The cold, calculating machine-brain of Challengers, Dal's professional demeanor hides a heart that runs almost entirely on comics and graphic novels. In the trenches of comics retail for almost as long as Patrick, Dal's ready to debate the merits of today's most acclaimed creators and point out the hidden gems of the past. He also occasionally smiles. I saw it once. I think.
Each month, dozens of new titles are available to order. We'd like to take this opportunity to provide you, our valued subscribers, with a list of many of the new one-shots, mini-series, and ongoing series available starting in August 2019. If you see anything on the following list that you'd like added to your subscriptions, just let us know. Orders for these titles are due in by June 21st. After that point, we can't guarantee any orders placed, but we'll do our best to have them here for you. If you've got any questions, please let us know. Thanks!
Was May saving all of its biggest releases for the final week of the month? It sure feels that way! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #1 From the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, the team that reinvented Batman from the emotional depths of "Court of Owls" to the bombastic power of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, DC Black Label is proud to present the bimonthly, three-issue miniseries BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH. Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane. And...he was never Batman. So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar faces from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this terrible future and track down the unspeakable force that destroyed the world as he knew it... SUPERMAN LEVIATHAN RISING SPECIAL #1 An all-star roster of writers and artists highlight the new threat of Leviathan, but also tees up new ongoing series for Jimmy Olsen by writer Matt Fraction and artist Steve Lieber, and Lois Lane by writer Greg Rucka and artist Mike Perkins, coming in June! As Leviathan enacts a plan to take down Superman, it's up to Lois, Jimmy and the heroes of the DC Universe to rescue the Man of Steel. --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- SHE SAID DESTROY #1 Over millennia, Brigid, Goddess of theSun, has conquered and converted the entire solar system into worshipping her and her alone, save one space colony. The witches of Fey are the last believers of The Morrigan, Goddess of Death, Brigid's sister and the only other God left. As Brigid's forces prepare for one final battle, The Morrigan prepares to do what she does best: Destroy! VORACIOUS APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION #1 Chef Nate Willner's dinosaur hunts in an alternate dimension reignited his passion for cooking and turned his life around. But traveling through time and space for prehistoric meat has consequences he never imagined. He's damaged another universe, fractured the trust of the people he cares for most, and unleashed a flesh-hungry monster on his hometown. Can Nate and his friends put aside their differences long enough to save Blackfossil? X-MEN GRAND DESIGN X-TINCTION #1 The series that has critics and fans raving returns for its final installment! The ruination of the X-Men revisited! Re-live the now-classic storylines like Mutant Massacre and The Fall of the Mutants. With appearances by Longshot, Cable, and The Marauders! Created soup to nuts by comic book superstar Ed Piskor in the Mighty Marvel Manner! --DON’T OVERLOOK-- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22, IMMORTAL HULK #18, DOOMSDAY CLOCK #10, HEROES IN CRISIS #9, ASCENDER #2, and CODA #12. We hope you rest up on Memorial Day, because May 29th is going to be an intense day for comics fans!
First and foremost, Dal would like you to know that there is a $1 reprint of POWER PACK #1 available this week. And now, we've got lots of great new Graphic Novels to tell you about! LEGEND OF KORRA RUINS OF EMPIRE PART 1 Korra must decide who to trust as the fate of the Earth Kingdom hangs in the balance! Written by series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino and drawn by Michelle Wong (Goosebumps: Download and Die), with consultation by Bryan Konietzko, this is the official continuation of the beloved television series! MIDDLEWEST BOOK 01 The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change, and full of hidden magics. The town of Farmington has been destroyed, sending an unwitting adventurer and his vulpine companion in search of answers-and to quell a coming storm that speaks his name. From author SKOTTIE YOUNG and artist JORGE CORONA comes the tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family's history. BLACK BADGE HC VOL 01 Meet the Black Badges, a top-secret branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions that no adult ever could. Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite-the best of the best. The missions they're tasked with are dangerous, and will only get worse as their leader's attention is split between their objective and tracking down a lost team member. A member who disappeared years ago...presumed dead. Black Badge is a haunting look at foreign policy, culture wars, and isolationism through the lens of kids who know they must fix the world that adults have broken. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER VOL 01 Go back to the beginning as Buffy The Vampire Slayer is reimagined into a new era with new challenges, new friends... and a few enemies you might already recognize. But the more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang faces brand new Big Bads, and the threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High confirms what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell. STAR WARS AOR JABBA THE HUTT #1 Across the galaxy, Imperials, rebels and scoundrels alike speak in hushed tones of JABBA THE HUTT, the greatest gangster in the Outer Rim. Discover what makes the name of Jabba so feared, in a crime story that stretches from the casinos of Canto Bight to the deserts of Tatooine! WAR OF REALMS STRIKEFORCE LAND OF GIANTS #1 Thor is trapped in the land of Giants and it's up to Captain America to rescue him before all is lost! Taking up Thor's ax, Jarnbjorn, Cap and his team-Spider-Man, Wolverine, Luke Cage and Iron Fist-invade the Frost Giant realm in search of their fellow Avenger. But this rescue mission will cost far more than they expect. CLUE CANDLESTICK #1 Ripe with puzzles, secrets, and lies, in CLUE: CANDLESTICK everyone's a suspect! Cartoonist auteur Dash Shaw unleashes his murderous imagination on the quirky, thrilling and mysterious world of Clue! Visionary creator Dash Shaw re-imagines the world of Clue in this suspense-filled, murder mystery! Each extra-length issue also features brand new Clue game cards based on the comic! SECRET LIFE OF PETS #1 Ever wonder what your pets get up to when you're not home? Find out in this hilarious new kids comic series based on The Secret Life of Pets, the award-winning Universal Studios animated comedy! ...and there's plenty more where those came from! Hope to see you soon!
The Mission: Once a month casual hangout after hours at Challengers Comics + Conversation meant to build community and foster friendship thru comics! Intended for all women and is unequivocally Queer, Non-Binary, & Trans friendly!
Time: Every Second Monday of the Month starting at 7pm!
Per usual, this event is BYOB and BYO-SNACKS. However, some snacks and beverages will be provided. And you're more than welcome to bring any crafts you're currently working on!
Don’t forget you can always join our Facebook Group and hang in the downtime between meetups: WCN Facebook
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 - VORACIOUS creators Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr return to Challengers for the release of the first issue in the new Voracious series: APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION! Markisan and Jason will be here from 11am to 3pm signing copies of all of their Voracious work, and if you haven't caught up yet, we'll have the collections for the first two series available for purchase. Don't miss these two great creators!
"Chef Nate Willner's dinosaur hunts in an alternate dimension reignited his passion for cooking and turned his life around. But traveling through time and space for prehistoric meat has consequences he never imagined. He's damaged another universe, fractured the trust of the people he cares for most, and unleashed a flesh-hungry monster on his hometown. Can Nate and his friends put aside their differences long enough to save Blackfossil?"