Saturday, August 1, 2020

Hello, all!

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 own campaign. 
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

CAPTAIN AMERICA #21                                      3.99 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #21 ZIRCHER MARVEL ZOMBIES VAR      PI  

CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 03 LAST AVENGER                   17.99 

COFFIN BOUND #5                                      3.99

COLLAPSER TP       16.99

CONAN BARBARIAN ORIG MARVEL YRS EPIC COLL TP         34.99 

CROW LETHE #3 (OF 3) CVR A MOMOKO                        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 complicated. 

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

That's it for now... see you soon!
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Monday, July 27, 2020

Hello, all!

Everybody hanging on okay out there? 2020 is a never-ending bull ride and it feels like we're all a millisecond away from losing grip and getting trampled. Luckily there's a steady stream of awesome comics coming out these days to distract, inspire, and immerse in. Since we're halfway through this apocalypse of a year, I thought it'd be fun to offer up my TOP 10 COMICS THUS FAR... maybe there'll be something new in there for you to check out. Without further adieu, here's the stuff I'm personally using to distract, inspire, and immerse in:
10. FIREPOWER (Image) by Robert Kirkman & Chris Samnee
 9. WOLVERINE (Marvel) by Ben Percy & Adam Kubert
 8. BILLIONAIRE ISLAND (Ahoy) by Mark Russell & Steve Pugh
 7. STEALTH (Image) by Mike Costa & Nate Bellgarde
 6. WONDER WOMAN: DEAD EARTH (DC) by Daniel Warren Johnson
 5. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY by Al Ewing & Juan Cabal
 4. SUICIDE SQUAD (DC) by Tom Taylor & Bruno Redondo
 3. STRANGE ADVENTURES (DC) by Tom King, Mitch Gerads, & Evan Shaner
 2. DAREDEVIL (Marvel) by Chip Zdarsky & Marco Checchetto
 1. FAR SECTOR (DC) by NK Jemisin & Jamal Campbell
There are some obvious omissions in there... 'Something is Killing the Children' narrowly missed entry, 'X-Men' hasn't come out in a long long time, and 'Immortal Hulk' is segueing into its next story arc. All excellent, but the above books are the ones I find myself diving into first, and rereading.

REAL TALK: This week the unemployment supplement runs out for folks grappling with financially surviving the pandemic. We understand that this might limit your ability to pick up your comics. What's very important, though, is talking to us about it. We're in a similar boat-- we cannot afford to hang onto stuff indefinitely, and if you communicate to us I'm sure we can work something out. If you ghost us we have no choice but to shut the box down, and it won't be the kind of thing where you can just pick it back up at your whim. Let's all try to be as financially smart and respectful of others' situations as we can through this, okay?

