Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hello, all--

Did you see what walked into our store this week? Check it out:
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...that’s a solid VF copy of Walking Dead #1, one of the most sought after comics of the last 20 years. We have it available for sale, but there are several interested parties swimming around it already. LMK if you’re interested as well, and we can talk turkey!

And that’s a nice set-up to remind folks that we’re actively buying comics these days. We’re pretty selective, trying to curate a good back issue stock… if you have anything pre-1990 with which you’re looking to part, or any key issues from any era, we’d love to see them. And the shop is specifically looking for the following currently:
-high grade SAGA #1
-first run of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA
-any and all DOOM PATROL issues, from any run.

BECKY CLOONAN will be at the store WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31st from 6-8PM to hang out, sign comics for you, and maybe talk about metal! It’ll be righteous, consider attending!

LAST CALL! Our order quantities will lock Monday on the following debuting titles that are scheduled to ship Wednesday, September 14th-ish. The best way to guarantee you get them is to add them to your sub list, subscribers! Pretty small list this week:
RESIDENT ALIEN: THE MAN WITH NO NAME (Dark Horse) A stranded alien hiding in plain sight as a doctor in a small Washington town has further adventures. Clever stuff.
STRAIN: MR. QUINLAN, VAMPIRE HUNTER (Dark Horse) The cult horror hit continues!
GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER (DC) The kids are back with a creepy new story arc and great incoming artist Adam Archer!
HADRIAN’S WALL (Image) An astronaut murder mystery set on a space station, and it looks gorgeous. Sold.

