Local Comic Shop Day is a new event that calls attention to independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their role as pop culture fire-starters. On November 28th, 2015, please stop by Zanadu Comics or any of the other 285+ participating local comic shops to buy unique, exclusive items and to join in the celebration. Check out our LCSD page for a full list of items and info!!
The inmates are in control of the mad house this week as the kids take control of CSSG! Morgan and Casey deliver the skinny of this week's newest, bestest and shiniest books!!
GODZILLA IN HELL #3
(W) Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas (A/CA) Buster Moody
What brought Godzilla to Hell? A glimpse of Godzilla's greatest battle gives clues-but what will happen when Godzilla faces a rematch with that same foe in the underworld?
One of my current favorite artists, Buster Moody is unleashed upon GODZILLA!!
RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!
MATERIAL TP VOL 01
(W) Ales Kot (A) Will Tempest (CA) Tom Muller
America is unwinding. The world is undergoing massive changes. MATERIAL is a journey through what it means to be alive, today.
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99! BRING NEW READERS INTO YOUR STORES-BY OFFERING THEM A NEW KIND OF A COMIC BOOK!
RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!
FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS #1
(W) Claire Gibson, Marian Churchland (A) Sloane Leong, Brandon Graham (CA) Marian Churchland
In the first issue of this new fantasy series, old feuds and new monsters rise up to haunt the isolated northern fortress of Karsgate.
RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!
MAD'S ORIGINAL IDIOTS: JACK DAVIS TP
(W) Harvey Kurtzman (A/CA) Jack Davis
Hoo hah! One of MAD's original "Usual Gang of Idiots," artist Jack Davis specialized in parodies of horror and Western stories. This new title collects his work from the original 23 issues of the MAD comic book, all written by Harvey Kurtzman, including hilarious spoofs of The Lone Ranger, Alice in Wonderland, movies High Noon and The Barefoot Countessa, TV game show What's My Line, plus an adaptation of the poem Casey at the Bat and much more!
MAD'S ORIGINAL IDIOTS: WALLY WOOD TP
(W) Harvey Kurtzman (A/CA) Wally Wood
Again, hoo hah! One of MAD's original "Usual Gang of Idiots," Wally Wood specialized in parodies of science fiction and war stories, as well as slick Hollywood films. This new title collects his work from the original 23 issues of the MAD comic book, all written by Harvey Kurtzman, including twisted takes on Superman, Batman, Little Orphan Annie, Flash Gordon, Prince Valiant, Julius Caesar, and movies like The Wild One, The Caine Mutiny and On the Waterfront.
MAD'S ORIGINAL IDIOTS: WILL ELDER TP
(W) Harvey Kurtzman (A/CA) Will Elder
Yet again, hoo hah! One of MAD's original "Usual Gang of Idiots," Bill Elder may have been MAD's most versatile artist, able to mimic any other artist's style while still retaining his own "chicken fat" approach to cartooning. This new title collects his work from the original 23 issues of the MAD comic book, all written by Harvey Kurtzman, including parodies of Sherlock Holmes, Frankenstein, Wonder Woman, Archie Comics, Popeye, Mickey Mouse, The Shadow, Dragnet, and much more.
recommended by erin.
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Fiona Staples
Something strange is looming over Riverdale - and it's taking the shape of a giant mega-mansion owned by an elusive mogul. Why has he chosen the quaint town of Riverdale, USA as his base of operations? And how is he going to use the teens of Riverdale High to further his political aspirations? Big questions and challenges await the teens and townsfolk. Meanwhile, a new student has graced the halls of Riverdale High and she's turning heads in a big way! Find out all the answers to these important questions in the third issue of the biggest comics sensation of the season!
RECOMMENDED BY HOWARD!
BOOK OF DEATH: FALL OF HARBINGER #1
(W) Joshua Dysart (A) Kano (CA) Raul Allen
A showdown. An apocalypse. An ending. Many years from today, Peter Stanchek, the Renegades, the Harbinger Foundation, the Bleeding Monk, and Toyo Harada's Imperium all reach their terminus, as the entire planet becomes the battlefield for the most devastating psionic combat humanity has ever seen. The Great Destroyer, long prophesied and foreseen, comes to Earth at last. Who will survive...and what will be left of them?
New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (IMPERIUM, HARBINGER) and blockbuster artist Kano (THE DELINQUENTS) journey to the far end of the Geomancer's BOOK OF DEATH to reveal the final, unavoidable end for two of the Valiant Universe's most powerful foes.
recommended by erin.
Did you know that Sept 25th is National Comic Book Day? Here are some tips for celebrating this made-up holiday:
- Buy a comic book.
