ASTRONOTES #267  CORRESPONDS TO PREVIEWS OCTOBER 2017

 

Hey, hi, howdy, and welcome to Astronotes #267, where things are going TYPICALLY CHAOTICALLY this month! With random holidays, fights, sudden health issues and religious mumbo jumbo getting in the way, it's like tring to fry a steak over a tea candle.
But it's getting done. Last month we added 54 new projects to the order database, this month it's 90!

And speaking of "new projects", our "project" around here is replacing people!
See, back when David, John, Kevin and Kiara joined us, they were all here with the understanding that they'd be leaving either when school finished or when a job opened up in their "real" chosen fields.
Well, that stuff happens to be hitting hard, right now. Kiara left a couple of weeks ago, having found a sweet gig at Ubisoft in computer animation, Kevin departed (again) this past week, John's interviewing, and David's still looking.{He found one since Paul wrote this so he’s going too}

So. If there's something not quite right inside your head, and you'd like to work in a comic shop (part time of course), where working conditions and pay rates might best be described as ...primitive, you might want to give us a try. Best bet is to call Betty, any day between 6PM and 8. She's here a lot more than just that of course, but those hours are pretty much her core, when you're most likely to reach her.

Now back in 1989, when I installed our first computer, I was told we were the only shop in town using one. We might have been "scratching" (if not cutting) edge back in those days, but the programming we developed worked so well that despite shopping, we've never found a more modern system to replace it. So if you're leery of working with some pretty ancient software (99% keystroke, 1% mouse), this place might not be too good a fit for you. Unless you can sell. Sell concepts more than individual books. Sell service and dedication, and yes, flogging the odd book here & there wouldn't hurt either.
Simple handyman skills would be a bonus: Stuff like replacing a light fixture ballast, nailing a couple of boards together, replacing a drive on a computer, easy stuff that's been severely lacking in the years since my stroke.

So give Betty a call- 6PM to 8PM daily- 514-932-1139
Or drop her an e-mail:  books@astrolib.com

 

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY   (MAY 5 2018)

 Groucho Marx once said "Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana."
Well, time has already flown around to the point where we start ordering the coming year's FCBD stuff.
And yes, this year's "FREE" Comic Book Day stuff starts with a very much not free $20 item.
Followed by more definitely not free stuff. We'll just have to wait a month or two to find out about the free comic book part of Free Comic Book Day

FCBD DC BATGIRL & NIGHTWING COMIC VINIMATE 2PK    OCT170011

A fan-favorite dynamic duo - Nightwing and Batgirl - swing into action with this new comic-based DC Vinimates release that's exclusive to Free Comic Book Day 2018! These 4" tall vinyl figures are sculpted in the block-figure style, each striking an iconic pose straight from the comics. This Vinimate 2-pack comes packaged in a full-color box. (STL067596) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa).Vinimate  SRP: $19.99

FCBD MARVEL GALLERY PVC DIORAMA (C: 1-1-2) OCT170012
Information on this Free Comic Book Day 2018 exclusive Marvel Gallery diorama will be revealed on March 3rd. (STL067597) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa).   Vinimate SRP: $45.00
FCBD 2018 POP SAGA BLOODY LYING CAT PX VIN FIG  OCT170013
Inspired by the best-selling, award-winning Image Comics series Saga from Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Lying Cat joins Funko's POP! Vinyl Figure line with this exclusive figure that will be available for Free Comic Book Day! Standing 3 3/4" tall with the stylized design that has proven so popular with consumers, Lying Cat will call you out when you say you don't want him! Window box packaging. NOTE: Available US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, S.Africa, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Ghana, Ruritania, India, Zanzibar and Atlantis.     Figure   SRP: $11.99
FCBD 2018 DICE MASTERS FCBD PROMO STARTER PACKS OOCT170015
The Dice Masters Free Comic Book Day 2018 promotion offers gamers an exclusive starter pack so they can get started with this collectible dice game! Quantities are limited.  SRP $29.99

Okay. That's about enough of that stuff. Let's get rolling into the interesting part: Comic books! TPBs!
STUFF TO READ!
YOWZA YOWZA YOWZA. Lots & lot to look at this month folks!

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++DARK HORSE COMICS

 

001   EMPOWERED & SISTAH SPOOKY`S HIGH SCHOOL HELL #1

(W) Adam Warren (A/CA) Carla Speed McNeil

Empowered's "frenemy" Sistah Spooky was once a schoolgirl who sold her soul for hotness, but was granted even more magic than beauty. Now, both superheroines find themselves trapped in a high-school hellscape by Spooky's Infernal Service Provider-with her blonde ex-classmates plotting ritual murder to claim her magic for themselves!

- First Empowered comic-book series in standard comics format.

- Artist Carla Speed McNeil is the acclaimed creator of Finder and artist of No Mercy, Queen and Country, and many more. Finder won an Eisner Award, Two Ignatz Awards, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. SC, 32pgs, B&W  SRP: $3.99

 

002   JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE FLESH & BLOOD #1

(W) Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden (A) Patric Reynolds (CA) David Palumbo

Occult detective Joe Golem continues to protect New York City from supernatural danger when he investigates a home that has become a hotbed of paranormal activity, but the real danger may be from the person he least suspects.

- First issue in a new arc! SC, 32pgs, B&W      SRP: $3.99

 

003   HELLBOY KRAMPUSNACHT #1

(W) Mike Mignola (A/CA) Adam Hughes

The only thing more exciting than pitting Hellboy against this Satanic spin on Santa is the team-up of Mike Mignola and Hughes. SC, 36pgs, B&W $3.99

 

004   BTVS SEASON 11 TP VOL 02 ONE GIRL IN ALL WORLD   OCT170041

(W) Christos N. Gage (A) Rebekah Isaacs & Various (CA) Steve Morris

Joss Whedon's Buffy and the Scooby team conclude Season 11 as they stand up for all witches and demons to thwart a conspiracy against magic and the supernatural. Their mission is less than simple: manufacture a great escape from the Safe Zone camp and follow the obscure trail of the Big Bad to its end. Extraordinarily, the trail seems to lead higher and higher in the ranks of the US government . . . Collects issues #7-#12.

SC, 7x10, 160pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

005   TROLLHUNTERS SECRET HISTORY OF TROLLKIND TP   OCT170055

(W) Richard A. Hamilton, Marc Guggenheim (A) Timothy Green (CA) Bill Sienkiewicz

From Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation comes a graphic novel with further adventures for teenage Jim Lake, Jr., and the trolls from Netflix's Emmy Award-winning original series, Trollhunters!

The secrets of the trolls and great troll warriors of the past are crucial tools for the new Trollhunter, and the time has come for Jim to appreciate the battles of Kanjigar the Courageous, who through his own struggles, triumphs, and failures lead the trolls after the Battle of Killahead Bridge through unknown territory, across oceans and continents, and past fearsome foes!  With his friends by his side, Jim continues the fight against the Gumm-Gumms and their allies!

 

- Co-written by Netflix Trollhunters series writer and Executive Producer, Mark Guggenheim and How to Train Your Dragon comics writer, Richard Hamilton!

 

- Based on Guillermo del Toro's Emmy Award-winning series! (STL067101) NOTE: Available only in the United States and Canada.

SC, 6x9, 72pgs, FC      SRP: $10.99

 

 

006   GROO PLAY OF THE GODS TP   OCT170056

(W) Sergio Aragones (A) Sergio Aragones & Various (CA) Sergio Aragones

We had the Fray of the Gods. Now we have the Play of the Gods-a tale of lust for gold, lust for power, and lust for cheese dip. As with all things Groo, it's brought to you by the award-winning team of Sergio Aragon’s, ably assisted by the lettering of Stan Sakai and the coloring of Tom Luth.  The Gods themselves watch this story from the above so it must be good enough for you. This handsome paperback volume collects the four issues of the original series so in one package, you get a lot of Groo doing real stupid things and causing mass destruction. Just what you wanted!

- Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creators, and an Eisner Award-winning title!

- An all-ages adventure! (STL067090) (C: 0-1-2)

SC, 7x10, 116pgs, FC    SRP: $17.99

 

007   ZODIAC STARFORCE TP VOL 02 CRIES OF THE FIRE PRINCE   OCT170058

(W) Kevin Panetta (A/CA) Paulina Ganucheau

After defeating a former ZS member and her mean-girl minions the girls thought they'd get a break, but a new big-bad has come out to play and demons are overrunning the town! The UK team's secrets are causing a rift in the Zodiac alliance and divided they may fall! The series Comics Alliance calls “your favorite new magical girl team” returns with even more laughs, crushes, and monsters in their latest adventure! Collects Zodiac Starforce: Cries of Fire Prince #1-4.  SC, 144pp FC  $17.99

 

 

008   GIANTS #1

(W) Carlos Valderrama (A/CA) Miguel Valderrama

A cataclysm of unknown origins unleashed a race of gigantic monsters whose presence has driven humanity underground.

There, two orphans discover that the most dangerous monster is ambition, which unchecked, will grow until it devours you!

An original vision from two powerful new talents!

-The Valderrama Bros. first American work! SC, 32pgs, B&W $3.99

 

 

009   REBELS THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES TP   OCT170066

(W) Brian Wood (A)  Various (CA) Matt Taylor

The War of 1812 and America's first navy come to life in the second volume of Rebels, from DMZ writer Brian Wood.

In 1775, Seth Abbott fought to win his fellow Americans their independence. In 1794, his son, John Abbott, comes of age as their new nation faces multiple new threats: high seas terrorism, fresh aggression from Britain, and intense political division at home. When Congress authorizes building America's first navy - the famous "six frigates" that include the USS Constitution - John Abbott signs up.

Collects issues #1-#8.   SC, 7x10, 200pgs, FC   SRP: $24.99

 

010   BANKSHOT TP   OCT170077

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

A past betrayal has primed Marcus King for revenge-and now that he has been given enhanced abilities, the fuse is lit! From the mountains of Ukraine to a lush tropical island, no place is safe from his vengeance. God help his enemies! Collects the five issue miniseries.

"Bankshot is every bit the success that its swagger would suggest." -Newsarama (STL067110) NOTE: Available only in the United States and Canada.

SC, 7x10, 136pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

011   PLANTS VS ZOMBIES GREATEST SHOW UNEARTHED HC    OCT170086

(W) Paul Tobin (A/CA) Jacob Chabot

Dr. Zomboss erroneously believes that all humans hold a secret desire to run away and join the circus, so he aims to use his newly created "Big Z's Adequately Amazing Flytrap Circus" to lure Neighborville's citizens to their doom! Once plant-friendly neighborhood defenders Nate and Patrice infiltrate his show, though, Ringmaster Zomboss and his hapless zombies are in for a garden-ful of trouble! HC, 6x9, 80pgs, FC      SRP: $9.99

 

 

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

 

012   DAMAGE #1

Tasked as the government's own living, breathing, ticking time bomb, Ethan retains no control when the monster takes over. Cheaper than a nuclear warhead and twice as effective, Ethan fights to rein in the damage he unleashes when the beast inside him springs free for one hour a day. With everyone around him in danger, Ethan struggles to contain the DAMAGE he inflicts on the DC Universe. SRP: $2.99

 

 

013   IMMORTAL MEN #1

“THE END OF FOREVER” part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time-and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years-but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope-an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden's emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men's survival-but will Conquest get to him first?       SRP: $2.99


014   SILENCER #1

CODE OF HONOR part one! She's one of the DC Universe's deadliest assassins-and you've never heard of her. Super-strong, highly trained, armed with devastating and stealthy meta-human abilities, the Silencer is virtually invincible. Or at least she was. After decades as Leviathan's chief assassin, Honor Guest put in her time and managed to get out with her skin intact. Now she lives a normal life with a normal family in a normal house on a normal street. But the past has come back to haunt her in the form of her old employer and a deadly new mission...and Talia Al Ghul won't take no for an answer.  SRP: $2.99

 

015   BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #1 (OF 6)

The team behind the smash-hit crossover series is back to reunite the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-Shell. When Donatello goes looking for a new mentor to help him improve his fighting skills, he opens a doorway to another reality, hoping to summon the Turtles' one-time ally, Batman. But instead, he gets sent to Gotham City and someone else comes through the open portal-Bane! Suddenly, there's a new gang boss in New York and he's out to unite all the other bad guys under him. Can Donnie get back in time and bring Batman with him to help his brothers before Bane causes irreparable destruction?  (1 of 6)  SRP: $3.99

 

