Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare

Writers of MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR are coming to The Comic Book Shop!
to sign their newest volume of their very own series from Image Comics:

Join us on Saturday, December 9th 12p-3p

NPR proclaimed the adventure series “effervescent” while Broken Frontier called it “the Saturday morning cartoon you wish was on TV.”
ROCKET GIRL TP VOL 02 ONLY THE GOOD
DaYoung Johansson was prepared to destroy her future…but time travel isn’t that simple.
Stranded in 1986, a teenage cop from a high-tech future vowed to hang up her helmet and jetpack. But past and present are still at war, and she’s being forced to grow up fast.
As DaYoung pieces together the clues, she discovers the “future” she calls home-an alternate reality version of 2013-shouldn’t exist at all. Collects ROCKET GIRL #6-10
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We’ve been following the superteam since their Kick-Started one-shot HALLOWEEN EVE, which was followed quickly with the first arc of the time-traveling teen cop,
DaYoung Johannson.
*The intense action, candy-colored scenes, and thoughful inner dialogue made this whirlwind comic stand out from the rest.*
Their success earned them an opportunity to kick off an fantastic new series at Marvel as they created Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur. The bouyant, kid-friendly yet also adult-entertaining run has been a shop favorite every month.
Sadly, their work on Moon Girl put Rocket Girl off schedule for a while, BUT SHE’S BACK!
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@amyreeder     amyreeder.tumblr.com
Amy Reeder co-wrote the first 18 issues of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
with Brandon Montclare, in addition to drawing the covers.
Most often as the artist, Amy creates for the likes of DC Comics and Vertigo,
Tokyopop, Image Comics, and Marvel, on titles like Madame Xanadu, Rocket Girl,
Batwoman, and Supergirl.
Her expressive, kinetic work has earned her three Eisner nominations and a solid place in the comic book industry for over 10 years.
@bmontclare     brandonmontclare.com
Brandon Montclare is a writer and the creator of Lunella Lafayette
(a.k.a. Moon Girl) from Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. He also created Rocket Girl at Image Comics.
Brandon is also a former editor at DC Comics and Vertigo, where he worked on titles including All-Star Superman, Batman Year 100, Sweet Tooth, and Hellblazer.

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ROCKET GIRL TP VOL 01 TIMES SQUARED
RIGHT PRICED AT A SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY $9.99!
A teenage cop from a high-tech future is sent back in time to 1986 New York City. Dayoung Johansson is investigating the Quintum Mechanics megacorporation for crimes against time.
As she pieces together the clues, she discovers the “future” she calls home-an alternate reality version of 2014-shouldn’t exist at all! Collects ROCKET GIRL #1-5
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HALLOWEEN EVE ONE SHOT
Eve has an imagination that’s more than active – it can be downright dangerous!
Working late at the costume super-store Halloween Land, she gets lost in her own thoughts until something goes bump in the night. The rubber masks and plastic novelties are coming to life, and Eve must face ghosts, goblins, and gorilla suits made real.
High fantasy and heartbreak in an oversized holiday one-shot!
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MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR TP VOL 01 BFF
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare (A) Natacha Bustos (CA) Amy Reeder
Lunella Lafayette is a preteen genius who wants to change the world, but lives in fear of the Inhuman genes inside her!
Now, Lunella’s life is turned upside down when a red-scaled beast is teleported from the prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call…today! Together they’re the most Marvelous Team-Up of all – Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur! But will they be BFFs forever, or just until DD’s dinner time?
And Lunella soon learns that there are other problems with having a titanic T-Rex as a pet in the modern-day Marvel Universe. School, for one. Monster hunters are another – especially when they’re the Totally Awesome Hulk!
Collecting MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #1-6. Rated T

Read With Me!

Sunday, October 22nd at 1pm:  Blueberry Girl

 

Join us for a reading of BLUEBERRY GIRL by Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess ~
Then take home your own copy for 25%off!

Blueberry Girl: Let her tell stories and dance in the rain, somersault,
tumble and run.

Praised for its sinuous and sweet verse and enchanting illustrations,
this New York Times-bestselling picture book, is a joyous poem of hope and best wishes
for girls embarking on life’s journeys from celebrated author Neil Gaiman
and acclaimed fantasy illustrator Charles Vess.

