Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fantom Comics: Controversial ‘Before Watchmen’ to be Released in June

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Controversial 'Before Watchmen' to be Released in June
Will the prequels be Star Wars prequels bad or original Watchmen awesome?

June 6th marks the debut issue of Before Watchman – arguably the most controversial comic book to be released since the Death of Superman 20 years ago.

Next week, Time Warner and DC Comics will release the first  issue of Before Watchmen, the prequel to the original.

Alan Moore – the reclusive British writer of Watchmen famous for his worship of a snake god – insisted that this comic not be made. The fact that the genius behind the series is missing from the project has certainly raised eyebrows among fans and industry insiders alike. Some stores are refusing to even stock the books.
Despite the star power of the artists and writers involved (Brian Azzarello, Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner, J. Michael Straczynski, Andy & Joe Kubert and Jae Lee among others), and the full backing of Time Warner/DC Comics, the release of the series is already raising hackles for many fans.

Matthew Klokel, owner of Fantom Comics in Union Station, certainly believes so. "There's been lots of controversy in this store. On the one hand, people hate that Moore isn't involved, and they still have a bad taste in their mouth from the awful Star Wars prequels." But it's not all black and white, stresses Klokel. "For one thing, the original artist, Dave Gibbons, fully endorses the project." Will Fantom Comics be stocking the comic? "You betcha," says Klokel. "We've ordered a ton. Personally, I can't wait to read them."

The original Watchman was published in 1986. To this day, many consider this 12-issue series to be the greatest superhero comic of all time.  Since its release, fans have been left with nowhere to go. Next week marks the first glimpse of the Watchman series in over a quarter century.

You can find the first issue of the first mini-series, Before Watchmen: Minutemen, at Fantom Comics, located on the East Mezzanine Level of Union Station, or online from Fantom's Digital Store on Wednesday, June 6th.

Union Station - 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE | Washington, DC 20002 | 202-241-6498

June 7: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women and More!

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The Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery Presents:Graphic Details with title
Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women
June 7 - September 2, 2012
Opening Reception
Thursday, June 7
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Remarks at 7:00 pm by:
Michael Kaminer & Sara Lightman, co-curators
Zachary Levine, Yeshiva University Museum Curator
Spotlighting the raw, revealing voices of Jewish women and their singular presence in graphic storytelling, the exhibition illuminates the intersection of experiences that make these diaristic comics so compelling. Funny, outrageous, poignant and embarrassingly intimate all at once, the works in "Graphic Details" reflect the artists' individual journeys, refracted through a distinctively Jewish lens in a pop-culture art form. Some bare their bodies. Some expose their psyches. All are fearless about sex, romance, politics, body functions, experiences, emotions and desires.

Life Unreal exhibit by Evan Keeling on display

Evan Keeling of the DC Conspiracy has an exhibit with Scott White on display at Northside Social Coffee and Wine ongoing until June 17th. Northside Social is at 33211 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

June 1: John Fantucchio art exhibit opening

From: Mary Fantucchio:

"John G. Fantucchio will have three paintings on display in Alexandria at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery. We'd like to invite you to the opening reception - food and drinks will be served. Come and meet John on Friday, June 1, 7 - 10. The title of the show is 'Art On the Edge.' It's an all experimental art exhibit. His stuff may look like something you'd find hanging in the lounge on the Starship Enterprise - but sorry, no comic book artwork. The address is 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22301-1124. Their phone number is 703-838-4827."

For those joining us late, John is a comics fanzine artist of the 1960s who turned to fine art and teaching.

Stan "The Man" Returns to Baltimore as 2012 Guest of Honor!

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Stan "The Man" Returns to Baltimore as

2012 Guest of Honor!

Stan Lee pictureBALTIMORE, MARYLAND - May 30, 2012 - The Baltimore Comic-Con is honored to officially announce that Stan "The Man" Lee will be the returning as the Guest of Honor for the second year in a row at this year's convention. The show will be taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center the weekend of September 8-9, 2012.


