HAPPY HAPPY TURKEY TURKEY DAY!

Gobble gobble, Zanadududes/dudettes!! Tomorrow is that food filled holiday known as Thanksgiving which means...you ain't gotta work tomorrow!! (Or, well at least we hope you don't haveta work tomorrow.) Instead, enjoy the day with friends, loved ones and some funnybooks bought from your favorite comic monkeys from Zanadu!! So from Perry, Casey, Howard, Morgan, Erin and Sam--HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

We will be closed all day Thursday (11/27,) but will be open from 10-7pm on Friday 11/28!!

ALL-NEW COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD! NOW!! - EPISODE #5

It's turkey day eve (if that's a thing) and what better way to prepare for the holiday than to make sure you've got something awesomely shiny to read when the ITUS takes over tomorrow evening!! From all of us comic monkeys here at Zanadu Comics, have a great thanksgiving filled with much food, warmth and most of all, LOVE!

P.S.
We apologize again for the lack of visual stimulation this episode, but pictures and titles will be back next week as the All-New CSSG continues the march to the end of 2014!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/26!!

MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL

(W) Mike Allred (A) Laura Allred, Mike Allred

This super-sized special-effects spectacular features an all-new Madman story by MICHAEL ALLRED, plus an exclusive 3D gallery of superstar talent: PAOLO RIVERA, MARCOS MARTIN, JAE LEE, EDUARDO RISSO, EMMA RIOS, NICK DRAGOTTA, ANDREW ROBINSON, SEAN MURPHY, MARIS WICKS, AARON CONLEY, JENNY FRISON, DECLAN SHALVEY, BECKY CLOONAN, JOE QUINONES, MING DOYLE, NICK BRADSHAW, and more!

Plus newly converted 3D versions of the acclaimed "Swiped From Dimension X," where Allred drew almost every panel in the style of a different artist, and "The World's Biggest Comic Book Panel." Also includes a cut-out 3D cube and surprises galore!

Custom MADMAN 3D glasses included!

Soooo, I was gonna pick the psychedelically spectacular ODY-C from Fraction and Ward this week, but that book has enough hype on it that I want to spotlight something that might have slipped your radar this week--the groovy, ginchy and down right funky MADMAN 3-D SPECIAL!! All up in your face like a Bust Rhymes music video, team Allred is back to their oldest and most heartfelt creation, Frank Einstein and he's bringing along a whole heap of guest stars to celebrate the sheer awesomeness that is MADMAN!! (totally comes with 3D glasses, too!!!)

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/26!!

THE BORGIAS HC

(W) Alejandro Jodorowsky (A) Milo Manara

When Pope Innocent VIII dies, the corrupt, licentious Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia schemes, murders, and seduces his way into becoming the new pope, immediately securing positions for his family and thereby ensuring a Borgia dynasty. With breathtakingly beautiful painted artwork by Manara, this account of Italy's first Mafia family by Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky is among comics'-and history's-sexiest, most violent, and most engaging epics! All four chapters newly translated and collected in English for the first time.

o Introduction by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá!

o The complete collaboration between legends Alejandro Jodorowsky (Metabarons, The Incal, Technopriests) and Milo Manara (Click!, Indian Summer)!

o Translated by Blacksad translator Katie LaBarbera!

o Preface by Jodorowsky!

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/19!!

PRINCESS UGG TP VOL 01

(W/A) Ted Naifeh

A new series from Courtney Crumrin creator Ted Naifeh! Princess Ülga isn't your standard princess, but her royal lineage goes back for generations. At her mother's bequest, Ülga travels to the city-state of Atraeska, where the prestigious Princess Academy lies, so that she can learn about things like diplomacy-hopefully for the benefit of her rough and tumble people. But Ülga will learn that she's more behind in her studies than she realized--and that when you're a princess, you're bound to have a few enemies.

PRINCESS UGG #5

(W/A) Ted Naifeh

Trouble is brewing back in Grimmeria, but Ülga's studies are steadily improving, much to the astonishment of her peers and teachers. She even catches the eye of a handsome guard captain. But Ülga is still a Grimmerian at heart - which will come in handy when her carriage is besieged by bandits!

