Blackest Night #6 out Today, New Year’s Eve Party this Thursday

Remember folks, Blackest Night #6 may be the only comic coming out next week, but we’ll also have free stuff from Marvel, including the all-new Origins of Siege comic, Marvel 2010 Calendars and Do-It-Yourself Avengers ID cards. Not only that, but it’s the perfect time to check out some of the great comics out there that you may have overlooked. All of us here have our favorites, be they superhero, horror, crime, fantasy, science fiction or slice-of-life indy stories. It’s all here, and it’s a great chance to check out why we consider ourselves a full-service, something for everyone store.

Plus, we also have our big New Year’s Eve party this Thursday night starting at 9pm. JFX 316 has been working it out like Rocky in a training montage, so we it should be a good time. Come out, have fun, socialize with your fellow Super-Fly customers and ring in the new year in true nerd style with our Fall of the Hulk-drop at Midnight! Why party with drunk strangers when you can party with drunk comic nerds? Huh? No one can resist the appeal of drunk comic nerds.

Comics Shipping this Wednesday!

Here we go, folks! The last new comic shipment of 2009? What’s that, there’s one more Wednesday? True, but due to unfortunate shipping schedule issues with our distributor there will be no regular shipments next week. However, thanks to the good folks at DC and Marvel we will have cool stuff for you next Wednesday. The only new comic that will be available (and the only one you’ll need) will be BLACKEST NIGHT #6, and we’ll also have a bunch of cool free stuff from Marvel, including a 2010 calendar, Avengers ID card and an ORIGINS OF SIEGE comic written by Brian Bendis. The free Marvel goodies will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Don’t forget that next week on the 31st will also be our New Year’s Eve Party starting at 9pm! Not only will it be a great time to rock the night away, we’ll also be have our “Fall of the Hulk” ball-drop at midnight.