016   DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2017 #1   OCT170215

DC Comics' finest talents have assembled to bring you a holiday special like you've never seen before! Join Superman, Wonder Woman and the Flash as they deliver powerful messages of hope like only The Worlds Greatest Super-Heroes can! Plus: Sgt. Rock fights the Nazis on Hanukah, the Teen Titans take on the literal ghost of Christmas past, and Swamp Thing battles that creeping feeling of existential dread! And don't miss Denny O'Neil's return to comics with an all-new Batman story!    SRP: $9.99

 

 

017  SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL TP VOL 02 LITTLE RUNAWAY OCT170347

Shade hits the road in these stories from issues #7-12 of the acclaimed new series from DC's Young Animal! After her high school friends made it clear they didn't want her around, Shade realized she doesn't want to be there anyway. Map in hand, she decides to explore America. First stop: Gotham City. The city's population may have seen its fair share of madness, but never like this. The only thing Shade didn't factor in is that embracing her powers ends up signaling her home planet as to her whereabouts, and Meta police are going to come looking for her stolen coat.   Item   SRP: $16.99

 

018   AQUAMAN TP VOL 04 UNDERWORLD   OCT170357

Enraged by rumors of Arthur's survival in the slums of Atlantis, the ruthless King Rath orders the use of ancient Atlantean techno-magic to track down the Aquaman at all costs! But the ex-king Arthur can't hide for long when his fate collides with that of a mysterious young woman on the run from Rath's own secret police. Her name: Dolphin. Collects AQUAMAN #25-30. (STL067228

Item  SRP: $16.99

 

019   BATMAN BEYOND TP VOL 02 RISE OF THE DEMON   OCT170358

Batman is drawn into a battle against global conquest after a violent visit from his old foe, Curare, pulls him into the fray. A new world power that no one anticipated or recognizes is reengineering large swaths of the planet, and Batman's only chance of success hinges on an old friend joining him in the fight that looms ahead as Terry must face one of Bruce's old teammates. Collects issues #6-12. Item    SRP: $16.99

 

020   HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 04 FRACTURE    OCT170359

A rash decision during a routine hunt for outlaw Sinestro Corps members leads to a confrontation that shakes the foundation of the fragile working relationship between the Green Lanterns and the Sinestro Corps. Can Hal Jordan pull the truth into the light and keep the peace? Collects #22-29. Item      SRP: $19.99

 

021   HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 04 SURPRISE SURPRISE    OCT170360

Harley has faced every challenge even she could possibly imagine, but can she survive... a visit from her parents?! Harley's gang of misfits must be on their best behavior when the Quinzels come to Coney Island. Plus, Harley's entire cast of crazy characters comes together to celebrate the birthday of cyborg senior citizen Sy Borgman... but is there actually a bigger secret behind this gathering? Collects the lead stories from issues #22-27 plus the HARLEY QUINN 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1! Item  SRP: $16.99

 

022   NIGHTWING TP VOL 04 BLOCKBUSTER    OCT170361

One of the classic villains from Nightwing's past shows up in Bludhaven looking to use his brute force to exploit the city's crime syndicates for protection. But it's this rogues intellect that is going to be his real weapon in taking over Nightwing's town. It's up to the former Robin to stand up to this longtime nemesis, and he'll have to use not only physical but also mental strength to take on this deadly and cerebral foe. Collects NIGHTWING #22-28.   Item    SRP: $16.99

 

023   ANARKY THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP   OCT170362

Following the devastating earthquake that rocked Gotham City, Anarky becomes one of thousands of refugees streaming out of the ruined city. On the hunt to find his missing parents, Anarky must confront the possibility that his biological father is none other than the Joker! Collects ANARKY #1-8. Item  SRP: $19.99

 

024   BATMAN SHADOW OF THE BAT TP VOL 03   OCT170364

In these tales from the “Knightfall” epic, Jean-Paul Valley, the former Azrael, has taken over as Batman! As this untested Dark Knight struggles to keep crime in Gotham City under control, battling the Corrosive Man, Lady Clayface, the Ventriloquist, Scarface and others, Bruce Wayne retrains for battle with Lady Shiva! Plus, in a “Zero Hour” crossover, Batman and Robin encounter an Alfred from another Earth!  Collects BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #0 and #24-31 plus  ANNUAL #2.  Item   SRP: $24.99

 

 

025   BLACK LIGHTNING TP VOL 02   OCT170365

Presenting never-before-reprinted adventures of Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning, from the pages of WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #256-260, DC COMICS PRESENTS #16, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #173-174 and DETECTIVE COMICS #490-491 and 494-495!       SRP: $24.99

 

026   CAPTAIN ATOM THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM TP   OCT170367

Captain Atom hasn't been seen or heard from in years-and even if you think you know what happened to him...you're wrong! But you're not alone. To this day, no one on Earth-not even the other superheroes-has an inkling of the missing Captain Atom's true fate. At last, the truth is about to be revealed in a saga that transcends not only the meaning of life and death, but the limits of time and space. Collects issues #1-6. Item      SRP: $16.99


 

027   CHECKMATE BY GREG RUCKA TP VOL 02   OCT170368

Checkmate is on the hunt for the Outsiders! But something is afoul on Oolong Island. Then, Amanda Waller's unauthorized Black Ops game is exposed! What does it mean for the future of Checkmate and of Amanda Waller? Also featuring Mademoiselle Marie and Kobra! Collects CHECKMATE #13-25 and OUTSIDERS #47-49! SC, 160pgs, FC      SRP: $24.99

 

028   INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE COMP COLL TP   OCT170370

The war with the Green Lanterns is over, but it claimed a civilian victim whose death John Constantine will not let go unavenged. Joining forces with Batman, Constantine unites a team of magical beings, superheroes and ordinary humans to finish off Superman. Then, Batman must ask for help against Superman from the one person he would never trust: John Constantine! But will even the might of the dark mage's power be enough against the forces that stand against them? Collects #1-12. m    SRP: $24.99

 

029   GREEN ARROW TP VOL 09 OLD TRICKS   OCT170372

In these stories from GREEN ARROW #73-80, a mysterious archer from Oliver's past has come for his head. With the return of Shado, and the aid of Dinah Lance and Marianne, they will have to scour the Seattle Underground to uncover the truth. And GREEN ARROW: THE WONDER YEARS #1-4 revisits the earliest days of the Emerald Archer's crime-fighting career! (STL067225

Item  SRP: $24.99

 

030   LOBO BY KEITH GIFFEN & ALAN GRANT TP VOL 01   OCT170373

It's the big, bad Lobo book that has something to offend everyone! In these fast-shooting, gut-wrenching tales from the 1990s, Lobo's out for revenge on whoever wrote an unauthorized biography of his life as a gun for hire! Then, the Easter Bunny hires Lobo to kill his biggest rival: Santa Claus! And Lobo signs on to kill the galaxy's greatest criminal, but promptly gets killed. And 200 of the main man's illegitimate offspring team up to knock off dear old dad! Collects LOBO #1-4, LOBO PARAMILITARY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #1, LOBO'S BACK #1-4, LOBO: BLAZING CHAIN OF LOVE #1 and LOBO CONVENTION SPECIAL #1. Item  SRP: $24.99

 

031   SUICIDE SQUAD THE SILVER AGE TP   OCT170374

The original 1960s missions of the Suicide Squad are collected in trade paperback, including stories from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #25-27 and 37-39, plus STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES #110-111, 116-121, 125, 127 and 128. When all other options are exhausted, the U.S. calls in their new team, Task Force X, led by Rick Flag! Whether a scientist is missing, a dangerous serum is in the wrong hands or dinosaurs threaten our fighting forces, the Suicide Squad is ready for action! Item   SRP: $29.99

 

032   SUPERBOY TP BOOK 01   OCT170375

In the aftermath of the “Death of Superman” and the return of the Man of Steel, the new Superboy moves to Hawaii! But as his powers develop, the young clone of Superman must learn to be a hero as he battles villains including Sidearm and Knockout, and faces the effects of the dread clone plague! Collects issues #0-11. (STL067216

Item  SRP: $24.99

 

033   SUPER POWERS BY JACK KIRBY TP   OCT170376

In 1984, legendary writer/artist Jack Kirby returned to DC to illustrate tales of the Justice League of America in the pages of SUPER POWERS. At last, DC collects the first two SUPER POWERS miniseries in a single collection! These tales pit the Justice League of America-Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman and more-against the forces of Darkseid, Lord of Apokolips. These stories are the only time in his long career that Kirby would draw the Justice League, elevating these stories to legendary status. Collects SUPER POWERS Vol. 1 #1-5 and SUPER POWERS Vol. 2 #1-6. Item SRP: $39.99

 

034   SUPERGIRL TP VOL 04   OCT170377

Kryptonian-human relations are strained even further in this new collection featuring issues #34-43 of Supergirl's 2000s series! The turmoil forces Supergirl to make a terrible decision: does she stand with the Kryptonians, the people she's longed to be reunited with, or with the humans, the race she's sworn to protect? Then, Supergirl runs into someone claiming to be Superwoman! But who is she and what brings her to New Krypton? Item    SRP: $19.99

 

035   SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN TP   OCT170380

From legendary writer/artist Neal Adams comes a threat so epic it will take more than one Man of Steel to handle it in this 6-issue miniseries! Superman is facing his worst enemies as terror is taking hold of Apokolips. There's also another planet that has been deemed the New Krypton which is facing some of this evil. Item SRP: $16.99

 

036   VIGILANTE SOUTHLAND TP   OCT170382

Donny was feeling pretty settled in his cushy life. Even though his girlfriend was politically active, he never gave social justice or racial issues any time. So, when Dorrie discovers something she shouldn't have and ends up dead, no one expects Donny to be the guy to carry on her work-but that's exactly what he does, putting on a mask and taking to the streets. He soon finds himself tangled in family history, political conspiracy, and a plot that goes far deeper than he ever imagined.

Written by Gary Phillips, noted writer of the Ivan Monk series of novels, and drawn by Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk), this hard-hitting tale of revenge and redemption takes the Vigilante into a whole new danger zone. This paperback collects the six-issue miniseries, including issues #4-6, which have never been published in print before. SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 

DOOM PATROL TP BOOK 04    OCT170390

Writer Rachel Pollack continues Grant Morrison's legendary run on the DOOM PATROL with stories from issues #64-74 plus DOOM PATROL ANNUAL #2 and a tale from VERTIGO JAM #2. In these stories, the Doom Patrol must pull themselves together yet again as they move into a bizarre new headquarters, gain two new members and try to cope with the preteen menace known as the Wild Girls! $34.99

 

037   HELLBLAZER TP VOL 18 THE GIFT    OCT170391

John Constantine has become a father. Through magic, coercion and deceit, the she-demon, Rosacarnis has birthed three children of the Hellblazer's seed-Adam, Maria and Saul-and has now unleashed them upon the world. But before they can realize their malevolent destiny, the children must first confront and defeat their mortal father, a powerful and cunning mage. Collects HELLBLAZER #202-215.    Item     SRP: $29.99

 

038   SAVAGE THINGS TP    OCT170392

Twenty-five years ago, a secret government organization kidnapped children and trained them to be agents of chaos, designed to foment unrest and execute enemies of the state around the world. When these cold and unfeeling creations proved too difficult to control, the powers that be exterminated their kill squad with extreme prejudice. Too bad it didn't work.

Now a rogue band of the worst monsters the world has ever known is cutting a swath of terror across the United States, threatening not just to disrupt the peace but to expose secrets their handlers never wanted to come to light. The only way to stop them is to call back the only man who ever walked away from them. His code name is Abel, and he's not afraid of getting his hands bloody. Collects SAVAGE THINGS #1-8.   Item      SRP: $19.99

 

 

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

 

039   ASSASSINISTAS #1

(W) Tini Howard (A/CA) Gilbert Hernandez

Dominic Prince and the Semester Abroad, Part 1 of 6. Dominic Price is a college-age kid who just wants to spend the semester making out with his boyfriend, Taylor, in between rounds of TurboLight Fighter and maintaining a solidly passable 3.2 GPA. His mom, Octavia, formerly a badass action-movie-quality bounty hunter, didn't pay his tuition, because she had to get back in the business and spend 40K on black market weapons and body armor. And she's bringing Dominic with her, because the alternative is making lattes for a semester, and he'd rather die. Good thing in mom's line of work, dying is an option.

-  "It's a Kill Bill story in a Venture Brothers world! or better yet:  Fun Home taking place on a backdrop of The Expendables."-Tini Howard, co-creator/writer

-Modern Family. Retro Sass. Highly Trained. To Kick your Ass. -Eisner Hall of Fame Artist Gilbert Hernandez teams up with rising star writer Tini Howard (The Skeptics, Magdelena, Rick and Morty) for a full-octane action & family drama assault!

