New Comics

Now ordering for December

There’s a LOT of new titles starting in February, and even though you can come in anytime to peruse the monthly catalog, we’re going to highlight some titles here, since this is typically a hectic time of year for many.

Image Comics

KICK-ASS

Kick-Ass is back! This months catalog begins a new ongoing story for the Kick-Ass universe. Also if you missed the story the first time around, we can order the trades for those stories for you as well.

 

 

Hit-Girl

HIT-GIRL IS BACK! 
The pint-sized Punisher-meets-Polly-Pocket has left America behind and set off to serve justice around the world. First stop: Colombia. A mother seeking vengeance for the murder of her child enlists Hit-Girl to destroy his killer, but Mindy has bigger plans for Colombia’s most feared hitman. MARK MILLAR and RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ join forces for the first chapter of Hit-Girl’s world tour in this new, ongoing monthly series.

VS

War has become a spectator sport. Privately funded armies of superstar soldiers march into battle for fame, profit, and the glory of their sponsor nations. When a new generation of soldiers arrive, top gladiator Satta Flynn is about to discover how fleeting the limelight can be.

 

The Beef (5 issue mini)

The creator of ELEPHANTMEN and the creator of The A-Men join forces with Tyler Shainline (Liberty Justice) to bring you the story of Meat Men! Cheuck is a mild-mannered meat factory worker who is a little in love with a strawberry picker named Mary Lynn. But everything changes when Mary Lynn falls victim to the Vodino Brothers…..

 

Death of Love (5 issue mini)

Love sucks. Philo Harris is going to do something about it. After gaining the ability to see the Cupidae that make love work – after a particularly bad drunken decision – Philo ends up going to war with love itself….

With a chainsaw.

 

Twisted Romance (4 issue mini)

In New York Cit in 1978, there are thousands of ways for people to get together. There’s only one agency dedicated to tearing them apart: HEARTBREAK INCORPORATED. But who is the handsome seducer who runs the agency, and what is the secret he’s hiding?

All 4 issues will be arriving on February 14th.

 

One shots

Multiple Warheads: Ghost Throne

It’s been a spell, but TA-DA! The final Warheads appears. From comics best self promoting narcissist: Brandon Graham. A wizard heist that our heroes planned in the MULTIPLE WARHEADS chapters appearing in the ISLAND magazine finally comes to fruition.

 

The Wicked + The Divine: 1923

Basically, a bunch of 1920’s gods based on major modernist figures stuck in the middle of an Agatha Christie murder mystery, done in a comics-prose hybrid that’s clearly trying to start a fight with Jonathan Hickman. It’s high art versus lo art, with the most beautiful Aud Koch artwork the world has ever seen. We’re so excited we may have to have a lie down.

W+D Hardcovers may also be ordered this month.

Aftershock Comics

Cold War

Panacea Cryonics offered its customers life after death by keeping their heads frozen until the day technology could rebuild them, free of disease and death. However, as these everyday people for the past are revived, they’re not handed the keys to a new life, but a gun, body armor and an ultimatum. They must fight in a war against unknown opponents for unknown reasons, to secure their place in a brave new world that doesn’t want them around.

 

There are also a lot of trades available for those that missed the following stories in the initial comic run: Alters, American Monster, Animosity, Babyteeth, Black-Eyed Kids, Captain Kid, Dreaming Eagles, Insexts, Pestilence, Replica, Rough Riders, Second Sight, Superzero, World Reader.

Boom Studios

Cyanide & Happiness A Guide to Parenting by Three Guys with No Kids  (Softcover)

Finally, a definitive and reliable manual that demystifies the complicated world of parenting while delivering crucial tips and sage advice – all from three guys who make comics instead of children. This informative guide for breeders tackles all the big parenting issues: Finding messages in your alphabet soup, drawing the perfect hand turkey.

 

Cyanide & Happiness: Punching Zoo

Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, and Dave McElfatrick combine some of their best strips and a host of never-before-seen comics into a new collected book. Includes a foreword by Alexis Ohanian, one of the founders of reddit.

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth

Before Sarah braved the Labyrinth to save her brother, another young woman sought to save a young boy named Jareth from the clutches of the Goblins.

The untold history of the Goblin King.

 

Oni Press

Dead of Winter Good Good Dog. Trade Paperback

In the pantheon of superheroes, none are more lovable and loyal than everyone’s favorite good ol’dog, Sparky. Surviving in the wintry apocalypse of the undead, this former TV show stunt dog turned zombie killing machine just wants to make friends and be a good boy. As his fellow survivors scavenge for supplies in the frigid wasteland, will Sparky be able to protect his companions from the threats both undead and otherwise?

