G.I. JOE #1

Tyranny is on the rise as Cobra topples governments and spreads its ruthless power across the globe. In these trying times, desperate measures are taken. The new G.I. Joe program recruits civilian spies and saboteurs: ordinary people living in occupied territories who will put their lives on the line to strike back through clandestine but high-impact missions.

Join these new recruits as they resist Cobra control, fight to make a better world for all, and find out just what they are capable of.

THESE SAVAGE SHORES #5

The 2019 hit series concludes with #5 out in stores on October 9th. This book has seen a lot of love and success and that is in no small measure thanks to reviewers and press who have been vocal about it. Endings are always difficult and beautiful things. We put a lot of love and work into this one. Thank you for taking the time to review it!

“In the aftermath of war, victories and defeats are counted. But there are things lost that can never be regained. And so, a monster now travels to a civilized land for a final confrontation. A clash of ideologies that will leave in its wake a devastation of the soul. Along These Savage Shores from whence the monsters came to a world full of good men.”

Red 5 Comics Preview – October Comics

Our Free Comic Book Day 2019 offering has been revealed! It will feature the debut of “The Dark Age” by Don Dandfield, the co-creator of “The Rift”. It will also feature the return of “Afterburn” in an original short story just for FCBD. This will lead into the debut of a new series ahead of the movie starring Gerard Butler! More details below:

(W) Don Handfield, Scott Chitwood (A) Rod Thornton, Leonardo Rodrigues

In 2019, a gray haze descends on planet earth and reduces every known metal to worthless piles of rust. With no technology remaining, humanity reverts to a violent feudal system ruled by knights of wood, stone and plastic, this is the new Dark Age. Also included is the return of Afterburn, soon to be a major motion picture! After a solar flare wipes out half the earth, Jake and his treasure hunters raid what’s left behind. Post-apocalyptic mayhem is unleashed in Russia in this original short story.

TRANSFORMERS: GALAXIES #1

Cybertron, a planet of vast beauty and extraordinary cities, wasn’t always so perfect. After the War Against the Threefold Spark, Cybertron was decimated, and new bots—the Constructicons—emerged to help rebuild it grander and more amazing than ever before. But where are these bots now? Why have they been erased from Cybertron’s history? And what are they planning to do about it? Find out in “Constructicons Rising,” Part One!

For more information, go to idw.com

Tomorrow Forever

Is passion, discipline, and belief in one’s self enough? Josh Bayer’s character, Theth, battles hunger, poverty, discouragement, and depression to attempt to create something of value. Does he have what it takes or is he kidding himself?

7.25″x10.125″ 174 pages Full Color TPB

$24.99 Currently on back-order. We will try to fill your order ASAP. You can also order from Diamond Previews.

STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER’S CASTLE #1

Return to Vader’s Castle for a spooky spin on your favorite villains from a galaxy far, far away…

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars Galaxy and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asajj Ventress, Jabba the Hutt—all under the shadow of Darth Vader!

Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott, with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire, Francesco Francavilla, Kelley Jones, Megan Levens, and Charles Paul Wilson III!

For more information, go to idw.com

Vengeance of Vampirella #1

Originally debuting in 1994, Vengeance of Vampirella portrayed a more savage and feral look at the Daughter of Drakulon.

Set 25 years after the initial series, Vampirella is Dead!? Humanity holds on, but barely, the playthings and slaves of a multitude of supernatural monstrosities that have made the earth their own.

Mistress Nyx continues to rule the planet, her Chaos Lords reigning over the various regions of the world, but she is getting bored – There’s no one to challenge her!

That is, until a small, but determined rebellion finds what could be their savior or seal their doom!

For more information, go to tfaw.com

Incoming #1

ONE WILL UNITE THEM! A mysterious murder brings together the heroes of the Marvel Universe in the search for a killer – but no one can imagine where the trail will lead, or how it will affect everything in 2020 and beyond!

