Comics Shipping this Wednesday

Finally, a new comic day post where I don’t have to talk about the weather. Oh wait…dammit, I just did. Anyway, I will take this opportunity to remind folks about our DANCE PARTY & BREAKDANCE CONTEST this Saturday at 8pm. It will be a great time, and it looks like the weather will be most cooperating, so we won’t have to deal with dangerous roads. I know we like to keep the breaking on the cardboard, not on the asphalt.

Anyway, here’s this week’s stuff. BLACKEST NIGHT clocks in on schedule (yes, that was a planned skip month), while FLASH: REBIRTH (yes, that Flash Rebirth) limps along the finish line, three months late and a week after the Blackest Night miniseries that takes place *after* it wraps. If you read BN: Flash already, now’s your chance to find out how all those people got to where they were in that. It’s like Memento, right? Our copies of Ben Templesmith’s new book CHOKER finally show up, as do the second prints of one of my favorite books of the year thus far STUMPTOWN. There’s a bevy of SIEGE tie-ins, as well as the collection of Jonathan Hickman’s first arc on FANTASTIC FOUR. This has been amazing and should be owned by everyone with eyes.

The rest of the this week’s comics after the jump!
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Super-Fly Reads: MUPPET KING ARTHUR

I’d be lying if I professed not to love, by default, the works of Jim
Henson; even the posthumous ones that he never touched. It comes as
no shock, then, that having just finished Muppet King Arthur #1 I am
quite impressed. I really think all of the recent Boom Studios Muppet
books have been phenomenal and by far undeservedly under recognized.
They manage to quite succinctly capture the humor, wit, and
imagination, which delighted us all when we were younger. I feel,
however, that this one in particular really shines. These days it is
woefully rare that you encounter the kinds of verbal sparring and
vaudevillian punnery in which this book so enthusiastically engages.
Truth-be-told, none of these Muppet books hold themselves to the
rigorous standards of ‘higher literature’ which so many comics seem to
aspire towards lately, that said they are nonetheless a welcome
respite to the persistent “Event-Fatigue” thrown at us constantly by
the Big Two. These are the kinds of “popcorn literature” books that
remind me why I love comics in the first place. Very few books make
me laugh out loud; the Muppet books consistently do, however.
-Tony

Comics Shipping this Wednesday

This week would be a good time to remind you that we ship for free within Ohio, right? Let’s say a whole big series of winter storms hit, and you can’t make it out to thing Springs to get your comics, but you really, really want to read them. What would you do? Why, you could call us with your payment info and we’d ship them out to you the next day. Of course, who knows when something like that would happen, right? That’d be pretty crazy, huh? Buried under foot upon foot of snow. Wild.

Ahem.

Anyway, here’s what shipping to us this week! The latest wave of BLACKEST NIGHT action figures, which includes Star Sapphire, Arisia, Larfleeze and Black Lantern Aquaman, will be here and will most certainly fly out quick (even in the worst weather!). The latest ATOMIC ROBO miniseries ships, and with a subtitle like “Revenge of the Vampire Dimension” you know it’s going to be win. KICK-ASS the Hardcover collection will be here, for all of you who, several years ago, said “I’ll wait for that to come out in trade.” DOOMWAR, another Marvel mini-event kicks off this week as well, as the Black Panther, the Fantastic Four, Namor and other decide to enforce some UN sanctions of Doom & Latveria…with the point of their boots! Looking for more cool, non-comics stuff? Check out the two different sets of LIGHTSABER CHOPSTICKS! Red & Green and Red & Blue.

