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Godzilla: Meet The Titans

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Fans of the classic Toho flicks will no doubt recognize each one of the fantastically designed creatures, and we can assure you- you will NOT be disappointed when you see the film. Director Mike Dougherty really does give these fantastic creatures the respect and care they deserve, proving he wasn’t kidding when he said “Primitive man saw these creatures, you want to give them a presence that would make them drop to their knees and bow to this god.” Pair these gorgeous Titans with incredible sound design and one of the best scores this year (by Bear McCreary), Godzilla: King of the Monsters has all the makings of a true summer blockbuster. Members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species-thought to be mere myths-rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very

DC Announces New Batman/Catwoman Series

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From DC Comics DC fans can expect an exciting future as the publisher revealed early details on its strategy for 2020, beginning with stories featuring tight, intertwined narratives across DC’s comic book lineup. Leading this charge into the future is Batman, the World’s Greatest Detective and a cornerstone of the DC universe. Related: Batman #1 Variant Cover C DC Rebirth September 2016 DC Comics Grade NM Beginning in January 2020, DC’s ongoing BATMAN comic book, currently shipping twice-monthly, will return to a monthly schedule, allowing DC to incorporate the monthly BATMAN title into the larger DC universe and continuity. BATMAN will ship alongside a new 12-issue BATMAN/CATWOMAN series by Tom King and Clay Mann, while Bat-Family titles DETECTIVE COMICS, CATWOMAN, NIGHTWING, BATGIRL and others will continue into 2020 with no immediate changes to their shipping schedules. “We’re making changes to our comic book publishing line to set DC up for continued success,” said DC’s

G.I. Combat "The Death of the Haunted Tank!"

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From DC Comics "The Death of the Haunted Tank!" written by Robert Kanigher with art by Russ Heath: The bombshell saga that created the new Haunted Tank, is reprinted from issue #150. Plus: "Peace with Honor!" by Ric Estrada. And: 1-page Warrior illo "Field Marshal E. Rommel" by Sam Glanzman. G.I. Combat #169 (1st Series 1952) February 1974 DC Comics Grade NM $24.99 - Shop Now 1st printing. This comic book is in new condition. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has a few flaws that warrant a grade of NM. Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded! The Light Tank M3 Stuart is the vehicle of Jeb Stuart's tank crew during World War II. The ghost of Stuart's ancestor Confederate general J.E.B. Stuart possessed the tank and aptly became nicknamed as the "Haunted Tank". Throughout the war the tank fought through the North African Campaign to the European Theater of Operations, but not without bei

Our Fighting Forces "7 11 War"

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From DC Comics Sarge starts winning at dice and feels that is a bad portent for the Losers. Their C.O. demands that they draw straws, and when the Losers draw the short straw, they think that they're in for it now. However, it turns out that the short straw wins a leave to London. The Losers arrive in the aftermath of a bombing and rescue some kids at the bequest of their mother near an unexploded bomb. They attempt to save the woman, but they are not in time before the bomb detonates. The Losers head back to camp as they feel even when they get leave it turns out to be a losing proposition. Our Fighting Forces #128 - December 1970 Issue - DC Comics - Grade Fine $11.99 - Shop Now 1st printing. This comic book is in used condition. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has a few flaws that warrant Fine grade. Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded! Joe Kubert cover. Mort Drucker. Our Fighting Forces began with an October–November 1

The History Of Memorial Day

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From The History Channel The Civil War, which ended in the spring of 1865, claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history and required the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860s, Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers. It is unclear where exactly this tradition originated; numerous different communities may have independently initiated the memorial gatherings. Nevertheless, in 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo—which first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags. On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a natio

Superman "Tales of the Bizarro World!"

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From DC Comics Bizarro-Jr. No. 1 gets in trouble at school for giving the correct answers on exam questions, but sleep-carves a Mount Rushmore-style monument to famous movie monsters of Earth, flunks his art test with highest honors, and redeems the pride of the first Bizarro family. Superman #202 (1st Series 1939) December 1967 DC Comics Grade Fine $17.99 - Shop Now 1st printing. This comic book is in used condition. Comic is complete with cover and all pages attached. This comic has flaws that warrant a Fine grade. Comic Book will be shipped bagged and boarded! Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "Bizarro's Amazing Buddies" This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #289. When parents on the Bizarro World rise up in protest against horrifying TV programs from Earth like Daniel Boone, Bizarro No. 1 goes to Earth to find some wholesome heroes worthy of being seen on children's programming, like the Abominable Snowman, the Franken