LAST CALL! Here are the debuting titles we think are worth your time to consider adding to your sub list. Our orders lock on Monday afternoon, so telling us if you'd like any prior to that is a guarantee you'll get what you want. HERE is the whole list of all non-DC items we're locking in... 
BATMAN: THREE JOKERS (DC Black Label, Mini, $6.99, shipping 8/25/20) One of the most anticipated comics of the decade is finally on schedule! There will be a bunch of covers, and we're partnering with some fine shops to make sure we can get as many of them for you as we can. 
DEATH METAL GUIDEBOOK (DC, One-shot, $5.99, shipping 8/18/20) If you've read some of Death Metal but were left with a deep sense of "hhhhuuhhh?", this'll hopefully clear that up. We're not going to order a ton over sub numbers, so tell us if you want it! 
VOYAGE TO THE STARS (IDW, Mini, $3.99, shipping 8/19/20) Based on the hit podcast that I've never heard of! There's great people involved so I'm sure it's a hoot. 
LORDS OF EMPYRE: SWORDSMAN (Marvel, One-shot, $4.99, shipping 8/19/20) Empyre has been killing it so far, so I'm all in on this guy. 
MAESTRO (Marvel, Mini, $4.99, shipping 8/19/20) There's a big gap in the story between the Hulk we know now and the Maestro he one day becomes. This mini is the bridge!
POWER RANGERS: DRAKKON NEW DAWN (Dynamite, Mini, $4.99, shipping 8/19/20) Looks like there's a lot of buildup to this that has MMPR fans buzzing. 
SHADOW SERVICE (Vault, Mini, $3.99, shipping 8/19/20) A witch who's also a Private Investigator! 
SHIPPING! Here's all the stuff we're getting for you this week! I went ahead and just merged DC into the whole flow.
ADVENTURE ZONE GN VOL 03 PETALS TO METAL       19.99  The beloved series returns! We actually already have them because we can get them from a variety of sources. But here's more!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #45                                   4.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #45 BAGLEY VAR      PI
ARCHIE #713 (ARCHIE & KATY KEENE PT 4) CVR A BRAGA       3.99
ASCENDER #11                                       3.99
ASH & THORN #3                                 3.99
AVENGERS EPIC COLLECTION TP THIS BEACHHEAD EARTH        39.99
BABY SITTERS LITTLE SISTER GN VOL 02 KARENS ROLLER      10.99
BATMAN DELUXE ED COLL HC BOOK 05                        34.99
BATMAN SUPERMAN #10 CVR A CLAYTON HENRY    3.99
BATMAN SUPERMAN #10 CVR B RICCARDO FEDERICI CARD STOCK VAR    4.99
BERSERK DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 05        49.99    RESTOCK
BLACK MAGICK #12                                    3.99
BLADE RUNNER 2019 #8 CVR A HERVAS                    3.99
BLADE RUNNER 2019 #8 CVR B MEAD                   3.99
BOYS DEAR BECKY #3                                3.99
CABLE #2 DX               3.99  Gguuhhhhh, finally!
CABLE #2 OLIVETTI VAR DX             PI
CAPT UNDERPANTS COMIC READER #1 HAUNTED HACKAWEEN        5.99
CAPTAIN MARVEL #18 EMP                                   3.99
CAPTAIN MARVEL #18 MORA EMPYRE VAR EMP       PI    
CLOVEN HC VOL 01                          22.99
COMICARE LONG COMIC BOX     8.00 EACH
CRITICAL ROLE TP VOL 02 VOX MACHINA ORIGINS       19.99
CUPHEAD TP VOL 01 COMIC CAPERS & CURIOS    10.99
DC CYBERNETIC SUMMER #1 (ONE SHOT)    9.99
DEAD BODY ROAD BAD BLOOD #2 (OF 6)                  3.99
DEATHSTROKE RIP TP                                      16.99
DOCTOR TOMORROW #4 (OF 5) CVR A ROCAFORT                 3.99
EAT AND LOVE YOURSELF ORIGINAL GN        14.99
EMPYRE #3 (OF 6)                                         4.99
EMPYRE #3 (OF 6) LOZANO AVENGER VAR      PI
EMPYRE #3 (OF 6) MCGUINNESS VAR           PI
EMPYRE #3 (OF 6) MICHAEL CHO FF VAR        PI
EMPYRE #3 (OF 6) SECRET VAR                         PI  
EMPYRE CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 (OF 3)                         3.99
EMPYRE SAVAGE AVENGERS #1                                4.99
FANGORIA VOL 2 #8                                       19.79
FIREFLY #18 CVR A MAIN ASPINALL                          3.99
FIREFLY #18 CVR B KAMBADAIS VAR                          3.99
GHOSTED IN LA #11 (OF 12) CVR A KEENAN                   3.99
HARLEY QUINN RED WHITE AND BLACK STATUE BY ADAM HUGHES      90.00
HEDRA (ONE-SHOT)                      5.99 This one's a very good-looking, design heavy sci-fi one shot. If that sounds like your cuppa, lmk!
HILDAS SPARROW SCOUT BADGE GUIDE SC          12.95
I AM CURIOUS ALBERT EINSTEIN BOARD BOOK        7.99
I AM STRONG ROSA PARKS BOARD BOOK             7.99
IRON MAN 2020 #5 (OF 6)                                  4.99
IRON MAN 2020 #5 (OF 6) BIANCHI CONNECTING VAR      PI
IRON MAN 2020 #5 (OF 6) RON LIM VAR              PI    
IRON MAN 2020 #5 (OF 6) SUPERLOG HEADS VAR     PI
JAMES BOND #6 CVR A RICHARDSON                           3.99
JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #8     3.99
