Sunday, October 31, 2021

New Comics For Week Of THURSDAY 4th November


And just like that, we're back!
It's been a pretty crazy 48 hours since we re-opened for the first time in months and we are so thankfully to see your faces (sort of) and how eager you all were to get back into your books!
It was super encouraging but again, we wouldn't have made it this far without your support, so thank you yet again.

Beyond re-opening there is some pretty incredible books due this week.
Highlights we can absolutely recommend.
Tom Taylor's Game of Thrones DC tale, Dark Knights of Steel,
Tom King and Greg Smallwood's stunning master of disguise murder mystery, Human Target 
and of course Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin's captivating coming of age, kid detective, Elder Gods graphic novel, FRIDAY.

But just a small selection of the beauties you can finally come in and see for yourself! 
What a treat!

If there is something extra you are after make sure to get your requests to us before 5pm Monday to give us the best chance to secure you what you are after as we'll have limited shelf stock available.
Until we next see or hear from you, stay safe, live life and read comics!


HIGHLIGHT LIST

BATMAN SUPERMAN AUTHORITY SPECIAL #1

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #1 (OF 12)

HUMAN TARGET #1 (OF 12)

SHEENA QUEEN JUNGLE #1

TMNT BEST OF APRIL O NEIL

A THING CALLED TRUTH #1 (OF 5)

MAGIC ORDER 2 #1 (OF 6)

NEWBURN #1

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE AVENGERS #1

STRANGE ACADEMY PRESENTS DEATH DOCTOR STRANGE #1

AMERICAN VAMPIRE 1976 HC (MR)

BEASTS OF BURDEN OCCUPIED TERRITORY HC

BUCKAROO BANZAI AGAINST WORLD CRIME LEAGUE NOVEL HC

CRITICAL ROLE MIGHTY NEIN ORIGINS HC JESTER

DIE TP VOL 04 BLEED (MR)

EVIL DEAD 40TH ANNIVERSARY ED HC

FRIDAY TP BOOK 01 FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS

JOKER HC VOL 01

LUMBERJANES TP VOL 20

PROCTOR VALLEY ROAD TP

HARBINGER (2021) #1

AFTER DARK ONE SHOT

CHILLING ADVENTURES IN SORCERY ONE SHOT

GUILLEM MARCH LAURA #1

HEATHENS #1

MY BAD #1 (OF 5)

KNIGHTED #1 (OF 5)

RUSH #1 CVR A GOODEN

BALLAD FOR SOPHIE GN

BATMAN (2020) TP VOL 01 THEIR DARK DESIGNS

BITE MAKER KINGS OMEGA GN VOL 01 (MR)

CREATIVE GENE HIDEO KOJIMA HC

EC ARCHIVES HAUNT OF FEAR TP VOL 01

LIFE IS STRANGE TP VOL 05 COMING HOME

MASHLE MAGIC & MUSCLES GN VOL 03

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA COMPENDIUM TP (MR)

TINY DANCER GN

TRUE LIVES FABULOUS KILLJOYS CALIFORNIA DLX HC

Y THE LAST MAN COMPENDIUM ONE TP TV TIE-IN COVER (MR)


DARK HORSE COMICS

CRITICAL ROLE VOX MACHINA ORIGINS III #4 (OF 6)

HELLBOY BONES OF GIANTS #1 (OF 4)

LAST FLIGHT OUT #3 (OF 6)

LUCKY DEVIL #4 (OF 4)

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ORPHAN & FIVE BEASTS #3 (OF 4)

ORVILLE ARTIFACTS #1 (OF 2)

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

STRANGER THINGS WINTER SPECIAL ONE-SHOT 

 

 

DC COMICS

ARKHAM CITY THE ORDER OF THE WORLD #2 (OF 6)

BATMAN #116 (FEAR STATE)

BATMAN REPTILIAN #5 (OF 6)

BATMAN SUPERMAN AUTHORITY SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)

BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE SEASON II #6 (OF 7)

CRUSH & LOBO #6 (OF 8)

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #1 (OF 12)

DC HORROR PRESENTS SOUL PLUMBER #2 (OF 6)

HUMAN TARGET #1 (OF 12)

ICON & ROCKET SEASON ONE #4 (OF 6)

JOKER PRESENTS A PUZZLEBOX #4 (OF 7)

JUSTICE LEAGUE INFINITY #5 (OF 7)

MISTER MIRACLE THE SOURCE OF FREEDOM #6 (OF 6)

SUPERMAN 78 #3 (OF 6)

SWAMP THING #9 (OF 10)

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #7

 

DYNAMITE

JENNIFER BLOOD #2

RED SONJA (2021) #3

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

SHEENA QUEEN JUNGLE #1

VAMPIVERSE #3

 

 

IDW PUBLISHING

SLEEPING BEAUTIES #7 (OF 10) 

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

STAR TREK MIRROR WAR #2 (OF 8) 

TMNT BEST OF APRIL O NEIL

 

 

IMAGE COMICS

A THING CALLED TRUTH #1 (OF 5)

FIRE POWER BY KIRKMAN & SAMNEE #17

FRONTIERSMAN #2 (MR)

INKBLOT #13

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

KILLADELPHIA #18

MAGIC ORDER 2 #1 (OF 6)

ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK #4 (OF 5) (MR)

NEWBURN #1

PRIMORDIAL #2 (OF 6)

RADIANT BLACK #9

SILVER COIN #6

WALKING DEAD DLX #26

 

 

MARVEL PRH

AMAZING FANTASY #4 (OF 5)

DARKHAWK #3 (OF 5)

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE AVENGERS #1

STAR WARS #18 WOBH

STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #17 WOBH

STRANGE ACADEMY PRESENTS DEATH DOCTOR STRANGE #1

THOR #18

WINTER GUARD #3 (OF 4)

X-MEN LEGENDS #8

 

ONI

AGGRETSUKO OUT OF OFFICE #1

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

DIRTBAG RAPTURE #2

RICK AND MORTY RICKS NEW HAT #4

 

VALIANT

HARBINGER (2021) #1

 

MISC

AFTER DARK ONE SHOT

BLADE RUNNER 2029 #9

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

BLUE FLAME #5

BREATHERS #6

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

CHILLING ADVENTURES IN SORCERY ONE SHOT

DESTINY NY #7 (MR)

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

GUILLEM MARCH LAURA #1

HEATHENS #1

MY BAD #1 (OF 5)

KNIGHTED #1 (OF 5)

RUSH #1 

STRANGE ATTRACTORS (ITS ALIVE) #5

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

TANGLED RIVER #1

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

TURBO KID APPLES LOST ADVENTURE #2 (OF 2)

 

MAGAZINE

COMIC BOOK CREATOR #26

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

HEAVY METAL #311 CVR A QUINTANA (MR)

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

MARVEL PREVIEWS VOL 06 #2 NOVEMBER 2021

STAR WARS INSIDER #206 

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

 

 

TRADES

AGGRETSUKO MEET HER WORLD HC

AMERICAN VAMPIRE 1976 HC (MR)

BALLAD FOR SOPHIE GN

BATMAN (2020) TP VOL 01 THEIR DARK DESIGNS

BEASTS OF BURDEN OCCUPIED TERRITORY HC

BITE MAKER KINGS OMEGA GN VOL 01 (MR)

BUCKAROO BANZAI AGAINST WORLD CRIME LEAGUE NOVEL

CREATIVE GENE HIDEO KOJIMA HC

CRITICAL ROLE MIGHTY NEIN ORIGINS HC JESTER

CUTTING EDGE TP VOL 01

DC COMICS GIRLS UNITE BOX SET

DIE TP VOL 04 BLEED (MR)

EC ARCHIVES HAUNT OF FEAR TP VOL 01

EVIL DEAD 40TH ANNIVERSARY ED HC (MR)

FRIDAY TP BOOK 01 FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS (MR)

HOUSE TP (MR)

JOKER HC VOL 1

LEARN TO COUNT WITH JOHNNY RAMONE BOARD BOOK

LIFE IS STRANGE TP VOL 05 COMING HOME

LUMBERJANES TP VOL 20

MASHLE MAGIC & MUSCLES GN VOL 03

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS NECESSARY EVIL DLX ED

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA COMPENDIUM TP (MR)

PEOPLE INSIDE HC (NEW ED)

PROCTOR VALLEY ROAD TP (MR)

ROCKSTARS COMPLETE TP

SPIDER-MAN NO WAY HOME SPIDER-MANS VERY STRANGE DAY

TALE OF THE OUTCASTS GN VOL 01

TINY DANCER GN

TRUE LIVES FABULOUS KILLJOYS CALIFORNIA DLX HC

UNDEAD UNLUCK GN VOL 04 (MR)

UPGRADE SOUL COLLECTORS EDITION HC (MR)

Y THE LAST MAN COMPENDIUM ONE TP TV TIE-IN COVER (MR)


Saturday, October 30, 2021

ALL- NEW ALL STAR RECOMMENDS #4 OCTOBER 2021







Happy Halloween!



This time last year I wanted absolutely nothing to do with horror. Burned out and trying not to get too depressed about the state of the world, I went absolutely anti-horror and instead put together a bunch of Instagram posts for All Star that I called “ambient comics,” showcasing moments of peace in comics from all over the world and trying to encourage some mindfulness I myself greatly needed.


For whatever reason, I’m back full force into horror mode this year. I do appreciate, however, that many readers may not be, so I thought carefully and this year we are going for mood, atmospherics and absolutely gorgeous art over fright, transgression and bloody violence.


I hope you’re well and if you’re able to enjoy some spookiness this year, may you get the good, cathartic scaring you’re after.





FEATURED COMIC:

HOPE...FOR THE FUTURE

Guy Adams and Jimmy Broxton

Rebellion/2000AD



Of all the genres you can smash together to make weird Frankenstein monster-fiction out of, the two most surely suited are Crime and Horror. Within this expanded genre territory we can get even more specific, as Noir and the Occult have enjoyed a long and fruitful affair and have produced offspring in all media, generally referenced as Supernatural, Paranormal or Occult Noir.


The pairing is obvious. Noirs often feature dark, occasionally perverse, mysteries with tortured, frequently self-destructive characters. My favourite definition of noir was coined by writer Anthony Neil Smith, who said that noir is essentially about characters “circling the bottom of the drain.”


