Something for the Weekend: US Comics On Sale 23rd September 2015

Wild's End: The Enemy Within #1 Main Cover by I.N.J. Culbard
Wild’s End: The Enemy Within #1 Main Cover by I.N.J. Culbard

Due to catching up after a break on an island where comics seemed in even more short supply than Skaro, I’m afraid I’m unable to bring you a detailed listing of this week’s new US comic releases this week. If I get chance, I’ll go back into this list and expand it if I’m able.

Buy Wild’s End: The Enemy Within #1 from Boom! Buy Rivers of London #3 from Titan! That is all.

Don’t forget that despite many British publishers lack of faith in full-blown cover to cover comic strip action and humour, there are still comics on sale in newsagents that still delight in bringing you such subversive delights, including The Beano, Commando, Judge Dredd Megazine, Panini’s superhero titles and VIZ, with great strips also featuring in titles such as Doctor Who MagazineDoctor Who Adventures, Titan’s Doctor Who Comic (collecting their strips from the US format titles) Mega, TOXIC and many others.

The Hachette Judge Dredd Collection is also on sale now, but you may now have to subscribe if you want to continue buying it as Part Works are not distributed in newsagents after their first few issues.

Plus, the wonderful Phoenix Comic is on sale in all Waitrose supermarkets as well as available on subscription and through its dedicated iPad app.

• You may also be already thinking about Christmas, so you may also like to check out this year’s crop of annuals, which are invading bookshops at a steady pace right now.

UK Publishers

2000AD/Rebellion

2000AD Prog 1949

2000AD Prog 1949

Featuring Judge Dredd: Ghost Town by Ian Edginton, Dave Taylor, and Annie Parkhouse; The Alienist: The Haunting of Hex House by Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby, Eoin Coveney, and Simon Bowland; Grey Area: Contact by Dan Abnett, Mark Harrison, and Ellie De Ville; Dreams of Deadworld by Kek-W, Dave Kendall, and Ellie De Ville.

Self Made Hero

Aama Volume 4

Aama Graphic Novel Volume 4: You Will Be Glorious (Mature Readers)
Writer/Artist/Cover Artist: Frederik Peeters

On Ona(ji), Verloc Nim is the sole survivor of an expedition to recover Aama, the experiment that has transformed this desert planet into a landscape inhabited by lethal biorobotic creatures and plants. Having pieced together the events of his recent past – his journey to Ona(ji), his part in the deadly expedition to Aama’s source – Verloc finds himself physically transformed by his confrontation with the experiment. But will his extraordinary new powers be enough for him to save his daughter?

Titan Comics

Doctor Who: Four Doctors #5

Doctor Who 2015 Four Doctors #5 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Paul Cornell Art: Neil Edwards Cover: Elena Casagrande

Can the Doctors and their surviving companions put time back on the right track?!

Flash Gordon Volume 4

Flash Gordon Volume 4
Austin Briggs

Continuing the space-bound adventures of Flash Gordon, the original guardian of the galaxy as he strives to save us all from a slew of super-villainy hell-bent on domination, destruction and devilment; including the ruthless, seductive, Storm Queen of Valkir!

Rivers Of London #3

Rivers Of London #3 (Mature Readers)
Writers: Andrew CartmelBen Aaronovitch Artist: Lee Sullivan

The members – all two of them – of London’s most secret police force are on the trail of a self-driving killer car. But it takes something weird to catch something weird and soon they are behind the wheel of – The Most Haunted Car in England!
• Written by Doctor Who writer Ben Aaronovitch (Remembrance of the Daleks) and set in the world of his own bestselling novels, with Andrew Cartmel
• Rivers of London novels have sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide to date!
• In continuity with the novels – not an adaptation, this is an all-new story set between books 4 and 5!