Zenescope Entertainment

Peek-A-Boo (5 issue mini)

A mother seeking solace with her two teenage children after a recent tragedy signs up for a group hiking and camping tour. But navigating the difficult terrain is the least of the hikers worries as the group soon finds they’re being stalked by unseen predators.

 

 

The Musketeers (5 issue mini)

A new team is introduced to the Grimm Universe! A group of super-powered beings calling themselves the Musketeers has emerged in Philadelphia. Using their power to help those in trouble as well as giving themselves a lifestyle befitting champions – the line between hero and villain is easily blurred. While the teams sees their actions as justified, the city’s police force has their own ideas.

Marvel

X-Men Red #1

The first sensational arc of an all new team of X-Men Starts here! Jean Grey is back! Returned to a world she doesn’t recognize, the first lady of the X-Men gathers an unlikely team – Nightcrawler, Namor & Laura Kinney (aka All New Wolverine) – to face an evil that threatens to tear down Xavier’s dream by any means necessary.

 

Doctor Strange Damnation (5 issue mini series)

The city of sin gets its biggest sinner yet. When Doctor Strange raises Las Vegas up from its destruction during Secret Empire he inadvertently opens a big door for the embodiment of evil, MEPHISTO! The devilish villain takes the city for himself and sets his sights on the rest of the world. It’s going to take heroes from all over the Marvel Universe to defeat him, but there’s nothing simple about fighting the Lord of Hell.

Black Panther: The Sound and the Fury

The fantastic technology of Wakanda comes to Dubai! But when the villainous KLAW launches a plot to extort billions from the citizens of the city, T’Challa’s diplomatic mission becomes a search and rescue for the Black Panther!

 

 

Lockjaw (4 issue mini series)

At long last, the dog has his day! Lockjaw spends most of his time defending the Inhuman empire alongside Black Bolt & Medusa. But when he gets a message that his long-lost litter mates are in danger, he’ll spring into action to save them! But wait – Lockjaw has brothers and sisters? Can they teleport? Are they Inhuman? Can they possibly be as gosh-darned cute as their big brother? All the answers are here! Get ready for an adventure worth fetching for!

Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock & Countdown Prime

Adam Warlock is back! Reborn from the realm of the dead, Adam has come seeking the Soul Stone… and the truth about what it did to Him! His guide through this Infinity Quest is non other than…. Kang the Conqueror?!? Be there as Adam begins down the dark trail sure to lead him into the heart of the mystery of the Infinity Stones.

 

DC

Sideways

During the events of Dark Nights: Metal, high school junior Derek James accidentally fell through a rift into the dark matter dimension! Now, as Sideways, he can create rifts in midair to leap through dimensions at will! But with that much power comes great liability – and cracks are starting to form in the fabric of the space-time continuum…..

The Terrifics

Bound together by fate, united by the spirit of exploration and hope for tomorrow, the Terrifics are bound from the Dark Multiverse of Metal! When Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl find themselves literally bound together by a tragic accident, our team of unlikely allies must rely on one another to make their way back home. But a startling revelation on their return trip brings them face to face with a new mystery: Where in the universe is Tom Strong?

MILK WARS! (5 part special)

JLA/ Doom Patrol Special 

“MILK WARS” part one! Welcome to the un-event of the year! Kicking off a line-wide adventure, DC’s Young Animal collides with the DC Universe to bring you a different kind of crossover. The Doom Patrol has discovered that an inter dimensional corporation called RetCo has been stealing stories, re-configuring them and repackaging them for new markets. Our gang of misfit heroes have felt the touch of this nefarious company, and it has already started to change them. Even scarier, though, is how deeply RetCo has embedded itself into current continuity, using the radioactive milk of psychic cows to quell the more dangerous impulses of the Justice League and turn them into heroes safe for the masses. And to kick this off, RetCo has gone all the way to the top. Meet Milkman Man, heretofore unknown final son of Krypton, who was sent to our planet to save him from the destruction of his home world, only to be adopted by an evil dairy farmer and raised to love all things dairy!

Mother Panic / Batman Special

“MILK WARS” part two! Mother Panic has discovered a Gotham City transformed. What happened to her family and friends? And who moved into Gather House, the religious school that scarred Mother Panic as a young girl? It’s Father Bruce, the orphan millionaire who decided to give back to society by filling the deep demand for sidekicks. So many Robins in need of a nest! Plus, part two of the Eternity Girl backup story!