KERRY AND KNIGHT OF THE FOREST GN             12.99
KONA #1 CVR A SAM GLANZMAN                               9.99
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #7 CVR A RYAN SOOK     3.99
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #7 CVR B ALEX GARNER CARD STOCK VAR    4.99
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #7 INC 1:25 SOOK GOLD LANTERN      PI
LOST SOLDIERS #1 (OF 5)          3.99 Ales Kot delivers his entry into the TOUGH OLD BASTARDS genre, with a group of Vietnam vets reuniting to settle an old score.
LUCIFER TP VOL 03 THE WILD HUNT                     16.99
MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN (2020) #3 CVR A OSSIO           3.99
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #52 CVR A CAMPBELL     3.99
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #52 FOIL MONTES VAR       4.99
MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY #4 (OF 6) CVR A ANDOLFO        3.99
MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY #4 (OF 6) CVR B CAMUNCOLI        3.99
NAILBITER RETURNS #3                                     3.99
OMEGA MEN BY TOM KING DLX ED HC                         49.99    RESTOCK
ONE YEAR AT ELLSMERE GN                   14.99
PENG ACTION SPORTS ADVENTURE GN                         14.99
PLUNGE #5 (OF 6) CVR A JEREMY WILSON    3.99
PLUNGE #5 (OF 6) CVR B GARY FRANK VAR    3.99
POWER RANGERS RANGER SLAYER #1 SPOILER VAR    PI
PREVIEWS #383 AUGUST 2020                       3.99
PULP HC                16.99 Ed Brubaker ans Sean Phillips, the best collaborative team in comics, return with this tale of a 30s Pulp writer who finds himself thrust into the kind of situations he writes about.
RED HOOD OUTLAW #47 CVR A PAOLO PANTALENA    3.99
RED HOOD OUTLAW #47 CVR B PHILIP TAN VAR    3.99
RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA #12 CVR C BRAG       3.99
ROGUE PLANET #3                                          3.99
SEEDS & STEMS GN MEGG & MOGG             29.99
SHADOW ROADS #9                                   3.99
SILVER SURFER TP PARABLE NEW PTG             14.99 One of the most asked-about comics of all time, finally back in print! Stan Lee and Moebius team up for a Silver Surfer story unlike any other.
SLEEPING BEAUTIES #2 (OF 10) CVR A WU                    3.99
SPAWN #308 CVR A MCFARLANE                               2.99
SPAWN #308 CVR B LASHLEY                                 2.99
SPAWN #308 CVR C MATTINA                                 2.99
SPAWN VENGEANCE TP                                      16.99
SPIDER-MAN NOIR #2 (OF 5)                                3.99
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #3                                 3.99
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #3 KUDER VAR       PI
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #3 SPROUSE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK VAR   PI  
STAR WARS RISE OF KYLO REN TP                           15.99
STARGIRL BY GEOFF JOHNS TP                     34.99
STRANGER THINGS THE BULLY GN TP                         12.99
STRANGER THINGS TP VOL 03                  19.99
SUICIDE SQUAD #7 CVR A DANIEL SAMPERE    3.99
SUICIDE SQUAD #7 CVR B JEREMY ROBERTS VAR    3.99
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN ALIEN REALITY #5 (OF 5)              3.99
THAT TEXAS BLOOD #2 CVR A PHILLIPS                   3.99
THAT TEXAS BLOOD #2 CVR B FEGREDO                  3.99
THOR #5 2ND PTG KLEIN VAR                                3.99
TMNT ANNUAL 2020 CVR A GORHAM                            5.99
TMNT ANNUAL 2020 CVR B EASTMAN                           5.99
TMNT ONGOING #107 10 COPY INCV MCARDELL            PI  
TMNT ONGOING #107 CVR A DANIEL                           3.99
TMNT ONGOING #107 CVR B EASTMAN                          3.99
TMNT TOTALLY TURTLES LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK      4.99
USAGI YOJIMBO COLOR CLASSICS #5 (OF 7) CVR A SAKAI       3.99
WALKING DEAD ALIEN HC                           19.99
WITCHBLADE #1 25TH ANNV ED                          4.99
WONDER PONY ORIGINAL GN                    9.99
WONDER WOMAN #759 CVR A DAVID MARQUEZ   3.99 Welcome incoming new creative team Mariko Tamaki and Mikel Janin-- this was one of the best Wondy issues I've read in a decade!
WONDER WOMAN #759 CVR B JIM LEE CARD STOCK VAR   4.99
WONDER WOMAN COME BACK TO ME TP                         16.99
X-FACTOR #1              4.99 Even though mutants can be resurrected now, their murders still need to be investigated. That's where X-Factor comes in!
X-FACTOR #1 BALDEON VAR      PI      
X-FACTOR #1 MULLER DESIGN VAR      PI    
X-FACTOR #1 SCHMIDT VAR     PI                      
X-MEN #10            3.99 I can sigh the biggest GGUUHHHHH FINALLY about this one!
X-MEN #10 NOTO EMPYRE VAR     PI
X-MEN #10 ZIRCHER CONFRONTATION VAR         PI