US Publishers

Diamond

Previews #325 – October 2015

Dark Horse Comics

Avatar Last Airbender Trade Paperback Volume 10 Smoke & Shadow Part 1

BPRD Hell On Earth Trade Paperback Volume 11 Flesh And Stone
BPRD Hell On Earth Trade Paperback Volume 11 Flesh And Stone
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, James Harren, Dave Stewart, Laurence Campbell

Things seem to be going well for the BPRD. With their alliance with the military, they now have all the munitions they need and, compared to what they faced in New York, an easy mission to clear a small town. But the town has strange connections to Howards’s past as a prehistoric warrior, and more than its share of monsters. This volume collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #125–#129.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #19
Elfquest Final Quest #11
Fight Club 2 #5
Halo Escalation #22
Hellbound Hard Cover

Hellboy 100 Project

Hellboy 100 Project Hard Cover and Trade Paperback

In the now-grand tradition of Hero Initiative’s previous and wildly successful 100 Project books, Mike Mignola’s signature creation comes to the fore! ALL of Hero’s original covers to Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #1 are on display in this great book, with art by John Cassaday, Francis Manapul, Todd Nauck, Whilce Portacio, Eric Powell, Paolo Rivera, Bill Sienkiewicz, and of course, Mike Mignola!

This book will NEVER be reprinted, and all proceeds go to Hero Initiative and comic book creators in medical and financial need!

Hellboy In Hell #8
Negative Space #2
New Deal Hard Cover
Power Cubed #1

DC Comics

Astro City #27
Astro City Confession Hard CoverNew Ed
Batgirl #44
Batman 66 #27
Deathstroke #10
Flash #44

Free Country A Tale Of The Childrens Crusade

Free Country A Tale Of The Childrens Crusade Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Neil Gaiman, Peter Gross, Mark Buckingham

“A long time ago, I wrote the first part of a story, and waited to find out how it middled, then worked with Jamie Delano and Alisa Kwitney on the end,” says Neil Gaiman. “For years people have asked how and when they could read all the story of The Children’s Crusade.

“I’m glad to say that it’s now been retooled and refinished, and is something both old and new – a forgotten jewel and a new delight.”

For the first time ever, the two-issue miniseries The Childrens Crusade, written by Neil Gaiman, Alisa Kwitney and Jamie Delano, is collected – and with them, a new chapter written by Toby Litt that completes the tale as Gaiman originally envisioned it.

When several children go missing in a small English town, the Dead Boy Detectives are on the case. A series of strange and unexpected twists takes them to Free Country, a place that dates back a millennium, where children never grow old and are free from the abuse and tyranny of adults. But Free Country is failing, and what it needs is the strength of five innately powerful children – including the young sorcerer Timothy Hunter – to restore their uncanny world to what it once was.

This hardcover collects The Childrens Crusade #1 and #2, written by Gaiman with cowriters Alisa Kwitney and Jamie Delano. A brand-new middle chapter written by Dead Boy Detectives novelist Toby Litt and drawn by artist Peter Gross (The Books of Magic, The Unwritten) completes this compelling tale of ancient history, stolen dreams and lost children.

It also features a new introduction by Gaiman, plus new cover art by artist Mark Buckingham (Fables, Dead Boy Detectives).

Gotham By Midnight #9
Grayson #12
Harley Quinn & Power Girl #4

He Man The Eternity War #10

He Man The Eternity War #10
Writer: Dan Abnett Art: Pop Mhan Cover: Pop Mhan

‘I am Skeletor, devil of Eternia and raider of the secrets of Castle Grayskull. Fearsome powers were revealed to me the day I held aloft my frightful sword and said, ‘By the power of Grayskull, I am the power!” From the moment they first battled, Skeletor has questioned why Adam, not Skeletor, was more worthy of Grayskull’s power. That question is put to the test as King Adam leads a final assault on the Gates of Grayskull! But will victory come at the cost of a beloved Master’s life?

Joker Endgame Hard Cover
Justice League 3001 #4
Scooby Doo Team Up #12
Sinestro #15
We Are Robin #4
Y The Last Man Trade Paperback Book 3 (Mature Readers)

IDW Publishing

Amelia Cole: The Impossible Fate

Amelia Cole: The Impossible Fate Trade Paperback
Writer: Adam P. Kve Artist: Nick Brokenshire

The Council has banished Amelia to the Magic World and Hector to the World of Science, leaving Lemmy and the remains of Omega Company fighting to survive in the war torn Blended World! Now that the enemy has been unleashed, our heroes rally against their IMPOSSIBLE FATE in this epic fourth IDW Publishing volume of Monkeybrain Comics’ acclaimed AMELIA COLE series by Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, Nick Brokenshire, and Rachel Deering!

