ASTRONOTES #261  Corresponds to Previews  April 20176

 

Hey, hi, howdy, and welcome to Astronotes #261.  It's been a lousy month for the comics industry: We lost three major talents: The mainstream saw the passing of Berni Wrightson, just about the greatest horror artist the business has ever seen, who succumbed to the brain cancer that forced his retirement early in the year. To give you an idea of his work ethic, years ago, when he was working on "Batman: The Cult", he somehow injured his drawing (right) hand, to the point where he couldn'd even hold a pencil with it, let alone draw, so he taught himself how to do the job with his left hand. And a beautiful job it was, too.
We also lost underground artists Skip Williamson, creator of Snappy Sammy Smoot and Neon Vincent, due to renal failure, heart disease, and diabetes, along with his pal, artist and publisher Jay Lynch. Both, aside from being mainstays of the underground moment, did a fair amount of work for magazines like Mad, Playboy, National Lampoon, and Penthouse. Lynch somewhat famously  once sort of moved in to the Playboy mansion in Chicago, only to be booted out after a couple of weeks, when someone mistakenly thought they'd heard him say he had defecated in the mansion's swimming pool and reported it to Hugh Hefner.  Hef, knowing that Lynch was just crazy and anarchistic enough to actually do it, showed him the door posthaste. It was only a couple of years later that another cartoonist told Hefner that Lynch had only wondered out loud about what the hedonist in chief would do if someone were to pull a stunt like that. The two mended their relationship, and Lynch was once again getting assignments from Playboy...
Quite a lot of stuff to go through this month. For the big two, DC's going fairly berserk with these DCU-Looney Tunes type crossovers, while Marvel has 16 titles featuring Secret Empire, their big crossover event of the year. Just gearing up for summer I guess.
Speaking of summertime reading, traditionally the May catalogue has been the heaviest of each year, although the last two years have been somewhat flat. I don't want to jinx it, but from the look of this catalogue, it looks like they're trying to get back in line with history.

Sturgeon's Law says that 90% of everything is crud. That doesn't mean the other 10% is good, just that it's not crud.
Now if you have 10 things, only one of them isn't crud- kinda disappointing. On the other hand, if you have 3,315 things, that means that you have 331 things that aren't crud. That's a lot!
Well, there's 3,315 things in this catalog.
So go ahead- pig out on this stuff. We need the money.

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++DARK HORSE

 

 

BRIGGS LAND LONE WOLVES #1

(W) Brian Wood (A) Mack Chater (CA) Matthew Woodson

Isaac Briggs, fresh off a tour in Afghanistan and struggling to reintegrate, finds solace hiking the old forest trails.  When two random backpackers wander onto the Land, an innocent situation quickly turns dangerous and Isaac's military training takes a turn down a dark path.

Welcome to Briggs Land, nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, representing the largest antigovernment secessionist movement in the United States.

Brian Wood's critically acclaimed series returns for the next chapter in an even more relevant postelection America.

In development for a television series at AMC TV! 32pgs, FC $3.99

 


 

BLANKSHOT #1

(W) Alex De Campi (A/CA) Chris Cross

Marcus King: modern-day Robin Hood or terrorist? Maybe both? When Marcus comes face to face with an adversary who knows all of his carefully buried truths, he's forced to become the man he has always pretended to be. And punch a small army of dudes. And blow up stuff. Lots of stuff.

- Written by Eisner nominee Alex de Campi (Archie vs. Predator).

- Art by ChrisCross (Convergence: Justice League of America).

7x10, 32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

 

NO PLAN B ART OF MICHAEL AVON HC APR170032

(W/A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming

Michael Avon Oeming never prepared for any way to make a living other than drawing. Now the cocreator of Powers, United States of Murder Inc., Takio, Mice Templar, and more offers an in-depth look into his artistic archives, the creative process, and a career that has touched every corner of the comics industry over the last thirty years.

This book also features an interview with John Siuntres of the Word Balloon podcast about long-term creative partnerships and explores the secrets of thriving through the ups and downs of the comics industry. Previously unpublished artwork includes whole pages from Powers, The Victories, and other series, as well as collaborations with Mike Mignola, Eric Powell, Kevin Smith, Douglas Rushkoff, Gerard Way, and video-game developer Valve.

HC, 9x12, 184pgs, FC    SRP: $39.99

Back when he could actually be bothered to produce some contracted artwork, (very early Powers time) I thought Oeming was an okay artist. Nothing special, but okay, just as Kurt Swan and Don Heck were okay. Then DC pulled that stunt a couple of years back for a JLA #1 where there was a different cover for each state. My DC guy told me that their decision on which artist should do the work on the last state in an alphabetical listing was easy: Who should do the art for the state that has Cheyeanne as its capital?
Why, Oeming of course! By the way, did you know that the artist Doug Mahnke pronounces his name "monkey"?

 

 

ALIEN VS PREDATOR LIFE AND DEATH TP   APR170046

(W) Dan Abnett (A) Brian Thies (CA) David Palumbo

Three women face deadly choices as the graphic novel cycle of Life and Death comes to its conclusion, intersecting with the previous Fire and Stone story cycle to create a massive tale of humanity's confrontation with the galaxy's three greatest terrors! Collects the four-issue series Alien vs. Predator: Life and Death and the double-sized Prometheus: Life and Death-Final Conflict.   SC, 7x10, 136pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

 

ALIENS FIRE AND STONE TP   APR170049

(W) Chris Roberson (A) Patric Reynolds (CA) David Palumbo

During a vicious xenomorph outbreak, terraforming engineer Derrick Russell leads a desperate group of survivors onto a rickety mining vessel. They hope to escape the creatures overrunning their colony-but they'll face horrors both in space and on the strange planet where they crash. Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films! Collects the four-issue miniseries. SC, 672pgs, PC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

ALIENS VS PREDATOR OMNIBUS TP VOL 01   APR170050

(W) Randy Stradley & Various (A) Phil Norwood & Various (CA) Glenn Fabry

Mankind's two ultimate nightmares come together in mortal combat, and whoever wins-we lose. On the remote planet Ryushi, a small ranching community becomes an unwilling participant in a deadly ritual: extraterrestrial Predators have seeded Ryushi with Alien eggs in order to create the ultimate hunt. But what the Predators don't know is that an Alien queen egg is amongst those they've sent as potential hunting stock, and when the Predators arrive, the hunters become the hunted amidst a monumental swarm of Aliens, and they may need to turn to the very same humans they regard as little more than potential trophies to give them any hope of survival.

Aliens vs. Predator Omnibus Volume One packs over 400 pages of excitement and terror into one package, offering the original smash-hit AVP comics series that launched the franchise, plus the exciting continuation of the storyline previously published as AVP: War.

Super value package-only $24.95 for over 400 story pages!

2004's blockbuster Fox AVP film brought a new generation of fans to the franchise; the DVD of the film featured Dark Horse Comics material, and the special-edition DVD featured interviews with DH publisher Mike Richardson and AVP creators. SC, 6x9     $24.99

 

 

CALLA CTHULHU TP   APR170060

(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) David Rubin

Being a teenager isn't easy-especially after you learn you carry the bloodline of Lovecraft's Great Old Ones in your veins. Instead of a summer job and checking out colleges, Calla Tafali finds herself battling supernatural monsters, human assassins, and her uncle, the King in Yellow. She must resist his call to embrace her own chaotic heritage and join the "family business," as well as prevent the awakening of the terrible deity asleep and dreaming in the corpse city of R'lyeh-the Dread Dead One! Prepare yourself for weird action, adventure, and mystery in the Mighty Mythos Manner!

- All-ages adventure from Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer! (STL047090) (C: 0-1-2)

SC, 6x9, 240pgs, FC     SRP: $9.99

 

 

DARK HORSE BOOK OF HORROR HC   APR170077

(W/A)  Various

Mike Mignola, Hellboy, and a roster of great creators and characters explore the dark corners of the horror genre in thirty-five stories of witchcraft, ghosts, and the risen dead.

Originally published in four award-winning anthologies, these stories featured the debut of Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson's Beasts of Burden series, and standalone stories by Kelley Jones, Kurt Busiek, and many others.

In addition to the comics, Gary Gianni (Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea) illustrates stories by legendary authors such as Robert E. Howard (Conan) and William Hope Hodgson (The House on the Borderland), and Scott Allie interviews experts in the occult fields, including a seance medium and a witch who specializes in love spells.

 

-Collects The Dark Horse Book of Monsters, The Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft, The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, and The Dark Horse Book of the Dead.    HC, 368pgs, FC SRP: $19.99

 

 

DEAD INSIDE TP VOL 01 APR170080

(W) John Arcudi (A) Toni Fejzula (CA) Dave Johnson

The Jail Crimes Division of the Sheriff's Office in Mariposa County investigates crimes committed inside county jails. With a limited number of suspects who can't escape, these are usually easy cases to solve-but not this one. As detective Linda Caruso gets closer to the heart of the case, she discovers uncomfortable truths about her friends, her job, and her community. Collects issues #1-5.

HC, 368pgs, FC    $14.99

 

 

MATT WAGNER GRENDEL TALES OMNIBUS TP VOL 01    APR170082

(W) Steve Seagle & Various (A) Rob Walton & Various

From the visionary mind of Matt Wagner, the world of Grendel returns with two value-priced volumes collecting all Grendel Tales stories! Grendel Tales Omnibus Volume 1 features some of the best writers and artists in the industry, all covers from the original comic books, and never-before-collected story material!

- Collects "Devil Worship" - the first Grendel Tales short story from Grendel #40, Four Devils, One Hell #1-6, Devil's Hammer #1-3, The Devil in Our Midst #1-5, and Devils and Deaths #1-2.

"Grendel is a brave and possibly even reckless experiment that has succeeded admirably." --Alan Moore (Watchmen)

Steve Seagle (W), James Robinson (W), Rob Walton (W/A), Darko Macan (W), Ho Che Anderson (A), Teddy H. Kristiansen (A/C), Paul Grist (A), Edvin Biukovi? (A), Bernie Mireault (C), Kathryn Delaney (C), and Matthew Hollingsworth  HC, 432pgs, FC  $24.99

 

 

STRANGE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING MAN #1

(W) Cole Haddon (A/CA) Sebastian Cabrol

Inspector Thomas Adye of Scotland Yard is determined to return to normalcy after his run-in with Edward Hyde and Jack the Ripper, and the bizarre cases he's confronted since-including his most recent, and cold, strange case . . . the disappearing man. In his investigations, Adye is drawn to a gentleman on a constant quest to experience life in new and vibrant ways. Seduced by the man's philosophies, Adye begins down an uncertain path that may put him in more danger than he's ever imagined.

- Features horror legends Dorian Gray, Mr. Hyde, the Invisible Man, and many more!

Written by Cole Haddon (Dracula TV series)!  32pgs, FC  $3.99

 

 

ANGEL SEASON 11 TP VOL 01 OUT OF PAST   APR170086

(W) Corinna Bechko (A) Geraldo Borges (CA) Scott Fischer

Angel, a reformed vampire cursed with a soul, is tormented by a vision linking his shameful past to something very big-and very bad-that is coming. As Angel and his friend Fred begin trying to solve the mystery, the goddess Illyria gives Angel some insight and incentive. Then she really gets involved, and Angel discovers it might be possible to change the future by changing the past. Collects #1-4 of the series.

SC, 7x10, 104pgs, FC    $17.99

 


 

BTVS SEASON 11 TP VOL 01 SPREAD OF EVIL   APR170089

(W) Christos N. Gage, Nicholas Brendon (A) Rebekah Isaacs (CA) Steve Morris

Buffy and the Scoobies weren't ready for this. When a tsunami and a dragon devastate San Francisco, folks connected to the supernatural are blamed for causing the catastrophe and soon have restrictions placed on them in the name of safety. Buffy must choose sides, find a way for herself and her friends to survive, determine how disaster happened, and not lose who she is. Collects #1-6 of the series.       SC, 7x10, 160pgs, FC $19.99

 

GO TEAM VENTURE! THE ART & MAKING OF THE VENTURE BROS. HC APR170090

(W/A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming

Ken Plume sits down with series creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer to have a conversation about the creation of every single episode through season 6 and much more. From the earliest sketches of Hank and Dean scribbled in a notebook to pitching the series to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, learning the ins and outs of animation, character designs for each season, storyboards, painted backgrounds, and behind-the-scenes recollections of how the show came together-it's all here.

Foreword by Patton Oswalt! Featuring never-before-seen artwork from the hit Cartoon Network series!

Original sketches!   HC, 9x12, 184pgs, FC SRP: $39.99

 

COMPLETE ELFQUEST TP VOL 04    APR170097

(W) Wendy Pini, Richard Pini (A/CA) Wendy Pini

The classic fantasy comic by Wendy and Richard Pini delves into more of the past of your favorite elfin hunters in Hidden Years. And the wicked Winnowill allies herself with the warlord Grohmul Djun, twisting his heart to evil and setting the course for centuries of conflict between humans and the elfin tribes. Collects issues from ElfQuest: Hidden Years (#10-15) and the ElfQuest: Shards saga (#1-16). HC, 7x10, 584pgs, B&W $24.99

 

CONAN OMNIBUS TP VOL 03 ANCIENT GODS AND SORCERERS    APR170102

(W) Timothy Truman (A) Tomas Giorello, Richard Corben (CA) Frank Cho

Dark Horse's critically acclaimed Conan, now available in a value-priced omnibus!

Showcasing the work of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomßs Giorello, this action-packed omnibus includes  adaptations of Robert E. Howard's "The Hand of Nergal" and "Black Colossus," plus tales detailing Conan's return to his homeland of Cimmeria. Also features work by horror master Richard Corben!    448pgs, FC  SRP: $24.99

 

 

WISH TP   APR170103

(W/A/CA)  Clamp

Walking home from work one day, handsome young doctor Shuichiro notices an adorable little thing trapped in a tree . . . not a cat, but an angel, Kohaku. In gratitude for rescuing it, Kohaku offers to grant Shuichiro a wish-but to the angel's surprise, Shuichiro says no thanks . . . everything in his life is great! But little Kohaku isn't going to give up that easily, and moves in with Shuichiro. Soon they're joined by the demons Koryuu and Kokuyo, and the household becomes an earthly haven for love that's been lost-and a sanctuary for love that can't be run from.

A crossover title with Dark Horse's previous Drug & Drop.

800pgs, FC  SRP: $24.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++DC COMICS

 

 

DARK DAYS THE FORGE #1

(W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV (A) Jim Lee & Various (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams

DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC's pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It's an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC's most legendary heroes?

The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion III and illustrated by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.! You do not want to miss this one!

40pgs, FC   SRP: $4.99

 

 

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES BUGS BUNNY SPECIAL #1

(W) Sam Humphries, Juan Ortiz (A) Tom Grummett & Various (CA) Tom Grummett, Karl Kesel

The Legion of Super-Heroes always thought they had taken their inspiration from the 21st Century's Superboy. But when they try to bring that hero into their future time, the team discovers to their surprise the caped champion isn't who-or even what-they expected! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters with story and art by Juan Ortiz!   48pgs FC     $4.99

 

 

LOBO ROAD RUNNER SPECIAL #1

(W) Bill Morrison (A) Kelley Jones, Bill Morrison (CA) Kelley Jones

Wile E. Coyote travels to the far reaches of space to hire Lobo to hunt down and kill his greatest nemesis of all time, the Road Runner. And when the Coyote and Lobo are

after him, the Road Runner knows if they catch him-he's through. And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters with story and art by Bill Morrison!    48pgs, FC      SRP: $4.99

 

 

MARTIAN MANHUNTER MARVIN THE MARTIAN SPECIAL #1

(W) Steve Orlando & Various (A) Aaron Lopresti & Various (CA) Aaron Lopresti

Martian Manhunter tries to halt Marvin the Martian's determination for world domination. J'onn is conflicted with his own Martian identity as he attempts to stop the hapless, determined Marvin from blowing Earth to bits in order to gain a clear view of Venus. And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters written by Jim Fanning, art by John Loter!

48pgs, FC   SRP: $4.99

 

 

WONDER WOMAN TASMANIAN DEVIL SPECIAL #1

(W) Antony Bedard (A) Barry Kitson, Ben Caldwell (CA) Jim Lee

Not since the twelve labors of Hercules has a Greek warrior faced as great a danger and as destructive a peril as the Tasmanian Devil! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters with story by Tony Bedard and art by Ben Caldwell!

48pgs, FC   SRP: $4.99

Listen, when they started soliciting these things a few months ago, they looked like a little package of one-shots. It still looks like a bunch of one-shots, but who knows when they're going to stop. If you like what they're doing here, and you want them all, just tell us, and we'll add "DCU-WB SPLS" (or something like that) to your list.
Personally, I think that a PINKY & BRAIN LEX LUTHOR SPECIAL is an idea, With plots by Brain and Luthor (plots for world domination of course), with art by Jae Lee is a natural.
Not all things in nature are good.