SHIPPING! These are the books that are coming in WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24th:
ACTION COMICS #962 2.99
ACTION MAN #3 3.99
ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #2  3.99
ALENA TP   17.99
ALOHA HAWAIIAN DICK #5 (OF 5) 3.99
ARCHIE #11   3.99
ASSASSINS CREED #11   3.99
ATOMIC ROBO AND THE TEMPLE OF OD #1 (OF 5) 3.99 Local gentlemen Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener unleash the newest Atomic Robo adventure, directly into your eyeballs! Support local!
ATOMIC ROBO TP HELL & LIGHTNING COLLECTION 39.99
BACK TO THE FUTURE CITIZEN BROWN #4 (OF 5) 4.99
BATGIRL #2 2.99
BATGIRL TP VOL 03 MINDFIELDS 16.99
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT JOKER AF 28.00
BLUE BEETLE REBIRTH #1 2.99 Jaime Reyes! Keith Giffen! Scott Kolins! Another DC knock out of the park?
BTVS SEASON 10 #30  3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #4 CW2 4.99
CAPTAIN MARVEL #8 CW2 3.99
CHEW #57  3.99
CIVIL WAR II #1 (OF 7)  2ND PTG  5.99
CIVIL WAR II ULYSSES #1 (OF 3) 4.99
CLEAN ROOM #11  3.99
CONAN THE SLAYER #2 3.99
DARK SOULS #4    3.99
DEADPOOL #17 CW2 3.99
DEADPOOL #17 KOBLISH SECRET COMIC VAR CW2   PI
DEADPOOL #17 RODRIGUEZ TSUM TSUM VAR CW2   PI
DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 03   15.99
DEATHSTROKE #1 2.99 Christopher Priest is a great writer, and he’s got big plans for his run on Deathstroke. One of the best Rebirth books kicks into high gear NOW!
DEPT H #5 3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #939 2.99
DISNEY DARKWING DUCK #4 2.99
DOCTOR WHO 12TH TP VOL 02 FRACTURES 14.99
DOCTOR WHO 2015 FOUR DOCTORS TP    14.99
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #502    11.99
DRAX #10 3.99
DUCK AVENGER #0 4.99
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (2016) #4 3.99
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #13 3.99
FAITH (ONGOING) #2    3.99
FILLER BUNNY COLLECTED WORKS TP 11.95
FLASH #5 2.99
FUTURAMA COMICS #80 3.99
GENERATION ZERO #1  3.99 From the ashes of the Harbinger comic comes this excellent-looking new Valiant series about a new group of teen heroes trying to help the underdog. .
GHOSTBUSTERS INTERNATIONAL #8 3.99
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #231 3.99
GODZILLA RAGE ACROSS TIME #1 (OF 5) 3.99
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #3 2.99
HARLEY’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK #4 4.99
HELLBLAZER #1 2.99 He’s smoking again and palling around with Swamp Thing. Win win! Although I don’t condone smoking for non-fictional people.
HERO CATS #12 3.99
HEXED HARLOT & THIEF TP VOL 03    16.99
INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #6 3.99
INVINCIBLE #130 2.99
ISLAND #10 7.99
JUDGE DREDD #9 3.99
KINGSWAY WEST #1   3.99 Chinese mysticism mashed up with the ol west, by Greg Pak!
LAKE OF FIRE #1    3.99  What happens when aliens crash on Earth in 1220 during the Crusades?!? We’re about to find out.
LOVE & ROCKETS LIBRARY GILBERT GN VOL 05 OFELIA   19.99
LUCIFER #9  3.99
LUCIFER TP VOL 03  29.99
MARCH GN TRILOGY SLIPCASE SET 49.99
MARVEL GALLERY SPIDER-GWEN PVC FIG 45.00
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN VS SINISTER SIX #2 2.99
MARVEL’S DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE #2 (OF 2) 3.99
MECHANISM #2   3.99
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS 2016 ANNUAL #1   7.99
MISS FURY VOL 2 #5 (OF 5)   3.99
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #10 3.99
MYCROFT #1   3.99
NEW AVENGERS #15 CW2 3.99
NIGHTHAWK #4 3.99
OMEGA MEN THE END IS HERE TP 24.99 It’s Tom King’s world, and he’s gracious enough to allow us to live in it. This collects the entire very critically acclaimed run that precedes King’s ascension to Batman-writing.
ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 9.99
ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 02 9.99
ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 03 9.99
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #20  2.99
OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING #5   3.99
OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG HC VOL 46 HARLEY QUINN  35.00
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #9 3.99
POP DARK CRYSTAL AUGHRA VINYL FIG   10.99
PRETTY DEADLY TP VOL 02 THE BEAR  14.99
RAI #16   3.99
RED THORN #10  3.99
RENATO JONES ONE PERCENT #4  3.99
REVISIONIST #3 3.99
RG VEDA OMNIBUS TP VOL 01  24.99
RICK & MORTY: LIL’ POOPY SUPERSTAR #2 (OF 5)   3.99
ROM #2 3.99
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #72 2.99
SHE WOLF #3  3.99
SIX PACK & DOG WELDER: HARD TRAVELIN HEROEZ #1   3.99
SKELEBUNNIES GN  10.95
SNOTGIRL #2   2.99
SOMBRA #2 (OF 4) 3.99
STAR WARS #22 3.99
STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #3 (OF 6) 3.99
STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #3 (OF 6) MOVIE VAR  PI
SUPER HUMAN RESOURCES #3 3.99
TANK GIRL 2 GIRLS 1 TANK #4 (OF 4)   3.99
TEEN TITANS #23 2.99
TEEN TITANS TP VOL 03 THE SUM OF ITS PARTS 16.99
THIEF OF THIEVES #34  2.99
TITANS #2 2.99
TMNT ONGOING #61   3.99
TOMB RAIDER 2016 #7  3.99
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #11 3.99
UNCANNY INHUMANS ANNUAL #1 4.99
USAGI YOJIMBO #157 3.99
VALIANT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK 2016 #1   2.99
VENOM SPACE KNIGHT #11 CW2 3.99
VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER #2 (OF 4) 2.99
WACKY RACELAND #3 3.99
WEIRD DETECTIVE #3 (OF 5) 3.99
WONDER WOMAN #5 2.99
X-FILES (2016) #5 3.99
X-MEN TP WORST X-MAN EVER 16.99
X-MEN X-TINCTION AGENDA TP NEW PTG 34.99

