Sunday, December 10, 2017

New Comics For Wednesday 13th of December


Let's not mess around, we are getting into the business end of the year. SO let's just straight in with new comics.

The Valderrama Bros hit the ground running as emerging new talents at Dark Horse with their first US series GIANTS #1. A Kaiju infested post-apocalyptic earth that has forced humanity underground, it's Akira meets Godzilla. What's not to like?!

Did you miss the weird fast paced adventures of Rathraq the Scarecrow Warrior God? Well he's back with a new series from Image in RUMBLE #1.

The Riddler and the Joker are at war! Who will get caught in the cross-fire? Find out how the Caped Crusader deals with it in Tom King's continuing excellent run in BATMAN TP VOL 04 THE WAR OF JOKES & RIDDLES (REBIRTH).

The young, idealistic Champions will get a harsh dose of reality when they're forced to throw down with the Freelancers! Also witness the Champions deal with their world getting turned upside down due to Secret Empire in CHAMPIONS TP VOL 02 FREELANCER LIFESTYLE

John Byrne was responsible for bringing glory back to the big blue Boy Scout in the 80's as a writer/artist, collected for the first time are some other classic stories from the DC UNIVERSE BY JOHN BYRNE HC.

Enjoyed the Marvel Defenders TV series? Fan or not, here's a great jumping on point with Bendis getting to write some of the characters that he made a name for himself with and David Marquez drawing some of the best art of his career to date in
DEFENDERS TP VOL 01 DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.

Bringing heroes from the old and the young together like only Geoff Jones can, John's re-imagining of the worlds first super-team is collected in classic, JSA BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 01.

Your favourite housewife/hit-woman is back with latest bloodied collection
LADY KILLER TP VOL 02.

Ms Marvel continues her journey as an enemy from her past targets those closest to her in
MS MARVEL TP VOL 08 MECCA.

Chip Zdarsky takes a 'back to basics approach to the lovable web-slinger in
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 INTO TWILIGHT.

Greg Pak surprised readers with a new Pheonix story with depth and nuance in the mid 2000's, printed again is the entire story in X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG TP NEW PTG.

From Emmy nominated writer, Jeff Loveness comes a untold-tale of the greatest betrayal or was it sacrifice?

Take a neon-coloured trip with the dead as Maribel and Anthony stubble upon Marlot Cementary, littered with unmarked graves and a clan of grave-robbers that get high of the dead corpses! The fresher the corpse the greater the hit, will they become the next in GRAVETRANCERS #1.

What do you get when you cross Leonardo Di Vinci, his apprentice and a wooden robot?
MONSTRO MECHANICA #1 after Aftershock.

Follow the adventures of LT Wilson Jericho, officer of the sewer police and scientist Sandra Yeatman as they uncover what lurks beneath Megalopolis in UNDER (STATIX) #1 (OF 2)

A crack team of creators spin 15 teeth-clenching tales of rage, revolution, and ridicule in
BITCH PLANET TRIPLE FEATURE TP VOL 01

 Angels and Magpies collects the Gods and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls and Love Bunglers storylines from the Love and Rockets: New Stories series, as well as Hernandez's 2006 New York Times serial.  LOVE & ROCKETS LIBRARY JAIME GN VOL 06 ANGELS MAGP

Nothing interesting has happened in Cannon Cove since the movie The Gloomies was filmed there in the '80s. But now a group of local girls friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map drawn by someone named Black Mary! It's a rip-roaring adventure written by award-winning screenwriter Kirsten 'Kiwi' Smith (10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde) and Kurt Lustgarten, and illustrated by Naomi Franquiz. MISFIT CITY TP VOL 01.

Hell is a really place and a team of scientists get far more than they bargain for when they start the journey there in SATANIA HC.

Living a life of excess finally catches up with Reno Selleti when she attends a party that is a little more sinister than it first appears in Black Mask's, THERES NOTHING THERE TP VOL 01.

And just in time for the gift giving season, our restocks of the hugely popular TEA DRAGON SOCIETY HC by Katie O'Neill is one of the year's must have releases.

And there it is. Spot something extra we need to stash for you, just be sure to let us know before close on Tuesday and we'll get it sorted.
Until we see you next, have an awesome week!

