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THE JETPACK COMICS MEGA APP IS LIVE FOR IOS NOW!

Sorry Android.  You'll catch up soon if you're smart.

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

Go ahead - install it.

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 ON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.
Want EXTRA comics.  You need the App. Want to know what band is playing?  You want the App.  Want to know what costume Al is wearing?  You want the App.  Want to know what is on sale?  You want the app.

The Jetpack Comics Mega App.  Now in the Apple App store 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.

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 Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier - Albuquerque 2017

 

Join us at Jetpack Comics on Saturday, April 29 for our sealed PPTQ that queues for Albuquerque.

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.

it will be 6 packs of Amonkhet

 

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

 

SKELTON CREW STUDIOS returns to our FCBD event!

Israel Skelton founded the Skelton Crew Studio in 2008 and it was behind IDW’s SDCC exclusive Ghost Key in 2009. Israel has been sculpting and creating for more than 30 years, ever since making Thor’s hammer out of a CedarWorks swing set mallet. (He wrapped the handle in medical tape, colored it with a brown marker and ruled the backyard.)

Since starting the studio, Israel has created merchandise for many award winning properties, including CHEW, Locke & Key, Hellboy, The Stuff of Legend, Mouse Guard, Killogy, The Squidder, Revival, Head Looper and more! He works in variety of media, including metal, wood, plush and vinyl. 

Later this year, Skelton Crew Studio will be releasing a vinyl Norgal statue from Head Lopper, and an Em Cypress mini-bust from Revival. 

Israel makes his home in rural Maine with his wife Kathryn, two sons and one loafing corgi. When he’s not sculpting, he enjoys amassing hardcover graphic novels, collecting original comic art and bare knuckle brawling.

WONDERING ABOUT OUR EARLY ENTRY, BACK DOOR DEAL & SECRET PASSES?

You better pay attention to these emails because there will be a SHORT window

Every year we offer special early entry passes, along with back door deals, secret passes & super sale deals.
Every year we sell too many of these.  This year we are shortening the window on these to make sure we do not sell too many of them.  We'll have Gold & Silver passes, Special FUNKO passes, Dice Masters & HeroClix deals as well as special offers that get you in Jetpack early, in the back door at your request, a secret cut through pass at Jetpack and even more.

Watch your email for all the details and act on them quick.  Every one of them is SUPER limited and when they are gone, they are gone.

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!


 

 

Encounter Table Publishing is coming to FCBD!

Encounter Table Publishing is a New Hampshire based company led by Robert Brookes, Alvin Dixon, Lisa Jean Long, and Jacob Thomas.

Encounter Table Publishing is a New Hampshire based company led by Robert Brookes, Alvin Dixon, Lisa Jean Long, and Jacob Thomas.

They are the publishers of the newly released Aethera Campaign Setting, a scifi-fantasy tabletop role playing game for use with the Pathfinder RPG. Encounter Table Publishing will be at Free Comic Book day, handing out free copies of their Aethera Spirits promotional comic, so get them while you can! Artists and writers looking to get in to the tabletop industry should talk with the Encounter Table Publishing folks!

Encounter Table will be located behind Jetpack on FCBD!

HeroClix: The Horsemen

April 24th, 6pm

The first event match in the ongoing series of one map team matches!

The first 3 players not including me to click going will bring a 300 pt. Constructed team to go against the oncoming onslaught of Apocalypse and his horsemen!
Ranking will be by each players actual clicks of damage they deal to Apocalypse's army. Extra points to be had if a player KOs one of the horsemen.
Prizes awarded on Ranking from a current OP prize support kit.
Buy-in is $10.

No resources or relics. No battlefield conditions. One standard object can be brought with your team. ATAs are good. No colossal retaliation.

Any players that click going after the first 3 will play head to head or battle royal style and participation prizes to be had!


RSVP ON FACEBOOK

 

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

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!

We've got a stage to fill and we want you to to fill it. Whatever your musical talent, let us know.  If we can find a slot for you we'll put you on stage for part of the day. That's Saturday, May 6th, for those of you living under a rock. Solo, Accoustic, Band, whatever.  Bring your talent to FCBD this year.

