This week is the relaunch of the new Marvel Universe, with six new titles to choose from setting the structure for this new world.


Sure Secret Wars isn’t over yet, (and won’t be for some time) but Marvel historically loves to conquer the sales charts in the month of October, and this week looks like the biggest of the year.

Spearheading the charge is Invincible Iron Man #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez!

Invinceable Iron Man #1Billed as the flagship title of the new launch, just as the Iron Man movie was in the theaters. Expect new armors, new cast, and new villains, as well as a new direction and purpose for the character. This is the one to grab and their are lots of variants to go with it. These variants will be cover priced and first come first serve on Wednesday at noon! Variants like Cosplay, Action Figure, Putri Party, Skottie Young, Young Guns set and more!

Amazing Spider-Man #1 is this week as well, and it seems that Peter Parker is a global businessman traveling the world with his bodyguard Spider-Man in tow.

Amazing Spider-Man #1Many variants for this as well, along with some short stories with Silk, Spider-Man 2099 and more to help fill the pages in this $5.99 giant.

Next is a primer for all the new Avengers titles with Avengers #0.

Avengers #0Figure out which Avengers titles you will follow here, in this huge $5.99 book with new stories from the upcoming:

  • All-New, All-Different Avengers
  • Squadron Supreme
  • A-Force
  • New Avengers
  • Ultimates
  • Uncanny Avengers.

With a linking story to tie it all together. Variants for this will be cover price as well.

There’s actually two primer’s this week, including the All-New All Different Point One #1.

All New All Different Point One #1This (ahem) $5.99 book will have stories from Daredevil, Carnage, Agents of Shield, Contest of Champions as well as other classified stories. Another good place to head you in the right direction.

This one’s really fun, Doctor Strange #1 by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachelo.

Doctor Strange #1Aaron’s writing along with Bachelo’s trippy artwork should put this one on the map. Especially with interest starting to build in this next star of the silver screen.

Lastly in the Marvel category is Contest of the Champions #1.

Contest of The Champions #1It looks like the Maestro made it out of Secret Wars and is now running a Battle Realm pitting characters against each other. Based on the first ever Marvel miniseries in the 80’s as well as a currently popular video game.

To go with your purchase of any of the above books, we’ve got Iron Man Build an Armor pieces.

Build your own iron manThere will be six pieces total and this week we’ll have parts one through three. You’ll get one piece for any of the above books you purchase, even for multiples of the same title, up to all three pieces.


This is also a big week if you’re a Star Wars Fan, with four books coming out in one week.

Star Wars #10Star Wars #10, Shattered Empire #2, Darth Vader #10, and Lando #5 are all this week.

Secret Wars #6 is even coming out as well. Thanks Marvel!


There’s also some really great stuff on the other side of the table as well, like DC’s new weekly Batman and Robin Eternal #1, and Paper Girls, the new indie from Brian Vaughan!

Batman and Robin Eternal #1Paper Girls #1


We’d like to take this time to say thank you to Cleveland Magazine, for giving us one of their coveted Best of Awards. Since this was the 10th Anniversary of their Best of, they decided to pick ten businesses from the last ten years to win a Best All Time Favorite Category, and we won one. Check it out here!

best of cleveOkay, get ready for a crazy week here at the shop!


After almost two years since the first issue, we’ve finally got the final issue of Sandman Overture #6.

Sandman Overature _6AThis issue will be the lead in to the classic Sandman series by Neil Gaiman and will provide new insight into the first graphic novel volume.


Since this is the fifth Wednesday of the month, DC likes to fill it with annual specials, which are sometimes self contained, like Batman Annual #4, or a crucial part of an ongoing story line, like New Suicide Squad Annual #1.

Batman Annual _4Suicide Squad Annual _1Other DC Annuals this week include:

  • Batman Arkham Knight Annual #1
  • Grayson Annual #2
  • and Green Lantern Annual #4.

Also from DC, if you haven’t been reading Justice League, you should back up to issue #41 to read #44 coming out this week. The Great Darkseid War has been a typically fun Geoff Johns big team romp, pitting Darkseid against the Anti Monitor.



Another book that’s been fun and deserving of the hype if Mark Waid and Fiona Staples Archie.

Archie _3Turning Archie comics into more than just for kids, this stuff has and aura of mystery and angst about it that makes it really satisfying to read. Like most classic comics, once you have the arch types embedded in your psych, there’s a lot a goof writer can do with the characters.

That’s it for this week! Get ready for a huge week next week with debut of some of the All New All Different Marvel titles!

We’ve got a few cool things going on at the shop this week. Here’s what happening for the week of Wednesday, September 23, 2015.


First, for everyone following Fight Club 2 from Dark Horse Comics and Chuck Palahniuk, issue #5 comes out this week and we’ve got special scratch and sniff cards to go with it.

monalisaThe book has been a wild ride, and has shown us what Tyler has been up to covertly for the past ten years, as well as the years before the original movie. While quite a few people will wait for the graphic novel collection of the ten issue mini series, Chuck has done his best to create incentives for people to read along periodically. One of those incentives is this limited bookmark, what has five scratch and sniff scents on it, one for each of the five issues. There’s even a contest where you have to guess the scents to win prizes. Here’s the contact information for that:

Remember, bookmarks are limited and only went to select shops in America, so we’re handing them out first come first serve with the purchase of issue #5 starting Wednesday.


Every so often Marvel creates $1.00 Preview Issues they call “True Believers”. The highlight of this past round is that they all featured the first issues of female characters.

princessleiaAlmost all of these books are out, so for the low price of only $10, you can start yourself out with a full set of Marvel #1’s featuring:

  • She-Hulk
  • Thor
  • Black Widow
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Spider-Gwen
  • Captain Marvel
  • Princess Leia
  • Silk
  • Squirrel Girl
  • and Spider Woman.

A great way to start a collection if you’re a female reader that’s new to the hobby, or you’d like to introduce someone in your life to some powerful female character. Ask the staff if you need help putting a set together in the shop.



Lastly, this Saturday is ‘Batman Day’ again. After the success of last years comic book shop events, the mass market has decided to hop on board in what can only be called a loosely collected series of events and promotions set to capitalize on what should have been a one and done idea for Batman’s 75th. We have decided to opt out, however, we will be handing out FREE copies of the Batman Endgame Special Edition on Saturday.

batmanAs per DC: BATMAN: ENDGAME SPECIAL EDITION #1 is a 40-page comic that reprints the lead story from BATMAN #35, written by Scott Snyder, with art and cover by Greg Capullo and Danny Miki!

In addition, this special issue features a brand-new eight page story that leads into BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL, the new weekly series set to begin in October!

We got lots of these in, so anyone stopping in on Saturday can expect to get one. We’ll be handing out the leftovers on Sunday as well.

Oh yeah, we’ll also offer you 50% any back issues with Batman in it, as well as 20% off any Batman graphic novels all day Saturday as well.


That’s it for this week. On a side note, Luna Mia Dudas was born on 9-16-2015 at 1:12pm weighing in at 6lbs 6oz completely healthy with a full head of hair! Thanks to all for their continued support of our business to help fund her existence!

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