Donald Duck #5
Donald Duck Shellfish Motives Trade Paperback
GI Joe A Real American Hero #218
Orphan Black Trade Paperback Volume 1
Shrinking Man #3
TMNT Casey & April #4
TMNT New Animated Adventures Trade Paperback Volume 6
Transformers Windblade #7

Image Comics

Elephantmen #66

Elephantmen #66 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Richard Starkings Art: Axel Medellin Cover: Boo Cook

Empty Zone #4 (Mature Readers)
Invisible Republic #6 (Mature Readers)
Ixth Generation #5 (Variant Covers)
Manhattan Projects Sun Beyond The Stars #3

Mythic #4

Mythic #4 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Phil Hester Art: John McCrea Cover: John McCrea

The ghosts of Ragnarok descend on the crew. Waterson’s past is revealed.

Nameless #5

Nameless #5 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Grant Morrison Art: Chris Burnham Cover: Chris Burnham

The soul-destroying origin story of the man known only as ‘Nameless’ is uncovered in all its horror. What caused ‘Nameless’ to surrender his identity? What are the sickening secrets of the Razor House Project? And what went wrong in there? On the eve of extinction, all is finally revealed.

Oddly Normal #10 (Variant Covers)
Reyn #8
Rumble #7 (Mature Readers)
Tech Jacket #11

Thief Of Thieves #31

Thief Of Thieves #31 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Andy Diggle Art: Shawn Martinbrough/ Adriano Lucas Cover By: Shawn Martinbrough

This issue sets the stage for the next phase of the master criminal’s legendary career.

Tithe #5 (Variant Covers)
Witchblade #184 (Variant Covers)
Wolf #3 (Mature Readers)

Marvel Comics

1872 #3 (Secret Wars)
Amazing Spider-Man Trade Paperback Volume 5 Spiral
Black Widow Trade Paperback Volume 3 Last Days
Captain Marvel And Carol Corps #4 (Secret Wars)
Deadpool Classic Trade Paperback Volume 13 Deadpool Team Up
Deadpool Vs Thanos #2

Deathlok Trade Paperback Volume 2: Man Versus Machine

Deathlok Trade Paperback Volume 2: Man Versus Machine
Writer: Nathan Edmondson Art: Mike Perkins

Henry Hayes knows who – and what – he is! Has CONTROL lost control? What will happen now that there are no strings on Deathlok? And when he’s sent on a mission he can’t stomach, what are the consequences of challenging his former puppet masters? Meanwhile, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Andrea Hope knows that the only way to Henry Hayes is through his daughter, and enlists unlikely help: former Deathlok Michael Collins!

But what game are they playing? And when Domino gets involved, can A.I.M. be far behind? Out of control and out of time, Henry Hayes turns on BioTek, but what happens when you put two Deathloks in a room together? And when Henry finds himself facing S.H.I.E.L.D., BioTek and his own predecessor, what option does he have left…but to die? Rated T+

Fury Shield 50th Anniversary #1
George Romeros Empire Of Dead Act Three #5
Howard The Duck Trade Paperback Volume 0 What The Duck
Inhumans Attilan Rising #5 (Secret Wars)
Kanan #6

Loki Agent Of Asgard Trade Paperback Volume 3: Last Days

Loki Agent Of Asgard Trade Paperback Volume 3: Last Days
Writer: Al Ewing Art: Lee Garbett

He’s Loki’s older, nastier, vastly more powerful future self. His machinations have cost Loki everything – but who is King Loki? What dread Asgard is he the Agent of? And what evil scheme has he been brewing all this time? Loki began his third life by annihilating the soul of his second – his better, purer self. Now he pays the price. What lie – or truth – will save him now?

