COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #96!

While we were expecting the return of the terrible trio/warrior's three,(depending on your point of view) this week, alas, everyone will have to make do with MORGAN and CASEY who are totally your favorite comic monkeys anyway, right?!! That's right. Lots of fantastic sci-fi wasteland action with a chaser of super hero crossover on this week's CSSG!!

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BLAME! GN VOL 01

(W/A/CA) Tsutomu Nihei

One of the manga world's most intriguing artists returns to the English language world with a re-release of his breakthrough work. Blame! In a dystopian future, a complex network of machines has pushed humanity to the brink. Robots known as the "Builders" continued to build a meaningless civilization with no one to reside in it. Soon these cities reach out to the outer planets and another breed of life form emerges. Master's Edition: Blame! will be released in a new oversized edition similar to Gundam: The Origin. Packaged in an oversized paperback with glossy paper and featuring dozens of color pages, each 400 page book will be a must have for collectors looking to complete their Nihei sets a decade after the original paperback went out of print.

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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BLACK HAMMER #3

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dean Ormston

Long before Spiral City's greatest heroes were written out of their universe, the Martian champion Barbalien was already stranded far from home. Disguised as churchgoing Mark Markz in the timeless farming community where the heroes find themselves trapped, Barbalien faces a terrifying personal decision, even as he relives his painful past!

RECOMMENDED BY ERIN.

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TRINITY #1

(W/A/CA) Francis Manapul

"BETTER TOGETHER" part 1! Together again for the first time! Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The core of the World's Greatest Heroes...but with a new Man of Steel, the bonds these three share will be tested and redefined by super-star writer/artist Francis Manapul. In this premiere issue, see the trio travel from Metropolis to Gotham City and beyond to learn what forces launched their heroic careers. But how will this journey of discovery lead them to a new threat?

RECOMMENDEDBY HOWARD!

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SEVEN TO ETERNITY #2

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Jerome Opena

The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperat                                                           e bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires.
  
Writer RICK REMENDER reteams with collaborators JEROME OPEÑA (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent) and MATT HOLLINGSWORTH (TOKYO GHOST, WYTCHES) to take you on a hard road through the strange fantasy world of Zhal. All men have surrendered their freedom for fear. Now, one last free man must choose.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

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HOUSE OF PENANCE #6

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Ian Bertram

Evil has infiltrated Sarah's sanctuary. Even Warren Peck, her newfound protector and confidant, is overwhelmed by the spirits that seek revenge upon her. In the terrifying conclusion of Tomasi and Bertram's horror miniseries, Sarah is forced to confront her demons, face to face.

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THE FOREVERS #1

(W) Curt Pires (A) Eric Pfeiffer (CA) Eric Pfeiffer, Ramon Villalobos

Live fast. Live forever. Five friends struggling on the brink of stardom sacrifice everything in a black magic pact that brings them all the wealth and glamour they ever wanted. Years later though, the "glow" is fading. But when one of them dies, and they feel a surge of magic rise amongst them, they soon realize that they all share in the power of the glow. And when a member of the group decides to kill the rest and claim the glow for their own, they suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives. As they search for the killer's identity, each of The Forevers must face the macabre reality of the lengths to which some people will go to be adored, and to make certain that the spotlight never fades...

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AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 13 NORTH AND SOUTH PART 1

(W) Gene Yuen Lang & Various (A/CA) Gurihiru

When Aang leaves to aid Zuko with the Kemurikage, Katara and Sokka return to the Southern Water Tribe by themselves. Katara is shocked to find that her beloved village has become a bustling city, with none other than their father, Hakoda, in charge! A northerner named Malina seems to be behind this change, pushing the North and South to be more unified . . . but what are her true goals?

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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DOOM PATROL #1

(W) Gerard Way (A/CA) Nick Derington

The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, "Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem." Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of the strange, DOOM PATROL combines elements from classic runs, new directions, and things that could not be. Our entry point is Casey Brinke, a young EMT on the graveyard shift to abstract enlightenment, with a past so odd that she's not entirely sure what is real and what is not. Along with her partner, Sam Reynolds, the pair blaze a path through the city and its denizens, finding the only quiet that exists at 3am is the chaos of the brain. When the pair answer a hit-and-run call, they find themselves face to face with a familiar figure: Cliff Steele, AKA Robotman.
"It gets weirder from here," writer Gerard Way had to say about the book, with artist Nick Derington gripping tightly on the wheel of the ambulance. The pair's only communication? Shouting out of the open windows while at high velocity. Who needs a new roommate? Who names a cat "Lotion"? And when do we get to see all those muscles?
Find your answers inside the pages of this comic book, as we set the stage for new beginnings, as well as the re-introduction of some classic DOOM PATROL characters, including Niles Caulder, Negative Man, Flex Mentallo, and Crazy Jane.
The debut title of DC's Young Animal line kicks off with a removable sticker on its cover: Pull back the gyro to reveal its secrets, but be warned-there is no turning back.

