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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New Comic Books Out This Week

New Comic Book Release List

New comics Wednesday! Here is your complete list of new comic books, graphic novels, and TPBs for this Wednesday.

Information kindly provided by Things From Another World.
Title availability and price subject to change.


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Flutter GN Vol. 01, $14.99
Flutter GN Vol. 02, $14.99
Flutter GN Vol. 03, $14.99

Stained TP, $15.99

Strangers in Paradise Xxv #1, $3.99
Strangers in Paradise Xxv #1 Sketch Variant Cvr, AR

Force #3, $3.99
Jupiter Jet #2 Cvr A Matsuya, $3.99
Jupiter Jet #2 Cvr B St Onge, $3.99
Miraculous #19 Kung Food, $4.99
Miraculous #20 Cvr A, $4.99
Miraculous #20 Cvr B, $4.99
Miraculous #21 Cvr A Reflekta, $4.99
Miraculous #21 Cvr B Reflekta, $4.99
Misbegotten TP Vol. 01 Runaway Nun, $14.99
Princeless Raven Year 2 #3 Love and Revenge Cvr A Pamfil, $3.99
Princeless Raven Year 2 #3 Love and Revenge Cvr B Suhng, $3.99
Puppet Master Curtain Call #3 Cvr A Logan, $3.99
Puppet Master Curtain Call #3 Cvr B Williams, $3.99
Puppet Master Curtain Call #3 Cvr C Mendoza Dollface Cvr, $3.99
Shinobi Ninja Princess TP Vol. 02 Lightning Oni, $14.99

Brilliant Trash #3, $3.99
Jimmys Bastards #6, $3.99

Amazing Age #5 (of 5), $1.50
Doppelganger #2, $1.50
Go West #1, $1.50
Mr Crypt #3 (of 3), $1.50

Alan Dracon #4 (of 6) (resolicited), $3.99
Call of the Suicide Forest #1 (of 5), $3.99
Rogues TP Vol. 04 Odd Parenthood, $19.99
Tales of Rogues #1 (of 6), $3.99
Last Hunt #4, $3.99
Unleash TPB Vol. 01, $19.99

Adventure Finders #3, $3.99
Gold Digger #249, $3.99
Teether #1 (of 4), $3.99

Los Valiants GN, $14.95
Zipper vs. Dominatrix GN Vol. 01, $19.95

Riverdale Digest #6, $6.99

Aspen Universe Decimation #4 10 Copy Incv, AR
Aspen Universe Decimation #4 Cvr A, $3.99
Aspen Universe Decimation #4 Cvr B, $3.99

Raw Material By Eliza Ivanova HC, $49.95

Simpsons Comics #242, $3.99

Adventure Time Comics #19, $3.99
Adventure Time Comics #19 Subscription Veregge Var, $3.99
Complete Okko TPB, $39.99
Fence #3, $3.99
Giant Days Not on the Test Edition HC Vol. 02, $34.99
Jim Henson Storyteller Fairies #2 (of 4), $3.99
Jim Henson Storyteller Fairies #2 (of 4) Sub Schipper Var, $3.99
Kong on Planet of Apes #3, $3.99
Kong on Planet of Apes #3 Classic Pulp Dalton Var, $3.99
Kong on Planet of Apes #3 Connecting Magno Var, $3.99
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #23, $3.99
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #23 Unlockable Action Figure Va, $3.99
Rugrats #4, $3.99
Rugrats #4 Foc Coloring Book Monlongo Var, $3.99
Rugrats #4 Subscription Naujokaitis Var, $3.99
Wwe #13, $3.99
Wwe #13 Riches Action Figure Var, $3.99
Wwe #13 Schoonover Raw Connecting Var, $3.99

Tales From the Outer Rim GN, $9.99

Gomer Goof GN Vol. 02 Its a Van Goof, $11.95
Orbital GN Vol. 07 Implosion, $13.95
Valerian GN Vol. 20 Order of the Stones, $11.95
Valerian GN Vol. 21 Time Opener, $15.95

