Tuesday, September 19, 2017

FLATLINERS PREVIEW SCREENING DOUBLE PASS GIVEAWAY!


In Flatliners, five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side. 

Thanks to those heart stoppers from Sony Pictures and FLATLINERS
In Cinemas September 28, we have 5 double passes to a special preview screening of the film to be held at Hoyts Melbourne Central, Wednesday 27 September at 6.30pm to giveaway.

To go into the draw for your chance to win all you need to do is tell us,
"No need for special experiments here, my heart stops every time _______ walks into the room" filling the blank with the tag of the person who makes you Flatline whenever they are around and you will be entered in the draw.

SPECIAL NOTE: 
As this prize is for a specific time and date, please only enter if you are free that evening.

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 5pm Sunday the 24th of September and winners will be announced Monday the 25th and notified soon after as to how to collect their tickets.

A huge thanks again to Sony Pictures and FLATLINERS In Cinemas September 28


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Monday, September 18, 2017

ALL STAR RECOMMENDS FOR SEPTEMBER 19TH


RIP LEN WEIN

Len Wein co-created many, many characters. Some of them you may of heard of. Mockingbird. Amanda Waller. Lucius Fox. The Human Target. Abby Holland. Madrox The Multiple Man. Colossus. Wolverine. Storm. Swamp Thing. He wrote comics for decades, a feat that is becoming rarer and rarer as time marches on and the industry churns through its workhorse writers (with several exceptions of course). He was, by all accounts, a lovely man. The Kirby 100 instalment of this column had in its video portion a documentary on Jack Kirby that featured Wein, alongside Marv Wolfman, grinning like the little kid he was in tales he recounted of hanging out at Jack's house, eating his food, swimming in his pool, learning at his drawing table. As Kirby was a large block in the road that made up Wein's early life, so Wein was a block in mine. I was a flu-ridden ten year old when my Grandpa brought home a Federal Comics reprint compendium of Wein's Giant Size X-Men #1 and those early first few Chris Claremont-scripted Uncanny X-Men issues that followed and it blew my mind.

These connections to the past, the real foundation of comics as we know it, become hazier and hazier as more and more of these guys pass.

Thanks, Len. Some of my favourite characters are your kids. I dare say anyone reading this will likely say the same.


COMIC OF THE WEEK : LAND OF THE LUSTROUS VOLUME 1
By Haruko Ichikawa
Translated by Alethea Nibley and Athena Nibley
Published By Kodansha

There are times when just the sight of a page or two is argument enough that a particular comic is for me. Haruko Ichikawa's bizarre and utterly beautiful Land of The Lustrous is a perfect example. Here are two particular pages I spotted online a couple of months back:


Set in as future where the primary lifeforms are a kind of humanoid, sentient gem-beings called The Lustrous, Ichikawa's weird post-apocalyptic premise gets weirder with the introduction of her antagonists, The Lunarians, moon-dwellers who come to the planet's surface to hunt The Lustrous in order to make decorations of them. Yep, despite looking like avatars of some long lost ancient peace goddess from Indian mythology, The Lunarians would appear to be rampant consumers, plundering the world of it's most precious and gleaming resource.

The Lustrous are quite capable of fighting back against their jewellery-loving foes, however, and Ichikawa's cast is made up entirely and exclusively of young female (or beings who have taken on a female form, if you prefer) members of The Lustrous, each studying to make their way in the world and to find a singular purpose to their existence. The Lustrous' strength is graded on the density of their crystalline forms - the more brittle a Lustrous may be, the less likely she is to be taught to fight and destroy Lunarians.

Enter: Phospophylite (or Phos for short - let's go with that), who wants nothing more than to earnestly make a difference to her world in some important capacity or other. The problem is that she's the most brittle of her kind, excluding her from fighting, and she's also just not very good at pretty much anything deemed to be practical. Her sensei has a solution, however, and tasks Phos with compiling a natural history of their planet to preserve the present and protect against a future of ever-increasing Lunarian attack. And here is what could be your possible theme: environmental education in the form of The Lustrous vs. environmental destruction in the form of Lunarians.

To protect Phos, our fragile gem is partnered with another misfit of Lustrous society, Bort, a gem who secretes a kind of mercurial oil slick poison she can shoot and shape that's destructive and poisonous to her enemies and the environment both. Bort, condemned to live life after dark, wants nothing more than to be captured and taken away by her foes - perhaps sensing that her pollution has more in common with the Lunarian way of life than with her own kind.

I know, the whole thing is kind of ridiculous. But look at this art!


Haruko Ichikawa produces something visually stunning on almost every page, often combined with the facility and technical prowess to move the action all over her page space in clever and playful ways. From the pages that immediately precede the images I opened with, here's a character named Goshen shattering a hailstorm of deadly Lunarian arrows and leaping stage left up and right off panel to attack:


So often in lesser manga, we can criticise artists for using negative space in really lazy ways, using blank spots in panels or during talking head sequences to chew through a grinding page count/deadline schedule in incredibly uninteresting ways. Ichikawa, however, appears determined to use her page space in clever, artful ways at all times. In fact, some of Land of The Lustrous' best sequences are the quiet moments where the artist's uncommon grace and real gift for inking come to the fore with just lovely results:


Thinking critically here, there are some problems. Land of The Lustrous may be one of the year's most visually gorgeous debuts, but its large cast of young students all dress and look similarly which can cause some confusion as to who is actually who. Different hairstyles and hair colours largely identify characters, as we see from the book covers and the upcoming anime adaptation (see this week's video), but in a black and white comic this poses a bit of a problem. However, a moment or two of character confusion is a small issue when considering just how beautiful this comic is - even pages featuring a giant slug monster about to swallow Phos whole come off as far more lovely then they do grotesque.

 

Additionally, I'll take Ichikawa's remarkable black and white pages over a coloured version of this any day. I'll also forgive several overly expositional sequences for similar reasons; this book's sophistication lies not in its scripting but the visual execution of its off-the-wall concept. For a book about gleaming gem-beings, Ichikawa is unafraid to go dark. Stripped of the shortcuts colour would provide, she embraces the "limitations" of ink and grey tones, giving her Lustrous cast moments to really pop off the blackness and shine as much as they are able.

