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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy - Movie Review

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 12:00 PM


Director: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Djimon Honsou, Benicio Del Toro, Glenn Close, Peter Serafinowicz, Josh Brolin, Stan Lee

Is it hyperbole to claim that the only reason for the existence of this universe of ours was to ensure that Guardians of the Galaxy be filmed, and enjoyed, and that the world would be lessened in its absence? Probably. Possibly. Perhaps. But it's a statement I stand by nonetheless.

Guardians is the first Marvel movie to be truly galactic, introducing us to the eponymous heroes – the Terran vagabond Peter Quill (a.k.a. Star Lord), assassin Gamora, bounty-hunting Rocket Raccoon and his tree-like compatriot Groot, and Drax the Destroyer. We're first introduced to the young Peter in 1988, distraught at the loss of his terminally-ill mother. It's this loss he is attempting to run away from when he is beamed aboard a spaceship and whisked off into a galaxy filled with unsavoury characters – thieves, scavengers, killers, and worse.

We next see Quill 26 years on, during the utterly inspired opening credits. The scale of the world he's exploring - and the cocksure, carefree attitude with which he interacts with it – tells you everything you need to know about the man he has become. It's a fantastic performance from Chris Pratt, who nails every line and knocks every joke right out of the park. And the jokes. Oh the jokes. There are so many, and not a one falls flat. Every character gets their fair share, though Rocket and Star Lord really steal the show. So, after salvaging a mysterious orb, Quill (and the audience) are pitched into a plot that would function perfectly well as a straight space-opera, with bounties, super-weapons, space battles, prison-breaks, zealous and megalomaniacal villains, and alliances of convenience between our mismatched protagonists, who must work together to save the day (and hopefully get paid).

It's not just the Chris Pratt show, though. All of the actors and actresses do an amazing job of bringing to life some of Marvel's stranger heroes and villains. Dave Bautista pleasantly surprised me in the role of Drax with the competency of his acting, while Zoe Saldana was as terrific as ever as a beautiful femme fatale. Bradley Cooper's Rocket was sardonic and acerbic, while Vin Diesel brought a surprising amount of character to Groot, despite having only five different words to speak throughout the movie. That's not a joke – through inflection and tone, he really did do a great job of conveying the big bush's emotions.

As you've no doubt come to expect from Marvel by now, the visuals are stunning. The CGI really is top-notch, whether we're talking about motion-capture anthropomorphised trees or rodents, or very cool, retro looking spaceships. There's plenty of space for good old-fashioned body paint too, mind, with plenty of red, pink, yellow, blue, and little green men (or women!). I really recommend seeing it in IMAX 3D where possible – it's well worth shelling out the few extra quid! There are plenty of little nods and winks to keep an eye out for. I was only half paying attention during the scenes in the Collector's quarters, so determined was I to spot some half-hidden easter egg!

RATING: 7/7
In case you haven't guessed already, I freaking loved Guardians of the Galaxy. It'll make you laugh, it'll make you cry, it'll make you believe a tree can dance... a witty, action-packed, rip-roaring romp of a sci-fi adventure, and a fantastic new entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that's more than capable of standing up to the big boys!

Liam Salt (@SaltLiam)


Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: Batkid Begins

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 8:00 AM


Just about everyone knows about the heroic adventures of Miles Scott aka Batkid saving San Francisco.  For the few that may not, and for those that want to learn more about this amazing event, a new documentary is in the works.  I thought this was such a wonderful thing that happened and would really like to see this succeed.  To learn more, glide on over to their Indiegogo page.

Monday, July 28, 2014

New Comic Day Releases: July 30th 2014

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 8:30 AM

ANDREWS MCMEEL
Fun With Kirk And Spock HC, $14.95

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Gold Digger #212, $3.99
Steam Wars #5, $3.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie 1000-Page Comics Explosion TP, $14.99
Archie Comics Digest #253, $4.99

