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While not a huge new comic week, this has to be the most interesting selection in 2021 so far!

But first let’s talk about Winston World!

Winston World has always been our three day sale to coincide with Wizard World downtown. We even ripped of their art style to hijack their social media presence. Well just because the circus isn’t coming to town doesn’t mean we can’t have a sale. 

From Friday March 5th to Sunday March 7th we’ll have:

  • 50% off ALL Back Issues!
  • 10% off EVERYTHING else in the shop! (we do mean everything.)

We’re not allowed to use the foyer during tax season but we’ll fill our counter space with as many $1.00 boxes as possible, 50 cents each for $1.00 or more. We’ll also keep refilling those dollar boxes all weekend! 

Oh yeah! Winston ironically even made it into Cleveland.com this week too! 

So on to that really interesting new comic book week!

Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021!

MARVEL COMICS

The big book this week is super hot cover artist Peach Momoko’s first full length book from Marvel, Demon Days X-Men #1. 

A reimagining of the Marvel Universe with Psylocke and Venom up front! This will be a quarterly five issue mini series, to give her ample time to complete her work.

WandaVision has been a treat, so here’s a chance to get one of the last Alex Ross Timeles variants on Avengers #43. Yup, it’s the Vision and only cover price at $3.99!

We can’t keep Star Wars High Republic books in stock, and this week we’ve got two new one’s hitting the table. (well, actually three.)

Star Wars High Republic #3 and High Repubic Adventures #2 are brand new, and Star Wars High Republic #2 gets a 2nd print. 

DC COMICS

DC Future State is over, and we’re now into Infinite Frontier, starting with a $5.99 one shot that will lead into everything that’s to come. 

The boys read it, really liked it, so we upped out orders at the last minute. 

We’ve got three new #1’s from DC this week, Suicide Squad, Swamp Thing and Crime Syndicate. 

Peachmaker’s leading the Squad now, and they’re heading into Arkham Asylum to recruit Talon from Court of Owls. 

Swamp Thing #1 is the first of a ten issue mini series by the same writer as the Future State book, Ram V. 

Earth 3 has been reborn and with it the new Crime Syndicate is here. (you know, the world where the Justice League is evil.)

INDIE COMICS

It’s a big week for indie books as well, with BOOM’s BRZRKR #1 leading the pack. Yup, this is the much asked about book written by Keanu Reeves and Matt Kindt. 

This is going to be a big one, as preorders here were huge. 

Image has a new #1 as well, Nocterra by the hit team of Scott Snyder and Tony Daniel. 

“Ten years after the world is plunged into an everlasting night that turns all living creatures into monstrous shades, the only way to survive is to stay close to artificial light. Enter Valentina “Val” Riggs, a skilled ferryman who transports people and goods along deadly unlit roads with her heavily illuminated eighteen wheeler.” Yes!

We’ve got the new “Boys” collection from Garth Ennis! Set 12 years after the events of the original series, “Dear Becky” is the first new graphic novel since the show has come out. 

Here’s an under the radar staff pick from ONI Comics, Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #1, written and drawn by shop favorite Chris Samnee. (his wife co wrote it as well.)

“Rainbow has been searching for her sister, Jonna, for a year. The last time she saw Jonna was also the first time she saw one of the monsters that now roam the planet. They’re big, ugly, and dangerous creatures, driving humanity to the brink of extinction. Though there isn’t much hope for survival out in the wild, Rainbow knows that her sister is out there somewhere-and she’ll do anything to find her.”

Whew! Alright, that’s it for this week! Get your lists together for Winston World and we’ll see you this week at the shop!

After a good start last week, we’ve got more DC Future State books hitting the new comic table. (we only had one copy of one book left by Sunday, but fear not, reprints are coming.)

DC COMICS

This week’s titles include:

Dark Detective #1 (of 4) $5.99

This is the book featuring Bruce Wayne set in the near future with Gotham under the command of the Magistrate! Grifter back up story. 

Future State Justice League #1 (of 2) $5.99

All the new incarnations of the classic heroes fighting together! Week two and we already get to see their personalities bouncing off each other! Justice League Dark back up as well.

Future State Kara Zor-el Superwoman #1 (of 2) $3.99

Kara is all grown up and watches over the moon and it’s refugees. 

Future State Teen Titans #1 (of 2) $3.99

The line up from Teen Titans Go (Robin, Raven, Starfire, Beast Boy and Cyborg) founded a school that was destroyed in an epic battle. Now they return to face the evil that destroyed the team. First print appearance of Red X!