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

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Hello, all--

It’s been a very active week for the Velocity family… I’d like to offer some congratulations on a few milestones real quick: first off, former Velocity newsletter scribe TOM BATTEN continues his ascension to literary superstardom with a piece in the NEW YORKER this week: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/the-vampire-hunter-receives-a-phone-call-from-his-parents?mbid=social_facebook
...and also, former Velocemployee and current Velocipal JAKE TUCKER marries his sweetheart Lela today! See? Sometimes good things happen to good people.
...and also also, the former Velocemployee and current Velocipal TANNER BRAATEN, who holds the all-time Velocity record for both catching shoplifters AND banning ne’er-do-wells, says farewell to the River City as he fulfills his lifetime goal of stalking Steve Ditko by moving up to New York City. His soft, gentle voice will be missed around the shop.
And finally, RAWN GANDY’s 10 month old son ROLLIE dead-lifted a PT Cruiser clear over his head. Man, that kid is strong.

REMINDER! Wednesday, August 31st! 6-8PM! BECKY CLOONAN! Be there!

LAST CALL! Our order quantities will lock Monday on the following debuting titles that are scheduled to ship Wednesday, September 7th-ish. The best way to guarantee you get them is to add them to your sub list, subscribers!
RISE OF THE BLACK FLAME (Dark Horse) One of the coolest Hellboy bad dudes ever gets an origin story.
CYBORG REBIRTH (DC) Animation veteran John Semper jumps into comics with a new look at our ol’ half robot buddy Vic Stone, and the mighty Paul Pelletier is drawing all the pics!
EVERAFTER: FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES (DC/Vertigo)  Beloved characters making a comeback, courtesy of creators handpicked by Papa Bear Bill Willingham!
SUPERGIRL (DC) Stever Orlando has one of the most creative brains currently writing mainstream comics. You should check this out!
REVOLUTION (IDW) Hasbro’s shared universe of comics collides here! Rom, Transformers, GI Joe, Micronauts and more-- all punching each other in an event mini series-- like they should.
ECLIPSE (Image) IN A WORLD… where sunlight has become deadly, and cities only come alive at night, a murder mystery is born.
GLITTERBOMB (Image) Hollywood horror!
SKYBOURNE (Boom!) Frank Cho returns to creator owned comics with this fantasy/espionage mash-up!
NIGHT’S DOMINION (Oni) Fan favorite creator Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin) delves into dark fantasy!

