October 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

    The October Previews catalog arrived on Wednesday, September twenty seventh. (I’ll do my best to get this to you by the first of October.) These solicitations are for comics and products that will begin shipping in December of 2017. I will try to point out the new and notable items that I think might interest you. If there’s anything that you’d like, please try to let me know by the twenty first of the 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 is ‘Video Game Month’ so there will be comics and collections related to video games including the online multiplayer type and those, like Lara Croft who have had long running comic book series. If you’d like more information or would like to see some images of covers and artwork you can go to www.PreviewsWorld.com
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    DARK HORSE: The INCOGNEGRO: A GRAPHIC MYSTERY HC is an unsettling crime story involving a black mans’ murder of a white woman written by Matt Johnson, illustrated in black and white by Warren Pleece and edited by Karen Berger. Matt Johnson has earned a place among relevant African-American writers with his fiction and non fiction writings and this newly remastered edition comes back to print to commemorate it’s tenth anniversary. EMPOWERED & SISTAH SPOOKY’S HIGH SCHOOL HELL #1 OF 6 is the first standard sized comic series for this long running title written by Adam Warren with art by Carla ‘Speed’ McNeil. JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE-FLESH & BLOOD #1 OF 2 begins a new arc, written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden with the art of Patric Reynolds and, in time for the holidays comes HELLBOY: KRAMPUSNACHT #1, a Christmas Hellboy tale written by Mignola with art by Adam Hughes. The AMERICAN GODS, VOL. 1: SHADOWS HC collects the first nine issues of the brilliant adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel, currently being serialized for television on the Starz network. The MOEBIUS LIBRARY: INSIDE MOEBIUS HC, VOL. 01 begins collecting the artists personal journey through his worlds as he meets his characters; this will be the first time this material has been translated to English. THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS TP is an anthology and a follow up to the ‘Secret Loves of Geek Girls’ with creators Margaret Atwood, Gerard Way, Becky Cloonan and more. TROLLHUNTERS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF TROLLKIND TP is based on Guillermo Del Toro’s Emmy Award winning program, written by the series’ writer and executive producer Marc Guggenheim and Richard (How to Train Your Dragon) Hamilton with Timothy Green’s artwork. GIANTS #1 OF 5 by Carlos and Miguel Valderrama has humanity living underground due to a race of giants but two ambitious orphans decide to take matters into their own hands. REBELS: THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES TP collects the eight issue second arc of Brian Wood’s captivating story of the Battle of 1812. The PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GREATEST SHOW UNEARTHED HC has the zombies running the ‘Big Z’s Adequately Amazing Flytrap Circus’ to lure plants into their trap, eighty pages priced under ten dollars.

