Amazing Staff Picks (05/09/2018)

It is a been a little bit since our last Staff Picks but we had to make sure Free Comic Book was the best it could be! We hope you had lots of fun! Now... Let's talk some Amazing Staff Picks!

Norrin's Pick

Isola #2

Norrin's Pick

Writers: Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl
Artists: Karl Kerschl
Colorist: MSASSYK
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar

With the hunting clans closing in, Captain Rook leads the Queen to a city in ruins on a desperate mission to resupply. Unbeknownst to them, however, a new danger awaits within the broken walls - someone with a connection to Rook's past!

A Queen looking for healing. The Chief of the Royal Guard, keeping her safe. But the wilderness is not as it appears. There is more to the darkness of the forests than meets the eye. And, when the pair must stop to restock their supplies... They find that not even the townships may be the safest.

Katie's Pick

Barrier #1 AND #2 Collectors Editions

Katie's Pick

Writer: Brian K. Vaughn
Artist: Marcos Martin
Colorist: Muntsa Vicente

From the Eisner Award-winning team behind The Private Eye, Barrier is an unconventional drama about violence, language, and illegal immigration...with a shocking sci-fi twist. After debuting on PanelSyndicate.com, this critically acclaimed five-part miniseries finally comes to print, exclusively from Image Comics. After making the massive, 50-plus-page first issue available to mature readers for FREE on Free Comic Day, this special collector's edition of the first issue is being released in a larger size to match the next four issues being released WEEKLY throughout the rest of May! Printed in its original "landscape" format (side-stapled for convenient shelving!) and graced with gorgeous cardstock covers, each comic is meant to be a durable work of art, and there are no plans for these print issues to ever be collected, so the only way to own your own copies of this groundbreaking story is by supporting your friendly neighborhood comic shop!

 

 

Repeat!!! This will never be combined! Come grab the single issues, arriving weekly, today!!!

PS: As Issue #1 was available (as a non-collectors edition) on Free Comic Book Day, this actually makes it the SECOND week #1 is available. It also means that #2 is also on shelves now!

James' Pick

Justice League: No Justice #1 (of 4)

James' Pick

Writters: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson
Artist: Francis Manapul
Colorist: Hi-Fi
Letterer: AndWorld Design

Dark Nights: Metal left the DCU transformed in ways both terrifying and wondrous-and only the Justice League is strong enough to face the threats to come...or are they? Four giant beings comprised of the universe's major energies-Mystery, Wonder, Wisdom and Entropy-who sustain their life force by devouring planets are on their way to destroy the planet of Colu. The only way to take down this unimaginable threat is for the superhero teams of Earth to forget everything they thought they knew and form new alliances.
What secrets of the cosmos will Superman, Martian Manhunter and Team Mystery discover? Will Zatanna, Wonder Woman and Team Wonder awaken alien magic they cannot put back to sleep? What can Harley Quinn possibly have to teach the rest of Team Wisdom? And most importantly...why the heck is Beast Boy on Team Entropy with Lobo and Batman? Find out all this and much more in the most exciting, bombastic event of summer 2018! In this kickoff issue to the four-issue miniseries, after Brainiac systematically takes down all of Earth's super-teams, the last thing the League expects is for him to ask for their help! Without their aid, his home planet and the universe are both doomed!

 

There is a hole in the Source Wall. This has not only led to new magics. New super powers. But also... New Villains. Ones that are ready to seek out and destroy Earth. With the Omega Titans already on their way, new teams must form and fight together. It is the dawning of the new Justice Leagues!

Come by and see us today! And we can offer even more wonderful titles!

Amazing Staff Picks (04/25/2018)

We are LESS than a week away from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (FCBD)!!! Are you excited? We are! But it is still a week away... Do you need something to hold you over until then? Then let's get to some Amazing Staff Picks!

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Deep Roots #1

Norrin's Pick

Writer: Dan Watters
Artist: Val Rodrigues
Colorist: Triona Farrell
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar

Roots, once suffocating under cement, tear through the streets of London to throttle buildings. Vegetable homunculi hold up banks with automatic weapons. There is a green and blooming world beyond our own, fighting back against the human pollutant. We will launch a rescue mission to this Otherworld. But it is cruel and unknowable, and should we become tangled in its vines, more than cities will fall. From Dan Watters and Val Rodrigues comes a story of two worlds, of myth and man, of science and fiction, and the roots they share.

What happens when they fight back? No... Not the Villain. Not the Disenfranchised Youth. The World. The Growth. Mother Nature. What happens when the Plants fight back? The power that they have, the deep and strong roots they carry. Will the Human Race survive? Or will we, in trying to resist, die out? Come in today and grab the thrilling new series from up and coming publisher, Vault Comics.

Katie's Pick

Ice Cream Man 

Katie's Pick

Writer: W. Maxwell Prince
Artist: Martin Morazzo
Colorist: Chris O'Halloran

"EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE". Another woeful one-shot! Here, a guy named Joel has drinks with his best friend's estranged dad. As for the best friend? Well, I suppose you could say he's in a bit of a pickle.

Need more? Come to the store and we can talk your ears off about many other intriguing new titles. And we cannot wait to see you next Saturday, May 5th, for Free Comic Book Day!

Amazing Staff Picks (04/11/2018)

We know. We know! We apologize. It has been a month since our last Amazing Staff Picks... But we are back and ready to roll... So let's get right down to it!

Norrin's Pick

Thanos #18

Norrin's Pick

Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Geoff Shaw
Colorist: Antonio Fabela
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

AT LONG LAST...THANOS WINS! When there is nothing left to kill, Death comes...to the one who loves her most - KING THANOS. How will the fantastic saga of Thanos, King Thanos and the Cosmic Ghost Rider end?

Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw, the creative team behind the smash hit God Country from Image Comics, are thoroughly winning at Comics. Their monstrous Thanos story-line has brought us new characters, reintroduced old ones and given us a new look into the mind of the Mad Titan. If you have not yet, DEFINITELY grab this issue and hop into the madness...

Or... At least once the second printing comes out! If you were not able to already grab this issue, the 2nd Printing will be on shelves 04/25.

Heather's Pick

Domino #1

Heather's Pick

Writter: Gail Simone
Artist: David Baldeón
Colorist: Jesus Aburtov
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE Part 1. Impossible curves. Impossible shots. Impossible targets. Marvel's #1 soldier of fortune is back in an explosive new ongoing series! The product of a failed super-soldier program, Neena Thurman always made her own luck as the sharpshooting mercenary known as Domino... but what happens when her own powers betray her? The hunter becomes the hunted as every mercenary in the game smells blood in the water! Plus: A pair of beloved Marvel characters return!

What happens when the Luckiest among us... Loses her luck? What happens when all those wins finally catch up to you? Neena Thurman, aka Domino, knows. But not in the way you'd think. Her powers make her lucky. But that doesn't mean that her powers are on her side. But now... It is not only her powers in the way. Another force will impede on her luck... And it could lead to deadly consequences.

Gail Simone (Batgirl) and David Baldeón (Monsters Unleashed) bring together a team of... Misfits? Party girls? Well... A really fun team of assassins this must read new series! It is on shelves now!

