Sunday, April 11, 2021

New Comics For Week Of Wednesday 14th April


COMICS! 
Hopefully some time this week we'll have new ones, in fact we are almost sure of it!
Have a look over our highlight list, study the full list and let us know which books you can't do without!

If there is something extra you are after make sure to get your requests to us before 5pm Monday to give us the best chance to secure you what you are after as we'll have limited shelf stock available.


Until we next hear from you, stay safe, live life and read comics!

JENNY ZERO #1 (OF 4)

BATMAN & SCOOBY DOO MYSTERIES #1

BATMAN DETECTIVE #1 CVR A KUBERT

CHALLENGE OF SUPER SONS #1 CVR A JIMENEZ

LOCKE & KEY SANDMAN HELL & GONE #1 CVR A RODRIGUEZ (C: 0-1-0

HOME #1 (OF 5) CVR A STERLE

JULES VERNE LIGHTHOUSE #1 (OF 5) CVR A HABERLIN & VAN DYKE (

DARKHAWK HEART OF HAWK #1

SPIDER-MAN SPIDERS SHADOW #1 (OF 4)

IMMORTAL HULK BY ALEX ROSS POSTER BOOK TP

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES TP VOL 02 TRIAL OF THE LEGION

NEW GODS BOOK ONE BLOODLINES TP

NORROWAY TP BOOK 02 QUEEN ON HIGH MOUNTAIN (RES)

WICKED THINGS TP

DOCTOR WHO MISSY #1

FREAKSHOW KNIGHT #1 (OF 5) ONE SHOT

LOCUST #1

MINKY WOODCOCK GIRL ELECTRIFIED TESLA #1

MURDER HOBO CHAOTIC NEUTRAL #1 (MR)

PHANTOM ON SCAN #1

ASK IWATA WORDS WISDOM NINTENDOS LEGENDARY CEO HC

BLOOD ON TRACKS GN VOL 05 (MR)

DEMON SLAYER KIMETSU NO YAIBA GN VOL 21

HEAVEN NO HELL HC (MR)

HOUSE OF M TP NEW PRINT

JOHN ROMITA AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ARTISAN ED

MPLS SOUND TP

RIVERDALE TIES THAT BIND OGN

VISION COMPLETE COLLECTION TP NEW PRINT


BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

ABBOTT 1973 #3 (OF 5)

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MIGHTY MORPHIN #6

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POWER RANGERS UNLTD HEIR TO DARKNESS #1

PROCTOR VALLEY ROAD #2 (OF 5)

 

DARK HORSE COMICS

AVATAR THE NEXT SHADOW #4 (OF 4)

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BLACK HAMMER VISIONS #3 (OF 8)

CRIMSON FLOWER #3 (OF 4)

GRENDEL DEVILS ODYSSEY #5 (OF 8)

JENNY ZERO #1 (OF 4)

RESIDENT ALIEN YOUR RIDES HERE #5 (OF 6)

YOUNG HELLBOY THE HIDDEN LAND #3 (OF 4)

 

DC COMICS

AMERICAN VAMPIRE 1976 #7 (OF 10)

BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #1 (OF 12)

BATMAN THE DETECTIVE #1 (OF 6)

BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #2

CHALLENGE OF THE SUPER SONS #1 (OF 7)

JOKER #2

RORSCHACH #7 (OF 12)

SUPERMAN #30

SWEET TOOTH THE RETURN #6 (OF 6)

WONDER WOMAN #771

 

DYNAMITE

DEJAH THORIS (2019) #11

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DEJAH THORIS (2019) #12

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RED SONJA THE SUPERPOWERS #4

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VAMPIRELLA DARK POWERS #5

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IDW PUBLISHING

CHAINED TO THE GRAVE #2 (OF 5)

GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #279

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LOCKE & KEY SANDMAN HELL & GONE #1

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #96

TMNT JENNIKA II #6 (OF 6)

USAGI YOJIMBO #18

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IMAGE COMICS

BIRTHRIGHT #48

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HOME #1 (OF 5)

HOME SICK PILOTS #5

JULES VERNE LIGHTHOUSE #1 (OF 5)

KARMEN #2 (OF 5)

NOMEN OMEN #13 (OF 15)

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SCUMBAG #7

 

MARVEL COMICS

BLACK CAT #5

CHILDREN OF ATOM #2

DAREDEVIL #29

DARKHAWK HEART OF HAWK #1

FANTASTIC FOUR #30 KIB

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #13

IRON FIST HEART OF DRAGON #4 (OF 6)

IRON MAN #8

KING IN BLACK NAMOR #5 (OF 5)

MAESTRO WAR AND PAX #4 (OF 5)

NON-STOP SPIDER-MAN #2

POWER PACK #5 (OF 5)

