September 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

    The September Previews catalog arrived on the thirty first of August 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 November 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 As Seen On TV so expect a lot of new series’ as well as re-listings of older series from this genre. And if you’d like to follow along or 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: Let’s start with BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SEASON 11 #1 which needs no further introduction (and, yes, if you were getting the previous series I’ve already added the new one to your orders). A new limited series from one of the industry’s best, ETHER #1 OF 5 is written by Matt (Mind Mgmt, Dept. H) Kindt with David Rubins’ artwork and the tag line ‘Can Science solve murder by magic?’. And if, for some strange reason you aren’t reading his other works, the DEPT. H, VOL. 1: PRESSURE HC collects the first six issues of Matt and Sharlene Kindt’s undersea science fiction mystery. FORBIDDEN BRIDES OF THE FACELESS SLAVES IN THE SECRET HOUSE OF THE NIGHT OF DREAD DESIRE HC is written by Neil Gaiman with art by Shane Oakley and Neil describes it as ‘what it would mean to written fantasy if you lived in a Gothic universe’. HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1954-THE UNREASONING BEAST is a done in one story as part of the limited series following the characters’ early years written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson with art by Patric (Joe Golem) Reynolds. This months’ collected editions include: ALIENS: DEFIANCE, VOL. 1 TP, PROMETHEUS: LIFE AND DEATH TP, MAE, VOL. 1 TP, CONAN, VOL. 20: A WITCH SHALL BE BORN TP, ABE SAPIEN, VOL. 8: THE DESOLATE SHORE TP, THE SHADOW GLASS TP, HARROW COUNTY, VOL. 4: FAMILY TREE TP and the HOUSE OF PENANCE TP.

    DC: The new imprint overseen by Gerard Way, YOUNG ANIMAL launches its’ fourth title, MOTHER PANIC written by Jody (Faith) Houser with Tommy Lee Edwards’ art about a celebutante with a bad attitude who is also a vengeful vigilante in Gotham City of all places. With more than a dozen DC titles shipping twice a month story arcs begin and end quickly! ACTION COMICS #967 begins ‘Men of Steel’ pitting Luthor against Clark, THE FLASH #10 begins ‘The Speed of Darkness’, GREEN ARROW #10 starts ‘Murder on the Empire Express’, HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #8 has ‘Bottled Light’ part one and JUSTICE LEAGUE #8 begins ‘Outbreak’. SUPERMAN #10 begins ‘In the Name of the Father’, the first father and son team up of the World’s Finest team. The new BATMAN ANNUAL #1 is titled ‘Silent Night’ with Batman and allies and foes with ten top talents working on the story. The SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1 is by the regular series’ team with Swamp Thing hunting the Man of Steel to determine his connection to the planet. There’s a sixty four page BATMAN #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT showcasing Tom King’s script and David Finch’s pencils. The CATWOMAN: ELECTION NIGHT #1 one shot is written by Meredith (Wonder Woman) Finch and Shane Davis dealing with Gotham’s mayoral election and a back up story by Mark (God is Disappointed In You, Flintstones) Russell with art by Ben Caldwell featuring the return of President Beth Ross from their Prez series. A classic title returns as a one shot with NEW TALENT SHOWCASE #1, an eighty page giant featuring recent graduate writers from the DC Talent Development Workshop including Joelle Jones, Chris Sebela, Sonny Liew, Juan Ferreyra and lots more. A new all age series by the familiar team of Art Baltazar and Franco of Tiny Titans fame launches as SUPER POWERS #1 OF 6. Deluxe collected editions include the DEADMAN: KELLEY JONES GALLERY EDITION HC and BATMAN: KELLEY JONES GALLERY EDITION HC the former collecting both two part bookshelf format series and the latter with Batman issues 515-519 and 521-525 reproduced in full size from the original penciled art pages. Also BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS DELUXE EDITION HC collects all nine issues of the tale of a dying Ra’s al Ghul by Greg Rucka and Klaus Janson and HARLEY QUINN, VOL. 6: BLACK, WHITE AND RED ALL OVER HC. Softcover editions include: BATMAN, VOL. 9: BLOOM TP, DEATHSTROKE, VOL. 4: FAMILY BUSINESS TP, INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US-YEAR FOUR, VOL. 2 TP,
