Super-Fly’s Annotated June Previews Digest

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.

We’ll be going through the June Previews on the June 8th edition of our weekly podcast. Click through the break to read the June edition of our Previews Digest (which requires Adobe Acrobat), and you can jump to each of the premiere publishers using the bookmark function on the left side of the Acrobat window.
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Super-Fly Art Show and Yellow Springs Street Fair

Super-Fly Comics and Games is hosting it’s third, and possibly it biggest, Live Art Show June 12th from Noon to 5pm, which sets it right during the Yellow Springs June Street Fair. A number of artists from all over the area will be descending on the store, painting, drawing and exhibiting. Some may be accepting commissions and many will be selling pieces as well. All the while, our resident DJ, JFX316, will be playing complex mixes of Dubstep, Electronic, Hip Hop and whatever else into his remix focused, genre bending set, creating an atmosphere you won’t find at any other comic store.

In addition to the art show, since it’s Street Fair we’ll have our Back Issues at 50% off and all of our Graphic Novels will be 15% off! Plus you’ll have all the performance, crafts, giant turkey leg and people watching excitement that is Yellow Springs Street Fair! It’s an entire day’s worth of classic Yellow Springs fun!

Street Fair will be from 9 to 5, the main hours of the art show will be Noon to 5, and we’ll be open from 9 until 8!

Comics & Items Shipping Wednesday, May 26th

Here’s this week’s haul of awesome comic goodness. This week is a Previews week, so if you want to get the jump on new series, toys and special orders you need to get on that! Or, you can sign up for our newsletter and get the Super-Fly Spotlight Previews delivered to you through the magic of the internet. It spotlights all new series, one-shots, creative team changes and other cool things that may get lost in the Big Book of Stuff.

If you missed it the first time around, or if you want to hold a mammoth slab of awesome in your hands, the WEDNESDAY COMICS hardcover is here. Trust me when I say it is *sizable,* and it holds a collection of comics from some of the best people in the business.SECRET AVENGERS #1 hits, with one of the wildest Avengers teams ever, written by the it’s-not-a-secret-he’s-so-awesome Ed Brubaker. Steve Rogers, Black Widow, War Machine, Beast, Nova, Moon Knight and the Irredeemable Ant-Man. The Marvel cosmic books take a back-seat to THE THANOS IMPERATIVE, where everyone’s favorite death-loving prune chin comes back from the beyond to kill everything. Zombie expert Max Brooks turns his eye to the real American heroes in G.I. JOE: HEARTS AND MINDS, DAZZLER shines in her own one-shot, THE GUILD continues it’s nerd-tastic origin story and Steve Niles introduces the MYSTERY SOCIETY.

The rest of this week’s stuff after the break!
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Super-Fly Comics & Games Official Podcast is now available!

It’s now live and free to air on iTunes. The first installment of our new weekly podcast is up and available for your download through the Panels on Pages “PoP-Cast Network.” You can find it at Panels On or you can also find it through iTunes here .

If you’ve got something you’re dying to know about your favorite Super-Fly people, have a burning question you need answered or listen to the show and would like to register a formal complaint, send us an email at and let us know that it’s for the show and your email may or may not be read on the air in one of Gavin’s fabulous voices.

Plus, there’s a special offer for customers of the store at the end of the show, so keep your ears peeled! Even better? You’ll see us again, every Tuesday evening. It’s the perfect thing to fill the void now that Lost is done on Tuesdays…

This Week’s Comics, mc chris, Avengers Day & more!

For those of you whop don’t follow us on Twitter (shame on you!) or don’t have a Twitter (good for you!), you missed the news that we scored quite the coup yesterday. While taking a day off from touring mc chris put it out there that he wanted to play Red Dead Redemption if any of his fans in the Cincinnati area were going to get a copy. Sure, we’re a little outside that area but we let him know that we had it and would be more than willing to let him come and play it on our 70″ projector. He agreed and we got a chance to watch as he rode and shot his way through Rockstar’s newest masterpiece. Seriously, this game is as great as mc was gracious and genuine. It was a fun time, and hopefully we’ll get a chance to hang out with him again soon (some of us are even going to his show at The Basement in Columbus tonight at 7pm. If you’ve never been to an mc chris show, you are missing out!

This week is our Avengers Day Party, celebrating the release of AVENGERS #1 by Bendis and Romita, Jr. We’ll have Thor Cake, the full array of Avengers variants, Marvel vs Capcom 2 on our aforementioned projector as well as FREE “I am an Avengers” prints for the first 25 folks that show up. We assure you, nothing is healthier for you than cake and video games. Honest.

