The Gosh! Authority 20.09.17
We've got one heck of a double header coming up in association with the amazing Thought Bubble Festival: James Stokoe and Marley Zarcone will be signing here on Friday, September 22nd, 6-7pm!
Speaking of James, our Bookplate Edition of Aliens: Dead Orbit is now available for pre-order via our online store! The book won't be out for the signing, sadly, but get your pre-order in now so as not to miss out on this lovely pencil piece.
James and Marley will be stopping here after their appearance at Thought Bubble the previous weekend. Thought Bubble, as all right-thinking comics people know, is one of the finest festivals going: a celebration of comics in their many, varied forms, with a line-up of guests that is second to none. Check out their website for information on this year's festival. Keep up with any updates on our Facebook event here.
We'll be joined by the extremely talented, Katie Skelly, straight back from Thought Bubble Festival! She will be joining us for a signing on Tuesday, September 26th from 6-7pm. Keep up to date with the latest event news on the Facebook event here. Afterwards the signing Katie will be joining us at our monthly Drink & Draw.
Katie will be joined by Ariela Kristantina, Apila Pepita and Sara Valta. All come to us from the far reaches of the world, so a unique opportunity to meet and chat with these creators. Straight back from Thought Bubble Festival, they will be joining us on Tuesday, September 26th from 6.30-9pm for our monthly Drink & Draw.
We had the absolute pleasure to host Dilraj Mann on Friday night for the launch of his long-awaited debut graphic novel from Nobrow - Dalston Monsterzz. As one of the UK's most in-demand illustrators it was no surprise to see the book flying of the shelves, however Dilraj was kind enough to be late to his own after party so that he could sign a huge stack of copies for anyone who couldn't made it on the night.
Acclaimed artist and designer and the trailblazer in the popularity of so-called "doodle art" Mr Jon Burgerman was in store with us last Saturday for a singing session in celebration of his latest book, Rhyme Crime hitting shelves. Again, we still have a wee pile of signed copies for any unfortunate souls who may have missed out.
Yesterday we were incredibly happy to have the uber talented Young Animal writer Cecil Castellucci back singing with us, and how nicely timed that was with Shade the Changing Girl Vol. 1 having just come out! It was like we planned it...
HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
DALSTON MONSTERZZ HC
Writer/Artist: Dilraj Mann
In Dilraj Mann's long awaited graphic novel debut, all eyes turn to East London, where freakish monsters and megalomanical property developers are competing to see who can destroy it first. The only thing that stands in the way of the apocalypse? Hipsters, hotties, and nerds. It's time to throw down and look sharp as hell while doing so! A gorgeous and self assured debut from an artist we've always loved.
Try it if you like: The Wicked + The Divine / Prince of Cats / Divine
THOUGHT BUBBLE ANTHOLOGY 2017 #6
It's our favourite time of the year as the Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival in Leeds rapidly approaches, and with it comes another collection of new short stories by some of the best in the business for the annual Thought Bubble Anthology. This year's line up includes: Jason Aaron, Jen Bartel, Cecil Castellucci, Brandon Graham, Jody Houser, Jason Latour, Emi Lenox, Simon Roy, Marley Zarcone, and many, many more! All profits will be going to the children's charity Barnardos which makes this excellent comic even more excellent.
Try it if you like: Island / Dark Horse Presents / Image Comics
BATMAN THE RED DEATH #1 (METAL)
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
A Dark Nights Metal tie in from Flash scribe Joshua Williamson as he brings us a powerful, nightmare version of The Flash from the Dark Multiverse.The events of Metal have already begun to rock the DC Universe but now things seem to be running away from our heroes.
Try it if you like: Flash / Dark Nights Metal / Batman
SAVAGE TOWN OGN
Writer: Declan Shalvey & Philip Barrett
Artist: Philip Barrett
From the savage minds of All-Star Batman, Moon Knight and Injection artist Declan Shalvey, newcomer, but soon to be mega star artist Philip Barrett, and the one woman comics colouring machine Jordie Bellaire comes an original and brutal Irish crime graphic novel that'll leave you breathless.
Try it if you like: Dead Man's Shoes / In Bruges / The Guard
DARK ARK #1
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Juan Doe
Critically acclaimed horror writer Cullen Bunn and artist Juan Doe join forces for a sinister tale of biblical proportions. The wickedness of mankind has moved the Creator to destroy the world by way of the flood. Noah has been tasked with building an ark to save his family and the animals of the world. But this is not Noah's story. For darker powers have commanded the sorcerer Shrae to build his own ark and save the unnatural creatures of the world-such as the vampires, the dragons, the naga, and the manticore.
