Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hello, all…
PARKING! Let’s talk about it. The bus construction along Broad Street  has put a real damper on not just our business, but businesses all along the corridor. We understand and share your frustrations and want to do everything in our power to make it as easy to get here as we can. To that end, we have decided to help you pay for your parking! There’s a parking garage at the western end of the block, above the Barnes & Noble bookstore… it’s a VCU lot but it’s open to the public. Parking less than an hour costs $1, and effective immediately we will pay for that parking with a purchase of $20 or more. All you have to do is bring the receipt card they spit out at you, and you get a buck back. It’s our hope this eases the pain a bit.
SUB BOXES! I hate to harp on this, but we really, really need you guys to pick up your sub boxes. If you come in every week or two skip to the LAST CALL stuff… but if you feel like maybe you haven’t been here in the last couple weeks we really need you to come in. The comic business is completely reliant on weekly cash churn. What we make this week pays for next week’s invoice. The last time I counted we had about TWO MONTHS’ WORTH of rent sitting in those boxes, and our rent ain’t cheap! Even if you think, “oh it’s no big deal, I only have like $25 in there”, it is a big deal, especially if there’s 30 other people with the same or more sitting. Thanks in advance for getting in here!
LAST CALL! Here they are, subscribers: the books set to debut in a couple weeks, for which our orders lock Monday night. If you could tell us before that what you’d like to add, that’d help us order the correct amount and ensure everyone that wants copies can get them.

KOSHCHEI THE DEATHLESS (Dark Horse) The newest entrant in Mike Mignola’s Hellboy Universe!  6 issue miniseries.

TRANSFORMERS VS THE VISIONARIES (IDW) I confess I don’t know who the Visionaries are. Is this gonna be cool? I dunno. But Richmond ex-pat Magdalene Visaggio is writing!

OLD MAN HAWKEYE (Marvel) I’ll be honest, I have no idea how to order this one-- do you want it? Please tell me. It’s based on the version of Hawkeye from Old Man Logan, and guessing the market for “Old Man” versions of current characters is a guessing game. 12 issue miniseries.

COSMO (Archie) All ages sci-fi adventure from Archie Comics! Ongoing series.

BSG VS BSG (Dynamite) Orders will be tight on this one, so communication is key. If you want it tell me now!

