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Amazing Staff Picks (01/31/2018)

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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!

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.

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