THEY CALLED US ENEMYOOOOO

In a stunning graphic memoir, actor/author/activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon — and America itself — in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.

George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father’s — and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future.

In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten “relocation centers,” hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard.

They Called Us Enemy is Takei’s firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother’s hard choices, his father’s faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future.

What is American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do? To answer these questions, George Takei joins co-writers Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker for the journey of a lifetime.

They Called Us Enemy
by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, & Harmony Becker
ISBN 978-1-60309-450-4 • Diamond: MAR190630
$19.99 (US) • black & white interiors • for young adults (13+) and up
a 192-page softcover graphic novel with flaps • 6.5″ x 9″

For more information, go to www.topshelfcomix.com

FLLibrary Takes Flight at the Airport

FLLibrary Takes Flight at the Airport
Visitors to Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) can get free music and movies “on the fly” at the new Broward County FLLibrary, a satellite library location featuring the latest in streaming media technology.

The FLLibrary opened Wednesday, June 12th and is located between Terminals 3 and 4. At this innovative new space, passengers can relax, recharge their devices and recharge their minds with free music and movies. The walls of the FLLibrary have QR codes that passengers can scan to get an online Instant eCard and have immediate access to free online music and movies.

This is the latest partnership for the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Broward County Library. In 2011, the airport was the first in the world to broadcast a QR code directing travelers to free online library materials. For more information, go to www.broward.org/Library/Pages/default.aspx

TRANSFORMERS/ GHOSTBUSTERS #1

“GHOSTS OF CYBERTRON” PART 1! After years of civil war, the Autobots fled Cyberton, leaving their home planet in the evil clutches of Megatron and his Decepticons. Years later and millions of miles away, the Autobots pick up a Cybertronian distress signal from a mysterious planet called Earth. The ghostly signal shouldn’t exist, and it’ll bring Optimus Prime and his team—including brand-new Autobot ECTOTRON—face-to-face with… the GHOSTBUSTERS!

For more information, go to idwpublishing.com

Spotlight on Classics on Infinite Earths

n this series, acclaimed comics scholar Dr. Julian Darius argues that the DC Universe is old enough to have produced a canon of classic stories. Here, he analyzes this canon as it pertains to the Justice League and DC’s universe-wide crossovers.

Since 1940, DC Comics has been bringing its heroes together, first as the Justice Society, then (beginning in 1960) as the Justice League, and finally (beginning in 1985) in universe-wide crossovers. Shared super-hero universes achieved widespread attention in the wake of Marvel’s movies, but DC’s been paving the way since 1940.

A decade in the making, Classics on Infinite Earths takes readers on a tour of this history, using discussion of classic stories as a unique way of illuminating the history and evolution of the DC Universe. In the process, Dr. Julian Darius offers what may be the very first long-term study of how to manage such a shared universe.

The book runs 428 pages.

The book is now is available in print and on Kindle. For more information, go to sequart.org/books/8/classics-on-infinite-earths-the-justice-league-and-dc-crossover-canon/

Surfside Girls

Sam and Jade are back! Get ready for more ancient mysteries, beautiful beaches, cute boys, and wild adventures in this delightful full-color graphic novel.

When one of the ghosts from Danger Point gets… spooked, it’s time for Sam and Jade to pull out the Journal of Weird and jump into action! Trying to solve this two-hundred-year-old mystery takes the girls all over their town and beyond, all while Surfside’s Annual Surf Competition is going on. Add to the mix a cute surfer boy, a mysterious mustached man with a guitar, and a very jealous Sam — can the surfing sleuths save the day again?

Surfside Girls (Book Two): The Mystery at the Old Rancho by Kim Dwinell
$14.99 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-447-4 • Diamond order code: FEB190753
208 pages • full color • softcover graphic novel w/flaps • 6″ x 9″

More information, go to topshelfcomix.com

Penny Nichols

Somehow, sarcastic Penny’s gotten roped into helping make an amateur slasher film. With a team of flakes and weirdos, she’s probably the only one who can save this stupid movie… but maybe it can save her, too. Now can somebody please stop that dog from licking the fake blood?

“I never wanted to be a teacher or lawyer. I never wanted to be anything, really.” Stuck working mind-numbing temp jobs, Penny Nichols yearns to break free from the rut she’s found herself in. When, by chance, she falls in with a group of misfits making a no-budget horror movie called “Blood Wedding,” everything goes sideways. Soon her days are overrun with gory props, failed Shakespearean actors, a horny cameraman, and a disappearing director. Somehow Penny must hold it all together and keep the production from coming apart at the seams. This hilarious original graphic novel is a loving tribute to the chaos and camaraderie of DIY filmmaking, and the ways we find our future — and our family — in the unlikeliest of places.

