Something For The Weekend: US Comics On Sale 11th November 2015 – Anthologies, Mysteries and Bible Superheroes!

Thought Bubble Anthology 2015

Our list of British creator-skewed new releases just has to headline with the release of the fifth Thought Bubble Anthology with the Festival itself taking place this weekend in Leeds. All the profits from this latest collection, which features a stack of great talent, published by Image Comics go to Barnardos, and it’s on sale in all good comic shops. Highly recommended.

Judged Dredd: Sleeping Duty written by Michael Carroll, drawn by Nick Dyer, from 2000AD Prog 1956
Judged Dredd: Sleeping Duty written by Michael Carroll, drawn by Nick Dyer, from 2000AD Prog 1956

2000AD has a quiet Judge Dredd story by Michael Carroll as its lead feature this week, which reminds me of a Batman story in the same vein from a few years back in which a couple of street hoods discussed the Caped Crusader’s myth. It’s a fun story, but to be honest I’d have to say it’s a criminal waste of the brilliant Nick Dyer‘s drawing skills – he really shines at all-out, no-holds-barred action, as some of you may recall from the work he did on STRIP Magazine a couple of years back. Here’s a guy crying out for pick up on a US book – I hope he gets his wish.

"Brass Sun" shines again.
“Brass Sun” shines again.
Rufus dayglo continues to stun with his work on "Bad Company"
Rufus dayglo continues to stun with his work on “Bad Company”

Dredd reservations aside (the story isn’t bad, it’s just quieter than usual!), there’s still plenty to enjoy in the Prog, particularly “Brass Sun” and “Bad Company”. Rufus Dayglo is just hitting fast and hard every week with amazing action work and stunning visuals based on Peter Milligan‘s script, that are positively jaw dropping. Terrific work!

If you missed the “floppies” then do pick up the trade paperback of Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery, which is out now. There’s never a dull moment when it comes to artist Steve Parkhouse’s amazing work and the story from Peter Hogan is an absolute gem.

I’d also recommend the Fatale Deluxe Edition Hard Cover Volume 2 from Image Comics. Well worth seeing what allthe fuss is about over this great series by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. It will soon have you hooked.

A page from the Lion Graphic Bible re-telling the Garden of Eden story
A page from the Lion Graphic Bible re-telling the Garden of Eden story

Nestling in the “Other Publishers” section this week is an absolute gem: the Lion Comic Book Hero Bible, with art from former Marvel UK staffer Jeff Anderson, Siku, coloured by Richard Thomas.

The new Lion Comic Book Hero Bible puts the testaments’ greatest heroes to its darkest villains in a new light and is described as the Bible as never seen before. “The men and women of the Bible were not perfect, but nor were they ordinary. Faith gave some power. To lead. To save. To destroy evil. Others succumbed to the darkness. But still more was required. An ultimate hero. To fight the ultimate battle…” 

This affords me the chance to give a mention to the Lion Graphic Bible, bible stories adpated by Mike Maddox and drawn by Jeff, first published in 1998 which took  five years to complete and has had outstanding success since. It’s been translated into at least 17 languages and, when we first reported on it way back in 2005, it had UK sales of over 16,000 and 600,000 worldwide. It was released in paperback in 2004.

The project won the annual Prix de la Bande Dessinée Chrétienne at the annual Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angouleme (the Graphic Novel’s equivalent of the Oscars – in France) in 2000. It also won Norway’s Christian Bookseller’s Best Youth Book of the Year.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Jeff back then. “I thought someone was taking the mick!” 

In a totally separate vein, don’t miss out on the first issue of Slash & Burn, written by Si Spencer, a murder mystery described by reviewer Jordan Richards as “easily one of the best new Vertigo titles to debut so far. Si Spencer does a terrific job laying down the groundwork for the readers”, although David Pepose is less enthused over on Newsarama. My guess from reading is that it’s going to be a bit of a slow burn… I’ll get my coat.

