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See the Full List of James Beard Restaurant and Chef Award Winners 2017

The James Beard Foundation Awards were presented in Chicago on Monday night at a ceremony hosted by Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson (don’t forget to check out last week’s James Beard Media Awards’ complete list of winners, announced last week in New York City). Here is this year’s list of chef and restaurant winners:

2017 James Beard Foundation Restaurant Design Award Winners

75 Seats and Under (For the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2014)

Firm: AvroKO

Designers: Kristina O’Neal, William Harris, Adam Farmerie, Greg Bradshaw

Project: SingleThread, Healdsburg, California

76 Seats and Over (For
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Run of the Arrow

Sam Fuller's superior western classic stars Rod Steiger, Brian Keith, Charles Bronson and Sarita Montiel, and takes on a tall stack of potent issues. A Reb sharpshooter denies the South's defeat, and goes west to join the Sioux nation where he can continue his war against the Yankees. This spin on 'The Man Without a Country' is one of Fuller's best thanks to a generous budget, unflinching action violence and committed performances. Run of the Arrow DVD-r The Warner Archive Collection 1957 / Color / 1:78 enhanced widescreen / 86 min. / Street Date July 7, 2015 / available through the WBshop / 19.49 Starring Rod Steiger, Sarita Montiel, Brian Keith, Ralph Meeker, Jay C. Flippen, Charles Bronson, Olive Carey, H.M. Wynant, Neyle Morrow, Frank DeKova, Tim McCoy, Chuck Hayward, Chuck Roberson, Roscoe Ates, Angie Dickinson, Carleton Young. Cinematography Joseph Biroc Film Editor Gene Fowler Jr. Original Music Victor Young Written, Produced and Directed by Samuel Fuller    

Reviewed
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9 times actors were sued for quitting movies

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You sign up for a movie. You drop out. Then the lawsuit follows...

It happens all the time. The casting of movies is such a perilous art, that actors and actresses sign up for roles, and then they're chopped and changed. Rarely does it end up anywhere near a courtroom.

Yet sometimes it does. Here are nine varied instances where someone leaving a project led to legalities ensuing...

1. Kim Basinger - Boxing Helena

I may as well start with one of the most infamous cases of an actress dropping out of a film to which they'd apparently agreed.

Director Jennifer Lynch originally had Madonna pegged to take the lead in her debut feature, Boxing Helena. The story of a woman who has her limbs removed and is kept in a box (it's as charming as it sounds), the role was then offered to Kim Basinger when Madonna passed.
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The Conversation: Landon Palmer and Drew Morton Discuss ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’

The Magnificent Ambersons

Landon’S Take:

Orson Welles is celebrated as one of the foremost visionaries in the history of American filmmaking. He’s also renowned as the perennial artist against the system. While both of these factors make Welles perhaps the ideal auteur – someone satisfied with nothing less than a perfect articulation of his individual vision within the collaborative medium of filmmaking – it also presents some unique problems in examining works that were taken away from him.

The classically celebrated auteurs of studio era Hollywood (e.g., Hawks, Ford, Hitchcock) were known for creating individuated worldviews across their body of work either despite or even because of the strictures inherent in Classical Hollywood filmmaking. This was not Welles, who from his rise to infamy with the 1938 “War of the Worlds” broadcast to his first studio feature made a name by challenging the assumed utilities of a medium. Neither could
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Dujardin, Hazanavicius Join French City of Lights, City of Angels Lineup

This year's 19th Colcoa French Film Festival will run April 20-28 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Colcoa will open with the North American Premiere of Yann Gozlan's thriller "A Perfect Man," starring Pierre Niney and Ana Girardot, who starred in the creepy French TV series "The Returned." The festival will close its competition on Monday, April 27th with "White Soldier," a drama written and directed by Erick Zonca, and a still-secret feature announced opening day. Colcoa's first-ever Television program will include "Blue Pills," a drama directed by Jean-Philippe Amar, Dante Desarthe's dramedy "Ponzi's Scheme" and "Danbé, Head Up," a drama directed by Bourlem Guerdjou. Watch: Jean Dujardin Is the French Popeye Doyle in "The Connection" Trailer Three more TV series will premiere at Colcoa: "Chefs" (Season 1), a drama co-developed and co-written by Arnaud...
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2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival: Official Lineup

The Ann Arbor Film Festival celebrates its epic 53rd annual edition on March 24-29 with a colossal selection of experimental short films and features.