AIR #18 (MR)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #621 GNTLT
ANGEL #30
ANGEL #30 10 COPY VIRGIN FRISON INCV CVR (NET)
ANGEL ONLY HUMAN TP
ATOMIC ROBO REVENGE O/T VAMPIRE DIMENSION #1 (OF 4)
AUTHORITY THE LOST YEAR #6 (OF 12)
AVENGERS VS ATLAS #2 (OF 4)
AZRAEL #5
BATMAN #696
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #9
BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #14
BLACK GOD TP VOL 07 (C: 1-1-2)
BLACK PANTHER POWER TP
BLACK WIDOW AND MARVEL GIRLS #4 (OF 4)
BLACK WIDOW DEADLY ORIGIN #4 (OF 4)
BLACKEST NIGHT SER 3 BALANCED CASE ASST (NET)
BLACKEST NIGHT SER 3 WEIGHTED HALF CASE ASST (NET)
BLACKEST NIGHT THE FLASH #3 (OF 3)
BLACKEST NIGHT THE FLASH #3 (OF 3) VAR ED
BROKEN TRINITY TP
CAPTAIN AMERICA #603
CARS #1 (C: 1-0-0)
DAREDEVIL #505
DARK AVENGERS #14 DEADPOOL VAR SIEGE
DARK AVENGERS #14 SIEGE
DARK AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 02 MOLECULE MAN
DARK HORSE HEROCLIX HELLBOY & BPRD ACTION PACK (C: 1-1-2)
DC UNIVERSE ORIGINS TP
DEADPOOL #19
DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #8
DEATHLOK #4 (OF 7)
DEVIL #1 (OF 4)
DIE HARD YEAR ONE #6
DOCTOR VOODOO AVENGER OF SUPERNATURAL #5
DOOMWAR #1 (OF 6)
DOOMWAR #1 (OF 6) MARVEL WOMEN VAR
DRONE #3 (OF 4)
ENDERS SHADOW COMMAND SCHOOL #5 (OF 5)
FARSCAPE ONGOING #4
FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH DANCE TP
FLASH WEB BELT (C: 0-1-3)
FREE REALMS #6 (OF 12)
GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS HAPPY VALLEY #3 (OF 9) (MR) (C: 1-0
GHOSTBUSTERS HOLIDAY SP TAINTED LOVE (ONE SHOT)
GI JOE COBRA II #2
GI JOE TP VOL 02
GREEN LANTERN #51 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
GREEN LANTERN #51 VAR ED (BLACKEST NIGHT)
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #45 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #45 VAR ED (BLACKEST NIGHT)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #23
HALO HELLJUMPER PREM HC (MR)
HELLBLAZER #264 (MR)
HULK #20 FOH
IGNITION CITY TP VOL 01 (MR) (C: 0-1-2)
INCORRUPTIBLE #3
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #141
INCREDIBLE HULK #607 FOH
INCREDIBLES #5 (C: 1-0-0)
INDIANA JONES ARTFX THEATER RAIDERS O/T LOST ARK (C: 1-1-4)
INVINCIBLE #70
JOE THE BARBARIAN #2 (OF 8) (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42
KICK ASS PREM HC (RES) (MR)
KOBRA RESURRECTION TP
LADY DEADPOOL BY LIEFELD FOLDED PROMO POSTER (NET)
LOCKE & KEY CROWN OF SHADOWS #3
LOCKE & KEY CROWN OF SHADOWS #3 10 COPY RODRIGUEZ INCV (NET)
MAGOG #6
MARVEL SCARLET WITCH BISHOUJO STATUE (C: 1-1-3)
MARVELS EYE OF CAMERA #6 (OF 6)
MICE TEMPLAR DESTINY #7
MINDSCAPE OF ALAN MOORE WS DVD (C: 0-1-3)
MODERN WARFARE 2 GHOST #3 (OF 6) (MR)
OUTSIDERS #27
POWER GIRL #9
PSYLOCKE #4 (OF 4)
PUNISHER #14
RESURRECTION VOL 2 #8
SIMPSONS COMICS #163
SKIM GN (C: 0-1-2)
SONIC UNIVERSE #13
SPIDER-MAN 1602 #5 (OF 5)
SPIDER-WOMAN #6
STAND SOUL SURVIVORS #4 (OF 5)
STAND SOUL SURVIVORS #4 (OF 5) PERKINS VAR
STAR TREK DS9 FOOLS GOLD #3
STAR TREK ROMULANS PAWNS OF WAR TP
STAR WARS KNIGHTS OLD REPUBLIC #50 (OF 50) DEMON PT 4 (OF 4
SUPERGIRL #50 (NOTE PRICE)
SUPERGIRL #50 VAR ED (NOTE PRICE)
SUPERMAN BATMAN #69
SUPERMAN WEB BELT (C: 0-1-3)
SUPERNATURAL BEGINNINGS END #2 (OF 6)
SW LIGHTSABER CHOPSTICKS SET YODA & LUKE (C: 1-1-3)
SW LIGHTSABER CHOPSTICKS SET YODA & VADER (C: 1-1-3)
TAIMASHIN RED SPIDER EXORCIST GN VOL 01
TALISMAN ROAD OF TRIALS #4
TICK NEW SERIES #2
TINY TITANS #25
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE #3
TRANSFORMERS LAST STAND O/T WRECKERS #2
UNCANNY X-MEN #521
UNCLE SCROOGE #388 (C: 1-0-0)
VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS #15 (MR)
WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #5 GNTLT
WEEKLY WORLD NEWS #2
WOLVERINE DARK WOLVERINE TP PRINCE
ZMD ZOMBIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION #6 (OF 6)
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS AVENTURE #1 (RES)

Dance Party & Breakdance Contest

Everybody likes to get down and boogie. That’s just a fact. It’s also a fact that Winter kind of blows, especially these past few weeks. What better way to shake them blahs than to have a party?