Thousands Of Fans Swarm To See The Worlds Biggest Monster ... Locomotive

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Literally thousands of fans have lined up to catch a glimpse of the worlds largest superstar ... and it's not Godzilla. No the monster in question isn't a Hollywood terror but the newly restored Union Pacific 'Big Boy' locomotive 4014 which is now on a cross country tour to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. Related: Girl and Goliath Santa Fe 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive 3751 Limited Edition Print History: UP No. 4014 was part of the first group of 20 Big Boys, classified as 4884-1. In December 1941, ALCO delivered No. 4014 to Union Pacific, which placed it in revenue service. Designed to haul 3,600-ton trains over Utah's Wasatch Range, No. 4014 and the 24 other Big Boys routinely pulled trains of up to 4,200 tons. No. 4014's last routine repairs took place in 1956. No. 4014 completed its final revenue run on July 21, 1959, just hours before the last revenue run by any Big Boy. It had traveled 1,031,205 miles (1,659,564 km)

An Awesome New Anime Short - The Mighty Grand Piton

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The Line Looks like an updated version of Gigantor or Johnny Sokko... The Mighty Grand Piton is a short film about a young British girl, Connie, who travels to the Caribbean Island of Saint Lucia for her school holidays with her family. There, she accidentally awakens a giant robot buried under the Twin Piton mountains on the south of the Island. This robot seems compelled to protect Saint Lucia but his origins are mysterious. No one knows where he came from or how long he’s been there. During the many years he’s lain dormant, The Mighty Grand Piton, became nothing more than the stuff of legend. READ MORE: Epoxy #1 - Limited Series - Giant Robot Manga - Epoxy Press - Grade NM The Mighty Grand Piton is the brainchild of Wesley Louis, whose parents were born in Saint Lucia before moving to the UK. Connie, whose character is based on an amalgamation of Wes’s nieces and nephews, is also an embodiment of his own experience of visiting the Caribbean. Specifically, the story refe

Bettie Page's Timeless Beauty Deserves Upgraded Trading Cards

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Dynamite Entertainment announces a Kickstarter for upgraded packaging and contents for the Bettie Page Deluxe Ultra-Premium Sketch Card Collection. Adorers of Bettie's timeless beauty and sketch card fanatics can check out the campaign for great value on packs and boxes, including one-of-a-kind sketch cards and other bonuses! Famed wrestler, commentator, artist and Bettie superfan Jerry "The King" Lawler will not only be featured as an additional card premiering via Kickstarter, but will also be contributing signed and exclusive sketch cards to the set with a unique design! The Bettie Page Sketch Cards Kickstarter is live now, visit here: BETTIE PAGE DELUXE ULTRA-PREMIUM SKETCH CARD COLLECTION Following successful and fan-favorite comic book series, Dynamite is bringing Bettie to trading cards! Bettie’s timeless All-American sensuality and playfulness is captured expertly by top-of-the-line artists included in this set including Joseph Michael Linsner, David Willia

Uncanny X-Men: "And Hellfire is Their Name!" (The Dark Phoenix Saga: Part 4 of 9)

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From Marvel Comics Following their near defeat by the White Queen and fearing that the mansion is no longer safe for them, Cyclops takes the team to the former X-Man Angel's aerie in New Mexico. He asks to talk to Angel privately, who then flies him to the top of a butte out in the middle of the desert (much to the chagrin of Professor X who wanted them to return to the school immediately). Cyclops recounts the X-Men's recent adventure and states that they were targeted by a group called the Hellfire Club. Warren finds this hard to believe as he and his girlfriend Candy are members of the Hellfire Club. Scott goes on to explain that he's worried about changes in Jean’s personality. Before he can explain any further, Jean herself arrives and interrupts them to have a private picnic with Scott. Warren leaves them alone and Jean gets Scott to take off his visor. Much to his surprise, she telekinetically holds his optic blast in check. The two embrace and make love on the

McFarlane’s SPAWN makes history as the longest running, creator-owned comic book with superstar creative team

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From Image Comics Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN character sets the stage for a historic celebration as it breaks the record for the longest-running, creator-owned comic in the world. To mark this momentous occasion, McFarlane has gathered a team of superstars from the comic industry to contribute to this giant sized 72-page book. Related: Spawn #2 June 1992 Image Comics Grade NM The big news for SPAWN #300 is that award-winning artist, Greg Capullo (Batman), returns to illustrate SPAWN. Capullo first brought his talents to Image Comics' longest running title, with issue #16, leading to a visually-stunning run as the book’s featured artist, culminating in the hallmark 100th issue. Following his seminal work on DC Comics’ iconic Batman, Capullo will be the main featured interior artist on SPAWN #300, alongside another major revelation... For the first time since 1995, Todd McFarlane, one of the top-selling artists in comic book history, will return to pencil and ink interior ar

