COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #76

May the 4th be with you or whatever nonsense those strange Jedi cult members say to each other. The rest of us troopers, we gotta work. So take a break from your monitor duties and watch your favorite monkeys from Zanadu Comics as they unveil this week's best books! Just make sure those evil Jedi don't catch you...

and oh yeah, FREE COMICS on Saturday! (Just sayin)

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WORLD OF CASSYNO (WORLD BOOK)

(W) Mike Kennedy, Bengal (A/CA) Bengal

Beyond the plains of Collier Bluff and the glistening towers of Goldstaxx lies the land of Cassyno, a world of dark fantasy, magic, and games of chance created by comic illustrator and concept artist Bengal. This 64 page world book containing character backstories and world history pertaining to the designs featured on the World of Cassyno playing cards (sold separately or with the Gamebox set), with art by Bengal, Enrique Fernandez, Claire Wendling, Joe Madureira, Mamud Asrar, Marguerite Sauvage, Bryndon Everett, and Ben Caldwell. Also includes rules for 7 original card games that can be played with any standard deck of cards, or with supplemental bonus rules specific to the Cassyno deck itself.

BENGAL!!!

recommended by casey!

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JESSICA FARM TP VOL 02

(W/A) Josh Simmons

Jessica Farm fuses adventure, fantasy and psychological horror, all stamped with Josh Simmons' macabre sensibility. In Book 1, Jessica arrives at her Grandparents farm and the banality is subverted by a ratcheting sense of dread, as we discover that Jessica's increasingly nightmarish house is filled with creatures around every corner. In Book 2, our hero comes upon the Groovy Room, where the atmosphere is different and if you configure your mind just right, you can hover in the air. These books are the beginning of a life-spanning project which will continue for 50 years, until Simmons amasses a 600-page body of work.

From local creator JOSH SIMMONS!

Recommended by erin.

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MINIMUM WAGE TP VOL 02 SO MANY BAD DECISIONS

(W/A) Bob Fingerman

Post-divorce Rob continues struggles both romantic and careerist, divvying up time between dating an Ayn Rand-worshipping, Goth wannabe stand up comedian, depicting curiously sagacious mutant crustaceans, and landing in the not-so-healthy but all-too-familiar embrace of his ex. Can so many bad decisions lead to enlightenment?

Featured in New York Magazine's Approval Matrix and Entertainment Weekly's Must List!

Collects MINIMUM WAGE: SO MANY BAD DECISIONS #1-6

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!

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RENATO JONES THE ONE% #1

(W/A) Kaare Andrews

Special double-sized first issue!
The One% own more than half the world's wealth. They've crashed economies, bought governments, and have amassed more power than any other group in history. And they still don't have enough. With this kind of power how can anyone make them pay? WHO will make them pay? Enter Renato Jones, a mysterious vigilante, out to even the score. And when he enters the fray THE SUPER-RICH ARE SUPER F***ED.

From acclaimed creator KAARE KYLE ANDREWS (Iron Fist: The Living Weapon, Spider-Man: Reign) comes a supercharged capitalist action thriller for a post-Great Recession world.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

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4001 A.D. #1

(W) Matt Kindt (A) Clayton Crain, David Mack (CA) Clayton Crain

In the tradition of BOOK OF DEATH, ARMOR HUNTERS, and HARBINGER WARS, Valiant's most ambitious crossover event yet starts here! At the dawn of the 41st century, the future of Earth will be decided in the stars. This May...the rebellion begins in 4001 A.D.!

One hundred years from today, Father - the benevolent artifi cial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan - will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space...where its people will thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society - one built on peace, prosperity... and Father's control.

A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan's justice well...and serve Father without question. Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind...and discover the sinister
secret at the heart of Father's existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die...and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father's kingdom...

Exiled from the only realm he's ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself... on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet...and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #75

We are back and in focus this time!! That's right, the most important member of the team is back and that means pictures! Color! Transitions! Ooooooooo... yay Video Monkey!! And oh yeah, lots of freaking comics this week!! So many that Morgan and Casey had to work overtime to fill the Professor Marvel shaped hole between us!

Make sure to stop in today and get your comix!!!!! Open til 7pm!

and holy shi*t we've been doin this for 75 weeks already--and this is volume 2!

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HYPER FORCE NEO #1

(W/A/CA) Jarrett Williams

It's the year 21XX and Dean Masters is off to his first day of 9th grade. But unbeknownst to him, Dean will become the leader of Hyper Force Neo, a super-secret group of techie-teens who pilot massive Neo Mechs to defend the planet! From Super Pro K.O. creator Jarrett Williams.