A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #109 (A) (C: 1-0-2)
ABSOLUTION #5 (OF 6) (MR)
AGENTS OF ATLAS TP DARK REIGN
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #616 GNTLT
ANGEL #28 10 COPY VIRGIN FRISON INCV (NET)
ANGEL ANNUAL #1
ANGEL ONLY HUMAN #5 (OF 5)
ANGELUS #1 (OF 6)
ANITA BLAKE PREM HC BOOK 02 LC NECROMANCER
ARCHIE #604
ARCHIE #604
ARKHAM REBORN #3 (OF 3)
AVENGERS INITIATIVE #31 SIEGE
AZRAEL #3
BART SIMPSON COMICS #51
BATMAN #694
BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #12
BEASTS OF BURDEN #4 (OF 4)
BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #11
BLACK TERROR #6
BLACK WIDOW AND MARVEL GIRLS #2 (OF 4)
BLACKEST NIGHT JSA #1 (OF 3)
BLACKEST NIGHT JSA #1 (OF 3) VAR ED
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW ONE SHOT (OSW) JO CHEN CVR
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW ONE SHOT (OSW) MOLINE CVR
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN WHO WILL WIELD THE SHIELD
CHEW #7 (MR)
CLASSIC TRANSFORMERS TP VOL 05
COMPLETE DRACULA #5 (OF 5)
CRIMINAL MACABRE CELL BLOCK 666 TP (C: 0-1-2)
CRIMINAL SINNERS #3 (MR)
CROSSED #8 (OF 9) (MR)
CROSSED #8 (OF 9) 3-COPY RED CROSSED CVR INCV (NET) (MR)
CROSSED #8 (OF 9) WRAP CVR (MR)
DARK AVENGERS ARES #3 (OF 3)
DARK REIGN HOOD TP
DARK REIGN SINISTER SPIDER-MAN TP
DARK REIGN YOUNG AVENGERS TP
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #2 (OF 5)
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #2 (OF 5) VAR
DEAD DUCK GN (MR)
DETECTIVE COMICS #860
DIAMOND DATELINE DEC 23 2009 (NET)
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #7 (OF 24)
ENDERS GAME COMMAND SCHOOL #4 (OF 5)
ENDERS SHADOW COMMAND SCHOOL #4 (OF 5)
FALL OF HULKS ALPHA NYEE MCGUINNESS VAR (NET) FOH
FALL OF HULKS GAMMA FOH
FALL OF THE HULKS BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC FOLDED PROMO POSTER (N
FALL OF THE HULKS BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC POSTER
FANTASTIC FOUR #574
FANTASTIC FOUR TP MASTERS OF DOOM
FARSCAPE HC VOL 03 GONE AND BACK
FOOTNOTES IN GAZA HC (C: 0-1-2)
FRANK FRAZETTAS DARK KINGDOM #3 (OF 4) FRAZETTA CVR
FREDDY JASON ASH NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #6 (OF 6) (MR)
GANTZ TP VOL 08 (MR) (C: 0-1-2)
GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS HAPPY VALLEY #1 (OF 9) (MR) (C: 1-0
GI JOE ORIGINS #10
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #7
GREAT ANTI WAR CARTOONS (C: 0-1-1)
GREEN LANTERN #49 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
GREEN LANTERN #49 VAR ED (BLACKEST NIGHT)
GREEN LANTERN CHRONICLES TP VOL 02
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #43 A CVR AMORIM
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #43 B CVR DEBALFO
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #21
HALO BLOOD LINE #1 (OF 5) (MR)
HELLBOY BRIDE OF HELL ONE SHOT (OSW)
HISTORY OF THE DCU SER 3 OCEAN MASTER AF (NET)
IMAGE UNITED #2 (OF 6) EQUAL RATIO ED
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #139
INCREDIBLE HERCULES TP DARK REIGN
INVINCIBLE #69
IRON MAN VS WHIPLASH #2 (OF 4)
IRREDEEMABLE #9
IRREDEEMABLE TP VOL 02
JACK OF FABLES #41 (MR)
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #34
LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME #1 (OF 3) A CVR MALEEV (MR)
LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME #1 (OF 3) B CVR TOCCHINI (MR)
MADAME XANADU #18 (MR)
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #58
MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN HC
MARVELS TP NEW PTG
MEGAMAN OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS SC (C: 0-0-1)
MIGHTY TP VOL 01
MINI MARVELS TP ULTIMATE COLLECTION GN
MORE THAN COMPLETE ACTION PHILOSOPHERS TP
NEW AVENGERS #60
NEW MUTANTS #8 XN
NEW YEARS EVE EVE PROMO CALENDAR (BUNDLE OF 25) (Net)
NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT TP VOL 03 (C: 0-1-2)
NORTHLANDERS #23 (MR)
ONE MODEL NATION GN
ORIGINS OF SIEGE (NET) (BUNDLE OF 25)
OUTSIDERS #24 (BLACKEST NIGHT) 2ND PTG
POWERS #2 (MR)
PRINCESS AI GN VOL 02 (OF 3) THE PRISM OF MIDNIGHT DAWN
PSYLOCKE #1 (OF 4) 2ND PTG TOLIBAO VAR (PP #895)
PUNISHER #12
PUNISHER #11 2ND PTG MOORE VAR (PP #896)
RUNAWAYS TRUE BELIEVERS PREM HC
SCOURGE OF GODS PREM HC FALL (MR)
SECRET WARRIORS #11
SONIC UNIVERSE #11
SPIDER-WOMAN #4
STAND SOUL SURVIVORS #3 (OF 5)
STAND SOUL SURVIVORS #3 (OF 5) PERKINS VAR
STAR TREK TNG GHOSTS #2
STAR WARS CLONE WARS TP VOL 04 COLOSSUS OF DESTINY (C: 0-1-2
STAR WARS KNIGHTS OLD REPUBLIC #48 DEMON PT 2 (OF 4) (C: 1-0
STAR WARS LEGACY #43 MONSTER PT 1 (OF 4) (C: 1-0-0)
STAR WARS RPG SAGA EDITION HC (C: 1-1-2)
STORM HAWKS PROMO POSTCARD (NET)
SUB-MARINER TP DEPTHS
SUPERGIRL COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE EIGHTH GRADE TP
SUPERMAN #695
TEEN TITANS #78 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
THOR #605
THOR TP AGES OF THUNDER
TINY TITANS #23
TORCHWOOD ENCYCLOPEDIA HC (C: 0-1-2)
TRANSFORMERS TALES O/T FALLEN #5 (OF 5)
UNCANNY X-MEN #519
UNKNOWN SOLDIER #15 (MR)
USAGI YOJIMBO #125
VICTORIAN UNDEAD #2 (OF 6)
WALL-E #1 (C: 1-0-0)
WEB #4
WHAT IF ASTONISHING X-MEN
WHAT IF SPIDER-MAN HOUSE OF M
WILDCATS #18
WITCHBLADE #133 SEJIC CVR A
WITCHBLADE #133 SPOKES CVR B
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #43
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #8
WONDER WOMAN #39
WORLDS FINEST #3 (OF 4) CVR A
WORLDS FINEST #3 (OF 4) CVR B
X-FORCE CABLE MESSIAH WAR TP
X-FORCE PREM HC VOL 03 NOT FORGOTTEN
X-MEN FOREVER #14
X-MEN LEGACY #231 XN
ZORRO #18

