Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ALIEN : COVENANT PREVIEW DOUBLE PASS GIVEAWAY!


Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his ground-breaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.


Thanks to the terrifically terrifying team behind ALIEN : COVENANT IN CINEMAS MAY 11, we're giving you the chance to be some of the first to see the film by giving away 1 double pass to a Special Preview Screening on the evening of Monday May 8th in Melbourne.
To go into the draw for your chance to win all you need to do is tell us,
"Even with ______ as my artificial space companion, I don't think we'd stand a chance against an Alien"  filling the blank with the tag of the person you can see yourself screaming in space with 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 6pm Monday the 1st of May and winners will be announced Tuesday the 2nd and notified soon after as to how to collect their tickets.

A huge thanks again to ALIEN :COVENANT IN CINEMAS MAY 11

Friday, April 21, 2017

New Comics For Wednesday 26th of April


Free Comic Book Day...we can hear in the distance. Not long now until Saturday, May 6th but before we get there, you'll need the latest from this week.


Everybody loves a bit of controversy and one of the most controversial characters in Marvel history Scarlet Spider is back in a new ongoing series, BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #1 spotting his timeless midriff sweat top.

A modern noir Batman teaming up with a classic Golden Age hero, The Shadow with a story by Scott Snyder and a brand new never before seen villain? What a magical week to be a Batman fan BATMAN THE SHADOW #1 (OF 6)...or a fan of Alec Baldwin.

Batman and Flash join forces to solve the biggest mystery in the DC Universe, that bloody Watchman button in FLASH #21 (THE BUTTON).

It's the official Aliens week (we aren't lying, look it up) and to celebrate Dark Horse are releasing a new series by artist/writer surpreme, James Stokoe. An engineering officer must survive an attack from the deadliest creature known to earth using only his utility belt (kinda sounds like Batman) in  ALIENS DEAD ORBIT #1.

Living the life we all wish we had the guts too. A group of teens are going out at night and fighting crime and taking down mobsters in IDW's NIGHT OWL SOCIETY #1 (OF 3).

Finally a new issue of Bitch Planet. Kelly Sue, welcome back!
BITCH PLANET #10.

Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei have arrived in the Southern Water Tribe. With leaders holding council over unification plans there is a lot at stake in AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 15 NORTH SOUTH PART 3.

Batman has returned to Gotham City with former foe Two-Face running the show while he was away. Everything seems fine and dandy until a slew of murders rocks the city in one of the best modern Two Face tales, BATMAN TWO FACE FACE THE FACE DLX ED HC.

With Natasha now in possession of a unique set of skills thanks to the Weeping Lion, it's time to destroy the Red Room's reincarnation in BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 02 NO MORE SECRETS.

Remember when you got volume one of Mark Waid's incredible run in trade and you read it so quick and were like "Dang It! I wish I could read more of this"?
Well now you can continue this classic run with FLASH BY MARK WAID TP BOOK 02.

It's the late 90's all over again, with DC biggest heroes facing a villain that has hacked their internets. FEAR TECHNOLOGY in JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 02 OUTBREAK (REBIRTH).

Seems Jason Todd has crossed over to the dark side in RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 01 DARK TRINITY(REBIRTH) to take down the underworld from the inside. So badass!

The Teen Titans of the mid 90's when by a different name. The YOUNG JUSTICE TP BOOK 01 collects the much loved and hard to find first issues of the original series!

The Phantom Lantern has come to full power and is teaching our Green Lanterns to overcome their greatest fears in GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 02 PHANTOM LANTERN (REBIRTH)

A young man is drafted into the Vietnam War who also happens to be a werewolf  in NAMWOLF #1. If the concept wasn't enough to sell you the art by Logan Faerber should.

Things go sideways for social media obsessed Reno when she attends a party for the LOLZ but turns out it's actually an occult ritual. Oops! New series from Black Mask THERES NOTHING THERE #1.

A brand new range  Dr Who story in the style of a Mr Men book? Choose from your favourite doctors DR ELEVENTHDR FIRSTDR FOURTH and DR TWELFTH.

Award winning cartoonist Guy Delisle tells us he story of Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André who was kidnapped by armed men and held hostage for 3 months in 1997. 

In the next installment from this amazing mash up of OZ meet Godzilla, what's happening on the other side of the wall can be a whole lot worse than what you hold inside. And in the case of KAIJUMAX SEASON TWO TP any inhabitants who have fallen through the cracks of the system find themselves running for their lives. 

On their first trip to their new home, the first family of space misses a turn (Damn google maps) and finds themselves on a dangerous alien planet in Joe Kelly's new all ages graphic novel,
 KID SAVAGE TP VOL 01.

For all you keen beans that want the best that money can buy the SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 02 not only has 18 issues of the award winning series but a never before scene artist gallery. Insert surprised emoticon here.

Jesse's is dealing with a lot. The school dance is this Friday and she doesn't want to go alone as well as having problems with her fists flying at people's faces in
STREET ANGEL AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPEC HC.

In a world where an antibiotic apocalypse has rocked the earth, one person is willing to stand up for those forgotten by the system in Image's SURGEON X TP VOL 01 PATH OF MOST RESISTANCE.

Look out behind you! It's Cheryl Blossom and believe me when I tell you she will stab you in the front OR the back any chance she gets in ARCHIE TP VOL 03.

What a winner. It's likely there is something else you are after this week, so just be sure to let us know before Wednesday morning and we'll get you fixed up! Until we see you next, have an awesome week!


MARVEL
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #1
BLACK PANTHER #13
DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #2 (OF 5)
ELEKTRA #3
GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #7
HULK #5
INFAMOUS IRON MAN #7
MAN-THING #3 (OF 5)
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #4
MIGHTY THOR #18
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #18
OCCUPY AVENGERS #6
OLD MAN LOGAN #22
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #17
ROCKET RACCOON #5
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #3 (OF 5)
THANOS #6
ULTIMATES 2 #6
WEAPON X #2
X-MEN BLUE #2
X-MEN GOLD #2

DC COMICS
ACTION COMICS #978
BATGIRL #10
BATMAN 66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN 77 #4 (OF 6)
BATMAN BEYOND #7
BATMAN THE SHADOW #1 (OF 6)
BLUE BEETLE #8
DETECTIVE COMICS #955
DOOM PATROL #6
FLASH #21 INTERNATIONAL EDITION (THE BUTTON)
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #19
HELLBLAZER #9
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #4 (OF 12)
MOTHER PANIC #6
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #25
SUICIDE SQUAD #16
SUPERGIRL BEING SUPER #3 (OF 4)
TEEN TITANS #7
TEEN TITANS GO #21
WONDER WOMAN #21

VERTIGO
CLEAN ROOM #18
UNFOLLOW #18

BOOM
ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #10
JOYRIDE #12
LADYCASTLE #3
LUMBERJANES #37
WWE #4

DARK HORSE
ALIENS DEAD ORBIT #1
ALIENS DEFIANCE #11
CONAN THE SLAYER #8
LOBSTER JOHNSON PIRATES GHOST #2
PROMETHEUS LIFE & DEATH ONE SHOT
REBELS THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES #2
VISITOR HOW AND WHY HE STAYED #3 (OF 5)

