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Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strips Vol. 2: 1979–1981

The exciting second volume of the wondrous wall-crawler’s long-running newspaper strip by Stan Lee, John Romita, and Larry Lieber, with all Sundays in color and integrated with the dailies—just as they originally appeared in newspapers worldwide. Edited by Bruce Canwell, this book includes more than 700 sequential comics—the complete run from January 1979 through the January 1981!

Collections like this are such a fun reminder of being a kid and looking forward to reading comic strips in the paper. By the time I started doing so, I missed out on some of the big ones like this. Thanks to Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strips Vol. 2: 1979–1981, I can still experience what it was like to follow this superhero in the papers.

This next volume of newspaper comics for Amazing Spider-Man g...

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The X-Files X-Mas Special 2015

Just in time for the holiday season, the Lone Gunmen learn of the impending arrival of some unwelcome visitors. But before they can raise the alarm, they receive some other unexpected guests…

Not to be a Grinch or anything, but I haven’t been the biggest Christmas person in my adult years. That has slowly been changing pretty recently, and getting more X-Files is a nice present to change my mind. With the new mini season of the show coming soon, we can fill in with The X-Files X-Mas Special 2015.

As a tie-in to the “11th season” continuing on in the comics, I’m at a bit of a loss not having read any. This holiday special focuses on two sets of events during Christmas Eve. One side of the story shows the two of the three Lone Gunmen abducted by aliens and trying to figure a way out...

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Mickey and Donald’s Christmas Parade #1

OK, Mouseketeers!  It’s time to enjoy this special holiday edition of five timeless Disney classics! Three of the five tales were originally published in Italian and the other two were originally published in Dutch comic books.  Now – for the first time ever – they are available in the good ol’ U.S.A. so you can enjoy ‘em, too!

The first story is entitled “The Blight Before Christmas”.  Uncle Scrooge seems to have two problems…he is supposed to host this year’s Christmas feast (which costs $$$), and he owns an old Villa, badly in need of repair and some TLC.  He devises a plan to invite all his family and friends to a holiday celebration AT the Villa, where his guests can become “cheap labor” and fix his dwelling...

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Donald Duck: The Diabolical Duck Avenger

Enjoy modern and classic Disney tales such as “The Diabolical Duck Avenger,” “The Perfect Calm,” “Birthday Bugaboo!,” and more by classic creators such as Rodolfo Cimino and Romano Scarpa.

The highlight of this issue is the special two-part story of how Donald Duck first became the caped adventurer known as the Duck Avenger.  Written by Elisa Penna and Guido Martina and illustrated by Giovan Battista Carpi, this tale begins when our hapless hero mistakenly receives the deed to a mysterious mansion, thanks to a mix-up in the mail. Known as Villa Rose, the manor once served as the headquarters of the legendary Fantomallard, a notorious gentleman thief who fought corruption as the Duck Avenger.

Shortly after arriving at the Villa with his nephews, Donald discovers Fantomallard’s secret diar...

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My Little Pony: Art is Magic

Celebrate the charming and diverse artwork of IDW’s My Little Pony comic book series is this special art book! Read along as fan-favorite artists Jay Fosgitt, Sara Richard, Tony Fleecs, Andy Price, Brenda Hickey, and Agnes Garbowska showcase a selection of their most cherished pieces, provide insight into their process, and share the identities of their favorite ponies! Fans of My Little Pony or the comic arts alike are sure to awe at this bright and inspired collection.

It’s been a little while since I last got the chance to get my hands on a series art book. Even if it’s one I’m not familiar with much, it’s still something I enjoy being able to do. Adding to the fairly small amount of knowledge I have is the new My Little Pony: Art is Magic book.

Although it has changed a lot since ...

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