 

DC LOONEY TUNES 100 PAGE SPECTACULAR #1   APR170369

(W) Mark Evanier (A) Joe Staton & Various (CA) Steve Rude

The miniseries from 2000 that first united the best-known heroes from two very different universes is back in a single issue collection featuring SUPERMAN/BUGS BUNNY #1-4! All the Looney Tunes are making their way into the DC Universe thanks to Mr. Mxyzptlk and the Do-Do-and only Superman stands a chance of keeping the universes apart...with the help of a certain wascally wabbit!   96pgs,{which is pretty close to "100"..} FC $7.99

 

 

WONDER WOMAN STEVE TREVOR #1

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Christian Duce (CA) Paul Renaud

When Wonder Woman saved Steve Trevor from dying on the shores of Themiscyra, his life-and hers-changed forever! In this special issue, learn more about the tumultuous partnership these two have had over the yearsàand get a hint at where it's going in the future! Have these two finally admitted they're meant for each other? Or do the Fates have other ideas?   32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

MOTHER PANIC TP VOL 01 WORK IN PROGRESS   APR170407

(W) Jody Houser, Jim Krueger (A) Tommy Lee Edwards & Various (CA) Tommy Lee Edwards

There's a new vigilante on the streets of Gotham City, and she's got her own brand of violent justice. Enter Mother Panic! By day, Violet Paige is a celebutante with a bad attitude and a temper to match, whom no one suspects of having anything lying beneath the surface of her outrageous exploits. But Violet isn't just another bored heiress in the upper echelons of Gotham City's elite. Motivated by her traumatic youth, Violet seeks to exact vengeance on her privileged peers as the terrifying new vigilante known only as Mother Panic. Collects issues #1-6 of this new series! SC, 176pgs, B&W      SRP: $16.99

 

 

SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL TP VOL 01 EARTH GIRL MADE EASY (MR)   APR170410

(W) Cecil Castellucci, Asher Powell (A) Marley Zarcone & Various (CA) Becky Cloonan

On the planet Meta, young Loma steals the madness coat that once belonged to Rac Shade and makes a break across galaxies to take up residence in a new body: Earth girl Megan Boyer. Only now Loma learns that Megan was a bully whom everyone hated, and Loma has to survive high school with the ever-growing and uncontrollable madness at her side-not to mention there are people back on her homeworld who might just want Shade's coat back. Collects issues #1-6.    SC, 176pgs, FC      SRP: $16.99


 

DEATHSTROKE RB16 TP VOL 02 THE GOSPEL OF SLADE   APR170412

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Carlo Pagulayan & Various (CA) Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki

Deathstroke battles the Man of Steel in the conclusion to ôThe Professionalö storyline as this second Rebirth collection begins! Then, in ôFour Days,ö Slade and Wintergreen team up for a covert mission that reveals the stunning truth about Deathstroke's powers. Collects issues #6-11. SC, 144pgs, FC      SRP: $16.99

 

FLASH TP VOL 03 ROGUES RELOADED (REBIRTH)   APR170413

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Carmine Di Giandomenico & Various (CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico

In ôRogues Reloaded,ö the Flash's old foes, the Rogues, have abandoned Central City, pulled off that big score they've been after for years and are living it up in a beachside mansion. The only problem? They ripped off the wrong marks-and now some truly evil people are out for revenge. If the Rogues are going to have a chance of surviving, they need the help of their least favorite person: Flash. Collects #14-20. SC, 144pgs, FC      $16.99

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 03 TIMELESS (REBIRTH)   APR170415

(W) Bryan Hitch (A) Bryan Hitch & Various (CA) Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan

A new epic begins when a mysterious young woman implores the Justice League to fight against the Timeless, a cosmic threat they've never faced before-because it exists at different points throughout Earth's history! But when the individual members of the Justice League are scattered across time, they must find their way back to the present to stop the Timeless! Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE #14-19. SC, 144pgs, FC  SRP: $16.99

 

 

AQUAMAN KINGDOM LOST TP   APR170417

(W) John Arcudi (A) Patrick Gleason & Various (CA) Patrick Gleason, Christian Alamy

Just as citizens of Sub Diego are starting to adapt to their new life under the sea, Black Manta arrives with his own plans for the devastated city. While Aquaman and his new Aquagirl deal with this latest mystery, Atlantis is making its inroads with Sub Diego. This legendary storyline comes to a close in the lead-up to Infinite Crisis. Collects #32-39.SC, 200pgs, FC      $16.99

 

 

BATMAN TMNT TP VOL 01   APR170419

(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Freddie Williams II

The sold-out, smash-hit 6-issue miniseries co-published with IDW is now available in paperback! It all starts in Gotham City, as a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he is up against a group of highly trained ninjas. Somehow, the Foot Clan has crossed over to another dimension-but they haven't come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are on their trail! SC, 176pgs, FC SRP: $16.99

 

 

GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER TP VOL 01  APR170424

(W) Brenden Fletcher & Various (A) Adam Archer & Various (CA) Karl Kerschl

With a new semester under way, Olive and the rest of the Detective Club have a new mystery: the Book of Gotham! The club must find out why this book is so important as Olive faces her destiny! Collects GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER #1-3, and #5-8.

SC, 160pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 

HE MAN THUNDERCATS TP   APR170425

(W) Rob David, Lloyd Goldfine (A/CA) Freddie Williams II

He-Man takes on Lion-O and the rest of the Thundercats in an epic battle! The claws will come out and sparks will fly as these two heroes come face to face in an all-out melee of iron and muscle. With the Eye of Thundera, will the Thundercats sway the tides against He-Man's pure power and strength? Can they settle their differences when Mumm-Ra and Skeletor arrrive? Collects HE-MAN/THUNDERCATS #1-6.    SC, 160pgs, FC      SRP: $16.99

Can't help but wonder if Rob David, writer of He-Man Thundercats is any relation to Peter David, writer of stff. I kinda doubt it: Rob has much more hair, while PAD has many more chins.

 

 

MIDNIGHTER THE COMPLETE WILDSTORM SERIES TP   APR170430

(W) Garth Ennis & Various (A) Chris Sprouse & Various (CA) C Sprouse, K Story

From his hometown to the Middle East to the Carrier in outer space, Midnighter must protect the ones he loves while battling for his and their lives. When a firm of professional fascist superheroes overrun Midnighter's hometown, he battles himself in the guise of Assassin8 and steals his genetic code in the hopes of destroying the Authority, pitting friend versus friend and Midnighter versus Apollo! This title collects MIDNIGHTER #1-20 and MIDNIGHTER: ARMAGEDDON #1! SC, 512pgs, FC  SRP: $39.99

 

MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO TP   APR170431

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Fernando Blanco (CA)  Aco

When Midnighter and Apollo are torn apart by a mysterious villain who sends Apollo to the underworld, Midnighter must brave the gates of hell itself for his lover. Collects MIDNIGHTER & APOLLO #1-6. SC, 152pgs, FC  SRP: $16.99

 

 

PLANETARY TP BOOK 01   APR170433

(W) Warren Ellis (A) John Cassaday & Various (CA) John Cassaday

This new cut of the classic series includes extras from the Absolute Edition, including sketches and variant covers. Collecting the adventures of Elijah Snow, a powerful hundred-year-old-man, Jakita Wagner, an extremely powerful but bored woman, and the Drummer, a man with the ability to communicate with machines. Collects Planetary #1-14, the Planetary Sneak Peek and Planetary/The Authority: RULING THE WORLD #1. (STL046856)

SC, 432pgs, FC    SRP: $29.99

 

NIGHTWING TP VOL 06 TO SERVE AND PROTECT   APR170434

(W) Chuck Dixon (A) Patrick Zircher & Various (CA) Greg Land, Karl Story

Dick Grayson's adventures in Bl_dhaven continue in these tales from NIGHTWING #47-60 and NIGHTWING 80-PAGE GIANT #1. As he moves up the ranks in the city's police department, Nightwing battles the threats of the Sylph and the Shrike. Plus, learn the backstory of the crazed hero called Nite-Wing and witness an encounter between Nightwing and Catwoman! (STL045408)

SC, 360pgs, FC    SRP: $29.99

 

ROBIN TP VOL 04 TURNING POINT   APR170435

(W) Chuck Dixon (A) Tom Grummett, Phil Jimenez (CA) T. Grummett, Ray Kryssing

In these tales from ROBIN #0, #6-13 and SHOWCASE '94 #5-6, Tim Drake witnesses the start of a new era as Dick Grayson takes over as Batman in the wake of the ôKnightfallö storyline. Plus, Robin faces off with Two-Face, battles Steeljacket and tries to deal with the legacy left by the Robins before him!  SC, 248pgs, FC    SRP: $24.99

 

 

SUPERGIRL THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 01   APR170436

(W) Otto Binder, Jerry Siegel (A) Al Plastino, Jim Mooney (CA) Michael Cho

In these stories from ACTION COMICS #252-284, Supergirl adjusts to life on Earth with her adoptive parents. The stories alternate between small-town slice-of-life tales, tales of Supergirl's efforts to master her new powers, and time-traveling jaunts into the far future and past. Plus, don't miss an early appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes!   SC, 384pgs, FC    SRP: $29.99

 

 

SUPERMAN SAVAGE DAWN TP   APR170438

(W) Gene Luen Yang & Various (A) Aaron Kuder & Various (CA) Aaron Kuder

Depowered and fragile, Superman is becoming increasingly desperate to regain his abilities! There isn't a solution he's not ready to embrace: the Greek Gods, villainous adversaries and even Kryptonite! In the midst of this crisis, Superman discovers the mastermind behind it all: Vandal Savage! Collects SUPERMAN #A 3, ACTION COMICS #48-50, SUPERMAN #48-50, SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #25-27 & #30-31. SC, 352pgs, FC $24.99

 

WONDER WOMAN BY GREG RUCKA TP VOL 02   APR170440  

(W) Greg Rucka (A) Drew Johnson & Various (CA) J. G. Jones

In these stories from WONDER WOMAN #206-217, the deadly Medusa comes calling, and Wonder Woman's world is turned upside down. After a terrible sacrifice, the Amazing Amazon must prove herself once again to her comrades in the Justice League-and to the world. (STL045399)

SC, 320pgs, FC    SRP: $29.99

 

WONDER WOMAN 100 PROJECT TP   APR170441

All of the Hero Initiative's 100-plus original covers to DC's Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1 are presented in this great new book featuring art by John Cassaday, Alan Davis, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Adam Hughes, Dale Keown, George Perez, Paolo Rivera and many more! See all the covers along with a special behind-the-scenes section showing developmental art and more! There will be ONLY ONE PRINTING OF THIS BOOK EVER! Order yours today!   SC, 120pgs, FC SRP: $12.99

 

CATWOMAN WHEN IN ROME TP   APR170442

(W) Jeph Loeb (A/CA) Tim Sale

The Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale returns to further the exciting adventures they began in BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN and followed in BATMAN: DARK VICTORY! Collecting the 6-part series that guest-starred Batman and a host of Gotham's most colorful and dangerous villains, WHEN IN ROME chronicles Catwoman's mysterious trip to Italy and her dealings with the deadly Falcone crime family. It's an incredible tale of Gotham's sexiest cat burglar! SC, 160pgs, FC SRP: $14.99

 

 

DARING ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL TP VOL 01   APR170443

(W) Paul Kupperberg (A) Carmine Infantino, Bob Oksner (CA) Rich Buckler, Dick Giordano

In these 1980s tales from THE DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #1-12, Supergirl relocates from Metropolis to Chicago-and meets evil in new forms, including the villainous Psi! Plus, while battling the evil foursome known as the Gang, Kara stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens all of her new hometown! Guest-starring the Doom Patrol!   208pgs, FC      SRP: $19.99


 

CLEAN ROOM TP VOL 03 WAITING FOR THE STARS   APR170448

(W) Gail Simone (A) Walter Geovani, Sanya Anwar (CA) Jenny Frison

In these stories from CLEAN ROOM #13-18, discover how Astrid was first affected after her hospitalization through the eyes of one who cannot see what she sees: her brother and would-be assassin, Peter Mueller. Then, a woman devastated by the violent loss of her husband finds comfort in Astrid Mueller's teachings, only to face the woman herself in the most nightmarish reaches of the Clean Room!   SC, 144pgs, FC      SRP: $16.99

 

 

FROSTBITE TP (MR)   APR170452

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Jason Shawn Alexander

After Earth's second ice age, heat is power and brutal gangs roam the icy wasteland. If that wasn't enough, a terrible disease called ôFrostbiteö is literally freezing people from the inside out. Once you catch it, the effect is instantaneous. There is no immunity, there is no cure. Until now. Doctor Henry Bonham and his daughter Victoria have found the key to ending Frostbite. If they can get from Mexico City to a secret government outpost in Alcatraz, they could stabilize life across the globe. But to do that they'll need to stay alive. That's where Keaton comes in. She and her crew have faced worse journeys before, but never with the potential consequences this one poses if they fail. Collects FROSTBITE #1-6.    SC, 144pgs, FC SRP: $16.99

 

 

SCALPED TP BOOK 01 (MR)   APR170454

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) R. M. Guera

The first eleven issues of the acclaimed series are collected in a new trade paperback! Dashiell Bad Horse has come home to the reservation armed with a set of nunchucks,

a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and a dark secret. But nothing has changed-except for the glimmering new casino, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime. Includes sketch material by artist R.M. Guera.   SC, 296pgs, FC    $24.99

 

 

CLEAN ROOM TP VOL 01 IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (MR)   APR170455

(W) Gail Simone (A) Jon Davis-Hunt (CA) Jenny Frison

In the first six issues of this new Vertigo series, meet Astrid Mueller, the enigmatic leader of a giant self-help organization. Journalist Chloe Pierce's fiance committed suicide after reading Astrid's book-and now Chloe is determined to find out who Astrid Mueller really is and learn the secret of the Clean Room, where your deepest fears are revealed.   SC, 160pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE TP BOOK 02 (MR)   APR170457

(W) Matt Wagner, Steven T. Seagle (A) Guy Davis & Various (CA) Gavin Wilson

Don't miss these epics from SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE #13-24 and ANNUAL #1! In 'The Vamp,' Wesley Dodds dreams of grisly murders as young socialites are found drained of blood. Then, in 'The Scorpion,' a whip-wielding madman has targeted the Sandman. And in 'Dr. Death,' the elderly in Manhattan are dying under mysterious circumstances, and it's up to the Sandman to stop the murderer!    SC, 384pgs, FC SRP: $29.99

 


 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++IDW PUBLISHING

 

 

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS INFINITE #1 (OF 3)

(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Stacey Lee

The FIRST-EVER Jem/Misfits Crossover Event begins here and now with "INFINITE PART ONE!" Now a happy quintet, Jem and The Holograms are stronger than ever, which is a good thing because they're about to embark on an adventure unlike anything they'd ever imagined possible. After a public fight with The Misfits at a charity event, a strangely dressed Techrat shows up and takes them to a whole new world... literally. And it is going to change EVERYTHING.

- Part 1 of the Jem: Infinite mega-event!

- All-new adventures start here in Jem and The Holograms first ever CROSSOVER EVENT!

- All the music, all the fashion, all the romance, all the sci-fi shenanigans begin here!   32pgs, FC (1 of 3)   SRP: $3.99

 

 

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS MISFITS INFINITE #1 (OF 3)

(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Jenn St Onge

The FIRST EVER Jem/Misfits Crossover Event continues here in " INFINITE PART TWO!" Never okay with letting Jem and The Holograms steal the spotlight, The Misfits have followed them to this "brave new world" and are shocked by what they find... a world ruled by JEM and powered by Synergy Hologram Technology. WHAT. IS. EVEN. HAPPENING!?!

- Part 2 of the Jem: Infinite mega-event!

- Guess Jem and The Holograms secret is out!...but what will The Misfits do with that secret?!

- All-new adventures continue here in Jem and The Holograms first ever CROSSOVER EVENT!

32pgs, FC (1 of 3)      SRP: $3.99

 

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS TP VOL 05 TRULY OUTRAGEOUS   APR170488

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Meredith McClaren & Various (CA) Rian Gonzalez

Jem and The Holograms head to Hawaii for some much needed rest and relaxation but with The Stingers renting the beach house next door they instead get shenanigans, betrayals, hi-jinx, and... volcanoes?! Meanwhile, has Jerrica finally made a decision about her future and thus the future of JEM? Collects #24û26, and the 2017 Annual! SC, 120pgs, FC     SRP: $19.99

 

MY LITTLE PONY MOVIE PREQUEL #1

(W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Andy Price

This fall, My Little Pony: The Movie hits theaters, and this prequel mini-series is your first look at the fantastic adventure to come! Each issue will focus on a new character from the upcoming movie! Danger looms over Equestria as a new villain debuts! 32pgs, FC     SRP: $3.99

 

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER TP VOL 09   APR170496

(W) Thom Zahler & Various (A) Agnes Garbowska & Various (CA) Jay P. Fosgitt

Friends Forever celebrates the magic of friendship in these stand-alone tales featuring all of your favorite characters. Share adventures with Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich, Twilight Sparkle and Starlight Glimmer, Rainbow Dash and Soarin, and more. Collects issues #34-38. SC, 120pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 


 

HANAZUKI FULL OF TREASURES #1

(W) David Mariotte (A/CA) Nico Pena

-A Moonflower is Born.-The origin of Hanazuki! Based on the new digital-first show, Hanazuki: Full of Treasures comes a comic retelling of the birth of Hanazuki! On a distant moon, Hanazuki is the new protector of a group of cutie-pies known as Hemkas and the guardian of special treasures that will turn back the forces of darkness!

-Based on the first episode of Hanazuki: Full of Treasures, which has over 2 million views on YouTube

-32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

 

UNCLE SCROOGE TIMELESS TALES HC VOL 03   APR170516

(W/A) Francesco Artibani & Various (CA) Ulrich Schroder, Daan Jippes

He's tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties... he's Scrooge McDuck! But has he got what it takes to survive a combined onslaught from Flintheart Glomgold, John D. Rockerduck, Magica De Spell, and the Beagle Boys in "Scrooge's Last Adventure"? Also features Glittering Goldie in Romano Scarpa's "The Miner's Granddaughter," new tales of Uncle Rumpus by William Van Horn, and a virtual reality trek through Scrooge's Life and Times in "Scrooge Vs. Scrooge!" Collects IDW's Uncle Scrooge #13û18, an assortment of classic and modern Disney tales, many of them published for the first time in the U.S. by highly regarded creators from around the world. HC, 7x10, 256pgs, FC   $29.99

 

 

BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES TP   APR170539

(W) Matthew K. Manning (A/CA) Jon Sommariva

The animated worlds of the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon cartoon and Batman: The Animated Series collide in this outstanding mini-series featuring fan-favorite characters from both universes! Villains start to mysteriously escape Arkham and Batman seeks to track them down, but he discovers that they have left Gotham completely... and gone to the New York City of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

-The first Batman: The Animated Series new material since 2004 when The Batman Adventures concluded.

-"If you like the animated Batman and Ninja Turtles series, this is the book for you. It's great for all-ages, an easy introduction to both universes, and overall just a fun time." Batman-news.com

-Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures is the most fun you'll have reading a comic book- Comicosity.com    $19.99

 

 

CLUE #1

(W) Paul Allor (A) Nelson Daniel (CA) Gabriel Rodriguez

When the mysterious Mr. Boddy turns up dead at his own dinner party, everyone's a suspect! Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum-all the familiar faces from the famous board game are back, with a couple new twists. But will Boddy's Body be the last to fall, or is it just the beginning? Follow the clues and solve the mystery in IDW's new CLUE series!

-A NEW TAKE ON THE CLASSIC DETECTIVE GAME-WITH NEW DESIGNS  Featuring three alternate endings! To help you get a clue, we've hidden multiple endings to this first issue across the regular and subscription variants that will help you solve the case! 32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

KULL ETERNAL #1

(W) Tom Waltz (A/CA) Luca Pizzari

Robert E. Howard's legendary barbarian king returns! The evil Serpent Men have attempted to infiltrate and enslave mankind from the time of the very first humans-only to be defeated at every turn by the Elder Race's ultimate warrior-Kull of Atlantis! And now they must call on Kull once more, as the Serpent Men make a last-ditch gambit to first conquer America-and then the world. Kull's long journey has come full circle-once a small boy who lost Old Atlantis to a monstrous cataclysm-now a modern warrior who must save the New Atlantis from monstrous creatures!

