British Comic Shop Releases (25th March 2015) – World War X, Elric and Nemo, too!

World War X

 

Here’s our list of both British and US comics on sale this week in comic shops (Wednesday 25th March 2015). It complements our monthly lost of new graphic novel releases which you can find here for March 2015.

Everything wraps up on 2000AD this week as Tharg’s droids reach the end of 2015’s first wave of Thrills, and prepare for a second surge of ‘Super Springtime Strips’, starting next issue. You’ll find a complete Dredd thriller, “Perps, Crimes & Videotape” in Prog 1923, as well as another snoop into the sinister silent world of Bob Byrne, and culminating with the cataclysmic climaxes to “Savage”, “Survival Geeks” and “Tharg’s 3riller: 1%”.

Titan Comics has a busy week, with a new Eleventh Doctor Doctor Who issue and the comic shop release of collections of the early issues of their Tenth and Eleventh Doctor titles. Their new Elric books are, quite simply, gorgeous (so it’s no wonder The Ruby Throne has seen a second printing, out just as Volume Two, Storm Bringer, hits stores) – and you should definitely take a look at World War X, one of their latest bande dessine-sourced titles.

The first of three volumes first published by Le Lombard in France, it features some great art from Starman and The Mighty artist Peter Snejbjerg, illustrating a complex and absorbing invasion of Earth story by M. Jerry Frissen, coloured by Mlle Delphine Rieu — in which the invasion happened millennia past but the invaders only seem to be asserting their power in our modern world! Here’s Titan’s trailer for the book, just to wet you appetite…

 

 

Knockabout also releases the latest Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill-created tale Nemo: River of Ghosts this week – and a darn fine read it is too, with both visual and verbal homage aplenty as well as adventure and thrills. You’ll never eat cow pie again (if you ever did in the first place)!

 

Beano Issue  3777 - Montage

 

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.

British Comic Publishers

2000AD/Rebellion

2000AD Prog 1923

2000AD Prog 1923

Featuring a cranium-cracking cover from Nick Percival, featuring ‘,Mr. Ten-Percent’, cyborg entrepreneur, Howard Quartz!

Judge Dredd: Perps, Crimes & Videotape by Alec Worley and Carl Critchlow

Mega-City One, 2137 AD. Home to 50 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, where crime is rampant, poverty and homelessness rife, unemployment endemic and boredom universal. Tensions run a constant knife-edge and only the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!

Tharg’s 3rillers: 1% by Eddie Robson & INJ Culbard

Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! The far side of the galaxy, 2250. Talavage Spacelines is a budget transport company, but it has suffered since the sudden death of its founder, Nathaniel Talavage, two centuries ago. Now, one of its ships became lost in a warp, and it’s crashed onto a mysterious object…

Survival Geeks: Steampunk’d by Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby & Neil Googe

Somewhere in the outer limits of time and space, plunging through the planes of reality, is what looks like a regular suburban two-up two-down, but it is in fact powered by misfiring transdimensional technology. Inside live SF obsessives Clive, Rufus and Simon, plus new (and not very happy about it) addition Sam. Now, in a steampunk dimension, they’ve discovered that the floating city of Milton Keynes has a dark secret…

Bob Byrne’s Twisted Tales: The Scamp vs The Pigs by Bob Byrne

Picture a grotesque imaginary land, somewhere in the outer reaches of reality — a dark landscape of strange figures and weird machinations, seemingly conjured from the very depths of a terrifying fever-dream. Here, what you never thought possible can come true, and the stuff of nightmares is part of the everyday. Welcome to the warped, wordless world of Bob Byrne…

Savage: Grinders by Pat Mills and Patrick Goddard

In 1999, Britain was invaded by the Volgans. When lorry driver BILL SAVAGE learned his family had been killed, he began a one-man battle against the aggressors. Now, in 2010, Savage has lead the resistance to victory, with the Volgans surrendering after the US lent their support in the shape of Howard Quartz’s Raptor Drones and Hammerstein war- robots. However, Quartz has been mortally wounded by one of his own robots…

 

Insurrection: Liberty - Cover

 

Insurrection Liberty Trade Paperback
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist/Cover Artist: Colin MacNeil

Mega-City colonial space, 2135 CE. Mining colony K Alpha 61 renamed itself Liberty after cutting loose from the Big Meg. Furious at this dissent, and in a bid to stop the revolt spreading to other colonies, the SJS launched a blistering attack on Colonial Marshal Kerel Luther’s forces. Now that the alien Zhind have been defeated, the SJS are turning on the insurrectionists!

