May 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

    The May Previews catalog arrived on Wednesday, April twenty sixth. 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 July of 2017. 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.)


    The theme this month is Movie Month, celebrating the comics and graphic novels that inspired the movies or the movies that inspired the comics. If you’d like more information or would like to see some images of covers and artwork you can go to
and there are other articles at, or you could sign up for the newsletter and maybe win prizes in the weekly giveaways at


    DARK HORSE: Frank Miller wrote and Geoff Darrow illustrated in his hyper detailed style a bizarre tale which has now been recolored by Dave Stewart and comes back to print in the second edition: HARD BOILED HC for under twenty dollars. The MOEBIUS LIBRARY: THE ART OF EDENA HC, a companion volume the The World of Edena GN with out of print stories and more; this is the second volume of the Moebius Library Series. New art books include THE ART OF RICK AND MORTY HC and the ART OF OVER THE GARDEN WALL HC, also available in a limited edition of one thousand copies with extra content including the Boom! Studios comic series. THE BLACK BEETLE: KARA BŐCEK HC collects Francesco Francavilla’s tale of the American hero incognito in the Middle East originally serialized in Dark Horse Presents. Rick Remender’s THE END LEAGUE: LIBRARY EDITION HC is described as The Lord of the Rings meets Watchmen and Adam Warren’s EMPOWERED DELUXE EDITION, VOL. 3 HC collects over seven hundred pages of the manga inspired adventures. The MISTER X: THE MODERN AGE TP collects all of Dean Motter’s Dark Horse stories in one place while the DARK HORSE/DC COMICS: THE MASK TP collects the two part Grifter/The Mask, the two part Lobo vs. The Mask and the four part Joker/The Mask much of which has never been reprinted. ZODIAC STARFORCE: CRIES OF THE FIRE PRINCE #1 OF 4 continues the High School adventures for fans of Sailor Moon. The debut of creators Matt Mair Lowery and Cassie Anderson is LIFEFORMED: CLEO MAKES CONTACT TP, young adult science fiction featuring a relatable, endearing young heroine. After a bit of a hiatus Sergio Aragonés returns with GROO: PLAY OF THE GODS #1 OF 4. The BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: BIG BADS & MONSTERS ADULT COLORING BOOK TP and the STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES ADULT COLORING BOOK, VOL. 2-WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE TP are self explanatory, the ALIENS: DEFIANCE, VOL. 2 TP collects issues seven through twelve and the COLDER OMNIBUS TP gathers all three volumes of one of the scariest and most original horror series’ of the past few years by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra. THE DARK NORTH showcases artwork by Scandinavia’s leading illustrators and concept artists including Peter (Baltimore) Bergring with five tales ranging from Norse mythology to science fiction. The latest entry in the Mignolaverse is B.P.R.D.: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW #1.


