Happy New Comic Book Day! RICK AND MORTY #21 by @robotmountain…

Happy New Comic Book Day! RICK AND MORTY #21 by @robotmountain and @dcqart with @katyfarina and @marcellerby  is available now! Alternate cover illustrated by @frompolaeris .

RICK AND MORTY #21 is available now at local comic book shops, ComiXology, and iBooks.

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Happy New Comic Book Day! After 20 issues, the apocalyptic end…

Happy New Comic Book Day! After 20 issues, the apocalyptic end of biblical proportions has arrived for EXODUS: THE LIFE AFTER #10 series finale by @joshfialkov and @galvo !

EXODUS: THE LIFE AFTER #10 is available now at local comic book shops, ComiXology, and iBooks. Find your local comic book shop with findacomicshop.com or comicshoplocator.com.

Preview EXODUS: THE LIFE AFTER #10 after the jump!

CONTENT NOTE: Blood, violence

Happy New Comic Book Day! BRIK #6—the thrilling series finale—by…

Happy New Comic Book Day! BRIK #6—the thrilling series finale—by Adam Glass, Michael Benson, and Harwinder Singh with Gonzalo Duarte is out today!

BRIK #6 is available now at local comic book shops, ComiXology, and iBooks. Find your local comic book shop with findacomicshop.com or comicshoplocator.com.

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Happy New Comic Book Day! NIGHT’S DOMINION #4 by @tednaifeh is…

Happy New Comic Book Day! NIGHT’S DOMINION #4 by @tednaifeh is available today!

NIGHT’S DOMINIOM #4 is available now at local comic book shops, ComiXology, and iBooks.

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Happy New Comic Book Day! INVADER ZIM #16 by show character…

Happy New Comic Book Day! INVADER ZIM #16 by show character designer @aaronalexovich with Cassie Kelly is available today!

INVADER ZIM #16 is available now at local comic book shops, ComiXology, and iBooks.

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Happy New Comic Book Day! WET MOON BOOK TWO New Edition by…

Happy New Comic Book Day! WET MOON BOOK TWO New Edition by @mooncalfe-art​ with a new cover by @heyanniemok​ is available today!

WET MOON BOOK TWO: UNSEEN FEET (NEW EDITION) is available now at local comic book shops and bookstores, ComiXology, and iBooks. Available to pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million, on sale December 27.

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Happy New Comic Book Day! WET MOON BOOK TWO New Edition by…

Happy New Comic Book Day! WET MOON BOOK TWO New Edition by @mooncalfe-art​ with a new cover by @heyanniemok​ is available today!

WET MOON BOOK TWO: UNSEEN FEET (NEW EDITION) is available now at local comic book shops and bookstores, ComiXology, and iBooks. Available to pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million, on sale December 27.

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Happy New Comic Book Day! INVADER ZIM VOLUME 3 is available…

Happy New Comic Book Day! INVADER ZIM VOLUME 3 is available today!

INVADER ZIM VOLUME 3 is available now at local comic book shops, ComiXology and iBooks. Also available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million, on sale December 27.

Featuring the talents of Eric Trueheart, @sketchhero-warren, @artofstresing, @kcgreenn, @ianmcgintycomics, Danielle Koenig, Jamie Smart, @aaronalexovich, @katyfarina, and Meg Casey!

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Happy New Comic Book Day! INVADER ZIM VOLUME 3 is available…

Happy New Comic Book Day! INVADER ZIM VOLUME 3 is available today!

INVADER ZIM VOLUME 3 is available now at local comic book shops, ComiXology and iBooks. Also available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million, on sale December 27.

Featuring the talents of Eric Trueheart, @sketchhero-warren, @artofstresing, @kcgreenn, @ianmcgintycomics, Danielle Koenig, Jamie Smart, @aaronalexovich, @katyfarina, and Meg Casey!

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Happy New Comic Book Day! MOTRO #2 by Ulises Fariñas with Erick…

Happy New Comic Book Day! MOTRO #2 by Ulises Fariñas with Erick Freitas and Ryan Hill is available today!

MOTRO #2 is available now at local comic book shops, ComiXology,and iBooks.

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(Content note: Slight nudity)

Happy New Comic Book Day! Out this week is EXODUS: THE LIFE…

Happy New Comic Book Day! Out this week is EXODUS: THE LIFE AFTER #3 by @joshfialkov and @galvo! Can you spot all of the winners of our contest in this four-page spread? 

