Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ATOMIC BLONDE DOUBLE PASS GIVEAWAY


The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. 

A blistering blend of sleek action, gritty sexuality and dazzling style, Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, upcoming Deadpool 2). Also starring John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones, the film is based on the Oni Press graphic novel “The Coldest City,” by Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam Hart. Kurt Johnstad (300) wrote the screenplay.


Thanks to those mysteriously sly folks from Universal Pictures and ATOMIC BLONDE IN CINEMAS AUGUST 3RD, we are giving you the chance to win 1 of 5 Double In-Season Passes to see the film!

To go into the draw for your chance to win all you need to do is tell us,
"In a world of spies and espionage, I still trust _______ with my life...or at least enough to see ATOMIC BLONDE with" filling the blank with the tag of the person you feel fits the bill and you will be entered in the draw.

Terms and Conditions:
-Only entries made via the comments on the Facebook post will be included in the draw.
-All entries will go into the All Star Barrel and winners will be drawn at random.
-Entries close 6pm Monday the 31st of July and winners will be announced Tuesday the 1st and notified soon after as to how to collect their tickets.

A huge thanks again to Universal Pictures and ATOMIC BLONDE IN CINEMAS AUGUST 3RD

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Monday, July 24, 2017

ALL STAR RECOMMENDS FOR JULY 25TH


Ahoy Matey!

Reading this week's feature comic, Christophe Chabouté's Moby Dick made me want to dig out Chris Wright's 2012 debut, Blacklung as the two books feel so thematically simpatico. Beautifully written, Wright's comic charts the journey of an unfortunate scholar, kidnapped, placed aboard a pirate ship and forced to transcribe the rantings of its blasphemous Captain, a man attempting to commit as much violence as possible to ensure he meets his beloved in hell.

Yeah. Top that for a premise.

Like Moby Dick, Blacklung features a disturbed but charismatic ship's Captain hell-bent on achieving his mad goal. Many of the crew are as equally crazed as their leader, but from syphilis rather than obsessive quest, and again like Chabouté's interpretation of Moby Dick Wright's comic contains moments of absolute unrest.


Wright's blobby monster-men figures and intricate but messy cross-hatching go along way to building reader discomfort. There's really something not quite right about these leering, roughly drawn cartoon pirates and their mammoth, three-fingered fists. Anyway, Blacklung is as good as I remember it to be. Really worth your time if grim, existential, but brilliantly poetic pirate-horror sounds like something you need in your life. And honestly why wouldn't you? It's out of print I believe, but make Blacklung your own personal white whale to hunt, no matter how long it takes...




COMIC OF THE WEEK : MOBY DICK

By Christophe Chabouté
Published By Dark Horse


Herman Melville's enduring classic of American Literature has been adapted into comics numerous times over the decades, each with its own striking, visually lush moments.

There was this effort by Norman Nodel from a 1956 issue of Classics Illustrated:


There was this effort from a 1976 issue of Marvel Comics Classics by Alex Nino:



There was even this 1990 effort from an issue of Berkley/First Comics' Classic Illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz:



The influence of Melville's Moby-Dick even worked its way into Jeff Smith's all-ages gem, Bone:


That's quite an illustrative roster.

Yet, of all attempts to squeeze the epic 1851 novel into the comics medium, it's the latest effort that's far and away the most successful. French artist Christophe Chabouté succeeds where all those before him failed for two simple, blindingly obvious reasons: expansiveness and a brave willingness to allow image to stand in place of word.

Chabouté's adaptation is easily the most cinematic comic book translation of Melville yet, jettisoning the almost slavish devotion previous attempts had to cramming in as much of Melville's striking prose as possible in favour of striking black and white image. Granted, adapting a classic is surely never an easy thing, but Chabouté's characters have the page count to move and breathe on the page, unencumbered by captions filled with text boxing them into their panels. This is not to say that Chabouté abandons the source material's narration and dialogue entirely, the book is far from silent, but instead he picks his moments to showcase Melville's words.

Chabouté's distinctly visual approach to the source material is made clear from the book's very first sequence; Ishmael leaving land for the last time, approaching The Spouter Inn for his final night on solid ground. Ishmael not only walks across and out of panel but, once exited from the right of panel, seagulls enter from his departure point, heading to the safety of the land he's leaving. It's a brilliant, beautiful opening.