New Year’s Eve Party & This Wednesday’s Comics

Are you get the last minute Holiday panics? Unsure about what to get folks and not sure if you’re going to get what you want? No worries. Just point them down our way and we’ll take care of them. Heck, bring them with you! Nothing abates the holiday frenzy like our serene little nerd hangout. PLUS! get ready to ring in the new year and the new decade in the best manner possible. That’s right, we’ll be having our very own NEW YEAR’S EVE part, December 31st, complete with a real “Fall of the Hulks” drop at midnight. We’ll have a DJ, video games and the coolest people on the planet (that could make it and know that we exist). More information will be coming later this week. In the meantime, here are this weeks comics:

AIR #16 (MR)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #615 GNTLT
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS ANTI VENOM #3 (OF 3)
AMORY WARS TP VOL 02 SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE
ANGEL #28
ART OF STEVE DITKO HC
ASTONISHING X-MEN #33
AUTHORITY THE LOST YEAR #4 (OF 12)
BATMAN #694
BATMAN 80 PAGE GIANT #1
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #39
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #7
BLACK PANTHER 2 #11
BLACK WIDOW DEADLY ORIGIN #2 (OF 4) SECRET VAR
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #30
CABLE #21
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #5 (OF 6)
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #5 (OF 6) CASSADAY VAR
CARTOONIST DVD (NET) (C: 0-1-3)
CHIMICHANGA #1
COMPLETE ALICE IN WONDERLAND #1 (OF 4)
COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS SC CURR PTG VOL 07
COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS SC VOL 12 CURR PTG
DAREDEVIL #503
DARK AVENGERS #12
DARK HORSE DEC 2009 RETAILER PROMO PACK (NET)
DARK WOLVERINE #81
DARKNESS PITT #3 (OF 3) BASALDUA CVR B
DARKNESS PITT #3 (OF 3) KEOWN CVR A
DEAD AT 17 AFTERBIRTH TP VOL 01
DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #6
DEADPOOL TP VOL 02 DARK REIGN
DIAMOND BOOKSHELF #4 (NET)
DIAMOND DATELINE DEC 16 2009 (NET)
DOCTOR VOODOO AVENGER OF SUPERNATURAL #3
DOCTOR WHO ONGOING #6
DRAWING DOWN THE MOON ART OF CHARLES VESS HC (RES) (C: 0-1-2
ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND #3 (OF 6) A CVR CHEN
EX MACHINA #47 (MR)
FABLES #91 (MR)
FARSCAPE ONGOING #2
FEAR AGENT TP VOL 05 I AGAINST I (RES) (C: 0-1-2)
FORGETLESS #1 (OF 5) (MR)
FRINGE TP
GARGOYLES BAD GUYS TP VOL 01 (C: 0-1-2)
GHOSTBUSTERS DISPLACED AGGRESSION #4 (C: 1-0-0)
GI JOE #13
GIANT-SIZE GFT 2009 HOLIDAY ED A CVR FRANCHESCO
GOON TP VOL 06 CHINATOWN & MYSTERY MR WICKER (C: 0-1-2)
GRAVEL TP VOL 02 THE MAJOR SEVEN (MR) (C: 0-1-2)
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY ENEMIES LIST TP
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #43 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #43 VAR ED (BLACKEST NIGHT)
HELLBLAZER #262 (MR)
HELLO KITTY 12-IN PLUSH ASST (NET) (C: 1-1-3)
HULK #18
INCORRUPTIBLE #1
JAMES KOCHALKA DIGITAL ELF CD (C: 1-1-2)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
KOOKABURRA K #2 (OF 3) (MR)
LAST RESORT #5 (MR)
LOCKE & KEY CROWN OF SHADOWS #2
MANGALICIOUS TICK #4 (OF 4)
MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #2 (OF 8)
MIGHTY AVENGERS #32
MS MARVEL #48
NEW YEARS EVE EVE PARTY MINI-POSTER (NET)
NOLA #2
NOMAD GIRL WITHOUT A WORLD #4 (OF 4)
OUTSIDERS #25 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
PORTABLE GRINDHOUSE LOST ART OF VHS BOX SC VOL 01 (RES) (C:
POWER GIRL #7
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO #5
PS238 #42
PUNISHER FRANK CASTLE MAX TP WELCOME TO BAYOU (MR)
REALM OF KINGS INHUMANS #2 (OF 5)
ROBERT E HOWARD THULSA DOOM #4
SAVAGE WORLDS RPG HELLFROST GAZETTEER (C: 0-1-3)
SECRET WARRIORS TP VOL 01 NICK FURY AGENT OF NOTHING
SIMPSONS COMICS #161
SPIDER-MAN 1602 #3 (OF 5)
SPIDER-MAN CLONE SAGA #4 (OF 6)
STAR TREK DS9 FOOLS GOLD #1
STAR WARS THRAWN TRILOGY HC VOL 01 (C: 0-1-2)
STREET FIGHTER II TURBO #10 A CVR RYU SAGAT
STREET FIGHTER II TURBO #10 B CVR Q TRENCHCOAT
SULLENGREY SACRIFICE TP (MR)
SUPERGIRL #48
SUPERMAN BATMAN #67 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
TALES OF TMNT #65
THUNDERBOLTS #139
TORCHWOOD OFFICIAL YEARBOOK HC 2010 (RES) (C: 0-1-2)
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE #1
ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #3 (OF 4)
UNCLE SCROOGE #386 (C: 1-0-0)
UNDERGROUND #4 (OF 5)
UNKNOWN DEVIL MADE FLESH #3
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #4
VIXEN RETURN OF THE LION TP
WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #701 (C: 1-0-0)
WHAT IF DAREDEVIL VS ELEKTRA
WORLD OF WARCRAFT SPECIAL #1
X-FACTOR #200
X-FORCE #22 XN
X-INFERNUS TP
X-MEN LEGACY #230
YEN PLUS MAGAZINE VOL 3 #1 JAN 2010
ZOMBIES THAT ATE THE WORLD #7 (OF 8) (MR)

