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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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NEW LOCAL GRAPHIC NOVEL

I KNOW WHAT I AM TP VOL 01
(W/A) Gina Sciciliano

Against the backdrop of a repressive and violent 17th century Rome, I Know What I Am tells the incredible story of female painter Artemisia Gentileschi. In a world where the Catholic Church controls the government, restricts free expression, and suppresses women’s power, Artemisia fights to overcome the odds and create covertly political work that challenges the culture’s acceptance of sexual violence and its restrictive view of women.

Cover art by Gina Siciliano

Cover art by Gina Siciliano

Gina Siciliano brings us the first fruit of her magnum opus exploring the art, politics and society of 17th century Italy in this heavily researched biography of one of the few female artists of the Baroque period.

I Know What I Am is a story populated with martyrs, philosophers, lecherous church officials, high-profile artists, and murderers. The gripping story extends from ignored female figures of Biblical times to the sordid lives of Baroque masters. It serves as both a sweeping history of a time period few people today understand and an extraordinary woman that subverted the society she was born into to become a ground-breaking artist

Using solely ballpoint pens, Siciliano creates a striking and unique work that interprets Renaissance and Baroque style through an entirely new lens. Bridging the modern “low” art form of comics with the traditionally “high” art form of painting, Siciliano comments on our forgotten past, the ways we define progress, and the history of women in art as a whole.

Includes 6 pages of notes and references to support the scholarly aspect of this ground-breaking work.

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! EP. #96

Like Fight Club, we now have corporate sponsorship!! Fox studios, the network behind the upcoming "Gotham" TV show is now shelling out big bucks to help us bring our little video show into the the next generation!! Ok, that is actually a total lie and we are just shamelessly wearing whatever free swag the network sent to try and look cool and get extra hits on the video this week. Oh, and Cory Michael Smith, (who unfortunately will be gone by the time you watch this) the actor playing Edward Nygma, the future Riddler will be/has been here to meet and greet with Seattle geeks! Big thanks to him for coming by and hope everyone has a great week and remebers to watch GOTHAM on Monday, September 22nd on Fox! Plug Plug plug corporate shilling, etc etc

GOTHAM ACTOR IN STORE WEDNESDAY!!

Photo Credit: Entertainment Weekly

Photo Credit: Entertainment Weekly

Corey Michael Smith, who plays Edward Nygma (the future Riddler) in FOX's upcoming series GOTHAM, will be at Zanadu Comics in Downtown Seattle on Wednesday, Sept 10 from 10:30 - 11:30 am. He will be available to chat with fans, answer some questions and there will be posters and other swag available for him to sign.

GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), GOTHAM follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. Starring Ben McKenzie ("Southland", "The O.C.") as James Gordon and Donal Logue (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”) as Harvey Bullock, with Erin Richards, Jada Pinkett Smith and many many more.

Premieres Monday, September 22 at 8:00pm PDT. Airs locally on KCPQ-DT Q13 FOX (Channel 13, Simulcast on digital 22.2, check with provider for Cable channels).

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WRENCHIES GN

(W/A) Farel Dalrymple

Meet the Wrenchies. They're strong, powerful, and if you cross them, things will quickly go very badly for you. Only one thing scares them-growing up. Anyone who survives to be an adult lives in constant fear of the Shadowsmen. All the teenagers who come into contact with them turn into twisted, nightmarish monsters whose minds are lost forever.

It was a tough choice this week with both Prophet: Strikefile and this coming out, but I gotta go with the genius that is Mr. Dalrymple. A prophet veteran himself, Farel is one of the most unique, odd, talented and down right brilliant creators working in comics today and Wrenchies is 300 pages worth of proof for anyone who doubts this hyperbole. Soft spoken and unassuming, Farel has the spirit of a true comix barbarian with the mind of a space-ghetto born Miyazaki who crafts stories that have reduced me to tears in just a few pages. Do yourself a favor and splurge on what will surely be one of the best graphic novels to come out in 2014!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!

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HAWKEYE #20

(W) Matt Fraction (A) Annie Wu

• KATE-GUY! MADAME MASQUE! LOS ANGELES! EXPLOSIONS! THE END OF SUMMER VACATION! THE FINAL SHOWDOWN FOR ALL THE MARBLES! THE MARBLES ARE A METAPHOR!
• YOU BELONG YOU BELONG YOU BELONG YOU BELONG TO THE MERRY MARBLE MARCHING SOCIETY!
• This is... THE BIG ONE. Fraction and Wu and Hollingsworth too -- OH MY!

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REGULAR SHOW ORIGINAL GN VOL 01 HYDRATION

(W) Rachel Connor (A) Tessa Stone

WHY WE LOVE IT: Mordecai and Rigby star in their very first original graphic novel for REGULAR SHOW™-it's a longform story that will be like watching one of their TV episodes. And we're pretty excited about the team on this: Cartoon Network veteran Rachel Connor (Ed, Edd n Eddy) and Bravest Warriors artist Tessa Stone!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: It's another ridiculous adventure featuring the crazy antics of park employees Mordecai the Blue Jay and Rigby the raccoon as they try to beat the summer heat.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: The summer is turning into a roastfest
and Mordecai and Rigby are desperate to find a way to cool down. But when a mystery pool suddenly appears and offers a chance to beat the heat, it's only a matter of time before these two best bros find themselves in totally waterlogged trouble.