Feature film highlights include the documentary Speculation Nation by regular collaborators Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat, which examines the recent Spanish housing crisis; a new ethnographic doc by Ben Russell, Greetings to the Ancestors, which plunges deep into the culture of South Africa; and Jenni Olson’s grand California study The Royal Road.

Short film highlights include the much anticipated new film by Jennifer Reeder, Blood Below the Skin, a narrative following a week in the dramatic and romantic lives of three teenage girls; a new music video by Mike Olenick called Beautiful Things with music by The Wet Things; new animations by Don Hertzfeldt, World of Tomorrow, and Lewis Klahr, Mars Garden; plus new experimental work by Vanessa Renwick, Peggy Ahwesh and Zachary Epcar.

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Eli Wallach, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ Star, Dies at 98

Eli Wallach, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ Star, Dies at 98
Tony- and Emmy-winning actor Eli Wallach, a major proponent of “the Method” style of acting best known for his starring role in Elia Kazan’s film “Baby Doll” and for his role as villain Tuco in iconic spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” died on Tuesday, according to the New York Times. He was 98.

On the bigscreen Wallach had few turns as a leading man, but none was as strong as his first starring role in 1956’s “Baby Doll,” in which he played a leering cotton gin owner intent on seducing the virgin bride (Carroll Baker) of his business rival (Karl Malden). But he appeared in more than 80 films, offering colorful turns in character roles in movies such as “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “Nuts,” “Lord Jim,” “The Misfits” and “The Two Jakes.”

The actor, who appeared in a wide variety of stage,
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Blue Is the Luckiest Color: Lafca Best Actress Tie (Two Years in a Row); Oscar Chances for Adele?

Adèle Exarchopoulos (‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’) and Cate Blanchett (‘Blue Jasmine’): Best Actress tie two years in a row at Los Angeles Film Critics Awards (photo: Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos in ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’) (See previous post: "James Franco Tattoos, Gold Teeth: Lafca Winners." Another non-Hollywood Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s selection was Best Actress co-winner Adèle Exarchopoulos, cited for her performance as a young woman who falls in love with blue-haired Léa Seydoux in Abdellatif Kechiche’s controversial Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Color. The lesbian romantic drama also took home the Lafca’s Best Foreign Language Film Award. Blue was also the luckiest color, at least in the Best Actress category: Cate Blanchett was Exarchopoulos’ co-winner, for her performance in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, in which she plays a character somewhat similar to A Streetcar Named Desire
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Race, Gender, and Sexuality at the Oscars, Part II

By Mark Pinkert

Contributor



This is the second article in a three-part series.

Earlier this month, the acclaimed writer/producer/director Joss Whedon spoke at an Equality Now benefit dinner and suggested that the word “feminism” be removed from the English lexicon. According to Mr. Whedon, the word is problematic because it assumes that gender equality is not the “natural state” but something that needs to be achieved. Though several self-purported feminist bloggers have criticized this idea, Whedon’s speech does raise some interesting questions about how prejudice can hide away in the depths of language and rhetoric.

Thankfully, we have reached a point where shouting sexist comments is socially unacceptable and utterly disgraceful; anyone who does becomes ostracized by civil people. But that does not mean gender prejudices have been cured. The most corrosive type of sexism, and the one Whedon was getting at, is the kind embedded in words and institutions,
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Esther Williams obituary

Swimmer who found movie fame in a string of MGM musicals

Esther Williams, "Hollywood's Mermaid", who has died aged 91, swam her way through more than a dozen splashy MGM musicals in the 1940s and early 50s. While smiling at the camera, she was able to do a combination of crawl, breast and backstroke, and was forever blowing bubbles under water, seemingly having an inexhaustible supply of air.

Like the starlets Lana Turner, Kathryn Grayson and Donna Reed before her, she started out for MGM in a Hardy Family picture, Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942) – though one that allowed her to swim with Mickey Rooney. After being billed 19th in A Guy Named Joe (1943), she shot to stardom in her third film, Bathing Beauty (1944).

It started out as an average Red Skelton vehicle, first called Mr Co-Ed, then Sing and Swim, but Esther's superb figure and pretty features were heightened by Technicolor
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Can You Name All These Movie Outfits???

I love the quote by the late Edith Head, the legendary Hollywood costume designer, who said, "What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen he`s become a different person."

