Mark Millar, writer of Kick-Ass, and phenomenal artist Goran Parlov have created a new comic book series called STARLIGHT that’s sorta like if an aging Flash Gordon who had returned to Earth gets called back to the planet Mongo for one more adventure! It looks gorgeous and it’s got heart, so we’re already excited for the next issue!
It’s a MillarWorld kinda week, since Millar and the one and only Frank Quitely have released JUPITER’S LEGACY #4 this week, too! Joy!
If you’re as big a fan as we are of Greg Rucka’s Lazarus, you’ll want to check out his new comic book VEIL this week! Rucka is so good at pulling you in with great characterization and mystery and suspense, and this story is a wonderful question mark! Read it now, and thank us later….
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Featured Comic Books:
VEIL #1 (OF 5) (MR)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Toni Fejzula
A beautiful girl wakes up in an abandoned subway station with no memory of how she
got there. When men try to hurt her . . . they wind up dead. Where did she come from?
And what is she capable of?
• An all-new series from Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka!
• Art by Toni Fejzula (Cthulhu).
• A surprising new heroine from the creator of Lazarus and Queen and Country!
STARLIGHT #1 (MR)
(W) Mark Millar (A) Goran Parlov (CA) John Cassaday
Forty years ago, Duke McQueen was the space hero who saved the universe. But then he came back home, got married, had kids and grew old. Now his children have left and his wife has passed away, leaving him alone with nothing except his memories… until a call comes from a distant world asking him back for his final and greatest adventure. This issue launches the much-anticipated Millarworld Universe. Get in on the start of something MASSIVE!
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Paolo Rivera
Once the deadliest, most feared mutant mastermind on the planet, MAGNETO is no longer the man he once was. After falling in with Cyclops and the X-Men, Erik Lehnsherr became just one more pawn in another man’s war. But now, determined to fight the war for mutantkind’s survival on his own terms, Magneto sets out to regain what he’s lost…and show the world exactly why it should tremble at the sound of his name. Magneto will safeguard the future of the mutant race by hunting down each and every threat that would see his kind extinguished-and bloody his hands that they may never be a threat again.
MOON KNIGHT #1
(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Declan Shalvey
Marc Spector is Moon Knight!…Or is he? It’s hard to tell these days, especially when New York’s wildest vigilante protects the street with two-fisted justice and three-that’s right, count ‘em-different personalities! But even with the mystical force of Khonshu fueling his crusade, how does the night’s greatest detective save a city that’s as twisted as he is? The road to victory is going to hurt. A lot. Marvel’s most mind-bending adventure begins NOW as Moon Knight sleuths his way to the rotten core of New York’s most bizarre mysteries!
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #1
(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
WELCOME TO THE JEAN GREY SCHOOL OF HIGHER LEARNING! The ALL NEW MARVEL NOW smash hit series schools with Jason Latour (WINTER SOLDIER) and Mahmud Asrar (X-MEN) leading the charge with drama, action and homework(?)! World-famous X-Men Wolverine, Storm, and a star-studded faculty must educate the next generation all-powerful, but inexperienced mutants! But with their own lives steeped in deadly enemies and personal crises, how can the X-Men guide and educate-let alone defend-the school? At the Jean Grey School, you never know who will enroll…or who will lead the class! And what mysterious organization waits in the shadows to destroy Wolverine’s mutant sanctuary? These questions and more are answered in the All-New Marvel Now sure-to-be-smash, WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #1!
Featured Graphic Novels:
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 07 RIFT PART 1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Gene Luen Yang & Various (A/CA) Gurihiru
Avatar Aang asks his friends to help him honor Yangchen’s Festival-one of the highest Air Nomad holidays, which hasn’t been celebrated in over one hundred years.
But cryptic visits from the spirit of Avatar Yangchen herself lead Aang to discover a jointly owned Fire Nation and Earth Kingdom refinery-operating on land sacred to the Airbenders! Is this the cause of the pollution Aang finds there, or is a more mysterious menace afoot?
HARLEY QUINN WELCOME TO METROPOLIS TP
(W) Karl Kesel (A) Terry Dodson & Various (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
In this new Harley collection, HQ heads to Metropolis with allies Poison Ivy and Bizarro in tow! Collecting HARLEY QUINN #14-25.