Super-Fly Reads: CRIMINAL

Hey folks, Tad here chipping in with another “Super-Fly Reads” column, this time showcasing CRIMINAL from Marvel’s Icon imprint.

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Comics are usually at their best when they reach back to their pulp genre roots to tell a good story with a timeless feel. Perhaps the most timeless thing in all of human history? Crime. CRIMINAL, written by Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Marvels Project, Daredevil, Incognito) with art by Sean Phillips (Marvel Zombies, Sleeper, Incognito), is more of a place and state of being than it is a single ongoing story. Each story arc stands alone from the others, yet still connected in a shared universe. Side characters from one story become the leads in others. The same bar is visited at various points in time throughout the various stories. Each story spotlights characters down on their luck or on their last chance and trying desperately to survive. There have been four volumes of CRIMINAL collected thus far, each spotlighting a different story with the kind of harsh realism and twists and turns that only the best kind of noir stroytelling can achive.

“Coward” is the story of a career criminal looking trying to manuever his way into the perfect score. He just has to make his way through backstabbing partners, crooked cops and the mob if he’s going to survive. In “Lawless,” a Gulf War vet coming home to get revenge on whoever killed his little brother. “The Dead and the Dying” is about two men, one black, one white, who were best friends growing up and then made the mistake of falling for the same girl, especially when one of them is the son of a mob boss and has something to prove. “Bad Night” tells the tale of a man who was at the wrong place at the wrong time, and finds himself falling for the wrong girl and trapped in a maze of betrayal and murder that may twist back upon his own shady, forgotten past. All available as trade paperback collections, “Coward,” “Lawless,” and “The Dead and the Dying” are also available in a large format hardcover that also collects many of the essays, interviews and reviews about the very best in the history of crime fiction that were only available in the individual issues of the series.

CRIMINAL is currently on its fifth story “The Sinners,” which continues the excellent storytelling that has earned Ed Brubaker the Eisner and Harvey awards two years in a row and has earned critical acclaim from Entertainment Weekly, IGN, David Goyer, Frank Miller, Howard Chaykin, and The Onion AV Club.

