The Gosh! Authority 07.08.19
Our monthly reading group is coming up next week where we’ll be covering the Art Maters: Baquiat graphic novel by Julian Voloj and Søren Mosdal. From the humble beginnings of the early SAMO graffiti project to Jean-Michel Basquiat meeting Andy Warhol and gaining worldwide recognition this is a fascinating read about an artist who lived an incredible life, despite it being cut short. And the art that depicts this story perfectly captures Basquiat’s style, influence and legacy. If you fancy coming by check out the details here.
We recently received a Black Hook Press manga restock of Dokudami Tenement Vol 1, 2 & 3 and Badass Babe Sex, Fury & Other Stories. Make sure you check them out in store as these imports are both are great additions to any manga lovers collection.
FIVE TO WATCH THIS WEEK
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1 (OF 4)
Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Ryan Stegman
The Spider event of the year, Absolute Carnage is finally here. You’ve seen him on the periphery of the Marvel Universe for months but now Cletus Kasady is back and he wants everyone who’s ever worn a symbiote dead. Venom and Spider-Man yet again will have to team up to survive this onslaught of terror. Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman have been hyping up this series for a while and with this 60 page story it’s easy to see why. If you’re a fan of Venom and the current expanded symbiote universe, this looks to be the story for you. But watch out because its gonna be, ahem…. absolute carnarge!
THE ADVENTURE ZONE VOL 2
Writers: Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, Griffin McElroy
Artist: Carey Pietsch
Publisher: :01 FIRST SECOND
The long-awaited sequal to the smash hit graphic novel based on The Adventure Zone, a tabletop RPG comedy podcast with downloads numbering in the tens of millions and an army of passionately devoted fans. Muder on the Rockport Limited picks up where volume 1 left off and we rejoin out heroes / comrades in arms Taako, Magnus, and Merle on a wild careen through a D&D railroad murder mystery. This installment has a little of everything: a genius child detective, an axe-wielding professional wrestler, a surly wizard, cursed magical artifacts, and a pair of meat monsters. You know, the usual things you find on a train.
SINESTRO YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1
Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Brandon Peterson
DC’s Year of the Villian is underway and as the universe tilts towards doom, great forces awake in an effort to stop Lex Luthor's mad plans. Dispatching Sinestro, Luthor sends the former Green Lantern to bring these old gods under control or destroy them before they reach Earth. Now, wielding the power of the ultraviolet spectrum, Sinestro finds his new foes even more dangerous and perplexing than he expected.
COFFIN BOUND #1
Writer: Dan Watters
A brand new series from Dan Watters (Sandman Universe: Lucifer, LIMBO) and artist DANI (2000AD, Girl with No Name) that has been getting a lot of people talking. Chased by an unstoppable killer, Izzy Tyburn has decided that if the world won't have her in it, it can have nothing of her at all. She's re-treading her life, leaving nothing but burned rubber, ash, and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way. Don’t forget to check this one out.
BERSERKER UNBOUND #1 (OF 4)
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Mike Deodato
Publisher: DARK HORSE
From the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeff Lemire, Mike Deodato Jr., and Frank Martin comes a new series about a merciless sword and sorcery warrior who finds himself blasted through a wormhole to a modern-day metropolis where he must protect those around him from an evil wizard determined to send him to hell. Be sure to check out this exciting new story.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 (OF 5) - Atlas debut in their own series as Amadeus Cho, Silk, Shang - Chi, Wave, Jimmy Woo and all your favorites defend the cross-Asian portal city of Pan against the science-magic threat of one of Marvel's classic villains!
ALIENS TP RESISTANCE - Following the events of Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley is kept silent by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation about the xenomorph threat.
AQUAMAN HC VOL 01 UNSPOKEN WATER - In the wake of the epic "Drowned Earth," an amnesiac Arthur washes ashore on a remote island and ends up being cared for but all is not as it seems.
ARCHIE MARRIED LIFE 10 YEARS LATER #1 - 10 years later, a landmark moment in Archie Comics history is being revisited.
CHAMPIONS TP VOL 01 - A new era begins as the Champions go global! Under Ms. Marvel's leadership, an army of young adventurers is saving people and improving lives across the planet - but something sinister lurks beneath the surface.
DEATH-DEFYING DEVIL #1 - Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman) and Walter Geovani (Red Sonja, Clean Room) present the story of The Death-Defying Devil and a group of neighbors who will do what it takes to keep their home, and each other, safe.
FUTURE FOUNDATION #1 - When the Richards family is called back to Earth to be the Fantastic Four again, they left behind the Future Foundation - a think tank of the most brilliant young minds in the universe - with one mission: to find the pieces of and rebuild their friend Molecule Man.
GIRL IN THE WORLD GN - Chicago indie comics star Caroline Cash's Silver Sprocket debut proves that there is nothing cooler than cool girls!
HG WELLS THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU #1 - IDW founder and Diablo House writer/co-creator Ted Adams joins Locke & Key artist/co-creator Gabriel Rodr guez to present an all-new adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic science fiction novel.
#LOOSHKIN VOL2 - The sequal to the smash hit Looshkin is finally out and crazier than ever. Perfect for kids who are fans of the Bunny vs Monkey series.
OVER THE GARDEN WALL SOULFUL SYMPHONIES #1 - While traveling through an abandoned town in the Unknown, Greg 's singing catches the attention of a mysterious young woman named Sophie who requests the song as a gift.
SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN SELF-IMPROVEMENT #1 - Fan Randy Scheuller submitted an idea of Spider-Man donning a black suit before secret wars, but his story was never printed until now. In honor of Marvel’s 80th anniversary they’ve uncovered this lost gem.
And that’s your lot for this week, folks. See you real soon!