ALL-NEW COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD! NOW!! 12/17!

Welcome to the "you should get this for someone on your x-mas list" episode of CSSG brought to you by your favorite comic monkeys, Morgan and Casey!! We've got a relentless assortment of four color shinies this week and oh my god is there a lot of stuff!! Plus, see Morgan destroy Casey's naive beliefs about the joys of Christmas...

BATMAN '66 BLURAY SET

COMICS SHOP EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE!!

Batman TV series on BluRay, with all the extras PLUS an exclusive HardCover collection of several Golden Age stories used as the basis for many 1st Season episodes.
ONLY ONE LEFT at Zanadu.

TV's iconic Dynamic Duo has been captured, along with a legion of abominable archenemies in a POW-erful numbered limited-edition collection. Featuring ALL 120 original broadcast episodes, ever popular guest stars like Julie Newmar and Cesar Romero, The Adam West Scrapbook, complete episode guide - and exploding with over 3 hours of all new extras - you can bring home all the crime fighting action that won generations of fans - plus a new, expanded hardcover edition of BATMAN: THE TV STORIES!
Includes:
• ALL 120 Original Broadcast Episodes Fully Remastered In HD
• Highly Collectible Premiums
• Hot Wheels® Replica Batmobile
• The Adam West Scrapbook
• 44 Vintage Trading Cards
• Ultraviolet Digital Copy
• 32-Page Complete Episode Guide
Over 3 Hours of ALL-NEW Extras:
• Hanging with Batman - A true slice of life in the words of Adam West
• Holy Memorabilia Batman! - A journey into the most sought after collectables through the eyes of 3 extraordinary collectors
• Batmania Born! - Building the World of Batman - Explore the art and design behind the fiction.
• Bats of the Round Table - A candid conversation with Adam West and his celebrity friends chatting all things Bat '66.
• Inventing Batman in the words of Adam West (episode 1 & 2) - A rare treat for the fans as Adam discusses his script notes on bringing Batman to life in the first and second episodes
• Na Na Na Batman! - Hollywood favorites stars and producers recount their favorite Batman memories

This Previews exclusive includes a new edition of BATMAN: THE TV STORIES, offered in hardcover for the first time and expanded to 192 pages with 3 digital-first stories featuring The Joker, Catwoman and Egghead!

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ROCKET SALVAGE #1

(W) Yehudi Mercado (A) Bachan

WHY WE LOVE IT: When writer/animator Yehudi Mercado (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: UNIVERSAL WEAPON; PANTALONES, TX) came to us with a dysfunctional family drama about three clones running a rocket ship repair shop, we were already on board. Throw in some spaceport streetand a few alien gangsterstell us when to start our engines!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Did we mention space racing?! With blowsequences from artist Bachan (IMAGINE AGENTS), this series has both action and heart. Fans of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, BRAVEST WARRIORS, and SPEED RACER will want to pick up a wrench and strap in for the ride.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Primo Rocket used to be the fastest speederin the galaxy, but after a crash that sealed the fate of his spacehome, Rio Rojo, Primo has resigned himself to life as a lowly spaceship salvage yard owner. However, his two "kids"clone Beta, and Beta's genius girl Zetaseem to keep out of trouble. When the dysfunctional family suddenly becomes the target of an intergalactic manhunt, the family has to come together to save their home.

This book kinda popped up out of left field this morning, but something about that cover really caught my attention as I scanned the new releases for the week. I've been all about fun, enjoyable adventure type of comics lately and Rocket Salvage looks like a fantastic cartoon that will only ever be animated inside my head, but hey, at least I've got that! Strap in for a thrill ride across the stars with another great hit from BOOM!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!

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RUMBLE #1

(W) John Arcudi (A) James Harren

Okay, so a scarecrow walks into a bar...and proceeds to wreak havoc across two worlds! After a long absence, Rathraq, Scarecrow Warrior God, is back-and very unhappy. Bad news for his old enemies, yes, but worse news for everybody else! JOHN ARCUDI and JAMES HARREN bring you a modern day action/adventure fantasy thriller where rundown dive bars, undead kitty cats, psycho skinheads, and giant mummies all play a part. It's Louis C.K. meets Robert E. Howard in a David Fincher universe.

RECOMMENDED BY ERIN.

