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Hey, comic shop friends! First up, lots of shop news this week!

This Thursday, the 18th, from 8 pm until Midnight, we’re doing our second “Late Nite Comics”! That means we’ll fill the new comic book table with 40 long boxes of comics all at a dollar each, 50 cents each for 100 or more! The main theme in these boxes will be “Marvels”. We will also offer 50% off all back issues, except the ones on the wall!

John also bought a really comprehensive DC Silver and Bronze Collection, and he plans to rerack the back issue wall every Friday at noon with books from this collection, starting this Friday, August 19th. Keep an eye out for the Rerack video on Facebook on that day!

Also, John Shearer will be doing his first-ever rerack video on Monday, August 22nd! Featuring mostly Bronze Age Marvel and other stuff he enjoys. (Yes, that means another full rerack is coming!) Good luck Shearer!

Check our Facebook for the videos on those days and for any other updates!

In shop-adjacent news that I’m very excited about, a friend of the shop Laura (Lenora on The Big Bad B-Movie Show, and our event photographer) has a new show called Midnight Rental starting at 9 pm this Saturday, the 20th on the Found Footage Festival YouTube channel! (Hello Melindas!) She’ll be talking about lesser-known and lesser-loved movies from the back room of a video store. She’s also a guest on this week’s episode of VCR Party Live, also on the FFF YouTube channel, so check that out! @MIDNIGHTRENTALVIDEO on Instagram and

Now onto this week’s comic book picks!


Ms. Marvel & Moon Knight #1 follows last week’s team-up with Wolverine. The mechanical varmints are back and moving in on Moon Knight’s neighborhood. They’re sending him messages, so Ms. Marvel joins him to put a stop to the robots before anyone gets hurt. Another fun all-ages read. Next up: Venom!

The second issue of Edge of Spider-Verse features Ghost-Spider by Mallory Rosenthal and Ig Guara, Spider-UK by Ramzee and Ruairi Coleman, Shathra by Dan Slott and Paco Medina, and Mini-Spider by Chris Giarrusso. With the new Spider-UK and the introduction of the antagonist for this huge story!

Avengers 1,000,000 BC #1 gives us a lost tale of the Prehistoric Avengers:  All-Father Odin, The Starbrand, Agamotto the Sorcerer Supreme, The Black Panther, The Ghost Rider, The Iron Fist, and The Phoenix. See the dark events that shatter their rank! Look upon their lives shaping the future of the Marvel Universe! Witness the monumental event that reunites them one last time: the secret origin of Thor!


The first in a series of 64-page Prestige format specials about seven of Batman’s greatest villains, Batman: One Bad Day – The Riddler is a deep dive into the mind of The Dark Knight’s most intellectual foe from Tom King and Mitch Gerads. The Riddler is always playing a game, and there are always rules, but when he kills a man in broad daylight for seemingly no reason, Batman has to figure out the Riddler’s motivation in this psychological thriller. It’s a tense, harsh story that I really enjoyed.

DC also has new issues of DC Vs Vampires: All Out War, Scooby-Doo Where Are You?, and a Facsimile Edition of Sandman #1 this week.


Shirtless Bear-Fighter is back in the new miniseries Shirtless Bear-Fighter 2 #1 from Image. 32 ad-free pages of shirtlessness and fighting bears! Giant gummy bears! Tardigrades! This time series, co-creators Jody Leheup and Nil Vendrell send Shirtless on a search for his true origin, which sets him on a cosmic collision course with the bear god – Ursa Major! I didn’t read the first series, but I will definitely pick it up because this looks ridiculous!

“In the end, it wasn’t hatred, ignorance, or greed that snuffed humanity out. Just good old-fashioned monsters.”

In Heart Eyes, the new series from Vault by Dennis Hopeless and Victor Ibanez, the unlucky few who survived sanity-eating monsters now hide underground. Somehow Lupe survived on the streets, and now that Rico has brought her back to his family, the questions start. How did she get here? Why is she smiling when no one smiles where the monsters lurk?

There are also two new Image number one this week, 20th Century Men and The Last Shadowhawk.

We’re still getting more back issues on the floor, there’s a big Batman collection and a bunch of modern Disney and Batman Adventures in the All Ages boxes, so there’s plenty to check out when you stop in for Late Nite Comics!