There is something magical about an outfit. The clothes themselves can become just as iconic, if not more so than the actor's performance or the film itself. How many outfits can you recognize cosplayers wear for films you've never even seen?

Using modern designer threads, photographer Candice Milon brilliantly replicates some of cinema’s most recognizable outfits for a spread in French men's magazine Sport & Style. That means (for the right price), you could pay homage to your favorite movie characters, without going digging threw thrift stores
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Anthony Gose, The Toronto Blue Jays’ Second Best Prospect, Is On Fire

Before every Major League Baseball All-Star Game, a prospects game is held. Referred to as The All-Star Futures Game, which is a Team USA vs. Team World friendly, it features the best young talent from teams’ minor-systems. Representing the Toronto Blue Jays this year was none other than top prospect Anthony Gose.

Gose, the Blue Jays’ second-highest rated player in their system – ranked below only catching phenom Travis d’Arnaud – started in centrefield for Team USA and had an amazing game before being substituted out prior the top of the fifth. The 21-year-old from Paramount, Calif. went 1-1 with a run and a walk as Team USA rallied from a 4-0 deficit through three-and-a-half innings to come back and crush the World team 17-5 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

Gose hit a ground ball single past the second baseman in the third inning, eventually scoring, and drew a four-pitch walk in the fourth.
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Comic Book Release List – Week of 3-14-2012

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

AC Comics

Golden Age Greats Spotlight Volume 8 Outrageous Good Girl Art Comics, $29.95

Antarctic Press

Gearhearts Steampunk Glamor Revue #2, $3.99

Gold Digger #136, $3.99

Ape Entertainment

Richie Rich Digest Volume 1 Boon Under The Bay Tp, $6.99

Subculture The Webstrips Volume 2 Return Of The King’s Throne Tp, $9.95

Arcana Studio

Amour Volume 1 Gn, $14.95

Amour Volume 2 Gn, $14.95

Cat Named Haiku Coloring Book Sc (not verified by Diamond), $2.95

Hyper-Actives Gn (resolicited), $14.95

Nieves Gn, $14.95

Redfoot Gn, $8.95

Romeros Requiem Gn, $9.95

Scionic Gn (resolicited), $14.95

Sideshows Gn, $9.95

Archaia Entertainment

Mouse Guard Black Axe #4 (Of 6), $3.50

Primordia Hc (with dust jacket)(resolicited), $19.95

Archie Comic Publications

Archie Double Digest #227, $3.99

Archie The Married Life Volume 2 Tp, $19.99

Mega Man #11, $2.99

Ardden Entertainment

Comeback Kings #2 (resolicited), $2.99

Aspen Mlt

Dead Man’s Run #2 (Cover A Tony Parker)(not
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Comic Book Release List – Week of 3-7-2012

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

215 Ink

Extinct Gn, $17.99

Abstract Studios

Rachel Rising #6, $3.99

Action Lab Entertainment

Exo 1 And The Rocksolid Steelbots Volume 1 Gn, $14.95

Monsters Are Just Like Us Gn, $12.95

Space-Time Condominium Season One Volume 1 Tp, $14.95

Antarctic Press

Honey Badger Adventures #1, $3.50

Ape Entertainment

Dream Reavers #4 (Of 4), $3.99

Helldorado #3 (Of 3), $3.99

Archie Comic Publications

Archie The Married Life Volume 2 Tp (not verfied by Diamond), $19.99

Betty And Veronica Double Digest #199, $3.99

Ardden Entertainment

Wulf #5 (resolicited), $2.99

Aspen Mlt

Charismagic #5 (Cover A Khary Randolph), $3.50

Charismagic #5 (Cover B Siya Oum), $3.50

Charismagic #5 (Nicola Hwang Variant Cover), Ar

Avatar Press

Dicks #2 (John McCrea Regular Cover), $4.99

Dicks #2 (John McCrea Classic Black & White Variant Cover), Ar

Dicks #2 (John McCrea Offensive Cover), $4.99

Ferals #3 (Gabriel Andrade Regular Cover), $3.99

Ferals #3 (Gabriel Andrade Gore Cover), $3.99

Ferals #3 (Gabriel Andrade Slashed Variant Cover
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Comic Release Watch: 2/8/12

Here’s what hit shelves this week!

