Staff Picks 2/8/17


All New Fathom #1: Dive back into the world of MICHAEL TURNER'S FATHOM in this great jumping-on point for new readers! The preeminent heroine must navigate the treacherous divide between the humans and her ancestral people of The Blue-as well as the surprises in store for both races in this all-new FATHOM landscape where anything is possible!

Angel City #5: On the run from the law, Dolores and Joe have more heat than they can handle as they dodge bullets in Little Tokyo, and studio smears in the papers. But they discover hope in each other - and find some unlikely allies in a Boyle Heights garage.

Dragon Age Coloring Book: The worlds of Dragon Age are yours to explore in this amazing coloring book, including forty-five original, colorable black-and-white illustrations of unforgettable characters and iconic scenes from the award-winning trilogy! Whether you're a casual fan of fantasy, or the very Herald of Andraste,  Dragon Age Adult Coloring Book is not to be missed!

Namesake #4: Face-to-face, fist-to-fist, Jordan at last duels the man that ruined his life - his father.

Steven Universe #1: Steven, Lapis, and Peridot rescue a baby songbird on the ground outside the barn and work together to reunite it with its mother.


Death Be Damned #1: Miranda Coler and her family were murdered by outlaws. At least Miranda had been murdered, until a Necromancy dabbling undertaker mistakenly brings her back. Now she must take revenge on her family's killers. I'm super excited about this new book, coming from the creative team Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, drawn by Hannah Christenson!

Black History in Its Own Words: From the creator of Prince of Cats, this wonderful collection of portraits features quotes from black luminaries such as Angela Davis, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dave Chappelle, and more! I'm excited for basically everything about this book!

Dragon Age Coloring Book: You may have heard I'm a bit of a Bioware fan. Well, of course I NEEDED this so I can give Alistair bright purple hair and dress Dorian in some awfully colored clothing.

Justice League of America Rebirth: Steve Orlando's newest comic! Batman, Lobo, Killer Frost, Vixen, The Ray, Black Canary, and the Atom join forces in this new team! What are they doing? I have no idea, but I'm excited to follow the characters introduced in the JLA Rebirth One-Shots.

Namesake #4: Jordan's fight nears its end. He's after his father's head and there's probably going to be A LOT of violence between the two. I'm sad to see this series end, but I can't wait to read this issue!

Steven Universe #1: Have you seen this cartoon? It is DELIGHTFUL! After a few limited comic series, Steven and the Crystal Gems are back in this new ONGOING series!

Wonder Woman #16: Godwatch starts here! Diana and the team have defeated Aries, now what? How does this tie into her altered memories? Will Steve Trevor lose his shirt again? These are all important questions!

Additional Awesome: Alters #4, East of West #31, A Land Called Tarot HC, Motor Crush #3, Ms Marvel #15, Doctor Aphra #4, Supergirl #6, Unworthy Thor #4, and The Wicked +The Divine #26.


All New Wolverine #17: Laura vs Gambit for the fate of Tyger Tiger! This is why I have always loved Madripor stories! This one is DEFINITELY a MUST READ!

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #7: The new Oracle has a secret and I really liked the Star Wars reference at the end of the last issue. Now that the team is formed I am quite anxious to see where the story goes.

Jonesy #10: Jonesy is making a life for herself in a new town and it is starting to go well for her. I wonder what new catastrophe will befall our heroine in this issue? All I know is that this is one of the most fun titles on the shelves!

Rom Annual 2017: The new run of ROM has been really fantastic thus far. I am truly enjoying how IDW has made this title part of a larger Hasbro-verse! If you like sci-fi or 80's cartoons and comics this is a title you might want to give a look.

Supergirl #6: Steve Orlando really knows how make his characters come to life. I particularly like the way he is portraying Kara's longing for her old life and the discovery that her life on Earth is every bit as precious to her. All I can really say is that as long as Mr. Orlando keeps writing them, I'll keep buying them!

Unworthy Thor #4:Odin son is on the hunt for a hammer! Woe be unto the Collector, who stands in his way! As a special treat Beta Ray Bill is featured heavily in this title. The thing that I am hoping for, is that we find out what Fury said to Odin son to make him unworthy.

Stuff and things (or Things and stuff): Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4, Dragon Age Adult Coloring Book, Flash #16, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #14, Justice League/ Power Rangers #2, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #17, Wicked & Divine #26 and Wonder Woman #16


Doctor Aphra #4: Lucasfilm Story Group thought they were being clever slipping in the Jedha mention, but I saw what they did there!! Considering all the focus Jedha got in Rogue One and all of its supplemental material, maybe we'll get to hear more about it as Aphra chases down more potentially explosive items with her weird obsessive dad. I'm always game for more Indiana Jones history-based slap-stick comedy.

Dragon Age Adult Coloring Book: I'm going to start a new movement: Its called "Go through this entire book and give Solas a new hair cut every time you see him". The hard mode version of this game is "Color in a tacky hawaiian print shirt every time you see the Iron Bull's chest".


Star Trek Starships Enterprise NCC-1701J: In the Star Trek Lore this ship is a legend. It only aired in one episode but has a huge calling in the Star Trek community. I would love to have it as part of my collection.

Mass Effect Omnibus TP Vol 2: My little brother is all about everything Mass Effect. I have been looking for things that will help him get back into reading that will interest him.

WORLD OF TANKS #5: This a comic based off of one of my favorite games. i have been looking to began reading the WoT comics for a while and had forgotten about it. I hope one day to collect all the issues of it.