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Garth Ennis’ RED TEAM: CrimeNoir – No Capes!

DYNAMITE Publishing Launches Crime Noir Line

with Garth Ennis’ RED TEAM!

  • You like Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips’ CRIMINAL and Diggle & Jock’s LOSERS.

  • You watch HBO’s  The WIRE and FX’s The SHIELD.

  • THE BOYS is over. You want more.

If you agree with any of the above statements, you want to read Garth Ennis & Craig Cermak’s RED TEAM.

Red Team is the story of a Major Crimes task force unit in the NYPD, four of New York’s finest- and smartest- who decide to murder a suspect. Very soon, the worst possible thing that could possibly happen… happens. And that’s just episode one.

Artist CRAIG CERMAK says, “Dark and moody are what I think some of my strong points are artistically, and that is what this series has. Interesting characters, a great premise, and hard situations.”

The seven issue series starts on February 6th. Want to read it?        LET US KNOW or you’ll miss out!

Diamond Comics’ Solicitation for Issue #1: 

Part one: The First-Timers.  Eddie Mellinger, Trudy Giroux, Duke Wylie and George Winburn are Red Team: the NYPD’s elite anti-narcotics unit. They’ve taken down one drug lord after another with a careful blend of meticulous surveillance and applied violence, but their latest case has even them stumped. Their frustration leads them to take extreme measures- setting them on a path from which there can be no coming back. As they’re about to discover, doing the wrong thing can be very, very seductive.

From a Subscriber:

So I was reading Previews last night and was instantaneously compelled to write to you about plugging an up-coming series.

Very seldom do I get overly eager to read a new series about characters I’ve never been introduced to as cameos in other people’s books before. Even less do I get excited about totally brand new characters that no one has ever heard of. This is the exception to the rule. Grab it!      – A. Botts


Red TEam


Holiday Schedule & Comics Release Dates 2012

New Comics will be released on Wednesdays throughout the holidays! Hooray!


Wednesday December 19Geek Boy Press andSuper Sox Shop handmake goods of all nerd genres for your shopping pleasure!  11a-6p

Wednesday December 19 Cookie Exchange at The Comic Book Shop!  Bring packs of six cookies or other homemade goodies to swap and share!

Monday December 24      Store Hours  12p-5p

Tuesday December 25      CLOSED to Share Kindness

Wednesday December 26      New Comics!

Monday December 31      Store Hours  12p-5p

Tuesday January 1      CLOSED to Prepare for the New Year

Wednesday January 2      New Comics!

Top of the Stack 8.1.12

Top of the Stack for August 1, 2012
Check out the SKOTTIE YOUNG cover for Mind the Gap #3!

Beasts of Burden one-shot (Dark Horse) – A pack of neighbor hood dogs and cat protect the community from horrors they don’t even know exist. Evan Dorkin’s frightful and sometimes tearful writing elevated Jill Thompson’s heartaching watercolors to an Eisner Award in 2012.

Hawkeye #1 ,Matt Fraction, David Aja –  What does Clint Barton do when he’s not superheroing? You wanna read this book, Bro.
Harvest #1/5 (Image) –  Medical grade revenge. Not for the the tender.

Avenging Spider-Man #10 – I enjoyed the introduction of Captain Marvel last issue and Terry Dodson draws pretty so I’m back for part two!

Avengers Academy #34 – The school has closed and the kids are looking for what to do next with their traumatized lives. A few decide to take a “cure” for their x-gene. This can only end well.

Defenders #9 – The story builds!

Think Tank #1 (Image, Top Cow) – This is the book you should have put on your Pull List early, so sign up now for a Second Printing!  I immediately loved Matt Hawkins’ and Rahsan Ekedal’s “sci-spi” conundrum of a super-scientist who has found his conscience. Most of the products the tank of thinkers produce become weaponized and Dr. David Loren begins upsetting the natural order of DARPA. Check out what the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has real people working on right now.

Daredevil #16 – So I asked Titus, “How was Daredevil?” Can you guess his answer? “Really good!”  Foggy discovers Matt’s been hiding something and gives him a time-out.

