Hey, everybody. Thacher E. Cleveland here. For those of you that may not know, today is my last day at Super-Fly Comics & Games. It has been a real pleasure meeting everyone, selling comics and having fun while doing so. However, all good things must come to an end, and due to a bunch of personal stuff over the past few months I’m relocating to Chicago to start over with a new #1 (I know, I hate renumbering too, but this really is a jumping on point for new readers and not just another cheap stunt). Tony will still be here in Yellow Springs and is taking full control of Super-Fly, which will continue to be what I believe is the finest comic shop in the Miami Valley, if not the country. We’ve both worked hard over the years to make this a place we could be proud of and I think we’ve done a pretty good job of that. I have complete faith that Tony and Jared, our new manager, will continue that tradition. Thanks to all of you for great times and fun stories. I won’t be too far though, as I will still be a part of the Super-Fly podcast as well as doing more writing for our podcast partners at Panels on Pages. In this rough economy, with comic prices reaching new highs, I appreciate all the support you’ve given the shop. I hope you continue to do so, continue buying good comics and keep alive the spirit of diversity and quality (and fun!) that Super-Fly has come to embody.
All that mushy crap aside, here’s this weeks new comics!
Paul Cornell tells two early tales of Lex Luthor in ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #13, there’s a new team of HEROES FOR HIRE, LADY DEATH finds new life at Avatar, there’s yet another Wolverine title in WOLVERINE: THE BEST THERE IS from Charlie Huston, and Boom! Studios continues reliving our childhood cartoons with the CHIP & DALE’S RESCUE RANGERS comics. For the full list of stuff, click through! Continue reading
Each Month Diamond Comics puts out their catalog of comics & items shipping in the next two months (and sometimes beyond). While the massive tome is a one-stop shopping wonderland for the comics fan, sometimes the new and good stuff can get lost in the shuffle. That’s where Super-Fly steps in. Each month we go through and highlight the new and important stuff shipping that month, be it a new series, a new original graphic novel, an important creative team change or a new direction. We’ve got you covered! If you’re interested in the full Previews Experience, remember we do offer Previews free to all of our Subscription customers that would like it. If there’s anything you’d like to your subscription or would like to special order, drop us an email and we’ll get you hooked up. If you’re interested in our Subscription service, click the subscriptions tab at the top of the page.
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This week THUNDERSTRIKE returns from his long sabbatical in 1993, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN celebrates #150 issues (just in time for the ultimate universe to get a “Death of Spider-Man” this February), we get a snaeak peek at the upcoming BATWOMAN series, David Lapham puts his own special twist on the classic warlord of Atlantis in KULL: THE HATE WITCH, Stan Lee’s new superhero brand at Boom! Studios continues with THE TRAVELLER, and the most recent issue and lucky 13th volume of THE WALKING DEAD is released as well.
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No, this is it! For real! This is the last time Bruce Wayne is coming back! Well okay, he came back last week in The Return of Bruce Wayne (and the week before that in Batman & Robin #16…and the weeks before that in the Road Home “one-shots”), but now he’s back in action in TWO titles this week: BATMAN: THE RETURN, by Grant Morrison & David Finch and BATMAN, INC. by Morrison and Yanick Paquette. Finally, no more cosmic space madness and exploding capes, but Batman kicking ass on a global scale.
Also out this week, two of my favorite series that I will never stop talking about, MORNING GLORIES and THE SIXTH GUN. They are amazing, and we’ve still got copies of the first issue of them for folks to check out and have a chance to prove me wrong (BTW, I’m not wrong). The second issue of David Lapham’s insanely amazing DEADPOOLMAX miniseries is here, reminding you it’s the only Deadpool you’ll ever need, DARKWING DUCK continues his second arc as he faces off against NegaDuck and Magic De Spell, FLASH shows up late in true Barry Allen fashion and we get a look at OSBORN in prison. It’s Oz, the Marvel Universe way!
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Thanks to everyone who came out and saw us at Mid Ohio Con. We had a blast selling stuff and hanging out with our good friends at Panels On Pages. Look for all kinds of awesome video of us doing the PoP Rocks & Coke Dr. Topper Challenge, Big Gavin Cool arm wrestling some of the coolest creators at the show and our attempts at completing the Dagwood Challenge at the Ohio Deli. You can also hear about our awesome weekend on the latest episode of our podcast. I mean, if you aren’t listening to our podcast what kind of customer are you anyway?
As we recover for our massive weekend of frivolity, here’s some of the stuff that’s coming out this week. THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE finally wraps up, which is good since he’s back everywhere else in the DCU (I can only blame Darkseid’s Omega Effect for this level of scheduling nonsense), DUNGEONS & DRAGONS returns to comic form from IDW, Dustin Nguyen takes over art duties on the amazing BATGIRL series, the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN goes twice monthly as he enters the “Big Time,” a new non-event where Peter gets the “big job,” gets the girl and begins to actually “make it” in the world, Hank Pym and Eric O’Grady have what may be the best “I hate you” team-up ever in ANT-MAN & THE WASP by Hack/Slash’s Tim Seeley and both green She-Hulks get their team-up on in SHE-HULKS.
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Fall finally has us in its increasingly chilly grip, and there are few better indoor activities that I can think of than curling up with good comics. Okay, maybe Parcheesi is a little better. Maybe. This week we’ll also be girding our loins to take Columbus and Mid Ohio Con by storm. While we do, here’s some of the best stuff that’s coming out this week.
Conner Kent gets another shot at an on-going title (this time trading in Hawaii for Smallville), and Jeff Lemire’s SUPERBOY is poised to make rural science fiction adventure the go-to genre of the new millennium. The Five Lights (read five new mutants) that appeared at the end of the X-Men’s Second Coming Event take center stage in the Keiron Gillen written GENERATION HOPE (why they aren’t putting them in one of the existing X-titles I don’t know, but Gillen is an excellent writer). Grant Morrison finishes the second chapter of his Batman epic in BATMAN & ROBIN as Bruce Wayne sort-of returns (again, or is it still?) in the final fight against Doctor Hurt. Eric Shanower and Skottie Young’s adaptations of the Oz books continue in OZMA OF OZ, Rick Remender brings Frank Castle back to regular-guy-killing-criminals form in PUNISHER: IN BLOOD, HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD and YOUNG ALLIES end their runs (although H&M will continue in WIDOWMAKER) and the video game franchise adaptation/expansion wave continues with SILENT HILL: PAST LIFE.
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