May 2024 media-related & humour catalogue

 

 

The Shadow Society (Stan Lee’s the Devil’s Quintet 02)
Bonansinga, Jay & Lee, Stan
Ever since The Armageddon Code (PBK, $39.95), the Devil’s Quintet have been using their demonic powers to fight evil and protect the world, while remaining nothing but an urban legend to the general public. But the Devil is not about to let them keep using his powers for good. Created by Satan, himself, to counter the Quintet, the Shadow Society are five saintly men and women that have been secretly (and strategically) possessed by five of Hell’s most powerful demons. Granted supernatural powers of their own, they are part of a literally diabolical plot to strike at the very heart of the Quintet – and destroy humanity’s last hope!
Devil’s Quintet | TP | $42.95

The Market of 100 Fortunes (Legend of the Five Rings)
Brennan, Marie
Having vanquished demons and halted invasions of devious creatures from the Spirit Realms, Asako Sekken and Agasha no Isao Ryotora are finally going to be married. But when a note from their old ally Sayashi arrives unexpectedly, the samurai find themselves dragged into another supernatural mystery. Their investigation leads them to Crane lands and an ancient market ruled by a mysterious being. Now, Sekken and Ryotora must use all their wit and charm to save Sayashi from a hundred year bargain before they find themselves embroiled in a conflict with a forgotten deity of unimaginable power.
Legend of the Five Rings | TP | $24.99

Mini Fairy Terrarium (mini kit)
Fletcher, Eugene & Pham, Camelia
Add some cottage-core flare to your home, or office, with this mini fairy terrarium! Includes mini terrarium, measuring about three inches in height, along with two fairy figurines, a mushroom figurine, and real moss and rocks to decorate.
Desk clutter | KIT | $19.99

Deathworlder (Warhammer 40,000)
Hayward, Victoria
Lazulai is a world beyond the brink, its battle against the tyranids all but lost. Once-magnificent cities lie in ruin. The seas boil. The skies crack. Horrific alien bioforms devour. In mere days the planet will be consumed. The 903rd Catachan ‘Night Shrikes’ defend one of the last fortresses still standing. Led by Major Wulf Khan, to die fighting is all that is expected of them… until she is given one last mission: to lead a squad through the apocalypse and recover a piece of archeotech that may doom or deliver the entire Lazulai System. Facing insurmountable odds and zero hope for aid, the major must hold her squad together as they pick their way through an endless xenos jungle. The enemy is merciless, relentless, endlessly adaptable and formidably resourceful… but, so, too, is Khan. Catachans vs Tyranids – Who are the deadliest predators, in this new Astra Militarum novel?
Black Library | PBK | $22.99

Shadow of the Eighth (Warhammer 40,000)
Hill, Justin D
Minka Lesk and the Cadian 101st are on a mission to track down the missing 8th Regiment on a nightmarish war-wracked planet. The forces of Cadia struggle ever onward, desperate to avenge the destruction of their ruined home world and prove that even in the wake of profound loss, they remain the exemplars of the Astra Militarum. When Minka Lesk and the Cadian 101st discover a relic of the missing Cadian 8th – thought lost, in the planet’s defence – they see an opportunity to right a past wrong, and follow the trail to Telken’s Rest, a world at the core of the Chaos warlord Drakul-zar’s collapsing regime. But the Imperium are not the only force to pounce upon the carcass of Telken’s Rest, and Minka soon discovers that there are dark secrets hidden amidst the icy sprawl of hab blocks and manufactoria. As the past comes back to haunt them, the Cadian 101st face a choice: will they stand firm and do what needs to be done, or will the spectre of what they have lost lead them astray?
Black Library | PBK | $22.99

The Church on Ruby Road (Doctor Who, Target edition)
Jikiemi-Pearson, Esmie
‘I’ve been waiting, all this time, for my life to begin. Maybe, it’s time to stop waiting. Maybe, it’s time to start living.’
Chance. Misfortune. Coincidence. These are the weapons of choice for the Doctor’s latest enemies. And those enemies are very, very hungry… For Ruby Sunday, this Christmas Eve is a birthday she’ll never forget. It’s the day she joins the Doctor, on board a Goblin ship. The day she learns of dangers from beyond the universe. The day her life really begins… or, perhaps, the day it ends.
The Target novelisation of the first full adventure featuring the 15th Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa; and the introduction of his new best friend, Ruby Sunday, played by Millie Gibson. Russell T Davies’ original script has been novelised by up-and-coming literary talent Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson.
Doctor Who | HC | $36.99