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Hello, all! 

First off, I wanted to tell you about my pal Ryan Landau... he's doing something pretty darn cool. If you head over to his instagram account he's doing a weekly(ish) giveaway of a graphic novel or trade paperback by black creators. It's super easy to enter, too-- you just have to like the post and he randomly selects a winner! Then he mails you a fantastic graphic novel and possibly exposes you to the work of a creator you didn't know before! I don't see any negatives there at all. Head to landau_pronounced_correctly on instagram and check it out!

Another pal, Brian Baines, is the creator of the red hot BUBBLES fanzine about comics! All the cool kids devour this thing every time it comes out, and this week's new issue has an interview with yours truly in it! Mainly we're chatting about the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic on comics retail (spoiler: not great!)... it was a good chat and I hope I finally earned some cred with those cool kids.

LAST CALL! Wow, this is the smallest Last Call ever I think? Not counting the weeks nothing was being ordered... but if you'd like to peruse the whole (non-DC) list  we're working on go HERE. Don't be shy, let us know what looks good to you by Monday 7/20 5pm to guarantee your copy! 
BIG GIRLS (Image, Ongoing, $3.99, shipping 8/12/20) When men turn into giant monsters, women have to grow to 300 feet tall to beat the stuffing out of them. Describes as a mix between Godzilla and HBO's 'Girls'. I can't really turn that down! 
SHIPPING! Here's all the cool stuff we're getting this week. available WEDNESDAY JULY 22:
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SINS RISING PRELUDE #1 4.99 The beginning of the next big Spidey arc, featuring Kindred and the return of the SIN-EATER! Spooky! 
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SINS RISING PRELUDE #1 BOSS LOG VAR      4.99 
ANGEL & SPIKE #12 CVR A MAIN PANOSIAN       3.99 
AVENGERS BY JASON AARON TP VOL 06 STARBRAND REBORN      15.99 
BATMAN BEYOND TP VOL 07 FIRST FLIGHT         16.99 
BILLIONAIRE ISLAND #3 (OF 4)       3.99 
BIRTHRIGHT #45       3.99 
BLACKSAD COLLECTED STORIES TP VOL 01       29.99 
BLISS #1 (OF 8)  3.99 New Image books are never a bad idea to check out. Memory-wiping drugs hitting the street as a good-hearted geny becomes the hitman for a pantheon of Gods. Sounds weird! I like it. 
CANTO & CLOCKWORK FAIRIES ONE SHOT CVR A ZUCKER       3.99  
CAPTIVE GRAPHIC NOVEL ADVENTURE HC      22.99 
CHU #1    3.99 Remember that great Image book CHEW, about a detective who got psychic impressions off of anything he ate? This is about his sister! 
DAREDEVIL #21             3.99 
DC GALLERY BIRDS OF PREY HARLEY QUINN PVC FIGURE       49.99 
DC POSTER PORTFOLIO STANLEY ARTGERM LAU TP VOL 02       24.99 
DEATH OR GLORY #11 CVR A BENGAL           3.99  
DEATH OR GLORY #11 CVR B LOTAY           3.99  
DECORUM #3 CVR A HUDDLESTON      3.99
DECORUM #3 CVR B HUDDLESTON               3.99  
DEPARTMENT OF MIND-BLOWING THEORIES TP GAULD STRIP      21.95 
DIE #12 CVR A HANS                3.99 
DIE #12 CVR B FRANY         3.99 
EAST OF WEST TP VOL 10        16.99 Wrapping up one of the best comics of the past decade. 
EMPYRE #2 (OF 6)        4.99  
