July Sales for DC, Marvel & Image garner nearly 80% of the Market! Celebrate!

With July sales figures in, we see an incredible month for the big two followed by a solid showing for Image Comics taking a little under 10% of the market. To celebrate this astonishing capture of the market, we are offering 25% all independent comics for the month of September?!?!?!

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For the month of July, only TWO non-DC/Marvel/Image books cracked the top 100 in sales and one of them featured Batman (Archie Meets Batman ’66 #1)! The other book was Elvira Mistress of Dark #1 (can’t imagine how that happened) from Dynamite Entertainment.

That’s right, we are going to celebrate the OTHER publishers that continue to hang in there and put out new material that often gets overlooked. For the month of September, any new and old release (wall books and CGC comics are NOT included) will be 25% off! Yes, that includes stuff in the white boxes! (sorry, trades are not part of the deal).

There’s Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, BOOM!, Black Mask, Dynamite, Archie, Titan & all the other independent titles that fly under the radar on a weekly basis to choose from. Why are we NOT including Image Comics? Image does just fine and doubles the sales/units of any other independent publisher. Robert Kirkman does not need our help to sell books, that’s why they are not on the list.

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What is included is anything that is on your pull list from the above-mentioned publishers and/or that you put on your pull list and receive in September. We will also give you 25% off any independent back issue, special order(s) that we do for you, regardless of when it comes in from Diamond (let’s see how Turtle handle this one, his head is going to explode).

 

Did you ever want to try a Valiant book like Bloodshot or Faith! Now’s the time. What about Black Badge from BOOM!? (Oh, you want to read this, it’s AWESOME & is in stock!) Dig in! How about James Bond Origin #1, which comes out this Wednesday? 25% off! Why not dig into some back issues of Breathless from Black Mask or Pestilence from After Shock. How about something from Old England, like Doctor Who? We carry a full line of that weird, English stuff. Want to relive your childhood, how about Mighty Morphin Power Rangers?

  

We will turn our Staff Picks end cap into an independent book section so you can see what we are reading from the fine independent publishers. I think Turtle’s picks will all be from Black Mask 🙂 Make Mine Independent!

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5-Year Anniversary Wrap-up!

Thank you, thank  you, thank you! Seriously, THANK YOU! Still humbled and still flattered by all the support everyone has displayed not only during our anniversary celebration, but for the 5 years leading up to it (and after, now that it’s been a couple weeks!) I wish I could have taken more pictures, but with it being so busy I didn’t get a chance to get everyone’s picture. Here are some pics of the event; friends, creators and the DJ (including his servant). If you have some, please sent them to me and I’ll get them on the page.

I promise I’ll take more pictures next event.

     

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5 Year Customer Appreciation Event !

Hello Everyone!

On August 11th, we are celebrating YOU, our wonderful friends of the shop for allowing us to be in business for 5 years! We are having an all-day celebration/customer appreciation event with free food (11am-1pm, ice cream & hot dogs!), free raffle, giveaways, a DJ (11am-1pm), store-wide sale & more! See below for pictures from our 5 years in business. It’s really cool to see some of the older pictures of customers that still come to the shop! If we don’t have a picture of you we will get one Saturday!

Two of our store staples, Khoi Pham & Tom Whalen, will be at the shop CONTINUING their awesome, much appreciated support of the store.
   
We’re welcoming new creators to the shop; Dave Perillo, Dean Kotz, James Dracoules, Christopher March (Imperium Comics) & Rob Ciampa! See below for bios.
Finally, the dynamic DJ Miro will be at the shop from 11am-1pm to kick off the event!

Dave Perillo was born in 1974, the same year Wham-O introduced the Slip N’ Slide…coincidence? In 1st grade, Dave revealed in his autobiography “Me Book”, that when he grew up he would like to be Ziggy. This ambition was deflated by 2nd grade when he realized that A) Ziggy is not real, B) Ziggy is completely bald, and C) Ziggy wears no pants. While the thought of going throughout life sans pants was somewhat appealing he decided to pursue his second choice, a career in art. Dave draws inspiration for his work from many of the following sources: 1950’s Sci-Fi Movies, Charles Schultz, Jim Flora, Ray Harryhausen, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Henson, Hanna Barbera, The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock & Character Advertising Icons. Dave currently resides in the burbs of Philly, works as an illustrator, believes that bowling is the sport of kings and a bag of Swedish Fish is a seafood dinner.

Dean Kotz is a comic book artist, illustrator, and concept artist. Some of the many comic titles he’s drawn includeDungeons and Dragons (IDW), The Red Panda (IDW), Charmed (Zenescope), Poe (Boom!), Trailer Park of Terror(Imperium), and Krampus!, a series he co-created for Image Comics. He also does illustration work for many rpg and tabletop games. Dean lives in Brooklyn and is currently working on an original sci-fi graphic novel for Insight Comics.

James Dracoules and Christopher March are the co-creators of the independent horror anthology Trailer Park of Terror, published by Reading, PA based Imperium Comics.  In addition to shepherding 14 issues and 2 Halloween specials of the comic, they also served as Executive Producers of the Trailer Park of Terror film.

Rob Ciampa: I am an illustrator/designer living in Bucks County, PA.  I work in a variety of styles and mediums, both traditional and electronic, but my favorites are pencils, pen and ink.  I have been fortunate to be able to use my talents to help promote the township and local businesses of Perkasie, where I live.  I am also a self professed car nut and have created many privately commissioned pieces for classic car owners.  My dream is to create a graphic novel or comic series about moon dragons, a creature my daughter and I made up years ago.