The Road to Neverwinter (Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves)
Johnson, Jaleigh
Edgin Darvis’ life is a mess. All that he has left are his lute, his dashing good looks, and… not much else. After a chance encounter with badass bruiser Holga, Edgin is forced to take a hard look at his bad choices. But the road to redemption is long, and paved with unforeseen expenses. Fortunately, the world is full of rich fools begging to be parted from their money. And, so, Edgin and Holga do what any sensible entrepreneurs would do – they form a crew. Joined by a charming rogue, Forge Fitzwilliam, and Simon, a sorcerer with an intense inferiority complex, the team sets out to line their pockets with both well-earned and ill-gotten gold. Together, Edgin’s crew battles monsters across the realms: gnoll raiders, fey witches, and more fall beneath their sharp weapons and sharper wit. But when they encounter a new, more sophisticated villain, keen blades and piercing blue eyes may not be enough. Their target? Torlinn Shrake, a wealthy eccentric known for abusing his servants and hosting lavish parties. The plan? Play dress-up, sneak into the Shrake estate, and fill their pockets with as much loot as they can carry. The catch? Shrake is hiding a terrible secret: one that could endanger the lives of everyone Edgin has come to care for – even if the loot is too good to pass up.
D&D | PBK | $22.99

Upgrade (Blade Runner 2039 02, graphic novel)
Johnson, Mike & Guinaldo, Andrea
The second arc of Ash’s final adventure sees the retired Blade Runner reunited with Cleo Selwyn, her ward from the first Blade Runner graphic novel 2019. Together, they must go on the run from the deadly and fanatical LUV, the first Replicant Blade Runner seen in the movie Blade Runner 2049. It’s 2039, and Cleo Selwyn has finally returned to Los Angeles to search for her surrogate Replicant mother Isobel who Cleo believes has been abducted on the orders of Niander Wallace. Believing that that Cleo’s DNA holds the secret of Replicant fertility, Wallace has ordered his own personal assistant Repicant, Luv, the world’s first Replicant Blade Runner to hunt down and return Cleo to him and to kill all who stand in her way. Reuniting with former Blade Runner Aahna ‘Ash’ Ashina, Cleo and Ash set off on a road trip to find her mother with Luv hard on their heels. Featuring artwork from both Andres Guinaldo and colourist Marc Lesko, who have both been illustrating the saga of Ash since her first outing, back in Blade Runner 2019.
Blade Runner | PBK | $29.99

The World Is Yours (The Story of Scarface)
Kenny, Glenn
The behind-the-scenes story of the iconic film, featuring new interviews with the cast and crew. An unflinching confrontation of humanity’s dark side, Brian de Palma’s crime drama film Scarface gave rise to a cultural revolution upon its release in 1983. Its impact was unprecedented, making globe-spanning waves as a defining portrait of the gritty Miami street life. From Al Pacino’s masterful characterisation of Tony Montana to the iconic: ‘Say hello to my little friend’, Scarface maintains its reputation as an unwavering game changer in cult classic cinema. With brand-new interviews and untold stories of the film’s production, long-time film critic Glenn Kenny takes us on an unparalleled journey through the making of American depictions of crime. The World Is Yours highlights the influential characters and themes within Scarface, reflecting on how its storied legacy played such a major role in American culture.
Film history/True crime | HC | $69.95

Welcome to Arkham: An Illustrated Guide for Visitors (Arkham Horror)
Klosky, Ap & Annandale, David
Witness Arkham like you’re walking its streets, peering into its shadows… It is the height of the Roaring Twenties. Flappers and young fellas dance the Charleston at raucous jazz clubs gleaming bright with electric lights. Beneath this gilded glamour, bloody turf wars rage, funded by gangsters and crooked cops who frequent rival speakeasies and gambling dens. Amid these changing times, old New England towns hold their secrets close. Off the Aylesbury pike, in reclusive Dunwich, rolling hills hide decrepit farms and witch-haunted hollows. Past Cape Ann, the remote fishing village of Innsmouth rots from within. At the mouth of the Miskatonic River, mist-shrouded Kingsport lies dreaming. All the while, historic Arkham broods on the upper banks of the Miskatonic, its famed university delving into the world’s darkest, most ancient mysteries. Welcome to Arkham invites you to venture deeper than ever before into this legend-haunted city, inspired by H P Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos and made famous by the Arkham Horror series of tabletop games. Welcome to Arkham is a complete guide to the city of Arkham and the neighbouring towns of Dunwich, Innsmouth and Kingsport, detailing 115 fabled locations and featuring more than 500 illustrations. Walk the streets of Arkham, ride the Essex County Express, hitch a ride to Innsmouth (and pray you can find a way out), or take a ferry down the Miskatonic River, and read between the lines to discover what other mysteries lurk deeper still in the pages of this tattered old book… The definitive guide to the world of Arkham Horror.
Arkham Horror | HC | $85.00

