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by Hayao Miyazaki In this volume: Chihiro encounters the old arachnoid Kamaji and his bizarre army of soot balls who keep the hot water running. Chihiro tries to help but she's not really suited for this kind of work. When Lin the slug girl comes to deliver lunch, though, Kamaji tells her to take Chihiro with her. Lin introduces Chihiro to the bizarre bathhouse wonderland where she works and to her boss, the giant-size matriarch Yu-baba. After a demonstration of her powers, Yu-baba renames Chihiro 'Sen' and puts her to work. Sen goes through a grueling first day of scrubbing floors and being made fun of by the other workers for being human, but she forges on. In the middle of the day, while everyone's asleep, she sneaks outside to meet Haku... SC, 168pg, FC
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From Viz Video! Pretty girls step into their baths, leaving only wooden dolls behind. Everyone's suspect as Cacao and the others try to solve this one. Then, Meet Courier, MG Academy's newest, tiniest treasure. Seeing as Sardine got his first-ever girlfriend thanks to him, Courier's become one popular little guy! But fame comes at a price, and just like a chain-letter, all that pressure is causing him to multiply. Contains four complete bilingual episodes. Approximate running time: 104 minutes.
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From Bandai Entertainment! Tsukikage Ran is a wandering female ronin whose skill with her katana is only matched by her fondness for sake. Her trusted traveling counterpart is a Chinese Nekotekken martial artist named Myao with a heart of a saint, but the brains of an empty liquor bottle. Together these two young women embark on a journey wherever the wind takes them! Approximate running time: 75 minutes.
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padAngelic Layer Vol 5 Gn
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by CLAMP Misaki Suzuhara is the star of the Angelic Layer scene. However, her bitter rival Arisu returns and is bent on revenge. The grudge match takes place in an all-new layer that can freeze an unsuspecting angel in a heartbeat. The battles get personal in the final volume of Angelic Layer. SC, 5x7, 192pg, b&w (5 of 5)
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Written by Kia Asamiya; translation by Max Allan Collins; ART and painted cover by Asamiya In stores February 26. Batman gets the manga treatment! From the mind of Kia Asamiya, creator of Silent Mobius and Steam Detectives and artist on Uncanny X-Men, comes a unique manga take on the Dark Knight. It's a mammoth adventure featuring the World's Greatest Detective in action in both Gotham and Tokyo, locked in mortal combat with his greatest enemies! For more information, see feature article. HC, 7x10, 352pg, FC
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padBatman Deathblow After The Fire Tp
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Written by Brian Azzarello; ART by Lee Bermejo, Tim Bradstreet and Mick Gray; COVER by Bermejo and Bradstreet A trade paperback collecting the thrilling miniseries! A mystery that spans a decade forces the Dark Knight to finish a job started by someone else…the deceased Michael Cray, a.ka. Deathblow! What happens when the two opposing heroes cross paths…even if one is dead? SC, 7x10, 160pg, FC
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by Phil Foglio The original four short stories that introduced Buck Godot, the futuristic gun for hire who is always available, but never free. This collection is an excellent introduction to Buck and the controlled anarchy that is Hong Kong, a planet where the only law is that there is not law. Find out why Buck Godot remains one of Phil Foglio's most popular creations. MATURE READERS SC, 8x11, 72pg, FC
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padCardcaptor Sakura Vol 14 Powers Awry Dvd Sub
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From Pioneer Entertainment! Eriol continues playing with Sakura, devising more complicated traps for Sakura to overcome. First Sakura must survive from drowning in a sea of sheep, and then try and chase down a runaway bike. Later, she learns that it's her great grandfather's birthday and works hard to let him know how happy they are. And, finally, Sakura is given the opportunity to learn everyone's true feelings when she is thrown into Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Approximate running time: 100 minutes.
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padDigimon Vol 1 Gn
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Seven kids enjoying summer camp are suddenly and mysteriously transported to another world; a world of amazing digital creatures who call themselves Digimon! With the help of their Digimon friends, the kids battle evil forces to save the digital world and to make their way home. SC, 5x7, 100pg, b&w
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padDilbert When Body Language Goes Bad Tp
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by Scott Adams In this 21st collection, Scott Adams' dead-on-office humor charts the so-called career of Dilbert, Dogbert, Catbert, Ratbert, the pointy-haired boss, and supporting characters in Dilbert's world-a world that's eerily like the one we work, live, and try to survive daily. TP, 8x9, 128pg, b&w
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From Funimation Productions, Inc.! It's once again time for the school's annual Cultural Festival, but what should be a day of fun turns tense when the festival is visited by two unexpected guests - Momiji and Hatori Sohma! Meanwhile, at Hatori's request, Tohru pays a secret visit to the Sohma Estate. But when she arrives to find the sprawling compound practically deserted, not even the fun-loving Momiji can help to ease Tohru's nerves. And, as December nears its end, Tohru and the Sohma boys are getting ready to greet the New Year. Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure will have to return to Sohma House for an exclusive Zodiac Banquet, which means Tohru may have to spend New Year's Eve alone! Approximate running time: 123 minutes.
