THIS WEEK'S COMICS APRIL 18TH 2012

NEW COMICS (RECOMMENDATIONS IN BOLD)

3 STORY SECRET FILES OF THE GIANT MAN ONE SHOT - Supplemental stories to go along with the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel by Matt Kindt! If you haven't read Secret History of the Giant Man, this issue is your gateway! Look for more from Matt Kindt on Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. for DC!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #684 ENDS OF THE EARTH PART 3 - Even with the help of the Avengers, Spider-man may not be able to defeat the Sandman when he has the entire Sahara Desert at his command! If you've been away from Spider-man this is where you want to come back in! Reprints on #682-683 are on the way!

AVENGERS #25 AVENGERS VS X-MEN TIE IN - What is the connection between Iron Fist and the Phoenix Force that is quickly approaching Earth? Find out here comics' living legend, Walter Simonson joins Bendis to illustrate the Avengers Vs X-men tie in issues! For more on the power and mystery of the Iron Fist, look to New Avengers by Bendis paperback #1, Defenders, and the Immortal Iron Fist paperbacks!

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #2 (OF 12) - On behalf of the X-men, Cyclops drew a line in the sand at the end of issue #1! But the Avengers will not be denied as they assemble in full force on the island of Utopia! With the Phoenix racing to Earth, time is not a luxury either team has! Excitement behind this storyline is exceeding all expectations! DC fans, lapsed readers, and brand new readers are excited for this one! Do not let someone else leave with your copy! Secure it on your Pre-order Subscription!

AVENGERS MOVIE PRELUDE FURY'S BIG WEEK #4 (OF 4) - Overlooked mini series by Chris Yost bridging the gap of Nick Fury's activities between movies!

BATMAN #8 NIGHT OF THE OWLS PRELUDE - Batman may have survived his encounter with Gotham City's Court of Owls, but they are about to strike back in a way no one is prepared for! Batman is Acme's best selling and highest pre-ordered monthly series! New people are jumping on all the time and it is not too late for you! Also featuring a back up story from Scott Snyder and his American Vampire collaborator, Raphael Albuquerque! Available as digital edition copy.

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #3 - Featuring not only Batman Beyond, but Superman and Justice League Beyond stories as well!

BATMAN ODYSSEY VOL 2 #7 (OF 7)

BATWING #7

BIRDS OF PREY #8 - Black Canary has been on the run for a while, but will her allies continue to support her when they find out why?

BLOOD FEAST #1

BLUE BEETLE #8

BOMB QUEEN VII QUEENS WORLD #3 (OF 4) (MR)

BPRD HELL ON EARTH LONG DEATH #3

CAPTAIN ATOM #8

CASTLE WAITING VOL II #16

CATWOMAN #8 - Catwoman usually works alone, but now she has taken on a partner! Catwoman and Spark are on the prowl!

DANGER GIRL ARMY OF DARKNESS #5

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #11 - Art by Francavilla, Darrow, and more!

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #8

DEFENDERS #5 - Namor has a problem that he can only call upon the Defenders to assist him with.

DOCTOR WHO ONGOING VOL 2 #16

DOMINIQUE LAVEAU VOODOO CHILD #2 (MR) - This new series from DC Vertigo is off to a strong start! Inks by Winston Salem's John Floyd!

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS EBERRON ANNUAL 2012 #1 - Following up on developments from the D&D Infestation story!

FABLES #116 (MR) CUBS IN TOYLAND PART 3

FATHOM KIANI VOL 2 #1

GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING #8

GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #177

GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO SPECIAL #1

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #8

HELLBLAZER #290 (MR)

ICE AGE PLAYING FAVORITES ONE SHOT - Based on the series of animated movies!

INCREDIBLE HULK #7 - Hulk versus Banner!

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #515 DEMON PART 6 - Tony Stark's enemies are closing in on him on all fronts and his allies may pay the price!

IRREDEEMABLE #36

JOHN CARTER GODS OF MARS #2 (OF 5)

JOHN CARTER OF MARS WORLD OF MARS #4 (OF 4)

JUSTICE LEAGUE #8 CURSE OF SHAZAM PART 2 - The Green Arrow wants in the Justice League, but not all of their members are for that idea! Issue #7 presented the first storyline with the present day Justice League making this a great jumping on point! Plus the Curse of Shazam back up continues by Johns and Frank! Available as digital edition copy.

KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #185

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #8 - Classic Legion artist Steve Lightle returns to the pages of Legion of Super-heroes!

MANHATTAN PROJECTS #2 - This one came out swinging and Manhattan Projects has already sold out two printings on #1, do not sleep on this one from Jonathan Hickman and Image Comics! Use your free Acme Comics Pre-order Subscription Service!

NEAR DEATH #7

NEW MUTANTS #41

NEXT MEN AFTERMATH #42

NIGHTWING #8 NIGHT OF THE OWLS PRELUDE - After the revelations of Nightwing #7 and Batman #7, the eyes of fans and the Court of Owls are on Dick Grayson! Copies of Batman Gates of Gotham paperback, co-written by Snyder & Higgins, are in stock now on the Batman display!

NO PLACE LIKE HOME #3 (MR) HOME AGAIN PART 3

PEANUTS #4 (OF 4)

PLANET OF THE APES #13 - New jumping on point issue!

PROPHET #24 - Just when he was closer than ever to his goal, John Prophet's mission has changed! Prophet is the place to be if you like abstract science fiction similar to what you might find in Heavy Metal magazine!

PUNISHER #10 OMEGA EFFECT PART 2 - Picking up directly where Avenging Spider-man #6 left off, Daredevil and Spider-man form an uneasy alliance with the Punisher to take the fight Marvel's secret cabals who will do anything to possess the information on the Omega Drive!

RACHEL RISING #7

RAGEMOOR #2

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #8 - Tim Drake visits in preparation for Night of the Owls!

RED SONJA #65

RESET #1 (OF 4) - A failed comedian participates in an experimental research procedure that will allow the subject to relive major events in their lives and possibly change the outcome! By indie veteran Peter Bagge!

RESIDENT ALIEN #0 - A stranded alien has been living among the people of a small American city, posing as one of them. But soon something may cause him to step forward and act! New from Dark Horse Comics by Peter "Tom Strong" Hogan and Steve Parkhouse!

ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #2 (OF 4) - Material from Paul Dini, Jean Paul Leon, and more!

SECRET HISTORY OF DB COOPER #2 - Make sure this hit series from Oni Press is on your subscription list!

SHADOW #1 - Sinister forces threaten the globe and the military comes to Lamont Cranston for assistance in this new ongoing period piece written by fan favorite and trusted name in comics Garth Ennis!

SIMPSONS COMICS #189

SIXTH GUN #21 - By FCBD at Acme Comics guests Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt!

SONIC UNIVERSE #39

STAR WARS DAWN OF THE JEDI FORCE STORM #3

STEED AND MRS PEEL #4 (OF 6)

STITCHED #4 (MR)

SUPER DINOSAUR #10

SUPERGIRL #8 - Just when Supergirl thinks she has found a friend, the curse of the Silver Banshee has found her instead! Jumping on point issue with guest art by George Perez!

SURVIVALIST ONE SHOT

THUNDER AGENTS VOL 2 #6 (OF 6) - Concluding Nick Spencer's incredible re-imagining of the classic T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents concept!

THUNDERBOLTS #173 - Today's Thunderbolts clash with the original Thunderbolts in a clash that could damage the timestream!

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #4

UNCANNY X-FORCE #24 - Phil Noto provides guest art as a refuge from the Age of Apocalypse becomes a top priority for the team to take down!

VAMPIRELLA #16

VENOM #16 - Venom finds himself stuck in the middle of a battle between the Human Fly and the Hobgoblin!

WALKING DEAD #96 (MR) A LARGER WORLD CONCLUSION - Anyone wanting to switch over from Walking Dead paperbacks to getting the newest issues, as well as see the letters pages for the first time, will want to pick up volume 16 paperback and add the series to their Acme Comics Pre-order Subsciption Service starting with #97!

WITCHBLADE #155

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #9 AVENGERS VS X-MEN TIE IN - Wolverine is an Avenger and an X-man, and when Captain America comes to him, he will have to make a choice. Both for himself and for the Jean Grey School.

WONDER WOMAN #8 - Diana gathers weapons of power as she prepares to storm the underworld to rescue an innocent person! If you're looking to add one new title from DC, Wonder Woman by Azzarello and Chiang is it!

X-FACTOR #234

X-MEN #27 - The team rallies to protect Jubilee from the Assassin's Guild!

