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4-Colour Forward: Comics and Collectibles for Wed. Dec. 9/15

7 Dec

Time for another go checking out what’s new in your local comic shop this Wednesday, December 9/15!  To see the complete list from PREVIEWSworld, click here!


The Massive: Ninth Wave #1 – Dark Horse – $3.99

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In the pages of The Massive, Ninth Wave was struggling to repair a broken world. But before that, they were the preeminent global environmental-rescue unit, taking on criminals, polluters, politicians, and rogue states. The Massive: Ninth Wave tells these stories in a stylish, high-action, done-in-one format, reuniting the entire creative team from the original series.

Check out a 6-page preview here!


Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (of 6) – DC Comics – $3.99

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DC Comics and IDW team up for the crossover you never saw coming as two of the greatest entertainment icons meet for the first time! In Gotham City, a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he’s up against a group of highly trained ninjas known as the Foot Clan! Somehow, they’ve crossed over to another dimension and are determined to take advantage of the situation while looking to get back home. But they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are hot on their trail. Get ready for excitement as heroes and villains from both worlds clash and team up in an epic battle that threatens the very fabric of reality!

Written by James Tynion IV with art by Freddie Williams!


The Dark Knight III: Master Race #1 (of 8) Collector’s Edition HC – DC Comics – $12.99

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This oversized hardcover collects both stories from DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1 at the same size!

Now you can read the “Atom” story full-size!  Ironic, no?  Yes?


Detective Comics #47 – DC Comics – $3.99

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LOCKED UP! In Robin War” part 3, the GCPD cracks down on the Robins, Batman must choose sides-and the mysterious Court of Owls stands behind it all pulling the strings!

“Robin Wars” #1 began this crossover, with “Grayson” #15 as part 2, “Detective Comics” part 3.  “Gotham Academy” #13 and “Red Hood/Arsenal” #7 are also tied in to the overall story.


Harley Quinn HC Vol. 3: Kiss Kiss Bang Stab – DC Comics – $24.99

Harley was certain she could have it all. She could be the world’s best landlord, protect Coney Island from the scum of the Earth, woo Mason Macabre, work her day job as a psychiatrist, volunteer at the puppy shelter…but that’s a lot of spinning plates, and eventually they’re bound to start breaking! What happens when a psychopath cracks up? Is it possible for Harley to go even more insane?! Don’t miss this big helping of Harley from HARLEY QUINN #14-16, ANNUAL #1, VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL #1, and HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1!

The trade paperback for Vol. 2, “Power Outage”, is also out at $16.99!


Back to the Future #3 – IDW – $3.99

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WEDDING BELLS AND CROSSED TIMELINES! Marty McFly’s parents were destined to marry-whether he went back in time or not-but without his intervention, did the wedding cake taste as sweet? Plus, Doc and Marty weren’t the only pilots the DeLorean ever had. Biff Tannen took a trip, too-and 1955 wasn’t his only destination!

The first issue is also re-released with a second printing this week!


Mickey & Donald Christmas Parade #1 – IDW – $5.99

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It’s a ho-ho-humongous collection of Disney Yuletide tales! Mickey and Uncle Scrooge battle Pegleg Pete and the Beagle Boys in “The Christmas Caper!” Then Daisy, Donald and Gladstone have a not-so-jolly holiday in “Christmas Clubbing”-and Super Goof returns for spacescape shenanigans in “Interstellar Santa!”

IDW continues the tradition of the Walt Disney Christmas Parade annual collections!  Also out this week, “Mickey Mouse” #7!


The Walking Dead #149 – Image – $2.99

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The devil on your shoulder.


We Stand on Guard #6 (of 6) – Image – $2.99

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The smash-hit miniseries reaches its epic FINAL ISSUE with explosive battles and shocking revelations… but how will things end for the Great White North?


Gwenpool Special #1 – Marvel – $5.99

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•  She-Hulk throws a holiday party and invites the entire Marvel U!
•  Deadpool teams up with both Hawkeyes – Kate and Clint – to…stop a pickpocket?!
•  Ms. Marvel takes on her most dangerous threat yet: the holiday blues!
•  And then there’s the reason for the season(al special): GWENPOOL!
•  Yup, you read that right – Gwen. Pool. C’mon, you know you’re curious.

Click here for a 6-page preview!

