This Week’s Comics & Merchandise for October 24th 2018!

NEW COMICS (RECOMMENDATIONS IN BOLD)

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ACTION COMICS #1004 INVISIBLE MAFFIA PART 4 (FOIL) – Lois Lane went on a journey in the Man of Steel story and at some point she returned, but did not let Clark Kent know. What did Lois learn, where is their son Jon, and where is Jor-El? The answers are coming!

ALIENS DUST TO DUST #3 (OF 4) (MATURE READERS)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8

ARMY OF DARKNESS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL ONE SHOT

BABYTEETH #13 (MATURE READERS)

BACKSTAGERS HALLOWEEN INTERMISSION #1

BATGIRL #28 ART OF THE CRIME PART 3 (FOIL)

BATMAN BEYOND #25 (FOIL) – Art by Cully Hamner.

BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR #3 (OF 6)

BEASTS OF BURDEN WISE DOGS AND ELDRITCH MEN #3 (OF 4)

BETTIE PAGE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL ONE SHOT

BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL #1 (OF 5) – To right a wrong, Deadpool has to have Vibranium and that means taking it out of Wakanda!

BLOODBORNE #6 HEALING THIRST (MATURE READERS) – Now an ongoing series!

BOOKS OF MAGIC #1 (MATURE READERS) – From the pages of Sandman Universe, Tim Hunter returns!

BURNOUTS #2 (MATURE READERS)

CODA #6 (OF 12) – The hit fantasy series from Boom Studios continues.

COLD SPOTS #3 (OF 5) (MATURE READERS)

COMIC SHOP NEWS #1636

DAYS OF HATE #9 (OF 12) (MATURE READERS)

DEAD KINGS #1 – New post-apocalyptic story by Steve Orlando and Matt Dow Smith for Aftershock.

DETECTIVE COMICS #991 DEFACE THE FACE PART 4 – Batman and Harvey Dent are working together to stop a Kobra plot in Gotham City, but what is Two-Face’s angle in the outcome?

DIE DIE DIE #4 (MATURE READERS) – New from Robert Kirkman.

FLASH #57 FASTER THAN THOUGHT PART 3

INFINITE DARK #1

INFINITY WARPS ARACHKNIGHT #1 (OF 2) – In the Infinity Warped Marvel Universe, Peter Parker plus Moon Knight equals the Arachknight!

INFINITY WARPS SOLDIER SUPREME #2 (OF 2) -Stephen Rogers has escaped from the Dark Dimension into a post-WWII world he doesn’t recognize!

INFINITY WARS SLEEPWALKER #2 (OF 4) – Is Sleepwalker the key to restoring the proper order of things in the Infinity Warped Marvel Universe?

JIM HENSON LABYRINTH CORONATION #8 (OF 12) – Jareth’s mother Maria continues to struggle against the will of the Owl King in this prequel to the Labyrinth movie.

JUDGE DREDD TOXIC #1 – Paul Jenkins writes for Judge Dredd for the first time.

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #2 (FOIL) – While trying to process the information from Darkseid, the team is attacked by Vril Dox! All eyes are on this exciting new cosmic Justice League series featuring Jessica Cruz from the Green Lanterns series.

KISS BLOOD STARDUST #1

LODGER #1 – All new cat and mouse thriller written and drawn by David Lapham for IDW’s Black Crown label.

LONG LOST PART TWO #3

MARS ATTACKS #1 – Mars Attacks and Dynamite Entertainment is the new frontline of the carnage! By the dreamteam of Kyle Starks and Chris Schweizer!

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #32 BEYOND THE GRID – The post-Shattered Grid Power Rangers team stories by Marguerite Bennett continue.

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #36

MOON KNIGHT #200

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 #2

OLD LADY HARLEY #1 (OF 5) – That’s right Harley Quinn fans, this series is exactly what it sounds like !

OLIVIA TWIST #2 (MATURE READERS)

PREDATOR HUNTERS II #3 (MATURE READERS)

PREVIEWS #362 NOVEMBER 2018

PUNISHER #3 – Featuring Daredevil!

QUANTUM & WOODY #11

RAT QUEENS #12 THE INFERNAL PATH PART 2 (MATURE READERS)

RAVEN DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #9 (OF 12)

RED SONJA HALLOWEEN SPECIAL ONE SHOT

REDNECK #16 (MATURE READERS)

REGRESSION #12 (MATURE READERS)

RETURN OF WOLVERINE #2 (OF 5) – Logan is back, but he is not the man he was. Can he reconnect with what makes him The Wolverine before its too late? Plus, what is going on with his claws? Find out in this series!

ROLLED AND TOLD #2

SCARLET #3 (OF 5) (MATURE READERS)

SENTRY #5 (OF 5)

SHADOWMAN #8

SILENCER #10 (FOIL)

SPIDER-GEDDON #2 (OF 5) – The invincible Inheritors have escaped the prison made for them in the Spider-verse story and Spider-men from other dimensions have already fallen! Peter Parker is sidelined so it is up to others to mount a defense! Featuring the Superior Spider-man and many more!

SPIDER-GIRLS #1 (OF 3) SPIDER-GEDDON – May Parker, the original Spider-girl! Anya Corazon, Spider-girl! Annie May Parker, Spider-ling from Renew Your Vows! No one escapes the threat of The Inheritors in Spider-geddon!

SPIDER-GWEN GHOST-SPIDER #1 SPIDER-GEDDON – Spider-Gwen of Earth-65 is back with a new codename and a part to play in the Spider-geddon event! Pick up where the previous series left off or join in for the first time!

SPOOKHOUSE 2 #4 (OF 4)

STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION TERRA INCOGNITA #4

STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #25 – Darth Vader returns!

STAR WARS TALES FROM VADER’S CASTLE #4 (OF 5) – Featuring the Ewoks!

TERRIFICS #9 (FOIL)

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR #4 (OF 4)

TITANS #28 DROWNED EARTH TIE IN – Tempest, the former Aqualad, returns!