JUSTICE LEAGUE, VOL. 8: DARKSEID WAR, PART 2 TP, MARTIAN MANHUNTER, VOL. 2: THE RED RISING TP, SECRET SIX, VOL. 2: THE GAUNTLET TP, SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS, VOL. 8: TRUTH TP and SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN, VOL. 4: DARK TRUTH TP. From the Legends of Tomorrow six part series come these three collections: FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN-UNITED WE FALL TP, METAL MEN: FULL METAL JACKET TP and METAMORPHO: TWO WORLDS, ONE DESTINY TP. And in their constant effort to keep their older stories in print comes Chuck Dixon’s BIRDS OF PREY, VOL. 3 TP, 52, VOL. 2 TP, THE FLASH BY MARK WAID, BOOK ONE TP, JLA, VOL. 9 TP with stories from just after Identity Crisis, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE SILVER AGE, VOL. 2 TP, TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE TP and SUICIDE SQUAD, VOL. 5: APOKOLIPS NOW TP. Their creator owned imprint, VERTIGO has these collected editions: ART OPS, VOL. 2: POPISM TP, CLEAN ROOM, VOL. 2: EXILE TP, DMZ: BOOK THREE TP, JACK OF FABLES: THE DELUXE EDITION-BOOK ONE HC and SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE: BOOK TWO TP. And their collectibles imprint, DC DIRECT has new statues like HARLEY QUINN: RED, WHITE AND BLACK STATUE based on Jim Lee’s art in a 1:10 scale, DC DESIGNER SERIES STARFIRE STATUE based on Amanda Conner’s art in a 1:6 scale, the DC BOMBSHELLS: THE FLASH-JESSE QUICK STATUE designed by Ant Lucia in a 1:8 scale and DC COVER GIRLS: HAWKGIRL STATUE designed by Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau also in a 1:8 scale. BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES has THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES CATWOMAN and RIDDLER ACTION FIGURES and, for fifty dollars comes BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES-BATMAN EXPRESSIONS PACK featuring a bunch of interchangeable heads and capes that are compatible with any Batman figure from the animated series. And finally comes the DC SUPER-PETS PLUSH FIGURES of Damian Wayne’s sidekick BAT-COW as well as Harley Quinn’s pets CRACKERS and GIGGLES.

    IDW: A recent cross company cross over was quite successful so it’s being followed with another, this one being BATMAN/TMNT ADVENTURES #1 OF 6 where Arkham inmates escape to the TMNT’s New York City written by Matthew K. Manning with Jon Sommariva’s artwork. And, for die hard fans there’s TMNT: THE ULTIMATE COMIC ART POSTER BOOK with thirty two pages of Kevin Eastman’s art, 11: X 17″ and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE KEVIN EASTMAN NOTEBOOK SERIES: MICHELANGELO. I have to apologize that some of the companies have taken to giving poor or incomplete information about their series’ of late. I have no clue if OPTIMUS PRIME #1 is a one shot or a new series and the same holds true for M.A.S.K.: MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND #1 and TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE-REVOLUTION #1. WYNONNA EARP LEGENDS: DOC HOLLIDAY #1 OF 4 is written by series’ creator Beau Smith with Tim (Doc Holliday actor) Rozon with Chris Evenhuis’ art. The 144 page JACK KIRBY’S FANTASTIC FOUR: ARTIST’S EDITION HC has the full Fantastic Four Annual #6 with the birth of Franklin Richards plus issues 82 and 83 with the Inhumans and more, all scanned from the King’s original art pages. The brilliant COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS #1 OF 6 by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey is a book that I’m constantly recommending, it’s the best researched book I’ve read on the topic and it’s now returning as a six part series only this time it will be in full color. YAKUZA DEMON KILLERS #1 OF 4 is by Amit Chauhan with Eli Powell’s artwork, winners of the Top Cow 2015 talent hunt (but don’t ask me why Top Cow isn’t publishing this). JOE HILL: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION HC has all the NYT’s best selling author’s early works Kodiak, The Cape, The Cape: 1969, Thumbprint and The Wraith in one volume.

