The Garbage Pail Kids are coming to IDW!

Who didn’t collect these cards? Well, now we’re going to have a comic to enjoy and share with the next generation. Check out the news from IDW.

Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids, the 1980s sensation, will have readers squirming with delight this winter as the obscene adolescents star in a brand-new comic-book series from IDW Publishing. With the likes of Adam Bomb, Leaky Lindsay, and New Wave Dave populating the Garbage Pail Kids universe, the delightfully deformed and often downright disgusting Kids are set to make their mark on the world of comics, just in time for their 30th Anniversary in 2015!

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“As a child of the Eighties, I was at ground zero for the Garbage Pail Kids phenomenon,” series editor Denton J. Tipton said. “The profoundly irreverent stickers spoke directly to the rascal inside each and every one of my classmates, and helped us drive our teachers to the brink of insanity. I couldn’t be more happy to be working with some of the giants of alternative comics to push the buttons of an entirely new generation of educators, many of which likely remember when the poo-covered sneaker was on the other foot.”

Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman and a group of avant garde humorists including Mark Newgarden, John Pound, Tom Bunk and others, the Garbage Pail Kids debuted in 1985 from Topps, as the furor for trading cards was at an all-time high.  Like MAD Magazine and Topps’ own Wacky Packages before it, Garbage Pail Kids succeeded as a tongue-in-cheek send-up of pop culture, depicting quite the opposite of the “cute” approach to all-ages entertainment of the day.

“Having grown up with GPK and sharing my name with the flagship character, I can say it’s no small honor to help shepherd the Garbage Pail Kids into their first ever comic book,” said Topps’ Adam Levine, Head of Outbound Licensing. “It’s going to be a real treat to see our friends at IDW flesh out the world of the Garbage Pail Kids so that after 30 years we can finally find out who all of these weird little guys are.”

Hate cartoonist Peter Bagge, who provided the initial image of all-new character Comic-Con Ron, will be a part of the new series, planned as an anthology of loosely connected stories by a variety of talented creators from around the industry, including some of Topps’ official “GPK” artists.  Be sure to stay tuned to facebook.com/idwpublishing and the Official Garbage Pail Kids Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GarbagePailKids) for a full creative-team announcement and additional information in the coming months!

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IDW has Edward Scissorhands stories for us!

This is pretty awesome news out of IDW. All new Edward Scissorhands stories? My inner goth teen is weeping with joy. Sign me up!

From IDW:

Just in time for Halloween, IDW Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are proud to announce the first in a number of new projects together, with the first ever Edward Scissorhands comic book series. The long overdue all-new adventures begin in October, with New York Times best-selling author Kate Leth (Adventure Time) on writing duties and Drew Rausch (Haunted Mansion) lending his delightfully spooky style to the interior art. Rounding out the creative team will be acclaimed Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodriguez, who will provide a stunning and suitably creepy cover for the debut issue.
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Edward Scissorhands is one of those dream projects that only pop up once in a lifetime, so any new story set in its universe demands to be treated with love and reverence,” said IDW Editor Sarah Gaydos. “We’ve found a team in Drew and Kate, along with a crew of top cover artists who are not only exceptionally worthy of the task, but are bringing something completely fresh and relevant to the table.”

The 1990 cult-classic film from auteur Tim Burton, Edward Scissorhands ends with the heroine of the story, an aged Kim being asked by her granddaughter, “How do you know he’s still alive?” to which she answers, “I don’t know. Not for sure. But I believe he is.” In the comic book event of fall 2014, IDW Publishing revisits this modern classic two decades after the end of film to finally answer that question.

“I’m overwhelmed with excitement to be writing Edward Scissorhands. As a former (and lifelong) teen goth, few things are as close to my heart as Tim Burton’s cult classics,” said series writer Kath Leth. “We’re taking the story forward in time and telling a bit of a girl detective story—one of my favourite genres—a bit closer to modern times but still with that eerie, anachronistic touch. It’s a bit creepy, a bit scary, but always full of wonder. Drew and I have so much love for the film, and we like to think it shows. Keep your eyes peeled for easter eggs and plenty of spirals…”

Kim’s granddaughter, Meg, grows up with Edward Scissorhands only being a legend, a bedtime story. But when weird things start to happen in her sleepy little town, it reawakens her curiously and she decides to search out for the mysterious Edward Scissorhands.