As usual, 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 now on sale in many (but not all) Waitrose supermarkets and – at last, selected high street WH Smiths stores – and some comic shops (stockist list here) as well as available on subscription.

• You may also like to check out this year’s crop of annuals, which are available in all good bookshops and supermarkets now.

UK Comic Publishers

2000AD Prog 19562000AD/ Rebellion

2000AD Prog 1956

Featuring “Judge Dredd: Sleeping Duty” by Michael Carroll, Nick Dyer, Abigail Ryder, and Annie Parkhouse; Defoe: “The London Hanged” by Pat Mills, Leigh Gallagher, and Annie Parkhouse; “Brass Sun: Motor Head” by Ian Edginton, INJ Culbard, and Ellie De Ville; “Sinister Dexter: The Taking of the Michael” by Dan Abnett, Patrick Goddard, Eva De La Cruz, and Ellie De Ville; and “Bad Company: First Casualties” by Peter Milligan, Rufus Dayglo, Jim McCarthy, and Simon Bowland.

Humanoids Inc

Freddy Lombard Hard Cover

Freddy Lombard Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Writer, Artist and Cover Artist: Yves Chaland

A “must have” collection of classic adventures for older readers of Tintin by one of Europe’s most feted cartoonists. Impetuous Freddy Lombard and his frustrated, but faithful, friends, Dina and Sweep, go on six different adventures, from exploring Belgian castles and African jungles, to being swept up in revolutionary Budapest or caught up in the secrets surrounding a futuristic jet! Forever broke, the trio constantly look for ways to hustle enough money to live and continue solving mysteries in these tales with unexpected twists and lots of laughs.

Mandalay Hard Cover

Mandalay Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Writer: Philippe Thirault Artist: Butch Guice & Various Cover Artist: Butch Guice

A sweeping saga of two brothers locked in combat in in colonial 1940s Burma, where an ancient magic will decide their fate, and that of the whole country. When a buried city is discovered deep in the Burmese jungle by a cruel 16th-century monarch, he unleashes an evil counterpart, thanks to three mysterious mirrors. Five centuries later, the country is under British colonial rule, and being invaded by the Japanese. British twin brothers, Alex and Lance Waters – the Governor’s sons – take opposing sides in the struggle for Burma’s independence during World War Two, in this tale of ancestral legends, magic, passion, and freedom.

NoBrow Press

Curveball - Cover

Curveball
Writer, Artist and Cover Artist: Jeremy Sorese

After years of technological advancement, the relationship between humans and robots is changing. In the midst of this turmoil, one woman faces her own breakdown at the hands of a manipulative friend. Jeremy Sorese explores how heartbreak can make us feel like the center of the universe and how the realization that we are not is often more painful than the heartbreak itself.

Read Tony Esmond’s review

Titan Comics

Assassin’s Creed #2 Regular Cover

Assassin’s Creed #2 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Anthony Del, Conor McCreery Artist: Neil Edwards Cover Artist: Dennis Calero

Events in Salem turn terrifying as Assassin Tom Stoddard faces the townspeople’s rising hysteria while they bay for the blood of supposed witches. Viewing his memories, Charlotte witnesses how deep the feud with the Templars goes – and how brutal the choices to be made in her new life will be!

Go Fly A Kite, Charlie Brown Trade Paperback 1959-1960 (Titan Edition)

Go Fly A Kite, Charlie Brown Trade Paperback 1959-1960 (Titan Edition)
Writer/Artist: Charles M. Schulz

This collection of daily newspaper strips, reprinting 240 Peanuts strips covering the years 1959 and 1960, features the introduction of Charlie Brown’s baby sister, Sally, the first new character in five years to be added to the strip.

Heroes Vengeance #2

Heroes Vengeance #2 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Zach Craley, Seamus Fahey Artist: Rubine Cubiles

It’s a day in the life of El Vengador, as he tries to balance his family life with his dealings with the Los Angeles gangsters. But how will El Vengador cope when the stakes are raised and he is forced to fight a huge, fiery Evo? Plus: Discover El Vengador’s lair!

