It’s a short and simple week at the comic shop!
Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, August 21st, 2019!
Frank Miller and John
Romita Jr have been crafting a new origin for Superman in DC’s adult
“Black Label” line. Issue #2 (of 3) comes out this week.
This chapter follows
Clark though a coming of age story set in Atlantis, which likely means Lori
A lot of readers
tapped out of Tom King’s Batman run after the wedding scam fiasco, but it seems
like everyone’s back for his final arc, “City of Bane”.
Batman #85 will be his
final issue on the book, closing it out 15 issues earlier than planned.
Spider-Gwen will be
joining the proper Marvel Universe with Ghost Spider #1.
We still only have enough copies of Powers of X #3 to cover preorders. We will be ordering heavily on reprints though, so don’t give up hope just yet. This book is well worth the wait and fun to read as a periodical. We’ll have our orders under control for issue #4. (This is what happens with a weekly series.)
Another book that’s
caught everyone off guard is Absolute Carnage. We do have first prints of issue
#1 back in stock at cover price, so hop on board at ground level. This week’s
Deadpool vs Carnage is also sold out before it hit the table, but if you’ve got
a preorder in, we’ve got you covered.
(If it seems like
we’ve laying on the preorder thing heavily, it’s because we want everyone to
get the books they want. Just ask at the counter to set up a file. You save 10%
off all your new comic purchases!)
The third and final
volume of Ed Piskor’s Grand Design is out, and it’s must reading for any X-Men
Piskor wrote Hip Hop
Family Tree and used those skills to craft an ongoing narrative of X-History!
Lastly, we can’t say
enough about Image’s Criminal.
Ed Brubaker and Sean
Phillips are the perfect crime noir team. In addition to graphic novels like
“My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies” and “Bad Weekend”, you
can tune into the monthly comic for a regular dose of their work.
This week the first 96
people to buy Powers of X #1 will get a free packet of seeds!
If you’ve read House
of X you’ll get the reference. Grow yourself some Krakoa! Please grow these
things and post pictures on our Facebook Page if you’re successful! Mrs. Dudas
will be trying her best.
“SMALL” PRESS TITLES
For everyone who missed the final issue of Walking Dead, #193, second prints are in this weekend. It’s a great endcap to the series, and well worth the trip in for the read. The best $3.99 you’ll spend in the shop this month. Oversized issue for a great price.
Rick’s dead and this
story is set years after that.
Star Wars Galaxy’s
Edge is set to open on August 29th down in Disney World. There’s a great comic
to go with it, and issue #4 comes out this week.
Find out even more
about the Black Spire Outpost in the first three issues, reprints of which are
out as well.
With apologies from the humble webmaster of this site and store, this message is coming out later than intended. Following is the most excellent newsletter put together by your buddy and mine, Ben! Read on, enjoy, and see you all in store (and again, sorry!)…. Take it Away Ben!
Featured New Releases for 6-19-2019
The Big Boss is away on vacation for
the week. Knocking his last state off his lifetime list of visiting the good
ol’ U S of A. Make sure to greet him with “Aloha” when he hits the
mainland again next week.
Until then you’ve got this email guest
appearance from your favorite, candidly photo-ed, Friendly Neighborhood Comic
Shop Employee, Ben. In the house! Let’s get to the exciting stuff shall we?
NEOTACC – CnJ Comics Swap Meet #2
Sunday July 21st 12 pm – 4 pm
Just like last year, connected to our Winston
World / Not at ComiCon / Summer Sale, we will be teaming up with the larger
than life dudes from NEOTACC (NorthEast Ohio Toys and Collectibles Club…you
know who they are) to put on another wildly successful swap meet.
I love that picture mashup. Anyway.
Tables are still available for reserve if you want to sell some stuff (probably
only for the next 5 minutes. They all went SUPER fast last year). But this
event is completely open to the public. Its like the yard sale of your dreams
if you are hunting for nerdy pop culture treasures. Its a great end cap to our
weekend long sale and a great alternative for geek culture if you can’t make it
to San Diego for ComiCon that weekend. Speaking of which…
Winston World / Not-at-ComiCon Summer Sale
Thursday July 18th – Sunday July 21st
On that weekend that some special folks
travel to the West Coast for the big event we make sure there is plenty going
on in jolly ol’ Cleveland. We will have upcoming announcements about the
specific sales that weekend but keep your calendar open. Everything in the
store will be discounted. It’s a great opportunity to corner your favorite
comic shop expert and insist they tell you what you should be reading that you
haven’t gotten to yet. We read a bunch of stuff, so trust us, we know what we
are talking about.
