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Book Club – Monstress

Monstress Volume 1

Tuesday, August 27th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.

And if you like awards:

  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Writer
  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Painter/Multimedia Artist
  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Continuing Series
  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Publication for Teens
  • 2018 Eisner Award winner, Best Cover Artist
  • 2018 Harvey Award winner, Book of the Year
  • 2018 Hugo Award winner, Best Graphic Story
  • 2018 British Fantasy Award winner, Best Comic/Graphic Novel
  • 2018, 2016, 2015 Entertainment Weekly’s The Best Comic Books of the Year
  • 2018, Newsweek’s Best Comic Books of the Year
  • 2018, The Washington Post’s 10 Best Graphic Novels of the Year
  • 2018, Barnes & Noble’s Best Books of the Year
  • 2018, YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens
  • 2018, Thrillist’s Best Comics & Graphic Novels of the Year
  • 2018, Powell’s Best Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of the Year

YOW.

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Posted August 07, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club – Prism Stalker

Prism Stalker

Tuesday, July 30th

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Far from the border of colonized space, a newly discovered planet teems violently with strange psychic life and puzzling telekinetic ecology. Vep, a refugee raised away from her devastated home planet as an indentured citizen in a foreign colony, is taken by a private military firm to assist in settling the new planet. What awaits her will test the limits of her will as she grapples with the strange power the planet exerts over her…

If you like Sailor Moon and Cronenberg-esque sci-fi, you’ll love PRISM STALKER!
Collects PRISM STALKER #1-5

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Book club meets the last Tuesday of every month. Everyone is welcome!

Posted July 01, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 7/3/2019

Space Bandits #1

Space Bandits #1

Image Comics

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Matteo Scalera

MINISERIES PREMIERE! Thena Khole and Cody Blue are among the universe’s most wanted felons. Each the leader of their own criminal ops, they run heists across the galaxies-hopping from ship to ship to fleece everyone inside. But when both women are betrayed by their crews, the bandits only have one thing on their minds: REVENGE.

MATURE READERS

$3.99

Posted July 01, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 4/24/2019

Ascender #1

Ascender #1

Image Comics

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen

“THE HAUNTED GALAXY,” Part One

Powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN launch an all-new sequel series to DESCENDER with the launch of ASCENDER!

Set ten years after the conclusion of DESCENDER’s storyline, magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed… Mila, the daughter of Andy and Effie from DESCENDER, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But, like her parents, Mila doesn’t like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad’s shows up, nothing will ever be the same!

With all the scope and heart of the sci-fi classic DESCENDER, LEMIRE and NGUYEN reunite to take readers on an unforgettable fantasy quest!

$3.99

Posted April 22, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 3/13/2019

Assassination Nation #1

Assassination Nation #1

Image Comics/Skybound

(W) Kyle Starks (A/CA) Erica Henderson

SERIES PREMIERE! Hot off her breakout success at Marvel, two-time Eisner award winner ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead) teams up with KYLE STARKS (writer of sales beast Rick and Morty) for a hilarious twist on the hitman trope that will have readers laughing in the aisles over ASSASSIN NATION.

The World’s Former Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who’s trying to off him.

With the same laugh-until-you-cry spirit of action-comedies like Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, and Deadpool, ASSASSIN NATION is the bombastic, side-splitting murder-fest you’ve been waiting for.
MATURE READERS

$3.99

Posted March 11, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 2/20/2019

Sharkey the Bounty Hunter #1

Sharkey the Bounty Hunter #1

Image Comics

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Simone Bianchi

Set in a brilliant new sci-fi universe, Sharkey is a blue-collar bounty hunter who tracks criminals across the galaxy in his converted, rocket-powered ice-cream truck. Aided and abetted by his ten-year-old partner, he’s out for the biggest bounty of his career.

$3.99

Posted February 18, 2019 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 10/31/2018

Wytches Bad Egg Halloween Special

Wytches Bad Egg Halloween Special

Image Comics

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jock
“BAD EGG” Serving as both a stand-alone story in the WYTCHES world and a prequel to the highly anticipated WYTCHES, VOL. 2, “BAD EGG” tells the story of Seb and Jackson—two innocent teenagers reared on opposite sides of the eternal struggle between good and evil. Sebastian’s mother is a member of “The Irons,” the most ruthless Wytch hunters in history, while Jackson’s family are “High Horn” Wytches. Can these two boys find friendship amidst this age-old blood feud, or are their fates already sealed? Collecting the entire IMAGE+ magazine run and, for the first time, the 13-page, pulse-pounding conclusion plus extra materials, WYTCHES: BAD EGG reunites the Eisner-award winning duo of SCOTT SNYDER and JOCK in a horror-filled romp just in time for Halloween!

Mature Readers

$7.99

 

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Posted October 29, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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New Release Pick of the Week for 10/10/2018

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies HC

MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES HC (MR)

Image Comics

(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
Teenage Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. The tragic, artistic souls drawn to needles and pills have been an obsession since the death of her junkie mother ten years ago. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it appears to be, she’ll find another, more dangerous romance… and find out how easily drugs and murder go hand-in-hand.

MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES is a seductive coming-of-age story, a pop and drug culture-fueled tale of a young girl seeking darkness-and what she finds there. This gorgeous, must-have hardback is the first original graphic novel from ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS, the bestselling creators of CRIMINAL, KILL OR BE KILLED, THE FADE OUT, FATALE, and INCOGNITO.

$16.99

 

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Posted October 08, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Walking Dead Day 2018

Walking Dead Day 2018

Saturday, October 13

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Image/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to announce that October 13th will mark THE WALKING DEAD DAY – an exciting all-day, globally celebrated event commemorating the world’s favorite, long-running, survival comic created by Robert Kirkman (OBLIVION SONG, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA).

Image/Skybound Entertainment is thrilled to reveal the first of many collectable THE WALKING DEAD DAY items for fans to keep an eye out for – THE WALKING DEAD #1 15th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT – which boasts cover artwork by series artist, Charlie Adlard, for the first time, with colors by Dave Stewart.

THE WALKING DEAD #1 15th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT features a brand new cover by Adlard showcasing walkers invading comic book shops across the globe to celebrate THE WALKING DEAD DAY.

A selection of WALKING DEAD DAY participating local comic shops will become a part of the iconic story with their own special edition of this cover which will feature the store’s logo incorporated into the cover artwork. Fans should contact their local comic shop to inquire as to retailer participation in store exclusive version (WE ARE!) and to learn more about limited WALKING DEAD DAY promotional swag available.

THE WALKING DEAD #1 15TH ANNV VAR will be available on Saturday, October 13.

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Posted September 17, 2018 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1

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(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Juan Cabal

Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they’re a family, and they’ve earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place — and it’s only getting worse. The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead. And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned — harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars themselves. Someone has to guard the galaxy – but who will accept the mission? And will they survive it? Al Ewing (IMMORTAL HULK) and Juann Cabal (FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN) bring you in on the ground floor of a whole Marvel Universe of action and suspense!

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