Death Sentence London #1 - Cover A

British Comic Shop Releases (8th June 2015) – 2000AD, Tank Girl and a Death Sentence that’s a must!

2000AD Prog 1934

Here’s our guide to new comics and graphic on sale in British comic shops today (Wednesday 8th June 2015), complementing our monthly list of new British graphic novels and comic collections (June 2015 list here).

New Readers: Jump-on 2000AD this week! Three new stories start in Prog 1934 – an all-new Judge Dredd thriller, “Blood Diamonds” by Michael Carroll and Colin MacNeil, Absalom makes a welcome return in “Under A False Flag” by Gordon Rennie and Tiernen Trevallion; and Ian Edginton and D’Israeli, the creative team behind Stickleback, Scarlet Traces and Leviathan are back with a brand new, double-length Thrill: “Helium”.

Also, new(-ish!) Sláine art droid, Simon Davis really gets to strut his stuff on current series, “Primordial” – written by Pat Mills, of course – as we see his version of the Celtic warrior’s warp spasm, as shown on this week’s mind-blowing cover. Zarjaz!

Also out today: after a break of 20 years, artist extraordinaire Jamie Hewlett (GORILLAZ) is leaping back on the​ ​Tank Girl wagon, re-teaming with series co-creator Alan Martin to bring you a whole new take on the foul-mouthed, gun toting, swill-swigging hellion.

 

Death Sentence London #1 - Cover AAnd that’s not all Titan Comics has to offer – because today also sees the launch of Death Sentence: London, the eagerly-anticipated sequel to the deservedly-acclaimed Death Sentence, this new series the work of Montynero and Martin Simmonds. The first issue picks up right where the first series ended and is an action-packed page turner from start to finish – Simmonds is the perfect choice on art, delivering some truly stunning scenes as the terrors unleashed by the G-Plus just get even weirder! Cracking stuff.

The Death Sentence team are on tour from today to promote the book, as follows:

Newcastle – Forbidden Planet  – 10th June 2015 – Noon – Montynero
Aberdeen – Asylum Books & Comics – 13th June 2015 10-30am – 5.00pm Montynero
London – Orbital Comics – 17th June 2015 6.30pm – Martin Simmonds
Melbourne – Ozcon MCEC – 27th – 28th June 2015 All day – Montynero
Glasgow – Glasgow Comic Con at CCA Glasgow – 4th July 2015 All day – Montynero

Oh – and if you missed them first time around, look out for the Iron Man Trade Paperback Volume 5 Rings of Mandarin, which collects the issues featuring a certain re-invented Marvel UK character…

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 Publishers

2000AD

2000AD Prog 1934
Don’t say the Mighty Tharg doesn’t spoil you, you lucky Earthlets!

JUDGE DREDD: BLOOD OF EMERALDS by Michael Carroll (Writer) and Colin MacNeil (Art)

Mega-City One, 2137 AD. Home to 50 million citizens, and still recovering from the decimation of the Chaos Bug, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post- apocalyptic North America, where crime is rampant, poverty is rife, and unemployment near universal. Tensions run a constant knife-edge and only the zero-tolerance Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! In the wake of Chaos, Judges from other Justice Departments have bolstered the ranks, including Fintan Joyce from Emerald Isle…

ABSALOM: UNDER A FALSE FLAG By Gordon Rennie (Writer) and Tiernen Trevallion (Art).

UK, 2015. Inspector Harry ABSALOM is an old-school copper — curmudgeonly anti- authoritarian, he’s been with the force for over forty years. Suffering from an inoperable cancer, he’s also the head of a special squad that enforces The Accord, a diplomatic treaty made in the sixteenth century between the throne of England and the powers of Hell, which means his team are responsible for tracking down and taking to task those demonic entities that break that agreement. But his superiors have a hold over Absalom to keep him in line, hiding his grandchildren in a notorious place known as The Mills…

SLÁINE: PRIMORDIAL By Pat Mills (Script) and Simon Davis (Art)
Albion, in a time of legend. Celtic warrior SLÁINE united the tribes of the Earth Goddess Danu and became the first High King of Ireland. After ruling for seven years, he travelled through time to fight for the Goddess in other eras before returning to save his people from the Fomorian sea devils. Now, having journeyed to the Isle of Monadh to rescue Sinead from the Drune Lords, he’s being hunted by Trojan soldiers, who are led by his old friend Gort. The Drunes are experimenting on producing a highly powerful warrior of their own, called the Primordial, that will bring order to Albion…