If you love a dark tale of crime and murder, CRIMINAL is a must-read.

Yellow Springs Zombie Walk Survivor Footage

Some of you may not be aware of the terrible tragedy & destruction that occurred in Yellow Springs this past Halloween. Survivors are referring to it as “The Yellow Springs Zombie Walk.” There are event reports that the event may repeat itself next Halloween as well.

As terrifying as that may be, those that did survive this year’s “Zombie Walk” managed to take refuge here at our store. As the survivors waited out the worst, they were at least comforted by the rocking sounds of metal band DOCTOR MEAT. As we all know, zombies are dead, which make them lame and boring, and that means they hate metal, which is the opposite of lame and boring. It has been suggested that Doctor Meat’s music was the only thing that kept Super-Fly occupants safe from the encroaching Zombie hoards. Experts have compiled the following footage from amateur video of the event. It is presented here to both entertain and enlighten.

Further video may be recovered at a later date.

Comics Shipping this Week

Here’s the list of comics arriving this Wednesday, including the New Avengers Annual, Secret Six, Red Robin, Unwritten, Ghostbusters & Phonogram. As we get closer to the holidays, remember if you want to make sure you get exactly what you want, remind your loved ones (or those legally obligated to buy you presents) that Super-Fly does indeed do gift cards. It’s the kind of thing you can subtly hint at with a well place post-it note or scrap piece of paper stuck into a steering wheel with a knife. Well, whatever floats your boat. Maybe you did holidays differently in your house. PLUS! You can also buy our award-winning shirts* right here on our website and send them to family all over the world (or you can get one for yourself, where ever in the world you live). Just click at the top of the page where it says SUPER-FLY ONLINE STORE (which is its name and description of what it is) and you’ll be on your way to cool t-shirt heaven.

