Saturday, September 3, 2016

Hello, all--

Man, it’s September! ⅔ of 2016 is in the rearview mirror, and I feel like Mad Max chained to the front of a War Boy battle-car barreling into a tornado dust storm. Monday is LABOR DAY, and we will be closing at 5PM so Rawn can get out of their in time to meditate on how quickly time is passing.

Speaking of Rawn, check out the sweet VELOCITY COMICS STICKER he created! We have a big stack of ‘em for you, $2 each. VelocitySticker.jpg

Did you make it out to our BECKY CLOONAN signing? It was an excellent time, but if you missed it Becky was a signing warrior and threw her signature on all the remaining products in which she had a hand in creating. Come by and grab one while supplies last!

LAST CALL! The following titles ship around SEPTEMBER 28th, but our order quantities lock on them Monday 9/5. Please let us know if you want them, subscribers, so we can gauge interest and order accordingly! Great list:
TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES (Dark Horse) The name about sums it up, eh?
BATMAN BEYOND REBIRTH  (DC) Terry McGuinness is back in black! And red.
BLUE BEETLE (DC) Continuing the adventures of Jaime Reyes, Ted Kord, and the magical scarab!
DEADMAN: DARK MANSION OF FORBIDDEN LOVE (DC) 3 issues of undead gothic romance. Sold!
FROSTBITE (DC/Vertigo) Josh Williamson is one of slowest hitting overnight sensations of the last few years, making great comics at Image for before breaking suddenly huge for DC on Flash. This here is his new Vertigo series, a post-apocalyptic 2nd Ice Age romp!
TEEN TITANS REBIRTH (DC) This is the one I’ve been waiting for! Damian Wayne kidnaps Raven, Beast Boy, Kid Flash and Starfire and forces them to be his Teen Titans and hunt down his grampa, Ra’s Al Ghul! I am very sure this will be one of the best Rebirth books, and considering how good they are that’s a big statement.
DIRK GENTLY: SALMON OF DOUBT (IDW) Continuing the series of miniseries.
STAR TREK: WAYPOINT (IDW): An anthology with stories from all Treks!
SURGEON X (Image) This sci-fi antibiotic apocalypse was strong enough to bring Vertigo founder Karen Berger out of retirement to edit. I can’t imagine a larger support boost than that.
CHAMPIONS (Marvel) The first in Marvel’s latest Marvel Now! Branding strategy-- Miles Morales, Ms Marvel, Viv Vision, Nova, Amadeus Cho as Hulk, and time displaced Cyclops band together as a new teen super team!
JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS (Archie) The modern renaissance of Archie Comics continues! Written by Richmond native Marguerite Bennett!