We've got a stage to fill and we want you to to fill it.

Whatever your musical talent, let us know.  If we can find a slot for you we'll put you on stage for part of the day.

That's Saturday, May 6th, for those of you living under a rock.

Solo, Accoustic, Band, whatever.  Bring your talent to FCBD this year.

Email us jetpackcomics@gmail.com

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY VOLUNTEERS!

Once again, we are putting out the call for Free Comic Book Day Volunteers.

Once again, we are putting out the call for Free Comic Book Day Volunteers.

Let us know what you are available on May 6th and we'll find a special place for  you.

Volunteers get their pick of Free Comic Book Day books as well as bonus gifts from the businesses that are particiapting.

Finally, we'll reward you with some jetpack Swag.  The longer you're there, the more you'll get!  Email us at jetpackcomics@gmail.com if you're available.

BE A PART OF THE COPPER COMICS INITIATIVE HELPING HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN GET COMIC BOOKS

So many children won't make it to Free Comic Book Day but the Copper Comics Initiative wants to make sure they get comic books, too.

The Copper Comics Initiative has one objective: donating comics to children's hospitals and pediatric care centers.  Several facilities already take in donations of books and such already but patients that have autoimmune complications are sometimes turned away, as the books stand a significantly higher risk of being exposed to something that could compromise the patient's health.  What we hope to do is collect donations from the public to finance subscriptions or pre-purchased lots of comics to be delivered directly to the hospitals themselves, eliminating a high amount of the public exposure these books see before being given to the kids. 

Ultimately we just want to make sure every kid gets a fair chance to take a break from reality for a few minutes, regardless of their health.


Watch for donation buckets around town, on Free Comic Book Day as well as participating vendors & businesses that are offering their support.  Every little bit helps.
Jetpack Comics will be offering a special deal to all FCBD attendees that make a donation.


Jetpack's Upcoming Events




New Comics Coming out April 23rd!

CHECK OUT OUR NEW COVER PREVIEW 


WHAT'S FREE AT THE MEGASTORE THIS WEEK
     make sure you look for the JETPACK COMICS MEGA AP for Android
     I-Phone in the appropriate market place!  You'll get way more info than your friends
COMIC SHOP NEWS 90CT BUNDLE #1558
COMIC SHOP 2017 EVENTS PROMO POSTCARD (BUNDLE OF 50)
ANAD MARVEL READING CHRONOLOGY #1  
SECRET EMPIRE #1 PARTY INVITE POSTCARDS (BUNDLE OF 100) (NET
SECRET EMPIRE FREE PREVIEWS SPOTLIGHT  

Free for a select few friends - Why aren't you our friend?
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #207

You really should be checking out this magazine.
PREVIEWS #344 MAY 2017
MARVEL PREVIEWS #22 MAY 2017 EXTRAS

