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New GARFIELD collection to be released September 5th
THE GARFIELD SHOW VOL. 7
In stores September 5th
From the official Papercutz press release . . . . . .
Look who the cat dragged in!
On September 5, the famous feline returns in THE GARFIELD SHOW VOL. 7: "Desperately Seeking Pooky," which features three stories based upon the original characters by the legendary Jim Davis! In "High Scale," Garfield receives a terrible ultimatum from the vet: lose two piunds in a week or get sent to Maggie's Cat Spa, where lunch is a single pea! Then, in "Freaky Monday," Garfield gets a dose of karmic justice as he and Odie switch bodies. Finally, in the title story, Garfield’s beloved stuffed teddy bear, Pookie, has been stolen off the clothesline and he and Odie must go to great lengths to scour the neighborhood for their stuffed comrade.
The Garfield comic strip appears in more than 2,100 newspapers, read by more than 200 million people every day. But for those of you who crave more wacky hijinks featuring everyone's favorite feline, the stories in "Desperately Seeking Pooky," which were assembled under the guidance of Jim Davis, are for you!
Papercutz will release volume seven of THE GARFIELD SHOW in hardcover (ISBN: 9781629917450, $9.99) and paperback (ISBN: 9781629917443, $7.99) on September 5, 2017.
SANDMAN Vol. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES TPB: Sandman Vol. 1 Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg
With Neil Gaiman revisiting the Sandman universe with his new mini, Sandman: Overture, this seemed like a good time to review his original masterpiece. In the first volume, the Sandman is captured by a rich occultist who endeavors to capture Death and make it do his bidding. Instead, he captures the Sandman whom he imprisons for 70 years. Eventually escaping, he learns that the symbols of his office have since been turned into powerful relics used by the mystical community. On a search for the symbols of his station from which he draws power, the Sandman must deal with Constantine, go through Hell itself, and stop a deranged inmate of Arkham who suddenly has power and the sick mind to put it to use. Neil Gaiman likely needs no introduction if you’re familiar with Sandman. It’s his best known work and one of the few graphic novels ever to make the New York Times Bestselle…
SINK #3 (Comix Tribe, December 20, 2017 release date) “A Head Full Of Wasps”. Story by John Lees. Art and Colours by Alex Cormack. Letters by Shawn Lee. Logo by Tim Daniel. Sink #3 will make you see red. Blood red. It’s splashed all over the pages of this story, seeping into each and every panel, even before the violence begins. “A Head Full Of Wasps” speaks to the buzzing that occurs in so many brainpans in these troubled and violent times - - and the red that is visualized when some of us experience injustice, brutality, cruelty, or abuse and then seek retribution, revenge, and bloody justice. If only everyone could read this story, and then remember it whenever their cheeks flush with anger - - and think before they act. Yeah, I’m a pipe dreamer. I also just set out to write a review. Don’t know why I’m treating SINK #3 like this is a morality fable. Have you ever read a simple but well-written story that leads to your thinking outside the box about oth…
I’m not going to dwell on the real world here (not my expertise), just share some high points of 2017 from the BC Refugees blog . . . . . .It was a busy year for BC Refugees, with 383 articles posted to the site in 2017. The big majority of those were news releases and special previews from various publishers, as detailed below. We don’t post every single press release received, just the ones I believe will be of interest to my readers. Of course, some publishers send me more content than others. Some send me nothing. These included:Valiant Entertainment (70 posts), IDW Publishing (69), Papercutz (11), Alterna (9), Comixology (7), Aazurn/Gary Scott Beatty (6), Amigo (5), ComixTribe (4), Tidal Wave (3), Pro Se Press (3), Sequart Org (3), Marvel (3), Aftershock (2), Devils Due (2), Tinto Press (1), Ramon Gil (1), Chapterhouse (1), Red Stylo Media (1), American Mythology (1), Starwarp Concepts (1), and Lotus Enterprises (1). I also covered several c…