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Ssalefish GSO First Look #74 for 8.29.18

 Above: DVD Box Art by Bill Sienkiewicz.  Thumbnail: Scott Pilgrim mash-up by Annie Wu.

Above: DVD Box Art by Bill Sienkiewicz.

Thumbnail: Scott Pilgrim mash-up by Annie Wu.

I've been on a Venture Bros. deep dive. The only thing I can trace it back to is thinking about heading up to New York Comic Con in October, where five years ago I saw the best panel I've ever attended, Let's All Smoking, hosted by show creator Jackson Publick and his main man Doc Hammer. Whatever it was, I've been rewatching the whole series from the beginning (if you don't like that episode, you don't like one of my all-time Top 5 moments of TV), reading all of the behind the scenes junk on every episode in the Go Team Venture art book from Dark Horse, and completing my 8" Biff Bang Pow figure collection.

The two things that have struck me the most are 1) how many comic people were involved (Power of Shazam's Mike Manley, The Tick's Ben Edlund, Black Canary's Annie Wu, the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz), yet no comics were ever created for it even though Jackson Publick originally planned to do the series as a comic and 2) I wish we had done more of an Astrobase Go aesthetic with the store's decor and our personalities.

Also, I'll be at Geeksboro Battle Pub's Totally Free Craft Fair on Saturday, August 25th from 11 AM - 3:30 PM testing out our wares for Greensboro Comicon, so come by if you'd like first crack at a deal on comics or toys and grab a plate of the best tater tots in town!

The following titles are scheduled for release on Wednesday, August 29th excluding some re-orders and providing nothing changes by the time the final invoice arrives on Monday:

  • Amazing Spider-man Venom Epic Collection TP
  • Baby Sitters Club TP vol. 6
  • Batgirl #26 - variant cover by Joshua Middleton, in a completely different style than we've seen from him lately!
  • Batgirl Annual #2
  • Batman A Lot of Li'l Gotham TP - collecting the entire 12-issue all-ages series from inker Derek Fridolfs and acclaimed artist Dustin Nguyen!
  • Beyonders #1
  • Blackwood #4 - final issue!
  • Bone Parish #2
  • Brothers Dracul #5
  • Captain America Promised Land TP
  • Catwoman Tweety & Sylvester Special #1
  • Cyberforce #5
  • Daredevil Annual #1
  • Deadpool Assassin #6 - final issue!
  • Edge of Spider-Geddon #2 - revisiting Gerard Way's Sp//dr from the original Spider-Verse!
  • Euthanauts #2
  • Exiles #7
  • Extermination #2
  • Fantastic Four #1 - reprinting the landmark first issue of the World's Greatest Comic Magazine exactly as it originally appeared, including the ads!
  • G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #255 - celebrating 100 issues in it's modern, revived run at IDW!
  • Harbinger Wars 2 #4 - final issue!
  • Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica HC
  • Harley Quinn & Gossamer Special #1
  • Hillbilly Red-Eyed Witchery From Beyond #1
  • House Amok #1
  • Hunt for Wolverine Dead Ends #1
  • I Hate Fairyland TP vol. 4
  • Isola #5
  • Jim Henson Fraggle Rock #4
  • Joker & Daffy Duck Special #1
  • Judas TP
  • Judge Dredd Under Siege #4 - final issue!
  • La Muerta Retribution #1
  • Lady Mechanika Dame Sans Merci #2
  • Lex Luthor & Porky Pig Special #1
  • Marvel Two-in-One #9
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Shattered Grid #1 - featuring a holofoil cover appropriate for the conclusion of the biggest MMPR event of all time!
  • Modern Fantasy #3
  • Moon Knight #198
  • Ms. Marvel #33
  • My Little Pony Ponyville Mysteries #4
  • New Gods by Jack Kirby TP
  • New Mutants Dead Souls #6 - final issue!
  • New World #2
  • Nightwing Annual #1
  • Penny Dreadful #11
  • Previews #360
  • Red Hood & the Outlaws Annual #2
  • Red Sonja #20
  • Rick & Morty #41
  • Rick & Morty & Dungeons & Dragons #1
  • Runaways #12
  • Scarlet #1
  • Silencer Annual #1
  • Star Wars Adventures #13
  • Star Wars Lando Double or Nothing #4
  • Star Wars Last Jedi Adaptation TP
  • Star Wars Poe Dameron Annual #2
  • Starcraft Scavangers #2
  • Superior Spider-man Complete TP vol. 2
  • Swashbucklers Saga Continues #5
  • Tank Girl All Stars #3
  • TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road #5 - final issue!
  • Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel #3
  • Venom First Host #1
  • Walk Through Hell #4
  • Wayward #28
  • Wed of Ve-Nam #1
  • X-23 #3
  • X-Files Case Files Hoot Goes There #2 - final issue!
  • X-Men Blue #34
  • X-Men Grand Design Second Genesis #2 - final issue!
  • X-O Manowar #18