Wake up & smell.. the Monday update: What’s New For 12/17/14

rumbleThe holidays are close.. but who cares when there’s a whole bunch of new books coming? Let’s jump right in and tell you about some of them!

Starting off in the DC universe this week The Joker is still wreaking havoc on the dark knight in Batman 37! The ultra top-secret Batman arc known only as “Endgame,” continues. It’s a story arc so steeped in mystery, all we can tell you is the title!

Also Sandman Overture…wait…yup that’s right. Sandman Overture #4 finally makes its way out of Neil Gaiman’s dungeon! In an asylum in the City of the Stars, Morpheus comes face to face with the creature at the center of the war that will destroy the universe. Time is running out…

Though not this week for Marvel, they do have other great things coming our way! What’s better than having Venom a part of the Guardians of the Galaxy? Having the symbiote take over Groot that’s what! Part Three of The Planet of the Symbiotes continues. Now that Venom has led the Guardians to this devastatingly dangerous planet of alien symbiotes, will the team ever trust Flash Thompson again? Find out in Guardians of the Galaxy 22! And with Axis wrapping up soon, the second to last issue arrives this week! This is it! The Battle Royale of your dreams! The Astonishing Avengers vs the Uncanny X-Men for the fate of New York! Wow…. Check it out in Avengers and X-Men: Axis #8!

Also one of our favorite books hits shelves this week! A parent’s worst nightmare: a beloved child lost in the woods. Behind the trees lurk horrors, and the brush conceals atrocity. No matter how desperate the search, understand that your prayers will fall on deaf ears. There is no escape from the Wytches. Find out more in Wytches #3.

Now let’s shine a big spotlight on our Book of the Week.

Okay, so a scarecrow walks into a bar…and proceeds to wreak havoc across two worlds! After a long absence, Rathraq, Scarecrow Warrior God, is back-and very unhappy. Bad news for his old enemies, yes, but worse news for everybody else! John Arcudi and James Harren bring you a modern day action/adventure fantasy thriller where rundown dive bars, undead kitty cats, psycho skinheads, and giant mummies all play a part. Check it out in Rumble #1!

With the holidays coming too close for comfort and everyone scurrying around the last minute, we will be receiving more than enough goodies this week you can get for that special someone even if it’s yourself! We have more bombshell statues in the form of Supergirl, Zatanna, and a Holiday Harley Quinn coming in! Also more Batman figures than Bruce could ever store in his Manor! There will be Son of Batman figures including , Robin, Nightwing and Batman himself! And if you wanted more Batman don’t worry cause there’s also an Arkham Origins 4-pack of figures that includes The Joker, Deathstroke, Batman and Black Mask!

There’s also plenty more to come this week so, check out the complete diamond shipping list at the bottom of this post! It has a plethora of all things comic and toy related to this week! However as always there may be some things on there that may not necessarily exist just yet, so be sure to check with us first for availability. Everything that does exist will be here this Wednesday, December 17!

Now please safely make it through your Monday blues cause that only means you’ll be one day closer to Wednesday!

Monday Update: What’s New For 12/03/14

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Have you noticed that even if this update is a tad late, the box with the new product below automatically updates at midnight on Monday morning? Well all the new stuff that we’re still not gonna discuss this week is there. Possibly not. SO BE SURE TO CHECK WITH US FIRST FOR AVAILABILITY. AS ALWAYS, EVERYTHING YOU SEE HERE  will not be available until Wednesday, December 3rd.

Monday Update: What’s New for 11/26/14

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This Monday Update will be short but we wish everyone A Happy Thanksgiving Day ! And we want to remind everyone that this week’s books will be in on Wednesday . We will be closed on Thursday, all other  hours  remain the same.

Check out the Complete Diamond Shipping List at the bottom of this  post. It’s filled with indescribable stuff we didn’t describe this week. However, as always there will be items there that may not be here,  so be sure to check with us first for availability. Everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, November 26th.

Monday Update: What’s New for 11/19/14

Spider-Woman #1Hello again, everyone! It’s time once again to take a look at the coming Wednesday’s spoils. And what a week it’s going to be! We have spider-ladies, more insanity from multiversity, a new spin on Wonder Woman, more axis tie-ins than any mere mortal can handle, a rather nice Thor statue, and so very much more. All that plus, a very fond farewell. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Read on to find out. Here’s the Monday update.

