From the worst tropical vacation ever with a gang of new allies to everybody in New York City turned into mindless killing machines, the Bloodshot Reborn Deluxe Hardcover Volume 2 is non-stop, wall-to-wall action as only Valiant delivers.
(W) Peter Milligan (A/CA) Tess Fowler
Kafka meets King Lear by way of Young Frankenstein in KID LOBOTOMY, a dark, demented, monthly satire that follows a dysfunctional family of hoteliers. Will sibling rivalry, seduction, and shapeshifting eventually lead to sanity or salvation?
Big Daddy is a rich hotelier who, in a cracked echo of King Lear, appoints his youngest descendant to manage The Suites, a peculiar hotel located behind the Black Crown Pub. Affectionately known as Kid, his good looks and swagger can’t hide a rough childhood of strange therapies and brain operations that have awakened inner demons and psychodramas. This of course makes him eminently qualified to perform lobotomies. A failed rockstar/successful madman gets one last change to prove his worth-and regain his sanity-by turning the hotel that was once his childhood sanctuary into a lucrative business, despite a host of obstacles-including his own sister-who would love nothing more than to see him fail miserably.
Kid Lobotomy is co-created/written by Peter Milligan (Shade, the Changing Man, Brittania, Hellblazer) and illustrated by Tess Fowler (Rat Queens) with “A” covers by Fowler, a “B” cover by Frank Quitely, and a retailer incentive cover by comics superstar Frank Quitely (Jupiter’s Legacy, We3)
Grab your cockroach! Black Crown debuts here!
Special 23 pages of story in the first issue!
Letter columns, creator interviews, process pages & more!
(W) Ray Fawkes (A) Inaki Miranda (CA) Guillem March
After a failed mission to raid a tomb in the Israeli Desert, war veteran Rory Harper is plagued by the death of his partners. As Rory battles his guilt back in Gotham City, he discovers that what was in that tomb has followed him home, and it’s about to change his life. But as Rory begins his journey, an evil is invading Gotham City, and it wants what he’s discovered. A hero is born in this visionary reimagining of the Ragman mythos by writer Ray Fawkes and artist Inaki Miranda!
Magic! Monsters! Mayhem! Rapture is an otherwordly action adventure into the dark dimension known as the Deadside, featuring Valiant’s resident superspy Ninjak, punk rock voodoo priestess Punk Mambo, mystic child from the future Tama the Geomancer, and a returning Shadowman teaming up to stop an ancient evil from destroying all of reality. Plus, how cool is that cover???
In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.
He’s been called a maniac, a killer and the “Clown Prince of Crime” but “white knight”? Never. Until now…
Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as “Jack,” sets about trying to right his wrongs. First he plans to reconcile with Harley Quinn, and then he’ll try to save the city from the one person who he thinks is truly Gotham City’s greatest villain: Batman!
Superstar writer and artist Sean Murphy (PUNK ROCK JESUS, THE WAKE) presents a seven-issue miniseries of a twisted Gotham City with a massive cast of heroes and villains that, at its heart, is a tragic story of a hero and a villain: Batman and The Joker. But which is the hero-and which the villain?
Most excite for! All of it! Seriously this week is a mwah stellar selection. But if I have to pick one it’s MFK by Nilah Magruder. I adored this from its first webcomic update and now you have no excuse! Read it!
I’m a huge WWE fan, and I’m so glad we’re finally getting some great wrestling comics. BOOM! Studios’ WWE series combines the heightened reality of pro wrestling storylines with real-life events to make something incredibly fun.
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Esad Ribic & Various ( CA) Joe Quesada
EVERYTHING STARTS HERE!
It begins at the dawn of the human race, and ends with a child’s prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are revealed, quests are undertaken and legends are forged! All leading up to the dramatic return you’ve been waiting for – and one you’ve been dreading!
Jason Aaron (MIGHTY THOR) and Esad Ribic (SECRET WARS) usher in a new dawn – one whose rays will touch every corner of the Marvel Universe in the days to come!
MARVEL LEGACY: It’s everything you’ve been longing for – and more!
It’s a really cool multiverse-hopping book; you’re starting to see more teamwork between the super sons but they’re still not ready to admit they’re friends. I really dig this series, it’s just a lot more fun than anything else.
SO EXCITED for this. Bloodshot Reborn is easily one of the best titles Valiant has done, and I’m incredibly thrilled to see what’s next for their unstoppable super soldier, especially now that he has a family.
Planetary has been hailed as a timeless story that turned modern superhero conventions on their heads. These Archeologists of the Unknown delve into secret places most beings fear to tread. Covering: Planetary #1-6 (Warren Ellis[...]
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Welcome to the weekly Austin Books & Comics Employee Recommendations! Here you'll find a roundup of our top picks for this week. Also be sure to check out our weekly recommendations video featuring SuperTy and ComicBookBrando! Follow us and the employees on Twitter for more New Comic Book Day (#NCBD) recommendations every Wednesday! What's on your pull list this week? … [ 85 more words ]
SAVINGS SATURDAY November 25th, 2017 (the day after Black Friday) 10 AM - 7 PM The last few $5 sales have been lame, BOO! We tried dragging out the same tired stuff leftover from the previous sales and it just wasn't worth it. So boring, and we decided to take some time off. But... now we've recharged our batteries and stocked up on specially available march that is totally worth your time (and $5). [ 124 more words ]
VAMPIRE TALES TP VOL 1 MARVEL COMICS Gerry Conway & Various (A) Mannie Banks & Various (CA) Pablo Marcos Morbius the Living Vampire and Satana the Devil's Daughter - the reluctant revenant and the sinister succubus, two of Marvel's most preternatural protagonists - up against demons, cults and mortals even more monstrous than themselves! Black-and-white horror tales from the 1970s horror boom and some of the genre's greatest talents, collected for the first time! [ 43 more words ]
KID LOBOTOMY #1 (MR) IDW PUBLISHING Peter Milligan (A/CA) Tess Fowler Kafka meets King Lear by way of Young Frankenstein in KID LOBOTOMY, a dark, demented, monthly satire that follows a dysfunctional family of hoteliers. Will sibling rivalry, seduction, and shapeshifting eventually lead to sanity or salvation? Big Daddy is a rich hotelier who, in a cracked echo of King Lear, appoints his youngest descendant to manage The Suites, a peculiar hotel located behind the Black Crown Pub. [ 160 more words ]
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Various (CA) Stuart Immonen
The Avengers are on the run! The villainous Norman Osborn was the unlikely hero of Earth’s victory over the alien Skrulls in the Secret Invasion, and he has used his newfound political cache to set himself up as the head of H.A.M.M.E.R., the new national peacekeeping force. Driven underground by the Superhuman Registration Act, the Avengers must battle Osborn behind the scenes. Osborn has anointed the Hood as the new kingpin of crime, and the Avengers must take on a gauntlet of the Hood’s cronies – including the Mandrill, the Griffin and the Purple Man. All the while, Osborn’s mania increases as he leads H.A.M.M.E.R., the U.S. military, and his own Dark Avengers in an invasion and siege of the fabled city of Asgard. Collecting NEW AVENGERS #61-64, NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #3, THE LIST – AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS FINALE.
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