Vertigo Comics

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!

New Comic Book Day (07/26/2017) - The Amazing Staff Picks

What to read? What... To read? Do you need something new? Well, we have some ideas for you! Check out our staff picks!

Katie and James's Pick

Shirtless Bear-Fighter #2 (of 5)

Katie AND James's Pick

Savage, wild-eyed bears are attacking cities across America, and only the Shirtless Bear-Fighter can stop them! But as Shirtless punches his way through wave after wave of not-so-friendly fozzies, one question looms large in his furious mind...just what is driving these bears so damn crazy? Enter...THE HILLBILLY WARLOCK!

Shirtless Bear-Fighter, from writers Jody LeHeup and Sebastian Girner and with art by Nil Vendrell, may be one of the wackiest titles currently on the rack. It is about a man, raised by bears, who does not wear a shirt... PUNCHING BEARS! Like.. That is the whole thing! Do you even need any other reason to pick up this book?

Heather's Pick

Frostbite TP

Heather's Pick

After Earth's second ice age, heat is power and brutal gangs roam the icy wasteland. If that wasn't enough, a terrible disease called "Frostbite" is literally freezing people from the inside out. Once you catch it, the effect is instantaneous. There is no immunity, there is no cure. Until now. Doctor Henry Bonham and his daughter Victoria have found the key to ending Frostbite. If they can get from Mexico City to a secret government outpost in Alcatraz, they could stabilize life across the globe. But to do that they'll need to stay alive. That's where Keaton comes in. She and her crew have faced worse journeys before, but never with the potential consequences this one poses if they fail. Collects FROSTBITE #1-6.

There are a lot of post-apocalyptic titles out there. Survival stories. Hopeless tales. But this one has a twist. This Apocalypse... Can be reversed! From writer Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Flash - Rebirth) and artist Jason Shawn Alexander (Empty Zone), this frozen mini-series is a warm read!

Norrin's Pick

Plastic #4 (of 5)

Norrin's Pick

Edwyn takes a hostage of his own, changing all the rules of this bloodcurdling cat-and-mouse game. Will Virginia's captors finally cut their losses and return her to Edwyn, or will there be more "death by plastic"?

It is almost over but the blood keeps spilling. Plastic is still bringing the pain! Did you not pick it up last month when we told you to? Then come in and grab it. RIGHT NOW!!! Or... If you prefer to wait for the Trade Paperback... You can pre-order it now! With only one more issue left, the full trade is set for an October 18th release.

And, we want to give Norrin a special thanks. We know your schedule is very busy (he is currently hanging out at the inaugural NovaCon in Tysons, go say hi). So, thank you for taking a moment to pose for the picture!

These are just a few of our favorite books. Come on in and we can get you stocked up with many, many new and amazing reads!