March 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

    The March Previews catalog is sitting on the desk at the shop as always, so as I read through it I will try to point out the new and notable items that I think might interest you. These solicitations are for comics and products that will begin shipping in May of 2016. If there’s anything that you’d like please try and let me know by the twenty first of this month so I can be sure to have enough copies on hand to fill your requests and subscription orders. Don’t feel obligated to subscribe to a whole series; if you’d just like a copy of the first issue of a new series to try it out, let me know and I’ll be sure to put a copy aside for you. A key to some of the codes and abbreviations used is at the bottom of the newsletter.)

    The catalog’s theme this month is ‘Women in Comics’ celebrating the many women who work within the industry and community so expect a lot of much appreciated focus on the women creators in this month’s Previews catalog!

    DARK HORSE: As the ‘Mignola-verse’ continues to expand exponentially John Arcudi writes and Tonci Zonjic illustrates LOBSTER JOHNSON: METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #1 OF 3 with midtown New York under attack while Mike Mignola himself writes and illustrates HELLBOY IN HELL #9 and there’s also ABE SAPIEN #33, BALTIMORE: EMPTY GRAVES #2 OF 5 and JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE, VOL. 1: THE RAT CATCHER AND THE SUNKEN DEAD HC. Eisner Winners Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson return to their anthropomorphic detectives in a stand alone one shot: BEAST OF BURDEN: WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN and, speaking of Eisner’s, Gene Ha has won four and debuts a new ongoing series with MAE #1, an all age adventure with one sister who spends a couple years in a fantasy world and another who doesn’t believe, until the fantasy world crosses into hers. WANDERING ISLAND TP is the first new manga by Kenui (Spirit of Wonder) Tsuruta in two decades, a story of a woman, her cat and her air delivery service. Collected editions this month include: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SEASON 10, VOL. 4: PIECES ON THE GROUND TP, Joe R. Lansdale’s THE STEAM MAN TP, Paul Tobin’s MYSTERY GIRL, VOL. 1 TP, Steve Rude’s NEXUS OMNIBUS, VOL. 7 TP, the KABUKI LIBRARY EDITION, VOL. 3 HC by David Mack, Matt Kindt’s PAST AWAYS: FACEDOWN IN THE TIMESTREAM TP, USAGI YOJIMBO, VOL. 30: THIEVES AND SPIES available in soft cover, hard cover and limited edition, signed and numbered hard cover, the DREAM GANG TP with Brendan McCarthy’s psychedelic tales and the DRAGON AGE: MAGEKILLER TP by Greg Rucka and Carmen Carnero.

    DC: There’s been a surprising amount of excitement about updating a bunch of Hanna Barbera licenses and the first two will arrive in May: SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #1 is by Jim Lee, Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis with Howard Porter’s art with Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo trying to survive the badlands of the near future and FUTURE QUEST #1 by Jeff Parker and Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner featuring Jonny Quest, Hadji, Space Ghost and a bunch of action heroes defending the galaxy. Scooby-Doo features character designs by Jim Lee and Darwyn Cooke designed the Jonny Quest characters.

    You’ve probably heard something about the ‘Rebirth‘ going on at DC and hopefully you haven’t taken any of the gossip to heart; it is NOT a reboot! After 75 years, DC did a reboot in 2011 known as the New 52; many of those titles reach their fifty second issues in June. And a year ago they did DC You with most of those titles reaching issue twelve in April. If you recall, Geoff Johns has done several Rebirth series even before the New 52 in an effort to revitalize Flash, Green Lantern and others. Some of the changes coming include returning to legacy numbering for the Action Comics and Detective Comics series’ as they’ll both be reaching their thousandth issues in the coming year, beginning publishing their most popular titles twice per month, and an across the board price decrease with all of their books reverting to the $2.99 cover price. I see these as positive changes and I have faith that these regular tweaks of their universe will bring about better stories as they have in the past.

