Here’s the featured New Releases coming out this Wednesday, January 31st, 2018.
It’s a fifth Wednesday of the month which typically means an eclectic mix of special and annuals, all off from the normal publishing schedule.
The week’s big release is Dark Nights Metal #5.
DC will try to make things as dark as possible before the final chapter in issue six, which we now have to wait till March 14th for. Let’s just enjoy this one while we’ve got it. A great series for those that haven’t joined in, with a good blend of DC mythology and a modernized feel that Snyder and Capullo have perfected.
Since we didn’t have an email last week, here’s a reminder that Doomsday Clock #3 came out.
The series has now gone bi monthly. (I see a pattern here. Hurrrm.)
Gerard Way’s Young Animal Imprint is crossing over with the regular DC Universe in this week’s JLA/Doom Patrol: Milk Wars Special.
Expect this weirder than usual story to run through Five One Shots, including the aforementioned JLA/Doom Patrol, as well as Mother Panic/ Batman, Shade the Changing Girl/ Wonder Woman, Cave Carson/ Swamp Thing, and finally Doom Patrol/ JLA.
Good books to add to your file, as I really have no idea how to order then. Time will tell, but here’s a preview of this week’s issue.
The New Age of DC Heroes continues this week with Silencer #1, written by Dan Abnett and drawn by John Romita Jr.
These books are putting the focus on artwork, and DC is trying to draw attention to some new characters.The price is good at $2.99, and a lot of customers are excited about the line up in the Terrifics.
It’s hard not to be excited about the new Black Panther movie. It looks great.
It’s also hard to be excited about Ant Man and the Wasp, because it looks a little…tacky? Cheap? meh.
Either way, we’ve got a Black Panther book for you, FREE with any purchase.
It’ll have samples of the current Ta-Nehisi Coates storyline, as well as some of the older stuff by Reginald Hudlin. Black Panther has lots of enjoyable graphic novel material, so don’t be afraid to ask for a rec. The first volume of Christopher Priest’s run is my favorite.
Another thing to keep an eye out for is anything by Donny Cates. His current run on Thanos and Doctor Strange are both impressive. (Thanos has a pet Ghost Rider and occasionally looks into his eyes for the penance stare so he can reminisce about all the pain he’s caused.)
Cates’ Image work on Redneck also earned him a ‘Best New Series’ award form Diamond. It’s all great stuff but a tad hard to find till the reprints show up. This week we will have a reprint of Thanos #13.
Lastly, we’ve taken January’s down time and we’ve started to restructure the Marvel back issue from the top down. We’ve just refilled and reorganized all the titles starting with ‘A”, and this has produced six boxes of excess we’re selling for only 50 cents each.
There’s a lot of Avengers in there, and the best part is they are in perfect order. (I knows because I did it myself.) Expect this trend to continue until we slowly finish everything.
We’ve got our yearly Winston World coming up to coincide with Wizard World on March 2-4th. Stan Lee is coming to Cleveland for the first time since I believe the International Superman Exhibition in 1988. (Please don’t screw this one up Wizard.)
We have also started planning for Free Comic Book Day this year, and we’ve come up with some pretty cool this stuff year. For now check out this year’s books at www.freecomicbookday.com
That’s it! Thanks for tuning in everyone!