this curio from Baker’s penultimate season as the Doctor has proven quite influential on the modern incarnation of the show, with new series showrunners Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat singing its praises.

The story starts with an exploding spaceship, in a prelude set before life on Earth began (and the serial is famously hazy on the dates there) before smoothly segueing to Paris in 1979. Travelling using the TARDIS randomiser, the Fourth Doctor and his Time Lady companion Romana (who has very recently regenerated into Lalla Ward) plan a day out as he calls the city “the only place in the universe where one can relax entirely.”


Doctor Who Magazine #379 Up to Scratch? Doctor Who Meets Scratchman Tom Baker Daleks Invade Manhattan! Torchwood Panini Publishing

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Doctor Who Meets Scratchman - DWM unearths the legendary lost movie...written by Tom Baker himself. Plus: Teatime Terrors - Image of the Fendahl revisited; Runaway Success? The Christmas Special reviewed; New Series - the countdown begins; Daleks Invade Manhattan - Stateside secrets from new series writer Helen Raynor.

Mark Hamill thinks a Deleted Scene in STAR WARS Was Important To Luke Skywalker's Character Development

From Geek Tyrant

Mark Hamill recently opened up about George Lucas’ Star Wars: A New Hope and how he thinks a scene that was deleted from the movie was important to his character Luke Skywalker. To this day, it still bothers Hamill that the scene was deleted as it would have added to the refinement of Luke Skywalker's beliefs.

While a guest on The Russo Brothers’ new podcast, Hamill opened up about the scene. The scene in question features Skywalker watching a battle taking above his home planet of Tatooine. He runs over to share what he’s seen with some friends, and talks with his friend Biggs, who has been enlisted by the Empire, but is looking to jump ship and join the Rebel Alliance instead. Hamill says:

"There a couple of things that are good for the character. Number one, he is ridiculed roundly by his peers. So he's not particularly cool or popular. Koo Stark is the only other female actor in the movie and she calls me 'Wormie'. So I am not popular.

"And then I bump into Biggs Darklighter, played by Garrick Hagon, and I go 'Wow!' You can see we're good friends. He's dressed in an Imperial uniform and I'm going, 'Wow! That's so great! I can't wait until I can get off the dump of a planet and join with you.' And he takes me outside and says, 'Luke, as soon as I get the chance, I am going to jump ship and join the Rebels.'

"The only reason that is interesting to me is that Luke has no political persuasion. He thinks it's great he is in the Empire! Luke wants to be in the Empire if it will get him off the farm! So he is completely pure in that he is not politically motivated in any way, shape or form."


Star Wars #17 (1977 Marvel) November 1978 Marvel Comics Grade VF

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Written by Archie Goodwin and Chris Claremont. Art by Herb Trimpe and Al Milgrom

This issue features a previously untold adventure of the hero at the Battle of the Death Star - Luke Skywalker. Back on the barren world of Tatooine, young Luke must face his fears and a band of Tusken Sandraiders to save his friend, Biggs, in order to grow into the hero he would certainly one day become.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark: Fantastic Adventure From The Makers Of Jaws & Star Wars!

Raiders of the Lost Ark #1 September 1981 Marvel Comics Grade VF

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Script by Walt Simonson and art by John Buscema & Klaus Janson

Marvel Comics' official comic adaptation of the 1981 movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark." In this issue, Indiana Jones' attempt to obtain a rare idol is foiled by his rival Belloq. And then Indy is contacted by the government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do in part one of this adaptation.

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Hold On A Second ... Batman Almost Fought Godzilla In A Movie!

As a long time fan of both Batman and Godzilla I was really surprised to learn that this actually almost happened.

From Looper

"Holy radioactive reptile, Batman!" Following a nearly decade-long hibernation after 1955's grim, black-and-white Godzilla Raids Again, Godzilla returned in glorious color in the kitschy kaiju classic King Kong vs. Godzilla. The 1962 blockbuster crossover spearheaded the character's transformation from his nuclear nightmare roots into a more comedic combatant throughout the 1960s and 1970s. After King Kong, Godzilla battled Mothra and King Ghidorah to great box office success. Then, rather than create a new character, King Kong vs. Godzilla's screenwriter, Shinichi Sekizawa, penned a script that pitted Godzilla against one of the most popular characters ever — Batman.

