I'ma start this newsletter with a big NEWS FLASH: Dan Didio,
co-publisher of DC Comics (with Jim Lee) was fired yesterday! This is
HUGE and no one is coming forward and explaining what happened. There's a
lot of fanboy hatred directed at Didio, and there are pockets of the
comic universe that will hail this as some great victory, but I'm not so
sure. My understanding from some folks that have worked at DC is that
Didio was a something of a firewall for creators, protecting them
against the uninformed instincts of the higher ups, the corporate suits
who don't give a squat about the characters. With Dan gone, will the
creators have less room to create? Are we about to see an era of dumb
gimmicks for short term sales at DC? This remains to be seen, and bears
Next weekend is GALAXYCON! These guys put in a great show, and building a
visit into your weekend will very likely yield a good time. Former
Velocity staffers and good pals Jake Tucker & Tom Batten are
tag-teaming several panels, and are two of the smartest and funniest
people I've ever met. If'n you're free, check it all out! Details HERE.
The only reason we're not tabling is because it's like 8 blocks from
the shop... doesn't make a ton of sense to lug hundreds of pounds of
comics down the street.
LAST CALL! Here they are, True Believers: the books shipping in a few
weeks for which our orders lock on MONDAY! be a champ and tell us what
STARSHIP DOWN (Dark Horse,
Mini, $3.99, shipping 3/18/20) There's a space ship buried beneath the
ice in Siberia, and it's been there a very long time. This book looks a
lot like the Dark Horse of old, a thoughtful premise explored
viscerally. I'm in!
X-RAY ROBOT (Dark Horse,
Mini, $3.99, shipping 3/18/20) I cannot overstate how much I love this
image. It's everything I like about comics, and what Mike Allred does
best: a trippy, psychedelic multi-dimensional road trip adventure!
FROM BEYOND THE UNKNOWN (DC, Mini?, $4.99, shipping 3/18/20) A new 100-pager, featuring new stories featuring Green Lantern, Kamandi, and the Legion!
OUTLAWED (Marvel, One-shot,
$4.99, shipping 3/18/20) The US Government is cracking down on teenage
superheroes! It'll be interesting to see how this affects the Marvel U,
as there are A LOT of characters that fall under this. And it's drawn by
Kim Jacinto, just a lil' smidge away from being the next big deal
Ongoing, $4.99, shipping 3/18/20) We can argue the merits of
Spider-Woman's new costume later, but it's cool Jess is getting her own
book again. She's a great character with a lot of layers. Did I love her
redesign from her previous series exponentially more than this new one?
Sure. But I'm still excited to see what they do here.
ARCHANGEL 8 (AWA, Mini,
$3.99, shipping 3/18/20) Debuting this week in our order cutoff is new
Publisher ARTISTS WRITERS & ARTISANS INC! This company has A LOT of
firepower for starting up-- former Marvel EiC Axel Alonso is running
things, and there's a Murderer's Row of great talent right out of the
gate. This one's about an Angel fighting in the war between Heaven &
Hell sanctioned to do whatever it takes to achieve his goals.
HOTELL (AWA, Mini, $3.99,
shipping 3/18/20) Weary travels in search of solace might check into
the Pierrot Courts Hotel, but here's a great chance they won't leave.
RED BORDER (AWA, Mini, $3.99, shipping 3/18/20) (Possibly supernatural) horror along the US/Mexican border!
THE RESISTANCE (AWA, Mini,
$3.99. shipping 3/18/20) Here's some of that firepower I was referencing
above: superstars JM Straczynski and Mike Deodato Jr reunite for an
epic sci-fi superhero battle yarn!
WICKED THINGS (Boom!, Mini, $3.99, shipping 3/18/20) Charlotte from the pages of GIANT DAYS, kid detective, gets framed for murder!
