Contact: richjohnston@gmail.com or 0 (1144) 7801350982

"I laughed out loud at Watchmensch. Several times, in fact -- and the climactic scene is more awesome than any squid!" - Dave Gibbons

In 1986, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created the greatest superhero comic book ever told. In March 2009, Warner Bros will release the movie based on that comic, directed by 300 director Zack Snyder. The audience will be in awe. The box office will boom. And Brain Scan will say "balls to all that!" and publish something very different indeed. From Rich Johnston, the author of "Lying In The Gutters" and "Civil Wardrobe" and Swedish artist Simon Rohrmuller comes a complex and multi-layered tale of New York copyright and trademark lawyers, a conspiracy against them from an unknown powerful source and a history of how the comic industry has dealt with its creators. And just the occasional snatch of Yiddish. "Who Watches The Watchmensch?" Well, you lot had better bloody do. Order your copy from retailers now using Diamond Ordering Code: JAN094081. $3.99 Black And White 24 Pages (Which is a lot more than you get from Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes).

For your copy, go to your local comic shop right now and ask them to order you a copy for March. The Diamond code you might need is JAN094081 and the listing appears on Previews page 244 (as seen left)

If your shop orders the comic let me know and I'll add them to the list below.

Brain Scan Studios, the publisher, can be found here. 

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WHERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

UK

Orbital Comics
8 Gt Newport Street
London WC2H 7JF

They Walk Among Us
26 Red Lion Street
Richmond upon Thames
Surrey TW9 1RW

LIMITED EDITION COMIX
10 Market Place
Stevenage New Town
Herts SG1 1EP
01438 364083

 

2 Tone Comics
40 Market Street
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7 6AA

Automattic Comics
17 Pickwick Road
Corsham
Wiltshire
SN139BQ

OK Comics
19 Thornton's Arcade
Leeds
LS1 6LQ

THE AMERICAN COMIC SHOP
1 CHURCH STREET
CHATHAM
KENT ME4 4BS
01634 817410

Gosh Comics
39 Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3NZ
020-76361011

Forbidden Planet London
179 Shaftesbury Ave
London
WC2H 8JR
Telephone 0207 420 3666

Forbidden Planet Birmingham
38 Priory Queensway
Birmingham
B4 7LA
Telephone 0121 236 3026

Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore
Units 4&5 Clifton Heights
Triangle West,
Bristol
BS8 1EJ
Telephone 0117 929 7767

Forbidden Planet Cambridge
60 Burleigh Street
Cambridge
CB1 1DJ
Telephone 01223 301666

Forbidden Planet Coventry
31 Cross Cheaping
Coventry
CV1 1HF
Telephone 024 7622 9672

Forbidden Planet Croydon
175 North End
Croydon
CR0 1TP
Telephone 020 8688 7190

Forbidden Planet Liverpool
92 Bold Street
Liverpool
L1 4HY
Telephone 0151 707 1491

Forbidden Planet Newcastle
59 Grainger Street
Newcastle
NE1 5JE

Forbidden Planet Southampton Megastore
24 Hanover Buildings
Southampton
SO14 1JU
Telephone 023 8022 4761


ARIZONA

SpazDog Comics
21610 N. 35th Avenue #162
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 582-3240

Atomic Mesa Superstore
1120 South Country Club #105
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 649-0807

Atomic Phoenix Metrocenter
10215 North 28th Drive #A1
Phoenix, AZ 85051
(602) 395-1066

Atomic Chandler Fashion Center
3155 West Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 940-6061

Atomic Paradise Valley
4537 East Cactus Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 923-0733

Ash Avenue Comics & Books
810 S. Ash Avenue
Tempe, Arizona 85281
(480) 858-9447

CALIFORNIA

EARTH-2 COMICS
15017 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
818-386-9590

Collector's Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave
Winnetka CA 91306
818-999-9455

Comickaze
5517 A/B Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego CA 92117-2342
in CA call(858)278-0371, all others(800)869-5275

CornerStoreComics
980 E Orangethorpe Ave Ste A
Anaheim CA 92801
714-626-0082

Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G
Anaheim CA 92804
714-826-6127

Njoy Games & Comics
8415 Reseda Blvd #4
Northridge CA 91324
818-709-0599

Comix Experience
305 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA, 94117
415-863-9258

Pulp Fiction
4501 E Carson St #104
Long Beach, CA 90808

Waterfront Comics
609 Main Street
Suisun City CA, 94585

Comics Conspiracy
115-A E. Fremont Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
408-245-6275

Brave New World
22722 Lyons Avenue #6
Newhall, CA 91321
661-259-4745

Heroes Comics
110 E Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93710
+1 559-229-4376