Peanuts Every Sunday Trade Paperback 1958-1961 (Titan Edition)

Peanuts Every Sunday Trade Paperback 1958-1961 (Titan Edition)
Writer, Artist and Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz

This collection of 122 Sunday Peanuts newspaper strips that ran from 1958 through 1961 features many of your favourite characters, including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Violet, Patty, Shermy, Lucy, Schroeder, Pig-Pen, Linus, and the infamous Beethoven bust!

US Comic Publishers

Dark Horse Comics

Abe Sapien #28
Archie Archives Prom Pranks And Other Stories Trade Paperback
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Hard Cover Volume 3
Goon Library Hard Cover Volume 1
Harrow County #7
King Tiger #4
LCSD 2015 Call of Duty Black Ops III #1
Mirror’s Edge Exordium #3

Rebels #8

Rebels #8
Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Ariela Kristantina, Andrea Mutti Cover Artist: Tula Lotay

Two standalone stories in this issue! Meet Silence Bright, “Liberty’s Daughter,” who runs an underground print shop in occupied Boston in a tale with art by guest artist Ariela Kristantina (Deep State). Main series artist Andrea Mutti returns with “Occupation,” a Seth Abbott story set during the Great Fire of New York that touches on a topic new to Rebels: the freed slaves who fought on the British side.

Resident Alien Trade Paperback Volume 3 Sam Hain Mystery

Resident Alien Trade Paperback Volume 3 Sam Hain Mystery
Writer: Peter Hogan Artist/ Cover Artist: Steve Parkhouse

Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle is a stranded alien explorer hiding out in the sleepy town of Patience, Washington-where he’s been busy solving mysteries. Harry tackles another one after the contents of an old briefcase hint at a murder. Peter Hogan (Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders) return to their unique science-fiction/mystery series! Collects issues #0-#3 of the series.

Tomb Raider Trade Paperback Volume 3 Queen of Serpents

Tomb Raider Trade Paperback Volume 3 Queen of Serpents
Writer: Rhianna Pratchett Artist: Derlis Santacruz, Andy Owens Cover Artist: Brenoch Adams

Lara must save the life of a friend she thought to be dead as a dangerous organization threatens to kill this person for good! But Lara will not be alone, as Sam, Jonah, and Kaz join her on this rescue mission! Danger lurks behind every shadow-can they make it in time to save a life they thought was lost? Collects issues #13-#18 of the series.

Zodiac Starforce #3

DC Comics

American Vampire Trade Paperback Volume 7 (Mature Readers)
Batman #46
Batman And Robin Eternal #6
Batman Beyond #6

Batman RIP Unwrapped Hard Cover

Batman RIP Unwrapped Hard Cover
Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Tony S. Daniel, Lee Garbett Cover Artist: Tony S. Daniel

This stunning unwrapped collection features the game-changing BATMAN: R.I.P., the story that led into Grant Morrison’s best-selling FINAL CRISIS. Batman is dead – and with him out of the picture, The Club of Villains begins a crime spree through the streets of Gotham City, while Batman’s allies attempt to keep order. This deluxe edition presents the art of Tony S. Daniel from issues #676-681 in pencil form.

Batman Superman #26
Catwoman #46
Constantine The Hellblazer #6
DC Comics Bombshells #4
DC Presents Lois & Clark 100 Page Spectacular #1

Fables The Wolf Among Us #11

Fables The Wolf Among Us #11 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Matthew Sturges, Dave Justus Artist: Shawn McManus & Various Cover Artist: Chrissie Zullo

Journey back to Victorian London for the senses-shattering final chapters in Bloody Mary’s horrific origin story as she shows her husband and her so-called friends what’s waiting on the other side of the mirror! Then, follow her to the rainy back alleys of modern-day Fabletown, where she’s come to collect her bounty…and she’s got a silver bullet for any wolf who stands in her way!