ARTEMIS & ASSASSIN
(Aftershock, Mini, $3.99, shipping 3/18/20) Pretty sweet tagline: what
happens when a time-traveling assassin and a spy from 1944 try to kill
SHIPPING: Boy oh boy, there's cool stuff coming in this week! Here's what's up for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th: 2020 FORCE WORKS #1 (OF 3) 3.99 ACTION COMICS #1020 3.99 ACTION COMICS #1020 CARD STOCK L PARRILLO VAR ED 4.99 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #40 3.99 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #40 TORQUE GWEN STACY VAR PI AMAZING SPIDER-MAN DAILY BUGLE #2 (OF 5) 3.99 AMETHYST #1 (OF 6) 3.99 Bursting from the pages of Young Justice (and originally from the brain of Richmonder Gary Cohn! Hi Gary!), the Princess of Gemworld gets a new solo mini! AMETHYST #1 (OF 6) CARD STOCK STEPHANIE HANS VAR 4.99 ANGEL & SPIKE #9 CVR A MAIN PANOSIAN 3.99 ANT-MAN #2 (OF 5) 3.99 ANT-MAN #2 (OF 5) SUPERLOG VAR PI AVENGERS #31 4.99 AVENGERS #31 JSC GWEN STACY VAR PI AVENGERS OF THE WASTELANDS #2 (OF 5) 3.99 BASKETFUL OF HEADS #5 (OF 7) 3.99 BASKETFUL OF HEADS #5 (OF 7) MATTEO SCALERA VAR ED 3.99 BATGIRL #44 3.99 BATGIRL #44 CARD STOCK T AND R DODSON VAR ED 4.99 BATMAN BEYOND #41 3.99 BATMAN BEYOND #41 FRANCIS MANAPUL VAR ED 3.99 BATMAN BROKEN CITY NEW EDITION TP 16.99 BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #7 (OF 8) 4.99 BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #7 (OF 8) SEAN MURPHY VAR 4.99 BATMAN OVERDRIVE TP 9.99 BATMAN SUPERMAN #7 3.99 BATMAN SUPERMAN #7 CARD STOCK ANDY KUBERT VAR ED 4.99 BATMAN TAS HARLEY QUINN HARLEQUINADE BUST 59.99 BECOMING HORSES GN 22.95 BERSERK DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 04 49.99 BEWARE WITCH`S SHADOW HAPPY NEW FEAR #1 CVR A CALZ 3.99 BEWARE WITCH`S SHADOW HAPPY NEW FEAR #1 CVR B BONK 4.99 BLACK CLOVER GN VOL 20 9.99 BLACK PANTHER #21 3.99 BLACK PANTHER #21 JOHNSON VAR PI BLACK TERROR #5 CVR B FORNES 3.99 BLADE BY GUGGENHEIM COMPLETE COLLECTION TP 34.99 BOOKS OF MAGIC #17 3.99 COMPLETE ELFQUEST TP VOL 07 24.99 CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS GIANT #2 4.99 CULT CLASSIC CREATURE FEATURE #5 3.99 DC SUPER HEROES BATMAN YR TP ULTIMATE RIDDLE 6.95 DEATH OR GLORY #9 CVR A BENGAL 3.99 DEATH OR GLORY #9 CVR B MURPHY 3.99 DEMON SLAYER KIMETSU NO YAIBA GN VOL 11 9.99 DETECTIVE COMICS #1020 3.99 DETECTIVE COMICS #1020 CARD STOCK LEE BERMEJO VAR 4.99 DIAL H FOR HERO #12 (OF 12) 3.99 DOLLAR COMICS AMETHYST 1985 #1 1.00 DOLLAR COMICS FLASH 1987 #1 1.00 DR STONE GN VOL 10 9.99 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 08 9.99 DYING IS EASY #3 (OF 5) 1:10 B&W RODRIGUEZ VAR PI DYING IS EASY #3 (OF 5) CVR A SIMMONDS 3.99 EXCALIBUR EPIC COLLECTION TP CURIOUSER AND CURIOUS 39.99 FALCON & WINTER SOLDIER #1 (OF 5) 3.99 This gets us all greased up in anticipation of the forthcoming Disney+ show! In my mind these guys shouldn't get along very well, so it should be fun to see them interact. FANTAGRAPHICS STUDIO ED HC DANIEL CLOWES 175.00 FANTASTIC FOUR GRIMM NOIR #1 4.99 FANTASTIC FOUR GRIMM NOIR #1 RISSO VAR 4.99 FAR SECTOR #4 (OF 12) 3.99 FAR SECTOR #4 (OF 12) EJIKURE VAR ED 3.99 FIGPIN MINI DRAGONBALL SUPER GOTEN PIN 7.99 FINGER