Arriving 4/17/2019

Arriving 4/17/2019

Interesting mix of comics this week, and my #1 favorite thing of the month is in the book side of things, so let's start there: PILU OF THE WOODS by Mai K. Nguyen is going to be our Kid's Club pick for May, but I think all of you adults should read it too! Also looking interesting is ALIENATION by Inés Estrada and D. Boyd's CHICKEN RISING. On the comic side, new launches include MARY SHELLEY MONSTER HUNTER #1, a new version of XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS, and, dropped without any initial solicitation from Boom! ANGEL #0. So so so much more under the jump!

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Arriving 4/10/2019

Arriving 4/10/2019

Bigger week again -- lots of "fan favorite" kind of books this go around. As for new launches, the big one (we'll see) might be the McElroy's WAR OF THE REALMS: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY. I'd also point at FAIRLADY by local author Brian Schirmer, and some straight up gory erotica by Brian Azzarello in FAITHLESS. On the book side you have Joelle Jones' first CATWOMAN collection: COPYCATS, the first vol of Fantagraphics version of Don Rosa's awesome COMPLETE LIFE & TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK, and if we're staying with classic material, the full version of SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN BY JACK KIRBY. Goody Rickles, yo! Much more under that jump!

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Arriving 4/3/19

Arriving 4/3/19

After that historically large week last time, this week we get a milder one. Notable new releases include Marvel's spring mega-crossover WAR OF THE REALMS The IDW kids-oriented MARVEL ACTION BALCK PANTHER and Ahoy Comics' newest BRONZE AGE BOOGIE. The book side is much thinner, but we always love new Jaime collections with IS THIS HOW YOU SEE ME HC. More after the jump!

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Arriving 3/27/2019

Arriving 3/27/2019

Big big week of comics -- our last one as a store in it's twenties (our 30th anniversary party is Saturday 3/30!) in fact! The lead book is pretty obviously DETECTIVE #1000, but the new launches that look cool are DIAL H FOR HERO, G.L.O.W., and MARVEL RISING. Neat looking book collections include the Ink/Zoom launches with MERA: TIDEBREAKER as the lead, OUR SUPER ADVENTURES (Sarah Graley FTW!), and Klassic Kirby with SGT FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS! So much more after the jump!

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Arriving 3/20/18

Arriving 3/20/18

Some neat new launches (or relaunches, maybe) this week: I am unsure if the book of the week is the return of LAZARUS RISEN or if it is Chip Zdarsky's SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY. There also a new special of FIREFLY: BAD COMPANY. On the book side of the world, the best value is likely the BOYS OMNIBUS, while there are also new volumes of BIG NATE and SEVEN TO ETERNITY as well. Soooo much more after the Jump!

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On Sale 3/13/2019

On Sale 3/13/2019

Some weeks I have to work a bit to find new things to get excited about, but not this week -- this week is STELLAR! The clear winner of the week is LITTLE BIRD from Image, followed pretty close by THE GOON #1 and THE MAGNIFICENT MS MARVEL.. On the book side, there are superb winners with HICOTEA by the amazing Lorena Alvarez, BY NIGHT (our April Graphic Novel Club selection), and SHE COULD FLY. Wow! Soooooo much more behind the jump!

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On Sale 3/6/2019

On Sale 3/6/2019

Very solid week with several strong ongoing "usual suspects" (Batman! Paper Girls! Die! Immortal Hulk! Etc!) to get you going. Interesting looking debuts include: COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY, MORNING IN AMERICA, and RONIN ISLAND. Graphic Novels we're looking forward to include the returned FANTASTIC FOUR, the French GN THE PERINEUM EFFECT, and kid's book HAPHAVEN. Much more after the cut!

