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Wednesday, January 16, 2008


It's the return of the CGS Indie Challenge! The following three comics from the current January Previews (for books shipping in March) are our picks for this month's Indie Challenge. Each are discounted from the original cover price. Pre-order your copies (and a few for your friends!) at Discount Comic Book Service.

COMIC BOOK COMICS #1 (Evil Twin Comics)

By Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey. The creators of Action Philosophers and the publishers of the Awesome! Anthology are back! You only think you know comic history. The epic and insane story of comic books, manga and graphic novels, told as a comic, in the inimitable, irreverent and award-winning Action Philosophers style begins here! Before there could be comics, there has to be newspaper strips, animated cartoons, and pulp magazines. Thrill to publishing giants William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer duking it out over the Yellow Kid! Tremble at the war between Walt Disney and Max Fleischer for animation domination! Follow the bizarre trail of Siegel and Shuster's first superhero from sci-fi pulp to comic strip to the birth of a new medium! Plus the early years of Kirby, Eisner, McCay and Joe Simon! 40 pages, b-n-w. Cover price $3.95. DCBS price $2.17 (45% off). Previews page 290, product code JAN083612. For more info, check out http://www.eviltwincomics.com/cbc.html

DAMNED: PRODIGAL SONS # 1 (of 3) (Oni)
By Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt. Eddie has the unfortunate gift of never staying dead. It has come in handy as Eddie walks a tight line between different Prohibition-era mob families, between the demonic and the human, and between our world and the dark afterlife. Yet after years of playing every side in this world of crime and violence, there are those that are determined that Eddie stays dead this time around. B-n-w. Cover price $3.50, DCBS price $1.75 (50% off). Previews page 322, product code JAN083820. For more info, check out http://www.thedamnedcomic.com and http://www.onipress.com/display.php?type=se&id=19

By Joe Casey and Chris Burnham. What's worse than being a super-villain in Los Angeles County? Being their parole officer, of course! Meet Nixon Cooper and his colorful cast of parolees at large, hanging on by their fingernails in the morally ambiguous underbelly of LA. But who's got it worse - the criminals who're struggling (and often failing) to live the straight life? Or Nixon himself, struggling to keep up with all of them? And who the hell is sleeping with Nixon's wife? A crime story like you've never seen before! Elmore Leonard meets Jack Kirby. 120 pages, b-n-w.Cover price $12.99. DCBS price $6.49 (50% off). Previews page 152, product code JAN082057. Estimated due date March 26. For more info, check out http://www.chrisburnham.com

Help support these comics as they enter the marketplace and listen to Episode 353 which features interviews with all three creative teams. Any DCBS customer that wants to add the books to their pre-existing order can e-mail DCBS.



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