GUNS #1 CVR A FLIP COVER 3.99 FINGER GUNS #1 CVR B 3.99 FLASH #123 FACSIMILE EDITION 3.99 FOLKLORDS #4 (OF 5) 3.99 GEORGE RR MARTIN A CLASH OF KINGS #2 CVR A MILLER 3.99 GHOST RIDER #5 3.99 GHOST RIDER #5 GARNEY VAR GIANT SIZE X-MEN JEAN GREY & EMMA FROST #1 BLANK VAR GIANT SIZE X-MEN JEAN GREY & EMMA FROST #1 COELLO VAR PI GIANT SIZE X-MEN JEAN GREY & EMMA FROST #1 4.99 Easily the big drop for this week-- kicking off a series of character-specific one-shots each written by JONATHAN HICKMAN, drawn by a different A-lister (this one: Russell Dauterman!) ... first up is Emma Frost and Jean Grey! GIANT SIZE X-MEN JEAN GREY & EMMA FROST #1 PAREL VAR PI GODZILLA 1962 GODZILLA VINIMATE 9.99 GODZILLA BURNING GODZILLA VINIMATE 9.99 GODZILLA RODAN VINIMATE 9.99 GRUMBLE TP VOL 02 RAISING HELL IN GARDEN STATE 17.99 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 2ND PTG VAR 4.99 GUNG HO #3 1:10 VIRGIN VAR PI GUNG HO #3 CVR A KALVACHEV 3.99 GUNG HO #3 CVR B NGU 3.99 GUNG HO #3 CVR C NGUYEN 3.99 GUNG HO #3 CVR D KUMMANT 3.99 HEART ATTACK #4 3.99 HELLBOY BPRD 3PK LTD ED ENAMEL PIN 4PC ASST 100.00 HELLBOY HELLBOY & ABE SAPIEN 2PK LTD ED ENAMEL PIN 80.00 HIDDEN SOCIETY #1 (OF 4) CVR A ALBUQUERQUE 3.99 The supernatural reality just past our vision is seeping in! Gross! But this looks cool. HIDDEN SOCIETY #1 (OF 4) CVR B DINISIO 3.99 ICE CREAM MAN #18 CVR A MORAZZO & OHALLORAN 3.99 ICE CREAM MAN #18 CVR B RIOS 3.99 INAPPROPRIATE HC GN 19.95 INVADERS TP VOL 02 DEAD IN THE WATER 17.99 INVISIBLE KINGDOM #10 3.99 JESSICA JONES BLIND SPOT #4 (OF 6) 3.99 JESSICA JONES BLIND SPOT #4 (OF 6) SIMMONDS VAR 3.99 JIM HENSON BENEATH DARK CRYSTAL HC VOL 03 24.99 JIM HENSON DARK CRYSTAL AGE RESISTANCE #6 CVR A FISH 3.99 JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE HC VOL 04 24.99 JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #4 3.99 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #20 3.99 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #20 CLAYTON CRAIN VAR ED 3.99 KIDZ #2 CVR A CRISTOBAL 3.99 KIDZ #2 CVR B QUALANO 3.99 KIDZ #2 CVR C JORET 3.99 KIDZ #2 CVR D FERRARI 3.99 KILLADELPHIA #4 CVR A ALEXANDER 3.99 LAST GOD #5 4.99 LEVIATHAN DAWN #1 4.99 Continuing from the excellent EVENT LEVIATHAN mini that wrapped last year! LUPUS TP 29.99 MARVEL MONOGRAPH TP ART OF ARTHUR ADAMS X-MEN 19.99 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #48 CVR A CAMPBELL 3.99 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #48 FOC CAMPBELL VAR 3.99 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #48 FOIL MONTES VAR 4.99 MIND MGMT OMNIBUS TP VOL 03 ERASER & THE IMMORTALS 24.99 MIRKA ANDOLFOS UNSACRED #4 CVR A MIRKA ANDOLFO 3.99 MIRKA ANDOLFOS UNSACRED #4 CVR B CHATZOUDIS 3.99 MIRKA ANDOLFOS UNSACRED #4 CVR C JON LAM 3.99 MIRKA ANDOLFOS UNSACRED #4 CVR D ANDOLFO LOCANDINA 3.99 MONSTER PLANET #4 (OF 5) CVR A COCCOLO 3.99 MONSTRESS #26 3.99 MY HERO ACADEMIA SCHOOL BRIEFS NOVEL SC VOL 04 10.99 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #87 CVR A FLEEC 3.99 NEW MUTANTS #8 3.99 OLYMPIA #4 (OF 5) CVR A DIOTTO & CUNNIFFE 3.99 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 19 9.99 PHANTOM TWIN GN 17.99 PLEASURE & CORRUPTION