As the Ten Realms face their last hours, ancient enemies march on Asgardia seeking a final vengeance – including King Loki. It’s all-out war in the heavens! And as the Marvel Universe dies, there’s time for one last story: the showdown you’ve been waiting for! It’s Loki versus Loki at the very end of all that is – and only one will take a bow when the curtain falls! Rated T+

Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors #11
Punisher Trade Paperback Volume 3 Last Days
Runaways #4 (Secret Wars)
True Believers Princess Leia #1
True Believers Silk #1
Weirdworld #4 (Secret Wars)
X-Tinction Agenda #4 (Secret Wars)
Years Of Future Past #5 (Secret Wars)

Other Publishers Comics And Graphic Novels

Adventure Time #44
Agency Trade Paperback

Arcadia #5

Arcadia #5
Writer: Alex Paknadel Art: Eric Scott Pfeiffer Cover: Matt Taylor

New story arc! In the real world, Lee Pepper is sent to California to find information on a strange lead, while Sam and Lee Garner tell Coral the truth about her brother in Arcadia.

Bart Simpson Comics #98
Batman War Years Hard Cover
Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #237
Big Hero 6 Manga Graphic Novel Volume 2
Black Bullet Graphic Novel Volume 1
Black Market Trade Paperback (Mature Readers)
Blacklist #3 (Variant Covers)
Bloody Cross Graphic Novel Volume 8 (Mature Readers)
Book Of Death #3 (Variant Covers)
Burning Fields #8
Calvin & Hobbes Attack Of Snow Goons New Printing
Calvin & Hobbes Days Are Just Packed Soft Cover New Printing
Calvin & Hobbes There’s Treasure Everywhere New Printing
Cimarronin Graphic Novel Volume 1
Comic Book Story Of Beer Graphic Novel
Comic Fandom Quarterly #3
Debbie’s Inferno (One Shot) (Mature Readers)
Democracy Graphic Novel
Demon From Afar Graphic Novel Volume 4 (Mature Readers)
Devil Survivor Graphic Novel Volume 1
Doodle Jump Hard Cover
Enormous V2 #2
Exit Generation #1
Fables Comics Hard Cover
Fathom Blue #4 (Variant Covers)
Femforce #172
Final Fantasy Type 0 Graphic Novel Volume 1
First Man Reimagining Matthew Henson Graphic Novel
Fm Pres Gunsuits #4 (Variant Covers)
Freezing Omnibus Graphic Novel Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
GFT Coven #3 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
GFT Death 10th Anniversary Special #4 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Cafaro (Mature Readers)
God Is Dead Trade Paperback Volume 6 (Mature Readers)
Golden Compass Graphic Novel Hard Cover Volume 01
Golden Compass Graphic Novel Volume 1
Hacktivist Volume 2 #3
Harbinger Deluxe Hard Cover Volume 02
He’s My Only Vampire Graphic Novel Volume 4
Hexed Harlot & Thief Trade Paperback Volume 1
Hotel Strange Graphic Novel Volume 1 Wake Up Spring
John Carter Warlord #11 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Love At Fourteen Graphic Novel Volume 4
Misadventures Of Salem Hyde Soft Cover Volume 04 Dinosaur Dilemma
Mobile Suit Gundam Origin Hard Cover Volume 11 Cosmic Glow
Muirwood Lost Abbey #2
My Neighbor Seki Graphic Novel Volume 4
Over The Garden Wall #2
Peanuts Where Beagles Dare Original Graphic Novel
Pearls Before Swine Trade Paperback Pearls Gets Sacrificed
Phantom #4
Pitiful Human Lizard #1
Power Up #3
Princeless Be Yourself #4
Psycho Bonkers #4 (Variant Covers)
Public Relations #1 (Mature Readers)
Puella Magi Suzune Magica Graphic Novel Volume 1
Puppet Master #6 (Mature Readers)
Red Sonja #18
Rose Guns Days Season 1 Graphic Novel Volume 1
Servamp Graphic Novel Volume 3
Seven Percent #1
Shaman Trade Paperback Volume 1
Shermans Lagoon Tales From Deep Completely Fabricated Trade Paperback
Sonic Universe #80
Sons Of Anarchy #25 (Mature Readers)
Space Goat Presents Hard Cover Volume 01
Spice And Wolf Graphic Novel Volume 11 (Mature Readers)

Spire #3

Spire #3
Writer: Simon Spurrier Art: Carlos Magno Cover: Jeff Stokely

Past tensions between races resurface as Tithebound delegations arrive at the Spire to honor the new Baroness.