- Action, adventure, romance, and political intrigue spanning the ages!    32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

 

STAR TREK BOLDLY GO TP VOL 01   APR170558

(W) Mike Johnson (A) Tony Shasteen (CA) George Caltsoudas

All-new Star Trek series following the adventures of Captain Kirk and the iconic crew! New worlds! New species! New ships! And a new danger unlike anything the Federation has encountered before! Boldly go into a new era of STAR TREK! Collects issues #1-6! SC, 136pgs, FC      SRP: $19.99

 

 

WYNONNA EARP SEASON ZERO #1 (OF 5)

(W) Beau Smith (A) Angel Hernandez (CA) Chris Evenhuis

Outlaws. Mavericks. Werewolves. These are The Banditos, the gang Wynonna ran with in her wildest, pre-Black Badge days.  Somebody, or something is killing them off, one by one.  It's up to Wynonna to return to her roots, and find out why! Telling the never-before-seen story of Wynonna's outlaw past-only hinted at on Syfy's Wynonna Earp TV series-finally revealed here!

- Never-before-told story that ties into Syfy's Wynonna Earp TV series! Wynonna Earp returns to Syfy in June! Secrets of Wynonna Earp's past revealed!    32pgs, FC (1 of 5)   SRP: $3.99

 

 

X-FILES ORIGINS II DOG DAYS OF SUMMER #1 (OF 4)

(W) Jody Houser, Matthew Dow Smith (A/CA) Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell

Before the FBI, before the X-Files, they were just two teenagers in search of the truth. On Martha's Vineyard, a strange encounter with a deaf girl sends 13-year-old Fox Mulder on the hunt for a mysterious signal. While in San Diego, young Dana Scully looks into a plane crash somehow tied to the man she helped put in jail. Two kids, two mysteries, one conspiracy that threatens the future of humanity.

- Mulder and Scully star in separate tales depicting their teen years!

- See what made them into the characters we've come to love!

- Especially crafted for young adult readers!

Variant covers by Cat Staggs 32pgs, FC (1 of 4) SRP: $3.99

 

TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE TP VOL 02   APR170600

 

(W) Mairghread Scott (A/CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher

Epic space-opera action continues as the dramatic TRANSFORMERS continuity leads on to new and explosive revelations! REVOLUTION is over but the danger isn't! A wave of undead TITANS threatens CYBERTRON! STARSCREAM will need more than secret police to stop the horde, but our Fearless Leader finds himself short on friends and firepower. Who can be called on and why aren't they stepping up to the plate? Collects #5-9. SC, 120pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

TRANSFORMERS SALVATION   APR170602

(W) John Barber (A/CA) Livio Ramondelli

Exiled from civilization, the Dinobots are the last line of defense against the ultimate Cybertronian dinosaur-Trypticon! But how much are the Dinobots willing to sacrifice for a world that hates them?

Dinobots versus the biggest dino of them all! Trypticon!

 John Barber and Livio Ramondelli finish their Dinobot trilogy that started in Transformers: Punishment and Transformers: Redemption!   48pgs, FC SRP: $7.99

 

 

REVOLUTIONARIES TP VOL 01 CRISIS INTERVENTION   APR170604

(W) John Barber (A) Fico Ossio, Ron Joseph (CA) Fico Ossio

THE REVOLUTION MAY BE OVER, but the future is just beginning! KUP is a CYBERTRONIAN literally older than the universe; ACTION MAN is the ultimate special agent trying to live up to an impossible legacy; MAYDAY is a G.I. JOE leader trying to rescue her first command; and BLACKROCK is a CYBERTRONIAN that thinks he's human. It takes the mind-bending clash against the OKTOBER GUARD to bring this unlikely team together... and the secret they learn threatens to unravel the entire universe. Good thing they'll have help from ROM, the MICRONAUTS, the ADVENTURE TEAM and more! Collects issues #1-4.

All-new Hasbro team-up! The follow-up to REVOLUTION, revealing  secrets behind the new shared universe! SC, 104pgs, FC      $17.99

 

 

THE OTHER DEAD TP   APR170662

(W) Joshua Ortega (A) Qing Ping Mui (CA) Reynir Hauksson

The world's first Zombie Animal epic! A deadly hurricane threatens New Orleans just as a frightening and mysterious outbreak hits the animal kingdom!   SC, 152pgs, FC       $19.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++IMAGE COMICS

 

I started out doing Image by finding Crosswind by Gail Simone, United States of Hysteria, by Howard Chayin, and then... blah. Reptint after reprint, with even the handful of "Image Firsts" ($1 reprints) being no more than reprints of themselves. I didn't bother listing them. It's pretty easy for us to pull up a list of all of them- they're all supposed to be in stock at Diamond all the time.


BUT then came a half dozen or so NEW PROJECTS! What a relief.
Anyways, I've stacked up all the new stuff here at the top of the Image section, Get past Winnebago, and you can doze off until you hit +++Marvel.

 

If by chance you want a printout of what the whole batch of Image Firsts looks like, just ask for a printout. But due to printer woes (and the joy of dealing with hardware people who say "Fix that? Sure- piece of cake" and then do nothing. So some stuff gets printed in the back office here, some at home. Pain in the neck, but at least it gets done. So because of this, if you do want a printout, play it safe and give us at least a half hour's warning. unless you like hanging around waiting while Mary tries to figure out which is bigger- three or twenty-six.By the way, we have two particular printers that we'd love to get reconditioned, but they're too old for most repair places to handle (especially that snooty one over near the Hall Building):
One is a Panasonic KXP-1124 dot matrix, the other a Canon BJ-200E Bubble Jet. The laser printers we have just aren't as convenient as those good ol' workhorses.

So if you know of anyone who can fix almost-antique printers, please let us know. It just might result in us being able to do an even better job for you.

 

 

BULLETPROOF COFFIN THOUSAND YARD STARE (ONE-SHOT) (MR)

(W) David Hine (A/CA) Shaky Kane

The long-awaited sequel to THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN!

When indie publisher Image Nation hires Shaky Kane to write and draw his own comic book, the artist finally finds himself free from the tedium of visualizing the geriatric ramblings of washed-up hack, David Hine. See the awful consequences as jealous rivalry leads to a bloody showdown on the convention floor. 32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

 

CROSSWIND #1 (MR)

(W) Gail Simone (A/CA) Cat Staggs

Fan-favorite creators GAIL SIMONE and CAT STAGGS make their stunning Image debut with this mind-bending new ongoing series!

A slick and ruthless Chicago hitman. A smart but downtrodden Seattle housewife.

When an inexplicable event strikes these two random strangers, their bodies, souls, and lives are switched to potentially deadly effect. It's Freaky Friday meets Goodfellas!  32pgs, FC      $3.99

 

 

DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #1 (MR)

(W/A/CA) Howard Chaykin

An America sundered. 

An America enraged. 

An America terrified. 

An America shattered by greed and racism, violence and fear, nihilism and tragedy...

...and then everything really goes to hell. 32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

 

 

KILL THE MINOTAUR #1 (MR)

(W) Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa (A/CA) Lukas Ketner, Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Athens lost the war to Crete. Now, they pay tribute to King Minos by sacrificing their best citizens to his unearthly labyrinth. Conspirators believe Theseus can be the hero they need to end the mad king's bloody reign...but no one on this world has ever encountered anything like the savage minotaur.

CHRIS PASETTO, CHRISTIAN CANTAMESSA (Red Dead Redemption) and LUKAS KETNER (WITCH DOCTOR) reinvent the most fearsome beast of all with this horrific tale of heroism. Each issue features 30 pages of story!

40pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

SEPTEMBER MOURNING VOL 01

(W) Mariah McCourt, Emily Lazar (A) Sumeyye Kesgin (CA) Marc Silvestri

SERIES PREMIERE

September Mourning has no past that she can remember, only a strange and shadowy present filled with the voices of the dead. Turned into a unique hybrid by the former Reaper of the lonely, injured, and abused, September Mourning is the only human/reaper to exist. Tasked with reaping the souls of the ôworthlessö by her mysterious tattoo, September hides and protects them until she can help them realize the last thing they had left undone in life. Whether it's aiding souls to expose abusers, find lost loves, or settle old debts, in each case September is guided by voice of the Skullfly, which only she can hear. (STL046940)

48pgs, FC   SRP: $4.99

 

 

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #1 (OF 5) CVR A ROBINSON (MR)

(W) Jody LeHeup, Sebastian Girner (A) Nil Vendrell, Mike Spicer (CA) Andrew Robinson

SERIES PREMIERE

After being betrayed by the bears that raised him, the legendary Shirtless Bear-Fighter wanders the forest he's sworn to protect, fist fighting bears, eating flapjacks, and being the angriest man the world has ever known!

When wild-eyed, super-strong bears attack the citizens of Major City, Shirtless ventures into the human world to do what he does best...PUNCH THOSE BEARS IN THE FACE! But all is not as it seems. Someone is manipulating Shirtless...and only by confronting the demons of his past can Shirtless hope to save his future!

A heart-filled, hilarious, tall tale for the ages you don't want to miss SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER! (STL046942)

MATURE THEMES

32pgs, FC (1 of 5)      SRP: $3.99

 

 

WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD #1 (OF 4) CVR A SAMPSON

(W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Alison Sampson & Various

SERIES PREMIERE

A family traveling on vacation finds themselves stranded in a small town with a sinister secret.

 32pgs, FC (1 of 4)     $3.99

 

 

BITCH PLANET TRIPLE FEATURE #1 (MR)

(W) Cheryl Lynn Eaton & Various (A) Maria Frohlich, Joanna Estep (CA) Valentine DeLandro

DECONNICK & DE LANDRO PRESENT: THE TRIPLE FEATURE!

Ripped directly from the world of BITCH PLANET, a crack team of creators spin three teeth-clenching tales of rage, revolution, and ridicule. PLUS: Essays, letter column, and more!

MATURE THEMES   32pgs, FC     SRP: $3.99

 

 

LOOSE ENDS TP (MR)   APR170742

(W) Jason Latour (A) Chris Brunner, Rico Renzi (CA) Rico Renzi, Chris Brunner

No one seemed to notice Sonny Gibson as he stepped back into 'The Hideaway,' a dusty little honky-tonk nestled off the Carolina highway. But before the night was over, Sonny would be on the run-from the law, from criminals, and even from himself. LOOSE ENDS is a gritty, slow-cooked, Southern crime romance that follows a winding trail down Tobacco Road, through the war-torn streets of Baghdad, and into the bright lights and bloody gutters of South Florida.

From JASON LATOUR, co-creator of SOUTHERN BASTARDS and the writer of Spider-Gwen, CHRIS BRUNNER (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight), and RICO RENZI (Spider-Gwen).

collects LOOSE ENDS #1-4. SC, 128pgs, FC  $14.99

 

DESCENDER TP VOL 04 ORBITAL MECHANICS   APR170785

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen

Tim-21, Telsa, and Quon finally escape the Machine Moon and head out on a quest to find the ancient robot who may hold the key to the Harvesters. Meanwhile Andy and his ragtag team close in on Tim, but their fragile alliance is shattered by Driller's revelations.

A new chapter of the  sci-fi epic by creators JEFF LEMIRE & DUSTIN NGUYEN begins here.

Collects #17-21 SC, 120pgs, FC   $14.99

 

EAST OF WEST TP VOL 07 (MR)   APR170796

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta

The final year of the apocalypse begins! Armies rage! Nations at War! A family fights to be reunited.

Collects EAST OF WEST #30-34    SC, 128pgs, FC  SRP: $14.99

 

MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR)   APR170834

(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda

The Eisner-nominated MONSTRESS is back!

Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past...and discover a terrible new threat.

Collects MONSTRESS #7-12 (STL038312)

MATURE THEMES

SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

OCTOPUS PIE TP VOL 05   APR170837

(W/A/CA) Meredith Gran

As they watch the days of their youth roll by, Brooklynites Eve, Hanna, and friends must confront the truth about themselves-whether they're ready to or not. The award-winning webcomic series comes to a close in this final laugh-filled, heartrending installment.  SC, 312pgs, FC SRP: $19.99

 

POP GUN WAR TP VOL 02 CHAIN LETTER   APR170849

(W/A/CA) Farel Dalrymple

Stuck in a small town with a broken-down van, Emily goes on a walk. After following some shady characters through subterranean tunnels, she discovers three video monitors showing stories from a magical present, dreamy past, and strange future.

 SC, 176pgs, FC   SRP: $17.99

 

POSTAL TP VOL 05 (MR)   APR170851

(W) Bryan Hill (A/CA) Isaac Goodhart

FBI Agent Chris Bremble comes face to face with Isaac Shiffron, the sociopath who gave birth to Eden, and to find the truth of the past, Bremble will have to endure Isaac's madness. Laura puts Mark in charge of Eden to see if her son has the ability to lead a town full of criminals who don't trust or believe in him. His mother, Maggie, and Molly all have a vision for what Mark should be...but which path will he choose?

Collects POSTAL #17-20.   SC, 128pgs, FC  SRP: $14.99

 

SPREAD TP VOL 04 (MR)   APR170888

(W) Justin Jordan (A) John Bivens, Felipe Sobreiro (CA) Kyle Strahm, Felipe Sobreiro

Ravello, gifted with terrible new abilities by the Spread, has returned to, organize the raiders of the Quarantine Zone into something the world has never seen. No and company are pushed to the limit in the penultimate volume of the SPREAD saga.

Collects SPREAD #18-21. MATURE THEMES   SC, 128pgs, FC      $14.99

 

WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 05 IMPERIAL PHASE I (MR)   APR170909

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Jamie McKelvie & Various (CA) Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson

The gods are free to do whatever they want. Inevitably, they do.

Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #23-28, including the critically lauded KEVIN WADA magazine issue. 

 SC, 144pgs, FC   $14.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++MARVEL COMICS

 

SECRET EMPIRE BRAVE NEW WORLD #1 (OF 5) SE

(W) Paul Allor & Various (A) Brian Level & Various (CA) Paulo Sequiera

Steve Rogers, Captain America, Liberty's most dedicated defender is actually the Supreme Leader of Hydra. Faced with this adversity, the world's heroes have two choices: stand and fight or fall in line. See how Earth's protectors come to grips this earth-shattering revelation in an action packed first issue featuring Gwenpool, Giant-Man and Steve's oldest allies, THE INVADERS!   7x10, 32pgs, FC (1 of 5)      SRP: $3.99

 

 

SECRET EMPIRE UNITED #1 SE

(W) Jim Zub (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Ryan Stegman

ò Steve Rogers has finally brought peace to the planet, securing the borders of the land that he loves against any and all threats.

-And his peace will be maintained-by any means necessary.

-So when skirmishes break out on the outskirts of mutant-controlled territory, Hydra's supreme leader takes matters into his own hands

7x10, 40pgs, FC   SRP: $4.99

 

 

SECRET EMPIRE UNDERGROUND #1 SE

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Eric Koda (CA) R. B. Silva

-From a hidden base in the Rocky Mountains a coallition of heroes have staged a resistance against Hydra and their former friend, Steve Rogers.

-Up until now, their successes have been few-but they may have discovered a way to end the long national nightmare.

-The only catch? They've got to brave the dangers of the Savage Land!

Rated T+ (STL047310)   7x10, 40pgs, FC    SRP: $4.99

 

 

 

EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #1 (OF 5)

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Roland Boschi (CA) Francesco Mattina

EDGE of VENOM-VERSE starts here!

The series that sets up the epic VENOM EVENT of 2017 STARTS HERE! Each issue introduces another major Venomized character that will feed into VENOMVERSE itself! THIS ISSUE, the young mutant clone designated X-23 collides with a cryogenic tube containing a strange alien symbiote during her frenzied escape from The Facility, . Bonding with the alien enhances her already considerable abilities, and aids in her escape, but it begins to alter her mind! On the run from the very people that made her, can X-23 hold it together or is she doomed to give in to Venom!

7x10, 32pgs, FC (1 of 5)      SRP: $3.99

 

PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN 1

SPIDER-MAN RETURNS TO THE FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD!

The webslinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be there as Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood for his never ending battle against crime and the dreaed "Parker Luck".  40pgs, FC SRP: $4.99

 

 

DEFENDERS #1

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Marquez

Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more - they will need to become DEFENDERS! Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez unite to bring you the next great super-team, in the tradition of NEW AVENGERS!  7x10, 40pgs, FC   SRP: $4.99

 

 

ICEMAN #1

(W) Sina Grace (A) Alessandro Vitti, Leonard Kirk (CA) Kevin Wada

Bobby Drake has been in the super hero game longer than most. But while reflecting on what he's accomplished over the years, he realizes that the legacy he's built is a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships. Not only that, but now a younger version of himself has emerged from the timestream and he's more put together than Bobby ever was: already a world-class hero in his own right, but also totally comfortable in his own skin, complete with a relationship with a handsome Inhuman to boot. In this new ongoing series penned by Sina Grace (Burn the Orphanage, Self-Obsessed) and drawn by Alessandro Vitti (SECRET WARRIORS), Bobby realizes that the time is never or now, and sets out to build a life and legacy he can be proud of-and be the best ICEMAN he can be!  7x10, 32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

Considering that Iceman was never the most popular of the X-Men (that would be Beast, and later, Wolverine), it would appear that Marvel was aware of this, and never really tried pushing the character. Well, completely bereft of inspiration, Joe Quesada must have put out some sort of memo instructing his staff to find one of their properties that's forgotten but not necessarily gone, and here it is.
My least favorite? Marvel Girl. Not much appeal in someone whose combat stance consists of standing around with dotted lines coming out of her forehead. Speaking of lame characters, how about Sue Storm? If her clothes turn invisible when she does (including boots,belt, gloves, and jewelry), why have they never given her a gun?  She could just walk up to Dr.Doom, pull out her invisible .45, and park one in the back of his head. I can just see the coroner's report: "We can see the entrance wound, the exit wound on his forehead, and the dent on the inside of his mask, but we just can't find the bloody bullet!"

 


BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #4
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Mark Bagley
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - Ben's back in his classic threads!
- We hope it'll make a difference, because the Scarlet Spider's sales are in the toilet at odds with a deeply connected crime lord and her impervious consigliere.
And will Kaine finally catch up to his clone-brother?!

