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Metropolis Magazine's "Godzilla Issue"

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Above, the cover. By Armand Vaquer Metropolis  magazine's "Godzilla issue" is now out on the stands throughout Tokyo and other parts of Japan. Legendary Pictures/ Warner Bros. Godzilla is opening tomorrow in theaters in Japan. Godzilla's parent company, Toho Co., Ltd. is distributing. Fortunately, you don't have to fly to Japan to see it. It is available on the official website of Metropolis in .pdf. To save you time from digging around, here's the link to the .pdf. Metropolis is a free magazine and is available throughout Tokyo, Japan. I have seen it at convenience stores, train & subway stations, restaurants and even at Narita International Airport. My portion of the issue:

Back Issue Comic Books Added To The Online Store - July 23, 2014

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Iron Man (1968 1st Series) #119, February 1979 Issue - Marvel Comics - Grade G/VG Iron Man is engaged in a standoff with a rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agent named Buck Richlen aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. Richlen orders Iron Man to take his own life or else he will kill Nick Fury, whose body lies at Richlen's feet. Iron Man uses one of his power pods to generate a concentrated electromagnetic charge which blows up a ceiling projector in the conference room. While Richlen is temporarily distracted by the blast, Iron Man rushes forward and knocks Richlen back with a solid punch. Suddenly, the room explodes in a hail of bullets originating from outside the Helicarrier. It only takes him seconds to realize that the Helicarrier has drifted into Soviet air space and that the gunfire is coming from a squadron of Russian M-21 fighter jets. As Nick Fury begins to awaken, Iron Man flies outside to intercept the jets. Fury calls down to the engine room and angrily inquires as to why they

The Flash vs Gorilla Grodd - DC Heroes vs Villains Collection - The Flash - Poster Print

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The Flash vs Gorilla Grodd - DC Heroes vs Villains Collection - The Flash - Poster Print Prices ranging from $10 to $35 for sizes ranging from 8x10 to 24x36 inches. Find out more at: The Flash - Poster Print This is a poster graphic print featuring an image of The Flash fighting Lex Gorilla Grodd atop The Empire State Building!. The print looks amazing matted to 8 x 10 to 24 x 36 and framed and will make a great addition to your comic book collection. A must for all Flash fans! Each image is a limited edition that numbered (1-50). The image is printed on professional studio grade glossy paper by a professional photography studio not a home printer. The item will be shipped in an acid free bag with a protective board to prevent folding or creasing. Larger items will be shipped rolled in a protective tube. Limited Edition: 50 numbered pieces.

Superman vs Lex Luthor - DC Heroes vs Villains Collection - Superman - Poster Print

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Superman vs Lex Luthor - DC Heroes vs Villains Collection - Superman - Poster Print Prices ranging from $10 to $35 for sizes ranging from 8x10 to 24x36 inches. Find out more at: Superman - Poster Print This is a poster graphic print featuring an image of Superman fighting Lex Luthor over Washington DC!. The print looks amazing matted to 8 x 10 to 24 x 36 and framed and will make a great addition to your comic book collection. A must for all Superman fans! Each image is a limited edition that numbered (1-50). The image is printed on professional studio grade glossy paper by a professional photography studio not a home printer. The item will be shipped in an acid free bag with a protective board to prevent folding or creasing. Larger items will be shipped rolled in a protective tube. Limited Edition: 50 numbered pieces.

Wonder Woman vs The Cheetah - DC Heroes vs Villains Collection - Wonder Woman - Poster Print

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Wonder Woman vs The Cheetah - DC Heroes vs Villains Collection - Wonder Woman - Poster Print Prices ranging from $10 to $35 for sizes ranging from 8x10 to 24x36 inches. Find out more at: Wonder Woman - Poster Print This is a poster graphic print featuring an image of Wonder Woman fighting The Cheetah on New Years Eve 1977!. The print looks amazing matted to 8 x 10 to 24 x 36 and framed and will make a great addition to your comic book collection. A must for all Wonder Woman fans! Each image is a limited edition that numbered (1-50). The image is printed on professional studio grade glossy paper by a professional photography studio not a home printer. The item will be shipped in an acid free bag with a protective board to prevent folding or creasing. Larger items will be shipped rolled in a protective tube. Limited Edition: 50 numbered pieces.

Batman and Robin vs The Joker - DC Heroes vs Villains Collection - Batman 75th Anniversary - Batman & Robin - Poster Print

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Batman and Robin vs The Joker - DC Heroes vs Villains Collection - Batman 75th Anniversary - Batman & Robin - Poster Print Prices ranging from $10 to $35 for sizes ranging from 8x10 to 24x36 inches. Find out more at: Batman & Robin - Poster Print This is a poster graphic print featuring an image of Batman & Robin fighting The Joker atop Mt Rushmore!. The print looks amazing matted to 8 x 10 to 24 x 36 and framed and will make a great addition to your comic book collection. A must for all Batman fans! Each image is a limited edition that numbered (1-50). The image is printed on professional studio grade glossy paper by a professional photography studio not a home printer. The item will be shipped in an acid free bag with a protective board to prevent folding or creasing. Larger items will be shipped rolled in a protective tube. Limited Edition: 50 numbered pieces.