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From A.D. Vision! Under the guidance of acclaimed director Shusuke Kaneko (Necronomicon) and screenwriter Kazunori Ito (Ghost in the Shell) the lean, green, fighting machine has been reborn with a whole new set of tricks under his 200-foot shell! With stunning state-of-the-art computer animation and dazzling special effects, Gamera's grim, new, ready-for-the-90s mindset pits the super turtle against both a misguided military and a hideous race of man-eating, flying reptiles! Aiding Gamera in his fight are a courageous naval officer, an intrepid ornithologist, and a beautiful young psychic portrayed by Ayako Fujitani, the daughter of action star Steven Seagal in her motion picture debut! It's the most incredible slam-bang, knock-down, monster slug-fest ever filmed as Gamera turtle-waxes the evil Gyaos through downtown Tokyo! Approximate running time: 100 minutes.
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padGatekeepers Vol 1 Gn
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by Keiji Gotoh Invaders have infiltrated the Earth. Our only hopes of stopping them lies in the hands of 'Gatekeepers' like Shun Ukiya, a high school student with psychic powers. He and his fellow A.E.G.I.S team members are the last defense against a relentless alien force. SC, 5x7, 192pg, b&w
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padGreen Lantern Emerald Dawn Ii Tp
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Written by Keith Giffen and Gerard Jones; ART by M.D. Bright and Romeo Tanghal; COVER by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer Collecting the miniseries for the first time ever with an all-new cover! Watch as Hal Jordan takes on Sinestro as a mentor and learns what it truly means to be a Green Lantern! SC, 7x10, 144pg, FC
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padHigh Roads Tp
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Written by Scott Lobdell; ART and cover by Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores March 5. An all-out, pedal-to-the-metal action tale in the Cliffhanger tradition! Collecting the 6-issue HIGH ROADS miniseries, this volume tells the story of a mismatched group of ne'er-do-wells and misfits who find themselves involved in a treasure hunt of most improbable proportions. For more information, see the feature article. SC, 7x10, 160pg, FC
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padIncal Vol 2 Tp John Difool Class R Detective
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by Alexandro Jodorowsky & Zoran Janjetov In the darkly humorous world of the City Shaft, John Difool's first case puts him in the middle of a conspiracy reaching from the posh upper levels to the depths of the vertical city. Will John find the truth and become a full detective, or will love lead him astray? MATURE READERS SC, 7x10, 152pg, FC
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padJames Kochalkas Magic Boy & Robot Elf Gn
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by James Kochalka Magic Boy is an old, decrepit man. Lonely and confused, he decides to build a robotic replica of himself. However, the robot goes insane and attacks his creator, then goes back in time, and kills his creator's childhood self. The robot then lives out the entirety of his creator's life in his stead. Space and time warp around Magic Boy and his Robot Elf, and fact and fantasy fracture and get shuffled together. This book reprints Kochalka's first (and highly ambitious) fever dream of a graphic novel, and features an all-new ending that brings the story to a stunning, psychedelic climax! Perfect Bound. SC, 6x8, 80pg, b&w
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padLegendary Couple Gn #4
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by Louis Cha & Tony Wong Chou Lee comes to the tomb where Kuo Yung and Longnu are practicing kung fu. She seeks their teacher's sacred kung fu text that Longnu has in her possession. Suffering from her internal injury, Longnu is unable to compete with Chou Lee and flees. SC, 7x10, 120pg, FC
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padLove Hina Vol 8 Gn
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by Ken Akamatsu Keitaro Urashima made a promise to his childhood sweetheart that he would get into Tokyo University. Well, he's failed three times and the girl of his past has been replaced with six girls in his present. Keitaro has taken the entrance exam once again and having fallen asleep halfway through, he fears the worst. Consumed with embarrassment and shame, he flees on a journey of introspection and redemption. It's up to the crew at Hinata House to track him down and bring him back to face reality. Time is running out, and Naru falls ill at a critical moment. Why is Naru trying so hard to find him? SC, 5x7, 184pg, b&w (8 of 14)
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padLove Hina Vol 9 Gn
