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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.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! EP. #94 8/27

Comics Should Smell Good!! ep. #94

Annnnnd we're BACK!! You miss us? huh? Sure you didn't, but whether you like it or not, the CSSG crew is here to drop some serious hype bombs on you unsuspecting comic peoples out there in internetland!! We've got alien conquerors from space, underwater sci-fi romance, cloned celebrities, stoner witches, Thanos, GIANNIS teen super heroes and much more on this super damn hot summer day in Seattle!!!

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TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #2

(W/A) Tom Scioli (W) John Barber

BOOTS ON THE GROUND! The war has begun-and no bars will be held!  SCARLETT's forces go head-to-head with MEGATRON's hordes-and the most off-beat adventure in comic book history hits a new level of dangerous alliances, deadly invasions, and devastating betrayals!

In the trenches of the greatest toy crossover in the history of shameless marketing ploys, COBRA LALALALALALALALALALA!! and other war cries echo across the battlefield as Joes and Cobras alike run from the grinder like death march of the invading super-transforming space robots!!! Oh the TENSION!! oh the TERROR!! Time machine it back to the 80's, kids, cuz Scioli and Barber are rollin a nice big fat one of nostalgic nonsense to light up!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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LOW #2

(W) Rick Remender (A) Greg Tocchini
 

The underwater city of Salus, humanity's last refuge, is running out of air and time. Poverty, disease, and corruption are rampant, and the church of Optimolgy can offer no solace as powerful as hard cream, the strange drug that keeps the bleak realities at bay. Police Inspector Marik Cain has sunk so low into that haze; should an opportunity for hope present itself, can he rise again?

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

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TALES DESIGNED TO THRIZZLE TP VOL 01

(W)/A) Michael Kupperman
 

The smash hit humor comic is now finally available in paperback! Tales Designed to Thrizzle are about evil girls and their owls, Mysterious Avengers, Dick Crazy, scary snakes, delicious bacon, the Silver Knight, Murder She Didn't Write, the Mannister, the Space Patrol, portraits where the eyes move, Pablo Picasso, sex blimps, soccer jousting, Hercules the Public Domain Superhero, Cousin Granpa, Mister Bossman, the silent robot Citobor and, of course, the '30s. Acclaimed and sought, get your thrizzles while you can!

recommended by erin.

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BOB'S BURGERS #1

(W) Rachel Hastings & Various (A) Frank Forte & Various
 

All right! The very first Bob's Burgers comic book, a new series from the creator of the hit TV show, created by Loren Bouchard! Now you can read about the Belcher family (parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene and Louise) in brand-new in-canon stories created by the TV show's producers, writers and animators creating all original stories appearing exclusively in this comics series. Each comic includes hilarious installments of: "Louise's Unsolved Mysteries," "Tina's Erotic Friend Fiction," "A Gene Belcher Original Musical," "Letters Written by Linda" and "Bob's Burgers of the Day."

Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom that airs on Fox television with other hits such as The Simpsons and Family Guy!

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!

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WAYWARD #1

(W) Jim Zub (A) Steven Cummings

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER FOR A NEW GENERATION!
Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it's too late? JIM ZUB (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack), STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot), and JOHN RAUCH (INVINCIBLE) team up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the action and mystery of Hellboy. Don't miss it!

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

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ZAYA HC

(W) Jean-David Morvan (A/CA) Huang-Jia Wei

Zaya tells the story of secret agent in the distant future who left her post to seek a normal life as an artist and mother. When a biomechanical threat destroys an orbiting colony station and former fellow agents start dying, she is called back into the field to find and stop the danger. Her investigation leads to many questions about her own past, filled with explosive revelations.

Hot off the success of their inaugural release, Magnetic Press keeps the hits comin' with another classy hardcover showcasing the best of non US talent! Zaya is a bio-punk/cyberpunk action thriller with echoes of Ghost in the Shell meets blade runner crime that will dazzle your senses and make your drool with each page turn!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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MULTIVERSITY #1

(W) Grant Morrison (A) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado

The biggest adventure in DC's history is here!
Join visionary writer Grant Morrison, today's most talented artists, and a cast of unforgettable characters from 52 alternative Earths of the known DC Multiverse! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark, the legion of Sivanas, the Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-10 and the latest, greatest Super Hero of Earth-Prime: YOU!
Comprising six complete adventures - each set in a different parallel universe - plus a two-part framing story and a comprehensive guidebook to the many worlds of the Multiverse, THE MULTIVERSITY is more than just a multipart comic-book series. It's a cosmos spanning, soul-shaking experience that puts YOU on the frontline in the Battle for All Creation against the demonic destroyers known as the Gentry!
In issue #1, pencilled by superstar artist Ivan Reis (AQUAMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE), President Superman of Earth-23 uncovers a threat to all Reality so apocalyptic it will take a team of incredible heroes from across the Multiverse to face it - including Captain Carrot, like you've never seen him before!
But even with a multitude of alternate worlds to choose from, where every variation is possible, can anyone hope to prevail against the onslaught of ultimate evil and undying hatred - in the unstoppable form of a one-time cosmic defender with unimaginable powers?! Join us, if you dare, for the beginning of THE MULTIVERSITY!

