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KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #1

(W) Ryan Ferrier (A) Carlos Magno (CA) Mike Huddleston

The damn dirty crossover event you demanded! Following the events of the first Planet of the Apes film (1968), Dr. Zaius and General Ursus lead a small group of soldiers to the Forbidden Zone to destroy any remaining evidence of Taylor's time among them. To their surprise, they discover... A KONG! Now they must venture to Skull Island with Cornelius and Zira to discover the truth, but they may not survive the deadliest journey of their lives!

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LEGACY: AN OFF COLOR NOVELLA FOR YOU TO COLOR HC

(W) Chuck Palahniuk (A) Steve Morris (CA) Duncan Fegredo, Mike Norton

An amoral investment banker named Vincent receives an inheritance promising immortality. It also attracts a flame-retardant stripper, a ruthless stalker, and a horde of other aspiring immortals dead set and bloodthirsty in their desire to separate Vincent from his destiny. This biting riches-to-rags novella, which only the author of Fight Club and Beautiful You could deliver, is presented as a deluxe hardcover coloring book, beautifully illustrated by Mike Norton (Battlepug, B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth), and Steve Morris (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) who worked with Palahniuk on his 2016 release Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color.

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NEW LOCAL COMICS

SUKOTTO #6

(W/A) Scott Adams

Sukotto is the story of a lone surviving ninja, whose clan was mercilessly wiped out by a corrupt and evil samurai lord. Issue #6 begins a new chapter in the life of our hero, as Sukotto has become a wholly new force in the universe. Will he be able to control the thing he has become, and master his new-found powers to find the success that has eluded him for so long, now?

If you haven't discovered this local talent, yet, never fear - for we have all 5 previous issues back in stock, now, too. Issues 5 and 6 in full color.

 Cover art by Scott Adams

Cover art by Scott Adams

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NO 1 WITH A BULLET #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jacob Semahn (A/CA) Jorge Corona
"A sublime piece of futurism that is both entertaining in its absurdity and terrifying in its predictions."--Clive Barker
Her social media, strong. Her variety show segments, a hit. Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shutter contact lens hits the market, Nash's life is personally invaded. The latest leap forward in "technological progress," these contacts not only play video or augment reality...but also record footage. Fighting to keep her life together after a leaked sex tape goes viral, a clingy super-fan is the last thing on Nash's mind...but that's exactly when the bodies pile up and the terror begins.

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BLACK LIGHTNING COLD DEAD HANDS #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Tony Isabella (A/CA) Clayton Henry
All-new mini-series by original creator Tony Isabella teamed with superstar artist Clayton Henry! Black Lightning is back and things are not the same! In his home town of Cleveland, high school teacher Jefferson Pierce is a role model for his students. As Black Lightning, he's fighting to keep them safe, even as his city's streets are invaded by local gangs with deadly super-weapons. And wait until you see who their supplier is! Real-world issues in a super-hero world! Expect the unexpected!

 

 

 

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BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #2 (OF 8)
DC COMICS
(W/A/CA) Sean Murphy
Public support for Batman dwindles and Gotham City's 99 percent rally around ex-Joker Jack Napier's crusade to expose decades of corruption within the GCPD. A proposition inspires new revelations about Harley and The Joker's past; and as Jack transforms into a hero of the middle class and takes extreme measures to mobilize a revolutionary army of super-villains, Bruce struggles to stay focused on engineering a technological breakthrough to save Alfred.