SHIPPING! Here’s what’s coming out WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH:
A&A #7   3.99
AFTERMATH BIG CLEAN #1  3.99
ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #14 CW2 3.99
ALTERS #1  3.99 This one’s making a lot of news-- Aftershock Comics debuts the first ever transgender super-hero! Expect a sellout.
ALTERS #1 1:10 COPY STELFREEZE VAR  PI
ALTERS #1 1:25 COPY TONY HARRIS VAR  PI
ANGEL CATBIRD HC VOL 01   14.99
AQUAMAN #6 2.99
ARROW TV COFFEE MUG   11.99
ASSASSINS CREED TEMPLARS #5    3.99
AXIOM GN  19.99
BATMAN #6 2.99
BATMAN BEYOND #16 2.99
BATMAN BY SCOTT SNYDER & GREG CAPULLO BOX SET 49.99
BATMAN HC VOL 09 BLOOM 24.99
BATMAN TP VOL 08 SUPERHEAVY 16.99
BEAUTY #10    3.99
BLOODLINES #6 (OF 6)   2.99
BOUNTY #3 (OF 10) 3.99
CAT RACKHAM HC GN  19.95
COLOR YOUR OWN WOMEN OF POWER TP 9.99
CRIMINAL TP VOL 07 WRONG TIME WRONG PLACE  14.99
CROSSED PLUS 100 #18  3.99
CYBORG REBIRTH #1 2.99 Victor Chase straddles the line between man and machine.
DAREDEVIL #11 3.99
DC COMICS DESIGNER SER CAPULLO FLASH AF 28.00
DC COMICS DESIGNER SER CAPULLO SURVIVAL GEAR BATMAN  28.00
DC COMICS DESIGNER SER CAPULLO WONDER WOMAN AF 28.00
DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY #3 3.99
DISILLUSIONED ILLUSIONS GN  30.00
DOCTOR STRANGE #11 3.99
DOCTOR STRANGE #11 HUGHES VAR PI
DOCTOR WHO 9TH #5   3.99
DRAGON BALL 3IN1 TP VOL 14   14.99
DRAGON BALL FULL COLOR FREEZA ARC TP VOL 03  19.99
DRIFTER #14   3.50
ECLIPSE #1 3.99 New Image murder mystery sci-fi future in which sunlight kills!
EMPTY ZONE TP VOL 02 INDUSTRIAL SMILE  17.99
EVERAFTER FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #1  3.99 Deeper adventures from Fabletown!
FASTER THAN LIGHT #10 3.99
FLASH TV COFFEE MUG   11.99
FLINTSTONES #3 3.99
FUSE #21  3.99
GIANT DAYS #18 3.99
GLITTERBOMB #1    3.99 New Image book about sleazy Hollywood-style murder!
GOLD DIGGER #236 3.99
GOLDIE VANCE #5 (OF 5) 3.99
GRANT MORRISON’S 18 DAYS #15   2.99
GREEN ARROW #6 2.99
HARLEY QUINN #3 2.99
HEAVY METAL #282   7.95
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #13 CW2 3.99
JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC 21.95
JUGHEAD #9  3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 2.99
KILL 6 BILLION DEMONS TP VOL 01  14.99
KILL LA KILL GN VOL 03 (OF 3)  12.99
KILL OR BE KILLED #2  3.99
KIM AND KIM #2  3.99
MARVEL TSUM TSUM #2 (OF 4) 3.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ULTRON REVOLUTION #3 2.99
MERCURY HEAT #11  3.99
MIDNIGHT OF THE SOUL #4 (OF 5)  3.50
MIGHTY JACK GN VOL 01  14.99
MOON KNIGHT #6 3.99
NAILBITER #25  2.99
NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 10   13.99
NIGHT’S DOMINION #1  3.99 Ted Naifeh is one of the great writer/artists of the era, and this here is his new dark fantasy series!
NIGHTWING #4 2.99
NINJAK #19   3.99
NOTES FROM SHADOWED CITY ILLUS NOVEL HC   24.95
NOWHERE MEN #11 2.99
ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 08  9.99
OTHERWORLD BARBARA HC VOL 01   39.99
PAPER GIRLS #9 2.99
POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH TP 16.99
PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER HC 12.99
RED ONE #3  2.99
REGULAR SHOW #39  3.99
REVIVAL #42  3.99
REVIVAL TP VOL 07 FORWARD  14.99
RICK & MORTY LIL POOPY SUPERSTAR #2 (OF 5)   3.99
RISE OF THE BLACK FLAME #1 (OF 5) 3.99
ROBIN SON OF BATMAN HC VOL 02 DAWN OF THE DEMONS 24.99
ROBIN SON OF BATMAN TP VOL 01 YEAR OF BLOOD 16.99
ROCHE LIMIT TP VOL 03 MONADIC  12.99
SAINTS: THE BOOK OF BLAISE TP  19.99
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #73 2.99
SECRET WARS TP 34.99
SEX #31  3.99
SHADOW: DEATH OF MARGO LANE #4 (OF 5)   3.99
SHERIFF OF BABYLON #10 (OF 12)  3.99
SILK #12 3.99
SKYBOURNE #1 3.99 Frank Cho writes and draws this espionage sci-fi thang.
SONIC BOOM TP VOL 01 BIG BOOM  12.99
SPIDER-MAN MILES MORALES TP VOL 01 15.99
SPIDEY #10 3.99
SQUADRON SUPREME #11 CW2 3.99
STAR LABS COFFEE MUG   11.99
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #6 3.99
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #6 MAYHEW VAR  PI
SUN BAKERY #3  5.99
SUPERGIRL #1 2.99 The Rebirth issue was great! Here are Kara’s ongoing adventures, courtesy of writer-to-pay-attention-to Steve Orlando!
SUPERGIRL BIZARROGIRL TP NEW ED 17.99
SUPERGIRL FRIENDS AND FUGITIVES TP NEW ED 16.99
SUPERMAN #6 2.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #12 3.99
UNFOLLOW #11  3.99
WALKING DEAD #158    2.99
WALKING DEAD #158 CONNECTING CVR PART 2  2.99
WOODS #25 3.99
X-FILES ORIGINS #1 4.99

That’s it for now, see you soon!
PKG/VC

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hello, all--

VCU is back! And the three almost-car accidents I was in this week will hopefully serve as wake-up calls to the new kids who’ve never driven in a city before. It’s harrowing out there, people! Stay alert. And to all the returning students who didn’t attempt vehicular manslaughter this week, I say WELCOME BACK!

