An Intriguing Itinerary of Incredibly Interesting Imaginitive-Illiads and Illustrator Interviews, Incoming May 30, 2012

The following new comics, magazine, books, statues, etc. are slated to arrive at the Comic Book Lounge on Wednesday, May 30th. The list below includes some reorder items, so please let us know if there is anything here you want us to set aside for you!

The obvious must-see item is this week’s history making and fan-head-exploding DOCTOR WHO and STAR TREK franchise cross-over, ASSIMILATION [SQUARED], but other books well-worth checking out include WALKING DEAD #98 (a key issue leading into the upcoming 100th issue extravaganza), and the New 52’s rebooted RAVAGERS in its first issue. We have art books available such as FLESK PRIME and books devoted to the work of JOHN CASSIDEY, GENE COLAN, JOHN ROMITA Sr and GEORGE PEREZ.  All for the taking, so don’t be shy!

AIRBOY DEADEYE #2 (OF 5) 3.5
ALL STAR SUPERMAN DVD SUPERMAN MAQUETTE 99.99
ALL STAR SUPERMAN TP 29.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #39 3.99
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #27 (MR) 2.99
AMERICAS GOT POWERS #2 (OF 6) 2.99
ANGEL & FAITH #10 REBEKAH ISAACS VAR CVR 2.99
ANGEL & FAITH #10 STEVE MORRIS CVR 2.99
ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL #1 4.99
ANNIHILATION TP BOOK 02 24.99
ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #16 3.99
ARE YOU MY MOTHER A COMIC DRAMA HC (C: 0-1-1) 22
B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #225 3.99
BARRY WINDSOR SMITH CONAN ARCHIVES HC VOL 01 (C: 0-1-2) 49.99
BARRY WINDSOR SMITH CONAN ARCHIVES HC VOL 02 (C: 0-1-2) 49.99
BATMAN ANNUAL #1 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS) 4.99
BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #4 3.99
BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE STATUE BY PAT GLEASON 80
BATMAN DEATH BY DESIGN DELUXE ED HC 24.99
BATMAN PREY TP 24.99
BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC 17.99
BATMAN YEAR ONE DVD BATMAN MAQUETTE 125
BEST OF THE THREE STOOGES 19.99
BIONIC WOMAN #2 3.99
BLOODSTRIKE #28 2.99
BOMB QUEEN VII QUEENS WORLD #4 (OF 4) (MR) 3.5
BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 01 OUT BONEVILLE (C: 0- 10.99
BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 04 DRAGONSLAYER 10.99
BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 09 CROWN OF HORNS (C: 1-1-2) 10.99
BONE HANDBOOK SC (PP #906) 9.99
BPRD HELL ON EARTH TRANSFORMATION ODONNELL #1 FIUMARA CVR 3.5
BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 01 LONG WAY HOME 15.99
BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 02 NO FUTURE FOR YOU 15.99
BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 03 WOLVES AT THE GATE 15.99
BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 04 TIME OF YOUR LIFE 15.99
BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 05 PREDATOR & PREY NEW 15.99
BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 07 TWILIGHT (MR) (C: 0-1-2) 16.99
BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 08 LAST GLEAMING (C: 0-1-2) 16.99
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER PANEL TO PANEL TP (C: 0-1-2) 19.95
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY OLD WOUNDS PREM HC 19.99
CASTLE WAITING HC VOL 01 (NEW PTG) (O/A) (C: 0-1-2) 29.95
CATWOMAN THE DARK END OF THE STREET TP 14.99
CATWOMAN TP VOL 01 29.99
CEREBUS TP VOL 01 30
CEREBUS TP VOL 02 HIGH SOCIETY 30
CHEW TP VOL 01 (MR) 9.99
CHEW TP VOL 05 MAJOR LEAGUE CHEW (MR) 12.99
CHEW TP VOL 05 MAJOR LEAGUE CHEW (MR) 12.99
CINEMA RETRO #23 (C: 0-1-2) 11.99
CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #172 DRACULA (C: 0-1-3) 14
DARKMAN VS ARMY OF DARKNESS TP REG ED (C: 0-1-2) 14.99
DC NATION #1 4.99
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE STATUE BLACK CANARY 85
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE STATUE HARLEY QUINN 90
