STAFF PICKS FOR 05/20/2015!!!

The End is here for Marvel, but we’re going MAD for all the great books from all publishers this week!

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ALEX

NEW COMIC: SECRET IDENTITIES #4

SECRET IDENTITIES #4Punchline must uncover the truth when she and Vesuvius find themselves pulled into battle against a super-powered stalker. Meanwhile, Crosswind continues manipulating one of his new teammates, bringing him one step closer to learning the secrets of the Front Line.

TRADE PICK: BRYAN LEE O MALLEY SECONDS GN seconds

The highly anticipated new standalone full-color graphic novel from Bryan Lee O’Malley, author and artist of the hugely bestselling Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series.Seconds is a complex and novelistic standalone story about a young restaurant owner named Katie who, after being visited by a magical apparition, is given a second chance at love and to undo her wrongs. Fans new and old will love Bryan’s bold and quirky style infused with his subtle, playful humor.

CAMILLE

NEW COMIC: MAD MAX FURY ROAD NUX & IMMORTAL JOE #1 (MR)

mad maxIn a fallen world ravaged by oil and water wars, humanity exists without law or mercy. All those who wander the Wasteland are ruled by a single imperative…survive! Among them is Max Rockatansky, a Road Warrior haunted by his turbulent past… “It’s hard to know who is more crazy. Me or everyone else?!” In this first issue, witness the rise of Colonel Joe Moore, a war hero turned tyrannical warlord…The Immortan Joe! And don’t miss the story of Nux, one of the Immortan’s “War Boys,” who knows only the chaos into which he was born. From the mind of George Miller, the creator of the Mad Max trilogy, comes a brand new epic tale that serves as a prelude to the upcoming film, Mad Max: Fury Road!

TRADE PICK: CYCLOPS TP VOL 01 STARSTRUCKcyclops

Cyclops just discovered that the father he thought died long ago is alive and well – and a space pirate! Spinning out of ALL-NEW X-MEN comes the first solo adventure for one of the time-traveling original mutant teens! Young Cyclops stays in space to get to know his dad, and the two steal a Badoon spaceship for an intergalactic road trip! First stop, the resort world of Dixzit – but Dixzit has a dark secret. And when Corsair and Cyclops shipwreck, they get to have that nice father-son chat they’ve both been avoiding, The indigenous species are none too happy with them, either. What bargains will need to be struck to get out alive? And is their would-be rescuer putting Scott at greater risk than before? Greg Rucka charts a new course for the first X-Man! Collecting CYCLOPS (2014) #1-5.

JAKE

NEW COMIC: MAD MAX FURY ROAD NUX & IMMORTAL JOE #1 (MR)

mad maxIn a fallen world ravaged by oil and water wars, humanity exists without law or mercy. All those who wander the Wasteland are ruled by a single imperative…survive! Among them is Max Rockatansky, a Road Warrior haunted by his turbulent past… “It’s hard to know who is more crazy. Me or everyone else?!” In this first issue, witness the rise of Colonel Joe Moore, a war hero turned tyrannical warlord…The Immortan Joe! And don’t miss the story of Nux, one of the Immortan’s “War Boys,” who knows only the chaos into which he was born. From the mind of George Miller, the creator of the Mad Max trilogy, comes a brand new epic tale that serves as a prelude to the upcoming film, Mad Max: Fury Road!

TRADE PICK: ZENITH HC PHASE ONE zenith hc

Berlin, 1945: The allies unleashed the Second World War hero Maximan upon the German super soldier Masterman. Maximan’s defeat was only kept secret by the nuclear bomb which destroyed both men. Forty-plus years later, and twenty years after a generation of ’60s British superpowered heroes came and went, the teenage pop star Zenith is the only superhuman left – and his only interest in women, drugs, alcohol, and fame. So when he is contacted about the threat from the many-angled ones and the impending destruction of our world, his first reaction is to steer well clear. But the superhumans of the past have other plans!

KATIE

NEW COMIC: MOON KNIGHT #15

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There is a monster under the beds of the children of Manhattan and he’s hungry. Many children have already fallen to the beast’s hunger and it’s up to Moon Knight to stop it.

TRADE PICK: OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 01

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NEW HORROR SERIES FROM THE WALKING DEAD CREATOR, ROBERT KIRKMAN! Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it.

 

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