Who is the victim and who is the assailant? The closing chapter to MARVEL’s 80th year, which will connect the dots of everything that happened in 2019 and propel the narrative into the year that is to come!

Featuring the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, Spider-Man, the Champions, the Agents of Atlas, Valkyrie, the Immortal Hulk, Jessica Jones, Venom, Ghost Rider, the Masked Raider and more!

For more information, go to tfaw.com

Grendel Devil’s Odyssey #1

All-new Grendel from Matt Wagner! Grendel Prime searches the stars for a new home for mankind, and Matt Wagner returns to his darkest creation!

As civilization comes to an end on Earth, the final Grendel Khan gives Grendel Prime a new directive: Find a perfect planet to be the new home for the human race.

But will the deadly and relentless paladin ultimately save humanity . . . or destroy it?

For more information, go to tfaw.com

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN Concludes!

Welcome to the story to end all stories. Two decades of literary League lunacy have all been building to this, the most ambitious meta-comic imaginable.

After an epic twenty-year journey through the entirety of human culture – the biggest cross-continuity ‘universe’ that is conceivable – Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill conclude both their legendary League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and their equally legendary comic-book careers with the series’ spectacular fourth and final volume, The Tempest. Tying up the slenderest of plot threads and allusions from the three preceding volumes, The Black Dossier, and the Nemo trilogy into a dazzling and ingenious bow, the world’s most accomplished and bad-tempered artist-writer team use their most stylistically adventurous outing yet to display the glories of the medium they are leaving; to demonstrate the excitement that attracted them to the field in the first place; and to analyse, critically and entertainingly, the reasons for their departure.

Opening simultaneously in the panic-stricken headquarters of British Military Intelligence, the fabled Ayesha’s lost African city of Kor and the domed citadel of ‘We’ on the devastated Earth of the year 2,996, the dense and yet furiously-paced narrative hurtles like an express locomotive across the fictional globe from Lincoln Island to modern America to the Blazing World; from the Jacobean antiquity of Prospero’s Men to the superhero-inundated pastures of the present to the unimaginable reaches of a shimmering science-fiction future. With a cast-list that includes many of the most iconic figures from literature and pop culture, and a tempo that conveys the terrible momentum of inevitable events, this is literally and literarily the story to end all stories. Originally published as a six-issue run of unfashionable, outmoded and flimsy children’s comics that would make you appear emotionally backward if you read them on the bus, this climactic magnum opus also reprints classic English super-team publication The Seven Stars from the murky black-and-white reaches of 1964. A magnificent celebration of everything comics were, are and could be, any appreciator or student of the medium would be unwise to miss The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume IV: THE TEMPEST.

Co-Published by Top Shelf Productions (US) and Knockabout (UK).

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol IV): The Tempest — HARDCOVER
by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill
ISBN 978-1-60309-456-6 • Diamond: MAY190661
$29.99 (US) • full-color interiors • for mature readers
a 224-page hardcover graphic novel • free 3-D glasses • 6 5/8″ x 10 3/8″

Cosmoknights

For this ragtag band of space gays,
liberation means beating the patriarchy at its own game.

Pan’s life used to be very small. Work in her dad’s body shop, sneak out with her friend Tara to go dancing, and watch the skies for freighter ships. It didn’t even matter that Tara was a princess… until one day it very much did matter, and Pan had to say goodbye forever.

Years later, when a charismatic pair of off-world gladiators show up on her doorstep, she finds that life may not be as small as she thought.

On the run and off the galactic grid, Pan discovers the astonishing secrets of her neo-medieval world… and the intoxicating possibility of burning it all down.