Chabouté's cannibalistic harpooner, Queequeg, is everything you'd want from a visual representation of the character - towering, grimly countenanced, but with that oddly noble streak shining through.  Queequeg's charisma is apparent, but perhaps most striking is the manner in which Chabouté renders the novel's nastiness, the grisliness of the whaling trade and those who plied it. The murder (there can be no other adjective) of the whales in this book is gruesome, violent and very dark, harpooners stabbing their prey with insane glee. Captain Ahab, wide-eyed and mad, is presented more as cult leader than Captain - the fixed space of his ship, The Pequod, his entire world and those treading upon it to sail into the unknowable fluidity of the ocean are bound to him in a manner almost supernatural.  Even when the crew doubts the cause, they are easily swayed back to Ahab's mad cause - to find and extinguish the white whale Moby-Dick, the representative of all that's unknowable, foreign, alien, other.


Then there is Chabouté's incredible attention to detail. The very business of surviving aboard a ship such as this needs no words in such expert artistic hands as, from knot tying to on-board metallurgy, its all here and it all looks strikingly authentic (at least to this land lubber). Representative of the author's entire approach to adapting the text, where Melville *told* his readers of every nook and cranny of The Pequod's space, Chabouté shows us, creating a beautifully-realised but disturbing "world" aboard the ship.

Honestly, I love Moby-Dick, it can be read as horror, as SF, as philosophy, as epic Literature, but I can't recall it ever being quite as thrilling as this particular take on it. The inevitable showdown between whale and Captain is stirring, epic stuff, towering over previous efforts, hamstrung by page count, to visually depict it in comics. Here, crew perish, shipwood splinters and harpoons fly in a brilliantly constructed confrontation between whale and man.

If you've never read Moby-Dick before and struggle to see the appeal in a massive book about a crazy old man chasing down a whale, I offer you this book by Christophe Chabouté. Similarly, devotees to the novel will appreciate the manner in which Chabouté somehow respectfully pares Melville's text down to the point of the blood-baptised harpoon Ahab creates to kill his enemy. This is Moby-Dick at its most bonkers, bleak and addicting, beautifully crafted by Chabouté in noir-ish black and white. There are literally too many artistic standout moments to mention, from the huge, such as the multi-page construction of Ahab's inevitable, self-destructive demise, to the little choices Chabouté makes, such as this beautiful use of lighting:


Honestly, I've said it before, but we're living in a Golden Age of comics. Two further works by Christophe Chabouté are set for release before the year's end. The award-winning Alone could well be out by the time this column drops and Park Bench is due in a few short months, both from publishers G13. If either of those two works come close to matching the author's brave, bold adaptation of one of the all-time classics of American Literature, we could well see all three sitting on Best-Of lists by the close of 2017. A remarkable effort.



WEBCOMIC OF THE WEEK : ALTERNATE ENDINGS TO MOBY DICK
By Wes Hotchkiss


I mean, really, why not more Moby Dick comics? From The Gentleman's Armchair comes this week's effort by site proprietor, Wes Hotchkiss. Hotchkiss clearly loves him some Tom Gauld, sharing not just a simplified, stripped back cartooning style obviously patterned after the author of Mooncop, but also Gauld's quirkiness. After the expansiveness of Chabouté's take on the novel, the brevity of Hotchkiss's four panels, each depicting an alternate ending to Melville's masterpiece, may be just the thing if you're feeling a little whaled-out.

http://thegentlemansarmchair.com/comic/moby-dick/


COMICS VIDEO OF THE WEEK : MOBY DICK AND THE MIGHTY MIGHTOR CLIP 2

In case you thought that the recent Hanna-Barbera/Warner Bros/DC mash-up comics were the most incongruous meetings of characters you can recall, I offer you this cartoon gem from 1967. Yep, Hanna-Barbera Studios, with comics legend Alex Toth at the design table, brought Moby-Dick in a library of characters that included The Herculoids and, Moby's show-mate, The Mighty Mightor. Here, Hanna-Barbera recognise Moby as the hero he rightly is, hanging out with a couple of underwater scuba-teens Tub and Tom and beating up more deep sea villains than Aquaman and Namor combined.
Surreal stuff.