 

Tales of Telguuth: A Tribute to Steve Moore

 

Tales Of The Telguuth Tribute To Steve Moore Trade Paperback
Writer: Steve Moore Artist: Clint Langley & Various

In March 2014, British comics lost one of its’ most creative and distinct voices in the form of Steve Moore. The father of the 2000AD Future Shock, Steve created many memorable characters including Lazer Erazer and Axel Pressbutton for Warrior, and the psychotic Dalek killer, Abslom Daak for Doctor Who Magazine. This marvellous collection features the highly-regarded fantasy series which Moore developed for 2000AD, along with some of his classic Future Shocks. It will also feature a new introduction from Alan Moore (no relation), for whom Steve Moore was a major influence.

Knockabout

 

Nemo: River of Ghosts

 

Nemo River Of Ghosts Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Writer: Alan Moore Artist/Cover Artist: Kevin O’Neill

In a world where all the fictions ever written coalesce into a rich mosaic, it’s 1975. Janni Dakkar, pirate queen of Lincoln Island and head of the fabled Nemo family, is eighty years old and beginning to display a tenuous grasp on reality. Pursuing shadows from her past – or her imagination – she embarks on what may be a final voyage down the vastness of the Amazon, a last attempt to put to rest the blood-drenched spectres of old. With allies and adversaries old and new, we accompany an aging predator on her obsessive trek into the cultural landscape of a strange new continent, from the ruined city of Yu-Atlanchi to the fabulous plateau of Maple White Land. As the dark threads in her narrative are drawn into an inescapable web, Captain Nemo leads her hearse-black Nautilus in a desperate raid on horrors believed dead for decades.

Titan Comics

13 Coins #6

 

13 Coins #6 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Martin Brennan, Michael B. Jackson Artist: Simon Bisley, Ryan Brown

Double-sized issue! From Eisner Award-winning artist Simon Bisley comes a new series that finds Heaven and Hell at war in an angelic battle over the fate of Mankind. As the end of days begins, ex-junkie turned holy warrior John Pozner is all that stands in the way of evil’s triumph over the three realms. But with his own demons to conquer and Hell’s biggest and baddest baying for his blood, is there really any chance for salvation? All will be revealed in this bumper-sized sixth issue!

 

Doctor Who 10th Doctor Hard Cover Volume 1: The Revolutions of Terror

 

Doctor Who 10th Doctor Hard Cover Volume 1: The Revolutions of Terror
Writer: Nick Abadzis Artist: Elena Casagrande Cover Artist: Alice X Zhang

The Doctor thought he was done with new companions after Donna’s tragic exit – but that was before he met Gabriella “Gabby” Gonzalez during an incursion of psychic parasites in Brooklyn, New York! Now she’s traveling the cosmos as the Doctor’s latest companion – and life couldn’t be more exciting! Battling invisible creatures on the Day of the Dead, uncovering a galactic conspiracy in the universe’s most famous art gallery – the only downside is the constant threat of death! Collects Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1-5.

 

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #10

 

Doctor Who 11th #10 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Simon Fraser Cover Artist: Blair Shedd

“Could someone stop that screaming please?” The Doctor has lost himself in a hostile takeover of SERVEYOUinc, and it’s up to Alice, Jones, and ARC to bring him back to his senses. And if that takes a little judicious cosplay, well, Alice is all for it!

 

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Hard Cover Volume 1 After Life

 

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Hard Cover Volume 1 After Life
Writer: Al Ewing, Rob Williams Artist: Simon Fraser, Boo Cook Cover Artist: Alice X Zhang

Alice Obiefune was at her lowest ebb when the Doctor burst into her life; she’d lost her mother, her job, and her apartment. But it didn’t take much of the Doctor’s compassion to get her on board the TARDIS, rediscovering the beauty in life, one time-lost adventure at a time! From tackling an alien pet in the streets of London, to exposing a devilish mystery in the 1930s Bayou; from discovering the truth behind an austerity-hit pleasure planet to facing a shapeshifting horror in a scientific research station – every day with the Doctor brings a new, impossible, life-threatening experience! Collects Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1-5.