IDW
24 LEGACY RULES OF ENGAGEMENT #1 (OF 5)
ARCHANGEL #4 (OF 5)
D4VEOCRACY #3
DIRK GENTLY SALMON OF DOUBT #7
JEM THE MISFITS #4
JUDGE DREDD BLESSED EARTH #1
KILL SHAKESPEARE PAST IS PROLOGUE JULIET #2 (OF 4)
MICRONAUTS WRATH OF KARZA #1 (OF 5)
NIGHT OWL SOCIETY #1 (OF 3)
OPTIMUS PRIME #6
ORPHAN BLACK DEVIATIONS #2 (OF 6)
REAL SCIENCE ADVENTURES #1 (OF 6)
SATELLITE FALLING #4
TMNT UNIVERSE #9

IMAGE
BITCH PLANET #10
BLACK MONDAY MURDERS #5
BLACK ROAD #9
HADRIANS WALL #6 (OF 8)
IMAGE GIANT-SIZED ARTISTS PROOF ED RENATO JONES
KILL OR BE KILLED #8
LOOSE ENDS #4 (OF 4)
MAGDALENA #2
OLD GUARD #3
SAVAGE DRAGON #223
SPLITTING IMAGE 80-PAGE GIANT
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #23
UNDERWINTER #2

ONI
RICK & MORTY #25

VALIANT
BRITANNIA WE WHO #1 (OF 4)
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2

MISC
ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL DIGEST #278
BIG MOOSE ONE SHOT
BLACK EYED KIDS #12
GRAVE LILIES #2
HILLBILLY #6
JACKPOT #5
NAMWOLF #1
NO WORLD #1
QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO #3
RIFT #4 (OF 4)
THERES NOTHING THERE #1
ZOMBEN #1 (OF 4)

MAGAZINES
IMAGE PLUS #13 (WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN PT 13)
MARVEL PREVIEWS #22 MAY 2017
PREVIEWS #344 MAY 2017

TRADES
ALIENS ORIGINAL COMICS SERIES HC VOL 02
ARCHIE TP VOL 03
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 15 NORTH SOUTH PART 3
AVENGERS EPIC COLLECTION TP MASTERS OF EVIL
BATMAN TWO FACE FACE THE FACE DLX ED HC
BILL & TED GO TO HELL TP
BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 02 NO MORE SECRETS
BLOODSHOT USA TP
BOOK OF CHAOS HC
CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 02 MARVEL KNIGHTS
CARNAGE TP VOL 03 WHAT DWELLS BENEATH
CLARENCE ORIGINAL GN VOL 02 GETTING GILBEN
COMPLETE PHONOGRAM HC
CONAN THE SLAYER TP VOL 01 BLOOD IN HIS WAKE
DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE TP SAILOR
DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEYTP VOL 02 IVX
DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 06 PATIENCE: ZERO
DISNEY DARKWING DUCK COMICS COLL TP VOL 02
DR ELEVENTH
DR FIRST
DR FOURTH
DR TWELFTH
FLASH BY MARK WAID TP BOOK 02
GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 02 PHANTOM LANTERN (REBIRTH)
HER BARK & HER BITE TP
HOSTAGE HC
INVISIBLE REPUBLIC TP VOL 03
JONESY TP VOL 02
JOYRIDE TP VOL 02
JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 02 OUTBREAK (REBIRTH)
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNWRAPPED BY JIM LEE HC
KAIJUMAX SEASON TWO TP
KID SAVAGE TP VOL 01
KISS THE ELDER TP VOL 01 WORLD WITHOUT SUN
MOSAIC TP VOL 01 KING OF WORLD
REALIST ORIGINAL GN HC PLUG PLAY
RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 01 DARK TRINITY (REB
REGULAR SHOW ORIGINAL GN VOL 03 CLASH OF CONSOLES
ROAD TO RIVERDALE TP VOL 02
SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 02
SECRET EMPIRE PRELUDE TP
SMALL FAVORS GN
SQUARRIORS TP VOL 01 SPRING (NEW PRINTING)
STAR WARS BIG GOLDEN BOOK NEW HOPE
STREET ANGEL AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPEC HC
SURGEON X TP VOL 01 PATH OF MOST RESISTANCE
TOPPU GP GN VOL 01
WONDER WOMAN WHO IS WONDER WOMAN TP NEW ED
X-FILES (2016) TP VOL 02 COME BACK HAUNTED
X-MEN ORIGINS TP FIRESTAR
YOUNG JUSTICE TP BOOK 01

MERCH
HARLEY QUINN RED WHITE & BLACK STATUE BY JIM LEE
HARLEY QUINN RED WHITE & BLACK STATUE INJUSTICE 2

BACK IN STOCK
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #2 (OF 12)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 2ND PTG

Monday, April 17, 2017

ALL STAR RECOMMENDS FOR APRIL 18TH


Afternoon,

It's rare for the webcomic portion of this column to really be the stand out but if you, like me, have never heard of Golden Age artist Joe Maneely and his tragic end before now, I encourage you to read beyond this week's feature book, my rambling review of which we shall get to right now. 


COMIC OF THE WEEK : THE MARQUIS OF ANAON: THE CHAMBER OF CHEOPS
By Fabien Vehlmann & Matthieu Bonhomme
Published By Cinebook

A perennial favourite of this column, The Marquis of Anaon series returns with Jean-Baptiste Poulain's fifth and sadly final adventure, "The Chamber of Cheops." 

I've made much of the excellent character development writer Fabien Vehlmann and artist Matthieu Bonhomme have given their protagonist over the course of Poulain's previous adventures. From the opening page of "The Chamber of Cheops," Poulain has really stepped into his skin, completing the journey from children's tutor thrust into a possibly supernatural murder plot ("The Isle of Brac"), to almost reluctant, bumbling mystery solver surviving on an unearned near-mythical reputation and a nickname given as insult ("The Black Virgin" ), to anti-aristocratic, self-educated healer and journeyman ("The Providence"), to actual hands-on proactive adventurer walking into a harrowing do-or-die survivalist struggle ( "The Beast"). 

And it's not just the clever story structure Vehlmann gave each subsequent volume, pushing the reluctant, frequently bumbling hero further and further out on a limb. Visually, Poulain is a different man from the first time we met him. Gone is the slightly portly, soft, would-be gentleman wide-eyed and naive to the ways of the greater world and the cruelty that lies behind the smiles of the pampered aristocrats of the "civilised" world. Volume after volume, Bonhomme has slowly shorn this man down to lean sinew and bone, metamorphosing Poulain into a rumpled, dishevelled gypsy, a man happily shunned by the polite society he was always on the outskirts of. The pretence, the "mask" is gone, revealing, finally, the authentic Poulain. Poulain, now relaxed in his own skin, acts with confidence and smiles more in the first ten pages of "The Chamber of Cheops" than in the previous four volumes combined. There's a swagger to his step. The hero's journey is now complete.

