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Comic Book History of Comics Volume 2

Comic Book History of Comics Volume 2

The bestselling, mind-blowing graphic history of our favorite medium continues with the long birth of the Graphic Novel, spanning from1835 Switzerland to the USA today! How French and Belgian comics broke away from the American tradition and inspired Heavy Metal and a sci-fi comics revolution! Starring: Will Eisner! Moebius! Gil Kane! Herge! Rodolfe Töpffer! All this and a brand-new HER-story of Comics story (and World History of Comics variant cover) too!
Genre: Historical

Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits

Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits

What secrets await inside the Vault of Spirits? Deep beneath New York City’s seediest dive bar, Armstrong – the hard-hitting, harder-partying immortal veteran of history’s greatest escapades – is hosting an invitation-only affair for his most beloved friends and allies! Archer… Ivar, Timewalker… Faith… Quantum and Woody… And special guests from across the Valiant Universe… All have been offered a seat at the table for a personally guided tour of Armstrong’s most valuable and tightly guarded treasure… From the Great Flood to ancient Greece to the height of the Crusades, raise a glass as Armstrong recounts the true stories of his wine-soaked path down through the ages and the artifacts that reside within his own secret archive! ARCHER & ARMSTRONG maestro Fred Van Lente returns with rising star CAFU (RAPTURE) to chronicle the first landmark solo adventure in the very (very, very) long life and times of Valiant’s very own disorderly immortal!

War Mother

War Mother

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT — WAR MOTHER RETURNS IN A RIVETING NEW SERIES! Out of the pages of 4001 A.D., the breakout hero of 41st century charges onward in an high-powered tale of tomorrow from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK, Action Comics)! Two millennia from today, Earth is not the hospitable home we once we knew. Ravaged by an endless onslaught of war, disaster, and time, the world is littered with desolate badlands, fortified kingdoms, and secretive enclaves where humanity still clings to life... Enclaves like The Grove – Earth's last known repository of scientific knowledge and bioengineered prosperity. Now, under the leadership of the lone protector called WAR MOTHER and her sentient sniper rifle, the denizens of The Grove face a critical choice: remain where they are and die, or find a new land and flourish. Can War Mother lead her people out of isolation and reignite the fires of a dying planet? And even if she can locate the distant citadel she seeks, can she fight back the horrors and perverse monstrosities that lurk just beyond her doorstep? In the footsteps of RAI and BOOK OF DEATH, raw power meets tribal warfare as Fred Van Lente & Stephen Segovia forge a modern myth of the near future through the fire-tempered frontier of 41st century Earth for Valiant's next stunning science-fiction showdown!
Genre: Sci-Fi

Marvel's The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative

Marvel's The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative

The all-ages, action-packed prequel to the Avengers movie is here! Meet the incredible cast of the Avengers Initiative! The perfect introduction to The Avengers movie coming out in May 2012!

Guardians of the Galaxy: Telltale Games

Guardians of the Galaxy: Telltale Games

An all-new prequel to the interactive episodic game Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series! A group of cultists have taken over the planet Titan, turning it into a proverbial hive of scum and villainy, all worshipping its most infamous native son, the cosmic tyrant Thanos! Luckily for the Guardians of the Galaxy, it's also the target of their newest heist! Hired by a mysterious buyer, our band or ragtag misfits will have to get in and get out without being sliced and diced by a planet full of crazies. Easier said than done! Join Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket and Groot on an action-packed, laugh-filled adventure that's not only being created in conjunction with Telltale, but also leads directly to the new smash hit game!

The Green Hornet '66 Meets the Spirit

The Green Hornet '66 Meets the Spirit

Another challenge for THE GREEN HORNET, his aide KATO, and their rolling arsenal, THE BLACK BEAUTY! On police records a wanted criminal, THE GREEN HORNET is really Britt Reid, owner/publisher of The Daily Sentinel. Reid and Kato have traveled to Central City to participate in the futuristic World’s Fair, to get the skinny on the “Newspaper of Tomorrow,” a device capable of predicting headlines before events happen! But isn’t that a dangerous power for the press to wield… and say, who’s that blue-suited skulker in the shadows?

Origins of Siege

Origins of Siege

SIEGE is almost upon us! And this special giveaway issue contains everything readers will need to prepare themselves for the ultimate conflict to hit the Marvel Universe, six years in the making! Showcasing an ALL-NEW lead-in story featuring Loki, the God of Evil, ORIGINS OF SIEGE also contains an ALL-NEW origins section covering all of the major players in the battle, as drawn by the biggest artists at Marvel, as well as pinups and a checklist so you don’t miss a single important issue. All that and a preview of SIEGE #1! It’s time!

