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ROCHE LIMIT #1

(W) Michael Moreci (A) Vic Malhotra

"OUR DESTINY IS THE STARS, AND I WILL LEAD US THERE."
Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard's dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, is a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony's underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a grim future for mankind. Blending 2001: A Space Odyssey with Blade Runner, ROCHE LIMIT is the first part of a bold sci-fi/noir trilogy.

Roche Limit #1 Cover Art by Vic Malhotra

Roche Limit #1 Cover Art by Vic Malhotra

Recommended by Casey!!!

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BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK & MASK SET

(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A) Greg Capullo, various

This new collectors set includes the critically acclaimed tale DEATH OF THE FAMILY from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, paired with a replica hand-painted vinyl latex mask of The Joker that features sewn-on hair and a white elastic band. Just in time for Halloween, this is a must-have for any fan of Scott Snyder's groundbreaking work!

Recommended by Perry!!!


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BUTTERFLY #1

(W) Arash Amel,Marguerite Bennett  (A) Antonio Fuso

Butterfly is one of Project Delta's deep cover agents; no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she is set up for a murder she did not commit, she is unknowingly led to her father's doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Codenamed Nightingale, her father was once a member of the very same Project Delta, a spy in the violent aftermath of the Cold War, and believes they are behind her setup. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.

Butterfly #1 Cover Art by Phil Noto

Butterfly #1 Cover Art by Phil Noto

WHY WE LOVE IT: We've all spent hours glued to episodes of shows like True Detective
and House of Cards that explore deeply flawed and morally complex characters. In
BUTTERFLY, screenwriter Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco, Erased) brings that aesthetic
to comics and the espionage genre, exploring the true nature of people who devote their
lives to covert ops and the deceit, solitude, and violence that comes with it.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Marguerite Bennett has been making a name for herself with her
work on Lois Lane, Batgirl, and Earth 2: World's End and we can't wait for fans to see
how she explores the dark world of spycraft. There's no one better in the espionage genre
than Antonio Fuso, the artist behind the critically acclaimed run of GI Joe: Cobra. It's the
perfect creative team for a morally complex story of violence and family set in the web of a
global conspiracy.

Recommended by Howard!!

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ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE #1

(W) Chris Roberson (A) Patric Reynolds

Continuing the Fire and Stone event linking the Aliens/Predator/Prometheus stories. During a vicious xenomorph outbreak, terraforming engineer Derrick Russell leads a desperate group of survivors onto a rickety mining vessel. They hope to escape the creatures overrunning their colony-but they'll face horrors both in space and on the strange planet they crash on. Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films!

o First issue in an exciting direction for Aliens from critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson!

Aliens: Fire & Stone cover art by David Palumbo

Aliens: Fire & Stone cover art by David Palumbo

Recommended by Video Monkey

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GI JOE #1

(W) Karen Traviss (A) Steve Kurth (Cover) Jeffrey Veregge

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

GI Joe #1 Cover Art by Jeffrey Veregge

GI Joe #1 Cover Art by Jeffrey Veregge

Recommended by Morgan

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PRINCESS UGG #4

(W/A) Ted Naifeh

Ülga offers to help her roommate Julifer with her prized Sylvan unicorn in order to practice the art of diplomacy, but the unicorn is spoiled and undisciplined, and Julifer refuses to do anything about it. With a riding competition fast approaching, Ülga decides to take matters into her own hands.

Princess Ugg #4 Cover Art by Ted Naifeh

Princess Ugg #4 Cover Art by Ted Naifeh

Recommended by erin!!!

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! EP. #97 9/17/14!!

There are sooooooooo many good shinies this week, I can hardly contain myself!!!!! GAHHH!! ok. sorry. calmed down now. But yeah, kids, I hope you're not planning on eating anything other than ramen this week cuz this week we've got the highly anticipated Spider-Gwen; a great Warren Ellis double shot from Image; Multiversity; the last of Charles Burns' X'ed Out saga; a whole plethora of Avengers books; more Bengal sci-fi awesomeness; another batch of DC shiny covers and more and more and more and more!!! Get in here and get some comix!!!!

IN YO FACE, SUCKA!! COPRA ROUND ONE TRADE PAPERBACK IS HERE!!

COPRA TP ROUND ONE

(W/A) Michel Fiffe

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.

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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.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

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).

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 9/10!!

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!

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

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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!!