The October Previews catalog arrived on Wednesday 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 December 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.)
This month the theme is Prose to Panels celebrating mainstream authors whose works have come to comic shops in the form of serialized comics or graphic novels. If you’d like to follow along or see some images of covers and artwork you can go to www.PreviewsWorld.com and there are other articles at www.Scoop.PreviewsWorld.com, or you could sign up for the newsletter and maybe win prizes in the weekly giveaways at www.PreviewsWorld.com/subscribe.
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.
DARK HORSE: In their continued partnership with Nintendo THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: ART & ARTIFACTS HC features interviews with artists and select artwork from the entirety of the franchise. Continuing the story began in the Fire and Stone story, ♥ALIEN VS PREDATOR: LIFE AND DEATH #1 of 4 is by Dan Abnett and Brian Thies. ♥DEAD INSIDE #1 of 5 is written by John (Rumble) Arcudi with Toni (Veil) Fejzula’s artwork, a tale of murder behind bars that is set in the Jail Crimes Division of the Sheriff’s Office in Mariposa County. The DRAGON AGE: ADULT COLORING BOOK is self explanatory, and the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE SERPENT’S HEIR TP picks up after How to Train Your Dragon 2 by writer/director/producer Dean DeBois and artist Doug Wheatley; the stories will tie into an upcoming 2018 film. The HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: THE NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIPS HC collects for the first time the more than four years of the strips that ran in a limited number of newspapers. The ♥ANGEL CATBIRD, VOL. 2: TO CASTLE CATULA HC is the second offering by best selling novelist Margaret Atwood with Johnnie Christmas’ art featuring a foreword by G. Willow Wilson. Ron Randall’s bounty hunter Mercy St. Clair returns in an original graphic novel: TREKKER: RITES OF PASSAGE TP. Herman Melville’s great American novel is adapted to the graphic format with masterful black and white artwork by Christophe Chabouté. Sergio Aragonés’ latest is collected in the ♥GROO: FRAY OF THE GODS TP and Eisner Hall of Fame artist Richard Corben returns with ♥SHADOWS ON THE GRAVE #1 of 8, more supernatural horror in black and white. Collecting three volumes into one the EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ TARZAN: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS OMNIBUS, VOL. 1 TP has over seven hundred pages for less than thirty dollars.
DC: Joshua Williamson writes and Jason Fabok illustrates the highly anticipated ♥JUSTICE LEAGUE VS SUICIDE SQUAD #1 of 6. The ♥DC REBIRTH HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 is a ninety six page square bound one shot for under ten dollars makes a great stocking stuffer with a Flash Christmas, a Chanukah crisis for Huntress, Wonder Woman interrupting John Constantine’s pagan party and more with a framing sequence by Paul Dini. With over a dozen titles shipping twice monthly there are jumping on points for the Rebirth titles quite frequently. ♥AQUAMAN #12 begins the Deluge arc while ♥BATMAN #13 concludes the I Am Suicide story. ♥DEATHSTROKE #9 begins Four Days and ♥DETECTIVE COMICS #947 concludes The Victim Syndicate. ♥GREEN ARROW #12 begins Emerald Outlaw
♥HARLEY QUINN #10 will feature holiday tales, ♥JUSTICE LEAGUE #11 concludes the Outbreak tale and NEW SUPER-MAN #6 concludes the Made in China arc. ♥NIGHTWING #10 begins Bludhaven, ♥SUPERMAN #12 begins Sinister Purpose. The ♥ALL STAR BATMAN #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT and the ♥SUICIDE SQUAD #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT are both under six dollars with sixty four pages of pencils and scripts from Snyder and John Romita, Jr. for the former and Rob Williams, Jim Lee and Jason Fabok for the latter. Beyond the Rebirth titles this month we have INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US-GROUND ZERO #1 which will ship twice monthly. ♥SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER #1 of 4 is a forty eight page prestige format title by Caldecott Honor and Eisner Award winning author Mariko (This One Summer) Tamaki with artist Joëlle (Lady Killer) Jones’ artwork, a coming of age story dealing with super powered adolescent insecurities (and invulnerable zits). And ♥DIRECT CURRENTS #1 returns, a thirty two page free quarterly magazine with previews and exclusive sneak peaks into upcoming news, this one will have a first look at Super Sons and new info on the second wave of Rebirth titles. And, if you came late to the party the first Rebirth collected editions start arriving in January including ♥AQUAMAN, VOL. 1: THE DROWNING TP, ♥BATMAN, VOL. 1: I AM GOTHAM TP, ♥THE FLASH, VOL. 1: LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE TP, ♥GREEN ARROW, VOL. 