TMNT MACROSERIES #2 MICHELANGELO

TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #6

TRUE BELIEVERS WHAT IF KRAVEN HUNTER KILLED SPIDER-MAN #1

TRUE BELIEVERS WHAT IF SILVER SURFER POSSESSED THE INFINITY GAUNTLET #1

USAGI YOJIMBO #7 (OF 7) THE HIDDEN

VAMPIRELLA/DEJAH THORIS #2

VAMPIRELLA HALLOWEEN SPECIAL ONE SHOT

VAMPIRELLA ROSES FOR DEAD #2 (OF 4) (MATURE READERS)

VAMPIRONICA #4 – Veronica Lodge hunts vampires in this new Archie Horror series.

WHAT IF? THOR #1 – What if Odin perished and Thor was raised in Jotenheim by Lauffey of the Frost Giants? Where does Loki fit in? Written by Ethan Sacks from Old Man Hawkeye.

WHISPERING DARK #1

WONDER WOMAN #57 WITCHING HOUR PART 4 – Wonder Woman has succumb to the power of Hecate’s brand and may be more than the Justice League Dark can contend with.

X-MEN BLACK JUGGERNAUT #1 – Art by Shawn Crystal!

X-MEN RED #9 – Jean Grey versus Cassandra Nova!

X-O MANOWAR #20

 

ACME COMICS PRESENTS

COMICS FOR KIDS

MARVEL SUPERHERO ADVENTURES GN TP TO WAKANDA AND BEYOND

MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES CAPTAIN MARVEL HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR #1

OVER THE GARDEN WALL HOLLOW TOWN #2

REGULAR SHOW 25 YEARS LATER #5 (OF 6)

SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #43 – Featuring the Doom Patrol!

 

NEW LIMITED EDITION VARIANTS

(Pricing dependent upon rarity, first reserved-first served, serious inquiries only please)

ACTION COMICS #1004 MANAPUL VARIANT EDITION

ALIENS DUST TO DUST #3 (OF 4) ANDA VARIANT EDITION D (MATURE READERS)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 JG JONES BLACK CAT VARIANT EDITION

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 JG JONES BLACK CAT VIRGIN VARIANT EDITION

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 YOON LEE MARVEL BATTLE LINES VARIANT EDITION

BATGIRL #28 MIDDLETON VARIANT EDITION

BATMAN BEYOND #25 JOHNSON VARIANT EDITION

BEASTS OF BURDEN WISE DOGS AND ELDRITCH MEN #3 (OF 4) VARIANT EDITION B

BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL #1 (OF 5) HAMNER VARIANT EDITION

BLOODBORNE #6 HEALING THIRST KOWALSKI VARIANT EDITION B (MATURE READERS)

BOOKS OF MAGIC #1 MIDDLETON VARIANT EDITION (MATURE READERS)

COLD SPOTS #3 (OF 5) CHAN VARIANT EDITION B (MATURE READERS)

DEAD KINGS #1 GAYDOS VARIANT EDITION B

DETECTIVE COMICS #991 BROOKS VARIANT EDITION

FLASH #57 PORTER VARIANT EDITION

INFINITY WARPS ARACHKNIGHT #1 (OF 2) KUBERT CONNECTING VARIANT EDITION

INFINITY WARPS ARACHKNIGHT #1 (OF 2) RAMOS DESIGN VARIANT EDITION

JIM HENSON LABYRINTH CORONATION #8 (OF 12) SUBSCRIPTION TAKE VARIANT EDITION

JUDGE DREDD TOXIC #1 GALLAGHER VARIANT EDITION B

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #2 DODSON VARIANT EDITION

KISS BLOOD STARDUST #1 SAYGER STARCHILD VARIANT EDITION B

KISS BLOOD STARDUST #1 SAYGER CATMAN VARIANT EDITION C

KISS BLOOD STARDUST #1 SAYGER SPACEMAN VARIANT EDITION D

KISS BLOOD STARDUST #1 BUCHEMI VARIANT EDITION E

LODGER #1 1:10 SIENKIEWICZ INCENTIVE VARIANT EDITION

MARS ATTACKS #1 COLEMAN VARIANT EDITION B

MARS ATTACKS #1 MARRON VARIANT EDITION C

MARS ATTACKS #1 HACK VARIANT EDITION D

MARS ATTACKS #1 SCHWEIZER SUBSCRIPTION VARIANT EDITION E

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #32 SUBSCRIPTION GIBSON VARIANT EDITION

MOON KNIGHT #200 FINCH VARIANT EDITION

MOON KNIGHT #200 TAN VARIANT EDITION

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 #2 VANCE VARIANT EDITION B

NYCC 2018 BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL #1 (OF 5) BENJAMIN VARIANT EDITION

NYCC 2018 RETURN OF WOLVERINE #2 (OF 5) MCNIVEN VARIANT EDITION

NYCC 2018 SPIDER-GIRLS #1 (OF 3) PUTRI VARIANT EDITION

OLD LADY HARLEY #1 (OF 5) CONNOR VARIANT EDITION

PUNISHER #3 SORRENTINO VARIANT EDITION

RAT QUEENS #12 VALENTINO & GIENI VARIANT EDITION B (MATURE READERS)

RAT QUEENS #12 VIRGIN VARIANT EDITION C (MATURE READERS)

RETURN OF WOLVERINE #2 (OF 5) BRADSHAW VARIANT EDITION

RETURN OF WOLVERINE #2 (OF 5) MARQUEZ VARIANT EDITION

SENTRY #5 HEEJIN JEON MARVEL BATTLE LINES VARIANT EDITION

SPIDER-GEDDON #2 (OF 5) IN HYUK LEE CONNECTING VARIANT EDITION

SPIDER-GEDDON #2 (OF 5) SHAVRIN VARIANT EDITION

SPIDER-GWEN GHOST SPIDER #1 ANIMATION VARIANT EDITION

SPIDER-GWEN GHOST SPIDER #1 SUJIN JO MARVEL BATTLE LINES VARIANT EDITION

STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #25 REIS GALACTIC ICON VARIANT EDITION