Saturday, February 27th at 8pm we’ll have two of Yellow Spring’s finest DJs, JFX316 and Dr. Falafel, spinning tracks well into the evening. We’ll have our expansive sales floor cleared, we’ll have the cardboard down, and we’ll having folks doing their best breakdancing moves.

Think you’ve got moves? Then bring them to the cardboard floor, as we’ll be having a breakdance competition that night as well. We’ll have cash prizes for the top three dancers ($60, $30 and $10 respectively). They’ll be competing first in exhibition rounds, and then the top dancers (judged by our panel of experts) will square off against each other in rounds escalating in time and dance-fury intensity.

Whether you’re a dance-watching enthusiast or a dance-dancing enthusiast we’ll have something for you, powered by the beats of two legendary DJs. There will be no cover, no entry free, and no reason not to come out and have a good time at the Miami Valley’s most happening and exciting comic shop.

Comics Shipping this Wednesday

As I write this, we’re buried in a snow cave, desperately waiting for the dogs with the little barrels of liquor on their collars to come find us. The only thing that keeps me warm and waiting for tomorrow is the premise of new comics. I assure you that, like the post office, we take no days off for weather, no matter how high up Cobra Commander cranks the weather dominator. Of course, that leads to days like today where you’re trapped in an icy death cave.

That having been said, here’s some highlights of this week’s books! BATMAN & ROBIN ships twice this month, as we get into the nitty gritty of 1) why/how Dick Grayson has a bat-corpse in his basement 2) what the religion of crime is up to 3) how to best use a Lazarus Pit and 4) the proper application of Bat Taser-Knuckles. PHONOGRAM wraps up it’s second series of singles night one-offs with “Wolf Like Me,” no doubt pulled from TV on the Radio’s single. PHONOGRAM is such a good comic it not only entertains you, it informs you about awesome music you may not have heard of. I know it’s certainly informed the store’s playlist. I don’t know what HIT-MONKEY is, but it’s maybe from Deadpool or something, so Marvel expects you to buy lots. Even without the DP connection (eww), it’s a monkey in a suit with guns. Recognize. PUNISHERMAX continues Jason Aaron’s destined to be legendary run on Punisher. DMZ celebrates its 50th issue with guest artists galore and the promise of premise altering twists, and Warren Ellis wraps up ULTIMATE ARMOR WARS.

