PopZ News-Friday September 25 2015
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - PopZ News-Friday September 25 2015
Week Ending September 25th, 2015
In theaters October 2nd
All versions are in stock at this time. This status WILL change
A mission to Mars. A freak accident. One man’s struggle to survive.
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate the planet while
thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars’ surface, completely alone, with
no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive. And even if he could get word out, his
supplies would be gone years before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, Mark
won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment,
or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.
Batman Day is Saturday, September 26th
You will find quite a number of Batman titles in today’s SHOWCASE
including the just released Batman V07 Endgame (ISBN
One of our top selling graphic novels this week was Username: Evie
by Joe Sugg (ISBN 9780762460106
The first book by YouTube star Joe Sugg tells the story of Evie,
a socially-isolated teenage girl who struggles to fit in at high
school. Always looking for a way to escape, she spends her
nights supporting her terminally-ill father, who is tirelessly
working on a computer program. When her father passes away,
Evie is forced to live with her aunt, uncle, and cousin—Mallory—
who is the most popular girl in school and the bane of Evie's
One night, as she's going through her father's computer, Evie
stumbles on a strange file that sucks her into a virtual world. As
Evie explores this strange, new land, she learns it was the
project her father was working so tirelessly on: a virtual Eden
where Evie can get away and be herself. However, Evie is not
alone; Mallory also discovers the world and her presence causes the idyll to descend into
chaos. Now Evie must save the virtual world or lose her last connection to her father.
You can find this title and all the rest of the bestselling graphic novels as
well as bestselling Star Wars titles in today’s attached Bookazine’s
GNOV Bestseller list. You can also go to today’s SHOWCASE to find
out more info and to order the titles from today’s list
Releasing in October
Slaughterhouse 90210 by Maris Kreizman (ISBN 9781250061102
Kurt Vonnegut, meet Brenda Walsh. A wickedly clever and surprisingly profound pop
culture mash-up, based on the blog with more than 150,000 loyal fans.
Praised by Salon as "hilarious" and "artful", O Magazine as "A lovely little corner of the
Internet," and called, "Instant profoundness" by Buzzfeed, Slaughterhouse 90210 pairs
literature's greatest lines with pop
culture's best moments.
In 2009, Maris Kreizman wanted to
combine her fierce love for pop culture
with a lifelong passion for reading, and so
the blog Slaughterhouse 90210 was born.
By matching poignant passages from
literature with popular moments from
television, film, and real life, Maris' work
instantly caught the attention (and
adoration) of thousands. And it's easy to
Slaughterhouse 90210 is subversively
brilliant, finding the depth in the shallows
of reality television, and the levity in
Lahiri. We see Taylor Swift paired with,
"Above all, she is the girl who 'feels
things'. The girl ever wounded, ever
young," by Joan Didion. Tony Soprano,
waist-deep in a pool surrounded by ducks is accompanied by a line from Middlemarch
about, "The patches of hardness and tenderness [that] lie side by side in men's
dispositions." These two pieces of art complement and deepen one another in
surprising, profound, and tender ways.
Slaughterhouse 90210 is a book for anyone with a Netflix account and a library card.
With over 150 color photographs from some of popular culture's most iconic moments,
Kreizman shows why comparing Walter White to Faust makes sense in our celebrity
obsessed, TV crazed society.
DC Boss Diane Nelson Talks Superhero Strategy Vs. Marvel at Variety
Releasing October 6th
The Walking Dead: Invasion (ISBN 9781250058508 $26.99)
The latest novel in the New York Times bestselling series! 17 million fans can't be
Out of the ashes of a devastated Woodbury, Georgia, two
opposing camps of ragtag survivors develop – each one on a
collision course with the other.
Underground, in the labyrinth of ancient tunnels and mine
shafts, Lilly Caul and her motley crew of senior citizens,
misfits, and children struggle to build a new life. But a secret
ambition still burns in Lilly's heart and soul. She wants her
beloved town of Woodbury back from the plague of walkers,
and now the only thing that stands in her way currently roams
the wasted backwaters of Georgia…
Way out in the hinterlands, amidst the rising tide of walkers
that seem to be pushing in from all directions, the psychotic
Reverend Jeremiah Garlitz rebuilds his army of followers with
a diabolical secret weapon. He has designs on the destruction of Lilly and her crew –
the very people who vanquished his cultish church – and now, for the first time, he has
the means to bring a special brand of hell down upon the tunnel dwellers.
