Featured New Releases for 12-9-2020

Before we start we’d like to remind you about our Pandemic Art Show for the benefit of the Cleveland Food Bank!

The show will run from Wednesday December 16th to Sunday December 20th in the foyer attached to the shop. You can win all the artwork through a basket raffle system where one dollar gets you one ticket towards the cover(s) of your choice. We’ll have another email this week laying it all out but for now please mark your calendar! 

On to this week’s new releases!

DC Comics

In December DC is completing it’s current incarnation to give way to less continuity in 2021 and beyond. It likely means I very different DCU after the new year, even beyond the Future Slate books coming out in January and February. To that avail, lots of heroes have their final moments in this weeks Dark Nights Death Metal Last Stories of the DC Universe One Shot. They’ll still be around, but they might never be the same again. 

From Superman by Mark Waid to Green Arrow and Black Canary by Gail Simone to Green Lantern by Jeff Lemire. These stories and much more as we head into closing time. 

Big old $8.99 special. 

Another DC anthology this week is Batman Black and White #1 (of 6)

Five stories told in Black and White with art by J H Williams II (!) Andy Kubert, Tradd Moore and, well, more. 

DC has been having luck with their ‘Dark Multiverse’ one shots, basically What If stories revolving around major DC storylines. This week’s Flashpoint one shot had record preorders for us for this series. 

People love Flashpoint. 

For the kids we have another original graphic novel by Art and Franco, the team behind the still popular Tiny Titans.

Marvel Comics

Marvel has a super fun anthology this week too! The first of the big two to cash in on the current pandemic health crisis with the Heroes at Home one shot.

Good for ages ten and up, see what the Marvel Heroes are up to under quarantine! 

Avengers #39 is set in the past, but it’s setting up the big Dark Phoenix storyline everyone’s been asking about. 

Jason Aaron contributing to the Phoenix mythos seems like a dream. Can the Phoenix Force find a new host before Wolverine kills it?

Help us help you to keep up with the King in Black crossovers.  (just reading the main mini series is fine too.)

This week Venom #31 is front and center and also written by Donny Cates. 

The only other tie in is King in Black Namor #1 (of 5)

On the indie front, all fans of comics should be reading Donny Cates’ “Crossover.”

It’s an homage to collecting comics and word is it’s only going to get better. (I mean, it’s set in a comic book shop. What more could you want.) Lots of references to comic history in there.

Lastly, our yearly holiday sale will be timed to coincide with the aforementioned art show and beyond. We’re not sure about the discounts other than everything in the shop will be on sale from Dec 16 to the 24th, so stay tuned True Believer.