AVATAR PRESS
Caliban #1 (Facundo Percio Final Frontier Cover), $3.99
Caliban #5 (Facundo Percio Design Sketch Incentive Cover), AR
Caliban #5 (Facundo Percio Regular Cover), $3.99
Caliban #5 (Facundo Percio Terror Cover), $3.99
Caliban #5 (Facundo Percio Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #50 (Michael Dipascale Trophies Cover), $5.99
Crossed Badlands #58 (Christian Zanier Red Crossed Incentive Cover), AR
Crossed Badlands #58 (Christian Zanier Regular Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #58 (Fernando Heinz Fatal Fantasy Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #58 (Ignacio Calero Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #58 (Tim Vigil Torture Cover), $3.99
Extinction Parade War #1 (Raulo Caceres Leather Cover), $19.99
Extinction Parade War #1 Deluxe Collector Box Set, $99.99
George R.R. Martin's In The House Of The Worm #1 (Ivan Rodriguez Regal Incentive Cover), AR
George R.R. Martin's In The House Of The Worm #1 (Ivan Rodriguez Regular Cover), $3.99
George R.R. Martin's In The House Of The Worm #1 (Ivan Rodriguez Wraparound Cover), $3.99
George R.R. Martin's In The House Of The Worm #1 (Michael Dipascale Painted Cover), $3.99
God Is Dead #17 (German Nobile Carnage Wraparound Cover), $3.99
God Is Dead #17 (Jacen Burrows Gilded Incentive Cover), AR
God Is Dead #17 (Jacen Burrows Iconic Cover), $3.99
God Is Dead #17 (Jacen Burrows Regular Cover), $3.99
God Is Dead #17 (Matt Martin End Of Days Cover), $3.99
God Is Dead #7 (Jacen Burrows Cannibal Abere Cover), $5.99
Uber #10 (Canaan White Canada Burning Cover), $5.99
Uber #12 (Canaan White War Crimes Cover), $5.99

BLACK LIBRARY
Warhammer 40K Bastion Wars The Omnibus SC, $17.50
Warhammer 40K Unremembered Empire MMPB, $9.99

BLACK SQUIRREL BOOKS
Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 2 1975-1977 HC, $45.00
Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 3 1978-1980 HC, $45.00

BONGO COMICS
Simpsons Illustrated #12, $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Clive Barker's Nightbreed #3 (Cover A Riley Rossmo), $3.99
Clive Barker's Nightbreed #3 (Cover B Christopher Mitten), AR
Day Men #4 (Cover A Brian Stelfreeze), $3.99
Dead Letters #4 (Cover A Chris Visions), $3.99
Dead Letters #4 (Cover B Ron Wimberly), AR
Evil Empire #3 (Cover A Jay Shaw), $3.99
Evil Empire #3 (Cover B Signed Symbol), AR
Regular Show #13 (Cover A Andy Hirsch), $3.99
Regular Show #13 (Cover B Cole Closser), $3.99
Regular Show #13 (Cover C Fellipe Martins), AR
Regular Show #13 (Cover D Dustin Nguyen), AR

BROADSWORD COMICS
Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #87, $2.95

CARTOON BOOKS
Bone Color Edition Volume 9 Crown Of Horns SC (New Printing), $12.99

CINEBOOK
Lucky Luke Volume 47 Outlaws TP, $11.95

COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News #1415, AR

COMICMIX
Beardo Volume 1 The Art Degree Guarantee TP (not verified by Diamond), $19.95

COMIXTRIBE
And Then Emily Was Gone #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Iain Laurie), $3.50
And Then Emily Was Gone #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Riley Rossmo), $3.50

CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT
Hugh Howey's Wool #1 (Cover A Darwyn Cooke), $3.99
Hugh Howey's Wool #1 (Cover B Jimmy Broxton), $3.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Baltimore The Witch Of Harju #1 (Of 3), $3.50
Captain Midnight #13, $2.99
Deep Gravity #1 (Of 4), $3.99
EC Archives Two-Fisted Tales Volume 3 HC, $49.99
Emily And The Strangers Breaking The Record #2 (Of 3), $3.99
Gasoline Alley The Complete Sundays Volume 2 1923–1925 HC, $75.00
King Conan The Conqueror #6 (Of 6), $3.50
Massive #25, $3.50
Mind MGMT #24, $3.99
Pariah #6 (Of 8), $3.99
Star Wars #0 (Of 8)(Lucas Draft)(Mike Mayhew Gold Signature Edition)(Dynamic Forces), AR
Star Wars Rebel Heist #4 (Of 4)(Adam Hughes Regular Cover), $3.50
Star Wars Rebel Heist #4 (Of 4)(Adam Hughes Ultra-Rare Sketch Variant Cover), AR
Star Wars Rebel Heist #4 (Of 4)(Matt Kindt Variant Cover), $3.50
Veil #4 (Of 5), $3.50

