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 hope you’ve cleared out your “To Read” pile because it’s about to start stacking up again!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- ASH & THORN #1 The apocalypse is nigh! The world needs a Champion, and the only heir to a sacred mystical lineage is...a little old lady? Meet Lottie Thorn, reluctant savior of the world, and her also-elderly trainer Lady Peruvia Ashlington-Voss. They might not look it, but these women are prepared to take on any Big Bad that comes along. But first, perhaps a nice cup of tea? BATMAN THE SMILE KILLER #1 It wouldn't be a Joker story without a surprise...and right on cue, here's an unexpected one-shot epilogue to Joker: Killer Smile! Young Bruce Wayne grew up watching The Mr. Smiles Show - and the show might have been watching him back! And not only was young Bruce watching, he was listening... listening as Mr. Smiles spoke across the airwaves only to him... CAPTAIN AMERICA MARVELS SNAPSHOT #1 A gifted South Bronx teenager sees his neighborhood destroyed in the initial Madbomb attack, and his future up in smoke with it. What does he do when A.I.M. recruiters come calling? Does he stand by a system that's failed him, or find a future outside the law? DEAD BODY ROAD BAD BLOOD #1 Bree Hale has left a lot behind in her life. Crime. The military. But she can't leave behind her own family, and when the local crime boss puts a hit out on her brother, there's nothing she won't do to save him. Absolutely nothing. EMPYRE AVENGERS #0 Tony Stark wakes from strange dreams - as old allies make a distress call to the Avengers. In the new Green Area of the Moon, the Cotati are waiting with news of a terrible enemy that could wipe out both them and humanity itself. The Celestial Messiah has returned... but are the Avengers ready to hear his message? GREEN LANTERN 80TH ANNIV SUPER SPECT #1 In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil could ever escape their sight! The Green Lanterns are celebrating 80 years of keeping the DC Universe safe. Join us to see tales of all of the universe's most legendary Green Lanterns: Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and appearances from other cosmic favorites! STEPPING STONES GN Jen did not want to leave the city. She did not want to move to a farm with her mom and her mom's new boyfriend, Walter. She did not want to leave her friends and her dad. Most of all, Jen did not want to get new "sisters," Andy and Reese. As if learning new chores on Peapod Farm wasn't hard enough, having to deal with perfect-at-everything Andy might be the last straw for Jen. THAT TEXAS BLOOD #1 "Criminal" colorist and first time solo artist JACOB PHILLIPS and writer CHRIS CONDON break onto the scene with a brand-new ongoing series! Like Paris, Texas gut-punched by No Country for Old Men, this mature neo-Western crime series kicks off when the search for a casserole dish leads to a dark and tense confrontation on Sheriff Joe Bob Coates' 70th birthday.
This week is the most new #1’s and the most Graphic Novels we’ve had since re-opening! So much Manga! But hey, there’s a new Lucy Knisley book, too!!
We can't believe we've been back open for a week! It's so great to see so many of you again, even if we don't recognize you at first behind your masks.
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #1 The legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth take center stage and reunite for one last tour. When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond recognition, while Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman have all been separated and fight to survive. Unleash the beast and let the head banging begin! A MAN AMONG YE #1 High adventure on the high seas in the waning days of piracy, when men were men, and the best pirates were...women? Writer STEPHANIE PHILLIPS (Butcher of Paris, Descendent) and Chicago's own CRAIG CERMAK (Red Team, Voltron) bring to life the tale of Anne Bonny and Mary Read as they hoist the skull and crossbones, draw cutlasses, and seek a treasure that will make them legends. In an era when sailing with women was thought to be bad luck, Anne and Mary might just be the only people capable of saving the pirate way of life. WYND #1 Magical heritage is punishable by death in Pipetown, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity - and pointy ears - a secret from everyone, even if it means he'll never have the normal life he wants. But when his secret is threatened, Wynd will be forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.
Your excitement for New Comics this past week reminds us why we do this in the first place!!
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 many of the new one-shots, mini-series, and ongoing series available starting in August 2020. 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 June 19th. 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!
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 many of the new one-shots, mini-series, and ongoing series available starting in... man, I don't know when. In theory, these are all scheduled to release beginning in June 2020, but with the entire comics industry currently on hiatus, that feels doubtful. But, you know, they'll probably come out someday, and you can add them to your subscriptions just in case. Orders for these titles are due in by April 15th. 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!
We've made this super easy for you: We've opened a Shopify store! Nearly all of our graphic novels are listed, with single-issue comics in the works. Options for getting your books are the same as usual (local pick-up, weekly local delivery, and Priority Mail shipping) and selectable at checkout. Hopefully you'll find some cool books and be able to get them without too much hassle. If you have any problems with this new initiative, please let us know and we'll try to help. Thanks so much for thinking of us as a way to keep reading comics, and please stay safe.