Monday Update: What’s New for 10/29/14

Harley Quinn Annual #1It’s almost Halloween! Are you feeling spooky? We’ve got a haunting selection of new comics, cool toys, and no shortage of halloween inspired puns. Marvel continues to beat the corpse of Wolverine with more Death of Wolverine tie-ins, Godzilla gets the minimate treatment, DC gives us some week 5 Annuals, Harley stinks up the joint, and much, much more. Hold your nose, because here comes the Monday Update.

The spotlight this week goes to Harley Quinn Annual #1. This issue comes poly-bagged, because it’s a scratch and sniff issue!  Actually, there’s no scratching required, so it’s just a sniff book. It literally stinks more than every other book on the shelves! Visit Harley at her stately Coney Island home and smell what she smells every day. Don’t miss this one of a kind book!

Not every DC title this week stinks. In fact, it’s just the HArley. The other stuff is printed on regular non-smelly paper. First up, it’s the 5th shipping week of the month, and DC is hitting us with 3 annuals (not including Harley Quinn). Those are Justice League Dark Annual #2, Justice League United Annual #1, and Swamp Thing Annual #3. Then, Godhead continues in Sinestro #6. The Green Lantern Corps are on the ropes, so it’s the Sinestro Corps to the rescue! Of course, Sinestro has been known to have less than savory motivations, so things could get interesting. Finally, we have the grand finale to Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s run on Wonder Woman. It’s all been leading to this. First Born vs. Wonder Woman. Things are going to get bloody. Don’t miss Wonder Woman #35.

Over in the Marvel Universe, we’ve got plenty of Axis and Death of Wolverine to keep you busy. First up, there’s two Axis tie-ins with Axis: Carnage #1, and Axis: Revolutions #1. Carnage is fairly self explanatory, so if you want more CArnage, this is the book for you. Revolutions gives you a more comprehensive look at the battles that took place in the first few issues of Axis. Finally, he may be dead, but his books are doing just fine! This week sees the release of 3 Death of Wolverine tie-ins, which are Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America #1, Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #3, and Wolverine and the X-Men #11. Clearly, Logan touched the lives of many of the folks in the MArvel Universe, and over the next few months, we’re going to hear from every single one of them!

Meanwhile, there’s some Godzilla minimates smashing their way into the store, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #2 shows up, and Marvel gives us all a new Deathlok solo series starting this week! Plus, Sonic the Hedgehog gets a makeover in Sonic Boom #1, MArvel’s 75th Anniversary Celebration #1 arrives, and the new Diamond Previews catalog shows up to provide a glimpse into the future of awesome comics and comic related items!

That’s not all though, there’s a ton of other stuff we just don’t have the time to talk about in detail here. That’s why we’re providing you with the Complete Diamond list, conveniently located at the bottom of this post. Be careful though, because some of these items may not actually show up. Be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, October 29th.

What will you be reading this week? Will Meru finish her south american training in Mind MGMT #27? Will The Shadow and Margo stop the doomsday clock in time in The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow #5? If you have a jack-o-lantren named Steve, is it a steve-o-lantern? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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


Monday Update: What’s New for 10/22/14

Deathstroke #1We meet again! Welcome back to Monday, folks. This week is another big one, stuffed to bursting with so much goodness we don’t even know what to do with ourselves. There’s more Axis, awesome Batman figures, an Edward Scissorhands comic, the return of Deathstroke’s solo book, and much, much more. Hold onto your butts, here’s the Monday update.

The spotlight this week goes to Deathstroke #1. Slade Wilson is no stranger to having his own solo series, so he’ll feel right at home in his new run from writer Tony Daniel, and artist Tony Daniel! Expect to see some new sides to DC’s deadliest merc, as well as some familiar faces, new foes, and lots of violence. Get your blue and orange outfits on and prepare for some fun.

In other DC news, Deathstroke isn’t the only new #1 headed our way this week. We also have Arkham Manor #1. When Arkham is no longer fit to contain Gotham’s criminally insane, what steps will Batman take to ensure they stay of the streets? Knowing Batman, I’m sure it won’t be anything too over the top. Next, Multiversity is back with Multiversity: The Just #1. Hailing from Earth-Me, this self obsessed team of super-hero kids have become more celebrity than hero. But when a killer runs loose, will these selfie-taking teens suit up to save the day? Finally, Godhead continues in Red Lanterns #35. Following the Atrocitus War, Guy Gardner is having a rough time. So, while a rage fueled Guy is heading to Earth to blow off some steam, New God Malhedron just so happens to be heading to the same place. Someone is going to get punched! 

