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Week of June 18th Volume 1 #600

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Magic the Gathering Commander Anthology now on sale for $125!

 

This is the steal of the century. These bad boys usually go for $169.99.   

Why the deal you may ask? Well, it's  because love you Magic-lovin' buggers, that's why.

Supply and deal are both limited cause these are going quick.

Monthly Mario Kart Tournaments begin at Jetpack Comics!

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That's right, everyone's favorite kart racing game has arrived! Starting June 28th, we'll be holding monthly Mario Kart 8 tournaments! Come compete against your friends and prove your the top race in NH!

Full details:
Day: Wednesday June 28th
Time: 5:30pm
Entry: $5
Prizes will be paid out to top 4 in store credit and are based on attendance.

You are responsible for bringing your own controller, however there may be a few laoners on hand. Never count on it though.

We couldn't be more excited to bring you this series of tournaments every month! Want to see an older Mario Kart played? Want to see a tournament for YOUR favorite game? Email us at jetpackcomics@gmail.com!

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DISPLAY AND SELL YOUR ART AT ROCHESTER'S NEWEST GALLERY, CURATED BY JETPACK COMICS

 The Rochester Performance and Art Center needs your best works!

Jetpack Comics is the official sponsor of the Rochester Performance & Arts Center (RPAC) Art Gallery & Welcome Center, and we get to curate the gallery!  Located right across the street from Jetpack, we're reaching out to all of our artistic friends.  That's where you come in.

They've got thousands of linear feet of space we need to fill with framed art, and we want you!  It's simple (kind of).

The Theme is FRIENDS OF THE ARTS (it should be Jetpack's Friends of the Arts) so it's wide open to whatever you have, that you'd like to display with us. The requirements are simple.  The art must be all ages appropriate & must be framed and ready to hang, if appropriate for the piece.  Sculptures would need to be presented with a pedestal.  Larger pieces can be accommodated on the floor but you should provide something to set it on.

That's it.  You can submit as many pieces as you would like, for consideration.  Just email the images of what you'd like to display and we'll let you know what we can accept.

Email Us

 

We'll let you know, you get it to us and we hang it!

As with many galleries you can make your art available for sale and we'll even have some space for you to sell prints, and the like. 
Be sure you have some type of signage that includes the title of the piece, your name and contact info as well as your asking price.

We will fill the gallery from front to back as the work comes in, so the sooner we hear from you, the sooner you can have your work hung.

There will be a soft grand opening that you'll be invited to attend (aprx 7/20) followed by a Grand Opening and Art Auction you can be a part of in early September.

That's it!  The non-profit venue gets a 30% commission for any sales.  You can take your art back whenever you want or leave it to be part of the auction - more of that to come.

Feel free to share this with any of your artist friends.  The sooner we hear from you the sooner your work gets displayed

ABOUT THE ROCHESTER PERFORMANCE ARTS CENTER

 

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Magic PPTQ Pro Tour 2018 #1

Magic PPTQ Pro Tour 2018 #1
Date: July 15
Time: 10am registration, 11 am start
Cost: $40

 

 

Join us at Jetpack Comics on Saturday, July 15 for our sealed PPTQ for Pro Tour #1 of 2018!. Registration starts at 10am and deck construction begins at 11am. There will be Swiss rounds based on attendance and a Top 8 draft (as long as there are at least 9 players in the main event). Cost is $40 per player.

 


RSVP ONLINE

THE ALFRED THOMAS CATALFO FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO THE ROCHESTER OPERA HOUSE

We are thrilled to announce the online premiere of our short film, SPLIT TICKET.

Featuring his newest award winning film, Split Ticket, and some old favorites.

Saturday, August 5th, Award winning screen writer and director, Alfred Thomas Catalfo, brings his catalog of short films to the Rochester Opera House.  Featuring his latest short, Split Ticket, and an array of some of his classics.  Don't miss this great evening with one of the Seacoast's premiere film makers.

Heroclix: Avengers/ Defenders war release day OP!

Heroclix

Avengers/ Defenders war release day OP!

June 24th @ 5:30pm
 
 
Sealed/Constructed Hybrid!