Not much is known about Sekizawa's Batman vs. Godzilla, but according to Screen Rant, Robin and Commissioner Gordon were supposed to show up, and Godzilla would be mind-controlled by the main villain. Batman wouldn't try to "zap" or "zonk" Godzilla with his fists, but he'd fight him with a host of Bat-vehicles, which isn't any more far-fetched than Batman fighting Superman, right? A few months after Sekizawa submitted his draft, the Batman TV series starring Adam West premiered in early 1966, launching a wave of Bat-mania. It's unlikely Toho ever approached DC Comics, and Batman vs. Godzilla was killed. While some of Sekizawa's ideas (such as a weather-producing machine) were recycled for Son of Godzilla, the Big G battling Batman lives only in our dreams. But since Warner Brothers currently has both properties, we can pray for Batman v. Godzilla: Dawn of Awesome.

Read More: https://www.looper.com/221025/godzilla-movies-that-never-got-made/?utm_campaign=clip

Here is the plot from Wikizilla

Barbara and her father, Commissioner Gordon, are taking a boat across the Far East when one of Barbara's friends from Vassar, Reiko Hammamoto, appears. Eventually, a tidal wave capsizes their boat that was seemingly caused by Klaus Finster, a German meteorologist who, after 20 years of being holed up in Argentina, has migrated to Japan; and now has a secret lair underneath Mount Fuji. The mad Finster claims to have a weather machine that he'll use to destroy Japan unless given 20 million dollars worth of gold. Gordon realizes there are only two men for this job; the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder themselves, Batman and Robin.

Unknown to the Dynamic Duo and their allies, Finster doesn't have control over the weather, but actually has control over Godzilla. Finster uses his control to make the giant reptile leave the Mariana Trench and head towards Japan once more. Batman and Robin, after battling a robotic copy of their ally Count Draidl, meet with Gordon and the Japanese police. Batman, having suspicions of Godzilla's involvement, watches footage of the beast's battle with King Kong to make sure he's right.

A waiting game ensues, and when a Kabuki show turns into a sword fight, Reiko is revealed to be one of Finster's spy robots after an accidental decapitation. Batman and Robin give chase to Finster, and the duo are trapped in a poison gas chamber that was disguised as a taxi cab. Barbara, now having donned the Batgirl attire, frees them with a pocket-sized blowtorch. After a chase through a Japanese bathhouse, they finally encounter Godzilla; this first time is a turbulent recon mission in the Batcopter.

The mission causes Batman to go into a state of nervous agitation, and they take a bullet train to Osaka when word arrives that the city is Finster's next target. They eventually devise a plan; lure Godzilla with a mating call and knock the giant out with explosives. After this, he surveys the Japanese people, who unanimously vote to send the creature into space.

With their plan in place, and after a chase and fight with Klaus Finster that ends with the mad scientist falling to his death, Batman, Batgirl and Robin all engage Godzilla with their vehicles, with the giant beast grabbing Batgirl during the fight. Batman, unflinchingly, uses the call anyways, causing Godzilla to throw Barbara Gordon away, with the young woman landing all the way at the Daibutsu Buddha. Batman scales Godzilla and plants the bomb on his neck, tying it to the beast with Batrope before he moves to safety and detonates it, knocking the beast out.

Japanese scientists build a rocket around Godzilla while he is unconscious, before ultimately launching the rocket into orbit above the Earth's surface, with Godzilla forever contained within.

Dynamic Classics #1 (1978) September 1978 DC Comics Grade VF

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Cover by Dick Giordano, script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano

Dynamic Classics intended to be an ongoing series of reprints, but it lasted only one issue due to the "DC implosion"*

"The Secret of the Waiting Graves":

Batman discovers the secret of Juan and Dolores Muerto and their secret of immortality. Profile of Cary Burkett. The Himalayan Incident, script by Archie Goodwin, art by Walt Simonson; origin of the Manhunter (Paul Kirk). Manhunter pin-up by Simonson.

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Bill Willingham Introduces Vampirella's Newest Foe in Special!

In a can't-miss standalone tale coming this September, just in time for Halloween, Vampirella meets the newest member of her spine-tingling rogues' gallery!

Multiple Eisner Award-winning writer Bill Willingham (Fables, Robin) writes the Daughter of Drakulon for the first time ever in Trial of the Soul. Willingham is joined by artist Giuseppe Cafaro (Catwoman, Suicide Squad), colorist Andrew Dalhouse, and letterer Carlos Mangual. The blood-filled cherry on top is the haunting cover by Bart Sears (Justice League, Blade).

This extra-length special tale asks the question, "Does Vampirella have a soul?" New character Prester John has made it his mission to determine this and enact judgment on her. If she passes the test, she will be spared. If not, he must destroy her. No matter how charming he finds her...

