ALL-NEW COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep.#29 5/27!

Hey all you digital people out there in cyberland!! It's yet another glorious New Comics Wednesday here in what turned out to be a sunny summer day in Seattle!! While Will was out doing whatever it is he does while not in front of the camera, Morgan and Casey pick up the slack with a whole heaping of new shiny nonsense and even a special surprise or two for those wondering who will win Chuck Palahniuk's severed arms...

And don't forget to check out our special MARVEL SECRET WARS BATTLE PLAN video for an insider's look at the biggest event of 2015!

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PROVIDENCE #1

(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Jacen Burrows

The most important work of 2015 begins here with the long-awaited arrival of Alan Moore's breathtaking epic PROVIDENCE with his artistic partner Jacen Burrows. In his most carefully considered work in decades, Moore deconstructs all of Lovecraft's concepts, reinventing the entirety of his work inside a painstakingly researched framework of American history. Both sequel and prequel to NEONOMICON, PROVIDENCE begins in 1919 and blends the mythical visions of HPL flawlessly into the cauldron of racial and sexual intolerance that defined that era on the East Coast of America. Every line from artist Jacen Burrows is perfectly honed to complete this immersive experience. The result is a breathtaking masterpiece of sequential art that will define modern horror for this generation. Invoking a comparison it to a prior literary masterpiece is not something to be handled lightly, but in scope, importance and execution: Providence is the Watchmen of horror.
Moore has designed every cover, every single page, and every nuance of this work to create his most fully-realized vision to date. There are no ads, all 32 pages are written by Moore, and Jacen Burrows has spent the past two years slaving over the finest detail possible on the pages. The entire work is already written, intricately crafted to tie the most nuanced threads together over the breadth of the series. Painstakingly researched, meticulously produced, this is a sequential masterpiece that will serve as important a call to the next generation of comic book writers as Watchmen did 30 years ago: this is a definitive demonstration of just how good a comic book can be. Available with Regular, Pantheon, Portrait, Dreamscape Wraparound, Women of HPL, and a special Ancient Tome Incentive cover, all by collaborator Jacen Burrows.

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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YOU DON'T SAY GN

(W/A/CA) Nate Powell

A celebrity glares. A community burns. A child's heart breaks. A recipe summons a ghost. A dying woman makes her peace. An art form sustains the spirit. In You Don't Say award-winning graphic novelist Nate Powell -- of the #1 New York Times Bestseller March: Book One, and the Eisner Award-Winning "Graphic Novel of the Year" Swallow Me Whole -- collects a decade of powerful short works. Autobiography, fiction, essay comics, collaborations, and more fill these thoughtful, pitch-black pages, comprising rare and previously unreleased material from 2004-2013.

RECOMMENDED BY ERIN.

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MATERIAL #1

(W) Alex Kot (A) Will Tempest (CA) Tom Muller

A man comes home from Guantanamo Bay, irrevocably changed.
An actress receives an offer that can revive her career.
A boy survives a riot and becomes embedded within a revolutionary movement.
A philosopher is contacted by a being that dismantles his beliefs.

Look around you. Everything is material.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!

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M.O.D.O.K. ASSASSIN #1

(W) Christopher Yost (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) David Lafuente

• In a world populated by the most fearsome thieves, murderers and ne'er-do-wells, there is one who is a HEAD above the rest...
• Enter, M.O.D.O.K.: The Mental Organism Designed Only for KILLING!
• Killville's very own Merc with a Maw is open for business! But his next job may be biting off more than he can chew...

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!

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FIGHT CLUB 2 #1

(W) Chuck Palahniuk (A) Cameron Stewart (CA) David Mack

Some imaginary friends never go away . . .
Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife, pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won't last long; the wife has seen to that. The time has come . . .

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

NEW SHORT STORY COLLECTION - LOCAL WRITER

THE BLACKBERRY  & OTHER TALES THAT CREEP

(W) Judith Cullen (A) Rick Geary, Illustrations

What really creeps you out? These stories feature the unknown, unseen, unexplainable and unexpected. They won't horrify you but you may begin to feel uneasy, get that prickly feeling on your skin that causes you to rub your arms and look around for what might be lurking. They may inspire you to check under your bed at night, make certain your closet door is securely latched and your windows locked.

Cover art by Rick Geary (colors by Walter Parrish)

Cover art by Rick Geary (colors by Walter Parrish)

"Ms. Cullen's writing is lyrical and touching, the rhythms and characters stick in your mind like a really good tune. I have the feeling she could write about tin cans and readers would come away with a sense of satisfaction and wonder"
- Reader Review of "A Trio of Cat Tales", by the same author.

