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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 (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!

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 (07/12/2017) - The Amazing Staff Picks

It has been two weeks but are staff picks are as hot as ever. Let's talk some great some reads!

James's Pick

EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #2 (OF 5)

James's Pick

A PINK NIGHTMARE! The wall-breaking wunderkind we call Gwenpool gets ahold of the VENOM SYMBIOTE and turns into a sword-slinging, web-swinging master of disaster! But it won't all be fun and games when Gwenpool comes across something huge... something that will directly lead to the Venom event of 2017!

Since the pink fan-girl entered the Marvel Comic Universe, Gwenpool has made one hell of an impression. But the fun has yet only begun. The Venom Symbiote was dangerous enough on its own. But could you even imagine Gwenpool getting her hands on it? In the second of the five-part mini-series, featured creative team Christopher Hastings (Gwenpool, Vote Loki) and artist Irene Strychalsk (GwenpoolSilk) bring us what could only be described as what pink, fluffy, spider-y nightmares are made of.

Katie's Pick

Kill or be Killed #10

Katie's Pick

END OF STORY ARC
As his life spins out of control, Dylan and his demon come face-to-face once again.

Yes, Katie picked the final issue of the second arc but... IT IS THE END OF THE SECOND ARC! Kill or be Killed Volume 2 (featuring issues #5-10) hits comic stores August 9th and we are taking pre-orders now. Ed Brubaker and (his Fade Out) artist Sean Phillips' second arc of this deconstructed vigilante-thriller will keep you on the edge of your seats. Volume 1 is available in store now for the amazing Image Comics price of $9.99!

Heather's Pick

Dark Days: The Casting

Heather's Pick

The Joker's surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman's carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman's warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss? The great comics event of summer 2017 is on its way, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!

Scott Snyder... Andy Kubert... Jim Lee... Do you need more reasons to pick up this lead-in to the big DC Comics event of the summer? Joker is on the surprise offensive and Batman must realign himself with those of whom he calls some of his closest allies. With a shiny, foil cover, Dark Days: The Casting is absolutely worth the pick up!

Norrin's Pick

Uncanny Avengers #25

Norrin's Pick

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN! Manhattan is under siege! In order to survive this endless night, the Avengers must face darkness without and darkness within.

The world has been turned upside down. An army of Nightmares are attacking New York City and all the Heroes (AND Villains) can do is fight. Even when one of the Nightmares takes over one of their own. The second Secret Empire tie-in issue, from writer Jim Zub (Wayward), takes us deeper into the darkened reality of the Captain America's Fascist Marvel Universe.

Do you need more picks? Come in to the store and we will happily talk your ear off! Check back weekly for All-New, All-Different Staff Picks!

New Comic Book Day (06/28/2017) - The Amazing Staff Picks

Another week, another incredible set of New Books to grace our comic racks! Well... While they last! So, let's talk about some Amazing Staff Picks!

Heather's Picks

Saga #44

Heather's Pick

Hazel and her family search for elusive treasure: affordable healthcare.

The loss of a child is devastating. Not only to the parents and family, but to the Mother's body as well. But this one is doing equal parts weird as it is bad. Alana is now wielding some crazy powers after the death of her son. Maybe too crazy. And Marko is anxious to help. But will that extra level of anxiety push Alana over the edge and cause her to do something unbelievable?

Issue #44 of the smash hit series from Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples has returned with the second issue of the their eighth arc. Wait, second issue? Yup! The first issue is still available! And only for 25 cents! Yes! To help celebrate 25 years of Image Comics, come in today and pick up a copy of Saga #43 for only $.25!

Oh and about Batman/Elmer Fudd? Don't worry.. We are getting there!

Edge of Venomverse #1

Edge of Venomverse #1

James's Pick

The series that sets up the epic VENOM EVENT of 2017 STARTS HERE! Each issue introduces another major Venomized character that will feed into VENOMVERSE itself! THIS ISSUE, the young mutant clone designated X-23 collides with a cryogenic tube containing a strange alien symbiote during her frenzied escape from The Facility, . Bonding with the alien enhances her already considerable abilities, and aids in her escape, but it begins to alter her mind! On the run from the very people that made her, can X-23 hold it together or is she doomed to give in to Venom!

The VENOM EVENT is coming! In each story a new legendary character will be transformed by the Alien Symbiote. But it all starts with... Well... It started with Spider-man! But... The All-New, All-Different Event begins with the All-New, All-Different Wolverine! Can Laura keep her cool with all of the enhancements that the Symbiote will give her? Or will she fall to its control?

Come pick up the first issue of the Universe Changing Event from writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Roland Boschi.

Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1

Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1

Katie's Pick

After a chance meeting with billionaire Bruce Wayne, Elmer Fudd's obsession quickly escalates into stalking Batman through the dark alleys and high-class social settings of Gotham City. Welcome to Bat Season! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters written by Tom King and artwork by Byron Vaughns. 

It is Bat Season! No... Wabbit Season! No.... Bat Season! In the dark, dreariness of Gotham City, the hunting seasons tend to blend together. After an unexpected death, the hired gun known as Elmer Fudd, makes his way to a bar on the bad side of town. And there, a sneaky trickster turns Fudd's attention towards the Dark Knight.

This is a staff pick of two of the four staff members! Half of the staff is telling you to buy it! This incredible One-Shot mixes the world of the Looney Tunes with the grim alleyways of Gotham City. It is everything that you would never have expected and more! Written by Tom King (yes, the guy currently writing Batman) and with art by Lee Weeks plus a special backup story with art by Byron Vaughns (also written by King), this book is a MUST pick-up! Seriously... YOU MUST COME AND PICK IT UP!

Another Amazing Staff Picks! Keep checking us out weekly for all of the new and the best!