New Funny Books on WEDNESDAY this week
24 LEGACY RULES OF ENGAGEMENT #1 (OF 5)
24 LEGACY RULES OF ENGAGEMENT #1 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
ACTION COMICS #978
ACTION COMICS #978 VAR ED
ALIENS DEAD ORBIT #1
ALIENS DEFIANCE #11
AMERICA #1 2ND PTG MCKELVIE VAR
AMORY WARS GOOD APOLLO #1 (OF 12)
ANCIENT DREAMS #1 REISSUE ED
ARCHANGEL #4 (OF 5)
ARCHANGEL #4 (OF 5) PAPERBACK VAR
ARCHANGEL #4 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
BATGIRL #10
BATGIRL #10 VAR ED
BATMAN 66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN 77 #4 (OF 6)
BATMAN BEYOND #7
BATMAN BEYOND #7 VAR ED
BATMAN THE SHADOW #1 (OF 6)
BATMAN THE SHADOW #1 (OF 6) BLANK VAR ED
BATMAN THE SHADOW #1 (OF 6) CHIANG VAR ED
BATMAN THE SHADOW #1 (OF 6) COLORING BOOK VAR ED
BATMAN THE SHADOW #1 (OF 6) SALE VAR ED
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #1
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #1 JS CAMPBELL VAR
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #1 LAND VAR
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #1 LYLE VAR
BIG MOOSE ONE SHOT CVR A REG TOM PITILLI
BIG MOOSE ONE SHOT CVR B VAR CORY SMITH
BIG MOOSE ONE SHOT CVR C VAR WILFREDO TORRES
BITCH PLANET #10
BLACK EYED KIDS #12
BLACK MONDAY MURDERS #5
BLACK PANTHER #13
BLACK PANTHER #13 JG JONES RESURRXION VAR
BLACK PANTHER #13 MCKELVIE CONNECTING A VAR
BLACK ROAD #9
BLUE BEETLE #8
BLUE BEETLE #8 VAR ED
BRITANNIA WE WHO #1 (OF 4) CVR A NORD
BRITANNIA WE WHO #1 (OF 4) CVR B MACK
BRITANNIA WE WHO #1 (OF 4) CVR C BLANK
CLEAN ROOM #18
COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS #6 (OF 6)
COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS #6 (OF 6) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
CONAN THE SLAYER #8
D4VEOCRACY #3
D4VEOCRACY #3 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #2 (OF 5)
DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #2 (OF 5) ESPIN VAR
DEEPAK CHOPRAS BEYOND #3
DETECTIVE COMICS #955
DETECTIVE COMICS #955 VAR ED
DOC SAVAGE RING OF FIRE #2 (OF 4) CVR A SCHOONOVER
DOC SAVAGE RING OF FIRE #2 (OF 4) CVR B MARQUES
DOCTOR WHO 12TH YEAR THREE #2 CVR A IANNICIELLO
DOCTOR WHO 12TH YEAR THREE #2 CVR B PHOTO
DOCTOR WHO 9TH #12 CVR A BOLSON
DOCTOR WHO 9TH #12 CVR B PHOTO
DOOM PATROL #6
DOOM PATROL #6 VAR ED
ELEKTRA #3
FLASH #21 (THE BUTTON)
FLASH #21 INTERNATIONAL EDITION (THE BUTTON)
FLASH #21 LENTICULAR VAR ED (THE BUTTON)
FLASH #21 VAR ED (THE BUTTON)
GFT VAN HELSING VS THE MUMMY OF AMUN RA #4 (OF 5) CVR B MELO
GFT VAN HELSING VS THE MUMMY OF AMUN RA #4 (OF 5) CVR C SALO
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #239
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #239 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #7
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #5 CVR A CHEN
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #5 CVR B BIFULCO
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #19 SCHITI FINAL ISSUE VAR
HADRIANS WALL #6 (OF 8)
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #19
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #19 VAR ED
HELLBLAZER #9
HELLBLAZER #9 VAR ED
HILLBILLY #6
HOOKJAW #5 (OF 5) CVR A PERCIVAL
HOOKJAW #5 (OF 5) CVR B LAMING
HULK #5
HULK #5 SIQUERA RESURRXION VAR
IMAGE PLUS #13 (WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN PT 13)  
INFAMOUS IRON MAN #7
JACKPOT #5
JUDGE DREDD BLESSED EARTH #1
JUDGE DREDD BLESSED EARTH #1 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5 VAR ED
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #4 (OF 12)
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #4 (OF 12) VAR ED
KILL OR BE KILLED #8
KILL SHAKESPEARE PAST IS PROLOGUE JULIET #2 (OF 4)
KILL SHAKESPEARE PAST IS PROLOGUE JULIET #2 (OF 4) SUB VAR
KINGPIN #3 PERKINS VAR
KISS #7 CVR A MANDRAKE
KISS #7 CVR B WILSON
KISS #7 CVR C PHOTO
LADYCASTLE #3
LOBSTER JOHNSON PIRATES GHOST #2
LOOSE ENDS #4 (OF 4)
LUMBERJANES #37
LUMBERJANES #37 SUBSCRIPTION SOTUYO CVR
MAGDALENA #2
MAGDALENA #2 CVR B
MAN-THING #3 (OF 5)
MICRONAUTS WRATH OF KARZA #1 (OF 5)
MICRONAUTS WRATH OF KARZA #1 (OF 5) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #4
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 LIM RESURRXION VAR
MIGHTY THOR #18
MIGHTY THOR #18 STEGMAN RESURRXION VAR
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #18
MOTHER PANIC #6
MOTHER PANIC #6 VAR ED
NAMWOLF #1
NAMWOLF #1 SPECIAL POWELL CVR
NIGHT OWL SOCIETY #1 (OF 3)
NIGHT OWL SOCIETY #1 (OF 3) 10 COPY INCV
NIGHT OWL SOCIETY #1 (OF 3) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
NO ANGEL #3
OCCUPY AVENGERS #6
OLD GUARD #3
OLD MAN LOGAN #22
OLD MAN LOGAN #22 PAST LIVES VAR
OLD MAN LOGAN #22 STEVENS VAR
OPTIMUS PRIME #6
OPTIMUS PRIME #6 SUBSCRIPTION VAR A
OPTIMUS PRIME #6 SUBSCRIPTION VAR B
ORPHAN BLACK DEVIATIONS #2 (OF 6)
ORPHAN BLACK DEVIATIONS #2 (OF 6) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #17
PROMETHEUS LIFE & DEATH ONE SHOT
QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO #3
RAVENING #1 (OF 4) DEATH METAL CVR
REAL SCIENCE ADVENTURES #1 (OF 6)
REAL SCIENCE ADVENTURES #1 (OF 6) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
REBELS THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES #2
REDNECK #1 CVR B B&W THANK YOU VAR  
REDNECK #1 CVR C 25TH ANN RETAILER APPRECIATION VAR  (M
REM 8 #4
RICK & MORTY #25
RICK & MORTY #25 INCV VAR HUNTING
ROCKET RACCOON #5
SAVAGE DRAGON #223
SAVAGE DRAGON #223 CVR B APRIL FOOLS VAR
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #25
SPLITTING IMAGE 80-PAGE GIANT
SPOOKHOUSE #4
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #3 (OF 5)
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #3 (OF 5) LOPEZ VAR
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #3 (OF 5) MOLINA VAR
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #3 (OF 5) SHALVEY VAR
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #3
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #3 SUBSCRIPTION SYGH CVR
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #23
SUICIDE SQUAD #16
SUICIDE SQUAD #16 VAR ED
SUPERGIRL BEING SUPER #3 (OF 4)
TEEN TITANS #7
TEEN TITANS #7 VAR ED
TEEN TITANS GO #21
THANOS #6
THERES NOTHING THERE #1
TMNT UNIVERSE #9
TMNT UNIVERSE #9 10 COPY INCV
TMNT UNIVERSE #9 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
TRUE BELIEVERS ASTONISHING X-MEN #1
TRUE BELIEVERS GENERATION X #1
TRUE BELIEVERS X-MEN GOLD #1
ULTIMATES 2 #6
UNDERWINTER #2
UNDERWINTER #2 CVR B NGUYEN
UNFOLLOW #18
WEAPON X #2
WEAPON X #2
WEAPON X #2 CANETE VAR
WONDER WOMAN #21
WONDER WOMAN #21 VAR ED
WWE #4 MAIN CVR
X-MEN BLUE #2
X-MEN BLUE #2
X-MEN BLUE #2 RAMOS VAR
X-MEN GOLD #2
X-MEN GOLD #2
X-MEN GOLD #2 GRANOV VAR
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION #2
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 CVR A LAROSA
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 CVR B ROCAFORT
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 CVR C BLANK
ZOMBEN #1 (OF 4)

