Here’s the ACE Comics Top 10, best selling comics* for this week!
Saturday 7th December is the first ever Small Business Saturday in the UK.
Small Business Saturday is all about encouraging everyone in the UK to support small businesses, both on the day and beyond. The face of the high street is changing thanks to the uptake in internet shopping. ACE Comics was founded as a brick and mortar store more than 30 years ago and, while we are able to focus on our fantastic online customer base, we still see the direct contact of our fabulous staff with shoppers in store as an essential part of the business. It gives us a chance to share our love of comics on a face-to-face level, and to ensure that every customer that leaves the store has been assisted to the best of our abilities. To that effect, we will always encourage local shopping and urge you to support your local shops wherever you can.
We’d also like to say thank you so much to all of our customers, both online and in store, and will keep striving to provide the best service possible.
Lara Croft, Ms. Marvel, Wolverine, The Punisher, Turok and more return in February!
You can find out about all of their upcoming series, complete with pretty pictures, in our FREE webzine, ‘Illuminations’.
You’ll also find some highly recommended new graphic novels, a look at a great graphic novel of the past, ones to watch out for and Biff’s Bit, which, this month, is a response to the recent controversial comments about comics from Alan Moore.
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This week’s titles are due to hit shelves on Wednesday, 4th December.
Featured in this week’s comics are the following… Continue reading
Joss Whedon’s ‘Serenity’ returns in January in the form of the new Dark Horse miniseries ‘Leaves On The Wind’.
Last seen on the printed page as one half of a Free Comic Book Day issue (coupled with Star Wars) in 2012, Joss Whedon’s fan-favourite franchise spawned from the cruelly short-lived TV show ‘Firefly’ has had a number of notable dedicated comic books in the years after Firefly’s follow-up movie, ‘Serenity’.
In 2005, Dark Horse published the first miniseries, ‘Those Left Behind’, which acted as a continuation of the TV show and a prequel to the introduction of the movie. It’s an exciting tale that begins in the midst of a heist and ends up with the crew fighting for their lives as they encounter an old enemy during a hunt for unclaimed loot!
2008 saw the release of ‘Better Days’, another miniseries also set between the TV show and feature film, but before ‘Those Left Behind’. In it we see Mal and co. dealing the success and consequences of a recent heist.
Four other one-shots followed, ‘The Other Half’ in 2008 and ‘Float Out’, ‘Downtime’ and ‘The Shepherd’s Tale’ in 2010. While the first three of these found their way into a collected edition with ‘Better Days’, ‘The Shepherd’s Tale’ was a standalone, hardcover one-shot focussing on the life of Derrial Book, Serenity’s religious counsel.
Now it’s back again, and this time it’s a full six issues – the longest Serenity series yet! Not only that, but, for the first time, the new miniseries is set after the events of the movie! We’re excited about the debut of ‘Serenity: Leaves On The Wind’ and the continuation of what has become a modern sci-fi classic!
SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND
Zack Whedon | Georges Jeanty | Karl Story | Laura Martin | Daniel Dos Santos
Zack Whedon and Georges Jeanty continue the story of Mal Reynolds and the crew of the Serenity in this all-new limited series set in the aftermath of the Serenity theatrical film!
Malcolm Reynolds’s crew shook the ‘verse to its core when they laid bare the crimes against humanity undertaken by their sinister government-the Alliance. Always outlaws, Mal, a very pregnant Zoe, new pilot River Tam, and the other surviving crew members are in greater danger than ever. Meanwhile, everyone is asking the same question…
SERENITY VOL. 1: THOSE LEFT BEHIND
Joss Whedon | Brett Matthews | Will Conrad | Laura Martin | Adam Hughes
The ragtag crew of Serenity—mercenaries, fugitives, and one law-abiding prostitute pursue fast cash and a little peace along the fringes of space. On a scavenger mission that promises a big payoff, they realize too late that they are being played by an old enemy with a grudge.
A new hardcover edition, featuring the extras previously only available in the limited deluxe edition!
Written by series creator Joss Whedon and show writer Brett Matthews!
SERENITY VOL. 2: BETTER DAYS AND OTHER STORIES
Joss Whedon | Jim Krueger | Brett Matthews | Patton Oswalt | Zack Whedon | Will Conrad | Patric Reynolds | Chris Samnee | Dave Stewart | Michelle Madsen | Julius Ohta | Jo Chen
Serenity: Better Days, from Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews, follows everyone’s favorite space cowboys in an action-packed adventure, where the crew takes on a heist that promises a big payoff. But when someone is taken captive, the gang must put aside their enduring differences and work together, at the risk of losing their cash prize.
Joss Whedon is joined by a great roster of writers including comedian Patton Oswalt, Dr. Horrible and The Shepherd’s Tale cowriter Zack Whedon, and Jim Krueger (Avengers/Invaders) in this special expanded edition, making a complete hardcover Serenity library to match The Shepherd’s Tale and Those Left Behind!
For the first time in hardcover: the miniseries Serenity: Better Days, the short stories Serenity: The Other Half and the previously uncollected Serenity: Downtime, and the one-shot Serenity: Float Out!
All-star writers! Joss Whedon! Zack Whedon! Patton Oswalt! Jim Krueger!