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by Ken Akamatsu Voted 'Best U.S. Manga Release' at Anime Expo 2002! Keitaro has finally passed the Tokyo University entrance exam but all is not happily ever after. He finally confesses his love to Naru but her reaction is not what he expected and the rest of the crew lend him their support. However, the greatest help of all may come from his rival Seta who announces his intention to marry Haruka. Naru and Keitaro take a long look at their relationship and decide that it is time to take a big step in a new direction. SC, 5x7, 192pg, b&w (9 of 14)
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padMega Dragon & Tiger Gn #4
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by Tony Wong Gigi tries to heal Tiger, using all her methods but still can't figure out how to tackle Tiger's wound. The tournament is continuing, will Tiger have to fight in his present condition? SC, 7x10, 120pg, FC
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padMiracle Girls Vol 8 Pkt Tp
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by Nami Akimoto Toni and Mika receive a letter announcing Chris and Marie's engagement. Bewildered by this confusing turn of events, they decide to journey to Diamas to rescue Chris. There, they're captured by the maniacal Marie and are forced to attend the evil engagement party. SC, 5x7, 192pg, b&w
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padPeach Girl Change Of Heart Vol 1 Tp
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by Miwa Ueda Momo and her new boyfriend are living it up but Momo's sworn enemy plots to break up the happy couple. Momo is kidnapped and taken hostage by his groupies and discovers things about her new boyfriend that she never knew. However, this only strengthens her resolve to make their relationship work. SC, 5x7, 192pg, b&w (9 of 13)
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padPhoenix Vol 1 Tp Dawn
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by Osamu Tezuka Dawn is both the first part of the saga and the earliest part of Phoenix's story, which jumps by resonance and reincarnation between the ancient past and distant future! Dawn takes the reader back to 240 A.D. for Tezuka's struggle to draw forth a vision of the human truth from Japan's ancient myths. SC, 344pg, b&w
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padPlanet Ladder Vol 5 Gn
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by Yuri Narushima Kaguya continues the journey to claim her birthright and learns more about the history and fate of her family. Even more troubling is the fact that she holds the key to the fate of worlds. While forces move in the shadows a slide towards all out war begins. SC, 5x7, 208pg, b&w (5 of 5)
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padPriest Vol 5 Gn
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by Min-Woo Hyung Vascar De Guillon was once willing to give his life for the cross serving as a knight in the crusades. However, time and experience can change a man and when De Guillon is brought to trial for his sins, the church sends Belial Gabarre to serve as prosecutor. Belial soon finds himself the defendant when De Guillon uses any means at his unholy disposal in his attempt to corrupt Belial's faith. SC, 5x7, 184pg, b&w (5 of 9)
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by Kan Furuyama & Jiro Taniguchi From the pages of history comes the legend of the samurai Jubei and the book he was pledged to protect. Now that book has been stolen and Jubei must retrieve it before Japan descends into bloody civil war. A tale of blood, swords, and political intrigue! SC, 6x8, 240pg, b&w
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Written by Ron Marz, art by Jim Cheung & Don Hillsman II, colors by Justin Ponsor & Jason Keith In the fourth volume of the SCION saga, the Heron and Raven Kingdoms gather their forces for a climactic battle, with Ethan caught right smack in the middle! Will even Ethan's power be enough to end this age-old conflict, or will he and Ashleigh be denied their sanctuary in this war-wracked world? SC, 7x10, 160pg, FC
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by Yosuke Kuroda & Yasunari Toda From the script writer of Trigun! Written by Yosuke Kuroda and illustrated by Yasunari Toda, Scryed has been called the 'X-Men of manga.' Its mesmerizing pace and twisting plot keep readers guessing and wanting more. The title's popularity as a manga turned it into an anime series, produced by Sunrise (Gundam, Cowboy Bebop). When a new type of human - Alter-Users - becomes the center of an unexplained phenomenon, an elite squad of soldiers appears to keep the peace... or so it seems. This group, called HOLY, has many hidden motives… and, in this case, what the public doesn't know will hurt them. One just man, Kazuma Torizuna, may be the only one who can stop them! SC, 5x7, b&w
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Blending realism with adventure, the critically acclaimed WB action series Smallville reinterprets the Superman mythology from its roots. This CD compilation features original music and orchestration from the hit series, including the theme song, 'Save Me,' by Remy Zero, as well as tracks by Weezer, The Flaming Lips, The Hives, Eva Cassidy, and the song 'Superman' by Five for Fighting. Enhanced features include a CD key that unlocks an interactive map of Smallville, offering a 360 degree perspective of the Luthor Mansion and a digital mini-comic book created by DC Comics.
