The Gosh! Authority 18.09.19
First up this week, we have our Bloodlust & Bonnets event this Thursday evening with Emily McGovern. Come toast the launch of the celebrated webcomic creator’s debut graphic novel. Bloodlust and Bonnets is a Regency tale of vampires, debutantes, Lord Byron, and maybe even a little romance. Get yourself down here for a swell time and maybe even score a signed copy in the bargain! Details here.
Last week we had our monthly Reads event, where the gang were reading and talking about Ed Brubaker’s Bad Weekend. It was a lot of fun and thanks to everybody who made it down, if you haven’t checked out Bad Weekend you should definitely check it out. Next time we’ll be reading Teen Titans Raven which is now available on our website for 10% off. Here.
FIVE TO WATCH THIS WEEK
UMBRELLA ACADEMY VOLUME 3 HOTEL OBLIVION
Writer: Gerard Way
Artist: Gabriel Ba
Publisher: Dark Horse
The award-winning graphic novel series by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance, Doom Patrol) and Gabriel Bá (Two Brothers, Casanova) is back. Having both earned accolades on separate projects they’ve teamed up once more for the latest chapter in the bizarre lives of their former teen superhero team. Faced with an increasing number of lunatics with superpowers eager to fight his wunderkind brood, Sir Reginald Hargreeves developed the ultimate solution... But their past is coming back to hunt them. Whilst we have sold out for pre-orders for Volume 3 of Umbrella Academy, we should have an extremely limited amount of in-store copies that will come with our exclusive signed bookplate.
SPIDER-MAN #1 (OF 5)
Writer: J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams
Artist: Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
One of the most talked about comics of this year, J.J. Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek, Super 8) and his son Henry Abrams are joined by superstar artist Sara Pichelli (Miles Morales, Guardians of the Galaxy) for a brand new Spider-Man story. It starts with a simple question, Who is Cadaverous? The brand-new Super Villain is unveiled, the Marvel Universe reacts, and Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson are forced to contend with it all. But it may not be the Web-Head you've always known... "The story shows Peter Parker in a way you haven’t seen him before," teases J.J. How mysterious. Be sure not to miss out.
Writer / Artist: Frank Santoro
Publisher: New York Review Comics
From the prolific creator of the Comics Workbook, Frank Santoro (Storeyville and Pompeii), comes a colourful story of memory that required years of fermentation to arrive at this final product. Pittsburgh is a comics meditation on family and identity that unfolds within a complex matrix of time, place and self as it is inscribed within memory. On the surface, it is a memoir of the artist's parents' courtship, marriage and divorce – and its reverberations through his life. There are also the supporting tales of two sets of grandparents and the crucial involvement of a neighborhood family, as well as the mute chorus of the family dog. But the comic is also about the journey of self and how the actions of others influence our choices and behaviour. Surely to be regarded as Santoro’s magnum opus, this is definitely an achievement of cartooning and one not to be missed.
MIMI AND THE WOLVES VOL 1
Writer / Artist: Alabaster Pizzo
Publisher: Avery Hill
Finally in a collected format, Mimi enjoys a quiet, productive life in her tree house in the Flat Fields with her companion Bobo, until a mysterious and disturbing recurring dream of demons and a long-haired deity becomes impossible to ignore. In the Evergreen Woods live dangerous creatures who can help her, but will she leave the comfort of her home to find answers? An epic tale of affairs, alliances, and friendships in a quest for power and self-discovery, this collects the first three volumes of Pizzo's acclaimed, self-published series. Be sure to grab a copy while you still can.
FLASH FORWARD #1 (OF 6)
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Flash Forward looks to be a continuation of Wally West’s story following the events of Heroes in Crisis. and After his disappearance and reappearance within the DC universe Wally has had a rough time of it. Doomsday Clock has highlighted some aspects of this story but where does Wally stand with the knowledge that he exists in a universe that worked so hard to destroy him. This will surely give us some answers as to Wally’s journey within the DC universe.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
ASSASSIN NATION TP VOL 01 - The former World's Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who's trying to off him.
BLACK PANTHER AND AGENTS OF WAKANDA #1 - Wakanda is making waves on the world's map - and not everyone's a fan. With General Okoye's help, T'Challa will take Gorilla-Man, Ka-Zar and Wasp on a global fight for survival.
FAIRLADY TP VOL 01 - After posing as a man to join the army, Jenner Faulds returns home to The Feld for a new start as a "Fairman"-a specially licensed private investigator. But sexism didn't end on the battlefield, and as the only "Fairlady," Jenner gets stuck with the cases nobody else wants.
INFERIOR FIVE #1 (OF 12) - The citizens of Dangerfield, Arizona, are beset by strange goings-on after the "Invasion" that rocked the DC Universe, but only five misfit kids seem to notice them. Can they uncover what's happening before some sinister force collects them all?
LEX LUTHOR YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1 - Apex Lex has made his offer to the villains of the DC Universe...but has the super-powered evil genius gotten what he truly desires?
MINISTRY OF SPACE TP - This is the story of how we could have gone to space. Maybe how we should have gone to space. This is the story of the Ministry of Space. The black budget that financed the move into space. The deaths of the test pilots, taken from the surviving Spitfire flyers of the Battle of Britain.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN FRANCE OMNIBUS - Winner of the Angoulême International Comics Festival Best Series Award. Based on a true story, Once Upon a Time in France follows the life of Joseph Joanovici, a Romanian Jew who immigrated to France in the 1920s and became one of the richest men in Europe as a scrap-metal magnate.
SIMON SAYS TP VOL 01 - An artist, forced to paint swastikas on train cars for the Nazis during the Holocaust, has become an unlikely vigilante in pre-Cold War Europe.
STEEPLE #1 (OF 5) - Two women with wildly different worldviews become unlikely friends as they navigate the supernatural happenings in a sleepy coastal parish-and soon find themselves forced to choose sides in the war between good and evil, facing demons, curses, and a miniature Rapture!
YOU ARE OBSOLETE #1 - A disgraced journalist is called to cover a mysterious story on an isolated European island. As she investigates, she discovers the children have taken control and are somehow killing off all adults by their 40th birthdays.
YOUNG JUSTICE HC VOL 01 - When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes will unite to deal with the situation
That’s your lot. See you next time!