Lee will only be making public appearances on Saturday, September 8, 2012, signing autographs and posing for photographs with guests in attendance of the show.


"Stan's first appearance at the Baltimore Comic-Con was an unmitigated success last year," said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Having him return for a second go-around is simply amazing and a great opportunity for those who missed him last year to meet a living legend in the comic industry!"


Known the world over as the architect of the Marvel Universe, Lee-along with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko-co-created some of the most iconic characters of the Silver Age, including the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Iron Man, and Doctor Strange.


Lee began his career in comics in 1939 at the age of 16, working for Martin Goodman at Timely Comics. He made his writing debut in 1941 with a text filler story in Captain America Comics #3 and wrote his first back-up story for the title two issues later. Lee continued to write for the publisher and, at the age of 19, was installed as interim editor. With a head for business and an eye for comics, Lee graduated to become editor-in-chief and art director of the comics division.


Throughout his illustrious career, which has spanned more than 70 years, Lee has been a writer, editor, publisher, President, and Chairman at Marvel Comics. He's made cameo appearances in 15 films based on his creations-including this summer's record-breaking blockbuster, The Avengers.


In October of 2011, Lee joined with 1821 Comics to the start "Stan Lee's Kids Universe," a multimedia comic imprint whose purpose is to produce new kids material. Most recently, he co-wrote the graphic novel, Romeo and Juliet: The War - a reimagining of the classic Shakespeare tale with a sci-fi twist-which debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times best-seller list for both the hardcover and trade paperback.


"We couldn't be happier to welcome back the biggest star in all of comics," said Nathan. "Not only is this a real treat for us, but one for the fans planning to attend the show as well!"


In addition to his Baltimore Comic-Con appearance on Saturday, Stan will participate in the Harvey Awards on Saturday evening. Details regarding ticket pricing for autographs, photographs, and VIP packages will be released over the next few weeks. To receive the latest information about Stan Lee and all of the Baltimore Comic-Con news, sign up for our mailing list at!


In addition to Guest of Honor Stan Lee, other confirmed guests for the show including: Laura & Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie); Brian Bolland (Dial H, Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland); Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn); Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows); Steve Conley (Bloop webcomic; Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen:  Silk Spectre); Lar deSouza (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.); Garth Ennis (The Shadow, Hellblazer, Preacher, The Boys); Rich Faber (Roboy Red); David Finch (Batman:  The Dark Knight); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman); Keith Giffen (Superman, O.M.A.C., Green Arrow); Gene Ha (Justice League); Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The 'Nam); Cully Hamner (Action Comics); Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City); Jamal Igle (KISS, Supergirl, The Ray); J.G. Jones (Wanted, Doc Savage); Barry Kitson (Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four); Joe Kubert (Before Watchmen: Nightowl); Scott Kurtz (; David Mack (Kabuki); Ron Marz (Artifacts, Voodoo); Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman); Mark Morales (Avengers vs. X-Men); Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Frank Quitely (All Star Superman, Batman & Robin); John Romita, Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men); Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge); Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One-Shot); Walter Simonson (Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers); Ryan Sohmer (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Scott Snyder (Batman, Severed, Swamp Thing); Brian Stelfreeze (ICE); Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin); Billy Tucci (A Child Is Born, Shi); Matt Wagner (Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredeemable); and Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein).


In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.


This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.


Please take a moment to help us spread this message using the social media links embedded, reposting, or retweeting!


Contact Information

Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con: - for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution - for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications - for inquiries about submitted registrations - for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet - for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries


About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 13th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. For more information, please visit

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 7 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit

Baltimore Comic-Con | P.O. Box 917 | Reisterstown | MD | 21136

New Arrivals this week at Game On! plus Video

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Game On! Comics Weekly Digest

Come  Visit Us!
May 30, 2012
In this issue
:: New Titles this Week
:: Game Nights
 Dear Mike,


Welcome to Game On! Comics



We hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Holiday!





Thank you to everyone that has kept current with picking up your comic books.  It really helps the shop out when you are picking up your comics regularly!!!