"The Chamber of Cheops" opens with Poulain discovering that he has mysteriously inherited a large sum of money from man he never met, one Umberto Leone. Leone met his end chewed between the jaws of three crocodiles in Egypt. It's this kind of tall-tale demise that's perfect to pique Poulain's curiosity and he begins investigating his new mysterious benefactor. Leone was a man who made his fortune in beaver pelts but who had a passion for Egypt. Believing The Chamber of Cheops held a great treasure, Leone headed off to Cairo to find it. 

Clearly a man after Poulain's own heart, its only natural that our hero should follow suit. Driven to learn of Leone's fate, Poulain goes to Cairo to mingle with Leone's fellow French ex-pats, tangle with local militias, find a surprising new love interest and, finally, make his way into Cheops' Chamber, where something other than fame and fortune awaits.


Bonhomme's work is once again masterful. From crowded Egyptian streets, to images of hands emerging from back alley darkness to snatch at our hero, to the sun setting beautifully over Cairo, the world in which Poulain inhabits feels authentically 18th century, simultaneously as romantic as a fable from The Arabian Nights and as grubby as it really was. Vehlmann, of course, gives his artist so much to work with, from fascinating characters - the lovely Dieneba, the seedy Delambre - to again giving Bonhomme room to make the most out of his scenery. "The Chamber of Cheops" does lack the intense intrigue of previous volumes but it is still a ripping adventure.

The only problem, and it's one I've only just managed to put my finger on in writing this, is that "The Chamber of Cheops" does not feel like the epilogue to the series that the book inevitably is. If anything it almost feels like prelude, the beginning of a new cycle of adventures with a newly confident protagonist at the helm. However, it's been ten years since this volume came out in France and "The Chamber of Cheops" remains Vehlmann and Bonhomme's unfortunate farewell to the series. It's unfair of me to be slightly disappointed in such a well-constructed and lovely piece of comics but in the wider context of the series as whole, a series that has built so exceptionally on each preceding volume, it's a bit of a misfire. However, as a stand-alone, "The Chamber of Cheops" is absolutely terrific and, really, that's probably the most important thing.

All in all, perhaps it's actually fitting we don't get that final swan song, that epic goodbye. We end with a strong story by exceptional creators and our mysterious protagonist simply disappears into comic book limbo, his future and final fate as mysterious as that of someone he would investigate. If you haven't picked these books up yet, do so. "The Chamber of Cheops" functions as a bonus adventure, the cherry on top of a cycle of four near-perfect comics that do not get anywhere near the admiration they so deserve.


WEBCOMIC OF THE WEEK : THE UGLY MAN
By Stan Lee & Joe Maneely

Who are you, Joe Maneely and where have you been all my life? 

From 1952's Atlas Comics release, Suspense #23 comes this short shocker written by none other than Stan Lee (surprisingly making his debut, I believe, in this column after all this time). "The Ugly Man" sees a kind of prototypical mad scientist character that Lee would later litter dozens of early Marvel scripts with but gives him a way more stripped back motivation than any Fantastic Four baddie.

Ignatz is the titular Ugly Man, a crazed genius capable of creating all manner of unholy monsters but who is unable to interact with the normal world because of the disgust his physical appearance causes in those who meets him. Things come to a head when a beautiful woman spurns his advances. She suggests that she wouldn't be with Ignatz if he were the last man on Earth. 

This is not the kind of challenge one lays down to a mad scientist.

Lee's script is really great but the draw here is the aforementioned Maneely, who I had somehow never heard of before stumbling upon this strip. Creating work that looks like all your favourite EC artists rolled into one, there's even a hint of what would become Underground/Alternative Comics here as well. From the deep furrows on Ignatz's brow to his basement-cooked monsters, to his lighting, Maneely's work is just terrific. 

A quick Wikipedia check has this quote from Lee on his "The Ugly Man" collaborator, "Joe Maneely to me would have been the next Jack Kirby. He also could draw anything, make anything look exciting, and I actually think he was even faster than Jack."

What happened here? Where did Maneely disappear to? Tragically, he died in 1958 not too long before Atlas became Marvel and the rest became history. Maneely lost his glasses and, apparently struggling to see properly, fell between the cars of a moving train. He was only 32 when he died. He was found still clutching his portfolio. 

If you're somehow not convinced by Maneely's work on "The Ugly Man," do a quick image search with his name. It's really not that hard to imagine an Early sixties Marvel with not just Kirby and Ditko at the forefront, but Joe Maneely as well. A tragedy.





COMICS VIDEO OF THE WEEK : THOR RAGNAROK OFFICAL TRAILER

The Kirby Krackle abounds in the titles for this, the third and surely greatest of the solo Thor films. You've all seen it by now, I'm sure, but let's just think about what this appears to be: a pretty seamless mix of Kirby with Walt Simonson's unmatched run (Skurge!!) with Greg Pak's Planet Hulk story with the ever-unfolding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Director Taika Waititi's comedic fingerprints are all over this, welcomely so, and how about Cate Blanchett as Hela? Good lord. Breaking viewing records, the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok proves the comic book movie craze is a loooooong way from dead. Can't wait.



See you next week. Love your comics.



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

Friday, April 14, 2017

New Comics For Wednesday 19th of April



Free Comic Book Day is coming Saturday, May 6th and it's all we can think about...well that and this Saturday because it's 


ALL STAR WOMEN'S COMIC BOOK CLUB
SATURDAY 22ND APRIL, 5PM-6:30PM

Come and join us at All Star Comics Melbourne in APRIL to meet new friends, talk about comics including our book of the month JONESY TP 01.
Besides catching up about Jonesy there will be the catch to get involved with a COMIC BOOK SWAP and also take a shoot at MAKING YOUR OWN ZINE!
For all the event details just head HERE to find out more!

So, FCBD, the All Star Women's Comic Book Club meet and well this list of books...so there is actually a bit on our minds this week!

Ally or enemy? It's a confusing time to be a superhero when the Marvel universe is under siege from within. A year of build up from Nick Spencer all comes together with Marvel next unmissable event, SECRET EMPIRE #0 (OF 9).
Serving as the perfect Secret Empire prologue, Steve's plans all fall into place as he finally steps out of the shadows with his plans for a new world order in CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #16.

From Sixth Gun's Cullen Bunn comes the new sci fi action series about monstrous dogooder folks who team up with the very rad and sassy, Elsa Bloodstone to fight evil in
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1

A new adventure for one of our old faves. Nick Fury is the guy to call when you need a lone agent to infiltrate the behind enemy lines in what looks to be a brilliant tribute Jim Steranko styling in
 NICK FURY #1.

It's man vs bat, son vs son in  SUPER SONS #3 as kid Amazo prepares to rip someone's heart out.

Anytime we look at Geof Darrow's comics my eyes hurt because we stare at the the tiny details and line work for too long wanting to take it all in. If you've never read any of his work now is a great chance with his madness martial art masterpiece,
SHAOLIN COWBOY WHOLL STOP THE REIGN #1.