 

If you really love just tumbling headlong into a page of comics, there's nothing quite like Land of The Lustrous right now, particularly in black and white. Powered by an expansive imagination and some really striking technical artistry, it's one to read and re-read and flip through over and over. My own copy is beginning to show the debilitating effects of re-reading of a much older book in my collection. Running, I believe, only six volumes in total, Land of The Lustrous is also a comparatively bite-sized manga commitment in page count, but not in scope. 
Highly recommended.


WEBCOMIC OF THE WEEK : THIS CRAZY CONCEPT ART IS FOR A FANTASY SAMURAI MOVIE MADE WITH PUPPETS

Okay, so not a webcomic this week but who cares when there's Guy Davis concept art to share?

The Haunted Swordsman is a crowdfunded attempt at bringing the tale of a lone samurai and his severed-head companion to life using 90cm bunraku puppets. The best part of all this could well be Davis' excellent Japanese-inspired beasties all of which would interact with flesh and blood members of the cast. Let's face it, if there's one thing that could make this world a better place it's Guy Davis monster puppets.

The whole thing looks and sounds pretty incredible so pop on over to Gizmodo for a look.



COMICS VIDEO OF THE WEEK : HOSEKI NO KUNI - NEW PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

If you're going to add colour to Land of The Lustrous you might as well go all out. Jettisoning the swaths of both black and white that Haruko Ichikawa employs in her manga is this new anime adaptation set to debut early October.  It's an odd thing to see something simultaneously so recognisable to the source material and yet so foreign. On the plus side, the occasional confusion over which character is which that happens reading the manga appears utterly absent thanks to the gleaming colourful hairstyles of our favourite gem-ladies. The saturated colours also lend Ichikawa's fairly psychedelic concept some extra lysergic pop - this surely has the potential to be a kind of tripper's cult classic in years to come.

The downside is, of course, we lose the grace and poise of Ichikawa's expertly constructed pages and her masterful use of black and white. That, ultimately, is what we have the manga for though, I suppose. Anyway, check this out - it looks like a can't miss.



See you in two weeks. 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, September 17, 2017

New Comics For Wednesday 20th of September


BATMAN DAY. HARLEY QUINN DAY. NEXT WOMEN'S CLUB MEETUP. Yes, this week is pretty awesome event wise and that's before we touch on this fantastic line up of new releases!



Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello's Dark Knight III has finally been collected in a hardcover including all the mini-comics presented at the SAME SIZE as the rest of the story. Pick up BATMAN DARK KNIGHT MASTER RACE HC to find out what happens next for old man Batman.

You crazy folks wanting a art book from some fun animated shows?
ART OF OVER THE GARDEN WALL HC contains a breathtaking behind the scenes look at all the art that went into the making of the delightful Over the Garden Wall, including some commentary by the shows creators Patrick McHale and Nick Cross.

Kamala is in a weird spot right now. Having had a major falling out with her once idol Carol Danvers she is now interning at one of Carol's previous employers-Woman magazine in the next,

Look out! The evil creatures of the dark multiverse are about to enter our world. Better have your torch ready to fight evil Bat-folks in BATMAN THE RED DEATH #1 (METAL).

Amazon vs Barbarian. Warrior worlds are about to collide with Gail Simone at the helm of 

With humanity gone a flying monkey is experiencing what most of us humans once did. She wants to adventure, see the world... but her society is has other plans from her. Written by Eisner nominated Simon Spurrier in Image's ANGELIC #1.

War rages in Mexico and newly weds Alamia and Randy must become the unlikely leaders in a war against the Cartel in another Image issue 1 with GASOLINA #1.

A ruthless biker gang ambushes a royal envoy following their leader... SAMURAI JACK! Find out what's going on in this kooky world in SAMURAI JACK QUANTUM JACK #1 (OF 5) .

It's about time they collected the 90's Jim Balent run of Catwoman into trade for you to enjoy. Watch as she takes on villains like Bane and many a street thug in CATWOMAN BY JIM BALENT TP BOOK 01.

A crossover totally worth reading, DC MEETS HANNA BARBERA TP. Booster gold with The Flintstones, Banana Splits with the Suicide Squad and even Space Ghost teaming up with Green Lantern. Amazing.

Misery is back and badder than ever. It's time for Doctor Strange to find out what that name really means when Misery attacks a close friend. You know what they say? Misery loves company in DOCTOR STRANGE PREM HC VOL 04 MR MISERY.

For the first time ever Kirby's iconic run on Mister Miracle has been collected in bold colour for your reading enjoyment this week. Read as Mr Miracle battles Dr Bedlam, The female furies and more in MISTER MIRACLE BY JACK KIRBY TP.

Are you ready for the secret origin of the man behind the Moon Knight mask? Get ready to delve deeper than ever into Marc Spector's past as his very survival depends on these answers in

Nightwing teams up with his old pal Robin (probably Damian Wayne) to travel the globe to find Shawn Tsang, Nightwing's kidnapped girlfriend. Pick up NIGHTWING TP VOL 03 NIGHTWING MUST DIE (REBIRTH) for this globe hopping villain punching extravaganza.

Talking turtle ninjas get transported to a world of talking bunny samurai. Will they fight each other or team up for the greater good? Find out in TMNT USAGI YOJIMBO HC ED.

Look at this kick ass Wonder Woman statue designed by a comic book old schooler.

WHAT? John Carpenter writing the Big Trouble In Little China comic again? This is the best news ever. Hell is on earth but we have love in our hearts with BOOM's BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA OLD MAN JACK #1.

A 1970's film director is murdered at a film festival, a group of mystery solvers called the Librarians get pulled into the story. As they dive into his history could this crazy directors crazy monster movies be real? In LIBRARIANS #1.

From fan favourite writer Cullen Bunn. A great flood has ruined the earth and as Noah builds an arc to save all the fluffy, adorable creatures an evil guy named Shrae is busy saving all the vampires, dragons and creatures of the deep. Tough work but everyone deserves the chance to be saved, right? DARK ARK #1.

Relive the magic of the Jim Henson classic Dark Crystal with this incredible book. From set photography to concept art and so much more. A must for any Henson fanatic. 

The final year has begun and the nations are at all out war in 

It's time to say goodbye to our little bird friend.

Celebrate 25 magical years of Harley Quinn with the elite of DC Comics chock full of stories with some of her favourite people including Poison Ivy and that flying Bat Man.

