Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 7

In the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 7, the mighty teen super-heroes of the 30th century continue to defend the universe from a multitude of menaces and destructive terrors. Containing stunningly reprinted tales from the late 1960s, this astonishing book features the Fatal Five's disastrous return and conquest of Talok VII, a rebellion by the Legion of Super-Pets, the destruction of the Legion's clubhouse, Mantis Morlo's devastating...

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Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 5

Set in the far-flung future of the 30th century, these are the adventures of tomorrow's greatest heroes. Representing planets throughout the cosmos, these young heroes must band together to protect the galaxy from space-born threats as great as the universe itself.

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Secret Wars II

Last time Earth's heroes encountered the Beyonder, they fought for their lives. This time, they fight for all existence! A year after kidnapping the most powerful beings on Earth and pitting them against one another in a "Secret War" on a distant world, the omnipotent Beyonder comes to Earth to continue his study of humanity. However, a being so powerful and so naïve is a dangerous combination. As the Beyonder's understanding slowly grows,...

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Marvel Super Heroes

I happened to pass by Fully Booked in MoA just to look for a copy of Rizal's "Noli me Tangere" in English (for leisure reading). But lo and behold, I didn't know it was Halloween Comicfest, and I had the opportunity to grab the first issue of Secret Wars, relaunched to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Marvel Comics (and apparently a new Secret Wars crossover to be out in 2015). Some would say that it's a quite awful crossover, but let's...

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Turok, Son of Stone

The American Southwest, 1428. Turok, a wandering warrior, rescues young Andar from death at the hands of the ruthless Maxtla and his Aztec horde. Turok and Andar seek refuge in a vast cavern, where an otherworldly force sweeps them and their pursuers to a savage, timeless land of rampaging dinosaurs and unimagined wonders. Hunted in a world of danger and death, Turok and Andar fight to survive-and to find a way home. * Collects issues...

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Valiant Masters

Jack Boniface nearly died one night - attacked by something out of a nightmare. But since that terrifying experience something has changed. Now, when darkness falls, a feeling comes over him, an urge to destroy the demons that would defile the New Orleans night. Wild, reckless, and hell-bent on eliminating evil in all its forms, Jack is now his city's new protector - the nocturnal avenger simply called Shadowman. A deluxe hardcover collecting...

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Magnus, Robot Fighter Volume 1

The continent-spanning city of North Am is a miracle of ingenuity and ambition, a technological paradise where mile-high skyscrapers pierce the clouds and robots perform virtually all labor. But in the shadows of the "milespires," human mobsters use robot muscle to terrorize the North Am citizenry. Human trafficking, illegal psychoactive substances, violent crime, and corrosive corruption are suddenly epidemic in the glittering utopia, with only...

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Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 7

On my first read, I just thought Shooter's understanding of the threeboot was horrendous. On a second read a year and a half later, I could see how hackneyed the story actually was, full of people acting in totally nonsensical ways for comedic effect, tons of pointless fighting and heroes winning or losing fights for dramatic effect, with no basis other than plot points. Also, badly variable art, with the issue finishing the volume looking like...

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