Monday, May 21, 2018

Hello, all--

By all accounts the rain is supposed to let up today and the sky will be a bit more forgiving-- much better comic buying weather than being shin deep in the murk. Which is a beautiful thing, because there is a ton of great product out this week. I'll also mention-- we have a small stack of towels here to dry you off when you get here! There's not much to get into this week, so we can dive into the good stuff.

LAST CALL! Here are the titles set to debut in a few weeks, for which our orders lock on Monday. If you're interested in any, subscribers, please tell us now so we can set our order quantities optimally! 


 
TOMB RAIDER INFERNO (Dark Horse, mini, $3.99) As I've said before, video game tie-ins are tricky to peg order-wise... even games that have a long history in comics like this one. If you want, sound off! 
BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING-- BATGIRL & RIDDLER (DC, One shot, $3.99) If you've signed up for any of these on=ramp one shots, we've signed you up for all of them. Do you like this newer, thuggier taker on the Riddler as much as I do?
HAWKMAN (DC, Ongoing, $3.99) He's back! Crashing out of the pages of METAL comes Carter Hall with a new purpose, courtesy of Rob Venditti and Bryan Hitch!
PLASTIC MAN (DC, Mini, $3.99) Gail Simone and Plastic Man seem like a match made in heaven, right? This should be good. 
TITANS SPECIAL (DC, One shot, $4.99) Everything's changing, and this one shot is the hinge upon which it all swings. If you're already on the list for Titans you'll get this, but I wanted to invite newly interested parties to join in on the fun. 
THE MAGIC ORDER (Image, Mini, $3.99) Mark Millar! Olivier Coipel! Magic! Crime! What else do you need to know?
PROXIMA CENTAURI (Image, Mini, $3.99) High adventure in the furthest reaches of space, from one of the most inventive minds in comics: Farel Dalymple! A must-read. 
WEATHERMAN (Image, Ongoing, $3.99) Here's the actual solicitation material, I couldn't pitch this better: Nathan Bright had it all: an awesome girlfriend, a kickass dog, and a job as the number one weatherman on terraformed Mars. But when he's accused of carrying out the worst terrorist attack in human history-an event that wiped out nearly the entire population of Earth-Nathan becomes the most wanted man alive and a target of a manhunt that spans the galaxy. But is Nathan truly responsible for such a horrific crime? And why can't he remember?
DEADPOOL ASSASSIN (Marvel, Mini, $4.99) Yep, another one of these. If you want it tell me! We'll be ordering tightly, for fear of over-saturation on the ol' Merc w/ a Mouth. 
MARVEL RISING: ALPHA (Marvel, One shot?, $4.99) In their very first team-up ever, here's Squirrel Girl and Ms Marvel! 
THOR (Marvel, Ongoing, $4.99) Jason Aaron brings Mike del Mundo on board for the last chunk of his epic Thor run. Look at all those different hammers! If you're already on for Thor this will carry over. 
THE WEEKEND PRESENTS: STARBOY (Marvel, Mini?, $3.99) Yep, musical sensation The Weekend is dipping into comics-making. 
BY NIGHT (Boom!, Mini, $3.99) John Allison has become quite the indy hitmaker with Giant Days-- this time he's with Adventure Time artist Christine Larsen for a reality warping journey of self-discovery!
NANCY DREW (Dynamite, Ongoing, $3.99) This ain't your Grandma's Nancy Drew... unless your Grandma hangs out with people waaaaay younger than she which would beg a lot of questions about what they have in common. And perhaps you'll realize that maybe you don't know your Grandma as well as you should, and maybe it's time you put some effort in. 
KONUNGAR: WAR OF CROWNS (Titan, Mini, $5.99) That's some darn fine cover making, you ask me. Epic fantasy as two brothers battle for the crown! And the perceived validation of their father! 
SHIPPING! Here are the comics JUST FOR YOU arriving on Wednesday, May 23!
ADVENTURE TIME BEGINNING OF END #1             3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #794 5TH PTG         3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 3RD PTG           3.99
ANIMOSITY #14                                       3.99
ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION TP VOL 01                           14.99
BARRIER #4 (OF 5)                                   3.99
BATGIRL #23                                              3.99
BATMAN BEYOND #20                                        3.99
BEEF #4 (OF 5)                                       3.99
BLACK HAMMER AGE OF DOOM #2                    3.99
BLACK PANTHER #1      4.99 Turns out someone set up a Wakandan Intergalactic Empire without letting T'Challa know.
BLACK PANTHER #1 ARTGERM VAR             PI      
BLACK PANTHER #1 ARTGERM VIRGIN VAR     PI          
BLACK PANTHER #1 BELAND VAR        PI
BLACK PANTHER #1 BLANK VAR               PI
BLACK PANTHER #1 COIPEL VAR           PI
BLACK PANTHER #1 IN-HYUK LEE VAR     PI
BLACK PANTHER #1 LARRAZ YOUNG GUNS VAR  PI
BLACK PANTHER #1 PUTRI VAR        PI  
BLACK PANTHER LONG LIVE THE KING MPGN TP                14.99
BROTHERS DRACUL #2                                    3.99
BTVS SEASON 11 GILES #4 (OF 4)                    3.99
CAVEWOMAN BATTLE ANKHAS BROOD #2 (OF 2)           PI  
CHAMPIONS #20                                          3.99
COMMUNIST MANIFESTO SC GN                     19.99
CURSE OF CHARLEY BUTTERS SC                         20.00
DALSTON MONSTERZZ GN                          19.95
DARK SOULS AGE OF FIRE #1 (OF 4)              3.99
DAVE MCKEAN CAGES TP 2ND ED                  29.99
DAYS OF HATE #5 (OF 12)                              3.99
DEADLY CLASS #34                        3.99
DELTA 13 #1                                   3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #981                                    2.99
DEVILMAN CLASSIC COLLECTION GN VOL 01        29.99
DOCTOR STRANGE #390                 3.99
DOCTOR STRANGE #390 FERRY DEADPOOL VAR  PI
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE SPECIAL #49               11.99
ELSEWHERE #7                                             3.99
ETHER TP VOL 01 DEATH OF THE LAST GOLDEN BLAZE       14.99
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS VOL 5 #1             3.99
FACTORY #3                                           4.99
FALCON #8                                             3.99
FLASH #47                                                2.99 FLASH WAR kicks off here!
