Graphic Novels / Trades For Wednesday 2nd September
|Dark Horse Comics
|ALIENS SALVATION HC
Dark Horse Comics
(W) Dave Gibbons (A) Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan (CA) Mike Mignola
One of the most memorable Aliens tales ever told, now available as a premier-edition hardcover! When the most pious crewman aboard the Nova Maru is forced to abandon ship with his mad captain, the two are marooned on an inhospitable and remote world-and they're not alone . . .
| GROO FRIENDS AND FOES TP VOL 01 - Dark Horse Comics
(W) Mark Evanier (A/CA) Sergio Aragones
The bird-brained wanderer Groo and his mutt Rufferto crisscross the countryside, encountering acquaintances from years past: Captain Ahax, the witches Arba and Dakarba, Arcadio the Hero, and Groo's own Granny Groo! These chance meetings can only end in chaos! Collects issues #1-#4 of the series from Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier.
|LADY KILLER TP
Dark Horse Comics
(W) Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich (A) Joëlle Jones (CA) Joëlle Jones, Laura Allred
Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother-but she's also a ruthless, efficient killer! She's balanced cheerful domestic bliss with coldly performed assassinations, but when Josie finds herself in the crosshairs, her American Dream life is in danger! Collects issues #1-#5
| LEGEND KORRA ART ANIMATED SERIES HC BOOK 04 BALANCE - Dark Horse Comics
(W) Bryan Konietzko & Various
Go behind the scenes and uncover the phenomenal never-before-seen artwork that went into creating this beloved series' final season! Captions from series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will give you an exclusive look at every aspect of the show; it's like having your own backstage pass to The Legend of Korra Book Four: Balance!
|FLASH TP VOL 05 HISTORY LESSONS -
(W) Brian Buccellato & Various (A) Sami Basri & Various (CA) Pasqual Ferry
In these stories from issues #26-29 and FLASH ANNUAL #2, find out how Barry Allen adjusts after his battle with Reverse-Flash! Plus, witness the first meeting of The Flash and Green Lantern.
|MAD MAX FURY ROAD TP -
(W) George Miller & Various (A) Riccardo Burchielli & Various
Four stunning tales are collected in a single volume from the mind of George Miller, the creator of the Mad Max trilogy.
In these preludes to the film, witness the rise of a war hero turned tyrannical warlord known as the Immortan Joe, along with the story of one of his "War Boys," the indomitable Nux. Plus, follow the journey of Furiosa, Immortan Joe's most feared Imperator, and witness the cycle of violence and tragedy as the Road Warrior Max Rockatansky fights to rebuild his Interceptor - the vehicle that ensures his freedom!
Finally, exclusively available in print for the first time, the tale of the mighty War Rig and the lives it claimed throughout its wild road battles!
|NEW 52 FUTURES END TP VOL 03
(W) Brian Azzarello & Various (A) Scot Eaton & Various (CA) Ryan Sook
In this final volume of the hit weekly series, Brainiac has arrived from the stars, and he intends to take New York City with him as a souvenir. Superman, Batman Beyond, Firestorm, Stormwatch, and the Justice League Dark must band together stop Brainiac and Brother Eye from destroying the future. Collects THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #31-48.
|SWEET TOOTH DELUXE ED HC BOOK 01 - DC Comics
(W/A/CA) Jeff Lemire
In issues #1-12 of the acclaimed series by Jeff Lemire, meet Gus, a human/animal hybrid who was raised in isolation after a pandemic that struck a decade earlier. Now, the death of his father has left him alone - until a drifter named Jepperd promises to help him find a refuge for hybrids.
|WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 06 BONES - DC Comics
(W) Brian Azzarello (A) Cliff Chiang, Goran Sudzuka (CA) Cliff Chiang
In this final WONDER WOMAN volume by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang, Olympus must fall and its rightful ruler must be restored. Wonder Woman is locked in desperate battle with the First Born and the destiny of immortals at stake in these stories from WONDER WOMAN #30-35 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #6.
|WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 07 WAR TORN - DC Comics
(W) Meredith Finch (A) David Finch & Various (CA) David Finch, Richard Friend
The new creative team of writer Meredith Finch and artist David Finch takes over! A mythological force seemingly tied to Wonder Woman's role as War has attacked the Amazons, and as her own people lose faith in her, a new queen arises to take her place! Guest-starring Superman, Swamp Thing, Aquaman and more. Collects WONDER WOMAN #36-40 and ANNUAL #1.