 

This is a Prayer For A Blueberry Girl…

Saturday 10.28   &  Sunday 10.29

Halloween Comic Fest & Spookabration 2017

*The Last Weekend of October*

 

FREE COMICS! Costume Contest! BIG PARTY!

STOREWIDE SALE: 25% OFF Pretty Much Everything!

[+] A note to those in costume: Anyone wearing a mask will be asked to identify themselves
to a member of our staff, for the safety and comfort of our guests.

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Saturday, Oct 28th  10am – 8pm

Sunday, Oct 29th  12pm – 5pm


*FREE COMICS: Choose from this year’s special selection of Halloween-themed comics — Plenty of choices for kids & adults!

*STOREWIDE SALE: Save 25% on Pretty Much Everything!
>>Graphic Novels, Action Figures, Statues, Posters 25% OFF
>>Back Issues & Silver Age in Bins 50% OFF

*COSTUME CONTEST: Come in costume any time – we’ll take your photo and post it in The Shop during the following week!
>>Get an EXTRA Free COMIC & a sweet GOODY BAG, too!

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Check some of this year’s FREE HALLOWEEN COMICS!

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SALE PRICING DETAILS

50% OFF ALL Regularly Priced Back Issues In Bins!
25% OFF Display Case Books & Key Issues Wall!
25% OFF New Variant Covers!
25% OFF Graphic Novels, Hardcovers, & Trade Paperbacks!
25% OFF New & Vintage Toys!
25% OFF Statues, Busts, & Lead Figures!
25% OFF Gaming & Gaming Supplies!
25% OFF Comics Supplies!
25% OFF Pretty Much Everything Else!

*New Comics and Magazines, Prior Holds, Special Orders, and Food/Drinks will not be discounted.
*Sale Discounts cannot be used towards Layaway or with Store Credit.
*Sale Discounts cannot be applied to Already Discounted (Orange Sticker) Merchandise.
*Local/Independent Creators & Publishers will not be discounted.

Trans or Cis Ladies & Non-Binary People age 16+ are welcome
to join us for a private hang-out in the Danger Room

7pm Meet, Mingle, News – 8:30pm Book Club – 9:30pm Shopping Time!

 

BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP DC COMICS

(W) Jeph Loeb (A) Tim Sale

From the early days of Batman’s crimefighting career, this new edition of the classic mystery involves a killer who strikes only on holidays. Working with Harvey Dent and Lieutenant Gordon, Batman races to discover who Holiday is!
Collected from the original 13-issue series!

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The Evolution of the Loeb/Sale Batman

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Join us in for a discussion of all things comics, games, and pop culture!

Don’t know a lot about comics? This is a good place to start!

Aren’t comfortable around people? Us, too! We’ll all be awkward together.

TCBS Book Club 4th Thursdays ~ Considerate readers welcome!

 

October 26th at 7pm

 

KAIJUMAX TP SEASON 01 VOL 01 ONI PRESS INC.

(W/A/CA) Zander Cannon

On a remote island in the South Pacific lies KAIJUMAX, a maximum security prison for giant monsters.
Follow doting father Electrogor as he stands up to the cruel space-superhero warden! See corrupt guard Gupta manage his illicit uranium-dealing empire and pay off his gambling debts to the Queen of the Moon! Watch Mecha-Zon battle his own programming when the monster he was created to destroy shows up on the pound!
These stories and more will assault you from every angle in the cesspool of corruption that is KAIJUMAX!

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 Zander Cannon on the World of ‘Kaijumax’: The Monsters are Running the Prison [Interview]

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LBGTQ+ MEET-UP: Comics & More!

*Allies & Mature Teens Welcome*

 

Join us in sharing and learning about comics & pop-culture,
with a focus on
gay and transgender communities.

We are a place for nerdy people to speak freely and without judgment. Good intentions are always assumed, and empathetic understanding is readily offered.
It is likely that we will discuss some topics that may be uncomfortable, so we encourage everyone to be mindful of themselves and their well-being.
Please review the Notes for a Good LBGTQ+ and Allies Meet-Up at the bottom of this post.

Check out our FaceBook event and group page!

 

ALL WELCOME, JUST BE NICE!!

 

Saturday October 21st, 4p-6p

 

MOTOR CRUSH TP VOL 01: If Nascar Was Cool IMAGE COMICS

(W) Brenden Fletcher (A) Babs Tarr, Cameron Stewart

The team behind the critically acclaimed revamp of BATGIRL returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series!
By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.

