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This is it! THE BIGGEST New Release list of the YEAR! We don’t mean of the year so far, we mean of all of 2021! It’s the release of Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR! Yes, written by the man himself. We’ve read it and it’s GOOD! Think John Wick meets Old Guard. Plus, it’s really violent, as you’d expect those two things to be. Expect to see a LOT of copies of this on our shelves! It’s also the debut of BAD IDEA’s ENIAC #1! Unfortunately every Bad Idea destination store was severely allocated on their orders for this book, so we only have enough 1st Prints to fill pre-orders. But we’ll have plenty of “Not 1st Print” for the shelf. Scott Snyder and Tony Daniel have a new creator-owned Image #1 with NOCTERRA! And Chris Samnee writes and draws his own creator-owned monster-fighting, fun-for-the-whole-family series JONNA AND THE UNPOSSIBLE MONSTERS. And, just, really so many more new #1’s!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- BRZRKR (BERZERKER) #1 KEANU REEVES in his Must Read comic book writing debut alongside co-writer Matt Kindt in a brutally violent new series about one immortal warrior's fight through the ages. The man known only as Berzerker is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence...even at the sacrifice of his sanity. But after wandering the world for centuries, Berzerker may have finally found a refuge - working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. In exchange, Berzerker will be granted the one thing he desires - the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence... and how to end it. ENIAC #1 On August 6th, 1945, the United States dropped the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki... Only President Truman wasn't the one who gave order. It was ENIAC the world's first supercomputer (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer). In the Allies' determination to end the war, they had accidentally created the world's first autonomous machine intelligence... Now, 75 years later, an encrypted countdown has just been detected in Earth's satellite network and mankind only has three days left before ENIAC launches every weapon in the planet's nuclear arsenal simultaneously. With few options and even less time, the Secretary of Defense has just given two covert operatives the most important mission in human history: kill ENIAC. NOCTERRA #1 Ten years after the world is plunged into an everlasting night that turns all living creatures into monstrous shades, the only way to survive is to stay close to artificial light. Enter Valentina "Val" Riggs, a skilled ferryman who transports people and goods along deadly unlit roads with her heavily illuminated eighteen wheeler. Legendary creators SCOTT SNYDER and TONY S. DANIEL unveil horrors beyond any shade in this extra-sized first issue. DC COMICS INFINITE FRONTIER #0 The next phase of the DC Universe starts here! Literally THE most important comic of the year if you buy any DC comics. This sets up everything for everyone. JONNA AND THE UNPOSSIBLE MONSTERS #1 The brand-new, original all-ages series written and drawn by Chris Samnee! Filled with action, adventure... and monsters! Rainbow has been searching for her sister, Jonna, for a year. The last time she saw Jonna was also the first time she saw one of the monsters that now roam the planet. They're big, ugly, and dangerous creatures, driving humanity to the brink of extinction. Though there isn't much hope for survival out in the wild, Rainbow knows that her sister is out there somewhere-and she'll do anything to find her.
AMERICA CHAVEZ MADE IN USA #1 America Chavez is incredible - her origins, her strength, her dimension-shattering star portals! But when the foundation of everything she believes is shaken, America will stand up and face the parts of herself she's been running from. From writer Kalinda Vazquez (Marvel's Runaways) and artist Carlos Gomez (Amazing Mary Jane) comes an explosive, brand-new story all about what made America Chavez who she is - and what she'll do to protect the ones she loves. CHARIOT #1 The Chariot was a Cold War-era secret government project to provide its star agent with a weapon unlike any other in the form of a supercharged muscle car. It sank into the ocean decades ago, and the agent along with it. Now, a petty criminal looking to reform his life has stumbled upon the Chariot, and he's about to find out that the agent's consciousness is still controlling it in this synthwave thriller. DEAD DOGS BITE #1 Twin Peaks meets Lady Bird. Cormac Guffin has gone missing. It's been three days and no one has seen hide nor hair of her. The police have nothing, and the townsfolk are acting more like a funeral procession than a search party. If Cormac has any hope of being found, it rests on the slouching shoulders of her best friend Joe. Joe will need her wits about her though, because, like any story worth hearing, nothing is what it seems. From Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk into a Bank) comes the story of a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a candy wrapper. DEMON DAYS X-MEN #1 A wandering swordswoman with a psychic blade arrives at village that's being targeted by demons. One demon is black and white with a terrifying red tongue and another may be the strongest demon there is! A revolutionary reimagination of the Marvel Universe that could only come from oddly-popular cover artist Peach Momoko. Ready your katana and enter a mysterious world of demons, monsters, mutants, and magic!
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- MIKE MIGNOLA QUARANTINE SKETCHBOOK HC, AVENGERS #43, BATMAN #106, FIRE POWER #9, and POWER PACK #4!
