Monster Manual Group Show

Update: the show zine and all available originals are now for sale in store and online!


Monster Manual
A Group Show Of Original Dungeons & Dragons Monsters
Friday, January 12th
7-9pm

All new D&D inspired monsters, curated by Jon Vermilyea and featuring an insane line up of amazing artists:

Alex Schubert, Andy Ristano, Ben Marra, Brian Chippendale, Casey Alexander, Erin Althea, Jenn Woodall, Jenny Goldberg, Jesse Balmer, Jesse Moynihan, Jhonnen Vasquez, Johnny Ryan, Jon Vermilyea, Jordan Crane, Kali Fontecchio, Koren Shadmi, Levon Jihanian, Lizz Hickey, Malachi Ward, Mark Ingram, Matt Furie, Meghan Tryon, Michelle Xin, Mike Bertino, Nick Edwards, Nicolette Wood, Pen Ward, Skinner, Trevor Henderson and more!

Don’t miss out!

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2017 Gift Guide Part Four


2017 Holiday Gift Guide Part Four – Something For Everyone
aka the “Oh dang Christmas is on Monday!” edition


MAGICAL BEATDOWN #1 & 2
Self Published
$8, $12
Like if Sailor Moon were really sick of all dudes’ nonsense. For the fed up feminist in your life.


CLASSIC MARVEL COLLECTIONS
Taschen
$10 each
Art, comics, and fun facts for your favorite Marvel heroes, from the very start until present day. Great for youngsters just starting their comics education as well as adults who want to reminisce.


SH*T MY PRESIDENT SAYS
Top Shelf Comix
$15
Shannon Wheeler took on the inenviable task of illustrating 45’s tweets. All of them… are real (somehow.) For anyone on the right side of history.


SWEET DREAMS, SUPERGIRL
Capstone
$16
Helps kids learn about bedtime with a super hero! Adorable art and great lessons. For your own sweet super girl or boy.


SECRET OF BLACK ROCK
Flying Eye Books
$17
A beautiful and exciting tale from the best all ages publisher on earth. Perfect for your most adventurous little buddy.


MOON GOON
Rubbish Rubbish
$20
Moon Goon! Such a jolly guy. Theoretically a soap dish but really so much more. Moon Goon is great for anyone. Moon Goon is for the people. Art by Craig Gleason!


NIGHT BUSINESS
Fantagraphics
$25
An over the top story of serial killers, vigilante strippers, and street justice. For your buddy who likes crazy crime comics with a throwback vibe.


MEGASEX
Self Published
$32
Insane risographed Megg, Moog, and Owl manga from Simon Hanselmann. A bootleg of a bootleg?! Limited edition, hand numbered. For the indie snob who thinks they have everything (but they don’t have this.)


ART OF RICK AND MORTY
Dark Horse Comics
$40
Big ol’ collection featuring tons of art from your favorite cartoon, including never before seen
production and concept designs! For the young (and silly) at heart.


SECRET EMPIRE HC
Marvel Comics
$60
Steve Rogers as the leader of Hydra? Say it ain’t so! Find out what happened in the most talked about comics event of the year.
For the lapsed super hero reader who wants to get caught up.

We have tons of great books for comic fans of all ages, as well as pins, shirts, and more! Come and see us to pick up something awesome for whomever is left on your list.

Have a wonderful holiday and happy new year!
-SHQ-

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide Part 3


2017 Holiday Gift Guide Part Three – Dungeon Dungeon Picks
Special choices available at Dungeon Dungeon, SHQ’s sister store downtown!


ASSORTED ENAMEL PINS
Rubbish Rubbish
$10 each
Giving the gift of “Not Interested”, “No Thanks” or “Nah Man”. Or choose from other gems like “pissy Doctor Doom”… For the person in your life that means business and wants everyone to know it. – David


LOVE IS LOVE
IDW
$10
The Orlando Pulse shooting was certainly one of the darkest moments in recent memory. In response, Marc Andreyko enlisted some of his fellow writers and artists to a create a deeply personal book that tackles feelings of fear, anger, grief, acceptance, tolerance, hope, and love. With a beautiful foreword written by the (then forthcoming) Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and proceeds from the book going to the survivors of the tragedy, this is art at its best. Love Wins! – Quinn


SHIRTLESS BEAR FIGHTER VOL 1
Image Comics
$17
Bears are not to be trusted. They ruin picnics! Shirtless knows this and he’s here to save the day. This book is brutal, hilarious, and brutally hilarious. Without a doubt, it is the best comic this year about a naked man who punches bears in the face. – Quinn


CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY
Starter Pack $25, Expansion Packs $20 each
The gift that never stops giving. This, the newest of versions, has an additional 150 cards! Whoa. That’s 150 more ways to discover how creepy your family and friends truly are. Includes a box – which can hold 4 servings of mashed potatoes (approximately), just in case. – David


JOKING HAZARD
$25
The smash hit web-comic Cyanide & Happiness is now a not-safe-for-kids card game! The cards are panels and you decide the story you want to tell. Gather up your friends and see which one of you can come up with the most insane comics after your kids (or parents!) go to bed. – Quinn


WONDER WOMAN DELUXE EDITION VOL 1
DC Comics
$35
After becoming one of present-day Earth’s greatest heroes, Wonder Woman can’t find her way back home to Themyscira. It has disappeared. Say whaaaaat? To help figure out why, she’s enlisting the help of her fiercest enemy Cheetah. SAY WHAAAAAT?! This hardcover edition is the best way to sink your teeth into author Greg Rucka’s interwoven storylines, and Liam Sharp’s artwork is truly outstanding. – Quinn


MONOGRAPH
Rizzoli
$60
Do you have someone on your list that needs more Chris Ware in their life? How about 7.5lbs more? The coffee table book that needs its two coffee tables to hold it… For those that want to get lost in the craft of Chris Ware… for several days. Copies are signed and numbered! – David

Stay tuned for the final installment…
-SHQ-

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2017 Holiday Hours

Howdy friends! Here are some special upcoming holiday hours. Get in your giftin’ whilst you can!

Friday, December 15th 11 – 7pm
Sunday December 24th 12 – 5pm
Monday December 25th CLOSED
Sunday December 31st 12 -5pm
Monday January 1st CLOSED

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide Part Two


Hello everyone! It’s that special time of year again, when we show our loved ones how much they mean to us by giving them the most precious gift of all – comics! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing some of our very favorite things with you. We are sure you and your lucky gift-recievers will love them as much as we do.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide Part Two – Dave & Malachi’s Picks


SCREWED UP
AdHouse Books
$7
If you’d like to see the most sad, awkward, and goriest (that’s right) marriage proposal ever, read Screwed Up. -Malachi


TERROR HOUSE #3
Self-Published
$8
Relive the feeling you got when you looked at your first Fangoria. Then superimpose on top of that memory the first time you saw an Easy Rider magazine. All while you’re just hitting your peak zine-making interest. There’s also an excellent photo of Brando that’s worth the price of admission. Lovingly assembled by Super-Fan Sammy. Printed by Riso-Master Johnny. -Dave


LOVERS IN THE GARDEN
Retrofit Comics
$10
The most surprising comic in years. Painted art with the fuss left out used to tell a killer story that you didn’t see coming. Thanks for this book, Anya!
-Dave


TONGUES #1
Self-Published
$15 ($10 for Process Zine)
Anders Nilsen’s return to long form storytelling a-la Big Questions (you might even recognize some stuff.) Self-publishing of the highest quality. A handful left of the accompanying process zine, too! -Dave


ANTI-GONE
Koyama Press
$18
Willumsen uses the meandering story of a drug addled couple killing time in a semi-dystopia to experiment with comic form and craft in incredible ways. This is for the adventerous reader in your life, whether or not they’re into comics. -Malachi


DECONSTRUCTING INCAL
Humanoids
$25
A solid doc on one of the greatest comic stories ever told, The Incal. Wanna know more? Read this! Jodorowsky and Moebius forever! -Dave


THE SMELL OF STARVING BOYS
Self Made Hero
$30
In 1872, a washed up spirit photographer and a mysterious young farm hand are drawn into an ancient nightmare at the edge of Western civilization. A great mix of pulp and smarts. -Malachi


BLACK HOLE STUDIO EDITION
Fantagraphics
$150
150 full size, full color reproductions of Charles Burns’ original pages. Anyone that loves Black Hole will love this lavish selection. -Malachi


AKIRA 30th ANNIVERSARY BOX SET
Kodansha Comics
$200
It’s 2,530 pages of the most influential sci-fi manga you will ever read. I wonder if there’s people out there that don’t like Otomo? Kinda like the people that don’t like The Beatles. -Dave

Don’t forget to visit us at Comics Arts LA this weekend! It’s free free free, Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm. We’ll have Michael DeForge signing at our table on Saturday from 3-4pm. More details here.

Stay tuned for part three…
-SHQ-

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