Scott Snyder

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 (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!

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.