2015-Black-Friday-FB-Cover_SWWe’ve got a lot to cover this week so we’ve only got one featured book, Dark Knight III The Master Race #1!

DK III 1This eight issue mini series is written by Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello, with art by Andy Kubert. There’s even a mini insert Atom comic written by Miller and Azzarello with art by Miller and Klaus Janson. There’s a great deal of controversy around who wrote what, mostly because Miller is as crazy as Alan Moore. One thing is for certain though, we’ll all be tuned in to see what happens one way or another. We’re even going to let the 1:10 Jill Thompson Variants go for cover price.

DK ThompsonThis book is coming out Wednesday, November 25th, but we’ll have a special variant cover available on Saturday for Local Comic Shop Day. (see below!)


Here’s the link to all the information on our Black Friday Sale!

The big update is that during the main sale from 7pm to midnight on Friday November 27th we will be opening up our back room to the public, and all books in the back room and the foyer will be only $1.00 each! We’ve even dragged 50 boxes of small press out of our storage locker for the first time in years. The back room has collections that we haven’t even processed yet, so you’ll get first crack at quite a few boxes of stuff!

Discounts during the 7pm to midnight sale include:

  • 20% off all Graphic Novels and Hardcovers
  • 50% off all Back Issues
  • 20% off the New Comic Wall
  • 20% off Statues and Action Figures
  • 75% off the Discount Graphic Novel Bins.
  • 10% off EVERYTHING else in the store.

The back room will only be open from 7pm to midnight on Friday, so MAKE SURE TO COME FRIDAY NIGHT FOR THE BEST SELECTION AND DEALS! This is our 20th Anniversary doing this sale, and it’s developed quite a following.

2015-Black-Friday-FB-Share_SWWe will be having a sale all through the weekend, from Friday to Sunday with discounts including:

  • 10% of all Graphic Novels and Hardcovers
  • 50% off Back Issues
  • 10% off Statues and Actions Figures

The $1.00 books will be available in the foyer all weekend if you’d like to browse through them in a more mellow atmosphere.


Can’t make it in on Friday? Then we’ve still got something for you on Saturday, the first annual Local Comic Shop Day in conjunction with Small Business Saturday!

<insert Local Comic Shop Day Facebook Image>Local Comic Shop Day is a first year event similar to record store day, with exclusives that will only be available to participating brick and mortar independent comic shops. (We’re one of only two participating in Northeast Ohio)

Here’s a list of the exclusives that will be available that day with descriptions.

For the sake of transparency, here’s a list of what we are getting and how much each item will cost:

These books had a very limited production run:

  • All New Wolverine #1 Bengal Sketch Variant: $25 (2 copies)
  • Back To The Future #1: $3.99 (8 copies)
  • Bitch Planet Hardcover: $50 (2 copies)
  • Book of Dead Fall of Harbinger #1: $10 (3 copies)
  • Jughead #1: $10 (2 copies)
  • Luminae Limited BW Line Art Edition: $9.99 (2 copies)
  • Shield (Dark Circle) #1: $10 (2 copies)
  • These books were printed to order:
  • Welcome To Showside #1 Saltel Variant: $3.99 (8 copies)
  • Project Nemesis #2 Marrero Variant $3.99 (5 copies)
  • Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1: $3.99 (5 copies)
  • Rick and Morty Treasury Edition: $14.99 (10 copies)
  • Invader Zim Treasury Edition: $14.99 (15 copies)
  • Exodus Life After #1: $9.99 (6 copies)
  • Space Riders Hardcover: $24.99 (2 copies)
  • All New All Different Avengers #1 Marquez Variant: $4.99 (20 copies)
  • Klaus #1: $3.99 (10 copies)
  • Call of Duty Black Ops III #1: $3.99 (12 copies)
  • Hangman #1: $3.99 (10 copies)
  • Dark Knight III Master Race Johnson Variant: $5.99 (40 copies)

DKTMR_Cv1_Dave_Johnson_LocalComicShopDayOne of the rules of the day at a national level is that we cannot hold these books. It’s first come first serve on Saturday morning at 10am!

We also put together employee pick value packs out of our dollar preview books for each staff member, so for only $5 you can get of pack of books recommended by Jim, Ben, John S or John D!

FacebookImage1_LCSD15As stated above the sale will continue into Sunday, so that might be a chill time to go through the dollar stock in the foyer one last time.

From our family to your family, have a Happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends!


This week’s email was a little late, as we’ve been getting ready for our Black Friday Sale, to be followed the next day by the first annual Local Comic Shop Day! For more info on our 20th annual Black Friday event go here: http://www.cnjcomics.com/site/blackfriday2015/

2015---Black-Friday---FB-Share_SantaFor more info on Local Comic Shop Day on a national level go here: http://localcomicshopday.com/

We will have all the exclusives available for Local Comic Shop Day hitting the new comic table at 10am Saturday, November 28th.

