The January Previews catalog arrived on Wednesday, December twenty eighth. I will try to point out the new and notable items that I think might interest you. These solicitations are for comics and products that will begin shipping in March of 2017. If there’s anything that you’d like, please try and let me know by the twenty first of this month so I can be sure to have enough copies on hand to fill your requests and subscription orders. (Don’t feel obligated to subscribe to a whole series; if you’d just like a copy of the first issue of a new series to try it out, let me know and I’ll be sure to put a copy aside for you.)
This months’ theme is ‘How to Draw’ so there are a lot of instructional books being offered as well as a ‘Draw Your Own Hero’ contest with a big prize package, and the top five entrants will have their hero appear in a future issue of Previews. If you’d like to participate or see some images of covers and artwork you can go to www.PreviewsWorld.com
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This is the month that I’ll be ordering the comics that I’ll be giving away on Free Comic Book Day 2017 which, as always, falls on the first Saturday in May. Many of my customers who are educators use these in the classroom as incentives and if you would like some I’m happy to sell them to you at my cost. They cost between twenty and forty five cents each so let me know by the twenty first of January! The complete list is in the catalog or you can view them at: www.freecomicbookday.com.
DARK HORSE: ♥NEIL GAIMAN: AMERICAN GODS-SHADOWS #1 with art by P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton; this begins the adaptation of the novel which won the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy and Nebula Awards and will be an upcoming Starz television series; how cool is that!
♥HELLBOY & the B.P.R.D. 1954: GHOST MOON #1 is by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson with art by Brian Churilla taking place in the Walled City of Hong Kong. John Arcudi and Mignola write ♥LOBSTER JOHNSON: PIRATE’S GHOST #1 with art by Tonci Zonjic. Also the recent B.P.R.D. series is collected in the ♥RISE OF THE BLACK FLAME TP. If you enjoyed Brian Wood’s Civil War comics this past year then you’ll be excited about ♥REBELS: THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES #1 with art by Andrea Mutti. ♥ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN #1 is the tale of a nineteen year old chess champion who pulls Excalibur from the stone; written by Adam P. Knave and DJ Kirkbride with the art of Nick Brokenshire, the adventure will feature Merlin, Fae and more. Over thirty years ago Dean Motter created a mix of noir, art deco, German expressionism and mystery; long out of print the ♥MISTER X ARCHIVES TP collects the first fourteen issues plus a piece by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean taking place in Radiant City. The adventures of a Celtic warrior of the Roman Empire as written and illustrated by Mike Grell is collected in the ♥STARSLAYER TP: LOG OF JOLLYROGER, issues one through eight originally published by Valiant. Other collections include the ♥GROO: FRIENDS & FOES HC, the HE-MAN: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE HC-CHARACTER GUIDE, TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES TP, WITCHER TP, VOL. 3: CURSE OF CROWS and TOMB RAIDER 2016 TP, VOL 2: CHOICE & SACRIFICE.
DC: The Man of Steel has a four part story running through ♥SUPERMAN #18 and #19 and ♥ACTION COMICS #975 and #976 titled ‘Superman Reborn’, the story responding to Oz’s comments from DC Universe: Rebirth #1, “You and your family are not what you think they are, and neither was the Fallen Superman“. The ‘B’ covers for the story will connect to form a single image by Gary Frank. Scott Snyder and Guiseppe Camuncoli deliver a story titled ‘Hats and Bats’ in ♥ALL STAR BATMAN #8 featuring the Mad Hatter of course. While ♥AQUAMAN #18 finishes the ‘Warhead’ story ♥AQUAMAN #19 begins ‘H2 point O’ where Arthur must forge an alliance with the Aquamarines, who tried to assassinate him recently. ♥BATMAN BEYOND #6 begins ‘Rise of the Demon’ while the ♥BATGIRL ANNUAL #1 has Supergirl and Batgirl breaking into Arkham Asylum. ♥BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY #8 begins the ‘Blackbird’ story arc and ♥BATWOMAN #1 begins ‘The Many Arms of Death’ by Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV with art by Steve Epting. ♥CYBORG #10 begins ‘Lord of the Rats’ and ♥FLASH #18 begins ‘Sins of the Father’ where Wally visits Belle Reve Prison to learn more about his father. ♥GREEN ARROW #18 starts ‘Reunion’ where Ollie and Speedy (now Arsenal) work to get past their differences and ♥GREEN LANTERNS #19 begins ‘The Green Impurity’ as Jessica begins training under a Guardian. ♥NEW SUPERMAN #9 sees Keenan ‘Coming to America’ or, more specifically Metropolis. In ♥NIGHTWING #16 Dick begins an international search from Blüdhaven leading to Paris in ♥NIGHTWING #17 for a meet up with his great great grandfather, the Talon named Will Cobb. ♥RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS #8 is a prologue to ‘Who Is Artemis?’ ♥SUPERWOMAN #8 reveals why her powers are killing her, which connects to the New 52 Superman as well as the ‘Superman Reborn’ story. ♥TEEN TITANS #6 finds the team in San Francisco for the start of ‘The Rise of Aqualad’ and the ♥TITANS ANNUAL #1 has the group united against a common enemy with their mentors Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. TRINITY #7 is the prelude to ‘Divided We Fall’ with our heroes fighting a bigoted enemy in a divided America; maybe a political metaphor? And DC has some cross overs with their Hanna Barbera line in this years’ ADAM STRANGE FUTURE QUEST ANNUAL #1, ♥BOOSTER GOLD FLINTSTONES ANNUAL #1, GREEN LANTERN SPACE GHOST ANNUAL #1 and ♥SUICIDE SQUAD BANANA SPLITS ANNUAL #1. ♥EARTH 2: SOCIETY #22 will be the final issue of the series. Another big round of collected Rebirth editions include: ♥ALL STAR BATMAN HC, VOL. 1: MY OWN WORST ENEMY, ♥AQUAMAN TP, VOL. 2: BLACK MANTA RISING, ♥BATMAN TP, VOL. 2: I AM SUICIDE, ♥BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY TP, VOL. 1: WHO IS ORACLE?, ♥GREEN ARROW TP, VOL. 2: ISLAND OF SCARS, ♥GREEN LANTERNS TP, VOL. 2: PHANTOM LANTERN, ♥JUSTICE LEAGUE TP, VOL. 2: OUTBREAK, ♥RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS TP, VOL. 1: DARK TRINITY, ♥SUPERMAN-ACTION COMICS TP, VOL. 2: WELCOME TO THE PLANET and ♥SUPERMAN TP, VOL. 2: TRIAL OF THE SUPER SONS. Other collected editions include: BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. TP, ♥BATMAN TP, VOL. 10: EPILOGUE, BATMAN LEGACY TP, VOL. 1 and BATMAN/TWO FACE: FACE THE FACE DELUXE HC both with cross overs from the late nineties, ♥BATMAN/SUPERMAN TP, VOL. 5: TRUTH HURTS and ♥BATMAN/SUPERMAN HC, VOL. 6: UNIVERSE’S FINEST, ♥EARTH 2: SOCIETY TP, VOL. 3: A WHOLE NEW WORLD, DOOM PATROL: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS HC, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE SILVER AGE TP, VOL. 3, ♥FLASH BY MARK WAID TP, VOL. 2, JUSTICE LEAGUE: BREAKDOWNS TP, VOL. 1 with an eighties cross over between the JLA and Justice League Europe, ♥LEGIONNAIRES TP, VOL. 1 with a fourteen issue story crossing between the Legion of Super Heroes and the Legionnaires series, SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP TP, VOL. 3, SUICIDE SQUAD-MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO TP, SUICIDE SQUAD-MOST WANTED: BOOMERANG, CROC & WALLER TP, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW HC, VOL. 1 with stories leading up to the ‘Death of Superman’, TEEN TITANS: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC with tales from the seventies, ♥WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE TP previously available only in hard cover and ♥YOUNG JUSTICE TP: BOOK ONE collecting the original first run. Justin Jordan pens a new series at the creator owned imprint, VERTIGO with ♥SAVAGE THINGS #1 OF 8, a tale of government trained kid assassins gone rogue, illustrated by Ibrahim Mustafa. ♥EVERAFTER: FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #7 features the return of Fables artist Mark Buckingham to expand on some of the surprises from the massive revelations of Fables #150 and the ♥FABLES DELUXE HC, VOL. 14, the penultimate collection is also offered. There’s also a new printing of Grant Morrison’s FILTH TP. And, from their collectible imprint, DC DIRECT comes the SUPERMAN ANIMATED SERIES: SUPERMAN & LOIS LANE AF 2 PACK, the BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES BATGIRL AF in the gray suit and the DC ICONS: BOOSTER GOLD & BLUE BEETLE AF 2 PACK. New statues are the DC DESIGNER SERIES: JOKER BY BRIAN BOLLAND STATUE, the DC BOMBSHELLS AQUAMAN STATUE and the HARLEY QUINN: RED, WHITE & BLACK STATUE BY TERRY DODSON.
