We Have Demons #1 Featured in This Week’s FOC!

“We Have Demons” is a new series by the creative team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, most notable for their work in “Batman”.

Since the very dawn of man, legends have been told of the conflict between angel and demon-kind. Lam Lyle, a woman of science, dismissed these stories as just that-fiction. But when the loss of a loved one leads to the discovery of a hulking, benevolent demon named Hellvis, Lam realizes that her life is about to undergo a dire new direction. With a newfound partner and awesome powers now at her disposal, our hero suddenly finds herself thrust into a climactic war of good and evil with no less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance . . .

Contact us if you’re interested in preordering a copy, or leave a comment on our FOC post on Facebook. The final order cutoff for preorders is 2/28.


Marvel Releases New X-Men Series

Marvel is set to release a new line of X-Men titles in spring 2022! Spinning out of the events of INFERNO and X LIVES OF WOLVERINE/X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE comes The Second Krakoan Age of X-Men: DESTINY OF X! Mutantkind’s future is reshaped once more, as Krakoa’s greatest triumphs and most crushing challenges still lie ahead.

New titles include Immortal X-Men, Knights of X, Legion of X, X-Men Red, and the relaunch of Marauders. Continuing titles include: X-Men, X Force, Wolverine, and New Mutants.

Contact us to let us know which books you’d like to preorder, final order cutoff (FOC) for the Destiny of X line begins 2/28. Any continuing series already on your pull list don’t need to be added.


Free Marvel Comics this Halloween!

Diamond has cancelled their Halloween ComicFest for 2021, but we’re making do! Marvel’s Halloween Extravaganza will be celebrated on Halloween at New Wave this year, instead. Stop by and celebrate the spookiest day of the year with us!

Wear. your. costume.


Our staff will all be dressed up; today more than ever, you are SO WELCOME to stop by in your costumes – cosplays are a bonus! Costumed customers will receive one of each of Marvel’s Halloween Extravaganza comics with a purchase, non-costumed customers can pick one.

Free comics are while supplies last, so be sure to come in early. And as an extra incentive to dress up (we really love seeing your costumes), $5 store gift cards will be randomly distributed to costumed customers!

Marvel’s picks this Halloween are reintroductions of some of Marvel’s hottest characters in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1, a new Daredevil and Elektra in Daredevil #28, Kate Bishop in Hawkeye #1, and a whole new Star Wars era launching in Star Wars High Republic #1.

Happy Halloween – we’ll see you here!


House of Slaughter #1 by James Tynion IV

Discover the inner workings of the House of Slaughter in this new horror series exploring the secret history of the Order that forged Erica Slaughter into the monster hunter she is today.

You know Aaron Slaughter as Erica’s handler and rival. But before he donned the black mask, Aaron was a teenager training within the House of Slaughter.

Surviving within the school is tough enough, but it gets even more complicated when Aaron falls for a mysterious boy destined to be his competition.

Estimated ship date: 10/27/2021. Reserve your copy today!


Finally! Free Comic Book Day 2021

We’ve got a full house booked for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, August 14th! Talented artists Tom Whalen, Khoi Pham, and Jesse James Baer will be here to chat, autograph your favorite works of theirs, and showcase their skills. And Aftershock will be there – keep an eye out for updates on swag and plans for the festivities! Cosplayers, as always, are welcome.

Jesse James Baer transitioned from independent filmmaker to the creator of the noir-horror Burlap comic series. Come get your favorite issue signed by the writer himself!

Tom Whalen has created his own unique style with his love of design and illustration, working for brands like Marvel, Disney, and even the Beatles; he is also the cover artist for two New Wave store variants, Undiscovered Country, and Gideon Falls!

Khoi Pham is an artist and mentor, with cover art featured by DC, Marvel, and others. Khoi will be bringing some of his most popular prints, and will also be signing his art for two New Wave store variants, Death or Glory and X-O Manowar!

Get your books signed, then send them off for CBCS Authentication grading through New Wave day-of while they’re new!

If you’re on Facebook, RSVP to our event and see which of your friends are going! We’ll see you there.


More Spawns have Spawned

Todd McFarlane prepares us for 2021: the year he expands the Spawn universe, starting with a four-chapter one-shot, finalizing three new monthly titles.

Spawn’s Universe #1 one-shot

Sales for Spawn’s first issue release in 1992 set the record for most copies sold of a creator-owned comic book – and is still the reigning champ.   Get in on the ground floor for the expansion of one of the bestselling and longest-run comics: tell us you want it added to your pull list today!  Spawn Universe #1 is now available in-store.

