Here we are in August now... meaning Hellyear is almost 2/3 the way
done! I know that on January 1, 2021 the world won't automatically snap
into a shape that feels good again, but hopefully we'll be on the road
towards calmer, juster, more compassionate and less pandemic-y times.
HOT TAKE! I've had a bunch of folks ask for my read on
the Tom King/Jae Lee situation that exploded on twitter this week.
Here's my official take: Man, I am really digging 'Strange Adventures'
so far and I can't wait to see what King does with 'Rorschach' and
'Batman/Catwoman'. Jae Lee has had a remarkable artistic transformation
over the years and always presents atmospheric, provocative imagery
unlike anyone else in the biz. Also, I never go on twitter-- an act I
consider self-care. Nuff said!
DC COMICS sure is shaking up the status quo... first
they drop Diamond as their distributor of choice, and now they've just
announced retailers must complete their weekly order commitments by SUNDAY
instead of Monday. Does this create more work for shops, or at least
force them to do their work differently? You betcha! Does there seem to
be any value at all in forcing this change? Not from my vantage point!
Do we have a choice? Nope! So, if you see something in the Newsletter
from DC that you wanna check out, try to let us know by Sunday instead
of Monday so we can make sure it's ordered for you. Also, if you have a
preference between DC's standard covers and their variants, please let
us know earlier than the week they're out! As much as we'd love to be
able to read your minds we can't, but we still want to order for you
exactly which you prefer. Thanks, team!
LAST CALL! Here are the items we want to showcase for
you whose orders lock on MONDAY (except DC!)... let us know ASAP if
you'd like to add any titles to your lists, subscribers! For the entire
stack of orders we're committing, go HERE!
HELLBLAZER: RISE & FALL
(DC/Black Label, Mini, $6.99, shipping 9/1/20) This looks good-- rising
star Tom Taylor gets to cut loose on a Constantine yarn! A businessman
is dropped from a great height and is found impaled by a church spire...
and the dude has angel wings? Sounds like a very Constantine kinda
problem. Art by the mighty Darick Robertson!
BOMB QUEEN (Image, Mini,
$3.99, shipping 8/26/20) In an effort to prevent President 45 from
becoming Prez for lyfe, Bomb Queen seeks to steal his base and start her
FANTASTIC FOUR: ANTITHESIS
(Marvel, Mini, $4.99, shipping 8/26/20) Living legends Mark Waid &
Neal Adams unite to deliver an FF story like never before! Y'know, both
of these creators are Velocipals... I wonder if it was their connection
to the shop that brought their collaborative relationship together. I'm
sure that's what it was.
CANTO II: HOLLOW MEN (IDW,
Mini, $3.99, shipping 8/26/20) More of this lil' guy! This is something
of a hit for IDW, but I can't say it has much traction at our shop.
Should we be ordering more? Let us know!
LOCKE & KEY: IN PALE BATTALIONS GO (IDW, Mini, $3.99, shipping 8/26/20) More of this, from the original creative team of Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez!
MARS ATTACKS RED SONJA
(Dynamite, Mini, $3.99, shipping 8/26/20) Dynamite has a lot of licensed
properties, and a will to mash them up as much as possible. To
creatively satisfying result? Too soon to tell... but if you want this
guy sound off! Orders will be lean beyond preorders.
SHIPPING! Here's what's here WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5th! For you!
ALIEN ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY #1
(OF 5) CVR A BALBI 3.99 I bet there are some Alien fans out
there that would love to catalog the subtle differences between what was
written and what was filmed. This is for you!
ALIEN ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY #1 (OF 5) CVR B SIMONSON 3.99
ALL TOGETHER NOW GN 12.99
ANT-MAN #4 (OF 5) 3.99
AQUAMAN VOL 02 AMNESTY TP 19.99
AVENGERS OF THE WASTELANDS #4 (OF 5) 3.99
BAD MOTHER #1 CVR A 3.99 Don't eff with a Soccer Mom's kid. Just don't.