Green Arrow Trade Paperback Volume 7 Kingdom

Green Arrow Trade Paperback Volume 7 Kingdom
Writer: Andrew Kreisberg, Ben Sokolowski Artist: Daniel Sampere & Various Cover Artist: Bryan Hitch

In these stories from issues #35-40, Ollie finds himself back in Seattle on a mission from a mystery woman. But Green Arrow can hardly catch his breath, as he finds new allies and a new mission. What will Oliver do when he must face off against the deadly assassin known as Merlyn?

Justice League Darkseid War Green Lantern #1
Justice League Darkseid War Shazam #1
Justice League United #15
Red Hood Arsenal #6
Scooby Doo Team Up Trade Paperback Volume 2
Scooby Doo Where Are You #63

Slash & Burn #1

Slash & Burn #1 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Si Spencer Artist: Max Dunbar, Ande Parks Cover Artist: Tula Lotay

Another day, another hot date. Firefighter Rosheen Hayes takes her relationships with conflagration seriously, whether it’s the trigger-happy burn victim with his sights on her partner or a chance encounter igniting memories of arson at the orphanage. But is she the super-sleuth fire-whisperer or twisted firestarter?
This new ongoing series from writer Si Spencer has all the mystery and intrigue of his hit Vertigo miniseries BODIES, with art by Max Dunbar (Dungeons & Dragons) and veteran inker Ande Parks (The Irredeemable Ant-Man), SLASH & BURN is a tricky thriller that explores both the excitement and the consequences of succumbing to one’s darkest impulses.

Starfire #6
Superman Adventures Trade Paperback Volume 1
Superman American Alien #1
Teen Titans #13
Twilight Children #2 (Mature Readers)

IDW Publishing

Back To The Future #2
Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy Hard Cover Vol 19
D4ve2 #3
Drones Trade Paperback
Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga Board Game
Gi Joe A Real American Hero #219
Herb Trimpe Incredible Hulk Artist Edition Hard Cover
Maxx Maxximized #25
Miami Vice Remix Trade Paperback Volume 1
String Divers #4
The Last Fall #5
Tmnt Amazing Adventures #4
Transformers Robots In Disguise Animated #4
Transformers Vs Gi Joe Trade Paperback Volume 2
Uncle Scrooge Trade Paperback Volume 2 Grand Canyon Conquest
Walt Kelly’s Fairy Tales Hard Cover
X-Files Season 11 #4

Image Comics

68 Last Rights #3 Cover A Jones & Fotos (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
8house #5 Yorris Part Two (Mature Readers)

Airboy #4

Airboy #4 (Mature Readers)
Writer: James Robinson Artist/ Cover Artist: Greg Hinkle

The twisted, drug-fueled finale!

Is this a dream, reality, or somewhere in between? All JAMES ROBINSON and GREG HINKLE know is that now that they’re in Airboy’s world and not the bars of San Francisco, they have to put down the bottle, put away the drugs, zip up their flies-and actually act like heroes. Except they don’t know how to be heroes. And if they die, will they just wake up… or really perish?

Astronauts In Trouble #6

Astronauts In Trouble #6
Writer: Larry Young Artist: Matt Smith Cover Artist: Charlie Adlard
Mankind has returned to the moon for the first time in fifty years. We await your historic words…

Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #7 (Mature Readers)
Birthright #11 (Variant Covers)

Codename Baboushka: Conclave of Death #2

Codename Baboushka: Conclave of Death #2 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Antony Johnston Artist/ Cover Artist: Shari Chankhamma

Settling back into her old criminal ways is like riding a bike for Baboushka… but the sudden appearance of armed pirates ensures this ride will be full of bumps and bullets! Dry land is a hundred miles away-can she keep her head above water?

