What a week! It's time for the next Back Issue and Toy Fair with 1000's of recent back issues and a floor full on independent comic and toy sellers. Add to that a selection exclusive Local Comic Shop Day comics and books for all those rarity hunters out there. Then the cherry on top of this mega store event, local creator Ben Michael Byrne joins us with the return of his hit series Kranburn as well the latest issue of NSEW and the first issue of new series, Ektype!
PHEW! And that's before all the other features we've got planned for you.
Oh and don't forget, this week's list of books!
With eleven issues, a lot of Darkseid Is, more New Gods than you can shake a Mother Box at, and copious amounts of death, are you ready to take the final plunge with Tom King and Mitch Gerads' MISTER MIRACLE #12 (OF 12)? When we finally started to get some answers, Metron stole the show and made us rethink everything we thought we knew, which begs the ultimate question. The final question. Did Scott Free really escape death? Or was Mister Miracle unable to survive his greatest trick? Funky Flashman is selling tissues by the square for this one, so don't miss out!
After 55 years of saving the Earth, the world's mightiest heroes are now the most hated beings in AVENGERS #10. A spectacular, extra-sized issue, this 700th book depicting the Avengers, under the careful pen of Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness, will have them face off against Prince Namor's Defenders of the Deep! With a bonus tale starring the Avengers 1000000 BC, this is the ultimate celebration of Marvel's timeless team.
Thanos' elite force of minions, the Cull Obsidian, take the spotlight in BLACK ORDER #1 (OF 5). With Derek Landy, famed writer of Skulduggery Pleasant, teaming up with artist Philip Tan, they'll guide the exploits of the Black Order following the final climax of Infinity Wars.
With a tease of what's to come at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, get onboard the Captain Marvel train with MARVELS CAPTAIN MARVEL PRELUDE #1. Find out what Nick Fury and Maria Hill were up to during Infinity War and what made them call upon the hero we're all dying to see hit the big screen: Captain Marvel! Make sure to grab a copy of this one to tide you over until her film lands early next year.
The division ends, all three X-Men teams become one once more in UNCANNY X-MEN #1, the first issue in a 10-part, weekly series. Your favourite creators, Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Mahmud Asrar, Mark Bagley and more unite to bring the X-Men back into action after a tragic disappearance, in time for what may well be... their final adventure?
Steve Orlando and Travel Foreman tell a story from an unknown segment of the DC Universe's future in ELECTRIC WARRIORS #1 (OF 6), set in the Dark Cosmic Age. As part of a new universal coalition, the Earth is to send its best fighters to represent it as a diplomatic gladiator, and fight for Earth's right to have its say in the new government. However, when two fighters, one from the humans and one from the animals, are selected, will Earth be allowed to participate?
Embark upon a new era of Wonder Woman with the arrival of G. Willow Wilson as the new writer of WONDER WOMAN #58, with Cary Nord joining her on art. The God of War, Ares, has been imprisoned below Themyscira to repent his sins, but gentle coaxing from his new cellmate, Grail, will light a new spark of anger. With Ares escape, Diana will have to face him down once more, but the God of War is a different man, can Wonder Woman adjust to his new fury?
Return to Joss Whedon's sci-fi action masterpiece with FIREFLY #1 from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid, as they strive to tell the story everyone has been waiting for: the origin of Captain Malcolm Reynolds. A former soldier who stood against the unification of planets under the totalitarian regime of the Alliance, find out how Reynolds managed to assemble his ragtag crew of miscreants to pull off spectacular heists.
Continuing with Joss Whedon's creations, he himself brings back his popular Dr. Horrible in a new comic book series, starting with DR HORRIBLE BEST FRIENDS FOREVER #0. When Hourglass, the missus of time, starts messing with the timelines, Dr. Horrible will find that his enemy Captain Hammer is now his best friend. Will Dr. Horrible be able to put things right, or will he be content with this new bromance?
If you've finished the latest God of War video game, then be sure to keep the adventures going with GOD OF WAR #1 (OF 4). Kratos has finished his war against the Gods of Olympus, and now seeks solace in the Norse wilds. But peace is the last thing he finds when he gets caught up in a feud with a cult of berserkers after he saves an innocent from the claws of a monstrous bear. Maybe once he's kicked the cult to the curb can he have his rest... maybe.
