Monday, February 19, 2018

Hello, all--

Is it just me or is time speeding up? I can't believe it's already been a week since I sat down to write one of these guys. Grant Morrison was probably on to something when he wrote 'The Invisibles'. And probably on something as well, but that's neither here nor there.

Quickie announcement before we get into the good stuff-- we now accept VENMO to pay for your comics! If you have venmo already you know how easy it is to use... if you don't, check it out! It's pretty cool.

LAST CALL! Hey, subscribers! I need a favor-- the books listed below are debuting in a few weeks, but our orders for them lock on Monday. If you see something you like, could you tell us by Monday? That helps us gauge interest and order quantities. We want to make sure we order enough, but without good intel from you guys we might not know. Thanks!
ETERNITY GIRL (DC/Young Animal) You've been checking her out in the back-up pages of the Milk Wars crossover, now she gets her own mini! Written by Richmond-to-NYC transplant Magdalene Visaggio, with art by the legendary Sonny Liew!
GHOSTBUSTERS: CROSSING OVER (IDW) The old gang and the new gang team up, thanks to an interdimensional portal! 
DRY COUNTY (Image) 80s Miami noir courtesy of Rich (Spy Seal, Dark Corridor, She Wolf) Tommaso! 
INFIDEL (Image) A contemporary ghost story that's been likened to GET OUT... if it's half as good as that was it'll be great!
NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS (Marvel) Taking cues from the forthcoming more horror-based New Mutants movie, the team reunites with a paranormal edge. 
BETROTHED (Aftershock) High school multi-dimensional science fiction romance! I don't think that genre has been mined too deeply yet. Looks interesting.
VAMPIRONICA (Archie) I think the title sums it all up. If you like Afterlife w/ Archie & Jughead: The Hunger, you'll probably be into this. Written and drawn by Greg Smallwood-- he's good!
SEA OF THIEVES (Titan) A video game tie-in! I don't know the game but the comic looks real sharp. 
SHIPPING! Here's what's on the way to you for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st:
ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #20                      3.99
ALL NEW WOLVERINE TP VOL 05 ORPHANS OF X                17.99
ALTERS #10                                           3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #796                              3.99
AMERICAN WAY THOSE ABOVE AND BELOW #6 (OF 6)         3.99
AQUAMAN #33                                              3.99
ASTONISHING X-MEN #8                                  3.99
ASTONISHING X-MEN BY CHARLES SOULE TP VOL 01 LIFE       17.99
AVENGERS #676 2ND PTG                     3.99
AVENGERS #681                   3.99
AVENGERS #681 BRADSHAW CONNECTING VAR   PI    
BATMAN #41                                               2.99
BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #2 (OF 3)                     3.99
BATMAN SINS OF THE FATHER #1 (OF 6)                      2.99
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #4 (OF 6)         3.99
BATWOMAN #12                                             3.99
BERSERK TP VOL 37                            14.99
BIRTHRIGHT #30                                           3.99
BLACK COMIX RETURNS HC                         29.99
BLACK PANTHER ANNUAL #1                                4.99
BLACK SCIENCE PREMIERE HC VOL 02 TRANSCENDENTALISM      49.99
BLOODBORNE #1 (OF 4)                   3.99
BOMBSHELLS UNITED #12                                    2.99
BRAVE & THE BOLD BATMAN & WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 6)         3.99
BRILLIANT TRASH #4                                       3.99
BSG VS BSG #2 (OF 6)                        3.99
CAPTURE CREATURES TP                          14.99
CAVE CARSON SWAMP THING SPECIAL #1                       4.99
COMPULSIVE COMICS SC                          19.99 Eric Haven is making some of the best gonzo-stream of consciousness-funny comics of this time period... if that sounds appealing to you, this will be!
DAMAGE #2                                            2.99
DAREDEVIL #599                                         3.99
DC UNIVERSE BY NEIL GAIMAN TP                           19.99
DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN #5 (OF 5)                      3.99
DEATHBED #1 (OF 6)                                   3.99 An old missing adventurer returns to recount where he's been, as he is about to meet his doom. Believe it or not, it looks fun!