-  Letter columns, interviews, previews, behind-the-panel-borders secrets & more! MATURE THEMES   32pgs, FC     SRP: $3.99

 

040   30 DAYS OF NIGHT #1 (OF 6) CVR A TEMPLESMITH

(W) Steve Niles (A) Piotr Kowalski (CA) Ben Templesmith

As the sun sets over an isolated Alaskan township-not to rise again for a month-a new evil emerges from the shadows to terrorize the town- But after a series of strange events and horrific killings, the question becomes, what lurks in the shadows? 30 Days of Night is reborn in an all-new reimagining of the series designed to titillate the mind and horrify the senses!

 

-  As Fargo was reinvented for television, see the IDW classic reimagined for the modern era-keeping the frights while keeping you guessing!

-  15 years ago, IDW launched the original terrifying saga- now in 2017, 30 Days is reborn in a horrifically different re-telling!

-  Series creator/writer Steve Niles is joined on interiors by Piotr Kowalski (Sex), and re-joined by creator/original artist Ben Templesmith and original cover artist Ashley Wood on covers!

-  Steve Niles is getting critical acclaim for his book Winnebego Graveyard! 32pgs, FC (1 of 6)   SRP: $3.99

 

 

041   BACK TO THE FUTURE TIME TRAIN #1

(W) Bob Gale, John Barber (A/CA) Megan Levens

It's 1893 and at last, Doc Brown fulfills his promise to Clara as he's completed the project he's been working on: the Time Train! But where in time and space will the Brown family go on their inaugural trip? And what could possibly go wrong if and when they get there? Lots! Join Gale, Barber, and Megan Levens as they kick off the newest Back to the Future series!

 

-  Finally! Find out what happens to Doc, Clara, and the whole family after the end of the third film!

-  Part of IDW's Artist's Edition Cover Month! (STL065591)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

042   SCARLETTS STRIKE FORCE #1 (OF 8)

(W) Aubrey Sitterson (A) Nelson Daniel (CA) Khary Randolph

They've fought back invasions from home and afar-now, they're back on Earth, and ready to take on the wildest, weirdest threats out there! It's Scarlett's G.I. Joe team, the Strike Force, against a brand-new Cobra Commander, a revitalized Cobra, and everyone else trying to conquer Earth- or destroy it! Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe, Street Fighter x G.I. Joe) is joined by superstar artist Nelson Daniel (Clue, Dungeons & Dragons) in The Best Action Comic Ever!

Featuring all-stars of the Hasbro line as M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand and the Transformers join G.I. Joe in the fight against Cobra! 32pgs, FC (1 of 8)     SRP: $3.99

 

 

044   ROM & THE MICRONAUTS #1 (OF 5) CVR A WENTWORTH

(W) Christos Gage (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Richard Wentworth

Baron Karza and D'rge, the Dire Wraith sorcerer, have joined forces to carry forward their equally malignant goals-Karza desires to conquer all of Microspace (again), while the Wraiths seek to awaken their Wraith God and conquer Earth! Now it's up to Rom and the Micronauts to form their own alliance in order to stop the evil domination of two worlds! Christos Gage (Amazing Spider-Man, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Paolo Villanelli (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) team up to bring us this all-new adventure!

An all-new Hasbro team-up event featuring your favorite Solstar Knight and the tiniest heroes around!

- Written and illustrated by writer Christos Gage and artist Paolo Villanelli! 32pgs, FC (1 of 5) SRP: $3.99

 

 

045   TRANSFORMERS VS THE VISIONARIES #1 (OF 5)

(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Fico Ossio

Cybertron has been invaded. The Transformers encounter unwelcome guests at the heart of Cybertron-and they may not have their hosts' best interests at heart. Refugees from another world, the Visionaries' startling magical abilities could make them powerful allies... or dangerous enemies.

 

-  Welcome Eisner-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim and Kim, Quantum Teens are Go, Secret Empire: Brave New World, Edge of the Venomverse) to the IDW family!

-  The Visionaries make their explosive return to comics!

-  Magic vs. metal! (STL065602)

32pgs, FC (1 of 5)      SRP: $3.99


 

046   TRANSFORMERS WRECKERS SAGA TP   OCT170442

(W) Nick Roche, James Roberts (A/CA) Nick Roche

Join the toughest crew of Autobots around on a pair of missions where they'll face seemingly insurmountable odds and things are guaranteed to end badly.

First, the Wreckers and their leader, Springer, are sent to investigate Garrus-9, a prison that fell to the Decepticons three years ago, with no communications in or out since.

Then, Prowl has been kidnapped. Worse for him, it seems like no one really cares, thanks to his history of messing with people's lives. Traitors are revealed, secrets come to light, and it may all be more than even the baddest crew of Autobots can handle.

Collects Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers #1-5, named the #1 Transformers series by IGN, and Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #1-5.  SC, 268pgs, FC  SRP: $29.99

 

047   TRANSFORMERS DRIFT ORIGINS & EMPIRES TP   OCT170443

(W) Shane McCarthy (A) Alex Milne & Various (CA) Livio Ramondelli

Repentant villain Drift roams the galaxy, waging a solitary war on his former allies, delivering swift justice to any Decepticons that cross his path. But with many Autobots refusing to trust him, and many Decepticons sure he's pulling a scheme, walking the straight and narrow path won't be easy, and Drift-previously known as Deadlock-must repeatedly face the consequences of his past mistakes. Collects Transformers Spotlight: Drift, TRF: Drift #1-4, and TRF Drift: Empire of Stone #1-4. SC, 220pgs, FC $24.99

 

 

 

048   MASK ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND V-2 RISE OF VENOM  OCT170445

 

(W) Brandon Easton, David Rodriguez (A) Juan Samu & Various (CA) Marcelo Perez Dalannays

M.A.S.K. is a team of heroes that streaks into the dangerous, unstable landscape of dark wars, high intrigue, and non-stop action where they'll encounter the nearly unstoppable threat of Miles Mayhem and his black ops squadron known as V.E.N.O.M.

THE ORIGIN OF V.E.N.O.M.! As the M.A.S.K. team constructs a new headquarters in Miami, Matt Trakker goes on a solo mission to identify new recruits. Along the way, Trakker crosses paths with Dr. Mindbender, who instructs him on the art of leadership and manipulation. But Trakker quickly uncovers Mindbender's twisted goals and learns the true history of his former teammates who became members of V.E.N.O.M. Collects issues #6-10 and the 2017 Annual. SC, 144pgs, FC      SRP: $19.99

 

 

049   TMNT DIMENSION X TP   OCT170456

(W) Paul Allor & Various (A) Michael Dialynas, Damian Couceiro (CA) Cory Smith

Turtles... IN SPACE! The brothers make an interstellar journey to different planets in Dimension X to save key witnesses in the Trial of Krang from assassination! Weird new characters, places, and events abound! This mini-series introduces an all-new villain, Hakk-R, into the world of the TMNT, directly affecting the events of the main ongoing series in this dimension-altering adventure.   SC, 128pgs, FC  SRP: $17.99


 

050   STAR TREK BOLDLY GO TP VOL 02   OCT170459

(W) Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott (A) Tony Shasteen, Megan Levens (CA) George Caltsoudas

All-new adventures of the new crew in the new timeline! As the Federation and the Romulans convene in the wake of the Borg attack, the precarious peace is threatened by the murder of a key diplomat... and a Starfleet cadet is the prime suspect! Don't miss this all-new adventure, guest-starring Jaylah from STAR TREK BEYOND, and the cast from the hit STARFLEET ACADEMY series! Collects issues #7-12.  SC, 144pgs, FC  SRP: $19.99

 

051   24 LEGACY RULES OF ENGAGEMENT TP   OCT170473   OCT1704734

(W) Christopher Farnsworth (A) Antonio Fuso (CA) Georges Jeanty

The clock has been reset, and this all-new series will explore the past of its new leading character, Eric Carter, who led the elite squad responsible for killing an infamous terrorist leader and was, consequently, forced into hiding. But before he was a national hero and a wanted man, Carter learned the Rules of Engagement in the streets of Iraq and Washington, D.C.

SC, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $17.99

 

052   JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS DARK JUDGES TP   OCT170474

(W) John Wagner, Alan Grant (A) Brian Bolland & Various (CA) Darick Robertson

Classic tales of Judge Dredd and the Dark Judges in all-new color by some of the all-time fan favorite creators! His name is Judge Death, and in his eyes all life is crime! Together with his brothers Fear, Fire, and Mortis, the super-fiend from Deadworld is determined to end all life in Mega-City One once and for all! This compilation features the classic Judge Death tales "Judge Death," "Judge Death Lives," and "Four Dark Judges" from the pages of 2000 AD in all-new colors. SC, 9x10, 124pgs, FC $19.99

 

053   ORPHAN BLACK DEVIATIONS TP   OCT170476

(W) Heli Kennedy (A) Wayne Nichols (CA) Cat Staggs

What if your favorite stories and characters had entirely different experiences? Find out in Deviations, a special comic book event featuring alternate takes on some of your favorite books!

Step into a world where Sarah managed to save Beth from taking her own life! With this single twist of fate, the Clone Club comes together in a completely different manner and the mystery of Project LEDA unfolds in new, exiting ways! See your favorite characters return in a new light! SC, 144pgs, FC   $19.99

 

054   UNCLE SCROOGE TIMELESS TALES HC VOL 04 OCT170513

(W/A) Romano Scarpa & Various (CA) Marco Rota

Wak! It's a treasure-trove of classic and modern Disney epics from prime talents around the world-many of them making their U.S. debut!

Scrooge McDuck combs the world for wealth in a bonus-packed collectors' anthology of IDW's Uncle Scrooge issues #19-24! From Egyptian wastes in "The Third Nile" to the high Himalayas and ancestral Scotland, the McDuck legend marches on-with Magica De Spell and the Beagle Boys in hot pursuit! This amazing hardback also includes more of William Van Horn's Uncle Rumpus and Romano Scarpa's Brigitta MacBridge... right when Scrooge wants to see them the least! (STL062265) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Available in US, NZ, UK, Australia, and Canada. HC, 7x10, 256pgs, FC  $29.99


 

055   STAR WARS ROGUE ONE GN    OCT170517

(w) Alessandro Ferrari (A)  Various (CA) Eric Jones

The Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon, is nearing completion, and the Rebel Alliance may be doomed. Enter Jyn Erso, daughter of the Death Star's reluctant creator, who desperately seeks to save her father from Imperial control. On her quest, she'll join forces with Rebel spy Cassian Andor, reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO, and other supporters of the Rebel cause, only to discover that their goals may differ crucially from her own. It all culminates in a saga-defining showdown on the tropical planet Scarif, with Jyn and her friends attempting to steal the Death Star's plans and keep hope for the Rebellion alive, leading directly into the iconic opening scene of Star Wars: Episode IV. The epic scope of Star Wars meets the signature style of Disney animation to deliver an entirely new experience for fans of the blockbuster film. SC, 7x9, 80pgs, FC      SRP: $9.99

 

056   POPEYE GREAT COMIC BOOK TALES TP   OCT170518

(W/A/CA) Bud Sagendorf

The best Popeye comic book stories collected into one glorious collection! There are three genius incarnations of Popeye-the comic strip by E.C. Segar, the animations by Max Fleischer, and unknown to many, the brilliant 1940s and '50s comic book stories by Bud Sangendorf! Comics historian Craig Yoe collects and beautifully packages the best-of-the-best of Sangendorf's thrilling and roll-on-the-floor laughing tales. See the Sea Hag, Bluto, and, of course, Olive, Wimpy, and Sweepea joining Popeye in these exciting adventures. SC, 9x11, 180pgs, FC   $19.99

 

 

057   WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

(W/A/CA) Ben Templesmith

All is not well in the far north. As the Arctic slowly melts, automation increases, and labor costs go through the roof, CEO Claus is under increasing pressure to answer to his stockholders and his lenders. Rebellion is in the air and only Wormwood can potentially come in to help-and hopefully not bugger it up too much.

You saw him take on the U.S. Government, now it's time for Wormwood to tell if Santa's been nice... or naughty.

-  I saw Wormwood killing Santa Claus! Underneath the mistletoe last night!   More Wormwood already? It's a corpse-mas miracle! 32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

 

058   FOUR WOMEN TP   OCT170530

(W/A/CA) Sam Kieth

A pleasant road trip becomes a harrowing tale of survival as four friends are accosted by a pair of brutal predators. Told mainly in the claustrophobic confines of their vehicle, these four women comfort one another and learn more about each other as their ordeal continues, drawing ever closer to its inevitable conclusion.

