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Well, we didn’t get a Payroll Protection Loan from the CARES act, what a mess that turned out to be, so it’s time to take care of ourselves again, with a lot of help from you!

FACEBOOK LIVE SALE #4

Our 4th Facebook Live Sale will take us back to the Marvel Comics I love so much.

We’ll have 150 Late Silver / Early Bronze age books at 50% off guide sold live at 6 pm EST this Sunday! Just tune into our Facebook Page!

As always we’ll be posting a gallery of the books ahead of time so you can see the condition. Last week was a technological failure while being a overall success. Due to the storm (?) we had major connection issues that I’m sure were awful for everyone. (It was incredibly stressful for me.) Thanks for hanging in there with us though! We sold 100% of the books, 90% live and the rest in the gallery overnight! The new system worked well, Ben reviewed the video to make sure all the time stamps were correct, then posted a list of the winners that night!

Thanks to everyone for helping to keep Ben and Jim employed. As stated before, until we are open to the public I will not take any money out of the store. It all goes to the basics, rent, utilities, their salary and medical. 

SHOP UPDATES

Hopefully we’ll be able to open in some capacity on May 1st! Who knows? Rest assured we will take every precaution upon reopening. Yes, a plexiglass screen is going up, we’ll have to limit the amount of people in the shop, lots of hand sanitizer lying around, face masks for staff. Whatever it takes, we’ll do it. I even have what may be the first Steranko / Kirby Captain America face mask out there. 

Looks like Diamond is shooting for Mid to late May for new comic releases, which I’m fine with. 

We get to sell back issues and graphic novels until then. (we’ve also sold a record amount of bags and boards, people gotta keep busy.)

Yes, DC has a plan for early distribution, but it’s super slim shady, and we likely won’t participate. Check out the dummy companies used to hide Midtown (who I do like personally) and DCBS (who I do not care for personally.)

It would only be one week’s worth of books spread out over three weeks anyway. We will absolutely get you all your books though, not to worry!

Lastly, please try to contact the shop to clear out any books remaining in your file, we need the money dude!

We also understand if you no longer have the finances for your comics, please just let us know!

Okay everyone, thanks for all the support. Here’s one to grow on:

art by @josephryanhill

We could just go on and sing the praises of some of the best stories on the market right now. (Yes, Absolute Carnage Immortal Hulk is out this week by Al Ewing. Yes, Batman and Catwoman head back to Gotham to retake the city in Batman #80. And yes, House of X #6 is this week as well.)

But instead, let’s enjoy then season and talk about some Halloween related titles coming out this week!

I’m sensing a theme here…

Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019! 

DCeased #5 (of 6) continues Tom Taylor’s DCU zombie story. This book has had some great horror homage covers and has been a fun read all around. Taylor did some great work universe building early on with the Injustice books. 

Marvel’s following suit with a weekly five-issue mini-series called “Contagion”, which obviously has some zombie elements to it. 

Those Mole People always looked like they had something. 

It’s not necessarily horror per se, but Ghost Rider’s new ongoing features the reunion of Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch. 

With Johnny being the new lord of hell, there’s lots of potential here. (Didn’t read Doctor Strange Damnation by Donny Cates? Go read it! It’s great!)

Todd Phillips’ new Joker movie is out this week, and you can expect to see a lot of great products this month to go with it. (A one-shot by John Carpenter, a mini-series by Lemire and Sorrentino are some highlights.)

This week you just get a $1.00 reprint of the 1975 Joker #1, but we’ll take it!

Walking Dead is over, but artist Charlie Adlard has a new book from Ablaze Comics, Vampire State Building. 

“Terry Fisher is a young soldier on the verge of being sent away for active military duty and is going to meet his friends at the top of the Empire State Building for a farewell party. But suddenly a legion of vampires attacks the skyscraper and massacres its occupants. Hounded in the 102 floors that have become a deadly trap, Terry must take decisive action to save himself and his friends – and the city of New York – before the army of abominations, and the terrible vampire god within, walled in the building since its construction, spill into the city!”

BOOM! Studios had a big hit with Once and Future, followed by Something Is Killing the Children. Both sold out and went to multiple printings. This week we finally have a big pile of Something Is Killing the Children hitting the table. (4th printing!)

This book is a great pick for Halloween and definitely lives up to the hype and its title. 

Star Wars Adventures brings it’s weekly Halloween anthology back with Return to Vader’s Castle.

Each issue is stand alone and has art by horror masters like Kelly Jones and Francesco Francavilla!

Coming events

All this should be prepping you for Halloween Comic Fest on Saturday, October 26th, featuring free comics, candy and photography services for all in costume!

We will also be hosting our first-ever book club on Thursday, October 10th at 8:15 pm to cover the events of House and Powers of X!

I’ll be hosting the event with Valentino Luca Zullo in the shop and we’ll be reviewing each issue as well as posing some questions to the group. This will be a SPOILER FILLED ZONE!

(So pick up and read your copy of Powers of X #6 the day beforehand!)

Here’s the event page! That’s it for this week! Keep those Krakoan plants growing, there’s a $100 gift certificate on the line!

This is a huge week, but by far the biggest stand out is the epic Marvel Comics #1000!

One huge $9.99 perfect bound book with an incredible list of creators!

I had a chance to read this book last month and I’m a big fan. Every page is a quick vignette representing a different year in Marvel’s history, starting with the first panel of Marvel Comics #1. The core backstory was written by Al Ewing of Immortal Hulk.

It’s not going to be for everyone but I really enjoyed the format and the history involved. 

Here’s Marvel’s promo video, as this book made a big splash at D23 last week. 

We have a lot of covers coming in so come in early on Wednesday to pick yours out! Here’s a gallery of covers as they’re all really fun to look at!

Absolute Carnage continues with it’s second issue by Donny Cates. Such a great modern tribute to the 90’s.

We have enough books to fill pre orders as well as some copies hitting the table!

We also finally have pre-orders filled for House of X #3! Here’s the super cool Flower Variant.

Get those plants growing for our contest! We still have a handful of seed packets left! $100 gift card! You still have six weeks! Get on it!

Over at DC, The Batman Who Laughs series spills over into the new Batman Superman #1!

It will take both heroes to tackle what’s to come from the Year of the Villains!

DC also has two new original graphic novels, Harley Quinn Breaking Glass from DC INK and Superman of Smallville from DC ZOOM.

Steve Pugh put a ton of labor into the artwork on this one. Here’s a great trailer:

Superman of Smallville is a GREAT book for beginning readers! I run all this stuff past my daughter and this was a big hit. 

There’s also LOTS of other stuff coming in, so look forward to a great (HUGE) week!

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