Boom! Studios

Adventure Time #1 (Cover A Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb), $3.99

Adventure Time #1 (Cover B Chris Houghton), $3.99

Adventure Time #1 (Cover C Chris Houghton), Ar

Adventure Time #1 (Cover D Jeffrey Brown), Ar

Adventure Time #1 (Cover E Chris Houghton), Ar

Elric The Balance Lost #8 (Cover A Francesco Mattina), $3.99

Elric The Balance Lost #8 (Cover B Matteo Scalera), $3.99

Elric The Balance Lost #8 (Cover C Francesco Mattina), Ar

Peanuts #2 (Of 4)(Charles Schultz First Appearance Of Lucy Variant Cover), Ar

Peanuts #2 (Of 4)(Charles Schultz Regular Cover), $3.99

Dark Horse Comics

Art Of The Mass Effect Universe Hc, $39.99

Bride Of The Water God Volume 10 Tp, $9.99

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #6 (Georges Jeanty Variant Cover), $2.99

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #6 (Phil Noto Regular Cover), $2.99

Conan The Barbarian #1 (Becky Cloonan Variant Cover), $3.50

Conan The Barbarian #1 (Massimo Carnevale Regular Cover), $3.50

Dark Matter #2 (Of 4), $3.50

Dotter Of Her Father’s Eyes Hc, $14.99

King Conan The Scarlet Citadel Tp,
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Comic Book Release List – Week of 2-8-2012

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Action Lab Entertainment

Princeless #4 (not verified by Diamond), $3.99

Amryl Entertainment

Cavewoman Feeding Grounds #1, $3.75

Cavewoman Feeding Grounds #1 (Budd Root Special Edition), Ar

Ape Entertainment

Richie Rich Valentines Special 2012 (One Shot), $3.99

Archie Comic Publications

Archie Double Digest #226, $3.99

Betty And Veronica Double Digest #198, $3.99

Kevin Keller #1 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99

Kevin Keller #1 (Dan Parent Variant Cover), $2.99

Kevin Keller Volume 1 Hc, $19.99

Mega Man #10, $2.99

Ardden Entertainment

Knightingail #3 (not verified by Diamond), $3.99

Asylum Press

Fearless Dawn Secret Of The Swamp (One Shot), $2.95

Attaboy’S Yumfactory

Hi Fructose Magazine Quarterly #22, $6.95

Audiogo Ltd

Sarah Jane Adventures Judgement Day Audio CD, $16.95

Avatar Press

Dicks #1 (John McCrea Regular Cover), $4.99

Dicks #1 (John McCrea Classic Black & White Variant Cover), $3.60

Dicks #1 (John McCrea Offensive Cover), $4.99

Ferals #2 (Gabriel Andrade Regular Cover), $3.99

Ferals #2 (Gabriel
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SciFi Mafia’s Comic Release Watch: 1/18/12

Here’s what hits shelves this week!

Boom! Studios

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Masterpieces #6, $3.99

Peanuts Happiness Is Warm Blanket Charlie Brown Hc (Sdcc 2011 Variant Cover), $39.99

Planet Of The Apes #10 (Cover A Mitch Gerads), $3.99

Planet Of The Apes #10 (Cover B Declan Shalvey), $3.99

Planet Of The Apes #10 (Cover C Damian Couceiro), Ar

Steed And Mrs Peel #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Ian Gibson), $3.99

Steed And Mrs Peel #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Ian Gibson), Ar

WordGirl Volume 3 Word Up Gn, $7.99

Dark Horse Comics

Conan Road Of Kings #12, $3.50

Conan Volume 11 Road Of Kings Part 1 Hc, $24.99

Mass Effect Invasion #4 (Of 4)(Massimo Carnevale Regular Cover), $3.50

Mass Effect Invasion #4 (Of 4)(Paul Renaud Variant Cover), $3.50

DC Comics

Animal Man #2 (Travel Foreman 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99

Batman #5 (Andy Kubert Variant Cover), Ar

Batman #5 (Combo Pack Edition), $3.99

Batman #5 (Greg Capullo Black & White Variant Cover), Ar

Batman #5 (Greg Capullo Regular Cover), $2.99

Batman Odyssey Volume 2 #4 (Of 7)(Neal Adams Regular Cover), $3.99

Batman Odyssey Volume 2 #4 (Of 7)(Neal
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Comic Book Release List – Week of 1-18-2012

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The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Action Lab Entertainment

