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KLAW GN

(W) Antoine Ozanam (A/CA) Joel Jurion

Teenager Angel Tomassini has been hiding a dark and scary secret: when threatened he involuntarily turns into a violent and vicious were-tiger. He doesn't know why, how, or what to do, because when he transforms, he loses control and people end up badly hurt. As if this isn't enough for a kid to deal with, Angel is slowly learning has father is one of the biggest organized crime leaders in the city. And there are more like him, different creatures too. This wildly world-popular comic series about secret wars between clans of ancient, mythic were-animals comes to the US for the first time in a new hardcover edition collecting the entire first cycle of the series in a single gorgeous volume.

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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SQUARRIORS VOL 02 SUMMER #1

(W) Ash Maczko (A/CA) Ashley Witter

Next from the break-out hit series Squarriors: The saga of warring rodents in a post-human world continues with Squarriors: Summer. There's little time to nurse wounds as the Tin Kin's struggle against the Maw and Amoni intensifies. The conflict of woodland creatures boils under the scorching Summer Sun. And the tribes find themselves on the brink of war and the edge of annihilation.

RECOMMENDED BY HOWARD!

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DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1

(W) Geoff Johns (A) Various

It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don't say we didn't warn you!
THEY SAID IT: "Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe," says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. "It brings back what has been lost, the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!"

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #78!!

Comics Should Smell Good! ep. #78!!

The war is on and it's not so very civil!! As another crossover marks the beginning of Summer here in Seattle, why don't you hide from the sun like a real Seattleite and read some comics! Not sure which ones to pick up? Let our knowledgeable comic monkeys guide you through this wonderful week of shiny new awesome things printed on paper!!

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BIRD BOY TP VOL 01 THE SWORD OF MALI MANI

(W/A/CA) Anne Szabla

Bird Boy follows the story of Bali, a ten-year-old boy desperate to prove his worth to his northern tribe despite his small stature. Banned from the ceremony that would make him an adult in the eyes of his people, he takes matters into his own hands. To prove that he is capable of taking care of himself, he sets out into the forbidden forest and stumbles upon a legendary weapon. Bali fights his way across a dangerous land of gods, men, and beasts to keep the sword of Mali Mani, the savior of the sun, from the hands of the terrifying Rooks.

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!

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ARCHANGEL #1

(W) William Gibson (A) Butch Guice (CA) Tula Lotay

Science Fiction Superstar William Gibson comes to comics! The U.S. political leaders of 2016 abandon the radioactive planet they've destroyed and harness the power of humanity's last hope: The Splitter, a colossal machine designed to manufacture a bright new reality for them to infiltrate and corrupt.
•  William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and one of the most influential science fiction writers of the last 30 years, makes his comic book debut with this all-new, original story!
•  Joining Mr. Gibson for this comic book event are fan-favorite artists Butch Guice (interiors) and Tula Lotay (covers)!
•  If you try one new book this month...This. Is. It!

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!

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POWER MAN & IRON FIST #4

(W) David Walker (A/CA) Sanford Greene

IT'S TIME TO ROLL ON ROYCE!
•  Former Heroes for Hire office manager Jennie Royce's resentment for LUKE and DANNY, and her power from the stolen SUPERSOUL STONE, is reaching capacity!
•  Time for an old school BIG APPLE GRUDGE MATCH: MIGHT and RIGHT versus MISGUIDED and MAGIC!
•  Be like New York City! DON'T SLEEP! READ THIS COMIC INSTEAD!
Rated T+

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!

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FUTURE QUEST #1

(W) Jeff Parker (A/CA) Evan "Doc" Shaner

When the adventurous and inquisitive Jonny Quest and his adoptive brother Hadji make a startling discovery in the swamplands of Florida, they are pulled into an epic struggle between the Space Rangers and a dangerous villain who threatens the galaxy. Now it's up to the combined forces of Team Quest, Inter-Nation Security, Space Ghost, and a host of Hanna-Barbera's greatest action heroes to stop him and save their universe!
Don't miss the start of this new, monthly series that features character designs by comics superstar Darwyn Cooke and kicks off with an extra-sized story and a wraparound cover!

RECOMMENDED BY HOWARD!!