Hawkeye HC Vol. 2 – Marvel – $34.99

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Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Eisner Award-winning reinvention of the arrowed Avenger concludes! Kate Bishop heads to Los Angeles to get away from New York and Clint Barton – but she can’t escape trouble, because Madame Masque is hanging out poolside! As Kate helps a reclusive artist find his lost masterpiece, Madame Masque finds Kate. By which we mean tries to kill her again. Meanwhile, back in New York, Hawkeye is reeling from recent events. And just when Clint’s rock bottom couldn’t arrive fast enough, his brother shows up. After a lifetime of bad decisions, Clint and Barney Barton realize they’ll have to save one another – if they don’t kill each other first. And when Clown and the Tracksuit Draculas lay siege to their building, it doesn’t go well! Read this book, bro! Collecting HAWKEYE (2012) #12-22 and ANNUAL #1.


Scarlet Witch #1 – Marvel – $3.99

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Witchcraft is broken – and the SCARLET WITCH is on a journey across the globe to fix it. From the back alleys of Manhattan, to the serene Greek Isles, to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, Wanda will have to face down her foes and find out who her true friends are. But as Wanda solves magical crimes and pieces witchcraft back together, the most important question remains: Who is the mastermind that broke it in the first place? Written by Eisner Award winner JAMES ROBINSON, with covers by Eisner Award winner DAVID AJA with the first issue drawn by fan-favorite VANESA DEL REY!

Click here for a 6-page preview!


Secret Wars #8 (of 9) – Marvel – $3.99

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Chartbusting creators Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic march toward the end of their grand saga as the final battle against God Doom rages on! Battleworld teeters on the brink. The Shield has fallen. Armies march on Doomstadt. As Battleworld gives way to a new Marvel Universe…no one will come out the other side unscathed, if they come out at all. Who lives? Who dies? Find out when the penultimate chapter!

A 3-page preview awaits you – click here!


Star Wars Annual #1 – Marvel – $4.99

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•  Galactic espionage hits the Empire – hard!
•  Haarkon Dak has been undercover in the Imperial bureaucracy for years…
•  …but now, he’s the only chance to save Rebel sympathetic senators!

This is the 6-page preview you’ve been looking for.

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #16 – Titan – $3.99

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It’s the 2015 Doctor Who Holiday Special! When a mysterious Christmas card materializes on the TARDIS console, Clara and the Doctor are pulled into an interdimensional adventure of astoundingly festive proportions! Packed with impossible sights and nigh-insurmountable stakes, this special issue also contains puzzles and games woven into the story!


Escape From New York TP Vol. 1 – Boom! – $14.99

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Snake Plissken is back! Picking up right at the end of the cult classic film, Snake heads south to get away from it all, but trouble follows him to Florida where a militant family leads an attempted secession from the rest of the U.S.! Collects issues #1-4.

Rachel Rising #38 – Abstract Studios – $3.99

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Rachel and Zoe have teamed up with Lilith to find and catch Malus. They soon discover that finding the elusive demon is one thing, catching him is another. The gloves come off in this new, hair-raising issue of America’s favorite horror comic!

Street Fighter Unlimited #1 – Udon Entertainment – $3.99

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Street Fighter monthly comics are back! Gearing up for the release of Street Fighter V in 2016, UDON launches an all-new monthly comic book series that will pack in more adrenaline, more battles, and more characters than ever before! A new era for the undisputed king of fighting games begins here!

Click here for a 10-page preview!


We Can Never Go Home TP Vol. 1 – Black Mask – $9.99

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The story of two teenagers, a mixtape, a stolen car, a fully loaded .45, strange abilities, dead drug dealers, and their money. A dark and modern story about getting lost and finding yourself on the backroads of America. Collecting We Can Never Go Home #1-5.

Dorbz Ridez: 1966 Batmobile Vinyl Figure – Funko – $29.99

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Atomic batteries to power, turbines to speed! To the Batmobile – with this stylized vinyl recreation of the world-famous vehicle, which comes complete with a 3″ tall 1966 Batman Dorbz-styled vinyl figure.

Pop! Saved By the Bell Vinyl Figures – Funko – $10.99 each

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Class is back in session at Bayside High School with these 3-3/4″ tall stylized vinyl figures of Zack, Kelly, A.C., Lisa, Jessie and Screech.

Pop! Bob’s Burgers Vinyl Figures – Funko – $10.99 each

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It’ll be just like dining on Ocean Avenue every day when you welcome these 3-3/4″ tall stylized vinyl figures of Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene and Louise into your home.

What will you be getting this week?










4-Colour Forward: Comics and Collectibles for Wed. Dec. 2/15

30 Nov

Black Friday is over, Cyber Monday is, well, either a memory or will be, depending on when you read this!  So if your credit card hasn’t melted yet, we can help with last rites, as it’s time to see what’s coming to your local comic book shop on Wednesday, December 2/15!  To see the PREVIEWSworld complete list, click here!


