COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! EP. #402!!

The time of the great feasting is upon us and what better to fill your belly with than shiny, awesome comics??!! Team CSSG is here with a main course of superhero deconstructionism; a side of surreal silver age DC and a dash of junkyard cyberpunk for all you hungry readers out there! So stop in today to get your piping hot stacks of books to keep you busy over the long weekend! Thanks for watching and have a great Thanksgiving!!

ALSO-- we are having a HUGE Black Weekend sale from November 24-26 featuring discounts up to 50% off! More info on our website/Facebook!

-50% off select Marvel and DC graphic novels
-50% off graphic novels on genre bookcases (includes books from all major publishers)
-25% off T-shirts
-50% off Statues
-25% off Toys (includes vintage toys)
-$5 posters
-10 for $10 red tag back issue section
-Super blowout $3 graphic novel section

BLACK WEEKEND SALE!! NOVEMBER 24-26

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Get your holiday shopping started this weekend at Zanadu Comics!! While we might be on our way out, Seattle's #1 comic shop is still kicking with serious seasonal sales featuring discounts up to 50%! Support your favorite place in Seattle by dropping in to soak up the sweet, sweet smell of comic books while we are still here AND cross some names off your holiday giving list at the same time!

-50% off select Marvel and DC graphic novels
-50% off graphic novels on genre bookcases (includes books from all major publishers)
-25% off T-shirts
-50% off Statues
-25% off Toys (includes vintage toys)
-$5 posters
-10 for $10 red tag back issue section
-Super blowout $3 graphic novel section

Things have been moving fast, so make sure to get in here ASAP and thank you all so much for your kind words and support in Zanadu's twilight hour!

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EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/22!!

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA DELUXE ED HC VOL 01

(W/A/CA) Yukito Kishiro

After more than a decade out of print, the original cyberpunk action classic returns in glorious 400-page hardcover deluxe editions, featuring an all-new translation, color pages, and new cover designs! In a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, disgraced cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido makes a strange find: the detached head of a cyborg woman who has lost all her memories. He names her Alita and equips her with a powerful new body, the Berserker. While Alita remembers no details of her former life, a moment of desperation reawakens in her nerves the legendary school of martial arts known as Panzer Kunst. In a place where there is no justice but what people make for themselves, Alita decides to become a hunter-killer, tracking down and taking out those who prey on the weak. But can she hold onto her humanity as she begins to revel in her own bloodlust?

SUPER HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/22!!

THANOS #13

(W) Donny Cates (A) Geoff Shaw (CA) Jacen Burrows

THANOS WINS Part 1
Ask the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe how they fear the universe will end, and in their most honest moment, they will answer with two words... THANOS WINS. Now... see what happens when he does.PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Parental Advisory

RECOMMENDED BY WILL OF COMICSBLEND.COM!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/22!!

NICK FURY TP DEEP COVER CAPERS

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Aco

His name is Fury. Nick Fury. The world is a dangerous place - and when S.H.I.E.L.D. needs a lone agent to infiltrate, capture and remain anonymous, there's no one better than him. Now, an all-new era for the super spy begins as Fury embarks on a top-secret mission to the French Riviera - but will he meet his match in the mysterious Frankie Noble? Fury plays the spy game in caper after caper - preventing an assassination on the maiden voyage of a new international train line, diving into the deep blue sea to uncover a Hydra spy in Atlantis and vacationing in a sleepy little town...complete with lethal sleeper agents! But when Fury heads to Ravenlock Castle, he'll find a mystery his father left behind! Grab the edge of your seat and don't let go! Collecting NICK FURY #1-6.
Rated T+

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/22!!

DEMON: HELL IS EARTH #1

(W) Andrew Constant (A/CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy

Jason Blood and Etrigan: the best of enemies, destined to spend eternity bound together. When a haunting vision leads Jason to Death Valley, a supernatural weapon is unleashed, radically transforming not only the land, but also Blood...and the Demon. The worst, though, is yet to come, as hell begins to make its way into our world. Don't miss the start of this horrifying miniseries, where Etrigan and Blood's relationship will be changed forever!

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/22!!