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CIVIL WAR II #0

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Olivier Coipel

From the creative team that brought you House of M and Siege comes a blistering first chapter in Marvel's new explosive event. Watch as the players are introduced and the table is set for a storyline that fans will be talking about for years.
Rated T+

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

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X-MEN TP MUTANT GENESIS 2.0

(W) Various (A/CA) Jim Lee

A fresh take on a classic saga! Magneto's future, Wolverine's past - and the X-Men in between! Magneto acquires a new army, the Hand revives an old enemy, and it's up to the newly reunited and rejuvenated X-Men to stop both! But from Asteroid M to Weapon X, Marvel's mightiest mutants are getting brainwashed wherever they go! Featuring mysteries from Wolverine's history and the first flashback appearance of Team X - plus Acolytes, ninjas and more! Omega Red! Maverick! Sabretooth! And the debut of the classic Blue and Gold X-Men teams! It's the opening issues of 1991's blockbuster "adjective-less" X-MEN series like you've never seen them before - remastered and fully recolored in modern style! Collecting X-MEN (1991) #1-7.

Despite the recoloring, this is the lifeblood that runs through my veins! All Jim Lee 90's X-Men all the time!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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TWILIGHT CHILDREN TP

(W) Gilbert Hernandez (A/CA) Darwyn Cooke

When a white orb washes up on the shore of a remote Latin American village, a group of children poke at the strange object to see what it is. The orb explodes, leaving the children completely blind. And when a beautiful young woman who may be an alien is found wandering the seafront, she's taken in by the townspeople, but soon becomes a person of interest to a pair of CIA agents, and the target of affection for a young scientist. Collects THE TWILIGHT CHILDREN #1-4!

recommended by erin.

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It's a Valiant double-shot!!

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Clayton Henry (CA) Phil Jimenez

ROCKETING OUT OF THE PAGES OF 4001 A.D...the present and future of Valiant's #1 hero come together for an essential standalone chapter at the heart of the summer's blockbuster comics event!
How did the rise of Earth's most powerful hero lead to humanity's ultimate destruction? Just what was the War of the X-O Manowars...and how did its catastrophic fallout bring ruination and despair to a besieged planet? And why is the sacred extraterrestrial armor called Shanhara the one weapon Father fears more than any other?
The answers to the pivotal questions behind Valiant's planet-shaking summer event arrive here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and acclaimed artist Clayton Henry (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) blast two thousand years into the future of the Valiant Universe to reveal the never-before-told future history of New Japan's dominion over Earth...and the doomed role that the X-O Manowar armor was forever fated to play in the coming war for liberation!

A&A #3

(W) Rafer Roberts (A/CA) David LaFuente

Archer and Armstrong and Mary-Maria versus Bacchus - a dude who thinks he's the god of wine!
At last...Bacchus' diabolical plan stands revealed: get Archer and Armstrong drunk! Too bad one is an immortal with a liver of steel and the other is a bit of a lightweight. That can only mean one thing: Mary-Maria to the rescue! But can she and Armstrong put aside their differences in time to hold Archer's hair back? Or is he about to ruin the expensive interior of Armstrong's bottomless satchel?!

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #76

May the 4th be with you or whatever nonsense those strange Jedi cult members say to each other. The rest of us troopers, we gotta work. So take a break from your monitor duties and watch your favorite monkeys from Zanadu Comics as they unveil this week's best books! Just make sure those evil Jedi don't catch you...

and oh yeah, FREE COMICS on Saturday! (Just sayin)

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WORLD OF CASSYNO (WORLD BOOK)

(W) Mike Kennedy, Bengal (A/CA) Bengal

Beyond the plains of Collier Bluff and the glistening towers of Goldstaxx lies the land of Cassyno, a world of dark fantasy, magic, and games of chance created by comic illustrator and concept artist Bengal. This 64 page world book containing character backstories and world history pertaining to the designs featured on the World of Cassyno playing cards (sold separately or with the Gamebox set), with art by Bengal, Enrique Fernandez, Claire Wendling, Joe Madureira, Mamud Asrar, Marguerite Sauvage, Bryndon Everett, and Ben Caldwell. Also includes rules for 7 original card games that can be played with any standard deck of cards, or with supplemental bonus rules specific to the Cassyno deck itself.

BENGAL!!!

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