DEFENDERS #10                                         3.99
DEPT H #23                                               3.99
DESCENDER #27                                 3.99
DIVINITY COMP TRILOGY DLX ED HC                         59.99
DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #1 (OF 4)        4.99 Mephisto's in Las Vegas and Dr. Strange ain't too happy about it.
DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #1 (OF 4) GARRON YOUNG GUNS VAR   PI    
DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #1 (OF 4) CONNECTING VAR   PI                
DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #1 (OF 4) TARNATION VAR         4.99
EMPOWERED & SISTAH SPOOKYS HIGH SCHOOL HELL #3           3.99
ETERNAL EMPIRE #7                                        3.99
ETERNAL OGN                                          7.99
EVOLUTION #4                                          3.99
EXCALIBUR EPIC COLLECTION TP CROSS-TIME CAPER           39.99
FAMILY TRADE #5                                          3.99
FENCE #4                                                 3.99
FURTHER ADV OF NICK WILSON #2 (OF 5)        3.99
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS #7                                 3.99
GEARS OF WAR RISE OF RAAM #2                  3.99
GENERATION X #87                                       3.99
GENIUS TP VOL 02 CARTEL                           19.99
GREEN LANTERNS #41                                       2.99
HARLEY QUINN #38                                         2.99
HELLBOY & BPRD 1955 BURNING SEASON ONE SHOT              3.99
HIT-GIRL #1                            3.99  Another Millar-verse character returns!
HORIZON #18                                          3.99
ICE CREAM MAN #2           3.99
INCREDIBLE HULK #713                       3.99
INCREDIBLE HULK #713 JTC HULK VAR   PI
INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1                          4.99
INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1 LOGAN HOLDS INFINITY VAR   PI      
INJUSTICE 2 #20                                          2.99
INVADER ZIM TP VOL 05                         19.99
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN IRONHEART TP VOL 01 RIRI WILLIAMS      19.99
JAMES BOND M ONE SHOT SPECIAL                            4.99
JIM HENSON STORYTELLER FAIRIES #3 (OF 4)                 3.99
JOYRIDE TP VOL 03                            14.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #39                                       2.99
KID LOBOTOMY #5                       3.99
KONG ON PLANET OF APES #4                                3.9
KRUSTY THE CLOWN (ONE SHOT)                              3.99
LAZARUS SOURCEBOOK #3 VASSALOVKA                   3.99
LUCAS STAND INNER DEMONS #1 (OF 4)                  3.99
LUKE CAGE #170                                        3.99
MAD MAGAZINE #550                                        5.99
MAESTROS #5                                         3.99
MATA HARI #1                                          3.99
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #24                3.99
MIGHTY THOR #704                                      3.99
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #11                                 3.99
MONSTRESS #14                                        3.99
MOONSHINE #7                             3.99
MOTHER PANIC TP VOL 02 UNDER HER SKIN                16.99
MULTIPLE WARHEADS GHOST THRONE           4.99  Brandon Graham's final foray into this sexy world.
