Announcements & Local Events for June 2018

We are NOT AFFILIATED with any of the following, but they all seem like cool local stuff for us to support.

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Boston Magazine is doing their annual Best of Boston Readers Poll & they FINALLY have an entry for Comic Shops! And we’re not on it. BUT, you could write us in! Or vote for your favorite! Thank you.

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/best-of-boston-readers-poll/

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Scout Magazine‘s Honored Nominations for their Cambridge edition is a Google form. They don’t have an entry for comic shops, but you could put us in under Bookstores!

https://goo.gl/forms/YFGducJ2W0117PGl2

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Being True LGBTQ Comics Anthology Kickstarter is LIVE!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/586200780/being-true-lgbtq-comics-anthology

Being True is a comics anthology celebrating LGBTQ life and identity! Our stories combine fiction and nonfiction and span all genres.

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Personal Comics Workshop
Thursday, June 7
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
The Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington Street, Brookline
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/personal-comics-workshop-tickets-46225475642

Receive an introduction to comics-making from concept to inking from author/illustrator Jonathan Todd. Jonathan will share with you:
• Exposure to zine-style autobiographical and personal comics i.e. drawing comics about personal experiences and thoughts, such as the work of Ms. Gabrielle Bell (https://www.patreon.com/posts/13518637)
• How to break down a scene from their story into panels using thumbnail sketches
• How to clearly letter a comics page
• How to pencil a page
• How to ink a page, including exposure to brush and ink and pen and ink
*For ages 10 – 18 *
*Generously provided through the Sperber Fund*

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Learn Something New: Understanding Comics
Monday, June 18
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
The Public Library of Brookline – Brookline Village, 361 Washington Street, Brookline
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-something-new-understanding-comics-registration-45005946999

Comics are their own storytelling format and can tell all kinds of stories. Whether you pour over the Sunday comic strips, read stacks of Japanese manga, or settle in with the latest graphic novel memoir, there is a title for you. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Scott McCloud’s landmark text Understanding Comics, a guide to how comics work written in the format. Everyone from new comics readers to long-time enthusiasts are invited to join the library’s resident comics expert Robin Brenner to learn how to decode visual cues, read in between the panels, and understand how this hybrid medium engages our brains.
This event is part of the Learn Something New series. Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 30 May 2018



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The Boston Comics Roundtable, our favorite local indie comics group, is releasing BEING TRUE, an LGBTQ comics anthology that is an uploifting celebration of LGBTQ lie and identity. The stories blend fiction and nonfiction, from fantasy and superhero comics to real and touching stories from the artists’ lives. While many local creators were tapped for this project, the anthology also includes contributors from as far as Brazil and Poland.

KICKSTARTER LAUNCHES 29 May 2018: http://beingtrue.bostoncomics.com

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Shortages

OVERLORD LIGHT NOVEL HC VOL 07

Delayed by Diamond

DEVILMAN VS HADES GN VOL 01

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Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 30 May 2018

100 MANGA ARTISTS HC BIBLIOTHECA ED NEW Printing
Edited by TASCHEN AMERICA L.L.C.

Since the original TASCHEN edition of Manga Design, Japan’s comic phenomenon has produced yet more captivating characters and a whole host of hot new talents. This revised and updated edition delivers the lowdown on the latest and the greatest makers and shapers of the manga scene. Through an A-Z directory, we discover the superstars, both human and fictional, of what is now a vast global industry, inspiring advertisers, filmmakers, creative professionals, millions of avid fans, not to mention an entire cosplay lifestyle, in which manga devotees in elaborate costume meet to celebrate the existence of their characters at huge conventions from Los Angeles to Leipzig.

ABBOTT #5 (OF 5)
ADV OF JOHN BLAKE GN
ADVENTURE TIME 100 PROJECT TP
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 LEG
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #19 LEG
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS TP VOL 03 EIGHT YRS LATER
AQUAMAN JABBERJAW SPECIAL #1
ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #289
ARCHIES TP VOL 01
ART OF JIM STARLIN LIFE IN WORDS & PICTURES HC
BANE CONQUEST #11 (OF 12)
BARRIER #5 (OF 5) (MR)
BATMAN PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING ROBIN VS RAS AL GHUL #1
BATWOMAN TP VOL 02 WONDERLAND REBIRTH
BLACK LIGHTNING HONG KONG PHOOEY SPECIAL #1
BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 05 AVENGERS OF NEW WORLD PART 2

BLACKWOOD #1 (OF 4)

(W) Evan Dorkin (A) Veronica Fish (CA) Becky Cloonan
From the multi-Eisner award-winning creator of Beasts of Burden and the artist of Archie and Slam comes this supernatural fantasy about a magical murder in a sorcery school. When four teenagers with haunted pasts enroll in Blackwood College — a school that trains students in the occult — their desire to enhance their supernatural abilities and bond with others is hampered by an undead dean’s curse, ghosts in their dorm, a mischievous two-headed mummy-chimp, a plague of mutant insects, and the discovery of an ancient evil that forces our heroes to undergo a crash course in the occult for the sake of the world.

