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New Releases – 5th October 2022

New releases are here! This week includes the Spider-Verse, a horror theme park, sugar-coated horror, the wrath of the Great Old Ones, the return of Miracleman, Gotham City’s origins, forgotten film footage, epic fantasy journeys, time travel murder missions, child vampires, ghost trains, escape room advent calendars, new D&D adventures for beginners, visual crime solving, and even more! Check out the highlights below.

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Two of the most legendary Spidey-Creators are working together on Spider-Man for the first time – you know it’s going to be one for the record books!

SPIDER-MAN #1

(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Mark Bagley

“The End of the Spider-Verse” is here!

Morlun is back and he is not alone. Allied with one of the most powerful beings known to the Spider-Verse, the scariest Spider-Villain of all time is making his biggest play and no Spider is safe. Especially not the Chosen Spider himself, Peter Parker.

With Peter working for Norman Osborn and using a glider… does he have it coming?

Rated T


DARK RIDE #1

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas (VCA) Martin Morazzo

Devil Land has been the world’s premiere horror-themed amusement park for over 50 years, home to the scariest ride ever created – The Devil’s Due.? 

But when lifelong fan Owen Seasons begins his first day on the job, he will discover the true horrors happening behind the scenes, the truth about the park’s reclusive creator Arthur Dante, and that the job of his dreams might just be a living nightmare.

Joshua Williamson (Batman, Nailbiter) and Andrei Bressan (BIRTHRIGHT) reunite for a thrilling plunge into murder, mayhem, and sinister family secrets in this all-new Skybound original series.


SWEETIE CANDY VIGILANTE #1

(W) Suzanne Cafiero (A/CA) Jeff Zornow (VCA) Josh Howard

Sweetie Candy Vigilante is a honey-dipped, dark-humor infused horror/fantasy that tells the tale of Sweetie, an ethereal, beautiful, charming, well-meaning (yet unquestionably unhinged) blood relative of the mythological “candy man”… you know, the dude that takes the sunrise and sprinkles it with dew? Yeah – that guy. Dismayed by the blight and decay of her community, Sweetie is hell-bent on enacting a blood-caked, sugar-coated manifesto on society by utilizing her other-worldly powers and proprietary family secrets in her quest to make the world a “sweeter” place. She’s starting brick-by-brick in her hometown, New York City.

In issue #1, on a snowy, icy night, Sweetie pays a visit to a NYC landmark sweet shop known as the Ice Cream Bunny, hoping to find its namesake at the helm. To her dismay, she finds the shop transformed from its once sugary splendor to a salty den of iniquity. The once-beloved store is now a front for a notorious crime syndicate, and they’re not very nice at all. Sweetie uses her captivating persona and unassuming confectionary weapons to tear the place, and its gang of thugs, limb from limb – as the first step to restoring its former glory. All the while enjoying a dynamic punk rendering of the Archies’ pop classic “Sugar, Sugar” on the jukebox, as heads roll – literally.

This issue includes a download code for a free pop-rockin’ MP3 of “Sugar, Sugar,” performed by Osaka Popstar (as featured in the issue) so you can listen along while Sweetie kicks butt!

Will Sweetie find any good eggs among the clientele of the Ice Cream Bunny? Who exactly is the Ice Cream Bunny? Who is Sweetie’s oversized Gummee hench-bear? This issue has it all: Blood, guts, and a sugar rush! It’s all going down in the debut issue of “Sweetie Candy Vigilante.” Isn’t that nice? 


3KEYS #1 (OF 5) 

(W) David Messina (A/CA) David Messina

Did the inhabitants of another dimension flee into our reality to save themselves from the terrible wrath of the Great Old Ones…or to help prepare us for a final devastating invasion? And what if humanity’s only chance against these Great Old Ones is an impetuous, mischievous young woman and her sardonic, furry, and surprisingly violent mentor? 

All questions are asked and answered in this five-part introduction to writer and artist DAVID MESSINA’s epic, apocalyptic universe, featuring 27 full story pages!


MIRACLEMAN #0

(W) Neil Gaiman, Various (A) Mark Buckingham, Various (CA) Alan Davis

Forty years ago, Miracleman’s modern era began and changed the world of comics as we know it.

Now, on the cusp of a new era of Miracleman, we celebrate all things Kimota with a who’s who of the best talent in the industry!

Plus, Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham set up this issue and their return to MIRACLEMAN: THE SILVER AGE!

Rated T+


GOTHAM CITY YEAR ONE #1 (OF 6)

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur

There once was a shining city on the water, a home for families, hope, and prosperity. It was Gotham and it was glorious.

The story of its fall from grace, the legend that would birth the Bat, has remained untold for 80 years. That’s about to change.

