Andrea’s Sick Picks for 11.09.2022

Hi Comic Shop Friends! I’m out sick, so since I haven’t gotten to read any new comics for this week, I’ll be using the company’s copy for these books. But first, some shop news!

Ben will be speaking as part of the panel at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s The Art of Collecting on Friday, November 11th, at 6 pm.

“Why do people collect? And what personal value do collections hold? Join CMA Chief Curator Heather Lemonedes Brown (curator of Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection), comic book collector Benjamin Joines-Mundy (Carol & John’s Comic Book Shop), sneaker collector and authenticator Sadelle Moore (StockX), and music critic and record collector Annie Zaleski (Duran Duran’s Rio) for a conversation about the passion that drives collecting.”

You can reserve free tickets here.

The next Late Nite Comics is Thursday, November 17th, from 8 pm to midnight, and we’ll be bringing out over 60 long boxes of Indie/Small Press comics! But wait, there’s more! One night only, they’ll all be 50 CENTS EACH! No quantity is needed for that discount, and these books will not come out of the vault again for a long time, so get ‘em while you can!

Also, we now have the option to be notified by text when your special or standing order is in! Being notified by text is the fastest way for us to let you know you have new books, so if you’d like to switch over to a text instead of a call, just let us know, and we’ll update your info.


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is in theaters this Friday, and, as always, we’re here to help point you to appropriate reading material for any age or reader.

And to go along with the new film, Marvel has a new Black Panther one-shot this week.

Black Panter: Unconquered is a New-Reader-friendly one-shot. T’Challa faces a challenge, unlike anything Wakanda has ever seen before in this all-new epic one-shot by Bryan Edward Hill (Killmonger) and Alberto Foche (Miles Morales)!

“Whatever happened to the Fantastic Four?” It’s the start of a new era for the Fantastic Four… and they’re already in a ton of trouble. Something has gone terribly wrong in New York, and the Thing and Alicia are traveling across America to escape it! But when they stop in a small town for the night and wake up the morning before they arrive, they find themselves caught in a time loop that’s been going on since before they were born. Written by Ryan North with art by Iban Coello.

The origins of Kraven are finally revealed! J.M. DeMatteis continues to spin new webs within the past, this time partnered with artist Eder Messsias! Revealing secrets and answering mysteries Spidey fans have been waiting for – prepare to explore the depths of what made Kraven the Hunter the powerhouse villain he was! As Peter Parker and Mary Jane prepare for their new lives in Portland, a man from Kraven’s past stalks them. Who is this mystery man, and what does he want with Spider-Man? Find out when we return to the time period after Spider-Man: The Final Adventure when Peter Parker was powerless!


30 years ago, the unthinkable happened. The Man of Steel died. After sacrificing himself to stop the unstoppable global threat, Doomsday, Metropolis and the rest of the DC Universe mourned the loss of their greatest hero. To mark this monumental moment in comics, DC has reunited the complete creative team behind the original event for four brand-new stories. Led by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding, the special kicks off with a new Superman story and villain…DOOMBREAKER! Followed by a series of short stories revisiting some of Superman’s greatest allies and exclusive pinups done by some of comics’ greatest artistic talent including LEE WEEKS, GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, and WALTER SIMONSON.

From the Justice Society of America to the Legion of Super-Heroes, The New Golden Age will unlock DC’s epic and secret-ridden history of heroism, launching a new group of titles set firmly in the DC Universe. From the 1940s to the 3040s, heroes take on the great evils of their time. But in the aftermath of Flashpoint Beyond, those heroes and villains will have their lives turned upside down. DC’s future…and its past…will never be the same again. But how are Mime and Marionette connected to this? Why are Rip Hunter and the Time Masters the most unlikable heroes in the DC Universe? And who or what is…Nostalgia? Don’t miss the start of the strangest mystery to have ever plagued the DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and art by Steve Leiber.