1: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN TP, ♥GREEN LANTERNS, VOL. 1: RAGE PLANET TP, ♥JUSTICE LEAGUE, VOL. 1: THE EXTINCTION MACHINE TP, ♥NIGHTWING, VOL. 1: BETTER THAN BATMAN TP and ♥SUPERMAN, VOL. 1: SON OF SUPERMAN TP. Each of these collects either one through six or the Rebirth issue and one through five and they’re all priced under seventeen dollars. Other collected editions this month include BATGIRL, VOL. 3: POINT BLANK TP, the BLOODLINES TP, ♥HARLEY QUINN, VOL. 5: THE JOKER’S LAST LAUGH TP, ♥GRAYSON, VOL. 5: SPYRAL’S END TP, ♥JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED, VOL. 3: REUNITED TP, ♥STARFIRE, VOL. 2: A MATTER OF TIME TP and TEEN TITANS GO!, VOL. 3: MUMBO JUMBLE TP. Some of the older stories returning to print include Mike Grell’s GREEN ARROW, VOL. 7: HOMECOMING TP, BATMAN: ARKHAM-MAN-BAT TP collecting a bunch of encounters, ♥CATWOMAN, VOL. 6: FINAL JEOPARDY TP, GREEN LANTERN: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS: VOL. 1 HC, ♥CHECKMATE BY GREG RUCKA: BOOK 1 TP, GREEN LANTERN: HAL JORDAN, VOL. 1 TP collecting both of the Emerald Dawn tales, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS, VOL. 1 HC and SUPERMAN/BATMAN: SAGA OF THE SUPER-SONS TP collecting all the previous stories featuring the sons of Batman and Superman. From their creator owned imprint VERTIGO, comes ♥ASTRO CITY #41, a series that has been at other publishers, this issue is technically the one hundredth issue of the brilliant humanistic stories of life in a universe with super heroes and villains! And collected are ♥HELLBLAZER, VOL. 14: HIGHWATER TP written by Brian Azzarello and UNFOLLOW, VOL. 2: GOD IS WATCHING TP. Their collectible imprint, DC DIRECT has new statues: DC BOMBSHELLS: RAVEN STATUE based on the art of Ant Lucia, BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE based on Kim Jung Gi’s art, HARLEY QUINN: RED, WHITE AND BLACK STATUE-INJUSTICE 2 and the DCTV: SUPERGIRL STATUE. New action figures include the DC DESIGNER SERIES BY ANT LUCIA with figures for BATWOMAN, HARLEY QUINN, POISON IVY and WONDER WOMAN, and resolicited comes BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES-BATMAN, ROBIN AND MUTANT LEADER ACTION FIGURE 3-PACK, DC ICONS: STATIC MILESTONE ACTION FIGURE and DC ICONS: CYBORG DELUXE, DEATHSTROKE, SWAMP THING and WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURES.
IDW: Brilliant best selling author (and son of Stephen King) returns with a new story, ♥LOCKE & KEY: SMALL WORLD one shot with the usual Gabriel Rodriguez and Jay Fotos providing the artwork and there’s also the ♥LOCKE & KEY: SMALL WORLD DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION with additional script drafts, revisions, process pages from the artist and more. A couple of new collaborations with DC comics this month: ♥STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN, VOL. 2 #1 of 6 is by Mike Johnson and Angel Hernandez and the ♥LOVE IS LOVE book, over one hundred and forty pages for under ten dollars, this is a benefit book put together by Marc Andreyko and featuring Phil Jimenez, Steve Orlando, Paul Dini, Ming Doyle, Brian Bendis and more names than I can list here to honor and mourn those killed in Orlando this year and all proceeds to benefit victims, survivors and their families via Equality Florida Institute. All of these materials and creative output have been kindly donated and I have high hopes that this will sell a lot of copies. Meanwhile the company has been shaking up their licensed titles with their Revolution cross over which now leads into REVOLUTIONARIES #1 with the secrets of the Hasbro Universe revealed and a bonus MICRO COMIC VARIANT reprinting a lost tale written and illustrated by the late great Joe Kubert. Then G.I. JOE #1 with updated character designs and MICRO COMIC VARIANT #2 by Joe Kubert. TRANSFORMERS: LOST LIGHT #1 picks up after the More Than Meets the Eye series; the crew may be dead but the Lost Light lives on. Jim Zub writes DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: FROST GIANTS FURY #1 of 5 that ties into the Storm King’s Thunder Event; (if you play the RPG’s then you’ll know what I’m referring to). The rest of the band gets the spotlight in JEM & THE MISFITS #1 of 5, DRAGONLANCE: THE LEGEND OF HUMA TP is a collection adapting the novel by Richard A. Knaak, the ♥X-FILES X-MAS SPECIAL 2016 is a forty eight page one shot and the ♥ALEISTER ARCANE TP collects ths Steve Niles and Breehn Burns horror story now in film development starring Jim Carrey and directed by Eli Roth. GUMBALLS #1 is an alt-comics interpretation by Erin Nations. ♥MICHAEL Wm. KALUTA’S STARSTRUCK: ARTIST’S EDITION HC features scans of the original beautiful and meticulous artwork of what is, in my humble opinion perhaps the best science fiction graphic novel yet, written by Elaine Lee. Ask me to show you the trade paperback; it’s incredible! The book is almost one hundred and fifty pages for one hundred and fifty dollars.