Future State Superman Wonder Woman #1 (of 2) $3.99

Always a classic team up no matter who wears the mantle. 

Future State Robin Eternal #1 (of 2) $3.99

A grown up Tim Drake is Robin during the Magistrate’s reign, and Spoiler is by his side. 

Future State Green Lantern #1 (of 2) $5.99

John Stewart beyond the know sectors, Jessica Cruz powerless against the Yellow Corps, and Guy Gardner reopens his bar. 

All of these book are out of print at DC already but we’ll have some hitting the table at noon on Wednesday!

MARVEL COMICS

Over at Marvel the King in Black has three new #1’s, including the much hyped King in Black: Gwenom vs Carnage.

Others include KIB Planet of the Symbiotes and KIB Thunderbolts. All are three issue mini series at $3.99 each. 

Chris Claremont has a one shot Anniversary Special featuring stories from his favorite characters with artists he’s worked with in the past!

We have spoken to Chris and he’s still hunkered down in New York. We’ve keeping communication open so we can still have him out some day when things clear up. 

We will likely sell out of the above titles on Wednesday but rest assured we already have more copies on the way. (we used to get these extra copies on Wednesday morning to fluff up the table, but they show up whenever now due to the pandemic and the slight collapse of the USPS.)

On the indie front HaHa! from Image Comics is a new horror comic with stand alone stories featuring clowns from the creator of Ice Cream Man.

That’s it for this week!

It’s finally over! 2020 is almost in the books! That means everything can go back to normal again right? Right?

We hope everyone had a great Christmas, and we’re ready for a couple more days of 2020. The shop will be open normal business hours on Thursday, New Years Eve from Noon – 8 PM and then Closed on New Years Day, Friday, January 1st, 2021.

New Releases – DC

Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, December 30th!

Next week is the final issue of Dark Nights Death Metal, which will show how we get to Future State, but for now we’ve got a few books to help clear out the year!

Batman Annual #5 is a Clownhunter origin issue with art by James Stokoe and written by James Tynion IV. Great looking book and Stokoe is always one to watch out for. 

Dark Nights Death Metal The Last 52: War of the Multiverses One Shot is an $8.99 special that expands on individual battle in the big issue to come. The John Constantine story is fun. Regular Constantine is apparently darker than Dark Constantine. 

We’ve got one more Tales of the Dark Multiverse book out, this one dealing with Dark Nights Metal. Basically a “what if” book for major DC events. 

Jinny Hex also gets her own one shot this week!

New Releases – Marvel

On the Marvel side Avengers kicks into high gear with the start of the new “Phoenix” storyline, heroes and villains all compete to be the new host!

The ‘Last Remains’ storyline concludes in Amazing Spider-Man #55 and this cover is getting a lot of buzz.

Wolverine #8 is an oversized issue that’s supposed to be a good starting point as well as a tribute to his history. 

Otherwise it’s a pretty small week and a good time to clear out that file. Please make an effort to come in before year end if you have books on hold. Just like a car dealership, we pay taxes on unsold inventory, so those books sitting on the shelf create an extra burden to us after the new year. :/

Fun Facts!

I drove out to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to personally drop off the donation check for $5,090 so they didn’t lose any of the money collected to credit card or processing fees. 

I always talk in terms of ‘meals created’ and it’s nice to know the Food Bank does the same. When the lady at the front desk looked at the check she said, ‘This is over 20,000 meals here, you know that?’ I said I did and she said ‘well all right then.’ This was a big victory for the community that has grown around the shop and we’re glad it worked out so well. We can’t thank you enough for everything that you all did to keep us afloat in 2020. We’re doing pretty well and while it’s far from over, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. 

On Monday, I got vaccinated because I’m a first responder. 

While I wish I felt strongly about it one way or another, I can only say that it was that right move for me, and for the people around me. Everyone’s situation is different so talk to the people around you and make the best decision for yourself. As a firefighter I believe it was the right choice, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say that being a small business owner didn’t factor into my thought process too. I know a lot of smart people on both sides of the fence and I respect and factored in everyone’s opinions. We do have a long way to go, but this is a pretty good step in the right direction (hopefully) and it’s how I wanted to close out 2020. Take care of yourselves and lastly thanks for keeping our shop safe in 2020!

We posted this picture when we were shuttered up on March 23rd, and it’s also appropriate now. See you on the other side everyone. 

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