Bring one clix figure up to 150pts. and buy one booster ( your choice) and build a 300pt. team to compete in a 3 round swiss style event for the LE Man Without Fear clix!
1st and fellowship gets the prize!
Buy-in= One 5 fig booster pack or 5 Gravity feed packs.

 

 

Japanese Trading Card Games invade Sunday Afternoons at Jetpack Comics!

JTCG SUNDAYS!

Do you love Japanese Trading Card Games? So do we! We couldn't be more exited to bring you the latest HOT series of events at Jetpack, JTCG Sundays!

  • Sunday JTCG Events Starting 5/21!
  • Cardfight Vanguard? You know it. 12:30pm $5 entry
  • Pokemon? Well duh. 1pm $5 entry
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!? Yup. 2:30pm, $5 entry.
  • Force of Will? Absolutely. 4pm FREE
  • MORE? Much more on the way!


We aim to bring you a FULL day of your favorite games from the East, and provide a tight-knit community experience for fans of everything Anime and JTCG'S. We'll be bringing you HUGE events (like our semi-annual, 50+ player Cardfight tournament series!), tons of bonus prizes, and demo's of upcoming games from across the Pacific! Stop by and win a full days worth of prizes for every game, or pick and choose your favorites to compete in. It's up to you!


 

 

Magic the Gathering Hour of Devastation Prerelease

A $20 PRE-RELEASE & $90 BOOSTER BOXES

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 Hour of Devastation 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 7/07 (actually 12:01 am 7/08) (sign up starts at 11:00 pm 7/07)
  • Noon 7/08 (sign up starts at 11:00 am 7/08)
  • 6:00 pm 7/08 (sign up starts at 5:00 pm 7/08)
  • Noon 7/09 - TWO HEADED GIANT so bring a partner (sign up starts at 11:00 am 7/09)
  • 5:00 pm 7/09 (sign up starts at 4:00 pm 7/09)
 

MTG: HOUR OF DEVASTATION 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 (7/14) 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.
 

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Pokemon League Cup comin' up!

Pokemon TCG Burning Shadows Prerelease

Saturday 7/29
$25
Registration 10:15-11:00
Join us and play the newest expansion of the Pokemon TCG before it hits the shelves!! Each player gets a special prerelease deck box, prerelease promo, and 7 packs altogether of the newest expansion. Players that do not stay for the event get 4 packs instead of 7. This is a great event for beginners or players who are nervous about competitive play-- there are no losers in this tournament! Everyone gets the same thing.

You don't have to bring anything to play with us but we do suggest having 40 sleeves or buying some with us to protect your shiny new cards.

RSV ONLINE

THE JETPACK COMICS MEGA APP IS LIVE FOR IOS & ANDROID NOW!

APPLE APP STORE

In the Apple ap store search Jetpack Comics & the Jetpack Comics Mega Ap will come up.

Go ahead - install it.

 

ANDROID USERS

Okay Andorid users!  Head on over to the Google Play Store and get that Jetpack Mega Ap downloaded and ready for FCBD updates, news & deals.  Be sure you allow PUSH notifications or you'll miss out on even more Jetpack Comics fun.  They may be slow but they Google finally realized how awesome we are.

Download the android version!

 

ABOUT THE APP

Why?  You'll get access to our limited understanding of interacting with the App world!  Very limited understanding.
You'll care because this is where you will get special news and info.

The Jetpack Comics Mega App.  Now in the Apple App store & Google Play for free.  Yes, allow it to send you notifications.  Yes, allow it to know your location.  Yes, let it access your microphone and speaker and YES let it make you a burrito.

For the first time in our eleven years of existence we are only 5 years behind the curve!  Get on board with the Jetpack Comics Mega App.  You won't be sorry.

 

SO YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE LOCATING THE NOTIFICATIONS IN OUR MEGA APP?

Well here's a tip to help you

The first complaint we heard about the Jetpack Comics Mega Ap (available for iOS and soon for Android) is that you can't find the notifications after the go off screen.  Try this, pick any one of the app's sections and click on it.  Now click the menu icon (top right - it's three stacked dots).  Now you should see the notifications section.

Starfinder is coming and now is your opportunity to secure your copy of the core books on release day!