IMAGE: ♥MOTOR CRUSH #1 is by the team who revamped Batgirl, Brendon Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr, a story of motorcycle wars and an engine boosting ‘machine narcotic’ known as ‘Crush’. ♥ROCKSTARS #1 is by Joe (Snowfall, X-Files) Harris and newcomer Megan Hutchison involving a legendary band, demonic possession and sacrifices to the dark gods of rock. ♥BLACK SCIENCE #26 begins the sixth arc, CYBERFORCE: ARTIFACTS #0 is three stories tied into the Darkness and Witchblade continuity. New story arcs begin in ♥DESCENDER #17 as well as DRIFTER #15 and ♥EAST OF WEST #30. PETER PANZERFAUST #25 is the grand finale of Peter’s journey while these series’ reach milestone issues: ♥DEADLY CLASS #25, ELEPHANTMEN #75 and SHUTTER #25. The epic poem having endured for a thousand years is faithfully adapted and translated to English for the first time in the ♥BEOWULF HC by Santiago García and David Rubín, Collected editions include the ♥EDEN’S FALL TP, the ♥MIDNIGHT OF THE SOUL TP, SCOOTER GIRL TP, THROWAWAYS, VOL. 1 TP, ♥THE BEAUTY, VOL. 2 TP, ♥BIRTHRIGHT, VOL. 4: FAMILY HISTORY TP, ♥BLACK SCIENCE, VOL. 5: TRUE ATONEMENT TP, I HATE FAIRYLAND, VOL. 2: FLUFF MY LIFE TP, ♥INVINCIBLE, VOL. 23 TP, MANIFEST DESTINY, VOL. 4: SASQUATCH TP, ♥POSTAL, VOL. 4 TP, ♥RUMBLE, VOL. 3: IMMORTAL COIL TP and the SPREAD, VOL. 3: NO SAFE PLACE TP.