What are you excited to pick up this week? Find your local comic shop at findacomicshop.com or comicshoplocator.com!

New Comics Wednesday: Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce

Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce

264 pages – black and white w/color – 7″x 10.5″ – hardcover
$29.99 – 978-1-60699-816-8 

Like Sex and the City but with adorable, ex-wrestler hairy gay men (or bears), Wuvable Oaf is Luce’s debut graphic novel. This book fills a romance comics hole by portraying a likeable gay male character that is both fully realized and relatable. Mostly playful, but sometimes serious, Wuvable Oaf captures the levity of lonliness. Luce delivers a rom-com that would leave Zack Galifinakis and Zooey Deschanel feuding over who got to play Oaf in a hypothetical movie adaptation.  

Oaf is a large, hirsute, scary-looking ex-wrestler who lives in San Francisco with his adorable kitties, and listens to a lot of Morrissey. The book follows Oaf’s search for love in the big city, especially his pursuit of Eiffel, the lead singer of the black metal/queercore/progressive disco grindscore band, Ejaculoid. Luce weaves friends, associates, enemies, ex-lovers, and the pasts of both men into the story of their courtship. Like Scott Pilgrim, Love and Rockets, and Archie, Wuvable Oaf explores the joys and pains of romantic conquests, set against the backdrop of the San Francisco scene. After decades of comics about boy-loves-girl, Luce finally gives readers of all orientations some insight into man-loves-man. Oaf’s silly, sweet, and sometimes sexy stories will win over everyon’s heart. 

Praise for Oaf:

“Wuvable Oaf is definitely a book you’ll want to eat up” – Paste Magazine

“It’s a great comic. It’s well drawn, and the dialogue and story are grounded, believable and really damn funny…” – Topless Robot

“…one of my absolute favorite comics – an affectingly offbeat gay rom-com that captures the universal sadness and silliness of loneliness and love, and mixes heartbreak and humor in exactly the right proportions.” – Patrick Reed Comics Alliance

New Comics Day 4.1.15

This week’s comic shop shipment is slated to include the following titles. Read on the see what comics-blog commentators and web-savvy comic shops are saying about them (more to be added as they appear). Check out the book previews in the links, and contact your local shop to confirm availability.

Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney’s Donald Duck
by Carl Barks

96-page full color 7.25″ x 5.5″ softcover
$9.99 | 978-1-60699-820-5 

“In just 30 pages, at the rate of an average of eight bullets each, Carl Barks gave a lesson in how to tell a compact and highly entertaining story, with the rapidity of Western and spontaneity of irony. The Sheriff of Bullet Valley contains the humble simplicity of its genius.” – Joaquin Toran 

 

Invitation to Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography of Les McCann 1960-1980
by Les McCann; edited by Pat Thomas

200-page black & white 9″ x 12″ hardcover
$39.99 | 978-1-60699-786-4 

“His photographs helpp illuminate perhaps the most influential generation in our lifetime, from 1960-1980. Les Was there to document in photos an commentary the cultural, historical, and musical changes  both in the US and in Africa…It is more than evident in reading Pat Thomas’ interview with Les in the book that Les in an intensely curious, provocative renaissance artist both musically and with his photographs and painting. Few photo books cover such a wide range of interests ranging from politics to sports, even including photos of “regular folk” whose expression and activity interest him.” – Jeff Krow

 

 

New Comics Day 3.11.2015

This week’s comic shop shipment is slated to include the following new titles. Read on to see what comics-blog commentators and web-savvy comic shops are saying about them (more to be added as they appear), check out our previews at the links, and contact your local shop to confirm availability. 

Casey at the Bat
Willard Mullin’s Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales
by Willard Mullin and Ernest Thayer

52-page two-color 6.25″ x 6.25″ hardcover
$9.99 | 978-1-60699-814-4

“Mullin defined the modern sports cartoon by combining representative portraiture, cartoonish doodlery, and editorial commentary – part news account, part personal observation, his cartoons celebrated sport for its entertainment, cultural, and artistic value.” –Bob Staake

Hurricane Isle
Hurricane Isle and Other Adventures: The Best of Captain Easy and Wash Tubbs
by Roy Crane; edited by Rick Norwood

“Crane’s art is stunning, combining simple cartoony figures with richly detailed backgrounds in clever, colorful layouts. It isn’t even necessary to read the dialogue or captions to follow the action; just scan Crane’s dynamic lines, which make every panel look like a unique work of pop art. [Grade:] A-.” – The A.V. Club