This comic is one of my current favorites, and I do not understand why people aren't lining up for it. Is it not getting as much attention on social media sites or something?
Right now the spotlight is on strong female characters in comics. This comic has those. The two main female characters' voices and points of view are very different. And...surprise, surprise...both points of view are valid.
The art is amazing. Plus there is an evil unicorn.

recommended by erin.

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/19!!

IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON TP VOL 01 RAGE

(W/A) Kaare Andrews

A one-of-a-kind kung-fu action epic directed by the inimitable Kaare Andrews! Danny Rand, a.k.a. Iron Fist, is haunted by the consequences of choosing death over life. But when he receives a message from his mystical homeland of K'un Lun, Danny must return and relive his blood-soaked origin of betrayal and vengeance! K'un Lun is under attack, reduced to ruins - and the villain behind this nightmare is terribly close to Danny's heart! With everything broken and the wolves at the door, there may be no place left to hide that's safe from the ghosts of Danny's past! An old friend returns to aid him, but is the Iron Fist broken beyond repair? Hope is reborn with talons and fire, but revenge is a weapon that cuts both ways. Will Danny survive the bloodletting? Collecting IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON #1-6.

Since the end of Immortal Iron Fist, I have been clamoring for Marvel to give Danny Rand another chance and not only were my wishes granted, but they got Kaare motherf'n Andrews total control!! A very adaptable and energetic artist, Andrews is the perfect vehicle for the creative chi energies of the mighty Shou Lau to explode upon the page in a ninja infested blood fest of kung-fu fury!! From the bowels of K'un-L'un to the decaying high rise of Rand Industries, Andrews delves into the man behind the mask, the tortured, shameful and angry child known as Danny Rand, the Immortal Weapon.

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/19!!

CASANOVA COMPLETE ED HC VOL 01 LUXUIRA

(W) Matt Fraction (A) Gabriel Ba

Casanova Quinn, a decadent thief and black sheep to the most famous family in global super-espionage, gets kidnapped across parallel dimensions where survival means masquerading as the greatest secret agent the world has ever known...Casanova Quinn. The first volume of the ultimate in science fiction spy psychedelia collected in an ultra-deluxe oversized edition. At long last, all the covers, all the content, all the comics, between two gorgeous covers. By MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, SATELLITE SAM, Hawkeye), GABRIEL BÁ (UMBRELLA ACADEMY, Daytripper), and FÁBIO MOON (Daytripper, BPRD).

Collects CASANOVA #1-4

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/19!!

MULTIVERSITY: PAX AMERICANA

(W) Grant Morrison (A) Frank Quitely

Brace yourselves for the next exciting chapter of THE MULTIVERSITY as the acclaimed ALL-STAR SUPERMAN team of writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely investigate the conspiracy on Earth-4, home of Pax Americana! Told backwards through an experimental storytelling technique that reveals new mysteries with each turn of the page, PAX AMERICANA stars The Question, Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, Nightshade and Peacemaker like you've never seen them before! As the assassination of the U.S. president leads to political intrigue, interpersonal drama and astro-physical wonder, the truth behind the crime and those involved will blow your mind! What confidential conversation between the president and Captain Atom could reveal everything? How far will The Question take his hunt for the truth before he hurts his former friends - or himself? And who is the steel-handed bogeyman operating in the shadows?
Discover all this and more in this exciting stand-alone issue which also acts as chapter four of the MULTIVERSITY storyline. Join us, if your dare, for THE MULTIVERSITY!

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/19!!

PUNK MAMBO #0

(W) Peter Milligan (A) Robert Gill

Oi! Comics icon Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and upstart artist Robert Gill (Armor Hunters: Harbinger) are about to introduce a different kind of magic into the back alleys of the Valiant Universe...
From a posh girls' boarding school, to the slimy gutter of the London punk scene, to sniffing voodoo glue in a Louisiana swamp...how did the Punk Mambo haul herself from the upper crust to the backwater? Now, Punk Mambo is about to head back home to spread some much-needed anarchy in the UK! The punks and the voodoo priests she used to know have cleaned themselves up, and she's a loud, belching ghost from their past, come to break in the new furniture...and break some faces!

