Monday Update: What’s new for 7/23/14

Detective Comics #27 Special Edition.jpgAhh yes, the glory of a bright new Monday. So much promise. So much excitement. So much coffee. Yes, we’re back, and it’s time for your weekly serving of new stuff! This wednesday is many things, including a national holiday for a certain caped crusader! Plus, there’s a fat stack of Original Sin, the premiere of the longest title in the New 52, the new Overstreet, new previews, new Doctor Who, and much, much more. grab your bat-shark repellant and read on. It’s time for the Monday Update.

The spotlight this week goes to Batman, because this wednesday is Batman Day! In celebration of the caped crusader’s 75th anniversary, DC has declared that Wednesday shall be a celebration of all things Bat. There will be all sorts of goodies, like masks, capes, and even a free comic, but that’s not all. There’s also a trio of big Batman books coming out! First, there’s the latest issue of Batman Eternal, which brings all sorts of members of the Bat family together. Then, there’s Batman & Robin #33, wherein “Robin Rises” picks up after last week’s Robin Rises Omega #1. Finally, there’s the grand finale of Zero Year in Batman #33. That’s some seriously big bat-stuff. Heck, we’ve even got a totally awesome/adorable Bat-Buddy t-shirt coming in!

In other DC  news, there’s a new addition to the New 52 family, and it’s got a seriously long title. This week marks the release of Star Spangled War Stories Featuring GI Zombie #1. As you can probably guess, this is a book about an american soldier who dies for his country. A lot. Because he’s a zombie. If you’re looking for something a little different, this pretty much fits that bill. Next, the second chapter in Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr’s run on Superman arrives in Superman #33. Who is the mysterious Ulysses, and what does his presence mean to the world? Finally, Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s spectacular run on Wonder Woman is coming to an end, but not before they tell one last story. The first part of their grand finale begins this week in Wonder Woman #33. Who will dethrone First Born, and what will happen to Olympus in his wake?

On the Marvel side of things, it’s all about Original Sin. This week’s tie-ins are Amazing Spider-Man #4, Daredevil #6, Deadpool #32, Mighty Avengers #12, Original Sin #5.2, and Original Sins #4. That’s 6 Original Sin books in one week! Then, the fake anniversaries continue in 100th anniversary Special: Avengers #1. America has been sucked into the negative zone, and the badoon tried to invade Earth. What will the avengers of 2061 do with themselves? Finally, the X-man with the classiest mohawk in town gets her own ongoing book starting with Storm #1. Even though she’s the headmistress of a school, she still manages to find time to have some of her own adventures around the globe. She stops tsunamis, zaps bad guys, and keep the sides of her head closely shaved. Don’t miss all the action!

Meanwhile, some Captain America 2 platinum legends figures are on the way, a pair of new ongoing Doctor Who series CENTERING AROUND THE 10th and 11th doctors begin this week, and the aftermath of Archie’s death is dealt with in Life with Archie #37. Plus, the annual Overstreet price guide arrives, Transformers vs. GI Joe #1 shoots multicolored lasers in every which direction, and the new Diamond Previews catalog will be here!

Still not enough for you? Well have a look see at the bottom of this very post for a more complete look at all the greatness headed your way this Week. Careful though! While this list is mostly accurate, it does occasionally contain items that won’t actually be available this week. Be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, July 23rd.

What will, you be reading this week? Will Bart find a way to keep himself occupied on a hot summer day in Bart Simpson #91? Has Conan finally met his match in Groo vs. Conan #1? What does the T in T-shirt stand for? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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


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Monday Update: What’s New for 7/16/14

Teen Titans #1It’s that time again. No, not taco tuesday (although taco tuesday is totally awesome) it’s time for the Monday Update: Your look ahead at all the wonderful goodies that will be lining our shelves this Wednesday. And what a week we have for you! Harley Quinn invades Comic Con, there’s tshirts galore, more Original Sin from Marvel, fresh Teen Titans, Pop figures from a certain upcoming blockbuster movie, and so very much more. Here’s the Monday Update.

The spotlight this week goes to the return of everyone’s favorite titanic teenagers in teen Titans #1. It’s a fresh start for the titans after their fairly thorough defeat in Forever Evil. Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker and Beast Boy are on a mission to keep people safe from a world full of new super-powered individuals. Their methods may not jive with the Justice league, but they don’t really seem to mind. The new 52 hasn’t been the same without a Teen Titans book, and this week finally rectifies that error. Enjoy!

