Wednesday, 25 February 2015

SOMETHING NEW

  GRAPHIC NOVELS
& BOOKS
25TH FEBRUARY

Exploring Calvin and Hobbes is the catalogue for an exhibition by the same name at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University that ran in 2014. The exhibit is Bill Watterson’s personal exploration of how the wonder of Calvin and Hobbes came to be. It includes original art of Calvin and Hobbes, along with Watterson’s original commentary. The show also includes art from cartoons and cartoonists that Watterson has identified as influential in the development of his art, including Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, Doonesbury, Pat Oliphant, Jim Borgman, Flash Gordon, Bloom County, and Steadman. The book also includes an extensive, original interview with Watterson by Jenny Robb, the exhibition’s curator.
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is the repository of the Bill Watterson Deposit Collection (including the entirety of Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes artwork).








AIRBOY ARCHIVE TP VOL 03
ART OF THE BOYS COMPLETE CVRS HC 
AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS HC
CHEW TP VOL 09 CHICKEN TENDERS 
DARK TOWER TP DRAWING OF THREE PRISONER 
DEATH OF WOLVERINE TP LOGAN LEGACY
FADE OUT TP VOL 01 
HATTER M LOOKING GLASS WARS TP VOL 05 LOVE OF WOND
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP VOL 04
HINGES TP BOOK 01 CLOCKWORK CITY
JUDGE DREDD ANDERSON PSI DIVISION TP
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 05 PARADISE LOST 
LOVE HC VOL 01 THE TIGER 
MANARA LIBRARY HC VOL 06 ESCAPE PIRANESI 
MY LITTLE PONY ADVENTURES IN FRIENDSHIP HC VOL 02
ORPHAN BLACK #1 COMP 8 CVR BOX SET
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP TP
SERAPHIM 266613336 WINGS TP 
SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 02 TWO WORLDS ONE COP 
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 11 
ZERO TP VOL 03 TENDERNESS OF WOLVES      















































































































































SOMETHING NEW

NEW COMICS
SHIPPING 25TH FEBRUARY

Stan Lee on his his feelings about the death of Gwen Stacy, and how he responded when he found out Gerry Conway killed her off, 
"That’s a very sore subject with me. I created Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane [Watson], and I wanted to have some fun with them as the series went along." He then added, "I came back and I found out he had killed Gwen Stacy. I almost killed Jerry Conway."

Jerry Conway feels a little different...
“She was a nonentity, a pretty face. She brought nothing to the mix. It made no sense to me that Peter Parker would end up with a babe like that who had no problems,"
"Only a damaged person would end up with a damaged guy like Peter Parker. And Gwen Stacy was perfect! It was basically Stan fulfilling Stan’s own fantasy. Stan married a woman who was pretty much a babe," Conway continued. "Joan Lee was a very attractive blond who was obviously Stan’s ideal female. And I think Gwen was simply Stan replicating his wife, just like Sue Storm was a replication of his wife. And that’s where his blind spot was. The amazing thing was that he created a character like Mary Jane Watson, who was probably the most interesting female character in comics, and he never used her to the extent that he could have. Instead of Peter Parker’s girlfriend, he made her Peter Parker’s best friend’s girlfriend. Which is so wrong, and so stupid, and such a waste. So killing Gwen was a totally logical if not inevitable choice.”


ARCHIE
ARCHIE FUNHOUSE COMICS DIGEST #12 
BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DIGEST #231

 
BLACK HOOD #1 REG CVR 

(W) Duane Swierczynski (A) Michael Gaydos & Various (CA) Michael Gaydos
New Ongoing Series! "The Bullet's Kiss," Part 1 of 5. When Philadelphia police officer Greg Hettinger stepped into the middle of a gunfight, hot lead shredded his face-and he pulled the trigger, blind. Now Greg is waking up in a world where he's a killer, hopelessly scarred and hooked on painkillers. What does a man do when he can no longer face the world, yet still wants to do good? He puts on a hood. Available with a regular die-cut cover by Michael Gaydos.
 
