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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Sci-Fi & Crime

The pickings per genre were kind of oddly light for the most part in this most recent catalog, so we'll be doing some mixing.


You'll see that I'll try to include a little order code with most items (ex:JUL200019). Show some love to your retailer and use those codes when you can, it saves a lot of time on the data entry end of things.

ASTER OF PAN HC

(W) Merwan (A/CA) Merwan


The small, post-apocalyptic zone of Pan is threatened by the hi-tech neighboring Federation of Fortuna, and their only hope is to win the ritualized game known as "Celestial Mechanics". And their key to winning lies with a girl from the outside named Aster...

NOV201422


Why this caught my eye:

Magnetic Press has been pushing a lot of their new projects on Kickstarter so this one was on my radar a bit earlier. I've been checking Merwan Chabane's art on Instagram for a bit as well and I really like his style.

RECKLESS HC

(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Jacob Phillips (A/CA) Sean Phillips


"Sex, drugs, and murder in 1980s Los Angeles... And the best new twist on paperback pulp heroes since The Punisher or Jack Reacher.


Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the modern masters of crime noir, bring us the last thing anyone expected from them - a good guy. In a bold new series of original graphic novels, with three books releasing over the next year, each a full-length story that stands on its own.


Meet Ethan Reckless: Your trouble is his business, for the right price. But when a fugitive from his student radical days reaches out for help, Ethan must face the only thing he fears... his own past.


"Imagine Redford at his peak, ambling through sun-drenched, eighties L.A. in a serpentine plot that is equal parts Long Goodbye and Point Break. No one does crime fic like Brubaker and Phillips and their collaboration has never felt more new. Explosive. Vital. And yes... reckless. I love this book."

- Damon Lindelof (Lost, HBO's Watchmen)


"Reckless is an absolute rush: on the same level as golden age Travis McGee novels and the hardest-hitting Richard Stark stories. This one comes at you as fast as Steve McQueen in a souped-up Mustang and as hard as Charles Bronson with a baseball bat. You gotta have it."

- Joe Hill (Locke & Key, N0S4A2)

OCT200009


Why this caught my eye:

Highlighting a new Brubaker/Phillips project is mostly a knee jerk reaction now considering how popular they were at our store.

FORBIDDEN SURGERIES OF HIDEOUS DR. DIVINUS GN

(W) S Craig Zahler (A) S Craig Zahler


After three startling, award-winning movies that have played around the world and been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, S. Craig Zahler wanted to return to his first artistic passion - illustration. He committed himself to writing, drawing, inking, and lettering his graphic novel debut, a full-length work of noir horror. Homeless people are disappearing in New Bastion, and occasionally, a dismantled corpse turns up in a dumpster. These crimes are left alone, until the day a comatose woman named Lillian Driscoll is kidnapped from the hospital. Her brothers - a grumpy detective named Leo and a slick mobster named Tommy - seek answers that lead them to darkness, arcane medicine, and pain.

OCT201413


Why this caught my eye:

I kinda just love everything about that title and description. You can check out some previews over at Broken Frontier.

SWEET DOWNFALL #1

(W) Stefano Cardoselli (A) Stefano Cardoselli


Jonny is an old-model crash test dummy who's been repurposed as a hitman for the Don Vito Coriaci of sprawling ocean bound city-state Santa Clara City. Jonny is loyal and follows orders to the T, until his latest mission when he's tasked with bringing in a mermaid, a delicacy with healing properties When Johnny falls in love with the mermaid and decides to save her, the chase is on! Enjoy the first issue of this NON-STOP! followed by the entire story collected soon after in one volume.

NOV201506


Why this caught my eye:

Cardoselli has some heavy Simon Bisley tones in his style, and the plot sounds a little reminiscent of Scud in it's violent wackiness.

EC GEORGE EVANS SLIGHT CASE OF MURDER HC

(W) George Evans (A/CA) George Evans


This volume collects all of George Evans' EC horror. It features "Blind Alleys," one of the most chilling and famous EC stories (adapted for the 1972 movie Tales From the Crypt). A man who abused residents of a home for the blind winds up in an impossibly narrow corridor lined with razor blades as a ravenous dog closes in. "In Gorilla My Dreams," an innocent man's brain is transplanted into a gorilla ... who is then blamed for the death of his former self and hunted down. And in our titular tale, "A Slight Case of Murder," four pretty young women are each gruesomely murdered inside locked rooms with no way for the killer to get in or out. But one man thinks he knows who's behind it.


In addition, A Slight Case of Murder and Other Stories also includes Evans's unforgettable adaptation of the Ray Bradbury story "The Small Assassin!" This book superbly showcases these classic comic book stories and enhances the reader's experience with commentary and historical and biographical detail by EC experts. NOV201321


Why this caught my eye:

Besides now really wanting my biography to be titled 'A Slight Case of Murder', these Fantagraphics EC reprints are just great collections.

That's it for this batch! We'll aim for some fantasy stuff next time.

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