Who has time to read our prattling when there are awesome books out! Books such as… •BATMAN DAMNED #1 The Joker is dead. There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery. Problem is, Batman can't remember... and the more he digs into this labyrinthine case, the more his mind starts to doubt everything he's uncovering. So who better to set him straight than... John Constantine? From DC's BLACK LABEL imprint. By Brian Azzaerllo and Lee Bermejo. •DICK TRACY DEAD OR ALIVE #1 The All-American detective just made the biggest collar of his career, and it only cost him his job! But now the honest cop has packed his bags for "the city by the lake," and its criminals better watch out! Reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens by the superstar team of Michael Allred, Lee Allred, Rich Tommaso and Laura Allred, Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive is a lock to be the pop-art event of 2018! •DOG MAN VOL 05 LORD OF FLEAS When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action - and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. •HCHOM BOOK If you were a goblin, what would your treasure hoard contain? Gems and minerals, biscuits and pastries, finely tailored jackets-or perhaps all of the above. Collects illustrations and essays from MARIAN CHURCHLAND's popular long-running blog, Hchom.com. •OLIVIA TWIST #1 To save a boy she barely knows, teenage orphan Olivia Twist joins THE ESTHERS, a rag-tag girl gang of thieves running free in a dangerous future. Olivia's life in this imminent London of internment camps and strange technology gets even more complicated when she discovers that she has more power and wealth than she's ever dreamed of. But it comes with a great cost. Debut comic by internationally best-selling author, Darin Strauss. •RETURN OF WOLVERINE #1 He's back, bub. *SNIKT* •TEA DRAGON SOCIETY CARD GAME Discover the dying art form of Tea Dragon caretaking within this enchanting world of friendship and fantasy. Each player`s deck represents their own Tea Dragon. From turn to turn, players will choose to draw a card, triggering effects and strengthening their position, or buy a card, improving their deck or scoring points. The game takes place over four seasons, starting in spring and ending in winter. Based on Oni Press' acclaimed book The Tea Dragon Society by Katie ONeill. So block off some time on your Wednesday calendar to come by Challengers and grab some comic book goodness!
September keeps a-rollin’ along with all sorts of wonderful new comics! •MCMLXXV #1 (1975) Meet Pamela Evans. Much more than a typical Manhattan cab driver, she also happens to be a badass monster-fighter who wields an enchanted tire iron. Welcome to the year of her greatest adventure. JOE CASEY and IAN MacEWAN team up for MCMLXXV: modern mythology for a new generation. •CEMETARY BEACH #1 A professional pathfinder, his only ally a disaffected young murderess, breaks out of a torture cell in pursuit of his worst extraction scenario ever: escaping on foot across a sprawling and secret off-world colony established a hundred years ago and filled with generations of lunatics. WARREN ELLIS & JASON HOWARD ignite a high-speed new action serial. •MOTH & WHISPER #1 A YA cyberpunk thriller starring a genderqueer super-thief. Niki has been trained by their parents in the arts of stealth and infiltration, but they're still just a teenager, and now they're alone, searching for their parents in a hostile cyberpunk dystopia. Identity is a commodity and privacy is impossible. The truth about Niki's parents and their disappearance is out there, but can Niki survive long enough to find it? •MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 #1 Created for comics by Joel "Joel" Hodgson! The riffing hilarity of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes to comics when Kinga Forrester pairs her Kingachrome Liquid Medium with her latest invention-the Bubbulat-R! Jonah Heston, Crow T. Robot, and Tom Servo find themselves thrust into the 2-D world of public domain comics, with riffing as their only defense! •LOW ROAD WEST #1 In the aftermath of a nuclear first strike that has left the East Coast uninhabitable, five teenagers are being sent west, away from the wreckage that was once their home. Halfway through the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, the shuttle that promised safety has broken down, stranding them in the middle of nowhere with only one another to count on. •ARCHIE 1941 #1 WWII is looming and Archie and many young men from Riverdale are close to enlistment age. If you're a Riverdale teen, how would you cope with a looming world-changing event? •HOUSE OF WHISPERS #1 An all-new corner has been added to Neil Gaiman's Sandman Universe! From her bayou, Erzulie scries upon the mortal realm and sees four human girls open a mysterious and magical journal filled with whispers and rumors that, if they spread, could cause a pandemic unlike any the Earth has seen, with the power to release Sopona, the loa lord of infectious disease and cousin to Erzulie, who is currently banned from the human plane. •ICEMAN #1 Iceman is back! Which is good, because someone is hunting the Morlocks for sport. Now it's up to Bobby Drake to prevent another potential Mutant Massacre. But who's behind this horrific hunt? You won't believe it if we tell you! Guest-starring Bishop! •WRONG EARTH #1 On one world, Dragonflyman and his sidekick Stinger enjoy a life of adventure. On another Earth, the Dragonfly hunts criminal parasites like a lethal exterminator. But what happens when these two heroes change places? Plus an all-new text story by comics legend Grant Morrison. •WELCOME TO WANDERLAND #1 Bellamy Morris knows everything there is to know about Wanderland Park. She knows when all the most iconic rides were built, all the shortcuts around the park, and all the secret lore behind Old West Town, Space Age Metropolis and New Princesston. So when she winds up in the REAL version of Wanderland, with real princesses and adorable talking woodland creatures, Bellamy is sure that she has GOT this. That is, until it starts to become clear that this magical land isn't much like the real world park at all, and the characters she thinks she knows aren't at all like she'd imagined. •And let us not forget the mainstays like AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5, CATWOMAN #3, LOEG TEMPEST #2, NANCY DREW #4, OBLIVION SONG #7, FANTASTIC FOUR #2 (now featuring all 4 members!), and KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #258!
