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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 (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 (02/07/2018)

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 (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 (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!

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.

New Comic Book Day (08/16/2017) - The Amazing Staff Picks

Another week has flown by. Which means? New Amazing Staff Picks! (*Fake audience screaming in the background.) Check out what we are throwing your way this week.

Katie's Pick

Southern Bastards #17

Katie's Pick

"GUT CHECK," Part Three. The bleachers are slick with blood as Coach Boss faces some brand-new competition on and off the field.

Have you noticed that Katie really, really... REEEAAALLLYYYY likes Southern Bastards? The drama is only picking up and Coach Boss is going to go up against his most powerful apponent yet. If you haven't decided to try it the first 43 times we have talked about it, then you need to come in and grab it.

Norrin's Pick

Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #2 (of 5)

Norrin's Pick

Morty thinks he's hit the jackpot when he stumbles upon a secret Morty haven, run by Crazy Cat Rick. All the food and cozy body pillows he could want! But he soon discovers that there's a dastardly reason that the Mortys are so docile, and stumbles upon the grand secret of Morty battling. Plus: more Pocket Mortys cards in the back of every issue!

The game is on! Based on the popular Phone App/Game, Pocket Mortys, writer Tini Howard (Magdalena) with artists Marc Ellerby (Rick & Morty Lil Poopy Superstar) and Katy Farina (Steven Universe) tell a story of love, loss... But mostly pitting one Morty against another! There is no question, you should be reading this five part mini-series. WUBBA-LUBBA-DUB-DUB!

James's Pick

The Mighty Thor #22

James's Pick

EVERYTHING BURNS! Thor and the Ultimate Thor go face-to-flame with the Queen of Cinders! But even the fire of Muspelheim pales beside the fury of the Ultimate Thor... And with his thunder comes his vengeance.

While you are out shopping for Jason Aaron's Southern Bastards, you should also pick up his Thor books. Not just The Mighty Thor... All of them! Do not know what it is about Aaron, but he really likes to telling good stories. And you really need to be reading them all.

Heather's Pick

Dark Nights: Metal

Heather's Pick

The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event! DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe! 
DARK NIGHTS: METAL is a DC event unlike any other-one that will push Batman, Superman and heroes of the Justice League beyond their limits to take on threats unlike any our world has ever seen! It will take the combined might of the World's Greatest Heroes as you've never seen them before to face what's coming their way!

This event will have your heads banging to the beat. Not to give too much away but Metal is literally 'Earth Shattering'. The powerhouse creative team behind Batman (New52), Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, bring us a story that will drag you in so deeply, you will not even realize what hit you.

We do have a limited supply and we WILL sell out. Have you not had a chance to come in yet? That is perfectly fine. Second printings were announced before the book even hit shelves. Come in and pre-order your copy today!

Phew! So many good books to talk about. And there are even more in the store to chat about. Come by and we can send you home with even more incredible titles. And check back here weekly for all of our top staff picks.

New Comic Book Day (08/09/2017) - The Amazing Staff Picks

There are so many new titles! So many extraordinary reads and we are here to suggest our favorites. Check out this week's Amazing Staff Picks!

Heather' Pick

Mister Miracle #1

Heather's Pick

From the team behind The Sheriff of Babylon and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former female fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks. 
You might say Scott Free has everything...so why isn't it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick - except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.

Writer Tom King (Batman - Rebirth) and artist Mitch Gerads (Punisher) really hit the ground sprinting. (Yup, they raced way past "running".) Mister Miracle exposes a brittle side of the New God and what it takes to stand up, even when you are at your weakest moments, when faced against unimaginable odds. Mister Miracle #1 is filled with punch-in-the-gut emotion that makes it so easy to flip from page-to-page that you do not even realize you have been sucked in. You really... REALLY need to come in and grab a copy of your own!

That is... If we were not already sold out... If you missed the first round, do not fret. We are currently taking pre-orders for the 2nd prints!

Katie's Pick

Redlands #1

Katie's Pick

A brand-new horror book from the minds of Eisner Award-winner JORDIE BELLAIRE (Pretty Deadly) and critically acclaimed artist VANESA R. DEL REY (Scarlet
Witch
) brings you to the sleepy, sunny town of Redlands, Florida. The police are failing to maintain control of their old-fashioned town, and a coven of killer witches plan to take everything from them. This summer, hide your bibles.

There are places all over the world... Drenched in darkness. And sometimes that darkness, that classic human darkness, needs to be wiped clean. Made anew. Bellaire put out a letter (not the one in the back of the book) that stated that Redlands was her way of getting out her emotions. Of letting lose the flood gates, so to speak. And, by every definition, Redlands is exactly that. The book is magic, freedom, wickedness and emotion all rolled together. It is so good, in fact, both Heather and Katie are suggesting it. So you know you need to come in and grab it!

