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Arriving 2/25/15

Brian Hibbs

The last week of February is ready show you what the shortest month of the year is all about. Brubaker and Phillips have a slight return to their seminal creation, CRIMINAL, plus new WICKED + DIVINE and LOW. Squarely in “BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT” territory we have Latour and Rodriguez’s SPIDER-GWEN as the big launch this week.

Plus new collections of SEX CRIMINALS, FADE OUT and ZERO!

Click the cut to see more comic action than you can possibly stomach!

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Arriving 2/18/15

Brian Hibbs

This is a smaller week than the past few, likely the eye of the storm. We have some big contenders though, with BITCH PLANET, BATGIRL, DEADLY CLASS and MULTIVERSITY all landing on the racks.

Check under the cut for the rest of the books this week!

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“…But The Truth Is Probably Just This…” COMICS! Sometimes We Weren’t Worthy!

John Kane

Okay, okay. So I can’t keep that pace up. Back to the old as and when, I’m afraid. Stop cheering, already. Show a little class, huh.

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Sergio Ponchione. Steve Ditko. Jack Kirby. Wallace Wood.

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Arriving 2/11/2015

Brian Hibbs

Less flashy than last week, this one has some of the best and most reliable work being published currently. ASTRO CITY, THOR, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, the launch of the Marvel DARTH VADER book, new Lucy Knisley with DISPLACEMENT and the big one being the latest LOVE AND ROCKETS.

Check under the cut for the rest of the books though!

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“Seems Like Even The GODS Have Their ACCIDENTS!” COMICS! Sometimes The King Is Still Dead!

John Kane

“Tarru!” to you, too!! Just look at the creators on this thing! It’s like the comic book equivalent of one of those Irwin Allen films where Steve McQueen and Paul Newman jockey for top billing, Fred Astaire tumbles burning out of a lift, Michael Caine shouts about bloody, bloody bees and Gene Hackman tells God off with his steam blistered fists raised. It isn’t a movie, but is it a disaster?

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TALES OF THE NEW GODS by John Paul Leon, Kevin McCarthy, John Workman & Tatjana Wood

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Arriving 2/4/15

Brian Hibbs

It is SAGA week, so show up for that and stick around for the penultimate HAWKEYE, the new volume of STRAY BULLETS, SQUIRREL GIRL and EAST OF WEST.

There are so many more comics just under the cut though!

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Things that make me sad: the bookstore division

Brian Hibbs

http://borderlands-books.blogspot.com/2015/02/borderlands-books-to-close-in-march.html

Aw, lame.  Borderlands is a swell store.

What gets me the most is they’re planning to shut down as a result of the new $15 minimum wage law, but they would otherwise be a going concern — I, too, am super concerned about this law, as it radically scales up our cost of doing business is a way that really does little for us. Like Borderlands, we sell products with a SRP printed right on the cover and we can’t “raise prices” in any significant way to cover increased expenses. Going from $10.74/hr in 2013 to $15/hr in 2018 is a massive increase in a very short time!

The thing is, a higher minimum wage is unlikely to sell any more comics (comics are kind of a luxury item, really!), and I’m not even sure that it’s going to help the people it is intended to help anyway — certainly neither of my managers live in the City any longer because they can’t afford rents here, but they’re STILL not going to be able to afford it with the new rates.  They’re competing with Tech Boomers, who all get paid far more, and there aren’t good City policies in place to build more affordable housing stock. And so the price of McDonalds will just go up, which is likely to hurt the person earning minimum wage more anyway.

I’ve used to be proud for years that we paid more than MW (and for my Managers, we still do), but thanks to the voters of San Francisco, that state of affairs is pretty likely to end before 2018, and that sucks.

San Francisco went chain bookstore-free a few years back, so it’s even worse to see surviving indies get pushed out

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“..When You’re Digging For Artifacts…Don’t Bury Your Reputation!” COMICS! Sometimes I Guess You Can’t Trust An Orangutan!

John Kane

In which I continue to drag you along on my cheerless trudge through all the 1970s Marvel UK issues of Planet of the Apes Weekly a man at work lent me that time. Doesn’t it just make everything in your life seem radiant with an inner light by comparison? Suit yourself.

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Planet of the Apes by George Tuska, Mike Esposito & Doug Moench

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“You Can’t…Put A BULLET…In A NIGHTMARE!” COMICS! Sometimes Pleasures Can Be Dark Indeed!

John Kane

Thanks to the snow and the UK’s inability to ever cope with it I got a bit of extra time (but not your…kisss!). I’ll have to make that time up mind you, but don’t you worry about that, because here’s a pitiful splatter of words about a collection of Tom Sutton’s work on Charlton’s “ghost” line of comics. I should probably tell you upfront that I liked ‘em, because I know I can be a bit equivocal about this stuff.

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Abhay: Inquisition- Detective Comics #35 & #36

Abhay Khosla

Intro text!  I love it!

