Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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Between the Panels:  Superhero Comic Events




Avengers: Kree/Skrull War (New Edition)
Avengers: Kree/Skrull War (New Edition)
By Thomas, Roy
Illustrator Buscema, Sal
Illustrator Adams, Neal
2013-10 - Marvel Comics
9780785184997 Check Our Catalog
As far as most ordinary people know, nothing is different than any other day on Earth. Little do they know that their planet is about to become the final battleground between two alien races in a war that has raged across the cosmos. Only the Avengers -- Earth's Mightiest Heroes -- can turn the fide of this battle, and protect the planet from the shape-shifting Skrulls and the Imperialistic Kree. …More


Crisis on Infinite Earths
Crisis on Infinite Earths
By Wolfman, Marv
Illustrator Perez, George
2001-01 - DC Comics
9781563897504 Check Our Catalog
In 1985, the shape of the DC Universe was irrevocably changed by the legendary 12-issue series "Crisis on Infinite Earths". Now, the epic that saw the heroic deaths of the 1960s Flash, Barry Allen and the original Supergirl, as well as the consolidation of DC's multiple Earths into a single, unified world, is collected at last in a trade paperback. This powerful tale features virtually every DC …More


Secret Wars
Secret Wars
By Shooter, Jim
Illustrator Zeck, Mike
Illustrator Layton, Bob
2011-12 - Marvel Comics
9780785158684 Check Our Catalog
The first mega-crossover of its kind, Secret Wars still stands as a milestone in the comic-book industry. The fate of the entire Marvel Universe hangs in the balance as all of Earth's greatest super heroes face their deadliest foes on the mysterious planet known as Battleworld! The classic 12-issue limited series is back in print! …More


Forever Evil
Forever Evil
By Johns, Geoff
Illustrator Finch, David
Illustrator Friend, Richard
2014-09 - DC Comics
9781401248918 Check Our Catalog
The Justice League is dead And the villains shall inherit the Earth In a flash of light, the world's most powerful heroes vanish as the Crime Syndicate arrives from Earth-3 As this evil version of the Justice League takes over the DC Universe, no one stands in the way of them and complete domination - no one except for Lex Luthor. …More


Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event
Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event
By Millar, Mark
Illustrator McNiven, Steve
Illustrator Vines, Dexter
2007-04 - Marvel Comics Group
9780785121794 Check Our Catalog
In this crossover tale that stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men, the landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it's time to choose a side. A conflict has been brewing for more than a year, threatening to pit friend against friend and brother against brother. …More


Infinity Gauntlet
Infinity Gauntlet
By Starlin, Jim
Illustrator Perez, George
Illustrator Lim, Ron
2011-09 - Marvel Comics Group
9780785156598 Check Our Catalog
For the dark Titan, Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet was the Holy Grail, the ultimate prize to be coveted above all else. With it came omnipotence: the absolute control of all aspects of time, space, power, reality, the mind and the soul. The gaining of supreme might meant the beginning of a black nightmare for the entire universe. Now, on the edge of Armageddon and led by the mysterious Adam …More