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On Sale 2/27/2019

On Sale 2/27/2019

And thus does February draw to a close with a big bang of comics for you. Usually we spotlight debuts, but that list is a little thin on the ground this week, so let's go with the stuff that MOST excites Brian here. First can only be the 30-years-in-the-making conclusion of Matt Wagner's MAGE. I'm expecting to become verklempt. Other exciting things are the second issue of Boom's relaunch of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, and there's a best-seller in the form of HEROES IN CRISIS. On the book side we always love seeing more Mary Fleener, so her BILLIE THE BEE is the top pick, followed by a pair of great classic comics: Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese in THE SECRET ROSE and a nice reformat of the superbly fun beginning of Geoff John's run on GREEN LANTERN. So so much more after the cut!

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On Sale 2/20/2019

On Sale 2/20/2019

The middle of February has several fan favorites: Batman! Justice League!Miles Morales! And a number of interesting looking new series as well: possibly led by Mark Millar and Simone Bianchi's SHARKEY THE BOUNTY HUNTER, or maybe Valiant's INCURSION or maybe STRONGHOLD from Aftershock? Books are a little more limited, with the new release pick probably going to Ta-Nahesi Coates' CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER IN AMERICA, but I'm also quite excited by the reformatting of TRANSMETROPOLITAN (for 5 volumes, rather than 9) and the can't-believe-it-was-OOP-for-so-long of Rumilo Takehashi's URUSEI YATSURA. So much more below the cut!

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On Sale 2/13/19

On Sale 2/13/19

Another great week of comics that I am interested in (ooh, BLACKBIRD & CRIMINAL!), plus lots of new things launching: DC has the Mark Russell written WONDER TWINS, Kevin Smith relaunches HIT GIRL SEASON TWO, and Marvel prints some Spidey-centric kids books (when did Sholly Fisch start writing for Marvel, I'd like to know?) with MSH ADVENTURES WEB OF INTRIGUE. In the book world, the *must have* is MISTER MIRACLE by Tom King and Mitch Gerads -- who we have live and in person on 3/28 -- but we also loved the satire of THE LONG CON, and in a week of many strong reissues, the strongest is Darwyn Cooke's DC THE NEW FRONTIER. Much more after the jump!

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On Sale 1/30/2019

On Sale 1/30/2019

Sorry this is late! New internet installed on Monday threw my whole schedule off this week, but here we are now! On sale TODAY! The best comic of the week is like 30 years old, and only costs $1: WHAT IF CONAN WALKED THE EARTH TODAY. Oh, that Buscema art!!!! For NEW comics series, I am excited about FIGHT CLUB 3 #1, and here’s also the start of the new X-Men crossover with AGE OF X-MAN ALPHA. Book-wise, I think SWORD OF AGES is probably the best new release, and I also want to give a minor mention to the 3-D Presentation of I think my single favorite issue of UNCANNY X-MEN (#268). More after the jump!

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On Sale 1/16/2019

On Sale 1/16/2019

A milder week, but still with a few great comics! I'm probably most excited by the start of the second arc of ISOLA in #6. There are also new launches like AVATAR: TSU'TEY'S PATHS #1 or another try for BLACK WIDOW #1 or, hell, why not TMNT: SHREDDER GOES TO HELL #1. The book side is a lot clearer with a terrific old reprint of old Torch & Submariner comics in DECADES: MARVEL IN THE 40s, a great middle aged book in RICK VEITCH'S THE ONE, and a splendiferous brand new book with Ales Kot and Tradd Moore's THE NEW WORLD, which is February's book club pick, with Ales Kot in person at CE on Feb 13. But more on that later.... Find the shipping list Under The Jump!

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On Sale 1/9/2019

On Sale 1/9/2019

January continues with a week of great fun and joy. I think the lead book of the week has to be Brubaker & Phillips' CRIMINAL #1. There's also the debut of Bendis' YOUNG JUSTICE, Tom Taylor's FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN, and Kelley Thompson's CAPTAIN MARVEL. My favorite book this week is probably Mariko Tamaki's X-23 v1: FAMILY ALBUM. And there's so so much more under the cut!