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1

(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank

DC Comics presents to you a 12-issue maxiseries from the critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson. You are not prepared for what lies ahead within these pages, good readers.

This is the BIG ONE!! Official sequel to Watchmen!

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! EP. #401!!

It might be a monsoon outside, but inside Zanadu, we've got waves and waves of shiny new comics!! Morgan and Casey are here through the magic of the Video Monkey to help you navigate yet another week of new books with the expert eye you've come to expect from CSSG!

And don't forget that-this weekend, Saturday the 18th, is Local Comic Shop Day!! A holiday designed to celebrate the pivotal role that comic book retailers play in the grand pyramid of comic distribution. Not only will we have 17 exclusive items, but we are also having a MASSIVE sale in honor of the holiday that is happening RIGHT NOW!!

-50% off select Marvel and DC graphic novels
-50% off graphic novels on genre bookcases (includes books from all major publishers)
-25% off T-shirts
-50% off Statues
-25% off Toys (includes vintage toys)
-$5 posters
-10 for $10 red tag back issue section
-Super blowout $3 graphic novel section

There's nothing better than a 50% off sale, so get in here TODAY before things start to VANISH! Seriously, the boss never goes this high on discounts so TAKE ADVANTAGE and do some holiday shopping early!

THE DREAM HAS ENDED...

The good guys don’t always win. Unfortunately, our world is harsher than that of comic books and after 42 years of battling in the trenches of comic book retail, Zanadu Comics will be closing its doors at the end of January 2018. Believe us when we say that this decision was not made lightly. There are hundreds of reasons we could list, but the truth is that the money coming in does not equal the money going out. Perry has worked and hustled and played the angles for longer than he should have been able to, but time has a way of catching up with even the most diligent businessman. The industry has changed, our clientele has diminished and unfortunately, we are just too far in the red to continue to serve as your local comic book store.

Words cannot express how deeply Zanadu has appreciated our customers over the years, especially the Wednesday Warriors who made the weekly pilgrimage in rain, snow or shine (or riot) to get their fix. You are the reason why Zanadu has been able to keep the doors open for so long and we’d like to think that we did our very best to provide a fun, comfortable and enjoyable shopping experience for every single person who walked though the door. We tried to make a place where we wouldn’t just sell comics, but help people find stories that would live with them forever.

In addition, the support for our GoFundMe campaign this past year has been staggering and it’s nice to know how much Zanadu has impacted people’s lives since 1975. It has been our absolute and utter pleasure to serve your comic book needs, but alas the dream has ended and it’s time for us to get real jobs.

Our final day of business will be Sunday, January 28th with the 24th being the last Wednesday we will receive new comic books. Our orders will be very tight throughout the next two months, so we apologize in advance if we sell out of your favorite issue quickly, but there is little option as we don’t want to be stuck with extra stock upon closing. Please let us know if we can hold or special order anything in the next two months, though be aware that it must have a release date of 1/24/18 or before. We will be filling subscriber orders until January 24th, so if you are a subscriber with us, please stop in before Sunday, the 28th to clean out your holds. Also, Zanadu is currently having a MASSIVE sale to make the move out process easier, so if you’ve had your eye on something, now is the time to do a bit of early holiday shopping for yourself or loved ones. 

The battle may be finished, but the war is far from over because like any good super-hero story, there is never an end, just a slow fade out to a new beginning. The joy of sharing our unabashed love of comic books with Seattle for 42 years is something that all of us here at Zanadu can be proud of, especially Perry, president and janitor, who sacrificed everything to keep this place alive for so many years. Our deepest thanks to every single person who helped build Zanadu up from the small, shared space in the corner of a used bookstore to the third avenue location that we all know today. The love and positive energy provided by you all will ensure that the legend of Zanadu will forever be remembered in the hearts of comic book lovers everywhere.

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/15!!

SHEENA: QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE #3

(W) Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo (A) 80% Studios (Dimi Macheras & Casey Silver) (CA) Moritat

Sheena must navigate the forbidden temple grounds or risk losing the key to saving her home, but something deep within the temple has awoken... something hungry.

80% Studios' final issue! Thanks Moritat!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/15!!

