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

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 25 April 2018




Shortages

ALIENS DUST TO DUST #1 (OF 4) MAIN CVR (MR)
JIM HENSON LABYRINTH CORONATION #3 (OF 12)
KINIRO MOSAIC GN VOL 06
SONGS FOR THE DEAD #2 (OF 4)
STABBITY BUNNY #4 (MR)
WILDS #2 (MR)

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 25 April 2018

ABBOTT #4 (OF 5)
ADVENTURE TIME #75
AHO GIRL (CLUELESS GIRL) GN VOL 06
ALACK SINNER AGE OF DISENCHANTMENT TP
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #34 LEG
ANTAR #1
ARCHIE #30
AVENGERS #690 LEG
BATGIRL #22
BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #3 (OF 3)
BATMAN BEYOND #19
BATMAN TP VOL 05 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT REBIRTH
BATTLE ANGEL ALITA MARS CHRONICLE GN VOL 02
BLACK AF WIDOWS & ORPHANS #1 (MR)
BLOODBORNE #3 (OF 4) (MR)

BONE CODA BEHIND THE SCENES BUNDLE | Preview

(W) Jeff Smith (A/CA) Jeff Smith
For a limited time only, Bone Coda, the companion volume to Jeff Smith’s Bone will be bundled with the Emmy Award-winning documentary The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, Bone, and The Changing Face of Comics! Through interviews with Smith, Scott McCloud, Colleen Doran, Paul Pope, Terry Moore, Harvey Pekar and others, this bonus DVD takes an inside look at the story, art and commerce of Bone from the earliest days of self-publishing to the world wide phenomenon of the Scholastic color books and the creation of the Young Adult graphic novel movement. Coda, which includes behind the scenes essays and photos, as well as the revised edit of comics librarian and historian Stephen Weiner’s Bone Companion, also includes the 37 page new Bone chapter!

BTVS SEASON 11 GILES #3
BUG THE ADVENTURE OF FORAGER TP (MR)
CAVEWOMAN BATTLE ANKHAS BROOD #2 (OF 2)
COMICS REVUE PRESENTS APR 2018
CROSSROAD BLUES OGN (MR)
DAN DARE EARTH STEALERS HC
DAYS OF HATE #4 (OF 12) (MR)
DC COMICS VARIANT COVERS COMP VISUAL HISTORY
DC PREVIEWS #1
DEAD OF WINTER GN GOOD GOOD DOG (MR)
DEMON HELL IS EARTH #6 (OF 6)
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #299 LEG
DETECTIVE COMICS #979
DOCTOR STRANGE #389 LEG
DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #4 (OF 4) LEG
DOOM PATROL #11 (MR)
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS EVIL AT BALDURS GATE #1
EXILES #2
FLASH #45
FOREVER FREE #1
FOUR SISTERS HC VOL 01 ENID
GARFIELD ORIGINAL GN VOL 04 SEARCH FOR POOKY

GIRL IN THE HIMALAYAS ORIGINAL GN | Preview

(W) David Jesus Vignolli (A/CA) David Jesus Vignolli
Beyond the peaks and valleys of the Himalaya Mountains lies a magical sanctuary. Protected from the chaos of man, it is home to immortal beings and mystical creatures. When Vijaya, a young human, is brought into the sanctuary for her protection, some immortals fear her presence may lead to their ruin. But as mankind draws ever closer to the sanctuary’s border, Vijaya will have to prove that there is more to being human than the violence her new family fears beyond their borders. David Jesus Vignolli’s debut graphic novel A Girl in the Himalayas explores the astonishing potential of the human spirit.

GODHEAD GN (MR)
GOLDIE VANCE TP VOL 04
GRASS KINGS #14
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #43
HARROW COUNTY #30
HATSUNE MIKU EVERYDAY VOCALOID PARADISE GN VOL 03
HEAVY VINYL TP (FORMERLY HI-FI FIGHT CLUB)
HELLBLAZER #21
HIT-GIRL #3 (MR)
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1
ICEMAN TP VOL 02 ABSOLUTE ZERO
IMAGE PLUS #9 (WYTCHES THE BAD EGG PT 9)
IMAGINARY FIENDS #6 (OF 6) (MR)
INJUSTICE 2 TP VOL 01
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #599 LEG
JEEPERS CREEPERS #1