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SPIDER-MAN SPIDERS SHADOW #1 (OF 4)

STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #11

TASKMASTER #5 (OF 5)

THOR #14

THOR AND LOKI DOUBLE TROUBLE #2 (OF 4)

WOLVERINE #11

 

MISC

AUTUMNAL #6

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CHARIOT #2

DOCTOR WHO MISSY #1

FREAKSHOW KNIGHT #1 (OF 5) ONE SHOT

HONOR AND CURSE #10

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KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #281

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LOCUST #1

MAN GOAT & BUNNY MAN #1 (OF 3)

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MANIAC OF NEW YORK #3

MARIA LLOVETS EROS PSYCHE #2

MINIONS SPORTS #2

MINKY WOODCOCK GIRL ELECTRIFIED TESLA #1

MURDER HOBO CHAOTIC NEUTRAL #1 (MR)

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NIGHT HUNTERS #3 (OF 4)

PHANTOM ON SCAN #1

PICTURE OF EVERYTHING ELSE #3

REDEMPTION #3 (MR)

SCOUTS HONOR #4

SERIAL #3

SH*TSHOW #3 (MR)

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SPACE BASTARDS #4 (MR)

UNDONE BY BLOOD OTHER SIDE OF EDEN #2

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MAGAZINES

JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #428

 

TRADES

AMAZING WORLD OF SUPERMAN (TABLOID EDITION) HC

ASK IWATA WORDS WISDOM NINTENDOS LEGENDARY CEO HC

ATLANTIS WASN`T BUILT FOR TOURISTS TP

BATMAN A DEATH IN THE FAMILY THE DELUXE EDITION HC

BLOOD ON TRACKS GN VOL 05 (MR)

CALL OF THE NIGHT GN VOL 01

CHAMPIONESS GN

COMP WITCHBLADE TP VOL 02 (MR)

CONAN BARBARIAN EPIC COLL ORIG MARVEL YRS TP HAWKS

DEMON SLAYER KIMETSU NO YAIBA GN VOL 21

DISNEY KINGDOMS GN TP BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROA

GARTH ENNIS TANKIES GN (MR)

GI JOE TP VOL 01 WORLD ON FIRE

GODZILLA DOMINION GN

HARLEY QUINN VOL 5 HOLLYWOOD OR DIE TP

HEAVEN NO HELL HC (MR)

HOUSE OF M TP NEW PRINT

INCREDIBLE HERCULES COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02

JOHN ROMITA AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ARTISAN ED

KINGDOM KONG GN

KOMI CANT COMMUNICATE GN VOL 12

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL 2 TRIAL OF THE LEGION TP

LONELY RECEIVER TP

MARVEL COMICS VARIANT COVERS HC

MPLS SOUND TP

NAMOR SUB-MARINER EPIC COLLECTION TP ENTER SUB-MAR

NEW GODS BOOK ONE BLOODLINES TP

NORROWAY TP BOOK 02 QUEEN ON HIGH MOUNTAIN (RES)

PEANUTS SCOTLAND BOUND CHARLIE BROWN OGN SC

PERSONA 5 GN VOL 06

POKEMON ADV BLACK & WHITE 2 GN VOL 03

POKEMON ADV COLLECTORS ED TP VOL 07

RAINBOW & BLACK GN VOL 02

RIVERDALE TIES THAT BIND OGN

SHADOW LIFE GN

VIGILANT TP

VISION & SCARLET WITCH TP SAGA WANDA & VISION NEW PRINT

VISION COMPLETE COLLECTION TP NEW PRINT

WHOS WHO OMNIBUS VOL 01 HC

WICKED THINGS TP

X-MEN AVENGERS ONSLAUGHT TP VOL 03

 



Monday, April 5, 2021

New Comics For Week Of Wednesday 7th April

Hope the long weekend treated you well and that you ate your fill of sweet treats.
The only thing sweeter really is this week's list of new books!
Plenty to gorge yourself on and probably a whole bunch better for you than chocolate eggs.

If there is something extra you are after make sure to get your requests to us before 5pm Monday to give us the best chance to secure you what you are after as we'll have limited shelf stock available.

Until we next see or hear from you, stay safe, live life and read comics!