DARK NIGHTS - BATMAN: WHO LAUGHS #1

(W) James TynionIV (A) Riley Rossmo (CA) Jason Fabok

As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can the World's Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!
RATED T+

RECOMMENDED BY WILL OF COMICSBLEND.COM!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/15!!

FENCE #1

(W) C.S. Pacat (A) Johanna the Mad (CA) Kevin Wada

Novelist C.S. Pacat (Captive Prince) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad team up for a new series perfect for fans of Check, Please! and Yuri!!! on Ice. Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is an outsider to the competitive fencing world. Filled with raw talent but lacking proper training, he signs up for a competition that puts him head-to-head with fencing prodigy Seiji Katayama...and on the road to the elite all-boys school Kings Row. A chance at a real team and a place to belong awaits him-if he can make the cut!

RECOMMENDED BY HOWARD!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/15!!

NINJA-K #1

(W) Christos Gage (A) Tomas Giorello (CA) Lucas Troya

A NEW CAN'T-MISS ONGOING SERIES! From acclaimed writer Christos Gage (Netflix's Daredevil) and superstar artist Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), the United Kingdom's most dreaded intelligence operative delves into the cold, calculating world of espionage and international intrigue!
For nearly a century, MI-6, the most elite branch of Britain's clandestine intelligence service, has honed a ruthlessly effective, top-secret division - THE NINJA PROGRAMME - into one of its nation's most finely wielded weapons. Tasked as the first and last line of defense for queen and country, this small shadow army of agents and assassins has produced a succession of notable assets, including NINJA-A, the Queen's silent weapon of World War I; NINJA-E, the globetrotting secret agent that pulled the Cold War back from the brink of armageddon; and, most recently, NINJA-K, aka Colin King, a brash but fearless instrument of lethality that has saved the world from madmen and terror at every turn.

But now...an unknown enemy is hunting and killing members of THE NINJA PROGRAMME one by one - and NINJAK is next on the list.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

SALE! SALE! SALE! LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY SALE IS LIVE!!

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To celebrate the very awesome Local Comic Shop Day happening on Saturday, November 18th, we are having a MASSIVE sale with MASSIVE discounts up to 50% off!! Savings include--

-50% off select Marvel and DC graphic novels
-50% off graphic novels on genre bookcases (includes books from all major publishers)
-25% off T-shirts
-50% off Statues
-25% off Toys (includes vintage toys)
-$5 posters
-10 for $10 red tag back issue section
-Super blowout $3 graphic novel section

There's nothing better than a 50% off sale, so get in here TODAY before things start to VANISH! Seriously, the boss never goes this high on discounts so TAKE ADVANTAGE and do some holiday shopping early!

SALE STARTS TODAY!!

And head over to our LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY page for more info on this fantastic holiday, along with a full list of the exclusive items that will be available on 11/18!

LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY 2017! 11/18/17!

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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 16 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!

Visit our LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY page for a full list of exclusive items that will be available on Saturday, November 18th!

This year we will also be having a MASSIVE sale to celebrate the third year of LCSD and 42 years of independent business! Savings will include--
-50% off select Marvel and DC graphic novels
-50% off graphic novels on genre bookcases (includes books from all major publishers)
-25% off T-shirts
-50% off Statues
-25% off Toys (includes vintage toys)
-$5 posters
-10 for $10 red tag back issue section
-Super blowout $3 graphic novel section

There's nothing better than a 50% off sale, so get in here TODAY before things start to VANISH! Seriously, the boss never goes this high on discounts so TAKE ADVANTAGE and do some holiday shopping early!

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #400!!

The kids are back and they're wearing black (becuase that's how they feel on the inside, lol). Anyway, enough Morrisey, team CSSG is here to get you excited about this week's new comics, not mourn for our eternally damned souls. Thankfully, there are lots of good shinies this week including Chuck Palahniuk's first new work since 2014; death defying inter dimensional escape artists who just might be insane; terrible Super-Villain fathers trying to do the right thing and downbeat boxers looking for luck in all the wrong places. Plus, tonight is the monthly meeting of all things comics, so join us at 6:30 pm for conversation and candy with your fellow Seattle comic readers!!