The spotlight this week goes to the subject of a recent media frenzy: Spider-Woman #1. Jessica Drew has been dragged into the whole Spider-Verse thing, since, you know, she’s a spider-character. However, she’s not particularly fond of being made into a target by a bunch of inter dimensional weirdos. Teaming up with Silk, (that new spider-lady who was bit by the same spider as pete, yet somehow we’re just finding out about her now), she’s out to put an end to this whole spider-hunting lunacy. It’s got action! it’s got thrills! it’s got spider-powered women in tight, brightly-colored outfits! It’s a spider-verse tie-in and a new ongoing series! What more could you ask for?

As you may have heard, marvel has more than just spider-verse going on at the moment. As it turns out, we’re getting chapters in all four of marvel’s current crossover events this week. Did you want more Death of Wolverine? Check out Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #2. You want Time Runs Out? Hit up Avengers #38 and New Avengers #26. You want Axis? Well, you hit the mother load this week with seven, count ‘em seven tie-ins! Magneto #12, Axis #6, Avengers World #15, Axis: Carnage #2, Axis: Revolutions #2, Deadpool #37, and Loki: Agent of Asgard #8 all bear the Axis logo. Prepare your wallet, because Marvel’s event books are coming for your dollars. MUAhahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

More of a DC reader? Thinking you might be getting off easy this week? Think again! DC’s playing a little schedule catch-up this week with one of their most full weeks in recent memory. First up, there’s Batman & Robin #36, which doubles as the latest chapter in the Robin Rises story arc. Batman and his pals are close to the heart of Apokolips. Will they find Damian’s body in time? Next, Grant Morrison’s fever dream continues with Multiversity: Pax Americana #1. Here’s what we know. It features the Question, it takes place on Earth 4, and it’s written backwards. Have fun! Finally, we’ve got Wonder Woman #36, which brings the new creative team of Meredith and David Finch. Azzarello and Chiang’s run is the stuff of legend, so this husband and wife duo have some sideshow-bob-sized shoes to fill. Are they up to the challenge? We’ll find out. And that’s just the highlights!

Meanwhile, more Batman Lil Gotham figures are on the way, a fresh set of doctor who figures arrive, and the Thor statue from the Avengers Now line shows up to keep his fellow avengers company. Plus, Spider-Man Superhero Adventure 2-packs will be swinging in, Godhead continues in Green Lantern: New Guardians #36, and Mega Man #43 is coming out. What? Mega Man is awesome. It’s not a particularly important issue or anything, it’s just one of my favorite books, and I usually don’t write about it. But this week is special, which brings me to my next point…

Normally, this paragraph would be filled with a few questions relating to some random books, followed by an even stranger question I’d come up with by looking at stuff around my house. (And yes Matt, I do appreciate that you take the time to answer them all on our Facebook page.) But this week is a little different, because this is my final Monday Update.

My name is Kris, and in case you didn’t know, I’m the guy who’s been writing these updates for the past 186 weeks. It’s been my distinct pleasure to attempt to entertain you all with these often rather silly synopses, but sadly, my tenure at the Joker’s Child is coming to a close this Wednesday. My family and I are moving to a far off land filled with flyers fans, weird words like “hoagie”, and an endless supply of clearly superior convenience stores. I’ve met a ton of awesome people while working this job, and I will always be grateful for that opportunity. Also, I’ve read and written about more great comics than I can count, and to say that getting to write these Monday Updates has been an impressive learning experience would be a gross understatement. Caren and Len have created a truly unique and wonderful place to buy comics and interact with like-minded individuals. All kidding aside, they should be commended for this. They’re some of the most hard-working individuals in the business, and they have my respect. To everyone at The Joker’s Child, staff or otherwise, you will be sorely missed.

IF you’ve enjoyed my writing, or if you just want to come say goodbye, swing on by the store this Wednesday, and while you’re at it, pick up some of the frankly ridiculous number of great titles coming out this week. As I said earlier, it’s my last day, and I’d like to see as many of you as I can.

So, what does this mean for the Monday Update? Don’t fret, there’s still new stuff on the way. It’ll just be a different flavor now. As long as Marvel keeps pumping out crossover events like they’re going out of style, and DC keeps coming up with titles like “Godhead”, someone will always have something funny to say about it. Heck, half the time this stuff practically writes itself.

So, one last time, everything you read about above is merely the tip of the iceberg. At the bottom of this very post, you’ll find the complete diamond shipping list. It’s got all the great stuff we’re getting this week, plus maybe even a few things we’re not! As such, be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, November 19th.

