NEW INDY COMIX!!

HEAD LOPPER #1

(W/A) Andrew MacLean

A somewhat tongue-in-cheek swords and monsters comic.

Nomadic warrior, Norgal and his unlikely companion, the severed head of Agatha the Blue Witch, have arrived on the rocky shores of the Scottish Isle of Barra. They come prepared to slay the sea serpent but can they survive all of the island's deadly trials? And can they survive each other's company?

23 pages of story, 36 total pages of art including a pinup gallery featuring:
Toby Cypress (Rod Racer, Blue Estate)
Brian Churilla (DB Cooper)
Tradd Moore (Luther Strode)
Wariwick Johnson-Cadwell (Tank Girl)
James Harren (BPRD, Abe Sapien)

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HEAD LOPPER #2

(W/A) Andrew MacLean

"The Wolves of Barra" - A HUGE 43 page story PLUS an amazing pinup gallery featuring art from:

Mike Mignola
Joe Dellagatta
Michael Avon Oeming
Simone D'Armini
Max Fiumara
Troy Nixey
Fillip Acovic
Enrique Fernandez
Paul Maybury
Janusz Pawlak

The great evil that plagues the Scottish Isle of Barra has turned its attention to Norgal and Agatha. The Wolves of Barra descend, blood spills, plot thickens, and heads... you get the picture.

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SERAPHIM 266613336 WINGS TP

(W) Mamoru Oshii (A/CA) Satoshi Kon

Two of the most acclaimed anime directors of all time, Ghost in the Shell's Mamoru Oshii and Perfect Blue's Satoshi Kon, came together to create a manga: Seraphim: 266613336 Wings. Seraphim is the story of a future earth devastated by the "Angel Plague," a pandemic that induces apocalyptic visions in the afflicted, even as it ossifies their bodies into dead, seraphic forms.

Can we say "Fanboy wet dream?" Two of the greatest creators of sequential art, both on the screen and on the page, join together to bring you what could be the best manga release of the year!! Seriously, I'm not gonna hype this anymore. If you are unfamiliar with their works, I suggest IMDB post haste, good sirs and madams.

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PHANTOM BLOOD HC VOL 01

(W/A) Hirohiko Araki

Young Jonathan Joestar's life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

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THOR ANNUAL #1

(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Rob Guillory & Various

• Three stories featuring three Thors!
• Wrestling superstar CM Punk and Rob Guillory (Chew) on Young Thor's idea for how to prove himself worthy of Mjolnir: a drinking competition!
• Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) and Marguerite Sauvage tell a tale of the new Thor!
• And Jason Aaron on the Girls of Thunder's quest to find the perfect birthday present for their grandfather, King Thor! How about a new Garden of Eden?

RECOMMENDED BY ERIN.

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CHEW TP VOL 09: CHICKEN TENDERS

(W) John Layman (A/CA) Rob Guillory

Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats, has been busy - busy settling into married life, busy investigating one assignment after another
that takes him to the most remote corners of the planet. Meanwhile, the people closest to Tony are
conspiring to take on the brutal killer who murdered Tony's twin sister. And this conspiracy includes Tony's partner, his arch enemy - and his teenage daughter!
Presenting a new storyline of the New York Times Best Selling, Harvey and multiple Eisner Award winner
series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, and clairvoyants.
Collects CHEW #41-45, plus CHEW: WARRIOR CHICKEN POYO

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!

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SPIDER-GWEN #1

(W) Jason Latour (A) Robbi Rodriguez

SPIDER-GWEN SPINS INTO HER OWN SERIES!
• BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series - SPIDER-GWEN!
• Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew that already. What you DON'T know is what friends and foes are waiting for her in the aftermath of Spider-Verse!
• From the fan-favorite creative team that brought you Spider-Gwen's origin story in EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE, Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez!

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NEW INDEPENDENT COMIC

BURGERBOY #1
Gerrit De Bremme (W/A)

Direct from Belgium, Gerrit De Bremme sent us some of his first English Language comic book, Burgerboy. A verbally abusive stomach drives it's owner to desperate measures in order to acquire a burger. From the pretentious hipster counterman to the cheese killing mugger, it seems that our hero may never fulfill his craving for grilled beef on a baguette. Don't forget to order a side of Freedom Fries.

ALL-NEW COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! EP #15

Now that the fleas have vacated our venerable Video Monkey, the CSSG team is BACK with more comics than you can shake a skinny nerd fist at!! Sit back and laugh at Morgan, Will and especially Casey who just can't seem to keep his sh*t together this week...

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SHE-HULK #12

(W) Charles Soule (A) Javier Pulido

FINAL ISSUE!
• The end of the Blue File...and the end of an era!
• But when one door closes, another one opens, and Jen finds herself face to face with her most important case yet.

Alright, so I must admit that for many years the idea of reading a She-Hulk comic was about as enticing as a needle to the eye. Then one day in 2005, I stumbled upon Dan Slott's masterful reintroduction of the mean, green, law practicin' machine that we all know and love today. Thanks to Slott and Bobillo, She-Hulk found a new lease on life, both with fans and creators alike that eventually resulted in the launch of this current series which unfortunately, ends with this issue. Now, I could go into a huge rant about how B.S. this all is, but truly, I am just happy to have had 12 absolutely MIND-BLOWING issues from the brilliant creative team of Charles Soule and Javier Pulido that proves there are no bad characters, just bad creators. Throw in a double-shot of Ron Wimberly guest art and you've got what will be hailed as one of the BEST female lead, (or even male lead) cape books on the rack. She-Hulk is dead! LONG LIVE SHE-HULK!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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PLUNDER #1