September is already upon us, and with it is a huge week of New Comics, so let’s jump right into some highlights: •BORDER TOWN #1 When a crack in the border between worlds releases an army of monsters from Mexican folklore, the residents of Devil's Fork, AZ, blame the ensuing weirdness-the shared nightmares, the otherworldly radio transmissions, the mysterious goat mutilations-on "God-dang illegals." With racial tensions supernaturally charged, it's up to new kid in town Frank Dominguez and a motley crew of high school misfits to discover what's really going on in this town torn between worlds. •CHECK PLEASE VOL 1 The hilarious and heartbreaking confessions of a figure skater turned collegiate hockey player who's terrified of checking - and is desperately in love with the captain of his hockey team! Eric Bittle is a former Georgia junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and amateur pâtissier. It's nothing like co-ed club hockey back in the South! For one? There's checking. Second, there is Jack, his very attractive but moody captain. Wonderfully recommended!! •KIM REAPER VAMPIRE ISLAND #1 College relationships are tough for everyone, but they're EXTRA hard for Kim. Her grumpy grim reaper bosses are always mad at her, her girlfriend Becka's roommate keeps hanging around, and now everybody is super into vampires for some reason! And she accidentally let slip that she knew about an island full of them?! Oops, better pack up your scythe-we're all going on a really weird date! •BULLY WARS #1 Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG and artist AARON CONLEY (Sabertooth Swordsman, Rocket Raccoon & Groot) team up for a hilarious all-new, all-ages series. Rufus, the biggest bully in Rottenville since kindergarten, suddenly goes from bully to bullied on the first day of high school. He's forced to make a shaky pact with his favorite geeks: Spencer and his twin sibling besties, Edith and Ernie. Together they'll have to find a way to survive the Hunger Games-like contest known simply as the BULLY WARS-where the winner will rule the school! •DREAMING #1 There is a place where stories are born. Today its walls lie slashed and bleeding. Dream has abandoned his realm, and until he is found, its residents must protect its broken borders alone. But the most senior storysmiths are tormented by invasive secrets, the warden Lucien is doubting his own mind-and beyond the gates something horrific waits with tooth and talon. Only Dora, the monstress, finds opportunity in madness, stealing dreams for the highest bidder. •THANOS LEGACY #1 Rising star Donny Cates returns to the Mad Titan to bring the story bridging the gap between his best-selling "Thanos Wins" and the world-shattering INFINITY WARS! How did Thanos' journey back from the future lead to the events of INFINITY WARS PRIME? •UNITED STATES VS MURDER INC #1 From the Eisner Award-winning creators of POWERS comes a crime-infused blast of alternate history. Years ago, the five families of organized crime had such a stranglehold over the American public that the U.S. government found itself forced to give up part of the country or lose all of it. Now the unrest between America and the families has come to a boil. A war is about to come-a war no one is ready for. Newly made man Valentine Gallo and mob hitwoman Jagger Rose find themselves torn over which side of the war they want to be on. •ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 Angela, the not-so-beloved half-sister of Thor. The hotheaded Valkyrie - and the human who shares her form, Annabelle Riggs. Skurge the Executioner, freshly returned from Hel. Throg, the mightiest frog of thunder. Kevin Masterson, the boy who took his father's mace to become the hero Thunderstrike. And the Destroyer, the Asgardian armor built to take down Celestials - its wielder unknown. The events of INFINITY WARS set NEBULA off on a quest to rule the galaxy - wielding an Asgardian weapon even Thor would fear - and it's up to this team of gods, assassins, frogs and heroes to stop her. •COVER #1 Deep in the American intelligence community, someone realizes that comic book creators, who travel all over the world to sell their wares, might make the perfect cover for operatives in the dangerous, topsy-turvy world of intelligence and counterintelligence...and that's when all hell breaks loose. This is the story of the time the world of comics and the world of international spywork smashed together-with unexpected