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE STATUE THE JOKER 90
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE STATUE ZATANNA STATUE 85
DF GEORGE PEREZ STORYTELLER FIRST 30 YEARS HC 29.99
DF ROMITA LEGACY HC (C: 0-0-1) 29.99
DIABLO #4 (OF 5) 2.99
EMPOWERED TP VOL 07 (C: 0-1-2) 16.99
EXILE PLANET O/T APES #3 (OF 4) 3.99
FANTASTIC FOUR BY JOHN BYRNE OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 125
FF #18 2.99
FLASH #9 VAR ED 2.99
FLESK PRIME HC 24.95
FUTURAMA COMICS #61 2.99
GAME OF THRONES #7 (MR) 3.99
GAME OF THRONES #8 (MR) 3.99
GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #13 (MR) 3.99
GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING #9 (C: 1-0-0) 3.99
GLAMOURPUSS #25 3
GOON TP VOL 00 ROUGH STUFF REVISED ED (C: 0-1-2) 13.99
GOON TP VOL 01 NOTHIN BUT MISERY CURR PTG 16.99
GORE #6 (OF 12) (MR) (C: 0-0-1) 2.99
GREAT NORTHERN BROTHERHOOD CANADIAN CARTOONISTS HC (MR) 24.95
GREEN ARROW TP VOL 01 THE MIDAS TOUCH 14.99
GRIM LEAPER #1 (OF 4) (MR) 3.5
HAWKEN #4 (OF 6) 3.99
HULK END TP 16.99
HULK SMASH AVENGERS #5 (OF 5) 2.99
IMMORTAL IRON FIST TP VOL 02 CITIES OF HEAVEN 17.99
IMMORTAL IRON FIST TP VOL 03 BOOK OF IRON FIST 16.99
INCREDIBLE HULK #8 3.99
INVINCIBLE GENE COLAN HC 19.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED TP VOL 03 CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE 6.99
KICK-ASS 2 PREM HC (MR) 24.99
KILL SHAKESPEARE TP VOL 01 19.99
KILL SHAKESPEARE TP VOL 02 19.99
LOEG VOL ONE TP 16.99
LOEG VOL TWO TP 16.99
LOLA HC 14.99
LONE RANGER COVER ART OF JOHN CASSADAY (C: 0-1-1) 19.99
MARVEL FIRSTS 1970S TP VOL 03 29.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS JUNE 2012 EXTRAS (NET) 0.75
MASS EFFECT HOMEWORLDS #2 PALUMBO CVR 3.5
MAUS SURVIVORS TALE COMPLETE HC (C: 1-1-0) 35
NEW AVENGERS TP VOL 12 POWERLOSS 15.99
NEW DEADWARDIANS #3 (OF 8) (MR) 2.99
NEW MUTANTS #43 EXILED 2.99
NEXT MEN AFTERMATH #43 3.99
PETER PANZERFAUST #4 (MR) 3.5
POSSESSIONS GN VOL 01 UNCLEAN GETAWAY 5.99
POSSESSIONS GN VOL 02 GHOST TABLE (C: 0-0-1) 5.99
POWER LUNCH HC VOL 01 (C: 0-0-1) 12.99
POWERS #10 (MR) 3.95
PREVIEWS #285 JUNE 2012 (NET) 2.7
QUEEN SONJA #29 3.99
RACHEL RISING #8 3.99
RASL #14 (MR) 3.5
RAVAGERS #1 2.99
RICHARD STARKS PARKER THE OUTFIT HC 24.99
ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #3 (OF 4) 3.99
ROGER LANGRIDGES SNARKED #8 3.99
SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 02 VS THE WORLD 11.99
SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 03 INFINITE SADNESS 11.99
SERENITY BETTER DAYS TP 9.99
SERENITY THOSE LEFT BEHIND TP 9.99
SIMPSONS SUMMER SHINDIG #6 4.99
SKIM GN (C: 0-1-2) 12.95
SQUA TRONT #13 (C: 0-1-2) 9.99
STAN DRAKE HEART JULIET JONES TP VOL 01 (C: 0-1-2) 24.95
STAND TP VOL 03 SOUL SURVIVORS 19.99
STAR TREK ONGOING #9 3.99
STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #1 3.99
STAR WARS BLOOD TIES BOBA FETT IS DEAD #2 (OF 4) (C: 1-0-0) 3.5
STARMAN OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 29.99
STEPHEN KING JOE HILL ROAD RAGE #4 (OF 4) 3.99
STRANGE & STRANGER WORLD OF STEVE DITKO HC (C: 0 39.99
SUPERCROOKS #3 (OF 4) (MR) 2.99
SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #1 2.99
TALES FROM THE CLOCKWORK EMPIRE GN (C: 0-0-1) 17.99
TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #74 (MR) 2.95
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #10 (C: 1-0-0) 3.99
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #11 3.99
WALKING DEAD #98 (MR) 2.99
WATCHMEN HC 39.99
WILSON HC (MR) 21.95
WIMBLEDON GREEN HC (MR) 19.95
WOLVERINE #307 3.99
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #11 AVX 3.99
WOMEN OF THE DCU SER 3 ZATANNA BUST 60
WOMEN OF THE DCU SERIES 3 CATWOMAN BUST 60
WOMEN OF THE DCU SERIES 3 POWER GIRL BUST 60
WOMEN OF THE DCU SERIES 3 STAR SAPPHIRE BUST 60
X-MEN #29 3.99
X-MEN LEGACY #267 AVX 2.99
X-MEN PHOENIX TP ENDSONG WARSONG ULT COLL 29.99
YOUNG JUSTICE #16 2.99
ZOMBIES HC 24.99

