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Monday, 21 September 2020

Little Bird by Darcy Van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram

 "Choose your life carefully, Little Bird."

Ahhh that exciting, sometimes infuriating alchemy in comics regarding what illustrations bring to the writing. A good story is a good story, but excellent art will lift all levels of writing – it is, after all, a visual medium. In Little Bird (Image Comics), the writing by Darcy Van Poelgeest is very good. It’s a story that feels both large in scale, but also intensely personal for the titular protagonist, mixing her role in building a resistance against a violent oppressive regime with her discovery about her bloody heritage. With an opening which drops you at a crucial point, a la Star Wars, and never really lets up, the storytelling is brilliantly concise but never rushed – there’s a confidence here that belies the fact that this is Van Poelgeest’s first work in comics.




With all the nightmarish violence, themes of religion and the fact that it's science fiction, it’s a story that could have come from the mind of Alejandro Jodorowsky. But just as Jodorowsky was blessed to work with the extraordinary illustrator Moebius, artist Ian Bertram has really elevated Little Bird into something special. Reminiscent of Frank Quitely but with added expressionism, the art is detailed with delicate line-work but always manages to convey energy and movement and weight. The sequential art storytelling is also exemplary; there is one plot-point that had me re-reading the pages to marvel at how beautifully it was executed. All elements to the story are enhanced, whether it’s the violence (bloody and extreme), the horror (lots of entrails, religious imagery and those spooky eyes), suspense, or the moments of dream-like surrealism. At the same time, Bertram has designed a world that looks other-worldly yet Earthly, ancient but futuristic.


The one niggle is a visually slightly messy cover to this edition, but otherwise this is an stunning example of the medium, deservedly winning an Eisner award for best limited series.



Monday, 7 September 2020

Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith

 “The once upon a time is real. Trust me.”

Are we all familiar with the troupes of Tolkienesque fantasy worlds of trolls and elves and quests? Are we tired of them yet? Of course not, apart from the limitless scope for adventure, they’re such wonderful allegorical and metaphorical vehicles for age-old themes of finding oneself and accepting differences etc. Folklords (Boom! Studios) manages to find another spin on the genre. Eighteen-year-old Ansel is the archetypal young adult in such stories feeling like he doesn't belong which is driving his desire to seek adventure. This time our young protagonist looks so alien in his environment because he looks so familiar to us – he’s wearing a black suit and tie. The reason for this is that he’s been having dreams about our world, one of buildings and cars and gadgets, and he's been copying the things he remembers from it. It’s a delicious side-note of intrigue to the story as Ansel establishes and sets off on a quest to find the supposed mythical Folklords whilst avoiding the fascist regime of The Librarians.

Matt Smith’s artwork has a really nice All Ages simplicity to it, but his time working on Hellboy and the BPRD has honed his eye for heightening gothic and creepy moments from the story and its environment including some genuinely dark Brothers Grimm-type scenes which manage to never rely on gore. The characters are all engaging, and the plot remains intriguing although it does lose a little of its charm as the story becomes more cynically self-aware. Also, the final chapters feature such a flurry of ideas that it can feel rather rushed. But there’s more than enough here to maintain interest in this beautifully realised ongoing series. It will be fascinating to see where writer Matt Kindt is heading with it all. Fascist Librarians? Megalomaniacal folk-lords (i.e. writers)? A protagonist dreaming of a land away from fantasy-troupe characters? Maybe the biggest spin on the genre here is the suggestion that we should be shedding some of these age-old forms of myth and story.



Monday, 17 August 2020

The Winter of the Cartoonists by Paco Roca

 “These are rough times to have dreams.”

Imagine a time when comics were such big business that a handful of creators who were tired of not owning the rights to the work they produced, the editorial interference and the paltry financial recompense, decided to take the risk of breaking away from the publishing house they worked for and launch their own title. The last time this sort of thing happened was in the early nineties when seven creators tired of the Marvel-DC machine, broke away to successfully form Image Comics. The true events recounted in The Winter of the Cartoonists (Fantagraphics) are similar only in its idealistic venture.

The book is set in the late fifties, when Editorial Bruguera was the most successful publishing house of weekly comics and magazines in Spain and retained all rights to artists work in a way that seemed to reflect the political climate of a country that had been through a civil war. Five highly regarded creators were willing to risk what little they earned to begin Tio Vivo magazine but found their dreams crushed by their former employer. This isn’t a spoiler, by the way; the book flits between 1958 with the creators having to accept returning to Bruguera, and 1957, when they were filled with enthusiasm for their new venture.


This is obviously quite a disheartening subject but Eisner Award-Winning (for The House) creator Paco Roca handles it in an interesting way languishing in the friendship of the characters and the ambience of the era. Discussions about contracts and creative freedom are mixed with chats about cigar smoke, wives, food and office flirtations. At one point a background character notices a turn in the weather and gets a panel all to themselves of putting up an umbrella. There’s a lovely, comforting feel to the clean-lined genial expressions in the characters body language.


The theme of dashed dreams and sacrifices is universal, and Roca doesn’t lose sight of this with genuinely touching final scenes. One is left considering the fact that if this happened during a time of buoyancy in the comics market, what must it be like for comic creators today?

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Paying The Land by Joe Sacco

“What is the worldview of a people who mumble no thanks or prayers, who take what they want from the land and pay it back with arsenic?”


