The Gosh! Authority 26.09.18
Another amazing Thought Bubble festival is behind us. But don’t be sad because that mean’s it’s time for our annual post TB mega signing. This Monday, the 24th, we have three incredibly talented creators coming in to sign for you lucky, lucky people! Leslie Hung, artist on the mega-hit Bryan Lee O’Malley-penned Snotgirl? Check! Greg Rucka, writer on too many great books to count, but including Lazarus, Black Magick, Wonder Woman, Gotham Central, Stumptown, Queen & Country and on and on and on? Check! Legendary Gaijin Studios co-founder Brian Stelfreeze, lately of Black Panther fame and making his first European comic shop appearance? Check! There’s someone for everyone there! Get your butts down here, 6-7pm! More details here. And thanks to the great folks at the Thought Bubble festival for making this possible!
And hold on that’s not all. Also coming up this week we have…
Kristyna Baczynski and Katriona Chapman are here on Friday September 28th, 7-9pm, to celebrate the release of their new Avery Hill titles Retrograde Orbit (with exclusive bookplate) and Follow Me In! Pre-orders for both books are available now via our webstore.
Then, the very next day (Saturday the 29th of September) we'll have Anders Nilsen, the writer and artist of Big Questions and Don't Go Where I Can't Follow, with us to sign his new series, Tongues from 1-2pm. Can't make it but would like something signed? Drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a reservation or mail order. Keep up to date on the Facebook Event Page.
Last bit of business - we’re still hiring! So dust off those CVs, because recruitment time is here again! We’re looking to fill the position of Assistant to the Book Buyer. We will be taking applications until 12pm, Friday 28th September, 2018. If you’re interested, please send us your CV along with a cover letter to introduce yourself and explain a little about why you’d like to work with us and what makes you suitable for the position. Please don’t neglect that cover letter, as it’s very important! All applications should be made via email to email@example.com, and please be sure to include your name in the subject line and good luck.
Okay, with holidays and an extra big week of events, this week will be rapid fire new releases! So stand back and behold! BULLET POINTS!
HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
HEROES IN CRISIS #1 (OF 7) - From superstar writer Tom King and acclaimed artist Clay Mann - Heroes In Crisis is DC’s new must read event. There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been
traumatised by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects: Harley Quinn and Booster Gold! It's up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and
Batman to investigate-but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition?
FRATERNITY HC - Fraternity is a haunting horror story written by Juan Diaz Canales the Co-Creator of one of the seminal works in European comics Blacksad and illustrated by the talented Jose-Luis Munuera. During the Civil War, the inhabitants of a small frontier town discover a mysterious beast is prowling the forest around them, a beast that may have a connection to a feral child found several years earlier. Fraternity is perfect for fans of the monster genre and people who have a love for the classics universal monster movies as this tale feels like it would have been right at home amongst them.
MAN-EATERS #1 - Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling thriller writer Chelsea Cain returns to comics with a brand new ongoing series. A mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes menstruating women to turn into ferocious killer wildcats-easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of one twelve-year-old girl. Part Cat People, part The Handmaid's Tale, Man-Eaters will have everyone talking. We have missed Cain’s comic writing and have been eagerly awaiting her return post her fantastic run on Mockingbird and sadly with her wonderful looking take on Marvel’s Vision cancelled before even it got out the gates Man-Eaters is a precious and joyous slice of Cain’s genre thrill-ride writing.
SPIDERGEDDON #0 - Christos Gage and Clayton Crain kick off Marvel’s HUGE Spider-Man centric summer event with a comics debut as the Spider-Man from the smash-hit PS4 video game makes his first appearance in comic book form. In this sequel to Spider-Verse, the Inheritors have found a way out of the decimated world they were imprisoned on and are now planning revenge on the Spider-Army.
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #1 - The formidable creative team of writer Joshua Williamson and artist Stjepan Sejic unleash a new Justice League title spinning out of the Snyder helmed event No Justice. When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. But as these wildcard teammates try to break through the impenetrable maelstrom imprisoning the desperate collection of planets, they discover something that nothing in the universe could have prepared them for: Darkseid...who says he's there to help?!
SAGA TP VOL 09 - Sound the new Saga collection KLAXON! Always an exciting week when a new Saga book lands. We will have a massive stack but email if you’d like to reserve a copy!
FRIENDO #1 - We' are big fans of writer Alex Paknadel and Friendo form Vault comics might well be his best work to date. Stark and gripping sci-fi. Leo wasn't allowed toys as a kid, but now that he's all grown up he's going to take yours. He used to play by the rules, but then governments and corporations set fire to the rules and still expected him to behave. He probably would have if it hadn't been for his new friend Jerry. See, Jerry isn't human; he's a personalised marketing VR... and he's malfunctioning.
LOVECRAFT HC - In Providence, Rhode Island, a dangerous inmate disappears from a hospital for the insane. At Miskatonic University, a professor slumps into a five-year reverie. In a mysterious and vivid dreamworld, a melancholy man seeks the home of the gods. And in the frozen wasteland of Antarctica, polar explorers unearth secrets that reveal a past almost beyond comprehension - and a future too terrible to imagine. Graphic novelist I.N.J. Culbard gives terrifying form to four classic tales by H.P. Lovecraft: "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath," "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward," "At The Mountains of Madness," and "The Shadow Out of Time."