This weeks video containing everything new at Game On!


Comic book store Vienna VA
New Titles this Week





New Comic Book titles this week 5-29-12


Best Discounts in the area--Not just a slogan, we really do have the best price discounts when you become a Game On! Comics Loyalty Member!  Details here:  Loyalty Membership

Animal Man annual

Comic of the Week

Animal Man Annual #1


A stand alone tale detailing the history of the epic struggle between THE RED, THE GREEN and THE ROT!  As seen in ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING, these forces will play a major role in the future of the DC Universe







Amazing Spider-Man Annual #39

American Vampire #27

Americas Got Powers #2

Angel & Faith #10

Animal Man Annual #1

Avengers Vs X-Men #1 3rd Ptg

Avengers Vs X-Men #2 3rd Ptg

Batman Annual #1

Batman Beyond Unlimited #4

Bionic Woman #2

Bomb Queen VII: Queens World #4 (L)

BPRD Hell/Earth Transformation: O'Donnell #1

Exile From The Planet Of The Apes #3

Fables #117

FF #18

Game Of Thrones #8

Glamourpuss #25

Gore #6

Grim Leaper #1

Grimm Fairy Tales: Alice/Wonderland #1 2d Pt

Grimm Fairy Tales: Alice In Wonderland #6 (L)

Grimm Fairy Tales: Call Of Wonderland #1

Grimm Fairy Tales: Jungle Book #3

Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends #17

Grimm Fairy Tales: Oversized Cosplay Special

Hawken #4

Hulk Smash Avengers #5 (L)

Incredible Hulk #8

Jennifer Blood #13

Li'l Depressed Boy #11

Magdalena #12

Marvel Previews June 2012

Mass Effect: Homeworlds #2

Mediterranea #7

Monocyte #4 (L)

New Deadwardians #3

New Mutants #43

Next Men Aftermath #43

Peter Panzerfaust #4

Powers #10

Previews #285 June 2012

Queen Sonja #29

Rachel Rising #8

Rasl #14

Ravagers #1

Road Rage (Stephen King / Joe Hill) #4 (L)

Rocketeer Adventures 2 #3

Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #13

Star Trek Ongoing #9

Star Trek TNG Doctor Who Assimilation #1

Star Wars Blood Ties: Boba Fett Is Dead #2

Supercrooks #3

Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #74

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #10

Transformers Robots In Disguise Ongoing #5

Ultimate Comics Ultimates #11

Uncanny X-Men #12

Walking Dead #98

Wolverine #307

Wolverine And X-Men #11

X-Men #29

X-Men Legacy #267

Zombies Vs Robots Annual 2012






Cow Boy: A Boy And His Horse Hc

DC Nation Magazine #1

Futurama Comics #61

Roger Langridge's Snarked #8

Simpsons Summer Shindig #6

Sonic The Hedgehog #237

Superman Family Adventures #1

Young Justice #16






Batman: Death By Design HC

Captain America & Bucky Old Wounds HC

Channel Zero TP Complete Collection

Kick-Ass 2 HC

Stand TP Vol 03 Soul Survivors

Villains For Hire TP Knight Takes King

Game Nights 


Tuesday Nights 7pm-11pm----STARTING in 2 WEEKS!

D and D

We may change our D&D night to Saturday.  If you have mentioned that you are interested in playing then look to get an additional email this week. 


Come play D&D at the store.  We are currently ready to start a new campaign for 1st level characters.  If you have never played before this is your time to start.  Because each story has limited space you must email us and let us know that you would like to join.  We will be starting with just 6 people.






Wednesday Nights 7-9pm

Magic the Gathering





Tonight, we will have Casual Play night.  Just bring your cards and hang out!


Next week is a special Booster Draft night! For only $10 you will get 3 booster packs and then you will pass cards around the table until you have made a brand new deck to play with.



We now have Avacyn Restored in stock but our stock is going VERY FAST. 