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #63       3.99
NEW TEEN TITANS OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 NEW ED                75.00
NIGHTWING #39                                            2.99
NINJAK VS VU #2 (OF 4)                         3.99
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #1 (OF 12) 2ND PTG         3.99
POP MARVEL BLADE PX VINYL FIGURE              11.99
POSTAL MARK #1 (ONE SHOT)                           3.99
PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #5 LOVE AND REVENGE              3.99
PUMPKINHEAD #1 (OF 5)                        3.99
PUNISHER PLATOON #6 (OF 6)                          3.99
PUNKS NOT DEAD #1                        3.99
QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #3             3.99  
RED COLORED ELEGY GN                      21.95
RED SONJA #13                            3.99
REDLANDS #6                                         3.99
REGRESSION #7                                         3.99
SEX CRIMINALS #22                                     3.99
SEX CRIMINALS #22 XXX HANNAH BLUMENREICH VAR          4.69
SHIVER BUREAU #1                                         3.99
SONGS FOR THE DEAD #1 (OF 4)                 3.99
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #17                               3.99
SUPER SONS #13                                           3.99
SUPERMAN #41                                             2.99
SUPERMAN PRESIDENT LUTHOR TP NEW ED                     29.99
TAARNA #1                          3.99
TALES OF SUSPENSE #102 (OF 5)                          3.99
TANGLED #1 (OF 3)                  3.99
TEEN TITANS GO #26                                       2.99
TRINITY #18                                              3.99
TWISTED ROMANCE #3 (OF 4)                                3.99
VENOM #162 LEG                                           3.99
VINEGAR TEETH #2 (OF 4)                                  3.99
WONDER WOMAN CONAN #6 (OF 6)                             3.99
WWE #14                                                  3.99
X-MEN GOLD #22                                           3.99
YOUNG JUSTICE TP BOOK 02                                29.99
That's it for now, see you soon!
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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Hello, all...

Have you gotten your BLACK PANTHER tickets yet? Word is it's selling out theaters well in advance of its opening... it's gonna be huge and awesome. Come in next Saturday and we can discuss!

Just before that, on Thursday 2/15, we're having local creators Saxton Moore and Phillip Johnson come by for a meet n' greet to promote their forthcoming graphic novel PAPA CHERRY!  If you like loud music and deals with the devil and action and romance, get over here around 5pm and see what these guys are working on! And if you pick up a poster from them, you'll get a discount on your Velocity purchase! 
I have a lil' favor to ask of you... if you have a couple extra minutes, writing a review for us on facebook, yelp and/or google would help get us in front of more eyeballs online. With all the comic store closings and changes over the last year, we'd like to let folks know what we have to offer here. If we're doing right by you, let the world know! If we've dropped the ball, come talk to us so we can fix it! 
LAST CALL! Here are the titles debuting in a few weeks, for which our orders lock Monday afternoon. If you want to add any to your sub boxes, now is the best time to tell us! After this we might not be able to get more in case of a sell-out. ICE CREAM MAN is a good example of that happening recently. 
SHADE THE CHANGING WOMAN (DC/Young Animal) Revamped and relaunched post-Milk Wars! Lookin' sharp with a sweet Becky Cloonan cover as per usual. 
HIGHEST HOUSE (IDW) From the creators of the beloved series UNWRITTEN comes a new epic fantasy! 
OCTOBER FACTION: SUPERNATURAL DREAMS (IDW) This might be my favorite thing prolific writer Steve Niles has done in years, happy to see it continue! 
THE SPIDER KING (IDW) Ok, this looks amazing. Vikings vs. Aliens. Drawn like that. Sold. 
GIDEON FALLS (Image) This might just be your new favorite comic. Hitmakers Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino team up again for this urban horror story.  
OBLIVION SONG (Image) Robert Kirkman's new series! 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were lost in Oblivion. Nathan Cole goes in every day to try to save them. 
INFINITY COUNTDOWN (Marvel) It begins here! Err, at least the countdown to it does. 
COME INTO ME (Blackmask) Yeesh, creepy title much? This body horror/social media riff looks icky in a good way. 
DODGE CITY (Boom!) A comic about competitive dodgeball!
GREEN HORNET (D.E.) A new riff on a classic public domain character.
BALLAD OF SANG (Oni Press) Cashing in on that Phillipino child assassin craze that's been making the rounds. 
SHIPPING! These are your comics arriving WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th:
ACTION COMICS #997                                       2.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #42                         4.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #16                 3.99
ANGELIC #6                                               3.99
ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #4                               3.99
ARCHIE #28                                     3.99
ATLAS AND AXIS #2 (OF 4)                              5.99
AVENGERS #680                                      3.99
AVENGERS #680 BRADSHAW CONNECTING VAR   PI
BABYLON BERLIN HC                                       24.99
BABYTEETH #8                                          3.99
BARBARELLA #3                       3.99
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #19                        3.99
BATMAN LEGACY TP VOL 02                                 24.99
BATMAN THE DARK PRINCE CHARMING HC BOOK 01        12.99
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #14                          3.99
BINGO LOVE OGN                                           9.99
BLACK MONDAY MURDERS #8                              3.99
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #6           3.99
CABLE #154                                             3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #698                                  3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #698 EVELY HULK VAR   PI
COLD WAR #1                               3.99 Cryogenic future wars! Boom!
