A fun new take on the end of the world. Pets welcome!
Marguerite Bennett is stacking up quite the bibliography and buzz. With all the hubbub around her new Batwomansolo series, it’d be easy but unforgivable to forget the first collection of her series at Aftershock Comics: Animosity.
Bennett and artist Rafael de Latorre (Superzero) craft a really fun apocalyptic concept. We human beings should all be terrified if the animals of the world we’ve constructed gain the capacity to reason and communicate as we do. We cage them. We domesticate them. We experiment on them. What happens when the rats decide to break down the walls? What are consequences when your pet iguana can tell you what he really thinks of the things you do behind closed doors? How will you get to work if the birds decide to start making kamikaze dives through your car windshields? Get ready to find out!
The animals can talk, think, and they’ve decided to begin taking their revenge. How? That’s an answer you’ll have to search for in the book. One thing’s certain, they’re bringing chaos and the creators are self-aware of the possibilities of this concept. There’s definitely some fun to be found with the newfound form of consciousness and reasoning that the animals gain. And then the story finds its focus on Jesse, an eleven year-old girl, and her dog, Sandor, who proves that dogs may be mankind’s best friend. Sandor is devoted to Jesse and swears to protect her even as many of his species are drooling at the prospect of bloodying their jowls with their owners. One year after this awakening, Jesse and Sandor begin one of the craziest road trips since Preacher and Y: The Last Man to find Jesse’s half-brother, Adam, who is living in San Francisco and who could be the last bastion of safety for the duo.
Collecting the first four issues of the best-selling series, plus the special one-shot issue Animosity: The Rise. Read the book that, as the solicits from the publisher say, “EVERYONE is talking about.”
It’s finally here! Let’s face it, we’ve all kind of been spoiled with Bryan Lee O’Malley’s previous cult hits that include the never duplicated Scott Pilgrim series and his masterful OGN Seconds. Here’s a creator where we’re used to getting a big chunk of awesomeness at once but this time, O’Malley opted to do his first monthly series. At long last, the first volume if this #addictedtofabulous tale of Lottie Person is available in trade paperback form.
For those of you living in a superhero bubble, you’re probably wondering, “Who is Lottie Person?” That’s a rather complicated and, thus far, very fun question to answer. Lottie Person is an influential fashion blogger. She has a “[redacted] number of followers and is always on forefront of what’s hot and what’s not. As far as the digital world’s concerned, she’s the epitome of a fun-loving celebrity social media star. Every pic of her is fierce and fabulous. All of her [redacted] followers hang on her every post. Except the reality might be a little less glam-tastic. What the world doesn’t see is that Lottie suffers from ridiculously severe allergies. Which is what makes her the eponymous #Snotgirl. It’s a world of snot, blood, tears, and where nothing is exactly as it appears.
Mr. O’Malley’s brought on a newcomer for art duties in Leslie Hung. While some were at first a little disappointed that he wouldn’t be the one behind the pencils and inks, there’s no denying he’s picked a perfect collaborator to capture the complex and duplicitous world of Lottie Person.
Cthulu crime stalks the streets of New York in this cosmic horror mini-series!
There’s been a pattern, some might classify it as a plague, of crimes committed in the Big Apple that defy logic. They’re too weird and bizarre for the average detective to unravel without having to believe in the extraordinary. Fortunately, Detective Sebastian Greene isn’t your average detective. He’s fighting against these unspeakable terrors that lurk in the shadows from beyond space and time. The reason he can take on these beings who want to usher in the unimaginable evil, the Old Ones, is because he’s one of them. After all, who better to catch a monster than one of their own?
It’s part cop procedural, part H.P. Lovecraft terror, and completely compelling. If you love mystery, sci-fi, horror, and classic pulp, then this weird tale is just what the coroner ordered. This collection has every issue of the mini-series that brings Fred Van Lente’s penchant for air-tight plots filled with unexpected turns back to darken your book shelves. Just remember this one thing: Buyer beware…
Deals with the devil rarely go right. See how the web of terror and intrigue ends in one of 2016’s best received series.
Chris came to Iraq after the 2003 American invasion to recruit and train a new generation of post-Saddam police. The murder of a recruit forced the Florida cop turned military consultant into an investigation that tangled the old government, new government, the jihadist network, the criminal underground, and American military machine together in a surefire suicide mission. Fortunately, Chris wasn’t alone chasing down the killer amidst the layers of lies and hidden agendas.
Aided by a Baghdad cop, Nassir, and the politically savvy Sofia, Chris thought he’d found the people responsible for the crime. Now, with Nassir captured, the stakes are ramping up as one man’s murder has dug Chris and everyone around him into a much deeper hole. In the violence’s aftermath, everybody’s lost something and now a debt must be paid even if it’s in blood. They say never trust a deal with the devil. In Baghdad, those kinds of deals can be explosive.
Even though it’s damn near the middle of February I thought the following list of Forbidden Planet NYC’s most popular, best-selling graphic novels of 2013 would be of some interest.
Perhaps you’re looking for a new read, and are curious as to what the cool kids in the heppest city in the solar system are picking up (even if some of these books have been perennial faves for years and years). Perhaps you’ll be looking at this list for some other reason (stalkers). Either way, thanks to all our customers who made 2013, and every year, such a great time to be in the business of slinging quality books!
It’s a rather lengthy post so it continues after the jump…
Recently, we’ve been surveying readers and staff, and cluing you in to some of our favorite indie shops around the country. First we did bookstores, then we moved on to record stores. Both lists generated healthy debates, and lots of suggested additions. Now, we’ve asked our Facebook followers (along with some expert friends) to tell us about their favorite comic shops. The top 10 we’ve come up with is certainly skewed by our own prejudice for stylish, wide-ranging stores that also stock indie comics and graphic novels, rather than old-fashioned places that only cater to superhero devotees. And we’d much rather see a small, well-curated store than a big one that stocks the same stuff as every other big one.
Before you enter Forbidden Planet for the first time, take a deep breath… you’re going to want to buy everything.
While I don’t agree with one of the the article’s comments regarding the staff, and the picture of the shop they chose to use was taken ca. 1998, we’re quite honored.
One of the secrets of success in life is connections, knowing the right people and mixing in the correct social circles to ensure a prosperous future. The hardest part about making these crucial connections, however, is stopping yourself from punching every single human being you meet in their pathetic, mewling faces for not letting YOU rule them all like the simpering cattle they are! Bwa-HA-Ha!
Prepare to hear the good news, brother (or sister): There is an organization dedicated to the same principles you hold dear, the high rewards and low accountability of being an elitist, evil global dominator! You may have heard of this incredible body of like-minded individuals: they call themselves COBRA! Continue reading →