Before we get in to this weeks releases let's just address the messy haired, blonde, slightly bumbling elephant in the room...
Lockdown 2.0 is rapidly approaching and we wanted to let you know how CGC will be working over the next month.
#1 - We are extending our opening hours to 9AM -10PM for the next few days - hopefully this will allow you to pick up any pre-lockdown supplies you need. It would really help if you could collect pull lists and orders before close of play Wednesday evening.
#2 - This week's comics delivery is unaffected so new books will be out as usual and ready to collect - we are waiting to hear on future weeks and will update you as soon as we get an update from the distributor Diamond
#3 - From Thursday we will be back to operating online sales along with click and collect - Place orders from www.cgc-emporium.com and you can choose home delivery or click and collect options. Initially click and collect will be available from the shop 10AM - 4PM each day. Orders can be collected from the front of the store once you have received a pick-up notification.
#4 - All events for the month are cancelled or postponed - we will update individual communities on what is happening.
#5 - Stay safe everyone!
#6 - Any questions drop us a line via the usual channels
Now the new comics!
Imagine a world where all it turned out all your favourite comic book superheroes were real, but so was the destruction they could cause - what could possibly go wrong?! Find out in the highly anticipated Crossover #1 (Donny Cates, Dee Cunniffe, Geoff Shaw), and see why the internet has gone crazy for this new take on capes and cowls.
Are you happy? Like, really genuinely happy? If not then you'd be in trouble in Happy Hour #1 (Peter Miligan, Michael Montenat), in which happiness is mandatory and the Joy Police make sure it's enforced. Two young people go on the run, searching for a haven of melancholy where they can safely bask in the blues in this new indie title - and who doesn't need to wallow in a bit of misery every now and again?!
Humanity has been killed of by the very machines it created (personally I'm blaming Alexa) but an android has brought back the man who created the AI that killed them, in an effort to restore humanity. Find out how well that goes in Origins #1 (Clay Chapman, Jakub Rebelka).
In the most inevitable crossover of all time, we go back to the beginning, to see the kids from Hawkins get to play as Stranger Things / Dungeons and Dragons #1 (Jody Houser, Jim Zub, Diego Galindo) drops this week, and you can fully embrace your fears as Year Zero: Volume 2 #1 (Ben Percy, Juan Jose Ryp) offers up four more tales from the survivors of a zombie apocalypse - but how long they will survive for isn't certain.
A series of unexplained, violent crimes on Election Day around the U.S. leads the FBI to zero in on a covert group of Russian terrorists. This is the bit where I would insert the side eye emoji if I could. But instead I'll tell you that this isn't a news update, it's the plot of Red Atlantis #1 (Stephanie Phillips, Robert Carey), a new tale of political espionage, treason, and even mind control.
There are two new teams of heroes, and some classic villains to face, as the new Mighty Morphin #1 (Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna) sees a team of heroes set on a collision course with an even deadlier Lord Zedd, who has a new mission and a new motivation - one that will change everything you thought you knew about our heroes!
Still in the mood for some spooky tales after Halloween? Look no further than Disney Kingdoms: The Haunted Mansion (Brandon Seifert, Joshua Williamson, Karl Moline, more) for tales of ghosts, ghouls and maybe even the end of the world..?
La Diabla #1 (Eric Powell) is a fuel injected Latina suicide machine sent to strike down the unroadworthy, a prelude to Lords of Misery, and the latest from the creator of The Goon. Plus this week you can see how the sausage gets made in Strange Adventures: Directors Cut #1 (Tom King, Evan "Doc" Shaner, Mitch Gerads), which gives behind the scenes looks at the art and writing of the hit mini series, in an unprecedented look at how a comic comes together.
It's all smoke and mirrors as this week brings us The Magicians: Alice's Story (Lev Grossman, Lilah Sturges, Pius Bak), which tells us how Alice spent her time at Brakebills College, met Quentin, and what happened next - perfect for fans of the hit TV show. Speaking of TV shows, pick up where the first season finished with The Orville Season 1.5: New Beginnings (David Goodman, David Cabeza) and join the crew as they continue their space explorations, encounter new alien civilizations and confront old enemies.
In Odessa (Jonathan Hill) we get to hear the story of Ginny, who after an earthquake is left to bring up her siblings alone, but when an unexpected package arrives on her 18th birthday, her life is upended once again!
After his experience with the Devil's Half-Dozen, Essen Breaker is tired of violence. He's traveled to Haas Haaden, the city at the edge of the world, to escape it. But where Breaker goes, death follows in Reaver vol. 2 (Justin Jordan, Niko Henrichon). Death is also in the air in Undone By Blood: The Shadow of a Wanted Man (Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, Sami Kivela), in which Ethel returns to her hometown intent on revenge, not expecting the horrors awaiting her, and guided by an Old Western pulp novel. Follow the storylines of both as they unfold simultaneously in this new release.