The end is near as Mark discovers that Thragg can not be defeated without help. It's a tough position to be in when death seems like the only outcome.

YAY! This collaboration is what dreams are made of. Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini (the team behind Image's LOW) tell us a tale of US Government taking a final stand against crime. 

Master story teller Christophe Chaboute shows us stories of everyday people who pass by a park bench. There is a red balloon on the cover, maybe Pennywise will visit? Probably not but still worth a look. PARK BENCH (G13) GN.

You don't want this SAGA LYING CAT PIN... "LYING!"

Recreate all the madness of Thor Ragnarok in your own backyard with 

Itty bitty champions for huge battles.

And after an instant first day sell out, we finally have stock back in of 

YES! Great comic releases means a great week! Spot anything extra there you need, just let us know before close of business on Tuesday and we'll get it sorted for you!

Until we see you next, have an awesome week.


MARVEL
ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #10
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #11
AMERICA #7
AVENGERS #11 SE
DOCTOR STRANGE #25
GENERATIONS MS MARVEL & MS MARVEL #1
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #11
JEAN GREY #7
JOURNEY SW LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA #2 (OF 4)
LUKE CAGE #5
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #6
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #4
ROYALS #8
SPIDER-MEN II #3 (OF 5)
STAR WARS ANNUAL #3
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #19
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #23
US AVENGERS #10 SE
VENOM #154
VENOMVERSE #3 (OF 5)
X-MEN GOLD #12

DC COMICSAQUAMAN #28
BATMAN #31
BATMAN THE RED DEATH #1 (METAL)
BATWOMAN #7
BUG THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #4 (OF 6)
CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #12
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS #2
GREEN ARROW #31
GREEN LANTERNS #31
HARLEY QUINN #28
INJUSTICE 2 #10
JUSTICE LEAGUE #29
NIGHTWING #29 (METAL)
SUPER SONS #8
SUPERMAN #31
TRINITY #13
WILD STORM #7
WONDER WOMAN CONAN #1 (OF 6)

BOOMADVENTURE TIME REGULAR SHOW #2
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA OLD MAN JACK #1
BILL & TED SAVE THE UNIVERSE #4
GO GO POWER RANGERS #3
MISFIT CITY #5
OVER THE GARDEN WALL 2017 SPECIAL #1
UNSOUND #4 (OF 4)

DARK HORSEBLACK HAMMER #13
DEPT H #18
HALO RISE OF ATRIOX #2

DYNAMITE
GAME OF THRONES CLASH OF KINGS #4
JAMES BOND KILL CHAIN #3 (OF 6)
KILLER INSTINCT #1
LIBRARIANS #1
MAGNUS #4
MIGHTY MOUSE #4
PIERCE BROWN RED RISING #5 (OF 6)
WONDER WOMAN 77 BIONIC WOMAN #6 (OF 6)

IDWHALF PAST DANGER II DEAD TO REICHS #1 (OF 5)
SAMURAI JACK QUANTUM JACK #1 (OF 5)
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #11

IMAGE
ANGELIC #1
BITCH PLANET TRIPLE FEATURE #4
DESCENDER #24
GASOLINA #1
GENERATION GONE #3
GLITTERBOMB FAME GAME #1
GRRL SCOUTS MAGIC SOCKS #5 (OF 6)
HEAD LOPPER #7
HORIZON #14
INVINCIBLE #140
KILL THE MINOTAUR #4
MILLARWORLD ANNUAL 2017
MIRROR #8
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #30
SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #4 (OF 5)
SNOTGIRL #7
THOUGHT BUBBLE ANTHOLOGY 2017 #6
VIOLENT LOVE #8
WAYWARD #23

ONI
INVADER ZIM #23
MADE MEN #1
NIGHTS DOMINION SEASON 2 #2

VALIANT
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1
SECRET WEAPONS #4 (OF 4)

MISC
BLACK EYED KIDS #14
CATALYST PRIME SUPERB #3
CLOUDIA & REX #3 (OF 3)
DARK ARK #1
HERCULES WRATH O/T HEAVENS #2
HOWLING #3
JUGHEAD #16
MIRACULOUS #15
SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #23
UNHOLY GRAIL #3
WARHAMMER 40000 FALLEN #1 (OF 4)
WORLD OF ANIMOSITY #1

TRADESARCHIES AND OTHER STORIES TP
ART OF OVER THE GARDEN WALL HC
BATMAN DARK KNIGHT MASTER RACE HC
BATMAN THE COURT OF OWLS COLORING BOOK TP
BEST OF VAMPIRELLA MASTERS SERIES TP
CATWOMAN BY JIM BALENT TP BOOK 01
COSPLAYERS TP PERFECT COLLECTION
DAREDEVIL EPIC COLLECTION TP HEART OF DARKNESS
DARK CRYSTAL ULT VISUAL HISTORY HC
DC MEETS HANNA BARBERA TP
DOCTOR STRANGE PREM HC VOL 04 MR MISERY
DOCTOR WHO GHOST STORIES TP
EAST OF WEST TP VOL 07
FAUNS AND FAIRIES ADULT COLORING BOOK
GOLDEN KAMUY GN VOL 02
GOODNIGHT PUNPUN GN VOL 07
HARLEY QUINN A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS HC
HEAVENLY NOSTRILS ACTIVITY BOOK RAINY DAY UNICORN
HOWARD THE DUCK TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 04
HUNTING ACCIDENT HC GN
INUYASHIKI GN VOL 08
INVINCIBLE TP VOL 24 END OF ALL THINGS PART 1
JEFF STEINBERG TP
LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME TP
LEGION BY DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING TP VOL 01
LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW GN
LITTLE RED WOLF HC
MASTER KEATON GN VOL 12
MISTER MIRACLE BY JACK KIRBY TP
MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 03 BIRTH AND DEATH
NIGHTWING TP VOL 03 NIGHTWING MUST DIE (REBIRTH)
PAPERBACKS FROM HELL SC
PARK BENCH (G13) GN
PICNOLEPTIC INERTIA GN
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST TP VOL 03 STREET MAGIC
REGGIE AND ME TP
RUST TP VOL 03 (OF 4) DEATH OF ROCKETBOY
SAVAGE TOWN OGN
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE TP VOL 02
SON OF SHAOLIN OGN
SONS OF THE DEVIL TP VOL 03
SUEE AND THE SHADOW SC
TANK TANKURO HC WITH SLIPCASE
THOR THE TRIAL OF THOR TP
THOR WORTHY ORIGINS TP
TMNT USAGI YOJIMBO HC ED
TRITON OF THE SEA GN VOL 01 (OF 2)

