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May 29th Trade, Hardcover, & Graphic Novel Releases

Here's a short list of the Trade Paper Backs (TPB), Hardcovers (HC) and Graphic Novels (GN) that are being released this week. You can save 20-40% off the cover price by ordering them from Amazon. Amazon's release dates are normally off due to the way Publishers (Marvel & DC) date their releases (+2 Months) but they still ship when released.

Note: Releases based on http://www.mycomicshop.com/ and subject to change.



Absolute Edition - 1st printing. Collects TOP 10 #1-12, SMAX #1-5, a story from AMERICA'S BEST COMICS SPECIAL #1 and the graphic novel TOP 10: THE FORTY-NINERS. Written by Alan Moore. Art by Gene Ha and Zander Cannon. In Neopolis's Precinct 10, where every citizen is blessed with super powers, they are the law: A talking, armored dog. A genetically engineered "perfect woman." A high-tech cowboy. An indestructible man. A rookie with a toy box full of "helpers." These are the cops of the Eisner Award-winning series TOP 10. Now, their adventures. Hardcover, 592 pages, 10 1/2-in. x 9 1/2-in., full color. Cover price $99.99.
Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Here to Stay!" Collects All New X-Men (2012) #6-10. Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Stuart Immonen and David Marquez. Cover by Stuart Immonen. Yesterday's X-Men continue to adjust to a present day that's simultaneously more awe-inspiring and more disturbing than any future the young heroes had ever imagined for themselves. And things get even more dangerous when the villainous duo Mystique and Sabretooth target our young time-travelers - starting with Cyclops! Plus: How will Earth's Mightiest Heroes react to the time-swept X-Men? Find out when the Avengers visit the Jean Grey School! But they're not the only ones to do so, as the outlaw Uncanny X-Men drop by for a recruiting session. Who will join the adult Cyclops and his revolutionary crew? The answer will shock you! All this - and the original five X-Men get new costumes! Acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis further defines the future - and the past - of the X-Men! Hardcover, 112 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.
Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Avengers (1997 3rd Series) #57-63, Vision (2002 Marvel)#1-4, Thor (1998-2004 2nd Series)#58, and Iron Man (1998 3rd Series)#63. Written by Geoff Johns. Art and Cover by Gary Frank. Superstar writer Geoff Johns takes on the Avengers! They can defeat any super villain - but can the Avengers govern the world? When the capital cities of every country on Earth vanish, the floundering nations turn to the only organization capable of helping them: the Avengers! Then: Thor ascends to Asgard's throne and decides to start answering his worshippers' pleas for help. But not everyone's in favor of divine intervention, and it's Secretary of Defense Iron Man's job to stop the Thunder God's interference - leaving Captain America to play referee between two of the world's biggest super powers! Plus: His memories stolen, an amnesiac Vision must seek help from his creator's reluctant granddaughter to defeat a technological terror left over from WWII! Softcover, 312 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.
1st printing. Collects Batman (1940) #620-625, Flashpoint Batman Knight of Vengeance (2011) #1-3, Material from Wednesday Comics (2009 DC Comics) #1-12, and Batman Gotham Knights (2000)#8. BATMAN NOIR: EDUARDO RISSO spotlights the art of 100 BULLETS illustrator Eduardo Risso, which casts the Dark Knight in deep shadow on every page. Written by his frequent collaborator Brian Azzarello, this title includes tales from a variety of Batman projects, including "Broken City," a profound examination of the Dark Knight Detective and the grim metropolis that he protects. While hunting the murderer of a small boy's parents, Batman is caught up in his own investigation and ruminations, only to fall prey to a deadly new pair of killers who have been stalking him. Hardcover, 224 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.
Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Cable (1993 1st Series) #21-28, and X-Force (1991 1st Series) #44-48. Written by Jeph Loeb. Cover by Ian Churchill. Cable and X-Force unite under the pen of superstar writer Jeph Loeb! A new era begins as Cable revamps his mutant strike team and relocates to the X-Mansion - where Cannonball "graduates" to the X-Men, and Boomer becomes unhealthily attached to the murderous prisoner named Sabretooth! But when Cable's wife, Aliya, returns from the future with a dire warning, he'll be swept up in a time-traveling battle to save his younger self from his arch-nemesis Stryfe! Plus: Cable's mentor, Blaquesmith, debuts; Caliban and the Mimic return; Grizzly goes bad; and Deadpool helps Siryn escape from...a mental hospital?! All this, and the true powermonger behind the nation of Genosha stands revealed as Cable and Domino face the disturbing, despotic Sugar Man! Softcover, 344 pages, full color. Cover price $34.99.