Superman Plaque Dedication August 16

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by Armand Vaquer Above, the photo image that will be on the plaque. Created by Steven Kirk. Celebrating the 100th birthdays of Adventures of Superman actor George Reeves, Superman creators Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster and over 60 years of the Adventures of Superman , a plaque will be dedicated Saturday, August 16 at 5400 Wilbur Avenue, Tarzana, California. The dedication will begin at 9:00 AM. Above, (from left) Robert Shayne, John Hamilton and George Reeves at 5400 Wilbur Ave. in 1953. The site of the plaque was chosen as it was used in 1953 for a location shoot of the Adventures of Superman "The Man Who Could Read Minds" episode. Here, all principal characters of the show, Clark Kent (George Reeves), Perry White (John Hamilton), Lois Lane (Noel Neill), Jimmy Olsen (Jack Larson) and Inspector Bill Henderson (Robert Shayne), were filmed. Go here for details. At the time of this writing, attending the plaque dedication are Jack Larson, Beverly Washburn,

Superman Plaque In Tarzana, California

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by Armand Vaquer Tomorrow's early morning (well, not that early) task is to order the plaque commemorating the 100th birthdays of George Reeves and Superman creators Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster. The plaque dedication will be held on the morning of August 16. The plaque will have this photo (created by Steven Kirk): And, the text (by Jim Nolt and Armand Vaquer) will read: ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN Production years: 1951 - 1957 Producers: Robert Maxwell/Bernard Luber and Whitney Ellsworth Episode #29 "The Man Who could Read Minds." Script by Roy Hamilton.  Directed by Tommy Carr.   A portion of this episode was filmed in June, 1953 at 5400 Wilbur Avenue, Tarzana, CA., and is the only location scene to feature all five main characters:  Editor Perry White - John Hamilton; Reporter Lois Lane - Noel Neill (who replaced Phyllis Coates after the first season); Cub reporter Jimmy Olsen - Jack Larson; Inspector Wm. J. Henderson - Robert Shayne; and Reporter Cla

Batman (1940) #289 - July 1977 Issue - DC Comics

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Batman (1940) #289 - July 1977 Issue - DC Comics Price $25 - Order Here Batman (1940) #289 - July 1977 Issue - DC Comics - Grade VF/NM 1st printing. This comic book is in new condition. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has some flaws that warrant a VF/NM grade. Batman in book-length story, "Sign of the Skull!" Script by David R. Reed, pencils by Mike Grell, inks by Vince Colletta. Grell cover. Cosmo "Skull" Dugger suffers from anhedonia, a psychologial condition that robs him of the ability to experience joy. He builds an electronic device that allows him to steal the joy--and life--of a person he points it at during their moment of greatest pleasure. The process leaves a skull imprinted on the forehead of the victim. After three victims are killed, Dr. Faye Sommers calls in Batman to examine the last one, and he winds up battling some of Dugger's thugs at the hospital, who are trying to steal the victim's body. B

Web of Spider-Man (1985 1st Series) #90, July 1992 Issue - Marvel Comics

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Web of Spider-Man (1985 1st Series) #90, July 1992 Issue - Marvel Comics Price $3.00 - Order Here Web of Spider-Man (1985 1st Series) #90, July 1992 Issue - Marvel Comics - Grade VF/NM 1st printing. This comic book is in new condition and has never been read. It has only been removed from it's bag once to be scanned for this listing. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has very few flaws that warrant a VF- NM grade. Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded! "Sleight of Mind!" First printing. Giant-Sized 30th Anniversary Special Issue. Silver hologram cover. Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by Alex Saviuk. Inks by Sam DeLaRosa. The wondrous wall-crawler is chasing robbery suspects through the South Bronx when he suddenly runs into Galactus! The Ravager of Worlds has beaten the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and X-Men and now blasts the web-slinger into oblivion! Or so the confused web-slinger thinks! However, the wall-crawler has j

X-Men (1991 1st Series) #36, September 1994 Issue - Marvel Comics

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X-Men (1991 1st Series) #36, September 1994 Issue - Marvel Comics - Grade 9.0 + Price $4.00 - Order Here 1st printing. This comic book is in new condition and has never been read. It has only been removed from it's bag once to be scanned for this listing. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has very few flaws that warrant a 9.0+ grade. Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded! Deluxe edition. Wraparound cardstock cover. Cover pencils by Andy Kubert, inks by Matt Ryan. The Phalanx Covenant Book One Generation Next Part 2: Drop the Leash, script by Fabian Nicieza, pencils by Andy Kubert, inks by Matt Ryan; The X-Men try to save the next generation of mutants from being assimilated by the Phalanx; Cont. from Uncanny X-Men #316; Cont. in Uncanny X-Men #317. More At: X-Men (1991 1st Series) #36, September 1994 Issue - Marvel Comics

