Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ATOMIC BLONDE DOUBLE PASS GIVEAWAY


The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. 

A blistering blend of sleek action, gritty sexuality and dazzling style, Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, upcoming Deadpool 2). Also starring John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones, the film is based on the Oni Press graphic novel “The Coldest City,” by Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam Hart. Kurt Johnstad (300) wrote the screenplay.


Thanks to those mysteriously sly folks from Universal Pictures and ATOMIC BLONDE IN CINEMAS AUGUST 3RD, we are giving you the chance to win 1 of 5 Double In-Season Passes to see the film!

To go into the draw for your chance to win all you need to do is tell us,
"In a world of spies and espionage, I still trust _______ with my life...or at least enough to see ATOMIC BLONDE with" filling the blank with the tag of the person you feel fits the bill and you will be entered in the draw.

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 6pm Monday the 31st of July and winners will be announced Tuesday the 1st and notified soon after as to how to collect their tickets.

A huge thanks again to Universal Pictures and ATOMIC BLONDE IN CINEMAS AUGUST 3RD

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Monday, July 24, 2017

ALL STAR RECOMMENDS FOR JULY 25TH


Ahoy Matey!

Reading this week's feature comic, Christophe Chabouté's Moby Dick made me want to dig out Chris Wright's 2012 debut, Blacklung as the two books feel so thematically simpatico. Beautifully written, Wright's comic charts the journey of an unfortunate scholar, kidnapped, placed aboard a pirate ship and forced to transcribe the rantings of its blasphemous Captain, a man attempting to commit as much violence as possible to ensure he meets his beloved in hell.

Yeah. Top that for a premise.

Like Moby Dick, Blacklung features a disturbed but charismatic ship's Captain hell-bent on achieving his mad goal. Many of the crew are as equally crazed as their leader, but from syphilis rather than obsessive quest, and again like Chabouté's interpretation of Moby Dick Wright's comic contains moments of absolute unrest.


Wright's blobby monster-men figures and intricate but messy cross-hatching go along way to building reader discomfort. There's really something not quite right about these leering, roughly drawn cartoon pirates and their mammoth, three-fingered fists. Anyway, Blacklung is as good as I remember it to be. Really worth your time if grim, existential, but brilliantly poetic pirate-horror sounds like something you need in your life. And honestly why wouldn't you? It's out of print I believe, but make Blacklung your own personal white whale to hunt, no matter how long it takes...




COMIC OF THE WEEK : MOBY DICK

By Christophe Chabouté
Published By Dark Horse


Herman Melville's enduring classic of American Literature has been adapted into comics numerous times over the decades, each with its own striking, visually lush moments.

There was this effort by Norman Nodel from a 1956 issue of Classics Illustrated:


There was this effort from a 1976 issue of Marvel Comics Classics by Alex Nino:



There was even this 1990 effort from an issue of Berkley/First Comics' Classic Illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz:



The influence of Melville's Moby-Dick even worked its way into Jeff Smith's all-ages gem, Bone:


That's quite an illustrative roster.

Yet, of all attempts to squeeze the epic 1851 novel into the comics medium, it's the latest effort that's far and away the most successful. French artist Christophe Chabouté succeeds where all those before him failed for two simple, blindingly obvious reasons: expansiveness and a brave willingness to allow image to stand in place of word.

Chabouté's adaptation is easily the most cinematic comic book translation of Melville yet, jettisoning the almost slavish devotion previous attempts had to cramming in as much of Melville's striking prose as possible in favour of striking black and white image. Granted, adapting a classic is surely never an easy thing, but Chabouté's characters have the page count to move and breathe on the page, unencumbered by captions filled with text boxing them into their panels. This is not to say that Chabouté abandons the source material's narration and dialogue entirely, the book is far from silent, but instead he picks his moments to showcase Melville's words.

Chabouté's distinctly visual approach to the source material is made clear from the book's very first sequence; Ishmael leaving land for the last time, approaching The Spouter Inn for his final night on solid ground. Ishmael not only walks across and out of panel but, once exited from the right of panel, seagulls enter from his departure point, heading to the safety of the land he's leaving. It's a brilliant, beautiful opening.


Chabouté's cannibalistic harpooner, Queequeg, is everything you'd want from a visual representation of the character - towering, grimly countenanced, but with that oddly noble streak shining through.  Queequeg's charisma is apparent, but perhaps most striking is the manner in which Chabouté renders the novel's nastiness, the grisliness of the whaling trade and those who plied it. The murder (there can be no other adjective) of the whales in this book is gruesome, violent and very dark, harpooners stabbing their prey with insane glee. Captain Ahab, wide-eyed and mad, is presented more as cult leader than Captain - the fixed space of his ship, The Pequod, his entire world and those treading upon it to sail into the unknowable fluidity of the ocean are bound to him in a manner almost supernatural.  Even when the crew doubts the cause, they are easily swayed back to Ahab's mad cause - to find and extinguish the white whale Moby-Dick, the representative of all that's unknowable, foreign, alien, other.


Then there is Chabouté's incredible attention to detail. The very business of surviving aboard a ship such as this needs no words in such expert artistic hands as, from knot tying to on-board metallurgy, its all here and it all looks strikingly authentic (at least to this land lubber). Representative of the author's entire approach to adapting the text, where Melville *told* his readers of every nook and cranny of The Pequod's space, Chabouté shows us, creating a beautifully-realised but disturbing "world" aboard the ship.

Honestly, I love Moby-Dick, it can be read as horror, as SF, as philosophy, as epic Literature, but I can't recall it ever being quite as thrilling as this particular take on it. The inevitable showdown between whale and Captain is stirring, epic stuff, towering over previous efforts, hamstrung by page count, to visually depict it in comics. Here, crew perish, shipwood splinters and harpoons fly in a brilliantly constructed confrontation between whale and man.