SHIPPING! Here’s what’ll be here WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13th for you to check out!
ACTION COMICS #993                                       2.99  
ADVENTURE TIME REGULAR SHOW #5        3.99
ALIENS DEAD ORBIT #4                                     3.99  
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #28                                 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792 LEG                              3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792 STEGMAN VAR   PI
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN CLONE CONSPIRACY TP                  39.99
ANIMOSITY #11                                       3.99
ARCHIE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR #1                          2.99
ARSENE SCHRAUWEN HC                         34.99
ASTRO CITY ORDINARY HEROES HC                           24.99
ATOMIC ROBO PRESENTS REAL SCIENCE ADVENTURES TP        19.99
BACK TO THE FUTURE #25                   4.99
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #17                        3.99
BATMAN CREATURE OF THE NIGHT #1 (OF 4)                   5.99
BATMAN TP VOL 04 THE WAR OF JOKES & RIDDLES       19.99  
BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS HC            22.95
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #11                         3.99
BITCH PLANET TRIPLE FEATURE TP VOL 01             16.99
BLACK SCIENCE PREMIERE HC VOL 02 TRANSCENDENTALISM      49.99
BLAME GN VOL 06                              34.95
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #4                      3.99  
*BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON SC                              29.99  Local hero Dash Shaw’s masterpiece has been unavailable for quite some time… if you’ve never read it, here’s your chance!
BRAVE CHEF BRIANNA TP                         14.99
BRILLIANT TRASH #2                    3.99
BUG THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #6 (OF 6)      3.99
CABLE #152                                           3.99  
CATBOY GN                                     20.00
CHAMPIONS TP VOL 02 FREELANCER LIFESTYLE                19.99
COYOTES #2                                          3.99
CURSE WORDS #1 CVR D GLITTER WIZARD CAT VAR          PI   
DAMNED #6                                            3.99
DAREDEVIL #596                                         3.99
DARK AVENGERS BY BENDIS TP COMPLETE COLLECTION          34.99
DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2017 #1                      9.99
DEFENDERS TP VOL 01 DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER                15.99
DEPT H #21                                               3.99
DESCENDER DLX ED HC VOL 01                              49.99  
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #290                            3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #970                                    2.99
DOCTOR WHO ESSENTIAL GUIDE #12 TIME TRAVEL     19.99
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #519                      11.99
DUCKTALES #4               3.99
FALCON #3                                            3.99
FIGHTING AMERICAN #3                          3.99
FLASH #36                                                2.99
GALAKTIKON #3                                            3.99
GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #5                                    2.99
GRASS KINGS #10                               3.99
GRAVETRANCERS #1                                      3.99
HACK SLASH VS VAMPIRELLA #3 (OF 5)          3.99  
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #34               2.99  
HARROW COUNTY #28                                        3.9
INVADER ZIM #26                                3.99
INVISIBLES HC BOOK 01 DELUXE EDITION                 29.99
INVISIBLES HC BOOK 02 DELUXE EDITION                29.99
INVISIBLES HC BOOK 03 DELUXE EDITION                 29.99
JAZZ MAYNARD HC                                         19.99
JEAN GREY #10                                          3.99
JENNY FINN #2 (OF 4)                                     3.99  
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DET HC VOL 01 RAT CATCHER       24.99
JSA BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 01                           34.99
JUDAS #1 (OF 4)                                          3.99
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #2               3.99  
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #20                            2.99
KID LOBOTOMY #3                      3.99  
KILLER INSTINCT #3                            3.99
KIM AND KIM TP VOL 02 LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD         16.99  
KINGSMAN RED DIAMOND #4 (OF 6)          3.99
LADY KILLER TP VOL 02                         17.99
LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 05 PIRATES GHOST                 19.99
LOVE & ROCKETS LIBRARY JAIME GN VOL 06 ANGELS       19.99
MAESTROS #3                                          3.99
MARVEL SELECT DAREDEVIL AF                   24.99
MISFIT CITY TP VOL 01                        14.99
*MISTER MIRACLE #5 (OF 12)                            3.99  This is so so so good. If Flintstones is my favorite book of the year (and it is), this is my favorite single issue series.  
MOTOR GIRL TP VOL 02 NO MAN LEFT BEHIND                 15.99
MS MARVEL TP VOL 08 MECCA                               17.99  
MY LITTLE PONY HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2017         4.99  
NEW SUPER MAN #18                                        3.99
OLD MAN LOGAN #31                                     3.99
OVERWATCH ANTHOLOGY HC VOL 01                 19.99
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 INTO      17.99
PORT OF EARTH #2                                         3.99
*PORTUGAL HC                             39.99  Cyril Pedrosa is one f the more thoughtful journeyman cartoonists in the world, and his books are always a treat.
PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER HC                         12.99
PUNISHER #219                                      3.99  
RAGMAN #3 (OF 6)                                         2.99
*REACTOR #1 (OF 4)                                        3.99 Donny Cates is flooring people on a weekly basis these days… jump in on the ground floor with this new sci-fi series!
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #17                             3.99
RETCON #4 (OF 4)                                    3.99
ROBOTECH #5                               3.99
ROCKET RACCOON TP TALES FROM HALF WORLD                  7.99
ROYAL CITY #8                          3.99  
ROYALS #12                                             3.99
*RUMBLE #1                      3.99  John Arcudi’s warrior scarecrow god is back! And this time he’s drawn by David Rubin, one of the fastest rising stars in the biz!
RUNAWAYS #4                                              3.99  
SAILOR TWAIN GN                         15.99
SAMURAI JACK QUANTUM JACK #3 (OF 5)         3.99
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #20                                    3.99
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #88                             2.99
SHE-HULK #160                                     3.99
SHEENA #4                                   3.99  
SKIN & EARTH #6 (OF 6)             7.99  
SKYDOLL SUDRA HC                                        19.99
SLAM NEXT JAM #4                                         3.99
SLOTS #3                                              3.99
SOUND OF THE WORLD BY HEART GN                          24.99
SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME TP VOL 02 A RECIPE FOR DISASTER       12.99  
SPONGEBOB COMICS #75                                     3.99
STAR WARS #40                                            3.99
STAR WARS #40 JOHNSON 40TH ANNIV VAR         PI         
STAR WARS ROGUE ONE GN                        9.99
SUICIDE SQUAD #31                                        2.99
SUPERGIRL #16                                            3.99
SUPERWOMAN #17                                           3.99
TERRY MOORE 25TH ANNIV SKETCHBOOK 8800 DAYS BLONDE      16.99  
THERE’S NOTHING THERE TP VOL 01                          12.99
TITANS #18                                               3.99
TRINITY TP VOL 01 BETTER TOGETHER (REBIRTH)             16.99
TRUE BELIEVERS PHOENIX BIZARRE ADVENTURES                1.00
TRUE BELIEVERS PHOENIX CLASSIC                           1.00
TRUE BELIEVERS PHOENIX RETURNS                           1.00
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #27                           3.99
UNDER (STATIX) #1 (OF 2)                   5.99
VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER VOL 2 #5                 3.99
WEAPON X #12                                           3.99
WICKED & DIVINE CHRISTMAS ANNUAL #1      3.99  
WILDSTORM MICHAEL CRAY #3                                3.99
WITCH BOY GN VOL 01                         12.99
WONDER WOMAN #36                                         2.99
X-MEN BLUE #17                                        3.99
X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG TP NEW PTG                        14.99
YOUNGBLOOD #7                               3.99