BAD MOTHER #1 CVR B BRADSTREET 3.99
BATMAN #96 CVR A GUILLEM MARCH (JOKER WAR) 3.99
BATMAN #96 CVR B FRANCESCO MATTINA CARD STOCK VAR (JOKER WAR) 4.99
BATMAN #96 INC 1:25 JORGE JIMENEZ JOKER HUNTER CARD STOCK VAR PI
BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #3 (OF 6) CVR A JOE QUINONES 3.99
BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #3 (OF 6) CVR B DAN HIPP VAR 3.99
BLACK CAT #12 3.9
BLACK CAT #12 SKAN VAR 3.99
BORUTO GN VOL 09 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS 9.99
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #16 CVR A MAIN LOPEZ 3.99
DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL LEGENDS OT DARK KNIGHTS #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A TONY S DANIEL 5.99
DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL LEGENDS OT DARK KNIGHTS #1 (ONE SHOT) INC 1:25 KAARE ANDREWS VAR PI
DC CLASSICS THE BATMAN ADVENTURES #3 1.99
DCEASED DEAD PLANET #2 (OF 6) CVR A DAVID FINCH 3.99
DCEASED DEAD PLANET #2 (OF 6) CVR B FRANCESCO MATTINA CARD STOCK VAR 4.99
DCEASED DEAD PLANET #2 (OF 6) CVR C BEN OLIVER MOVIE CARD STOCK VAR 4.99
DEADPOOL #6 3.99
DEADPOOL #6 PHAM MARVEL ZOMBIES VAR PI
DEMON SLAYER KIMETSU NO YAIBA GN VOL 15 9.99
DISASTER INC #2 3.99
DR STRANGE #6 3.99
DREAMING WAKING HOURS #1 CVR A NICK ROBLES 3.99
DREAMING WAKING HOURS #1 CVR B YANICK PAQUETTE CARD STOCK VAR 4.99
EMPYRE #4 (OF 6) 4.99
EMPYRE #4 (OF 6) GARBETT VAR PI
EMPYRE #4 (OF 6) LOZANO AVENGER VAR PI
EMPYRE #4 (OF 6) SECRET VAR (NET) PI
EMPYRE HANDBOOK #1 4.99
EMPYRE X-MEN #2 (OF 4) 4.99
EMPYRE X-MEN #2 (OF 4) WERNECK VAR 4.99
FANTASTIC FOUR #22 EMP 3.99
FAR SECTOR #7 (OF 12) CVR A JAMAL CAMPBELL 3.99 Patrick's #1 book of the year (so far) returns!
FAR SECTOR #7 (OF 12) CVR B STJEPAN SEJIC VAR 3.99
FCBD 2020 INVINCIBLE #1 FREEEEEE!
FIRE POWER BY KIRKMAN & SAMNEE #1 3.99 This contains the material from the FCBD issue... and MORE?!? Great start by Kirkman & Samnee!
FIRE POWER BY KIRKMAN & SAMNEE #2 3.99
FIVE YEARS TP VOL 02 STALEMATE 15.99
FLAPPER QUEENS WOMEN CARTOONISTS OF JAZZ AGE HC 34.99
GHOSTWRITER HC PULIDO 19.99
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #273 CVR A ATKINS 3.99
GIANT SIZE X-MEN FANTOMEX #1
4.99 One of my favorite mutants gets a solo shoutout... I
hope they address his body's relationship to Xavier's brain! It's
GIANT SIZE X-MEN FANTOMEX #1 GIST VAR 4.99
GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 04 16.99
GODDAMNED VIRGIN BRIDES #2 (OF 5) 3.99
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 3.99
GUTT GHOST TROUBLE W/ SAWBUCK SKELETON SOCIETY MIGNOLA CVR 3.99
HORIZON ZERO DAWN #1 CVR A ARTGERM 3.99
HORIZON ZERO DAWN #1 CVR E MOMOKO 3.99
HORIZON ZERO DAWN #1 CVR G LOISH VIRGIN 10 COPY INC PI
ICE CREAM MAN #20 CVR A MORAZZO & OHALLORAN 3.99
ICE CREAM MAN #20 CVR B MORAZZO & OHALLORAN 3.99
JOJOS BIZARRE ADV 4 DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE HC 19.99
JUJUTSU KAISEN GN VOL 05 9.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #50 CVR A DOUG MAHNKE 4.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #50 CVR B TRAVIS CHAREST VAR 5.99
KING OF NOWHERE #4 (OF 5) CVR A JENKINS 3.99
KING OF NOWHERE #4 (OF 5) FOC FELICI VAR 3.99
LORDS OF EMPYRE CELESTIAL MESSIAH #1 4.99 Now THIS is the character I wanna know more about from the excellent Empyre event. What a weird angry kid!
