WONDER WOMAN DAY CELEBRATION!

JUNE 3RD, 2017

It's time to celebrate 75 years of the most prominent and influential female super-hero to ever appear in the pages of comic books! Diana Prince, Wonder Woman to the world, has long been an icon of equality, strength and justice for both female and male fans for roughly seven decades. Standing shoulder to shoulder (or towering over, depending on how she's depicted) with every male super-hero in the DC universe, Wonder Woman is the crucial, third point of the DCU trinity that sets the example on how to be better person, no matter your race, creed or gender.

It is with this in mind that DC Comics has officially declared June 3rd as WONDER WOMAN DAY, complete with goodies for everyone! Tiaras, bracelets, free comics and more will be available to all customers on a first come, first serve basis. Whether you are stopping in on your way to see the Wonder Woman movie or just a long time WW fan who wants to show their love, stop into Zanadu Comics for this all day celebration of DC'S first lady! More info on our Facebook page.

Here are the free comics that we will have for Wonder Woman day. No purchase required. First come, first serve.

DC SUPER-HERO GIRLS: WONDER WOMAN DAY ED #1

(W) Shea Fontana (A/CA) Yancy Labat

RATED: ALL AGES
Featuring a chapter from the upcoming DC SUPER HERO GIRLS VOL. 3: SUMMER OLYMPUS.
School's out for summer, which means Wonder Woman is preparing for her annual trip to visit her father, Zeus-and this year, he says she can bring along a few friends, including Bumblebee, Batgirl, Beast Boy and Katana! When they arrive at Olympus, it's not long before distrustful Ares turns this family reunion into a family competition-and the prize is Wonder Woman's soul! But when Ares and Strife join forces to work their battle magic on Wonder Woman's friends, will the girls end up fighting each other instead of the real enemy?

WONDER WOMAN DAY SPECIAL ED #1

(W) Greg Rucka (A) Liam Sharp

RATED: TEEN
Reprinting 2016's Wonder Woman #1 - "THE LIES" chapter one
Why has the lasso of truth stopped working for the Amazon Princess? Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman's past unravel her present!
THEY SAID IT: "Drawing Wonder Woman isn't just drawing a comic, it's drawing an icon-the most famous and recognizable female superhero in the world," exclaims artist Liam Sharp. "To get to draw her in her 75th year, with a new storyline scribed by no less than Greg Rucka, makes this without doubt the most important drawing gig of my 30 years in comics."

MANGA MONDAY!

Manga or Japanese comics, is one of the greatest things to ever happen to the American comic market since the advent of Super-Heroes. While we know a lot of our customers only truck with the 'Merican made books we all know and love, Manga offers a VAST array of subject matter, genres, art/writing styles and situations that appeal to age groups from wee little ones to grumpy old people! Even the most jaded comic book reader will find something new and exciting in the world of MANGA!!

Just in time for the new Netflix series, we've got brand spankin new BIG editions of Tsutomu Nihei's cyber/bio punk masterpiece, BLAME! Presented in full american size (7" x 10") rather than the normal digest editions, this is truly the best way to fully immerse yourself in the never ending machine world of the future! Follow Killy as he searches for the net-terminal genes in an attempt to rekindle the lost light of humanity against the cold machine world that has become Earth.

BLAME! GN

(W/A) Tsutomu Nihei

One of the manga world's most intriguing artists returns to the English language world with a re-release of his breakthrough work. Blame! In a dystopian future, a complex network of machines has pushed humanity to the brink. Robots known as the "Builders" continued to build a meaningless civilization with no one to reside in it. Soon these cities reach out to the outer planets and another breed of life form emerges. Master's Edition: Blame! will be released in a new oversized edition similar to Gundam: The Origin. Packaged in an oversized paperback with glossy paper and featuring dozens of color pages, each 400 page book will be a must have for collectors looking to complete their Nihei sets a decade after the original paperback went out of print.

There are currently 3 volumes available with another 3 to go...SO FREAKING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 5/24!!

JEAN GREY #2

(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Victor Ibanez (CA) David Yardin

When a teenage JEAN GREY traveled through time and arrived in the present, she learned the terrible fate that befell her predecessor: Possessed by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix, Jean was trapped in an endless cycle of life and death. Determined to escape that future, Jean set out to write her own destiny. But now, she's visited by a premonition that the Phoenix is coming for her...and in this new ongoing series by DENNIS HOPELESS (ALL-NEW X-MEN, SPIDER-WOMAN, X-MEN: SEASON ONE) and VICTOR IBANEZ (EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN, STORM), she's going to fight tooth and nail to escape becoming its next victim!
Rated T+

RECOMMENDED BY WILL OF COMICSBLEND.COM!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 5/24!!