(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

MAGIC THE GATHERING (MTG) #1

BEASTS OF BURDEN OCCUPIED TERRITORY #1 (OF 4)

GREEN LANTERN #1

NEXT BATMAN SECOND SON #1

GEIGER #1

SILVER COIN #1 (OF 5)

BATMAN WHO LAUGHS TP

DRACULA VLAD THE IMPALER GN

EVENT LEVIATHAN TP

INKBLOT TP VOL 01

RAT QUEENS TP VOL 08 GOD DILEMMA (MR)

SEVEN SECRETS TP VOL 01

SHADOW OF A MAN GN TP 

USAGI YOJIMBO ORIGINS TP VOL 01

WARHAMMER 40K MARNEUS CALGAR TP

KING IN BLACK #5 (OF 5)

SQUADRON SUPREME MARVEL TALES #1

BLOOM #1 (OF 4) 

CIMMERIAN IRON SHADOWS IN MOON #1 

PROJECT PATRON #1 

THE RISE #1 (OF 6)

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT GN

DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL DELUXE EDITION HC

DEAR DC SUPER-VILLAINS TP

MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 27

SHADOW OF A MAN GN TP

SHADOW SERVICE TP VOL 01

STAR WARS TP VOL 02 OPERATION STARLIGHT

STORM FAIRY SC

WHERE IS ALICE COOPER HC


BOOM 

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #24 

LAST WITCH #4 

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MAGIC THE GATHERING (MTG) #1 

ORIGINS #6 (OF 6) 

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SEVEN SECRETS #7 


DARK HORSE COMICS

BEASTS OF BURDEN OCCUPIED TERRITORY #1 (OF 4) 

DEAD DOGS BITE #2 (OF 4) 

FEAR CASE #3 (OF 4) 

GOD OF WAR FALLEN GOD #2 (OF 4)

 

DC COMICS

BATMAN #107

CRIME SYNDICATE #2

DREAMING WAKING HOURS #9 (MR)

FAR SECTOR #11 (OF 12)

GREEN LANTERN #1

JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #8 (OF 8)

MAN-BAT #3 (OF 5)

NEXT BATMAN SECOND SON #1 (OF 4)

SENSATIONAL WONDER WOMAN #2

SUICIDE SQUAD #2

SWAMP THING #2 (OF 10)

 

DYNAMITE

JAMES BOND AGENT OF SPECTRE #2

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SONJAVERSAL #3 

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IDW PUBLISHING

MARVEL ACTION CAPTAIN MARVEL #2

TMNT BEST OF MICHELANGELO

TRANSFORMERS 84 LEGENDS & RUMORS 100-PAGE GIANT 

TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #3 

 

IMAGE COMICS

BLISS #6 (MR)

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COMMANDERS IN CRISIS #7 (OF 12) 

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DEEP BEYOND #3 (OF 12) 

FIRE POWER BY KIRKMAN & SAMNEE #10

GEIGER #1 

INKBLOT #7

NOCTERRA #2 

SAVAGE DRAGON #258 

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SILVER COIN #1 (OF 5) 

WALKING DEAD DLX #12 

 

MARVEL COMICS

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #63

AMERICA CHAVEZ MADE IN USA #2 (OF 5)

AVENGERS #44

AVENGERS MECH STRIKE #3 (OF 5)

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #20

EXCALIBUR #20

IMMORTAL HULK #45

KING IN BLACK #5 (OF 5)

KING IN BLACK PLANET OF SYMBIOTES #3 (OF 3)

MARAUDERS #19

RUNAWAYS #35

SQUADRON SUPREME MARVEL TALES #1

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC #4

VENOM #34 KIB

 

ONI

AGGRETSUKO MEET HER WORLD #1 

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DRYAD #9

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RICK AND MORTY WORLDS APART #3 

 

MISC

BLADE RUNNER 2029 #4 

BLOOM #1 (OF 4) 

CASUAL FLING #3 (MR)

CHASING THE DRAGON #2 (OF 5) 

CIMMERIAN IRON SHADOWS IN MOON #1 

ENGINEWARD #9 

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HOLLOW HEART #2 

KING TANK GIRL #4 (OF 5) 

MILES TO GO #4

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NOTTINGHAM #2 (OF 5)

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PROJECT PATRON #1 

RESISTANCE UPRISING #1 

SPACE RIDERS VORTEX OF DARKNESS #3

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THE RISE #1 (OF 6)

 

MAGAZINES

FANGORIA VOL 2 #11

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HEAVY METAL #305


TRADES

ADLER TP VOL 01 (MR)

ASTRONAUT ACADEMY GN VOL 01 ZERO GRAVITY

ASTRONAUT ACADEMY GN VOL 02 RE ENTRY

ASTRONAUT ACADEMY GN VOL 03 SPLASHDOWN

BATMAN ADVENTURES RIDDLE ME THIS TP

BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR TP

BATMAN WHO LAUGHS TP

CHAINSAW MAN GN VOL 04

CRASHPAD HC GARY PANTER

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT GN

DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL DELUXE EDITION HC

DEAR DC SUPER-VILLAINS TP

DEFENDERS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01

DIARY OF AN 8-BIT WARRIOR GN VOL 01 OP ALLIANCE

DR STONE GN VOL 16

DRACULA VLAD THE IMPALER GN

EVENT LEVIATHAN TP

FIREFLY UNIFICATION WAR TP VOL 02

GIRL FROM OTHER SIDE SIUIL RUN GN VOL 10

GIRL GENIUS SECOND JOURNEY GN VOL 06 SPARKS AND MO

GUNLAND GN VOL 03 CODA

INKBLOT TP VOL 01

JOURNAL OF MY FATHER HC

JUJUTSU KAISEN GN VOL 09

KITTY SWEET TOOTH HC

LIFE IS STRANGE TP VOL 04 TRACKS (MR)

