This Wednesday (8/1/12) at the Canoga Park store "Elephantmen" writer/creator, Richard Starkings, will be signing ALL DAY from 12pm-8pm for the release of "Elephantmen" vol. 5 HC! Rich is an amazing guy and fans of indie comics need to swing by and check out his series -- it's bad ass.
100% RETURNABLE pick of the week: HAWKEYE #1!
1) HAWKEYE #1: By Matt Fraction and David Aja, the team that reinvented the Immortal Iron Fist! He's on the mean streets of New York City to do what he can to help people. Just wait until you see his new partner! Try this one worry free- this issue is 100% RETURNABLE!
2) DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1: "What if everthing you thought was funny about Deadpool...was actually just disturbing? What if he decided to kill everyone and everything that makes up the Marvel Universe? What if he actually pulled it off? Would that be FUN for you? o The Merc with a Mouth takes a turn for the twisted in a weekly horror comic like no other..." Written by "The Sixth Gun's" Cullen Bunn!
3) BEASTS OF BURDEN: NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ONE-SHOT: "Adventure, mystery, horror, and humor thrive on every page of the Eisner Award˝winning Beasts of Burden. The four-legged occult-investigating team-a heroic gang of dogs and one cat-are doing their best to protect their home, Burden Hill, from a chicken-stealing goblin, a frightful basilisk, and a strange lost herd of sheep! This special one-shot reprints three stories from Dark Horse Presents! Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson return to the characters that won them the 2005 Eisner Award for Best Short Story!" We have the vol. 1 HC in stock, too!
4) ANIMAL MAN #12 & SWAMP THING #12: Finally, the minievent we've all been awaiting from DC Is here -- the direct prelude to ROTWORLD takes place in both these issues this week. If you read either title, you have to get both -- Animal Man takes on The Rot in The Red, and Swamp Thing tackles it in The Green! By Jeff Lemire & Scott Snyder.
5) BLACK KISS II #1: "Sex, death, and the movies - what else really matters? Nearly twenty five years ago, HOWARD CHAYKIN brought the 80s to a close, and comics to the brink, with his landmark erotic thriller, BLACK KISS. Now, after years of anticipation, he's back with issue one of BLACK KISS II, a six-part miniseries that tells the story behind that legendary story - like the original, in glorious black and white. And really, now - does it have to be so dirty?" MATURE READERS ONLY (We have vol. 1 in stock!)
6) THINK TANK #1: "FIGHTING THE MAN... WITH SCIENCE! Dr. David Loren is many things: child prodigy, inventor, genius, slacker... mass murderer. When a military think tank's smartest scientist decides he can no longer stomach creating weapons of destruction, will he be able to think his way out of his dilemma or find himself subject to the machinations of smaller men?" By Matt Hawkins and "Echoes" artist, Rahsan Ekedal!
7) FIRST X-MEN #1: "X-Men legend Neal Adams returns to Marvel's Mutants! The secret history of the X-Men...BEFORE Xavier's team! Starring Wolverine & Sabretooth!" By Neal Adams and Christos Gage!
8) HARVEST #1: "Human traffickers. Rogue medical teams. Yakuza run organ mills and a six year-old drug fiend. Welcome to Dr. Benjamin Dane's nightmare. His only way out? Bring down the man who set him up by reclaiming organs already placed in some very powerful people. If Dexter, ER and 100 Bullets had a three-way and that mind blowing tryst somehow resulted in a kid, that kid would read HARVEST. Medical Grade Revenge."
9) Also out this week worth a look MYSTERYMAN: ALL ABOUT EVE ONE-SHOT by local writer Matt Todd featuring art by the Eisner Award winning "Green River Killer's" Jonathan Case, MIND THE GAP #3, and DEADWORLD: WAR OF THE DEAD #1!