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

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HIP HOP FAMILY TREE TP VOL 02

(W/A) Ed Piskor

The best-selling nexus of comics and Hip Hop culture continues with this 2nd volume covering 1981-1983 when Hip Hop made the transition from parks and rec rooms to downtown clubs. Established icons such as Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash appear along with new superstars like NWA, The Beastie Boys, Doug E Fresh, KRS One, ICE T, and early Public Enemy plus cameos by Dolemite, LL Cool J, Notorious BIG, and New Kids on the Block(?)!

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!

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THE FADE OUT #1

(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips

The first project from their groundbreaking five-year deal at Image will have Brubaker and Phillips fans, old and new, at the edge of their seats, as they weave an epic crime story unlike anything they've done before.

Hollywood - 1948. A noir film stuck in endless reshoots. A writer plagued with nightmares from the war and a dangerous secret. An up-and-coming starlet's suspicious death. And a maniacal Studio Mogul and his Security Chief who will do anything to keep the cameras rolling before the Post-War boom days come crashing down. THE FADE OUT is the most ambitious series yet from the award-winning Noir Masters.

Bonus: This 40-PAGE FIRST ISSUE features more story pages, as well as exclusive back pages articles that are only in these single issues!

Also available--Special oversized magazine variant! Read issue one of THE FADE OUT in a special movie magazine replica edition with 8 extra pages of behind the scenes art and articles. A true collector's edition!

recommended by erin.

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JUSTICE INC. #1

(W) Michael Uslan (A) Giovanni Timpano

An airliner vanishes en route without a trace! It's the crisis that brings together, in a historic team-up for the first time ever, Street & Smith's super-star trinity: The Shadow! Doc Savage! The Avenger! This historic cross-over is 75 years in the making, JUSTICE, INC. begins here, spawned by a horrific tragedy of death and destruction secretly orchestrated by some of the most powerful and unexpected villains in the history of the pulps! Chapter 1 (of 6): "The Time Machine!"

RECOMMENDED BY HOWARD!!

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LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND #1

(W) Eric Shanower (A) Gabriel Rodriguez

An all-new, all-ages series full of magic and whimsy from award-winning creators Eric Shanower (Adventures in Oz) and Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)! Spinning out of Winsor McKay's brilliant early 20th century strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland sees King Morpheus' daughter, in the Royal Palace of Slumberland, select her next-playmate: Nemo! Only Nemo has no interest in being anyone's playmate, dream or no dream!

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #93! 8/13/14

Woah, strange orange-y filter goin on here this week...Anyway, it was friggin hot the other day. Now, now finally, the rain has returned and with it, NEW COMICS!! to read indoors while sitting in a chair by the window with the raindrops providing a perfect soundtrack to a perfect comic reading night. Ah, Seattle, how I missed your dark and gloomy nights... As always, Morgan, Casey, Anna, Will and the Video Monkey are here to bring you the best of the best in the world of funnybooks for the week of August 13th!!

HAIL TO THE KING!! A JACK KIRBY TRIBUTE ART SHOW!!

Join The Piranha Shop and more than 40 Seattle area artists as they pay homage with artwork inspired by the characters and worlds created by Jack Kirby.

Proceeds from the artwork sold will be donated in support two organizations:

- Kirby4Heroes, http://www.kirby4heroes.com/
- The Hero Initiative, http://www.heroinitiative.org/

Curated by Lawrence Ruelos, this Tribute Show features the talents of these participating artists:

Alan Diekfuss
Angelina Villalobos
Anton Bogaty
Augie Pagan
Brian Thompson
Bryan Fu
Chris Sheridan
Dev Madan
Eric Olsen
Giggy La O
Jamie Burton
James Ma
Jay Barber
Jason Zayas
Jen Vaughn
Jeremy Eaton
Jordan Koetzebue
J Wm Lonnee
Karin Madan
Kasey Quevedo
Katie Orcutt
Kevin Neireiter
Lawrence Ruelos
Marc Palm
Matt Bell
Maxx Marshall
Michael Haney
Misael Armendariz
Memo Diaz
Mike Cressy
Monte MIchaels
Noah Maas
Rafael Calonzo
Rich Werner
Rick Garland
Rob McDaniels
Scott Brothers
Scott Faulkner
Stephen Bryne
Suzanne Kaufman
Tim Gillette
Todd Lovering
Tom Dougherty
Tyler Stott
Vince Aparo
… more to be announced!

 

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 8/13!!

INHUMAN #3

(W) Charles Soule (A) Joe Madureria

• The first arc of Inhuman climaxes in the battle of Medusa vs. Lash!
• Uncover the secret history of an ancient branch of Inhumans!
• A new Inhuman named Flint sees his world fall apart before his eyes!

To be absolutely honest, I don't really give a sh*t about the story on this book, why Medusa is queen of Inhumans, what happened to Black Bolt, who this new Inhuman is, etc. etc. What I DO care about is how fuc*ing amazing Joe Mad is making this book look to the point where I feverishly flip through the pages of each issue, trying to absorb each line in a vain attempt to gleam any sort of secrets this pure master of pencil arts is capable of creating!! Buy this and marvel at the pureness of true comic art!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!