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On Sale 1/2/2019

On Sale 1/2/2019

Coming next year! "ha ha". No, seriously, the first week of 2019 launches with a bang with The first issue of Marvel's CONAN THE BARBARIAN as well as the "first issue" of CHAMPIONS. Geez, they have five other #1s this week, too -- this is how 2019 is going to go, I think. Other big books are the return of LOW and the continuation of HEROES IN CRISIS. On the book side I'd probably point to the new, complete edition version of P. Craig Russell's adaptation of the RING OF THE NIBELUNG. Check it all out after the cut!

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Arriving 12/19/2018

Arriving 12/19/2018

Interesting week: there are usual hits like BATMAN and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, etc., but not a real ton of outstanding looking new launches. In fact, I need to push a little hard to come up with a new installment of Grant Morrison's KLAUS AND THE CRYING SNOWMAN. Or maybe you want something more like LIVEWIRE #1? THe cover on that is nice, at least, though I'm shocked (get it?) that DC hasn't issued a cease-and-desist? Or maybe you want to see nazi-fighting in FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1? What about books? The best-thing for the week is LAZARETTO (also a Graphic Novel Club selection for January!), but plenty of people will be looking for the new AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER volume (IMBALANCE), and while I haven't read it yet, FLEM from Conundrum at least has an intriguing cover! See what else might be waiting for you below the cut....

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Arriving 12/12/2018

Arriving 12/12/2018

It’s another big week for comics, so much so there are six things I want to mention above the fold: first and foremost, there’s the launch of the new MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN series — I saw a sneak of the new “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” animated film, which is a Miles story through and through and one of the best pieces about comics that I have ever watched, really celebrating the fun and the form of comics. I’ll also point you towards the “fan favorite” BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 and Ben & Alicia’s nuptials in the FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING SPECIAL. Also worth a look: the amazingly named CTHU-LOUISE, more seasonal fun with JINGLE BELLE, and the newest vertigo launch of GODDESS MODE. Much much more after the cut!

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Arriving 11/28/2018

Arriving 11/28/2018

Its one of those nice weeks where there are lots of solid midlist comics, but maybe not a lot of obvious hits. Let’s see if the comments sections proves me right? The “big book” is probably HEROES IN CRISIS #3, but when we’re looking for new launches, I’m the most curious about the published-by-IDW’s middle reader Marvel comics starting this week with MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN #1 — so so weird that they licensed this out to compete with their own books. And Marvel themselves has IRONHEART #1 launching this week. On the book side, the clear winner of the recommendation derby is Mike Carey & Peter Gross’ HIGHEST HOUSE, but maybe I could also interest you in Garth Ennis’ A WALK THROUGH HELL or Brian Woods’ SWORD DAUGHTER? Much much more after that cut, yo!

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Arriving 11/21/2018

Arriving 11/21/2018

Interesting week just before the holiday: I think the comic that looks best to me is the first issue of SMOOTH CRIMINALS from Boom! Studios, but I’m also fairly intrigued by AMERICAN CARNAGE #1 as all of the recent new Vertigo launches have been pretty solid. And for the absurd pick, let’s go with PICKLE RICK? In terms of books, my bookshelf is going to receive a copy of IMMORTAL HULK — it sure works as a horror comic. I also very much liked the whimsical FLAVOR TP, and if you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, I thoroughly recommend you grab a copy of BRAT PACK, newly reissued. This and much more awaits you after the cut!

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Arriving 11/14/2018

Arriving 11/14/2018

Ooh, some interesting comics this week. I think the lead story is FIREFLY #1, but I know others are surely think its going to be the return of UNCANNY X-MEN #1. There’s also something that at least looks neat from the cover in THE TERRIBLE ELIZABETH DUMN AGAINST THE DEVILS IN SUITS. On the book side of the table, the “Starman” pastiche DOCTOR STAR is damn lovely, while the world can surely always use another volume of Don Rosa’s UNCLE SCROOGE? Or what if we celebrate thirty years of SANDMAN with the new edition of the first SANDMAN collection: v2 THE DOLL’S HOUSE (which is only 29 years old, haha — and yes, v2 was released BEFORE v1). All this and SO MUCH MORE is down below the cut!

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