An online relationship between a serial killer/ex-Black Ops agent, Edwyn and a lifesize doll named Virginia gets deflated when Virginia is kidnapped. New, violent and weird title from Image with PLASTIC #1 (OF 5)

Ok...so let's set this up. Imagine a world where vampires run a local BBQ joint in town. All is well eating beef until generations of fear fire up in the pit of the town (10 points for BBQ puns)
from Image's new flavour of the the last few months, Donny Cates in
REDNECK #1.

For all you people missing Scott Snyder on Batman, ALL STAR BATMAN HC VOL 01 MY OWN WORST ENEMY (REBIRTH) it's finally here. That took way too long, but let me tell you this cross country buddy/not buddy romp between Bruce and Harvey Dent is definitely worth the wait.

Welcome to Briggs land. Nearly 100 square miles of land containing the largest anti government movement in the United States with Matriarch Grace in control after her husband being incarcerated in Brain Woods, BRIGGS LAND TP VOL 01 STATE OF GRACE.

From the animator that brought you Dexter's lab and Samurai Jack comes the Luke Cage rumble in the jungle you never knew you wanted until now with the CAGE TP.

Grant Morrison masterpiece or a peak into his madness? If prosthetically outfitted dolphins in scuba gear are your thing then maybe it's time you finally picked up the FILTH TP NEW EDITION.
If that is not quite your speed how about Morrison re-imagining Wonder Woman for a new era. Diana wants to leave Paradise Island to find out more about the forbidden outside world in WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE TP VOL 01.

Will Hellboy comes face to face with friendly ghosts in HELLBOY INTO THE SILENT SEA HC? Well.... not likely. He does however cross paths with a ghost ship after setting sail from a deserted island in this all new hardcover graphic novel.

A massive hit from last year. Find out what all the fuss was about with MOCKINGBIRD TP VOL 02 MY FEMINIST AGENDA.

Remember when you saw that Watchmen badge in Rebirth? Well now finally your insider knowledge is paying off with the beginning of reveal DC's latest biggest secret in Batman/Flash crossover event,
BATMAN #21 INTERNATIONAL EDITION (THE BUTTON).

New series from Aftershock, Sarah hops around dead planets talking to ghosts trying to discover the secrets of death and their homes in 

The follow up to Jodorowsky's Incal, METABARONS GN VOL 01 (OF 4) OTHON AND HONORATA is finally available in paperback so you have extra dollers to buy a little treat for yourself on the way home.

The final chapter in this epic dark and weird title from Image. Find out the secret to the Revivers in REVIVAL TP VOL 08 STAY JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS RAVEN STATUE, you might be our favourite from the Bombshell Statue series so far. So sassy.

How good is that packaging and how adorable is Abe Sapien? I want all three of the reaction figures in the Hellboy series. You don't need to go to the depths of hell to get them, just pick them up right here
REACTION HELLBOY LIZ SHERMAN ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1

So another week of great comic treats. Spot something you missed pre-ordering, just let us know before Wednesday and we'll do our best to get you sorted. Until we see you, have a great week!




MARVEL
BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA #6
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #16
DAREDEVIL #19
DEADPOOL #29
DOCTOR STRANGE #19
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY DREAM ON #1
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1
MOON KNIGHT #13
MS MARVEL #17
NICK FURY #1
PUNISHER #11
ROYALS #2
SECRET EMPIRE #0 (OF 9)
SILK #19
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #13
STAR-LORD #6
THUNDERBOLTS #12
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #18
US AVENGERS #5
VENOM #6

DC COMICS
ALL STAR BATMAN #9
AQUAMAN #21
BATMAN #21 INTERNATIONAL EDITION (THE BUTTON)
BATWOMAN #2
CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #7
DEATHSTROKE #17
GREEN ARROW #21
GREEN LANTERNS #21
HARLEY QUINN #18
INJUSTICE GROUND ZERO #10
JUSTICE LEAGUE #19
NIGHTWING #19
ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS #4 (OF 6)
SUPER SONS #3
SUPERMAN #21
SUPERWOMAN #9
TRINITY #8
WILD STORM #3

VERTIGO
ASTRO CITY #43
LUCIFER #17

BOOM
ADVENTURE TIME #63
COADY & THE CREEPIES #2
DEATH BE DAMNED #3
DEEP #4
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #2 (OF 12)
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #10
MEGA PRINCESS #5
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #14

DARK HORSE
ANGEL SEASON 11 #4
BLACK HAMMER #8
BTVS SEASON 11 #6
CALL OF DUTY ZOMBIES #4
DEPT H #13
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #2
SHAOLIN COWBOY WHOLL STOP THE REIGN #1

DYNAMITE
GREATEST ADVENTURE #1
JAMES BOND FELIX LEITER #4 (OF 6)
RED SONJA #4

IDW
ANIMAL NOIR #3 (OF 4)
BACK TO THE FUTURE #18
COSMIC SCOUNDRELS #3 (OF 5)
GI JOE (2016) #4
HIGHLANDER AMERICAN DREAM #3
MASK MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND #5
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #38
STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN VOL 2 #5

IMAGE
BEAUTY #14
BLACK SCIENCE #29
CURSE WORDS #4
DESCENDER #21
ECLIPSE #6
FEW #4
GOD COUNTRY #4
HORIZON #10
I HATE FAIRYLAND #12
INJECTION #12
INVINCIBLE #135
LOW #17
MIRROR #7
MONSTRESS #11
PLASTIC #1 (OF 5)
REDNECK #1
ROYAL CITY #2
SEX CRIMINALS #18
SHE WOLF #8

VALIANT
GENERATION ZERO #9
NINJAK #26

MISC
ANNO DRACULA #2 (OF 5)
ARCHIE #19
BERLIN #20
BLACK #5
DISNEY GRAVITY FALLS CINESTORY #1 SHORTS
FOREVER WAR #3 (OF 6)
GANGES #6
JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #6
RED SONJA #4
RIVERDALE DIGEST #1
WORLD READER #1

TRADES
A YEAR OF MARVELS TP
ALL STAR BATMAN HC VOL 01 MY OWN WORST ENEMY (REBIRTH)
BATMAN TP VOL 10 EPILOGUE
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA TP VOL 06
BLACK EYED KIDS TP VOL 02 (MR)
BRIGGS LAND TP VOL 01 STATE OF GRACE (C: 0-1-2)
CAGE TP
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON TP VOL 04 #TAKEBACKTHESHIELD
DOCTOR WHO 9TH HC VOL 01 WEAPONS OF PAST DESTRUCTI
FILTH TP NEW EDITION (MR)
GHOST RIDER BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLLECTION TP NEW PTG
GROO FRAY OF THE GODS TP
HARBINGER RENEGADE TP VOL 01 THE JUDGMENT OF SOLOM
HELLBOY INTO THE SILENT SEA HC
HUNT TP
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 02 WAR MACHINES
JIM THOMPSON KILLER INSIDE ME TP
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 03
KUMA MIKO GN VOL 04
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN VS SINISTER SIX DIGEST TP VOL
MER GN
METABARONS GN VOL 01 (OF 4) OTHON AND HONORATA
MOCKINGBIRD TP VOL 02 MY FEMINIST AGENDA
POWERPUFF GIRLS POWER UP MY MOJO HC
RESIDENT ALIEN TP VOL 04 THE MAN WITH NO NAME
REVIVAL TP VOL 08 STAY JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER
ROUGHNECK GN
SAVAGE HIGHWAY HC
SCARLET WITCH TP VOL 03 FINAL HEX
SOUPY LEAVES HOME TP
SPIDER-MAN 2099 CLASSIC TP VOL 04
SPIDER-MAN FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SM BY DAVID COMP COLL TP
SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED EL DIABLO TP
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 02 WELCOME TO THE PLANET (REBI
UNCLE GRANDPA ORIGINAL GN VOL 02 IN GRANDPALAND (C
WELCOME BACK TP VOL 02
WITCHFINDER TP VOL 04 CITY OF THE DEAD
WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE TP VOL 01
X-MEN 92 TP VOL 02 LILAPALOOZA