    IMAGE: Anyone who follows the best writers in the industry will be excited to know that Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire are collaborating on the new limited series A.D.: AFTER DEATH-BOOK 1 (OF 3), each issue being a seventy two page prestige format book, fully painted by Jeff for under six dollars, a story set in the future where a genetic cure for death has been found. And Jonathan (East of West, Black Monday Murders) Hickman writes and illustrates the double sized first issue of FRONTIER #1, a science fiction tale about Utopia lost. ‘It’s like Star Trek but super depressing. Seriously; the final frontier…is a total bummer.’ MAYDAY #1 OF 5 is by Alex (No Mercy) DeCampi with art by Tony (Do Androids Dream…) Parker and colorist Blond, a cold war action thriller set in the early seventies. VIOLENT LOVE #1 OF 5 is by Frank J. (Five Ghosts) Barbiere and Victor (The Mice Templar) Santos, a pulp infused romance of two notorious bank robbers in the American Southwest who fall in love. CHEW #60 is the final issue of the Eisner award winning series and there’s also a CHEW ADULT COLORING BOOK with Rob Guillory’s art in black and white. The CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2016 is an anthology that benefits the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund with lots of top creators contributions including Brandon Graham, Paul Pope, Bryan Talbot, Shannon Wheeler, MK Reed, Anina Bennett and lots more., telling stories of great heroes, real people who changed the world. If you’re looking for a good spot to jump onto a good series already in progress these titles will be starting new arcs with these issues: INVINCIBLE #133, NAILBITER #26, SOUTHERN BASTARDS #15 and THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #23. And these series that have been mysteriously on hiatus for a while return: PETER PANZERFAUST #24 and ARCLIGHT #3, previously 8House; Arclight. Collected editions this month include GEMINI: THE COMPLETE SERIES TP by Jay (Copperhead) Faerber and Jon Sommariva, ODY-C: CYCLE 1 HC collects the first twelve issues by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward, OUTCAST: BOOK ONE HC with the first twelve issues plus the covers and a sketchbook, CASANOVA: ACEDIA, VOL. 2 TP, DESCENDER, VOL. 3: SINGULARITIES TP, FASTER THAN LIGHT, VOL. 2 TP, MICE TEMPLAR, VOL. 5 TP, NAILBITER, VOL. 5: BOUND BY BLOOD TP, PAPER GIRLS, VOL. 2 TP, SYMMETRY, VOL. 2 TP and THINK TANK, VOL. 1 TP. And don’t forget about IMAGE PLUS #8, a sixty four page monthly magazine with previews and interviews for just a dollar ninety nine with a four page original Negan story telling of his days before the apocalypse.

    MARVEL: CIVIL WAR II #8 OF 8 is titled ‘The Final Vision’; originally a seven part series, this has been extended and the final issue is due on the second of November. IVX #0 is by Charles Soule and Kenneth Rocafort and IVX #1 OF 6 is also offered but there’s no information about that issue but this is the beginning of the next big event where the Inhumans battle the X-Men. Meanwhile the current ‘NOW’ reboot continues with NOW AVENGERS #1 by Mark Waid and Mike Del Mundo beginning ‘Kang War One’, NOW AVENGERS #1.1 by Waid and Barry Kitson seems to be throwback to the second team shortly after Captain America was thawed out, NOW OCCUPY AVENGERS #1 by David F. Walker and Carlos Pacheco, a team led by Hawkeye who fights for the little guy, the man on the street and NOW ULTIMATES 2 #1 by Al Ewing and Travel Foreman. NOW INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 is by Brian Michael Bendis and Stefano Casselli and, as you probably know the person in the armor is teen prodigy RiRi Williams, know as Ironheart. I’m looking forward to NOW UNWORTHY THOR #1 OF 5 by Jason Aaron and Olivier Coipel as I think that Aaron has done a tremendous job with the Thundergod these past several years and I would like to see what Odinson is up to. NOW CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #7 begins the ‘Hail Hydra’ story by Nick Spencer and Jesús Saiz, NOW THANOS #1 is by Jeff Lemire and Mike Deodato and, with such a stellar team I expect good things from this title. NOW BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #1 is a forty page book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay and Yona Harvey with art by Alitha E. Martinez and Afua Richardson which will expand the people and characters of Wakanda. NOW POWER MAN & IRON FIST #10 begins the ‘Harlem Burns’ story, NOW THUNDERBOLTS #7 begins ‘Caught Red-Handed’ and there isn’t an issue of Amazing Spider-Man offered in the catalog but there is NOW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 by Gerry Conway and Ryan Stegman with Peter and Mary Jane and their daughter Annie and both the wife and daughter have Spider powers. NOW VENOM #1 returns the symbiote to his evil roots and back to New York City written by Mike Costa with Gerardo Sandoval’s art. NOW SPIDER-WOMAN #13 begins the ‘Scare Tactics’ story by Dennis Hopeless and Veronica Fish, NOW GHOST RIDER #1 has Filpe Smith writing with art by Danilo Beyruth and Tradd Moore featuring Robbie from the five part series during last years Secret Wars, NOW PUNISHER #7 is still by Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon and begins the ‘Into the Wild’ story and NOW FOOLKILLER #1 is by Max Bemis and Dalibor Talajić as the ‘Merc for Money’ gets his own series. NOW SILVER SURFER #9 begins ‘Worlds Apart’ by Dan Slott and Michael Allred, NOW MOONGIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #13 is by the usual team and begins ‘The Smartest There Is’ arc and NOW SQUADRON SUPREME #13 is also by the usual team and begins ‘Namor Has Risen’. The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 features short stories including Spider-Man’s adventure in Mexico City, a Cloak and Dagger story in Shanghai and a comedy tale written by Wayne Brady. The UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1 is an Elixir story by Cullen Bunn and Ken Lashley with a Domino backup story written and illustrated by Anthony Piper. The STAR WARS ANNUAL #2 is by Kelly Thompson and Emilio Laiso, a top secret spy mission for Princess Leia. Deluxe collected editions include DEADPOOL: THE ADAMANTIUM COLLECTION HC SLIPCASE collecting over seven hundred and fifty pages of adventures from his first appearance all for two hundred dollars, DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID OMNIBUS, VOL. 1 HC for one hundred dollars, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY BY JIM VALENTINO OMNIBUS HC also for one hundred dollars, SHANG-CHI: MASTER OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS, VOL. 3 HC for a hundred and twenty five dollars, plus the ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS, VOL. 1 HC, UNCANNY INHUMANS, VOL. 1 HC and, in soft cover volumes comes GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: NEW GUARD, VOL. 1: EMPEROR QUILL TP, CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS, VOL. 1: HAIL HYDRA TP, THE PUNISHER, VOL. 1: ON THE ROAD TP, DOCTOR STRANGE, VOL. 1: THE WAY OF THE WEIRD TP, MOON KNIGHT, VOL. 1: LUNATIC TP, ULTIMATES: OMNIVERSAL, VOL. 2-CIVIL WAR II TP, MS MARVEL, VOL. 6: CIVIL WAR II TP, UNCANNY INHUMANS, VOL. 3: CIVIL WAR II TP, DEADPOOL: WORLD’S GREATEST, VOL. 5-CIVIL WAR II TP, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., VOL. 2: UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT TP, WEB WARRIORS OF THE SPIDER-VERSE, VOL. 2: SPIDERS VS TP, STAR WARS: EPISODE IV-A NEW HOPE TP, STAR WARS: HAN SOLO TP, PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT!, VOL. 2: DON’T STOP ME-OW TP, VISION, VOL. 2: LITTLE BETTER THAN A BEAST TP, SILK, VOL. 2: THE NEGATIVE TP and SPIDER-GWEN, VOL. 2: WEAPON OF CHOICE TP. Some older series coming back into print include LUKE CAGE, IRON FIST & THE HEROES FOR HIRE, VOL. 1 TP, SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK BY JOHN BYRNE: THE RETURN TP, YOUNG AVENGERS BY ALLAN HEINBERG & JIM CHEUNG: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP, BLACK WIDOW: WEB OF INTRIGUE TP, PUNISHER MAX: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, VOL. 4 TP, X-23: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, VOL. 2 TP, VENOM: SEPARATION ANXIETY TP, X-MEN: INFERNO CROSSOVERS TP, X-MEN: X-CUTIONER’S SONG TP and the X-MEN/ALPHA FLIGHT TP.