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by Alan Moore & Tim Perkins Following up on the critically acclaimed Angel Passage and The Highbury Working, Alan Moore turns his psychogeographic eye to the history of the Earth, the moon, the universe, Oliver Cromwell, and the Pre-Raphaelites in this spoken word performance CD. CD
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The web slinging, high flying hero is back again! This kit reproduces the famous Aurora Spider-Man kit from the 1960s. Standing 9' tall, the timeless do-gooder Spider-Man is 1/8th scale and is a level 2 kit. Some assembly and painting required. Model Kit
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TokyoPop, in partnership with Disney Publishing, brings you one of today's hottest movies in CineManga format! In Miramax's Spy Kids II: The Island of Lost Dreams, the adventures of the brave and daring Carmen and Juni Cortez continue. The big screen's hottest young secret agents team up with two other spy kids - Gary and Gerti Giggles - and together, they must save the world from an evil scientist named Romero. The Spy Kids II Cine-Manga is slated to hit store shelves in conjunction with the movie's release on DVD! SC, 5x7, 100pg, FC
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by David Lapham This seventh volume trade paperback reprints issues twenty-five through twenty-eight of the critically acclaimed and Eisner Award winning series - Stray Bullets! Truly horrifying! The kidnapping and nightmarish search for Virginia Applejack! The Collected Stray Bullets Series is a perfect introduction for new readers, a great way for fans to complete the series, and it looks like a million and six bucks on the shelf next to the first five volumes! MATURE READERS SC, 7x10, 132pg, b&w
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by Prentis Rollins A collection of four short stories (three of which originally appeared in Monkeysuit Volumes 1-3) by industry veteran Prentis Rollins (New X-Men, DC One Million, JLA: Incarnations, Power Company). In 'Dying Inside,' a misanthropic tycoon discovers he is dying of cancer and decides to have his cryogenically frozen body inside a robot. In 'What Wouldst Thou Do, Old Man?,' a holocaust survivor has to decide how best to protect his young grandson when the two of them encounter neo-nazis in Central Park. In 'The Whirligig,' a physicist slowly goes mad while obsessing over the problem of where lost socks, coins and keys disappear. And in 'I, God,' the lone survivor of an apocalyptic plague wanders through the frozen remains of New York City as an immortal. MATURE READERS SC, 7x10, 80pg, b&w
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by Brian Michael Bendis BW 184pp Trade paperback In stores the week of December 11th. The Concept: Three time Eisner award winning Brian Michael Bendis (Powers, Ultimate Spider-Man titles, Daredevil, Alias) didn't just appear out of thin air, you know! He worked his tuchas off at all aspects of the medium before totally losing his hair in mainstream comics. Compiled in this exclusive collection are dozens of short stories that are widely considered his best work, handpicked by the author. Ranging from the 'Fortune and Glory' style autobiographical anecdotes, to some of the darkest crime noir stories he has yet to tell. Also included is a smattering of his favorite short work collaborationswith Warren Ellis, Mark (Nowheresville) Ricketts, James Hudnall, and Mike Avon Oeming. And a portfolio of line art and multi-media illustrations that have rarely been seen before. A fun and must have collection of rarely seen or never seen material.
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COVER BY ADAM KUBERT MARK MILLAR & CHUCK AUSTEN (W)/ ADAM KUBERT & CHRIS BACHALO (P) The latest Ultimate hardcover volume features many key introductions, including Proteus (the evil son of Professor X), the fan-favorite Gambit and Jean Grey's dark alter-ego, Phoenix. The X-Men are cut to the emotional core as they battle their way through an obstacle course of deadly trials. First, Professor Xavier is forced to confront his past sins when his own son explodes into a destructive force. The question is, will he sacrifice his team to save his son? Then, the X-Men face another internal conflict when Jean Grey turns to the dark side. To save themselves, and the world, will the X-Men strike down their own teammate? Collecting ULTIMATE X-MEN #13-25 320 PGS
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COVER BY JOHN J. MUTH & KENT WILLIAMS WALTER & LOUISE SIMONSON (W)/JOHN J. MUTH & KENT WILLIAMS (A) Back in Print! Wolverine comes to blows with his teammate Havok when a femme fatale strikes. This modern-classic psychological thriller was written by the husband and wife team of Walter and Louise Simonson, and features gorgeous fully-painted artwork by Jon J. Muth and Kent Williams. Collecting HAVOK & WOLVERINE: MELTDOWN #1-4 200 PGS
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by Hitoshi Okuda Collecting the first five issues of the monthly comic. Alien Nation features seven all-new stories of science fiction craziness, romantic hijinks, and unexpected explosions. Meet a place where humans and cutie-pie aliens gather to flirt and battle evildoers from outer space! SC, 176pg, b&w
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by Various Amerimanga brings you four original comics in one! This month, Beth Westmoreland's manga-styled comic asks a question... Some thrive in the light of the world. Others thrive in the shadow. Would life be better or worse without darkness? These special releases include original pull out posters, pin-ups, and coupon for other IC products! Enter the contests and who knows what you could win! Magazine, 120pg, b&w
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by ANDREW VACHSS When Another Chance to Get it Right debuted in 1993 on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dark Horse was deluged with phone calls as people tried to find the book. Now, eight years later, Dark Horse is offering the acclaimed book in an updated version that features the original 13 short stories, poetry, and allegory, is a celebration of the potential of parenting. The beautiful illustrations add a dimension to the book that is rarely seen in the parenting genre, making it as much inspirational as it is instructional. The updated edition is 30% larger than the previous editions, with 20 never-before-seen pages of prose and illustrations wrapped in a new cover by Geof Darrow, conceptual designer for the motion pictures The Matrix I, II, and III. On sale September SC, 88pg, b&w, 7 1/2 x 10 1/4
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by the editors of Animerica Magazine This full-color, softcover compilation includes info-packed features on popular titles such as Oh My Goddess!, The End of Evangelion, Spirited Away, and His and Her Circumstances. Plus, additional articles on the year's newest and most popular anime imports. SC, 96pg, FC
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by Greg Cook What starts innocently enough as an underage quest for cigarettes turns into a full-blown city-wide man hunt for the ever elusive Gingerbread Man. Careening ice cream trucks, wistful girl-pigs and glint-eyed wolves combine in this riotous fable. SC, 7x10, b&w
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From Funimation Productions, Inc.! Three years have come and gone, and the day of reckoning has finally arrived! The Androids are here, just as Trunks predicted! Goku and his friends must now put their training to the test, but are they ready to face these mechanical monsters? And, if that wasn't bad enough, Cell waits on the horizon!