Comic Shop News 90ct Bundle #1596, AR

Dept. H Volume 3: Decompressed HC, $19.99
Jenny Finn #3, $3.99
Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part Two TPB, $10.99
Mass Effect: Discovery TPB, $17.99
Shadows on the Grave HC, $19.99

Anarky the Complete Collection TP, $19.99
Aquaman #32, $3.99
Aquaman #32 Var Ed, $3.99
Batman #39, $2.99
Batman #39 Var Ed, $2.99
Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #3 (of 6), $3.99
Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #3 (of 6) Var Ed, $3.99
Batman White Knight #1 (of 8) 4th Ptg, $3.99
Batman White Knight #2 (of 8) 3rd Ptg, $3.99
Batman White Knight #3 (of 8) 2nd Ptg, $3.99
Batwoman #11, $3.99
Batwoman #11 Var Ed, $3.99
Bombshells United #10, $2.99
Damage #1, $2.99
Dark Nights Metal #1 (of 6) 3rd Ptg, $4.99
Dark Nights Metal #2 (of 6) 3rd Ptg, $3.99
Dark Nights Metal #3 (of 6) 2nd Ptg, $3.99
Future Quest Presents #6, $3.99
Future Quest Presents #6 Var Ed, $3.99
Green Arrow TP Vol. 09 Old Tricks, $24.99
Green Lanterns #39, $2.99
Green Lanterns #39 Var Ed, $2.99
Harley Quinn #35, $2.99
Harley Quinn #35 Var Ed, $2.99
Injustice 2 #18, $2.99
Justice League #37, $2.99
Justice League #37 Var Ed, $2.99
Nightwing #37, $2.99
Nightwing #37 Var Ed, $2.99
Nightwing TP Vol. 04 Blockbuster (rebirth), $16.99
Super Powers By Jack Kirby TP, $39.99
Super Sons #12 Sons of Tomorrow, $3.99
Super Sons #12 Var Ed, $3.99
Superman #39, $2.99
Superman #39 Var Ed, $2.99
Trinity #17, $3.99
Trinity #17 Var Ed, $3.99
Wonder Woman Conan #5 (of 6), $3.99
Wonder Woman Conan #5 (of 6) Var Ed, $3.99

Malefic #4 (of 8), $4.99

Doctor Who Comp Hist HC Vol. 60 11th Doctor Stories, $18.99
Doctor Who Magazine #520, $11.99
Fifty Freakin Years of Freak Brothers TP (knockabout) (resolicited), $12.99
Judge Dredd Megazine #391, $13.00
Scream Magazine #46, $8.99

James Bond the Body #1 Cvr A Casalanguida, $3.99
James Bond the Body #1 Cvr B 10 Copy B&W Incv, AR
Killer Instinct #4 Cvr A Cinar, $3.99
Killer Instinct #4 Cvr B Lau, $3.99
Killer Instinct #4 Cvr C Adams Exc Subscription Var, $3.99
Killer Instinct #4 Cvr D 10 Copy Lau B&W Incv, AR
Killer Instinct #4 Cvr E 20 Copy Cinar B&W Incv, AR
Librarians #3 Cvr A Moline, $3.99
Librarians #3 Cvr B Jake Stone Photo, $3.99
Red Sonja #12 Cvr A Caldwell, $3.99
Red Sonja #12 Cvr B Doe, $3.99
Red Sonja #12 Cvr C Guerra, $3.99
Red Sonja #12 Cvr D Cosplay, $3.99
Red Sonja #12 Cvr E Araujo Exc Subscription Var, $3.99
Red Sonja #12 Cvr F 10 Copy Caldwell Virgin Incv, AR
Red Sonja #12 Cvr G 20 Copy Doe Virgin Incv, AR
Red Sonja #12 Cvr H 30 Copy Guerra B&W Incv, AR
Sheena #5 Cvr A Thibert, $3.99
Sheena #5 Cvr B Sanapo, $3.99
Sheena #5 Cvr C Santucci, $3.99
Sheena #5 Cvr D Cosplay, $3.99
Sheena #5 Cvr E 10 Copy Thibert B&W Incv, AR
Sheena #5 Cvr F 20 Copy Santucci B&W Incv, AR
Sheena #5 Cvr G 25 Copy Sanapo Virgin Incv, AR
Warlord of Mars Omnibus TP Vol. 02, $29.99
Will Eisner Spirit Corpse Makers #5 (of 5), $3.99
Will Eisner Spirit Corpse Makers #5 (of 5) Cvr B 10 Copy Inc, $2.00