SONIC UNIVERSE #73 REG CVR

AVATAR
DARK GODS #4 
BONGO
FUTURAMA COMICS #74
BOOM
ABIGAIL AND THE SNOWMAN #3
ADVENTURE TIME #37 
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #7 MAIN CVRS
CLIVE BARKERS NIGHTBREED #10 



CURB STOMP #1
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A) Devaki Neogi (CA) Tula Lotay
WHY WE LOVE IT: Punk rock isn't dead...yet. Turf wars, breaking rules, crushing violence, and Black Flag-these are a few of our favorite things, and we can't wait for Curb Stomp to straightup
knock our teeth out (in a good way).
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Writer Ryan Ferrier (D4VE) is a creator on the rise, and newcomer Devaki Neogi's art will hook you with its aggressiveness but keep you coming back with its heart. Curb Stomp is an unflinching, visceral look at the lengths one woman will go to protect her friends, her family, and her home-perfect for fans of Rat Queens and the seminal '70s cult-favorite film The Warriors.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Three gangs. Five girls. No way out. Machete Betty leads a small gang of women under the selfappointed task of protecting their home of Old Beach, one of three boroughs surrounding a rich metropolitan city. When Betty takes the life of a rival gang member in an act of self-defense, she sets off a chain reaction of retaliation, gang warfare, and unlikely allies. It's up to the The Fever-Machete Betty, Derby Girl, Bloody Mary, Daisy Chain, and Violet Volt-to defend their turf at all costs.
GEORGE PEREZ SIRENS #3 MAIN WRAPAROUND CVR
DARKHORSE
COLDER BAD SEED #5
CONAN THE AVENGER #11
HALO ESCALATION #15
MISTER X RAZED #1 

(W/A) Dean R. Motter (CA) Ty Templeton
Visionary creator Dean Motter returns with a new masterpiece of retrofuturism! Radiant City is a metropolis as mysterious as its alleged creator-Mister X. What should've improved the city left it cursed. Now, Mister X must watch over the City of Dreams turned City of Nightmares, keeping vigil during a holiday season that's anything but jolly.

TOMB RAIDER #13
DC
AQUAMAN #39
ARKHAM MANOR #5
BATMAN #39
BATMAN #39 VAR ED
BATMAN 66 #20
BATMAN ETERNAL #47
BODIES #8 
CATWOMAN #39
DEATHSTROKE #5
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #21
FLASH #39
GOTHAM ACADEMY #5
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #4
HE MAN THE ETERNITY WAR #3
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #39
MORTAL KOMBAT X #3 
NEW 52 FUTURES END #43 
RED LANTERNS #39
SANDMAN OVERTURE #4 SPECIAL EDITION 
SECRET ORIGINS #10
SINESTRO #10
STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES GI ZOMBIE #7

SUICIDERS #1 
SUICIDERS #1 VAR ED 

(W/A/CA) Lee Bermejo
  In the post-apocalyptic city of New Angeles, killing isn't just a crime - it's entertainment.
When the "big one" finally hit the West Coast, Los Angeles was left in ruins. And when the U.S. government decided to cut the city loose, things went from bad to worse. To survive, L.A. did what it does best: It turned survival into entertainment.
Now, thirty years later, the city of New Angeles is thriving once more thanks to the blood sport known as SUICIDERS - a TV series that combines the spectacle of hand-to-hand combat with elaborate, high-tech obstacles that test each competitor's ability to survive. But these competitors have an edge: They've been freakishly enhanced by drugs and technology. The results are both marvelous and monstrous, as the man called The Saint begins to rise above his fellow Suiciders.
SUICIDERS is a dark, post-apocalyptic epic that tells the story of a strange, brutal world, written and illustrated by Lee Bermejo, the #1 New York Times best-selling writer/artist behind JOKER, BATMAN: NOEL, LUTHOR and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH.
DYNAMITE
DJANGO ZORRO #4 
HOLMES VS HOUDINI #4 
JOHN CARTER WARLORD #4 CVR A BENES MAIN 