This issue introduces many major new characters; dashing thief/frenemy Seamus Stirling, and arch-enemy crime lords Felton, Tanaka, Lady Mbeke, and Roza

Descender #7 (Variant Covers)
Double D Graphic Novel Book 01
Drifter #9 (Mature Readers)
Faster Than Light #3

Fatale Deluxe Edition Hard Cover Volume 2

Fatale Deluxe Edition Hard Cover Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist/ Cover Artist: Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser

This Deluxe Edition presents the conclusion of Brubaker and Phillips best-selling orror-oir series FATALE in a gorgeous hardcover edition filled with insightful extras and behind-the-scenes artwork. This the book for serious Brubaker and Phillips collectors!

Collects FATALE #11-24

Goddamned #1 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Limbo #1 (Mature Readers)
Morning Glories Trade Paperback Volume 9

Mythic #5

Mythic #5 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Phil Hester Artist: John McCrea

The origin of Killer of Enemies.

Postal FBI Dossier #1 (Variant Covers)
Southern Bastards #12 (Mature Readers)

Thought Bubble Anthology 2015 #5
Writer: Clark Burscough & Various Artist: Boo Cook & Various Cover Artist: Babs Tarr

A collection of new short stories by some of the best in the business, plus many more names to be announced. This anthology is part of the United Kingdom’s Thought Bubble Festival which takes place in Leeds, Northern England from November 2015. All profits from this comic go to Barnardos.

Walking Dead #148

Walking Dead #148 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard & Various Cover Artist: Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart

No Turning Back.

Wicked & Divine #16

Wicked & Divine #16 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie, Leila Del Cover Artist: Jamie McKelvie

The Morrigan is visitors, including LEILA DE LUCA (SHUTTER). Plus a backup by JAMIE and MATT. Suffice to say, this one is NONE MORE GOTH.

Wolf Trade Paperback Volume 1 (Mature Readers)

Marvel Comics

A-Force Presents Trade Paperback Volume 2

A-Force Presents Trade Paperback Volume 2
Writers/ Artists: Various Cover Artist: Jamie McKelvie & Various

Prepare for excitement and action as Marvel’s most spectacular heroes continue their adventures! Black Widow’s quest for atonement takes a dark and mysterious turn! Will Captain Marvel survive on the front lines of a war on an alien world? The all-new Ms. Marvel adjusts to her strange and immense new powers, but can she come to terms with her Inhuman legacy? She-Hulk opens her own law practice, but her first client proves to be a ton of trouble! Witness the new Thor in all-out action against an army of invading Frost Giants! And Marvel’s most unbeatable hero, Squirrel Girl, must invade Stark Enterprises to save the world! It doesn’t get any better than this! Collecting BLACK WIDOW (2014) #2, CAPTAIN MARVEL (2014) #2, MS. MARVEL (2014) #2, SHE-HULK (2014) #2, THOR (2014) #2 and UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #2.
Rated T+

Age of Ultron Vs Marvel Zombies Trade Paperback

Age of Ultron Vs Marvel Zombies Trade Paperback
Writer: James Robinson, Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Steve Pugh, Bryan Hitch Cover Artist: Carlos Pacheco

There’s a place so dangerous that it’s walled off from the rest of Battleworld. A place where wild zombies feast on those who’ve been banished for crimes against the state – where cold, mechanical Ultrons destroy anything human. But as war rages between Ultron’s robotic horde and the zombie masses, a small pocket of humanity must defend itself from both sides. Can Salvation – an oasis run by Jim Hammond, the Vision and Wonder Man – protect what little humanity resides in the “Dead Zone”? And how will the Hank Pym of 1872 react when banished to this hellish landscape? Ultron is on the verge of a breakthrough that will shake the foundations of Battleworld – but whoever wins, we lose…unless Hank Pym can deliver us from evil! Collecting AGE OF ULTRON VS. MARVEL ZOMBIES #1-4 and AGE OF ULTRON #1.
Rated T+

All New All Different Avengers #1
All New All Different Avengers #1 By Ross Poster
All New Hawkeye #1
All New Wolverine #1
All New Wolverine #1 By Bengal Poster
Captain America White #4

