LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY!!
Local Comic Shop Day is a new event that calls attention to independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their role as pop culture fire-starters. Now in its third year, LCSD has doubled in size with more than 550 participating local comic shops across the country and featuring 17 unique items that will only be available through these brick and mortar stores. Allocations may occur, so quantities will be limited. All items will be sold on a first come, first served basis. We will have a strict limit of one of any particular item per person, although you may purchase more than one item.
While it's awesome that publishers have rallied around this event to provide some truly great limited edition comics and statues, the real purpose of Local Comic Shop Day is to remind the comic book buying public just how pivotal the role of the Local Comic Shop is to the very foundation of this medium. Week in and week out these independently run businesses, some of whom (like Zanadu Comics) have survived for decades, provide their customers with insights, recommendations and service that only actual humans can deliver. Not some star rated b.s. review on Amazon, but personally crafted conversations for each individual who walks through the door from an employee who truly loves these silly, beautiful things called comic books. So, on November 18th 2017, please stop by Zanadu Comics (or any of the other participating stores) to check out the exclusive items and other fabulous surprises that make each and every comic book retailer unique!
Thank you for supporting local comic book retailers and independent business!!
All art for LCSD ads, etc. by Todd Nauck and Gabe Eltaeb
The official Local Comic Book Day website can be found HERE
4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK HC
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Tyler Boss
($29.99) From Black Mask. 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK is the darkly comedic story of four burgeoning child criminals and their elaborate plans.When a group of bumbling criminals show up in her father’s life looking to pull one last job, young Paige has two choices – let her father get caught up in their criminal hijinks or enlist her three best friends to do the job first. Paige picks the bad one. 208 pages. Collects the 5-issue mini-series.
Cover by Tyler Boss
animosity: the rise hc
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Juan Doe
($19.99) From Aftershock comics. “The Animals thought, spoke and took revenge. The dust has settled and the blood has dried, but a new force is rising in the West, ready to help Animal-kind seize power in the dark new world to come…” Spinning out from Marguerite Bennett’s (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) hit new series ANIMOSITY is this special collection, illustrated by Juan Doe (AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER)! Witness the devastating effects of “The Wake” and how it affected other parts of the world on that terrifying day! This hardcover edition, printed in the European Graphic Album size of 8.4 x 11.6, will be the only solo collection of this limited series ever printed. This oversized edition collects all three issues of this spin-off from the fan-favorite Animosity series. Available for the first time, and limited to 1,500 copies, as an exclusive for Local Comic Shop Day.
Cover by Juan Doe
bATMAN HUSH: 15TH ANNIVERSARY DLX ED HC
(W) Jeph Loeb (A) Jim Lee, Scott Williams (CA) Jim Lee
($49.99) From DC Comics. This special version of the new BATMAN: HUSH Deluxe Edition hardcover features new cover art by Jim Lee presented in black and white with no front cover trade dress, limited to just 1,000 copies!
In this classic tale, Batman sets out to learn the identity of the mysterious villain known as Hush. But Batman ends up facing the most intense case of his life as secrets from his past flood into the present! Guest-starring the Dark Knight's greatest allies and enemies, this title presents BATMAN #608-619, a 6-page segment from Wizard #0 and a 2-page origin story that originally appeared at dccomics.com, collected as a Deluxe Edition hardcover for the first time, along with a brand-new cover by superstar artist Jim Lee!
Cover by Jim Lee
(W) Kwanza Osajyefo (A) Jamal Igle
($34.99) From Black Mask. In a world that already hates and fears them - what if only Black people had superpowers. After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it's safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free.
($9.99) From Black Mask. Join the resistance with this black bandana inspired by the flag of The Mulholland Resistance, Zora's band of black masked revolutionaries in CALEXIT!
CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 SAMNEE BLACK AND WHITE CVR
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
($10.00) From Marvel Comics. Marvel Comics to offer a special 999 limited print run of Captain America #395. CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 LCSD version. HOME OF THE BRAVE Part 1 HOME OF THE BRAVE begins – and Steve Rogers is back in action in the red-white-and-blue! Steve begins a journey across America to restore his tarnished reputation – and the dangers he encounters along the way are unlike any he’s faced before! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Rated T+
Cover by Chris Samnee
JUSTICE LEAGUE V.S. SUICIDE SQUAD #1 LCSD VARIANT
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Jason Fabok (CA) Paolo Pantalena
($3.99) From DC Comics. The debut issue of the smash-hit miniseries that rocked comics shops in December is back in a special edition with a variant cover by Paulo Pantalena, available only to LCS Day participating stores only! The first major event storyline of DC¹s Rebirth era begins with a day Amanda Waller always knew would come: the Justice League discovers the existence of the Suicide Squad! This government-sponsored black-ops team of super-villains with bombs implanted in their brains is obviously a deal-breaker for Earth¹s paragons of truth and justice! But you can bet that the Wall and her Task Force X won¹t go down without the fight to end all fights.Variant cover by PAULO PANTALENA Print Run is 3,000 units.
Cover by Paolo Pantalena
MAESTROS #1 FOIL COVER VARIANT
(W) Rafer Roberts (A) Darick Robertson (CA) Stephen Segovia
($10.00) From Image Comics. The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered. Now, his banished son from Earth will inherit the Wizard King's throne along with a spell that turns its user into GOD. With enemies everywhere, will this Orlando-born millennial be able to keep his new magic kingdom?
From STEVE SKROCE, the storyboard artist of The Matrix trilogy, the artist and co-creator of WE STAND ON GUARD and Doc Frankenstein, the writer / artist of Wolverine, and the artist of Amazing Spider-Man and ALAN MOORE's YOUNGBLOOD.
"MAESTROS is a masterpiece, with one of the best first issues I've ever read. Steve is somehow an even greater writer than he is an artist. Get ready for your new favorite comic." -BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
This variant features a special foil border and title made exclusively for Local Comic Shop Day!
Cover by Steve Skroce
OPTIMUS PRIME: FIRST STRIKE #1 LCSD VARIANT
(W) John Barber (A) Guido Guidi (CA) Paolo Villanelli
($3.99) From IDW Publishing. With Cybertron under siege by Baron Ironblood’s forces, Optimus Prime and Arcee defend their homeland! Caught in the middle is the human/Transformer team known as the Revolutionaries—and one of them has a secret that puts everyone at risk! Variant cover by Paolo Villanelli Limited to 1,000 copies.
Cover by Paolo Villanelli
PLANET HULK HARDCOVER
(W) Greg Pak (A) Various (CA) Nick Bradshaw
($39.99) From Marvel Comics. Thor Ragnarok, in theaters in early November, 2017, will show for the first time planet Sakaar on the big screen. To tie into the excitement of this movie, Marvel is releasing a special Planet Hulk Hard Cover for Local Comic Shop Day®. With new cover art by Nick Bradshaw, this edition will be the only hard cover treatment of this storyline unless you go up to Omnibus size.
Cover by Nick Bradshaw
RICK AND MORTY TREASURY EDITION
(W) Kyle Starks (A) CJ Cannon & Various (CA) John Allison
($14.99) From Oni Press. Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's hilarious hit Adult Swim animated show RICK AND MORTY has its own comic book series from Oni Press! Join degenerate superscientist Rick Sanchez as he embarks on all-new adventures with his awkward grandson Morty, his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry.
This special double size treasury edition for Local Comic Shop Day includes issues #17 and #26, two hilarious standalone issues written by Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Kill Them All) and illustrated by series artists Marc Ellerby and CJ Cannon. Come for the jokes, stay for the crushing ennui. Wubba lubba dub dub!
Cover by John Allison
SABAN'S POWER RANGERS BLIND BOX
(W) Kyle Higgins & Various (A) Hendry Prasetya & Various
($99.99 with an additional $20 donation to CBLDF)
From Boom! Stuidos. Exclusive for Local Comic Shop Day. Zanadu Comics will match the additional $20 donation to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for a $40 total benefit to the CBLDF.