 

Donna, with the help of a counselor, tries to work through the ordeal that traumatized her and her friends Marion, Bev, and Cindy, who she has tried to avoid since the incident occurred. A grim, chilling tale rendered in Sam Kieth's unique style brings this dark graphic novel to life. (STL059464)

SC, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $17.99

 

 

 

059   SATELLITE FALLING TP   OCT170538

(W) Steve Horton (A) Stephen Thompson & Various (CA) Stephen Thompson

She's the only human on an alien world... and that's the least of her problems. A sci-fi series filled with grit and wit. She fled a fallen Earth, her lover dead. Now, Lilly makes her way as a cabbie by day and a bounty hunter by night as the sole human on SATELLITE. But when Lilly's past catches up with her, it's going to take her and an unlikely band of weird aliens to set things right. What has she gotten herself into?

ò  Perfect for fans of gritty sci-fi stories: Comics like Brian K. Vaughan's Saga and Jonathan Hickman's The Manhattan Projects. Movies like Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, and Total Recall. Novels like William Gibson's Neuromancer and Richard K. Morgan's Altered Carbon. (STL065628)

SC, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $17.99

Steve Horton, as I recall, has some sort of nasty reputation among retailers. I think it has something to do with the rather relentless way he used to promote his books. And the way it turned out that his indy press work, created by basically unknown (but good) talents didn't sell like X-Men.
Now that was completely unpredictable. If you happen to be a moron. And there's no shortage of those in the retail community.

 

060   ATOMIC ROBO: REAL SCIENCE ADVS TP VOL 02   OCT170541

(W) Brian Clevinger (A) Lo Baker, Wook Jin Clark (CA) Scott Wegener

Atomic Robo gets up to all kinds of sci-fi shenanigans in his travels. Along the way, he meets a variety of side characters that have their own lives with their own rich histories and crazy exploits. Here are those tales. In the aftermath of the financial panic of 1893, Nikola Tesla and the Centurions of Science are all that stand between the rule of law and a shadowy cabal of corrupt industrialists plotting to usurp the federal government of the United States. Featuring: Black Coats, Swamp Men, the vast pneumatic tube network of New York City, and tons of action tying it all together! SC, 144pgs, FC      SRP: $19.99

 

 

061   COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS COMICS FOR ALL #1

(W) Fred Van Lente (A/CA) Ryan Dunlavey

The bestselling, mind-blowing graphic history of our favorite medium continues-with the long birth of the Graphic Novel, spanning from1835 Switzerland to the USA today! How French and Belgian comics broke away from the American tradition-and inspired Heavy Metal and a sci-fi comics revolution! Starring: Will Eisner! Moebius! Gil Kane! Herge! Rodolfe Topffer! All this and a brand-new HER-story of Comics story (and World History of Comics variant cover) too!   32pgs, FC     SRP: $3.99

 

 

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

 

062   RUMBLE #1 CVR A RUBIN & STEWART (MR)

(W) John Arcudi (A/CA) David Rubin, Dave Stewart

"SOUL WITHOUT PITY," Part One

Rathraq is back! But who is he, exactly? Once an ancient warrior god, he was resurrected as a sword-wielding scarecrow. And now, Rathraq has transformed yet again-or has he? JOHN ARCUDI and new artist, superstar DAVID RUBëN, give you the new face of Rathraq and a new direction for the series when the critically acclaimed RUMBLE returns! 32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99


 

063   WITCHBLADE 2017 #1

(W) Caitlin Kittredge (A/CA) Roberta Ingranata, Bryan Valenza

“LIFE AFTER,” Part One

Gunned down and left for dead on a New York rooftop, Alex Underwood's life should have ended there-but instead, at the moment of death, she became host to the Witchblade, a mystical artifact that grants the woman wielding it extraordinary powers. But the power comes with a heavy cost, and Alex finds herself thrust into the center of an unseen battle raging on the snowy streets of NYC. Demons are real and walking among humans, and every one of them is intent on taking out the Witchblade's newest host before she becomes too strong to kill. But the artifact chose Alex for a reason, and she's not going down without a fight.   32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

ELEPHANTMEN #80

(W) Richard Starkings (A) Axel Medellin (CA) Boo Cook

SERIES FINALE

“LAST RITES”

A Death in the Family. The last issue. (STL067278)

MATURE THEMES

SC, 32pgs, FC     SRP: $3.99

 

064   PARADISO #1 CVR A PRAMANIK & KELLY (MR)

(W) Ram V. (A/CA) Dev Pramanik, Dearbhla Kelly

The Midnight Event forever changed the world. Now, centuries later, Jack Kryznan arrives on the outskirts of Paradiso City, haunted by fragments of childhood memories and in possession of a mysterious device-one with the power to change the destiny of this living breathing metropolis, the people who dwell within, and those who strive for and against it. 32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

 

065   SLEEPLESS #1

(W) Sarah Vaughn (A/CA) Leila del Duca, Alissa Sallah

Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia is guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic, but danger is around every corner once the new king is coronated. Writer SARAH VAUGHN (ALEX + ADA, ETERNAL EMPIRE) and artist LEILA DEL DUCA (SHUTTER, AFAR) team up with ALISSA SALLAH and DERON BENNETT for this new fantasy romance. 32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

 

SPAWN HOLIDAY KRAMPUS TALE #1 LS-1

(W) Todd McFarlane & Various (A/CA) Jordan Butler, Todd McFarlane

Celebrate the holiday season-SPAWN STYLE with a SPAWN tale that you've NEVER heard before. Visit the old world and witness the entanglements of Spawn and holiday demon Krampus. 32pgs, FC $2.99

If you take annuals you'll be getting this.

 

066   DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA TP    OCT170626

(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 that's when everything really goes to hell. Collects DIVIDED STATES #1-6 SC, 160pgs, FC  SRP: $16.99

 


067   ELSEWHERE TP VOL 01   OCT170630

(W) Jay Faerber (A/CA) Sumeyye Kesgin, Ron Riley

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99!

COPPERHEAD writer JAY FAERBER teams with rising star SUMEYYE KESGIN to unveil ELSEWHERE: the fantastic story of what really happened to Amelia Earhart. Mysteriously transported to a strange new world filled with flying beasts and alien civilizations, Amelia desperately struggles to return home. Along the way, she forges alliances and makes enemies as she goes from aviator to freedom fighter in a rebellion against a merciless warlord!

SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $9.99

 

068   GENERATION GONE TP VOL 01   OCT170635

(W) Ales Kot, Andre Araujo (A/CA) Andre Araujo, Chris O'Halloran

America, 2020. Three young hackers with nothing to lose. A secretive scientist with a plan. One final job.

 

What happens when you're young, poor, angry, and get superpowers you never asked for? Multiple trips to the sun, weird black goo, a breakup fight inside a nuclear factory, love, hate, anger, loss-and a struggle for survival.

 

The first chapter of the sci-fi action epic by ALEè KOT & ANDRè LIMA ARA”JO.  Collects GENERATION GONE #1-5 SC, 176pgs, FC $17.99

 

 

069   GRRL SCOUTS MAGIC SOCKS TP    OCT170642

(W/A/CA) Jim Mahfood

The GRRL SCOUTS (Gwen, Daphne, and Rita) are back in action and involved in their most bizarre adventure yet! Their mission is to figure out the mystery of the Magic Socks, a powerful new weapon that everyone is trying to get their greedy little hands on. Problem is, Daphne's crazy cousin, Josie, is also after the Socks, and she won't stop at anything until she is able to harness its deadly power! Action-packed, psychedelic, hilarious, destructive insanity ensues.

 

GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS collects the entire pulse-pounding six-issue comic book series from superstar artist JIM MAHFOOD. The book is packed with extra goodies, including a sketchbook section, unreleased art, behind-the-scenes comics, and bonus art from some of today's top creators, including SKOTTIE YOUNG, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, LAUREN YS, ERIC CANETE, ELIZA IVANOVA, and MIKE HUDDLESTON.  Collects #1-6   SC, 176pgs, FC      SRP: $16.99

 

069   HAPPY DLX ED TP OCT170647

(W) Grant Morrison (A) Darick Robertson (CA)  Photo

Meet Nick Sax: a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema, and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas by a tiny blue horse called Happy...Collects HAPPY! #1-4 SC, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

070   KILL THE MINOTAUR TP   OCT170651

(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, who can 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 in all of mythology with this horrific tale of heroism. Collects KILL THE MINOTAUR #1-6 SC, 184pgs, FC      SRP: $19.99

 

071   MOONSTRUCK TP VOL 01   OCT170655

(W) Grace Ellis (A) Shae Beagle, Kate Leth (CA) Shae Beagle

SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99

Werewolf barista Julie and her new girlfriend go on a date to a close-up magic show, but all heck breaks loose when the magician casts a horrible spell on their friend Chet. Now it's up to the team of mythical pals to stop the illicit illusionist before it's too late.  The first chapter of the brand-new, all-ages, magical, coffee-laden adventure from Lumberjanes creator GRACE ELLIS and talented newcomer SHAE BEAGLE.

Collects MOONSTRUCK #1-5 SC, 120pgs, FC   SRP: $9.99

 

MAGE TP BOOK 02 HERO DEFINED VOL 03   OCT170691

(W) Matt Wagner (A) Matt Wagner, Sam Kieth (CA) Matt Wagner

The third of six volumes collecting MATT WAGNER's epic fantasy trilogy.  THE HERO DEFINED was the series that first saw WAGNER join the ranks of Image Comics creators and continues the saga of the reborn Pendragon, Kevin Matchstick. Several years after the events of THE HERO DISCOVERED, Kevin finds himself partnered with a posse of comrades who also embody the powers and personas of ancient heroes. Together they confront and battle a litany of supernatural challenges, all seemingly orchestrated by an unseen malevolence from Kevin's past. 

 

MATT WAGNER's classic epic of comics fantasy has been beloved by both old fans and new readers for decades. MAGE was at the vanguard of the independent comics scene and continues to be an inspiration for many contemporary creators. With the release of the final part of the MAGE trilogy, THE HERO DENIED, this series will be an essential part of any library. SC, 216pgs, FC $19.99

 

POSTAL TP VOL 06 (MR)   OCT170699

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

Isaac Shiffron has found his tool of revenge against Laura and the town that betrayed him: The FBI. Agent Bremble is Isaac's willing tool, seeking to punish both Eden and the corrupt FBI agents that protect it. In order to protect their town, Laura, Mark, Maggie, and Molly have to work together...because Bremble's strike team is headed their way, and the end of Eden is coming with it. Collects POSTAL #21-24 SC, 128pgs, FC      SRP: $16.99

 

 

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

 

 

072   PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #1 (OF 5) LEG

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu

She will return, like a Phoenix from the ashes.

Years ago, Jean Grey died and the X-Men mourned her. Since then, the world has changed, her teammates have lived without her and died without her. And now, when strange events start happening all over the world, those teammates can only come to one conclusion - Jean Grey is back!  40pgs, FC (1 of 5)     $4.99

 

 

MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1 LEG

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Jim Cheung

The Fate of the Four Part 1

THE FOUR ARE NO MORE, SO TWO MUST DO! Something is very wrong with THE HUMAN TORCH and only THE THING can help him! It's the Marvel Universe reunion you've all been waiting for (well, HALF of it, at least!).  Plus: What monumental secret has DOOM been hiding since the end of SECRET WARS, and how will it completely change the lives of Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!  32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

Jeeze- Just xhange that "lives of Johnny Storm and.." to "love of..." and you've got a whole different thing going here.

 

 

GENERATION X #85 LEG

(W) Christina Strain (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) Terry Dodson

OG Gen X Part 1

You've been asking for it! You've been waiting for it! And now it's here-the original Generation X is back! But this is no happy reunion for any of them. Their former teammate Monet is now bonded to her brother, the vampiric mutant called Emplate. Will Jubilee, Chamber, and Husk be able to save Monet? Or is she forever lost to her brother's curse?  32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

073   TALES OF SUSPENSE #100 LEG

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Marco Checchetto

RED LEDGER Part 1 (OF 5)

SPRINGING FROM THE PAGES OF SECRET EMPIRE!

THE BLACK WIDOW is dead-but someone is killing her enemies. With a broken heart and a bloody trail to follow, HAWKEYE is looking for answers. And the only person alive who may have them is Natasha Romanoff's OTHER ex-boyfriend, THE WINTER SOLDIER. Can they trust each other long enough to unravel the web of mysteries that Black Widow left behind?   32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

 

 

074   AMAZING SPIDER-MAN/VENOM VENOM INC ALPHA #1 LEG

(W) Dan Slott, Mike Costa (A/CA) Ryan Stegman

VENOM INC. Part 1

Peter Parker, Eddie Brock and Flash Thompson have one major thing in common - the Venom symbiote changed all of their lives. The inky black alien life-form is doubling down on our heroes - and they're not the only ones about to be put through the ringer. VENOM INC. kicks off here and rolls into AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & VENOM as a familiar face rises to new levels of villainy!