Princeless #3, $3.99

Antarctic Press

Brian Keene’s Dead New World 6 Pack, $20.00

Ape Entertainment

Dark Axis Rise Of The Overmen #2 (Of 4), $3.99

Helldorado #2 (Of 3), $3.99

Prodigal Egg Of First Light Tp, $12.95

Archaia Entertainment

Fraggle Rock Classics Volume 1 Tp, $9.95

Archie Comics

Archie And Friends Double Digest #12, $3.99

Jughead #211, $2.99

Jugheads Double Digest #177, $3.99

Sonic The Hedgehog Archives Volume 17 Tp, $7.99

Sonic Universe #36, $2.99

Aspen Mlt

Charismagic #4 (Cover A Khary Randolph), $2.99

Charismagic #4 (Cover B Siya Oum), $2.99

Charismagic #4 (Cover C Micah Gunnell), $2.99

Charismagic #4 (Cover D Nicola Hwang), $2.99

Charismagic #4 (Emilio Lopez Sudana Variant Cover), Ar

Dead Man’s Run #1 (Cover A Tony Parker), $3.50

Dead Man’s Run #1 (Cover B Joe Benitez), $3.50

Avatar Press

Caligula #6 (Of 6)(Jacen Burrows Regular Cover), $3.99

Caligula #6 (Of 6)(German Nobile Wraparound Cover), $3.99

Caligula #6 (Of 6)(Jacen
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SciFi Mafia’s Comic Release Watch: 12/14/11

Here’s what hits stores this week.

Boom! Studios

28 Days Later Volume 6 Homecoming Tp, $12.99

7 Warriors #2 (Of 3), $3.99

Farscape Volume 6 Compulsions Tp, $12.99

Insurrection V3.6 Tp, $14.99

Irredeemable #1 (John Cassaday Artist Edition Cover), $3.99

Operation Broken Wings 1936 #2 (Of 3), $3.99

Reading Comics Postcard Book Tp, $11.95

Roger Langridge’s Snarked #3, $3.99

Dark Horse Comics

Baltimore The Curse Bells #5 (Of 5), $3.50

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #4 (Georges Jeanty Variant Cover), $2.99

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #4 (Steve Morris Regular Cover), $2.99

Flash Gordon Comic Book Archives Volume 5 Hc, $49.99

Kull The Cat And the Skull #3 (Of 4), $3.50

Occultist #2 (Of 3), $3.50

Orchid #3, $3.50

PC Cast’s House Of Night #2 (Of 5), $2.99

Star Wars Agent Of The Empire Iron Eclipse #1 (Of 5)(Stephane Roux Regular Cover), $3.50

Star Wars Agent Of The Empire Iron Eclipse #1 (Of 5)(Dave Wilkins Variant Cover), $3.50

Star Wars Episode I Adventures Tp, $7.99

Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace Tp, $7.99

Strain #1 (Of 11)(Mike Huddleston Regular Cover), $1.00

Strain #1 (Of 11)(Steve Morris Variant Cover), $3.50

Turok Son Of Stone Aztlan Volume 1 Tp,
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Comic Book Release List – Week of 12-14-2011

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The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

Andrews McMeel

Dilbert How’s That Underling Thing Working Tp, $12.99

Antarctic Press

Gearhearts Steampunk Glamor Revue #1, $3.99

Gold Digger Christmas Special #5, $3.50

Very Zombie Christmas #3, $3.50

Arcana Studio

Scrooge And Santa Gn (resolicited)(not verified by Diamond), $14.95

Archaia Entertainment

Cyclops #7, $3.95

Everlast Hc, $19.95

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller Hc, $19.95

Killing Pickman Hc (resolicited), $24.95

Secret History #17, $5.95

Sigh Hc, $10.95

Tale Of Sand Hc, $29.95

Archie Comics

Archie Cyber Adventures Tp (not verified by Diamond), $9.95

Archie Double Digest #224, $3.99

Mega Man #8, $2.99

Sonic The Hedgehog Select Volume 4 Zone Wars Tp, $11.95

Avatar Press

Stitched #2 (Mike Wolfer Regular Cover), $3.99

Stitched #2 (Mike Wolfer Gore Cover), $3.99

Stitched #2 (Mike Wolfer Wraparound Cover), $3.99

Stitched #2 (Movie Photo Variant Cover), Ar

Black Library

Faith And Fire Mmpb (Warhammer 40K)(New Edition), $8.99

Hammer And Anvil Mmpb (Warhammer
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