BONUS SUGGESTION: Katie has had Kill or Be Killed, by Ed Brubaker (W) and Sean Phillips (A), as her Staff Pick in the past. Well... Volume 2 is out and it is waiting to go home with you!

James's Pick

Ms. Marvel #21

James's Pick

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer - a familiar adage for a veteran hero like Ms. Marvel. But when Kamala discovers that one of her old friends has joined forces with her enemies, things get a LOT more complicated...

When you are a Hero, especially a young Hero, often the most challenging battles are not those fought on the streets against a dangerous villain. But those battles fought inwards, between those whom you believed you were close to. Your colleagues, companions or family. But if you found out that one of them had betrayed you... What would you do? When Kamala is faced with these difficult life questions will she do what is right in the name of Justice? Or will she do what is best for her friendship?

Do we really need to sell you on G. Willow Wilson's (A-Force) young Heroine that has literally taken the Comics World by storm? Do we? Ms. Marvel is phenomenal and you should be reading it! No questions. You SHOULD be reading it! RIGHT NOW!

Do you need more titles? Come in to the store and we will happily hand you more and more great reads. But, for now... TTNF and Ta-Ta 'till next week!

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!

New Comic Book Day (06/22/2017) - The Amazing Staff Picks

Another new week of books and we have some things to say... And things to throw at you! Here are our Amazing Staff Picks for 06/22/2017.

Norin's Pick - Darth Vader #2

Darth Vader #2

Norin's Pick

The most fearsome villain of all time returns with an all-new series! When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, the former chosen one must take his first steps into a darker world...as Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith! Join Vader as he learns a new way - the way of Darth Sidious and his newly formed Empire...the way of the dark side.

In the second issue of his new series from writer Charles Soule (Letter 44Poe Dameron) and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (Green Valley), the Dark Lord of the Sith is back in this All-New series. Anakin Skywalker has died. Under the teachings of his new Master, Darth Vader has risen. And he will be fierce. Come on in and pick up this all new series about our favorite Sith Lord.

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PLASTIC #3 (OF 5)

Katie's Pick

SERIES PREMIERE
Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he "met online." Her affection quiets his vile urges. Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD, eating doughnuts and enjoying their healthy appetites for each other. Life is good...until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing Edwyn to kill again in exchange for her freedom.

Oh, and did we mention that Virginia is a sex doll? 

This series from writer Doug Wagner (ICE) and Daniel Hillyard (Sherwood TX) is... CRAZY! That is, in an absolutely must pick up way! Plastic is murder, sex and crazy all rolled up into one fantastic mini-series. After-all, what better story is there than a retired serial killer, returning to the good ol' day job after the love of his life, a sex doll, is kidnapped? Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) said, "This is the weirdest **** I've ever read. I love it!" And you will too, so come on in and pick up the firs three issues (of five) now!

Lobo/Road Runner Special #1

Heather's Pick

Wile E. Coyote travels to the far reaches of space to hire Lobo to hunt down and kill his greatest nemesis of all time, the Road Runner. And when the Coyote and Lobo are
after him, the Road Runner knows if they catch him-he's through. And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters with story and art by Bill Morrison! 

No. We aren't kidding. These Looney Tunes crossovers have been fantastic! Legion of Super Heroes/Bugs Bunny Special #1 was so popular a Twitter campaign began to have DC Comics bring back Legion with writer Sam Humphries (Green Lanterns) at the helm. With Martian Manhunter/Marvel the Martian Special #1 and Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil Special #1 now out... Well? What are you waiting for? Come grab your copies now.

Aquaman #25

James's Pick

"UNDERWORLD" part one! In this extra-sized anniversary issue, former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands-and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to change the world. A whole new era of AQUAMAN begins as master storyteller Stjepan Sejic (Sunstone, Death Vigil) joins series writer Dan Abnett for Arthur's boldest and most harrowing adventure yet! 

In this all new, explosive arc of Aquaman (Rebirth), Arthur, stripped of his crown and rank, must now help his underwater city of Atlantis break itself free from the grasp of King Corum Rath. Series writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy) brings in fan-favorite Stjepan Sejic (Death Vigil, Rat Queens) for this epic new piece of Aquaman's tale. If you haven't yet picked up the highly acclaimed Rebirth series, now is the perfect time to start.

Need more suggestions? We are ready to give you all you need and more! Come on in and say hi!