Thankfully the temperature has dropped and the A.C. hasn't frozen up yet! It's going to be a great day!
Unfortunately, I'm home alone tonight, which generally means staying up way too late playing way too many video games. The question is, do I defeat the Master Quest on Ocarina of Time or attempt the fourth dungeon on Skyward Sword?
What's that you say? Destroy Ganon and then tempt the fates in the desert? Good call, you!
Next week is coming at you hard with AvX #6 and four crossover tie-ins, the third Before Watchmen #1, two must-read Marvel collections and a slew of creator-owned goodness that includes Matt Fraction and Gabriel Ba's Casanova, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga and Brian Churilla's Secret History of D.B. Cooper!
Stephen's So-Called Emo Life!
- Portlandia Avatar Creator - that toothy crooked grin you can see smiling back at you on Facebook, Twitter and right up top! I'm disappointed that it didn't catch on to the same extent as the South Park or the now defunct Scott Pilgrim (see below) generators. Also, it makes me feel old that I was 25 when Scott Pilgrim came out and now I'm almost 28.
- Girls - HBO's new hit produced by Judd Apatow and written, directs and starring Lena Dunham. While I don't think any episode moved as well as the pilot, Carly and I still managed to plow through all 11 episodes in two sittings.
- Bored to Death Season 2 - many, many more people should have paid more attention to Kristen Wiig's roll as Ray's girlfriend. Also neat to see Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn featured in an episode. Even if it's not laid out the way I would do a store, it's still a living, breathing brick and mortar shop inhabited by real fans on premium cable.
- Legends of the Dark Knight #1 - relaunched via Comixology as a digital first exclusive, written by Lost's Damon Lindelof and drawn by Jeff Lemire. My only complaint at all is that the title, shown prominently on the download page, completely gives away the twist. #2 is also available now, written by Jonathan Larsen and drawn by Before Watchmen: Comedian's J.G. Jones, but I haven't gotten a chance to read it yet.
- Wreck-It Ralph - once Ian showed me the trailer on Saturday, there's no other movie I'm more looking forward to for the remainder of 2012. Can't wait to see what Daniel and Asa at Lost Ark do to cross-promote!
The following titles are scheduled to ship on Wednesday, June 20th excluding some re-orders and providing that nothing changes by the time the final invoice arrives on Monday:
Adventure Time #5 - and the Adventure Time #1 Emerald City Comic Con exclusive variant by our pal Chris Samnee!
Alabaster Wolves #3
Alpha Flight tpb
Amazing Spider-man Movie Prelude tpb
Angel & Faith tpb #1
Astonishing X-Men #51
Avengers Academy #32
Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes #3 - almost as sad about the comic going away as I was about the TV getting canceled.
Avengers vs. X-Men #6 - Fenix TX Force Five!
Avenging Spider-man #8
Baltimore Dr. Leskovar's Remedy #1
Batman Beyond Unlimited #5
Batman vs. the Black Glove hc - I have all of Morrison's run in oversized hardcover except RIP, which I initially turned up my nose to, so I guess I know that I can look for at conventions this summer.
Before Watchmen Comedian #1
Birds of Prey #10
Blue Beetle #10
BPRD Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #2
Captain Atom #10
Casanova Avarita #4 - the most recent book to be voted onto my iPad's digital comic desert island collection.
Challengers of the Unknown by Kirby Omnibus hc
Chew #27 - labeled the second helping addition. Not sure if that means that it's a reprint and we completely over-ordered or if it's a different look at the sequential leap the title took a year ago.
Crossed Badlands #8
Dark Avengers #176
Dark Horse Presents #13 - kicking off Kelly Sue DeConnick's Ghost story with art by Creator Owned Heroes' Phil Noto!
Dark Tower Gunslinger Man in Black #1
DC Universe Presents #10
Dejah Thoris & White Apes of Mars #3
Disney Mickey Mouse hc #3
Dominique Laveau Voodoo Child #4
Fear Itself Fearless hc - this will be the first time in years I've read a Marvel story for the first time in a collection. I was kind of burned out on Fear Itself when it wrapped up, but Jermaine and Jody's strong recommendation is good enough for me to take a second chance.
Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. tpb #1
Godzilla Legends tpb
Green Hornet tpb #4
Green Lantern Corps #10
Grim Leaper #2
Grimm Fairy Tales Angel one-shot
Incredible Hulk hc #1
Invincible Iron Man #519
Invincible Iron Man hc #9
Jim Butcher Dresden Files Fool Moon #6
Journey into Mystery #640
Kung Fu Panda #6
Last Phantom tpb #2
Legion of Super Heroes #10
Los Angeles Ink Stains tpb #1
Lost Dogs tpb - long out of print original graphic novel by Jeff Lemire. I remember it first coming to my attention when Chris Schweizer visited the shop back in 2010.
Lovecraft Library hc #2
Mad Magazine #516
Magic the Gathering tpb #1
Mars Attacks #1
Mars Attacks Classics tpb #1
Merciless Rise of Ming #2
Nancy in Hell on Earth #3
Near Death #9
New Avengers #27
New Mutants #44
Next Men Aftermath #44
Planet of the Apes #15
Rebel Blood #4
Red Hood & the Outlaws #10
Red Sonja tpb #10
Richie Rich #6
Roger Langridge's Snarked #9
Saga #4 - I think...I think we've finally got this thing under control.
Secret Avengers #28
Secret History of D.B. Cooper #4 - got caught up on the first three issues last weekend. The other plane of existence reminded me a lot of Mysterius the Unfathomable and the endgame seems kind of obvious, but another overlooked series from Oni nonetheless.
Silver Surfer Rebirth of Thanos tpb - MUST READ! But I'll let Jermaine be the first pitchman on this one!
Simpsons Comics #191
Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #14
Sonic the Hedgehog Archives tpb #18
Soulfire Primer #1
Spider-man Trouble on Horizon hc
Star Wars Darth Vader Ghost Prison #2
Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi #5
Static Shock tpb #1
Supergirl #10 - my last Supes book holdout.
TMNT Micro Series #5 Splinter
True Blood #2
Twelve hc #2
Ultimate Spider-man Comic Reader tpb #2
Uncanny X-Men #14
Vampirella vs. Dracula #5
Voltron Force tpb #2
Walking Dead #99
Winter Soldier #7
Wolverine Back in Japan hc
Wonder Woman #10
Wonderland Alphabet Alice's Adventure hc - new board book from Archaia and Janet K. Lee!
X-Man Man Who Fell to Earth tpb
Young Justice #17
Also shipping next week:
Avengers Movie Logo Bold Red t-shirts
Comicare Current bags
Comicare Long boxes
Comicare Short boxes
Comicare Silver Age bags
Comicare SIlver Age boards
DC Direct Dark Knight Rises 1/6 Scale Batman statue