There’s a moment
in Paying The Land (Jonathan Cape) when someone the author is interviewing is not happy to discover that the subject he is there to talk about will be turned into a comic. He complains that “it’s not a cartoon. It’s not a joke.” This comment spoke of his ignorance about the medium – graphic novels have for a long time, proved to be a powerful way of conveying even the most traumatic events in history as Art Spiegelman famously demonstrated with Maus (1991) about the Nazi persecution of the Jews. What the interviewee was no doubt also unaware of, is that he was talking to Joe Sacco, probably the most highly-regarded comics reporters in the business thanks to work such as Palestine (2002), Safe Area Gorazde (2000) and Footnotes in Gaza (2009).




This latest book is set in the Canadian Northwest Territories where the Dene people have lived for centuries. It is a story of the relationship between people and land. The Dene have always lived off the land but now the modern age brings new needs from that land; that of oil, gas and diamonds. It’s about rights, ownership and natures balance, as well tradition and cultural heritage. There is a bigger story at work of course, questioning mankind’s place on earth, what our values are and about the inevitability of change.


This is a dense book, filled with debates, legal technicalities and history, all hung heavily around personal accounts and viewpoints. The risk is that it could feel emotionally un-involving, but Sacco has also done an impressive job with the art, filling the pages with people and faces that all feel unique and carefully rendered (contrasted by his own familiar cartoony, blank spectacled self-representation). Sacco also shows impressive versatility, evocatively capturing the snowy landscape, animals, machinery and expert crowd compositions. The obvious care and craft put into the artwork is a poignant reminder of how the medium allows an artist to not only tell a story but portray its importance.

Monday, 20 July 2020

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist by Adrian Tomine

“I will spank YOUR ass!!”

Few sequential artists manage to capture everyday life with such a simple sense of realism and yet, considering the supposed absence of “style”, still manages to be instantly recognisable in a way that has their work gracing album covers and The New Yorker. Adrian Tomine has been writing and illustrating short stories about relationships since the late 90’s in titles including Optic Nerve, Shortcomings and Summer Blonde. His most recent work entitled Killing and Dying had novelist Zadie Smith singing his praises in a review. He’s what you might call an important creator within the medium of graphic novels. But what does that mean to the outside world? Well, pretty much nothing in a world where superheroes dominate popular culture and yet you’d be hard-pressed to find someone on the street who could name five comics creators.


In The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist (Faber and Faber), Tomine recalls incidences throughout his career that will have you wincing at the misfortune, rudeness and ignorance that can befall an overly sensitive creator, not just in everyday life, but also within the industry itself. No-show signings, awkward interviews and mispronouncing’s of his name are mixed with equally uncomfortable moments in his personal life, bringing us to an final vignette that manages to dovetail everything with insight and reflection on his life.




Clear concise storytelling, in small six-panel grids per page, deftly convey both place and the emotional weight of the characters with just a hint of cartoony style to accentuate the humour or absurdity when necessary. The format of the book is lovely; like a moleskin notebook complete with rounded corners, grid-lined pages, ribbon bookmark and elastic strap to stop it opening with closes. It perfectly captures a sense of peeking into Tomine’s private journal. 

Monday, 13 July 2020

Summer Spirit by Elizabeth Holleville

 “I never said I didn’t want to grow up.”

What is it with lazy Summer family holidays that lends itself to a meditative state of assessment of one’s life? It’s a rest point in the year that, if you’re fortunate enough, has recurred through life from childhood. In teenage years, bodily and hormonal changes can make each holiday seem different from the last and it’s the situation that the protagonist of Summer Spirit (Nobrow) finds herself in. Louise spends every summer at her grandmother’s house on the coast with her sister and cousins, all of which are older than her. This year the age gap between her and the other girls feels all the more pronounced and she feels ostracised from their older teen preoccupations. Then she discovers the presence of a ghost in the house.




Writer/artist Elizabeth Holleville has created a beautifully meandering tale, filling it with moments of the mundane, which allows life to breath and for the story to come from character. Scenes, and sometimes just panels of teenage melodrama mix with concerns about the grandmothers mental health and moments of inconsequential detail so that nothing feels contrived to serve the purpose of theme or plot.


Strangely for such a grounded story, the appearance of the ghost does not feel jarring and that’s partly due to the soft flowing line-work which has a dreamy feel to it. It also benefits from a soft and charming colour palette to the book, filled with purple and violet, peach and pale green. Overall, a deceptively simple, charming story.


Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Fire Power by Robert Kirkman & Chris Samnee

“I’ve learned all I can… down there.”

The problem with launching a new series is that it’s extremely hard to get new readers invested in a new character and story over just one issue. Even a writer as prolific and popular as Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead amongst a ton of others) has to come up with new tricks. So instead of releasing six monthly issues and then collecting them into a book (when some titles may find themselves cancelled due to poor sales by then anyway), his newest series has been released as an original graphic novel first, after which subsequent issues will follow.

Reading very much like an origin story for a superhero, Fire Power (Image/Skybound) is an action-adventure series revolving around martial arts and ancient mystical powers – think Iron Fist without the millionaire inheritance. Kirkman has said that he was aiming for an 80’s style lightness of touch and was drawing on some familiar sources, and yes, the troupes are played with including a trek across snowy mountains to the temple, an old master who wears a baseball cap and sports trainers and listens to Radiohead, a bully who takes an instant dislike to our hero, meditating whilst balancing on poles, some shaolin-style basketball. And it all leads to big invasion and mass smackdown which leads the way for forward time jump to the present where the comic series will follow on.
A former Daredevil artist, Chris Samnee has an assured eye for capturing dramatic poses and the sense of movement for martial arts.