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This product contains a wide array of new material designed to integrate directly into an existing campaign. Although some of the material has been collected from previous D&D products, the majority of the information here is being presented for the first time. New and expanded rules are included, as well as tables on how to use each of the new elements.
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by Kevin Eastman & Simon Bisley Yojimbo collides with Last Man Standing (both remakes of the Akira Kurosawa classic, The Seven Samurai) in this goth/horror Spaghetti Western ripped from the minds and pencils of Kevin Eastman and comic book favorite Simon Bisley! MATURE READERS HC, 8x11, 96pg
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by Hara Tetsuo & Buronson In a post-apocalyptic nightmare, Kenshiro protects the innocent with the ultimate assassin's fighting style, Hokuto Shinken. Features right-to-left sequencing, original Japanese sound effects, a brand-new translation, and stunning full-color artwork! MATURE READERS SC, 7x10, 188pg, FC
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This title contains previously unreleased material exploring each of the character races that exist in the Forgotten Realms setting, including comprehensive information on prestige classes, restricted feats, magic items, and monsters, all specific to each race. A number of new maps detailing strongholds and settlements of the various races is also featured.
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This collection contains 4 DVDs chronicling the Gall Force saga: Gall Force: Eternal Story, Gall Force 2: Destruction, Gall Force 3: Stardust War, and Rhea Gall Force. Approximate running time: 260 minutes.
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Written by Jerry Siegel; ART and cover by Bernard Baily Thrill to the early adventures of one of DC's most powerful supernatural characters! This volume reprints the Spectre stories from MORE FUN COMICS #52-70 (1940-1941) and features an introduction by noted comics historian Jerry Bails. HC, 7x10, 224pg, FC
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by Jules Feiffer Fantagraphics is proud to publish Jules Feiffer's long out-of-print and seminal essay of comics criticism, The Great Comic Book Heroes, in a compact and affordable format. In 1965, Feiffer wrote what is arguably the first critical history of the comic book super-heroes of the late '30s and early '40s, including Plastic Man, Batman, Superman, The Spirit, and others. In the book, Feiffer writes about the unique place of comics in the space between high and low art and the power that this space offers both the creator and reader. The Great Comic Book Heroes is widely acknowledged to be the first book to analyze the juvenile medium of superhero comics in a critical manner, but without denying the iconic hold such works have over readers of all ages. Out of print for over 30 years, Feiffer discusses the role that the patriotic superhero played during World War II in shaping the public spirit of civilians and soldiers, as well as the escapist power these stories held over the zeitgeist of America. SC, 7x10, 80pg, b&w
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by Tohru Fujisawa Onizuka is blackmailed by Miyabi and a fellow teacher. This time he is guilty as sin! In order to redeem himself, he must earn enough money to take the entire class on a trip to Okinawa. With no money in his savings account, Onizuka resorts to the extreme. Picking up bodies, cheating at pachinko and selling his organs are all part of his quest to becoming Japan's greatest teacher! SC, 5x7, 192pg, b&w (10 of 25)
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by Koichi Tokita The remote asteroid colony MO-V is under attack from the Stardust Knights, the elite pilots of the renegade group OZ Prize. The colony's top pilot, Odel Bernett, has mysteriously switched sides and now fights with Prize, so his younger brother Odin must protect MO-V alone. Fortunately, Odin gets to pilot the G-Unit, an experimental new Gundam unit with incredible reflexes and an awesome armament. But in order to take advantage of the G-Unit's power, he must first learn to control his emotions and work as part of a team. SC, 5x7, 192pg, b&w (2 of 3)
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From Pioneer Entertainment! In the year 2005, a computer virus called 'Pluto Kiss' destroys the networks of computers all around the world, subjecting the cyberspace to severe restrictions. Two years later, as free access to the networks recovers, people are now crazed over a full-immersion virtual gaming environment called 'The World.' However, when reality and virtual reality collide, a whole new adventure unfolds as a mysterious accident leaves Wave Master Tsukasa permanently logged in. Now a group of ciphers must figure out the truth behind Tsukasa while a rash of mysterious game-related incidents in the real world begins to draw the attention of even the most powerful players within the game. Directed by Kouichi Mashimo, .Hack//SIGN boasts character designs by famed illustrator Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and an engaging storyline scripted by Kazunori Ito (Ghost in the Shell). Approximate running time: 50 minutes.
