40. ALL NEW X-MEN #25
An all-star line-up of creators beautifies this anniversary issue of Brian Bendis’ goofily fun stab at adding to the X-mythos.
39. Compendium of Comic Maps
Every comic (and every book) should start with a map. Delving into this wealth of literary cartography, it’s easy to imagine that they do.
38. DARKSEID MINUS NEW GODS
Remember Garfield Minus Garfield? Imagine that, juiced with the Anti-Life Equation.
37. SEX CRIMINALS
Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky bring an oddball eroticism to this supernatural sex-caper comedy, a generally gleeful creativity that springs from their ultimate turn-on: the expressive freedom of creator-owned comics.
36. MoCCAFest 2014
Another MoCCAFest, another inspiring celebration of comics & craftsmanship, this one presided over by a Staypuft-Marshmallow-Man-Scale Charlie Brown balloon, and featuring well-deserved awards for Locust Moon contributors and our pals Alexandra Beguez & Dave Plunkert.
batman incorporated #11 : a wacky interlude written by regular series artist chris burnham and featuring the batman & robin of japan. burnham has definitely learned at the side of grant morrison, whose inventive, playful spirit is all over this one. a nice break in the midst of the sturm & drang fallout from the death of damian wayne.
in the kitchen with alain passard : one of the world’s best chefs jumps into the comic book arena. subtitled A GRAPHIC NOVEL, WITH RECIPES , we will be cooking up some of these dishes in-store very soon.
saga #1 ($1 edition) : get in on the best ongoing book there is for a measly buck.
(only sharing pope’s ghost variant cover to #7 to make sure we all get to see it.)
godzilla the half century war tpb : 120 pages of james stokoe stomping through the gojira-verse. run for your lives.
the property : i haven’t read anything by rutu modan. this book will change that. the gorgeous cover and evocative cartooning are calling me in.
wally wood eerie tales of crime & horror : aliens and elephants. exotic villains and girls gone bad. monsters and men on the run. this book collects all the non-EC crime & horror work done by a young wallace wood. wood was the best artist comics has known–eisner was a better storyteller, kirby was a better creator, but no one could flat-out draw like wally wood. a treasure trove of comics power.
the massive #1 for $1 : sociopolitical environmentalist action from brian wood. a great way to check out this unique series.
the mice templar volume 4 #1 : we’ve got some signed FABLETOWN exclusive copies of the kickoff of the final story in this much beloved series from bryan glass, mike oeming, and victor santos.
punk rock jesus tpb : sean murphy can draw anything and make it look good. here he dives into both ends of the zeitgeist and comes out with an unusual and endearing satire.
kill shakespeare: the tide of blood #2 : it’s like FABLES. but with shakespeare. ’nuff said.
godzilla the half century war #5 : james stokoe brings his badass romp in gojira-land to a close.
thanos rising #1 : it’s thanos year one, with the lush art of simone bianchi. this is a beautiful book aiming to beef up the back story of the upcoming AVENGERS movie’s main bad guy.