Note: The intention was to release the first issue proper as a freebie for free comic book day. Thanks to the pandemic FCBD didn’t happen as comic shops were closed, so instead, for a limited time, each graphic novel comes with a copy of the next issue

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

NEW COMICS EVE!





HELLO ALL!

Well it's been a while almost 3 months to the day since we opened the doors to you but goodness it feels forever.I spent a couple of days last week setting the shop up for trading safety and I was really concerned that we would shatter the ambience of the store and replace it with a crime scene.
It's actually pretty fine-so what's the new procedure to get into the building to get at those
 NEW COMICS!

1 Limit of 3 customers in the store and only 1 customer upstairs at any time.
(As a consequence of this you may experience a hopefully short wait outside)

2 To manage this we have a nifty retractable door gate that will be opened and closed by a 
member of staff.

3 We have a sensor activated hand sanitiser unit immediately to your left as you walk in.

4 Colourful floor markings highlight the one way system around the store.

5 We have 'Sneeze screens' at the till and Standing order counter upstairs.

6 All staff will be wearing masks and while we are not insisting that you do it we would 
encourage it because it's a mask and mask's are cool.

7 We will be wiping and cleaning and buffing until we sparkle.
I think that covers it for now.
Hope it's not to awkward although it probably will be weird but weird is OK in my book.

OH

If you have prepaid for your Standing order and just want to pick up not browse DON'T QUEUE just 
call 01273 691012 and we can bring your order out to you.
&
We are initially only accepting credit/debit card payments as opposed to cash.
  
 Our New Opening Hours 
WEDNESDAY 11am - 2pm

 (30 minute Staff mask siesta!) 

2.30pm - 5pm



FRIDAY   11am - 2pm

 (30 minute Staff mask siesta!) 

 2.30pm - 5pm



SATURDAY  11am - 2pm

  (30 minute Staff mask siesta!) 

 2.30pm - 5pm



SUNDAY   11am - 2pm

 (30 minute Staff mask siesta!) 

2.30pm - 5pm

So what's New this Week then?

DC COMICS

AQUAMAN #60
AQUAMAN GIANT #4
BATGIRL #46
BATGIRL #46 INHYUK LEE VAR ED
BATMAN #93
BATMAN #93 CARD STOCK FRANCESCO MATTINA VAR
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #13
BATMAN BEYOND #44
BATMAN THE SMILE KILLER #1 (MR)
BOOKS OF MAGIC #20 (MR)
CATWOMAN #22 CARD STOCK J T TEDESCO VAR ED
CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1
CATWOMAN #22
DAPHNE BYRNE #5 (OF 6) (MR)
DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #1 (OF 6)
DETECTIVE COMICS #475 FACSIMILE EDITION
DOLLAR COMICS BATMAN #13 2013
DOLLAR COMICS GREEN LANTERN #1 2011
FLASH #754
FLASH #755
FLASH #756
FLASH ANNUAL #3
GREEN LANTERN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECIAL
GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 #4 (OF 12)
HARLEY QUINN #72
HARLEY QUINN & THE BIRDS OF PREY #2 (OF 4)
HAWKMAN #24
JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #7 (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #47
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23
LOW LOW WOODS #6 (OF 6) (MR)
METAL MEN #7 (OF 12) BRIAN BOLLAND VAR ED
NIGHTWING ANNUAL #3
PLUNGE #4 (OF 6) (MR)
QUESTION THE DEATHS OF VIC SAGE #3 (OF 4)
RED HOOD OUTLAW #46
STRANGE ADVENTURES #2 (OF 12)
STRANGE ADVENTURES #2 (OF 12) EVAN SHANER V
SUICIDE SQUAD #6
SUPERMAN #22
SUPERMAN #22 BRYAN HITCH VAR ED
SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #11 (OF 12)
TEEN TITANS #42
WONDER WOMAN #757
WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH #3 (OF 4) (MR)
WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH #3 (OF 4) DANIEL JO
YOUNG JUSTICE #15
YOUNG JUSTICE #15 BEN CALDWELL VAR ED

IMAGE

AFTER REALM #2
BIRTHRIGHT #44
DEAD BODY ROAD BAD BLOOD #1 (OF 6) (MR)
DIE #11 CVR A HANS (MR)
DYING IS EASY #5 (OF 5) CVR A SIMMONDS
FAMILY TREE #6
GIDEON FALLS #22 CVR A SORRENTINO & STEWART
HARDCORE RELOADED #5 (OF 5) (MR)
KING OF NOWHERE #2 (OF 5) CVR A JENKINS
MIDDLEWEST #17 (MR)
MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY #3 (OF 6) CVR A ANDOLFO
MONSTRESS #28 (MR)
MOONSHINE #18 (MR)
NOMEN OMEN #6 (OF 15) CVR A CAMAGNI (MR)
OUTER DARKNESS CHEW #3 (OF 3) CVR A CHAN (M
RESISTANCE #2 (OF 6)
SAVAGE DRAGON #249 (MR)
SEX CRIMINALS #29 (MR)
SPAWN #307 CVR A MCFARLANE
TARTARUS #3 CVR A COLE

