NEW LOCAL COMICS!!

We've just added two new comics to our local section from up and coming Seattle comic artist, Kiriska! In her own words, "I draw pictures and write stories." What more do you need to know? Check out her website for more stuffs!

SUNFLOWERS AND RAINBOWS

(W/A) Kiriska

24hr Comic Day (October) 2009. 24-page BW oneshot.

Following the previous year’s adaptation, I definitely wanted to do something original for 2009′s 24hr Comic Day. This is what came out of my head at the last minute and I’m really happy with how it turned out, given all the restraints of the event. Aside from the cover (really just page 15) which was colored at a later date, only minor clean-up edits were made to the pages after the initial 24 hours.


THE LAST CRANE

(W/A) Kiriska

January 2011. 8-page, BW toned oneshot.

This was my submission to the 2011 SCAD Sequential Arts Anthology, and I am pleased to report that it was accepted.

ALL-NEW COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! NOW! ep. #17

On this, the most holy of holidays--MARCH FORTH--we bring you COMICS from the venerated vault of your favorite comic monkeys!! Gaze in disbelief at the mighty marching skills of Howard as they inspire terror and loathing or reel in terror like Morgan! (see him reel!!!) Um, yeah, anyway, there are comics and stuff this week. COMICS!!! YAY!!!

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BIG MAN PLANS #1

(W) Eric Powell & Tim Weisch (A) Eric Powell

From ERIC POWELL (Eisner award-winning creator of The Goon) and TIM WEISCH (a guy who used to be a bricklayer) comes BIG MAN PLANS, a brutal crime drama with a shocking mystery at its heart. Even the most marginalized in society can exact revenge if they don't care how they do it.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!

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HALOGEN #1

(W) Josh Tierney (A) Afu Chan

WHY WE LOVE IT: We've published four books thus far in Josh Tierney's Spera series because we simply love his characters and storytelling. Now, he teams up with fellow webcomic creators Afu Chan (Spera) and Giannis Milonogiannis (Old City Blues, Prophet) for a new creator-owned, sci-fi adventure.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Having first collaborated on the Eisner Award-nominated Spera series, the creative team behind HaloGen is no stranger to kickbutt ladies, epic world-building, and sweeping adventures. This time they're strapping on their sci-fi boots for a series perfect for fans of Prophet, Rocket Girl, and The Fifth Element.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: There's a rumor on Cityship Q that the gigantic body of a dead god was found floating in space. Rell, an agent woking for the HaloGen organization, is tasked with finding the location of the god and retrieving it by any means necessary. Using her ability to form hyperrealistic holograms, Rell is about to take on the first mission she might not be able to finish.

Now that Prophet is in its final cycle, a new series must rise to fill the giant dead robot god shaped void left by the best sci-fi comic on the racks--and that series is HALOGEN!! Crafted from the kinetically charged, indy powerhouse creators behind Spera and Old City Blues comes a super-charged, 1997 Square RPG feelin' rollicking space adventure for the next century!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!

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DESCENDER #1

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Dustin Nguyen

One young robot's struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet.

A rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey that pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling space opera from the creators of Trillium, Sweet Tooth, and Little Gotham.

Extra-sized first issue. 30 story pages for only $2.99!

recommended by erin.

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SHAOLIN COWBOY HC

(W/A) Geoff Darrow

The Saga of one man's fight against The Walking Dead as you've never seen it before!

The action never lets up as a chainsaw of events pits the comic world's favorite Shaolin Cowboy against a legion of gourmets from the fourth level of hell, intent on turning America's finest youth into an endless Shemp buffet.

Strap on your six-guns, gas up your chainsaw, and hang on, 'cuz you aren't in Downton Abbey anymore.

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!

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BLACKCROSS #1

(W) Warren Ellis (A) Colton Worley

All small towns have secrets. All small towns have ghosts. Blackcross, in the Pacific North West of America, has more secrets than most. And it is being haunted by something impossible. BLACKCROSS, a supernatural extension of the PROJECT SUPERPOWERS mythos, is a ghost story about something reaching out from the other side of the night, through the forest and mist of this remote town, to grasp at the hearts of a handful of people who may not find out that they're the targets of a strange killer until it's much, much too late.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

NEW INDY COMIX!!

HEAD LOPPER #1

(W/A) Andrew MacLean

A somewhat tongue-in-cheek swords and monsters comic.

Nomadic warrior, Norgal and his unlikely companion, the severed head of Agatha the Blue Witch, have arrived on the rocky shores of the Scottish Isle of Barra. They come prepared to slay the sea serpent but can they survive all of the island's deadly trials? And can they survive each other's company?

23 pages of story, 36 total pages of art including a pinup gallery featuring:
Toby Cypress (Rod Racer, Blue Estate)
Brian Churilla (DB Cooper)
Tradd Moore (Luther Strode)
Wariwick Johnson-Cadwell (Tank Girl)
James Harren (BPRD, Abe Sapien)

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HEAD LOPPER #2

(W/A) Andrew MacLean

"The Wolves of Barra" - A HUGE 43 page story PLUS an amazing pinup gallery featuring art from:

Mike Mignola
Joe Dellagatta
Michael Avon Oeming
Simone D'Armini
Max Fiumara
Troy Nixey
Fillip Acovic
Enrique Fernandez
Paul Maybury
Janusz Pawlak

The great evil that plagues the Scottish Isle of Barra has turned its attention to Norgal and Agatha. The Wolves of Barra descend, blood spills, plot thickens, and heads... you get the picture.

