COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #388!

Can you hear it? That screeching guitar riff? The relentless pounding of the drums...can it be--Batman on a dinosaur? The hell? This can only mean one thing--THE METAL IS HERE! DC's biggest event since Rebirth drops this week and if you were able to avoid the internet, chock full of holy sh*t moments!! Plus, we've got another great Kirby 100 special, spy seals and much much more on today's CSSG!!

In addition to all the wonderful new comics that your favorite comic monkeys are bringing you this wonderful Wednesday, our 42nd anniversary sale starts this weekend!! DO NOT MISS THIS SALE!! Seriously! Full details on our website or any of our social media outlets!

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MAGE: THE HERO DENIED #1

(W/A/CA) Matt Wagner

LEGENDARY WRITER / ARTIST MATT WAGNER RETURNS FOR THE THIRD AND FINAL VOLUME OF HIS EPIC FANTASY TRILOGY-MAGE: THE HERO DENIED! This first full-sized issue begins 10 years after the climax of THE HERO DEFINED and finds the everyman hero Kevin Matchstick at an unexpected point in his life. It's been some time since he's utilized his powers as the reincarnated Pendragon, wielder of the mystical weapon Excalibur. Despite his reluctance to fulfill what two different Mages have declared as his destiny, dark forces have gathered to once again force Kevin into action. Throughout these events, Kevin keeps hoping for the same mystical guidance that has mentored him in the past. "Who is the third Mage?!"

MAGE: THE HERO DENIED will be a 15-issue limited series climaxing in a double-sized finale. Newly repackaged editions of the previous books from the trilogy-THE HERO DISCOVERED and THE HERO DEFINED-will be released over the course of the new series. MAGE has been a perennial favorite with old and new readers alike for nearly three decades.

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!

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GENERATIONS: WOLVERINE & ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #1

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Jorge Molina

THE TEAM-UP YOU'VE ALL BEEN ASKING FOR!
• The death of WOLVERINE shook the Marvel Universe... And the ascension of the ALL-NEW WOLVERINE reimagined what a healing factor and some Adamantium claws can do!
• But the amazing combination of LOGAN and LAURA is the duo you've been waiting for! Tom Taylor, the mind behind ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, brings you Generations...a double-Wolverine team-up for the ages!
Rated T+

RECOMMENDED BY WILL OF COMICSBLEND.COM!

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SPY SEAL #1

(W/A/CA) Rich Tommaso

SERIES PREMIERE!
"THE CORTEN-STEEL PHOENIX," Part One
Journey into the thrilling world of international espionage as one of Britain's most covert MI-6 divisions, The Nest, recruits a brand-new secret agent to their team: SPY SEAL! An exciting new comic series-reminiscent of The Adventures of Tintin and Usagi Yojimbo-and created by SHE WOLF author, RICH TOMMASO.

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!

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SANDMAN SPECIAL #1

(W) Dan Jurgens, Steve Orlando (A) Jon Bogdanove, Rick Leonardi (CA) Paul Pope

Don't miss two new tales starring Jack Kirby's costumed Master of Nightmares from the 1970s. Sandman, Brute and Glob battle an onslaught of dreams so powerful that they are invading the dreams of other people! Then, a grown-up Jed Walker returns to his childhood home, only to find himself haunted by dreams from the past. This issue also includes "Strange Tales from the D.N.A. Project" from SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #142-144, 146 and 148, written and pencilled by Jack Kirby and "Turn on the Heat," starring the Newsboy Legion, from STAR SPANGLED COMICS #27, written and illustrated by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

RECOMMENDED BY HOWARD!

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DARK KNIGHTS METAL #1

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki (CA) Greg Capullo

The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe!
DARK NIGHTS: METAL is a DC event unlike any other-one that will push Batman, Superman and heroes of the Justice League beyond their limits to take on threats unlike any our world has ever seen! It will take the combined might of the World's Greatest Heroes as you've never seen them before to face what's coming their way!

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #387!!

From deep within the smog zone, your faithful comic monkeys are here to bring you the best of the best in new comic books for this bleedin' hot as Apokalips Wednesday. Unfortunately Morgan was lost during a vital supply mission, but have no fear, the all-new, all-different dynamic duo is here to rant about Jack Kirby and the sum total of Psylocke's psionic power.

And please join us for a special anniversary/birthday edition of Discussions from the Longtable tonight at 6:30pm!

DISCUSSIONS FROM THE LONGTABLE - AUGUST 2017!

Drop by tomorrow from 6:30-8pm to celebrate our 42nd anniversary and the birthday of Jack Kirby at our monthly meeting of all things comics!! Casey will drop more Kirby knowledge than probably anyone wants to hear, but hey, at least there will be cookies and candy to keep you awake! We will also be talking about our upcoming anniversary sale and showcasing the best comics of the last month! Bring a friend and come talk geeky with your fellow Seattle nerds!

