Andrea’s Year End Recs for 12.28.2022
We’re getting ready for the new year, so that means some news and then on to a few new books to finish out December.
We will be closed on New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2023.
We are extending the 50% off all back issues to the end of the year! Yes, that’s wall books too! We know you got gift certificates for Christmas, so stop in and use them!
And now a couple of PSAs from John:
“Hey! It’s that time of year again! If you have a file, please come in to clear it out by the end of the year or you are in danger of having your books put out and your file canceled! Like a car dealership, we pay inventory taxes on unsold items at year’s end, so those books someone hasn’t picked up start costing us money on January 1st. I get the job of personally contacting the top ten offenders, a job that Carol used to have back in the day. It sucks, but it sucks more when people don’t pick up the stuff they ordered. If you cannot afford the books you have on hold please let us know that too so we
can put them out. If you cannot make the trip out we are but a phone call away, you can call in a credit card by year-end and save yourself! Thanks to everyone for being understanding on this matter. We’re pretty easygoing here, but this is something we have to do to stay in business. We cannot afford more stuff sitting on a shelf waiting to be picked up!”
“Thanks to Steve Gavin, son of John Gavin, (owner of the greatly missed York Comics and Cards) we now have a proper security system to fight back against the gunk that 2022 devolved into. The entire store is now monitored and recorded 24/7, with an incredibly easy interface to review cameras and download video feed to a thumb drive if necessary. (Hopefully, it won’t be.) “I assure you we are watching.” This doesn’t affect 99.99% of our customer base, so thanks for understanding some of the new measures in place for the 00.01%.”
Murderworld: Spider-Man is the second one-shot in the new Murderworld story, written by Jim Zub and Ray Fawkes, with art by Farid Karami. This time a bunch of Spider-People are out to thin the herd of contestants, MMA fighter Eden thinks she’s on her way to winning, and Black Widow is one step closer to finding Arcade’s location.
Tying in with Star Wars: The High Republic, The Blade follows Jedi Knight Porter Engle, perhaps the most skilled lightsaber wielder, and his sister, Barash, as they travel as guardians of peace across the galaxy. When they answer a petition for Jedi aid on Gansevor things may turn out more difficult than they appear. Written by Charles Soule with art by Marco Castiello.
Kang the Conqueror is in search of the one thing he cannot have: The Missing Moment. But now someone else is after it as well, and Kang finds himself doing something he never does: fleeing. Kang is Timeless and the future of the Marvel Universe is revealed! Written by Jed MacKay, and art by Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Patch Zircher, and Salvador Larroca.
Another entry into the expanded Sandman Universe from writer Pornsak Pichetshote, and artist Jeff Stokely: Dead Boy Detectives #1. Charles and Edwin have been dead best friends and dead boy detectives for decades, but their newest investigation puts them in the path of ghosts they’ve never encountered. They learn that Thai Americans are turning into some of the many Thai ghosts, including the bloodthirsty krasue. And close to the Dead Boys’ adventure is the witch, Thessaly, held hostage by dangerous magics.
To celebrate Stan Lee’s 100th birthday, DC brings us ten new adventures featuring his reimagined version of the DC Universe created over 20 years ago. Written by Michael Uslan, Mark Waid, Jerry Ordway, Kenny Porter, Stephanie Williams, Michael W. Conrad, Becky Cloonan, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Steve Orlando, Zac Thompson, and Meghan Fitzmartin with art by Lee Weeks, Kevin Maguire, Jerry Ordway, Karl Mostert, Juan Ferreyra, Anthony Marques, Pablo M. Collar, Max Dunbar, and Hayden Sherman. Batman faces down a villainous new threat, the Choker! Green Lantern digs deep when Nekron arrives to consume the World Tree! The Justice League teams up with a familiar face in order to save the day! Shazam ventures into a top-secret facility to face off against a mind-blowing enemy! The Flash uses her time-bending speed abilities to attempt to reverse the tragedies of her past! Chaos ensues when Wonder Woman becomes the editor of the National Exposer!