GN VOL 01 12.95 POP SPECIALTY SER MARVEL FANTASTIC FOUR HUMAN TORCH 10.99 PREVIEWS #378 MARCH 2020 3.99 PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 14 9.99 PROTECTOR #2 3.99 PUNISHER SOVIET #4 (OF 6) 3.99 QUANTUM & WOODY (2020) #2 (OF 4) CVR A NAKAYAMA 3.99 RAVENCROFT #2 (OF 5) 3.99 RED HOOD OUTLAW #43 3.99 RED HOOD OUTLAW #43 PHILIP TAN VAR ED 3.99 RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA #9 CVR A DALTON 3.99 REDNECK #26 3.99 RICK & MORTY #59 CVR A ELLERBY 3.99 RICK & MORTY #59 CVR B MAZZARELLO 3.99 RODIN FUGIT AMOR INTIMATE PORTRAIT HC 19.99 SAMURAI 8 TALE OF HACHIMARU GN VOL 01 9.99 SCREAM CURSE OF CARNAGE #4 3.99 SECOND COMING TP VOL 01 19.99 If you missed this in single issues, grab the trade! In an effort to toughen up his son a bit, God makes Jesus go live with an extra-punchy superhero. But maybe the line between teacher and student gets a little blurry, eh? Amazing stuff from the most underrated writer in the biz, Mark Russell! SEX CRIMINALS #27 3.99 SEX CRIMINALS #27 XXX KOCH VAR 4.69 SHAZAM #11 3.99 SHAZAM #11 S DAVIS M DELECKI VAR ED 3.99 SPIDER-HAM #3 (OF 5) 3.99 STAR #2 (OF 5) 3.99 STAR #2 (OF 5) FAGAN VAR STAR WARS #3 3.99 STAR WARS #3 LUPACCHINO VAR STAR WARS #3 SPROUSE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK VAR STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 03 BUR 19.99 STAR WARS LEGENDS OF LUKE SKYWALKER GN MANGA 14.99 STRANGELANDS #6 3.99 SUICIDE SQUAD #3 3.99 SUICIDE SQUAD #3 MICO SUAYAN VAR ED 3.99 SWAMP THING GIANT #3 4.99 TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE HC 34.99 TANK GIRL TP VOL 02 TANK GIRL FOREVER 16.99 TAROT #3 (OF 4) 4.99 TAROT #3 (OF 4) DAVIS VAR 4.99 TMNT JENNIKA #1 (OF 3) 1:10 NISHIJIMA VAR PI TMNT JENNIKA #1 (OF 3) 1:25 WILLIAMS II VAR PI TMNT JENNIKA #1 (OF 3) CVR A REVEL 4.99 The first new Turtle since the beginning gets her own solo story! TO DRINK AND TO EAT HC NEW EDITION 24.99 TOMORROW #1 (OF 5) 3.99 TRUE BELIEVERS IRON MAN 2020 WAR MACHINE #1 1.00 UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 12 15.99 USAGI YOJIMBO COLOR CLASSICS #2 3.99 WEATHERMAN TP VOL 02 17.99 WITCHFINDER REIGN OF DARKNESS #4 (OF 5) 3.99 WOLVERINE BY CLAREMONT & BUSCEMA #1 FACSIMILE EDIT ION 3.99 WOLVERINE TP DAUGHTER OF WOLVERINE 15.99 WONDER WOMAN #752 3.99 WONDER WOMAN #752 JENNY FRISON VAR ED 3.99 X-FORCE #8 3.99 X-MEN #7 DEL MUNDO GWEN STACY VAR PI X-MEN #7 4.99 X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #2 (OF 4) 3.99 X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #2 (OF 4) BROOKS VAR X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #2 (OF 4) HETRICK FLOWER VAR YEAR OF THE VILLAIN HELL ARISEN #3 (OF 4) 4.99 If you're not already on the list, we are shutting down holds-- if you want a copy, you gotta get to the shop ASAP on Wednesday (or arrange to pay remotely for your copy that morning!) It's the first full appearance of Punchline, announced after our orders locked, so it's gonna sell out fast. Direct any frustration towards DC for being inexplicably secretive about it 'til beyond the last minute. YEAR OF THE VILLAIN HELL ARISEN #3 (OF 4) R FEDERI CVR 4.99
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