At the inception of Alien 3, famed cyberpunk author, William Gibson, was given the task to write the screenplay; alas, creative differences led to the script being scrapped. Now, that original vision comes to life with WILLIAM GIBSON ALIEN 3 #1, which brings a more inspired Cold War element, as the cryogenically frozen bodies of Ripley and co. are intercepted by a group of powers that can little imagine the horror lying within one of those bodies... an Alien horror.
Go back to the 1920s with BITTER ROOT #1, set in the Renaissance of Harlem, New York City. But all is not as it seems, as monsters lurk and threaten to destroy humanity, with only the monster-hunting Sangerye family to protect it. However, the family numbers are dwindling, but the monsters only keep their numbers increasing. Will the human race finally run out of luck?
Written and illustrated by the new, brilliant Brazilian creator Arabson, his original graphic novella, ELISABETH DUMN AGAINST THE DEVILS IN SUITS (ONE-SHOT), is a horror adventure with elements of a surreal dreamscape mixed in. Elisabeth Dumn's father made a deal with the Devil long ago, and her soul was the payment. Now Elisabeth will need all her strength and rebellious attitude to escape the Devil's clutches.
Jeff Lemire's epic Black Hammer universe gets a little bigger with the release of DOCTOR STAR & KINGDOM OF LOST TOMORROWS TP. Featuring a dual-narrative, see both the present day struggles of the original Doctor Star and his efforts to pass his legacy on to his son, whilst being juxtaposed with his own career as a superhero during the Golden Age of Heroes.
Get to know writer Andrew Rostan in his memoir, FORM OF A QUESTION HC, with illustrations by Kate Kasenow. Rostan is excellent at remembering facts, and a huge fan of the quiz show Jeopardy. At age 22, he finds himself on that very show, finding the questions to the provided answers. More than that, however, Andrew learns more about what it means to be alive than he ever thought he could.
In the same vein as his wife, Luke Cage's continuing adventures leap out of the digital medium and onto some physical paper with LUKE CAGE MPGN TP EVERY MAN. Harlem is caught up in a heatwave, the residents look towards their local hero but Cage's already got a lot on his plate. Someone is targeting the top one percenters, killing them with mysterious illnesses. Luke sure has his work cut out for him this time, and unbreakable skin will only get him so far.
Old school creators Jim Starlin and Alan Davis unite again to bring you the sequel to the Infinity Siblings with THANOS HC INFINITY CONFLICT OGN. To protect all of reality, Adam Warlock made a desperate decision to give Thanos the Reality Gem, now that decision has come back to haunt the Marvel Universe. Coming so close to becoming the lord of all reality, Thanos' meddlesome brother may be all that stands between existence and obliteration.
The sequel to the critically acclaimed video game that no-one expected to happen finally does so with LIFE IS STRANGE #1, from Emma Vieceli and Claudia Leonardi. Return to the lives of fan-favourite characters Max and Chloe, which are torn between different universes. With the sins of Arcadia past on the horizon, can the two survive to the next adventure?
30 years on, the legacy of the film that launched Bruce Willis from TV actor to action movie star endures. Celebrate that history with DIE HARD ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY HC, which covers not just the making of the original, but also the sequels, video games and other media tie-ins. It's getting ever closer to Christmas, and there would be Dads all over the country who'd love to find this under their tree (wink wink).
A visionary who never received the adoration or acclaim she deserves, Roy William and Sylvian Dorange begin to correct that injustice with HEDY LAMARR AN INCREDIBLE LIFE GN. Hedy Lamarr was a woman far ahead of her time, from being a movie star in the Golden Age of Cinema alongside Judy Garland and Clark Gable, to designing a secret communications system for the Allies to use in World War II; which would form the blueprint for today's Wi-Fi technology. That's only a small portion of her achievements, so check out the full volume to get the inside scoop on Hedy Lamarr.
50 years since Patrick McGoohan's original Number Six found himself on a mysterious island, Peter Milligan and Colin Lorimer take you back to that same island in PRISONER TP VOL 01 UNCERTAINTY MACHINE. With a new Number Six on a mission to save a fellow agent, can he also save his own sanity and also take down the most mysterious Number One?
Get an in-depth look at the women featured in the expansive universe of Star Wars in STAR WARS WOMEN OF THE GALAXY HC. With characters new and old, from Princess Leia Organa and Padme Amidala to Rey and Ahsoka Tano, this volume contains insights and behind the scenes info on each character, written by Amy Radcliffe, as well as featuring artwork from various women and non-binary creators.