See you in two weeks. Love your comics.


Cameron Ashley spends a lot of time writing comics and other things you'll likely never read. He's the chief editor and co-publisher of Crime Factory (www.thecrimefactory.com). You can reach him @cjamesashley on Twitter.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

New Comics For Wednesday 26th of July

 

Many thanks again to all our stall holders and everyone that made it along for last weekend's Back Issue and Toy Fair. A great day for sure and now you've got a couple more events to look forward too. 
This Sunday, the 30th from 5pm is the next ALL STAR WOMEN'S COMIC BOOK CLUB MEET UP for July. The Club is covering Terry Moore's Rachel Rising among other comic books catch ups and discussions.


A little further in the future, keep an eye out for details about another very special event with "The Animators" novel author, Kayla Rae Whitaker in early August!


So much happening and we still have this week's books to look forward too!

The team has just come out of actual Hell on Earth. Liz must now lead her team through the monster-infested ruins on a most important rescue mission, but will the new cults arising get in her way in BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #1.

Pairing a few times in the past, this is the first meeting of the current IDW Turtles and Stan Sakai's endearing bunny samurai, Usagi in the Sakai written and drawn, TMNT USAGI YOJIMBO.

Flash's infamous Rogue's have given up on Central City and looked elsewhere to pull their next big heist but have they ripped off the wrong people? Will they survive in FLASH TP VOL 03 ROGUES RELOADED (REBIRTH) without the help of the Flash himself?

Wanted to know what happened after the finale of LEGEND OF KORRA? A new quest begins as Korra and Asami's new bond leads them back to Republic city. Can they work together to stop the human vs spirit conflict in LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 01 TURF WARS PT 1.

Get your 80's fix with the first collected volume of MASK MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND TP VOL 01 MOBILIZE.

NOVA RESURRECTION TP kicks off by bringing Richard Rider back! But are two Nova helmets better than one and what exactly has Richard brought back with him?

Mal strikes an unlikely partnership to help rescue a missing friend in this brand new story from the world of Serenity in SERENITY HC VOL 05 NO POWER IN THE VERSE.

You better go go visit us early on Thursday or you are going to miss out on finding out the deeply personal stories of the Power Rangers first days in GO GO POWER RANGERS #1.

Come and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the green dragon with a mohawk this week and watch the ultra buff one take on the Dark Lord in a final battle in SAVAGE DRAGON #225 25TH ANNIVERSARY.

From the world of Archie comes a brand new series in classic Archie style and storytelling with a sprinkle of modern fashion, be sure to take a look at ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1.

Have you already picked up one this year's best, most exciting titles in Beautiful Canvas from Ryan K Lindsay? We still have copies of issue #1 that you are going to want on pick up. Seriously just read what is happening in #2. As a mind reader stumbles through Alex's piles of messy issues, the city begins to burn and Lon wonders if she really should kill that small child. BEAUTIFUL CANVAS #2. Mind explode!

The Black Sinister patrols the streets, handing out his own kind of justice as a town lives in fear. A new comic from the creator of Renato Jones, artist of Lobster Johnson and director of the upcoming Don't be afraid of the dark this the original BLACK SINISTER HC.

Becky Cloonan's award winning trilogy Wolves, The Mire and Demeter is finally been put back in print in this new collected format. Including a sketch and illustration section, this book should not be missed. It's BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE TP.

Fall head first into the dark land of the Skeksis in this whimsical new adventure from the world of Jim Henson. A tiny bird tries to find it's feet after being stuck in the Skeksis net with JIM HENSON THE DARK CRYSTAL TALES HC.

Listen along while you read with a brand new soundtrack by Dan Auerbach from the Black keys and Robert Finley. Murder Ballad's tells the story of a man fleeing a record label career and failing marriage, only to discover a couple of new musicians that might be able to pull him out of the darkness in MURDER BALLADS TP.

From the one, the only Jonathan Coulton and superstar team of Matt Fraction and Albert Monteys comes a concept album in the form of a comic book from Image, SOLID STATE TP.