OTHER PUBLISHERS

2000 AD PROG #2180
2000 AD PROG #2181
ANGEL & SPIKE #11 CVR A MAIN PANOSIAN
FAITHLESS II #1 ONE PER STORE VAR (Net) (MR
GEORGE RR MARTIN A CLASH OF KINGS #4 CVR A
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #272 CVR A DIAZ
MAN WHO EFFED UP TIME #3
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #50 FOIL WRAPA
ONCE & FUTURE #8
RED SONJA AGE OF CHAOS #4 CVR A PARRILLO
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #28 CVR A BULMER (C: 1-0
TMNT ONGOING #105 CVR A CAMPBELL
TRANSFORMERS #20 CVR A PIRRIE
TRANSFORMERS VS TERMINATOR #2 (OF 4) CVR A
VAMPIRONICA NEW BLOOD #4 (OF 4) CVR A MOK
WICKED THINGS #2 CVR A SARIN

MARVEL

2020 RESCUE #2 (OF 2)
CAPTAIN AMERICA MARVELS SNAPSHOT #1 PEREZ V
EMPYRE AVENGERS #0
EMPYRE AVENGERS #0 LARRAZ VAR
IMMORTAL HULK #34
IRON MAN 2020 #4 (OF 6)
MARVEL PREVIEWS VOL 05 #1 JULY 2020 
SPIDER-HAM #5 (OF 5)
STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #3
THOR #5

TOYS

POCKET POP MARVEL VENOM CAPTAIN AMERICA FIG
POCKET POP MARVEL VENOM GROOT FIG KEYCHAIN
POCKET POP MARVEL VENOM HULK KEYCHAIN (C: 1
POCKET POP MARVEL VENOM IRON MAN FIG KEYCHA
PREVIEWS #382 JULY 2020 (Net)
POP ANIMATION NARUTO GAARA VIN FIG (C: 1-1-
POP ANIMATION NARUTO OROCHIMARU VIN FIG (C:
POP ANIMATION NARUTO RUNNING VIN FIG (C: 1-
MARVEL BLACK WIDOW 6IN TASKMASTER AF
MARVEL LEGENDS 6IN GREY SUIT BLACK WIDOW AF
STAR WARS 6IN MAN BLACK SERIES THE MANDALOR

GRAPHIC NOVELS/TRADE PAPERBACKS

GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 04 (MR)
INVISIBLE KINGDOM TP VOL 02 EDGE OF EVERYTH
DOOMSDAY CLOCK HC PART 02 WITH SLIPCASE
STAR WARS AGE OF REBELLION HC
ART OF THE LAST OF US PART II HC (AUG198625
FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION TP NAME IS D
IRON MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP WAR MACHINE
ART OF WOLFENSTEIN YOUNGBLOOD HC (C: 0-1-2)
EC ARCHIVES WAR AGAINST CRIME HC VOL 02 (C:
MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 20
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES SILVER AGE OMNIBUS H
MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE OMNIBUS HC



Ok I'm going to keep this super brief 'cause we have SO much to do before Wednesday 11am but a couple of housekeeping bits.
DC and Diamond UK have come to an agreement to continue distributing comics in the UK through until December 31st-now that's a MASSIVE relief.
As of July 1st Diamond will be shipping NEW COMICS WEEKLY again so that's GREAT! 
They may not turn up until the Wednesday of each week but we will let you know on social media what time the first floor will open each week.
THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO ADDED TO THEIR STANDING ORDER IT REALLY MEANS SO MUCH TO US.
I really wasn't kidding about cutting shelf titles so again PLEASE PLEASE think of setting up an order if you want to get all the comics you love and support US& Diamond & The Industry because we are all FAR from out of the woods yet. 
Lastly thanks to for every email you sent over the past 3 months with queries and support and to all who just sent love-IT MEANT THE WORLD TO US ALLXXX

Stay safe and hope to see you very soon!
Stephen and The Dave's Family 

Wednesday, 10 June 2020



Hello again!
  Well we are getting very close to our reopening so I think it's about time that you had our solid plans in one place so here we go!

(Wow! When we open it would have been 3 months almost to the day since we last opened our doors.)
WEDNESDAY
 24TH JUNE
11am 
 DAVE'S COMICS #5 
DAVE'S #3
 SYDNEY STREET
 REOPEN!
(Oh that felt soooooo good to write!)
So our new opening days and hours are going to look like this for the first month
until the official start of school Summer Holidays in Brighton & Hove

WEDNESDAY 11am - 2pm
 (30 minute Staff mask siesta!) 
2.30pm - 5pm

FRIDAY   11am - 2pm
 (30 minute Staff mask siesta!) 
 2.30pm - 5pm

SATURDAY  11am - 2pm
  (30 minute Staff mask siesta!) 
 2.30pm - 5pm

SUNDAY   11am - 2pm
 (30 minute Staff mask siesta!) 
2.30pm - 5pm


We are initially only accepting credit/debit card payments as opposed to cash.

As mentioned in the past few posts
  You are more than welcome to pay in advance 
of Wednesday 24th
Just let me know after Friday 19th June because at that point we would have seen the invoice for all stock shipping for the 24th and can give you an accurate total.

