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Subscription Update – November Orders Due

The Previews orders for items shipping in November 2012 are due by this weekend, as we have to submit them to Diamond next week. If you have not filled in your requests please let us know what you would like and we will order it for you.

Subscription Reminders:
Any time you want to add or subtract a series from your list, please let us know.

Below we look at some of the new offerings from the Premiere Publishers, so you can decide whether any of them are books you would like to add to your pull file.

DARK HORSE:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=40494

Dark Horse is launching the following new series in September, October and November – tell us if you want to add them to your subscription list:
47 Ronin (Nov)
Baltimore: The Play (Nov)
Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Novelties and the Orm of Loch Ness (Oct)
BPRD 1948 (Oct)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow-Wonderland (Nov)
The Creep (Sep)
Criminal Macabre: They Fight by Night (Nov)
Colder (Nov)
Dragon Age 2 (Sep)
Edgar Allen Poe’s the Conqueror Worm TP (Nov)
Ex Sanguine (Oct)
Ghost (Sep)
Number 13 (Nov)
RIPD City of the Damned (Nov)
Star Wars: Agent of the Empire – Hard Targets (Oct)
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi – The Prisoner of Bogan (Nov)

Graphic Novels and collected editions now available for order:
Conan Vol.12 TP
Conan Vol.13 HC (Becky Cloonan)
Creepy Comics at Death’s Door TP
Dragon Age Vol.2 HC
Eerie Archives Vol.12 HC
Gantz Vol.26 TP
Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Hystoria HC
Oreimo Vol.2 TP
Reset HC
Robert E Howard’s Savage Sword Vol.1 TP
Star Wars Blood Ties Vol.2 Boba Fett is Dead

DC COMICS
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=40424

DC is launching the following new series in September, October and November – tell us if you want to add them to your subscription list:
Ame-Comic Girls (Oct)
Batman: Arkham City – End Game (Nov)
Joe Kubert Presents (Oct)
Legends of the Dark Knight (Oct)
Phantom Stranger (Sep)
Sword of Sorcery (Sep)
Talon (Sep)
Team 7 (Sep)
Lot 13 (Oct)

Graphic Novels and collected editions now available for order:
Batwoman Vol.2 HC
Green Lantern Vol.2 HC
Justice League Vol.2 HC
Wonder Woman Vol.2 HC
Batman Chronicles Vol.11 TP
Deadman Vol.3 TP
Batman No Man’s Land Vol. 4 New Edition TP
Justice League of Americe: Omega TP
Showcase Presents Weird War Tales Vol.1 TP
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol.4 TP
Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Omnibus Vol.1 HC (resolicited)
Superman Grounded Vol.3 TP
Absolute Top 10 HC
iZombie Vol.4 TP
Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child Vol.1 TP
Northlanders Vol.7 TP

IDW
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/idw-november-2012-solicitations.html

New Series launching this Fall:
A Fine and Private Place (Sep)
Adventures of Augusta Wind (Nov)
Borderlands Origins (Nov)
Chasing the Dead (Nov)
Doctor Who (Sep)
Judge Dredd (Nov)
Let’s Play God (Oct)
Locke and Key: Omega (Nov)
Magic The Gathering: Path of Vengeance (Oct)
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Nov)
Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hive (Sep)
Transformers: Prime – Rage of the Dinobots (Nov)
Zaucer of Zilk (Oct)

Graphic Novels and collected editions now available for order:
Complete Dick Tracy Vol.14 HC
Contropussy TP
Deadworld: War of the Dead TP
Dorothy of Oz Prequel TP
Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms HC
Ghostbusters Ongoing Vol.3 TP
GI Joe: Cobra – The Last Laugh HC
GI Joe: Deep Terror TP
Godzilla Vol.1 TP
Hawken TP
Infestation 2 HC
Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland Collection HC
Lil Abner Vol.5 HC
Mad: Artist’s Edition HC
Magic The Gathering Vol.2 TP
Opus by Berkeley Breathed complete sundays 2003-2008
Outland by Berkeley Breathed complete collection signed and numbered
Parker, The Hunter TP
Sparrow Box Set: Ashley Wood
Star Trek Vol.3 TP
TMNT Micro Series Collection Vol.2 TP
Top 100 Fantasy Movies TP
Torpedo Vol.1 TP
Zombies vs Robots: Women on War! TP