STAR WARS TALES FROM VADERS CASTLE #4 (OF 5) HACK VARIANT EDITION B

TITANS #28 JIMENEZ VARIANT EDITION (DROWNED EARTH)

VAMPIRONICA #4 FRANCAVILLA VARIANT EDITION B

VAMPIRONICA #4 STAPLES VARIANT EDITION C

WHAT IF? THOR #1 CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VARIANT EDITION

WONDER WOMAN #57 FRISON VARIANT EDITION

X-MEN BLACK JUGGERNAUT #1 LARROCA MUGSHOT VARIANT EDITION

X-MEN RED #9 MAXX LIM KIM MARVEL BATTLE LINES VARIANT EDITION

 

NEW TRADE PAPERBACKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, & HARDCOVERS 

ALIENS ESSENTIAL COMICS TP VOL 01 (MATURE READERS) – Reprinting early Dark Horse Comics Aliens material including the original Aliens movie trilogy, Outbreak, Nightmare Asylum, and Earth War.

BATMAN REBIRTH TP VOL 07 THE WEDDING – Booster Gold gives Bruce Wayne the ultimate gift, inadvertently  creating unbelievable  chaos! Will the powers-that-be allow Batman and Catwoman their opportunity at happiness? Find out here! Contains issues #45-50, critical reading by Tom King for the Heroes in Crisis story!

BLADE TP BLOOD AND CHAOS

BLOODSTRIKE BRUTALISTS TP (MATURE READERS) – New stories with the Rob Liefeld characters written and drawn by Michel Fiffe.

DEADPOOL ASSASSIN TP – Art by Mark Bagley.

GASOLINA TP VOL 02 (MATURE READERS) – Contains issues #7-12 of the Image Comics series.

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE HC – Wolverine’s final resting place has been disturbed! If he is alive, why has he not reached out to anyone? His allies and a few enemies will scour the Earth for the answers! Contains Hunt for Wolverine #1, Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #1-4, Hunt for Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #1-4, Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #1-4, Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #1-4, Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends #1, and more.

ISOLA TP VOL 01 – Contains issues #1-5 of the lush Image Comics fantasy series years in the making by Brendan Fletcher and Karl Kerschl.

JIM HENSON DARK CRYSTAL CREATION MYTHS ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL SC BOX SET – This definitive prequel to the Dark Crystal movie is required reading for all fans! What was the world of Thra like before the arrival of the Urskeks? Get the answers here!

JONESY NINE LIVES ON THE NOSTROMO HC – Perfect for Aliens fans who are also cat lovers!

LADY MECHANIKA OVERSIZED HC VOL 03

ROYALBOILER BRANDON GRAHAM DRAWN OUT ART COLLECTION TP (MATURE READERS)

SCARLET TP BOOK 01 (MATURE READERS)

STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD OF THE SITH HC VOL 01 – Contains issues #1-12 of the excellent series by Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli.

TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE MOVIE PREQUEL TP FROM CYBERTRON WITH LOVE

WAKANDA FOREVER TP – Contains the Amazing Spider-man, X-men, and Avengers Wakanda Forever stories and Black Panther Annual #1.

WWE THEN NOW FOREVER TP VOL 02 – Contains issues #9-12.

 

NEW STATUES & ACTION FIGURES 

DC ESSENTIALS SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE

DC GALLERY AQUAMAN COMIC PVC STATUE

SHIN GODZILLA ATOMIC BLAST 2016 12-INCH LONG VERSION ACTION FIGURE

TRANSFORMERS 01 OPTIMUS PRIME ATTACK MODE FURAI MODEL KIT

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES ASSORTMENT – Rodimus Prime and Optimal Optimus Primal!

 

NEW FUNKO POPS!

AQUAMAN VINYL FIGURE

AQUAMAN ARTHUR CURRY AS GLADIATOR VINYL FIGURE

AQUAMAN MERA VINYL FIGURE

AQUAMAN ORM VINYL FIGURE

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN MOVIE TIGGER VINYL FIGURE

DRAGONBALL Z BULMA VINYL FIGURE

DRAGONBALL Z TIEN & CHIAOTZU VINYL FIGURE

GREMLINS 2 FLASHING GREMLIN VINYL FIGURE

GREMLINS 2 GRETA VINYL FIGURE

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS CLOWN

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS SALLY VINYL FIGURE

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS UNDER THE MOONLIGHT VINYL FIGURE

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS VAMPIRE TEDDY W/ DUC VINYL FIGURE

POWER RANGERS S7 LORD ZEDD VINYL FIGURE

POWER RANGERS S7 TRINI VINYL FIGURE

STAR WARS CLONE WARS YODA VINYL FIGURE

WITCH BLACK PHILIP VINYL FIGURE

 

RE-ORDER GRAPHIC NOVELS AND HARDCOVER’S

ABBOTT TP (MATURE READERS) – If you like Kolchak the Nightstalker, you’ll love Abbott from Boom Studios!

BARBARELLA TP VOL 01 RED HOT GOSPEL (MATURE READERS)

BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 04 FAMILY HISTORY

DAYTRIPPER TP (MATURE READERS)

DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 03 THE SNAKE PIT (MATURE READERS)

DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 05 CAROUSEL (MATURE READERS)

GREEN MONK BLOOD OF MARTYRS TP

HELLBOY AND THE BPRD 1952 TP

HELLBOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 SEED OF DESTRUCTION

HOGARTH DYNAMIC FIGURE DRAWING

JUSTICE TP – If you love Superfriends style Justice League but with a modern sensibility, you’ll love Justice by Alex Ross.