HELIUM: PART ONE by Ian Edginton & D’Israeli

NEW THRILL! The far future. It has been over three hundred years since the Great War ended, but there were no victors. Eighty-five per cent of the Earth’s surface now lies beneath a vast gaseous ocean known as the Poison Belt — a toxic, mutated cocktail of biological and chemical weapons designed by both sides to win the war. Instead, it almost spelt extinction for the human race. Those that survived cling to the High Lands — alpine valleys and mountaintop islands, safe from the noxious fog, and ply the clean air in ships of all description. Meanwhile, beneath the Belt, rumours of life abound…

Grievous Journey Of Ichabod Azrael #4Grievous Journey Of Ichabod Azrael #4
Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Dom Reardon, Antonio Fuso Cover Artist: Dom Reardon

With reality fraying at the seams, Ichabod Azrael and his companions, aloft in a B-52, are chased by The Hunter out of the Second World War and into a battle with terrifying creatures of the deep. The victor holds not just their lives, but the future of existence itself in the balance.

US Judge Dredd Complete Case Files Trade Paperback Volume 10US Judge Dredd Complete Case Files Trade Paperback Volume 10
Writer: John Wagner, Alan Grant Artist: Steve Dillon & Various

Perps beware, as Dredd takes to the mean streets of the Big Meg once more to tackle the city’s most dangerous offenders. The tenth book in this bestselling series brings together some of the very best in Thrill-power, including such stories as “The Art of Kenny Who?” “The Fists of Stan Lee,” and “The Taxidermist.” Featuring the writing of Alan Grant and John Wagner and the work of such classic artists as Steve Dillon, Cam Kennedy, and Ian Gibson, this is the perfect collection for all discerning comic fans.

Titan Comics

21st Century Tank Girl - Cover A21st Century Tank Girl
Writer: Alan Martin Artist: Jamie Hewlett & Various Cover Artist: Jamie Hewlett

After a break of 20 years, artist extraordinaire Jamie Hewlett (GORILLAZ) is leaping back on the​ ​Tank Girl wagon, re-teaming with series co-creator Alan Martin to bring you a whole new take on the foul-mouthed, gun toting, swill-swigging hellion!

Featuring riotous 100% original content from Hewlett & Martin along with contributions from a host of series stalwarts and newcomers, get your head down, put your hands over your private parts, and prepare for a chaotic collection of strips, pin-ups, and random carnage!

21st Century Tank Girl #1 comes with two covers to collect​!

More info: http://titan-comics.com/c/260-21st-century-tank-girl/​

Death Sentence London Cover BDeath Sentence London #1 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Montynero Artist: Martin Simmonds Cover Artist: Montynero

• Death Sentence: London continues the phenomenal critical and sales hit rampant with sex, drugs and superpowers!
• Making this perfect jumping-on point, awesome all-new rising star artist Martin Simmonds joins co-creator Montynero (X-Men Annual, Verigo CMYK) for a wild ride!
• Picks up right where the bestselling graphic novel left off – with London in ruins, psychic manipulator Monty ripped in half by failed musician Weasel – and rabbit-hatted invisible artist Verity missing, presumed dead!
• As England pulls itself back from the brink, new G-positive powers are popping up all over!
• As martial law and forced abstinence prey on the mind of the London Mayor, the American alphabet agencies are watching the London warzone with interest – and special agent Jeb Mulgrew might be next to be thrown into the fire!
• Gorgeously grimy fully-painted art by hand-picked creator Martin Simmonds!
• As timely and resonant as ever, and packed with all the creative swearing, outrageous use of powers and satirical social commentary you’ve come to love – Death Sentence is back to lay claim to your hindbrain and devastate your pull list!

Death Sentence: London #1 comes with four covers to collect​!​

More info: http://titan-comics.com/c/130-death-sentence-2/

Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor #11Doctor Who 10th #11 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Nick Abadzis Artist: Elena Casagrande Cover Artist: AJ

The Fountains of Forever! Cindy and Gabby have a falling out after Gabby’s homecoming, as an ancient artifact from the center of the universe, a rogue Black Ops organization, and a secret auction conspire to cause galaxy-shattering chaos!