FLESK PRIME spotlights the beautiful work of illustrators Craig Elliott, Gary Gianni, Petar Meseldzija, Mark Schultz and William Stout in beautiful full color drawings with the same outstanding production values we’ve come to expect from John Fleskes’ personal publishing house.

More Photos from our FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Party on May 5th!

As previously mentioned, we had a shindig on the 5th of May in honour of Free Comic Book Day – here are some more images from the event!

Earlier images can be found here

 

 

Special Guests KATHRYN & STUART IMMONEN and GIBSON QUARTER

 

Things started cooking!

 

Skaii Walker on our Street Team gets an idea on how to get us some attention from passing traffic!

 

TORONTO BATMAN makes an appearance. HIS PARENTS ARE DEAAAAAD!

Harley Quinn and Mister J show up to lighten the mood

 

A nice steady flow of old and new faces here at THE LOUNGE

 

 

When people find out TORONTO BATMAN is there, they tend to need to have proof for their friends.

 

 

A Wonder Woman and Harly Quinn image by Karly MacDonald

 

 

One of our visitors decides she’s had enough of the brou-haha and has a mini-mini-con all of her own

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CGC Grading Update – March Toronto ComiCON, April C2E2 and Pittsburgh Comicon

Just looking at the CGC website as per the state of books submitted at the March Toronto Comicon. Currently:

Graded:
Standards
Signature Series Standards
Fast Track Moderns

Not Graded (as of May 18):
Signature Series
Moderns
Economys

C2E2 and Pittsburgh Comicon submissions:

Graded:

Signature Series Standards
New Holders
Standards

Not Graded:

Signature Series
Moderns

If you would like an update on a specific invoice, please email kevin@comicbooklounge.com

A Herculean Hodge-Podge of Heroic Histories and Helpful Handbooks Honourably Hoarded and Handed-Out to those Who Have A Hardy Hankering on May 23rd, 2012

Not a bad week at all on May 23rd, and we have a remarkably good number of non-fiction works coming in that are likely to be of interest for comics fans.  The COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS takes a look at the medium, in comic book format, from it’s earliest beginnings to the present day with a special emphasis on the significant moments and creators who influenced the industry – by Fred Van Vente and  Ryan Dunlavey who brought us ACTION PHILOSOPHERS!   Andrew Loomis’ SUCCESSFUL DRAWING is a wonderful text for artists and comic fans interested in anatomy and expressive illustration.  Toronto’s son and longtime LOUNGE-friend Scott Robins’ PARENT’S GUIDE TO COMICS FOR KIDS showcases the most kid-friendly entries in the market today and outlines the ingrediants that make for something that is entertaining and appropriate for younger readers.  Meanwhile, as far as the ongoing periodicals are concerned, the machinations of the Parliament of Owls are still happening in DC’s Batman titles, the Avengers are still laying the smackdown, and vice versa, on the X-Men, Darth Vader gets his own title from Dark Horse Publishing, and Wil Wheaton’s character in THE GUILD gets his own spin-off comic while GODZILLA, the King of All Monsters gets his own ongoing from IDW.

