Monday, July 25, 2016

ALL STAR RECOMMENDS FOR JULY 26TH


Comics! 

Let’s be honest, we probably have too many of them.

If you are anything like me, your shelves are teetering, disorganised things, stocked with a “That’ll do!” attitude that prioritises what fits where over any real organisational effort. Librarians and professional cataloguers would blush at the sight of my shelves, I’m ashamed to say.

It seems I have two options – either get rid of some stuff (not going to happen) or take it all with me back to Japan, where with an aptitude forspace-conservation typical of the national mindset, all manner of practical comics space savers have been created. Here’s but a sample:




All are undoubtedly useful (that cupboard that opens up to reveal shelves galore is kinda genius), but there is a problem, however. I look at these things and go, “Oooh! How clever! And look how many comics they hold!” Mrs. Ashley, however, simply dismisses them outright on the basis that they are terribly, hopelessly ugly pieces of home furniture. It’s a point that’s difficult to argue...

And so, piles of comics continue to wobble and teeter, threatening to fall with the mere blow of a dog toy tossed errantlyin their direction. If you have your collection practically but handsomely displayed or have engineered some sort of Japanese miracle shelf, do get in touch. My comics and I would thank you.

Anyway. Another week, another transgressive and frightening take on the children's picture book, perfect for freaking yourself out on a cold winter's evening. I'll feature something fun next week, I promise, but doing these two books back-to-back was too much to resist.


COMIC OF THE WEEK : WORRY DOLL
By Matt Coyle
Published By Dover

"You're a worrier. Your mother's a worrier, you're a worrier and you'll always be a worrier."

Originally published in 2007, Australian artist Matt Coyle's particularly unsettling Worry Doll has found a new home over at Dover, an outfit that is rather quickly making a case for being one of the most important comics publishers in the world.

Like Brecht Evens' Panther, discussed in this space just last week, Worry Doll is a landscape-formatted, decidedly grown-up take on the picture book. However, where Evens' story focussed primarily on the notion of (possibly) imaginary friends and takes that to its innocence-shattering end, Coyle uses (creepy) children's dolls as his primary characters, digging around in our own feel-good memories of childhood play in an altogether different but even more disturbing manner. Where Evens kept to a kind-of-sort-of traditional comics storytelling mode, with speech balloons and panel flow, Coyle adheres to mimicking the primary format of his chosen medium, with text on the left-facing page, images on the right, and his stunning illustrations are often split into separate "panels" to further disrupt any notion of linear, clear time and narrative and further disorient the reader. Where Evens saturated his pages with lush and vibrant colour, Coyle strips it all back, allowing his almost impossibly detailed black and white pages to both take on an almost-reality and yet also look like vintage crime scene photographs with each increasingly nightmarish moment captured and frozen for readers to pore over. Finally, like Panther, Worry Doll is difficult to discuss without spoiling. Let's see what I can do...

The plot is this: a group of dolls discover their owners horrifically murdered and make a break for it through the still-open front door to their large, sprawling home. Off they go, out into the world, an oddly still realm of run down motels, abandoned playgrounds and leafy bush roads, with Coyle's anxiety-ridden accompanying prose likely to spike similar feelings in sensitive, imaginative readers. This is the real world. This can't be the real world. It's too surreal to be real; it's too realistic to be unreal. "Reality" is fractured and disrupted. Here is the source of reader discomfort. Mine anyway...

I think worrying about things gives you a pretty good memory.

How's that then? he asks.

it's like nothing goes unnoticed.

Indeed, nothing goes unnoticed in Coyle's meticulous, near-obsessively detailed artwork that marries the finest gothic of best of Bernie Wrightson with the intricate photo-realism of Arthur Ranson, yet with a verisimilitude neither has ever matched. Shaun Tan, in a beautifully-written foreword, notes the "clinically precise black marks, hand-rendered...with...common artline pen." Tan also informs us that there is no digital trickery to Coyle's work - not only that, but there is not even a drop of corrective wite-out. It's remarkable work, made even more so considering this.