Ok. Onto the main event.
Here are the featured new titles for
Wednesday June 19th 2019
Frank Miller is at it again! He is
going to redefine the origin of the Man of Steel himself!
Any comic fan knows that it has been
difficult to consistently go to bat for Mr. Miller, but if Superman: Year
One fulfills even half of the promises made by Batman: Year One we are in
for a serious treat. John Romita Jr’s art for our native son, Superman, has
always been electric (See Superman Men of Tomorrow).
I read a blurb about a part in issue #1 of Year One where they show baby Kal’s journey from Krypton in his rocket from the first person. I’m a little more than jazzed to see what happens from there.(
We will have 2 covers available for
issue #1. The main cover by Romita and the B cover by Miller himself.
DC’s Year of the Villain is off to a
great start since its FCBD debut.
Justice League #26 will continue the
prologue of this status quo with more info about Lex Luthor’s “offer.” All of
this is coming together in a way that promises to be EXPLOSIVE. The citizens of
the world are having a hard time finding reasons to trust their heroes, maybe
it’s time to put their faith in the hands of a darker cabal?
On to the portion of the show for all
of us Marvel Zombies.
Donny Cates has been killing it lately.
This is not up for debate. Silver Surfer: Black #1 last week was
spectacular (2nd prints available this week in case you missed it) and coming
up with Guardians of the Galaxy #6 he is concluding his first story arc,
in which every galactic hero was thrown into a black hole like matchsticks in
the wind, Gamora was “killed” by the Anti-Guardians, Thanos was
reborn!…maybe! What’s left to happen? I’m in the void at the moment but i
can’t wait to find out.
Speaking of great writing. All of Chip
Zdarsky’s Marvel work will have a lasting effect for years. Just great
storytelling. Take a look at ANY of his issues of Peter Parker the Spectacular
Spider-Man or Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. He just started a new story arc
in Daredevil and it promises more of the same greatness. Check out Daredevil
#7 this week to get caught up…That pesky Kingpin.
Okay. And would it really be a Ben
kind-of post if I didn’t mention Deadpool in some capacity?
No. Of course not. Luckily Deadpool
#14 is coming out this week so they made it easy for me.
Even during a full blown War of the
Realms (see any issue of Jason Aaron’s Thor run…seriously do it! So much
Giant-Demon-Fire-Golbin-Minotaur fighting. It’s incredible) the rest of the
worlds heroes try and distance themselves from the Merc with a Mouth as much as
possible. So last issue Deadpool was air dropped into Australia to deal with
Ullic and his troll army.
So far he is doing… an okay job. This
issue promises to go full Mad Max! Look at that cover! I can’t wait to see him
tear it up on thousands of trolls. Especially alongside a new Australian hero
named Nancy the Nuke. What could go wrong…or right?
SMALL PRESS TITLES
Everyone should be excited by IDW’s
acquisition of the historical comic staple Usagi Yojimbo!
A ronin rabbit adventuring through Edo
Japan? Yes please. The material for this character has always been fantastic.
Always overseen by comic legend Stan Sakai, he wrote, drew, and lettered the
beginning of this series. That’s quite a feat! Check out issue #1 on Wednesday.
There are plenty of amazing stories
being woven outside of the big two companies’ grasp. Here are two that I have
really been enjoying.
Garth Ennis is telling some kind of
story here. Walk Through Hell is part FBI investigation and part
Susperia level mind wrinkle. I have been avidly reading it since issue #1 and
the direction it is heading in still boggles my mind. It’s a great head trip.
The first story arc is collected in a paperback. Be warned. You will have no
idea what’s happening until it happens in the best way possible. Don’t go into
any unknown portside warehouses anytime soon.
Boom Studios seems to have written Matt
Kindt a creative blank check. He’s building a really fun universe. In Black
Badge the clandestine workings of governments are executed by the Boy Scout
troops of the world. “Prison riot down the road? Huh? We were just camping.”
“Dam explosion that destabilized a small government? Nope we were just roasting
weenies.” It’s an amazing concept and, again, the first story arc is collected
for your reading pleasure.
See. I told you we were good at all of
those off-the-wall recommendations.
That’s it for this week’s update True
Believers! Thank you for bearing with my wordy-wordy-ness! If we don’t see you
in the shop this week then we’ll see you in July for the Summer Sale and Swap