DC COMICS
ACTION COMICS #993
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #17
BUG THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #6 (OF 6)
DETECTIVE COMICS #970
FLASH #36
GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #5
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #34
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #20
MISTER MIRACLE #5 (OF 12) (MR)
NEW SUPER MAN #18
RAGMAN #3 (OF 6)
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #17
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #20
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #88
SUICIDE SQUAD #31
SUPERGIRL #16
SUPERWOMAN #17
TITANS #18
WILDSTORM MICHAEL CRAY #3
WONDER WOMAN #36

MARVEL
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #28 LEG
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792 LEG
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #11 LEG
CABLE #152 LEG
DAREDEVIL #596 LEG
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #290 LEG
FALCON #3 LEG
JEAN GREY #10 LEG
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #8 LEG
PUNISHER #219 LEG
ROYALS #12 LEG
RUNAWAYS #4
SECRET WARRIORS #10 LEG
SHE-HULK #160 LEG
STAR WARS #40
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #27 LEG
WEAPON X #12 LEG
X-MEN BLUE #17 LEG

BOOM
GRASS KINGS #10
JUDAS #1 (OF 4)
SLAM NEXT JAM #4

DARK HORSE
ALIENS DEAD ORBIT #4
DEPT H #21
GIANTS #1
HALO RISE OF ATRIOX #4 (OF 5)
HARROW COUNTY #28
JENNY FINN #2 (OF 4)

DYNAMITE
KILLER INSTINCT #3
SKIN & EARTH #6 (OF 6)

IDW
ANGRY BIRDS COMICS QUARTERLY
BACK TO THE FUTURE #25
KID LOBOTOMY #3
MY LITTLE PONY HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2017
SAMURAI JACK QUANTUM JACK #3 (OF 5)

IMAGE
COYOTES #2
KINGSMAN RED DIAMOND #4 (OF 6)
MAESTROS #3
PORT OF EARTH #2
RETCON #4 (OF 4)
ROYAL CITY #8
RUMBLE #1
SLOTS #3
WICKED & DIVINE CHRISTMAS ANNUAL #1
YOUNGBLOOD #7

ONI
DAMNED #6
INVADER ZIM #25

VALIANT
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4

MISC
ANIMOSITY #11
ARCHIE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR #1
ARCHIES #3
BRILLIANT TRASH #2
DIE KITTY DIE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (ONE SHOT)
FIGHTING AMERICAN #3
GALAKTIKON #3
GHOST MONEY #5
GRAVETRANCERS #1
HACK SLASH VS VAMPIRELLA #3 (OF 5)
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #2
MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #4 X-MEN
MILLENNIUM GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS NEST #1
MONSTRO MECHANICA #1
ROBOTECH #5
ROCKY & BULLWINKLE SHOW #2
SPONGEBOB COMICS #75
UNDER (STATIX) #1 (OF 2)
VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER VOL 2 #5

