DC Discussion Group on 12/14

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New Wave Comics regular and DC superfan, Chris McCoy, is forming a DC discussion group, which will meet monthly at the shop. The first group will meet at 3pm on Saturday, December 14.

On the docket for discussion includes, Twilight of the Superheroes, New 52 and crossovers.  To learn about Twilight of the Superheroes, Alan Moore’s unpublished proposal, click here.

Questions?  Contact us at (610) 222-9200 or


Batman & Brews

nw_batman black mirror_871Join us for a discussion on Batman and yummy beer tasting on January 18 at 7pm!

Batman: We’ll be reading The Black Mirror, written by S. Snyder, illustrations by Jock & F. Francavilla. The return of James Gordon Jr., reintroduced as a remorseless killer. His cold psychopathic tendencies are a black mirror of the soul that Dick Grayson sees himself reflected in; they’re completely at odds as the son of Batman & son of Gotham.

Brew: Our buddy Archie from Shangy’s beer distributor will walk us through a comprehensive beer tasting, beginning with a pale ale and working our way up to a stout. Keep an eye on this page for brew details!

Cost for Batman & Brews is $33 for the book, discussion event, and complimentary beer tasting.  Of course, this event is for those 21 years of age and over only 🙂 Registration required; stop by the shop or contact us at (610) 222-9200 or


Newsletter: 11/27

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Hey there, Super Friends!

We hope this newsletter finds you happily anticipating some down time with friends and family this week 🙂 We’ll be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving, but will be open with extended hours and a sale on Friday and Saturday. Read on for:

  • Special order information
  • Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday sale details
  • Upcoming events

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SALE Friday & Saturday

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Celebrate our first Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday with us!

We’ll have extended hours and will be offering customers a $5 gift card for every $50 spent in the shop. You can give the card as a gift or spend them on yourself 🙂 Simply make your purchases or place your special orders on Friday or Saturday and we’ll give you the gift cards at check out.

>> Visit us Friday (11/29), 10am-10pm and Saturday (11/30), 11am-1pm.


Special orders for the holidays

When it comes to special orders for the holidays, now is the best time to make them.  We have plenty of time to help you choose your items, check stock from our distributors, and ensure that we’ll have your books, games, and toys for the lowest possible price.  Here are some common special order items that we can help you with:

Games & gaming accessories: Exotic boardgames, fancy die, starter and event decks, expansion packs, Magic: the Gathering rares, miniatures, rulebooks, deck sleeves and boxes, play mats.

Toys: Pop! Vinyls, tokidoki blind boxes, action figures, lunchboxes, My Little Pony, blind bags.

Comic books:  Single issues to fill in a collection.  Whether it’s a recent run of comic books, or something older, we can order back issues from our distributor or track down out-of-print issues from a variety of sources.  Recent collections we’ve helped fill are Silver Surfer, Star Wars, Trinity War, Villains Month.

Variant issues:  Some comic book series print issues with a few different covers, called variants.  These are usually produced in smaller quantities than the regular cover and can become very collectible, and we’re happy to help track specific ones down.  Recent variants we’ve tracked down are Infinity, Kiss Kids, Red Sonya.

First printings:  The first time a comic book has been printed.  When a comic book is first produced, the publishers have to estimate the demand for that book.  Once the book hits the stores and demand can be determined more accurately, the publishers will print a second run of the book.  That first fun, called a first print, is often more sought after by readers, because they’re more rare.  We’ve helped track down first issues of Doctor Who, Joker’s Daughter, Spider-Man.

Trade paperbacks:  Collected volumes of a comic book series.  For series that have been around for 6+ months, we can order the story in a paperback volume, which typically collects 5-7 issues.  Trade paperbacks are usually read when the comic book series is current and still being written/drawn.  Some current popular trades are Saga, Morning Glories, Locke and Key, Walking Dead.

Hardcovers: Hardcovers are collected volumes similar to trade paperbacks, but presented in a more collectible, attractive manner.  Hardcovers either collect a larger volume of issues than a trade (10-12 issues vs. 5-7 issues) or are produced when a series is complete.  In either case, the larger-sized pages displays bigger art and they look really nice on the bookshelf 🙂  Popular hardcovers in the shop are Earth 2, Y the Last Man, Walking Dead, Watchmen.

Graphic novels: Contained stories within one book.  Unlike trade paperbacks, graphic novels are self-contained stories within one book, and in most cases are available in paperback or hardcover.  Popular graphic novels are Batman: The Killing Joke, Stephen King’s Dark Tower, Boondock Saints.

Compendium/Omnibus:  A massive collection of a comic book series.  These are trade paperbacks on steroids, collecting 20-100 issues into a series, presented in paperback form or hardcover.  Some of the more collectible versions of these are produced in an extra-large format, displaying the art beautifully, and come in a case.

Please contact at the shop with any questions, or if you need help with suggestions and  recommendations!


Pokemon Video Game Meet-up!

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  • X/Y Tournament
  • X/Y Competitive Guide
  • Free starter Pokemon

For more information or to register, email Tom at


New Thursday hours

Beginning November7, we will be changing our Thursday hours to 3pm-7pm.  We hope this later schedule will better serve your comic book and gaming needs!


Newsletter: 11/2

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Hello, Super Friends!

We hope this email finds you well and enjoying the new autumn season 🙂 We’ve been busy at the shop, and have quickly learned that Fall is full of fun times in Skippack Village — it’s a great time of year to visit. This issue of our newsletter has:
* A recap and photo link of our Zombie Crawl
* New comics you should be reading
* Upcoming game events
* Info about a new discussion group starting at the shop

Read below for the latest news and we hope to see you in the store soon!

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DC discussion group

DC-entertainmentNew Wave Comics regular and DC superfan, Chris McCoy, is forming a DC discussion group, which will meet monthly at the shop. Email or call us if you’re interested in joining, or for more information:, (610) 222-9200.

EDIT 12/12: Update here.


Skippack Zombie Crawl

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EDIT, 10/16: The Crawl is SOLD OUT!  Looking forward to an awesome night with all you walkers 😀 If you want to be contacted if more spots open up, please email us your contact information at

Get zombified by one of our favorite customers and professional makeup artist, Matt Phoenix of Phoenix Burn Productions, then head over to some of our favorite Skippback establishments for drinks and good times!

We’ll start out at Hotel Fiesole, then to Brasserie73, Roadhouse Grille, and Justin’s Carriage House in Skippack. All zombies will also get treats from Miss Riddle’s Candy Shop 🙂 Post zombie crawl, we’ll be watching Shaun of the Dead at the shop. Makeup starts at 6 and we’ll hit the first bar around 7pm.

Cost is $15 for basic zombie makeup, a drink at each of our stops, candy and the movie showing. Tickets are available now and MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE.  Stop in the shop to buy yours or click the button below to purchase online!

Please note: We need your phone number, so that we can contact you with your scheduled makeup time slot.  When prompted on the PayPal form, please provide the best number at which we can get a hold of you.

EDIT, 10/16: The Crawl is SOLD OUT!  Looking forward to an awesome night with all you walkers 😀 If you want to be contacted if more spots open up, please email us your contact information at

Questions? Contact Jason or Mikaela at (610) 222-9200 or