The cold, calculating machine-brain of Challengers, Dal's professional demeanor hides a heart that runs almost entirely on comics and graphic novels. In the trenches of comics retail for almost as long as Patrick, Dal's ready to debate the merits of today's most acclaimed creators and point out the hidden gems of the past. He also occasionally smiles. I saw it once. I think.
HOME SICK PILOTS is finally out! You’re gonna love it! Come to think about it, you’re gonna love pretty much EVERY new comic and graphic novel this week!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- HOME SICK PILOTS #1 In the summer of 1994, a haunted house walks across California. Inside is Ami, lead singer of a high school punk band-who's been missing for weeks. How did she get there, and what do these ghosts want? Expect three-chord songs and big bloody action that's Power Rangers meets The Shining (yes, really). SWORD #1 Krakoa has relaunched the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate - a fully independent organization dealing with all things extra-terrestrial on behalf of all of Earth. Al Ewing and Valerio Schitti bring us the tale of Mutantkind looking to do for the galaxy what Krakoa did for the planet. BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1 Everything you love about the Caped Crusader, except the color! Featuring art by Tradd Moore (and others)! HEROES AT HOME #1 Being stuck inside isn't easy for anyone, even super heroes! See how your favorite Marvel characters have coped being cooped up with HEROES AT HOME! See how Spider-Man, Hulk, Captain Marvel, Wolverine, Black Panther and Captain America do in Quarantine! COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF ANIMATION #1 From Aardman to Zoetrope, Disney to Miyasaki, Hanna-Barbera to Pixar, and everything in between! The perfect companion piece to Comic Book History of Comics, the Comic Book History of Animation focuses on the filmmakers and beloved characters of the past century and a half, and is essential for fans of the medium and 'toon newbies alike. BYTE SIZED #1 When two young siblings excitedly unwrap their final Christmas presents, they discover toy robots unlike anything they have ever seen. And with good reason. What the kids and their parents don't know is that their quaint suburban home just became the beachhead for these self-aware 'bots that have begun to explore the outside world. And when one of the 'bots breaks bad, it's going to take a Christmas miracle to stop him. DARK MULTIVERSE FLASHPOINT In a world where the Flashpoint reality was never undone, where Thomas Wayne still haunts Gotham City as the Batman, and the Amazonian and Atlantean armies still prepare for war, will the Reverse-Flash embrace this darker, deadlier world and finally eclipse Barry Allen’s legacy? DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL LAST STORIES OF DC UNIVERSE The last battle against the Batman Who Laughs is at hand…the final fight for everything in the universe. And while the night is usually darkest just before the dawn, what would be the last thing you’d do if you weren’t sure the dawn would ever arrive? Join our heroes in their waning hours through what could be their final moments. DC VERY MERRY MULTIVERSE Joy to all 52 worlds—it’s time to celebrate the holiday season across the DC Multiverse with ten stories that will light your yule log and spike your eggnog. SUPERMAN ENDLESS WINTER #1 Endless Winter chapter three! Superman finds himself at the center of an epic battle as the Frost King’s hordes of ice monsters come to life. Is this frozen onslaught too much for the Man of Steel, or can he stop it before it rampages across the chilling wasteland the world is becoming and reaches civilization? VAMPIRELLA DARK POWERS #1 Welcome to THE PROJECT, an interdimensional collective of superheroes, tasked with recruiting members from across infinite worlds. And their newest recruit is...VAMPIRELLA!? KING IN BLACK NAMOR #1 Formerly an EMPYRE tie-in, now, somehow a KING IN BLACK tie-in? It begins with alliances and possibility, as Attuma's people may join the Empire...but what lies ahead is tragedy, betrayal, and the unleashing of dangerous, deadly magics. A deep dive into Marvel history...and the birth of a threat that will only grow in menace across time.
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- GIGA #2, CROSSOVER #2, ORIGINS #2, TMNT LAST RONIN #1 (2ND PRINT), AVENGERS #39 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #54!
