Sunday, February 3, 2019

New Comics For Wednesday 6th of February



Hey, guess who's birthday it is today? 8 years of comic book retailing and community, it's been a wild ride and here's to the next 8 years. Don't forget to look for out for our $500 Gift Voucher Birthday Giveaway raffle next time you are in store too!
Now let's dive in on this week's incoming comics!


The Age of X-Man has begun and the world is enjoying a utopic era, thanks to the X-Men. When the world is threatened in Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler and Marco Failla's AGE OF X-MAN MARVELOUS X-MEN #1 (OF 5), it is Jean Grey, Colossus, Storm, X-23, X-Man, Nature Girl, Magneto and Nightcrawler who fight together as the X-Men, and no-one had better suggest otherwise... or else.

At last, Chip Zdarsky gets his hands on the Man Without Fear as he begins what will be a modern classic with DAREDEVIL #1. Marvel's keeping this one close to the chest, folks, so to discover what lies in store for Matt Murdock and Hell's Kitchen, you'll have to pick up a copy. Make sure to put it on your order, it won't last long on the shelves.

When superheroes went out of vogue after World War II, Western gunslingers became the new comic book stars, and Marvel celebrates that era with GUNHAWKS #1, from Stray Bullets writers David and Maria Lapham, with Luca Pizzari on art. There were plenty of people looking for violence out on the American Frontier, and no-one brought it harder or bloodier than the Gunhawks.

Marvel's penchant for old folks continues with OLD MAN QUILL #1 (OF 12), following the life of Peter Quill, AKA Star Lord, after he takes his father's place as Emperor of Spartax. Despite his mighty position, Quill still yearns for his days of spacefaring after decades of tragedy wearing down his spirit. Feeling hollow and devoid of life, he soon feels his purpose return as the Guardians of the Galaxy come to him for one last mission.

Enjoy an untold tale of the Clone Wars from Jody Houser and Cory Smith with STAR WARS AOR ANAKIN SKYWALKER #1, starring the fabled chosen one and future Sith Lord, Anakin Skywalker. A chance arises that could allow the Republic to deal a serious blow against the Separatists, but can Anakin strike and stay true to the ways of the Jedi? Or will it just be another stepping stone towards the Dark Side? If that's not enough, maybe a little "Hello there" from a certain guest-starring Jedi general will spark your interest.

The week to week slew of Uncanny X-Men is over, and now Matthew Rosenberg and Salvador Larocca bring stability to the mutant team with UNCANNY X-MEN #11. With Cyclops and Wolverine back from the dead, it's up to them to rebuild the legacies they left behind for they are... mutantkind's last hope!

Joshua Williamson takes the reins from Tom King as Batman and the Flash crossover in BATMAN #64 THE PRICE, featuring artwork from Guillem March. A cold case from the Justice League's past heats up, but the World's Greatest Detective and the Fastest Man Alive are at each other's throats following the Sanctuary tragedy. Now the two must bury the hatchet and stop the mastermind pulling the strings, who seems to have the fallen hero Gotham Girl under their thumb.

All their lives, Granny Goodness has trained her own personal team of fighting females with a furious disposition, but every time the New Gods are at war, it's only the men who seem to fight. Now Granny turns the tides in FEMALE FURIES #1 (OF 6), from Cecil Castellucci and Adriana Melo, pitting Big Barda, Aurelie, Mad Harriet, Lashina, Bernadeth and Stompa against the Forever People of New Genesis.

In 1969, seventeen year old Kathy Sartori was attacked and thrown into Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay by an unknown assailant. Through a miracle, Kathy survived and fought her way back to the surface, only to find that fifty years has passed in JM DeMatteis and Corin Howell's GIRL IN THE BAY #1, and a doppelganger has taken her place. Now she's going to fight to reclaim her life and avenge herself at the same time.

Mark Russell and Mirko Colak bring the She-Devil of the Hyrkanian Steppes back into her own ongoing series with RED SONJA #1. Red Sonja is ready to continue to defend her lands from sorceresses and potential world conquerors, displaying swordplay that put even the most talented of men to shame. Don't miss out on this brand new jumping on point.