MARVEL: Although the current Civil War II cross over series won’t ship the final issue until the end of December the next big event will begin two weeks earlier, IVX #1 of 6. (Strangely enough I ordered the first issue last month and the second issue is not offered this month.) But there are a bunch of new series’ beginning as part of the latest ‘Now’ reboot include NOW U.S.AVENGERS #1 by Al Ewing and Paco Medina and this is A.I.M. with a team of patriots and this issue will have one variant cover for every state in the union plus half a dozen others; about fifty six covers all told. Also NOW MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #0 by Margaret Stohl and Ramon Rosanas, ♥NOW HULK #1 by Mariko Tamaki and Nico Leon featuring Jennifer Walters, NOW HAWKEYE #1 by Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero featuring Kate Bishop, NOW SLAPSTICK #1 by Reilly Brown and Fred Van Lente with art by Diego Olortegui, NOW NOVA #1 by Jeff Loveness and Ramón Pérez featuring classified (but you already know), NOW ROCKET RACCOON #1 by Matthew Rosenberg and Jorge Coelho, ♥NOW STAR-LORD #1 by Chip Zdarsky and Kris Anka and ♥NOW GAMORA #1 by Nicole Perlman and Marco Checchetto. ♥CLONE CONSPIRACY #3 of 5 by Dan Slott and Jim Cheung will have tie ins in SILK #15, PROWLER #3 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22 this month. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #2 features Riri Williams, ♥TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #13 by Greg Pak and Luke Ross will guest star the Brooklyn Net’s Jeremy Linn. UNCANNY AVENGERS #17 and #18 are Civil War II aftermath stories, SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #12 is a special holiday issue as is the ♥POWER MAN AND IRON FIST: SWEET CHRISTMAS ANNUAL #1 by David F. Walker and Scott Hepburn. In ♥DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #3 by Robbie Thompson and Javier Rodriguez one of the Sorcerers Supreme meets their end. DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER: MAGIC BULLETS #1 of 4 is by John Barber with art by Andrea Broccardo and Jason Muhr. The GWENPOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL: MERRY MIX-UP is sixty four pages of short stories by lots of creators. (Just to clarify, I put the little hearts alongside books that I suspect will be good and I base that on the creators assigned to the title. There are a lot of creators here that I’m unfamiliar with.) I feel that the best titles at Marvel these days are the ones that often aren’t involved in the big events but are solidly written by top creators. Jason Aaron’s work on ♥THE MIGHTY THOR #14, ♥DOCTOR STRANGE #15 and ♥THE UNWORTHY THOR #2 of 5, Nick Spencer’s work on ♥CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #16 and ♥CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #8, Brian Michael Bendis’ work on ♥SPIDER-MAN #11, Jeff Lemire’s ♥THANOS #2, ♥OLD MAN LOGAN #15 and ♥MOON KNIGHT #9, Becky Cloonan’s ♥PUNISHER #8, James Robinson’s ♥SQUADRON SUPREME #14, Waid and Samnee’s ♥BLACK WIDOW #9 and Slott and Allred’s ♥SILVER SURFER #10, just nominated for an Eisner but facing cancellation are all books that I’d recommend to the many Marvel fans that have expressed displeasure with the publisher’s current direction. A new ongoing series in the Lucasfilm franchise has yet to be revealed, currently being called STAR WARS CLASSIFIED #1, written by Kieron Gillen with Kev Walker will begin in December. Deluxe collected editions this month include the CIVIL WAR II HC plus some older material in the WAR OF KINGS PRELUDE: ROAD TO WAR OF KINGS OMNIBUS HC, a new printing of ♥DAREDEVIL BY ED BRUBAKER & MICHAEL LARK OMNIBUS, VOL. 1 HC, the X-MEN LEGACY: LEGION OMNIBUS HC and, for three hundred and fifty dollars the STAR WARS BOX SET SLIPCASE which has the seven film adaptations, the ‘Shattered Empire’ book, a book of the first two arcs of the current ‘Star Wars’ series, the first two volumes of the current ‘Darth Vader’ series, a book with the three character series’ ‘Princess Leia’, ‘Chewbacca’ and ‘Lando’ plus a book with all of the covers in a fancy box plus an exclusive poster. In soft cover format comes more of the Civil War II tie in books: ♥CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON, VOL. 3: CIVIL WAR II TP, the ♥TOTALLY AWESOME HULK, VOL. 2: CIVIL WAR II TP, SPIDER-MAN 2099, VOL. 5: CIVIL WAR II TP and SPIDER-WOMAN: SHIFTING GEARS, VOL. 2: CIVIL WAR II TP. There’s also ♥BLACK PANTHER: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET, BOOK 2 TP, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: WORLDWIDE, VOL. 4 TP, SPIDEY, VOL. 2: AFTER-SCHOOL SPECIAL TP, A-FORCE, VOL. 2: RAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF THE LIGHT TP, MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR, VOL. 2: COSMIC COOTIES TP, NOVA: THE HUMAN ROCKET, VOL. 2: AFTER BURN TP, THUNDERBOLTS, VOL. 1: THERE IS NO HIGH ROAD TP, ♥SCARLET WITCH, VOL. 2: WORLD OF WITCHCRAFT TP, ♥OLD MAN LOGAN, VOL. 3: THE LAST RONIN TP, ♥NIGHTHAWK: HATE MAKES HATE TP, ♥AVENGERS: ENDLESS WARTIME TP by Warren Ellis, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN, VOL. 1: REBOOT TP, ♥THE MIGHTY THOR, VOL. 1: THUNDER IN HER VEINS TP plus some older material in the MONSTERS UNLEASHED PRELUDE TP. STAR WARS, VOL. 4: LAST FLIGHT OF THE HARBINGER TP collects issues twenty through twenty five while the ♥STAR WARS LEGENDS-EPIC COLLECTION: THE CLONE WARS, VOL. 1 TP collects over four hundred pages of the Dark Horse tales. Other older series’ returning to print include GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: ROAD TO ANNIHILATION, VOL. 1 TP, LUKE CAGE, IRON FIST & THE HEROES FOR HIRE, VOL. 2 TP, INCREDIBLE HULK-EPIC COLLECTION: FUTURE IMPERFECT TP, ♥NEW AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, VOL. 1 TP, WOLVERINE BY DANIEL WAY: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, VOL. 1 TP, KA-ZAR: SAVAGE DAWN TP, WOLVERINE: WEAPON X UNBOUND TP, a new oversize book: HEROES OF POWER: THE WOMEN OF MARVEL-ALL-NEW MARVEL TREASURY EDITION TP and for all ages the MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VS THE SINISTER SIX, VOL. 1 DIGEST.
