Staff Picks – What To Get This Week, August 27, 2014





Another week, another Wednesday.  It’s like Christmas 52 times a year!



Rai #4  – Valiant Comics

Writer:  Matt Kindt
Art:  Clayton Crain

What Valiant says:

The most daring comic book launch of the year unleashes a cascade of shocking revelations as Rai rockets toward its second arc! In 4001 A.D., as the nation of Japan soars above the Earth, Rai unravels the mystery of the first murder in a thousand years… and discovers his own profound connection to the crime. Everything Rai knows – about his existence, about his country, and about the benevolent Father he serves – is about to be thrown out of orbit. Do not miss this masterpiece in the making… Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s RAI!

What we say:

A gorgeous and engaging read, a futuristic film noir.  We can’t believe we have to wait until December for the next issue.



Saga #22Saga #22 – from Image Comics

Writers: Brian K. Vaughn
Art: Fiona Staples

What Image says:

The family is tested.

What we say:

Well since Image doesn’t have a lot to say, let me tell you why you should be picking up the 2013 Harvey Award winning best series.

Because it’s frickin awesome.  Think Star Wars meets Pulp Fiction, with a dash of Farscape thrown in.


Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2 – From Titan Comics

Writers: Nick Abadzis
Art: Elena Casagrande

What Titan says:

On the Day of the Dead, the mystery deepens in a brand-new brooklyn adventure for the tenth Doctor! All Gabriella Gonzalez wanted was to skip her shift at the Laundromat and hang out with her friends. It’s Halloween, and Sunset Park is hosting its first-ever Day of the Dead festival! But her father wouldn’t listen – again – and now Gabby is stuck with a store full of empty washing machines while the rest of the neighborhood goes wild. But this graveyard shift is living up to its name! Vortexes explode out of the machines, shadowy creatures stalk on the edge of sight, and Gabby finds herself pursued by unearthly forces. Finally, on the longest night of her life, Gabby is trapped in a powerless subway car – and the only thing standing between her and horrific death-by-monster is some skinny white guy in a suit – who’s waving a blue flashlight around!

What we say:

The Tenth Doctor’s song is not quite over.  If you love time travel, but bow ties and eyebrows aren’t your thing, you can still get your fix of Doctor Who each month with the 10th Doctor.


Bob’s Burgers #1 – Dynamite Entertainment

Writers: Rachel Hastings – Various
Art: Frank Forte – Various

What Dynamite says:

All right! The very first Bob’s Burgers comic book, a new series from the creator of the hit TV show, created by Loren Bouchard! Now you can read about the Belcher family (parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene and Louise) in brand-new in-canon stories created by the TV show’s producers, writers and animators creating all original stories appearing exclusively in this comics series. Each comic includes hilarious installments of: ‘Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries,’ ‘Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction,’ ‘A Gene Belcher Original Musical,’ ‘Letters Written by Linda’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers of the Day.’ Bob’s Burgers is an American animated sitcom that airs on Fox television with other hits such as The Simpsons and Family Guy!

What we say:

You don’t have to wait for the new season to get your fix of Bob’s Burgers.


Batman Beyond Universe #13 – DC Comics

Writer: Kyle Higgins
Art: Phil Hester & Various

What DC says:

Superstar artist Phil Hester (GREEN ARROW) joins the Beyond team for the start of a brand-new storyline, and the answers to the big questions of what really happened between Bruce Wayne and Terry McGinnis start to be revealed here! Plus: The Phantasm Returns

What we say

If the Future’s End is bringing you down, check out a slightly less cyborg-y future.  Who can it be under the mask of the Phantasm?


Mind Mgmt #25 – Dark Horse Comics

Writer: Matt Kindt
Art: Matt Kindt

What IDW says:

After nearly losing her mind at the hands of the Eraser, Meru begins her final journey to the heart of Mind Management!

The beginning of the end!
Includes a special recap story for new readers!

What we say:

Matt Kindt continues to rock his psychic spy thriller.




DC Bombshells: Star Girl

Suggested Price: $124.95


What DC says:

The line of striking stylized statues of the most popular female heroes and villains of the DC Universe modeled after the pin-ups of the 1940’s continues with teenage super heroine Stargirl! Limited Edition of 5,200 Measures Approximately 9.7″ Tall

What we say:

We’ve been digging Ant Lucia’s rockabilly take on DC’s best female characters, and Star Girl is our favorite so far.



Death Moods T-Shirt

From Graphitti Designs – $18.95

What Graphittie says:

Death shows us her many different facets on the new Death: Moods T a white imprint on a Black 100% cotton tee. Enjoy Death.

What we say:

Death never goes out of style



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