The Ogre's Staff Picks (11/15/2017)

Are you ready for these Staff Picks? Are you? ARE YOU?!?!? Well, here are this week's Ogre Staff Picks.

Lauren's Pick

Cartoon Clouds GN

Lauren's Pick

Follow a group of art school friends as they try to navigate the postgraduate world in this new graphic novel from Joseph Remnant (Harvey Pekar's Cleveland). Fresh out of college, main character Seth finds himself laid off from his job as an artist’s assistant. Over the course of his search for some sort of fulfilling employment, he struggles to hold onto his own creativity as well as his relationships with the people in his life. Museums offer prestigious full-time internships but offer to pay in experience. Gallerists promise to open doors for emerging artists considered worthy, all of whom happen to be beautiful young women. Remnant employs his distinctive drawing style to depict a kingdom of trust fund babies with elaborate facial hair, each character more recognizable than the last. Elements of this story, if not its entirety, will feel eerily familiar to anyone who has experienced the pretentious depths of the art world.

 
Mike's Pick

The Private Eye DLX HC

Mike's Pick

Fan favorites Brian K. Vaughn (Saga) and Marcos Martin (Batgirl: Year One) are the creators of one of my favorite original graphic novels, The Private Eye.  Some decades after a Wikileaks-style dumping of the collective information of anyone who ever spent any time online, the world is a very different place.  The internet is virtually nonexistent, individuals' privacy is protected on a federal level, America has become isolationist, and most people have at least one alternate public identity.  The hero is an outlaw paparazzo private investigator known only by his initials, P.I.  What happens to him follows a classic L.A. style noir set up.  Femme fatales, getting in over his head, exploring murky morality, etc.  The mystery, while great, isn't exactly the point though.  The real strength of the book lies in its world building aesthetic and its unique and fully fleshed out take on a future shaped by the concerns of today.  What if all our internet search histories were made public for our friends, families, colleagues, bosses, and enemies to peruse?  Every drunken text, every awkward photo, every credit card bill?  Then there’s the art!  I've long been a fan of Martin's dynamic Steve Ditko meets Eurocomic style.  Additionally, the format of the book differs from that of a typical comic in that it is wider than it is tall, mimicking a cinematic presentation that brings scope to the imagery.  It's beautiful, entertaining, and thought provoking. I don't know about you, but that's my favorite combo.  A sci fi neon neo noir with a fresh premise, a gripping mystery, fun characters, and style to spare, I highly recommend giving it a look.

 

These Staff picks need to part of your collection. Like in a you-should-be-in-your-car-right-now-to-pick-them-up kind of need! And, if you need any more, we are more than happy to add to these. So come by the store! And check back weekly for the best Staff Picks around.

The Ogre's Staff Picks (11/8/2017)

Are you ready for this? Are you ready for some new Ogre Staff Picks? Well then... Let's jump right in.

Lauren's Pick

Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea TP

Lauren's Pick

As someone who has watched a lot of documentaries about North Korea, a recurring frustration I’ve had is a result of the restrictions on what filmmakers are permitted to capture. Because the nation is notorious for secrecy, particularly when it comes to outsiders, so many narratives from inside the Hermit Kingdom come out feeling narrow. Guy Delisle (Hostage HC) brings something new to the table with this critically-acclaimed travelogue chronicling a year he spent living and working as an animator in Pyongyang. His drawing style is simple and clean, conveying a feeling of tremendous loneliness that echoes through every panel. Equipped with sharp observational skills and an often dark sense of humor, Delisle maximizes the potential of his medium by revealing details of everyday life that a camera may not. For those (most) of us who are unable to travel there, Delisle’s Pyongyang opens a window into another world.

