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Hello Comic Shop Friends! One more week until Valentine’s Day, so come in and pick up a gift for your loved ones or for yourself! (Don’t tell my husband, but I got him a new Junji Ito book.)

We’ve also been adding new back issues, and John did a wall rerack this past Sunday, so there’s new stuff to check out.

(Ben’s face is the reaction to John Shearer mentioning Red Room while I was trying to get a pic.)

We’ll also be doing Late Nite Comics on Thursday the 16th from 8 pm to midnight! DC fans can look forward to 40 new long boxes that have never been through from the 60s to the present! It’s always a good time, so stop by and see what you can find in the $1 boxes!


Bishop has started a War College on Krakoa to train teams of mutants to defend the island and keep mutant kind safe, but a training exercise with Armor, Surge, Aura Charles, Cam Long, and Amass goes awry when Andrea and Andreas Von Strucker show up. Will Bishop and Tempo be able to protect the War College students and Krakoa? From television writer J. Holtham and artist Sean Damien Hill.

Normie Osborn, Norman Osborn’s grandson, has been given a piece of symbiote by Dylan Brock, son of Eddie Brock. Now Normie and Rascal are the Red Goblin, and they’re out to clean up Pop-pop’s mess and change the Osborn name for the better. But if Norman disbanded the Goblin Nation, who is in charge now? And can Normie and Rascal fully bond and make a difference? Art by Jan Bazaldua, and written by Alex Paknadel.

The Sins of Sinister tie-in Storm and the Brotherhood of Mutants from Al Ewing and Paco Medina start ten years in the future. Mars has been destroyed. Storm wants revenge. Hiding in the rubble of Arakko, she and a handful of survivors are prepared to fight a war against Sinister. And perhaps reset the timeline and save their planet.


It’s the start of Season Two of Static from Vita Ayala and Nikolas Draper-Ivey. After stopping the government’s prison operations in season one, Virgil and his friends deal with citizen vigilantes and the mysterious Ebon (Comic book debut!), who lurks in the shadows of Dakota City.

DC also has a Collector’s Edition polybagged facsimile of Static #1 from Dwayne McDuffie, Robert L. Washington III, John Paul Leon, and Steve Mitchell. This set has a trading card, an exclusive cover poster, and four panels of a giant 16-panel mural!


This series premiere from writer Rodney Barnes and artist Alex Lins is Independence Day-esque but with kids! Travon has grown up as an orphan in Compton, avoiding bullies and forming a surrogate family. But today is the day aliens make their first contact with Earth, and everything is about to change for Travon. Will he be able to protect his friends and survive?

Tales From Hawkins is a four-issue anthology of spooky events tied to the more significant events of Stranger Things from writer Jody Houser and artist Caio Filipe. Two friends head into the woods with a couple of six packs for a day of “hunting,” but things quickly turn upside down, and they become the prey.

New four-issue slasher miniseries set at Halloween time? Yes, thank you! Created by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel, this take on the slasher genre is both familiar and new. The teenagers of Harrow, New York, think the Harrower is just a local legend. But there are those in the town that know the Sinner’s Mark is not just graffiti and that the Harrower always returns to enact vengeance on the unrighteous.

Happy February Comic Shop Friends! Or should I say Happy Hallow-tines Day? Because we are rich with new horror-themed books this week!

But first, we are still working through new collections, so check the wall and new back issue boxes on the counter. John’s last wall re-rack sold fast! Ben restocked that wall three times that day!

Also, John did a huge Manga restock. You may have seen the pictures on Facebook of stacks and stacks of new stuff, but here’s a closer look at some of it:

Cat shelf!

This wall is well-stocked now!

Huge Junji Ito restock! This is the only manga I’ve read because it’s weird horror stuff.

And more!


This one is giving me classic Buffy vibes, but with Blade! The Daywalker has a daughter, Brielle Brooks, and she’s just starting to develop her part-vampire powers while also dealing with teachers, friends, and the new kid who just transferred from New Orleans. Written by Danny Lore with art by Karen S. Darboe.

Writer John Jennings and artist Valentine De Landro’s Silver Surfer: Ghost Light introduces a new Marvel superhero saga. After moving into their uncle Al’s old house in the small town of Sweetwater, Toni Brooks and her brother, Josh, uncover the mystery of the Shining Man; and maybe the answer to Al’s disappearance.


It’s a small DC week, so there are just a couple of one-shots to feature.

Highlighting the power of Black excellence in the DC Universe, DC Power: A Celebration features Amazing-Man, Black Lightning, Thunder and Lightning, Queen Nubia and Bumblebee, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Kid Flash, Cyborg, Vixen and Batwing, Batman, and a preview of Far Sector! There are nine stories written by Evan Narcisse, Lamont Magee, Stephanie Williams, Brandon Thomas, Dorado Quick and Jordan Clark, Morgan Hampton, Chuck Brown, John Ridley, and N.K. Jemisin; with art by Darryl Banks, Chriscross, Alitha Martinez, Natacha Bustos, Clayton Henry, Valentine De Landro, Petterson Oliveira, Olivier Coipel, Jamal Campbell.