LOW TP VOL 03 SHORE OF THE DYING LIGHT (MATURE READERS)

MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA HC 75TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES HC (MATURE READERS)

NEW AVENGERS BY BENDIS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01

NEW X-MEN BY MORRISON ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP BOOK 02

NEW X-MEN BY MORRISON ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP BOOK 03

NEXTWAVE AGENTS OF HATE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP

 

RE-ORDER SINGLE ISSUES

CATWOMAN #4 (FOIL)

DIE DIE DIE #3 (MATURE READERS)

JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #9 SAUVAGE VARIANT EDITION C (MATURE READERS)

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #1

NEWBURY & HOBBES #2 (OF 4) IANNICEILLO VARIANT EDITION B

PEARL #1 (OF 6) (MATURE READERS)

SPIDER-GEDDON #1 (OF 5) NAKAYAMA PS4 SPIDER-MAN VARIANT EDITION

SUICIDE SQUAD #47 (FOIL)

SUPERMAN #4 (FOIL)

WHAT IF? PUNISHER #1 CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VARIANT EDITION

 

SUPPLIES

COMICARE MAGAZINE BOARDS

COMICARE MAGAZINE BAGS

COMICARE SILVER BAGS

This Week’s Comics & Merchandise for July 18th 2018!

NEW COMICS (RECOMMENDATIONS IN BOLD)

 

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ANALOG #4 (MATURE READERS)

APHRODITE V #1 (MATURE READERS) – New from Top Cow, a branch of Image Comics! A new technological terror has L.A. in the grip of feat and Aphrodite V stands the best chance of winning the day! If you like Robocop, try Aphrodite V.

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #1 (OF 6) – It had to happen and now is the time! Batman and Robin come to classic Riverdale!

ASSASSINISTAS #6 (MATURE READERS)

AVENGERS #5 – Last issue, a major pantheon of Marvel mainstays took the hit for the team in the struggle against Loki and the Dark Celestials! Can the Avengers mount some sort of defense before Earth pays the price for something that happened in pre-history?

BATMAN #51 – After one of his greatest foes altered the course of his life, is Batman on a rampage? Did the Dark Knight use excessive force against Mister Freeze? All eyes are on this issue by Tom King and Lee Weeks.

BATMAN SINS OF THE FATHER #6 (OF 6)

BATWOMAN #17

BETTY AND VERONICA VIXENS #8 (OF 10)

BLACK AF WIDOWS & ORPHANS #2 (MATURE READERS)

BRAVE & THE BOLD BATMAN & WONDER WOMAN #6 (OF 6)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 12 THE RECKONING #2 (OF 4)

BY NIGHT #2 (OF 12) – From the creator of Giant Days.

CABLE #159 PAST FEARS PART 5 – Look back on the Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix!

CAVE CARSON HAS AN INTERSTELLAR EYE #5 (MATURE READERS)

CLANKILLERS #1 (MATURE READERS)

CRUDE #4 (MATURE READERS)

DAMAGE #7 NEW AGE OF DC HEROES

DEADLIFE #1 (OF 3) (MATURE READERS)

DEATHBED #6 (OF 6) (MATURE READERS)

DRY COUNTY #5 (OF 5) (MATURE READERS)

EAST OF WEST #38(MATURE READERS)

ETHER COPPER GOLEMS #3 (OF 5)

EUTHANAUTS #1 (MATURE READERS) – Have a new look at death and the afterlife in this new series from Tini Howard and Nick Robles through IDW!

EVOLUTION #8 (MATURE READERS)

FENCE #8

FLAVOR #3

FUTURAMA ANNUAL #1 – Futurama Comics returns!

FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS #12 FINAL ISSUE

GIDEON FALLS #5 (MATURE READERS)

GREEN LANTERNS #51 – Who murdered a Guardian of the Universe?

HARLEY QUINN #46

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE CLAWS OF A KILLER #3 (OF 4)

ICE CREAM MAN #5 (MATURE READERS) – Pick up this issue and the Ice Cream Man graphic novel to be completely current on the macabre Image Comics series.

IMMORTAL HULK #3 – So far every issue of the Immortal Hulk has sold out off our shelves and from Marvel Comics in record time requiring a second printing! Is your copy reserved or will it sell out? Ask about our free Preorder Reservation Service!

INFIDEL #5 (OF 5) (MATURE READERS)

INFINITY COUNTDOWN #5 (OF 5) – The Infinity Stones have returned and the stage is now set, get ready for Infinity Wars coming soon!

INJUSTICE 2 #30

INJUSTICE VS THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 (OF 6) – Can He-Man turn the tide in Batman’s war against the forces of Superman?

INVADER ZIM #32

JIM HENSON FRAGGLE ROCK #3

JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 THE TOTALITY PART 4

KICK-ASS #6 (OF 6) (MATURE READERS)

LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (OF 5) – Because you demanded it! See the modern updated and expanded origin of Carol Danvers! Expect casual fans interested in next year’s movie to grab this up, so be sure you have it reserved with us!

LOST CITY EXPLORERS #2

LOWLIFES #2 (MATURE READERS)

MAE VOL 2 #2

MAGE HERO DENIED #10 (OF 15)

MAGIC ORDER #2 (OF 6) (MATURE READERS) – Someone is targeting Earth’s mystic guardians in this Image Comics series by the powerhouse team of Mark Millar and Olivier Coipel. First printing copies of #1 are still available here now!

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #29 SHATTERED GIRD

NEW CHALLENGERS #3 (OF 6)

NINJA-K #9

OH S#!T ITS KIM & KIM #1 (MATURE READERS)

OLD MAN HAWKEYE #7 (OF 12) – In this prequel to the original Old Man Logan, Hawkeye tracks down his former Thunderbolts allies for their role in the betrayal and destruction of the Avengers! Find out how the heroes fell here! If you’re not on this series, you’re missing something special!

OPTIMUS PRIME #21 THE FALLING PART 6

PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #307

PROXIMA CENTAURI #2 (OF 6)

QUANTUM & WOODY #8

RAT QUEENS SPECIAL NEON STATIC ONE-SHOT) (MATURE READERS)

ROBOTECH #11

ROYAL CITY #12 (MATURE READERS)

RUNAWAYS #11

SHADOWMAN #5

SHERLOCK HOLMES VANISHING MAN #3

SKYWARD #4 MY LOW G LIFE PART 4

SPIDER-GWEN #34 THE TRIAL OF SPIDER-WOMAN CONCLUSION

SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #36

STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION TERRA INCOGNITA #1 – In the wake of the recent Broken Mirror story, the most unsuspecting member of Picard’s crew has been replaced by his evil doppelganger from the Mirror Universe!