IMAGE
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=40468

Image is launching the following new series in September, October and November – tell us if you want to add them to your subscription list:
Please note: Black Kiss II is now unavailable in Canada and our orders have been cancelled.
Bedlam (Oct)
Clone (Nov)
Cyberforce (Oct)
Great Pacific (Nov)
Comeback (Nov)
Happy! (Sep) Grant Morrison’s new title with Darick Robertson (The Boys)
MacGyver: Fugitive Gauntlet (Oct) based on the tv show
Multiple Warheads: Alphabet to Infinity (Oct) Brandon Graham!
Non-Humans (Oct)
Nowhere Men (Nov)
Storm Dogs (Nov)
Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under! (Nov)
Point of Impact (Oct)
Where is Jake Ellis? (Nov)
Witch Doctor: Mal Practice

Graphic Novels and collected editions now available for order:
Star Bright and the Looking Glass
Retrovirus
Thought Bubble Anthology 2012
Spawn Origins Collection Deluxe Edition 3
The Couriers Complete Collection
Scene of the Crime Deluxe HC
Alpha Girl Vol. 1
Danger Club Vol. 1
Enormous Deluxe Edition
Frank Cho Women Book 2 HC (art book)
Witchblade Rebirth Vol. 2
Soho Dives, Soho Divas TP and Limited HC (art book)
Tales from Beyond Science HC
Walking Dead Vol.17: Something to Fear
The Walking Dead Covers Vol.2

MARVEL COMICS
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&shva=1#drafts/139da4eb51f59ea5

Please note: Given that Marvel is currently relaunching many books, if you are already getting the old title, your subscription will automatically be transferred to the new title unless you tell us you don’t want it.
If you want to add a new series from the list below (or a recently launched one like Gambit, Hawkeye and Captain Marvel please let us know) Marvel is launching the following new series in October and November – tell us if you want to add them to your subscription list:

A+X (Oct)
AVX: Consequences (Oct)
All-New X-Men (Nov)
Captain America (Oct) replaces Captain America
Daredevil: End Days (Oct)
Deadpool (Nov) replaces Deadpool
Fantastic Four (Nov) replaces Fantastic Four
FF (Nov) replaces FF
Indestructable Hulk (Nov) replaces Incredible Hulk
Iron Man (Nov) replaces Invincible Iron Man
Marvel Universe Vs. Avengers (Oct) new series
Minimum Carnage (Nov) new series
Punisher War Zone (Oct) replaces Punisher
Red She-Hulk (Oct) replaces Hulk
Spaceknights (Oct) mini-series
Thor, God of Thunder (Nov) replaces Mighty Thor
Ultimate Comics Iron Man (Oct) new series
Uncanny Avengers (Oct) new series
X-Men: Legacy (Nov) replaces X-Men Legacy

Graphic Novels and collected editions now available for order:
X-Force Omnibus Vol.1
Iron Man by Michelinie, Romita and Layton Omnibus Vol.1
Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Vol.5 TP
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Sub-Mariner Vol.1 TP
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Jungle Adventure Vol.3 HC
Deadpool Dead HC
Incredible Hulk by Jason Aaron Vol.2 HC
New Avengers: Breakout Prose Novel HC
Invincible Iron Man Vol.11 HC
Fantastic Four by Hickman Vol. 6 HC
Spider-Man: Danger Zone HC
Avengers by Bendis Vol.4 HC
Daredevil by Waid Vol.1 HC (new printing)
Journey into Mystery Vol.4 TP
Carnage USA TP
Captain Marvel Vol.1 TP
FF by Hickman Vol.3 TP
Daredevil by Waid Vol.2 TP
Captain America by Brubaker Vol.2 TP
Invincible Iron Man Vol.9 TP
Halo: Fall of Reach — Invasion TP
Winter Soldier Vol.2 TP
Avengers: X-Sanction TP
Avengers: Mythos TP
New Avengers by Bendis Vol.3 TP
Spider-Man: Trouble on the Horizon TP
Wolverine and the X-Men Alpha and Omega TP
Wolverine: Back in Japan TP
Untold Tales of Punisher Max TP
Space Punisher TP
Fury Max TP
X-Men Legacy Back to School TP
X-Factor Vol.17 TP
Incredible Hulk by Aaron Vol.1 TP
Muppets: The Four Seasons TP
X-Man: Dance with the Devil TP
Spider-Man: The Mutant Agenda TP
Essential X-Factor Vol.5 TP
Marvel Universe Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Comic Reader

DYNAMITE
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/dynamite-november-2012.html

New Series Launching this Fall:
Chosen (Oct)
Damsels (Sep)
Evil Ernie (Oct)
Garth Ennis’ Battlefields – The Green Fields Beyond (Nov)
Masks (Nov) ALEX ROSS!
Peter Cannon Thunderbolt (Sep)

Graphic Novels and collected editions now available for order:
Dejah Thoris and the White Apes of Mars TP
Eternity Kill TP
Kirby Genesis: The Silver Star Vol.1 TP
The Shadow Vol.1 TP

VALIANT

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=40362

New Series debuting this fall:
Shadowman (Nov)

Please let us know if you want to add any other Valiant series such as Harbinger, Archer and Armstrong, Bloodshot and X-O Manowar to your pull list.