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SERAPHIM 266613336 WINGS TP

(W) Mamoru Oshii (A/CA) Satoshi Kon

Two of the most acclaimed anime directors of all time, Ghost in the Shell's Mamoru Oshii and Perfect Blue's Satoshi Kon, came together to create a manga: Seraphim: 266613336 Wings. Seraphim is the story of a future earth devastated by the "Angel Plague," a pandemic that induces apocalyptic visions in the afflicted, even as it ossifies their bodies into dead, seraphic forms.

Can we say "Fanboy wet dream?" Two of the greatest creators of sequential art, both on the screen and on the page, join together to bring you what could be the best manga release of the year!! Seriously, I'm not gonna hype this anymore. If you are unfamiliar with their works, I suggest IMDB post haste, good sirs and madams.

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PHANTOM BLOOD HC VOL 01

(W/A) Hirohiko Araki

Young Jonathan Joestar's life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

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THOR ANNUAL #1

(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Rob Guillory & Various

• Three stories featuring three Thors!
• Wrestling superstar CM Punk and Rob Guillory (Chew) on Young Thor's idea for how to prove himself worthy of Mjolnir: a drinking competition!
• Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) and Marguerite Sauvage tell a tale of the new Thor!
• And Jason Aaron on the Girls of Thunder's quest to find the perfect birthday present for their grandfather, King Thor! How about a new Garden of Eden?

RECOMMENDED BY ERIN.

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CHEW TP VOL 09: CHICKEN TENDERS

(W) John Layman (A/CA) Rob Guillory

Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats, has been busy - busy settling into married life, busy investigating one assignment after another
that takes him to the most remote corners of the planet. Meanwhile, the people closest to Tony are
conspiring to take on the brutal killer who murdered Tony's twin sister. And this conspiracy includes Tony's partner, his arch enemy - and his teenage daughter!
Presenting a new storyline of the New York Times Best Selling, Harvey and multiple Eisner Award winner
series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, and clairvoyants.
Collects CHEW #41-45, plus CHEW: WARRIOR CHICKEN POYO

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!

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SPIDER-GWEN #1

(W) Jason Latour (A) Robbi Rodriguez

SPIDER-GWEN SPINS INTO HER OWN SERIES!
• BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series - SPIDER-GWEN!
• Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew that already. What you DON'T know is what friends and foes are waiting for her in the aftermath of Spider-Verse!
• From the fan-favorite creative team that brought you Spider-Gwen's origin story in EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE, Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez!

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

NEW INDEPENDENT COMIC

BURGERBOY #1
Gerrit De Bremme (W/A)

Direct from Belgium, Gerrit De Bremme sent us some of his first English Language comic book, Burgerboy. A verbally abusive stomach drives it's owner to desperate measures in order to acquire a burger. From the pretentious hipster counterman to the cheese killing mugger, it seems that our hero may never fulfill his craving for grilled beef on a baguette. Don't forget to order a side of Freedom Fries.

ALL-NEW COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! EP #15

Now that the fleas have vacated our venerable Video Monkey, the CSSG team is BACK with more comics than you can shake a skinny nerd fist at!! Sit back and laugh at Morgan, Will and especially Casey who just can't seem to keep his sh*t together this week...

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SHE-HULK #12

(W) Charles Soule (A) Javier Pulido

FINAL ISSUE!
• The end of the Blue File...and the end of an era!
• But when one door closes, another one opens, and Jen finds herself face to face with her most important case yet.

Alright, so I must admit that for many years the idea of reading a She-Hulk comic was about as enticing as a needle to the eye. Then one day in 2005, I stumbled upon Dan Slott's masterful reintroduction of the mean, green, law practicin' machine that we all know and love today. Thanks to Slott and Bobillo, She-Hulk found a new lease on life, both with fans and creators alike that eventually resulted in the launch of this current series which unfortunately, ends with this issue. Now, I could go into a huge rant about how B.S. this all is, but truly, I am just happy to have had 12 absolutely MIND-BLOWING issues from the brilliant creative team of Charles Soule and Javier Pulido that proves there are no bad characters, just bad creators. Throw in a double-shot of Ron Wimberly guest art and you've got what will be hailed as one of the BEST female lead, (or even male lead) cape books on the rack. She-Hulk is dead! LONG LIVE SHE-HULK!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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PLUNDER #1

(W) Swifty Lang (A) Skuds McKinley

WHY WE LOVE IT: Swifty Lang gave us a whole new look at werewolves with Feeding Ground, a terrifying tale packed with social commentary. When he told us he'd teamed up with newcomer Skuds McKinley for a story of horror on the high seas, we were all in.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: BOOM! Studios and Archaia have been at the forefront of the horror comics revival, with titles like Feeding Ground, Curse, and Clive Barker's Next Testament. Plunder is the next step in that evolution, as fans of Captain Phillips and The Thing will enjoy this mix of current events-inspired adventure and supernatural terror.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: After facing off with an illegal Chinese vessel, a gang of Somali pirates tries to board what they think is a research vessel, only to find themselves in the midst of a massacre. As their worst nightmares become reality, the 14-year-old boy who went from translator to reluctant pirate not only becomes the key to survival, but must decide for himself how far he is willing to go in the name of self-preservation.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!

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DEADLY CLASS #11

(W) Rick Remender (A) Wes Craig

Marcus and Maria fight for their life, and their love, as the sins of their past come crashing down all around them, wielding Uzis, shotguns, and machetes.

Steel your nerves for the heart-pounding finale to the second arc of RICK REMENDER and WES CRAIG's DEADLY CLASS.

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!