As Worry Doll's mystery unspools and its images grow ever more terrifying, the refrain of ENJOY IT! ENJOY IT! ENJOY IT! that Coyle peppers through the narrator's recounting of events becomes a kind of anti-mantra. Like Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, I was the Worry Doll by the end of the book. Mrs Ashley, after the briefest of perusals, looked at her husband with same expression she wore after seeing a decapitated mouse during a walk with our dog, and said, "Where did you get this from? Why are you such a creep?" She refuses to look at it again. Such is the immediate and potent disquiet aroused by Coyle's work. If I have any critical quibble at all, it's that landscape books are difficult to read in softcover editions as they flop about so much and a hardcover version would have been appreciated.

I wouldn't blame you at all if this sounds like the last thing you would ever want to read. However, if you are a reader who seeks a disruption of the everyday world and a slap in their face from their art, it seriously might be hard to top Worry Doll. Coyle opens the book with a quote from that modernist doyen of disquiet, Franz Kafka, a writer whose focus on the impossibility of escape from any number of nightmares is a more than fitting inclusion: 

"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us." 

Prepare to have your frozen sea smashed in. ENJOY IT! ENJOY IT! ENJOY IT!


WEBCOMIC OF THE WEEK : LITTLE NEMO ON 23RD STREET
By James Harvey

From the nightmarish to the dreamy this week as we stare into "Little Nemo on 23rd Street," the amazing James Harvey's effort for the award-winning tribute to Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland, Nemo: Dream Another Dream.

Harvey, with uncanny acumen for working the physical limitations of his page space (as McCay had also), creates an immersive, sumptuous, and gorgeous Nemo strip, moving the eyes of his readers all over the page in unorthodox but perfectly clear ways. Best viewed with the entire page visible to fully appreciate the layout, "Little Nemo on 23rd Street" is beautiful stuff and the perfect visual sedative to bring those Worry Doll-fried nerves back from the edge. 







COMICS VIDEO OF THE WEEK : WONDER WOMAN COMIC-CON TRAILER

I'm assuming everyone who cares has caught this by now as although barely three days old by the time you read this that's like six months in Internet time. But just in case you somehow missed it...here's the Wonder Woman trailer shown in San Diego over the weekend. Apart from some fairly cliché use of slow-mo action, I think this looks to be utterly stuffed with promise, a veritable Turducken of a superhero. Well played DC, well played. It feels good to finally say that, I have to admit.



See you next week. Love your comics.


Cameron Ashley spends a lot of time writing comics and other things you'll likely never read. He's the chief editor and co-publisher of Crime Factory (www.thecrimefactory.com). You can reach him @cjamesashley on Twitter.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

New Comics For Wednesday 27th of July


SO MUCH GOING ON! 

Firstly this week there is local author and comic writer, Adam Ford joining us Thursday the 28th from 6:30pm to celebrate the sci-fi grandness of the original ROM The Spaceknight series in the form of poems. Amazing! Next up is the All Star Back Issue and Toy Fair on Saturday the 30th, 11am-5pm. A chance to grab a bargain from us or one of the many comic and toy sellers we'll be hosting upstairs on the day. Then finally, there is a massive list of comics to work through, so lets get to it!



The fall out from the events of issue #3 are still fresh in our minds and it's hard to say for sure where exactly CIVIL WAR II #4 will go next. 

BATGIRL #1, HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1, NIGHTWING #1, TITANS #1 are all on offer as the next wave of #1's for DC, while RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS REBIRTH #1 bridges the gap between the new and previous run. 

PREDATOR VS JUDGE DREDD VS ALIENS #1. It's hard to imagine we live in a world where this story hasn't happened yet but finally Dark Horse are giving the fans what they want with this meeting of sci-fi comic heavyweights. 

Almost as if we timed it, the return of the greatest Spaceknight of them all is happening through IDW with ROM #1.