 

A Kalleidoscopic KaffeeKlatch of Knowledgeability not to be Knocked by our customers on June 13th, 2012

COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #687 ENDS 3.99
AMERICAN VAMPIRE LORD OF NIGHTMARES #1 (OF 5) (MR) 2.99
AVENGERS #27 AVX 3.99
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #3 2ND PTG BAGLEY VAR  ) 3.99
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #4 3.99
AVX VS #3 (OF 6) 3.99
BATGIRL #10 2.99
BATMAN #10 3.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN #10 2.99
BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #3 2.99
BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #1 (OF 4) (MR) 3.99

Darwyn Cooke & Amanda Connor present us with the Watchman Universe’s own gogo heroine.

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #202 3.99
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #10 JEANTY VAR CVR 2.99
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #10 NOTO CVR 2.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #13 3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #632 2.99
COBRA ONGOING #14 3.99
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #5 3.5
DANCER #2 3.5
DEADPOOL #56 2.99
DEATHSTROKE #10 2.99
DEMON KNIGHTS #10 2.99
FANTASTIC FOUR #607 2.99
FATHOM VOL 4 #6 CVR B GUNNELL 3.5
FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #5 3.99
FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #10 2.99
GREEN LANTERN #10 2.99
GREEN LANTERN THE ANIMATED SERIES #3 2.99
GRIFTER #10 2.99
HONEY WEST #6 (RES) (C: 0-1-0) 3.99
INCORRUPTIBLE #30 3.99
INCREDIBLE HULK #9 3.99
INVINCIBLE #92 2.99
KEVIN KELLER #3 2.99
KIRBY GENESIS CAPTAIN VICTORY #5 3.99
KISS #1 3.99
LEGION LOST #10 2.99
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #3 2ND PTG 3.5
MARVEL ZOMBIES DESTROY #3 (OF 5) 3.99
MASSIVE #1 WOOD CVR 3.5
MIGHTY THOR #15 3.99
MIND THE GAP #2 CVR A 2.99
MIND THE GAP #2 CVR B FRANCAVILLA 2.99
PLANETOID #1 2.99
POPEYE #1 (OF 4) 2ND PTG (PP #1023) 3.99
RAVAGERS #2 2.99
RED SONJA WITCHBLADE #4 3.99
RESURRECTION MAN #10 2.99
SAGA #1 5TH PTG (MR) 2.99
SAGA #3 2ND PTG (MR) 2.99
SAUCER COUNTRY #4 (MR) 2.99
SCARLET SPIDER #6 2.99
SHADE #9 (OF 12) 2.99
SKULLKICKERS #15 3.5
SPIDER-MEN #1 (OF 5) 3.99

In SPIDER-MEN #1 MILES MORALES and PETER PARKER make the first official Ultimate Universe and 616 crossover – MARVEL TEAM-UP, anyone?

SPONGEBOB COMICS #9 2.99
STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT ESCAPE #1 (OF 5) CARRE CVR (C: 1-0-0 3.5
STEED AND MRS PEEL #6 (OF 6) 3.99
STRAIN #5 (OF 12) (MR) 3.5
SUICIDE SQUAD #10 2.99
SUPERBOY #10 2.99
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES COLOR CLASSICS #2 (C: 1-0-0) 3.99
THIEF OF THIEVES #1 4TH PTG 2.99
THIEF OF THIEVES #2 4TH PTG 2.99
THIEF OF THIEVES #3 4TH PTG 2.99
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #13 3.99
UNCANNY X-FORCE #26 3.99
UNTOLD TALES OF PUNISHER MAX #1 (OF 5) 4.99
VAMPIRELLA #18 3.99
WARLORD OF MARS #18 (MR) 3.99
WARRIORS OF MARS #3 (MR) 3.99
X-MEN #30 3.99
X-MEN LEGACY #268 AVX 2.99

Heeee’s BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK
(in stock!)