SATELLITE SAM TP VOL 01 (MR)
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Howard Chaykin
NEW YORK CITY, 1951: The star of the hit TV show “Satellite Sam” turns up dead in a flophouse filled with dirty secrets. If his son can sober up, he might be able to figure out why in this noir mystery shot through with sex and violence in the seedy underbelly of TV’s golden age. By MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, Casanova, Hawkeye) and HOWARD CHAYKIN (BLACK KISS I & II, AMERICAN FLAGG!).
Collects SATELLITE SAM #1-5
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1 (MR)
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard
The biggest storyline in THE WALKING DEAD history starts here. It’s Rick versus Negan, with a little help from everyone else!
Collects THE WALKING DEAD #115-120
In the game of Dragon Caster, you take on the role of a powerful sorcerer who fights other Casters for glory and conquest. Your casting numbers represent either the dragons you can summon to battle, or the type of mana that your dragons may obtain. This mana can be used to grant your dragons a variety of special powers. In order to gain victory, you must destroy the area containing your opponent’s Caster.
ONCE UPON A TIME: KNIGHTLY TALES
In Once Upon a Time, players tell a story together using cards that show fairytale elements and endings. Now add more valorous deeds to your game with the Knightly Tales expansion. Inspired by legends of gallant knights and their ladies, the 38 Story Cards and 17 Ending Cards in this set can be shuffled into your Once Upon a Time storytelling card game deck to add chivalrous themes and more variety to your game. For an even stronger knightly feel, try removing some of the core Story or Ending Cards.
Dungeon Heroes is a tile-placement dungeon crawl. One player controls an adventure party of four heroes: a warrior, a wizard, a cleric and a rogue. The other player is the dungeon lord. He creates the dungeon and controls the monsters within. His goal is to construct a layout by placing tiles turn by turn that the heroes cannot survive. After the ninth turn the monsters within the dungeon enrage and begin to hunt down the heroes at the command of the dungeon lord. The heroes must unravel the dungeon lord’s scheme by disarming traps, killing monsters and using powerful magic to reveal hidden areas. Their goal is to locate three treasures to win the game. The dungeon lord, quite naturally, wants to stop the heroes from doing this…
PENNY ARCADE: PAINT THE LINE ECG – RED TIDE
“In 1976, as the specter of nuclear war loomed worldwide, the UN Security Council introduced Resolution 501. Known as the Table-Tennis Accords, it decreed that all conflict between nations be resolved through the dialect of Ping-Pong. When Chinese terrorists struck down the US Table Tennis Team in 1979, a rag-tag band of students was forced to play in their stead. Lead by rivals Johnathan Gabriel and Tycho Brahe, they were victorious – but not unharmed. Now, in 1984, the Russian Bear has begun to stir. In times like these, America needs men whose grip is sure. Men who play the entire table.”
Penny Arcade: Paint The Line ECG: Red Tide, an expandable card game, features fast and furious tabletop tennis battles. Each set comes with everything you need to play and you can use up to four sets to customize your deck and use your awesome ping-pong skills to battle for your country!
Toys / Collectables
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY GARY FRANK
DESIGNED BY GARY FRANK
SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN
The version of the Dark Knight featured in the bestselling original graphic novel, BATMAN: EARTH ONE, by writer extraordinaire Geoff Johns and fan-favorite artist Gary Frank is the newest stunning addition to the long-running line of BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE statues. Measures Approximately 7″ Tall.
STAR TREK UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY EXCELSIOR SHIP
A Diamond Select Release! Sculpted by Art Asylum! The next electronic starship from DST and Art Asylum is finally leaving drydock! The U.S.S. Excelsior, registry number NCC-2000, commanded by Captain Hikaru Sulu, came to the rescue at the end of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, when it helped the Enterprise defeat General Chang and his experimental Bird of Prey. This new ship measures 16 inches long and features film-accurate lights and sound effects, as well as the voice of George “Sulu” Takei himself. Includes adjustable display stand.
WALKING DEAD TV SERIES 5 MAGGIE ACTION FIGURE
From McFarlane Toys. Maggie is the eldest of Hershel’s daughters, and it is apparent she is not your typical girl from the farm. Beautiful and headstrong, her qualities quickly attracted Glenn’s attention and he wasted no time making his feelings known in this new unpredictably dangerous world. They proved that even in a zombie apocalypse, love can flourish. This action-figure comes with approximately 22 points of articulation, knife with hip sheath, assault rifle, and pistol.