Take your favorite fantasy RPG to the stars!

Take your favorite fantasy RPG to the stars!

Set thousands of years in Pathfinder's future, Starfinder is a stand-alone roleplaying game evolved from the Pathfinder rules and designed to bring you a whole new universe of science fantasy adventures. Play alien races both new and familiar as you explore the mysteries of a weird galaxy. Will you be an android assassin fulfilling corporate contracts, or a plucky ratfolk mechanic? A spellhacking lashunta technomancer, or a rakish human pilot? Uncountable worlds are waiting for you and your intrepid crew!

Click on this link and let us know what books you want!

 

Don't miss out on your first chance to play the game on Free RPG Day this year!  Schedule will be posted soon!

freerpgday.com

Jetpack's Upcoming Events




New Comics Coming out June 28th!

CHECK OUT OUR NEW COVER PREVIEW 

FREE AT THE MEGASTORE THIS WEEK
COMIC SHOP NEWS 90CT BUNDLE #1567
SCHICK HYDROBOT PROMO COMIC 
MARVEL PREVIEWS #24 JULY 2017 EXTRAS
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #209

YOU SHOULD BE READNG THIS MAGAZINE
PREVIEWS #346 JULY 2017

NEW FUNNY BOOKS ARRIVING ON WEDNESDAY
ACTION COMICS #982
ACTION COMICS #982 VAR ED
ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY ANNUAL #1 MORA VAR SE
ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY ANNUAL #1 SE
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #29 SE
ASTRO CITY #45
BANKSHOT #1
BATGIRL #12
BATGIRL #12 VAR ED
BATMAN 66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN 77 #6 (OF 6)
BATMAN BEYOND #9
BATMAN BEYOND #9 VAR ED
BATMAN ELMER FUDD SPECIAL #1
BATMAN ELMER FUDD SPECIAL #1 VAR ED
BATMAN THE SHADOW #3 (OF 6)
BATMAN THE SHADOW #3 (OF 6) RISSO VAR ED
BATMAN THE SHADOW #3 (OF 6) SALE VAR ED
BEAUTIFUL CANVAS #1 CVR A KIVELA
BEAUTIFUL CANVAS #1 CVR B WARD
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #4
BLACK MAGICK #6 CVR A SCOTT
BLACK MAGICK #6 CVR B SHARPE
BLACK MAGICK #6 CVR C PRIDE MONTH VAR
BLACK PANTHER #15
BLACK PANTHER #15 MCKELVIE CONNECTING VAR C
BLOOD BROTHERS #1 CVR A CABA
BLUE BEETLE #10
BLUE BEETLE #10 VAR ED
CABLE #2
CABLE #2
CABLE #2 MALIN VAR
CLUE #1
CLUE #1 SUBSCRIPTION VAR A
CLUE #1 SUBSCRIPTION VAR B
CONAN THE SLAYER #10
DAREDEVIL #22
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #9 (OF 9) COLLECTORS EDITION
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #9 (OF 9) COLLECTORS EDITION
DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #5 (OF 5)
DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #5 (OF 5) STEGMAN VAR
DEFENDERS #2
DEFENDERS #2
DEFENDERS #2 BIANCHI VAR
DETECTIVE COMICS #959
DETECTIVE COMICS #959 VAR ED
DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME #9
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE SPECIAL #46 TOYS AND GAMES
DREGS #4
DUCK AVENGER #5
DUCK AVENGER #5 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #1 (OF 5)
EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #1 (OF 5)
EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #1 (OF 5) LIM VAR
ELEANOR & THE EGRET #3
ELEKTRA #5
ELEPHANTMEN #77
FLASH #25
FLASH #25 VAR ED
GFT ROBYN HOOD TAROT ONE SHOT CVR B LUIS
GFT ROBYN HOOD TAROT ONE SHOT CVR C ORTIZ
GFT ROBYN HOOD TAROT ONE SHOT CVR E MEGURO
GHOSTBUSTERS 101 #4 (OF 6)
GHOSTBUSTERS 101 #4 (OF 6) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #241
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #241 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
GOLD DIGGER #244
GRANT MORRISONS 18 DAYS #24 MAIN CVR
GRANT MORRISONS 18 DAYS #24 SINGH VAR
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #23
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #23 VAR ED
HELLBLAZER #11
HELLBLAZER #11 VAR ED
I AM GROOT #2
I AM GROOT #2 TEDESCO MARY JANE VAR
IMAGE PLUS #15 (WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN PT 15) 
INFAMOUS IRON MAN #9
INVISIBLE HANDS #3 (OF 3)
JEAN GREY #3
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #4 (OF 12)
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #4 (OF 12) FOC INCV LEE COL
JIM HENSON POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #4 (OF 12) SUBSCRIPTION
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE OUTER DARK #2
JONAH HEX YOSEMITE SAM SPECIAL #1
JONAH HEX YOSEMITE SAM SPECIAL #1 VAR ED
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #384
JUGHEAD #16 CVR A DEREK CHARM
JUGHEAD #16 CVR B STEPHEN BYRNE
JUGHEAD #16 CVR C ELLIOT FERNANDEZ
JUNGLE FANTASY IVORY #6 NATURAL BEAUTY CVR
JUNGLE FANTASY SURVIVORS #2 BIKINI BABES CVR
JUNGLE FANTASY SURVIVORS #2 LUCIOUS CVR
JUNGLE FANTASY SURVIVORS #2 NATURAL BEAUTY CVR
JUNGLE FANTASY SURVIVORS #2 SULTRY CVR
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 VAR ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 VAR ED
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #6 (OF 12)
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #6 (OF 12) VAR ED
KISS #9 CVR A STRAHM
KISS #9 CVR B WILSON
KISS #9 CVR C PHOTO
KULL ETERNAL #1
KULL ETERNAL #1 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
