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ROCHE LIMIT #1

(W) Michael Moreci (A) Vic Malhotra

"OUR DESTINY IS THE STARS, AND I WILL LEAD US THERE."
Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard's dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, is a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony's underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a grim future for mankind. Blending 2001: A Space Odyssey with Blade Runner, ROCHE LIMIT is the first part of a bold sci-fi/noir trilogy.

Roche Limit #1 Cover Art by Vic Malhotra

Roche Limit #1 Cover Art by Vic Malhotra

Recommended by Casey!!!

NEW INDY COMIX!!

THE MYSTERIOUS CASE

(W/A) Rich Tommaso

1939 sees Sam Hill (from The Cavalier Mr. Thompson) working as an investigator for the L.A. District Attorney. His first murder case is one that has the city turned on its ear, being that it directly involves one of, not only the city's, but the world's richest oil magnates. All hope of solving the double-murder case lies inside a leather satchel that is somewhere in the city of angels... or so Sam believes.

24 pages, 7.25 X 11, B&W and gray tones with color covers.

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 4/16!!

STRAY BULLETS: THE KILLERS #2

(W/A) David Lapham

When her niece, missing for almost a year, shows up on her doorstep with a horrifying secret, Carol Hogarth will find out that people can be poison...especially if that person is named Virginia Applejack. Find out what best friends, worst enemies, an artificial leg, and a bottle of rum all have to do with 'THE KILLER WHO AWOKE BEFORE DAWN.'

I'm talking about this because for some unknown reason people are not buying this absolutely amazing comic that by all accounts shouldn't even exist!! Stray Bullets was one of those series that ended very abruptly and left me, along with countless other readers, wondering for 8 long long long years if we would ever know the fate of these doomed, but lovable characters Lapham had injected into our brains, but FINALLY do we not only have the finale of the first series, but we have NEW Stray Bullets as well!! This is by far one of the best comics I have ever read, not to mention one of the greatest crime epics to ever be told in any medium. You are doing yourself a serious disservice if you pass on this black and white, gritty neo-noir masterpiece!!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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DEAD LETTERS #1

(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Chris Visions

WHY WE LOVE IT: Here at BOOM! Studios, crime is in our lood-from our comic-turned-feature film 2 GUNS to our critically acclaimed series HIT, we've always had a passion for all things noir. DEAD LETTERS is the next step in our exploration of the genre.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Creators Christopher Sebela (Ghost, High Crimes) and newcomer Chris Visions are two fresh voices that are about to take the industry by storm. Don't miss out on a wholly unique take on supernatural noir.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Sam Whistler wakes up in an unfamiliar motel room, dressed in hospital scrubs and his arms wrapped in bandages. He remembers nothing-not how he got here, not where here is...not even his own name. But the goons knocking down his door sure do, and it's going to take every single move in Sam's forgotten repertoire to outrun and outsmart the gang war he's just stumbled into.

RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!

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STRAY BULLETS TRIPLE SHOT!!!

STRAY BULLETS #41

(W/A) David Lapham

The long awaited conclusion to "HiJinks and Derring-Do" arrives with a thirty-two pages of cover-to-cover action and suspense. Virginia Applejack's return home has turned into a disaster of blackmail, tragedy, brutality, motherly love, dismemberment, kidnapping and now...murder. Watch it all come to a head as Virginia faces the unhinged Mike Hussy with Leon's life on the line. Will a missing finger, a pile of cocaine, and a basket of laundry be enough to stop eight rounds of white-hot lead? School's out forever...

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STRAY BULLETS: UBER ALLES ED TP

(W/A) David Lapham

A ONE-TIME PRINTING DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE! The original five story arcs of one of the all-time greatest crime comic series are collected in this GIANT 1,200 page volume. "The Innocence of Nihilism," "Somewhere Out West," "Other People," "Dark Days," and "HiJinks and Derring-Do" appear in their entirety. Collects STRAY BULLETS #1-41.

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STRAY BULLETS: THE KILLERS #1

(W/A) David Lapham

One of the most acclaimed crime series ever returns! When Gary Goldsmith and his young son Asa are involved in a deadly hit and run, their night goes from bad to worse when their grisly deed is witnessed by a disturbing stranger. Find out what thirty dollars, a dirty diaper, and a girl named Yummy will reveal about the true meaning of life in a little story we like to call "The Love Ride." Featuring the return of Spanish Scott!
This new arc of stories about life and love and all the things we do to kill them starts out in the best noir tradition, then turns the genre on its ear. Would you expect any less? If you've never read STRAY BULLETS before, jump in here. Hell, jump in anywhere. Every issue always presents a complete story that fits into a larger whole.