The ultimate book for Steven Universe fans bursting with concept art, sketches, storyboards and so much more in the STEVEN UNIVERSE ART & ORIGINS HC.

Finally the iconic Adam Hughes statue can be yours with the beautiful re-release of the DC DESIGNER SER WONDER WOMAN BY ADAM HUGHES STATUE

Want to get ahead of the game and find out what comic surprises to look forward in the coming months? Maybe check out the comic book ordering catalog PREVIEWS #347 AUGUST 2017, which also means we'll soon have our next Preview Highlights Album up on Facebook!

Great list, great books. See something you gotta get us to stash, just let us know before close of business Tuesday and we'll make it happen. Until we see you next, have a fantastic week!


MARVEL
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #5
BLACK PANTHER #16
CABLE #3
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #24 SE
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #19 SE
DEADPOOL #34 SE
EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #3 (OF 5)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TELLTALE SERIES #1 (OF 5)
GWENPOOL #18
I AM GROOT #3
ICEMAN #3
INFAMOUS IRON MAN #10
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #7 SE
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #21
OCCUPY AVENGERS #9 SE
PUNISHER #14
SECRET EMPIRE #7 (OF 10)
SPIDER-GWEN #22
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #10
THANOS #9
WEAPON X #6 WMD
X-MEN BLUE #8 SE

DC COMICS
ACTION COMICS #984
ALL STAR BATMAN #12
BATGIRL #13
BATMAN BEYOND #10
BATMAN THE SHADOW #4 (OF 6)
BLUE BEETLE #11
DETECTIVE COMICS #961
DOOM PATROL #7
FLASH #27
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #25
HELLBLAZER #12
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #7 (OF 12)
LOONEY TUNES #238
MOTHER PANIC #9
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #28
SUICIDE SQUAD #22
TEEN TITANS #10
WONDER WOMAN #27

BOOM
ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #13
GO GO POWER RANGERS #1
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #5 (OF 12)
LUMBERJANES #40
WWE #7

DARK HORSE
BANKSHOT #2
BLACK HAMMER #11
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #1
CONAN THE SLAYER #11
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE OUTER DARK #3
MASS EFFECT DISCOVERY #3
REBELS THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES #5 (OF 8)

DYNAMITE
NANCY DREW HARDY BOYS #5
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HERO KILLERS #3

IDW
24 LEGACY RULES OF ENGAGEMENT #3 (OF 5)
BACK TO THE FUTURE BIFF TO THE FUTURE #6 (OF 6)
GHOSTBUSTERS 101 #5 (OF 6)
MY LITTLE PONY MOVIE PREQUEL #2
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #10
TMNT ONGOING #72
TMNT USAGI YOJIMBO
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #8

IMAGE
BLOODSTRIKE #1
CANNIBAL #7
CROSSWIND #2
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #29
PAKLIS #3
PLASTIC #4 (OF 5)
REDNECK #4
SAGA #45
SAVAGE DRAGON #225 25TH ANNIVERSARY
SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #2 (OF 5)
SHUTTER #30
SONS OF THE DEVIL #14
SPAWN #276
UNDERWINTER #5
WAYWARD #22

ONI
DAMNED #3
RICK & MORTY #28

VALIANT
FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 (OF 4)
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #5

MISC
ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1
ARCHIE 75TH ANNIV DIGEST #12
BEAUTIFUL CANVAS #2
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #255
BLACK #6 (OF 6)
DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST SUMMER SPECIAL #1
MILLENNIUM GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO #2
NAMWOLF #4
NO WORLD #4
NORMALS #3
ROUGH RIDERS RIDERS ON THE STORM #5
TEKKEN #3 (OF 4)

MAGAZINES
IMAGE PLUS #16 (WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN PT 16)
MARVEL PREVIEWS VOL 04 #1 AUGUST 2017
PREVIEWS #347 AUGUST 2017

