Andrea’s Recs for 11.30.2022
Hello Comic Shop Friends! We have announcements and then on to a few new books for this small week.
Another reminder about our Holiday Art Show to benefit the Cleveland Food Bank! This year’s theme is Spider-Verse! Stop in the shop to sign up and pick up a blank cover. All art is due back by December 11th, and we’ll display it starting December 14th through our Holiday Party on the 17th.
Yes, that means we are bringing back our in-person Holiday Party on Saturday, December 17th, from 8 pm to 11 pm! Keep an eye out for a 50% off one-item discount for use only during the party! At 10 pm that night, we’ll draw winners for the Art Show raffle. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, and every dollar will go to the Cleveland Food Bank. They can create four full meals out of one dollar, and the shop has donated enough to help the Food Bank create over 100,000 meals through this event!
Peter Parker & Miles Morales: Spider-Men: Double Trouble is a new all-ages four-issue mini-series from writers Mariko Tamaki and Vita Ayala, and artist Gurihiru. Peter brings Miles to his warehouse of villains’ gadgets on Take Your Sidekick to Work Day, and shenanigans ensue. With cute little fuzzy critters! And Venom! The cutest book of the week!
A thousand years in the future, on the planet Sakaar, a woman with green skin searches for the Green Scar to help save her brother from a group of apocalyptic cultists, but which Hulk will she find? An expansion and culmination of the mythos of Sakaar and the heart of the Hulks from Greg Pak and Manuel Garcia.
From writers Jason Aaron and Bryan Hitch, and artists Andrew Currie and Alex Sinclair, Avengers Assemble Alpha one-shot is the start of the next Avengers saga. The Avengers, Avengers Forever, and Avengers of 1,000,000 BC team up to stop the Multiversal Masters of Evil and Mephisto throughout time and multiverses. The story continues with part two in Avengers #63 and part three in Avengers Forever #12.
Since it’s the fifth week of the month this week, DC has a bunch of Annuals and Specials, including Grifter Got Run Over by a Reindeer, Nubia, and the Justice League, Superman: Kal-El Returns, and Wildstorm 30th Anniversary.
The JSA returns in this monthly series by writer Geoff Johns and artist Mikel Janin with Justice Society of America: The New Golden Age Part One. A mysterious enemy has invaded the entire history of the JSA, and an all-new team must come together to defeat it. It’s a mystery that spans the past of the Justice Society of America.
Jaime Reyes is always torn between two worlds, but they come crashing together at his high school graduation, and things will never be the same. A message from the Reach bombards his scarab and throws off his connection to the device. And he’s feeling the pressure to plan his next steps in life. Can Jamie find the balance in his life? A new six issue limited series written by Josh Trujillo with art by Adrian Gutierrez.
From creators, Doug Wagner and Daniel Hillyard come Plush #1. After breaking it off with his cheating girlfriend, Devin is pushed by his friend to attend a furry convention. He’s not sure what to expect, but it’s definitely not fur suit-wearing cannibalistic psychopaths! But what’s worse? The serial killing furries or his ex-future father-in-law sheriff? Not as weird as I expected, but we’ll see where it goes.
The second cutest book of the week! Dark Horse has a new eight-issue Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures mini-series for all ages from Daniel Jose Older and Tony Bruno. Sav Malagan is a young Jedi Padawan who dreams of something more in her life. After sneaking off one night to Maz Kanata’s castle, she follows storyteller Dexter Jettster and comes across the Dank Graks planning to take down Maz. Will she join the pirate crew or head back to her life as a Jedi?