MERCH
DC DESIGNER SER WONDER WOMAN BY FRANK CHO STATUE
GREMLINS GIZMO MOGWAI PUPPET
SAGA LYING CAT PIN
THOR LEGENDS 6IN AF ASST
TLS X STREET FIGHTER MINI FIG 16PC BMB

BACK IN STOCK LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 01 TURF WARS PT 1

Sunday, September 10, 2017

New Comics For Wednesday 13th of September


Ok, let's start Spring over again. We've got a couple of upcoming in-stores events to get you out and about. Which events? Glad you asked. This Saturday is the Indie Comic Jam event, where we are host 6 of Melbourne's finest local comic talent, selling and sketching just for you.
Then don't forget the week after is our Batman/Harley Quinn Day event! Plenty happening there too for a fun free comic day out but before then, this week's books!

It's time to turn the speaker up to 11 with DARK NIGHTS METAL #2 (OF 6) as Superman and Wonder Woman hunt for a missing ally.

Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel finds herself face to face with someone she tthought she would never see again, Captain Mar-Vell in GENERATIONS CAPT MARVEL & CAPT MAR-VELL #1. But before she can find out why, they have to deal with a force threatening to destroy the Kree.

Runaways have finally returned to us for a new series. Written by superstar word book author Rainbow Rowell with outstanding art by Kris Anka, RUNAWAYS #1 brings the gang back together from possibly beyond the grave?! GERT?! Woot!!!

The dust is settling in the aftermath of Secret Empire with one question remaining. Can Captain America redeem himself? Pick up SECRET EMPIRE OMEGA #1 SE and find out.

A trip to a remote island might be fun for some but Hellboy is buried deep in government conspiracy and trying to stop a cold war in HELLBOY & BPRD 1955 OCCULT INTELLIGENCE #1.

Set 15 years after creatures of myth started appearing in our world,  civilisation is thrown into chaos. REALM #1 follows a group of warriors embarking on an adventure to save our world from the growing darkness.

Get ready for part one of the reboot of a mini-series that never existed for all new all different, RETCON #1. Meta AND topical.

Frank Miller and Geof Darrow bring you, the new hardcover printing of there breathtaking nod to Blade Runner in HARD BOILED HC 2ND EDITION.

Perfectly timed with Bat/Harley Day, we're getting so much Harley Quinn stuff you might go as mad as she is!
To start things off there's HARLEY QUINN 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1, an extra special special featuring stories written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Dini and Chip Zdarsky.
Wanna catch up on all the Harley Quinn rebirth? HARLEY QUINN REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01 will help you out collecting #1-13.
After that pretty hardcover, keep it going with HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 03 RED MEAT (REBIRTH) containing the main stories of issues #14-21.

If you like well sculpted action figures well you're gonna love DC ICONS NIGHTWING AF.
BFF's Superboy and Robin team up to fight crime in this action figure two pack with
DC ICONS ROBIN & SUPERBOY AF 2 PACK.
And then bring the whole team together with a super rad heat vision laser eyed DC ICONS SUPERGIRL AF.

Mister Miracle is back and off to fight a war against Apokolips in Tom King's harrowing
MISTER MIRACLE #2. And if you missed issue 1 due to it's quick sell out we've also got
#1 (OF 12) 2ND PTG.

From the writer of Assassin's Creed and Limbo comes a brand new tale from the video game classic.
WOLFENSTEIN #1 (OF 2)

Too many Kurt Russells, too little time. Which one is your favourite in this mash up magic?
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA & ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK TP

A modern day re-imaging of a classic Jane Eyre. As a young woman learns that it's hard to keep secrets in New York City in JANE HC.

A charismatic prophet comes to town and charms the Moomin valley residents. An all ages Moomin story by creator Tove Janson exploring the pursuit of happiness with MOOMIN BEGINS A NEW LIFE GN.

Blue is having a rough time. He is in love with his best friend and just can't seem to move on. Something weird is happening in the world of the afterlife and seen as Blue is dead, things are about to get even worse in TAPROOT GN.

Goodness, it's another winner. Spot something you needed added, be sure to let us know before we close on Tuesday and we'll do our very best to get it sorted.
Until we see you next, have an awesome week.


MARVEL
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #24
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #32
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #7
DEADPOOL #36 SE
DEFENDERS #5
DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME #12
GENERATIONS CAPT MARVEL & CAPT MAR-VELL #1
GWENPOOL #20
HULK #10
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #8 SE
MS MARVEL #22
OLD MAN LOGAN #28
ROCKET #5
RUNAWAYS #1
SECRET EMPIRE OMEGA #1 SE
SECRET WARRIORS #6 SE
STAR WARS #36
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #12
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #24
UNCANNY AVENGERS #27
VENOMVERSE #2 (OF 5)
VISION DIRECTORS CUT #4 (OF 6)
WEAPON X #8
X-MEN BLUE #11
ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE 2 #2 (OF 4)

DC COMICS
ACTION COMICS #987 LENTICULAR ED (OZ EFFECT)
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #14
DARK NIGHTS METAL #2 (OF 6)
DETECTIVE COMICS #964
FLASH #30
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #28
HARLEY QUINN 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14
MISTER MIRACLE #2 (OF 12) 
NEW SUPER MAN #15
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #14
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #17
SUICIDE SQUAD #25
SUPERGIRL #13
SUPERWOMAN #14
TEEN TITANS #12 (METAL)
TITANS #15
WONDER WOMAN #30

BOOM
ADVENTURE TIME #68
GRASS KINGS #7
LUMBERJANES #42
MECH CADET YU #2
SLAM NEXT JAM #1
WAR FOR PLANET OF THE APES #3 (OF 4)

DARK HORSE
BRIGGS LAND LONE WOLVES #4 MAIN
DRAGON AGE KNIGHT ERRANT #5
GROO PLAY OF GODS #3
HARROW COUNTY #25
HELLBOY & BPRD 1955 OCCULT INTELLIGENCE #1
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #7
SHADOWS ON THE GRAVE #8 (OF 8)