DC COMICS
Adventures Of Superman #15, $3.99
Ame-Comi Girls Volume 2 Rise Of The Brainiac TP, $14.99
Aquaman Annual #2, $4.99
Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet #1 (Of 6)(Alex Ross 2nd Printing Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $2.99
Batman Eternal #17, $2.99
Batman Li'l Gotham Volume 2 TP, $12.99
Batman The Dark Knight Volume 3 Mad TP, $16.99
Batman The Dark Knight Volume 4 Clay HC, $24.99
Batwing Volume 4 Welcome To The Family TP, $16.99
Bodies #1 (Of 8)(David Finch Variant Cover), AR
Bodies #1 (Of 8)(Fiona Stephenson Regular Cover), $3.99
DC Comics Presents Batman Adventures #1, $7.99
DC Comics The New 52 Powergirl And Huntress Action Figure 2-Pack, $44.95
Detective Comics Annual #3, $4.99
Doom Patrol Omnibus HC, $150.00
Harley Quinn #1 (Amanda Conner 5th Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Harley Quinn #8 (Amanda Conner Regular Cover), $2.99
Harley Quinn #8 (Dan Panosian Variant Cover), AR
Harley Quinn #8 (Dave Johnson Batman 75 Variant Cover), AR
Injustice Batman And The Joker Action Figure 2-Pack, $29.95
Justice League #32 (Ant Lucia DC Collectibles Bombshells Variant Cover), AR
Justice League #32 (Howard Porter Variant Cover), AR
Justice League #32 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
Justice League #32 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Regular Cover), $3.99
New 52 Futures End #13, $2.99
Red Lanterns Annual #1, $4.99
Sandman Overture #3 (Of 6)(Cover A J.H. Williams III), $3.99
Sandman Overture #3 (Of 6)(Cover B Dave McKean), $3.99
Sandman Overture #3 (Of 6)(Dave McKean Special Ink Variant Cover), AR
Sandman Overture #3 (Of 6)(J.H. Williams III Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
Sandman Overture #3 (Of 6)(J.H. Williams III Special Ink Variant Cover), AR
Sinestro #4, $2.99
Smallville Season 11 Special #5, $4.99
Vertigo Quarterly Magenta #1, $7.99
Wake #10 (Of 10), $2.99

DEATH RAY GRAPHICS
Weapon Brown Omega Edition HC, $34.99

DK PUBLISHING
Star Wars Rebels The Visual Guide HC, $16.99

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Chaos #1 (Of 6)(J. Scott Campbell Ultra-Limited Virgin Variant Cover), AR
Dejah Of Mars #3 (Of 4)(Jay Anacleto Risque Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), AR
Doc Savage #1 (Alex Ross Ultra-Limited Virgin Variant Cover), AR
Doc Savage #8 (Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99
Doc Savage #8 (John Cassaday Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Doc Savage #8 (John Cassaday VIP Variant Cover), AR
Legenderry A Steampunk Adventure #1 (Of 7)(Johnny Desjardins ECCC Variant Cover), AR
Legenderry A Steampunk Adventure #2 (Of 7)(Joe Benitez Virgin Variant Cover), AR
New Vampirella #1 (Mimi Yoon Ultra-Limited Virgin Variant Cover), AR
Red Sonja #0 (One Shot)(Gabriel Hardman Regular Cover), $3.99
Shadow Midnight In Moscow #1 (Of 4)(Howard Chaykin Signed Edition), AR
Shadow Over Innsmouth (One Shot)(Matthew Dow Smith Regular Cover), $4.99
Shadow Year One #1 (Matt Wagner Hand-Drawn Variant Cover), AR
Vampirella Volume 6 The Final Curtain TP, $19.99

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS
DC Batman Automobilia Figurine Collection Magazine #36 (Detective Comics #667), $20.00
DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #60 (Reverse Flash Black Bishop), $16.00
Marvel Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #10 (Luke Cage White Pawn), $16.00

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Gast GN, $22.99
How To Be Happy HC, $24.99

FANTASY PRONE
Operation Redux GN, $12.99

GALLERY BOOKS
Jay And Silent Bob's Blueprints For Destroying Everything HC, $14.99