Occult stories often feature dark, damaged characters who are seekers of the arcane. The word Occult even means hidden or obscured. There’s often a comparable sense of futility and predestination in both noir and horror; the ultimate terrible reveal unavoidable and inevitable.


Lazily rattling a few Occult Noirs off the top of my head, we have Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Fatale comic (2012-2014), the quintessential comics occult noir of John Constantine: Hellblazer, William Peter Blatty’s film The Exorcist III (1980) and William Hojbjerg’s novel, Falling Angel (1978) and it’s subsequent movie adaptation, Angel Heart (1987) directed by Alan Parker.


Falling Angel is a perfect example for our purposes here, as it features an Occult Detective, a figure that’s been utilised and recast so frequently it is almost cliche at this point. There’s a heap of them in comics also, with characters from Joe Golem to Dylan Dog to John Constantine (not a true “P.I.”, sure, but certainly close enough) having long, healthy runs.




Into this fertile space comes writer Guy Adams and artist Jimmy Broxton’s character Mallory Hope. Hope’s had two adventures so far, both originally serialised in 2000AD and subsequently collected into handsome trade paperback editions. I admit, I slept on the character. You might have as well. Do we really need another gumshoe occultist in our lives? I didn’t think so, but the character’s first collection, Hope...for The Future (2018) is brisk, snappy, clever and gorgeously illustrated. There might just be room on the racks for another spell-casting PI yet.


The back cover tells us that we are in an “alternate post-war 1940s Los Angeles, where occult forces are a fact of life.” Magic might be pervasive in this world, the US won World War II with its use, but characters aren’t walking around just bumping into sorcerers or anything like that. There’s more of an acceptance that occult forces are at play in regular life in this world, particularly in this LA, where the darker side of tinseltown is blacker than its packed movie theatres when the lights go down.


So, yes. Enter Mallory Hope. A PI with a tortured past and magical ability. Using magic is not a pleasant experience for Hope, however, and the consequences of his spells manifest in two ways. Physically, using magic wrecks Hope. “Using magic is like drinking methylated spirits,” his first person narration tells us early on, “it gets the job done but rots away at your insides.” Then there’s the matter of Cade, the paranormal entity that’s attached itself to Hope and especially enjoys it when the PI’s circumstances involve magic, pain, turmoil and violence.


Cade is one of the title’s real mysteries. There’s of course the matter of the case that drives Hope...for The Future’s plot (we’re getting to that), but at the heart of the character himself is what’s happened to his missing family and just how Cade, this shroud-clad, gas-mask wearing spook ended up as something like Hope’s nightmare pain familiar. If you want to get heavy, she’s a manifestation of Hope’s grief and, well....hopelessness.




Hope is hired to find a missing child. It’s a case that hits close to home for him - his own son is missing, it’s hinted he’s been dragged to hell, or someplace equally demonic - and it’s a case that also draws him into, yes, the sordid, seamy, underbelly of Hollywood.


The missing boy is Joey Fabrizzi, better known as child actor sensation, Buster Ritz. Fabrizzi’s mum is a bombshell, his father a violent, greedy man. Yes again, all your noir tropes are here and by now you might be rolling your eyes a bit as much of this is just oh-so familiar.


As with anything, it’s the execution of all of these elements that makes this comic either sink or swim and both Adams and Broxton appear to have put everything into this comic to ensure it floats. Adams script just motors along, likely the byproduct of Hope’s initial serialisation in 2000AD, and his writing largely crackles with energy, wit and terse narrative captions. Adams is also smart enough to get out of his collaborator’s way as often as he possibly can. You probably would too if you were working with Jimmy Broxton.


Broxton’s the absolute star here and his shadowy, inky black and white work is enhanced by the thick, crisply white matte paper Rebellion wisely published the collection on. Broxton’s digital effects are in-synch with his fluid pen and brush strokes. Diaphanous magical sigils flow across pages like a musical score, for example, perfectly accompanying his detailed cartooning. Broxton’s work is suitably classical - real in that Wally Wood, Al Williamson way (he and Adams previously collaborated on Goldtiger, a “lost” 1960s adventure comicstrip, so this style is clearly in his DNA).


Broxton also clearly loves noir, but his blackwork never obscures or cuts corners of the incredible attention to period detail throughout. In terms of both story and art, Hope’s post-war world is as fleshed out and tangible as you’d wish for. There’s clear affection and warmth for all the conventions of noir storytelling. You can call them cliches if you prefer, but that would be a clear disservice to the creative teams efforts.


If I have to nitpick the visuals, it would be Hope’s unfortunate similarity to aforementioned John Constantine - the fair hair, the trenchcoat - it’s a hard association to shake when reading the comic and it’s one you’ll inevitably also make. Still, when art looks as good as this, it’s hard to complain:





Of course, there’s no happy ending here but we are left with a glimmer of hope for our protagonist as Adams and Broxton close the curtain on their opening chapter. The irony of having a character named “Hope,” and then giving him none, is gone and readers intrigued enough (as I am) to seek out the second volume, Hope Under Fire, should be prepared to meet someone whose surname is more of a statement of future intent, manifested almost like another kind of magic, whose world-view is reshaped somewhat optimistically. And as we all carefully, cautiously, pop our heads finally(?) out of protracted lockdowns, there’s perhaps nothing more relatable than that.



