Highlights This Week: Marvel’s epic crossover began way back in May and it all comes to an end with Avengers VS X-Men #12 (of 12). Who lives and dies? What is the final fate of the Phoenix Force? Other tie-ins include AVX #6 (of 6), Hope VS Scarlet Witch! and Uncanny X-Men #19; the story Brian Michael Bendis has been wanting to do for years, Daredevil End of Days #1 (of 8); Minimum Carnage: Alpha crossovers with upcoming issues of Scarlet Spider and Venom;
Highlights This Week: With Avengers VS X-Men ending last week, the aftermath begins with the first of the Marvel Now campaign and one of the most anticipated titles of the year, Uncanny Avengers #1 by Rick Remender and John Cassaday where Captain America creates a special team made up of select members of the Avengers and the X-Men. Also, AVX Consequences #1 (of 5) will reveal the fate of Cyclops and the healing process beings between the 2 teams; Batman #13 begins Scott Snyder‘s 2nd story arc on the title and the Bat-title crossover Death of A Family featuring the return of The Joker;
Highlights This Week: Image Comics’ Top Cow celebrates it’s 20th anniversary with the return of the series that started it all: an all-new Cyber Force #1! Marc Silverstri returns as co-writer, art director and cover artist along with co-writer Matt Hawkins (Think Tank) and artist Khoi Pham joining the fray. AND, Top Cow is the first major US comic publisher to launch one of their biggest properties for FREE, for it’s first five issues, due to the support of fans through Kickstarter and participating comic shops! Needless to say, quantities are limited; Catwoman #13 is another prologue to the Batman Death of the Family crossover by new writer Ann Nocenti;
Highlights This Week: The hot Image comic and even hotter TV show begets a quarterly magazine from Titan Books out of England. The Walking Dead Magazine #1 features regular articles and interviews with the creators of the comic and the AMC show cast and crew like actress Danai Gurira who debuted recently in the part of the Katana-wielding Michonne!
This year, for the first time, the Comic industry is joining together to turn Halloween into a ComicFest for readers of all ages on Wednesday, October 31st, from 10am – 9pm at our Westside location in High Point Center and from 11am – 7pm at our Eastside location on Willy Street.
Just like Free Comic Book Day there’ll be Free Comics! Titles that were made available just for the occasion include: Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man/Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, DC’s Batman Adventures/Scooby-Doo, IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Fantagraphics’ Tales From The Crypt! We’ll also have a few other choices and, if you promise not to T.P. the store, we’ll have another offering or two for your Trick or Treat Bags! AND, it’s Halloween! So, if you come in costume, you might get another surprise, BUT you have to put a little more effort into it other than just a T-Shirt! Heck, that’s what WE wear everyday!
We’ll keep you up-to-date of any other additions to our very first Halloween ComicFest, but we hope everyone can make it in before, after or during their usual Tricks and Treats!
Click over to the official Halloween ComicFest site for more info!
Keeping with the Halloween theme, this week we’re also starting to sell this year’s offerings for Halloween Mini-Comic Bundles. The yearly motto of “Comics Instead of Candy” is truer than ever this year with 11 new bundles of 20 Mini-Comics for $5 that are suitable for all-ages and that won’t incur the wrath of anybody’s family dentist!
This year’s Mini-Comics include:
Boom Entertainment’s Adventure Time
Dark Horse’s Axe Cop
Antarctic Press’ Zombie Kid Diaries
Ape Entertainment’s Strawberry Shortcake/Scouts!
Archaia’s Cow Boy “Hallows”
Archie Comics’ Red Circle Comics New Crusaders
Papercuts’ Ernest & Rebecca
Top Shelf’s Johnny Boo & Harold ” Tricky Treaters”
Viz’ Little Miss Daredevil “The Incredible Race!”
You can also click over to the Halloween ComicFest site for more info on these titles.
Be the house on the block this year that has Trick or Treaters yelling “Hey! These guys are giving away comics!” from the end of your driveway. Happens every year.
Highlights This Week: DC kicks off the end of the year holidays with the sequel to its best selling graphic novel from the end of last year Superman Earth One Volume 2 Hardcover! Creators J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis return as a young Clark Kent continues his journey toward becoming the World’s Greatest Super Hero and encounters a ruthless dictator, a new love interest who’s NOT Lois Lane and the man-monster known as the Parasite!