Try it if you like: The Goddamned / Northlanders / Harrow County
WONDER WOMAN CONAN #1 (OF 6)
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan
Publisher: DC/Dark Horse
From long time Red Sonja writer, Gail Simone comes an unexpected but brilliant cross over comic, Wonder Woman Conan. These two great warriors are destined by the fates to be legendary, but when their stories collide can they both emerge victorious? Or are they fated to push each other to their very limits?
Try it if you like: Xena Warrior Princess / Red Sonja / Wonder Woman
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Caspar Wijngaard
Pitched tonally as 'WALL-E by way of Watership Down' Angelic is so much more than that. Eisner nominee writer Simon Spurrier and white hot artist Caspar Wijngaard have crafted a genuinely charming, thought provoking and complex all ages comic here. This isn't your typical post-apocalyptic fare, this is a post human world, nature reclaimed and left to the genetically modified animals humanity had been abusing for eons. Spurrier and Wijngaard explore the scars left not only on the world but on their poor animal protagonists as well. Whip smart and highly engaging this is the new poster child of what an all age comic should be.
Try it if you like: Battling Boy / Porcelain / Mirror
Kill Them All GN
Writer/Artist: Kyle Starks
We adored Eisner-nominated cartoonist Kyle Starks high octane, comedy action, romp Sexcastle, and now he is back with a new gonzo graphic novel that reads as a love letter to 90s action movies! A betrayed murderess wants revenge. A hard drinking former cop wants his job back. For either to get what they want, they're going to have to fight their way through fifteen flights of criminals, assassins, drug lords, murderers, yup, even accountants, and well they are going to need to KILL. THEM. ALL!
Try it if you like: Copra / Scott Pilgrim / Revenger
LITTLE RED WOLF HC
Writer/Artist: Amelie Flechais
Publisher: Lion Forge
A spellbinding folklore inspired fairy tale set in the middle of a thick and mysterious forest. Lose yourself in in the dark forests of Amélie Fléchais' spectacular artwork as a young wolf, on a journey to bring his grandmother a rabbit, is charmed by the nice little girl who offers to help him but nice is not the same as good. A haunting fairy tale for children and adults alike.
Try it if you like: Beautiful Darkness / Anya's Ghost / Amulet
ALSO OF NOTE THIS WEEK
BATMAN DARK KNIGHT MASTER RACE HC - The long awaited final part of the Dark Knight trilogy hits shelves in a gorgeous hardcover edition that includes the entire nine-issue series and all of the accompanying mini-comics.
CAPTAIN AMERICA SECRET EMPIRE TP - Collecting the last days of both Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson during the rising of the Secret Empire.
DC MEETS HANNA BARBERA TP - The team-ups you never knew you needed until they happened in one volume! Jonny Quest and Adam Strange, Booster Gold and the Flintstones', Green Lantern and Space Ghost, the Banana Splits join forces with the Suicide Squad. This book also includes the backup stories featuring Top Cat, Batman, the Jetsons, Snagglepuss, and Ruff and Reddy!
GENERATIONS MS MARVEL & MS MARVEL #1 - The two Ms Marvel's written by acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson.
HALF PAST DANGER II DEAD TO REICHS #1 - Stephen Mooney's pulp romp returns for a brand new adventure as Sergeant Tommy Irish Flynn and Captain John Noble must stop a Nazi doomsday weapon from being unleashed on the world.
LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME TP - The critically acclaimed collaboration between Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini is back in print
LEGION BY DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING TP VOL 01 -Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s legendary run chronicling the Legion of Super-Heroes’ adventures!
MILLARWORLD ANNUAL 2017 - The Millarworld Annual is back and after an international hunt for the world's best new comic book talent, a fresh crop of creators are taking on Millar's hit characters. With Huck, Superior, Empress and Nemesis stories.
MISTER MIRACLE BY JACK KIRBY TP - Created by the legendary Jack Kirby, this graphic novel collection comes back after being out of print for years! Collects all 18 issues of Mister Miracle.
RICHARD STARKS PARKER THE SCORE TP - Long considered a high watermark in the Parker series, this new softcover graphic adaptation brings the original to violent, double-crossing life!
SON OF SHAOLIN OGN - A kung-fu epic set in the back alleys and subway tunnels of Harlem, New York.
Until next time.