Call of Duty: Black Ops III #2 (of 6) – Dark Horse – $3.99

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Hendricks and Taylor’s mission to take out an enemy operative leads them from Helsinki, Finland, deep into the Arctic Circle . . . and deeper into a deadly conspiracy! The official prequel to the anticipated game Call of Duty®: Black Ops III delivers high-caliber thrills in the war-torn world of the distant future!

A second printing of the first issue is also due out on Wednesday to get you caught up!

Harrow County: Countless Haints TP Vol. 1 – Dark Horse – $14.99

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Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures-and to the land itself-in a way she never imagined. Collecting the first four issues of the southern gothic fairy tale from the creator of smash hit The Sixth Gun, beautifully and hauntingly realized by B.P.R.D.’s Tyler Crook!

“Harrow County” has also been opted for a possible TV show, so this might be the time to get ahead of the curve and see the story first-hand!

Batman vs Superman TP – DC Comics – $9.99

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The two most popular superheroes of all time aren’t always on the same side! This collection captures some of the most incredible and memorable clashes between the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight from the pages of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #4, BATMAN #612, BATMAN #35-36, SUPERMAN/BATMAN #32 and #78, and JUSTICE LEAGUE #2.

Might have something to do with some movie coming out in a few months…?

Harley’s Little Black Book #1 – DC Comics – $4.99

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It’s the sensational debut of a bimonthly, overstuffed, oversized team-up series in which Harley meets (and almost certainly annoys) the greatest heroes and villains of the DC Universe! First up? The incredible Wonder Woman! There’s a plot to assassinate Wondy, and Harley is convinced that only she could possibly stop it! (Hey, you want to tell her about all the other options? We tried.)

Robin War #1 (of 2) – DC Comics – $4.99

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In part 1 of this new epic, it’s Robins vs. cops! Robins vs. Robins! Robins vs. Batman! And Robins vs. the Court of Owls?!  Damian Wayne returns to Gotham City, and he is not happy. There are kids all over the city calling themselves Robin, Bruce Wayne is no longer Batman and the GCPD, led by the new, armored-up Batman, is cracking down on anybody wearing the “R.” And things only get worse when Red Hood, Red Robin and Grayson all come back to Gotham City…

Written by Tom King with art by Khary Randolph.  And speaking of books written by Mr. King…

The Sheriff of Babylon #1 (of 8) – DC Comics – $3.99

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Baghdad, 2003. Florida Police officer-turned-military contractor, Chris Henry is tasked with training a new Iraqi police force. When one of his trainees ends up dead, Chris is forced to team up with Nassir, the last remaining cop in Baghdad. Pulling the strings to bring them together is the mysterious Sofia, an American-educated Iraqi who has returned to take control of the city’s criminal underworld. This miniseries is a thrilling wartime crime drama told amid one of the most tumultuous times in modern history.

THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON is a new eight-issue miniseries pulled from GRAYSON co-writer Tom King’s real-life experience as a CIA operations officer and is illustrated by Mitch Gerads, co-creator of The Activity.

Mr. King also writes “Omega Men”!  Show him your support and pick up this new mini-series!

Rat Queens Deluxe HC Vol. 1 – Image – $39.99

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Collects RAT QUEENS #1-10 plus the never-before reprinted RAT QUEENS SPECIAL: BRAGA #1 plus extras all in an over-sized hardcover with a SILVER-FOIL stamped cover! A collector’s dream package just in time for Christmas!

Walking Dead Omnibus HC Vol. 6 – Image – $100

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This deluxe hardcover features 24 issues of the hit series, THE WALKING DEAD, along with the covers for the issues all in one massive, oversized slip-cased volume.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #121-144.

There’s also a signed and numbered edition for $150!

All-New X-Men #1 – Marvel – $3.99

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Hated and feared more than ever, the world is a dangerous place for mutants. As the few remaining X-MEN retreat into seclusion, a handful of mutant teenagers refuse to allow their destiny to be decided for them. CYCLOPS. BEAST. ICEMAN. ANGEL. THE ALL-NEW WOLVERINE. KID APOCALYPSE. OYA. Stepping out of the shadows of their predecessors, the ALL-NEW X-MEN are striking out on their own, determined to write their own futures!

Written by Dennis Hopeless, art and cover by Mark Bagley.

Daredevil #1 – Marvel – $3.99

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Back in black and on his home turf, Daredevil begins again in New York City as a new enemy emerges. Meanwhile his alter ego, Matt Murdock, is on a new side of the law in the District Attorney’s office. Fighting crime in the shadows, prosecuting bad guys in the light, it’s a whole new chapter for our man without fear-including the arrival of the devil’s advocate. Welcome to Hell, Blindspot.