Don’t let Holiday preparation overwhelm you! Read a comic every day to keep a sense of normalcy and have that important you-time! ---------- GRAPHIC NOVELS ---------- ADVENTUREMAN HC VOL 01 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY SPENCER VOL 10 ARKHAMMANIACS BOOK TOUR HEY AMATEUR HORIZON ZERO DAWN VOL 01 JUDGE DREDD CONTROL KING OF NOWHERE KOMI CAN’T COMMUNICATE VOL 10 LORDS OF MISERY MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM MOONSTRUCK VOL 03 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES MULTIBALLISTIC HC POKEMON ADV COLL ED VOL 05 POPPYS INFERNO INFERNO HC RICK & MORTY CHARACTER GUIDE HC SHAZAM 7 MAGIC LANDS SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VOL 07 STEALTH VOL 01 SUPER MARIO BROS MANGA MANIA THOR EPIC COLL THOR WAR WHAT IF WE WERE X-FORCE BY PERCY VOL 02 GIANT-SIZE X-MEN BY HICKMAN ---------- MARVEL ---------- AVENGERS #39 CAPTAIN MARVEL #24 CONAN THE BARBARIAN #17 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #9 HEROES AT HOME #1 JUGGERNAUT #4 MARAUDERS #16 KING IN BLACK NAMOR #1 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #54 SPIDER-MAN #5 STAR WARS #9 STRANGE ACADEMY #6 SWORD #1 RISE OF ULTRAMAN #4 VENOM #31 WARHAMMER 40K MARNEUS CALGAR #3 ---------- DC ---------- AMERICAN VAMPIRE 1976 #3 DETECTIVE COMICS #1032 DETECTIVE COMICS #1032 BERMEJO BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1 BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1 JH WILLIAMS BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1 MOMOKO BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1 BLANK DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL LAST STORIES OF DC UNIVERSE DARK MULTIVERSE FLASHPOINT DC VERY MERRY MULTIVERSE FLASH #767 SWEET TOOTH THE RETURN #2 WONDER WOMAN #768 WONDER WOMAN #768 MIDDLETON ---------- IMAGE ---------- CROSSOVER #2 GETTING IT TOGETHER #3 HOME SICK PILOTS #1 HOME SICK PILOTS #1 CONCERT POSTER POSTAL NIGHT SHIFT ---------- OTHER PUBLISHERS ---------- ALIEN ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY #5 BILL & TED ARE DOOMED #4 BYTE SIZED #1 CIMMERIAN FROST GIANTS DAUGHTER #1 COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF ANIMATION #1 DEVILS RED BRIDE #3 DISASTER INC #5 FIREFLY #23 GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #276 GIGA #2 GIGA #2 GORHAM I MAKE BOYS CRY #1 LOCKE & KEY SANDMAN HELL & GONE #0 LONELY RECEIVER #4 LEGACY OF MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN #3 MOUNTAINHEAD #5 NEIL GAIMAN NORSE MYTHOLOGY #3 ORIGINS #2 PANTOMIME #2 PENULTIMAN #3 PIECEMEA MIGHTY MORPHIN #2 RED MOTHER #11 RESIDENT ALIEN YOUR RIDES HERE #2 SCARENTHOOD #2 SEVEN SECRETS #5 SEVEN SECRETS #5 CHEW TMNT #112 TMNT LAST RONIN #1 (2ND PRINT) TRANSFORMERS #25 TRUE LIVES FABULOUS KILLJOYS NATIONAL ANTHEM #3 FABULOUS KILLJOYS NATIONAL ANTHEM #3 CVR B USAGI YOJIMBO #15 VAMPIRELLA DARK POWERS #1 WE LIVE #1 (3RD PRINT) WHITE WIDOW #5 YEAR ZERO VOL 2 #2 ---------- NEW #1’S ---------- BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1 BYTE SIZED #1 CIMMERIAN FROST GIANTS DAUGHTER #1 COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF ANIMATION #1 DARK MULTIVERSE FLASHPOINT DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL LAST STORIES OF DC UNIVERSE DC VERY MERRY MULTIVERSE HEROES AT HOME #1 HOME SICK PILOTS #1 KING IN BLACK NAMOR #1 SUPERMAN ENDLESS WINTER #1 SWORD #1 VAMPIRELLA DARK POWERS #1 ---------- SIDEKICKS/ALL AGES ---------- ARCHIE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO DIGEST #105 GOOSEBUMPS SECRET OF THE SWAMP #3 MARVEL ACTION CHILLERS #3 ---------- MERCHANDISE ---------- PROFESSOR HULK 6" POP VINYL
Each month, dozens of new titles are available to order. We'd like to take this opportunity to provide you, our valued subscribers, with a list of some of our most anticipated new ongoing series, one-shots, mini-series, and graphic novels for the month of February 2021. If you see anything on the following list that you'd like added to your subscriptions, just let us know. Orders for these titles are due in by December 18th. After that point, we can't guarantee any orders placed, but we'll do our best to have them here for you. If you've got any questions, please let us know. Thanks!