MARVEL TWO IN ONE EPIC COLLECTION TP CRY MONSTER N

METAL MEN ELEMENTS OF CHANGE TP

MORIARTY THE PATRIOT GN VOL 03

MS KOIZUMI LOVES RAMEN NOODLES TP VOL 03 (RES)

MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 27

ONE PIECE GN VOL 96

PHOEBE & HER UNICORN GN VOL 13 UNICORN FAMOUS

RAT QUEENS TP VOL 08 GOD DILEMMA (MR)

SAVE IT FOR LATER PROMISES PARENTHOOD URGENCY PROT

SEVEN SECRETS TP VOL 01

SHADOW OF A MAN GN TP

SHADOW SERVICE TP VOL 01

SNOOPY COME HOME

SPIDER-GIRL COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 03

STAR WARS TP VOL 02 OPERATION STARLIGHT

STORM FAIRY SC

SUPERMANS GREATEST TEAM-UPS HC

USAGI YOJIMBO ORIGINS TP VOL 01

VLAD DRACUL TP

WARHAMMER 40K MARNEUS CALGAR TP

WE NEVER LEARN GN VOL 15

WHERE IS ALICE COOPER HC

WIKA ILLUSTRATED NOVEL HC


Sunday, March 28, 2021

New Comics For Week Of Wednesday 31st March



Fifth week shipment normally equals a skip week in comics, oh lords not this fifth week...this fifth week shipment is bringing the THUNDER!

Thanks to the incredible artistic skill of Daniel Warren Johnson, our healthy rivalry with Chicago's Challengers Comics + Conservation and the release of BETA RAY BILL #1, we present you ROUND TWO of the International Sales Battle! 

Two stores, one awesome comic, ONE WINNER!

 Buying a copy of Beta Ray Bill #1 will bring us one step closer to defeating the Chicago's so called finest and claiming the title of International Sales CHAMPION!

Beyond that...ummm, I guess it's Easter as well, right? 
Ok...ahhh...something, something, Easter eggs.

KRAK-BOOM!

If there is something extra you are after make sure to get your requests to us before 5pm Monday to give us the best chance to secure you what you are after as we'll have limited shelf stock available.

Until we next see or hear from you, stay safe, live life and read comics!












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BOOM

FIREFLY #27

POWER RANGERS UNLTD HEIR TO DARKNESS #1

 

DARK HORSE COMICS

DRAGON AGE DARK FORTRESS #1 (OF 3)

WITCHER FADING MEMORIES #4 (OF 4)

YOUNG HELLBOY THE HIDDEN LAND #2 (OF 4)

 

DC COMICS

BATMAN CATWOMAN #4 (OF 12)

FLASH #768

FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN VS IMPERIOUS LEX #3 (OF 3)

OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #3 (OF 5)

STRANGE ADVENTURES #9 (OF 12)

 

DYNAMITE

VENGEANCE OF VAMPIRELLA #16

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IDW PUBLISHING

MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN #1

SEA OF SORROWS #4 (OF 5)

TRANSFORMERS #28

USAGI YOJIMBO WANDERERS ROAD #5 (OF 6)

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IMAGE COMICS

CROSSOVER #5

DECORUM #7

DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #7

REDNECK #30 (MR)

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SHADECRAFT #1

SPAWN #316

TWO MOONS #2

 

MARVEL COMICS

AVENGERS CURSE MAN-THING #1

BETA RAY BILL #1 (OF 5) KIB

BLACK CAT #4

CAPTAIN AMERICA #28

DAREDEVIL #28

DEADPOOL NERDY 30 #1

KING IN BLACK GHOST RIDER #1

KING IN BLACK RETURN OF VALKYRIES #4 (OF 4)

SILK #1 (OF 5)

STAR WARS #12

SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN KING IN BLACK #5 (OF 5)

THE UNION #4 (OF 5)

US AGENT #4 (OF 5)

X-MEN #19

X-MEN LEGENDS #2

 

 MISC

BYTE SIZED #4

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CULT OF DRACULA #1 (OF 6)

DEAD END KIDS SUBURBAN JOB #3 (OF 4)

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DESTINY NY #1

EDGAR ALLAN POE`S SNIFTER OF BLOOD #6 (MR)

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FLAMING CEREBUS COMICS ONE SHOT