IDW: Donny Cates writes and Josh Hood illustrates STAR TREK: DEVIATIONS, an alternate history where the Romulans discover Earth before the Vulcans, using our planet as a penal colony. ORPHAN BLACK: DEVIATIONS #1 OF 6 takes place in an alternate history where Sarah managed to stop Beth from committing suicide. There is also X-FILES: DEVIATIONS 2017 where Mulder was abducted and never returned, MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: DEVIATIONS where Prince Blueblood becomes Celestia’s star pupil instead of Twilight Sparkle and ♥JUDGE DREDD: DEVIATIONS where Dredd becomes a werewolf and stays that way. GHOSTBUSTERS 101 #1 has the original team as well as the team from the 2017 film. The ♥TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: ARTISAN EDITION HC is an eight by twelve inch hard cover reproducing the first issue scanned directly from the original art for fifty dollars. The TRANSFORMERS VS G.I. JOE: THE MOVIE ADAPTATION is a forty page one shot by Tom Scioli, (although there’s not really a movie). ♥LENNON: THE NEW YORK YEARS HC is a graphic novel of biographical fiction following the legendary musician from his childhood through to his death, written by David Foenkinos with art by Corbeyran. Luciano Saracino and Ariel Olivetti return to their savage world in a second series with ♥BRUTAL NATURE: CONCRETE FURY #1 OF 5 while Conor McCreery and Corin Howell return to KILL SHAKESPEARE: PAST IS PROLOGUE-JULIET #1 OF 4 taking place five months after the death of Romeo. ♥HER BARK & HER BITE is a tale of an artist who falls in love in the big city only to find the affections for her socialite lover diminished by his love for his pug, written and illustrated by James Albion.
IMAGE: An original graphic novel by Leila Del Duca and Kit Seaton, titled ♥AFAR tells of a fifteen year old girl living in a post industrial desert with her family, who can astrally project to other planets. Yet another new ongoing series from the brilliant and prolific Jeff Lemire begins with ♥ROYAL CITY #1, a personal project harkening to the literary and thematic territory of his award winning Essex County series. ♥EXTREMITY #1 begins a new series by Daniel Warren Johnson and Mike Spicer described as ‘the beauty and imagination of Studio Ghibli meets the intensity of Mad Max. A new arc and a new first issue heralds the return of ♥RAT QUEENS #1 still be Kurtis J. Wiebi with new series’ artist Own Gieni. A new monthly horror series written and painted by Ray Fawkes begins with UNDERWINTER #1. A new arc and new artist Drew Moss returns with the long absent series ♥COPPERHEAD #11. Other titles beginning new arcs include ♥DEADLY CLASS #27, ♥ECLIPSE #5, ♥HEAD LOPPER #5, I HATE FAIRYLAND #11, ♥INJECTION #11, LOW #16 and MIRROR #6. There’s also a SEVEN TO ETERNITY: GIANT SIZED ARTIST’ PROOF EDITION with the first two issues in their original inks at full size. The TOP COW imprint resumes their Christian battle against demons with MAGDALENA #1 written by Tini Howard and Ryan Cady with art by Christian Dibari and also Matt Hawkins’ THINK TANK, VOL. 5 #1 with Rahsan Ekedal’s art. Collected editions include the CANNIBAL, VOL. 1 TP, ♥THE COMPLETE PHONOGRAM HC, THE COMPLETE TALES FROM THE CON TP, the DEMONIC TP, GLITTERBOMB, VOL. 1: RED CARPET TP and the ROMULUS, VOL. 1 TP. Also the CHEW: OMNIVORE EDITION, VOL. 6 HC, ♥DEADLY CLASS, VOL. 5: CAROUSEL TP, ♥EAST OF WEST: THE APOCALYPSE-YEAR TWO HC, ♥THE FIX, VOL. 2 TP, INVISIBLE REPUBLIC, VOL. 3 TP, ♥JUPITER’S LEGACY, VOL 2 TP, PETER PANZERFAUST, VOL. 4: ON ‘TIL MORNING TP, ♥REVIVAL, VOL. 8: STAY JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER TP, RINGSIDE, VOL. 2 TP, ♥SAGA, VOL. 7 TP, ♥THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 27: THE WHISPERER WAR TP and ♥WAYWARD, VOL. 4: THREADS AND PORTENTS TP.
