The great Secret Crisis crossover event of the summer has begun and my poor comic racks will never be the same!! As DC and Marvel battle it out for yet another summer, we have lots of other great stuff from the often overlooked, yet never underrated comics that you need in your lives!! Prepare for the end of the world (well, one possible reality) here on CSSG!!
THE BADNESS #1
(W) Keenan Reed (A) Kellin Doyle
Suzy Cortex and her young band of misfits, The Fantasticles, are on a quest to rid the Earth of a bizarre alien occupation by The Nameless Dread, an advanced race of sinister creatures whose ultimate goal is unclear, but who insist on carefully observing our day-to-day behavior no matter how awkward it becomes. To achieve their goal our young heroes must recruit the services of the legendary superhero known as the Conquistador… who no one has seen in years and whose mysterious absence all but guaranteed the success of the alien invasion in the first place.
We are happy to present another wonderful addition to our ever growing local/indy section here at Zanadu with a double shot of mini comics from local artist/writer, ELK PAAUW. In her own words, "Drawings, paintings, cards, sticker sets, and comics straight from the heart of a fairy weirdo." Yep, sounds good to me! Check out her website for more cool stuffs!
OTHERWISE KNOWN AS LIFE
(W/A) Elk Paauw
A collection of new and old autobiographical comics from the webcomic Otherwise Known As Life, including popular favorites Self Imagination, Love Comix ("What is Love?"), Artist Problems, and a previously unpublished bonus comic! A little bit funny, a little bit sad, these comics will leave you in a contemplative, wistful mood.
"A beautiful, bittersweet comic."
12-page saddle-stitched booklet, printed on 40% recycled paper with 6 possible colors for the cover, including purple, orange, blue, pink, yellow, and green. Contains one page with cartoon female upper body nudity.
(W/A) Elk Paauw
Upon seeing her father weeping on the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the author is impelled to investigate the nature of national tragedy in this heart-wrenching autobiographical minicomic.
"I got chills! What an amazing comic."
"It was not what I was expecting at all as a story about the JFK assassination, and it was incredibly well-written."
"Reading this really took me back to my own experience in dealing with 9/11 as a teenager, and dug up some very intense emotions."
16-page saddle-stitched booklet, printed on 100% recycled paper with a transparent cover. Contains graphic imagery, recommended readership: 13+
LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST GN
(W/A) Shotaro Ishinomori
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is an adaptation of the beloved, internationally bestselling video game originally released for Nintendo's Super Entertainment System. This comic book version by Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009, Kamen Rider) was first serialized in Nintendo Power magazine and later collected into a graphic novel.
Long out of print, this stunning, full-color graphic novel is now available once again!
Remember way waaaaay back in the days of the pre-internet video gaming world a little magazine called NINTENDO POWER?!! It had tips, tricks and FREAKING AWESOME COMICS that barely ever saw the light of day other than those dusty, crinkled pages!! Now, FINALLY, the masterpiece that is Zelda by Manga-Ka Shotaro Ishinomori is finally available to us ignorant westerners! REJOICE!!
RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!
DEAD DROP #1
(W) Ales Kot (A) Adam Gorham
Four issues. Four stories. One ticking clock! Red-hot writer Ales Kot (Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero) start the countdown to DEAD DROP as an unlikely cast of superhuman operators fall in deep for an undercover conspiracy action thriller in the darkest corners of the Valiant Universe...
There is a secret black market in New York. It is hidden in plain sight - in our streets, trains, restaurants. Those who know how to navigate it exchange secrets of extraordinary nature. But when the secret in circulation is a biological weapon derived from Vine technology, the gloves are off - and the most extraordinary agents
are released to stop the disaster before it occurs.
Otherwise, in less than thirty minutes, there will be no world to come back to.
X-O Manowar, Archer, Neville Alcott, Detective Cejudo and Betamax are ready to save the world.
RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!
NO MERCY #2
(W) Alex De Campi (A) Carla Speed McNeil (C) Jen Manley Lee
Chad and Charlene make a second startling discovery. But with nightfall, death comes for them all again...this time, on four feet.
RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!
BODIE TROLL: FUZZY MEMORIES #1
(W/A) Jay P. Fosgitt
Bodie thinks he's a big, scary troll, yet everyone in the village of Hagadorn knows he's cute and cuddly. But that won't stop a monster hunter from making a trophy out of Bodie!
recommended by erin.
SWORDS OF SORROW #1
(W) Gail Simone (A) Sergio Fernandez Davila
DYNAMITE'S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER! Fan-favorite GAIL SIMONE (RED SONJA, BATGIRL) and rising art star SERGIO DAVILA (LEGENDERRY) combine to tell the ultimate pulp adventure, featuring Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, Red Sonja, Kato, Jungle Girl, and many, many more! Villains and heroes from a dozen worlds and eras face off against a legendary evil that threatens all their homelands. Don't miss this thrilling epic tale, an event supported by one-shot side adventures written by the hottest writers today, like G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Nancy Collins and more!
RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015
Join the Attic Monkey for a quick sniff of the fabulousness to be found at Zanadu Comics on Saturday May 2, 2015.