    DC: Here are all of the jumping on points, DC series’ beginning new story arcs this month: BATGIRL #13 by Hope Larson and Chris Wildgoose begins ‘Bats & Cats’ as Barbara’s relationship with Catwoman becomes a feud. BLUE BEETLE #11 by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis with Scott Kolins’ art begins a new story as does CYBORG #14, ‘Singularity Aftermath’ by John Semper, Jr. and Will Conrad, DEATHSTROKE #21, ‘Defiance’ by Christopher Priest and Diogenes Neves, GREEN ARROW #26, ‘Hard Traveling Hero’ by Benjamin Percy and Otto Schmidt, GREEN LANTERNS #26. ‘Out of Time’ by Sam Humphries and Roman Cliquet, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10, ‘Curse of the KingButcher’ by Steve Orlando and Andy MacDonald, RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS #12, ‘The Life of Bizarro‘ by Scott Lobdell and Dexter Soy, SUICIDE SQUAD #21, ‘Kill Your Darlings’ by Rob Williams and Gus Vazquez, SUPERMAN #26, ‘Road Trip’ by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason with Scott Godlewski illustrating, SUPER SONS #6, ‘Teen Titans Tango’ by Tomasi and Jorge Jimenez, TITANS #13, ‘Judas Among Us’ by Dan Abnett with V Ken Marion and Norm Rapmund and WONDER WOMAN #26, ‘Heart of the Amazon’ by Shea Fontana and Mirka Andolfo. Outside of the main continuity comes BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1, a one shot by Lee Allred and Mike Allred and the MAD ABOUT TRUMP TP collecting all of the satirical pieces from Mad Magazine about our 45th President. In SCOOBY-DOO TEAM UP #28 the gang meets Jonah Hex in the Old West. New Rebirth collected editions this month include AQUAMAN, VOL. 3: CROWN OF ATLANTIS TP, BATMAN, VOL. 3: I AM BANE TP, the BATMAN: REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC with the Rebirth one shot plus the first fifteen issues, CYBORG, VOL. 2: DANGER IN DETROIT TP, GREEN ARROW, VOL. 3: EMERALD OUTLAW TP, HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS, VOL. 3: THE QUEST FOR HOPE TP, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, VOL. 1: THE EXTREMISTS TP, SUPERMAN, VOL. 3: MULTIPLICITY TP and WONDER WOMAN, VOL. 3: THE TRUTH TP. Older stories include BATMAN: ARKHAM-CLAYFACE TP with a dozen tales from various series’, BATGIRL: STEPHANIE BROWN, VOL. 1 TP with the first twelve issues of Batgirl, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT, VOL. 2 TP with issues thirteen through twenty four plus the Annual, BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL OMNIBUS, VOL. 2: KNIGHTQUEST HC, over eight hundred pages priced under a hundred dollars, BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE, VOL. 3 TP with tales from the forties, BATMAN/SUPERMAN, VOL. 6: UNIVERSE’S FINEST TP with issues twenty eight through thirty two plus the never published stories from issues thirty three, thirty four and the first Annual, WONDER GIRL: ADVENTURES OF A TEEN TITAN TP has eight tales from the first appearance in 1959 up to the present, DEADMAN BY KELLEY JONES: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP written by Mike (Badger, Punisher) Baron, EARTH 2: SOCIETY, VOL. 4-LIFE AFTER DEATH TP, GRAYSON: THE SUPERSPY OMNIBUS HC with every issue plus the Future’s End one shot, the two issues of ‘Robin War’ and the Nightwing: Rebirth one shot, the HARLEY’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK HC with all six issues, HARLEY QUINN BY KARL KESEL AND TERRY DODSON DELUXE EDITION: BOOK ONE HC, the ABSOLUTE JUSTICE LEAGUE: ORIGIN HC, the JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE DARKSEID WAR SAGA OMNIBUS HC, the JUSTICE LEAGUE: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK TP, the TEEN TITANS: EARTH ONE, VOL. 2 TP by Jeff Lemire and Andy MacDonald, THE NEWSBOY LEGION BY JOE SIMON AND JACK KIRBY, VOL. 2 HC, NEW TEEN TITANS, VOL. 7 TP, the all age SUPER POWERS TP, SWAMP THING: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC written by Len Wein and others with art by the late Bernie Wrightson and others and WILDSTORM: A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS HC with Wild C.A.T.s by Brandon Choi and Jim Lee, the Authority by Warren Ellis and Brian Hitch, Gen13 by J. Scott Campbell and lots more. From their creator owned imprint, VERTIGO comes AMERICAN WAY: THOSE ABOVE AND THOSE BELOW #1 OF 6, a sequel to the original superheroes and politics series by John (12 Years a Slave) Ridley and Georges (Serenity) Jeanty and collected is THE LOST BOYS TP by Tim Seeley and Scott Godlewski and UNFOLLOW, VOL. 3: TURN IT OFF TP by Rob Williams, concluding the series. Their collectible imprint, DC DIRECT offers JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE STATUES: BATMAN, CYBORG and SUPERMAN at a hundred and fifty each plus the WONDER WOMAN BRACELETS WITH LASSO AND TIARA PROP REPLICA and the BAT-SIGNAL PROP REPLICA both limited to five thousand pieces and priced at three hundred each. The DC ICONS: THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN AF 2 PACK has Big Blue with two heads, snap-on heat vision and punch-blast effect, two sound effect captions, a battle base with the tattered-cape flag and, of course, Doomsday. From their television series’ comes DCTV: THE FLASH-KID FLASH AF, DCTV LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: THE ATOM AF and WHITE CANARY AF. There’s a DC ICONS: BATMAN REBIRTH AF and a DC ICONS: SUPERMAN REBIRTH AF, a DC BOMBSHELLS VIXEN STATUE and a DC DESIGNER SERIES: BATMAN BY ANDY KUBERT MINI STATUE.