    The ‘Super League’ story continues through BATMAN SUPERMAN #32, ACTION COMICS #52, SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #29 and concludes in SUPERMAN #52. I know you’re wondering who Scott Snyder will pass the Cowl to after his five years on the title; BATMAN #52 is written by James Tynion IV, a past student of Snyder’s, and the art will be by Rafael (American Vampire) Albuquerque. Deluxe collected editions include: BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS, VOL. 8: BLOOD OF HEROES HC, BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT, VOL. 3 HC, BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS, VOL. 2 HC, SUPERMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS, VOL. 2 HC, SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS, VOL. 8 TRUTH HC and TALES OF THE BATMAN: ALAN BRENNERT HC featuring the Batman team up tales Alan wrote for the Brave and the Bold series. Soft cover trade paperbacks include: BATMAN: EARTH ONE, VOL. 2 TP, BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL, VOL. 2 TP completing the twenty six issue series, the BATMAN: KILLER CROC TP, THE FLASH: THE SILVER AGE, VOL. 1 TP, ALL-STAR SECTION 8 TP, HARLEY QUINN, VOL. 3: KISS KISS BANG STAB TP, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED, VOL. 3: REUNITED TP, SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN, VOL. 3: CASUALTIES OF WAR TP and the WONDER WOMAN ’77, VOL. 1 TP. Some older books coming back into print include Darwyn Cooke’s DC: THE NEW FRONTIER TP, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT, VOL. 1 TP, 52: BOOK ONE TP, STARMAN OMNIBUS, VOL. 3 TP, LEGENDS 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION TP, SUPERMAN: PANIC IN THE SKY TP and PREZ: THE FIRST TEENAGE PRESIDENT TP. From their creator owned imprint, VERTIGO, comes new collected editions like the first six issues of Gail Simone’s new horror series, CLEAN ROOM, VOL. 1: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION TP, the video game tie in series FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US, VOL. 2 TP, the JACKED TP and, coming back to print the NORTHLANDERS, VOL. ONE: THE ANGLO-SAXON SAGA TP, Viking tales by Brian Wood, SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE, BOOK ONE TP by Matt Wagner and SWAMP THING: TRIAL BY FIRE TP by Mark Millar. The collectible imprint, DC DIRECT has new statues: DC ICONS: WONDER WOMAN STATUE, DC DESIGNER SERIES: HARLEY QUINN BY BRUCE TIMM STATUE and the BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE. New action figures include DC ICONS: CYBORG, DEATHSTROKE, SWAMP THING and WONDER WOMAN AF’s with lots of accessories as well as the DC ICONS ACCESSORY PACK that comes with a Green Lantern CH’P Mini Figure, 2 Batarangs, 2 Joker Fish, 4 Trick Arrows, a Green Lantern Construct Blast and Shield, a Golden Age Flash Helmet and Trophy Case and a Bat Zipline with Suction Cups. There are seven new additions to the NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES AF line: HARLEY QUINN, FIREFLY, ANTI-FIRE SUIT BATMAN, CLAYFACE DELUXE, HARVEY BULLOCK, SCARFACE AND VENTRILOQUIST, TALIA AL GHUL and THE JOKER all with lots of accessories. And there’s an eighty dollar five pack: THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES: GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT with BATGIRL, HARLEY QUINN, LIVE WIRE, POISON IVY and SUPERGIRL. Then there are four from the movie: DC FILMS PREMIUM ACTION FIGURES: ARMORED BATMAN for fifty dollars and SUPERMAN, ZOD and FAORA for forty five dollars each. The next four figures in the DC DESIGNER SERIES: GREG CAPULLO are THE JOKER, SURVIVAL GEAR BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and THE FLASH plus a WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE 3-PACK for seventy five dollars that features a FIRST APPEARANCE, a NEW 52 and modern TERRY DODSON DESIGN version of the Amazon. And finally there’s the kind of bizarre DC COMICS BLUELINE SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE for forty dollars, this one made to look like a Jim Lee pencil sketch.