I know Raf is looking forward to this one: WILDC.A.T.S. #1. Spinning from the pages of Batman comes the senses-shattering new series! The HALO Corporation has gathered a motley crew of operatives, led by Cole “Grifter” Cash, who are going to make the world a better place…no matter who they have to kill! Working in the shadows of the DC Universe, this new covert team has been tasked with gathering an elite group of scientists for the first phase of their plan…but the ‘Cats mysterious leader, Void, might have other plans! Written by Matthew Rosenberg and art by Stephen Segovia.


The premiere issue of the mysterious new series from highly acclaimed writer David M. Booher (Canto, All-New Firefly), and artist Chris Shehan (House of Slaughter) from Boom Studios. All that high school students Kenny and Ted want is to not feel like outcasts in their small town in Ohio. But their world is turned upside down when the Magic Specs they ordered unlock a world of unforeseen possibilities. . . and consequences. Their fun starts out innocent enough, but when they wish that their bully would disappear, things take a cursed turn, with far darker results than they thought possible…

New Image #1, Two Graves. Emilia and the man with the veil of smoke have set out for the ocean in a stolen truck. There’s a bloody handprint on his neck. She’s beginning to worry it’s hers. Death and the Maiden go on a road trip. Nobody gets out alive. A new series from writer Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman) illustrated in competing points of view by Annie Wu (Hawkeye Black Canary) and Ming Doyle (The Banks DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman).

Miniseries Premiere. When opportunity refuses to knock for restless hero Matilde, the devil comes knocking. Inspired by the work of Hayoa Miyazaki and set in the chaos of King Henry VIII’s reign Gospel is a thrilling fantasy adventure that questions the truth behind the stories we tell. Thrust into action by a hellish arrival Matilde and storyteller Pitt will quest for answers; answers that threaten to tear them apart and trigger the toughest question of all: “who am I?”

Vinegar Syndrome’s cult hit returns in a magazine-sized Super Special by Ignatz award winner Charles Forsman. New York City, 1984 – Crime is at an all-time high. John Liu aka the New York Ninja scours the streets night after night, searching for his wife’s killer. Meanwhile, the villainous Rattail’s new radioactive powers make him deadlier than ever.

I love New York Ninja. It makes a great double feature with Miami Connection! If you haven’t seen the film, head over to and order a copy. They are also going to have a site exclusive variant cover for this book on Black Friday, and I may have to get my husband to add a copy to his order. Here’s the details on this awesome film

John is just an average man working as a sound technician for a New York City news station until one day, his pregnant wife is brutally murdered while witnessing the kidnapping of a young woman in broad daylight. Turning to the police for help, John soon learns that the city is overrun with crime and the police are too busy to help. Dressing as a white ninja, John takes to the streets as a sword-wielding vigilante hell-bent on cleaning up the streets of the city he once loved by ridding it of muggers, pickpockets, rapists, and gang members. However, in John’s quest for justice, he soon finds himself the target of every criminal in the city, including a mysterious villain known only as the Plutonium Killer. Will John survive to become the hero that New York City so desperately needs?

Originally directed by and starring martial arts actor John Liu (The Secret Rivals, Invincible Armor) in his only American production, New York Ninja was filmed entirely on 35mm in 1984, but the project was abandoned during production resulting in all original sound materials being lost over time. 35 years later, Vinegar Syndrome acquired the original unedited camera negative and painstakingly constructed and completed the film. Enlisting the voice talents of genre favorites: Don “The Dragon” Wilson (Bloodfist, Whatever It Takes), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Nightmare Sisters), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Auntie Lee’s Meat Pies), Vince Murdocco (Night Hunter, LA Wars), Matt Mitler (The Mutilator, Battle for the Lost Planet), Leon Isaac Kennedy (Lone Wolf McQuade, Penitentiary), Ginger Lynn Allen (The Devil’s Rejects, Vice Academy), and Cynthia Rothrock (China O’Brien, Martial Law) Vinegar Syndrome Pictures is extremely proud to present this truly one of kind film experience. Restored in 4K from the original camera elements, New York Ninja is finally available in all of its ridiculous, over-the-top glory for the first time ever after spending nearly four decades in film obscurity.