Hey Comic Shop Friends! We’ve got a bunch of cool number ones this week and two timely tie-ins, so let’s get into it!


Prey, the new Predator movie, came out on Hulu last week. Kyle and I both watched it and thought it was great. Check out the trailer below.

Marvel timed the release of Predator #1 to follow the release of the new film, and this is the first time they’ve held the license for Predator. Ed Brisson and Kev Walker have created a violent new chapter in the Predator saga with this six-issue miniseries. As a child, Theta sees her family murdered by a Predator. Now using stolen tech, she won’t stop stalking the deadliest hunters in the universe until the one who killed her family is dead. Or she is.

Ms. Marvel & Wolverine #1 is the start of the saga of Kamala Khan’s superhero team-ups over the next couple of months. This month she teams up with Wolverine and the X-Men to help take down a mysterious insect threat in New York City. This is a fun story written by Jody Houser and art by Ze Carlos. Next up, Moon Knight and Venom!

X-Men Legends #1 kicks off a new volume of new, in-continuity stories covering X-Men history by a host of legendary creators. Roy Thomas returns to take us through the period between his run and Giant-Size X-Men #1, detailing Wolverine’s government missions before his recruitment by Professor X, featuring the Hulk and Jack O’Diamonds. The following issues feature an untold episode involving Beast and missing mutants and the secret behind Wolverine’s costume.


I’m a few episodes into The Sandman on Netflix right now and am enjoying it even though I’m not a big fan of the comics. (I do really like Death!) Check out the trailer below, and then come in for The Sandman Special Edition comic.

We’ve got 200 copies of The Sandman Special Edition to give away for free with purchase! This promo comic features an excerpt of 1988’s The Sandman #1 written by Neil Gaiman and drawn by Sam Kieth, with a reading guide to the saga.

If you’re enjoying the show and haven’t gotten into the comic yet, we stocked up on the trade paperbacks and also have the new Sandman Universe Nightmare Country issues.

From Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine, DCeased: War of the Undead Gods is the epic final chapter in the massive DCeased franchise. What began as a battle for Earth has become a war for the galaxy. The emergence of a reborn, undead Darkseid in DCeased: Dead Planet set the stage for the most devastating conflict yet for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. As the Anti-Life Equation spreads into the cosmos, the survivors of Earth prepare for the coming apocalypse and realize their only hope could lie in the most powerful surviving hero from the first DCeased series.

Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League: Green Lantern #1 is a “What If” type of story, following Dark Crisis #3. Earth’s Defenders sacrificed themselves to save the Multiverse, but the spirit of the Justice League can never truly die. Where there’s life, there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unraveling of the tapestry of the DCU’s biggest event of 2022! John Stewart defends his planet as the Emerald Knight of Justice alongside allies Red Hood and the blind prophet Kyle Rayner. In the backup story, Hawkgirl goes treasure hunting in her own unique world.


Deadliest Bouquet is a new Image miniseries written by Erica Schultz with art by Carola Borelli. Jasmine Hawthorn was a hard-edged Nazi hunter who trained her daughters, Rose, Poppy, and Violet, in the art of espionage. But in 1998, when her complicated past finally catches up with her, it’s up to the sisters to come together and solve their mom’s murder. There’s intrigue, family secrets, and sibling bickering galore.

Love Everlasting is another new ongoing Image series from Tom King and Elsa Charretier set in the world of pulp Romance Comics! Joan Peterson discovers that she is trapped in an endless cycle, a problem to be solved, a man to marry, and every time she falls in love, she disappears into another teary saga. Somewhat Groundhog Day-ish, somewhat Quantum Leap-ish, and very Tom King-y (as Ben said), this one has me intrigued.

Also, this week, shop favorite Eight Billion Genies is back with issue 4, and we’ve got reprints of issues 2 and 3 on the table. The Maniac of New York: the Bronx is Burning collection is out, and we’ve got copies of the first series trade on the wall.

John bought a few collections recently, so stop in and check out all the new back issues we’re working on. I put a long box of women-led series on the table last week, along with some more recent small press, and Raf’s working on a couple of new boxes of Conan books!