 
Mike's Pick

My Friend Dahmer GN

Mike's Pick

Like a mash up of From Hell and DAZED AND CONFUSED, Derf Backderf’s (Trashed) tale of his adolescent pseudo friendship with the notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is both heartbreaking and horrifying.  While Dahmer is the central figure in the book, he is also just a background character in Derf's own life story.  Had he not gone on to commit such grisly atrocities, he would've merely been one of those oddball outcast kids you every now and then find yourself wondering about, in the cascading years after leaving the pubescent sausage grinder of high school behind.  Dahmer's story, compiled from Derf's own memories and surviving high school memorabilia, as well as from credible news sources such as Dahmer and Derf's hometown Akron Beacon Journal, is told using Derf's more typical middle-American experience as a sort of foil that reveals much more in hindsight.  As much as he was a monster, Dahmer was also merely human.  His parents had a troubled marriage and a bitter divorce, he had a drinking problem, he had trouble coming to terms with his sexuality, he was bullied, he had urges that he couldn't confide to anyone, etc, etc.  This could be the story of any number of teenagers, and yet it isn't.  Derf's expressive and deceptively detailed artwork is also very engaging.  It looks like a cartoonish combination of Charles Burns and Robert Crumb.  Though the story is obviously a very personal one, the artwork being so unique intensified this feeling to a massive degree.  All told, this is a gorgeous book, despite the nature of the narrative.  My Friend Dahmer contains horror, but it is not a "horror" story.  It is a human story, that happens to be about the makings of a very real monster.  Read it now and then check out the new cinematic adaptation!

 

And... Because we did not post any Picks last week but Lauren always offers incredible book options. We though we would double up!

Lauren's 2nd Pick

100 Bullets TP Book 1

Lauren's Pick (Part 2)

A creepy old man hands you a briefcase. Inside is a gun, one hundred bullets of untraceable ammunition, and a photo of the person responsible for ruining your life. 100 Bullets is a story built on this simple moral quandary, following the mysterious Agent Graves as he travels the country dispensing the option of revenge—or justice?—to individuals who at first seem randomly selected. As the tale unravels over the course of its hundred-issue run, questions answered lead to new, bigger mysteries. Lives interconnect and are cut short, clues are hidden, and a conspiracy dating back hundreds of years is revealed. Brian Azzarello (Moonshine, Dark Knight III: Master Race) and Eduardo Risso work together masterfully to execute this sprawling work, a stellar example of modern noir fiction for fans of Sin City and Scalped.

 

We have the best books for you and there are so many more to offer. Make sure to stop by and we can talk your ears off! Come by and see us. And check back weekly for the best Staff Picks!

The Ogre's Staff Picks (10/25/2017)

It is almost Halloween ComicFest! Are we going to be seeing you? We are!!! That is so exciting! And we have the perfect Staff Picks for you to pick up.

Lauren's Pick

Sacred Heart GN

Lauren's Pick

What if all the adults vanished? This fascinating graphic novel takes a teenage fantasy to extremes, twisting it to unveil the horror lurking beneath an idea every adolescent has daydreamed about. Ben Schiller, her younger sister Empathy, and their various underage peers are the only remaining residents of their small town. As the kids go through the motions of normal life—parties, school, personal dramatics—writer/artist Liz Suburbia drops hints of something sinister. Without teachers the school is simply a gathering place, attendance part of a routine that the characters cling to. Ben passes a dead body on her way home, news that is met with little more than a shrug when she reports it to her friends. References to parents returning are sprinkled through conversations at parties, and everyone seems to be waiting for something. But what? This semi-apocalyptic tale is driven by its characters, each developed as much in silent montage as in the plot of the story itself. Suburbia executes each panel masterfully in black and white, with an attention to detail that will have you wanting to read this book again as soon as you make it to the big reveal on the last page.

Mike's Pick

Saga of the Swamp Thing TP Vol 1

Mike's Pick

Alan Moore (Watchmen) and a cadre of talented artists including most notably Stephen Bisette (Sgt. Rock) took Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson’s classic muck monster to new heights in a run that made Moore an icon.  At turns unsettling, horrifying, psychedelic, thoughtful, and fantastical, Saga of the Swamp Thing went from a cult series to a blockbuster.  Moore’s exploding and expansion of the character’s mythology from a more sophisticated viewpoint was directly responsible for the creation of the Vertigo publishing line.  Featuring guest appearances from Batman, Etrigan the Demon, and Adam Strange, Moore and company never neglected to add some fun while they were busy breaking ground on the types of stories that could be told in a mainstream comic.

 
Sarah's Pick

The Tea Dragon Society HC

Sarah's Pick

Greta, the young daughter of a blacksmith, is contemplating whether or not she wishes to continue in her mother's profession when she randomly stumbles upon a small, adorable, lost Tea Dragon in need of assistance. As thanks for returning his companion, an older man named Hesekiel offers to teach Greta the art of caring for these tiny creatures.

Creator Katie O'Neill (Princess Princess Ever After) returns with her beautiful colors and character designs to tell this story of new friends, relationships, and the ability to keep memories alive through traditional crafts passed down through the generations. Perfect for all ages!