40pgs (1 of 1)    SRP: $4.99

There's a cannibal on the front porch? I guess if Peter, Eddie, and Flash are going to be "put through the ringer", someone must intend feeding them to the UPS guy who's been leaning on the doorbell for the last ten minutes...

 

 

 

075   X-MEN GRAND DESIGN #1 (OF 2)

(W/A/CA) Ed Piskor

From Eisner award-winning creator Ed Piskor (Hip-Hop Family Tree) comes a thrilling new series chronicling all of X-Men history! X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN stitches together the most important moments in mutant history, creating a comprehensive narrative celebrating the X-Men's past, present, and future. The first in a trilogy, GRAND DESIGN returns to Charles Xavier's assembly of Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and Beast! A must for fans looking to brush up on their X-Men lore or as jumping-on point for Marvel's merry mutants.   48pgs, FC (1 of 2)    SRP: $5.99

It's a little odd when someone who's known primarily for alt, indy , or even underground work to show up on a Marvel mainstream title, and Piskor is certainly one of those. Well, maybe Chip Zdarsky can keep Ed company as he shaves the X-Men Family Tree.

 

 

076   STAR WARS LAST JEDI STORMS OF CRAIT #1

(W) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (A) Mike Mayhew (CA) Marco Checchetto

This December, the soon-to-be thrilling Star Wars: The Last Jedi rocks movie screens across the world-and the reverberations are felt all around a galaxy far, far away! First up, learn the secret of the mineral planet Crait! Long before it became a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa led the Rebellion there in search of a new home! From writers Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Star Wars Join the Resistance) and artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire) comes the backstory to this winter's biggest adventure!

40pgs, FC (1 of 1)      SRP: $4.99

              40 pages covering the whole adventure is big?

 

 

Here ya go: A whole bunch of "new" True Believer $1... reprints. Marvel's looking like it wants to catch up to Image with this stuff...

 

TRUE BELIEVERS PHOENIX FEATURING CYCLOPS & MARVEL GIRL  OCT170980

      Reprinting X-MEN (1963) #48   32pgs SRP: $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS ENTER THE PHOENIX  OCT170981

      Reprinting X-MEN (1963) #101   32pgs      SRP: $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS PHOENIX RETURNS  OCT170982

      Reprinting Fantastic Four (1961) #286   40pgs   SRP: $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS PHOENIX CLASSIC  OCT170983

      Reprinting material from CLASSIC X-MEN #13 & #1832pgs SRP: $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS PHOENIX BIZARRE ADVENTURES  OCT170984

      First time in color! Reprinting BIZARRE ADVENTURES #2732pgs SRP: $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS PHOENIX VS SABRETOOTH  OCT170985

      Reprinting X-MEN (1991) #28   32pgs SRP: $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS PHOENIX WEDDING  OCT170986

      Reprinting X-MEN (1991) #30   32pgs SRP: $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS PHOENIX WHAT IF  OCT170987

      Reprinting What If? (1977) #27   40pgs    SRP: $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS DEATH OF PHOENIX  OCT170988

      Reprinting NEW X-MEN (2001) #150   40pgs  SRP: $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS PHOENIX ORIGINS  OCT170989

      Reprinting X-MEN ORIGINS: JEAN GREY #1   40pgs  SRP: $1.00

 

OCT170990  MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 18

(W/A)  Various (CA) George Perez

Avengers Mansion is running out of room, so the old order changeth! Government agent Henry Peter Gyrich is kicking out all but seven Avengers. Despite their protests, the team won't have time to argue - because a mysterious man from Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch's past has emerged, kicking off an adventure that leads the Avengers to Wundagore Mountain and reveals the answer to one of Marvel's oldest mysteries!  But first, the Absorbing Man shows up for a good old fashioned knuckle-crunching battle! Also featuring a trip to the Inhumans' Great Refuge, an all-new Doctor Spectrum in a story illustrated by George Perez, solo Beast and Falcon adventures and the massive mountain-menace Monolith! Brought to you by Avengers greats David Michelinie and John Byrne! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #178-188 and ANNUAL #8-9, MARVEL PREMIERE #49 and material from MARVEL TALES (1966) #100.

HC, 296pgs, FC    SRP: $75.00

 

 

077   MARVELS BLACK PANTHER PRELUDE TP   OCT170997

(W/A)  Various

Wakanda. The most technologically advanced nation in the world - and protected by the mighty Black Panther! Now, learn how T'Challa became the legendary hero of his homeland in an all-new tale set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! See how the mantle was passed to the future king at a time when super heroes were just emerging in the larger world. But can the new monarch defeat the merciless mercenary Zanda? Plus: Classic Panther tales by all-time great creators! Ferocious villain Erik Killmonger fuels the Panther's rage! Familiar friends and foes play their part including Everett K. Ross, the deadly Dora Milaje and T'Challa's archfoe, Klaw! And the future of Wakanda is here as a revolution begins! Collects BLACK PANTHER PRELUDE #1-2, JUNGLE ACTION (1972) #6-7, BLACK PANTHER (2005) #2, BLACK PANTHER (2016) #1 and material from BLACK PANTHER (1998) #19.  SC, 136pgs, FC $15.99

 

BLACK PANTHER BY HUDLIN TP VOL 02 COMPLETE COLLECTION   OCT170998

(W) Reginald Hudlin (A) Scot Eaton & Various (CA) Billy Tan

From CIVIL WAR to the Fantastic Four! King T'Challa and Queen Ororo are about to embark on a diplomatic tour around the globe - and beyond! Stops include Latveria (hello, Doctor Doom), the Moon (meet the Inhumans), Atlantis (hey, it's Namor) and a United States locked in conflict over the Superhuman Registration Act (enter, Iron Man)! But Storm and the Panther won't stay on the sidelines of the Civil War for long. And in the aftermath, the royal couple will find a new home in the Baxter Building as half of a new Fantastic Four! Together with the Thing and the Human Torch, they'll battle familiar zombies and gangster Skrulls, and face big trouble in a very little land: Sub-Atomica, home of the Psycho-Man!   SC, 424pgs, FC  SRP: $39.99

 

078   BLACK PANTHER MAN WITHOUT FEAR COMPLETE COLLECTION TP   OCT170999

(W) David Liss (A) Francesco Francavilla & Various (CA) Simone Bianchi

In the wake of SHADOWLAND, Hell's Kitchen has a new protector: the Black Panther! He has no kingdom, no Vibranium and no high-tech safety net - just bloody knuckles and the will to prove himself in a foreign land. T'Challa will create a new life, a new identity and become a new kind of hero. But with Daredevil gone, the bad guys are coming out to play, and a deadly nemesis - Vlad the Impaler - plots his bloody rise to power. Soon, the new Man Without Fear will face FEAR ITSELF! And when a killer starts targeting people T'Challa has saved, the Panther must go on the prowl to show exactly why he is the most dangerous man alive! Collects PANTHER: MAN WITHOUT FEAR #513-523, BLACK PANTHER: MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE #523.1 and #524-529.SC, 416pgs, FC $34.99

 

 

BLACK PANTHER PANTHERS QUEST TP   OCT171000

(W) Don McGregor (A) Gene Colan (CA) Bill Reinhold

A Black Panther epic by one of his signature writers, Don McGregor, and artistic legend Gene Colan! He is T'Challa: strong, sleek, resilient - prowling the night with panther-like grace! And this is his quest: a stealth mission in South Africa, following rumors that the mother he never knew may still be alive! The Panther will take on soldiers and social injustice in a harrowing tale filled with tragedy and hard-hitting action. He'll face bloody, brutal combat as he closes in on his prey as only the Black Panther can - with supreme strength of will. Discover a hidden gem in a Panther saga that unfolded across 25 chapters - collected here for the first time, material from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #13-37.SC, 240pgs, FC  $29.99

 

 

079   VENOMVERSE TP   OCT171003

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Iban Coello (CA) Nick Bradshaw

Everyone's favorite symbiote goes from bad to Venomverse! During a routine battle with Jack O'Lantern, Eddie Brock is transported to a far-off world where he learns a terrible truth: A deadly species called the Poisons have emerged, and they're hunting Venoms! Trapped on the planet's surface with a ragtag band of symbiotically enhanced heroes, Eddie has no choice but to mount a counteroffensive and hope to find a way home! But the Poisons' campaign is relentless, and Spider-Man is the first to fall! Deadpool has an idea how to stop them, and it's so crazy it just might work! But when Venom thinks up his own long-shot plan, it'll either be a miracle - or an absolute bloodbath! Speaking of bloodbaths, did anyone ask for Carnage? It's Venomized heroes against Poisoned heroes in a battle for symbiotic survival! Collecting VENOMVERSE #1-5.   SC, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

 

080   ICEMAN TP VOL 01 THAWING OUT   OCT171004

(W) Sina Grace (A) Alessandro Vitti & Various (CA) Kevin Wada

Bobby Drake has been in the super-hero game longer than most - but what is he known for besides a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships? The time is now or never for Bobby to build a life and legacy he can be proud of - and become the best Iceman he can be! But whether seeking ex-girlfriend Kitty Pryde's advice on meeting guys or delivering his latest news to his parents, it won't be easy - and that's before a gang of revenge-seeking Purifiers comes calling! Still learning to be comfortable in his own skin, Bobby will meet someone who's perhaps too comfortable in his: the Son of Wolverine himself, Daken! But when the moment of truth arrives, which is worse for Iceman: facing his parents - or the Juggernaut? Collecting ICEMAN (2017) #1-5.   SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 04 SERIOUS BUSINESS   OCT171005

(W) Joshua Corin, Elliott Kalan (A) Will Robson, Todd Nauck (CA) Will Robson

Nobody does slapstick like Spidey and Deadpool do slapstick! Except, maybe-Slapstick? But the walking cartoon has terrible comic timing, showing up exactly when the Merc with a Mouth and the webbed wonder have declared: no more jokes! But what could have driven them to take the funny out of their funny book? And with Slapstick's animated antics to deal with, can the wall-crawler possibly keep his promise to take super-heroing more seriously? Then, when the villainous Arcade decides to build a new, deadlier Murderworld in Madripoor, he invites (by which we mean kidnaps) Spider-Man to be its first guest! Collecting SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #19-22 and bonus material!

Rated T+ (STL065980)

SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 02 BAND OF SISTERS   OCT171006

(W) Margaret Stohl (A) Michele Bandini & Various (CA) Elizabeth Torque

As SECRET EMPIRE begins, Captain Marvel faces the Chitauri! The savage alien fleet has nearly reached Earth space, and it's up to Carol Danvers to stop it. But taking on an entire armada is a tall order even for our mighty hero and the crew of the Alpha Flight Space Station. Can Carol find a way to inspire her ranks - including her battalion of young cadets - to rise to the challenge? As Alpha Flight puts its plan into action, an enemy from Carol's past rears its head, threatening to ruin everything! Stretched thin battling a horde of Chitauri, keeping Alpha Flight afloat and fighting off a raging monster inside her, will Captain Marvel ever get a little time to unwind? Not when Earth's fate rests in the hands of a few cadets. Collecting MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #5-9.   SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

THANOS TP VOL 02 GOD QUARRY   OCT171007

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) German Peralta (CA) Mike Deodato

See Thanos as you've never seen him before: powerless and alone! He is willing to do anything to survive, even if that means accepting help from the unlikeliest of places! And when a threat emerges that's even worse than the Mad Titan himself, every last one of our lives will depend on the weakened Thanos' drive to survive! And then there's the small matter of the God Quarry. None who enter have ever returned - and now, it's Thanos' turn to explore its depths. But that's nothing compared to what's coming: Earth's Mightiest Hero! Leader of the Avengers! Champion of all that is good! Thanos?! But can the cosmos survive when Thanos and his son, Thane, come face-to-face in their violent climactic battle? Collects THANOS #7-12.SC, 136pgs, FC SRP: $17.99

 

 

081   IMMORTAL IRON FISTS TP   OCT171008

(W) Kaare Andrews (A) Afu Chan, Afu Chan

FIRST TIME IN PRINT!