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MULTIVERSITY: THUNDERWORLD #1

(W) Grant Morrison (A) Cameron Stewart

The fifth chapter of the greatest adventure in DC Comics history is here!
Acclaimed for their collaborations on BATMAN AND ROBIN, SEAGUY and SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY: THE MANHATTAN GUARDIAN, superstar writer Grant Morrison and renowned artist Cameron Stewart deliver some magic to THE MULTIVERSITY with a breathtaking journey to Earth-5 - A.K.A. Thunderworld!
With a single word, Billy Batson transforms from boy reporter for Whiz Media into the world's Mightiest Mortal - Captain Marvel! Along with the other members of the Marvel Family, Captain Marvel battles dastardly villains like Mr. Mind and the Monster Society of Evil! But now, his greatest foe has attacked the Rock of Eternity - the source of the Marvel Family's power - and it could mean the end of reality as we know it! What impossible villains are Sivana teaming up with who could spell doom for the Multiverse? From where did Sivana's children get their newfound super powers? And what does the appearance of one mysterious comic book mean for the heroes of Thunderworld?
Find out all that and more in this exciting issue that acts as chapter five of THE MULTIVERSITY.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

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ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2

(W) Rick Remender (A) Stuart Immonen

• The new Hydra has formed, comprised of the most ruthless villains of the Marvel Universe as the great infiltration continues!
• Cap uncovers the ultimate goal of the new Hydra but is it too late to stop them?
• Cap and Nomad's new partnership is put to the ultimate test as they race to uncover The Sect of the Unknown!

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!

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WONDER WOMAN #37

(W) Meredith Finch (A) David Finch

Superman arrives on Paradise Island to support Wonder Woman in her darkest hour, but their bond may be breaking apart! No time for Diana to think, though, as a mythological force seemingly tied to Wonder Woman's role as War attacks the Amazons!

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

NEW INDY COMIX FROM KATE LACOUR!!

I found David Cronenberg's illegitimate baby. OK, well, she found us, and maybe she's not Cronenberg's kid, but Kate Lacour sure could have fooled me with her body horror beauty comics straight outta New Orleans. Right from the cover, you can tell that something unsettling, something best left hidden lay behind it, but you can't stop yourself from picking it up and delving into the beautifully illustrated pages of loss, regret, fear and a hundred million other emotions we try not to think about on a daily basis. Truly original and moving, these are some the nicest looking self published books I've ever seen come through the door and you won't find them anywhere other than ZANADU COMICS!!

And if you aren't local, you can also get these and many many other small press comics through our online store!

                                                                 --CASEY!!

All comics are written/drawn by Kate Lacour. Visit her website for more weird stuffs!!

EYE SEES EYE

(W/A) Kate Lacour

A look inside the very private world of a little girl, playing alone in the realm of fear and fantasy. Intense and raw, this book reads like squeezing a skin infection.

34 pages
Oversize (8.5 by 11") with full-color covers.
Interior printed in risograph purple on ivory paper

MILK-TEETH

(W/A) Kate Lacour

What does the fairy do with my old teeth? Are mermaids warm or cold-blooded? How do seraphim reproduce? What does a unicorn want with a virgin in the first place?

Milk-teeth responds to the questions that gnawed away your ability to believe in anything with (mostly) wordless vignettes and technical diagrams. Milk-teeth has garnered praise as the first comic in history to address magical animals without sarcasm or preciousness. The art is lush yet distant and restrained, and is beautifully reproduced in full color.

Twenty pages, 6.5x10", color, not suitable for the little ones.

zERO IS

(W/A) Kate Lacour

A transcendental journey through a bottomless sepulcher. Images of sex, decay and transmutation converge.

16 pages
6.75 by 8.5"
Printed in pink, blue and black risograph on ivory paper with vellum overlay cover

VIVISECTIONARY

(W/A) Kate Lacour

A map of biology's inner machinations. Elucidating, unsettling.

16 pages, full color on parchment, marbled vellum cover


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THE VALIANT #1

(W) Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt (A) Paolo Rivera

A battle ten millennia in the making is about to begin...

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers - those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times. Each time, the Geomancer was killed...and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy - a monstrous force of nature. A civilization killer. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives...and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more. But, this time, the Eternal Warrior will be ready. This
time, he has a force greater than any single warrior. This time, he has...THE VALIANT.

An entirely self-contained, new reader friendly comics event spotlighting Bloodshot, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and a cast of heroes and villains from across the Valiant Universe, THE VALIANT is a visionary new adventure from three of the greatest creative talents in comics today.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

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THOR #3

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman

• Lifting the enchanted hammer Mjolnir has transformed a mysterious woman into an all-new version of the mighty Thor.
• But what happens when she's separated from that hammer?
• Plus, Frost Giants! ROXXON! And oh yeah, whatever happened to the guy who used to carry that hammer?

RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!

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DITKO'S SHORTS HC

(W) Various (A) Steve Ditko

Ditko's Shorts is a fun and incredibly fascinating compilation of short comics one, two, and three pages in length. Only a brilliant master could tell a dramatic, compelling tale in such compact form. You'll thrill as Ditko walks this exciting high-wire act without a net! The genres show the artist's great range. There's horror, fantasy, science fiction, western, and even humorous stories. Taken from rare comic books from a who's who of publishers, all the comics are meticulously restored and printed in a beautiful, large-format book. Insightful introductions by punk rocker and comics historian Fester Faceplant and Eisner Award-winner Craig Yoe.

recommended by erin.