If you had the chance to turn back the clock to your teenage year AND be a superhero, would you take it? CAPTAIN KID #1 from Mark Waid looks at this question with interesting results. Still on that teenage angst kick, Image reprints the slightly more mature Archie-like series, BLUE MONDAY TP VOL 01 KIDS ARE ALRIGHT. Speaking of Archie, something a little closer in characters but much darker in story is the trade collection, SABRINA CHILLING ADVENTURES TP VOL 01

Still can't let it go? Well the time is now, all that waiting paid off for the release of DISNEY FROZEN #1. First new Bone from Jeff Smith in years, while celebrating the 25 years since release, the BONE CODA 25TH ANNIVERSARY TP will most likely be a must for Bone fans. 

Invasion is imminent in this Wind and the Willows/War of the Worlds mashup from Dan Abnett continues with WILDS END TP VOL 02 ENEMY WITHIN. Legends of Scottish folklore run rampant in Vertigo's, RED THORN TP VOL 01 GLASGOW KISS.

ALL THIS and PREVIEWS for AUGUST 2016 arrives, so look for the next Previews Album coming too.

Any number of things to get excited about this week. If you need any help adding anything to your list this week, just let us know before Wednesday morning!


MARVEL
ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #12
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.6
BLACK PANTHER #4
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #3
CAPTAIN MARVEL #7 CW2
CARNAGE #10
CIVIL WAR II #4 (OF 7)
CIVIL WAR II CHOOSING SIDES #3 (OF 6)
DRAX #9
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #12 AW
GUIDEBOOK MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE MARVELS GOTG #1
HAUNTED MANSION #5 (OF 5)
HOWARD THE DUCK #9
HYPERION #5
INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #5
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN VS SINISTER SIX #1
MIGHTY THOR #9
MOCKINGBIRD #5
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #9
MS MARVEL #9 CW2
NEW AVENGERS #14 CW2
OLD MAN LOGAN #9
SPIDER-GWEN #10
STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #2 (OF 6)
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #9 CW2
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #10
UNCANNY AVENGERS #11
VENOM SPACE KNIGHT #10
WEB WARRIORS #9
X-MEN 92 #5

DC COMICS
ACTION COMICS #960 VAR ED
BATGIRL #1 VAR ED
DEATHSTROKE #20
DETECTIVE COMICS #937 VAR ED
DOCTOR FATE #14
FLASH #3 VAR ED
FUTURE QUEST #3 VAR ED
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 VAR ED
HARLEY QUINN #30
NIGHTWING #1 VAR ED
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS REBIRTH #1 VAR ED
TEEN TITANS #22
TITANS #1 VAR ED
WONDER WOMAN #3 VAR ED

VERTIGO
RED THORN #9
SUICIDERS KINGS OF HELLA #5 (OF 6)

BOOM
MUNCHKIN #19
POWER RANGERS PINK #2
WEAVERS #3

DARK HORSE
CRYPTOCRACY #2
ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #15
LOBSTER JOHNSON METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #3 (OF 3)
MAE #3
PREDATOR VS JUDGE DREDD VS ALIENS #1
TOMB RAIDER 2016 #6

DYNAMITE
GRUMPY CAT & POKEY #6 (OF 6)
TRAIN CALLED LOVE #10 (OF 10)

IDW
ACTION MAN #2
FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS #3
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #17
JUDGE DREDD (ONGOING) #8
MICRONAUTS #4
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #44
OCTOBER FACTION #18
ROM #1
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #4
TMNT ONGOING #60
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #55
TRANSFORMERS TITANS RETURN (ONE SHOT)
X-FILES ANNUAL 2016 #1

IMAGE
ALOHA HAWAIIAN DICK #4 (OF 5)
AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #12
BEAUTY #9
DRIFTER #13
EAST OF WEST #28
EMPTY ZONE #10
JUPITERS LEGACY VOL 2 #2 (OF 5)
MECHANISM #1
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #19
POSTAL #13
SONS OF THE DEVIL #9
THIEF OF THIEVES #33