HARPER DESIGN
Doctor Who The Shakespeare Notebooks HC (not verified by Diamond), $15.99

HERMES PRESS
Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Volume 1 Grievous Angels HC (Previews Exclusive Edition), $24.99

IDW PUBLISHING
Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Derek Charm), $3.99
Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #2 (Of 6)(Cover RI Andy Suriano), AR
Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #2 (Of 6)(Cover SUB Troy Little), $3.99
Danger Girl May Day #3 (Of 4)(Cover A John Royle), $3.99
Danger Girl May Day #3 (Of 4)(Cover SUB John Royle), $3.99
G.I. JOE The Complete Collection Volume 5 HC, $49.99
Ghostbusters #18 (Cover A Dan Schoening), $3.99
Ghostbusters #18 (Cover RI Roberto Goiriz), AR
Ghostbusters #18 (Cover SUB Tristan Jones), $3.99
Infestation Omnibus TP, $29.99
Jinnrise Volume 2 TP, $19.99
Locke And Key The Covers Of Gabriel Rodriguez HC, $24.99
Metal Gear Solid Complete Deluxe Edition HC, $75.00
Rip Kirby Volume 7 HC, $49.99
Samurai Jack #10 (Cover A Andy Suriano), $3.99
Samurai Jack #10 (Cover SUB Andy Kuhn), $3.99
Star Slammers Re-Mastered #5 (Cover A Walter Simonson), $3.99
Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 5 TP, $19.99
Transformers Robots In Disguise #31 (Cover A Andrew Griffith), $3.99
Transformers Robots In Disguise #31 (Cover RI Phil Jimenez), AR
Transformers Robots In Disguise #31 (Cover SUB Casey W. Coller), $3.99
V-Wars #4 (Cover A Ryan Brown), $3.99
V-Wars #4 (Cover SUB Kevin Eastman), $3.99
Well HC, $39.99
Wraith Welcome To Christmasland HC, $29.99
Zombies Vs Robots Z-Boyz In The Robot Graveyard Prose TP, $19.99

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE
Illustration Magazine #45, $15.00

IMAGE COMICS
Black Science #7, $3.50
C.O.W.L. #3, $3.50
Chew Warrior Chicken Poyo #1, $3.50
Drumhellar #7, $3.50
East Of West #14, $3.50
Fatale #24, $4.99
Five Weapons #10, $3.50
Fuse #6, $3.50
Hack Slash Son Of Samhain #1 (Stefano Caselli 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
Lazarus Volume 2 Lift TP, $14.99
Low #1, $3.99
Manhattan Projects #22, $3.50
Mercenary Sea #6, $2.99
Mice Templar IV Legend #12 (Cover A Michael Avon Oeming), $3.99
Mice Templar IV Legend #12 (Cover B Victor Santos & Chandra Free), $3.99
Nailbiter #3 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Outcast By Kirkman And Azaceta #2, $2.99
Prophet #45, $3.99
Sheltered Volume 2 TP, $14.99
Southern Bastards #3 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
Sovereign #5, $2.99
Ten Grand #10 (Cover A C.P. Smith), $2.99
Ten Grand #10 (Cover B Kalman Andrasofszky), $2.99
Witchblade #177 (Cover A Laura Braga), $3.99
Witchblade #177 (Cover B John Tyler Christopher), $3.99

KENZER AND COMPANY
Knights Of The Dinner Table Bundle Of Trouble Volume 44 TP (not verified by Diamond), $14.99