 

Mono #4

Mono #4
Writer: Liam Sharp Artist/Cover Artist: Ben Wolstenholme

Mono has been shot, stabbed, bitten, and more in the quest to complete his mission and close “The Old Curiosity Shop,” but has he finally met his match in the form of a massive, disfigured Nazi general? Find out in the dramatic conclusion to “The Old Curiosity Shop”!

 

Elric : The Ruby Throne Volume One

 

Michael Moorcock’s Elric: The Ruby Throne Volume One (Second Printing, Mature Readers)
Writer: Julien Blondel Artist: Didier Poli, Robin Recht

The ancient island of Melniboné has been ruled by Elric, the albino emperor, for millennia. Reliant on magic and herbs for his strength and prolonged life, Elric’s grip on Melniboné is crumbling, as his people slide into decadence. Now his envious cousin Yyrkoon, Prince of Melniboné, plots to overthrow him and claim the Ruby Throne for himself!

Lavishly illustrated, this new comic adaptation has been produced with the full and enthusiastic endorsement of Moorcock himself, who has written an original introduction for this edition.

 

Michael Moorcock's Elric: Volume 2: Stormbringer

 

Michael Moorcock’s Elric: Volume 2: Stormbringer
Writer: Julien Blondel, Jean-Luc Cano Artist: Didier Poli & Various

The Lords of Chaos Rise Again! White Wolf. Champion of Arioch. Assassin of his people. Elric, the albino emperor, has ruled the ancient island of Melniboné for millennia, but his position is now threatened – and the people of Melniboné will pay the price. Continuing the stunning new comic adaptation of the classic Elric of Melniboné novels by Michael Moorcock!

 

Sally Of The Wasteland Hard Cover

 

Sally Of The Wasteland Hard Cover
Writer: Victor Gischler Artist/Cover Artist: Tazio Bettin

Tentacled terror vs. Axe-wielding aphrodite! No contest! Mutant monsters! Crawgators! Badly dressed cannibal pirates! The dreaded lost city of New Orleans! Just some of the wondrously weird and wild obstacles that Sally, the Grindhouse Glamor Girl of post-Apocalyptic Louisiana, must face whilst on the trail of her blond bombshell wannabe boyfriend!

 

Wallace & Gromit Newspaper Strips Hard Cover Volume 3

 

Wallace & Gromit Newspaper Strips Hard Cover Volume 3
Writer: Steve White & Various Artist: Mychailo Kazybrid, John Burns Cover Artist: Jay Clarke

The world’s most prolific, cheese-eating inventor, Wallace, and his ever-resourceful dog, Gromit, are back for another bout of the daftest adventures known to man or hound! First appearing in The Sun newspaper, this new collection of over 260 daily comic strips, originally published in 2012 and 2013, contains every invention, every cheese-based pun, and every act of hijinx silliness from the long running and hugely popular newspaper strip!

World War X Hard Cover Volume 1 Helius (Mature Readers)
Writer: Jerry Frissen Artist: Peter Snejbjerg

The year 2017. On the moon and across the Earth, warnings from a long forgotten civilization have been discovered deep underground. These strange and ancient cubes awaken monstrous creatures in preparation to annihilate all life that stands in their way. It is clear that humanity is not ready for this new type of world war.

US Comic Publishers

Dark Horse Comics

Adventures Into The Unknown Archives Hard Cover Volume 4
Archies Pal Jughead Archives Hard Cover Volume 1
Captain Midnight #21 Marked For Death Part 3
Conan Red Sonja #3
Conan The Avenger #12
Ei8ht #1 Second Printing
Elfquest Final Quest #8
Goon Once Upon A Hard Time #2
Grindhouse Drive In Bleed Out #3
Halo Escalation #16
Mister X Razed #2
Murder Book Trade Paperback
Pastaways #1
Reflections Trade Paperback
Tomb Raider #14

DC Comics

 

Adventures Of Superman Trade Paperback Volume 3

Adventures Of Superman Trade Paperback Volume 3
Writer: Jim Krueger & Various Artist: Neil Edwards & Various Cover Artist: Jon Bogdanove

This third volume of Adventures Of Superman continues to feature the best creators in comics and entertainment presenting their takes on the Man of Steel in stores from issues #11-17! Includes appearances by Toyman, Lobo, The Joker, Lex Luthor and more!


