Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy New Comics Wednesday 10/28/13 - Sandman Overture has landed & it's a BEAUTY! Special note at the end of this entry regarding Saturday's Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival!

 Everyone who saw me foaming at the mouth on facebook yesterday already knows how happy I was upon reading the first issue of Sandman Overture - it really is THAT good! And if you've never read Sandman before, no worries as this story takes place before the very first one that was published some 25 years ago (for those of you who have read Sandman previously, you'll "get" something extra out of reading and marveling at how amazing the art is in this first issue! And even on the remote chance you don't like the story, the art by JH Williams III is so mesmerizing and beautiful unto itself!
 There's a plethora of what looks to be other cool comics out today, but I'm still basking in the Sandman Overture afterglow, so I'm going to let the photo above and below hint at some of those other titles!
Reminder: This Saturday, at the Clark County Library here on Maryland & Flamingo behind Alternate Reality Comics, we're having the sixth annual Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival from 9:30-4:30pm for FREE! Guests such as Greg Rucka, Georges Jeanty, Warren Wucinich, panels, music, food truck, fabulous comic book exhibitors, plenty of local artists, and a costume contest! And Alternate Reality Comics will have FREE All Soul's Day comics for the young and young at heart at our booth!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy New Comics Wednesday 10/23/13 - BIG Image debut week!

 Looking for some new titles to jump on board with? Well Image has two new releases out today. Pretty Deadly and Velvet! And a new Samurai Jack comic from IDW! Second issue of the VERY different Sex Criminals is also out as well as the Justice League chapter of Forever Evil (Justice League Dark this week is also a Forever Evil tie-in)! A new Love and Rockets by Los Bros. Hernandez (I just got my copies this week as they were missing in my shipment last week)!
 Marvel Now What!? - is a send up spoof of Marvel Now! Lots of Infinity tie-ins today too, with Nova, Secret Avengers, Infinity Heist, and Infinity Hunt! Not pictured, but one of the titles I'm most looking forward (dreading) to read is this week's Young Avengers (what's gonna happen to Kid Loki!?)!
A brand NEW original Hellboy graphic novel by Mike Mignola and Duncan Fregado! We also got the beautiful, great Black Beetle hardcover in as well as the first Joker Death In The family hardcover, and the newest Palookaville! Comics will never shut down (grin)!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Happy New Comics Wednesday 10/16/13! Another great smorgasboard of sequential art delights!

 Everyone loved Afterlife With Archie last week, right!? The first issue has sold out at the distributor level, but I got some more copies of the first issue from my friend, Joe Field, who owns Flying Color Comics in Concord, California (he's the genius who invented Free Comic Book Day)! The conclusion of the first story arc of Batman / Superman is out this week as well as Batman teaming up with two Face (!?)!
 Hawkeye - how we've missed you! More Infinity Avengers madness!
The second issue of Ales Kot's new Image title, Zero, will be awaiting you (we still have the first great issue as well!)! The Flash rogues side of Forever Evil is explored in Rogues Rebellion, the conclusion of Hunger as Galactus' hunger leads him to the Ultimate universe which leads into Cataclysm (will this be the end of the Ultimate universe!?) and Charles Soule has a new title, Letter 44, out from Oni!

And Wednesday, October 16th is the last day to bring any new or gently used stuffed animals or toys to Alternate Reality Comics that will be donated to the Children's Hospital at Southern Hills, a drive that was organized by Chase Murry, a local high school senior who is doing this as an Eagle Scout program. Thanks to everyone who has already brought many great items that are sure to make children happy!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Happy New Comic Wednesday! 10th Anniversary Walking Dead Edition!

Some many great covers for the start of the 12 part All Out War story arc which begins in this week's Walking Dead #115! And money back guarantee on Afterlife With Archie (rated teen + as this isn't your parent's Archie!)! Geoff Darrow's Shaolin Cowboy returns after a too long break! Double sized Batman Zero Year chapters and the first issue of Superman / Wonder Woman by Charles Soule!
Paul Pope's Battling Boy - finally! A new Tezuka (well new here in the U. S.) and the second hardcover collection of Matt Kindt's excellent Mind MGMT!
A great jumping on issue of Peter Panzerfaust and a new Vertigo series, Coffin Hill (double-sized), that looks great! If you haven't read the first few issues of Lazarus, well there's now a handy collection out. Thanos Rising collection too and the second big new collected volume of Lucifer! Sidkick, chapter seven of Battle of the Atom, Nightwing, Ghosted, Manhattan Projects, and Brian Wood's star wars are a few of the other new Happy New Comic Wednesday Comics on tap today!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Happy New Comics Wednesday 10/1/13! Ths week's goods will be ready at 11am!

Well we've all survived the excitement that was last week and all of September, now we're at everyone's favorite month, October, right!? We had another shipment not arriving on Tuesday hiccup, so we're going to get over to our shipping hub bright and early today and jam to get everything processed by 11am (and I've got a bug in  my Diamond rep's ear as to why this has happened so many times this year and who do I talk to so that it stops interrupting our new comics flow!)!

Here's some of what will be awaiting you today in terms of comic / sequential art goodness today (and because I didn't get them on Tuesday I haven't gotten a chance to read any of these yet, sob, sob):

All New X-Men, Batman Black & White,  Detective Comics, Forever Evil #2 (and if you've read #1, you're itching to read this like I am! - and we still have the first issue!), God is Dead, Green Lantern, the third issue of Hunger (finally, right?), Lazarus, the second issue of The Star Wars (Lucas draft adaptation), Swamp Thing, and Trillium!!

And the above excellent graphic novels are just placeholders until I get the new title spotlights done up, but if you haven't read any of these and want to, through Saturday they will be on sale for 20% off cover price! Not a dud in the bunch!

Happy New Comics Wednesday 8/16/17 - Big Metal #1 release, Kirby 100th B-Day Celebration local artist opening tonight (with a HUGE Kirby cake), & Very Awesome Girls LV Book Drive / Bake Sale this Saturday edition!!

 I hope everyone has stayed off of the interwebs and not had this first issue spoiled! After these three photos showing some of the comics...