KODANSHA COMICS
Battle Angel Alita Last Order Omnibus Volume 4 SC, $19.99

LOCUS MAGAZINE
Locus #642 (July 2014), $7.50

MAGNETIC PRESS
Naja HC, $29.99

MARVEL COMICS
100th Anniversary Special Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 (Alexander Lozano Variant Cover), AR
100th Anniversary Special Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 (David Lopez Regular Cover), $3.99
All-New Invaders Volume 1 Gods And Soldiers TP (not verified by Diamond), $17.99
All-New Ghost Rider #3 (Tradd Moore 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
All-New Ghost Rider #5, $3.99
All-New X-Men #27 (Stuart Immonen 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
All-New X-Men #28 (Stuart Immonen 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 (Alex Ross Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), AR
Avengers #33, $3.99
Avengers World #10, $3.99
Cyclops #3 (Alexander Lozano Regular Cover), $3.99
Cyclops #3 (Paul Renaud Variant Cover), AR
Dark Tower Drawing Three Sampler (Promotional Item), AR
Deadpool Dracula's Gauntlet #4 (Of 7), $3.99
Figment #2 (Of 5)(John Tyler Christoper 2nd Printing Variant Cover, $3.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy #17 (Ed McGuinness Regular Cover), $3.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy #17 (Sean Chen Guardians Of The Galaxy Variant Cover), AR
Hawkeye #19, $3.99
Human Torch By Karl Kesel And Skottie Young The Complete Collection TP, $34.99
Iron Man Special #1 (Gary Choo Regular Cover), $4.99
Iron Man Special #1 (Mark Brooks Interlocking Variant Cover), AR
Iron Patriot #5, $3.99
Legendary Star-Lord #1 (Steve McNiven 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Marvel Masterworks The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 8 TP, $24.99
Marvel Masterworks The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 8 TP (Direct Market Variant Edition Volume 67), $24.99
Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy The Art Of The Movie Slipcase HC, $49.99
Mighty Avengers Volume 2 Family Bonding TP, $17.99
New Avengers #21 (Dustin Weaver Regular Cover), $3.99
New Avengers #21 (Pasqual Ferry Guardians Of The Galaxy Variant Cover), AR
Original Sin #3.3, $3.99
Rocket Raccoon #1 (Skottie Young 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Runaways The Complete Collection Volume 1 TP, $34.99
Secret Avengers #6, $3.99
Spider-Man The Complete Alien Costume Saga Volume 1 TP, $44.99
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man Volume 2 The Crime Of The Century TP (not verified by Diamond), $16.99
Ultimate FF #5 (Garry Brown Regular Cover), $3.99
Uncanny Avengers #22 (Daniel Acuna Regular Cover), $3.99
Uncanny Avengers #22 (John Tyler Christopher Guardians Of The Galaxy Variant Cover), AR
Uncanny X-Men #24, $3.99
Wolverine #9 (Steve McNiven 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
X-Men #17, $3.99
X-Men Magneto Testament TP (New Printing), $19.99

MULHOLLAND BOOKS
Jad Bell Novel Volume 2 Bravo HC, $26.00

NON-SPORT UPDATE
Non-Sport Update Volume 25 #4, $5.99

ONI PRESS
Letter 44 Volume 1 Escape Velocity TP, $19.99

PAPERCUTZ
Disney Fairies Volume 15 Tinker Bell And The Secret Of The Wings HC (not verified by Diamond), $12.99

PS ARTBOOKS
ACG Classics Adventures Into The Unknown Slipcase Edition Collector Pack #2 (Volumes 5-8), $169.99
ACG Collected Works Adventures Into The Unknown Volume 8 HC, $47.99
Harvey Horrors Black Cat Mystery Softie Volume 2 TP, $24.99
Harvey Horrors Collector Pack Tomb Of Terror Bookshop Edition, $89.99
Harvey Horrors Collector Pack Tomb Of Terror Slipcase Edition, $239.99
Roy Thomas Presents Captain Flash Slipcase Edition Volume 1 HC, $64.99
Roy Thomas Presents Captain Flash With The Tormented Volume 1 HC, $47.99

REBELLION
2000 AD Pack June 2014 (1884-1887), $21.40
ABC Warriors Volgan War Volume 4 GN (not verified by Diamond), $22.99
Brass Sun #3 (Of 6), $3.99
Dredd The Illustrated Movie Script And Visuals HC (Limited Jocked Signed Edition), $87.99
Judge Anderson The Psi Files Volume 4 TP, $35.99
Judge Dredd Day Of Chaos Fallout GN, $29.99
Nikolai Dante The Great Game GN (UK Edition), $29.99
Rogue Trooper Tales Of Nu-Earth Volume 4 GN, $32.99

RED ANVIL
Owlgirls #1, $3.99

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Devils And Realist Volume 2 GN (not verified by Diamond), $12.99

SOARING PENGUIN PRESS
Newt GN, $7.99

TITAN PUBLISHING
Sally Of The Wasteland #1 (Of 5)(Tazio Bettin Regular Cover), $3.99
Sally Of The Wasteland #1 (Of 5)(Tim Seeley Variant Cover), AR
Snowpiercer Volume 1 The Escape GN, $14.99
Star Trek Magazine #50 (Newsstand Edition), $9.99
Star Trek Magazine #50 (Previews Exclusive Edition), $9.99
Star Wars Magazine #2, $4.99

