I waited on the trade for Something is Killing the Children and I’m glad I did. This books is a slow-burn, horror comic written by James Tynion III with art by Werther Dell’Edera. What’s it about? A bunch of children have been disappearing in a small town and a lone survivor is left to hold the weight of the town’s fear and anger. He needs a supporter in and comes when we are introduced to Erica Slaughter, a mysterious young lady that drifts into town and says she knows ‘what’ is taking the disappearing children and that she can stop it. She’s a monster killer and part of an organization that appears to handle these types of situations. The story is great and the art is solid. If you want to check out the first issue, they are reprinting it for Local Comic Shop Day, so let us know and we can order you up a copy (release: 11/18). We also carry the trade paperback if you want to jump in and read the first 5 issues! (I found this the best way as each issue had me wanting to what happens next).
We are excited to announce a New Wave Comics & Collectibles exclusive variant cover from artist Khoi Pham for the upcoming X-O Manowar #1 from Valiant Entertainment!
Written by Dennis Hopeless with art by Emilio Laiso, X-O Manowar #1 releases 3/25 and cover artist Khoi Pham will be in the store to sign copies (stay tuned for times)! This first issue is the perfect jumping on point for the Valiant Universe.
We offer a few different options:
– Trade dress cover, $7.99, limited to only 600 copies
– Trade dress, $7.99 autographed by Khoi Pham!
– Virgin cover & Trade Dress cover set, both covers for $17.99, limited to just 200 copies
– Virgin cover & trade dress set, both for $17.99, both copies signed by Khoi Pham!
– Trade dress, CBCS 9.8 authenticated copy $55 (yellow label)
– Virgin copy, CBCS 9.8 authenticated copy $85 (yellow label)
Get your signed copy authenticated and graded by CBCS for an additional $34 (no guarantee on grades). This will be handled at the event.
If you cannot make the event on 3/25, but attend the shop, there is no need to order off our site, just comment on our Facebook or Instagram posts about the cover and we will reserve a copy for you. Be sure to let us know if you would like your copy signed and/or graded for CBCS as well. Copies can also be ordered on our website for those not in the area.
Local Comic Shop Day has been going on for 4 years & is an event not just to offer awesome, limited comics, but a chance to get people into the store so they can take advantage of a sale, ask questions about creating/maintaining a pull list, talking to other like-minded people, asking about cool books, etc. This will be an all-day event (11am-6pm), with a store-wide sale.
What issues will be available? Click on this link to see pics of all the books. If you are interested in Absolute Carnage, Walking Dead: The Alien, and Killadelphia, we have ordered larger numbers of these books, so let us know if you want a copy. We will have all the other books listed below at the start of the day.
LCSD 2019 THE WALKING DEAD: THE ALIEN
LCSD 2019 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #5 (OF 5) VIRGIN VARIANT – 600 copies
LCSD 2019 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #5 (OF 5) LCSD ARTIST VARIANT
LCSD 2019 DCEASED HC – JOKER COVER – 1400 copies
LCSD 2019 DOCTOR WHO 13TH HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1
LCSD 2019 DOCTOR WHO 13TH HOLIDAY SPECIAL #2
LCSD 2019 HAZEL & CHA CHA SAVE CHRISTMAS (UMBRELLA ACADEMY)
LCSD 2019 OVER THE ROPES #1 (OF 5)
LCSD 2019 KILLADELPHIA #1
LCSD 2019 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1 – 600 copies
LCSD 2019 NEW MUTANTS #1 ARTIST VARIANT – 1000 copies
LCSD 2019 CROW HARK THE HERALD #1 SEELEY COVER
LCSD 2019 CATALYST PRIME SEVEN DAYS #1 (OF 7) – 1000 copies
LCSD 2019 THESE SAVAGE SHORES TP VOL 01 GOLD EDITION
LCSD 2019 SUPER DINOSAUR #1 SPECIAL EDITION
What’s going on for HCF 2019? How about free comics, free popcorn, huge store-wide sale and tons of FUN!