Penny Nichols by MK Reed, Greg Means, & Matt Wiegle
$19.99 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-448-1 • Diamond order code: FEB190752
208 pages • black & white • softcover graphic novel w/ flaps • 6″ x 9″

More information, go to topshelfcomix.com

Amigo Comics June 2019 Solicitations

The saga of Marshall Lozen continues in the Gargantuan book! The second miniseries of Straitjacket ends with the most gore-madness-insanity and horrific way! And at last, we are happy to finally release the trade of Planet of Daemons GN! Magistrate Amos is out there to hunt some daemons in their own turfs!

Don’t forget to ask your LCS for our books, or check our online store! Don’t miss them, our print runs are small!

The Straitjacket series has been optioned for a TV Series… Soon more news about this!

Amigo Comics! Look for us in Diamond Previews!

Amigo Comics! We’ve even got corner boxes on the cover!

And remember: PRE-ORDER!! Preferably via your friendly neighborhood comic book dealer!

PS Previews off all below titles can be found on our website.

Gargantuan #2

W) Colleen Douglas (A) Luis Czerniawski (CA) Hugo Petrus

Gargantuan; ancient bio machines, fused with alien DNA, buried in the planet intended for use with specific persons carrying the compatible ancestral genes of the designers. Sarah Lozen dreams of them and sees the capabilities of their true power; the future of mankind is earmarked Hominid!
In Shops: Jun 19, 2019
Final Orders Due: May 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“With the words of Colleen Douglas, the art by Luis Czerniawski, the covers by Hugo Petrus and the lettering by Ferran Delgado, this story is back bigger than ever!” -El Torres

STRAITJACKET VOL 2 #4 (OF 4) (MR)
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(W) El Torres (A/CA) Juanfra Mb
The cult is on fire and Alex is on the run from the FBI again. The Third Brother looks for a way to enter into this side… And the only chance the Wagners have to stop him is to step in the Otherside, both of them, with no option to return!
In Shops: Jun 19, 2019
Final Orders Due: May 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99
The Straitjacket series has been optioned for a TV Series! More info soon! A trip to the dark side of the mind and reality, lead by the Wagner brothers. One is dead, the other is insane… or perhaps too sane.

And we even had a short film, directed by upcoming star Iván Mulero with some of the best Spanish actors ever! Check the trailer (sorry, just in Spanish):

Gargantuan #0

Writer: El Torres
Art: Rubén Rojas
Color: Rubén Rojas/Carmelo González
UPC Code: 689247545743-00011
MAR191433-STL116663
28 pages FC
TEEN + READERS

An issue #0 where the end of the world begins!
They were the Giants that once ruled the Earth. Now they only exist in nightmares as Marshall Sarah Lozen has. And she doesn’t know that her pursuit of the criminal rockstar Crius will end with the rise of The Gargantuan – and the end of the life on Earth as we know it!

“Gargantuan was one of the first projects we had in Amigo Comics, and sadly, the first one we had to discontinue”, says creator El Torres. “But now, with the words of Colleen Douglas, the art by Luis Czerniawski, the covers by Hugo Petrus and the lettering by Ferran Delgado, this story is back bigger than ever!”

“But we had some sad feelings about all the wonderful work that Rubén Rojas did for the series that was going to be discarded… So we arranged an issue #0 with all of it, this one, to be offered with a reduced price”, continues El Torres. “So, this is your chance to start with the Gargantuan series. We hope you like this story with giant monsters and a brave warrior woman!”.

Nasty Pills #2 (of 2)

Writer: Massacre
Art: Massacre
Color: Dani Seijas
UPC Code:689247545736-00211
MAR191436-STL116659
48 pages FC
MATURE READERS

May Campbell is falling into a spiral of self-destruction and bloody rampage against the mobsters who killed her lover. They were just two women in love. Now, one of them is an insane, blood-thirsty, killing machine. Read the conclusion of this white-knuckle action book by indie creator Massacre!

The indie artist behind the fan-favorites Sidney Hammer and Hidden Blood delivers another crazy pulp-action story with guns, sex and mayhem!