The final confrontation between these two human factions unleashes an unthinkable
weapon – forged from the monstrous hordes of undead, perfected by a madman, and
soaked in the blood of innocents.
Nice review of Tim Ginger (ISBN 9781603093507 $19.99)
Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History (ISBN
Go Back to the Future with Doc Brown and
Marty McFly in this visually stunning look at the
creation of one of the most beloved trilogies of
Great Scott! Few films have made an impact on
popular culture like the Back to the Future
trilogy. This deluxe, officially licensed book goes
behind the scenes to tell the complete story of
the making of these hugely popular movies and
how the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc
Brown became an international phenomenon.
Comprehensive, definitive, and published to
coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the date
Marty and Doc travel to in Back to the Future
Part II—October 21, 2015—Back to the Future:
The Ultimate Visual History is the book that fans
have been waiting for.
Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual
History (ISBN 9781608875108 $50.00)
WHO YOU GONNA CALL?
The Ghostbusters saga has been thrilling fans around
the world for over three decades, from the original
movies to the animated shows, comics, video games,
toys, and other collectibles. For the first time,
Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History takes a
comprehensive look at the entire franchise, telling the
complete story behind the creation of a true pop culture
Beginning with an in-depth look at the original film,
Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History delves into
the archives to showcase a wealth of never-before-seen
concept art and photography that will take fans into the production of a true classic. Also
featuring a large section on Ghostbusters II, the book brings together exclusive
interviews with the key players from both films, including director Ivan Reitman; stars
Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver; and producers Michael C. Gross
and Joe Medjuck.
WHO NEWSSeason nine of the current version of BBC America’s Dr Who bows
Saturday, September 19 at 9pm with a two-parter written by
showrunner Steven Moffat. In the premiere, the Doctor will come face
to face with Missy (Michelle Gomez).
‘Doctor Who’ Season 9 Trailer -
Okay, so there are a ton of Dr. Who books. Head on over to today’s
SHOWCASE to pick and choose the ones you want for your displays
YouTube Space LA, Skybound Entertainment and comic book creator
Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) have joined forces to deliver
Halloween-themed content to YouTube. From now until October 29,
YouTube creators at YouTube Space LA will write and shoot videos
inspired by Kirkman’s works. The videos will begin to go live on October 26.
For more on this go to - http://www.thevideoink.com/features/inside-youtube-space-
Black Widow prose novel releases in October
Black Widow Forever Red by Margaret Stohl (ISBN 9781484726433
Enter the world of the Avengers’ iconic master spy…
Natasha Romanoff is one of the world’s most lethal assassins. Trained from a young
age in the arts of death and deception,
Natasha was given the title of Black
Widow by Ivan Somodorov, her brutal
teacher at the Red Room, Moscow’s
infamous academy for operatives.
Ava Orlova is just trying to fit in as an
average Brooklyn teenager, but her life
has been anything but average.The
daughter of a missing Russian
quantum physicist, Ava was once
subjected to a series of ruthless
military experiments—until she was
rescued by Black Widow and placed
under S.H.I.E.L.D. protection. Ava has
always longed to reconnect with her
mysterious savior, but Black Widow
isn’t really the big sister type.
When children all over Eastern Europe
begin to go missing, and rumors of
smuggled Red Room tech light up the
dark net, Natasha suspects her old
teacher has returned—and that Ava
Orlova might be the only one who can
stop him. To defeat the madman who
threatens their future, Natasha and
Ava must unravel their pasts. Only then will they discover the truth about the dark-eyed
boy with an hourglass tattoo who haunts Ava’s dreams. . . .
Black Widow:Forever Red features all the heart-pounding adventure readers expect
from Marvel, written by #1 New York Times best-selling author Margaret Stohl. Uncover
a new side of the Marvel Universe that will thrill loyal fans and newcomers alike, as
Stohl reveals the untold story of Black Widow for the very first time.
Releasing in November
He-Man & the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection
(ISBN 9781616558772 $29.95)
The toy juggernaut Masters of the Universe and its subsequent
action figure lines featured memorable pack-in minicomics that
aided in playtime for children across the world. This oversized
hardcover collection features sixty-eight U.S. releases,
including all minicomics from the ’80s Masters of the Universe
line, the ’80s Princess of Power line, and the ’80s and ’90s He-
Man line, plus an introduction to the minicomics in the current
Masters of the Universe Classics toy line. Relive the illustrated
adventures that fueled your imagination!
