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WHY WE LOVE IT: Everybody loves a good underdog story, and we’re no exception. Make that double for your classic Robin Hood-style “steal from the rich, give to the poor” yarns, and when you couple that with Steven Grant’s (2 GUNS) crackling dialogue and beautiful artwork from Jose Holder? We couldn’t resist!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: DECEIVERS is a globetrotting espionage action/comedy populated by charming, clever characters and thrilling sleight of hand, perfect for fans of films like Catch Me if You Can and the Ocean’s 11 series.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Lincoln McCord and Prince Adony Zaruka are two American con men living abroad in Europe, posing as an oil magnate and the descendant of long-lost royalty to live the high life by leeching off the European elite. But when an international thief begins wreaking havoc on their marks, the deceivers are enlisted by a rogue CIA agent to help entrap him.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s pretty simple. We think Brian Stelfreeze is one of the industry’s best artists and storytellers and deserves to be showcased in his purest form. As fans of Brian’s art, we wanted this for ourselves.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Stelfreeze is known around the convention circuit as a great mentor to young creators with an understanding of the craft of making comic books that is second to none. A rare opportunity to learn the creative process of a comics industry luminary.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Collecting DAY MEN #1-2 in an over-sized prestige format, DAY MEN: PEN & INK #1 presents Brian Stelfreeze’s artwork stripped down to the inks side-by-side with in-depth annotations from the entire creative team. This item will be limited to the initial print run.
WHY WE LOVE IT: We have been having so much fun with writer Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Adventure) on ADVENTURE TIME that we couldn’t resist the opportunity to publish a new original idea of his. And it is original.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: We’ve all heard of The Midas touch. You know, the Greek Mythology about the man who did a number on himself by wishing for everything he touched to turn to gold? Who better to turn that tale on its head with a heavy dose of sci-fi than Ryan North? Also, did we mention the Utahraptor?
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Fatima and her space crew have decided to return to Earth—a planet completely sectioned off, abandoned, and covered in gold—to find out exactly what happened to this once thriving planet and see if they can use that knowledge against the evil empire that’s tracking them down. As luck would have it, they just landed the most powerful weapon in the universe: some ancient dead guy’s body.
Being a member of this family means a lifetime of death, danger, changed identities and buried memories. After the mysterious murder of a fellow orphan, our agents are thrust head first into another mission. On the tail of the high society funders of the terrorist-operation Black Friday, our agents are further from the truth then they could ever imagine.
Elliot is kidnapped and Dapple’s sinister plan is in full effect. With imaginary friends from all around the world gathering together, mankind may finally lose the upper hand. IMAGINE agents, Terry and Dave, may not have the wits to save the day, but with the help of Elliot’s mother and imaginary friend, they may just have a chance.
With Kendra’s life on the line, tensions rise and guns are drawn. As the Ghost Brothers close in on Kendra’s location, Jax must win Lin over to the side of honor and family, driving the Sons closer to war with Griggs.
There’s no honor among thieves, and the same goes for crooked cops… Beaten, bloodied, and betrayed in an abandoned junkyard, the end looms near for Slater as Blair reasserts his control over the Hit Squad and exacts his plan to bring Los Angeles to its knees.
ROBOCOP: LAST STAND #5
Story: Frank Miller
Sequential Adaptation: Steven Grant
Artist(s): Korkut Öztekin
Cover Artist(s): Declan Shalvey
RoboCop and Marie have been set up. Fighting with every ounce of strength and wit they can muster, Marie and RoboCop must face an army of android Ottomos coming at them from all directions. With no chance of survival, they can only hope that their deaths will mean the end of OCP.
3 GUNS #5
Author: Steven Grant
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Rafael Albuquerque
Burned by her government handler and left for dead, Joey must team up with Bobby and Marcus to fight their way through both the separatist militia and the Russian mafia with stolen weapons and money intact.
When Leo decides to fully embrace his powers, something hidden deep inside him will finally find its way to the surface With Nightmare Crew’s plan in full affect, Leo will make a decision to change everything.
Tristan & Elspeth finally reach Providence, but after Wick’s latest strike, their efforts may be in vain. And what does Julian want in Paris?
As the war between Hells rages, the three people to hold the title of Lead Cenobite — Elliott Spencer, Kirsty Cotton, and Harry D’Amour, each attempt to end the conflict in their favor.
This vacation isn’t what it seems and Skips is starting to think there is a lot more going on with the tourists then just fanny packs and sunscreen. Will he be able to figure out what is really going on before his day suddenly repeats? Join Skips in this crazy adventure…that just might never end.
It’s the final issue for HEROBEAR AND THE KID: THE INHERITANCE! Tyler and Herobear finally face off with the mastermind behind all of their trouble, Von Klon! The secret behind Tyler’s grandpa is revealed…
It’s the conclusion to this sugary sweet mystery of a series! Has Peppermint Butler finally found Ooo’s new protectors? Will Cinnamon Bun ever stop trying to help? You definitely don’t want to miss this final issue as Peppermint Butler and Cinnmon Bun finally figure out what has happened to Finn and Jake!