Ec Feldstein Krigstein Bradbury Master Race HC, $29.99
Pogo Comp Syndicated Strips HC Vol. 04 Vote Pogo (resolicited), $45.00

Filmfax #150, $9.95

Sky Masters of the Space Force Comp Dailies HC, $49.99

Three Rooms in Valeries Head TP, $19.99

Assassinistas #2 Cvr A Hernandez, $3.99
Assassinistas #2 Cvr B Mcgee, $3.99
Diablo House #3 (Cover A - Santiperez), $3.99
Diablo House #3 (Cover B - Dickinson), $3.99
Four Women TP, $17.99
Gene Colan Tomb Of Dracula Artist Ed HC, $125.00
Lights of the Amalou TP, $39.99
Maxx Maxximized Ltd Ed HC Vol. 02, AR
Optimus Prime #15 Cvr A Zama, $3.99
Optimus Prime #15 Cvr B Coller, $3.99
Skylanders Spyro & Friends HC, $12.99
Star Wars Adventures #6 Cvr A Charm, $3.99
Star Wars Adventures #6 Cvr B Levins, $3.99
Tales From the Age of Cobra TP, $24.99
Transformers Windblade Last City TP, $24.99
Weird Love #22, $4.99

Angelic #5, $3.99
Copperhead #18, $3.99
Dark Fang #3, $3.99
Days of Hate #1 (of 12), $3.99
Evolution #3, $3.99
Family Trade #4, $3.99
Further Adv of Nick Wilson #1 (of 5) Cvr A Woods, $3.99
Further Adv of Nick Wilson #1 (of 5) Cvr B Churchill, $3.99
Ice Cream Man #1 Cvr A Morazzo & Ohalloran, $3.99
Ice Cream Man #1 Cvr B Irving, $3.99
Kill or Be Killed #15, $3.99
Kill or Be Killed TP Vol. 03, $16.99
Mage Hero Denied #5 (of 15), $3.99
Rumble #2 Cvr A Rubin, $3.99
Rumble #2 Cvr B Zaffino & Stewart, $3.99

Pacific Rim Aftermath #1 (of 6), $3.99

Catalyst Prime Summit #2 Main Cvr, $3.99
Catalyst Prime Superb #6, $3.99
Wrapped Up #4 Main Mcmahon Cvr, $3.99
Wrapped Up #4 Stanton Wraparound Cvr, $3.99

