When we thought about doing a Dark Knight III store variant we asked our pal Brian Stelfreeze because we knew he would do an amazing job. We had no idea just how beautiful it would be though! Brian has pitted Frank Miller’s Carrie Kelly Robin against Superman, it’s a beautiful composition and it’s available in both color and black white. Pre-orders are open now! The books will start shipping at the end of November right after our in-store signing with Brian! You read that right! Brian will be at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find on November 28th!
HEATHER’S PICK :: BITCH PLANET Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine TP
Curious about the comic that has inspired fans across the globe to declare their allegiance with Non-Compliant tattoos before the first trade was even released? Now’s the best time to jump into the series with the release of Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine which collects issues 1-5.
While the title can be off-putting (I’ve had people visibly cringe when I first mention the name of the comic from which my tattoo comes from), Bitch Planet is an inspiring and empowering comic. Given the recent struggles in legislatures across our country, it’s not that far off to imagine a world in which women are sent to a prison planet once they have been deemed “Non-Compliant”. Where the “crimes” include not adhering to a set body standard and adultery (only if you’re a woman, of course), Bitch Planet sets the stage from the first issue of a world in which equality is meaningless.
Our story begins with the entry of several inmates to Bitch Planet and follows their processing into the system as well as the off planet politics behind the Non-Compliant system. As with our own criminal justice system, money has a lot to do with how “justice” is achieved. The stories of our inmates aren’t easy to read, yet those stories are engaging and compelling. The violence they endure, especially at the hands of the guards, is incredibly painful to read, and becomes more so as you get to know the women. Unfortunately, the treatment by the guards is an accurate portrayal of what occurs in prisons every day.
Bitch Planet doesn’t just give its readers a fictional commentary on our society, each issue includes an essay on current issues. The often overused saying of “Be the change you wish to see” is very apt for Bitch Planet, especially in a male dominated medium that the female form is portrayed in simply unattainable and even ridiculous ways. Add into that hostile environment, especially on the internet, when women speak up about what bothers them in comics, Bitch Planet has become more than a comic, but a safe place for discussion and change.
Given what Bitch Planet means to me as a comics reader and a woman, thank you, Kelly Sue DeConnick
and Valentine De Landro
, for creating a comic that is so much more than the words and art on the pages. Your inspiration goes deeper than my tattoo that is my daily affirmation that being true to myself and my convictions are more important than societal standards and other people’s perceptions about how I should behave.
ANDY’S PICKS: The Classic Comics Cavalcade is back. Save yourself some precious time and simply sign your paycheck over to Sir Justin, Manager of Heroesdom.
If you are searching for a good sampler of the great newspaper strips of the past, look no further.
KING OF COMICS HC 100 YEARS KING FEATURES SYNDICATE: IDW celebrates the Centennial of King Features Syndicate with a coffee table book that traces the history of the first, the largest, the most influential and arguably the best comic syndication of all time. Featuring Blondie, Steve Canyon, Beetle Bailey, Krazy Kat, Popeye, Prince Valiant, Barney Google, Johnny Hazard and that is just a handful off the top of my head.
CARTOONS FOR VICTORY HC: Then Fantagraphics offers up a retrospective on the comics of World War II. Featuring work from strip creators like Milt Caniff and Harold Gray as well as panel cartoonists from Colliers and The New York. Much of the material has not been reprinted for years.
The very best reprint books come from IDW and Fantagraphics. They care about the material and feel a responsibility to the discerning readers out there. These are two books that belong in every well rounded library or collection.
And if strips aren’t your thing (yet) don’t forget about
SHIELD BY LEE AND KIRBY COMPLETE COLLECTION TP
Fifty years of the second grouchiest one eyed leader in the Marvel Universe. (Don’t forget Odin for gosh sake!) Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #21, and material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #135-150 and TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #78. Plus, we’ll throw in a heaping helping of Dum Dum Duggan absolutely free!
Charlotte MiniCon is coming! Saturday, January 30 2016!
If you are an artist and would like to set up on a 3′ space in our very busy Artists Annex, now is the time! Download this application and get it back to us. Space is very limited so act now to ensure a spot!
We recorded a great little interview with Mike Zeck while he was in town for his signing. Check it out!
Exclusives available while supplies last at HeroesOnline.com
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We just got the art for our new Cliff Chiang Spider-Gwen #1 store variant from Marvel and it ROCKS! It’s available for pre-order now, just click the image! Get it signed out our Release Party on Ocotber 17th!
Join us Saturday, October 17th a for signing of epic proportion! Save the date, more details coming soon including exclusives, hours and more! Click the image above! It will take you to our Events pages where you can sign up for updates about this event! If you’d rather get all your Heroes news via email, sign up for the Heroes Hotline!
Skottie Young will also be joining us to celebrate the release of I Hate Fairyland #1!
Team Paper Girls:
Cliff Chiang (art)
Jared K. Fletcher (letters and design)
Matt Wilson (colors)
Jason Latour (writer)
Rico Renzi (colors)
Spider-Gwen artist Robbi Rodriguez has cancelled his appearance at this signing for personal reasons. Thanks for your understanding.
Out of Step Arts presents Toby Cypress (White Suits, Rodd Racer, Omega Men) and Alexis Ziritt (Space Riders, The Package, Loki)
2 signing times!
1st session: 12 pm – 2 pm
2nd session: 5 pm – 7 pm
Seth’s Pick:: Head Lopper #1: I greatly enjoyed Andrew MacLean’s last book, ApocalyptiGirl, and was impressed with how he pulled together so many apparent influences into his own unique artistic voice. More than that, though, was the clear exuberance in the work for the craft of making the comic. You can tell that MacLean was making the kind of comic that he enjoys reading. The joy continues with his new quarterly Image series, Head Lopper. While this series previously existed as MacLean’s own indie comic, it’s now available with an 80 page story plus a brand new pin-up gallery. That’s 96 pages of barbarian action, monsters, witches, swords, and all things metal, for only $5.99! Fans of classic Conan, Hellboy and Harryhausen won’t want to miss this one!
Bonus Pick: Descender TP vol. 1: If you missed out on the acclaimed first six issues of Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s space opera, you can find them all in this week’s first volume Image collection for only $9.99! I found this to be among Lemire’s most poignant writing since Essex County, and Nguyen’s art is better than ever. In the endless sprawl of Image sci-fi comics being published today, this one certainly stands out, and is worth a close look.
We have listed our HeroesCon exclusives and so much more on our Ebay store! Check it out today and get yours HeroesCon variants from the source!