This Saban's Power Rangers Blind Box is limited to 250 copies and contains:
A copy of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year One: Deluxe hardcover. Of the 250 Blind Boxes, 25 will randomly contain copies of the hardcover that will feature tip-in sheets signed by Saban Brands-Haim Saban (Creator of the Power Rangers franchise), Brian Casentini (Executive Producer, Power Rangers content), Melissa Flores (Director, Power Rangers Content) and Judd "Chip" Lynn (Executive Producer, Power Rangers television series)-the company behind Power Rangers.
A limited-edition Mighty Morphin Power Rangers lithograph by Acme Archives featuring one of the Rangers, including rare Green and White Rangers.
Two random limited-edition variant covers from previous Mighty Morphin Power Rangers issues.
Cover by Paul Pope
SECRET WEAPONS DELUXE ED HC
(W) Eric Heisserer (A) Raul Allen, Patricia Martin (CA) David Mack
($24.95) From Valiant Entertainment. A special limited edition, deluxe hardcover of the sold-out mini-series sensation that Entertainment Weekly calls "amazing" - available only this Local Comic Shop Day! From Eric Heisserer, the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL and Valiant's upcoming HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT feature films, and the Harvey Award-nominated art team of Raúl Allén & Patricia Martín (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) it's an all-new Valiant adventure...launching Livewire and an extraordinary new team of heroes into the fight of their lives!
The government has dispatched Amanda McKee - the technopath codenamed Livewire - to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada's greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds... A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow... To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons...in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action...in ways they never could have imagined...
Collecting SECRET WEAPONS #1-4.
Cover by David Mack
SHERLOCK FRANKENSTEIN AND THE LEGION OF EVIL #1 ALLRED VAR CVR
(W) Jeff Lemire (A) David Rubin (CA) Michael Allred & Laura Allred
($3.99) From Dark Horse Comics. Lucy Weber, daughter of the Black Hammer, grew up to become an investigative reporter for the Global Planet. Now she's on the hunt for the true story about what happened to Spiral City's superheroes after they defeated Anti-God and saved the world. All answers seem to lie with the dangerous super villain tenants of Spiral City's infamous asylum. As she gets closer to the truth she uncovers the dark origin stories of some of her father's greatest foes, and learns how they tie into the puzzle of what happened to Spiral City's greatest hero. LCSD exclusive variant cover by Michael and Laura Allred.
Cover by Michael and Laura Allred
star wars adventures #1 samnee variant cvr
(W) Jim Zub, John Layman (A) Derek Charm, Eric Jones (CA) Chris Samnee
($3.99) From IDW Publishing. Introducing an exciting new era in all-ages Star Wars comics! Each issue in this monthly series will feature two stories, starring your favorite Star Wars characters from all the films! This debut issue will reveal Rey's early adventures on Jakku as well as a comical tale of clone catastrophe! LCSD exclusive variant cover by Chris Samnee
Cover by Chris Samnee
tales from johnny wander #1 lcsd exclusive
(W) Ananth Hirsh (A/CA) Yuko Ota
($10.00) From Oni Press. Following up on their Hit Graphic Novel, Our Cats More Famous Than Us, Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota offer us more Johnny Wander! EXCLUSIVE TO LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY® In 2008, Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota launched the auto-bio webcomic Johnny Wander. Early this year, Oni published a collection their work entitled Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us. Eight years, four cats, and three moves were chronicled in the graphic novel with a foreword by Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Ghosts). Oni is following that Hardcover up with this comic EXCLUSIVELY for Local Comic Shop Day. Hirsh and Ota’s charming reverie about new adulthood will appeal to fans of Kate Beaton, Bryan Lee O’Malley, and Jeffrey Brown-along with anyone who’s just winging it.
Cover by Yuko Ota
young terrorists hc
(W) Matt Pizzolo (A) Amancay Nahuelpan
($29.99) From Black Mask Studios. A young heiress discovers her father is part of a tyrannical new world orders, and she vows to burn his whole empire down. 224 pages. Collects parts 1 and 2 with the FCBD special. Limited to 999 copies.