COLOR YOUR OWN X-MEN NEW MUTANTS TP                      9.99
CUCUMBER QUEST SC GN VOL 02 RIPPLE KINGDOM       14.99
CURSE WORDS #11                      3.99
DAREDEVIL EPIC COLLECTION TP MIKE MURDOCK MUST DIE      39.99
DARK FANG #4                                         3.99
DARK KNIGHTS RISING THE WILD HUNT #1                     4.99 The final one-shot tie-in, co-written by Grant Morrison!
DC DESIGNER SER AQUAMAN & MERA BY PAT GLEASON STATUE     250.00
DC MEETS LOONEY TUNES TP                                19.99
DEADMAN #4 (OF 6)                                        3.99
DEATH OF LOVE #1 (OF 5)                             3.99
DEATH OF STALIN                            19.99
DEATHSTROKE ANNUAL #1                                    4.99
DEFENDERS #9                                         3.99
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #294                              3.99
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #294 HULK VAR    PI                
DETECTIVE COMICS #974                                    2.99
DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1                               4.99
DOCTOR STRANGE #385                                   3.99
DOCTOR WHO 12TH YEAR THREE #12           3.99
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #521                      11.99
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE SPECIAL #48 2018 YEARBOOK         11.99
DOWNWARD TO EARTH HC                                29.95
DRAGON AGE HC VOL 03 UNTIL WE SLEEP          14.99
FALCON #5                                              3.99
FLASH #40                                                2.99
FLASH ANNUAL #1                                          4.99
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #248             3.99
GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #9                                    2.99
GRASS KINGS #12                                3.99
GRASS KINGS HC VOL 01                        29.99
HACK SLASH VS VAMPIRELLA #5 (OF 5)          3.99
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #38               2.99
I AM A HERO OMNIBUS TP VOL 01                19.99
ICE CREAM MAN #1 2ND PTG                             3.99
INFINITY COUNTDOWN ADAM WARLOCK #1                     4.99
INVADER ZIM #28                3.99
INVINCIBLE #144            5.99
JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #73                      10.95
JENNY FINN #4 (OF 4)                                     3.99
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #11 (OF 12)             3.99
JIMMYS BASTARDS TP VOL 01                          14.99
JUDAS #3 (OF 4)                                          3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #24                            2.99
KICK-ASS #1                      3.99 New main character, same creative team! Now at Image!
KICK-ASS #1 1:25 VAR    PI
KICK-ASS DAVE LIZEWSKI YEARS TP VOL 01               16.99
KICK-ASS DAVE LIZEWSKI YEARS TP VOL 02               16.99
KICK-ASS DAVE LIZEWSKI YEARS TP VOL 03               16.99
KICK-ASS DAVE LIZEWSKI YEARS TP VOL 04               16.99
KILL OR BE KILLED #16                                3.99
KILLER INSTINCT #5                         3.99
KIM REAPER TP VOL 01 GRIM BEGINNINGS                    14.99
LAZARUS X PLUS 66 #6 (OF 6)                           3.99
LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 02        9.99
LOVECRAFT MYTH OF CTHULHU HC                            19.99
LUMBERJANES TP VOL 08                        14.99
LUTHER STRODE COMP SERIES HC                        49.99
MAGE HERO DENIED #6 (OF 15)                              3.99
MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #5 AVENGERS W BLACK PANTHER         6.99
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #3                                3.99
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #3 DEL MUNDO YOUNG GUNS VAR     PI
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #3 HAWTHORNE HULK VAR       PI  
MIGHTY CRUSADERS #3                         3.99
MINKY WOODCOCK GIRL WHO HANDCUFFED HOUDINI #3        3.99
MISTER MIRACLE DIRECTORS CUT #1                       5.99
MOORCOCK LIB CORUM HC VOL 01                            24.99
MS MARVEL #27                                         3.99
MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS GN VOL 01         39.99
NAILBITER HC VOL 01 THE MURDER ED                  34.99
NEW SUPER MAN & THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CHINA #20          3.99