KING PRINCE VALIANT #1 
 PHANTOM #2
TWILIGHT ZONE S&S #2 CVR A VILANOVA MAIN
IDW
D4VE #1 

(W) Ryan Ferrier (A) Valentin Ramon (CA) Fiona Staples
Primetime TV; mortgages; traffic jams. The robots conquered earth, wiping out all life in the galaxy, but nothing changed. Meet D4VE, the greatest robot war hero, now trapped behind a desk at a soul-sucking day job. Can something, somewhere snap him out of this slump? This is D4VE's mid-life crisis.
DAWN OF PLANET OF APES #4
GALAXY QUEST JOURNEY CONTINUES #2 


 JOE FRANKENSTEIN #1
(W) Graham Nolan, Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Graham Nolan
An action/horror/adventure tale by the creators of Bane, Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan! Young Joe Pratt discovers, upon meeting the monster of his ancestor, that he is the heir to the Frankenstein name. A legacy that may get him killed if the creatures of the night have their way...
GI JOE SNAKE EYES AGENT OF COBRA #2 
HAUNTED HORROR #15
MUNCHKIN #2

ORPHAN BLACK #1
ORPHAN BLACK #1 SUBSCRIPTION VAR

(W) John Fawcett & Various (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Cat Staggs
One. Of a kind. Sarah's life was changed dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looked just like her. Sarah learned that, not only were she and the woman clones, but there were others just like them, and dangerous factions at work set on capturing them all. Now, the mysterious world of Orphan Black widens, with new layers of the conspiracy being peeled back in this miniseries by co-creator John Fawcett! 
 STAR TREK ONGOING #42
TMNT MUTANIMALS #1 
TMNT ONGOING #43 
TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #4 
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #2
IMAGE
CHEW #46 


CRIMINAL SPECIAL ED ONE SHOT 

(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser (CA) Sean Phillips
    CRIMINAL COMES TO IMAGE!
To celebrate the return of CRIMINAL to print, BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS return to their award-winning title for the first time in years for a 48-page special sure the thrill their readers, old and new alike!

It's 1976, and Teeg Lawless is doing 30 days in county jail with a price on his head, his only safe company from the savagery a beat-up old comic magazine his dead cellmate left behind. It's CRIMINAL like you've never seen it before, with a comic within the comic and all those slick '70s thrills!

"Brubaker and Phillips are the gold standard of the crime graphic novel." - Warren Ellis 
CYBER FORCE #11 CVR A SILVESTRI
EFFIGY #2 
INTERSECT #4 CVR A FAWKES 
INTERSECT #4 CVR B SHALVEY & BELLAIRE 
LOW #6 
ODYC #3 
RASPUTIN #5 
ROCHE LIMIT #5 
SEX #20 
SUPERANNUATED MAN #6 
THEYRE NOT LIKE US #3 
THIEF OF THIEVES #26 
WICKED & DIVINE #8 
INDIE
GRAVEYARD SHIFT #3 

PRINCELESS PIRATE PRINCESS #2 
MARVEL
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FEAR HIM #4 
ALL NEW INVADERS #15
ALL NEW X-MEN #38 BV
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 SV
AMAZING X-MEN #17
DAREDEVIL #13
DARTH VADER #2
DEADPOOL #42
FANTASTIC FOUR #643
INHUMAN #12
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #4
MEN OF WRATH BY AARON AND GARNEY #5 
NEW AVENGERS #30 TRO
SECRET AVENGERS #13
SHIELD #3
SPIDER-GWEN #1



(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez
SPIDER-GWEN SPINS INTO HER OWN SERIES!
•  BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series - SPIDER-GWEN!
•  Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew that already. What you DON'T know is what friends and foes are waiting for her in the aftermath of Spider-Verse!
•  From the fan-favorite creative team that brought you Spider-Gwen's origin story in EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE, Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez!
Rated T+ 
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #9
SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #3
STAR WARS #1 3RD PTG CASSADAY VAR 
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #5