Read our review of Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor #11

• More info: http://titan-comics.com/c/238-doctor-who-the-tenth-doctor

Doctor Who 12th Hard Cover Volume 1: TerrorformerDoctor Who 12th Hard Cover Volume 1: Terrorformer
Writer: Robbie Morrison Artist: Dave Taylor Cover Artist: Alice X Zhang

The first hardcover collection of the twelfth Doctor series! On the terraformed ice planet of Isen IV, the Doctor and Clara discover a monstrous Hyperion has been awakened at the planet’s core. Can they halt the rampage of a living star, in the middle of the celebrity wedding of the century, before it escapes to conquer the galaxy? And when Clara and the Doctor land in India, a conspiracy hundreds of years in the making comes to light! The Thuggee cult of Kali is trying to resurrect one of the most deadly aliens yet known. Split across two time zones, our heroes must stop Kali’s return at all costs!

Penguins Of Madagascar Trade Paperback Volume 2Penguins Of Madagascar Trade Paperback Volume 2
Writer: Jim Alexander, Cavan Scott Artist: Lucas Ferreyra, Egle Bartolini

Join Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private on their adventures in this second DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar collection. Feathers are set to fly! Collects Penguins of Madagascar #3-4.

US Publishers

Dark Horse Comics

Alien Vs Predator Fire & Stone Trade Paperback
BPRD 1946 – 1948 Hard Cover
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Hard Cover Volume 2
Criminal Macabre Omnibus Trade Paperback Volume 3
EC Archives Tales From The Crypt Hard Cover Volume 1
Ghost Fleet Trade Paperback Volume 1 Deadhead
Ghost Trade Paperback Volume 4 Death In The Family
Grip Strange World Of Men Hard Cover
Harrow County #2
Itty Bitty Comics Grimmiss Island #4
Itty Bitty Comics The Mask Trade Paperback
Midnight Society The Black Lake #1
Realms Hard Cover Rpg Art Of Tony Diterlizzi
Rebels #3

DC Comics

Absolute Transmetropolitan Hard Cover Volume 1Absolute Transmetropolitan Hard Cover Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Darick Robertson, Rodney Ramos Cover Artist: Geof Darrow

Collecting the first 21 issues of Warren Ellis’s dystopian masterpiece! After years of self-imposed exile, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job that he hates and a city that he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 21st century surroundings.

Arrow Season 2.5 #9
Batgirl Hard Cover Volume 1 The Batgirl Of Burnside (N52)
Batgirl Trade Paperback Volume 1 The Batgirl Of Burnside (N52)
Batman #41
Batman Cataclysm Trade Paperback New Edition
Batman Superman #21

Bodies Trade PaperbackBodies Trade Paperback (Mature Readers)
Writer: Si Spencer Artist: Dean Ormston & Various Cover Artist: Fiona Stephenson

The eight-issue miniseries is collected in one volume! Vertigo brings you a mystery with four detectives, four time periods, and four dead bodies – all set in London. Edmond Hillinghead is an 1890s overachiever who’s trying to solve a murder no one cares about while hiding his own secret. Karl Whiteman is our dashing 1940s adventurer with a shocking past. Shahara Hasan is 2014’s kickass female Detective Sergeant, who walks the line between religion and power. And Maplewood, an amnesiac from post-apocalyptic 2050, brings a haunting perspective to it all.

Catwoman #41
Coffin Hill #19 (Mature Readers)
Constantine The Hellblazer #1
Detective Comics #41
Earth 2 Society #1

Fables: The Wolf Among Us #6Fables: The Wolf Among Us #6 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Matthew Sturges, Dave Justus Artist: Shawn McManus & Various Cover Artist: Chrissie Zullo
No matter where Bigby goes – from the forests outside 17th-century Salem to the seedy clubs on the Crooked Mile – he’s surrounded by topless dancing women. It sounds like a fun job, until you remember he’s also got a decapitated hooker on his hands. Blackmail, black magic, black market glamours, and a little black book all take their turn on the main stage in our sleaziest, uneasiest issue yet!

FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #21FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #21 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Simon Oliver Artist: Alberto Ponticelli Cover Artist: Nathan Fox
Everyone is scrambling in different directions to save the universe – which is really complicated when you add the fourth, fifth and sixth dimensions to the map!