    IDW: Now that the series is ongoing, Idea & Design Works launches BACK TO THE FUTURE: CITIZEN BROWN #1 OF 5 adapting the hit video game and also has the BACK TO THE FUTURE: OUTATIME DICE GAME as well as the BACK TO THE FUTURE: UNTOLD TALES AND ALTERNATE TIMELINES TP. The X-FILES ARCHIVES, VOL. 2: SKIN & ANTIBODIES collects two prose novels, the first by Ben Mezrich and the second by Kevin J. Anderson. BRUTAL NATURE #1 OF 4 is written by Luciano Saracino with fully painted art by Ariel (Venom: Space Knight) Olivetti, a tale of men and beasts fighting for a nation, Colombians against invading Spaniards with one man and the masks that transform him into beasts and monsters, to hopefully turn the tide. ARCHANGEL #1 is the comic book debut of science fiction writer William (Neuromancer) Gibson with artwork by Butch Guice as, in the year 2016 the U.S. decides to abandon the radioactive planet for a ‘bright new reality to infiltrate and corrupt’. BIGGEST BANG #1 OF 4 is by D.J. Kirkbride with artist Vassilis Gogtzilas, the sequel to ‘The Bigger Bang’. SATELLITE FALLING #1 is a bounty hunter space opera and crime tale by Steve Horton with art by Stephen Thompson. Troy Little’s adaptation was so popular that it’s returning in a new format; originally available only in hard cover, it’s now being reissued as an oversize black and white comic series: HUNTER S. THOMPSON’S FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS #1. and there’s also a signed limited edition hard cover edition for sixty dollars. The annual HERO COMICS is a twenty dollar book this year featuring Neil Gaiman, Kurt Busiek, Gene Ha, Howard Chaykin, Kevin Eastman and lots more with all profits to benefit the Hero Initiative. For all ages comes the SKYLANDERS: SECRET AGENT SECRETS HC, an original graphic novel as well as the DISNEY MAGIC KINGDOM COMICS #1 of 2 collecting park themed tales including one by Carl Barks himself in celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of Disneyland.

    IMAGE: RENATO JONES: THE ONE% #1 is a forty eight page first issue written and illustrated by Kaare Andrews, a story of a vigilante who takes on the super rich; I think that I’m going to enjoy this one a lot! Nick Floyd and Brian Azzarello writes, Simon Bisley and Ryan Browne illustrate 3 FLOYDS: ALPHA KING #1 OF 5, a story of a couple of people in Munster, Indiana who produce a home brew so good that it attracts a monstrous king and his minions from another dimension. These issues will begin new arcs if you’ve been looking for a place to try jump on: BEAUTY #7, FASTER THAN LIGHT #6, MANIFEST DESTINY #19 and NAILBITER #21. Collected editions this month include the AXCEND TP with issues one through five, BLACK JACK KETCHUM TP with the four issue series, DARK CORRIDOR TP with the seven issue run, DEADLY CLASS, BOOK ONE HC with the first sixteen issues, I.D. TP by Emma Ríos, MYTHIC TP with issues one through eight, Jeff Lemire’s PLUTONA TP, the PRIDE & JOY TP by Garth Ennis and John Higgins originally published by Vertigo, THE VIOLENT TP with the first five issues and back in print is Farel Dalrymple’s POP GUN WAR: GIFT TP. And that’s not all: JUPITER’S CIRCLE, VOL. 2 TP, NO MERCY, VOL. 2 TP, OUTCAST, VOL. 3 TP, STRAY BULLETS, VOL. 5: HI-JINKS AND DERRING-DO TP and SAGA, VOL. 6 TP.

