Welcome to the new new normal - the shop may be closed to the general public but we are getting new comics in this week and every fortnight going forwards until at least July. You can buy comics via the website for delivery or instore collection (sorry but no browsing in the shop yet)
Right! Let's talk comics!
This weeks biggest release by a country mile is the much anticipated Lucocrats #1 (Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol, Jeff Stokely, Tamra Bonvillain), a joyous romp through the lives of Baron Otto Von Hades and Professor Hades Zero-K, the titular Ludocrats who are here to save us all in their one very special way... expect comedy high-jinks in this sci-fi fantasy project from the wunderkind of the UK comics scene.
Also hitting the racks this week is Disaster Inc. #1 (Joe Harris, Sebastian Piriz), the story of a nuclear disaster area turned... tourist trap? For those with the money, power and connections nowhere is off-limits, but those still living in the exclusion zone may have different ideas. Finally, if the coronapocalypse isn't enough for you, enter the world after a zombie catastrophe in Year Zero #1 (Ben Percy (A) Ramon Rosanas), the tale of five survivors of a horrific global epidemic who must draw upon their unique skills and deepest instincts to navigate a world of shambling dead.
Indie trade wise this week there is 100% (Paul Pope), the tale of a strip club in the New York of the future, as seen in the Heavy Metal series by the same creator. Is it possible to find love and safety whilst living the American nightmare? Well, you'll just have to read it to find out! Speaking of the good ol' U S of A, there is also American Jesus vol. 1 (Mark Millar, Peter Gross) in which a 12 year old boy discovers he is the reincarnation of the Son of God and all Hell breaks loose (pun very much intended I'm afraid).
Set in the Forgotten Realms, Dungeons and Dragons: Days of Endless Adventure (Jim Zub, Max Dunbar, Nelson Daniel, Netho Diaz) is a trio of stories that stand alone, or can be used to fuel your own campaigns. Family Tree vol. 1 (Jeff Lemire, Phil Hester) is the story of an eight year old girl who mysteriously starts turning into a tree - but is it as unexpected as it first seems? Jeff Lemire is at his very best here in the tale of a mother who will do anything to keep her family safe.
There is also the much-hyped Bog Bodies (Declan Shalvey, Gavin Fullerton, Nalty Rebecca), a tale of two people from wholly different backgrounds that must find their way through a desolate landscape with a troubled history.
From DC this week we have a selection of trades, including Batman: Last Knight on Earth (Scott Snyder, Jonathan Glapion, Greg Capullo), set in a future where Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham having never been Batman, as has to find his way in a Gotham that doesn't know his alter-ego. From the same Bat-team (and friends) there is also Batman: Death of the Family (Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Jonathan Glapion, Jock, Greg Capullo), the New 52 story that rocked the Bat to his very core, thanks to the Joker being his absolute worst self.
Freedom Fighters vol. 1 (Robert Venditti, Bruno Redondo, Eber Ferreira, Jackson Herbert, Scott Hanna, Eddy Barrows) is an alt-world story where Kal-El didn't land in the cornfields of Kansas, but instead 1930s Czechoslovakia, only to be found by the rising Nazi party. More than 50 years later, can a new wave of all-American heroes take on the most powerful 'man' on the planet?!
Also from DC is Our Fighting Forces: Giant #1 (Sal Guinta, Brian Meltzer, Christopher Priest, Larry Hama, Jim Lee, Chris Mooneyham, Mirko Colak) a colection of reprints of classic war stories from the archives.
The latest from the YA DC Ink imprint is Gotham High (Melissa De La Cruz, Thomas Pitilli): before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, Bruce, Selina, and Jack were high schoolers, and this is their story. Also for teen readers this week is My Video Game Ate My Homework (Dustin Hansen) a graphic novel about a 13 year old who gets himself and his friends trapped in a video game that they must beat to get home.
Also out this week is Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 (Alyssa Wong, Cresta, Marika) with a new creative team for the adventure-prone treasure hunter.
New for the young folks this week is Anti/Hero (Kate Karyus Quinn, Demitra Lunetta, Maca Gil) featuring two new DC characters, one a super strong hero and the other s super smart villain, in a Freaky Friday style body swap - except that kids these days won't know what Freaky Friday is so this entire explanation is lost of them...
Check out all the releases below and we will see you here agin in two weeks time! For the moment we can deliver you comics vis post or when checking out online you can choose in store collection - we are open for collections 1-5PM from Weds-Sun - Any questions just let us know :)