Tuesday morning I was feeling pretty daunted. Like the Free Comic Book Day pressure was going to crush me. But you guys pulled me right up. Your enthusiasm for the day and for lending a hand has inspired me to the point where I feel like we can get anything done! Not even the clouds rolling in can dampen my spirits.
Ready to stay excited about DC? Good! Then pay special attention to Dial H, Earth 2, G.I. Combat and World's Finest, the first shot of the New 52's Second Wave, as well as Detective Comics and Batwing, continuing the blockbuster Night of Owl's crossover!
Stephen's So-Called Emo Life!
- Old Town Drafthouse - in all my years at UNCG and all my visits to Yum Yum's, I'd never bothered to walk next door and try out Old Town. I blame the theater kids. But we stopped by on Saturday after the signing at the Weatherspoon. Great lighting, good food and great service! I definitely won't make it another forever before I return.
- Friday Night Lights - after the huge recommendation from Chris Schweizer, along with Arkham City, I'm adding it to my pile of things that I'm allowed to enjoy after Free Comic Book Day is in the rearview mirror.
- Stay Cool - my indie Netflix surprise of the week. I found it after finding the first 30 seconds of New Low unwatchable. Seems like it should be cliche and the cast would be a deterrent (Hilary Duff and Winona Ryder), but I actually dug it.
- Comic-Con Episode IV A Fan's Hope - rented it on iTunes after hearing just way too many good reviews. Worth the $6.99. I felt like it painted all of the "characters" in the right light, and it was so cool seeing friends like Ed (Captain America, Deadpool, Black Panther at our events) and Chris Giarrusso in a feature film! If it missed anything, it's the scope of the show, how large it is and how it affects the city of San Diego.
- NOT Outcasts - the BBC sci-fi series available for free on Netflix. Boring.
The following titles are scheduled to ship on Wednesday, May 2nd excluding some re-orders and providing that nothing changes by the time the final invoice arrives on Monday:
30 Days of Night #7
Action Comics #7
Age of Apocalypse #3
Amazing Spider-man #685 - have no fear! Your copies of Amazing Spider-man #684 are also being replaced, so it will be a double-shot of Ends of the Earth!
American Vampire tpb #2
Animal Man #9
Animal Man tpb #1
Avengers Academy #29
Avengers Assemble tpb #3
Avengers Black Widow Strikes #1
Avengers Initiative one-shot
Avengers Kree Skrull War hc - I guess it's time to turn in my burnt, water-damaged copies of the original issues.
Avengers vs. X-Men #3 - no offense to AvX Vs., but nothing beats the real thing! Plenty of copies coming this time, so no one need worry about missing out. Make sure it's on your list!
Avengers X-Sanction hc
Bart Simpson's Pal Milhouse #1
Batman & Robin tpb #3
Batwing #9 - Night of Owls!
Blue Estate #11
Bulletproof Coffin Disinterred #4
Daredevil #12 - I'm not usually one to let this kind of thing get to me, but that's a nice cover.
Dark Shadows tpb #1
Defenders #6 - if you liked what you saw of Iron Fist in New Avengers this week, or in Immortal Iron Fist for that matter, you'll dig this starring role.
Detective Comics #9 - Night of Owls!
Dial H #1 - this was the one preview in the FCBD New 52 Special that I wasn't too sure about, but the comic media seems to think Boy Chimney is gonna be something!
Doc Savage Double Novel tpb #58
Doctor Who Magazine #446
Dogs of Mars tpb
Dorothy & Wizard in Oz #6
Dorothy of Oz Prequel #2
Earth 2 #1 - James Robinson is great when he gets a corner of the DC universe to play around with, especially when that specific region is populated by the Justice Society of America, or something close to it. Nicola Scott is great whenever she does anything!
Epic Kill #1
Epic Mad tpb
Exiled #1 - part one of the New Mutants/ Journey into Mysery crossover!
Fanboys vs. Zombies #2
Fury Max #1 - I've been disappointed by everything Marvel Max since Alias ended, but I'm hoping for some '60s-era Nick Fury super spy shenanigans.
G.I. Combat #1 - I expect I'll read this one, but not counting on picking it up.
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #178
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters tpb #3
Green Arrow #9
Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends #16 Grimm Fairy Tales tpb #11
Hack Slash #15
Hulk Smash Avengers #1
Incorruptible tpb #6
Invincible Iron Man #516 - having trouble reconciling last week's issue with this week's Secret Avengers, but we will see.
Justice League hc #1
Justice League International #9
Kirby Genesis Silver Star #5
Life with Archie #19
Locke & Key tpb #4
Lone Ranger #5
Mind the Gap #1 - this new series from Jim McCann is right up there with Saga #1 as one of the great debuts of the year! Listen to Jim talk about the inception, conception, and execution of the book on last week's Acmecast! And everyone that purchases a copy of Mind the Gap #1 will be entered to win a signed copy of the sold out limited edition MTG ashcan from C2E2!
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe tpb #4
Planet of the Apes tpb #2
Red Lanterns #9
Red Sonja #66
Red Sonja/ Witchblade #3
Rich Johnston's Avengefuls #1
Richie Rich tpb #1
Roger Langridge's Snarked tpb #1
Shadow Double Novel tpb #60
Skeleton Key Color Special one-shot
Smallville Season 11 #1
Sonic the Hedgehog #236
Spirit World hc
Star Trek #8
Star Trek Classics tpb #3
Swamp Thing #9
Sweet Tooth #33
Teen Titans Annual #1 - part one of the Teen Titans/ Superboy/ Legion Lost crossover.
Three Stooges tpb #1
Toy Story #3
Ultimate Comics Spider-man #10
Voltron Year One #2
Wolverine & the X-Men Alpha & Omega #5
World's Finest #1 - I loved the previous Power Girl series by Palmiotti, Gray and Winick and I dug the recent Huntress mini by Paul Levitz. Put those together, add in George Perez, and you've got my number.
X-O Manowar #1 - prepare for the return of Valiant!
Young Lovecraft tpb #1
Also shipping next week:
Adventure Time Uppercut Gray t-shirts
Batman Beyond Symbol t-shirts
Comicare Long boxes
Comicare Silver Age boards
Marvel Minimates series 44 figures