WHAT MADNESS IS THIS: STRANGE THINGS FROM THE SHELF

RANPO PANORAMA

Suehiro Maruo

Beam Comix




In 2010, Suehiro Mauro, Japan’s master of ero-guro (erotic grotesque), unleashed Ranpo Panorama, a collection of illustrations inspired by the work of the godfather of Japanese crime fiction, Edogawa Ranpo. Ranpo, whose real name was TarĊ Hirai, is a massive pop cultural influence in Japan and took his pen name from the father of detective fiction, Edgar Allan Poe.


Maruo has adapted many of Ranpo’s stories, probably most familiar to Western readers would be The Strange Tale of Panorama Island, which came out in English from Last Gasp. Ranpo Panorama (2010) functions as a sort of gallery of Maruo’s love for Ranpo, with 50-plus illustrations and collages such as the above ranging from the bizarre to the shocking to the surreally serene. Also included is an adaptation of a typical Ranpo oddity, The Midget Is Dancing. Oh yes.


UPCOMING UNDER THE RADAR




DISCIPLES

Benjamin Marra, David Birke and Nicholas McCarthy

Fantagraphics


Coming next April (don’t say you weren’t warned) is Disciples by Ben Marra and filmmakers David Birke and Nicholas McCarthy. Promising to channel “the best of 1970s era eerie-thriller-terror movies in a fresh and revelatory way,” Disciples features one of my own personal favourite obsessions - a creepy cult.


I’m going to steal wholesale from Fantagraphics’ PR here as I’m short on time, I’ve obviously not read this and I don’t think Fanta will care:


“Marin County, 1978. In this graphic novel, teens Clara and Wendy get high one night alone at home. Before the night ends, they've disappeared — until five months later, when Clara is found, disheveled, but alive, in Death Valley National Park.


From Clara's mysterious reappearance in Death Valley, Disciples cuts to the present day, where stories of "The California Cult" and its enigmatic — and never-caught — leader, Billy Joe, are as much a part of the popular culture as the Manson Family. Clara, the lone survivor of the cult, has adopted a new identity to protect her and her daughter, Wren. And she mostly does, until one night when the past and present horrifically collide.”


Sounds awesome.


NEXT TIME:

Holy crap, it’s entirely likely that unless I actually manage to write about my bizarre obsession with reading almost nothing but Judge Dredd comics during the last stretch of lockdowns, I’ll be back at the end of the year for what’s probably going to be a personal Best of 2021 as well as the annual Forecast column for 2022. Where has the year gone? 
Unbelievable.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

New Comics For Week Of Wednesday 27th October



Last week travel opened up and Click & Collect pick ups returned to our store. This was wonderful to see so many folks super keen to come pick up their orders. This week, if all goes to plan, we'll be opening our doors again? Here is hoping. 
With that we have some of the biggest news our little store has ever had to face in it's 10 years to announce...so make sure to keep your eyes peeled and check back in with us on our announcements on both these matters later this week.

Until then though...
COMICS!

If there is something extra you are after make sure to get your requests to us before 5pm Monday to give us the best chance to secure you what you are after as we'll have limited shelf stock available.
Until we next hear from you, stay safe, live life and read comics!


HIGHLIGHT LIST

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #1

HELLBOY SILVER LANTERN CLUB #1 (OF 5)

AQUAMAN GREEN ARROW DEEP TARGET #1 (OF 7)

BATMAN FORTNITE ONE SHOT

BATMAN LONG HALLOWEEN SPEC ONE SHOT

DC VS VAMPIRES #1 (OF 12)

TASK FORCE Z #1






DARKHOLD BLADE #1

FEAR CASE TP

HELLBOY OMNIBUS BOXED SET TP

SCUMBAG TP VOL 02 

SEVEN SECRETS TP VOL 02


CROSS TO BEAR #1

MERLIN & HECTOR #1

PHANTOM STARKILLER #1 4TH PRINT GLOW IN THE DARK

POP STAR ASSASSIN #1 (OF 6)

SWAMP DOGS #1

BOY MEETS MARIA GN (MR)

COMRADE KILL GN (MR)

CRACKING TP (MR)

DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH TP VOL 02 (MR)

GLORIOUS WRESTLING ALLIANCE ULTIMATE CHAMPIONSHIP

LEONARD COHEN ON A WIRE HC

MANIAC OF NEW YORK TP VOL 01 DEATH TRAIN

NEVER OPEN IT THE TABOO TRILOGY GN (MR)

NOCTURNALS OMNIBUS HC

PAPER GIRLS COMP STORY TP

RED FLOWERS HC

SPIDER-MAN SPIDERS SHADOW TP

SUMMONERS WAR TP VOL 01 LEGACY



BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

DARK BLOOD #4 (OF 6)

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

FIREFLY #33

GOOD LUCK #5 (OF 5)

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #1

ONCE & FUTURE #21

WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEYRE DEAD #9

 

 

DARK HORSE COMICS

BLACK HAMMER REBORN #5 (OF 12)

HELLBOY SILVER LANTERN CLUB #1 (OF 5)

LADY BALTIMORE WITCH QUEENS #5 (OF 5)