BLOODBORNE #4 (OF 4) (MR)
BRILLIANT TRASH #6
BROKEN GLORY FINAL YEARS OF ROBERT F KENNEDY HC
DAREDEVIL #603 LEG
DC PREVIEWS #2
DESCENDER #30
DIDNT I SAY MAKE ABILITIES AVERAGE NOVEL SC VOL 01
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #525
DODO ORIGINAL GN
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #5 (OF 12)
FLASH SPEED BUGGY SPECIAL #1
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #252
GOLD DIGGER #253
GRASS KINGS #15
GREEN ARROW ANNUAL #2
GREEN LANTERNS ANNUAL #1
GUMBALLS GN
HACK SLASH RESURRECTION #7 (MR)
HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (OF 4)
HARROW COUNTY #31
HELM #2
HILLBILLY #10
IMAGE PLUS #10 (WYTCHES THE BAD EGG PT 10)
INFINITY COUNTDOWN CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
INJUSTICE GROUND ZERO TP VOL 02

INVADER ZIM I LOVE TACOS LAPEL PIN

If you love Invader Zim as much as you love tacos, you need this pin! The pin is made from soft enamel and measures about 1.5″ tall.

JIM HENSON LABYRINTH CORONATION #4 (OF 12)
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #6 (MR)
JUPITER JET TP VOL 01
JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #4 (OF 4)
KILL OR BE KILLED #19 (MR)
LAZARUS #28 (MR)
LOCKJAW #4 (OF 4) LEG
LOVE & ROCKETS ROCKSTAR T-SHIRT BUNDLE
MAN OF STEEL #1 (OF 6)
MARVEL PREVIEWS VOL 04 #11 JUNE 2018
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #6 LEG

MECH CADET YU TP VOL 01

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Takeshi Miyazawa
Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It’s a great honor to be chosen, but this year… well, the wrong kid was picked. Greg Pak ( Totally Awesome Hulk ) and Takeshi Miyazawa ( Ms. Marvel ) team up for an action-packed and heartfelt underdog story about the true makings of heroism and friendship in the face of overwhelming odds. Collects issues #1-4 and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mech Cadet Yu, including the comic short story that inspired the series.

MOTOR CRUSH TP VOL 02
MS MARVEL #30 LEG
MY LITTLE PONY PONYVILLE MYSTERIES #1
NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE GARDEN OF SECRETS HC GN
PATHFINDER SPIRAL OF BONES #3 (OF 5)
PINKY & PEPPER FOREVER GN
PREVIEWS #357 JUNE 2018
PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #8
PUNISHER #225 LEG
QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #6
RAVEN DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #5 (OF 12)
REALM #6 (MR)
RICANSTRUCTION REMINISCING & REBUILDING PUERTO RIC
ROYAL CITY #11 (MR)
SAGA #52 (MR)
SAVAGE DRAGON #234 (MR)
SCIENCE COMICS ROCKETS GN
SHEENA #9

SILVER SURFER EPIC COLLECTION TP THANOS QUEST

(W) Alan Grant, Jim Starlin, Ron Marz, Simmons (A) James Sherman, Jack Sparling (A/CA) Ron Lim
The Mad Titan is on a quest for Death! The Silver Surfer may believe he has killed Thanos, but the terrible truth is that the Mad Titan still lives – and that’s bad news for the Marvel Universe, because Thanos’ great love has sent him on a space-faring search for the Infinity Gems! Meanwhile, the Surfer tackles a deadly life-form and deals with the madness of Dynamo City! But when Thanos returns from his quest, glove on hand and hell-bent for revenge, do the Surfer, Galactus and Drax the Destroyer stand a chance? And whose side will Mephisto be on? Norrin Radd must face his past as events build to a confrontation that sets the stage for the cosmic epic known as INFINITY GAUNTLET! Collecting SILVER SURFER (1987) #39-50 and ANNUAL #3, THANOS QUEST #1-2 and material from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #50. Rated T

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #5
SPIDER-GWEN #32 LEG
STABBITY BUNNY #5
STAR TREK DISCOVERY #4
STAR TREK TNG THROUGH THE MIRROR #5
STAR WARS LANDO DOUBLE OR NOTHING #1 (OF 5)
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #35 (MR)
STUFF OF LEGEND CALL TO ARMS #3
SUPER SONS DYNOMUTT SPECIAL #1
SUPERGIRL BEING SUPER TP
SURVIVAL FETISH #2 (MR)
SWING TP VOL 01 (A)
SWORD OF AGES #4
TALE THOUSAND ONE NIGHTS HASIB QUEEN SERPENTS HC
UNDATEABLE CEREBUS #1 (OF 1)
VAMPIRONICA #2