DREDD FINAL JUDGEMENT #1 - The final comic-book sequel to the cult movie DREDD, and it's the epic clash that fans have been waiting for - Judge Dredd versus Judge Death! Scripted by Arthur Wyatt and Alex De Campi, and illustrated by Henry Flint, this two-issue mini-series features exclusive covers by Jock.
PASSING FOR HUMAN HC -A visually arresting graphic memoir about a young artist struggling against what's expected of her as a woman, and learning to accept her true self, from an acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist. In this achingly beautiful graphic memoir, Liana Finck goes in search of that thing she has lost - her shadow, she calls it, but we can also think of it as the "otherness" or "strangeness" that has defined her since birth, that part of her that has always felt as though she is living in exile from the world. In Passing for Human, Finck is on a quest for self-understanding and self-acceptance--and along the way, she seeks to answer some eternal questions: What makes us whole? What parts of ourselves do we hide or ignore or chase away - because they're embarrassing, or inconvenient, or just plain weird - and at what cost?
VIEWOTRON #1 - Sam Sharpe and Peach S. Goodrich return to their Eisner-nominated Viewotron with a new series from AdHouse Books! This issue features seven stories that elucidate the search for meaning in life in seven very different ways. That sounds heavy, but don't worry, it's funny. There are space aliens, friendly giants, and an old man who is a professional Boy Band namer. You'll enjoy it.
DEMENTIA 21 GN - Yukie Sakai is a sprightly young home health aide eager to help her elderly clients. But what seems like a simple, straightforward job quickly turns into a series of increasingly surreal and bizarre adventures that put Yukie's wits to the test! Shintaro Kago is well known for combining the traditional manga style with a hyper realistic illustration technique and an adventurous storytelling approach to create his own genre referred to as "fashionable paranoia." All of his trademark virtues (and vices) are on full display in these darkly comedic tales that strain the bounds of the imagination.
FEARSCAPE #1 - The Fearscape is a world beyond our own, populated by manifestations of our worst fears. Once per generation, The Muse travels to Earth, discovers our greatest Storyteller, and takes them with her to the Fearscape to battles these fear-creatures on our behalf. All has been well for eons, until The Muse encounters Henry Henry, a plagiarist with delusions of literary grandeur. Mistaking him for our greatest Storyteller, she ushers him into the Fearscape. Doom follows. Any Neil Gaiman fans should check this out.
STRANGER THINGS #1 - The nostalgia igniting hit Netflix original series comes to comic shelves. Follow Will Byers into a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down. Written by award winning comics veteran Jody Houser.
ALSO OF NOTE THIS WEEK
ACTION COMICS #1000 THE DELUXE EDITION - A wonderful deluxe edition of DC’s seminal milestone.
AMULET GN 08 SUPERNOVA - The latest volume in the ultra popular kids comic series.
CURTAIN CALL HC - A character-driven crime thriller in the proud tradition of Martin Scorsese and the Coen Brothers from Wilfrid Lupano and Rodolphe Guenoden.
DISNEY COMICS AND STORIES #1 - This issue, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories becomes Disney Comics and Stories and launches with an all-new #1!
EXILES TP VOL 01 - Eisner award winning writer Saladin Ahmed (for his work on Black Bolt) and artist Javier Rodriguez have been telling of the most enjoyable romps over at Marvel of late in their Exiles run. Get all caught up with this first collection.
FAITH DREAMSIDE #1 (OF 4) - A brand new mini series featuring one of Valiant comics more interesting characters.
GAMMA #1 (OF 4) - Pokémon meets Power Rangers in this kaiju-packed mature parody that follows a monster trainer whose dreams of fortune and glory collide with his own hubris.
GREEN MONK BLOOD OF MARTYRS TP - The thrilling, YALSA award-winning comic by Brandpn Dayton continues! In a mythical Russia, a mysterious young boy is raised by an order of peaceful monks. As he grows to manhood, bizarre dreams and the call of destiny leads him to discover a powerful, mystical weapon and to face a terrible, violent choice.
INFIDEL TP - Currently being adapted for film by Oscar-winning producer Michael Sugar and Tri-Star Infidel is a haunted house story for the 21st century. Following an American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbours who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia.
INFINITY WARS IRON HAMMER #1 (OF 2) - Another warped tale spinning out of Infinity Wars as Stark Odinson, the brainy but arrogant son of the All-Father, was kidnapped by Ice Giants and forced to make them an armory, he turned their forges against them and became the armored Asgardian, Iron Hammer!
RETROFIT / BIG PLANET ROUND-UP - ALL THE SAD SONGS, FASHION FORECASTS, SURVIVE 300,000,000 and I LOVE YOU - A huge helping of fantastic new comics from RETROFIT / BIG PLANET featuring new work by Summer Pierre, Sara Lautman, Pat Aulisio and Yumi Sakugawa .
SILENCER TP VOL 01 - Coming out of DC’s new age of Superheroes Dan Abnett and John Romita Jr. unleash the devastating and stealthy metahuman abilities of Silencer on the DCU.
SONGS FOR THE DEAD TP - Sword and sorcery done right, twisting fantasy tropes for a fresh new flavor.
WASTED SPACE TP - Brilliant and bold space opera featuring blisteringly good looking artwork from Gosh! favourite Hayden Sherman.
YOU ARE DEADPOOL TP - Part comic, part choose your own adventure, all fun. Take control of Deadpool and see how long you can last.
And we are outta here! See you all in store for our week of mega signings!