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.
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!
Now more than ever New Comics and Graphic Novels really help us get thru some rough times, and this week is no exception. Fortunately we have all of these to look forward to…
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- SCARENTHOOD #1 To-Do List: Drop kids at preschool/ Grab coffee with other parents/ Go ghost-hunting in woods/ Fight demonic entity/ Collect kids/ Naptime. We loved this!! PUNCHLINE SPECIAL #1 What happens to Punchline after the Joker War and how does it involve Harper Row, Bluebird? BY James Tynion IV, Sam Johns and Mirka Andolfo. --NEW BOOKS ALSO OF NOTE-- DUNGEONS & DRAGONS AT SPINE OF WORLD #1 Written by Lucifer's Aimee Garcia and former WWE Diva's Champion AJ "AJ LEE" Mendez". HELLBOY & THE BPRD THE SEVEN WIVES CLUB Hellboy comes to the aid of a young girl whose ghost hunt goes wrong, and a visit to an abandoned medical school reveals sinister layers to a grisly, long-ago murder. Stolen cadavers, vengeful spirits, and more abound in this one-shot by Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes! TASKMASTER #1 The coolest villain in the Marvel Universe gets his own mini-sreies (well) in advance of his cinematic debut in Black Widow! Oh, and he's just murdered Maria Hill. POWER RANGERS #1 There's nothing Mighy or Morphin here, these are the other ones! The space ones. The Omega Rangers. In space. MISKATONIC #1 Miskatonic Valley holds many mysteries - cultists worshipping old gods, a doctor deadset on resurrecting the recently deceased, a house overrun by rats in the walls - but none more recent than a series of bombings targeting the Valley's elite. Brilliant, hard-nosed investigator Miranda Keller is sent to stop the bombings. DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL INFINITE HOURS EXXXTREME #1 It's your chance to let the Main Man Lobo-tomize you with familiar yet freaky stories of the DC Universe, exactly as he remembers them: with blood and guts and exxxtreme gratuitous violence! KICK-ASS VS HIT-GIRL #1 This books also comes out this week.
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- 3 more X OF SWORDS chapters, 2 issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, AMERICAN RONIN #2, SEVEN SECRETS #4, IRON MAN #3, and WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD #3!
We’re here for you and COMICS are here for all of us.
Regardless of the outcome of Election Day, the world will still be in chaos and New Comics will ALWAYS help stem the tide. Hold back the darkness. Defend the gates. Storm the castle. Batten down the hatches. Hit the nail on the head. Help me—I can’t stop typing idioms!!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- CROSSOVER #1 Written by DONNY CATES. Drawn by Geoff Shaw. The creative powerhouses behind the bestselling, critically acclaimed GOD COUNTRY, Thanos Wins, and REDNECK returns for the biggest launch of the year. Imagine everything you thought was fantasy...was real. And now join us, in a world where reality is dead...and anything is possible... ORIGINS #1 A thousand years after humans are killed off by artificial intelligence, one man is brought back to life - David Adams, who created the technology that destroyed his people. Now with the help of the android Chloe who revived him, David will try to restore humanity - and stop the AI overlords he created.
--NEW BOOKS ALSO OF NOTE-- WOLVERINE BLACK WHITE BLOOD #1 Experience ALL-NEW untold tales of the best there is through the lens of an all-star cast of creators, in the unadulterated black and white format (with a healthy splash of blood red all over)! HAPPY HOUR #1 In future America, being happy isn't just a right-it's the law. While the Joy Police brutally enforce the cheery code, two young people go on the run, searching for a haven of melancholy where they can safely bask in the blues. A timely tale by superstar writer Peter Milligan. SWEET TOOTH THE RETURN #1 Once upon a time there was a little boy named Gus. He had antlers and lived with his father in a little cabin in the woods. Then his father died, and the big man with cold eyes took Gus away. Gus went on many great adventures, found friends, love, happiness, family, and acceptance. Now, years later...it begins again. RED ATLANTIS #1 A series of unexplained, violent crimes on Election Day around the U.S. leads the FBI to zero in on a covert group of Russian terrorists. When a Texas journalism student named Miriam accidentally finds herself mixed up in the investigation, her life will never be the same. With political espionage, treason, and even mind control, can she clear her name and stop the U.S. from entering into a new Cold War? MIGHTY MORPHIN #1 The Mighty Morphin team are on a collision course with an even deadlier Lord Zedd, who has a new mission and a new motivation - one that will change everything you thought you knew about our heroes! But even if the Mighty Morphin team can all find a way to survive Zedd and their mysterious new enemies, they may discover the greatest threat to their future is the shocking secret of Zordon's past! TMNT JENNIKA II #1 Mutants are turning into monsters and fear is spreading. Jennika takes to the underworld of Mutant Town to get to the bottom of the situation. Little does she know old enemies and new await! STRANGER THINGS D&D CROSSOVER #1 Follow the crew from Hawkins, Indiana, as they discover the legendary monsters and epic adventures of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game together. Long before the dreaded Demogorgon took one of them to the Upside Down, watch Mike, Lucas, and Will bond with Dustin for the first time over the game that would define their childhood. US AGENT #1 John Walker, the former Super Patriot, has been stripped of his official USAgent status and is now operating as an independent government contractor protecting government covert interests. His latest protection detail draws him into a conflict between a small town and the corporate giant trying to destroy it. DARK MULTIVERSE BATMAN HUSH #1 Tommy Elliot grew up to be the Dark Prince of Gotham City with the help of Talia al Ghul, Oswald Cobblepot, Harvey Dent, and Jason Todd! But vengeance is coming in the form of Batman the Silenced...who will tear Tommy's life apart!
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- THOR #9, BATMAN #102, FIRE POWER #5, BANG #5, HELLBLAZER RISE AND FALL #2, SPY ISLAND #3, and BLACK WIDOW #3.
Speak of the devil! Pull your leg! On the ball! No pain, no gain! Steal your thunder! Kill two birds with one stone! These no longer make sense!
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