There's a new Iron Fist in town: the young kung fu monk Pei! And Danny Rand is ready to teach her everything she needs to know about harnessing her chi and being a hero. But can he teach the young native of K'un-Lun how to fit in at a New York City public school? And what about all the mysterious monsters that keep trying to destroy the Big Apple? Trouble is coming, but thank goodness this city is big enough for both Iron Fists - it's gonna need them! Get ready for an action-packed tale with twice the Iron Fists - crushing demons.   SC, 136pgs, FC      SRP: $14.99

 

SHE-HULK TP VOL 02 LET THEM EAT CAKE   OCT171009

(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Georges Duarte & Various (CA) John Tyler Christopher

Jennifer Walters is only just getting used to her hulking new alter ego when an internet-famous cooking-show host transforms into a hideous monster - on camera! Now, Jen must come to terms with her own savage side in time to help. Can she find an antidote to the transformation before the drug that caused it hits the streets - and its horrific effects start to spread? Maybe with a little help from Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! Faced with a wave of monsters, Jen can't help but be pulled into the craziness as a force for good. Is She-Hulk back? Or is the Hulk a new breed of hero? And what will the answers mean for Jennifer Walters? Collects HULK (2016) #7-11.  SC, 112pgs, FC    $15.99

I've come across several "revisionist history" references to Marie Antoinette's infamous "Let them eat cake": Current thinking has it that she thought there was some sort of protest going on with the bakers' guild, that they were refusing to bake bread, and bread only. She actually didn't know that "the peasants have no bread" actually meant they were starving for want of food. She thought there was plenty of other food (like cake) to go around. So while a Cheese baconburger on a May West might sound a little gross, at least it was available. Let 'em eat cake. Well the revolutionary committee took care of her lack of awareness pretty quick. you might even say they taught her a lesson chop-chop.

 


DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 05   OCT171010

(W) Dennis Hopeless, John Barber (A) Niko Henrichon, Kevin Nowlan (CA) Chris Bachalo

The Sorcerer Supreme suffers SECRET EMPIRE! New York City is under attack by dark forces, and only Doctor Strange can save it - but it's a long shot. And to have any hope at all, Strange and Spider-Woman must strike an uneasy alliance with Wilson Fisk, A.K.A. the Kingpin of Crime. Together, they'll take the fight to Baron Mordo! But even if they win, are they ready for the Hydra-occupied America waiting outside Manhattan? Plus: A mysterious foe barely defeated in the past returns to haunt a much weaker Strange in the present! An evil like you've never seen - could this be the last house call for Strange and Zelma? Collects DR.STRANGE (2015) #21-26. SC, 144pgs, FC  SRP: $17.99

 

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR TP VOL 04 GIRL-MOON   OCT171011

(W) Brandon Montclare (A/CA) Natacha Bustos

Journey to the Living Planet! It's Lunella Lafayette's biggest adventure yet as a voice from the cosmos beckons her and Devil Dinosaur on a truly fantastic voyage - an Ego trip, if you will! Are you ready for Moon Girl to meet-Girl-Moon? Lunella isn't just smart, she's the smartest person on Earth - but what good is that when the problems she faces are intergalactic? And if our incredible adventurers make it back to Earth, they might find things a little different than they remember. What happened to Yancy Street? And who are Devil Girl and Moon Dinosaur?! And when the duo is thrown through time, the era they arrive in could give Devil the hardest choice of all - and leave Moon Girl scouring the Marvel Universe for a new partner! Collecting MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #19-24.   SC, 136pgs, FC   SRP: $17.99

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++AARDVARK VANAHEIM

 

082   VARK KNIGHT RETURNS #1

(W) Dave Sim, Sandeep Atwal (A) Dave Sim, Gustave Dore (CA) Frank Miller & Various

Batvark Invictus; three-part (sorry!) Batvark's Wedding Vows; Batvark tweets Johnny Depp; also reprints online strips from September 2016:  Cerebus goes to see Suicide Squad; King Solomon, rap artist; Cerebus the Party Hat; Xavier Cugat and conga-line snakes; Siamese Twin Girl-Boy and The Aardvarkian League of Justice;  building the Poet Laureate Pyramid & The Granite-Slab Freestyle Slalom; "Ode to Beatrice's JLo Heinie"; Snake Comics; Aardvark-Vanaheim Civil War: Cerebus vs. The Renegade Super-Poets and more! (STL065469)

24pgs, B&W  SRP: $4.00

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ABSTRACT STUDIOS

 

TERRY MOORE 25TH ANNIV SKETCHBOOK 8800 DAYS BLONDES BRUNETTE   OCT171030

(W/A/CA) Terry Moore

Collecting the very best of Terry Moore's pinups, sketches, commissioned artwork and character designs from 25 years in the comic book industry. From the earliest concept art for Strangers In Paradise to the latest commissions for Motor Girl, this is a behind-the-stories collection of Terry Moore's beautiful women and outrageous characters as fans have never seen them. Featuring hundreds of drawings and an introduction by the artist. (STL065670)

SC, 7x10, 216pgs, B&W   SRP: $16.99


MOTOR GIRL TP VOL 02 NO MAN LEFT BEHIND   OCT171032

(W/A/CA) Terry Moore

Samantha has a lot to fight for: Her junkyard is under invasion from shape-shifting aliens and Mr. Walden, a government contractor determined to catch them. Meanwhile, Libby is pressuring Sam to have a lifesaving operation that could be the end of Mike, Sam's invisible friend. The choices aren't simple for a courageous woman determined to protect the helpless and leave no man behind! Destined to become a classic, this trade paperback collects the final five issues of Terry Moore's critically acclaimed series about courage and loyalty! (STL065669)

SC, 7x10, 104pgs, B&W   SRP: $15.99

 

I just passed something that reminded me of what an annoyance Arabs can be: They taught us their number system, and as a result, when the Yanks feel like whining, they have to say NINE ONE ONE instead of the much simpler (and faster) IXXI.

 

 

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

 

JUPITER JET #1

(W) Jason Inman, Ashley Robinson (A/CA) Ben Matsuya

Series Launch! Sixteen-year-old Jacqueline "Jacky" Johnson rides the sky on an experimental jetpack and she does what any other teenage girl would do - steal from the rich and give to the poor! But, when she steals a mysterious object from the wrong people, can she survive the robots and ray guns they send after her? 32pgs, FC     SRP: $3.99

 

CONSULTANT #1 (OF 4) (MR)

(W) Jason Sterr (A) David Maine (CA) Simon Fraser

Marcus Greenberg has a very particular set of skills, as a former Navy S.E.A.L., he does the dirty work of our nation's superheroes, keeping his clients out of the papers and off of death row. With the help of his assistant Russell, a reformed shape-shifting supervillain, Greenberg is the go-to-guy for making super-sins disappear. He is The Consultant. (STL065482)

MATURE THEMES

32pgs, FC (1 of 4)      SRP: $3.99

 

 

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

 

BABYTEETH TP VOL 01   OCT171087

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

 Collecting all five issues of the first story arc from the hit AfterShock series, babyteeth!

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 Donny Cates, writer of Buzzkill, Paybacks, Rednecks and the break-out hit God Country, comes a pulse-pounding series with art from THE REVISIONIST's Garry Brown! SC, 7x10, 152pgs, FC $14.99

 


 

083   MONSTRO MECHANICA #1

(W) Paul Allor (A/CA) Chris Evenhuis

A new series starring Leonardo da Vinci, his female apprentice and their wooden robot!

 

At the height of the Renaissance, warring factions vie for control of Leonardo da Vinci's destructive arsenal. The only thing standing in their way is Leonardo's young apprentice and her nine-foot tall mechanical bodyguard. Together, they navigate a world of wicked men and war machines, determined to save Leonardo from the world-and the world from Leonardo. From creators Paul Allor (TMNT) and Chris Evenhuis (Wynonna Earp) comes this swashbuckling adventure story about war, identity and the birth of the modern world! SC, 32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

 

BACKWAYS #1

(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Eleonora Carlini

There is a hidden nation. A nation of magic and madness, one that exists in all the forgotten spaces. Your basement, your attic, the haunted house down the street, anyone of those might be a part of the Backways. Anna Merrick lost someone in the Backways, and she'll stop at NOTHING to get them back. Even if it means unleashing something unimaginable.

From Justin Jordan (STRAYER, Green Lantern: New Guardians) and Eleonora Carlini (Batgirl, Doctor Who) comes the BRAND NEW series of magic, mystery and mayhem that is sure to appeal to fans of Harry Potter & The Chronicles of Narnia! SC, 32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS

 

HILLBILLY TP VOL 02   OCT171103

(W/A/CA) Eric Powell

The second volume in Eisner Award winner Eric Powell's Appalachian fantasy epic collecting issues #5-8. Rondel, with the Devil's Cleaver, wanders the hills as the witchy and monstrous descend upon him. SC, 7x10, 132pgs, FC      SRP: $17.99

 

 

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

 

SCRIMSHAW TP VOL 01   OCT171108

(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 crew of the Runaway Horse have been branded pirates, cutthroats, mercenaries, and the good guys. Collects issues #1-2 and contains exclusive never-before-seen material.    SC   SRP: $14.95

 

 

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

 

084   CASPER AND WENDY #1

(W) Jenni Gregory (A) S.A. Check (CA) Bill Galvan

Everyone's favorite friendly ghost revisits one of the original Harvey team ups in "Casper And"!    Each comic will feature a new Harvey pal as they find all kinds of hysterical mischief they can get into at Casper's side. This issue features fantastic tales of teamwork between Casper and Wendy the Good Little Witch.  What hijinks can these two best of friends get up to?  Find out here in a comic book series that is true to the original Harvey look and feel.  Go back to your childhood and share modern tales with new generations of Casper fans!  32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

 

METEOR SWARM #1 BONK MAIN CVR

(W) Patrick Shand (A/CA) Rich Bonk

While NASA warns of the potentially devastating consequences of a meteor storm closing in on the planet, it's the horrors that hide inside the falling debris that present the real danger. An unstoppable horde of terrifying space hornets has descended upon Earth and they are going to eat their way through every living thing in their path. This is big screen drive-in grindhouse at its best! Devastating meteor impacts, diabolical alien hordes, and only one person with a chance to end the terror before Earth becomes a hive of swarming death! Meteor Swarm comes with three covers - Main and Parody by series artist Richard Bonk, and a special Infestation Retailer Incentive Cover! (STL066980)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

EQUILIBRIUM GUN KATA CASE BOOK BONK MAIN CVR

(W) Tory Mell (A) Clint Hilinski (CA) Rich Bonk

Return to Libria and the dystopian world of Equilibrium!  Emotions and artistic expression is banned.  And Sense Offenders are the biggest threat to the peace the city faces.  To stop these terrorists, the Grammaton Clerics are trained in the lethal martial art of gun kata, which allow them to dispatch of the underground rebels with brutal finality.  This one shot examines the black and white world of Equilibrium and drops you in the middle of a non-stop firefight for control! 32pgs, FC $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ARCANA STUDIO

 

ZIPPER COSMIC JUNGLE #1

From the mind of the iconic Gene Simmons! Return to the world of Zipper - an alien trapped on Earth fights his way home to Etheria. In his absence, he has become a symbol of hope for a group of freedom fighters, fleeing the global Collective. Is Zipper ready to play savior to these dissidents against the tyrannical Old Ones and threats from outside their very universe? His life depends on it. 28pgs, FC     SRP: $2.95

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ARCHIE PUBLICATIONS

 

085   MIGHTY CRUSADERS #1 CVR A SHANNON

(W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Kelsey Shannon

New Ongoing Series! "Back in the Saddle." The mightiest team of superheroes are back! A throw-down with a prehistoric terror in the heart of Washington D.C. sets the stage for the dramatic return of a wayward hero! Meanwhile, half a world away, a plan begins to awaken an ancient evil! 32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99


 

HANGMAN GN VOL 01   OCT171169

(W) Frank Tieri (A) Felix Ruix (CA) Mike Huddleston

They say the Hangman is nothing more than an urban legend. But those who encounter him know different. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine, Batman) and artist Felix Ruiz (Wolverine Max, Halo) for an ongoing tale of horror, the supernatural and violence... and learn why some men may never be redeemed. Collects Hangman issues #1-4.    7x10, 144pgs, FC     SRP: $14.99

 

 

LIFE WITH KEVIN TP VOL 01   OCT171177

(W) Dan Parent (A) J. Bone, Jack Morelli (CA) Dan Parent

Life With Kevin is a coming-of-age story that is both heartfelt and funny. Readers are introduced to an older, wiser and worldly Kevin Keller as he explores the life in NYC with his BFF Veronica. Written and drawn by Dan Parent, with inks from J. Bone. Collects the entire 5-issue run.  SC, 6x9, 136pgs, FC $14.99

 

 

ARCHIE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR #1

(W/A/CA)  Various

Get ready for a Christmas spectacular featuring some of Archie's most festively fun stories! 7x10, 24pgs, FC  SRP: $2.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++AVATAR/BOUNDLESS COMICS

 

BELLADONNA FIRE FURY #1

(W) Patrick Shand (A/CA) Nahuel Lopez

The Redhead Raider is back in a huge new Viking epic as Belladonna unleashes Fire & Fury!  Pat Shand writes a new mythic saga as Belladonna and her shield maiden's quest for riches take them to the lush lands guarded by three elemental forces known as the Furies!  Series artist Nahuel Lopez draws his most luscious women and vicious battles ever!  48pgs, FC      SRP: $5.99

 

 

 

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

 

SIMPSONS COMICS GAME ON GN   OCT171234

(W) Matt Groening

The Simpsons have come to play, and they are breaking all the rules! First, when Mayor Quimby rescinds the order for Daylight Saving Time in Springfield, a loophole in the city charter causes a time zone free-for-all! Then Homer recalls his Happy Days when he had to choose between his high school sweetheart and a lovely young debutante, who also happens to be Mr. Burns' niece. Also, after Marge takes pity on him, Ned Flanders moves in with the Simpsons, and his goody good-diddly-ness, makes everyone except Homer as pleased as punch! (except for Homer)! Get your "Game On!" with the Simpsons!   SC, 7x10, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 


 

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

 

086   JUDAS #1 (OF 4)

(W) Jeff Loveness (A/CA) Jakub Rebelka

Emmy and WGA Award-nominated writer Jeff Loveness (Marvel's Nova) presents an exploration of the classical biblical character, perfect for fans of Preacher and The Goddamned.