Squarriors #4 (Mature Readers)
Sword Art Online Progressive Graphic Novel Volume 3
Triage X Graphic Novel Volume 10 (Mature Readers)
Ubel Blatt Graphic Novel Volume 3 (Mature Readers)
Umineko When They Cry Graphic Novel Ep 5 Volume 02 End Of Golden Witch
Until Death Do Us Part Graphic Novel Volume 10
Westwood Witches Trade Paperback (Mature Readers)

Wild's End: The Enemy Within #1 Jackpot Cover by Jake Wyatt
Wild’s End: The Enemy Within #1 Jackpot Cover by Jake Wyatt

Wild’s End Enemy Within #1
Writer: Dan Abnett Art: I.N.J. Culbard Cover: I.N.J. Culbard

What’s to Love: The first Wild’s End miniseries kept us in constant suspense with its unlikely mash-up of War of the Worlds and The Wind in the Willows. We’re holding our collective breaths once again as author Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy) and illustrator I.N.J. Culbard (The King in Yellow) are set to play with the paranoia and ‘enemy amongst us’ conspiracy theories prevalent in stories we love like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The X-Files. What It Is: As Clive, Susan, Fawkes, and the other survivors of the alien invasion of Lower Crowchurch try to cope with what just happened to their small town, the military arrives in an attempt to cover up the ‘incident.’ Town residents are immediately detained, questioned, and treated with suspicion. Are they alien spies, collaborators, sympathizers? Clive and the rest will need to escape imprisonment if they’re to get the word out and warn the rest of the world in case the aliens return.

Women Of Gold Digger Trade Paperback Volume 1

Magazines

Brickjournal #36
Comic Shop News #1475
Dc Masterpiece Fig Coll Mag #2 Femme Fatales Set
Marvel Chess Fig Coll Mag #43 Deadpool White Pawn
Marvel Fact Files Special #8 Black Widow
Nickelodeon Magazine #4
Non Sport Update Volume 26 #5
Sleepy Hollow Magazine Special Show Companion
Star Trek Starships Fig Mag #52 Uss Centaur
Star Trek Starships Fig Mag #53 Klingon Attack Ship
Star Wars Insider #160 Newsstand Ed
Star Wars Insider #160 Px Ed

Books

Art Of Jose Cano Passion For Pin Ups Soft Cover (Mature Readers)
Chaika Coffin Princess Graphic Novel Volume 2
Doctor Who Big Bang Generation Soft Cover
Doctor Who Dangerous Book Of Monsters Hard Cover
Doctor Who Deep Time Soft Cover
Doctor Who Royal Blood Soft Cover
Essential Horror Movies Matinee Monsters To Cult Classics Hard Cover
Hogarth Dynamic Light & Shade New Printing
Judgment Domino Lady Prose Novel
Kagerou Daze Light Novel Soft Cover Volume 02 Headphone Actor
Kingdom Hearts Chain Of Memories Novel Soft Cover
Lady Paranorma Hard Cover
Miss Peregrines Home Peculiar Children Hard CoverBook 03 Library Of
Neil Gaiman Sleeper & The Spindle Hard Cover
Pandora Hearts Caucus Race Novel Volume 02
Peanuts Movie Snoopy Flying Ace Figurine & Sticker Book
Pickers Pocket Guide Comic Books Soft Cover
Pin Ups Night And Day Hard Cover
Postcard Girls Soft Cover (Mature Readers)
Secret 6 Council Of Evil Volume 01
Star Trek Ships Of The Line Posters Book
Strike The Blood Light Novel Volume 01
Tarzan Return To Pal Ultimate Don Soft Cover
Warhammer 40k Armageddon Trade Paperback
Warhammer 40k Asurmen Hand Of Asuryan Trade Paperback

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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