New Comics & Books for 1/24/18!

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ABBOTT #1 (OF 5)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Sami Kivela (CA) Taj Tenfold
Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt) and artist Sami Kivelä (Beautiful Canvas) present one woman’s search for the truth that destroyed her family. Hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy.

 

DOOM PATROL #10 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Gerard Way (A/CA) Nick Derington
The world is going haywire, and it’s up to the Doom Patrol to save it from going to S#!%. Weird things continue to happen that only the Chief can (attempt to) explain. Plus, tap dancing, and secret origins revealed!

 

INHUMANS JUDGMENT DAY #1 (OF 1) LEG
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing (A) Michael Del Mundo (CA) Daniel Acuna
THE INUMANS FACE THE WRATH OF THEIR CREATORS!
The Royal Family has spent months tracking down Primagen, the element that birthed Terrigen and could save the Inhuman race from its slow extinction. But to get it, they confronted the Progenitors – beings older than the Earth itself. They stole fire from the gods. And the gods are angry. The fate of planet Earth once again sits in Black Bolt and Medusa’s hands. The Progenitors are here to end their experiment once and for all – and our world with it. Who will be able to stand…on Judgment Day?
Rated T+

 

LEGION #1 (OF 5) LEG
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter Milligan (A) Wilfredo Torres (CA) Javier Rodriguez
Trauma Part 1
A mind-bending X-Men tale from the brains of Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and Wilfredo Torres (Moon Knight, Black Panther)! David Haller, the son of Professor Charles Xavier, has always had trouble containing the multiple personalities in his mind. And with each personality, comes a wild and dangerous mutant power. But now, a terrifying new personality is threatening to absorb these powers and take over David’s mind and body. In a desperate attempt to save himself, David seeks out the help of renowned young psychotherapist Hannah Jones to delve into his fractured mind and fight back this dark personality. But unknown to Legion….Dr Jones brings her own demons with her…
Rated T+

 

RAVEN DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #1 (OF 12)
DC COMICS
(W) Marv Wolfman (A) Pop Mhan (CA) Yanick Paquette
In this all-new miniseries, Raven faces a new, otherworldly menace that is all too grounded in reality. Plus, Raven’s personal life is in an uproar as her mother and aunt struggle for the soul of a Titan! It’s up to Baron Winters of the Night Force to intercede on her behalf as she embarks on the adventure called “The Girls With the Anime Eyes”!
RATED T

 

STAR TREK DISCOVERY #2
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (A/CA) Tony Shasteen
The STAR TREK event of 2017 continues with this exclusive tie-in comic to the blockbuster new television series! Secrets are revealed that will change the course of the galaxy forever!
Bullet points:
* Co-written by Discovery writer and Trek novelist Kirsten Beyer and longtime Trek comic book writer Mike Johnson!
* Art by Star Trek comic book veteran and fan-favorite Tony Shasteen, of the hit series, Boldly Go!
* Explore the strange new worlds and new civilizations of Discovery each month!
* Each issue features a “ships of the line” cover by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire! A great first look at the new ships of Discovery!

Featured Books:

IMMORTAL IRON FISTS MPGN TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kaare Andrews (A) Afu Chan, Afu Chan
FIRST TIME IN PRINT!
There’s a new Iron Fist in town: the young kung fu monk Pei! And Danny Rand is ready to teach her everything she needs to know about harnessing her chi and being a hero. But can he teach the young native of K’un-Lun how to fit in at a New York City public school? And what about all the mysterious monsters that keep trying to destroy the Big Apple? Trouble is coming, but thank goodness this city is big enough for both Iron Fists – it’s gonna need them! Get ready for an action-packed tale with twice the Iron Fists – crushing demons AND crushing on classmates.
Rated T+

 

ONLY END OF THE WORLD AGAIN HC
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (A/CA) Troy Nixey
This fantasy story blending the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft and Roger Zelazny features an adjustor who recently sets up shop in Innsmouth only to discover that the world may be ending and that the instrument of destruction is a werewolf. From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman comes this adaptation by P. Craig Russell, Troy Nixey, and Matthew Hollingworth.

