PopZ News-Friday June 26 2015
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - PopZ News-Friday June 26 2015
Week Ending June 26th, 2015
Releasing in July
S.H.I.E.L.D. V01: Perfect Bullets (ISBN 9780785193623 $17.99)
High-tech weapons. High-stakes missions. High-octane adventure! For the men and
women of S.H.I.E.L.D., it's just another day in the field! Special Agent Phil Coulson
brings together the best and the brightest, the gifted and the elite, normal people and
superhumans from across the Marvel Universe on an as-needed basis to confront,
combat and curtail dangers beyond the scope of any conventional peace-keeping force!
COLLECTING: S.H.I.E.L.D. 1-6
Harlan Ellison is revolting: Speculative Fiction and the revolution of
Back in stock soon
Tokyo Ghoul V01 (ISBN 9781421580364
Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every
way—except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is
an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns
him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped
between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn
more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.
Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful
Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body—
eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue
transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid,
Ken is drawn into
‘Dark Matter’ – Friday’s on SyFy
Dark Matter V01: Rebirth (ISBN 9781595829986 $14.99)
The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches
of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how
they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full of weaponry and a
destination—a remote mining colony that is about to become a war zone! With no idea
whose side they are on, they face a deadly decision. Will these amnesiacs turn their
backs on history, or will their pasts catch up with them?
Releasing November 3rd, ‘The Wheel of Time Companion’
(ISBN 9780765314611 $39.99)
Episodes of Doctor Who began airing on the Disney XD channel on June
13th, in an effort to reach young viewers.
Some key new releases coming include:
The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who (ISBN 9780062386960
$19.99) June release
Doctor Who stories are many things: thrilling adventures, historical dramas, tales of love
and war and jelly babies. They’re also science fiction—but how much of the science is
actually real, and how much is really fiction?
Box Set-Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time & Space Collection
(ISBN 9781405921978 $39.99) August release
Doctor Who: Heroes and Monsters Collection (ISBN
9781405922685 $9.99) September release
Doctor Who: Official Annual 2016 (ISBN 9781405920018 $12.99)
Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairytales (9781405920025 $16.99)
Wytches V01 (ISBN 9781632153807 $9.99)
Creators: Scott Snyder, JOCK
From Flavorwire – The super-creepy Wytches will have you hooked within the first few
pages — and also terrified. Wytches brilliantly reinvents the witch genre, in a tale
centering on the Rooks family, particularly daughter Sailor, and the eerie occurrences in
the woods. Wytches can be brutal and horrifying, but once you get to the end of the first
issue, there’s already no turning back.
Just released – The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (ISBN
Carolyn’s not so different from the other human beings around her. She’s sure of it.
She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak.
She knows how to use a phone. She even
remembers what clothes are for.
After all, she was a normal American herself,
That was a long time ago, of course—before the
time she calls “adoption day,” when she and a
dozen other children found themselves being
raised by a man they learned to call Father.
Father could do strange things. He could call light
from darkness. Sometimes he raised the dead.
And when he was disobeyed, the consequences
In the years since Father took her in, Carolyn
hasn’t gotten out much. Instead, she and her
adopted siblings have been raised according to
Father’s ancient Pelapi customs. They’ve studied
the books in his library and learned some of the
secrets behind his equally ancient power.
Sometimes, they’ve wondered if their cruel tutor
might secretly be God.
Now, Father is missing. And if God truly is dead,
the only thing that matters is who will inherit his library—and with it, power over all of
As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to come, fierce competitors for this
prize align against her.
But Carolyn can win. She’s sure of it. What she doesn’t realize is that her victory may
come at an unacceptable price—because in becoming God, she’s forgotten a great deal
about being human.
In Shelf Awareness --Kerry McHugh, blogger at Entomology of a Bookworm said… At
times humorous, more often dark and frightening, and always fast-paced, The Library at
Mount Char is an epic fantasy novel that is remarkable for its imagination and originality.
Neil Gaiman’s, American Gods (ISBN 9780380789030 $7.99)
Gets Starz Series Order
Releasing in July – ‘They're Not like Us V01’
(ISBN 9781632153142 $9.99)
They're Not like Us V01 follows Syd after she’s saved
by a group of adolescents with similarly special
abilities, a group that is led by The Voice, a man with
questionable motives, mysterious origins, and even
more suspect morals. The more answers Syd seeks to
glean from her new peers, the more secrets she
uncovers—each one more unsettling than the last
The first six issues will be collected into a trade
paperback and made available this July.
Adult coloring book craze continues!!!