Gideon Falls #2

Gideon Falls #2

Katie's Pick

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Andrea Sorrentino
Colorsist: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Steve Wands

The brand-new supernatural mystery series by the acclaimed team of Jeff Lemire (A.D. After Death) and Andrea Sorrentino (Green Arrow) continues. The mysteries of the "Black Barn" heighten as the reclusive Norton begins to unravel new clues just as a murder spree breaks out in the town of Gideon Falls. But how is it all connected?! The puzzle pieces begin to fall.

James' Pick

Oblivion Song #2

James' Pick

Writer: Robert Kirman
Artist: Lorenzo de Felici
Colorist: Annalisa Leoni

Nathan's obsession with Oblivion has put a strain on every aspect of his life. His love for Heather is really put to the test now that he's closer than he's ever been to finding what he's truly looking for.

See something new? Or something we have already mentioned before? Have you come by to grab the books yet? NO?!?!? Then come in today! Grab these amazing books and make them your own!

Amazing Staff Picks (03/07/2018)

When a problem comes along, you must... Check out our new Amazing Staff Picks! (We totally had you singing for a second didn't we?) Let's talk some books.

Norrin's Pick

Oblivion Song #1

Norrin's Pick

Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Lorenzo De Felici
Colorist: Annalisa Leoni
Letterer: Rus Wooton

A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years, they gave up. Nathan Cole...won't. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe...Nathan is looking for something else? Why can't he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?

 

If a catastrophic event befell our world and your family was taken away from you, how far would you go to find again? What would you risk? Would you face lands of unspeakable destruction? A lost world filled with the deadliest of creatures? Nathan Cole would. If it means getting those back he lost. He would go anywhere. He would risk everything.

Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Outcast) and  Lorenzo De Felici's new Skybound series, Oblivion Song, takes you to the far ends of the darkest places while tugging at your heart strings. You can almost hear the soft, echoing song alluded to in the title. This is a must pick up. So come by and grab a copy today.

James' Pick

Infinity Countdown #1

James' Pick

Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Aaron Kuder
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Letterer: VC's Cory Petit

The Saga of the Infinity Stones begins! As the Infinity Stones reappear around the cosmos, the ultimate race for power is on!! Battles will be fought, blood will be spilled, lives will be lost... all as the greatest cosmic heroes and villains vie for possession of the Power Stone, towering over a remote asteroid, somehow grown to the size of a building. Watch as the path to Infinity opens before your eyes and the END lies near...

 

The greatest war of power is upon us and it is every Soldier, Warrior, Guardian, NOVA Corp, Anti-Hero and Villain for themselves. Who will win? Who will control the greatest power in all of the Universe? The story has just begun but the path will be long and bloody. The first issue of Mavel's Infinity Event is here. On shelves. And waiting for you!

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I Hate Fairyland #17

Katie's Pick

Writer: Skottie Young
Colorist: Jean-Francois Beaulieu

"THERE'S MAGIC IN THAT THERE CALDRON!" Things in Fairyland certainly are a-brewin' with Gert out of the picture. Duncan Dragon joins the workforce, and Horribella means to collect what's hers as we FINALLY get that in-depth look into Fairyland's service industry and logistics!

Gert is gone. (Or we think she... It is Gert afterall!) And things are about to get crazy! But first. Duncan needs to get his life back on track. We know that life in Fairyland is like life in the real world. People need to work to live. And the Service Industry is not for the faint of heart. Will Duncan survive? Does it even matter? And what... Exactly... Is in that package Horribella is so desperately waiting for?

Skottie Young's I Hate Fairyland (also known as F*** Fairyland to us who love it most) #17 has THREE different covers, Image Fans! Make sure to stop in and grab a copy today.

Heather's Pick

Gideon Falls #1

Heather's Pick

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Art: Andrea Sorrentino
Colors: Dave Stewart
Letter: Steve Wands

A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of Old Man Logan and Green Arrow! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city's trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. Rural mystery and urban horror collide in this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith.

 

A shadow has fallen on a small town. The Black Barn has appeared and the omen can only bring about death. Will the confluence of events that happen around the small town bring destruction or is it merely fate that will bring blood? When it comes to suspense. Conspiracy. Mystery. Gideon Falls from Image Comics is an absolute must. Issue #1 is here!

It is also... Sold out! The series is so good that we could not keep it on the racks. If you were not able to grab a copy while we had it, come in and make a pre-order. The 2nd Print will be available on April 4th.

Another week. Another set of books! Come by the store and we can offer you even more!

Amazing Staff Picks (02/28/2018)

Is it time yet for us to talk to you about books you should be reading? Yes?!? Then here we go with this week's Amazing Staff Picks.

James' Pick

Gwenpool #25

James' Pick

Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Gurihiru
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

LOST IN THE PLOT PART 2. Gwen's future page count is running low but her thirst for super hero fun and adventure is as high as ever! What better time than the present to knock off "join the Avengers" from her bucket list?

We cannot believe it either, True Believers! But this is it. Gwen "Gwenpool" Poole's Final issue. (Or so they say...) The final issue is not about the end but about the times we spent with Gwen and all the possible futures in which we will see her again. And again. And again. This may be her last issue. But this will not be the last time we see her. Nor the last time we read about her. Gwenpool will always be in our hearts and living happily on our bookshelves!

Heather's Pick

The Wilds #1

Heather's Pick

Writer: Vita Ayal
Artist: Emily Pearson
Colorist: Marissa Louise

After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety. Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. It is a Runner's job to ferry items and people between settlements, and on occasion scavenge through the ruins of the old world. Daisy is the best there is at what she does. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations - those that were touched by the plague and became something other. After a decade of surviving, Daisy isn't phased by any of it - until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job. Desperate to find her, Daisy begins to see that there may be little difference between the world inside the walls and the horrors beyond. From writer Vita Ayala (Bitch Planet: Triple Feature) and Emily Pearson (Cult Classic) with colors by Marissa Louise (Spell On Wheels) and covers by Natasha Alterici (Heathen), comes this bold tale of surviving in bleak times.

 

There are many stories in which the world is lost. But few that talk about the world after. When the pieces have started to fit back together. People have jobs, are parts of communities and creating families. They are living their lives. Daisy's part in the community may be a little more treacherous but she lives it daily and to the best of her ability. And her ability is the Best! But not even the best can be prepared for all dangers. Especially those that hide outside of the safe walls of The Compound. #1 of this new series from Black Mask will keep you on the edge of your seat. Come by and grab a copy of The Wilds now!

Just two this week, but there are many, many other great titles on the racks! Come by and we can talk to you about all the titles that you should be reading.

Amazing Staff Picks (02/21/2018)

Is there anything better than opening up a new, crisp comic book and then following in love with the story? We have a few new books for you to try! Here are this week's Amazing Staff Picks...

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Deathbed #1

Katie's Pick

Writer: Josuah Williamson
Artist Riley Rossmo
Colorist: Ivan Plascencia

Myth, hack, sex symbol, stark raving lunatic-all of these words have been used to describe Antonio Luna, the world's greatest living adventurer. Or at least he was until 20 years ago, when he mysteriously vanished from the public eye. Now the ninety-year-old has returned and claims to be on his deathbed. Which is where Valentine Richards, a failed novelist turned reporter, comes in. Val is hired to travel to Luna's remote castle home and uncover where the old star has been all these years, and just how much of what he says is actually true. But once Val starts to hear Luna's tale, she finds herself entering into an insane world of psychedelic violence and explosive supernatural adventure. This brand-new series is a bold collaboration between Joshua Williamson (The Flash Rebirth, Nailbiter) and Riley Rossmo (Cowboy Ninja Viking). Before it's through, they promise to take you to the Moon and back-and everywhere in between-plus some places that are totally off the map.