Written by Charles Soule, art and cover by Ron Garney.

Star Wars #13 – Marvel – $3.99

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• Bringing together the smash-hit Star Wars and Darth Vader series!
•  Leia comes face to face with true evil!

Part 3 of the 6-part “Vader Down” crossover!

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse HC Vol. 8: Tomorrow Wars – Fantagraphic Books – $34.99

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The award winning series continues. A magic cloak sends Mickey and Minnie into a dystopian future of robots and wicked warlords and it is up to Mickey to end this electronic enemy’s reign of terror! In bonus stories, artist Floyd Gottfredson sends Mickey out on a ghost ship and then pits Mickey against creepy chemist Drusilla and her morbid minions! This new eighth volume is also available in a handsome, holiday gift box set with Spring’s Vol. 7: “March of the Zombies”!

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #14 – Titan – $3.99

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It’s the penultimate chapter of “The Hyperion War,” and things are looking bad for the Doctor and Clara! With the returning Hyperions having laid waste to whole portions of the Earth, the Doctor attempts to regain the initiative by moving the battleground into space, aboard the Hyperion’s orbital armada. But these ancient solar entities are building a superweapon around the sun – and eternal darkness could be the result!

If you’re missing Clara already (something about the crow got her in the TV series), she’s still alive and kicking here!  Well…as alive as a fictional character can be, I guess…


Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #5 (of 5) – Titan – $3.99

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“Weapons of Past Destruction” concludes! Did we really just read last issue’s staggering cliffhanger? Has one of the Doctor’s beloved companions flipped sides? The final conflict between the Unon and the Lect – will one of them take the Time Lords’ place as the guardians of the universe? One more outing with the ninth Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack! If you want more, you have to let us know!

James Bond #2 – Dynamite – $3.99

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James Bond is in Berlin, alone, unarmed and with no idea of the forces ranged in secret against him.  If he can make it to the Embassy, he might survive for a few hours more.  But he’s getting into that car with that woman, which means he has only minutes to live…

Pop! National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Vinyl Figures – Funko – $10.99/ea

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Clark Griswold and his family returned for a third vacation in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation as they celebrated the holiday at home as friends and loved ones descended on their Chicago-area home. Funko adds two of the film’s characters – Chevy Chase’s Clark Griswold and Randy Quaid’s Cousin Eddie – to their fan-favorite POP! Vinyl Figure line with these new 3 3/4″ tall figures that feature stylized, urban designs! Window box packaging.

Pop! Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Dancing Groot Vinyl Figure – Funko – $10.99/ea

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Groot, the break-out character of last year’s Guardians of the Galaxy, wants to help you ring in the holidays with a new figure in Funko’s POP! Vinyl Figures line! The Holiday Dancing Groot figure depicts the potted Baby Groot decked out like a Christmas tree in the 3 3/4″ tall style that have proven so popular with fans. Add this unique Groot to your collection! Window box packaging.

















4-Colour Forward: Comics and Collectibles for Wed. Nov. 25/15

23 Nov

Welcome back to another award-avoiding look at the new comic books and collectibles coming to your local comic book store Wednesday, November 25/15!  If you want to see the entire list of new goodies coming out, click here!

Previews #327 December 2015 – Diamond Publications – $3.99

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Available directly from your comic shop, get a look ahead as to what’s coming in the month of February 2016!

Fight Club 2 #7 – Dark Horse Comics – $3.99

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Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart continue the story where the movie left off!

Batman: Endgame: Director’s Cut – DC Comics – $5.99

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Perfect for the budding artist or writer, this presents the “Endgame” finale reprinted with artist Greg Capullo’s pencils and the original script by Scott Snyder!


Dark Knight III: Master Race #1 (of 8) – DC Comics – $5.99

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This will be THE book to get this week!  Writers Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello, along with artist Andy Kubert and inker Klaus Janson bring you the first part of a new epic!

Flash by Geoff Johns Vol. 1 TP – DC Comics – $24.99

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If you’re loving “The Flash” on the CW, you’ll love this!  Collecting the beginning of writer Geoff Johns’ unforgettable run, “The Flash” #164-176 and “The Flash: Iron Heights” #1!

Omega Men #6 – DC Comics – $2.99

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Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda are getting the chance to tell their story the way they wanted to (thank you, Social Media!), so join in and pick up this issue!

Saga #31 – Image Comics – $2.99

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“Saga” returns from its’ break with a great jumping-on point, as the story jumps ahead to Hazel’s new life…in kindergarten!