  
Collects MOTOR CRUSH #1-5

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Fletcher, Stewart, And Tarr Talk ‘Motor Crush’

MOTOR CRUSH Vol . 1: If NASCAR Was Cool

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Notes for a Good LBGTQ+ and Allies Meet-Up

  • Confidentiality! Our discussions will get into sensitive topics and personal stories will be shared, so the Vegas Rule is in effect: No sharing of personal details outside of this group. It’s OK to use general and vague references, but not specific names, etc.
  • Find the Positive It may take some work, but purposefully finding a positive or constructive way to approach a difficulty is essential to growth. We’ll help each other.
  • Ouch/Oops If something hurtful is said, saying “Ouch,” can let that be known. “Oops”
    acknowledges the error and opens the way for considerate correction.
  • You Speak for Yourself We all belong to many groups but we are not their sole representatives. One may share their own experiences but they do not speak for an entire community.
  • Don’t Yuck Their Yum Everybody’s different, so we don’t pass judgement. We’re all adults, ok?
  • Ask for Direction, Not an Explanation It’s not the job of the oppressed to educate the oppressor. Before you ask a question that can be answered by a websearch, consider if you’re asking the best question.
  • Yield the Floor Folks who speak more freely must actively let others have a turn.

LBGTQ+ MEET-UP: Comics & More!

*Allies & Mature Teens Welcome*

 

Join us in sharing and learning about comics & pop-culture,
with a focus on
gay and transgender communities.

We are a place for nerdy people to speak freely and without judgment. Good intentions are always assumed, and empathetic understanding is readily offered.
It is likely that we will discuss some topics that may be uncomfortable, so we encourage everyone to be mindful of themselves and their well-being.
Please review the Notes for a Good LBGTQ+ and Allies Meet-Up at the bottom of this post.

Check out our FaceBook event and group page!

 

ALL WELCOME, JUST BE NICE!!

 

Saturday September 30th, 4p-6p

Angela: Asgard’s Assassin AND Angela: Queen of Hel

ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN TP VOL 01 PRICELESS
(W) Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett (A) Phil Jimenez
All her life, Angela – finest warrior of the Tenth Realm of Heven – was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being. But Angela has learned the truth about her identity: She is Thor’s sister. She is an Asgardian. Now, cast out of her home, Angela must strike out on her own!  Collecting ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1-6.
ANGELA QUEEN OF HEL TP JOURNEY TO FUNDERWORLD
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto, Stephanie Hans
Hel hath a new fury! She was stolen from Asgard, exiled from Heven and robbed of her greatest companion – now Angela plunges into the blackest depths to save Sera. But once there, the lost princess will claim a throne of her own. To rescue her beloved, Angela must conquer this domain and rewrite laws as old as death! Follow the Guardian Angel as she falls all the way to Hel! Collecting ANGELA: QUEEN OF HEL #1-7.

 

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Notes for a Good LBGTQ+ and Allies Meet-Up

  • Confidentiality! Our discussions will get into sensitive topics and personal stories will be shared, so the Vegas Rule is in effect: No sharing of personal details outside of this group. It’s OK to use general and vague references, but not specific names, etc.
  • Find the Positive It may take some work, but purposefully finding a positive or constructive way to approach a difficulty is essential to growth. We’ll help each other.
  • Ouch/Oops If something hurtful is said, saying “Ouch,” can let that be known. “Oops”
    acknowledges the error and opens the way for considerate correction.
  • You Speak for Yourself We all belong to many groups but we are not their sole representatives. One may share their own experiences but they do not speak for an entire community.
  • Don’t Yuck Their Yum Everybody’s different, so we don’t pass judgement. We’re all adults, ok?
  • Ask for Direction, Not an Explanation It’s not the job of the oppressed to educate the oppressor. Before you ask a question that can be answered by a websearch, consider if you’re asking the best question.
  • Yield the Floor Folks who speak more freely must actively let others have a turn.

TCBS Book Club 4th Thursdays ~ Considerate readers welcome!

 

September 28th at 7pm

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG TP VOL 01: THE MICHELANGELO CODE

(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Clayton Henry, Pere Perez (CA) Mico Suayan

It’s history in the breaking! An all-new printing of the sold-out first volume of the series named one of the best comics of the year by Bloody Disgusting, Inside Pulse, and Comic Book Resources!