    MARVEL: Nick Spencer writes and Jesus Saiz illustrates CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #1, he’s back, he’s young again, he has a new costume, a new shield and a new team. THE PUNISHER #1 will be written by Becky Cloonan and illustrated by Steve Dillon. THUNDERBOLTS #1 will be by Jim Zub with Jon Malin’s art spinning out of the ‘Avengers: Standoff’ cross over, currently in progress, and led by the Winter Soldier. NIGHTHAWK #1 is by David (Cyborg, Shaft) Walker with Ramon Villalobos’ art, an excessively violent vigilante in Chicago. Many of Marvel’s books will be leading into CIVIL WAR II #0 by Brian Michael Bendis and Oliver Coipel, the team that brought you House of M and Siege. Issues that will be prologues on the road to Civil War II include INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #3, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #9, MS MARVEL #7 and the ULTIMATES #7. A-FORCE #5 begins a new arc as does NEW AVENGERS #11, the ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #9, TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #6, UNCANNY AVENGERS #9, SCARLET WITCH #6, THE VISION #7, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12, WEB WARRIORS #7 and CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #9. NOVA #7 leads into a story in the AVENGERS #10 and the last four chapters of the Spider-Women cross over are: SPIDER-GWEN #8, SILK #8, SPIDER-WOMAN #7 and SPIDER-WOMEN: OMEGA #1. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #5 is the MCU debut of Grant Ward, SILVER SURFER #5 begins the ‘Citizen of Earth’ story, ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT #5 begins the ‘Raccoon-Narok’ story, VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT #7 begins ‘The Hunt for Black October’, HOWARD THE DUCK #7 is a done-in-one with guest artist Kevin Maguire, MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #7 begins the ‘Cosmic Cooties’ story and a new arc starts in ALL-NEW INHUMANS #7. GWENPOOL #0 is a collection of her three back up stories from Howard the Duck issues one through three. DAREDEVIL PUNISHER #1 of 4 is by Charles Soule with Szymon Kudranski’s art. Elektra is in Hell’s Kitchen in DAREDEVIL #7, UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #8 begins the ‘I Kissed a Squirrel and I Like It’ story and all of the X-Titles are involved in the ‘X-Men: Apocalypse Wars running through five issues of Extraordinary X-Men (eight through twelve), three issues of All-New X-Men (nine through eleven) and five issues of Uncanny X-Men (issues six through ten). If any of you would like to follow these cross overs (Spider-Women, Apocalypse War, etc.) let me know and I’ll make sure you get all of the chapters. DEADPOOL #11 is the conclusion of the Deadpool VS. Sabretooth story while DEADPOOL #12 has the return of Deadpool 2099 and the debut of Zenpool 2099. A one shot tying into the current Doctor Strange story, DEADPOOL: LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1 is by Gerry Duggan and Scott Koblish and DEADPOOL: MASSACRE #1 is the Deadpool: Tres Punto Uno comic this time in poorly translated English ins tead of in Spanish. Marvel’s True Believers line offers one dollar reprints of their popular titles and they’re offering ten different reprints of first issues from their Star Wars line, past and current. We don’t hear much from Marvel’s creator owned imprint, ICON but, now that they’re offering the new seven part Empress series from Mark Millar they’re offering the four graphic novels that make up the KICK-ASS TPB BOX SET SLIPCASE for fifty dollars. Also SCARLET #8 (originally due in May of 2010) and SCARLET #9 are re-solicited plus THE UNITED STATES OF MURDER, INC., VOL. 1: TRUTH TP, and the BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS: CRIME NOIR OMNIBUS HC for a hundred and twenty five dollars, collecting AKA GOLDFISH: ACE, JACK, QUEEN, KING and JOKER; JINX one through five, FIRE one and two and JINX: TORSO one through six. Collected editions this month include STAR WARS, VOL. 1 HC, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER, VOL. 1 HC, (both are currently available in soft cover editions), GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 3 HC and the DEADPOOL MINIBUS HC in a new printing collecting the limited series’: Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Deadpool Killustrated, Deadpool Kills Deadpool, Night of the Living Deadpool and Deadpool VS. Carnage. The new DEADPOOL MINIBUS 2 HC has Deadpool VS. X-Force, Hawkeye VS. Deadpool, Deadpool’s Art of War, Return of the Living Deadpool and Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars. Also the NEW X-MEN OMNIBUS HC gets a new printing, over eleven hundred pages for a hundred and a quarter, this is, IMHO, the best X-Men story ever. THOR BY JASON AARON & RUSSELL DAUTERMAN, VOL. 1 HC collects issues one through eight plus the first Annual, the DOCTOR STRANGE OMNIBUS, VOL. 1 HC is almost five hundred pages of the Sorcerer Supreme’s first adventures, the SHANG-CHI: MASTER OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS, VOL. 2 HC, MARVEL: THE HIP-HOP COVERS, VOL. 1 HC with seventy of the variant covers for under thirty five dollars, DRAX, VOL. 1: THE GALAXY’S BEST DETECTIVE TP with one through five, HERCULES, VOL. 1: STILL GOING STRONG TP, SPIDER-WOMAN: SHIFTING GEARS, VOL. 1 TP, the UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL, VOL. 3: SQUIRREL, YOU REALLY GOT ME NOW TP, STAR-LORD, VOL. 1: FIRST FLIGHT TP, NOVA: THE HUMAN ROCKET, VOL. 1-BURN OUT TP, CAPTAIN MARVEL: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HERO, VOL. 1 TP, SQUADRON SUPREME, VOL. 1: BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY! TP, MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR, VOL. 1 BFF TP, BLACK KNIGHT: THE FALL OF DANE WHITMAN TP, PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT!, VOL. 1: HOOKED ON A FELINE TP, RED WOLF: MAN OUT OF TIME TP, HOWLING COMMANDOS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: MONSTER SQUAD TP, DEADPOOL: WORLD’S GREATEST, VOL. 2 TP, MS MARVEL, VOL. 5: SUPER FAMOUS TP, HAWKEYE, VOL. 6: HAWKEYES TP, DEADPOOL: DRACULA’S GAUNTLET TP, DEADPOOL CLASSIC, VOL. 16: KILLOGY TP, and the CARNAGE CLASSIC TP with the earliest appearances. Also the Treasury format makes a come back! The SPIDEY: ALL-NEW MARVEL TREASURY EDITION collects the first five issues, over one hundred pages for under sixteen dollars at the big 10 3/16″ X 13 3/8″ size.