NEW TRADES / BOOKS / COLLECTIONS / HC's & Reading things
ARCHIE TP VOL 03
ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 21
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 15 NORTH SOUTH PART 3 (C: 1-1-2
BATMAN LEGACY TP VOL 01
BATMAN TWO FACE FACE THE FACE DLX ED HC
BATWOMAN TP VOL 01 HYDROLOGY (N52)
BERSERK TP VOL 01 BLACK SWORDSMAN
BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 02 NO MORE SECRETS
CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 02 MARVEL KNIGHTS
CARNAGE TP VOL 03 WHAT DWELLS BENEATH
DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE TP SAILOR
DARKSTALKERS RED EARTH TP VOL 01 MALEFICARUM
DC COMICS DARK HORSE ALIENS TP
DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEYTP VOL 02 IVX
DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 06 PATIENCE: ZERO
DISNEY MANGA BEAUTY & BEAST GN BOX SET LTD ED
DR ELEVENTH
DR FIRST
DR FOURTH
DR TWELFTH
EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE
FLASH BY MARK WAID TP BOOK 02
GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 02 PHANTOM LANTERN (REBIRTH)
INVISIBLE REPUBLIC TP VOL 03
JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 02 OUTBREAK (REBIRTH)
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNWRAPPED BY JIM LEE HC
KID SAVAGE TP VOL 01
KISS THE ELDER TP VOL 01 WORLD WITHOUT SUN
LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 01 MYSTERY OF MECHANICAL CORPSE
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 02
MOSAIC TP VOL 01 KING OF WORLD
MOTOR GIRL TP VOL 01 REAL LIFE
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS OFF COLORING BOOK
OFFICIAL MORTAL INSTRUMENTS COLORING BOOK
RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 01 DARK TRINITY (REBIRTH)
SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 02
SAGA TP VOL 07
SECRET EMPIRE PRELUDE TP
SERENITY HC VOL 01 THOSE LEFT BEHIND 2ND ED
SMALL FAVORS GN (A)
STAR HAWKS HC VOL 01
STREET ANGEL AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPEC HC
SURGEON X TP VOL 01 PATH OF MOST RESISTANCE
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG)
WONDER WOMAN WHO IS WONDER WOMAN TP NEW ED
X-MEN ORIGINS TP FIRESTAR
YOUNG JUSTICE TP BOOK 01