YOUNG JUSTICE #15


NEW LIMITED EDITION VARIANTS (PRICING DEPENDENT UPON RARITY)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #684 GABRIELLE DELLOTTO VARIANT EDITION

AVENGERS #25 AVENGERS ART APPRECIATION GABRIELLE DELLOTTO VARIANT EDITION

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #2 (OF 12) NICK BRADSHAW SKETCH VARIANT EDITION

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #2 (OF 12) NICK BRADSHAW VARIANT EDITION

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #2 (OF 12) CARLOS PAGULAYAN VARIANT EDITION

BATMAN #8 BLACK & WHITE VARIANT EDITION

BATMAN ODYSSEY VOL 2 #7 (OF 7) VARIANT EDITION

BRILLIANT #3 DAVID MACK VARIANT EDITION (MR)

DEFENDERS #5 I AM A DEFENDER VARIANT EDITION

DEFENDERS #5 WALT SIMONSON VARIANT EDITION

DOCTOR WHO ONGOING VOL 2 #16 1 COPY PER EVERY 10 REGULAR COPIES VARIANT EDITION

GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING #8 1 COPY PER EVERY 10 REGULAR COPIES VARIANT EDITION

GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #7 1 COPY PER EVERY 10 REGULAR COPIES

INCREDIBLE HULK #7 AVENGERS ART APPRECIATION WILSON VARIANT EDITION

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #515 AVENGERS ART APPRECIATION GREG HORN VARIANT EDITION

JUSTICE LEAGUE #8 VARIANT EDITION

PEANUTS #4 1 COPY PER EVERY 15 REGULAR COPIES FIRST APPEARANCE SNOOPY VARIANT EDITION

PUNISHER #10 ADI GRANOV VARIANT EDITION

ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #2 1 COPY PER EVERY 10 REGULAR COPIES VARIANT EDITION

SHADOW #1 1 COPY PER EVERY 25 REGULAR COPIES ALEX ROSS VARIANT EDITION

SHADOW #1 1 COPY PER EVERY 50 COPIES HOWARD CHAYKIN BLOODY VIOLENT VARIANT EDITION

UNCANNY X-FORCE #24 AVENGERS ART APPRECIATION GERALD PAREL VARIANT EDITION

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WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #9 AVENGERS ART APPRECIATION ALEX MALEEV VARIANT EDITION

WONDER WOMAN #8 VARIANT EDITION

X-MEN #27 AVENGERS ART APPRECIATION KHOI PHAM VARIANT EDITION


NEW TRADE PAPERBACKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS AND HARDCOVERS (RECOMMENDATIONS IN BOLD)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 - Kicking off the beloved Stan Lee & John Romita era of the Amazing Spider-man! The Green Goblin and Spider-man unmask each other, Mary Jane shows her face, the Kingpin of Crime debuts, Spider-man's first attempt to join the Avengers, and much more! See the original stories that led to Spider-man becoming the household name he is today! Issues #39-67, Annual #3-5, and more!

AVENGERS SERPENT CROWN PREMIERE HC - Reprinting Avengers #141-144 and #147-149 featuring the team versus Kang, the Squadron Supreme, and the power of the Serpent Crown!

BATMAN VENOM TP NEW EDITION - This required reading Batman story is finally back in print for today's readers to enjoy! When Batman is unable to save someone in need because he was not physically strong enough, he considers a dangerous enhancement that will lead him on a mission to destroy the source forever! This is a great Batman tale and the prelude to the Bane Saga! Legends of the Dark Knight #16-20 written by Denny O'Neill!

CAPTAIN COMMANDO GRAPHIC NOVEL VOL 01 (OF 2) - The Capcom hero of Metro City in his own graphic novel!

CINDERELLA FABLES ARE FOREVER TP (MR)

DRACULA ILLUSTRATED NOVEL HC

EMMA GRAPHIC NOVEL TP - The Jane Austen material illustrated by Janet Lee!

FEAR AGENT TP VOL 06 - The final story of Heath Houston, last of the Fear Agents. Last of humanity. Rick Remender concludes his long running creator owned series!

GANTZ TP VOL 22

HARVEY PEKAR CLEVELAND HC - One of the last graphic novels written by the late Harvey Pekar of American Splendor fame.

HELLCYON TP

HP LOVECRAFT THE DUNWICH HORROR TP

LOVECRAFT ANTHOLOGY TP VOL 01

MEGA MAN ROBOT MASTER FIELD GUIDE SC - A must have for fans of the blue bomber!