ACTION COMICS #884
ADVENTURE COMICS #5 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
ALTER EGO #90 (C: 0-1-1)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #614 GNTLT
ANCHOR #3
ANGEL HOLE IN THE WORLD #1
AOD ASH SAVES OBAMA #4 (OF 4)
BATGIRL #5
BATMAN THE CULT TP NEW PTG
BLACK WIDOW DEADLY ORIGIN #2 (OF 4)
BLOOD ENERGY POTION 48 PACK (NET) (C: 1-0-3)
BOOSTER GOLD #27 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
BOOSTER GOLD BLUE AND GOLD TP
BOOSTER GOLD BLUE AND GOLD TP
BPRD WAR ON FROGS #4 (OF 4)
CITIZEN REX #6 (OF 6)
CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 06
COMPLETE DRACULA #4 (OF 5)
DARK X-MEN #2 (OF 5)
DAYS MISSING #5 (OF 5)
DAYTRIPPER #1 (OF 10) (MR)
DC HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2009 #1
DEAD RUN TP VOL 01
DEADPOOL #18
DEATHLOK #2 (OF 7)
DIAMOND CALENDAR 2010 (NET)
DIAMOND DATELINE DEC 9 2009 (NET)
DMZ #48 (MR)
DOOM PATROL #5 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
ENDERS GAME WAR OF GIFTS ONE-SHOT
EX MACHINA TP VOL 08 DIRTY TRICKS (MR)
EXCEL SAGA TP VOL 20 (C: 1-0-1)
FARSCAPE DARGOS QUEST #1
GEN 13 #33
GESTALT GN VOL 04 (C: 1-0-1)
GHOST RIDERS HEAVENS ON FIRE #5 (OF 6)
GHOSTBUSTERS PAST PRESENT FUTURE (ONE SHOT) (C: 1-0-0)
GOD COMPLEX #1
GOLD DIGGER CHRISTMAS SP #3
GOLD DIGGER TIFFANY & CHARLOTTE 2ND SEMESTER #4 (OF 4)
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #27
GROO HOGS OF HORDER #2 (OF 4)
IMAGE UNITED #1 (OF 6) 50 COPY INCV CVR
INCARNATE #3 (OF 3) (MR)
INCREDIBLE HULK #605
INU YASHA TP VOL 43 (C: 1-0-1)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #21
JUSTICE MESSENGER PRINT BAG (C: 0-0-2)
LEGION PROPHETS GN
MAGOG #4
MARK RYDEN TREE SHOW HC 2ND PTG (RES) (C: 0-1-2)
MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #18
MARVEL HEROCLIX THOR RAGNAROK SURTUR BBB FIG (NET) (C: 1-1-2
MARVEL HEROES CAPT AMERICA SHOT GLASS 3PC ASST (C: 0-1-3)
MARVEL HEROES SPIDER-MAN SHOT GLASS 3PC SET (C: 0-1-3)
MEGAMI OCT 2009 (C: 0-1-3)
MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #298 (C: 1-0-0)
MODERN WARFARE 2 GHOST #2 (OF 6) (MR)
MS MARVEL TP VOL 07 DARK REIGN
MUPPET SHOW #0 (C: 1-0-0)
NATION X #1 (OF 4)
NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #3
NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #175
PHONOGRAM 2 #6 (OF 7) SINGLES CLUB (MR)
PILOT SEASON MURDERER #1
PUNISHER NOIR #4 (OF 4)
PUNISHER NOIR #4 (OF 4) CALERO VAR
PUNISHERMAX #2 (MR)
REALM OF KINGS IMPERIAL GUARD #2 (OF 5)
REBELS #11 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
RED HERRING #5 (OF 6)
RED ROBIN #7
RUNAWAYS GOOD DIE YOUNG TP
SCOOBY DOO #151
SECRET SIX #16
SHIELD #4
SKY DOLL TP VOL 01 (MR)
SPIDER-MAN AND SECRET WARS #1 (OF 4)
STAR TREK ALIEN SPOTLIGHT CARDASSIANS
STAR WARS CLONE WARS #11 HERO CONFEDERACY PT 2 (C: 1-0-0)
SUPER FRIENDS #22
SUPERMAN SUPERGIRL MAELSTROM TP
SWORD (MARVEL) #2
TANK GIRL NUGGETS (ONE SHOT) (MR)
TITANS #20
TMNT #1 FULL COLOR ONE SHOT
TOY STORY #0 (C: 1-0-0)
TOYFARE #150 MATTEL WWE CVR (C: 0-1-2)
TOYFARE #150 MATTEL WWE CVR (C: 0-1-2)
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #2
TRANSFORMERS TIMELESS FALL SPECIAL WINGS OF HONOR
UNWRITTEN #8 (MR)
VAMPIRELLA SECOND COMING #4 FRISON CVR
VAMPIRELLA SECOND COMING #4 GABRIELLI CVR
VAMPIRELLA SECOND COMING #4 JONES CVR
VAMPIRELLA SECOND COMING #4 SUYDAM CVR
WALKING DEAD #68 (MR)
WAR MACHINE #12
WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #3 GNTLT
WHAT IF WORLD WAR HULK
WIZARD MAGAZINE #220 PLATINUM ROSS CAPT AMERICA CVR (C: 0-1-
WIZARD MAGAZINE #220 PLATINUM ROSS CAPT AMERICA CVR (C: 0-1-
WIZARD MAGAZINE #220 PLATINUM STAR TREK CVR (C: 0-1-2)
WIZARD MAGAZINE #220 PLATINUM STAR TREK CVR (C: 0-1-2)
WOODEN DICE TRAY (C: 0-1-2)
X NECROSHA GATHERING XN
X-MEN FOREVER #13
X-MEN NOIR MARK OF CAIN #1 (OF 4)
X-MEN NOIR MARK OF CAIN #1 (OF 4) CALERO VAR

*our shirts have won no awards. Yet.

Super-Fly Reads: BLACKEST NIGHT!

Hey there; it’s Max back again.You almost would have to be living under a rock to not have heard about Blackest Night, DC’s current “big event” book, crossing over into several titles this month. Spinning out of the successful Green Lantern books and the “Sinestro Corps” Saga of 2007, writer Geoff Johns has introduced a multitude of other colored corps besides the Green Lanterns who represent willpower: there’s yellow signifying fear; red signifying hate and rage; orange signifying greed; blue signifying hope; violet signifying love and indigo signifying compassion. These various corps have emerged over the past year and a half, and now there is a new threat: the Black Lantern Corps, which is composed of dead characters of the DC Universe brought back to life.

