September 2013 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

The September Previews catalog has arrived and, as always it’s sitting on my desk available for your perusal when you stop by. Meanwhile I will try to point out the new and notable items that I think might hold interest for you. These solicitations are for comics and products that will begin shipping in November. If there’s anything that you’d like please try and let me know by the twenty first of the month so I can be sure to have enough copies on hand to fill your requests. There are a lot of gift ideas and I know that you don’t want to think about the holidays yet but placing orders now will get a lot of shopping out of the way and you can just pick up your orders here when they arrive throughout November.


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).

By the way, 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) please send me an email and I will send you this month’s adult catalog in a pdf format.


So here are the new titles and notable offerings from the ‘Big Five’ publishers:


DARK HORSE: The Hellboy Universe expands again as Mignola’s iron soldier gets his second limited series in SLEDGEHAMMER 44: LIGHTNING WAR #1 OF 3 written by Mike and John Arcudi with the art of Laurence Campbell. Kelly Sue DeConnick takes on GHOST #1 of a new ongoing series co-written by Chris Sebela with art by Ryan Sook(!) as the supernatural hero battles extra-dimensional demons disguised as humans in Chicago. The first collections of CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT: VOLUME ONE TP by Joshua Williamson with Fernando Dagnino’s art and X-VOLUME ONE: BIG BAD TP by crime novelist Duane Swierczynski with art by Eric Nhuyen are offered; (those of you lamenting the absence of a current Punisher title might want to give ‘X’ a try). NEVER ENDING #1 OF 3 is written by Adam Knave and D.J. Kirkbride with art by Robert Love, the story of an immortal hero going insane from the strain of having a super powered body that never ages. CLOWN FATALES #1 OF 4 is written by Victor Gischler with art by Maurizio Rosenzweig, a story of sexy female clowns on the run after being mistaken for contract killers. After a long hiatus Eric Powell returns with THE GOON #44 sharing art chores with Mark Buckingham. The future of the Jedi will be decided in the battle detailed in STAR WARS-DAWN OF THE JEDI: FORCE WAR #1 OF 5 by John Ostrander with Jan Duursema’s art. Academy Award winning producer Aron Warner (Shrek) teams up with Eisner nominated painter Brett Weldele for PARIAH: VOLUME ONE TP to tell of genetically engineered geniuses mistakenly exiled to a decrepit satellite in Earth’s orbit. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VAMPIRES OF LONDON HC is written by Sylvain Cordurié with art by Axel Gonzalbo and I guess the title is self explanatory.