"I always found Vampirella so intriguing and I've always had a crush on vampires so this one-shot for me will be definitely a great chance to test my skills with this classic character," said artist Giuseppe Cafaro. "Plus, with Bill at the script, I'm sure that this will be an amazing journey! I always loved what he did with Fables and the Sandman Universe! Can't wait to show fans what we are doing!"

Based on the legend of the medieval Christian leader of a lost wealthy African kingdom, the Prester John of the Vampirella universe represents a force that our heroine has occasionally found herself contending with. Based on a design by Willingham, John is portrayed as a handsome young man, though he's lived well over 1,000 years. When not hiding among man, he dons an ornate armor made in the forges of Heaven. It pairs with his sword, which is actually on loan from Saint Michael the Archangel, who will reclaim it for the battle of the end times. Alongside his armaments and nigh-immortality, Prester John possesses great strength and can tap into a Godspeed allowing him to practically teleport.

Beyond the titular question of her soul, is Vampirella friend or foe to the forces of Heaven? Is Prester John a "villain" or something much more complicated, just as fans' favorite vampiri? And if either survives their encounter, when could they meet again?

VAMPIRELLA: TRIAL OF THE SOUL is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ July 2020 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in September 2020. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!

Vampirella #1 Cover A July 2019 Dynamite Entertainment Grade NM

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Written by Christopher Preist. Art by Ergun Gunduz. Cover by Frank Cho.

In July 1969, the world was first introduced to Vampirella. 50 years later, she doesn't look a day older!!!! Now, to celebrate her gold anniversary, Dynamite is launching a brand-new, ongoing series featuring the talents of Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deathstroke, Quantum & Woody, Justice League) and European star/American star-in-the-making, Ergün Gündüz (Tales of the Great War, Taxi Tales)! 32 pages, full color. Rated T+

First Look At Mars Attacks Red Sonja

From Dynamite Entertainment

Fans have seen them attack fin-headed cops, iconic rock bands, and fellow denizens of the red planet, but now Dynamite presents Mars Attacks Red Sonja!

John Layman (Chew, Detective Comics) and artist Fran Strukan (The Shape of Elvira) will chronicle the untold tale of when the dastardly Martians invaded Hyrkania during the Hyborian Age. Joined by colorist Valentina Briški and letterer maestro Taylor Esposito, the team will unravel this forgotten piece of history. How do the steel and savagery of Red Sonja stand up against the advanced weaponry and science of the big-brained baddies? Only one way to find out, by reading the ACK-ing book!

"This is a book I actively pushed Dynamite to do, and I bugged them and bugged them until they finally approved it because I wouldn’t go away," said John Layman. "I’m a HUGE fan of both properties, and the idea of mixing violent barbarian sword & sorcery with ultra-violent over-the-top retro sci-fi is simply irresistible to me."

Fran Strukan added, "It’s really amazing the amount of luck a person can have. Growing up with certain characters and then one day - WHAM! You’re doing a crossover between some of the most beloved things from your childhood. All of that, and with a veteran writer (and fellow decapitation lover) John at the helm, it’s impossible to express the amount of excitement I have for this book."

Layman returns to both franchises here following a celebrated run elsewhere on the Martian meanies and the fondly remembered early Dynamite crossover Red Sonja/Claw. He brings those connections (be on the lookout for Easter eggs!) and over 25 years of experience writing, editing, and more in comics. From his earliest days editing some of the innovative bestsellers at Wildstorm to his smash hit, multiple Eisner-winning creator-owned Chew.

The explosive first issue features a crop of covers by the coolest creators. A man very well-versed in depicting the She-Devil With a Sword is Lucio Parrillo, who highlights the menace of the Martians. Fan-favorite Dustin Nguyen (Batman, Descender) uses plenty of red and his signature style, and we're not just referring to Sonja's hair. Arthur Suydam evokes the classic era of science fiction that birthed the Mars Attacks franchise originally. Coming a long way from having fan art featured in an issue of Red Sonja (Vol 4 #7), is Luca Strati showing off a victorious Sonja. The legendary Barry Kitson swings through with a wraparound bursting with dynamism. And last but certainly not least is an incentive variant by Alan Quah homaging the classic trading cards.

MARS ATTACKS RED SONJA #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ June 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in August 2020. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!

Red Sonja #3 J. Scott Campbell Cover March 2017 Dynamite Entertainment Grade NM

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Written by Amy Chu. Art by Carlos E. Gomez. Cover by J. Scott Campbell.