TRADES
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN CLONE CONSPIRACY TP
ASTRO CITY ORDINARY HEROES HC
ASTRO CITY REFLECTIONS TP
ATOMIC ROBO PRESENTS REAL SCIENCE ADVENTURES TP VO
BABY SITTERS CLUB COLOR ED GN VOL 05 DAWN IMPOSSIB
BATMAN TP VOL 04 THE WAR OF JOKES & RIDDLES (REBIRTH)
BATMAN UNWRAPPED DEATH OF THE FAMILY HC
BITCH PLANET TRIPLE FEATURE TP VOL 01
BLACK SCIENCE PREMIERE HC VOL 02 TRANSCENDENTALISM
BLAME GN VOL 06
BRAVE CHEF BRIANNA TP
CASA NOSTRA HC
CHAMPIONS TP VOL 02 FREELANCER LIFESTYLE
DARK AVENGERS BY BENDIS TP COMPLETE COLLECTION
DC UNIVERSE BY JOHN BYRNE HC
DEFENDERS TP VOL 01 DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
DESCENDER DLX ED HC VOL 01
ED BRUBAKER CONVERSATIONS SC
FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE TP
GERONIMO STILTON 3IN1 GN VOL 01
GOLDEN KAMUY GN VOL 03
GRUMPY CAT GARFIELD HC
GUMBY GN VOL 01
HASBRO HEROES SOURCEBOOK TP
JAZZ MAYNARD HC
JSA BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 01
JUDGE DREDD BLESSED EARTH TP VOL 01
KIM AND KIM TP VOL 02 LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD
LADY KILLER TP VOL 02
LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 05 PIRATES GHOST
LOVE & ROCKETS LIBRARY JAIME GN VOL 06 ANGELS MAGP
MASK MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND TP VOL 02 RISE
MISFIT CITY TP VOL 01
MOTOR GIRL TP VOL 02 NO MAN LEFT BEHIND
MS MARVEL TP VOL 08 MECCA
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER OMNIBUS TP VOL 03
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 INTO
PLANET OF APES ARCHIVE HC VOL 02 BEAST ON PLANET O
PORTUGAL HC
PRINCESS JELLYFISH GN VOL 07
REGULAR SHOW PARKS & WRECK TP
ROCKET TP VOL 01 BLUE RIVER SCORE
SATANIA HC
SONS OF ANARCHY REDWOOD TP VOL 02
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO TP VOL 02
SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 04 EARTHLINGS ON FIRE (REBIRTH)
TERRY MOORE 25TH ANNIV SKETCHBOOK 8800 DAYS BLONDE
THERES NOTHING THERE TP VOL 01
THOR BY JASON AARON & RUSSELL DAUTERMAN HC VOL 02
TMNT ADVENTURES ROBOTANIMALS HC
TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 02
TRINITY HC VOL 02 DEAD SPACE (REBIRTH)
TRINITY TP VOL 01 BETTER TOGETHER (REBIRTH)
X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG TP NEW PTG

BACK IN STOCK
BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #1 (OF 8) 3RD PTG
BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #2 (OF 8) 2ND PTG
BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #3 (OF 8)
BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 2ND PTG (METAL)

TEA DRAGON SOCIETY HC

Sunday, December 3, 2017

New Comics For Wednesday 6th of December



This is it, people! December is here and things are about to get crazy! If you've been good all year, don't forget to fill out a ALL STAR WISH LIST GIFT REGISTRY to help you get the great gifts you so richly deserve. At the same time entering our $100 Gift Voucher Giveaway and our 25 DAYS OF XMAS FREE Gift Giveaway! Gifts, Prizes, now Comics. Let's get to it!


Symbiotic villain, Maniac has seized control of New York, New York which is now literally becoming a hell of a town. And it's up to Spiderman, Venom and their mates to save the day in the new Spidey-Venom mini event, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC ALPHA #1 (OF 1).

Here is a riddle for you. What has two times the half shells on a Dark Knight? Why it's Summer's must have sequel, 

It's time to put up the tree and deck the halls with Hero festive season adventures in 

Jack arrives on the outskirts of Paradiso city with a device in his hand that could change the destiny of the entire city and maybe this entire dystopic world, in Image's new, PARADISO #1.

Lady Poppy is guarded by sleepless knight Cyrenic, not an easy job when danger is around every corner. From the writer of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughn and artist Leila Del Duca of Shutter fame, it's another new Image book with SLEEPLESS #1.

After being gunned down on a rooftop Alex Underwood's life should have ended but instead it was only the beginning. She is now the wielder of a magical artifact known as the Witchblade and possesses powers one could only dream of in the other new Image title out this week, WITCHBLADE #1.

King of Inhumans is in prison, Black Bolt must to fight to the death to get the answers to his mystery imprisonment in the striking, BLACK BOLT TP VOL 01 HARD TIME.

Beep boop, beep boop. It's time to travel across the galaxy with our favourite rebels as Sana and Lando join forces and in another adventure it's R2 to the rescue in

The Pola Cola Corp has moved into Xmasville and is corrupting Christmas to help sell it's own brand! Backed by an evil Santa from another dimension and his many thralls, can Klaus drive them out of town and bring back meaning to Christmas? 
Morrison returns with KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE #1.

What's been happening to our favourite anxious ridden, cartoon tv Wallaby? Find out in all new stories from ROCKOS MODERN LIFE #1 as we relive a classic 90's cartoon.

For the first time since the 60's your favourite space exploring badass BARBARELLA #1 get's an all new story! Jump ship as she as she tangles with theocratic rulers of Parosia!