DC: Scott Snyder’s current ‘Zero Year’ story arc continues in BATMAN #25 as the Riddler turns out the lights in Gotham, beginning the ‘Dark City’ chapter illustrated by Greg Capullo. Snyder’s story is spreading throughout the DC Universe: Greg Pak takes over ACTION COMICS #25 (thank you, DC; no offense Scott Lobdell) with Aaron Kuder’s art and this is a tie in to ‘Batman: Zero Year’ as is BATGIRL #25 by Marguerite Bennett with Fernando Pasarin’s art, BATWING #25 by Gray and Palmiotti with Eduardo Pansica’s art, BIRDS OF PREY #25 by Christy Marx with Romano Molenaar’s art, CATWOMAN #25 by John Layman with Aaron Lopresti, NIGHTWING #25 by Kyle Higgins with Will Conrad, DETECTIVE COMICS #25 by Laymon with Jason Fabok, FLASH #25 by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato with art by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #25 by Van Jensen and Robert Venditti with the art of Bernard Chang, GREEN ARROW #25 by Jeff Lemire with Andrea Sorrentino’s art, and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #25 by James Tynion IV with art by Julius Gopez. (Whew!) And many of the titles not connected to ‘Batman: Year Zero’ are tie ins to the ‘Forever Evil’ story including JUSTICE LEAGUE #25 by Geoff Johns with Ivan Reis, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 by Matt Kindt with Doug Mahnke, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #25 by J. M. DeMatteis with Mikel Janin’s art, SUICIDE SQUAD #25 also by Kindt with Patrick Zircher’s art and TEEN TITANS #25 by Scott Lobdell with Tyler Kirkham’s art. AQUAMAN #25 is the forty page conclusion to the ‘Death of a King’ arc by Geoff Johns with Paul Pelletier’s artwork. EARTH TWO #17 begins a new arc with a new writer, Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us) pitting Batman against Brutal in an effort to stop Darkseid from controlling Earth. The ‘Krypton Returns’ story line began in last months’ Action Comics Annual #2 and continues this month through SUPERBOY #25 with Robson Rocha’s art, SUPERGIRL #25 with Paulo Siqueria’s art and concludes in SUPERMAN #25 with Kenneth Rocafort’s art, all four chapters written by Scott Lobdell with Justin Jordan co-writing Superboy and Michael Alan Nelson co-writing Supergirl with the heroes fighting H’El and Jor-El. Probably the biggest buzz for DC this month is the return to a regular monthly series of the popular HARLEY QUINN #0 written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor. Amanda will provide the cover with a stellar line up of interior artists including Darwyn Cooke, Sam Keith, Tony S. Daniel, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson and more. All of these artists will have to pass muster as Harley will decide what artists are qualified to illustrate her adventures. (What do you think? Is Harley crazy enough to knock down the fourth wall, like Ambush Bug?) In the aftermath of the ‘Lights Out’ storyline Sector 2814 is no longer under the protection of the Green Lanterns; it is now the sole province of Guy Gardner and the Red Lanterns, Larfleeze is in shackles, Kyle is lost in time while Hal’s decisions further alienate him to the rest of the Corps. In the INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US ANNUAL #1 Superman enlists the aid of the Main Man as the unlikely duo tries to track down the super powered Harley Quinn. In collected editions this month there is THE PLANETARY OMNIBUS HC collecting every story by Warren Ellis into one 864 page book for seventy five bucks and also in hard cover is GREEN LANTERN-NEW GUARDIANS VOLUME THREE: LOVE AND DEATH HC, BATMAN-THE DARK KNIGHT VOLUME THREE: MAD HC and SUPERMAN VOLUME THREE: FURY AT THE WORLD’S END HC. In soft cover is GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOLUME TWO: ALPHA WAR TP, BIRDS OF PREY VOLUME THREE: A CLASH OF DAGGERS TP, THE FLASH VOLUME TWO: ROGUES REVOLUTION TP, THE FURY OF FIRESTORM, THE NUCLEAR MAN VOLUME THREE: TAKEOVER TP, NIGHTWING VOLUME THREE: DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP, TEEN TITANS VOLUME THREE: DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP, SUPERMAN-ACTION COMICS VOLUME TWO: BULLETPROOF TP, SAVAGE HAWKMAN VOLUME TWO: WANTED TP and THE BATMAN/JUDGE DREDD COLLECTION TP. DC’s all age line launches a new bi-monthly series: SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #1 has the canine sleuth assisting Batman and Robin to take down Man-Bat. And at VERTIGO, DC’s mature readers imprint THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE SPECIAL EDITION #1 OF 6 is the first issue in black, white and gray tones and showcases J. H. Williams’ coloring process, the artist is interviewed in this first issue and the lettering is translucent to allow all of the artwork to be visible and there will be one of these for every issue in the series. (If you’re familiar with J. H. Williams III’s artwork, you’ll understand why there’s a demand for this monthly six dollar book.)FABLES VOLUME NINETEEN: SNOW WHITE TP collects issues 124 through 129 and also has the back up stories from issues 122 through 134, the DMZ: DELUXE EDITION-BOOK ONE HC collects Brian Wood’s series, twelve issues per book. FAIREST #21 is a special done-in-one story written by Bill Willingham with art by talented newcomer Meghan Hetrick-Murante (remember the name; we’ll be hearing more from her) and the SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING: BOOK FIVE TP continues the new editions of the classic Alan Moore run. The DC DIRECT line this month offers super villain action figures of the Crime Syndicate members ULTRAMAN, POWER RING and SUPERWOMAN based on the art of David Finch and also Suicide Squad villains figures of DEADSHOT, HARLEY QUINN and CAPTAIN BOOMERANG and one hero that I know everyone has been waiting for, the JUSTICE LEAGUE: SHAZAM! AF.


