PARKING! I’d call it the elephant in the room, but it’s more like a freak giant mutant mastodon all sprawled out over blocks of the busiest thoroughfare in the city-- hard to miss. They finally went and did it this week, folks. The city and the GRTC shut down parking along my block, without much information on when or if it’ll come back. It’s imperative to me (and the well-being of my business) to advise you as best I can on what parking options you have. I hope this is helpful:
- The VCU parking deck! It’s just down a block westward, above the Barnes and Noble. It costs $1 for an hour or less, and effective immediately we will split that with any customers that use this option and spend more than $20.
- Metered parking is still open (for now) across the street on our block!
- There are blocks and blocks of free one hour parking just north of the shop: East/West on Marshall, Clay, and Catherine, and North/South on Goshen and Gilmore. As VCU lets out there’ll be a lot more spots up around there.
- The parking lot behind us, but be aware: that’s attached to the businesses next to us like 5 Guys, Tropical Smoothie, and 7-11, and it is policed pretty heavily. As long as you fold a visit to one of those other places into your trip, you’ll be fine.
- Across the street in front of 7-11 there is a loading zone. You are legally allowed to park there for up to 30 minutes.
In other, more fun news, DC announced yesterday what is sure to be a contender for my favorite book of the year: Tom King and Mitch Gerads are doing a year-long MISTER MIRACLE & BIG BARDA series! Details are here:
...and Doom Patrol’s Nick Derington is on covers! Look at this!
LAST CALL! These books are shipping in a few weeks, and in order to order the right amount we need you subscribers to tell us if you want to add any of them to your lists! And keep in mind: adding to your list now doesn’t commit you to anything past the first issue. If you don’t like it you can drop it!
WONDER WOMAN: STEVE TREVOR (DC) That title makes it sound like Steve Trevor is taking over the mantle of Wonder Woman, but that’s not it. This is a one shot about Trevor timed to coincide with the WW movie.
HASBRO HEROES SOURCEBOOK (IDW) Like the old Who’s Who and Official Handbooks of yesteryear, this time with the likes of Rom, Micronauts, Transformers and more! We will be ordering very lightly on these, speak up if you want!
DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA (Image) Provocateur Howard Chaykin’s new series about the world we live in today.
ICEMAN (Marvel) The older version of Bobby Drake embarks on solo adventures while he figures his stuff out.
SECRET EMPIRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD (Marvel) This tie-in follows several characters as they decide to fight or fall in line with HydraCap.
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER (Marvel) His prior ongoing was too beloved, so they’re bringing it back. Just with 100% less Kieron Gillen, and 100% more Charles Soule.
BABYTEETH (Aftershock) Neonatal horror by the newly anointed hottest writer in comics Donny (Redneck, God Country) Cates!
UNSOUND (Boom!) I’m convinced Cullen Bunn is actually like 3 people, he writes way too many comics to be just one guy. This one’s a psychiatric hospital horror thang.
GAME OF THRONES: CLASH OF KINGS (D.E.) If you want this adaptation, sound off! Orders will be tight.
GWAR: ORSMAGEDDON (D.E.) Hometown heroes are back in comics! I imagine this’ll do pretty well here.
KISS/VAMPIRELLA (D.E.) There’s gotta be at least one person out there who has waited for this his or her or their entire life. If YOU are that person, let me know!
MAGNUS (D.E.) A new take on an old favorite.
MIGHTY MOUSE (D.E.) Do people under the age of 40 know who this is? I don’t know. But he’s got a new comic!
LOST FLEET: CORSAIR (Titan) Based on the hit sci-fi novels!
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That’s it for now, see you soon!