Coffee & Heroes | Belfast Comic Store and online shop https://www.coffeeandheroes.com Belfast based Comic Store in Northern Ireland Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:57:08 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cropped-heroes-large-32x32.jpg Coffee & Heroes | Belfast Comic Store and online shop https://www.coffeeandheroes.com 32 32 Quick Comic Reviews – Crossover #1 – An Advance Review from Guest Reviewer Paddy Steele https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/quick-comic-reviews-crossover-1-an-advance-review-from-guest-reviewer-paddy-fegan https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/quick-comic-reviews-crossover-1-an-advance-review-from-guest-reviewer-paddy-fegan#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:36:51 +0000 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/?p=105348 At Coffee & Heroes, we like to push community above all else.  It's what we strive for in store on a daily basis, with endless comic book and pop culture discussions where everyone's opinions are welcome.

With the website, we like to try and continue that ethos, and regularly welcome content from in store regulars and contributors.  We were fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of CROSSOVER, Donny Cates latest creator owned title, and sure to be one of the biggest comics of the year.

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At Coffee & Heroes, we like to push community above all else.  It’s what we strive for in store on a daily basis, with endless comic book and pop culture discussions where everyone’s opinions are welcome.

With the website, we like to try and continue that ethos, and regularly welcome content from in store regulars and contributors.  We were fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of CROSSOVER, Donny Cates latest creator owned title, and sure to be one of the biggest comics of the year.

And Paddy was someone who was very excited to read it.  So continue on for his spoiler free take on why you should be adding CROSSOVER #1 to your pull list asap!

Crossover #1

(W) Donny Cates (A) Geoff Show

Image Comics – Due for Release 4rth November

CROSSOVER is the latest title from the massively unknown/upcoming writer Donny Cates.. Joking, we all know who Donny Cates is.

There probably isn’t a writer on as much as a hot streak as Cates is now. His work on Thor & Venom is outstanding, and with that, the bar was set pretty high for his new original story CROSSOVER.  In Issue 1, not only does he reach that bar, he flies right over it with consummate ease.

It can be hard sometimes in the comics industry to really get people excited about an upcoming book, because trying sum up or review CROSSOVER without any sort of spoilers is difficult.

We have all read a comic at one point in our lives and thought “Can you imagine if this happened in the real world?”. Well that folks, at its base level, is the premise of CROSSOVER.

The story looks set to follow Ellie, an employee of one of the last standing comic shops in the U.S…. And that’s about all I can give you without any other spoilers.

I’ll be honest, and I know I will upset a lot of people with this, but when I’m reading a comic, I don’t overly pay attention to the art (ducks from objects getting thrown). I’m more about the story & the characters, but the art in this really stood out. The art by Geoff Shaw and colours by Dee Cunniffe don’t so much jump of the page, but blend in perfectly with the story.

There is one panel in particular that stands out for me. A genuine moment when I forgot everything else on the page and focused completely on that drawing.

Where the story goes from the end of issue one, I have no idea. The groundwork is laid for a fantastic story with outstanding, interesting characters.  Alan and I have our theories about what’s going to happen and come 4th November you will to.

My only regret about issue 1 is now waiting until early December until issue 2.

ADD IT TO YOUR PULL TODAY!!!!

Following on from the Coffee & Heroes mantra to follow creators rather than characters, the last two pages of the book are future titles that Cates has launching next year. The first is WEREWORLD which has an awesome teaser image…

and second is the mysterious FLOOD…


With VENOM, THE KING IN BLACK, THOR, CROSSOVER, FLOOD, WEREWORLD and who knows what else he is working on, 2021 is going to be the year of Donny Cates.

– Paddy

(* Alan’s 7 word review – CROSSOVER is going to be very big…..)

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Quick Comic Reviews – Batman #100 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/quick-comic-review-batman-100 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/quick-comic-review-batman-100#respond Wed, 14 Oct 2020 20:12:05 +0000 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/?p=105338 Batman #100 (W) James Tynion IV (A) Jorge Jimenez (Part One) Carlo Pagulayan (Part Two) Guillem March (Part Three) A fantastic conclusion to an awesome Batman event. I don’t think it can be underestimated what James Tynion IV has achieved with his Batman run (He’s tripled the amount of people who have Batman on their pull list […]

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Batman #100

(W) James Tynion IV

(A) Jorge Jimenez (Part One) Carlo Pagulayan (Part Two) Guillem March (Part Three)

A fantastic conclusion to an awesome Batman event.

I don’t think it can be underestimated what James Tynion IV has achieved with his Batman run (He’s tripled the amount of people who have Batman on their pull list in our store) .  In the first arc, he created new characters aplenty and created a compelling story with ‘Their Dark Designs’ (available in trade very soon).  During that run, he was also able to sow the seeds that would grow into Joker War.  And boy, it did not disappoint.

All the tie-ins certainly added texture, with particular praise reserved for Batgirl and Nightwing, but it was in the flagship title that this storyline soared, both in terms of writing and in art, which seemed to get better with every issue.

And so we arrive to #100, an oversized issue that arrived with a pleasing lack of variant covers (unlike Detective #1027 and all of the DC 80th anniversary specials).  It is an issue that can be broken down into three separate parts, which are at turns linked and at others, their own tale.

Part One is the main body of the issue as Batman faces off against The Joker (in his own take on the Batsuit).  But before we even get to the two old foes, we get a very crowd pleasing moment of Barbara Gordon relinquishing her Batgirl persona and adopting that of Oracle, Batman and the rest of the Bat-Family’s eyes over the city, and calming voice in the ear during the tensest moments.  There’s even time for a reunion of sorts between Babs and Dick Grayson.

Nightwing in particular shines in this issue, providing humour and ass-kicking aplenty, and it bodes well for Batman’s own future that the eponymous sidekick is clear headed and refocused after his recent sojourn into the land of Ric Grayson.

But onto that face off between Batman and Mister Jay, it is by turns horrifying, graphic, brutal and psychological.  Joker uses all the tricks at his disposal including Alfred, and Bruce’s guilt over not being there; trying to belittle Batman’s mission and pointing out the absurdity of it; and even the painful reminders of the death of Bruce’s Parents (though I am relieved to report there is not a panel with a broken pearl necklace in sight…)

The fight ends with Harley stepping in and offering Batman a choice.  Stay and save The Joker, or chase after her and defuse a bomb strapped to her chest.  Harley has been another emerging star in the Bat Books recently, with great turns in Suicide Squad, Harleen and here in Batman itself.  She even gets in a good shot at The Joker which may alter his appearance for the foreseeable future.

The first part even ends with the introduction of a new character, and a set up for what to look forward to with Tynion’s run.  And I have to say, the future looks bright…

And that’s without mentioning the second part which delves into the character of Clownhunter, and then Part Three, well….I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise.

I also cannot overstate just how good Jorge Jimenez’s art has been through this run, and I’m delighted to see him announce that he’ll be sticking around on Batman for some time to come.  Genuinely career best work, and it’s going to take some topping.  I’ll look forward to seeing him try.