Over 1000 pages of minicomics collected for the first time
featuring interviews with the original comics creators!
FYI - The first 11 minicomics that produced were made by DC Comics, who later
produced a 5-issue comic series. All other minicomics, from 1984 and on, were
produced solely by Mattel. The DC minicomics were drawn by Mark Texieram and
Releasing in October - A gripping graphic novel illustrates the challenges of
Iraq War veterans as well as their inspiring triumphs
Walking Wounded: Uncut Stories from
Iraq by Mael & Olivier Morel (ISBN
For hundreds of thousands of young Americans, after
the shock of 9/11, there was Ar Ramadi, Baghdad, Abu
Ghraib… The war in Iraq. Then came the trauma. Olivier
Morel gave them a voice in his compelling documentary
On the Bridge. Walking Wounded isn’t the book of the
documentary but the story of Morel getting close to the
young vets, their troubled experience and lives. So close
he could not avoid living their trauma himself, seeing all
too clearly their vision of the world after their gut-
wrenching experiences. From torment to reflection,
Morel and artist Mael relate through these vets the
impossible return of those who do aspire vividly to get
back to a normal life. The effort is huge, some can’t make it, others score their own
victory by finally turning the corner… a parable for our country’s war sickness.
‘Star Trek: Beyond’ Gets New Release Date
November 2015 will be the final publication month for Rogue AngelTM,
Outlanders®, and Deathlands®. December 2015 will be the final
publication month for SuperBolanTM and StonyMan®.
In 2016/2017, four original Executioner® titles will be published per year
(one title per quarter)
Releasing November 4th
The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman;
Illustrated by: J.H. Williams (ISBN
Twenty-five years after the debut of The Sandman, Neil
Gaiman's legendary series returns in a prequel story
that sets up the original comic series. From the birth of a
galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, The
Sandman: Overture features cameo appearances by
fan-favorite characters such as the Corinthian, Merv
Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King's siblings:
Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction, and Destiny.
Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ Casts Its Cottonmouth
IN STOCK - Luke Cage V01 Second Chances (ISBN
8 Memorable Comics Screw-Ups
AMC has greenlit new series Preacher, based on the 1990s comic book franchise by
Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Seth Rogen, who is exec-producing the project with Evan
Goldberg (This Is the End), released the news on Twitter. AMC followed with an official
announcement. The series centers on Jesse Custer, a conflicted Texas preacher who is
inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop unconventional power.
Click HERE for Preacher titles plus everything else in today’s PopZNews
Attack on Pizza! (or: A live-action scene done anime-style)
Slowly but surely, Marvel is taking over Netflix. Marvel’s Jessica Jones, the new
action series starring Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad, Don’t Trust the B---- In Apartment
23), has an official start date: November 20, 2015. Ritter plays a former
superhero who becomes a New York City private eye - which is arguably harder than
being a superhero.
Check out today’s SHOWCASE for forthcoming ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ graphic
George R.R. Martin to play a zombie signing his new book on Z Nation
Releasing Oct 6th
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin,
Illustrated by Gary Gianni (ISBN 9780345533487 $30.00)
Never-before-collected stories from George R. R.
Martin set in the bestselling Game of Thrones
world, 90 years before Game of Thrones begins!
Complete with 160 black-and-white illustrations.
Taking place nearly a century before the events of
A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven
Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel
novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing
masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-
before-collected adventures recount an age when
the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and
the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed
from living consciousness.
Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there
was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately
courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall
towers above his rivals—in stature if not
experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire,
a boy called Egg—whose true name (hidden from
all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen. Though more improbable heroes may
not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two . . . as do
powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.
Cover of Wonder Woman V01 Earth One (ISBN
9781401229788 $22.99) – This title releases in April of 2016
IN STOCK - SAGA V5 (ISBN 9781632154385 $14.99) by Brian K.