    INDEPENDENTS: I’m very excited to see a new offering from ABSTRACT STUDIOS, Terry Moore’s company that has brought such beloved series as Strangers in Paradise, Echo and Rachel Rising; MOTOR GIRL #1 is a tale of a girl and her gorilla, the girl being Samantha, a mechanic with a junkyard that becomes the go to place for extraterrestrials looking for spare parts. And, as excited as I am about A.D.: After Death #1 and Frontier #1 from Image MOTOR GIRL #1 is definitely my Pick of the Month
for September; if you miss it don’t say I didn’t warn you! (Her gorilla friend says ‘Buy her comic or I’ll rip ur head off’.) The first five issues of Brian Azzarello and John Doe’s new crime epic from AFTERSHOCK is collected as AMERICAN MONSTER, VOL. 1 TP. I’m also happy to see that, in Eric Powell’s SPOOK HOUSE #2, the new all age horror anthology for all ages from his ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS also features work by one of my favorites, Steve Mannion! AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY offers KRONEN’S KAIJU #1 a big monster comic written and intricately painted by Chris Scalf. ANTARCTIC PRESS offers an election time one shot, PRESIDENT EVIL: MAKE AMERICA (TASTE) GREAT AGAIN with Killery Klinton and Don ‘of the Dead’ Drumpf as zombies. BLACK MASK has NO ANGEL #1 written by Eric and Adrianne Palicki with art by Ari Syahrazad, a conspiracy story involving religious texts, aliens mating with humans, their children superheroes of myth and an Iraq War veteran who is told that she is a descendant. BOOM! STUDIOS
WWE: THEN. NOW. FOREVER. #1 by Dennis Hopeless with Dan Mora and Daniel Bayliss’s art, is a foray into wrestling comics building off the buzz from the partnership announced at SDCC 2016. NAMESAKE #1 OF 4 is written by Steve (Midnighter) Orlando with Jakub Rebelka’s art, an exploration into the nature of identity. SLAM #1 is by Pamela (Rick & Morty) Ribon with art by Veronica (Archie) Fish, a story of friendship and roller derby. And from their all age imprint, KaBOOM comes MEGA PRINCESS #1 OF 5 by Kelly (Jem & the Holograms) Thompson with Disney artist Brianne Drouhard where Princess Maxine gets every fairy tale princess wish from her fairy godmother on her tenth birthday, although she really wants to be a detective. Collected editions include the BAKER STREET PECULIARS TP, LUMBERJANES, VOL. 5 TP and ADVENTURE TIME COMICS, VOL. 1 TP. COFFIN COMICS offers yet another first issue with LADY DEATH: ZODIAC #1 with the usual multiple covers. DYNAMITE has GRAND PASSION #1 OF 5 written by multiple Eisner Award winner James (Squadron Supreme) Robinson with Tom Feister’s art described as ‘Harlequin Romance meets Hard-Boiled Crime’. FLASH GORDON: KINGS CROSS #1 OF 5 is by Jeff (Future Quest) Parker and Jess (Batman ’66) Hamm and featuring Mandrake the Magician and The Phantom. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: GODS & MONSTERS #1 is a new series based on the reimagined Battlestar universe by Karl Kesel and Alec Morgan. The MYOPIA SPECIAL #1 is an alternate reality science fiction steampunk story by author Richard Dent with artist Patrick Berkenkotter, the result of a successful Kickstarter that was supported by folks like George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, Dean Koontz and Jim Butcher. 