LUCIFER #19
LUMBERJANES #39
MAGDALENA VOL 4 #4
MAGDALENA VOL 4 #4 CVR B ROJO
MASS EFFECT DISCOVERY #2
MASS EFFECT DISCOVERY #2 NIEMCZYK VAR
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #6 SAMNEE MARY JANE VAR SE
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #6 SE
MILLENNIUM GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO #1 CVR A IANNICIELLO
MILLENNIUM GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO #1 CVR B COKER
MILLENNIUM GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO #1 CVR C CHANG
MILLENNIUM GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO #1 CVR D BOOK VAR
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #20
MOTHER PANIC #8
MOTHER PANIC #8 VAR ED
MY LITTLE PONY MOVIE PREQUEL #1
MY LITTLE PONY MOVIE PREQUEL #1 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
NAMWOLF #3
NAMWOLF #3 SPECIAL AARON CONLEY CVR
NO ANGEL #4
OCCUPY AVENGERS #8 SE
OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING #15
OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING #15 SUBSCRIPTION MADERNA VAR (C: 1-
PAKLIS #2
PAKLIS #2
PLASTIC #2 (OF 5) 2ND PTG
PLASTIC #3 (OF 5) CVR A ROBINSON
PLASTIC #3 (OF 5) CVR B HILLYARD
POWERPUFF GIRLS TIME TIE #2 (OF 3)
POWERPUFF GIRLS TIME TIE #2 (OF 3) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HERO KILLERS #2 CVR A WOODS
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HERO KILLERS #2 CVR B BROWNE
PUNISHER #13
PUNISHER #13 WILLIAMS MARY JANE VAR
REBELS THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES #4
REDNECK #3
REDNECK #3 CVR B PRIDE MONTH VAR
REICH #8 (OF 12)
RENATO JONES SEASON TWO #2 (OF 5)
RESIST FREE COMIC ANTHOLOGY 50 QTY BUNDLE 
RICK & MORTY #27
RICK & MORTY #27 INCV VAR PETERSON
ROUGH RIDERS RIDERS ON THE STORM #4
SAGA #44
SAUCER STATE #2 (OF 6)
SAUCER STATE #2 (OF 6) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #27
SCRIMSHAW #1
SCRIMSHAW #1
SECRET EMPIRE #5 (OF 10)
SECRET EMPIRE #5 (OF 10) CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR
SECRET EMPIRE #5 (OF 10) JS CAMPBELL VAR
SECRET EMPIRE #5 (OF 10) MORA VILLAIN VAR
SECRET EMPIRE #5 (OF 10) SORRENTINO HYDRA HEROES VAR
SECRET EMPIRE #5 (OF 10) SORRENTINO VAR
SECRET WEAPONS #1 (OF 4) CVR A ALLEN
SECRET WEAPONS #1 (OF 4) CVR B DJURDJEVIC
SECRET WEAPONS #1 (OF 4) CVR C BLANK VAR
SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 PRE-ORDER ED
SHUTTER #29
SHUTTER #29 CVR B PRIDE MONTH VAR
SKULL ISLAND BIRTH OF KONG #2
SNOWFALL #9
SPAWN #1 25TH ANN DIRECTORS CUT FOIL ENCORE ED
SPAWN #275 25TH ANNIVERSARY CVR A HABCHI
SPAWN #275 25TH ANNIVERSARY CVR B B&W HABCHI
SPIDER-GWEN #21
SPIDER-GWEN #21 WADA MARY JANE VAR
STAR TREK TNG MIRROR BROKEN #2 (OF 6)
STAR TREK TNG MIRROR BROKEN #2 (OF 6) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #8
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #8 BARTEL STAR WARS 40TH ANNIV VAR
STAR WARS DROIDS UNPLUGGED #1
STAR WARS DROIDS UNPLUGGED #1 ALLRED VAR
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #16
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #16 HANS STAR WARS 40TH ANNIV VAR
STARGATE UNIVERSE BACK TO DESTINY #1 SCALF CVR
STARRING SONYA DEVEREAUX DEBUTANTE DESPERADO BLAZING BARRELS
STARRING SONYA DEVEREAUX DEBUTANTE DESPERADO MAIN CVR
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #5
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #5 SUBSCRIPTION SYGH CVR
STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #3 (OF 8) CVR A HUANG
STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #3 (OF 8) CVR B PORTER
SUICIDE SQUAD #20
SUICIDE SQUAD #20 VAR ED
SUPERGIRL BEING SUPER #4 (OF 4)
TEEN TITANS #9
TEEN TITANS #9 VAR ED
THE FOREVERS #4
TMNT ONGOING #71
TMNT ONGOING #71 10 COPY INCV 
TMNT ONGOING #71 SUBCRIPTION VAR
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #19 2ND PTG SEOK VAR
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #20 WMD
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #7
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #7 SUBSCRIPTION VAR A
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #7 SUBSCRIPTION VAR B
TRUE BELIEVERS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1
TRUE BELIEVERS MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #1
TRUE BELIEVERS PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1
UNDERWINTER #4 CVR A
UNDERWINTER #4 CVR B LENOX
WAYWARD #21 CVR A CUMMINGS & BONVILLAIN
WAYWARD #21 CVR B HABCHI
WONDER WOMAN #25
WONDER WOMAN #25 VAR ED
WONDER WOMAN 77 BIONIC WOMAN #5 (OF 6) CVR A STAGGS
WONDER WOMAN 77 BIONIC WOMAN #5 (OF 6) CVR B JIMENEZ
WONDER WOMAN 77 BIONIC WOMAN #5 (OF 6) CVR C 10 COPY INCV (N
WWE #6 MAIN CVR
WWE #6 UNLOCK ACTION FIGURE VAR
WWE #6 UNLOCK ROYAL RUMBLE SCHOONOVER VAR
X-FILES (2016) #15
X-FILES (2016) #15 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
X-MEN BLUE #6
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4 (NEW ARC) CVR A LAROSA
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4 (NEW ARC) CVR B JOHNSON
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-9 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE

NEW BOOKS / GRAPHIC NOVELS / HCs / COLLECTIONS and such
ABSOLUTE Y THE LAST MAN HC VOL 03
AD AFTER DEATH HC
ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN COMP COLL HC
BATMAN BEYOND TP VOL 01 ESCAPING THE GRAVE (REBIRTH)
BATMAN BY AZZARELLO & RISSO DELUXE ED HC
BUFFY HIGH SCHOOL YEARS PARENTAL PARASITE TP
CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE TP VOL 01 GOING UNDERGROUND
COURTNEY CRUMRIN GN VOL 01 NIGHT THINGS (SQ1)
DARK NIGHT A TRUE BATMAN STORY TP
DARK SOULS TP WINTERS SPITE
FLASH TP VOL 09 FULL STOP
NORMAN TP FIRST SLASH
PEEPLAND TP
POSTAL TP VOL 05
STITCHED HC VOL 01 FIRST DAY (C: 0-0-1)
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 03 MEN OF STEEL (REBIRTH)
THANOS TP VOL 01 THANOS RETURNS
THUNDERBOLTS TP VOL 02 NO GOING BACK
WALTER SIMONSON THOR RETURN OF BETA RAY BILL ARTIST ED HC
WONDER WOMAN 100 PROJECT TP
X-O MANOWAR 2017 TP VOL 01 SOLDIER