Marvel has another week full of major events, with new stuff from Edge of Spider-Verse, Time Runs Out, and Axis. First, Edge of Spider-Verse continues as Ms. Marvel’s team-up with Spidey comes head to head with the mysterious villains from Spider-Verse. Don’t miss the action in Amazing Spider-Man #8. Next, Time Runs Out continues in Avengers #37. Unfortunately, there’s not much info on what this book is about, since the official solicit simply reads “In 7 months… Time runs out!” Captain Marvel’s on the cover though, so there’s that! Finally, Axis is the big winner this week with 4 tie-in issues. They are Axis #3, Axis: Hobgoblin #1, Deadpool #36, and All-New X-Factor #15. Red Onslaught is about to have his pointy red hands full now that Magneto has assembled his team of super-dangerous fiends!

Meanwhile, there’s an absolutely awesome looking Batman 75th anniversary figure set on the way, a new Deadpool shirt will be here to add to our already impressive Deadpool shirt collection, and some new Doctor Who figures will be showing up as well. Plus, with Wolverine dead, Edward Sissorhands #1 arrives just in time to fill your pointy object hand combo quota, some New 52 Justice LEague Dark figures arrive, the Fire and Stone series continues with Predator: Fire and Stone #1, and the Ghostbusters team up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Because Why not?

That’s not all! Check out the Complete Diamond Shipping List at the bottom of this post for an intensely in depth look at all the wonderful goodies we’ll be seeing this coming Wednesday. Just keep your wits about you, because sometimes this list contains items that don’t truly exist yet. Be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you se here will not be available until Wednesday, October 22nd.

What will you be reading this week? Will Hiroshi’s tribe survive the wrath of the monsters they unwittingly unleashed in Godzilla: Cataclysm #3? Will Bee find a way to keep with all her temp work in Bee and Puppycat #5? Could Sailor Moon beat up Popeye the Sailor Man? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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

Monday Update: What’s New for 10/15/14

Logan Legacy #1Well, New York Comic Con has come and gone, and as we all catch our respective breath, let’s not forget that there’s still new comics to get excited about!!! This week is another big one, with huge titles from every side of the comics publishing spectrum. There’s more Axis from Marvel, DC’s Godhead continues, Mad Magazine hits its landmark 530th issue (that’s a landmark, right?), Wolverine meets his maker, the Trinity of Sin finally gets together in one place, and much, much more. Read on for the Monday Update.

The spotlight this week goes to Wolverine and his very long, drawn out death. For example, this week sees the release of Death of Wolverine #4, and Death of Wolverine: Logan Legacy #1. The former is the finale of the Death of Wolverine miniseries, in which Logan presumably shuffles off this mortal coil. The latter is the continuation of that series in the form of another 7 issue limited series. It features the aftermath of the loss of one of Marvel’s most popular characters by following several of his most pointy allies and enemies. How are Sabertooth, Mystique, Daken, X23, and Lady Deathstrike taking Logan’s demise? IT should be very interesting. I mean, without Wolverine around to hate, what is Sabertooth going to do with his spare time? I hope he takes up crochet. That would be awesome. He could probably crochet some very stylish brown and yellow outfits.

Death of Wolverine isn’t the only major event Marvel has cooking for us. This week, Avengers & X-Men: Axis #2, Loki: Agent of Asgard #7, and Magneto #11 continue the Axis event. Then, Edge of Spider-Verse brings us ever-close to Spider-verse with Edge of Spider-Verse #5. Gerard Way takes a swing at the Spider crossover event by introducing us to SP//dr. He’s from a techno-future, hence the computer-y spelling of his name! Finally, have you been thinking to yourself, “you know, there aren’t nearly enough Deadpool miniseries out there.”? Well, Marvel has been reading your thoughts, because this week sees the debut of Deadpool’s art of war #1. What is Deadpool’s take on the classic Sun Tzu’s Art of War? If the cover is to be believed, his version involves a whole lot more kicking dudes off cliffs. Don’t miss it!

