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Week of March 19th - Volume 1 #588

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MODERN MASTERS 2017 on SALE

 You missed out on our SUPER DUPER MODERN MASTERS DEAL but don't be sad.

How much will it be?  We'll let you know when you show up. You've seen how awesome our pricing is.

You know us.  The deal will be GREAT but we've only got a limited supply so we're not quoting this over the phone.

Why?  Because we want our regular customers to get it, not the Money Grubbing Magic Resellers.

Don't Call.  Don't Email.  Don't Tweet or FB post.  Don't even ask till you get to the store.

As we run out of product the price will change so your price might not even be the same as your friends.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY NEWS IS ON THE WAY!

Saturday 6/11 from 10 am to 5 pm at the FCBD store

It's the ELEVENTH Official Free Comic Book Day for Jetpack Comics!

ALL THE DETAILS ARE ON THE MAIN FCBD PAGE

Magic the Gathering Amonket PreRelease & Booster Box Sale

A $20 PRE-RELEASE & $90 BOOSTER BOXES 

You DON'T NEED TO PREREGISTER & PRE-PAY.  YOU DON'T NEED TO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE.

Not a hoax.  Not a dream.  Every one of our Amonkhet Pre-Releases will be just $20 to play in with 2 packs per player going into the prize pool.

Cash, Credit Card, Store Credit, they all work for the Pre-Releases

Just show up about 1/2 an hour so you can register. 

 

  • Midnight 4/21 (actually 12:01 am 4/22) (sign up starts at 11:00 pm 4/21)
  • Noon 4/22 (sign up starts at 11:00 am 4/22)
  • 6:00 pm 4/22 (sign up starts at 5:00 pm 4/22)
  • Noon 4/23 - TWO HEADED GIANT so bring a partner (sign up starts at 11:00 am 4/23)
  • 5:00 pm 4/23 (sign up starts at 4:00 pm 4/23)

 

MTG: AMONKHET BOOSTER BOX SALE

Our cheapest day one Booster Boxes Ever - $90

No need to sign up ahead.  No need to pre-pay or pre-register!

We've NEVER sold out of a Magic booster box on release.  Ever!

We've got plenty of these coming so you hang onto your money and come see us when they come out.

Just show up on release day (4/28) and buy your booster boxes for only $90 each.

Buy 1 or 6 the price is the same per box.

Cash or Credit Card is no problem. 

Store Credit does not apply to the purchase of booster boxes at the reduced price. 

Store Credit is only applied at the retail price of an item.

 

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Pokemon Guardians Rising Prerelease!

Date:4/29

Registration: 2:30pm-3:15pm

Fee: $25 entry

 

POKEMON LEAGUE CUP CHALLENGE Saturday 4/22!

Registration begins at 10:15 am with first game at 11:30.

To help get you ready for regionals, this event will be a best 2 out of 3 event! Plan accordingly.  Thank you

Be sure you have your deck list with you!
Pre-printed (not handwritten) deck lists earn an extra raffle ticket!
What can you win?  You'll have to wait & see!


Fees:

  • MASTERS $25
  • SENIORS $25
  • JUNIORS $20

Pokemon League Cup Challenge will be Single Elimination till cut, then double elimination for top rounds.

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The first D&D Adventurers League season 6 epic premieres April 15th!

Don't miss out on this HIGHLY interactive multiple table adventure! Help Jetpack have the biggest event they've ever hosted!

Don't miss out on this HIGHLY interactive multiple table adventure! Help Jetpack have the biggest event they've ever hosted!

This event is 100% free!

Spots are limited so RVSP as soon as possible! Grab a pregenerated character or bring one of your own! Character levels 1-10 are all welcome to play!

*****We will be running events ALL DAY starting at 10am! Make sure you get there early to get in on the action!

Khundrukar held many fine implements of war in its heyday, many of them now lost to time. Clues point to some of the long dead Master Smith Durgeddin’s handy work in the service of sinister forces that bid their time deep in the Underdark. Reclaim the riches of Khundrukar from the darkness if you dare!

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We've got Trigger Devils in stock!

We've got Trigger Devils in stock!

Be at the top of your game with Trigger Devils!

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Tales from the Yawning Portal is now available for Pre-order!

Tales from the Yawning Portal is now available for Pre-order!

Dread tales told in the dead of night!