NEW TOYS / TRINKETS / BAUBLES & FUN
AVENGERS LEGENDS GEAR CAPTAIN AMERICA SHIELD  (C: 1-1-2
DC COMICS BATMAN JUMP 5 PK SHORT COMIC STORAGE BOX (C: 1-1-2
GAME OF THRONES SEASON 6 T/C BOX  
GAME OF THRONES SEASON 6 T/C BOX  
GUNDAM IBO FULL MECHANICS BAEL 1/100 MODEL KIT  (C: 1-1
GUNDAM IBO GUNDAM BAEL 1/144 MODEL KIT  
GUNDAM IBO KIMARIS VIDAR HG MODEL KIT  
HARLEY QUINN RED WHITE & BLACK STATUE INJUSTICE 2
HG GUNDAM ORIGIN CHAR AZNABLE MS-05 ZAKU I 1/144 MDL KIT (NE
HG GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT ATLAS 1/144 MDL KIT  
HGBF 1/144 STRIKE FREEDOM GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS MDL KIT (NET
HGPG 1/144 PETIT G GUY PRETTY & PETIT MDL KIT  (C: 1-1-
MG GUNDAM ORIGIN RX-78-02 GUNDAM 1/100 MDL KIT SP ED  (
MG GUNDAM PROVIDENCE GUNDAM 1/100 MDL KIT  
MG GUNDAM PROVIDENCE GUNDAM 1/100 MDL KIT LTD VER  (C:
MYSTERY MINIS RICK AND MORTY SER 1 12PC BMB DISP (C: 1-1-1)
POKEMON EEVEE 3D MOLDED BACKPACK
POKEMON MULTI CHARACTER THROW BLANKET
POKEMON PIKACHU PANEL UMBRELLA
POKEMON PIKACHU TOSS PRINT INFINITY SCARF
POKEMON POKEBALL THROW BLANKET
POKEMON POKEBALL TOSS PRINT INFINITY SCARF
POKEMON POKEBALL W/ TRAINER CHARM BACKPACK
POP GODFATHER MICHAEL CORLEONE VINYL FIG
POP KING KONG 2017 KING KONG 6IN VINYL FIG
POP TWIN PEAKS AGENT COOPER VINYL FIG
TMNT LEONARDO 1/6 SCALE COLLECTIBLE FIGURE  