DYNAMITE
ASH VS AOD #3
JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES DOG MEN #4 (OF 6)
KISS VAMPIRELLA #4 (OF 5)
SHADOW #2
SHEENA #1
SKIN & EARTH #3 (OF 6)
SOVEREIGNS #5 (OF 5)
WILL EISNER SPIRIT CORPSE MAKERS #4 (OF 5)
Z NATION #5

IDW
24 LEGACY RULES OF ENGAGEMENT #5 (OF 5)
CLUE #4
DREAD GODS #2
FIRST STRIKE #3
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #58
REAL SCIENCE ADVENTURES FLYING SHE-DEVILS #6
TMNT AMAZING ADVENTURES ROBOTANIMALS #3 (OF 3)
TMNT UNIVERSE #14
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #9
UNCLE SCROOGE #30
WYNONNA EARP SEASON ZERO #3 (OF 5)

IMAGE
BIRTHRIGHT #26
BLACK SCIENCE #31
CURSE WORDS #8
DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #4
GENIUS CARTEL #2 (OF 5)
GHOST STATION ZERO #2 (OF 4)
KILL OR BE KILLED #12
MAGE HERO DENIED #2 (OF 15)
REALM #1
REDLANDS #2
RETCON #1
ROSE #6
SACRED CREATURES #3
SPY SEAL #2
WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD #4 (OF 4)
YOUNGBLOOD #5

ONI
DAMNED #4
DEAD OF WINTER #2
KAIJUMAX SEASON 3 #3
RICK & MORTY POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT #3 (OF 5)

VALIANT
NINJAK #0

MISC
BABYTEETH #4
BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #256
BLOOD BOWL MORE GUTS MORE GLORY #4 (OF 4)
CATALYST PRIME ACCELL #4
GHOST MONEY #2 (OF 10)
HERCULES WRATH O/T HEAVENS #2
INSEXTS #13
MIRACULOUS #13
MIRACULOUS #14
PESTILENCE #4
RIVERDALE (ONGOING) #6
ROCKY & BULLWINKLE SHOW #1
SINK #1 (OF 5)
STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #5 (OF 8)
VAN HELSING VS THE WEREWOLF #3
WOLFENSTEIN #1 (OF 2)

TRADES
ASSASSINS CREED REFLECTIONS TP VOL 01
ATARI CLASSICS SWORDQUEST TP
BATMAN DARK KNIGHT MASTER RACE COVERS DLX ED HC
BATMAN HIS GREATEST ADVENTURES TP
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA & ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
BLAME GN VOL 05
BRINK TP VOL 01
BRITANNIA TP VOL 02 WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE
BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER OMNIBUS SEASON 8 TP VOL 01
CALAMITY JANE HC
COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS DARTH VADER
DARK HORSE DC COMICS MASK TP
DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 09 DEADPOOL IN SPA
ELEKTRA TP ALWAYS BET ON RED
EMPOWERED DELUXE ED HC VOL 03
FIGMENT TP
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO TP VOL 18
GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 03 POLARITY (REBIRTH)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY NEW GUARD TP VOL 03 CIVIL WAR
HALLOWEEN TALES HC
HARD BOILED HC 2ND EDITION
HARLEY QUINN REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01
HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 03 RED MEAT (REBIRTH)
HELLBLAZER TP VOL 17 OUT OF SEASON
INFINI-T FORCE GN VOL 01
JANE HC
JONESY TP VOL 03
KINGPIN TP BORN AGAINST
LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 04 LA DAMA DE LA MUERTE
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT JIM APARO HC VOL 03
LIFEFORMED TP CLEO MAKES CONTACT
MOOMIN BEGINS A NEW LIFE GN
MORTON CROSS COUNTRY RAIL JOURNEY GN
MOSAIC TP VOL 02 DOWN BELOW
QUAZARZ VS JEALOUS MACHINES SC ILLUS ALBUM
SAUCER COUNTRY TP
SAX ROHMER DOPE HC
SCIENCE COMICS PLAGUES SC GN MICROSCOPIC BATTLEFIELD
SHERLOCK BLIND BANKER TP
SUPERMAN REBORN HC (REBIRTH)
TAPROOT GN
THINK TANK TP VOL 05 ANIMAL
TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 17 DESPERATE MEASURES
TORCHWOOD CLASSICS TP VOL 02
TOTAL TANK GIRL OMNIBUS HC
X-FILES (2016) TP VOL 03 CONTRARIANS

MERCH
DC ICONS NIGHTWING AF
DC ICONS ROBIN & SUPERBOY AF 2 PACK
DC ICONS SUPERGIRL AF

BACK IN STOCK
GENERATIONS WOLVERINE & ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #1 2ND PTG
MISTER MIRACLE #1 (OF 12) 2ND PTG
REDLANDS #1 2ND PTG
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #4 2ND PTG CAMUNCOLI VAR

TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #21 2ND PTG STONEHOUSE VAR

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

ALL STAR RECOMMENDS FOR SEPTEMBER 5TH: THE SUPER-LATE TCAF EDITION #2


As has become annual custom, an August delivery of material released at May's TCAF arrived via my Canadian connections. Amidst some stellar Indie standouts, Quebec-based publisher Editions Trip once again gets both of my thumbs raised well up with two standout releases, Silent Worlds by Carlos Santos and Sequences by personal surrealist fave, Stanley Wany. In addition, Montreal-based illustrator Isabelle Arsenault's debut All-Ages release, Colette's Lost Pet is another in an increasingly crowded sea of must-see kids comics and further proof that the Quebec area has cemented itself as a real comics-making hotspot. Let's take a look.


COMICS OF THE WEEK : COLETTE'S LOST PET
By Isabelle Arsenault
Published By Tundra Books

Newly arrived in Montreal's Mile End, little Colette is bored, friendless and her parents refuse to let her own a pet. Frustrated, Colette begins to wander her neighbourhood and quickly runs into two neighbourhood local kids, Albert and Tom. On the fly, Colette tells the boys that she's lost her pet bird. They buy her fib completely and quickly volunteer to help find it. So begins Colette's first trek around her new home, as the small gang of kids swells in numbers with each subsequent home checked. Swelling also is Isabelle's fib and her "lost pet" soon begins to take on near-mythic status. This new group of fast friends all play along, using their imaginations and Colette's quick wit to keep the hunt for this rarest of birds.