FOREVER FREE #2                                       5.99
FRAN HC                                        19.99
FURTHER ADV OF NICK WILSON #5 (OF 5)         3.99
GI JOE VS SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN #4         3.99
GOLOSSEUM GN VOL 01                         12.99
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #45               2.99
HELLBLAZER #22                                           3.99
HER INFERNAL DESCENT #2                              3.99
HIT-GIRL #4                           3.99
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE MYSTERY MADRIPOOR #1 (OF 4)           3.99
INCOGNEGRO RENAISSANCE #4 (OF 5)                    3.99
INCREDIBLE HULK #717                                3.99
INFINITY COUNTDOWN DARKHAWK #1 (OF 4)                    3.99
INVADER ZIM #30                                    3.99
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #600               5.99 The finale not only to this run of Iron Man, but also to Brian Michael Bendis' entire tenure at Marvel. Apparently a ton of loose threads are resolved.
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #600 BLANK VARIANT   PI        
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #600 COIPEL VARIANT    PI                        
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #600 ROSS VAR   PI
JACK KIRBY CHECKLIST CENTENNIAL LTD ED HC       34.95
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE HC VOL 02 OUTER DARK        24.99
JOHNNY BOO HC VOL 08                                     9.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #3 (OF 4)                      3.99
LEGENDERRY RED SONJA #4 (OF 5)              3.99
LEGION #5 (OF 5)                                   3.99
LEGION SON OF X TP VOL 04 FOR WE ARE MANY               15.99
LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #5                    4.99
LUMBERJANES #50                          4.99
MANIFEST DESTINY #35                                3.99
MERA QUEEN OF ATLANTIS #4 (OF 6)                         3.99
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #27       3.99
MISFIT CITY TP VOL 02                          14.99
MOON KNIGHT #195                                     3.99
MOTHER PANIC GOTHAM A D #3                           3.99
MOTHERLANDS #5 (OF 6)                                3.99
MY LESBIAN EXPERIENCE WITH LONELINESS GN        13.99
NEMO RIVER OF GHOSTS HC                 14.95
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #5 (OF 12)                         3.99
OLD MAN LOGAN #40                                    3.99
POP RICK & MORTY PICKLE RICK NO LIMBS PX VINYL FIG      11.99
PRINCE & DRESSMAKER GN                         16.99
PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #7 LOVE AND REVENGE          3.99
PRISONER #2 (OF 4)                          3.99
PROBLEMATIC HC WOODRING SKETCHBOOK            28.99
PUMPKINHEAD #4 (OF 5)                        3.99
REDNECK TP VOL 02 EYES UPON YOU                    16.99
REGRESSION #10                                     3.99
RUGRATS #8                                               3.99
RWBY OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 01 RED LIKE        12.99
SABRINA HC                                           27.95
SACRED CREATURES TP VOL 01                           22.99
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #38                                   2.99
SHADOWMAN (2018) #3                  3.99
SHIELD BY HICKMAN AND WEAVER #5 (OF 6)                   3.99 After many, many years here this is!
SILENCER #5                                              2.99
SKYWARD #2                                               3.99
SNOTGIRL TP VOL 02 CALIFORNIA SCREAMING                 15.99 Answering the most-asked question at Velocity over the last 6 months: now. This is coming out now.
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #33                                3.99
STAR TREK DISCOVERY SUCCESSION #2         3.99
STAR TREK TNG THROUGH THE MIRROR #4         3.99
STAR WARS #48                                            3.99
STAR WARS ANNUAL #4                                      4.99
STAR WARS ANNUAL #4 CHRISTOPHER VAR      PI
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #20                               3.99
STAR WARS LAST JEDI ADAPTATION #2 (OF 6)                 3.99
STREETS OF GLORY TP SP ED                         19.99
SUICIDE SQUAD #42                                        2.99
SUPER SONS #16                                           3.99
SUPERMAN REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 02                    34.99
TERRIFICS #4                                             2.99
THANOS #13 5TH PTG                          3.99
THANOS #14 5TH PTG                          3.99
THANOS #15 4TH PTG                          3.99
THANOS #16 3RD PTG                          3.99
THANOS #17 3RD PTG                          3.99
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #1               3.99
TRUE BELIEVERS WOLVERINE THE BROTHERS #1                 1.00
TRUE BELIEVERS WOLVERINE VS VENOM #1                     1.00
VENOM & X-MEN POISON-X TP                               17.99
VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER TP VOL 01                    14.99
VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER TP VOL 02 PILGRIMAGE         14.99
WAYWARD TP VOL 01 STRING THEORY           16.99
WAYWARD TP VOL 03 OUT FROM THE SHADOWS             16.99
WAYWARD TP VOL 05 TETHERED SOULS                   17.99
WEAPON X #18                                          3.99
WELCOME TO PARADISE #2             3.99 Quite a lil' sci-fi caper got ramped up in issue #1, interested to see where it goes. Drawn by the RVA-adjacent Morgan Sawyer!
WILD STORM TP VOL 02                                    16.99
WINNER GN                                               18.00
WITCHFINDER GATES OF HEAVEN #1 (OF 5)               3.99
WONDER WOMAN #47                                         2.99
WORMWORLD SAGA TP VOL 01 SAGA BEGINS                     9.99
WRINKLES HC                                  19.99
X-FILES CASE FILES FLORIDA MAN #2              3.99
X-MEN GOLD #28                                         3.99
X-O MANOWAR            3.99
X-O MANOWAR TP VOL 04 VISIGOTH                    9.99
YOU ARE DEADPOOL #4 (OF 5)                               3.99