Crush Comics
2869 Castro Valley Blvd.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 581-4779

The Launchpad
9 S. Sacramento
Lodi, CA 95240
209-365-1981

COLORADO

Atlantis Comics
10815 W. Jewell Ave. Unit J
Lakewood, CO 80232
303-985-4950

Mile High Comics-Littleton
1360 W Littleton Blvd Unit H
Littleton Colorado 80120 

CONNECTICUT

Heroes Comics & Cards
197 Westport Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
203-750-0505

DELAWARE

Between Books
2703 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont De 19703
Phone: (302)798-3378 

FLORIDA

Secret Headquarters
2418 N. Monroe St.
Suite 210
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 385-2736

Bad Apple Comics - S. Orlando
8110 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32806
407.859.3422

Bad Apple Comics - UCF
12225 University Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32817

Universe of Super-Heroes
2724 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32205

Famous Faces & Funnies
3000 W New Haven Avenue
West Melbourne, FL 32904
321-259-3575

The Fantasy Factory
4620 South Florida Avenue #105
Lakeland, FL 33813
863-646-3813

Comic Emporium
2403 Highway 231
Panama City, FL 32405

Demolition Comics +
4049 S. Dale Mabry
Tampa, Fl. 33611
813-832-2692

Demolition Comics II
4149 W. Waters Ave.
Tampa, Fl. 33634
813-885-5171

Demolition Comics III
2564 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, Fl. 33612
813-866-1780

Demolition Comics IV
1404 Seminole Blvd.
Largo, Fl. 33770
727-581-7600

Coliseum of Comics
22 Broadway
Kissimmee, Florida  34741

GEORGIA

Dr. No's Comics & Games Superstore
3428 Canton Road
Marietta GA 30066
770.422.4642

Bunjee's Comics
1414 Highway 16 West
Griffin, GA 30223
(770) 412-6723

Bunjee's Comics
569 Jonesboro Rd
McDonough, GA 30253
(678) 565-4886

Galactic Quest
4264 Sudderth Rd.
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 614-4804

Galactic Quest
481 West Pike Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
(770) 339-3001

Heroes Cards Comics And Games
211-A Bullsboro Dr
Newnan GA 30263
770-251-5754

Great Escape Comics & Games
1050 East Piedmont Road Suite D
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: (770) 973-2253

Legends
317 Broad St
Rome, Ga 30161
706-378-0086

COMIC BOOKS, ETC!
1105 Parkside Lane
Ste #1212
Woodstock, GA 30189
770-592-4747

ILLINOIS

Heroic Adventures
2131 S. State Route 157
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 659-0099

Amazing Fantasy
15948 Harlem Ave
Tinley Park, IL
60477
(708)633-0837

INDIANA

Downtown Comics
5767 E 86th St
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Downtown Comics
8336 W 10th St
Indianapolis, IN 46234

Downtown Comics
8925 S Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46217

Downtown Comics
11 E Market St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Blue Moon Comics
20 1/2 South 16thStreet
Lafayette, In. 47905
Phone: (765) 742-8787

Vintage Phoenix Comic Books
114 E 6th St
Bloomington, IN 47408
+1 812-333-2930

Reader Copies
2135 N Scatterfield Road
Anderson IN 46012

Clems Collectibles
4201 Coldwater Rd. (Glenbrook Mall)
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
260-480-7087

Reader Copies
2135 N Scatterfield Road
Anderson IN 46012

IOWA

Alter Ego Comics
331 7th Ave
Marion, Iowa 52302

MAINE

Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street
Portland, ME 04101 

MARYLAND

Third Eye Comics
15 Old Solomon's Island Rd
Suite 102
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410)897-0322

Collectors Corner Inc.
8108 A Harford Rd
Baltimore (Parkville), MD 21234

MASSACHUSETTS

Comicopia
464 Commonwealth Av #13
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 266-4266

The Outer Limits
437 Moody St
Waltham MA 02453

That's Entertainment
244 Park Ave.
Worcester, MA
01609
(508)-755-4207

MICHIGAN

Comic City
Canton Corners S/C
42727 Ford Rd
Canton MI 48187
734-981-3561

Comic City
West Oaks II S/C
43538 West Oaks Dr.
Novi MI 48377
248-449-7114

Comic City
Oakland Pointe S/C
466 N. Telegraph Rd.
Pontiac MI 48341
248-334-4139

Green Brain Comics
13210 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
313-582-9444

Clems Comics & Games
212 S. Washington Sq.
Lansing, MI 48933
517-485-2369

Fun4All
2742 Washtenaw Ave
Ypsilanti
Michigan 48197
(734)-434-7440

MINNEAPOLIS

Comic Book College
3151 Hennepin Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-822-2309