 

Such great books! Trust us, we know best. We will see you Saturday (10/28) for Free Comics, Halloween Costumes and to throw incredible titles like these your way.

For all the best books, make sure to stop by here weekly and we will tell you about all of our favorite Picks!

The Ogre's Staff Picks (10/11/2017)

Why delay it any longer? Let's jump right on in. Here are this week's Ogre Staff Picks.

Lauren's Pick

Beautiful Darkness HC

Lauren's Pick

Gorgeous visuals disguise a growing sense of dread in this twisted fairy tale. When princess Aurora and her miniature subjects are forced to abandon their home, new challenges begin to reveal darker sides to the adorable citizens of Aurora’s world. Rendered in lush watercolors by artist Kerascoet (Beauty HC), the picturesque woodland environment takes on a new sense of danger and overwhelming scale in the eyes of characters no taller than blades of grass. Challenges mount, personalities clash, and the threat of winter draws ever closer until Aurora is forced into action. Fabien Vehlmann (7 Psychopaths TP) and Kerascoet's Beautiful Darkness offers a bleak thesis on the casual cruelty of nature and (tiny) humans alike, but I guarantee you won’t be able to look away!

Mike's Pick

My Favorite Thing is Monsters Vol 1

Mike's Pick

Emil Ferris’ debut graphic novel is an absolute masterpiece.  Eschewing traditional comic book story mechanics, the tale unfolds in the form of a young girl’s sketchbook/journal.  10-year-old Karen Reyes loves monsters and even imagines herself as a werewolf within the pages of her journal.  She draws versions of monster magazine covers that function as chapter breaks for the reader.  She’s also investigating the murder of her neighbor, a Holocaust survivor, while dealing with family issues and day to day life in Civil Rights era Chicago.  The theme of fictional monsters contrasted against real life monsters is cleverly explored in Karen’s journal entries.  Additionally, the artwork looks to be entirely done in intricate pen and ink.  MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS announces a fantastic new talent to the medium.  It’s easily one of the best books I’ve read within the last five years.  Book one is available now with the concluding volume currently scheduled for an April release.

Don't these titles sound wonderful? You should absolutely come in and snatch these up and... While you are at the store, we can stock you up with even more fantastic stories. So come on by. And make sure to check back here weekly for all of the newest and greatest.

The Ogre's Staff Picks (10/04/2017)

Did you stop by and see us at CXC? Did you love every book we suggested? Of course you did! And we have even more titles to send your way, Here are this week's Ogre Staff Picks.

Lauren's Pick

Was She Pretty GN

Lauren's Pick

When we leave a relationship, what gets left behind for the next person to discover? Leanne Shapton (The Native Trees of Canada) channels the anxieties of dealing with a new partner’s history into this poignant collection. Each page of the book mirrors the way we learn about exes in life—in bits and pieces, latching onto specific details to anchor these unknown figures in our minds. A few sentences of text and a simple, minimal illustration give readers an outsider’s perspective on each life. Together, these vignettes weave together a tapestry of human relationships that feels true in its combination of vagueness and specificity.

Mike's Pick

The Crow TP

Mike's Pick

Arguably surpassed only by a certain quartet of mask clad turtles, The Crow was an ‘80s independent comics smash.  Creator James O’Barr (Deadworld) infused his artwork with his grief over a late loved one to create a violent supernatural noir revenge story that somehow merges operatic and punk rock sensibilities.  Utilizing lyrics interstitially from the likes of Joy Division and other goth favorites to flavor the melancholic narrative helps ground the strange happenings while enhancing the moody proceedings.  Eric’s journey as the vengeful titular Crow is both cathartic and moving, especially when considering O’Barr’s tragic history (recounted in the preface of the special edition TPB).  The Crow has lost none of its power over the years and comes highly recommended.  Check it out for a great start to this spooky season.

Mind blown from our unbelievably awesome suggestions? Well come by and we can throw even more wonderful titles at you. And check back here weekly for all the best Staff Picks.

The Ogre's Staff Picks (09/26/2017)

Did you come by for #HarleyQuinnDay? Did you have way too much fun? We sure did! And the fun is not slowing down. We will be at Cartoons Crossroads Columbus (CXC) this weekend. But until then... Let's talk some Ogre Staff Picks.