WHAT CAME IN LATE LAST WEEK?
ALIENS DEFIANCE TP VOL 01
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #6
AMULET SC VOL 03 CLOUD SEARCHERS NEW PTG
AMULET SC VOL 04 LAST COUNCIL
ARCHIE #17 CVR B VAR LOPRESTI
ATTACK ON TITAN LOST GIRLS GN VOL 02
AUTHORITY TP VOL 01
BATMAN BEYOND TP VOL 02 CITY OF YESTERDAY
BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 01 FACES OF DEATH (N52)
BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP
BATMAN THE BLACK MIRROR TP
BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP
BLACK HAMMER #3
BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 01 HOW TO FALL FOREVER
DEADPOOL TOO SOON TP
DEADPOOL TP VOL 03 GOOD BAD AND UGLY NOW
DEADPOOL TP VOL 03 X MARKS SPOT
DEADPOOL TP VOL 04 MONKEY BUSINESS
DEADPOOL TP VOL 05 WEDDING OF DEADPOOL NOW
DEADPOOL TP VOL 05 WEDDING OF DEADPOOL NOW
DETECTIVE COMICS #950
FLINTSTONES TP VOL 01
GFT DAY OF THE DEAD #1 (OF 6) CVR C CHEN
GFT SATANS HOLLOW #1 (OF 5) C CVR MALSUNI (OF 6)
GFT SATANS HOLLOW #2 (OF 5) C CVR LUIS (OF 6)
GFT SATANS HOLLOW #3 (OF 5) C CVR LUIS (OF 6)
GFT SATANS HOLLOW #4 (OF 6) C CVR KROME
GFT SATANS HOLLOW #5 (OF 5) B CVR SPAY (OF 6)
GFT SATANS HOLLOW #6 C CVR SALONGA (OF 6)
HARD CASE CRIME PEEPLAND #4 (OF 5) CVR A COKER
HELLBOY AND THE BPRD 1952 TP
HELLBOY TP VOL 02 WAKE THE DEVIL (6TH PTG)
IMMORTAL BROTHERS GREEN KNIGHT #1 CVR A NORD
JIM HENSON STORYTELLER GIANTS #1
JIM HENSON STORYTELLER GIANTS #2
JIM HENSON STORYTELLER GIANTS #3
JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #2 CVR D VAR MACK
JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #2 CVR F VAR ZULLO
JUNGLE FANTASY IVORY #7 NATURAL BEAUTY CVR
JUNGLE FANTASY IVORY #7 SULTRY CVR
JUPITERS LEGACY TP VOL 01
JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 01 ORIGIN (N52)
JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 02 THE VILLAINS JOURNEY (N52)
LOW TP VOL 02 BEFORE THE DAWN BURNS US
LOW TP VOL 03 SHORE OF THE DYING LIGHT
LUMBERJANES TP VOL 02
LUMBERJANES TP VOL 03
MARVEL SELECT DEADPOOL AF (C: 1-1-4)
MASK MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND #3 SUB VAR
MICKEY MOUSE #19
MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #6 (OF 6)
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #30 ROM VAR
NINJAK #24 CVR B OLIVER
NINJAK #24 CVR C MASSAFERA
ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01
PENNY DREADFUL #1 CVR D DAVIS
PENNY DREADFUL #1 CVR F DE MARTINIS
RAVENING #1 TEMPTATION CVR
RED SONJA #3 CVR B CAMPBELL
SAVAGE DRAGON #222
SCALPED TP VOL 07 REZ BLUES
SILVER SURFER #10
TOKYO GHOST TP VOL 01 ATOMIC GARDEN
TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 01
TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 05  
TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE #7
TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE #7 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
TRUE LIVES OF FABULOUS KILLJOYS TP
UNCLE SCROOGE #25
UNHOLY #1 POV CVR
UNHOLY #1 STUNNING CVR
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 01
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 02
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 02
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 03
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 03
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 04 NEW PTG
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 11
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 12
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 11 FEAR THE HUNTERS
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Comic Review: Batman #21

