COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep #97!!

Stronger. Faster. Better. More HYPED!! The CSSG team is reunited for the first time in many many moons, so get ready for a full force blast of comicbook nonsense from your favorite team of comic monkeys in all internetland!! Start watching and start learnin! Hope to see you all soon!!

Also included this week, a special treat from your friends at 80% Studios!!!

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FROSTBITE #1

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Jason Shawn Alexander

  Long after Earth has entered its second ice age, humanity has learned to cope with the frozen elements. In this cold and bleak future, heat is power, and brutal gangs roam the icy wasteland looking for it. If that wasn't enough, a terrible disease nicknamed "frostbite" is literally freezing people from the inside out. Once you catch it, the effect is instantaneous. There is no immunity, there is no cure.
Until now. Doctor Henry Bonham and his daughter Victoria have found the key to ending frostbite. If they can get from Mexico City to a secret government outpost in Alcatraz, they could stabilize life across the globe. But to do that they'll need to stay alive. That's where Keaton comes in. She and her crew have faced worse journeys before, but never with the potential consequences this one poses if they fail.
A new miniseries from acclaimed writer Joshua Williamson (The Flash: Rebirth; Nailbiter) and artist Jason Shawn Alexander (Empty Zone; BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY), FROSTBITE is a science-fiction action miniseries unlike any other.

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BLOOM COUNTY EPISODE XI: A NEW HOPE TP

(W/A/CA) Berkeley Breathed

OPUS AWAKENS!
In 2015, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed began (without warning!) producing all-new Bloom County strips-for the first time in more than 25 years! Breathed released the new Bloom County strips exclusively through his Facebook page, to the cheers of devoted and delighted fans everywhere. These brand new strips have never before been available in print-until now! All the wit, charm, and biting satire that are trademarks of Bloom County and Berkeley Breathed are clearly on display and evident in this handsome new volume. Featuring all your favorite characters: Opus, Milo, Bill the Cat, Steve Dallas, Cutter John, and many more. Bloom County has come home... and it's about time!

recommended by erin.

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JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS #1

(W) Marguerite Bennett, Cameron Deordio (A) Audrey Mok (CA) Derek Charm

GRAB THE LATEST, SUREFIRE TOP-OF-THE-CHARTS NEW RIVERDALE SERIES!
Friends, countrymen, lend me your long tails and ears for hats-the Pussycats are back! In this series kick-off, Josie's getting the band together to help achieve her dreams of musical stardom. But for the group to last, it needs a strong foundation of friendship and trust. Can the girls get going, or will Alexandra's plotting put a stop to the whole thing? Don't miss comics' supreme songstresses' return to the limelight in this exciting first issue!

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WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON HC

(W/A/CA) Jill Thompson

WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON is Jill Thompson's original graphic novel reimagining of the early years of the Amazon Princess Diana, who would grow up to become Wonder Woman. This fully painted graphic novel is unlike any Wonder Woman tale you have ever read, told as only Eisner Award- winning writer/artist Thompson could. When young Diana has the fawning attention of a nation, she grows spoiled. But a series of tragic events take their toll, and Diana must learn to grow up, take responsibility, and seize her destiny.
Steeped in the mythology of this iconic character's original conception, WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON is designed to appeal to a wide range of readers. It's a fresh, stand-alone interpretation of the most famous and iconic female superhero of all time and the fulfillment of a dream project by one of contemporary comics' most acclaimed creators.

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COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #96!

While we were expecting the return of the terrible trio/warrior's three,(depending on your point of view) this week, alas, everyone will have to make do with MORGAN and CASEY who are totally your favorite comic monkeys anyway, right?!! That's right. Lots of fantastic sci-fi wasteland action with a chaser of super hero crossover on this week's CSSG!!

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BLAME! GN VOL 01

(W/A/CA) Tsutomu Nihei

One of the manga world's most intriguing artists returns to the English language world with a re-release of his breakthrough work. Blame! In a dystopian future, a complex network of machines has pushed humanity to the brink. Robots known as the "Builders" continued to build a meaningless civilization with no one to reside in it. Soon these cities reach out to the outer planets and another breed of life form emerges. Master's Edition: Blame! will be released in a new oversized edition similar to Gundam: The Origin. Packaged in an oversized paperback with glossy paper and featuring dozens of color pages, each 400 page book will be a must have for collectors looking to complete their Nihei sets a decade after the original paperback went out of print.

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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BLACK HAMMER #3

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dean Ormston

Long before Spiral City's greatest heroes were written out of their universe, the Martian champion Barbalien was already stranded far from home. Disguised as churchgoing Mark Markz in the timeless farming community where the heroes find themselves trapped, Barbalien faces a terrifying personal decision, even as he relives his painful past!

RECOMMENDED BY ERIN.