MARVEL: Young adult novelist Gabby Rivera tries her hand at comics with AMERICA #1 illustrated by Joe (Howard the Duck) Quinones and featuring America Chavez the teenager who is now the leader of the Ultimates. MONSTERS UNLEASHED #4 OF 5 has art by Salvador Larroca while MONSTERS UNLEASHED #5 OF 5 has Adam Kubert’s art and tie ins include TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1.MU and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1.MU. INHUMANS VS X-MEN #6 OF 6 is offered and UNCANNY INHUMANS #20 is a tie in. Another young adult writer comes to comics as R.L. (Goosebumps) Stine writes MAN-THING #1 OF 5 with art by German Peralta and a back up story illustrated by Daniel Warren Johnson; the back up in issue two will feature art by Christopher Mitten. X-MEN PRIME #1 begins the return of the mutant titles, the event titled Resurrxion; this is a one shot with Kitty Pryde returning to lead the team towards Xavier’s dream, written by Marc Guggenheim with Ken Lashley’s art. Al Ewing will write and Ryan Sook will illustrate the INHUMANS PRIME #1 one shot. IRON FIST #1 will be written by Ed Brisson with Mike Perkins’ art as Danny Rand’s chi is wavering. U.S. AVENGERS #4 is a done in one issue with lots of monsters including the first appearance of Dedd-Puul: the mercenary that walks like a man. THE CLONE CONSPIRACY: OMEGA is a one shot revealing the final fate of Ben Reilly and The Lizard and also features a back up, the first chapter of a new Spider-Man series that will be by Peter David and Mark Bagley. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 is a big issue priced under ten dollars with stories by Dan Slott, Hannah (Spidey-Zine, a free online fan series) Blumenreich and Cale Atkinson; artists haven’t been announced yet. ♥SPIDER-MAN #14 and SPIDER-GWEN #18 are the final chapters of the romantic cross over tale, ‘Sitting in a Tree’. The team is still ‘Grounded’ in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18, STAR-LORD #4, STAR-LORD #5 and ROCKET RACCOON #4. The first half of a six part cross over which seems to be headed towards divorce is titled ‘Deadpool: Til Death Do Us…’ and runs through DEADPOOL #28, SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #15 and DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY #9. Among the collected editions offered this month is the CLASSIFIED PRELUDE TP, it’s two hundred and forty eight pages for under thirty five dollars and is a prelude to the next event; otherwise there is no information available; I guess I’m expected to order it blindly. Also MARVEL GRAPHIC COMIC BOXES has a new design: X-MEN BLUE & GOLD; these are the regular comic boxes printed with Marvel characters and artwork, priced at nine dollars each.