VALIANT
4001 AD #3 (OF 4)
DIVINITY II #4 (OF 4)
X-O MANOWAR #48

MISC
AMERICAN MONSTER #4
ARCHIE #10
B & V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #250
BLACK EYED KIDS #4
CAPTAIN KID #1
DARK SOULS #3
DISNEY FROZEN #1
DOCTOR WHO 11TH YEAR TWO #11
SECOND SIGHT #6
STRAYER #5
SWEETNESS #2

MAGAZINES
IMAGE PLUS #4 (WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN PT 4)
MARVEL PREVIEWS #13 AUGUST 2016
PREVIEWS #335 AUGUST 2016

TRADES
BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS HC VOL 08 BLOOD OF HEROES
BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 07 ANARKY
BLUE MONDAY TP VOL 01 KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
BONE CODA 25TH ANNIVERSARY TP
BOYS OF SHERIFF STREET GN
DEJAH OF MARS TP
DEMON TP VOL 02 THE LONGEST DAY
DMZ TP BOOK 02
DONALD DUCK VICIOUS CYCLES TP
DRAGON AGE MAGEKILLER TP
DREAM GANG TP
FANTASY SPORTS HC VOL 02
GEIS MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH HC
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY CLASSIC TP VOL 01 IN YEAR 3000
IMPERIUM TP VOL 04 STORMBREAK
KING CONAN WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER TP
LAST MAN GN VOL 05 THE ORDER
LITTLE GRUMPY CAT THAT WOULDNT LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK
MACHINE MAN BY KIRBY AND DITKO COMPLETE COLLECTION TP
MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR TP VOL 01
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 03 FREEDOM
NEW TEEN TITANS TP VOL 05
PAST AWAYS FACEDOWN IN THE TIMESTREAM TP
PRISON SCHOOL GN VOL 04
QUEEN EMERALDAS HC GN VOL 01 (OF 2)
RED THORN TP VOL 01 GLASGOW KISS
SABRINA CHILLING ADVENTURES TP VOL 01
SPIDER-MAN 2099 TP VOL 04 GODS AND WOMEN
SUICIDE SQUAD THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS HC
UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 06 STORYVILLE
VICTORIE CITY TP
WEIRDWORLD TP VOL 01 WHERE LOST THINGS GO
WHAT IS IT HC
WILDS END TP VOL 02 ENEMY WITHIN
X-23 COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01

MERCH
NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES BAD GIRLS SET (C: 1-1-1)
NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES MASKED HEROES SET (C: 1-1-1)

WONDER WOMAN ART OF WAR STATUE BY BRUCE TIMM

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ALL STAR RECOMMENDS FOR JULY 19TH



Monsters! Monsters everywhere!

If you’ve noticed a darker shade of grey under the eyes of your favourite comic book store clerk, you can blame the latest global eruption of Pokémon, claiming the time, the sleep and the attention span of monster collectors everywhere. I jokingly pointed out to Jimmy, the clear ringleader of the All Star Pokémonposse, that Reuters had an article discussing the workplace hazards of Pokémon Go, but as Jimmy does not drive a forklift (yet – given the increasing shipment size to our fave store this particular skill may yet be needed) he seemed justifiably nonplussed. Jen admitted to me that her excitement over catching a monster nearly led to her poor husband having a heart attack and/or car crash whilst driving, and Cazz...well let’s just say I don’t think she will ever be quite the same again, even though this former vet nurse should really be firmly against the capture, confinement, and inter-species fighting of wild creatures, don’t you think? On and on it spreads until it inevitably leaves Mitch, poor, stoic Mitch, to fend off the invasion of these beasties from the doors of the shop and the brains of his co-workers.

It’s an odd thing, the mass return of Pokémon, coming back into the zeitgeist in a truly mammoth way. It never truly disappeared, I guess. In fact, my two nephews were obsessed with the franchise for well over a decade and could catalogue pocket monsters at will in a scattergun frenzy of strange names that sounded occultish and vaguely sorcerous to my puritan ears, like Helen Mirren using the Charm of Making in Excalibur. But the fact that Pokémon Go has caught on globally faster than a deadly pandemic surely must have caught more than just your humble columnist by surprise. It does, however, make Kieron Gillen’s Modded, currently running in the Cinema Purgatorio anthology, seem even more brilliant.