This is the 5th in a series of question-and-answer sessions about recent comics.  The same 10 questions get asked in each installment of this series; the answers are sometimes different, except when I get sleepy, then I just copy-paste and hope no one notices.

Past installments have been about The Valiant #1, Bitch Planet #1, Rumble #1, and The Names #1.  This week breaks from the all #1 issue motif that had been going before, so that I could try out a complete two-part story.  How exciting!  INTRO TEXT!

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Arriving 1/26/2015

Brian Hibbs

This week is the week to be waiting for. Lots of great things! ZERO, SEX CRIMINALS, BITCH PLANET, New CASANOVA and the launch of Bodenheim and Hickman’s DYING AND THE DEAD!

Click the cut to find out what else is happening this week!

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“Run Scared And You End Up Running From Yourself.” COMICS! Sometimes A Sunday Morning Is The Last Thing You’d Think To Compare Him to!

John Kane

Carlos Ezquerra. Alan Hebden. Major Eazy.

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Major Eazy by Carlos Ezquerra

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“Man HAS No Understanding, Dr. Zira! He Can Be Taught A Few Simple TRICKS Nothing More!” COMICS! Sometimes I’m Just Glad I Don’t Have Ka-Zar’s Vet Bills!

John Kane

In which I continue to fly in the face of popular opinion, medical advice, and common sense to continue my languorous amble through Marvel UK’s Planet of the Apes Weekly.

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Planet of the Apes by Tuska, Esposito & Moench

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Abhay: Inquisition – The Names #1

Abhay Khosla

This is a series of reviews, answering (too many!) questions about recent comics.

Previous installments have been about The Valiant #1, Bitch Planet #1, and Rumble #1.  This week is about The Names #1, from DC Vertigo.

Spoiler Opportunity: Have I ever spoiled a comic for you?  Now’s your chance to get me back because I have only read the first issue of this comic so far, but a bunch have come out since.  If you’ve read this comic (and statistically-speaking, you haven’t), now is your time for revenge.  “Now is our time for revenge” — I think that was a line from the Phantom Menace.  Oh wait, did I just spoil the Phantom Menace for you??  If so, revenge can be yours for, like… well, a lot of money; comics aren’t cheap; nobody said life would be easy.  “Nobody said life’s going to be all easy, bro” — the Theme Song to that show Friends.  Ha, spoiled you again!!!  <lights sparklers; drives off into sunset>

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Arriving 1/21/15

Brian Hibbs

This is a, not surprisingly, small shipping week as we are now safely in the year 2015. But there is still new TOOTH AND CLAW, WICKED + DIVINE and WINTER SOLDIER.

 

Check under the cut for the rest of the books this week!

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“You Who Are Reading Me Now Are A Different Breed – I Hope A Better One.” COMICS! Sometimes You Stop And Find Forty Years Have Slipped Down The Back of The Sofa!

John Kane

Yes! This is a thing which is happening! It’s the second patience sapping instalment of the world’s slowest and most digressive crawl through Marvel UK’s Planet of the Apes Weekly (1974 – 1977). O ye of little faith! Run, you fools!

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Planet of the Apes by George Tuska, Mike Esposito & Doug Moench

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“The Friend Of Man…A FIVE POUND NOTE!” COMICS! Sometimes You Better Mind Your Langridge!

John Kane

A world of Abhay magic awaits you below this post. So scroll on down! Me, I’m trying this writing thing again. So…

Roger Langridge. The Fez.

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THE FEZ by Roger Langridge
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Abhay: Inquisition – Rumble #1

Abhay Khosla

Here is the 3rd attempt at answering a series of questions about a comic, this attempt concerning the recent Image debut of Rumble.

Part 1 was about The Valiant #1, and Part 2 was about Bitch Planet #1.

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Arriving 1/14/2015

Brian Hibbs

Some of our favorites come in this week, with SUPREME BLUE ROSE, SILVER SURFER, ASTRO CITY and JUPITER’S LEGACY. Plus Marvel’s STAR WARS debuts this week, which may be reason enough to celebrate.

Click the link to see what else is coming this week!

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“I Am The Storm…Returned From The Grave.” COMICS! Sometimes I See How Writing A Bit More Off The Cuff Works Out For Us All!

John Kane

Ugh, January. Anway, I had a quiet hour or two so here’s a couple of comics I liked in 2014 that I thought didn’t get enough play. I’ll just rectify that then…

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Starslammers by Simonson, Workman & Ory

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“…His Wisdom Must Walk Hand In Hand With His Idiocy.” INSANE RAMBLING! COMICS! Sometimes It’s Context Of The Planet Of The Apes!

John Kane

Laydeez enn gennelmen! Please be seated for tonight’s presentation. Refreshments are available from the kiosk. Smoking is permitted in the auditorium because this is the 1970s and we are all going to live forever. Yes, your eyes do not deceive you, this is the 1970s. This is the Bronze Age. And this? This is the Preamble to The Planet of the Apes. (Again.)

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Cher on The Planet of the Apes. Yes, Really.

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