Sonja reunites with her trusty sword with the help of her new friend NYPD cop Sir Max of Bushwick. Plus, the She-Devil finally comes face to face with her old foe, the evil sorcerer Kulan Gath, and gets some of her questions about this strange new world answered. 32 pages, full color. Rated T+

‘Birth of Ultraman Collection’ Coming to Blu-ray July 10

From Mill Creek Entertainment

The Birth of Ultraman Collection, containing some of the best episodes of the original “Ultraman” series, is coming to Blu-ray July 10 from Mill Creek Entertainment at $25.99.

It will include both the original Japanese language and the classic English dub audio tracks plus The Birth of Ultraman — Ultraman pre-premiere special, the very first appearance of the hero.

The set will be exclusively sold on DeepDiscount as part of the launch of a dedicated “Ultraman” storefront that will offer up all of Mill Creek’s current Blu-ray and steelbook releases in addition to other “Ultraman”-related merchandise and products.

The exclusive Blu-ray release also features art created by Alex Ross, which is also featured on The Rise of Ultraman cover for Marvel Comics, and Tsuburaya Production’s recent collaboration with the debut issue releasing September 2020.

The release is part of Mill Creek Entertainment’s license of the entire available “Ultraman” back-catalog via international distribution company Indigo Entertainment, from the team at Tsuburaya Productions.

“The Birth of Ultraman Collection” includes the following episodes:

Episode 1, “Ultra Operation No. 1,” in which the story begins as the heroic alien Ultraman pursues the space monster Bemular to Earth, leading to a fateful encounter with Shin Hayata, an agent of the SSSP;
Episode 2, “Shoot the Invader,” in which Ultraman’s iconic foe, Alien Baltan, makes its first appearance in a tale narrated by Ide, the SSSP’s genius inventor;
Episode 19, “Demons Rise Again,” in which an ancient time capsule unleashes the red-skinned monster Banila and its blue-skinned rival Aboras, who wage a titanic battle in the National Stadium;
Episodes 26 and 27, “The Monster Highness” Parts 1 and 2, the only two-part Ultraman story that features the Ancient Monster Gomora, who escapes captivity and overwhelms Ultraman as it rampages towards Osaka;
Episode 33, “The Forbidden Words,” in which even Ultraman may not be able to stop Alien Mefilas when he tries to convince a boy to give him the Earth; and
Episode 37, “A Little Hero,” in which Ide suffers a crisis of faith as the Friendly Monster Pigmon warns that the evil creature Geronimon is reviving an army of monsters to destroy Ultraman and the SSSP.
The Birth of Ultraman — Ultraman pre-premiere special aired in Japan on July 10, 1966, one week before the series premiere. The stage show was filmed before a live studio audience and introduced viewers to the story, cast and characters of “Ultraman.” This July 10 event on television is now celebrated annually and known throughout the world as “Ultraman Day.” Never-before-released in America, the special is presented in black and white (as originally broadcast) in standard definition with Japanese audio and English subtitles.

“Ultraman” premiered on Japanese television on July 17, 1966. While the series was still in production, the North American rights were licensed to United Artists, who in-turn commissioned voice director Peter Fernandez (“Speed Racer”) to supervise the English dubbing of the show. The English-language version was syndicated to American television in 1967 and went on to air in various markets across the country into the early 1980s.

Godzilla 2017 3.5-Inch Mini Vinyl Figure 65th Anniversary Godzilla Bandai Japan *MIB*

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The Godzilla Display 3.5" Vinyl Series features authentic recreations of the iconic kaiju that appeared in the Toho Godzilla franchise. These detailed vinyl Godzilla replicas features accurate sculpting and paint treatments with multiple points of articulation for enhanced realism.

New In Our Store This Week: What If... Captain America and Bucky Had Both Survived World War II?

Mystique #2 July 2003 Marvel Comics Grade NM - On Sale Now For $2.99!

The mutant chameleon Mystique is captured and sentenced to death for her terrorist crimes. When a shocking figure from her past offers her the chance at a new life, will she accept or choose to escape on her own?

Sheena Queen Of The Jungle #5 Cover A January 2018 Dynamite Entertainment Grade NM - On Sale For $2.99 Now!

As monsters and mercenaries clash, Sheena must race to prevent a war that could annihilate all she holds dear!

Fantastic Four #338 (1st Series 1961) March 1990 Marvel Comics Grade VF - On Sale For $2.24!

The FF and the two Avengers have penetrated the time bubble and arrive in a futuristic New York City. Once there they encounter Death's Head and battle Kang! Next, Thor transports the heroes to the awesome source of the time bubble, where the time travelers find...Galactus!

What If #5 (1st Series 1977) October 1977 Marvel Comics Grade F/VF - Only $7.49 Shop Now!

