Our October 2014 comic pre-orders are now live, where you can save an absolute fortune on your monthly comic books and trades/hard covers…
Before you pre-order, feel free to browse through the digital copies of Previews:
– SEPTEMBER ’14 MARVEL PREVIEWS: CLICK HERE
– SEPTEMBER ’14 DIAMOND PREVIEWS: CLICK HERE
– HCS PRE-ORDER PRICE LIST: CLICK HERE
Among the items on offer this month, we have picked a few for your consideration:
CROSSED PLUS 100 #1 (AVATAR): MOST COVERS @ £2.00 PRE-ORDER (SAVE £1.30)
Writer: Alan Moore Artist: Gabriele Andrade
Alan Moore returns to monthly comics in epic fashion with Crossed +100! Set 100 years in the future, Moore has created a whole new world and history with a stunning attention to detail. Examining how civilizations rebuild and how generations grow, Moore weaves a rich tapestry of humanity evolving under extreme hardship, all of which is lushly rendered by Gabriel (Ferals) Andrade. Archivist Future Taylor leads a salvage team working to rebuild the historical record of the original Crossed outbreak. She’s seen them in videos, but never any live ones, the Crossed are part of the distant past. Until suddenly, a handful appear, and the blood begins to flow. All is not as it seems as a horrific mystery unfolds and once again Alan Moore redefines the medium.
This masterwork is a self-contained whole new world, no prior knowledge of the Crossed series is needed.
All the covers for the series have been planned out by Alan Moore, with the images enriching and expanding on the series. Clues and glimpses of what came before, and what might be, are found throughout the variant covers.
American History X Wraparound – Each of these will depict a specific time in the past hundred years, showing how things have changed and offering a peek at some key events. Each cover will display the year in which it takes place to help build the full picture.
Crossed Culture – These are all images of how the Crossed have changed the way they live. With few humans left to hunt, and the animal kingdom thriving with predators, even the thrill-driven Crossed have had to make adjustments to their lifestyle.
Future Tense – Each cover is an homage to a famous work of science fiction, and each of those original works ties into themes of this issue.
New World Order Wraparound – These are not for the faint of heart or delicate of constitution. We can’t even picture them in this catalog, they are visions of what an ideal all-Crossed world would be. If the madmen have their dreams come true, what would the everyday life look like? These covers are brutally intense images of true horror and may have scenes of torture, depravity, and nudity. These are clearly for adults only. Each copy of this edition will ship in a sealed polybag with a protective slip cover over the actual image to assure it can be racked in stores. The graphic pictured here is the slip cover only. Due to all these special protective measures this edition is strictly limited to initial orders.
Also available with a rare Black Leather cover, and Retailer Incentive covers of Red Crossed and Design Sketch, showing the original works of series artist Gabriel Andrade. Don’t miss out on the ultra-rare CGC Numbered Edition as well!
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #1 (BOOM): £2.50 PRE-ORDER (SAVE £0.80)
Writer: Christopher Sebela Artist: Diego Barreto
WHY WE LOVE IT: We can’t get enough John Carpenter! It means so much to us to have brought BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA to comics the right way. The response has been so strong that we knew we had to bring another Carpenter classic to comics in a style and approach that does ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK justice.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: If you already love the ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK film, this is a noBut if ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK is new to you, writer Christopher Sebela has been garnering high praise for his recent BOOM! Studios original DEAD LETTERS, as well as for his Eisner Awardoriginal, HIGH CRIMES.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The crime rate in the United States has risen 400 percent. After humiliating the President in front of the world and destroying America’s one chance to end World War III, Snake Plissken has become America’s Most Wanted man in a land of criminals and the insane. Everyone wants Snake dead. Luckily, Snake knows the feeling all too well. War hero. Outlaw. Renegade. Snake’s back!
JOHN ROMITA AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ARTIFACT ED HC (IDW): £90 PRE-ORDER (SAVE £75.00)
Writer: Stan Lee Artist: John Romita
This is it, the John Romita Spider-Man book fans have been waiting for-Nearly 200 pages of prime John Romita Spider-Man art from his very earliest days on the title, and every single one is scanned from the original art! This over-sized (it’s as big as the recent STERANKO Artist’s Edition) Artifact Edition showcases the absolute peak of Romita’s tenure on Amazing Spider-Man from his first 15 issues (#39 – #53), and all are twice-up pages-this one is an enormous 15″ x 22″ tome!
SHIELD #1 (IMAGE): £2.60 PRE-ORDER (SAVE £1.00)
Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Carlos Pacheco
• High-tech weapons. High-stakes missions. High-octane adventure! For the men and women of S.H.I.E.L.D., it’s just another day in the field!
• Special Agent Phil Coulson brings together the best and the brightest, the gifted and the elite, normal people and superhumans from across the Marvel Universe on an as-needed basis to confront, combat and curtail dangers beyond the scope of any conventional peace-keeping force!
• Writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL) and a rotating crew of mission-specific top flight Marvel artists make you one promise: Every issue: Twenty pages. One mission. Unlimited budget. Unlimited imagination. Six periods. And a helper monkey. Welcome to Level Eight. Welcome to S.H.I.E.L.D.
SECRET SIX #1 (DC COMICS): £1.80 PRE-ORDER (SAVE £0.65)
Writer: Gail Sione Artist: Ken Lashley
Gail Simone is back with the NEW 52 debut of the fan-favorite team – THE SECRET SIX! Six strangers are brought together under mysterious circumstances for an explosive first issue that will leave everyone asking, “What is the Secret?”
BITCH PLANET #1 (IMAGE): £2.20 PRE-ORDER (SAVE £0.70)
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Valentinbe De Landro
2014 Best Writer Eisner Award nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) team up for the very third time to bring you the premiere issue of BITCH PLANET, their highly-anticipated women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation riff. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds.
SHAFT (DYNAMITE): £2.50 PRE-ORDER (SAVING £0.80)
Writer: David Walker Artist: Bilquis Evely
Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine with all the chicks? Shaft! Created by author Ernest Tidyman, and made famous in a series of novels and films, iconic hero Shaft makes his comic book debut in an all-new adventure. He’s gone toe-to-toe with organized crime bosses, stood up to the cops, squared off against kidnappers, and foiled assassination attempts. But who was John Shaft before he became the hardboiled investigator with a reputation as big as New York City itself?
Other books to look out for this month are Army of Darkness #1 from Dynamite, Abigail and the Snowman #1 from BOOM and Rumble #1 from Image.
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