It’s a Batman kind of week, plus some other titles with some pretty big stuff going on! Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, July 31st, 2019!

DC TITLES

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s swan song to Batman continues this week, with issue two of the three-issue Black Label miniseries, Batman Last Knight On Earth.

Batman walking around dystopian Earth with Joker’s head! We’ll have 2nd printings of the sold-out issue #1 as well.

The Batman Who Laughs comes to a close with its seventh issue.

Another Snyder book, this one with art by JOCK!

Batman Secret Files #2 will give you some background info on Batman’s rogue’s gallery to refresh your knowledge for Tom King’s final storyline in “City of Bane”.

MARVEL TITLES

For everyone who enjoyed House of X #1 last week, we have the first issue of the companion series, also by Hickman, Powers of X #1. 

We sold so many House of X’s that I had to have more sent in from a friend in North Carolina. We will have first prints back in stock this week!

Everyone asked where the seeds were last week. Well, they were held up in customs.

This week the first 96 people to buy Powers of X #1 will get a free packet of seeds!

If you’ve read House of X you’ll get the reference. Grow yourself some Krakoa! Please grow these things and post pictures on our Facebook Page if you’re successful! Mrs. Dudas will be trying her best. 

“SMALL” PRESS TITLES

For everyone who missed the final issue of Walking Dead, #193, second prints are in this weekend. It’s a great endcap to the series, and well worth the trip in for the read. The best $3.99 you’ll spend in the shop this month. Oversized issue for a great price.

Rick’s dead and this story is set years after that.

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is set to open on August 29th down in Disney World. There’s a great comic to go with it, and issue #4 comes out this week. 

Find out even more about the Black Spire Outpost in the first three issues, reprints of which are out as well. 

Everyone was caught of guard by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #95, which featured the first female ninja turtle.

This week the story continues in #96, and we’re a bit more prepared.

The story leading up to #100 started in issue #93 with “City of War” part one. We’ve got the first two parts in but we’re still waiting on the reprints of #95. 

Finally, The Boys! Oh jeez, The Boys. 

The Boys series dropped on Amazon Prime this week and it’s EVERY bit as demented as the comic. (go out and find a trailer, I’m not posting it here.)

The comic by Garth Ennis is being reprinted in new collections by D.E., and it goes hand in hand with the show. 

Over the top fun, not for the squeamish. 

Well, that’s all for this week!

We had a great Swap Meet with hundreds of people stopping by. I got some great stuff for myself, and I got to take the family shopping around the booths too, which made for a fantastic event. Thanks to all who came out and braved the heat. Thanks to NEO-TACC for making it all possible.

We got a little press too!

WINSTON MERCH!

The big news is we finally got some Winston pub glasses and stickers made!

Enjoy a beer and a comic with this spectacular pint glass! Only $11.99. (they say they are dishwasher safe but I doubt it!)

There are also three different styles of Winston stickers at $2.00 each!

Thanks to Dee Piotrowski for the artwork!

MARVEL COMICS

This is a great week for Marvel Comics, and it starts with the highly anticipated House of X #1 by Jonathan Hickman! 

This book is the start of a multi year plan to reinvent the X-Men franchise before the movies begin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Hickman will write two books side by side, this book and Powers of X,  both of which will run six issues each and be bi weekly. (Meaning you will get a book a week for twelve weeks.) Issue #1 of Powers of X will be out next week. 

I’ve read both books and they’re really good. Creating new ground with lots of hints at the past. Beautiful books as well. This is one that will have some shelf life. 

The One Shot Marvels Epilogue is a pretty big deal.  

This is a follow up to the classic MARVELS story, and it’s even written by Kurt Busiek and drawn by Alex Ross. Remember that time in the 70’s when the X-Men went ice skating at Rockefeller Center and got attacked by Sentinels? 

This is a different take on that story. It’s only 16 pages (plus supplemental material.) but look at this promo artwork:

History of The Marvel Universe looks like a fun project as well. Mark Waid is writing the definitive history of the Marvel Universe in six issues. 