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ARTISAN ED HC

(W) Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (A/CA) Kevin Eastman

This book reproduces all the original art to the first issue of one of the most important comic book phenomenons of the last 35 years -- The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Scanned directly from the original art, mimicking the experience of the original hand drawn page, and also collecting all the layouts (also hand drawn) by the creators of what has been called this generation's Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Rounding out the volume is an extensive gallery of other TMNT images, also scanned directly from the original art.

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!

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MISTER MIRACLE #1

(W) Tom King (A) Mitch Gerads (CA) Nick Derington

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former female fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks.
You might say Scott Free has everything...so why isn't it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick - except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.
Written by Tom King (BATMAN) and illustrated by Mitch Gerads (The Punisher), this is a MISTER MIRACLE unlike any you've read before.

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!

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MY PRETTY VAMPIRE HC

(W/A/CA) Katie Skelly

Clover yearns to be the girl she once was before becoming a fanged bloodsucker and, imprisoned by her brother, she plans her escape. The result is a sexy, sophisticated horror romp that wears its colorful Pop sensibility on its sleeve. Katie Skelly's sex-positive attitude and emotionally rich work makes for a wonderfully moody, progressive, and engaging read.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!

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GHOST MONEY #1

(W) Thierry Smolderen (A/CA) Dominique Bertail

At the end of the year 2020, a team of military veterans are out to uncover a secret fortune built from the ashes of 9/11 so vast that it could disrupt the entire global economy. Their primary target is a beautiful young billionaire who crosses time zones with disconcerting ease.

RECOMMENDED BY HOWARD!

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GENERATIONS: PHOENIX

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Stephanie Hans

• Teenage Jean Grey is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid the fate that befell her predecessor.
• But when Jean is cast through time and comes face-to-face with the newly possessed Phoenix, will she find the key to saving herself...or learn that her fate is sealed?
Rated T+

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REDLANDS #1

(W/A) Jordie Bellaire, Vanesa Del Rey (CA) Vanesa Del Rey

A brand-new horror book from the minds of Eisner Award-winner JORDIE BELLAIRE (PRETTY DEADLY, Vision, Batman) and critically acclaimed artist VANESA R. DEL REY (ZERO, Scarlet
Witch, Constantine) brings you to the sleepy, sunny town of Redlands, Florida. The police are failing to maintain control of their old-fashioned town, and a coven of killer witches plan to take everything from them. This summer, hide your bibles.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! VS DARKSEID!

It seems the fires of Apokolips have reached Seattle and wreaked havoc upon our venerable video monkey! Darkseid's minions made off with Sam last night, rendering him unable to record the glorious ramblings of your favorite comic monkeys!

We know this has destroyed your week, but some things just can't be defeated...like the power of Darkseid. Hyrda's out. Darkseid is in. Hail Anti-Life!

P.S.
By the power of New Genesis, there is good news as well! We are having our MASSIVE 42nd anniversary sale from 8/19-8/26 featuring discounts so good that the boss is losing sleep over it! Stop in from now until 8/17 to get your pass for our special preview night on 8/18!!

TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE NEGATIVE ZONE!

Greetings from limbo or The Negative Zone as we have been calling it lately here at Zanadu HQ! Since our last transmission, we’ve received word from our allies at Plymouth Housing that the earthquake retrofit has been delayed until sometime next year. The bottom line still stands—Zanadu will most likely be scouting for new locations in the near future. Have no fear, though, we will do everything we can to continue to provide Downtown Seattle and beyond with the very best in comics, graphic novels and other awesome geekery.

In fact, we’ve got a little secret for ya…August 2017 marks the 42nd year since Perry Plush opened the doors of Zanadu and what better way to celebrate than by having a MASSIVE SALE for all our longtime and new customers!! We are talking once a year, mind staggering deals and discounts so good that the boss is probably losing sleep over ‘em! The festivities start with a special sneak preview night on Friday, August 18th from 4-7pm and continue through August 26th. Stop in from now until August 17th and receive your special invitation to be the first in line for super savings on graphic novels, toys, clothing and more!

Check out our Facebook page for full event details as well as the latest updates on our never-ending battle to survive in the comic book retail trenches of Seattle.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to everyone for your continued support, whether it be through the GoFundMe campaign, in store donations or to those who just come in every week to get your fix—we would be nothing without you.

P.S.
August is also the 100th birthday of Jack Kirby to whom we will be paying tribute to in our series of ads for this year’s big sale. So keep an eye out for those bombastic, jaw dropping gods of imagination on our social media outlets heralding the latest happenings of our 42nd anniversary!!