Locus #684, $7.50

All New Wolverine #29 Leg, $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man #792 2nd Ptg Ross Var Leg, $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man Venom Inc Omega #1 Dellotto Var, $4.99
Amazing Spider-Man Venom Inc Omega #1 Leg, $4.99
America #11, $3.99
Avengers #676 Davis Avengers Var Leg, $3.99
Avengers #676 Leg, $3.99
Avengers #676 Tedesco Connecting Var Leg, $3.99
Champions #16 Leg, $3.99
Deadpool Classic TP Vol. 21 Dvx, $34.99
Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #4 (of 5), $3.99
Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #4 (of 5) Lim Var, $3.99
Doctor Strange #382 2nd Ptg Walta Var Leg, $3.99
Doctor Strange #384 Leg, $3.99
Doctor Strange #384 Shirahama Avengers Var Leg, $3.99
Generation X #86 Leg, $3.99
Mighty Thor #703 Leg Ww, $3.99
Mighty Thor #703 Liefeld Avengers Var Leg, $3.99
Mighty Thor Prem HC Vol. 04 War Thor, $24.99
Marvel Masterworks Sub Mariner HC Vol. 08, $75.00
Marvel Masterworks Sub Mariner HC Vol. 08 Dm Variant Ed 255, $75.00
Monsters Unleashed #10 Leg, $3.99
Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #299 Leg, $3.99
Punisher Max TP Complete Collection Vol. 07, $39.99
Spirits of Vengeance #4 (of 5) Leg, $3.99
Star Wars #42, $3.99
Star Wars #42 Christopher Action Figure Var, $3.99
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Legacy TP Vol. 02, $39.99
Weapon X #13 Leg, $3.99
X-Men Gold #20 Leg, $3.99
X-Men Legion Shadow King Rising TP, $34.99

Made Men #5, $3.99

Grey Area This Island Earth TP, $19.99
Mutts Spring Diaries TP, $9.99

I Am Harriet Tubman Yr HC, $14.99

Hilo GN Vol. 04 Waking the Monsters, $13.99
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing GN Vol. 04 Glory of the Losers, $12.95
Waiting for Spring GN Vol. 04, $10.99
Wake Up Sleeping Beauty GN Vol. 02, $12.99

Maria Holic GN Vol. 13, $11.95

To Love Ru Darkness GN Vol. 02, $12.99
To Love Ru GN Vol. 03-04, $19.99

Golden Time GN Vol. 09, $12.99
Made in Abyss GN Vol. 01, $12.99
My Monster Secret GN Vol. 09, $12.99
Non Non Biyori GN Vol. 09, $12.99
Orange Future TP, $12.99

Crazy Quilt Scraps & Panels on Way to Gasoline Alley HC, $70.00

Rivers of London Cry Fox #3, $3.99
Robotech #6 Cvr A Milonogiannis, $3.99
Robotech #6 Cvr B Action Figure Var, $3.99
Robotech #6 Cvr C Yune, $3.99
Under (statix) #2 (of 2), $5.99

Disney Manga Pirates Caribbean Dead Man Chest GN, $12.99

Street Fighter Reloaded #5 (of 6), $0.99

Alien Bounty Hunter #3 (of 5), $3.99

Rwby GN, $14.99

Belle Beast Hunter #1 (of 6) a Cvr Vitorino, $3.99
Belle Beast Hunter #1 (of 6) B Cvr Tolibao, $3.99
Belle Beast Hunter #1 (of 6) C Cvr Santacruz, $3.99
Belle Beast Hunter #1 (of 6) D Cvr Riviero, $3.99
Belle Beast Hunter #1 (of 6) E Cvr Blank Sketch, $10.00
Robyn Hood the Curse #1 (of 6) a Cvr Vitorino, $3.99
Robyn Hood the Curse #1 (of 6) B Cvr Casas, $3.99
Robyn Hood the Curse #1 (of 6) C Cvr Garvey, $3.99
Robyn Hood the Curse #1 (of 6) D Cvr Spay, $3.99
Robyn Hood the Curse #1 (of 6) E Cvr Colapietro, $3.99
Robyn Hood the Curse #1 (of 6) F Cvr Blank Sketch, $10.00

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Grawlix Podcast #61: Something That People Like

We discuss this month's Poll List pick, Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang. Right to the point with this one! Enjoy!

Show Notes and Links

00:00:00 - Intro/Greetings
00:02:10 - Episode Titles, New Website Coming Soon
00:04:52 - Next Month's Pick: Daredevil: Born Again
00:07:40 - Paper Girls Vol. 1
00:41:00 - Outro

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Monday, January 1, 2018

The Grawlix Podcast #60: Resolutions and Regenerations

On this New Year's Day episode the Grawlix Podcast discuss the recent Doctor Who Twice Upon A Time Christmas Special and take the mandated look back on 2017 before stepping forward into 2018. Enjoy!

