He’s Got Issues #177.3: Independents, 6/3/15

BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Arcadia #2
  • Bravest Warriors #33
  • Broken World #1 (Of 4)
  • Feathers #6 (Of 6)
  • Halogen #4 (Of 4)
  • Help Us Great Warrior #4 (Of 8)
  • Plunder #4 (Of 4)
  • Suicide Risk #25
  • The Woods #13

DARK HORSE COMICS

  • Age Of Reptiles Ancient Egyptians #1 (Of 4)
  • Angel And Faith Season 10 #15
  • Baltimore The Cult Of The Red King #2 (Of 5)
  • Neverboy #4 (Of 6)
  • Rat God #5 (Of 5)
  • Witcher Fox Children #3 (Of 5)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Blood Queen Vs Dracula #4 (Of 4)
  • Justice Inc The Avenger #1
  • King The Phantom #3 (Of 4)
  • Legenderry Red Sonja #4 (Of 5)
  • Masks 2 #3 (Of 8)
  • Red Sonja Vulture’s Circle #5
  • Swords Of Sorrow #2 (Of 6)
  • Uncanny Season 2 #3 (Of 6)

IDW PUBLISHING

  • D4VE #5 (Of 5)
  • G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #214
  • Last Fall #4 (Of 5)
  • Maxx Maxximized #20
  • Millennium #5 (Of 5)
  • My Little Pony Friends Forever #17
  • Samurai Jack #20
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutanimals #4 (Of 4)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #23
  • Transformers Vs G.I. JOE #7
  • Winterworld Frozen Fleet #2 (Of 3)

IMAGE COMICS

  • Airboy #1 (Of 4)
  • Autumnlands Tooth And Claw #6
  • Big Man Plans #3 (Of 4)
  • Covenant #1
  • Death Vigil #7 (Of 8)
  • The Empty #4
  • The Humans #5
  • Jupiter’s Circle #3
  • Mice Templar V Night’s End #3 (Of 5)
  • Minimum Wage So Many Bad Decisions #2 (Of 6)
  • Morning Glories #46
  • Nailbiter #13
  • No Mercy #3
  • Nonplayer #2 (Of 6)
  • The Wicked + The Divine #11
  • Zero #17

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Dead Drop #2 (Of 4)
  • Imperium #5

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He’s Got Issues #173.3: Independents, 5/6/15

BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Arcadia #1
  • Cluster #4
  • Day Men #7
  • Dead Letters #9
  • Feathers #5
  • Halogen #3 (Of 4)
  • Palmiotti And Brady’s The Big Con Job #3 (Of 4)
  • Regular Show #23

DARK HORSE COMICS

  • Angel And Faith Season 10 #14
  • Baltimore The Cult Of The Red King #1 (Of 5)
  • Neverboy #3 (Of 6)
  • Rat God #4 (Of 5)
  • Witcher Fox Children #2 (Of 5)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • John Carter Warlord Of Mars #6
  • Masks 2 #2 (Of 8)
  • Swords Of Sorrow #1 (Of 6)
  • Swords Of Sorrow Chaos Special #1 (One Shot)
  • Uncanny Season 2 #2 (Of 6)

IDW PUBLISHING

  • Orphan Black #3
  • Samurai Jack #19
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutanimals #3 (Of 4)

IMAGE COMICS

  • Artifacts Lost Tales #1
  • Descender #3
  • Elephantmen #64
  • God Hates Astronauts #8
  • Jupiter’s Circle #2
  • Minimum Wage So Many Bad Decisions #1 (Of 6)
  • Nailbiter #12
  • No Mercy #2
  • Roche Limit Clandestiny #1
  • Rocket Girl #6
  • Savage Dragon #203
  • Thief Of Thieves #28
  • Wicked + The Divine #10
  • Zero #16

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Dead Drop #1 (Of 4)
  • Valiant Universe Handbook 2015 Edition #1