Superstar creators Tom King and Phil Hester team up for the first time to tell the definitive origin of Gotham City: how it became the cesspool of violence and corruption it is today, and how it harbored and then unleashed the sin that led to the rise of the Dark Knight.

Two generations before Batman, private investigator Slam Bradley gets tangled in the “kidnapping of the century” as the infant Wayne heir disappears in the night… and so begins a brutal, hard-boiled, epic tale of a man living on the edge and a city about to burn.


NIGHT OF THE GHOUL #1 (OF 3)

(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla

Shot in 1936, Night of the Ghoul by writer/director T.F. Merritt was meant to sit beside Frankenstein and Dracula as an instant classic . . .

But the legendary film never made it to the silver screen.

Just before editing was finished, a mysterious studio fire destroyed the footage and killed the cast and crew celebrating at the wrap party. Forest Inman is a horror film obsessive who digitizes old films for the famed Aurora movie studio. When Forest stumbles across a seemingly forgotten canister of footage, he just might have discovered the remnants of the lost classic Night of the Ghoul. This discovery sends Forest on a dark odyssey, where he’s warned by a mysterious old man that the film’s ghoul is far more than a work of fiction: it’s a very real monster who plans to kill him.


KAYA #1

(W) Wes Craig (A/CA) Wes Craig

After the destruction of their village, a young girl with a magic arm and a fighting spirit is tasked with delivering her little brother to a faraway safe haven. There, he’s destined to discover the secret to overthrowing the all-powerful empire that destroyed their home. 

From writer and artist WES CRAIG (DEADLY CLASS, GRAVEDIGGERS UNION) comes an astonishing new ongoing fantasy-adventure series about siblings surviving in a world of monsters and mutants.


EARTHDIVERS #1

(W) Stephen Graham Jones (A) Davide Gianfelice (CA) Rafael Albuquerque

Stephen Graham Jones makes his ongoing comics debut with Earthdivers! The year is 2112, and it’s the apocalypse exactly as expected: rivers receding, oceans rising, civilization crumbling. Humanity has given up hope, except for a group of outcast Indigenous survivors who have discovered a time travel portal in a cave in the middle of the desert and figured out where the world took a sharp turn for the worst: America. Convinced that the only way to save the world is to rewrite its past, they send one of their own on a bloody, one-way mission back to 1492 to kill Christopher Columbus before he reaches the so-called New World. But taking down an icon is no easy task, and his actions could prove devastating for his friends in the future.


SIRENS GATE #1

(W) Shannon Maer (A/CA) Shannon Maer

Tara, an aspiring writer, has never thought of herself as anyone special. For better or worse, all that is about to change. 

When a mysterious young man extends an unexpected invitation, Tara is awed at the opportunity to meet with her literary idol, Lady Rose. This unique encounter sparks a series of events, forever thrusting her into a world of the unimaginable.

What Tara once assumed to be nothing more than the imagined pages of dark fiction, slowly begins to unravel itself as the true reality.

Red-hot artist Shannon Maer’s covers have been showcased on some of the best-selling books in the industry, and fans have asked for years when will he draw interiors.  Well, wait no more, as Shannon makes his writing and interior art debut with this fiendish tale that explores the very nature of what we call reality, illuminated with the kind of stunning artwork that only he can deliver.


JOKER THE MAN WHO STOPPED LAUGHING #1

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Carmine Di Giandomenico, Francesco Francavilla (CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico

The world once again holds its breath as The Joker strikes again! But how far is he willing to go this time?

From the twisted minds of Matthew Rosenberg (Task Force Z, What’s the Furthest Place from Here?) and Carmine Di Giandomenico (Batman: The Knight) comes a violent, mind-bending new series that picks up from the cataclysmic end of The Joker and follows the mayhem across the United States. With the Clown Prince of Crime setting out on his most bizarre caper yet, will a fan-favorite vigilante be able to prevent certain tragedy? Or is he in on the joke?

In the back-up — Joker’s got a hot date but he’s going to need a mirror to make sure he looks nice. Maybe Mirror Master can help.


Also released this week…

  • Batman #128
  • Batman Knightwatch #2 (of 5)
  • Captain America Sentinel Of Liberty #5
  • Carnage #6
  • D & D Ravenloft Orphan Of Agony Isle #4
  • Dark Crisis #5 (of 7)
  • Dark Crisis Deadly Green #1
  • Edge Of Spider-Verse #5 (of 5)
  • Hulk #9
  • Magic The Gathering (MTG) #19
  • Parker Girls #2
  • Poison Ivy #5
  • Star Trek Picard Stargazer #2
  • TMNT Saturday Morning Adventures #1
  • Undiscovered Country #21
  • Walking Dead Dlx #48
  • X-Men Red #7

LITTLE MONSTERS VOL 01 TP

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen

They are the last children on Earth… and they also happen to be vampires.