|SKYLANDERS RIFT INTO OVERDRIVE HC
(W) Ron Marz, David Rodriguez (A/CA) Fico Ossio
The official story leading into this year's all-new SKYLANDERS video game! The citizens of Skylands are in their most desperate hour as Kaos begins to tear the world apart with his newfound powers. Spyro and an elite group of Skylanders must enter an ancient and unknown part of Skylands and find the only hope left that can stand against Kaos' might! The origin story of the next big SKYLANDERS video game starts right here!
|NAILBITER TP VOL 03 BLOOD IN THE WATER -Image Comics
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Mike Henderson
Collects NAILBITER #11-#15.
|AVENGERS BY JONATHAN HICKMAN HC VOL 02
(W) Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer (A) Stefano Caselli, Leinil Francis Yu (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
INFINITY is upon us! The Avengers must act fast when alien races fleeing an intergalactic terror crash to Earth. Captain Universe and Manifold take a trip across the universe - but whatever happened to Ex Nihilo, Abyss, Starbrand and Nightmask? As the Avengers recruit more members to deal with the mounting threat, the Builders enter the universe - and cosmic war begins. Deep in space, the Avengers join the intergalactic fight, but the Builders have already decimated the forces of the mighty Skrull Empire - so what chance do Earth's Mightiest Heroes stand? And when betrayal strikes the Council of Worlds, and the Avengers find themselves prisoners of war, one last desperate plan is hatched! Galactic empires fall and rise - and as Earth is targeted, the Avengers race back home. But will they be in time? Collecting AVENGERS (2012) #14-23.
|JESSICA JONES TP VOL 01 ALIAS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Michael Gaydos, Bill Sienkiewicz (CA) David Mack
Meet Jessica Jones. Once upon a time, she was a costumed super hero - but not a very good one. Her powers were unremarkable compared to the amazing abilities of the costumed icons that populate the Marvel Universe. In a city of Marvels, she never found her niche. The self-destructive would-be Avenger is now the owner and sole employee of Alias Investigations - a small, private-investigative firm specializing in superhuman cases. When she uncovers the potentially explosive secret of one hero's true identity, Jessica's life immediately becomes expendable. But her wit, charm and intelligence just may help her survive another day. Thrust into the midst of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels, has Jessica burned too many bridges to turn to old friends for help? Collecting ALIAS #1-9.
(W/A/CA) Rune Ryberg
Gigant is a color-saturated, action-packed fantasy-comedy from Danish creator Rune Ryberg. The hero (Giant) is thrown into a bizarre journey within another dimension in an attempt to rescue his girlfriend who has been swallowed by a thousand-eyed monster.
|GOOSEBUMPS GRAPHIX FULL COLOR TP VOL 01 SLAPPYS TALES OF HORROR
(W) R. L. Stine, Dave Roman (A) Ted Naifeh & Various
Four Goosebumps Graphix tales by master of horror R.L. Stine are adapted into full-color comics and feature a brand-new Slappy story by bestselling author, Dave Roman. The talented Dave Roman creates the horrifying drawings for "The Night of the Living Dummy," the origin story about that most evil of all ventriloquist dummies, Slappy! In "A Shocker on Shock Street," Jamie Tolagson captures the chilling tale of a brother and sister doing their dream job: testing rides in a movie studio theme park, where the special effects are really special. With his shadowy illustrations, Gabriel Hernandez creates the perfect atmosphere in "The Werewolf of Fever Swamp," a spooky story about a boy and his dog who go sniffing around in a lonely swamp... and wish they hadn't. Ted Naifeh is at his creepy best in "Ghost Beach," a scary ghost story about a brother and sister who investigate a local legend and discover a terrible secret about their family.
|HILO GN VOL 01 BOY WHO CRASHED TO EARTH
(W) W/A/CA) Judd Winick
Introducing HILO, a funny, action-packed, full-color new middle-grade graphic novel series that Bone creator Jeff Smith calls "delightful." D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. But that was before a mysterious boy came crashing down from the sky! Hilo doesn't know where he came from, or what he's doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a bad idea!)...But what if Hilo wasn't the only thing to fall to our planet? Can the trio unlock the secrets of his past? Can Hilo survive a day at school? And are D.J. and Gina ready to save the world?