Such an amazing week for debuts! We hope you have a healthy appetite for brand new series!
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Weather permitting, these are the New Comics and Graphic Novels you have to look forward to next week!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- STRAY DOGS #1 Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs. It’s scary being the new dog. Sophie can’t remember what happened. She doesn’t know how she ended up in this house. She doesn’t recognize any of these other dogs. She knows something terrible happened, but she just…can’t…recall...WAIT! Where’s her lady? BY THE HORNS #1 Elodie hates unicorns. For nearly a year, she's dedicated her life to tracking down and killing them all for trampling her husband, Shintaro. Now exiled from her farming village of Wayfarer for selfishly neglecting her duties, Elodie and her half wolf/half deer companion, Sajen, search the continent of Solothus for clues to the whereabouts of unicorns. When they discover a lead in the port city of Lycus, their revenge mission suddenly takes a dangerous turn. DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH VOL 01 COLE TURNER has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn't prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true, from the JFK Assassination to Flat Earth Theory and Reptilian Shapeshifters. One organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth? From bestselling writer JAMES TYNION IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) and breakout artist MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Easy)! Collects THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #1-5 for only $9.99! BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER FAITH #1 With no Watcher, no idea how to harness the power in her and no idea where it came from, Faith has fallen back on old habits -and morals - to guide her. But what happens when those morals don't line up with the Council's... or with Buffy's? The origin of Faith is revealed here for the first time, with a shocking ending to this issue! FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN HOUSE OF EL #1 Centuries into the future, the bloodline of Kal-El continues. Meet a new generation of Kryptonian heroes as they stand against one of the greatest threats they’ve ever faced: a diabolical foe called the Red King. Get ready for the unexpected debuts of the twins known as Rowan and Ronan Kent, descendants of Jonathan Kent. GENERATIONS FORGED #1 Dispersed through time by the villain Dominus, our ragtag team of generational heroes—featuring 1939 Batman, Kamandi, Superboy, Steel, Starfire, Sinestro, Booster Gold, and Dr. Light—must find a way to restore the timeline…and what they ultimately discover is something far, far greater. You’ll have to read it to believe it as time dies…and generations rise! MARVELS VOICES LEGACY #1 Black Panther. Storm. Blade. Falcon. Ironheart. Luke Cage. Spectrum. And so many more. Marvel's incredible legacy of black heroes gets the star treatment in this action-packed special! New and established creators take on their favorite heroes in a dizzying array of stories designed to inspire and uplift! NUCLEAR FAMILY #1 Based on Philip K. Dick's short story Breakfast at Twilight. America, 1957. With the dark cloud of nuclear holocaust looming, Korean War vet Tim McClean's major concern is taking care of his family in the atomic age. When the first bomb does drop on an unexpecting Midwest city, Tim and his family find themselves plunged into a strange new world, where what's left of the Unites States has gone underground while continuing to wage war on Russia with unthinkable tactics. TWO MOONS #1 This ongoing horror series starts the long journey of a young Pawnee man named Virgil Morris - a.k.a. Two Moons.- fighting for the Union during the Civil War. When he is suddenly confronted with his shamanic roots, he discovers horrors far worse than combat as the ghosts of his past reveal the monstrous evil around him!
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- X-MEN #18, CROSSOVER #4, AMAZING SPIDER_MAN #60, DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #6, SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #15 and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #3.
In this brutal weather going out for anything other than the necessities seems like a risk. Luckily New Comics are on the very top of the necessities list!!
Chicago! There’s a new comic this week based off of a true story set in 1930’s Prohibition-era Chicago! And it’s listed right below! Also, TMNT LAST RONIN #2 is also out!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- SHADOW DOCTOR #1 A TRUE Chicago crime story! Calloway, a Black man who graduated from medical school in the early 1930's. Unable to get work at any Chicago hospitals because he was Black, and unable to secure a loan from a bank to start his own practice because he was Black, he turned to another source of money in Prohibition-era Chicago: the Mafia, run by none other than Al Capone.