Have you ever been on an adventure that you could never really talk about. Because, if you did, no one would believe you? Stories. Places. Events. All things you have done and known to be true... But you will be seen as a loon if you speak on it? Those are the stories and places Antonio Luna wishes to tell before he passes. Stories that would amaze. But could potentially be too good to be true. The new Vertigo series, Deathbed #1, is on shelves now.

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Infinity Countdown Prime #1

James' Pick

Writer: Gerry Duggan
Art: Mike Deodato Jr., Frank Martin, Cory Petit

Contains 30 pages of all-new story from Gerry Duggan (Deadpool) and Mike Deodato Jr (Invincible Iron Man), with additional bonus content! This brand-new story is the beginning of the saga fans won't want to miss. The Infinity Stones. Individually, they grant their wielder great power. Together, they grant the power of a god. Newly reformed and scattered throughout the universe, these artifacts allow the ones who claim them their heart's desire. Now, as their locations are discovered, forces converge for a battle that will begin the universe down a dark path to the END. Jump onto this exciting ride that will lead to the biggest Infinity yet! Plus: The saga of the Infinity Stones-what they are and how they came to be! From creation to destruction to re-creation, this prose primer will tell you everything you need to know about the legendary cosmic gems!

Avengers Infinity War is just around the corner, hitting theaters May 4th. So would it not be nice to know the truth about the Infinity Stones? What they are. How they came to be? Now is our chance. The Infinity Stones are back and the Universe will go to war to attain them. Check out this new series from Marvel and learn the history (and the future) of the Infinity Stones.

Only a couple of books on this week's list but you can come in and we can offer you more great ideas. More comics. More new. Come in today!

Amazing Staff Picks (02/14/2018)

The best part of... No... We cannot hold it in any longer. We need to talk about these books! Here are this week's Amazing Staff Picks.

Heather's Pick

Bingo Love GN

Heather's Pick

When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. From TEE FRANKLIN (Love is Love) and JENN ST-ONGE (Jem & The Misfits), Bingo Love is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years. 

Do you need to be emotionally destroyed by a story with queer Grandmothers who, after decades of sexuality suppression, decide that Love is Love and that true strength comes from within? And that we all deserve our own happiness? Are you already crying from this description? Then you NEED Bingo Love. The best part of this heart wrenching story is that it is YA (Young Adult). Everyone can enjoy it!

Now... To break your hearts even further... We... Are... Already sold out. Bingo Love is so popular, that it pre-sold out everywhere! Image Comics has already ordered a Second Printing and it will arrive on shelves on March 14th. Come in and reserve your copy today!

Katie's Pick

Ice Cream Man #1 (2nd Print)

Katie's Pick

Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, drug addiction, musical fantasy...there's a flavor for everyone's misery. Ice Cream Man is a genre-defying comic book series featuring disparate "one-shot" tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man-a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers-lickety split!-can change the course of your life forever. Written by W. MAXWELL PRINCE (One Week in the Library), with art by MARTÍN MORAZZO (Great Pacific) and CHRIS O'HALLORAN (Generation Gone).

Have you seen that Netflix show Black Mirror? Each story tells a deep, winding tale of woe, life and reality. It builds a level of fiction but also gives us a glimpse into truth. If you love stories like that, then Ice Cream Man is 100%... No... 1,000% for you! It has chills, thrills while also telling the stories of human nature. Its reality that portrays the darkness that resides within. But do not fall in love with the characters, as each issue weaves a new tale that will leave you hanging onto the edge of your seat.

The series was so popular that, at its original release back in January, it completely sold out. But Image Comics would not leave us hanging. The Second Printing is on the shelves. Come grab a copy now!

James' Pick

Kick-Ass #1

James' Pick

KICK-ASS IS BACK-ready to wipe out the city's criminal low-lives, destroy its gangs, and save its communities from decay. But there's a new face beneath the old mask, a new figure wearing that famous green and yellow spandex. Who is this new vigilante superhero? Who can fill Dave Lizewski's shoes? WHO IS THE NEW KICK-ASS? Find out in the first issue of this new, ongoing monthly series. Comic book legends MARK MILLAR (Huck, Chrononauts) and JOHN ROMITA, JR. (All Star Batman, Silencer) reunite for the next chapter of the greatest superhero comic of all time.

Dave Lizewski has retired. But Kick-Ass is still needed. It is time for a new hero to dawn the mask. But who could truly replace the greatest Superhero of all time? (PS: It is not who you think!) Celebrating 10 Years of Kick-Ass, the all-star team of Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. return to the story we love so much. And they are not holding back any punches! Come in and grab the first issue of the new series today!

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PS: Already grabbed a copy of the new series? Don't forget to come back in next week. Mark Millar is also bringing back his pint-sized, could-totally-beat-up-The-Punisher, heroine, Hit-Girl! And she is going world-wide! Hit-Girl #1 is on shelves 02/21/2018.

Do you need more options? We have so many more great reads for you! Stop on by, have a chat and we can offer you more and more titles we know you will love!

Amazing Staff Picks (02/07/2018)

It is that time again. That time we tell you everything you need to be buying right now! Well.. Or at least a few more things to buy... Here are this week's Amazing Staff Picks.

Norrin's Pick

Batman: White Knight #5 (of 8)

Norrin's Pick

Jack's mind and body begin to betray him as he prepares for an inevitable showdown with Batman, and Bruce himself struggles to keep his team united. As the game gets tougher, Batman seeks counsel from a shocking source-and after Wayne Manor is infiltrated, a car chase for the ages aims to curb Napier's supercriminal crew once and for all.

Jack Napier is the popular political choice right now. Even, apparently, amongst the police. And... Maybe even the Batman Family? With everyone turning their backs to the Batman, it is time for the final showdown to begin. But will the pills that are keeping the Napier's sanity stay steady, or will his body (or the Joker) begin to fight back? We have not spoken about Sean Murphy's (Tokyo Ghost) Batman: White Knight in a few months on here but we cannot shut up about it in store! It is so good that it is BOTH of our Norrins (Norrins-es?) pick this week!

Swamp Thing: Winter Special #1

Swamp Thing: Winter Special #1

Katie's Pick

Tom King (Batman) and Jason Fabok (Justice League vs Suicide Squad) pay tribute to the legendary creators of Swamp Thing, writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, as they join forces for an earth-shattering Swamp Thing passion project! In this new, squarebound one-shot, Swamp Thing is out of his element as he shepherds a lost boy through a blinding blizzard and other hazards of a strange, frozen tundra. In this touching and harrowing tale of survival, the pair must navigate countless threats throughout a bewildering terrain-with a bloodthirsty snow monster hot on their heels. But how long can they rely on each other? Separated from the Green and stripped of his powers in this dead world, Swamp Thing struggles to fight for their lives and deliver the boy to safety. Disoriented and decaying, Swamp Thing's fading understanding of his surroundings forces the duo to confront their desperation and uncover the true identity of the snow monster that hunts them. In addition, this special features the final Swamp Thing story from the monster's co-creator, Len Wein. Originally intended as the start of a new series, it is presented here both in its original script form and with art by Kelley Jones.