Mind MGMT #3 (Dark Horse) – This is why comics will always be made in print.  Every part of the page is used to add to the story, especially the paper choice and coloring. An additional story begins on the inside front cover and continues to the back inside cover. The back cover itself is part of a clue that requires the first six issues to complete. Matt Kindt is working really hard to earn your pick. Flip through an issue. See if it catches you like it did me.

Mind the Gap #3 (Image, Jim McAnn) – Skottie Young, you are irresistible! I totally read this because of the trippy illustration on the alternate cover. I loved the first issue, the second fell flat, but number three brought it together. Elle makes a breakthrough!

Lightning Round for 7.18.12

Avengers Academy #33 – Juston’s Sentinel friend/protector is threatened by Phoenix Frost because, you know Sentinels are generally bad for mutants. But can this Sentinel really be different?









Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #2 – Darwyne Cooke and Amanda Connor. She’s strong and sexy – she’s the Silk Spectre!









Birds of Prey #11 – Ivy blackmails the Birds into helping her and they’re not too happy about it!









Blacksad Silent Hell HC – Titus’ Pick!










Captain Marvel #1 – Kelly Sue DeConnick explains how Carol becomes Captain, and what that red sash is for! I liked the story better than the art, or is it the coloring that’s not quite right for me?

I love the costume change from super slinky to completely covered. Most people don’t know too much about pilot Carol Danvers – let’s find out!







Daredevil #15 – The 2012 Eisner’s confirmed what we’ve been telling you: You need to read Daredevil. Winner for Best Ongoing Series, Best Writer, Best Single Issue (#7).









Fantastic Four #608 –

The ladies take a trip and the men take a journey.

Reed stands as T’Challa’s second as he is judged and asked to become what Wakanda needs. T’Challa must decide if he should give up his struggle to regain his mantle as Black Panther or choose a more important (!) fate. What happens next bonds the two men until death… and after?






Mars Attacks #2 – Johns Layman and McCrea entertain again!










Men of War TP New 52 – One of my favorite New 52 titles, gone too soon.  Writer: Ivan Brandon









Rachel Rising #9 – Things just got weird. Seriously weird.










Saga #5 – Marko defends his women, but at what cost?









Wonder Woman #11 – I’m not sure what it is about this issue that really got me. Philip Chang’s stunning Princess Diana or the presence of more gods and goddesses this issue, but if you appreciate Greek mythology and badass broads, this is for you.








X-Men #32 – I’ve been leaving Adjective-Less X-Men alone since the vampires took over with issue #1 but Brian Wood has taken over so her I am. Storm is in charge of a small group investigating proto-mutants but haven’t told the rest of the gang. Some of those with her don’t think she has the power to make the calls she is and threaten to tell Cyclops. Yes! I’m hooked on this drama!








Sarah’s Picks 7.11.12

Avenging Spider-Man #9 – Kelly Sue DeConnick introduces Ms. Marvel Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel!  Stay tuned for her new ongoing next week!









Avengers VS X-Men: Round 4 – The Davedevil VS Psylocke duel by Rick Remender is a stunning match of strong characters with troubled pasts.









Batman #11: Conclusion to Court of Owls – Do I really need to tell you about Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman?









Chew: Secret Agent Poyo One-Shot – Homicidal cybernetic kung-fu rooster. If that didn’t get you, this book is not for you.









Conan the Barbarian #6: Argos Deception Part 3 – Conan faces the gallows and Belit’s ship and crew devastated – is all lost?









Hoax Hunters #1 – New from Image Comics, this is a fresh look at the paranormal. The series follows a team who “debunks” unexplained events while trying to figure them out for themselves.  I recommend picking up issue #0 to get the background on the team, too!









Massive #2 –  Hyperdetailed world building meshed with forward-thinking social sci-fi. Brian Wood!









Peter Panzerfaust #5 – With one dead and another separated, Peter and The Boys face their defeat with the conclusion of “The Great Escape.” Kurtis J. Weibe’s touching story of brotherhood and believing.










Walking Dead #100 – In a word: Gross. Also: Brutal. The issue isn’t exactly what I was expecting, but I should have expected that! All 383,612 first printings sold out immediately, and a second printing has been announced with ANOTHER variant cover!








Revival #1 – The runner up for Most Disturbing Scene this week, brought to you by Tim “Hack/Slash” Seeley and Mike “Battle Pug” Norton.  Touted as Rural Noir, you should really come back to the shop and get a copy.








