Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday's Headlines - Star Wars News

Writer/director Rian Johnson has announced the completion of post-production on Star Wars: The Last Jedi - three months before the film is scheduled to debut.

The next film, Episode IX, is scheduled to begin filming in June 2018 for a late 2019 release.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

Comic Book Preview - VARK KNIGHT RETURNS #1

(W) Dave Sim, Sandeep Atwal (A) Dave Sim, Gustave Dore (CA) Frank Miller, Lynn Varley, Sandeep Atwal
Batvark Invictus; three-part (sorry!) Batvark’s Wedding Vows; Batvark tweets Johnny Depp; also reprints online strips from September 2016:  Cerebus goes to see Suicide Squad; King Solomon, rap artist; Cerebus the Party Hat; Xavier Cugat and conga-line snakes; Siamese Twin Girl-Boy and The Aardvarkian League of Justice;  building the Poet Laureate Pyramid & The Granite-Slab Freestyle Slalom; “Ode to Beatrice’s JLo Heinie”; Snake Comics; Aardvark-Vanaheim Civil War: Cerebus vs. The Renegade Super-Poets and more!
In Shops: Dec 27, 2017 SRP: $4.00

Comic Book Preview - NORTHGUARD SEASON 2 #4

(W) Anthony Falcone, Aaron Feldman (A) Sergio Carrera, Federico Iglasias (CA) Cian Tormey
The Chapterverse continues! Beaten and bloody, Northguard is up against an army of unstoppable foes who want him dead. To make matters worse, his uni-band – the source of his powers – is broken, and his only partner is a man who hates his guts. Mondays, am I right?
In Shops: Dec 27, 2017 SRP: $3.99

Comic Book Preview - CAPTAIN CANUCK YEAR ONE #2

(W) Jay Baruchel, Kalman Andrasofszky (A) Creees Hyunsung Lee (CA) Cary Nord
The lost tale of how Tom Evans became the hero known as Captain Canuck continues in “Sur Saray,” the story that began in the Captain Canuck Free Comic Book Day special and co-written by Jay Baruchel (Undeclared, This is the End, Goon 2, How to Train Your Dragon)! Tom Evans has returned to service in Afghanistan, newly empowered by his encounter at Site: Aleph, but still reeling from the ordeal. Assigned to support the notorious mercenary group Parsifal, Evans is horrified to discover the extent of their brutal subjugation of the people. Torn between his orders and a burning need to stand against injustice, Tom must find a way to balance a soldier’s duty with a hero’s conscience.
In Shops: Dec 27, 2017 SRP: $3.99

Comic Book Preview - CAPTAIN CANUCK YEAR ONE #1

(W) Jay Baruchel, Kalman Andrasofszky (A) Marcus To (CA) David Finch
Jay Baruchel joins Chapterhouse with an epic origin story! If you missed FCBD, we have you covered! Captain Canuck Year One Book One is available again at $1.99 with a brand-new deluxe cover wrap featuring David Finch’s iconic image of the Captain. And on the reverse of every cover of Year One is the virgin art! “Sur Saray” is a Year One story set during Tom Evans’ time serving in the Afghanistan war. Tom has returned to active duty after going AWOL to rescue his brother from Site ALEPH, but his unit, the PCE Squad is folded into an unscrupulous mercenary platoon. Frustrated by the injustices he’s witnessing on a daily basis, Tom begins slipping away by night, using his new powers to right the street-level wrongs the military is too unwieldy to effectively address.
In Shops: Dec 06, 2017 SRP: $1.99

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Comic Book Image of The Day!

Spider-man from J. Scott Campbell

Comics, Comics, Comics!

Need Comics?  Well, checkout these comics for your reading entertainment!

Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #1 $3.99 Boom! Studios
From John Carpenter (director of Big Trouble in Little China, Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York) and Anthony Burch (writer of Borderlands 2) comes the story of old man Jack Burton's final ride in the Pork-Chop Express. ' The year is 2020, and hell is literally on Earth. Ching Dai, sick of relying on screw-ups like Lo Pan to do his bidding, has broken the barriers between Earth and the infinite hells, and declared himself ruler of all.

Zombie Tramp #39 $4.99 Danger Zone Comics
The battle continues as Janey goes head-to-head with her closest ally in a crazy all-out beach brawl!

Aquaman #28 $2.99 DC Comics
'UNDERWORLD' finale! Caught in the claws of the monstrous crustacean crime baron known as Crush, Aquaman and Dolphin are bargaining chips in a most dangerous game with the cruel King Rath, who'll do anything to keep the secret of Arthur's survival from the people of Atlantis. Meanwhile, Mera's mission to break into the sealed kingdom hits a rough patch when Atlantis' magical technology short circuits on a massive scale-especially those devices made of a certain metal...