GRAPHIC NOVELS AND REORDERS
ALEX TOTH ADVENTURES JON FURY IN JAPAN SPECIAL ED 11
BATTLE SCARS TP 16.99
BATWOMAN HC VOL 01 HYDROLOGY 22.99
BERNIE WRIGHTSONS FRANKENSTEIN HC (4TH PTG) 34.99
BINKY GN VOL 02 TO THE RESCUE 8.95
BINKY GN VOL 03 UNDER PRESSURE 8.95
CEREBUS TP VOL 05 JAKAS STORY 30
CROSSED TP VOL 01 (MR) 24.99
WALT DISNEY’s MICKEY MOUSE HC VOL 03 HIGH NOON AT INFERNO GULCH 29.99
ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 11 19.99
INFINITY GAUNTLET TP 24.99
JOE KUBERT HT DRAW FROM LIFE HC (C: 0-1-2) 34.95
JOSS WHEDONS FRAY FUTURE SLAYER TP 19.99
JUSTICE TP 29.99
LEONARD STARRS MARY PERKINS ON STAGE TP VOL 03 21.95
LEONARD STARRS MARY PERKINS ON STAGE TP VOL 04 24.95
LEONARD STARRS MARY PERKINS ON STAGE TP VOL 05 24.95
LEONARD STARRS MARY PERKINS ON STAGE TP VOL 07 24.95
LEONARD STARRS MARY PERKINS ON STAGE TP VOL 08 24.95
LEONARD STARRS MARY PERKINS ON STAGE TP VOL 09 24.95
MAD ARCHIVES HC VOL 01 49.99
MONSTERS VS KITTENS SC 5.99
NEXUS AS IT HAPPENED TP VOL 01 9.99
NEXUS SPACE OPERA TP 14.95
ORC STAIN TP VOL 01 (MR) 17.99
SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY TP VOL 02 (OF 2) 29.99
SHAME GN VOL 01 CONCEPTION (MR)  9.99
STAN LEE HOW TO DRAW COMICS SC  24.99
THREE THIEVES GN VOL 02 SIGN O/T BLACK ROCK 8.95
TINTIN COMP COMPANION HC 35
TINY TITANS GROWING UP TINY TP 12.99
TUMOR HC W/ DUST JACKET (MR) 14.95
WATCHMEN THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC 99.99

Remember when comics were fun? Art Balthesar sure does – this the cover for his TINY TITANS collection.

Join Us For A Judicious Jamboree of Joy and Jubilance (in comic book form) on June 5th, 2012

Once again a HUUUUUGE week here at The Lounge with a wide variety of new releases and a good number of old favorites finally available for purchase again. It would be foolish to pretend the biggest event in new comics releases this week isn’t BEYOND WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #1 – so take your sides as to whether or not it’s an aberration of creative bankruptcy or another example of a great comic by our pal Darwyn Cooke (for the record – we’re in the Great Comic camp).  Kev seems to be really excited by the arrival of Valiant’s HARBINGER #1 as well as the second issue of X-O MANOWAR. LOUNGE favourite POPEYE finds its second issue on our stand, as well as works by LOUNGE -pals Ramón Pérez (A TALE OF SAND – back in stock!), and Micheal Cho (BACK ALLEYS AND URBAN LANDSCAPES). Did we mention LOXLEYS AND THE WAR OF 1812 by Allen Grant, Claude St. Aubin, and Lovern Kindzierski? Because we sure should – historical drama and a kid-friendly storyline makes for one of the best indie books we’ve seen in a long time.  Top it off with a broad variety of books on drawing by ANDREW LOOMIS, BURNE HOGARTH and other assorted artbooks and there’s a little something for everyone

DARWYN COOKE!! DARWYN COOKE!! DARWYN COOOOOOOKE!!!!

A TALE OF SAND HC     $29.95  <—- BACK IN STOCK!

ACTION COMICS #10     $3.99

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #4     $2.99

ANDREW LOOMIS DRAWING HEAD & HANDS HC     $39.95

ANDREW LOOMIS FIGURE DRAWING FOR ALL ITS WORTH HC     $39.95

ANDREW LOOMIS SUCCESFUL DRAWING HC     $39.95 <—- BACK IN STOCK!

