As always, we have FREE COMICS every day at the Escapist Comic Bookstore. First 2 comics on the sidewalk sale table are FREE. 50 cents per copy after that.
We are very excited to have comic artist, writer, and publisher Liam Sharp signing Brave and the Bold #1 at the store. a DC comic teaming up Batman and Wonder Woman that releases the same week. Liam Sharp drew the recent Wonder Woman Rebirth series as well as Superman and Batman for DC Comics, X-Men, Hulk and Spider-Man for Marvel Comics as well as Spawn: The Dark Ages for Todd McFarlane, and Alien. He is the co-founder/CCO of the motion comics company Madefire.
A new, six-issue miniseries written and illustrated by Liam Sharp (WONDER WOMAN)! When a Celtic god's murder leads to a war between the fairy folk and a possible breach between worlds, Wonder Woman must find the murderer and keep the peace while Batman investigates strange occurrences in Gotham City. As Diana must turn to the World's Greatest Detective for help, the two heroes quickly learn their cases may be connected.
Matthew Southworth was here and we have books (Stumptown Vol 1) and comics signed by him at the store. Haven't read Stumptown? You can be in for a $10 treat!
Hey, did some of you not get the memo that Strangers in Paradise is back? First issue hit the shelf last week. We also have the complete Strangers in Paradise Omnibus. It comes with a print signed by Terry Moore.
Get together with a group of people who (like you) read comics and want to talk about them. Each month we discuss a different graphic novel. It is a great way to expose yourself to a comic that you might not have tried if were not for that friend who suggested it. The reading selections are nominated by group members and chosen by the group, and all of us are (yes) friends having met at the group.
This month we are reading:
In a world that already hates and fears them - what if only Black people had superpowers. After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it's safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free.
Our selection for the next month is
Once they were heroes. Now, banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City lead simple lives in a timeless farming town. But as they attempt to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure! Collects issues #1-6 of the series.
It's kind of like superheroes in a Twilight Zone episode.
Hosted by Escapist Comic Staff (Jessica Balboni and Jesse Hett), the Escapist Comics Podcast features reviews of the current week's comics and insightful and often comedic looks at comics today, comic book movies, tv, celebrities, and sometimes a bit of gossip. If it looks like a comic and smells like a comic, it's fair game. Many of the podcasts feature comic creator interviews. Those who have appeared on the podcast include Rick Remender, Brian Wood, Alex de Campi, Becky Cloonan, Matteo Pizzolo, Matthew Rosenberg, Babs Tarr, Jason Latour and countless others. (well maybe it's a number you can count to but that doesn't sound anywhere as good as "countless", does it?)
Fred is an independent comic artist living in Oakland. He has self-published a number of great comics over the years. He recently dropped these off at the store.
Check out all the fine comics that independent creators have been dropping off at the store lately. Try one of our 10 comics for $5 grab bags of older minis to sample a bit of that indie feel.
Creators! We have our consignment system in place. Contact us at hello at escapistcomics dot com ....... natch!