STAR WARS #51 HOPE DIES PART 2 – The series enters into the era of The Empire Strikes Back as the newly invigorated rebellion plays into the hands of The Empire! If you’ve not read the Marvel Star Wars line, this is your gateway in!

STAR WARS DARTH VADER ANNUAL #2 – Something is being constructed on the planet Geonosis. Tarkin and Krennic know what it is, but The Empire should hold no secrets from Darth Vader! When he is sent there to root out sabotage, Vader will know the truth!

STAR WARS POE DAMERON #29 – Finally, you will know where Black Squadron was during the epic events of The Last Jedi!

STELLAR #2 – New from Image Comics by Joe Keatinge and Brett Blevins.

THOR #3 – Hela returns!

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR #1 (OF 4) – New content based on the popular stage play and podcast!

TMNT UNIVERSE #24 – Featuring Mondo Gecko!

TONY STARK IRON MAN #2 – How will Jams Rhodes react to the secret Tony Stark has been carrying and has not shared with anyone until now?

TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR BY JOHN BYRNE #1

TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR BY WALTER SIMONSON #1

TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR COMING OF HERBIE #1

VS #5 (OF 5) (MATURE READERS)

WEAPON H #5

WEATHERMAN #2 (MATURE READERS)

WILD STORM #15

WITCHFINDER GATES OF HEAVEN #3 (OF 5) (MATURE READERS)

WWE #19

X-FILES CASE FILES HOOT GOES THERE #1 (OF 2) – Written by Joe and Keith Lansdale!

X-MEN GOLD #32 PRESTIGE DARK PART 2

X-MEN RED #6 THE HATE MACHINE PART 6

 

ACME COMICS PRESENTS

COMICS FOR KIDS

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #25

BATMAN AND ROBIN ADVENTURES TP VOL 03 – Contains issues #19-25 and Annual #2.

BEE AND PUPPYCAT TP VOL 01

ENCOUNTER #5

LUMBERJANES TP VOL 09 – Contains issues #33-36.

MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES LADYBUG CAT NOIR #5

MARVEL SUPERHERO ADVENTURES MS MARVEL/TELEPORTING DOG #1

MY LITTLE PONY PONYVILLE MYSTERIES #3

RISE OF THE TMNT #0 – Get your first look at the new look Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ahead of this Fall’s new animated series!

STAR WARS BIG GOLDEN BOOK A NEW HOPE

STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #18

TEEN TITANS GO TO THE MOVIES #1

WRAPPED UP #9

 

NEW LIMITED EDITION VARIANTS

(Pricing dependent upon rarity, first reserved-first served, serious inquiries only please)

ANALOG #4 DUGGAN & O SULLIVAN VARIANT EDITION B (MATURE READERS)

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #1 CHARM VARIANT EDITION B

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #1 FRANCAVILLA VARIANT EDITION C

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #1 JARRELL & FITZPATRICK VARIANT EDITION D

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #1 PARENT & BONE VARIANT EDITION E

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #1 TEMPLETON VARIANT EDITION F

BATMAN #51 ANDREWS VARIANT EDITION

BATWOMAN #17 CHO VARIANT EDITION

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 12 THE RECKONING #2 (OF 4) NOTO VARIANT EDITION

CABLE #159 ANACLETO VARIANT EDITION

ETHER COPPER GOLEMS #3 (OF 5) MARTIN VARIANT EDITION MARTIN B

EUTHANAUTS #1 ROBLES 1:10 INCENTIVE VARIANT EDITION

EUTHANAUTS #1 BUCKINGHAM VARIANT EDITION B

GIDEON FALLS #5 VARIANT EDITION B (MATURE READERS)

GREEN LANTERNS #51 VARIANT EDITION

HARLEY QUINN #46 CHO VARIANT EDITION

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE CLAWS OF A KILLER #3 (OF 4) CANETE VARIANT EDITION

ICE CREAM MAN #5 IRVING VARIANT EDITION B(MATURE READERS)

IMMORTAL HULK #3 ASRAR CAROL DANVERS 50TH VARIANT EDITION

INFIDEL #5 (OF 5) LEMIRE & VILLARRUBIA VARIANT EDITION B (MATURE READERS)

INFINITY COUNTDOWN #5 (OF 5) KUDER CONNECTING VARIANT EDITION

INFINITY COUNTDOWN #5 (OF 5) LIM VARIANT EDITION

INFINITY COUNTDOWN #5 (OF 5) ULTRON HOLDS INFINITY STONE VARIANT EDITION

INJUSTICE VS THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 (OF 6) VARIANT EDITION

JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 JIM LEE PENCIL VARIANT EDITION

JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 VARIANT EDITION

KICK-ASS #6 ROMITA JR VARIANT EDITION B (MATURE READERS)

KICK-ASS #6 ROMITA JRVARIANT EDITION C (MATURE READERS)

KICK-ASS #6 COWAN VARIANT EDITION D (MATURE READERS)

LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (OF 5) ARTGERM VARIANT EDITION

LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (OF 5) QUESADA VARIANT EDITION

LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (OF 5) STAPLES VARIANT EDITION

LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (OF 5) TAKEDA VARIANT EDITION

MAGIC ORDER #2 (OF 6) COIPEL VARIANT EDITION B (MATURE READERS)

MAGIC ORDER #2 (OF 6) GRAMPA VARIANT EDITION C (MATURE READERS)

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #29 GIBSON SUBSCRIPTION VARIANT EDITION