DC To Relaunch 'Wildcats' Starting In August

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This August, Warren Ellis unites with artist Ramon Villalobos for an action-packed new era of WILDCATS. Following his genre-breaking work reintroducing beloved superheroes from the WildStorm Universe, Ellis and Villalobos will take the covert team on a new adventure in a six-issue miniseries beginning August 28. Related: Wildcats Covert Action Teams #1A (1st Series 1992) August 1992 Image Comics Grade NM “The first line I wrote down for WILDCATS was: ‘Saving the human race from the human race,’” says Ellis. “It’s a team made up of people who have seen the worst in everybody and everything, and yet still put themselves in frankly absurd amounts of jeopardy just so tomorrow might be a little bit better. And it’s a short series, so I might just kill them all. Come and see what happens. The art is great.” “Warren has created something truly spectacular with the relaunch of the WildStorm universe over the past two years,” says DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee. “Ther

This August, Gwen Stacy enrolls at Empire State University in GHOST-SPIDER #1!

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Gwen Stacy Journeys Across the Spider-Verse in 'Ghost-Spider' #1 Written by Seanan McGuire with art by Takeshi Miyazawa, the new series sees Gwen make her way to the center of the Marvel Universe as she travels from her troubled home of Earth-65 to Earth-616 for Super Hero action…and school! And the newest student at ESU is about to get a crash course in multiversity as she splits her time between the world she loves and the world she’s just getting to know! Related: Spider-Gwen #0 Fried Pie Variant Cover January 2016 Marvel Comics Grade NM "After dipping her toes into the main Marvel Universe, Gwen Stacy is finally taking the leap part-time as she enrolls in Empire State University," notes series assistant editor Danny Khazem. "But Gwen’s going to need to do her Spider-History research if she’s going to figure out just who from Spider’s past is keeping tabs on her! "Seanan McGuire and Takeshi Miyazawa are bringing their A-game back to Gwen’s worl

Darth Vader Uses The Full Power Of The Dark Side Against The Rebels On Hoth

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These scenes should have been in The Empire Strikes Back! From Gizmodo (Australia) Darth Vader is scarier than he used to be. While he’s always been intimidating, knowing that he was once a little kid who built C-3PO hurt his threat factor. For a while. Rogue One, arguably, changed that, melding the prequel and original trilogy versions of Darth Vader into a Force-powered walking tank of terror. Related: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Official Collectors Edition Paradise Press, Inc 1980 Grade F/VF The latest Galaxy of Adventures short brings that Vader to Hoth. This is not the Darth who just calmly waits for doors to open, who marches through the Rebel Base while his Stormtroopers do all the dirty work. No, this Vader is much more dangerous than that. This is the Darth Vader I like to imagine, the one who you know by reputation in the original trilogy but don’t really get to see in action. The force (heh) of nature, knocking down your door and cutting you down. Sca

King of Monsters Roars onto the Web to Establish Global Dominance with First Official Website Godzilla.com

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Toho Feel the rumble as one of the most iconic monsters stomps its way online with the global launch of the first-ever official Godzilla website from Japanese entertainment studio Toho Co., in time for the highly anticipated film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters releasing on May 31. Commemorating the 65th anniversary of its screen debut in 1954, Toho is connecting Godzilla fans around the world of all ages through exciting content from more than 30 films, comics, art, apparel, toys, encompassing the entire Godzilla universe. “We’re thrilled to unleash a world of content around our most beloved Godzilla,” said Keiji Ota, CGO (Chief Godzilla Officer) at Toho. “Fans have been longing for a universe that celebrates the all-mighty king of monsters and Godzilla.com delivers the most exciting news and stories about upcoming events, new merchandise and special releases as we commemorate the 65th anniversary of Godzilla.” One of the most exciting features is the first official Godzi

Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides Comic Book Heats Up IDW Publishing in November

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IDW Comics IDW Publishing reunites the Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate creative team of writer Jim Zub and artist Max Dunbar for an all-new adventure: Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides! Debuting in November 2019, the five-issue miniseries delves into the mythology established in the highly-anticipated D&D adventure Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus arriving on September 17. Related: Eerie #100 April 1979 Warren Magazines Grade VF In Infernal Tides, fan-favorite Minsc and his friends are caught in the middle of devil-tainted corruption that has taken hold of Baldur’s Gate. Unravelling the secret of its source will take the heroes to unexpected places and threaten the sanctity of their very souls. Even if they survive this perilous journey, there will be Hell to pay! “Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides is a wild ride through some of my favorite parts of D&D lore,” says Jim Zub. “Getting the chance to help develop the story and setting for a

Write & Draw Your Own Vampirella Comic!

