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New Comics 12-13-17

Happy Day Before Star Wars, Fankind! (a.k.a. Wednesday) Lot’s of new books this week, including:
MONSTRO MECHANICA #1 from Aftershock Comics. At the height of the Renaissance, warring factions vie for control of Leonardo da Vinci’s destructive arsenal. The only thing standing in their way is Leonardo’s young apprentice and her nine-foot tall mechanical bodyguard. Together, they navigate a world of wicked men and war machines, determined to save Leonardo from the world-and the world from Leonardo.
STAR WARS #40 from Marvel Comics. ASHES OF JEDHA part 3. As Queen Trios’ forces move in to strip what’s left of Jedha, the Rebellion and the remaining Partisans struggle to save the planet for its survivors! The echoes of Rogue One continue to be heard through the Rebellion! Check out my review of parts 1 and 2 HERE.
To see all of the new books we have for you this week, click HERE. And, don’t forget to join us for our ’twas The Night Before Star Wars party tonight from 5 pm to 7 pm. It’s gonna be a lot of fun!!!
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Review: Star Wars 38 & 39

Kieron Gillen-writer

Salvador Larroca -artist

Guru e-fx-colors

Clayton Cowles-lettering

Kieron Gillen is no stranger to Star Wars. After a successful 25-issue run on Darth Vader, and creating the stand out character Doctor Aphra, he has left his mark in carbonite. Now, he has turned his hand to the ongoing Star Wars series, taking over writing from Jason Aaron. Issues 38 & 39 “The Ashes of Jedha, parts I and II” sees Luke, Leia and Han return to Jedha, the planet marred by the Death Star in the film Rogue One.   The trio of heroes is looking for what is left of Saw Gerrera’s partisans, in hopes that they will join with the Rebel Alliance in it’s fight against the Empire.

The Empire has its eye on Jedha, looking to mine the planets kyber crystals for weapons use. We are introduced to Imperial Commander Kanchar, a towering officer with a robotic arm and eye patch. His demeanor is menacing, as he dispatches imperial officers who do not fulfill their duty. Kanchar has enlisted the aid of Queen Trios of Shu-Torun (introduced in Darth Vader Annual #1), who comes from a planet known for mining rare minerals. Together, they plan to “bleed Jedha’s wheezing body dry of kyber.”

Meanwhile, Leia, Luke and Han are introduced to Benthic “Two Tubes”, who fought along side Saw Gerrera. He is leery of the Rebel Alliance, as they are of him. But, both sides need what the other has, so the enemy of my enemy makes for an alliance. The use of Rogue One characters is a great way to fold the world of Star Wars all together. Some fans have said that Rogue One doesn’t feel like a Star Wars movie to them, because of the lack of Jedi/Skywalkers. This should help in convincing them that it is indeed part of the overall world.

These issues are great. Gillen has a firm gasp on the world of Star Wars, yet seems to add his own spin on things. The large Imperial machine depicted towards the end of issue #39 seems very much his style. We saw this in Darth Vader and Aphra, with the introduction of characters and technology we hadn’t seen before, but felt very familiar, albeit at times bizarre. Salvador Larroca’s art fits this universe, but the photo-realism of some characters gets distracting. There are quite a few panels where it looks like he cut and pasted Mark Hamill’s face from a publicity photo. The David Marquez and Mathew Wilson cover of issue #38 shows how you can draw Luke Skywalker with less Mark Hamill. And kudos to Clayton Cowles’ lettering. The dialogue from Two Tubes is written out in his illegible tongue, but translated in an adjacent box in such a way that isn’t distracting.

If these issues are any indication of what is to come in Star Wars, than this will be the beginning of a great run. Let’s just hope the team can stay on target.

New Comics 11-29-17

Happy Wednesday Fankind! Lots of great books this week, including:
 
JOHN WICK #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first, epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. If you are a fan of the John Wick movies, then this book is for you!
 
REACTOR #1 from Vault Comics. There’s Weep, your average machine-gun-wielding teenager raised on an Earth overrun with vampires. There’s Poli, who landed on Earth with the mission to kill every damn vampire there. And then there’s King Luc’s heavily fortified blood farm. From Donny Cates (God Country, Redneck) and Dylan Burnett (Weavers) comes Reactor, a whole new entry into the world of vampire warfare, overpowered mechsuits, and 10-year-old presidents.
 
For a complete list of new books, click HERE. See you soon!!!
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New Comics 11-22-17

Happy Wednesday Fankind! On this pre-turkey day, we have a lot of books for you, including:
 
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 from DC Comics. This is it! The moment that DC Rebirth has been leading up to. The 12-part series that will see worlds collide. What does the Watchmen universe have to do with the DC universe? We will find out this year! From the critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson. You are not prepared for what lies ahead within these pages.
 
JAMES BOND SOLSTICE one-shot from Dynamite Entertainment. 007 accepts an unofficial mission. He travels to Paris, in pursuit of a Russian. But is Bond the hunter, or the hunted? A stunning thirty-page tale by superstar writer/artist IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA (Savage Things, Mockingbird, Jaeger).
 
For a complete list of everything we have for you, click HERE.
 
