EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 4/23!!

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #0

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Mike McKone

Top comics writer Jeff Lemire teams with superstar artist Mike McKone for the all-new monthly series JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED, starring the new team of powerful heroes Earth calls Justice League Canada!
In the aftermath of FOREVER EVIL, Adam Strange is caught up in an adventure across the far reaches of the cosmos that will unite an unexpected team of heroes including Supergirl, Hawkman, Green Arrow, Stargirl, Martian Manhunter and Animal Man - but if they're on the team, who exactly is Canadian? Plus: Don't miss the debut of a new Canadian hero who will have a huge effect on the group!

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 4/23!!

7TH SWORD #1

(W) John Raffo (A) Nelson Blake II

Daniel Cray-a samurai mercenary-stumbles upon the legendary city of ZenZion, a mysterious desert outpost under siege from a vicious warlord. The peace-loving citizenry beg Cray to defend them... forcing Cray to reluctantly draw his deadly "Malathane" sword one last time to battle a relentless army of robots and their savage masters. Science Fiction meets Samurai in an epic new adventure from John Raffo (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story).

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

BACK ISSUE OF THE DAY!!

SPIDER-MAN: LIFELINE #1-3 ($2.99 ea)

(W) Fabian Nicieza (A) Steve Rude

This three-issue limited series from writer “Fabulous” Fabian Nicieza (Gambit) and artist Steve “The Dude” Rude (Nexus) focuses on the recently recovered fragments of the Lifeline Tablet, an ancient artifact that holds the key to the lost languages and medicinal practices of pre-Sumerian civilizations. It may also be a source of rebirth and unmitigated power…which makes the acquisition of the pieces a pretty popular idea with the New York underworld and Dr. Curt Connors, the long-suffering scientist who turns into the Lizard, one of Spider-Man’s oldest and deadliest foes. This is a solid Silver Age-style tale starring Marvel’s wondrous web-slinger, and it’s given a cool, retro feel with Rude’s gorgeous artwork, which truly captures the spirit of the Ditko and Romita years on The Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1).

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #78!

Welcome to another long winded rambling session from Casey and well thought out recommendations from everyone else on this gloriously rainy spring day here in Seattle! Seriously, you'd think we'd have found someone better to helm this sinking ship by now... Anyway, in addition to Anna and Professor Will, we duped local creator Arthur Wyatt, writer of the highly successful Dredd: Underbelly Movie sequel to stop by and give you a few terse words about the law and the joys of future swearing! Oh, and for some reason there is a lot of pink in this episode and a bunny that poops jelly beans...yeah, we may be running out of ideas here...

NEW INDY COMIX!!

NOCTURNAL MISSION

(W) Marky Starr (A) Det Roc Boi

A strapping blue teenager finally comes of age and takes off on a road trip of explicit proportions to find the girl of his dreams! On the way he will have to deal with demons, tit-hat wearing innkeepers and settling with what may just be the closest girl in the vicinity. Super wacky XXX fun from MARKY STARR, the man who brought you the deranged classics Hammerhead-Head and Football Dad!!

NEW LOCALISH INDY COMIX!!

From the our rival state in sports and marijuana comes a comic of EPIC proportions by the highly talented Matthew Allison who is sure to be a household name as soon as this thing makes its way round the interwebs and such. I'm not even going to tell you what it is about, I'm just going to show you a picture of the man himself and call it nuff said.

See what making comics does to your life?

Matthew is also joined by local artist Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley (not so local), the amazing creators of SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN for a few pages of seriously bizarre nonsense.

CANKOR

(W/A) Matthew Allison (W/Damon Gentry, Aaron Conley and Travis Gillan)

Yeah, you just need to buy this...

Check out more weirdness HERE

NEW INDY COMIX!!

We've got a helping heap o' new weirdness from the desolate, far off lands of South Dakota courtesy of cartoonist Marc Wagner!! His previous zines, Subconscious Thoughts We Almost Lost Forever  and New Colors of Eyes and Leaves were great little pieces of insight into a strange young man's psyche and it looks like this time the scope plunges even deeper into the offbeat oddities of molecular science, celebrities, Dracula and most importantly--CATS!! (yes we love cat books here at Zanadu)

 

SEEING STARS #1

(W/A) Marc Wagner

T.V., music, movies, comedy-- no celebrity is safe from Mr. Wagner

 

DRACULA GRASP (NEW COLORS OF EYES & LEAVES #8)

(W/A) Marc Wagner

A body of work exploring forms found in molecular biology. That's right--SCIENCE!!

 

CAVITIES & THE APOCALYPSE

(W/A) Marc Wagner

...yeah I got nothin' on this one. Well, other than the fact that Batman is in it and it looks trippy as sh*t.

MOSTLY CATS & MONSTERS

(W/A) Marc Wagner

Filled with...yep, you guessed it--cats and monsters!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 4/16!!

STRAY BULLETS: THE KILLERS #2

(W/A) David Lapham

When her niece, missing for almost a year, shows up on her doorstep with a horrifying secret, Carol Hogarth will find out that people can be poison...especially if that person is named Virginia Applejack. Find out what best friends, worst enemies, an artificial leg, and a bottle of rum all have to do with 'THE KILLER WHO AWOKE BEFORE DAWN.'