    INDEPENDENTS: One of comics’ strongest creators and publishers, Terry (Strangers in Paradise, Echo) Moore reaches the final issue of his frightening and intelligent award winning horror series with RACHEL RISING #42 from his company ABSTRACT STUDIOS. I’ve been talking up new publisher AFTERSHOCK since they started last May; the creative freedom and the stable of top talents is impressive and, if you haven’t picked up any of their titles yet then, well, you’re missing out! On May fourth they will release AFTERSHOCK: GENESIS #1, forty pages including prelude chapters, kind of ‘zero issues’ for some titles already in progress and some we haven’t seen yet and it’s priced at one dollar. AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY launches the all age PINK PANTHER #1 as well as Jack Herman and Neil Vokes’ EAGLE RESURGENT #1 a remastered and ink washed re-presentation of the original first Eagle issue from 1986. ANTARCTIC PRESS continues with their Steampunk fascination with STEAM WARS: PRINCESS LEGENDS #1 from Rod Espinosa and they launch ULTRACAT #1, an all age super hero limited series from Spain. The horror line from ARCHIE continues with AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #9 and the CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #5. ONIBA: SWORDS OF THE DEMON #1 is a new series from Vince Hernandez and Paolo Pantalena at ASPEN STUDIOS, a tale of feudal Japan with a samurai turned ronin. Alan (Watchmen, V For Vendetta) Moore’s PROVIDENCE, ACT ONE LIMITED EDITION HC is limited to 6,666 copies, collecting the first four issues for under twenty dollars and this will not be reprinted and there will not be a soft cover edition. This is a story involving H. P. Lovecraft enduring his fictional world as if it were reality, with art by Jason Burrows from AVATAR PRESS. Alan also publishes his ‘Crossed + 100’ series there and now launches CINEMA PURGATORIO #1, a forty eight page black and white ongoing monthly horror anthology for under six dollars per issue; the first featuring Alan, Kevin O’Neill, Garth Ennis, Max Brooks and more. BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS returns with LADY MECHANIKA: THE LOST BOYS OF WEST ABBEY #1 OF 2, a new story with the original art team of Joe Benitez and Peter Steigerwald. BOOM! STUDIOS expands on their licensed titles with the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK #1 OF 6. Simon (The Spire, Cry Havoc) Spurrier writes WEAVERS #1 OF 6 with the art of Dylan Burnett, an organized crime family tale with a twist; each member has a supernatural spider inside them, granting powers and, sometimes grotesque abilities. The BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA ILLUSTRATED NOVEL: BIG TROUBLE IN MOTHER RUSSIA HC is prose by Matthew J. Elliott with illustrations by Elena Casagrande. Their more eclectic imprint, ARCHAIA offers THE BLACK DAHLIA HC, an adaptation of James Ellroy’s brilliant tale of the unsolved forties crime spree adapted by filmmaker David (Gone Girl, Zodiac) Fincher and illustrated by Miles Hyman. Also the HACTIVIST, VOL. 2 HC by Alyssa Milano with Marcus To’s art and MOUSE GUARD: ART OF BRICKS HC which is photographs of Alice Finch’s meticulous toy brick recreations of the most iconic moments and locations from the award winning series. Their all age imprint, KaBOOM! offers THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: CHEAT CODE OGN as well as the LUMBERJANES: DON’T AXE, DON’T TALE 2016 SPECIAL #1, a forty eight page one shot. A new ongoing fantasy series from Canadian publisher CHAPTERHOUSE is written and illustrated by Danny Zabbal; LIFE, DEATH & SORCERY #1 features drama, humor and magic following three sisters who run away from home straight into adventure. DYNAMITE releases KINGS QUEST #1 OF 4, an intergalactic rescue mission featuring Kings Syndicate characters Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician, Prince Valiant, Jungle Jim and two Phantoms. All five of these characters had four part limited series last year and