If you've never read Moby-Dick before and struggle to see the appeal in a massive book about a crazy old man chasing down a whale, I offer you this book by Christophe Chabouté. Similarly, devotees to the novel will appreciate the manner in which Chabouté somehow respectfully pares Melville's text down to the point of the blood-baptised harpoon Ahab creates to kill his enemy. This is Moby-Dick at its most bonkers, bleak and addicting, beautifully crafted by Chabouté in noir-ish black and white. There are literally too many artistic standout moments to mention, from the huge, such as the multi-page construction of Ahab's inevitable, self-destructive demise, to the little choices Chabouté makes, such as this beautiful use of lighting:


Honestly, I've said it before, but we're living in a Golden Age of comics. Two further works by Christophe Chabouté are set for release before the year's end. The award-winning Alone could well be out by the time this column drops and Park Bench is due in a few short months, both from publishers G13. If either of those two works come close to matching the author's brave, bold adaptation of one of the all-time classics of American Literature, we could well see all three sitting on Best-Of lists by the close of 2017. A remarkable effort.



WEBCOMIC OF THE WEEK : ALTERNATE ENDINGS TO MOBY DICK
By Wes Hotchkiss


I mean, really, why not more Moby Dick comics? From The Gentleman's Armchair comes this week's effort by site proprietor, Wes Hotchkiss. Hotchkiss clearly loves him some Tom Gauld, sharing not just a simplified, stripped back cartooning style obviously patterned after the author of Mooncop, but also Gauld's quirkiness. After the expansiveness of Chabouté's take on the novel, the brevity of Hotchkiss's four panels, each depicting an alternate ending to Melville's masterpiece, may be just the thing if you're feeling a little whaled-out.

http://thegentlemansarmchair.com/comic/moby-dick/


COMICS VIDEO OF THE WEEK : MOBY DICK AND THE MIGHTY MIGHTOR CLIP 2

In case you thought that the recent Hanna-Barbera/Warner Bros/DC mash-up comics were the most incongruous meetings of characters you can recall, I offer you this cartoon gem from 1967. Yep, Hanna-Barbera Studios, with comics legend Alex Toth at the design table, brought Moby-Dick in a library of characters that included The Herculoids and, Moby's show-mate, The Mighty Mightor. Here, Hanna-Barbera recognise Moby as the hero he rightly is, hanging out with a couple of underwater scuba-teens Tub and Tom and beating up more deep sea villains than Aquaman and Namor combined.
Surreal stuff.


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, July 23, 2017

New Comics For Wednesday 26th of July

 

Many thanks again to all our stall holders and everyone that made it along for last weekend's Back Issue and Toy Fair. A great day for sure and now you've got a couple more events to look forward too. 
This Sunday, the 30th from 5pm is the next ALL STAR WOMEN'S COMIC BOOK CLUB MEET UP for July. The Club is covering Terry Moore's Rachel Rising among other comic books catch ups and discussions.


A little further in the future, keep an eye out for details about another very special event with "The Animators" novel author, Kayla Rae Whitaker in early August!


So much happening and we still have this week's books to look forward too!

The team has just come out of actual Hell on Earth. Liz must now lead her team through the monster-infested ruins on a most important rescue mission, but will the new cults arising get in her way in BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #1.

Pairing a few times in the past, this is the first meeting of the current IDW Turtles and Stan Sakai's endearing bunny samurai, Usagi in the Sakai written and drawn, TMNT USAGI YOJIMBO.

Flash's infamous Rogue's have given up on Central City and looked elsewhere to pull their next big heist but have they ripped off the wrong people? Will they survive in FLASH TP VOL 03 ROGUES RELOADED (REBIRTH) without the help of the Flash himself?

Wanted to know what happened after the finale of LEGEND OF KORRA? A new quest begins as Korra and Asami's new bond leads them back to Republic city. Can they work together to stop the human vs spirit conflict in LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 01 TURF WARS PT 1.

Get your 80's fix with the first collected volume of MASK MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND TP VOL 01 MOBILIZE.

NOVA RESURRECTION TP kicks off by bringing Richard Rider back! But are two Nova helmets better than one and what exactly has Richard brought back with him?

Mal strikes an unlikely partnership to help rescue a missing friend in this brand new story from the world of Serenity in SERENITY HC VOL 05 NO POWER IN THE VERSE.

You better go go visit us early on Thursday or you are going to miss out on finding out the deeply personal stories of the Power Rangers first days in GO GO POWER RANGERS #1.

Come and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the green dragon with a mohawk this week and watch the ultra buff one take on the Dark Lord in a final battle in SAVAGE DRAGON #225 25TH ANNIVERSARY.

From the world of Archie comes a brand new series in classic Archie style and storytelling with a sprinkle of modern fashion, be sure to take a look at ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1.

Have you already picked up one this year's best, most exciting titles in Beautiful Canvas from Ryan K Lindsay? We still have copies of issue #1 that you are going to want on pick up. Seriously just read what is happening in #2. As a mind reader stumbles through Alex's piles of messy issues, the city begins to burn and Lon wonders if she really should kill that small child. BEAUTIFUL CANVAS #2. Mind explode!

The Black Sinister patrols the streets, handing out his own kind of justice as a town lives in fear. A new comic from the creator of Renato Jones, artist of Lobster Johnson and director of the upcoming Don't be afraid of the dark this the original BLACK SINISTER HC.

Becky Cloonan's award winning trilogy Wolves, The Mire and Demeter is finally been put back in print in this new collected format. Including a sketch and illustration section, this book should not be missed. It's BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE TP.

Fall head first into the dark land of the Skeksis in this whimsical new adventure from the world of Jim Henson. A tiny bird tries to find it's feet after being stuck in the Skeksis net with JIM HENSON THE DARK CRYSTAL TALES HC.

Listen along while you read with a brand new soundtrack by Dan Auerbach from the Black keys and Robert Finley. Murder Ballad's tells the story of a man fleeing a record label career and failing marriage, only to discover a couple of new musicians that might be able to pull him out of the darkness in MURDER BALLADS TP.

From the one, the only Jonathan Coulton and superstar team of Matt Fraction and Albert Monteys comes a concept album in the form of a comic book from Image, SOLID STATE TP.

The ultimate book for Steven Universe fans bursting with concept art, sketches, storyboards and so much more in the STEVEN UNIVERSE ART & ORIGINS HC.

Finally the iconic Adam Hughes statue can be yours with the beautiful re-release of the DC DESIGNER SER WONDER WOMAN BY ADAM HUGHES STATUE

Want to get ahead of the game and find out what comic surprises to look forward in the coming months? Maybe check out the comic book ordering catalog PREVIEWS #347 AUGUST 2017, which also means we'll soon have our next Preview Highlights Album up on Facebook!

Great list, great books. See something you gotta get us to stash, just let us know before close of business Tuesday and we'll make it happen. Until we see you next, have a fantastic week!