ANIMAL MAN #10     $2.9

AVENGERS ACADEMY #31 AVX     $2.99

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #5 (OF 12) AVX     $3.99

BACK ALLEYS AND URBAN LANDSCAPES GN     $19.95

BATWING #10     $2.99

BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #1 (OF 6) (MR)     $3.99

BLEEDING COOL MAGAZINE #0 (MR)     $1.49

BOYS #67 (MR)     $3.99

BOYS TP VOL 11     $19.99

Rich Johnson’s comics and media news-and-views site finally has a print edition – we hope they have Blind Items!
CREATOR OWNED HEROES #1     $3.99

CREEPY PRESENTS BERNIE WRIGHTSON HC     $19.99 <—- BACK IN STOCK!

CRYPT OF HORROR #14     $29.95

DARK AVENGERS #175     $2.99

DEFENDERS #7     $3.99

DETECTIVE COMICS #10     $3.99

DIAL H #2     $2.99

DREADSTAR THE BEGINNING HC     $29.99 <—- BACK IN STOCK!

EARTH 2 #2     $2.99

ED THE HAPPY CLOWN HC     $24.95

EPIC KILL #2     $2.99

EXTERMINATION #1     $1.00

FAIREST #4     $2.99

FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #251 BELA LUGOSI CVR     $12.99

FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #3     $3.99

FURY MAX #3     $3.99

GARFIELD #2     $3.99

GI COMBAT #2     $3.99

GREEN ARROW #10     $2.99

GRENDEL BEHOLD THE DEVIL HC     $19.99 <—- BACK IN STOCK!

HARBINGER (ONGOING) #1 PULLBOX SUAYAN CVR     $3.99

HARBINGER (ONGOING) #1 REG LOZZI CVR     $3.99

HOWARD CHAYKIN POWER & GLORY TP     $19.99 <—- BACK IN STOCK!

HULK #5     $2.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #518     $3.99

IZOMBIE #26 (MR)     $2.99

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #639     $2.99LEGEND OF OZ THE WICKED WEST #4     $3.50

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #20     $3.99

LOXLEYS AND THE WAR OF 1812 HC     $19.99

MIGHTY THOR ANNUAL #1     $4.99

MORE THAN COMPLETE ACTION PHILOSOPHERS TP     $24.95  <—- BACK IN STOCK!

MORNING GLORIES #19 (MR)     $2.99

MUDMAN #4     $3.50

NIGHT FORCE #4 (OF 7)     $2.99

PANTHA #1     $3.99

POPEYE #2     $3.99

PRINCE VALIANT HC VOL 05 1945-1946     $29.99

PROPHECY #1     $3.99

We never dreamed that we would be managing a shop where the spinach-swallowing Sailor Man outsold Batman, Spider-Man and X-Men comics – and yet he does.  You people ROCK- and so does Roger Langridge and Ken Wheaton’s POPEYE.

RED LANTERNS #10     $2.99

RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE #123     $9.95

SAGA #2 VAR CVR 2ND PTG     $2.99  <—- BACK IN STOCK!

SCARY GODMOTHER DARK HORSE ED HC     $24.99 <—- BACK IN STOCK!

SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #22     $2.99

SECRET #2       $3.50

SIGNAL TO NOISE 2ND ED HC     $24.95 <—- BACK IN STOCK!

SIX FROM SIRIUS TP VOL 01 MASS MKT CVR TP     $19.99 <—- BACK IN STOCK!

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #2     $3.99

SPAWN #220     $3.99

SPIDER-MAN BIG TIME ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP     $39.99

STORMWATCH #10     $2.99

SUPER DINOSAUR #11     $2.99

SWAMP THING #10     $2.99

SWEET TOOTH #34 (MR)     $2.99

TALE OF ONE BAD RAT HC (MR)     $19.99  <—- BACK IN STOCK!

THE SPIDER #2     $3.99

THIEF OF THIEVES #5     $2.99

THOR BY WALTER SIMONSON OMNIBUS HC     $125.00  <—- BACK IN STOCK!

TRIO #2     $3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #11     $3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #13 AVX     $3.99

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 16 A LARGER WORLD (MR)     $14.99

WATCHMEN TP     $19.99   <—- BACK IN STOCK!

WINTER SOLDIER #6     $2.99

WORLDS FINEST #2     $2.99

X-FACTOR #237     $2.99

X-MEN CLAREMONT AND LEE OMNIBUS HC VOL 01     $125.00 <—- BACK IN STOCK!

X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) #2     $3.99

X-STATIX OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 <—- BACK IN STOCK!

ZORRO MATANZAS TP     $14.99

An outstanding book that you should have – Kev & Joe can’t praise this one enough.

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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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

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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.