INDEPENDENTS: Peter (Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man 2099) David’s novel get’s adapted to comics at ACTION LAB with PETER DAVID’S ARTFUL #1, tales of the Artful Dodger from Oliver Twist with the added twist of vampires. AFTERSHOCK collects Adam Glass and Patrick Oliffe’s first arc in the ♥ROUGH RIDERS, VOL. 1 TP featuring historical figures Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Houdini, Annie Oakely, Thomas Edison, Jack Johnson and more in a supernatural steampunk adventure. Eric Powell is offering second printings on the first two issues of his latest sold out book from his ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS along with the latest issue, ♥HILLBILLY #7 and for ten dollars he’s also offering ♥CHIMICHANGA #1 SIGNED & RESKETCHED EDITION. Writer and artist Rod Espinosa offers the ♥ALEXANDER HAMILTON one shot, a biographical comic of the founding father who began our financial system from ANTARCTIC PRESS. Customers often comment on the profusion of variant covers associated with the new ARCHIE titles; this month they offer two collections: ♥ARCHIE: NEW RIVERDALE COVER BOOK and ♥BETTY & VERONICA: NEW RIVERDALE COVER BOOK, eighty eight pages each of all the variants for under six dollars. And they offer the new REGGIE AND ME #1 written by Tom DeFalco with art by Sandy Jarrell (and, yes, with ten different covers). ASPEN STUDIOS offers EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS: ENEMIES AMONG US, a one shot by David Wohl and Vince Hernandez with art by Randy Green and Guiseppe Cafaro. Keiron Gillen’s tale of super heroes in history returns with the UBER SPECIAL #1 telling the origins of all three German battleships and UBER: INVASION #1 from AVATAR. The ♥LADY MECHANIKA STEAMPUNK COLORING BOOK from BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS is just what the title says. BLACK MASK begins the third series, ♥GODKILLER: TOMORROW’S ASHES #1 by Anna Wieszczyk and Matteo Pizzolo and the first two volumes in the ♥GODKILLER: WALK AMONG US TP, this is definitely for mature readers. BOOM! STUDIOS offers a big one shot by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora, ♥KLAUS AND THE WITCH OF WINTER #1, their imprint ARCHAIA has ♥JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: GIANTS #1 of 4 following the previous wonderful series’ ‘Dragons’ and ‘Witches’ and their all age imprint, KaBOOM has the STEVEN UNIVERSE 2016 SPECIAL #1 as well as the ♥OVER THE GARDEN WALL, VOL. 1 TP. DYNAMITE does a cross over with DC with their ♥WONDER WOMAN ’77 MEETS THE BIONIC WOMAN #1 of 6 written by Andy Mangels with art by Judit Tondora. They also offer ♥RED SONJA #0, launching a new series with new creative team Amy (Poison Ivy) Chu and Carlos Gomez and this introductory issue will be priced at just a quarter. Also Edgar Award winning author David Liss writes ♥GREEN HORNET: REIGN OF THE DEMON #1 of 4 with art by Kewber Baal. Charlaine (Sookie Steakhouse) Harris’ ♥GRAVE SURPRISE HC adapts the best selling novel with art by Ilias Kyriazis and is also available in a signed edition. Grant Morrison continues his one year as Editor-in-Chief at HEAVY METAL contributing two stories to ♥HEAVY METAL #284: Mythopia with layouts by publisher Kevin Eastman and art by Bill Sienkiewicz and the second being The Savage Sword of Jesus Christ. PAPERCUTZ offers DISNEY GREAT PARODIES, VOL. 1: MICKEY’S INFERNO GN, yes, a retelling of Dante Aligheri’s Inferno starring Mickey Mouse. HOOKJAW #1 of 5 from TITAN is written by Si Spurrier, a series that was originally banned due to excessive violence when it first ran in ‘2000 A.D.’; now the killer great white returns. DOCTOR WHO: 10TH-YEAR THREE #1 is offered along with TORCHWOOD II #1, and, for fans of Pacific Rim comes the apocalyptic WORLD WAR X #1 of 6 by Jerry (The Metabarons) Frissen and Peter (A God Somewhere) Snejbjerg. 