The first, I believe, in Arsenault's Mile End Kids series, Colette's Lost Pet is a beautifully illustrated and lovingly designed little book. Arsenault's characters are cheeky and sweet in all the right ways and the creator easily navigates her cast away from any tricky detours into more saccharine territory. The purpose of the series seems to be not only to champion the kids of urban environments, but also to encourage younger readers to create adventures of their own using their own surroundings as building blocks for the imagination. It's adorable.





SILENT WORLDSBy Carlos Santos
Published By Editions Trip

Unfolding like some ultra-compressed, art comix, alien Koyaanisqatsi, Portugal-born artistCarlos Santos'Silent Worlds (first released in 2013) is page after page of strange, grotesque landscape, the human libido uncorked and environments ranging from the insectoid, to the underwater, to the urban, to even the vaginally cavernous. 


There's a distinct inky moistness to many of Santos' environs and the skull-faced, depressed little urchins that populate many of his pages range in occupation from reaper, to samurai, to office worker as Santos fires off panel after panel of rapid fire images depicting life as these beings know it, reflecting our own in the process. In an excellent, helpful afterword, Eric Bouchard elaborates on Santos' use of "infra-narration": a type of story that contains no plot or even event. Instead, the reader is reduced to observer of images, a Uatu The Watcher of this world, if you will, able to make connections wherever and however they see fit as they join Santos on his explorations of this world. This is not to say that Silent Worlds is a random assemblage. Far from it, as connections can and often will be found more often than not. Civilisations seem to sprout and evolve over a slew of pages and, at a more micro level, the book's clever wit displays itself over a mere tier of panels, such as this one, in which the joys of artful play and the breakthroughs of science are contrasted with the horror and banality of the working week routine, potentiality unlocked versus entrapment:


Connections are found then lost and then reformed elsewhere over the course of the book, randomness and coherence counterpunching endlessly. Bouchard's afterword pulls back the curtain further, revealing that Santos handed in the finished project as "...loose sheets of paper without any explicit order of creation or page numbers..." meaning that the finished product of "book-as-object" I hold in my hands is, ironically, possibly more an editorially-driven product than some of the mainstream comics I constantly refrain from complaining about here. Also, this means that you and I are free to open the book and read whichever sequence of pages we choose as, realistically, this "finished" page order has been forced upon us. I'm curious to re-read as soon as I'm able and wonder what multiplicities of shifting themes, motifs and images I'm likely to find and puzzle over. Plunging even deeper, Bouchard again suggests that the ultimate expression of Silent Worlds would be as a four-dimensional object, a Rubik’s Cube for instance, with images and connections potentially ephemeral and once off as dictated by the turning of the device. 


The mind boggles at the possibilities here, but Silent Worlds feels like an important work to me, at the very least on thecomics construction front, and anyone interested in getting more out of their structure either as reader or creator should hunt down one of the 100-edition print run post-haste as there is literally hours and hours of reading to be found within. Unfortunately, I have missed out on Santos' follow up, debuting at this year's festival, Small Worlds, and I can only wonder how far the artist has managed to develop this fascinating comics experiment.
A must have.



SEQUENCES
By Stanley Wany
Published By Editions Trip

Sequences is the final volume in a loose trilogy of comics, begun with Agalma and followed up by Dream Cave, that artist Stanley Wany created during the long, strange, sleepless nights experienced as an insomniac. Wany's near majestic collages of images, rich in archetype,are once again on display here exploding out of rigidly-controlled sequences of four panels per page, proving that insomnia may not be pleasant, but it can open up heightened creative states. Wany has become my own personal TCAF go-to (he launches a book per year) as there is no other creator working in the medium producing work like this, so dreamily meandering and beautiful, richly mining the stuff of the subconscious. 


Sequences features a character named Jonah who realises he has wasted ten precious years working in a call centre. Catching up with an old friend to drink and vent, Jonah soon finds the world shifting in hallucinatory ways around him. A whale appears, down Jonah tumbles and a biblical parable is rewritten as an existential quest through the inner realms of hidden consciousness, during which Jonah discovers that we are more than what we appear to be, what our circumstances "allow" us to be.


Like Silent Worlds, Sequences is a comic to return to again and again, yet another showcase for an artist whose sleeplessness allows him access to what appears to be a creative process of waking dream, translated beautifully onto the comics page. It is, like all of Wany's work, really worth the time and effort it may take to track down.


See you in a few weeks. 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, September 3, 2017

New Comics For Wednesday 6th of September


Please, take a seat. This week really is something else...

Gearing up for Batman/Harley Quinn Day in a few weeks, get your head stuck into these releases.

Batman is hot on the heels of a blight that is terrorizing the planet all while dealing with some of his past foes in Snyder's ALL STAR BATMAN HC VOL 02 ENDS OF THE EARTH (REBIRTH).
One of the most important Batman comics of all time is being given the deluxe treatment. With Original scripts from Frank Miller and sketch mockups by Mazzuchelli. BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE ED HC
Too many Batman toys with no one to fight? Don't worry we have you covered with a bunch of baddies, a prison and Renee Montoya to lock them away for you.

We're getting barrels of Harley Quinn goodness, almost like it's some sort of anniversary soon or some crazy thing like that.

Terry Dodson and Karl Kesel's iconic original run of Harley Quinn is finally being released in hard cover with a bunch of appearances by Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Two-Face in HARLEY QUINN BY KESEL & DODSON DLX ED HC VOL 01.
After some of her newer comics, check out HARLEY QUINN BY CONNER & PALMIOTTI OMNIBUS HC VOL 01. Collecting part one of the popular Harley Quinn by the delightful Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner.
BACK ISSUE takes a look back at Batman: The Animated Series. Featuring heavily on old HQ and everything you need to help your nostalgia trip in BACK ISSUE #99.
On the merch side of things,
Check out LIVING DEAD DOLLS DC CLASSIC HARLEY QUINN DOLL for an adorably eerie little doll friend.
Maybe you're tired reading and want to stare at a statue.
Check out the beauty that is DC BOMBSHELLS HARLEY QUINN DELUXE STATUE.

Riri Williams is so excited to meet fellow Iron Man, Tony Stark as they take to the skies in  GENERATIONS IRON MAN & IRONHEART #1.