And in a weird coincidence, this week’s featured comic features childhood monsters of an entirely different and far more sinister sort, in a book where the established roles of captive and captor threaten to flip...


COMIC OF THE WEEK : PANTHER
By Brecht Evens
Published By Drawn & Quarterly

Disguised as a children's picture book, Belgian artist Brecht Evens' Panther is anything but innocent. Loaded with as much unease and discomfort as anything you'll likely encounter this year, the book's gorgeous art, bright colours and landscape-formatted pages lure the reader in with both visual and tactile reminders of childhood reading and then shreds it all, cleverly subverting the joy of the children's picture book, and with it the joy of childhood itself, through high tension, genuine cerebral horror and moments of creeping perversity.

Little Christine's beloved cat has died and her father is unable to comfort her. Retreating to her room, Christine is suddenly visited by a massive, anthropomorphic "big cat" that emerges from her dresser drawer. The cat calls himself Panther and proclaims himself to be the king of Pantherland, a magical realm populated with all manner of fantastic creatures. Consoling Christine over her loss, Panther begins to tell her stories of his homeland, but something's off almost immediately as inconsistencies and horrors are hastily retold and eliminated based on Christine's reaction to the tales. It's clear that Panther is contriving these stories on the spot. Panther, chameleon-like, shifts form constantly during his storytelling - he can appear sphinx-like, cartoonishly adorable, austere and noble, fierce and deadly, and Evans shifts his vibrant painted colours to match. Panther soon becomes Christine’s best friend and she begins to retreat into her room more and more frequently, ever closer to the Pantherland awaiting her on the other side of her dresser drawers. Christine’s father, unaware of this new visitor, leaves his daughter to her grief, giving her the space she needs to heal. Christine's interactions with her single dad add real warmth to the book and further heighten the ever-increasing inappropriateness of Panther's secret friendship with this charming, imaginative little girl. It does, however, raise some questions -- if, IF, Panther is an imaginary "friend," Christine has been through some trauma...

The book grows ever darker as the pages turn and I refuse to reveal any more plot as so much of the story is carried by the interactions of the two main characters. Suffice it to say that as the increasingly nightmarish intensity is built up to near nail-biting levels you will genuinely worry for Christine - her state of mind and her physical safety both -- and it's a testament to Even's storytelling skills that he's able to create so much dread and unease on the page with such subtlety. The lack of true resolution and explanation may frustrate some readers but to others (like me), who feel the impact of the book on them once the covers are finally closed and dig through Panther's symbolic and narrative possibilities, will find will have plenty to ponder.

Fully painted, Panther is a visual knockout. From the near Escher-like qualities of the interior of Christine's house, to the shape-shifting Trickster that is Panther himself, to full double splashes of Christine's bedroom when the lights go out and the space is filled with all manner of otherworldly creatures, Evens is somehow is able to lace his dreamy, pretty art with absolute menace - a rare gift. Gridless pages are filled with both lush colour and masterful use of negative space - the crisp white of the paper making Evens' subsequent colour-bomb splashes all the more potent to your eyeballs:


Panther is thus far the year's most singular new work, a strange storybook horrorshow packed with a truly surprising amount of suspense. While I personally do not want to go where these particular wild things are there's no doubt in my mind that Brecht Evans' Panther is the year's most affecting and unlikely slice of mind-bending comics psycho-horror. An absolutely flawless piece of comics and a simply beautiful and stylish book from content to format to design, the fact I have to stop myself from continuing here should speak volumes about the height of its quality. Panther is an absolute triumph of the art form.


WEBCOMIC OF THE WEEK : THE MONSTER JAR
By Bernie Wrightson

Cyrus Fenby needs no stinkin' smart phone app to collect monsters - he's got the real thing pickling in a jar and selling in his curio shop. If you take him at his word that is. Two curious and intrepid kids believe Cyrus, purchase the jar at a steal and begin following the instructions to make their new pet monster grow. Meanwhile another customer comes to Fenby looking for the jar, offering top dollar, and Fenby decides to retrieve it from the kids and make a serious profit. However, as things so frequently do in short horror comics, things go more than just a little awry.

