This is going to be a DC-centric newsletter this week, because they've
got some stuff on the horizon that needs your attention. First and
foremost, I have to commit to order quantities for books shipping in
NOVEMBER because they're being printed with ACETATE COVERS. What the
heck are those, you ask? Well-- for their standard covers, the books
will have a clear acetate cover with an image on them, on top of a
second cover image. Kind of confusing, I know. The concept is
explained/animated pretty well here ...
what I'd like to hear from you guys is if you want these, which will be
regular price (mostly $3.99) or would prefer the cardstock variants
that'll generally sell for a buck more. Or maybe you want both, who
knows? It's a long way out to have to decide what you want, I know.
Welcome to my weekly hell of trying to guess/figure it out. At any rate,
the acetate covers will not be reprinted, so if you feel like you want
them tell me now. If you don't care, carry on!
2nd DC bullet: remember those Wal-Mart exclusive GIANT comics from the
last year and a half or so? The new batch is going to be orderable by
comic shops! They'll retail $4.99 for 96 pages and will have a mix of
new and reprint content. Here is the list of the ones available in
October, let me know if you want 'em!
*DC GHOSTS GIANT
*DC SUPERHERO GIRLS GIANT
*DC VILLAINS GIANT
*SCOOBY DOO 50TH ANNIVERSARY GIANT
*SWAMP THING GIANT
*TEEN TITANS GO GIANT
*WONDER WOMAN GIANT
Mark your (probably digital) calendars: we've been asked to judge the
annual SUPER HERO COSTUME CONTEST at FALLOUT! Saturday, Sept 21st, 21
and older, come on by!
LAST CALL! Here are the other debuts for which our orders lock Monday.
Tell us now if you want them in your sub boxes! Recent sellouts like
'House of X', 'Once and Future' and 'Something is Killing the Children'
would've been in there if you'd let me know by the time my orders lock!
GRENDEL: DEVIL'S ODYSSEY
(Dark Horse, Mini, $3.99, shipping 10/2/19) Matt Wagner returns with one
of his seminal works! The whole Grendel saga is seriously one of the
most bats#!t comic storylines ever.
RUBY FALLS (Dark Horse,
Mini, $3.99, shipping 10/2/19) This one looks good... a woman becomes
obsessed with cracking a decades-old missing persons case when her
dementia-riddled Grandma starts spilling secrets.
JOKER/HARLEY: CRIMINAL SANITY
(DC, Mini, $5.99, shipping 10/9/19) An out-of-continuity look at the
Joker/Harley dynamic from a different angle, by NYTimes best-selling
author Kami Garcia! This time out Harley's a young forensic psychiatrist
on the hunt for a gruesome serial killer.
SECRETS OF SINISTER HOUSE (DC, One-shot, $9.99, shipping 10/9/19) Spooky short stories to prepare you for Halloween!
SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN (DC, Mini, $7.99, shipping 10/9/19) Adapted from a 1940s radio show, by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru!
STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER'S CASTLE (IDW,
weekly mini, $3.99, shipping 10/2/19) A sequel to last year's hit
weekly miniseries. Note: this is not the main cover, that isn't
available for us to see yet.
COPRA (Image, Ongoing,
$3.99, shipping 10/2/19) Bro, do you even COPRA? If not here's your
chance! Michel Fiffe's love letter to terse 80s super hero action finds
its new home at Image! Fiffe is one of the most innovative visual
stylists of the modern era, this stuff totally pops.
DEAD EYES (Image, Ongoing,
$3.99, shipping 10/2/19) Formerly Dead Rabbit until a pesky lawsuit made
them shut down and change names! A retired hoodlum resurfaces, leaving a
wave of violence in his wake. Great stuff!
NOMEN OMEN (Image, 15-part
mini, $3.99, shipping 10/2/19) Turns out our dreams are more real than
what we experience in the waking world! Creepy!
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: IMMORTAL HULK (Marvel,
One-shot, $4.99, shipping 10/2/19) I'm inclined to pull this for
regular Immortal Hulk readers, because it's by series writer Al Ewing.
BIZARRE ADVENTURES (Marvel, One-shot, $4.99, shipping 10/2/19) Marvel's weird anthology mag from the late 70s/early 80s returns for one issue!
CONTAGION (Marvel, Mini, $4.99, shipping 10/2/19) Something evil drops from space to infect Earth! Looks like it's in continuity, too.
FANTASTIC FOUR: GRAND DESIGN
(Marvel, Mini, $5.99, shipping 10/30/19) In the spirit of X-Men grand
Design, by the only guy who should be doing it! Tom Scioli's love for
and influence by Jack Kirby has been evident for over a decade! I can't
wait to see how he decodes and evaluates the FF's first 100 issues.
FUTURE FIGHT FIRSTS: WHITE FOX (Marvel, One-shot, $4.99, shipping 10/2/19) One of the breakout characters in the new Agents of Atlas gets a one-shot!
GHOST RIDER (Marvel,
Ongoing, $3.99, shipping 10/2/19) Can I get a HELL YEAH? As Johnny Blaze
reigns as the King of Hell, Dan Ketch returns to wreak vengeance on the
Earthly plane! By superstar team Ed Brisson and Aaron Kuder!
SPIDER-VERSE (Marvel, Mini,
$3.99, shipping 10/2/19) More of this! Another multi-dimensional story
featuring Miles Morales and a bevy of alternate Spideys!
STRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN
(Boom!, Mini, $3.99, shipping 10/2/19) A contender for longest title of
the week! Have you ever wondered how the insertion of an uncontrollable
alien monster into cold war politics might have affected the whole
shebang? Find out here!
BLACK TERROR (Dynamite,
Mini, $3.99, shipping 10/2/19) Another public domain superhero gets an
update, this time courtesy of Max Bemis! He's pretty good!
VENGEANCE OF VAMPIRELLA (Dynamite, Ongoing?, $3.99, shipping 10/2/19) Promising a more visceral look at the scantily clad vampire lady!
CATALYST PRIME: SEVEN DAYS
(Lion Forge, Mini, $3.99, shipping 10/2/19) This is exactly what the
Lion Forge connected super hero universe needed-- a strong writer to get
it all sorted and hopefully awesome. Gail Simone tackles the pantheon!
SHIPPING! There's some good stuff coming your way WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH: ABSOLUTE CARNAGE SYMBIOTE OF VENGEANCE #1 AC 4.99 Ghost Rider + carnage! The spirit of the 90s is alive!
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