Discover a Robin Hood of the future in JUPITER JET #1. Ride along with sixteen-year-old Jacqueline "Jacky" Johnson as she rides the sky on an experimental jetpack and does what any other teenage girl would do - steal from the rich and give to the poor!

Donny Cates (God Country, Rednecks) apocalyptic motherhood story gets it's first collection in BABYTEETH TP VOL 01. How will teenager Sadie Ritter cope when she's carrying the baby Prince of Lies in her belly?

Liz Prince (Tomboy, Codie and the Creepies) offers up a punk rock slice of life in these humorous auto-biographical short stories in BE YOUR OWN BACKING BAND GN.

Hey cat owners, ever wondered what it would be like if your cat could hang-out with you like a best mate? Benji Nate's hit web-comic (VICE.COM) does just that in CATBOY GN.

Thought you were up to date with Lumberjanes? Guess again as a new volume hits the shelf LUMBERJANES TP VOL 07.

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER TP, the title says it all what's more to like? It's a nude, rude dude that smacks out Bears for a living.

Greg Rucka's critically acclaimed and Eisner-winning series of an isolated murder mystery gets a complete collection in WHITEOUT COMPENDIUM GN.

Rob Liefeld's classic 90's hero Youngblood gets a must needed breath of new life in YOUNGBLOOD TP VOL 01 REBORN.


There you have it! A great new week, we can't wait to see you next but should there be something extra you need from this list, just be sure to let us know before close of business Tuesday for us to get it sorted!
Until then, stay rad and keep rocking.


DC COMICS
BANE CONQUEST #8 (OF 12)
BATMAN #36
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #1 (OF 6)
BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #3 (OF 8)
BLACK LIGHTNING COLD DEAD HANDS #2 (OF 6)
BOMBSHELLS UNITED #7
CYBORG #19
DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY #4 (OF 6)
DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2017 #1
DEADMAN #2 (OF 6)
DEATHSTROKE #26
GREEN ARROW #35
GREEN LANTERNS #36
HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #3 (OF 6)
INJUSTICE 2 #15
JETSONS #2
JUSTICE LEAGUE #34
NIGHTWING #34
SUPERMAN #36

MARVEL
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC ALPHA #1 (OF 1) LEG
ASTONISHING X-MEN #6
AVENGERS #674 LEG
BLACK BOLT #8 LEG
CAPTAIN AMERICA #696 LEG
DOCTOR STRANGE #382 LEG
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #148 LEG
GWENPOOL #23 LEG
HAWKEYE #13 LEG
ICEMAN #8 LEG
INHUMANS ONCE FUTURE KINGS #5 (OF 5)
IRON FIST #75 LEG
SPIDER-MAN #235 LEG
SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #3 (OF 5) LEG
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #9
X-MEN GOLD #17 LEG

BOOM
AMORY WARS GOOD APOLLO #9 (OF 12)
GIANT DAYS #33
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #9 (OF 12)
KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE #1
ROCKOS MODERN LIFE #1

DARK HORSE
CHIMICHANGA SORROW OF WORLDS WORST FACE #4 (OF 4)
RASPUTIN VOICE OF DRAGON #2 (OF 5)
USAGI YOJIMBO #164

DYNAMITE
AGENT 47 BIRTH OF HITMAN #2
BARBARELLA #1
RED SONJA #11
SHADOW BATMAN #3 (OF 6)

IDW
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS DIMENSIONS #1
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #61
STAR TREK TNG MIRROR BROKEN #5 (OF 6)
TMNT ONGOING #77

IMAGE
BLACK CLOUD #6
EXTREMITY #9
FIX #10
GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #2
MAGE HERO DENIED #4 (OF 15)
MIRROR #9
MOONSTRUCK #4
NO 1 WITH A BULLET #2
PAPER GIRLS #18
PARADISO #1
ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #6
SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #4
SLEEPLESS #1
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #30
THROWAWAYS #10
VIOLENT LOVE #10
WALKING DEAD #174
WITCHBLADE #1

VALIANT
FAITHS WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1

MISC
ALTERS #8
ARCHIE #26
DAN DARE #3
IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST #2 (OF 5)
JUPITER JET #1
MIRACULOUS #18
SHERLOCK THE GREAT GAME #5 (OF 6)
STREET FIGHTER RELOADED #2 (OF 6)
STREET FIGHTER SHADALOO SPECIAL

