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We’ve done the math and this is the biggest new comic day this year. (It’s kind of nice to be able to say and maybe a sign that things are improving a little.)

The big two both have some pretty big releases, as well as some from stuff from the indie’s as well.

Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, October 7th, 2020!

DC BOOKS

Batman #100 is here and with it the end of the Joker War!

The final showdown between Batman and the Joker, and we even get a few back up stories that show us where the series is headed. Bruce also meets Clownhunter for the first time and they talk about what he’s been up too. (Between this and Three Jokers Batman seems pretty comfortable letting killers walk around, which is a new spin on the character.)

MARVEL BOOKS

Spider-Man #49 is a giant $9.99 issue featuring the return of the Green Goblin!

Lots or creators on this one with a main story by series regular Nick Spencer. Lots of covers too so come in early on Wednesday pick out your favorite.

Under Donny Cates’ writing Thor now outsells Amazing Spider-Man in our shop, which has never happened before. Grab a copy and find out why!

We’ve had lots of requests for Alex Ross Timeless covers, so we upped our orders over the last few weeks. They go fast, are cover price and look like this if your can find them:

This is the cover to Black Widow #2, we’ve also got one for the aforementioned Thor #8, Wolverine #6, X-Force #13, and Marauders #13. (though I believe the Wolverine’s are all spoken for and it’s out of print already.)

Which reminds us, ADD STUFF YOU WANT TO YOUR FILE! We’ve been hit with quite a few requests for X of Swords chapters and not alot will be hitting the table. We used to be able to get reorders for new comics in time for Wednesdays but with the pandemic stuff just kind of shows up whenever. #thanksdiamond #thankspandemic

“SMALL PRESS” COMICS

Over at Image, Walking Dead Deluxe starts this week.

You get to experience Walking Dead all over again, this time in full color! A few different covers on this one as well.

Did you get caught off guard by tv shows like Umbrella Academy, The Boys and movies like Old Guard and Last Days of American Crime? Get ahead of it this time with the new editions of Jupiter’s Legacy!

All four volumes of Mark Millar’s comic book series will be rereleased this week to coincide with the new Netflix show coming out in 2021 (?).

“In the 1930s the first generation of Superheroes rose to prominence after receiving powers. Fast forward to the present day, the original heroes are revered as the elder guard. Meanwhile, the children of the fabled heroes are struggling to live up to their parent’s legacy and legendary feats.”

Here’s even more info on the upcoming show: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/jupiters-legacy-netflix-release-date-plot-cast-trailer-05-2020/

Marty and Doc meet the Transformers in the new Transformers Back to the Future mini series.

Yes, this will be a guilty pleasure for me. There’s even a new Autobot called Gigawatt. (not Jigawatt, that’s not a real thing.)

…AND THE REST (seriously awesome stuff)

The Black Widow True Believer Reprints begin this week and continue throughout the month of October. There are ten different $1.00 Black Widow reprints to show her history in the Marvel Universe. Some great stuff in there, and this week you get her first appearance, the first appearance of Red Guardian, and the first time she met Daredevil.

Guess what? We’re going to use these books for our trick or treaters on October 31st! The movie might be delayed until May 7th but you can learn all about her before that.

We also got in a reorder of original graphic novels from TKO studios, specifically Sentient, which we can’t seem to keep in stock.

“From Eisner Award-winners Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) and Gabriel Walta (The Vision). When an attack kills the adults on a colony ship, the on-board A.I. VALARIE must help the ship’s children survive the perils of space. Can Valarie rise to the task?”

Sentient itself was even nominated for an Eisner Award. TKO graphic novels come directy from TKO, you can’t get them through Diamond. There’s eight different books right now and we’ll even give you a FREE TKO sketchbook with your purchase of one!

If you’re out and about this week be sure to pick up a copy of Cleveland Magazine’s “Best of” Issue, we got a five page featured article in there!

Thanks to all of you for sticking by us as we figured out how to run a business safely during the Pandemic. Thanks to Sheehan for the article and to Tim for the great illustrations. The staff has worked super hard this year under trying circumstances so this was a much appreciated shout out for their efforts. 30 years in business this October 28th! Hi mom!

That’s it for this week. Get ready for a back issue sale starting on the 14th!

We’ve got  a truly incredible week of new releases, one of the best weeks so far this year.

Get ready! Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, September 30th, 2020.

DC COMICS

The big book this week is Three Joker’s Issue #2, which lives up to every expectation I had for it.

For the first time since Batman The Cult I like and empathize with Jason Todd. Issue one was a great set up but this one really cuts to it. Creepy and well thought out, with some ticks in Batman’s thinking that actually make sense conceptually.

We did get the premiere variants on this issue as well, and unless you specified one we’ll pick a cover at random.

Here’s a reminder of what they all look like!

One of the best parts of getting DC Comics from UCS now is that we have a few days to read them before they come out. That makes all the difference for two of this week’s books, the Batman Joker War Zone One Shot and Dark Nights Death Metal Multiverse’s End One Shot.

