Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 10 April 2019

NEXT WEEKEND: TWO SIGNINGS!!!

Saturday, 4/13, 12-2pm, Colin Cantwell more info…
Sunday, 4/14, 12-2pm, Lillian Melcher
more info…

Shortages

LIVEWIRE #5

Delayed by Diamond

DIARY OF AWESOME FRIENDLY KID HC ROWLEY JEFFERSONS JOURNAL

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 10 April 2019

ADVENTURES OF ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT HC

(W) Andrea Wulf (A) Lillian Melcher*

Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, but his most revolutionary idea was a radical vision of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. His theories and ideas were profoundly influenced by a five-year exploration of South America. This graphic novel brings his daring expedition to life, complete with excerpts from Humboldt’s own diaries, atlases, and publications, offering a portrait of the man who predicted human-induced climate change and fashioned poetic narrative out of scientific observation.

*Lillian Melcher is SIGNING at the shop on Sunday, 4/14, from 12-2pm!!!

AGE OF CONAN BELIT #2 (OF 5)
AGE OF X-MAN APOCALYPSE AND X-TRACTS #2 (OF 5)
AGE OF X-MAN MARVELOUS X-MEN #3 (OF 5)
ALIENATION GN (MR)
ALIENS RESISTANCE #3
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19
ARMY OF DARKNESS BUBBA HOTEP #3
ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #8 WR
ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 27 (MR)
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #9 (OF 10)

BALLAD OF YAYA GN VOL 01 FUGUE

(W) Jean-Marrie Omont, Charlotte Girard (A/CA) Golo Zhao

In the chaos of the invasion of Shanghai by Japanese troops, a well bred little girl is separated from her parents and is left alone but for the help of a boy from the streets. Together, these unlikely and opposite children set off to find her parents and survive adventures across war torn China.

BATMAN #68
BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #4 (OF 6)
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #272
BY NIGHT #10 (OF 12)
CAPTAIN HARLOCK DIMENSIONAL VOYAGE GN VOL 08
CAPTAIN MARVEL #4
CATWOMAN #10
CATWOMAN TP VOL 01 COPYCATS
CAVEWOMAN LOST #1 (A)
CLYDE GN
COMPLETE LIFE & TIMES SCROOGE MCDUCK HC VOL 01 ROSA
D DAY FROM PAGES OF COMBAT ONE SHOT
DEAD MAN LOGAN #6 (OF 12)
DECADES MARVEL 70S TP LEGION OF MONSTERS
DETECTIVE COMICS #1001
DIE #4 2ND Printing (MR)
DMC GN #3
DOCTOR WHO 13TH #6
EC ARCHIVES TWO-FISTED TALES HC VOL 04

EC COMICS RACE SHOCK & SOCIAL PROTEST SC

(W) Qiana Whitted

Entertaining Comics Group (EC Comics) is perhaps best-known today for lurid horror comics like Tales from the Crypt, but during its 1950s heyday, EC was also an early innovator in another genre of comics: the so-called “preachies,” socially conscious stories that boldly challenged the conservatism and conformity of Eisenhower-era America. EC Comics examines a selection of these works – sensationally-titled comics such as “Hate!,” “The Guilty!,” and “Judgment Day!” – and explores how they grappled with the civil rights struggle, antisemitism, and other forms of prejudice in America.

EMPTY MAN #6
FAIRLADY #1
FAITHLESS #1 (OF 5) (MR)
FIREFLY #3 (3RD Printing)
FLASH #68
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #5
GO GO POWER RANGERS #19
HAWKMAN #11
HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #3 (MR)
HOT LUNCH SPECIAL TP VOL 01
HOUSE OF WHISPERS #8 (MR)
ICEMAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS TP
IF ITS FOR MY DAUGHTER DEFEAT DEMON LORD GN VOL 03
IMMORTAL HULK #2 4TH Printing
IMMORTAL HULK #4 3RD Printing
IMMORTAL HULK #6 3RD Printing
INFINITE DARK #5
INVADERS #4
JAMES BOND ORIGIN #8
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #8
KICK-ASS NEW GIRL TP VOL 02 (MR)
KISS END #1
LIFE & DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #2 (OF 6)
LONG CON #8
LOW #21 (MR)
MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA HC NEW Edition
MARVEL TALES THANOS #1
MECH CADET YU TP VOL 03
MIGHTY AVENGERS BY SLOTT TP COMPLETE COLLECTION
MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 19 DM VAR ED 273
MURDER FALCON #7
MUTTS SUMMER DIARIES TP
NICO BRAVO & HOUND OF HADES SC GN
OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #14 (MR)
OUTER DARKNESS #6 (MR)