All Star Western Trade Paperback Volume 6 End Of The Trail (N52)
Aquaman #40
Arkham Manor #6
Batman 66 #21
Batman 66 Meets The Green Hornet Hard Cover
Batman And Robin #40
Batman Eternal #51
Catwoman #40
Deathstroke #6
Earth 2 Worlds End #25
Effigy #3 (Mature Readers)
Flash #40
Gotham Academy #6
Gotham By Midnight #5


 

 

He Man The Eternity War #4

 

He Man The Eternity War #4
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Pop Mhan Cover Artist: Stjepan Sejic

This is it: The battle you’ve been waiting for! She-Ra vs. Hordak! In order to retrieve the Eye of Chrono, She-Ra must defeat her adoptive father. Her only hope for success lies in the power of the Sword of Protection! And maybe a little luck!


Infinity Man And The Forever People #9
Justice League Dark #40


 

 

Multiversity Ultra Comics #1

 

Multiversity Ultra Comics #1
Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy Cover Artist: Doug Mahnke

The penultimate chapter of the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here!
The acclaimed FINAL CRISIS team of Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke reunite for a story so big it could only take place in the real world – that’s right, Earth-33 is back! With the Multiverse under attack, a team of scientists create one final savior to take on the otherworldly threat…and its name is Ultra Comics! Literally held in your hands, one being will attempt to halt the annihilation of creation – and you, the reader, will have a front-row seat as you become an integral part of the resistance!

It’s another exciting, experimental story told by two of today’s top creators! You won’t want to miss this exciting issue which acts as chapter eight of THE MULTIVERSITY storyline.


New 52 Futures End #47 (Weekly)
Red Lanterns #40


 

Secret Origins #10 Second Printing
Writer: Cameron Stewart & Various Artist: Stjepan Sejic, Irene Koh Cover Artist: Bryan Hitch

Get ready for The New 52 origins of Batgirl (written by Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher with art by Irene Koh), Firestorm (courtesy of writer Dan Jurgens) and Poison Ivy (coming your way from writer Caitlin Kittredge and artist Stjepan Sejic)!

 

Secret Origins #11

Secret Origins #11
Writer: Ray Fawkes & Various Artist: Richard Isanove & Various Cover Artist: Bryan Hitch

The secret history of The New 52 comes to a close with a bang! Don’t miss the origins of Black Canary, by Christy Marx and Dave Bullock; Red Lantern Guy Gardner, by Landry Q. Walker and Scott Hepburn; and John Constantine, by Ray Fawkes and Richard Isanove!


Sinestro #11
Star Spangled War Stories GI Zombie #8
Suiciders #2 (Mature Readers)
Superman Doomed Hard Cover (N52)

IDW Publishing

Angry Birds #9
Anti Hero Trade Paperback
Ben 10 Classics Trade Paperback Volume 4 Beauty And The Ben
Creeple Peeple #2
D4ve #2
Doberman Trade Paperback
Edward Scissorhands #5
Fcbd 2015 Tmnt Prelude To Vengeance
Fcbd 2015 Transformers Robots In Disguise #0
Gi Joe Snake Eyes Agent Of Cobra #3
Godzilla Rulers Of The Earth #22
Jem & The Holograms #1
Jem & The Holograms #1 Plugged In Ed
Joe Frankenstein #2


Judge Dredd Classics Dark Judges #3

Judge Dredd Classics Dark Judges #3
Writer: Alan Grant, John Wagner Artist: Brett Ewins Cover Artist: Darick Robertson

His name is Judge Death and in his eyes all life is crime! Together with his brothers Fear, Fire, and Mortis, the super-fiend from Deadworld is determined to end all life in Mega-City One once and for all! This compilation features classic Judge Death tales from the pages of 2000 AD.