These are the comics that will kick off the Holiday Shopping Season, and THE gift of the year, in our eyes is the WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH Collection!!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH HC Highest Challengers Recommendation!! When Wonder Woman awakens from a centuries-long sleep to discover the Earth reduced to a nuclear wasteland, she knows she failed. Trapped alone in a grim future, Diana must protect the last human city from titanic monsters while uncovering the secret of this dead Earth—and how she may be responsible for it. BATMAN CATWOMAN #1 At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann! That's all we're gonna tell you because that's all you need to know. CIVIL WAR MARVELS SNAPSHOTS #1 In the heart of the Civil War event, a human story unfolds. A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, doing his best to do the job with honor - but is that possible anymore? A young, low-level super hero, trying to help his neighbors - but that's not even legal any more. E RATIC #1 You're fifteen years old. You're suddenly granted incredible powers. Cool, right? There's only one problem: you can only use your powers for ten minutes at a time. What do you do when you have to save the world but you only have ten minutes to do it? Pretty fun read with great art. FANTASTIC FOUR ROAD TRIP #1 The Fantastic Four have earned some much-needed time away from the job, and Reed has planned a - well, fantastic - old-fashioned family vacation to the Grand Canyon for some good rest, relaxation and team-bonding time. But Reed's manic mind can't quite disengage, and soon an obsessive side experiment he brought with him has all of them experiencing gruesome and terrifying side effects from his strange specimens. Written by Christopher Cantwell!! OVERWATCH TRACER LONDON CALLING #1 Tracer's time as an Overwatch agent is up. Five years after the ratification of the Petras Act, she now tends to small-scale crimes as a part-time hero. But when a punk-rock omnic named Iggy shows Tracer the dire living conditions that have been forced upon London's omnics, Tracer becomes determined to help in any way possible-even if it puts her back in the crosshairs. HELLBOY & BPRD HER FATAL HOUR Years after Hellboy's ill-fated tangle with the Beast of Vargu, the Romani women who helped him need that debt repaid. Claimed by a demon in a romance gone wrong, the younger woman reaches out to Hellboy through the power of a familiar old puppet, and a supernatural confrontation full of magic and mayhem ensures! JUSTICE LEAGUE ENDLESS WINTER #1 "Endless Winter" chapter one! The crossover event of the season begins here! The Justice League encounters an extinction-level global storm brewing at the former site of the Fortress of Solitude. Enter the Frost King, a monster mad with power with an army at his command! What devastating mystery lies in his past? And how does he tied to Queen Hippolyta, Swamp Thing, Viking Prince, and their reluctant ally, Black Adam? KING IN BLACK #1 After a campaign across the galaxy, Knull's death march arrives to Earth and, worse yet, he hasn't come alone! With an army of hundreds of thousands of symbiote dragons at his command, the King in Black is a force unlike any Earth's heroes have ever faced. KNOCK EM DEAD #1 Sometimes you kill. Sometimes you get killed. But no matter what, everyone dies the first time they go on stage. KNOCK 'EM DEAD is a supernatural horror about comedy, brought to you by writer Eliot Rahal (MIDNIGHT VISTA, HOT LUNCH SPECIAL) and artist Mattia Monaco. MODOK HEAD GAMES #1 From Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum, showrunners of the upcoming animated Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. show on Hulu, comes a journey into the mind of one of the biggest heads in the Marvel Universe! M.O.D.O.K. is the ruthless and brilliant leader of the terrorist organization AIM, outsmarting heroes and outmaneuvering his cutthroat colleagues gunning for his position... but when he begins to be haunted by memories of a family he never had, it leaves him unsure if he is losing his freakishly-large mind, or if perhaps there is a lot more to this enormous mind... THE UNION #1 The grand unveiling of The Union! A team of super heroes gathered from all over the United Kingdom, featuring Union Jack, Snakes, Kelpie, Choir, and their fearless leader, Brittania! But when disaster strikes on their first public debut, the fledgling team is immediately pushed to their limits.