Suffice to say, pick up Batman #100, I’d even recommend it as a starting point given the set up for future storylines as well as the conclusion of Joker War.

James Tynion IV, when you were announced as writer for Batman after Tom King?  You had our curiosity.  Now, you have our attention….

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Quick Comic Reviews – Seven Secrets #1 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/quick-comic-reviews-seven-secrets-1 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/quick-comic-reviews-seven-secrets-1#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:24:02 +0000 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/?p=105311 Seven Secrets is an original creator owned project by Tom Taylor (yes, him again...) and Daniele Di Nicuolo, whose work I was previously unfamiliar with (MMPR: Pink, Mirrors Edge), but is a name I will be looking out for from now on.

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(W) Tom Taylor (A) Daniele Di Nicuolo – Released 12th August 2020

Seven Secrets is an original creator owned project by Tom Taylor (yes, him again…) and Daniele Di Nicuolo, whose work I was previously unfamiliar with (MMPR: Pink, Mirrors Edge), but is a name I will be looking out for from now on.

It is published by Boom Studios, who continue to knock it out of the park with new, original titles.

All you need to know is that it is about an Ancient Order dedicated to keeping Seven Secrets (which could reshape or even destroy the world), well, secret.  The members of this Order are all highly skilled and trained, and dedicate their lives to this sole purpose.  It is essentially a noble life.  But what happens when love occurs within the order, and that love leads to the birth of a child?

There are some structural similarities to the likes of Saga.  Forbidden love.  A child the product of that love.  The narration device used.  Yet this all manages to feel fresh and new.  The structure may be similar but the setting and mythology could not be more different.

And just like Saga, with Fiona Staples stellar artwork, Di Nicuolo’s elevates this title even higher.  It is fast paced, action packed and almost Manga-esque.  Special mention also to Walter Baiamonte and Katia Ranalli’s colours and Ed Dukeshire’s letters.  Everything meshes together brilliantly and it has more of the feel of a European, cosmopolitan comic than an American one.

And that last page?  Tom Taylor, you continue to break our hearts you brilliant bastard.

Simply essential.

 

 

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Quick Comics Reviews – Dark Nights: Death Metal: Legends of the Dark Knights #1 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/quick-comics-reviews-dark-nights-death-metal-legends-of-the-dark-knight-1 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/quick-comics-reviews-dark-nights-death-metal-legends-of-the-dark-knight-1#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:04:42 +0000 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/?p=105291 The first of the Dark Nights: Death Metal Tie-Ins, this was an anthology format with 6 individual titles of varying quality.  But when it was good, it was very good.

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(W & A) Various  – Released 5th August 2020

The first of the Dark Nights: Death Metal Tie-Ins, this was an anthology format with 6 individual titles of varying quality.  But when it was good, it was very good.

The Two Standouts for me were Peter J. Tomasi and Riley Rossmo’s origin story for the Robin King in the short story ‘King of Pain’.

Flat out horror, a hint of dark humour and a terrifying creation in the Robin King.  This was the main reason I recommended people picking this up (and one of the main reason the issue struck such a chord with comic speculators!)

The other standout was Frank Tieri and Francesco Francavilla’s ‘This Man, This City’, which involved satanic rituals aiding Batman in literally becoming Gotham City.

The idea was brilliantly executed and the artwork is absolutely incredible.  Francavilla continues to be one of my personal favourite artists.

The other stories were generally cool, but these were the two that elevated this issue for me.

 

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Quick Comic Reviews – DCEASED Dead Planet #2 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/quick-comic-reviews-dceased-dead-planet-2 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/quick-comic-reviews-dceased-dead-planet-2#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2020 11:50:07 +0000 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/?p=105265 What an issue!  It's sometimes a negative as a comics retailer, to get your comics early before everyone else can get reading them.  I'd been wanting to talk to everyone about this issue before anyone else managed to get their hands on it!

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(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine – Released 5th August 2020

(Minor spoilers ahead)

What an issue!  It’s sometimes a negative as a comics retailer, to get your comics early before everyone else can get reading them.  I’d been wanting to talk to everyone about this issue before anyone else managed to get their hands on it!

I sometimes feel like a broken record, routinely gushing over Tom Taylor’s output, but for me, he continues to be one of the most versatile and consistent creators around.  In DCEASED (every issue released so far including Volume 1, Unkillables, and now Dead Planet), he somehow manages to present horrific scenarios, but in a playful tone of voice and with moments of genuine hope.

However, this is horror at its base level, so inevitably these hopeful moments can prove to be fleeting.

Traditionally, in any end of the world scenario, the emergence of a cure is a massively lauded moment.  ‘We’re saved!’, everyone will cry.  But he is even able to twist this idea and instead have the heroes realise how many of their friends they have killed over the years as opposed to finding a way to keep them alive in the hope that they’ll be able to bring them back.  It’s a small but powerful moment in an otherwise frantically paced book, and it humanises our heroes.

There’s a great focus on the Shadowpact in this issue – Constantine, Blue Devil, Zatanna, Detective Chimp, Ragman, Red Hood and Ravager.  Again, Taylor does some of his best work using ‘lesser’ characters.

Their fate in this issue of one of THE standout moments in comics this year.  It must have been so much fun for Trevor Hairsine to draw and he really does bring his A-game here.  As an aside, the art seems to get better with every issue.

It’s a moment that reminded me of the famous Star Wars line – ‘That’s no moon….’ and it may be the best use if Plastic Man in a modern comic book.

Overall, just an absolutely stellar issue (again) and DCEASED continues to be one of DC’s very best series.

(So please, can the UK release of DCEASED #3 and #4 be sorted as soon as possible, we need it!)

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RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OCTOBER’S PREVIEWS BOOKS – RELEASES DUE IN DECEMBER 2020 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/recommendations-from-octobers-previews-books-releases-due-in-december-2020 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/recommendations-from-octobers-previews-books-releases-due-in-december-2020#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 23:12:57 +0000 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/?p=105141 Each month, we like to go through the Previews Books, and pick out what we think are the titles not to be missed.  We will always do a podcast on our choices and we’ll also display them on the Previews Board in store as well. And now?  We will have a monthly article right here […]

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Each month, we like to go through the Previews Books, and pick out what we think are the titles not to be missed.  We will always do a podcast on our choices and we’ll also display them on the Previews Board in store as well.

And now?  We will have a monthly article right here on the website for you to have peek at.  For those who don’t know, the Comics Industry is built upon a Pre-Order System.  We will have the Previews Books sent to us, and then we place an order for upcoming titles Two Months in advance.

This big order is the only way to 100% guarantee that we can source specific books for our customers, so the earlier we receive preorders the better!

So if any of the following recommended titles appeal to you, do get in touch and let us know if you’d like them added to your pull list.  Don’t have a pull list?  Get in touch and we can guide you through it.  At Coffee & Heroes, we have no minimum or maximum books required in order to set up a pull list with us.  If it’s on your pull list then you’re guaranteed that title on release day and at cover price.