STRANGER THINGS TOMB OF YBWEN #2 (OF 4)

 

 

DC COMICS

AQUAMAN GREEN ARROW DEEP TARGET #1 (OF 7)

AQUAMAN THE BECOMING #2 (OF 6)

BATMAN FORTNITE FOUNDATION #1 (ONE SHOT)

BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)

CHECKMATE #5 (OF 6)

DC VS VAMPIRES #1 (OF 12)

DEATHSTROKE INC #2

DETECTIVE COMICS #1044  (FEAR STATE)

HARLEY QUINN #8 (FEAR STATE)

ROBIN #7

RWBY JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 (OF 7)

TASK FORCE Z #1

WONDER GIRL #4

WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD #5 (OF 6)

 

 

DYNAMITE

BARBARELLA #4

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

DEJAH THORIS VS JOHN CARTER OF MARS #4

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

INVINCIBLE RED SONJA #5

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

VENGEANCE OF VAMPIRELLA #23

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

 

 

IDW PUBLISHING

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #46

TRANSFORMERS #36

TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #9

TRANSFORMERS SHATTERED GLASS #3 (OF 5)

USAGI YOJIMBO #23

 

 

IMAGE COMICS

A MAN AMONG YE #7

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

ADVENTUREMAN #6

ANT #1

CHU #9 (MR)

CROSSOVER #9

ECHOLANDS #3

ECHOLANDS RAW CUT ED #2

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

GOOD ASIAN #6 (OF 10)

GUNSLINGER SPAWN #1

HELLCOP #1

ICE CREAM MAN #26

JUPITERS LEGACY REQUIEM #5 (OF 12)

KING SPAWN #3

MADE IN KOREA #5 (OF 6) (MR)

MIRKA ANDOLFO SWEET PAPRIKA #4 (OF 12)

MOM MOTHER OF MADNESS #3 (OF 3)

NITA HAWES NIGHTMARE BLOG #1

OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #34

SECOND CHANCES #3 (MR)

SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGER KEATON #5

SPAWN #323

THAT TEXAS BLOOD #11 (MR)

TIME BEFORE TIME #6

VINYL #5 (OF 6) (MR)

WALKING DEAD DLX #25

 

 

MARVEL PRH

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #77

BLACK WIDOW #12

DAREDEVIL #35

DARKHOLD BLADE #1

INFERNO #2 (OF 4)

MARAUDERS #25

MOON KNIGHT #4

SPIDER-WOMAN #16

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

STAR WARS DARTH VADER #17 WOBH

STAR WARS WAR BOUNTY HUNTERS IG-88 #1

SWORD #9

WOLVERINE #17

 

ONI

JONNA AND THE UNPOSSIBLE MONSTERS #7

KAIJUMAX SEASON 6 #4 (MR)

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

 

VALIANT

X-O MANOWAR (2020) #7

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

 

MISC

CITIZEN #2

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

CROSS TO BEAR #1

HOLLER #4

HUMAN REMAINS #2

HYPERTHICK #2 (OF 3) (MR)

MARJORIE FINNEGAN TEMPORAL CRIMINAL #6 (MR)

MERLIN & HECTOR #1

MOTHS #5

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NINE STONES #3

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

PHANTOM STARKILLER #1 4TH PRINT GLOW IN THE DARK

POP STAR ASSASSIN #1 (OF 6)

SEARCH FOR HU #2

SWAMP DOGS #1

WE DONT KILL SPIDERS #2

 

 

MAGAZINES

DC CONNECT #18

FANGORIA VOL 2 #13

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

HI FRUCTOSE #60

(PRE-ORDER ONLY. ASK ABOUT REORDER)

PREVIEWS #398 NOVEMBER 2021

 

 

TRADES

ALIEN TP VOL 01 BLOODLINES

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLL TP DEATH CAPTAIN STACY

ARCHIE GIANT COMICS ADVENTURE TP

BANKSHOT TP

BITTER ROOT TP VOL 03 (MR)

BOY MEETS MARIA GN (MR)

BURN WITCH GN VOL 01

COMRADE KILL GN (MR)

CRACKING TP (MR)

DARK HORSE BOOK OF HORROR TP (MR)

DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH TP VOL 02 (MR)

DRACULA SON OF THE DRAGON TP

FEAR CASE TP

GLORIOUS WRESTLING ALLIANCE ULTIMATE CHAMPIONSHIP

HELLBOY OMNIBUS BOXED SET TP

IRON MAN TP VOL 02 BOOKS KORVAC II OVERCLOCK

LAST BORN TP VOL 01

LEONARD COHEN ON A WIRE HC

MANIAC OF NEW YORK TP VOL 01 DEATH TRAIN

MIGHTY MMW MIGHTY THOR GN TP VOL 01 VENGEANCE LOKI

MOB PSYCHO 100 TP VOL 07 (MR)

NEVER OPEN IT THE TABOO TRILOGY GN (MR)

NOCTURNALS OMNIBUS HC

NUCLEAR FAMILY TP VOL 01

PAPER GIRLS COMP STORY TP

PERHAPANAUTS SECOND CHANCES TP

RED FLOWERS HC

RESISTANCE UPRISING TP

RICK AND MORTY HC BOOK 07 DLX ED (MR)