Darth Vader #13 – Marvel – $3.99

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The second of six parts of the “Vader Down” crossover is presented here!  It’s Vader versus the Rebels!

Silk #1 – Marvel – $3.99

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Silk is back!…and now working with Black Cat?

Archie #4 – Archie Comics – $3.99

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Artist Fiona Staples may be back doing her “Saga” gig, but the rebooted “Archie” book is in good hands with artist Annie Wu!  Finally, the “lipstick incident” is revealed!

The Pitiful Human Lizard #2 – Chapter House Publishing – $3.99

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Continuing the reprints of the original self-published issues by creator Jason Loo!  Is that former Toronto mayor Ro…..naaahhh, can’t be!  It says right in the word balloon that it’s “Rabb the Malevolent”!  Still think it’s Rob Ford though…

Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge HC Box Set: Only a Poor Old Man and The Seven Cities of Gold – Fantagraphic Books – $49.99

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This boxed set collects two of Fantagraphic Books’ Duck albums, “Only a Poor Old Man” and “The Seven Cities of Gold”!  Separately, you’d be looking at around $30 each, so this is a great deal for two fantastic collections of Carl Barks’ works!

Venom: Space Knight – Marvel – $3.99

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Flash Thompson in space!  An Agent of the Cosmos!

Jessica Jones: Alias TP Vol. 3 – Marvel – $19.99

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If you’ve just powered down all the episodes of “Marvel: Jessica Jones” on Netflix, check out the source material!  Here’s the third volume which collects “Alias” #10 and #16-21!

Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series Vol. 1 HC – Abrams Comicarts – $24.95

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Take a look back at the original run of Topps’ “Star Wars” trading cards issued in 1977!  All five classic trading card series are being reprinted in book form in a deluxe volume of 516 pages.

The Legend of Zelda: Link on the Crimson Loftwing Statue – First 4 Figures – $489.00

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Do you know what you want for Christmas now?  I do!  The entire piece measures 26″ by 22″ by 25″, making it the perfect center piece to any collection and an absolute must-have for any Zelda collectors. It’s sculpted from polystone resin, with all of the finer details finished and painted by hand, resulting in a truly stunning, individual product.

Pop! Walking Dead Vinyl Figures – Funko – $10.99/ea

Season 6 of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” gets represented with these new Pop!’s of Rick Grimes, Morgan, Abraham and Michonne!


With Christmas around the corner there’s certainly lots of goodies here that could find their way under your tree!  So what will you be getting this week?


















4-Colour Forward: Comics and Collectibles for Wed. Nov. 18/15

16 Nov

It’s back, like the plague!  “4-Colour Preview” (extra “u” in ‘color’ because, well, Canada) returns, just in time to present to you the noteworthy comics and collectibles coming your way Wednesday, November 18/15!  To see the full listing from PREVIEWSworld, click here!

Batman Europa #1 (of 4) – DC Comics – $4.99

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Giuseppe Camuncoli provides the layouts, and top talent do the rest in this four-issue mini-series written by Matteo Casali and Brian Azzarello!  The first issue is pencilled and inked by Jim Lee!

Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus HC Vol. 1 – DC Comics – $75.00

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Containing stories from Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, with a new cover by Darwyn Cooke!  This omnibus collects Detective Comics #27-56 and Batman #1-7!  Read the original origin of the Dark Knight, and witness the debuts of Robin, Commissioner Gordon, The Joker, Catwoman, and many more!

Orphan Black: Helsinki #1 (of 5) – IDW – $3.99

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Learn the dark secrets of this codename in this special event miniseries by co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson!

Huck #1 – Image – $3.50

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A new series from Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque!  In a quiet seaside town, Huck uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. His neighbors return the favors by keeping his abilities a secret. But when a newcomer alerts the media, a firestorm erupts, sending Huck on an adventure that will change everything!

Mighty Thor #1 – Marvel – $4.99

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Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman are behind this new #1 by Marvel!  When Dr. Jane Foster lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, THE MIGHTY THOR!

Ms. Marvel #1 – Marvel – $4.99

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Ms. Marvel returns, and is now officially an Avenger!

Secret Wars Too #1 – Marvel – $4.99

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Need a reason to part with $4.99?  How about the fact this sends up Marvel’s biggest event-that’s-not-quite-over-but-looks-like-it-if-you-noticed-all-the-other-number-one-titles-out-there?

Spider-Woman #1 – Marvel – $3.99

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Jessica Drew is a private investigator, a super hero and… a mom to be?

Star Wars #12 – Marvel – $3.99

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The truth about Sana Solo!

Star Wars: Vader Down #1 – Marvel – $4.99

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This special one-shot begins the “Star Wars/Darth Vader” cross-over event!  Part 1 of 6!