TRADES
APAMA UNDISCOVERED ANIMAL TP VOL 02
AQUAMAN KINGDOM LOST TP
ATOMIC ROBO PRESENTS REAL SCIENCE ADVENTURES TP VO
AVENGERS EPIC COLLECTION OPERATION GALACTIC STORM
BATMAN SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN TRINITY TP NEW EDITIO
BLACK ROAD TP VOL 02 A PAGAN DEATH
BLACK SINISTER HC
BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE TP
DISNEY ROSA DUCK LIBRARY HC VOL 07 TREASURE 10 AVA
DOCTOR WHO 11TH SAPLING HC VOL 01 GROWTH
DOCTOR WHO TP EMPEROR OF DALEKS
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN TP VOL 04 IVX
FLASH REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01
FLASH TP VOL 03 ROGUES RELOADED (REBIRTH)
FLASH TP VOL 09 FULL STOP
FROSTBITE TP
GREAT DIVIDE TP
HARVEY PEKAR CLEVELAND HC
HOOKJAW TP
HOW TO WIN AT LIFE BY CHEATING AT EVERYTHING TP
JIM HENSON THE DARK CRYSTAL TALES HC
LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 01 TURF WARS PT 1
LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 05 FOUR SWORDS
LIFE AFTER TP VOL 04
MASK MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND TP VOL 01 MOBIL
MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 02 LORDS OF MIDGARD
MURDER BALLADS TP
NIGHTWING TP VOL 06 TO SERVE AND PROTECT
NOT SO SECRET SOCIETY ORIGINAL GN
NOVA RESURRECTION TP
POKEMON OMEGA RUBY ALPHA SAPPHIRE GN VOL 04
POKEMON XY GN VOL 11
QUEEN EMERALDAS HC GN VOL 02 (OF 2)
RUNAWAYS TP VOL 05 ESCAPE TO NEW YORK NEW PTG
SERENITY HC VOL 05 NO POWER IN THE VERSE
SLAPSTICK THATS NOT FUNNY TP
SOLID STATE TP
SPIDER-MAN COMPLETE CLONE SAGA EPIC TP VOL 05 NEW
STAR WARS JEDI ACADEMY YR HC VOL 05 FORCE OVERSLEE
STEVEN UNIVERSE ART & ORIGINS HC
STREET ANGEL GANG HC
SUPERMAN SAVAGE DAWN TP
UNCANNY AVENGERS UNITY TP VOL 04 RED SKULL
UNCANNY X-MEN SUPERIOR TP VOL 04 IVX
USAGI YOJIMBO SAGA LEGENDS TP
WARLORDS OF APPALACHIA TP
WASTELAND COMPENDIUM VOL 01 (OF 2)

MERCH
DC DESIGNER SER WONDER WOMAN BY ADAM HUGHES STATUE
MARVEL NOW AGENT VENOM ARTFX+ STATUE

BACK IN STOCK

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY


In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.  After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.  As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.


To celebrate the release of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES IN CINEMAS JULY 27, we are giving you the chance to win 1 of 5 WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Prize Packs containing 
-Compass keychain 
-Sticker pack 
-Notebook 
-Waterbottle
-Double in-season pass to see the film

To go into the draw for your chance to win all you need to do is tell us,
"Despite their stinking paws, I'd still happily see WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES with ________."  filling the blank with the tag of the person you would enjoy watching the end of civilisation with and you will be entered in the draw.


Terms and Conditions:
-Only entries made via the comments on the Facebook post will be included in the draw.
-All entries will go into the All Star Barrel and winners will be drawn at random.
-Entries close 6pm Monday the 24th of July and winners will be announced Tuesday the 25th and notified soon after as to how to collect their prize packs.

A huge thanks again to WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES IN CINEMAS JULY 27

For more information head to: http://www.warfortheplanet.com.au/

Sunday, July 16, 2017

New Comics For Wednesday 19th of July

  

A tiny bit of housekeeping before we look at this week's books.
This SATURDAY the 22ND JULY,  11AM-5PM, the ALL STAR COMICS BACK ISSUE AND TOY FAIR is on again!
A line up of new and old independent back issue and toy sellers on Level 1 and our selection of thousands of  $2 back issues on Ground, it's time to get your "wants" lists up to date because there will be a huge number of treasures to look over on the day!
Make sure to check the event page and let us you are planning on attending and hopefully catch you there.

Now...NEW COMICS!


An ancient evil is threatening the world's most powerful minds and only the X-men can save them. Charles Soule is joined by artist Jim Cheung to bring you ASTONISHING X-MEN #1, the new X-book with a different superstar artist each issue.  