Vaughn & Fiona Staples
Saga V1 (ISBN 9781607066019, $9.99)
Saga V2 (ISBN 9781607066927, $14.99)
Saga V3 (ISBN 9781607069317, $14.99)
Saga V4 (ISBN 9781632150776, $14.99)
Saga Deluxe HC omnibus (includes the first 3 volumes + bonus materials) (ISBN
The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of the
World's Finest Actor (ISBN 9781594748011 $22.95)
He’s the sort of actor who can do Hamlet and Charlie’s Angels in the same year. He
shuns managers and agents and once agreed to voice the
part of Garfield because he mistakenly believed it was a
Coen brothers film. Bill Murray’s extraordinary career is rich
with fascinating anecdotes, contradictions, and mystery,
from his early success on Saturday Night Live and the
biggest blockbusters of the 1980s (Caddyshack, Stripes,
Tootsie, Ghostbusters) to his reinvention as a hipster icon in
the early 21st century (in films like Lost in Translation and
Moonrise Kingdom). And now you can get your fill of Bill:
part biography, part critical appreciation, part love letter, and
all fun, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray chronicles every
single Murray performance in loving detail, relating all the
milestones, yarns, and controversy in the life of this beloved
but enigmatic performer. These pages are packed with color film stills and behind-the-
Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée) and Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) are taking flight on The CW this
season, and the network has released the first photo of the two DC Comics heroes in
costume. They’ll make their debut together in crossover episodes of “Arrow” and “The
Flash” before spinoff series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” premieres at
“Intro to Alien Invasion smuggles a sly, affectionate portrait of today’s train wreck college campus
culture inside a fast-paced alien invasion saga. I couldn’t stop reading it!"
Patton Oswalt, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Silver Screen Fiend"
IN STOCK - Intro to Alien Invasion (ISBN 9781476763408
In this wildly entertaining collaboration, novelists Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier
team up with illustrator Nancy Ahn to present a wickedly funny graphic novel about an
alien invasion on a college campus.
Stacey, a brilliant, overachieving astrobiology major at Fenton College, had planned on
just another lonely Spring Break on campus. But
when a hurricane batters the small college town,
downing power lines and knocking out cell phone
reception, Stacey and her friends are stranded with
no way to communicate with the outside world at the
worst possible moment: in the midst of an alien
As space insects begin to burrow into students and
staff, transforming them into slobbering, babbling
monsters, a conglomeration of misfits must band
together to prevent the infestation from spreading.
Meanwhile, Stacey’s long-stifled romantic feelings for
her friend Charlotte begin to surface, while the
professor she had admired and respected becomes
the students’ worst enemy.
Illustrated with enormous wit and dynamism—mixing classic tropes from science fiction,
indie comics, B-movies, and campus culture—this graphic novel is something different,
a large-scale action/adventure story as seen from the point-of-view of a contemporary,
realistic heroine. The result is a funny and singular work unlike anything else you’ve
“Fun, fresh, and witty, Intro to Alien Invasion is somehow both a hilarious send-up and a heartfelt,
unfettered celebration of the genre."
Jonathan Tropper, "New York Times" bestselling author of THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU
Shane Brennan to Adapt Ian McDonald’s Sci-Fi Book ‘Luna’ as TV
Luna: New Moon (ISBN 9780765375513 $27.99) releases Sept. 22nd
There has been a lot of buzz about JRR Tolkien’s ‘The Story of Kullervo’.
Many of the articles tout an October release. Unfortunately that is in the UK. Right now I
am seeing a US release of April 2016. As we find out more we will pass it on.
Oh, BTW, Peter Jackson is trying to figure out how to make it into a trilogy!!
7 graphic novels to get lost in this fall
Ann Tenna by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
Honor Girl byMaggie Thrash
The Marvels by Brian Selznick
The Sleeper & the Spindle by Neil Gaiman & Chris
Killing & Dying by Adrian Tomine
City of Clowns by Daniel Alarcón
Trashed by Derf Backderf
For more info on the titles above please see today’s SHOWCASE
From Flavorwire - The 10 Best Sci-Fi and
Fantasy Novels of 2015 So Far
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Whispering Swarm by Michael Moorcock
Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman
Mort(e) by Robert Repino
Mechanical by Ian Tregillis
Chocky by John Wyndham
Vorrh by Brian Catling
Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace
Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton
Just City by Jo Walton
You can find ordering info for all of the titles in the article in today’s SHOWCASE
Releasing in November
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas-The Graphic Novel (ISBN
Releasing in December –
The Art of Star Wars: The Force
Awakens (ISBN 9781419717802 $40.00)
Star Wars Sonnet Generator -
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
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.
R.I.P. Jack Larson
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