OPTIMUS PRIME #21 1:10 ZAMA INCENTIVE VARIANT EDITION

OPTIMUS PRIME #21 COLLER VARIANT EDITION B

ROBOTECH #11 DUNN VARIANT EDITION C

SHADOWMAN #5 MACK VARIANT EDITION B

STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION TERRA INCOGNITA #1 1:10 BEALS INCENTIVE VARIANT

STAR WARS DARTH VADER ANNUAL #2 RAHZZAH VARIANT EDITION

THOR #3 CHRISTOPHER CAROL DANVERS 50TH VARIANT EDITION

THOR #3 CONNECTING HAMMER VARIANT EDITION

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR #1 (OF 4) PRINTMAKING INCENTIVE VARIANT EDITION

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR #1 (OF 4) BUSTOS SUBSCRIPTION VARIANT EDITION

TMNT UNIVERSE #24 1:10 JOHNSON INCENTIVE VARIANT EDITION

TMNT UNIVERSE #24 TUNICA VARIANT EDITION B

TONY STARK IRON MAN #2 BROOKS VARIANT EDITION

VS #5 (OF 5) RIBIC & MULLER VARIANT EDITION B (MATURE READERS)

VS #5 (OF 5) RIBIC BLACK & WHITE VARIANT EDITION C (MATURE READERS)

WEATHERMAN #2 MARTIN VARIANT EDITION B (MATURE READERS)

WILD STORM #15 VARIANT EDITION

WWE #19 RICHES ACTION FIGURE VARIANT EDITION

WWE #19 SCHOONOVER RAW CONNECTING VARIANT EDITION

X-FILES CASE FILES HOOT GOES THERE #1 (OF 2) 1:10 INCENTIVE VARIANT EDITION

X-FILES CASE FILES HOOT GOES THERE #1 (OF 2) LENDL VARIANT EDITION B

X-MEN RED #6 CHAREST HEADSHOT VARIANT EDITION

 

NEW TRADE PAPERBACKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, & HARDCOVERS 

BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY REBIRTH TP VOL 03 FULL CIRCLE – Contains issues #14-22.

BROOKLYN BLOOD TP (MATURE READERS) – Collection the crime story by Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton originally serialized in Dark Horse Presents.

CORTO MALTESE GN TANGO

CURSE WORDS TP VOL 03 HOLE DAMNED WORLD (MATURE READERS) – Contains issues #11-15 of the Image Comics series by Charles Soule and Ryan Browne.

DAYS OF HATE TP VOL 01 (MATURE READERS) – Contains issues #1-6 of the Image Comics series by Ales Kot and Danijel Zezelj.

FALCON TP VOL 01 TAKE FLIGHT – Contains issues #1-5.

FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 05 – Contains issues #214-225.

FLASH THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 – Contains issues #164-199.

FULL BLEED COMICS & CULTURE QUARTERLY HC VOL 02 – Volume two of IDW’s quarterly answer to the Comics Journal features interviews with Walter Simonson, the Hernandez Brothers, Nndei Okorafor, and much including a new Hap and Leonard story by Joe R. Lansdale!

GI JOE VS SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN TP

GO TEAM VENTURE HC ART & MAKING OF THE VENTURE BROS – Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer pull back the curtain on the world of the cartoon network Adult Swim hit, The Venture Bros!

HELLBOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 03 THE WILD HUNT – Contains Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt, and more! 512 pages!

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP THE SEARCH FOR TONY STARK – Tony Stark fell during Civil War II and Riri Williams filled in as the iron Avenger while Victor Von Doom also tried his hand at heroics. Now all series converge including the story of Tony Stark’s true parents in these final issues in Brian Michael Bendis’ time at Marvel Comics. Contains issues #593-600.

JUGHEAD THE HUNGER TP VOL 01 (MATURE READERS)

LEGION TP TRAUMA – Contains the five issue mini series on David Haller, son of Professor Xavier!

MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE TP VOL 01 FATE OF THE FOUR – Reed and Sue Richards were presumed lost in the realignment of the Marvel Universe after Secret Wars, but Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm believe they are out there somewhere in the multiverse! Where will their search take them and what role with Victor Von Doo, the Infamous Iron Man take? If you’re excited about the return of the Fantastic Four, this is the lead up! Contains issues #1-6.

MS MARVEL TP VOL 09 TEENAGE WASTELAND – Contains issues #25-30.

OCTAVIA BUTLER’S KINDRED TP (MATURE READERS) – Graphic novel adaptation of the critically acclaimed historical science fiction novel by Octavia Butler.

OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE HC VOL 48 FLASH/ GREEN LANTERN – A must have for any comic book collector, this guide features not only prices, but invaluable notations.

OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE HC VOL 48 PLANET OF APES

OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE SC VOL 48 FLASH GREEN LANTERN

ROME WEST TP – In this new alternate history graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics, the Romans discover the new world one thousand years before Columbus.

SEA OF LOVE HC

SHADOWMAN TP VOL 01 FEAR OF THE DARK

SHAOLIN COWBOY START TREK HC

SIX FIGURE CROWDFUNDING GUIDE HC

SPIDER KING TP (MATURE READERS) – A Viking war is interrupted by horrific alien invaders in this overlooked story from IDW.

SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 06 WLMD – Contains issues #29-33.

STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS TP VOL 03 – Contains issues #39-55 and more!

SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH TP VOL 06 SECRET HISTORY OF TASK FORCE X

WILDSTORM MICHAEL CRAY TP VOL 01

 

NEW STATUES & ACTION FIGURES 

ONE-12 COLLECTIVE MARVEL OLD MAN LOGAN ACTION FIGURE

STAR WARS BLACK SERIES ENFYS NEST SWOOP BIKE FIGURE SET

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS POWER OF THE PRIMES VOYAGER ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT

 

NEW FUNKO POPS!