Gotham Academy #7
Harley Quinn #17
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four #3
New Suicide Squad #9
Nightwing Trade Paperback Volume 2 Rough Justice
Red Hood Arsenal #1
Scooby Doo Where Are You #58

Section 8 #1Section 8 #1
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: John McCrea Cover Artist: Amanda Conner

The greatest super heroes of all time, unseen since the end of the hit series HITMAN, have returned for the greatest super hero story ever told!
Befuddled hero Sixpack returns to Gotham City, desperate to rebuild the all-star team known as Section Eight in the face of a deadly threat. He gathers old friends Bueno Excellente, Baytor and the seemingly reborn Dogwelder, along with some new faces – but he still needs that elusive eighth member. And that’s when the Dark Knight Detective gets an offer he can’t refuse in part one of this unforgettable six-issue miniseries.

Starfire #1
Strange Sports Stories #4 (Mature Readers)
Superman Action Comics Hard Cover Volume 6 Superdoom (N52)
Superman Action Comics Trade Paperback Volume 5 What Lies Beneath (N52)
Wake Trade Paperback (Mature Readers)

IDW Publishing

Angry Birds #12
Classic GI Joe Trade Paperback Volume 16
Dead Squad Trade Paperback Volume 1
Drones #3
GI Joe Americas Elite Disavowed Trade Paperback Volume 6
Insufferable #2
Jack Kirby Kamandi Artist Ed Hard Cover Volume 1
Long Distance #1
Miami Vice Remix #4
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #31
Popeye Classics Hard Cover Volume 6
Popeye Classics Ongoing #35
TMNT Color Classics Series 3 #6
Transformers Windblade Combiner Wars #3
Uncle Scrooge #3
Zombies Vs Robots #6

Image Comics

Birthright #8
Black Science #15 (Mature Readers)

Chrononauts #4Chrononauts #4 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Mark Millar Artist/Cover Artist: Sean Murphy

MINISERIES CONCLUSION! Captured by enemies and robbed of their ability to time travel, Danny and Quinn have created the biggest mess the space-time continuum has ever seen. Now, it’s up to them to defeat the bad guys, fix past wrongs, and escape the wrath of their bosses! The finale to this sci-fi buddy adventure features MORE breathtaking Sean Murphy art-with MORE soldiers, MORE dinosaurs, and a conclusion to leave you clamoring for a sequel!

Copperhead #8
Danger Club Trade Paperback Volume 2 Rebirth
Descender #4 (Mature Readers)
East Of West Trade Paperback Volume 4 Who Wants War

Injection #2Injection #2 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Warren Ellis Artist/Cover Artist: Declan Shalvey

INJECTION is the new ongoing series created by the acclaimed creative team of MOON KNIGHT.

In this issue: the five members of the Cross-Cultural Contamination Unit came from very different backgrounds. Simeon Winters, for instance, came from a department of the British Foreign Office. The one that kills foreign people. Also this issue: sandwiches.

Lil Depressed Boy Supposed To Be There Too #5
Mantle #2 (Mature Readers)

Nameless #4 Nameless #4 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Grant Morrison Artist/Cover Artist: Chris Burnham
The world descends into chaos and the astronauts stranded in the Tunnels of Xibalba must endure unspeakable tortures when their captors finally reveal themselves.

As all human hopes, fears, doubts, and dreams are subjected to the cruel and merciless scrutiny of an inhuman, sadistic intelligence, is reality collapsing? Or sanity?

ODYC Trade Paperback Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Roche Limit Clandestiny #2
Saga #29 (Mature Readers)
Savage Dragon #204
Savior #3
Starve #1 (Mature Readers)

Walking Dead #142 Walking Dead #142 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard & Various Cover Artist: Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart

A Gathering.

Marvel Comics

1602 Witch Hunter Angela #11602 Witch Hunter Angela #1 – Secret Wars Tie-in
Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Kieron Gillen Artist: Stephanie Hans, Marguerite Sauvage Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans

• In the altered realms of BATTLEWORLD, Angela and Sera are WITCH HUNTERS, the scourges of King James’ England, 1602.
• In a land beset by magic and monstrosity, they seek a new and seductive evil-not witchbreed, but deal-making FAUSTIANS, who bargain with ancient creatures for unnatural power!
• Moral ambiguity? Fancy allusions? Marguerite making the most of that English degree?
• tl;dr – try 1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #1!
Rated T+

Ant-Man Trade Paperback Scott Lang

Captain America And Mighty Avengers #9Captain America And Mighty Avengers #9 – Secret Wars Tie-in
Writer: Al Ewing Artist/Cover Artist: Luke Ross

