New Comics

Now Ordering for July!

I haven’t found the time to do one of these for a bit, as we have spent more time relating to the vintage side of things, but I wanted to be sure to do one this week since I wanted to remind everyone:

that we have Zenescope coming to the shop on the 26th of this month. So that’s super exciting!!!! and we hope everyone gets a chance to swing by while they are here (3 pm to 7 pm). They will be bringing exclusives with them, and we have a few older variants and retailer incentives from days gone by in the shop as well.

 

 

On to the new books.

As many of you are aware if you’ve read this “blog” I try to feature new stories that are coming out in time for readers to grab the first issue. Since every months catalog always have over 600 pages I cannot possibly cover everything. But the catalogs are always here so if you want to come peruse what we can order this month you are always more than welcome.

The following titles are available for us to order this month, and will be delivered some time in September: 

Dark Horse Comics

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D: 1955 Occult Intelligence

This is a 3 Issue mini series where Hellboy finds himself on a remote island full of intrigue, government secrets and foreign agents waging their own cold ward over a weapon that might be right up the BPRD’s alley.

 

 

 

Trade paperbacks:

Aliens Dead Orbit

Nerdist calls this the best work in this universe since the original two films. Many Aliens related trades are once again available to order in July’s catalog, so come on in and take a peek through the catalog and see if there is anything you would like us to order for you.

Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens

Aliens vs. Predator Omnibus just to name a few.

The Once and Future Queen

 

What happens when a 19 year old chess prodigy pulls Excalibur from the stone and becomes queen? You will have to read this almost 140 page trade to find out!

 

 

Call of Duty Zombies!

Collects issues #1-6

Because you love everything, zombies

or Call of Duty…..

or both!

 

Legend of zelda

For Nintendo fans Dark Horse is offering again the Hardcover books for the Legend of Zelda. Arts & Artifacts and Hyrule Historia. The former contains over 400 pages of illustrations from the entire 30 year history. The book contains rare promotional pieces, art, interviews with the artists and the later contains never before seen concept art and the FULL history of Hyrule.

 

For Halloween and Horror fans Dark Horse has relisted two full pages of titles just in time for Halloween. Come on in and check out the catalog!

IDW

 

IDW is releasing an all ages appropriate Star Wars Adventures! And who doesn’t enjoy Star Wars? Nobody, that’s who 😉

 

 

Angry Birds Flight School

 

Hardcover.

These comics were based on the movie and may provide incentive for your young one to read more.

 

Diablo House

 

Each issue is a stand alone story and is inspired by classic horror comics of the past!

 

 

Image Comics

As always with Image there is a plethora of interesting titles to chose from. For this write up I will start with the title that most surprised me as it is ALL AGES APPROPRIATE.

Scales & Scoundrels

E for Everyone!

Follow the adventures of Luvander. Tired of being a penniless adventurer he sets off for a fabled dungeon “the Dragon’s Maw” an ancient labyrinth, at the bottom of which slumbers endless wealth… or certain doom!

 

Angelic

Rated Teen appropriate.

Qora is a young flying monkey in a world where humans are gone and all that remains are the animals humanity genetically modified. Qora wants to explore instead of settling down and becoming a mother, as is expected of her.

 

Elsewhere

Rated Teen appropriate

Mysteriously transported to a strange new world filled with flying beasts and alien civilizations, Amelia desperately struggles to return home. Along the way, she forges alliances and makes enemies as she goes from aviator to freedom fighter in a rebellion against a merciless warlord! July is issue #2 but I ordered a few copies of #1 because I thought some of our customers might enjoy this one.

The following are all rated Mature

The Realm

 

Our world has been over run by creatures of myth: Orcs, Dragons & other nameless horrors threw our planet into total chaos. Civilization must fight just to survive. While a powerful sorcerer marshals his forces, a group of warriors embark on a journey to reclaim our world from the growing darkness.

 

Kingsman The Red Diamond

 

Fans of the Colin Firth movie may enjoy this 6 issue mini series as it will follow along with the sequel coming out this fall. The trade of the Kingsman Secret Service story line is also available for reorder this month.

 

The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan 

Hardcover

Who was Negan before the world went to sh*t? Find out here.

 

 

 

Aftershock Comics

Dark Ark

 

At the same time Noah was commanded to build his ark darker forces have commanded the same of the sorcerer Shrae to save the unnatural creatures of the world. Vampires, dragons, the naga, and the manticore on a vessel where insidious intrigue and horrific violence are the rule of law.

 

Fu Jitsu

 

Fu Jitsu is the world’s smartest boy and has been for the last 100 years. He has had adventures around the globe and galaxy. He has met the Wright brothers, Gandhi, and more while protecting them from Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man, and his dangerous magic science.

 

Boom Studios

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack

The year is 2020, and hell is literally on Earth. Ching Dai, sick of relying on screw-ups like Lo Pan to do his bidding, has broken the barriers between Earth and the infinite hells, and declared himself ruler of all.
Sixty-year-old Jack Burton is alone in a tiny corner of Florida with only his broken radio to talk to, until one day it manages to pick up a message. Someone is out there in the hellscape, and they know a way to stop Ching Dai.

 

Lazaretto

5 issue mini

After a pandemic strikes, a dorm complex at a small American college is quarantined with all of the students trapped within. What first starts out as youthful freedom from authority soon devolves into a violent new society-it’s Lord of the Flies on a college campus.

 

Well, that about wraps up our heads up for this month.  If one or several of these comics sound like your cup of tea let us know and we would be more than happy to start or add to your pull list.

Last Call! January

January catalog peek! Here we will feature some books that we think you might be interested in. You know, to save you the time of perusing the 700 page catalog. Clicking the links will take you to the previews catalog, if you wish to read more about the stories. As always, if any of these spark your interest, let us know, we will order it for you.