A new series in the GI Joe series arrives from acclaimed creator of Copra and overall comic auteur, Michel Fiffe with GI JOE SIERRA MUERTE #1. This love letter to the long-running franchise features your favourite eccentric military commandos facing off and taking down out-of-this-world terrorists as the continuing battle between the GI Joe unit and Cobra reins.

In the debut issue of this new miniseries, times are turbulent, and the police are considered the people's enemy. Therefore, Detective Chip Christopher will have to walk the thin line between racism and lawful fact in VINDICATION #1 (OF 4). Chip is embroiled in a murder case, and his main suspect is a young African American man with a shady past and a previous exoneration from a similar murder. Will the court of law settle this case, or the court of public opinion?

When the sunken city of Atlantis rises to the surface and threatens the Earth's power balance, it's up to the Suicide Squad to drown it once again in AQUAMAN SUICIDE SQUAD SINK ATLANTIS TP. Dan Abnett, Rob Williams, Joe Bennett, Jordi Tarragona and more bring you the ultimate showdown between a ragtag of villains trying to do "good" against an actual superhero.

Matt Kindt and David Rubin bring you a second helping of their fantastic Ether series with ETHER II TP VOL 02 COPPER GOLEMS, featuring a scientific hero trying to maintain balance between the Earth and a magical world called Ether. The barriers between the worlds are breaking down, and it's up to Boone Dias and his team to seal the breaches and restore the natural balance.

With the shift from Dark Horse Comics to Boom! Studios, all new Firefly comics are coming our way. But if you missed out on the previous run of comics starring Malcolm Reynolds and co. then don't despair, for Boom has you covered with FIREFLY LEGACY EDITION TP VOL 02. With new, cost-effective reprints of comics set after the film Serenity, featuring the writing talent of original creator Joss Whedon, you can't go pass this steal of a deal.

Amidst the rise of the Inhumans, Kamala Khan found herself to be part of their number, gaining awesome powers after being exposed to the Terrigen Mists. From there, Kamala took on the title of Ms. Marvel and became a breakout sensation, as well as one of the greatest heroes of the last decade. Now your best chance to experience her early days of crime fighting and rising up the learning curve with MS MARVEL GN-TP KAMALA KHAN, which collects the first eleven issues of her debut series, from G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona.

Finally back in print, Matt Fraction and Mike Deodato's time taking Frank Castle through Marvel's Civil War and beyond begins with PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL FRACTION TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COLLECTION. He'll battle against Captain America, Winter Soldier and many other superheroes in the pursuit of delivering his own brand of justice on New York City.

With the new Shazam! movie upon us, now is a great time to check out the brand new printing of SHAZAM THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL TP NEW ED, from the acclaimed creator of Bone, Jeff Smith. Billy Batson has made a few foes over his superheroic career as Captain Marvel, and now the worst of the worst have formed an evil team to take him down, with Doctor Thaddeus Bodog Sivana at the helm. Perfect for people of all ages, and a great introduction to a character with decades of stories under his cape.

The epic road trip story of 2018 from Dustin Weaver and Ben Bates is collected in its entirety in TMNT BEBOP & ROCKSTEADY HIT THE ROAD TP, with the longtime TMNT adversaries, Bebop and Rocksteady, journeying across America, back to NYC. If they fail to make it back in time? They'll revert to their weaker, normal human forms, and the Turtles will have to find new foes to fight.

If the new Aquaman movie has wet your appetite for underwater adventures, then you should check out a copy of VOYAGE TO THE DEEP HC, from Sam Glanzman. With four stories set on Proteus, the atomic submarine, see how regular humans going about their day-to-day business 20, 000 leagues under the sea deal with undersea beasts.

From long-time comic book scribe, Marv Wolfman comes a Superman epic a decade in the making with MAN AND SUPERMAN 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1, and you know it's good when Wolfman prolaims it the "best Superman story I've ever written". With art from Claudio Castellini, get a fresh look at the Man of Steel's first days protecting Metropolis, and the lessons he learns along the way.

A feat never before performed is achieved as Sydney writer Mat Groom's SELF MADE #3 makes our preview list for the third month running. If that's not a sign of quality, we don't know what is! Amala and her creator are caught up in the machinations of the evil Brycemere and his zombie robot army. For them to survive, the creator and the creation must put aside their differences, or they will be destroyed.