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!

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BARTKIRA NUCLEAR ED HC

(A) Various (CA) Mike O'Brien

A benefit edition of Bartkira that collects a narrative sequence of massive destruction from Akira re-interpreted through the bug-eyed lens of The Simpsons. Proceeds from this book are being split between two charities, OISCA Coastal Forest Restoration Project in Miyagi Prefecture and Save the Children. A Floating World production.

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!

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DOCTOR STRANGE: LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1

(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Mike Perkins

This companion to the "LAST DAYS OF MAGIC" epic! THE EMPIRIKUL, led by The Imperator, are destroying all magic and magic users in the Marvel Universe. Jason Aaron brings you Doctor Strange and Wong's secret history and the ultimate sacrifice that Wong makes! Gerry Duggan shows Brother Voodoo's stand against the evil magic-eaters. James Robinson introduces a new magic figure in the Marvel U just in time for her last stand!
Rated T+

RECOMMENDED BY HOWARD!

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TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #12

(W) John Barber, Tom Scioli (A) Tom Scioli (CA) Giannis Milonogiannis

WELCOME TO THE TERROR DROME! As the forces of COBRA plot a treacherous move, OPTIMUS PRIME descends in to CYBERTRONAIN hell in search of the MATRIX. They say the sun also rises... but will it be friend or foe?!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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MEGG & MOGG IN AMSTERDAM & OTHER STORIES HC

(W/A/CA) Simon Hanselmann

Fresh off their star turn in the New York Times best seller Megahex, Megg and Mogg decide to take a trip to Amsterdam for some quality couple time, although the trip gets off to a rocky start when they forget their antidepressants. Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam collects all of Simon Hanselmann's contributions to Vice. com, the Ignatz Award-nominated short story "St. Owl's Bay," and other surprises that will add additional color and background for fans of Megahex.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!

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DEPT H #1

(W/A/CA) Matt Kindt

From New York Times best-selling MIND MGMT creator Matt Kindt comes an exciting new undersea sci-fi mystery.

Mia is a special investigator hired to uncover possible sabotage taking place at a deep-sea research station. What she finds is a mind-blowing crime scene filled with suspects with terrible secrets, strange deep-sea creatures, and an impending flood!

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!

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ALOHA, HAWAIIAN DICK #1

(W) B. Clay Moore (A) Jacob Wyatt (CA) Sean K. Dove

The critically-acclaimed tropical noir returns for a brand new series! While Byrd remains in 1954 Hawaii, we meet another Byrd back in the States, and his impending arrival on the scene is destined to change the landscape of HAWAIIAN DICK forever.

RECOMMENDED BY ERIN.

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HAUNTED MANSION #2

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Jorge Coehlo (CA) E.M. Gist

YOU CAN ENTER, BUT YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE...!
• Get ready to meet the 999 happy haunts residing in the mansion...but some of them aren't quite so happy!
• Madame Leota! The Hatbox ghost! Constance the Bride! The Hitchhiking ghosts! You never know who of the legendary cast from Disney's world-famous attraction will appear!
• Danny is trapped within the Haunted Mansion, but who is trying to help him, and who is using him for their own ghoulish plot?
• Don't miss the next chapter in the delightfully chilling story based on the fan-favorite Disney attraction!
Rated T

We are also restocking issue #1 on Wednesday, so make sure you get a double shot of Disney horror with your new comics!!

RECOMMENDED BY HOWARD!

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DIVINITY II #1

(W) Matt Kindt (A) Trevor Hairsine (CA) Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

The much-anticipated follow-up to the five-time sold-out series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls the "Best New Superhero of 2015" is here! The acclaimed creative team returns for a perfect new jumping-on point into the expansive sci-fi saga that shook the world!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union - determined to win the Space Race at any cost - green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent three cosmonauts farther than anyone has gone before or since. Handpicked orphans with no connections to Earth, trained as devout Communists, and restricted from having families, they became lost in the stars and encountered something Unknown... Something that changed them.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, Abram Adams was the first to return. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. But, even with limitless powers, he is concerned only with the secret love he hid away from his superiors and the unborn child he never met.

Now, Miska, the female co-pilot of the group, has also returned to Earth...but, unlike Abram she had no secret family. Unlike Abram, she still believes in the Communist ideal. And, unlike Abram, she intends to play a very real role in the return of Soviet glory.

Earth is about to meet a new god. And she's a Communist. How long can it be before the nations of Earth bend before DIVINITY?

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