When the shadows grow long in Waterdeep and the fireplace in the taproom of the Yawning Portal dims to a deep crimson glow, adventurers from across the Forgotten Realms, and even from other worlds, spin tales and spread rumors of dark dungeons and lost treasures. Some of the yarns overheard by Durnan, the barkeep of the Yawning Portal, are inspired by places and events in far-flung lands from across the D&D multiverse, and these tales have been collected into a single volume.

Within this tome are seven of the most compelling dungeons from the 40+ year history of Dungeons & Dragons. Some are classics that have hosted an untold number of adventurers, while others are some of the most popular adventures ever printed.

 

 Pre-order for Pick Up Today - Tales from the Yawning Portal   - $49.99

Jetpack is part of International Tabletop Day 2017!

Join us April 29th for International Tabletop Day 2017!

That's right, another International Table Top Day is upon us, and we're takin part in it!

We'll have tons of different events going on throughout the day for you to take part in! Keep your eyes peeled on this page and on Facebook  for more info as it becomes available!

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Live Free or Fight Every Monday!

Live Free and Fight Weekly! 

Mondays at 4pm
Since we all meet up quite often, we thought it would be great to have a weekly meet up!  If the interest grows, we may run a small brackets. We're focusing on Street Fighter V, but this will be a good place to learn to King of Fighters XIV, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, and Smash bros. Melee and 4 as well. Casual set ups galore!

Bring your set ups and your friends, we've got a lot of work to do to!

Jetpack's Upcoming Events




New Comics Coming out March 22nd!