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Some might decry this as a rip off of Marvel Zombies, but the Black Lantern characters have little in common with traditional zombies other than being reanimated decaying corpses. Black Lanterns feed off of emotions, which power their rings; instead of eating brains, they’re more interested in ripping out their victims’ hearts and making them Black Lanterns themselves. And the Black Lanterns have no problem stirring up emotions, as they are always dead characters that are related in some way to their intended victims, either as fallen friends, lovers, teammates, or even enemies—they’re bound to cause a reaction. Just about any dead character in the DC Universe you can imagine is coming back from the dead or will be soon.

At the center of the story so far are two characters who have come back from the dead, Green Lantern Hal Jordan and Flash Barry Allen. They are joined by Aquaman’s widow, Mera and Ray Palmer the Atom as they try to fight off the Black Lanterns. A member of the Indigo Corps has just revealed that all of the different colored Lantern Corps must unite to destroy the Black Lanterns, and Hal has taken off and teamed up with Sinestro and Star Saffire Carol Ferris to unite the other Corps. Without spoiling anything big, it seems the heroes’ troubles are only just beginning.

As an event, Blackest Night is massive, occuring in its own series, Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, and another set of three mini-series set to start in December (Blackest Night: Flash, Blackest Night: Wonder Woman and Blackest Night: Justice Society). In January, there will be a number of one shots, each representing an “additional issue” to several canceled comics, including Catwoman, Suicide Squad, The Power of Shazam, The Question and Starman to name a few. And now in November, the story is crossing over into several monthly books. It probably is a little excessive, but the story is excellent and one of the better company wide events in some time. Plus, with the crossovers this month, DC is doing something fun.

Blackest Night is definitely an ambitious crossover, but so far, writer Geoff Johns and everyone else associated with the event (Peter Tomassi, Ivan Reis, Dustin Nyugen to name a few) are doing a great job of delivering the goods in bringing about an exciting (and frightening!) event for the entirety of the DC Universe. If you want to get in on the ground floor of events leading up to Blackest Night, we keep in stock several of the Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps adventures in hardback and trade paperback that set the groundwork, from The Sinestro Corps War to Rage of the Red Lanterns and others. So if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t been reading Blackest Night, now is the the time to do it!

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Comics Shipping this Thursday

Now that we’ve all digested our turkey and stuffing and made it through the Black Friday shenanigans, it’s time to take a breather before the December holiday season overtakes us. Here’s the list of stuff coming out this week