The reason why I included this was because it uses Marvel's tired old "Because you demanded it". As near as I can recollect, the only time they ever brought out a book that fans had actually demanded was Amazing #400 -the Death of Aunt May. I think it was around #3 that "It's time you snuffed the old bat" rquests started showing up in the letter columns.

 

VISION DIRECTORS CUT #1 (OF 6)   APR171050

(W) Tom King (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Michael Del Mundo

One of the most surprising super-hero stories ever told, now better than ever! Experience Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's masterpiece_re-presented with bonus behind-the-scenes content! Behold the Visions! They're the family next door, and they have the power to kill us all. What could possibly go wrong? Collecting VISION (2015) #1-2, plus extras - including Tom King's original series pitch, script excerpts, character designs and sketches by Gabriel Hernandez Walta, cover sketches by Mike del Mundo and more. 

7x10, 80pgs, FC (1 of 6)      SRP: $6.99

 

 

 

 

WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION #1

(W) Greg Pak (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA)  Skan

THE WEAPON X PROGRAM IS BACK!

For years, the Weapon X Program has engineered the deadliest mutant killers on planet Earth, until they mysteriously vanished. Now, the Weapon X program is back, and it's deadlier than ever, and it isn't to use mutants for their lethal ends. Under the leadership of its mysterious new director, Weapon X has a new mission - ERADICATE ALL MUTANTS! And they're starting their hunt with the most dangerous group of mutants on planet Earth - Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Domino, Lady Deathstrike, Warpath andàthe Hulk?!

But with an army of genetic cyborgs at their disposal, this may just be the beginning!   

7x10, 40pgs, FC   SRP: $4.99

Not just regular cyborgs, genetic cyborgs- wow!
How very clever of Marvel to stay in tune with the buzzword of the day, if the day happens to be 2003- when Saddam's supposed "weapons of mass destruction" led to all sorts of puns, my favorite being "What's a calculator?"  "A weapon of math deduction."

 

 

STAR WARS DROIDS UNPLUGGED #1

(W/A/CA) Chris Eliopoulos

Collecting three stories featuring everyone's favorite droids!

- What adventures did the probe droids in The Phantom Menace get into when Darth Maul wasn't looking?

- Luke's got a mission for R2-D2! But can the astromech complete it in time?

And all BB-8 wants is to help two Resistance soldiers fall in love!   7x10, 40pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

 

 

DARTH VADER #1

(W) Charles Soule (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Jim Cheung

The most fearsome villain of all time returns with an all-new series! When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, the former chosen one must take his first steps into a darker worldàas Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith! Join Vader as he learns a new way - the way of Darth Sidious and his newly formed Empire the way of the dark side.   7x10, 48pgs, FC   $4.99

 

 

EMPRESS TP BOOK 01   APR171128

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Stuart Immonen

Imagine you're married to the worst bad guy from your favorite sci-fi movie. An alien dictator feared throughout the universe, who will kill you if you leave - but you need to escape for the sake of your three children. That's the life of Queen Emporia. All she has is her wits, her bodyguard and three guns to get her kids across the galaxy - and her husband Morax's forces are in hot pursuit. Easy, right? Their desperate race for their lives will take them through interplanetary war zones, across dead worlds and into the path of monstrous beasts! Danger piles upon danger when slavers circle and a tribal priestess thirsts for a blood sacrifice! All the while, Morax executes anyone and everyone in his way. Welcome to EMPRESS, your new favorite comic! Collecting EMPRESS #1-7.   SC, 7x10, 192pgs, FC      SRP: $19.99

 

 

MMW MIGHTY THOR HC VOL 16   APR171139

MMW MIGHTY THOR HC VOL 16 DM VAR ED 251   APR171140

(W) Len Wein, Roger Stern (A)  Various (CA) John Buscema

Mythic in scope, legendary in renown, the adventures of the mighty Thor are among the greatest that comics has ever seen. When writer Len Wein is joined by all-time great Thor artist Walter Simonson - not to mention John Buscema, an icon in his own right - there's no question that what's in store are Marvel Masterworks! Odin has disappeared. Asgard needs its All-Father, so Thor, Balder, Lady Sif and the Warriors Three venture across the vastness of space to find him. Their adventures will bring them into conflict with the Grey Gargoyle, the Enchantress and the Executioner, the Destroyer - and, of course, Loki! Also featuring a team-up with the Guardians of the Galaxy against the deadly Korvac! Collecting THOR (1966) #255-266 & ANNUAL #6 and MARVEL PREVIEW #10. HC, 7x10, 328pgs, FC $75.00

 

 

US AVENGERS TP VOL 01 AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE MECHANICS   APR171146

(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Paco Medina

In a world beset by danger, the United States of America needs heroes they can rely on. Welcome toàAmerican Intelligence Mechanics! A.I.M. will protect the nation from the wildest, weirdest threats of all! And the most patriotic super-group ever will do it all while looking tried and true in the red, white and blue! Can you live without the U.S.Avengers? But when the Golden Skull launches his takeover bid, how will the team respond to the looming threat? With tuxedos. Really well-fitted tuxedos. It's socialism gone wild as the U.S.Avengers literally punch the business leaders of tomorrow right in their faces! Plus: Monsters galore - including Red Hulk! American Kaiju! Vandoom! And, would you believe, Dedd-Puul, the Mercenary That Walks Like a Man?! But when Steve Rogers gets serious, so must A.I.M. Where does that leave Roberto Da Costa?

Collecting U.S.AVENGERS #1-5. Rated T+ (STL046923)

SC, 7x10, 136pgs, FC    SRP: $17.99

 

HULK TP VOL 01 DECONSTRUCTED   APR171147

(W) Chihiro Tamaki (A) Nico Leon, Dalibor Talajic (CA) Elizabeth Torque

Jennifer Walters survived the second Civil War-barely. But having risen from the rubble, she reenters the world a very different kind of hero. Fueled by a quiet rage, Jen is determined to move forward with her life - but the pain of the past and all that she's lost is always there. An undercurrent, a pulse waiting to quicken - and can trigger her transformation into the one thing over which she has no control. As Jen returns to legal practice, her newest client struggles with her own dark secrets. What happens when a fear is so strong, it becomes a destructive force in its own right? Jen is about to find out - and a string of murders may leave her in over her head as a mere lawyer. Must she give in to her anger and become the Hulk? Collects HULK (2016) #1-6.Rated T+ SC, 7x10, 136pgs, FC    SRP: $17.99

 

 

THANOS TP VOL 01 THANOS RETURNS   APR171148

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Mike Deodato

Thanos, possibly the most diabolical individual in the Marvel Universe, is back - and he's out for vengeance on all who would oppose him! Unfortunately for the Mad Titan, he's also heading for an unexpected reckoning - with his family. Take an ongoing walk on the dark side of the galaxy, and follow the deadly trail of destruction left in Thanos' wake! He is pure evil. He is unstoppable. And it's time for someone - anyone - to take him down. Will it be the Shi'ar Imperial Guard? That's the entire Imperial Guard. Time to call in reinforcements! Meanwhile, Thanos's son Thane is out there, planning. When Thanos murdered all his other offspring, only Thane was spared- but it wasn't for love. And when the father/son reunion happens it won't be a happy one. Collects THANOS (2016) #1-6.  SC, 7x10, 136pgs, FC $17.99

 

 

GAMORA TP VOL 01 MEMENTO MORI   APR171149

(W) Nicole Perlman (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Esad Ribic

From Nicole Perlman - co-screenwriter of Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy û and superstar artist Marco Checchetto comes a killer new adventure! Once upon a time, Gamora was Thanos' heartless pet assassin and favorite adopted daughter. Today, she is the backbone of the Guardians of the Galaxy, putting her life on the line to defend the innocent throughout the universe. What was it that transformed her from being a tool of her oppressor to a champion of the powerless? Embark with Gamora on a journey of revenge and redemption - one that will take her to the doomed planet of Ubliex û and see her battle the Badoon as a world crumbles around her! Witness firsthand how Gamora became the deadliest woman in the galaxy! Collecting GAMORA #1-5.   112pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

 

FOOLKILLER TP VOL 01 PSYCHO THERAPY   APR171150

(W) Max Bemis (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Dave Johnson

Greg Salinger was just your typical merc for hire - killing those he deemed ôfoolishö for money. But that life is behind him now. Today he's a psychiatrist, trying to help others. But S.H.I.E.L.D. wants him to try to rehabilitate super villains. The catch? If these patients don't make enough progress, they're dead! Sounds like a job for Foolkiller! But when he finds himself alone with an arsenal of weapons against an army of skinhead Red Skull sympathizers, he'll be asking questions about his own career choices! Plus: Someone from Foolkiller's past comes back to haunt him! Deadpool wants his therapist back! The Hood conspires with an old enemy! And Foolkiller vs. Foolkiller?! Collecting FOOLKILLER (2016) #1-5.   SC, 7x10, 112pgs, FC  SRP: $15.99

 

 

PROWLER TP VOL 01 CLONE CONSPIRACY   APR171151

(W) Sean Ryan (A) Javier Saltares, Jamal Campbell (CA) Travel Foreman

Even a super hero's life can get boring. Double-check your gear. Patrol the city. Save the innocent. Report back to your boss, the Jackal. Wait - what? Why is Prowler working for the Jackal, and not Spider-Man? Hobie Brown, a.k.a. the Prowler, may believe in what his new boss is doing, but that doesn't mean it's easy. As his assignments get more dangerous, Hobie will be forced to wrestle not only with the meaning of his existence, but also the underground army of unruly super villains the Jackal has resurrected! And when the whole operation begins to crumble, some of those deadly foes may be out to settle some scores! If Hobie makes it out the other side of THE CLONE CONSPIRACY, what life will be left for him? Collecting PROWLER (2016) #1-6.

Rated T+ (STL046991)  SC, 7x10, 136pgs, FC      SRP: $17.99

 

 

GHOST RIDER TP VOL 01 FOUR ON THE FLOOR   APR171152

(W) Felipe Smith (A) Danilo Beyruth, Tradd Moore (CA) Marco Checchetto

Robbie Reyes is back! And it's hell on wheels as the Ghost Rider makes his roaring return! When a mysterious object from space crash-lands in southern California, some of the brightest minds in the Marvel Universe are drawn to Robbie's backyard - including Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk! What mayhem will be unleashed as the high-octane hothead comes face-to-face with the jade genius? And with Robbie still possessed by the ghost of his evil uncle, Eli, who's really in the Ghost Rider's driver's seat? A giant, purple space monster will walk the Earth, but who's that on Ghost Rider's trail? None other than the Wolverine! With Silk and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. along for the ride, it's time to strap in and start your engines - this one's gonna be a scorcher! Collecting GHOST RIDER (2016) #1-5.   SC, 7x10, 120pgs, FC $15.99

"who's really in the Ghost Rider's driver's seat?"who's really in the Ghost Rider's driver's seat?"
Well, ya know, that's really not a tough question:  With tinted or iced-up windows, it can sometimes be a bit difficult to make out who's in the driver's seat of a car. But a bike? Chances are real good it's the guy in front- that's who.
But it could be someone with extremely long arms doing a reach around. If that's the case, and Ghostie doesn't like it, all he has to do is lean back a bit and burn his passenger's face off.

 

DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 02 LAST DAYS OF MAGIC   APR171153

 

(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Chris Bachalo & Various (CA) Chris Bachalo

They have crossed the dimensions, purging them all of sorcery, one by one. Now the Empirikul are here. And with Earth's Master of the Mystic Arts weakened beyond measure, is there any chance of stopping them? The Sorcerer is no longer Supreme, and he will find himself at the mercy of the Imperator! With his magic destroyed and his world on the brink of disaster, are there any more tricks left up Strange's sleeves? Or failing that, how about some weapons? Plus: As the Empirikul wreaks havoc on magic users throughout the Marvel Universe, discover Wong's sacrifice, watch Brother Voodoo make a stand and meet a new player just as she is about to lose the game! Collects DR.STRANGE (2015) #6-10 and DR.STRANGE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1.  FC  168pgs, FC $19.99

 

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY NEW GUARD TP VOL 02 WANTED   APR171154

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Arthur Adams

Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, returns to the fold! But what does that mean for Kitty Pryde, a.k.a. Star-Lord? Is the Marvel Universe big enough for two Star-Lords? Find out as the Guardians face a new Galactic order! The Thing might miss some aspects of Earth, but he does admit space has its perks. Like riding alien horses into action as Ben Grimm: Space Barbarian! Venom and Groot get in way over their heads fighting Skrulls - and everyone knows that when Bendis writes Skrulls, it's bad news! The galaxy's two deadliest warriors, Gamora and Drax, take the fight to the Badoon! And Angela makes her dramatic return! They're the galaxy's most wanted, but they'll still guard it all the same! Collecting GOTG (2015) #6-10.   136pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR TP VOL 03 SMARTEST THERE IS   APR171155

(W) Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare (A) Natacha Bustos & Various (CA) Amy Reeder

Tony Stark, T'Challa, Amadeus Cho- the greatest minds in the Marvel Universe all have one thing in common: They're not smarter than a fourth grader! That's right, the rumors are true: Lunella Lafayette is the smartest there is! And now it's time to put her unrivaled intellect to the test against some of Marvel's finest - with Devil Dinosaur adding the brawn to her brains! The Thing drops by to defend his missing best pal Reed Richards' pole position! Riri Williams, a.k.a. Ironheart, proves there's room for two young, gifted girls in the MU! Doctor Strange wants to see what's so magical about Lunella! Storm and the X-Men come to Yancy Street! And all of them and more will join Lunella as she proves herself once and for all against an enemy that can't possibly be Doctor Doom! Collecting MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #13-18.   136pgs, FC      SRP: $17.99


 

PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT TP VOL 03 CARELESS WHISKERS   APR171156

 

(W) Kate Leth (A/CA) Brittney Williams

Hellcat has had nothing but bad luck ever since the Black Cat crossed her path. And now that Felicia's got a whole gang in her claws, how can Patsy possibly win this cat fight?! Find out in the big showdown - gato a gato! Then, Patsy will be laid low by sickness - but this is far from a common cold! Is she having fever dreams or living nightmares? As chaos breaks out all over Brooklyn, Hellcat must rely on her nearest and dearest to put out the fires - and make soup! All she wants is to get better and hang out with Jubilee at the mall: swing by the food court, catch a movie, share a fashion montage. Certainly there'd be no fighting villains. What would a villain possibly be doing at the mall? Collecting PATSY WALKER #13-17.136pgs, FC SRP: $15.99

One thing's for sure: neither Hellcat nor Black Cat gets run over by a steamroller. That would make them flat cats, and Marvel simply doesn't do flat females. Sometimes I think Marvel would put basketball-sized mammaries on female snakes...

 

THUNDERBOLTS TP VOL 02 NO GOING BACK   APR171157

(W) Jim Zub, Kurt Busiek (A) Sean Izaakse & Various (CA) Jon Malin

If you operate in the shadows long enough, someone is going to shine a light on you. But Bucky Barnes didn't think that person would be his best friend, Steve Rogers! Steve wants to know where Bucky's loyalties lie. The thing is, Steve has secrets of his own. And when an original Thunderbolt returns, how will Songbird react to the reunion of her former team? Together, they all used to be the Masters of Evil - and if Baron Zemo has his way, their villainous legacy will be reclaimed with the infinite power of a Cosmic Cube! Past and present collide as Bucky confronts the truth about Captain America and the destructive path that led to him becoming the Winter Soldier! Plus: A 20th-anniversary-celebration tale by Thunderbolts co-creators Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley! Collects THUNDERBOLTS (2016) #7-12.144pgs, FC      $17.99

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 06 WORLDWIDE   APR171158

(W) Dan Slott & Various (A) Stuart Immonen & Various (CA) Alex Ross

An old enemy, a new artist! Stuart Immonen joins the team just in time for the return of none other than Norman Osborn! Silver Sable is back, too - as Peter Parker encounters yet another old face back from the dead! With a goblin army behind him, Osborn has worked his way into a position of power in Sable's native Symkaria, where any incursion by Spider-Man will be seen as an act of war. Will Spidey risk international infamy to take down his most dangerous foe? Find out in the ultimate action thriller that just had to be calledàTHE OSBORN IDENTITY! Plus: Amazing bonus stories from creators new and old! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2015) #25-28.   160pgs, FC      SRP: $19.99

 

DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 04 IDENTITY   APR171159

(W) Charles Soule (A) Ron Garney, Goran Sudzuka (CA) Dan Panosian

There's a bounty on Daredevil's head big enough to bring out every contract killer in New York City. But you'll never believe who the client is - or who takes on the hit! Then, the answer to the questions everyone has been asking! How did Matt Murdock put his double-identity genie back in the bottle? What price did he have to pay? And who got left behind in the process? The full story is about to be revealed - and so will the depths to which Daredevil is willing to sink! But once the tale of heartbreak and burned bridges is told, it may be impossible for Matt to claw his way back! It's all leading up to a brand-new chapter for DD - and a fight unlike any he's faced before! Collecting DAREDEVIL (2015) #15-20.   136pgs, FC      SRP: $17.99

 

MS MARVEL TP VOL 07 DAMAGE PER SECOND   APR171160

(W) C. Willow Wilson (A) Mirka Andolfo, Takeshi Miyaza (CA) Jo_lle Jones

CIVIL WAR II is behind her, and a new chapter begins for Kamala Khan! But it's lonely out there for a super hero when her loved ones no longer have her back. It's time for Kamala to find out exactly who she is when she's on her own. And Kamala's home life, costumed life and online life will converge when a member of her World of Battlecraft guild reveals he's discovered her secret identity! He knows a disturbing number of details about her - but is heàhuman? With nobody she knows safe, Kamala isn't playing anymore. This is the next level, and Ms. Marvel's ready to kick some 8-bit butt! But does she have what it takes to convince an estranged ally to lend her a hand? Collecting MS. MARVEL (2015) #13-18.   136pgs, FC  SRP: $17.99

 

PUNISHER TP VOL 02 END OF THE LINE   APR171161

(W) Becky Cloonan (A) Steve Dillon & Various (CA) Declan Shalvey

The Punisher's mission takes him from wilderness to frozen wasteland! But as Frank's quest to bring down a super-powered drug ring sends him far off-road and deep into the woods, the predator may become the prey! Agent Ortiz chased Frank into hell and came out the other side. But now she's no longer hunting Frank with the D.E.A. This time, as they say, it's personal! But against both the Punisher and an entire outfit of deadly mercenaries, Agent Ortiz might be in trouble! Then, Frank is held hostage on a freighter full of armed goons. They're going to need a bigger boat. It's all leading to an Arctic showdown, where revenge will be served cold. Collects PUNISHER (2016) #7-12.   136pgs, FC SRP: $17.99

 

MONSTERS UNLEASHED TP BATTLEGROUND   APR171162

(W) Jim Zub & Various (A) Sean Izaakse & Various (CA) Ron Lim

As monsters are unleashed across the Marvel Universe, Earth's greatest heroes answer the call! An all-star lineup of Avengers battle behemoths! SpiderMan fearlessly fights freakish fiends, but will Wade Wilson lend a hand? As the All-New X-Men enjoy Mardi Gras, Wolverine investigates disappearances in the bayou! A protest is an easy job for the Champions - until giants fall from the sky! Doctor Strange enters the fray as a low-powered not-so-Supreme Sorcerer! The Inhumans must protect Rome from the Leviathons! Groot is kidnapped, and the grounded GOTG reunite to save him! And as the Totally Awesome Hulk investigates, an intergalactic sparring partner joins the hunt! Collects AVENGERS (2016) #1.MU, SPIDERMAN/DEADPOOL #1.MU, ALL-NEW X-MEN (2015) #1.MU, CHAMPIONS (2016) #1.MU, DR.STRANGE (2015) #1.MU, UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU, GOTG (2015) #1.MU and TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1.MU.  SC, 264pgs, FC  SRP: $29.99

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC COLLECTION TP BUCKEY REBORN   APR171163

(W) Stan Lee (A) Gene Colan, John Romita (CA) Jack Kirby

Draped in the red, white and blue, there's no character in all of comics who represents America like Cap - and his path through the tumultuous '70s reveals both the character's, and the nation's, soul. Stan Lee and Gene Colan push the envelope in story after story as Cap goes behind enemy lines in Vietnam; teams with the Falcon to oppose the radical Diamond Heads; and sets out on a coast-to-coast road trip full of motorcycle gangs, rock festivals and the Red Skull! Then, Bucky Barnes returns from the grave! But with Baron Strucker, Doctor Doom and M.O.D.O.K. tied up in his revival, this can't be the same pal that Cap remembers. What's really going on here? Plus: An unforgettable Captain America/Falcon/Spider-Man team-up! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #120-138.