Have you been dying to learn more about Captain Phasma since her all to short appearance in Force Awakens? Well now is your chance to follow the chrome adorned warrior's adventures directly after she was dropped into the garbage compactor with JOURNEY SW LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA #1 (OF 4).

What do get when a new venom virus floats through space, enters a deadly new species and expands across the Marvel universe? Venom suits for EVERYONE in VENOMVERSE #1 (OF 5).
Follow that up with even more Venomverse action with VENOMVERSE WAR STORIES #1 and revel in the glory that is venomized Punisher.

With the movie sequel hitting our screens later this year, it's time to get back into the fancy suit wearing, butt kicking spirit with a new mini series, KINGSMAN RED DIAMOND #1 (OF 6).

A tired and penniless treasure hunter goes in search of the fabled dungeon "The Dragons Maw." Will she find endless wealth or certain doom... or maybe some giant scaled creature in SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #1. Our money is on scaled creature.

The Black Beetle is going incognito to battle Nazi's in the middle East in an all new tale by After life with Archie's, Francesco Francavilla noir hit, BLACK BEETLE KARA BOCEK HC.

In perhaps one of the most popular Hulk stories ever written, Banner is being shot into space. Lucky that there is a huge omnibus coming out including a guidebook so you can find out more in
 HULK PLANET HULK OMNIBUS HC.

You've seen him in Defenders and his own solo series now follow Danny Rand in a comic book adventure as he finds rivals for him to prove his worth against in Ed Brisson's
IRON FIST TP VOL 01 TRIAL OF THE SEVEN MASTERS.

Those of you late to pick up the single issues about one of the Star Wars Universe's darkest lords, the wait is over. Read all about your spiky favourite headed trained killer in the
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL TP.

In the year 1943 Wonder Woman is helping women as their families are forced into infringement camps. Can she fight against those she once worked with? Find out in the new BOMBSHELLS UNITED #1

From wacky mind of Garth Ennis comes an unknown tale of a Hanna Barbera classic. Pilot Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Atcherly and his navigator Captain Dudley "Mutt" Muller are teaming up to stop a radioactive disaster. How does this even work? We are dying to find out in
DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY #1 (OF 6).

School sucks! Even more so when there is a pandemic in your dorm. It's University drama with just a dash of Lord of the Flies in BOOM's, LAZARETTO #1 (OF 5).

Meet Jutte Shelley, a member of the Frankenstein family. But science is not her foray, instead she has a passion for solving crime, until she and fellow officers are gunned down. Time to put her life back together again in ONI's,  MADE MEN #1.

Want to take a holiday but no time/money to do so? Well this week you can head off to Iceland with the autobiographical comic WHAT IS A GLACIER (ONE SHOT).

It's round 2 of the Chunin exam for Boruto and he passes like a champ, you know why? Because he is one number naughty boy and is cheating. See what happens to cheats in the new manga,
 BORUTO GN VOL 02 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS.

If you're feeling like some beautiful hardcovers by the Eisner winning team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips then you're in luck. CRIMINAL DLX ED HC VOL 01 and CRIMINAL DLX ED HC VOL 02 are back is stock with amazing extras.
Looking for something with a little more Super flair? We also got you covered with INCOGNITO CLASSIFIED ED HC, collecting INCOGNITO, it's sequel BAD INFLUENCES and some never before seen extras about a supervillain going straight.

In a gentrified city the homeless population is limited to six squared blocks called THE DREGS. When homeless start disappearing a drug addict who has read a little too much detective fiction decides to investigate. Pick up DREGS TP VOL 01 for the first homeless meta noir ever made.

Daniel Warren Spencer crafts a story combining the beautiful imagination of studio Ghibli with the intensity of Mad Max. EXTREMITY TP VOL 01 ARTIST features a quest across a country full of men, machines and monsters for vengeance. One of Image's best releases this year and a must read!

Lewis and Clarke undertaking the manliest destiny in MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 05 MNEMOPHOBIA & CHRONOPHOBIA. They've settled down for the winter but old enemies are emerging from the fog in this mad world.

Pick up ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 12 to follow good ol' Saitama as he continues to punch all of the things in the hopes of finding someone strong enough to take him on.

Brigitte Findakly shares an intimate chronicle of her relationship with her homeland. POPPIES OF IRAQ HC explores how one can be seperated from ones homeland and still feel intimately connected yet ultimately estranged.

Instead of spinning in circles, spin in here and pick up SPINNING GN. A lovely coming of age tale about a young figure skater, Tillie Walden.

A lovely tale following Jiro Taniguchi on a trip to Venice to uncover a mystery left by his recently deceased mother. VENICE GN is written and illustrated by Jiro Taniguchi and portrays the Venice of today in a deserving light.

Kieron Gillen's lovely little series WICKED & DIVINE is bringing out a brand new beautiful hardcover. WICKED & DIVINE HC VOL 02 collects issues #12-22 with some sneaky little making of material and notes by the creator.

FUNKO STRANGER THINGS SET 1 ACTION FIGURE 3PK and FUNKO STRANGER THINGS SET 2 ACTION FIGURE 3PK collect all the young lovable scamps from Stranger Things along with the Demogorgon who is seems far less threatening in a miniature form.

Swing in early to pick up SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING ADULT FABRIC COWL MASK. This key part of your Halloween costume, or everyday wear costume if your secretly a wall crawler, is inspired by the movie and looks darling.

Ok, now breathe. It was a big one sure but how great is that line up?!
Of course if you've spotted something extra you are after, please just let us know before close of business Tuesday and we'll do our best to get you sorted. This is a week not to miss visiting the store, so until me see you soon have an awesome week!


