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Marvel Boy

Grant Morrison - 2000
    Fine. Here comes the ultimate adolescent power fantasy!" So speaks Grant Morrison, writer of the runaway hit comic, Marvel Boy, don't let the name fool you; Marvel Boy is no tights-wearing pushover. He is Noh-Varr, the youngest member of a diplomatic team of the alien Kree. After voyaging for years, these alien super heroes reach Earth, only to be blown out of the sky. Only Noh-Varr survives, and is captured and tortured by the mysterious Midas Organization. Escaping, he vows vengeance on all mankind. But with Morrison weaving this tale, don't expect cliche superheroics or a squeaky clean protagonist. Instead, get ready for Dr. Midas, a criminal billionaire who's so obsessed with Cosmic Rays that he bathes in them, Exterminatrix, who arrives in issue #3 to make life heaven and hell for Marvel Boy, Hexus, the Living Corporation, Bannermen, a trio of U.N. super soldiers whose bodies are laced with adamantium and enhanced by gamma-rays -- and have we talked about our ticked off protagonist yet? "The Marvel Style began with the Sub-Mariner", says Morrison. "And like Bill Everett's Prince Namor, I wanted my hero to be an outcast, a fiery rebel with an appetite for righteous mass destruction". Sounds like fun, doesn't it?

The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot

Frank Miller - 1995
    Front and center, America! Here comes action! Here comes adventure! Here comes The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot—a roller-coaster ride through the minds of Geof Darrow and Frank Miller, the tag team that set you reeling with their hard-hitting series Hard Boiled! Everything you remember about being eight years old and watching monster movies is right here, but with all the magnified detail that you always wanted to see.

Tokyo Ghost: Complete Edition

Rick Remender - 2017
    Getting a virtual buzz is the only thing left to live for, and gangsters run it all. And who do these gangsters turn to when they need their rule enforced? Constables Led Dent and Debbie Decay are about to be given a job that will force them out of the familiar squalor of LA and into the last tech-less country on Earth: The Garden Nation of Tokyo.Presenting the full run of the smash hit Tokyo Ghost by Rick Remender and Sean Murphy in this oversized hardcover, packed with extra content, variants, designs, sketches and bonus materials!Collecting: Tokyo Ghost 1-10

The Authority: Human on the Inside

John Ridley - 2004
    But these brave acts haven't always endeared them to many in power.... particularly in the United States. The President, tired of being embarrassed by what he views as a bunch of costumed freaks, sets a plan in motion that could very well destroy the Authority from the inside: a plan so cunning it'll shake the Authority to their very core. With an unexpected threat from the future on Earths doorstep, it could very well mean global extinction!

Days of Hate Act Two

Aleš Kot - 2019
    Endgame.Collects DAYS OF HATE #7-12.

The Strange Talent of Luther Strode

Justin Jordan - 2012
    What he gets is the instruction manual from a murder cult as old as mankind that does everything that it promised - and more

The Authority: A Man Called Kev

Garth Ennis - 2007
    The world is a lonely place when you're a man without a home -- just ask down-on-his-luck Special Air Service Corporal Kev Hawkins. After murdering his boss in a nasty government scheme, he's been banished from the United Kingdom under pain of death. What does the world hold for a man with little life experience or job training beyond wetworks and assassination? Then again, with a past about to catch up with Kev in the most violent and terrifying way possible, what the world holds for him may soon be beside the point.

Channel Zero: The Complete Collection

Brian Wood - 2012
    Touching on themes of freedom of expression, hacking, cutting-edge media manipulation, and police†surveillance, it remains as relevant today as it did back then. The Channel Zero collection contains the original series, the prequel graphic novel Jennie One (illustrated†by Becky Cloonan), the best of the two Public Domain design books, and almost fifteen years of extras, rarities, short stories, and unused art. Also featuring the now-classic Warren Ellis introduction and an all-new cover by Wood, this is the must-have edition. See where it all began!

Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk Prelude

Daniel Way - 2010
    Bruce Banner has finally found a semblance of peace. Here, in the isolated interior of Alaska, he hopes to protect the rest of humanity from the Hulk’s never-ending rampage by secluding himself in self-imposed exile. Banner is confident that his plan will work — after all, who would be foolish enough to actually come looking for the Hulk? But when Nick Fury comes calling, you know there’s trouble for someone involved.

Distance Mover

Patrick Kyle - 2014
    Earth can move incredible distances in his improbable Distance Mover, a wondrous vehicle that reflects the fantastic world it traverses. He, and his young art-star protégée Mendel, explore culture-rich crystalline cities, challenge the mighty Council of the Misters, try to overcome the all-conquering Ooze, and much more!Patrick Kyle lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. He is the co-founder and editor of Wowee Zonk, a contemporary comic book anthology featuring up-and-coming international artists. He has been previously nominated for Doug Wright and Ignatz awards for his comic book series Black Mass and Distance Mover.

Wildcats, Vol. 1: Street Smart

Joe Casey - 2000
    When the Daemonites were defeated, the Wildcats went their separate ways, never to see each otherAuntil now. A new menace has surfaced, a madman named Kenyan, who is trying to use the aliens' technology to become the most powerful being on the planet. Street Smart is a collection of the first six issues of Wildcats, Volume 2, and also contains various sketches and character renderings as well as variant covers for all six issues contained in the volume. All the artwork in the book is absolutely breathtaking, and while the dialog is often trite, the story moves along well enough. An entertaining read that doesn't require too much thinking.

The Cream of Tank Girl

Alan C. Martin - 2008
    Spewing filth and fury since 1988, celebrate the 20th anniversary of Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett’s foul-mouthed, anarchic creation with The Cream of Tank Girl! Boasting tons of unseen artwork, rarely seen comic strips, every Jamie Hewlett Tank Girl cover ever, publicity posters, script samples and more besides, this is the ultimate guide to Tank Girl and her world! Bask in the glory of exclusive new commentary from writer Alan Martin! Shiver with pleasure at the sight of rarely seen drawings by Gorillaz genius Jamie Hewlett! Have a nice cup of tea whilst studying the recipe page! Verily, The Cream of Tank Girl is a smorgasbord of Tank Girl-osity.

Secret Warriors, Volume 1: Nick Fury, Agent Of Nothing

Brian Michael Bendis - 2009
    agents, super-powered spies, and global criminal organizations.Collecting: Secret Warriors 1-6, material from Dark Reign: New Nation

Avengers Assemble, Vol. 1

Kurt BusiekMark Waid - 2004
    When duty calls, these legendary champions answer, fighting valiantly until justice prevails. But what happens when their oldest foes strike directly at the team? On the eve of a huge Avengers gathering, an attack by the evil enchantress Morgan Le Fay sends these assembled heroes into a strange medieval reality where nothing is as it seems. Held under Le Fay's thrall, the Avengers have lost all memory of their true identities. Breaking free of Morgan's spell, Captain America and Hawkeye must fi ght to free their teammates before the Marvel Universe is altered forever! Plus: The Avengers take on the Squadron Supreme!Collects Avengers #1-11, and Annual '98.

Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman Omnibus, Vol. 2

Jonathan HickmanNick Dragotta - 2014
    Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman revamps and redefines Marvel's First Family! The War of Four Cities escalates, with the Future Foundation caught in the middle! But as the Inhumans return to Earth and Annihilus' forces and the Kree armada lay siege to the planet, will the coming of Galactus turn the tide...or doom us all? As the Future Foundation contends with the Council of Reeds and the Mad Celestials, Valeria turns to their greatest foe! Find out why all hope lies in Doom! And in the aftermath of an endgame beyond imagination, the FF explore the furthest reaches of the Marvel Universe - from Wakanda to the Negative Zone, from the past to the future! And as the Fantastic Four are reunited, Hickman's groundbreaking run comes to an explosive end!Collecting: FF 6-23, Fantastic Four 600-611, 605.1