• In Earth’s final hours, the Mighty Avengers come together one last time…
• …but in the face of the end of everything, what help can they give?
• Guest-starring the latest and perhaps the greatest Mighty Avenger – YOU!
Rated T+

Captain Marvel And Carol Corps #1 – Secret Wars Tie-in
Dark Tower Drawing Three House Cards #4 (Mature Readers)

Deadpool By Posehn And Duggan Hard Cover Volume 2Deadpool By Posehn And Duggan Hard Cover Volume 2
Writer: Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn Artist: Scott Koblish & Various Cover Artist: Declan Shalvey

Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn’s hilarious, nonstop reinvention of the Merc With a Mouth continues! First, it’s a lost adventure from the groovy seventies as Deadpool hits the streets with Power Man and Iron Fist! Then, when Deadpool’s Weapon X past returns to haunt him, he recruits fellow Weapon Plus “alumni” Wolverine and Captain America! The reluctant team learns that Deadpool’s past has been weaponized, but can they unite to take down this new threat? And when S.H.I.E.L.D. stiffs Deadpool on a bill, he declares a one-man war on the agency and faces down Agent Phil Coulson on the Helicarrier! Plus: Take another trip back to the past as the Deadpool wreaks havoc on a cosmic level! Collecting DEADPOOL (2012) #13-25.
Parental Advisory

Ghost Racers #1 – Secret Wars Tie-in
Howard The Duck #1 Quinones 3rd Printing Var
Howard The Duck #2 Quinones 2nd Printing Var
Inferno #2 – Secret Wars Tie-in
Inhumans Attilan Rising #2 – Secret Wars Tie-in

Iron Man Trade Paperback Volume 5 Rings Of MandarinIron Man Trade Paperback Volume 5 Rings Of Mandarin
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Luke Ross & Various Cover Artist: Mike Del Mundo

Malekith the Accursed, lord of the Dark Elves, has a problem with Iron Man. Then again, Malekith the Accursed has a problem with pretty much everyone on Earth. And when Malekith the Accursed strikes, blood will flow and darkness will fall – unless Iron Man can gain the upper hand! It’s cutting-edge mortal science vs. the most arcane Asgardian science imaginable – all in a bath of blood. Plus: Which classic Marvel UK character returns in a reinvented form after the events of Revolutionary War? And how do the Mandarin’s rings factor into this crisis? Iron Man vows to get to the bottom of things – assuming he lives! Collecting IRON MAN (2012) #23-28.

Kanan Last Padawan #3
Korvac Saga #1 By Schmidt Poster
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season Two #8

Marvel Zombies #1 (2015)Marvel Zombies #1 – Secret Wars Tie-in
Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist/Cover Artist: Kev Walker

• Elsa Bloodstone is stationed on the Shield, burdened with the Sisyphean task of keeping the zombie hordes from rampaging through Battleworld.
• In those moments where she’s not enrapt in the throes of battle, she meditates on her deceased father…how everything he taught her gave her the means to fight the zombies, but all the love he didn’t give her is what motivated the self-destructive actions that landed her on the Wall in the first place.
• But when she sees a human child caught in the middle of the zombieverse, she’ll muster every ounce of determination she has to throw herself into the zombie horde to rescue the girl.
• And once Elsa finds her, she’s going to have to fight her way back out…
Rated T+

Marvels Ant-Man Prelude Trade Paperback
Max Ride First Flight #3
Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man Trade Paperback Volume 2 Revelations
Mmw Fantastic Four Hard Cover Volume 17
Mrs Deadpool And Howling Commandos #1 – Secret Wars Tie-in
Ms Marvel Trade Paperback Volume 3 Crushed
Planet Hulk #1 By Del Mundo Poster
Princess Leia #3 Dodson 2nd Printing Variant
Secret Wars #1 By Ross Poster

Secret Wars 2099 #2 Secret Wars 2099 #2 – Secret Wars Tie-in
Writer: Peter David Artist: Will Sliney Cover Artist: Dave Rapoza

• Secret Wars continues as The Avengers of the Year 2099 come face to face with a tremendous beast who’s no stranger to the team!
• Who could it be? We’ll give you a hint – you won’t like him when he’s angry.
Rated T

Secret Wars Journal #2Secret Wars Journal #2 – Secret Wars Tie-in
Writer: Kevin Maurer, Simon Spurrier Artist: Cory Smith, Jonathan Marks Cover Artist: Sanford Greene

