We’ll have a full email on the NOT-AT-COMICON Sale and Swap Meet coming out this week, but first here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, July 10th, 2019!

Marvel Titles

The big book of the week is the oversized Amazing Spider-Man #25, which begins Nick Spencer’s 2nd year as writer on the book. It’s got some Mysterio in there too, for everyone who dug the character in Spider-Man Far From Home. 

Lots of variant covers too! $7.99 cover price. 

Marvel’s other selections are all over the place, and good summer fare. 

Wolverine Vs Blade One Shot. 

I was going to write this book off but flipping through it today it’s pretty graphic and a good one off selection. 

Wolverine and Captain America Weapon Plus One Shot.

This one looks great! Ethan Sacks wrote Old Man Hawkeye, which was fun. Throw in a 1940’s story expanding on Steve and Logan’s history together and you’ve got a winner.

There’s also a new Invisible Woman mini-series by Mark Waid, the epilogue to War of the Realms with an Omega issue, another Infinity Warps Annual, and a Giant Size X-Static One Shot by the original team of Pete Milligan and Mike Allred. (!)

DC Titles

We detest the decision by DC to publish exclusive Walmart material and hate even more that there was some really great stuff in there. This week comic shops finally get the Batman material in Batman Universe #1, the first in a six issue mini-series.

This is a great story by Brian Bendis and his first work on Batman. He even teamed him up with Green Arrow, who feels like the character he was destined to write. 

Bendis has three other books this week as well, with the second issue of Event Leviathan (great book!), the final issue of Naomi, and a new issue of Young Justice. 

Jeff Lemire is always at his best when he writes about properties he cares about, so we’re pretty sure he’s going to give his all with the Black Hammer/ Justice League mini-series.

If you haven’t explored the world of Dark Horse and Lemire’s Black Hammer before this is a great place to check it out. Conceptually, Lemire is building a universe on par with Mignola’s work on Hellboy. 

“Small” Press Titles

Image had so much success with the ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies” HC, that they’ve collected issues two and three of Criminal into the same format and added new pages and material to thicken it out. 

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are masters at crime noir, and this story has an aging comic creator cruising though the dirty parts of the industry. We even have a FREE signed bookplate for you to go with the purchase of this book. 

To be clear, we cannot recommend this book enough, this is the stuff we love to hand sell. 

Lastly, for the kids, we have another addition to our picture books for kids with the “First Day of Groot” hardcover. 

From the same team as “Night Night Groot”, these books are perfectly paced for a bedtime story, at least in my household.

That’s it for this week! Keep an eye out for that second email!

It’s a fun little week at the comic shop with some unusual new titles.

We’ll also be packing up some of the back issues and heading out to Youngstown for the Youngstown Comic Con this weekend! Another chance to see the amazing Jim Steranko as well as Jason Mewes!

I’ll be attending a Steranko dinner a bit like the one we hosted here for FCBD last year.

Anyway, here’s the featured New Releases coming out this Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019!

“Small” Press Titles

Robert Kirkman always said that Walking Dead would end when Rick died so, well, yeah… Walking Dead #193 comes out this week, as well as a reprint of #192 with a new memorial cover.

If you’re looking for a couple decent Image Comics to replace Walking Dead with, we’ve got new titles from Mark Millar and Jason Aaron this week!

Space Bandits is a five issue mini series from Mark Millar!

“Thena Khole and Cody Blue are among the universe’s most wanted felons. Each the leader of their own criminal ops, they run heists across the galaxies-hopping from ship to ship to fleece everyone inside. But when both women are betrayed by their crews, the bandits only have one thing on their minds: REVENGE.”

Jason Aaron’s new Image title is Sea of Stars!

“Being a space trucker sounds like a cool job, but in reality, it can be boring as hell. So when recently widowed Gil gets a long-haul gig across the universe, he figures it’s safe enough to bring his young son Kadyn along for the ride-that is, until their “big rig” gets bitten in half by a gigantic Space Leviathan! Now separated from his son-with a breached suit that’s venting oxygen at an alarming rate-Gil must defy the odds and stay alive long enough to rescue Kadyn.”

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If you’ve been enjoying the new Doom Patrol tv show (it is really good) Gerard Way (who also writes Umbrella Academy) returns to the title with a new ongoing series Doom Patrol The Weight of the World.