PLASTIC MAN TP

(W) Gail Simone (A) Adriana Melo (CA) Aaron Lopresti

Meet Eel O’Brian: a petty thug, thief and con artist who runs a strip club. Hey, he’s also dead, at least according to the gang that tossed him out like last week’s garbage. Literally. Don’t worry, though-he bounced back from all that, and now he’s trying to make a new life for himself, but the effort is stretching him pretty thin. How can he get revenge on his old boss, keep a street kid out of trouble, make a dancer fall in love with him and stop a mysterious society from taking over the world? Eel has no idea! Find out in this title collecting the six-issue miniseries.

PRODIGY #5 (OF 6) (MR)
RAT QUEENS SPEC SWAMP ROMP (ONE-SHOT) (MR)
RED HOOD OUTLAW #33
ROCKY BULLWINKLE BEST BORIS NATASHA #1
RONIN ISLAND #2
RUNAWAYS BY ROWELL AND ANKA TP VOL 03 THAT WAS YESTERDAY
SANJULIAN MASTER OF FANTASY ART SC
SAVAGE DRAGON #243 (MR)
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #4

SCIENCE COMICS WILD WEATHER SC GN

(W) M. K. Reed (A/CA) Jonathan Hill

Furious floods, looming landslides, terrifying tornadoes, ferocious forest fires! Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something? As “snowpocalypse” descends once again, one temperamental weatherman is determined to set the record straight on the myths and misconceptions surrounding the elements. What is the difference between weather and climate? How do weather satellites predict the future? Can someone outrun a tornado? Does the rotation of the Earth affect wind currents? And does meteorology have anything to do with meteors? Stormin’ Norman Weatherby is gearing up to answer all your wildest questions! Available in softcover and hardcover editions.

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #36
SHADOW DEATH OF MARGO LANE HC SGN LTD ED
SHE COULD FLY LOST PILOT #1 (OF 5) (MR)
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #49
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 08 ROAD TRIP
STAR WARS AOR GRAND MOFF TARKIN #1
STAR WARS AOR PRINCESS LEIA #1
STAR WARS TP VOL 10 ESCAPE
STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV OMNIBUS SC
SUNSTONE COLLAR PIN
SUNSTONE HANDS PIN
SUPERGIRL #29
SUPERMAN #10
SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN BY JACK KIRBY TP
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1
TITANS #36
TRUE BELIEVERS AVENGERS STORMBREAKER #1
TRUE BELIEVERS AVENGERS THANOS AND GAMORA #1
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #43 WR
UNDERFOOT GN VOL 01 MIGHTY DEEP
UNNATURAL TP VOL 02 (MR)
UNSTOPPABLE WASP #6
VAMPIRELLA REANIMATOR #4
VINCENT GN BOOK 01 GUIDE TO LOVE MAGIC & RPG
WALT & SKEEZIX HC VOL 07 1933 – 1934
WAR OF REALMS JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #1 (OF 5) WR
WEB OF VENOM CULT OF CARNAGE #1

WHEN I ARRIVED AT CASTLE GN

(W) Emily Carroll (A/CA) Emily Carroll

The creator of the bestselling Through The Woods returns with a truly modern horror feast preying on the psyche of today’s youth. Lushly illustrated, with especially deep, blood reds, and combining prose passages, in a nod to Gothic epistolary novels, When I Arrived at the Castle draws the reader into its dark corridors and singular vision.