Rated T (STL047307)

SC, 400pgs, FC    SRP: $39.99

 

FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLL MASTER PLAN OF DR.DOOM TP   APR171164

(W) Stan Lee (A/CA) Jack Kirby

Lee and Kirby set the standard for out-of-this-world, imaginative adventure and launched the Marvel Universe in the pages of FANTASTIC FOUR. Now, with all the MU's super-hero players in place, it's time for the FF to run the gauntlet. The Thing throws down with the Hulk in a battle so huge it takes the combined might of the FF and the Avengers to stop it! The Sub-Mariner makes a play for Sue Storm! The FF tangle with the X-Men! Nick Fury drops by in the story that set the table for ôAgent of S.H.I.E.L.D.ö! And even Doctor Strange makes an ever-so-astral appearance! Plus: Two jam-packed Annuals featuring Sub-Mariner's invasion of New York, and Dr.Doom's origin! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #19-32, ANN #1-2. SC, 448pgs, FC    $39.99

 

DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE TP PUNISHMENT   APR171165

(W) Daniel Way & Various (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli & Various (CA) Leinil Yu

During Norman Osborn's Dark Reign, Wolverine's son is an Avenger! And that means Daken's supposed to be one of the good guys - in public, anyway. But when a tape revealing his true colors is leaked onto the Internet, he'll be forced to clean up his act! But who is pulling Osborn's strings? Then, Daken will face a reckoning with his father Logan and father figure Romulus, and begin a violent rivalry with the Punisher! Osborn sends Daken to put down the skull-chested vigilante once and for all but when that doesn't quite work out, Daken will battle the reanimated Franken-Castle! When the Dark Reign ends in a climactic Siege of Asgard, will Daken be hero or villain? Collects DARK WOLVERINE #75-89, DARK REIGN: LIST, PUNISHER, WOLVERINE ORIGINS #47-48, FRANKEN-CASTLE #19-20 and DARK WOLVERINE SAGA.  SC, 496pgs, FC $39.99

 

SPIDER-MAN WEBSPINNERS COMP COLL TP   APR171166

(W) J.M DeMatteis & Various (A) Michael Zulli & Various (CA) J. G. Jones

A host of comic-book talents spin yarns across the web of Spidey history! Dive deep inside the goldfish bowl for a look at the early motivations of Mysterio! Solve the decades-old mystery of why the Silver Surfer abandoned his plan to attack mankind! Head back to Midtown High's senior prom with ladies' man Peter Parker - but who invited the Sandman? Chameleon spirals out of control, Vulture plots the perfect crime and a black-suited Spider-Man joins Silver Sable on a mission of international intrigue! And there are no positives to a trip to the Negative Zone - particularly when Cletus Kasady is along for the ride and Blastaar the Living Bomb-Burst is the welcoming party! Plus: Two rarely seen black-and-white tales! Collecting WEBSPINNERS: TALES OF SPIDERMAN #1-18 and material from SHADOWS & LIGHT (1998)

#2-3.  SC, 480pgs, FC   SRP: $39.99

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE AVENGERS COMP COLL TP   APR171167

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Alessandro Vitti & Various (CA) Kalman Andrasofszky

Captain America spends some one-on-one time with his Avengers buddies! Something is eating the locals in the San Andres Mountains - Cap and Hawkeye had better hope arrows and a shield will be enough to defeat a hive of dino-monstrosities! Then, Cap and Iron Man head to Madripoor for a technology expo - but when Batroc's Brigade shows up, a nightmare is unleashed! Back in World War II, Invaders Cap and Namor face a huge problem when the Thule Society releases the Kraken! And Kashmir Vennema and her multiversal corporation chase Captain America and Black Widow across countless worlds! It's all leading to an epic confrontation involving Hawkeye, Iron Man andàDoctor Doom? Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #629-632, CAPTAIN AMERICA AND IRON MAN #633-635, CAPTAIN AMERICA AND NAMOR #635.1 and CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #636-640.  SC, 296pgs, FC $34.99

 

 

STEVE ROGERS SUPER SOLDIER COMP COLL TP   APR171168

(W) Ed Brubaker, J.Asmus (A) Dale Eaglesham & Various (CA) Marko Djurdjevic

Steve Rogers is back from the dead! But with Bucky Barnes wielding the shield, it's time for a new guise for the Living Legend! Long ago, the serum that transformed Rogers into a Super-Soldier was lost, seemingly forever. But now, its creator's grandson has rediscovered the formula and plans to sell it to the highest bidder. Confronted with the nightmare scenario of an unstoppable army in the hands of any despot or dictator with enough cash, can the former Captain America prevent the serum from changing hands before it's too late? Then, when the X-Men, including Cyclops and Namor, find themselves trapped in the Negative Zone, they could use a hand against Blastaar the Living Bomb-Burst! Enter: Steve Rogers, Super-Soldier! Collecting STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER #1-4 and ANNUAL #1, UNCANNY X-MEN (2006) ANN #3 and NAMOR: FIRST MUTANT ANNUAL #1.  SC, 216pgs, FC $24.99

 

NEW AVENGERS BY BENDIS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 06   APR171169

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Stuart Immonen & Various

The order changeth! But as the Marvel Universe enters a Heroic Age, who will assemble as the newest New Avengers? Where will they call home? And which Dark Avenger is sticking around for the ride? The latest roster has come together to take on the perils too dangerous and bizarre for any other heroes - beginning with an interdimensional demonic threat to all existence! Then, a deep and deadly secret Nick Fury has kept buried for decades comes back to haunt the team - but who were their predecessors in the 1950s? And when the madness of FEAR ITSELF hits home, the New Avengers battle alongside the Avengers, super-hero nanny Squirrel Girl fights alone and the status quo gets shaken up once again. The time has finally come for Daredevil: Avenger! Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2010) #1-16.   SC, 392pgs, FC SRP: $34.99

 

DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 18 DEADPOOL VS MARVEL   APR171170

(W) Duane Swierczynski & Various (A) Pepe Larraz & Various

The Merc with a Mouth takes on Marvel's greatest heroes and vilest villains! Everything you knew about Deadpool's first encounter with Cable was wrong - now get the full story! Can X-Force save history from Deadpool? Wade Wilson goes to Infinity and beyond throwing down the gauntlet against the Mad Titan, Thanos! But who will win Death's fair, bony hand? It's the ultimate battle of good-crazy vs bad-crazy as Deadpool takes on Carnage - and there will be blood! And the regenerating degenerate hangs out with Hawkeye on Halloween! Oh, the horror! Plus: Madcap gets inside Wade's head, and DP helps out his "best bud" Spidey by wearing his webs! Winning friends and influencing people, Deadpool-style! Collecting DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE #1-4, DEADPOOL ANNUAL (2013) #1-2, DEADPOOL VS. THANOS #1-4, DEADPOOL VS CARNAGE #1-4 and HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #0-4.  384pgs, FC $39.99

 

STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLL ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS TP VOL 02   APR171171

(W) Mary Jo Duffy & Various (A) Mike Vosburg & Various

Marvel's original exploration of the Star Wars galaxy continues - and all your favorites are along for the ride! Luke and Leia are trapped in a siege at Yavin! Obi-Wan Kenobi fights alone! Cyborgs clash when Darth Vader takes on bounty hunter Beilert Valance! And Han and Chewie answer the question, ôWhatever happened to Jabba?ö Lightsabers clash, there's thunder in the stars and a red queen rises as the Dark Lord of the Sith finally discovers the identity of the young Jedi who destroyed the Death Star! Prepare for a Skywalker showdown setting the stage for The Empire Strikes Back! Plus: Rarely seen tales from the United Kingdom! Collects STAR WARS (1977) #24-38, ANNUAL #1, and STAR WARS WEEKLY (UK) #94-99 and #104-115.   SC, 4484pgs, FC   SRP: $39.99

 

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ACTION LAB

 

 

KID SHERLOCK #1 CVR A MILLER   APR171184

(W) Justin Phillips (A/CA) Sean Miller

John Watson doesn't feel like he really fits in as the new student at Baker Elementary. If if wasn't bad enough being the only dog, it seems he has already gained the attention of the class bully, Kyle. Out in the play yard, Watson feels even more alone until he meets a young boy named Sherlock Holmes. While quite clever, Sherlock is often so lost in his own thoughts that he is oblivious to the people around him. However, when Watson shows an interest in Sherlock's work it sparks the beginning of an adventure Sherlock never expected, friendship. Their first mission, identify the bad smell that has been afflicting their classroom.    32pgs, FC     SRP: $3.99

 

 

PETER DAVID ARTFUL TP VOL 01   APR171190

(W) Peter David, Nicole D'Andria (A/CA) Laura Neubert

An adaptations of the Artful novel by award winning writer and comic book legend Peter David, this Oliver Twist spin-off story stars the Artful Dodger as our reluctant hero. Alongside Van Helsing's son Bram, Dodger must take on hordes of vampires to save a princess from a nefarious plot. Collects ARTFUL #1-6. (STL035021)

SC, 192pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

ADVENTURES IN CRIME #1

(W) Shane Berryhill (A/CA) Hoyt Silva

Golden Age Comics creator Jack Levi places his life in jeopardy when he begins a secret affair with the femme fatale mistress of his mob boss publisher. Adventures in Crime places a noir-action spin on the classic love triangle tale, and serves as "comics-on-comics" the way films like Argo and Hail, Caesar! served as Hollywood-on-Hollywood. (STL046470)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

INFINITE SEVEN TP VOL 01 KILL REPLACE KILL   APR171193

(W) Dave Dwonch (A/CA) Arturo Mesa

For centuries, a secret world government has employed the INFINITE SEVEN, the world's greatest assassins to do their dirty work. The only way to become one of their members is to prove your worth by killing one of their members. But what happens when Anthony Zane, a teenage boy from the suburbs does just that? Action hero archetypes are reimagined in what is sure to be the blockbuster series of the year! Collecting issues 1-4 of the ongoing monthly series. NOTE:  Fans of the James Bond, G.I. Joe and '80s action films will LOVE Infinite Seven! (STL041925)

SC, 96pgs, FC     SRP: $14.99

 


 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++AFTERSHOCK COMICS

 

JIMMYS BASTARDS #1

(W) Garth Ennis (A) Russell Braun (CA) Dave Johnson

NEW SERIES! Jimmy Regent, Britain's number one super-spy, has got it all: intrigue, adventure, a license to shoot whoever he likes and beautiful women falling at his feet. He also has a new partner who isn't quite as impressed by Jimmy as all other women appear to be. Now, there's a price to pay for Jimmy's multiple romantic conquests - the results of which are about to come calling in the worst possible wayà From the creator and writer of Preacher and The Boys comes the brand-new series that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.    32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

 

BABYTEETH #1

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Garry Brown

NEW SERIES! Sadie Ritter is sixteen years old, nine months pregnant, and scared out of her sweet nerdy mind. Having a baby that young is tough, but with the support of her loving family behind her, everything should be okay. OH YEAH, and also her baby is the antichrist and it's going to break open the barriers between the earthly and demonic planes and unleash eternal suffering to all of humankind. Other than that, though...should be fine. From the writer of Buzzkill, Paybacks, Redneck and the break-out hit God Country comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST's Garry Brown! 32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

CAPTAIN KID TP VOL 01   APR171231

(W) Mark Waid, Tom Peyer (A) Wilfredo Torres, Brent Peeples (CA) Wilfredo Torres

Collecting the first five issues! A middle-aged man has suddenly transformed into a teenage super hero. If it happened to you, would you ever change back? Chris Vargas is a middle-aged man with a hacking cough, an obsolete job, and a bombastic secret: whenever he likes, he can transform into the teenage superhero Captain Kid! In this, his first recorded adventure, he encounters Helea, a mystery woman who knows more about him than he does, and Halliday, a mad businessman with a catastrophic weapon! From Mark Waid (SPIDER-MAN, DAREDEVIL & DC COMICS' KINGDOM COME), Tom Peyer (THE ATOM), Wilfredo Torres (JUPITER'S CIRCLE), and Brent Peeples (TMNT) comes the BRAND NEW series that HAD to be told at AFTERSHOCK.   SC, 7x10, 120pgs, FC  SRP: $14.99

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ALTERNA COMICS

 

 

MOTHER RUSSIA #1 (OF 3)

(W/A/CA) Jeff McComsey

One baby. One rifle. Two million zombies! As a zombie apocalypse breaks out in WWII, a Soviet sniper risks her life to protect an innocent baby boy. Created by New York Times-bestselling author and artist Jeff McComsey. 32pgs, B&W (1 of 3)    SRP: $1.50

 


 

SCRIMSHAW #1 (MR)

(W) Eric Borden (A/CA) Dave Mims

With the planet ravaged by war, ruthless corporations have the world's governments in their pockets. Faced with impossible odds, Captain Hans Tanaka and the rest of the crew of the Runaway Horse have been branded as pirates, cut-throats, mercsà and the good guys! Printed on newsprint! 32pgs, FC      SRP: $1.50

 

 

THE CHAIR #1 (OF 4)

(W) Peter Simeti (A/CA) Kevin Christensen, Peter Simeti

Richard Sullivan has spent ten years on death row for a crime he claims he never committed.  But lately inmates are being brutally murdered by the Warden and his guards. Will Sullivan escape before it's too late? Now a motion picture starring the legendary Roddy Piper. Printed on newsprint! 32pgs, B&W (1 of 4)    SRP: $1.00

 

 

TRESPASSER #1 (OF 4)

(W) Justin M. Ryan (A/CA) Kristian Rossi

After a devastating war ruins the air and food supply for most of the world, Hector and his daughter Maria struggle to survive. But when a strange visitor crash lands in the forest, Hector will go to unspeakable lengths to protect his child.

On newsprint paper.   32pgs   FC (1 of 4) SRP: $1.50

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++AMERICAN GOTHIC

 

 

KILLBOX CHICAGO #1 (OF 4)

(W) Tom Riordan (A/CA) Marco Ferrari

It's back! AGP's gritty saga of rage and violence takes to the streets of Chicago, where new contestants - and one old - are preparing for a new game. Meanwhile, having escaped Los Angeles, Timothy, Sasha, and Emi seek help from the yakuza in San Francisco. But a mysterious trio of masked killers is hot on their trail, and confrontation could get ugly. Tom Riordan and artist Marco Ferrari take Killbox in a new and terrifying direction!    32pgs, FC (1 of 4)    SRP: $3.99

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY

 

 

ROCKY & BULLWINKLE SHOW #1

(W) Todd Livingston (A) Jacob Greenawalt

Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat! That staple of Saturday morning cartoon shenanigans, The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show, is back in all its satirical slapsticky joy!  The entire misfit cast of Jay Ward's wonderful series are here - Rocket J. Squirrel, Bullwinkle the Moose, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Dudley Do-Right, and everyone's favorite Russian hooligans, Boris and Natasha!  American Mythology celebrates the return of a one-of-a kind comic book with adventures and high jinx that are fresh and funny while remaining true to the look and format of the classics!

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++AMIGO COMICS

 

 

THE LAST HUNT

(W) Hannu Kesola, Ken Janssens (A/CA) Paul Moore, Beth Varni

A routine run to the dry wasteland known as Earth goes bad when the cargo ship Ragzon, breaks down. But that's nothing compared to the nightmare its crew faces when they help out a trio of scientists on their last legs. No good deed goes unpunished in "The Last Hunt"!    32pgs, FC     SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ANTARCTIC PRESS

 

 

SUPER SECRET ROBOT CLUB (ONE SHOT)

(W) Matthew Spradlin (A) Casey Edwards

Secret lives within secret lives is the daily norm for the Cee family. And when Jack, Mack, and little sister Flack, aren't off fighting their arch enemy, The Duke, they deal with the same high school pressures every SoCal kid contends with in these fast-paced times. If their secret identities are ever revealed, this motley group of siblings may find themselves at odds with forces beyond their abilities.  The 'Combatix" technology their dad has outfitted them with will be pushed to its limits! 32pgs, FC $3.99

 

 

CROSSFIRE (ONE SHOT)

(W) Al Hartley (A) Al Hartley, Ben Dunn

Antarctic Press teams up with Truthmonger Comics Group to bring you a special restored edition of Crossfire by former Archie, Atlas and Marvel artist, Al Hartley!  From deep within the vaults of comic-book history comes an urban crime adventure from the perspective of a spiritual cop who never gives up and never gives in!  With art restored by Ben Dunn and helmed by Art Greenhaw, by permission of the Al Hartley Estate, we bring you a resurrected classic for fans of Silver Age and Bronze Age crime comics! 32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

"by permission of the Al Hartley Estate" How very strange: Antarctic usually just solicits something, then waits for the copyright/license owner to send a "cease & desist" order to kill the project. They actually got permission this time?