NEW TEEN TITANS OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 - Featuring the Judas Contract storyline, and Dick Grayson's transformation from Robin to Nightwing! New Teen Titans #21-40, Tales of the New Teen Titans #41-44, Annuals #1-3, and more!

RED HULK HULK OF ARABIA TP - Hulk #42-46.

SHARK KING GRAPHIC NOVEL - New graphic novel from R. KiKuo Johnson of Night Fisher fame!

SHOOTERS HC (MR) - New DC Vertigo original graphic novel.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS ALL STAR SQUADRON TP VOL 01 - Reprinting the beloved All Star Squadron comics of the 1980s for the very first time! See the contemporaries of the Justice Society come together as the All Star Squadron to battle the forces of evil on Earth II! Shining Knight, Liberty Belle, Johnny Quick, Hawkman, and many more! Justice League #193 and All Star Squadron #1-18 written by Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway!

SIX GUNS TP

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 04 DEATH OF ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN - Critically injured, Peter Parker battles his most powerful foes on the doorstep of Aunt May's house in Spider-man's last stand! Ultimate Spider-man #156-160.

UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC - Collecting the awesome series of untold tales from the early days of Spider-man written by Kurt Busiek!

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON PREMIERE HC VOL 01 - On the other side of X-men Schism, Wolverine has opened a school for mutants where they can learn to use their powers. But whenever a school for mutants opens you can expect explosions, aliens, and the usual fun only with Wolverine as headmaster! Issues #1-4, Wolverine & the X-men #5-6 are tough to find right now and this collection will only make them even harder to find!

X-FACTOR TP VOL 13 HARD LABOR - Issues #220-224.

X-MEN FATAL ATTRACTIONS HC - A staple 90s X-men story reprinted in hardcover! Magneto returns in a major way and the entire planet suffers for it! This is the storyline with the legendary confrontation between Wolverine and Magneto that fans still talk about today! Uncanny X-men #298-305, #315, Annual #7 and much more!

X-MEN HIDDEN YEARS TP VOL 01 - Reprinting the first twelve issues of X-men Hidden Years written and drawn by John Byrne! If you're a fan of classic X-men these all new stories are just the thing for you!


NEW GAMES AND STATUES

MARVEL HEROCLIX AVENGERS MOVIE BOOSTER

MARVEL HEROCLIX AVENGERS MOVIE STARTER SET

MARVEL MAGNETO FINE ART STATUE

MARVEL X-23 BISHOUJO STATUE


NEW MAGAZINES

BACK ISSUE #55 - Spotlight on licensed properties like Marvel's Warlord of Mars, Man From Atlantis, and more!

DR WHO MAGAZINE #445


NEW APPAREL

PUNISHER PUNISH FIRES NAVY PX T/S LARGE MEDIUM XXL


RE-ORDER COMICS

ADVENTURE TIME #2 2ND PRINTING

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #0 (OF 12) 2ND PRINTING

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 (OF 12) 2ND PRINTING - Many people missed out on this one and copies will not last until the weekend!

DETECTIVE COMICS #8

FANTASTIC FOUR #604 - Excellent stand alone issue by Hickman! Required reading!

INCREDIBLE HULK #3 2ND PRINTING

SPACEMAN #1 (OF 9) (MR)

SPACEMAN #4 (OF 9) (MR)

STAR WARS DAWN OF THE JEDI FORCE STORM #0 3RD PRINTING

STAR WARS DAWN OF THE JEDI FORCE STORM #1 3RD PRINTING

SWAMP THING #8

THUNDERBOLTS #172

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #9

VENOM #15


RE-ORDER TRADE PAPERBACKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS AND HARDCOVERS

BOYS TP VOL 08 HIGHLAND LADDIE (MR)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 8 TP VOL 06 RETREAT

CRIMINAL TP VOL 01 COWARD (MR)

CRIMINAL TP VOL 02 LAWLESS (MR)

CRIMINAL TP VOL 05 SINNERS (MR)

CRIMINAL TP VOL 06 LAST OF INNOCENT (MR)

JIM HENSON'S DARK CRYSTAL HC VOL 01 CREATION MYTHS

JOHNNY HAZARD DAILIES HC VOL 01 1944-1946

REBELS TP VOL 04 SONS OF BRAINIAC

SIXTH GUN TP VOL 01

STAN LEE STRIPPERELLA GRAPHIC NOVEL (MR)

WE 3 DELUXE EDITION HC (MR)