MAGAZINES
LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #4

TRADES
ANIMAL JAM HC
BABYTEETH TP VOL 01
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 02 SOURCE COD
BATMAN AND ROBIN ADVENTURES TP VOL 02
BATMAN NOIR THE COURT OF OWLS HC
BE YOUR OWN BACKING BAND GN
BLACK BOLT TP VOL 01 HARD TIME
CABLE TP VOL 01 CONQUEST
CATBOY GN
DEATHSTROKE THE TERMINATOR TP VOL 03 NUCLEAR WINTE
DOCTOR STRANGE HC VOL 01
DONALD DUCK KINGDOM UNDER THE SEA TP
GREEN ARROW TP VOL 04 THE RISE OF STAR CITY (REBIR
I HATE FAIRYLAND DLX HC VOL 01
JACK KIRBYS FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS HC
JOURNEY STAR WARS LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA TP
JUDGE DREDD MEGA-CITY ZERO TP
JUSTICE LEAGUE POWER RANGERS HC
LUMBERJANES TP VOL 07
MICRONAUTS WRATH OF KARZA TP
MONSTROUS COLL STEVE NILES & BERNIE WRIGHTSON TP
PUNSHER EPIC COLLECTION TP CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
RICK AND MORTY TP VOL 06
RIVERS OF LONDON TP VOL 04 DETECTIVE STORIES
ROCKET GIRL TP VOL 02 ONLY THE GOOD
SHADOW DEATH OF MARGO LANE TP
SHAZAM A NEW BEGINNING 30TH ANNIV DLX ED HC
SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER TP
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION NEW REPUBLIC TP
STAR WARS TP VOL 06 OUT AMONG THE STARS
SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 07 THE DRAGONS HOARD
TEEN TITANS GO TP VOL 04 SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES TP VOL 02 DARKNESS WI
THE SENSES HC
TMNT ADVENTURES TP VOL 14
TRANSFORMERS COMP ALL HAIL MEGATRON TP
UNCLE SCROOGE THIRD NILE TP
WATCHMEN THE ANNOTATED EDITION HC
WET MOON GN VOL 05 WHERE ALL STARS FAIL TO BURN NE
WHITEOUT COMPENDIUM GN
X-MEN CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC
YOUNGBLOOD TP VOL 01 REBORN

MERCH
SAGA LYING CAT UNISEX XL T/S

BACK IN STOCK

BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #1 (OF 8) 3RD PTG

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

ALL STAR RECOMMENDS FOR NOVEMBER 28TH



ALL STAR RECOMMENDS FOR NOVEMBER 28TH: THE RAPID-FIRE CATCH UP EDITION
By Cameron Ashley

Hi Strangers!

Too many comics, too little time to write about them. Woe is me.

To remedy this, let's ram together four excellent comics in the form of bullet reviews. So with no further preamble, here they all are, in no particular order, to get us somewhat back up to speed and ready to strut into the New Year with our empty book bags begging to be filled.



COMICS OF THE WEEK : PEPPY IN THE WILD WEST
By HergĂ© 
Published by Fantagraphics

Serialised in 1934, Peppy In The Wild West is Belgian comics legend Herge's near-forgotten work. Thanks to Fantagraphics, it makes its English-language debut in a handsome, smartly-designed, album-sized edition. Peppy the bear is a hat maker. With bare heads now the trend, our industrious but struggling hero hits the trail and heads out west, accompanied by his love Virginny and his horse Bluebell. Selling his wears to the natives (drawn in the form of rabbits by Herge), a squabble breaks out when the local medicine man sees profits decline and the local chief take a loss in tax as a result. War is declared, and Peppy faces the wrath of the entire tribe. Absurd in all the right ways, Herge slips in plenty of digs at war profiteering and the ridiculousness of violent conflict. The pages are far less intricate that subsequent Tintin books (underway during the same period), but the artist's trademarks are all here and the liveliness of his line is present even at this early stage. It's also a very funny book, with slapstick gags aplenty and it comes with an excellent introduction by Cynthia Rose, tracing the long road Peppy took to publication and the various controversies that dogged Herge and his work. Essential for fans of classic comics and for Herge lovers in particular.