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

ALL-NEW COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD! NOW!! - EPISODE #3 11/12

Despite Video Monkey's fu*k up with the title card this week, the ALL NEW CSSG NOW is its third week and we've got another triple shot of hyperbolic hoo-hah courtesy of Will, Morgan and Casey! It's turned mighty, mighty cold this week here in Seattle, so what better to do than curl up next to a space heater (because we know nobody's got a fireplace) and read read read COMICS!! Yay!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/12!!

BUCKY BARNES: WINTER SOLDIER #2

(W) Ales Kot (A) Marco Rudy

"ACROSS THE UNIVERSE"
• Winter Soldier traces the bullet that wounded him back to Asgard!
• The mirroring halls underneath the kingdom hide a secret. Bucky Barnes has the key.
• But the Frozen Wolves of Niffleheim are ready to tear their prey apart

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/12!!

ZENITH HC

(W) Grant Morrison (A) Steve Yeowell

Available for the first time in 20 years, the legendary early work by Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell! Berlin, 1945: The allies unleashed the World War II hero Maximan upon the German super soldier Masterman. Maximan's defeat was only kept secret by the nuclear bomb which destroyed both men. Forty-plus years later, and twenty years after a generation of '60s British superpowered heroes came and went, the teenage pop star Zenith is the only superhuman left - and his only interest in women, drugs, alcohol and fame. So when he is contacted about the threat from the many-angled ones and the impending destruction of our world, his first reaction is to steer well clear. But the superhumans of the past have other plans!

Flying out of the past like a retro rocket, Zenith is back in an all new, super deluxe edition for readers of a new generation! This Morrison classic has all the trapping of his usual psychedelic madness featuring a slacker, drug addled Super-Hero and extra-dimesional beings who seek nothing less than the total destruction of our reality!! Fun, zany super-hero sci-fi from Morrison and Yeowell!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/12!!

MOUSE GUARD: BALDER THE BRAVE & OTHER STORIES HC

(W/A) David Peterson

Featuring a story by Oscar Award-Winning Writer/Director, and Django creator Quentin Tarantino, and award-winning writer/artist/creator Matt Wagner! The official sequel to Django Unchained in the first-ever comic book sequel ever done of a Tarantino film! Set several years after the events of Django Unchained, Django/Zorro #1 finds Django again pursuing the evil that men do in his role as a bounty hunter. Since there's a warrant on his head back east, he's mainly been plying his trade in the western states. After safely settling his wife, Broomhilda, near Chicago, he's again taken to the road, sending her funds whenever he completes a job. It's by sheer chance that he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega - the famed Zorro - and soon finds himself fascinated by this unusual character, the first wealthy white man he's ever met who seems totally unconcerned with the color of Django's skin... and who can hold his own in a fight. He hires on as Diego's "bodyguard" for one adventure and is soon drawn into a fight to free the local indigenous people from a brutal servitude, discovering that slavery isn't exclusive to black folks. In the course of this adventure, he learns much from the older man (much like King Schultz) and, on several occasions, even dons the mask and the whip... of The Fox!

recommended by erin.

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 11/12!!

DJANGO/ZORRO #1

(W) Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner (A) Esteve Polls

Featuring a story by Oscar Award-Winning Writer/Director, and Django creator Quentin Tarantino, and award-winning writer/artist/creator Matt Wagner! The official sequel to Django Unchained in the first-ever comic book sequel ever done of a Tarantino film! Set several years after the events of Django Unchained, Django/Zorro #1 finds Django again pursuing the evil that men do in his role as a bounty hunter. Since there's a warrant on his head back east, he's mainly been plying his trade in the western states. After safely settling his wife, Broomhilda, near Chicago, he's again taken to the road, sending her funds whenever he completes a job. It's by sheer chance that he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega - the famed Zorro - and soon finds himself fascinated by this unusual character, the first wealthy white man he's ever met who seems totally unconcerned with the color of Django's skin... and who can hold his own in a fight. He hires on as Diego's "bodyguard" for one adventure and is soon drawn into a fight to free the local indigenous people from a brutal servitude, discovering that slavery isn't exclusive to black folks. In the course of this adventure, he learns much from the older man (much like King Schultz) and, on several occasions, even dons the mask and the whip... of The Fox!

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!