This would work by me sending you an itemised list of all comics that we are holding for you on standing order and once you confirm that it's correct or would like to add or subtract titles I'll send you a PayPal invoice link and once it's paid you can just come over to the store and pick up
without having to hang around in a queue-
&
 the aforementioned will be short because we are limiting 

3 CUSTOMERS MAXIMUM 
in the store at any one time.
&
only 1 customer upstairs at a time.

I know it's a super pain but the layout/size of the shop dictates that and I hope you understand that's it's for everyone's safety to keep a 2 metre social distance wherever possible.
We will have a member of staff managing the door to make this new social awkward totalitarian dictate as stress free as possible.

We will all be sporting Dave's Comics masks and will be wiping down surfaces & shelves & doorknobs & just about everything throughout the day so please forgive the lemony zest that will be permeating within our walls and no doubt wafting down Sydney Street and beyond.

(We would LOVE to see your masks home made/shop bought whatever but your forgiven if you forget to pack one.)

OK That's enough to digest regarding a fortnight from today lets show you what shipped this week.

DC COMICS

ACTION COMICS #1022
AMETHYST #3 (OF 6)
AQUAMAN #59
AQUAMAN #59 TYLER KIRKHAM VAR ED
BASKETFUL OF HEADS #6 (OF 7) (MR)
BATMAN #92
BATMAN #92 1 25 PUNCHLINE JIMENEZ CARD STOCK VAR 
BATMAN #92 CARD STOCK ARTGERM VAR ED
BATMAN SECRET FILES #3
BATMAN SUPERMAN #9
BATMAN SUPERMAN #9 MIKE MAYHEW VAR ED
BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #1 (OF 6)
BATMANS GRAVE #7 (OF 12)
BIRDS OF PREY #1
BIRDS OF PREY #1 VAR ED
DETECTIVE COMICS #1022
FAR SECTOR #6 (OF 12)
HARLEY QUINN #73
JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #6 (MR)
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1940S ART
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1950S DAV
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1960S F M
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1970S JIM
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1980S SEI
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1990S G D
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 2000S LEE
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 2010S JOC
JUSTICE LEAGUE #46
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #22
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #22 CLAYTON CRAIN VAR ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #21
LAST GOD SOURCEBOOK #1
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #6
LOIS LANE #11 (OF 12)
NIGHTWING #71
NIGHTWING #71 ALAN QUAH VAR ED
SHAZAM #12 (RES)
SHAZAM #12 KEN LASHLEY VAR ED (RES)
SUPERMAN GIANT #3
SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #10 (OF 12)
SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #10 (OF 12) BEN OLIVER V
SWAMP THING GIANT #4
WONDER WOMAN #755 (ALLOCATED)
WONDER WOMAN #755 IAN MACDONALD VAR ED
WONDER WOMAN #756

IMAGE 

ADVENTUREMAN #1
BITTER ROOT #8 CVR A GREENE (MR)
COPRA #6
DECORUM #2 CVR A HUDDLESTON (MR)
DIE DIE DIE #10 (MR)
ICE CREAM MAN #19 CVR A MORAZZO & OHALLORAN (MR)
KILLADELPHIA #6 CVR A ALEXANDER (MR)
NAILBITER RETURNS #1
OLD GUARD FORCE MULTIPLIED #4 (OF 5) (MR)
REAVER #8 (MR)
SONATA #10 CVR A ANACLETO & HABERLIN (MR)
STEALTH #2 (OF 6)
UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #6 CVR A CAMUNCOLI (MR)

OTHER PUBLISHERS

2000 AD PROG #2178
2000 AD PROG #2179
ALIENATED #3 (OF 6)
BANG #2 (OF 5) CVR B KINDT
BLACKWOOD MOURNING AFTER #3 (OF 4) CVR A FISH
BOYS DEAR BECKY #1 (MR)
BUFFY EVERY GENERATION #1 CVR A MAIN
BUTCHER OF PARIS #5 (OF 5) (MR)
CIMMERIAN RED NAILS #1 CVR A CASSEGRAIN (MR)
CIMMERIAN RED NAILS #1 CVR B STEVE MORRIS (MR)
CIMMERIAN RED NAILS #1 CVR C KALVACHEV (MR)
COR BUSTER EASTER SPECIAL 2020
CRITICAL ROLE VOX MACHINA ORIGINS SERIES II #6 (OF
DEATH-DEFYING DEVIL #5 CVR A LEE
DEJAH THORIS (2019) #5 CVR A PARRILLO
FAITHLESS II #1 CVR A LLOVET (MR)
FRANKENSTEIN UNDONE #2 (OF 5) CVR A STENBECK
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #271 CVR A ATKINS (C:
GO GO POWER RANGERS #32 CVR A CARLINI CONNECTING (
GO GO POWER RANGERS #32 CVR B MERCADO VAR (C: 1-0-
GO GO POWER RANGERS #32 WRAPAROUND FOIL VAR (C: 1-
JAMES BOND #5 CVR A RICHARDSON
JIM HENSON DARK CRYSTAL AGE RESISTANCE #8 CVR A FI
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #419 (C: 0-1-1)
KILL LOCK #5 (OF 6) RAMONDELLI
NANCY DREW & HARDY BOYS DEATH OF NANCY DREW #1 CVR
RED MOTHER #5
VAMP #3 (MR)
VAMPIRELLA RED SONJA #8 CVR B YOON