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Dynamite Entertainment Dynamite is making a giant splash in July 2019 with a new Vampirella series by top tier creators like Christopher Priest, as well as reprints and collections of highly sought after recent and classic material, and lots of special items for fans. But in addition to celebrating the 50 years of Vampi, Dynamite looks to the future of Vampirella comics with a blank comic for aspiring creators! Related: Vampirella #2 (1st Comic Series 1992) February 1993 Harris Comics Grade NM Dynamite is offering the Vampirella Blank Comic Book. This standard length comic book sports sketch-quality blank interior pages and a cover with just logo treatment. Dynamite is embracing the extraordinary talents of their fanbase and the comics community to experiment and produce their own Vampi stories. People can take on the project solo or collaborate with friends to write, draw, ink, color and letter a full length story. Or split up the pages for an anthology in the vein of the o

Fans Go Insane For Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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The hits just keep on coming in 2019, and according to these early reactions to Michael Dougherty’s monster mash sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, fans might have the kind of Godzilla film that was only briefly glimpsed in Gareth Edwards underrated original. Here’s a small selection to stoke the blue flames of anticipation before Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits cinema screens on May 31st. #GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters is the modern day Godzilla movie you’ve been waiting for. It’s everything the 2014 Godzilla isn’t, while still retaining the best elements of that film and elevating them x 100. Monstrous action that rattles the theater. So damn good. @GodzillaMovie pic.twitter.com/claFZH3oq1 — Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) May 10, 2019 Social reaction embargo has lifted on #GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters , so I can finally say OH MY GODZILLA YESSSSS! If your biggest complaint of #Godzilla 2014 was not enough monster time, DEFINITELY get it in this! Let them fight! Ha

The History of Mother's Day

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Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. In the United States, Mother’s Day 2019 occurs on Sunday, May 12. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day traditionally involves presenting moms with flowers, cards and other gifts. Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.” Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful

This Week In History: Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Great Britain

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This Week in 1940, Hitler begins his Western offensive with the radio code word “Danzig,” sending his forces into Holland and Belgium. On this same day, having lost the support of the Labour Party, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigns; Winston Churchill accedes to the office, becoming defense minister as well. As British and French Allied forces attempted to meet the 136 German divisions breaking into Holland and Belgium on the ground, 2,500 German aircraft proceeded to bomb airfields in Belgium, Holland, France, and Luxembourg, and 16,000 German airborne troops parachuted into Rotterdam, Leiden, and The Hague. A hundred more German troops, employing air gliders, landed and seized the Belgian bridges across the Albert Canal. The Dutch army was defeated in five days. One day after the invasion of Belgium, the garrison at Fort Eben-Emael surrendered, outmanned and outgunned by the Germans. The Dutch and Belgian governments immediately appealed to Britain for help. Ne

California Governor Wants To Increase Health Care Coverage For Illegal Aliens

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In California Gov. Gavin Newsom's 2019-20 budget plan, he suggests spending nearly $260 million to provide health care to illegal immigrants aged 19 to 25. But where would this money come from? According to the Sacramento Bee, his plan could siphon public health dollars that would otherwise be going towards the treatment of STD's, and even measles outbreaks. As of May 1, there have been 40 confirmed cases of measles in California. Providing more health coverage for undocumented immigrants is expensive, and would likely force other existing health clinics to close "at a time when we now have measles cases in the region and we don't want to be shutting those services down," Dr. Peter Beilenson, the county Health Services Director said. Why would Newsom want to provide more money to immigrants? California already allows undocumented children to participate in Medi-Cal until they're 19... And while the federal government usually helps with the costs Medic

New Report Finds Bigfoot Prefers These Eight States

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In the world of Sasquatch sightings, not all states are created equal. That’s according to a new ranking of the best spots in the United States to get a glimpse of Bigfoot, which the Travel Channel compiled based on “never-before-released data” gathered by the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. Washington is where Bigfoot hunters are most likely to lay eyes on the legendary creature, the Travel Channel says, and it’s the No. 1 state on the list. “With a whopping 2,032 sightings and counting, this is the world’s most active region,” according to the Travel Channel. “The most popular places to catch a glimpse include the Blue Mountains, Okanogan County — or better yet, Ape Canyon — the locale of one of the most aggressive Bigfoot encounters ever recorded.” Next on the list comes California, with 1,697 reported sightings of the hairy beast, followed by Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon and Texas with 806 sightings. “East Texas, especially the areas that bord