Miami Vice Remix #1
My Little Pony Friends Forever #15
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #29
October Faction #5
Popeye Classics Ongoing #32
Samurai Jack #17
Skylanders #7 Return Of The Dragon King
Skylanders Champions Hard Cover
Tmnt Mutanimals #2
Tmnt New Animated Adventures #21
Transformers Windblade Combiner Wars #1
V-Wars #11
Weird Love You Know You Want It Hard Cover
Zombies Vs Robots #3

Image Comics

Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #5

 

Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #5 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Ben Dewey Cover Artist: Declan Shalvey

The conspirators make their move, but the Champion has a few surprises for them.


Big Hard Sex Criminals Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Chew #47 (Mature Readers)


Criminal Trade Paperback Volume 3 The Dead And The Dying

 

Criminal Trade Paperback Volume 3 The Dead And The Dying (Mature Readers)
Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist/Cover Artist: Sean Phillips

It’s the ultimate ’70s noir from the noir masters! A beautiful but damaged woman returns home with nothing but vengeance on her mind, and two best friends, one the son of the city’s crime kingpin, are caught in the crossfire. BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS get experimental, with three interlinking viewpoints that tell a tragic tale.


Dream Police #6 (Mature Readers)
Drifter #5 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Empty #2


Fuse #11

 

Fuse #11 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Antony Johnston Artist/Cover Artist: Justin Greenwood

“GRIDLOCK,” Part Five” And so another body drops. Was it the same killer? Oh, please. Don’t you know better by now? It’s time to figure out what the hell connects gridlocking, drugs, terrorism, and cellphones once and for all!

“Deserves to be on the Hugo ballot” – The Angriest


Goners #6
Intersect #5 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Invincible #118
Low Trade Paperback Volume 1 The Delirium Of Hope (Mature Readers)
Mice Templar V Nights End #1 (Variant Covers)
Morning Glories #44 (Mature Readers)
Morning Glories Trade Paperback Volume 8
Roche Limit Trade Paperback Volume 1
Rumble #3 Second Printing (Mature Readers)
Rumble #4 (Mature Readers)
Sex Trade Paperback Volume 3 Broken Toys (Mature Readers)
Skullkickers #31
They’re Not Like Us #4 (Mature Readers)


Thief Of Thieves #27

 

Thief Of Thieves #27 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Andy Diggle Artist/Cover Artist: Shawn Martinbrough

There’s a new thief of thieves running things… Have to say, this is my favourite cover this week, of the issues featuring the work of a British creator!


Walking Dead #139

 

Walking Dead #139 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard & Various Cover Artist: Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart

A new arc begins as our world gets even bigger.


Wayward #6 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Wayward Trade Paperback Volume 1 String Theory (Mature Readers)


Wicked & Divine #9

 

Wicked & Divine #9 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist/Cover Artist: Jamie McKelvie

It’s time for a private audience with Ananke, she who has protected and judged the Pantheon for thousands of years. Yes, it’s time for an interview… with an umpire. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Also: Baphomet being all goth and having a nice little mope.


Wytches #5

Wytches #5 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Scott Snyder Artist/Cover Artist: Jock

In the first half of the opening arc’s two-part finale, Charlie descends into the wytches’ burrow itself to save his daughter from an unspeakable death. But what horrors await him deep beneath the earth? And what secrets…?

Marvel Comics

All New Ghost Rider #12
All New X-Factor Trade Paperback Volume 3 Axis
Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Trade Paperback Round Robin
Amazing X-Men #18
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #1
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #1 Crosby Connecting A
Daredevil #14
Dark Tower Drawing Three House Cards #1 (Mature Readers)


 

Darth Vader #3

Darth Vader #3
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Larroca Cover Artist: Adi Granov

• When a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to?
• Meet Aphra-the galaxy’s foremost raider of lost weaponry!
• Plus: could these be the deadly droids she’s looking for?
Rated T


Deadpool #44


 

Deathlok #6

Deathlok #6
Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist/Cover Artist: Mike Perkins

HENRY HAYES FIGHTS FOR CONTROL!
• What could happen if there are no strings on DEATHLOK?
• Has CONTROL lost control?
• Where is S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Andrea Hope?
Rated T+


Edge Of Spider-Verse #2 5th Ptg Rodriguez Var
Elektra #11


Guardians 3000 #6

Guardians 3000 #6
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: TBD Cover Artist: Alex Ross