Judas Iscariot journeys through life and death, grappling with his place in "The Greatest Story Ever Told," and how much of his part was preordained. In a religion built on redemption and forgiveness, one man had to sacrifice himself for everyone-and it wasn't Jesus.    32pgs, FC (1 of 4)   SRP: $3.99

 

 

087   KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE #1

(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Dan Mora

Eisner Award-winning creator Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman) and Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers) reunite for a brand-new Klaus Special!

An evil Santa from an alternate dimension has founded an evil soda corporation that uses Christmas and Santa as a marketing tactic to build their fortunes.

Only Klaus can defeat the Pola Cola Corp and the zombie-like Santas that are in the evil Santa's thrall.

"It's the beautiful art and the unusual blend of grim medieval setting and whimsical fairy tale elements that truly distinguish this tale." - IGN 48pgs, FC   SRP: $7.99

 

 

JIM HENSON FAIRIES #1 (OF 4)

(W/A/CA) Matt Smith

The critically acclaimed Jim Henson's The Storyteller celebrates four mythic tales of fairies inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson's beloved television series.

In this first issue, rising newcomer Matt Smith (Lake of Fire, Barbarian Lord) reimagines the "The Elf Queen and the Shepherd," a tale of elven fairies in Iceland. 

When a Fairy Princess is cursed to the human realm and cursed to bring death with her, Grettir the Strong must discover the source of the trouble and break her curse.

Upcoming issues will include stories by Benjamin Schipper, Tyler Jenkins, and Celia Lowenthal.    32pgs, FC (1 of 4)      SRP: $3.99

 

 

ROCKOS MODERN LIFE #1

(W) Ryan Ferrier, KC Green (A) Ian McGinty (CA) Jorge Monlongo

Ryan Ferrier (Regular Show) and Ian McGinty (Adventure Time) continue BOOM! Studios' partnership with Nickelodeon with all-new stories about everyone's favorite wallaby!

When Rocko faces unemployment, a terrible living situation, and increasingly slim job prospects, he is forced to find out just how far he is willing to go to get a job.

Features a backup story by KC Green where Ed Bighead finds himself in the dentist chair of Dr. Hutchison! 32pgs, FC $3.99

 


 

BODIE TROLL ORIGINAL GN OCT171250

(W/A/CA) Jay P. Fosgitt

Written and illustrated by Jay Fosgitt (Rocket Raccoon & Groot), Bodie Troll is a rollicking fantasy adventure celebrating the importance of stalwart friendships and being true to oneself.

Bodie Troll wants to be a fearsome creature, but in truth he's downright adorable. Alongside his Fairy Godmother and his best friend Cholly, Bodie is up for any challenge, from protecting the village from spellbound beasts to performing shape-changing theater. If he's lucky, he just might scare someone along the way.

A massive original graphic novel, including all previously published Bodie Troll stories.   6x9, 272pgs, FC      SRP: $14.99

Is it appropriate to call something an "original graphic novel" when it appears to be largely composed of reprinted material?
many comics publishers lying weasels when they hype their output? Most folks don't bother extolling the wonders of their output, they just flush it.

 

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND TP VOL 03 OCT171264

(W) James Asmus (A) Carlos Magno (CA) Nick Robles

When a coup is formed to take Ewata from power and show the Tagu and Atu people the dangers of the Kong, Skull Island is thrown into chaos. From James Asmus (All-New Inhumans) and Carlos Magno (Kong on the Planet of the Apes) comes the conclusion to the origin of Kong. Collects issues #9-12. SC, 112pgs, FC  $16.99

 

 

VICTOR LAVALLE DESTROYER TP OCT171272

(W) Victor Lavalle (A) Dietrich Smith (CA) Micaela Dawn

From award-winning novelist Victor LaValle (The Changeling) and illustrator Dietrich Smith (Shaft: Imitation of Life) comes an intense, unflinching story exploring the legacies of love, loss, and vengeance placed firmly in the tense atmosphere and current events of the modern-day United States.

When the last descendant of the Frankenstein family loses her only son to a police shooting, she turns to science for her own justice- putting her on a crash course with her family's original monster and his quest to eliminate humanity.

Collects the complete limited series.

"Victor LaValle is more than a writer. He speaks the language found behind words, and delivers readers into complex and textured worlds worth visiting again and again." - Clive Barker

      "An enthralling, masterful exercise in craft that dips a toe into science fiction, horror and action works." ~CBR

160pgs, FC  SRP: $19.99

 

BACKSTAGERS TP VOL 02 OCT171289

(W) James TynionIV (A) Rian Sygh (CA) Veronica Fish

Jory and the rest of the Backstagers have one goal this semester: to put on the best show their town's ever seen. But best-laid plans aren't easy to achieve when there's an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain! When one of the actors suddenly goes missing, the Backstagers must band together to save their comrade and maintain the natural balance of...theater. James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) and artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) explore what it means to be an outcast looking to find one's place in an earnest story of friendship and self-expression. Collects the final issues #5-8.

 

"A genuine must read comic that will improve the quality of your life simply by existing in it." - Multiversity 112pgs, FC $14.99

That's all very well & good, improving the quality of your life and all, but will it accomplish the most important and needed improvement, eliminating excessive nostril hair?

 

ADVENTURE TIME SUGARY SHORTS TP VOL 04 OCT171301

(W) Kat Leyh & Various (A) Michael Dialynas & Various (CA) Asia Kendrick-Horton

Collecting stories by comic creators from around the world, Sugary Shorts stars all your favorite Adventure Time characters, from Fionna the Human to Billy the Hero. Includes fantastical tales from Kat Leyh (Lumberjanes), Jake Wyatt (Ms. Marvel), Michael Dialynas (The Woods), Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon), and more. SC, 7x10, 144pgs, FC      SRP: $19.99

 

 

CAPTURE CREATURES TP OCT171304

(W) Frank Gibson (A/CA) Becky Dreistadt

Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt (Tiny Kitten Teeth) present a fully-painted comic book that takes kids deep into the mysterious world of the Capture Creatures.

Over one hundred strange creatures with incredible powers have suddenly appeared on Earth! It's up to two teens to keep these creatures safe and discover their origins. Perfect for fans of Pokemon and Bee and Puppycat. 7x10, 128pgs, FC  SRP: $14.99

 

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

 

SHERLOCK HOLMES RETIRED DETECTIVE GN   OCT171393

(W) Gary Reed (A/CA) Wayne Reid

A look at Sherlock Holmes in his retirement years. A reporter is curious about the whisperings at university of a mysterious man said to be exploring and examining corpses in the dead of night. If it's not related to crime, what could he possibly be searching for? From award-winner Gary Reed. SC, 7x10, 52pgs, B&W   SRP: $8.99

 

WINTER WAR GN   OCT171394

(W) Kurt Belcher (A) Kurt Belcher & Various (CA) Kurt Belcher, Henrick Horvath

The story of the 100-day war of Finland against the Soviet Union at the dawn of World War II. Sniper Tero Toivanent answers the call from his homeland, Finland, when it's attacked by the USSR. Soviets anticipated a quick victory against the small Finnish citizen soldiers. However, the Finns use the advantage of winter and their terrain to hold off the Soviets for an amazing four months.    SC, 7x10, 102pgs, B&W      SRP: $12.99

 

 

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

 

088   BARBARELLA #1 CVR A ROCAFORT (MR)

(W) Mike Carey (A) Kenan Yarar (CA) Kenneth Rocafort

Earth's star-crossed daughter is back! When Barbarella wanders into a war zone, the theocratic rulers of Parosia arrest and imprison her. A prison break is brewing, but now that she knows what the Parosians do to their own citizens Barbarella decides to make this fight her own... 32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

 

 

JUSTICE INC AVENGER FACES OF JUSTICE TP   OCT171473

(W) Kyle Higgins, Joe Gentile (A) Alex Shibao (CA) Tom Mandrake

No man is above the law! When the FBI discovers evidence that incriminates Richard Benson in a brutal murder, the Avenger finds himself arrested and subjected to an intense investigation by the Bureau's best agents! Now, the Justice, Inc. team must spring into action to save their leader and discover if there's a sinister plot at play...

...or could the Avenger actually be guilty of such a heinous crime? SC, 7x10, 104pgs, FC   SRP: $17.99

 

SHADOW DEATH OF MARGO LANE TP   OCT171505

(W) Matt Wagner (A) Brennan Wagner, Matt Wagner (CA) Matt Wagner

Legendary creator Matt Wagner returns to both write and draw an all-new tale for the first and most famous of all pulp heroes, The Shadow! Following his critically-acclaimed work on The Shadow: Year One and Grendel vs. The Shadow, Wagner once again lends his masterful talents to unveil "what evil lurks in the hearts of men", joined by talented colorist Brennan Wagner.

For years, Margo Lane has served as The Shadow's faithful friend and companion, the closest and most intimate of all his many agents. But when will that proximity to The Shadow's dark and violent world take its ultimate toll on her? And what effect will his lover's loss have on the driven and brooding Master of Darkness? A powerful tale in a pulse-pounding pulp style that only Matt Wagner could deliver! SC, 7x10, 144pgs, FC    $19.99

 

 

OCT171513

SKIN & EARTH #6 (OF 6) CVR A FLOWER (MR)

(W/A/CA)  Lights

Now trapped in Mitsuki's strange domain, a vast and surprising truth is revealed to En about her world and those she knows and loves. In this last instalment of Skin&Earth, En finds new power in the depths of captivity, and it is up to her what she will do with it. (STL066482)

MATURE THEMES

32pgs, FC (6 of 6)      SRP: $3.99

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++GRAPHIC INDIA

 

AVATAREX TP VOL 01 DESTROYER OF DARKNESS   OCT171628

(W) Grant Morrison (A) Jeevan Kang, Edison George (CA) Jeevan Kang

Ceated and written by legendary icon, Grant Morrison (Batman, All Star Superman, The Invisibles, 18 Days), comes his newest hero, Avatarex.  The epic world of living myth collides with the mundane realities and cultural upheavals of contemporary India. What happens when an all-powerful super-being awakens to fight the Last War of the Age, only to discover he's been sent too early for the End Days and must somehow learn to exist in a world that's too small and too frail to survive his presence? How does humanity react to the challenges of such a paragon in our midst? Will Avatarex raise us to his level - or will we drag him down to ours? Can the embodiment of our highest aspirations exist side-by-side with our human failings or will the gap between what we wish we are and could be destroy us? SC, 7x10, 104pgs, FC $12.95

 


 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++HEAVY METAL

 

 

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD ORIGINS (ONE SHOT)

(W) Paul Allor (A) Drew Moss (CA) Billy Martin

"You've heard everything there is to hear about Hollywood. But not about the dark depths beneath the shiny surfaces and fake smiles. For some, it's just a place where you try to survive." Hollywood Undead: Origins follows Hollywood Undead's members from their gritty roots as graffitti artists in the back-alleys of Hollywood Blvd. to their international success as a platinum and gold album-selling supergroup. This 56-page one-shot ties in with the release of Hollywood Undead's fifth studio album, Hollywood Undead: V.   56pgs, FC  SRP: $4.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++KEENSPOT ENTERTAINMENT

 

TRUMPS TITANS VS MARK ZUCKERBERG #1

(W) John Barron (A/CA) Shawn Remulac

President Donald J. Trump is now the most powerful superhero in the universe and the leader of the greatest super team in history, but will his second term be blocked by the alleged inventor of Facebook, that nerdy genius Mark Zuckerberg? Not if the newest member of Trump's Titans has anything to say about it - Ivanka! The stupidly over the top presidential parody comic is back in an all-new #1 issue, because The Donald has a thing for Number Ones.   32pgs, FC SRP: $4.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++KODANSHA

 

TO YOUR ETERNITY GN VOL 01 OCT171677

(W/A/CA) Yoshitoki Oima

A lonely boy wandering the Arctic regions of North America meets a wolf, and the two become fast friends, depending on each other to survive the harsh environment. But the boy has a history, and the wolf is more than meets the eye as well. To Your Eternity is a unique and moving manga about death, life, reincarnation, and the nature of love.   SC, 6x9, 192pgs, B&W $12.99

 

 

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

 

 

SUPERB TP VOL 01 LIFE AFTER THE FALLOUT   OCT171690

(W) David Walker, Sheena C. Howard (A) Ray-Anthony Height & Various (CA) Eric Battle

One years ago, Earth was saved from an asteroid but a meteor shower hit the world! Youngstown, Ohio became a level 5 impact zone, and teenagers have emerged with enhanced superhuman abilities!