 

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CAPTAIN AMERICA #695
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
HOME OF THE BRAVE Part 1
HOME OF THE BRAVE begins - and Steve Rogers is back in action in the red-white-and-blue! Steve begins a journey across America to restore his tarnished reputation - and the dangers he encounters along the way are unlike any he's faced before! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Rated T+

 

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GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #146
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Marcus To (CA) Ron Lim
THE INFINITY QUEST Part 1
THE GUARDIANS' HUNT FOR THE INFINITY STONES BEGINS! Their first stop? Joining up with the Nova Corps, of course! Join the Guardians as they all take up golden helmets in the quest to keep the universe safe! Nuff said! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Rated T+

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COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! EP. #398

Halloween is almost upon us and the CSSG duo of Morgan and Casey are here to bring you treats and maybe some tricks with this week's best new comics! We've got a few holiday themed horror books for you as well as an assortment of other great shinies that won't rot your teeth, though maybe your mind. Plus, Morgan gets his revenge on blank starin Howard from last week...Just another episode full of tasty goodness from your favorite comics monkeys on the interwebs!

MARVEL LEGACY COMICS SHIPPING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH!

The rebirth of the Marvel Universe is here and we’ve got 5 exciting new books this week that follow directly on the heels of the stunning events of Marvel Legacy #1!! Since there are SOOOO many new books, we’ve asked our professor of Marvel, Will Harris of Comicsblend to provide his expert analysis on the new titles each week as they roll out over the next few months. Here are the new releases for Wednesday, October 25th!!

All of the books will ship with fancy lenticular covers as well as regular (flat) ones and a plethora of variants. We will have pretty much every cover available, though quantities of some will be less than others. In addition, the Marvel Value Stamps will ONLY be in the regular, non-lenticular covers so for those collecting the stamps, make sure you snag a regular cover.

Finally, don’t forget to watch our special “Comics Should Smell Good: Marvel Legacy” episode for more info on the biggest comic book event of 2017!

AMERICA #8

(W) Gabby Rivera (A) Joe Quinones (CA) Ben Caldwell

EXTERMINATRIX Part 1
Everyone's favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, may have finally met her match. Introducing - the deadly and exotic Exterminatrix! Can America continue her hard-hitting journey to defend the multiverse against the oncoming warpath of Exterminatrix and the ominous Midas Corporation? It's the start of a daring adventure as America gains all-new untested powers, and she'll need them against the coming horde of villains! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!

Rated T+

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BLACK PANTHER #166

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) Wesley Craig

KLAW STANDS SUPREME Part 1
Black Panther's greatest foe has returned - Ulysses Klaw is back and ready for war! Can T'Challa defeat the man who killed his father all while his country struggles to its feet? And as war looms, Wakanda's gods have disappeared. Enter the Originators! The former gods are back - but what are their intentions for a land that has forgotten them?

PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!

Rated T

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CAPTAIN MARVEL #125

(W) Margaret Stohl (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Dan Mora

DARK ORIGIN Part 1
As Captain Marvel, CAROL DANVERS has traveled to almost every inch of the planet - and beyond! Now she's heading to somewhere uncharted, where there's no familiar face to be seen except for...her own! Join Carol on her new cosmic journey through the past and future as Captain Marvel takes flight in an adventure you won't want to miss. The earth-shattering secrets of her Dark Origin are finally revealed, and the Marvel Universe will be forever changed. PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!

Rated T+

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JEAN GREY #8

(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Victor Ibanez (CA) Mike Mayhew

PSYCH WAR Part 1
The Phoenix is coming and in its wake - death and destruction! Destined to become the Earth's host for the fiery entity, Jean is still not prepared for its arrival and the ensuing battle to come. Her only hope, a former host who can prepare and train her telepathic powers, but what cost is Jean willing to pay when Emma Frost, The White Queen, becomes her only salvation and the last line of defense from the world burning? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!

Rated T+

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U.S. AVENGERS #11

(W) Al Ewing (A) Paco Diaz (CA) Christian Ward

CANNONBALL RUN Part 1
The U.S. Avengers have a new mission-to find their missing teammate! Squirrel Girl, Red Hulk, Iron Patriot, and more head into outer space to find Cannonball! The search leads them to strangest planet of all...Glenbrook, U.S.A.! Home - and fiefdom - of Ritchie Redwood, America's best loved teen! What shocking events will lead the U.S. Avengers to uncover the secrets of the seemingly idyllic planet of Glenbrook whose teenagers keep disappearing? And how will this lead them to Cannonball?

PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!

Rated T+

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NOW #1

(W/A) Various

Fantagraphics is proud to launch a new, ongoing comics anthology of short stories by a mix of established and up-and-coming talent. This three times per year series features all-new, done-in-one stories for comics fans of all stripes. The first issue includes new work from acclaimed authors such as Eleanor Davis, Noah Van Sciver, Gabrielle Bell, Dash Shaw, Sammy Harkham, and Malachi Ward, as well as international authors such as J.C. Menu, Conxita Herrerro, Tommi Parrish, Tobias Schalken, and Antoine Cossé. Plus other surprises, and a gorgeous painted cover by Chicago artist Rebecca Morgan.

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JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #1

(W) Frank Tieri (A) Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy (CA) Francesco Francavilla

Brand New Series! Jughead Jones is a werewolf, and Reggie Mantle has fallen victim to Jughead's monstrous ways. Now Betty Cooper: Werewolf Hunter along with Archie Andrews are hot on the trail of Jughead. For TEEN+ readers.

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JEAN GREY #8

(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Victor Ibanez (CA) Mike Mayhew

PSYCH WAR Part 1
The Phoenix is coming and in its wake - death and destruction! Destined to become the Earth's host for the fiery entity, Jean is still not prepared for its arrival and the ensuing battle to come. Her only hope, a former host who can prepare and train her telepathic powers, but what cost is Jean willing to pay when Emma Frost, The White Queen, becomes her only salvation and the last line of defense from the world burning? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
Rated T+

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BLACK CROWN QUARTERLY #1 FALL 2017

(W) Peter Milligan & Various (A) Tess Fowler & Various (CA) Rob Davis

Everything you always wanted once a season is packed within these 48 pages including a two-sided pullout poster and a wraparound cover! Delight in regular continuing features like legit publications with literary pedigrees! It all begins with the 10-page regular lead feature, Tales From the Black Crown Pub starring Stacey the barmaid by Award-winner Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven). Recurring short features include Canonball Comics: an exquisite corpse that will not stay dead kicked off by Jamie Coe (Artschooled) and Swell Maps by respectably divine music journalist/novelist Cathi Unsworth. Plus: Space CUDets rejoice: Live from a posh retirement village for wannabee 4-hit wonders we have co-writers/bandmates Will Potter and Carl Puttnam and occasional artist Philip Bond. Plus Plus: Special previews, creator interviews and behind the panel border secrets from Kid Lobotomy, Assassinistas, Punks Not Dead and much, much more!
Bullet points:
•  Featuring a pull-out poster! One side is a street map, the other is Frank Quitely's Kid Lobotomy #1 variant cover!
•  Plus, a wraparound cover by Rob Davis!

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ETERNITY #1

(W) Matt Kindt (A) Trevor Hairsine (CA) Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic

A VISIONARY NEW SERIES! From the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY, X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes an expedition into the Unknown. Beyond time... Beyond space... Beyond reality itself... ETERNITY awaits!

This October, Valiant unveils a new plane of existence beyond our own and unleashes a universe of new worlds, new beings, and new myths...

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COMICS SHOULD SMELL GOOD!! EP. #397!!

We've got a very special episode this week as Howard fills in for Morgan and the Professor, adding a bit of all ages action to the usually adult skewed taste of CSSG. Lots of great stuff this week including the launch of Vertigo alum Shelly Bond's new imprint, the spooky super villain world of Sherlock Frankenstein and the magical realms of Maestros by master illustrator Steve Skroce! This is also week three of the Marvel Legacy initiative which includes the most massive issue of Mighty Thor #700!! By Odin, this mag is monstrous!! So stop in and pick up your new shinies to keep you company on this gloriously rainy Wednesday here in Seattle.

MARVEL LEGACY COMICS SHIPPING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH!