SCUMBAG TP VOL 02 (MR)

SEVEN SECRETS TP VOL 02

SPIDER-MAN SPIDERS SHADOW TP

STRANGE ACADEMY GN TP BRIGHT SIDE

SUMMONERS WAR TP VOL 01 LEGACY


Sunday, October 17, 2021

New Comics For Week Of Wednesday 20th October


NEW RECKLESS! 
YAY!
Have you checked this series out yet? Brubaker and Phillips absolutely killing it with these beautiful HC graphic novels, and our initial stock also come with a limited signed bookplate! 
Ohhhh, so nice. 
Oh and that Cliff Chiang Old Lady Catwoman mini, awesomely beautiful. So pretty!
You know what else is pretty? 
You are.
Just stunning. Especially first thing in the morning, just after you open your eyes, natural beauty beyond compare.
Never forget that. 

Anyway.
COMICS!

If there is something extra you are after make sure to get your requests to us before 5pm Monday to give us the best chance to secure you what you are after as we'll have limited shelf stock available.
Until we next hear from you, stay safe, live life and read comics!

HIGHLIGHT LIST


















BATMAN SECRET FILES PEACEKEEPER-01 #1 (ONE SHOT)  (FEAR STATE)

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS MINDBREAKER #1 (OF 5)

NINJA SCOUTS #1

ASADORA GN VOL 04

ATTACK ON TITAN OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 VOL 1-3 (MR)

CHARIOT TP (MR)

CREEPY CAT GN VOL 01

DEATH & SPARKLES GN VOL 01

ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO COMIC BOOK LETTERING TP

EXO LEGEND OF WALE WILLIAMS TP VOL 01

JODOROWSKY LIBRARY ED MEGALEX HC (MR)

JUST BEYOND MONSTROSITY ORIGINAL GN

KINGDOM HEARTS CHARACTER FILES HC

VISITOR TP


BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

DUNE HOUSE ATREIDES #11 (OF 12)

EAT THE RICH #3 (OF 5)

MAW #2 (OF 5)

 

DARK HORSE COMICS

CRITICAL ROLE: TALES OF EXANDRIA #1 (OF 4)

KILLER QUEENS #3 (OF 4)

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE REVELATION #4 (OF 4)

ORVILLE ARTIFACTS #1 (OF 2)

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SAVAGE HEARTS #4 (OF 5)

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TALES FROM HARROW COUNTY FAIR FOLK #4 (OF 4)

 

DC COMICS

BATMAN #115 (FEAR STATE)

BATMAN CATWOMAN #8 (OF 12)

BATMAN SECRET FILES PEACEKEEPER-01 #1 (ONE SHOT)  (FEAR STATE)

BATMAN VS BIGBY A WOLF IN GOTHAM #2 (OF 6)

BLACK MANTA #2 (OF 6)

CATWOMAN #36 (FEAR STATE)

CATWOMAN LONELY CITY #1 (OF 4)

FLASH #775

GREEN LANTERN #7

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #6

NIGHTWING #85 (FEAR STATE)

NUBIA AND THE AMAZONS #1 (OF 6)

REFRIGERATOR FULL OF HEADS #1 (OF 6)

SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU #112

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SHAZAM #4 (OF 4)

SUICIDE SQUAD #8

SUICIDE SQUAD KING SHARK #2 (OF 6)

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #4

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DYNAMITE

BETTIE PAGE & CURSE OF THE BANSHEE #5

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PURGATORI #1

RED SONJA BLACK WHITE RED #4

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IDW PUBLISHING

BERMUDA #4 (OF 4)

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS MINDBREAKER #1 (OF 5)

MY LITTLE PONY GENERATIONS #1

SLEEPING BEAUTIES #7 (OF 10)

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TMNT ONGOING #122

USAGI YOJIMBO DRAGON BELLOW CONSPIRACY #5 (OF 6)

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MARVEL PRH

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE #2 (OF 5)

FANTASTIC FOUR #37

PHOENIX SONG ECHO #1 (OF 5)

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC #10

THOR #18

UNITED STATES CAPTAIN AMERICA #5 (OF 5)

X-MEN TRIAL OF MAGNETO #3 (OF 5)

 

ONI

AGGRETSUKO SUPER FUN SPEC

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MISC

BLACK BEACON #3 (OF 6)

BLACKS MYTH #4 (OF 5)

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BLADE RUNNER 2029 #8

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BOUNTIFUL GARDEN #2

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CLANS OF BELARI #4

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ELECTRIC BLACK THE DARK CARAVAN #1

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FIGHT GIRLS #4

GUN HONEY #2 (OF 4)

MARIA LLOVETS PORCELAIN #3

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NEVER NEVER #4 (OF 5)

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NINJA SCOUTS #1

NOT ALL ROBOTS #3 (MR)

POSSESSIVE #3 (OF 3)

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MAGAZINES

BACK ISSUE #131

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COMIC BOOK CREATOR #26

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RETROFAN MAGAZINE #17

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TRADES

AGGRETSUKO DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE HC

ARCHIE 80 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS TP

ASADORA GN VOL 04

ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 34 (MR)

ATTACK ON TITAN OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 VOL 1-3 (MR)

BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH TP (MR)

CHARIOT TP (MR)

CREEPY CAT GN VOL 01

CYBERPUNK 2077 WHERES JOHNNY HC

DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 10 SAVE YOUR GENERATION (MR)

DEATH & SPARKLES GN VOL 01

DELVER TP

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS HC A RECKLESS BOOK (MR)

DOLLHOUSE FAMILY TP (MR)

DRAGON AGE DARK FORTRESS HC

DUNE HOUSE ATREIDES HC VOL 02 (MR)

EDENS ZERO GN VOL 13

ELEGANT SPIRITS AMANOS TALE OF GENJI & FAIRIES HC

ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO COMIC BOOK LETTERING TP

EXO LEGEND OF WALE WILLIAMS TP VOL 01

FAR SECTOR TP

GIGANT GN VOL 06 (MR)

HALO GRAPHIC NOVEL TP

HOLLOW HEART COMPLETE TP (MR)

HORSE TROUBLE GN

JODOROWSKY LIBRARY ED MEGALEX HC (MR)

JUST BEYOND MONSTROSITY ORIGINAL GN

KINGDOM HEARTS CHARACTER FILES HC

LUTHER STRODE COMP SERIES TP (MR)

MARSHMELLOW & JORDAN GN

NO 5 GN VOL 02

NO GUNS LIFE GN VOL 11 (MR)

ODDLY NORMAL TP VOL 04

ORIGINS TP

PHOEBE & HER UNICORN GN VOL 14 UNICORN PLAYLIST

READ ONLY MEMORIES GN (RES)

SHADOWMAN (2020) TP VOL 01

SHORT ORDER CROOKS SC

SLAINE DRAGONTAMER HC

SMALL WORLD HC (MR)

TIME BEFORE TIME TP VOL 01 (MR)

VISITOR TP


Sunday, October 10, 2021

New Comics For Week Of Wednesday 13th October



Hot dang, this thing is really dragging out isn't it. 
As excited as we are for the chance to see you folks in person again, it's gonna be odd too.
But that's a problem for at least a few weeks away, how about we face this week's problem together...
NEW COMICS!
Well, not really a problem...a habit, maybe...I MEAN HOBBY, hobby not habit!
Habits are bad, hobbies are fun!
Never really thought about that before...wow...like they are really similar, right? 
Like it's not just me, right?
...
...
Anyway,
COMICS!

If there is something extra you are after make sure to get your requests to us before 5pm Monday to give us the best chance to secure you what you are after as we'll have limited shelf stock available.
Until we next hear from you, stay safe, live life and read comics!

HIGHLIGHT LIST

BATMAN THE IMPOSTER #1 (OF 3)

WONDER WOMAN THE ADVENTURES OF YOUNG DIANA SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)

JAMES BOND HIMEROS #1

STAR TREK MIRROR WAR #1

TRANSFORMERS WRECKERS TREAD & CIRCUITS #1 (OF 4)

BLACK PANTHER LEGENDS #1 (OF 4)

DARKHOLD IRON MAN #1

ETERNALS FOREVER #1

MS MARVEL MARVEL TALES #1

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC TRAIL SHADOWS #1 (OF 5)

AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER SMOKE & SHADOW OMNIBUS TP 

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER TP VOL 07

HELM GREYCASTLE TP VOL 01

INFERIOR FIVE TP

MAGIC THE GATHERING (MTG) HC VOL 01

SPECTER INSPECTORS TP

UMBRELLA ACADEMY YOU LOOK LIKE DEATH DLX ED HC

YOUNG HELLBOY THE HIDDEN LAND HC

IMMORTAL HULK #50

RICK AND MORTY MR NIMBUS #1

CHILLING ADV OF SABRINA #9

ET-ER ONESHOT #1

WORLD OF DARKNESS CRIMSON THAW #1

DOCTOR WHO MISSY TP VOL 01 (MR)

MARVEL MEOW HC

NEXUS NEWSPAPER STRIPS TP VOL 01 GOURMANDO

NIGHT FISHER HC 15TH ANNV ED (MR)

NOCTERRA TP VOL 01 FULL THROTTLE DARK (MR)

PAINTED TP (MR)

SALT MAGIC GN

SQUAD GN

STAR WARS VADER FAMILY SITHMAS HC

ULTRAMEGA BY JAMES HARREN TP (MR)



BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

MAMO #4 (OF 5)

POWER RANGERS #12

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DARK HORSE COMICS

BLACK HAMMER REBORN #4 (OF 12)

MAZEBOOK #2 (OF 5)

NO ONE LEFT TO FIGHT II #1 (OF 5)

NORSE MYTHOLOGY II #5 (OF 6)

SECRET LAND #4 (OF 4)

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UNBELIEVABLE UNTEENS WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #3 (OF

 

DC COMICS

BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #7 (OF 12)

BATMAN 89 #3 (OF 6)

BATMAN THE AUDIO ADVENTURES SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)

BATMAN THE IMPOSTER #1 (OF 3)

BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #8 (FEAR STATE)

BLUE & GOLD #3 (OF 8)

CHALLENGE OF THE SUPER SONS #7 (OF 7)

FUTURE STATE GOTHAM #6

HARDWARE SEASON ONE #2 (OF 6)