Another good read should be Lois Lane #1 by Greg Rucka, who’s known for writing some really powerful female characters in series like Whiteout and Lazarus.

Even our mainstream recommendation is a little off base this week, Superman Up In The Sky #1 is the first of the Walmart books being made available to comic book shops. It only covers the new material and it’s stuff written by Tom King.

It’s the first of a 6 issue mini series, and expect more of these covering the Batman, Wonder Woman and Teen Titans Walmart books. (The Batman has a really great Batman/Green Arrow story by Brian Bendis) (Also, a little flip of the finger to DC for only making these stories available to us now.)

Marvel Titles

Also on the weird mainstream list is the new edition of the Silver Surfer Parable HC.

Not a week goes by (literally) that someone doesn’t ask for material by Moebius, well here’s his big mainstream work from 1988 with a slightly larger trim size. It’s written by Stan Lee too. (remember that scene from Crimson Tide where two sailors are arguing over who was the better Silver Surfer artist, Jack Kirby or Moebius? This is the story they were talking about.) Classic stuff and we’ll try to keep it on the shelf for as long as we can.

Not-at-Comicon and NEO-TACC

Here’s what you can expect at our yearly “Not-At-Comicon” Sale from July 18th to the 21st:


This is one of only two times each year that we get to bring our inventory out from our storage locker, so take advantage of it. Believe it or not, but we actually have all the Marvel and DC dollar stock in order this year. ALL OF THEM!

The sale culminates on Sunday with our second annual Swap Meet with NEO-TACC, and it will be even bigger than last year. We’ll have a few local artists out there as well as an area in the parking lot. Even if you don’t have a table you can bring stuff to sell or trade.

Let the summer of fun continue and we’ll see you soon at the shop!

I’m back from vacation! Kauai is amazing! I never got to do this week’s Facebook posts but here’s a quick round up of this week’s highlights!

Marvel Titles

It’s a great week if you’re a fan of Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham! Marvel dropped the ball when Into the Spider-Verse came out by not having anything really in print. This week we have three new items, a new one shot special, a $1.00 reprint of his classic first issue, and a huge graphic novel of classic material.

Everything about the Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham one shot is hilarious, from the main story to the back up. It feels classic and modern at the same time. Plus, he has drinks with Howard the Duck! Stand alone story too! No baggage!

Spider-Ham first appeared in 1983, and he can read his first appearance for only $1.00! Captain Americat too!

There’s also the first volume of the Complete Peter Porker, in case you want to branch off past that first issue.

For you classic Wolverine fans, we’ve got a one-shot for you, Wolverine Exit Wounds!

Three brand new stories by Chris Claremont, Larry Hama, and one written and drawn by SAM KEITH! These are the people who made Wolverine into WOLVERINE!

This week also wraps of The War of the Realms, and it was a fun summer read. We’ve got all the issues in stock in case you’ve been waiting. Thor has his final showdown with a Venom bonded Malekith!

DC Titles

This week is also the final issue of Batman Damned, DC’s first Black Label mini-series.

100% less wiener in this one but it’s a beautiful book. We’ve also still got copies of Frank Miller’s Superman Year One in stock from last week. I’ve finally read it and he did a great job. (Way to go Frank Miller! You kept your crazy under control.)

If you’re looking to keep up on the Year of the Villain stuff at DC, hop on to Action with issue #1012. Written by Bendis and branching right out of Leviathan.

DC Ink has a new tween title with the Teen Titans Raven Original Graphic Novel.

Written by New York Times best selling writer Kami Garcia!

“Small” Press

Another only in comics moment as the Ghostbusters team up with the Transformers, crossing the streams after 35 years!

The countdown to what looks to be a pretty big deal begins in Spawn #298, which even boasts a McFarlane homage cover to another famous #298. (and to himself for that matter)

The story starts here but we’ve got reprints to the previous #297 since it sold out right away after the announcements about #300’s content.

Not-At-Comicon and NEOTACC

Another Shout out to our ‘NOT-AT- COMCON’ sale going on from Thursday July 18th till Sunday July 21st. This is one of two times we get to bring out all the comics from our storage unit for only $1.00 each, and we’ve been working frantically to get them in order!

It will culminate on Sunday July 21st with our second annual swap meet with the North East Ohio Toy and Collectible Club! (NEO-TACC!)

Last year was super fun and this year will be even bigger. We’re branching off into the parking lot too, and will have a few local art vendors as well!

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