The comic book series we have often called THE GREATEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO COMICS FOR ADULTS -- Neil Gaiman's THE SANDMAN -- is back this week!!! As if that isn't wonderful enough, he's got stellar artist J.H. Williams drawing it!
That alone should make your life complete, but if it doesn't, there are plenty of other great new comics, games, and toys below to make you happy!
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Featured Comic Books:
SANDMAN OVERTURE #1
Twenty-five years since THE SANDMAN changed the landscape of modern comics, Neil Gaiman's legendary series is back!
THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE heralds New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman's return to the art form that made him famous, ably abetted by artistic luminary JH Williams III (BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA), whose lush, widescreen images provide an epic scope to The Sandman's origin story. From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will feature cameo appearances by fan-favorite characters such as The Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King's siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny.
"People have often asked me what happened to Morpheus to make it possible for him to be captured in THE SANDMAN #1," Gaiman said. "And now they get to find out. And finding out, they get to learn secrets of the Endless that I've kept to myself for 25 years. Family secrets. And I should warn you: one of the Endless dies on page five."
The first issue of this 6-issue, bimonthly miniseries features a stunning double-page interior foldout.
FOREVER EVIL ARGUS #1
Written by: Sterling Gates
Pencilled by: Philip Tan Neil Edwards Javier Pina
The villains have killed the Justice League and decimated A.R.G.U.S.'s headquarters. Only Steve Trevor and the surviving A.R.G.U.S. agents can pick up the pieces and save the civilian populace from unthinkable evil!
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Cover Artist: Adam Kubert
The Avengers Universe.The Heroes of Earth rally to defeat Thanos.The war for Earth begins.
[Emerald City says: those folks at Marvel are sooooo talkative about their comics sometimes!]
Featured Graphic Novels:
BATMAN VOL 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY HC
Written by: Scott Snyder, James T Tynion IV
Art by: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Jock
After having his face sliced off, The Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City in this epic from issues #13-17 that shook Batman to his core! But even for a man who's committed a lifetime of murder, he's more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman protect his city and those he's closest to?
This new hardcover features an acetate dust jacket showcasing the face of The Joker as it appeared on the die-cut covers of the "Death of the Family" comics -- and under that dust jacket lies the horror that is The Joker's skinless skull!
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER--THE SEARCH PART 3 TPB
Avatar Aang travels to the spirit world to parley with an ancient power, bringing Fire Lord Zuko ever closer to discovering the truth about his mother's fate--and his own past.
Yet Zuko's sister Azula is becoming increasingly dangerous, threatening to ruin everything that Zuko, Aang, Katara, and Sokka have struggled to achieve on their search!
The official continuation of Airbender from its creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko!
LAST OF US TP
(W) Faith Erin Hicks, Neil Druckmann (A) Faith Erin Hicks (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
Nineteen years ago, a parasitic fungal outbreak killed the majority of the world's population, forcing survivors into a handful of quarantine zones. Thirteen-year-old Ellie has grown up in this violent, postpandemic world, and her disrespect for the military authority running her boarding school earns her new enemies, a new friend in fellow rebel Riley, and her first trip into the outside world.
MARVEL HEROCLIX INVINCIBLE IRON MAN GRAVITY FEED
Countdown to the full release of The Invincible Iron Man with this 24 ct Primer Gravity Feed. Plan your kick-off events now to increase awareness for this latest Marvel HeroClix expansion!
Featuring 10 figures with flat rarity and all-new dial designs, The Marvel HeroClix: the Invincible Iron Man Primer Gravity Feed is an excellent addition to your HeroClix Collection. Each single-figure foil pack contains one HeroClix figure and character card.
Play as Iron Man, Guardian and more as you fight against the dangerous Crossbones, Dreadnoughts, and others!