Written by Andy Diggle with art by Karl Mostert, Batman: Legends of Gotham puts Red Hood in a team-up with Black Lightning and Katana to stop the auction of Batman’s data cache of secrets. Jason Todd can’t let it end up in Bane’s hands, nor anyone else’s.


This five-issue mini-series from Edward Laroche kicks off with an ad-free double-length first issue for $3.99! The year 2098. A girl has been abducted, and a killer has been hired to find her and bring her home in the wasteland of a fractured, decentralized, and depleted Third World America.

Another Image #1! Writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Maxim Simic confront the question of nature versus nurture and who pays for the sins of the past in this crime thriller. It’s up to two NYPD detectives to figure out why “angels” are falling from the sky, and who is behind the strange murders.

Okay, they got me with Baphomutt. Welcome to the gated community of Wilmhurst, where all your needs are catered to. If you’re a slasher killer. When Puzzle Man breaks the rules and brings victims inside the gates, things take a turn when one escapes. Now a special agent who has a past with ties to multiple killers is on the case. From Kyle Starks and Piotr Kowalski, this one is totally for the horror movie fans like me. 

Before rock and roll legend Jack King died, he recorded one last song. One song just for him, not the label, not the producers. Now his wife Cindy is tasked with protecting his legacy while grieving, unaware that dark forces are surrounding her. And they want the master tapes to Jack’s unreleased final album, which may be a doorway to Hell. Written by Dan Panosian with art by Dalibor Talajic.

Hi Comic Shop Friends! Happy start of tax season! May the tax fairy bring you a refund, and you get to spend it in the shop!

John Dudas has been working through a few new collections (and is picking up another one in Erie, PA), so there are many new Modern keys on the wall. You all cleaned out half of it at the last Late Nite Comics! He’s been restocking and adding new books as he goes.

John Shearer and Kevin have been trucking through sorting and checking the collections too, and Kyle and I have been pricing and putting out tons of new back issues! The newest stuff is labeled on the boxes on the statue case, so come in and check them out.


Sinister has been battling the X-Men for over a decade, but now it seems that his secret schemes are paying off, and all his darkest dreams are coming true. Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Lucas Werneck start off the Sins of Sinister X-event that continues in Storm and the Brotherhood of Mutants, Nightcrawlers, and Immoral X-Men.


From G. Willow Wilson and Jamie McKelvie comes the next One Bad Day. This time Catwoman is planning a heist to reclaim an item from her past, one that is now being auctioned off for way more than it was worth when in her mother’s possession. Batman tries to stop her from impeding his investigation, but she’ll do anything to steal it back, even tangle with the mysterious Forger.

Another Lazarus Planet one-shot! We Once Were Gods has four vignettes featuring Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, and the Shazam Family as the Lazarus rain continues to affect all beings on Earth, human and extraordinary. Written by Francis Manapul, Dan Watters, Philip Kennedy Johnson, and Josie Campbell, with art by Francis Manapul, Max Dunbar, Jack Herbert, and Caitlin Yarsky, these stories continue the Lazarus Planet epic, and continue on in upcoming issues of Dawn of DC, and Lazarus Planet: Revenge of the Gods.


The follow-up to TMNT: The Last Ronin, Lost Years follows Michelangelo during the years when he only had Master Splinter’s journal and the need for vengeance. Original miniseries writers Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz team up with artist Ben Bishop to reveal the lost adventures of the Last Ronin. And it’s both a prequel and a sequel! In the present, Casey Marie Jones has become a new master to some adorable baby turtles to train the next generation of Ninja Turtles!

Inferno Girl Red is a new three-part mini set in the Massive-Verse from Erica D’urso and Mat Groom. Cássia Costa is moving to a new place, Apex City, with her mom and starting at a new school, but the big changes don’t end there. They’re just getting settled when an ancient cult rips the city out of the universe and casts it into darkness. Now the stories she heard about Inferno Girl Red are becoming her new reality, and Cássia has to embrace a secret legacy and find the courage to become a light of hope in the dark.

Look, it’s a new Darkwing Duck comic, what else do I need to say? Written by Amanda Deibert with art by Carlo Lauro. He is the terror that flaps in the night.

I haven’t bought an Archie comic since I was a kid, but they got me with the Mad Max: Fury Road (Best action film ever!) description and the most hardcore Josie and the Pussycats! Written by Aubrey Sitterson with art by Jed Dougherty. Pick it up, it’s fun.

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