Sean Murphy

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.

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!