MARVEL

BLACK CAT #11
DAREDEVIL #20
DEADPOOL #5
EXCALIBUR #10
MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #10 SOMMARIVA (C: 1-0-0)
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #17 OUT
NEW MUTANTS #10

GRAPHIC NOVELS/
TRADE PAPERBACKS


20LONDON TP (MR)

GODZILLA COMP RULERS OF EARTH TP VOL 01 NEW ED (C:

LUTHER ARKWRIGHT TP (C: 0-1-2)

MARTIAN MANHUNTER IDENTITY TP

MEPHISTO TP SPEAK OF THE DEVIL

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 11 (C: 1-1-2)

PANORAMA TP (MR) (C: 0-1-2)

PAUL IS DEAD OGN

USAGI YOJIMBO TP VOL 01 BUNRAKU & OTHER STORIES (C

WE SERVED THE PEOPLE MY MOTHERS STORIES ORIGINAL G

WONDER WOMAN TEMPEST TOSSED TP

X-MEN BY JONATHAN HICKMAN TP VOL 01

YOU BROUGHT ME THE OCEAN TP

YOUNG JUSTICE HC VOL 02 LOST IN THE MULTIVERSEDC COMICS

If you would like any of the above added to your order drop me a line.
Now in closing you may have been aware of the news that broke over the weekend regarding 
DC COMICS decision to  stop using DIAMOND US&UK as a distributor.
Two new Distributors have got the exclusive distribution rights worldwide and we are currently in the process of applying for an account with Lunar Distribution.
Lunar are trying to figure out how they can best serve the UK with timely and most important of all
affordable shipping and hopefully the next time I post all of this will be sorted.

Ok next time you hear from me will be REOPENING EVE 23RD JUNE!
Stay safe all the love
Stephen and Family Dave's
.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

     

Hi everyone it's another Comic Delivery!



As mentioned last week Diamond UK are shipping every two weeks for the foreseeable future so below 

are all titles that have been released and we have received today.
All standing orders have been processed and if you would like to add any titles or you don't have a standing order drop me a line at orders@davescomics.co.uk 
 I'll put them aside for you for pick up on or after our reopening date of
  WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE.

More details on opening hours and days soon.

Stay safe!
We hope to reunite with you in under a month!
All our love 
Stephen & The Family Dave's
xxx


NEW RELEASES 
FOR 27TH MAY 2020


DC COMICS
BASKETFUL OF HEADS #7 (OF 7) (MR)
BATMAN BEYOND #43
BATMAN BEYOND #43 FRANCIS MANAPUL VAR ED
BOOKS OF MAGIC #19 (MR)
DAPHNE BYRNE #4 (OF 6) (MR)
DOLLHOUSE FAMILY #6 (OF 6) (MR)
DREAMING #20 (MR)
HARLEY QUINN #72
HARLEY QUINN #72 FRANK CHO VAR ED
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE #6 (OF 6)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #44
JUSTICE LEAGUE #44 NICOLA SCOTT VAR ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE #45
JUSTICE LEAGUE #45 DAN MORA VAR ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #20
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #20 SKAN VAR ED
LOIS LANE #10 (OF 12)
LOIS LANE #10 (OF 12) TULA  LOTAY VAR ED
LOW LOW WOODS #5 (OF 6) (MR)
LOW LOW WOODS #5 (OF 6) JENNY FRISON VAR ED (MR)
METAL MEN #6 (OF 12)
RED HOOD OUTLAW #45
SUICIDE SQUAD #5
SUICIDE SQUAD #5 JEREMY ROBERTS VAR ED
TEEN TITANS #41
TEEN TITANS #41 KHARY RANDOLPH VAR ED
TERRIFICS #27
BATMAN GIANT #4
DCEASED UNKILLABLES #3 (OF 3)
OUR FIGHTING FORCES GIANT #1
PLUNGE #3 (OF 6) (MR)
WONDER WOMAN GIANT #4
IMAGE
BIRTHRIGHT #43
DEADLY CLASS #44 CVR A CRAIG (MR)
EXORSISTERS #6 CVR A LAGACE & PANTAZIS
FARMHAND #15 (MR)
LUDOCRATS #1 (OF 5) CVR B MCKELVIE (MR)
MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY #1 (OF 6) 2ND PTG (MR)
MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY #2 (OF 6) CVR A ANDOLFO (MR)
MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY #2 (OF 6) CVR B BRAGA (MR)
MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY #2 (OF 6) CVR C SANDOVAL (MR)
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #45 (MR)
OUTER DARKNESS CHEW #2 (OF 3) CVR A CHAN (MR)
SAVAGE DRAGON #248 (RES) (MR)
OTHER PUBLISHERS
2000 AD PROG #2175
2000 AD PROG #2176
2000 AD PROG #2177
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #282
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #14 CVR A MAIN LOPEZ
DOCTOR WHO 13TH SEASON TWO #4 CVR A ANWAR
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS INFERNAL TIDES #3 (OF 5) CVR A
FIVE YEARS #9
GO GO POWER RANGERS #31 CVR A CARLINI CONNECTING (
GO GO POWER RANGERS #31 CVR B MERCADO VAR (C: 1-0-
GOON #10 CVR A POWELL
JIM HENSON STORYTELLER GHOSTS #2 (OF 4) CVR A WALS
KILL WHITEY DONOVAN #5 (OF 5) CVR A PEARSON (MR)
KING OF NOWHERE #2 (OF 5) CVR A JENKINS
PREVIEWS #380-381 MAY JUNE 2020 (Net)
RED SONJA #15 CVR A LEE
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #23 CVR A FOSCO (C: 1-0-0)
VENGEANCE OF VAMPIRELLA #7 CVR A PARILLO
YEAR ZERO #1 CVR A ANDREWS
YEAR ZERO #1 CVR B DEODATO JR
MARVEL
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #43
AVENGERS #33
MARAUDERS #10
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #1
VENOM #25
VENOM #25 RON LIM VAR
GN/TPS
BATMAN HC BOOK 12 CITY OF BANE PART ONE
BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH HC
BOG BODIES OGN (MR)
FAMILY TREE TP VOL 01
FAMOUS FIRST EDITION NEW FUN #1 HC (RES)
SNOTGIRL TP VOL 03 IS THIS REAL LIFE
SWAMP THING BY NANCY A COLLINS OMNIBUS HC (MR)