“I keep having to remind myself that this is happening—but if there was ever a team made for telling the further tales of Edward Scissorhands, it has to be Kate and I,” said series artist Drew Rausch. “No—seriously, IDW just built us a few months ago from some parts they had lying around. It’s been a little weird.  We’re still getting the hang of all this “living” stuff but we promise to deliver a story that’s just as perfectly timeless, chilling and heartwarming as the original—cross our cookie hearts!”

Follow IDW on Facebook and Twitter for more information, details, and teasers as they become available.

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Anime Expo 2014 Overview!

Anime Expo 2014 Overview!

This was my first time going to Anime Expo — heck, this was my first time even being in LA. And yet, around March, I had ended up shelling out nearly $500 for plane tickets in order to make it to the biggest convention in the United States. Why? Simply because I had never been, and I wanted to have the experience of going.

Boy, did I have an experience. Press pass in one hand, camera in the other, I had a wonderful time going around the convention center, snapping pictures every once in a while of cosplays I never actually see in East Coast conventions, and hitting up panels, much like the panel I went to about Terror in Resonance for the worldwide screening.

All in all, this was an amazing con. The halls were crowded, but once you figured out your way, it was easy to find ways around said crowds to get to wherever you were going. The rooms that they held the panels in were absolutely amazing, and I found myself having a splendid time. Even the dealers room was something to applaud over; on my first day in there, I got a shirt that was only being released for AX, as well as a fairly rare PS2 game, unopened, completely sealed — for only $12. It was a fun time all around.

And people put so much effort into their cosplays. Despite the heat, it was wonderful seeing people wearing fur coats, or even, in one circumstance, a full suit to make a human-sized Evangelion outfit. I took a couple of pictures, which you can visit here.

A wonderful convention, in my opinion, one that I’m quite excited to visit again next year. This time, I’ll make sure to get my plane tickets far, far in advance to make sure I don’t end up spending a fortune again!

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Escape Into Comics with Mark Mariano’s Hugless Hill!

Mark Mariano is a Renaissance man. A writer, illustrator, musician, certified nut-job, he’s all that and a bag of chips. Of course around here we talk about comics and luckily we have some of his comics to talk about! This is a two-fer review!

Escape Into Comics with Mark Mariano's Hugless Hill! First up Escape Into Comics! volume one has the distinction of being 22 pages (plus 2 covers) scripted, written, and drawn in just 24 hours. The 24 in 24 challenge is a grueling trial undertaken by few artists and Mark went one step further by allowing the world to watch via webcam!

Now if I had tried this what you’d have before you is 24 pages of scribbles with some plot ideas in longhand. Luckily Mark is a professional, five short stories and several vignettes come together to form a very cute and funny anthology. Mark style is cartoony and kid friendly but his scripts aren’t dumbed down. There are some subtle jokes and intelligent ideas couched in these kiddie books Escape definitely gives you a glimpse into what Mark can do in a comic, it’s a perfect gateway book for anyone looking for a new author/artist to introduce to their kids (and enjoy themselves!)

The-Other-Side-of-Hugless-Hill-coverSo if Escape is the gateway then Hugless is the destination. “A tale of two monster looking for friendship in an unfriendly place.” Sounds cute. Sappy even. Actually it’s the story of Mella, a monster who likes to sing and dance among other things, and Greenbo, who loved to draw among other things. What they have in common is that the things they like are frowned upon by the rest of the monsters of Hugless Hill. If you have children you know how hard it is to explain why every time your little Sally builds a tower that mean kid in school knocks it down or when little Jimmy says he likes to sing or dance some of the other boys tease him for it. Mark has given us a really nice story to use as a tool for showing not only how to deal with being picked on but also shows how obnoxious it is to be the person who picks on others.

I really enjoy Marks books and can’t recommend them highly enough. Both books get a 5 out of 5.  Pick up Mark’s books from amazon.com or from mypalmark.com,

 

 

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ComiXology Changes the Game! DRM-Free Back-Ups!