Shade the Changing Girl / Wonder Woman Special

“MILK WARS” part three! Shade has been split into multiple parts, each representing a different mood, all in service to the perfect and beautiful Wonder Wife. But Happy Shade is starting to sense that not all is right in Wonderland, and she finds something strange staring back at her on the other side of the looking glass! Plus, part three of the Eternity Girl backup story!

Cave Carson has a Cybernetic Eye / Swamp Thing Special #1

“MILK WARS” part four! Swamp Thing has detected a disturbance in the Green, and his hunt for it has led him to RetCo headquarters. There he finds Cave Carson and his crew struggling against being assimilated into RetCo’s diabolical narrative. Is it possible for Swampy and Cave to destroy the organization from the inside? Plus, find out how their efforts help Eternity Girl in the final installment of her backup story!

Doom Patrol / JLA Special #1

“MILK WARS” finale! As RetCo’s foundation shatters, the Young Animal teams come together with the Justice League and even more DC Universe heroes to finish the job. The only problem is, Milkman Man and RetCo still stand in their way. To right reality, the heroes of Young Animal and the DC Universe will have to unlock an outrageous power never before seen on any world!
This mind-blowing conclusion will establish new realities for all of the DC’s Young Animal titles.

Batman Sins of the Father (6 issue series)

Based on the acclaimed video game series from Telltale Games, this new digital-first comic tells the story of events between the first and second seasons. Someone is killing people associated with Arkham Asylum during the time Thomas Wayne was forcibly committing people there. Suspicion falls on the families suing Bruce Wayne to pay for the harm caused by his father. Batman has other ideas, but his investigation leads to him becoming the target of a deadly assassin.

The Brave & The Bold: Batman & Wonder Woman (6 issue Mini series)

When a Celtic god’s murder leads to a war between the fairy folk and a possible breach between worlds, Wonder Woman must find the murderer and keep the peace while Batman investigates strange occurrences in Gotham City. As Diana must turn to the World’s Greatest Detective for help, the two heroes quickly learn their cases may be connected.

 

Mera Queen of Atlantis

From the pages of AQUAMAN comes a brand-new adventure starring Mera, in her own title for the first time ever! As the brutal Atlantean Civil War rages, Mera must keep the peace between the surface world and Atlantis as its newly anointed queen in exile. But when Aquaman’s brother Orm, a.k.a. Ocean Master, learns of his homeland’s fate, he’ll stop at nothing to return to Atlantis as its king and savior!

IDW

Goosebumps Download and Die!

All-ages friendly spooks and creeps return in this, our second arc of the best-selling series, originally created by R.L. Stine! When Mitra and her two besties find a phone with the latest and greatest technology and apps, they think they are dreaming. But when push (notifications) come to shove, they might be living a nightmare!

 

Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight (80 page Hardcover)

The kid-friendly horror series that defined a decade returns to comics! Readers beware, you’re in for a scare!

Brave the spine-tingling world of R.L. Stine to uncover the thrills and chills of the first ever Goosebumps comic series to feature original stories! Kicking things off is a new creepy carousel spin on HorrorLand! When Mia and Ginny go to stay at their Grandma’s mothball-filled house for the summer, boredom forces them to venture out into her tiny town. But, soon, what appears to be a dusty used bookstore plunges them into an upside-down world of terror!

The Spider King

When a fleet of spaceships crashes into northern Europe in 956 AD, a group of unlikely Viking heroes are the last line of defense against a brutal intergalactic warlord. Equal parts science fiction and fantasy, The Spider King follows the adventures of Viking warriors as they defend their world against alien invaders armed with futuristic technology and impossible weapons.

 

If any of these titles peeks your interest just let us know by the 27th, the order will be put in the last week of the month.

VIP Club

We are very pleased to announce the launching of our

VIP Club!!

Consider starting a pull list for younger family members who haven’t caught the collecting bug yet.

This program is our gift to our customers who maintain,

or surpass 25 comics or more in their monthly subscription list.

VIP member benefits include:

New releases bagged and boarded at no additional cost

10% off pressing and cleaning services

10% off purchases store wide

(this discount will be in ADDITION to any sales being run)

 

These discounts will apply immediately to our current subscription list customers.

New subscription customers will have their discount applied after 90 days.

Consider starting a pull list for younger family members who haven’t caught the collecting bug yet.

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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……
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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