Following the Spawn Universe one-shot, three new monthly titles are being released: King Spawn (August release), Gunslinger Spawn, and The Scorched.

King Spawn #1 cover A

McFarlane is very excited to the launching new monthly titles for the first time in almost 30 years.  He says, “I’ve waited almost 30 years to be able to get to this moment.  To deliver on ideas, I hope they will grow from this initial seed called SPAWN’S UNIVERSE #1 into a fully formed world populated with hundreds and hundreds of characters in the near future.  The stage will be set with this book, and soon I’ll be launching into new monthly titles for the first time since 1992.  I can’t wait to show comic readers all the crazy ideas in my head as well as opening up the floodgate to so many talented creators that have said they’d like to join me on this journey.”

News Picks & Reviews

Boba Fett is on the Struggle Bus

The Star Wars galaxy universe is coming out with a new six-part series chronicling Boba Fett’s adventures while delivering a frozen (but alive) Han Solo to Jabba the Hut: Star Wars War of the Bounty Hunters. Poor Boba tries to make it a quick delivery, but as with everything involving Hans… it’s not so simple.

Prelude Releases in May

Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha one-shot
Bounty Hunters #12
BONUS – Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha one-shot Director’s cut
Darth Vader #12
Star Wars #13
Doctor Aphra #10

Marvel gets other Star Wars series in on the Bounty Hunter action for those of us that want to really nerd out – and they’re kind enough to provide a handy-dandy checklist of all the tie-ins.

Story by Charles Soule, art by Luke Ross, covers by Steve McNiven

Contact us to add War of the Bounty Hunters to your pull today (starting with the Alpha issue!) and be sure to let us know if you’d like any of the tie-in issues for the full story.


Keanu Reeves goes BRZRKR

Follow the story of a centuries-old immortal demi-god known as ‘B’ in BRZRKR, BOOM! Studios’ newest series written as Keanu Reeves’ first original comic book creation, and co-written with bestselling author Matt Kindt.

BRZRKR, cursed and compelled to violence, has been wandering the world for centuries. The story picks up in modern day, when he’s made an agreement with the US Government: do the jobs too dangerous and violent for anyone else, and in return, they’ll give him the truth about his existence.

The first of the twelve-part series will be released on February 24, 2021. You can reserve your copy or by contacting us to pre-order or add the series to your pull list!

Visit our online store to purchase copies of available variants.


How to Get in on Bad Idea?

Bad Idea is an unruly and experimental new comic book publisher who selected just 150 comic book shops to carry their first wave of comics, and New Wave is one of them! But what’s the deal with Bad Idea? Well, here’s everything you need to know:

  • Their comics feature world-class creators including Matt Kindt, Robert Venditti, Doug Braithwaite, and Juan Jose Ryp just to name a few
  • Every comic will come with extra-long page counts, deluxe matte laminate covers, and heavy-duty interior paper stock
  • All issues just $3.99
  • No variants, no trades, no digital releases
  • No more than 2 issues released per month
  • 1 Copy per customer
  • It all starts with ENIAC #1, this March!

We are excited to help bring these great stories to you through a publisher whose ideas we truly believe in. If you want to sign up for any and all Bad Idea comics simply go to, click pre-order, select United States, Pennsylvania, and New Wave Collectibles, and then chose which series you want pulled for you. Already do all that in the pre-pandemic days? Do so again just to be sure. Let us know by January 14 to reserve your copy of ENIAC #1! Below is the full release schedule for wave one of Bad Idea comics:

MARCH 2021

ENIAC #1 (of 4)
Matt Kindt (writer) ** Doug Braithwaite (art) ** Diego Rodriguez (colors) ** Lewis LaRosa with Laura Martin (cover)

APRIL 2021

TANKERS #1 (of 3)
Robert Venditti (writer) ** Juan Jose Ryp (art/cover) ** Jordie Bellaire (colors)

MAY 2021

Matt Kindt (writer) ** Adam Pollina (art/cover) ** Matt Hollingsworth (colors)

JULY 2021

THE LOT #1 (of 4)
Marguerite Bennett (writer) ** Renato Guedes (art/colors/cover)

JULY 2021

Zeb Wells (writer) ** David Lafuente (art/cover) ** Ulises Arreola (colors)


What are you reading?

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).