So allow us to guide you through the best of the best from the October 2020 Previews Books, due for release in December 2020!

Alan’s Picks of the Month

BATMAN / CATWOMAN #1

(W) Tom King (A) Clay Mann

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!

Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threatened by one of Batman’s lost loves; and the future, where the couple have a happy life and legacy-including their daughter Helena, the Batwoman. And as the story begins, after a long marriage, Bruce Wayne passes away-which frees Selina Kyle to settle an old score.

At every stage of their relationship, Bruce and Selina have an unwelcome chaperone: The Joker!

Oh, and that lost love of Bruce’s? It’s Andrea Beaumont-a.k.a. Phantasm. Just thought you’d want to know.

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE #1

(W) Various (A) Various

The iconic anthology series returns with a brand-new slate of comics’ most exciting and innovative storytellers to explore the Batman mythos in stark black-and-white!

In this debut issue:
•  James Tynion IV and Tradd Moore explore the world of Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins
•  J.H. Williams III returns to DC Comics for a trip through the Dark Knight’s history
•  Emma Rios explores the eternal struggle of the Dark Knight
•  Paul Dini and Andy Kubert pit Batman against an infestation of ninja Man-Bats in the Batcave
•  G. Willow Wilson and Greg Smallwood portray Batman in his strangest standoff ever with Killer Croc

With a lineup this strong and a cover by legendary Batman artist Greg Capullo, you won’t want to miss the start of this tremendous collection of Batman tales by some of comics’ top creators!

TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE – ALL ONE SHOTS

TFDM: Dark Nights Metal #1

(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing and Scott Snyder (A) Karl Mostert and Trevor Scott

In the event-defining epic Dark Nights: Metal, the Justice League defeated the vile Barbatos and his Dark Knights to save our universe from sinking into the abyss of the Dark Multiverse. But… what if they failed? What if Barbatos reigned victorious? Enter an alternate timeline where theDCU as you know it has been dragged down into the darkness. Witness the Justice League you once knew, hideously transformed into dragons who serve at the mercy of evil.

Duke Thomas, the Last Monitor, will have to seek out Nightwing and the few remaining survivors of the Metal event to assemble the Final Justice League in an attempt to save the Multiverse. Featuring a story by Dark Nights: Metal architect Scott Snyder, rising stars Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, and art by red-hot artist Karl Mostert, you won’t want to miss the biggest, loudest arena rock concert in the history of the DC Universe!

TFDM: War of the Gods #1

(W) Vita Ayala (A) Ariel Olivetti

The realms of the gods have been turned upside down and inside out, on the verge of engulfing Earth and its people. Only one hero stands to defend it: Wonder Woman! But that is another world and another story. Behold the mirror image of this tale taking place in the Dark Multiverse, with a Wonder Woman who is ready to destroy it all! Cursed by the evil goddess of magic, Hecate, our beloved Diana has become a weapon of vengeance ready to tear down any god or superhero that stands in her way. Will Earth and its heroes survive her might? Or are they doomed to worship the dark princess of the Amazons for the rest of eternity?!

(w) Steve Orlando (A) Mike Perkins

When the Anti-Monitor’s deadly grudge match with the Multiverse was finally foiled, there was only one Earth left! But which Earth? That was crucial to what would happen next. In one timeline, Earth-1’s Superman stopped the Superman of Earth-2 from going into final battle, but in the Dark Multiverse, it’s Jor-L of Earth-2 who survives, changing the landscape for all that follows!

When Surtur comes looking to crush all life, the beleaguered heroes jump into their next big battle, jumping from one Crisis to the next…but will the last days of the Justice Society of America play out differently if Green Lantern Alan Scott steps into the darkness?

KING SIZE CONAN #1

(W) Richard Thomas, Kurt Busiek, Chris Claremont, Kevin Eastman, Steven S. DeKnight (A) Steve McNiven, Pete Woods, Roberto de la Torre, Kevin Eastman, Jesus Saiz (CA) Andrew Robinson

BY CROM, YOU’VE NEVER SEEN A CELEBRATION LIKE THIS – MARKING 50 YEARS OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN IN COMICS!

Revelations, surprises and savage action prevail in the all-new KING-SIZE CONAN! In 1970, Roy Thomas brought CONAN THE BARBARIAN, a creation of author Robert E. Howard, to Marvel Comics. With art by the incomparable Barry Windsor-Smith, CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 introduced the Hyborian Age to a whole new audience, paving the way for decades of comics and Conan’s conquest of pop culture.

Now get ready to celebrate 50 years of CONAN with an oversize special spanning the breadth of Conan’s life and times by the most dazzling array of creative talent ever assembled in one book to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth!
Experience Roy Thomas and Steve McNiven’s all-new prelude to that original story from 1970!
Thrill to a tale of revenge by Kevin Eastman (co-creator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), writing and drawing his FIRST Marvel story!

Chris Claremont and Roberto de la Torre team up to unveil a turning point in Conan’s career as a mercenary!
Kurt Busiek and Pete Woods recount an early brush with sorcerous forces that will shape Conan’s destiny!
Conan and Bêlit sail together again for the first time since the 2019 relaunch, with Jes s Saiz illustrating the Marvel Comics maiden voyage of Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s DAREDEVIL writer/director/showrunner)!

The perfect introduction for new fans, and an essential adventure for die-hards, this is the can’t-miss CONAN comic of the decade!

RECKLESS HC

(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Jacob Phillips (A/CA) Sean Phillips

“Sex, drugs, and murder in 1980s Los Angeles… And the best new twist on paperback pulp heroes since The Punisher or Jack Reacher.

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the modern masters of crime noir, bring us the last thing anyone expected from them – a good guy. In a bold new series of original graphic novels, with three books releasing over the next year, each a full-length story that stands on its own.

Meet Ethan Reckless: Your trouble is his business, for the right price. But when a fugitive from his student radical days reaches out for help, Ethan must face the only thing he fears… his own past.

“Imagine Redford at his peak, ambling through sun-drenched, eighties L.A. in a serpentine plot that is equal parts Long Goodbye and Point Break. No one does crime fic like Brubaker and Phillips and their collaboration has never felt more new. Explosive. Vital. And yes… reckless. I love this book.”

– Damon Lindelof (Lost, HBO’s Watchmen)

“”Reckless is an absolute rush: on the same level as golden age Travis McGee novels and the hardest-hitting Richard Stark stories. This one comes at you as fast as Steve McQueen in a souped-up Mustang and as hard as Charles Bronson with a baseball bat. You gotta have it.””

– Joe Hill (Locke & Key, N0S4A2)

Look for book 2 in the Reckless series in April 2021!”

Vicki’s Picks of the Month

JINNY HEX SPECIAL #1

(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A) Gleb Melnikov

NEW-VILLAIN ALERT: THREE-EYED JACK!

