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Stuff I’m looking forward to, September ’13 edition



Parker: Slayground (Dec)

Darwyn Cooke’s masterful and multi award-winning series of Parker graphic novels continues with Slayground! Parker, whose getaway car crashes after a heist, manages to elude capture with his loot by breaking into an amusement park that is closed for the winter. But his presence does not go unnoticed – a pair of cops observed the job and its aftermath. But rather than pursue their suspect… they decide to go into business for themselves, with the help of some “business associates.” From then on it’s a game of cat and mouse, one played out through closed rides of the abandoned carnival… a game that slowly starts to favor the mouse. Includes the Eisner award-winning short story “The 7th,” previously only available in the Martini edition!

Guardians of the Galaxy by Jim Valentino Volume 1 (Jan, ’14)

Thrill to the exploits of the greatest heroes of the 31st century, the original Guardians of the Galaxy! Join telekinetic Vance Astro, alien archer Yondu, flame-haired Mercurian Nikki, superstrong Jovian Charlie-27, crystalline Plutonian Martinex, the mysterious Starhawk and his wife Aleta as they undertake a quest to find the long-lost shield of Captain America – a mission that pits them against Iron Man’s twisted legacy, the marauding alien cyborgs called the Stark, as well as the intergalactic thieves known as Force!

Star Wars Art: Concept (Oct)

From Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston to Doug Chiang, Ryan Church, Iain McCaig, Erik Tiemens, and the next generation of animation and video-game artists, Star Wars Art: Concept collects, for the first time ever, the very best Star Wars conceptual artwork. As curated by George Lucas, the artwork that helped bring the Star Wars Saga to life is revealed in all its glory, featuring pre-production drawings and paintings from the Original Trilogy, the Prequel Trilogy, the TV shows, and the video games, including an exclusive preview of artwork from the highly anticipated 1313.

Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures Vol. 2 (Dec)

These 1950s science fiction tales from STRANGE ADVENTURES #74-93 star weird alien creatures and intrepid space explorers. Stories include  “The Metal Spy from Space,” “The Secret of the Man-Ape,” “The Hungry Meteorite,” “The Day Science Ran Wild,” and many more.