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Last week was owned by DC and Detective Comics #1000, this week is all Marvel with  the War of the Realms!

Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019!

War of the Realms

This will be the first major event for Marvel in some time, and it’s the culmination of Jason Aaron’s efforts over in Thor.

The forces of the Ten Realms are headed to Earth for an all our war with the MCU.

Other than Aaron’s involvement we’re really excited about the street levels characters joining in, like Punisher, Daredevil and Squirrel Girl.

This book has a ridiculous amount of covers, so just pop into the shop early and get the one you like the most. 

Here’s a quick recap to get you up to date!

War of the Realms is a six issue mini-series that will last into June. There are checklists for the next three months if you want to print them out and turn them in.

Don’t get caught up in plot threads you don’t care about! Reading the main title alone is fine!

I’m personally excited about the Punisher mini series, the Strikeforce One Shots, and I’m keeping my eye on the War Scrolls and Journey Into Mystery series. Maybe Giant-Man.

Event fatigue is real, so we always prefer you to enjoy the story and keep the extras at a minimum.

Other Marvel Titles

Marvel has a few other fun books this week, like Major X #1 written and drawn by Rob Liefeld!

You love to hate him, but here it is. The creator of X-Force sort of rips himself off, again. It’ll be nice to see him do Cable again though. Six-issue mini-series.

After a little delay, Marvel.s new all ages monthly Black Panther title is out,

Written and drawn by Kyle Baker, which kind of puts a weird spin on it. Multiple Eisner and Harvey Award winner and not your typical choice for all-ages fare.

We also want to give a shout out to one of the best books on the stand right now, the Immortal Hulk.

The book just keeps selling out, with issues going to multiple printings. It’s developed a huge word of mouth following in the shop and rightfully so.

Check this CBR article out if you want to know what all the fuss is about.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for making Detective #1000 such a hit. Look for some Free Comic Book Day info next week!

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This Tuesday, March 26th at 11:59 pm we’ll be hosting an early release event for Detective Comics #1000!

This will be your first chance to get the comic and check out all the covers that are available in person.


We will be carrying all decades variants as well as the regular, blank, and midnight release variant.

All of these variants will be cover priced at $9.99. We’ve seen the book and it’s fantastic, check out the Bendis story here for a good idea of the quality inside!

Now let’s check out those covers!

Detective Comics #1000 main cover by Jim Lee.

Detective Comics #1000 1930’s Decades Variant by Steve Rude

Detective Comics #1000 1940’s Decades Variant by Bruce Timm

Detective Comics #1000 1950″s Decades Variant by Michael Cho

Detective Comics #1000 1960’s Decades Variant by Jim Steranko (!)

Detective Comics #1000 1970’s Decades Variant by Berni Wrightson

Detective Comics #1000 1980’s Decades Variant by Frank Miller (the cover with the most pre-orders at this point)

Detective Comics #1000 1990’s Decades Variant by Tim Sale

Detective Comics #1000 2000’s Decades Variant by JOCK

Detective Comics #1000 2010’s Decades Variant by Greg Capullo

Detective Comics #1000 Blank Variant

Detective Comics #1000 Midnight Release Variant


For the Midnight Release we will stay open until 12:30 am, and we’ll be raffling off a $100 Batman Haunted Knight Absolute Edition by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. Everyone there will get a ticket and you must be present at 12:30 to win. (It’s more fun that way.)

We will also be offering 50% off Batman Back Issues and 20% off Batman Graphic Novels during this half hour. (We’ll pull some Batman dollar books out too.)

If it has Batman on it or in it, you can get the discount!

You will also be able to buy all your new comics releases for the week at the Midnight Event.

We should have more than enough copies to make it until Wednesday, though we’ll likely have sold out of a few of the covers by then. We’re just really excited to put the book into everyone’s hands and to give everyone the opportunity to get the cover they want.

Plus, we bought a Batman Pop Fun Collection that will be available first at the midnight event!’

This week is also the debut of DC’s new Original Graphic Novel line for Kids, with the release of Super Sons by Ridley Pearson and Ile Gonzalez.