THOR ANNUAL #1

(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Rob Guillory & Various (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
• Three stories featuring three Thors!
•  Wrestling superstar CM Punk and Rob Guillory (Chew) on Young Thor's idea for how to prove himself worthy of Mjolnir: a drinking competition!
•  Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) and Marguerite Sauvage tell a tale of the new Thor!
•  And Jason Aaron on the Girls of Thunder's quest to find the perfect birthday present for their grandfather, King Thor! How about a new Garden of Eden?
ONE SHOT/Rated T+

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1 2ND PTG HENDERSON VAR
UNCANNY AVENGERS #2
WOLVERINES #8
ONI


EVIL EMPIRE #11 
TITAN
DOCTOR WHO 12TH #5 REG ZHANG
DOCTOR WHO 12TH #5 SUBSCRIPTION PHOTO
LIFE AFTER #7 


VALIANT
QUANTUM & WOODY MUST DIE #2 
TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #12 CVR A SEARS MAIN

 
 
 







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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

SOMETHING NEW

NEW COMICS
18TH FEBRUARY 
2015


It's a light meal but some interesting flavors...

ARCHIE
MEGA MAN #46 BROTHER VS BROTHER VAR CVR
WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #47

AVATAR
CROSSED BADLANDS #72 
GOD IS DEAD #29 


BONGO
SIMPSONS COMICS #218

BOOM  
ETERNAL #2
LUMBERJANES #11
PEANUTS VOL 2 #25


PLUNDER #1
(W) Swifty Lang (A/CA) Skuds McKinley
WHY WE LOVE IT: Swifty Lang gave us a whole new look at werewolves with Feeding Ground, a terrifying tale packed with social commentary. When he told us he'd teamed up with newcomer Skuds McKinley for a story of horror on the high seas, we were all in.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: BOOM! Studios and Archaia have been at the forefront of the horror comics revival, with titles like Feeding Ground, Curse, and Clive Barker's Next Testament. Plunder is the next step in that evolution, as fans of Captain Phillips and The Thing will enjoy this mix of current events-inspired adventure and supernatural terror.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: After facing off with an illegal Chinese vessel, a gang of Somali pirates tries to board what they think is a research vessel, only to find themselves in the midst of a massacre. As their worst nightmares become reality, the 14-year-old boy who went from translator to reluctant pirate not only becomes the key to survival, but must decide for himself how far he is willing to go in the name of self-preservation.
SUICIDE RISK #22

DARKHORSE
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #128
BTVS SEASON 10 #12 MAIN CVR
CREEPY COMICS #19
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #7 MAIN BA CVR


EI8HT #1 
(W) Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Welcome to the Meld, an inhospitable dimension in time where Joshua, a chrononaut, finds himself trapped. With no memory or feedback from the team of scientists that sent him, he can't count on anything but his heart and a stranger's voice to guide him to his destiny.
GROO FRIENDS AND FOES #2
STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #6 

DC COMICS
BATGIRL #39
BATMAN AND ROBIN #39
BATMAN ETERNAL #46
BATMAN SUPERMAN #19
BATWOMAN #39
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #20
FABLES #149 
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #39
INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #8
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #10
JUSTICE LEAGUE #39
KITCHEN #4

 
MULTIVERSITY MASTERMEN #1
W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Superstar writer Grant Morrison joins legendary artist Jim Lee on Earth-10 for one of the most dynamic, action-packed issues of this entire world-shattering series - THE MULTIVERSITY: MASTERMEN!
Imagine a world where the Nazis not only won World War II but went on to direct world culture for the next 60 years with the help of an orphaned, alien super-weapon known as Overman! But hope is not lost! Rising from the ashes of oppression are a diverse band of heroes raging against the fascist regime - a band of heroes known as THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS!
What nightmarish parallel worlds haunt the dreams of Overman? Who is the mysterious figure called Uncle Sam? And when the dust settles, will the actions of Phantom Lady, Black Condor, Human Bomb, Doll Man and The Ray be enough to stop Leatherwing, Blitzen and the other "heroes" of Earth-X?
Learn all this and more in this exciting issue that acts as chapter seven of the critically acclaimed MULTIVERSITY storyline.
NEW 52 FUTURES END #42 
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #39
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #7
SUPERGIRL #39
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #16
TEEN TITANS #7
TEEN TITANS GO #8
TRINITY OF SIN #5
WONDER WOMAN #39