MERCH
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS RAVEN STATUE
REACTION HELLBOY ABE SAPIEN ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1
REACTION HELLBOY HELLBOY ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1
REACTION HELLBOY LIZ SHERMAN ACTION FIGURE WAVE 1

STREET FIGHTER II MUSCLE FIGURES PACK D 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ALL STAR RECOMMENDS FOR APRIL 11TH


Hi there,

Preamble be damned, I'm back and I brought the good comics with me.


COMIC OF THE WEEK : THE INTERVIEW
By Manuele Fior
Translated by Jamie Richards
Published By Fantagraphics

It's Italy and the year is 2048. Things are peaceful after a period of great turmoil, but the traditional social foundations of generations past are beginning to wobble as a younger generation begins to redraw the boundaries of sexual morality and the conservative nuclear family. Raniero is a middle-aged psychologist with a crumbling marriage who eschews technological advancement and clings to the social structures of a world passing him by. Everything Raniero believes is soon challenged on two fronts, firstly by the appearance of bright, glowing triangles in the sky carrying extraterrestrial messages and secondly his sessions with a new patient, Dora, who claims that she is in contact with the aliens. 

The Interview is Italian cartoonist Manuel Fior's second work brought into English by Fantagraphics after last year's 5,000 kms Per Second, which easily made my own Best Of list for the year. 5,000 kms Per Second was a book about an intimate connection and the fear of change. It was beautiful and heartbreaking and subtle. Similarly, The Interview uses its SF conceits as something of a mannequin for Fior to hang his resonating themes on once more, as despite glowing triangles and possible telepathic communication, The Interview is primarily concerned with connections lost (Raniero with his lovely wife Nadia) and found (Raniero with Dora) and the loss of not just one's youth through time's passage but the world in which that youth existed as reshaped by new generations.

Dora is part of something called The New Convention which favours an end to monogamy and traditional family and social structures. It's hardly a new idea and, to be honest, actually feels a little too traditional itself in its communal nature to be in any way shocking, but its aim of living polygamously to shatter "...measures of emotional repression" proves controversial to this Italy of the mid-twenty-first century, particularly as Raneiro grapples with his obvious attraction to Dora. For Dora, despite her beauty, despite her profound philosophical differences with Raniero, opens the sad psychologist up and their increasingly deep connection allows him to contemplate the reality of not just a different society, but a universe filled with far more than just us homo sapiens. 

If this all sounds a bit dull, fear not, Fior's rock solid grasp on his characters, their voices and his interactions have this quiet little story humming along. And then there is the art, the utterly flawless and almost shockingly beautiful art. Working in monochrome for The Interview, Fior may even top the beauty of the gorgeous watercolours he used in 5,000 kms Per Second. The Interview is simply a lovely, lovely book. From its talking head sequences to its open and scenic landscape shots, Fior's "direction" is absolutely expert, his storytelling crystal clear, his pages not merely easy on the eyes in their artistic beauty, but also their author's facility with the mechanics of comics storytelling -- these pages seriously flow.
A rare moment of physicality comes in the form of a home invasion sequence early in the story, which, from the get go, makes for harrowing reading. Fior goes full film noir here, compacting the violence and shock over several pages of nine panel grids. Fior turns his figures into full silhouettes, stripping away the beautiful and soft grey tonal work readers will quickly become accustomed to, and instantly changes the book's pace, shattering the quiet beauty of much of its pages through this literal intrusion of compactly, expertly constructed violence.


The Interview did not leave me as heartbroken as 5,000 kms Per Second but this likely a good thing. The emotional wallop is lessened here in Fior's follow up work, but it is a gorgeous and though-provoking work and a shining example of a very human kind of SF, where the idea of aliens communicating with us leads directly into an exploration of connection and communication on an extremely intimate and grounded way and how each relationship we share with another, whether tenuous or profound, is actually a shockingly rare thing in such a wide, unknown universe. 


WEBCOMIC OF THE WEEK : CLAV CITY
By Tyler Landry

Where Manuele Fior explores the beauty and fragility of connection through an SF setting, Tyler Landry goes right for the throat of human ugliness. Clav City opens with the skyline of a towering metropolis, giving us glimpses of hover cars and high tech pedestrian ramps and more general, almost cliché, images of an SF utopia before very quickly intercutting panels of filth, degradation and exploitation into its very busy pages. 

One suspects that Landry is not an optimistic about the future of built up urban environments. His next work, to be launched at this year's TCAF, is titled Shit and Piss and focuses on the custodial of a labyrinthine city sewer battling the creatures that dwell within. What Landry is, however, is a hell of an artist. From the opening pages crammed with intercutting scenes of city life, to the moment where everything just goes batshit insane, the psychopathology of a certain kind of technologically-obsessed city dweller is detailed with hilarious, if pitch black, intent. Two chapters of Clav City can be found over at Study Group Comics and both are well worth your time. Here's a sentence I never thought I would ever write: I can't wait for Shit and Piss.



COMICS VIDEO OF THE WEEK : PHILLIPE CAZA

There were few back in the heyday of Heavy Metal magazine that could out-hippy the work of Philippe Caza. Similarly, there were also few that could give the artist a run for his money when it came to social commentary. Why Caza is not as revered as his fellows, Moebius, Druillet and crew, is something of a mystery to me as he really could do it all from blazingly psychedelic silent sequences of cosmic goddesses born and dying and born again in an intergalactic ouroboros of life drawn in pointillism (!), to scathingly and seemingly heart-on-sleeve personal attacks on the plight of the underprivileged in cities that looked like Moebius and Corben jamming. He's a prodigious talent, as this video gallery of images proves. My favourite, possibly, is the picture of the android gazing up at the stars, which condenses a kind of Blade Runner existentialism into a single image. With seemingly everyone of merit finally being reprinted, Caza remains an odd omission and hopefully this gets remedied soon.



See you next week. Love your comics.



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


Saturday, April 8, 2017

New Comics For Wednesday 12th of April


What a week, what a week. Comics galore and we've posted our FREE COMIC BOOK DAY event page too. Make sure to check it out HERE for all the updates and details and let us know if you can make it!
But before FCBD 2017 there is this week's book!