MARVEL
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #5
BLACK PANTHER #16
CABLE #3
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #24 SE
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #19 SE
DEADPOOL #34 SE
EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #3 (OF 5)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TELLTALE SERIES #1 (OF 5)
GWENPOOL #18
I AM GROOT #3
ICEMAN #3
INFAMOUS IRON MAN #10
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #7 SE
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #21
OCCUPY AVENGERS #9 SE
PUNISHER #14
SECRET EMPIRE #7 (OF 10)
SPIDER-GWEN #22
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #10
THANOS #9
WEAPON X #6 WMD
X-MEN BLUE #8 SE

DC COMICS
ACTION COMICS #984
ALL STAR BATMAN #12
BATGIRL #13
BATMAN BEYOND #10
BATMAN THE SHADOW #4 (OF 6)
BLUE BEETLE #11
DETECTIVE COMICS #961
DOOM PATROL #7
FLASH #27
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #25
HELLBLAZER #12
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #7 (OF 12)
LOONEY TUNES #238
MOTHER PANIC #9
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #28
SUICIDE SQUAD #22
TEEN TITANS #10
WONDER WOMAN #27

BOOM
ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #13
GO GO POWER RANGERS #1
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #5 (OF 12)
LUMBERJANES #40
WWE #7

DARK HORSE
BANKSHOT #2
BLACK HAMMER #11
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #1
CONAN THE SLAYER #11
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE OUTER DARK #3
MASS EFFECT DISCOVERY #3
REBELS THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES #5 (OF 8)

DYNAMITE
NANCY DREW HARDY BOYS #5
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HERO KILLERS #3

IDW
24 LEGACY RULES OF ENGAGEMENT #3 (OF 5)
BACK TO THE FUTURE BIFF TO THE FUTURE #6 (OF 6)
GHOSTBUSTERS 101 #5 (OF 6)
MY LITTLE PONY MOVIE PREQUEL #2
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #10
TMNT ONGOING #72
TMNT USAGI YOJIMBO
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #8

IMAGE
BLOODSTRIKE #1
CANNIBAL #7
CROSSWIND #2
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #29
PAKLIS #3
PLASTIC #4 (OF 5)
REDNECK #4
SAGA #45
SAVAGE DRAGON #225 25TH ANNIVERSARY
SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #2 (OF 5)
SHUTTER #30
SONS OF THE DEVIL #14
SPAWN #276
UNDERWINTER #5
WAYWARD #22

ONI
DAMNED #3
RICK & MORTY #28

VALIANT
FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 (OF 4)
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #5

MISC
ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1
ARCHIE 75TH ANNIV DIGEST #12
BEAUTIFUL CANVAS #2
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #255
BLACK #6 (OF 6)
DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST SUMMER SPECIAL #1
MILLENNIUM GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO #2
NAMWOLF #4
NO WORLD #4
NORMALS #3
ROUGH RIDERS RIDERS ON THE STORM #5
TEKKEN #3 (OF 4)

MAGAZINES
IMAGE PLUS #16 (WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN PT 16)
MARVEL PREVIEWS VOL 04 #1 AUGUST 2017
PREVIEWS #347 AUGUST 2017

TRADES
APAMA UNDISCOVERED ANIMAL TP VOL 02
AQUAMAN KINGDOM LOST TP
ATOMIC ROBO PRESENTS REAL SCIENCE ADVENTURES TP VO
AVENGERS EPIC COLLECTION OPERATION GALACTIC STORM
BATMAN SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN TRINITY TP NEW EDITIO
BLACK ROAD TP VOL 02 A PAGAN DEATH
BLACK SINISTER HC
BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE TP
DISNEY ROSA DUCK LIBRARY HC VOL 07 TREASURE 10 AVA
DOCTOR WHO 11TH SAPLING HC VOL 01 GROWTH
DOCTOR WHO TP EMPEROR OF DALEKS
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN TP VOL 04 IVX
FLASH REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01
FLASH TP VOL 03 ROGUES RELOADED (REBIRTH)
FLASH TP VOL 09 FULL STOP
FROSTBITE TP
GREAT DIVIDE TP
HARVEY PEKAR CLEVELAND HC
HOOKJAW TP
HOW TO WIN AT LIFE BY CHEATING AT EVERYTHING TP
JIM HENSON THE DARK CRYSTAL TALES HC
LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 01 TURF WARS PT 1
LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 05 FOUR SWORDS
LIFE AFTER TP VOL 04
MASK MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND TP VOL 01 MOBIL
MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 02 LORDS OF MIDGARD
MURDER BALLADS TP
NIGHTWING TP VOL 06 TO SERVE AND PROTECT
NOT SO SECRET SOCIETY ORIGINAL GN
NOVA RESURRECTION TP
POKEMON OMEGA RUBY ALPHA SAPPHIRE GN VOL 04
POKEMON XY GN VOL 11
QUEEN EMERALDAS HC GN VOL 02 (OF 2)
RUNAWAYS TP VOL 05 ESCAPE TO NEW YORK NEW PTG
SERENITY HC VOL 05 NO POWER IN THE VERSE
SLAPSTICK THATS NOT FUNNY TP
SOLID STATE TP
SPIDER-MAN COMPLETE CLONE SAGA EPIC TP VOL 05 NEW
STAR WARS JEDI ACADEMY YR HC VOL 05 FORCE OVERSLEE
STEVEN UNIVERSE ART & ORIGINS HC
STREET ANGEL GANG HC
SUPERMAN SAVAGE DAWN TP
UNCANNY AVENGERS UNITY TP VOL 04 RED SKULL
UNCANNY X-MEN SUPERIOR TP VOL 04 IVX
USAGI YOJIMBO SAGA LEGENDS TP
WARLORDS OF APPALACHIA TP
WASTELAND COMPENDIUM VOL 01 (OF 2)

MERCH
DC DESIGNER SER WONDER WOMAN BY ADAM HUGHES STATUE
MARVEL NOW AGENT VENOM ARTFX+ STATUE

BACK IN STOCK

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY


In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.  After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.  As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.


