Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, April 4th, 2018!

MARVEL

The industry has gotten a huge response to Dan Slott’s final Spider-Man story, in which Norman Osborn will merge with Carnage to create a new villain spawned out of the common hatred of Peter Parker, the Red Goblin. Part two is out this week in issue #798, and it will lead up to a grand finale in issue #800. 

Venom is taking center stage again in the new five-part “Venomized” series, starting this week and running weekly. 

You can also get a history lesson on Thanos in this month’s $1 True Believers reprints, all featuring key issues in Thanos history and leading up to the Infinity War this month!

This week’s offerings include reprints of Avengers #125 and Iron Man #55. (Thanos’ first appearance!)

Other great books from Marvel this week include a Treasury sized edition of X-Men Grand Design, an original graphic novel by Infinity Gauntlet writer Jim Starlin also featuring Thanos, and a graphic novel collecting T’Challa’s sister Shuri’s time as Black Panther. (which Marvel admits to dropping the ball on by not having it in print during the release of the movie, but here it is!)

DC COMICS

Wedding plans have begun over in Batman in issue #44, with Selina picking out her wedding gown and Batman making some plans for their future. This will culminate in the wedding in Batman #50, coming out on July 4th! Batman #44 has two covers, one with Batman and one with Catwoman, which very much compliment each other. 

Other great DC books this week include another issue of Batman White Knight, as well as the beginning of the Batman Vs Deathstroke storyline beginning in Deathstroke’s regular title. Christopher Priest is a great writer and I look forward to this run!

Lastly, we’ve got Xerxes Fall of the House of Darius, a five issue mini-series which is a prequel to “300” and is written and drawn by the ever insane Frank Miller! We can only hope he keeps his creepy politics out of it!

We’re also happy to reveal our custom ‘back’ cover for DC Nation #0, coming out on 5-2-2018 for only a quarter! We’ll also be giving this book away for free all weekend for Free Comic Book Day! Thanks to Dee Piotrowski for the artwork! 

Here’s the full cover, which will feature a story where the Joker finds out about Batman and Catwoman’s wedding, as well as a preview of Bendis and Jose Garcia Lopez’s Superman book, as well as a prelude to Scott Snyder’s new Justice League story!

Here’s the full cover front and back:

While not an official Free Comic Book Day Book, this one has been created to coincide with that weekend! Look for all the other books here: www.freecomicbookday.com

I KILL GIANTS

I also want to throw a recommendation out for the new “I Kill Giants” movie, based on the Image Graphic Novel of the same name. This was available for Download on Itunes this week and was really great. We’ll make sure to keep extra copies of the graphic novel around as well. I’d never read it before seeing the movie but I have now!

 

Ben and John D will be in Chicago this week for the Diamond Retailer Summit and C2E2, so be nice to the boys left behind to mind the shop!

Just a quick note to remind you that we’ll be closed on Easter Sunday, but we’re ready for a full shopping day on Saturday!

We just got a new shipment of Superhero Pop Funs, which fit perfectly in Easter Baskets.

Well, this Venompool one might be a bit too much, but you get the idea. We restocked with a focus on Diamond Exclusives, which means ones you can only get in a local comic book shop. 

Here, this is better. Angry Superman. Probably angry at Batman or something. 

We also have Superhero Digest books, as well as Superhero Early Reader books, again compact enough for that basket. 

Magnets, pins and of course GIFT CERTIFICATES always work great too. 

For this week’s new releases we have four important books hitting the table just before the end of Q1.

The conclusion of Dark Nights Metal with issue #6.

Another issue of Doomsday Clock, along with reprints of all the previous issues to catch you up.

We also have copies of all six issues of Batman White Knight by Sean Murphy, which turned out to be an insanely big hit. (this is the first time we’ve had all the issues in at once.)

Daredevil #600 is out this week, with the conclusion of Mayor Fisk in an oversized issue. 

It’s also Bendis’ last issue of Jessica Jones, a character that he created that he’ll have to leave behind as he moves over to DC Comics next month. Look for his final Marvel work ever (in theory) next month in the also oversized Iron Man #600. 

If you’re coming in this week, we left the 50 cent small press boxes out, which are now down to 17 boxes. Fun stuff to dig through on a rainy day. But as we know, April showers bring May flowers, and by that, we mean Free Comic Book Day 2018 on May 4th and 5th!

More announcements to come on that very soon but it’s already shaping up to be a banner year!

Hey! Have a Happy Easter everyone! 

Just a reminder that this Saturday we’ll be hosting an “Independent Comics Day” in the shop!

Why? because March is a pretty dull month except for the big green drunk thing. 

All day on March 24th we’ll have:

  • 20% off all Small Press Graphic Novels and Hardcovers
  • 50% off all Small Press Back Issues

We’ve also put together 20 boxes of independent back issues that will be only 50 cents each. These books are in order by letter, i.e. all the A’s are together, all the B’s are together etc. 

Lots of these books have never been looked through before, so dig away!

We’ve also got some free stuff to give away to help you explore the world of comics outside the big two. Stuff like suggested reading guides for Image and IDW, some free preview issues, and we’ve even got a box of old Free Comics Book Day books that everyone can pull some free books out of. 

We love superhero comics here more than anyone, but we also like a well spun independent comic as well. 

To get ready for Easter shopping, we’ve also got a big reorder of Pop Funs and Action Figures coming in next week. We try to specialize in stuff you can’t get in big box stores, like Marvel Selects and DC Direct stuff. We also curate out Pop Fun’s so that fits the category of superhero. 

That’s it! Hope to see you Saturday to stock up on some good reads!

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