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!

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ANNIHILATOR #1

(W) Grant Morrison (A) Frazer Irving

Legendary Comics proudly presents Annihilator, an original graphic novel odyssey from the extraordinary mind of Grant Morrison, brought to life with stunning artwork from Frazer Irving. Washed-up Hollywood screenwriter Ray Spass is caught in a downward spiral of broken relationships, wild parties and self-destruction. Out of luck and out of chances, he's one failed script away from fading into obscurity. Little does he know he's about to write the story of his life. As his imagination runs rampant, Ray must join forces with his own fictional character Max Nomax on a reality-bending race to stop the entire universe from imploding - without blowing his own mind in the process.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! EP. #95!!

Comics Should Smell Good!! ep. #95!!

The 90's have returned in full shiny, 3-d ultra limited, lenticular force!! This week marks the 3 year anniversary of DC's New 52 and as per usual, they gotta do something special for September and what could be more special than super shiny motion covers???!!! Upgrading upon their model from last year, DC has not only employed new tech to bring even more shiny motion to their books, but each one takes place 5 years later, giving you a peek into the tumultuous future of the DCU! Marvel and Image both join the fray with Death of Wolverine #1 shiny cover and for some odd reason, Sidekick sports a shiny cover this week as well. Clearly there was some shiny envy going on in the industry this week, but it is YOU, the READER that gets to enjoy these over processed pieces of plastic!! OH JOY!!!

SIGNINGS AT ZANADU

Zanadu Comics is pleased to welcome local artist Jeffery Veregge, cover artist for the new G.I. Joe series from IDW Publishing. Jeffrey's art has been featured in a number of prestigious places, including Children's Hospital at Dartmouth; "The Works: Art & Design Festival" - Edmonton, Alberta; Washington State Historical Museum-Tacoma; and Emerald City ComiCon-Seattle. His images have also been featured on the crew jackets and t-shirts for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.

He will be signing copies of G.I. Joe #1 from 3-7 pm on Wednesday, Sept 24, 2014 at Zanadu Comics (1923 3rd Ave, Seattle).

GI Joe and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used by IDW Publishing with permission. c 2014 Hasbro. Cover art by Jeffrey Veregge.

GI Joe and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used by IDW Publishing with permission. c 2014 Hasbro. Cover art by Jeffrey Veregge.

G.I. JOE #1

Karen Traviss (W), Steve Kurth (A), Jeffrey Veregge (CA)

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 hew team together? Real-world action and politics collide... and nothing will be the same.

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JUDGE DREDD: MEGA CITY TWO TP

(W) Douglas Wolk (A) Ulises Farinas

Dredd heads Californee way! As part of a judicial exchange program, Dredd is sent packing to Mega-City Two, a sprawling city covering 5,000 square miles of the Californian West Coast and centered in what was once known as Los Angeles, where he soon discovers that they do things differently there.

This is the most insanely detailed Judge Dredd to ever grace a comic page thanks to the meticulous master of many many minute lines--ULISES FARINAS! This story puts you in the driver's seat of a rollicking tale that drops you head first into the bizarro mega city 2 that is future L.A. Revel in the smell of unwashed bums, the hum of the garbage bots as they fly through the air, the never ending Dino-Rap commercials and much much more!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #1

(W/A) Ryan Browne

RYAN BROWNE's (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, BEDLAM) farcical cult-sensation returns with a new story perfect for new readers!

A NASA funded group of arrogant "super people" must stop a rash of farmers that have been using rocket-powered silos to launch themselves into outer space! As these Astro-Farmers fire themselves all over the galaxy, NASA must utilize their every resource (a guy with a ghost-cow head, a bunch of magic bears, and a Chicago cop with robot arms) to avoid an intergalactic incident!

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

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JAYBIRD HC

(W) Jaakko Ahonen (A) Lauri Ahonen

Disney meets Kafka in this beautiful, intense, original tale! Jaybird is the story of a very small and very scared little bird, who lives a lonely, isolated life in a great big house with his infirm mother. Curious but terrified of the world outside, he's never been outside the house, and he will never leave if his mother has anything to say about it.

Gorgeously painted, humorously melancholy modern fable for adults.

recommended by erin.

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NIGHTWORLD #2

(W) Adam McGovern (A) Paolo Leandri

Hidden tombs, troubled dreams and big-budget hellscapes set the stage for tragic demon Plenilunio's fight for redemption against the Empyre and its agents Hotspot and Hellena - but surprise alliances may form as new perils surface! The super-horror quest continues as the widescreen crazy amps up!

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!

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GRENDEL VS THE SHADOW #1

(W/A) Matt Wagner

Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original darknight avenger, the Shadow! Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in this three-issue prestige-format series written and drawn by legendary Grendel creator Matt Wagner.

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