Hello Comic Shop Friends! This month’s Late Nite Comics will be delayed for a week, but with good reason! Late Nite Comics will now be on Wednesday, September 21st, to celebrate John’s 50th birthday! (It would normally have been on Thursday the 15th.) In addition to staying open until midnight, we will also offer 50% off all back issues all day! Yes, that includes wall books, and this will be the first time books from the Celebrezze collection will be half off! That’s twelve hours of half-off back issues, from noon until midnight! Once we get into the Late Nite hours at 8 pm we’ll bring out some indie dollar stock to dig through. (You can expect some refreshments as well!) Come and wish the old man a happy birthday and buy some old comics!
Now onto the comics!
The last of the Ms. Marvel team-ups from Jody Houser and Dave Wachter, this time, those pesky insects are after Venom! The connection between Wolverine, Moon Knight, Venom, and Kamala is revealed. There’s body horror, and Ms. Marvel makes a Tetsuo reference, so this is a recommendation from me!
New Marvel number one this week: Midnight Suns from Ethan Sacks and Luigi Zagaria. A dark prophecy ordains a new team of Midnight Suns! Blade, Wolverine, Magik, Nico Minoru, and Spirit Rider are tasked with stopping the apocalypse after they all see the same vision of Strange Academy student Zoe Laveau. How is she connected to these vapor creatures attacking the school? A great horror comic to lead us into October, and after reading this issue, both Kyle and I are interested in reading Strange Academy, so if you’re a fan of that series, you’ll probably enjoy this!
Edge of Spider-Verse #3 peers into the lives of three more Spideys, Spider-Man India, Night-Spider, and Sakura-Spider, written by Nikesh Shukla, Dan Slott, and Sanshiro Kasama, with art by Mark Bagley, David Baldeon, Paco Medina, Gerardo Sandoval, Abhishek Malsuny, Sumeyye Kesgin, and Hikaru Uesugi. It’s another fun issue, and I can appreciate Pavitr Prabhakar always being hungry, as I’m thinking about lunch while writing this week’s email.
The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive is a three-part official movie tie-in mini-series from Kenny Porter and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz. As a new threat emerges in Central City going by the name of Girder, Barry turns to Batman for advice on training to master his powers. Can the Dark Knight help show the Scarlet Speedster a way to defeat this metallic menace, or will the Flash be crushed by Girder’s strength?
Batman Vs. Robin. Father Vs. Son. The start of the next epic saga in Batman history from Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar follows the events of Batman/Superman: World’s Finest and Shadow War. Demonic evil has affected magic users, causing their abilities to become dangerous, unpredictable, and deadly. The Devil Nezha has been freed, and to reclaim his domination over Earth, he has Damian Wayne in his clutches. Thrown off guard by the return of an old friend, Bruce is unprepared to fight a surprise attack from his son, and how can he stop Robin when he knows all of Batman’s secrets?
The second issue of Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League features Wonder Woman, written by Tini Howard, with art by Leila Del Duca. Trapped in a world suited to her dreams and desires by Pariah, how will the Amazon Princess adapt as the planet slowly eats away at her? And what secret is her mother keeping? The backup story is a cool noir tale with Martian Manhunter from Dan Watters and Brandon Peterson.
The debut series from Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash Press imprint from Dark Horse, Maskerade is an all-new sci-fi crime drama from Kevin Smith, screenwriter Andy McElfresh, and artist John Sprengelmeyer. Vigilante Felicia Dance is hiding in plain sight on social media and shock TV. With one of the most recognizable faces in the world, she can’t enact revenge on those who experimented on her and her brother in the orphanage unless she looks like someone else. There are some Darkman vibes in this one, but sadly she doesn’t put on Larry Drake’s face.
Ten Thousand Black Feathers is a new Image number one and the newest entry into The Bone Orchard Mythos from Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino. This new universe will feature self-contained stories about the horrors waiting in the Bone Orchard. When Trish and Jackie meet, they become fast friends and bond over fantasy novels and games, but the line between reality and their fantasy world is blurred by an evil darkness. Another good, creepy read to get you in the Halloween mood.
Also, this week is the last issue of A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance. We’re all bummed it’s over, as this is a favorite of all of us in the shop. We’ve got the first trade paperback in stock, so check it out if you haven’t already.
And the second issue of Love Everlasting, a twist on classic romance comics, is out and we have issue one in stock to start in on it. I’m really enjoying this one so far.
That’s it for now!