Batman Joker War Zone ties into Joker War with five short stories including Joker confronting by regular Joker War writer James Tynion IV, Poison Ivy protecting the green, Batgirl and Spoiler team up, Lucius Fox and the first full Clown Hunter appearance with surprise art by James Stokoe! (at least it was a surprise to me, he’s the best!)

Well worth the $5.99 price of admission.

Dark Nights Death Metal Multiverse’s End One Shot is a rag tag team of C listers protecting the end of the Mutiverse again by James Tynion IV.

Death Metal is Scott Snyder’s baby, but it’s fun to see Tynion put his two cents in. Super fun with Captain Carrot too!

MARVEL COMICS

Marvel’s not hurting this week either. Jason Aaron has turned Moon Knight into a force to be reckoned with in just a few issues of Avengers. (to be fair, we’ve always loved Moon Knight.) This issue we have a showdown between Moon Knight and the Black Panther!

My pick of the week is the Giant Size X-Men Tribute Edition! The original classic will be redrawn by 37 different artists, each one doing a single page.

Here’s a little video to get you as excited as I am:

Jeff Lemire writes an Immortal Hulk one shot this week in The Threshing Palace.

Beautiful art by Michael Del Mundo too.

If you’ve been following all the casting announcements and wonder who Shang-Chi is, he’s got a new number one this week.

INDIE COMICS

The big indie this week is the Department of Truth from Image Comics and , yup, James Tynion IV again. (in addition to his work on Batman and Joker War, he’s also done well with Something is Killing the Children.)

Imagine that every conspiracy theory you’ve ever heard is actually real!

Another fun indie, for me at least, is Stranger Things Science Camp #1.

So yeah, we get to finally see how Dustin met Suzie at Science Camp. Yes, I am a fan of the Never Ending Story.

Alright! That’s it for this week! See you at the shop!

We’ve got another week full of new releases, including the kick off of the new X-Men Crossover, X of Swords.

Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020.

Marvel Comics

X of Swords Creation is the first chapter of the storyline that will run through all the X-titles, 22 total. (plus a few preludes that have already come out.)

In tarot cards the Ten of Swords can stand for deception, warning you to be careful of where you place your trust. Reversed it can mean overcoming this adversity. Combine that knowledge with all the actual swords from Marvel history and you’ve got the makings of a pretty interesting storlyine. This kick off issue is even written by Jonathan Hickman! Here’s a checklist you can use to follow along: (easy to print out and turn into the shop.)

Donny Cates killer run on Venom continues along with some reprints of previously sold out issues.

Speaking of Cates, he rocked the shop with Thor #6, revealing a possible future with Thanos holding Mjolner covered in Infinity Stones while leading the Marvel Zombies. This revelation has now become the cover of the second printing.

You can just pick up this issue on it’s own for a glimpse into what’s going on over there.

She Hulk gets her own ‘Immortal’ one shot written by Immortal Hulk writer Al Ewing.

This is coming out the same week She Hulk’s casting has been released so there’s sure to be some buzz. Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black will be She-Hulk!

DC Comics

Over at DC we get another Dark Nights Death Metal One Shot, this one featuring the speedsters.

The Flashes race across the wasteland in Speed Metal, written by Flash writer Joshua Williamson.

Batgirl #49 is a Joker War tie.

Tom Taylor (DCeased) kills Deadshot (?) in Suicide Squad #9.

We also did get more heavily discounted Marvel graphic novels in, only a few but highly recommneded books.

The Punisher Girls in White Dresses is an adults only Punisher Max book that followed the Garth Ennis run. There are some great post Ennis stories out there written by a smattering of people, this is one of them. Not for kids, fantastic story. Frank investigates a small Mexican town where young women disappear then reappear mutilated. Written by Gregg Hurwitz.

$16.99 for only $4.00. (Again, not for the faint of heart.)

We also got copies of Punisher Max Volume one in too, which is by Ennis. $14.99 book for $4.00. The Ennis run is legendary but doesn’t kick into high gear until “Up is Down Black is White” and “Slavers.” Next to Dardevil Punisher is one of the best written characters Marvel has. Stories by Rick Remender, Greg Rucka and Matt Fraction all top the charts.

For you Marvel history buffs, The Complete Man Thing by Steve Gerber is worth a look. Early Marvel Magazines, a little Jim Starlin art, first appearances of Fool Killer and Howard the Duck. Fun supplemental material too. $39.99 book for only $8.00!

Laura Wimbels and our own Winston!

We’d like to give a shout out to Laura Wimbels, who has taken oh so many photos for us over the years. She’ll be co hosting a new weekly B Movie show on WUAB 43 at 8 pm on Saturday October 17th. We will absolutely be tuning in Laura! Congrats!

Lastly, I’m just going to throw this out there for you. These were custom designed and are in the mail and heading towards us.

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