FacebookImage2_LCSD15Now on to this week’s featured new releases!

Batman Europa, the book that was announced over 11 years ago, finally hits the stands this week.

Batman Europa #1This four issue mini is well worth the wait. Batman and Joker form a reluctant alliance as they travel around Europe in an attempt to save Batman’s life from a virus that is slowly killing him. This first issue has art by JIm Lee!

Guess what? It’s suddenly cool to read Vertigo Comics again. DC has been in the process of launching 12 new series at the rate of one a week through the months of October through December. These titles have been really entertaining, with many being on par with what Image has been doing. Do yourself a favor and watch this video giving you the quick overview of all twelve titles.


Titles include:

  • Survivor’s Club
  • Twilight Children
  • Clean Room
  • Art Ops
  • Unfollow
  • Slash and Burn
  • Red Thorn (Released this week)
  • Sheriff of Baghdad
  • Jacked
  • Lucifer
  • New Romancer
  • Last Gang in Town

Res Thorn #1

Red Thorn is billed as a good replacement for Fables, full of Scottish Mythology. 

The staff pick of the week all around is the first issue of Vader Down #1.

Star Wars Vader Down #1

This six part story is the first chapter of a six part cross over between Star Wars and Darth Vader. The Darth Vader character typically always carries the weight of the Empire with him, but here we get to see him stranded on his own against the entire Rebellion. The story checklist looks like this:

  • Vader Down #1 (chapter one)
  • Darth Vader #13 (chapter two)
  • Star Wars #13 (chapter three)
  • Darth Vader #14 (chapter four)
  • Star Wars #14 (chapter five)
  • Darth Vader #15 (chapter six)

Marvel’s New Releases continue this week with Mighty Thor #1, Ms Marvel #1 and Spider-Woman #1.

Mighty Thor #1

Jason Aaron continues his run on Thor, as Jane Foster has to learn how to fight cancer in her mortal form.

Spider-Woman #1

The adventures of Jessica Drew as a mom to be.

Ms Marvel #1

This fan favorite is back, only this time Kamala is an Avenger.

Finally, mark your calendars for out yearly Christmas Party from 8pm to 11pm on Saturday, December 19th. This year will have a Star Wars theme, timed perfectly with the release of the new movie the day before. What better way to celebrate the new movie and the holidays than to drink a Wampa Christmas Ale or a Tauntaun Winter Warmer in our pop up Cantina?

It’s a Marvel kind of week, with more new titles from the All New All Different Marvel!

Here’s the featured new comic releases for Wednesday November 11th, 2015!


First up, the All New All Different Avengers #1!

All New Avengers #1The definitive Avengers title during the relaunch. If you’re only going to read one, this is it. Marvel gave you a preview of this book during Free Comic Book Day this year. Mark Waid combines classic characters like Captain America, Thor Iron Man and Vision, with new heroes like Miles Morales, Nova and Ms Marvel.

There’s a new Wolverine in town in All New Wolverine #1.

All New Wolverine #1Tom Taylor brings us X-23 graduating into the roll of Wolverine in a new ongoing.

Not all the new titles feature heroes. Carnage #1 is out this week as well.

Carnage #1John Jameson and Eddie Brock follow Carnage into an abandoned coal mine after leaving a trail of bodies behind. Written by the legendary Gerry Conway, creator of the Punisher and the Death of Gwen Stacy.

Ultimates #1 features a bizarre line up of heroes defending the planet against global threats.

Ultimates #1First up for the team is ending the threat of Galactus forever.

If you miss all the characters from Spider-Verse, they’ll have their own ongoing in Web Warriors #1.

Web Warriors #1Spider-Ham and Spider-Gwen will be there too!

Other Marvel books this week include All New Hawkeye #1, Illuminati #1, and of course the ever late Secret Wars #7.


DC’s got one for us this week, Superman American Alien #1.

Superman Alien #1Max Landis, writer of Chronicle, brings us off beat stories from Clark Kent’s early years. Each issue will be by a different artist, starting in this issue with East of West’s Nick Dragotta.


Our local pal DERF had a new graphic novel and hardcover out this week, Trashed.

Trashed GN“Every week we pile our garbage on the curb and it disappears – like magic! The reality is anything but, of course. Derf Backderf’s Trashed is an ode to the crap job of all crap jobs – garbage collector. Trashed follows the raucous escapades of three 20-something friends as they clean the streets of pile after pile of stinking garbage, while battling annoying small-town bureaucrats, bizarre townfolk, sweltering summer heat, and frigid winter storms. Trashed is inspired by Derf’s own experiences as a garbageman. Interspersed are nonfiction pages that detail what our garbage is and where it goes.”


Finally, mark your calendar for our biggest sale of the year, out Black Friday Event on Friday November 27th from 7pm to midnight. This is our longest running shop event, with raffles, sales, and like minded individuals. The sales will last all weekend but the fun really occurs during that 5 hour period.


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