Lauren's Pick

Treasury of Victorian Murder SC

Lauren's Pick

If you love true crime but also love sleeping soundly at night, I have the book for you! Rick Geary's Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendiums recount the events of famous historical homicides from the safe distance of the future. Carefully researched and beautifully rendered in pen and ink, these short stories create a detailed picture of not just the events that transpired but also the world of the Victorian era. Geary's maps are especially effective in setting the scenes for each crime, lending new perspective to even the most well-known stories.

Mike's Pick

Green Lantern: Willworld

Mike's Pick

In a realm of pure imagination, Hal Jordan searches for his identity and nearly succumbs to his bizarre surroundings in Green Lantern: Willworld.  Imagine a STAR WARS story mashed up in a blender with cult Acid Western flick EL TOPO as prepared by Salvador Dali and you still won’t even come close to the beautiful and mind-bending visuals in store for you.  Scribe JM DeMatteis (Moonshadow), known for his often cerebral and philosophical stories, grafts a funny and exploratory romp onto the late Seth Fisher’s (Doom Patrol) detailed and demented artwork.  This is one of those books that begs you to pore over its pages.  There are so many weird creatures crawling over every page and so many strange happenstances that, if you’re anything like me, you’ll be constantly grinning and reluctant to move on without making sure you’ve seen all there is to see.  Give it a shot, if you’re in the mood for some superhero sci fi with a surrealist bent.

Great picks, right? Not enough? Come by the booth at CXC or stop by the shop and we will happily fill you up with all the best books. And, always, make sure to check back here for all our favorites, weekly!

The Ogre Staff Picks (09/20/2017)

Going to be a small one this week...  Because we are preparing for our Harley Quinn Day Celebration! It is this Saturday (09/23) and part of our proceeds will go to supporting Hurricane Relief efforts! So make sure to stop by. And, while you are by picking all of your Harley and Batman musts... Maybe check out these Ogre Staff picks as well?

Lauren's Pick

SuperMutant Magic Academy GN

Lauren's Pick

Do you have a love/hate relationship with classic X-men? Do you wish Harry Potter didn’t take itself quite so seriously? There is another way. Join the students of the SuperMutant Magic Academy as they embark upon a school year full of teen angst, unrequited love, and the occasional threat to the balance of the universe. In this series of short comics, Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer GN) crafts a story that alternates between hilarious and profound tones with ease. Buy it today, then come back tomorrow and tell me which character spoke most strongly to your inner magical teen.

Mike's Pick

Birthright TP Vol 1

Mike's Pick

Tired of clichés in your fantasy stories?  Then you should check out Birthright!  Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter) and Andrei Bressan (Batman and Robin) have created a rollicking adventure tale that plays with audience expectations and subverts tropes.  As a young boy, Mikey is kidnapped and taken to a fantasy world where he is destined to defeat an evil wizard king.  After a year passes, Mikey returns, except he’s been in the fantasy world for twenty years and now resembles Conan the barbarian.  His family, as a result of his kidnapping, has been torn apart.  Can his family regain what they’ve lost?  Why has Mikey returned?  What did Mikey go through in his twenty years spent in the fantasy world?  Throughout the twists and turns (which I’m definitely NOT revealing here), the story remains engaging and the art never fails to stun.  I often find myself lingering on the many beautiful splash pages, but I digress.  Birthright is both fresh and fun, pick up volume one today!

A few new things to try and if you come in we can hand you many, many more. Hope to see you for Harley Quinn Day! And make sure to check back weekly to see all of the incredible Ogre Staff Picks.

The Ogre Staff Picks (09/13/2017)

Thought we were going to forget this week? No! We would not do that to you! We like talking about our favorite books. So... Here are a few more!

Gib's Pick

Mage Hero Denied #1 (of 15)

Gib's Pick

Matt Wagner's Mage Hero Denied is the third volume in the story of Kevin Matchstick.  Kevin is equal parts King Arthur and Matt Wagner (Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity)himself.  Matt's art is magical and his story starts with our hero reluctantly pulled into a new world of fairies and dragons.  The second volume, The Hero Defined, sees Kevin assume his role as hero and set himself against the forces of Evil.  The third volume brings the conclusion of Kevin's story, and as Arthur reborn seems destined to end in tragedy.  But, there's always a big helping of hope in Arthur stories, so hold on tight for what will surely be a fantastic conclusion.  Issue #0 and #1 are one the shelves right now, as well as the collections of the first two stories!  One of my favorite series.

