Murders, Mysteries, and Mayhem: Upcoming Highlights

Due 4.1.17

tickTick: The Complete Edlund

A jam-packed 424-page blockbuster which collects all 12 issues of the classic Tick series written and drawn by creator Ben Edlund! Extras include: commentary from Edlund; the first Tick story, rarely-seen back-up stories, pin-ups, and a bonus full-length story ‘Pseudo-Tick’ which provides a possible conclusion to Edlund’s original storyline.

 

 


Due 11.1.17

god countryGod Country #1 (W) Donny Cates (A) Jason Wordie, John J. Hill

Emmet Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia, isn’t just a problem for his children-his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home-as well as the surrounding West Texas town-a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. The enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however.

He’s now the only man who can face the otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State…

 


Due 18.1.17

fewThe Few #1 (W) Sean Lewis (A) Hayden Sherman

The Few combines Mad Max action with a Station Eleven sensibility in this sci-fi series for mature readers. In a dystopian future, two survivalist brothers stumble across an unlikely sight: a woman asleep in the woods holding nothing but a gun and a baby wearing a gas mask. As these boys begin to embark on helping this woman, betrayals, secrets, and revolutions abound in the fight for what’s left of America.

 

 

curse wordsCurse Words #1 (W) Charles Soule (A) Jordan Boyd, Ryan Browne

A wizard has appeared in New York City, and he’s casting wonderful spells, getting famous, getting rich – it’s great! But it’s not. This wizard has everyone fooled. He is actually an EVIL WIZARD, and EVIL THINGS are on the way. Curse Words is a gonzo modern fantasy, full of darkness, light… and MAGIC.

 

 

 

 

odyssey of the amazonsOdyssey of the Amazons #1 (of 6) (W) Kevin Grevioux (A) Ryan Benjamin

Years before the birth of Princess Diana, a group of Amazons set out on a globe-spanning quest to find others of their kind, encountering legendary creatures and beings along the way. But their journey soon turns into a rescue mission as two of their own are captured by the legendary Storm Giants of Norse mythology. It’s up to their leader, the stalwart Hessia, to keep them together through the many trials that lie ahead.

 

killor be killedKill or be Killed Vol. 1 (W) Ed Brubaker (A) Elizabeth Breitweiser, Sean Phillips

The darkly twisted story of a young man forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly begins to ruin his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones. Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, Kill or be Killed is unlike anything this award-winning team has done before.

 

 


Due 25.1.17

black mondayBlack Monday Murders Vol. 1 (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Tomm Coker

It’s the first collection of the exciting new crypto-noir series. “All Hail, God Mammon” pulls the covers back on the secret world of magic lying behind the largest and oldest financial institutions in the world.

 

 

 

love dinoLove: The Dinosaur (W) Frederic Brremaud (A) Federico Bertolucci

Life in the primordial swamps of prehistoric Earth was a daily trial of survival, especially for the smaller dinosaurs just trying to get by without being trampled, attacked, or eaten. Not even the biggest beasts were safe, as there always seemed to be an even bigger threat looming on the horizon. This exciting tale, written by Frederic Brremaud, is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci. A beautiful, powerful tale of survival in the animal kingdom that explores the all-too-identifiable, universal concepts of Life, Courage, Aging, and ultimately Love.


Due 25.1.17

loose endsLoose Ends #1 (of 4) (W) Jason Latour (A) Chris Brunner, Rico Renzi

Loose Ends is a gritty, slow-cooked, Southern crime romance that follows a winding trail down Tobacco Road, through the war-torn streets of Baghdad, and into the bright lights and bloody gutters of South Florida. From Jason Latour, the Eisner-winning co-creator of Southern Bastards and the writer of Spider-Gwen, Chris Brunner and Rico Renzi.

 

 


Due 1.2.17

detectiveDetective Comics Vol. 1: Rise of the Batmen     

The Dark Knight teams up with Batwoman to take on new protégés Red Robin, Spoiler and the former villain known as Clayface! The only problem is, neither of these instructors knows what they’re in for as a mysterious army takes Gotham City!

 

 

 


Due 8.2.16

invisibleThe Invisibles Book 1 (W) Grant Morrison (A) Steve Yeowell, Jill Thompson, John Ridgway, Steve Parkhouse 

These stories from The Invisibles #1-12 and Absolute Vertigo #1 introduce the latest recruit into the covert action team known as the Invisibles: a teenage lout from the streets of London. Can Dane survive a mind-altering training course administered by King Mob?

 

 

 

Full list can be found here. Some items not available to the UK.

Please email info@inkyfingers.net to place orders by Monday 21st November.

Christopher Bell describes the lack of female superhero merchandise and explains how this can impact children and their view of the world. Very informative and engaging for anyone regardless of gender.

In the spirit of the season, this video eloquently puts forward the mastery of Junji Ito’s horror story telling and how well it works in the comic book format.

Ian Norris has a kickstarter project for his superb comic ‘Fixed Up’ to be collecting into a paperback volume. Fans of Giant Days/Scott Pilgrim/Blankets etc. should consider buying several copies.