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GIGA #3

I BREATHED A BODY #3

MANNS WORLD #3 (MR)

MIRKA ANDOLFOS UNSACRED VOL 2 #5

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NORTH STAR ONE SHOT

NUCLEAR FAMILY #2

PANTOMIME #5 (OF 6)

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SHADOW SERVICE #6

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WITCHBLOOD #1

 

MAGAZINES

STAR WARS INSIDER #201 NEWSSTAND ED

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TRADES

A SISTER GN (MR)

ASCENDANCE OF A BOOKWORM GN VOL 04 PT 1

AVENGERS ACADEMY TP VOL 03 COMPLETE COLLECTION

AVENGERS BY HICKMAN COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 04

BATMANS GRAVE THE COMPLETE COLLECTION HC

BL METAMORPHOSIS GN VOL 04

BLADE RUNNER 2049 STORYBOARDS HC

CANT STOP CURSING YOU GN VOL 01

CINEMA PURGATORIO COLLECTION (MR)

DEEP INTO THE AMAZON JUNGLE HC GN

DOG MAN GN VOL 10 MOTHERING HEIGHTS

EAST OF WEST THE APOCALYPSE YEAR ONE HC (NEW PTG)

FANTASTIC FOUR ANTITHESIS TREASURY EDITION TP

FIREFLY BLUE SUN RISING HC VOL 01

GOBLIN SLAYER SIDE STORY II DAI KATANA GN VOL 01

GREEN ARROW 80 YEARS OF THE EMERALD ARCHER THE DELUXE EDITION HC

GRIT TP

GUNNERKRIGG COURT TP VOL 07

JIMBO ADVENTURES IN PARADISE GN

JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER VOL 02 THE BEST VERSION OF YOU TP (MR)

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY VOL 04 LAST STAND TP

KILLADELPHIA TP VOL 02 (MR)

KORGI GN VOL 05 (OF 5) END OF SEASONS

LAUGHING UNDER THE CLOUDS GN VOL 01

MINECRAFT INSPIRED MISADV FRIGIEL & FLUFFY HC VOL

MY LITTLE PONY TRANSFORMERS TP FRIENDSHIP IN DISGU

OZY AND MILLIE YR GN VOL 02 PERFECTLY NORMAL

QUINTESSENTIAL QUINTUPLETS GN VOL 13 (MR)

SAINT YOUNG MEN HC GN VOL 05 (MR)

SECRETS OF CAMP WHATEVER SC

SHADOW LIFE GN

SHANG-CHI BY GENE LUEN YANG TP VOL 01 BROTHERS AND

SHANG-CHI TP EARTHS MIGHTIEST MARTIAL ARTIST

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG TP VOL 08 OUT OF BLUE

TEEN TITANS RAVEN HC

WAHCOMMO HC

WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE HC VOL 05 ISLANDS IN THE

WHEN A MAGICIANS PUPIL SMILES GN

WORLD OF ARCHIE TP VOL 02

 

MERCH

BST AXN BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA LIGHTNING 5IN


Sunday, March 21, 2021

ALL NEW ALL STAR RECOMMENDS #1 MARCH 2021



ALL NEW ALL STAR RECOMMENDS #1

MARCH 2021

Cameron Ashley


Hi There, 

I’m Cam. Been a while, huh? Excuse me as I shake off the column-writing rust right here and I should be back in May, if not before, a little fitter in the writing department.

I’ve changed things up quite a bit around here, hope you like the new format.


FEATURED COMIC:

PSYCHODRAMA ILLUSTRATED #3-#4

Gilbert Hernandez

Fantagraphics

Brothers Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez hold reputations as two of the world’s greatest living cartoonists. Despite ongoing, decades long acclaim for both Los Bros Hernandez, it’s Jaime, with his gorgeous and dare I say it, more commercially appealing linework who remains the higher profile of the two. As evidence, there’s Jaime’s illustration work, the magazine covers, the monographs, the studio editions. Not to mention the fact that we really only see his beautiful sequential work in quarterly instalments of Love & Rockets. The arrival of new Jaime work almost feels like an event.


Gilbert, on the other hand, not only toils away on L&R but has amassed a huge body of comics work outside of that world. He’s prolific, versatile and unafraid to take huge creative risks. He’s also quite possibly taken for granted a bit.


While Jaime’s work has evolved gorgeously over the 35-plus years of Love & Rockets history, Gilbert’s has also, just in much different ways. While Jaime has refined an illustrative lushness, Gilbert has simplified and somewhat abstracted his style. It’s become looser, cartoonier and surely much quicker to produce as his large output might signal. Not only is there so much of Gilbert’s work, the range of it is giant - the incredible drama of Julio’s Day, the  true life-tinged Marble Season, the zombie splatter of Fatima: The Blood Spinners, the absurdity of Blubber and wild sexuality found in Garden of The Flesh or the best porno comic ever, Birdland, for example.