To celebrate the release of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES IN CINEMAS JULY 27, we are giving you the chance to win 1 of 5 WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Prize Packs containing 
-Compass keychain 
-Sticker pack 
-Notebook 
-Waterbottle
-Double in-season pass to see the film

To go into the draw for your chance to win all you need to do is tell us,
"Despite their stinking paws, I'd still happily see WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES with ________."  filling the blank with the tag of the person you would enjoy watching the end of civilisation with and you will be entered in the draw.


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 6pm Monday the 24th of July and winners will be announced Tuesday the 25th and notified soon after as to how to collect their prize packs.

A huge thanks again to WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES IN CINEMAS JULY 27

For more information head to: http://www.warfortheplanet.com.au/

Sunday, July 16, 2017

New Comics For Wednesday 19th of July

  

A tiny bit of housekeeping before we look at this week's books.
This SATURDAY the 22ND JULY,  11AM-5PM, the ALL STAR COMICS BACK ISSUE AND TOY FAIR is on again!
A line up of new and old independent back issue and toy sellers on Level 1 and our selection of thousands of  $2 back issues on Ground, it's time to get your "wants" lists up to date because there will be a huge number of treasures to look over on the day!
Make sure to check the event page and let us you are planning on attending and hopefully catch you there.

Now...NEW COMICS!


An ancient evil is threatening the world's most powerful minds and only the X-men can save them. Charles Soule is joined by artist Jim Cheung to bring you ASTONISHING X-MEN #1, the new X-book with a different superstar artist each issue.  

The Allred family team up again to bring us a kooky, time hopping adventure of our favourite quirky heroes in BATMAN 66 MEETS THE LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1.

Life's tough enough and it only get tougher when you develop unwanted super powers. Skins meets Unbreakable in this mind-bending new series by Ales Kot GENERATION GONE #1.

Lumberjanes creator Grace Ellis and newcomer Shae Beagle weave a fantastical tale of monsters, romance, and magical hijinks in MOONSTRUCK #1 as fantasy creatures blend in with everyday life, with their own set of unique problems.

The animated worlds of the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Batman: The Animated Series collide in BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES TP. Follow Batman and the Turtles as they hunt down Arkham escapees throughout New York City in this action packed adventure.

Meanwhile in Gotham we have another team-up between the TMNT's and Batman in BATMAN TMNT TP VOL 01. Join these two groups as they fight the Foot Clan and try to discover the reason for this universe jumping adventure.

BLACK EYED PEAS PRESENTS MASTERS SUN ZOMBIES CHRONICLES HC wait, did I read that right? Black Eyed Peas presents... yep that's right. Will.i.am debuts as a comic scribe with this Hip-Hop infused futuristic B-Boy Zombie Thriller! Where is the love?!

Boone Dias is a scientist, hes always believed in the facts, but when a chance discovery leads him beyond the veil to a land governed by magic he must face the fact that science doesn't always hold all the answers. Will it break his beliefs and will his adventuring catch up with him in this new realm in Matt Kindt's, ETHER TP VOL 01 DEATH OF THE LAST GOLDEN BLAZE.

It's a new semester for the Detective Club, as Olive must face her destiny in GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER TP VOL 01.

Prepare for the MIGHTY return of the League of Realms as they square off against Malekith and his team of miscreants. Meanwhile Thor battles against the Shi'ar god pantheon Empire in MIGHTY THOR PREM HC VOL 03 ASGARD SHIAR WAR.

Ms. Marvel is starting the next chapter in her life. Unfortunately for her a member of her World of Battlecraft guild starts revealing a disturbing number of details about her. Kamala is ready to kick some 8-bit butt in MS MARVEL TP VOL 07 DAMAGE PER SECOND.

Hellcat seems to be plagued by continual bad luck in PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT TP VOL 03 CARELESS WHISKERS. Whether she's taking some sick days or having a trip to the mall there always seems to be villains to stop fun times for your pal, Patsy.

The Punisher's mission continues as he fights to bring down a super-powered drug ring, leading all the way to an arctic showdown, where revenge will be served cold. Have a cool time with a cold killer pick up PUNISHER TP VOL 02 END OF THE LINE

Did you enjoy the gritty small town drama of Southern Bastards? Well Jason Aaron's debut series from Vertigo gets a bigger collection in SCALPED TP BOOK 01. A gritty native american drama of dark secrets and revenge.

Do you enjoy The Avengers but feel like it needs more red white and blue American patriotism? US AVENGERS TP VOL 01 AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE MECHANICS contains the most patriotic super-group protecting America from all unpatriotic forces in 'MERICA.

Learn all about the iconic 50's pin up model's life in the comic book version of her diary in BETTIE PAGE #1.

Join everyone's favourite, flying, fire breathing and goblin slaying Korgi in 7 mini adventures in this magical one shot, KORGI SHORT TALES.

Decepticon, Starscream has made a deadly deal causing Rom and the Transformers to go head to head with sole survivor of a doomed space probe- Stardive in ROM VS TRANSFORMERS SHINING ARMOR #1.

Kayla is being forced to move back to her hometown. Lame! Now she has to deal with strained friendships and internet fame affecting her school life. A new buddy hero book in the vein of Power Man and Iron Fist, CATALYST PRIME SUPERB #1 will definitely be worth checking out.

Find out what happens behind the play curtain when the stage crew welcomes a new member named Jory. Hint: It's friendship. BACKSTAGERS TP VOL 01.

The Mckay family finally reunites in their home dimension after years of crazy adventures in the Eververse in Remender's dimension hopping adventure series, BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 06.

Time to catch up on Blade before you see the movie at the Melbourne International Film Festival with 650 epic pages of samurai battles, BLADE OF IMMORTAL OMNIBUS TP VOL 03.

Twin brothers Jeremy and Justin accidentally bring their favourite video game to life after winning a cereal box charm. Now these brothers must use their differences to beat the big boss in the all ages, COSMIC COMMANDOS GN VOL 01.

A dark manga filled with lovecraftian stories about graverobbing and underwater temples with
HP LOVECRAFT HOUND & STORIES TP TANABE.

Hazel wanted to leave her former detective life in the past. But when the Southern Cross disappears some new friends help her load her blaster one last time in Becky Cloonan's, SOUTHERN CROSS TP VOL 02 ROMULUS.

Just in time for the upcoming Luc Besson movie. It's time to binge read  this classic 60's sci fi epic, VALERIAN COMPLETE COLLECTION HC VOL 02 and HC VOL 03.