In other DC news, Damian Wayne’s corpse just can’t seem to catch a break, and that misfortune continues in Robin Rises: Omega #1. The hunt for Robin’s body is over, but Batman’s war with the al Ghul’s has just begun. Is this the beginning of the return of Robin, and what happens when the forces of Apokolips get involved? Next, Harley Quinn wants to get a comic book made about herself. So, she travels to San Diego Comic-Con to make her dream a reality. (I guess she had no problem getting a ticket.) Don’t miss all the hilarity in Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con #1. Finally, it’s the conclusion of “Red Daughter of Krypton” in Supergirl #33. Will Kara maintain her status as a Red Lantern? There’s only one way to find out…

Marvel’s got another heaping helping of Original Sin for us this week. This week’s tie-ins are Nova #19, Original Sin #3.2, Original Sin #6, and Uncanny X-Men #23. Next, speaking of the X-Men, Marvel’s fake 100th anniversary celebration continues with the 100th anniversary X-Men Special #1. Have the X-Men finally achieved Charles Xavier’s dream? Does it really matter, what with this being a fake anniversary? Will they actually maintain this continuity in 2061? Finally, Kamala is starting to get the hang of this whole super-hero thing, but how will she react to meeting Wolverine? Find out in Ms. Marvel #6.

Meanwhile, the new issue of the Walking Dead Magazine arrives, another set of Avengers Infinite figures are on the way, and some Batman Retro series 3 figures swoop on in. Plus, there’s new Captain America, Deadpool, and Star Wars tshirts on the way, Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #1 (based on the video game) arrives, Guardians of the Galaxy Pops make their way to the shelves, Devilers #1 kicks off Dynamite’s new “Creators Unleashed” line, and the Wicked & the Divine #2 will be here.

That may seem like a lot of things, but there’s so very much more. Check out the Diamond list at the bottom of this very post for a more thorough look at this week’s bounty. Just be wary, because sometimes this list is less than 100% accurate, so be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, July 16th.

What will you be reading this week? Can Doodler and Triple survive a shadowy ninja world in Doodle Jump #2? Will X-O Manowar have any choice but to surrender in Armor Hunters #2? If the lyrics to Old MacDonald are in the past tense, does that mean the poor guy lost his farm? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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

Monday Update: What’s New for 7/9/14

Grayson #1Hello again! It’s your friendly neighborhood Monday Update. We’re just stopping by to give you a glimpse at all the wonderful goodies you’ll likely be excited to pick up this coming Wednesday. There’s a new comic from Image, lots of Spider-Man, even more Original Sin, a dash of Superman: Doomed, and a sonic Pizza cutter. That’s just the beginning! Here’s the Monday Update.

The spotlight this week goes to Grayson #1. Following the events of Forever Evil, it seems that Dick Grayson can no longer be Nightwing. Where is an ex-superhero to turn? Why, super secret spy agency Spyral! Dick Grayson is entering a whole new world of espionage in this new spy thriller from writer Tim Seely. We’ve been getting an awful lot of requests for this one since it was announced, so don’t sleep on it! It’s going to be a hot one.

In other DC news, Superman Doomed continues this week in Superman/Wonder Woman #10. Lois goes all 12th level intellect on Diana, and Superman has to fight off Cyborg Superman in space. But with Clark being in super Doomsday mode, that might be more a problem for Cyborg Superman than anyone else. Next, there’s a new suicide Squad! We know it’s a new team because the book is actually called New Suicide Squad #1! Were you looking for a book with more Joker’s Daughter in it? Well, here it is, along with Deathstroke, Black Manta, Harley, and Deadshot. All those well balanced personalities in one place? what could go wrong? Finally, Huntress and Power Girl take a trip back to Earth 2, but this was perhaps not the best time to do so. There’s a renegade Superman running around, a bunch of super-heroes they don’t know, and more surprises around every corner. Will their homecoming turn out to be a terrible idea? Find out in World’s Finest #25.

Marvel’s got one busy, confusing week ahead, but we’re going to try and break down the tough stuff. Let’s start light. There’s a lot of Deadpool stuff going on at the moment, including some miniseries. What we have this week is another new Deadpool miniseries starting in Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet #1. Dracula hired Deadpool to… you know what? What more do you need to hear? DRACULA HIRES DEADPOOL. Sold. Speaking of Deadpool, Marvel’s got a gigantic mess of Original Sin tie-ins for your reading pleasure. This week’s titles are All-New Invaders #7, Avengers #32, Deadpool #31, Original Sin #5.1 (Completely unrelated to Original Sin #3.1) and Original Sins #3, because pluralizing a title and calling it a brand new book only makes everyone’s lives easier. Finally, we have Spider-Man, who has 3 new titles this week. There’s Amazing Spider-Man #1.3, which takes place way in the past, even though numerically speaking, it takes place between Amazing Spider-Man #1 and #2. Then you have the Spider-Man 100th anniversary special that takes place in the distant future. Then you have Spider-Man 2099 #1, which takes place in the present, but stars a spider-man from the future, but not the same Spider-Man as the 100th anniversary special. Confused yet? Don’t hesitate to ask a friendly associate for help navigating the tangled web that is Marvel’s numbering system.

