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Amazing Staff Picks (07/18/2018)

Let's not mix words and get right down to the nitty-gritty. Let's talk some Amazing Staff Picks...

James' Pick

Life of Captain Marvel #1 (of 5)

James' Pick

Writer: Margaret Stohl
Artist: Marguerite Savage, Carlos Pacheco
Inker: Rafael Fonteriz
Colorist: Marcio Menyz
Letterer: VC's Clayton Cowles

THE DEFINITIVE ORIGIN OF CAPTAIN MARVEL! Carol Danvers was just a girl from the Boston suburbs who loved science and the Red Sox until a chance encounter with a Kree hero gave her incredible super-powers. Now, she's a leader in the Avengers and the commander of Alpha Flight. But what if there were more to the story? When crippling anxiety attacks put her on the sidelines in the middle of a fight, Carol finds herself reliving memories of a life she thought was far behind her. You can't outrun where you're from - and sometimes, you HAVE to go home again. But there are skeletons in Captain Marvel's closet - and what she discovers will change her entire world. Written by best-selling author Margaret Stohl and drawn by fan-favorite comics veteran Carlos Pacheco, this is the true origin of Captain Marvel.

Carol Danvers is not necessarily an open book but we do know about her past. About her military background. Her powers. Her love of her kitty. But her home life, though touched on here-and-there, has been a little more of a secret. But secrets, especially ones you hide deep down, can come back and haunt you.

Come by and pick up Life of Captain Marvel #1 (of 5) and see another side of Captain Marvel. One that we never could have expected.

Heather's Pick

Euthanauts #1

Heather's Pick

Writter: Tini Howard
Artist: Nick Robles
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar

Death is like outer space-a seemingly unknowable, terrifying blackness that yields beautiful discoveries and truths-if only you've got the right kind of rocketship. Thalia Rosewood has had a lifelong obsession with death, keeping her from living her life to the fullest. Mercy Wolfe has a brain tumor the size of a billiard ball, and a need for a new recruit before her next journey begins. Inigo Hanover is a reluctant tether to the world beyond, seeking to continue a cycle that exploration would halt. Go toward the light. Then go beyond. EUTHANAUTS.

There is a place... Just beyond the veil. A place that science cannot explain. Nor religion. A place where death and life intersect. And that is where this tale lies. Within that world. Within those times.

Come by and grab the first issue of Euthanauts #1.

Katie's Pick

Magic Order #2 (of 6)

Katie's Pick

Writter: Mark Millar
Artist: Oliver Coipel
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Peter Doherty

A dark force is targeting The Magic Order, killing off its members one by one. Time is running out, and the death toll is rising. Will Gabriel return to the fold to save his family, and the world, from the forces of evil?

Come by the store! Grab something new today!

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!