IDW: The folks at Idea and Design Works are launching a twelve part cross over that begins with TRANSFORMERS: DARK CYBERTRON #1 and crosses into TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #23 and TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #23. They are also beginning THE MAXX: MAXXIMIZED #1 which will present the entire Sam Kieth/ William Messner-Loebs series that some of you fondly remember from MTV, remastered and recolored. Now that ‘Locke & Key’ has reached its’ conclusion Joe Hill launches WRAITH: WELCOME TO CHRISTMASLAND #1 OF 5 with art by C. P. Wilson III a stand alone story that will be great for new readers, although those who have read Joe’s recent novel NOS4A2 will have already been introduced to the scary fun house world of Christmasland. IDW adds to their all age line this month with BEN 10 #1 as well as the BEN 10 CLASSICS: VOLUME ONE TP collecting the ten stories from DC’s ‘Cartoon Network Action Pack’ series. Also MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN #1 OF 4 features the Jay Ward characters as well as the memorable WABAC machine. The TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: COLOR CLASSICS VOLUME TWO #1 continues the colorization of the Mirage series while the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES VILLAIN MICRO SERIES #8 features SHREDDER this month. The MY LITTLE PONY: MICRO SERIES #9 features SPIKE and the MY LITTLE PONY ART GALLERY is a comic sized collection of covers, fan art and pin ups. The MARS ATTACKS THE HUMAN CONDITION TP has the alien invaders attacking literary classics such as Moby Dick, Robinson Crusoe and Jekyll & Hyde and they also obliterate holidays Veteran’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. A PRINCESS OF MARS HC is the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs featuring illustrations by the brilliant Michael Kaluta and, although I’ve never been a big fan of Burroughs’ stories I’m still tempted to buy this beautiful edition.


IMAGE: Rick Remender teams with up and coming artist Matteo Scalera for a new science fiction series, BLACK SCIENCE #1 featuring a team of dimensional castaways led by the man who caused the dilemma. Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten who co-created the ‘Wasteland’ series launch a new dark fantasy, UMBRAL #1, an extra sized first issue for $2.99. Jonathan Luna (‘Girls’, ‘The Sword’, ‘Ultra’) has his first new series in three years, ALEX + ADA #1, a near future tale of romance(?) between a man and an android. MANIFEST DESTINY #1 is by Chris Dingess with art by newcomer Matthew Roberts, an alternate history involving Lewis and Clark and monsters in the early eighteen hundreds. PROTECTORS, INC. #1 is the latest of the many new titles from the revived imprint of ‘Joe’s Comics’; written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Gordon Purcell, this is a story of corporate sponsored heroes in a world without super powered villains. STRANGEWAYS #1 is by Alex Link with the art of Riley Rossmo involving a paranormal detective, bog men and an ex-girlfriend who is a werewolf. A VOICE IN THE DARK #1 is written and drawn (by mouth!) from disabled creator Larime Taylor about a college student/serial killer trying to control her dark urges. ’68: HALLOWED GROUND is a one shot special dedicated to the late Josh Medors and his family, a tale with Vietnam vets trying to protect the survivors in a small Mississippi town from a derailed passenger train full of zombies. Joe Kelly releases BAD DOG #5, (issue four came out in March of 2011) and the GODLAND FINALE, (the previous issue arrived in September of 2011), both good series’ that have been on hiatus for so long that the people who had been following them probably didn’t expect to ever see another issue. Collected editions this month include the INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE VOLUME ONE TP, the MINIATURE JESUS TP, MORNING GLORIES VOLUME SIX TP, SEX VOLUME ONE: THE SUMMER OF HARD TP, TEN GRAND VOLUME ONE TP and THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME NINETEEN: MARCH TO WAR TP.