For fans of Rick and Morty and brand new board game lands in store this week. Join the dynamic duo as you design a themepark inside the body of a teenager with the RICK AND MORTY ANATOMY PARK BOARD GAME.

Perhaps the most detailed Donatello figure to date. Interchangeable heads and hands with a bo staff, grappling hook, Utrom blaster and even a little pre mutation mini Donatello. Cowabunga, It's the 
TMNT DONATELLO 1/6 SCALE COLLECTIBLE FIGURE from Mondo.

Time to clear some space on your action figure shelf to fit in this classic look, BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES BATGIRL AF (GRAYSUIT).

Another week of winners ahead of our big weekend event. If there was anything else you spotted that you are keen to get put aside, just let us know before close of business on Tuesday and we'll get it sorted.
Until we see you next, have an awesome week!


MARVEL
ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #6
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #9
AMERICA #5
ASTONISHING X-MEN #1
DAREDEVIL #24
DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #2
DOCTOR STRANGE #23 SE
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #9
LUKE CAGE #3
MARVELS THOR RAGNAROK PRELUDE #2 (OF 4)
MIGHTY THOR #21
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #4
MS MARVEL #20
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #2
ROYALS #5
SECRET EMPIRE #6 (OF 10)
SECRET EMPIRE BRAVE NEW WORLD #4 (OF 5) SE
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #25
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #5 (OF 5)
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #17
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #21 WMD
ULTIMATES 2 #9
US AVENGERS #8 SE
X-MEN GOLD #8 SE

DC COMICS
AQUAMAN #26
BATMAN #27
BATMAN 66 MEETS THE LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1
BATWOMAN #5
CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #10
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #31
GREEN ARROW #27
GREEN LANTERNS #27
HARLEY QUINN #24
INJUSTICE 2 #6
JUSTICE LEAGUE #25
NIGHTWING #25
SUPER SONS #6
SUPERMAN #27
TRINITY #11
WILD STORM #6

BOOM
BILL & TED SAVE THE UNIVERSE #2
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #17
OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING #15
SISTERS OF SORROW #1
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #5
VICTOR LAVALLE DESTROYER #3 (OF 6)

DARK HORSE
ALIENS DEAD ORBIT #3
ANGEL SEASON 11 #7
BTVS SEASON 11 #9
DEPT H #16
SHAOLIN COWBOY WHOLL STOP THE REIGN #4

DYNAMITE
ANIMAL JAM #2
BETTIE PAGE #1
CHARMED #5 (OF 5)
JAMES BOND KILL CHAIN #1 (OF 6)
MAGNUS #2

IDW
BACK TO THE FUTURE #21
CLUE #2
DARKNESS VISIBLE #6
DIABLO HOUSE #1
DUCKTALES #0
KORGI SHORT TALES
MASK MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND #8
ROM VS TRANSFORMERS SHINING ARMOR #1
TIME & VINE #1
TMNT AMAZING ADVENTURES ROBOTANIMALS #2 (OF 3)
TMNT UNIVERSE #12
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #739
X-FILES (2016) #16

IMAGE
BITCH PLANET TRIPLE FEATURE #2
CURSE WORDS #6
DESCENDER #22
GENERATION GONE #1
GRRL SCOUTS MAGIC SOCKS #3
I HATE FAIRYLAND #14
INVINCIBLE #138
KILL THE MINOTAUR #2
LAZARUS X PLUS 66 #1 (OF 6)
MOONSTRUCK #1
ROYAL CITY #5
WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD #2 (OF 4)

ONI
HEARTTHROB SEASON 2 #2
INVADER ZIM #21

VALIANT
BRITANNIA WE WHO #4 (OF 4)
RAPTURE #3
SECRET WEAPONS #2 (OF 4)

MISC
ARCHIE #22
BLOOD BOWL MORE GUTS MORE GLORY #2 (OF 4)
BUBBLEGUN VOL 2 #3
CATALYST PRIME SUPERB #1
DISNEY FROZEN #8
FOREVER WAR #6 (OF 6)
HEROINES #3
INSEXTS #12
JIMMYS BASTARDS #2
MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES LADYBUG CAT NOIR #1
NORMANDY GOLD #2
PENNY DREADFUL #4
PESTILENCE #3
SIMPSONS COMICS #240
SPENCER AND LOCKE #4 (OF 4)

TRADES
ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 10 OOORIENT EXPRESS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 06 WORLDWIDE
AMELIA COLE OMNIBUS TP
AMERIKARATE TP VOL 01
ART OF BLADE THE IMMORTAL HC
ASSASSINS CREED AWAKENING TP VOL 01
A-Z MARVEL MONSTERS HC
BACKSTAGERS TP VOL 01
BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES TP
BATMAN TMNT TP VOL 01
BEDTIME FOR BATMAN YR BOARD BOOK
BLACK EYED PEAS PRESENTS MASTERS SUN ZOMBIES CHRON
BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 06
BLADE OF IMMORTAL OMNIBUS TP VOL 03
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE AVENGERS COMP COLL TP
COMPLETE DOC UNKNOWN HC
COSMIC COMMANDOS GN VOL 01
DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 04 IDENTITY
DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 18 DEADPOOL VS MARVEL
ELSEWORLDS JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 02
ETHER TP VOL 01 DEATH OF THE LAST GOLDEN BLAZE
FLASH UNWRAPPED BY FRANCIS MANAPUL HC
GENERATION ZERO TP VOL 02 HEROSCAPE
GI JOE (2016) TP VOL 01
GIL JORDAN TEN THOUSAND YEARS HELL HC
GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER TP VOL 01
HORIZON TP VOL 02 REMNANT
HP LOVECRAFT HOUND & STORIES TP TANABE
JASON SHIGA DEMON SC GN VOL 03
KILL ALL MONSTERS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01
LINT BOY GN
MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO TP
MIGHTY THOR PREM HC VOL 03 ASGARD SHIAR WAR
MS MARVEL TP VOL 07 DAMAGE PER SECOND
NINJAK TP VOL 06 THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE
OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 47 BATMAN STERANKO C
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT TP VOL 03 CARELESS WHISKE
PETALS HC (KINGPIN)
PLUM CRAZY TALES OF TIGER STRIPED CAT GN VOL 01
PRINCESS JELLYFISH GN VOL 05
PUNISHER TP VOL 02 END OF THE LINE
REGULAR SHOW ORIGINAL GN VOL 04 WRASSLESPLOSION
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 05
RINGSIDE TP VOL 02 WORK
RIVERS OF LONDON TP VOL 03 BLACK MOULD
ROAD TO RIVERDALE TP VOL 03
ROBIN TP VOL 04 TURNING POINT
SANCTUM GENESIS HC
SCALPED TP BOOK 01
SOMBRA TP
SOUTHERN CROSS TP VOL 02 ROMULUS
SPREAD TP VOL 04
SUPERGIRL THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 01
TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE TP VOL 02
US AVENGERS TP VOL 01 AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE MECHAN
VALERIAN COMPLETE COLLECTION HC VOL 02
VALERIAN COMPLETE COLLECTION HC VOL 03
WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE HC VOL 03 CROWN GENGHIS