NEW TOYS / TRINKETS / BAUBLES / FUN
ARMY OF DARKNESS NECRONOMICON JOURNAL (AUG168843) (C: 1-1-1)
BATMAN METAL DIE CAST BAT SIGNAL KIT
DC BOMBSHELLS AQUAMAN STATUE
DC COMICS HARLEY QUINN BISHOUJO STATUE NEW 52 VER
DC/MARVEL HEROES 84PC ZIPPER PULL ASST  (NOV168552) (C:
GAME OF THRONES IRON COIN OF THE FACELESS MAN
GRUMPY CAT BOX O GRUMP EVERYDAY GRUMPY PLUSH
GRUMPY CAT BOX O GRUMP NIGHT NIGHT GRUMPY PLUSH
JONNY QUEST DRAGONFLY PRE-FINISHED MODEL KIT (JAN178664) (C:
LOZ TWILIGHT PRINCESS LINK FIGMA AF
LOZ TWILIGHT PRINCESS LINK FIGMA AF DX VER
MARVEL NOW DEADPOOL BLACK SUIT ARTFX+ STATUE  (C: 1-0-2
MARVEL SELECT COLOSSUS AF (C: 1-1-4)
MARVEL SELECT THOR AF (C: 0-1-3)
MARVEL SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING CUT FIGURAL KEYRING 24PC BMB DS
MINECRAFT SINGLE MINI-FIG 36PC BMB DIS 2017 
MYSTERY MINIS FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDYS SER 2 12PC BMB DISP (C:
POKEMON POKEBALL SUNSTACHES SUNGLASSES
POKEMON TRAINER SUNSTACHES SUNGLASSES
POP ATTACK ON TITAN ARMORED TITAN 6IN VINYL FIG
POP BEAUTY & THE BEAST MRS POTTS & CHIP VINYL FIG
POP BOJACK HORSEMAN BOJACK VINYL FIG
POP CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS CAPT UNDERPANTS VINYL FIG
POP CONAN THE BARBARIAN CONAN WARPAINT PX VINYL FIGURE (C: 1
POP GODFATHER SONNY CORLEONE VINYL FIG
POP GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL2 ROCKET RACCOON VINYL FIG (C
POP HEROES AQUAMAN PX VINYL FIG NEW 52 VER
POP HEROES DEATHSTROKE PX VINYL FIG METALLIC (C: 1-1-1)
POP LORD OF THE RINGS GANDALF VINYL FIG
POP LORD OF THE RINGS NAZGHUL VINYL FIG
POP MARVEL BLADE PX VINYL FIGURE
POP MARVEL DEADPOOL DRESSED TO KILL PX VINYL FIG
POP MARVEL DEADPOOL PX VINYL FIG MASKLESS GREY VER (C: 1-1-1
POP OVERWATCH 6IN MEKA W/ D VA VIN FIG 2PK
SOUL OF CHOGOKIN GX-72 MMPR MEGAZORD AF  (AUG169212) (C
WALKING DEAD TV NEGAN 7IN AF CS 