Mike's Pick

Hard Boiled

Mike's Pick

Violent, outrageous, and relentlessly paced, Hard Boiled deserves a place on any comic fan’s shelf.  Industry legend Frank Miller (Batman: Year One) crafts a darkly humorous tale of a nightmarish future involving psychotic robots and a morally bankrupt civilization.  For me, though, the art by Geoff Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy) is what makes this book a must read.  Darrow’s art is insanely intricate and detailed.  On numerous splash pages, it seems like there are whole stories going on in the background amongst the many crowd scenes.  One could easily spend a few hours just pouring over the gorgeous (and explicit) artwork.  Reminiscent of both THE TERMINATOR and BLADE RUNNER, Hard Boiled is available now in a newly released hard cover.

Lauren's Pick

Over Easy

Lauren's Pick

I’m looking forward to Cartoon Crossroads Columbus for countless reasons, but mostly because I can’t wait to meet Mimi Pond. In Over Easy, a memoir of her post-collegiate days as a diner waitress in 1970s Oakland, she weaves a tale rich with wry comedy and high drama. Pond’s Oakland is a mecca for the clashing counterculture movements of the time, populated by a tribe of charismatic freaks who trade stories like currency. Our narrator is a keen observer, content (at first) to fade into the background as she absorbs the details of the lives being lived all around her. Over Easy and its recent sequel, The Customer is Always Wrong, are a duo as absorbing as the people immortalized in their pages.

Such great books. Trust us! We know better than anyone! And there are so many more. Just come into the store and we can hand you stacks upon stacks. And don't forget to check back weekly for only the best Staff Picks.

The Ogre Staff Picks (09/06/2017)

We apologize for the lapse last week. But we are back and with some enticing new Ogre Picks! Check 'em out!

Gib's Pick

Water Memory GN

Gib's Pick

Valerie Vernay and Mathieu Reynes have a great new book from The Lion Forge Roar line. They deliver a wonderful story of a young lady's exploration of her Mother's ancestral home and her family's place in that setting. Exploring the New England town stirs her curiosity about the weird stone monuments and the enigmatic hermit living nearby. The art displays the warmth of the town and the moody dangers of the sea perfectly. This graphic novel is not to be missed!

Trish's Pick

Red Hood and the Outlaws TP Vol 1 (Rebirth)

Trish's Pick

What do you get when you cross a murderous former Robin, an Amazonian warrior, and a newly awakened Superman clone?  If your answer is “I don’t know, but that sounds crazy,” you’re right, but it totally works.  These three odd companions come together from vastly different circumstances and are forced together in a situation that builds an incredible bond between them forged from trust and instinct, each serving as a more chaotic counterpart to the famous DC Trinity.  Artemis and Red Hood develop a very sarcastic and competitive friendship, while Red Hood serves as an almost parental-type figure to the very confused and naive Bizarro.  At the same time, Red Hood is also attempting to rekindle his relationship with Batman.  As a self-proclaimed Jason Todd connoisseur, this is definitely my favorite Red Hood story told since Under the Red Hood.  However, both old and new fans will love this book, as each character’s origin is retold in the first volume!  

Sarah's Pick

Infinite Loop TP

Sarah's Pick

In a world where time-travel is commonplace, a young woman named Teddy is tasked with maintaining the flow of time by eradicating time paradoxes referred to as “anomolies.” Up to this point, anomolies have only been objects or species that have long since been extinct until the mysterious source sends through an anomoly in the form of a mysterious and beautiful woman name Ano. Teddy must now decide if she can bring it upon herself to eradicate this woman that she's fallen in love with, or keep her alive and suffer what consequences this might cause to their timeline.

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Infinite Loop: Nothing But the Truth #1

The first volume is a self-contained, six-issue story full of action, romance, and sci-fi fun. Colinet and Charretier will return to the story once again as writers with a new mini-series that follows Teddy back in time to a town where everyone is addicted to lies. Daniele Di Nicuolo (Power Rangers Pink) will take up the mantel of artist, with the first issue arriving in stores on September 27th.