INDEPENDENTS: My favorite new publisher of 2016, AFTERSHOCK collects the first arc of Marguerite Bennett and Rafael De LaTorre’s great new series in ♥ANIMOSITY, VOL. 1 TP. Eric Powell’s company, ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS releases ♥HILLBILLY, VOL. 1 TP. AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY offers ADAM GREEN’S HATCHET #0 continuing from the film and written by James Kuhoric with Andrew Mangum’s art. ARCHIE COMICS has four one shots in March: LITTLE ARCHIE by Art Baltazar and Franco, ♥THE ARCHIES by Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg with art by Joe Eisma, ♥JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER by Frank Tieri and Michael Walsh and SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH by Katie Cook, Franco and Andy Price to coincide with the release of ♥RIVERDALE #1 which will be written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and illustrated by Alitha Martinez with six different covers. ASPEN launches the ALL NEW SOULFIRE #1 again, this time with J.T. Krul writing and Giuseppe Cafaro providing the artwork. BLACK MASK begins the second psychedelic adventure with ♥SPACE RIDERS: GALAXY OF BRUTALITY #1 by Fanian Rangel, Jr. and Alexis Ziritt. Scott (Nightwing, Daredevil) McDaniel offers ♥I.T.: THE SECRET WORLD OF MODERN BANKING #1 OF 5 from BLACKBOX COMICS, where the IT expert is both the most powerful asset as well as the most hunted liability. BOOM! STUDIOS has the WWE: WRESTLEMANIA 2017 SPECIAL #1 timed to coincide with the big live event each April, and launches ♥GRASS KINGS #1 written by Matt Kindt with Tyler Jenkins’ art, a tale of three brothers and rulers of a trailer park kingdom. Their alternative imprint, BOOM! BOX has COADY AND THE CREEPIES #1 OF 4 by Liz (Tomboy) Prince and Amanda Kirk, a story of sisters and bandmates, punk rockers on tour. And their all age imprint, KaBOOM! launches BRAVE CHEF BRIANNA #1 OF 4 by fantasy author Sam (Aeons’ Gate) Sykes and Selina Espiritu. There’s also an original graphic novel: THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: RECIPE FOR DISASTER OGN TP that’s due to arrive in May. DYNAMITE has embraced their license for 007 wholeheartedly and this month they offer the ♥JAMES BOND: EIDOLON HC collecting the second (final?) arc by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters and they offer ♥JAMES BOND #1 written by Benjamin (Green Arrow) Percy with artist Rapha Lobosco while ♥JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #3 of 6 by James Robinson and Aaron Campbell reaches its’ midpoint and ♥JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #6 OF 6 by Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida concludes. Although the show has ended the Halliwell sisters adventures continue in CHARMED #1 written by Erica Schultz with artist Maria Sanapo. ♥NANCY DREW & THE HARDY BOYS: THE BIG LIE #1 reimagines the teen detectives as hard boiled noir with femme fatale Nancy trying to help the Boys clear their names after being accused of murdering their father, written by Anthony Del Col with Werther Dell’Edera’s art. Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton are responsible for ♥VAMPIRELLA #1 with the star waking in a new world after a ten century long sleep. Taking place in the thirties DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE #1 OF 4 will feature FDR and Amelia Earhart (but not Johnny Cash) as told by David Avallone and Dave Acosta. JOE BOOKS, INC., a subsidiary of Disney offers GRAVITY FALLS: CINESTORY #1: SHORTS, ‘cinestory’ being a term describing screen captures with word balloons. International manga publisher KODANSHA has ♥ICHI-F: A WORKER’S GRAPHIC MEMOIR OF THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR PLANT HC is a singular insider’s look at the earthquake of March 2011 and the dangerous and deadly cleanup effort that followed. Long time underground publisher, LAST GASP has the MARIJUANA MANDALAS COOL COLORING BOOK, twenty four cannabis themed mandalas to color for under eight dollars. A dark science fiction comedy from ONI PRESS titled ♥REDLINE #1 is by Neal Holman and Clayton McCormack dealing with an alien terrorist plot on Mars. British publisher TITAN begins ♥ANNO DRACULA #1 OF 5 based on the novels by Kim Newman who is also adapting them to the comics medium with artist Paul McCaffrey; Neil Gaiman calls these novels ‘glorious, compulsory reading’. The animated comedy from the creators of Robot Chicken comes to comics with SUPERMANSION #1 OF 4 written by Barry Hutchison with art by Jake Elphick. Published for a short time by Marvel under the Soleil imprint, ♥SKYDOLL: SUDRA #1 OF 2 continues from Disney animators Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa; the earlier adventures are available in collected editions. VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT offers ♥X-O: MANOWAR #1 written by Matt Kindt and illustrated by Tomàs Giorello. It’s a forty page comic for under four dollars, but there is also an expanded edition, forty eight pages for the same price with extras and bonus content, available only by pre-order. ♥BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 is by Jeff Lemire and Renato Guedes and ends the current series while setting the stage for the next. DIVINITY III: ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 is a one shot tying into the ‘Stalinverse’ story as the most dangerous prisoners break out. VIZ MEDIA, a manga publisher offers THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS, VOL. 1, the latest installment, dark in tone like the Twilight Princess video game. ZENESCOPE, always the last publisher in the catalog, and in the early months of a reboot offers THE COURIER: FROM THE ASHES #1 OF 5, a dystopic future tale with, of course, a sexy girl as the lead character, this one on a motorcycle. And that brings us to the end of the comic section. I have to mention one title from the BOOKS section, though: ♥THE LEGION OF REGRETTABLE SUPERVILLAINS HC is the companion volume to Jon Morris’ ♥THE LEAGUE OF REGRETTABLE SUPER HEROES. Jon lives in the Pacific Northwest now, but grew up here in Tucson. His books and his sense of humor are legendary and I highly recommend anything Jon does.