Jimmy “DJ Miro” Mirynowski hails from the suburbs of Philadelphia.  At a young age Miro took interest in music production and mixing, and officially started his DJ career in 2005.  Since then he has created his own mobile DJ company, performing at events such as weddings, parties, and corporate events as well as DJing for various charities including The Make-A-Wish Foundation.  He uses one word to define himself as a DJ, which is contrast.  Blending every type of music to create a musical experience for every audience.

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Local Comic Shop Day 2016

lcsd-2016Celebrate Local Comic Shop Day at New Wave Comics!

Blockbuster movies, the most popular TV shows, powerhouse characters known the world over. All have one thing in common: They were born in comic books & made popular through the work of artists, writers & a dedicated group of fiercely independent small business owners. On Saturday, November 19, it’s time to shine the spotlight on comic book retailers, the fire-starters of pop culture, & on our awesome customers… it’s time to celebrate Local Comic Shop Day!

New Wave Comics is among the select group of comic shops making available unique & limited editions of the hottest new releases to exclusive hardcover versions of popular collections. In addition, we’ll be offering 15-25% off almost everything in the store!  Local Comic Shop Day products include:

LCSD 2016 DOLLFACE PRINT
LCSD 2016 DOLLFACE #1
LCSD 2016 ROUGH RIDERS NATION #1
LCSD 2016 ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES ONE SHOT
LCSD 2016 BLACK HOOD SEASON 2 #1
LCSD 2016 GODKILLER SECRET ITEM
LCSD 2016 GODKILLER DELUXE HC
LCSD 2016 THE FOREVERS SECRET ITEM
LCSD 2016 KIM AND KIM #1
LCSD 2016 DISCIPLES HC VOL 01
LCSD 2016 KLAUS HC LOCAL COMIC SHOP EXC
LCSD 2016 WWE LTD ED BUNDLE
LCSD 2016 SERENITY NO POWER IN THE VERSE #1 (OF 6) EXC VAR
LCSD 2016 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS KILLER FROST STATUE
LCSD 2016 DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION HC
LCSD 2016 LOST IN SPACE ANTIMATTER B9 VINIMATE (C: 0-1-2)
LCSD 2016 TRANSFORMERS REVOLUTION #1
LCSD 2016 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA HC VOL 01 EXC
LCSD 2016 LYING CAT STATUE EXC
LCSD 2016 NOW CHAMPIONS #1 NEAL ADAMS VAR
LCSD 2016 DOCTOR STRANGE OATH EXCLUSIVE HC
LCSD 2016 THE TICK (ONE SHOT)
LCSD 2016 RICK & MORTY #0 TREASURY ED (C: 1-0-0)
LCSD 2016 INVADER ZIM #0
LCSD 2016 WARHAMMER 40000 WILL OF IRON #1 (OF 4)
LCSD 2016 HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 SEGOVIA VAR
LCSD 2016 BLOODSHOT USA #1 (OF 4) FUSO VAR

Make sure to visit New Wave Comics on Saturday, November 19, 11am-6pm! Learn more about Local Comic Shop Day here.

About Local Comic Shop Day: Local Comic Shop Day™ is a new event conceived & implemented by ComicsPRO comic book specialty retailers to call attention to locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their unique & vital role in pop culture.

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Limited & original art for the Orlando Fundraiser!

Here’s a preview of items that will be available for auction & raffle at Saturday’s Orlando Fundraiser (last updated 8/20 @ 8:45am):

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Raphael by Katie Muscatello

 

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Batman Superman sketch cover by Khoi Pham

 

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Deathlok w/ cover by Tom Whalen CBCS 9.8

 

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Oversized limited edition cover art book in slip case

Top: Spider-Man by Tom Whalen Bottom: Spider-Man by Dasch Whalen

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Top: Deadpool by Tom Whalen Bottom: Deadpool by Dasch Whalen

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Top: Iron man by Tom Whalen Bottom: Iron man by Dasch Whalen

 

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Top: Batman by Tom Whalen Bottom: Batman by Dasch Whalen

 

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Top: Juggernaut by Tom Whalen Bottom: Juggernaut by Dasch Whalen

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Top: Doctor Octopus by Tom Whalen Bottom: Doctor Octopus by Daschel Whalen

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Top: Daredevil by Tom Whalen Bottom: Daredevil by Daschel Whalen

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Top: Flash by Tom Whalen Bottom: Flash by Daschel Whalen

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Top: Captain America by Tom Whalen Bottom: Captain America by Daschel Whalen

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Top: Electro by Tom Whalen Bottom: Electro by Daschel Whalen

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DC Comics Covergirls Supergirl statue

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Jae Lee Batman Black & White statue

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Eldritch Moon Game Day

EN_MTGEMN_LRJoin us for the Eldritch Moon Game Day!

  • Everyone who enters gets a special foil promotional card for signing up (while supplies last)
  • Top 8 wins exclusive full-art promo cards
  • Top winner receive a rare exclusive playmat for their victory

Game Day will take place on Saturday, August 13 at 11:30AM. Cost is $5 & registration is recommended. Stop by the shop or email info@newwavecomics.net.

>> Read about the Standard Format deck construction rules here

>> Read more about Eldritch Moon here.

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Orlando Fundraiser

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Update 8/18: Click here to see some of the items that will be available on Saturday.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 20, 11am-6pm: we’ll be hosting a fundraiser to benefit those impacted by the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting.

Comic book artists, Khoi Pham & Tom Whalen will be in the shop drawing & selling their art, all proceeds from which will be donated!  We’ll be holding raffles for comic books, trade paperbacks, toys, & other products, & auctioning off CGC books, original art, statues, & more — again, all proceeds from these activities will be donated.  Additionally, 10% of ALL register sales for the day will be donated!

This fundraiser will benefit Equality Florida Action’s Orlando’s Victim Fund.  Learn more about the fund by clicking here.

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