    IDW: It’s been several months since we’ve seen the samurai rabbit but the TMNT/USAGI YOJIMBO one shot written and illustrated by Stan Sakai solves the mystery of the absence; this is offered as a forty eight page edition for under eight dollars or as a seventy two page hard cover with extras for under fifteen dollars. I guess it was inevitable; ROM VS TRANSFORMERS: SHINING ARMOR #1 OF 5. New collections include STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN, VOL. 2: STRANGER WORLDS HC, STAR TREK: THE CLASSIC UK COMICS, VOL. 3 HC, Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly’s SAUCER COUNTRY HC with all fourteen issues that leads to the sequel ‘Saucer State’ in progress, LOCKE & KEY: HEAVEN & EARTH DELUXE EDITION HC, seventy two pages, three short stories under fifteen dollars, the COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS: BIRTH OF A MEDIUM TP and RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: THE SCORE TP adapted and illustrated by the late Darwyn Cooke. DIABLO HOUSE #1 OF 5 is a horror tale set in La Jolla, California by Ten Adams and Santipérez, DREAD GODS #1 OF 4 is by Ron Marz with art by Tom Raney and Bart Sears, a science fiction/fantasy epic with gods and monsters and TIME & VINE #1 OF 4 by Thom Zahler, a tale of time travel. P. CRAIG RUSSELL’S STRANGE DREAMS: ARTIST’S EDITION HC features scans of the original artwork for the final Killraven GN plus Doctor Strange: What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen?. SH*T MY PRESIDENT SAYS: THE ILLUSTRATED TWEETS OF DONALD J. TRUMP HC is written and illustrated by Shannon (Too Much Coffee Man) Wheeler. R. CRUMB: FROM THE UNDERGROUND TO GENESIS HC is from the Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris, a retrospective exhibition. SAX ROHMER’S DOPE HC is a black and white adaptation of the 1919 novel of the world’s international drug trade and the overdose death of a celebrity by Trina Robbins. DUCK TALES #0 begins a new series in conjunction with the upcoming second season of the animated adventures.