WINTER SOLDIER #5 (OF 5)
WITCH HAT ATELIER GN VOL 01
WONDER TWINS #3 (OF 6)
WONDER WOMAN #68
X-23 #11
X-FORCE #6


(A) = Adult Readers
GN = Graphic Novel
HC = Hardcover
(MR) = Mature Readers
OGN = Original Graphic Novel (never released as issues)
SC = Softcover
TP = Trade Paperback
YR = Young Reader

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

Lillian Melcher Signing Sunday 14 April 2019

Lillian Melcher Signing
Sunday, 4/14, 12-2pm
At the Million Year Picnic, 99 MT Auburn ST, Cambridge, MA 02138

Picture of Lillian Melcher

Lillian Melcher is an illustrator living and working in Boston, MA. Her first book The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, written by Andrea Wulf, is a graphic work of non-fiction exploring the early life of naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt and his contributions to environmentalism. Lillian graduated in 2016 from Parsons School of Design with a degree in illustration. She has been honored with the SCBWI Student Illustrator Scholarship for her picture book portfolio. Her website is http://www.lillianmelcher.com/

Cover image for The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt written by Andrea Wulf and illustrated by Lillian Melcher

Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, but his most revolutionary idea was a radical vision of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. His theories and ideas were profoundly influenced by a five-year exploration of South America. Now Andrea Wulf partners with artist Lillian Melcher to bring this daring expedition to life, complete with excerpts from Humboldt’s own diaries, atlases, and publications. She gives us an intimate portrait of the man who predicted human-induced climate change, fashioned poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and influenced iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, and John Muir. This gorgeous account of the expedition not only shows how Humboldt honed his groundbreaking understanding of the natural world but also illuminates the man and his passions.

Image of the name Lillian Melcher

Colin Cantwell Signing Saturday 13 April 2019

Colin Cantwell, creator and model builder of the original Star Wars Ships is appearing at Million Year Picnic on Saturday April 13th 12-2pm (12:30pm presentation).

Colin Cantwell is the original concept artist and model builder for all things that flew in the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope. His designs include the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Death Star, Star Destroyer, and others.

Saturday April 13th, Colin will meet fans at Million Year Picnic. The free event includes exclusive videos describing Colin’s interaction with George Lucas and his work on Star Wars. Also featured will be an audience choice of videos showing his other iconic projects including his work on 2001, A Space Odyssey and War Games, as well as his being the Hal 9000 Computer that fed Walter Cronkite the progress of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. This will be followed by an opportunity for fans to meet Colin, ask questions and share stories.

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Autographs will be on sale for $25 and include a free print of either his original 1974 Star Wars concept art or his 1975 photos of the first Star Wars models. His website is https://colincantwell.com/

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Shortages

DIE KITTY DIE HC HEAVEN AND HELL
STAR WARS DLX WHERES THE WOOKIEE HC

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 3 April 2019

ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 17
ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #9 (OF 12)
AGE OF X-MAN PRISONER X #2 (OF 5)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18.HU
ANIMOSITY TP VOL 04 WALLED CITY
ATOMIC ROBO & DAWN OF NEW ERA #4 (OF 5)
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #2 (OF 10) 2ND Printing
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #8 (OF 10)
B & V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #269

BART SIMPSON BREAKS OUT TP

Bart and his pals are holding nothing back! First, the sons of The Legitimate Businessman’s Social Club (aka the Mafia) take over Springfield Elementary, and they have their sights set on recruiting Bart as their newest member. And when Lisa applies her study habits to the art of pranking, she gives Bart a healthy dose of competition for the title of “Class Clown.” Then, Bartman tangles with an eight-baby-wielding villain named Dr. Octuplets. Also, Martin Prince makes a move up the social ladder, Homer offers Maggie the moon, and Principal Skinner resorts to desperate measures to contain the force that is Bart Simpson!

BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 09 DEFACE THE FACE
BETTY & VERONICA #4 (OF 5)
BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER PETS
BLACK HAMMER 45 FROM WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #2
BRONZE AGE BOOGIE #1
CANNABIS ILLEGALIZATION OF WEED IN AMERICA HC GN
CAPTAIN AMERICA #9
CHAMPIONS #4
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #5
COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #2 (OF 6)
CURSE WORDS SPRING HAS SPRUNG (ONE-SHOT)
DEADPOOL #11
DEATHSTROKE #42 TERMINUS AGENDA
DIE #5 (MR)
DOCTOR WHO 13 DOCTORS 13 STORIES SC
DOCTOR WHO ESSENTIAL GUIDE #15 RELATIVE DIMENSIONS
DOMINO HOTSHOTS #2 (OF 5)
DREAMING #8 (MR)
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BLACK COMICS SC (Offered Again)
FEMALE FURIES #3 (OF 6)
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #260
GIANT DAYS #49
GIANTKILLERS
GIRL IN THE BAY #3 (MR)
GREEN LANTERN #6
HACK SLASH VS CHAOS #4 (MR)
HARLEY QUINN #60
HELLBOY MAGNET 4-PACK
IMMORTAL HULK #14 2ND Printing
IMMORTAL HULK #16
IMPOSSIBLE INC #5 (OF 5)

IS THIS HOW YOU SEE ME HC LOVE & ROCKETS

(W) Jaime Hernandez (A/CA) Jaime Hernandez

In Is This How You See Me?, Maggie and Hopey get the band back together – literally. Now middle-aged, they leave their significant others at home and take a weekend road trip to reluctantly attend a punk rock reunion in their old neighborhood. The present is masterfully threaded with a flashback set in 1979, during the very formative stages in Maggie and Hopey’s lifelong friendship, as the perceived invincibility of youth is expertly juxtaposed against all of the love, heartbreak, and self-awareness that comes with lives actually lived. The result is no sentimental victory lap, however – this is one of the great writers of literary fiction at the peak of his powers, continuing to scale new heights as an artist.

Hernandez’s acclaimed ongoing comics series Love and Rockets has entertained readers for over 35 years, and his beloved characters – Maggie, Hopey, Ray, Doyle, Daffy, Mike Tran, and so many others – have become fully realized literary creations. Is This How You See Me? collects Hernandez’s latest interconnected vignettes, serialized over the past four years in Love and Rockets, into a long-form masterpiece for the first time.

JIM HENSON STORYTELLER SIRENS #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE #21
KISS AOD TP
KITARO GN VOL 06 YOKAI BATTLES
LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN JUBILEE ED HC

LEAVING RICHARDS VALLEY HC

(W) Michael Deforge (A/CA) Michael Deforge

Richard is a benevolent but tough leader who oversees everything that happens in the valley. When Lyle the Raccoon becomes sick, his ragtag group of friends take matters into their own hands, breaking Richard’s strict rules. Caroline Frog rats them out to Richard and they are immediately exiled from the only world they’ve ever known. DeForge’s tale expands from a bizarre hero’s quest into something more: they make it out of the valley and into the big city, and we see them coming to terms with different kinds of community: noise-rockers, gentrification protesters, squatters, and more.

LIFE ON EARTH YA GN BOOK 02 GRAVITYS PULL
LODGER #4
MAJOR X #1 (OF 6)
MARVEL ACTION BLACK PANTHER #1 SAMU
MARVEL TEAM-UP #1
MARVEL UNIVERSE TP THE END
MIRROR #10
MSH ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN WEB DESIGNERS #1
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 16
NIB #1 FAMILY ISSUE
NOW #6 NEW COMICS ANTHOLOGY (MR)
OBERON #3

OPERATIC GN

(W) Kyo Maclear (A) Byron Eggenschwiler

A story of friendship, first crushes, opera and the high drama of middle school told by award-winning Kyo Maclear in her debut graphic novel. It’s almost the end of middle school, and Charlie has to find her perfect song for a music class assignment. The class learns about a different style of music each day, but it’s hard for Charlie to concentrate when she can’t stop noticing her classmate Emile, or wondering about Luka, who hasn’t been to school in weeks. Then, the class learns about opera, and Charlie discovers the music of Maria Callas. The more she learns about Maria’s life, the more Charlie admires her passion for singing and her ability to express herself fully through her music. Can Charlie follow the example of the ultimate diva, Maria Callas, when it comes to her own life?