Do you love Swamp Thing? Do you... REALLY love Swamp Thing? This is the special for you. Written by DC's own (Washington DC that is) Tom King, this is the Swamp Thing special we have all been waiting for. And... It is practically (and near completely) sold you. Come in and grab this special before it is all gone!

James' Pick

Young Monsters in Love #1

James' Pick

It's hard being a monster... and even harder being a monster in love. Sparks will fly and hearts will be broken when the ghouls and ghosts of the DC Universe assemble to bring you the Valentine's Day Special that no one saw coming!

This Staff Picks seems a little DC-y. But when DC brings the love just before Valentines Day, how can we not return it? In this Monster Sized special, we get to experience all the love that everyone deserves. This issue with bring you to tears, in all the best ways! Come in right now... Like RIGHT now! To grab a copy of this issue!

That is all folks! Well... For this week. And come by the store and talk to us about even more great books.

Amazing Staff Picks (01/31/2018)

Need something new to read? We are here to help! Let's get to some Amazing Staff Picks...

James' Pick

Silencer #1

James' Pick

"CODE OF HONOR" part one! She's one of the DC Universe's deadliest assassins... and you've never heard of her. Super-strong, highly trained, armed with devastating and stealthy meta-human abilities, the Silencer is virtually invincible. Or at least she was. After decades as Leviathan's chief assassin, Honor Guest put in her time and managed to get out with her skin intact. Now she lives a normal life with a normal family in a normal house on a normal street. But the past has come back to haunt her in the form of her old employer and a deadly new mission... and Talia Al Ghul won't take no for an answer.

DC Comics New Age of Super Heroes is here! Silencer, from creative team Dan Abnett (Aquaman Rebirth), Sandra Hope (Gotham Academy: Second Semester), John Romita (Kick-Ass), is a smash-hitting, kick-butt-ing tale of one of the world's deadliest. And what she would do to keep her work life and her real life separate.

Norrin's Pick

Star Wars - DJ: Most Wanted #1

Norrin's Pick

When STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI takes theaters in FORCE (get it?) this December, Star Wars fans will get a peek into some new dark corners of the Galaxy Far Away...and out of one of those corners scuttles DJ, the mysterious character played by Benecio Del Toro! Who is this mystery man, and what put him in the path of our Resistance heroes? Join Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Star Wars Join the Resistance, Star Wars: The Last Jedi - The Storms of Crait) and Kev Walker (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra) as they reveal a day in DJ's life just before his appearance in the film!

 

Hacker and Traitor. Who is DJ? How did he come to find himself locked up on Canto Bight? Is there more to the character than meets the eye? Probably... This is Star Wars! But for us to speculate more, we need to start at the beginning. Pick up this eye-opening one-shot and learn more about the mysterious man who is only as good (or evil) as the price you pay.

Katie's Pick

Hungry Ghosts #1

Katie's Pick

On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles-where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings-and prays to survive the challenge. Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food. First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly. Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli (Second Sight) and Vanesa Del Rey (Redlands), with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope (Batman Year 100).

 

Famed... Or In-famed? Chef and world traveler, Anthony Bourdain loves to tell stories. From prose to comics, Bourdain sits at the top of the New York Times bestsellers lists. His new story, one of the first line of books from the exciting to Berger Books line from Dark Horse, is a must pick-up.

Heather's Pick

Flash Annual #1

Heather's Pick

"FLASH WAR" prelude! The biggest Flash story of 2018 starts here, with a special story starring the classic Wally West, who's conflicted over whether to let Iris West know he is alive-and he'll need the help of the Flash to figure out what to do! But when Magenta, Wally's old love, needs his help, the Flash returns home to Keystone City where he is confronted with violent memories of an unknown world...A major turning point for the Flash family that sets the path for earth shattering stories in 2018!

Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter) and Christian Duce (Detective Comics Rebirth) are about to take the DC world by storm. Or maybe more by Speed Force? The Flash War is about to begin. But before we jump in, we need to look back at how the Rebirth all began. Wally still has not confronted certain aspects of his life and he needs Barry's help. But... Of course... If it was only as easy as a simple decision and nothing ever interfered... Well... It wouldn't be a very long issue, now would it? The Flash Annual #1 is out now, come by and grab a copy of your very own.

That is it for this week. But... Do you need a few more options? Come on into the store and let us stock you up with all the best!

Amazing Staff Picks (01/24/2018)

We love comic books. We just... REALLY love comic books! And the only thing we love more is talking to you about comic books. So... Let's talk comics! Here are this week's Amazing Staff Picks.

Katie's Pick

Black Magick #10

Katie's Pick

"AWAKENINGS II," Part Five. In the wake of an officer-involved shooting, Rowan's lies are threatening to unravel. The Ascension threatens tragedy for those closest to Rowan.

Rowan is stuck. Between an investigation of the shooting of a police officer and a world that she has been keeping hidden. But, while trying to keep herself composed, The Ascension is trying to affect everyone around her. Rowan is at a precipice. And she needs to figure out how to untangle all aspects of her life.

This is the fifth of the six-part, second arc of Black Magick. We have the issues and, if you aren't already reading the series from Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman) and Nicola Scott (also Wonder Woman), you really need to come in!

PS: We are also taking pre-orders for Volume 2, which is set for a May 2, 2018 release.

James' Pick

Marvel 2-in-One #2

James' Pick

THE FATE OF THE FOUR Part 2. What is THE SECRET OF REED RICHARDS? And is it deep within MONSTER ISLAND? Ben and Johnny are the only ones who can uncover it, unless DOOM beats them to it! THE FATE OF THE FOUR continues here!

Could Reed and Sue really be alive? Could the letter that Doctor Doom found be more than a pathway to the multiverse... But, in reality, a pathway to Johnny and Ben's missing companions? Could... Could the Fantastic Four be the Fantastic Four again?

Well... Marvel is basically letting comics' most wild creator write it? So... Maybe?! Chip Zdarksy (Sex Criminals, Howard the Duck) and Jim Cheung (The Clone Conspiracy) are bringing back... Or not... The characters we miss the most. Come by and grab a copy of Marvel 2-in-One #2. As well as #1! If you need it...

Heather's Pick

Abbott #1

Heather's Pick

Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt) and artist Sami Kivelä (Beautiful Canvas) present one woman's search for the truth that destroyed her family. Hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy.

Darkness seeps out in ways that many just ignore. Including the Police and hardened News Journalists. But the best, do not need to have their names on the front page. And Elena Abbott is the best. She is not taken seriously, especially during a time of racial unrest. But... She sees passed what others refuse to even look at. The evil behind the mundane. And the Cult that took everything away.

To tag along with Black Magick #10, make sure to grab a copy of Abbott #1!

These and so many other good stories are just waiting for you. Come by the store and let us top you off with all of the best!

Amazing Staff Pick (01/10/2018)

Can you believe that we are already doing our first Staff Pick of 2018? It feels like only yesterday our little website was created and look at it now! Well... No time for reminiscing. Let's get to some Amazing Staff Picks!

Katie's Pick

Rocko's Modern Life #2

Katie's Pick

Rocko's new job is more than he bargained for, so he'll have to do whatever it takes to get fired. Featuring a backup story from David DeGrand that sends Rocko and Heffer to O-Town's very own comic convention.

We spoke about this one last month, but we cannot hold in our excitement! THe series we loved as children is back and... Rocko may not be super happy about it. Life in the modern day is hard. And he is having a harder time adapting to it. Come in today and grab a copy of the Rocko's Modern Life #2!