Titan: Mother of Monsters GN

Writer: Colleen Douglas
Art: André Stahlschmidt, Wesllei Manoel
Cover: Hugo Petrus
ISBN: 978-8415225027-51999
MAR191438-STL116659
116 pages FC
TEEN + READERS

The Elder Gods are not as you think!

They only have one rule: “None Shall Be Greater Than Another.” Titan is an astronaut and the reincarnation of The Mother of Monsters. Her uncle wants control of her cosmic power. To get it he will blow up her home, murder her mother, and lobotomize her father… and yet, he is just a pawn.

The fan-favorite series featuring the Lovecraftian Elder beings… with a sci-fi twist collected at last!

Planet of Daemons

Amigo Comics are thrilled to announce that the first collection of their acclaimed miniseries PLANET OF DAEMONS is heading to the shops in May 2019! Described by one reviewer as “like a Hammer Horror film written by Neil Gaiman”, PLANET OF DAEMONS: THE EYE OF LUCIFER is a bewitching story of occult adventure created by the British duo of writer Kevin Gunstone (FUTURE PRIMITIVE) and artist Paul Moore (THE LAST HUNT).

Set in the arcane realm of the Qliphoth and 17th century New England, Planet of Daemons follows the fortunes of Amos Deathridge, a former Puritan magistrate who now serves as jailer of the daemons and evil spirits who cast a sinister influence over mankind.

In The Eye of Lucifer, Amos arrives on the world of Sathariel pursuing a daemon of war. But in the ruins of the Palace of Lilith, he witnesses the hatching of an all-powerful Succubus Queen – a reincarnated soul who shares a puzzling connection to his past. Amos, to solve the riddle of her identity, must enter Sathariel’s dread labyrinth and confront the truth behind the tragic events leading to his arrival in the Qliphoth years earlier…

Commenting on the Planet TPB’s imminent release, co-creator Kevin Gunstone remarked: “I can’t wait to see Planet in one volume as I think it’s definitely a story best read together. I was delighted with the audience reaction when the series was first published and it was a real pleasure to work with artists as talented as Paul and Stefan, who created a fantastically evocative atmosphere. We look forward to continuing Amos’ adventures in the Qliphoth soon… I also can’t thank Amigo Comics and El Torres enough for the patience and support he’s shown Planet – which I’m sure I tested at times!”

For more information, go to amigocomics.com

American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #1

The new and old gods agree to meet in the center of America to exchange the body of the old gods’ fallen leader–heading toward the inevitable god war in this final arc of the bestselling comics series!

The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a graphic novel! For more information, go to

GOOSEBUMPS: HORRORS OF THE WITCH HOUSE #1

When young tech entrepreneur Veruca Curry buys the old Whaley House, the kids in town are worried the ghosts who haunt it will get her. But when they discover Veruca’s horrible secret, it will turn their world upside-down! For more information, go to

A Celebration of Star Wars

A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe examines the entire Star Wars saga on the large and small screens. From theatrical films to TV movies, from cartoons and commercials to variety shows and video-based amusement-park rides, the mythos continues to keep audiences glued to their seats. The book even features a foreword by Scott Chernoff!

The book runs 354 pages and is available in print and on Kindle. (Just a reminder: you don’t need a Kindle device to read Kindle-formatted books; you can download a free Kindle reader for most computers, phones, and tablets.) Find out more on the book’s official page.

A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Exploring Star Wars Comics examines the entire history of Star Wars comic books, from Marvel to Dark Horse and everything in between. From Jaxxon to Cody Sunn-Childe, from Ulic Qel-Droma to Lady Lumiya, find out how comics helped to keep the Star Wars universe alive, and why you’re missing out if you’re not reading them. The book even features a foreword by fan-favorite Star Wars comics writer John Ostrander!

This book runs 340 pages and is available in print and on Kindle. Find out more on the book’s official page.

A Move Civilized Age: Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe examines the more than 250 Star Wars novels that developed the Star Wars mythos well beyond merely a series of films and television shows. The Expanded Universe — re-branded as “Legends” following Disney’s acquisition of the franchise — has grown exponentially, comprising not only the books but also comics, video games, radio shows, role-playing games, and more. The book features contributions by fan-favorite Star Wars novelists Timothy Zahn and Ryder Windham.

This book runs 348 pages and in available in print and on Kindle. Find out more on the book’s official page.

May the Force be with you! And be sure to follow the entire book series on its Facebook page!

The Mignola Verse

Sequart is proud to announce the publication of The Mignolaverse: Hellboy and the Comics Art of Mike Mignola, edited by S.G. Hammond.