Over in DC’s camp, they have finally done what we all thought they should have to begin with. The Trinity of Sin books have at last been combined, so we finally have the whole trinity of sin in one place! In Trinity of Sin #1, Pandora, the Question, and the Phantom Stranger are forced to work together to save humanity, even though they really can’t stand one another. I smell sitcom! Next, Godhead continues in Green Lantern: New Guardians #35. Kyle is losing his mind, and it seems that the high father is here to help. Clearly, it’s a trap, but will Kyle make the bad decision to trust him out of desperation? Finally, Robin Rises returns from its long hiatus in Batman & Robin #35. Batman is packing his bat-bags for his trip to Apokolips, but will he have company on his quest to recover his son’s body?

Meanwhile, the video game sensation gets its own comic in Skylanders #1, the 12th doctor takes the spotlight in Doctor Who: The 12th Doctor #1, and Mad Magazine #530 hits shelves, no doubt filled to the brim with lewd humor. Just the way you like it! Plus, there’s some Super Mario figures on the way, the Original Sin Annual you’ve been waiting for (and you have been waiting for it, haven’t you?) arrives, and another fresh batch of Star Wars: Black Series figures are on the way.

There’s a whole lot more, too! Check out the complete diamond shipping list at the bottom of this post for the most thorough look at this week’s new releases you’re likely to see all day. It’s sometimes less than totally accurate, so be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, October 15th.

What will you be reading this week? Will Woody convince Quantum that he’s being too reckless in his old age in Q2: Return of Quantum & Woody #1? Will Magnus punch a robot in Magnus: Robot Fighter #7? Is everything truly better when viewed through a fish-eye lens? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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

Monday Update: What’s New for 10/8/14

Axis #1Welcome back, everyone! It’s almost time for New York Comic Con! Best to come in this week and get caught up on all the new stuff, so you aren’t left in the dark at the show! This week sees the official start to Marvel’s Axis, some witches who apparently can’t spell, more Spider-verse, Godhead, tshirts, and much, much more. Prepare yourself, here’s the Monday Update.

The spotlight this week goes to Marvel’s official kickoff issue of Avengers & X-Men: Axis. The Red Skull has Charles Xavier’s brain, and somehow, all his powers as well. Not only that, but with a little practice, (and some murder from Magneto) he’s become Red Onslaught. Yeah, that’s a thing now. Will the combined might of the Avengers and X-Men be enough to put a stop to one of the most dangerous villains the Marvel universe has ever seen? Can they put aside their differences long enough to finish the job? Does this take place before or after Wolverine dies? The answers to all these questions and more are coming this Wednesday. Don’t miss it!

Axis isn’t the only major Event Marvel is pushing at the moment. First up, we have another Edge of Spider-Verse tie in with Amazing Spider-Man #7. This time, we see Ms. Marvel and Spidey team up, but what does Spider-UK have to do with anything? Better yet, who the heck is Spider-UK? Next, Time Runs Out continues in Avengers #36. More incursions are on the horizon, and something must be done. But, is there a way to save our earth without killling countless other earths? Finally, Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool #1 begins for real this week. There was a zero issue, but that was merely a prelude. This is #1! It’s time for Halloween, and there’s terror afoot. Unfortunately, it’s up to Hawkeye and Deadpool to not kill one another long enough to save the day. That should be fun to watch!

DC’s got some cool new tricks up their sleeve this week, starting with Klarion #1. Do you like witchcraft and bad haircuts? This is the book for you! Klarion makes his New 52 debut, and he will be bringing all sorts of mischief with him. Then, if you were in the market for another weekly title, DC’s got you covered with Earth 2: World’s End #1! This alternate Earth is full of surprises, what with a hero named Zod, a magical Green Lantern, and the like, but will it survive? Finally, Godhead continues in Green Lantern Corps #35. The New Gods are out to stomp out the Lantern corps, but they aren’t going down without a fight. Of course, that fight is against a bunch of gods, so it might now go so well for our green friends.

Meanwhile, Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1 sneaks in, a very nice looking Justice League chess set will be here, arrow: Season 2.5 #1 shows up just in time for Season 3 to air, and Evil Ernie #1 arrives to hopefully stick around longer this time. Plus, Sabrina #1 follows in the footsteps of Afterlife with Archie, Wytches #1 (seriously, that’s how it’s spelled. It’s not a typo!) arrives via broomstick, some SHIELD and Star Wars shirts are on the way, and Vampirella: Feary Tales #1 rounds out a week full of obvious Halloween prep.