1st printing. Written by David Schulner. Art and Cover by Juan Jose Ryp and Felix Serrano. From ROBERT KIRKMAN's Skybound imprint comes a sci-fi story like you've never seen before! Dr. Luke Taylor's perfect life comes to a dramatic halt when an identical, bloodied version of himself arrives at his doorstep with news that he is one of many clones... and they're all after his pregnant wife and their unborn child! Softcover, 128 pages, full color. Cover price $12.99.
1st printing. Collects Dark Shadows Vampirella (2012 Dynamite) #1-5. Written by Marc Andreyko. Art by Patrick Berkenkotter, and Jose Malaga. Cover by Fabiano Neves. For the first time ever, two of the most iconic vampires in pop culture - Vampirella and Barnabas Collins - meet in a blood-curdling thriller! Can these very different vampire heroes set aside their distrust to together bring down the notorious Big Apple Butcher, or will their bloodthirsty natures destroy them before the killer strikes again? And who - or what - is pulling the strings of the Butcher? The answer is an evil older than Barnabas and Vampi combined! Softcover, 112 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.
Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Dead Presidents!" Collects Deadpool (2012 3rd Series) #1-6. Written by Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn. Art by Tony Moore. Cover by Geoff Darrow. Dead former United States presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford, have been resurrected - and that's bad. The Marvel heroes can't be the ones to stop them. Someone is needed with the reputation, skills and plausible deniability to take out these com-monsters in chief. Deadpool time is NOW! Be here as Deadpool de-un-deadifies ex-presidents left and right - matching wits with Tricky Dick Nixon, fighting a grudge match against Honest Abe Lincoln and battling Ronald Reagan - in space! Do you need more than that?! Fine, then: monkeys! And not everyone escapes the epic finale alive - besides the presidents, duh. This is the Deadpool series you will marry someday! In Wade We Trust! Softcover, 144 pages, full color. Cover price $15.99.
Revised Expanded Edition - Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Wounded Animals!" Collects Elephantmen (2006) #0-7. Written by Richard Starkings. Art by David Hine, LaDronn, Henry Flint, Tom Sciolo, and Chris Bachalo. Cover by Boo Cook. The sold out first hardcover volume of ELEPHANTMEN is back in print and now includes the sold out ZERO issue with art by LADRÖNN, as well as a sketchbook section, the English & Media Studies back matter from the single issues, and an introduction by JONATHAN ROSS! Hardcover, 312 pages, full color. Cover price $39.99.
Volume 3 - 1st printing. Story and art by Alex Raymond. IDW's Library of American Comics is producing The Definitive Flash Gordon & Jungle Jim as part of the Ultimate Alex Raymond Collection. The third volume of the Definitive Flash Gordon & Jungle Jim includes every Alex Raymond Sunday from March 12, 1939 through the end of 1941.Flash, Dale Arden, and Dr. Zarkov have a lengthy adventure with Fria, the stunning Snow Queen of Frigia; Dale is captured by Ming's secret service, culminating in a fight to the finish between Flash and the merciless tyrant. Meanwhile, when radio signals from Earth find their way to Mongo, Flash and company must decide-do they stay on Mongo or return home to help overthrow "The Dictator"?! In the introduction by Bruce Canwell, Joe Kubert tells of being a 12-year-old making his first-ever trip out of Brooklyn to visit Alex Raymond at his Connecticut home! Plus, Howard Chaykin discusses the influences on Raymond's drawing style. Edited by Dean Mullaney, and designed by Lorraine Turner. Hardcover, 12-in. x 16-in., 160 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $75.00.
Volume 4 - 1st printing. "Episode 4!" Story and art by Yu Kinutani. Stand Alone Complex takes place in the year 2030, in the fictional Japanese city of New Port. The story follows the members of Public Security Section 9, a special operations task-force made up of former military officers and police detectives. The manga presents individual cases that Section 9 investigates, along with an ongoing, more serious investigation into the serial killer and hacker known only as "The Laughing Man." Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $10.99.