DYNAMITE
ALICE COOPER #6
DAWN VAMPIRELLA #3 
EVIL ERNIE #4 CVR A SEELEY MAIN
KING MANDRAKE MAGICIAN #1 
LEGENDERRY GREEN HORNET #1 
LONE RANGER VINDICATED #4 
PATHFINDER ORIGINS #1 
RED SONJA #100 CVR A BENES MAIN
SOLAR MAN OF ATOM #9 CVR A LAMING MAIN
TERMINAL HERO #6 
TWILIGHT ZONE #12
VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #5 

IDW
MONO #3 
SONS OF ANARCHY #18 

IMAGE 
AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #4 
BITCH PLANET #3 
BURNING FIELDS #2
DEADLY CLASS #11 
DRIFTER #4 CVR A KLEIN 
FUSE #10 
GONERS #5
INVINCIBLE #117
IXTH GENERATION #2
LAZARUS #15 
MANIFEST DESTINY #13 
MPH #5 
REYN #2
RUMBLE #3 
SAVAGE DRAGON #202

SECRET IDENTITIES #1
(W) Brian Joines, Jay Faerber (A/CA) Ilias Kyriazis, Charlie Kirchoff
The supergroup known as The Front Line have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don't know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line have LOTS of secrets.

Writers BRIAN JOINES and JAY FAERBER and the stunning art team of ILIAS KYRIAZIS and CHARLIE KIRCHOFF bring you classic super-team action and intrigue for the 21st century.

Behind every mask is a secret...
SPARKS NEVADA MARSHAL ON MARS #1

INDIES
LADY MECHANIKA #4 
MERCY THOMPSON #5 

MARVEL
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #4
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FEAR HIM #3 
AVENGERS WORLD #17 TRO
BLACK WIDOW #15
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #5
DEATHLOK #5
IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #9
LEGENDARY STAR LORD #9 BV
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #11
MAGNETO #15


MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1 
(W) Joe Caramagna, Mairghread Scott (A/CA) Adam Archer
• Based on the highly anticipated new series coming to Disney XD in 2015, follow the further adventures of the Guardians of the Galaxy!
•  With a galaxy full of danger, only the Guardians stand between us and the destruction of everything!
•  Featuring adaptations of the upcoming animated series with a mix of screen grab and brand new stories for everyone to enjoy!
MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #10
MOON KNIGHT #12
MS MARVEL #12
NOVA #27
ROCKET RACCOON #8
SHE-HULK #12
SHE-HULK #12 ANKA FINAL ISSUE VAR


SILK #1
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Stacey Lee (CA) Dave Johnson
Cindy Moon exploded out of her bunker and into the Marvel Universe when we first learned that she had been bitten by that same radioactive spider in the first arc of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. She then went on to save Peter Parker's life (more than once!) and traverse the Spider-verse alongside Spider-Woman. Now, as SILK, Cindy is on her own in New York City, searching for her past, defining her own future, and webbing up wrong-doers along the way! Robbie Thompson (writer from TV's Supernatural) fills this new ongoing series with his unique blend of antics and feels. Featuring stunning covers by Eisner Award winner Dave Johnson and interiors by future superstar Stacey Lee.
Rated T
SILVER SURFER #9
STORM #8
UNCANNY X-MEN #31
WOLVERINES #7

ONI
LETTER 44 #14
ROCKET SALVAGE #3

TITAN
13 COINS #5 
DOCTOR WHO 10TH #7 REG GLASS


VALIANT
IVAR TIMEWALKER #2 CVR A ALLEN 
THE VALIANT #3 
UNITY #15 CVR A ALLEN