 

BM_21_flat_587e6db0d21955.76753223Batman #21 (DC Comics)

As the first installment of “The Button”, Batman #21 has a ton of hype surrounding it. Picking up the pieces from the massive reveals in DC Universe Rebirth over a year ago, “The Button” storyline finds Batman and the Flash teaming up to solve the mystery of the smiley face button that Batman discovered in his cave. As one of the first major crossover events between two titles (Flash #21 will be part two) DC has been marketing this event for months now, even going so far as to bring back their (in)famous Lenticular Covers to entice fans and collectors alike. With this amount of marketing and hype surrounding it, there’s no way the Tom King written and Jason Fabok drawn issue could possibly live up to it, right?

Think again. Even if it didn’t have the marketing push it does, Batman #21 would still be one of the best issues of the year.  I’ll keep this spoiler free, but this first issue wastes no time getting right into the mysteries of the button (which we all know the origins of), and delivers a break neck and stunning issue that will leave you begging for the next installment.  From the moment you open the issue you are hit with multiple reveals and surprises, so much so that by the time the issue is over, you’ll want to go back to take it all in.

Tom King does a fantastic job of picking up right where DC Universe Rebirth left off, so if you haven’t been following Batman’s solo book (which you really should be), there’s no worry about trying to catch up. Literally all you’ll need to read is the Rebirth special and you’ll be good to go.  King’s script is very light on dialogue in this issue, but he still gets some awesome one liners for Batman. The lack of dialogue might be a surprise for those expecting “big reveals” that DC has promised, but the brilliant pacing of the reveals in this issue will quickly make you rethink any apprehensions with this book.

As good as King’s script is it pales in comparison to the art by Jason Fabok. I know, I know, what else is there to say about this guy? Long time readers of these reviews already know how much of a fan I am of Fabok’s work, but Batman #21 serves as one of the best issues he’s ever done. He gives the book a kinetic feel that is irreplaceable. Sure, the action would probably still look good if someone else had drawn it, but Fabok gives this book a feel that is unlike any other. He’s not only the best artist in DC’s stable; he’s one of the best artists in the business period.

Batman #21 is, simply put, a must buy. If you were intrigued by the mysteries set up in Rebirth, it’s a must buy. If you’re a Batman fan, it’s a must buy. Hell, if you like comic books, it’s a must buy. While there may be a certain segment of comic book fans who will balk at what DC is suggesting with this storyline, it could have been executed a hell of a lot worse.  And besides, it’s comics, so however this whole storyline shakes out, it’ll probably be retconned away in a few years anyways. But that doesn’t mean you should deny yourself this issue. Seriously, it’s that good.

Comic Review: Redneck #1

 

Redneck #1 (Image Comics) Redneck_01-1

The best kinds of comics are the ones that sneak up on you; giving you a premise that you are sure has been done before, only to then realize that amazingly, no, no one has thought of this idea until now. Redneck is one of these comics. Focusing on a family of vampires in Texas, the Donny Cates and Lisandro Estherren Image series is a thrilling jolt of creativity that is engrossing from the first page.

The Bowmans live in Sulphur Springs, Texas. In fact, they’ve lived in the area for so long, they remember before it was even a town. JV, Bartlett, and Grandpa head up the clan, and they’ve lived a pretty quiet life in the Lone Star state. They live in a simple house, drinking a special cow blood and paint thinner concoction to keep their hunger at bay, and generally stay out of the business of the townspeople. But when some of the younger vampires decide to go into town to let off some steam, it sets off a dangerous chain of events for Bartlett and his family that could have disastrous results for their small clan.

 God Country writer Donny Cates has been on a creative hot streak lately, and Redneck is no exception. Through Bartlett, Cates is able to express the world weariness of a creature that has lived for thousands of years in a new way. It could’ve been very easy for Cates to fall into the usual clichés when writing immortal beings, but amazingly he’s able to present the same ideas we’ve always heard in a new and fresh way.  His characterizations of the other members of the Bowman vampire clan is great, and does a fantastic job of giving us enough information about the Bowmans without falling into the over-exposition trap that a lot of first issues fall into.

