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Just a quick email to let you know what’s going on at the shop as we prepare for Free Comic Book Day 2017.

Here’s a link to our website and all the information.

Expect an email with all the final details on FCBD in just a few days.


First up, Secret Empire #1 hits the stands, and we see just how far Steve Rogers will go to protect his new regime. For all the flack Marvel has been getting about this storyline, it’s really good. (Everyone here knows it’s just a comic right?) Well, not everyone.

Be sure to pick up the FCBD Secret Empire Special too, for a pretty big moment!

Since the movie is out this week (just saw it, great film) Guardians of the Galaxy starts their new regular ongoing by taking the team back to basics and the original line up.

Expect to see other movie characters like the Collector and the Grandmaster, and the Nova Corps.

The Button part three is in Batman #22.

This has been our best selling storyline of the year so far. If you read Flash #21 then you know who Batman gets a chance to talk to in this issue. Great stuff.

Lastly, remember SwordQuest from Atari in the 80’s? The impossible quest and the unobtainable trophies? The mini comics? Well Dynamite Entertainment made a comic book about that whole culture, and the first issue is only 25 cents!

Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out the Swordquest page on Wikipedia, it’s surreal. (Except that I was there, that game was impossible.) 

Okay, time for the crew to get back to pepping for FCBD 2017! (They are the best and they specialize in the ridiculous.) That’s from the A-Team movie. 🙂


It’s a quirky little fifth Wednesday this week with some really off the wall stuff.


Here’s the featured new releases for Wednesday, March 29th, 2017.

DC does not have regularly shipping books when a fifth Wednesday happens in a month, so they have to fill the week with cool one shots and non-regular series. Somehow it all came together into a really stellar week. 

Let’s begin with four one shot specials spotlighting the first team ups between DC and the new Hanna Barbera characters. Each one also has a back up story modernizing a classic Hanna character. 

Suicide Squad and The Banana Splits with a side of Snagglepuss.

The Splits get mistaken for criminals and locked up in Belle Reve!

Green Lantern and Space Ghost with a Ruff and Reddy chaser.

Expect the boys to be stripped of their weapons as well as exchanging them with each other!

Adam Strange and the Future Quest team with a Top Cat/Batman team up. 

Future Quest if the coolest and I’ll always love Adam’s Strange. Yes, I did say Top Cat/Batman too. 

Time Travelin’ with Booster Gold and the Flintstones, plus you get to see the modernized Jetsons!.

If that’s not enough, we’ve got Lobo guest starring in a stand alone issue of Harley’s Little Black Book with art by SIMON BISLEY.

Simon Bisley is the man who defined the character in the 80’s and 90’s, and it’s been forever since he’s revisited the character. 

You still have time to hop on board the Kamandi Challenge! Issue #3 comes out this week with full artwork by AMANDA CONNER!

This tribute to Jack Kirby series is a must read this year. I even ordered more copies of the sold out issues #1 and #2 from a shop in New Hampshire so everyone could catch up. There’s even an issue coming up written by Tom King with art by Kevin Eastman!

Inhumans Verse X-Men is over, and this week we get a glimpse into the direction both teams are headed with two new one shots.

X-Men Prime #1 features the return of Kitty Pryde to a leadership position, and lays out the two new teams, X-Men Blue and X-Men Gold. (Yup, a call back to the 90’s.)

Inhumans Prime #1 will wrap up some plot threads before launching into Royals next month and Secret Warriors in May. 

Last Saturday we invited the girls from Black Girl in Cle out to check out our shop. 

We noticed a recent trend in strong Black Female Characters and thought it would be a good opportunity to present them with copies of Riri Williams Iron Heart, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Image’s Motor Crush and Action Lab’s Fight Like a Girl for them to review.

They’ve posted a review of their visit here <> We’ll keep you posted when their reviews on the comics come in! Great people and a great visit!

Oh hey, there’s a new Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer!

As well as an official Justice League Trailer:

Summer can’t come soon enough, but first we’ve got to get through!

Conventions season is over (for now), and it’s back to business as usual at CNJComics!

Here’s what going on in the shop this week!


Iron Fist made it’s debut on Netflix last week, with a slow start and a fair ending. (Jim really likes Colleen Wing.)

Marvel’s timed a new ongoing to coincide with the release, with the first issue coming out Wednesday, March 22nd.

Written by Ed Brisson, THE GAUNTLET STARTS HERE!

“K’un Lun is in ruins. The chi fueling Danny’s fists is wavering. Is there a future for the Iron Fist? Danny Rand pushes himself to the breaking point, finding fights to prove his worth. But a bigger fight than he can handle may have found him…”

Here’s the 1:50 variant cover to issue #1 by Alex Ross! (As well as a cool poster.)

If you’re looking to read up on this character we’ve got some graphic novels for you, starting with the five star Immortal Iron Fist by Hawkeye’s Matt Fraction and David Aja. 

The definitive modern Iron Fist story, we can’t recommend this enough. Marvel finally put the whole thing in one softcover for $39.99.

If you’re looking for more classic fare and where the character began, we’ve got the Iron Fist Epic Collection, reprinting his first appearances Claremont, Byrne and Gil Kane. It’s all here for another $39.99.

The most current storyline was painter Kaare Andrews Iron Fist Living Weapon, complied completely here in one volume. A bit of a quirkier take and Danny Rand. 

New the week is the Iron Fist Book of Changes Graphic Novel, collecting stories from the 90’s by key artists like Jae Lee and Sam Keith. 


Visit the shop this Sunday, March 26th for “Jason Loves Doctor Strange Day”.

We’ll be watching Doctor Strange on loop all day, as well as giving away free copies of a reprint collection of the first three issues of Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo’s Doctor Strange run. (because Jason Loves It.)

You can also enter yourself in a raffle for the Complete Ditko Doctor Strange Omnibus, an amazing collection of the Doctor’s earliest trippy appearances. 

The winner will be drawn at the end of the day. 

Ditko rules: 

Where else will you get to watch Doctor Strange with Jason actually in the room with you?!

Lastly, we’d like to thank everyone for shopping local during Winston World. We are now poised to give you another amazing free comic book day for 2017!

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