I wish I was clever enough to leave you a plaque with a quote from The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao, or an inspirational speech from Captain Montery Jack, or even a rousing musical number thanking you for all the fish. Instead, I think I’ll keep it simple.

So long, everybody. Here’s the list!

Monday Update: What’s New for 11/12/14

All-New Captain America #1Welcome back! I hope you’re feeling patriotic, because we’ve got a double dose of the captain this week (not of the crunch variety). And that’s not even the half of it! There’s tons of axis from marvel, more godhead from DC, Zorro makes an unlikely alliance, there’s jawas on a shirt, and much, much more. Grab your flags, and start feeling superior, here’s the Monday Update.

The spotlight this week goes to the all new, all different Captain America, and his two new ongoing series! First up we have All-New Captain America #1. Sam Wilson has officially donned the shield and taken over the mantle of Captain America! Teaming up with Nomad, Captain Falcon, err, Captain America is primed and ready to take down Hydra once and for all. However, it seems all of Cap’s old enemies have decided to team up to put this new Captain to the test. Nothing like putting the new guy through the ropes, eh? Then, we have Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1. Captain America wouldn’t be Captain America if he wasn’t leading an Avengers team, would he? Enter the all new mighty avengers! Of course, there’s the whole Axis thing going on, so there’s all sorts of mistrust going around, and it looks like Spider-Man wants to join the team with Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, which is causing some trouble since Ock Spidey tried to have their kid taken away from them. Looks like Mr. Wilson, err, Sam Wilson is going to be a very busy member of the Marvel Universe for the foreseeable future.

Speaking of Axis, Marvel is hitting the Axis tie-ins pretty hard this week. We have the previously mentioned Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1, as well as Axis #5, Axis: Hobgoblin #2, Nova #23, and Superior Iron Man #1. Probably most notable on the list would be the Superior Iron Man, wherein Tony Stark decides that it’s time to make Los Angeles into the city of the future by releasing Extremis to the general public. Because nothing could possibly go wrong when you give Extremis to the entire population of a major metropolitan city, right? Don’t worry, Daredevil isn’t too happy about it either. We also have Spider-Verse #1. Following the events of last week’s Amazing Spider-Man #9, Spider-Verse fills your eyeballs with as many spider stories as they can fit in a single comic. There’s even a steampunk spider-woman! But that’s not all. Remember wolverine? He died. Marvel’s been doing a pretty good job of keeping the whole thing quiet, but if you want to catch a glimpse of the very few available details of what’s going on (Sarcasm is fun!) with Logan’s friends and family, we have two tie-ins for you with Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #2 and Nightcrawler #8.

DC isn’t just going to sit back and let Marvel have all the fun though. No, they have a full week of goodness ahead, including the next chapter of Endgame in Batman #36. After the startling revelation that the Joker has somehow managed to gain control of the entire Justice League, What is Batman going to do? How did this even happen? Next, you want more Godhead? Well, we’ve got it in Green Lantern Corps #36. Hal is missing, so John Stewart decides to step up and lead the Green Lanterns, as well as the Indigo Tribe, Red Lanterns, and Sinestro Corps into battle to save the Star Sapphires. And we all know how Sinestro loves being bossed around. Finally, we have Constantine #19. The cover is an image of John Constantine rocking out on an electric guitar. Let’s be honest, who cares what’s gong on? This level of rock is worth the price of entry alone.

Meanwhile, we’ve got the new Derek Jeter figure from McFarlane toys on the way, Django (yes, from django unchained) teams up with Zorro in Django/Zorro #1, Guardians 3000 #2 makes its fashionably late debut, Game of Thrones figures arrive to bring the violence, and Kitchen #1 from Vertigo arrives. Plus, we’ve got some sweet looking Jawa shirts, a new issue of the Walking Dead shuffles on by, and Wytches #2 will be here to make sure you never sleep again.

Still have room for dessert? Check out the Complete Diamond Shipping List at the bottom of this very post. It’s got an incredibly detailed look at all the glorious goodies headed our way this week. However, there are some items there that may not actually be available, so be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, November 12th.

What will you be reading this week? Will fredrick convince his kids not to follow in his footsteps in October Faction #2? After the armor hunters’ invasion, who will join the united in Unity #12? IS there a documented instance of life savers candy actually saving a life? Let us know on our Facebook page.

See you at the store, and here’s the list.