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SPINNER RACK: Rob’s Picks—Week of 8/16/2017

Welcome to the SPINNER RACK! My name is Rob, and each week I’ll bring you my top picks from the latest comic releases hitting the shelves!  Here are my picks for this week!


This week is a special compilation edition!



Dark Horse

The Guild Library Edition HC Vol. 01

W) Felicia Day, Jeff Lewis, Sean Becker, Kim Evey, Sandeep Parikh, Wil Wheaton (A) Jim Rugg, Ron Chan, Adam Warren, Darick Robertson, Becky Cloonan, Jamie McKelvie, Richard Clark, Jeremy Bastian, Mike Norton, Kristian Donaldson, Wellington Alves, Francesco Francavilla, Evan Bryce, Jason Gorder, Andrew Currie, Tim Seeley, Naomi Franquiz (CA) Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines

Set before the web series begins, these stories follow lonely violinist Cyd Sherman trying to navigate a frustrating personal life as she stumbles on an online MMO called The Game. As she gathers friends in-game, she gains the confidence to confront all the problems in her real life. With, ahem, varying results.

The Guild is a pioneer among web series, referred to by Rolling Stone as one of “the net’s best serial shows.” Heartwarming and hilarious, this is a comic origin story that brings an award-winning world to life in a unique way that will delight geeks of all ages. Especially gamers. Collects The Guild #1-#3, The Guild: Vork, The Guild: Tink, The Guild: Bladezz, The Guild: Clara, and The Guild: Zaboo.




DC Comics

Batman TMNT TP Vol 01

W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Freddie Williams II

The sold-out, smash-hit 6-issue miniseries co-published with IDW is now available in paperback! It all starts in Gotham City, as a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he is up against a group of highly trained ninjas. Somehow, the Foot Clan has crossed over to another dimension-but they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are on their trail!

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Adam Strange the Silver Age Omnibus HC Vol. 01

(W) Gardner Fox, Dave Wood, Jerry Siegel, Dennis O’Neil         (A) Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson, Gil Kane, Lee Elias, Joe Giella, Bernard Sachs, John Giunta, Sid Greene     (CA) Darwyn Cooke

Another great omnibus by DC. The Silver Age adventures of Adam Strange are collected in one giant omnibus! After being mysteriously teleported to the distant world of Rann, Adam Strange’s life changed forever as he went from being an archaeologist to a cosmic hero. In these stories, Adam and his new ally, Alanna, defend Rann against alien invaders, giant monsters, mad scientists, out-of-control robots and more! This new title collects SHOWCASE #17-19 and 101-103, MYSTERY IN SPACE #53-100 and 102, STRANGE ADVENTURES #157, 222, 226, HAWKMAN #18-19 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #262-263.





IDW Publishing

Batman TMNT Adventures TP Direct Market EXC

(W) Matthew K. Manning  (A/CA) Jon Sommariva

The animated worlds of the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon cartoon and Batman: The Animated Series collide in this outstanding mini-series featuring fan-favorite characters from both universes! Villains start to mysteriously escape Arkham and Batman seeks to track them down, but he discovers that they have left Gotham completely… and gone to the New York City of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

  • A Direct Market comic shop exclusive! A variant version of the trade paperback celebrating some of the best characters in comics or animation ever! Only one printing will be made of this book!
  • The first Batman: The Animated Series new material since 2004 when The Batman Adventures concluded.
  • “If you like the animated Batman and Ninja Turtles series, this is the book for you. It’s great for all-ages, an easy introduction to both universes, and overall just a fun time.” –
  • “Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures is the most fun you’ll have reading a comic book…” –
  • “Fans of both franchises will absolutely flip over it…” –
  • “Answers so many of the ‘wouldn’t it be cool if’ type questions that fans have been talking about for decades.”

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Amazing Spider-Man Worldwide TP Vol. 06

(W) Dan Slott, Hannah Blumenreich, Cale Atkinson, Various      (A) Stuart Immonen, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Hannah Blumenreich, Cale Atkinson, Various        (CA) Alex Ross

An old enemy, a new artist! Stuart Immonen joins the team just in time for the return of none other than Norman Osborn! Silver Sable is back, too – as Peter Parker encounters yet another old face back from the dead! With a goblin army behind him, Osborn has worked his way into a position of power in Sable’s native Symkaria, where any incursion by Spider-Man will be seen as an act of war. Will


Spidey risk international infamy to take down his most dangerous foe? Find out in the ultimate action thriller that just had to be called…THE OSBORN IDENTITY! Plus: Amazing bonus stories from creators new and old! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2015) #25-28. Rated T

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