Before we get started, a quick shout out to our Winston World event, which is going on in shop during that other thing going on downtown, Wizard World.
We keep in really simple with this one, from March 8th-10th you get:
- 50% off Back Issues
- 10% off Everything else in the shop. (Yes, we mean everything.)
Winston World is in place in case you don’t find what you’re looking for down there or you just plain don’t want to go. It’s expensive, but we do have a code for you for 20% off you tickets. “CNJCOMICS”
(We heard some people were having issues with the code but Wizard says they’ve fixed it sooooo…give it a try.)
I’ll be headed down there on Sunday with the family to go Pop Fun hunting and to sit in the Mystery Machine. (The heart wants what the heart wants)
Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, March 6th, 2019.
My favorite TV Show (now that True Detective is over) is Deadly Class, produced by the Russo Brothers and based on the comic by Rick Remender.
I had never fully read through the comics before and that’s something I’ve now rectified. They’re amazing actually, Remender in his prime. Ben’s been hand selling this book for forever. We have all the graphic novels and a new issue comes out this week.
Another recommendation is pretty much everything from Bendis’ new curated “WONDER” imprint from DC Comics. So far it’s just Young Justice, Naomi and Wonder Twins, with Dial H for Hero on it’s way. Wonder Twins was a huge surprise and I actually laughed out loud (you know, LOL’d) three times. Young Justice is really fun and actually written by Bendis, as is Naomi. A new issue of that comes out this week as well.
I’ve read a preview of Dial H and that was a big thumbs up, too. So yeah, big ‘YES’ to the whole line.
Head’s up that we’ll be having a midnight release party at 11:59pm on Tuesday March 26th for Detective Comics #1000. Stop up to get the Midnight Variant or any of the Decades variants that you want. I’ve seen this book too and it’s worth the trip out. This week we’ve got the Detective Comics 80 Years of Batman Deluxe Hardcover.
Similar in scope to the 80 Years of Action Hardcover and also priced at $29.99. Let me just give you DC’s long winded description so I don’t miss anything.
“Over the past eight decades, Batman has remained at the forefront of popular culture, which is in no small part because of this comic book series that is synonymous with the Dark Knight! Celebrate DETECTIVE COMICS with DC, as we revisit classic stories from comics from the 1930s onward, featuring some of Batman’s greatest allies and villains and work from some of the greatest creators ever to grace the graphic-literature medium! Curated by guest editor Paul Levitz, it features reprints of the Dark Knight’s most memorable adventures, from his first appearance to the debuts of Robin, Batwoman, Bat-Mite and Batgirl, as well as villains including Two-Face, the Riddler, Clayface, Man-Bat and more. This hardcover also spotlights crime-fighters including Slam Bradley, Air Wave, the Boy Commandos, the Martian Manhunter and the 1970s Manhunter, Paul Kirk! And, published for the first time anywhere: a new tale of a traumatic early moment in Bruce Wayne’s life written by Paul Levitz with art by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz, and an extraordinary look at a long-ago work in progress-the original layouts for the Batman tale from DETECTIVE COMICS #200, as illustrated by Lew Sayre Schwartz (and signed “Bob Kane”). As if that’s not enough, this volume includes essays on Batman from contributors including Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Glen David Gold, Dennis O’Neil, former San Diego police chief Shelley Zimmerman and pulp historian Anthony Tollin. With a new cover by DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee, These stories will be accompanied by breathtaking essays from some of the best writers of our time about how Batman has affected their work and American culture at large. Be here for the celebration of the year!”
Whew. And you wonder why we summarize things for you.
Just for fun, a new Cosmic Ghost Rider mini series starts this week, with Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History.
Look for a time traveling deconstruction of the Marvel Universe, starting at the beginning with the Fantastic Four. Six issues.
Get ready trolls, this is also the week to see Captain Marvel! As always, we’re here if you have any post movie questions or need any reading recommendations. We’ve got the $1.00 Marvel True Believers Comics reprinting classic Captain Marvel stories as a good gateway.
But we all know the real hero will be her cat Goose, who looks oddly familiar.
Here’s an interview with ‘Reggie” who plays Goose. I guess he’s also computer generated, stuffed, and has three stunt cats to back him up.
On a personal note, I just got back from the yearly ComicsPro meeting, and it was the best year we’ve ever had. Several legends in the comics retailing world gave speeches, such as Joe Field, Brian Hibbs, Phil Boyle, and many of them are readable here.
I will be starting my second year on the Board of Directors, and have been elected to the position of Treasurer of the organization.
Finally, our FCBD event has a theme this year, and it is…X-Men! We’ve decided to make this a local artist extravaganza, and this is a theme that has been asked for again and again. Everything from the art show to the craft beers to the lithographs will be X-Men themed.
It’s never too early to start thinking about www.freecomicbookday.com