The death of a Harlem activist reveals new secrets of the Marvel Universe. Join Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold as they begin to unravel this epic story in BLACK PANTHER CREW #1.
Couple that with BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 03 NATION UNDER OUR FEET where T'Challa must fight like never before for the fate of his nation when the full truth of the people's revolution comes to ahead.

The Merc with the Mouth should learn to keep his trap shut, at the rate he keeps starting all these one on ones. This time Frank Castle steps up to the plate for a swing in
 DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #1 (OF 5).

More research, means more money, which means more mutant weapons as Weapon X begins to make new killers for old targets and agents in WEAPON X #1.

Why bother with the rest when you've already got the best? The original X-Men team is back. Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman and Angel are ready to bring mutant criminals to justice in X-MEN BLUE #1.

A classic fairytale of a girl trying to restore balance to her world and you've got ROSE #1. A powerful sorceress has an army of demonic allies, all of them standing in Rose's way.

Adam and Mosak are at a crossroads in the dark fantasy series return of the Rememder and Opena hit, SEVEN TO ETERNITY #5.

Post-apocalyptic zombie cyborg mummy overlord Two-Tank Omen. Not just words in a sentence, this is a legit selling point of this Tom Scioli Kirby inspired madness, just click the link and look at the cover! Woah!
AMERICAN BARBARIAN COMPLETE SERIES TP.

AQUAMAN TP VOL 02 BLACK MANTA RISING (REBIRTH) sees a terrorist attack on the surface all fingers are pointing at Aquaman, We all know he didn't do it, but how is he going to convince everyone else?

Atomic Robo is in China on a secret mission tracking down their top quantum physicist. Well now you know... so I guess it's not that secret anymore in ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 11 ATOMIC ROBO AND THE TEMPLE OF OD.

Money will get you a lot in life but it matters little when a deadly plague is let loose upon Gotham City, forcing Gotham's wealthiest citizens to take refuge in the classic, new printing
 BATMAN LEGACY TP VOL 01.

Batman working with Amanda Waller to take on Bane? What is this craziness in
BATMAN TP VOL 02 I AM SUICIDE (REBIRTH).

A god for every person and a person for every god. X-Men legacy's Simon Spurrier brings us the story of Bud, a God without a human of his very own in BOOM's new,
GODSHAPER #1.

Winter at King Arthur's court when the Green Knight appears dealing more than just a flesh wound in
IMMORTAL BROTHERS GREEN KNIGHT #1.

When a problem comes along you can whip it, Bull Whip it good. Meet Bullwhip, another crime fighter trying to keep the streets of Metro City clean in the latest chapter of the indie hit series,
 ALL TIME COMICS BULLWHIP #1.

I'm not going to tell you anything about this book. Just click the link and look at the cover....... amazing right. This collection of short stories about self worth and internet culture is a must.
BABYBEL WAX BODYSUIT (ONE SHOT).

A childhood imaginary friend is going to help solve the mystery of a high school sweet hearts death in SPENCER AND LOCKE #1 (OF 4).

Rin's quest to avenge her parents death takes her across Japan in the next collection of
BLADE OF IMMORTAL OMNIBUS TP VOL 02.

New Image series, CANNIBAL TP VOL 01 is all about a virus that infects people and makes them want to eat human flesh? Pretty gross. The Hansen family has a simple answer, why not kill all the infected? 

With Red Skull marching across Europe and S.H.I.E.L.D falling to pieces, Steve Rogers long laid plans are finally starting to come together in
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS TP VOL 02 TRIAL OF MARIA HILL.

From the creators of Wicked and the Divine, COMPLETE PHONOGRAM HC is all about Brit pop music with a touch of sass, actually a lot more than just a touch.
Collected for the first time in it's entirety. 

FIX TP VOL 02, this book is a little bit dark and some what naughty. They talk about some pretty crazy stuff, it gets fairly violent at times and there are some swears... oh and a super cute beagle. It's wonderful wrong and really funny. If you haven't already give it a chance. 

This unique tale gives us a great look into what truely makes us human.
REALIST ORIGINAL GN HC PLUG PLAY.

New Manga series with TOPPU GP GN VOL 01 introduces us to Toppu, who was happy to watch his sister ride motorcycles all his life. But after riding a minibike for the first time he finds that all the years watching from the sidelines converted into instant skills.

Happy with that selection? Yeah, it's pretty sweet and if you've spotted something extra you needed us to stash for for you just be sure to let us know before Wednesday morning to get it done!
Until then, stay rad!


MARVEL
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #6
BLACK PANTHER CREW #1
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #21
DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY #10
DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #1 (OF 5)
DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME #7
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #19
GWENPOOL #14
KINGPIN #3
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #18
MOSAIC #7
OLD MAN LOGAN #21
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #15
SILVER SURFER #10
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #22
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #6
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #19
UNSTOPPABLE WASP #4
WEAPON X #1
X-MEN BLUE #1

DC COMICS
ACTION COMICS #977
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #9
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #8 (OF 9) COLLECTORS E
DETECTIVE COMICS #954
FLASH #20
GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER #8
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #18
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4
NEW SUPER MAN #10
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #9
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #12
SUICIDE SQUAD #15
SUPER POWERS #6 (OF 6)
SUPERGIRL #8
TITANS #10
WONDER WOMAN #20

BOOM
GODSHAPER #1
GRASS KINGS #2
JONESY #12
OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING #12
PLANET OF APES GREEN LANTERN #3
SONS OF ANARCHY REDWOOD ORIGINAL #9

DARK HORSE
ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #19
HARROW COUNTY #22
HELLBOY AND BPRD 1954 GHOST MOON #2
ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN #2

DYNAMITE
CHARMED #2
JOHN CARTER THE END #3
NANCY DREW HARDY BOYS #2
VAMPIRELLA #2
Z NATION #1

IDW
DUCK AVENGER #4
HELENA CRASH #2 (OF 4)
MICRONAUTS #11
MY LITTLE PONY LEGENDS OF MAGIC #1
RAGNAROK #12
ROM #9
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #7

IMAGE
CIRCUIT BREAKER #5 (OF 5)
COPPERHEAD #12
DRIFTER #18 CVR A KLEIN
GREEN VALLEY #7 (OF 9)
MOTOR CRUSH #5
RAT QUEENS #2
ROCKSTARS #5
ROSE #1
SEVEN TO ETERNITY #5
SPAWN #272
THINK TANK VOL 5 #2
THROWAWAYS #7
WICKED & DIVINE #28

ONI
INVADER ZIM #18
REDLINE #2

VALIANT
IMMORTAL BROTHERS GREEN KNIGHT #1

MISC
ALL TIME COMICS BULLWHIP #1
BABYBEL WAX BODYSUIT (ONE SHOT)
DISNEY PIXAR CARS #3
DISNEY PRINCESS #10
HEATHEN #3
KHAAL #4 (OF 4)
SHERLOCK BLIND BANKER #4 (OF 6)
SKYDOLL SUDRA #2 (OF 2)
SPENCER AND LOCKE #1 (OF 4)
SPONGEBOB COMICS #67
TORCHWOOD 2 #3
WARHAMMER 40000 REVELATIONS #2 (OF 4)