TOHAN CORPORATION
Hobby Japan #126 (June 2014), $16.60

TOONHOUND STUDIOS
Phables Who Needs Trees When You've Got Green Awnings And Other Stories About Life In Philadelphia TP (not verified by Diamond), $14.99
Webcomics Handbook SC (not verified by Diamond), $24.99

UDON ENTERTAINMENT
Hyperdimension Neptunia +mk2 Artworks SC, $39.99
Mikucolor KEI's Hatsune Miku Illustration Works SC, $39.99
SF25 Art Of Street Fighter SC (not verified by Diamond), $59.99

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Armor Hunters Harbinger #1 (Of 3)(Clayton Crain Character Design Variant Cover), AR
Armor Hunters Harbinger #1 (Of 3)(Lewis Larosa Chromium Variant Cover), AR
Armor Hunters Harbinger #1 (Of 3)(Lewis Larosa Regular Cover), $3.99
Armor Hunters Harbinger #1 (Of 3)(Trevor Hairsine Armor Hunters Variant Cover), AR
X-O Manowar #27 (Diego Bernard Variant Cover), AR
X-O Manowar #27 (Miguel Sepulveda Regular Cover), $3.99

VIZ MEDIA
Monster The Perfect Edtion Volume 1 TP, $19.99
Terra Formars Volume 1 GN, $12.99

WATSON GUPTILL
Words For Pictures The Art And Business Of Writing Comics And Graphic Novels SC, $24.99

YEN PRESS
Accel World Volume 1 Kuroyukihime's Return SC, $13.00
Black Butler Volume 17 TP, $13.00
Blood Lad Omnibus Volume 5 GN, $20.00
No Matter How I Look At It It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular Volume 4 GN, $13.00
Infernal Devices Volume 3 Clockwork Princess GN, $13.00
Inu X Boku SS Volume 4 TP, $11.99
Is This A Zombie Volume 8 GN (not verified by Diamond), $13.00
Omamori Himari Volume 12 GN, $13.00
Pandora Hearts Volume 21 GN, $13.00
Soul Eater NOT Volume 3 TP, $13.00
Soul Eater Volume 21 TP, $13.00
Umineko When They Cry Episode 4 Alliance Of The Golden Witch Volume 1 GN, $22.00

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror #1 (Cover A Richard Ortiz), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror #1 (Cover B Steven Cummings), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror #1 (Cover C Wes Huffor), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror #1 (Cover D Drew Edward Johnson), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror #1 (Cover F Mike Krome), AR
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Neverland Age Of Darkness TP, $12.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover A J. Scott Campbell), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover B David Finch), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover C Sean Chen), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover D Marat Mychaels), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover E Anthony Spay), $3.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War Age Of Darkness #1 (Of 12)(Cover F Eric Basaldua), AR
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Warlord Of Oz #3 (Of 6)(Cover A Ken Lashley), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Warlord Of Oz #3 (Of 6)(Cover B Richard Ortiz), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Warlord Of Oz #3 (Of 6)(Cover C Ale Garza), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Warlord Of Oz #3 (Of 6)(Cover D Marat Mychaels), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland Clash Of Queens TP, $15.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Vs Wonderland #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Harvey Tolibao), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Vs Wonderland #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Drew Edward Johnson), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Vs Wonderland #1 (Of 4)(Cover C Michael Dooney), $2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Vs Wonderland #1 (Of 4)(Cover D Emilio Laiso), $2.99

Sunday, July 27, 2014

October Solicitations: Valiant

Posted by Katrina Roets on 9:38 PM

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Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT
Wraparound Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ
Throwback Variant by M.D. BRIGHT
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS
Blank Cover Variant also available

The most demanded return in comics is finally here! The original Quantum and Woody are back! Legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright return to one of the most acclaimed series of the modern era for an all-new mini-series event!

Whatever happened to the world’s worst superhero team? Twenty years past their prime, the unlikely crime-fighting duo known as Quantum and Woody (not a couple) have long since parted ways…until a middle-aged Quantum suddenly reappears with a brand-new teenage partner. Now Woody is out to break up the all-new, all-different Quantum and Woody and put an end to Quantum’s recklessness…just as Quantum takes on a life-or-death personal mission for national security. Can these former friends set aside their differences…and their age…and their numerous health difficulties…to join forces one last time without driving each other crazy?