The Allred family team up again to bring us a kooky, time hopping adventure of our favourite quirky heroes in BATMAN 66 MEETS THE LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1.

Life's tough enough and it only get tougher when you develop unwanted super powers. Skins meets Unbreakable in this mind-bending new series by Ales Kot GENERATION GONE #1.

Lumberjanes creator Grace Ellis and newcomer Shae Beagle weave a fantastical tale of monsters, romance, and magical hijinks in MOONSTRUCK #1 as fantasy creatures blend in with everyday life, with their own set of unique problems.

The animated worlds of the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Batman: The Animated Series collide in BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES TP. Follow Batman and the Turtles as they hunt down Arkham escapees throughout New York City in this action packed adventure.

Meanwhile in Gotham we have another team-up between the TMNT's and Batman in BATMAN TMNT TP VOL 01. Join these two groups as they fight the Foot Clan and try to discover the reason for this universe jumping adventure.

BLACK EYED PEAS PRESENTS MASTERS SUN ZOMBIES CHRONICLES HC wait, did I read that right? Black Eyed Peas presents... yep that's right. Will.i.am debuts as a comic scribe with this Hip-Hop infused futuristic B-Boy Zombie Thriller! Where is the love?!

Boone Dias is a scientist, hes always believed in the facts, but when a chance discovery leads him beyond the veil to a land governed by magic he must face the fact that science doesn't always hold all the answers. Will it break his beliefs and will his adventuring catch up with him in this new realm in Matt Kindt's, ETHER TP VOL 01 DEATH OF THE LAST GOLDEN BLAZE.

It's a new semester for the Detective Club, as Olive must face her destiny in GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER TP VOL 01.

Prepare for the MIGHTY return of the League of Realms as they square off against Malekith and his team of miscreants. Meanwhile Thor battles against the Shi'ar god pantheon Empire in MIGHTY THOR PREM HC VOL 03 ASGARD SHIAR WAR.

Ms. Marvel is starting the next chapter in her life. Unfortunately for her a member of her World of Battlecraft guild starts revealing a disturbing number of details about her. Kamala is ready to kick some 8-bit butt in MS MARVEL TP VOL 07 DAMAGE PER SECOND.

Hellcat seems to be plagued by continual bad luck in PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT TP VOL 03 CARELESS WHISKERS. Whether she's taking some sick days or having a trip to the mall there always seems to be villains to stop fun times for your pal, Patsy.

The Punisher's mission continues as he fights to bring down a super-powered drug ring, leading all the way to an arctic showdown, where revenge will be served cold. Have a cool time with a cold killer pick up PUNISHER TP VOL 02 END OF THE LINE

Did you enjoy the gritty small town drama of Southern Bastards? Well Jason Aaron's debut series from Vertigo gets a bigger collection in SCALPED TP BOOK 01. A gritty native american drama of dark secrets and revenge.

Do you enjoy The Avengers but feel like it needs more red white and blue American patriotism? US AVENGERS TP VOL 01 AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE MECHANICS contains the most patriotic super-group protecting America from all unpatriotic forces in 'MERICA.

Learn all about the iconic 50's pin up model's life in the comic book version of her diary in BETTIE PAGE #1.

Join everyone's favourite, flying, fire breathing and goblin slaying Korgi in 7 mini adventures in this magical one shot, KORGI SHORT TALES.

Decepticon, Starscream has made a deadly deal causing Rom and the Transformers to go head to head with sole survivor of a doomed space probe- Stardive in ROM VS TRANSFORMERS SHINING ARMOR #1.

Kayla is being forced to move back to her hometown. Lame! Now she has to deal with strained friendships and internet fame affecting her school life. A new buddy hero book in the vein of Power Man and Iron Fist, CATALYST PRIME SUPERB #1 will definitely be worth checking out.

Find out what happens behind the play curtain when the stage crew welcomes a new member named Jory. Hint: It's friendship. BACKSTAGERS TP VOL 01.

The Mckay family finally reunites in their home dimension after years of crazy adventures in the Eververse in Remender's dimension hopping adventure series, BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 06.