Disney Rosa Duck Library HC Vol. #4: The Last of the Clan McDuck – Fantagraphic – $29.99

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Anything by Keno Don Rosa is worth picking up in my opinion!  I’m finally getting around to collecting these volumes, but as a long-time collector I remember picking up the original Gladstone Comics when these stories were first published.  These books are gorgeous and worth being in any collection!

Rachel Rising #37 – Abstract – $3.99

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Rachel goes public with her secret!

That’s it for this week!  What will you be picking up?

4-Colour Forward: New Comics and Collectibles for Wed. Oct. 7/15

5 Oct

Lock your doors, draw the drapes and hide away your bank security box keys! It’s the column giving you the highlights with what’s coming out in your local comic book stores on Wednesday, October 7/15!  To give the list your personal once-over, click here!

—– Ei8gt TP Vol. 1 – Dark Horse – $17.99 —–

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I haven’t read the monthlies, but can say anything involving Rafael Albuquerque is worth checking out!  This collects the first five issues of the series!

—– Lara Croft: Frozen Omen #1 (of 5) – Dark Horse – $3.99 —–

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Those of you subscribing to Comic Block will be getting a copy of this issue – with a Comic Block exclusive variant cover – so keep that in mind when getting your books this week!

—– Batman and Robin Eternal #1 – DC – $3.99 —–

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The last Batman weekly, Batman Eternal, was a hit for DC, so it makes sense to start up a new one!  Here’s how DC describes what this series is about:

Five years ago, Batman and Robin worked the most disturbing case of their crimefighting careers-bringing down the organization of the ultimate human trafficker, the mysterious woman known only as Mother. At the time, Dick Grayson never quite understood the scope of that case, but now its darkest secrets are coming back to haunt him and everyone else who ever worked with Batman! With  Bruce Wayne now lost to them, Dick and all his allies are out in the cold! Who can they trust? Is someone among them not who they say they are? And who is the deadly, silent young woman in black who’s come to Gotham City looking for Batman?

James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder are behind the writing so you know you’re in good hands!  Tony S. Daniel draws the first issue (and will rotate with other artists)!

—– Convergence HC – DC – $29.99 —–

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When DC moved their head offices from New York to Burbank, California, they needed an ‘event’ to fill the publishing gap when they wouldn’t be putting out any books.  Hence, “Convergence” and the many mini-series that sprung from it!  Also available this week: “Convergence Zero Hour TP Book 1” and “Book 2”, both at $19.99 each!

—– Crisis on Infinite Earths Deluxe Edition HC – DC – $49.99 —–

The mini-series from the ’80s that changed what an “event” could be in the comics world gets the “deluxe edition” hard-cover treatment!  Available from for $27.49, but doesn’t seem to recognize its’ existence just yet…

—– The Omega Men #5 – DC – $2.99 —–

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Continuing by popular demand!  Get it!  Get extra copies!  Hand them out to friends, strangers, co-workers, ANYONE!  Help get this book the sales it deserves!

—– The Walking Dead Compendium TP #3 – Image – $49.99 —–

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Very entertaining ending to Season 1 of “Fear the Walking Dead” Sunday night!  Now a new compendium of the original “Walking Dead” comic book series, collecting issues #97-144!  This basically gets you almost caught up with the current storyline!

—– Amazing Spider-Man #1 – Marvel – $5.99 —–

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“Secret Wars” isn’t over yet, but don’t let that discourage you from trying on this new series from Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli!

—– Avengers #0 – Marvel – $5.99 —–

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So you picked up “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on Blu-ray/DVD last Friday, and want more.  How about a zero issue that gets you in on the ground floor of “Earth’s Greatest Heroes”?

—– Darth Vader #10 – Marvel – $3.99 —–

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The Marvel “Star Wars” line has been amazing so far.  And it continues here!  Also look for “Darth Vader TP Vol. 1” collecting the first six issues, available this week for $19.99!

—– Doctor Strange #1 – Marvel – $4.99 —–

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Marvel has a “Doctor Strange” movie upcoming, so best to get a comic book series going!  Jason Aaron’s writing, and Chris Bachalo’s drawing, so it should be good!

—– Invincible Iron Man #1 – Marvel – $3.99 —–

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From the creators of “Ultimate Spider-Man”, Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez give Tony Stark a brand-new series!

—– Secret Wars #6 (of 8) – Marvel – $3.99 —–

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Yeah, it’s a little behind schedule.

