Highlights This Week: Last week, DC got its New 52 titles off to a big start with the release of the new Justice League #1. This week we see the release of 13 more New 52 titles including Grant Morrison’s new take on Superman in Action Comics #1, Gail Simone has Barbara Gordon back in Batgirl #1, Rob Liefeld returns as artist on Hawk & Dove #1, Scott Snyder’s take on Swamp thing #1, Jeff Lemire on Animal Man #1 and Martian Manhunter joins up with some previous members of The Authority for the all-new Stormwatch #1; Matt Fraction debuts the first all-new issue of his creator-owned series in over three years in Casanova: Avaritia #1 (of 4); Brian Michael Bendis and Gabriele Dell’Otto are the creative team of New Avengers Annual #1 in which Simon Williams (Wonder Man) forms his own team, The Revengers; Brian Clevinger begins a new mini-series in Atomic Robo: Ghost of Station X #1 (of 6);
Highlights This Week: After a slew of controversy when he was first unmasked in Ultimate Comics Fallout #4, we finally get to know Miles Morales in the new Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #1. He has some different abilities, he has a connection to the late Peter Parker and he’s still being written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Sara Pichelli; DC’s New 52 titles has many highlights again this week including: Sinestro as the star of Green Lantern #1 and ditto for Atrocitus in Red Lanterns #1, Kate Kane finally gets her very own Batwoman #1 (originally due in February!); there’s not a Justice Society title on the schedule, yet, but we due have Mister Terrific #1, Harley Quinn (in a new costume) joins the Suicide Squad #1, the prolific Jeff Lemire takes a different spin on Mary Shelley’s creation in Frankenstein , Agent of SHADE #1, Slade Wilson steals the spotlight in Deathstroke #1, Fabien Nicieza fans will want to check out Legion Lost #1, Scott Lobdell returns to write Superboy #1, another former Wildstorm character returns in Grifter #1, Paul Cornell writes the Dark Age adventures of Etrigan in Demon Knights #1 and the hit writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning “resurrect” Resurrection Man #1;
Do you miss our sidewalk sales of old? Then join us at (and just outside) our Willy Street location for our first ever Willy Street Fair this Sunday, September 18, from 11:45 a.m. until 7 p.m. We’re going to have boxes and boxes of severely inexpensive back issues, and we’ll be marking down plenty of graphic novels, too!
While we won’t have a presence on the street for the warm-up fair Saturday afternoon and evening with the other vendors, we will be extending our hours later Saturday night and earlier Sunday morning for the festivities! There will also be a parade at 11 a.m. Sunday morning!
Please note: due to the festival, our parking lot won’t be available for parking, but there is a lot of street parking along East Main Street. We’re also just a block from Madison Metro stops 1190 (Westbound) and 1959 (Eastbound) on Jenifer Street (routes 4 and 7 on the weekends).
Highlights This Week: There’s more of DC’s New 52 goodness including Scott Snyder on Batman #1, Brian Azzarello on Wonder Woman #1, Tony Bedard on Blue Beetle #1 and the return of Catwoman#1 and Nightwing #1, but the big news is that DC is finally releasing a graphic novel that fans have been waiting for 20 years! – Marv Wolfman and George Perez’ New Teen Titans Games Hardcover; Nick Spencer (Morning Glories) and Paco Medina take on the all-new Ultimate Comics: X-Men #1; IDW launches their Star Trek Ongoing #1 set in the J.J. Abrams movie continuity, re-imagining classic Trek episodes starting with the series’ 2nd pilot Where No Man Has Gone Before; The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror #17 by such diverse talents as Jane Wiedlin, Zander Cannon, Gene Ha and Jim Woodring; HBO’s recent hit series based on the novels of George R.R. Martin comes to comics in Dynamite’s Game of Thromes #1;
Highlights This Week: When you have a major entertainment company like Disney owning both Marvel Comics and the ABC Network, you’ve got the makings of the Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm Graphic Novel. Presented by Nathan Fillion’s titular character in the third season finale, the 112-page book is now a reality co-written by Brian Michael Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnick with interior art by Lan Medina (Fables). Start your Christmas shopping early for fans of ABC’s Castle; Bendis and artist Mark Bagley also debut their new creator-owned title Brilliant #1 involving the science behind superpowers ; the final week of DC’s New 52 #1s include: writer Paul Jenkins teaming up with artist David Finch to (hopefully) keep Batman: The Dark Knight #1 on schedule, Jonah Hex now stars in All Star Western #1, Francis Manapul now draws AND co-writes The Flash #1, comic legend George Perez and Jesus Marino have the daunting task of relaunching Superman #1, Justice League Dark #1 finds the creation of a new team comprised of some of DC’s supernatural heroes to fight the forces of darkness, and the big question of the week is if the creative team behind the Blackest Night mini-series (Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis) can finally make Arthur Curry cool in Aquaman #1;