James' Pick

Ms. Marvel #26

James' Pick

An OLD ENEMY has returned with a monstrous new trick to boot! Will MS. MARVEL be in time to save the day, or will her new life keep her away from the city she loves?

We know... We know... We talk about Ms. Marvel a lot so we will not get into the details of the issue. You already know you should be reading it. But we do not want to talk about the upcoming Amazing Comic Book Club that is happening! On Friday, January 26th, we will be hosting an All Ages book club to talk Comics, Media and... Maybe eat a cookie or two... And the book? Ms. Marvel TP Volume 1! Come by, grab a copy of the volume from the store, read it and be ready to chat!

Two really fun books to start of the New Year! And we have even more books to offer when you come into the store!

Amazing Staff Picks (12/27/2017)

This is it. The LAST Amazing Staff Picks of 2017. Can you believe how fast this year went by? Let's finish 2017 out strong with a few really AMAZING Amazing Staff Picks!

Norrin's Pick

Rick & Morty #33

Norrin's Pick

One Experimental Summer! It's the hottest, most boring part of the year-so can you blame Summer for going exploring in Grandpa Rick's garage for a dimension where she gets what she wants? She'll learn a little about science, a lot about life, and a whole bunch about having a crush on a girl.

It is the long anticipated Summer Issue! No.. No... Not like the "Summer", warm sun, playing on the beach issue. But Summer's Issue! Summer may be a little bored but it isn't like she doesn't have a huge garage of her Grandpa Rick's gadgets to play around with. From Writers Tini Howard and Magdalene Visaggio, along with artists CJ Cannon and Katy Farina, watch as Summer explores strange new worlds, experiences new loves and new loses. Rick and Morty #33 is here and it's waiting for you!

Katie's Pick

Imaginary Fiends #2

Katie's Pick

Melba is assigned to her first case, investigating a series of child disappearances in rural Georgia. As Melba and Agent Crockett uncover clues about the horror gripping the residents, Melba must resist both the temptation to escape into the real world after spending seven years locked up and the terrible appetite of the newly unleashed Polly Peachpit, Melba's own personal psychic parasite-a massive spider-human only Melba can see, but is far from imaginary.

This world is filled with Monsters. Monsters that you or I may not see, but ones that stalk the minds of those most impressionable. Those who's minds are weak, they are the ones that know the truth. For they are the only ones to see them, the IMPs (Interdimensional Mental Parasites). Tim Seeley (Grayson) and Stephen Molnar (Danger Girl Renegade) bring their Slender Man murder style horror story to life in Melba's tale of Aliens, Psychopathy and Mystery! The first and second issues are out now.

Heather's Pick

Hawkman Found #1

Heather's Pick

One of DC'S greatest heroes is missing! No one has seen or heard from Carter Hall-a.k.a. Hawkman-in years. Reincarnated repeatedly since the dawn of humanity, Hawkman has spent his many lives uncovering history's most fantastic mysteries, and now he has become one himself! Take a journey into the one of the darkest corners of the DC Universe as a mysterious man tries to piece together what happened to Hawkman, and how it all connects to the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL!

Hawkman... Carter Hall... Has gone missing. But that is only the beginning of the mystery. Hawkman's entire reason for being is destiny. A destiny of renewal. A destiny of love. A destiny so heavy only a warrior could carry. In this Dark Nights Metal tie-in, writer Jeff Lemire (Descender) and artists Bryan Hitch (Justice League of America) and  Kevin Nowlan (Doctor Strange) bring Hall's story to the precipice of return. But how high and what that precipice conceals... Now those are the questions. Hawkman Found #1 is on shelves now! (And you can't miss it with its shiny cover!)

James' Pick

Ms. Marvel #25 (Legacy)

James' Pick

Teenage Wasteland Part 1
Jersey City still has a need for a super hero, but why has KAMALA KHAN, a.k.a MS. MARVEL, vanished?  In the wake of her disappearance, the city's newest hero RED DAGGER and even ordinary citizens attempt to carry on her Legacy of heroism.  MS. MARVEL is nowhere...but also everywhere at once!    And when an old enemy re-emerges, will anyone be powerful enough to truly carry the MS. MARVEL legacy but Kamala? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

Ms. Marvel is an icon. An Original. A First and Only. But... When she goes missing, is there a way to duplicate her? To repeat the greatness she has brought to her community? Well... In her Marvel Legacy issue, Her community will definitely try! The issue from series writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Nico Leon (Hulk NOW!), is on sale now!

There they are, Comic Fans, our last Picks of 2017. We are open today (New Years Eve) and hope to see you come by and pick up these incredible titles and many others. But... If we do not see you today, have a wonderful New Years and we will see you in 2018!

Amazing Staff Picks (12/13/2017)

Okay... We are putting this out a little late. But don't worry! We have some Amazing last minute Holiday Gift ideas! Let's get some Staff Picks going.

Norrin's Pick

Under #1 (of 2)

Norrin's Pick

Some people bury their secrets underground. In Megalopolis, the dirt flows into the sewers.
LT Wilson Jericho, disgraced from his position above ground and now an officer in the sewer police, thinks he knows everything there is to know about what lies beneath. But scientist Sandra Yeatman is determined to discover the truth behind the legends, and something is threatening to crawl out and rip the city apart...

Titan Comics' new two part miniseries is deep. Or, should we say, deep underneath! There are some surprising creatures right under our feet... And we do not even know it. Creators Christophe Bec (Sanctum) and Stefano Raffaele (Hawkeye) bring us the mysteries within the darkness and... What terrors could come if that darkness reaches the surface. Come by and grab Under #1.

Katie's Pick

The Wicked + The Divine Christmas Annual #1

Katie's Pick

Jamie [McKelvie] (Young Avengers, Phonogram) said "It's a shame we never saw any of the gods' early funtimes," and Kieron [Gillen] (also the... Young Avengers and Phonogram...) said "Yeah," and then they looked at each other, and then called all their talented friends to do a Christmas album of (mostly) fan service! Inanna and Baal getting it on! Lucifer and Sakhmet getting it on! Dionysus giving Baphomet a lift in a crappy car! And more! This one has it all.

Now... When the creators said that they wanted to bring together some of their friends and create a Wic+Div "Christmas album of (mostly) fan service", they meant it! Though we would not suggest Wic+Div for anyone under 18, this issue takes the fan service cake. In this (*cough*) exciting (*cough*) Holiday issue, you will see how the young, freshly made Pantheon played around. Wink. Wink. Come in and grab The Wicked + The Divine Christmas Annual #1 today.

Heather's Pick

Lady Killer TP Vol 2

Heather's Pick

The killer housewife is back! The Schuller family has moved to Cocoa Beach, where life carries on as usual. Josie continues to juggle Tupperware parties, her kids, and a few heads-and things don't get any easier for the entrepreneur hit lady when her past comes back to haunt her. Collects issues #1-#5 of the series.

Josie is just trying to do good. Be a good mother. A good wife. And throw some Tupperware parties in-between. But, the best Hit Woman cannot simply walk away from her past. And, when it comes back to taunt her, Josie has to deal with some issues the old fashioned, bloody way. Joëlle Jones (Batman) returns with her hit series. And, trust us, it is worth every second! Come by and grab Lady Killer TP Vol 2 today!

