So, the big news this week is that we are opening up the foyer again with 150 long boxes of Marvel and DC comics in there for only $1.00 each. (50 cents each for 100 or more!)
The Bins are Open
That’s about 50,000 comics and a majority of them are in order too. They’ll be in the foyer from Wednesday September 9th till end of day Monday, September 14th. (We thought we’d add one more day after the weekend.)
Opening the foyer adds five to our occupancy limit but try and keep a respectful distance from everyone while you’re digging.
DC New Releases
New releases this week include DC’s Death Metal Trinity Crisis One Shot, which is written by Scott Snyder and ties directly into Death Metal.
The big three are back again, and they’re up against the Anti Monitor, Superboy Prime and Darkseid. (dare I hope this pokes a little fun at previous crises?)
A good story is a good story, and I’m giving a personal shout out to the Basket Full of Heads Hardcover written by Joe Hill, Steven King’s son.
Joe has the same writing skills as his father and what would be a campy plot turns into a fantastic horror story with proper characterization. “June Branch is a woman trapped with four cunning criminals who have snatched her boyfriend for deranged reasons of their own. Now she must fight for her life with the help of an impossible 8th-century Viking axe that can pass through a man’s neck in a single swipe—and leave the severed head still conscious and capable of supernatural speech.”
Marvel New Releases
Over at Marvel Amazing Spider-Man has been getting better and better, best to hop on this week before the next issue and the return of the Green Goblin!
Oh yeah, Marvel got the rights to Ultraman, and he’s got a new #1 this week!
We also got a few more of the seriously discounted Marvel graphic novels in, and I ordered up on one in particular.
Captain America Fallen Son came out after Cap died in the aftermath of Civil War. It was a five part mini series written by Jeph Loeb (Batman Long Halloween) with each issue highlighting a different stage of the grieving process. (denial-anger-bargaining-depression and acceptance.) What’s more, each issue had art by a different artist, David Finch, John Cassady, Ed McGunness, John Romita Jr and Leinil Yu.) The Iron Man bargaining issue by John Romita Jr features Hawkeye and is one of my top ten favorite comics of all time. John Cassady (Astonishing X-Men, Planetery) draws the final funeral issue and it’s beautiful too.
This book runs for $19.99 but we’ll have it for only $4.00. Enjoy.
Free Comic Book Summer Conclusion
This is the final week for Free Comic Book Day Summer, so stop in Saturday for the final three books. (You can also grab any of the books we have left over from previous weeks.)
All in all, I hope Free Comic Book Day isn’t dead and that it comes back someday when events are a good idea. If not, we’ll just figure something else out. Free Comic Book Day was never really about the free comics anyway, it was about community.
This weeks books include Mark Waid’s new Incal story (mature), Legend of Zelda (Teen) and Sue and Tai-Chan (Winston’s pick, an old cat has to deal with the energy of a young one. All Ages!)
Thanks to everyone who did come out on Saturdays to help us out. We saw a little boost in sales every Saturday to help cover the cost of the books.
Lastly, (and we hid this at the bottom of the email to see if you were listening) we’ll have more Marvel masks going out Wednesday at noon! $10 each, limit two per person and we don’t profit from selling them, it’s just a service we provide when we can. Thanks again to Margaret for making them for us!