MERCH
BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES BATGIRL AF (GRAYSUIT)
RICK AND MORTY ANATOMY PARK BOARD GAME
TMNT DONATELLO 1/6 SCALE COLLECTIBLE FIGURE

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BATMAN #25 2ND PTG

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

ALL STAR RECOMMENDS FOR JULY 11TH


Hullo there, yes, you there, carefully eyeing off your stack of fresh funnybooks to read and while away this wintery day.

There's a lot going on right now and I've been a little distracted. So I did what one does when one is distracted - fart around on the internet looking at comics chat. Soon after, thoroughly depressed, I quit doing that and instead looked at what's coming out in the months ahead. Mood brightened, I had a list of upcoming comics to badger Mitch and Jimmy about ordering, several of which are being published by NYRB comics.  NYRB Comics is putting together a remarkable slate of international material, perhaps anchored by last year's highlight releases, the much-gushed-about Peplum by Blutch and Soft City by Pushwagner.

But here's a few more to look out for, all coming towards the end of 2017:

Nicole Claveloux's The Green Hand & Other Stories
Ulli Lust's Voices in the Dark
Yvan Alagbe's Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures
Tadao Tsuge's Slum Wolf

Mark their release dates on your calendar, discerning reader...

 

COMIC OF THE WEEK : MY BROTHER'S HUSBAND VOL.1
By Gengoroh Tagame

Published By Pantheon

It's a real shame that much of the Pride Month-related comics chatter concerned the ill-timed and possibly ill-conceived release of Howard Chaykin's Divided States of Hysteria. I've not read the comic, so I'm not going to discuss it any further. Instead, I'm going to offer up an alternative that's to be celebrated, a book that's deserved more promotion and more buzz from the industry and its readers than it has received, particularly given the timeliness of its release: Gengoroh Tagame's beautifully touching examination of homosexuality in Japan, My Brother's Husband.

There is some irony in Tagame delivering Pride Month's ultimate comic book celebration of gayness. If you're familiar with the author's work, the idea that a sweet story about a single father welcoming his deceased brother's Canadian husband into his life might be met with something approaching disbelief. Tagame's previous work has traditionally been explicitly pornographic in nature and often violently so. Most Western readers would perhaps have first encountered Tagame's work in 2013's The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, which collected stories such as "Arena," in which a large, muscular, hirsute man (typical of the Tagame protagonist) enters an MMA competition in which competitors brutally rape each other during bouts. As a parody of the homoerotic undercurrent in both MMA and, particularly, fighting video games, it's wickedly hilarious but there's no denying the nastiness.

I first encountered Tagame's work in 2005 when, intrigued by a cover drawn by the artist that featured a huge, hairy Western man watching porn on TV, I naively purchased a copy of G-Men (a magazine Tagame co-founded) from a vending machine in Osaka that exclusively sold pornographic magazines. Inside, I found photographs of chubby, balding, bespectacled salarymen fellating each other. It was then I realised that no matter how niche a fetish may seem to be, you will find a market for it in Japan. I also realised how strange it was that I bought this gay magazine from a vending machine on a dark corner of a street in a land where straight pornography could be struck by a stone thrown in almost any direction, particularly in Osaka. The latter part of this anecdote, believe it or not, is entirely relevant to this week's comic.

My Brother's Husband is the story of Yaichi, a divorced man raising his young daughter Kana, who is visited by a gay Canadian named Mike. Mike, as we learn, married Yaichi's estranged, now deceased, twin brother, Ryoji, in Canada and has come to Japan to not only experience the country and its culture, but to understand and appreciate exactly where Ryoji came from. It's a premise that could well disastrously turn into something overly saccharine or perhaps even sitcom-like, but Tagame's earnest intentions to explore the "largely still-closeted" (to steal from the blurb) gay culture in Japan is utterly sincere and, if anything, the book reads more like an educational text than a sitcom.  Fear not: there are no lectures, no soapbox speeches, no statistics to be found. Carried by its three lead characters, My Brother's Husband packs a tonne of charm. Mike is just adorable - constantly smiling, enthused by his chance to finally visit Japan, his warm heart and sweet nature goes a long way to wearing down Yaichi's initial resistance, informed by years of misinformation and stereotype, to the man his twin loved so dearly. Young Kana, of course, takes to Mike right away. Unafraid to ask the questions her father (and by extension many adult Japanese readers) will not, her childish naiveté, ignorance of social propriety and inquisitiveness about this hairy foreigner and his mysterious relationship to her unknown uncle carries some of the book's standout moments.

Single Dad Yaichi, with his rippling physique and unconventional (by Japanese standards) lifestyle may not seem like a Japanese everyman for native readers to invest in, but his continual processing of his own reactions to Mike's presence in his household will likely strike a chord with less open-minded readers who greet queerness as, at best, strange or, at worst, totally other. Seeing Kana's initial puzzlement over gay relationships fade almost instantly into acceptance and curiosity, Yaichi cannot help but feel his prejudice melt away and a happy, healthy household dynamic is established between the three characters.

 

Tagame's art is lovely, clean and detail-filled; easily the best work I've seen of his. He's often been praised for the beauty of his art. I'm a fan and have always found the gushing reactions to his pages overblown. Not so here, this is standout stuff from the veteran mangaka. Tagame has a true gift for expression and some of the book's quieter moments, carried by Yaichi's interior monologue and matching facial expression and body language, are its finest. He's also clever with technique, producing moments such as a lengthy time-lapse by bisecting a drawing of Yaichi's home into two panels - the first in daylight, the second in night. His use of repeating panels is similarly expert, allowing Yaichi the space to understand his own reactions to his brother-in-law's kind, but challenging presence and formulate answers to the questions he needs to answer.