    IMAGE: Grace (Lumberjanes) Ellis and newcomer Shae Beagle launch a fantasy series with romance and magic and a centaur best friend with MOONSTRUCK #1. Klaus (Dark Knight Returns) Janson and Pablo (X-Factor) Raimondi begin SACRED CREATURES #1, a supernatural conspiracy where myth and reality collide. Aleš Kot and André Araújo start GENERATION GONE #1 asking what happens when you’re poor, angry and get superpowers you never asked for? BALSAMIC: A SKETCHBOOK AND ART COLLECTION TP is five years of drawings by Giannis (Prophet) Milnogiannis. BLOODSTRIKE #1 REMASTERED EDITION is just what it says, the BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE TP collects Becky Cloonan’s award winning trilogy, ‘Wolves’, ‘The Mire’ and ‘Demeter’ and, in collected editions comes CURSE WORDS, VOL. 1 TP with the first five issues, THE DARKNESS 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION TP with issues one through six plus the DARKNESS/BATMAN and the DARKNESS/SUPERMAN one shots, a one time printing, the GOD COUNTRY TP with issues one through six, BIRTHRIGHT, VOL. 5 TP has twenty one through twenty five, BLACK ROAD, VOL. 2: A PAGAN DEATH TP has six through ten, BLACK SCIENCE, VOL. 6 TP has issues twenty six through thirty, HORIZON, VOL. 2: REMNANT collects seven through twelve, KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 2 TP has five through ten WAYWARD, BOOK 2: DELUXE HC has eleven through twenty, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE: BOOK TWO HC collects twelve through twenty two and LOW, BOOK ONE HC has the first fifteen issues. LAZARUS: X+66 #1 of 6 begins the sixth storyline by Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann with Steve Liebers’ art. Matt Wagner’s brilliant contemporary retelling of Camelot is collected in MAGE: THE HERO DISCOVERED, VOL. 1 TP to coincide with MAGE: THE HERO DENIED #0 beginning the third and final volume of his epic fantasy. THE OTHER SIDE: SPECIAL EDITION HC collects Jason Aaron and Cameron Stewart’s Eisner nominated tale of the Vietnam War from the point of view of two young soldiers on both sides of the conflict. The artist was so committed that he traveled to Vietnam for research and this edition includes pictures, drawings and journal entries from that trip. The SOLID STATE TP is by musician Jonathan Coulton and Matt Fraction with art by Albert Monteys that ties into his new concept album of the same name. THE STREET ANGEL GANG HC is more adventures of the world’s first homeless superhero by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca. CURSE WORDS #7 begins a new story as does DESCENDER #22, POSTAL #21, SNOTGIRL #6, VIOLENT LOVE #6, WALKING DEAD #169 and THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #29.


    MARVEL: Shipping twice per month SECRET EMPIRE #6 and #7 of 9 are offered written by Nick Spencer plus SECRET EMPIRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD #3 and #4 OF 5 and tie ins include CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #24, CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #19, AVENGERS #9, SECRET WARRIORS #4, CHAMPIONS #10, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30, DEADPOOL #33 and #34, DOCTOR STRANGE #23, OCCUPY AVENGERS #9, MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #7, U. S. AVENGERS #8, UNCANNY AVENGERS #25, X-MEN BLUE #7 and #8 and X-MEN GOLD #7 and #8. Now that the twice per month Blue and Gold titles have launched, replacing Extraordinary and Uncanny Charles Soule writes and the brilliant Jim Cheung illustrates ASTONISHING X-MEN #1. The artists will vary from issue to issue and the team consists of Psylocke, Old Man Logan, Bishop, Archangel, Fantomex, Rogue and Gambit. SPIDER-MAN II #1 OF 5 will strive to answer the question of who the other Miles Morales is, as appropriately told by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli. DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #1 OF 6 and MARVEL’S THOR: RAGNAROK PRELUDE #1 OF 4 need no explanation. The ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #0 is a prelude to the just completed four part translated manga series. SPIDER-MAN: MASTER PLAN #1 is a one shot by Robbie Thompson and Nathan Stockman with Peter in NYC and battling the Crime Master. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: THE TELLTALE SERIES #1 OF 5 is a prequel to the interactive game by Fred Van Lente and Salva Espin. The ‘Weapons of Mutant Destruction’ cross over continues with part three in WEAPON X #5, part four in TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #21 and part five in WEAPON X #6, all written by Greg Pak. Deluxe collections this month include SPIDER-MAN: CLONE SAGA OMNIBUS, VOL. 2 HC, DEADPOOL & X-FORCE OMNIBUS HC and the UNCANNY INHUMANS, VOL. 2 HC. Soft cover collections this month are X-MEN GOLD, VOL. 1: BACK TO BASICS TP and X-MEN BLUE, VOL. 1: STRANGEST TP both with the first six issues, WEAPON X, VOL. 1: WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION PRELUDE TP, EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN, VOL. 4: IVX TP, UNCANNY X-MEN: SUPERIOR, VOL. 4-IVX TP, ALL-NEW X-MEN: INEVITABLE VOL. 4-IVX TP, MAN-THING BY R.L. STINE TP, STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL TP, NOVA, VOL. 1: RESURRECTION TP, THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP, VOL. 1: UNSTOPPABLE! TP, THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL, VOL. 1: ALIEN NATION TP, SLAPSTICK, VOL. 1: THAT’S NOT FUNNY TP, BULLSEYE: THE COLOMBIAN CONNECTION TP, DEADPOOL: WORLD’S GREATEST, VOL. 8-‘TIL DEATH DO US…TP, CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON, VOL. 5-END OF THE LINE TP, CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS, VOL. 3-EMPIRE BUILDING TP, SILK, VOL. 3: THE CLONE CONSPIRACY TP, MIGHTY THOR, VOL. 2: LORDS OF MIDGARD TP, UNCANNY AVENGERS: UNITY, VOL. 4-RED SKULL TP, DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER: MAGIC BULLETS TP, DEADPOOL VS THE PUNISHER TP, INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN TP, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MOTHER ENTROPY TP, ROCKET RACCOON: GROUNDED TP, THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL, VOL. 3: TOTALLY IN CONTINUITY TP, SPIDER-MAN 2099, VOL. 6: APOCALYPSE SOON TP, DEADPOOL 2099 TP with issues six, twelve, nineteen and twenty five of the current series, CAPTAIN MARVEL: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HERO, VOL. 4 TP, HEROES FOR HIRE BY ABNETT & LANNING: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP and PUNISHER MAX: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, VOL. 6 TP.