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Written by Dan Jolley and Tony Harris; ART by Harris and Ray Snyder; PAINTED cover by Tony Harris ELSEWORLDS In stores March 19. The thrilling conclusion to the 2-part Elseworlds miniseries! The entire JSA answers the Bat's call to action as the rogue agent reveals his true agenda and heads for the Russian City of Chernobyl, site of the Trigger. Action on an epic scale meets agonizing confrontations with demons from the past, as the Bat and the rest of the JSA are forced to make life-altering sacrifices. Prestige Format. FC, 64 pg. (2 of 2)
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From Bandai Entertainment! Keitaro, Naru, and Mutsuki are about to take the Tokyo University entrance exams again. Everyone is hopeful and in high spirits, but Keitaro falls asleep during the test! Fearing the prospect of failing yet again, Keitaro runs away where his friends can't find him. But Naru and the rest of the Hinata Sou girls are determined to bring Keitaro back, even if it means traveling to a remote island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean! Approximate running time: 45 minutes.
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by Mark Evanier The quintessential reference for every devoted MAD fanatic, MAD Art is a hilarious look at five decades of America's premiere showcase for parody, satire, and wit. Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Sergio Aragonés, Al Jaffee, Hermann Mejia, and Richard Williams are among MADs 'Usual Gang of Idiots' represented in this authorized guide through MAD history, featuring a treasury of MAD's infamous advertising parodies, samples of classic covers and interior art, and dozens of rare and never-before-seen preliminary sketches, photos, and much more! HC, 8x11, 304pg, FC
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COVER BY JIM STARLIN JIM STARLIN (w)/ JIM STARLIN (p) Spider-Man. Dr. Strange. Adam Warlock. Pip the Troll. Captain Marvel. What threat could be dire enough to bring these heroes together? Only the most feared villain in the entire cosmos: Thanos. For the vengeful Eternal seeks not only the death of his enemies, he seeks the death of life itself and the annihilation of the entire universe. INFINITY ABYSS follows in the legendary tradition of Jim Starlin's acclaimed INFINITY trilogy of cosmic epics. Collecting the critically-acclaimed six-issue limited series! 176 PGS
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Written by Barbara Kesel, art by Joshua Middleton, Steve McNiven & Dexter Vines, colors by Michael Atiyeh Introducing CrossGen Travellers - graphic novels with a great new price and a great new size. MERIDIAN TRAVELLER vol. 1 is the first book in this exciting format, re-presenting the first seven chapters of Meridian, CrossGen's all-ages fantasy epic. At just $9.95 for 192 pages of full color comics in a rugged paperback format, there's never been a better way to pick up this critically acclaimed series. Branded by marks of terrifying power and supernatural origin, Sephie and her wicked uncle Ilahn will either bring renewal or destruction to the poisoned world of Demetria. Young Sephie must now grow into the role of global savior, but will defeating her uncle cost Sephie her innocence? SC, 6x8, 192pg, FC
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by Matt Madden Detailing the complexities of a dissolving relationship between an easy-going Franco-phile named Morgan and his world-weary pre-med girlfriend Shirin, Odds Off is framed by the three-month period between New Year's Eve and the Iranian New Year. SC, 7x10, b&w
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by Various Writers show and explain different comics writing styles, including: a panel-by-panel plot by Mark Evanier; Bill Mumy and Miguel Ferrer's page-by-page plot; full scripts by folks ranging from Golden Age great Otto Binder to best-selling author Peter David; and drawn scripts by Scott McCloud, Judd Winick, and Mike Baron. Includes commentary by artists Larry Lieber, Pop Mhan, and more! SC, 8x11, 212pg, b&w
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From Bandai Entertainment! Contains 4 complete episodes. Approximate running time: 100 minutes. Scheduled to ship in February 2003.