Dan and Cathy's swinging adventures continue in this Sunstone spin-off as their relationship becomes strained, perhaps irreparably. Love conquers all in this stylish slice-of-life take on an ethically non-monogamous couple as Swing vol. 3 (Matt Hawkins, Yishan Li) drops onto the top shelf.
The Troll Guide (Anders Skoglind) won't help you deal with that one guy who feels the need to comment on every post you put up online, but it will teach you how to identify the various under-bridge inhabiting types.
Worried about the impending festive season? Look no further than Gudetama: Surviving The Holidays (Wook Jin Clark). Or avoid it entirely and confront actual demons in Hellboy and the BPRD: The Beast of Vargu and Others (Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Duncan Fegredo, Ben Stenbeck, Christopher Mitten, Adam Hughes) including the story of Eisner Award-winning one-shot Hellboy: Krampusnacht.
They're still in horror-mode over at the House of Ideas, as Marvel Tales: Hellstrom #1 (Gary Friedrich, John David Warner, Warren Ellis, Tom Sutton, Jim Mooney, Leonardo Manco) flies up from the depths of hell to give us some classic tales of the Son of Satan.
John Walker, the former Super Patriot, has been stripped of his official status and is now operating as an independent government contractor protecting government covert interests, in USAgent #1 (Christopher Priest, Georges Jeanty). But nothing is ever easy when you're a super solider with a past...
The full event may have finished but there are still repercussions for the Marvelverse as Web of Venom: Empyres End #1 (Clay McLeod Chapman, Guiu Villanova) sees an ancient evil stirring at the edge of the universe. Meanwhile, back on Earth, what is black and white and red all over? It's not a newspaper, or a penguin in a blender, but a whole new set of tales of your favourite bone-clawed mutant as a raft of creators get involved with Wolverine: Black, White and Blood #1 (Gerry Duggan, Declan Shalvey, Matthew Rosenberg, Joshua Cassara, Adam Kubert).
Everyones favourite webcrawler is in trouble as the Sin-Eater returns in The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 9 (Nick Spencer, Kim Jacinto, Mark Bagley, Marcelo Ferreira, Guillermo Sanna), and he's not just after Spidey as Peter Parker is in his sights too! Also out this week is the latest installment in the Hickman-era X-universe, as Dawn of X vol. 9 (Ed Brisson, Gerry Duggan, Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard, Ben Percy) lands on the trade shelf, featuring stories from New Mutants, Marauders, X-Force and others.
Marvel-Verse: Wolverine and Deadpool (Paul Tobin, Fred Van Lente, Ronan Cliquet, Gurihiru, Matteo Lolli) brings us some top tales of two heroes with healing power, but that's where the similarities between these two end! Flying out of the pages of the current hit run of Captain Marvel, intrepid reporter Ripley Ryan becomes new hero on the block Star (Kelly Thompson, Javier Pina, Filipe Andrade), but she isn't happy about Carol's treatment of her, and is very much more than meets the eye...
Once upon a time there was a little boy named Gus. He had antlers and lived with his father in a little cabin in the woods. Then his father died, and the big man with cold eyes took Gus away. Gus went on many great adventures, found friends, love, happiness, family, and acceptance. Now, years later...it begins again: Sweet Tooth: The Return #1 (Jeff Lemire, José Villarubia)
The Weather Wizard is on the loose and only the Fastest Man Alive can try to stop him in The Flash and the Storm of the Century (Michael Steele, Gregg Schigiel), plus Supes has his hands full of stopping an environmental disaster in Superman and the Toxic Troublemaker (Laurie S. Sutton, Leonel Castellani).
There are more tales from Metropolis in Superman: City of Tomorrow vol. 2, as our hero heads back to Smallville to meet up with Superboy, and Harley and the Joker pop over from Gotham to visit Supes adopted hometown.
Not to be left out there is also a new Bat book this week, as Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Batman - Hush #1 (Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Dexter Soy) reimagines the classic Bat-tale.
Rounding things off for DC this week is Teen Titans / Deathstroke: The Terminius Agenda, in which Slade Wilson's identity has been revealed to the public and his long-time enemies the Teen Titans are closing the net following his escape from Arkham...
For manga fans this week there is the Fairy Tale Box Set vol. 1 (Hiro Mashima, Atsuo Ueda) which contains the first 11 volumes of the story of a young, rebellious celestial wizard with a dream: to join Fairy Tail, the world's most rambunctious and powerful magical guild! In Tarot Cafe collectors edition book 1 (Sang-Sun Park) you can meet Pamela, a tarot card reader who helps supernatural beings living in the human world.
Swimsuits! Ramen! Dumb jokes! Beer! Uncomfortable nudity! All this and more in Grand Blue Dreaming vol. 11 (Kenji Inoue, Kimitake Yoshioka)/ Then there is No Vampire, No Happy Ending vol. 1 (Shinya Shinya) which is actually fairly self-explanatory.
Check out all this week's releases below and we hope to see you in the shop soon!!