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First up, we’re good to go on this year’s Swap Meet in conjunction with NEO-TACC, the North East Ohio Toy and Collectible Club!

Details are to come but this is a free event next to the comic book shop on Sunday, July 21st! Last year we had over 500 people in attendance! Hop on over to the NEO-TACC Facebook page and see if the group is for you! All tables will be distributed through them this time, so read their buy sell trade rules and join the group!

We’re also giving another shout out to Youngstown ComicCon; they’ll be hosting a Steranko dinner similar to what we did last year for FCBD. All the details on how to sign up for that are here! I’ve got my ticket, and I’m happy to be a part of something where I have no real responsibilities and I can just enjoy myself.

Okay, onto the Featured New Releases for Wednesday, June 12th, 2019.

DC Titles

Brian Bendis’ first big DC event book is here, and he’s bringing his regular collaborator Alex Maleev with him. 

Event Leviathan is a six issue mini series tracking the mystery of Leviathan across the DC Universe. Bendis and Maleev are responsible for one of the greatest Daredevil runs of all time, so expectations are super high on this one. It’s also part of DC’s overall Year of the Villain arc.

Speaking of Year of the Villian, Batman Who Laughs concludes this week with issue #6. 

This series by Snyder and JOCK has been a highlight of the year, and leads into what’s to come. 

Just for fun, here’s this week’s awesome cover priced Artgerm variant cover to Catwoman #12.

 Artgerm has an artbook out this week as well.

Marvel and More

Marvel’s big book this week is Silver Surfer Black by Donny Cates!

Five issue mini series springing out of Guardians of the Galaxy, but it also stands on it’s own. I’ve read it, and it’s a win. We will also have lots of variants on this one, including a cover priced ComicsPro variant by Adi Granov!

Also for fun, Rick and Morty Presents the Mr Meeseeks One Shot!

Looks like we’re getting more episodes in November, but till then…

Lastly, D.E. is reprinting all of Garth Ennis’s old ‘The Boys” comics into new graphic novels, this is in anticipation of the new Amazon Prime show. (So there’s no inventory fail like there was with Umbrella Academy.)

I’d link a trailer here, but you’re just going to have to go out there and find it yourself, it’s graphic and amazing. Imagined unchecked superheroes doing whatever they want and the people who are tasked to keep them in line. Garth Ennis all the way. 

That’s it everyone! See you soon at the shop!

We’ve got some fun selections across the board this week!

Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, June 5th, 2019!


Marvel’s leading the pack with the return of a classic creative team on the Incredible Hulk Last Call One Shot.

Writer Peter David and artist DALE KEOWN return for a $4.99 special! Dale is one of the greatest modern Hulk artists, and pulling him out of retirement is a really big deal. 

“Bruce Banner is tired of being the Hulk. Heck, he’s tired of being. But just when he’s about to lose all hope, a miracle occurs: a fight worthy of the Incredible Hulk.”

Marvel also has the new ongoing Black Cat series this week, with covers by J Scott Campbell and Artgerm, both at cover price.

There’s a few ratio variants as well for the speculator crowd.

Felicia Hardy stands to hold a place in the new Spider cinematic universe, so this is a good way to get yourself introduced to her. 

Also for fun, and a long time coming, is the Marvel Art of Skottie Young Hardcover.

$50 price tag but again everyone’s been waiting years for this one. 

DC Picks

Grant Morrison has a pretty good thing going with Green Lantern lately, and we’re excited to see his take on the Hard Traveling Heroes mythos in Green Lantern #8.

Green Arrow guest stars in this homage to Green Lantern / Green Arrow #85  with “Space Junkies.”

A lot of books are converging on this year’s  “Year of the Villains”  story, and that includes the oversized Justice League #25. 

The end of “The Sixth Dimension” but the beginning of Luthor’s “Offer” which will play a big part in next month’s books. You should also be reading the Batman Who Laughs Mini Series, as well as Action Comics and last weeks Superman Leviathan special. 

We’ll gladly give you a free copy of the FCBD Year of the Villains special, which leads into the story as well, just ask. 

We’ve been hand-selling Image’s new ‘Die” book by Kieron Gillen, and now we can push the first graphic novel.

“DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning, unearthly horror they only just survived as teenage role-players. If KIERON’s in a rush, he describes it as “Goth Jumanji”, but that’s only the tip of this critically acclaimed obsidian iceberg.” Really, the best new title Image has produced in awhile, and a perfect book to complement the DnD revival that’s going on.

This is also a big week for Walking Dead, as it looks like Rick will die in this issue from wounds sustained last month.

Last month’s #191 sold out instantly when word got out, so we ordered up on #192. (We also have second prints of 191 in.) Robert Kirkman used to say the book would end when Rick died but I guess that’s an outdated statement. 

Kids and Summer Events

For kids, we’ve got a pretty important book this week, Minecraft gets it’s first comic book ever in the form of a $9.99 original graphic novel. 

I don’t get Minecraft, but I know it’s all my kids do, along with Roblox. 

A little heads up on some of this summer’s events. 

First up we’ll be headed out to Youngstown Comic Con on July 6th and 7th to see Steranko, Jason Mewes and sell some comics. What a weird world to put them both in the same room.

If you see me walking the streets of downtown Youngstown that Saturday night buy me a beer or point me in the right direction of my hotel. Whichever seems more appropriate. Youngstown is like the wild west sometimes. 

Our next big in-store event is our annual “Not-At-Comicon” sale from July 18th to the 21st, timed to go along with NOT going to San Diego. 

Just like last year this will all build up to the last day and our Swap Meet with local Buy Sell Trade group NEO-TACC!

More like a family than a BST group actually. This event is FREE and we’ll give you more information as we get closer. 

Alright, school’s out! Summer’s here!

This week we’re deviating from the norm to give a shout out to a book we really love.

The Immortal Hulk by Al Ewing recently got a pretty big honor, it outsold Batman for the month of April!

Since this stat is not true in our shop, and we love the book so much, and we finally got new printings of the first two graphic novels, AND the third graphic novel came out this week, we thought we’ve urge everyone to hop on board and give the book a try.

The book is redefining the mainstream horror genre, and well as flesh out the Hulk sometimes convoluted history.

Here is the best pitch I can give, straight from Marvel. If these 16 things don’t sell it to you, then it’s not for you.

Each graphic novel covers five issues and retails for only $15.99 each!

We got really big stacks of all three so it will be there when you stop in.

We’re also going to give a big shout of to War of the Realms, which has been very satisfying. (That one could have gone either way, so we’re really happy it’s a fun red)

We’ve doing our best to keep all issues in stock, and #4 come out this week.


We have new ECO-Bags! Bring in ten of your worst comic books and we’ll trade you for a FREE ECO-Bag! We recycle the comics into the system, you get a bag and remove ten losers out of your collection.

We dare you to show us your most embarrassing comics! (Or you can buy a bag for $3.00. We meant to do this for Earth Day but our order got lost.)

That’s it! So you this week at the comic shop! Come see our oppressively bright new overhead lighting!

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