Cosmoknights (Book One) by Hannah Templer
ISBN 978-1-60309-454-2 • Diamond: MAY190659
$19.99 (US) • full-color interiors • Adult/YA crossover
a 216-page softcover graphic novel with flaps, • 6 5/8″ x 10 3/8″

Johnny Boo (Book 10): Johnny Boo and the Midnight Monsters

Are you scared of the dark? Did you know that when the clock strikes twelve, that’s when the midnight monsters come out? Johnny Boo knows, but that won’t stop him from skateboarding on the back of a wild Tiger and plucking pumpkin ice cream from the gaping maw of a Spooky Tree. He does it all to impress Susie Boom, the cute little girl ghost who lives on the moon. Hopefully she’s watching everything with her telescope! “These are the kind of comics that win Eisner Awards,” says Eisner Award winner James Kochalka. — a 40-page, full-color hardcover graphic novel (6” x 9”)

For more information, go to www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/johnny-boo-book-10-johnny-boo-and-the-midnight-monsters/1028

strayed #1

Most cats have nine lives, but the fates of billions rest on this feline.

In the far future, a military-industrial complex reigns over all humanity and actively destroys distant alien worlds. The galaxy’s only hope can be found through an unlikely pair: an astral-projecting cat named Lou and his loving owner Kiara. Trading nine lives for the well-being of billions, their revolt is a battle for love, friendship, compassion, and the soul of humanity.

CREATORS:

Writer: Carlos Giffoni
Artist: Juan Doe

For more information, go to darkhorse.com

Geek Girl Crime War

Created and written by Sam Johnson (The Almighties, Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman) and illustrated by Carlos Granda (Charmed, Grimm Fairy Tales), the original Geek-Girl Mini-Series introduced the world to attractive, popular Maine college co-ed Ruby Kaye – a girl used to getting whatever she wants…

On a drunken whim, Ruby landed a pair of power-inducing super-tech glasses from her college’s resident brainiac; but rather than impressing her friends, Ruby alienated the majority of her clique while klutzily trying to demonstrate her new-found abilities – accidentally knocking drinks over their expensive designer dresses. Her BFF Summer James was into what Ruby could do now, though – and pushed her into trying to be a super-hero (jokily giving her the moniker ‘Geek-Girl,’ following her klutzy actions) – which climaxed with Ruby stopping super-villain Lightning Storm from taking over their city of Maine but, electrocuted by Lightning Storm in the process, getting left in a coma!

Johnson brings us up to speed for the new Geek-Girl: Crime War TPB – collecting the first four issues of Geek-Girl’s new, ongoing series: “Summer’s feeling a bit responsible for what happened to Ruby, and has got the super-tech glasses and is trying to fill in for her as ‘Geek-Girl’. Jock super-hero Pit Bull has taken her under his wing with the intention of training her up to go solo – but Summer is having a hard time of it.” Johnson continues, “Lightning Storm did a lot of damage to law enforcement in Maine, which is now badly undermanned, and there’s a crime wave going on.”

And things are about to escalate into a crime war, as a new bunch of villains have entered the scene, looking to make a name for themselves and clean up. Johnson continues, “The League of Larcenists are a quirky bunch of villains lead by Pig Head – a guy whose brain has been fused with a pig’s (with a face to match). The crew are packing serious tech, including blasters and a teleporter, and are pulling bank jobs, with the intention of gaining a reputation and growing in number.

“Meanwhile, Ruby’s previously-estranged clique are looking to ingratiate themselves back in with Ruby, now that she’s popular again after saving their city – and they perceive Summer as trying to ride on Ruby’s coat-tails now she’s doing the ‘Geek-Girl thing.’ As a result, they’ve now put her out in the cold – and when Ruby comes out of her coma, she and her BFF Summer’s reunion doesn’t exactly go how Summer would have expected…
Written by Johnson, illustrated by Carlos Granda and colored by Chunlin Zhao, Geek-Girl: Crime War TPB is Out Now and available at Amazon and www.geekgirlcomics.com

I AM C-3PO: The Inside Story.

This fall, discover the incredible untold story of one of Star Wars’ most iconic characters, C-3PO, by the man
who knows him best—with a foreword by J.J. Abrams.

For more information, go to www.dk.com/us/category/comics-film-and-tv-star-wars