28 DAYS LATER #4
365 SAMURAI & FEW BOWLS OF RICE SC (C: 0-1-2)
ABSOLUTION #4 (OF 6) (MR)
ALIENS #4 (OF 4)
AMERICAN MCGEES GRIMM TP VOL 01
ANITA BLAKE LC EXECUTIONER #2 (OF 5) (MR)
AUTHORITY #17
BAKUGAN BATTLE BRAWLERS GN VOL 04 DAN & DRAGO (C: 0-1-2)
BARACK THE BARBARIAN #3 (OF 4)
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #38
BATMAN THE CAT AND THE BAT TP
BATMAN THE UNSEEN #5 (OF 5)
BLACK PANTHER TP DEADLIEST OF SPECIES
BLACK WIDOW AND MARVEL GIRLS #1 (OF 4)
BLACKEST NIGHT THE FLASH #1 (OF 3)
BLACKEST NIGHT THE FLASH #1 (OF 3) VAR ED
BLACKEST NIGHT WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 3)
BLACKEST NIGHT WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 3) VAR ED
BLEACH TP VOL 29 (C: 1-0-1)
BOYS #37 (MR)
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #44
CHEW #6 (MR)
CINDERELLA FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #2 (OF 6) (MR)
DARK AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1 (OF 5)
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1 (OF 5) PETERSON VAR
DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #898
DIAMOND DATELINE DEC 2 2009 (NET)
DINGO #1
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #6 (OF 24)
DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS SERIES 2 #13
DOCTOR WHO THROUGH TIME AND SPACE TP
DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #348 (C: 1-0-0)
EMPOWERED ONE SHOT (MR)
ESSENTIAL X-FACTOR TP VOL 03
EXILES ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP BOOK 03
EXISTENCE 3.0 #1 (OF 4)
FALL OF HULKS ALPHA FOH
FEMALE FORCE #8 BARBARA WALTERS
FREE REALMS #3 (OF 12)
FREE REALMS #4 (OF 12) (RES)
FUTURAMA COMICS #43
FUTURAMA COMICS #44
GI JOE #12
GOATS TP VOL 02 CORNDOG IMPERATIVE (C: 0-1-2)
GODZILLA 11-IN COLLECTIBLE FIGURE 2009 ASST (NET) (C: 1-1-4)
GODZILLA 6-IN COLLECTIBLE FIGURE 2009 ASST (NET) (C: 1-1-4)
GREAT TEN #2 (OF 10)
GREEK STREET #6 (MR)
HACK SLASH SERIES #28 A CVR SEELEY (MR)
HACK SLASH SERIES #28 B CVR PARENT (MR)
HAUNT #1 3RD PTG (PP #895)
HAUNT #3
HEALTH ENERGY POTION 48 PACK (C: 1-1-3)
HEROSCAPE SM EXP SET 10 VALKRILLS GAMBIT 4-PACK (C: 1-1-2)
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #20 (MR)
HULK WINTER GUARD ONE-SHOT
INCREDIBLES #3 (C: 1-0-1)
INDIGO LANTERN SYMBOL T/S LG
INDIGO LANTERN SYMBOL T/S XL
IRON MAN VS WHIPLASH #1 (OF 4)
JACK OF FABLES #40 (MR)
JONAH HEX #50 (NOTE PRICE)
JSA ALL STARS #1
KILL AUDIO #3 (OF 6)
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #156
LEGEND OF ISIS (BLUEWATER) #7
LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 08 (C: 1-0-1)
LOBO HIGHWAY TO HELL #2 (OF 2)
LOOKING FOR CALVIN & HOBBES SC (C: 0-1-2)
MARVEL HEROCLIX CLASSICS BATTLEPACK ASST (NET) (C: 1-1-2)(PP
MARVEL SELECT CAPTAIN AMERICA AF (C: 1-1-4)
MARVEL SELECT THOR AF (C: 0-1-3)
MARVELS PROJECT #4 (OF 8)
MICE TEMPLAR DESTINY #5 OEMING CVR
MIGHTY #11
MIRRORS EDGE TP
NEW MUTANTS PREM HC RETURN OF LEGION
NEW YEARS EVE EVE POSTCARD (BUNDLE OF 100) (NET)
NIGHTMARE WORLD TP VOL 01 13 TALES OF TERROR (IMAGE ED)
NORTH 40 #6 (OF 6)
NOVA #32
ORANGE LANTERN SYMBOL T/S LG
ORANGE LANTERN SYMBOL T/S XL
PSYLOCKE #2 (OF 4)
RED TORNADO #4 (OF 6)
ROSARIO VAMPIRE GN VOL 10 (OF 10) (C: 1-0-1)
SAVAGE DRAGON #155
SCALPED #33 (MR)
SHONEN JUMP JANUARY 2010 (C: 1-1-1)
SIEGE CABAL
SIMON BISLEY ILLUSTRATION FROM THE BIBLE TP NEW PTG (MR) (C:
SLAM DUNK GN VOL 07 (C: 1-0-1)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #207
SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 03
SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #1 (OF 4)
SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #1 (OF 4) CALERO VAR
SPIN ANGELS #4 (OF 4) (MR)
STRANGE #2 (OF 4)
SUPERGOD #2 (OF 5) (MR)
SUPERGOD #2 (OF 5) WRAP CVR (MR)
SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #10 (OF 12)
SWEET TOOTH #4 (MR)
SWORD #20 (MR)
TALES FROM WONDERLAND TP VOL 02 (C: 0-1-1)
TALISMAN ROAD OF TRIALS #2 CVR A MASSIMO CARNEVALE
TEEN TITANS DEATHTRAP TP
TEEN TITANS DEATHTRAP TP
TERRY MOORES ECHO #17
THOR #604
TOM CORBETT SPACE CADET #3 (MR)
TORCH #4 (OF 8)
TRANSMETROPOLITAN TP VOL 05 LONELY CITY NEW ED (MR)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #5
UNCANNY X-MEN #518
UNITED FREE WORLDS #6 (OF 6) (MR) (NOTE PRICE)
VIOLET LANTERN SYMBOL T/S LG (C: 4)
VIOLET LANTERN SYMBOL T/S XL (C: 4)
WARLORD #9
WHAT IF SECRET INVASION
X-BABIES #3 (OF 4)
X-FORCE ANNUAL #1