CHECK OUT OUR NEW COVER PREVIEW 

WHAT'S FREE AT THE MEGASTORE THIS WEDNESDAY
COMIC SHOP NEWS   #1553 
X-MEN GOLD #1 POSTCARDS 
 
NEW FUNNY BOOKS ARRIVING ON WEDNESDAY
ACTION COMICS #975
ACTION COMICS #976
ACTION COMICS #976 VAR ED
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #18
ALTERS #5 
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #5
ANNO DRACULA #1 (OF 5) CVR A MCCAFFREY 
ANNO DRACULA #1 (OF 5) CVR B MANDRAKE 
ANNO DRACULA #1 (OF 5) CVR C WILLIAMSON 
ANNO DRACULA #1 (OF 5) CVR D ZORNOW 
AOD XENA FOREVER AND A DAY #6 (OF 6) CVR B 10 COPY INCV
BATGIRL #9
BATGIRL #9 VAR ED
BATMAN 66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN 77 #3 (OF 6)
BATMAN BEYOND #6
BATMAN BEYOND #6 VAR ED
BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES #5 (OF 6)
BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES #5 (OF 6) 10 COPY INCV 
BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES #5 (OF 6) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
BIRTHRIGHT #23 
BLACK HAMMER #7 LEMIRE VAR
BLACK HAMMER #7 ORMSTON MAIN
BLACK PANTHER #12
BLACK PANTHER #12 RIVERA CONNECTING VAR
BLACK PANTHER #12 TORQUE VENOMIZED VAR
BLACK ROAD #8 
BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 CVR A DOE
BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 CVR B KANO
BLUE BEETLE #7
BLUE BEETLE #7 VAR ED
BRUTAL NATURE CONCRETE FURY #1 (OF 5)
BRUTAL NATURE CONCRETE FURY #1 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
BTVS SEASON 11 #5 MAIN MORRIS CVR
BTVS SEASON 11 #5 VAR JEANTY CVR
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #14
CLANDESTINO #6 
CLANDESTINO #6 
CURSE WORDS #1 3RD PTG 
CURSE WORDS #1 CVR D GLITTER WIZARD CAT VAR  
CURSE WORDS #2 2ND PTG 
CURSE WORDS #3 CVR A BROWNE 
CURSE WORDS #3 CVR B RIVERA 
DEATHSTROKE #15
DEATHSTROKE #15 VAR ED
DEEPAK CHOPRAS BEYOND #2
DEPT H #12
DESCENDER #20 
DETECTIVE COMICS #953
DETECTIVE COMICS #953 VAR ED
DISNEY FROZEN #6 
DISNEY PIXAR CARS #2
DISNEY PRINCESS #9
DOCTOR STRANGE PUNISHER MAGIC BULLETS #4 (OF 4)
DOCTOR WHO 12TH YEAR TWO #15 CVR A IANNICIELLO
DOOM PATROL #5 
DOOM PATROL #5 VAR ED 
DRAGONFLY AND THE GLOBAL GUARDIANS #1
ELEKTRA #2
EVIL HEROES #6 (OF 6) CVR A SALAZAR 
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #20
FEW #3 
FLASH #19
FLASH #19 VAR ED
FOOLKILLER #5
FUTURE QUEST #11
FUTURE QUEST #11 VAR ED
GAMORA #4
GAMORA #4 HANS VENOMIZED VAR
GHOSTBUSTERS 101 #1
GHOSTBUSTERS 101 #1 SUBSCRIPTION VAR A
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #237
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #237 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #4 CVR A CHEN
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #4 CVR B REYES
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #4 CVR C REI
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #17
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #17 VAR ED
HELENA CRASH #1 (OF 5)
HELENA CRASH #1 (OF 5) 10 COPY INCV 
HELENA CRASH #1 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
HELLBLAZER #8
HELLBLAZER #8 VAR ED
HULK #4
HULK #4 LUPACCHINO VENOMIZED VAR
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #5
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #5 LEONARDI VENOMIZED VAR
INVISIBLE HANDS #1 (OF 3)
IRON FIST #1
IRON FIST #1
IRON FIST #1 ANDREWS HIP HOP VAR
IRON FIST #1 PERKINS VAR
JIM HENSON STORYTELLER GIANTS #4
JUDGE DREDD CRY OF THE WEREWOLF
JUDGE DREDD CRY OF THE WEREWOLF SUBSCRIPTION VAR
JUDGE DREDD DEVIATIONS
JUDGE DREDD DEVIATIONS MASH-UP VAR
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #1 (OF 12) 2ND PTG
KISS #6 CVR A PARILLO
KISS #6 CVR B WILSON
KISS #6 CVR C PHOTO
KISS #6 CVR D 10 COPY PARILLO VIRGIN INCV 
KISS #6 CVR E 15 COPY WILSON VIRGIN INCV 
KISS #6 CVR F 25 COPY PHOTO VIRGIN INCV 
LADY MECHANIKA LA DAMA DE LA MUERTE #1 (OF 3) MAIN CVRS
LETTER 44 #31
LOONEY TUNES #236
LOOSE ENDS #3 (OF 4) 
LUMBERJANES #36
MAGDALENA #1
MAGDALENA #1 CVR B WOMENS HISTORY MONTH CHARITY VAR
MICHAEL RECYCLE #1 (OF 4)
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #17
MOTHER PANIC #5 
MOTHER PANIC #5 VAR ED 
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #52
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #52 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
NANCY DREW HARDY BOYS #1 CVR G 40 COPY HACK INCV 
OPTIMUS PRIME #5
OPTIMUS PRIME #5 SUBSCRIPTION VAR A
OPTIMUS PRIME #5 SUBSCRIPTION VAR B
POWERLESS #1
PROWLER #6
REBELS THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES #1
REBORN #5 CVR A CAPULLO 
REBORN #5 CVR B CAPULLO 
REICH #5 (OF 12) 
RINGSIDE #9 
ROCKET RACCOON #4
SAVAGE DRAGON #222 
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #24
SEVEN TO ETERNITY GIANT SIZED ARTISTS PROOF ED
SHUTTER #28 
SIMPSONS COMICS #238
SPIDER-GWEN #18
SPIDER-GWEN #18 CAMPBELL VENOMIZED VAR
SPREAD #20 
STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN VOL 2 #4
STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN VOL 2 #4 10 COPY INCV 
STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN VOL 2 #4 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #2 (OF 5)
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #2 (OF 5) AJA VAR
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #2 
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #2 SUBSCRIPTION SYGH CVR 
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #22 
STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED ANNUAL #1 CVR C 10 COPY HOMAGE INCV
SUICIDE SQUAD #1 DIRECTORS CUT 
SUICIDE SQUAD #14
SUICIDE SQUAD #14 VAR ED
TEEN TITANS #6
TEEN TITANS #6 VAR ED
TMNT ONGOING #68 
TMNT ONGOING #68 10 COPY INCV  
TMNT ONGOING #68 SUBSCRIPTION VAR 
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE MOVIE ADAPTATION
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE MOVIE ADAPTATION SUBSCRIPTION VAR
ULTIMATES 2 #5
UNCANNY INHUMANS #20 IVX
UNDERWINTER #1 CVR A FAWKES 
UNDERWINTER #1 CVR B LEMIRE 
UNWORTHY THOR #5 (OF 5)
UNWORTHY THOR #5 (OF 5) STEVENS VAR
UNWORTHY THOR #5 (OF 5) YU VAR
VIOLENT LOVE #5 CVR A SANTOS 
VIOLENT LOVE #5 CVR B SANTOS 
WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #20 NEWSSTAND ED
WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #20 PX ED
WILL EISNER SPIRIT CORPSE MAKERS #2 (OF 5) CVR A FRANCAVILLA
WILL EISNER SPIRIT CORPSE MAKERS #2 (OF 5) CVR B 10 COPY INC
WONDER WOMAN #19
WONDER WOMAN #19 VAR ED
WWE #3 15 COPY INCV ZERILLI NOW CVR 
WWE #3 MAIN CVR
WWE #3 RAW WOMENS CHAMPIONSHIP BELT FOIL PARTY VAR 
WWE #3 UNLOCK ACTION FIGURE VAR
WWE #3 UNLOCK ROYAL RUMBLE CONNECTING VAR
WYNONNA EARP LEGENDS EARP SISTERS #3 (OF 4)
WYNONNA EARP LEGENDS EARP SISTERS #3 (OF 4) SUB VAR A
WYNONNA EARP LEGENDS EARP SISTERS #3 (OF 4) SUB VAR B
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 CVR A LAROSA
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 CVR B ROCAFORT
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 CVR D 20 COPY INCV INTERLOCK SUAYAN
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 CVR E 50 COPY INCV X-O ICON JONES
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION 
 
