Monday, January 8, 2018

Hello, all...

In my excitement to get out my top 10 comics of the year last week, I totally brain-farted and neglected to put DOOM PATROL by Gerard Way and Nick Derrington on there. Probably would've placed about 5th, too. I can't imagine this will have any impact on your lives, but the book deserves a shout out (and your attention if you haven't checked it out), so there you go. Next week I should have my Top 10 GNs, TPs and indy book list ready to go as well.

LAST CALL! Here are the debuting titles for which my orders lock on Monday night. Subscribers, if you want to add any of these please tell me as soon as you can, so I order enough for everyone. Communication is a beautiful thing. 
HUNGRY GHOSTS (Dark Horse) This looks very promising-- Anthony Bourdain co-writes this anthology series featuring stories about the undead and food. I'm in!
JUSTICE LEAGUE DOOM PATROL SPECIAL (DC) This one-shot is a MILK WARS tie-in! Gerard Way and Steve Orlando co-write. It's gonna be weird. 
MOTHERLANDS (DC/Vertigo) Si Spurrier writes good comics. This future sci-fi parallel Earth monster comic looks to continue that streak. 
SIDEWAYS (DC) Spinning out from METAL! A new super hero is hitting the city, courtesy of Justin Jordan & Kenneth Rocafort! 
YOUNG MONSTERS IN LOVE (DC) Valentine's Day! One-shot! Ten bucks. But looks fun! 
STRETCH ARMSTRONG & THE FLEX FIGHTERS (IDW) I have no idea how to order this. If you want it, you're gonna have to tell me.
TANGLED (IDW) The continuing adventures of Rapunzel and her posse. 
STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI: DJ (Marvel) Learn more about Benicio del Toro's character and what led him to cross paths with Finn & Rose on that planet!
SHIPPING! Here's what is coming to you on a much warmer WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10th:
ACTION COMICS #995 2.99
AD AFTER DEATH HC 24.99
ADVENTURE TIME REGULAR SHOW #6 3.99
ALTERS #9 3.99
ARCHIE #27 3.99
ARCHIES #4 3.99
ATLAS AND AXIS #1 (OF 4) 5.99
AVENGERS LH #675 4.99
AVENGERS #675 TEDESCO CONNECTING VAR PI

BARBARELLA #2 3.99
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #18 3.99
BATMAN BEYOND TP VOL 02 RISE OF THE DEMON 16.99
BLACK LIGHTNING YEAR ONE TP NEW ED 14.99
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #5 3.99
BSG VS BSG #1 (OF 6) 3.99
CABLE #153 3.99
CABLE NEMESIS CONTRACT TP 34.99
CAPTAIN KRONOS #4 3.99
CHILDREN OF WHALES GN VOL 02 12.99
COWBOY NINJA VIKING DLX ED TP 19.99
COYOTES #3 3.99
CURSE WORDS TP VOL 02 EXPLOSIONTOWN 16.99
DAMNED #7 3.99
DAREDEVIL #597 3.99
DEADMAN #3 (OF 6) 3.99
DEADPOOL BY POSEHN & DUGGAN TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COL 34.99
DESCENDER TP VOL 05 RISE OF THE ROBOTS 16.99
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #292 3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #972 2.99
DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 05 SECRET EMPIRE 17.99
DOCTOR WHO 11TH YEAR THREE #13 3.99
DOCTOR WHO 12TH YEAR THREE #11 3.99
DREAM OF THE BUTTERFLY GN VOL 01 RABBITS OF THE... 12.99
ETERNAL EMPIRE #6 3.99
FIGHTING AMERICAN #4 3.99
FIRE PUNCH GN VOL 01 12.99
FLASH #38 2.99
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #247 3.99
GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #7 2.99
GRASS KINGS #11 3.99
GWENPOOL #24 3.99
HACK SLASH VS VAMPIRELLA #4 (OF 5) 3.99
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #36 2.99
HARLEY QUINN #34 2.99
HARLEY QUINN BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR #1 SPC 4.99
HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 04 SURPRISE SURPRISE 16.99
HEAD LOPPER #8 5.99 Replacement copies! The initial release had a big misprint. Bring it in to trade out if you bought one!
HELLBOY AND THE BPRD 1954 TP 19.99
HELLBOY KRAMPUSNACHT #1 3.99
INCREDIBLE HULK EPIC COLLECTION TP FALL OF PANTHEON 39.99
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE COMP COLL TP 24.99
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #10 (OF 12) 3.99
JUDAS #2 (OF 4) 3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22 2.99
KINGSMAN RED DIAMOND #5 (OF 6) 3.99
KOSHCHEI THE DEATHLESS #1 (OF 6) 3.99
MAGE TP BOOK 02 HERO DEFINED VOL 03 19.99
MECH CADET YU #5 3.99
MECH CADET YU TP VOL 01 DISCOVER NOW PX 14.99
MIGHTY CRUSADERS #2 3.99
MINKY WOODCOCK GIRL WHO HANDCUFFED HOUDINI #2 3.99
MISTER MIRACLE #6 (OF 12) 3.99
MS MARVEL #26 3.99
NEW SUPER MAN #19 3.99
NINJAK VS VU #1 (OF 4) 3.99
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #1 (OF 12) 3.99 What's better than a wise-crackin' expert archer raised in a carnival?!? A really old version of the same guy, duh!
OLD MAN LOGAN #33 3.99
OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING TP VOL 03 14.99
PARADISO #2 3.99
PESTILENCE #6 3.99

PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #3 (OF 5)   3.99
PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #3 (OF 5) VAR PI
PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #3 (OF 5) HU VAR PI
PORT OF EARTH #3 3.99
PUNISHER #220 3.99
QUARRY'S WAR #2 3.99
RAGMAN #4 (OF 6) 2.99
RASPUTIN VOICE OF DRAGON #1 (OF 5) 3.99
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #18 3.99
ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE #2 3.99
ROSE #7 3.99
ROYAL CITY #9 3.99
RUNAWAYS #5 3.99
SAUCER STATE #6 (OF 6) 3.99
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #21 3.99
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #89 2.99
SCUD THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN WHOLE SHEBANG TP NEW 34.99
SHE-HULK #161 3.99
SHE-HULK TP VOL 02 LET THEM EAT CAKE 15.99
SHERLOCK GREAT GAME #6 (OF 6) 4.99
SLEEPLESS #2 3.99
SLOTS #4 3.99
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #26 LEG 3.99
SPONGEBOB COMICS #76 3.99

STAR WARS ADV FORCES OF DESTINY REY     3.99
STAR WARS ADV FORCES OF DESTINY REY 1:10 VAR PI
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #10 3.99
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #31 3.99
SUICIDE SQUAD #33 2.99
SUPERGIRL #17 3.99
SUPERWOMAN #18 3.99
SWORD OF AGES #2 3.99
THOR BY WALTER SIMONSON TP VOL 02 NEW PTG 24.99
TITANS #19 3.99
TMNT ONGOING #78 3.99
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #28 3.99
VENOM #160 3.99
VISION HC 39.99
WALKING DEAD HILLTOP FACTION PIN 10.00
WALKING DEAD KINGDOM FACTION PIN 10.00
WALKING DEAD SAVIORS FACTION PIN 10.00
WALKING DEAD SURVIVORS FACTION PIN 10.00
WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 06 IMPERIAL PHASE PART 2 16.99
WILDSTORM MICHAEL CRAY #4 3.99
WITCHBLADE #2 3.99
WONDER WOMAN #38 2.99
WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2018 SPECIAL #1 7.99
X-MEN BLUE #19 3.99
X-MEN GOLD ANNUAL #1 4.99 If you remember and like Excalibur, you're gonna like this one.

That’s it for now… see you soon!
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Monday, January 1, 2018

Hello, all...

Did you know we'll be open completely regular hours over this last weekend of 2017? Yep, we're too old to party too hard, so we'll be here today (Saturday) 10-7, Sunday 12-6 and Monday 10-7. I bet there's a pretty good chance we've got something here you'd like to check out, come on by!