MARVEL: The final issue, INFINITY #6 OF 6 covers the final battle between Earth’s heroes and the forces of Thanos and tie ins include: NEW AVENGERS #12, AVENGERS #23, MIGHTY AVENGERS #3, INFINITY HEIST #4 OF 4, INFINITY: THE HUNT #4 OF 4, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #9, THUNDERBOLTS #18, SECRET AVENGERS #11 and the WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN ANNUAL #1; (With the six issue series, that brings this series to a total of forty eight comics: three @ $4.99, four @$2.99 and forty one at $3.99.). Steve McNiven is the new artist on UNCANNY AVENGERS #14 with Rick Remender writing as Ragnarök begins. The three remaining ‘Ultimate’ titles cross over, beginning with CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES LAST STAND #0.1 through #0.5 and crossing through CATACLYSM: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1 OF 3, CATACLYSM: ULTIMATES #1 OF 3 and CATACLYSM: ULTIMATE X-MEN #1 OF 3, these three part series will replace the regularly numbered issues for the next three months as Galactus attacks. Blackout returns in the SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 and, with Aunt May as hostage, plans to kill Spider-Man. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #22 begins the ‘Darkest Hour’ event and will be a three part story as Flash (Venom) Thompson has a run in with his one time hero and inspiration. MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER ADAPTATION #1 OF 2 is written by Peter David with art by Wellington Alves. NOVA #10 is a double sized ‘100th Issue Anniversary Special’ (so don’t be surprised if the next issue is numbered as issue 101) guest starring the New Warriors. The AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 collects stories from the fifties to today, introducing the characters and retelling the origins to prepare America for the ABC television program which debuts this fall. LONGSHOT SAVES THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1 OF 4 is by Christopher Hastings with art by Jacopo Camagni but the big launch this month is AMAZING X-MEN #1 written by Jason Aaron with art by Ed McGuinness as Wolverine, Storm, Beast, Iceman, Northstar and Firestar bring back the (presently dead) fuzzy blue elf, Nightcrawler. Lady Deathstrike returns as a new six part arc begins in X-MEN #7 by Brian Wood and Terry Dodson. X-MEN: GOLD #1 is a sixty four page all new one shot celebrating the fiftieth Anniversary of the X-Men with an untold tale written by Chris Claremont with Bob McLeod’s art. Jock finishes his arc in SAVAGE WOLVERINE #11 and Phil Jimenez writes and illustrates the next arc beginning in SAVAGE WOLVERINE #12. The DEADPOOL ANNUAL #1 is written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker of ‘The Thrilling Adventure Hour’ guest starring Thor, Daredevil, Luke Cage and Madcap. In collected editions this month is the DEADPOOL VOLUME ONE HC with issues one through twelve of the current series as well as DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY VOLUME TWO TP, DEADPOOL CLASSIC VOLUME NINE TP, DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL TP and DEADPOOL VOLUME THREE: THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY TP. The SHADOW WALK PREMIRE HC is written by Mark Waid with Max (World War Z) Brooks with art by Shane Davis with soldiers battling demonic creatures; this is co-published by Legendary Comics and involves no licensed Marvel characters. (So don’t be surprised to see this as a movie in the future.) X-FACTOR VOLUME TWENTY ONE: THE END OF X-FACTOR TP brings Peter David’s long run on the series to a close. IMMORTAL IRON FIST: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOLUME ONE TP is the brilliant run by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction. Jim Starlin’s six issues returns to print in the THANOS: INFINITY ABYSS TP MINI MARVELS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP has all of those all age strips by Chris Giarrusso and friends. At Marvel’s creator owned imprint MARVEL ICON Jimmy Palmiotti writes PAINKILLER JANE: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM #1 OF 4 with art by Juan Santacruz and Sam Lofti.