NEW BOOKS / TRADES / HCS / COLLECTIONS / ETC
ASSIGNMENT TP
BATGIRL TP VOL 01 BEYOND BURNSIDE (REBIRTH)
BATMAN BY BRIAN K VAUGHAN TP
CIVIL WAR II FALLOUT TP
CYBORG TP VOL 01 THE IMITATION OF LIFE (REBIRTH)
DARTH VADER & FAMILY COLORING BOOK (C: 1-1-0)
DEADPOOL TOO SOON TP
DMZ TP BOOK 03  
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS PELLUCIDAR AT EARTHS CORE TP 
FLINTSTONES TP VOL 01
GFT ADULT COLORING BOOK DIFFERENT SEASONS ED
GRIMM FAIRY TALES STEAMPUNK TP
IRON FIST TP BOOK OF CHANGES
LEGEND OF ZELDA BREATH OF THE WILD STRATEGY GUIDE HC (C: 0-1
LEGEND OF ZELDA BREATH OF THE WILD STRATEGY GUIDE SC (C: 0-1
NIGHT RAVEN FROM MARVEL UK VAULTS TP
OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING TP VOL 01 
ROGUE ONE STAR WARS STORY OFFICIAL MISSION DEBRIEF HC
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 05 ONLY SQUIRREL IN WORLD
UNCANNY AVENGERS UNITY TP VOL 03 CIVIL WAR II
WARREN THE 13TH & WHISPERING WOODS YA NOVEL (C: 0-1-0)
WOLVERINE VS PUNISHER TP
 
NEW TOYS / TRINKETS / BAUBLES / FUN
BATMAN ANIMATED NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES CATWOMAN AF
BATMAN ANIMATED NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES RIDDLER AF
DC REBIRTH JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION FIGURE 7 PACK
DC SUICIDE SQUAD HARLEY QUINN WOBBLER VIN FIGURE (SEP168481)
FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDYS FREDDY LIFE-SIZE FOAM REPLICA  (
HGBF GUNDAM BITTER SWEEET BROWN PETIT G GUY 1/144 MDL KIT (N
HGBF GUNDAM SODA POP BLUE PETIT G GUY 1/144 MDL KIT  (C
LEGACY LEAGUE OF LEGENDS ZED AF (OCT168581) (C: 1-1-0)
MARVEL EMOJI 144PC BUTTON ASST  
MARVEL ICONS 144PC BUTTON ASST  
MINECRAFT MINE-KESHI CHARACTER BOX FIG INNER CS  (C: 1-
MINECRAFT MINE-KESHI WOOD PLANK & GLASS BLOCK SET  (C:
NINTENDO MICRO FIG BMB WV2 DIS  
POCKET POP GOTG VOL 2 ROCKET RACCOON FIG KEYCHAIN 
POP LEAGUE OF LEGENDS VI VINYL FIG (OCT168591) 
POP POWERPUFF GIRLS BLOSSOM VINYL FIG 
POP RED SONJA VINYL FIGURE (SEP168205) 
POP RESIDENT EVIL LICKER VINYL FIG (SEP168919) 
POP STAR WARS ROGUE ONE K-2SO VINYL FIG 
STREET FIGHTER II MUSCLE FIGURES PACK A  
STREET FIGHTER II MUSCLE FIGURES PACK B  
STREET FIGHTER II MUSCLE FIGURES PACK C  
STREET FIGHTER II MUSCLE FIGURES PACK D  
WALKING DEAD FIG MAG #26 NEGAN 
 
