Where to buy NEW comic books right now, Sept 2018 Pre-orders! And What books to get! IMAGE COMICS EDITION!

Where to buy NEW comic books right now, Sept 2018 Pre-orders! And What books to get!

 

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$3.99 $2.59 Bitter Root Cvr D Williams 1 (Est ship date: 11/14)

(W) David Walker, Chuck Brown (A) Sanford Greene (CA) Brittney Williams In the 1920s, the Harlem Renaissance is in full swing, and only the Sangerye Family can save New York-and the world-from the supernatural forces threatening to destroy humanity. But the once-great family of monster hunters has been torn apart by tragedies and conflicting moral codes. The Sangerye Family must heal the wounds of the past and move beyond their differences… or sit back and watch a force of unimaginable evil ravage the human race. DAVID F. WALKER and SANFORD GREENE, the creative team of Power Man and Iron Fist, along with indie veteran CHUCK BROWN (Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns) bring you 24 action-packed pages of monsters, mayhem, and family dysfunction in a brand-new ongoing series. BITTER ROOT Cover As by SANFORD GREENE will be connecting through the first story arc.

As a fan of Ishmael Reed’s 1972 MUMBO JUMBO, which I consider one of the greatest novels and audio books (see links below), the 1920s was a time of pivotal and staggering change (as will be the 2020s),so to have this graphic novel BITTER ROOT set in this fertile period was already a good selling point for me. That it was the creator owned project of one of my favorite creative teams of the last few years, David Walker and Sanford Greene of POWER MAN & IRON FIST fame, made this a no-brainer of a purchase.

MUMBO JUMBO, if you are not familiar with it, is a very important and serious work under all its irreverance, wild fantasy and metafiction. The stepping off point is real characters, and real situations, to the point where the most fantastic parts are sometimes the true parts. Where wild imagination is sometimes neck and neck with documented history for what is most strange in that weird period called the roaring 20s.

 

‘Mumbo Jumbo is Ishmael Reed’s brilliantly satiric deconstruction of Western civilization, a racy and uproarious commentary on our society. In it, Reed, one of our preeminent Black authors, mixes portraits of historical figures and fictional characters with sound bites on subjects ranging from ragtime to Greek philosophy. Cited by literary critic Harold Bloom as one of the five hundred most significant books in the Western canon, Mumbo Jumbo is a trenchant and often biting look at black-white relations throughout history, from a keen observer of our culture. ‘

 

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And while I am not expecting anything as deep or scholarly as Reed’s MUMBO JUMBO, still to see David Walker and Sanford Greene’s BITTER ROOT likewise set in such a fertile period, just has me eager for their 1920s concoction. Preorder it via LONESTAR COMICS (thevlink below) and you will only pay the low price of $2.59 to get the first issue. A 35% savings off the $3.99 cover price.

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Other recommended purchases/preorders this month are OUTER DARK #1, ELIZABETH DUMN AGAINST THE DEVIL IN SUITS ONE SHOT. WARNING #1, and 24 PANELS Benefit TPB.

Come back next installment as we recommend what to buy from the other publishers.

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COMIC BOOK COVERS OF THE DAY! Best Western Neal Adams COVERS!!!

While Joe Kubert, Gil Kane and Alex Ross are iconic cover artists, no one artist defined the iconic cover more than Neal Adams. And unlike today’s typically boilerplate, ‘story absent’ variant covers, Neal Adam’s covers always told a crystal clear, and absolutely compelling, must pick up story, with the covers alone.

Neal Adams covers were action and story personified, and they sold the books. Even when you were sometimes disapointed because the interior art was nowhere as good as the cover. But being the bronze age you typically got a good, and complete story.

Something you rarely get today.

So without further ado, here are my Favorite Neal Adams WESTERN Comic Book covers!

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Weird Western Tales v1 #13] jonah hex dc comic book cover art by Tony Dezuniga

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One of The Greatest YouTube Channels of 2018 : MINDSMASH

If you live  long enough and well enough, well enough to no  longer need to feed ego, or be praised for humility… if you lived that long you know greatness when you see it. And conversely you know folly when you see it.

I have lived that long, and that badly and well, that I know folly when I see it, and I know greatness. The fool will confuse the one for the other, so you get people who call witchhunts justice, and rogues  presidential. But thankfully we are blessed with some who are not fools, who know greatness when they see it… The host of the brilliant Youtube channel MINDSMASH.

With appreciation  the host dissects the great fighters and great fighting styles of our age, but does it with a romantic eye, and a poets hesrt.

Listen/watch his latest episode and you two will see, why it is in my humble opinion, a must not miss you tube channel:

 

 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC87Lj67s_Ht40lvGhtF9iHA

TERRIFICON 2018 Review! In a word…. TERRIFIC!

TERRIFICON 2018!


Books I picked up at this year’s terrific Terrificon at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conneticut!

 

Man, we had such a great time at this year’s Terrificon two weekends ago. We just made a weekend of it in Connecticut, and only spent one day at the con, but what a fun day. My better half, who is not the comic head I am at all, was surprised by how much she enjoyed it.

Part of it is the convention is very well laid out in the simply massive Mohegan Sun Casino Complex. The Con which was huge in terms of space, only took up a fraction of this massive Casino Complex. And there was huge room between booths and areas, so while well attended, you didn’t feel crushed in a crowd, like Awesome Con or New York Comic Con. Also the emphasis here was very much on Comics, so you just had a very laid back, yet fun crowd. The writers and artists were very much the superstars here.