TRADES
ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 09 BRAIN ROBBERS
ALIENS LIFE AND DEATH TP
ALIENS ORIGINAL COMICS SERIES HC VOL 02
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HC CLONE CONSPIRACY
AMERICAN BARBARIAN COMPLETE SERIES TP
ANIMAL CRACKERS PREQUEL HC GN CIRCUS MAYHEM
AQUAMAN TP VOL 02 BLACK MANTA RISING (REBIRTH)
ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 11 ATOMIC ROBO AND THE TEMPLE OF OD
AVENGERS COMPLETE CELESTIAL MADONNA SAGA TP
BATMAN 66 MEETS THE MAN FROM UNCLE TP
BATMAN KNIGHTFALL OMNIBUS HC VOL 01
BATMAN LEGACY TP VOL 01
BATMAN TP VOL 02 I AM SUICIDE (REBIRTH)
BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 03 NATION UNDER OUR FEET
BLADE OF IMMORTAL OMNIBUS TP VOL 02
CANNIBAL TP VOL 01
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS TP VOL 02 TRIAL OF MARIA HILL
COMPLETE PHONOGRAM HC
ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM HC
FABLES DELUXE HC VOL 14
FIX TP VOL 02
GHOST DIARY GN VOL 01
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO TP VOL 17
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY CLASSIC TP VOL 03 IN YEAR 3000
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS TP VOL 04 ENTER THE STINGERS
JUDGE DREDD CAPE & COWL CRIMES TP
LEGIONNAIRES TP BOOK 01
MANARA CARAVAGGIO HC VOL 01 PALETTE AND SWORD
MICKEY MOUSE DARK MINES OF PHANTOM METAL TP
REALIST ORIGINAL GN HC PLUG PLAY
RUNAWAYS TP VOL 03 GOOD DIE YOUNG TP NEW PTG
SAVAGE TP
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP TP VOL 03
SMURFS GN VOL 21 WILD SMURF
STAR WARS BIG GOLDEN BOOK NEW HOPE
SUICIDE SQUAD SECRET FILES TP
TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 16 CHASING PHANTOMS
TOPPU GP GN VOL 01
VIGILANTE BY MARV WOLFMAN TP VOL 01
WET MOON GN VOL 03 FURTHER REALMS NEW ED
WOODS TP VOL 06
WORLD OF TANKS TP

MERCH
ALIEN MUSCLE FIGURES PACK B
ALIEN MUSCLE FIGURES PACK C
ALIEN MUSCLE FIGURES PACK D
HARLEY QUINN RED WHITE & BLACK STATUE BY JIM LEE
STREET FIGHTER II MUSCLE FIGURES PACK A
STREET FIGHTER II MUSCLE FIGURES PACK B
STREET FIGHTER II MUSCLE FIGURES PACK C

BACK IN STOCK

RAT QUEENS #1 2ND PTG

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

DARK HORSE COMICS GIVEAWAY!


Doing some cleaning up around a comic book store some times results in some pretty cool finds. Finds that work out really well for YOU!


Thanks to the wonderful folks at Dark Horse comics we have 4 incredible Dark Horse packs to giveaway.


The Dark Horse Packs contain: 
-5 Dark Horse title postcards
-5 Dark Horse title mini posters
-1 I <3 Dark Horse sticker
-1 Dark Horse material patch
-1 Dark Horse sampler comic

To go into the draw for your chance to win one of these fantastic Dark Horse packs, all you need to do is comment "Whedon-verse, Hellboy, Aliens, Predator, Sin City, the list goes on and on. _____, I think you'd really like their stuff!" and fill the blank with a tag of the person you'd feel needs a little more Dark Horse Comics in their life and you'll be entered in the draw.

*Winning entries will also get a second copy of the sampler book and the I <3 Dark Horse sticker to give to the person they tagged.

Terms and Conditions:

-Only entries made via the comments on the Facebook post will be included in the draw.
-Entries will be "liked" by All Star to notify the comment have been entered in the draw,
-All entries will go into the All Star Barrel and winners will be drawn at random.
-Entries close 6pm Monday the 10th of April and winners will be announced Tuesday the 11th and notified soon after as to how to collect their prizes.

A huge thanks again to talented folks at Dark Horse Comics for their excellent selection of titles!

Friday, March 31, 2017

New Comics For Wednesday 5th of April

  

Oh my goodness!
ALL OF THE THINGS! Just look at all of these lovely things! 

Suburban satanists recovering from a global recession in local creator Jason Franks', SIXSMITHS GN VOL 02. Is the dark lord punishing them for their weakness after their church burns down? Read it and find out. 

Recently in town, author Neil Gaiman gets the jump on the new TV series based on one of his most popular pieces of work, joined by collaborator P. Craig Russell for the comic adaptation, NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #1.

The write up for this book promises to be the throw down of the century with only one man leading Hydra into a new era. Leading directly into Marvel next event, Secret Empire, watch Red Skull get his comeuppance in CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #15.

A space epic involving the Inhuman Royal Family? Yes please. The final Inhuman tells the tale of a mighty 7 heading to the stars, with only 6 to return. And the knowledge they obtain could change the course of destiny in ROYALS #1.

Straight from the big screen to your hands.
The comic adaption of STAR WARS ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION #1 (OF 6) is perfect for any of us who fear the Death Star, or Vader...or the Dark Side.

It's the most X-epic team of all time. Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Prestige(?), Old Man Logan, Storm and Colossus! X-MEN GOLD #1. What more do you need?

Nothing will ever been the same for the caped crusader after this week's final battle with Bane. There will be blood in BATMAN #20.

Zelda dreams big, which is handy for a girl that lives in a world of dreams. This new series from Image Comics see's Zelda on the run in our world, selling tickets to the dreamscape just to make ends meet in BLACK CLOUD #1.

Paznina warlords ruined her family and now finally Thea's vengeance is within grasp in the new outstanding sci-fi fantasy series from Image, EXTREMITY #2.

From Eisner nominated writer Kyle Starks (Sex Castle- Have you read it? It's a really funny 80's action movie in comic book form. You should check it out) comes ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #1, a tale of hard travelling hobos on the run from the Devil.

His allies bruised and battered, Green Arrow stands alone as he prepares to fight for his life.GREEN ARROW TP VOL 02 ISLAND OF SCARS (REBIRTH).

If you haven't started reading this zombie Manga yet then you really need to get into gear. With the haunted woods behind them, our heroes find that even shrines are no longer safe in I AM A HERO OMNIBUS TP VOL 03.

Dinosaurs and country fairs galore as super pals Superman and Batman teach the youngin's a thing or two in heartfelt, SUPERMAN TP VOL 02 TRIALS OF THE SUPER SON (REBIRTH).

The long awaited third installment begins in AMORY WARS GOOD APOLLO #1 (OF 12). From Claudio Sanchez (Frontman of Coheed and Cambria) comes an epic tale of greed and heaven's fence.

Written and draw by Rick and Morty-Lil poopy superstar's Sarah Graley, KIM REAPER #1 is about two university students juggling the problems with dating and having a part time job guiding souls to the after life. This issue also stars a LOT of cats.