Have not read the first volume? Make this present extra special and grab Lady Killer Vol 1, too!

James' Pick

She-Hulk #160

James' Pick

JEN WALTERS MUST DIE Part 2. SHE-HULK has been kidnapped by THE LEADER! And what does the LEADER want with SHE-HULK? Well, I don't think our fearless hero is going to like the answer to that question

Is that solicit from Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and Jahnoy Lindsay vague enough? If so, then you need to come pick up this issue! Jen is having some issues and The Leader will make sure to only create more for her. See how she handles it in the second issue of her all new Marvel Legacy series. Come in and grab it today!

Great options and so many more. Come into the store and let us offer you some of the best Holiday Gift options. And do not forget to check back here for even more Amazing Staff Picks!

Amazing Staff Picks (12/06/2017)

Hey... It is snowing! You know what goes good with snow? Yes, yes. Hot Chocolate with lots of marshmallows. But what else? How about a new book or two? Let's get into some Amazing Staff Picks.

Katie's Pick

Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville #1 

Katie's Pick

Eisner Award-winning creator Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman) and Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers) reunite for a brand-new Klaus Special! An evil Santa from an alternate dimension has founded an evil soda corporation that uses Christmas and Santa as a marketing tactic to build their fortunes. Only Klaus can defeat the Pola Cola Corp and the zombie-like Santas that are in the evil Santa's thrall.

An evil Santa has come and wants to turn Christmas into a capitalist venture with advertisements galore. And it all starts with a new specialty soda company. Huh... Sounds oddly like art imitating life? Or maybe that is just us.... No matter. You should buy this issue! Brought to us by the same two gentlemen who created the earth-shattering Klaus mini-series.

Have you never read the original series from BOOM Entertainment? WHY NOT?!?!? We admit that a Santa Claus, Year One story sounds pretty silly and... Well, it kind of was! But in an incredible way! We currently have the Hardcover in stock as well.

James's Pick

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 (of 6)

James's Pick

The team behind the smash-hit crossover series is back to reunite the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-Shell. When Donatello goes looking for a new mentor to help him improve his fighting skills, he opens a doorway to another reality, hoping to summon the Turtles' one-time ally, Batman. But instead, he gets sent to Gotham City and someone else comes through the open portal-Bane! Suddenly, there's a new gang boss in New York and he's out to unite all the other bad guys under him. Can Donnie get back in time and bring Batman with him to help his brothers before Bane causes irreparable destruction? Co-published by DC Comics with IDW Publishing.

 

It is back! James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Rebirth) and Freddie Williams II's (Legendary Star-Lord) smash series that brings together the greatest Detective and a bunch of weapon carrying mutant Turtles. And the crossover is only getting bigger. New York City and Gotham collide when Bane tries to take over. This time the Turtles and Batman have a broader mess to clean up. Come in and grab the first issue of this incredible new series as soon as possible. Because it will fly off the shelves!

Norrin's Pick

Rocko's Modern Life #1

Norrin's Pick

Ryan Ferrier (Kong on Planet of the Apes) and Ian McGinty (Adventure Time) continue BOOM! Studios' partnership with Nickelodeon with all-new stories about everyone's favorite wallaby! When Rocko faces unemployment, a terrible living situation, and increasingly slim job prospects, he is forced to find out just how far he is willing to go to get a job.

ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE IS BACK!!!! Ahhhhhh!!!! We are on cloud nine about this. If you are fan, either as an adult or child. There is nothing else to be said but... Come and get this book! The new series from BOOM will fill that gaping hole that has been in your chest since the series ended in 1996.

Heather's Pick

I Hate Fairyland Deluxe HC Book One

Heather's Pick

From SKOTTIE YOUNG, New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning cartoonist of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz graphic novels, Rocket Raccoon, and Fortunately, the Milk, comes a satirical fairytale adventure that smashes its cute little face against hilariously violent comedy that's definitely NOT bedtime story material for the kiddies (unless your parents are super cool and don't screen your entertainment, then...whatever). In this oversized DELUXE HARDCOVER, join Gert (a grown woman in a six-year-old girl's body, who has been stuck in a the magical world of Fairyland for over 30 years) on a maddening quest to return home. It's just her, a fly named Larry, a giant blood-soaked battle-axe and an endless amount of cute and cuddly Fairylanders standing in her way.
Collects I HATE FAIRYLAND #1-10, along with EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS!

 

Are you a die hard Skottie Young fan? Do you love I Hate Fairyland? Do you wish you could know more? See some extra art? Read more about the creator and creation of the story? Of course you do! You really, really, REALLY need to buy this beautiful (and very bloody) Hardcover. (PS: It also makes for a perfect Christmas Present!)

So much. All the great! And we can offer you even more. It is a little cold. A little snowy. But we have great books! Come on in and check them all out.

And make sure you check back here weekly for all of the best Amazing Staff Picks!

Amazing Staff Picks (11/29/2017)

Are you still stuffed from Thanksgiving? It has been over a week and... Phew! We still may not want to look at food for another few days. Unless it is Christmas candy! And you know what goes best with candy? A brand new read! Let's get to some Amazing Staff Picks...

James's Pick

New Talent Showcase 2017 #1

James's Pick

The latest graduates from the DC Talent Development Workshops show off their skills in stories starring some of DC's greatest characters. In these tales, Poison Ivy fights an ancient demon, Doctor Fate is confronted by the cost of magic, Red Hood and Duke Thomas face off in a training day simulation and so much more!

DC Comics holds a special talent workshops every year in which they work to develop new and upcoming talent and then give them opportunities to write stories. Like the ones for the New Talent Showcase! This year there are several AMAZING stories including one about Duke Thomas's exciting new alter-ego, The Signal!

If you didn't check out the Showcase from 2016, you NEED to come in and check out the 2017 New Talent Showcase. This group of new talent will definitely surprise you!

Katie's Pick

Super Sons Annual #1

Katie's Pick

"SUPER-PETS UNLEASHED"! The World's Furriest team Krypto and Titus-together at last! Tired of the boys stealing the spotlight, the doggy duo lead the Super Sons on a canine-powered epic!

It is the Super Sons issue we have all been waiting for... THE PUPPY ISSUE!!! That is right, it is time for Krypto and Titus to take hold of the leashes and run the show. Bringing a few other super-furred-friends along for the ride.

Writer Peter J. Tomasi (Superman Rebirth) with artists Paul Pelletier (Cyborg) and Cam Smith (Amazing Spider-man) tell a fun and adorable tail (yes, tail) that we will be taking about for years to come! So come on in and grab a copy before they are all gone!

Heather's Pick

John Wick #1 (of 5)

Heather's Pick

JOHN WICK: BOOK OF RULES PART ONE
When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first, epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became the Baba Yaga? Here for the first time, read the thrilling origin story of John Wick, from Planet Hulk writer Greg Pak and X-Men Blue artist Giovanni Valletta.

If you are like Heather, you are already talking about the third John Wick movie. Like non-stop. (Because it is so exciting!) But... What about before John Wick became John Wick? What happened that turned him into one of the deadliest and terrifying assassins? Well... Let's find out!

From Greg Pack and Giovanni Valletta comes this new Dynamite Entertainment MUST (yes, MUST) read. Come in today and grab your copy of John Wick #1. Or... If you missed it, come by and place your order. We have already sold out! But! It is still available and we are more than happy to order a copy for you to love and enjoy.