Another part of the success is the panels. While the shopping was great, and I found great deals; walking around and shopping to me, is not enough reason for me to go to a con. And I am not really interested in getting anyone’s signature, and shopping alone I can do online and save the hotel fees and travel expenses.

I am someone who likes great panels, informative conversations with those creators who created what is best in this hobby, and their interesting behind the scenes stories . So I did my homework and new the panels to attend, and the time to get there for them.

The Black Panther panel was a definite hit, being able to see three generations of Black Panther writers on the stage. Don McGregor and Christopoher Priest were the name draws, and were excellent but I think everyone was wowed by newest Black panther artist and writer Afua Richardson. She was just a joy, and her talk of how she laces symbolic and linguistic meaning into the covers she did for Black Panther has I think everyone who left that talk.. on the hunt for her work.

 

The girl power vibe in the room was strong. 🙂 But so was the Christopher Priest vibe, this guy is one of my favorite writers, the only monthly DC book I buy anymore is his Deathstroke, and he has written some of my favorite runs. Quite frankly he was a huge reason I attended this con. Him and Roy Thomas. Getting to hear both of these legendary crreators speak, a win, win.

In addition there was the mellifluous John Suintres (from the WORD BALLOON podcast) as MC, Jim Starlin the always stoic Larry Hama, the slightly bemused Michael Golden, and Paul Kupperberg.

So a fantastic set of panels oh and some great food and shopping. The Mohegan Sun Casino offering world class food and shopping options. We stopped at Bobby Flay’s Burger and it was awesome.

And without futher ado, onto the comic book shopping. Here are some of the books I got at Terrificon 2018. All of my shopping for the con was between 50 cents and $2.50 per book. The following books averaged $2 a book, and as you can see are in great mid-grade condition. Fine  to VF condition. Why on earth would anyone pay over $3 for new books, when you can get great bronze and silver age comics , with great stories and art for that same price or less???!!!!. Shame on you Marvel and DC . Instead for new comics replace Marvel and DC with Canadian company Chapterhouse and American company Alterna. And preorder from Image, Dark Horse,  IDW to also get their new books for less than $3.

All in all just a great experience. Along with Heroescon and Baltimore it is considered one of the best, most enjoyable true Comiccons.

I definitely look forward to going next year.

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LABOR DAY : Currently Watching

Hey hope everyone is having a great day. A great Labor Day off if you are in the states, and just a relaxing Monday to my abroad subscribers.

Been a nice laid back weekend.

Currently watching FAREWELL MY LOVELY courtesy of Amazon Prime. One of the latterday Robert Mitchum films, and one of the few I had not seen.

It is a remake of the three decade earlier, excellent MURDER MY SWEET starring Dick Powell. Seedier and Dingier and more tired version of MURDER MY SWEET , the film is still nteresting in a laconic, haunted way. But 30 minutes in, not quite interesting enough to keep me watching.

Next on the rotation I find Jet Li’s FEARLESS. Far more watchable than MURDER MY SWEET, this is captivating from the first frame. A variation on the oft told Huo Fist legend, this one expands it with Shakespearean overtones of hubris and the fall, but mated with distinctly Chinese overtones of the rise.

Great flick.

 

I follow on from that to Aronofsky’s latest MOTHER!  I go into it knowing nothing more than it is something on the foreboding and gothic side and thst it has the poster image of Jennifer Lawrence’s face to drive it. A few minutes in and I realize that may be enough.

There is something odd and ethereal and slightly unearthly about her face, her features. The beauty of alabaster or marble rather than that of flesh. It keeps me embroiled through the first 40 minutes, but with the entrance of the bickering brothers I lose interest in spending any more time to unknot this mystery. That is the risk of unlikeable characters, and allowing the storyline to meander too long. You may use up the interest of your audience. I may come back to watch the ending, but right now the bickering brothers, and byzantine plot, have worn out their welcome.

 

More updates to come.

Labor Day YOUTUBE Comicbook Channel of the Day!

Youtube ComicBook Channels RoundUp :  

SILVER AGE DAVE – SURPRISE COMIC BOOK HAUL -$2 TO $3 per book for those books is a GREAT deal. Reminds me of my Terrificon haul which I will show in another post.

Silver bought a great selection of House of Mystery as well as others. And yes it does look like Grimace (see the video).

Standouts being the DYNAMO #1 cover, and ATOM covers (#14 I am definitely going to buy, as well as Auaman 7). You mention Silver Age covers, and those covers filmed with whimsy. Completely agree.  I am now on a hunt to complete my Superboy Neal Adams collection. All the issues he did covers for.

Good luck on the run. If you are not subscribed to Silver Age Dave, and you enjoy comics, you are missing out. Wealth of information, and advice, amd just love for this hobby. Him and Reggie Collects are two of the best guys out there and they both have crazy collection hunting stories. Wow was about to sign off and saw his RACKET SQUAD and THE SHADOW covers. Excellent! And don’t apologize for the length of videos, in the digital age we can all pause something and come back to it. 🙂  

 

THE GO2 GEEKS -My Top 50 Comic Books – Always fun selections of books. This time one of the go2 geeks and his wife show off his top 50. Hi Mrs GO2 Geek! You can speak next time. 🙂

They show lots of great books. Iron Man #1, Detective 400, Luke Cage #1, Marvel Premiere #15, FF 48 & 49″ Submariner 35, Special Marvel Edition 15, Tomb of Dracula #10, Conan #1, Captain America #11,  So lots of great books shown.  Go subscribe to their channel, always great content.

Go to Youtube, search for their names, or pull up the Youtube App on your TV like I do. I can’t stand watching Youtube via the website.   

Tell em HT sent ya!