    DC: ‘The New Age of Heroes’ begins with three titles and more to follow, each having fold out covers that open vertically. DAMAGE #1 is written by Robert Venditti with Tony Daniel and Danny Miki providing the art, where our hero turns out of control monster for one hour per day and is tasked as the governments own ticking time bomb. IMMORTAL MEN #1 is written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, the story of heroes who have protected Earth since the dawn of man, now facing a threat to all they’ve accomplished. SILENCER #1 is by Dan Abnett with art by John Romita, Jr. and Sandra Hope telling of one of the world’s deadliest assassins who is so good that you’ve never heard of her. Then it’s round two with BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #1 OF 6 by the same team of James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams III where Donatello unwittingly switches dimensions with Bane. The DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2017 is almost one hundred pages for under ten dollars with more than a dozen top creators including Greg Rucka, Tom King, Jeff Lemire, Denny O’Neil and more writing and Steve Epting, Rafael Albuquerque, Neil Googe and more illustrating. Here is a list of jumping on points for the December releases: ACTION COMICS #993 begins ‘Booster Shot’ by Dan Jurgens and Joe Prado, AQUAMAN #31 begins ‘Take Back the Throne’ by Dan Abnett and Riccardo Federici and BATGIRL #18 by Hope Larson and Sami Basri is a Christmas tale guest starring Harley Quinn. BATMAN #36 begins ‘Superfriends’ by Tom King and Clay Mann, BATWOMAN #10 by Marguerite Bennett and Scott Godlewski begins ‘Home Horrors’ and CYBORG #19 By Kevin Greivoux and Will Conrad begins ‘Wretched of the Earth’. Deathstroke #26 begins ‘The Fall of Slade’ by Christopher Priest with art by Diogenes Neves and Jason Paz, THE FLASH #36 begins ‘A Cold Day in Hell’ by Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter and GREEN LANTERNS #37 is part one of ‘Peacekeepers’ by Tim Seeley with Carlo Barberi and Matt Santorelli providing the artwork. Christopher Priest and Pete Woods begin ‘Lost’ in JUSTICE LEAGUE #34 where a sleep deprived Batman makes a crucial error that leads to an unthinkable tragedy. JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21 by Steve Orlando and Stephen Byrne has the Ray quitting the team and returning home to find another hero protecting his hometown in ‘Against the Invisible God’. The oversize final issue of KAMANDI CHALLENGE #12 OF 12 will be by the stellar team of Gail Simone and Ryan Sook. NIGHTWING #35 by Sam Humphries and Bernard Chang finds Dick finally settled in Blüdhaven when a case from his past in Gotham City shows up in part one of ‘The Untouchable: Hunters’. The ‘Super Sons of Tomorrow’ begins in SUPERMAN #37 by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason with Doug Mahnke and Jaime Mendoza’s art, continues in SUPER SONS #11 by Tomasi and Jorge Jimenez and TEEN TITANS #15 by Tomasi and Francis Manapul where the Teen Titans battle the Super Sons. Dan Abnett and Brett Booth with Norm Rapmund begin ‘The Rise of Troia’ in TITANS #18 and Rob Williams and V. Ken Marion with Sandu Florea have a New Year’s Eve tale titled ‘Old Acquaintances’ in TRINITY #16. New Rebirth collected editions include AQUAMAN TP, VOL. 4: UNDERWORLD with issues twenty five through thirty, BATMAN BEYOND TP, VOL. 2: RISE OF THE DEMON with six through twelve, HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP, VOL. 4: FRACTURE with twenty two through twenty nine, HARLEY QUINN TP, VOL. 4: SURPRISE SURPRISE with twenty two through twenty seven plus the Twenty Fifth Anniversary Special and NIGHTWING TP, VOL. 4: BLOCKBUSTER with twenty two through twenty eight. Other collections include SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL TP, VOL. 2: LITTLE RUNAWAY with issues seven through twelve, ANARKY: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP with issues one through eight by Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle with Joe Rubenstein, AQUAMAN: THE WATERBEARER TP back in print with the Rick Veitch story where Arthur’s missing hand becomes one of water with magical properties, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT TP, VOL. 3 with issue zero, twenty four through thirty one plus the second Annual, BLACK LIGHTNING TP, VOL. 2 with never before reprinted tales from throughout the DCU, CAPTAIN ATOM: THE FALL & RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM TP with the recent six part series, CHECKMATE BY GREG RUCKA TP, VOL. 2 with issues thirteen through twenty five plus Outsiders forty seven through forty nine, HARLEY QUINN & THE GOTHAM CITY SIRENS OMNIBUS HC with the whole twenty six issue series plus Catwoman issue eighty three, INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US-YEAR THREE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP with the whole twelve issue run, GREEN ARROW: THE ARCHER’S QUEST TP returns to print with sixteen through twenty one by Brad Meltzer and Phil Hester with Ande Parks, GREEN ARROW TP, VOL. 9: OLD TRICKS with issues seventy three through eighty plus the four issue ‘Green Arrow: The Wonder Years limited series, LOBO BY KEITH GIFFEN & ALAN GRANT TP, VOL. 1 which has Lobo one through four, Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special, Lobo’s Back one through four, Lobo: Blazing Chain of Love and the Lobo Convention Special, SUICIDE SQUAD: THE SILVER AGE TP with all the early stories from six issues of the Brave and the Bold and eleven from Star Spangled War Stories, SUPERBOY TP, VOL. 1 with issues zero through eleven taking place right after the Death of Superman, SUPER POWERS BY JACK KIRBY TP with one through five plus volume two, one through six, SUPERGIRL TP, VOL. 4 with thirty four to forty three from the 2000 series, SUPERGIRL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS HC, VOL. 2 with fifty eight tales from the sixties, SUPERMAN: EXILES AND OTHER STORIES OMNIBUS HC with thirty five adventures leading up to the Death of Superman, SUPERMAN: THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN TP collecting Neal Adams’ six issues, TALES OF THE BATMAN: GENE COLAN HC, VOL. 2 with seventeen tales from Detective, Batman and World’s Finest and
VIGILANTE: SOUTHLAND TP with the recent six issue series. Their creator owned imprint, VERTIGO collects DOOM PATROL TP: BOOK 4 with issues sixty four through seventy four plus the fourth Annual and a story from Vertigo Jam #2 written by Rachel Pollack and HELLBLAZER TP, VOL. 18: THE GIFT with issues two hundred and two through two hundred and fifteen by Mike Carey and Denise Mina. Their collectible imprint, DC DIRECT has the DC DESIGNER SERIES: BATMAN BY MIKE MIGNOLA STATUE, the DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: GREEN LANTERN-JESSICA CRUZ STATUE, the HARLEY QUINN: RED WHITE & BLACK STATUE BY BABS TARR, the BATMAN VS JOKER: LAFF CO. BATTLE STATUE, DC COVER GIRLS: SUPERGIRL BY JOELLE JONES STATUE, BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY JONATHAN MATTHEWS and the BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES JOKERMOBILE.