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COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #94!!

As Fall creeps around the last corner of what passes for Summer here in Seattle, we at CSSG welcome the return of the rain for what better weather is there for staying inside and reading comics?!! Casey and the Video Monkey bring you a special down and dirty behind the scenes look at the magic behind New Comic Day--unpacking boxes!!! From Diamond to the filthy hands of your local comic monkeys..to you. But with love. Always with love...

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KILL 6 BILLION DEMONS TP VOL 01

(W/A/CA) Tom Parkinson-Morgan

In this collection of the first story arc of the popular webcomic Kill Six Billion Demons, sorority sister Allison Ruth must travel to Throne, the ancient city at the center of the multiverse, in an epic bid to save her boyfriend from the clutches of the seven evil kings that rule creation. Includes excerpts from in-universe religious texts, stories, and more.

Alright, so it's been a little bit since I commented on one of these and while I'm overwhelmingly underwhelmed by the vast majority of stuff on the racks these days, KILL 6 BILLION DEMONS is a mother fuc*in exception!! A giant mystical sword of ancient energy to the third eye of a demon kind of exception!! Truly next level stuff being summoned here by the masterful Tom Parkinson-Morgan, so don't miss his print debut with what is sure to be THE release of the summer or early fall or whatever...

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NIGHT'S DOMINION #1

(W/A/CA) Ted Naifeh

Umber: an ancient, sprawling city where the rich live like kings and the poor are lucky to get their scraps. At its center, the tower of Uhlume rises, guarding untold riches. Though heavily guarded, with the right plan... the right people... the treasure is free for the taking. Enter our five players: the Bard, the Acolyte, the Asp, the Magus... and a barmaid? But this barmaid knows the city better than anyone. This barmaid hides a dark secret. And this barmaid needs to make a lot of money... fast. From the mind of Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin, Batman 66) comes a new dark fantasy epic for fans of Rat Queens and Skullkickers.

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EMPTY ZONE TP VOL 02 INDUSTRIAL SMILE

(W) Jason Shawn Alexander, Darragh Savage (A/CA) Jason Shawn Alexander

Deadly bounty hunters, doomed lovers, and sharp teeth. Corinne and Hank come to Berlin targeting another of Oni's laboratories. They find more than they were bargaining for when they encounter they city's bloody subterranean secret.

Collects EMPTY ZONE #6-10

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ANGEL CATBIRD HC VOL 01

(W) Margaret Atwood (A/CA) Johnnie Christmas

Internationally best-selling and respected novelist Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Johnnie Christmas collaborate for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of 2016!

A young genetic engineer is accidentally mutated by his own experiment when his DNA is merged with that of a cat and an owl. What follows is a humorous, action-driven, pulp-inspired superhero adventure-with a lot of cat puns.

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MAMA TITS SAVES THE WORLD

(W) Charles Zan Christensen (A) Terry Blas & Various (CA) Terry Blas

Can one Pacific Northwest drag queen prevail in the fight against hate? Writer Charles "Zan" Christensen and artist Terry Blas-along with guest artists Sonya Saturday, Diego Gómez, and Justin Hall-take Seattle's most famous activist queen to a new level in the new comic book Mama Tits Saves the World!

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SKYBOURNE #1

(W/A/CA) Frank Cho

* A new, original series from celebrated creator Frank Cho (Totally Awesome Hulk, Savage Wolverine)!
* Full of fast-paced action, Skybourne is James Bond with fantasy elements thrown in and is unlike anything Frank Cho has ever done before.
* The legend of King Arthur is alive and well in modern day. Only one man, Skybourne, can stop the evil Merlin from destroying the world.

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COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #93!

Casey and Morgan bring you a special lo-tek 5th week info blast for your brains that proves an extra Wednesday in the month is never a bad thing!! While there might not be any DC Rebirth titles, the other publishers are quick to fill the void with massive releases such as Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther and the return of everyone's favorite comic book--SAGA!! All this and more in 8 minutes from our comic monkey's mouths to your ears!