Christopher Chaboute lends his stylings to Jack London's renowned short story, the eponymous TO BUILD A FIRE GN. A gripping story of man vs. the wilderness, Chaboute's black and white artistic flare brings a new level of tension to the story, and is a good doorway into other works by both the artist and the original writer, Jack London.
The final volume in Sophie Campell's critically-accalimed Wet Moon series arrives with WET MOON GN VOL 07. Following the climactic events of the previous volume, Myrtle is locked away in prison, whilst Trilby has recovered in hospital and is safe once more. But now Cleo, Mara, Audrey and Martin must do their best to support Trilby, whilst trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and work towards the future.
Looking at all those new Marvel Legends figures and wishing they looked a little more old school? Well, friends, Marvel and Hasbro have you covered with MARVEL SUPER HEROES VINTAGE 6IN AF ASST 201802. Featuring Black Panther, Ant-Man, Wasp, Hawkeye, the Vision and the original Scarlet Spider, now you can have action figure collection of years gone by, but with today's manufacturing techniques.
The figures of the mighty M.U.S.C.L.E. forces are back for you to collect with ROBOTECH MUSCLE TRASH CAN FIGURE ASSORTMENT. Coming in a variety of colours, you'll get all 12 figures, but you better cross your fingers that your favourite one will be the randomly selected one to get the pristine gold glitter treatment.
Hold on, don't allocate all your budget towards all those retro Marvel figures until you've had a look at these vintage designed Star Wars figures with SW VINTAGE 3-3/4IN AF ASST 201801 series. Making retro-styled and packaged figurines from the latest Star Wars films, including Solo: A Star Wars Story, so be sure to add a spirit of the old days to your collection today!
So there it is, plenty to get excited about this week, even before we hit our event day on Saturday.
Spot something you need us to put aside for you, just let us know before close on Tuesday to get it sorted for you.
Until we see you next, stay safe, live life and read comics.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9
BLACK ORDER #1 (OF 5)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #5
COSMIC GHOST RIDER #5 (OF 5)
FANTASTIC FOUR #3
INFINITY WARS ARACHKNIGHT #1 (OF 2)
INFINITY WARS INFINITY WARPS #1 (OF 2)
MARVELS CAPTAIN MARVEL PRELUDE #1
MS MARVEL #36
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #312 SG
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #41
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #23
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #26
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #38
UNCANNY X-MEN #1
UNSTOPPABLE WASP #2
VAULT OF SPIDERS #2 (OF 2) SG
DETECTIVE COMICS #992
ELECTRIC WARRIORS #1 (OF 6)
MISTER MIRACLE #12 (OF 12)
PLASTIC MAN #6 (OF 6)
RED HOOD OUTLAW #28
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #31
SUICIDE SQUAD #48
TEEN TITANS GO #30
WONDER WOMAN #58
HOUSE OF WHISPERS #3
BY NIGHT #5 (OF 12)
GO GO POWER RANGERS #14
RUGRATS C IS FOR CHANUKAH SPECIAL #1
RUINWORLD #5 (OF 5)
STEVEN UNIVERSE HARMONY #4
DR HORRIBLE BEST FRIENDS FOREVER #0
DRAGON AGE DECEPTION #2
GOD OF WAR #1 (OF 4)
JOE GOLEM #3 (OF 5) THE DROWNING CITY
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS MY AINSEL #8
QUANTUM AGE FROM THE WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #4
WILLIAM GIBSON ALIEN 3 #1
JAMES BOND ORIGIN #3