I'm talking about this because for some unknown reason people are not buying this absolutely amazing comic that by all accounts shouldn't even exist!! Stray Bullets was one of those series that ended very abruptly and left me, along with countless other readers, wondering for 8 long long long years if we would ever know the fate of these doomed, but lovable characters Lapham had injected into our brains, but FINALLY do we not only have the finale of the first series, but we have NEW Stray Bullets as well!! This is by far one of the best comics I have ever read, not to mention one of the greatest crime epics to ever be told in any medium. You are doing yourself a serious disservice if you pass on this black and white, gritty neo-noir masterpiece!!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 4/16!!

X-FORCE #3

(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Rock-He Kim

X-Force races their foe, ruthless arms-dealer Volga, through the jungles of Brazil to locate a mutant who might be the key to his undoing.
* But can Psylocke curb her bloodlust long enough to complete the mission?
* And a new member is introduced to the team!

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 4/16!!

SINESTRO #1

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Dale Eaglesham

Thaal Sinestro has lost everything he's ever loved: his home, his family, his only friend. But no matter how desperate he becomes, Sinestro will never be without fear...a lesson his one-time ally, one-time enemy Lyssa Drak is eager to teach him! Can he take back the despicable Yellow Lantern Corps? Or does the universe have a new destiny in mind for Sinestro?

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 4/16!!

TRANSLUCID #1

(W) Claudio Sanchez (A) Daniel Bayliss

WHY WE LOVE IT: Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert have given us such BOOM! Studios favorites as KILL AUDIO, THE AMORY WARS and KEY OF Z. Their latest book takes the superhero trope of 'the never-ending battle' and turns it into something you've never seen before. WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: TRANSLUCID is the superhero story you want but never thought you'd see. A story of childhood hope and loss as much as it is about the meaning of heroism, and what defines a hero and a villain. WHAT IT'S ABOUT: The Horse has been the archenemy of The Navigator for years. But The Horse feels The Navigator's moral compass has been slipping, and even a villain can't let that happen. The Horse decides to get a closer look into The Navigator's past that he's buried deep in his subconsciousness and find out what drives a person to make the right choice, and what propels someone to make the selfish one. Thus begins an exploration of why a young man would take the mantle of a superhero.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

NEW PULP ANTHOLOGY

GEORGE CHANCE: THE GREEN GHOST VOL 01
(W) Greg Hatcher, et. al. (A) Zachary Brunner

Former stage magician George Chance, by various twists of fate, becomes an eerie vigilante to help the police solve baffling, unique mysteries. He is aided by his loyal crew made up of former glamour girl, Merry White, circus little man, Tiny Tim Terry, former bookmaker and gambler Joe harper and Glenn Saunders, a novice magician who is his identical double.
Created by writer G. T. Fleming-Roberts in the 1940s, the Green Ghost and his team battled all manner of villainy in some of teh most macabre pulp adventures ever recorded. Now Chance & Company are back in four brand new tales as chronicled by a quartet of today's finest New Pulp writers; Michael Panush, B. C. Bell, Erwin Roberts and Seattle's own Greg Hatcher.
Pulp fiction short stories with some illustration by Zachary Brunner.

Cover Illustration by Zachary Brunner

Cover Illustration by Zachary Brunner

LOCAL COMICS SPOTLIGHT

WILL YOU PLAY WITH ME?
(W/A) Hannako Lambert

A short 14-page story about a little girl looking for a ghost. Based on the Japanese urban legend Hanako of the toilet. Features a beautiful glossy cover and the full color palette inside. Comes packaged in a protective sleeve and signed by the artist, along with two stickers of the main characters!
See more of Hannako's work at http://www.thisishannako.com/

Will You Play With Me? by Hannako Lambert

Will You Play With Me? by Hannako Lambert

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! EP #77

The CSSG team does an about face and shoots straight this week to bring you a slightly less confusing 20 min long, hyperbole filled barrage of non stop awesomeness in the form of shiny four color nonsense!!! It's a great spring day and what better way to end the long long long work day than with COMICS?!!!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 4/9!!

IRON FIST: LIVING WEAPON #1

(W/A) Kaare Andrews

High above the city, in a multi-million dollar penthouse, Danny Rand, a.k.a. Iron Fist, 'The Living Weapon,' is haunted by the consequences of choosing death over life. A message from Iron Fist's mystical homeland of K'un-Lun brings Danny back to his blood soaked origin of betrayal and vengeance! Revenge is a weapon that cuts both ways.... Will Danny survive the bloodletting? A one-of-a-kind kung fu action epic directed by the inimitable Kaare Andrews!

AW YEAH, the funkiest kung-fu fightin white man to ever grace the pages of a comic book is back in a barrage of golden fist fury courtesy of the dynamically diabolic Kaare Andrews!! Danny Rand has been seen here and there since the unfortunate cancellation of his near perfect series "Immortal Iron Fist," but fret not dear readers, the one true Iron Fist is back to punch holes of awesomeness into your brain with blood dripping pages of pure martial arts intensity!!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 4/9!!

ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #2

(W) Felipe Smith (A) Tradd Moore

"ENGINES OF VENGEANCE" PART 2
* ROBBIE REYES has been given a new awesome power but can the teen handle it or will it drive him to a path of destruction?
* Who owns the HAUNTED RACE CAR and what will they do to get it back?
* What are the PINK PILLS and who is behind their creation?

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!