The transformation sequences of Sailor Moon along with the violence of Kick Ass are combined into one package with MAGICAL BEATDOWN #1, from Jenn Woodall. A seemingly average girl has the ability to transform into a foul-mouthed, blood knight of a Magical Girl, and she's ready to take down any street criminal that gets in her way with her arsenal of magical weapons.

Betrayed and exiled for by his own people, Lord Oberon, former king of the faeries, begins plotting his return to his rightful place in OBERON #1, from Ryan Parrott and Milos Slavkovic. Following the trail leading to the innocent child of prophecy, Oberon will manipulate her to do his bidding.

Visionary creator, Shaun Tan, provides an allegory for growing up and striving to achieve the best you can with CICADA HC PICTURE BOOK. A little cicada has worked hard his entire life, and earns very little in recognition for what he does. But one day, his hard efforts will pay off as he transforms into something beautiful. A wonderful form of personal aspiration and inspiration awaits inside for anyone curious enough to take a look.

After many adventures, the final, brutal fight between Jotaro Kujo and Dio is unleashed in Hirohiko Araki's JOJOS BIZARRE ADV 3 STARDUST CRUSADERS HC VOL 10. As the ending begins, can Jotaro overcome Dio, or will Dio's overwhelming power lead him to getting his revenge on his eternal foes, the Joestar family?

A new series of DIY books from First Second begins with MAKER COMICS GN FIX A CAR, guiding you through basic roadside fixes and useful ways to prevent car damage. All of these fun lessons are presented in the way of the stories of Lena, Mason, Abner, Rocky and Esther; five car crazy teens who can't wait to hit the road. It's a lot of fun from Chris Schweizer, and you might learn a few useful hints about car maintenance too.

The heroes' raid against the Hassaikai gang is in full effect in the latest volume of Kouhei Horikoshi's critically acclaimed shonen manga with MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 17. Lemillion fights Overhaul to save Eri's life, while Midoriya tries to help his mentor, despite the possible fate Nighteye has forseen.

Books books books! So many new books to read, so you may also want something else to kill the time with while you recover your senses between each one. In which case, be sure to grab BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES GOTHAM UNDER SIEGE GAME, for hours of fun where you and your friends and family take the role of a member of the Batfamily to clean the dirty streets of Gotham!

What? It's February already? Good grief, that means we're due another round of solicitations with PREVIEWS #365 FEBRUARY 2019. Full of announcements for new comics and trades and toys, make sure you take note of everything you want to order, because their release dates will creep up on you, and it's best to be prepared. If you can't get your hands on a copy, we'll soon be uploading our Previews album, so keep an eye on your social media.

And there it is, another week of comic goodness ready for the reading. Spot a thing or tow you are after, just let us know before close Tuesday to get it sorted.
Until we see you next, have a great week, live life and read comics.


MARVEL
AGE OF X-MAN MARVELOUS X-MEN #1 (OF 5)
ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6
AVENGERS #14
CHAMPIONS #2
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #3
DAREDEVIL #1
DEADPOOL #9
GUNHAWKS #1
IMMORTAL HULK #13
KILLMONGER #4 (OF 5)
OLD MAN QUILL #1 (OF 12)
STAR WARS #61
STAR WARS AOR ANAKIN SKYWALKER #1
TONY STARK IRON MAN #8
TRUE BELIEVERS CAPTAIN MARVEL MS MARVEL #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #11
WOLVERINE LONG NIGHT ADAPTATION #2 (OF 5)
X-23 #9

DC COMICS
ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #7 (OF 12)
BATMAN #64 THE PRICE
CURSE OF BRIMSTONE #11
DEATHSTROKE #40 (ARKHAM)
FEMALE FURIES #1 (OF 6)
GREEN ARROW #49
GREEN LANTERN #4
HARLEY QUINN #58
JUSTICE LEAGUE #17
MAN AND SUPERMAN 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1
SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK FILES #4 (OF 6)
UNITED STATES VS MURDER INC #6 (OF 6)
YOUNG JUSTICE #2