WHAT CAME IN LATE IN THE WEEK
ACTION COMICS #975
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #18
ANGRY BIRDS COMICS (2016) #12
ANGRY BIRDS FLIGHT SCHOOL #1
BACK TO THE FUTURE #17
BATMAN #17
BATMAN #17 VAR ED
BATMAN & ROBIN TP VOL 05 THE BIG BURN (N52)
BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52)
BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52)
BEDTIME STORIES FOR IMPRESSIONABLE CHILDREN #1 HOME SWEET HO
BLACK HAMMER #3
CAPTAIN KID #2 
CHIMERA BRIGADE #3 (OF 4) CVR B QUALANO
CHRIS SAMNEE DAREDEVIL ARTIST ED HC  
COPPERHEAD #11
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER TP LAST SHOTS
DC MARVEL CROSSOVER CLASSICS TP VOL 02
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS TP VOL 01 FINALS CRISIS
DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW
DEADPOOL TP VOL 03 GOOD BAD AND UGLY NOW
DEADPOOL TP VOL 05 WEDDING OF DEADPOOL NOW
DEADPOOL TP VOL 08 ALL GOOD THINGS
DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 02 END OF ERROR
DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 03 DEADPOOL VS SABRETOOTH
DISNEY FROZEN #1
EARTH 2 SOCIETY #22
FEAR ITSELF TP
FROSTBITE #5 (OF 6) 
FROSTBITE #5 (OF 6) 
FROSTBITE #5 (OF 6) 
GFT PRESENTS APOCALYPSE #5 CVR A GOH 
GFT VAN HELSING COVER GALLERY #1 CVR A GREEN
GFT VAN HELSING VS THE MUMMY OF AMUN RA #1 (OF 5) CVR A CHEN
GFT VAN HELSING VS THE MUMMY OF AMUN RA #2 (OF 5) CVR A OTER
GREEN HORNET REIGN OF DEMON #2 (OF 4) CVR B MARQUES
HEAD LOPPER TP VOL 01 ISLAND OR A PLAGUE OF BEASTS 
INVINCIBLE HC VOL 08 ULTIMATE COLL
JIM HENSON STORYTELLER GIANTS #2
JIM HENSON STORYTELLER GIANTS #3
JOHN CARTER THE END #1 CVR A BROWN
JOHN CARTER THE END #1 CVR A BROWN
JUGHEAD #11 CVR C VAR DAVID WILLIAMS
JUGHEAD #12 CVR B VAR ERIN HUNTING
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #6 (OF 6)
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #6 (OF 6)
LOW TP VOL 02 BEFORE THE DAWN BURNS US
LOW TP VOL 03 SHORE OF THE DYING LIGHT 
LUMBERJANES #34
LUMBERJANES #34
LUMBERJANES #35
MASK MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND #3
MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #4 (OF 6)
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #2
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #2
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #16
MS MARVEL TP VOL 02 GENERATION WHY
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #30 ROM VAR
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #31
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #31 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #32
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #32 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #33
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #33 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #35
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #35
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #36
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #37
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #48
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #49
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #50
NEW AVENGERS BY BENDIS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01
NIGHTS DOMINION #2 
NIGHTS DOMINION #4 
NIGHTWING #16
OCCUPY AVENGERS #4
OPTIMUS PRIME #4
PETER DAVID ARTFUL #3 CVR A NEUBERT
POP MARVEL BLACK BOLT PX BLUE VINYL FIGURE 
POP MARVEL IRON FIST PX VIN FIG 
RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY 
RAT QUEENS TP VOL 03 DEMONS 
RICK & MORTY #23 
SAVAGE #4 (OF 4) CVR A LAROSA
SCARLET PREM HC 
SCARLET WITCH #15
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #10
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #22
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #23
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #78
SPONGEBOB COMICS #64
STAR TREK NEW VISIONS 1971 48602
STAR TREK NEW VISIONS A SCENT OF GHOSTS
STAR TREK NEW VISIONS MISTER CHEKOV
STAR TREK NEW VISIONS OF WOMAN BORN
SURGEON X #6 
THE FOREVERS #2 
TMNT 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL 2ND PTG (PP #1127)
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #2
TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE #7
TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE #7
VISION TP VOL 01 LITTLE WORSE THAN MAN
VISION TP VOL 02 LITTLE BETTER THAN BEAST
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 10 
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG)
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 16 A LARGER WORLD 
WITCHER TP VOL 01 HOUSE OF GLASS
WOLVERINE EPIC COLLECTION TP MADRIPOOR NIGHTS
WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 00 WARZONES

