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Market Monday: March 20, 2013

Featured Book of the Week:

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When David Lost His Voice HC by Judith Vanistendael

David has terminal cancer. His wife becomes progressively consumed by the looming shadow of death while his daughters struggle to be as helpful as possible. Meanwhile, David soldiers on, not wanting the tumor to rob him of everything, including the chance to see his granddaughter grow up. Vanistendael’s extraordinary art and sensitive text provide a powerful portrayal of a family preparing for life after unimaginable loss.

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Firsts this Week:

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Christy Marx’s first issue!

Birds of Prey #18, written by Christy Marx, cover by Emanuela Lupacchino

Mr. Freeze is out of Arkham Asylum and looking for revenge on the Court of Owls! His first target? The newest member of the Birds team, Strix! And if that wasn’t enough trouble for the girls, this issue introduces The Daughters of the Dawn who are abducting people with super powers…starting with a certain prisoner at Belle Reve!

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First of a new series!

Star Wars: Legacy II - Prisoner of the Floating World #1, co-written by Corinna Bechko, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg

Despite her famous heritage, Ania Solo is just a girl trying to make her way in a galaxy gone bad. But it all gets worse when she comes into possession of a lightsaber and an Imperial communications droid - and discovers she has been targeted for death!

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Collection of the Week:

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Doctor Who: The Forgotten HC, art by Pia Guerra

DOCTOR WHO: THE FORGOTTEN presented in an oversized hard cover collection! Stranded in a strange museum that’s dedicated to him, and with The TARDIS lost, The Doctor and Martha Jones must make sense of their surroundings, hindered by one small fact-The Doctor has lost the memories of every one of his previous incarnations! With items relevant to each Doctor in their possession, The Doctor and Martha must try to use them to regain total recall before it’s too late.

More of this week’s releases under the cut!

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Adventure Time #14, art by Shelli Paroline, covers by Liz Prince and Ming Doyle

FINAL ISSUE OF THE ARC! Finn and Jake are trapped inside a digital world…who can rescue the heroes? Find out in the latest installment of ‘the best comic of 2012!’ An all-ages sensation!

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Barry’s Best Buddy HC, by Renée French

What’s waiting for Barry at the end of the walk? The ridiculous hat his friend Polarhog forces on him? No, that’s only a distraction from the real surprise! Kids will crack up over this funny friendship and be all the more moved by the book’s genuinely poignant ending. From the talented mind of Eisner-nominated cartoonist Renée French, this Level 1 book will be a treat for the youngest beginning readers, to be read aloud with a grown-up or all on their own!

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Captain Marvel #11, co-written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, colored by Jordie Bellaire

NEW Deathbird! Terror from the skies as Captain Marvel confronts a new version of an old foe! Can’t keep our girl down. Captain America gives Carol new wings in the form of old wheels. What would happen if your enemies knew your most dangerous secret? Captain Marvel is about to find out!

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Catwoman #18, written by Ann Nocenti

Guest-starring Batman! In the fallout from “DEATH OF THE FAMILY,” Catwoman and Batman spend a night at the museum—fighting over stolen art!

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Damsels #6, co-written by Leah Moore, art by Aneke

From the tales of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Snow White comes Damsels! As Rapa, Red, Talia and Heinrich journey through the Enchanted Forest toward Villeneuve, Rapa’s memories begin to return in earnest. The royal cavalcade is ambushed on the road to the kingdom, forcing Queens Talia and Rapunzel to fight for their lives. Meanwhile Queen Belle, plagued by her conscience begins to wonder if she herself might be cursed.

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Dark Horse Presents #22, includes work by Caitlin R. Kiernan and Kel McDonald

In this jam-packed issue of DHP, Mike Richardson interviews artist extraordinaire and Shaolin Cowboy creator Geof Darrow! Plus, delve into the alternate history of Howard Chaykin’s Custer, enjoy the return of Steve Moncuse’s Fish Police, and read new comics by Patrick Alexander!

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Ranbow Dash one-shot, cover by Amy Mebberson

The next in a series of spotlights focusing on everyone’s favorite Ponies! Rainbow Dash takes her job patrolling the skies very seriously, but she may have met her match when a group of mischievous cloud gremlins threaten to block out the sun! Rainbow Dash will have her hooves full when it comes to these pint-sized menaces!

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Saga #11, art by Fiona Staples

It’s an intergalactic family reunion, as Hazel’s parents and grandparents join forces to escape a dying world.

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Superman: The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus, co-written by Louise Simonson

This unforgettable epic is collecting in this massive edition including SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #17-26, SUPERMAN #73-82, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #496-505, ACTION COMICS #683-691, JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #69, SUPERMAN: THE LEGACY OF SUPERMAN #1 and GREEN LANTERN #46. Includes chapters of “World Without a Superman,” bonus materials and more!

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Sword of Sorcery #6, written by Christy Marx

Amaya becomes the Lady Regent of House Turquoise and discovers the startling truth behind its power! A mysterious evil originating from Nilaq is now on Earth, and John Constantine doesn’t like that one bit! And in the backup feature, Stalker must defeat Lucifer to save his scion!

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Ultimate Spider-Man #21, art by Sara Pichelli

VENOM WAR CONTINUES As his father lies in critical condition, Miles is desperate to solve the mystery of the new VENOM!! How does the villain know so much about Miles? Miles turns to the one person who can help him… Gwen Stacy!

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X-Termination #1, co-written by Marjorie Liu

THE X-TERMINATION EVENT STARTS HERE! Joining together the teams from ASTONISHING X-MEN, AGE OF APOCALYPSE and X-TREME X-MEN, and spinning out of the pages of UNCANNY X-FORCE. AOA Nightcrawler just wants to get home…and he doesn’t care if he takes out our world to get there. Wolverine versus Nightcrawler!

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