HARRY POTTER GILDEROY LOCKHART VINYL FIGURE

HARRY POTTER GINNY WEASLEY VINYL FIGURE

HARRY POTTER HARRY POTTER VINYL FIGURE

HARRY POTTER HERMIONE GRANGER VINYL FIGURE

HARRY POTTER NEARLY HEADLESS NICK VINYL FIGURE

HARRY POTTER RON WEASLEY VINYL FIGURE

HARRY POTTER TOM RIDDLE VINYL FIGURE

MARVEL COMIC MOMENT DEADPOOL VS CABLE VINYL FIGURE

MARVEL DEADPOOL PARODY DEADPOOL CLOWN VINYL FIGURE

 

RE-ORDER GRAPHIC NOVELS AND HARDCOVER’S

12 REASONS WHY I LOVE HER 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC

ALL NEW GHOST RIDER TP VOL 01 ENGINES OF VENGEANCE – See the origins of the newest member of the Avengers!

ALL NEW GHOST RIDER TP VOL 02 LEGEND

ALTERED HISTORY OF WILLOW SPARKS GN

BATMAN REBIRTH TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM – See the start of Tom King’s planned one hundred and three issue run on Batman! If you read Batman #50 but skipped any issues, get caught up and you’ll experience it in an all new way!

BATMAN REBIRTH TP VOL 02 I AM SUICIDE

BATMAN REBIRTH TP VOL 03 I AM BANE

BATMAN REBIRTH TP VOL 04 THE WAR OF JOKES & RIDDLES

BATMAN REBIRTH TP VOL 05 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA TP VOL 01

DARK NIGHTS METAL THE RESISTANCE TP

GYO 2IN1 MANGA DELUXE EDITION HC

JLA TP VOL 06

LADY KILLER TP VOL 01 (MATURE READERS) – By Joelle Jones!

MY HERO ACADEMIA MANGA GN VOL 02

NARUTO 3IN1 MANGA TP VOL 02

RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS REBIRTH TP VOL 02 WHO IS ARTEMIS

SLOTS TP VOL 01 (MATURE READERS) ACME COMICS JULY GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB SELECTION

SPELL CHECKERS GN VOL 01 – By Joelle Jones!

 

RE-ORDER SINGLE ISSUES

BATMAN #50

CATWOMAN #1 – Immediate followup to Batman #50, written and drawn by Joelle Jones! Still first printing!

DEADPOOL #2

FLASH #47 FLASH WAR PART 1 2ND PRINTING

HARLEY QUINN #45

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE WEAPON LOST #3 (OF 4)

LOWLIFES #1 (MATURE READERS)

PAPER GIRLS #22 (MATURE READERS)

PROJECT SUPERPOWERS #0

RELAY #1

SUBMERGED #1 (OF 4) (MATURE READERS)

VENOM #2 STEGMAN 2ND PRINTING VARIANT EDITION

WALK THROUGH HELL #1 2ND PRINTING (MATURE READERS)

 

RE-ORDER ACTION FIGURES

MARVEL GALLERY CAPTAIN MARVEL PVC STATUE

MARVEL SELECT BROWN WOLVERINE ACTION FIGURE

 

SUPPLIES

COMICARE CURRENT BOARDS (SOLD IN 100S)

COMICARE CURRENT BAGS (SOLD IN 100S)

COMICARE LONG BOXES

COMICARE MAGAZINE BAGS (SOLD IN 100S)

COMICARE SHORT BOXES

COMICARE SILVER BOARDS (SOLD IN 100S)

COMICARE SILVER BAGS (SOLD IN 100S)

COMIC SHOP GLOSSARY OF TERMS

It occurred to me one day that, just like in any industry, inside the comic shop we speak our very own language.  A language that is as deliberate and intricate as it is
insular and bizarre. So I thought I’d create something of a gateway into this potentially intimidating and impenetrable code.

This will be an ongoing work in progress that is regularly updated and amended. If you would like to request a definition, please let us know and we’ll get right on it. Or if you see fit to define a term yourself, please submit it to us for review!

 

BACK ISSUE: The term back issue encompasses any comic that is no longer available on the general current sales shelves.  A back issue could be a comic book from the 1980s or a book from four weeks ago.  Such books can be found bagged to protect them from damage and priced in the back issue bins or backstock, in alpha-numeric order.

BACKWALL: The “backwall” in a comic book store is the area of the store where higher priced books are kept.  Key issues, vintage comic books, rarities. The backwall does not literally have to be a wall behind a counter, but often is. This term is also applicable to booths at comic book conventions

BACK ORDER: Back order is a distribution technical term regarding the status of an
order.  A back order means that the item is currently out of stock at the distributor, but if more are found there, the back order will fill. While not ideal, back order is not as bad as when a reordered item is “sold out” at the distributor. Example: If it’s an ambulance (back order), you’ve got a chance. If it’s a hearse (sold out) then it’s gotta be worse.

COMIC SHOP LOCATOR: Comic Shop Locator is a service by which a fan can find
a comic book store in the area they are located in by providing the zip code. This service is invaluable while traveling. The phone number is 1-888-COMIC-BOOK or the website is www.comicshoplocator.com. There is also a phone app. Be aware that at times Comic Shop Locator may not be updated to reflect store closings or relocations.

CROSSOVER: A crossover simply refers to content or characters from one series crossing over into another series. Example: The Outsiders and Checkmate series are crossing over together for a storyline that goes through both series.

DIAMOND DISTRIBUTION: Diamond is the Baltimore based distribution company that handles the majority of comic book and related merchandise in the U.S. and beyond. Monthly Diamond releases a preview catalog that contains solicitations for comic books from major and independent publishers, and merchandise, that is set for release starting as early as two months later. This catalog, Previews, is available to the public in magazine format and online. This is a valuable tool to assist with making preorders.

FILL-IN ART: A “fill-in” is the term for the circumstance where a writer or artist (or both) other than the regular creative team steps in to do an issue or a storyline. Sometimes the fill-in will occur in order to give the assigned creative team time to catch up to deadlines or to keep the series releasing on its regular schedule.