If you come dressed up you will have the option to get more free comics than the people that don’t dress up, so let’s see your costume! We’ll be randomly handing people gift certificates for cool, creative costumes.
We are happy to introduce a Tom Whalen cover to Undiscovered Country #1 (written by Scott Snyder & Charles Soule)! Not only is it a cover, it’s a wrap-around cover!
Undiscovered Country #1 is scheduled to release on 11/6 and we will have a signing of the book that day from 5pm-7pm. Tom will be in store to sign copies of the book and you have the option to get them slabbed if you want (We are a witness, so anybody that wants to get the copy graded will also get a yellow label from CBCS).
Did you pre-order a copy of #1 (regular or Jock cover)? If so, you can get this cover for a discounted price of $15.99 (regular price is $17.99)! Whether you did or didn’t pre-order a copy, you can reserve as many copies as you would like.
If you didn’t get in on our Facebook offering, feel free to buy a copy off of our website (cheaper than eBay) and we can hold the book for you if you want to attend the event. Let us know so we can refund your shipping (put it in the notes section when you check out that you will be attending the event). OR if you cannot attend the event you can buy a copy, we can get it signed and mail it out to you. Just buy the autographed edition from our store and we’ll mail it out to you.
This book is already sold out at the distributor level, so order a copy now!
It’s the 1st Saturday of May again and that means Free Comic Book Day (FCBD)! Join us for the May 4th celebration from 11am to 6pm and grab some free comic books!
Check out the free comics that will be available! We can only guarantee that all of these will be available when the doors open, but probably not much longer after that.
In addition to getting some free comic books, meet super-star artists!
In attendance will be:
All 3 artist will be bringing cool artwork for you to buy!
What more could we possibly be doing for FCBD 2019?
- We’ll have a store-wide sale.
- Discounted comic lots.
- Free popcorn from Great American Popcorn Works!
- and more!
Join us for the fun and get free stuff!
Top Ten Favorite Artists! I’ll be creating 10 posts to help me narrow down my favorite artists because I always find myself saying, ‘oh, they’re in my top 10!’ I’ve said this for at least 30 artists over the past year.
Not for the faint of heart.
Tim Vigil. The definition of under-rated, which is attributed to the subject matter. Tim’s work on Faust got him acclaim in the underground market, but also type-cast him as drawing demonic, hyper-sexual content. Obviously, this tends to keep you off of DC & Marvel’s radar.
His artwork is best viewed in black and white, just check out the image below. Gothic Nights is his magnum opus, just a beautiful, highly detailed piece of art that spans over two issues.
If you’re feeling peckish for some highly detailed artwork with stories that tap into the bowels of hell, this is for you.
Our third annual Free Comic Book Day was a success. THANK YOU to our awesome customers, the wonderful supporters, & talented creators who came out to celebrate the very best day of the year. Big ups to:
- Tom Whalen & Daschel Whalen
- Chris & his Nightmare Moon cosplay
- Lukas the Stormtrooper
- Jerry Turtle & Liam
- Zenescope Entertainment
- The Great American Popcorn Works
- Volunteers Jacob, Sam, Sean, Jason, & Maddie
And, a special shout out to The Preston & Steve Show on 93.3 WMMR, who totally nerded out on the air in honor of #FCBD & even threw in some love for New Wave — you guys ROCK! Listen in at 1:59:30, click here
You can still pick up a signed & numbered EXCLUSIVE New Wave Comics FCBD print by Tom Whalen in the shop or online: Color 1, Color 2
Check out a photo album form the event by clicking here.
Woo hoo, our first store variant is here! Pick up your copy of New Wave’s 4 Kids Walk into a Bank #1 variant at the shop for only $10 on Wednesday, April 27. All store variants in the series are in swipes of heist movie posters; New Wave’s is a nod to the classic, Snatch. Quantities are limited to 250, so don’t delay!
We will be closing at 6pm today, Saturday, February 13. See ya at the shop ’til then!