 

Jon's Righteous Comic Reviews (or you name this column chum)

Comic Review:American Gods: Shadows #1

 

STL035995American Gods: Shadows #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

With the upcoming TV adaptation coming our way, it was only a matter of time until someone decided to adapt Neil Gaiman’s American Gods in comic book form. Picking up the adaptation torch is Dark Horse Comics, who’ve had a long relationship with Gaiman’s work in the past. With longtime Gaiman collaborator P Craig Russell and artist Scott Hampton pitching in, American Gods: Shadows is a good adaptation for those who have never read the original novel before, but if you have, there’s not a lot of new things brought to the table.

Shadow Moon is on the tail end of a jail sentence. The idea of returning home to his wife and restarting his life has dominated his thoughts for the last 3 years he’s been in prison. But just days before he’s set to be released, Moon receives some tragic news, leaving him extremely lost, until he finds Mr. Wednesday, who’s offering a job for Shadow Moon, and will reveal things about our world that Moon could never imagine.

Shadows is one of the more straight-forward adaptations of a book I’ve ever seen. Using excerpts from Gaiman’s book as the caption boxes, Russell is able to create a comic that is really faithful to the original story. This was helpful for me, as I read American Gods about a decade ago and remember only snippets of it, but for die hard Gaiman maniacs it might make for a bit of a boring read.  Not only that, but the opening page that sets up the book tells you exactly what happens before you even read the issue, and it’s much more spoilery than my description above.

Scott Hampton has a loose style that works well for the prison scenes in Shadows, but when he needs to showcase busy airports or airplanes it falls flat. Hampton’s style is simply too loose to accurately portray these aspects of the story, and while his facial expressions look great on Shadow,  his Mr. Wednesday barely shows any movement when he’s supposed to be charming or menacing.

American Gods: Shadows makes me wonder what audience Dark Horse is looking for with this adaptation. Are they trying to attract the die hard Neil Gaiman fans that buy everything he writes, or are they trying to appeal to people who might want to check out the story before the show airs? Either way, this approach isn’t the best, as it ruins the main aspect of the story to new readers, and runs the risk of being too boring for those that have read it before. If you’ve never read the original story before, you’re honestly better off just picking up the novel.

Comic Review: Amazing Spider-Man #25!

 

The Amazing Spider-Man #25 (Marvel Comics) Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_4_25_Textless

Now that Clone Conspiracy has wrapped up, you’d probably think that Dan Slott would want to let Peter Parker take a little breather. Well, you’re wrong, as Amazing Spider-Man #25 features not only the start of a new, Norman Osborn-focused story line, but also features Stuart Immonen on art duties. Knowing that Immonen and Osborn is a big draw, the House of Ideas has decided to make this issue double sized, and cost you TEN BUCKS. But even with all of the extra bonus stories tacked on, is this new issue of Spidey worth the cash?

Surprisingly, yes. While a $10 price tag is nothing to take lightly, the main story here is full of a ton of awesome moments. After learning that Norman Osborn is back and operating in South America, Spider-Man and Mockingbird decide to take him down. However, Osborn has become harder to pin down, thanks to experimental plastic surgery that allows him to change his appearance at any moment, and use different decoys around the world. When the South American gang lord ends up being one of the decoys, Spidey and Mockingbird head to China to follow another Osborn lead.

Espionage is a surprisingly good fit for Spider-Man, and while I haven’t been the biggest fan of this new “Tony Stark” take on Spider-Man, it really works with this issue. Dan Slott keeps the action and momentum going from page one, and the use of Osborn and his decoys is really interesting. Not only that, but the pairing of Spidey and Mockingbird is really entertaining, and Slott playing up the idea of a possible Spidey/Mockingbird romance is something that I really hope plays out in future issues.