- Read a comic book.
- Share a comic book with a friend.
- Leave a comic book in a public place.
Is Zanadu Comics doing anything special for National Comic Book Day?
Well, we'll be open from 10am to 7pm, as is usual for a Friday.
(And Saturday is Batman Day - we do have a special Batman book available for the first visitors on Saturday)
We're running quick and in your face this week with 9 hard hittin, shiny new titles that you need to inject into your eyeballs on this super awesome shiny NEW COMIC DAY!!
Celebrate the legacy and history of the world's most popular super-hero, BATMAN, this Saturday with BATMAN day!! On September 26th, we will have a limited number of FREE Batman Endgame preview comics for customers while supplies last, so get in here and get down with the Dark Knight! Check out DC's official page for more info!!
FURY: SHIELD 50TH ANNIVERSARY
(W) David Walker (A) Lee Ferguson (CA) Mike Deodato (Alt CA) Christian Ward
• A mission 50 years in the making!
• When a villain from the past shows up in the present day, Nick Fury is forced to team-up with Nick Fury Sr.!
• Will the Nick Fury of the present be able to work alongside his father?
It's an eye for an eye in this clash of Furies.
Recommended by CASEY!!
(W) John Arcudi (A/CA) James Harren
The Esu are in full attendance as they return in a Counsel of Monsters! And Rathraq is humbled by a new foe. New for him, anyway.
Recommended by VIDEO MONKEY!!
BATMAN '66 #27
(W) Jeff Parker (A) Scott Kowalchuk (CA) Michael Allred
Riddle me this: What kind of ring isn't round? A wrestling ring, of course. This issue, Batman finds himself in the middle of a rigged contest. The Caped Crusader pursues The Riddler south of the border and encounters half of a terrifying tag team: the masked menace known only as Bane! All this, and Batgirl too!
It's Luchador Lunacy when the Riddler introduces BANE to the Batman '66 world. Holy Backbreakers!
Recommended by MORGAN!!
THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE
(W) Neil Gaiman (A/CA) Chris Riddell
In this thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell, the tales of Snow White (sort of) and Sleeping Beauty (almost) are woven together with a thread of dark magic. On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. The queen casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes up her chain mail and her sword, and follows her three brave dwarf companions into the tunnels under the mountain toward the sleeping kingdom, intent on saving the princess and deciding her own future. Alas, the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. The result is a captivating and darkly funny tale that will hold readers spellbound from start to finish.
"If this book isn’t quite a masterpiece, it’s certainly a treasure, and that’s more than enough." - Kirkus starred review.
RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!!
ASTRO CITY #27
(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Joe Infurnari (CA) Alex Ross
American Chibi has been a mystery since her debut-until now. Learn the secrets behind her origin, her powers and the deadly threat she stands against in an issue featuring the guest art of rising star Joe Infurnari (The Bunker, Jersey Gods). Plus, is this world-or any other-ready for... Chibi Honor Guard?!
RECOMMENDED BY erin!!
PITIFUL HUMAN LIZARD
(W/A/CA) Jason Loo
Toronto's got a new superhero! And he's pitiful! Lucas Barrett is a 9-to-5 office lackey during the day and a struggling superhero on evenings and weekends. He's also broke. While his job salary is not enough to support his crime-fighting hobby, Lucas finds an alternate plan that may heighten his superhero status. This is the 52-page, full-color debut issue of The Pitiful Human-Lizard!
RECOMMENDED BY HOWARD!!!
THE SILENT SHOW
(W/A) Adam S. Lichi
From the neighboring dimension of Portalnd, OR comes a dark and twisted journey through the wasteland of our subconscious told in the style of a silent movie flying off the reel as if it was too full of bizarre energies to properly project. Strange creatures, desolate purple fields of decay and mine cart roller coaster rides await you in this creepy little package of joy by Adam S. Lichi!! A perfect read for the dreary, windy nights of late, here in beautiful Seattle.
Ohhh man, do we have some dirty, glamorous and neon filled books this week for ya, kiddies!! Image hits big with the highly anticipated release of Tokyo Ghost, Benjamin Marra unleashes O.M.W.O.T. on the world (oh dear) and a new issue of Guttertown by Zanadu's own Casey Silver and Dimi Macheras is finally here!! Make you Wednesday that much better by stopping by the store for some awesome comic books!!!
(W/A) Brandon Graham & Various (CA) Farel Dalrymple
THIRD ISSUE OF THE OVERSIZED COMICS MAGAZINE!
This issue introduces MATT SHEEAN & MALACHI WARD's sci-fi series ANCESTOR!