Skottie Young

Amazing Staff Picks (06/06/2018)

It has been awhile but we are getting back to it! Here is a brand new...  Nice and fresh... Amazing Staff Picks!

Katie's Pick

Deadpool #1 (Leg #301)

Katie's Pick

Writer: Skottie Young
Artists: Nic Klein, Scott Hepburn, Ian Herring
Letterer: Jeff Eckleberry

Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland, Fortunately The Milk) and Nic Klein (Drifter) bring you the craziest tales of the Regeneratin' Degenerate yet! It's been a while since Deadpool's had to merc to make ends meet, but things are tough all over. While Deadpool tries to get his humble mercenary-for-hire business back off the ground, a catastrophic threat so unfathomably huge, so mind-breakingly cataclysmic it defies description, is heading toward Earth, and there's only ONE PERSON WHO CAN STOP IT!!!
Oh no, wait...it's not Wade, is it? Oh, %$@#. It's Wade.

What happens when you add the man who brought us I Hate Fairyland and Wade Wilson? Nightmares! But the good kind! All the most terrifying things are coming to the Marvel Universe. But don't worry, Wade is on the case! Come pick up the introductory issue from Skottie Young and Nic Klein today!

James' Pick

The Immortal Hulk #1 (Leg #718)

James' Pick

Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Joe Bennett
Inker: Ruy Jose
Colorist: Paul Mounts
Letterer: VC's Cory Petit

HORROR HAS A NAME. You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again. The man's name is Banner. The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.

How do you kill The Hulk? Trick question. You can't! Bruce Banner is back. Or is he? The issue if flying off the shelves, the nostalgia is real. Come by today and grab the first issue of The Immortal Hulk from Al Ewing (You Are Deadpool, Rocket) and Joe Bennett (Ninjak vs VU).

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Amazing Staff Picks (03/07/2018)

When a problem comes along, you must... Check out our new Amazing Staff Picks! (We totally had you singing for a second didn't we?) Let's talk some books.

Norrin's Pick

Oblivion Song #1

Norrin's Pick

Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Lorenzo De Felici
Colorist: Annalisa Leoni
Letterer: Rus Wooton

A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years, they gave up. Nathan Cole...won't. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe...Nathan is looking for something else? Why can't he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?

 

If a catastrophic event befell our world and your family was taken away from you, how far would you go to find again? What would you risk? Would you face lands of unspeakable destruction? A lost world filled with the deadliest of creatures? Nathan Cole would. If it means getting those back he lost. He would go anywhere. He would risk everything.

Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Outcast) and  Lorenzo De Felici's new Skybound series, Oblivion Song, takes you to the far ends of the darkest places while tugging at your heart strings. You can almost hear the soft, echoing song alluded to in the title. This is a must pick up. So come by and grab a copy today.

James' Pick

Infinity Countdown #1

James' Pick

Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Aaron Kuder
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Letterer: VC's Cory Petit

The Saga of the Infinity Stones begins! As the Infinity Stones reappear around the cosmos, the ultimate race for power is on!! Battles will be fought, blood will be spilled, lives will be lost... all as the greatest cosmic heroes and villains vie for possession of the Power Stone, towering over a remote asteroid, somehow grown to the size of a building. Watch as the path to Infinity opens before your eyes and the END lies near...

 

The greatest war of power is upon us and it is every Soldier, Warrior, Guardian, NOVA Corp, Anti-Hero and Villain for themselves. Who will win? Who will control the greatest power in all of the Universe? The story has just begun but the path will be long and bloody. The first issue of Mavel's Infinity Event is here. On shelves. And waiting for you!

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I Hate Fairyland #17

Katie's Pick

Writer: Skottie Young
Colorist: Jean-Francois Beaulieu

"THERE'S MAGIC IN THAT THERE CALDRON!" Things in Fairyland certainly are a-brewin' with Gert out of the picture. Duncan Dragon joins the workforce, and Horribella means to collect what's hers as we FINALLY get that in-depth look into Fairyland's service industry and logistics!

Gert is gone. (Or we think she... It is Gert afterall!) And things are about to get crazy! But first. Duncan needs to get his life back on track. We know that life in Fairyland is like life in the real world. People need to work to live. And the Service Industry is not for the faint of heart. Will Duncan survive? Does it even matter? And what... Exactly... Is in that package Horribella is so desperately waiting for?

Skottie Young's I Hate Fairyland (also known as F*** Fairyland to us who love it most) #17 has THREE different covers, Image Fans! Make sure to stop in and grab a copy today.

Heather's Pick

Gideon Falls #1

Heather's Pick

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Art: Andrea Sorrentino
Colors: Dave Stewart
Letter: Steve Wands

A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of Old Man Logan and Green Arrow! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city's trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. Rural mystery and urban horror collide in this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith.

