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I’m back from vacation! Kauai is amazing! I never got to do this week’s Facebook posts but here’s a quick round up of this week’s highlights!

Marvel Titles

It’s a great week if you’re a fan of Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham! Marvel dropped the ball when Into the Spider-Verse came out by not having anything really in print. This week we have three new items, a new one shot special, a $1.00 reprint of his classic first issue, and a huge graphic novel of classic material.

Everything about the Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham one shot is hilarious, from the main story to the back up. It feels classic and modern at the same time. Plus, he has drinks with Howard the Duck! Stand alone story too! No baggage!

Spider-Ham first appeared in 1983, and he can read his first appearance for only $1.00! Captain Americat too!

There’s also the first volume of the Complete Peter Porker, in case you want to branch off past that first issue.

For you classic Wolverine fans, we’ve got a one-shot for you, Wolverine Exit Wounds!

Three brand new stories by Chris Claremont, Larry Hama, and one written and drawn by SAM KEITH! These are the people who made Wolverine into WOLVERINE!

This week also wraps of The War of the Realms, and it was a fun summer read. We’ve got all the issues in stock in case you’ve been waiting. Thor has his final showdown with a Venom bonded Malekith!

DC Titles

This week is also the final issue of Batman Damned, DC’s first Black Label mini-series.

100% less wiener in this one but it’s a beautiful book. We’ve also still got copies of Frank Miller’s Superman Year One in stock from last week. I’ve finally read it and he did a great job. (Way to go Frank Miller! You kept your crazy under control.)

If you’re looking to keep up on the Year of the Villain stuff at DC, hop on to Action with issue #1012. Written by Bendis and branching right out of Leviathan.

DC Ink has a new tween title with the Teen Titans Raven Original Graphic Novel.

Written by New York Times best selling writer Kami Garcia!

“Small” Press

Another only in comics moment as the Ghostbusters team up with the Transformers, crossing the streams after 35 years!

The countdown to what looks to be a pretty big deal begins in Spawn #298, which even boasts a McFarlane homage cover to another famous #298. (and to himself for that matter)

The story starts here but we’ve got reprints to the previous #297 since it sold out right away after the announcements about #300’s content.

Not-At-Comicon and NEOTACC

Another Shout out to our ‘NOT-AT- COMCON’ sale going on from Thursday July 18th till Sunday July 21st. This is one of two times we get to bring out all the comics from our storage unit for only $1.00 each, and we’ve been working frantically to get them in order!

It will culminate on Sunday July 21st with our second annual swap meet with the North East Ohio Toy and Collectible Club! (NEO-TACC!)

Last year was super fun and this year will be even bigger. We’re branching off into the parking lot too, and will have a few local art vendors as well!

Alright! We’re back in business after FCBD and we’ve got a huge week full of amazing stuff. (This is likely my favorite week of 2019!)

Here’s the Featured New Release coming out this Wednesday, May 29th, 2019!

DC Books

Batman Last Knight on Earth will be the culmination of all of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s work on Batman!

It’s a new three issue DC Black Label mini series, just like Batman Damned. (you know, the one with the…) Batman works his way through a devastated DCU landscape with Joker’s head in tow. They say this is their final Batman story together.

$5.99 prestige format.

Another much anticipated book is the Superman Leviathan Rising Special!

It’s up to Superman’s friends to save him from Leviathan! This will be Matt Fraction’s DC debut with Jimmy Olsen, as well as Greg Rucka’s take on Lois Lane, all wrapped in a story by Brian Bendis. Fraction’s beloved in the industry and Rucka is know for incredibly powerful female characters. Some books are worth the $9.99 price tag. Oversized and prestige format.

Two of DC’s other top sellers come out this week as well, Doomsday Clock #10 and Heroes in Crisis #9.

This book is everything it was built up to be. Alan Moore be damned, Johns is doing a great job combining the Watchman and DCU.

This is the final issue of Heroes in Crisis, Tom King’s dissection of superheroes and PTSD. Really bleak and really good.

Marvel Books

We made a big deal about Immortal Hulk in our last email, ordered a bunch of graphic novels, then Diamond lost the shipment. Well, we have them now, as well as a new issue.

This week Marvel continues their original Star Wars run from the 1980’s continuing the original numbering at #108!

Jaxxon’s supposed to be in it for Pete’s sake.

Ed Piskor’s fantastic X-Men history continues in the final two-part X-Men Grand Design X-Tinction #1.

Piskor is an indie madman who became famous for his Hip Hop Family Tree Comics. When ask which fans were more judgemental about his books, comics fans or Hip Hop fans, Piskor said both come with very different consequences if he gets something wrong.

Image, Dark Horse, and Boom!

We also got copies of Walking Dead #191 2nd print this week.

It’s not really a spoiler, because it’s been well publicized, but Rick was critically injured in this issue, and he is slated to die in issue #192 next month. Catch up on this issue while you can.

Dark Horse has a new four-issue Stranger Things mini-series, this time spotlighting Six and her history before the first season.

BOOM Studios had a huge hit with it’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer modernization, and their take on Angel will likely be just as popular.

Angel #1 is out this week.

That’s it’s! More than enough stuff to warrant a trip to the shop!

Summer is HERE!

Here’s the featured New Releases coming out this Wednesday, January 31st, 2018.

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!

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