• The past isn’t what it used to be… as the Guardians are about to find out at great cost! Even with allies like Star-Lord and the last Nova at their side, can the Guardians meet their greatest challenge ever…. not just guarding the galaxy, but saving the Universe?
• Time-twisting cosmic action and mind-blowing SF adventure!
Rated T+


Guardians Of Galaxy #24 Schiti Second Printing
Guardians Of Galaxy #25 Bv
Hawkeye Trade Paperback Avenging Archer


Hulk Trade Paperback Volume 2 Omega Hulk Book 1

 

Hulk Trade Paperback Volume 2 Omega Hulk Book 1
Writer: Gerry Duggan, Monty Nero Artist: Mark Bagley, Luke Ross Cover Artist: Alex Ross

Writer Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL) kicks off a shocking new direction for the Hulk! Iron Man saved Bruce Banner’s life, but at a strange price. Who or what is Doc Green, aka the Omega Hulk? And why is he targeting – and “curing” – the Hulk’s Gamma-powered extended family? Rick Jones is the first to face the sinister Doc, but he might not survive his prescription! Next, Doc Green takes on Skaar – but when someone else intercedes in the battle, all hell breaks loose! And don’t think the Doc has forgotten about the Gamma Corps and Red She-Hulk! But when it comes time for Red Hulk to take his medicine, there’ll be mass smashing and widespread destruction! Guest-starring Kitty Pryde and Daredevil! And oh yeah -who shot Bruce Banner to begin with? Plus: Someone close to HULK dies! What impact will this have on one of the most dangerous super beings on the planet? Collecting HULK (2014) #5-10 and ANNUAL #1.


Inhuman #13
Inhuman Trade Paperback Volume 2 Axis
Iron Fist Trade Paperback Return Of K Un Lun
Legendary Star Lord #10 Bv
Legendary Star Lord #9 Medina Second Printing Var
Marvel Universe Ult Spider-Man Web Warriors #5
Mu Ult Spider-Man Web Warriors Digest Trade Paperback Volume 1
New Avengers #32 TRO


Nightcrawler #12

Nightcrawler #12
Writer: Chris Claremont Artist/Cover Artist: Todd Nauck

• Cast out of Heaven, Nightcrawler believed that he was sent back to Earth because his work just wasn’t yet finished.
• In this issue-the finale of Chris Claremont and Todd Nauck’s uninterrupted NIGHTCRAWLER saga-he may just finish it.
Rated T+


Nova #28 BV
Powers #2 (Mature Readers)
Runaways Complete Collection Trade Paperback Volume 3
Secret Avengers #14
Secret Avengers Trade Paperback Volume 2 Labyrinth
She-Hulk Trade Paperback Volume 2 Disorderly Conduct
Shield #2 Tedesco Second Printing Var
Silk #1 Johnson Second Printing Var
Spider-Woman #2 Land Third Printing Ptg Var Sv
Spider-Woman #3 Land Second Printing Var Sv
Thanos Vs Hulk #4
Uncanny X-Men #32
Uncanny X-Men Prem Hard Cover Volume 5 Omega Mutant


 

Wolverine Origin II: Trade Paperback

 

Wolverine Origin II: Trade Paperback
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist/Cover Artist: Adam Kubert

The next chapter in the story of the man who will become Wolverine! In his short life, Logan has seen such suffering. Little wonder he sought sanctuary in the wilderness, far from humanity. Just him and the wolves, hunting, surviving. But when tragedy strikes his adopted home, Logan is forced back into the world. And he’s about to discover how truly cruel it can be. For civilization masks monsters: men like Hugo Haversham, who would exploit Logan as a circus freak. Fiends like the sinister Dr. Essex, prepared to inflict torture in the name of science. And worst of all, another mutant very much like Logan, also torn between man and animal. One who could be his greatest ally – or his fiercest foe. When Logan meets Victor Creed, a rivalry for the ages is born. Collecting ORIGIN II #1-5.
Parental Advisory


Wolverines #12

Other US Publishers

Abigail And The Snowman #4

Abigail And The Snowman #4
Writer, Artist and Cover Artist: Roger Landridge
(Yes, we know Roger’s not Brotish – but he lives here and that’s good enough for us)

Abigail and Claude’s adventure comes to an end in this oversized finale! The world’s most lovable Yeti is one boat ride away from making it back home to the Himalayas, but before they can say their goodbyes, Abigail and Claude will have to find a way to outsmart everything the Shadow Men throw their way.