That's it for now, see you soon!
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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Hello, all--

I *think* I've caught up on sleep post-FCBD... I'm still probably hallucinating a little, but at least the images are in colors that have names. There are few better reasons for exhaustion than comics, though. And we've got a few leftover sales from FCBD that we're going to run for a bit longer:
*our dollar boxes. 25 for $20 are not only going to stick around for a bit, but will be replenished on the regular.
*same with the 75% off TPs and GNs!
We've got a box or two of the free books left over as well, just ask if you'd like to see what we've got.

A QUICK NOTE about some recent shipping issues we've had: some weeks it seems our distributor Diamond and UPS work together to make our lives very complicated. Over the last few weeks we've seen a rise in boxes arriving utterly destroyed, rendering the product inside unsellable. We get it replaced as soon as possible, but sometimes it takes a few days or even a week. If something's not in your box you were expecting, that's a likely culprit. Don't hesitate to ask, we want to make sure you're getting everything you want pulled for you. In cases where say, 25 of 40 copies of a title arrive damaged, we decide instead of picking which 15 subscribers win the lottery and get the book pulled, we put them all out on the rack and let folks grab them on a first come/first serve basis. That seems like the fairest way to handle it until replacements arrive. Just wanted you to know!

LAST CALL! If you want these debuting titles, subscribers, now is the best time to tell us! Our orders lock on them Monday, and they ship in a few weeks.

