The wrap up to local boys Rick and Jim’s first arc of The Auteur is out today from Oni! GET IT WHILE IT’S HOT!
A whole bunch of of my recent Marvel covers
We just put a bunch of newly bundled runs into our bundled run boxes (there’s gotta be a catchier name for those…), so if you’re into that kinda thing you should definitely take a look! Even if you’re not into that kinda thing, maybe your horizons will expand by asserting yourself beyond your comfort zone. Life is about challenging yourself sometimes, and maybe sometimes looking in a box of comics is challenge enough for one day.
Also! Our July sign-up sheet was lovingly delivered to you last week, but it’s been a little quieter that I’d expect as far as you folks getting back to me. You KNOW you’re probably going to pick up the DEATH OF WOLVERINE stuff, even if you think it’s a bad idea or you’re put off because it’s just going to be temporary. Do some soul searching and let me know if you’d like to commit. I’d love to have enough on hand to sell to you. Likewise with BATTLING BOY: THE RISE OF AURORA WEST; we’ve sold many, many volumes of Paul Pope’s kids action masterpiece… I’m willing to bet there’s at least a dozen of you out there that want to see what happens in this intermissive volume featuring the plucky daughter of honorably killed hero Haggard West. Let me know! Communication makes you feel warm in the tummy! Like hot chocolate! Or bourbon!
SHIPPING! Here’s what’s going on this week, it’s a real good one! Arriving WEDNESDAY, JULY 16:
100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 X-MEN 3.99
ADVENTURE TIME #30 3.99
ALEX + ADA TP VOL 01 12.99 Many consider this Image title one of the stealth best comics on the stands today. If you like smart but grounded science fiction, and love, you might want to take a look.
ALL NEW SOULFIRE #6 3.99
ALL NEW X-FACTOR #11 3.99
ANOMAL GN 9.95
APHRODITE IX CYBER FORCE #1 5.99
APHRODITE IX REBIRTH TP VOL 02 17.99
ARMY OF DARKNESS HITCHED #1 (OF 4) 3.99
ARMY OF DARKNESS HITCHED #1 (OF 4) 3.99
ATOMIC ROBO KNIGHTS OF GOLDEN CIRCLE #3 (OF 5) 3.50
AUTEUR #5 3.99
AVENGERS INF SERIES 3-3/4 IN AF ASST 201403 10.00 each
AVENGERS WORLD #9 3.99
BAD DOG TP VOL 01 IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY 19.99
BATMAN ETERNAL #15 2.99
BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) 16.99
BATWOMAN #33 2.99
BATWOMAN #33 BATMAN 75 VAR ED PI
BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 04 THE CRUELEST CUT (N52) 16.99
BLACK MARKET #1 (OF 4) 3.99 This one looks like a big time winner— a science fiction romp about criminals, scientists, super heroes and drugs. Telling you any more will remove the joy of discovery I so love to see people experience, and I’m too selfish to do that.
BLACK MARKET #1 (OF 4) 15 COPY INCV STEWART VAR PI
BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 01 FINELY WOVEN THREAD 17.99
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #121 3.50
BRAIN BOY MEN FROM GESTALT #3 2.99
BRYAN LEE O MALLEY SECONDS GN 25.00 Look at the first three words in that title: ring any bells? Yes, that is the creator of SCOTT PILGRIM, and this is his first work since then. So yeah. Huge deal.
BTVS SEASON 9 TP VOL 01 FREEFALL 17.99
BTVS SPIKE INTO LIGHT HC 14.99
BURN THE ORPHANAGE REIGN OF TERROR #3 (OF 5) 3.50
CAP’N DINOSAUR ONE SHOT 3.99
CLIVE BARKER NEXT TESTAMENT #11 (OF 12) 3.99
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS TP 29.99
CROSSED BADLANDS #57 3.99
DAMIAN SON OF BATMAN DELUXE ED HC (N52) 24.99
DARK ENGINE #1 3.50 Image debut of the week! Time travel, gore-laden revenge epic!
DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS ARMORED LEX LUTHOR DLX AF 49.95
DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH 9.99 One of the best books out there, impeccably designed and with more gut than most. It’s 1987, and a homeless kid just got recruited into a murder high school.
DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #2 (OF 7) 3.99
DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE HC VOL 05 PHANTOM BLOT 34.99
DJANGO UNCHAINED TP 16.99
DOC FRANKENSTEIN TP VOL 01 MESSIAH OF SCIENCE 16.99 I never thought we’d see this in print again. About 15 years ago Steve Skroce was one of the major forces in comic art, making everything he worked on mega-dynamic, and hyper-detailed with inspired lunacy. Art lovers and fans of macabre action owe it to themselves to read this.
DOCTOR WHO ESSENTIAL GUIDE #2 THE TARDIS 19.99
DOCTOR WHO SHAKESPEARE NOTEBOOKS HC 15.99
ELEKTRA #4 3.99 Every month this comes out, I’ll remind you you’re missing something special if you’re not reading it. This will get the same level of love Hawkeye is getting. It might take a while, but it’s that good.
EYE OF NEWT #2 3.99
FABLES #142 2.99
GHOST #6 2.99
GOD IS DEAD #16 3.99
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #33 2.99
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS TP VOL 03 LOVE & DEATH 16.99
GRINDHOUSE MIDNIGHT TP VOL 01 17.99
HARBINGER #25 4.99
HARLEY QUINN INVADES COMIC CON INTL SAN DIEGO #1 4.99
INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #1 3.99
INFINITY GAUNTLET TP 24.99
INHUMAN #1 2ND PTG 3.99
JUDGE DREDD #21 3.99
LADY ZORRO #1 (OF 4) 3.99
LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV #5 (OF 7) 3.99
LIFE WITH ARCHIE COMIC #36 4.99
LITTLEST PET SHOP #3 (OF 5) 3.99
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #5 2ND PTG FRISON VAR 2.99
LUST TP 19.99
MAGNETO #1 3RD PTG RIVERA VAR ANMN 3.99
MAGNETO #4 2ND PTG SHALVEY VAR ANMN 3.99
MAGNETO #7 3.99
MANHATTAN PROJECTS TP VOL 01 SCIENCE BAD 14.99
MANIFEST DESTINY #8 2.99
MEGA MAN #39 2.99
MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1 2ND PTG 3.99
MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #2 2ND PTG 3.99
MONSTER TP VOL 01 PERFECT ED URASAWA 19.99
MS MARVEL #5 2.99
MS MARVEL #6 2.99
MS MARVEL #6 GOTG VAR PI
MU GUARDIANS OF GALAXY COSMIC TEAM UP DIGEST TP 9.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #21 3.99
NEW 52 FUTURES END #11 (WEEKLY) 2.99
NOVA #19 SIN 3.99
ORIGINAL SIN #3.2 3.99
ORIGINAL SIN #6 (OF 8) 3.99
ORIGINAL SIN #6 (OF 8) ADAMS INTERLOCKING BATTLE VAR 3.99
ORIGINAL SIN #6 (OF 8) DELLOTTO VAR PI
ORIGINAL SIN #6 (OF 8) RENAUD TEASER VAR PI
PICTURES THAT TICK TP VOL 02 29.99
PRINCESS UGG #2 3.99
RAT QUEENS #7 3.50
RAT QUEENS #7 VAR PI
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #33 2.99
ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1 4.99
SAVAGE HULK #2 3.99
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #21 3.99
SECRET AVENGERS #5 3.99
SHADOW HERO GN 17.99
SHE-HULK #4 2ND PTG WADA VAR 2.99
SHE-HULK #6 2.99
SILVER SURFER #4 3.99
SIMPSONS COMICS #213 2.99
SONIC SAGA TP VOL 05 ENERJAK REBORN 11.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #262 2.99
SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 07 11.99
SONS OF ANARCHY #11 3.99
SOULFIRE ANNUAL #1 5.99
SQUIDDER #1 3.99 I’ve really, really missed Ben Templesmith having new product for me to wow people with. So I’m pretty excited to see this one. What’s a Squidder? I have no idea! But I can’t wait to find out.