Mighty Mouse #4 $3.99 Dynamite Entertainment
It was bad enough when Mighty Mouse got trapped in the real world. But now, Mouseville faces an alien invasion! And the aliens are invading our world too! How can Mighty Mouse and his human friend Joey possibly defend two worlds and save the day?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Countdown 09/20/2017

Greetings Comic Book Fans,

We start this week's countdown with bonus comic to the Weekly Top 10. Northwest Comics & Games Presents the Weekly Top 10 Countdown! As we always do each and every Wednesday, we're suggesting the following comic book titles you might like to read and add to your already awesome comic book collection. Please remember to contact your local comic book store to see if they carry any titles you see today! Enjoy.

X-Men Gold #12  $3.99 Marvel Comics (Bonus)
While on a mission to apprehend the latest incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the X-Men discovered a villain amongst their number who was a complete mystery. Little did they know, the alien KLEEVUS was on a mission of his own! Now, they're on the verge of discovering Kleevus' true nature...but will it be too late?

10. Invincible #140 $2.99 Image Comics
'THE END OF ALL THINGS,' Part 8 (of 12)-Thragg has done the unthinkable, again, and pushed Mark to his breaking point. Wait...there are FOUR more issues after this one? How?!

9. G.I. Joe First Strike #1 $3.99 IDW Publishing
As Scarlett heads off to Cybertron to confront the events of First Strike, her G.I. Joe team on Earth faces an unusual enemy... V.E.N.O.M.! With the help of a former M.A.S.K. member, G.I. Joe looks to put an end to Miles Mayhem's sinister group once and for all, in the Greatest Crossover One-Shot Of All Time!

8. Killer Instinct #1 $3.99 Dynamite Entertainment
The Shadow Lord Gargos has been defeated! But the battle to save humankind from his Astral invasion has taken a terrible toll on the Earth. Our world lies in ruin, and a sinister new power called the Coven has risen from the ashes, vying with the megacorporation Ultratech to rule the shattered nations. The heroes Kim Wu and Jago-their Astral powers weakened by their devastating war against Gargos-must band together with the scattered remnants of the Night Guard to forge a pathway into the Astral Plane.

7. Super Sons #8 $3.99 DC Comics
'Planet of the Capes' part three! The Super Sons find themselves blasted across the cosmos to a weird world called Yggardis. As Superboy and Robin endeavor to stop this strange place's super-powered factions from killing each other, can a horde of ultra-powerful aliens, some sentient multiversal clay and a showdown with the villain Kraklow stop them from getting back to Earth?

6. All New Fathom #8 $3.99 Aspen Comics
The pulse-pounding volume six finale is here! With the aid of Tyler and Chance, Aspen Matthews must depose the brutal dictator invading the capitol city of The Blue, her old ally and mentor, Cannon Hawke! However, saving her people won't come without sacrifice! Aspen makes a shocking discovery about Cannon Hawke that could forever change the landscape of The Blue civilization-as well as their ties with humanity!

5. Batman #31 $2.99 DC Comics
'THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES' part five! It's tough to beat the two biggest puzzle makers in the world at their own game, and Batman's gambits have only pulled him deeper into the moral quagmire where the Riddler and The Joker do their dirty work. All of Gotham City hangs in the balance as Batman faces the ultimate conundrum: are brainteasers better than belly laughs?

4. Doctor Strange #25 $4.99 Marvel Comics
Comic art legend KEVIN NOWLAN joins John Barber (DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER) for an incredibly special anniversary issue! A mysterious foe that Strange BARELY defeated in his past comes back to haunt Strange's present and finds him MUCH weaker. Uh-oh!

3. Shirtless Bear-fighter #4 (of 5) $3.99 Image Comics
With his home destroyed and his spirit broken, Shirtless must join forces with a hated enemy if he hopes to rise against Logger and his loyal army of chainsaw-wielding Lumber Louts! Don't miss the pulse-pounding penultimate issue of SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER!

2. Star Wars Annual #3 $4.99 Marvel Comics
The Rebel Alliance is on the lookout for a new secret base! Rebellion leader Princess Leia goes with Han Solo to scope out a secret hideout only he knows... as well as the group of killers who want him dead!

1. Superman #31 $2.99 DC Comics
'IMPERIUS LEX!' It's a game of thrones on Apokolips as the lords of the dreaded world battle each other to claim its rule. Lex Luthor is summoned back to the warring planet, and he will need Superman to help him reclaim a crown he did not ask for. Meanwhile, Lois is confronted by the Female Furies and Jon faces the Children of the Firepits.

Comic Book Spotlight - So Cute It Hurts GN Vol. 15

So Cute It Hurts GN Vol. 15 $9.99 Viz Communications
The Tohoku earthquake devastated Sendai and the surrounding region, but life must go on. Time is passing, recovery is ongoing, and Megumu and Mitsuru are building their new lives. But Megumu struggles with the idea that healing from tragedy must mean forgetting. Can she find a way to use her new success as a manga artist to honor all that was lost? For mature audiences.