Poor Alan, back when he was poor.

An accurate, if irreverent, look at Alan Moore’s beginnings from THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS — wait’ll you see how they handle Stan!

 

ALL STAR WESTERN #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)     $3.99

ANDREW LOOMIS SUCCESFUL DRAWING HC     $39.95

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #686 ENDS     $3.99

AQUAMAN #9     $2.99

ARCHIE #633     $2.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #50

BART SIMPSON COMICS #71     $2.99

BATMAN INCORPORATED #1     $2.99

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #9  (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)     $2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #12     $3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #631     $2.99

CHEW #26 (MR)     $2.99

COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS GN     $21.99

DEADPOOL #55     $2.99

DOMINIQUE LAVEAU VOODOO CHILD #3 (MR)     $2.99

DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ #7 (OF 8)     $3.99

FABLES #117 (MR)     $2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #606     $2.99

FLASH #9     $2.99

FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #9     $2.99

KRRRREEEEEEEEEOOOONNNK!!!!!!!
Godzilla rumbles into his own new ongoing series from IDW this week!

 

GODZILLA ONGOING #1     $3.99

GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #9     $2.99

GUILD FAWKES #1     $3.50

HERO COMICS 2012     $3.99

HULK #52     $2.99

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #4 (OF 5)     $2.99

INCORRUPTIBLE #29     $3.99

IRREDEEMABLE #37     $3.99

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #638 EXILED     $2.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #9     $2.99

MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #2     $2.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES DESTROY #2 (OF 5)     $3.99

MIGHTY THOR #14     $3.99

MIND MGMT #1     $3.99

ORCHID #7     $3.50

A PARENT’S GUIDE TO THE  BEST KIDS COMICS     $16.99

PROPHET #25     $2.99

RAGEMOOR #3     $3.50

SECRET AVENGERS #27 AVX     $3.99

STAR WARS DARTH VADER GHOST PRISON #1 (OF 5)     $3.50

SUPERMAN #9     $2.99

TIME MASTERS TP     $19.99

TRUE BLOOD ONGOING #1     $3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #12     $3.99

UNWRITTEN #37 (MR)     $2.99

VAMPIRELLA #17     $3.99

VOODOO #9     $2.99

WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #12 (MR)     $3.99

 

A well-researched and extensive guide for parents, teachers and librarians looking for the best material for young readers of a variety of ages. Scott and Snow have really knocked themselves out on this one.

 

 

A Gargantuan Grab-Bag of Gorgeously Graven Giants of Grace and Grandeur – all for sale on May 16th, 2012

The hits just keep on coming with this week’s selection of new books, all available on May 16th, 2012.  The women’s contingeant in the Bat-Books have their run-ins with The Parliament of Owls as Catwoman, Batwoman and the Birds of Prey are called upon to deal with the threat at hand.  AVENGERS VERSUS X-MEN gets another chapter expanding once again into individual books to capture all the action. JUSTICE LEAGUE #9 is in and Geoff Johns and Jim Lee are back on the book! The ENDS OF THE EARTH storyline begins with a vengeance in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Longstanding industry magazines such as BACK ISSUE, ALTER EGO and ILLUSTRATION are all fresh with a new issue on the stands (two in the case of AE!). Ramon Perez’s work continues in JOHN CARTER: GODS OF MARS. HULK SMASH AVENGERS, THE BLACK WIDOW and FURY:MAX each have a new weekly issue.  We learn the secret history of the FANTASTIC FOUR in a “point one” issue this week, and SAGA, fast becoming everyone’s new favourite book, sets us up with a third issue.  COME AND GET ‘EM!!!!