The Monster Jar (1970) comes to us via The Bristol Board, an amazing Tumblr site I regularly raid for content here, and is notable for not just being a Bernie Wrightson-illustrated story, but an unpublished one at that. It's typical Wrightson, that titan of horror comics - moody and dark, his slightly stretched-out, angular figures adding extra unease to proceedings, his setting suitably shadowy and gothic. Have a look and remember: never buy grotesque trinkets from strange men with moustaches.



COMICS VIDEO OF THE WEEK : WEREWOLF BY NIGHT PART ONE

And where would any good week of monsters be without an old-fashioned man-monster?

One of my personal favourite publishing highlights of this year was the arrival of the Werewolf By Night omnibus, collecting in entirety the classic '70s Marvel comic. Here, set to some slightly incongruous classical music, is the first appearance of Jack Russell (no kidding), Marvel's resident werewolf-hero. Classic Marvel horror of the '70s is always a good time - from the Gene Colon drawn Tomb of Dracula, to Mike Ploog's excellent lycanthrope, viewable here with but a click of a link, and if you've always been curious about this little pocket of Marvel history, this video is not a bad place to start.



See you next week. Love your comics.


Cameron Ashley spends a lot of time writing comics and other things you'll likely never read. He's the chief editor and co-publisher of Crime Factory (www.thecrimefactory.com). You can reach him @cjamesashley on Twitter.

Monday, July 18, 2016

BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE DOUBLE PASS GIVEAWAY!


What does it take for a person to snap? How much despair for a mind to fracture? These are the twisted questions that The Joker has set out to answer, to show Gotham that even an ordinary man like Commissioner Gordon is only one bad day away from sheer insanity. 

Based on the acclaimed DC Comics graphic novel, witness a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime. Follow his humble beginnings as a struggling comic to his fateful encounter with the Dark Knight that changed everything.

Thanks to Roadshow Films and the one day cinematic release of BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE
in select cinemas JULY 24TH, we are giving you the chance to win one of five double passes to see the film!

To go into the draw for your chance to win all you need to do is tell us, "What's your best killer joke?" Of course make your entry PG to be included in the draw.

SPECIAL NOTE:
-As this prize is for a certain date and only playing at select cinemas, please only enter if you are sure you can make a screening. To check screening times and places please look check here: https://village.roadshow.com.au/cinemas-AU

Terms and Conditions:

-Only entries made via the comments on the Facebook post will be included in the draw.
-All entries will go into the All Star Barrel and winners will be drawn at random.
-Entries close 7pm Thursday the 21st of July and winners will be announced Friday the 22nd.
-Tickets will only be available to pick up from the store and winners must produce photo ID upon pick up.
-Tickets MUST be picked up in a timely fashion. Any remaining tickets left the morning of the 24th of July will be given away at our discretion to make sure they don't go to waste.
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Thanks again to Roadshow Films and the one day cinematic release of BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE, playing select cinemas JULY 24TH

Sunday, July 17, 2016

New Comics For Wednesday 20th of July



Soooo...running a little behind we don't have our regular write up of the this week's releases. Still we know why you are really here...another great week of books perhaps? Yep and you'll find that list below. 