 

This is more their style. Betcha it never sees light of day:

 

BOBA COLA T-SHIRT   APR171293-98

(A) Joe Wight

Show a Sign of Good Taste when you contract your favorite bounty beverage.  This ain't no clone o' cola, It's the Real Thing. (STL046522)

S-XL-T-Shirt      SRP: $21.99

XXL-XXXL-T-Shirt  SRP: $23.99

 


 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

 

 

MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #1 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN   APR171305

(W) Stan Lee, Len Wein (A) Steve Ditko, Ross Andru (CA) Mike Wieringo, Karl Kesel

Excelsior! Marvel Comics' best-selling heroes are now in the ever-popular digest format! Each digest is a mixture of over 200 pages of the most memorable classic and modern stories, spanning every decade of Marvel history and readership. This first issue spotlights the Amazing Spider-Man, featuring art and stories from comic greats including Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Len Wein, Ross Andru and more. This is a can't-miss collector's item that will not be reprinted! (STL045275)

Digest, 224pgs, FC      SRP: $6.99

I suppose it's appropriate that Marvel farms out its books to Archie to publish them in digest format. Who knows digest production and distribution better than Goldwater, Silberkleit and their crew?

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ASPEN MLT INC

 

 

DAMSELS IN EXCESS TP VOL 01   APR171324

(W) Vince Hernandez (A) Mirka Andolfo

Five realms. Five princesses. Zero men.

In the land of the Five Realms, the existence of men has long since been evaporated from the hearts and minds of women. Princess Bethany--ruler of Evanfar, the largest and most prominent kingdom, finds herself at the center of a vast conspiracy that could not only threaten her kingdom-but also her life! Journey to a place where magic is abundant, unicorns and ferrets can command armies, and five women struggle to find balance-and power--in an ever-changing fairy tale world!

Join creator Vince Hernandez and artist Mirka Andolfo as they present to you one of Aspen's most popular series, Damsels in Excess. Collected in its entirety for the first time! (STL045912)

SC, 7x10, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

CHARISMAGIC TP VOL 01 VANISHING (C: 0-0-1)   APR171325

(W) Vince Hernandez (A/CA) Khary Randolph

Everything we thought we knew about magic will...Vanish. Hank Medley is a Las Vegas magician at the top of his game. For Hank, everything comes easy: women, fame, and overwhelming fortune. However, 'Hank the Magnificent' soon realizes that in Sin City, your luck can change at the drop of a hat--or wand--in his case. Powerful forces of magic once banished from our reality have returned, and Hank is about to step out of his stage show "Charismagic", and into a world where the wonders of magic have not only come back, but are even flourishing! However, with some of these newly arrived beings intent on vengeance for deeds done to them in the past, will Hank be able to survive this new landscape of reality-and magic? Collecting together the sold out zero issue and issues 1-6, along with a complete cover gallery and an extensive sketchbook section, magical creatures of myth and legend, wizards and sorcerers of immense power, and so much more come to life in this thrilling first volume of the acclaimed series CHARISMAGIC!  

SC, 7x10, 184pgs, FC $18.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++AVATAR PRESS INC

 

MERCURY HEAT TP VOL 02   APR171341

(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Nahuel Lopez

Kieron Gillen sci-fi cop drama kicks off the all-new arc with a victorious Luiza settling into her new life on Mercury.  Things aren't so bad once you realize how much you enjoy the violence!  But nothing can prepare her for the worst infection possible starting to take root.  A true nightmare spoken of in hushed whispers, and far more than any one woman can deal with.  The Crossed are on Mercury, and the dusty gray ground will soon be stained red. This collection contains Mercury Heat issues #7-12.

SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++BLACK MASK COMICS

 

BEAUTIFUL CANVAS #1

(W) Ryan Lindsay (A/CA) Sami Kivela

Lon Eisley is a hitwoman hired to kill a small child a few days after discovering her girlfriend pregnant. In a bold declaration of uncertainty, she saves the boy and hits the road, despite the fact her boss clearly wanted him dead for a reason. This warped crime dystopia delves into the emotional dichotomy of creator/destroyer as Lon tries to connect the two very different worlds she now inhabits. From Sami Kivela (Chum) & Ryan K Lindsay (Negative Space, DC Writers Workshop) comes a gonzo tale of personal discovery, animal/hybrid hit troupes, and reactive pyrokinesis.   32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

 

THE SKEPTICS TP    APR171374

(W) Tini Howard (A) Devaki Neogi (CA) Tini Howard, Michael Strange

A stylish, political adventure about a pair of hip clever teens who fool the world into believing they have superpowers. It is the 1960s. The Russians have the A-bomb, the H-bomb, and now the most terrifying weapon of all: a pair of psychically superpowered young people. Terrified and desperate, the US top brass scours from coast to coast in search of psychic Americans. Enter Dr. Isobel Santaclara, an eccentric illusionist and grifter who has recruited two teenagers and trained them to trick the US government, the Russians, and the whole world into believing they are dangerous psychics. The Skeptics is a pre-punk period piece, an honest, unfuzzy, non-nostalgic look at the Cold War in DC. SC, 7x10, 112pgs, FC      SRP: $13.99

I rather like the sound of this. I do hope the art isn't just a series of close-up head shots, though. Actually looking at some of Neogi's art immediately made me think of it as a rather odd mixture of Michael Allread and Drank Quitely. All in all, it.. Looks like a good one to me.

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++BONGO COMICS

 

 

SIMPSONS COMICS COLOSSAL COMPENDIUM TP VOL 05   APR171378

(W) Matt Groening

Bart starts his own humor magazine, and it isn't long before Springfield's resident funnyman Krusty the Clown wants in on the business. Then, donut-lovers Homer Simpson and Chief Clancy Wiggum take over each other's deliciously do-nothing jobs. And speaking of switcheroos, Bart boards the wrong airplane and finds himself mistaken for local Springshire ladà Brit Simpson. And when Ned Flanders opens his own friendly tavern, Homer finds himself torn between two bartenders, the ever-surly Moe or everyone's favorite neighborino. Throw in an alien abduction, some home disrepair, a pseudo-scientific trip to an alternate reality, a ghostly superhero pairing, and a rescue mission beneath the nuclear power plant, and you have the most colossal compendium yet! (STL045294)

SC, 7x10, 176pgs, FC    SRP: $17.99

 

ITS THE LIFE IN HELL 2018 12 MONTH CALENDAR   APR171377

(W/A/CA) Matt Groening

Oscar Wilde once said, "Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event." Well, Matt Groening is about to make your humdrum lives a little more exciting. Resist the mundane and take a daily journey through the odd and unexpected.   Calendar      SRP: $14.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++BOOM! STUDIOS

 

 

UNSOUND #1

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Jack Cole

Ashli's first day as a nurse at Wiermont Psychiatric Hospital turns into a nightmare as a bloody riot sends her fleeing into the bowels of the hospital. Her descent takes her to a hellish world populated by lunatics and monsters, cloaked in a secret history of black magic and heinous scientific experiments.

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

BILL & TED SAVE THE UNIVERSE #1

(W) Brian Joines (A)  Bachan (CA) Derek Charm

The Wyld Stallyns are back, and this time they're travelling across the whole universe! Bill and Ted have been kidnapped by a bodacious alien and are handed over to...their long-lost family?! Brian Joines and Bachan (Bill & Ted Go To Hell) team up once more for an all-new Bill & Ted adventure.

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

Bill & Ted. Excellent. I suppose we can expect a new Beavis & Butthead series any time now.

 

TEEN DOG TP   APR171386

(W/A/CA) Jake Lawrence

Teen Dog is John Hughes movies meets '90s Nickelodeon cartoons, two of our absolute favorite things. It's a totally awesome adventure that stars the canine that spun out of Jake Lawrence's web comic Time Cowboy and kickflipped his way into our hearts.

Skateboards, football games, prom...your teenage years have got nothin' on the raddest dude that's ever graced a denim vest. Written and illustrated by Jake Lawrence (Time Cowboy), join Teen Dog and his best friend Mariella as they tackle typical teen life with a manic twist. Growing up is an adventure, and you might as well rock it! Collects the complete eight-issue miniseries. SC, 7x10, 112pgs, FC SRP: $19.99

 

LUMBERJANES 2017 SPECIAL FAIRE & SQUARE #1   APR171392

(W) Holly Black (A) Marina Julia, Gaby Epstein (CA) Ru Xu

The Lumberjanes versus... a dragon?? Featuring Holly Black (Spiderwick Chronicles)!   48pgs, FC      SRP: $7.99

 

 

WWE ONGOING TP VOL 01    APR171400

(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Serg Acu±a (CA) Dan Mora

The secret behind the betrayal and destruction of THE SHIELD is revealed here! Why did Seth Rollins join Triple H and turn on his brothers, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose? Collects #1-4 and WWE: Then. Now. Forever. #1. SC, 144pgs, FC SRP: $19.99

 

 

PLANET OF APES ARCHIVE HC VOL 01    APR171413

(W) Doug Moench (A) Mike Ploog & Various (CA) Malcolm McNeill

Experience the legendary 1970s Marvel Comics' Terror on the Planet of the Apes, collected for the first time ever and remastered in this prestigious hardcover. This classic series follows two friends-man and ape-on the run from the law. From Doug Moench (Batman), Mike Ploog (Ghost Rider), Tom Sutton (Doctor Strange), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk), and more!

HC   368pgs, FC   SRP: $49.99

 

 

NAMESAKE TP #1   APR171421

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Jakub Rebelka

Once every seven years, Earth overlaps with Ektae, which breaches our world for seven days, bringing dirty magic and ideas. One man born of both worlds must sacrifice everything to put his fathers to rest and save himself in the process. SC, 112pgs, FC $14.99

 

MEGA PRINCESS TP VOL 01    APR171430

(C: 0-1-2)

(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Brianne Drouhard

Once every seven years, Earth overlaps with Ektae, which breaches our world for seven days, bringing dirty magic and ideas. One man born of both worlds must sacrifice everything to put his fathers to rest and save himself in the process. SC, 128pgs, FC $14.99

 

ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 12    APR171431

(W) Christopher Hastings (A/CA) Ian McGinty

Finn and Jake wake up in a bizarre world inside of BMO, and it looks like BMO is determined to give them the best game of their lives! Collects issues #54-57. (STL046631) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Available only in the United States, Canada, and U.S. Territories.

SC, 7x10, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++CALIBER ENTERTAINMENT

 

GAPO THE CLOWN BIG FAT & GREASY TP   APR171497

(W/A/CA) Tony Miello

Collecting over 370 comic strips of Tony Miello's very bad clown! Move over Krusty the Clown; there's a new and obnoxious clown on the scene and he comes from the city of Detroit! His lack of morals and human decency are always leading him and the poor people around him into odd situations that lead to hilarity. Contains every web strip, every strip produced for print, and a few strips never seen before, making this the complete Gapo the Clown collection.   SC, 7x10, 110pgs, B&W      SRP: $14.99

Every few years this industry seems to feel a compulsion to publish yet another iteration of Frumpy the Clown, Obnoxio the Clown, Fred the Clown, Krusty et al. Looks like Gapo is the current here today gone tomorrow clown. Ephemeral though they might be, these things are usually fun.

 

 

GULF WAR JOURNAL TP VOL 01   APR171498

(W/A/CA) Don Lomax

Harvey Award Nominee, Don Lomax, assembles his Desert Storm Journal comic series and brings back the central character from his critically acclaimed Vietnam books. Scott "Journal" Neithammer comes out of retirement to cover the first Persian Gulf War. He finds himself also caught up in the war between the Pentagon and the press! Fed up, he heads off into the desert on his own. Writer and Artist Don Lomax has won numerous awards for his authentic depictions of the conflict in Vietnam and the war in Iraq.   

SC, 7x10, 118pgs, B&W   SRP: $16.99

Jeez. Don Lomax. I didn't know he was still around. He did a pretty good book called "Vietnam Journal" back in the eighties. Good enough to keep on going for quite a while, at a time when war comics were definitely out of fashion, and his somewhat grubby-looking style, while very appropriate to the subject, was definitely not what comic readers, raised on the likes of Sgt.Rock and Johnny Cloud were expecting. Come to think of it, this one's about a war that, while "officially" listed as happening in 1990-1991, never really ended...

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++CINEBOOK

 

 

LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 64 WEDDING CRASHERS   APR171515

(W) Jean Leturgie, xavier Fauche (A/CA)  Morris

Samuel Parker, ageing sheriff of Hadley City, is about to get married, and he's promised his bride to retire after the ceremony. But Parker once sent the Daltons to jail, and when the horrible brothers hear the happy news, they escape with the intent of killing Samuel right in the middle of his wedding. Fortunately, Lucky Luke is an old friend of the sheriff's, and he has been invited to the celebrations! SC, 48pgs, FC   $11.95

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++COFFIN COMICS

 

 

LADY DEATH RULES TP VOL 01 (MR)   APR171524

(W) Brian Pulido & Various (A/CA) Dheeraj Verma

Lady Death awakes from a 20-year, spell-induced slumber and finds herself in the fiery pits of Hell. Who among her depraved enemies is responsible? Her epic, ultra-violent quest for answers brings her into conflict with Hell's rogues gallery: the nefarious Hellwitch, Atrocitas, an insane angel/demon hybrid assassin and Baphomet, a demonic religious zealot pledged to Satanus. Experience Lady Death fully realized! Chock full of sex, violence, and very, very bad behavior. If you want unapologetic, heavy metal inspired stories that kick your ass, Coffin Comics cordially invites all "Fiends" new and old to get Lady Death Rules! Volume 1! Collects Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1, Lady Death Damnation Game #1 & Lady Death Extinction Express #1. SC, 7x10, 144pgs, FC      SRP: $19.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++DYNAMITE (DENT)

 

 

ASH VS AOD #0

(W) Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (A) Mauro Vargas (CA) Nick Bradshaw

For 25 years, Ash Williams has been waging a war across time against the Army of Darkness. Now, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to present the next thrilling chapter, kicking off in this special 16-page prelude! Ash may be the Chosen One, but that doesn't mean he can hold down a steady job. But when he's scrambling for employment, will he find himself once again thrown into battle against the Deadites? Here's a hint: The book ain't called Ash: The Guy With A Regular Job Who Doesn't Battle Against The Forces of Evil. Don't miss out on the opening chapter of a new AOD epic from the red-hot writing team of Chad Bowers and Chris Sims and artist Mauro Vargas!  32pgs, FC   SRP: $0.99

 

 

GAME OF THRONES CLASH OF KINGS #1

(W) George R. R. Martin, Landry Quinn Walker (A) Mel Rubi (CA) Mike S. Miller

George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire saga continues in the official comic book adaptation by Dynamite Entertainment! Following the events of A Game of Thrones, Westeros is embroiled in civil war, while Daenerys Targaryen -- as heir to the Targaryen dynasty, seeks to reclaim the Iron Throne. Arya, with the help of Yoren, a brother of the Night's Watch, has escaped from King's Landing, but the road to the Wall brings its own dangers. Meanwhile, Sansa attends a tournament on the sadistic King Joffrey's name-day, and Bran, in Winterfell, suffers from strange dreams of wolves...32pgs, FC     SRP: $3.99

 

 

SWORDQUEST #1

(W) Scott Kowalchuk, Chris Sims (A)  Ghostwriter X (CA) Goni Montes

The Atari Age returns to comics with the most unexpected story of the year: SwordQuest! In 1984, Peter Case was on his way to being crowned champion of SwordQuest, set to win the last of four contests and lay claim to a golden sword worth over $50,000! But when the game was discontinued, Peter found himself without a game to finish. Now, over thirty years later, Peter's stuck in a different kind of game entirely - the game of life - and he's losing fast. But when he learns that all the prizes meant for the SwordQuest contest of his youth are on display in the World Arcade Museum, he finds an unknown determination that sees him put together a team of like-minded losers for the ultimate heist job - a real-life swordquest! The red-hot team of Chris Sims, Chad Bowers, and Ghostwriter X (Down Set Fight) have a new game - and the stakes have never been higher! 32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

 

MIGHTY MOUSE #1

(W) Sholly Fisch (A) Igor Lima (CA) Alex Ross

You're the world's greatest hero, exiled to another dimension with no way back.  Trapped in an alien world, where not even the laws of physics work the way they should.  The only person who even believes you exist is a young kid whom no one will listen to.  Yet, you're the shining light that this drab, cynical world needs to restore its color and life.  Oh - and you're a cartoon mouse.  Here comes Mighty Mouse to save the day, in his most unexpected adventure yet... right here, in the real world!

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

KISS VAMPIRELLA #1 (OF 5) CVR A DOE

(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Annapaola Martello (CA) Juan Doe

L.A. Is a strange town on the best of days, but in the summer of 1974, the City of Angels feels especially demonic. As temperatures soar and wildfires burn, all sorts of strange creatures are drawn to town, including Vampirella. While Vampi goes out and hunts down monsters all across La La Land - defending humanity from evil - she's also killing it every night on stage as a member of the all-girl rock group Witchkraft - defending rock 'n' roll from a dying scene. Help arrives in the form of four creatures who've just flown into town: The Starchild, The Demon, The Spaceman and The Catman. Away from their home turf and trying to record their new album, KISS discovers that all their favorite L.A. bands have mysteriously broken up, disappeared, sold out, or gone crazy. Led by a driver who moonlights in the occult and haunted by satanic strangers dressed in black, KISS finds themselves drawn into a web conspiracy that threatens to kill rock 'n' roll itself.

