Mar 11, 2012
As usual, I’m late again. Just call me Joe Procrastinator. All the titles listed below are already ordered, but if any of them sound good to you, please let us know and we’ll be happy to add it to your pull box.
I call our system “Hold Slots”, but Valiant Comics is back, and they are offering a special “Pull Box“, variant issue for next month (May),so look for that info in next month’s, sure to be late, Wayne’s Word.
Last month, I went to Dallas, for my annual ComicsPRO meeting. The highlight is always DC Comics presentations, but I also learn a lot from all the other publishers and my retailer friends.
The 2 things everyone is the most excited about is the Avengers movie, followed the next day by Free Comic Book Day (May 5th). In fact that whole week looks like it will be great, as DC’s first of the New 52 Hardcovers start arriving May 2nd; along with their 6 new titles. Earth 2, World’s Finest, Batman Incorporated, Dial H, G.I. Combat, and The Ravagers all sound promising. Dial H might be the sleeper hit of the batch, DC hinted. In other DC news, Ravagers, drawn by Ian Churchill sounds like another one to keep an eye on. It comes out the last week of May. Batman: Earth 2 comes out two weeks before the Batman the Dark Knight Rises movie opens. DC is adapting the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The three books will become six graphic novels. DC will be releasing Smallville Season 11, after it hits digital first.
Marvel stated that starting in October, they are going to be having a weekly “Event “, in their line every Wednesday for four months.
The grandest, yet weirdest news I heard was from IDW. They are going to be releasing a new Mars Attacks comic, along with multiple covers for this title. How many covers you ask? As many as there were cards in the original set! Yes, dozens. Wow!
I also want to make sure you all know that we have two conventions coming in the very near future. First up is Comicfest/Starfest April 20th through the 22nd. The Image sensation Chew, creators John Layman and Rob Guillory will be guests at that. Secondly, the Denver ComicCon is coming in June 15th through the 17th. We have so many guests lined up for that, you wouldn’t believe it. Stay tuned here and at my Face Book page- Wayne Winsett for all the exciting news!
That’s the highlights. Thanks for reading!
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score H.C; $24.99 – Darwyn Cooke’s masterpiece returns for a third graphic novel. The first two won multiple Eisner awards and are two of my all time favorite books to recommend and sell here at Time Warp. I really can’t recommend them enough. What kind of man tries to knock off a whole town? PARKER! That’s who!
Shadow # 1: Garth Ennis is going to be writing this new ongoing series. I can’t tell you how excited I am that the Shadow is returning to comics. Lamont Cranston and company have been some of my favorite characters since I was a little boy. I ordered way too many copies, hoping to convince some of you to give it a try. “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows. “, Gotta love it.
AVX- Avengers vs. X-Men: #1 and #2 are this month. #1 is by Bendis and Romita ,Jr., and #2 is by Jason Aaron and Romita Jr. Phoenix is returning to the Marvel Universe. The X-Men think it will signal the return of the mutant species, but the Avengers are convinced it could mean the end for all mankind. This is the BIG Marvel event for the summer. In case you’re curious, we were offered by Marvel to be a Avengers store or a X-Men store in taking sides. Instead of polling our customers, I panicked and choose the Avengers. I hope this doesn’t upset any of you too much. We will also be taking part in the party prior to the release of # 1 and will be able to sell this to you the night before it officially goes on sale. We will have cool stuff to give away, and a sale that night on X-Men and Avengers merchandise. More details very soon.
America’s Got Powers: # 1-6, the biggest TV show on Earth features super powered teens fighting it out to see who is the best. Sounds like a pretty good plot by Jonathan Ross. Hopefully, the art by Bryan Hitch will be up to snuff.
Popeye #1: Hats off to IDW Publishing for bringing this back. There is definitely a need right now for comics that were classics when I was growing up,to find a new generation of readers.
Writer Roger Langridge should be the perfect choice, and from what I’ve seen, the art by newcomer Ozella looks spot on for this revival.
Secret #1: A new ongoing Image series by Jonathan Hickman, who seems to be phasing out his Marvel books so he can concentrate on more mature series from Image. I’m a big fan of Hickman’s writing and will follow him anywhere. This title sounds like it will be an interesting espionage thriller pitting the government against private security firms.
Secret Service #1: This is in Marvel’s Icon line, so it is for mature readers too. Mark Millar is writing this, and we all know by now what we can expect from him. The art however is by Dave Gibbons of Watchmen fame, and that’s what really interests me about this series. I am not sure what the exact plot is yet, but I’m pretty sure it will be interesting, given Millar’s recent track record.
Courtney Crumrin #1: First ever color series returns for her first full color series ! I highly recommend this magical fantasy series. There are several previous volumes in black and white that precede this. Give them a shot.
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Special #1: Just in time for Free Comic Book Day ! And best of all, it’s free! This is advance look at the upcoming Graphic novel to be published by DC / Vertigo.Want one ? If you’re a file holder, just ask, one will be put in your file . All others, first come, first served.
Fanboys vs. Zombies #1: New ongoing Boom series. I don’t know, sounds goofy to me, but zombies are in right now, and it’s only $1.00 to try it out.
Groo vs. Conan #1-4: Hard to believe nobody’s done this before considering how long both these barbarians have been published . Of course Evanier and Argones are attached to this as artist and writer. Will heroism or stupidity win out in the end?
Star Wars: Blood Ties-Bobba Fett Is Dead #1-4: One of Star Wars favorite characters gets another mini-series!
Reset # 1-4: Peter Bagge of Hate fame asks the time honored question “What if you had a second chance ? “ Virtual reality gone horribly horribly wrong…most likely.
Star Wars Omnibus Droids vs. Ewoks TP: Alright, I was kidding, they’re not fighting. This is a cool reprint series for the kids from Marvel’s series of the 1980’s . Very hard to find sets of these, but Dark Horse has done that for us. $24.99 I still like Ewoks better than Jar Jar, but that’s not saying much!