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Comics Alternative On Location: Discussing Comics “Returns” at Collected Comics and Games

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“That’s a naked ass right next to my kid’s face”

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Derek is back at his local comic book shop, Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX, and this month he’s talking with customers and employees about returns. This is not about customers being unhappy with their purchases and then coming back into the shop to demand their money back. By “returns,” Derek is referring to the various titles, characters, and events that are making reappearances after years of silence or of being out of currency. This is an appropriate topic because over the past year there have been a number of works that have come back or that have been reassertion themselves in new forms. For example, they get the conversation going, surprisingly enough, with a discussion of Bob Fingerman’s Minimum Wage, which came back through Image Comics last year. The people who were there to talk with Derek — Krystle, Shea, Craig, Matthew, and Michael — were divided on this title, with some appreciating it, some not liking it, and one or two not even knowing what it is. But the conversation soon turns to more popular mainstream books that have been reappearing on the shelves, such as the new Star Wars comics published through (and returning to) Marvel. This leads to a brief discussion among the participants of other Marvel characters who are once again getting more panel space, such as Howard the Duck. While almost everyone there likes Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones’s new series, Derek is the odd man out because Howard’s heavy-handed insertion into the Marvel Universe is not to his liking, and he sees the new premise as an easy and predictable ploy. But they discuss other returns as well, such as the Big Two’s return to universe-altering events, Convergence and Secret Wars; old titles coming back after Convergence but with very different creators, such as Gene Luen Yang (Superman), Ming Doyle (Constantine: The Hellblazer), and Sonny Liew (Dr. Fate); AiT/Planet Lar’s Astronauts in Trouble coming out from Image (although Derek can’t remember the title, for some reason); reprints of famous underground comix coming out in (expensive) collections from Fantagraphics; and more terror from Junji Ito in the form of Fragments of Horror and the new deluxe edition of Gyo. Of course, there are a lot of returns that the guys didn’t get around to discussing — David Lapham’s Stray Bullets from last year, the recently announced second issue of Nate Simpson’s Nonplayer, and old characters coming back to the Valiant universe — but there’s only so much you can pack into an on-location show before the shop has to close.

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And be sure to return next month for another on-location show during Free Comic Book Day!

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Where Monsters Dwell 290 with Bob Fingerman

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This week on Where Monsters Dwell, we’re welcoming Bob Fingerman to the Monster Cave. Bob has had a long and varied career in comics having worked with such legendary publications as Cracked, Screw, Penthouse Hot Talk, Heavy Metal, National Lampoon and High Times. He also worked on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the 90’s and is the creator of Minimum Wage, a much loved comic from the 90’s that Bob has resurrected at Image Comics.

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Bob Fingerman

Relationships, Porn, and Bill O’Reilly’s Mutated Disembodied Head

BF1On this episode of The Comics Alternatives Interviews, Derek talks with Bob Fingerman, a man who knows what it’s like to work for Minimum Wage. They discuss Bob’s decision to bring back this landmark series though Image Comics, as well as the task of pulling together last year’s Maximum Minimum Wage (also from Image). In the interview, Derek asks Bob about any autobiographical links between him and his protagonist, Rob Hoffman, and he tries to corner Bob on whether or not Rob’s recently Minimum-Wagedivorced spouse, Sylvia Fanucci, will make an appearance in the new series. Bob refuses to be cornered. Along the way they discuss the challenges of building a devoted readership, Bob’s fascination with the apocalypse and zombie stories, his forays into racial/gender politics, the joys (and limitations) of explicit sex and violence, the comics mainstream and “that Bob Fingerman feeling,” and the creative satisfaction one gets from making Bill O’Reilly a mutated and despicable villain of a decimated cultural landscape. (Wait…doesn’t this actually describe the real O’Reilly?) So get out your back issues of Minimum Wage, refresh your memory on Otis Goes Hollywood, search for that lost copy of Finger Filth, and enjoy this conversation with one of the most incisive cultural observers in comics today.

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