results! By Bendis and Mack! •PERDY HC VOL 1 Perdy loves two things: sex and robbing banks-no particular order. After spending 15 years in Yuma prison, Perdy wastes no time in getting back to doing both. A lot has changed since Perdy's been away, especially her looks, but that's not gonna stop her from piecing together the biggest score of gold this side of the border. And if anyone gets in her way, they'll be pushing up petunias. •SCIENCE COMICS SOLAR SYSTEM We are made of star-stuff. Start with a Big Bang and learn about space! Go where no kid has gone before! You'll get up close and personal with Earth's nearest neighbors - Venus with its acid rainstorms, Saturn and its rings of ice, and the heart of it all, the Sun. Join Sara, Jill, and their space-faring pets on a quest to learn more about the wonders of our solar system - and beyond! •WWE NXT TAKEOVER BLUEPRINT #1 WWE's NXT brand has become the launching pad for some of wrestling's greatest careers. Learn the untold stories behind NXT in this series from Dennis Hopeless (WWE) and Jake Elphick (WWE: Wrestlemania 2018 Special). In this issue, Triple H and Dusty Rhodes head to Florida to begin the newest era of WWE. And there are plenty more releases too, such as BATMAN #54, WALKING DEAD #183, KAIJUMAX SEASON 4 #2, CAPTAIN AMERICA #3, SNOTGIRL #11, and AVENGERS #7. Bring it ON, September!!
August may be ending, but TILLIE (SPINNING) WALDEN is just getting started! Her new graphic novel is out this week! •I LOVE THIS PART Two girls in a small town in the USA kill time together as they try to get through their days at school. They watch videos, share earbuds as they play each other songs, and exchange their stories. In the process they form a deep connection and an unexpected relationship begins to develop. In her follow up to the critically acclaimed SPINNING, Tillie Walden tells the story of a small love that can make you feel like the biggest thing around, and how it's possible to find another person who understands you when you thought no one could.
More new Brian Michael Bendis from DC’s JinxWorld imprint! •SCARLET #1 By Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, SCARLET tells the story of a woman whose life has been ripped apart by police corruption. When she pushes back, she starts a chain reaction of events that will bring about the next American Revolution.
The world's greatest role-playing game. Reality's most dysfunctional family. What could go wrong? •RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #1 When Morty needs to learn how to play D&D to keep up with the cool kids, his hard-drinking, old school-gaming, mad science-making grandpa is happy to teach him how to roll the dice, but neither of them is prepared for the saving throws they're about to fail or the true quest yet to come. Strap on a +1 longsword and grab your 10-foot pole, because this is going to be a gaming gauntlet like no other!
It’s probably called “Dead Ends” for a reason… •HUNT FOR WOLVERINE DEAD ENDS #1 The hunt for Wolverine is over... Now the time has come to put the pieces together and see what was learned. Kitty Pryde, Daredevil, Tony Stark and Sabretooth may have found what they were looking for...but it wasn't what they expected. Where has Wolverine been? What has he been doing?
•MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SHATTERED GRID #1 The epic conclusion to the first Power Rangers comic book event. Everything changes here!
From the pages of the monthly Venom series. •WEB OF VENOM VE NAM #1 As the United States of America struggled through the Vietnam War, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. needed a secret weapon - and when an ancient creature was discovered at an archaeological dig site, he was sure he'd found it. In reality, the discovery was an ancestor of the Klyntar symbiotes...and would become a waking nightmare for a platoon of American soldiers!
From the pages of, um, the previous Venom series? •VENOM FIRST HOST #1 Before the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN...before VENOM... There was the FIRST HOST. And that First Host has returned in need of Venom's help - only by reuniting can the two avert cosmic ruin! Can Eddie and the symbiote trust one another long enough to save the galaxy, or will the FIRST HOST prove to be Venom's undoing?!
And more stuff! Like 4 new DC COMICS/LOONEY TUNES crossovers, NEW WORLD #2, EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON #2, MODERN FANTASY #3 and X-23 #3!