32pgs, FC (1 of 5)      SRP: $3.99

 

 

GWAR ORGASMAGEDDON #1 (OF 4)

(W) Matt Maguire, Matt Miner (A/CA) Jonathan Brandon Sawyer

From the depths of outer space to the frozen wasteland of Antarctica, punk rock and heavy metal's most shocking and blasphemous band of intergalactic blood spewing alien monsters has returned to kill everything and respect nothing in the pages of GWAR: Orgasmageddon!  Banished to the past by the cold and calculating Mr. Perfect, the heroes of GWAR trample through time like a deranged Bill and Ted on bath salts - antics ensue as they stomp and smash and shape human history to what we accept as our current reality.  Co-written by GWAR themselves and Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), GWAR: Orgasmageddon is a love letter to comics, grindhouse movies, and heavy metal - sure to appeal to the most die-hard fan and the comics fanboy/fangirl intrigued by the prospect of social awareness drowned in geysers of blood and alien goo.    32pgs, FC (1 of 4) SRP: $3.99

 

 

MAGNUS #1

(W) Kyle Higgins, Chuck Wendig (A) Jorge Fornes, Alvaro Sarreseca (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli

Do humans dream of owning electric sheep? Artificial intelligences, rather than becoming our overlords, have settled into an uneasy symbiosis with humanity û they work for us as our colleagues and servants, earning vacation-time they spend in a boundless digital universe running on human-maintained server farms. But not all AIs are cool with the deal. Enter Magnus - a human psychologist tasked with navigating both worlds in order to bring recalcitrant AIs back into productive society...  BONUS TUROK STORY, CHAPTER THREE! The all-new saga of the all-new Turok continues: He's a man on a mission, possessed, and he won't let anyone or anything get in his way!   32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

Gee, I guess Magnus is the big announcement they were alluding to last month after all. Am I prescient or not?

 

JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES DOG MEN #1

(W) Jim Butcher, Mark Powers (A/CA) Diego Galindo

Jim Butcher's worldwide bestselling Dresden Files saga continues in this original limited series! Harry Dresden is a man on the edge - and that is something that can be dangerous to friend and foe alike. He's been drafted by a senior member of the White Council of Wizards to investigate a series of murders in rural Mississippi. As always, there's more afoot than is immediately apparent. The question is, will Harry's state of mind keep him from seeing it, and will his actions lead him into direct conflict with the wizard who needs his help?  32pgs, FC $3.99

 

BLOOD BROTHERS #1

(W) Fabian, Jr. Rangel (A/CA) Javier Caba

Diego and Gabriel Soliz are two unusual brothers just trying to do their job in an even more unusual city. They're detectives in a city populated by creatures from mythology and fantasy. When an Aztec skull is stolen from the museum, BLOOD BROTHERS are assigned to the case! 32pgs, FC    $3.99

 

HOMIES TP   APR171622

(W) David Gonzalez, Elliot Serrano (A/CA) Andrew Huerta

It's time to go back to the barrio with the Homies! The pop culture phenomenon that took the 1990s by storm returns with brand-new hijinks co-plotted by the creator of Homies himself, David Gonzales. In Barrio Qui_n Sab_, the entire community is one big familia, laughter and good times are the perfect cure for reality, and the Homies love their lowriders like they love their ladies: painted, sexy, curvy, and dressed to kill. Follow the colorful, oddball characters in four wild adventures: the wedding of Gata to would-be bachelor-for-life Hollywood, a charity match of rival luchadores to save the neighborhood community center, the haunting of the Mexican legend La Llorona, and the arrival of an illegal alien... of the extraterrestrial kind! Welcome to East Los Angeles, es_! (STL038329)

SC, 7x10, 104pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++DEVILS DUE /1FIRST COMICS

 

 

GALAXYS FOR HIRE TP VOL 01 (OF 4)  APR171691

(W) Shawn DePasquale (A/CA) Sherard Jackson

The all-female crew of The Galaxy Girl are hired to deliver a cache of Quantum-Hallucinogens to a planet of mythical-God worshipping natives, however, the mission is quickly revealed to be a set-up and it isn't long before the Intergalactic Union of Planets (IUoP) sends in their elite police force to impound the girls' ship and arrest the team. Little do they know, their ship is the missing piece to an ancient, powerful weapons that could help save (or destroy) the galaxy. The sisters and their crew must race the clock to build an army (of SEX BOTS!) big enough to fight the IUoP, protect the planet stronghold of the Independent Movement (a rebellious uprising of those who believe the Union is an evil empire), steal their damn ship back and, somehow, get paid! 124pgs, FC (1 of 4)    SRP: $18.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

 

DON ROSA LIBRARY HC VOL 07 TREASURE 10 AVATARS    APR171742

(W/A/CA) Don Rosa

It's Fantagraphics' seventh complete, chronological book of Duck adventures by Don Rosa! Scrooge McDuck discovers the City of Shambhala and battles the crooked Rajah of Ollieynstan for Indian treasure. Also included are ôAttack of the Hideous Space Varmintsö and ôA Little Something Special.ö Presented with a treasure trove of Rosa's cover art and behind thescenes factoids at a bargain price worthy of Scrooge himself! (STL035048) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, Mexico, and the U.K.   HC, 192pgs, FC  SRP: $29.99

 

 

ALL TIME COMICS BLIND JUSTICE #1

(W) Josh Bayer & Various (A) Herb Trimpe & Various

ôI am no one. I come from nowhere - and disappear into nothing.ö By day, he is a patient in a trauma center. But at night, when he is needed, he rises. For he is Blind Justice, the Man Who Walks Through Bullets! Artist Rick Buckler Jr. makes his All Time Comics debut, together with writer/artist Josh Bayer and inker Al Milgrom, for a pulse shattering thriller.

SC, 7x10, 36pgs, FC     SRP: $3.99

 

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++GEMSTONE PUBLISHING

 

 

OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 47 BATMAN STERANKO CVR   APR171765

(W) Robert M. Overstreet (A)  Various (CA) Jim Steranko

One of the most influential comic book artists ever, Jim Steranko, brings his compelling mastery of the art form to the cover of the book that has been the Bible of serious collectors, dealers and enthusiasts since 1970! Steranko's take on Batman graces the cover, containing the new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, new market reports and more. The most trusted name in comic book pricing is back with the 47th edition of the Guide.

SC, 1200pgs, PC   SRP: $29.95

 

OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG HC VOL 47 BATMAN STERANKO CVR   APR171766

HC, 1200pgs, PC   SRP: $35.00

 

 

OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 47 G.Rodriguez ROM CVR   APR171767

SC, 1200pgs, PC   SRP: $29.95

 

OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG HC VOL 47 ROM CVR   APR171768

HC, 1200pgs, PC   SRP: $29.95

How very odd: The Batman softcover version is $29.95, and the hardcover is $35.00. That's pretty normal, same content, and a few bucks more for the hardcover.
BUT for the Rom cover, both soft and hardcovers show a price of $29.95.
Somehow I can't help suspecting that sooner or later, a price "clarification" on the hardcover Rom version will be showing up.

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING

 

 

INDEH STORY OF THE APACHE WARS TP   APR171772

(W) Ethan Hawke (A/CA) Greg Ruth

The year is 1872. The place, the Apache nations, a region torn apart by decades of war. Some, like Goyahkla, lose his family and everything he loves. A hawk rises to tell him that he can never be killed by a man. This vision prompts the young Goyahkla into action. He approaches the Apache leader Cochise, his son Naiches, and the entire Apache nation to lead an attack against the Mexican village of Azripe for retribution. It is this wild display of courage that transforms the young brave Goyakhla into the Native American hero Geronimo. Indeh captures the deeply rich narrative of two nations at war who then try to find peace and forgiveness in a time of great upheaval. Based on incredible research, Indeh offers a remarkable glimpse into the raw themes of cultural differences, the horrors of war, the search for peace, and what is ultimately retribution. (STL045225) (C: 0-1-0)

SC, 7x10, 240pgs, B&W   SRP: $25.00

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++JOE BOOKS INC.

 

 

DISNEY PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN DEAD MEN TALES GN   APR171808

(W/A/CA)  Disney

Captain Jack feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea-notably Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth, a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry, a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. Fans excited for this new voyage will love the graphic novel adaptation of Disney Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales by Disney's own artists. SC, 6x9, 64pgs, FC   $8.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++KEENSPOT

 

 

MARRY ME TP VOL 01   APR171815

(W) Bobby Crosby (A/CA) Remy Eisu Mokhtar

A romantic comedy about a world-famous pop star, frustrated with her love life, who marries a random fan holding a MARRY ME sign at one of her concerts.  If you missed the now sold-out first issue of Marry Me, you're in luck, as this volume collects issues #1-5!   SC, 104pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

SOFTBALL #1

(W) Bobby Crosby (A) Bill Blankenship (CA) Admira Wijaya

Based on a hit YouTube series that's racked up over 100 million views, Softball features a ragtag group of friends who were brought together by their love of the game! In this action-packed first issue, star outfielder Fireball gets the rocket-powered jet shoes he's always dreamed of to help him rob home runs, but his dream turns into a nightmare when he loses control and zooms off the map! Can the softball crew save him from a fiery death? 32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++KNOPF PUBLISHING

 

RICKETY STITCH & GELATINOUS GOO GN V-1 ROAD TO EPOLL   APR171828

(W) Ben Costa, James Parks (A/CA) Ben Costa

The Hobbit meets Cartoon Network's smash-hit Adventure Time in this full-color graphic novel series kickoff as a singing skeleton searches for his origins alongside his adorable gelatin monster sidekick! Rickety Stitch is a walking, talking, singing skeleton minstrel, the only animated skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul. He has no idea who he used to be when he was covered in a living, breathing sack of meat and skin. His only clue to his former identity is a song he hears snippets of in his dreams, an epic bard's tale that could also explain the old fog covering the comical fantasy land of Eem. Oh, and his sidekick and only friend is a cube of sentient goo. In this rollicking first volume, Rickety encounters imps, gnomes, giants, unicorns, a mysterious lady knight, and other fantasy dwellers on his quest to uncover his identity and spread his (painfully bad) music far and wide. Available in softcover and hardcover editions. (STL044830) (C: 0-1-0)

SC, 7x10, 208pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

RICKETY STITCH & GELATINOUS GOO HC GN V-1 ROAD TO EPOLL APR171829

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++KODANSHA COMICS

 

AHO GIRL (CLUELESS GIRL) GN VOL 01   APR171830

(W/A/CA)  Hiroyuki

Equal parts cute, silly, and subversive, the four-panel comedy manga Ahogaru was a surprise hit in Japan. Fans of anarchic slice-of-life gag manga like Azumanga Daioh, these are the new laughs you've been waiting for! Yoshiko is a hopefully clueless high school girl. Her rock-paper-scissors strategy is "rock." She somehow gets zeroes on multiple-choice tests. And she has an often-nearly-fatal weakness for bananas. Her devoted friends have no choice but to hang around and make sure nobody takes advantage of her. (Of course, the entertainment value might have something to do with it, too.) Cute characters, weird gags, and lots and lots of bananas!   SC, 6x9, 176pgs, B&W    SRP: $12.99

 

FAIRY TAIL RHODONITE GN VOL 01 APR171835

(W) Hiro Mashima, Kyouta Shibano (A/CA) Hiro Mashima

Since his sneering face first appeared, the Iron Dragon Slayer Gajeel Redfox has been a fan favorite among Fairy Tail fans. Now he's getting his very own adventure, all in one book! The "lone dragon" Gajeel Redfox has always been easy to spot even among the boisterious wizards of the Fairy Tail guild, but now he's disappeared! At the same time, a jailbreak rocks Fiore. What ties these events together? The answer lies in Gajeel's shady and selfish past! .  SC, 5x7, 176pgs, B&W $10.99

 

 

LAND OF THE LUSTROUS GN VOL 01   APR171840

(W/A/CA) Haruko Ichikawa

An elegant new action manga for fans of Sailor Moon and the litany of comics and animation that it inspired, Land of the Lustrous is set in a far future Earth, where humanity's distant descendants live on in a small group of sexless crystalline beings who must fight off an invasion from the Moon. The young gem Phosphorite can't seem to do anything right. "Phos" has nothing but a big mouth and guts. Cinnabar, a classmate, is a loner, shunned by the other gems because of the toxins emitted from their body. But when they get together, they will learn that they both have an essential role to play in the fight against the Moonfolk, who are intent on coming to Earth to abduct the gem folk and destroy their world. Not available in the UK, Australia, Singapore or the Philippines.  SC, 6x9, 200pgs, B&W  $12.99

 


 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++LION FORGE

 

CATALYST PRIME ACCELL #1

(W) Joe Casey (A/CA) Damion Scott

Daniel DosSantos is a young man living at the speed of life. After gaining powers from exposure to an extraterrestrial object, DosSantos became the rapid action superhero called ACCELL. The first of a new public kind of self-apointed crime fighter. Unfortunately, there are consequences to moving faster than sound. ACCELL about to learn that danger exists on the flipside of having super powers, and will have to grow up quickly to survive. 32pgs, FC $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++MAGNETIC PRESS

 

JAZZ MAYNARD #1 (MR)

(W)  Raule (A/CA) Roger Ibanez Ugena

Jazz Maynard is a trumpeter; he also hides a variety of skills best kept secret. It's these skills he uses when he discovers his long-lost sister is in the grip of New York sex traffickers. On a mission to her rescue and return her home, a labyrinth of trouble opens up beneath his feet, dropping him into a web of intrigue and danger that most men would not survive. Jazz Maynard is not most men. 32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99


Cue the theme music (on trumpet of course)
Leonard Cohen's "First we take Manhattan:
I don't like your fashion business mister
I don't like those pills that keep you thin
I don't like what happened to my sister
First, we take Manhattan
Then we take  Berlin...

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ONI PRESS INC.

 

 

ANOTHER CASTLE #1 1 DOLLAR ED

(W) Andrew Wheeler (A/CA) Paulina Ganucheau

Princess Misty of Beldora longs for a more exciting life, but gets more than she bargained for when she is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Grimoire. He intends to marry her and conquer Beldora, leading the land into ruin and chaos. Together with the long-suffering citizens of Grimoire and a certain bumbling prince, Misty must fight to protect her kingdom and free both realms from Badlug's tyrannical rule.

32pgs    SRP: $1.00

 

COURTNEY CRUMRIN #1 ONE DOLLAR ED

(W/A/CA) Ted Naifeh

Holly Hart is new to the creature-filled and magic-made town of Hillsborough and her classmates all agree on one thing: Courtney Crumrin is bad news. Are they just hazing the new girl, or is there some truth behind the rumors? There's only one way to find out, but Holly may find herself in over her head! 32pgs, FC $1.00

 

MIGHTY ZODIAC #1 1 DOLLAR ED

(W) J. Torres (A/CA) Corin Howell

When the Blue Dragon dies, six stars fall out of the night sky! Ailing Master Long, leader of the Mighty Zodiac, orders his warriors to gather the stars, lest they fall into the hands of the malevolent Moon Rabbit Army. With the stars, the Mighty Zodiac may yet revive their master, rescue their world, and restore the light. Without the stars, the darkness threatens to divide the tribes and destroy Gaya... 32pgs, FC      SRP: $1.00

 

SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #1 1 DOLLAR ED

(W/A/CA) Natalie Riess

Space Battle Lunchtime is a hit show broadcast all over the universe, and the new season is about to start! When one of the competing chefs drops out at the last minute, an aspiring baker from earth, Peony, gets the opportunity of a lifetime (and a chance at a 20,000 Solarbuck prize!). But is she ready for the cutthroat world of intergalactic cooking?    32pgs, FC $1.00

 

SIXTH GUN TP VOL 01 SQUARE ONE ED   APR171874

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Brian Hurtt

During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way. Get the first volume of this critically acclaimed series for only $10 as part of Oni's Square One program! (STL037223)

SC, 176pgs, FC    SRP: $10.00

 

COURTNEY CRUMRIN GN VOL 01 SQUARE ONE ED   APR171875

(W/A/CA) Ted Naifeh

Angsty tween Courtney Crumrin hates everyone, including her new classmates, her parents, and her old-as-dirt uncle Aloysius. But Uncle A has got a few tricks up his sleeve, and they don't involve cards. The man is a warlock, and his magic books are the answers to all of Courtney's problems. Soon Courtney's teaching herself spells to deal with bullies, homework, babysitting, and more-but with every spell she casts, the deeper she gets into a world of magic she doesn't understand. Enter the world of Courtney Crumrin with this introductory trade, now in softcover and only $10!    SC, 136pgs, FC  SRP: $10.00

 

HEARTTHROB SEASON 2 #1 (MR)

(W) Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Robert Wilson Iv

There must be 50 ways to leave your lover, but none of them include robbing a Fleetwood Mac concert and escaping to Canada with a getaway driver and a group of anarchists. Putting Mercer and her life of crime in the rearview, Callie tries her damnedest to live a normal life, hide out from the FBI and make sense of Canadian currency. As her friends continue pulling crimes and Callie dips her toe back in the dating waters, she'll find out when you share your heart with someone, breaking up is way harder to do.   32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

 

 

ANGEL CITY TP TOWN WITHOUT PITY   APR171892

(W) Janet Harvey (A/CA) Megan Levens

Introducing ANGEL CITY, a hard-boiled 1930s noir starring Dolores Dare, previous Hollywood hopeful and current enforcer for the Volante mob. When her best friend turns up dead in a dumpster behind the Chinese Theater, Dolores starts her own investigation of the "April Fool's Killer."  As she gets closer to the truth, Dolores will go up against the studios, the corrupt homicide division, and even her own gangland contacts - and uncover a scandal that shakes the very foundations of Tinseltown. (STL045457)

SC, 168pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

It's quite unfortunate that at this particular moment, our Videotron is down, and therefore I can't access Google to find out when dumpsters were invented. I'm pretty sure they didn't start appearing until the 70's, maybe late 60's. If I'm right, Dolores's friend could not have turned up in a dumpster behind the Chinese Theater.
Oops wait. The Dempster Dumpster started showing up in 1936. Never mind...
Yes, I do read just about every word of bloody Previews every month, and no, I have neither a smart phone, or much of a life.