    IDW: As part of their new Black Crown line, Idea & Design Works launches ASSASSINISTAS #1 written by Tini Howard and illustrated by Gilberto (Love & Rockets) Hernandez relating a story of our characters in two phases; ‘Then’ when they were young mercenaries and ‘Now’ when they’re older with families, jobs and responsibilities. 30 DAYS OF NIGHT #1 OF 6 is the original story written by Steve Niles but now reimagined with artist Piotr (Sex) Kowalski as the long Alaskan night brings a month of terror; original series artist Ben Templesmith will provide covers. BACK TO THE FUTURE: TIME TRAIN #1 takes place in 1983 after the end of the third film, by Bob Gale and John Barber with Megan Leven’s art. Now that the First Strike cross over has ended IDW returns to their licensed properties with SCARLETT’S STRIKE FORCE #1 OF 8, the G.I. Joe team now joined by M.A.S.K. and Transformers in the battle against Cobra, ROM & THE MICRONAUTS #1 OF 5 from Christos Gage and Paolo Villanelli and TRANSFORMERS VS THE VISIONARIES #1 OF 5 introducing magical refugees from another world by Magdalene (Kim & Kim) Visaggio and Fico Ossio. New specials include the TRANSFORMERS: TILL ALL ARE ONE ANNUAL 2017 and the MY LITTLE PONY HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2017. The forty eight page HASBRO TOY BOX QUARTERLY has reprints of kid friendly tales from My Little Pony, Hanazuki and Equestria Girls and ANGRY BIRDS QUARTERLY: MONSTERS & MISTLETOE in the same format both priced under six dollars. The STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION is eighty pages priced under ten dollars written by Alessandro Ferrari with Disney style animation artwork. LOVECRAFT: THE CALL OF CTHULHU HC collects three beautiful black and white adaptations from the eighties illustrated by Esteban Moroto, eighty pages priced under twenty dollars. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN HC collects the great American novel with over twenty illustrations by Eric (The Goon) Powell, a companion piece to the Tom Sawyer edition that IDW released a couple of years back. Ben Templesmith writes and illustrates the WORMWOOD: GENTLEMAN CORPSE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.

