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Before we start this week’s new releases it’s time again to say thanks for the tremendous amount of support you’ve given us this year. With the pandemic slowly pealing back a bit we’ve been doing great, and the only way for us to process that is to say thank you. I keep saying that the only real difference between 2020 and 2021 is that we have no illusion about doing events this year. Last year we kept laying out plans that never got to play out so this year we feel like we’ll just know when the time is right. That being said, Free Comic Book Day is being heald nationally on Saturday August 14th this year. 


We do plan on having an event but it may look a bit different than it has in the past. We are likely looking at a scaled down and manageable event with a focus on the day portion. We’re keeping in contact with Chris Claremont and we will be ready to have him out if the opportunity presents itself.

Since we have to order the FCBD books now and we’re not positive how the climate will look come August, we have to be realistic and responsible in 2021 just as we were in 2020. So we will do something and we will keep you updated on what it will look like as it gets closer to the event. For now, here’s a link to the books that will be available.

We’ve also gotten in a few cool collections lately, so be sure to keep an eye on our wall for a lot of new additions. Also, in case you didn’t know, every Tuesday a little after 8pm the boys go live on Facebook and give you a tour of the new comic book table! This has developed a really great following and is a fun way to find out about new releases and see what the staff is excited about. Just tune in here and you can comment as they go to add stuff you see to your file. Don’t have a file? Stop by the shop and set one up.

You just have to have five comics a month held and pick them up monthly. You also get 10% off ALL your new comic purchases, not just the ones in your file. You can also keep up with my featured new releases by checking our website each week at www.cnjcomics.com ! In a world that’s becoming overwhelmed by Social Media, it’s nice to have a place with less background noise to check things out. 

Okay! Let’s dig into this week’s featured new releases on this fifth Wednesday of the month, March 31st, 2021!


So, we are really going to push this one! Beta Ray Bill #1 is by Daniel Warren Johnson, and if that name doesn’t ring a bell he’s the creator behind Wonder Woman Dead Earth and Murder Falcon from Image. (Two books we really love around here.)

This five issue mini springs out of Donny Cates Thor run and has connections to King in Black. (like a nullified Fing Fang Foom!) Take our word for it and check this one out, Johnson is a really bizarre writer and artist but he’s hit his mark everytime.

Speaking of King in Black, Ghost Rider gets his own one shot as Johnny Blaze joins the fight.

Silk also gets her own number one, and we’ve even going to give you a glimpse of Jen Bartel’s Women’s History Month variant. 

Spider-Man start a new all ages Marvel Action series. 


DC has a small week but Batman Catwoman is one of our favorite monthly titles right now.

The second issue of “The Other History of the DC Universe” was academically an amazing read. This week issue #3 features Katana and is appropriate given the current social climate. I look forward to this read, as each issue hits a different demographic that has been marginalized by the DCU. 

Guess what the best selling graphic novel line is right know? The answer is Dog Man by Dav Pilkey, and a tenth Volume finally hits the table this week. 

We always keep all the Dog Man’s in stock at all times, so bring your early reader in to check them out! 

That is it for this week. I’d also like to give a shout out to Falcon and the Winter Soldier. As a lifelong Captain America fan that second episode was everything I’d want out of the charcters and is a great story about what it means to be a hero, which is really about living with past trauma while trying to function and lift others up. Maybe some of my favorite MCU stuff ever. 

Check out Invincible too! A really great adaptation of the Robert Kirkman comics, which John Shearer has sworn by for years.

If you have any questions about either of these two properties just let us know!

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!


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 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.)


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.)


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!


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!

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