SHIPPING! These are the books that are coming in WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 170th:
21ST CENTURY TANK GIRL HC 22.99
ALIENS DEFIANCE #3 3.99
ALL NEW INHUMANS #10 3.99
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #11 CW2 3.99
AQUAMAN #5 2.99
ATOMIC ROBO TP HELL & LIGHTNING COLLECTION 39.99
BACK TO THE FUTURE #11 3.99
BACKSTAGERS #1 (OF 8) 3.99 If you are enjoying James Tynion IV’s current very excellent run on Detective Comics, perhaps you’ll give his new Boom! Studios offering about teenage outcasts finding solidarity lurking in the shadows of the theater kid glory hogs.
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #1 2.99 The original team is back together, hunting down the mystery of the new Oracle.
BATMAN #5 2.99
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES HC 24.99
BIRD BOY TP VOL 02 LIMINAL WOOD   9.99
BLACK HAMMER #2 3.99
BLACK ROAD #5  3.99
BLACK WIDOW #6 3.99
BOBS BURGERS ONGOING #14   3.99
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #144 3.50
BRIGGS LAND #1 3.99 A mini Civil War erupts on a survivalist compound, courtesy of Brian Wood.
BRIK #2 (OF 6)  3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #12 CW2 3.99
CIVIL WAR II AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 (OF 4) 3.99
CIVIL WAR II CHOOSING SIDES #4 (OF 6) 3.99
CIVIL WAR II GODS OF WAR #3 (OF 4) 3.99
CIVIL WAR II X-MEN #3 (OF 4) 3.99
CORTO MALTESE GN THE ETHIOPIAN 24.99
CRY HAVOC TP VOL 01 MYTHING IN ACTION  14.99
CTHULHU 7IN ACTION FIGURE   49.95
DAREDEVIL PUNISHER #4 (OF 4) 4.99
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #25 4.99
DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY TP VOL 00 MERC MADNESS 16.99
DEMONIC #1 (OF 6)    2.99 The Skybound imprint from Image is quite the lil’ hitmaker. This new series mashes up straight up noir with demonic horror, and looks pretty darn good.
DESCENDER #14 2.99
DISNEY MAGIC KINGDOM COMICS #2 (OF 2) 6.99
DOCTOR FATE #15 2.99
DOCTOR WHO 12TH HC VOL 04 SCHOOL OF DEATH   19.99
DOCTOR WHO SUPREMACY OF THE CYBERMEN #2 (OF 5)    3.99
FALLEN #1 4.99 R.I.P. that Marvel character who died in Civil War II #3.
GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM DOUBLE TAP #2 (OF 9)  3.99
GOLD DIGGER #235 3.99
GOLD KEY ALLIANCE #5 (OF 5)   3.99
GOLIATH HC 19.95
GREATEST OF MARLYS HC   22.95
GREEN ARROW #5 2.99
GREEN LANTERNS #5 2.99
GWENPOOL #5 3.99
HARLEY QUINN #2 2.99
HELLBLAZER TP VOL 14 GOOD INTENTIONS  24.99
HORIZON #2 2.99
HUNT #2  3.99
I HATE FAIRYLAND #8    3.50
I HATE FAIRYLAND #8 F*CK (UNCENSORED) FAIRYLAND VAR  PI
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #16 2.99
INSEXTS #7  3.99
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS TP VOL 03 DARK JEM 19.99
JOYNERS #3  3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #3 2.99
KLAUS #7 3.99
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #2 (OF 6) 3.99
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #6 7.99
LUCAS STAND #3  3.99
LUCIFER TP VOL 01 COLD HEAVEN  14.99
LUMBERJANES #29 3.99
MANIFEST DESTINY #22 2.99
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #34 3.99
MIGHTY THOR #10 3.99
MOCKINGBIRD #6 CW2 3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #31 3.99
NIGHTWING #3 2.99
POLAR HC VOL 03 NO MERCY FOR SISTER MARIA  17.99
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #7 CW2 3.99
POWERPUFF GIRLS (2016) #2 3.99
ROCKETEER AT WAR TP 19.99
RUMBLE #13   3.50
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #4 3.99
SENSUOUS FRAZETTA DLX SLIPCASED HC  69.95
SIMPSONS COMICS #232 3.99
SONIC MEGA DRIVE ONE SHOT 2ND PTG 3.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #285   3.99
SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE ONE SHOT   2.99  That about sums it up, and you get a front row seat!
SPIDER-WOMAN #10 CW2 3.99
SQUEE TP 15.95
STAR TREK ONGOING #60 3.99
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #5 3.99
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #5 STEWART VAR  PI
STAR WARS TP VOL 03 REBEL JAIL 19.99
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #5 3.99
SUICIDE SQUAD #1 2.99 You saw and had polarizing opinions about the movie, now enjoy the comic!
SUPER F*CKERS FOREVER #1 (OF 5)  3.99 James Kochalka returns to his foul-mouthed teen super heroes!
SUPERGIRL REBIRTH #1 2.99 As noted above in the Last Call section, Steve Orlando is a powerhouse new writer that deserves your attention, and he’s putting his brain on Supergirl.
SUPERMAN #5 2.99
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE #3 3.99
TEEN TITANS GO #17 2.99
THROWAWAYS #2  2.99
TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 08   12.99
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #56 3.99
TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE #3 3.99
TUMOR HC  19.99
ULTIMATES #10 CW2 3.99
ULTRAMAN GN VOL 05  12.99
UNCANNY AVENGERS #12 3.99
UNCLE SCROOGE #17 3.99
WALKING DEAD ADULT COLORING BOOK  14.99
WEB WARRIORS #10 3.99
WICKED & DIVINE #22    3.50
WONDER WOMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ TP VOL 01 24.99
WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #10   3.99

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