 

A fairly constant presence on comic shop shelves, over the years Gilbert’s created work for not just L&R publisher Fantagraphics, but also Drawn and Quarterly, Dark Horse, Vertigo and he even wrote a brief run of DCs Birds of Prey comics in 2003. He’s been everywhere, making zombie comics, porno comics, surreal Lynchian comics, crime comics, semi-autobiographical comics, coming of age comics, superhero comics, Simpsons comics, underground comics, comics “remaking” his own comics, he’s done it all. He began his career almost touted as comics’ own Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a Literary Magical Realist, but his much of subsequent work over the years could well be read as a rebellion against that as obvious B-Movie influences frequently shoved the more Literary ones aside.

 

Psychodrama Illustrated is Hernandez’s most recent “other” ongoing work aside from Love & Rockets. It “adapts” the films of Rosalba “Fritz” Martinez, half sister of the legendary Luba and one of Gilbert’s most enduring L&R characters, while also expanding upon the family history of Fritz and co. It’s a series that essentially cuts Hernandez loose - under the conceit of creating Fritz’s “fictional” films, he can tell any story he likes, in any genre, in any style. Issue #1 intercut of “real life” with a kind of blu ray commentary track playing over sequences of a film called “Hypnotwist 2.0” (itself a “remake” of Hypnotwist which you can find in hardcover now) starring Fritz’s grandniece, Killer. Issue #2 is the lurid “Mercy and The Devil,” a B-movie in which Fritz and Killer star as “an ex-adult actress and her grifter niece.”  It’s playful, mind-bending stuff from Hernandez, recasting his characters again and again like a grindhouse Tezuka but never losing the threads of their “reality” and their own lives.

 

It’s issues #3-#4, however, that serve as a reminder of just how skilled a creator Gilbert Hernandez is. Spread over two single issues, “Little Ones” sees Fritz forced into the background, under heavy make-up and happily playing a supporting role. It’s a story that can, and should, be read as a complete stand-alone. It also shows Gilbert’s storytelling skills at their absolute peak, the kind of zero-fat comics he excels at where any extraneous, unnecessary story-baggage is shorn off.

 

“Little Ones” is an engine of comics and a masterclass of comics craft and story editing made even more remarkable by just how easy Hernandez appears to make this look. Told without captions, with an average of four very open panels per page, Hernandez spins a complex drama with baffling control, bringing to vivid life a cast of around 20 brand new characters. 

 

Let me attempt to summarise:

Near the Mexican border lies a small town known as Lagrimas. “Lagrimas means tears” we are told throughout “Little Ones,” the perfect summation of Hernandez’s noirish melodrama. Two small, lost, malnourished and possibly orphaned children, one boy and one girl, sneak their way into town. Fearful of being seen, more fearful still of any authority, the children hide out in Lagrimas, eating out of bins and desperately brainstorming ways to survive. Trump’s wall, conceived to divide Mexico from the US, is on its way. Town resident Sal plans to protest the wall, but there is division in town - the wall means labor, labor means money. Why should Lagrimas residents miss out on a pay check, particularly when Mr. Paz works for contractors rumoured for the job? Many townsfolk aren’t concerned at all about the wall, in fact there is a kind of inevitable support for it, as voiced by Alma, who taunts the Mexican-American kids in town with barbs like, “They’re going to kick you and all latinos out of the country any day now, stupid.” 


Against the backdrop of  the combined racial and economic tension the rumoured wall creates, Zak ekes out a living trying to sell drugs to townsfolk who can’t afford them while his wife Grace cleans houses bringing in enough to ensure their young son Rocky is fed. Sal becomes further determined to protest the wall, causing strife with his wife Nina who has taken to secretly feeding the lost boy and girl. Then there is “business owner” Castor who has a family of his own and while he hovers around the periphery, as things darken considerably his role in what unfolds deepens and we learn once and for all that Lagrimas truly does mean tears.

 

Clearly, “Little Ones” has a lot of characters to keep track of (there are more I’ve not even mentioned) and a lot of story to tell. It has a deep, complex conflict surrounding a very real life issue and touches on everything from refugees (or “illegals” in this case, if you will), to racial issues, to the unfortunate economic impoverishment of the working class. It builds all these characters throughout and spirals into a fairly shocking climax.

 

It somehow manages to do all this over a mere 50 pages, many of which are as decompressed and breezy to read as a fight sequence from The Authority. It’s Hernandez’s skill at picking the right moments to depict, dropping us into the exact snippets of ongoing conversations to give us exactly the information readers need that makes this all work but it’s still a pretty astonishing feat.

