Geek Picks for August 21st, 2019!
With school starting back for millions of college students, the comic shops are going to be packed! This might be an important week to get in an early call to your favorite store and request a pull or two. Let our staff of knowledgeable comic book fans help you with your selection with their Geek Picks for August 21st, 2019.
Tony: The Land That Time Forgot #1
American Mythology continues it’s amazing run of classic reprints with this two-parter based on a 1975 B-movie that starred Troy McClure. Not seen in print in over 40 years, The Land That Time Forgot was originally printed by Marvel Comics as graphic magazine in the pages of Marvel Movie Premiere. For collectors of vintage comics who might have always wanted this book but never could find or afford it, this is a great way to check one of those grails off of your wish list!
Writer: Marve Wolfman
Artist: Sonny Trinidad
Journey with us back in time to the groovy era of the ’70s when magazine sized graphic novels roamed the Earth and fans thrilled to the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ film, The Land That Time Forgot, in theaters! Tyler Bowen is lost in a world of prehistoric terrors and creatures of legend. But he’s not alone, for a submarine of German soldiers has also become stranded here, bringing modern monsters into the primeval world. The incredible story is collected here in beautiful black & white for the first time in over four decades!
Publisher: American Mythology
Rating: N/A, previously published without a rating
Charles Schulz’s Linus: A Peanuts Collection
For those of you who have need a security blanket to make it through a rough day, this collection of Peanuts comics and cartoons are the perfect pick-me-up.
Writer: Charles Schulz
Artist: Charles Schulz
Linus Van Pelt. The benevolent, blanket-clutching philosopher always has a kind word for everybody, especially his best friend, Charlie Brown, and even for his bossy older sister, Lucy.
This hardcover collection includes stories from across all eras of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts, so grab your favorite blanket, and get ready to share some laughs as you await the Great Pumpkin!
Thomas: Savage Sword of Conan #8
After Jim Zub brought his A game last issue I have been eagerly awaiting the second part of this story. With a stated desire of putting Conan in a situation that we have never scene him in before Zub cast Conan as a reluctant gambler. Now with the score tied between him and his advisory and no way to fight his way out Conan’s got to play the hand he’s dealt. Last issue had me thinking about it long after I had put it away. Hopefully, after this we will see more of Conan the Cunning as well as Conan the Barbarian!
Writer: Jim Zub
Artist: Patrick Zircher
NEVER DWELL ON THE HAND YOU’RE DEALT – EVEN IF IT’S DEATH!
“CONAN THE GAMBLER” PART 2!
- CONAN’s job as a bodyguard in Shadizar lands him in a deadly game of SERPENT’S BLUFF!
- But if the cards are in Conan’s favor, will this absolve his debt or land him in further danger?
- It’ll take more than luck to win the prize this time!
- PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella “THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE”!
Publisher: Marvel Comics
William: Superman: Year One #2 (of 3)
Writer: Frank Miller
Artist: Danny Miki, John Romita Jr
Clark Kent’s journey of self-discovery continues in the second installment of Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s remarkable reimagining of Superman’s origin story. This chapter takes young Clark to the Pacific coast and beyond, as he discovers a place as sensational as he is…Atlantis! There he meets new people, finds love, clashes with gargantuan beasts and discovers the man he’s meant to be.
Publisher: DC Comics/Black Label
Gaumer: Transformers ’84 #0
Throwing it WAY back to the 1980s, IDW Publishing is dropping a prequel issue to the comic that literally started it all…for me anyways. In the 1980s I was in to two things: G.I. Joe and Transformers. So my dad bought me some Joe and TF comics on the regular, eventually some X-Men and Avengers fell into the mix, and the rest, as they say, is history. My love for comics began there, and it was all thanks, in great part, to this series. I’m not putting a whole lot on the story here, but that art alone is enough to get me waxing nostalgia in the best of ways. Transformers 84 #0, the prequel I’ve always wanted, is on the top of my comic stack this week.
Writer: Simon Furman
Artist: Guido Guidi
An all-new prequel to the original 1984 Transformers #1! Celebrating 35 years of Transformers!
War has gripped the planet Cybertron, but an even deadlier threat looms-an asteroid belt powerful enough to destroy the metal world unless Autobot Field Commander Optimus Prime and his heroic recruits can clear a path for the planet. But what other motivations does Prime have for this mission? And how does it tie to a secret on Earth in the eleventh century?
Celebrating 35 years of TRANSFORMERS!
Reuniting the Transformers: Regeneration One team of Simon Furman and Guido Guidi!
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Brian: Ghost-Spider #1
I have been a fan of Spider-Gwen form the beginning, so naturally when an new title drops with her as the lead, I’m in. My hype for this series goes beyond my bias for the character though. For the first time, Gwen Stacy, Ghost Spider will find her way from Earth -65 and drop into the 616 with everyone else. After all Gwen did to save the universe in “Spider-Geddon”, it’s very deserving for her to get a story with some continuity that’s going to stick and that may actually mean something in the universe that is Marvel.
Writer: Seanan McGuire
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
- With a cloud of infamy hanging over her head on Earth-65, GWEN STACY now travels to Earth-616 for super hero action… and school?!
- The newest student at ESU is about to get a crash course in multiversity as she splits her time between the world she loves and the world she’s just getting to know!
- But what devious villain has eyes on Gwen’s travels?
- Is Gwen ready for what comes next?
Publisher: Marvel Comics