BECKY CLOONAN will be at the shop Wednesday, August 31st from 6-8PM! You probably already know that because I’ve been talking about it for like a month-- because it’s awesome! Come out and hang out with one of the coolest, nicest most metal people in all of comics!

LAST CALL! The following is a list of books shipping on September 21st, but our order quantities lock on them this coming Monday. So the best way to guarantee you get a copy is to tell us you want it NOW, so we make sure we order enough!
ALIENS: LIFE & DEATH (Dark Horse) The venerable publisher is doing a great job propping up the franchises they have left in the wake of losing Star Wars.
CYBORG (DC) Vic Stone’s new series explores the growing divide between the hero and his humanity.
RAVEN (DC) A new mini featuring the cult favorite hero before she stars in the upcoming Teen Titans series!
TRINITY (DC) Francis Manupal tackles the big 3, Rebirth style! Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman’s ongoing team-up book!
M.A.S.K. REVOLUTION (IDW) Beloved Hasbro toy property of yesteryear makes a play at the big time in the new IDW shared universe!
MICRONAUTS REVOLUTION (IDW)They’re tiny, but they’re tough!
SEVEN TO ETERNITY (Image) I can’t overstate how big a deal this one is, one of the biggest books of the year-- a heady science fiction epic by Rick Remender and Jerome Opena-- don’t get caught with your pants down on this one!
BRITANNIA (Valiant) Murder mystery, ancient Roman style. Looks very cool.