ComiXology Changes the Game with its SDCC announcement that DRM-Free back-ups will now be available!

In English? You can download .pdf or .cbz files of comics you’ve purchased through Comixology (participating publishers only). This is a huge change and one I think was long overdue. Participating publishers include Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf Productions. In order to ensure that it really is easy as the comiXology said it would be I took the liberty of buying some books this morning. I went for the MonkeyBrain Firsts bundle, it’s a collection of some of Monkeybrain Comics issue number 1′s, Bandette, Masks and Mobsters, Amelia Cole, and a few others.

Right after purchase I went into “My Books” and now next to every applicable title there’s a link to download.

ComiXology Changes the Game! DRM-Free Back-Ups!

So download I did, after checking the obligatory please don’t give this copy to anyone else box. As promised a great quality, local copy of the comic I purchased. My personal favorite is a .cbz file, which for the unititated is just a zip of images viewed through a cbr viewer. I’ve been using CDisplay Ex otherwise known as CBR Reader, which I do recommend. The .pdf’s are perfect as well. They also make it easy before purchase. If a books available for download you can see it right in the description…

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I have to admit I was worried when Amazon acquired comiXology (still am a little) but this is a step in a very positive, very non-big brother direction.

So if the only thing holding you back from reading digital was the kind of rhapsody subscription angle, end your account lose your books, then that worry is behind you. At least for participating publishers.

Head over to comiXology.com and get reading, or as we say around here #GoBuyComics !

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Dark Horse Celebrates The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe!

When you’re a little kid watching a cartoon it’s hard to understand the amount of creativity and work that go into the making of it. Cartoons are an art form and they breed others, comics, films, even toys. The art of everyone’s favorite cartoon, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is the focus of a new book coming from Dark Horse next year.

From the press release:

The first official Masters of the Universe™ Art Book Ever!

Dark Horse Celebrates The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SAN DIEGO, CA – As announced today at Comic Con International, Dark Horse and Mattel are teaming up to deliver the biggest art book of 2015 – The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe!

Made in close cooperation with Mattel and He-Man® historians, The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe collects over 30 years of behind-the-scenes material, lore, and classic imagery!

In 1982, the world was introduced to He-Man® and Masters of the Universe®. What followed was a cultural sensation that changed the landscape of children’s entertainment forever! Join Mattel and Dark Horse in this comprehensive retrospective chronicling the decades-long epic journey of He-Man® from toy, to television, to film, to a true pop culture phenomenon!

The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe includes rarely seen images of concept sketches, prototypes, and more from Mattel’s archives. Featuring beautifully restored art from master illustrator Earl Norem—celebrated artist of the most memorable He-Man® images!

The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe arrives in comic shops on April 1, 2015 and in bookstores April 14, 2015. Preorder your copy today!

Here’s a peek inside the book:

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About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, uch as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

HE-MAN, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE and associated trademarks and copyrights are owned by, and used under license from Mattel.

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Wait Until Next Year…

Wait Until Next Year...Unless you’re one of the lucky stiffs who managed to get to SDCC this week, you know the feeling. All your social media streams are filled with pictures like this, or enticing offers to travel back to 1743 Scotland, and you’re stuck in your apartment in Brooklyn (or wherever you happen to be) like a kid pressing their nose against the window of a toy shop knowing that all of the fun in Hall H is not for you. San Diego, like Tahiti before it went all T.A.H.I.T.I. in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is a magical place. And you are not there.

I feel your pain, brothers and sisters. I’m going to Steel City Con in two weeks and I’ll be at NYCC in the fall, but let’s face it: SDCC is still the big one. There are cool things at all the cons, and you know that some of the stuff that will go down at your con of choice will eventually hit BuzzFeed or HuffPo (like the Sleepy Hollow panel at NYCC that blew up the internets last fall), but everything that happens at SDCC is instant-internet-legendary. I mean, freakin’ Loki claimed dominion over the earth from Hall H last year. That doesn’t happen anywhere else.