(W) Swifty Lang (A) Skuds McKinley

WHY WE LOVE IT: Swifty Lang gave us a whole new look at werewolves with Feeding Ground, a terrifying tale packed with social commentary. When he told us he'd teamed up with newcomer Skuds McKinley for a story of horror on the high seas, we were all in.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: BOOM! Studios and Archaia have been at the forefront of the horror comics revival, with titles like Feeding Ground, Curse, and Clive Barker's Next Testament. Plunder is the next step in that evolution, as fans of Captain Phillips and The Thing will enjoy this mix of current events-inspired adventure and supernatural terror.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: After facing off with an illegal Chinese vessel, a gang of Somali pirates tries to board what they think is a research vessel, only to find themselves in the midst of a massacre. As their worst nightmares become reality, the 14-year-old boy who went from translator to reluctant pirate not only becomes the key to survival, but must decide for himself how far he is willing to go in the name of self-preservation.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!

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DEADLY CLASS #11

(W) Rick Remender (A) Wes Craig

Marcus and Maria fight for their life, and their love, as the sins of their past come crashing down all around them, wielding Uzis, shotguns, and machetes.

Steel your nerves for the heart-pounding finale to the second arc of RICK REMENDER and WES CRAIG's DEADLY CLASS.

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!

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EI8HT #1

(W/A) Rafael Albuquerque

Welcome to the Meld, an inhospitable dimension in time where Joshua, a chrononaut, finds himself trapped. With no memory or feedback from the team of scientists that sent him, he can't count on anything but his heart and a stranger's voice to guide him to his destiny.

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ALL-NEW COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD! NOW!! EP. #14!!

And we are back with PICTURES!!! That's right, the Video Monkey has finally defeated the evil minions of the FCP just so you don't have to stare at our faces for all 15 minutes! (Though Video Monkey still has to...) Lots of great stuff this week including two long running series that hit the big 50--Goon and Stray Bullets!! It's just another Wednesday with your favorite comic monkeys at ZANADU COMICS!!

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STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE AND ROSES #1

(W/A) David Lapham

STRAY BULLETS CONTINUES WITH THE BEGINNING OF A BRAND-NEW ARC OF STORIES!

SUNSHINE AND ROSES is about violence, love, and really bad decisions. The Baltimore underworld is falling apart at the seams and blood has been spilt. Where and when things went to hell in a handbasket can be traced back to a time a few years earlier, when a man named Harry ran the city, Spanish Scott and Monster enforced the rules, and an insecure young man named Orson met a wild and crazy girl named Beth. The two together cooked up the boldest, most outlandish, and just about the stupidest plan ever devised-a plan to steal a whole lot of Harry's money and drugs and get a little revenge along the way.

While every issue of STRAY BULLETS presents a complete story, the start of each new arc is the perfect place to jump on board and see what everybody else is talking about.

Yes, I am talking about Stray Bullets AGAIN. Why? BECAUSE IT IS SO DAMN AMAZING!!! David Lapham starts yet another tumultuous tale of love and its consequences presented in glorious black white!! Neo-Noir at its finest!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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NAMELESS #1

(W) Grant Morrison (A) Chris Burnham, Nathan Fairbairn

An astronomer kills his family, then himself, leaving a cryptic warning.
A Veiled Lady hunts her victims through human nightmares.
An occult hustler known only as 'Nameless' is recruited by a consortium of billionaire futurists for a desperate mission.

And the malevolent asteroid Xibalba spins closer on a collision course with Earth.

But nothing is what it seems-a terrifying inhuman experiment is about to begin.

Abandon all hope and experience ultimate horror in NAMELESS.

RECOMMENDED BY ERIN.

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RAT GOD #1

(W/A) Richard Corben

Terrible things stalk the forests outside Arkham in this chilling original tale from comics master Richard Corben! An arrogant city slicker on a quest to uncover the background of a young woman from the backwoods finds horrors beyond imagining, combining Lovecraftian mutations with Native American legends.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

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CLUSTER #1

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Damian Couceiro

WHY WE LOVE IT: Ed Brisson (Sheltered) is one of comics' best new voices and we could not wait to work with him on an original series following his run on Sons of Anarchy. After hearing his pitch for a gritty, violent, sci-fi epic in the vein of The Dirty Dozen, we knew there was no one better to bring the criminal cast of characters to life than the other half of the Sons of Anarchy team and Ed's Murder Book collaborator, Damian Couceiro.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Cluster is a series for fans of old-school, hard-boiled action. Brisson and Couceiro know how to tell stories about rich characters with criminal backgrounds, and the off-world setting allows them to tell personal stories with a massive scope. Have you ever wondered what a book starring all those lowlifes in the gutters of sci-fi havens like Mos Eisley would look like? Then we have the book for you.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: In the distant future, as mankind discovers life on other planets, it needs soldiers to defend its colonies and outposts across the stars. In order to increase the number of boots on the ground, criminals are offered the opportunity to serve in the place of incarceration. But as wars wage on and more soldiers are needed, small-time crimes are given long-term punishments. When a group of prisoners serving their time as soldiers become stranded and abandoned on a war-torn planet, they'll need to work together to survive and uncover the truth behind Earth's role in deep space.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

ALL-NEW COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD! NOW!! ep #13

After an all night battle between Video Monkey and the evil exporters from the FCP dimension, this week's episode of CSSG is finally ready to be consumed by mortal beings!! We're still running it a bit raw with no pictures, but hey! it's called imagination people--form the pictures yourselves and let the hypnotic vibrations of our voices be your bridge to another world!! (or something)