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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ARMOR HUNTERS: AFTERMATH #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CAFU
Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by BRENT PEEPLES
Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN

The fallout of the summer’s blistering crossover event starts now – and no hero can escape what happens next!

The ARMOR HUNTERS invasion has passed, leaving massive casualties and a fractured populace in its wake.  Don’t miss the epilogue to Robert Venditti’s galaxy spanning epic, ARMOR HUNTERS, in the book that will set a new status quo for all of your favorite heroes! Find out here as X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, BLOODSHOT, THE HARBINGER RENEGADES and many more forge a new frontline of defense for the people of Earth!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ONE-SHOT | ON SALE OCTOBER 1st

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X-O MANOWAR #0
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAY MANN
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by CLAY MANN
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Lock missiles and ZERO in on the can’t–miss origin of Aric of Dacia, a.k.a. X-O MANOWAR!

After narrowly surviving the events of ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O Manowar (or what’s left of him) must look to the future, but, to do so, Aric must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here in October and learn the TRUE, violent origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire.

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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UNITY #0
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

Before X-O Manowar… Before Ninjak… The world was changed in the trenches…

The unbreakable all-star superteam known as UNITY has saved the planet, and the world is in its debt…but is this the first time a band of exceptional heroes and soldiers has rescued humanity from a doomsday threat? The Eternal Warrior remembers, and, one hundred years ago, behind a curtain of barbed wire and corpses, he led another team of valiant champions on a life-or-death mission that changed the very course of history. Now, for the first time, find out why the world needs UNITY…and why there has always been one to stand against the threats no ordinary team could match!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

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THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #2 (of 5)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art & Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Descent and peril!

Leaving her mortal body in deadly danger, the spirit of Dr. Mirage is about to enter the afterlife’s web of worlds, and begin the fight to win back a partner she thought she’d lost forever. But enemies lie in wait everywhere, and while demons and beasts besiege Mirage in the spirit world, an unexpected new eruption of evil threatens her life on Earth!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 (ANNIVERSARY HULLABALOO!)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, RAY FAWKES, JUSTIN JORDAN, DONNY CATES & ELIOT RAHAL, JOEY ESPOSITO and MORE!
Art by CLAYTON HENRY, SHAWN CRYSTAL, MICHAEL WALSH, BARRY KITSON, and MORE!
Cover A by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover B by SHAWN CRYSTAL
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ
Throwback Variant by JIM CALAFIORE
Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

IT ALL ENDS HERE...SERIOUSLY...THIS TIME IT LITERALLY ALL ENDS HERE. (MAYBE?!)

Be here front and center as the original creative team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry lead off a 48-page A&A hollapalooza honoring Valiant’s most dysfunctional duo!  Plus: the offi cial Archer & Armstrong drinking game! Armstrong’s fi rst drink! A very special Timewalker adventure! And much more!

Featuring a who’s who of funnybook madcappery with all-new stories and shenanigans from Donny Cates (Buzzkill), Shawn Crystal (Deadpool), Ray Fawkes (Batman: Eternal), Justin Jordan (Dead Body Road), Barry Kitson (Empire), Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers), and many, many more!

$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 29th

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THE DELINQUENTS #3 (of 4)
Written by JAMES ASMUS & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by KANO
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Board Game Variant by JUAN DOE
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS

GET DELINQUENT!

As the road trip from hell enters its penultimate pit stop, our curious cuatro must make a choice that will FOREVER CHANGE THE WORLD…or at least change the course of HOBO HISTORY as we know it! With only a mysterious ass-map (yes, we said ass-map!) to guide them, Archer and Armstrong and Quantum and Woody are about out to discover the HOLE of America…uncover the secrets of their mysterious benefactor…and take down corporate America while they’re at it! It’s independent comics, we can do whatever we want, baby!

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 22nd

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BLOODSHOT #24
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by WILL ROSADO
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by SINA GRACE

Russian super-spies don’t die easy!