SERENITY: THE SHEPHERD’S TALE
Joss Whedon | Zack Whedon | Chris Samnee | Dave Stewart | Steve Morris
One of Serenity’s greatest mysteries is finally revealed in Shepherd’s Tale, filling in the life of one of the show’s most beloved characters–Shepherd Book!
Who was Book before meeting Mal and the rest of the Serenity crew, how did he become one of their most trusted allies, and how did he find God in a bowl of soup? Answers to these and more questions about Book’s past are uncovered in this original graphic novel by rising stars Zack Whedon (Dr. Horrible, Terminator, Fringe) and Chris Samnee (Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps, Daredevil). A pivotal chapter in the ongoing Serenity saga, Shepherd’s Tale is also a rollicking, action-packed epic in its own right!
Shepherd Book’s past finally revealed!
Dark Horse has sold over 125,000 copies of the original Serenity trade paperback!
SERENITY: THOSE LEFT BEHIND
Joss Whedon | Brett Matthews | Will Conrad | Adam Hughes
Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and scribe of Marvel’s Astonishing X-Men, unveils a previously unknown chapter in the lives of his favorite band of space brigands in this comics prequel of the Serenity feature filmóthe big-budget follow-up to Whedon’s cult-hit TV show Firefly.
Penned by Whedon and Brett Matthews, who wrote several episodes of Firefly as well as Dark Horse’s final Angel comics series and the animated Chronicles of Riddick feature “Dark Fury,” Serenity follows a ship full of mercenaries, fugitives, and one law-abiding prostitute in their pursuit for fast cash and a little peace along the fringes of space. The ragtag crew of Serenity take on a scavenger mission with the hopes of earning enough dough to disappear for a while. Only too late do they realize the whole gig is orchestrated by an old enemy eager to remake their acquainitance with the help of some covert-operatives known only as the Blue Gloves.
Artist Will Conrad (Marvel’s Elektra and Witches) and colorist Laura Martin (Astonishing X-Men and The Ultimates) paint a rough and wild world of adventure across a strange and dangerous universe, in this not-to-be-missed tale straight from the brain of pop-culture mastermind Joss Whedon!
SERENITY: BETTER DAYS
Joss Whedon | Brett Matthews | Will Conrad | Michelle Madsen | Jo Chen
Serenity: Better Days follows everyone’s favorite space cowboys in a thrilling, action-packed adventure, where Mal and his crew take on a heist that promises a big payoff. But when one of Serenity’s crew is taken captive and tortured, the gang must put their enduring differences aside and work together to save one of their own, even if it may mean losing the cash prize of a lifetime.
Joss Whedon returns to the world of his blockbuster film Serenity, reuniting with Brett Matthews and Will Conrad, his collaborators on the bestselling 2005 series Those Left Behind.
Collects Serenity: Better Days #1-3.
On 26th February 2014, Lara Croft returns in Dark Horse Comics’ ‘Tomb Raider’!
Best known for her work on DC’s ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Birds Of Prey’ and currently ‘Batgirl’, Gail Simone is the writer charged with fleshing out the formative adventures of Lara Croft, following the Square Enix videogame reboot. Simone is joined by Nicolás Daniel Selma on pecils.
It’s a series that looks destined for success and, as well as offering ‘Tomb Raider’ via our Economic Subscription Service, you can also sign up for a hassle-free 6-Issue Subscription too! Just add the title to your basket below, checkout, and then the comics will regularly arrive as they are released, bagged and boarded!
Gail Simone | Nicolás Daniel Selma | Juan Gedeon | Michael Atiyeh | Dan Dos Santos
Superstar writer Gail Simone picks up Lara Croft’s story where the smash hit Tomb Raider game left off—in a new ongoing comics series!
Following the game acclaimed for its bold and sophisticated new vision, this series launches Lara Croft on the formative adventures that will change her life forever!
The official continuation of Lara Croft’s story! The 2013 video game sold over 3.5 million copies!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
At ACE Comics we have a great selection of perfect Christmas gift ideas for younger readers and teenagers, so if you’re stuck for a few ideas, here’s a carefully selected handful… Continue reading
For those of you who like a bit of ‘Dawson’s Creek’ style drama with your bloodthirsty vampire content, you might want to check out DC Comics upcoming ‘Vampire Diaries’ series.
Based on the popular TV show (which was itself based on the popular book), Stefan, Damon, Elena and the gang are all here in a series you can really sink your teeth into.
It’s available for Economic Subscription customers to add it to their pull-lists, plus we have it as a 6-Issue Subscription, for the more casual of comic collectors…
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
Colleen Doran | Anthony Shasteen
Elena, Stefan and Damon make their comics debut in a new series based on the hit CW television show! This anthology series will bring some of comics’ greatest talents to Mystic Falls and set them loose to bring the characters to life. Or death. They are vampires, you know.
…and what’s more, you can currently read the first part of issue #1 for free at our ComiXology Digital Store. Just follow the link below…
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES #1
Colleen Doran | Anthony Shasteen
“Vervain” part 1 of 3! Vervain is one of the most common herbs in the American South…so why is it that a plant that grows like a weed is so hard to find in Mystic Falls? The Salvatore brothers must be involved.
This week’s titles are due to hit shelves on Wednesday, 27th November.
Featured in this week’s comics are the following… Continue reading