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I cannot explain to you the sheer shock, awe and excitement when I first heard that Image would be publishing not only the long long long awaited conclusion to David Lapham's noir masterpiece, but new issues as well which blew my freakin' my mind!! The impact that this intense series had upon my young 16 year old psyche was like a gunshot to my head, leaving me with the resounding echoes of its masterful depiction of the depravity and beauty that exists at the very bottom of humanity. This comic is a MUST have for anyone who has ever wondered what lay down that dark and dirty alley in the dark recesses of our minds or if you just wanna be shown how one man's ten year determination can result in a dream that has inspired so many others in their creative paths.

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: SLAYGROUND HC

(W/A) Darwyn Cooke

Darwyn Cooke's masterful and multi award-winning series of PARKER graphic novels continues with Slayground! Parker, whose getaway car crashes after a heist, manages to elude capture with his loot by breaking into an amusement park that is closed for the winter. But his presence does not go unnoticed-a pair of cops observed the job and its aftermath. But rather than pursue their suspect... they decide to go into business for themselves, with the help of some "business associates." From then on it's a game of cat and mouse, one played out through closed rides of the abandoned carnival... a game that slowly starts to favor the mouse.

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Once again, master illustrator, Darwyn Cooke invites you to spend the holidays with blue collar criminal, Parker as he attempts to outwit the local fuzz and their not so friendly associates after a heist goes wrong! I am constantly amazed by not only the quality of these books, but by the frequency at which Cooke produces them; a feat not to be taken lightly. The pictures flow like an elegant tango, the words and art melding together to create a an atmosphere of tension that hangs over you until the final page. This is a perfect holiday gift for even the grinchiest of grinches on your shopping list!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!

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STUMPTOWN HC VOL 02

(W) Greg Rucka  (A) Matthew Southworth

 From Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka and acclaimed artist Matthew Southworth comes a NEW Stumptown mystery! Dex Parios has finally opened her own office, and her first case is to find rock star Mim Bracca's baby - her prized guitar, which disappeared after her band Tailhook's Portland show. Mim has no leads, and she doesn't want to go to the police - but Dex needs the case, and besides, it shouldn't be that hard to find a missing guitar. As long as the D.E.A. doesn't get involved ... or the Skinheads ...

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RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!

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LAZARUS #2

(W) Greg Rucka (A) Michael Lark

 "FAMILY," Part Two
The Carlyle Family has been attacked by their enemies to the south, and Forever's father suspects a conspiracy amongst his children. To root it out, he sends Forever into the arms of the enemy, Family Morray
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recommended by erin.

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GHOSTED #1

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Goran Suduzka

 A HORROR/CRIME MASHUP THAT'S EQUAL PARTS OCEAN'S 11 AND THE SHINING.
Jackson T. Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live...except he's rotting in jail after his last, doomed score. But when a filthy rich collector breaks him out, he's tasked with putting together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: Steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors
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RECOMMENDED BY PERRY!! 

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SATELLITE SAM #1

(W) Matt Fraction (A) Howard Chaykin

 SEX o DEATH o LIVE TV!
NEW YORK CITY, 1951: The host of beloved daily television serial "Satellite Sam" turns up dead in a flophouse filled with dirty secrets. The police think it was death by natural causes but his son knows there was something more... if only he could sober up long enoguh to do something about it. This noir mystery shot through with sex and violence exposes the seedy underbelly of the golden age of television
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Normally when you get "sex and violence" in a solicit, one must assume it is being used just to help sell a book cuz they can't think of any better way to push it, but when you've got a name like Howard Chaykin involved, well, this sh*t just went to NC-17, baby. Get ready for the golden age of dirty secrets as Matt Fraction and Chaykin bring you the filthy, glitzy and glamorous underside of the American delusion! For fans of American Flagg, American Splendor, Casanova and Black Kiss!!

RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!

