There’s lots of great stories going on right now, and the top three are all represented in this weeks’ picks!
We also have some info for you on this Saturday’s ‘Batman Day’ which basically features some FREE comics and discounts on Batman books and merchandise.
Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, September 18th, 2019! (My birthday!)
Absolute Carnage is the 90’s story you always wanted but crafted with a modern feel. It really shows how far comics have come when you hold this series up against the original “Maximum Carnage”, which we sold a lot of back in the day!
In addition to a new issue of the core series, we also have a new issue of Lethal Protectors, and reprints of Scream #1 and the Separation Anxiety One Shot coming in.
Don’t get overwhelmed by crossovers if you don’t want to, the core five issue mini series is enough. (It’s fun to look around to though.)
HOUSE OF X
There’s not much of a team left after House of X #4, but issue #5 comes out this week.
This whole thing has been fun. To see how Apocalypse and Mister Sinister really do play a role in the survival of mutants is a great element to the story.
We’ve been getting big stacks of reprints in, and this week House of X #2 and Powers of X #3 will be hitting the table.
Don’t forget to grow your Krakoa plant and mark your calendar for our first ever BOOK CLUB reviewing the series on Thursday October 10th at 8:15pm.
Tom King kind of fell apart after Batman’s non-wedding in issue 50, but as he completes his run with ‘City of Bane” we’re back in with some of the best stuff he’s written to date.
Catwoman and Batman have one more job to do before they re-enter the city.
Reprints on issue #77 this week, which featured the death of…..I’m not sayin.
I haven’t read it yet, but the new five issue Spider-Man series looks to be a big deal.
JJ Abrams co-writes this book with his son Henry, and word is it’s got a very strong father/son theme to it. This is going to be a timeless story, and the art by Sara Pichelli will surely do it justice.
The story is so off that people are tying to decide if it’s a What If story or possible cannon.
Also, this week is a huge Original Graphic Novel, Guts by Raina Telgemeier.
Raina is literally a comic book powerhouse all by herself, and her line of semi autobiographical books (Smile, Sisters, Drama, Ghosts) are the best selling in the genre. This book has over a million copy print run coming out of the gate.
This week is also the release of the “Selling Comics Guide to Retailing” printed by Dark Horse and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
” Selling Comics is a practical guide to the nuts and bolts of modern comics retailing, with essays and “best practices” guidelines from some of the sharpest minds in the industry. Featuring articles on almost every aspect of comic retailing, including staging successful in-store events, training staff, and diversifying product lines, Selling Comics is a ground level guide to building, developing, and growing your shop.”
Why is this book in this week’s picks? Do I want everyone to run out and open up a shop?
The answer is I got to write the chapter on Social Media! Hey! Cool! (it’s like a birthday present to myself.)
Lastly, this Saturday is “Batman Day”. It’s gotten to the point where it caters to big box stores, but we still want to take care of everyone. We have stacks of the two FREE comics to give away that were made especially for the day.
The Batman Who Laughs Batman Day Special Edition:
Batman Nightwalker Batman Day Special Edition
In addition to giving these books away FREE with any purchase, we will also give:
- 50% off any Batman Back Issues
- 20% off any Batman Action Figures, Statues or Pop Funs.
- 20% off any Batman Graphic Novels or Hardcovers
When we say Batman it means “show me Batman in the book or on the cover and you get your discount!”
Thanks for tuning in everyone! See you this week at the shop!