Also out this week is ZATANNA’s new ongoing from Paul Dini, the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES returns with the legendary Paul Levitz, the Agents return in ATLAS, Pepper Potts takes center stage in the RESCUE one-shot, and the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA begins its crossover with the Justice Society as one of the returned heroes from Blackest Night joins the team!

If you’re looking for more Super-Fly info, sign up for our newsletter (on the right) and stay tuned later today for the first episode of the weekly Super-Fly podcast. It’s all the fun of a Super-Fly visit, but with a volume knob. Wait, maybe that’s not the best selling point.

What a week, and it’s only Tuesday! For the rest of this week’s comics, click below!

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Super-Fly Reads: Scalped

I like messed up stories. It’s a fact. Any media that has story that throws you right turn straight into a wall is right up my alley. And Scalped is a pretty standard, messed up story. The series is set on the fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation in modern-day South Dakota; the story is concerned with organized crime as well as the culture and living conditions of the Oglala Lakota living on the reservation.
The plot of the comic is partly inspired by Leonard Peltier, a Native American activist who was arrested for the murder of two FBI agents in a reservation shootout in 1975.

Dashiell Bad Horse is an FBI agent, sent back to the reservation he left years ago to investigate Chief Lincoln Red Crow, chief of the Oglala tribe, chief of the local police, and a wealthy mob boss. Red Crow is about to open a $97 million dollar casino, and is anxious to clean up the tribe’s public image, not to mention taking out competition for his illegal interests. Did I mention that Bad Horse is “involved” with Red Crow’s estranged daughter, Carol? Did I also mention that Bad Horse develops quite a……maybe I shouldn’t drop too many spoilers. But it’s like that. Just when you think you have a good grasp on the situation on the ‘rez, something happens and/or a new element gets added to the mix that makes you put the book down, put your hands up and say “How did this happen?!?”

Double crosses, love triangles, drugs, corruption, greed, trampled dreams and the stark feeling of hopelessness rises off the page as you read the stories of the residents of the reservation. A story arc involving Dino Poor Bear, A young man struggling to keep his head (and his family’s) above water, is a particularly interesting and heavy tale. Plagued by drugs and having to provide for his family by working at Red Crow’s casino as a janitor, you really feel the weight of life on Poor Bear’s back as the pages turn. Reading as he ponders life outside the ‘rez and making good for his daughter makes you wince more then once. The side stories involving Moses Johnson and Mr. Brass are also very interesting and worth checking out.

R. M. Guéra provides the art for the book and it compliments the tone of the story perfectly. Gritty, sometimes blurred and smeared and the use of browns and darker hues really accentuate the overbearing depression that coats everyone’s outlook and the look and feel of living in the desert. Wide open landscapes and character designs are in step with the feel of the book. It feels oppressive and bleak just re

The series is really geared towards mature fans of crime stories and action. Most defiantly not for the kids. And it so happens that we have all the currently available trade paperbacks in stock as of the writing of this. If it so happens that we are out of any of these great books when you show up in the store, our friendly staff can special order them for you.

Get readin’….

Red Dead Redemption on sale this Tuesday, May 18th!

It’s the biggest game release of the summer, and we’ll have it on release day! Available for 360 and PlayStation 3.

America, early 1900’s. The era of the cowboy is coming to an end.

When federal agents threaten his family, former outlaw John Marston is sent across the American frontier to help bring the rule of law. Experience intense gun battles, dramatic train robberies, bounty hunting and duels during a time of violent change.

Red Dead Redemption is an epic battle for survival in a beautiful open world as John Marston struggles to bury his blood-stained past, one man at a time.

Developed by Rockstar San Diego, Red Dead Redemption is coming for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on May 18, 2010 in North America and on May 21, 2010 in Europe.

Here are some game-play trailers that are sure to have you on the edge of your horse.

Copies are going to be limited, so stop in and reserve yours today! Don’t be the last one on your block to know how to lasso a guy off his horse and then drag him to death through a canyon.

Avengers Day Party Wednesday, May 19th!