Jinny Hex stars- in her first solo adventure-and she’s ready and raring to go! Bursting out of the pages of Young Justice, this fan-favorite gal is heading back home to take care of some unfinished business! Hoping to take some time off from Multiverse conflict, Jinny reconnects with some old friends and family. But that all goes out the window when a new foe called Three-Eyed Jack transports her town back to the Old West. Now it’s up to Jinny to face off with this super-powered gunslinger and save her town! But Jinny’s about to learn that some threats are closer to her heart than expected.

SKYWARD HC

(W) Joe Henderson (A) Antonio Fabela (A/CA) Lee Garbett

ADVANCE SOLICIT

One day, gravity on Earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it’s…well, it’s pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don’t jump too high. And maybe don’t get mixed up in your Dad’s secret plan to bring gravity back, which could get you killed…

SKYWARD HC collects all 15 issues of the Eisner Award-nominated series from writer JOE HENDERSON (showrunner of Netflix’s Lucifer) and artist LEE GARBETT (Captain Marvel: Last Avenger, Loki: Agent of Asgard). It also features a BRAND-NEW EPILOGUE with all-new art and story!

BYTE-SIZED #1

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Nelson Blake Iii (CA) Rahzzah

When two young siblings excitedly unwrap their final Christmas presents, they discover toy robots unlike anything they have ever seen. And with good reason. What the kids and their parents don’t know is that their quaint suburban home just became the beachhead for these self-aware ‘bots that have begun to explore the outside world. And when one of the ‘bots breaks bad, it’s going to take a Christmas miracle to stop him.

E-RATIC #1

(W) Kaare Andrews (A/CA) Kaare Andrews

You’re fifteen years old. You’re suddenly granted incredible powers. Cool, right? There’s only one problem: you can only use your powers for ten minutes at a time. What do you do when you have to save the world but you only have ten minutes to do it? This is the problem faced by Oliver Leif, a teenager who has just moved to a new town, and a new school, and is having a hard enough time navigating classes and his crush before the inter-dimensional monsters started showing up.

HOME SICK PILOTS #1

(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Caspar Wijngaard

The team behind LIMBO, DAN WATTERS (Lucifer, COFFIN BOUND) and CASPAR WIJNGAARD (Star Wars, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt), launch a brand-new ONGOING SERIES.

In the summer of 1994, a haunted house walks across California. Inside is Ami, lead singer of a high school punk band-who’s been missing for weeks. How did she get there, and what do these ghosts want? Expect three-chord songs and big bloody action that’s Power Rangers meets The Shining (yes, really).

Keith’s Picks of the Month

KING IN BLACK #1

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman

DARKNESS REIGNS!

After a campaign across the galaxy, Knull’s death march arrives to Earth and, worse yet, he hasn’t come alone! With an army of hundreds of thousands of symbiote dragons at his command, the King in Black is a force unlike any Earth’s heroes have ever faced. EDDIE BROCK, A.K.A. VENOM has seen firsthand the chaos that even one of Knull’s symbiotic monsters can wreak – will he survive an encounter with the God of the Abyss himself?

From Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, Frank Martin and VC’s Clayton Cowles comes the definitive chapter in their two-year-long VENOM saga that changed everything you thought you knew about symbiotes!

S.W.O.R.D. #1

(W) Al Ewing (A) Valerio Schitti

ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MUTANTKIND!
The Mutant nation of Krakoa has quickly become a major force on the world stage… but why stop there? Krakoa has relaunched the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate – a fully independent organization dealing with all things extra-terrestrial on behalf of all of Earth. Al Ewing and Valerio Schitti, the team behind EMPYRE, bring us the tale of Mutantkind looking to do for the galaxy what Krakoa did for the planet.

GHOST RIDER: RETURN OF VENGEANCE #1

(W) Howard Mackie (A) Javier Saltares (CA) Ryan Stegman

THE ONE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR – THE RETURN OF VENGEANCE!
MICHAEL BADILINO was a bad dude in life…and that landed him in Hell. But not just any old rung of Hell, a layer so deep it’s reserved for those special enemies of Hell – one where a former SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE may suffer for all eternity! But eternity is too long to keep down the one who takes the name of VENGEANCE!
Fan-favorite GHOST RIDER creators Howard Mackie and Javier Saltares return to the saga of the Spirits of Vengeance in an all-new tale as Vengeance brings his own brand of hellfire back to the Marvel Universe!

BLADE RUNNER 2029 #1

(W) Michael Green, Mike Johnson (A) Andres Guinaldo, Peach Momoko

The first comic to tell original, in canon stories set in the Blade Runner universe returns!  It is 2029 and Blade Runner Ash continues to hunt the streets of the rain soaked dystopian world of Los Angeles for renegade Replicants, but this time she’s trying to protect as many as she can find.

Written by Academy award nominated screenwriter MICHAEL GREEN(Blade Runner 2049) and co-writer MIKE JOHNSON (Supergirl)!

GENERATION SHATTERED #1

(W) Dan Jurgens, Robert Venditti (A) Paul Pelletier, Aaron Lopresti

A threat of cosmic proportion to DC’s newest (and oldest) universe compels one of the most unusual groups of heroes ever assembled to take on the most mysterious foe they have ever encountered. What started in Detective Comics #1027 explodes out of Dark Nights: Death Metal to tell the story of the generations-spanning history of the DC Universe! Join the original Batman, Kamandi, Starfire, Sinestro, Booster Gold, Dr. Light, Steel, and Sinestro in their quest to save the universe before time runs out…

Roddy’s Picks of the Week

POST YORK TP

(W) James Romberger (A/CA) James Romberger

The polar ice caps have melted, and New York City is flooded beyond recognition. An independent loner, along with his cat and only friend, struggles to live another day in this makeshift community, populated mostly by outsiders like himself while the depraved elite thrive ruthlessly on the outskirts. But his world is disrupted when he encounters both a mysterious woman and a trapped blue whale. Will they be each other’s salvation. . . or destruction?

Experimentally told and unequivocally told, Post York contains bonus materials including an environmental fact sheet, afterword, full-color art section, and more.

James Romberger is a cartoonist, fine artist and artist of the graphic novels 7 Miles a Second, The Late Child and Other Animals, Bronx Kill and Aaron and Ahmed.

“James Romberger . . . is in the highest horror-comics tradition” – The New York Times Book Review

THE PICTURE OF EVERYTHING ELSE #1

(W) Dan Watters (A) Kishore Mohan

As the 20th century dawns, art promises to change the world…and steep it in blood. A rash of impossible killings sweep through Paris, tearing the rich and beautiful apart in their beds. When two art thieves stumble upon the portraits of the victims damaged in the exact same manner they died, it appears the man who once painted the immortal portrait of Dorian Gray has returned-with darker plans for future works. From the minds of Dan Watters (Coffin Bound, Lucifer, Deep Roots) and Kishore Mohan comes a haunting balance of depravity and beauty.

POST AMERICANA #1

(W & A) Steve Skroce (C) Dave Stewart (CA) Steve Skroce

From MAESTROS creator, WE STAND ON GUARD co-creator, and The Matrix storyboard artist STEVE SKROCE with coloring by Eisner Award-winning DAVE STEWART.