 

So quickly does the first chapter of “Little Ones” float by that I only truly understood how rich the story was when I first opened issue #4 (I read both issues for the first time back-to-back), found the below recap page and realised just how much the opening chapter had miraculously stuffed between its covers like some sort of magic comics girdle. 


All these characters exist in the here and the now - the is no backstory for anybody, no room for expository flab. Our mystery kids are exactly that - a mystery, just two lost kids in need of immediate and ongoing care. Are they illegal immigrants? Have the escaped something truly sinister? We never truly know.

 

I was taught that the best (literary) short stories exist in a kind of middle place, freed from the almost narrative baggage of past or future, and “Little Ones” exemplifies this perfectly. This is the kind of story that easily could be 100 pages formatted into a deluxe graphic novel, but at half that length divided into two regular comic books, “Little Ones” somehow never feels at all rushed and its quiet moments are as plentiful as its dramatic ones.

 

In terms of the story editing, this is possibly the sharpest Hernandez has been in quite some time and that’s saying something. Let’s compare with another Hernandez classic,  2013’s Julio’s Day, to see how much Hernandez’s work has evolved. Julio’s Day tells the titular character’s century-spanning life, from beginning to end, in exactly that many pages (the narrative opposite of the “middle” of “Little Ones” ). The fact that “Little Ones” is as lean as it is shows just how ruthless the artist has become with his editing over the years. “Little Ones’” pages are far more open and frequently “widescreen” than Julio’s Day. Almost reflecting the leanness of this story (and other more recent works), the fat inky brushstrokes of Julio’s Day have been largely swapped out for comparatively fine, thin lines showing far more of the stark whiteness of the page - cartooning as stripped back as story.

 

Don’t sleep on Psychodrama Illustrated. It may lack the pop culture cachet of having “A Love & Rockets Book” somewhere above the logo, but as “Little Ones” proves, even after thousands of comics pages and hundreds of stories, Gilbert Hernandez maintains his status as a maker of utterly unmissable comics. 


 

WHAT MADNESS IS THIS: STRANGE THINGS FROM THE SHELF

ULYSSES

Jacques Lob & Georges Pichard

Heavy Metal

From writer Jacques Lob and artist Georges Pichard’s mind-bending, marvellously trashy and lurid in all the right ways Ulysses comes this saucy, psychedelic panel. Originally published in the pages of Metal Hurlant in 1974, the 2006 collection from  Heavy Metal is not too hard to source should you need yourself a four colour fix. It’s basically Homer’s classic The Odyssey undergoing a glorious mid-70s drug-chic drenching. Amazing.

 


UPCOMING UNDER THE RADAR

IN PICTOPIA

Don Simpson, Mike Kazalah, Pete Poplaski, Eric Vincent and Alan Moore The Writer

Fantagraphics

Due April

So in 1986, a very popular writer by the name of Alan Moore wrote a little 8 page number called “In Fictopia.” It was published in #2 of a six-issue benefit book Fantagraphics published to help pay some hefty legal bills accrued after writer Harlan Ellison colourfully called writer Michael Fleischer, ahem, “bugfuck” and “derango” in the Comics Journal and Fleischer sued.

 

Prior to publication, artist Don Simpson (along with Kazalah, Poplaski and Vincent) changed the title to “In Pictopia” (which let’s face it, is better) and expanded it out to 13 pages. It’s one of Moore’s oldest rallying cries against the people in charge of the medium, with thinly-veiled analogues of various comic book character tropes populating a city that was once a comic book utopia, now exploited and ghettoised, a place where once thriving boroughs are demolished as they “just don’t fit the continuity no more.”

 

Considered something of a lost classic for decades now, In Pictopia is finally celebrated in a new oversized, remastered 28 page edition arriving end of April. Moore’s involvement with the book has been downplayed - even Fantagraphics’ advertising simply states “written by the era’s most adventurous mainstream writer” - likely because of how heavily Simpson took over the creative. But make no mistake, with Moore’s recent retirement there aren’t too many more works by arguably the best comics writer ever to be unearthed, particularly a work as celebrated and long lost as this.

 

 

See you soon. Read Indie.

 

New Comics For Week Of Wednesday 24th March


In comic stores no one can hear you scream...well that's not really true but we'll be screaming this week and not caring who hears when this week's books rock up with the new Alien series from Marvel!
And that's just the tip of the iceberg of titles worth screaming about on this week's list, just have a look.

If there is something extra you are after make sure to get your requests to us before 5pm Monday to give us the best chance to secure you what you are after as we'll have limited shelf stock available.