LONE RANGER VOL 3 #2
RAINBOW BRITE #2
GHOSTBUSTERS CROSSING OVER #8
RISE OF THE TMNT #2
STAR TREK VS TRANSFORMERS #2 (OF 4)
TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #6 (OF 6)
BITTER ROOT #1
CEMETERY BEACH #3 (OF 7)
ELISABETH DUMN AGAINST THE DEVILS IN SUITS (ONE-SHOT)
GIDEON FALLS #8
HEY KIDS COMICS #4
INFINITE DARK #2
JOOK JOINT #2 (OF 5)
MAGE HERO DENIED #13 (OF 15)
MURDER FALCON #2
OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #9
PROXIMA CENTAURI #6 (OF 6)
THIEF OF THIEVES #42
SHADOW ROADS #5
BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1
CAPTAIN GINGER #2
COMICS COMICS QUARTERLY #1
DARK ARK #11
LIFE IS STRANGE #1
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY #5
PATIENCE CONVICTION REVENGE #3
SHADES OF MAGIC #2 (OF 4) STEEL PRINCE
VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER VOL 3 #5
AQUAMAN UNDERWORLD DELUXE EDITION HC
BAD MACHINERY POCKET ED GN VOL 06 CASE UNWELCOME V
BETTY & VERONICA VIXENS TP VOL 02
BINGO LOVE HC VOL 01 JACKPOT EDITION
BLACK PANTHER HC VOL 02 AVENGERS OF NEW WORLD
BROTHERS DRACUL TP VOL 01
CHECK PLEASE HOCKEY GN VOL 01
COLOSSAL KING CONAN HC
COMPLETE ELFQUEST TP VOL 05
CONAN OMNIBUS TP VOL 07 WITCHCRAFT AND WARFARE
DELICIOUS IN DUNGEON GN VOL 06
DEUCE OF HEARTS TP
DIE HARD ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY HC
DISNEY ROSA DUCK LIBRARY HC VOL 10 CASTLES OTHER S
DOCTOR STAR & KINGDOM OF LOST TOMORROWS TP
DOCTOR STRANGE HC VOL 02
DRAWN TO SEX GN SEX BASICS OH JOY SEX TOY
ENOLA HOLMES HC VOL 01 CASE OF THE MISSING MARQUES
FADE OUT TP
FORM OF A QUESTION HC
GOTHAM CITY GARAGE TP VOL 02
GREEN HORNET GENERATIONS TP
HAPPINESS GN VOL 08
HARROW COUNTY LIBRARY EDITION HC VOL 01
HEDY LAMARR AN INCREDIBLE LIFE GN
INCREDIBLE HULK EPIC COLLECTION TP LEADER LIVES
KINGDOM OF THE DWARFS HC
LUKE CAGE MPGN TP EVERY MAN
MARVEL KNIGHTS CAPTAIN AMERICA RIEBER CASSADAY TP
MARVELS TP REMASTERED ED
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS DLX HC YEAR TWO
MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR TP SANTA
MY NEW YORK MARATHON GN
NIGHTWING TP VOL 08 LETHAL FORCE
NORMALS TP VOL 01
PLANET OF THE APES URSUS TP
POKEMON POCKET COMICS CLASSIC GN
PRISONER TP VOL 01 UNCERTAINTY MACHINE
PUNISHER WAR MACHINE TP VOL 02
RADIANT GN VOL 02
RAT QUEENS DLX HC VOL 02
RECORD OF GRANCREST WAR GN VOL 01
RETROGRADE ORBIT GN
ROBOTECH ARCHIVES MACROSS SAGA TP VOL 03 (OF 3)
SANDMAN TP VOL 02 THE DOLLS HOUSE 30TH ANNIV ED
SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-VERSE GN TP FEARSOME FOES
SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-VERSE GN TP MILES MORALES
SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-VERSE GN TP SPIDER-GWEN
SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-VERSE GN TP SPIDER-MEN
STAR WARS WOMEN OF THE GALAXY HC
STARGATE ATLANTIS TP VOL 02
SUPERMAN ISNT JEWISH BUT I AM KINDA GN
TEEN TITANS GO TP VOL 05 FALLING STARS
THANOS HC INFINITY CONFLICT OGN
TO BUILD A FIRE GN
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 09 SQUIRRELS FALL
V FOR VENDETTA 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC
WET MOON GN VOL 07
X-MEN EPIC COLLECTION TP SENTINELS LIVE
YOTSUBA & ! GN VOL 14
DC CORE BATGIRL PVC STATUE
DOOMSDAY CLOCK COMEDIAN MARIONETTE AF 2 PACK
FUNKO SAVAGE WORLD HELLRAISER PINHEAD AF
MARVEL SUPER HEROES VINTAGE 6IN AF ASST 201802
ROBOTECH MUSCLE TRASH CAN FIGURE ASSORTMENT
SW VINTAGE 3-3/4IN AF ASST 201801
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MUNCHKIN