Exceeding expectation on all fronts, the first volume of My Brother's Husband should be championed by readers who are honestly seeking diversity in the comics they consume and earnestly invested in the diversity of creators they read. An All-Ages examination of gayness in Japan by an openly gay Japanese comics creator should check more diversity boxes than may even be on your list. Do not make the mistake of thinking this is some token publishing effort to capture a queer readership, however, as My Brother's Husband is lovingly told, beautifully illustrated and handsomely designed. Likely to be devoured in a single sitting, the concluding volume to this sweet story that may rewrite the meaning of "family" for so many of those in its creator's homeland honestly can't come soon enough. This is the book to read with Pride.


WEBCOMIC OF THE WEEK : WHY DID THE IMMIGRANTS COME?
By Mike Dawson

Brilliant stuff from Mike Dawson over at The Nib this week.  Using Spiegleman's Maus as an obvious influence, Dawson charts the rise of European immigration to the United States from 1840 onwards and follows up with the harrowingly similar arrival of many South Americans in the 1980s. It's beautifully drawn, but it's Dawson's final panel that's the most potent, driving home the indisputable fact that so many who protest the arrival have forgotten just where it is their family trees trace back to. Sobering stuff for a week in which a Muslim man in London was stopped, handcuffed, had his details taken and was thoroughly searched for six minutes for suspiciously wearing too many clothes. The look on that man's face is heartbreaking.




COMICS AWESOME VIDEO OF THE WEEK : 
DAVID BOWIE, BRIAN ENO & TONY VISCONTI RECORD "WARSAWA"

Sorry, I know this isn't comics but it just has to be this week's video. Hey, it's animated. Close enough....

Witness this cartoon recreation of David Bowie, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti working on the brilliant track "Warsawa" from the classic, and my own personal favourite, Bowie record, Low. Whoever does the Bowie voice is just spot on and this version of Visconti's continual reminder of the fact that as co-producer, he's doing far more than you probably think is a hilarious reminder that Low was way more than just a Bowie-Eno project. Fun stuff for not just Bowie fans (I promise!).



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, July 9, 2017

New Comics For Wednesday 12th of July


Before we roll into this week's list of new releases, take a moment to take note...
ALL STAR COMICS BACK ISSUE AND TOY FAIR is happening again, SATURDAY 22ND JULY 11AM-5PM
We are Spring cleaning in the middle of Winter and it's you that gets all the benefits!
A full floor of independent back issue and toy sellers on Level 1 and then ground floor will be filled with our huge range of $2 Back Issues! 
Two week's out, you've got plenty of time to put your "Wish List" together to make a real day of it.


Now, what about this week's latest?
THIS IS IT, TRUE BELIEVERS! Now that Miles Morales and Peter Parker are hanging out as Spider-buds, we're finally getting the answer to who the other Miles Morales is. That's just the tip of the mystery Iceberg coming in SPIDER-MEN II #1 (OF 5).

Eisner Award-winning artist Adam Hughes brings to life the Amazonian the the newest DC DESIGNER SER WONDER WOMAN BY ADAM HUGHES STATUE.

Academy Award winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) returns to comics with AMERICAN WAY THOSE ABOVE AND BELOW #1 (OF 6). Set 10 years after AMERICAN WAY, follow the New American as he tries to keep communities safe amid the social turmoil of the 1970s.

Will the Dark Knight and friends be able to stop the Joker and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe? Find out in the follow up to DARK DAYS THE FORGE, DARK DAYS THE CASTING #1.

Matt Wagner returns to finally complete his epic fantasy trilogy with this half sized issue, a perfect jumping on point in MAGE HERO DENIED #0.

Gail Simone's creepy cult horror delves into the past of Astrid Mueller and her affliction in the finale of CLEAN ROOM TP VOL 03 WAITING FOR THE STARS.

Gou Tanabe's first manga to be published in English retells in dark brooding inks three Lovecraft tales in HP LOVECRAFT HOUND & STORIES TP TANABE.

Jennifer Walters has come out the other side of the civil war bruised and severely battered, losing herself and her green complexion. All she wants is to get her life back but when a client's own insecurities are projected onto her how will she cope in HULK TP VOL 01 DECONSTRUCTED.

Jump behind the inky curtain and see the inner working of Geof Darrow in this giant LEAD POISONING PENCIL ART OF GEOF DARROW HC.

Avatar Korra meets the adult colouring book craze. Relax with forty-five highly detailed black and white images in LEGEND OF KORRA COLORING BOOK TP.

Enjoying the reboot of classic Wildstorm character Midnighter? Why not revisit his first solo series in MIDNIGHTER THE COMPLETE WILDSTORM SERIES TP.

Warren Ellis and John Cassaday's classic series, Planetary gets a new expanded collection with extra material previously only in the absolute edition in PLANETARY TP BOOK 01.

The Madness coat has been stolen and its new wearer is hiding in the body of a teenage girl on earth who should be dead. Things get weird when memories and dark secrets start creeping in as they realise that maybe this girl should have stayed dead in DC's Young Animal's SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL TP VOL 01 EARTH GIRL MADE EASY.

Apes, apes everywhere. Eat a banana if you dare. Before you see the film, WAR FOR PLANET OF THE APES #1 (OF 4).

The Atari classic comes to life but a million times more scary than you could ever imagine. Writer and musician Max Beamis brings the videogame back from the dead in  CENTIPEDE #1.

Enaia Jin is just searching for a great Borscht in a hopeless world full of cults, gods and mortals. I have a feeling she is going to go hungry from singer, songwriter Lights with SKIN & EARTH #1.

What better time to jump on this comic than when the Kaiju gangs are about to have an all out war as they fight for power of the South Pacific in the brilliant black comedy series,
KAIJUMAX SEASON 3 #1.

The day after the US election all hell brakes loose with protesters blocking major airports and the largest mass destruction in history. President Elect sure has a lot of work cut out for him in Black Mask's, CALEXIT#1.

The comic based on classic horror movie from 1981- The Howling is picking up where the film  left off. Werewolves walk among us and their lust for blood is more dangerous than ever in the HOWLING #1.

