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CASANOVA: ACEDIA #1

(W) Matt Fraction, Michael Chabon (A) Fábio Moon, Gabriel Ba

Marooned in Los Angeles with no memory of his past, Casanova Quinn takes on the mystery of his criminal benefactor's tangled and bloody history-as strange occult forces from the future conspire to... do stuff? To him? To Los Angeles? To you? YES.

Featuring the first in a series of backup stories by Pulitzer Prize winner MICHAEL CHABON and CASANOVA co-creator GABRIEL BÁ.

Nine years ago when I saw the first issue of this comic sitting on the stands, it called to me like a siren from another world. From cover to cover, this comic exploded deep within my mind and it took me weeks to work out the aftershocks that ran through my soul. It is with this book that I fell in love with Matt Fraction. Maybe not the real Fraction, but the one who is Casanova Quinn, the one who is larger than life and whose fiction influences their reality like Grant Morrison or some shit. This man made me want to make comics and it was this comic that I try to aspire to create. Something so layered, so bizarre, so intense and yet so real, so meaningful. Forget what you know about Fraction. Forget what you know about Casanova Quinn. This is the future. Read it with your third eye!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!!

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DYING AND THE DEAD #1

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Ryan Bodenheim

"TODAY, TOMORROW, THE GRAVE"
A murder at a wedding reveals a fifty year-old secret. At great cost, a man with a dying wife is given the opportunity to save her. A lost tribe is reborn in another time. Seemingly disparate events that force relics from the Greatest Generation to come together for one last hurrah.

Brought to you by award-winning writer JONATHAN HICKMAN and fan-favorite artist RYAN BODENHEIM, THE DYING AND THE DEAD is high adventure meets end-of-life care.

It's Indiana Jones for Old People. There are no fedoras, only bedpans.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

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BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 02 WELCOME, NOWHERE

(W) Rick Remender (A) Matteo Scalera, Dean White

The Anarchist League of Scientists has lost their leader, the most recent victim of the Pillar's violently random jumps through the Eververse...but are they really random? As the survivors fight their way through a world where magic and science are one and the same, the secrets of their predicament slowly come to light...and illuminate a terrible truth.

Collects BLACK SCIENCE #7-11

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EFFIGY #1

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Marley Zarcone

After a sex-tape scandal, former Hollywood child star turned Z-lister Chondra Jackson returns to her hometown of Effigy Mound, IL, to find a seemingly impossible crime - a fresh corpse in an ancient Indian burial site. Even weirder, the murder resembles a scene from an episode of her old TV show, Star Cop, a live-action children's show about a kid detective.
As Chondra starts to investigate, she stumbles upon a bizarre cult that worships celebrities as eternal effigies. And these cult members aren't just worshiping - they're also ritually sacrificing anyone who defies their veneration of the beautiful and famous. Chondra's probe takes her on a terrifying tour of burial mounds across the world, from Stonehenge to the Nazca Lines of Peru. But what is the link between the cult, Chondra's hometown, and her own bloodline? Will Chondra become the hero detective she played as a child...or is she in fact the cult's unwitting messiah?
Written by rising star Tim Seeley (BATMAN ETERNAL, GRAYSON, Revival) and illustrated by Marley Zarcone (Black Circle, MADAME XANADU), EFFIGY is a twisted murder mystery and conspiracy tale that examines celebrity, godhood, and the price of fame.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

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THE VALIANT #2

(W) Jeff Lemire/Matt Kindt (A) Paolo Rivera

From comic book superstars Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera - the year's most epic new adventure ratchets up the stakes as Bloodshot is drafted into the eons-old war against mankind's oldest, darkest enemy!

The Immortal Enemy has crawled out from the black depths of history to destroy this generation's Geomancer and send Earth back to the Dark Ages! Now...the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, and Kay McHenry must overcome their worst nightmares before the unlikeliest of white knights rides in to save the day. Will he be enough to battle back the unyielding evil that threatens to plunge the Valiant Universe into the darkness?

 

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RUMBLE #2

(W) John Arcudi (A) James Harren

Last week, Bobby LaRosa was miserable-miserable with his dead-end job, his callous ex-girlfriend, and his lazy, loser skinhead buddy. This week, it's all sword-swinging scarecrows, guts-dripping demons, a giant bog mummy, and six headed monsters! Right now, last week's not looking too bad. You get some answers, more questions, and a whole lot of crazy in the second issue of RUMBLE.

 

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FIRST YEAR HEALTHY HC

(W/A) Michael Deforge

First Year Healthy purports to be the story of a young woman, recently released from the hospital after an outburst, and her burgeoning relationship with an odd, perhaps criminal Turkish immigrant. In a scant 48 pages, working with a vibrant, otherworldly palette of magentas, yellows, and grays, Michael DeForge brings to life a world whose shifting realities are as treacherous as the thin ice its narrator walks on. First Year Healthy is all it appears to be and more: a parable about mental illness, a folk tale about magical cats, and a bizarre, compelling story about relationships. Michael DeForge's effortless storytelling and eye for striking page design make each page of First Year Healthy a fascinating puzzle to be unraveled.