Hot Comics Richfield
6609 Nicollet Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423
(612) 798-3936

Hot Comics New Hope
3532 Winnetka Ave N
New Hope, MN 55427
(763) 593-1223

MONTANA

Pulp Fiction Comics & Games
129 SE 3rd St.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
816.554.7333

NEBRASKA

Legend Comics
5131 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE 68106
402-391-2377

NEVADA

Alternate Reality Comics
4800. S. Maryland Pkwy. #D
Las Vegas, NV. 89119
(702) 736-3673

Cosmic Comics
3330 East Tropicana Suite G
Las Vegas, NV 90121 

 

 

 

BattleZone
7910 Tropical Parkway
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89149

(702) 645-7249

NEW JERSEY

Bobs Cards and Comics
382 US Hwy 46
Budd Lake, NJ 07828-3206
Phone: (973) 691-3015

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple St. #11
Manchester, NH 03103 USA
603-669-9636

JETPACK COMICS LLC
112 Portland Street
Rochester, NH  03867
(603) 330-XMEN (9636)

NEW YORK

Main Street Comics
157 Dolson Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940
845-342-0458

Midtown Comics Times Square
200 W. 40th Street
New York, NY 10018

Midtown Comics Grand Central
459 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Time Warp Inc.
1164 Broadway
Hewlett, NY 11557
516-295-1431

Earthworld Comics
537 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 459-2400

Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 W 33rd St
New York, NY 10001

Jim Hanley’s Universe
325 New Dorp Ln
Staten Island, NY 10306

Forbidden Planet NYC
840 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
212-475-6161w
646-662-2850c

All Heroes Comics
4410 Lake Ave.
Rochester, NY 14612
(585) 865-9113

Pulp Nouveau Comix
92 South Main Street
Canandaigua, NY  14424
(585) 394-8250

NORTH CAROLINA

Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 967-4439

Ultimate Comics Durham
229 W NC Highway 54
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 806-8282

Ultimate Comics Chapel Hill
1322 Fordham Blvd #9
Chapel Hill NC 27514
(919) 960-8107

Ultimate Comics Northgate
756 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
(919)286-0410

Comic Envy
1 Kenilworth Knolls
Unit 4
Asheville NC 28805
(828) 252-7600

Pastimes
175 Weaverville Hwy Suite Y
Asheville NC 28804

The Hobby Shop
1501 Ward Blvd, Suite #245
Wilson Mall
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 291-3384

The Readers Choice
717 Walnut St
Rocky Mount NC
27803

NOVA SCOTIA

Strange Adventures
5262 Sackville St
Halifax, NS
(902) 425-2140 

OHIO

Laughing Ogre Comics
University Mall
10647 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22032
Columbus, OH

Laughing Ogre Comics
4258 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43214

Rupp's Comics
335 Ohio Ave.
Fremont, OH 43420
419.334.4959

Yottaquest
7607 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45231
513-923-1985

Dave's Clubhouse
1538 Brice Rd
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Moore Comics
5505 Westerville Rd
Westerville, Ohio 43081 

OKLAHOMA

Speeding Bullet Comics
614 N Porter Ave
Norman, OK 73071 

OREGON

Bridge City Comics
3725 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
503.282.5484

Fullspeed Comics
97980 Shopping Center Ave #200
Brookings, Oregon 97415

PENNSYLVANIA

Comix Connection - York
West Manchester Mall
1800 Loucks Road, Suite 688
York, PA 17408
717-767-4871

Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg
6200 Carlisle Pike, Suite C
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
717-591-2727

Brave New Worlds
212 North Easton Road
Willow Grove PA 19090
215-657-8838

Brave New Worlds
45 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
215-925-6525

New Dimension Comics-McMurray
113 E. McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
724-941-5445

Comics World
807 Chambersburg Mall
Chambersburg PA 17201
717-264-9918

 

 

Eide's Entertainment
1121 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 261-0900

Steve's Comic Relief
4351 Woerner Avenue
Levittown, PA 19057
(215) 945-7954

Time Tunnel Comics & Collectibles
300 Mt Lebanon Blvd
Lebanon Shops
Pittsburgh PA 15234
(412) 207-2911

Aresto Comics
2785 Leechburg Rd.
Suite C
Lower Burrell, PA 15068

The Comic Store
28 McGovern Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-397-8737

Comic Collection
931 Bustleton Pike
Feasterville, PA 19053

Beachead Comics
1601 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 437-6372

Phantom of the Attic
3766 William Penn Highway
Monroeville, PA 15146
(412) 856-4403

COMIC SWAP, INC
110 South Fraser St.
State College, PA 16801
814-234-6005 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Planet Comics
2704 N Main St
Anderson SC 29621
864.261.3578

Captain's Comics and Toys
1209 Sam Rittenberg Blvd # D
Charleston, SC 29407
+1 843-766-6611 

TENNESSEE

Mountain Empire Comics
1210 North Roan St.
Johnson City Tenn, 37601

Clinton Cards Comics and Collectibles
372 Market St
Clinton Tn 37716
865-457-5273

Mountain Empire Comics
1210 N Roan St
Johnson City
Tennessee TN 37601.