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Written by Peter Milligan; ART by Chris Bachalo and Mark Pennington; PAINTED cover by Brendan McCarthy. In stores February 26. Collecting the first six issues of one of VERTIGO's founding titles, THE AMERICAN SCREAM TP puts a unique VERTIGO spin on the visitor from the Meta Zone created by the legendary Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man). Kathy George relives the horror of her parents' murder when Shade arrives from his dimension only to take up residence in the body of the man who killed them. For more information, see the feature article. SC, 7x10, 168pg, FC
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by Jesse Chen & Charlie Noatner A renegade doctor and a notorious hacker are on the run. They possess the information to produce the cure to the SKODD epidemic that has plagued the world. In order to prevent a greedy corporation from capitalizing on their hard works, they seek out the help of legendary detective Lydia LaMorn and her assistant, Chris Blazon. Cover by Walter Simonson. FC, 80pg
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by Kia Asamiya With Nami and Kiddy recovered, and the addition of Lum Cheng, the A.M.P. is back up to full force. Meanwhile, Rally has a secret meeting with Ganossa in an attempt to strike a deal, but gets caught up in combat with her own sister in the ultimate test to see if blood is thicker than water! SC, 184pg, b&w
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Sculpted by Tim Bruckner Advance-solicited; in stores March 19, 2003. Our popular line of mini-busts continues with this dynamic depiction of a Silver Age Batgirl! Librarian Barbara Gordon - daughter of Gotham City's police commissioner - was on her way to a costume party, dressed as a masked Batgirl when she chanced upon a crime in progress! Without thought for her own safety, Barbara helped save the day and eventually became a hero worthy of the name Batgirl. Now, the auburn-haired heroine is brought to life in this limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust standing approximately 5' wide x 4' deep x 4 3/4' high. Packaged in a 4-color box.
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by Pat Mills & Simon Bisley Continuing the classic story begun in Part One, Sláine ascends to the position of High King and faces his greatest threat, an army of Drunes and other foul creatures! But he must also lead his people away from the darkness of their old religions... not that he won't be breaking some heads along the way! Continuing the series of new editions, showcasing the very best of 2000 AD and Titan's Sláine series. Cover by Simon Bisley. SC, 9x12, 104pg, FC
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COVER BY FRANK CHO DARWYN COOKE, TED MCKEEVER, ROBBIE MORRISON & ZEB WELLS (W)/ DARWYN COOKE, TED MCKEEVER, JIM MAHFOOD & DEAN HASPIEL (P) What's it like to live in a world where Spider-Man swings overhead? Find out as some of the comic book industry's most unique creators explore various city-dwellers, both super-powered and not, whose lives are changed when the wall-crawler leaps into their lives. Collecting SPIDER-MAN's TANGLED WEB #18-22 & PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #42-43 176 PGS
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by Terry Moore Francine has canceled her wedding and returned to Houston to find herself but finds Katchoo instead. While they try to repair their relationship, a deadly anonymous Parker Girl stalks Katchoo from the wings. Collects issues #50-54. SC, 7x10, 120pg, b&w
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by Tyler Page Meet a girl, fall in love. That's the easy part. What happens, though, when that unspoken commitment occurs and you must struggle to survive as a relationship develops. Nanette and Tyler go through it all: college, friends, ex-lovers, and their pasts. MATURE READERS FC, 32pg
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Advance-solicited; in stores March 19, 2003. From out of the future, Brainiac 13 is the living computer bent on claiming our Earth as his own...starting with the city of Metropolis, whose computers and systems it has upgraded and placed under its own control! This menacing nemesis of Superman is now a highly-detailed action figure, standing approximately 7 1/4' tall and featuring 11 points of articulation. This figure comes with an 'S' Shield display base. Features 4-color resealable packaging. For more information, see the feature article.