Show Notes and Links

00:00:00 - Intro/Greetings
00:01:15 - New Year's Day 2018!
00:25:16 - Doctor Who Twice Upon A Time Christmas Special
LETTERS PAGE (Contact Us Here)
00:56:07 - Audio feedback from Jerry the Gnome
01:02:20 - Outro

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Monday, December 18, 2017

The Grawlix Podcast #59: Spunky D Breaks Jesse

On this episode the Grawlix Podcast kicks right into the Letters Page segment for some spectacular feedback from spunky Matt D. that almost breaks Jesse. Then it's time to wrap up the John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 1 discuss. Oh yeah, Happy Holidays! Enjoy!

Show Notes and Links

00:00:00 - Intro/Greetings
00:05:32 - Next Month's Poll List Pick: Paper Girls Vol. 1
LETTERS PAGE (Contact Us Here)
00:06:07 - Letters and audio feedback from Mathew Downs
00:19:14 - John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 1 Part 2
01:03:07 - Outro

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Indie Comics Spotlight: The Third Rail and the Art of R10 Creations

I’ll just start by saying… this is the absolute hardest kind of review to write. I’ve started and restarted this review at least three times. Why is it so hard? Well I mean, on top of not having written a review in a while, I know and like Chris Ralston. That means a few things:
  1. First it means that I’m biased.
  2. Because I’m biased I’m going to try to be as objective as possible
  3. Because I like Chris I’m also going to try to be positive without being “precious” and constructive without being brutal.
  4. Because I know and like Chris I feel extra special personal pressure to write a real “cracker” of a review. I mean that should always be my goal and I never seek to write a “stinker”... but when it’s for someone you respect and admire that’s a new kind of pressure now isn’t it?

While I’ll try my best to write the best review ever, what I’m ACTUALLY going to try even harder to do is FINISH this review because a hundred do-over reviews that never get published is not going to convey why you should check out R10 Creations and the work of Chris Ralston. So here goes nothing:

R10 Creations is the umbrella studio for the visual and written oddities spilt forth from the mind of the wildly demented Chris Ralston. That might not sound like high praise but if you’ve been paying attention to my reviews or my comments on The Grawlix Comic Book Podcast then you already know that if it’s a bizarre concept then you already have my initial attention so wildly demented is just a great conversation starter in my book.

(Webcomic/Print Comic) The Third Rail: When I first met Chris Ralston it was at a smaller con in Lincoln Nebraska, he was set up at a table diagonally across from us and if I recall correctly I believe he was the only other artist that had an abundance of pop culture and specifically comic book style or related artwork. Not only did he have the usual one off pop culture pieces for sale but he also had issue zero of the Third Rail for sale. On first look I thought it looked to be vaguely steampunk which I don’t really know much about. I’ve long enjoyed the work of artist Eduardo Paolozzi and steampunk seems to share some similar visual motifs so it feels like a thing I should enjoy but I just haven’t dove in on any yet. I digress, the point is I don’t know the genre but I like the style.

Since that convention Chris has sort of relaunched The Third Rail in that he’s tweaked the style he’s using to tell the story and is releasing it online as a webcomic as chapters but from what I can tell the premise of his original concept is all still there.

Now while I was stuck on the steampunkyness (that’s now officially a word. Yep it’s canon) Chris was quick to point out that while it’s not NOT steampunk it’s not ENTIRELY steampunk. The following is more my interpretation than anything but... It’s more like mystical/technological/post-apocalyptic/steampunk… set in America. You follow so far?