Knight Errant (Star Wars: Legends)
Miller, John Jackson
A thousand years before Luke Skywalker, a generation before Darth Bane, in a galaxy far, far away… The Republic is in crisis. The Sith roam unchecked, vying with one another to dominate the galaxy. But one lone Jedi, Kerra Holt, is determined to take down the Dark Lords. Her enemies are strange and many: Lord Daiman, who imagines himself the creator of the universe; Lord Odion, who intends to be its destroyer; the curious siblings Quillan and Dromika; the enigmatic Arkadia. So many warring Sith weaving a patchwork of brutality – with only Kerra Holt to defend the innocents caught underfoot. Sensing a sinister pattern in the chaos, Kerra embarks on a journey that will take her into fierce battles against even fiercer enemies. With one against so many, her only chance of success lies with forging alliances among those who serve her enemies – including a mysterious Sith spy and a clever mercenary general. But will they be her adversaries, or her salvation?
Star Wars | PBK | $22.99

Song of Carcosa (Arkham Horror)
Reynolds, Josh
An occult thief takes on a sinister society threatening to tear the fabric of this world apart, in this daring noir thriller, set in the world of Arkham Horror. Countess Alessandra Zorzi, reformed thief and acquirer of occult artefacts, faces her greatest challenge yet as she searches for an elusive artist in possession of the powerful Zanthu Tablet; the only thing that can stop the strange psychic malaise afflicting Alessandra’s assistant, Pepper. The countess’ quest takes her to the crooked heart of Venice, where an eerie organisation is planning a grand performance that will engulf the city in chaos. As Pepper slips into an inescapable alien world, Alessandra must defeat powerful forces to save her friend. One wrong move could bring the curtain down on them, all.
Arkham Horror | TP | $24.99

The Rainbow Serpent (50th anniversary edition)
Roughsey, Dick
Celebrating 50 years – a timeless classic from the Dreamtime. Dreamtime stories tell how the Rainbow Serpent came from beneath the ground and created huge ridges, mountains and gorges as it pushed upward. The name also reflects the snake-like meandering of water across a landscape and the colour spectrum sometimes caused by sunlight hitting the water. Renowned author and artist Dick Roughsey’s first paintings were on bark using the traditional pigments from soil and black from charcoal. After developing these bark paintings into a form suited to paper, he began to create children’s books, including The Rainbow Serpent, an enduring classic that celebrates the paintings of the Rainbow Serpent that first appeared in Arnhem Land rock art more than 6,000 years ago.
Dreamtime | HC | $24.99

Death System (Zombicide: Invader)
Sidor, S A
When decorated military pilot Shawna Bright is convicted of a heinous crime and incarcerated, she is determined to prove her innocence. However, flying the getaway ship during a prison break wrecks that hope. Forced to land on the terrifying Xeno-ridden planet, PK-L7, Shawna must survive both ravenous alien-zombies and a crew of dangerous criminals. When they discover Xenos with cybernetic implants, Shawna uncovers a deadly plan to wreak havoc across the universe. She must do everything in her power to stop it… even if she goes down in history as one of the bad guys.
Zombicide | TP | $24.99

Surely You Can’t Be Serious: The True Story of Airplane!
Zucker, David; Abrahams, Jim; Zucker, Jerry
Surely You Can’t Be Serious is an in-depth and hysterical look at the making of 1980’s comedy classic Airplane! by the legendary writers and directors of the hit film. Airplane! premiered on July 2nd, 1980. With a budget of $3.5 million it went on to make nearly $200 million in sales and has influenced a multitude of comedians on both sides of the camera. Surely You Can’t Be Serious is the first-ever oral history of the making of Airplane! by the creators, and of the beginnings of the ZAZ trio (Zucker, Abrahams, Zucker) – charting the rise of their comedy troupe Kentucky Fried Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin all the way to premiere night. The directors explain what drew them to filmmaking and in particular, comedy. With anecdotes, behind the scenes trivia, and never-before-revealed factoids – these titans of comedy filmmaking unpack everything from how they persuaded Peter Graves to be in the movie after he thought the script was a piece of garbage, how Lorna Patterson auditioned for the stewardess role in the back seat of Jerry’s Volvo, and how Leslie Nielsen’s pranks got the entire crew into trouble, to who really wrote the jive talk. The book also features testimonials and personal anecdotes from well-known faces in the film, television, and comedy sphere – proving how influential Airplane! has been from day one. Four decades after its release, Airplane! continues to make new generations laugh. Its many one liners and visual gags have worked their way into the mainstream culture. This fully organic expansion of the ZAZ trio’s fan base, prompted solely by word of mouth, comes as no surprise to longtime fans. When all around us is in flux – laughter is priceless.
Film history | HC | $60.00

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