Thanks for reading, and thanks for the kind words in my first email!

Read more comics, and we’ll see you in the shop!


Hi, Carol and John’s Shoppers! It’s Andrea taking over the weekly email from Raf! We’ve got a big DC week this week, some cool new Marvel titles, and a few new small press series, but before we get into it, thanks to everyone who came out last Friday for the Butch Patrick signing. It was a cool little event, and Butch was great. Thanks to the Cleveland Haunt Club, Butch Patrick, and Lenora from The Big Bad B-Movie Show for being here!

Let’s get into these books!

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The end of the Spider-Verse is coming! Edge of Spider-Verse gives us a look into the lives of Spider-Laird, Arana, Spider-Rex, and Spider-Noir as a new threat looms over the Spider-Verse that only a team of Spider-heroes old and new can face. Featuring four short stories written by Dan Slott, Alex Segura, Karla Pacheco, and Dustin Weaver & D.J. Bryant.

From Peach Momoko is Demon Wars: The Iron Samurai #1. Peach takes her version of the Marvel Universe to the next level by transporting us to another dimension, filled with sentient samurai armor, a winged individual in a falcon mask, a mysterious panther person, and a red monster with a deadly appetite. Mariko Yashida finds herself in the middle of a war between these creatures and may be forced to choose a side.

Marvel has another Facsimile edition out, this time featuring the first appearance of Hawkeye in Tales of Suspense #57, re-presented in its original form with ads and all. When Clint Barton takes the blame for a crime he didn’t commit, the mysterious Black Widow takes him under her wing – and unleashes him against the Invincible Iron Man! Plus a powerful tale of Uatu the Watcher! This issue is a John Dudas favorite.

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Chip Zdarsky’s Batman is back this week. Batman #125 was a favorite of everyone in the shop, with a great Catwoman backup story too, and we’ve been looking forward to the next issue. In #126, is Batman prepared for what’s coming with Failsafe, a foe that can outfight and outthink the Dark Knight? Could a dark connection to his past be the answer? And Catwoman is having difficulty tracking down the offspring of one of Gotham’s most notorious criminals.

The Warrior Angel of St. Dumas returns in the first issue of Sword of Azrael, a six-issue limited series from Dan Watters (Arkham City: The Order of the World) and Nikola Cižmešija (Batman: Urban Legends). Jean-Paul Valley has hidden in a monastery in Europe, but when a woman claiming to hear the voice of god arrives, he won’t have a choice but to don the mantle of Azrael again to protect her from assassins.

Also, this week DC has Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3, Flashpoint Beyond #4, and one of my favorite series right now, Poison Ivy, has another excellent issue with #3. We have issues one and two in the store if you want to jump in.

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Survival Street, a new #1 from Dark Horse by local writer James Asmus (Rick and Morty: Corporate Assets, Transformers/My Little Pony crossover), is a dystopian action satire with an A-Team-like group of ex-public broadcasting puppets and a former children’s show host helping kids after the country is taken over by corporations and billionaires. If you like puppet violence and social commentary, then this one is for you.

“No, I will not have a nice day.” – Dorothy, The Golden Girls.

From Image, Golden Rage is a five-issue miniseries by a trio of women, writer Chrissy Williams, artist Lauren Knight, and colorist Sofie Dodgson. Older women deemed useless to society are abandoned on an island with no escape, where they form bloodthirsty grandma gangs to survive. The story starts with a new arrival’s first encounter and drops readers right into the action. It’s Golden Girls crossed with Terminal Island and my pick for the week.

Another Image number one this week is The Dead Lucky from debut writer Melissa Flores and the art team of Radiant Black, French Carlomagno, and Mattia Iacono. Tech consortium Morrow is building the “city of the future” with “peacekeeper” robots looming on every corner of San Francisco. Bibiana Lopez-Yang returned from Afghanistan with PTSD and the ability to control electrical currents. If she can hold it together, she might be the hero San Francisco needs. But against an enemy this big, it isn’t enough to be good. She’ll have to be lucky.

No big news at the shop this week, but we’re still loaded up on horror books from the event so that you can get a jump on your Halloween reading.

Thanks for reading; see you in the shop, and have a great week!


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