We hope you have /had a relaxing and safe Thanksgiving. ---------- GRAPHIC NOVELS ---------- ALIEN ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY HC BUTCHER OF PARIS CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL 04 CHAINSAW MAN VOL 02 COFFIN BOUND VOL 02 COVID CHRONICLES DRAGON BALL SUPER VOL 11 ETERNAUT 1969 HC GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 VOL 01 HC INCREDIBLE HULK EPIC COLL GOING GRAY JUJUTSU KAISEN VOL 07 KILL A MAN MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY MOB PSYCHO 100 REIGEN NEIL GAIMAN PIRATE STEW HC NEW MUTANTS BY BRISSON VOL 01 ONE PIECE VOL 95 PLEASE DONT STEP ON MY JNCO JEANS PRETTY VIOLENT TP VOL 02 SPELL ON WHEELS VOL 02 SPY X FAMILY VOL 03 TINY TITANS BEAST BOY & RAVEN TRESE VOL 01 WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH HC X-MEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE VOL 01 ALPHA ---------- MARVEL ---------- ATLANTIS ATTACKS #5 BLACK WIDOW #4 CHAMPIONS #3 CIVIL WAR MARVELS SNAPSHOTS #1 DAREDEVIL #25 FANTASTIC FOUR ROAD TRIP #1 HELLIONS #7 XOS KING IN BLACK #1 KING IN BLACK #1 BLANK KING IN BLACK #1 MOMOKO KING IN BLACK #1 TAN MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #21 MODOK HEAD GAMES #1 SAVAGE AVENGERS #15 THOR #10 THE UNION #1 X-FACTOR #5 ---------- DC ---------- BATMAN #104 BATMAN #104 MATTINA BATMAN CATWOMAN #1 BATMAN CATWOMAN #1 JIM LEE BATMAN CATWOMAN #1 TRAVIS CHAREST BATMAN CATWOMAN #1 BLANK BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #7 DARK MULTIVERSE WONDER WOMAN WAR OF THE GODS DC CLASSICS THE BATMAN ADVENTURES #7 DCEASED DEAD PLANET #6 DCEASED DEAD PLANET #6 MATTINA DCEASED DEAD PLANET #6 OLIVER DREAMING WAKING HOURS #5 FAR SECTOR #9 JUSTICE LEAGUE ENDLESS WINTER #1 JL ENDLESS WINTER #1 DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON METAL MEN #12 STRANGE ADVENTURES #7 ---------- IMAGE ---------- DEAD BODY ROAD BAD BLOOD #6 FIRE POWER #6 INKBLOT #4 THAT TEXAS BLOOD #6 UNEARTH #8 WALKING DEAD DLX #4 ---------- OTHER PUBLISHERS ---------- BACK ISSUE #124 BACKTRACK #9 BETTIE PAGE #4 BIGS AND TINY #5 BOYS DEAR BECKY #7 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #20 DRYAD #7 E RATIC #1 E RATIC #1 DEODATO JR GIGA #1 (2ND PRINT) HAPPY HOUR #2 HEAVY #3 HELLBOY & BPRD HER FATAL HOUR HELLBOY & BPRD HER FATAL HOUR MIGNOLA KNOCK EM DEAD #1 ORVILLE #4 HEROES OVERWATCH TRACER LONDON CALLING #1 OVERWATCH TRACER LONDON CALLING #1 TARR RED ATLANTIS #2 RED SONJA #22 SACRED SIX #5 SASQUATCH IN LOVE #2 SMASH COMICS SPECIAL 2020 #1 SPY ISLAND #4 SPY ISLAND #4 CVR B STRANGER THINGS D&D CROSSOVER #2 TMNT JENNIKA II #2 VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE #5 ---------- NEW #1’S ---------- BATMAN CATWOMAN #1 CIVIL WAR MARVELS SNAPSHOTS #1 E RATIC #1 FANTASTIC FOUR ROAD TRIP #1 HELLBOY & BPRD HER FATAL HOUR JUSTICE LEAGUE ENDLESS WINTER #1 KING IN BLACK #1 KNOCK EM DEAD #1 MODOK HEAD GAMES #1 OVERWATCH TRACER LONDON CALLING #1 THE UNION #1 ---------- SIDEKICKS/ALL AGES ---------- BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #289 LUMBERJANES END OF SUMMER #1 MY LITTLE PONY TRANSFORMERS #1 (2ND PRINT) SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #35 ---------- MERCHANDISE ---------- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #55 POSTER BILL & TED WYLD STALLYNS PIN
We give thanks for comic books and graphic novels ALL YEAR LONG, not just during this Thanksgiving season, but it never hurts to say it again. Thank you, comics!!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- I WALK WITH MONSTERS #1 In Jacey's past is the Important Man who took away her brother. Now Jacey has David, who sometimes transforms into a terrifying beast. Together, they've found a way to live to hunt, sniffing out men who prey on the vulnerable. But Jacey and David are about to run into the Important Man again. We really like it! OTHER HISTORY OF DC UNIVERSE #1 Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) examines the mythology of the DC Universe in this compelling new miniseries that reframes iconic moments of DC history and charts a previously unexplored sociopolitical thread as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups. MONSTRESS TALK-STORIES #1 