Illustration for the story "Gorak the Gobbler" by Rick Geary

Illustration for the story "Gorak the Gobbler" by Rick Geary

ALL-NEW COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD! NOW!! ep. #28 5/20!

The summer comic season has officially started (as I'm sure your wallets have noticed lately), BUT sooooo many shiny good things are hitting the rack this week!! Girls with cats in the wasteland! Cutthroat barbarians (also in the wasteland)!! Veronica vs Predator with a baseball bat and M.O.D.O.K.!! soooo many M.O.D.O.K.s! Just another New Comics Wednesday here at CSSG!!

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MASTER OF KUNG FU #1

(W) Haden Blackman (A) Dalibor Talajic

• Welcome to the mystical land of K'UN LUN, where the study of martial arts reigns supreme!
• In a world where everyone is well-trained in at least some form of deadly combat, what becomes of a drunken, drop-out failure?
• If anyone speaks out against Emperor Zu, the price is their head! Good thing Shang-Chi's a man of discretion and...oh, who are we kidding. This is going to get nasty.

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!

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FADE OUT #6

(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips

BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS' best-selling series ever just keeps hitting! Charlie and his blacklisted friend Gil hunt Hollywood's back alleys for answers to Valeria Sommer's murder and cover-up, but the one man who might know something, ex-child star "Flapjack" Jones, has gone into hiding...unless he's dead in a ditch by the side of the road.

RECOMMENDED BY ERIN.

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APOCALYPTIGIRL: AN ARIA FOR THE END TIMES TP

(W/A) Andrew MacLean

Alone at the end of the world, Aria is a woman with a mission! As she traipses through an overgrown city with a cat named Jelly Beans, Aria is on a fruitless search for an ancient relic with immeasurable power. But when a creepy savage sets her on a path to complete her quest, she'll face death in the hopes of claiming her prize.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!

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OPTIC NERVE #15

(W/A) Adrian Tomine

Optic Nerve 14 brings Adrian Tomine's multifaceted, expressive cartooning to a new peak with a short autobiographical strip and two stories. "Killing and Dying" is about a father's struggles to be supportive: it centers on parenthood, mortality, and stand-up comedy. "Intruders" depicts a man obsessively trying to find his way back to a former life by revisiting places he once knew. Optic Nerve 14 will appear on the twentieth anniversary of Tomine's beloved comic book series, in whose pages the landmark graphic novel Shortcomings was first published. Each story in Optic Nerve 14 reveals new dimensions to Tomine's unique visual sensibility and complex, character-driven stories.

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ALL-NEW COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD! NOW!! ep. #27 5/13

It's yet another Wednesday here in grayish sunny Seattle and your favorite comic monkeys are back once more for CSSG!! Secret Wars rolls out the big guns (or big hammers) for issue #2 as the clash of the massive events continues! Plus, a buttload of new Image #1's hits this week featuring Injection, Mythic, The Mantle and more!! Press play and watch with your miiiiiiinnnnnnddddd....

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SPACE RIDERS #2

(W) Fabian Rangel (A/W) Alexis Ziritt

After the mind shattering events of Vortex of Madness, the Space Riders find themselves crash-landed on an unknown planet. They encounter an alien warrior tribe, as well as the beautiful and fierce Dona Barbara. Also in this issue, our heroes find themselves in the presence of a Space God. Ride along as Capitan Peligro and his crew escape from the haunted planet!

AND we're also getting the 2nd print of #1 with the SUPER RAD Ralph Niese cover!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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INJECTION #1

(W) Warren Ellis (A) Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire

Once upon a time, there were five crazy people, and they poisoned the 21st Century. Now they have to deal with the corrosion to try and save us all from a world becoming too weird to support human life.

INJECTION is the new ongoing series created by the acclaimed creative team of Moon Knight. It is science fiction, tales of horror, strange crime fiction, techno-thriller, and ghost story all at the same time. A serialized sequence of graphic novels about how loud and strange the world is getting, about the wild future and the haunted past all crashing into the present day at once, and about five eccentric geniuses dealing with the paranormal and numinous as well as the growing weight of what they did to the planet with the Injection.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!

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MANTLE #1

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Brian Level

Robbie never asked for any of this. While drunkenly walking home from a punk show, he's hit with lightning and wakes to find that he's been chosen as the new host for The Mantle, a power set of unimaginable scope. Despite his lack of interest, he's forced into action. The Plague, a being who has spent 50 years killing every previous host of The Mantle, is already coming for him.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!