And thus the feverish bouts of fanboy/fangirl planning with friends begin. “We’ll be there next year! Wait until next year!” you tell each other on Facebook, Twitter, Kik, etc. Caught up in the frenzy of Comic Con images, you ignore the fact that you swore this very same thing last year and yet you are not there. Next year will be different! Next year, you will be in the thick of things! You will stalk Orlando Jones, you will be in the Outlander castle, you will meet the entire cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you will hit the Marvel panel, and you will get John Barrowman’s autograph. Next year will be epic.

This must be how it felt to be a Brooklyn Dodgers fan back in the day.

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STAR TREK MEETS THE PLANET OF THE APES?!?!??

This is one of those books that should’ve happened YEARS ago! How much more perfect a pairing? C’mon Kirk? Taylor? Zaius? Spock? Klingons? This is a must read! Will we get a “Damn dirty Klingons!” line?

Star Trek™ Meets Planet Of The Apes!
IDW Publishing Partners With BOOM! Studios For Epic Crossover
San Diego, CA (July 25, 2014) – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to “mind-meld” with a sentient ape? Or wanted to see a Klingon on horseback, brandishing a rifle? Readers will soon have a chance to peek into just such an alternate future, as IDW Publishing partners with BOOM! Studios for the crossover event of the year: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes.
 

STAR TREK MEETS THE PLANET OF THE APES?!?!??IDW will publish the crossover, which will mark the first time BOOM! Studios has partnered with another publisher on a series. Together they will bring Star Trek, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, and 20th Century Fox’s Planet of the Apes together in a way that is sure to delight existing fans and make new ones. The series will pair the original U.S.S. Enterprise crew with Taylor, Nova and the cast from the original Planet of the Apes film.
 
Planet of the Apes and Star Trek are groundbreaking science-fiction properties and both deal with many of the same social issues and themes,” says Greg Goldstein IDW President & Chief Operating Officer. “A crossover between the two is a natural and long overdue.”
 
“Before I could read comic books as a child, I could watch science fiction on my television. My dad used to wake me up way past my bedtime to watch Star Trek in syndication—it came on after the nightly news—and I took a Planet of the Apes lunchbox with me to kindergarten every day,” says BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie. “Suffice to say, teaming up these two titans of science fiction on the page in a way that they probably will never meet each other on the silver screen is a huge moment for me personally and emotionally.”
 
The creative team will be a mix of proven experience and new blood with scripts by beloved Star Trekscribes Scott and David Tipton (Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2) and interior art and covers by the British newcomer Rachael Stott.
 
“With the Klingons secretly backing a renegade gorilla general in a coup for control of Ape City, Captain Kirk finds himself in the uncomfortable position of having to help out Dr. Zaius’ orangutans,” explains David Tipton. “Taylor won’t be happy with that!”
 
“What an epic pairing! I’m so excited to see Taylor, Kirk…and those damned dirty apes…in our upcoming comic,” says IDW editor Sarah Gaydos, “We’re eager to team up these exciting creative forces to bring this to life.”  
 
™ & ©2014 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products
A division of 21st Century Fox and recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, the flagship studio leading the industry in supplying award-winning and blockbuster primetime television programming and entertainment content.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

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Boom! Box Brings You Cyanide & Happiness!

I am a longtime fan of Cyanide & Happiness, the sickest, wrongest, most politically incorrect, most vulgar, funniest damn comic out there. I even bought a poster from the guys at NYCC years ago.  I don’t think they could have found a better suited publisher than Boom! Box, I’m sure this will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

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BOOM! BOX COLLECTS ONE OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING, MOST POPULAR WEBCOMICS OF ALL TIME IN
‘CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: PUNCHING ZOO’

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CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: PUNCHING ZOO

July 25, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Box, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is excited to announce the release of CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: PUNCHING ZOO, a collection of both fan-favorite and new never-before-seen comics from the CYANIDE & HAPPINESS webcomic. As one of the most popular and successful webcomics online, CYANIDE & HAPPINESS consistently offers a humorous, tongue-in-cheek look at life in the form of stick figures. Generating over a million hits a week, the webcomic is one of the longest-lasting strips out there, and everyone can relate to its hilarious slice-of-life depictions.

