We’ll have a full email on the NOT-AT-COMICON Sale and Swap Meet coming out this week, but first here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, July 10th, 2019!
The big book of the week is the oversized Amazing Spider-Man #25, which begins Nick Spencer’s 2nd year as writer on the book. It’s got some Mysterio in there too, for everyone who dug the character in Spider-Man Far From Home.
Lots of variant covers too! $7.99 cover price.
Marvel’s other selections are all over the place, and good summer fare.
Wolverine Vs Blade One Shot.
I was going to write this book off but flipping through it today it’s pretty graphic and a good one off selection.
Wolverine and Captain America Weapon Plus One Shot.
This one looks great! Ethan Sacks wrote Old Man Hawkeye, which was fun. Throw in a 1940’s story expanding on Steve and Logan’s history together and you’ve got a winner.
There’s also a new Invisible Woman mini-series by Mark Waid, the epilogue to War of the Realms with an Omega issue, another Infinity Warps Annual, and a Giant Size X-Static One Shot by the original team of Pete Milligan and Mike Allred. (!)
We detest the decision by DC to publish exclusive Walmart material and hate even more that there was some really great stuff in there. This week comic shops finally get the Batman material in Batman Universe #1, the first in a six issue mini-series.
This is a great story by Brian Bendis and his first work on Batman. He even teamed him up with Green Arrow, who feels like the character he was destined to write.
Bendis has three other books this week as well, with the second issue of Event Leviathan (great book!), the final issue of Naomi, and a new issue of Young Justice.
Jeff Lemire is always at his best when he writes about properties he cares about, so we’re pretty sure he’s going to give his all with the Black Hammer/ Justice League mini-series.
If you haven’t explored the world of Dark Horse and Lemire’s Black Hammer before this is a great place to check it out. Conceptually, Lemire is building a universe on par with Mignola’s work on Hellboy.
“Small” Press Titles
Image had so much success with the ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies” HC, that they’ve collected issues two and three of Criminal into the same format and added new pages and material to thicken it out.
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are masters at crime noir, and this story has an aging comic creator cruising though the dirty parts of the industry. We even have a FREE signed bookplate for you to go with the purchase of this book.
To be clear, we cannot recommend this book enough, this is the stuff we love to hand sell.
Lastly, for the kids, we have another addition to our picture books for kids with the “First Day of Groot” hardcover.
From the same team as “Night Night Groot”, these books are perfectly paced for a bedtime story, at least in my household.
That’s it for this week! Keep an eye out for that second email!