Accel World Graphic Novel Volume 3
Adventure Time #38
Air Gear Graphic Novel Volume 33
Alice I/T Country Of Joker Graphic Novel Volume 3 Nightmare Trilogy (Mature Readers)
Altered States Red Sonja Rare Tan Virgin Edition
Altered States The Shadow One Shot
Amazing World Gumball Tasks Mini Comic Sdcc Exc
Angel Of Elhamburg Graphic Novel Volume 1
Archie Funhouse Comics Double Digest #13
Are You Alice Graphic Novel Volume 8
Bart Simpson Comics #95
Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #232
Big Hero 6 Manga Graphic Novel Volume 1
Black Hood #2 Reg Francavilla Cvr (Mature Readers)
Bloody Cross Graphic Novel Volume 6 (Mature Readers)
Bouncer Black Hearts Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Bunker #10 (Mature Readers)


Caliban #1 Platinum CGC Numbered Ed (Mature Readers) – Avatar Press
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist/Cover Artist: Facundo Percio

This Platinum Foil edition of Caliban #1 Dark Matter is the ultimate collectible! CGC Numbered Editions are the most exclusive editions ever. Created for Avatar, these feature the highest quality in transparent verification as the entire print run of these editions is sent to CGC. There are no raw copies. Every copy is also assigned a unique number, 1 to 150, and you will be able to see a special census accounting for all copies and their grades on www.AvatarPress.com. All copies filling these orders will be graded 9.8 or better. Limited to 150 copies.


Captain Victory & Galactic Rangers #6
Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #11 (Mature Readers)


 

Crossed Badlands #74

Crossed Badlands #74 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers) – Avatar Press
Writer: David Hine Artist: Nahuel Lopez Cover Artist: Fernando Heinz

In the fatal conclusion to the arc, costumes and disembowelment are the order of the day as David Hine takes readers to a Japanese cosplay convention during the C-Day outbreak. A mob family tries to rescue their daughter before she can be turned by the grinning maniacs loose in the street. But in a Crossed world it doesn’t matter who you were before the outbreak, misery will find you. Available with Regular, Wraparound and Red Crossed Incentive covers by Fernando Heinz, a Fatal Fantasy cover by Michael DiPascale, and a Torture cover by Christian Zanier.


Curb Stomp #2


 

Dawn Of Planet Of Apes #5

 

Dawn Of Planet Of Apes #5 – Boom! Studios
Writer: Michael Moreci Artist: Dan McDaid Cover Artist: Christopher Mitten

As Caesar learns the value of sacrificing a few for the many, Koba will be forced to confront Pope and his militia of apes. On the other side of the world, with his son kidnapped and wife fading with every hour, Malcolm has one chance to make things right before it all comes crashing down around him.


Dawn Of Planet Of Apes Contagion One Shot SDCC Exclusive
Demon From Afar Graphic Novel Volume 2
Devil Is Part Timer Graphic Novel Volume 1
Disappearance Of Nagato Yuki Chan Graphic Novel Volume 7


Divinity #1 Second Printing – Valiant
Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Trevor Hairsine Cover Artist: Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

From Valiant Entertainment. From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (The Valiant, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes a shocking new vision of 21st century science fiction in an all-new prestige format limited series. At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him. Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity – one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist. How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and Divinity begins? Scheduled to ship 03/18/15. (7644)