Mountain Empire Comics
504 State St
Bristol,
Tennessee 37620
423-274-0450

TEXAS

Titan Comics
3701 W Northwest Hwy #125
Dallas Texas 75220
214-350-4420

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy
7959 Fredericksburg Rd. Ste. 129
San Antonio, TX
78229
(210) 615-1229

Titan Comics
3701 W Northwest Hwy #125
Dallas Texas 75220
214-350-4420

Boomstick Comics
408 North Bishop Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75208

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy
6111 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-2399

Heroes and Fantasies
5778 Ingram Rd
San Antonio, TX 78238
(210) 522-9063

Tribe Comics and Games
2919 Manchaca Road
Suite 102
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 693-4300

Zeus Toys and Comics
4411 Lemmon Avenue Suite 105
Dallas, TX 75219
214-219-TOYS 

UTAH

Dr Volts Comic Connection
2043 East 3300 South,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113.

VANCOUVER

B&D Comic Shop
802 Elm Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 342-6642

Local Heroes
1905 Colonial Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23517
757-383-6810

Comic Cubicle
5251 John Tyler Hwy Suite 50
Williamsburg, VA 23185

VIRGINIA

Laughing Ogre Comics
Lansdowne Shopping Center
19340 Promenade Drive
Lansdowne, VA 20176
Fairfax, VA

WASHINGTON

Zanadu Comics I
1923 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
206-443-1316

Zanadu Comics II
1307 NE 45th
Seattle, WA 98105
206-632-0989

The Comic Stop
3333 184th St SW, Suite G
Lynnwood, WA 98037
425-744-2767


WISCONSIN

ArcadeComics.com
W194 N16167 Appleton Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI
262-253-9003

Westfield Comics Etc
7475 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53717
Phone: 608-833-4444


CANADA

Another Dimension
424 B - 10th Street NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1V9
(403)283-7078

Strange Adventures Comic Bookshops
5262 Sackville St. Halifax, NS B3J 1K8
902.425.2140

Strange Adventures Comic Bookshops
68 York St. Fredericton, NB E3B 3N5
506.450.3759
toll-free 1.866.626.6427

B.A.'s COMICS
426 HAMILTON ROAD
LONDON ONTARIO N5Z 1R9
519-439-9636

Grey Region Comics
550 Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario
416-658-8408

Redd Skull Comics & CDs
720A Edmonton Trail N.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2E 3J4
403-230-2716

Legends
633 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC
250 388-3696

The Beguiling
601 Markham Street
Toronto, Ontario, M6G 2L7
P: 416-533-9168 

GERMANY

Grober Unfug
-International Comics-
Weinmeister St. 9
10178 Berlin
Germany

ISRAEL

Comikaza
Dizengoff Center, Tel Aviv

PORTUGAL

Livraria Sétima Dimensão
Rua Câmara Pestana, N~18, 2º Andar, Sala 2
Funchal, Portugal, 9000 Funchal
+351 291 238 244

SWEDEN

Seriebörsen
Humlegatan 5
582 54 Linköping

AUSTRALIA

Ace Comics & Games
Level 2, 121 Queen Street
Brisbane Queensland. 07 3210 0929

Ace Comics & Games
Suite 18, Annerley Arcade
478 Ispwich Road
Annerley, Queensland. 07 3848 7362

Impact Comics
16 Garema Place
Canberra, ACT 2601

Quality Comics
Downstairs
872 Hay Street
Perth Western Australia
(08) 9341 2939

KINGS Comics
310 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
612 9267 5615

Comics Etc
Shop 5 79-81 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane, Qld, 4000
(07) 3229 4446

Minotaur Entertainment
121 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne 3000
61 3 9670 5415

GREECE

Jemma Books N Comics
Alkiviadou 138-140
185-35 Piraeus

HOLLAND

Stripwinkel Blunder
Oudegracht 203
3511NH Utrecht
0031(0)302311461

ITALY

Alastor Napoli
Via Mezzocannone, 7,
Napoli

MAIL ORDER

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