Also, don’t forget about our BLACKEST FRIDAY WEEKEND SALE. Graphic novels: buy one, get one half off! Stocking stuffers: buy one, get one half off! And the return of Fill a Bag for $5!!! Starts Friday at 11 am. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

New Comics 11-15-17

Happy Wednesday Fankind! Lots of new books this week, including:
 
NINJA-K #1 from Valiant Entertainment. For nearly a century, MI-6, the most elite branch of Britain’s clandestine intelligence service, has honed a ruthlessly effective, top-secret division – THE NINJA PROGRAMME – into one of its nation’s most finely wielded weapons. Tasked as the first and last line of defense for queen and country, this small shadow army of agents and assassins has produced a succession of notable assets, including NINJA-A, the Queen’s silent weapon of World War I; NINJA-E, the globetrotting secret agent that pulled the Cold War back from the brink of armageddon; and, most recently, NINJA-K, aka Colin King, a brash but fearless instrument of lethality that has saved the world from madmen and terror at every turn.
 
RASPUTIN: VOICE OF THE DRAGON #1 (of 5) from Dark Horse Comics. A conspiracy involving the Third Reich and a dead member of a sinister secret society sets Professor Bruttenholm on his first mission – to find the man who’d soon bring Hellboy to earth. The mad Russian sorcerer Rasputin had been thought dead since 1916, when a group of noblemen sought to end his influence over the tsar. Now Rasputin works with the most twisted members of Hitler’s inner circle, and he’s about to cross paths with the man who’ll go on to found the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
 
You can find all the new books we have for you by clicking HERE. See you soon!!!
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New Comics 11-1-17

Happy Wednesday Fankind! This week we have some great books in store for you, including:
 
CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 from Marvel Comics. Steve Rogers is back in action in the red-white-and-blue! Steve begins a journey across America to restore his tarnished reputation – and the dangers he encounters along the way are unlike any he’s faced before! This is a great book from one of the best creative teams out there: writer Mark Waid, artist Chris Samnee and color artist Matthew Wilson.
 
SUPERMAN #34 from DC Comics. IMPERIUS REX part two! As the conflict continues, Superman teams with Lex Luthor to bring peace to a leaderless and warring Apokolips as a new warrior enters the battlefield: Lois Lane, female fury. May Granny Goodness have mercy on all their souls. Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason, art by Ed Benes, Doug Mahnke & Jack Herbert and color art by Dinei Ribeiro.
 
Check out everything we have in store for you by clicking HERE. See you soon!
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New Comics 10-25-17

Happy Wednesday Fankind! We have some great books for you this week, including:
 
DC HOUSE OF HORROR SPECIAL from DC Comics. An all-new, all-creepy one-shot set in the DC Universe-just in time for Halloween! Martha Kent fights for her life against a creature from a spacecraft that lands in front of her farmhouse. A young woman is possessed by the spirit of a murderous Amazon warrior. The last surviving member of the Justice League faces down a horror beyond imagining. All these and more are what happens when the most exciting new voices in contemporary horror fiction are paired with the talents of some of the greatest artists in the DC firmament!
 
ETERNITY #1 from Valiant Entertainment.
A VISIONARY NEW SERIES! From the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY, X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes an expedition into the Unknown. Beyond time… Beyond space… Beyond reality itself… ETERNITY awaits! Valiant unveils a new plane of existence beyond our own and unleashes a universe of new worlds, new beings, and new myths…
 
For a complete list of everything we have in store for you, click HERE.  See you soon!!!
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Thank You Brian’s Comics Community

I want to take a moment and thank everyone who donated and contributed to our North Bay Fire Relief fundraiser. Together, we have raised over $500 that Brian’s Comics will be donating to Redwood Credit Union Fire Relief. 100% of the funds donated through RCU will go straight to those affected by the fires. Thank you all so much for contributing (including you Mom and Dad!).
 
I will still have some of my personal collection for sale at the shop, with 100% of the sale going to the fire relief fund. If you want to donate on your own, follow the link below: https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief
 
And, drop by our friends Comics FTW in Santa Rosa tonight, starting at 7 pm. They are holding an after hours Art Show Fund Raiser for North Bay Fire Relief. All sales of the art will be going to the RCU fund. I’ll see you there!

New Comics 10-18-17

Happy Wednesday Fankind! We hope that you are all doing well and are safe after the week of wild fires. Here are a few things to help take your mind off of the world at large:

DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN #1 from Marvel Comics. What do you get when you cross a regenerative, cranky, old X-Man with a regenerative, wacky Wade Wilson? DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN! Writer DECLAN SHALVEY (DEADPOOL, MOON KNIGHT) and Mike Henderson (SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD, Nailbiter) are teaming up to team up Marvel’s deadliest heroes together in their own series! James “Logan” Howlett is after a newly discovered Omega-Level mutant, and he just won’t let Deadpool help. So, naturally, Deadpool vows to outmatch his newly marked enemy for the entirety of his mission!

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 593 from Marvel Comics. THE SEARCH FOR TONY STARK Part 1. Tony Stark has vanished! The mystery deepens as Stark friends and foes must decide, finally, who will wield the power of Iron Man! All the contenders are in position, and all the armor is polished. There can only be one Armored Avenger! The path to the most startling Iron Man story ever begins here!

Also, we want to thank everyone who came in and donated to the fire relief fund. We are totaling up the donations received and will be donating it to the Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief Fund. If you would like to make additional donations, here is their website: www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief

For a complete list of everything we have in store for you, click HERE. See you soon!

 

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Free Comic Packs for Kids

Hey Fankind,

We are open and have new comic books. If you have any kids affected by the fires (or know any) we are giving out free mini-comic packs. (We also have free comics for the older kids and adults too). If you need to take your mind off of everything going on, or just want a place to chill out come on down.

We have our dogs here st the shop today too. So if you want to pet a dog, come by.

Be safe out there and help others.

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