VIETNAMESE MEMORIES VOL 01 LEAVING SAIGON (MR)

(W) Clement Baloup (A/CA) Clement Baloup
Colonialism and war disrupted the lives of millions of Vietnamese people during the 20th century. These are their stories. In his award-winning work, Vietnamese Memories, Clément Baloup chronicles, through vivid painted art and poetic storytelling, the fate of a handful of people who, like many of their peers, were condemned to leave a country successively occupied by the Japanese, the French and the Americans. Leaving Saigon recounts the experiences of Vietnamese citizens who, through different circumstances and different periods, ended up in various parts of France. These stories are testimonials of courage and endurance in the face of turmoil and displacement.

WE ARE DANGER #1 (MR)
WEIRD LOVE #24
WHERE WE LIVE LAS VEGAS SHOOTING BENEFIT ANTHOLOGY TP
WILDS #3 (MR)
WILL EISNER CONTRACT WITH GOD CURATORS COLL HC
WOTAKOI LOVE IS HARD FOR OTAKU GN VOL 01
X-MEN BLUE #28 LEG
X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 05 CRUEL AND UNUSUAL
X-MEN RED ANNUAL #1
YOU ARE DEADPOOL #5 (OF 5)

Thank you!
Million Year Picnic
99 MT Auburn ST downstairs
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-492-6763

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 23 May 2018

OUR HOURS ARE UNCHANGED DURING THE HOLIDAY.

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Hey, we’re filling the back issue bins with comics from the last 5+ years. Bring your wish list!

ALSO, Adam has bagged more sets of comics, collecting storylines, and we are selling them for prices cheaper than their trade paperback collection counterparts! Titles include the sadly cancelled MOCKINGBIRD run, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and SMALLVILLE. You can find them all along the bottom shelf, under our new comics!

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The Boston Comics Roundtable, our favorite local indie comics group, is releasing BEING TRUE, an LGBTQ comics anthology that is an uploifting celebration of LGBTQ lie and identity. The stories blend fiction and nonfiction, from fantasy and superhero comics to real and touching stories from the artists’ lives. While many local creators were tapped for this project, the anthology also includes contributors from as far as Brazil and Poland.

KICKSTARTER LAUNCHES 29 May 2018: http://beingtrue.bostoncomics.com

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Shortages (we only got enough copies of the following for some subscriptions):

HAL JORDAN & THE GREEEN LATNER CORPS #45
INCOGNEGRO RENAISSANCE #4
JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #3
LUMBERJANES #50
THANOS #17 3RD Printing