A tale of art thievery and pretty exotic birds, ELEANOR & THE EGRET #1 by the Maxx', Sam Keith is sure to take us on a grand adventure.

For fans of CW'S Riverdale and hunky dudes comes a new ongoing series set in the TV series world. Catch up with all the goss in RIVERDALE (ONGOING) #1.
Also back on the shelves this week is the start joint of all this new Riverdale goodness in
 ARCHIE TP VOL 01.

Oracle has declared war on Gotham city and Batgirl is a little offended that this person is smearing her legacy...as well as declaring war we guess in BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 01 WHO IS ORACLE.

Little Artie the robot has only ever had one task to perfrom. When the world suddenly ends he is left to ponder what the meaning of life really is in the lighthearted, (also very Wall-E inspired) Sci Fi adventure,  LOOK HC.

Friendship to the Max! LUMBERJANES TP VOL 06 sees our friends meet Seasfarin' Karen for adventure on the.... lake?

American politics, isn't it grand?! Saga's Brian K Vaughan gives us a look into the near future but showing us 100 year into the future when Canada's civilians must protect their livelyhood against the United States Of America in WE STAND ON GUARD TP.

The most well made and highly detailed movie version Harley Quinn action figure you could ever want arrives this week with SUICIDE SQUAD HARLEY QUINN S.H.FIGUARTS AF.

With golden lasso, shield and sword on hand DC ICONS WONDER WOMAN AF is ready to battle the Justice League movie haters this week.

Winners are grinners, and after this week's worth of books how could you not feel like a winner?!
Spot something you need us to stash for you, just be sure to let us know before Wednesday morning and we'll get it done!


MARVEL
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #19
AMERICA #2
AVENGERS #6
BULLSEYE #3 (OF 5)
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #15
CHAMPIONS #7
HAWKEYE #5
IRON FIST #2
JESSICA JONES #7
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN VS SINISTER SIX #9
NOVA #5
ROYALS #1
SLAPSTICK #5
SPIDER-MAN #15
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #16
SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING PRELUDE #2 (OF 2)
STAR WARS #30
STAR WARS ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION #1 (OF 6)
UNCANNY AVENGERS #22
X-MEN GOLD #1

DC COMICS
AQUAMAN #20
BATMAN #20
CYBORG #11
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #25
DEATHSTROKE #16
FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM #4 (OF 6)
FLINTSTONES #10
GREEN ARROW #20
GREEN LANTERNS #20
HARLEY QUINN #17
INJUSTICE GROUND ZERO #9
JUSTICE LEAGUE #18
NIGHTWING #18
SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL #7
SUPERMAN #20

VERTIGO
EVERAFTER FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #8
SAVAGE THINGS #2 (OF 8)

BOOM
AMORY WARS GOOD APOLLO #1 (OF 12)
BRAVE CHEF BRIANNA #2
GIANT DAYS #25
GOLDIE VANCE #11
WOODS #31

DARK HORSE
BALTIMORE THE RED KINGDOM #3
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #1
SLAYER REPENTLESS #2 (OF 3)

DYNAMITE
JAMES BOND #2
SOVEREIGNS #0

IDW
ANGRY BIRDS FLIGHT SCHOOL #2
ANIMAL NOIR #3 (OF 4)
BOX OFFICE POISON COLOR COMICS #4
BRUTAL NATURE CONCRETE FURY #2 (OF 5)
DARKNESS VISIBLE #3
DONALD DUCK #19
GHOSTBUSTERS 101 #1
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #25
KILL SHAKESPEARE PAST IS PROLOGUE JULIET #1 (OF 4)
MICHAEL RECYCLE #2 (OF 4)
MICKEY MOUSE #19
REVOLUTION AW YEAH #1
STARSTRUCK OLD PROLDIERS NEVER DIE #3 (OF 6)
UNCLE SCROOGE #25

IMAGE
BLACK CLOUD #1
EXTREMITY #2
MIGHTY MAN (ONE SHOT)
PAPER GIRLS #13
PLANETOID PRAXIS #3 (OF 6)
ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #1
SONS OF THE DEVIL #11
SUN BAKERY #2
THEYRE NOT LIKE US #15
WALKING DEAD #166

ONI
KIM REAPER #1

VALIANT
FAITH (ONGOING) #10

MISC
CAPTAIN KID #5
DARK SOULS TALES OF EMBER #1 (OF 2)
DOCTOR WHO GHOST STORIES #1 (OF 4)
ELEANOR & THE EGRET #1
JUGHEAD #14
LITTLE ARCHIE ONE SHOT
MOTOR GIRL #5
PENNY DREADFUL #1
PROVIDENCE #12 (OF 12)
RIVERDALE (ONGOING) #1
SQUARRIORS VOL 02 SUMMER #2 (OF 4)
TANK GIRL WORLD WAR TANK GIRL #1 (OF 4)

MAGAZINES
LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #2
2000 AD 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

TRADES
ANNA AND FROGA WANT A GUMBALL HC
ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 15
ASTRO BOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 07
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 01 WHO IS ORACL
BATMAN SUPERMAN HC VOL 06 UNIVERSES FINEST
BATMAN SUPERMAN TP VOL 05 TRUTH HURTS
CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC COLLECTION TP JUSTICE IS SERVED
CARTOON UTOPIA GN
CHEW OMNIVORE ED HC VOL 06
COLOR YOUR OWN GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP
DAREDEVIL BY BRUBAKER AND LARK OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 NEW PTG
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS LEGEND OF DRIZZT TP VOL 06 HALFINGS GEM
EARTH 2 SOCIETY TP VOL 03 A WHOLE NEW WORLD
ELECTRIC SUBLIME TP
FAR SIDE OF THE MOON STORY OF APOLLO 11 3RD MAN HC
FRUITS BASKET COLLECTORS ED TP VOL 11
GALAXYS GREATEST FOUR DECADES OF 2000 AD TP
GREEN ARROW TP VOL 02 ISLAND OF SCARS (REBIRTH)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 02 ROAD TO ANNIHILATION
GUIDEBOOK TO MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE HC VOL 01
KERASCOET HC SET
I AM A HERO OMNIBUS TP VOL 03
LOOK HC
LUMBERJANES TP VOL 06
MARVELS GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PRELUDE TP VOL 02
MIGHTY AVENGERS BY BENDIS TP COMPLETE COLLECTION
MONSTER HUNTER FLASH HUNTER GN VOL 07
SEARCHERS TP VOL 01
SIXSMITHS GN VOL 02
SPONGEBOB COMICS TP VOL 02 AQUATIC ADVENTURERS UNI
STAR WARS SPECIAL EDITION HC NEW HOPE
SUPERMAN TP VOL 02 TRIALS OF THE SUPER SON (REBIRTH)
TENKO KING GN VOL 01 NEW LEAF
WE STAND ON GUARD TP (MR)
WHAT PARSIFAL SAW GN

MERCH
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DC ICONS CYBORG DELUXE AF
DC ICONS DEATHSTROKE AF
DC ICONS STATIC MILESTONE ACTION FIGURE
DC ICONS SWAMP THING AF
DC ICONS WONDER WOMAN AF
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