Carnage #1

Carnage #1
Writer: Gerry Conway Artist: Mike Perkins Cover Artist: Mike Del Mundo

Get ready to scream! Carnage, the homicidal symbiote is back, and he’s leaving a trail of bodies behind him. The FBI is hot on his trail, with a different playbook since their serial killer is a super villain. They’re equipped with the latest sonic tech and a team including military hero/astronaut John Jameson and a reformed Eddie Brock/Toxin! But when Carnage escapes into an abandoned coal mine, the FBI’s plan is starting to look like a trap… for THEM!
Rated T+

Chewbacca #3
Darth Vader #1 Granov 5th Printing Variant

Darth Vader #12

Darth Vader #12
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist/ Cover Artist: Salvador Larroca

• Vader’s machinations have him painted into a corner…
• …but no one puts Vader in a corner.
• The hit series’ second arc concludes here!
Rated T

Darth Vader #2 Granov 5th Printing Variant
Darth Vader #3 Granov 4th Printing Variant
Darth Vader #4 Granov 4th Printing Variant
Darth Vader #5 Granov 2nd Printing Variant
Darth Vader #6 Granov 2nd Printing Variant
Deadpool #1 By Moore Poster
Figment 2 #3
Hercules #1 By Mann Poster
Illuminati #1
Infinity Gauntlet #5 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Marvel Universe All New Avengers Assemble Digest Trade Paperback Volume 3
Marvel Masterworks Spider-Woman Hard Cover Volume 1
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #1 By Bustos Poster
Ms Marvel #1 By Chiang Poster
Secret Wars #7 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Spider-Gwen #2
Spider-Island Trade Paperback Warzones

Spider-Man 2099 #3

Spider-Man 2099 #3
Writer: Peter David Artist: Will Sliney Cover Artist: Francesco Mattina

• The dangerous DOCTOR CRONOS continues to put innocent people in harm’s way, and Miguel O’Hara AKA SPIDER-MAN 2099 is the only one who can stop him.
• Even in his new duds, though, Miguel’s still in for the fight of his life!
• What strange connection does Doctor Cronos have to the year 2099 – and will he put a stop to Miguel’s attempts to right the timeline once and for all?!
Rated T

Squadron Sinister #4 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Star Wars Hard Cover Episode Vi Return of Jedi
Thanos Trade Paperback Cosmic Powers
Thors #4 (Secret Wars Tie-In)

Ultimates #1

Ultimates #1
Writer: Al Ewing Artist/ Cover Artist: Kenneth Rocafort

BLACK PANTHER! CAPTAIN MARVEL! MS. AMERICA CHAVEZ! SPECTRUM! BLUE MARVEL!

The ultimate superteam comes together to find and fix problems beyond the limits of the infinite! From cosmic forces lurking on Earth to what waits on the outside of the omniverse – the impossible is where they start! And what’s more impossible than ending the threat of Galactus, the devourer of worlds… forever?
Parental Advisory

Uncanny Avengers #2
Uncanny X-Men Trade Paperback Volume 5 Omega Mutant
Venom Space Knight #1 By Olivetti Poster
Web Warriors #1