 

A shadow has fallen on a small town. The Black Barn has appeared and the omen can only bring about death. Will the confluence of events that happen around the small town bring destruction or is it merely fate that will bring blood? When it comes to suspense. Conspiracy. Mystery. Gideon Falls from Image Comics is an absolute must. Issue #1 is here!

It is also... Sold out! The series is so good that we could not keep it on the racks. If you were not able to grab a copy while we had it, come in and make a pre-order. The 2nd Print will be available on April 4th.

Another week. Another set of books! Come by the store and we can offer you even more!

Amazing Staff Picks (12/06/2017)

Hey... It is snowing! You know what goes good with snow? Yes, yes. Hot Chocolate with lots of marshmallows. But what else? How about a new book or two? Let's get into some Amazing Staff Picks.

Katie's Pick

Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville #1 

Katie's Pick

Eisner Award-winning creator Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman) and Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers) reunite for a brand-new Klaus Special! An evil Santa from an alternate dimension has founded an evil soda corporation that uses Christmas and Santa as a marketing tactic to build their fortunes. Only Klaus can defeat the Pola Cola Corp and the zombie-like Santas that are in the evil Santa's thrall.

An evil Santa has come and wants to turn Christmas into a capitalist venture with advertisements galore. And it all starts with a new specialty soda company. Huh... Sounds oddly like art imitating life? Or maybe that is just us.... No matter. You should buy this issue! Brought to us by the same two gentlemen who created the earth-shattering Klaus mini-series.

Have you never read the original series from BOOM Entertainment? WHY NOT?!?!? We admit that a Santa Claus, Year One story sounds pretty silly and... Well, it kind of was! But in an incredible way! We currently have the Hardcover in stock as well.

James's Pick

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 (of 6)

James's Pick

The team behind the smash-hit crossover series is back to reunite the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-Shell. When Donatello goes looking for a new mentor to help him improve his fighting skills, he opens a doorway to another reality, hoping to summon the Turtles' one-time ally, Batman. But instead, he gets sent to Gotham City and someone else comes through the open portal-Bane! Suddenly, there's a new gang boss in New York and he's out to unite all the other bad guys under him. Can Donnie get back in time and bring Batman with him to help his brothers before Bane causes irreparable destruction? Co-published by DC Comics with IDW Publishing.

 

It is back! James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Rebirth) and Freddie Williams II's (Legendary Star-Lord) smash series that brings together the greatest Detective and a bunch of weapon carrying mutant Turtles. And the crossover is only getting bigger. New York City and Gotham collide when Bane tries to take over. This time the Turtles and Batman have a broader mess to clean up. Come in and grab the first issue of this incredible new series as soon as possible. Because it will fly off the shelves!

Norrin's Pick

Rocko's Modern Life #1

Norrin's Pick

Ryan Ferrier (Kong on Planet of the Apes) and Ian McGinty (Adventure Time) continue BOOM! Studios' partnership with Nickelodeon with all-new stories about everyone's favorite wallaby! When Rocko faces unemployment, a terrible living situation, and increasingly slim job prospects, he is forced to find out just how far he is willing to go to get a job.

ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE IS BACK!!!! Ahhhhhh!!!! We are on cloud nine about this. If you are fan, either as an adult or child. There is nothing else to be said but... Come and get this book! The new series from BOOM will fill that gaping hole that has been in your chest since the series ended in 1996.

Heather's Pick

I Hate Fairyland Deluxe HC Book One

Heather's Pick

From SKOTTIE YOUNG, New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning cartoonist of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz graphic novels, Rocket Raccoon, and Fortunately, the Milk, comes a satirical fairytale adventure that smashes its cute little face against hilariously violent comedy that's definitely NOT bedtime story material for the kiddies (unless your parents are super cool and don't screen your entertainment, then...whatever). In this oversized DELUXE HARDCOVER, join Gert (a grown woman in a six-year-old girl's body, who has been stuck in a the magical world of Fairyland for over 30 years) on a maddening quest to return home. It's just her, a fly named Larry, a giant blood-soaked battle-axe and an endless amount of cute and cuddly Fairylanders standing in her way.
Collects I HATE FAIRYLAND #1-10, along with EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS!

 

Are you a die hard Skottie Young fan? Do you love I Hate Fairyland? Do you wish you could know more? See some extra art? Read more about the creator and creation of the story? Of course you do! You really, really, REALLY need to buy this beautiful (and very bloody) Hardcover. (PS: It also makes for a perfect Christmas Present!)

So much. All the great! And we can offer you even more. It is a little cold. A little snowy. But we have great books! Come on in and check them all out.

And make sure you check back here weekly for all of the best Amazing Staff Picks!

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!