Welcome to the un-event of the year! Kicking off a line-wide adventure,
DC’s Young Animal collides with the DC Universe to bring you a different kind of crossover.
The Doom Patrol has discovered that an interdimensional corporation called RetCo has been stealing stories,
reconfiguring them and repackaging them for new markets. Our gang of misfit heroes have felt the touch of this nefarious company,
and it has already started to change them. Even scarier, though, is how deeply RetCo has embedded itself into current continuity,
using the radioactive milk of psychic cows to quell the more dangerous impulses of the Justice League and turn them into
heroes safe for the masses. And to kick this off, RetCo has gone all the way to the top.
Meet Milkman Man, heretofore unknown final son of Krypton, who was sent to our planet to save him from the
destruction of his homeworld, only to be adopted by an evil dairy farmer and raised to love all things dairy!
Co-plotted by Steve Orlando and Gerard Way, with art by ACO (MIDNIGHTER),
this extra-sized special starts “Milk Wars” with a splash!
Plus, who is Eternity Girl, and how does she connect to this whole scheme?
A special four-part back-up feature by Magdalene Visaggio (Kim and Kim) and
Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye) begins here.
The cross-over runs thru 5 special issues, each pairing one batch of
Young Animals with characters from the "Normal" DCU.
Part 1 JLA/Doom Patrol, January 31st
Part 2 Mother Panic/Batman, February 7th
Part 3 Shade The Changing Girl/ Wonder Woman, February 14th
Part 4 Cave Carson/ Swamp Thing, February 21st
Part 5 Doom Patrol/ JLA , February 28th
Half way thru the series now and I find myself wondering,
"What else can Tom King and Mitch Gerads do to Scott Free?"
Their brilliant series MISTER MIRACLE has been an unrelenting halucinatory fun house ride of misery and suffering for
The World's Greatest Escape Artist. It truly seems as if he has found the one thing he can't escape, his life.
His life is crumbling. Everyone but his wife is either against him or using him.
The years of constant turmoil, stress, abuse and battle have left him utterly damaged.
He wants nothing more than to get out of a life that has spiralled completely out of his control.
If you are either a fan of the work that Tom King has been doing: Vision, Batman, Sheriff of Babylon, or if you want to take a wader thru the traumatised mind of a beleagured super hero who may have lost touch with all reality, this is the book for you.
Featuring the gritty realism of Mitch Gerads' art. Stunning images that bring you inside pur hero's fractured psyche, rigidly structered as to create it's own inescapable trap and remarkable details that lend such weight to the world that Scott inhabits.
A world that is crushing him.
Issues 1 thru 6 are availble now!
To read more of Brian's thoughts on the series (which are by no means complete or resolved), CLICK HERE.
The New Year has arrived.
So what better time than now to recap and take a backward glance at the best 2017 had to offer.
There was an incredible crop of new series, original graphic novels and reprint collections.
To showcase this we've set up a Best Of... section on our main book case.
It features comics from:
Joelle Jones, Asaf Hanuka, Nate Powell, Farel Dalrymple, Jason Latour, Terry Moore,
Jeff Lemire,Margueritte Bennett, Emil Ferris and more...
Take a look, we know you'll find something.
The shelves are also filled to overflowing with awesome books of every possible kind from traditional genre fictions,
history and memoirs, art books and how to instructional tomes.
Comics and grpahic novels from all over the world for your enjoyment.