This, combined with DC’s new line for Young Adults, DC Ink, marks a new era for DC, as the dip into the world of Youth OGN’s like Sisters and Awkward.

Here’s a map to what’s to come from DC Zoom.

Hope to see you at Midnight this Tuesday!

We’ve got some super fun stuff this week as well as some pretty epic books on the horizon.

Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, March 20th, 2019!


I’m really excited about this one, Chip Zdarsky has proven his worth at Marvel over the past couple of years, and this looks to be a highlight of his work.

Spider-Man Life Story #1 starts an odyssey that will take Peter Parker across six decades in a six issues mini-series, aging appropriately as he goes along.

Peter’s 15 years old in 1962, and will be 72 when the story hits modern day. Great concept that Chip will nail, and he has Ultimate Spider-Man alumi Mark Bagley on board to do the artwork.

While we’re on the subject of Spider-Man, this week also sees the launch of an entirely new universe with Spider-Man City at War #1.

This book will take place in the new video game’s universe!

This week we have another first, Conan will be crossing over with the Avengers in Avengers No Road Home #6.

Specifically, Scarlet Witch will be entering the Hyborian Age, but Conan will be on the upcoming Savage Avengers team, which will make its debut in a Free Comic Book Day book!

This week we’ve also got Marvel’s new cover priced CAT VARIANTS! Marvel will have six different cat variants this month, and five of them are out this week. They include:

  • THOR #11

DAREDEVIL #3 will be out next week.

Each cover will have a nine-panel layout and will be pretty limited, so be sure to get in right at noon if you want any. Check them all out here!

On that note, Winston’s ‘GOOSE” cosplay was featured on FOX 8’s morning show.

I hate that stupid cat.


This Saturday, March 23rd will be Hellboy Day! That means everyone will get a FREE copy of the Hellboy Seeds of Destruction 25th Anniversary Edition (the book that really started it all) as well as other free stuff that will be given away with any Hellboy purchase.

We just restocked our graphic novel selection so we should be good to go. All the info on the day is here: www.darkhorse.com/Blog/2816/dark-horse-announces-hellboy-day-2019

To really appreciate what the new movie looks like, you’ve got to watch the red and trailer. Sorry. Get ready for swearing and blood.

David Harbour has some pretty big shoes to fill, but Hopper is a great character on Stranger Things, and if we can’t have Ron he’ll have to do.


Mark your calendars for next Tuesday, as we’ll be having a midnight release party for Detective Comics #1000 at 11:59pm on March 26th.

We usually stick around from midnight until 12:30 or so, and we’ll be ending with a raffle for a Batman Jeff Loeb Absolute Edition. You’ll also get the first pick at which decades cover you’d like, as well as a Midnight Release variant, all of which will be cover-price.

Look at this line up:

  • Kevin Smith and Jim Lee
  • Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev
  • Warren Ellis and Becky Cloonan
  • Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen
  • Denny O’Neil and Steve Epting (a sequel to O’Neil’s 1976 DETECTIVE COMICS story “There’s No Hope in Crime Alley”)
  • Christopher Priest and Neal Adams
  • Geoff Johns and Kelley Jones
  • Tom King, Tony Daniel, and Joëlle Jones
  • Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
  • James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez

We’ve gotten a look at this book and it’s worth the trip out to the store. We’ll also give you 50% of any Batman back issues, as well as 20% off any Batman Graphic Novels during that half hour.

If you miss the midnight release, we should have more than enough comics to make it to Wednesday. You will also be able to but all your new comics early at the midnight event.


Also coming up is the culmination of Jason Aaron’s work on Thor, with War of the Realms #1 on Wednesday, April 3rd.

This is Marvel first big crossover in a while, and we’re ready for it. In a nutshell, Midgard (Earth) is the last of the ten realms to be conquered by Malekith, and the battle finally arrives on Earth. We’ve seen lots of great imagery including Daredevil as the new Heimdall, Punisher fighting Frost Giants in New York, and the return of Jane Foster. Lots of covers to choose from, but the big draw is Jason Aaron himself writing it, all of his Thor work has been off the hook.

Here’s a great catch up article.

So make sure you have a copy held for you!

That’s it and we hope to see you this week at the shop!

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