JESSICA JONES TP VOL 03 RETURN OF THE PURPLE MAN | Preview

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Michael Gaydos (CA) David Mack
The return of the Purple Man! Jessica Jones is many things: Private investigator. Defender. Survivor. Mother. But when the most terrifying villain she’s ever faced comes back into her life, Jessica finds herself reliving her worst nightmare. The only thing worse than being stalked by the evil incarnate that is the Purple Man…is being stalked by the evil incarnate that is the Purple Man when you have a small child! As Killgrave finds new ways to torment his former pawn, he wreaks havoc across the Marvel Universe. But what curious thing does he want from Jessica this time? Never in the history of Marvel Comics has a horror so true and all-encompassing found its way to the door of one of our heroes. How can Jessica Jones and her family possibly survive it? Collecting JESSICA JONES #13-18. Parental Advisory

JSA THE GOLDEN AGE TP NEW ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #29
KILL OR BE KILLED #18 (MR)
LAZARUS SOURCEBOOK COLLECTION TP VOL 01 (MR)
LEGION #4 (OF 5) LEG
LEGION SON OF X TP VOL 03 REVENANTS
LOCKJAW #3 (OF 4) LEG
LOU CAMERON UNSLEEPING DEAD HC
LUMBERJANES #49
MALIKA WARRIOR QUEEN GN VOL 02 PART TWO
MARVEL PREVIEWS VOL 04 #10 MAY 2018
MERA QUEEN OF ATLANTIS #3 (OF 6)
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS 2018 ANNUAL #1 SG
MIGHTY THOR #706 LEG
MONTHLY GIRLS NOZAKI KUN GN VOL 09
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #30 LEG
MOON KNIGHT #194 LEG
MOTHER PANIC GOTHAM A D #2 (MR)
MOTHERLANDS #4 (OF 6) (MR)
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #65
MY LITTLE PONY LEGENDS OF MAGIC ANNUAL 2018
MYTHICAL CREATURES
NIGHTWING TP VOL 05 RAPTORS REVENGE REBIRTH
NOW #3 (MR)
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #4 (OF 12) LEG
PACIFIC RIM AFTERMATH #4 (OF 6)
PATHFINDER SPIRAL OF BONES #2 (OF 5)
PERVERT OGN (MR)
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #303 LEG
PREVIEWS #356 MAY 2018
PRISONER #1
RAVEN DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #4 (OF 12)
REDNECK #12 (MR)
REGRESSION #9 (MR)
RICK & MORTY #37
SACRED CREATURES #6 (MR)
SAGA #51 (MR)
SAVAGE DRAGON #233 (MR)
SHADOWMAN (2018) #2
SHEENA #8
SILENCER #4
SKIPPY HC VOL 04 COMPLETE DAILIES 1934 – 1936
SLEEPER TP BOOK 01 (MR)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #4
SPIDER-GWEN #31 LEG
SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE WAR AT GATES OF HELL TP
STAR WARS ADVENTURES ANNUAL 2018
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #15
STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 02 LEGACYS END
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #19
STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #3

STUMPTOWN TP VOL 02 CASE OF BABY VELVET CASE (MR) | Preview

(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Matthew Southworth
FINALLY IN SOFTCOVER!!! Dex Parios, the proprietor of Stumptown Investigations, has a new office and a long list of clients she can’t take on because of their involvement with crime lord Hector Marenco. So when Mim Bracca walks into her life with an open-and-shut case of a missing guitar, Dex is eager to get started, especially when the rock star pays her up front. But Dex soon discovers that it’s not just the guitar that’s gone missing… and she’s not the only one looking for it.

SUICIDE SQUAD #40
TEEN TITANS #19
TERRIFICS #3
THANOS ANNUAL #1
THE CREEPS #14 (MR)
TITANS ANNUAL #2
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #17
TRINITY #22
UNCLE SCROOGE #35
US JUDGE DREDD COMP CASE FILES TP VOL 15 (S&S ED)
VENOM #165 LEG
VENOMIZED #4 (OF 5)
WITCHBLADE #5 (MR)
WONDER WOMAN #45
X-FILES CASE FILES FLORIDA MAN #1
X-MEN BLUE #26 LEG
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #14

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

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