HEAVY METAL #288
By Various
Published by Heavy Metal Media

Okay, so the arrival of Grant Morrison as Heavy Metal Editor in Chief has not exactly propelled HM back into the stratosphere of comics excellence. There have been some good stories, Atomahawk chief among them off the top of my head, but there have also been some serious misses filling out the periodical's pages since Moz's much-hyped arrival, chief among them the entirety of that recent music issue. Ugh. But! Here to save the legendary title from the pull list chopping block is Richard Corben, HM alum and all around comics Titan, returning to the pages that (arguably) made him a serious comics player in the first place and providing some serious artistic clout and much-missed fantasy aesthetic. 

Corben's "Murky World" sees the now 77 year-old creator in playful and utterly undiluted form - how he remains so consistently terrific at his age is a mystery. Riffing on his own '70s HM classic, "Den," Corben gives us a hero named Tugat, an amnesiac newly awakened in a fantastical landscape tasked with travelling to a far away citadel where all his questions will be answered. It's a quest that already goes awry in this opening chapter, the first of many apparently, and it's a thrill to see his long and distinguished career come full circle.

Come for Corben, stay for James Harvey, whose "Mouth Baby" is possibly the best short comic I've read this year. Weighing in at just over thirty pages, Harvey's densely packed pages and frequently creative layouts are a showstopper. A young woman finds herself pregnant in the most unusual of places and when her baby is born, her and her partner find themselves raising a rapidly growing, social media-obsessed monster child. It's brilliant. Armed also with a great Weird short by Grant Morrison and Dominic Regan and a cool little Hellraiser tale by Ben Meares, Christian Francis and Mark Torres, this is a terrific issue, great enough to make us all forget that there is apparently an upcoming comic based on Nikki Sixx's autobiography...sigh. 


NOW #1
By Various
Published by Fantagraphics

More anthology goodness! Showing us all how it's really done is veteran Fantagraphics editor Eric Reynolds, whose new anthology project, Now, has finally made its long-awaited debut. With a thrice-yearly schedule and a very wise mandate to scrap serialised comics entirely (the bane of Image's Island and, let's be honest, an ongoing problem with Heavy Metal), Now #1 comes loaded with comics talent. With Noah Van Sciver's hilarious standout "Wall of Shame" as its centrepiece, the 130-page debut issue also features Eleanor Davis, Dash Shaw, Gabrielle Bell, Malachi Ward & Matt Sheean, Sammy Harkham, JC Menu and more.

Ward & Sheean's "Widening Horizon" is a fave, a short docu-style comic retelling the origins of an altogether very different history of human space travel. As with the duo's other work together, last year's Ancestor and the recently released Expansion, "Widening Horizon" is whip-smart and attractive high-concept SF. Another fave, Menu's "SOS Suitcase" is a scratchy nightmarish loop of a story. Sammy Harkham provides a quiet single page featuring Marlon Brando in Tahiti, and Tobias Schalken's "21 Positions/The Final Frontier" does remarkable things with comics page space. Honestly, though there's not a dud strip amongst the assembled crew, a testament to both editor Reynolds' taste and guiding hand. A killer debut issue.



H.P LOVECRAFT'S THE HOUND AND OTHER STORIES
By Gou Tanabe
Translated by Zack Davisson
Published by Dark Horse

Easily the most atmospheric translation of Lovecraft into comics is Gou Tanabe's remarkable The Hound and Other Stories, a collection of three tales of cosmic horror. It's the pacing that makes this work so very good, with Tanabe's long stretches of quiet moments opening up into double-page spreads of intricately detailed supernatural menace. I've had the Japanese edition for years and it's a particular treat to see Tanabe's work reach English-language readers, translated excellently by Zack Davisson, who clearly and wisely had the original stories on hand.

"The Temple" kicks things off perfectly, with Tanabe updating Lovecraft's 1920 tale to WWII as the crew of a German U-boat descend into madness and murder as they evade their mortal enemies and succumb to the influence of a strange artefact brought on bought connected to something that waits way down in the depths. The wonderfully creepy "The Hound" follows, a tale of grave robbing gone especially awry, that introduces readers to the wider Lovecraft mythos cleverly. "The Nameless City" closes proceedings, with an explorer searching for, and finding, the cursed Nameless City, as referenced in The Necronomicon. Perhaps visually the book's highlight, Tanabe takes the task of bringing the altar in Lovecraft's Nameless City to life with great seriousness, creating intricate inky menace on every page. Dark Horse plan to bring further Tanabe Lovecraft adaptations into print, hopefully sooner rather than later as The Hound and Other Stories is truly excellent.


