Here to Make Your Morning a little bit brighter, it’s the Monday Update for Wednesday 7/12/2017!

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The Ray never thought he would go back to Vanity, but the citizens of America’s most depressing city have found themselves caught in the middle of a mystic feud between order and chaos.  The mysterious force known as the Might Beyond The Mirror has been granting Vanity’s greatest wishes: disabilities are healed, romances are restored ,and hope is rekindled.  It’s not meant to be, as a ruthless Lord of Order will stop at nothing to destroy the city’s dreams.  DC’s “Curse of the Kingbutcher” begins in Justice League of America #10!

Writer Shea Fontana steps in for a new story arc in Wonder Woman #26!  Wonder Woman finally takes a moment to catch her breath and attend a friend’s wedding… but unfortunately, horror has followed her even there!

Devastated by Rustam and his Burning World, the international conspiracy known as the People reveal themselves to Amanda Waller in a desperate move to secure their mysterious endgame for Planet Earth!  Meanwhile, the walls tighten for Boomerang as Harley Quinn gets closer to discovering the traitorous murderer within Task Force X.  What do you get when you throw a bunch of killers in a room together?  Suicide Squad #21!

Ominous Press and IDW launch the first of three limited series set in a science-fiction/fantasy universe of epic heroes and insidious villains.  In Dread Gods #1, gods in a fantasy world discover they’re actually monsters in a post-apocalyptic landscape.  Acclaimed creators Ron Marz and Tom Raney join with art master Bart Sears to usher in adventure like no other!

Outlaws.  Mavericks.  Werewolves.  These are The Banditos, the gang Wynonna ran with in her wildest, pre-Black Badge days.  Somebody, or something,  is killing them off, one by one.  It’s up to Wynonna to return to her roots, and find out why!  Telling the story of Wynonna’s outlaw past-only hinted at on the Wynonna Earp TV series! A  Never-before-told story that ties into Syfy’s Wynonna Earp TV series starts here in Wynonna Earp Season Zero #1!

Matt Wagner returns to Image with the third and final volume of his epic fantasy trilogy- Mage: The Hero Denied #0! This long-awaited conclusion follows the adventures of the reluctant everyman hero Kevin Matchstick, who, after encountering a shaggy and beguiling wizard, discovers he is the reincarnation of the legendary Pendragon and able to wield the power of the mystical weapon, Excalibur! This introductory, half-sized issue #0 continues Mage’s tradition of an “Interlude” short-adventure, bridging the gap between this series and the previous storyline.  It also acts as a perfect jumping-on spot for new readers.

The moment five years in the making is finally here!  The first time Peter Parker and Miles Morales met ended with a question – Who is the Miles Morales of the Marvel Universe?!  Now that the Miles you know and love is with Peter in the Marvel Universe, you’re finally going to get that answer to who the other Miles Morales is!  That’s just the tip of the iceberg as Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli bring you the next heart-stopping adventure for both Peter Parker and Miles Morales in Spider-Men II #1!

Time for the Secret Empire Breakdown!

  • Amazing Spider-Man #30- Otto Octavius is back, but he’s not returning to his old ways… No, this time, he’s The Superior Octopus, and he’s allied himself with Steve Rogers and Hydra!
  • Deadpool #33- It’s not easy living under a Hydra government.  Especially when you accidentally sided with them.  Yeah – Deadpool messed up pretty badly this time
  • Secret Warriors #4- With Hydra breathing down their necks, the team is tearing itself apart, and the clock is ticking on their plans.  First Quake must be ready to lead the Secret Warriors into a confrontation with her father, the Hydra commander, Mister Hyde
  • Uncanny Avengers #25- Manhattan is under siege!  In order to survive this endless night, the Avengers must face darkness without and darkness within!
  • X-Men Blue #7- How will our intrepid heroes react to this new world order?  Will Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Angel, Iceman and Beast be overwhelmed by Hydra?

Now the Spotlight of the Week!

The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans.  Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?!  Will Hawkman’s warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss?  The great comics event of summer 2017 is on its way, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!  Dark Days The Casting #1 is the prelude you don’t wanna miss!

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Holy Star Spangled Banner, Bruce, it’s A GERRY DUGGAN Signing and the Monday Update for Wednesday 7/5/2017!

The Joker’s Child will be closed Tuesday, July 4th for Independence day. We will we open for new comics on Wednesday at 12:00 pm as usual.

We are proud to announce that Marvel Comics writer Gerry Duggan will be making a special appearance at our store this Wednesday night July 5th from 4-8 pm!! 

