We’ve been waiting for this week! Our pick for Graphic Novel of the Year arrives this week: SPINNING. Figure skating was Tillie Walden's life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing in glitter and tights. It was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But as Tillie's interests evolve, from her growing passion for art to a first love realized with a new girlfriend, she begins to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fits in. Poignant and captivating, this powerful graphic memoir captures what it's like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know. Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions. We are very excited for this book and we can tell you it is excellent. It is this year’s SCULPTOR. Also shipping this week is NO PLAN B: THE ART OF MICHAEL AVON OEMING HC and we’ll have Oeming interviewer JOHN SIUNTRES in to sign it on Wednesday at 5pm. As for New Comics, there’s SAGA #46, ROBOTECH #2, SECRET EMPIRE #10 and LADY KILLER 2 #5, to name a few.
Here’s a couple of fun new books debuting this week: HI-FI FIGHT CLUB #1: 90’s record store employees are secretly a vigilante crime-fighting team! HARD PLACE #1: If “Baby Driver” was a comic book. Written by the guy that writes PLASTIC (and Patrick loves PLASTIC). NIGHTWING THE NEW ORDER #1: A future world without "weapons"-where superpowers have been eliminated and outlawed. The man responsible? None other than Dick Grayson. WAR MOTHER #1: Raw power meets tribal warfare in a modern myth of the near future through the fire-tempered frontier of 41st century Earth for Valiant's next stunning science-fiction showdown. And there’s plenty more non-#1’s this week, too!
“It’s your one-way ticket to midnight; call it, DARK NIGHTS METAL!” Okay, maybe that’s not what Sammy Hagar and Jim Peterik meant when they were writing that song for the Heavy Metal movie soundtrack, but, DARK NIGHTS METAL #1 does come out this week, AND at midnight!! That’s right, that, and ALL DC Comics will be available at 12:01 am this Wednesday! Comics of note that will be available at the regular time of 11am that same day include, GENERATIONS WOLVERINE & ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #1, MAGE HERO DENIED #1, SUPER SONS #7, NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #6, BATMAN #29, MOTOR GIRL #8 and KAIJUMAX SEASON 3 #2!!
Wowwowow!! 2 amazing books debut this week! First up is MISTER MIRACLE #1 by Tom King and Mitch Gerads. Remember how good Vision was for Marvel? Well, it’s that good. Don’t miss this book! And then there’s REDLANDS #1 by Jodie Bellaire and Vanessa del Ray. If you like Bitch Planet, Wytches, Harrow County, you’ll LOVE this book. Fight back against the corrupt patriarchy! It is our fondest hope that everyone reading this tries BOTH of those books, because they’re so good. And there’s also, SECRET EMPIRE #8, KILL OR BE KILLED #11 and KILL OR BE KILLED VOL 2TP, MS. MARVEL #21, WWE SUMMER SLAM 2017 #1, and CLUE #3 (complete with a weapon for Challengers Clue!).