After years of meditation and training, 18-year-old Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to carry out the sacred mission of his family’s sect – locate and kill the fun-loving, hard-drinking immortal known as Armstrong! But as this naive teenage assassin stalks his prey, he’ll soon find that both hunter and hunted are just pawns in a centuriesold conspiracy that stretches from the catacombs beneath Wall Street to the heights of the Himalayas. And Archer & Armstrong will have to work together if the future is to stand any chance of surviving the past’s greatest threat!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG TP VOL 01 MICHELANGELO CODE (C: 0-1-2)

From the New York Times best-selling creative team of writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), this volume collects Archer & Armstrong #1-4!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG TP VOL 02: WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR

(A) Emanuela Lupacchino & Various (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino

No one in the Valiant Universe is more dangerous or more experienced in the art of war than the undying Eternal Warrior. After thousands of years on the battlefield, he’s a master of strategy and weaponry, an unrelenting force of nature capable of dismantling entire armies with little effort and less conscience. His brother Armstrong, on the other hand, likes to read poetry and drink beer. Maybe that’s why they had such a bad falling out? But now – after years apart – the Eternal Warrior has a new mission: destroy young Obadiah Archer, Armstrong’s best-est new buddy and teammate in the war against The Sect. And, like it or not, Valiant’s history-smashing adventure duo are about to feel the brunt of the Eternal Warrior’s fist and steel.

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Collecting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5-9 by New York Times best-selling author Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man) and critically acclaimed artist Emanuela Lupacchino (X-Factor), the second volume of the series that IGN calls “hilarious and action packed” slams into high gear with a savage manhunt straight through the heart of the Valiant Universe.

Check out TCBS! Book Club on Facebook and RSVP to our event!

Trans or Cis Ladies & Non-Binary People age 16+ are welcome
to join us for a private hang-out in the Danger Room

7pm Meet, Mingle, News – 8:30pm Book Club – 9:30pm Shopping Time!

 

***SPECIAL WEEK – 2ND THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 14TH***

 

GLITTERBOMB TP VOL 01 RED CARPET (MR)  IMAGE COMICS

(W) Jim Zub (A) Djibril Morissette-Phan, K. Michael Russell

The entertainment industry feeds on our insecurities, desires, and fears. You can’t toy with those kinds of primal emotions without them biting back…
Farrah Durante is a middle-aged actress hunting for her next gig in an industry where youth trumps experience. Her frustrations become an emotional lure for something horrifying out beyond the water…something ready to exact revenge on the shallow, celebrity-obsessed culture that’s led her astray.
Fan-favorite JIM ZUB (WAYWARD, Thunderbolts) and newcomer DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN (The Ultimates, All-New Wolverine) tear into the heart of Hollywood in GLITTERBOMB, a dramatic horror story about fame and failure.
Collects GLITTERBOMB #1-4.

Image Expo exclusive: Glitterbomb explores the deadly cost of fame

Glitterbomb Writer Jim Zub on Hollywood and the Dark Mirror of Fame

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Don’t know a lot about comics? This is a good place to start!

Aren’t comfortable around people? Us, too! We’ll all be awkward together.

Jack Kirby is of the most beloved names in comics history.

He is also one of the most influential creators in the industry!

Join us celebrating the life and legacy of the “King of Comics” by donating in his name to Hero Initiative!

 

The Hero Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators, writers and artists in need.
Please consider donating at our collection jar in the shop this month to help celebrate this amazing man and make a difference. Thanks!!

 

Disney to Honor Jack Kirby with a Disney Legends Award

On Jack Kirby’s 100th Anniversary, Tributes To “The King Of Comics”

courtesy Tom Scioli, tomscioli.com

Kirby's machines are like none other.

Classic Kirby machinery

Avengers #4 marvel-fantastic-four-issue-49

Avengers #4 and Fantastic Four #49

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Jillian Kirby, Jack’s grandaughter, founded KIRBY4HEROES to honor the legacy of Jack “King” Kirby in a manner that he would have been proud of. This was also a way for Jillian to meaningfully connect with her grandfather, who died the year before she was born.
We agree with Jillian that her grandfather would have been among the first to champion this cause, because a charity that helps others in the comic book community and gives aid to those in need exemplifies the devotion he always had for his fellow man.