451 MEDIA has RED DOG #1 OF 4 by Rob Cohen and Andi Ewington with art by Robert Atkins, the story of a boy on a distant mining colony with 200 grownups and a robotic K-9 from the screenwriter of Fast and Furious. As part of this months’ theme ‘As Seen On TV’ HERMES PRESS offers a bunch of their books collecting classic Gold Key comic series’ such as ALEX TOTH’S ZORRO: THE COMPLETE DELL COMIC ADVENTURES HC, DARK SHADOWS: THE BEST OF THE ORIGINAL SERIES TP, MY FAVORITE MARTIAN: THE COMPLETE SERIES HC and more. KODANSHA offers FIRE FORCE, VOL. 1 GN, new steampunk fantasy manga from Atsushi (Souleater) Ohkubo. Ulises (Judge Dredd) Fariñas writes and illustrates MOTRO #1 at ONI PRESS, a return to his first creation described ‘Like King Conan’s fever dreams-except King Conan is also Mad Max‘; for fans of Island and Head Lopper. And STUMPTOWN, VOL. 4 THE CASE OF A CUP OF JOE collects Greg Rucka’s latest Portland mystery. PAPERCUTZ, a subsidiary of French publisher NBM offers TRISH TRASH: ROLLERGIRL FROM MARS HC #1 written and illustrated by Jessica Abel this is roller derby two centuries in the future, on Mars, with aliens, the first of a projected trilogy. STRANGER COMICS offers the first western style comic with VAMPIRE HUNTER D: MESSAGE FROM MARS #1 OF 5 written by Sebastian A. Jones with art by Michael Broussard. From British publisher, TITAN COMICS comes THE MUMMY #1 OF 5 written by Peter Milligan with Ronilson Freire’s art, a new take on the timeless horror icon. Also new video game series’ with DARK SOUL: WINTER’S SPITE #1 OF 4 and ASSASSIN’S CREED: AWAKENING #1 OF 6. Plus MASKED #1 OF 4 is by Serge Lehman with Stéphane Créty is described as ‘Superman meets Blade Runner‘ and RAVINA THE WITCH GN from Junko Mizuno, a Gothic modern fairy tale. In FAITH #5 from Jody Houser and Louise Simonson at VALIANT our hero meets Hillary Clinton for an Election 2016 special coinciding with FAITH, VOL. 2: CALIFORNIA SCHEMING TP with the first four issues of her ongoing series. And a new, ongoing series (which also stars Faith) is HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson. And the first appearance of a major new hero debuts in SAVAGE #1 OF 4 by B. Clay Moore and Clayton Henry. ZENESCOPE has shipped the final issue of their long running flagship title Grimm’s Fairy Tales and are beginning again with the new STEAMPUNK: ALICE IN WONDERLAND one shot, RED AGENT: THE HUMAN ORDER #1 OF 12, HELLCHILD: THE UNHOLY #1 OF 5 and a GRIMM TALES OF TERROR: 2016 HOLIDAY SPECIAL. And that brings us to the end of this months’ comic listings. There are books, magazines, apparely toys, trading cards, statues, imports and lots more in the catalog, so if you’re interested please feel free to flip through it next time you stop in; I’m happy to order whatever you’d like.

    On Saturday, the 29th of October will be the annual HALLOWEEN COMIC FEST and I hope to see you all that day. Everyone will be able to choose four free comics from a large selection that I’ll provide, there will be a one dollar raffle to win action figures and graphic novels, there will be a Silent Auction to win original artwork and rare collectibles, there will be a bunch of great artists who will donate seven hours of their time and talent to provide free sketches and all of the proceeds will benefit a wonderful Tucson charity YOUTH ON THEIR OWN so please come out, wear costumes if you’d like and have a great time while supporting out strong and unified community!

    And, finally, thank you all for your support these many years. I’m humbled and honored by your friendship and trust in allowing me to participate in your hobby and passion. 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.

    (Other titles that were contenders for the Pick of the Month include: ETHER #1 OF 5 and FORBIDDEN BRIDES OF THE FACELESS SLAVES IN THE SECRET HOUSE OF THE NIGHT OF DREAD DESIRE HC from Dark Horse, COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS #1 OF 6 from IDW and A.D.: AFTER DEATH-BOOK 1 (OF 3) and FRONTIER #1 from Image.)

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