Volume 5 - 1st printing. Story and art by Fred Perry. Ayane Anno wakes up to find she's not in Atlanta any more, but a captive of Lowtor, prince of the candy-crazed wee folk known as the Uompa-Luompans! On the Astral Rifts, Madrid the ex-Djinn has the mother of all sky-visions en route to Gina's annual family picnic/BBQ. She enlists the help of her ex, Dao, only to encounter two future versions of herself! Elsewhere, Ibis, Queen of the Psi-Kobolds, plots revenge against Dreadwing for enslaving her and her people, with a little unexpected help. Dreadwing strikes back by invading an Enigma Temple, luring in some of his strongest enemies to their doom! Softcover, 138 pages, full color. Cover price $14.95.
Volume 5 - 1st printing. "Outcast!" Collects Green Hornet (2010 Dynamite Entertainment) #22-27. Written by Phil Hester and Ande Parks. Art by Igor Vitorino and Ronan Cliquet. Cover by Phil Hester. The legacies of their fathers may still cast long shadows, but the new Green Hornet and Kato have come into their own in Century City. The young heroes are busy putting away the last of the city's criminal gangs, but they haven't planned on a new threat - the city itself! The "Outcast" arc sees a new power rising in Century City. A bureaucrat has seized control of the entire city, and to cement his position, he enlists the help of a killer who wears the Green Hornet costume. Now, Britt Reid, Jr. must fight for his life, and for his father's legacy. The Green Hornet and Kato will have to get as down and dirty as their new foes to preserve everything their fathers left as legacy. In the end, nothing will ever be the same in Century City! Softcover, 144 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.
Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Sandman Presents Lucifer (1999) #1-3, and Lucifer (2000 Vertigo) #1-13. Written by Mike S. Carey. Art and Cover by Scott Hampton. Cast out of Heaven, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his throne in Hell for Los Angeles. Emerging from the pages of THE SANDMAN, the former Lord of Hell is enjoying retirement as the proprietor of L.A.'s most elite piano bar when an assignment from the Creator Himself threatens to change all that! Softcover, 392 pages, full color. MATURE READERS. Cover price $29.99.
Volume 9 - 1st printing. Collects Fantastic Four (1961-1996 1st Series) #80-93 and ANNUAL #7. Written by STAN LEE. Art by JACK KIRBY. Field trip! That's "field trip" as defined in the Lee/Kirby dictionary, which means you'd better pack that bag lunch in unstable molecules and buckle up for a trip beyond your wildest imagination! First stop: a visit to the neighbor's place, Attilan, home of the Inhumans! Second stop: Paris is beautiful in the springtime - but according to the brochure, Latveria's lovely year round. Then again, the savvy traveler never trusts a Chamber of Commerce run by Doombots. Third stop: Down Under. Way down under in the lair of the Mole Man! Last stop: The Thing takes an intergalactic tour as a gladiator in the Skulls' slave arena! You'd better make those travel plans today, True Believer - tickets for this trip are guaranteed to sell out! Softcover, 272 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.
1st printing. Collects Punisher Noir (2009) #1-4, Spider-Man Noir (2009) #1-4, and Spider-Man Noir Eyes Without a Face (2009)#1-4. Written by David Hine, Frank Tieri and Fabrice Sapolsky. Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico, and Paul Azaceta. Cover by Patrick Zircher. Along came a spider - and an unstoppable, unyielding, merciless force of nature! Corrupt mob boss the Goblin and his gang of circus freaks rule 1930s New York. Peter Parker is an embittered young man searching for justice. After the life-changing bite of a mystical arachnid, Peter inherits the force to change the city he loves - but when one crimelord falls, another always rises to take his place. And what's going on in Otto Octavius' lab? The Spider-Man must find out fast, before his friend Robbie Robertson is lost forever. The merciless vigilante named the Punisher targets mob boss Dutch Schultz, who calls in big guns Barracuda and Jigsaw to protect him - but the violence is about to engulf the souls of a small-time grocer and his impressionable young boy! Softcover, 320 pages, full color Cover price $34.99.
Volume 3 - 1st printing. Collects New Teen Titans (1980) (Tales of ...) #38, #45-61, #66-67, New Teen Titans (1984 2nd Series) #1-6, and Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Annual #3. Written by MARV WOLFMAN, and GEORGE PEREZ. Art by GEORGE PEREZ, JIM APARO, ROMEO TANGHAL, KEITH POLLARD, DICK GIORDANO, MIKE DeCARLO and PABLO MARCOS. Cover by GEORGE PEREZ. In this third massive collection of the hit 1980s series from the acclaimed team of writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Perez, the Teen battle the villainy of H.I.V.E., face the evil Dr. Light, witness the trial of Deathstroke, and try to rescue the dark hero known as Raven from her own father, Trigon! Hardcover, 792 pages, full color. Cover price $75.00.