Hollywood-style Batman Day At Warner Bros. Studios

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Above, Batman and friends at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. Photo by Armand Vaquer. Did you know that July 23 will be Batman Day in Hollywood? Well, it is and there will be some celebrating at Warner Bros Studios. According to Japan Today : LOS ANGELES —Ker-pow! Batman is celebrating his 75th birthday this month with a series of comic-book, video-game and other events putting Gotham’s famed Caped Crusader firmly back in the spotlight.  July 23 is officially Batman Day, and to mark the occasion in Hollywood, Warner Bros has organized a VIP studio tour including Batmobiles, masks, capes and other souvenirs of the Dark Knight.  “The world has no heroes… Batman gives you some hope and some faith,” actor Danny DeVito, who played the caped one’s nemesis the Penguin in the 1992 movie “Batman Returns,” told AFP in an interview.  Batman was born in May 1939, the creation of artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, who were tasked by DC Comics with creating a new superhero in th

1991 Bandai 6 Inch Ultraman Series Red King Vinyl Figure

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1991 Bandai 6 Inch Ultraman Series Red King Vinyl Figure Price $20 - Order Here 1991 Bandai 6 Inch Ultraman Series Red King Vinyl Figure This 6-inch tall figure was produced in Japan in 1991 for Ultraman TV series The figure was sold loose and comes with it's original card still attached. History: The first Red King was discovered on a remote island filled with other monsters, where a small group of scientists had been terrorized and all but one were ultimately killed. Red King appeared along with Magular and Chandora. This episode also featured the first appearance of Pigmon, a monster the size of a human child that was friendly toward humans. The reason for the monster's appearance is that the magnetic field on the island is off-balance, causing creatures to mutate. The island was later named "Tatara Island". Red King defeated Chandlar by tearing off a limb/wing and throwing the dismembered limb, as well as some rocks, at him as the monster fled, a

Our $1 July 4th Comic Book Sale Ends Today!

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Our Amazing July 4th $1 Comic Book Sale Ends Today! Browse Our $1 Comic Bin Titles Include: The Avengers Amazing Spider-Man Captain America The Flash Doctor Strange Action Comics And More! Hurry Before They Are All Gone!

Conan The Barbarian #13, January 1971 Issue - Marvel Comics

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Conan The Barbarian #13, January 1971 Issue - Marvel Comics - Grade 4.0 Price $5 - Order Here 1st printing. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. Used and read comic with flaws that warrant a 4.0 grade. Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded! Cover art by Barry Windsor-Smith. Web of the Spider-God, plot by John Jakes, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith, inks by Sal Buscema; setting: desert east of Ophir & city of Yezud; Conan is delirious in desert, Thanix saves his life; Conan fights Omm (giant spider), Tork destroys Yezud and leaves for Shadizar with Lea. Read The Full Profile On This Comic Book

Conan The Barbarian #14, March 1971 Issue - Marvel Comics

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Conan The Barbarian #14, March 1971 Issue - Marvel Comics - Grade 4.0 Price $4 - Order Here 1st printing. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. Used and read comic with flaws that warrant a 4.0 grade. Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded! Cover art by Barry Windsor-Smith. First comic book appearance of Elric of Melnibone in A Sword Called Stormbringer, plot by Michael Moorcock and James Cawthorn, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith, inks by Sal Buscema; setting: Koth grasslands; Conan saves Zephra's life, fights against and later with Elric; Conan fights to save Hyborea and Melnibone from Queen Xiombarg. Read The Profile On This Comic Book

"King Kong vs. Godzilla" On Toho Video Blu-ray

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CD Japan is releasing the 60th anniversary edition of King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) Blu-ray on July 16. The item's description: Sixtieth anniversary release of tokusatsu series "Godzilla." 16 titles are released as Blu-ray format. Comes with an anniversary logo sticker. This edition features a film "King Kong Tai Godzilla."  Special Feature / Bonus Track: teaser, trailer, 10-sheet poster, stills, audio commentary The price is ¥4700 (U.S. $46.14). Along with King Kong vs. Godzilla , CD Japan will be releasing other Godzilla movies on Blu-ray on July 16. Each are 60th anniversary Toho Video editions. They are: Godzilla Raids Again , Godzilla x Mecha Godzilla , Godzilla 2000 Millennium ,   Son of Godzilla , Godzilla x Mothra x Mecha Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. , Godzilla vs. Mothra , Terror of Mechagodzilla , Mothra vs. Godzilla and Destroy All Monsters . Each are ¥4700 ($46.14).  For details on King Kong vs. Godzilla , go here .

World UFO Day 2014

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by Armand Vaquer Did you know that today is World UFO Day? Yes, for some it is. For others, World UFO Day is celebrated on June 24. According to Wikipedia: World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects. The day is celebrated by some on June 24, and others on July 2. June 24 is the date that aviator Kenneth Arnold reported what is generally considered to be the first unidentified flying object sighting in the United States,   while July 2 commemorates the supposed UFO crash in the 1947 Roswell UFO Incident . Back in the late 1960s, I was a member of the Science-Fiction Book Club. Several of their book offerings were books on unidentified flying objects. The first UFO book I bought through them was Flying Saucers--Serious Business . I still have the book. I have since bought several other books on UFOs in the ensuing years. Years before my mother passed away, she told me that my great-uncle, w

"Godzilla" Japan Poster

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To access the Godzilla Japan website, go here .