    IMAGE: John Arcudi returns with a new RUMBLE #1 with new series artist David Rubin and Top Cow’s long running series also returns with WITCHBLADE #1 written by Caitlin Kittridredge with art by Roberta Ingranata and Bryan Valenza. Bryan (Postal) Hill and Rhoald Marcellius begin BONEHEADS #1, a tale of technological and human revolution with the title characters being members of parkour gangs with neuro linked helmets to augment their abilities. Charles Soule and Mike Norton give us the one shot CURSE WORDS HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 and Richard Starkings long running series comes to an end with ELEPHANTMEN #80. Ram V writes and Dev Pramanik and Dehrbhla provides that art for PARADISO #1, a post apocalyptic tale of redemption in a sentient city where the technology no longer works. SLEEPLESS #1 is the new romantic fantasy from Sarah (Eternal Empire) Vaughn and Leila (Shutter) Del Duca with Alissa Sallah. You would need an awfully big stocking to stuff all of this years’ holiday specials; the SPAWN HOLIDAY KRAMPUS TALE #1 is a one shot from Todd McFarlane, Ben Timmreck and Jordan Butler while the WICKED + DIVINE CHRISTMAS ANNUAL is from Keiron Gillen illustrated by Kris Anka and others. New collections include the BITCH PLANET: TRIPLE FEATURE TP, VOL. 1, the controversial DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA TP, the ELSEWHERE TP, VOL. 1, the GENERATION GONE TP, VOL. 1, the GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS TP, the HAPPY DELUXE EDITION TP with ten additional pages to coincide with the release of the animated film that debuts on SyFy in November, the KILL THE MINOTAUR TP and the MOONSTRUCK TP, VOL. 1. A few series’ beginning new arcs include BLACK CLOUD #6, OUTCAST #32, THROWAWAYS #10 and YOUNGBLOOD #7. RINGSIDE #15 is the final issue of the series and other collected editions this month include Matt Wagner’s MAGE-BOOK TWO: THE HERO DEFINED, VOL. 3 TP, POSTAL, VOL. 6 TP and SAGA, VOL. 8 TP. And Image has an expanded merchandise section this month featuring a bunch of tee shirts, enamel pins, patches, socks and action figures!

    MARVEL: I’m not sure of the reasoning behind this but quite often Marvel will keep secrets from the public and the retailers alike, which makes it very hard to place orders and this is another of those situations; they would like me to commit to a ‘launch party’ for AVENGERS #675 and it has eight different variant covers but the writer, artist and content are ‘classified’ and I’m sorry to say that the same holds true for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #150 offered with seven different variants. PHOENIX RESURRECTION: THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY #1 OF 5 is a forty page comic priced under five dollars by Matthew Rosenberg and Leinil Yu with the return of the adult Jean Grey. MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1 begins the ‘Fate of the Four’ although there’s no information as to whether this is an ongoing series, a limited series or a one shot but it features Ben and Johnny and is written by Chip Zdarsky and illustrated by Jim Cheung. BLACK BOLT #8 by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward begins ‘The Midnight King Returns to Earth’, MS MARVEL #25 by G. Willow Wilson and Nico Leon begins ‘Teenage Wasteland’, GENERATION X #85 by Christina Strain and Amilcar Pinna begins ‘OG Gen X’, WEAPON X #12 begins ‘Nuke-Clear’ War’ by Greg Pak and Ylidiray Cinar, HAWKEYE #13 by Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero is part one of ‘Family Reunion’ as Clint shows up in L. A. and the UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #27 is ‘The Forbidden Pla-Nut’ part one by Ryan North and Erica Henderson. TALES OF SUSPENSE #100 is by Matthew Rosenberg and Travel Foreman featuring Hawkeye (Clint)
and the Winter Soldier investigating Black Widow‘s death in ‘Red Ledger’ part one of five. Justin Jordan writes and Francesco Gaston illustrates MONSTERS UNLEASHED #9 beginning ‘Learning Curve’ and ICEMAN #8 by Sina Grace and Robert Gill begins ‘Iceman VS Iceman’. The one shot, VENOM INC.: ALPHA #1 by Dan Slott and Mike Costa with Ryan Stegman’s art features Peter Parker, Eddie Brock and Flash Thompson and will cross over into AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792 by Slott and Stegman, VENOM #159 by Costa and Gerardo Sandoval and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #793 this month. A surprise series that has generated much anticipation as well as a lot of pre-orders is X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN #1 OF 2; these are two fourty eight page books priced under six dollars each written and illustrated by Ed (Hip-Hop Family Tree) Piskor. The first in a trilogy, the series will chronicle all of the high points in mutant history beginning here with the Professor, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel and Beast. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI-STORMS OF CRAIT #1 is a one shot with backstory to December’s new film written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker with the art of Mike Mayhew. Deluxe collected editions include MIGHTY THOR, VOL. 4: THE WAR THOR PREMIERE HC, the VISION: DIRECTOR’S CUT HC, X-MEN: LEGION QUEST HC and STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE-THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY HC. In soft cover they’re offering MARVEL’S BLACK PANTHER PRELUDE TP, a prequel to the film, BLACK PANTHER BY REGINALD HUDLIN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, VOL. 2 TP, BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR-THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP, BLACK PANTHER: PANTHER’S QUEST TP, a COLOR YOUR OWN BLACK PANTHER book and an all age BLACK PANTHER DIGEST. They also offer the VENOMVERSE TP, ICEMAN, VOL. 1: THAWING OUT TP, SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL, VOL. 4: SERIOUS BUSINESS TP, the MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL, VOL. 2: BAND OF SISTERS TP, THANOS, VOL. 2: THE GOD QUARRY TP, IMMORTAL IRON FISTS TP collecting Kaare Andrews series for the first time, SHE-HULK, VOL. 2: LET THEM EAT CAKE TP, DOCTOR STRANGE, VOL. 5 TP, MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR, VOL. 4: GIRL-MOON TP and returning to print POWER PACK CLASSIC, VOL. 1 TP and THOR BY WALTER SIMONSON, VOL. 2 TP.