1st printing. Collects Witchblade Demon Reborn (2012 Dynamite) #1-4 and Witchblade Demon (2003) DF Exclusive #1. Written by Ande Parks and Mark Millar. Art by Jose Luis, and Jae Lee. Cover by Dennis Calero. Since sending the Demon to his rightful damnation, police officer Sara Pezzini has turned her attentions to raising her child, dealing with the stresses of a criminal trial, and bearing the responsibility (and burden) of the mystical Witchblade. But the Demon's tale is not yet finished! In the depths of Hell, he encounters the Demoness, a creature capable of sending him back to Earth. Sara will soon learn that there's nothing so dangerous as a being of pure evil, full of revenge and fueled by hope! Softcover, 120 pages, full color. Cover price $16.99.
1st printing. Collects Watchmen (1986) #1-12. Written by Alan Moore. Art and cover by Dave Gibbons. In the mid-eighties, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created WATCHMEN, changing the course of comics' history and essentially remaking how popular culture perceived the genre. Popularly cited as the point where comics came of age, WATCHMEN's sophisticated take on superheroes has been universally acclaimed for its psychological depth and realism. Now, DC collects this series in the popular Deluxe Edition format! Hardcover, 7 1/2-in. x 11-in., 448 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.
Volume 4 – 1st printing. "AVX - Book 2!" Collects Uncanny X-Men (2011) #15-20. Written by KIERON GILLEN. Art Daniel Acuña, and Ron Garney. AVX tie-in! The X-Men make their stand against the forces of Sinister in the culmination of everything the mad geneticist has planned since UNCANNY #1! Then, as the Phoenix makes its fiery return, Cyclops and Emma gain supreme power - and it threatens to tear them apart! An unmissable story for X-Men fans! Softcover, 136 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.
Volume 1 - 1st printing. "A Stranger Among Us!" Collects Phantom Stranger (2012 DC) #0-5. Written by Dan DiDio, and J. M. DeMatteis. Art and Cover by Brent Eric Anderson. Who has been sacrificed? Who is guilty? Who can save us? And who is The Phantom Stranger? Cursed for a betrayal that affected the very course of history, the Stranger walks the Earth attempting to atone for his sins. His actions have consequences, and as he fulfills his duty, the people he encounters are irrevocably changed! Softcover, 144 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.
1st printing. Collects Punisher War Zone (2012) #1-5. Written by Greg Rucka. Art by Marco Checchetto, and Carmine Di Giandomenico. Cover by Maco Checchetto. Welcome to the war zone. The Punisher faces off against the Avengers, but it's going to take more than bullets to take down Earth's Mightiest Heroes. It's the matchups you never thought you'd see - Frank Castle vs. Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and more - with his protégé, Rachel Cole, caught in the middle. Does the Punisher have one last trick up his sleeve, or will the Avengers stomp him? A lot? It's time for the Punisher to take his punishment as writer Greg Rucka's powerful run comes to an end! Softcover, 120 pages, full color. Cover price $15.99.
Volume 2 - 1st printing. "AVX!" Collects Secret Avengers (2010 Marvel) #26-32. Written by Rick Remender. Art by Renato Guedes, and Matteo Scalera. Cover by Arthur Adams. AVX tie-in! Thor leads a secret team of Avengers on a suicide mission to stop the Phoenix by any means necessary! Who is Minister Marvel, and why has he drawn the Phoenix to the Kree homeworld? The Avengers devise a way to save the Kree, but one man stands in their way: the original Captain Marvel, reborn to unite his people! Can Ms. Marvel and the Protector break free of Minister Marvel's influence to aid their former companions? Plus: Can Hawkeye and Black Widow unmask the spy on their team in time to prevent tragedy? And as Hawkeye, Venom and Ant-Man face the Masters of Evil - an army of villains unlike any ever seen before - to save Max Fury, the Shadow Council's true goal is revealed! Enter the power of the Abyss! Softcover, 160 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.