The rebirth of the Marvel Universe is here and we’ve got 7 exciting new books this week that follow directly on the heels of the stunning events of Marvel Legacy #1!! Since there are SOOOO many new books, we’ve asked our professor of Marvel, Will Harris of Comicsblend to provide his expert analysis on the new titles each week as they roll out over the next few months. Here are the new releases for Wednesday, October 11th!!

All of the books will ship with fancy lenticular covers as well as regular (flat) ones and a plethora of variants. We will have pretty much every cover available, though quantities of some will be less than others. In addition, the Marvel Value Stamps will ONLY be in the regular, non-lenticular covers so for those collecting the stamps, make sure you snag a regular cover.

Finally, don’t forget to watch our special “Comics Should Smell Good: Marvel Legacy” episode for more info on the biggest comic book event of 2017!

CABLE #150

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Jon Malin

THE NEWER MUTANTS Part 1
The time-traveling mutant known as Cable has made it his one-man mission to preserve all of time itself. But when a disturbance in the timestream sends Cable back to the recent past, he'll find a mutant killer he won't be able to handle alone. Cable's led teams of X-Men before and he'll have to turn to some old allies and new friends to stop this deadly threat. Get ready for the newer New Mutants! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
Rated T+

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CHAMPIONS #13

(W) Mark Waid (A) Humberto Ramos

WORLDS COLLIDE Part 2
The titanic clash between the Champions and the Avengers continues! Since they were old enough to say the word "Avengers," the Champions have idolized Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Now the two teams are on equal footing - and the Champs must walk the walk alongside their former mentors! Will their experiences in GENERATIONS help them - or tear the two teams apart? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T+

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INCREDIBLE HULK #709

(W) Greg Pak (A) Greg Land

RETURN TO PLANET HULK Part 1
When Amadeus Cho picks up a distress signal from a distant planet he's shocked to find out it's from SAKAAR. As the Totally Awesome Hulk, he's been trying to avert the curse of anger that haunted Bruce Banner. But SAKAAR is a place for warriors and gladiators...a place where the Hulk fought brutally in the Imperial Arena...who is calling Cho for help? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T

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INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #593

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Stefano Caselli

THE SEARCH FOR TONY STARK Part 1
Tony Stark has vanished! The mystery deepens as Stark friends and foes must decide, finally, who will wield the power of Iron Man! All the contenders are in position, and all the armor is polished. There can only be one Armored Avenger! The path to the most startling Iron Man story ever begins here! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T+

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MIGHTY THOR #700

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman & Various

DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 1
The final judgement comes as the Mangog arrives! The War Thor will meet the beast head on. But even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate Thor may pale in comparison to the might of the Mangog! The battle rages as Jane's cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final judgment at all. The clock is ticking, and no hammer can save her this time. It's the beginning of the end that will lead to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe!
PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T+

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MONSTERS UNLEASHED #7

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Andrea Broccardo

AND LO THERE CAME...A POISON! Part 1
In a secluded realm hidden amongst the snowy fissures of Antarctica, a dangerous world that time as forgotten continues to thrive -- one where beastly giants of colossal size still roam the Earth and where the lines of man and monster blur. Enter Marvel's newest hero, KID KAIJU, with the power to summon an all-new team of monstrous Marvel heroes - AEGIS, SLIZZIK, SCRAGG, HI-VO and MEKARA. But in a world already controlled by fiendish beasts, can KID KAIJU call an army powerful enough to protect the boarders of the Savage Land that threatens the very safety of the entire planet? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T

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SPIDER-GWEN #25

(W) Jason Latour (A) Robbi Rodriguez

GWENOM Part 1
Gwen's life irrevocably changes as she bonds with her universe's version of the Venom symbiote. What does it mean for her relationship with crime kingpin MATT MURDOCK? With her father? With THE OSBORNS?! Is any relationship in Gwen's life safe? It's SPIDER-GWEN like you've never seen her before, and this time, there's no easy fix for her troubles! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
Rated T

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