Releasing in October - George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Coloring Book (ISBN 9781101965764 $15.95)
Game of Thrones joins the new adult coloring book craze! All new art
commissioned specifically for this book.
A coloring book featuring illustrations inspired by George R.R. Martin's A
Song of Ice and Fire series.
Also releasing in October - Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Coloring
Book (ISBN 9780399177538 $15.95)
A coloring book featuring original illustrations inspired by the sights and
scenes of Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander series.
We’ll have more info as we get closer to the release dates
Bradley Cooper, Graham King, Todd Phillips Adapting ‘Hyperion’ (ISBN
9780553283686 $7.99) as Syfy Event Series
Saga V05 (ISBN 9781632154385 $14.99) releases Oct. 6th
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: You won't see any punching in the 'Sandman'
A Satisfying Steampunk Saga Winds Up In 'Clockwork Crown' (ISBN
Michael Bay is attached to direct Wesley Chu’s Time Salvager (ISBN
9780765377180 $25.99) – July 7th
Warner Bros. won a heated bidding war for the movie rights to Uprooted (ISBN
9780804179034 $25.00), the new fantasy novel from Hugo Award-nominated
Naomi Novik, the author behind the dragon-laced Temeraire book series.
Making a rare foray into features with the tome is Ellen DeGeneres, who will produce
the adaptation with Jeff Kleeman. Kleeman, her partner at A Very Good Production
banner, identified the book and brought it to DeGeneres.
See today’s ‘Showcase’ for this and other Naomi Novik titles
Releasing in July 7th – Tim & Eric's
Zone Theory: 7 Easy Steps to
Achieve a Perfect Life by Tim
Heidecker, Eric Wareheim (ISBN
From Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, two of
the 21st century's most vital and creative minds,
comes a brand new, inspirational, and game-
changing life system that promises to instantly
provide wellness, happiness, and total, absolute
Now taking orders for the August release of….
The End of All Things by John Scalzi (ISBN 9780765376077 $24.99)
Hugo-award winning author John
Scalzi returns to his best-selling
Old Man's War universe with the
direct sequel to 2013's The
Humans expanded into
space...only to find a universe
populated with multiple alien
species bent on their destruction.
Thus was the Colonial Union
formed, to help protect us from a
hostile universe. The Colonial
Union used the Earth and its
excess population for colonists
and soldiers. It was a good
arrangement...for the Colonial
Union. Then the Earth said: no
Now the Colonial Union is living on
borrowed time-a couple of
decades at most, before the ranks
of the Colonial Defense Forces
are depleted and the struggling
human colonies are vulnerable to
the alien species that have been
waiting for the first sign of
weakness, to drive humanity to
ruin. And there's another problem: A group, lurking in the darkness of space, playing
human and alien against each other-and against their own kind -for their own unknown
In this collapsing universe, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson and the Colonial Union
diplomats he works with race against the clock to discover who is behind attacks on the
Union and on alien races, to seek peace with a suspicious, angry Earth, and keep
humanity's union intact...or else risk oblivion, and extinction-and the end of all things.
You will find this title and many more John Scalzi titles in today’s
DreamWorks Studios Acquires Michael Crichton’s ‘Micro’ (ISBN
Go Team Venture!!!
Releasing in November
The Art of the Venture Brothers by Christopher
McCullough, Doc Hammer, Illustrated by Jackson
Publick (ISBN 9781616554415 $39.99)
This massive coffee table book includes original artwork, character
designs, storyboards, painted backgrounds, and props from every
episode of The Venture Bros. to date, with accompanying
commentary on the development of the series from co-creators
Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer!
Hugo and Nebula award winning SF classic
Channing Tatum On ‘The Forever War’ (ISBN 9780312536633 $14.99)
As Warner Bros., Sony Battle For It
Releasing October 2015
Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir
(ISBN 9781501107726 $30.00)
In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend
and co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a
legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy
and the story of how modern comics came to be.
Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most
legendary name in the history of comic books, he has been
the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and has
brought to life—and into the mainstream—some of the world’s
best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his
career. His stories—filled with superheroes struggling with
personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously
unseen psychological complexity—added wit and subtlety to a
field previously locked into flat portrayals of good vs. evil. Lee
put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new
mythology for the twentieth century.
In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by
celebrated artist Colleen Doran—Lee tells the story of his life with the same inimitable
wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his
impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his
military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s
to the current resurgence in movies, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of
a man and the legacy of an industry and career.
This funny, moving, and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans
of comic books and graphic novels of every age.
For ordering info on all the above titles, visit our
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