Volume 4 - 1st printing. Written by Mike Carlin. Art by Pablo Marcos. Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz. Set during the earliest voyages of "The Next Generation" series, join Picard, Riker, Data, Worf, Troi, Yar, LaForge, and the Bickleys as they learn about each other and encounter: A de-powered Q who seeks refuge aboard the Enterprise as he attempts to learn what it means to be mortal; A world where warriors see battle as a child's game; A world with dark secrets that threaten both the ship and crew, and more. Softcover, 204 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.
1st printing. Written by Mike W. Barr and Alan Moore. Art bad Adolfo Buylla. A wild collection of rare Star Wars comics, including Alan Moore's Marvel UK tales, the three issues from Blackthorne (originally in 3-D), and a slew of stories from toy pack-ins, cereal boxes, and Star Wars Kids and Pizzazz magazines! Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 480 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.
Volume 2 – 1st printing. "Extraction!" Collects Superboy (2011 5th Series) #0, 8-12, and Teen Titans (2011 4th Series) #10. Written by Scott Lobdell and Tom DeFalco. Art by R. B. Silva, and Brett Booth. Cover by Ian Churchill. When the organization known as N.O.W.H.E.R.E. captures Superboy, the Teen Titans and Legion Lost and pits the young heroes against each other to weed out the weak, it will take everything Superboy has to save himself and his new friends from each other! Softcover, 160 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.
Volume 1 - 1st printing. "My Own Worst Enemy!" Collects Superior Spider-Man (2012) #1-5. Written by Dan Slott. Art by Ryan Stegman and Guiseppe Camuncoli. Cover by Ryan Stegman. Peter Parker spent a lifetime fighting to improve the world, but his story ended dramatically with a final, fatal sacrifice. Now, Peter's arch-enemy Dr. Octopus has taken control of his body - and his life. Otto Octavius is Spider-Man! And he's determined to prove himself Superior to his former foe in every way. But his baptism of fire will come when he faces down the new Sinister Six! Is the new Spider-Man in cahoots with J. Jonah Jameson? And has Carlie Cooper figured out his secret identity? Plus: Spider-Man and Mary Jane "reunited"! The return of the Vulture! And how many people must die before the Superior Spider-Man will kill a super villain? Find out as Otto battles Massacre, with hundreds of lives in the balance! A new era of web-slinging excitement starts NOW! Softcover, 120 pages, full color. Cover price $17.99.
Volume 1 - 1st printing. "God Butcher!" Collects Thor God of Thunder (2012) #1-5. Written by Jason Aaron. Art and Cover by Esad Ribic. Throughout the ages, gods have been vanishing, their mortal worshippers left in chaos. NOW!, Thor follows a trail of blood that threatens to consume his past, present and future. The only hope for these ravaged worlds is for Thor to unravel the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher! In the distant past, Thor follows the bloody wake of murdered gods across the depths of space. In the present, the Thunder God discovers a forgotten cave that echoes with the cries of tortured gods - and is shocked to find himself among them! And thousands of years from now, the last god-king of ruined Asgard makes his final stand against the God Butcher's berserker legions. As three Thors from three eras race to stop the God Butcher, the full extent of his vicious scheme takes terrifying shape! Hardcover, 136 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.
Volume 5 - 1st printing. "Shake For Me!" Collects True Blood (2012 IDW) Ongoing #6-10. Written by Ann Nocenti, and Michael McMillian. Art by Michael Gaydos and Greg Scott. Cover by Tim Bradstreet. An ancient and powerful nomadic wolf pack comes to Bon Temp to conduct its annual "Great Hunt," a ritualistic culling of an entire town over the course of a weekend. Can Sookie and Alcide convince the werewolves and vampires to work together and save the town? Plus, a closer look at ALCIDE HERVEAUX and what makes this brooding werewolf tick! Hardcover, 128 pages, full color. MATURE READERS Cover price $24.99.
Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Ultimate X-Men (2011 Marvel) #18.1 and #19-22. Written by Brian Wood and Nathan Edmondson. Art by Paco Medina. Cover by Dave Johnson. Brian Wood (DMZ, Star Wars, X-MEN) takes the helm as "Reservation X" begins, and a brave new world for the nation's surviving mutants starts here! Kitty Pryde tries to lead a nation of mutants, but someone close to her has different plans! Meet Mach Two, former Morlock tunnel refugee turned mutant resistance fighter! Will she side with Kitty, or become a dangerous new enemy? The mutants might hold the key to solving world hunger, but what is the deadly cost? And as the Iron Patriot guest-stars, Mach Two's play for power takes a new turn - and leads to a fatal showdown! Softcover, 136 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.


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