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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!!

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THOMAS ALSOP #3

(W) Chris Miskiewicz (A/CA) Palle Schmidt

What is the supernatural mystery that tortures Thomas Alsop? To discover the truth, he
must take a psychedelic journey to the past. There is a dark secret that will bring together
colonial New York with the 21st Century, but only Thomas Alsop knows it. But will the
world believe him?

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RECOMMENDED BY HOWARD!!

Don't forget that Palle Schmidt will be signing at the store on August 20th! Check out our events page for more info!!

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HEXED #1

(W) Michael Alan Nelson (A) Dan Mora

WHY WE LOVE IT: DAY MEN. 28 DAYS LATER. DINGO. Besides being one of our
favorite writers, Michael Alan Nelson is one of the industry's preeminent voices in horror,
and we couldn't be happier to be bringing back his fan-favorite creation HEXED for another dive into the depths of the Aether with an ongoing series!

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Lucifer is the perfect mash-up of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lara Croft. Plus, HEXED was Pretty Deadly and Amazing SpiderMan superstar Emma Rios' introduction to the American comics scene back in 2008, and new series artist Dan Mora is poised to continue the trend with his lyrical, horrific, and wholly unique take on Lucifer.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Luci Jennifer Inacio Das Neves (most people just call her "Lucifer")
is a supernatural thief-for-hire, stealing wondrous objects from the dark denizens of the
netherworld for her mentor/mother figure, Val Brisendine. But when Lucifer accidentally
unleashes a terrible evil from one of the paintings hanging in Val's art gallery, will any of
the tricks up her sleeve be enough to stop it?

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! EP. #92!! 8/6

Rejoice fans of the mighty Morgan, for he has returned to grace us mere mortals with his presence once again!! In fact, the whole CSSG mech hype machine is here this week which is a good thing, cause there are lots and lots of shiny, new things to consume!! Kirby, Demons, brain cancer, samurai spaceships and yes, Sexual Gary!! Man, it's a good time to be readin funnybooks!!

NEW LOCAL COMIX!!

SUKOTTO #1-3

(W/A) Scott Adams

Sukotto is the story of a lone surviving ninja, whose clan was mercilessly wiped out by a corrupt and evil samurai lord. Events begin to unfold that place Sukotto on a path that will take him on an incredible journey unimagined. Sukotto must surmount ever increasing challenges, all the while striving to avenge his lost clan.

Check out Scott's website for more ninja nonsense!!

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SIGNINGS AT ZANADU

Coming up on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, Danish writer/artist Palle Schmidt will be in Seattle to sign copies of his books, The Devil's Concubine and Thomas Alsop. He will be at Zanadu Comics (1923 3rd Ave) from 3-7 pm.

"Palle Schmidt's art combines European and American illustration styles to make something uniquely appealing - and that's not even talking about the writing. He's all about down and dirty, neo-noir stories that you won't be able to get out of your head - beautifully drawn characters doing ugly things to each other. Read his stuff"
-- Charles Soule, writer of Swamp Thing, Strongman and 27

Thomas Alsop is tm & c 2014 Boom Entertainment Inc Cover art by Palle Schmidt

Thomas Alsop is tm & c 2014 Boom Entertainment Inc Cover art by Palle Schmidt

THOMAS ALSOP
Chris Miskiewicz (W) Palle Schmidt (A)

Thomas Alsop is the current "Hand of the Island," a title handed down from generation to generation. He guards Manhattan from evil, using his family's prowess for magic. Being a thoroughly modern warlock, he deals with something even more evil than demons... reality television! Issues 1, 2 and 3 will be available at the signing.

Cover art by Peter Snejbjerg

Cover art by Peter Snejbjerg

THE DEVIL'S CONCUBINE

Palle Schmidt (W/A)

Set in a large European city, the story revolves around two cool but not too clever hitmen, hired to retrieve a mysterious cooler case by an unknown party. When the two hitmen accidentally shoot their contacts at the exchange without getting their money first, stuff really hits the fan. Chased by the police, a gang of dangerous rastafaris, and an erratic crime boss out for their blood, the pair bluff and shoot their way through the seedy underworld, on their way to the man who hired them, towards their own destruction.

DOIN IT THE KIRBY WAY!!

COPRA #16

(W/A) Michel Fiffe

"I’ll admit that this was one of the most difficult issues to produce. I basically knew what the story was, what the dialogue lines and general staging would be, but… I didn’t really know until I started to actually work on it. It was very odd. The process probably didn’t help: I wanted to invoke a little bit of Jack Kirby in this chapter (being that Guthie is based on one of his creations). I’ve been running on a Kirby influence in a spontaneous, gut level, get-it-done kind of way, but this time I wanted to try it a little differently.

I’ve  heard of Jack drawing a page by starting at the top left hand corner and continuing down to the lower right hand corner until the page was complete. The drawing sounded like it was more stream of consciousness and less obviously calculated. The planning was all in Jack’s head.

So in the spirit of that anecdote, I decided to forego any layouts whatsoever. I also didn’t break up the stages into workload batches the way I usually do. This meant that I woke up with two blank pages staring at me, equipped with only a vague notion of what I wanted to do. By the end of the day, my aim was to have two complete pages, fully colored and ready to scan.

Wake up, coffee, write, lay out, podcast, pencil, lunch, ink, coffee, walk dog, more ink, more podcasts, dinner, question life choices, stretch legs, more ink, color, pass out, repeat next day.

Sometimes I nailed it, sometimes I was too wiped out to even erase a page. This issue kicked my ass, but I’m really happy with the results. You’ll like it.

And of course, it’s about Guthie, whom last we saw crashing and falling through a window in some far off world. Looks like she survived and when you read the issue, you’ll know how."
--FIFFE!