AND MORE...
ALIENS SALVATION HC
AVENGERS VS X-MEN TP AVX
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 01 WHO IS ORACLE (REBIRTH
BATGIRL TP VOL 01 BEYOND BURNSIDE (REBIRTH)
BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 02 VICTIM SYNDICATE (REBIRTH)
BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM (REBIRTH)
BELLADONNA #3 SHIELD MAIDEN CVR
CALL OF DUTY ZOMBIES #3
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #20
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #21
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #21 RB SILVA CONNECTING A VAR
CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER TP VOL 01 GOING DOWN
DAREDEVIL #21
FLASH TP VOL 01 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (REBIRTH)
FLASH TP VOL 02 SPEED OF DARKNESS (REBIRTH)
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #6 CVR B REI
HELLBLAZER TP VOL 02 THE DEVIL YOU KNOW NEW ED
I KILL GIANTS FIFTH ANNV ED TP
IMMORTAL IRON FIST COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01
IMMORTAL IRON FIST COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02
INFINITY TP
INVINCIBLE #135
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE OUTER DARK #1
JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #6 CVR C BEN CALDWELL
JUDGE DREDD FUNKO UNIVERSE
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER ONE SHOT CVR A MICHAEL WALSH
LOVE IS LOVE GN
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR TP VOL 01 BFF
MOTOR GIRL #6
NOVA #7
PREDATOR HUNTERS #1
PREDATOR HUNTERS #1 VELASCO VAR
PREDATOR HUNTERS #2
RAVENING #4 SUCCUBI CVR
RICK & MORTY #26
SANDMAN TP VOL 03 DREAM COUNTRY NEW ED
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #11
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Comic Review: Winnebago Graveyard #1

 

WinnebagoGraveyard_01-1Winnebago Graveyard #1 (Image Comics)

Steve Niles has been making a name for himself as the "creepy comics creator” for quite a while now. As the creator of 30 Days of Night and Criminal Macabre, he’s pretty much one of the go to guys when you want a comic book to scare the crap out of you. After dealing with Vampires and other monsters, he’s turning his attention to Satanic Cults with Winnebago Graveyard, a comic that sounds goofy, but is anything but.

The main plot for this opening issue focuses on a family on a road trip that stops at a weird carnival in the middle of nowhere. If you’ve seen enough horror movies than you know what to expect next, but Steve Niles’ script does a fantastic job of really building tension and mood. This isn’t the bloody horror Niles that wrote 30 Days of Night, this is a Steve Niles that is really working to get under your skin and leave a lasting impression.  There’s real sense of foreboding doom sitting just underneath the plot, and the fact that we know what’s coming only adds to the fear that we feel for this family.

Also adding to that fear is Allison Sampson’s art, which does wonders at creeping you out. Sampson is able to convey both truly unsettling images and really genuine family moments easily. Winnebago Graveyard is probably the only comic out that features both a human sacrifice and a step dad trying to reach his stepson, and Sampson is able to give both aspects of this story the care and attention that they need. Sampson also does a tremendous job of playing up the creep factor of the Carnival, especially when the sun goes down and the family’s Winnebago goes missing.

If there’s one thing about Winnebago Graveyard that’s a negative, it’s that it’s over way too soon. Just as I was really settling in to the creepiness of the story, it was over. But Niles and Sampson have really created something intriguing here. Growing up in a pretty secluded area of New Hampshire, I see a lot of similarities with Niles’ fear of abandoned places that are just off the main roads, and the tension in this opening issue alone guarantees I’ll be back for more.

Comic Review: Kill The Minotaur #1

Kill the Minotaur #1 (Image Comics)  KillTheMinotaur_01-1

The Greek myths have always been used to inspire many of our modern heroes and stories, but there’s been a lack of Greek Mythology tales in comics. Whether it’s because there’s no market for them or because they are so widely known, there’s definitely a major hole on the comic shelves when it comes to sweeping mythical epics. However, Kill The Minotaur by Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, and Lukas Ketner could be just the thing to usher in a new batch of Greek stories in comics.

As you can probably guess from the title, Kill The Minotaur is a new telling of the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. It’s not exactly new ground for anyone who took Latin in high school, but the real draw here is Pasetto and Cantamessa’s take on the story, and the character of Theseus. Both writers do a fantastic job of getting us into the mindset of Theseus, who in this story is brash and unaware of why his subjects would ever hate him and his family. When he’s told of a way to stop King Minos from abducting more of his people for his mysterious sacrifices, Theseus jumps at the chance to help his people. But of course, it doesn’t go exactly as planned.