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COVER BY KYLE HOTZ BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (w)/KYLE HOTZ (p) With a pregnant girlfriend, a demanding mistress, and an institutionalized mother to care for, 19-year-old Parker Robbins can barely make ends meet. So when the small time crook finds mystical apparel that grants him strange powers, he decides to forgo organized crime for the more prestigious and financially rewarding world of costumed villainy. Collecting the critically acclaimed six-issue limited series! 144 PGS
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When Optimus Prime's heroic Autobots square off against Megatron's down and dirty Decepticons, you know the sparks are gonna fly! Features never-before-seen artwork by Don Figueroa, fan-favorite penciler of The War Within! Poster, 24x36, FC
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In the latest of Dreamwave 'posterized' covers, Optimus Prime charges into battle, ready to take out Megatron's latest evil scheme. As one of Transformers fandom's favorite images, Dreamwave couldn't pass-up the chance to upsize this Pat Lee masterpiece. Poster, 24x36, FC
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by Furman, Senior, Hitch, et al. Shockwave, the Decepticon's leader, hires the mercenary Death's Head to assassinate Rodimus Prime! Meanwhile, on Earth, a young journalist, an archaeologist, and an old friend discover Galvatron and Ultra Magnus, entombed in volcanic lava... and on the planet of Junk, the locals are enslaved by an all-powerful, mind-controlling being! This is the Legacy of the Unicron! Relates directly to the events of the DVD smash-hit Transformers: The Movie! All-new cover artwork by Geoff Senior! SC, 9x12, 136pg, FC
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by Takehiko Inoue Miyamoto Musashi has traveled far and wide on a pilgramage to improve his Swordmanship, challenging the strongest opponents he can find, but no one has been more skilled than Inshun, the second generation master of the Hozoin spear technique. SC, 208pg, PC
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by Don Lomax Writer, artist, and Vietnam War veteran Don Lomaz details this true to life drama of the Vietnam War ass seen through the eyes of war correspondent Scott 'Journal' Neithammer in this fully-illustrated graphic novel treatment. Though stories may be fiction, the intensity and emotional resonance point to social and personal truths that go beyond mere facts. SC, 6x10., 192pg, b&w
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Written by Garth Ennis; ART by Gary Erskine; photo cover In stores February 12. The final installment in Garth Ennis' latest epic look at World War II. When RAF Flight Officer Jamie McKenzie volunteered for training on the new CAMships, he didn't realize he was signing up to be the British equivalent of a kamikaze pilot! Is bad luck better than no luck at all? For more information, see the feature article. MATURE READERS FC, 64 pg
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COVER BY ESAD RIBIC FRANK TIERI (P)/SEAN CHEN (P) In this collection, Wolverine probes the dark and seamy underbelly of the city, and guts it. Placing himself in the center of a bloody mob war, Logan plays a most dangerous game. Collecting WOLVERINE #181-186 144 PGS
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Written by Phil Jimenez; ART by Phil Jimenez, Travis Moore, Brandon Badeaux, Andy Lanning and various; COVER by Adam Hughes In stores March 19. A 192-page trade paperback collecting WONDER WOMAN #171-177, as well as select Profile Pages from WONDER WOMAN SECRET FILES #3, this trade paperback reveals a dear friend of Diana's transformed into a deadly enemy; a new, more menacing Cheetah; an intergalactic war - with terrible consequences for our heroine; and the return of an arch-nemesis that spells doom for the male super-heroes of the world! For more information, see the feature article. SC, 7x10, 192pg, FC
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by Rumiko Takahashi & the animators of Inuyasha Showcasing the excellent artwork and beautiful characters of the immensely popular time-travelling horror/action series, this book offers fans page after page of full-color designs, plus character profiles, watercolors from the manga covers, character profiles and colored pages! SC, 160pg, FC
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Written by Rick Veitch, Steve Conley, and various; ART by Norm Breyfogle, Darryl Banks, Rob Haynes, Carlos Pacheco, Yvel Guichet, Mike Kaluta, P. Craig Russell, Sal Velluto, John Totleben, Tom Nguyen, Dennis Janke, and various; COVER by Alex Maleev An all-new special showcasing the exiled King of the Seas! Springing from the events in the thrilling new AQUAMAN ongoing series, discover how Vulko navigates the stormy waters of politics in the new Atlantis (written by Rick Veitch with art by Norm Breyfogle & Dennis Janke). Plus, the sea changes in Atlantean society since the Obsidian Age have unexpected consequences (written by Steve Conley, with art by Darryl Banks); and Profile Pages detail the history of Aquaman, his new powers, his friends and his foes with art by Carlos Pacheco, Yvel Guichet, P. Craig Russell, Sal Velluto, John Totleben, Tom Nguyen, Rob Haynes, Mike Kaluta and more! FC, 48 pg
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by OSAMU TEZUKA In the wake of the critical acclaim for the incredible Metropolis animated feature, interest in the work of master storyteller and cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, creator of Metropolis and the godfather of Japanese comics and animation, has never been greater, and Astro Boy is the flame that ignited the modern anime and manga industries and is a key touchstone in virtually every area of popular entertainment. In this volume: 'Solomon's Jewels'; 'Showdown in the Alps'; and 'The Lying Robot.' On sale March 26 SC, 4x7, 224pg, b&w
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A Diamond Select Release! Every Avenger needs an Adversary, and there's no greater rivalry than that of Iron Man and the insidious Mandarin! Diamond Select Toys' series of 8' Avengers & Adversaries resin statues gets a dose of magic with the awesome Asian master villain, The Mandarin! Designed to square off with his most frequent foe (as well as any of the other companion pieces from the line), The Manadarin comes mounted on an ancient temple stairway base, gesturing with his magic ring-covered hands, towards his metallic foe! The Mandarin was sculpted by Tony Cipriano and measures roughly 8' in height from the rock base to his head. Limited to 3,000 pieces worldwide, each accompanied by a full-color, hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. A new piece in the line will be released every other month, guaranteed! Guaranteed on sale in February 2002!
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