MONSTRESS returns with TALK-STORIES, a two-part limited series that invites you to eat dumplings beside the fire and listen as Kippa recounts a defining moment from her childhood. ASSASSIN & SON #1 Featuring the comic writing debuts of former WWE wrestlers, the late Shad Gaspard (member of Cryme Tyme) and Marc Copani (Muhammad Hassan)! Assassin and Son is a gritty urban-western set in present-day New York. POWER PACK #1 It's been ages since they fought side by side as a family, but a special occasion - and an old grudge - is about to put the gang back together. There's just one teeny tiny hiccup: a brand-new law restricting underage super heroes! Written by Ryan "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" North! DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL MULTIVERSE WHO LAUGHS #1 The Batman Who Laughs has used his god like power to create a new Dark Multiverse...a collection of 52 evil worlds, each more terrifying than the last.These are the storeis of some of them. KAIJU SCORE #1 Four desperate criminals are going all in on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to steal millions in art and turn their miserable lives around. The catch? They have to pull it off under the nose of a one thousand-ton Kaiju. USAGI YOJIMBO WANDERERS ROAD #1 Usagi begins his adventures in earnest with the quintessential tale "The Tower" wherein Usagi gets himself into a very precarious predicament all thanks to a mischievous lizard! Featuring a Peach Momoko cover.
In our humble, shopkeeper opinions, the world of comics is KILLING IT right now. We’re so excited for so many new comics! Every week brings us great books!!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT #1 Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness where a lonely vampire, The Girl, stalks the town's most unsavory inhabitants. Written by the director of the film. BARBALIEN RED PLANET #1 From the world of Black Hammer. Mark Markz has found his place on Earth as both a decorated police officer and as the beloved superhero, Barbalien. But in the midst of the AIDS crisis, hatred from all sides makes balancing these identities seem impossible-especially when a Martian enemy from the past hunts him down to take him back, dead or alive. MARVELS VOICES INDIGENOUS VOICES #1 Today's hottest Native American and Indigenous talent make their Marvel Comics debuts with a collection of super-charged stories as Marvel celebrates National Native American Heritage Month! Cover by Chicago's own JIM "Come Home, Indio" TERRY. SEA OF SORROWS #1 In the aftermath of the Great War, the North Atlantic is ripe for plunder by independent salvage crews. When a former naval officer hires the SS Vagabond, he leads the ship to a sunken U-boat, and a fortune in gold. Tensions mount as the crew prepares to double cross each other, but the darkness of the ocean floor holds deeper terrors than any of them have bargained for! AVENGERS MARVELS SNAPSHOT #1 Take one rookie cop, add one new-to-the-city emergency medical technician, and make their meet-cute a devastating battle between the Avengers and a giant, rampaging robot! WIDOWMAKERS RED GUARDIAN YELENA BELOVA #1 Yelena Belova has spent years trying to figure out who she is. Once she thought the Black Widow mantle was her destiny, but fate had other plans. Now the past is catching up with her - and with Alexi Shostakov, a.k.a. the Red Guardian! DARK INTERLUDE #1 The only offence to literature greater than the loathsome synopsis is the sequel. I will not stand idle while some poor excuse for an editor mangles and confuses my story, which is intact, perfect, and concluded, with this derivative drivel. SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN KING IN BLACK #1 Knull, the KING IN BLACK, has set his sights on Earth - but his hand has been at work at the edge of the Marvel Universe for years!
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- WE LIVE #2, STILLWATER #3, IMMORTAL HULK #40, 3 X OF SWORDS chapters, BATMAN #103, SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #12 and DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #5.
The world may be in turmoil, but comics are keeping us all on track!