After the announcement this weekend that the new Thor movie is going to be starring Natalie Portman as Thor, I just know we are not going to have enough Valkyrie Jane Foster #1’s this week. 

All new ongoing series written by Jason Aaron and Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk!).

It looks like we’re going to have another Marvel death. Rocket Raccoon is going to meet his fate soon, and it all begins here in Guardians of the Galaxy #7 by Donny Cates. 

Fearless #1 will feature an amazing line up of female characters, like Captain Marvel, Invisible Woman, Storm and Jessica Jones. Millie the Model too. Expect a rotating line up of heroines in this three issue mini series. 

DC COMICS

DC does have one big winner that’s worth mentioning, Sean Murphy returns to write and draw the new eight issue Batman Curse of the White Knight. 

A follow up to the previous White Knight series, which had some of the best art of 2018. What if Joker was the hero and Batman was the one who was insane. At least from the Joker’s point of view…

Thanks again for the support at the swap meet!

Sick of hearing about your friends’ plans for San Diego Comicon? Does your stomach curl when you think about all the photos they’ll be posting on their social media when they get there?

Well let them have their fun, and we’ll have ours too!

It’s time for our Annual NOT-AT-COMICON Sale, culminating on Sunday, July 21st with our second annual Swap Meet in association with NEO-TACC. (The North East Ohio Toy and Collectible Club.)

From Thursday, July 18th till Sunday, July 21st, (the same days San Diego is going on)

  • 50% off all back issues!
  • 20% off all statues, actions figures, and pop funs!
  • 10% off everything else in the shop!

The really big part is, we pull all the books out of our back room and storage locker and make them available for only $1 each. (or 50 cents each if you buy 100 or more!) It’s about 70,000 books.

What’s more, all the Marvel’s and DC’s are in alphabetical order, so bring those lists. The Small Press book are grouped by letter. (So all the “A”‘s are together, etc.)

This is one of only two times we are able to do this each year, so take advantage. Books are in the foyer attached to the shop.

We will also be raffling off a $200 Stan Lee Marvel Treasury Edition, so be sure to fill out that slip when you stop in!

This all leads up to Sunday, July 21st, when we’ll be hosting our Second Annual Swap Meet in the space we use for Free Comic Book Day, 120 feet from the shop. (17430 Lorain Ave, we’re at 17462) The Swap Meet will be from noon until 4 pm, with vendor set up starting at 11 am.


Last year we had 40 tables and attendance was around 500 people!

This year we’re almost doubling the amount of tables by branching off into the parking lot, under the plaza awning, and by adding a few local artists who are affiliated with NEO-TACC!

This is not a Comicon convention! This is a swap meet where people set up to clear out and add to their collections! Imagine a big pop culture garage sale where the prices are great.

We have also encouraged vendors to bring more comics this year!

(Oh yeah, you do not have to swap, this is a Buy Sell Trade group! So even if you’re not set up you’re welcome to purchase items as well as bring stuff in to trade.)

Here’s a look at the set up inside:

As well as a look at what the outside set up will be like:

Tables are all sold out, but we have opened up a 1,000 square foot area outside (uncovered) for anyone that would like to bring a small (six foot max) table into the area and set up in a respectful manner. (ie, in accordance with the NEO-TACC volunteers wishes)

This area is first come first serve and you can drop a table down starting at 11 am.

As mentioned we have also added a few local art vendors who are also members of NEO-TACC:

Also, set up outside the comic shop, will be Erin Schechtman Caruso and the record painting duo of Rick Sans and Sergio Andujar!

We also recommend stopping by a few of the businesses in the plaza for some other important sundries to get yourself through the day, like Ice Cream and Beer.

We couldn’t put these events together without Lisa Kay from the Kamm’s Corner Ice Cream Co, so walk on over to her shop and get some Ice Cream while you’re here.

You can’t have a NEO-TACC meet up without having a few drinks, so we recommend dipping into Working Class Brewery, right between the shop and the event space.

This is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with your family. Last year my seven-year-old daughters comment was “People’s old junk can be someone’s new treasure.” Bravo Zoe. You never know what treasure you will find…

So remember…

Hope to see you out there!

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