they’re collected in THE KING COLLECTION TP. SMOSH #1 OF 6 brings the ‘Kings of YouTube Comedy’ to comics. DEVIL’S DUE offers SQUARRIORS, VOL. 2: SUMMER #1 OF 4 by Ash Maczko with the gorgeous painted art of Ashley Witter, described as Watership Down meets the Walking Dead. Before the creator’s passing FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS were licensed to reprint all of the daily and weekly strips chronologically; THE COMPLETE PEANUTS HC, VOL. 25: 1999-2000 takes us to the last strip and this volume features an introduction by the POTUS. MOONSTONE offers DOMINO LADY: THREESOME #1, pulp crime adventure by Nancy Holder featuring Domino Lady, the Golden Amazon and The Veil. At ONI PRESS Zander Cannon returns with more tales of the Supermax prison for giant Japanese monsters in KAIJUMAX: SEASON 2 #1. SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #1 begins a new all age series about an intergalactic culinary reality show. PAPERCUTZ has Nickelodeon’s all age PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET, VOL. 1: ORGLE BORGLE SELFIE SIMPLE-DEE-DOO available in hard or soft cover format and written by Eric M. Esquivel. Also Eric’s SANJAY AND CRAIG, VOL. 3: STORY TIME WITH SANJAY AND CRAIG is new and also available in hard or soft cover. The ARCTIC COMICS HC is an anthology from RENEGADE ARTS featuring tales of myth, adventure and humor from Inuit and Northern Canadian creators. More licensed television from British publisher TITAN COMICS with PENNY DREADFUL #1 written by the series scriptwriters with art by Louie De Martinis; horror suspense with vampires in Victorian London. TANK GIRL: TWO GIRLS ONE TANK #1 OF 3 is the return of the Punk Princess by series creator Alan Martin with artist Brett (New Romancer) Parson. A four month cross over series begins at VALIANT with 4001 A. D. #1 of 4 by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain, continues into RAI #13 by Kindt and Cafu and the one shot 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1 by Robert Venditti and Clayton Henry and will feature the Eternal Warrior, Bloodshot, Shadowman and a top secret new character. Also this month X-O MANOWAR ANNUAL #1, and a new arc begins in WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #7. Collected editions include the RAI DELUXE EDITION: BOOK ONE HC with the first twelve issues plus extras, the DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, VOL. 2: SECOND LIVES TP and NINJAK, VOL. 3: OPERATION DEADSIDE TP. VIZ MEDIA offers DRAGON BALL: FULL COLOR-FREEZA ARC, VOL. 1 TP, reissuing one of the most popular arcs, for the first time in color. LEGEND #1 from Z2 COMICS is a post-apocalyptic tale where humanity is wiped out leaving our domesticated animals to try to rule and rebuild.

    This reaches the end of the comic listings and the book that looked most promising to me this month is the Pick of the Month: RENATO JONES: THE ONE% #1.

    This is too long already so please feel free to look through the catalog for the other products: toys, games, books, magazines, tee shirts, trading cards, etc. and, if you see something you’d like let me know and I’ll be happy to order it for you!

    Thank you all for your orders, friendship and support; it’s what keeps me going. See you soon!



    Some of the codes and abbreviations that I use are: HC (hard cover), TP (trade paperback), SC (soft cover), GN (graphic novel), OGN (original graphic novel-not a reprint or collection), MMPB (mass market paperbacks), AF (action figure), T/C trading cards, T/S (tee shirt) and(to denote an excellent writer, creator or title deserving wider recognition in my humble opinion).

    Besides the monthly Previews catalog there is also an ‘Adult Supplement’ which showcases the ‘adults only’ comics, books and videos. If you are interested in seeing what’s available (and you’re over eighteen) just send me an email and I will send you this month’s adult catalog with images, descriptions and prices.

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