28 DAYS LATER HC VOL 01
ACTION COMICS #886
ADVENTURE COMICS WITH BLACK LANTERN SUPERBOY #7
ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND PROSE COLL
ALL STAR SUPERMAN TP VOL 02
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #620 DEADPOOL VAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #620 GNTLT
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS JACKPOT #2 (OF 3)
ANCHOR #5
ANCHOR TP VOL 01
ANGELUS #2 (OF 6)
ANITA BLAKE LC EXECUTIONER #4 (OF 5) (MR)
BATGIRL #7
BATMAN AND ROBIN #8
BATMAN AND ROBIN #8 VAR ED
BOOSTER GOLD #29
BPRD KING OF FEAR #2 (OF 5)
BRAVE AND THE BOLD MILESTONE TP
CHOKER #1 (MR)
COLT NOBLE AND MEGALORDS (ONE SHOT)
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #3 (OF 5)
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #3 (OF 5) ZIRCHER VAR
DARK X-MEN #4 (OF 5)
DAYTRIPPER #3 (OF 10) (MR)
DIAMOND DATELINE FEB 10 2010 (NET)
DIAMOND DIALOGUE 2009 ANNUAL (NET)
DMZ #50 (MR) (NOTE PRICE)
ENDERS GAME COMMAND SCHOOL #5 (OF 5)
ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND #4 (OF 6)
FARSCAPE DARGOS QUEST #3 (OF 4)
GEN 13 #34
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #29
GROO HOGS OF HORDER #3 (OF 4)
HAUNT #5
HELLBLAZER PANDEMONIUM HC (MR)
HEROIC AGE MINI-POSTER (NET)
HIT-MONKEY #1
HULK TP VOL 03 HULK NO MORE
HUMAN TARGET #1 (OF 6)
HUMAN TARGET #1 (OF 6) VAR ED
INU YASHA TP VOL 45 (C: 1-0-1)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #23
JOHN SABLE FREELANCE ASHES OF EDEN #5
JSA ALL STARS #3
LEGENDARY TALESPINNERS #1 (OF 3)
MADAME XANADU TP VOL 02 EXODUS NOIR (MR)
MARVEL 1602 TP NEW PTG
MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #20
MARVEL BOY URANIAN #2 (OF 3)
MESMO DELIVERY GN VOL 01 (C: 0-1-2)
MISTER AMPERDUKE GN
MUPPET KING ARTHUR #1 (C: 1-0-0)
MUPPET PETER PAN TP VOL 01 (C: 1-0-0)
MUPPET SHOW #2 (C: 1-0-0)
NEW MUTANTS #10
NEWAVE UNDERGROUND MINI COMIX O/T 80S HC
NEXTWAVE AGENTS OF HATE TP ULTIMATE COLLECTION
PHONOGRAM 2 #7 (OF 7) SINGLES CLUB (MR)
PREVIEWS TOYCHEST 2010 EXTRAS (NET)
PUNISHERMAX #4 (MR)
QUEEN SONJA #4
REALM OF KINGS IMPERIAL GUARD #4 (OF 5)
REBELS #13
SALEMS DAUGHTER #3 CVR A GREG HORN (RES)
SALEMS DAUGHTER #3 CVR B NAT JONES (RES)
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #1
SCOOBY DOO #153
SECRET SIX #18 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
SHIELD #6
SIEGE #2 (OF 4)
SIEGE EMBEDDED #2 (OF 4)
SOLOMON KANE DEATHS BLACK RIDERS #2 (OF 4)
SPIDER-MAN 24 7 TP
SPIDER-MAN AND SECRET WARS #3 (OF 4)
STAR TREK NERO TP
STAR WARS LEGACY TP VOL 08 TATOOINE (C: 1-1-2)
STRANGE #4 (OF 4)
SUPER FRIENDS #24
SWORD #4 (MARVEL)
TAILS OF PET AVENGERS #1
TITANS #22
TOYFARE #152 HASBRO TRANSFORMERS CVR (C: 0-1-2)
TOYFARE #152 MATTEL DC UNIVERSE CLASSICS CVR (C: 0-1-2)
TOYFARE #152 MATTEL DC UNIVERSE CLASSICS CVR (C: 0-1-2)
ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #4 (OF 4)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #7
ULTIMATE COMICS X #1
UNWRITTEN #10 (MR)
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #5
VIETNAM JOURNAL TP VOL 02 IRON TRIANGLE
WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #703 (C: 1-0-0)
WAR MACHINE TP VOL 02 DARK REIGN
WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN ANIM DVD FATE OT FUTURE (NET) (C: 0-1-
X-MEN FOREVER #17
X-MEN PIXIE STRIKES BACK #1 (OF 4)
YEN PLUS MAGAZINE VOL 3 #3 MAR 2010 (C: 0-1-2)

Valentine’s Day Sale!

While we’re all digging out this weekend, cursing the sky gods for the beautiful snowy destruction they’ve rained down upon us, I’m going to give you guys something to look forward to: Next weekend, Friday the 12 through Sunday 14th we’re running our annual Valentine’s Day sale! Yes, take 20% off EVERYTHING in the store that weekend. Well all know you love comics and cool stuff, but sometimes you have to love money more. Now, you don’t have to worry about choosing between them! Plus, our devoted and attractive staff will be showcasing the books that they love. So, in addition to picking up the stuff you already love, you’ve got the chance to get your hands on a new favorite.

So as you’re digging out, take heart! Next weekend you can be shoveling your way out from under a mountain of comics!

Comics Shipping this Wednesday

SIEGE continues to roll on this week, as does Blackest Night in BN: WONDER WOMAN and the one-issue revived QUESTION series, featuring Renee Montoya vs Black Lantern Vic Sage (written by Greg Rucka & Denny O’Neill). Brian Wood & Becky Cloonan introspective super-power series DEMO returns courtesy of Vertigo, plus Art Adams returns to drawing a monthly book in the Jeph Loeb written ULTIMATE X. Who is Ultimate X? Well, we’ll find out, but odds are this title will set the new mutant status quo in the Ultimate universe (where they aren’t really mutants, like 616 Marvel mutants, but something man-made). It’s a light week, so check in with us so we can point you in the direction of some of the previous week’s gems that you may have overlooked.