That’s it for now… see you soon!
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Monday, December 4, 2017

Hello, all...
It’s looking like we need to continue clearing out some product, to make room for the new stuff coming in. So we’ve decided to keep our deep discount boxes up through the end of the year! Stuffed with dollar comics, you can also grab 30 for $20 or 83 for $52! That’s like .63 per book! And there’s some good, recent stuff in there, just stuff we have too much of. Come take a gander, you could stuff a lot of stockings with ‘em!
You may’ve noticed we’ve been beefing up our stock on larger ticket items like Marvel & DC Omnibuses, and IDW Artist Edition HCs. These are great gift options for the people in your life (you can’t tell me Grandma wouldn’t love that Gillen & McKelvie Darth Vader Omnibus… it’s the whole dang series in one book!), or for a treat yourself moment-- if you’re interested, talk to us about ‘em. We know they’re expensive, and can talk turkey with you about giving you the best price we can.
We’re going to continue to tighten up on our ordering in the coming weeks, which makes it more important than ever that you communicate to us as early as possible the things you want. I can no longer guarantee we’ll have copies available for requests made in reply to the shipping lists weekly in the newsletter. The best way to ensure you’re getting everything you want is to go through Previews every month and put an order in. The second best way is looking at our last call  list below, spotlighting all the #1s debuting in a few weeks (and any other items of interest). Let’s look now!
LAST CALL! Here they are, subscribers: the books set to debut in a couple weeks, for which our orders lock Mondaynight. If you could tell us before that what you’d like to add, that’d help us order the correct amount and ensure everyone that wants copies can get them.

BATMAN & THE SIGNAL (DC) Finally! Duke Thomas has a name and a direction, and a series!

DAMAGE (DC) Spinning out of Metal! Looks cool.

EXIT STAGE LEFT (DC) This has Book of Next Year potential for sure… written by Mark Russell, writer of THIS year’s book of the year THE FLINTSTONES! (Seriously-- if you haven’t read it, it’s amazing. Soooo much better than you’d expect) Starring Snagglepuss as a gay playwright in the 50s.

BONEHEAD (Image) Great design, great name. I don’t know much else but it’s worth a look!

RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER (Marvel) Just in time for the movie, here’s another look at T’Challa’s origin! Co-written by Ta-Nehisi Coates!

ROGUE & GAMBIT (Marvel) One of the longest “will they or won’t they?” couples in Marvel’s history gets a new mini!

STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI: STORMS OF CRAIT (Marvel) Tying into some movie coming out soon.