Let’s just say for the sake of brevity that you do and I’ll press forward. If my summary is too vague (and it totally is) then here is the synopsis right from the website:

 “In 1895 scientists and mystics tried to combine their talents to create a power source that would end the need for future power sources. The resulting cataclysm tore holes in reality releasing monsters and radiation throughout the world. Cities fortified themselves and took in as many people as they could.
The city of North Platte was the largest railway connection in the United States at the time. To protect the city it was put up on rails and started migrating through the States between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. This city's name was changed to New Platte and now boasts itself the biggest trade city in the world.
One hundred years later the city has grown, being built on top of itself countless times.
This is the tale of the people who have come to call New Platte home.“

In the first Chapter which you can read right now at: we follow a band of scavengers as they try to find salvage in what apparently is a very dark and dangerous seemingly subterranean place. We also get a peek at one of the settlements and get a feel for what seems to be an established class based society. Chris writes very conversationally and lets the characters tell the story as opposed to relying on inner narration or thought balloons. Yes I know the first page has a character musing to themselves but that’s used to ease us into the world and the rest of the time we are shown and not told what is going on.

I mentioned that Chris has changed his style on this a bit, from Issue zero till now it went from being VERY anime/manga style influence to more referential of that style of art. The clear stand out is Chris’s use of contrast and value. Most of the action in Chapter One takes place in the dark or in dimly lit areas Chris plays with page layouts and carefully renders each page to keep this feeling of being in a cave while still allowing us to see just what is happening. His character design is evident in that each character is distinct while all sharing the same visual style at no point am I confused about who is who. Also issue zero was black and white where chapter one makes good use of color but not in an overwhelming way. The muted color tones help to inform what kind of world this is.

I definitely recommend giving the Third Rail a look especially since it’s free to read on the web, but hang in there I have more to say about Chris’s work but first...

Three word review?: Train Graveyard Monsters!

Okay so this is usually where the review is over and I just give you a list of links but The Third Rail is the the beginning. I’ll try to keep it brief but in my opinion some of my favorite work that Chris is doing is happening over on his Patreon. Now I know that Patreon isn’t a traditional distribution model for taking in comic art but Chris’s Patreon is like one part production journal, one part blog, and one part comic launching/testing ground.

In the down time between chapters of The Third Rail Chris has been playing with a story called Squirrelpacalypse. It’s a series of comic shorts and a series of images depicting squirrels both as cute and monstrous. So far he’s released a series of pages culminating in a short entitled “The Commute”, his run of Squirrel themed Inktober pieces (pieces completed in the month of October), and a zine using Squirrels as a metaphor to explain feelings of self-doubt which tends to be common especially among artists and creatives. I love the concept but it’s visually pushed forward by continued evidence of Chris’s command of contrast. Many of these pages are stark black and white but they carry a lot of visual weight.

I recommend thinking about chipping in on Chris’s Patreon because I think there’s some really cool creation happening there and I personally have really enjoyed what he’s sharing on there I think he’s using Patreon the way it should be used, to connect with people who like his work and give them the genuine look behind the scenes in an honest look without sharing too much personal information (or TMI as the kids like to say).  However if you just can’t justify throwing money at a creator right now you can still follow what he’s up to on numerous social media channels. So I guess I’ll wrap up this wordy review with my usual list of awesome links to Chris’s stuff and a genuine plea that you pick at least one of the links below and click on it because I think you’re going to find something on the other side that will make you smile, or think, or both.

R10 Creations RAD LINKS:

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Grawlix Podcast #58: I'm a Grawlix Hole

This episode the G-Crew fight for the internet, gush over Stranger Things 2 and discuss Justice League and the DCEU at large. Enjoy!

Show Notes and Links

00:00:00 - Intro/Greetings
00:04:03 - Net Neutrality - Battle for Net Neutrality
00:14:07 - Grawlix Key/Glossary
00:16:15 - The Kick Out Live joins the Electronic Media Collective
00:17:47 - Stranger Things 2
00:42:28 - Justice League, Wonder Woman and the DC Extended Universe
LETTERS PAGE (Contact Us Here)
01:20:00 - Twitter feedback from @mcvalada on our Halloween Special
01:29:54 - Outro

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