Deep in the biting cold of a former Soviet state, a mysterious cell of sleeper agents – their minds clouded, but their bodies genetically enhanced – are wreaking havoc and inching the region toward war. Forced into a fight he never wanted, Bloodshot is about to discover the shocking secret of their agenda…and, when faced with the might of their unstoppable power, will meet an enemy eerily similar to himself…

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 1st

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HARBINGER: OMEGAS #3 (of 3)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA
Variant Cover by GLENN FABRY

Cold war no more!

Peter Stanchek. Toyo Harada. The two most destructive superpowers in the world — literally — have come to a reckoning of will, and in the fallout of their cataclysmic conflict, each will come to grips with a world in which the other is free…and unchecked. Their former families, the Harbinger Foundation and the Renegades, lie in shards around them. What will stop these men — either of them — from reducing the world to ashes?

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 29th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN

Re-presenting ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 (2012)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: HARBINGER #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by ARTURO LOZZI

Re-presenting HARBINGER #1 (2012)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: QUANTUM AND WOODY #1
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK

Re-presenting QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (2013)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: RAI #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art& Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Re-presenting RAI #1 (2014)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: UNITY #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art& Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

Re-presenting UNITY #1 (2013)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: X-O MANOWAR #1 (NEW PRINTING)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ESAD RIBIC

Re-presenting X-O MANOWAR #1 (2012)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

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ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK 2014*
Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA

Re-presenting FCBD 2014: VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK #1 (2014)

$1.00 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 8th

*RETAILER INCENTIVE: FOR EACH ONE DOLLAR DEBUT ORDERED, RECEIVE ONE COPY OF THE ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: VALIANT HANDBOOK 2014 FREE

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RAI VOL. 1: WELCOME TO NEW JAPAN TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

JAPAN IN THE 41st CENTURY!

The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity…

Collecting RAI #1-4 by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), start reading to discover an astonishing new vision of the future that Comic Book Resources calls “an immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics."

$9.99 | T+ | 112 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 1st
TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 9781939346414

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SHADOWMAN DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HC
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN and PATRICK ZIRCHER
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER, LEE GARBETT, NEIL EDWARDS, MICO SUAYAN, LEWIS LAROSA, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, and DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

An oversized deluxe hardcover collecting the best-selling origin and debut of Shadowman by acclaimed creators Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), Patrick Zircher (Futures End), and more of comics’ top talents!

There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from the dark realm known as Deadside. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?

Collecting SHADOWMAN #0-10, the Shadowman Deluxe Editon oversized hardcover also comes packed with more than 20+ pages of bonus features, including covers, character designs, and process art by Patrick Zircher (Iron Man), Lee Garbett (Loki: Agent of Asgard), Mico Suayan (Harbinger), Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), and many more!

$39.99 | T+ | 336 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 22nd
OVERSIZED HARDCOVER
ISBN: 9781939346438

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THE COMPLETE QUANTUM AND WOODY CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST witH BRIAN AUGUSTYN
Art by M.D. BRIGHT with CHARLIE ADLARD, KEITH GIFFEN, OSCAR JIMENEZ, KEVIN KOBASICK, and BART SEARS
Cover by M.D. BRIGHT

The seminal series by Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright collected in its entirety for the very first time – with more than 50 pages of extras and bonus material!

Sometimes the best friends make the worst partners. Once inseparable, childhood friends Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton haven’t seen each other in years. Reunited by the mysterious deaths of their research scientist fathers, the unlikely duo find themselves stuck together all over again when a catastrophic lab accident transforms their bodies into pure energy – energy that will completely dissipate if they don’t “klang!” their control bands together every 24 hours!

Now, armed with an array of high tech gadgets…and two horribly mismatched personalities…and a goat for a sidekick…this pair of misfits has has decided to set the world straight as the world’s worst superhero team, Quantum and Woody…if they can manage to quit fighting each other first.

Now, for the first time in one complete volume, discover the defining masterwork of legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and M.D. Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man) as the complete, classic Quantum and Woody gets the deluxe oversized omnibus treatment!

Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY (1997) #0, 1–21 and #32, THE GOAT: H.A.E.D.U.S. #1, and X-O MANOWAR (1996) #16 (guest-starring Quantum and Woody), as well as the original backup stories from the QUANTUM AND WOODY trade paperback collections, and the never-before-collected story “Thunk,” along with rarely seen sketches, character designs and process art from inside the Valiant vaults!

$99.99 | T+ | 624 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th
HARDCOVER OMNIBUS
ISBN: 9781939346360
 

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