MARVEL
ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #9
ASTONISHING X-MEN #3
BLACK BOLT #5
CHAMPIONS #12 SE
DAREDEVIL #26
GENERATION X #6
GENERATIONS IRON MAN & IRONHEART #1
HAWKEYE #10
ICEMAN #5
INHUMANS ONCE FUTURE KINGS #2 (OF 5)
IRON FIST #7
JESSICA JONES #12
JOURNEY SW LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA #1 (OF 4)
ROYALS #7
SPIDER-MAN #20
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #21
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #5
STAR WARS ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION #6 (OF 6)
VENOMVERSE #1 (OF 5)
VENOMVERSE WAR STORIES #1
X-MEN GOLD #11

DC COMICS
BANE CONQUEST #5 (OF 12)
BATMAN #30
BOMBSHELLS UNITED #1
CYBORG #16
DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY #1 (OF 6)
DEATHSTROKE #23
DOOM PATROL #8
GREEN ARROW #30
GREEN LANTERNS #30
HARLEY QUINN #27
INJUSTICE 2 #9
JUSTICE LEAGUE #28
NIGHTWING #28
SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL #12
SUPERMAN #30

VERTIGO
ASTRO CITY #47
SAVAGE THINGS #7 (OF 8)

BOOM
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2017 GRAB BAG #1 (OF 1)
AMORY WARS GOOD APOLLO #6 (OF 12)
GIANT DAYS #30
LAZARETTO #1 (OF 5)
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #7
WOODS #35

DARK HORSE
PREDATOR HUNTERS #5
USAGI YOJIMBO #161

DYNAMITE
ANIMAL JAM #3 (OF 3)
FRUIT NINJA #1
GREATEST ADVENTURE #5
GREEN HORNET 66 MEETS SPIRIT #3 (OF 5)
GRUMPY CAT GARFIELD #2 (OF 3)
KEVIN SMITH YOGA HOSERS ONE SHOT
NANCY DREW HARDY BOYS #6 (OF 6)
SWORDQUEST #3

IDW
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS MISFITS INFINITE #2 (OF 3)
JUDGE DREDD BLESSED EARTH #5
KILL SHAKESPEARE PAST IS PROLOGUE JULIET #4 (OF 4)
MY LITTLE PONY LEGENDS OF MAGIC #5
MY LITTLE PONY MOVIE PREQUEL #4

IMAGE
ELSEWHERE #2
KINGSMAN RED DIAMOND #1 (OF 6)
MOTOR CRUSH #6
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #30
POSTAL #22
ROCKET GIRL #9
SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #1
SEVEN TO ETERNITY #9
WALKING DEAD #171
WICKED & DIVINE #31

ONI
MADE MEN #1

VALIANT
HARBINGER RENEGADE #7

MISC
4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK #5
ANIMOSITY THE RISE #3
ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #282
BEAUTIFUL CANVAS #3
CLOUDIA & REX #3 (OF 3)
JAZZ MAYNARD #4
KIM AND KIM LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD #2
LARKS KILLER #2 (OF 7)
MILLENNIUM GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE #1 (OF 2)
PENNY DREADFUL #5
SHERLOCK THE GREAT GAME #2 (OF 6)
SPACE RIDERS GALAXY OF BRUTALITY #3
STAINED #5 (OF 5)
TEKKEN #4 (OF 4)
THERES NOTHING THERE #4
WHAT IS A GLACIER (ONE SHOT)
WORLD READER #6

MAGAZINES
BACK ISSUE #99

TRADES
ALL STAR BATMAN HC VOL 02 ENDS OF THE EARTH
ALL STAR BATMAN TP VOL 01 MY OWN WORST ENEMY
ALLS FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL GN
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN WORLDWIDE HC VOL 02
BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE ED HC
BEIRUT WONT CRY GN
BLACK BEETLE KARA BOCEK HC
BORUTO GN VOL 02 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS
BRANDON SANDERSON WHITE SAND TP VOL 01
BUCKY O HARE GRAPHIC NOVEL COLORING BOOK
CAPTAIN HARLOCK DIMENSIONAL VOYAGE GN VOL 01
CASTLE IN THE STARS SPACE RACE OF 1869 HC GN
CRIMINAL DLX ED HC VOL 01
CRIMINAL DLX ED HC VOL 02
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS POWER PLAY
DOCTOR WHO 12TH HC VOL 07 TERROR BENEATH
DR EIGHTH
DR NINTH
DR SECOND
DR SEVENTH
DREAMS IN THIN AIR GN
DREGS TP VOL 01
DURAN DURAN IMELDA MARCOS AND ME GN
EXTREMITY TP VOL 01 ARTIST
GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM TP VOL 02 DOUBLE TAP
HARLEY QUINN BY CONNER & PALMIOTTI OMNIBUS HC VOL
HARLEY QUINN BY KESEL & DODSON DLX ED HC VOL 01
HULK PLANET HULK OMNIBUS HC
ICELAND GN
INCOGNITO CLASSIFIED ED HC
IRON FIST TP VOL 01 TRIAL OF THE SEVEN MASTERS
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND TP VOL 02
LUCY & ANDY NEANDERTHAL HC GN VOL 02 STONE COLD AG
MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 05 MNEMOPHOBIA & CHRONOPHO
MAN-THING BY R L STINE TP VOL 01
MARVEL HIP HOP COVERS HC VOL 02
MARVEL SPIDER-MAN LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK LIBRARY
MOUSE GUARD ALPHABET BOOK HC
ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 12
PATHFINDER TP VOL 01 DARK WATERS RISING
POPPIES OF IRAQ HC
PUNISHER BACK TO WAR OMNIBUS HC DM VAR ED
PUNISHER BY GARTH ENNIS OMNIBUS HC NEW PTG
RETREAT GN
SIEGFRIED HC VOL 03
SLAYER REPENTLESS HC
SPINNING GN
STAR TREK ORIGINAL SERIES ADULT COLORING BOOK TP
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL TP
STAR WARS DARTH VADER BY GILLEN AND LARROCA OMNIBUS
SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 03 BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
SUPER F*CKERS FOREVER TP
THOR & HULK DIGEST TP
THROWAWAYS TP VOL 02
VENICE GN
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
WICKED & DIVINE HC VOL 02

MERCH
BATMAN ANIMATED GCPD ROGUES GALLERY AF 5 PACK
DC BOMBSHELLS HARLEY QUINN DELUXE STATUE
FUNKO STRANGER THINGS SET 1 ACTION FIGURE 3PK
FUNKO STRANGER THINGS SET 2 ACTION FIGURE 3PK
GWENT HC ART OF WITCHER CARD GAME
LIVING DEAD DOLLS DC CLASSIC HARLEY QUINN DOLL
SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING ADULT FABRIC COWL MASK

BACK IN STOCK
DARK DAYS THE CASTING #1
DARK DAYS THE FORGE #1 2ND PTG

DARK NIGHTS METAL #1 (OF 6) 2ND PTG