Overstreet Price Guide Vol 42 – The most comprehensive collection of comics data and pricing information. Used by collectors and retailers everywhere to help judge the general value of specific issues and grades of comics. Although it is the master reference it is only a guide; actual value is determined when buyer and seller meet.

Sarah’s Picks Week of 7.4.12

    Issues #1

Before Watchmen: OzymandiasLen Wein and Jae Lee keep these prequels strong in the embodiment of their predecessors.










    Issues #2

Mind MGMT – This book contains vital information for all agents. Ultraviolet lenses may be needed to access some codes. W/A Matt Kindt [Dark Horse]










    Ongoing Titles

Rocketeer Adventures 2 #4 – The conclusion to the anthology’s second volume. Stay tuned for Cargo of Doom mini by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee!









Collections/Graphic .Novels

Batman Earth One Original Graphic Novel HCGeoff Johns and Gary Frank take on the Batman in his earliest years, in the vein of J. Michael Straczynski’s Superman Earth One Original Graphic Novel.










Batman & Robin Vol1 Born to Kill HC  -Finally, Bruce Wayne and Damian Wayne are in the title roles, respectively. LOTS of brutality, mostly by the ten-year-old.










Fables Vol 17: Inherit the Wind TP – Bigby and Snow White’s cubs try to move forward after learning a hard lesson about life and death. Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham deliver another volume in their solid library of living fairy tale characters. [Vertigo]










Invincible Vol 16: Family Ties TPRobert Kirkman’s standout superhero epic, illustrated in all it’s battling glory by the unparalleled Ryan Ottley. [Image]










Titus’ Additional

Mike Norton’s Battlepug HC – The artist for Tim Seeley’s rural noir, Revial, collects his webcomic’s “tale of a fearless barbarian, his trusty and freakishly large pug, and evil baby harp seals.” [Dark Horse]







Secret Warriors Omnibus HC – The tome is packed with supplemental issues to Jonathan Hickman’s monumental run with artist Jim Cheung. Worth every penny.

Sarah’s Picks for 6.27.12

Yeah, I read a lot of books! So what – they’re all good!!

  Issues #1
Atomic Robo: Flying She-Devils of the Pacific (of 5) – Another fantastic all ages mini featuring a robot created by Nicolas Tesla.










Before Watchmen: Night Owl (of 4) – Straczynski, Len Wein, and a couple of Kuberts.










    Issues #2

Mind the Gap – A few weeks late but worth the wait!










Spider-Men – BMBendis and Sarah Pichelli bring the universes together!










    Ongoing Titles
Fatale #6 – The first volume is available NOW!










FF #19 The kids take their second Field Trip — To Africa! Meet the Science Club of Wakanda. And the Future Foundation gets a brand new member.










New Deadwardians #4 – Not your average zombie comic!










TMNT #11 – Unique and solid, every issue.










Whispers #3 – Sam has looked into the face of pure evil, and he heard it speak. The problem is – the voice won’t go away. Desperate to rid his mind of it, Sam devises a morally questionable plan.









Wolverine and the X-Men #12 – Bachalo is back! Beast fights dirty.  **This takes place prior to the events of AVX: Round 6.










DC New 52 Issue # 10
I, Vampire – Not your average vampire comic!  The Van Helsings fight vampires with napalm!










Teen Titans – Now with 100% more dinosaurs!









Collections/Graphic .Novels

Defenders TP Vol 1 – Matt Fraction – If you read my blog often you’ll know Defenders is one of my favorite new ongoings from Marvel. Consistently good story and art with Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, Red She-Hulk, Iron Fist, and Namor Mackenzie.









Fatale TP Vol 1 -Ed  Brubaker & Sean Phillips  deliver their best work to date in this crime/noir/mystery/cosmic horror masterpiece, colored by the magnificent Dave Stewart.









Morning Glories TP Vol 3: PE – If you like suspenseful mysteries like Lost, grab this prep-school-with-a-secret by Nick Spencer!










Mystery Society TP – Titus’ pick!










Titus’ Additional

Manhattan Projects #4 – The blockbuster FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues!










Prophet #26 – This issue is written and drawn by Brandon Graham of King City.  You like cats and spys? Read King City!!