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Alright, we’re all getting ready for Free Comic book Day 2019, but here’s a quick email with some updates, new releases and info. Expect the final FCBD email next week. For now you can check all the information we have right Here!


The big news is that we bought a pretty major collection, mostly 50’s and 60’s Batman and Superman DC’s. This includes associated titles like Detective, Action, Adventure, Superboy, World’s Finest, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olson. There’s also lots of other fun stuff like Showcases, Justice Leagues, and lots more.

There were also a handful of Marvel’s like the Fantastic Four, Strange Tales, Tales of Suspense and others. 

Sorry for the shiney pictures, again, we have lots to do here.

We have processed most of the keys and these books are ready to be looked at. About two long boxes are out, and we hope to have three more ready by Free Comic Book Day. These books will not be 50% that weekend, but they will be the standard 25% off, and they’re actually 25% off right now. I’ve had a lot of fun processing them and fine tuning my grading. For the first time ever I brought someone in for a second opinion and I was with .5 of all their grading, so we’re right on target.

This is really exciting stuff for us to have, so if you’re a collector and were thinking about traveling to Cleveland from a distance it’ll be worth it. 


Second, we will have the FCBD John Constantine Pop Funs for sale right at 10 pm when the event starts on May the 3rd. We’ve got 35 so they are limited. Getting them has been tough in the past, so just be ready by the glass cases if you want to buy one.

The beer labels are up and ready, thanks to Kelsey Lynn Cretcher for the art this year!

 Wolverine’s Canadian Ale is made with Cascade, Willamette and Centennial hops and is inspired by the classic Canadian Ale.

Cyclop’s Weak Summer Pilsner is feeble and inept just like it’s namesake, but hey, some people like him. Hallertau and Tettnang hops in that one.

In all seriousness, there’s a lot of Wolverine/Cyclops humor going in this year’s theme, and it’s just that, comedy. A lot of people get caught up in characters they like and start to attribute attacks to the character as attacks on them. This is not so. We are a classic comic book shop at heart and we are allowed to have opinions on what we like and do not like. I like Wolverine over Cyclops, and I can skillfully defend my point against debaters using comic book history. I’m also happy to have that debate. That does not mean I get to personally attack people who do like Cyclops, but it’s fun ct to talk about heatedly. Remember, an attack on a character is not an attack on you. Treat real people with respect. 

On that note, to show respect for fans of the terrorist, Cyclops, if you tip at the bar you’ll get to pick out a free Cyclops/Jean Grey centered comic book.

 If you don’t tip at the bar, you’ve kind of muted the value of your opinion anyway. At least in this town. Always tip on a free drink. Bartenders live of tips, and Macklin is the best.


This year from Wednesday April 24th to Tuesday April 30th, you will receive a raffle slip for every full price graphic novel that you buy during that time period. The winner of this raffle will win a VIP package for themselves and the friend of their choice which includes:

  • A set of all 50 FCBD books
  • Early access to the night event an hour ahead of time at 9pm. (you don’t have to wait in line!)
  • First taste of this year’s FCBD beers. (For those over 21)
  • A set of five graphic novels.
  • A coupon for 25% off any one purchase at the shop. 
  • Lithograph Signed by Jameson Campbell. 
  • DC Year of the Villains Cover signed by Erin Schectman Caruso.
  • VIP Lanyard

The only thing more fun than winning is getting to call up a friend and let them know they won as well. All you have to do is buy a graphic novel that you were likely going to buy anyway! Winners will be pulled at 8pm on Tuesday night and announced on Facebook. You do not have to be present to win!


Some quick shout outs to new releases this week. 

There’s a new Thanos mini series telling the history behind him raising Gamora.

Six issues written by Tini Howard with art by Ariel Olivetti.

Can’t wait to see Disney’s New Star Wars set up at Hollywood Studios? Get a sneak peak this week with the New Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Comic!

Get a look at at the history of the Black Spire Outpost in this five issue mini series with Han Solo and Chewbacca!

Immortal Hulk is an incredible book, and this week we have reprints of issues 8.9,10,11,12, and 16. All well worth a look!

And lastly, have fun this weekend, enjoy the movie, and let’s go get them team…

Avengers Assemble!

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Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, October 11th, 2017!



First up is a deluxe hardcover from DC Comics collecting the entire four part “The Button” series that ran in Batman and Flash and will act as a prelude to this November’s ‘Doomsday Clock’, which will finally see the merger between the DC Universe and the world of the Watchman!

You can read a preview of Doomsday Clock here: http://ew.com/books/2017/10/06/dc-comics-watchmen-doomsday-clock/ Get ready for the ending of this preview! !!!!

I don’t care if you’re an Alan Moore loyalist or not, this is some pretty exciting stuff. 

Doomsday Clock by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank comes out on November 22nd, but you can get The Button hardcover now for only $19.99. (Batman meets his Flashpoint dad bra.)

Speaking of dad’s, it’s been a month so we can reveal what all the fuss is over in Action Comics. Jor-El is alive and well and kind of a dick. Part three of the four part ‘OZ Effect’ comes out this week in Action Comics #989. DC even threw a lenticular cover on this run.

I don’t think we have to sell anyone on Dark Days Metal, but it’s Snyder and Capullo’s Batman centered Justice League story and there isn’t one part of it that hasn’t been off the charts. DC finally figured out that people love Batman, so they’re giving them Batman. The call backs to previous Snyder issues and DC history in general has made me realize DC knows exactly what they’re doing at this point in time. The key? Scott Snyder, Geoff Johns and Tom King are all geniuses at their craft. 

The most cerebral book DC has running is Mister Miracle by the aforementioned Tom King. It’s a twelve issue run and #3 comes out this week. They’re reprinting the earlier issues so I strongly recommend hopping on board. 

Jut for fun, the girls from Gotham City Garage get their own title this week!


Marvel’s in their second week of legacy titles, and we actually qualified for a couple of those ‘controversial’ lenticular variants this week.

Defenders #6 has Bendis’s first real stab at Deadpool. We will have lents for this book and it’s a homage to the classic Avengers #16.

Uncanny Avengers #28 featuring Marvel’s other great duo (besides Power Man and Iron Fist of course) the Beast and Wonder Man. I’m not kidding either. I grew up on George Perez’s Avengers run and the thought of two members setting off the mansion security system while drunk blew my ten year old mind. We will have lents for this book!

While we will not have lents for it, Despicable Deadpool #287 features the return of Deadpool as a solo villain, which him hunting down and trying to kill Cable. Which kind of lines him up for his second movie next June. 

<insert Dispicalble Deadpool>Here’s the Legacy renumbering chart, encase you’re wondering where the number 287 came from.

Other Marvel Legacy relaunches this week include All New Wolverine #25 (Daken returns) , Amazing Spider-Man #789 (Back in New York) , Falcon #1 (Written by Boondocks writer) , Gwenpool #21 (Dr. Doom) and X-Men Blue #13 (crossover with Gold).

Here’s an article I found quite interesting actually, and it’s on some of Marvel’s issues at New York Comicon this year: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/marvels-no-good-very-bad-new-york-comic-con-1047272

We’ll always be Marvel fans and hope for the best for them. 

Personally, I have just read a full preview of the first Waid and Samnee issue if Captain America and it’s everything I want Marvel to aspire too. It comes out on November 1st so keep your eyes open for it

Mark your calendar for HalloweenComic Fest 2017 on Saturday, October 28thwww.halloweencomicfest.com

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