Friday Nights 7-9pm

GG Heroclix 




















Heroclix at Game On! Comics in Vienna, Va, this Friday, June 1st at 7 p.m., The Gods must be crazy! Build a 1000 point team for Golden Age rules, no colossal figures but Feats and BFC's are allowed at 10 percent of the build total. At least one figure must be 300 points or more and at least one figure must have the Deity keyword. There will be extra 300 point and Deity figures to borrow for the night if you need figures to fit the game conditions

Also, here is the link for the Wizkids event system for those who don't have it already:

We have the next few weeks already up on the site, if you have a Wizkids ID it would be good to register for each event as soon as you can. If you don't have an ID yet, it only take a minute or two to create one.

Congrats to last weeks winners: 




1st: Greyson



2nd: John



Fellowship: Joey











Comic Review

 Hulk Smash Avengers


hulk smashThis is issue #5 of a 5 issue mini-series.  In Hulk Smash Avengers #1 we see Hulk and the Avengers back in the 60's and each issue after that has been a new decade, the 70s, 80's, 90s, and now current day (or maybe just a few years ago). 


This one focuses on Red Hulk with Banner playing a background role.   The Red Hulk is fighting the New Avengers and no one knows who he is.  Iron Man is trying to work with Banner, who is currently under lock and key, trying to figure out WHO is this new Red Hulk. 


Banner is very reluctant to help out because this issue takes place after Planet Hulk, where Banner was not treated very well.


Not knowing much about Red Hulk, this issue was very helpful to me.  I learned a little bit about him and got to see the New Avengers back in action again. 


These 5 issues have been great fun to read.  We also have postcards for each issue in the store for free if you would like one the next time you are in.


I would recommend this series to everyone.  Especially for people that don't know much about Hulk and Red Hulk.  But for those of you that do, these titles re-tell some stories that you may be familiar with from a different angle.





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May 26th through 28th
All graphic novels are 25% off.

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Game On! Comics | 310 Dominion Rd. NE | Vienna | VA | 22180

Magic Bullet #5 contributors announced in Kickstarter campaign

From: andrew cohen:
The DC Conspiracy is excited to announce the line up for MAGIC BULLET #5, due out this summer.  Almost 50 contributing artists, almost all of whom are current or former residents of DC, or have some other connection to the area.  See the list at

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Capicons Show Next Sun, June 3rd

Capicons Comic Book & Pop Culture Con
Sunday, June 3, 2012
10 am - 3 pm
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Hall, 

2148 Gallows Rd, Dunn Loring, Virginia
Admission $3 - Kids FREE!

Open to the public from 10 am - 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver, Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers & Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos & DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trek memorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-related collectibles. Door prize drawings at 11, 12 and 1!


K. Michael Crawford, Children's Illustrator
...and MORE!!

Directions to DLVFRD: 
Take I-495 (DC/Capital Beltway) to Exit 47A (Rt. 7 West). Go 1/2 Mile, Left on Gallows Rd. 1 mile to 2148 Gallows Rd.

Capicons is on Facebook!

Become a fan on Facebook, and keep on top of show updates.


To book a table, be added to our mailing list, request flyers, or for more info about our show, email

Thank you,
Jeff & Laura & Ed

**New Cappy illustration by JC Lyman!!**

Young Walter Simonson of College Park, MD

The Origin of Walt Simonson Harvey, Gorilla Daze blog

Comic Riffs on Galifianakis' latest award

2012 REUBEN AWARDS: MAD's Richmond, Post's Galifianakis react to big wins
By Michael Cavna and Tom Racine
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog May 29 2012

June 30: Danger Club comic signing

Danger Club Signing

May 25, 2012 by   of Convention Scene

Landry Quinn Walker and Eric Jones sign at Third Eye Comics on Saturday June 30, 2012 from 11am-1pm.

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Press Release:

In continuing some of the awesome in-store signings we've had with recent IMAGE hits like PETER PANZERFAUST, STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE, HEART and more, we're stoked to announce that we're going to be doing a BIG launch signing for DANGER CLUB #3 this JUNE.

