Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Happy New Comics Wednesday - Afterlife With Archie, Walking Dead, This One Summer, Andre The Giant! And an important note about DC's September comics!

There is so much greatness on this display above! A great ending to the first arc of Afterlife With Archie! Double-sized Walking Dead for the same low price as always! This issue features a new direction for this series and I think it recharges this title really nicely! This One Summer is my favorite graphic novel this year thus far! A wonderful coming of age story about two girls who meet every summer, the art is full of great leisurely moments, lots of space and motion, just a great book all around!Andre The Giant - you've probably not seen this side of this wrestler!
I can't believe how much I'm enjoying Nightcrawler! This is Chris Claremont and artist Todd Nauck having a fun time, there's even three new "villains" with cool German names! I haven't read Deadly Hands of Kung Fu yet, truthfully I'm a little worried because there's no way that it can be as good as Doug Moench's Shang Chi and all of the great artists he had working with him back in the day (a long, long time ago)!
So Doomed starts this week, which is a big Doomsday story crossing over in just about all of the Superman titles, with three chapters this week. I've never been a big Doomsday fan, so I was surprised with how much I liked all three of these chapters - the start of a really big story, with a very interesting twist, some great big art sequences - I think most people that read these three Superman Doomsday chapters this week will be on board for the whole story! Batman Eternal and Future's End were both entertaining chapters of their respective storylines, especially with Trevor McCarthy's art in Batman Eternal! I haven't read Bee and Puupycat yet, but it looks really cute!

DC September comics note time: see the yellow sheet above? This is our sign up sheet for DC comics coming out in September. They're going to be Future's End oneshots, with a kind of holographic lenticular cover. You hold the comic one way and you see that character's current costume / look and you hold it another way and you see that character's future costume / look. They will be similar to last September's 3D covers in that DC needs to get orders on these more in advance because of the added time to produce these covers. Retailer's orders are due on May 28th for these, and to guarantee that we don't get allocated, you're going to have to sign up early for them because there will be no reorders. People could also choose the 2D versions of these oneshots which will be one dollar less that the fancy versions. There won't be any regular DC comics for September, other than Batman Eternal and Future's End, so if you want any of the titles on the above sheet, you have until May 28th to turn in this form at Alternate Reality Comics!

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