    INDEPENDENTS: As part of ‘Movie Month’ ABRAMS COMICARTS offers a new printing of the MY FRIEND DAHMER TP by Derf, the story of Jeffrey Dahmer soon to be a motion picture. While ACTION LAB offers MIRACULOUS #15 featuring screen captures and word balloons from the animated series they launch MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES #1 with new stories and art by Brian Hess. The high standards of creators at AFTERSHOCK guarantees good comics and this month they launch UNHOLY GRAIL #1 by Cullen Bunn with art by Mirko Colak described as a Lovecraftian take on Arthurian legend. AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY intertwines two of Edgar Rice Burrough’s science fiction series with THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT-TERROR FROM THE EARTH’S CORE #1 written by Mike Wolfer with art by Gene Magora. It’s not just the late night television talk hosts who are benefiting from the entertainment value of our forty fifth President; ANTARCTIC PRESS offers THE TREMENDOUS TRUMP, a one shot parody of the Incredible Hulk where ‘Orange is the new Green’ and the angrier he gets, the more bigly he gets. SABRINA #7 begins a new scary arc from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack at ARCHIE COMICS and Ty Templeton and Dan Parent return to the classic style with the ALL-NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE: YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1. AVATAR PRESS offers WAR STORIES, VOL. 5 collecting issues sixteen through twenty two of Garth Ennis’ well researched ongoing series. BLACK MASK begins KIM & KIM: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD #1 OF 4, a tale of bounty hunters and exes. BANTAM has THE MYSTERY KNIGHT HC GN taking place ninety years before Game of Thrones begins, the adaptation is by Ben Avery with Mike S. Miller’s art. The steampunk returns in LADY MECHANIKA: THE CLOCKWORK ASSASSIN #1 OF 3 from BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS. TRAIN 8: THE ZOMBIE EXPRESS #1 OF 3 is a horror story on the famous train from Seattle to Chicago where a GMO virus breaks out during the Thanksgiving holiday; this is based on the forthcoming major motion picture and published by BLISS ON TAP. SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #1 from BOOM! STUDIOS tells the untold story of the first days after the team acquired their powers, written by Ryan Parrott with art by Dan Mora. Novelist Courtney (Shutter) Alameda with Kurt (Sons of Anarchy) Sutter begin SISTERS OF SORROW #1, a tale of vigilante nuns in LA illustrated by Hyeonjin Kim. David Walker writes and Jonas Scharf illustrates WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 OF 4, a prequel to the upcoming film. CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER OMNIBUS, VOL. 1 TP is over five hundred pages for less than forty dollars. The BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA/ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK TP collects the recent six part series written by Greg Pak with Daniel Bayliss’ art. Their imprint ARCHAIA offers the MOUSE GUARD ALPHABET BOOK HC, sixty four pages of beautifully illustrated pictures and letters from David Peterson and Serena Malyon. They also offer the JANE HC, a modern day re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón K. Pèrez. Their alternative imprint, BOOM BOX offers the final issue of the roller derby series with SLAM! #8 and the popular LUMBERJANES #40 offers iron on embroidered LUMBERJANES BADGES like Girl Scout merit badges. Their all age imprint, KaBOOM has THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL TP. Canadian publisher CHAPTERHOUSE has the DIE KITTY DIE! HOLLYWOOD OR BUST! SUMMER SPECIAL by Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent. David Availone writes and Colton Worley illustrates BETTIE PAGE #1 from DYNAMITE telling her classified 1951 Hollywood adventures with multiple covers including some of her classic photos. CENTIPEDE #1 is by Max Bemis with art by Eoin Marron and, yes, it’s based on the classic Atari game. GREEN HORNET ’66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #1 OF 5 is by Fred Van Lente and Bob Q. ASH VS THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #1 is