Time to catch up on Blade before you see the movie at the Melbourne International Film Festival with 650 epic pages of samurai battles, BLADE OF IMMORTAL OMNIBUS TP VOL 03.

Twin brothers Jeremy and Justin accidentally bring their favourite video game to life after winning a cereal box charm. Now these brothers must use their differences to beat the big boss in the all ages, COSMIC COMMANDOS GN VOL 01.

A dark manga filled with lovecraftian stories about graverobbing and underwater temples with
HP LOVECRAFT HOUND & STORIES TP TANABE.

Hazel wanted to leave her former detective life in the past. But when the Southern Cross disappears some new friends help her load her blaster one last time in Becky Cloonan's, SOUTHERN CROSS TP VOL 02 ROMULUS.

Just in time for the upcoming Luc Besson movie. It's time to binge read  this classic 60's sci fi epic, VALERIAN COMPLETE COLLECTION HC VOL 02 and HC VOL 03.

For fans of Rick and Morty and brand new board game lands in store this week. Join the dynamic duo as you design a themepark inside the body of a teenager with the RICK AND MORTY ANATOMY PARK BOARD GAME.

Perhaps the most detailed Donatello figure to date. Interchangeable heads and hands with a bo staff, grappling hook, Utrom blaster and even a little pre mutation mini Donatello. Cowabunga, It's the 
TMNT DONATELLO 1/6 SCALE COLLECTIBLE FIGURE from Mondo.

Time to clear some space on your action figure shelf to fit in this classic look, BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES BATGIRL AF (GRAYSUIT).

Another week of winners ahead of our big weekend event. If there was anything else you spotted that you are keen to get put aside, just let us know before close of business on Tuesday and we'll get it sorted.
Until we see you next, have an awesome week!


MARVEL
ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #6
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #9
AMERICA #5
ASTONISHING X-MEN #1
DAREDEVIL #24
DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #2
DOCTOR STRANGE #23 SE
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #9
LUKE CAGE #3
MARVELS THOR RAGNAROK PRELUDE #2 (OF 4)
MIGHTY THOR #21
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #4
MS MARVEL #20
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #2
ROYALS #5
SECRET EMPIRE #6 (OF 10)
SECRET EMPIRE BRAVE NEW WORLD #4 (OF 5) SE
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #25
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #5 (OF 5)
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #17
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #21 WMD
ULTIMATES 2 #9
US AVENGERS #8 SE
X-MEN GOLD #8 SE

DC COMICS
AQUAMAN #26
BATMAN #27
BATMAN 66 MEETS THE LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1
BATWOMAN #5
CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #10
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #31
GREEN ARROW #27
GREEN LANTERNS #27
HARLEY QUINN #24
INJUSTICE 2 #6
JUSTICE LEAGUE #25
NIGHTWING #25
SUPER SONS #6
SUPERMAN #27
TRINITY #11
WILD STORM #6

BOOM
BILL & TED SAVE THE UNIVERSE #2
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #17
OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING #15
SISTERS OF SORROW #1
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #5
VICTOR LAVALLE DESTROYER #3 (OF 6)

DARK HORSE
ALIENS DEAD ORBIT #3
ANGEL SEASON 11 #7
BTVS SEASON 11 #9
DEPT H #16
SHAOLIN COWBOY WHOLL STOP THE REIGN #4

DYNAMITE
ANIMAL JAM #2
BETTIE PAGE #1
CHARMED #5 (OF 5)
JAMES BOND KILL CHAIN #1 (OF 6)
MAGNUS #2

IDW
BACK TO THE FUTURE #21
CLUE #2
DARKNESS VISIBLE #6
DIABLO HOUSE #1
DUCKTALES #0
KORGI SHORT TALES
MASK MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND #8
ROM VS TRANSFORMERS SHINING ARMOR #1
TIME & VINE #1
TMNT AMAZING ADVENTURES ROBOTANIMALS #2 (OF 3)
TMNT UNIVERSE #12
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #739
X-FILES (2016) #16

IMAGE
BITCH PLANET TRIPLE FEATURE #2
CURSE WORDS #6
DESCENDER #22
GENERATION GONE #1
GRRL SCOUTS MAGIC SOCKS #3
I HATE FAIRYLAND #14
INVINCIBLE #138
KILL THE MINOTAUR #2
LAZARUS X PLUS 66 #1 (OF 6)
MOONSTRUCK #1
ROYAL CITY #5
WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD #2 (OF 4)