The Cheyanne mountain installation, aka The BUBBLE, is the most sophisticated super bunker in the world. It was built to ensure the survival of America’s executive branch of government and its most important citizens, should the unthinkable happen. When the world ended, the executive branch failed to reach the sanctuary, but the elite citizenry did. Eighty years later, one of their own has named himself the new President of the United States. His plan? Subjugate the survivors of the American Wasteland using the same bunker resources meant to rebuild it. The only thing standing in their way is a deadly Wasteland girl, hellbent on revenge!

STEALTH TP VOL 1

(W) Mike Costa (A) Nate Bellegarde, Tamra Bonvillain (CA) Jason Howard

For decades, Stealth has waged war on crime in Detroit, but now he’s taken his pursuit of justice too far. Only reporter Tony Barber knows that behind Stealth’s reckless behavior is an older man battling Alzheimer’s-his father. A father unwilling to accept that he’s no longer the hero this city needs…with enemies all too eager to force his retirement.

Created by ROBERT KIRKMAN and MARC SILVESTRI, STEALTH is an action-packed series, perfect for readers who enjoy Black Panther and Iron Man.

Collects STEALTH #1-6

TRAVELERS HC

(W) Kimberly Power (A/CA) Aron Wiesenfeld

Aron Wiesenfeld, a former WildStorm artist, has been creating works of fine art since the early 2000’s. Travelers is a selected collection of his latest pieces.

“Wiesenfeld’s paintings are rife with deeply hidden allegory and art historical references, spanning from Byzantine tapestries to the 19th century movements of Tonalism (with a wink and nod to Whistler’s nocturnes) and landscapes influenced by the German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. He traverses the realms of narrative painting like a 21st century time traveler, taking us along on his journey, so that we all become companions on his voyage of artistic discovery.”

And there ends our August PREVIEWS books recommendations!  Once again, should anything appeal to you, please do get in touch!

Don’t forget, you can find our Previews Podcast at this link if you would like a little more info –

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We are absolutely delighted to be able to offer CGC submission services at Coffee & Heroes.  You can drop your raw books into us, and we’ll take care of the rest!

CGC Grading is more popular than it’s ever been, with both collectors and investors seeing it as the best way to safeguard their comics in the long term.  Here are some of the reasons to use CGC services.​

  • The comic will be protected against any further wear and tear, and the grade it is assigned, is the grade it will stay unless the casing is tampered with.
  • CGC cases will display your comic in a neat casing, perfect for display.
  • It is possible that grading will significantly improve the value of your comic.
  • CGC is a worldwide recognised standard of quality, and will improve any chances of reselling in the future.
  • Grading is becoming more and more popular amongst collectors worldwide.

COMIC GRADING SERVICES AT COFFEE & HEROES

  • MODERN (1975 – Present) – £33 per title (up to £150 value)
  • VALUE (Printed prior to 1975) – £40 per title (up to £150 value)
  • ECONOMY (any era) – £50 per title (up to £300 value)
  • STANDARD (any era) – £80 per title (up to £750 value)
  • EXPRESS (any era) – £120 per title (up to £3500 value)

All prices include handling fees and return postage to the store for collection.

We have worked exceptionally hard to keep the pricing as low as possible.  We will always send off comics in batches of 25, in a bid to keep the shipping costs as low as possible, and therefore pass that saving onto the customer.

Please note that we cannot guarantee any grades in advance, nor are we responsible for the grading process itself.  We can always offer advice and speculate on the condition of individual items, but this is personal opinion and is not necessarily shared by CGC graders.

When dropping titles to us, we would ask that 50% of the fees are paid up front, and the reminder paid when the CGC comics have been returned to us and are picked up.

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RECOMMENDATIONS FROM SEPTEMBER’S PREVIEWS BOOK – RELEASES DUE IN NOVEMBER 2020 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/recommendations-from-septembers-previews-book-releases-due-in-november-2020 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/recommendations-from-septembers-previews-book-releases-due-in-november-2020#respond Sat, 12 Sep 2020 15:53:56 +0000 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/?p=105096 Each month, we like to go through the Previews Books, and pick out what we think are the titles not to be missed.  We will always do a podcast on our choices and we’ll also display them on the Previews Board in store as well. And now?  We will have a monthly article right here […]

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Each month, we like to go through the Previews Books, and pick out what we think are the titles not to be missed.  We will always do a podcast on our choices and we’ll also display them on the Previews Board in store as well.

And now?  We will have a monthly article right here on the website for you to have peek at.  For those who don’t know, the Comics Industry is built upon a Pre-Order System.  We will have the Previews Books sent to us, and then we place an order for upcoming titles Two Months in advance.

This big order is the only way to 100% guarantee that we can source specific books for our customers, so the earlier we receive preorders the better!

So if any of the following recommended titles appeal to you, do get in touch and let us know if you’d like them added to your pull list.  Don’t have a pull list?  Get in touch and we can guide you through it.  At Coffee & Heroes, we have no minimum or maximum books required in order to set up a pull list with us.  If it’s on your pull list then you’re guaranteed that title on release day and at cover price.

So allow us to guide you through the best of the best from the September 2020 Previews Books, due for release in November 2020!

Alan’s Picks of the Month

TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: HUSH #1

(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Dexter Soy

Following the smash success of last year’s Tales from the Dark Multiverse series, DC returns with five new tales that explore dark, twisted timelines spinning out some of DC’s most iconic stories. It begins with the story that kicked off the modern era for Batman…”Hush”! The landmark story introduced Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend Tommy Elliot as he tried to destroy the Dark Knight…but what if Tommy had ruined Bruce’s life when they were children?
Tommy Elliot grew up to be the Dark Prince of Gotham City with the help of Talia al Ghul, Oswald Cobblepot, Harvey Dent, and Jason Todd! But vengeance is coming in the form of Batman the Silenced…who will tear Tommy’s life apart! Written by rising star Phillip Kennedy Johnson (The Last God) with jaw-dropping artwork from Dexter Soy (Batman and the Outsiders)!

TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: FLASHPOINT #1

(W & A) Bryan Hitch

Spinning out of the events of a world where a single choice by the Flash affected the entire DC Universe, find out what would have happened if Barry Allen had not put things right. In a world where the Flashpoint reality was never undone, where Thomas Wayne still haunts Gotham City as the Batman, and the Amazonian and Atlantean armies still prepare for war, will the Reverse-Flash embrace this darker, deadlier world and finally eclipse Barry Allen’s legacy?

PUNCHLINE #1

(W) James Tynion IV & Sam Johns (A) Mirka Andolfo

Spinning out of the pages of “The Joker War” comes the first solo book starring the blockbuster new character Punchline. As she faces the consequences for her role in “The Joker War,” the story of how Alexis Kaye became Punchline will take Leslie Thompkins, Harper Row, and Cullen Row on a harrowing journey that reveals a fringe teenager’s radicalization to the ideology of a madman. It’s a terrifying tale so big it demanded an oversize special issue!

THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #1

(W) John Ridley (A) Alex Dos Diaz

Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) examines the mythology of the DC Universe in this compelling new miniseries that reframes iconic moments of DC history and charts a previously unexplored sociopolitical thread as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups.
This unique new series presents its story as prose by Ridley married with beautifully realized illustrations by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi. Issue #1 follows the story of Jefferson Pierce, the man who will one day become Black Lightning, as he makes his way from being a young track star to a teacher and, ultimately, to his role as a hero. Future issues focus on characters such as Karen and Mal Duncan, Tatsu Yamashiro, and Renee Montoya.
Extensively researched and masterfully executed, The Other History of the DC Universe promises to be an experience unlike any other. You may think you know the history of the DC Universe…but the truth is far more complex. The Other History of the DC Universe isn’t about saving the world-it’s about having the strength to simply be who you are.

LOCKE & KEY / SANDMAN: HELL & GONE #1

(W) Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez

If you think you can unlock the gates of Hell and just invite yourself in, you must be Dreaming!
The epic crossover between two of the most beloved fantasy universes in comics begins here. John “Jack” Locke is ten years dead, but that hasn’t stopped him from posting the occasional letter home… from Hell. Now Mary Locke will do anything to save her brother’s soul, including cut a deal with Roderick Burgess-the most evil man in England-to search for answers in the House of Mystery and risk the walking nightmare known as the Corinthian to find help in a disintegrating Kingdom of Dreams!

CROSSOVER #1

(W) Donny Cates (A) Dee Cunniffe (CA) Dave Stuart (A/CA) Geoff Shaw

The creative powerhouses behind the bestselling, critically acclaimed GOD COUNTRY, Thanos Wins, and REDNECK returns for the biggest launch of the year.
Imagine everything you thought was fantasy…was real. And now join us, in a world where reality is dead…and anything is possible…

Vicki’s Picks of the Month

WOLVERINE: BLACK, WHITE & BLOOD #1

(W) Gerry Duggan, Declan Shalvey, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Declan Shalvey, Joshua Cassara (A/CA) Adam Kubert

TOP MARVEL TALENT SINK THEIR CLAWS INTO ALL-NEW WOLVERINE TALES AND THEY’RE BLOODIER THAN EVER!  LOGAN. PATCH. WEAPON X. WOLVERINE. The mysterious mutant has gone by many names and lived many different lives.  Now, experience ALL-NEW untold tales of the best there is through the lens of an all-star cast of creators, in the unadulterated black and white format (with a healthy splash of blood red all over)!
Return to the Weapon X program with Gerry Duggan and Adam Kubert, and a new revelation from Wolverine’s shattered memories.  Join Matthew Rosenberg and Joshua Cassara on an explosive deep-cover spy mission from Wolverine’s association with NICK FURY.  Head into the wilds with writer/artist Declan Shalvey as Logan finds himself in the crossfire of a deadly trap!  This is the one you’ve been waiting for, bub.

YEAR ZERO, VOL. 2 #1

(W) Ben Percy (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) Kaare Andrews

Upshot’s hit series Year Zero returns with four new harrowing tales of survival from around a post apocalyptic world: A grizzled Norwegian sea captain and her two young grandchildren navigate an ocean teeming with undead while eluding the relentless pirates on their trail. A Colombian cartel boss indulges all of his most sadistic whims unaware that a threat far greater than zombies is headed toward his jungle fortress. A Rwandan doctor must overcome the crippling fear that has plagued him all his life as he stumbles through the African bush. And a pregnant woman barricaded in an American big box store discovers that the greatest threat to her life – and her unborn child’s – might not be undead.
Benjamin Percy (Wolverine, X-Force) once again pens this global look at the zombie apocalypse, now joined by artist Juan Jose Ryp (Britannia) and colorist Frank Martin (Infinity Wars).

ORIGINS #1

(W) Clay Chapman (A/CA) Jakub Rebelka

* A thousand years after humans are killed off by artificial intelligence, one man is brought back to life – David Adams, who created the technology that destroyed his people.
* Now with the help of the android Chloe who revived him, David will try to restore humanity – and stop the AI overlords he created.
* David embarks on the greatest battle of his life, seeking redemption while also discovering if humanity can – or should – have any kind of future.
* A new sci-fi epic for fans of Little Bird and Descender from acclaimed writer Clay McLeod Chapman (Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety) and illustrator Jakub Rebelka (Judas), based on a concept by Arash Amel (A Private War), Joseph Oxford (Me + Her), and Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline).

KICK-ASS vs HIT-GIRL #1

(W) Steve Niles (A) Marcelo Frusin (CA) Andre Araujo

NEW STORY ARC! It’s KICK-ASS versus HIT-GIRL. Old allies become enemies when Mindy screeches into Albuquerque to kill the imposter who’s been running gangs in New Mexico. And as Hit-Girl sets out to avenge Dave and stop Kick-Ass’ criminal operations for good, Patience fights to survive as the target of the best assassin in the biz-and questions whether she could ever kill a child to save her own life.

MIRKA ANDOLFO’S MERCY TP

(W) Mirka Andolfo (A) Mirka Andolfo (CA) Artgerm

MERCY, a goth-inspired, Victorian monster series explores topics of “otherness,” damnation and redemption, and what it means to be a monster in a horror graphic novel perfect for fans of Penny Dreadful, Crimson Peak, The Alienist, Parasol Protectorate, and Dark Shadows.
This new graphic novel by acclaimed creator MIRKA ANDOLFO (UNNATURAL) is a gothic horror tale where mysteries and unspeakable sins are blended together in a unique and sensual way.
Washington State, late nineteenth century. During the frenzied historical era commonly known as the Klondike Gold Rush, a mysterious woman arrives in Woodsburgh, a small mining town close to the Canadian border.
It’s been a few years since the Swanson mine was closed following the terrible accident that claimed the lives of so many men and women, including the owner’s and the city it’s still struggling in search for a new place on the map of the country.
Elegant and extraordinarily wealthy, Lady Hellaine arrives in the city accompanied by her faithful butler Goodwill and settles in one of the most luxurious mansions in town. A lifestyle that contrasts sharply with that of the majority of the population, forced to choose between humble crafts and illegal activities.
No one is aware of the reasons that led such a classy lady to move from Seattle to the small village, but her arrival certainly did not go unnoticed. Especially in the eyes of Lady Swanson, widow of the late mine owner and leading figure of the local bourgeoisie. Lady Hellaine’s plans will bring her on a collision course with the powerful Lady Swanson, who, for reasons not entirely rational, distrusts the newcomer.

Meanwhile, the streets and surroundings of Woodsburgh are flooded in blood: a heinous creature is killing incautious citizens, wreaking havoc on their bodies. Enough to induce local authorities to impose a strict curfew after sunset.
And with the falling of the first snow, the “Woodsburgh Devil”‘s fury seems to have even increased. What’s the connection, if any, between this disturbing presence and the ivory-skinned stranger?
Who is Lady Hellaine, really? And what’s her secret agenda?