by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims with Mauro Vargas’ art. JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #1 OF 6 is by Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida while JUSTICE, INC: THE AVENGER-FACES OF JUSTICE #1 OF 4 is by Kyle Higgins and Joe Gentile with Alexandre Shibao’s artwork. SKIN & EARTH #1 OF 6 is written and illustrated by alt-pop phenomenon Lights. Collected editions include ARMY OF DARKNESS/ZENA, WARRIOR PRINCESS: FOREVER…AND A DAY TP, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: GODS & MONSTERS TP, FLASH GORDON: KINGS CROSS TP and RED SONJA: WORLDS AWAY, VOL. 1 TP. FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS offers THE THING FROM THE GRAVE AND OTHER STORIES HC featuring more than thirty EC classics from Tales From the Crypt, Vault of Horror, Haunt of Fear, etc. with Joe Orlando, Ray Bradbury, Al Feldstein and more. GALLERY13, a subsidiary of Simon & Schuster offers the ALONE TP, a black and white graphic novel in English for the first time, by master French illustrator Christophe Chaboute, a tale of a hermit in a lighthouse for fifty years finally making a connection with the boatman who brings his provisions. And they also have THE GOOD EARTH HC GN, Pearl S. Buck’s classic tale of China in the twenties adapted by artist Nick Bertozzi. HERMES PRESS mainly publishes collections of classic newspaper strips but they occasionally offer new material like THE PHANTOM: PRESIDENT KENNEDY’S MISSION #1 OF 5 written by science fiction author and frequent Phantom script writer Ron Goulart with Sean Joyce, a favorite Hollywood storyboard artist. LIONFORGE launches SUPERB #1 by David Walker and Sheena C. Howard with art by Ray-Anthony Height and LeBeau Underwood, set in Youngstown, Ohio where teen Kayla’s best childhood friend, Jonah is a super hero and has Down’s syndrome. The RICK AND MORTY: POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT #1 OF 5 from ONI PRESS is inspired by the Pocket Mortys mobile game and comes with cut out Pocket Morty cards. KAIJUMAX: SEASON 3, #1 offers a new jumping on point for Zander Cannon’s monster fest. PAPERCUTZ, the all age imprint of European publisher NBM
offers GUMBY #1 by Ray Fawkes and Kyle Baker under a Rick Geary cover. THE HOWLING: REVENGE OF THE WEREWOLF QUEEN #1 picks up where the 1981 film left off, from SPACE GOAT PUBLISHING. British publisher TITAN COMICS launches ROBOTECH #1 written by Brian Wood with Marco Turini’s art. THE DEATH OF STALIN HC, a ‘darkly comic tale about the power vacuum left behind by Stalin’s death’ is the book that inspired the new movie hitting theaters later this year. The TOTAL TANK GIRL OMNIBUS HC collects the three most recent graphic novels priced under twenty five dollars. Eisner Award Winner, THE BOOK OF BALLADS: THE ORIGINAL ART EDITION HC is Charles Vess’ greatest work, presented here in black and white and featuring stellar authors like Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, Jeff Smith and more. TOKYO POP offers DISNEY MANGA: TANGLED GN, the translated, all age edition of the film timed to coincide with the upcoming television series. UDON offers their annual STREET FIGHTER & FRIENDS 2017 SWIMSUIT SPECIAL. VALIANT expands on their breakout series of last year with FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 OF 4 by Jody Houser and Stephen Segovia. BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF #1 is a one shot by Eliot Rahal and Khari Evans. YOUNEEK STUDIOS releases MALIKA: WARRIOR QUEEN, VOL. 1 TP, the first six issues of the tale of 15th century African queen and military commander, the first issue will be available as a Free Comic Book Day selection. ZENESCOPE has VAN HELSING VS. THE WEREWOLF #1 OF 6 written by Chuck Dixon and BLACK FLAG #1 OF 6 written by Joe Brusha with Tom Derenick’s art, GRIMM FAIRY TALES: TAROT #1 OF 6 and ROBYN HOOD: THE HUNT #1 OF 6 and we reach the end of this months’ comic listings. The monthly catalog also has sections of books, magazines, trading cards, apparel, toys, models, the DC watch collection, statues, Funko pop figures, imported toys, collectibles, novelties, games and more and I’m happy to order any of these that may interest you so feel free to flip through the catalog next time you’re by!