Each month I choose one title that I think will be the best, based on the writer, artist and plot synopsis and my Pick of the Month
for March is a no-brainer. Congratulations to Dark Horse for acquiring the rights to the brilliant novel and new Starz television series, written by Neil Gaiman with art by P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton under Glenn Fabry covers ♥AMERICAN GODS: SHADOWS #1. If you miss out on this one, don’t blame me! It’s difficult to compete with Neil, but other contenders this month include Brian Woods’ ♥REBELS: THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES #1 with great stories from American history, Jeff Lemire’s ♥ROYAL CITY #1, ♥EXTREMITY #1, ♥GRASS KINGS from Matt Kindt at Boom! Studios and ♥REDLINE #1 from Oni Press.
And, finally I would like to THANK YOU ALL for the decades of support and friendship as on WEDNESDAY, the FIRST OF FEBRUARY, Charlie’s Comic Books will have a GRAND REOPENING at the new and permanent location: 1421 S. Kolb Road! I have purchased a new, bigger and better location for the shop, no more paying rent! To commemorate this big change, from FEBRUARY FIRST until FEBRUARY TENTH there will be many boxes of comics ON SALE for only 25¢ each! These are all near mint comics published over the past fifteen years! Marvel, DC and every other publisher will be included!
And, then, on SATURDAY, the ELEVENTH OF FEBRUARY we’ll be hosting another of the quarterly fund raisers, the first in the new shop. There will be artists on hand to generously contribute their time and talent to provide Free Sketches for all. They will also each contribute one piece of original artwork with the theme of New Beginnings and you could own these pieces through the Silent Auction, which will also include other rare and collectible items. And there will be a one dollar raffle to win graphic novels and action figures and ALL PROCEEDS will benefit the good work done by our friends at the ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL!
I don’t want to lose any of my friends or customers during the move so I’ll be sending out an email with pictures of the new shop (once I get my signs up) and a Google map and I hope that you’ll stop by and I hope you’ll bring your friends! I opened my shop fifteen years ago always working towards the point where the shop could stand on its’ own minus pesky landlords and, thanks to you the time is finally here. The next fifteen years are going to be even better and I hope that you’ll all join me for the adventure.
I’m sincerely grateful for the trust you’ve all shown me, welcoming me by introducing me to your friends and families, relying on me to make sure that your collections are complete, sharing your interests and helping to raise money for the community that we share four times per year. You’ve provided for me and my family and I hope to be able to repay you by continuing to provide stimulating entertainment for you and yours for many years to come.
Some of the codes and abbreviations that I use are: HC (hard cover), TP (trade paperback), SC (soft cover), GN (graphic novel), OGN (original graphic novel-not a reprint or collection),MMPB (mass market paperbacks), AF (action figure), T/C trading cards, T/S (tee shirt) and♥(to denote an excellent writer, creator or title deserving wider recognition in my humble opinion).
Besides the monthly Previews catalog there is also an ‘Adult Supplement’ which showcases the ‘adults only’ comics, books and videos. If you are interested in seeing what’s available (and you’re over eighteen) just send me an email and I will send you this month’s adult catalog with images, descriptions and prices.
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