Even if the script wasn’t compelling, the art from Lukas Ketner would make Minotaur a must buy. Though we don’t see the mighty creature in this issue, judging by Ketner’s art in this opening issue we’re going to be in for a real treat when we finally do. Ketner is able to fill Minotaur with so much excitement that even the panels where characters are just talking and planning seem alive with motion. I can’t wait to see what he does next.

It’s safe to say that Kill The Minotaur is one of the best debut issues of the year. It may be covering well tread ground, but this book is very much worth your time. There’s plenty of interesting ideas to be mined from this story, and it’ll be really interesting to see what these creators do next.  Here’s hoping they plan to take on some other Greek myths when this is wrapped up.

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Waugh's Bag, Volume 6, Issue 24

Waugh’s Bag

Volume 6, Issue 24!

“Remembering Adam West”

Adam West is gone. 

Like a lot of people, my first exposure to Adam West, and to the Batman, was from the famous Bill Dozier Batman series. Those reruns that aired at 7pm every night on UPN were the highlights of my day. Watching the series with my dad was a nightly ritual, and the cliffhanger episodes were torture for my small four year old mind. The feature film that was made in between the first and second season was a movie I rented so often that my parents eventually broke down and bought me a copy, which I then watched so much that they had to buy ANOTHER copy. I was enthralled with Batman at an early age, and it was all thanks to Adam West’s gloriously earnest and eager take on the Caped Crusader.

It wasn’t until years later that I got the chance to see Mr. West and thank him in person. It was 2011 and I was heading to Wizard World Boston for Jetpack Comics. This being my first major convention for the store, I was pretty psyched to check out the guests that were going to be there (if I’m being honest, I was probably too psyched to work the booth). Knowing that Adam West and Burt Ward were there as one of the guests only added to that excitement, mainly because I had a special gift idea in mind. With the help of my mom, I was able to grab an old Batman book that detailed every episode of the original show, and was planning on getting West’s autograph for my Dad as a birthday gift. The ultimate plan! Not only would I get to meet Adam West (and have bragging rights over my dad), but I’d be able to surprise my dad with a gift that would remind him not only of the two of us watching the show together, but also him watching the show as a kid when it was first on (pretty brilliant on my part if I say so myself).

After waiting for about 90 minutes, Mr. West came out, and I got my chance. I’d like to say that I was extremely cool and chatted him up with ease. But of course, that’s not the case. After a few moments, I was able to stammer up some words, and tell him, “you know, one of the reasons why I’m such a big Batman fan was because I used to watch the old show with dad as a kid. This book is his, and if you could sign it to him, it would be a great birthday present for him”.

As he took the book from my hand, he paused, looked right at me with a cocked an eyebrow, and with that classic West inflection said “...”old show”?” Of course I was mortified, thinking I had just royally pissed of Adam West, but before I could explain he winked at me, gave me a fist bump, and said “thank you”.

That to me was Adam West. He would joke around with you, and take some small (real or not) offense to any joke made towards Batman, but he was always in on the joke. That’s what makes his Batman so great. He played it completely straight but with a small wink to let you know “I realize how ridiculous this is, but just go with it”. That show lived and died based on who was underneath that mask, and if it was anyone other than Adam West, it wouldn’t have had the impact that it had today.

And what an impact it was. Yeah, we all groan whenever we see a newspaper article with “Bam! Pow!” in it, but let’s face it, what other comic book based property had the reach of the Bill Dozier Batman series? Long before we had the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy, the Adam West series was THE bridge for the mainstream and comics. For many, Adam West IS Batman, plain and simple. And while he may have resented the role for a few years after he finished it, in the last three decades he became a beacon of positivity and an ambassador for comics and nerd culture second only to Stan Lee. There’s no other way around it.

While a lot of Batman actors and properties focus on the ’Dark Knight” aspect of the character, there’s only one that I think best personifies the lighter”Caped Crusader” aspect. Adam West may not have been your favorite Batman, but he was definitely your first.

Rest in Peace, Mr. West. Thank you.

 

 

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