• It’s Kraven’s Last Hunt in KILLVILLE…and Detectives Misty Knight and Paladin are the hunted!
• Lord Sinister’s secret weapon is his top shelf chef, MATT MURDOCK! But what happens when Sinister comes between Murdock and his love, rare food scout COLLEKTRA?
• The BEST SECRET WARS ANTHOLOGY continues! YOU HEARD US, SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD!
Rated T+

Silk #5
Silver Surfer #12
Silver Surfer Trade Paperback Volume 2 Worlds Apart
Spider-Gwen #5
Spider-Verse #2 – Secret Wars Tie-in
Ultimate End #2 – Secret Wars Tie-in
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 Henderson 3rd Printing Variant
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2 Henderson 3rd Printing Variant
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3 Henderson 2nd Printing Variant
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4 Henderson 2nd Printing Variant
Weirdworld #1 – Secret Wars Tie-in

Other Publishers

Adventure Time Flip Side Trade Paperback Volume 1
Adventure Time Marceline Gone Adrift #6
Adventure Time Marceline Gone Adrift #6 Subscription Garland
Adventures Of Aero Girl #2 Main Cvr
Adventures Of Tad Martin #Sick Sick Six
Afterlife With Archie #8 2nd Printing Francavilla Cvr
Agency #2
Anne Bonnie #4
Arata The Legend Graphic Novel Volume 22

Arcadia #1 (2nd Printing)Arcadia #1 (2nd Printing)
Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist/Cover Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
From BOOM! Studios.

What’s to Love: Our long tradition of breaking new talent — like Rafael Albuquerque (The Savage Brothers, American Vampire), Emma Rios (Hexed, Pretty Deadly), and Declan Shalvey (28 Days Later, Moon Knight) — continues with the debut of Alex Paknadel and Eric Scott Pfeiffer, two new creators whose extensive world-building in the sci-fi thriller Arcadia evokes comparisons to epics like Game of Thrones, The Matrix and Astro City.

What It Is: When 99% of humankind is wiped out by a pandemic, four billion people are “saved” by being digitized at the brink of death and uploaded into Arcadia, a utopian simulation in the cloud. But when Arcadia begins to rapidly deplete the energy resources upon which the handful of survivors in the real world (aka “The Meat”) depends, how long will The Meat be able — and willing — to help? Featuring the first of five connecting covers by Matt Taylor.

Archie Giant Comics Collection Trade Paperback
Banzai Girl Hard Cover Volume 1 By Dreams Betrayed
Banzai Girl Trade Paperback Volume 1 By Dreams Betrayed
Bill & Ted Most Triumphant Return #4
Blubber #1
Buck Rogers In 25th Century Sundays Hard Cover Volume 3 1937 – 1940
Caterer One Shot (Mature Readers)
Charmed Season 10 #9 (Mature Readers)
Clarence #1

Crossed Plus 100 #5Crossed Plus 100 #5 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Alan Moore  Artist/Cover Artist: Gabriel Andrade

Future Taylor discovers the shocking truth about the Crossed infection and their evolution. The impossible has occurred and the future holds an ominous and seemingly unstoppable horror from taking root. Alan Moore, the man who revolutionized the comics medium, returns to monthly comics and puts his unique stamp upon the Crossed universe, as he and artist Gabriel Andrade paint a vivid picture of the future 100 years after the outbreak! This multi-layered story delivers a new brand of horror to Crossed fans at the hands of the scribe that redefined the comics medium. All the covers for the series have been planned out by Alan Moore, with the images enriching and expanding on the series. Clues and glimpses of what came before, and what might be, are found throughout the variant covers. Available with Regular, American History X Wraparound, Crossed Culture, Future Tense, as well as Retailer Incentive covers of Red Crossed and Design Sketch. Also, the New World Order Wraparound (Bagged for your safety). Due to all these special protective measures this edition is strictly limited to initial orders. Don’t miss out on the ultra-rare CGC Numbered Edition as well!