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FIREFLY BRAND NEW VERSE #1

LADY BALTIMORE WITCH QUEENS #1 (OF 5) (RES)

HARLEY QUINN #1

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #1

TMNT BEST OF MICHELANGELO

ALIEN #1

CARNAGE BLACK WHITE AND BLOOD #1 (OF 4)

KING IN BLACK SCREAM #1

BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS HC VOL 05 THE JOKER WAR

BIG GIRLS TP VOL 01

DCEASED TP

GETTING IT TOGETHER TP (MR)

NAILBITER TP VOL 08 (MR)

SCUMBAG TP VOL 01 (MR)

UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY TP VOL 02 (MR)

ACTION COMICS #1029

BATMAN SUPERMAN #16

DETECTIVE COMICS #1034

VAMPIRELLA VS PURGATORI #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #62

COLD DEAD WAR #1 (OF 4)

PREVIEWS #391 APRIL 2021

HARLEY QUINN AND THE BIRDS OF PREY THE HUNT FOR HARLEY HC (MR)

HP LOVECRAFT CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD GN

HP LOVECRAFT DREAM QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH GN

HP LOVECRAFT SHADOW OUT OF TIME GN

KING IN YELLOW GN

MARVEL PORTFOLIO HC PEACH MOMOKO

OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI TP VOL 05

RED ROCK BABY CANDY HC

SEEN ORIGINAL GN RACHEL CARSON

SPY ISLAND TP

WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY ARE DEAD TP VOL 01 DIS

X-MEN INFERNO OMNIBUS HC

YOUTH TP

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DUNE HOUSE ATREIDES #5 (OF 12)

FIREFLY BRAND NEW VERSE #1

ONCE & FUTURE #17

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DARK HORSE COMICS

BARBALIEN RED PLANET #5 (OF 5)

CRIMSON FLOWER #3 (OF 4)

LADY BALTIMORE WITCH QUEENS #1 (OF 5)



DC COMICS

ACTION COMICS #1029

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #4 (OF 6)

BATMAN SUPERMAN #16

BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS HARLEY QUINN #6 (OF 6)

DETECTIVE COMICS #1034

HARLEY QUINN #1

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #1



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DEJAH THORIS (2019) #11
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SCUMBAG #6

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ALIEN #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #62

BLACK PANTHER #24

CABLE #9

CARNAGE BLACK WHITE AND BLOOD #1 (OF 4)

EXCALIBUR #19

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #12

KING IN BLACK SCREAM #1

MAESTRO WAR AND PAX #3 (OF 5)

MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #24

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TRADES

AGGRETSUKO HC MEET HER FRIENDS (MR)

ALLERGIC GN

AVENGERS GATHERING OMNIBUS HC DM VAR

BATMAN ARKHAM TALIA AL GHUL TP

BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS VOL 05 THE JOKER WAR HC

BEAUTY AND FEAST GN VOL 01

BEST OF SUGAR JONES TP

BIG GIRLS TP VOL 01

CONAN THE BARBARIAN BY JIM ZUB TP VOL 01 INTO THE

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DELICATES TP

EARTH BOY TP

EAST OF WEST THE APOCALYPSE YEAR THREE HC (NEW PTG

EAST OF WEST THE APOCALYPSE YEAR TWO HC (NEW PTG)

FIREFLY ARTBOOK HC

GETTING IT TOGETHER TP (MR)

GHOSTLY THINGS GN VOL 03

GOBLIN SLAYER LIGHT NOVEL SC VOL 11 (MR)

GUNLAND GN VOL 03 CODA

HARLEY QUINN AND THE BIRDS OF PREY THE HUNT FOR HARLEY HC (MR)

HAZARDS OF LOVE SC (MR)

HELLBLAZER VOL 24 SANCTIONED TP (MR)

HIMOUTO UMARI CHAN GN VOL 13

HOUSE WITHOUT WINDOWS TP

HP LOVECRAFT CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD GN

HP LOVECRAFT DREAM QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH GN

HP LOVECRAFT SHADOW OUT OF TIME GN

KING IN YELLOW GN

MAKER COMICS GN BUILD A ROBOT

MARVEL PORTFOLIO HC PEACH MOMOKO

NAILBITER TP VOL 08 (MR)

OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI TP VOL 05

OLD MAN HAWKEYE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP

ORVILLE SEASON 2.5 TP

PROVENANCE OF MADNESS TP CVR A PAUL JACKSON

RED ROCK BABY CANDY HC

ROSE OF VERSAILLES GN VOL 04

SCUMBAG TP VOL 01 (MR)

SEEN ORIGINAL GN RACHEL CARSON

SHAMAN KING OMNIBUS TP VOL 01

SKYWARD HC

SPY ISLAND TP

SWAMP THING THE NEW 52 OMNIBUS HC

UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY TP VOL 02 (MR)

WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY ARE DEAD TP VOL 01 DIS

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT TP NEW WOLF RISING

X-MEN EPIC COLLECTION SENTINELS LIVE TP NEW PTG

X-MEN INFERNO OMNIBUS HC

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