WALKING DEAD RISK
The Walking Dead Comic Risk Survival Edition represents a fun twist on classic Risk game play. The Walking Dead-themed map set in the southeast region of the United States where players battle and scavenge for their very lives. Contending for survival at every turn, gamers must not only fend off attacks from the living who compete for precious, limited resources upon which their survival depends, but they also must maintain their self-preservation from the unrelenting hordes of the undead that would feast upon them! A deck of "Supply Cards" adds strategy, fun, and flavor to this classic tabletop game with The Walking Dead twist. Gamers can expect a fast-paced game of attrition and survival, where the last man standing wins!
PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME: THE SKINSAW MURDERS ADVENTURE DECK
(RISE OF THE RUNELORDS ADVENTURE DECK 2)
They Even Ate the Dogs!
Uncover a mystery fraught with ravenous ghouls, age-old hauntings, foul cultists, and worse with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: The Skinsaw Murders Adventure Deck. This 110-card expansion to the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Base Set includes new locations, monsters, villains, loot, and more, as well as 5 new scenarios that constitute the complete Skinsaw Murders adventure. Continue your character's legend with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: The Skinsaw Murders Adventure Deck.
KING OF TOKYO HALLOWEEN EXPANSION
This exclusive, limited pack includes new Halloween themed contents to be played with King of Tokyo! Meet Pumpkin Jack and Boogey Woogey! Those two new, scary monsters come with their own sets of Evolution cards. This mechanic introduced by the Power Up! expansion provides each monster with 8 square-shaped cards to mutate into an even more nightmarish version of itself! But for Halloween, the original King of Tokyo monsters may want to look a bit spooky too: 12 new Power cards allow them to fit in! Costumes, a brand new type of cards, have powerful effects but can be stolen any time someone rolls 3 claws. An exclusive card for the next King of Tokyo standalone game (to be released in 2014!) will be featured as a promotional item. The pack also includes a set of 6 orange-and-black engraved dice, perfectly fitting the Halloween theme.
Toys / Collectables
ASSASSIN'S CREED RATHONHNHAKE:TON
This year, Assassin's Creed III expands with "The Tyranny of King Washington," an all-new single-player campaign that lets gamers experience an alternate reality version of the events following the American Revolution. In this mythical history, George Washington is not a peacefully elected President, he is corrupted by the Templars and becomes a power-hungry King! Ratonhnhak :ton never joins the Assassin Order, never takes the name Connor, but must still fight to protect his tribe and the new, fragile, independent nation. Our Ratonhnhak :ton action figure brings collectors the Native American hero in the style of a pure Kanien'keh :ka warrior - complete with wolf pelt headdress, fur shoulder pad, and war paint. Figure comes with tomahawk, bow, arrows, hunting knife, and a code to unlock exclusive Assassin's Creed video game content!
BATMAN '66 CATWOMAN
Based on the classic 1966 Batman TV series
Six-inch figures capture the essence and nostalgia of the show
Each character comes with a display base that features a retro-style trading card backdrop
Includes one 6-inch figure, 1 display base and 1 trading card
A must have for any Batman fan or collector!
NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET VIDEO GAME FIGURE
Freddy is the companion piece to the Friday the 13th Classic Video Game Jason, one of the hottest SDCC Exclusives this Summer. Released in 1989 for the super popular 8-Bit home console, the video game Nightmare on Elm Street is so badit's good.
A cult classic if there ever was one, NECA's Freddy Krueger (1989 Video Game Appearance) will be a fully articulated 7-inch figure done up in that truly horrifying video game deco. This figure comes in a special window box packaging with opening flap to re-create the look and feel of the classic 1989 video game packaging.
DC DIRECT INJUSTICE CATWOMAN VERSUS DOOMSDAY 2-PACK
Catwoman vs. Doomsday - who will win? The Feline Fatale or the monster that killed Superman? Action figures from the hit video game Injustice: Gods Among Us. Who would win in this battle straight from the hit video game Injustice: Gods Among Us? The Feline Fatale or the monster that killed Superman? You can decide by taking home this amazingly detailed and articulated Catwoman vs. Doomsday Action Figure 2-Pack today! Each figure is in 3 3/4-inch scale.