We could keep going... Or... You could come in and we can offer you even more great choices! We love talking new titles! So... We will see you soon? And don't forget to stop by here, every week, to see all the latest and greatest Amazing Staff Picks!

Amazing Staff Picks (11/15/2017)

Dear Customers,

We know you need new and exciting things to read. And we are MORE than happy to through some books at you! Here are this week's Amazing Staff Picks.

Katie's Pick

Evolution #1

Katie's Pick

Human evolution has taken millions of years to get to this stage. But next week, we become something new. Around the world, humanity is undergoing rapid and unpredictable changes, and only three individuals seem to notice that their world is being reborn. But what can they do about it? Skybound unites writers James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela & Joshua Williamson and artists Joe Infurnari & Jordan Boyd to create a new global phenomenon in this oversized debut issue.

Phew! Do you see that list of creators? Evolution #1 brings a new look into a more drastically evolving world and the team behind? WOW! Creators of books like The Flash, Hearthrob and Kong of Skull Island all come together for this massive oversize first issue. Come on in and grab Evolution #1.

Heather's Pick

Dark Nights: Batman Who Laughs

Heather's Pick

As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can the World's Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

What do you get when you mix the guy writing Detective Comics, Rebirth (James Tynion IV), and the guy who drew Batman/The Shadow (Riley Rossmo)? Something both beautiful and just a little big crazy. Batman Who Laughs introduces the most anticipated Batman yet. In our universe, there must always be a Batman and a Joker. Two halves of the coin. But... Who will stop them if they are one-in-the-same? Dark Nights: Batman Who Laughs #1 is flying off shelves. Have you grabbed your's yet?

James's Pick

The Punisher #218

James's Pick

For years, Frank Castle has been fighting a one-man war against criminals who endanger the innocent, but when a certain one-eyed operative offers him the tools to take his fight global...how could he say no? Find out how Frank found his way into the WAR MACHINE Armor! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

Wait... Wait!! Did they just say WAR MACHINE? So not only is Frank Castle cleaning up the streets as The Punisher, in his new Legacy title, but he is also the heavily armoured War Marchine? If you haven't yet been tempted to come in with the others... You MUST come in to grab this introductory issue from Matthew Rosenberg (4 Kids Walk Into a Bank) and Guiu Vilanova (Twilight Zone).

So Comic Fans? Are these good? Do you need more? Come on in and grab all the new plus more and more and more!

Amazing Staff Picks (11/08/2017)

Need a new Amazing Staff Pick or two? Then let's get right into it.

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She-Hulk #159

James's Pick

JEN WALTERS MUST DIE Part 1. The LEADER is back and he's using his gamma-enhanced super-intelligence to strike at She-Hulk!  But how do you hurt an almost indestructible She-Hulk?  By turning Jen against HERSELF!  PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

How do you destroy a Hulk? Either with a Hulk or form the Inside out! Jen will go up against her largest competition ever in this big (renumbered) issue of SHE-HULK #159! We do have the Lenticulars in stock... But supplies are limited. Make sure to come by and grab a copy of  Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer GN) and Jahnoy Lindsay's story as soon as possible!

Katie's Pick

Port of Earth #1

Katie's Pick

Imagine if aliens came to Earth not in war or peace, but with a business deal: open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. But when our alien visitors break Port restrictions and wreak havoc in our cities, it falls to the newly formed Earth Security Agents to hunt down and safely deport the dangerous rogue aliens back to the Port of Earth. A gritty sci-fi action thriller from new comic book writer ZACK KAPLAN (Eclipse) and ANDREA MUTTI (Control).

Earth is backwards to many of our Alien Counterparts. We are easy to control. Easy to take over. But, instead of complete control, what if other Alien races simply asked for our help? Earth is now part of an interplanetary trading post. But there are always those who wish to break the rules. But there are laws. Regulations. And they will be held to a standard. Kaplan and Mutti's new adventure Sci-Fi is absolutely worth a pick-up!

Heather's Pick

Moon Knight #188

Heather's Pick

CRAZY RUNS IN THE FAMILY  Part 1. A new day is dawning and with it comes an enemy unlike any that Marc Spector, Moon Knight, has ever faced.  Moon Knight has always been a protector from the shadows, but this new enemy is looking to extinguish that shadow with blinding light and fire.  Get ready for the introduction of Moon Knight's greatest nemesis!   PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

There are others just like Marc Spector. He suffers daily. But he knows and understands his demons. He accepts his destiny. Maybe the others can learn to accept and understand theirs' as well? Or maybe others will learn that the Gods have other plans. In the new (renumbered) series from Max Bemis (Evil Empire) and Jacen Burrows (Providence HC), the Moon Knight has a new villain. One that he could never believe. Moon Knight #1 is on shelves now. And, Yes! We do have the Lenticulars! (While supplies last!)

So many great books on the shelves. So many incredible options! And yet... There are always more! Stop by, grab these incredible titles and love them just as much as we do!

Amazing Staff Picks (10/25/2017)

Following a super fun Halloween ComicFest, we need some fun and new... New! Not only are updating the name of our Staff Picks but we are giving you a whole new set of books to enjoy! Let's talk this week's Amazing Staff Picks.

Norrin's Pick

Deadly Class #31

Norrin's Pick

ARC FINALE!
There's something grand about being lame, and the lame are making moves to haunt all who imagine themselves members of the council of cool kids.

The final issue of the sixth bull-busting arc of Deadly Class has arrived. And it is a dousy! Just cause your an outcast does not mean you do not know how to play revenge. It is usually the exact opposite! Rick Remender (Black Science, Captain America, Seven to Eternity) and Wesley Craig (Blackhand Comics) keep throwing punches and we are loving every second! If you haven't yet, absolutely come pick it up! This arc and every trade before!

If you would prefer Trade (as this is the last issue of this arc), we do have all 5 Trade Paper Backs and are now taking pre-orders for the sixth (hitting shelves 12/20)!

EXCITING NEWS!!! All of us at Amazing Comic Shop would also like to give a HUGE CONGRATS to both Rick Remender and Wes Craig! Deadly Class has been picked up for a Pilot by SyFy! And we cannot wait!

Heather's Pick

Renato Jones Season 2 #4

Heather's Pick

"THE FREELANCER," Part Four
The rage and the reckoning have an ending...and it is upon him. How many deaths can one man die? Renato Jones is about to find out...Oh, and puppies. Lots of cute puppies.

The 1% have a lot to apologize for and Renato Jones will not stop until he has taught his lesson. No matter how many times he has to personally put himself in danger. Also... Puppies... Everyone loves puppies! Kaare Andrew's (Iron Fist Living Weapon) spins a tale of loss, anger, revenge... Death... And more Death! But in a very relatable we-are-the-99% way. If you want action. If you want the unexpected. If you want the "What the ****?" moment. Come in and grab Renato Jones Season 2!

Katie's Pick

Jughead The Hunger #1

Katie's Pick

BRAND NEW SERIES!  Jughead Jones is a werewolf, and Reggie Mantle has fallen victim to Jughead's monstrous ways. Now Betty Cooper: Werewolf Hunter along with Archie Andrews are hot on the trail of Jughead.