Dead Drop #1 2nd Printing
Deadman Wonderland Graphic Novel Volume 9 (Mature Readers)
Death Sentence London #1 Reg Montynero (Mature Readers)
Disciples #1 (Mature Readers)
Emma Manga Classics Graphic Novel
Exposure Hard Cover Volume 2 Blind Faith
Exposure Trade Paperback Volume 2 Blind Faith
Forager Graphic Novel
Four Points #3 (Variant Covers)
Fox (Dark Circle) #3
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Jungle Book Trade Paperback Volume 3 Fall Of The Wild
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Ongoing #11 (Variant Covers)
Gold Digger #222
Harvester #5
Hero Cats #6
Hit 1957 #3
Island Of Memory Graphic Novel Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
It Will All Hurt #1 (Mature Readers)
Jughead & Archie Comics Double Digest #13
Lady Death Apocalypse #5 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Lady Rawhide Lady Zorro #3
Lantern City #2
Legenderry Vampirella #5
Looking For Group #3 Cvr A Silvani Main
Magi Graphic Novel Volume 12
Mangaman Graphic Novel
Metallic Silence #1 (Mature Readers)
Metallic Silence #2 (Mature Readers)
Mikes Place True Story Love Blues Terror In Tel Aviv Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
Mouse Guard Legends Of Guard Volume 3 #4
New Zodiax #3
Nutmeg Trade Paperback Volume 1
Outside Circle Graphic Novel
Palmiotti Brady Big Con Job #4
Pussycats #2 (Mature Readers)
Rachel Rising #34
Rai Trade Paperback Volume 2 Battle For New Japan
Reanimator #3
Regular Show #24
Robocop 2014 #12 (Mature Readers)
Rod Espinosas Steampunk Snow Queen #2
Roy Thomas Presents Briefer Frankenstein Slipcase 1954
Say I Love You Graphic Novel Volume 8
Secret Voice #2 (Mature Readers)
Seraph Of End Vampire Reign Graphic Novel Volume 5
Sixth Gun Days Of The Dead Trade Paperback
Skystorm Origins #2
Sonic Super Digest #12
Sonic The Hedgehog #273 Reg Cvr
Spongebob Comics #45
Stray Who Killed The Doberman Trade Paperback
Super Billy Goats Gruff Graphic Novel
Swords Of Sorrow Vampirella Jennifer Blood #2
Terry & Pirates George Wunder Years Hard Cover Volume 2 1948-1949
Titan #1 (Mature Readers)
Towerkind Graphic Novel

Uber Trade Paperback Volume 4 Uber Trade Paperback Volume 4 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Daniel Gete & Various Cover Artist: Canaan White

With the realization that the Nazis have pulled far ahead of the Allies in development Ubers, hope starts to fade and some greater gambles are taken in hopes of turning the tide. Desperation is the currency of the hour with no end in sight to the horrors of enhanced human warfare. Kieron Gillen, Daniel Gete, and Caanan White spin a new chapter of fear and genocide in the pages of the most devastating war coming being published. And the origin and first missions of Sieglinde and the German Battleships are declassified and illustrated by Gabriel Andrade! The German war machine has been developing the most powerful weapons ever fashioned. Their Battleship class Ubers are like living atom bombs annihilating every obstacle in their paths. But they were once humans, and it takes more than power to make a monster, so what could have forged such cold, murderous beasts? The past is revealed as we see the genesis of the German Battleships in this groundbreaking alternate history war story! This volume collects issues #18 – 22 of the ongoing Über comic book series and the Uber 2014 Special.

Unity #19 (Variant Covers)
We Can Never Go Home #3 (Mature Readers)
X-O Manowar 25th Ann Special #1 Cvr A Nord (One Shot)

Magazines

Bleeding Cool Magazine #17 (Mature Readers)
Comic Shop News #1460
Little Shoppe Of Horrors #34
Megami Mar 2015
Newtype Mar 2015
Rue Morgue Magazine #156
Rue Morgue Special Weird Stats & Morbid Facts #4
Ultimate Spider-Man Magazine #4

Books

Avenger Double Novel Volume 6 New Printing
Big Bad World Concept Art For Video Games Beginners
Doc Savage Classic Superpack #1
Doc Savage Double Novel Volume 81 Tunnel Terror
Mike Deodato Jr Sketchbook Sc
My Little Pony Castles Of Equestria Pop Up Book Hard Cover
Naked Fashion Girls Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Pinocchio Disney Epic Hard Cover
Shadow Double Novel Volume 96 Death About Town & North Woods My
Tattoo Super Models Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
World Of Reading Ant-Man This Is Ant-Man Sc (Note Price)

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List compiled via Diamond Previews, publishers and with the help of First Age Comics, 3 Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QD. Open: Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm, Saturday 10.00am – 5.30pm. Find them on Facebook

• First Age Comics also has a shop site on e-Bay: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/First-Age

• The downthetubes map of British Comic Shops

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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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