Other Publishers Comics And Graphic Novels

A Centaur’s Life Graphic Novel Volume 7 (Mature Readers)
Adventure Time #46
Adventure Time Original Graphic Novel Volume 6 Masked Mayhem
Alice Cooper Vs Chaos #3 Cover A Chin
Aliens Vampirella #3 Rare Hardman Virgin Edition
Aliens Vs Zombies #4 A Cover Metcalf (Mature Readers)
Aliens Vs Zombies #4 B Cover Spay (Mature Readers)
Aliens Vs Zombies #4 C Cover Cafaro (Mature Readers)
Aliens Vs Zombies #4 D Cover Anderson (Mature Readers)
Amazing Fantastic Incredible Marvelous Memoir Graphic Novel
Amazing Fantastic Incredible Marvelous Memoir S Graphic Novel Dlx Edition
Americatown #4
Archie 1000 Page Comics Gala Trade Paperback
Archon #4
Ashes Firefighters Tale Graphic Novel
Awake #2
Bad Moon Rising #2
Best of Sketch Magazine Soft Cover Volume 1
Black Bag #1
Breadwinners Journey To The Bottom of The Seats Graphic Novel Volume 1
Breadwinners Journey To The Bottom of The Seats Hard Cover Volume 1
Cavewoman Recovery One Shot Cover A Durham
Cavewoman Recovery One Shot Cover B Durham
Cavewoman Recovery One Shot Cover D Root
City of Clowns Graphic Novel
Crossed Badlands #89 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)

Crossed Plus 100 #11

Crossed Plus 100 #11 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist/ Cover Artist: Rafa Ortiz

Simon Spurrier has created some of the most fantastic and frightening visions of horror in comics. And now the Crossed: Wish You Were Here scribe has taken the breathing world of Crossed +100 created by Alan Moore to new places with a terrifying arc. Future Taylor has seen close up that the Crossed have changed both in their behavior and their civilization. But do those changes make them any less dangerous as the outbreak once again begins to spread.

Cyanide & Happiness Stab Factory Trade Paperback
Dare To Disappoint Growing Up In Turkey Graphic Novel
Daughters of The Oracle #4 Curse of The Ragdoll (Mature Readers)
Dedication #2 (Mature Readers)
Dilbert Hard Cover Optimism Sounds Exhausting
Django Zorro Hard Cover
Dragonar Academy Graphic Novel Volume 8 (Mature Readers)
Elks Run 10th Anniversary Edition Hard Cover
Empire of Blood #2 (Mature Readers)
Enormous V2 #2 Cover B Ramon
Final Fantasy Type 0 Side Story Graphic Novel Volume 2 Reaper Icy Blade
Gears And Bones #3
Genshiken Second Season Graphic Novel Volume 7
Grimms Fairy Tales – Grimm Tales of Terror Vol 2 #2 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Grimms Fairy Tales – Robyn Hood Ongoing #16 Cops Variant Covers)
Grumpy Cat #2 (Variant Covers)
Hellbreak #8 (Mature Readers)
Hellbreak Trade Paperback Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Hereville How Mirka Caught A Fish Hard Cover
Hero Cats #8
Home #2
Honor #2 (Mature Readers)
Imperium #10 (Variant Covers)
Infinite Adventures of Jonas Quantum #3
James Bond #1 Rare Fabry Virgin Edition
Jughead & Archie Comics Digest Annual #17
Just Another Sheep #1 (Variant Covers)
Knights of The Dinner Table #225
Lantern City #7
Last Sons of America #1
LCSD 2015 Book of Death Fall of Harbinger #1
LCSD 2015 Exodus Life After #1 (Mature Readers)
LCSD 2015 Invader Zim Treasury Edition

LCSD 2015 Klaus #1

LCSD 2015 Klaus #1
Writer: Grant Morrison Artist/ Cover Artist: Dan Mora
From BOOM! Entertainment.

What’s to Love: Grant Morrison is one of the most prolific and best-selling writers in comics, earning a reputation for his ability to effectively revamp superheroes like Animal Man, Batman, and the X-Men. His creator-owned titles are also highly praised, including The Invisibles, Nameless, We3, and Joe the Barbarian, because no one tells mythical stories better than him. In Klaus, Grant reimagines one of the biggest cultural myths in history, and we could not be more excited to pair him with one of our homegrown talents, Dan Mora (Hexed)!

What It Is: Set in a dark fantastic past of myth and magic, Klaus tells the story of how Santa Claus really came to be. Where did he begin? What was he like when he was young? Why does he do what he does? How does he do what he does? And what happens when he faces his greatest challenge? Drawing on Santa Claus’ wilder roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism-taking in the creepier side of Christmas, and characters like the sinister Krampus — Klaus is a “Santa Claus: Year One.”