REDNECK #2

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Lisandro Estherren

Death and destruction have come to Sulphur Springs! With the murder of one of their own, the vampiric Bowmans are ready to wage war on anyone in their path. But will Bartlett be able to get to the bottom of things before the whole town explodes?
 
DONNY CATES and LISANDRO ESTHERREN bring you the next chapter in this blood-soaked, Southern-fried Gothic masterpiece!

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 5/24!!

MAYDAY TP

(W) Alex De Campi (A/CA) Tony Parker

April 1971. The CIA is handed the espionage coup of the decade when a KGB general defects with a list of all Soviet intelligence assets in Asia. Including spies within the US Army in Vietnam. All Jack Hudson has to do is get the defector and his microfilm from Hong Kong to California...and keep Palm Springs' overzealous FBI office from turning everything into a freakshow.
 
All Codename: Felix has to do is kill the defector and get the microfilm back to the USSR, by any means possible. Easy, right? Now throw in a beautiful woman, a fast car, and a whole lot of drugs. The bloody new thriller from ALEX DE CAMPI (NO MERCY, Grindhouse, Archie vs. Predator), TONY PARKER (This Damned Band) and BLOND!  
 
Collects MAYDAY #1-5

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 5/24!!

VENOM #150

(W) Mike Costa, Various (A) Gerardo Sandoval, Various (CA) Gerardo Sandoval

REUNITED, AND IT FEELS SO GOOD!
Or, feels so bad? However it feels, Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been reunited, and they're web-slinging their way around New York again. Featuring a host (hah!) of Venom creators from the character's near 30-year history, thismonstrous anniversary spectacular welcomes guest artist TRADD MOORE for an oversized and brutal main story AND a lethal story featuring fan-favorite creators David Michelinie and Ron Lim, reunited! With questions still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, and what lies in its future now that it's reunited with Eddie Brock, this is one issue you can't afford to miss!
Rated T+

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 5/20!!

RAPTURE #1

(W) Matt Kindt (A) CAFU (CA) Mico Suayan

On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken. One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach "Heaven" no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret, a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes. Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity's only hope. The last in an ancient line of mystics who protect the Earth, she has foreseen this battle and knows millions will perish if she's unable to stop it. Now Tama and her ragtag team of malcontents - Ninjak, Shadowman and Punk Mambo - must somehow defeat an elder god hell bent on piercing the heavens.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

COSMIC CUBE CRAZINESS!!

Love it or hate it, the Cosmic Cube has long been a tool for Marvel to revamp, rip up or just plain rewrite continuity since Kirby and Lee created it in 1966. This monstrous piece of sentient technology has recently been the cause of much strife amongst the internet community as Nick Spencer weaves his tale of multi-limbed betrayal through the pages of Captain America and leading up to the big finale in Secret Empire!! Issue #2 dropped on Wednesday and I'm sure that last page sent fanboys reeling as what they thought they knew gets turned upside down by the stunning revelation of...well, you'll just have to come in and get the book to find out, yeah?

And just cause we love to tease y'all, here's a pic of what could be your very own cosmic cube!! We will be giving these away with the purchase of Secret Empire #6 which hits shelves on 7/12! The Cubes are plastic, measure 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" and GLOW IN THE DARK!! HAIL HYDRA and read Secret Empire!! Issue 0-2 out now!

MERCHANDISE SPOTLIGHT!

While we have always prided ourselves on our VAST selection of comic books and graphic novels, there comes a time when you need to branch out into the other realms of geekdom with toys, posters, statues, t-shirts and other nonsense for the discerning fan boy or girl. After 42 years, we have accumulated an eclectic array of cool stuffs so keep your eye out next time your in the store, you never know what may have been excavated from the bowels of the boss' basement!

WONDER WOMAN "SHIELD" T-SHIRT

Available in sizes SM-XL
The Amazon Princess heads towards her big-screen feature with two new shirt designs. WW: Shield (available in both men and women sizes), featues the design imprinted in-color on a black garment. WW: Armor screenprinted in full-color on a white shirt, gives us a detailed look at the Amazon's armaments. WW continues her 75th Anniversary celebration

MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL SPOTLIGHT!