“And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when the era of big company wide events ended! On that day all the Avengers titles were re-launched with new number ones to show that they were super-serious – and so we’re having a big party to celebrate!” – an issue of Avengers, I think

Or something like that. I’m not good with quotes. Either way, on Wednesday, May 19th the classic Avengers line-up returns in Avengers #1, written by Brian Bendis and art by John Romita, Jr. and we’re celebrating with an Avengers day party! We’ll have Avengers cake, our 360 up and running so we can get our Marvel vs Capcom 2 on, and we’ll also have free prints of the image above available for the first 25 people that show up. Here’s the official press release with our names in the blank spots with more information

“Super-Fly Comics & Games in association with Marvel Comics is pleased to announce the official Marvel Avengers Day Party all day Wednesday, May 19th. Fans of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and all things Marvel are invited to come in and celebrate the release of the new Avengers series penned by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by John Romita Jr. during this all-day event. Guests will have the chance to pick up a FREE exclusive limited edition print featuring Romita Jr.’s “I Am An Avenger” images, plus exclusive Avengers Day party variants of Avengers #1 will be on-sale to celebrate the launch of Avengers #1, a title kicking off a new Heroic Age at Marvel.
“As Marvel ushers in the Heroic Age, we wanted a chance to celebrate with our greatest fans as Avengers #1 signifies a whole new era for the Marvel Universe,” says Marvel Senior Vice President of Sales and Circulation Publishing David Gabriel. “Bendis and Romita Jr. are making Marvel history and we wanted to share in this momentous day with our fans and retail partners.”

Thanks, boilerplate!

Seriously, what better way to make New Comic Day even more fun than cake, video games and free stuff? Nothing allowed by law, I’ll tell you that!

Super-Fly Comics Multimedia Takeover!

Sometimes, if we’re good, they let us out of comfortable retail habitat to explore the world beyond Yellow Springs. When that happens, we find it’s best to document the occasion for posterity. Whether it’s for future generations to learn from our our lawyers to prepare a defense, only time will tell.

Here’s Super-Fly co-founder (and guy writing this blog post) Thacher E Cleveland being interviewed by Frank Raynor on the Underground Video Network at Dayton’s Gem City Comic-Con. You can skip ahead to the 3:05 mark to see him/me, or you can watch the whole thing (including the nice young lady from the d20 girls) and be amazed at what you
Thank goodness he interviews better than writes about himself in the third person.

Here’s the Super-Fly Crews journey into the dark heart of Chicago for the inaugural Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (or C2E2 for short). Beware the musical interlude!

For even more C2E2 coverage, check out our affiliates at Panels on Pages. All month they’ll have new C2E2 videos added every Wednesday at their C2E2 video coverage page. Here’s a taste of their coverage. Eagle eyed veiwers may spot a familiar face and logo…

Just because the show is over don’t think there won’t be anymore multimedia madness. Keep your ears perked because we’ll be joining the Panels on Pages network very soon with our very own, official Super-Fly podcast. Yes, now all the charm (or smarm. Your mileage may vary…) of a Super-Fly visit can be yours no matter where you’re located or what you’re doing. Keep watching this space for more details, or you can sign up for our email newsletter over on the left-hand side of this very website.

Super-Fly Comics…extending our reach across the great sea of the internet and into your senses!

Comics & Items Shipping Wednesday, May 12th

Do you remember Siege? Sure, we all do! Well this week Marvel’s “last big event forever we super-double-promise” wraps up with Four! yes Four issues this week. Be cautious, though! There’s Naturally, first up is SIEGE #4, wherein everything gets wrapped up in a big fight. Then check out “FALLEN [BLANK],” where [BLANK] who dies during the battle with [BLANK2] is memorialized and, this is a quote from what passed for the Marvel solicit for this book, “as a writer (CLASSIFIED) returns to lead the farewells.?” I’m going to miss [BLANK] so much. I never thought they had a chance to full explore [BLANK] as a character. Sometimes Marvel makes me so [BLANKING] mad. Also, there’s NEW AVENGERS FINALE (which isn’t much of a finale since the book is going to be relaunched with the same title and creative team later this month) and DARK AVENGERS #16, where we discover the fate of Osborn’s wacky band of wife murderers and alien cannibals. Far out fun in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

Also out this week is BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE, featuring Bruce in old-timey Caveman days wearing a giant bat-hat and possible shaving his chest hair into a bat symbol pattern. Also returning is BIRDS OF PREY, featuring newly resurrected Hank Hall. I’m sure he’ll fit in! Plus we’ve got more Godzilla toys, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST, TITANS: VILLAINS FOR HIRE, and the Rashida Jones helmed FRENEMY OF THE STATE. That’s a tasty helping of awesome comics this week, I tell ya!

For the full breakdown, check out the full list below.
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