“CYANIDE & HAPPINESS has a constant and unmistakable balance of humor and biting sarcasm that’s made it one of the best webcomics—period,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “It’s funny, thought-provoking, and so complementary to what we’re doing with our BOOM! Box titles.”

If you are on the Internet, you’ve probably read CYANIDE & HAPPINESS. Since the dawn of man, stick figures have been used as an important device for storytelling. CYANIDE & HAPPINESS has taken this language and mashed it up with Internet culture, bringing us some of the best satire and dark comedy out there.

CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: PUNCHING ZOO includes a buttload of our favorite comics from the site, 30 brand-new, too-hot-for-the-Internet comics, “The Hot Date” (a “chew”-your-own-adventure where you decide the story), and a nice forward by Alexis Ohanian, one of the founders of reddit.

CYANIDE AND HAPPINESS: PUNCHING ZOO TP is written and illustrated by Rob DenBleyker, Kris Wilson, Dave McElfatrick, and Matt Melvin. It arrives in comic shops on August 20th with a retail price of $14.99 under Diamond order code MAY141179. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

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Boom! Studios’ Exciting Graphic Novel & Collected Editions – October Solicits

A collection of Cthulhu stories, a Peanuts collection and a brand new story from the Jim Henson company are but a few of the variety of trade paper and hardcover books coming from the various Boom! Studios lines this October.

Boom! Studios' Exciting Graphic Novel & Collected Editions - October Solicits

BOOM! STUDIOS

FALL OF CTHULHU OMNIBUS TP
Retail Price: $39.99
Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artists: Greg Scott, Mateus Santolouco, Mark Dos Santos, and more
Cover Artist: Tyler Walpole

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WHY WE LOVE IT: Michael Alan Nelson has written some of the books we are proudest of: HEXED, 28 DAYS LATER, DAY MEN, and more. FALL OF CTHULHU was his first epic for BOOM! and we’re reprinting it all in one grand volume!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Do you like Cthulhu stories? Nelson’s epic was hailed by Leverage creator John Rogers as “the definitive Cthulhu in graphic novel format.” Never before has H.P. Lovecraft’s world been presented in such an expansive and complex way.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: When Nyarlathotep, the crawling chaos himself, devises his most destructive plan yet, a disparate group of humans find themselves brought together as the unavoidable apocalypse draws near.

CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH VOL. 3 TP
Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert
Artist: Tom Garcia, Janusz Ordon
Cover Artist: Nick Percival

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The three people to serve as Pinhead—Elliott Spencer, Kirsty Cotton, and Harry D’Amour—have been thrown into various factions fighting a war between Hells that threatens to destroy all of humanity. As the divisions between dimensions dissolve, each of the Hell Popes must decide how far they are willing to go to win the war and to ensure their surivial. Clive Barker and co-writer Brandon Seifert, with artist Tom Garcia, bring this epic HELLRAISER saga to a thrilling conclusion. This volume also includes stories from HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013, featuring work by Barker and Seifert, as well as Ben Meares, Jesus Hervas, and Janusz Ordon. Collects HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH #9-12, and HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013.

3 GUNS TP
Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Steven Grant
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Rafael Albuquerque

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WHY WE LOVE IT: Creator Steven Grant (DAMNED, Punisher: Circle of Blood) returns along with original series cover artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) and interior artist Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash) for more action-comedy thrills!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: If you’re a fan of the hit 2013 summer blockbuster 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, find out what happens next! Or if you like stories featuring reluctant, unlikely partners like 48 Hours, Lethal Weapon, or Die Hard with a Vengeance, you’ll like 3 GUNS!
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Trench was a deep-cover DEA agent. Steadman was an undercover Naval Intelligence officer. Now, after racing headlong across the Southwest, desperately outrunning Feds and mobsters while trying to clear their names, Trench and Steadman are pulled into another impossible situation: brokering gun deals between the Russians and anti-government revolutionaries…from opposite sides. And little do they know, a Third Gun has her eyes set on the ultimate prize—and she won’t go down without a fight. Collects 3 GUNS #1-6.