GRAPHIC NOVEL: A graphic novel is a single work, published for the first time in a bound paperback or hardcover form that was not previously released as individual issues. Examples: JLA: Earth 2, Blankets, The Goon: Chinatown, and Star Wars: Force
Unleashed are graphic novels. Watchmen is not a graphic novel, but rather a trade paperback compilation of twelve individual issues. In recent times though, the term graphic novel has become a catch all encompassing trade paperbacks. The term original graphic novel can replace the meaning of the general graphic novel term.

GUTTER: When looking at a comic book page with panels, the gutter refers to the blank space between the panels. Often times in this space, time may pass or unseen actions may occur that the brain will fill in on its own without being expressly shown. For more on the gutter effect see: Understanding Comics graphic novel.

HARDCOVER: A hardcover is a bound collection of material which has a hard cover as opposed to a softcover like a trade paperback. Hardcovers can be a collection of material originally released in another format such as issues or it can contain unique material that has not existed in any previous format (see: Graphic Novel). Examples: DC Absolute Editions (high quality over sized format hardcover with accompanying slipcase) and Marvel Omnibus (over sized hardcover reprinting many sequential issues of early material or a run by a particular writer or artist).

INDEPENDENT COMICS: Independent comics encompass comic publishers outside of the mainstream. Mainstream publishers include major publishers such as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Image Comics as well as smaller companies like IDW, Dynamite, and Devil’s Due. Independent comics often come from very small publishers or may even be self-published by the actual creator. The term “indie” is the common abbreviation for “Independent Comics.”

ONE-SHOT: A one shot is a special stand alone issue. Usually a one shot will say “one shot” on the cover, may feature no issue number or, may display only a #1 on the cover even though there will be no second issue.

PRESTIGE FORMAT: A prestige format comic is generally a square bound individual issue, usually 48-64 pages in length. Example: Batman The Killing Joke originally released as new material prestige format one shot.

RATING – ALL AGES: Comics that are specifically made for kids or contain content that kids and adults can both read are commonly rated as being “all ages.” Marvel Comics has a line of all-ages comics as part of the Marvel Adventures line (Marvel Adventures Spider-man, Marvel Adventures Avengers) which feature the recognizable Marvel heroes in adventures that will be appropriate for young readers and can be enjoyed by older readers as well. A wide variety of all ages comic books and graphic novels can be found in Acme’s All Ages section.

RATING – MATURE READERS: Mature readers is the rating given to comics
containing material that is not intended for young readers. The content may include adult language, graphic violence as opposed to action, or situations young readers would be uninterested in. Marvel Max comics and DC Vertigo lines are intended for mature
readers and many independent comics are intended for mature readers as
well. Mature readers is abbreviated as (MR).

RETCON: A “retcon” or retroactive continuity is the term used when the content of an existing story is changed after it has already been published. Example #1: After Crisis on Infinite Earths, a DC storyline from the 1980s, Superman had a new origin in which he did not gain his signature super powers until he was eighteen years old. Meaning he had no adventures as Superboy. Example #2: As a result of Spider-man One More Day, a recent and controversial storyline, Peter Parker and Mary Jane were never married. The stories all still happened, but they were simply not married during those stories.

SOLICITATION: A solicitation is the description of an item as it appears in the Previews ordering catalog. It usually includes the title, creative team, page count, price, projected
release date, and a brief description of the content. If something is “advance solicited” then it is available to order, but won’t be released for up to a year rather than the usual two month lead time.

SUBSCRIPTION: The term subscription refers to the in-store subscription service through which customers make arrangements to have new releases held/ ordered for them so they do not have to risk an issue selling out because they are not able to make it to the shop specifically on new release day. Another term for subscription is preorder.

SUPPLIES – BAGS: Bags, as a noun, are the plastic (usually polypropylene, but they can be polyethelyne) bags specifically designed to protect and preserve comic books. Sizes range from current, silver age, golden age, and magazine. Bag, as a verb, refers to the act of putting comic books into bags and then sealing them shut with tape. Example: “How many comics did you bag last weekend?”

SUPPLIES – BOARD: Board refers to any size of the optional cardboard backing
that can be placed within the comic book bag to provide support to the comic
itself. Comic book bags and boards must be of the same type to be used effectively. Example: Current bags + Current Boards = Correct, Current bags + Silver age boards = Incorrect.

SUPPLIES – LONG BOX: The long comic box is the largest standard storage box
offered. It comes as one flat piece of cardboard that forms the box and one separate piece of cardboard that forms the lid. Relatively easy to assemble, the long comic book box holds approximately 300 unbagged and unboarded regular sized comic books.

SUPPLIES – SHORT BOX: The short comic box is the smallest standard comic
storage box. It is less than half the size of a long comic box, holding approximately less than half of what a long comic box can hold and it is constructed in the same fashion with two pieces of cardboard.

TRADE PAPERBACK: A trade paperback is simply a softcover collection of material that was originally released in individual issue form. Example: Watchmen is a trade paperback containing the story originally presented as twelve individual issues. In recent years the definitions of graphic novel, trade paperback, collected edition, and volume have become interchangeable as far as the general public is concerned. Purists will still differentiate these terms. The term paperback is also applicable when describing a trade paperback.

VARIANT COVER/ INCENTIVE VARIANT: A variant cover is simply a cover different from the standard release cover.  Sometimes this variant cover is available in a 50/50 ratio meaning that out of 100 copies, 50 will be one cover and 50 will be another cover. Other times variant covers will be more limited in frequency.  Example: This cover is available the ratio of 1 per every 25 copies that the store buys. Or if the store buys 100 copies then it can have access to 1 copy of a variant cover. That is a 1:100 copies variant cover.

VIRGIN VARIANT COVER: A virgin cover is the name given to a variant cover that features only the pure artwork uninterrupted by title logos, publisher banners, or creator credits.

 

DEFINITIONS TO COME:

ANNUAL

ERA – SILVER AGE

ERA – GOLDEN AGE

FOOTNOTE

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

MAXI-SERIES

MINI-SERIES (LIMITED)

NEW COMIC DAY

REBOOT

RELAUNCH

REPRINT

RE-ORDER

RUN

SPLASH PAGE

SUPPLIES – DRAWER BOX