ONI
HEARTTHROB SEASON 2 #2
INVADER ZIM #21

VALIANT
BRITANNIA WE WHO #4 (OF 4)
RAPTURE #3
SECRET WEAPONS #2 (OF 4)

MISC
ARCHIE #22
BLOOD BOWL MORE GUTS MORE GLORY #2 (OF 4)
BUBBLEGUN VOL 2 #3
CATALYST PRIME SUPERB #1
DISNEY FROZEN #8
FOREVER WAR #6 (OF 6)
HEROINES #3
INSEXTS #12
JIMMYS BASTARDS #2
MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES LADYBUG CAT NOIR #1
NORMANDY GOLD #2
PENNY DREADFUL #4
PESTILENCE #3
SIMPSONS COMICS #240
SPENCER AND LOCKE #4 (OF 4)

TRADES
ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 10 OOORIENT EXPRESS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 06 WORLDWIDE
AMELIA COLE OMNIBUS TP
AMERIKARATE TP VOL 01
ART OF BLADE THE IMMORTAL HC
ASSASSINS CREED AWAKENING TP VOL 01
A-Z MARVEL MONSTERS HC
BACKSTAGERS TP VOL 01
BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES TP
BATMAN TMNT TP VOL 01
BEDTIME FOR BATMAN YR BOARD BOOK
BLACK EYED PEAS PRESENTS MASTERS SUN ZOMBIES CHRON
BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 06
BLADE OF IMMORTAL OMNIBUS TP VOL 03
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE AVENGERS COMP COLL TP
COMPLETE DOC UNKNOWN HC
COSMIC COMMANDOS GN VOL 01
DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 04 IDENTITY
DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 18 DEADPOOL VS MARVEL
ELSEWORLDS JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 02
ETHER TP VOL 01 DEATH OF THE LAST GOLDEN BLAZE
FLASH UNWRAPPED BY FRANCIS MANAPUL HC
GENERATION ZERO TP VOL 02 HEROSCAPE
GI JOE (2016) TP VOL 01
GIL JORDAN TEN THOUSAND YEARS HELL HC
GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER TP VOL 01
HORIZON TP VOL 02 REMNANT
HP LOVECRAFT HOUND & STORIES TP TANABE
JASON SHIGA DEMON SC GN VOL 03
KILL ALL MONSTERS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01
LINT BOY GN
MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO TP
MIGHTY THOR PREM HC VOL 03 ASGARD SHIAR WAR
MS MARVEL TP VOL 07 DAMAGE PER SECOND
NINJAK TP VOL 06 THE SEVEN BLADES OF MASTER DARQUE
OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 47 BATMAN STERANKO C
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT TP VOL 03 CARELESS WHISKE
PETALS HC (KINGPIN)
PLUM CRAZY TALES OF TIGER STRIPED CAT GN VOL 01
PRINCESS JELLYFISH GN VOL 05
PUNISHER TP VOL 02 END OF THE LINE
REGULAR SHOW ORIGINAL GN VOL 04 WRASSLESPLOSION
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 05
RINGSIDE TP VOL 02 WORK
RIVERS OF LONDON TP VOL 03 BLACK MOULD
ROAD TO RIVERDALE TP VOL 03
ROBIN TP VOL 04 TURNING POINT
SANCTUM GENESIS HC
SCALPED TP BOOK 01
SOMBRA TP
SOUTHERN CROSS TP VOL 02 ROMULUS
SPREAD TP VOL 04
SUPERGIRL THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 01
TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE TP VOL 02
US AVENGERS TP VOL 01 AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE MECHAN
VALERIAN COMPLETE COLLECTION HC VOL 02
VALERIAN COMPLETE COLLECTION HC VOL 03
WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE HC VOL 03 CROWN GENGHIS

MERCH
BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES BATGIRL AF (GRAYSUIT)
RICK AND MORTY ANATOMY PARK BOARD GAME
TMNT DONATELLO 1/6 SCALE COLLECTIBLE FIGURE

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