VERTIGO
DREAMING #6

BOOM
EMPTY MAN #4
GIANT DAYS #47
WWE #25

DARK HORSE
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #13
GIRL IN THE BAY #1
HALO LONE WOLF #2 (OF 4)
LAGUARDIA #3 (MR)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 #4
SWORD DAUGHTER #6
UMBRELLA ACADEMY HOTEL OBLIVION #5

DYNAMITE
RED SONJA #1
VAMPIRELLA REANIMATOR #2

IDW
GI JOE SIERRA MUERTE #1
MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #2
RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #4 (OF 4)
RISE OF THE TMNT #5
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #13

IMAGE
CEMETERY BEACH #6 (OF 7)
CURSE WORDS #20
DIE #3
FREEZE #3
GASOLINA #15
PRODIGY #3 (OF 6)
SELF MADE #3
UNNATURAL #7 (OF 12)
VINDICATION #1 (OF 4)
WALKING DEAD #188

ONI
INVADER ZIM #39
SHADOW ROADS #6

MISC
ARCHIE #702
ARCHIE 1941 #5 (OF 5)
DOCTOR WHO 13TH #4
MAGICAL BEATDOWN #1
OBERON #1
SNAP FLASH HUSTLE #2 (OF 4)
THESE SAVAGE SHORES #3
WORN TUFF ELBOW #2
WRONG EARTH #6

MAGAZINES
PREVIEWS #365 FEBRUARY 2019

TRADES
AMAZING WORLD GUMBALL ORIGINAL GN VOL 06 MIDSUMMER
AQUAMAN SUICIDE SQUAD SINK ATLANTIS TP
BETROTHED TP VOL 01 LOVE OR DIE
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA OLD MAN JACK TP VOL 03
BLACK TORCH GN VOL 03
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW TP VOL 02 PANDEMONIUM
CATALYST PRIME NOBLE TP VOL 03 NO ONE MAN
CICADA HC PICTURE BOOK
CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION TP DARKSOME HILLS
DIE WERGELDER GN VOL 02
ETHER II TP VOL 02 COPPER GOLEMS
FEATHERS ORIGINAL GN
FIREFLY LEGACY EDITION TP VOL 02
GARFIELD HOMECOMING TP
I AM BILLIE JEAN KING YR HC
INFINITY GAUNTLET TP DELUXE EDITION
JOJOS BIZARRE ADV 3 STARDUST CRUSADERS HC VOL 10
KAIJUMAX DELUXE ED HC VOL 01
LOIS LOWRY GIVER GN
LOST IN SPACE COUNTDOWN TO DANGER HC GN VOL 01
LOWLIFES TP
MAKER COMICS GN BAKE LIKE A PRO
MAKER COMICS GN FIX A CAR
MARVELS CAPTAIN MARVEL PRELUDE TP
MIRACULOUS TALES LADYBUG CAT NOIR S2 TP GOTCHA
MIRACULOUS TALES LADYBUG CAT NOIR S2 TP NO EVIL DO
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR GN TP VOL 01 BEGINNIN
MS MARVEL GN-TP KAMALA KHAN
MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 17
NEW SUPER MAN & THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CHINA TP
ONE PIECE GN VOL 89
POWERS TP BOOK 03 NEW EDITION
PRINCELESS RAVEN PIRATE PRINCESS TP VOL 06 GOLDEN
PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 08
PUNISHER EPIC COLLECTION TP KINGPIN RULES
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL FRACTION TP VOL 01 COMPLETE
SHAZAM THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL TP NEW ED
SIMPSONS COMICS SHOWSTOPPER TP
SOUL LIQUID CHAMBERS GN VOL 03
STARSEEDS HC VOL 02
THROUGH A LIFE GN
TMNT BEBOP & ROCKSTEADY HIT THE ROAD TP
TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME TP VOL 05
VENOMNIBUS HC VOL 02
VOYAGE TO THE DEEP HC
WALLY WOOD DARE DEVIL ACES HC
WOLVERINE TP LOGAN NEW PTG

MERCH
BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES GOTHAM UNDER SIEGE GAME EXC
DC BOMBSHELLS HARLEY QUINN SEPIA TONE VAR STATUE
DC ESSENTIALS SHAZAM & BLACK ADAM AF 2 PACK
HARLEY QUINN RED WHITE & BLACK STATUE BY CHEN STAT

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