Much has been made about Stuart Immonen’s arrival on this title, and it definitely lives up to the hype. Immonen’s long been a favorite of mine, and seeing his art style on Spider-Man, especially in one with this much action, is really awesome. While some of his pages look a little rushed at times, the action sequences are so well done that it doesn’t even matter.

There’s a ton of extra back up stories in Amazing Spider-Man #25, and all of them are pretty skippable, except for one. I won’t spoil it here, but suffice to say I am VERY interested in where this revelation will go, and how it will impact Spidey and his core group of characters once this storyline wraps up (and how it will play into Secret Empire as well).  While dropping a Hamilton on one single comic is a pretty tough pill to swallow, if you’re a big Spidey fan, it’s worth it.

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Volume 6, Issue 10

“Let’s Talk About X, Baby”

Yes, this is another column about Logan. But more specifically, it’s about the impact that Logan, Deadpool, and FX’s Legion show have had on the X-Men franchise at Fox. All three of these properties are wildly different, but they share three things: they’re entertaining, have a very clear vision, and are completely different from any other X-Men product Fox has produced.  In an entertainment world that has valued the idea of “shared universes”, you would think that this strategy would work counter for the studio, but I honestly thing it’s emboldened them to try new things, and maybe even show Fox that there’s no need for the X-Men movies to try and copy what Marvel and Warner Bros are doing.  

I mean, it’s not like Fox was doing very well at setting up an X-Men universe to begin with. I’ll spare you from reading me go through the long (and confusing) timeline of the Fox X-Men universe again, but trust me when I say that whatever ideas of a shared universe to come from X-Men: Apocalypse clearly didn’t work. After all of the good will that First Class and Days of Future Past gave Fox and First Class  producer/DOFP director Bryan Singer, it was pretty quickly squandered in Apocalypse. It’s clear that Fox wanted Apocalypse to be the next installment of the new movie universe after DOFP, but too much of it just didn’t add up with the movie that came before it and the new timeline that it started.

Plus the addition of Deadpool to the franchise doesn’t help clear much up either. From a Colossus that is clearly very different from the one we saw in X2 and The Last Stand to poking fun at Origins’ use of Merc with a Mouth, it’s pretty easy to make the claim that Deadpool in no way, shape, or form is a part of the new universe. But for a character like Deadpool, that’s completely fine. Hell, it worked in that movie’s favor, as it allowed Wade Wilson to take shots at the wonkiness of the franchise’s timelines.

The latest addition to the X-Men franchise weirdness is Legion, which is a fantastic series that makes illusions to a larger mutant world without being too direct (David Haller is the son of Charles Xavier after all). But while Legion may make you wonder about how it directly ties into the movies, it’s not something that matters at all. In fact, Legion being separate from the movies benefits the show, as it allows show runner Noah Hawley to really dig deep into X-Men lore and focus on characters that people wouldn’t get the chance to see before.

Of course, I promised I’d talk about Logan, and despite probably repeating myself, the strength of that movie is just how damn bleak it is, while remaining hopeful. It’s a movie that is clearly made with a lot of input from Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold, and it’s obvious that they were given a lot of free reign to tell the story how they wanted to, and they created something that has a huge emotional impact, regardless of how many X-Men movies you’ve seen.

If Fox really DOES want to give the shared universe a real try, they could do worse than using Deadpool as the new entry point character. His movie is clearly the biggest success that  the studio has had, and people really responded to Ryan Reynolds. Plus, now that Hugh Jackman is done, he’s the only star they have left.  But one of the benefits of Deadpool, Legion, and Logan is that you could watch any one of these with no prior knowledge of the X-Men franchise at all. Sure, Logan may not leave as much of an impact on you that way, but you’d still be able to pick up on every major beat that’s in the movie. Maybe this singular vision method of handling the X-Men property is Fox’s new take on future movies. While they’d lose out on people who are looking for another universe or connected films, it might also be a gamble that pays off, as there are a LOT of “shared universes” being thrown at audiences now, and by making each film stand on its own, you potentially open up to a wider audience who otherwise may have been afraid that they missed out on something important from a previous movie. It remains to be seen if this is Fox’s plan, but for now I’m just happy that we have some solid non-comic X-Men entertainment again.

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