For longer than they can remember, these child vampires have lived a life of eternal wonder amongst the ruins of humanity. But shocking events fracture the group and set them on a path of discovery that will shatter their innocence forever.

Lord of The Flies meets vampires in the first volume of a bold new ongoing series from JEFF LEMIRE & DUSTIN NGUYEN, the Eisner-winning creative team behind the bestselling DESCENDER and ASCENDER series.

Collects LITTLE MONSTERS #1-6.


SAGA VOL 10 TP

(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples

SAGA RETURNS!

Celebrating ten years of SAGA!

At long last, Hazel and her star-crossed family are finally back, and they’ve made some new… friends?

This collection features the latest six chapters of the most epic adventure in comics, including the series’ double-length first issue back from hiatus. 

Collects SAGA #55-60.


Also released this week…

  • Amazing Spider-Man By Wells Romita Jr Vol 01 World Without Love TP
  • Apache Delivery Service TP
  • Edgeworld TP
  • She-Hulk By Rainbow Rowell Vol 01 Jen Again TP
  • Solo Levelling Vol 05 GN

TICKET TO RIDE – GHOST TRAIN (FIRST JOURNEY)

Easy to learn and quick to play, Ticket to Ride: Ghost Train is a chilling introduction to the Ticket to Ride® series.

In this horrifying edition of the classic Ticket to Ride First Journey, parents and kids collect Parade Float cards, claim routes on the map, and try to visit different locations in this hair-raising town.


EXIT THE GAME ADVENT CALENDARS

Each EXIT Advent Calendar is an EXIT game and a 24-day-long adventure in one. Each door in the calendar reveals a unique room containing an exciting new riddle. Solve one day’s riddle to determine which door to open the next day. These games are completely card-based and unplugged. They include a decoder board, riddle book, and riddle cards.

MYSTERY OF THE ICE CAVE

HUNT FOR THE GOLDEN BOOK


DUNGEONS & DRAGONS 5E RPG DRAGONS OF STORMWRECK ISLE STARTER SET

The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle is your gateway to action-packed adventures in the cooperative storytelling game Dungeons & Dragons, where heroes battle monsters, find treasure, and undertake epic quests.

This box contains the essential rules of the game plus everything you need to play heroic characters caught up in an ancient war among dragons as they explore the secrets of Stormwreck Isle.


MICROMACRO: CRIME CITY 3 ALL IN

With MicroMacro: Crime City 3 – All In, players can venture into the next district of the crime-ridden black and white metropolis Crime City. On a new, huge city map, which seamlessly connects to the previous maps, 16 tricky criminal cases are again waiting to be solved by one to four amateur detectives. These are brand new stories, more ingenious and devious than ever before! Players need to determine motives, find evidence and convict the perpetrators.

MicroMacro: Crime City 3 – All In is a stand-alone game, no previous knowledge from the other two MicroMacro games is required.


SANDWICH MASTERS PLAYMAT

The Sandwich Masters playmat measures 16.5 x 8.5 inches and is printed on high quality neoprene, easy to roll up and take with you wherever you go. The playmat also sports some rather nifty artwork from Big Punch Studios’ resident art wizard Nich Angell, bringing you all the greasy delights of the sandwich bar. The playmat contains spaces for the orders, ingredients and noshbucks decks, and spaces for the four active order cards.


MAGIC: THE GATHERING UNFINITY

Experience the most illustrious galactotainment in the Multiverse at Myra the Magnificent’s Intergalactic Astrotorium of Fun!

Draft boosters and collector boosters will both be available from Friday 7th October, in store only!

You can also play in our Unfinity release drafts on Friday and Saturday – get boosters, games, and prizes! You can find more information and buy tickets here!


MAGIC: THE GATHERING WARHAMMER 40K COMMANDER DECKS

Conquer the galaxy in epic multiplayer Magic games set in the world of the popular tabletop miniatures game, Warhammer 40,000!

These decks are extremely limited. They will only be available in store from Friday 7th October, on a first-come, first-served basis on the day (maximum one deck per customer).


POKEMON TCG POKEMON GO PIN COLLECTION

Celebrate your journey as a Pokémon Trainer by getting ready for a new adventure with Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle! Choose between stouthearted Bulbasaur, fiery Charmander, or friendly Squirtle, basking in the knowledge that they’re all adorable. Your Kanto region first partner Pokémon will be available as a playable promo card and a gleaming enamel pin. Booster packs from the Pokémon GO expansion are also featured so that you can discover even more Pokémon friends!

Available in store only from Friday 7th October, limited to one pin collection per customer!

New releases are available in store from Wednesday, and online later in the week! If you want to browse our new releases online, click the button below to get them as soon as they’re available.

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