Django Zorro #5 Cvr A Lee Main
Evil Ernie #5 Cvr A Seeley Main
Fracture Trade Paperback Volume 1 Altered Egos
Future Proof #4
Genshiken Second Season Graphic Novel Volume 6
Grimms Fairy Tales Little Mermaid #2 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Gft Realm War #8 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
God Is Dead #31 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Golden Age Greats Spotlight Vol 16
He’s My Only Vampire Graphic Novel Volume 2
Hit 1957 #1
Ice Critical Mass #4
Just So Happens Graphic Novel
Just So Happens Hard Cover Graphic Novel
Karneval Graphic Novel Volume 1
King Jungle Jim #2
Knights Of The Dinner Table #218
Lady Mechanika #5 (Mature Readers)
Legenderry Vampirella #2 Davila Virgin
Letter 44 Trade Paperback Volume 2
Life After #8 (Mature Readers)
Love At Fourteen Graphic Novel Volume 2
March Of The Crabs Hard Cover Volume 1
Masked Graphic Novel Volume 1 Anomalies (Mature Readers)
Mega Man #47
Munchkin #3
Part Time Princesses Graphic Novel
Peter Cannon Thunderbolt Omnibus Trade Paperback
Puella Magi Oriko Magica Extra Story Graphic Novel
Quantum & Woody Must Die #3
Red Sonja #15 (Variant Covers)
Regular Show March Madness Special One Shot
Regular Show Trade Paperback Volume 3
Rise #1 Comics Against Bullying
Roy Thomas Presents Briefer Frankenstein Hard Cover 1952-53
Roy Thomas Presents Planet Comics Hard Cover Volume 7 July 43 – Mar 44
Sankarea Graphic Novel Vol 11
Separators #4
Sixth Gun #47
Solitary #2 (Mature Readers)
Sonic Universe #74
Soul Eater Trade Paperback Volume 25 (Mature Readers)
Soulfire Sourcebook #1


 

Suicide Risk #23

Suicide Risk #23
Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Elena Casagrande Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans

With two Earths pitted in direct conflict, Requiem and his daughter Terza must find a way to bury their bloodlust long enough to save the people they’ve come to care for the most: their family.


Sword Art Online Fairy Dance Graphic Novel Volume 3
Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #91 (Mature Readers)
The Valiant #4 Cvr A Rivera (Next)


Tower Chronicles Dreadstalker #8

Tower Chronicles Dreadstalker #8 – Legendary Comics
Writer: Matt Wagner Artist/Cover Artist: Simon Bisley

With Tower and Alicia cornered by the Brotherhood of the Rose, they must plot their harrowing escape. Facing imminent peril, Tower reveals his connection to the Brotherhood and the quest that drives him to the darkest places on earth, as his violent past comes back to haunt him. Witness Tower’s first battle with a supernatural creature and discover the twisted events that transformed him from a mere mortal into the undying warrior he has become!


Tragedy Series Trade Paperback Secret Lobster Claws Other Misfortunes
Triage X Graphic Novel Volume 9 (Mature Readers)
Twilight Zone S&S #1 Rare Vilanova Virgin Art
Twilight Zone S&S #3 Cvr A Vilanova Main
Twilight Zone Trade Paperback Volume 3 The Way Back
UQ Holder Graphic Novel Volume 4
Vampire Cheerleaders In Space & Time Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
Vampirella Archives Hard Cover Volume 11
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris Trade Paperback Volume 7 (Mature Readers)
We Can Never Go Home #1 (Mature Readers)
World Of Archie Comics Double Digest #48

Magazines

Cinefex #141
Comic Shop News #1449
Horrorhound #52
Marvel Fact Files Special #5 Deadpool
Non Sport Update Vol 26 #2
Sci Fi & Fantasy Modeller Vol 36
Star Trek Starships Figure Magazine #37 Andorian Cruiser
Star Trek Starships Figure Magazine #38 Delta Flyer
Star Trek Starships Figure Magazine #39 Romulan Drone

Books

Accel World Novel Volume 3 Twilight Marauder
Fever Pitch Soft Cover Volume 1: Hot Girls Of Elias Chatzoudis (Mature Readers)
Fever Pitch Soft Cover Volume 2: More Hot Girls From Elias Chatzoudis (Mature Readers)
Kingdom Hearts The Novel Soft Cover
Marvel Age Of Avengers Stretchbook Hard Cover
Sketchbook Amoretti (Mature Readers)
Sketchbook Mig (Mature Readers)
Sword Art Online Novel Progressive Vol 01
Warhammer 40k Nightbringer Soft Cover
Whisperer Double Novel Volume 7 Murder Brotherhood & Afraid To
WWE Ultimate Superstar Guide Hard Cover


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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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