MARVEL
A-FORCE #7
ALL NEW INHUMANS #9
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #10 CW2
ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #10
BLACK WIDOW #5
CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #10
DARTH VADER #23
DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY #1
GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #8
NIGHTHAWK #3
NOVA #9 CW2
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #8 CW2
SPIDER-MAN #6 CW2
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #7
SQUADRON SUPREME #9 CW2
STAR WARS #21
THUNDERBOLTS #3
ULTIMATES #9 CW2
UNCANNY X-MEN #10 AW

DC COMICS
ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #6
AQUAMAN #3 VAR ED
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY REBIRTH #1 VAR ED
BATMAN #3 VAR ED
GREEN ARROW #3 VAR ED
GREEN LANTERNS #3 VAR ED
HELLBLAZER REBIRTH #1 VAR ED
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #14
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 VAR ED
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #5
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #22
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #3 VAR ED
SUPERMAN #3 VAR ED

VERTIGO
ASTRO CITY #37
CLEAN ROOM #10
LUCIFER #8

BOOM
ADVENTURE TIME #54
CLARENCE QUEST #1
JOYNERS #2
JOYRIDE #4 (OF 4)
LUCAS STAND #2
LUMBERJANES #28
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #5
SOMBRA #1 (OF 4)

DARK HORSE
BLACK HAMMER #1
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #143
BTVS SEASON 10 #29
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #24
DEPT H #4
GROO FRAY OF THE GODS #1
USAGI YOJIMBO #156
WEIRD DETECTIVE #2 (OF 5)

DYNAMITE
BRICKLEBERRY #1 (OF 4)
GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM DOUBLE TAP #1 (OF 9)
XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS #4

IDW
BACK TO THE FUTURE CITIZEN BROWN #3 (OF 5)
MICKEY MOUSE SHORTS SEASON 1 #1
POWERPUFF GIRLS (2016) #1
OCTOBER FACTION #18
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE #2

IMAGE
BLACK ROAD #4
CASANOVA ACEDIA #6
CHEW #56
HUNT #1
I HATE FAIRYLAND #7
ISLAND #9
LAZARUS #23
MANIFEST DESTINY #21
PROPHET EARTH WAR #5 (OF 6)
RUMBLE #12
SHE WOLF #2
SNOTGIRL #1
THINK TANK CREATIVE DESTRUCTION #4
VELVET #15
WOLF #9

ONI
EXODUS LIFE AFTER #6
HEARTTHROB #4
INVADER ZIM #11
LETTER 44 #26
MERRY MEN #2 (OF 5)
RICK & MORTY LIL POOPY SUPERSTAR #1 (OF 5)

VALIANT
A&A #5
FAITH (ONGOING) #1
RAI #15  (4001 AD)

MISC
BETTY & VERONICA #1
BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #245
GRANT MORRISONS AVATAREX #1
MIRACULOUS #3
OBLIVION #1 CVR A MORANELLI
ONCE OUR LAND #1 (OF 2)
SIMPSONS COMICS #231
STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS CAMMY #1 (OF 4)
STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED #8 CVR B CRUZ ULTRA JAM

TRADES
A-FORCE PRESENTS TP VOL 05
ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 09
AGENTS OF SHIELD TP VOL 01 COULSON PROTOCOLS
AMERICAN VAMPIRE TP VOL 08
BATGIRL TP VOL 02 TO THE DEATH
CAPTAIN VICTORY & GALACTIC RANGERS TP
CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01 RISE OF ALPHA FLIGHT
CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 32 SECOND COMING SHUMA GORATH
CLOUD ORIGINAL GN HC
DOOM PATROL TP BOOK 02
EXPERTS GN
FOUR EYES TP VOL 02 HEARTS OF FIRE
GREEN ARROW BY KEVIN SMITH TP
HIP HOP FAMILY TREE GN VOL 04 1984-1985
HOWARD THE DUCK TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 03
HUCK TP
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR TP VOL 01
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE HC VOL 01 RAT CATCHER & SUNKEN DE
LANTERN CITY HC VOL 02
LIFE AFTER TP VOL 03 EXODUS
LUKE CAGE AVENGER TP
MAN PLUS TP
MONSTER TP VOL 09 PERFECT ED
ONE PIECE 3IN1 TP VOL 16
OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 46 HARLEY QUINN
PANTHER HC
PLUTONA HC
PLUTONA TP
REPLICA TP VOL 01
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UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL AND GREAT LAKES AVENGERS TP
UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC TP VOL 01 TRUTH
WORRY DOLL GN
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X-MEN TRIAL OF GAMBIT TP

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