That’s not all though, if you direct your gaze towards the bottom of this post, you’ll see the complete diamond shipping list. There, you’ll be able to look at all the wonderful goodies headed our way this week. However, sometimes this list contains items that won’t actually be available on Wednesday, so be sure to check with us first! As always, everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, October 8th.

What will you be reading this week? Will the black elf assassin and her team successfully infiltrate the fortress at the edge of the world in Ragnarok #2? Will Gobo and his pals be able to restore the water supply in Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring #1? Exactly what thing is it that James Brown wanted us to get up offa? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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

Monday Update: What’s New for 10/1/14

Thor #1Welcome back! With the dawn of October on the horizon, exciting things are on the way, and it all starts this week. We’ll see the debut of the brand new Thor, Some Doomed aftermath from DC, some Big Hero 6 figures from the upcoming movie, Guardians from the future, WWE cards, and much much more. Here’s the Monday Update.

The spotlight this week goes to the hotly anticipated Thor #1. Following the events of Original Sin, Thor can no longer lift his hammer. And as luck would have it, Frost Giants are invading Earth. What timing! With Thor no longer worthy of his hammer, who will stand up to these invading forces from beyond? (You know, besides the literally hundreds of other super heroes in the Marvel Universe) As it turns out, there’s a new Thor in town, and she can lift that hammer with no problem. Who is this new Thor? Where did she come from? How did she find the hammer on the moon? What do yo think of that new Thor logo? All our burning questions will be answered this week, as a new era for Thor begins!

Thor’s just the first of several big changes headed to the Marvel Universe. Let’s start with Captain America #25. Steve Rogers is no longer in any kind of shape to wield the shield, and it’s time for someone new to take up the mantle of Captain America. No, it’s not Bucky again, (we’ll get to him in a minute). If you’ve managed to avoid the news, we won’t spoil it for you here, but it’s a pretty big change for Cap. Next, speaking of Bucky, he had an interesting time during Original Sin, didn’t he? Now we get to follow the adventures of the new “man on the wall” starting in Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1. I suppose he has better things to do that be the new Captain America, eh? Finally, take a trip in to the future with the original Guardians of the Galaxy in Guardians 3000 #1. (No relation to Justice League 3000) Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex, Starhawk and Charlie-27 are back, sort of, and they’re protecting the universe from the badoon threat. I guess the current day Guardians don’t exactly put a stop to that particular threat, now do they? Don’t miss all the action, and Yondu’s kick-ass mohawk, this week!

With Futures End month behind us, it’s time to get back to the DC universe proper, and this week’s books are coming out swinging. First, after the confusing conclusion to Superman: Doomed last week, perhaps things will become more clear in Action Comics #35. In This Doomed Aftermath issue, we get a look at what’s left of Smallville, as well as what has become of the Man of Steel, and probably Brainiac too. Next, Godhead begins in Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead #1 and Green Lantern #35. The Highfather of New Genesis is gathering rings from all colors of the emotional spectrum in hopes of putting an end to Darkseid once and for all. The problem is, he plans on taking these rings without the permission of the people wearing them. Things are going to get ugly. Finally, have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow up in Gotham City, what with all the super villains, weirdness, and Batman? Welcome to Gotham Academy #1. Follow the adventures of Gotham’s brightest students, as they traverse normal life in an abnormal city. Who wouldn’t want Bruce Wayne to visit their school?

Meanwhile, some new Big Hero 6 figures from the new Disney animated movie will be coming in, the DC Icons Superman Statue flies by, Death of Wolverine #3 arrives, and the Fabrikations Greedo will be here. Be careful, he has a gun! Plus, some new Marvel Minimates arrive, a slew of new (and nicely stackable) Pop figures show up, some rather cute looking Teen Titans Go! figures will be here, and the Topps 2014 WWE cards wrestle their way onto our shelves.

Still looking for more? Check out the Complete Diamond Shipping List at the bottom of this post. There you’ll see everything Diamond plans on sending to our store. However, this list sometimes contains the occasional items that won’t actually be available for purchase, so be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, October 1st.

What will you be reading this week? Will the world survive when Odie gets his paws on a magic wand in Garfield #30? Will Ada make it on her own in Alex + Ada #9? Is it more common for ceiling fans to spin clockwise, or counter clockwise? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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