    INDEPENDENTS: Dave Sim continues his photo fumetti’s with THE VARK KNIGHT RETURNS #1 at his publishing company, AARDVARK-VANAHEIM while Terry Moore releases his 25TH ANNIVERSARY SKETCHBOOK: 8,800 DAYS OF BLONDES, BRUNETTES & BOZOS from his ABSTRACT STUDIOS. JUPITER JET #1 begins a new all age series at ACTION LAB. A new collected edition and two new series from AFTERSHOCK this month: BABYTEETH, VOL. 1 TP collects one through five of the horror series by Donny (Redneck) Cates and Garry Brown, MONSTRO MECHANICA #1 is by Paul (TMNT) Allor and Chris (Wynonna Earp) Evenhuis starring Leonardo DaVinci, his apprentice, Isabel and their nine foot wooden robot and BACKWAYS #1 is from Justin (Luther Strode) Jordan and Eleonora (Batgirl) Carlini, a tale of magic and mystery and mayhem aimed at fans of Harry Potter and Narnia. CASPER & WENDY #1 features new stories in the classic Harvey style from AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRESS who also offers the STARGATE ATLANTIS/STARGATE UNIVERSE ANNUAL #1, a regular sized comic with two stories. Two holiday offerings from ANTARCTIC PRESS: the GOLD DIGGER CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #11 and the STEAM WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL #3. The MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #4: X-MEN is this months’ digest from ARCHIE COMICS, each one printed just once with stories from throughout the teams’ history and they also start a new ongoing series with the MIGHTY CRUSADERS #1, a super hero team from the mid sixties re-imagined for today, by Ian Flynn and Kelsey Shannon. Collections include HANGMAN, VOL. 1 TP by Frank (Wolverine) Tieri and Felix (Halo) Ruiz, a violent and supernatural vigilante adventure that will appeal to Punisher fans, and LIFE WITH KEVIN, VOL. 1 TP with the five issue coming of age story. BONGO COMICS and United Plankton Pictures has SPONGEBOB COMICS #75 which is written and illustrated by James Kochalka! BOOM! STUDIOS launches JUDAS #1 OF 4 by Jeff (Nova) Loveness and Jakub Rebelka a Biblical tale highlighting the sacrifice that Judas Iscariot made for a faith built on redemption and forgiveness. KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE #1 is a one shot from Grant Morrison and Dan Mora as our hero goes after the Pola Cola company for exploiting Christmas as a marketing tool. THE EXPANSE: ORIGINS OGN TP is based on the books and tied to the television series. The GRASS KINGS, VOL. 1 HC collects the first six issues of the acclaimed series by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins. Their ARCHAIA imprint offers JIM HENSON-STORYTELLER: FAIRIES #1 OF 4 and, as in the previous series’ each issue will feature a different creator and a complete tale. Their all age KaBOOM imprint launches ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #1 continuing their successful partnership with Nickelodeon. I doubt that many of you remember the fifteen issue run of the comic with the tagline ‘Making the World Safe for Musical Comedy’ but CONUNDRUM PRESS remembers and is releasing the entire run in THE COLLECTED NEIL THE HORSE TP written and illustrated in black and white by creator Arn Saba. DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT has writer Mike Carey and artist Kenan Yarar on BARBARELLA #1; decades since her last comic series, and better known in Europe than America she’s kind of a sexy Alice in Wonderland, confident and calm as she finds herself in one difficult situation after another. The SHADOW: DEATH OF MARGO LANE TP is offered collecting the recent series written and illustrated by Matt Wagner. FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS releases LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #4 along with LOVE & ROCKETS LIBRARY: JAIME GN, VOL. 6: ANGEL’S MAGPIES. Those of you who like history might like the BATTLE OF CHURUBUSCO GN: U.S.: AMERICAN REBELS IN