HARLEY QUINN THE ANIMATED SERIES THE EAT BANG KILL TOUR #2 (OF 6)

I AM BATMAN #2 (FEAR STATE)

JOKER #8

JUSTICE LEAGUE LAST RIDE #6 (OF 7)

PENNYWORTH #3 (OF 7)

STRANGE ADVENTURES #12 (OF 12)

SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #4 (OF 4)

TITANS UNITED #2 (OF 7)

WONDER WOMAN #780

WONDER WOMAN THE ADVENTURES OF YOUNG DIANA SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)

 

DYNAMITE

ARMY OF DARKNESS 1979 #2

JAMES BOND HIMEROS #1

VAMPIVERSE #2

 

IDW PUBLISHING

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #102

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #45

STAR TREK MIRROR WAR #1

TRANSFORMERS KING GRIMLOCK #3 (OF 5)

TRANSFORMERS WRECKERS TREAD & CIRCUITS #1 (OF 4)

 

IMAGE COMICS

COMPASS #5 (OF 5)

DEEP BEYOND #9 (OF 12)

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HOME SICK PILOTS #10

MAN-EATERS CURSED #4 (OF 5)

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ORDINARY GODS #4 (MR)

SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGER KEATON #5

TROVER SAVES THE UNIVERSE #3 (OF 5)

 

MARVEL PRH

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #76

AVENGERS #49

BLACK PANTHER LEGENDS #1 (OF 4)

DARKHOLD IRON MAN #1

ETERNALS FOREVER #1

GAMMA FLIGHT #5 (OF 5)

IMMORTAL HULK #50

IRON MAN #13

KANG THE CONQUEROR #3 (OF 5)

KA-ZAR LORD SAVAGE LAND #2 (OF 5)

MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #31

MS MARVEL MARVEL TALES #1

SHANG-CHI #5

STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #15 WOBH

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC TRAIL SHADOWS #1 (OF 5)

STAR WARS WAR BOUNTY HUNTERS #5 (OF 5)

SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN CROSSROADS #4 (OF 5)

WARHAMMER 40K SISTERS BATTLE #3 (OF 5)

X-FORCE #24

X-MEN #4

 

ONI

RICK AND MORTY MR NIMBUS #1

 

VALIANT

NINJAK #4

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MISC 

BLACKS MYTH #3 (OF 5)

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BLADE RUNNER ORIGINS #7

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CHILLING ADV OF SABRINA #9

DEADBOX #2

ENGINEWARD #12

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ET-ER ONESHOT #1

HE WHO FIGHTS WITH MONSTERS #2

KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #287

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LIFE IS STRANGE SETTLING DUST #1 (OF 4)

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NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS MIRROR MOON #3

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SECOND COMING ONLY BEGOTTEN SON #6 (OF 6)

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SNELSON COMEDY IS DYING #3 (OF 5)

TELEPATHS #2 (OF 6)

VAMPIRESS CARMILLA #6 (MR)

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WASTED SPACE #24

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WHITE #4 (MR)

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WITCHBLOOD #7

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WORLD OF DARKNESS CRIMSON THAW #1

 

MAGAZINES

FANGORIA VOL 2 #13

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HEAVY METAL #310

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TRADES

ASSASSINS CREED VALHALLA GN

AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER SMOKE & SHADOW OMNIBUS TP

BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM THE DELUXE EDITION HC

BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN DELUXE EDITION HC

BATWOMAN OMNIBUS HC

BLACK HAMMER VISIONS HC VOL 01

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER TP VOL 07

CASUAL FLING TP (MR)

CHASING THE DRAGON TP

DEAD DOGS BITE HC (MR)

DOCTOR WHO MISSY TP VOL 01 (MR)

FLASH TP VOL 15 FINISH LINE

HELM GREYCASTLE TP VOL 01

INFERIOR FIVE TP

JULES VERNE LIGHTHOUSE TP (MR)

KOMI CANT COMMUNICATE GN VOL 15

LIGHTS PLANETS PEOPLE GN

MAGIC THE GATHERING (MTG) HC VOL 01

MARVEL MEOW HC

MODERN FRANKENSTEIN TP (MR)

MOONCAKES COLL ED HC

MS MARVEL SOMETHING NEW GN TP

NEXUS NEWSPAPER STRIPS TP VOL 01 GOURMANDO

NIGHT FISHER HC 15TH ANNV ED (MR)

NOCTERRA TP VOL 01 FULL THROTTLE DARK (MR)

OVERWATCH TRACER LONDON CALLING HC

PAINTED TP (MR)

POKEMON ADV COLLECTORS ED GN VOL 10

PRIMORDIAL TP

SALT MAGIC GN

SCIENCE COMICS WHALES GN

SHEETS COLLECTORS ED HC

SPECTER INSPECTORS TP

SQUAD GN

STAR WARS VADER FAMILY SITHMAS HC

ULTRAMEGA BY JAMES HARREN TP (MR)

UMBRELLA ACADEMY YOU LOOK LIKE DEATH DLX ED HC

UMBRELLA ACADEMY YOU LOOK LIKE DEATH LIBRARY ED HC

YOUNG HELLBOY THE HIDDEN LAND HC