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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!

New Comic Book Day (05/24/2017) - The Amazing Staff Picks

What better way than to christen our brand new website than with its first full (well partial, we have to start slow) Staff Picks blog post! If you are looking for something new and exciting, let us lead the way.

Katie's Pick

Redneck #2

Katie's Pick

"Death and destruction have come to Sulphur Springs! With the murder of one of their own, the vampiric Bowmans are ready to wage war on anyone in their path. But will Bartlett be able to get to the bottom of things before the whole town explodes?
  
DONNY CATES (God Country) and LISANDRO ESTHERREN (The Last Contract) bring you the next chapter in this blood-soaked, Southern-fried Gothic masterpiece!"

Wait, wait! The very first Staff Pick that The Amazing Comic Shop decides to post is a #2?

Yes! Not only is Redneck #2 so fantastic that it is already sold out on a Publisher Level, but as of it's first day out on the shelf a second printing has already been announced! This series is hotter than the state it is based out of!

... Texas! It is based out of Texas! That would probably have been funnier if you had already read Redneck #1. Of which is the primary reason Katie picked it. Not only is #2 out this week, but the Second Printing of Redneck #1 also hit shelves on Wednesday! So come in and grab the issue before it is gone!

Or... If Katie has sold every copy we have in store by the time you read this... DO NOT WORRY! We take Special Orders. Come on in and make your Pre-Orders for Redneck #1 3rd Prints and #2 Second Prints as soon as possible!

James's Pick

Venom #150

James's Pick

"REUNITED, AND IT FEELS SO GOOD! 
Or, feels so bad? However it feels, Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been reunited, and they're web-slinging their way around New York again. Featuring a host (hah!) of Venom creators from the character's near 30-year history, this  monstrous anniversary spectacular welcomes guest artist TRADD MOORE (Luthor Strode) for an oversized and brutal main story AND a lethal story featuring fan-favorite creators David Michelinie (Iron Man/The Amazing Spider-Man) and Ron Lim (Thanos: The Infinity Finale/Captain America), reunited! With questions still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, and what lies in its future now that it's reunited with Eddie Brock, this is one issue you can't afford to miss!"

What more do we have to say than "VENOM" and "EDDIE BROCK" and "MONSTROUS ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR"? This issue is huge! With over 50 pages of Venom, if there was only one reason to come to The Amazing Comic Shop this week, it would be to grab Venom #150!

It's Us! As POPs!

So those are our two big Staff Pick's of the week. But don't worry there are far more to come. And it will not be just two Picks in the future. Expect Staff Picks and crazy pictures from all of us at the store. And make sure to follow the in-store adventures of the little POP!'d versions of ourselves. Each week they will be somewhere new and exciting, eagerly waiting for you to come by and try their suggestions!