KA-ZAR BY MARK WAID & ANDY KUBERT TP VOL 01

(W) Mark Waid (A) Andy Kubert & Various

Ka-Zar, lord of the hidden jungle, is many things. A British nobleman. A man lost in time. A husband. A father. Best friend of a saber-toothed tiger. And younger brother to an incredibly evil man. When the father of Parnival and Kevin Plunder died, he left his sons the very keys to the mysteries of the Savage Land, and Parnival has decided to take the secrets for himself! See Ka-Zar fight for honor and family in the verdant green jungles of the Savage Land and the harsh concrete jungle of New York! Collecting KA-ZAR (1997) #1-7 & #-1 and material from TALES OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1.

CREATOR SPOTLIGHT!

One of the most popular aspects of Zanadu is our 'creator wall' where we shelve and spotlight certain writers or artists who are among the top talents of the medium. Featuring the works of Alan Moore to Kirby to Gene Luen Yang with a bit of everything in between, readers are guaranteed to find their new favorite series amongst the hallowed halls of these comic book titans!

This week we take a look at he of the behemoth beard, JASON AARON!

Jason Aaron writes comic books. Like the New York Times bestselling crime series SCALPED for DC/Vertigo and a whole slew of X-MEN titles and offbeat stories around the Marvel universe. Current projects include THOR and STAR WARS for Marvel, and SOUTHERN BASTARDS for Image Comics. He was born in Alabama but currently resides in Kansas City. He enjoys many things, but shaving is not one of them.

//Selected works include//
SOUTHERN BASTARDS (Image)
WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN (Marvel)
SCALPED (VERTIGO)
GHOST RIDER (Marvel)
STAR WARS (Marvel)

Please ask an employee about Jason Aaron's work next time you’re in the store if interested! Zanadu is here to help you find your next favorite comic!

GRAPHIC NOVEL SPOTLIGHT!

Let's face it, the world of comic books or "Graphic Novels" as they are referred to currently, is overwhelmingly impenetrable for a lot of people these days. The sheer volume of new titles that ship each week make it hard to remember previously published books or even something that came out last Wednesday, but have no fear, Zanadu is here to help you discover what you didn't know you needed in your collection! We have thousands of titles available, but these are a few of our favorite forgotten gems kicking around the store.

CREEPY PRESENTS: ALEX TOTH HC

(W/A) Alex Toth & Various

//Published by Dark Horse Comics//
A brilliant storyteller who wielded a dynamic, minimalist style, Alex Toth is considered a master in the fields of comic book storytelling, animation, and design. With Creepy Presents Alex Toth, all of his vibrant stories from Creepy and Eerie are collected in a deluxe hardcover for the first time ever!

HOMETOWN HEROES INDY SPOTLIGHT!

Here at Zanadu, we believe that Independent comics are the backbone of the comic book industry. Since 1975, Zanadu has provided a stage upon which the burgeoning local talent can perform through our consignment program and today our local and indy section is larger than ever. In fact, it may very well be the largest local comix section in the city, but hey, who's counting? All we know is that comic creators need all the help they can get because let's face it, they spend countless hours toiling in the darkness to bring forth some soul tormenting story that dwells within them for absolutely zero money and usually little to no acclaim, but where would the industry be today if not for the tireless efforts of the visionary creators who braved the hellish onslaught of personal and professional struggle? So get in on the ground floor of the next big thing in comics or just sample the local flavor, there is always something unique to find on the racks of Zanadu.

This week's spotlighted Seattle creator is MARK FALKEY, writer/artist/stapler of the one-man anthology AUTOFAC! A true holdover of the indie zine revolution, AUTOFAC tells raw tales of human folly spliced with a mutated metaphysicality worthy of Cronenberg. Unnerving, edgy, and all too human, the black and white ultra-DIY series is a real underground gem.

Mark's work can also be found online at auto-fac.blogspot.com, and he can be reached by email at mfalkey@gmail.com

MERCHANDISE SPOTLIGHT!

While we have always prided ourselves on our VAST selection of comic books and graphic novels, there comes a time when you need to branch out into the other realms of geekdom with toys, posters, statues, t-shirts and other nonsense for the discerning fan boy or girl. After 42 years, we have accumulated an eclectic array of cool stuffs so keep your eye out next time your in the store, you never know what may have been excavated from the bowels of the boss' basement!

This week we're presenting DC Collectibles' Icons line! A series of highly pose-able 1:12 scale action figures featuring DC's biggest names, in the vein of Japanese lines like Revoltech, Figma, and S.H. Figuarts. Each figure includes a range of accessories, from interchangeable hands and weapons to alternate heads and power effects. DC ICONS are perfect for a more lively display than your typical stiff-jointed collectors' figures!  

DC ICONS ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT

Now you can collect action figures of your favorite DC Comics characters from any era in an all-new 6" scale. Each figure comes with multiple accessories! EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY