ZANADU COMICS PRESENTS...LADIES' NIGHT!!

Hey Ladies!
October 15th is Ladies' Night at Zanadu Comics. The event will start at 7:00 p.m. after regular business hours.

Why Ladies' Night?
Most women have never set foot inside a comic store. Their reasons are many and varied, but most of them revolve around the idea that comics are a guy thing. We all know that's not true. Comics are for everybody. So in hopes of dispelling the myth that comics are for boys, we are having this women only event.

When?
The event will take place on Wednesday, October 15th, at 7p.m. and will run until 9:00 p.m. The owner will be watching the door, but he will be the only male in the store. The guests, volunteers, and customers will all be women.

What's going on at the event?
There will be some snacks, some prizes, discounts and a whole lot of comic book talk. We want to hear about comics people love, comics people hate, and what there is to love about comics books as a medium.

We are also happy to say that some local female creators will be joining us.

Kelly Froh, comic creator (The Greatest, My Body is A Lemon, Samson) and co-organizer of the Short Run Comics & Arts Festival.

Eroyn Franklin, comic creator (Detained, Making Tide, For the Record I Know This is a Bad Idea) and co-organizer or Short Run Comics & Arts Festival.

Gina Siciliano, comic creator (Summertime, I Know What I Am).

G. Willow Wilson, comic creator (Air, Cairo, Ms. Marvel) and book author.

Zanadu Comics is located in Downtown Seattle, 1923 3rd Ave (between Stewart and Virginia Streets). (206) 443-1316 www.zanaducomics.com

RSVP in person or on our Facebook page

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MATERPLASTY

(W/A) James Harvey

"A MODERN CLASSIC" - Ronald Wimberly, Prince of Cats, Black Dynamite.

A young man decides to leave his college girlfriend after getting a new medical technique which drastically modifies the physical appearance of the human body in ways both beautiful and hideous. Will changing the outside change what's within?

The cult online comic is finally available in print. The print debut of UK writer/artist JAMES HARVEY, beautifully illustrated in the tradition of Jamie Hewlett and Katsuhiro Otomo.

James Harvey is absolutely the best creator you've never heard of...well, unless of course yer on one a them new fangled internet devices in which case you should know all about the genius of James Harvey. Proabably most publicly known for his involvement with the internet-wide project, "Bartkira," Harvey does far more than just coordinate 1,000+ page art projects, creating a great number of digital comics, character designs, gig posters and much more, all wrapped up in what Paul Pope used to call, "design containers." James mixes old school printing techniques, manga, classical illustration, Jamie Hewlett, Otomo and countless other styles to bring you the next level of comics by a man whose name will soon be spoken in the same breath as Brandon Graham, D-Pi, Fiffe and others!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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NAMES #2

(W) Peter Milligan (A) Leandro Fernandez

Searching for the truth behind the mysterious death of her husband, Katya Walker is drawn into the dangerous, nightmarish world of the Names. Meanwhile, the psychopathic killer known as the Surgeon makes a new move, and we learn more about the bizarre creatures know as the Dark Loops.

recommended by erin.

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JIM HENSON'S MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW HC

(W/A) Roger Langridge

WHY WE LOVE IT: After the success of Archaia's Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Jim Henson's Tale of Sand, we are proud to partner once again with The Jim Henson Company to bring to life another previously unknown piece of the Jim Henson Legacy. The only thing more exciting than finding the script for the project was securing the talents of the amazing Roger Langridge (writer and illustrator of the Eisner Award-winning The Muppet Show Comic Book and SNARKED) to adapt and illustrate the project! WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Eisner and Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge is the mastermind behind SNARKED and the beloved run of The Muppet Show comics, and now he gets to bring to life hilarious, never-before-seen puppet creations by Jim Henson in an oversized all-ages adventure. WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Turkey Hollow is a picturesque town where hundreds of years ago, unbeknownst to the citizens, a meteorite landed near a small brook on the outskirts of town. One Thanksgiving, while young Timmy Henderson practices his guitar, he's accompanied by strange, unearthly, musical sounds. That meteorite wasn't a rock at all but an egg holding seven furry, goofy monsters, each with a unique musical sound! After the initial shock, Timmy befriends the lovable creatures, who follow him all around Turkey Hollow. Not everyone takes a liking to the visitors, though, and it's up to Timmy to protect his new friends and save Thanksgiving!

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THOR #1

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman

* The great hammer MJOLNIR lies on the moon, unable to be lifted by anyone in all the heavens! Even THOR!
* Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him weakened and for the first time in forever... UNWORTHY!
* But when Frost Giants invade the Earth, the hammer will be lifted and an all-new Thor will arise! A Thor unlike any we've ever seen before!
* Who is this new GODDESS OF THUNDER? Not even Odin knows!
* JASON AARON teams with hot up-and-coming artist RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (CYCLOPS) to create a bold new chapter in the storied history of Thor!

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COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!!! ep. #98! 9/24/14

The rainy darkness of autumn has rolled in over Seattle today, sending most Seattleites into hibernation mode which, for most of us, includes reading lots of comics!! Hey, what a coincidence, we've got NEW SHINY comics for you to consume!!

Plus, local artist Jeffrey Veregge will be signing copies of GI Joe #1 for which he will be doing covers for the next few months. He will also have prints and such of his Native American inspired artwork, so please stop by and support local art!!

...and in two weeks...episode ONE HUNDRED!!! What will we do?? Will the show continue? Will Morgan ever stop giving Casey the eye for saying stupid shit? Will the Video Monkey ever shower??!! These questions and more will be answered in 2 short weeks!!!

TAKE A TRIP TO LOSER CITY!! NEW INDY COMIX FROM SAN FRAN!!

Hey everyone, Casey here with ya to bring you the newest of the new, the coolest of the cool from the artist alleys of Rose City Comiccon!! Danny Djeljosevic, wrtier and brains behind the publishing company "Loser City Comics," was nice enough to let me take a bunch of stuff from him and add it to our ever growing indy section here at Zanadu. Danny is working with some really top notch artists to create books that are fun, bizarre, enjoyable and genuinely made for the sheer enjoyment of it all. Stop by today and walk the streets of Loser City--if you dare!!

 

FINAL DERBY

(W) Danny Djeljosevic (A) Diana Neneva

In the future, men dominate the sport of roller derby. But one determined young woman has worked her way up through the ranks alongside a robot, a disgraced Ultraman, a contortionist, and an absurdly wealthy gorilla. Now they’re competing for the last bout of the season -- and it’sgoing to be the fight of their lives.

A one-shot by Danny Djeljosevic and Diana Naneva, FINAL DERBY is a manga-style underdog fight comic, like The Running Man on roller skates. She kicks a lot of dudes.

GHOST ENGINE TP

(W) Danny Djeljosevic (A) Eric Zawadzki

A high-stakes art thief.

(she mouths off a lot)

A reality show bounty hunter.

(he’s kind of a sleaze)

The ghosts that live inside their heads.

(one good, one’s evil)

An arcane machine hidden in the Paris catacombs.

(that’s in France)

The secret organization that wants it.

(you in danger, girl)

THE GHOST ENGINE is double the buddy cop style mispairing, like you INCEPTIONed TANGO & CASH into LETHAL WEAPON, but also THE FRIGHTENERS and DEAD HEAT for some reason.

(those are movies)

THE GHOST ENGINE collects all four issues of the popular webcomic by Danny Djeljosevic (KIDS RULE!!, FINAL DERBY) and Eric Zawadzki (LAST BORN, HEADSPACE), plus an EXCLUSIVE BRAND-NEW BONUS STORY that wraps up everything in a neat little package!

OMEGA BOYS: SPECIAL BOOTLEG EDITION

(W) Danny Djeljosevic (A) Mike Prezzato

A former sidekick whose hands can cook your brain. A robot who changes abilities and demeanor depending on the tape inside his head. A girl who can see through your skin -- and into your soul. An alien woman with psychic powers. A dog named Iggy. These special “Omega powers” have been gathered by the mysterious Mr. O in order to liberate reality from those who police it, who include a psychedelic artist, a corporate playwright, a cult leader, and a sellout musician. Or so they’re told. Imagine if David Cronenberg, David Lynch, and probably Michelangelo's David made a 1980s superhero team comic, and you’ll get an idea of what’s in this special mini bootleg preview edition, which features the first ten pages of OMEGA BOYS #1, plus a special Kidz Klub ad and a visual guide to every character in the series (and beyond)

KIDS RULE!!

(W) Danny Djeljosevic (A) CJ Camba, Zak Kinsella, Marissa Louise, AJ Bernardo

Three new stories--
NEW WAVE CTHULHU: Selling out is the greatest evil of all.
NO CITY ABOVE: In a domed, hopeless city, denizens of City Below look towards the sky…
NO NEW MOVIES:All I care about is fury and the city where I’m from

HURLANTS: GARAGE COMICS 2009-2013

(W) Danny Djeljosevic (A) Mike Prezzto

A woman investigating end-of-the-world scenarios across the cosmos. A robot that wants to turn you into a zombie. Extradimensoinal soldiers waging war against a single dinosaur. A sad sack mystic. An existential plant monster.

The result of five years’ collaboration, hurlants collects the complete series of DjeljosevicXprezzato garage comics (Jenny Xaxx, Killer Robot Mitchum, Metachromatic Men, Doctor Nowhere and No-Thing) and includes bonus content like original concept art and liner notes featuring commentary from both Djeljosevic and Prezzato. X was unavailable for comment.

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ROCHE LIMIT #1

(W) Michael Moreci (A) Vic Malhotra

"OUR DESTINY IS THE STARS, AND I WILL LEAD US THERE."
Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard's dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, is a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony's underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a grim future for mankind. Blending 2001: A Space Odyssey with Blade Runner, ROCHE LIMIT is the first part of a bold sci-fi/noir trilogy.

Roche Limit #1 Cover Art by Vic Malhotra

Roche Limit #1 Cover Art by Vic Malhotra

Recommended by Casey!!!

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BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK & MASK SET

(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A) Greg Capullo, various

This new collectors set includes the critically acclaimed tale DEATH OF THE FAMILY from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, paired with a replica hand-painted vinyl latex mask of The Joker that features sewn-on hair and a white elastic band. Just in time for Halloween, this is a must-have for any fan of Scott Snyder's groundbreaking work!

Recommended by Perry!!!


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BUTTERFLY #1

(W) Arash Amel,Marguerite Bennett  (A) Antonio Fuso

Butterfly is one of Project Delta's deep cover agents; no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she is set up for a murder she did not commit, she is unknowingly led to her father's doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Codenamed Nightingale, her father was once a member of the very same Project Delta, a spy in the violent aftermath of the Cold War, and believes they are behind her setup. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.

Butterfly #1 Cover Art by Phil Noto

Butterfly #1 Cover Art by Phil Noto

WHY WE LOVE IT: We've all spent hours glued to episodes of shows like True Detective
and House of Cards that explore deeply flawed and morally complex characters. In
BUTTERFLY, screenwriter Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco, Erased) brings that aesthetic
to comics and the espionage genre, exploring the true nature of people who devote their
lives to covert ops and the deceit, solitude, and violence that comes with it.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Marguerite Bennett has been making a name for herself with her
work on Lois Lane, Batgirl, and Earth 2: World's End and we can't wait for fans to see
how she explores the dark world of spycraft. There's no one better in the espionage genre
than Antonio Fuso, the artist behind the critically acclaimed run of GI Joe: Cobra. It's the
perfect creative team for a morally complex story of violence and family set in the web of a
global conspiracy.

Recommended by Howard!!

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ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE #1

(W) Chris Roberson (A) Patric Reynolds

Continuing the Fire and Stone event linking the Aliens/Predator/Prometheus stories. During a vicious xenomorph outbreak, terraforming engineer Derrick Russell leads a desperate group of survivors onto a rickety mining vessel. They hope to escape the creatures overrunning their colony-but they'll face horrors both in space and on the strange planet they crash on. Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films!

o First issue in an exciting direction for Aliens from critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson!

Aliens: Fire & Stone cover art by David Palumbo

Aliens: Fire & Stone cover art by David Palumbo

Recommended by Video Monkey

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GI JOE #1

(W) Karen Traviss (A) Steve Kurth (Cover) Jeffrey Veregge

DOES THE WORLD NEED G.I. JOE? Cobra had become an international peacekeeping force... and the future of  G.I. JOE looks bleak. SCARLETT leads what's left of America's ultimate fighting force-but will she be able to keep her team together? Real-world action and politics collide... and nothing will be the same.

GI Joe #1 Cover Art by Jeffrey Veregge

GI Joe #1 Cover Art by Jeffrey Veregge

Recommended by Morgan

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PRINCESS UGG #4

(W/A) Ted Naifeh

Ülga offers to help her roommate Julifer with her prized Sylvan unicorn in order to practice the art of diplomacy, but the unicorn is spoiled and undisciplined, and Julifer refuses to do anything about it. With a riding competition fast approaching, Ülga decides to take matters into her own hands.

Princess Ugg #4 Cover Art by Ted Naifeh

Princess Ugg #4 Cover Art by Ted Naifeh

Recommended by erin!!!

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! EP. #97 9/17/14!!

There are sooooooooo many good shinies this week, I can hardly contain myself!!!!! GAHHH!! ok. sorry. calmed down now. But yeah, kids, I hope you're not planning on eating anything other than ramen this week cuz this week we've got the highly anticipated Spider-Gwen; a great Warren Ellis double shot from Image; Multiversity; the last of Charles Burns' X'ed Out saga; a whole plethora of Avengers books; more Bengal sci-fi awesomeness; another batch of DC shiny covers and more and more and more and more!!! Get in here and get some comix!!!!

IN YO FACE, SUCKA!! COPRA ROUND ONE TRADE PAPERBACK IS HERE!!

COPRA TP ROUND ONE

(W/A) Michel Fiffe

Meka is the tale of two pilots in the far future whose vehicle, a giant walking war-machine designed to defend inhabited planets from alien threats, is disabled in combat, leaving them stranded and left to their own talents and judgment to survive the ruined urban warzone they themselves inadvertently created. This sci-fi story is as much about the politics of warfare as it is about the two characters relationship during the trials faced during their escape.

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MEKA HC

(W) Jean-David Morvan (A) Bengal

Meka is the tale of two pilots in the far future whose vehicle, a giant walking war-machine designed to defend inhabited planets from alien threats, is disabled in combat, leaving them stranded and left to their own talents and judgment to survive the ruined urban warzone they themselves inadvertently created. This sci-fi story is as much about the politics of warfare as it is about the two characters relationship during the trials faced during their escape.

Say hello to my new favorite publisher!! Magnetic Press has only just arrived on the American comics scene and with only three releases has managed to fill the much needed gap of bad ass, quasi current french Sci-Fi books!! Bengal, the master illustrator of Naja, brings his flawless futuristic anime-ish style to yet another euro classic that we here in the states have been completely deprived of…UNTIL NOW!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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MULTIVERSITY: THE SOCIETY OF SUPER-HEROES #1

(W) Grant Morrison (A) Chris Sprouse

The biggest adventure in DC Comics history continues!
Grant Morrison joins modern legend Chris Sprouse (TOM STRONG, BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE, ACTION COMICS) for a trip to Earth-20 starring a Society of Super Heroes unlike anything you’ve seen before! It’s pulp Super Hero action with a post-modern twist - you can’t afford to miss it!
Who is the demon-like Green Lantern protecting Earth-20? What secret does Doc Fate hold that could save the world? Who are the hand-to-hand and air-to-air combat queens known as the Blackhawks? And what happens when these heroes come face to face with their diabolical Earth-40 counterparts - led by Vandal Savage - for an epic war between parallel worlds?
Find out all that and more in this exciting stand-alone issue which also acts as chapter two of the overall MULTIVERSITY storyline.
Join us, if you dare, for THE MULTIVERSITY!

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

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DEADLY CLASS #7

(W) Rick Remender (A) Wes Craig

CLASS IS BACK IN SESSION AS RICK REMENDER & WES CRAIG’S HIT SERIES ROLLS INTO ITS SECOND ARC!
Narrowly escaping death in Las Vegas, Marcus and his remaining gang return to Kings Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts. But they’re about to learn a hard lesson: blood begets blood, and no bad deed goes unpunished.

recommended by erin.

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SIRENS #1

(W/A) George Perez

WHY WE LOVE IT: The name George Pérez should say it all, but we are beyond excited to work with one of comics’ living masters on his own original title. He’s worked on great female characters like Wonder Woman and Scarlet Witch, but this, a team of female heroes
of his own creation, had us swooning.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: It’s a scifi adventure story that spans time and space, featuring a team of female heroes that kick butt across the universe. If you like strong female scifi characters like Battlestar Galactica’s Starbuck, Star Wars’ Princess Leia, and Alien’s
Ripley, you’ll find a lot to love about GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS!
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: As an intergalactic force enslaves planets across the galaxy, the legendary team known only as the Sirens must reunite to save the galaxy-but is that even possible when the Sirens themselves don’t even remember who they are? And the rest of the universe only remembers them as…villains? A six issue miniseries featuring your new favorite comic book team, written and drawn by the master himself, George Pérez (Wonder Woman, JLA Vs. Avengers) begins his greatest story yet.

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