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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2017 Holiday Gift Guide Part One


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 One – Julie’s Picks


ATOMAHAWK
Image Comics
$6
This. Book. Is. BONKERS. Funny, bloody, wholly unique sci-fi fantasy adventure with outstanding art.


I’M NOT HERE
Koyama Press
$12
A quiet, haunting story of identity from a rising star in comics.


CASE OF THE MISSING MEN
Conundrum
$20
“Nancy Drew meets David Lynch” – extremely accurate pitch for this book. My favorite graphic novel to come out this year,
a must read if you’d like to have your mind blown by something freaky.


THE INTERVIEW
Fantagraphics
$25
Gorgeous near-future sci-fi tale that manages to feel personal and small while telling
a story of the world changing on an gigantic scale.


PAPER GIRLS VOLUME ONE
Image Comics
$35
Stranger Things meets Goonies meets something entirely new and insane!
Utterly surprising and extremely fun sci-fi from the creator of Saga and Y The Last Man.
This hardcover collects volumes 1 and 2.


ART OF JAIME HERNANDEZ STUDIO EDITION
Fantagraphics
$150
Oh hey a giant, gorgeous book filled with art by the greatest living cartoonist.
Interviews, process pieces, full stories… this book has everything for
the most die hard Love & Rockets fans.

Stay tuned for part two…
-SHQ-

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Comic Arts Brooklyn

Come visit us at Comic Arts Brooklyn THIS SATURDAY, November 11, 11am – 7pm. It is free free free! We will be premiering some brand new zines and will be fully stocked on SHQ zine classics, best sellers, and some weird rare stuff. Table C1, be there or be square.

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The Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Mon - Sat 11-9 / Sun 12-7
tel 323.666.2228
shq@thesecretheadquarters.com

Dungeon Dungeon
435 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(Inside The Last Bookstore)

Mon - Thu 10-10 / Fri-Sat 10-11 / Sun 10-6
tel 323.666.2228
dm@dungeondungeon.com