215 INK begins DOCTOR CROWE #1 by Corey Fryia with Matt Horak, described as the Shadow and Hellboy by way of Steampunk. UDON ENTERTAINMENT offers the STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED ANNUAL #1 written by Jim Zub. With VALIANT‘s launch of ♥DIVINITY III #1 of 4, the Valiant Universe you know is gone; only the ‘StalinVerse’ remains; this one is in prestige format and written by Matt Kindt with art by Trevor Harisine. The first of four one shot tie ins is ♥DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT by Jeff Lemire and Clayton Crain. Manga publisher VIZ MEDIA offers ♥TOMIE: COMPLETE DELUXE EDITION HC, Junji Ito’s debut series, previously released as volumes titled ‘Museum of Terror’ by Dark Horse. And they also offer ♥THE POKÉMON COOKBOOK HC with thirty five fun and easy recipes from desserts to pizza that look like your favorite Pokémon characters. Z2
COMICS offers ♥GRAVE LILIES #1 written by Cullen (Harrow County) Bunn with art by George Kambadais, a tale of a mysterious explosion that imbues five women with remarkable abilities. And after ending with issue one hundred and fifty a few weeks back ZENESCOPE starts again with GRIMM FAIRY TALES #1 as well as CINDERELLA: SERIAL KILLER PRINCESS #1 of 4 and they also have THE JUNGLE BOOK: 2016 HOLIDAY SPECIAL.
That’s the end of the comic listings for this month’s catalog. There are also sections for books like ♥KRAZY: THE BLACK AND WHITE WORLD OF GEORGE HERRIMAN HC, a biography of the creator of Krazy Kat, magazines like BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH MAGAZINE: TIM BURTON COMMEMORATIVE EDITION, trading cards like the STAR TREK 50TH ANNIVERSARY TRADING CARDS, apparel like the BUCKAROO BANZAI INSTITUTE BLACK HOODIE, toys & models like the AVENGERS LEGENDS GEAR: IRON MAN ELECTRONIC HELMET, import toys like the BATMAN & ROBIN ARTFX+ STATUE TWO PACK and games like the BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: ALMOST GOT ‘IM CARD GAME so feel free to flip through the catalog when you stop by; I’m happy to order whatever you’d like.
Every month I like to pick one book that I think will be the best new title from the catalog and the collaboration between DC and IDW, ♥LOVE IS LOVE fits the bill. A plethora of top creators donating their time and talent to publish a benefit book to honor and mourn those killed in Orlando this year with all proceeds to benefit victims, survivors and their families via Equality Florida Institute is a testament to the strength and generosity of the comics community as well as social commentary for yet another American tragedy; this is my Pick of the Month.
Saturday, October 28th is HALLOWEEN COMIC FEST 2016! Please mark you calendars and be sure to stop by, costumes welcome, and choose four free Halloween themed comics from a selection that I will provide. There will be a bunch of very talented artists on hand who are donating seven hours of their time and talent to provide free sketches. There will be a one dollar raffle to win graphic novels and action figures. There will be a silent auction to win original artwork as well as rare collectibles and all the money raised will be donated to the wonderful local organization YOUTH ON THEIR OWN, a group that makes sure that Tucson’s homeless teens can acquire their High School diplomas. Check out their good works here: https://yoto.org/ and then be sure to be here to help then continue their good works on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, all day, from Ten AM until Five PM.
Thank you all for your support, your orders and your friendship; I am honored by the trust you place in me to keep your collections current and your reading fun and fortunate to see you and your families grow, reading and sharing your interests. Thank you!