Z Nation

Z Nation

Z Nation: Black Summer – Part OneA prequel set in the world of Syfy's #1 scripted hit zombie series Z Nation, Black Summer is as bad as the apocalypse gets. A worldwide drought and famine when most of the surviving population dies and turns zombie. As the remnants of humanity cling to existence, fan favorite Charles Garnett returns to send a new team on a desperate new mission: Retrieve a possibly untouched cache of the food substitute Soylent Z from Galveston, Texas. But when mission leader Israel Johnson and his small team arrive in Galveston, they'll face a threat unlike anything ever seen before in the zombie genre. Featuring Z Nation's signature blend of horror, humor and heart, Black Summer is the start of a new six-issue miniseries from acclaimed writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, G.I. Joe) and Craig Engler, based on the long running series Z NATION by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler.

Spider-Island: Spider-Woman

Spider-Island: Spider-Woman

Jessica Drew and the ever-lovin' Thing go toe-to-toe over the one thing that can cure SPIDER-ISLAND... Ben Grimm's old girlfriend, Alicia Masters?

X-Men Noir: Mark of Cain

X-Men Noir: Mark of Cain

In the jungles of Madripoor, the claws of Logan, the bullets of Cyclops, and the fists of the Angel meet with wave after wave of beserk headhunters, all willing to protect the secrets of the Temple-Tomb of Cyttorak with their lives!

Weird Detective

Weird Detective

The streets of New York have been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. And the only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them—it takes a monster to catch a monster.

Super-Villain Team-Up/MODOK's 11

Super-Villain Team-Up/MODOK's 11

M.O.D.O.K. gathers a team of villains together for his most shocking scheme yet!

Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer

Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer

"Legends of the Geomancer" tells the story of how Anni became the very first Geomancer, the protector of the Earth.

Brain Boy:  The Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T.

Brain Boy: The Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T.

Agent Price's new mission pits him against a doomsday cult leader with a political agenda that poses a direct threat to the president. But a mysterious hive mind has more menacing plans for Brain Boy. He'll have no choice but to go head to headbrain to brainwith the mysterious Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T.! * Fred Van Lente (_Archer & Armstrong_) and Freddie Williams II (_Green Arrow_, _Captain Atom_) team up again! * A great jumping-on point for new readers! * Pick up _Brain Boy_ Volume 1: _Psy vs. Psy_ now, then start this new series arc!

Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica

Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica

Plus: Panther Gods, Lion Gods and Snowbirds!

Spider-Island: Deadly Foes

Spider-Island: Deadly Foes

While the Jackal considers a hypothesis for a twisted new experiment of his, The Hobgoblin sets out to terrorize the citizens of New York! It's up to some spider-powered reporters to save the day!

Archer & Armstrong: Archer

Archer & Armstrong: Archer

Who is Obadiah Archer, where did he come from, and how can he do the incredible things that he can do? (Which is everything, remember?) Fresh off the shocking conclusion of the Sect Civil War, learn the startling truth behind Archer's origin with an exciting look into his secret past by Valiant superstar Fred Van Lente and fan favorite artist Pere Perez!

Marvel's The Avengers: Black Widow Strikes

Marvel's The Avengers: Black Widow Strikes

Before Natasha assembles with the Avengers Initiative, see her in this hard-hitting espionage adventure set between the events of IRON MAN 2 and MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS!

Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight

Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight

Archer and Armstrong! The Eternal Warrior! Ivar, Timewalker! (And a very brief appearance by Faith!) It's winter at King Arthur's court in Camelot! The monstrous Green Knight has appeared before the Round Table with no armor, a gigantic axe, and a challenge. He has come to insist that the weaker knights participate in a friendly "winter's game" where anyone can strike him once with his axe, but on one condition: That the Green Knight can return the exact blow in one year's time. King Arthur has agreed to face the mysterious knight himself, but the Round Table's youthful and most gallant champion, Sir Gilad, takes up the challenge to protect his king. Much to the court's surprise, the Green Knight doesn't flinch as his head is struck clean off…only to pick it up himself and warn Gilad that he is fated to receive the same blow before the year is out. Now, Gilad – the Eternal Warrior – must solve the mystery of who the Green Knight is before his hour at the axe comes to pass! But first, he'll need to find some help...in the form of his own immortal brothers – Armstrong and Ivar – who shall be united once more! New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente returns to Archer & Armstrong as Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) joins in for an oversized, 48-page one shot epic!

Deadpool vs. The Punisher

Deadpool vs. The Punisher

Frank Castle has an unstoppable will a powerful drive to punish those who do wrong, rooted in the tragic killing of his family. Wade Wilson has an unstoppable mouth an unthinking knack for annoying everyone around him, rooted in thinking he's funny. Both men, however, are among the deadliest on the planet.