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BATGIRL #37

(W) Cameron Stewart, Brendan Fletcher (A) Babs Tarr

The Batgirl of Burnside is the name on everyone's lips...but she sure is acting strange since she took up residence in Gotham City's outer borough! Dangerous joyrides? Photo ops? Sequins? Either Barbara Gordon's gone off the deep end - or there's a doppelganger under that cowl!

Eat your heart our, Dazzler, there's a new glam rock super girl in town!! The new creative team of Tarr, Stewart and Fletcher continue their genre flipping run of murderous cosplaying twins, creepy data hackers and even the inevitable CLONE villain!! This is the perfect book for those who have been turned off by the dark grittiness of the New 52 and just want something fun and poppy like good, sugar filled bubblegum for your mind!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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BITCH PLANET #1

(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Valentine De Landro

2014 Best Writer Eisner Award nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) team up for the very third time to bring you the premiere issue of BITCH PLANET, their highly-anticipated women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation riff. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

ALL-NEW COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD! NOW!! ep #6 12/3

Casey and Morgan were having a bit too much fun with the infinity gauntlet this week and accidentally used the time gem to transport themselves into the far future where earth has been transformed into a sprawling cyber dungeon ruled by humanoid techo-crabs in giant fluorescent shells, leaving Video Monkey on his own to survive without his keepers to feed him! (the horror!!)

Thankfully, after some rip hunter, time master sh*t, Morgan and Casey were able to make it back to the present, but a day too late to get the video up on time. Now, we know that your week is ruined, but just pretend this went up yesterday and go on with you puny little lives.

(And be on the lookout next week for the (hopeful) return of Professor Marvel whom we traded to the Holy Wench of the Hermaphracrabs in order to escape.)

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #1

(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Diego Barreto

WHY WE LOVE IT: We can't get enough John Carpenter! It means so much to us to have brought BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA to comics the right way. The response has been so strong that we knew we had to bring another Carpenter classic to comics in a style and approach that does ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK justice.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: If you already love the ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK film, this is a noBut if ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK is new to you, writer Christopher Sebela has been garnering high praise for his recent BOOM! Studios original DEAD LETTERS, as well as for his Eisner Awardoriginal, HIGH CRIMES.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: The crime rate in the United States has risen 400 percent. After humiliating the President in front of the world and destroying America's one chance to end World War III, Snake Plissken has become America's Most Wanted man in a land of criminals and the insane. Everyone wants Snake dead. Luckily, Snake knows the feeling all too well. War hero. Outlaw. Renegade. Snake's back!

Hot off the success of the new "Big Trouble in Little China" comic, Boom! has decided to deliver a two-fisted punch of Kurt Russell bad-assness with the return of SNAKE PLISSKEN!! Honestly, there is nothing more to be said other than, "Call me Snake."

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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BATMAN THE JIRO KUWATA MANGA TP VOL 01

(W/A) Jiro Kuwata

In the 1960s, at the height of the Batman TV series' popularity, a shonen manga magazine in Japan serialized fifty-three chapters of original comics starring The Dark Knight, all written and illustrated by Managaka Jiro Kuwata. Now, DC Entertainment is proud to publish the complete Batman Manga adventures in English for the first time in three painstakingly restored volumes. The adventure begins when the Dynamic Duo faces the insidious threat of Lord Death Man!

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!!

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ESSENTIAL KURTZMAN HC VOL 01 JUNGLE BOOK

(W) Harvey Kurtzman & Various (A) Harvey Kurtzman

Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book (#26 on The Comics Journal's Top 100 Comics) is a "lost" classic. Crumb, Spiegelman, and Gilliam, among others, were inspired and influenced by Kurtzman's masterpiece. In a deluxe hardcover, this collection is back in print after twenty-five years! Includes an introduction by Gilbert Shelton, an essay by Denis Kitchen, and a conversational afterword by Pete Poplaski and Robert Crumb!

recommended by erin.

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ANGELA: ASGARD'S ASSASSIN #1

(W) Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (A) Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans

• All her life, Angela -- the finest warrior of Heven -- was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being.
• And now Angela knows the truth about her identity: She is Thor's sister. She is an Asgardian.
• Cast out of her home and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, Angela must now strike out on her own!
• But what does Angela have that both Asgard and Heven want? And why are they so eager to get it?
• Visionary writers Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett team with the legendary art team of Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans to finally throw the spotlight onto the Marvel Universe's most dangerous inhabitant!

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!

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!!