THE MEXICAN AMERICAN WAR by Andrea Ferraris, focused on a battalion in 1847 who deserted the US Army to join the Mexicans. KEENSPOT has been putting out a monthly parody comic, this month it’s TRUMP TITANS VS MARK ZUCKERBERG #1. KODANSHA COMICS biggest seller continues with ATTACK ON TITAN GN, VOL. 22, ATTACK ON TITAN: BEFORE THE FALL GN, VOL. 12 and ATTACK ON TITAN: JUNIOR HIGH GN, VOL. 5 but they also have ATTACK ON TITAN: NO REGRETS-COMPLETE COLOR HC, a four hundred page hard cover in full color with the story of Captain Levy priced under thirty dollars. Rick Geary has been publishing true stories of the world’s murderers for quite a number of years and now comes the first soft cover collected edition from NBM with A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER, VOL. 1 TP which has the first three volumes: Jack the Ripper, H.H. Homes, ‘The Beast of Chicago’ and the assassination of James Garfield. ONI PRESS has two new collections: KIM REAPER TP, VOL. 1: GRIM BEGINNINGS, a four issue ghoulish dramedy written and illustrated by Sarah Grahley and LETTER 44 TP, VOL. 6: THE END concluding Charles Soule’s tale of a President who knows that aliens are invading but doesn’t know how to broach the subject with his constituents. And they also offer the YOU HAVE KILLED ME TP, previously only available in hard cover this is a private eye tale from Jamie S. Rich and Joëlle Jones, the team from Lady Killer. British publisher TITAN starts the second story arc in their successful new ROBOTECH #5 series written by Brian Wood and Simon Furman and this arc promises a death of a major character. The STREET FIGHTER: SHADALOO SPECIAL has four short stories that were only available previously in the hard cover collections from UDON. The new ongoing series, QUANTUM & WOODY #1 will be written by Daniel (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) Kibblesmith and art by Kano; sibling rivalry, comedic hi jinks and a goat. They also have a holiday special with FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1 written and illustrated by Marguerite Sauvage. One of the best selling manga creators at my shop has a new offering from VIZ MEDIA this month: the SHIVER HC by JUNJI ITO and they also offer SPLATOON MANGA GN, VOL. 1 based on the Nintendo video game. And of course ZENESCOPE has a Christmas offering too with their GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2017 HOLIDAY SPECIAL and when we’ve reached Zenescope we’ve reached the end of the comic listings for this month! Of course there are also sections of books, magazines, toys, trading cards, tee shirts and apparel, games, imports, etc. and I’m happy to order anything from those sections so flip through the catalog next time you’re by!

    Each month I try to pick a favorite and every month it’s hard to do. The contenders this month are the INCOGNEGRO HC, the AMERICAN GODS HC and the SECRET LOVE OF GEEKS TP from Dark Horse, the IMMORTAL MEN from DC, ASSASSINISTAS from IDW, SLEEPLESS and PARADISO from Image, X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN from Marvel and MONSTRO MECHANICA from Aftershock but the Pick of the Month this time around is BONEHEADS #1 from Image.

    And finally I’d like to thank you all for your friendship and support. Coming up on the twenty eighth of October is the next of the quarterly charity events. This one will coincide with Halloween Comic Fest so everyone will be able to choose four free comics from the selection I’ll provide and there will be several artists on hand to provide free sketches plus the One Dollar Raffle, the Five Dollar Raffle and the Silent Auction with all proceeds to benefit Primavera. That will be Saturday, the twenty eight of October from Ten AM until Five PM; I hope to see you all there!

    Peace,

    Charlie

    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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