The Gosh! Authority 23.05.18

Hello!

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In case you missed it, we just announced an upcoming launch with Guardian cartoonist Stephen Collins and debut writer Jim Whalley! They'll be here Friday 22nd June, 6.30 - 8.30pm to celebrate the release of their new children's book Baby's First Bank Heist! Mark it in your calendars and check here for more details

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We had Charles Forsman in at the beginning of last week to talk about his working, particularly pertaining to The End of the F***ing World. Charles was interviewed by our Tom and gave a fascinating insight into the background of the book, his experience with seeing it turned into a hit television series, and what's next. We've got a stack of signed copies of the book on our webstore!

HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK

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BLACK PANTHER #1
Writer: 
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Artist: Daniel Acuña
Publisher: Marvel

The Black Panther goes cosmic in this relaunch continuing Coates' acclaimed run on the character. Spinning out of the pages of the Marvel Legacy one-shot, T'Challa discovers that a multiverse-spanning empire exists in his name: The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda. The fresh direction makes for a great jumping-on point for new readers, and Acuña brings the cosmic goods as the new regular artist

Try it if you like: The Ultimates / Infinity War / Avengers

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MANSFIELD & ME GN
Writer / Artist:
Sarah Laing
Publisher:  Lightning Books

Katherine Mansfield is one of the greatest writers New Zealand ever produced, though her fame was found once she'd left the country. Travelling through Europe, she met with the Modernists and dabbled in the occultism of Aleister Crowley, all the while producing a body of short stories that Virginia Wolff was said to envy. Mansfield's life was cut short by tuberculosis in 1923 at the age of 34. Sarah Laing idolized Mansfield, and her literary shadow loomed large across her own professional life. Now one of New Zealand's most celebrated comics creators, Laing charts her life against that of her hero, mixing biography, memoir and a little fantasy to produce a truly memorable work. 

Try it if you like: Dotter of Her Father's Eyes / Diary of a Teenage Girl / Are You My Mother

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ALL SUMMER LONG HC
Writer / Artist:
Hope Larsen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A new YA graphic novel by Hope Larson is always cause for celebration, and this funny, touching story about two early teens drifting apart is fertile ground for her particular brand of grounded, humane drama. Bina's best friend Austin is shipped off to soccer camp for the summer, and she's not entirely upset because he's been acting pretty strange lately. Through the long, boring summer days she hangs with Austin's older sister, who shares and encourages her love of music. When Austin returns he's acting even more peculiarly, and the two are forced to confront the cracks forming in their friendship as their interests diverge. 

Try it if you like: This One Summer / In Real Life / Giant Days

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DELTA 13 #1
Writer:
Steve Niles
Artist: Nat Jones
Publisher: IDW

The Stephen King of comicss bring another fresh horror book to the stands, collaborating with one of his old 30 Days of Night alumni. A small crew discover an unknown, uncharted asteroid, and a terrifying threat that lies within. Looks like a solid slice of sci-fi horror. 

Try it if you like: Alien / 30 Days of Night / Caliban

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FRANK HC
Writer / Artist:
Ben Rankel
Publisher: Renegade Arts

A murder-mystery set in 1903 in the aftermath of the Frank Slide, one of Canada's worst ever natural disasters. After her lover is seemingly lost when the town of Frank is destroyed by a landslide, alcoholic Eve Lee turns amateur detective when she begins to suspect foul play was involved in his disappearance. 

Try it if you like: Berlin / Louis Riel / Disquiet

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INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #600 LEG
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Stefano Caselli, Alex Maleev, Jim Cheung, David Marquez, Mike Deodato Jr., Mark Bagley, Leinil Francis Yu, Daniel Acuña
Publisher: Marvel

This is it, folks. After nearly 20 years with the House of Ideas, including being one of the key creative architects behind Marvel's resurrection from the bankruptcy days, this landmark issue of Iron Man also marks Brian Michael Bendis' departure from Marvel! Wrapping up his various threads, and laying the groundwork for the futures of Tony Stark, Riri Williams and Victor von Doom, Bendis is joined by a stellar line-up of guest illustrators for a bumper-sized issue to cap one of Marvel's most illustrious careers.

Try it if you like: BRIAN / MICHAEL / BENDIS

ALSO OF NOTE THIS WEEK

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  • COIN OP COMICS ANTHOLOGY HC 1997-2017 - A collection of the innovative, experimental comics by siblings Peter and Maria Hoey. 
  • DISNEY MASTERS HC VOL 01 SCARPA MICKEY - A selection of Mickey Mouse comics by Floyd Gottfredson's successor Romano Scarpa, many of which have never before been seen in English.
  • DYLAN DOG THE LONG GOODBYE GN - Epicenter Comics continue to release full-colour DD collections, this one a particular favourite among fans.
  • HALO RISE OF ATRIOX HC - An anthology spotlighting Atriox, the villain of the game Halo Wars 2.
  • INFINITY COUNTDOWN DARKHAWK #1 (OF 4) - What's better than a nostalgic hit of Darkhawk? How about a hit of Darkhawk guest-starring Death's Head?
  • KID LOBOTOMY TP VOL 01 - Collecting the first arc of the flagship Black Crown title.
  • SACRED CREATURES TP VOL 01 - Pablo Raimondi & Klaus Janson's paranormal thriller gets a collection.
  • SHIELD BY HICKMAN AND WEAVER #5 (OF 6) - At last! Continuing Hickman & Weaver's run on the fan-favourite series.
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  • SNOTGIRL TP VOL 02 - The second volume of Bryan Lee O'Malley & Leslie Chung's gonzo tale of fashion, murder and mucus!  
  • WILD STORM TP VOL 02 - The second volume of Warren Ellis and Jon David-Hunt's reimagining of the Wildstorm universe. 
  • WITCHFINDER GATES OF HEAVEN #1 (OF 5) - Sir Edward Grey returns, with art by British comics legend D'Israeli!
  • WORMWORLD SAGA TP VOL 01 SAGA BEGINS - A young boy finds himself trapped in a fantasy world in this new Lion Forge graphic novel series by German creator Daniel Lieske, previewed in their FCBD offering!

And that's it for this week, folks! Tootles!

Andrew.