SHIPPING! Here’s what’s arriving for you WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH:
ADVENTURE TIME #71                           3.99
ALTERS #8                                            3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC ALPHA #1         4.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC ALPHA #1 (OF 1) GRANOV VAR   PI      
AMORY WARS GOOD APOLLO #9 (OF 12)                    3.99
ARCHIE #26            3.99
ASTONISHING X-MEN #6                                     3.99
AVENGERS #674                                        3.99
BABYTEETH TP VOL 01                                     14.99
BANE CONQUEST #8 (OF 12)                                 3.99 
BARBARELLA #1                     3.99
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 02 SOURCE CODE      16.99
BATMAN #36                                               2.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN ADVENTURES TP VOL 02                   19.99
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #1 (OF 6)         3.99
BATMAN THE DEVASTATOR #1 METAL 2ND PTG                   3.99
BATMAN THE RED DEATH #1 METAL 3RD PTG                    3.99
BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #3 (OF 8)                            3.99
BE YOUR OWN BACKING BAND GN                 10.00
BLACK BOLT #8                                         3.99
BLACK BOLT #8 MCKONE LEGACY HEADSHOT VAR   PI
BLACK BOLT TP VOL 01 HARD TIME                          17.99  For those clamoring for good Marvel books.
BLACK CLOUD #6                                       3.99
BLACK LIGHTNING COLD DEAD HANDS #2 (OF 6)                3.99
BOMBSHELLS UNITED #7                                     2.99
CABLE TP VOL 01 CONQUEST                                15.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 2ND PTG ALEX ROSS VAR           3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #696                                  3.99
CATALYST PRIME NOBLE #7                                  3.99
CYBORG #19                                               3.99
DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY #4 (OF 6)                          3.99
DC COMICS JOKER APRON AND OVEN MITT SET       14.95
DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2017 #1                      9.99 
DEADMAN #2 (OF 6)                                        3.99
DEATHSTROKE #26                                          3.99
DEATHSTROKE THE TERMINATOR TP VOL 03 NUCLEAR WINTER      24.99
DOCTOR STRANGE #382                                    3.99
DOCTOR WHO 12TH YEAR THREE #10       3.99
EXTREMITY #9                                             3.99
FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1          3.99
FIX #10                                              3.99
GIANT DAYS #33                                           3.99
GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #2                                3.99 If you didn’t grab the first issue, it’s a winner. And we still have copies left!
GREEN ARROW #35                                          3.99
GREEN ARROW TP VOL 04 THE RISE OF STAR CITY       19.99
GREEN LANTERNS #36                                       2.99
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #148                             3.99
GWENPOOL #23                                           3.99
HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #3 (OF 6)             3.99
HAWKEYE #13                                            3.99
HOW TO BE ALIVE GN                                       8.00
I HATE FAIRYLAND DLX HC VOL 01                      29.99
ICEMAN #8                                              3.99
INHUMANS ONCE FUTURE KINGS #5 (OF 5)                     3.99
INJUSTICE 2 #15                                          2.99
IRON FIST #75                                          3.99
IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST #2 (OF 5)        3.99
JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS HC                    150.00
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS DIMENSIONS #1            3.99
JETSONS #2                                               3.99
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #9 (OF 12)              3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #34                                       2.99  Welcome incoming creative team Christopher Priest and Pete Woods!
JUSTICE LEAGUE POWER RANGERS HC                         24.99
KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE #1                     7.99 Grant Morrison brings back the beefiest of Santas!
KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE #1 1:15 VAR        PI  
LOOK STRAIGHT AHEAD GN                                  19.99
LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #4                 4.99
LUMBERJANES TP VOL 07                         14.99
MIGHTY CRUSADERS #1                   3.99
MIRROR #9                                                3.99
MOONSTRUCK #4                                            3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #61         3.99
NIGHTWING #34                                            2.99
NO 1 WITH A BULLET #2                                    3.99
NORMANDY GOLD #4                            3.99
PAPER GIRLS #18                                          2.99
PARADISO #1                    3.99
PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #2 LOVE AND REVENGE          3.99
PUNISHER EPIC COLLECTION TP CAPITAL PUNISHMENT           39.99
RASPUTIN VOICE OF DRAGON #2 (OF 5)                       3.99
RED SONJA #11                                 3.99
RICK AND MORTY TP VOL 06               19.99
ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #6                               3.99
ROCKET GIRL TP VOL 02 ONLY THE GOOD                     16.99
ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #1                             3.99
SAVAGE DRAGON #229                                   3.99
SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #4                                   3.99
SHADOW BATMAN #3 (OF 6)                    3.99
SHERLOCK THE GREAT GAME #5 (OF 6)          4.99
SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER TP                           16.99 If you didn’t pick this up in single issue form, this handy volume is a must grab. If you like funny, action packed comics anyway.
SHIVER HC JUNJI ITO                          22.99  Any time there’s new Junji Ito work available for American audiences, it’s cause for celebration… he’s one of the all-time greats in the world for horror comics!
SLEEPLESS #1                     3.99
SMELL OF STARVING BOYS GN             29.99
SNOTGIRL #6 2ND PTG                                      2.99
SPIDER-MAN #235                                        3.99
SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #3 (OF 5)                        3.99
STAR TREK TNG MIRROR BROKEN #5 (OF 6)       3.99
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #9                                 3.99
STAR WARS TP VOL 06 OUT AMONG THE STARS                 19.99
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #30                   3.99
STREET FIGHTER SHADALOO SPECIAL         3.99
SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 07 THE DRAGON’S HOARD               19.99
SUPERMAN #36                                             2.99
TEEN TITANS GO TP VOL 04 SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT        12.99
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES TP VOL 02     29.99
THE SENSES HC                              22.95
TMNT ONGOING #77 CVR B EASTMAN               3.99
TRUE BELIEVERS ENTER THE PHOENIX                         1.00
TRUE BELIEVERS PHOENIX PRESENTS CYCLOPS & MARVEL G       1.00
TRUMPS TITANS VS FIDGET SPINNER #1       4.99
USAGI YOJIMBO #164                                       3.99
UZUMAKI 3IN1 DLX ED HC JUNJI ITO       27.99
VIOLENT LOVE #10                        3.99
WALKING DEAD #174                                    2.99
WITCHBLADE #1                                        3.99
WITCHBLADE #1 RETAILER APPRECIATE VAR               PI
X-MEN GOLD #17 LEG                                       3.99
YOUNGBLOOD TP VOL 01 REBORN                              9.99

Next year I’m going to route the Christmas Parade directly through the store… see you soon!
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