—– Star Wars #10 – Marvel – $3.99 —–

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Jason Aaron and Stuart Immonen continue the madness that is “Star Wars”!  Also available this week, “Star Wars TP Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes”, collecting the first six issues for $19.99!  And don’t forget “Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire” #2!  Plus, the fifth and final issue of the “Star Wars: Lando” mini-series!

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor: Year 2 #1 – Titan – $3.99

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Simon Spurrier and Rob Williams handle the writing duties for this second year of adventures with the 11th Doctor!

—– Grumpy Cat #1 (of 3) – Dynamite – $3.99 —–

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Oh dear.  “The World’s Grumpiest Cat” got his own comic book now.  When memes aren’t enough…

—– Heroes: Vengeance #1 (of 5) – Titan – $3.99 —–

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Yeah, they’re shooting scenes for an episode in my hometown.  Just the same, I enjoyed the original “Heroes” TV series, and the “Heroes Reborn” reboot has been pretty good.  This comic book series focuses on a different character every story arc!

—– Jughead #1 – Archie – $3.99 —–

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If this is even half as enjoyable as the rebooted “Archie” series has been, it’ll be great!  But with Chip Zdarsky writing this, I have nothing to worry about!

—– Rachel Rising TP Vol. 6: Secrets Kept – Abstract Studios – $16.99 —–

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If you haven’t been reading this, go and pick up the first five trades and get back to me!  Collects issues #31-36!

That’s a ton of good books coming out!  What are you picking up this week?

4-Colour Forward: New Comics and Collectibles for Wed. Sept. 30/15

28 Sep

September’s almost over, but the want…nay, the NEED to collect remains strong!  Yea verily, ’tis the weekly column that telleth you what cometh in thy local comic stores on Wednesday, September 30!  To view upon the list with thine own eyes, seeketh this link!  And I promise I’m done with the Holy Grail talk!

—– Batman Annual #4 – DC – $4.99 —–

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Can Bruce Wayne ever really escape from the shadow of the Dark Knight?  You may think this Annual will provide some answers, but more likely it’ll produce more questions….

—– Justice League #44 – DC – $3.99 —–

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So far “The Darkseid War” has been pushing our heroes to their limits!  Looks like Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok are taking things to the next level!

—– Sandman: Overture #6 (of 6) – DC – $3.99 —–

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The final issue of this series features the grand finale of OVERTURE, leading into the Sandman’s first journey!

—– Southern Bastards HC Vol. 1 – Image – $29.99 —–

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If you haven’t read an issue of Jason Aaron and Jason Latour’s “Southern Bastards”, this hardcover collection contains the first eight issues!  Welcome to Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin’ Rebs football team and more bastards than you’ve ever seen!

—– The Walking Dead HC Vol. 12 – Image – $34.99 —–

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Speaking of collections, if you have the first eleven hardcover collections of “The Walking Dead”, you’ll definitely want the twelfth!  Collects “The Walking Dead” #133-144!

—– Archie #3 – Archie – $3.99 —–

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Mark Waid and Fiona Staples continue their re-imagining of an American classic!  The #lipstickincident and the Lodges loom large in this issue!

—– Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year 2 #1 – Titan – $3.99 —–

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Titan Comics continue their excellent versions of the Doctor, the Tenth now into “Year 2”!

—– Clerks Select B&W Action Figures – Diamond Select Toys LLC – $24.99 each

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Awesome figures based on Kevin Smith’s classic “Clerks”!

—– DC Mopeez Plush Figures – Funko – $8.75 each —–

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It’s a plush cuddly moping Harley Quinn!  That’s why they’re called “Mopeez”!  It all makes sense now!  Choose from Harley, Batman, Superman, and others!

—– Pop! X-Files Vinyl Figures – Funko – $10.99 each —–

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I saw these in the store last week – The Cigarette-Smoking Man, along with Fox Mulder and Dana Scully!  There goes my paycheque!  Groceries and eating are soooo over-rated anyway….

—– Star Wars: Chewbacca Fleece Robe – Pinnacle International – $84.99 —–

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It’s a bath robe!  It’s Chewbacca’s hide!  No, it’s both!

—– Vinyl Idolz Dodgeball Vinyl Figures – $19.99 each —–

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Vinyl figures based on 2004’s “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”?  Sure!  Choose from Peter La Fleur (above) or White Goodman!

What will make you part with your hard-earned money this week?

4-Colour Forward: New Comics and Collectibles for Wed. Sept. 23/15

21 Sep

This week, comics, collectibles, and TV shows compete for your hard-earned (yet easily-spent) dollar!  It’s what’s coming in comics and collectibles Wednesday, September 23!  If you would like to see the full list of product coming this week, click here!

