It’s the first truly “full” new comic book week since the pandemic first shut us down in March! Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, June 24th, 2020!

DC Titles

Green Lantern gets his own 80th Anniversary Special this week. All of these books have been super fun and we keep selling out and getting them back in.

100 pages and $9.99 with stories by Geoff Johns, the late great Dennis O’Neil and lots, lots more.

Batman continues to be a great read as we head into the Joker War.

It’s like this cover is almost pandering to the tragedy in Columbine. Yikes.

We’ve been doing great with DC Black Label titles, and we’ve got two really good ones this week.

Batman the Killer Smile is a one shot follow up to Joker the Killer Smile by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, told from Bruce Wayne’s vantage point.

Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #2 (of 4) is written and drawn by Amanda Conner, so that should be all you need to know.

Both books are for mature readers only!

Marvel Titles

 This is Marvel’s first week with both comics and graphic novels, and the first salvo of Empyre is thrown in Empyre Avengers #0.

The Immortal Hulk’s Al Ewing will be running this show, with both the Kree and Skrulls teaming up to fight the heroes of Earth.

I’m super stoked for the Captain America Marvels Snapshot one shot.

It’s got a story by Mark Russell (Second Coming and Wonder Twins, great up and coming writer) art by Steve Rude, and set during Jack Kirby’s 1970’s Madbomb story!

Ben’s been waiting patiently for the new issue of Donny Cates’ Thor, which he says is one of his favorite ongoing titles right now.

We might not get a Black Widow movie till November, but we’ve finally gotten our action figures in.

Indie Title

The Power Rangers hit a landmark 50th issue, with the return of a major character.

Free Comic Book… Summer?

Finally, announcements have been made about Free Comic Book Day 2020, which is now Free Comic Book Summer 2020!

With the pandemic still in full swing, the decision has been made nationally to drag FCBD (er, FCBS) into a nine week event with five or six books coming out each week. The good news, for us at least, is that we can reduce the size of our orders to a managable level, to reduce the financial burden of hosting event.

We have decided that the best course of action is this:

We will print out a check off sheet of all the FCBS books and file customers in good standing (meaning there is nothing sitting in your file.) will be able to pick ten books that will be delivered directly to your file.

Every Saturday, starting July 18th, we will put the rest of the books out and you will be able to pick up one of each until they are gone. This transfers the traffic off of Wednesday and makes it more manageable on a Saturday morning, while also taking care of the Wednesday regulars. All Social distancing policies will be strictly enforced, and if you feel it’s too busy to stick around and shop, no worries. Enjoy the books.

We will not be having a Go Fund Me to pay for the comics, we’ll take care of it. So what can you do to help? Buy a FCBD print for $5, which will help us to offset the cost of the books! (Plus, they’re super cool.) Buy more than one! Buy one for a friend! Another thought is to make an effort to come back and shop at a later date, or the next time you’re regularly in the shop, buy something beyond your usual shopping parameters. It all adds up and we’re grateful for the support. I’ll also look at hosting another Facebook Live Sale, with proceeds going to support FCBD. (dang it, FCBS!) That sounds like fun.

It sucks that we can’t have the big year even that we usually do but it would just be too socially irresponsible at this point. Next year, we’ll hopefully be back in full swing.

We are still hopeful about having Chris Claremont in the shop for our 30th Anniversary in November!

Thanks Everyone! Stay Safe!

It’s a another new comic week with a full week of DC and graphic novels only from Marvel.

Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, June 17th, 2020.

DC Titles

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo return to the Dark Multiverse with the new Dark Nights Death Metal six issue mini series.

A sequal to Dark Nights: Metal and a follow up to their succesful Batman Last Knight on Earth.

A shop favorite has been the Wonder Woman Black Label series Dead Earth.

In this adults only series Dianna goes looking for help at the Fortress of Solitude. Great dystopian material and a really great new take on Wonder Woman.

Looking for a fun all ages book? Try Primer, from DC’s original graphic novel line.

Imagine a superhero graphitti artist who gets her powers from cans of paint. Really fun book.

Marvel Titles

In their efforts to catch up, Marvel only has graphic novels again this week. Here’s a quick and easy checklist on what’s available.

 Extra shout out to this amazing $100 Silver Surfer Omnibus containing all the early Stan Lee / John Bucsema material.

We also have a great new indie book from BOOM Studios, Wynd by James Tynion IV (Something is Killing the Children)

“Magical heritage is punishable by death in Pipetown, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity – and pointy ears – a secret from everyone, even if it means he’ll never have the normal life he wants. But when his secret is threatened, Wynd will be forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.” It’s all ready gotten alot of positive buzz.

That’s it. We’ll have to fund some more fun stuff to put on the new comic table!

Well, some of the back log has started to work it’s way to the shop, and we’ve got a really great week of new comics!

DC Comics

The big book of the week is the Joker 80th Anniversary issue! 100 pages for $9.99! Decades variants just like the previous specials.

Full of Joker art work and short stories. We went long on this one so you should be good to come in anytime this week.

(on that note, if you didn’t pick up the Catwoman 80th last week you should have. It was super fun and well worth the money. We sold out but we’re getting more back in.)

Also, finally, our copies of Batman #92 are in! If you’ve been looking to follow up on Punchline, the Joker’s new apprentice,/ girlfriend(?) then this is the book for you.

For even more Batman, there’s a Secret Files this week, as well as the new Batman Adventures Continues mini series. (written by Paul Dini, who was basically in charge of the original animated series!)

Marvel Comics

Marvel is shipping comic books again this week, and we’ve got new issues of Miles Morales Spider Man and Deadpool.

There are also new issue of Black Cat, Daredevil, Excaliber and New Mutants!

Small Press Comics

Image has a great new #1 this week with Adventureman #1 by Matt Fraction (!) and the Dodson’s!

Triple sized issue for only $3.99 and Fraction is know for his work on Hawkeye and Iron Fist. A female character inspired by an old Pulp hero!

BOOM has finally re-released the Something Is Killing the Children graphic novel, along with a new issue. Highly Highly recommended.

It’s also been a rough week, as DC has just annouced that they are servering their relationshop with Diamond. What does that mean for you? Eh, nothing really, it’s just more stuff for us to figure out. We’ll keep you posted.

Otherwise summer is here! Our CoVid protocols are in place, we’re open on Mondays again, Thursdays from 11 ^am to noon are at risk hours. We still encourage people to wear masks but as the climate lightens up we understand if less and less people wear them. (We still have to, so don’t mind us.)

The shop is also pro protest, anti riot, pro good cop, anti bad cop. We also strive to create an all inclusive environment where everyone is treated equally, and we don’t much abide by people who don’t feel the same. Help ever hurt never.

Thanks everyone!

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