X-MEN LEGENDS #1 Break out the yellows and blues, fire up the Danger Room and snap on your pouches as legendary X-writers return to classic eras of the mutant super heroes in ALL-NEW, in-continuity stories set during their fan-favorite runs! Fabian Nicieza kicks off the series with a special saga of CYCLOPS and HAVOK, as the SHI'AR return to Earth in search of the FORSAKEN ONE! But what secret will the Summers brothers uncover, and how will its revelation change what you thought you knew about the X-Men? Love the concept! Do not love the art. YOUNG HELLBOY THE HIDDEN LAND #1 Stranded on a strange island after a mishap on their way to a South American dig site, Hellboy and Professor Bruttenholm are confronted by all manner of monsters! But even when the stranger who rescues them turns out to be one of Hellboy's heroes, they aren't as safe as they think they are! IMMORTAL HULK FLATLINE #1 Declan Shalvey writes and draws an IMMORTAL HULK tale that gets to the heart of gamma! Every morning, Bruce Banner wakes up in a new place. The Hulk is trying to tell him something - but Bruce has had enough of his green-veined alters. When a new gamma-powered villain shows up in a small New Mexico town, Bruce is forced to confront the source of his anger... and it's not what you expect. SAVAGE #1 He's a savage. Classy, bougie, ratchet. Sassy, moody, nasty. Acting stupid, what's happening? Whoa, what's happening? He's a savage, yeah. TRUTH & JUSTICE #1 Mari McCabe is many things: superhero, model, activist, but can she add godkiller to the list? Vixen teams up with Dr. Mist and Impala of the Global Guardians to face down an ancient deity that’s taken over the body of a scientist investigating powerful magical artifacts. Vixen will need to dig deep and use all the abilities in the animal kingdom to face down this powerful primeval threat! HOLLOW HEART #1 EL used to be human. Now he's a jumble of organs in a bio-suit. EL is also in tremendous pain and has been for a very long time. Hope arrives in the form of Mateo, a mechanic brought in to work on EL's suit. Mateo sees LK in a way no one ever has. And what's more: Mateo offers EL an escape.
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- TMNT LAST RONIN #2! STILLWATER #6. THOR #12. HA HA #2. BATMAN CATWOMAN #3. WE LIVE #5. And FUTURE STATE NEXT BATMAN #4.
Remember, our 25% OFF SALE runs through Saturday, February 13 (5:00pm), in-store and online (3:00pm), too!
The best part of this list of New Comics and Graphic Novels is that when you come in to pick them up it’ll be during our annual 25% OFF “I Love You but I’ve Chosen Comics” sale!! It’s a total WIN/WIN scenario!!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- RADIANT BLACK #1 Nathan Burnett has just turned 30, and things aren't great: He's working (and failing) at two jobs, his credit card debt is piling up, and his only move... is moving back home with his parents. But when Nathan discovers and unlocks the ethereal, cosmic RADIANT, he's given the power to radically change his fortunes! There's just one problem: The powers don't belong to him. And the cosmic beings who created them want them back... by any means necessary. For fans of INVINCIBLE and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comes a brand-new ongoing series from acclaimed writer Kyle Higgins. BLACK HAMMER VISIONS #1 Patton Oswalt joins artists Dean Kotz and Jason Wordie to explore the life of youthful super heroine Golden Gail on the Black Hammer Farm before the beginning of Black Hammer #1, and her struggle to maintain sanity as a middle-aged woman trapped in the unchanging body of a superpowered grade-schooler. CRITICAL ROLE VOX MACHINA ORIGINS III #1 The good life never lasts. After paying off their debt to Drez Vina, Vox Machina enjoy a week in Westruun's lap of luxury. But that costs coin, which has a bad habit of running out. So to keep themselves in the black (and the taverns, and the brothels) they agree to join an underground fighting ring. But before they can bash their way to cash, their attention is snagged by the case of a missing child. CASUAL FLING #1 Jennifer Ryan has the perfect life. A loving family. A high paying job in corporate law. A luxurious apartment in upper Manhattan. Then one day she steps out of her marriage...and finds that her new lover isn't the one night stand she expected. Stalked and threatened with exposure, Jennifer attempts to unravel the true identity of her tormentor, discovering valuable clues in the trail of destruction left in this mysterious man's wake. KING IN BLACK BLACK PANTHER #1 T'Challa's most treasured allies are lost in a storm of Knull's making in this wild one-shot! Critically acclaimed writer, actor and producer Geoffrey Thorne explores a Wakanda gone dark - invaded by Knull's massive symbiote army. Wakanda needs its king. It needs the Black Panther. But once again, the hero must choose between his role as an Avenger, his role as a king... and the yearnings of his heart. ORCS #1 For fans of The Adventure Zone and Critical Role, meet Bog and his misfit crew of Orcs as they adventure through the Known World courtesy of acclaimed cartoonist Christine Larsen (Adventure Time). After being banished from their Orcish village by King Hrograhgah (it was a simple misunderstanding, involving an acorn-related prank!), Bog and his crew venture out into the world to seek their fortune, and hopefully find their way back home again. Every issue of Orcs! is oversized, featuring more than 30 story pages. MORBIUS BOND OF BLOOD #1 Emil Nikos was Morbius' research partner...until the bloodlust made Emil the first victim to Morbius' vampiric urges! Now, Emil's son is dying from a new rare blood disease and only Morbius can save him! But at what cost?
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- S.W.O.R.D. #3, RORSCHACH #5, HOME SICK PILOTS #3, POWER PACK #3, SCARENTHOOD #4, DAREDEVIL #27, I WALK WITH MONSTERS #3 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #59.
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