Captain America and Bucky succeed in disarming the drone plane that would have otherwise ended their careers in the 40s. The Red Skull has Baron Zemo put into a twenty-year deep sleep for his failure. Cap and Bucky continue to fight crime and Communism into the 60s, with Barnes switching to calling himself "Buck" as he gets older.

Marvel Team-Up #55 (1st Series 1972) March 1977 Marvel Comics Grade VF - $8.24 Shop Now!

Guest-starring Spider-Man and Adam Warlock
After narrowly escaping from Tranquility Base in New Mexico, a semi-conscious wall-crawler rockets into outer space on a spaceship rapidly leaking oxygen!

Spawn #37 November 1995 Image Comics Grade NM - A Great Deal At Only $7.49!

The Freak is introduced into the alleyways, and is threatened by street thugs. Spawn steps in and rescues the Freak from his attackers. As the Freak explains his origins, Spawn realizes that both of them are victims of evil men.

Spectacular Spider Man #14 (1st Series 1976) January 1978 Marvel Comics Grade VF+ - Only $5.99 !!

The wall-crawler, Razorback, and Flash are prisoners of the Hate Monger! The trio is chained to a wall and staring down a time bomb set to explode! Can the heroes escape the Hate Monger's trap?

Star Wars Adventures 1 Fried Pie Variant Cover September 2017 IDW Publishing Grade NM - A Variant Cover Only $5.99!

Introducing an exciting new era in all-ages Star Wars comics! This debut issue will reveal Rey's early adventures on Jakku as well as a comical tale of clone catastrophe!

Countdown #41 September 2007 DC Comics Grade NM - A Great Comic Book For Only $1.00!!!!

Learn more about the search for Ray Palmer! Travel into the Nanoverse! All this plus appearances by the Suicide Squad, the Penguin and the Atom!

Star Wars #23 (1977 Marvel) May 1979 Marvel Comics Grade VF/NM - Only $8.99 Wow!

Have Luke, Leia, and the rest survived their arduous ordeals at the Wheel only to fall into the clutches of Darth Vader himself?

Ghost Rider #26 (1st Series 1973) October 1977 Marvel Comics Grade F/VF - A Bronze Age Gem For Only $5.99!

When the mystic Dr. Druid arrives on set to investigate Johnny Blaze, the supernatural sparks fly.

Spawn #36 October 1995 Image Comics Grade NM - $7.49 On Sale!

Terry prevents Spawn from Murdering Jason Wynn. Spawn accuses his former best friend of being a traitor but he doesn't realize that Terry is trying take down Wynn himself by working undercover. Plus, Spawn finally tries to tell Wanda who he really is.

And Much Much More!!!

The Five-Issue Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swamp Debuts in September, Illustrated by Yasmin Flores Montanez

IDW Publishing welcomes Marieke Nijkamp, New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends and writer of DC’s The Oracle Code graphic novel, to pen the latest entry in the long-running children’s horror series, Goosebumps!

Written by Nijkamp, the monthly Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swamp comic book miniseries will debut in September, featuring the artwork of Yasmin Flores Montanez and colors by Rebecca Nalty.

The five-issue Secrets of the Swamp introduces Blake, a twelve-year-old girl who is shipped away to her weird aunt’s home in Fever Swamp for the summer. Expecting her weeks to be filled with video games, mosquito bites, and a whole lot of nothing, she instead finds herself in a spooky turf war between wolf hunters and werewolves. With monsters on both sides, it’s up to Blake to use all of her gaming skills to escape alive.

“I have fond memories of Goosebumps terrifying me as a kid, and I’m thrilled to get to play around in Fever Swamp now. Secret is a story all about finding your place in a new town, figuring out who your friends are, and dealing with the deadly monsters that lurk in the shadows. With Yasmin bringing the characters to life in such a wonderful way, I hope you’ll get caught in its snare too. Of course, in Fever Swamp, all secrets have sharp teeth, so best be careful you don’t get bitten,” says Nijkamp.

“I’ve wanted to work with Marieke for a long time, and I’m absolutely thrilled that we’re doing a Goosebumpsbook together. Secrets of the Swamp captures the same magic of the stories that terrified and delighted me as a kid, and I think everyone’s going to love the book that she, Yasmin, and Rebecca are creating,” says editor Chase Marotz, who is co-editing the book with Elizabeth Brei.

Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swamp #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Bill Underwood and a Retailer Incentive edition by Clara Meath.

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Written by Paul Allor, Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz. Art by Damian Couceiro, Kevin Eastman and Bill Sienkiewicz. Cover by Kevin Eastman.

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