Collects MIRKA ANDOLFO’S MERCY #1-6

Keith’s Picks of the Month

ETERNALS #1

(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Esad Ribic

NEVER DIE. NEVER WIN. ETERNALS.
What’s the point of an eternal battle?
For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we’d be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares.
But today, Eternals face something new: change. Can they – or anyone on Earth – survive their discovery?
From the thought provoking minds of Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Uncanny X-Men, Thor) and Esad Ribi? (Secret Wars, King Thor) comes a new vision of the classic Marvel mythology!

U.S. AGENT #1

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Stefano Landini (CA) Marco Checchetto

CHRISTOPHER PRIEST & STEFANO LANDINI BRING BACK THE SUPER-SOLDIER YOU LOVE TO HATE!
“American Zealot” Chapter 1 of 5: John Walker, the former Super Patriot, has been stripped of his official USAgent status and is now operating as an independent government contractor protecting government covert interests. His latest protection detail draws him into a conflict between a small town and the corporate giant trying to destroy it. John acquires a new partner and new enemy along the way while being haunted by ghosts from his past and confronting challenges to his future.

MIGHTY MORPHIN’ #1

(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Marco Renna (CA) In-Hyuk Lee

* Two New Series, Two New Teams – The UNLIMITED POWER Era Begins HERE- but who is the NEW Green Ranger and are they friend… or foe?
* Superstar writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and rising star artist Marco Renna send the Mighty Morphin team on a collision course with an even deadlier Lord Zedd, who has a new mission and a new motivation – one that will change everything you thought you knew about our heroes!
* But even if the Mighty Morphin team can all find a way to survive Zedd and their mysterious new enemies, they may discover the greatest threat to their future is the shocking secret of Zordon’s past!
* The next big epic begins here, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.

POWER RANGERS #1

(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Matteo Scalera

* Two New Series, Two New Teams – The UNLIMITED POWER Era Begins HERE – And Only Lord Drakkon, Their Greatest Enemy, Can Save Them!
* Superstar writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and fan favorite artist Francesco Mortarino (Go Go Power Rangers) reveal a new cosmic threat that only the original Power Rangers, now known as the Omega Rangers – Jason, Trini and Zack – can hope to defeat!
* But their secret weapon is… the villainous Lord Drakkon?!
* Zordon forbids the Omega Rangers from contacting Drakkon, so if they want to save the universe then they’ll have to go rogue – and go up against their Mighty Morphin allies.
* The next big Power Rangers epic begins here, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.

MISKATONIC #1

(W) Mark Sable (A) Giorgio Pontrelli (CA) Jeremy Haun, Nick Filardi

Miskatonic Valley holds many mysteries – cultists worshipping old gods, a doctor deadset on resurrecting the recently deceased, a house overrun by rats in the walls – but none more recent than a series of bombings targeting the Valley’s elite.
These horrors reach a breaking point when the brilliant, hard-nosed investigator Miranda Keller is sent to stop the bombings. To J. Edgar Hoover, there can be no other explanation than those responsible for similar actions during the Red Scare of the 1920s…but when Miranda digs too deep, she uncovers an unimaginable occult conspiracy, one that may cost Miranda her job – and her sanity.
From writer Mark Sable (GODKILLERS, Graveyard of Empires) and artist Giorgio Pontrelli (Dylan Dog), MISKATONIC is a mix of historical crime fiction and Lovecraftian-horror that dives deep into the American nightmare.

HILBILLY: TREACHEROUS TREASON OF TWELVE TOE MAGGIE #1

(W) Eric Powell (A/CA) Eric Powell

There are many tales of Rondel the wandering hillbilly, and this is the next one! Some years after the great witch war, Rondel finds himself in an uncomfortable situation… in the service of his former captor, Twelve-Toe Maggie. Now Rondel has to figure out how to keep his word and take the head off of the twelve toed witch with the Devil’s Cleaver at the same time!

Roddy’s Picks of the Month

FRANK AT HOME AT THE FARM #1

(W) Jordan Thomas (A) Clark Bint

Frank returns from the trenches of World War I expecting to be greeted by his loving family on their farm. What he finds instead is a dark mystery, his family missing, and only the animals there waiting for him. This sets in motion a terrifying and horrific turn of events as Frank begins his desperate search for his missing kin in a tale that is equal parts The Shining and Twin Peaks.

SEA OF SORROWS #1

(W) Rich Douek (A/CA) Alex Cormack

Deep sea adventure with a horrific twist! From the creative team behind last year’s hit horror series, ROAD OF BONES, comes an all-new tale of bone-chilling terror!
In the aftermath of the Great War, the North Atlantic is ripe for plunder by independent salvage crews. When a former naval officer hires the SS Vagabond, he leads the ship to a sunken U-boat, and a fortune in gold. Tensions mount as the crew prepares to double cross each other, but the darkness of the ocean floor holds deeper terrors than any of them have bargained for!
Plunge headfirst into the icy waters of dread with another historic tale of terror from writer Rich Douek, and artist Alex Cormack.

A GIRL WALKS HOME AT NIGHT #1

(W) Ana Lily Amirpour (A/CA) Michael DeWeese

Written by the director of the film of the same name rated 96% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness where a lonely vampire, The Girl, stalks the town’s most unsavory inhabitants.

SWEET TOOTH: THE RETURN #1

(W & A) Jeff Lemire (C) Jose Villarubia

Once upon a time there was a little boy named Gus. He had antlers and lived with his father in a little cabin in the woods. Then his father died, and the big man with cold eyes took Gus away. Gus went on many great adventures, found friends, love, happiness, family, and acceptance.
Now, years later…it begins again. A young boy with antlers and deer-like feature wakes in a bizarre and completely foreign world where the last humans struggle to survive. They tell the boy he is special, he is chosen, and that he alone can lead them back to a world dominated by the oppressive Hybrids.
Sweet Tooth: The Return is no re-hash of the original series, but rather a bold re-imagining of the Sweet Tooth mythology; taking elements of the original series and remixing them into something familiar, but totally new. A divided world. A planet long ago past the point of devastation. And at the center of it all, a child who didn’t ask to be born into any of this, but who has no choice but to try and forge some life for himself. His visions and dreams may not be real at all…they may just be fiction. But they are hope. And sometimes hope is enough.
Acclaimed writer/artist Jeff Lemire reunites with colorist José Villarubia to bring you the next chapter in the saga of DC’s acclaimed series Sweet Tooth!