Did you LOVE Frank Tieri's Jughead The Hunger One-Shot from Archie Comics? Yes?!?! So did we! And so did EVERYONE! It was so passionately accepted it has now become an ongoing series! Also from writer Tieri (Catwoman N52) and with artists Pat Kennedy and Tim Kennedy, #1 picks up right where the One-Shot left off. Warewolf Hunters, Betty Cooper and Archie Andrews, are on the hunt for the blood thirsty creature that is Jughead Jones. If you are looking to appease your horror palate! Then this is definitely for you!

We are so happy that we get to talk to you about these books and that you are going to be coming in and we can talk to you about even more AWH-MAZ-ING books. We will see you at the store and make sure you check back here weekly for all of the top titles you should be reading.

New Comic Book Day (10/04/2017) - The Amazing Staff Picks

Can you believe how crazy it has been? Baltimore Comic Con. Harley Quinn Day! And we are already turning around and starting prep for Halloween Comic Fest (October 28)? We are on fire! But... We still have books to throw your way! Check out this week's Amazing Staff Picks.

Heather's Pick

Batman: White Knight #1

Heather's Pick

In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.
He's been called a maniac, a killer and the "Clown Prince of Crime" but "white knight"? Never. Until now... Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as "Jack," sets about trying to right his wrongs. First he plans to reconcile with Harley Quinn, and then he'll try to save the city from the one person who he thinks is truly Gotham City's greatest villain: Batman! Superstar writer and artist Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake) presents a eight-issue miniseries of a twisted Gotham City with a massive cast of heroes and villains that, at its heart, is a tragic story of a hero and a villain: Batman and The Joker. But which is the hero-and which the villain? 

Joker... As a "good guy"? No... Wait... What? He is healed? Noooooo?!?!? This book is crazy! It is beautiful! Though, we did not need to tell you that! Sean Murphy's art and storytelling and breathtaking. Batman: White Knight #1 WILL sell out. Critics are already suggesting that this book will rank along side titles such as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Which means you need to pick it up before it is gone!

Katie's Pick

I Hate Image Special Edition

Katie's Pick

The Free Comic Book Day hit is back, with even more pages! Gertrude has been stuck in Fairyland for decades when she finally hears of a secret passage that may be her way back home. But reaching it is easier said than done, as she crosses the border into Image where she'll have to chop her way through your favorite characters from SAGA, THE WALKING DEAD, SAVAGE DRAGON, SPAWN, DESCENDER, BLACK SCIENCE, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, and many more! This all-new special edition features four additional pages of story as Gert slices and dices her way through even more of your Image favorites, plus a behind the scenes look at Skottie's script, layouts, and black and white artwork all wrapped in a brand-new cover!

Gert is on a rampage. She will destroy anyone in her path to get out of Fairyland. Even if she has to destroy all of Image to do so! Seriously! She kills everyone! Skottie Young (Fortunately, The Milk, Rocket Raccoon) created a masterpiece of comic universe destruction.

Did you not get I Hate Image on Free Comic Book Day because it was the hottest book of the 2017 event? Or did you get it and need another version (or two), which includes additional pages with  new art and scripts, because it is just that amazing? We have it and you definitely need it! So come and get it before it is all gone.

James's Pick

Dark Nights - Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1

James's Pick

As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World's Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

What happens when the Green Lantern Ring seeks out Bruce Wayne instead of Hal Jordan? Something dark. For no one has a greater Willpower than Bruce Wayne. The second tie-in introduces the power of "The Dawnbreaker's Light" and it is something to behold. So come in because you need to be-holding it! (We apologize for that pun.)

Norrin's Pick

Cannibal #8

Norrin's Pick

END OF STORY ARC
In this conclusion to the second arc, the Hansen family decide the fate of a loved-one who is infected with the virus. But to carry out their plans, they must go through one of their own.

The second arc of Brian Buccellato (Sons of the Devil), Jennifer Young and Matias Bergara's (Sons of Anarchy) Southern Gothic hits a dark conclusion. Families can be difficult but when death is involved and family is pitted against each other, sometimes all we need is a small light at the end of the tunnel. But will the Willow townsfolk get any happiness?

Come in and grab the conclusion of the second arc of this emotional series. Need to catch up on Cannibal? The first Trade Paperback is currently in stock and we are taking pre-orders for Volume 2, which hits shelves November 29th.

Phew! That is a week! And if you come in and see us, we will happily hand you even more! So come on by. And make sure to check back here weekly (we will do get better) for all of the best Staff Picks!

New Comic Book Day (09/13/2017) - The Amazing Staff Picks

It has been awhile. We missed you! Hopefully you missed us too? Or... At least the AMAZING Staff Picks we throw your way? You do not need to wait any longer. Let's get these Picks down to business.

Heather's Pick

Umm... Everything?

Heather's Pick

Action Comics #987, the first issue of the highly anticipated 'Oz Effect'... The Realm #1... Mister Miracle #2... The Runaways #1... Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special... Dark Nights: Metal #2... And no many more that are not pictured. Just... Everything!

Harley Quinn Day

There are so many new and exciting titles this week, some would call it unfair! You could drown in titles. Just... Come in! Grab everything. All of it! Literally! Just come in already!

For our fellow Harley Quinn Fans! We also want to wish a very Happy 25th Anniversary to our favorite Clown Princess of Crime! And do not forget our Harley Quinn Day Event on September 30th.

Free Comics, great stories and all the Harley Quinn you could ever need! (Well... Not all. Cause we can all use a little bit more!)

Norrin's Pick

Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #3 (of 5)

Norrin's Pick

Aw gee, Morty's on his way to stop the Council of Ricks! Morty battling just isn't right, and we've gotta stop it! That is, until he gets stopped by Beth, and her team of pocket Jerries! Swimming Jerry! Wizard Jerry! Buff Jerry! They're all here, and they're all out to stop Morty! Plus: more Pocket Mortys cards in the back of every issue!

Writer, Tini Howard (The Skeptics), and Artist, Marc Ellerby (Love the Way You Love TP: Side A), are having way too much fun and taking us for a wild ride. Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It is the mini-series we may not have deserved but we definitely needed. The series only has two issues left, which means you need to get in here and buy the issues all up.

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Winnebago Graveyard #4 (of 4)

Katie's Pick

MINI SERIES FINALE! The end is near. Christine fights to keep her family alive as Satanists attack.

That is a pretty definitive ending explanation if there ever was one. And we are saddened that it is over. Winnebago Graveyard, from horror writer extraordinaire, Steve Niles (October Faction), along artist Alison Sampson (Genesis GN), is nothing short of... AMAAAAAAAAZING! If you have not read it... Well... You need to. Like right at this very second!

Would you rather get in Trade? That is an option to! The Winnebago Graveyard Trade Paperback has a release date of 11/22/2017 and we are taking pre-orders now.

James's PIck

Ms. Marvel #22

James's Pick

Something sinister has turned every citizen of Jersey City against Ms. Marvel. Worse still, Becky St. Jude a.k.a. Lockdown, has made it her personal mission to take end J.C.'s great defender. With Becky's new sidekick's intimate knowledge of Ms. Marvel's moves, it's Kamala Khan's life that hangs in the balance...

We have said it before. If you are not reading Ms. Marvel, come in. Please! Come in and grab this sensational book. It is ground breaking in so many ways. And the story is only getting better!

Big week. Big Picks! And there are so many more unbelievable titles in store that we are happy to throw your way. So come on by! And make sure to check back here for all of our Amazing Staff Picks.