 

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POWERS #1

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Michael Avon Oeming

Just in time for the debut of the long-awaited POWERS TV show comes this brand-new number one, a perfect jumping-on point for fans new and old! The Eisner Award-winning POWERS tells the story of homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned cases specifically involving powers. If a superhero falls dead from the sky or a super villain is found dead in the gutter, it's up to Walker and Pilgrim to solve the case. But having barely survived the most harrowing case of their careers and discovering government corruption of the highest level, Walker and Pilgrim are now faced with the most difficult decision they've ever had to make. Plus: the discovery of a power no one has ever seen before! This issue - double sized for the regular price - will also include an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the POWERS TV show with never-before-seen pictures from the set.
Mature readers.

 

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ALL-NEW COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD! NOW!! ep. #11 1/14

DUN DA DA DA DUn DA,,, Luuukkke...I am your FATHER!!! Ok, sorry, enough of that. If you haven't noticed, today is the official return of Star Wars to Marvel Comics courtesy of Disney (of course). But yes, we have a crap ton of copies as well as many many other awesome, shiny things to make your Wednesday a whole helluva lot better!

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ALL-NEW ULTIMATES #12

(W) Michel Fiffe (A) Amilcar Pinna

THE SHOCKING CONCLUSION!
• The climactic, life changing conclusion for the rawest, grittiest new team on the block. Their fate hangs in the balance!
• Can THE ULTIMATES save the city from catastrophe yet again and survive the process?
• Monsters, mayhem, and super powered fisticuffs! If this isn't the MARVEL COMIC TO END ALL MARVEL COMICS, we don't know what is!

I've gotta throw some serious love behind this critically acclaimed, fan loved, but not enough to keep it from being cancelled, super amazing book that is All-New Ultimates. Michel Fiffe, powerhouse creator of COPRA, has for the last 12 months, reminded me why I like super-hero comics, especially teen super-hero comics, by writing down to earth, believable kids who have problems all their own, but still resonate with me even if my teenage years are long past. No crossovers. No shiny covers. Just teenage kids gettin' their kicks from beating on street punks. I love it. Thanks, Fiffe!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!

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HENSHIN TP

(W/A) Ken Niimura

I KILL GIANTS co-creator KEN NIIMURA (International Manga Award winner and Eisner nominee) brings a unique vision of life in Japan to the page in HENSHIN. The lives of a kid with peculiar superpowers, a lonely girl discovering herself in the big city, and a businessman on a long night out are some of the short stories included in this collection that will make you laugh, and even maybe shed a tear. Explore Tokyo as you've never seen it before under NIIMURA's masterful and imaginative storytelling, printed here for the first time in English.

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STAR WARS #1

(W) Jason Aaron (A) John Cassady

THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL!
Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), this is the Star Wars saga as only Marvel Comics could make it!

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FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO EVERSPRING #4

(W) Kate Leth (A) Jake Myler

After meeting the never-before-seen Doozer colony of Crystal Cave, the Fraggles may need a little more help to unclog the Everspring and bring water back to Fraggle Rock than they realized. But will Gobo and the gang be able to unite the two Doozer colonies and get the job done before it's too late?

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ALL-NEW COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD! NOW!! ep. #10!! 1/7

Welcome to the future of the NOW!!! 2015 is here, flying hover boards, self drying jackets and really trippy hats will soon be available to one and all!! In the case of comics, this week sees the release of an onslaught of Marvel books, a fancy pants Casanova hardcover, a psycho housewife and much much more on this beautiful new comics day!!

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Due to the lack of tech on our Video Monkey's end, the video came out a bit more raw than anticipated, but whatever--deal with it!!

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SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK: FULL BLOODED COLLECTION HC

(W) Nancy A. Collins (A) Stan Shaw

Vampire turned vampire hunter Sonja Blue travels the globe, hunting down and disposing of those creatures of the shadows that prey on the innocent, all the while searching for the monster that created her. But as dangerous as hunting the undead may be, it's nothing compared to the threat posed by The Other, the demonic personality who shares her body. Originally published as a six-and-half issue miniseries in the 1990s, this compiled graphic novel edition is digitally re-colored by artist Stan Shaw, completely re-lettered, and contains re-tweaked dialog and narration by writer Nancy A. Collins.

RECOMMENDED BY HOWARD!!

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UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1

(W) Ryan North (A) Erica Henderson

• Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There's one hero that's beaten them all-and now she's got her own ongoing series! (Not that she's bragging.)
• That's right, you asked for it, you got it, it's SQUIRREL GIRL! (She's also starting college this semester.)
• It's the start of a brand-new series of adventures starring the nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world!

Bring on the cute, fuzzy animals!! Longtime cult favorite, Squirrel Girl finally gets her own series to showcase why she is one of the most BAD-ASS characters to ever grace the pages of a Marvel comic book! Ryan North, fresh off his run on "Adventure Time" teams up with the fun, offbeat and energetic art of Erica Henderson for a fresh, new take on one of the oddest heroes to ever put on spandex!!

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JACO THE GALACTIC PATROLMAN GN

(W/A) Akira Toriyama

Akira Toriyama, manga legend and creator of Dragon Ball Z, is back with the quirky comedy Jaco the Galactic Patrolman! Retired scientist Omori lives alone on a deserted island while continuing his research into time-travel. His quiet life is interrupted when galactic patrolman Jaco crash-lands and decided to move in with him. Can Jaco get along with the old man long enough to save the earth from a dangerous threat? Includes a special bonus chapter introducing Dragon Ball Z hero Goku's parents!

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