LORDS OF EMPYRE CELESTIAL MESSIAH #1 CASSARA VAR 4.99
MAESTRO #1 POSTER 8.99
MARVEL CLASSIC STICKER BOOK 12.99
MARVELS SPIDER-MAN BLACK CAT STRIKES #4 (OF 5) 3.99
METALSHARK BRO 2 #1 ASSAULT ON HAMZIG ISLAND 3.99
MONEY SHOT #7 3.99
MORBIUS TP VOL 01 15.99
MY HERO ACADEMIA SMASH GN VOL 05 9.99
NANCY DREW & HARDY BOYS DEATH OF NANCY DREW #3 CVR 3.99
NEGAN LIVES #1 2ND PTG 4.99
NYMPH HC 29.99
ON THE STUMP #4 CVR A PRENZY 3.99
ONE PIECE GN VOL 94 9.99
ONE STORY HC GIPI 22.99
OZ COMPLETE COLLECTION GN TP OZMA DOROTHY & WIZARD 15.99
POP HEROES BIRDS OF PREY HARLEY QUINN ROLLER DERBY 10.99
POP HEROES BIRDS OF PREY HARLEY QUINN BLACK MASK 10.99
POP SW MANDALORIAN THE CHILD VINYL FIG 10.99
PRETTY VIOLENT #8 3.99
PRISON PIT COMPLETE COLLECTION HC 39.99 One of my favorite comics of the last decade is finally in print as a ginormous volume. Not for the squeamish!
PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 16 9.99
PROTECTOR #5 3.99
PUNISHER SOVIET TP 17.99
RAGNAROK BREAKING OF HELHEIM #6 (OF 6) CVR A SIMON 4.99
REAVER #10 3.99
RESIDENT ALIEN OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 24.99
RICK & MORTY PRESENTS BIRDPERSON #1 CVR A STRESSIN 4.99
SAMURAI 8 TALE OF HACHIMARU GN VOL 03 9.99
SAVAGE AVENGERS TP VOL 02 TO DINE WITH DOOM 19.99
SEEDS & STEMS GN MEGG & MOGG 29.99
SEX CRIMINALS #30 3.99
SEX CRIMINALS #30 XXX WADA VAR 4.69
SHIRLEY & JAMILA SAVE THEIR SUMMER GN 10.99
STAR WARS #5 3.99
STAR WARS #5 SPROUSE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK VAR PI
STAR WARS #5 ZIRCHER VAR PI
STAR WARS ADVENTURES CLONE WARS #3 (OF 5) CVR A 3.99
STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #1 2ND PTG VAR 3.99
STRANGE ADVENTURES #4 (OF 12) CVR A MITCH GERADS 4.99
STRANGE ADVENTURES #4 (OF 12) CVR B EVAN DOC SHANER VAR 4.99
STRIKEFORCE #9 3.99
TEEN TITANS GO TO CAMP TP 9.99
TOYBOX AMERICANA 34.99
UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #7 CVR A CAMUNCOLI 3.99
UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #7 CVR B ADLARD 3.99
USAGI YOJIMBO #11 CVR A SAKAI 3.99
VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE #1 CVR A CAMPBEL 3.99
VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE #1 CVR B DANIEL & GOODEN 3.99
VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE #1 CVR C MACK 3.99
WINTER OF THE CARTOONIST HC PACO ROCA 21.99
YES IM FLAGGING QUEER HANKY CODE 101 ONE SHOT 5.00
YOUNG JUSTICE #17 CVR A JOHN TIMMS 3.99
YOUNG JUSTICE #17 CVR B MIRKA ANDOLFO VAR 3.99
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