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY DAY! We're going to start something up on Monday 1/1/18, a shout out to the restaurant industry folks out there-- the bartenders, the cooks, the hosts, the servers-- you guys work your butts off day in and day out, in a largely thankless way. Both my daughters and my special ladyfriend work in the industry, so I hear on a daily basis the highs and lows. And I remember during the bike race that shut the city down a couple years ago, it was the restaurant industry folk who made it a point to get in here and spend money when very few people were willing to leave the house, even though they weren't making any money either. Anyway, to the point: from now on, every Monday here at Velocity will be for you-- you get an extra discount on anything purchased as a THANK YOU for taking such good care of us whenever we go out!

As it's the end of the year, and some of you have asked, here's my list for TOP TEN COMICS of 2017-- I typically only include stuff that's at least 4 issues deep, so we can have a good sense of how things are shaping up. Which is why MAESTROS and DOOMSDAY CLOCK are not up for consideration. But these comics rocked my socks off this year:
10. Invincible (Robert Kirkman & Ryan Ottley, Image Comics)
  9. Midnighter & Apollo (Steve Orlando & Aco, DC Comics)
  8. Paper Girls (Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang, Image Comics)
  7. Detective Comics (James Tynion IV & various, DC Comics)
  6. Generation Gone (Ales Kot & Andre Araujo, Image Comics)
  5.  Deathstroke (Christopher Priest & various, DC Comics)
  4.  Black Hammer (Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston & David Rubin, Dark Horse)
  3.  Batman (Tom King & various, DC Comics)
  2.  Kill or Be Killed (Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips, Image Comics)
  1.  Mister Miracle (Tom King & Mitch Gerads, DC Comics)

LAST CALL! Our orders lock on these books on Monday, and they ship out in a couple weeks. The sooner you tell me you want them, the better we do ordering enough for everyone. Don't miss out!

 
VINEGAR TEETH (Dark Horse) Visionary comic artist Troy Nixey's new horror/crime/humor mash-up!

 
GEAR OF WAR: THE RISE OF RAAM (IDW) Video game people! Tell us if you want it, we'll be ordering tightly.

 
DISSONANCE (Image) This one looks pretty sharp, eh? Two brothers with opposing worldviews try to prove their worth on an world filled with mystical spirits.

 
ABBOT (Boom! Studios) Hard nosed crime courtesy of Saladin Ahmed, beloved author and writer of Black Bolt for Marvel!