OTHERWORLDLY IZAKAYA NOBU TP VOL 03
PAPER GIRLS #27

PAPER GIRLS DLX ED HC VOL 02

(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Matt Wilson (A/CA) Cliff Chiang

From BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, this gorgeous, oversized deluxe hardcover collects two complete time-traveling adventures-one that sends our four newspaper delivery girls from 1988 to the prehistoric past, and another to their own terrifying future. Collects PAPER GIRLS #11-20, along with EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIAL and an ALL-NEW WRAPAROUND COVER!

PETER & ERNESTO LOST SLOTHS HC
PLANET OF THE APES WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE TP
PUNISHER #10
RED SONJA #3
REDLANDS #12 (MR)
ROBOTECH #19
SCAR SC
SECTION ZERO #1 (OF 6)
SEPTEMBER MOURNING COMP TP VOL 01 (MR)
SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO CLASSIC COLLECTION GN
SPIDER-GWEN GHOST SPIDER #7
SPIDEY GN TP FRESHMAN YEAR
STAR WARS #64
STAR WARS SOLO ADAPTATION #7 (OF 7)
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES TP VOL 04 (MR)
SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK FILES #6 (OF 6)
UNCANNY X-MEN #15
UNCLE SCROOGE #43

UNSTOPPABLE WASP GIRL POWER GN TP

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Veronica Fish, Ted Brandt, Ro Stein (A/CA) Elsa Charretier

Nadia spent most of her life as a captive of the Red Room, but now this teenage super-scientist is spreading her wings! Hank Pym’s daughter has a lot of lost time to make up for, and she’s determined to change the world. With Jarvis at her side, she’s on a mission to bring together the brightest girl geniuses of the Marvel Universe! But Nadia didn’t count on evil scientists, man-eating giant rats or the lethal lady wrestlers known as the Grapplers! As Nadia’s recruiting drive continues, the Red Room is on her trail – and they’ll pull out all the stops to get her back! Can the geniuses of G.I.R.L. find a way to save her from being dragged back to the bunker? And can the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, help Nadia forge a fresh future? Collecting THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP (2017) #1-8. Ages 10 & Up.

WALKING DEAD #190 (MR)
WAR OF REALMS #1 (OF 6)
WINSOR MCCAY THE COMPLETE LITTLE NEMO HC VOL 01 1905 TO 1909
WITCHER #4 OF FLESH & FLAME
YE TP
YOUNG JUSTICE #4


(A) = Adult Readers
GN = Graphic Novel
HC = Hardcover
(MR) = Mature Readers
OGN = Original Graphic Novel (never released as issues)
SC = Softcover
TP = Trade Paperback
YR = Young Reader

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

Karl Stevens in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum!

Sandro Botticelli (Italian, 1444 or 1445-1510), The Tragedy of Lucretia, 1499-1500. Tempera and oil on panel, 83.8 x 176.8 cm (33 x 69 5/8 in.) Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (P16e20)

Karl Stevens in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum!

Comicker Karl Stevens is in the freakin’ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum!!! We have multiple graphic novels by Karl if you want to own copies of his work.

Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes
February 14 – May 19, 2019
Hostetter Gallery

https://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/exhibition/botticelli-heroines-heroes

Legendary painter Sandro Botticelli transformed ancient stories of lust, betrayal, and violence into Renaissance parables. In 1894, Isabella Stewart Gardner bought the Story of Lucretia, bringing the first Botticelli to America. Heroines + Heroes reunites her iconic Lucretia with its companion Virginia from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, a pair of paintings conceived for the Vespucci family palace in Florence. Together with additional extraordinary loans from Europe and the United States, this exhibition invites you to explore Botticelli’s revolutionary narratives, as he reinvented ancient Roman and early Christian heroines and heroes as Renaissance role models. Contemporary interpretations by award-winning graphic novelist Karl Stevens forge connections between past and present, examining the legacy of these complex tales in our own era.

You can find Karl on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KarlStevensart