—– The Flash: Season 1 – Available on DVD and Blu-Ray/Digital HD Tuesday September 22/15 —–

Face it, this is a must-buy for a couple of reasons.  First, it’s arguably the best comic book show on TV right now.  Second, it’s broadcast on The CW in the States, and a lot of people don’t have an HD-broadcasting CW station in their area.  Now you can see just how awesome this show looks in the best quality possible!

—– The Arrow: Season 3 – Available on DVD and Blu-Ray/Digital HD Tuesday September 22/15 —–

Another must-buy, for the “Flash” crossovers, as well as supporting actor Stephen Amell (“Oliver Queen/Arrow”), who is just as awesome in real-life as he is on the show, if not more so!

—– Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 2 Available on DVD and Blu-Ray/Digital HD Tuesday September 22/15 —–

More superhero mayhem from the mighty folks at Marvel!  Season 2 embraced the Marvel Universe more than the initial season, making this set a lot more exciting!

—– Joker: Endgame HC – DC Comics – $29.99 —–

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Last week the graphic novel to get was Batman Vol. 7.  This week, all the “Endgame” stories are put together in one collection!  You get Batman #35-39, Batman Annual #3, Gotham Academy: Endgame #1, Batgirl: Endgame #1, Detective Comics: Endgame #1, and Arkham Manor: Endgame #1!

—– Donald Duck #5 – IDW – $3.99 —–

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Making its U.S. debut, it’s “The Diabolical Duck Avenger”, a super-anti-hero ready to get even with Uncle Scrooge!

—– Orphan Black TP Vol. 1 – IDW – $19.99 —–

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Collecting issues 1-5 of IDW’s “Orphan Black”, from the hit TV show on Space and BBC America!

—– Nameless #5 – Image – $2.99 —–

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The soul-destroying origin story of the man known only as “Nameless” is uncovered in all its horror. What caused “Nameless” to surrender his identity? What are the sickening secrets of the Razor House Project? And what went wrong in there?  Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham reveal all!

—– Howard the Duck TP: “What the Duck?” – Marvel – $16.99 —–

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Collecting Howard the Duck (2015) #1-5…Howard the Duck is back!  I saw the original movie in the theatre.  Now how long ago was that?  Let me Google it…1986?!  Sheesh!  I also remember reading the comic book series that was out back then…this new iteration by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones goes a loooong way towards me forgetting those days of yore!

—– Book of Death #3 (of 4) – Valiant – $3.99 —–

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There is no hope….only MASTER DARQUE!!!  Hmmm.  Sounds ominous.

—– Doctor Who Event 2015: Four Doctors #5 (of 5) – Titan – $3.99 —–

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With Doctor Who back on TV with new episodes, and the concluding chapter of the “Four Doctors” mini-series, this is a good week to be a Whovian!

—– Pitiful Human Lizard #1 – Chapter House Comics – $3.99 —–

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I’ve had the fortune to meet Pitiful Human Lizard creator Jason Loo last year at a Stadium Comics event last year, and picked up a signed #1 copy of his self-published comic book.  Now, Chapterhouse Comics has welcomed Jason and his creation into the fold, bringing Lucas Barrett and his superhero-on-evenings-and-weekends alter-ego to the masses!  64-page first issue for ONLY $3.99!  With more Toronto references than you can shake an Honest Ed’s Christmas turkey at!

—– Batman Utility Belt – Rubies Costume Company – $15.99 —–

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If you’re thinking of dressing as Batman this Halloween, you shouldn’t be caught outside the Batcave without your utility belt!  Perfect to keep your Batarangs, Bat Grappling Hook, and Bat Shark Repellant in!

—– Guardians of the Galaxy: Smiling Groot Molded Mug – Surreal Entertainment – $16.99 —–

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You won’t hear “I….am….Starbucks!” coming from this mug, matter of fact you won’t hear anything.  It’s not a talking mug, it’s just a mug.  Molded to look like Groot, mind you.  Actually kinda cute.  Is that caffeine stains on his teeth though?

—– Mr. Potato Head: Star Wars – PPW Toys – $24.99 —–

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You can choose from C-3P0, Boba Fett, or Princess Leia (in Jabba Captive gear). As Potato Heads.  Oh dear.

—– Star Trek: Uniform Laptop Bags – Crowded Coop LLC – $49.95 —–

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These laptop bags feature a custom Delta metal rivet, embroidered braid rank on side panel, interior pockets and pen holders, and a custom printed lining. The padded interior fits up to a 13″ laptop or tablet. Available in Gold, Red, or Blue (but let’s face it…Starfleet officers and engineers that wear red usually suffer quick deaths, so choose your colour wisely).