SHIPPING! Your first new comics of 2018, arriving WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3RD:
ADVENTURE TIME #72 3.99
AMERICAN WAY THOSE ABOVE AND BELOW #5 (OF 6) 3.99
ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #3 3.99
ANYA'S GHOST GN 17.99
AQUAMAN THE WATERBEARER TP NEW EDITION 19.99
ASTONISHING X-MEN #7 3.99
ASTONISHING X-MEN #7 MCKONE LEGACY HEADSHOT VAR PI
ASTONISHING X-MEN #7 NOTO VAR LEG PI
ATOMIC ROBO SPECTRE OF TOMORROW #3 3.99
BABYTEETH #7 3.99
BATMAN #38 2.99
BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #1 (OF 3) 3.99 Duke Thomas has a new name and a new costume! And he glows now!
BATMAN ANNUAL #2 2ND PTG 4.99
BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #4 (OF 8) 3.99
BIRTHRIGHT #29 3.99
BLACK BOLT #9 3.99
BLACK LIGHTNING COLD DEAD HANDS #3 (OF 6) 3.99
BLACK PANTHER ADVENTURES DIGEST TP 9.99
BLACK PANTHER BY HUDLIN TP VOL 02 COMPLETE COLLECT 39.99
BLACK PANTHER LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK 4.99
BOMBSHELLS UNITED #9 2.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #697 3.99
CAPTAIN ATOM THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM TP 16.99
CATALYST PRIME NOBLE #8 3.99
CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SORCERY TP 19.99
COLOR YOUR OWN BLACK PANTHER TP 9.99
CROSSWIND #6 3.99
CYBORG #20 3.99
DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY #5 (OF 6) 3.99
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS BUTTERFLY BATTLE 4.99
DEATHSTROKE #27 3.99
DOCTOR WHO 10TH YEAR THREE #12 3.99
DRAGON AGE KNIGHT ERRANT TP 17.99
DUCKTALES #1 2ND PTG 3.99
ELSEWHERE TP VOL 01 9.99
EXIT STAGE LEFT THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #1 3.99 Aaand our first contender for book of 2018 debuts on the first week-- written by Mark "Flintstones" Russell!
EXTREMITY #10 3.99
GENERATION GONE TP VOL 01 17.99 If you missed this gem in single issue form, grab it here! It's good!
GHOSTBUSTERS ANSWER THE CALL #2 3.99
GIANT DAYS #34 3.99
GOOSEBUMPS MONSTERS AT MIDNIGHT #2 (OF 3) 3.99
GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #3 3.99
GREEN ARROW #36 3.99
GREEN LANTERNS #38 2.99
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY LH #150 4.99
HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 04 FRACTURE 19.99
HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #4 (OF 6) 3.99
HAWKEYE #14 3.99
I AM A NUMBER HC 19.99
ICEMAN #9 LEG 3.99
INJUSTICE 2 #17 2.99
IRON FIST #76 3.99
JETSONS #3 3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #36 2.99
KILL 6 BILLION DEMONS TP VOL 02 14.99
KOSHCHEI THE DEATHLESS #1 (OF 6) 3.99 The Mignola-verse has kinda been on fire lately, eh? Lots of good new stuff to sink one's teeth into. This one looks like another winner!
MARVEL SELECT BLACK CAT ACTION FIGURE 24.99
MARVEL SELECT GREEN GOBLIN AF 24.99
NEMO HC 19.99
NIGHTWING #36 2.99
NO 1 WITH A BULLET #3 3.99
PAPER GIRLS #19 2.99

PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #2 (OF 5)   3.99
PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #2 (OF 5) VAR PI
PLANET OF THE APES URSUS #1 3.99
RAT QUEENS #7 3.99
RISE OF BLACK PANTHER #1 (OF 6) 3.99 Just in time for the movie, here's a fresh look at T'Challa's origins!
RISE OF BLACK PANTHER #1 (OF 6) MOVIE VAR PI
ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #7 3.99
ROGUE & GAMBIT #1 (OF 5) 3.99 Will they or won't they?!? I kinda wish they just would so we could end decades of speculation. At any rate, find out here!
SAGA THE WILL & LYING CAT AF 2-PACK PI These are beeeyooteefull.
SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #5 3.99
SECRET WEAPONS #0 3.99
SHADOW BATMAN #4 (OF 6) 3.99
SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS GN SQUARE FISH ED 9.99
SIREN SCHOOL ONE SHOT 5.00
SPAWN #281 2.99
SPIDER-MAN #236 3.99
STAR WARS #41 3.99
STAR WARS #41 CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR PI
STAR WARS #41 REIS GALACTIC ICON VAR PI
STAR WARS ADV FORCES OF DESTINY LEIA 3.99
STAR WARS ADV FORCES OF DESTINY LEIA 1:10 VAR PI

SUPERMAN #38 SONS OF TOMORROW 2.99
TMNT DIMENSION X TP 17.99
TMNT UNIVERSE #18 4.99
TRANSFORMERS VS THE VISIONARIES #1 (OF 5) 3.99
WALKING DEAD #175 3.99
WALKING DEAD #175 CVR B SIENKIEWICZ PI
WATCHVARK #1 4.00
WINGS OF FIRE SC GN VOL 01 DRAGONET PROPHECY 12.99
X-MEN GOLD #19 LEG 3.99
X-MEN GRAND DESIGN #2 (OF 2) 5.99 Wow, that was fast. Did you read that first issue! Pure mutanty joy. We've got a bunch left if you need it!
Z NATION TP VOL 01 19.99


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