SHIPPING! These are the books you wish would fall in love and become a couple on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31st!
4001 AD #4 (OF 4)   3.99
ABE SAPIEN #36 3.50
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #10   4.99
ALIENS DEFIANCE #4 3.99
ALL NEW WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1 4.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17 BDNM 3.99
ART OPS #11  3.99
ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #11 CW2 3.99
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT HARLEY QUINN AF II 28.00
BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 01 NATION UNDER OUR FEET 16.99 Ta-Nehisi Coates’ classic-in-the-making run on one of the best characters in the Marvel Universe gets its first collection!
BLOODSHOT REBORN #16    3.99
BLUBBER #3   3.99
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT TP  19.00
CARNAGE #11 3.99
CIVIL WAR II CHOOSING SIDES #5 (OF 6) 3.99
CRYPTOCRACY #3 3.99
DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE BITTER MEDICINE #5    3.99
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS ANNUAL #1 4.99
DC COMICS DESIGNER SER CAPULLO JOKER AF 28.00
DC ICONS JOKER DEATH IN THE FAMILY AF 28.00
DEADPOOL VS GAMBIT #4 (OF 5) 3.99
DOCTOR STRANGE TP STRANGE ORIGIN 19.99
DOCTOR WHO 10TH HC VOL 05 ARENA OF FEAR   19.99
DOCTOR WHO 11TH HC VOL 05 THE ONE 19.99
DOCTOR WHO 11TH YEAR TWO #12    3.99
DOG MAN GN VOL 01    9.99
EARTH 2 SOCIETY ANNUAL #1 4.99
EAST OF WEST #29 3.99
EDEN’S FALL #1   3.99
ENORMOUS TP VOL 02 IN A SHALLOW GRAVE  14.99
FRANK MILLERS SIN CITY HARD GOODBYE CURATORS COLL 275.00
FUTURE QUEST #4 3.99
GOTHAM ACADEMY ANNUAL #1 4.99
GROO FRAY OF THE GODS #2 3.99
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #11 CW2 3.99
GUILLERMO DEL TORO AT HOME WITH MONSTERS HC   29.99
HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #5 (OF 6) 3.99
HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN 60 DAYS OR LESS GN   19.95
HOWARD THE DUCK #10 3.99
HYPERION #6 3.99
INSEXTS TP  19.99
JAMES BOND #9 3.99
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #18 3.99
JUPITER’S LEGACY VOL 2 #3 (OF 5)    3.99
JUPITER’S LEGACY VOL 2 #3 (OF 5) QUITELY SKETCH VAR  PI
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 VAR ED  PI
LAZARUS #24  3.99
LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #9 (OF 9) 3.99
LONGEST DAY OF THE FUTURE HC   24.99
LUCY & ANDY NEANDERTHAL HC VOL 01   12.99
MAE #4 3.99
MARVEL 3-3/4IN LEGENDS AF ASST 14.99 ea
MARVEL PREVIEWS #14 SEPTEMBER 2016   1.25
MARVEL UNIV ULT SPIDER-MAN CONTEST CHAMPIONS DIGEST  9.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE CIVIL WAR DIGEST 9.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #11 2.99
MICRONAUTS #5 3.99
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #6  3.99
MS MARVEL #10 CW2 3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #45 3.99
NOVA #10 3.99
PAYBACKS #2    3.50
POSTAL #14    3.99
PREDATOR VS JUDGE DREDD VS ALIENS #2 3.99
PREVIEWS #336 SEPTEMBER 2016    3.99
PRINCELESS RAVEN PIRATE PRINCESS #10 3.99
REAL DEAL COMIX HC   29.99
REINCARNATE #1  3.50 Trippy new series from up n’ comer Michael Moreci about a gent who can communicate with his past selves thanks to taking a bullet in the head.
RICK & MORTY #17  3.99
ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #8 CW2 3.99
ROUGH RIDERS #5 3.99
SAGA #37  2.99 Welcome back, best paper friend.
SCALPED HC BOOK 05 DELUXE EDITION  29.99
SECRET CODERS GN VOL 02 PATHS & PORTALS 10.99
SECRET WARS TOO TP 17.99
SILVER SURFER #6 4.99
SKIP TO THE END #1 (OF 4) 3.99 Very promising looking fictional accounting of the life and death of a Kurt Cobain-esque rock star.
SONIC SUPER DIGEST #17  4.99
SONIC UNIVERSE #89 CVR A REG YARDLEY  3.99
SONS OF THE DEVIL #10  3.99
SPAWN #265 2.99
SPIDER-GWEN #11 3.99
SPIDER-MAN #7 CW2 3.99
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #14 CW2 3.99
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 ISN’T IT BROMANTIC 17.99 Best selling comic gets a likely best selling collection! Get it while it’s hot! It’ll be hot because there’s no air conditioning in the UPS truck it’ll be delivered in.
STAR WARS HAN SOLO #3 (OF 5) 3.99
STAR WARS HAN SOLO #3 (OF 5) MILLENNIUM FALCON VAR  PI
STAR WARS HAN SOLO #3 (OF 5) MOVIE VAR  PI
STAR WARS HAN SOLO #3 (OF 5) WALSH VAR  PI
STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS CAMMY #2 (OF 4)    3.99
STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED #9   3.99
STUDY GROUP MAGAZINE 4 DLX ED   19.95
SUICIDE SQUAD OFFICIAL MOVIE NOVELIZATION MMPB 7.99
SUICIDE SQUAD WAR CRIMES SPECIAL #1 4.99 original Papa Bear JOHN OSTRANDER returns to the Squad he created for this one shot!
SUPERMAN & THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP VOL 02 19.99
SUPERMAN BATMAN TP VOL 04 24.99
SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK TP 17.99
THUNDERBOLTS #4 3.99
TMNT UNIVERSE #1 4.99 Exploring the greater TMNT world and the wacky characters therein. I mean no disrespect-- but they’re kinda wacky.
TMNT UNIVERSE #1 1:10  VAR  PI
TOKYO GHOST #10   3.99 Final issue for the next couple years, if it ends as well as it’s gone it’ll be very high on my best of the year list.
TRANSFORMERS #56 3.99
UNCANNY AVENGERS #13 CW2 3.99
WITCHFINDER CITY OF THE DEAD #1 3.50
WORLD OF TANKS #1 3.99
X-MEN 92 #6 3.99
X-O MANOWAR #49   3.99

That’s it for now, see you soon!
PKG/VC