SQUIDDER #1 VAR PI
SQUIDDER #1 SUBSCRIPTION VAR PI
STAR TREK SPECIAL FLESH & STONE #1 3.99
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL SON OF DATHOMIR #3 3.50
STRAIN TP VOL 04 THE FALL 19.99
STRAY BULLETS THE KILLERS #5 3.50
SUPERGIRL #33 2.99
TEEN TITANS #1 2.99 DC tries again! I hope it’s fun, it should be the funnest book on the stands. Fun doesn’t mean it can’t have gravitas, just look to the classic runs of the book as guideposts.
TEEN TITANS #1 BATMAN 75 VAR ED PI
TEEN TITANS #1 VAR ED PI
TEEN TITANS TP VOL 04 LIGHT AND DARK (N52) 14.99
THE DEVILERS #1 (OF 7) 2.99 Joshua Hale Failkov is a busy guy— this is his second debut in two weeks, for two different publishers! This one looks pretty intense.
THE LAST FALL #1 (OF 5) 3.99
THE SHADOW #0 3.99
THUNDERBOLTS #28 2.99
TMNT ONGOING #36 3.99
TRANSLUCID #4 (OF 6) 3.99
ULTIMATE FF #4 3.99
UMBRAL #7 3.50
UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE 17.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #23 GOTG CHRISTOPHER VAR SIN PI
UNCANNY X-MEN #23 SIN 3.99
UNITY #9 REG SUAYAN (AH) 3.99
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 16 A LARGER WORLD 14.99
WICKED & DIVINE #1 2ND PTG 3.50
WICKED & DIVINE #2 3.50
WICKED & DIVINE #2 CVR B ZDARSKY 3.50
WILDFIRE #2 CVR A LINDA SEJIC 3.99
WITCHER #5 (OF 5) 3.99
WITCHFINDER MYSTERIES OF UNLAND #2 3.50
X-FILES YEAR ZERO #1 (OF 5) 3.99
X-MEN #16 3.99
X-MEN #16 GOTG FERRY VAR PI
That’s it for now, folks— see you soon!
Because button-on cape.
looks like everyone is excited about the new batgirl!
Seasons. ❄🌞 Acrylic on 4 Wood Panels, 60 x 36”, 2014.
New painting from James Jean, who was featured on the cover of Hi-Fructose vol.30.
<3 <3 <3 !!
In stock today! Come get yours!
‘GRAYSON’ #1 SATISFIES THE NEED FOR MORE… NIGHTWING [REVIEW]
By Chris Sims
Dick Grayson is one of those characters that’s been rumored to be on DC Comics’ chopping block for well over a decade now, so like a lot of readers, I expected his unmasking in Forever Evil to be followed by a quick and ignominious death at the hands of, I don’t know, Deathstroke or Harley Quinn or somebody. When it was announced that it would instead be leading into a new series where he’d be ditching the Nightwing identityand joining up with Spyral as an international super-spy, I was actually pretty excited. There’s a lot of possibility there, and if it was done right, it could take advantage of what the New 52 reboot had to offer by doing something that we hadn’t seen before with that character, something that would be fresh and exciting even for a major DC character who’s been around since 1940.
With the first issue of Grayson, Tim Seeley, Tom King & Mikel Janin and cover artist Andrew Robinson have done their level best at doing just that, and they’ve pulled it off. This is a book that jumps straight into the action, that’s not afraid to drop some really, really weird stuff on you right in the first issue, and the end result is one of the strongest new titles since the New 52 got its start in 2011.
The Magician and the Snake: Mike and Katie Mignola (2003).
In honor of the Hallow E’en, he’s some Mike Mignola for you all. Well, in truth, the story was by his daughter, Katie. She won an Eisner for Best Short Story for it, too, making her by far the youngest recipient of the award. Runs in the family, it seems. Here’s an interview with the then-7-year-old on the Dark Horse website/blog:
"I don’t remember much about how I came up with the story other than that I painted a picture of a snake yelling at a bunch of shapes. I didn’t put any more thought into it until my dad asked me what I did at school that day and I told him about the picture. I made up the entire story on the spot and my dad said that he would like to use it in a comic. Over the course of a few months my dad drew the story, changing small details as he went such as the monkey king, which wasn’t in my original story. There were a few things that I wouldn’t let him change such as the magician’s style (he wanted him to be a parlor magician and I wanted a classic stars and moons magician) and the death of the magician. My dad suggested that the magician turn the snake into a lion so that he could eat the shapes and save the magician but I, for some reason, said that the magician had to die at the end."