Kayla Tate returned to Youngstown and reunited with her childhood friend, Jonah Watkins, a young man with Down Syndrome. Together, as the superpowered team of Cosmosis and Amina, the young heroes stand side by side to rescue people kidnapped by the supposedly benevolent corporation known as Foresight. SC, 144pgs, FC $14.99

 

 

SUMMIT #1

(W) Amy Chu (A/CA) Jan Duursema

Valentina Resnick-Baker is the only known surviving astronaut from a suicide mission that saved the world, and the media won't let her forget it.

Now a social recluse, Val is seeing visions, hearing voices, keeping a very dangerous power inside her, and the cosmic gift she received from surviving a near-death experience is about to be unleashed. Item   SRP: $3.99

 

 

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

 

KIM REAPER TP VOL 01 GRIM BEGINNINGS  OCT171718

(W/A/CA) Sarah Graley

Part-Time Grim Reaper. Full-Time Cutie!

Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim's job is pretty cool: she's a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife.

Like most university students, Becka has a super intense crush. Unlike most university students, Becka's crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld. Of course, she doesn't know that.

Unaware of the ghoulish drama she's about to step into, Becka finally gathers up the courage to ask Kim on a date! But when she falls into a ghostly portal and interrupts Kim at her job, she sets off a chain of events that will pit the two of them against angry cat-dads, vengeful zombies, and perhaps even the underworld itself. But if they work together, they just might make it... and maybe even get a smooch in the bargain. SC, 112pgs, FC  $14.99

 

LETTER 44 TP VOL 06 THE END   OCT171727

(W) Charles Soule (A) Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque & Various (CA) Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque

Earth will be destroyed.

Stephen Blades, 45th president of the United States, knows this, and knows there will be no way to stop it. He knows the crew of the Clarke is most likely dead, and the 666 that were supposed to be saved now have no chance. The most powerful man on the planet cannot protect it from its fate.

But he will not give up. In this conclusion to the critically-acclaimed and award-winning series, the world will indeed end. But will it take humanity with it? SC, 160pgs, FC     SRP: $19.99

 

 

YOU HAVE KILLED ME GN   OCT171728

(W) Jamie S. Rich (A/CA) Joelle Jones

The classic graphic novel collaboration from the minds behind Lady Killer returns in a new softcover format! Antonio Mercer is a private eye by trade, a man bad luck seems to follow, as evidenced by his newest client-the sister of his former lover, Julie Roman, who's now disappeared. And Julie's sister, Jessica, is a real piece of work. Still, Mercer takes the case, getting entangled in the same family drama that drove him away. Well, maybe not exactly the same, because the Romans have made some... unsavory connections. As the bodies start piling up, Mercer has no choice but to see the case through to its end-or become one of its casualties. SC, 192pgs, B&W      SRP: $15.99

 


ANOTHER CASTLE GRIMOIRE TP VOL 01   OCT171732

(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. Misty is determined not to be another damsel in distress; she'll discover just what it takes to be the hero of the story. 152pgs, FC      SRP: $15.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++RED GIANT

 

MAGIKA #1

(W) Kevin Juaire, David Lawrence (A) Wilson Tortosa, Sebastian Cheng (CA) David Lawrence, Wilson Tortosa

A young boy discovers a magical world filled with strange mystical creatures who come into our world through a mound in his grandparents' backyard. (STL065403)

24pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

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

 

UNDER #1 (OF 2)

(W) Christophe Bec (A) Stefano Raffaele, Christian Favrelle (CA) James Stokoe

Some people bury their secrets underground. In Megalopolis, the dirt flows into the sewers.

LT Wilson Jericho, disgraced from his position above ground and now an officer in the sewer police, thinks he knows everything there is to know about what lies beneath. But scientist Sandra Yeatman is determined to discover the truth behind the legends, and something is threatening to crawl out and rip the city apart... 56pgs, FC (1 of 2)    SRP: $5.99

 

MILLENNIUM GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORTNETS NEST #1

(W) Stieg Larsson,  Runberg (A) Jose Homs (CA) Claudia SG Iannicello

Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders! With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will fight those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Elisbeth Salander is fighting back. 64pgs, FC      SRP: $5.99

 

 

DOCTOR WHO 11TH SAPLING TP VOL 01 GROWTH   OCT171838

(W) Rob Williams, Alex Paknadel (A) I.N.J. Culbard & Various

Who - or what - is the Scream? How is the sapling connected to both the Doctor and Alice? Who joins the TARDIS? What secret messages has cosmic musician jones left for the Doctor through time and space? What unforgettable sights will Alice experience on this all-new rollercoaster ride of a year? It all starts by driving a bright yellow monster truck over a river of fire...! 112pgs      SRP: $16.99

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++TOKYOPOP

 

GOLDFISCH MANGA GN VOL 01    OCT171882

(W/A/CA) Nana Yaa

Say hi to Morrey Gibbs! A fisher-boy in a flooded world overrun with mutated animals known as "anormals," he's got more problems than just giant fish to deal with. Namely, how everything he touches turns to gold! Sure it sounds great, but gold underpants aren't exactly stylish... or comfortable.

Together with his otter buddy Otta and new inventor friend Shelly, Morrey's on a quest to rid himself of his blessing-turned-curse, and try to find a solution for the tragedy he unwittingly caused...    SC, 208pgs, PC   SRP: $10.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++UDON ENTERTAINMENT

 

OCT171895

089  STREET FIGHTER SHADALOO SPECIAL

(W) Ken Siu-Chong, Omar Dogan (A) Hanzo Steinbach, Omar Dogan (CA) Hanzo Steinbach

Featuring four short stories, previously only available in UDON's hardcover Street Fighter collections. Balrog and Vega fight as only kings can! Juri and Crimson Viper hunt Decapre! Cammy teams up with Delta Red, and the poisonous F.A.N.G causes mayhem! It's a villainous collection of rare tales in this one-shot special! (STL065289)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

 

090   QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #1

(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A)  Kano (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco

THE WORLD'S WORST SUPERHERO TEAM RETURNS IN AN EXPLOSIVE NEW ONGOING SERIES! This December, deeply alarming and untrustworthy writer Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and eyepopping artist Kano (Daredevil) give the Valiant Universe the adjective-worthy superheroes it deserves: QUANTUM AND WOODY!

Sometimes-you embrace your destiny. And sometimes-you and your troublemaking adopted brother find yourselves trapped in a scientific lab explosion that grants you $@&%ing awesome superpowers. As a result of their accident, Eric and Woody Henderson - aka Quantum and Woody - must "klang" their wristbands together every 24 hours or both dissipate into nothingness. Which makes superhero-ing pretty awkward when you're not on speaking terms at the moment. See, Eric has been keeping a pretty big secret: He knows who Woody's birth father really is-and where he's been hiding all these years.

With great power comes great sibling rivalry! This winter, you'll believe two men and one goat can split a one bedroom apartment and still be a credible threat to evil and injustice everywhere when QUANTUM AND WOODY make headlines and take names! (STL065990)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

FAITHS WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1

(W/A/CA) Marguerite Sauvage

Eisner Award and Russ Manning Award-nominated artistic sensation Marguerite Sauvage (FAITH, Shade the Changing Girl) takes the helm for a fanciful tale of Faith Herbert's very first holiday extravaganza!

As cheer fills the air, Faith "Zephyr" Herbert is about to take a trip down the rabbit hole-and into a mind-bending winter wonderland where every day is special! But hiding behind the tinsel, all is not what it seems- White rabbit meets red-nosed reindeer as Faith squares off against a realm of make-believe and merriment for a whimsical flight of superhero fancy, featuring the beautiful artwork of Marguerite Sauvage - one of the fastest rising stars in comics today! 32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE TP   OCT171933

(W) Jody Houser (A) Stephen Segovia & Various (CA)  Kano

Every second will count when acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One), explosive artist Stephen Segovia (Ninjak, Action Comics), comics legend Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and special surprise guests push faith into a centuries-spanning fight for existence alongside the greatest heroes of the valiant universe...past, present, and future!

Faith "Zephyr" Herbert - former member of Unity, current Harbinger Renegade, and Los Angeles' #1 superhero - is the universe's last, best chance at survival! Centuries from today, a devious artificial intelligence has unleashed a blistering attack on the very foundations of time...one that is the unwriting history from beginning to end! Now, with her options exhausted, Neela Sethi, Timewalker - the self-appointed protector of what is and will be - has returned to the 21st century to recruit Earth's greatest champions of today and tomorrow to oppose this existential threat...and she needs Faith to lead them! But why Faith? And why now?

Fly to the farthest edges of the future right here in a death-defying race to save time itself as Faith leads the charge alongside Valiant's greatest heroes...and becomes a new legend for the ages!

Collects FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1-4. SC, 112pgs, FC $9.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++VIZ

 

 

PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 01   OCT171958

(W) Kaiu Shirai (A/CA) Posuka Demizu

Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as "Mom," all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing. The children of the orphanage are being raised as food for monsters, and their loving caretaker is behind it all! Emma and the others plan their escape, but can they make it out before it's too late...?

For older teen audiences. SC, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

 

ASTRA LOST IN SPACE GN VOL 01   OCT171959

(W/A/CA) Kenta Shinohara

It's the first day of Planet Camp, and Aries Spring couldn't be more excited! She, along with eight other strangers, leave for Planet McPa for a weeklong excursion. Soon after they arrive, however, a mysterious orb appears and transports them into the depths of space, where they find an empty floating spaceship...

For teen audiences. SC, 208pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

 


 

SPLATOON MANGA GN VOL 01    OCT171964

(W/A/CA) Sankichi Hinodeya

Goggle-kun, Headphones-chan, Knit Cap-chan, and Glasses-kun are about to get embroiled in an all-out Splatoon Turf War! These four Inklings who can switch between human and squid forms get caught up in all-new adventures based on the hit Nintendo video game series!   SC, 5x7, 168pgs, B&W    SRP: $9.99

 

 

ONE WEEK FRIENDS GN VOL 01   OCT171995

(W/A/CA) Matcha Hazuki

With a soft art style, Matcha Hazuki tells a bittersweet story about a girl who loses her memory each week and the boy who resolves to befriend her each time.  A boy notices his classmate is always alone. He starts hanging out with her only to find that at the start of the next week, she loses her memory. He resolves to befriend her each week.   SC, 160pgs, B&W   SRP: $15.00

 

 

MAGICAL GIRL RAISING PROJECT GN VOL 01   OCT172015

(W) Asari Endou (A/CA) Pochi Edoya

A breakout anime franchise! The magical girl life is portrayed as a glamorous one...but becoming one is a different story in this light novel series.

The hit social network game 'The Magical Girl Raising Project' selects one out of every tens of thousands of players to become a real life magical girl. The lucky chosen girls gain magic powers as well as incredibly good fortune, and spend their days blissfully. But one day, an absolute announcement declares that the number of magical girls has risen too high and must be cut down to half. Sixteen young maidens are thrust into a merciless, deadly contest to survive...but how many will come out the other side?    SC, 160pgs, B&W      SRP: $13.00

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ZENESCOPE

 

 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES LEGACY TP VOL 01   OCT172048

(W) Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco (A) Julius Abrera & Various (CA) Jorge Alberto Cortes & Various

Grimm Fairy Tales is back! The world of humans has forever changed and the Grimm Universe has been shaken to its core. It started with the Age of Darkness and now with the death of Sela Mathers, Earth's long time guardian, the Realms of Power have fallen into chaos. But Sela left behind one thing that may be able to save the world...her daughter, Skye. Don't miss this new chapter in Grimm Fairy Tales that takes the series back to its roots.  Collects Grimm Fairy Tales #1-12. SC, 280pgs, FC $29.99