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TRINITY #1

(W/A/CA) Francis Manapul

"BETTER TOGETHER" part 1! Together again for the first time! Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The core of the World's Greatest Heroes...but with a new Man of Steel, the bonds these three share will be tested and redefined by super-star writer/artist Francis Manapul. In this premiere issue, see the trio travel from Metropolis to Gotham City and beyond to learn what forces launched their heroic careers. But how will this journey of discovery lead them to a new threat?

RECOMMENDEDBY HOWARD!

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SEVEN TO ETERNITY #2

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Jerome Opena

The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperat                                                           e bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires.
  
Writer RICK REMENDER reteams with collaborators JEROME OPEÑA (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent) and MATT HOLLINGSWORTH (TOKYO GHOST, WYTCHES) to take you on a hard road through the strange fantasy world of Zhal. All men have surrendered their freedom for fear. Now, one last free man must choose.

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HOUSE OF PENANCE #6

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Ian Bertram

Evil has infiltrated Sarah's sanctuary. Even Warren Peck, her newfound protector and confidant, is overwhelmed by the spirits that seek revenge upon her. In the terrifying conclusion of Tomasi and Bertram's horror miniseries, Sarah is forced to confront her demons, face to face.

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THE FOREVERS #1

(W) Curt Pires (A) Eric Pfeiffer (CA) Eric Pfeiffer, Ramon Villalobos

Live fast. Live forever. Five friends struggling on the brink of stardom sacrifice everything in a black magic pact that brings them all the wealth and glamour they ever wanted. Years later though, the "glow" is fading. But when one of them dies, and they feel a surge of magic rise amongst them, they soon realize that they all share in the power of the glow. And when a member of the group decides to kill the rest and claim the glow for their own, they suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives. As they search for the killer's identity, each of The Forevers must face the macabre reality of the lengths to which some people will go to be adored, and to make certain that the spotlight never fades...

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AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 13 NORTH AND SOUTH PART 1

(W) Gene Yuen Lang & Various (A/CA) Gurihiru

When Aang leaves to aid Zuko with the Kemurikage, Katara and Sokka return to the Southern Water Tribe by themselves. Katara is shocked to find that her beloved village has become a bustling city, with none other than their father, Hakoda, in charge! A northerner named Malina seems to be behind this change, pushing the North and South to be more unified . . . but what are her true goals?

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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DOOM PATROL #1

(W) Gerard Way (A/CA) Nick Derington

The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, "Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem." Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of the strange, DOOM PATROL combines elements from classic runs, new directions, and things that could not be. Our entry point is Casey Brinke, a young EMT on the graveyard shift to abstract enlightenment, with a past so odd that she's not entirely sure what is real and what is not. Along with her partner, Sam Reynolds, the pair blaze a path through the city and its denizens, finding the only quiet that exists at 3am is the chaos of the brain. When the pair answer a hit-and-run call, they find themselves face to face with a familiar figure: Cliff Steele, AKA Robotman.
"It gets weirder from here," writer Gerard Way had to say about the book, with artist Nick Derington gripping tightly on the wheel of the ambulance. The pair's only communication? Shouting out of the open windows while at high velocity. Who needs a new roommate? Who names a cat "Lotion"? And when do we get to see all those muscles?
Find your answers inside the pages of this comic book, as we set the stage for new beginnings, as well as the re-introduction of some classic DOOM PATROL characters, including Niles Caulder, Negative Man, Flex Mentallo, and Crazy Jane.
The debut title of DC's Young Animal line kicks off with a removable sticker on its cover: Pull back the gyro to reveal its secrets, but be warned-there is no turning back.

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COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! ep. #94!!

As Fall creeps around the last corner of what passes for Summer here in Seattle, we at CSSG welcome the return of the rain for what better weather is there for staying inside and reading comics?!! Casey and the Video Monkey bring you a special down and dirty behind the scenes look at the magic behind New Comic Day--unpacking boxes!!! From Diamond to the filthy hands of your local comic monkeys..to you. But with love. Always with love...

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KILL 6 BILLION DEMONS TP VOL 01

(W/A/CA) Tom Parkinson-Morgan

In this collection of the first story arc of the popular webcomic Kill Six Billion Demons, sorority sister Allison Ruth must travel to Throne, the ancient city at the center of the multiverse, in an epic bid to save her boyfriend from the clutches of the seven evil kings that rule creation. Includes excerpts from in-universe religious texts, stories, and more.

Alright, so it's been a little bit since I commented on one of these and while I'm overwhelmingly underwhelmed by the vast majority of stuff on the racks these days, KILL 6 BILLION DEMONS is a mother fuc*in exception!! A giant mystical sword of ancient energy to the third eye of a demon kind of exception!! Truly next level stuff being summoned here by the masterful Tom Parkinson-Morgan, so don't miss his print debut with what is sure to be THE release of the summer or early fall or whatever...

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