This book is something special, folks. The concept. The artwork. The storytelling. It's the total package, and we are totally excited about every second of it. If you took Brian K. Vaughan's RUNAWAYS, Nick Spencer's MORNING GLORIES, and then applied the dark filter of WATCHMEN to them… you'd get DANGER CLUB.

We're pretty pumped to let you know we'll have creators LANDRY QUINN WALKER and ERIC JONES in store at THIRD EYE COMICS in ANNAPOLIS to sign copies of their new series.

What's DANGER CLUB? In a world of heroes and villains, the greatest super-heroes fly off to space to take down an unstoppable force… but they don't come back. And, they've left behind their sidekicks to take care of the planet — or destroy it.

A visceral, brutal, and angry look at teen sidekicks, something we haven't seen intensity like since BRAT PACK, this new series is one of my most anticipated of the Summer.

My gut instinct just looking at preview pages is that of BRIAN K. VAUGHAN'S RUNAWAYS put through the filter of WATCHMEN.

The writing is sharp, with great dialogue, and very cool spins on familiar superhero archetypes of the superhero genre, and Eric Jones's artwork brings the book to life in a BIG and EXCITING way.

Imagine a world of super-powered teenagers who lack the guidance of their mentors? An entire generation raised in a culture of violence who lack the temperament that comes with age. And, while the superheroes normally come back from these big cosmic crisis and wars… they're not coming back this time, so Earth is pretty screwed.

Very cool stuff, Third Eye Faithful! Make sure you pick up issue #1 on April 4th, and jump on board, so you can join us on Saturday 6/30 for our big launch party of DANGER CLUB #3, and you can get Landry and Eric to sign copies of 1-3 for you!

Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Today: Jerry Gaylord at Big Planet College Park

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!

1 pm-3 pm
Big Planet Comics of College Park
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Big Planet Comics Orbit Newsletter - May 25, 2012

Big Planet Comics

May 25, 2012

Jerry Gaylord is signing on Saturday!

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!

1 pm-3 pm
Big Planet Comics of College Park
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Feel free to forward on our newsletter, and please send us any comments or mailing list requests to

- the Big Planet Comics kids

UPCOMING June 2 - Russ Kick Signing

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.

1 pm-3 pm
Big Planet Comics of Bethesda
4849 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814


Mind Mgmt #1

by Matt Kindt

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.

Holliday SC

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.
27 (Twenty Seven) Vol 2 Second Set SC
Adventures Into The Unknown Archives Vol 1 HC
Andrew Loomis Succesful Drawing HC
Caligula Vol 1 SC
Joe Hill The Cape HC
Crossed Badlands #6
Godzilla #1
Golden Age Western Comics HC
The Guild: Fawkes
Hero Comics 2012
Interiorae SC
Mad Archives Vol 3 HC
Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider-Man Vol 7 SC
The Mighty Thor By Matt Fraction Vol 1 SC
No Place Like Home #4
Prophet #25
Resident Alien #1
Star Wars Darth Vader Ghost Prison #1 (Of 5)
Thief Of Thieves #2 3rd Ptg
Thief Of Thieves #3 3rd Ptg
Thief Of Thieves #4 2nd Ptg
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Death of Spider-Man Fallout SC
Uncanny X-Force Vol 3 The Dark Angel Saga Book 1 SC
Xenoholics Vol 1 SC

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!
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 SC by 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

Send us questions to or call us at 1-703-539-CAST! (1-703-539-2278)

5/26 - Jerry Gaylord
Signing Fanboys vs. Zombies
1pm - 3pm
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

6/2 - Russ Kick
Signing The Graphic Canon
4849 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

6/9 - Nick Abadzis
Signing Hugo Tate
4849 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

6/16 - Free RPG Day
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

7/4 - 20% off Sale
All stores!

7/28 - Matt Dembicki
Signing Xoc
7315 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Signing Xoc
426 Maple Ave. East
Vienna, VA 22180

New Next Week 5/30

(Let us know if you want any of these!)