Aftershock Comics

Animosity Volume 1

(TPB) Collects issues 1-4. Rated Mature

The story of a little girl Jessie and her pup Sandor on a cross country adventure from NY to San Francisco to find her brother in hopes he will offer her protection from a world where animals have not only woken up, they have begun talking, and killing humans. Sandor doesn’t see Jessie as a captor, he love s her, and is determined to keep her out of harms way. Animosity Vol. 1

Boom Studios

Grass Kings

Welcome to the sm all village of squatters. Weirdos, misfits, and colorful characters that live off the grid and outside the circles of what society considers “normal”. The makeshift town is looked down upon by its neighbors who consider the village a town of criminals. More details here: Grass Kings

Dark Horse

American Gods

Shadow Moon has just gotten out of prison to learn his wife has passed away. Feeling deflated and lost, he takes a job for a shadowy gentleman who goes by Mr. Wednesday and finds himself thrust into a supernatural world where a war is brewing between the old and new gods. Written by Neil Gaiman and will soon be a show on Starz. American Gods

Dynamite Comics

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys The Big Lie

The Hardy Boys are accused of killing their father. They enlist the help of Nancy Drew who is described as a “fem fetale” to help prove their innocence. Hardy Boys

 

 

Charmed

Was this show your favorite guilty pleasure? Do you miss getting your weekly fix? Charmed is coming back in comic form and now is the chance to start the newest chapter from issue #1. Coincidentally, as I type this I see twitter is aflutter with the rumor a prequel may be in the works. Charmed

Last Call! December

New this month!

The December catalog is chock full of February goodies! Don’t have time to wade through the whole catalog?? Take a look at some of the items we thought might spark your interest.

Boom! Studios


Jim Henson’s Power of the Dark Crystal.

This is a 12 issue series to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the movie (feel old yet?) and this series acts as an official sequel. Jen & Kira have been ruling as King and Queen and Gelflings are coming back to the land. Meet the new race called Firelings that live near the planets core. Will Thurma the young Fireling be able to steal the shard to restore power to her realm? Special variant covers will be available to readers who subscribe to this comic.

Planet of the Apes / Green Lantern

Yes you read that correctly. An Apes Lantern crossover! This 6 issue story line answers the question on everyone’s mind. What if Cornelius found an ancient ring?? Variant covers available.

 

 

 

IDW
Star Wars Volume 1

This 260 page Hardcover is the first of three volumes that allows the reader to feast their eyes upon the Classic Star Wars newspaper strip that ran from 1979 to 1984. No more excuses of “I wasn’t old enough to read” or “But I wasn’t even born yet!!” Now is your chance to read in full color the original B&W stories that ran from March of ’79 to October ’80.

That’s all for now! So be sure to check back regularly, and remember, just because we don’t mention it here doesn’t mean we can’t order it special just for YOU!

Last Call! November

Last Call

For those of you that may be interested in accumulating as much useless information as I am. Make a mental note of the following: New issues must be placed before the end of the month, two months prior to the month they come out.

-Wait….what?

At the end of November we will be placing our order for items to be received in January.

-Why didn’t you just say that?

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I do what I want.

Now that we got the educational part out of the way, lets move on to the fun stuff. With many publishers switching to shorter story sets there is a lot to keep up on.

A lot.

So at the end of November we will be ordering some new story lines to replace those on our shelves that have ended. Since many titles can either be reordered at a later time, or if popularity demands it trade paper backs will be printed.

This post is specifically for new stories coming out so you can start with number one and make all your friends envious.

So in no particular order:

Marvel’s Deadpool Duck

Deadpool DuckThis is a 5 issue mini series that was announced at a con last month. All we can tell you for sure is there will be Deadpool and Howard the Duck. Whether they will be one character or two, we are sad to say, we were not included in any fancy pants details.

But Deadpool so enough said

 

The Unstoppable Wasp

WaspNadia Pym is the Unstoppable Wasp. We don’t know how, or why. We will have to read the story just like everybody else.

 

 

 

Image Comics

God Country

God CountryImagine your pops is a lonely old widower rattled with dementia. He’s a handful for everyone, his family… local authorities. Then one day a tornado destroys his home and most of the town he lives in. However, in the eye of the storm was an enchanted sword. It heals his body and mind and now your pappy sets off an adventure to face the otherworldly creatures also brought down in the storm.

You had me at giant ass sword!

The Few

FewAlso an Image release The Few, in a dystopian future two survivalist brothers stumble across a sleeping woman in the woods, holding nothing but a gun and a baby wearing a gas mask.

As they embark on their journey to help the woman, they face the everyday challenges of their world.

 

DC Comics

KamandiDC is starting The Kamandi Challenge. This is a 12 issue series following the fan favorite Kamandi. Created by Jack Kirby it is the story of a young man who wanders post Apocalyptic Earth in search for an Abercrombie & Fitch to pick up a shirt <—- complete fabrication on my part. We don’t really know what adventures he is in store for, you’ll have to read it and let us know.

Various One Shots

As part of the Rebirth DC is releasing one shots for The Atom, Vixen, The Ray, and Killer Frost!

Atom Vixen Ray Killer Frost

 

 

 

 

Zenescope Comics

grimmGrimm Fairy Tales is being relaunched.  Skye Mathers has taken over her mother’s responsibilities as the Guardian of the Nexus.  Zenescope says the new stories will follow existing cannon and will appeal to either new or existing fans.

 

 

If any of these titles strike your fancy please let us know prior to skipping town for your Holiday travels. If your New Years resolution involves reading more(as it should).  Let us know! And as always, just because we didn’t mention it here doesn’t mean we can’t order it for you.

-Love and Kisses,

Zaphod