EMPYRE #2 (OF 6) BRADSHAW VAR             PI            
EMPYRE #2 (OF 6) DANIEL SKRULL KREE VAR      PI
EMPYRE #2 (OF 6) LOZANO AVENGER VAR      PI
EMPYRE #2 (OF 6) MICHAEL CHO FF VAR          PI
EMPYRE #2 (OF 6) SECRET VAR      PI
EMPYRE AVENGERS #1 (OF 3)          3.99 
EMPYRE AVENGERS #1 (OF 3) JACINTO VAR       3.99 
EMPYRE X-MEN #1 (OF 4)         4.99 
EMPYRE X-MEN #1 (OF 4) RIBIC VAR        4.99  
ETERNALS BY KIRBY COMPLETE COLLECTION TP CLASSIC      39.99 Way overdue for being in print! This stuff is bonkers. 
FCBD 2020 DARK ARK INSTINCT       FREE!              
FCBD 2020 SPIDER-MAN VENOM #1       FREE!           
FCBD 2020 VALIANT 2020 YEAR OF HEROES SPECIAL   FREE!
FLASH UNITED THEY FALL TP            17.99 
FOLKLORDS TP                 17.99 
FRANK & NOW SIR THIS YOUR MISSING GONAD HC WOODRIN      21.99 
GEORGE RR MARTIN A CLASH OF KINGS #5 CVR A MILLER        3.99  
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO COMPLETE SILENCE             4.99 
GIFT FOR A GHOST HC GN        24.99    RESTOCK
GOLDEN AGE HC GN BOOK 01        29.99    RESTOCK
GREEN HORNET #1 10 COPY GEOVANI INCV         
GREEN HORNET #1 11 COPY MARQUES B&W VIRGIN FOC INC    PI   
GREEN HORNET #1 CVR A WEEKS         3.99 Pretty excited about this one, the artist has a Darwyn Cooke/Mike Allred/Paul Pope thing that's music to my eyes. 
GREEN HORNET #1 CVR E MARQUES     3.99 
GUNLAND GN VOL 01         19.99 
HELLIONS #2 DX             3.99 
HELLIONS #2 GUICE VAR DX            PI    
HELLSING DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 01        49.99  
HOTELL #3 (OF 4)         3.99 
KIDZ #5 CVR A CRISTOBOL GORILLAZ ALBUM PARODY        3.99 
LORDS OF EMPYRE EMPEROR HULKLING #1        4.99 How the heck did an affab;e teen hero become the figurehead leader for the two most dangerous alien races in the Marvel Universe!?! I guess we'll find out here.
LORDS OF EMPYRE EMPEROR HULKLING #1 BARTEL VAR       PI   
LORDS OF EMPYRE EMPEROR HULKLING #1 VECCHIO VAR     PI
LOW #23 CVR A TOCCHINI                        3.99 
LOW #23 CVR B ASRAR                           3.99 
MAN WHO EFFED UP TIME #4                                 3.99 
MIDDLEWEST #18 CVR A CORONA & BEAULIEU              3.99 
MIDDLEWEST #18 CVR B YOUNG                          3.99 
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS BEYOND GRID TP     24.99 
MILES MORALES TP VOL 03 FAMILY BUSINESS                 15.99 
MONSTRESS #29                                        3.99 
MOORCOCK LIB CORUM HC VOL 04 BULL AND SPEAR        24.99 
MR INVINCIBLE GN                                        15.99
NEW MUTANTS #11                                          3.99 
NEW MUTANTS #11 RODRIGUEZ DAYS OF FUTURE PAST VAR     PI
NOMEN OMEN #7 (OF 15) CVR A CAMAGNI            3.99 
NOMEN OMEN #7 (OF 15) CVR B NAKAYAMA           3.99 
POWER RANGERS RANGER SLAYER #1 10 COPY MORA INCV     PI
POWER RANGERS RANGER SLAYER #1 CVR A MAIN      7.99 This one's got some heat on it, if you're into the Power Rangers you might want to check it out. 
POWER RANGERS RANGER SLAYER #1 MONTES FOIL VAR        8.99  
POWER RANGERS RANGER SLAYER #1 THANK YOU VAR        PI 
RED SONJA #17 CVR A LEE                                  3.99 
RESISTANCE #3 (OF 6) CVR A RAHZZAH                       3.99 