Mordecai and Rigby have a plan! It’s only a matter of time before our friends finally have their time in the sun, but will they be able to make it? Will Benson finally be able to stop their shenanigans for good? It’s going to be a crazy issue starring our favorite park employees!
We’re got a holiday season treat for you — Pet Force! Planet Dorkon’s finest are back for an all-new adventure and the fur will fly.
Have you ever wondered where the Bravest Warriors got their super rad weapons? Were they found in a yard sale, was it some prize after a series of training, or was it just a twist of fate and a lot of luck that lead our heroes to their most trusted weapons? Find out the true story in this issue!
ADVENTURE TIME #23
Author: Ryan North
Artists: Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
Cover Artist(s): A: Mike Holmes B: Brad McGinty C: Genevieve Farley-Tremblay D: Bryan Turner
Will Princess Bubblegum be able to stop her creation from spreading, or is already too late for the Kingdom of Ooo?! With the Kingdoms Heroes under it’s influence it leaves Marceline and Princess Bubblegum in a race again time as they try to find a way to not only save themselves, but everyone else in Ooo!
Schroeder could not be more excited. It is the most important day of the whole year…Decemeber 16th! Beethoven’s birthday! Unfortunately, no one but Schroeder seems to have remembered. Enjoy this twist on the birthday spirit along with a wonderful series of new and classic Peanuts stories.
The second round of the ultimate battle royale begins here, as the world’s greatest superheroes are forced to fight each other to the death in a mysterious, other-worldly prison. The mysteries grow deeper and the casualty list grows longer as DEATHMATCH continues.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The combination of a very personal story with a completely fresh take on the nature of super powers had us hooked from the beginning.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Max Bemis is not only an incerdibly talented songwriter (and lead singer for the band Say Anything), but an exciting, fresh voice in comics. Jorge Coelho serves up dynamic, expressive action while keeping POLARITY grounded. Plus everyone hates hipsters, right?
WHAT IT IS: What if having super powers meant losing your mind?Tim Woods is a bipolar artist stuck in the world of hipsters, meaningless sex, and vain art — better known as Brooklyn. But after he survives a near fatal car accident, Tim discovers that his mental instability is more than just a disorder, and that his bipolar medication hasn’t just been subduing his manic depression…it’s been suppressing his super powers.
This collection comes with a free download code for the entire POLARITY E.P., including a fifth original song written and performed by Max Bemis!
WHY WE LOVE IT: The combination of Paul Jenkins (DEATHMATCH, Inhumans) and Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man) delivered a smart, but sweet fairy tale we’re smitten with.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Jenkins and Ramos took fairy tales and created a rich, unique world that is at once familiar and wholly original. Adventure, beautiful art, and a girl and her wolf. What’s not to love?
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The world of Fablewood, where all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side, is a sinister place indeed! Under the watchful eye of the dreaded Mister Grimm and his Think Police, Red Riding Hood and her Wolf must risk everything to try and escape and find sanctuary in a mysterious place called the Real World…
WHY WE LOVE IT: One of our favorite parts of working on ADVENTURE TIME is how we’ve been allowed to let all sorts of unique artists play in this magical world with a monthly assortment of inspired covers.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Not everyone can find or buy every ADVENTURE TIME cover, but fans of the series and fans of art will not want to miss this cover gallery collection.
WHAT IT IS: The ADVENTURE TIME collection every fan has been waiting for! This book collects every cover from the ADVENTURE TIME ongoing series from issue #1 to #15.
A new, bi-weekly miniseries featuring high-action mech combat from the world of HAWKEN, the award-winning online video game from Meteor Entertainment! This premiere issue features the heart-racing pace of cat-and-mouse combat in a tale by Dan Abnett and Federico Dallocchio entitled “20 Seconds,” with cover art by Tim Bradstreet!
High-action mech combat from the world of HAWKEN, the award-winning online video game! This issue is written and illustrated by street-funk, fan-favorite artist Jim Mahfood, spreading a madcap, cautionary tale of celebrity arrogance in the midst of heavy metal corporate warfare entitled “Friendly Fire”! Featuring cover art by Jock!
A three-part story inspired by Wagner’s classic opera The Ring of the Nibelung: Siegfried, born of the love between a mortal man and a Valkyrie, is a young orphan being raised by Mimé, one of the last of the dwarf-goblin Nibelungs, in a dark forest with only wolves for friends and family. While his foster parent only wants to live in peace and solitude, Siegfried yearns to discover who his real parents were and live amongst his own kind, not knowing that Odin, father of the Norse gods, has a destiny planned for him: to fight the dragon Fafnir, guardian of the Rheingold. In this second volume, Siegfried sets off from his safe, forest home to find the world of men. With Mimé as his reluctant guide, Siegfried plunges headlong into the dangers of the swamp of the sorcerer Volva, where he learns of his destiny to confront the dragon Fafnir!