NEXT DELIVERY
WEDNESDAY 10TH JUNE

Wednesday, 20 May 2020


Hello again
Hope your all safe and ALERT! as we creep towards our reopening and the UK supply chain for new comics back to some semblance of normality.
Since I last posted Diamond have announced that they will start to ship new comics every TWO weeks as opposed to the weekly schedule we have known and loved.
So the first regular delivery will be shipping on the 27th May in the UK.
We have received the legendary 25th March delivery and I've processed all of your standing orders
and the full shipped product follows.

COMICS

 2000 AD PROG #2174
2020 FORCE WORKS #2 
ACTION COMICS #1021
ACTION SPECIAL 2020 ONE SHOT
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #42
AMETHYST #2 
ANALOG #10 CVR A O SULLIVAN 
ANGEL & SPIKE #10 CVR A MAIN PANOSIAN
ANIMOSITY #27 
ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #308
BASKETFUL OF HEADS #6 
BATGIRL #45
BATGIRL #45 TERRY & RACHEL DODSON VAR ED
BATMAN BEYOND #42
BATMAN BEYOND #42 FRANCIS MANAPUL VAR ED
BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #8 
BATMAN SUPERMAN #8
BATMAN SUPERMAN #8 CARD STOCK ANDY KUBERT VAR ED
BLACK PANTHER #22
BLADE RUNNER 2019 #7 CVR A MCCREA 
BLADE RUNNER 2019 #7 CVR B MEAD 
BOOKS OF MAGIC #18 
CAT SHIT VOL 01 #1 
CROWDED #12 CVR A STEIN BRANDT FARRELL
DEATH OR GLORY #10 CVR A BENGAL 
DETECTIVE COMICS #1021
DETECTIVE COMICS #1021 CARD STOCK LEE BERMEJO VAR
DOLLAR COMICS JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 2011
DOLLAR COMICS JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 2006
DYING IS EASY #4 
EDGAR ALLAN POES SNIFTER OF TERROR SEASON 2 #6 
EVE STRANGER #5 
FALCON & WINTER SOLDIER #2 
FANTASTIC FOUR MARVELS SNAPSHOT #1
FAR SECTOR #5 
FLASH #752
FLASH #752 JUNGEON YOON VAR ED
FOLKLORDS #5 
FROM BEYOND THE UNKNOWN GIANT #1
GEARS OF WAR HIVEBUSTERS #5 
GEORGE RR MARTIN A CLASH OF KINGS #3 CVR A MILLER
GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1 NIGHTCRAWLER
GIANT SIZE X-MEN NIGHTCRAWLER #1 CALDWELL VAR
GRUMBLE MEMPHIS & BEYOND THE INFINITE #1 
HEATHEN #10
HELLIONS #1 DX
HIDDEN SOCIETY #2 
IMMORTAL HULK #33
INCREDIBLE HULK #182 FACSIMILE EDITION
JESSICA JONES BLIND SPOT #6 
JIM HENSON DARK CRYSTAL AGE RESISTANCE #7 CVR A FI
JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #5 
JUDGE DREDD FALSE WITNESS #1 CVR A ZAMA 
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #21
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #21 CLAYTON CRAIN VAR ED
KILL LOCK #4 
KILL WHITEY DONOVAN #4 
KILLADELPHIA #5 CVR A ALEXANDER 
LAST GOD #6 
LAZARUS RISEN #4 
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #5
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #5 CARD STOCK ALEX GARNER V
LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #8 
LUCY CLAIRE REDEMPTION #4 CVR A UPCHURCH 
MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS 
MARVELS AVENGERS BLACK WIDOW #1
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #49 CVR A CAMPBELL 
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #49 FOIL MONTES VAR 
MONSTRESS #27 
MOUNTAINHEAD #3 
NO ONES ROSE #1 CVR A MAIN
NO ONES ROSE #1 CVR B GOODEN DANIEL
OLD GUARD FORCE MULTIPLIED #4 
ON THE STUMP #2 CVR A PRENZY 
ONCE & FUTURE #7
ONCE & FUTURE #7 THANK YOU VAR 
POWER RANGERS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #4 MIKE
PROTECTOR #3 
PUNISHER SOVIET #6 
QUANTUM & WOODY 
RAT QUEENS #21 
RAVENCROFT #3 
RED HOOD OUTLAW #44
RED HOOD OUTLAW #44 PHILIP TAN VAR ED
RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA #10 CVR A DALT
REVENGE OF COSMIC GHOST RIDER #4 
RICK & MORTY #60 CVR A ELLERBY 
RICK & MORTY #60 CVR B STARKS 
RISING SUN #3 
ROAD TO EMPYRE KREE SKRULL WAR #1
SCREAM CURSE OF CARNAGE #5
SEX CRIMINALS #28 
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #27 CVR A WELLS & GRAHAM 
STAR #3 
STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #2
STRANGER THINGS INTO THE FIRE #3 
SUICIDE SQUAD #4
SUICIDE SQUAD #4 JEREMY ROBERTS VAR ED
SUPERGIRL #40
SUPERGIRL #40 CARD STOCK DERRICK CHEW VAR ED
TAROT #4 
TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #121 20TH ANNIVERSAR
TMNT JENNIKA #2 
TMNT ONGOING #104 CVR A CAMPBELL 
TMNT ONGOING #104 CVR B EASTMAN 
TOMORROW #2 
TRANSFORMERS GALAXIES #6 CVR A MILNE 
TRANSFORMERS VS TERMINATOR #1 CVR A FULLERTON 
TRUE BELIEVERS EMPYRE LYJA #1
TRUE BELIEVERS EMPYRE SHE-HULK #1
TRUE BELIEVERS EMPYRE VISION #1
VARKING DEAD #1
WITCHFINDER REIGN OF DARKNESS #5 
WOLVERINE #2 DX
WOLVERINE #2 FINCH VAR DX
WONDER WOMAN #754
WONDER WOMAN #754 CARD STOCK RAFAEL GRAMPA VAR ED
X-MEN #9 DX
X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #3 
X-O MANOWAR 