NIGHTWING TP VOL 07 SHRIKE                              24.99
NINJA-K #4                                    3.99
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #2 (OF 12)                             3.99
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #2 (OF 12) DODSON HULK VAR    PI
OLD MAN LOGAN #35                                      3.99
OLD MAN LOGAN #35 MCNIVEN HULK VAR     PI
PARADISO #3                    3.99
PESTILENCE TP VOL 01                                 17.99
PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #1 (OF 5) 2ND PR       4.99
PLANET OF THE APES URSUS #2                    3.99
POP RICK AND MORTY PICKLE RICK VIN FIG       10.99
PORT OF EARTH #4                                         3.99
PUNISHER #221                                         3.99
QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO TP VOL 01                       12.99
RAGMAN #5 (OF 6)                                         2.99
REAL DEAL COMIX HC                     29.99
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #19                             3.99
REGULAR SHOW 2018 SPECIAL #1                 7.99
ROBOTECH #7                                3.99
ROCKOS MODERN LIFE #3                                    3.99
RUMBLE #3                               3.99
SABRINA CHILLING ADVENTURES TP VOL 01                17.99
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #22                                    3.99
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #90                             2.99
SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS TP                                14.99
SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL TP VOL 02 LITTLE RUNAWAY       16.99
SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL WONDER WOMAN SPECIAL #1          4.99
SHEENA #6                                 3.99
SIDEWAYS #1                                         2.99  There's something very familiar about this new character, part of DC's New Age of Heroes... looks good!
SKYBOURNE #5                                             3.99
SLEEPLESS #3                      3.99
SLOTS #5                                             3.99
SPONGEBOB COMICS #77                                     3.99
STAR WARS ADVENTURES TP VOL 02                 9.99
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #11                                3.99
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #24                                3.99
STAR WARS THRAWN #1 (OF 6)                               4.99 DId you know early versions of this character had him using his name as a verb? "Begone, whelp. I shall Thrawn you later." Stuff like that. Thankfully it didn't stick.
STAR WARS THRAWN #1 (OF 6) ANIMATION VAR           PI    
STAR WARS THRAWN #1 (OF 6) CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR    PI
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #32                    3.99
STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS TP VOL 01                19.99
SUICIDE SQUAD #35                                        2.99
SUPERGIRL #18                                            3.99
THANOS #14 2ND PTG                           3.99
TITANS #20                                               3.99
TITANS TP VOL 03 A JUDAS AMONG US REBIRTH               16.99
TORCHWOOD THE CULLING #4 (OF 4)             3.99
TOTAL JAZZ HC                            19.99
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT TP VOL 02                       19.99
TROLLHUNTERS SECRET HISTORY OF TROLLKIND TP             10.99
TWISTED ROMANCE #2 (OF 4)                           3.99
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #29                          3.99
WARHAMMER 40000 FALLEN #4 (OF 4)              3.99
WEAPON X #14                                          3.99
WILDSTORM MICHAEL CRAY #5                                3.99
WONDER WOMAN #40                                         2.99
X-MEN BLUE #21                                        3.99
X-MEN BLUE #21 CHRISTOPHER TRADING CARD VAR    PI
X-MEN GRAND DESIGN #1 (OF 2) 2ND PTG             5.99
X-MEN GRAND DESIGN #2 (OF 2) 2ND PTG             5.99
XENA #1 (OF 5)                               3.99 Nobody ever would have guessed when she traded her sword for an assistant manager position at the local daycare that her life would get even MORE dangerous. (disclaimer: that's not what this comic is about.)
YOU HAVE KILLED ME GN                                   15.99
YOUNGBLOOD #9                                  3.99
 
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