Available for the first time in English bestselling graphic novel ALONE tells the story of a mysterious person living in a lighthouse on a tiny island. When a new boat captain begins to ask questions about the mysterious old man. his lonely life is changed forever.

Rya sees a better future for her child regardless of which dimension that it is on in the continuing fantasy adventure series, BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 05.

A muscular wizard with a finger that zaps lightning bolts hanging out with a koala and wearing shades because his future is so bright. If the cover of this trade is anything to go by then CURSE WORDS TP VOL 01 is going to be a great read from Charles Soule and Ryan Browne.

Better fly in quick to pick up this beauty SUPERMAN ANIMATED SER SUPERMAN & LOIS LANE AF 2 PK.

Looking good for another week, if you've spotted something you like and need stashed just be sure to let us know before close of business on Tuesday and we'll get it sorted. Until we see you next, have an awesome week!


MARVEL
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30 SE
BLACK PANTHER CREW #4
DEADPOOL #33 SE
DEFENDERS #3
DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME #10
EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #2 (OF 5)
GENERATION X #4
HULK #8
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8
JEAN GREY #4
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #20
OLD MAN LOGAN #26
ROCKET #3
SECRET WARRIORS #4 SE
SPIDER-MEN II #1 (OF 5)
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #3
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #9
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #22
UNCANNY AVENGERS #25 SE
VENOM #152
VISION DIRECTORS CUT #2 (OF 6)
WEAPON X #5 WMD
X-MEN BLUE #7 SE
ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #0

DC COMICS
ACTION COMICS #982
ACTION COMICS #983
AMERICAN WAY THOSE ABOVE AND BELOW #1 (OF 6)
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #12
BUG THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #3 (OF 6)
DARK DAYS THE CASTING #1
DETECTIVE COMICS #960
FLASH #26
GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER #11
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #24
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10
NEW SUPER MAN #13
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #12
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #15
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #83
SUICIDE SQUAD #21
SUPERGIRL #11
SUPERWOMAN #12
TITANS #13
WONDER WOMAN #26

BOOM
GODSHAPER #4
GRASS KINGS #5
MISFIT CITY #3 (OF 4)
PLANET OF APES GREEN LANTERN #6
SONS OF ANARCHY REDWOOD ORIGINAL #12
WAR FOR PLANET OF THE APES #1 (OF 4)

DARK HORSE
BRIGGS LAND LONE WOLVES #2
DRAGON AGE KNIGHT ERRANT #3
GROO PLAY OF GODS #1
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #5
SHADOWS ON THE GRAVE #6 (OF 8)

DYNAMITE
CENTIPEDE #1
GAME OF THRONES CLASH OF KINGS #2
JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES DOG MEN #2
MIGHTY MOUSE #2
PIERCE BROWN RED RISING #3
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HERO KILLERS #2
SKIN & EARTH #1 (OF 6)
SOVEREIGNS #3

IDW
DIRK GENTLY SALMON OF DOUBT #9
DREAD GODS #1
GHOSTBUSTERS 101 #4 (OF 6)
JUDGE DREDD BLESSED EARTH #3
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #56
OPTIMUS PRIME #9
ORPHAN BLACK DEVIATIONS #3 (OF 6)
REAL SCIENCE ADVENTURES FLYING SHE-DEVILS #4 (OF 6)
UNCLE SCROOGE #28
WYNONNA EARP SEASON ZERO #1 (OF 5)

IMAGE
BLACK CLOUD #4
DEADLY CLASS #29
DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #2
ETERNAL EMPIRE #3
KILL OR BE KILLED #10
MAGE HERO DENIED #0
REGRESSION #3
ROSE #4
VIOLENT LOVE #6
YOUNGBLOOD #3

ONI
KAIJUMAX SEASON 3 #1
KIM REAPER #4

VALIANT
HARBINGER RENEGADE #5

MISC
ANIMOSITY #8
ANIMOSITY THE RISE #2
BLACK EYED KIDS #13
CALEXIT #1
CATALYST PRIME ACCELL #2
HOWLING #1
IAN LIVINGSTONES FREEWAY FIGHTER #3 (OF 4)
JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #8
LAST SONG #1
LOLA XOXO VOL 2 #1
WARHAMMER 40000 REVELATIONS #4 (OF 4)
WORLD READER #4
CINEMA PURGATORIO #11

TRADES
ALACK SINNER AGE OF INNOCENCE TP
ALONE (G13)
BATMAN NOIR DARK VICTORY HC
BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 05
CLEAN ROOM TP VOL 03 WAITING FOR THE STARS
CURSE WORDS TP VOL 01
DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE TP PUNISHMENT
DARING ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL TP VOL 02
DREDD ANDERSON THE DEEP END TP
DRIFTER TP VOL 04 REMAINS
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY NEW GUARD TP VOL 02 WANTED
HYPER FORCE NEO TP
INVADER ZIM HC VOL 01
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS TP VOL 05 TRULY OUTRAGEOUS
JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01
JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 03 TIMELESS (REBIRTH)
LEAD POISONING PENCIL ART OF GEOF DARROW HC
MAGE TP BOOK 01 HERO DISCOVERED VOL 01
MANARA LIBRARY TP VOL 02 EL GAUCHO & OTHER STORIES
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN VS SINISTER SIX DIG
MIDNIGHTER THE COMPLETE WILDSTORM SERIES TP
MONSTERS UNLEASHED TP BATTLEGROUND
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER TP VOL 09
NEW AVENGERS BY BENDIS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL
NIGHTWING TP VOL 06 TO SERVE AND PROTECT
OCTOBER FACTION DEADLY SEASON TP
PLANETARY TP BOOK 01
RAGNAROK HC VOL 02 LORD OF THE DEAD
ROMULUS TP VOL 01
S**T AND P**S GN
SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL TP VOL 01 EARTH GIRL MADE
SHE-HULK TP VOL 01 DECONSTRUCTED
SPERA ASCENSION OF THE STARLESS HC VOL 02
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO TP VOL 01
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLL ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS
STEVE ROGERS SUPER SOLDIER COMP COLL TP
TALES OF THE BATMAN GERRY CONWAY HC
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK TP VOL 03 BIG APPLE SHOWDOWN

MERCH
SUPERMAN ANIMATED SER SUPERMAN & LOIS LANE AF 2 PK

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DARK DAYS THE FORGE #1 2ND PTG