MARVEL VOICES: INDIGENOUS VOICES #1

(W) Jeffrey Veregge, More, Rebecca Roanhorse (A) Jeffrey Veregge, Weshoyot Alvitre, More (CA) Jim Terry

MARVEL CELEBRATES INDIGENOUS HISTORY WITH A STAR-STUDDED SPECIAL!
Today’s hottest Native American and Indigenous talent make their Marvel Comics debuts with a collection of super-charged stories as Marvel celebrates National Native American Heritage Month! Celebrated writer and artist Jeffrey Veregge explores the legacy of Marvel’s incredible cast of Indigenous characters! Hugo, Nebula, and Locus-award winning Black/Ohkay Owingeh writer Rebecca Roanhorse and Tongva artist Weshoyot Alvitre tell an Echo tale like none you’ve heard before. Geoscientist and Lipan Apache writer Darcie Little Badger joins acclaimed Whitefish Lake First Nation artist Kyle Charles for a Dani Moonstar story that’s out of this world! And Bram Stoker-winning horror writer Stephen Graham Jones of the Blackfeet Nation teams up with Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation artist David Cutler to revisit one of the darkest spots of X-Men history!

And there ends our August PREVIEWS books recommendations!  Once again, should anything appeal to you, please do get in touch!

Don’t forget, you can find our Previews Podcast at this link if you would like a little more info – https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/podcasts/101-previews-show-september-book-for-november-2020-releases

 

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Minor Spoilers ahead.

It may have taken a long time to get here but after several delays (which included at one point being wiped from Disney’s release schedule entirely) The New Mutants opened this past Friday in theatres, so was it worth the wait?

This movie goer says yes, it was worth the wait however it arrived at the wrong time. The world is still caught up in the ongoing success of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet which keeps surpassing expectations seemingly every day in how well it’s performing in the current climate, however it’s nice to see something Marvel related back on the big screen after Black Widow got the boot from May until late October.

The story of The New Mutants follows Danielle Moonstar, your typical teenage girl who is abruptly wakened by her father when their small town comes under attack from an unknown force. Together they flee into the nearby woods where Danielle is rendered unconscious after falling down an embankment.

She awakens to find herself in a lone hospital ward where the voice of a woman named Dr Reyes greets her and informs her of why she’s here. Throughout the course of the film we’re introduced to the other mutants currently housed at the facility, including Anya Taylor Joy’s Illyana Rasputin (known as Magik in the comics, sister of the X-Men’s Colossus) and Maisie Williams Rahne Sinclair who has the ability to morph into a wolf. Rounding out the misfits is Sam Guthrie who can launch himself through the air at breakneck speeds and Roberto Da Costa who’s like a knock off Human Torch.

Whilst trying to coexist, the gang are thrown into aligning with one another when each of the teens darkest fears starts to manifest itself and seep into their reality, forcing them to fight for their survival.

This is a film that’s an amalgamation of several genres (soppy teen drama, psychological thriller and horror) and once it makes it past the opening it comes into its own and is a welcome addition as a spin off from the main X-Men series, especially with an awarded 15 age rating certificate which gives it that little bit more breathing room to be darker.

The only criticism I have with this film is its length, having waited so long for it like so many others it feels too short and it’s a shame we’ll never get the trilogy like director Josh Boone had hoped for. Awe well, was certainly a fun flick and we’ve still the main women’s arrival to wait for – DC’s Wonder Woman 1984 and Marvel’s Black Widow both coming in October.

– James

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Commanders in Crisis – An Advanced Review https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/commanders-in-crisis-an-advanced-review https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/commanders-in-crisis-an-advanced-review#respond Wed, 09 Sep 2020 08:37:42 +0000 https://www.coffeeandheroes.com/?p=104986 Commanders in Crisis is Steve Orlando’s (Doom Patrol: Milk Wars, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman) first independently launched comic series since 2015. Co-Created by artist Davide Tinto (Marvel Action Spider-Man), Commanders in Crisis as per Image Comics Solicitations involves the last survivors of the Multiverse living amongst us under new, super heroic identities, five survivors of […]

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Commanders in Crisis is Steve Orlando’s (Doom Patrol: Milk Wars, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman) first independently launched comic series since 2015. Co-Created by artist Davide Tinto (Marvel Action Spider-Man), Commanders in Crisis as per Image Comics Solicitations involves the last survivors of the Multiverse living amongst us under new, super heroic identities, five survivors of doomed worlds taking a second chance to ensure that our world lives on. These five survivors form Crisis Command, our newest, strangest, and unique superhero team tasked with solving a murder unlike any other – compassion itself; ideacide as proclaimed by Orlando!

Commanders in Crisis begins with an introduction from Dan Didio (yes, that Dan Didio, the former co-publisher of DC Comics!), which if you were sceptical in any way whatsoever about this book, Didio puts said scepticism at ease and generates excitement and eagerness to get reading. From the onset there is said murder, and an abundance of characters and settings are introduced including a glorious two-page splash spread of members of Crisis Command. Though this abundance of introductions is not underwhelming. Unfortunately, when reading the advanced review copy on both my laptop and mobile it is split into two separate stacked pages, though this two-page splash spread is enough to get anyone hooked on Tinto’s artwork and I look forward to seeing it within the physical copy as it is intended. 

It is by no means a simple task to introduce a new superhero book in this day and age let alone try to introduce a new superhero team book, just look at DC’s previous attempts within their Age of Heroes lines, but the beauty of Image Comics being an independent company allows the incredibly talented Orlando the freedom to breath life into one of the best superhero teams I’ve encountered in comics, period. Personally, one of the most interesting and best things about Crisis Command is their diversity and how hope inspiring it is for younger readers to see superheroes similar to themselves and who they can relate with to an extent, unless said younger readers have superpowers!

What I love about Commanders in Crisis #1 is how fast paced it is and how it constantly throws new bold concepts and ideas at the reader page after page and only slows to deliver that final page cliff hanger that we are all accustomed to and love within comics. Trust me, you will immediately want Commanders in Crisis #2 after reading this issue though thankfully there is a serious re-readable quality to this issue and how it can be read over and over to fill that void in between issues. 

At Coffee & Heroes everyone is encouraged to follow creators as well as characters and Commanders in Crisis without a doubt contains Orlando’s acclaimed action, adventure, humour, heart and so much more brought to life through Fabio Amelia’s lettering with artwork from Tinto, beautiful colours from Francesca Carotenuto and design from Fabrizio Verrocchi. There is a host of incredibly talented variant cover artists involved as well from Stjephan Sejic to Mirka Andolfo! For fans of Doom PatrolMidnighterUmbrella Academy and action adventure, science fiction and murder mystery genres, do not miss Commanders in Crisis and be sure to order a copy from Coffee & Heroes or your local comic store using the relevant order codes below based on your cover choice!

Cover A – Davide Tinto AUG200037
Cover B – Stjepan Sejic AUG200038
Cover C – Peach Momoko AUG200039
Cover D – Maika Sozo AUG200040
Cover E – David Talaski AUG200041
Cover F – Emanuela Lupacchino AUG200042
Cover G – Mirka Andolfo AUG200043
Cover H – Blank AUG200044

AND! If issue #1 reaches 40k copies, Steve Orlando will pose for a celebrative photo variant cover (of which people on social media will pick the pose) and at 60k copies he will post for a shirtless photo variant cover!

Final Order Cut Off 21/09/2020 Release Date 14/10/2020 

– Stephen Young

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