Meanwhile, William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return completes the epic trilogy, the fancy Agents of Shield: Declassified Slipcase arrives, and the latest title from Image Comics shows up in the form of Death Vigil #1. Plus, there’s some action figures from that new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie that’s going to happen, another round of Batman 75th anniversary variant covers show up for the current issues of Batgirl, Green Lantern corps, Grayson, Detective Comics, Justice League United, and Superman/ Wonder Woman, and you can finally cut pizza like a time lord with the Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver pizza cutter.

There’s even more good stuff on the way, too! Check out the Diamond list at the bottom of this update for the full list of great stuff you can expect to find on our lovely shelves. Be wary though, some items on this list may not actually be available in the store, so be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, July 9th.

What are you reading this week? Will Adam find his way out of the Alaskan tundra in FBP #12? Will Magnus’ Robot fighting skills work against non-robots in Magnus: Robot Fighter #5? IF you have a flash drive that doubles as a flashlight, what would you call it? Let us know on our Facaebook page.

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

Monday Update: What’s New for 7/2/14

Rocket Raccoon #1Welcome back everyone! We’ve got another hot week for you, and I’m not talking about the weather! There’s more Original Sin, some seriously overdue Superman, Deadpool takes on X-Force, action figures galore, and a whole mess of galactic action from Marvel. No sense in waiting around. Let’s dive right in! Here’s the Monday Update.

The spotlight this week goes to the Guardians of the Galaxy. Oddly enough, there isn’t a new issue of Guardians, but there’s a ton of other stuff directly related to Marvel’s next blockbuster franchise. First, everyone’s favorite space raccoon gets his very own solo series starting with Rocket Raccoon #1 by Scottie Young! Somehow, Rocket has become a wanted fugitive, and I’m sure waving all those guns around isn’t helping. Next, there’s a set of Guardians of the Galaxy action figure 2-packs based on their looks from the upcoming movie. (Don’t worry, there’s a few different versions of Rocket). Then, Rocket and Groot take center stage in Guardians of the Galaxy: Most Wanted #1. Could Groot be plotting against his best buddy? Probably not, but I’m sure it’ll be a fun read anyway. Finally, we’ve got the premiere of Peter Quill’s very own solo book with the Legendary Star-Lord #1. What’s a day in the life of a Guardian of the Galaxy like? This book will tell you. That’s a whole lot of galactic action right there. Did you know there’s a Guardians of the Galaxy movie on the way?

In non-Guardians Marvel news, the next proper chapter in Original Sin arrives this week in Original Sin #5. This series has been one wacky revelation after another, and after the last page of the previous issue, it doesn’t seem that they’ll be bucking that trend anytime soon. It may be the only Original Sin tie-in this week, but it’ll be a doozie. Next, Deadpool has fought just about everyone recently. There’s been the whole Marvel Universe, the undead, classic literature, Carnage, and even Deadpool himself. Now, he faces off against one of his very favorite teams of all time in Deadpool vs. X-Force #1. You won’t want to miss that one. Finally, because Marvel just can’t seem to make Daredeevil numbering confusing enough, this week sees the release of  Daredevil #0.1. Not to be confused with the previously released Daredevil #1.50, this oddly numbered issue bridges the gap between the current and previous Daredevil series. How exactly did Matt Murdock wind up on his current path? All the details you’re looking for are right inside! (not available in braille).

DC’s got some pretty nice looking highlights this week, but none shine brighter than the extremely overdue Superman Unchained #7. Yes, you haven’t been imagining the series all along. Superman Unchained #7 will actually be here, and you can buy it. Seriously. It’s actually happening. Speaking of the Man of Steel, Superman: Doomed makes a return this week in Action Comics #33. The final arc begins with Superdoom Part 1. With Doomsday having taken complete control of Clark’s mind, is there anyone in the universe powerful enough to stop him? Finally, Uprising continues in Green Lantern #33. The final battle begins here, but will Hal lead his troops to victory, or an warily watery grave?

Meanwhile, an arkham Asylum 4-pack of figures is coming in, more Avengers figures are on the way, and some adorable plushes going by the name of Fabrikations will be arriving. Plus, speaking of late books, Magneto #6 will be arriving, Spider-Man: Infinite Legends figures are coming in, and the new set of Walking Dead trading cards will be here.

That may seem like a lot, but we’ve openly begun to scratch the surface. Check out the preview list at the bottom of this post for the most comprehensive look at all the goodies headed in this week. Make sure you tamper your expectations, though. It’s entirely possible that any given  item on the list could not actually show for some reason or another, so be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until, Wednesday, july 2nd.

What will you be reading this week? Will Lady Dragon remember her original mission in The Victories #13? Wil Stoner and Barry win a People’s Choice award in Indestructible #7? If you fall asleep face-first onto a computer keyboard, will you dream about typing? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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