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 23 May 2018

2000 AD PACK APRIL 2018
ADVENTURE TIME BEGINNING OF END #1
ANIMOSITY #14 (MR)
ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION TP VOL 01
BARRIER #4 (OF 5) (MR)
BATGIRL #23
BATMAN BEYOND #20
BEARS TOOTH GN VOL 01 MAX
BELLADONNA FIRE FURY #6 (MR)
BLACK HAMMER AGE OF DOOM #2
BLACK PANTHER #1
BLACK PANTHER LONG LIVE THE KING MPGN TP
BROTHERS DRACUL #2 (MR)
BTVS SEASON 11 GILES #4 (OF 4)
CHAMPIONS #20 LEG
COMMUNIST MANIFESTO SC GN
DAYS OF HATE #5 (OF 12) (MR)
DEADLY CLASS #34 (MR)
DETECTIVE COMICS #981
DEVILMAN CLASSIC COLLECTION GN VOL 01
DOCTOR STRANGE #390 LEG
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE SPECIAL #49
DOKTOR SLEEPLESS TP VOL 01 ENGINES OF DESIRE SP ED
DOMINO #1 2ND Printing
DYLAN DOG THE LONG GOODBYE GN (MR)
ELSEWHERE #7
FALCON #8 LEG
FLASH #47
FOREVER FREE #2 (MR)
GFT TALES OF TERROR VOL 4 #3
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #45
HELLBLAZER #22
HIT-GIRL #4 (MR)
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE MYSTERY MADRIPOOR #1 (OF 4)
ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #21
ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #2 WAR IS HELL
INCOGNEGRO RENAISSANCE #4 (OF 5) (MR)
INCREDIBLE HULK #717 LEG
INFINITY COUNTDOWN DARKHAWK #1 (OF 4)
INVADER ZIM #30
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #600 LEG
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE HC VOL 02 OUTER DARK
JOHN CARPENTER TALES OF SCI FI VAULT TP
JOHNNY BOO HC VOL 08
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #395
JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #3 (OF 4)
KID LOBOTOMY TP VOL 01
LEGENDERRY RED SONJA #4 (OF 5)
LEGION #5 (OF 5) LEG
LEGIONNAIRES TP BOOK 02
LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #5
LUMBERJANES #50
MANIFEST DESTINY #35 (MR)
MERA QUEEN OF ATLANTIS #4 (OF 6)
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 03 DARK ORIGINS
MIKE ALLRED ARTIST SELECT HC
MISFIT CITY TP VOL 02
MISS KOBAYASHIS DRAGON MAID GN VOL 06
MISS KOBAYASHIS DRAGON MAID KANNA DAILY LIFE GN VO
MONSTERS UNLEASHED TP VOL 02 LEARNING CURVE
MOON KNIGHT #195 LEG
MOTHER PANIC GOTHAM A D #3 (MR)
MOTHERLANDS #5 (OF 6) (MR)
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #5 (OF 12) LEG
OLD MAN LOGAN #40 LEG
PEEK A BOO #3 (OF 5)
PELLUCIDAR AT EARTHS CORE #1
PRE CODE CLASSICS BEWARE HC VOL 02
PRE CODE CLASSICS WEB OF MYSTERY HC VOL 01
PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #7
PRISONER #2 (OF 4)
REDNECK TP VOL 02 EYES UPON YOU (MR)
REGRESSION #10 (MR)
RIVERS OF LONDON TP (TITAN) VOL 01 BODY WORK
SHADOWMAN (2018) #3
SHIELD BY HICKMAN AND WEAVER #5 (OF 6)
SILENCER #5
SNOTGIRL TP VOL 02 CALIFORNIA SCREAMING
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #33 LEG
STAR TREK DISCOVERY SUCCESSION #2
STAR TREK TNG THROUGH THE MIRROR #4
STAR WARS #48
STAR WARS ANNUAL #4
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #20
STAR WARS LAST JEDI ADAPTATION #2 (OF 6)
SUICIDE SQUAD #42
SUPER SONS #16
SUPERMAN THE GOLDEN AGE TP VOL 04
TERRIFICS #4
THANOS #13 5TH Printing
THANOS #14 5TH Printing
THANOS #15 4TH Printing
THANOS #16 3RD Printing
TORCHWOOD TP VOL 03 THE CULLING
TROUBLEMAKERS (MR)
VENOM & X-MEN POISON-X TP
WEAPON X #18 LEG
WILD STORM TP VOL 02
WINNER GN
WITCHFINDER GATES OF HEAVEN #1 (OF 5) (MR)
WONDER WOMAN #47
WORMWORLD SAGA TP VOL 01 SAGA BEGINS
X-FILES CASE FILES FLORIDA MAN #2
X-MEN GOLD #28 LEG
X-O MANOWAR (2017) (NEW ARC) #15
X-O MANOWAR (2017) TP VOL 04 VISIGOTH
YOU ARE DEADPOOL #4 (OF 5)

Thank you!
Million Year Picnic
99 MT Auburn ST downstairs
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-492-6763

KEITH KNIGHT POP-UP SHOP & SIGNING!!!

LAST MINUTE BREAKING NEWS!!!
KEITH KNIGHT POP-UP SHOP SIGNING AT THE MILLION YEAR PICNIC!!!
5-7pm on Wednesday, 9 May 2018!!!
http://www.kchronicles.com/

ALSO, on Thursday, 10 May 2018
A Conversation on Race (Panels/book signing)
7-9:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Linden School Auditorium
29 Wescott Street, Malden MA

As part of this year’s One City, One Book program, Malden Reads is hosting a Conversation on Race using the 2018 book selection, “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas, and incorporating insights from the Boston Globe Spotlight Series.

The panel discussion on race includes special guests Kerri Greenidge, Brendan Kiely, Keith Knight, and Neil Swidey.

https://maldenreads.wordpress.com/a-conversation-on-race/

Seating is limited, tickets are recommended:

https://maldenreads-race-conversation.eventbrite.com

[Note: MYP is not affiliated with the Malden event.]

Boston Kids Comics Fest (BKCF)


Boston Kids Comics Fest
Read Comics. Create Stories. Make Friends.
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
Bethel Youth Center, 40 Walk Hill St
(parking @ 84 Wachusett St)
Jamaica Plain, MA

The Boston Kids Comics Fest is a daylong festival that invites children, parents/guardians, educators and librarians to discover and explore “kid friendly-comics”, graphic novels and hybrid books.

The 2018 festival will have a book fair, hands-on workshops for kids, & live talks about relevant topics in the comic world.

YOU’RE INVITED TO THE COMICS FEST