 

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REGULAR SHOW VOL. 2 TP
Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Nick Sumida
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artist: Mary Cagle

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A picture is worth a thousand words, but not i this case! Mordecai and Rigby find themselves in trouble after a selfie war and now they have to destroy all the evidence so no one (especially Margaret) sees Mordecai’s scariest picture. It’s a crazy battle of flashing cameras and Internet shame, written by indie rockstar Nick Sumida and drawn by amazingly gifted Allison Strejlau. Collects REGULAR SHOW #3, 6-8.

PEANUTS VOL. 4 TP
Retail Price: $13.99
Authors: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Alexis E. Farjado, Nat Gertler, Caleb Monroe, Jeff Dyer, and Art Roche
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott Paige Braddock, Stephanie Gladden, Mike DeCarlo, Mona Koth, Robert Pope, Heff Shultz, Andy Hirsch, and Scott Jeralds
Cover Artist: Bob Scott

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New PEANUTS adventures, perfect for you and your Sweet Babboo! It’s time to hop atop your doghouse biplane and escape into the wonderful world of legendary cartoonist Charles M. Schulz with brand-new adventures from an all-star lineup of writers and artists, and classic strips by Schulz himself. Featuring Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang, this timeless collection of humor and imagination is sure to help you finally kick that football or take to the skies and defeat the Red Baron once and for all. Collects PEANUTS #9-12.

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SPERA: ASCENSION OF THE STARLESS VOL. 1 OGN HC
Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Josh Tierney
Artists: Giannis Milonogiannis, Atelier Sentô, Mindy Lee, Sourya Sihachakr, and Valentin Seiche
Cover Artist: Afu Chan

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WHY WE LOVE IT: Eisner Award-nominated creator Josh Tierney has a gift for bringing together the best up-and-coming indie talent to illustrate the adventures of Pira and Lono, our two favorite princesses in comics! This volume marks a brand-new starting point to jump into the world of Spera, with a daring new quest that longtime fans will also love.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: SPERA is a stunningly illustrated mash-up of all the best things in life: webcomics, young-adult fantasy, retro video games, pulp adventure comics, and fairy tales.Fans of Zelda, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Frozen, Tamora Pierce, and LUMBERJANES will love this series!
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The Starless Queen is plotting an invasion of Spera, and has sent the merciless General Zeal to secure its capital. Unfortunately for the Queen, her daughter—the exiled adventurer Princess Pira—and Pira’s best friend Princess Lono have discovered her plot…and will go to any lengths to stop her. Along with their friends—the fire spirit, Yonder, and the ruthless cat Chobo—Pira and Lono must set off on a perilous journey to warn the Speran King, up monster-infested mountains, through villages full of crazed warriors, and down dark tunnels walled with madness itself.

THE MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW OGN HC
Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Roger Langridge
Artist: Roger Langridge
Cover Artist: Roger Langridge

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WHY WE LOVE IT: After the success of Archaia’s Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, we are proud to partner once again with The Jim Henson Company to bring to life another previously unknown piece of the Jim Henson Legacy. The only thing more exciting than finding the script for the project was securing the talents of the amazing Roger Langridge, the Eisner Award-winning writer and illustrator of THE MUPPET SHOW and SNARKED, to adapt and illustrate the project!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Eisner and Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge is the mastermind behind SNARKED and the beloved run of The Muppet Show comics, and now he gets to bring to life hilarious, never-before-seen puppet creations by Jim Henson in an oversized all-ages adventure.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Turkey Hollow is a picturesque town where hundreds of years ago, unbeknownst to the citizens, a meteorite landed near a small brook on the outskirts of town. One Thanksgiving, while young Timmy Henderson practices his guitar, he’s accompanied by strange, unearthly, musical sounds. That meteorite wasn’t a rock at all but an egg holding seven furry, goofy monsters, each with a unique musical sound! After the initial shock, Timmy befriends the lovable creatures, who follow him all around Turkey Hollow. Not everyone takes a liking to the visitors, though, and it’s up to Timmy to protect his new friends and save Thanksgiving!

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