I’ve never seen Lisandro Estherren’s art before now, but it’s a perfect fit for this type of book. A lot of the pages here remind me of Moonshine, the werewolves meets gangsters book from Image. There’s no shortage of mood and darkness in these pages, and Estherren does a great job of presenting each member of the Bowman clan with their own distinct visual look. There isn’t a single member that looks the same.

Redneck is an awesome debut issue, and looks to be the start of another great Image series. If you’re a fan of Donny Cates’ God Country, American Vampire, or wished that True Blood was more about vampires than…everything else it was about, then you should totally pick this book up. This is definitely the start of something very, very cool, and is sure to be a comic book that will be highly sought after in years to come.

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“The End of the Jedi?”

 

We finally have our first look at The Last of The Jedi, otherwise known as Episode 8 of the Star Wars Saga. Like all good teasers, this one features looks at all of our new favorite characters, like Poe Dameron and BB-8 running down a hallway, Rey beginning her Jedi training, and Finn….well Finn is recovering from his injuries after fighting Kylo Ren. But the real focus of the trailer is on Luke Skywalker, whose voice we haven’t heard since Return of the Jedi back in 1983. And there’s one ominous phrase that has stuck in Star Wars’ fans minds since the trailer was released. 

“It’s time for the Jedi to end.”

Between this line and the title of the new installment, lots of folks are assuming this means that Luke Skywalker is disillusioned with the Jedi Order. After all, that wouldn’t be a stretch to believe. Obi-Wan Kenobi failed Luke in his training, and while he did become a Jedi Knight, he did so in exchange for the life of his father. Almost everything associating Luke to the Jedi Order is filled with some sort of loss, and that’s not even taking into account his failed attempt to restart the Jedi Order. But I think there’s something more symbolic in what Luke is saying here. I think what he means is that the current IDEA of the Jedi is outdated, and needs to change.

Throughout all of Star Wars lore, the Force is split into “Light” and “Dark”. Jedi and Sith. We’ve been told throughout the movies that there needs to be “balance” to the Force. For a long time fans, myself included, assumed this meant that there needed to be an equal amount of Light side users and Dark Side users (“good guys” and “bad guys” in the loosest sense of terms). Whenever things are too out of balance, bad things happen. We see this in the Original Trilogy, where Vader and Palpatine hold more power than Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, who are both in hiding. We see the reverse of this in the Prequel Trilogy, where the Jedi greatly outnumber the Sith, an act that eventually leads to the Jedi being nearly wiped out due to their arrogance and short-sightedness over the existence of their enemies. These two sides being out of balance leads to the conflicts in both sets of trilogies.

But what if the “balance” we’ve always heard of in Star Wars actually means a balance WITHIN a force user? So the true path to being balanced or “one” with the Force means that you need to accept both the light and the dark side of the Force? While it goes against the lore of Star Wars and the rules of the Jedi Order, there is precedence for Luke changing the rules within the now-defunct older Expanded Universe stories. The Jedi used to forbid feelings like fear and love, yet Luke Skywalker amends those rules when he falls in love with Mara Jade and marries her. Perhaps the folks at Lucasfilm are taking some of those ideas and reworking them for The Last Jedi.

 Re-imagining the use of The Force makes a lot of sense when you think about it, and would turn the entire Star Wars franchise completely on its head. As great as it is to put the worlds of Star Wars into “light” and “dark” terms, the real world isn’t so simple. The Star Wars Rebels cartoon has introduced a character that is studying the Force, but doesn’t believe in the ideas of “Light Side” and “Dark Side”. This ‘Grey Jedi” is a relatively new idea for the movies and TV side of the franchise, but it could be really interesting to have in these movies, if they choose to go that route. Either way, it’s fantastic to have these kinds of secrets and surprises in store for us with a new Star Wars movie.  Half the fun is just guessing what’s coming up.

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