In 1993, Mike Mignola debuted Hellboy, beginning a universe that would expand to include hundreds of comics and characters. Today, the Mignolaverse is the largest creator-owned comics universe, inspiring multiple live-action movies, animated films, and video games.

The Mignolaverse: Hellboy and the Comics Art of Mike Mignola, edited by S.G. Hammond, examines Mignola’s comics and the sprawling Mignolaverse mythos. The book explores Mignola’s artistic growth, collaborators, panel compositions, influences, and major themes, among other topics. It’s a must for any Mignola fan!

For more information, go to http://sequart.org/books/37/the-mignolaverse-hellboy-and-the-comics-art-of-mike-mignola/

Amigo Comics April 2019

Amigo Comics’ imprint – Sallybooks – is intended for children and young teens.

Amigo Comics! Look for us in Diamond Previews!

Amigo Comics! We’ve even got corner boxes on the cover!

And remember: PRE-ORDER!! Preferably via your friendly neighborhood comic book dealer!

PS Previews off all below titles can be found on our website.

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Straitjacket vol 2 #2 (of 4)

Writer: El Torres
Art: JuanFra MB

28 pages, $3.99.

Maybe Alex Wagner escaped from the high-security prison, but now she’s trapped in the Otherside! His brother is now in command of her body, wandering in a world strange to him. An easy prey for one brainwashing cult… commanded by someone who can see that Alex is a body with two souls.

The acclaimed horror miniseries Straitjacket continues! A trip to the dark side of the mind and reality, lead by the Wagner brothers. One is dead, the other is insane… or perhaps too sane. The Straitjacket series has been optioned for a TV Series… Soon more news about this!

God of Bad Men #3 (of 4)

Writer: Colleen Douglas
Art: Chris Zero
Letters:Ferran Delgado
Cover: Chris Zero

28 pages, $3.99

In the vortex of chaos, Nomac reveals that earth is contaminated and slated for deconstruction, forcing Ray to choose between his life or the world’s, but Ray is finding the prospect daunting when he uncovers Nomac’s identity as the quintessential God of Bad Men, the DEVIL himself.

Colleen Douglas (Women in Comics) explores the truth behind the Fallen Angel mixed with an epic, plenty of action, Sci-Fi story!

The Blackening #6 (of 6) FINALE

Writer: Massimo Rosi
Art: Antonello Consentino & Samuele Coletti
Color: Antonello Consentino & Renato Stevanato

28 pages FC
TEEN + READERS
32 pages, $3.99

Tony’s soul is more like a shadow inside a dead, cold, metal body. He puts everything on the line watching inside the suburban cyber hell, ready to sacrifice everything at this point, but he sadly discovers how much he still has to lose if he doesn’t preserve the only light in that terrible dark world: his daughter.

NASTY PILLS #1 (of 2)

Author(s): Massacre
Artist(s): Massacre & Dani Seijas
Cover Artist(s): Massacre

Intended Audience: Mature Readers
Genre Pulp, Violence
Format Magazine, FC, 48 pages
Retail Price: $4,99

She’s on a wild rampage after her lover’s death. Driven by drugs and thirst of revenge, May Campbell has a plan and won’t let anyone stop her… But what does she want? What does she seek? Justice, revenge, or a painful and confusing mix of the two? Nasty Pills is the new action thriller by indie creator Massacre!

Penny Nichols

Somehow, sarcastic Penny’s gotten roped into helping make an amateur slasher film. With a team of flakes and weirdos, she’s probably the only one who can save this stupid movie… but maybe it can save her, too. Now can somebody please stop that dog from licking the fake blood?

“I never wanted to be a teacher or lawyer. I never wanted to be anything, really.” Stuck working mind-numbing temp jobs, Penny Nichols yearns to break free from the rut she’s found herself in. When, by chance, she falls in with a group of misfits making a no-budget horror movie called “Blood Wedding,” everything goes sideways. Soon her days are overrun with gory props, failed Shakespearean actors, a horny cameraman, and a disappearing director. Somehow Penny must hold it all together and keep the production from coming apart at the seams. This hilarious original graphic novel is a loving tribute to the chaos and camaraderie of DIY filmmaking, and the ways we find our future — and our family — in the unlikeliest of places

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #75

My Little Pony celebrates 75 issues of friendship and fun with this double-sized adventure! When a chance purchase leads to a legendary quest for a missing constellation, the ponies reach for the stars and find themselves in the path of their most galactic villain yet… the chaotic Cosmos!