INDEPENDENTS: All right, that’s the ‘Big Five’ above so here are the notable and new from the smaller publishers beginning with AMIGO COMICS’ LUNITA #1 about a new drug that links users to the supernatural and is only available to the wealthy. D.E.A. Agent Summer teams up with a strange agent from Spain who is the daughter of the Moon. The company is fairly new to the comic scene but they’ve produced solidly good work so far. ANOMALY PRODUCTIONS offers the SHIFTER VOLUME ONE HC written by Brian Holguin and Brian Haberlin, the latter Brian providing the artwork which is totally interactive with your devices combined with the publishers free app: an innocent man on the run for murder and able to inhabit the body of creatures (think Animal Man). ARCHAIA has MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOLUME TWO HC, an anthology with stories by some of the industries’ best, the first volume won an Eisner Award for Best Anthology of 2011. ASPEN COMICS offers the ALL NEW SOULFIRE #1 OF 8 for one dollar by J. T. Krul with art by V Ken Marion. BIG DOG INK begins a new fantasy series written by Kim Hutchinson and Kari Castor with art by Mike Krome, SHAHRAZAD #1 tells stories that span generations and genres. BLACK MASK COMICS collects their first two series in the OCCUPY COMICS TP, a time capsule of the movement’s themes with more than fifty comic pros including Alan Moore and the LIBERATOR TP, an intense adventure of animal rights activism. BOOM! STUDIOS launches PROTOCOL #1 OF 4 written by Michael Alan Nelson with art by Mariano Navarro, an espionage series featuring spies snatched from orphanages by the US government, rigorously trained, then released as sleeper agents. Their all age imprint,KaBoom! offers ADVENTURE TIME VOLUME TWO: PIXEL PRINCESSES OGN as well as REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS #1 OF 6 written and drawn by Mad Rupert, as the groundskeeper takes the team on a not very restful vacation. DYNAMITE has Steve Niles writing and Dennis Calero illustrating a new ongoing series, ASH AND THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #1. NOIR #1 OF 5 is by Victor Gishcler with Andrea Mutti’s art featuring Miss Fury and the Black Sparrow and guest starring the Shadow. LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #1 OF 5, an anthology by female stars of prose, television, gaming and comics featuring Gail Simone, Nancy A. Collins and Devin Grayson in the first issue with artists Jack Jadson, Noah Salongo and Carla McNeil. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: STARBUCK #1 OF 4 is written by Tony Lee with the art of Eman Casallos. Collected editions include GRIMM VOLUME ONE: THE COINS OF ZAKYNTHOS TP, MARK WAID’S THE GREEN HORNET VOLUME ONE: BULLY PULPIT TP and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA VOLUME ONE: MEMORIAL TP. DRAWN & QUARTERLY offers SHOWA 1953-1939: A HISTORY OF JAPAN TP, the first volume of Shigeru Mizuki’s meticulously researched portrait of twentieth century Japan, the photo realistic art style and the personal story telling through narrator ‘Rat Man’ makes this palatable and compelling for all audiences. FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS has MARIA M., the first of two stand alone hard covers by Gilbert Hernandez, a B-movie adaptation of the life of Luba’s mother, who longtime Love & Rockets fans will recall from the Poison River storyline. ONI PRESS offers the coming of age story by Bryan Lee (Scott Pilgrim) O’Malley in a tenth anniversary collection, the LOST AT SEA HC and Chris Roberson’s THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGERS TP VOLUME ONE: STRANGE WAYS collects the first six issues of this story of agents with supernatural gifts fighting odd criminals and terrorists, often paying homage to sixties era television and culture. RANDOM HOUSE has been occasionally putting out comic related merchandise these past few years and this month they’re offering some of the last of their signed bookplate editions of GRANT MORRISON’S SUPERGODS, JONATHAN KELLERMAN’S SILENT PARTNER GN illustrated by Michael Gaydos, DEAN KOONTZ’ IN ODD WE TRUST, THE STUFF OF LEGEND with C. P. Wilson’s art and DIANA GABALDON’S THE EXILE. More adapted literature, SELFMADEHERO offers H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME GN with art by I. M. J. Culbard and FRANZ KAFKA: THE CASTLE GN with art by David Zane Mairowitz. TITAN COMICS collects the four adventures of Mike Fallon in the ACCIDENT MAN HC; he’s kind of a genius, James Bond type who performs assassinations, making them look like accidents. UDON ENTERTAINMENT has THE HISTORY OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SC, three hundred pages covering two decades of 2D and 3D Sonic games, spinoffs and crossovers, same as the hard cover but fifteen bucks cheaper. VALIANT begins UNITY #1 written by Matt Kindt with art by Doug Braithwaite and half a dozen variant covers by top talents. This is the title that unifies their other titles into a viable universe; it’s been not quite two years since the company relaunched, patiently releasing new first issues as they built their following, hiring top talents all along and doing a fine job of building continuity while maintaining high levels of suspense and intrigue. This first issue ties into their flagship title, X-O MANOWAR #19 by Robert Venditti with Cary Nord’s art. QUANTUM & WOODY #5, a dramedy featuring ‘the world’s worst superhero team’ begins a new arc and SHADOWMAN #12 is an anthology issue with three stand alone stories. ZENESCOPE offers a new limited series within their universe: GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS QUEST #1 OF 4 and also offer their 2013 HOLIDAY EDITION. The DIFFERENT SEASONS: VOLUME THREE collects a years worth of their seasonal specials and WONDERLAND: DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE TP collects the recent limited series.