RESISTANCE #3 (OF 6) CVR B DEODATO JR                    3.99  
SACRED SIX #1 CVR B LADRONN                              3.99 
SFSX (SAFE SEX) TP VOL 01 PROTECTION                 9.99  
SNOWPIERCER TP EXPLORERS                                19.99
SNOWPIERCER TP VOL 3 TERMINUS                           24.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #29 CVR A LAWRENCE         3.99 
STAR TREK DS9 TOO LONG A SACRIFICE #1 CVR A DRUMON       3.99 
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #2                                3.99 
TARTARUS #4 CVR A COLE                                   3.99 
TARTARUS #4 CVR B CHRISTMAS                              3.99 
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #25 CVR A FOSCO                       3.99 
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #25 CVR B KUHN                        3.99 
TRANSFORMERS #21 CVR A COLLER                            3.99 
TRANSFORMERS #21 CVR B SU                                3.99 
TRUE LIVES OF FABULOUS KILLJOYS TP      19.99 RESTOCK
UMMAS TABLE GN                               29.95  
UNRIG HC GN                                 28.99 
USAGI YOJIMBO #10 CVR A SAKAI                            3.99 
VENGEANCE OF VAMPIRELLA #9 CVR A PARRILLO                3.99 
VENOM BY DONNY CATES TP VOL 04 VENOM ISLAND             17.99
WICKED THINGS #3 CVR A SARIN                             3.99
WOLVERINE #3 DANIEL VAR   PI
WOLVERINE #3        3.99 Guuhhh, finally!
WOLVERINE #3 KUBERT HILDEBRANDT VAR DX      PI
WOLVERINE #3 RANEY MARVEL ZOMBIES VAR DX     PI 
WOLVERINE TP WEAPON X NEW PTG                           19.99 
WYND #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG                                   4.99 
WYND #2 (OF 5) 25 COPY INCV MOMOKO     PI     
WYND #2 (OF 5) CVR A MAIN                                4.99 
WYND #2 (OF 5) THANK YOU VAR       PI  
X-FORCE BY BENJAMIN PERCY TP VOL 01                     17.99 
X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #4 (OF 4)           3.99 Guuhhh, finally also! 
X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #4 (OF 4) BROOKS CONNECTING VAR    PI  
X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #4 (OF 4) ELIOPOULOS VAR     PI
X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #4 (OF 4) HETRICK FLOWER VAR    PI

Aaaaaand DC's stuff (that's available Tuesday 7/21 but we prob won't have a chance to get 'em up on the rack until we do the rest of this week's stuff):
ACTION COMICS #1023      3.99
ACTION COMICS #1023 VAR    3.99
AMYTHEST #4    3.99
BATGIRL #47    3.99
BATGIRL #47 VAR    3.99
BATMAN #95    3.99 Joker War is heating up! 
BATMAN #95 VAR    4.99
BATMAN #95 1:25 VAR    PI
BATMAN BEYOND #45   3.99
BATMAN BEYOND #45 VAR    3.99
BOOKS OF MAGIC #21     3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #1024    3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #1024 VAR    4.99
FLASH #758    3.99
FLASH #758 VAR   3.99
JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY SECRET FILES #1 (ONE SHOT)   5.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #24   3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #24 VAR   3.99
LAST GOD #7   4.99
SHAZAM #13   3.99
SHAZAM #13 VAR   4.99

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