Mike's Pick

Black Monday Murders TP Vol 1

Mike's Pick

Do you like stories about secret and vastly powerful cabals?  How about dark gods influencing human history?  What about charts, graphs, redacted documents, voodoo, and strange alien alphabets?  Combine these elements and filter them through the mind of Jonathan Hickman (East of West) and you get Black Monday Murders.  This densely plotted ongoing series from Image is as enjoyable as it is inscrutable.  I’ve eagerly devoured every issue and I’m still not entirely sure what is happening.  That’s okay, though, as the mystery of it all draws you into the world.  Economics and mysticism make for weird bedfellows but like a French fry in a Frosty, it’s surprisingly tasty.  Additionally, scratchy yet realistic art by Tomm Coker (Blood & Water) brings a verisimilitude to the altogether unsettling proceedings.  This book is unconventional, cerebral, and a little creepy.  Most importantly, though, it’s fun.  Give it a try, the first volume is available now.

Juan's Pick

Chew TP Vol 1

Juan's Pick

Chew, from John Layman (Detective Comics) and Rob Guillory (WWE Comics) is about a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is a Cibopath, which means he gets psychic impressions from anything he eats. He is an amazing detective, as long as he is willing to take a bite of a corpse to learn who killed said corpse and why. He works for the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency in the world. If you consider yourself a foodie who likes comics with vampires, cyborgs, enhanced animals, outer space shenanigans, and killer warrior chickens, then check out Chew!

Wow! Are you stuffed full of great picks? No??? We have plenty more! Come on by and we will chat your ears off with more great stories. And check back here week to week for more enthralling reads.

The Ogre's Staff Picks (08/23/2017)

From one crazy weekend to the next with a few Staff Picks in-between. Here are the books we think you should already be reading!

Gib's Pick

Inhumans By Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee TP

Gib's Pick

The Inhumans were never that interesting to me, until I read Paul Jenkin's (Alters, Replica) Inhumans.  He made their world far more interesting and I cared about the characters for the first time.  Jae Lee's (Batman/Superman N52) art on this series is phenomenal, he absolutely makes this story special.  This book is a great read

The AfterShock North American Tour will be at The Ogre this Saturday (08/26), bringing along Paul Jenkins and Joe Pruett (Black Eyed Kids) for a Special Signing Event!

Lauren's Pick

My Pretty Vampire GN

Lauren's Pick

The incredible Katie Skelly (Operation Margarine) explores complex themes of love and possession in this delightfully self-aware spin on vampire fiction. A pampered prisoner in her brother’s richly decorated mansion, the vampiric Clover is as ageless and beautiful as the statues that populate her environment. Guided by thirst and governed by her instinctive need to survive, Clover embarks on a blood-soaked odyssey through the mortal world. Skelly is one of my top favorite cartoonists working today for her varied depictions of women on journeys of accidental self-discovery, and My Pretty Vampire certainly does not disappoint! Her talent as an artist and designer is on full display in this book, particularly in the ambiguous dream sequences providing hints at the main character's past. Also, there are many excellent color schemes and cute outfits, so really nobody has an excuse not to buy this book.

Mike's Pick

Scalped HC Book 1 Deluxe Edition

Mike's Pick

Blending Noir with the Western, Scalped is the story of various fascinating characters that inhabit the Prairie Rose Reservation.  Issues of race, poverty, and addiction are explored in a thrilling crime/action milieu by series creators Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards) and RM Guera (The Goddamned).  The flawed Dash Bad Horse is our window into this world as he infiltrates Chief Lincoln Red Crow’s criminal organization.  Those looking for straight up “good guys” and “bad guys” need not apply, though, as morality gets as murky as a dirty (and bloody) creek bed.  The writing is as good as it gets in comics and Guera’s art evokes the best Spaghetti Westerns.  Violent and complex, Scalped is one of my all-time favorite series.

 
Sarah's Pick

DC Comics Bombshells Vol 1

 

Sarah's Pick

Do you like the movie A League of Their Own? Have you ever found yourself wondering "What if the Rockford Peaches were also vigilantes who fought the Nazi regime in-between games?” WONDER NO MORE. DC Comics Bombshells is the book for you! The team is led by Kate Kane (aka Batwoman) in Gotham City, her fellow “Batgirls,” Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Stargirl, and Mera, who band together to defeat the growing forces of fascism amidst the backdrop of WWII. Based on the bombshell pin up designs from Ant Lucia and written by Marguerite Bennet (Animosity, Batwoman - Rebirth), this book is beautiful, fun, smart, topical, and gay.

That is all for this week! Well... At least here. Come on into the store and we can hand you more fantastic books just like these!