GRAPHIC NOVELS

ART OF DOOM ETERNAL HC 
ART OF JOSE GONZALEZ HC 
BATMAN CREATURE OF THE NIGHT HC
BLACK HAMMER JUSTICE LEAGUE HAMMER OF JUSTICE HC 
CAPTAIN AMERICA BY TA-NEHISI COATES TP VOL 03 LEGE
COFFIN BOUND TP VOL 01 
COURAGEOUS PRINCESS TP VOL 02 UNREMEMBERED LANDS 
DOCTOR DOOM TP VOL 01 POTTERSVILLE
EVENT LEVIATHAN HC
HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 04 THE FINAL TRIAL
HEAVY VINYL TP VOL 02 Y2K-O
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA THE NAIL COMPLETE COLL T
LOLA A GHOST STORY SC GN
MIDWINTER WITCH GN VOL 03 
MY LITTLE PONY LEGENDS OF MAGIC OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
NEW MUTANTS BY HICKMAN TP VOL 01
NOW #8 NEW COMICS ANTHOLOGY 
ONCE & FUTURE TP VOL 01 
PIRATES A TREASURE OF COMICS TO PLUNDER TP VOL 01
ROY OF THE ROVERS VOL 05 ALL TO PLAY FOR TP
SPIRIT 80TH ANNIV CELEBRATION TP VOL 01 
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION CLONE WARS TP VO
THOR EPIC COLLECTION TP INTO DARK NEBULA

MAGAZINES

BACK ISSUE #119 
DC PREVIEWS #24 APRIL  
MARVEL PREVIEWS VOL 04 #33 APRIL
PREVIEWS #379 APRIL 2020 

TOYS

DC COLLECTOR WV1 MODERN NIGHTWING 7IN SCALE AF 
DOCTOR WHO GRAHAM O'BRIEN 5" ACTION FIGURE
DOCTOR WHO JUDOON CAPTAIN 5" ACTION FIGURE
DOCTOR WHO THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR ACTION FIGURE
DRAGON BALL BLIND BAG 24PC CDU
MARVEL LEGENDS 6IN VENOM ACTION FIGURE
MARVEL LEGENDS BLACK WIDOW MOVIE 6IN DLX AF
MARVEL LEGENDS X-MEN WOLVERINE, JEAN GREY AND CYCL
MARVEL SELECT SPIDER-MAN VIDEO GAME PS4 AF 
SW BLACK SERIES CLONE COMMANDER GREE 6IN AF 

Thanks to everyone who has offered to pay in advance of reopening and in addition tweak add/subtract from their standing orders and a VERY special thanks to those who have set up new standing orders with us-it really means a lot.

Ok here is Diamonds memo on the changes to shipping

Taking each aspect into consideration we can confirm that we will be shipping new product fortnightly from May 27th until the end of June. At this point, we will reassess the situation for July.

With this revised schedule we are confident that we can provide the safety measures required for our staff and meet social distancing guidance whilst still ensuring a routine regular release of product to you. We also feel that this approach will greatly help with the proposed gradual easing of the lockdown throughout June.

Our dates for delivery/ UK Street date – on sale will be:

Wednesday May 27th

Wednesday June 10th

Wednesday June 24th
   --------------------------------------
Ok we are planning to reopen on that last date
so fingers crossed we will be here to safety facilitate
the purchasing of NEW COMICS & all that other wonderful stuff
WEDNESDAY JUNE 24th 
11am - 5pm

More details early June regarding our new opening hours.
Jason will be updating shipping lists as and when we get the official nod from Diamond.
You can email any requests I'll get back to you asap.
Miss you all 
Stay safe
Stephen and The Furloughed Family Dave's 
xxx