    Each month I try to pick one comic that I think will be the best new comic of the month and it seems to get more difficult every month. Contenders this time are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Usagi Yojimbo one shot from IDW, Sacred Creatures #1, Generation Gone #1 and the Street Fighter Gang HC all from Image but my Pick of the Month for May has to be Matt Wagner’s MAGE: THE HERO DENIED #0. The second volume expanded so much on the first with some memorable characters like Kirby Hero and Jumpin’ Jehosophat that I can’t wait for more adventures!


    FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is this Saturday, the 6th of May. Everyone who attends can pick four free comics from the selection offered. There are fifty comics for FCBD 2017 and I’ve added an additional forty six from my stock and previous events, all of which are posted in eight pages on the Free Comic Book Day Event page which also has the original art work and collectibles that you could win through the Silent Auction (and bidding is already in progress). If you can’t make it to the shop that day you’re still invited to participate and you can do so through the event page which is here: (If you have a subscription but are unable to make it that day please feel free to look through the selections and email what four you would like and I’ll put them in your file.)


    A tremendous THANK YOU to all of you for your support and friendship is in order; you’ve supported my family and the quarterly charity events for more than a decade and a half now and I am humbled and grateful. Many of the customers that I served more than thirty years ago when I first began working at Fantasy Comics now shop here with their children and I am fortunate enough to have become friends with whole generations of families. Many of you know that I’m not getting rich selling comics but I truly thankful for the wealth of friendship and shared interests that I see each week. Thank you all! 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.


    If you’d prefer not receive this in the future please respond with UNSUBSCRIBE; I’m really not trying to spam you! I only send this to subscription customers or those who request it. (I won’t be insulted at all if you’d like to discontinue. When I proofread it each month I know first hand how tedious it can be.)


Comments are closed.