 Love your comics.

Monday, November 27, 2017

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANET DVD PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY!



In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline work together to maintain order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the minister of defense, the duo embarks on a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where diverse species gather to share knowledge and culture. When a dark force threatens the peaceful city, Valerian and Laureline must race against time to identify the menace that also jeopardizes the future of the universe.

Thanks to those far out folks from Entertainment One and VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANET, NEW TO BUY OR RENT ON BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL now we are giving you the chance to win 1 of 2 DVD Prize Packs containing:
VALERIAN DVD 
VALERIAN Comic Book Sampler 
VALERIAN Pin Set
100 DAYS WITH VALERIAN book with a signed card from Luc Besson

To go into the draw for your chance to win all you need to do is tell us,
"Space is pretty amazing but the stars in my eye will always be thanks to  _______ " filling the blank with the tag of the person who lights up your night sky and you will be entered in the draw.

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 5pm Saturday the 2nd of December and winners will be announced Sunday the 3rd and notified soon after as to how to collect their prize packs.

A huge thanks again to Entertainment One and VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANET, NEW TO BUY OR RENT ON BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL.

ALL STAR XMAS WISH LIST GIFT REGISTRY




ALL STAR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST GIFT REGISTRY

The festive decorations have started to appear around the place, so it must be nearing that gift giving time of year...and like years gone by we want to do our best to ensure you have your share of holiday joy this season!

To make this happen it can be as easy as filling out one of our 
ALL STAR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST GIFT REGISTRY cards instore.
Simply
-Fill the list with items in the store you'd hope to be unwrapping this festive season,
-Leave the Wish List with us and then whenever anyone asks 
"What would you like for Christmas?" the answer is simple, 
"Head to All Star Comics and pick something from my Christmas Wish List!"

*REMEMBER* 
This full proof system only works if you mention to people that you have a Wish List with us.

As an extra bonus as it is the season, we'll be running our yearly THE ALL STAR 25 DAYS OF X-MAS promotion, which could have you getting a FREE gift from us just for filling a Wish List out and we'll also be giving you the chance to win a $100 All Star Gift Voucher as part of
ALL STAR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST GIFT REGISTRY GIVEAWAY!


To go into the draw for your chance to win a $100 All Star Voucher all you need to do is fill out a Wish List instore and tell us here,
"I've written a All Star Wish List, All Star has checked it twice, now I just need  _______ to make it in to help my holiday season gift dreams come true!"
filling the blank with the tag of the persons whoever you think will need help getting you the perfect give this year and you will be entered in the draw.

Terms and Conditions:
-You can enter either here or instore first but only entries that have filled out a All Star Wish List instore AND entered online will be included in the draw.
-All entries will go into the All Star Barrel and the winner will be drawn at random.
-Entries close 5pm Sunday the 24th of December and winner will be announced Tuesday the 26th and notified soon after as to how to collect their Voucher.


THE ALL STAR 25 DAYS OF X-MAS!

Also add in the chance to get a FREE gift from us just by filling out an All Star Wish List instore and you are only doing yourself a disservice if you don't get on board with this!

Just by filling out an All Star Wish List, your name will be entered in a draw for the chance to pick a mystery gift from under All Star Christmas Tree as of the 1st of December! A different person will be drawn each day in the lead up to the 25th, picking a mystery gift from the gifts left under the tree. 

So there it is! Just for giving you the chance of getting something you really want this Holiday Season, you could score a mystery comic gift! The rest is up to you, come in, fill out the Wish List, tell folks where they need to go to get you what you want.
It's that easy.
Truly this is a Christmas Miracle!


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
-This is a instore promotion only.
-Ask for the Wish List at the counter.
-Each mystery gift will be drawn at close of each day and the winners name will be announced on Facebook the next day.

A simple and fun way to increase the chances of getting that gift you really wanted this gift giving season, with the possibility of getting a gift from us for your troubles!
SO MUCH HOLIDAY CHEER!