Winston World Continues and Featured New Books

Winston World is underway, and that means 50% off back issues and 10% off everything else in the shop from now until Sunday, March 8th.

We’ll be set up at Wizard World this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so stop by and see us at booth 330. This also means that the Silver Age comics will be taken down to the con on Thursday, so be sure to stop in the shop before then if you want to check them out at 50% off.

New Comic Releases

We’ve got some good new releases this week, starting with Flash #750!

This is another oversized anniversary issue with lots of decades covers at $7.99. Lots of stories by writers like Francis Manapul, Geoff Johns, Michael Moreci, Mary Wolfman and Joshua Williamson.

Here’s a sweet 60’s variant by Nick Derington. (the above is the 2000’s variant by Jim Lee!)

We’re incredibly stoked for Strange Adventures #1 this week, featuring Adam Strange (who’s a top ten character for me) by the same creative team as Mister Miracle, writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads.

In the way that Mister MIracle disected PTSD, this book will take a look at the problems with celebrity.  I’ve read a preview of number one and it’s a big thumbs up. Twelve issue mini series, just like Mister MIracle.

The “Marvel” six issue mini series will expand on Alex Ross’ Marvels, with new creative teams showcasing big events from the Marvel Universe from a bystander point of view, quite in the spirit of the original book.

(There’s an Avengers story with art by Steve Rude in there!)

Another book Marvel is putting a big focus on is Strange Academy, to the point where it looks like they have plans for it beyond the comic. (Marvel could use a good “Harry Potter” type book.)

Imagine the Xavier Institute if it taught magic and was run by Doctor Strange. Expect lots of magical guest instructors, and a whole new cast of characters as students. Oh yeah, written by Skottie Young with art by Humberto Ramos!

Lastly, might we recommend the Something is Killing the Children Graphic Novel?

If you’re looking for an engaging horror story with some action in it too, this is the book. A sleeper hit that came out of nowhere and lives up to it’s reputation.

“When the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. The few children that return alive have terrible stories – impossible details of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to be the only one who sees what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done.”

Thank you for all the support (and sales) during “Winston World”. Money collected during this time period directly affects how awesome we can make Free Comic Book Day, and with Chris Claremont coming in this year, we hope to pull out all the stops. (That means move fast with no thoughts of slowing down!)