Aka GN
Amazing Spider-Man #684 2nd Ptg
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #39
American Vampire #27
Americas Got Powers #2 (of 6)
Angel & Faith #10
Animal Man Annual #1
Archie & Friends Double Digest #16
Astonishing X-Men #49 2nd Ptg
Avatar Last Airbender TP Vol 02 Promise Part 2
Avengers Vs X-Men #2 (of 12) 3rd Ptg
B & V Friends Double Digest #225
Batman Annual #1 (Night of the Owls)
Batman Beyond Unlimited #4
Batman Death By Design Deluxe Ed HC
Batman Prey TP
Battle of Blood & Ink Fable of Flying City GN
Best of the Three Stooges
Best Shot in the West Adventures of Nat Love GN
Bionic Woman #2
Bloodstrike #28
Bomb Queen VII Queens World #4 (of 4)
BPRD Hell on Earth Transformation Odonnell #1
Brian Boru Irelands Warrior King GN
Call of Wonderland #1 (of 3)
Channel Zero TP Complete Collection
Cow Boy A Boy And His Horse HC
Daredevil #11 2nd Ptg
Daredevil By Brubaker And Lark Ult Coll TP Book 02
DC Nation #1
Diablo #4 (of 5)
Elephantmen TP Vol 00
Empowered TP Vol 07
Exile Planet O/T Apes #3 (of 4)
Fables Deluxe Edition HC Vol 05
FF #18
Futurama Comics #61
Game of Thrones #8
Garth Ennis Jennifer Blood #13
GFT Alice in Wonderland #6 (of 6)
GFT Jungle Book #3 (of 5)
GFT Myths & Legends #17
GFT Oversized Cosplay Special
Ghostbusters Ongoing #9
Glamourpuss #25
Gore #6 (of 12)
Graphic Canon TP Vol 01 Gilgamesh To Shakespeare
Green Arrow TP Vol 01 The Midas Touch
Grim Leaper #1 (of 4)
Hack Slash Omnibus TP Vol 04
Hawken #4 (of 6)
Hulk Smash Avengers #5 (of 5)
Incredible Hulk #8
Irredeemable TP Vol 09
Kick-Ass 2 Prem HC
Lil Depressed Boy #11
Magdalena #12
Marvel Firsts 1970s TP Vol 03
Mass Effect Homeworlds #2
Mediterranea #7 (of 14)
Mediterranea TP Vol 01
Mind the Gap #1 2nd Ptg
Monsieur Jean Singles Theory HC
Moon Moth GN
New Avengers #25 2nd Ptg
New Deadwardians #3 (of 8 )
New Mutants #43 Exiled
Next Men Aftermath #43
Peter Panzerfaust #4
Peyo Life And Work SC
Powers #10
Previews #285 June 2012
Princess of Mars Illustrated Classics GN
Puella Magi Madoka Magica GN Vol 01
Queen Sonja #29
Rachel Rising #8
Rasl #14
Ravagers #1
Rinse TP
Rocketeer Adventures 2 #3
Roger Langridges Snarked #8
Secret Avengers #26 2nd Ptg
Simpsons Summer Shindig #6
Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #13
Sonic the Hedgehog #237
Star Trek Ongoing #9
Star Trek TNG Doctor Who Assimilation #1
Star Wars Blood Ties Boba Fett is Dead #2 (of 4)
Star Wars Knight Errant Vol 2 Deluge SC
Starman Omnibus Vol 1 SC
Stephen King Joe Hill Road Rage #4 (of 4)
Supercrooks #3 (of 4)
Superman Family Adventures #1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #10
Transformers Robots in Disguise Ongoing #5
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #11
Until Death Do Us Part Vol 1 SC
Walking Dead #98
Wolverine #307
Wolverine And X-Men #11 AVX
Wonder Woman Vol 1 Blood HC
X-Men #29
X-Men Legacy #267 AVX
X-Men Phoenix: Endsong Warsong Ultimate Collection SC
Young Justice #16
Zombies HC
Zombies Vs Robots Annual 2012

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