Worlds end! Worlds die! Things will never be the same!! This was the tagline of the first and original universe destroying crossover that has spawned endless variations over the years with reverberations into the very comic books we are showing off this week!! So, so much stuff is dropped on this, the last New Comic Day before FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015!! Plus, y'know there's that Avengers thing this weekend, too... So sit back and let your favorite comic monkeys guide you through the onslaught of awesomeness that hit the shelves today!!
WHITE TRASH HC
(W) Gordon Rennie (A) Martin Emond
The greatest buddy road comic ever! Join slacker surfer dude Dean and The King, legendary gold-laméd rock'n'roller, as they take their pink Cadillac into the soft, white supremacist, Evangelical brimstone underbelly of the good ol' US of A! White Trash is Welcome To The Jungle, Deliverance, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, jammed in a blender and blasted into overdrive!
recommended by casey!
ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #6
(W) Rick Remender (A) Stuart Immonen
• Baron Blood vs Captain America, Hydra's war is won, and Zemo's atrocities continue.
• Sam Wilson will earn his strips--the single greatest sacrifice in a lifetime of them--and he will never be the same again.
• The end of the first story arc that sets the stage for the coming Age of Hydra.
recommended by sam the video monkey!
(W) Grant Morrison (A) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Every event in the history of the DC Universe has been leading to this! The final chapter of the greatest adventure of all time is here!
Issue #1 artist Ivan Reis reteams with mastermind Grant Morrison to end THE MULTIVERSITY and bring together the greatest and bravest heroes of the DC Multiverse to fight one last battle. But more than just some cabal of super-villains, they face the greatest evil that ever existed. An evil so massive, they actually may not stand a chance!
Who are the mystic Justice League of Earth-13 and what role does their leader Super Demon play in the crisis rising all around them? What shocking secret motivates the dark, nightmare henchmen known as The Gentry? And what is the final fate of Nix Uotan - the Super-God?!
You cannot miss this final, stunning chapter of Grant Morrison's ultimate super hero epic!
recommended by morgan!
PALOOKAVILLE HC VOL 22
This installment of Seth's critically acclaimed one-man anthology features an autobiographical comic about Seth's childhood, part four of his long-running Clyde Fans serial, a photo essay about a barbershop he designed, and a comic strip about the art of barbering. "Nothing Lasts" revisits Seth's childhood in 1960s Ontario, with a special focus on the salvation that he found in library books and drug-store comics. The Clyde Fans chapter included here shows the conclusion of brothers Abe and Simon Matchcard's first lengthy conversation, and Abe's pensive, self-questioning mood as he drives back to Dominion to meet up with his old flame, Alice.
recommended by erin.
SCARLETT COUTURE #1
(W/A) Des Taylor
Beautiful. Intelligent. Deadly. Scarlett Couture is all of these things, and more. She's a spy. Using her cover as Head of Security for her mother's internationally renowned fashion house, she gathers intelligence for the CIA. In this explosive first issue, Scarlett follows her instincts right into the middle of the action and finds she needs to use all her wits to get herself out of hot water!
recommended by perry!
JASPER IN DEADLAND
A Thrilling New Musical
By Ryan Scott Oliver and Hunter Foster
Our neighbors at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Downtown Seattle have provided us with ticket vouchers for this new musical. Vouchers good for 2 tickets each for performances April 30 - May 3. Come in and claim one (while supplies last) with the secret password "Orpheus Gets Updated".
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For more information see https://www.5thavenue.org/show/jasper-in-deadland
There have been reports of Inhuman activity round these here parts and Agent Professor of Marvel, Will Harris has The CSSG monkeys dead in his sights!! Will the Terrigen mist mutated monkeys be able to outwit the dapper Prof. Marvel?!! Jump into to this week's CSSG for another exciting adventure with your favorite comic hype show on the internet!!
EMPIRE: UPRISING #1
(W) Mark Waid (A) Barry Kitson
It's been a year since the events of the original Empire, and much has changed for Golgoth, the first super-villain to conquer the world. Can he hold onto his reign-and does he even want to?
RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!
CARTOON INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY TP
(W) Michael F. Patton (A) Kevin Cannon
The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy is an authoritative and engaging guide to the fundamental questions about our existence. In this indispensable primer, Kevin Cannon and the philosopher Michael F. Patton introduce the wisecracking Greek Heraclitus, who hops in a canoe with us as we navigate the great debates of Western thought. As we make our way down the winding river of philosophy, we encounter the disciplines of logic, perception, and epistemology; face the central problem of free will; and witness historic arguments over the existence of God. Patton's prose, combined with Cannon's rich artistry, puts the fun back into the quest for fundamental truths.
recommended by erin.
(W) Adam Egypt Mortimer (A) Darick Robertson
Darick Roberts (Happy, The Boys, Transmetropolitan) and Adam Egypt Mortimer's madcap, psychedelic, transreal buddy adventure about Butch and his best friend Gun, a drug-addicted, genetically-modified, foul-mouthed firearm, as they attempt to elevate Butch from air conditioner repairman to master criminal in the twisted, post-eco-apocalyptic Repo City State, a reclaimed trash island built entirely from DNA-based living technology with bad attitudes. Don't miss this masterwork that it's finally collected into one mind-bending book!