 

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MASKS & MOBSTERS HC

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Mike Henderson

When Mob enforcer Bobby Silver killed masked hero Doctor Daylight in cold blood, it sent shock waves through the Masked community. Now in the eyes of the heroes, the mob is their #1 enemy-and it's war!

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Visit our shipping next week section for a list of new and back in stock items arriving on Wednesday, June 26th! 

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LAZARUS #1

(W) Greg Rucka (A) Michael Lark

 "FAMILY," Part One
In a dystopian near-future government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and posession is 100% of the law. A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family's holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus. Shot dead defending the family home, Forever's day goes downhill from there....

EMPLOYEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 4/17!!

BLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT #3

(W/A)  Francesco Francavilla

Under the watchful gaze of the mysterious Labyrinto, Black Beetle fights for his life! Is this the doing of a man that Black Beetle thought was dead? Could a zombie mobster be commanding the foes of Colt City's dark avenger?! If he survives the night, the investigative insect will be left with questions to ponder as he takes his investigation . . . to the morgue!

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RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!


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GOON TP VOL 12

(W/A) Eric Powell

Zombie rockabillies, superheroes with hilarious gay abandon, and the tragicomedy of carny folk are just a few bizarre tales in this new Goon collection from Dark Horse Comics! See why Eric Powell has won the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication and Best Ongoing Series! This volume collects The Goon #38-#41.

Continually one of the most enjoyable and consistent books on the rack, Eric Powell is the undisputed master of alcohol fueled, zombie fighting gangster comics sprinkled full of loose women and knife to the eye jokes that will warm the heart of the even the most jaded curmudgeon. RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!

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TORPEDO TP VOL 02

(W) Enrique Sanchez Abuli  (A) Jordi Bernet

Enrique Sanchel Abuli and Jordi Bernet's masterpiece is a darkly humorous exploration of the criminal underbelly in 1930s New York City. Abuli's distinctive narrative builds the story over time and Bernet's Masterful renditions of the title character and the city he inhabits are stunningly cinematic.

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!

ZANADU RECOMMENDATIONS VIDEO FOR 2/6

Casey and Morgan attempt to dig their way out from under the monster pile of comics this week that threatened the very lives of our brave clerks!! We've got new Thrizzle from Michael Kupperman, Super-Hero awesomeness from Paul Grist, demons in hell from the ever amazing Mike Mignola, Dock Ock continuing his quest to bed Mary Jane, creator owned crime-noir from Diggle and Jock, sexy space adventuresses, cities built on the backs of whales and ponies for all you Bronies! Eclipsing all of this, though only slightly, is the sheer amount of METAL brought to you by Becky Cloonan, Andy Belanger and Karl Kerschl! In fact, it was so metal that Casey forgot to even mention the new team of Latour and Klein taking the reins on Winter Soldier which promises to be a superb spy thriller taking you to the darkest depths of the Marvel Universe!!

 

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Dia De Los Muertos #1

Mudman #6

Multiple Warheads #4

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #3

Snapshot #1

Superior Spider-Man #3

Winter Soldier #15

 

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ZANADU RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2/6/13

SNAPSHOT #1

(W) Andy Diggle  (A) JOCK

Jake Dobson is your typical nerd; works at the Near-Mint Rhino comic-book store in San Francisco. But when he finds a lost cell phone, he's horrified to discover it's full of snapshots of a murder victim. Suddenly he finds himself hunted by a vengeful hitman who wants his phone back... and Jake in a body bag! And then things start to get *really* complicated...
Don't miss the first ever creator-owned thriller from the team behind THE LOSERS and GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE!

recommended by erin.

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BLACK BEETLE #1

(W/A) Francesco Francavilla

Black Beetle's investigation of two local mob bosses is interrupted when a mysterious explosion murders them and a pub full of gangsters-taking out most of Colt City's organized crime in one fell swoop. Who could pull off such a coup, and what danger might that murderous bomber do to Colt City and Black Beetle?

RECOMMENDED BY MORGAN!

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FATALE #11

(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips

The first of four standalone FATALE FLASHBACK issues, and a perfect place for new readers to jump on board. Welcome to 1930s California, a hard place to be for a girl on the run. Witness Josephine's early days with the Femme Fatale curse, and see some of her elusive secrets revealed.

And remember each issue of FATALE contains extra content, articles and artwork that are not available anywhere but the printed single issues.

recommened by erin.