28 DAYS LATER #6
ALADDIN LEGACY OF THE LOST #1 (OF 3) A CVR DJURDJEVIC
ALICE IN WONDERLAND VISUAL GUIDE HC (C: 0-1-2)
AMELIA RULES S&S ED TP VOL 03 SUPERHEROES (C: 0-1-2)
ANGEL HOLE IN THE WORLD #3
AUTHORITY #19
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #41
BERSERK TP VOL 33 (C: 0-1-2)
BLACKEST NIGHT WONDER WOMAN #3 (OF 3)
BLACKEST NIGHT WONDER WOMAN #3 (OF 3) VAR ED
BOYS #39 (MR)
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #32 TWILIGHT PT 1 (OF 5) JEANTY CVR
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #32 TWILIGHT PT 1 (OF 5) JO CHEN CV
CABLE #23
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #46
CINDERELLA FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #4 (OF 6) (MR)
CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #18
CRIMINAL SINNERS #4 (MR)
DARK TOWER FALL OF GILEAD PREM HC
DEADPOOL PREM HC VOL 03 X MARKS THE SPOT
DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #896
DEMO VOL 2 #1 (OF 6) (MR)
DIAMOND DATELINE FEB 3 2010 (NET)
DINGO #3 (OF 4)
DISNEYS HERO SQUAD #1 (C: 1-0-0)
DOCTOR WHO ONGOING #8
DOOM PATROL #7
DOT HACK SIGN GU NOVEL VOL 02 (OF 4)
EXISTENCE 3.0 #2 (OF 4) (MR)
FABLES TP VOL 13 THE GREAT FABLES CROSSOVER (MR)
FALL OUT TOY WORKS #3 (OF 5)
GENUS #92 (A) (C: 1-0-0)
GHOST RIDERS HEAVENS ON FIRE #6 (OF 6)
GI JOE ORIGINS #12
GOD COMPLEX #3
GREAT TEN #4 (OF 10)
GREEK STREET #8 (MR)
GREEN LANTERN SECRET ORIGIN TP
GRIMM FAIRY TALES SHORT STORY COLLECTION
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #22 (MR)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #23
IRON MAN & ARMOR WARS GN TP
IRON MAN LEGACY FOLDED PROMO POSTER (NET)
IRON MAN MAGAZINE SPECIAL EDITION
JONAH HEX #52
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL #2
KILL AUDIO #5 (OF 6)
LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 09 (C: 1-0-1)
LEGENDS ENCHANTED #0
LONE RANGER #20
MARVEL HEARTBREAKERS #1
MASS EFFECT REDEMPTION #2 (OF 4)
MILESTONE FOREVER #1 (OF 2)
MILO VENTIMIGLIA PRESENTS BERSERKER #4 HAUN CVR B (MR)
NARUTO TP VOL 47 (RES) (C: 1-0-2)
NOVA #34
PILOT SEASON MURDERER #1 SGN ED (C: 0-0-2)
POKEMON ADVENTURES TP VOL 05 2ND ED (C: 1-0-1)
QUESTION #37 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
REALM OF KINGS SON OF HULK #1 (OF 4)
RED ROBIN #9
RED SONJA WRATH OF THE GODS #1 (OF 5)
RED TORNADO #6 (OF 6)
REMEMBER GN
SAVAGE DRAGON #157
SCALPED #34 (MR)
SHAMAN WARRIOR TP VOL 09 (OF 9) (C: 0-1-2)
SHOWCASE PRESENTS SECRETS OF SINISTER HOUSE TP
SIEGE #2 (OF 4)
SIEGE #2 (OF 4) DELL’OTTO VAR
SIEGE EMBEDDED #2 (OF 4)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #209
SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #3 (OF 4)
SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #3 (OF 4) VAR
ST STARFLEET LOGO FLASK (C: 1-1-3)
STAR COMICS TP ALL-STAR COLLECTION GN VOL 02
STREET FIGHTER II TURBO #11 A CVR CRUZ
SUPERMAN MON EL HC VOL 01
SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #12 (OF 12)
SWEET TOOTH #6 (MR)
TANK GIRL SKIDMARKS #3 (OF 4) (C: 0-1-2)
TERMINUS TALES PRESENTS PLATYPUS VS MONKEY (C: 0-0-1)
TINY TITANS SIDEKICKIN IT TP
TOGAINU NO CHI GN VOL 05 (OF 5) (MR)
TORCH #5 (OF 8)
TOY STORY #1 (C: 1-0-0)
ULTIMATE COMICS X #1
ULTIMO GN VOL 01 (C: 1-0-1)
WARLORD #11
WIZARDS OF MICKEY #1 (C: 1-0-0)
WOLVERINE SAVAGE
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #10
X-MEN NOIR MARK OF CAIN #3 (OF 4)
X-MEN NOIR MARK OF CAIN #3 (OF 4) VAR
YASHAKIDEN DEMON PRINCESS NOVEL VOL 01 (OF 3)
ZORRO #19
ZORRO MATANZAS #1 (OF 4)