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Continuing the ocean-shattering events of DC’s Aquaman #25, the League confronts Mera, who is desperate, reckless and emotionally exhausted by what’s happened to Arthur Curry.  When she shows Arthur’s teammates exactly how powerful she is she does not hold back!  “Underworld” continues in Justice League #24!
Mankind is dead!  The world as we know it is gone!  Welcome to the Planet Anomaly, where all life takes the form of soulless cybernetic hybrids.  One spark of humanity remains deep within Cyborg’s robotic husk, and it’s the world’s only hope for restoration! “Singularity Aftermath” begins in Cyborg #14!
Nightwing is trapped on a submarine, and in order to escape he must defeat the most lethal villains in the DCU led by Tiger Shark!  If he can’t escape, Blockbuster will get what he wants: all of his criminal competition at the bottom of the sea, along with Nightwing!  Dick must fight for his life in Nightwing #24!

Located along the sleepy coastal town of La Jolla, California, Diablo House lets you make your dreams come true – if you dare!  Surf-bum and Diablo House host, Riley, takes us into his home and shares the stories of the people who let their desire come at the cost of all else.  Diablo House #1 from IDW is inspired by the classic horror comics of the past!

Comic legends Klaus Janson and Pablo Raimondi proudly present Sacred Creatures #1, their first-ever creator-owned series, with a monster-sized first issue from Image Comics!  When the supernatural forces maintaining the fragile balance of power in this world start to unravel, Josh Miller, a young college grad and expectant father, is caught in the middle of a vast conspiracy threatening to tear apart the foundations of humanity as we know it! As myth and reality collide, Josh finds himself on the frontline of a battle against an enemy dating back to the beginning of time itself!

Ash found out the hard way that major corporations frown upon the dismemberment of Deadites on company property.  Go figure!  A change in career won’t stop him from being The Chosen One!  Writers Chad Bowers & Chris Sims , and artist Mauro Vargas , put Ash Williams exactly where we need him…in the public school system!  Don’t miss Ash Vs. The Army of Darkness #1 from Dynamite Entertainment!
Also from Dynamite is Green Hornet ’66 Meets The Spirit #1!  On police records a wanted criminal, The Green Hornet is really Britt Reid, owner/publisher of The Daily Sentinel.  Reid and Kato have traveled to Central City to participate in the futuristic World’s Fair, to get the skinny on the “Newspaper of Tomorrow,” a device capable of predicting headlines before events happen!  Isn’t that a dangerous power for the press to wield… and say, who’s that blue-suited skulker in the shadows?

Everything’s going perfectly for Peter Parker …he’s got some time off and landed tickets to the hottest Broadway show in town which means there’s another shoe ready to drop somewhere! Join everyone’s favorite web-slinger in an all-new story against his classic foe The Crime Master!  Also included in the MARVEL’S Spider-Man Master Plan One-Shot is a special reprinting of Amazing Spider-Man #2, featuring the first appearance of The Vulture!

It’s time for the Secret Empire Breakdown!

• Avengers #9-  The most loved Avenger of all has now shown his true colors – and the Avengers will have to put their allegiance to Steve Rogers aside and fight the good fight!  For one Avenger, that fight is very far away indeed!  Trapped in a nameless land, a timeless time, can Thor find her way back to the here and now in order to return to the struggle?
• Champions #10-  The Champions are put to the ultimate test.  This is no small-town problem they’re facing – it’s up to them to help right an entire world turned upside down!
• Secret Empire Brave New World #3- Estranged from the planet he’s bound to protect, Kevin Conner, A.K.A. Starbrand wrestles with the weight of his destiny.  Meanwhile on Earth, the citizens of New York City find themselves trapped and a traitor in Atlantis could bring an end to Namor’s truce with Hydra!
•X-Men Gold #7- When Manhattan is besieged, the X-Men open their doors and repurpose their school as a safe haven for any human or mutant in need of sanctuary.  Little do they know that one of the humans they’ve welcomed is the all-new X-Cutioner, and he’s about to make the Xavier Institute the last place mutants want to be!

Now the Spotlight of the Week!

Remember the time Deadpool went a little too crazy and killed the entire Marvel Universe?  Well, this isn’t that.  This is a different time!  Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Dalibor Talajic (A.K.A. the creators behind Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe) have reunited for another tale of Deadpool taking out all of your faves in the most horrific ways possible!  It’s gonna hurt him more than it hurts you…and you’re gonna love it! Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again #1 is your new favorite book….again!

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It’s time to grab the sunblock and head to the Store! It’s the Monday Update for Wednesday 6/28/2017!

We are proud to announce that Marvel Comics writer Gerry Duggan will be making a special appearance at our store Wednesday night July 5th from 4-8 pm!! Check next week for more info or follow us on Facebook.

The Joker’s Child will be closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday July 2nd, 3rd, 4th for the holiday next week. We will we open for new comics on Wednesday at 12:00 pm

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After a chance meeting with billionaire Bruce Wayne, Elmer Fudd’s obsession quickly escalates into stalking Batman through the dark alleys and high-class social settings of Gotham City!  Welcome to Bat Season!  Batman Elmer Fudd #1 includes a bonus Looney Tunes backup story featuring DC characters written by Tom King and artwork by Byron Vaughns!
When miner Yosemite Sam strikes it rich, word gets out as everyone comes gunning for his wealth!  To protect himself and his new riches, he hires bounty hunter Jonah Hex, but the man protecting him may be his worst nightmare!  Don’t miss all the gunslinging fun in Jonah Hex Yosemite Sam #1!
Writer Greg Rucka weaves together the threads of “The Lies,” “Year One,” “The Truth,” and “Godwatch”-every story in Wonder Woman since the start of the DC Universe Rebirth era-in this extra-sized anniversary issue of Wonder Woman #25!
When Eobard Thawne murdered Barry Allen’s mother, he killed a piece of The Flash’s past.  Now, Reverse-Flash is back to kill Barry’s future!  The Flash’s biggest storyline yet begins as he is pushed to his limits ,and his secrets are laid bare , in a chase through time itself!  “Running Scared” begins in Flash #25!

Marcus King: modern-day Robin Hood or terrorist?  Maybe both?  When Marcus comes face to face with an adversary who knows all of his carefully buried truths, he’s forced to become the man he has always pretended to be.  Punch a small army of dudes! Blow up stuff! Lots of stuff!  Dark Horse Comics new series Bankshot #1 is written by Eisner Nominee Alex de Campi!

When the mysterious Mr. Boddy turns up dead at his own dinner party, everyone’s a suspect!  Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum-all the familiar faces from the famous board game are back, with a couple of  new twists.  Will Boddy’s Body be the last to fall, or is it just the beginning?  Follow the clues and solve the mystery in IDW’s Clue #1!
Robert E. Howard’s legendary barbarian king returns in Kull Eternal #1!  The evil Serpent Men have attempted to infiltrate and enslave mankind from the time of the very first humans… only to be defeated at every turn by the Elder Race’s ultimate warrior… Kull of Atlantis!

The whole Marvel universe thought they were safe!  They thought they could handle anything that was thrown against them!  The united heroes of the MU never reckoned on the dreaded power that Steve Rogers would unleash!  The Secret Empire will amaze you in Secret Empire #5!

It’s time for the Secret Empire Breakdown!
•Occupy Avengers #8- With Hawkeye pulled into the fray of Secret Empire, the rest of the team finds themselves without a leader on their most important mission to date, forcing Tilda to take charge.
•Mighty Captain Marvel #6- Captain Marvel and her crew are up against the ropes as the full force of the Chitauri fleet bears down on Alpha Flight Space Station.  Can Carol find a way to inspire her ranks – including the battalion of young cadets – to rise to the challenge of protecting the planet?
•Amazing Spider-Man #29- As revealed in ASM #25, Otto Octavius is back as The Superior Octopus!  Ock has a mission to take down the company that he helped create: Parker Industries!  Does Spider-Man stand a chance?
•All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1- The Chitauri invasion has arrived, and Captain Marvel and Earth’s heroes are outnumbered.  Now it’s up to the Guardians of the Galaxy to find reinforcements!  There may be a weapon that could turn the tide of the battle, but in order to obtain it, the Guardians will have to rely on the help of the last alien Star-Lord ever wanted to see again…Yondu Udonta!

Star Wars Droids #1 Contains three stories featuring everyone’s favorite droids!  What adventures did the probe droids in The Phantom Menace get into when Darth Maul wasn’t looking?  Luke’s got a mission for R2-D2, but can the astromech complete it in time?  All BB-8 wants is to help…two Resistance soldiers fall in love!

Now the Spotlight of the Week!

Edge of Venomverse #1 from Marvel sets up the epic Venom event of 2017!  Each issue introduces another major Venomized character that will feed into Venomverse itself!  This issue, the young mutant clone designated X-23 collides with a cryogenic tube containing a strange alien symbiote during her frenzied escape from The Facility.  Bonding with the alien enhances her already considerable abilities, and aids in her escape, but it begins to alter her mind!  On the run from the very people that made her, can X-23 hold it together or is she doomed to give in to Venom?