 

PREDATOR HUNTERS TP
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Chris Warner (A) Francisco Ruiz Velasco (CA) Doug Wheatley
A New Direction in Predator Stories! Since time immemorial, the aliens known as Predators have come to Earth to hunt us. Now a group of survivors of those visits have begun a hunt of their own. This is the year that humanity turns the tables on the Predators! Collects Predator: Hunters #1-#5.

 

X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 03 MOJO WORLDWIDE
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn, Marc Guggenheim (A) Jorge Moline & Various (CA) Arthur Adams
Blue and Gold, together at last! Mojo, the demented creature obsessed with melding deadly TV shows with reality, has made Earth his focus – and it will take the combined might of two teams of X-Men to fight back! But when threats from their past are thrown at them, including Sentinels and the Brood, how will the squads react? Flooded by bad memories, can Kitty and Jean lead their X-Men to save Manhattan? Or will tricks like, oh, say, the Dark Phoenix be exactly what Mojo needs to finally deliver the ratings hit he’s longed for? The mighty mutants will have to take the fight to Mojoworld itself if they have any hope of stopping the absurd Mojo-fication of Midtown Manhattan! Collecting X-MEN BLUE #13-15 and X-MEN GOLD #13-15.
Rated T+

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    COMIC REVIEW: CROWDED!!!

    Review by Darryl Blaker, Director of Marketing @ EC!

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    ROOT

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    Root represents the next step in our development of asymmetric design. Like Vast: The Crystal Caverns, each player in Root has unique capabilities and a different victory condition. Now, with the aid of gorgeous, multi-use cards, a truly asymmetric design has never been more accessible.

    The Cats play a game of engine building and logistics while attempting to police the vast wilderness. By collecting Wood they are able to produce workshops, lumber mills, and barracks. They win by building new buildings and crafts.

    The Eyrie musters their hawks to take back the Woods. They must capture as much territory as possible and build roosts before they collapse back into squabbling.

    The Alliance hides in the shadows, recruiting forces and hatching conspiracies. They begin slowly and build towards a dramatic late-game presence--but only if they can manage to keep the other players in check.

    Meanwhile, the Vagabond plays all sides of the conflict for their own gain, while hiding a mysterious quest. Explore the board, fight other factions, and work towards achieving your hidden goal.

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    THE PICKLE RICK GAME

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    TOWER OF MADNESS

    Investigate unspeakable horrors without losing your marbles — literally!

    The veil between worlds in thinning, an ancient horror is awakening, and the very existence of the world hangs in the balance. You must investigate a series of horrific locations and discover the unknowable truth before the world ends — or go mad in the attempt to save it. Find the paranormal gates that have opened onto our world, and be stout of heart and strong of mind for only then will you discover how to seal the gates and save humanity.

    In Tower of Madness, a three-dimensional clock tower, standing a foot tall and filled with marbles of four distinct colors, stands before you. Thirty unworldly tentacles push through the tower walls in every direction in this high-tension, push-your-luck dice game of Lovecraft-inspired horror. Fail your investigation dice rolls and you will be forced to draw a tentacle from the tower. Any marbles that fall as a result affect your character immediately, whether adding to your discovery total, gaining you spells and knowledge that man was not meant to have, or gaining madness; drop one of the three DOOM marbles, however, and you summon Cthulhu and end the game.

    Investigate every horrific location in the deck, each with its own unique dice challenge, in order to save the world before your luck runs out. The player with the most discovery points is declared the hero and wins the game. Otherwise, the insane players collectively enjoy a brief moment of victory as Cthulhu rises, destroys the world, and eats them last...as their reward.

    BEFORE THERE WERE STARS

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    This "feel-good" game lets you appreciate the boundless imagination in all of us and awards points for the best story moments — allowing everyone to shine regardless of their skill as a storyteller. Playing this game is a breath of fresh air that never repeats itself, except in the fun and warmth of emotion it brings to your table.
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    HARLEY QUINN'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION... THIS SATURDAY @ EC!!!

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    The FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE DC Comics BOMBSHELL BUTTON, and you'll receive a FREE RAFFLE TICKET for our ON-SITE HARLEY & FRIENDS RAFFLES at Noon and 12:30pm!!!

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