BOOKS: I thought I’d mention some of the books offered (as it is time to think about ordering gifts). THE ART OF RUBE GOLDBERG HC is a cool coffee table book put together by the Pulitzer Prize winner’s granddaughter. (You don’t know who Rube Goldberg is? The name sounds familiar? Google it and you’ll realize that you already knew.) MAGIC WORDS: THE EXTRORDINARY LIFE OF ALAN MOORE HC, a biography of the life of this eccentric creator, his English counter-culture roots, the punk art labs of the seventies, performance art, magic, his feuds with the entertainment industry, (for the more intellectual of the comic nerds). THE DC COMICS ENCYCLOPEDIA HC, MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA HC, DC COMICS: A VISUAL CHRONICLE HC, SPIDER-MAN CHRONICLES: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF WEBSLINGING HC, SUPERMAN: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE MAN OF STEEL HC or maybe GUILLERMO DEL TORO: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES-LIMITED EDITION; it’s $750.00, limited to a thousand copies, leather bound in a fancy box with all sorts of extras. CATS ARE WEIRD AND MORE OBSERVATIONS HC by Jeffrey Brown or it’s predecessor, CAT GETTING OUT OF A BAG AND OTHER OBSERVATIONS, STAR WARS: THE DEATH STAR OWNER’S TECHNICAL MANUAL or the MILLENUIM FALCON OWNER’S WORKSHOP MANUAL, for all ages: DARTH VADER AND SON HC or VADER’S LITTLE PRINCESS HC, both by Jeffrey Brown (I try to keep those two in stock)…anyway, just wanted to say, lots of books and I didn’t get to the tee shirts, posters, statues, action figures, trading cards, games, toys or models. Check through the catalog when you stop by. (It’s September first and I’m determined to get this posted and mailed before midnight, especially since my personal deadline was twenty four hours ago.)


Check the event tab regularly at my web site as there are a lot of things coming up. September 25th the first issue of the ongoing URSA MINOR series comes out and the artist, Ian Snyder will be signing copies here, Friday, October twenty sixth I hope you’ll stop by and get some free Halloween comics (and come in costume; I want to see!) and November ninth we’ll have another big benefit for Primavera with a silent auction for original art and a raffle for toys and graphic novels and a coloring contest for the kids and free sketches and we’ll have a blast and raise money for a strong and important asset to our community. More details on these (as I get it together) and two other events for October that I’m still working on. If you’re not following the shop on Facebook ( and you don’t get this newsletter by email feel free to email me ( and I’ll add you to the mailing list and you’ll get updates on the events as well (or you can always check out the web site for all this stuff and the slide shows and digital comics and the kids coloring pages, etc.).


Thank you all for your support of my small business, helping me to not fall behind on my bills, thank you for your friendship and thank you for the huge support you’ve given for the quarterly charity events; (the first of this year raised five hundred dollars for St. Jude Children Research Hospital, the second raised six hundred plus sixty pounds of food for the Community Food Bank and the most recent one raised seven hundred for Emerge)-you’re awesome and I’m proud to have such classy customers and friends.


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