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Dads Or Grads? There’s Only One Choice, it’s the Monday Update for Wednesday 6/21/2017!

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Wile E. Coyote travels to the far reaches of space to hire Lobo to hunt down and kill his greatest nemesis of all time, the Road Runner.  When the Coyote and Lobo are after him, the Road Runner knows if they catch him he’s through.  The bonus Looney Tunes backup story in Lobo Road Runner Special #1 features DC characters with story and art by Bill Morrison!
Not since the twelve labors of Hercules has a Greek warrior faced as great a danger and as destructive a peril as the Tasmanian Devil!  Watch the Princess of Themyscira battle the Devilish Marsupial in Wonder Woman Tasmanian Devil Special #1!  The bonus Looney Tunes backup story is written by Tony Bedard with art by Ben Caldwell!
Hessia and her valiant band of Amazon warriors fight for control of the Black Sword that will, if seized by the Jotuns, bring about Ragnarok.  The Jotuns are joined by the new and more deadly Amazon-Jotun hybrids who may be more powerful than everyone.  Amazons and Valkyries battle side by side and to the death with the dramatic conclusion of Odyssey of the Amazons #6!
In his own words, Bruce Wayne narrates a harrowing, never-before-told story of the Dark Knight’s greatest failure…and the horrors it unleashed!  In the spirit of Year One and The Long Halloween, prepare to see a side of Batman you’ve never seen before!  Get in on the ground floor of a classic Batman epic in the making! “The War of Jokes and Riddles” begins in Batman #25!  Don’t miss this and other extra-sized anniversary issues including Aquaman #25, Green Arrow #25, Green Lantern #25, and Superman #25!

After being betrayed by the bears that raised him, the legendary Shirtless Bear-Fighter wanders the forest he’s sworn to protect, fistfighting bears, eating flapjacks, and being the angriest man the world has ever known!  When wild-eyed, super-strong bears attack the citizens of Major City, Shirtless ventures into the human world to do what he does best…punch those bears in the face!  A heart-filled, hilarious, tall tale for the ages…Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1 is an Image book you have to pick up!

The web-slinging, wall-crawling wonder returns to New York City in Marvel’s all-new Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #1!  A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple.  Featuring adversaries old and new, be there as Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood for his never ending battle against crime and the dreaded “Parker Luck”.
For years, the Weapon X Program has engineered the deadliest mutant killers on planet Earth, until they mysteriously vanished.  Now, the Weapon X program is back, and it’s deadlier than ever, and it isn’t to use mutants for their lethal ends.  Under the leadership of its mysterious new director, Weapon X has a new mission – eradicate all mutants!  They’re starting their hunt with the most dangerous group of mutants on planet Earth – Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Domino, Lady Deathstrike, Warpath and…the Hulk?!  With an army of genetic cyborgs at their disposal, Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1 is just the beginning…

Time for the Secret Empire Breakdown!
• US Avengers #7- The U.S.Avengers have been broken, but now it’s time to fight back!  In exile…believed dead…surrounded by Hydra forces… Squirrel Girl and Enigma get a much-needed assist …from Guillotine and the Champions of Europe!
• Secret Empire Underground #1- From a hidden base in the Rocky Mountains a coallition of heroes have staged a resistance against Hydra and their former friend, Steve Rogers.  Up until now, their successes have been few, but they may have discovered a way to end the long national nightmare.  The only catch?  They’ve got to brave the dangers of the Savage Land!
• Secret Empire Brave New World #2-  Living in the Hydra Nation doesn’t have to be all bad, especially if you can get with the program.  Even in times of peace, some folks help but fight for what’s right.  Featuring The Invaders, Hydra Bob and introducing the all-new Patriot!!
•Doctor Strange #22- With the incredible current events in NYC, Strange must ally himself with some unsavory people.  No, Spider-Woman isn’t unsavory, though the Doctor is allying with her. It’s Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. the Kingpin.
•Captain America Steve Rogers #18- As Steve Rogers enacts his grand vision for a new Hydra world order, he is forced to confront an old friend.  Will Namor, the Sub-Mariner, prove to be ally or deadly enemy?

Is there a little bit of Star Wars missing from your life?  Then you need the Star Wars Poe Dameron Annual #1!  Poe Dameron has never been one to follow the rules.  When he disobeys a direct order from General Leia Organa, Poe gets stranded in First Order space…with no ship and little oxygen…how will he survive?