 
HALO: COLLATERAL DAMAGE (Dark Horse) We are never really sure what to order on video game tie-in comics. Please let us know on this one. orders will be tight. 
SWORD DAUGHTER (Dark Horse) I think the first step to becoming a Sword Daughter is to learn the difference between sticks and swords. What a dum dum. 
BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING-- NIGHTWING VS HUSH (DC) Another one of these! 
JUSTICE LEAGUE (DC) You got a lil' taste this week of Scott Snyder's Justice League... here he's joined by ex-Marvel superstar Jim Cheung! Looks good!
ANT-MAN & THE WASP (Marvel) Jut in time for the movie comes this mini by Mark Waid and Javier Garron! Subatomic fun and adventure! 
DAZZLER X SONG (Marvel) I know it's too much to hope this one shot will bring back the ol' silver disco look, but a fella can dream. 
DEADPOOL (Marvel) Everything's new! Writer, artist, direction, etc. Skottie Young writes and Nic Klein draws. They're both good. I hope this is too!
DOCTOR STRANGE (Marvel) Jeez, how many books a week can Mark Waid write?!? This is the one I'm really looking forward to: with magic all wonky on Earth, Doc goes out into space to see what magic he can find out there. 
IMMORTAL HULK (Marvel) Writer Al Ewing revitalizes the Jade Giant with a more horror-based direction and the realization that the Hulk is impossible to kill. Sign me up! 
ABERRANT (Action Lab) A special forces operative wages war against a former billionaire super hero responsible for wiping out his team. 
BROTHER NASH (Titan) Werewolves, ghosts and trucking in CA! Sounds good to me. 
DOCTOR WHO: THE 7TH DOCTOR (Titan) You instantly know if you want this. Let me know!
SHIPPING! Here is what will be on our shelves WEDNESDAY, MAY 16TH:
ABSOLUTION TP VOL 02 RUBICON SP ED                  19.99
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #35                                3.99
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #35 TORQUE DEADPOOL VAR    PI
ALL THE ANSWERS GN                            25.00
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION SPIDER-MAN NO MORE      39.99
AQUAMAN #36                                              3.99
ASSASSINISTAS #5                     3.99
ASSASSINS CREED ORIGINS #3 (OF 4)          3.99
AVENGERS #2                                              3.99
AVENGERS #2 MARQUEZ VAR                   PI            
AVENGERS #2 MCGUINNESS VIRGIN VAR       PI  
BARRIER #3 (OF 5)                                    3.99
BATMAN #45 2ND PTG                                       2.99
BATMAN #47                                               2.99
BATMAN GHOSTS TP                                        19.99
BATMAN SINS OF THE FATHER #4 (OF 6)                      2.99
BATWOMAN #15                                             3.99
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #18                         3.99
BIG EMPTY LIFE ALPHONSE TABOURET HC                     24.99
BLACK MAGICK TP VOL 02 AWAKENING II                 16.99
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #9                     3.99
BLOODSTRIKE #1 REMASTERED ED                   3.99
BOMBSHELLS UNITED #18                                    2.99
BRAVE & THE BOLD BATMAN & WONDER WOMAN #4 (OF 6)         3.99
BSG VS BSG #5 (OF 6)                     3.99
BUBBA HO-TEP & COSMIC BLOOD-SUCKERS #1         3.99
CABLE #157                                  3.99
CABLE #157 BURNHAM VAR      PI          
CAPTAIN AMERICA #702                                     3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #702 LARRAZ YOUNG GUNS VAR     PI
CAPTAIN AMERICA #702 TEDESCO CONNECTING VAR     PI  
CAVE CARSON HAS AN INTERSTELLAR EYE #3                3.99
CINEMA PURGATORIO #14                                 6.99
COLD WAR #4                                              3.99
CROSSED PLUS 100 MIMIC #1                           5.99
CRUDE #2                                             3.99
DAMAGE #5                                                2.99
DAREDEVIL #602                                         3.99
DAREDEVIL #602 PERKINS DEADPOOL VAR    PI
DARK DAYS THE ROAD TO METAL HC                          29.99
DEAD HAND #2                                   3.99
DEATH OF LOVE #4 (OF 5)                              3.99
DEATHBED #4 (OF 6)                                   3.99
DODGE CITY #3                                            3.99
DRY COUNTY #3                                        3.99
ETHER COPPER GOLEMS #1 (OF 5)            3.99  More of this, from two of the hardest working people in comics: Matt Kindt and David Rubin!
EVOLUTION TP VOL 01                                  16.99
FABLES DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 01                    29.99
FENCE #6                                                 3.99
FLAVOR #1           3.99 High adventure and cooking, new from Image! Looks pretty fun.