Beautiful story, beautiful artwork.
Daredevil by David Mazzucchelli
Wow! How about that 4th of July, eh? Could the weather have been more perfect? The burgers more delicious? The beer more cold? The skin-tight interpretive dance leotards more tight? I’ll concede I might celebrate our nation’s independence slightly differently than others… but it sure was a nice one.
SIGN UP SHEET for July you’ll find attached to this here newsletter! Please look through and inform us at your earliest convenience which titles you’d like to add to your sub boxes, subscribers. Unless your earliest convenience is in October, that’ll be too late. And you should reconsider how efficiently you’re using your time. Anyway, things like DEATH OF WOLVERINE and BATTLING BOY: THE RISE OF AURORA WEST and COPPERHEAD and SABRINA are all on there.
We are now less than a month away from Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY debuting in theaters everywhere! Mark your calendars, digital devices and what-have-yous! It’ll be great!
SHIPPING! Here’s what is in our store on WEDNESDAY, JULY 9th:
100TH ANNIV SPECIAL #1 SPIDER-MAN 3.99
68 RULE OF WAR #4 (OF 4) 3.99
ABE SAPIEN #14 3.50
ABE SAPIEN TP VOL 04 SHAPE THINGS TO COME 19.99
ADVENTURE TIME BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #1 (OF 6) 3.99
ALL NEW INVADERS #7 SIN 3.99
ALL NEW X-MEN #29 3.99
ALL NEW X-MEN #29 GOTG FORICHON VAR PI
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.3 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.3 CASSADAY VAR PI
AMAZING X-MEN #9 3.99
AMAZING X-MEN #9 GOTG CAMPION VAR PI
AMERICAN VAMPIRE SECOND CYCLE #4 2.99
ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 06 FLESH AND BLOOD 24.99
ARCHIE #657 2.99
ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (OF 4) (AH) 3.99
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 08 RIFT PART 2 10.99
AVENGERS #32 GOTG FERRY VAR SIN PI
AVENGERS #32 SIN 3.99
AVENGERS UNDERCOVER #7 2.99
BARBARIAN LORD GN 17.99
BATGIRL #33 2.99
BATGIRL #33 BATMAN 75 VAR ED PI
BATMAN BRUCE WAYNE FUGITIVE TP NEW ED 29.99
BATMAN ETERNAL #14 2.99
BENSONS CUCKOOS GN 19.95
BETTY & VERONICA COMICS ANNUAL #224 5.99
BIRDS OF PREY #33 2.99
BLACK DYNAMITE #3 (OF 4) 3.99
CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 3.99
CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 GOTG CHRISTOPHER VAR PI
COFFIN HILL #9 2.99
CONAN TP VOL 15 NIGHTMARE OF SHALLOWS 19.99
CONSTANTINE #16 2.99
DAREDEVIL #5 3.99
DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #3 (OF 4) 3.99
DEADPOOL #31 GOTG MALEEV VAR SIN PI
DEADPOOL #31 SIN 3.99
DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #1 (OF 7) 3.99
DEATH VIGIL #1 (OF 8) 3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #33 3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #33 BATMAN 75 VAR ED PI
DETECTIVE COMICS #33 VAR ED PI
DOC SAVAGE #7 3.99
EERIE COMICS #5 3.99
EMPTY MAN #2 (OF 6) 3.99
ESSENTIAL DYKES TO WATCH OUT FOR HC 25.00
FANTASTIC FOUR #7 GOTG RENAUD VAR SIN PI
FANTASTIC FOUR #7 SIN 3.99
FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #12 2.99
GHOSTED #11 2.99
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #204 3.99
GRAYSON #1 2.99 Not Nightwing any more! Now a secret agent working for Batman and assumed dead! Weird high concept, I agree.