 

RICK & MORTY TP VOL 05   APR171895

(W) Kyle Starks, Marc Ellerby (A) CJ Cannon & Various

Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and how much of Jerry one person can take. This volume features Eisner-nominated writer Kyle Starks (Sexcastle) in collaboration with series artist CJ Cannon in a three-issue story about the despicable Doofus Jerry and his attempt to take over the multiverse. Included is the uncanny and sinister "Morty Shines," drawn by artist Marc Ellerby, the action-packed return of Tiny Rick in ôHoney, I Shrunk The Ricks,ö by Kyle Starks. Plus: Bonus comics about the whole family! SC, 128pgs, FC $19.99

 

THE SIXTH GUN DLX HC VOL 04   APR171896

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Brian Hurtt

The Sixth Gun Volume Four Hardcover, collects issues 36 through 41, featuring the Not The Bullet, But The Fall story arc of the ongoing series by Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, Tyler Crook, and Bill Crabtree, as well as the five issue spin-off mini-series Sons of the Gun with guest artist Brian Churilla. This oversized deluxe collection includes never before seen artwork, design sketches, cover galleries, an introduction by Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai, and more, from the Eisner-nominated fantasy western epic. HC, 376pgs, FC  SRP: $59.99

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ONE PEACE BOOKS

 

ON THE WALL GN   APR171898

(W) Carrie Harris (A/CA) Stipe Kalajzic

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who's the biggest loser of them all? Mira Mason has the world's most useless superpower: she can pass through shiny objects. Super-lame, right? Being a teenager is tough enough without throwing a useless power into the mix. It's silly to be scared of a girl who can phase through a salad fork with the greatest of ease. All she wants to do is put the resident mean girl in her place and convince her crush that she exists. But someone with a power like hers is popping out of mirrors to spy on local girls like a total creeper. (STL045130)

7x10, 104pgs, PC  SRP: $18.95

 

 

 

 


 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++SUPER GENIUS

 

 

TALES FROM THE CRYPT HORRORCIDE #1 (OF 3)

(W) Larry Hama (A) Mike Mayhew & Various (CA) Michael Golden

An all-new 3-issue series of the legendary EC comic, that's exercising its Demon-given right to commit Horror! Special Guest Writer/Editor Larry Hama invites you to witness three terror-tales that you may never forget-no matter how hard you try! First, The Crypt-Keeper takes us into Alice Hernandez's dark bedroom to introduce us to "The Ghost in the Closet"! How she got there and who she is, will shock you! The Old Witch also takes you to another world to meet "Baku the Reaver," a fearless black barbarian who dares to defy the gods in a mad power play that may can Baku more than he can imagine. Finally, The Vault-Keeper brings us back in time to medieval France to encounter "Etienne the Strangler"! (STL045175) (C: 0-0-1)

32pgs, FC (1 of 3)      SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++REBELLION / 2000AD

 

 

COMPLETE SKIZZ TP    APR171919

(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Jim Baikie

The ultimate illegal alien! Alan Moore's out of print classic returns in a brand new complete collection! When Interpreter Zhcchz of the Tau-Ceti Imperium crashed his ship into the small blue "Hellworld"-classed planet, the odds of surviving were stacked against him. Stranded in the polluted, hostile British city of Birmingham, Skizz is befriended by Roxy, a plucky young local girl. But danger is ever present - from bad food to Prime Minister Thatcher's hostile government alien-hunters, this E.T. may soon be R.I.P!   SC, 8x11, 272pgs, FC      SRP: $25.00

 

 

LAWLESS WELCOME TO BLACK ROCK TP APR171921

(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Phil Winslade

The backwater planet of 43 Rega has spent five years recovering from an invasion of aliens known as the Zhind. isolated and a hotbed for trouble makers, Badrock is an colony township desperate for a strong law enforcer to take charge. Enter Colonial. Marshal Meta Lawson. Tough, surly and determined, Lawson seems to be ideal for the role. But is this law-woman exactly who she claims to be? The first collection of 2000 AD's latest break out success set in the Judge Dredd universe, with an incredible new female Judge.   SC, 8x11, 176pgs, FC  $17.99

 

ONE EYED JACK TP   APR171922

(W) John Wagner (A) Gerry Finley-Day, John Cooper (CA) Gerry Finley-Day

John Wagner's take-no-prisoners-cop and the forerunner to Judge Dredd is collected for the very first time! Part Dirty Harry, part Judge Dredd, all badass! Police Detective Jack McBane is the toughest, meanest law enforcer in 1970's New York City. Having lost his left eye in the line of duty, McBane will stop at nothing to rid the crime-infested streets of scumbags and villains - even if it means having to occasionally break the rules! This is the first collection from Rebellion's dedicated Treasury of British Comics line, collecting lost comics from the golden age of British comics.   SC, 8x11, 160pgs, PC    $17.99

One-eyed crime fighter, eh?
I'm reminded of Andrew Vachss, a one-eyed thriller novelist and erstwhile comic book writer.Along with his creative side, Vachss is a lawyer, specializing in victim aid in child abuse cases. One-eyed tough guy who allegedly lost his eye in a childhood screen door accident, and who has a fixation on child abuse (Many of his novels feature punishment of such predators). "Screen door accident, eh? Sounds a little suspicious to me...

 

 

 

 

 

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ALICE & ZOUROKU GN VOL 01

(W/A/CA) Tetsuya Imai

A group of young girls possesses a mysterious power known as ôAlice's Dream,ö which gives them the ability to turn their thoughts into reality. Detained and experimented upon, these youths are locked away in secret until one of them manages to escape. Her name is Sana - a girl with the power to ignore the very laws of physics. When this willful powerhouse crosses paths with a stubborn old man named Zouroku, his carefully-ordered life will never be the same again!  SC, 5x7, 180pgs, B&W   $12.99

 

GENERATION WITCH GN VOL 01

(W/A/CA) Isaki Uta

An all-new manga series about the daily lives of teenage witches. Generation Witch is a new slice-of-life manga series with a magical twist. This charming storyline follows the lives of several young witches as they struggle with the dual challenges of wielding magic and teenage angst, and will appeal to fans of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Witchcraft Works. In the world of Generation Witch, one percent of the population are witches. Most non-magical people look up to these witches and envy their power, but as witches already know, sometimes these abilities can be more of a curse. When growing up already requires all the luck and effort a teenager can muster, what happens when you throw spells, brooms, and bubbling cauldrons into the mix?

SC, 5x7, 180pgs, PC     SRP: $12.99

 

 

HATSUNE MIKU BAD END NIGHT GN VOL 01

(W) Hitoshizuku-P x Yama (A/CA) Tsubata Nozaki

An all-new tale of drama beneath the spotlight starring the global sensation Hatsune Miku and her fellow vocaloids! Hatsune Miku: Bad End Night is a new manga series featuring the popular Hatsune Miku, following the popular vocaloid here as an up-and-coming actress. Hatsune Miku is a young woman seeking to become an actress. Although she's finally gotten her chance, everything is thrown upside down when she finds herself hurled into the ôworld of stageö within a strange mansion. There she meets seven mysterious, and potentially dangerous, characters. Although each comes with their own secrets, they almost all have one thing in common - find the stolen script pages, or be trapped in this false world forever! (STL044046) (C: 0-1-0) NOTE: This item may be available through other retail outlets before shipping to comic book specialty shops.   SC, 6x9, 176pgs, PC     SRP: $13.99

 


PLUM CRAZY TALES OF TIGER STRIPED CAT GN VOL 01

(W/A/CA) Hoshino Natsumi

A must-have for cat lovers everywhere, for fans of Chi's Sweet Home. Plum Crazy! Tales of a Tiger-Striped Cat is an adorable new manga series that features the hilarious adventures a clever cat named Plum. Plum, as her family calls her, is a tiger-striped cat that lives with Miss Nakari, a single mother to her teenaged son, Taku. Plum can understand what people say to her, and she can even tell what's in their minds. She also has many friends among the neighborhood cats. All is well in her everyday life, until the day a mischievous kitten named Snowball joins Plum's happy household. Will the naughty little newcomer turn Plum's world completely topsy turvy? Or will Snowball make her life even sweeter?   SC, 5x7, 180pgs, B&W  SRP: $11.99

 

 

WADANOHARA & GREAT BLUE SEA GN VOL 01

(W/A/CA)  Mogeko

The official manga adaptation of the fan-favorite adventure RPG game! The young witch Wadanohara has just returned from a journey across the oceans, searching for a clue to her lost memories. Now that she has come home, along with her familiars Memoca, Dolphi and Fukami, Wadanohara must continue her quest while ensuring the safety of the ocean kingdom she hails from. But a mysterious figure from her past has appeared and demands that she leave her ocean home forever. What dark event transpired in her past and what does it portend for her future? SC, 6x9, 330pgs, B&W $15.99

 

 

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EVIL DEAD 2 DLX TP V-1 BEYOND DEAD BY DAWN 30TH ANN ED APR171959

(W) Frank Hannah (A) Oscar Bazaldua & Various (CA) Edgar Salazar

Celebrate 30 years of Evil Dead 2 with this special Anniversary Edition of Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn! Demonic Hordes! Possessed Parents! Severed Hands! The complete "sequel before the other sequel" collected in one handy Necronomicon-sized package. Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn Volume 1 collects the complete first mini-series, including the super rare 6-page prequel to the sequel before the other sequel. Picking up where the Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell movie left off, Annie and Ash are trapped in Hell, fighting their way through a demon horde to rescue her parents, using only the Ex-Mortis and the Kandarian dagger. Is it enough? Or will they kick Ash?    SC, 7x10, 128pgs, FC     $22.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++TITAN1STUDIOS

 

KNIGHT GUARDIANS OF RELATIVITY TP VOL 01   APR171967

 

(W) Gareth Roberts, Taran Chadha (A) Abel Garcia

Recovering from the ravages of the Fourth Great War, a mysterious band of men and women called the Knight Guardians are dispatched to humanity's remaining six City States to investigate the murder of their revered brother Knight and protect the last remaining Relativity Machine from those seeking to harness the power of temporal travel and achieve immortality. Award winning Harper Collins novelist Gareth R. Roberts teams with Taran Chadha (Bloodsport Gaming), Abel Garcia (Drums), Irma Kniivila (Deadpool) and Aditiya Bidikar (Motor Crush) for the epic launch event to the Relativity Universe! Collects Knight Guardians of Relativity #1-4.   SC, 7x10, 104pgs, FC  SRP: $14.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++TITAN COMICS

 

 

NORMANDY GOLD #1 CVR A DALTON (MR)

(W) Alison Gaylin, Megan Abbot (A) Steve Scott (CA) Fay Dalton

WHEN HER YOUNGER SISTER IS FOUND AT THE CENTER OF A BRUTAL MURDER CASE, TOUGH-AS-NAILS SHERIFF NORMANDY GOLD IS FORCED TO DIVE HEADFIRST INTO THE SEEDY WORLD OF 1970S PROSTITUTION. (STL044795)

MATURE THEMES

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

                   Wow. Deja vue all over again...

 

 

MILLENNIUM GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO #1 CVR A IANNICIELLO

(W) Sylvain Runberg (A) Jose Homs (CA) Claudia SG Iannicello

Facing prison time for slander, discredited journalist Mikel BlomqvistST is hired by a reclusive industrialist to investigate a unresolved family disappearance. Aided by the mysterious computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, the two soon discover a brutal trail of murder, deception and dark secrets.  32pgs, FC $3.99

 

RIVERS OF LONDON DETECTIVE STORIES #1 (OF 4)

(W) Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel (A) Lee Sullivan (CA) Mack Chater

FOUR SELF-CONTAINED MAGICAL CRIMES, AS RECOUNTED BY DETECTIVE PETER GRANT TO HIS SUPERIORS! 32pgs, FC (1 of 4)      SRP: $3.99

 

 

TANK GIRL WORLD WAR TANK GIRL TP   APR172049

(W) Alan Martin (A) Brett Parson

With a few bars of gold left, and Sub Girl's uneasy feeling that she left something behind, Tank Girl hires her scientist friend to reinvent time travel. The Third Reich have no idea what is coming their way!   SC, 7x10, 128pgs, FC      SRP: $16.99

 

 

FLASH GORDON DAN BARRY SUNDAYS HC VOL 01 DEATH PLANET   APR172058

(W/A) Dan Barry

Reprinting of the iconic Flash Gordon series by Dan Barry! Featuring classic strips from the beginning of Dan Barry's run, from 1967 - 1971, including Captured on Pluto, Invasion, The Cosmic Tower and Radiation Giants! HC 7x10, 228pgs, FC  $49.99

 

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

 

SECRET WEAPONS #1

(W) Eric Heisserer (A) Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic (CA) Raul Allen

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival) joins Harvey Award-nominated artist Ra·l All_n (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) for Valiant's next prestige format limited series, starring Livewire and an extraordinary new team of heroes! The government has dispatched Amanda McKee - the technopath codenamed Livewire - to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada's greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birdsà A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glowà To others, these are expensive failures. But, to Livewire, they are secret weaponsàin need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rexo seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into actionàin ways they never could have imaginedà (STL046110)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

RAI CHRONICLE #1 CVR A CRAIN

(W) Rafer Roberts (A) Francis Portela (CA) Clayton Crain

It is the year 4002 A.D.... Rai, the spirit guardian of Earth, has uncovered an ancient tome filled with history's greatest tales and civilizations darkest moments. Charting the dawning days of ancient Mesopotamia, all the way to the rise of New Japan, the history of the Valiant Universe is laid bare in shocking and revelatory detail. From X-O Manowar to Bloodshot to Faith to Divinity... history will reveal untold revelations for Valiant's greatest heroes and antagonists! In the tradition of the original RAI #0, Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (Faith) unleash a celebration of Rai's 25th anniversary with the third of four standalone specials honoring the most famed Valiant stories ever told!    32pgs, FC (1 of 1) SRP: $3.99

 

 

X-O MANOWAR 2017 TP VOL 01 SOLDIER   APR172140

(W) Matt Kindt (A) Tomas Giorello (CA) Lewis LaRosa

WAR IS COMING! Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth... only to find himself stranded in the modern day. But that was a lifetime ago. Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor. But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war! Join master storytellers Matt Kindt (Divinity) and Tomßs Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn) right here for a stunning new beginning for Valiant's most enduring icon. Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1û3 with more than 30 pages of rarely seen artand extras! (STL041784)

SC, 104pgs, FC    SRP: $9.99

"WAR IS COMING"? In a book called X-O-ManoWAR?
Who could have expected that?

 

DIVINITY III HEROES OF THE GLORIOUS STALINVERSE TP   APR172141

(W) Jeff Lemire & Various (A)  CAFU & Various (CA) Stephen Segovia

Not a dream... Not an alternate reality... This is the Valiant Universe of today... The world has gone red and Valiant's leading legends - Bloodshot, X-O Manowar and Shadowman - now stand at the forefront of the global Soviet war machine Meanwhile, the conspiracy-smashing duo of Archer & Armstrong find themselves condemned as enemies of the state and sentenced to life in the deadliest prison known to man. Torn from the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, come four essential tales chronicling the history that has reordered the Valiant Universe as we know it, from acclaimed writers Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn), Joe Harris (Snowfall), Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual), Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and all-star artists Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), CAFU (Rai), Robert Gill (Book of Death), and Francis Portela (Faith). Collecting DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1, DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE

REVOLUTION #1, DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN AND THE BATTLE FOR NEW STALINGRAD #1, and DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1. (STL041783)

SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

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GOLDEN KAMUY GN VOL 01

(W/A/CA) Satoru Noda

In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi "Immortal" Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the post-war gold rush on the wild frontier of Hokkaido. When he stumbles across a map to a fortune in hidden Ainu gold, he sets off on a treacherous quest to find it. But Sugimoto is not the only interested party, and everyone who knows about the gold will kill to possess it! Faced with the harsh conditions of the northern wilderness, ruthless criminals and rogue Japanese soldiers, Sugimoto will need all his skills and luck-and the help of an Ainu girl named Asirpa-to survive.

 

 

AFTER HOURS GN VOL 01

(W/A/CA) Yuhta Nishio

Emi isn't much of a party girl, but she decides to give clubbing a try...and ends up hiding in a corner after her friend ditches her to flirt with a guy! Emi figures the night is a bust, but then an exciting woman comes to her rescue. Kei is a DJ, and her effortless self-confidence captivates Emi. Is this the start of something special or just a wonderful one-nighter?   SC, 5x7, 160pgs, PC  SRP: $9.99

 

 

GRIMGAR OF FANTASY & ASH GN VOL 01

(W) Ao Jyumonji (A/CA) Mutsumi Okuhashi

Finding yourself transported to another world isn't always all fun and games... By the time Haruhiro came to, he found himself in a game-like world filled with terrifying monsters. This world is called Grimgar. Armed with no more strength or ability than your average boy, Haruhiro struggles to survive with his fellow party members as they cobble out a mean existence, receiving mediocre pay in return for risking their lives everyday. What kind of future does this harsh, uncaring world have in store for those who are not destined to succeed, who have no prophecy to guide them, who are not heroes? (STL044137) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and the U.K.   SC, 5x7, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $13.00

 

 

 

 

GRIMM TALES OF TERROR TP VOL 01   APR172243

(W) Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco (A)  Various

Horror returns to comics with Zenescope Entertainment's terrifying Grimm Tales of Terror Anthology! Collected for the first time in paperback! Prepare to experience horror on a whole other level! From the classic literature to modern day urban legends, like Bloody Mary and The Monkey's Paw. This series re-imagines the creepy stories you know and love for a new generation of readers! Keres, the goddess of death, loves to punish those who she deems deserving of her wrath, and many unsuspecting people who cross her path are about to learn a harsh lesson about morality. This 128-page volume collects 5 issues, of one of the best comic book horror titles currently on shelves! SC, 140pgs, FC    SRP: $9.99

"one of the best comic book horror titles currently on shelves!"
Who sez? Tedesco & Brusha? Anybody else?
Hello?

Hello?

 

ROBYN HOOD I LOVE NY TP VOL 01   APR172244

(W) Lou Iovino (A) Sergio Arino,  Riveiro (CA)  Grostieta

A brand new chapter in Robyn Hood's world of action, adventure, and mayhem has arrived. On her own for the first time in years Robyn goes back to what she knows and loves: taking cases that pay peanuts and make her life a living hell! New villains and new adventures await as Zenescope brings you Robyn Hood like you haven't seen her before.

Collects Robyn Hood I Love NY #1 - 12. (STL038348)

SC, 328pgs, FC    SRP: $29.99

 

Don'tcha just love it when they take  384 comic pages (12 issues @32pp ea), shrink 'em down by 92%, and offer to sell 'em to you compressed into one 32 page thing? At least they could throw in a magnifying glass...

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++BOOKS

 

GARFIELD ORIGINAL ART DAILY & SUNDAY ARCHIVES APR172251

(W/A/CA) Jim Davis

Hermes and Paws, Incorporated have come together to treat the world to a compendium of the greatest examples of original artwork from classic Garfield daily and Sunday comic strips in their original size, including rare unpublished strips, that has never been seen before (the Sunday strips will be reproduced in a slightly smaller format due to their huge size). Jim Davis' Garfield: The Original Daily and Sunday Art Archive dives deep into the treasures contained in the vaults of Paws, Inc. See how Garfield has evolved over the years. This historic archival reprint will feature hundreds of pieces of original production art from the comic strip, with an introductory essay from Jim Davis himself. From the very beginning in 1979 to the last non-digital strip in 2011, this purrfect book shows you Garfield like you've never seen him before!    HC, 12x16, 144pgs, PC        $95.00

SC, 8x11, 192pgs, FC    SRP: $29.99