|HIT 1955 HC LIMITED ED
(W) Bryce Carlson (A/CA) Vanesa Del
Previously a con exclusive item, this special edition hardcover volume collects Issues #1-4 of the Harvey Award-nominated series Hit: 1955, along with never-before-seen extra content. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.
|PRISON ISLAND GRAPHIC MEMOIR
(W/A/CA) Colleen Frakes
McNeil Island in Washington state was the home of the last prison island in the United States, accessible only by air or sea. It was also home to about fifty families, including Colleen Frake's. Her parents, like nearly everyone else on the island, both worked in the prison, where her father was the prison's captain and her mother worked in security. In this engaging graphic memoir, a Xeric and Ignatz Award-winning comics artist, Colleen Frakes, tells the story of a typical girl growing up in atypical circumstances.
|RING OF ROSES GN
(W) Das Petrou (A) John Watkiss
THE X-FILES MEETS THE DA VINCI CODE!
London, 1991. But not the London you may be familiar with. Imagine an England under Catholic rule - a rule so iron-fisted that science and technology has been set back decades.
Lawyer Samuel Waterhouse investigates a ghoulish murder mystery set in alternate history London of religious mania, secret societies, and the plague.
|Books For Kids
|AMAZING ADV OF SUPERMAN YR PB BUBBLE TROUBLE
(W) Benjamin Bird (A/CA) Tim Levins
The World's Finest Heroes together at last! Superman and Aquaman defend the skies and the seas in a winning combination of teamwork and friendship. When Black Manta engineers an evil device that creates giant bubbles of ocean water capable of flooding entire cities, they'll join forces and fight as one. In order to save the Metropolis and cities around the globe, Superman and Aquaman will have to solve this Bubble Trouble! An engaging chapter book great for young readers!
|AMAZING ADV OF SUPERMAN YR PB DAY OF BIZARROS
(W) Benjamin Bird (A/CA) Tim Levins
The World's Finest Heroes and greatest friends together in a chapter book adventure! While Batman is away, Superman protects Gotham City. But when Bizarro Superman and Bizarro Krypto come to help the Man of Steel, they want to right all wrongs - but instead, they wrong all rights! Now the Joker is on the loose and the city is in chaos. The heroes will have to put an end to The Day of the Bizarros! A thrilling read for young readers!
|AMAZING ADV OF SUPERMAN YR PB MAGIC MONSTERS
(W) Benjamin Bird (A/CA) Tim Levins
The World's Finest Heroes, Superman and Shazam, team up for an amazing adventure! The galaxy's greatest super heroes are unbeatable when they work together. But they may have met their match when Mister Mxyzptlk makes trouble in Metropolis. Will the daring duo be able to stop the imp's Magic Monsters? Find out in this fast-paced chapter book perfect for any super hero fan!
|AMAZING ADV OF SUPERMAN YR PB SUPERGIRLS PET PROBLEMS
(W) Benjamin Bird (A/CA) Tim Levins
The amazing super hero cousins, Superman and Supergirl, together in one exciting adventure! When Supergirl brings home a strange furry pet, not everything is as it seems. Soon the tiny creature becomes a massive problem - and the Toyman's to blame! Will the World's Finest Heroes be able to solve Supergirl's Pet Problem? Find out in this great read for any super hero fan!
|DC SUPER HEROES ORIGAMI 46 FOLDING PROJECTS
(W) Min Sung Ku, John Montroll
What happens when you combine Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League with the art of origami? You get the most incredible collection of paper-folding projects ever assembled. These 46 models, meticulously designed by internationally renowned origami master John Montroll, are guaranteed to amaze. With clear, step-by-step diagrams and instructions, simple squares of paper transform into Batarangs, S-Shields, Invisible Jets, Green Lanterns, and so much more. Also included in the back of the book are 96 sheets of specially illustrated folding papers to make your DC creations truly come to life. When you fold these models, your friends will believe you're the one with super powers.
|DC SUPER HEROES SUPERMAN YR TP LEX LUTHORS POWER G
(W) Louise Simonson (A/CA) Luciano Vecchio
Superman has always been a thorn in Lex Luthor's side, and now Luthor wants the super hero out of the picture, once and for all! In this fast paced comics and chapter book hybrid, the evil super-genius busts the Parasite out of jail, and the two team up to make a wicked duo. When Luthor traps the Man of Steel and the Parasite drains his powers, it looks like the super-villains may have finally won. Will Superman's friends Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen be able free him, or is this the last of the world's greatest super hero?