Andrea’s Godly Picks for 03.15.2023
Hi Comic Shop Friends! First up, shop news and events, then on to this week’s new books!
John says, “Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Jeff Harper show this past Sunday! Zoe worked her first show and we did great! (Like good enough to have beer at Late Nite Comics this month!)”
Speaking of beer and Late Nite Comics: this Thursday, the 16th, St. Pat’s Eve, from 8pm to midnight is Late Nite Comics again! (I feel like this one came up fast.) We’ll have some Irish beer for you to enjoy while you shop! We’ll have 40 long boxes of dollar stock that have never been out before! Including Marvel, DC, and Indie/Small Press books! We’ll also have 50% off back issues, including the wall! (Except for a very small batch of Silver Age X-Men we just got in.)
Here’s a link to buy tickets for the 2023 Cleveland FanExpo happening the same weekend as our Winston World sale! John will be there with his family shopping for Funko Pops and whatnot.
Friday, March 24th through Sunday, March 26th, will be our annual Winston World Sale in the shop! It’s our big yearly sale with 50% off all back issues AND 10% off everything else in the store!
Now onto the comics!
Following writer Christopher Cantwell’s Iron Man run featuring Patsy Walker, he and artist Alex Lins bring back Hellcat in a supernatural murder mystery! When someone close to her is brutally murdered, she’s the prime suspect. She can remember fighting. But who? Is she the killer? Is she innocent? “Am I good? Or am I bad?” What does her ex have to do with it? And why does her ghost mom haunt Patsy’s house?
It’s the final half of Peter Milligan and Michael Allred’s mutant celebrity saga featuring X-Statix and a new team called The X-Cellent! Zeitgeist is back and still on a mission to achieve godhood with a spell stolen from Doctor Strange. But his teammates are starting to turn against him, and with X-Statix stealing the spotlight from him, he may need a new plan and some help from Silicon Valley.
“In the blink of an eye – your life has changed forever….” Clark Kent is called away from a night in with Lois Lane for a Justice League mission, but hours later, when Lois wakes to find Superman home, he tells her he’s been gone for 20 years. Writer Christopher Priest and artist Carlo Pagulayan start off this ten-issue limited series with a mission gone wrong and a Superman who does not seem like himself. What happened during the decades he was gone?
Six-issue mini-series with Harley Quinn (Harley Quinn’s plural?) and a time machine! Harley’s back in Coney Island to eat hot dogs, catch up with friends, and receive an inheritance from a mysterious benefactor. It seems to be a bunch of old magic tricks, but The Way Back Booth works! Frank Tieri and Logan Faerber take Harley on a trip that screws up the entire DC Universe—featuring Starro!
A four-issue mini-series from G. Willow Wilson and artist Cian Tormey, with a backup story written by Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad, with art by Alitha Martinez, Revenge of the Gods is just that. The Gods have decided to remind the mortals of their existence after centuries of their legends fading. And the only thing more powerful than belief is fear. Humans have “spent so long in your small, meaningless lives that you’ve forgotten… every gift from the Gods is also a curse.” Wonder Woman and Shazam may be the only ones who can stop them, but who is the hooded stranger who brings a warning to Nubia?
The second of the “Gods wanting humans to remember and fear them” books this week! Written by Mark London with art by Francesco Archidiacono, Hunt. Kill. Repeat. is described as Kill Bill meets Clash of the Titans (Sorry, John. No appearance of clockwork, Bubo.) The Greek Gods invade Earth, destroying anyone who doesn’t follow them and anyone caught using technology. Artemis refuses to follow her family and falls in love with a mortal. When she’s summoned to Olympus, Zeus strips her of her powers and destroys everything she loves. Left comatose for ten years, she wakes and vows to enact revenge on the Gods. Hunt. Kill. Repeat.
Set in its own corner of the Massive Verse, NO/ONE from Kyle Higgins, Brian Buccellato, and Geraldo Borges is a true crime superhero drama mini-series set in Pittsburgh. NO/ONE could be anyone, but no one knows who they are. Several prominent people have been doxed by NO/ONE. Then they were targeted in the “Richard Roe” Accountability Murders. Two people were killed, one managed to survive, Richard Roe was arrested, and now the third copycat murderer has struck, bringing the total to five killed. The city has been shocked by the murders, a dangerous political movement, and a masked vigilante determined to hold the powerful accountable. “No one is above the law. And I am NO/ONE.” Plus, there is a monthly companion podcast starring Rachael Leigh Cook and Patton Oswalt.
A team of ultra-lethal imperial vixens! A cabal of sensuous space witches! A bug stomp on a distant hell-world! The Forged is an over-the-top (turn your baseball hat backward) pulp sci-fi story written by Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann, with art by Mike Henderson, about a squad of super soldiers in the 11th Millennium of the rule of the Eternal Empress on a not-so-routine routine mission. And there are pictures of dogs in the back!