SAGA #3 by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Avery — don’t hate it ‘cuz it’s beautiful…

ADVENTURE TIME #4    $3.99

ALTER EGO #108    $8.95

ALTER EGO #109    $8.95

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ENDS OF EARTH #1    $3.99

ARE YOU MY MOTHER A COMIC DRAMA HC     $22.00

AVENGERS #26 AVX    $3.99

AVENGERS ACADEMY #30 AVX    $2.99

AVENGERS BLACK WIDOW STRIKES #2 (OF 3)    $2.99

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #4 (OF 12) AVX    $3.99

AVX VS #2 (OF 6)    $3.99

BACK ISSUE #56    $ 8.95

BATWOMAN #9     $2.99

BIRDS OF PREY #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)     $ 2.99

BLUE BEETLE #9    $2.99

BPRD HELL ON EARTH DEVILS ENGINE #1 (OF 3)    $3.50

CAPTAIN ATOM #9    $2.99

CASPER FRIENDLY GHOST 60TH ANNIV HC    $ 9.95

CATWOMAN #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)    $2.99

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #4    $3.50

DANCER #1    $3.50

DAREDEVIL #13    $2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #605.1    $2.99

FURY MAX #2 (MR)    $3.99

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #9    $2.99

HELLBLAZER #291 (MR)    $2.99

HULK SMASH AVENGERS #3 (OF 5)    $2.99

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #37    $15.00

INCREDIBLE HULK #7.1     $2.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #517    $3.99

JOHN CARTER GODS OF MARS #3 (OF 5)    $2.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE #9    $3.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE #9 – no more waiting, JIM LEE IS BACK!

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #9     $2.99

MANHATTAN PROJECTS #3    $3.50

MARVEL HEROIC RPG BASIC GAME   [BACK IN STOCK! ]  $19.99

NEW MUTANTS #42 EXILED    $2.99

NIGHTWING #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)    $2.99

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)    $2.99

SAGA #3 (MR)    $2.99

SAUCER COUNTRY #3 (MR)    $ 2.99

SECRET SERVICE #2 (OF 7) (MR)    $2.99

SHADE #8 (OF 12)    $ 2.99

SHADOW #2     $3.99

SIMPSONS COMICS #190     $2.99

STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI FORCE STORM #4     $3.50

SUPERGIRL #9     $2.99

THIEF OF THIEVES #1 3RD PTG    $2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #174    $2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #12 AVX     $3.99

VENOM #18    $2.99

WINTER SOLDIER #5    $2.99

WONDER WOMAN #9    $2.99

X-FACTOR #236     $2.99

Classic magazine artist Coby Whitmore (seen here), paperback cover master George Ziel and modern romance specialist Elaine Duillo are all featured in ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #37 – out this week!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2012 was a party to be remembered, and we have the photos to prove it!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY turned out to be a blast!  We, here at The Lounge, would love to thank ALL OF THE WONDERFUL GUESTS, VISITORS and CUSTOMERS who turned out!  Here are some photos from the day itself.

 

This is how we were looking outside before The Best Looking Street Team In Town showed up.

 

Kevin Boyd, looking relatively zesty early on in the day

 

A sampling of some of the books made available for free exclusively on May 5th, 2012 by some of the best publishers in the industry.

 

More comics available for free on FCBD!

 

From left to right, Karly MacDonald, Gibson Quarter, Dave Cutler and Ty Templeton in THE LOUNGE’s mini-Artist’s Alley

 

 

 

Here’s the Artist’s Alley area from the FCBD table – with Stuart Immonen in the upper right corner and Mike Del Mundo just to the right.

 

 

Skaii Walker, part of our excellent Street Team, texts some friends that the fun is about to start

 

 

Red Herring – the Professional Distraction grabs a quick photo with Joe now that her other half Mark is set up for face-painting and she can go downstairs to get things started outside.

 

 

Skaii and Debra Jane Shelley before things get going

 

 

Jessika Koeslag as THOR and Christina Ethier McNish as LOKI as part of our excellent cosplaying contingant.

 

 

Phil Gotfried shows up with his boys Issac and Tye and we’re off!

 

 

Ty and Issac love them some cosplay!

 

 

Ty, as Speedy:  “Hold it, Comics Guy, how do I know you’re not a FILTHY SKRULL?!?”

 

The customers and the sales start coming in!

 

More FREE COMIC BOOK DAY images to come!