Now the Spotlight of the Week!

Fan-favorite creators Gail Simone and Cat Staggs make their stunning Image debut with this mind-bending new ongoing series!  A slick and ruthless Chicago hitman.  A smart but downtrodden Seattle housewife.  When an inexplicable event strikes these two random strangers, their bodies, souls, and lives are switched to potentially deadly effect.  Crosswind #1 is Freaky Friday meets Goodfellas!

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The True Crimefighter Always Carries Everything He Needs in His Utility Belt, it’s the Monday Update for Wednesday 6/14/2017!

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DC’s Legion of Super-Heroes always thought they had taken their inspiration from the 21st Century’s Superboy.  When they try to bring that hero into their future time, the team discovers to their surprise , the caped champion isn’t who-or even what-they expected! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters with story and art by Juan Ortiz!  Things are getting Looney with Legion of Super Heroes Bugs Bunny #1!
Martian Manhunter tries to halt Marvin the Martian’s determination for world domination.  J’onn is conflicted with his own Martian identity as he attempts to stop the hapless, determined ,Marvin from blowing Earth to bits in order to gain a clear view of Venus.  Martian warfare begins in Martian Manhunter Marvin the Martian #1!
Superman races to save the Suicide Squad from General Zod, Cyborg Superman and Eradicator.  Can the Man of Steel escape the Black Vault and stop the carnage before Harley, Deadshot and the rest of Task Force X are forced to make a final stand?  “Revenge” continues in Action Comics #981!
While fighting the forces of the malevolent super-science outfit known as Skull, the League discovers a secret valley deep in the Russian Tundra, home to Makson, a lone human male raised by fantastic creatures.  Learning his true identity, the JLA endeavors to reunite Makson with mankind, his family, and his birthright.  Not everyone wants the mysterious savage to come home.  “The Man from Monster Valley” begins in Justice League of America #8!

Ripped directly from the world of Image’s Bitch Planet, a crack team of creators spin three teeth-clenching tales of rage, revolution, and ridicule in Bitch Planet Triple Feature #1!  Plus: Essays, letter column, and more!  100% Grade A satire.  Accept no substitutes!
Athens lost the war to Crete.  Now, they pay tribute to King Minos by sacrificing their best citizens to his unearthly labyrinth.  Conspirators believe Theseus can be the hero they need to end the mad king’s bloody reign…but no one on this world has ever encountered anything like the savage minotaur! Kill the Minotaur #1 reinvents the most fearsome beast of all with this horrific tale of heroism!
An American family traveling on vacation finds themselves stranded in a small town with a sinister secret.  Horror genius Steve Niles brings us Winnebago Graveyard #1!

Daredevil!  Luke Cage!  Jessica Jones!  Iron Fist!  Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure!  Now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more – they will need to become Defenders!  Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez unite to bring you Defenders #1, the next great super-team, in the tradition of Marvel’s New Avengers!
There is a power that can either save the world or doom it!  Both Steve Rogers and the heroes arrayed against him need this power!  Unfortunately for all of them, the key to possessing this power lies in the hands of the unstoppable Ultron!  It’s exciting times in Secret Empire #4!
Time for the Secret Empire Breakdown!
•Captain America Sam Wilson #23- Drawn back into the fight, Sam Wilson battles to restore sense to a world in chaos!  For Hydra, there isn’t a need for two Captain Americas.
•Deadpool #32- Who’s the guy in Hydra? Deadpool! You’re darned right!  We’re starting to think he might be on the wrong side here.
•Secret Empire United #1- Steve Rogers has finally brought peace to the planet, securing the borders of the land that he loves against any and all threats.  His peace will be maintained-by any means   necessary.  When skirmishes break out on the outskirts of mutant-controlled territory, Hydra’s supreme leader takes matters into his own hands…
•Secret Warriors #3- The team’s quest to unite the Inhumans will bring them into the land of the only people who truly understand the dangers they face: The X-Men!  But, uh, it does not go well… Quake’s leadership forces Ms. Marvel to make some tough choices about what she is willing to do to win this war.  All of this leads to a shocking showdown!
•Uncanny Avengers #24- Tricked by Hydra, trapped in a prison they never anticipated, the Uncanny Avengers have a cunning escape plan…but it might just make things even worse!

Now the Spotlight of the Week!

Darkness comes to the DC Universe with the Mystery of the Forge!  Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse!  It’s an epic that will span generations, but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?
The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion III and illustrated by a master class of comics artists including Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!  You do not want to miss Dark Days: The Forge #1!

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