I hope everyone has power back by now, or you are reading this on your phone while recharging it at a local coffee shop. We only lost power in our Vienna store for one day, so I think we got off pretty lucky! (Our homes were less so, ask Peter about his cars!) I also hope everyone had a good 4th of July holiday, thanks for everyone who came out for our sale and everyone who made it to Bethesda for Marc Tyler Nobleman signing his new book Bill the Boy Wonder about Bill Finger, the co-creator of most of the Batman mythos.
UPCOMING - July 28 - Matt Dembicki Signing Xoc: The Journey of a Great White
Well, after you read the story of Xoc Pup above, get ready for a full graphic novel of the stories of a grown up great white shark! Matt Dembicki's Xoc is coming out soon! Join us on Saturday, July 28, at our College Park and Vienna stores for Matt signing copies of his new book.
Much like the immensely successful Superman: Earth One, this stand-alone graphic novel is a retelling of the early days of Batman in its own world. Bruce Wayne's father is running for mayor. Jim Gordon might be corrupt. Alfred has a tough, military background. And yet from this, a vigilante named Batman will still arise... A great new take on the idea of Batman, adding a lot of humanity and character to Bruce Wayne and some amazing art by Frank!
5 Centimeters per Second SC
by Makoto Shinkai
A young boy and a young girl become close friends with the possibility of more, but as their families prepare to move, will they make the step forward? And how will this time affect the rest of their lives? A long and deliberate look at early love and connections.
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1
by Len Wein and Jae Lee
As Watchmen comes to a close, Ozymandias looks back on his life and begins telling his autobiography, from his earliest days to his decision to become a superhero. Jae Lee's astounding art sets this apart, with vistas of the ancient world and action.
Wizzywig: Portrait of a Serial Hacker HC
by Ed Piskor
An "inspired by true events" drama, as a young kid grows up in the hacker culture of the '80s and somehow turns into the world's most hunted fugitive! A slowburn of character development shows how someone can turn down this path, and a great series of storytelling using flashbacks and a framing sequence as "Boingthump" is finally caught!
Snake Oil #7: Witchzard
by Charles Forsman
A trio of high schoolers try to make their heavy metal band Witchzard successful even as two of them both are interested in the third. A very evocative look at high school and the drama of having a band, with some interesting twists and great characters moments.
Hero Worship #1
by Zak Penn, Scott Murphy, and Michael DiPascale
From one of the co-writers of The Avengers movie comes a tale of a world where the sole superhero is followed like a celebrity and near-worshipped by humanity. When a superfan gets a chance to meet Zenith, things begin to get a bit strange as there may be more going on then people are aware of. Plus there is a twist at the end for the fan!
The Cape: 1969 #1 (of 4)
by Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella, and Nelson Daniel
At the height of the America-Vietnam War, two helicoptor medics are shot down behind enemy lines. But even as the Vietcong hunt them through the jungle, there is something else lurking, something worse. A strange prequel that will hopefully reveal how the Cape can give someone superpowers, but told in a war/horror setting!
The Muppets #1 (of 4)
by Roger Langridge
The whole Muppet gang prepares for a show at the theater, but with the arrival of a special guest on the show, can love be in the air for Animal? It can if the guest is Meredith the Mountain Gorilla! Plus lots of shorts and other great Muppet moments by the Muppet master, Roger Langridge!
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