GRAYSON #1 BATMAN 75 VAR ED PI
GRAYSON #1 BLANK VAR ED PI
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #33 (UPRISING) 2.99
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #33 BATMAN 75 VAR ED PI
INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #2 2.99
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #7 2.99
JUDGE DREDD #20 3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP VOL 01 DANGEROUS 16.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #3 3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #3 BATMAN 75 VAR ED PI
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #3 VAR ED PI
LIFE AFTER #1 3.99 Joshua Hale Failkov continues to impress and build upon his past successes. This one’s a romp through the afterlife with a guy racing to break free!
LUMBERJANES #4 (OF 8) 3.99
LUMBERJANES #4 (OF 8) ANKA VAR PI
MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #0 3.99
MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #5 3.99
MARIE SEVERIN MIRTHFUL MISTRESS OF COMICS SC 24.95
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #10 SYU 2.99
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #9 3.99
MONDO TP 15.99
MOOMIN COMPLETE LARS JANSSON COMIC STRIP HC VOL 09 19.95
NEW 52 FUTURES END #10 (WEEKLY) 2.99
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1 2.99 With the body count usually present in this title, it’s always going to have to be sort of new, just for cannon fodder anyhow.
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1 VAR ED PI
NIGHTCRAWLER #4 3.99
NIGHTWING TP VOL 04 SECOND CITY (N52) 14.99
ORIGINAL SIN #5.1 3.99 Who the heck is Angela, anyhow? This one explains it all, and features Thor and Loki! Hmmm.
ORIGINAL SIN #5.1 BIANCHI VAR PI
ORIGINAL SINS #3 (OF 5) 3.99
PATHFINDER CITY SECRETS #3 (OF 6) 4.99
RAI #3 3.99
RANMA 1/2 2IN1 TP VOL 03 14.99
RED CITY #2 2.99
RISE O/T MAGI #2 3.50
ROBOTECH VOLTRON #4 (OF 5) 3.99
ROCKET GIRL TP VOL 01 TIMES SQUARED 9.99
ROYALS MASTERS OF WAR #6 (OF 6) 2.99
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #47 2.99
SHERWOOD TX #1 (OF 5) 1.00
SHUTTER #4 3.50
SIEGE TP 19.99
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 LANTERN #4 (OF 4) 3.99
SONIC MEGA MAN WORLDS COLLIDE TP VOL 03 11.99
SPAWN #245 2.99
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 ANMN 3.99 Marvel’s hero of the future returns, now stuck in modern times! looks sweet.
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 LEONARDI VAR ANMN PI
SPONGEBOB COMICS #34 2.99
SPREAD #1 3.50 Our pick for IMAGE DEBUT OF THE WEEK! Justin (Luther Strode) Jordan brings us this gross sci-fi epic of a malevolent biological horror spreading across the globe.
STAR LORD TP GUARDIANS OF GALAXY 34.99
STAR SLAMMERS REMASTERED #4 3.99
STAR TREK ONGOING #35 3.99
STAR WARS #19 2013 ONGOING 2.99
SUPERBOY #33 2.99
SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #13 3.99
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #10 3.99
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #10 BATMAN 75 VAR ED PI
TALON TP VOL 02 THE FALL OF THE OWLS (N52) 19.99
TERMINATOR ENEMY OF MY ENEMY #4 (OF 6) 3.99
TERMINATOR SALVATION FINAL BATTLE #7 (OF 12) 3.99
THIS ONE SUMMER GN 17.99
THOMAS ALSOP #2 (OF 8) 3.99
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #31 DAWN O/T AUTO 3.99
TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #6 3.99
UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC #3 3.99
UNITY TP VOL 02 TRAPPED BY WEBNET 14.99
USAGI YOJIMBO COLOR SPECIAL ARTIST ONE-SHOT 3.99
WALKING DEAD #129 2.99
WARLORD OF MARS #0 3.99
WINTER SOLDIER BITTER MARCH #5 (OF 5) 3.99
WOLVERINE #10 3.99
WORLDS FINEST #25 2.99
X #15 2.99
X-FORCE #7 3.99
X-MEN TP BATTLE OF ATOM 34.99
That’s it for now, see you soon!