Jerry Gaylord, artist on the new Boom! series Fanboys vs. Zombies, will be appearing at our College Park store tomorrow, Saturday, May 26, from 1 to 3. Fanboys vs. Zombies is a good character-based story about friends and former friends trying to put their differences aside and survive a zombie outbreak at San Diego comicon! Plus, the first issue is only $1 so it's a great way to try out this new series.
May 26 - Jerry Gaylord Signing
Jerry Gaylord, artist on the new Boom comic Fanboys vs. Zombies (written by Sam Humphries), will be appearing at our College Park store from 1 pm to 3 pm to sign copies of the first 2 issues.
Jerry is a local Maryland comic artist, so be sure to come out and meet him!
Russ Kick, editor of the anthology The Graphic Canon, will be appearing at our Bethesda store for a signing on Saturday, June 2. Publisher's Weekly called The Graphic Canon "the graphic publishing literary event of the year". It is a collection of classic literature interpreted as comics by such greats as R. Crumb, Will Eisner, Molly Crabapple, and lots more, over 130 in total!
This first volume (of an eventual 3) is subtitled From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons, covering literature through the 1700s. The Odyssey, Beowulf, Lysistrata, The Book of the Dead, The Canterbury Tales, London Journal, and more.
After everyone on a plane gets amnesia, a reporter tries to discover who the mysterious person is who was on the flight list but disappeared after it landed. Plus a history of the government working with psychics, secret codes hidden in the letters column, and danger, action, and more mystery! A unique and fascinating new comic!
The Phoenix #1
by Daniel Hartwell, Neill Cameron, Ricardo Tangle, Jamie Smart, Sarwat Chadda, Patrice Aggs, Ben Haggerty, Garen Ewing, Simone Lia, Adam Murphy, James Turner, Lorenzo, The Etherington Brothers, Kate Brown
The first issue of the all-ages weekly British comic was even better than we hoped! Adventure, fantasy, puzzles, clues, humor, and more! Plus really, really good art. We are already running low on copies, so let us know if you want one so we can hold you a copy when we get more in stock! Issue #2 will be in next Wednesday!
Batman Incorporated #1
by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham
It's back! One of the most exciting Batman series in a while, as Talia al-Ghul puts out a hit on her son - Damian, the new Robin! Clever and funny Morrison dialogue, great dynamic art by Burnham aaaaand an assassin called Goatboy.
The Steve Ditko Archives 3: Mysterious Traveler HC
by Steve Ditko
Before he reached fame with The Amazing Spider-Man and Dr. Strange, Steve Ditko drew hundreds of comic book. This volume reprints some of his best suspense, mystery, haunted houses, and unsuspecting victims stories from the pages of Tales of the Mysterious Traveler and This Magazine Is Haunted. Never before reprinted!
Justice League Dark #9
by Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janin
The team is reassembled under the leadership of John Constantine, and the new writer, Jeff Lemire! (Who you might know from Animal Man and Sweet Tooth!) Lemire instantly has great dialogue between the characters, the comic feels very lively, and the group is off to South America to fight blood cultists under the control of Felix Faust! A great jumping on point.
The Comic Book History of Comics SC
by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey
From the first American comic books to the manga explosion and more, this history of comics covers it all, including the creators' rights movement, Jack Kirby, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Alan Moore, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Fredric Wertham, Roy Lichtenstein, Art Spiegelman, Hergé, Osamu Tezuka and more! A fascinating AND informative history. Plus it's pretty funny.
by Nate Bowden and Doug Dabbs
Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp come to town, a corrupt city where the cops get kickbacks from the drug dealers and no one seems to do anything about it. A modern update of the classic Tombstone story with noir flavor and plenty of gun blazin' action!
A Princess of Mars SC
by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ian Edginton, and I. N. J. Culbard
The first classic adventure tale of John Carter and his princess of Mars, Dejah Thoris, is adapted to comics by Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces, Leviathan)and the amazing art of Culbard (New Deadwardians, At the Mountains of Madness, Sherlock Holmes). One of the greatest scifi adventure tales ever, full of swashbuckling swordfights, airship chases, dastardly villains and monsters and betrayal! So good.
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Big Planet Comics Podcast #45 "Coney Island"
Kevin, Nick and Jared are in the new Big Planet Comics Podcast studios with more sad news about Nick's car, and reviews of all the new comics! Download now or subscribe on iTunes!
PODCAST REVIEWS: Best of Enemies: A History of US and Middle East Relations: Part One: 1783-1953 HC by Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B. The Cartoon Picayune #1 by Josh Kramer The Cartoon Picayune Fall 2011 by Josh Kramer, Bill Volk, Katherine Roy, James Sturm The Cartoon Picayune Spring 2012 by Josh Kramer, Andy Warner, Ethan Leners, Darryl Holliday, Erik Rodriguez Daddy Lightning by Tom Hart Deadenders SCby Ed Brubaker and Warren Pleece Hardcore #1 by Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri Holliday SC by Nate Bowden and Doug Dabbs Justice League Dark #9 by Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janin Mind Mgmt #1 by Matt Kindt The Phoenix #1 by Daniel Hartwell, Neill Cameron, Ricardo Tangle, Jamie Smart, Sarwat Chadda, Patrice Aggs, Ben Haggerty, Garen Ewing, Simone Lia, Adam Murphy, James Turner, Lorenzo, The Etherington Brothers, Kate Brown
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