We’re kicking off the new year with a meet-up, of our monthly reading group, Reads! On the block this month is the first volume of Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward’s Black Bolt series, a book so good we included it our adult Best of 2018 list. If you fancy having a chat about it with a bunch of comic enthusiasts, come on down this Wednesday, January 9th, 7-9pm! More details here.Read More
Time to take a look back at our top 100 selling books of 2018!
These are ranked by the number of units sold, and it should be noted are distinct from our best of lists (adult and kids - follow the links!) No value judgement attached - these are based on pure numbers for those who enjoy such things. I should also note that the top two spots were separated by a mere 3 copies! Nailbiting stuff….
Anyway, here you go!Read More
Happy New Year, friends!
Yes, the tired old hands of 2018 have made way for the sharp claws of 2019 and all the excitement and terror it may hold for those of us in the UK. So stock up on those cans and medicines, and settle in for another year of great comics!Read More
Well, the time has come, my friends. Christmas is upon us, and before we all go radio silent for a day or two, I feel obliged (contractually so) to let you know about our amazing JANUARY SALE! Yes, kicking off on the 27th December is our usual annual sale with thousands of graphic novels and kids books at knockdown prices and 50% of all our back issues! As ever, new stock will be added throughout the sale until close on Sunday the 13th January, so keep checking in for new bargains all the time. More details here.Read More
Christmas is almost here, and with it comes the special Christmas gift of extended opening hours and delayed new comics shipping! Ho ho ho! You can find all the details here, but the basic thrust of it is as follows:Read More
As always, we’ll be adding an extra hour on to the day on the run up to Christmas to give everyone a little more time to get their gift buying in. Click below for the full story!Read More
We’ve got the master of mischief himself, Krent Able, here this Thursday for the launch of his new book from Knockabout: The Second Coming of Krent Able. Expect the unexpected, and make sure you get here early for what we’re told will be quite the show-stopping entrance! More details here.Read More
We’ve got a very special event coming up this week: the launch of 24 Panels, a benefit comic for survivors of the tragic Grenfell fire who are suffering from PTSD. We’d love to make as much noise about this launch (and this book) as possible, so please do come along and show your support. Editors Kieron Gillen, Rhona Martin and Steve Thompson will be here, along with a small army of contributors. More details here!Read More
Just the one event coming up this week, but it’s a goodie: to celebrate the release of Windowpane by Joe Kessler from Breakdown Press, we’ll have Joe here in conversation with celebrated cartoonist (and Breakdown stablemate) Anna Haifisch! Things will kick off at 7.30pm (once we’ve had a chance to set up), so get yourself down here! More details here.Read More
It’s always an honour to host the legendary Gilbert Shelton in the store, and he’ll be back here this Saturday, November 24th, 1-2pm! Bring down your Freak Brothers, Wonder Warthogs and Fat Freddy’s Cats, or pick up a copy of the lovely omnibus editions to replace the copies that your cousin / flatmate / party guest “borrowed” off you that time. More details here!Read More
We’ve got a corker of a SelfMadeHero event coming up this Friday as we celebrate the release of THREE new books: Lovecraft HC by INJ Culbard; Wolf HC by Rachael Ball; and Lip Hook by David Hine and Mark Stafford. We’ll have all four of those luminaries in the house from 7-9pm, so come on down to get something signed! (Any of them would make great Christmas gifts, for example….) More details here.Read More
The end of another year approaches, and as usual it’s time for us to bang our collective Gosh heads together to generate our (entirely subjective) top picks for the year. It’s the Gosh Best of 2018, split into two handy lists for your convenience: Adult (which you can find here) and Kids.
A few notes first:
We've only included books which are stand alone or the first volume in a series. There were plenty of brilliant continuing series carrying on this year, but we wanted to highlight things that you could pick up cold.
This covers us up to mid-November for releases. If the greatest book of the year comes out in the next 6 weeks, then our apologies!
All the titles here are now available in-store, marked with a vivid magenta Gosh! Best of 2018 sticker, so keep an eye out!
All titles are also now available to order via our online store. Click on any title in the list below to be taken to its store page, or click here to see the whole kids range.
The kids list covers a range from small children to YA, so we've put a minimum age recommendation for each.
These are in no particular order other than alphabetical!
So, without any further ado, here are our 2018 faves for kids!Read More