FLYWIRES GN                                  19.95
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS #10                                3.99
GANGSTA CURSED GN VOL 01                 12.99
GIDEON FALLS #3                     3.99
GREEN LANTERNS #47                                       2.99
HARLEY LOVES JOKER #2 (OF 2)                             3.99
HULK RETURN TO PLANET HULK TP                           15.99
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE CLAWS OF KILLER #1 (OF 4)             3.99
I AM A HERO OMNIBUS TP VOL 06                 19.99
INFIDEL #3 (OF 5)        3.99
INFINITY 8 #3                                        3.99
INFINITY COUNTDOWN DAREDEVIL #1                          4.99
INJUSTICE 2 #26                                          2.99
JAMES BOND THE BODY #5 (OF 6)        3.99
JAZZ LEGEND #1                                           3.99
JIMMYS BASTARDS #8                        3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #2 (OF 4)                      3.99
KICK-ASS #4                           3.99
LONE SLOANE GN VOL 02 (OF 3)       19.99
LUCY DREAMING #3                                         3.99
MAGE TP VOL 04 HERO DEFINED BOOK TWO                    19.99
MARVEL SELECT CAPTAIN AMERICA AF              24.99
MASSIVE GN GAY MANGA & MEN WHO MAKE IT       35.00
MERA QUEEN OF ATLANTIS #3 (OF 6)                         3.99
MIGHTY MOE SZYSLAK #1 (ONE SHOT)                         3.99
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #26 SG (2ND PTG)        3.99
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #27       3.99
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #27 1:25 VAR         PI
MIGHTY THOR GATES OF VALHALLA #1 (OF 1)                  4.99 This addendum issue wraps up the current run, and starts to answer the question of where the heck Thor's going to get his hammer replaced.
MOON KNIGHT LEGACY TP VOL 01 CRAZY RUNS IN FAMILY       17.99
MOONSHINE #10                           3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #66         3.99
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS MY AINSEL #3        3.99
NEMO ROSES OF BERLIN HC                  14.95
NEW CHALLENGERS #1 (OF 6)       2.99  Scott Snyder & Adam Kubert bring you this new era of a DC classic, spinning out from Dark Knights: Metal!
NINJA-K #7                                  3.99
ORIGINALS ESSENTIAL ED HC              29.99
PARADISO TP VOL 01 ESSENTIAL SINGULARITY           9.99
PERSEPHONE ORIGINAL GN HC              19.99
POP SMALLVILLE LEX LUTHOR VINYL FIG           10.99
POP SPECIALTY SERIES HELLBOY HELLBOY W/CROWN VINYL      10.99
PRINCE & DRESSMAKER GN                       16.99
PUNISHER #224                                        3.99
QUICKSILVER NO SURRENDER #1 (OF 5)      3.99 The fastest man in the Marvel U gets his own mini! Continuing from the excellent 'No Surrender' Avengers story.
QUICKSILVER NO SURRENDER #1 (OF 5) LARRAZ VAR     PI
RAT QUEENS #9                             3.99
RATFIST TP                                              19.99
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 07                                  19.99
RIVERDALE (ONGOING) #12                    3.99
RUGRATS TP VOL 01                             14.99
RUIN OF THIEVES BRIGANDS #1                    3.99
SPIDER KING #4                               3.99
STAR TREK TNG THROUGH THE MIRROR #3        3.99
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #27                                3.99
STAR WARS POE DAMERON TP VOL 04 LEGEND FOUND            19.99
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #16                  3.99
SUPERMAN REBORN TP                               16.99
SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1            4.99  This is it! The last bit o' Superman before Bendis steamrolls through.
TITANS TOTAL CHAOS TP                                   29.99
TMNT ONGOING #82               3.99
TMNT UNIVERSE #22          4.99
TRUE BELIEVERS WOLVERINE DYING GAME #1                   1.00
TRUE BELIEVERS WOLVERINE FATAL ATTRACTIONS #1            1.00
UNFABULOUS FIVE HC                            24.95
USAGI YOJIMBO #3 (OF 7) THE HIDDEN                       3.99
WALK THROUGH HELL #1                         3.99
WAYWARD TP VOL 02                                    16.99
WAYWARD TP VOL 04 THREADS & PORTENTS                16.99
WEAPON H #3                                         3.99
WICKED & DIVINE #36          3.99
WILD STORM #13                                           3.99
X-MEN RED #4            3.99
X-MEN RED #4 CHAREST HEADSHOT VAR     PI
X-MEN WEDDING SPECIAL #1                                 4.99  Colossus and Kitty Pryde are tying the knot! If only older Cyclops were still alive to counsel them on the difficulties of marriage.
YOU ARE DEADPOOL #3 (OF 5)                               3.99
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