LCSD 2015 Luminae Limited Bw Line Art Edition (Mature Readers)
LCSD 2015 Rick & Morty Treasury Edition
Letter 44 #21

Lion Comic Book Hero Bible

Lion Comic Book Hero Bible
Publisher: Lion Hudson
Writer: Jeff Anderson Artist/ Cover Artist: Siku

Superheroes are the biggest comic genre of all, with many heroes having their origins in biblical characterization and imagery. This is the first Bible retelling to engage with the superhero genre. The Lion Comic Book Bible is a dynamic expression of the Bible’s depth and power, produced in the style of Marvel Comics. With dynamic illustration using a range of styles, Siku (Old Testament) and Jeff Anderson (New Testament) bring the Bible stories alive for a new and graphically sophisticated generation.

Love Hard Cover Volume 2 The Fox
Love Stage Graphic Novel Volume 4 (Mature Readers)
Medic #2 (Mature Readers)
Mens Feelings #2 (Mature Readers)
Mimi And The Wolves Graphic Novel Volume 2 Act II The Den (Mature Readers)
Moonstreak #2
Nutmeg #6
Old Wounds Trade Paperback
Oxymoron Loveliest Nightmare #2 (Mature Readers)
Oxymoron Loveliest Nightmare #3 (Mature Readers)
Pathfinder Hollow Mountain #1 (Variant Covers)
Pathfinder Hollow Mountain #1 (Variant Covers)
Paul Kirchner Bus Hard Cover Volume 2
Pawn Shop Graphic Novel
Puppet Master #8 Main Cover (Mature Readers)
Ranma 1/2 2in1 Trade Paperback Volume 11
Red Sonja Conan #4 (Variant Covers)
Red Sonja Trade Paperback Volume 3 Forgiving of Monsters
Redhand Twilight of The Gods Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
Remote #2 (Mature Readers)
Ringworld Graphic Novel Part 2
Rin-Ne Graphic Novel Volume 19
Rise #2

Rowans Ruin #1 (2nd Printing)

Rowans Ruin #1 (2nd Printing)
Writer: Mike Carey Artist/ Cover Artist: Mike Perkins

What’s to Love: The team of Mike Carey (Suicide Risk, The Unwritten) and Mike Perkins (Deathlok) come together for the first time since 2005’s Spellbinders for a taut horror thriller set in their native England. If you’re a fan of horror films like Insidious and The Conjuring, or comics like Curse and Nailbiter, you’ll love how Rowans Ruin unfolds as it slowly clues you in on the terrifying secret that is at the heart of the story.

What It’s About: Katie has always had things pretty easy, growing up in comfortable circumstances in Florida. But when she finds herself with a long summer break before grad school, she decides to do a house-swap with a British girl, Emily, as a way to vacation relatively cheaply-and to get out from under her parents’ attentiveness. England is great, so different from Florida, and the house, called Rowans Rise, is charming. But soon she starts having nightmares-really, really, strong ones. Curious, Katie researches the owners of the house, and discovers it may have more of a sinister history than she thought …

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War Stories #14 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist/ Cover Artist: Tomas Aria

As the aerial bombardment of Japan steps up a notch, disaster beckons when the escort pilots flying from Iwo Jima find themselves with more than just the enemy to contend with. Life on the remote island gets better by degrees, but an unexpected guest at dinner brings our heroes face to face with the realities of the war they’re fighting. Most frustrating of all, no matter how much punishment their homeland takes, the Japanese will not give up- resorting to desperate measures to oppose the American squadrons. Part two of the three part The Tokyo Club, by Garth Ennis and Tomas Aira. Available with Regular & Wraparound Covers by Tomas Aria, and Good Girl Nose Art & Battle Damage Retailer Incentive Covers by Matt Martin.

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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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