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Week of June 25th Volume 1 #601

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THE JETPACK NERD SOCIAL CLUB PRESENTS The Jetpack ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA

THE JETPACK NERD SOCIAL CLUB PRESENTS The Jetpack ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA

STORE-WIDE SALE - TRIVIA CONTEST WITH NERD PRIZES - LIVE MUSIC


EVERYTHING YOU LOVE WILL BE ON SALE 9 - 4 at the Megastore

Closing at 5 on 7/29 cause we've got some TRIVIA to play!
Check back soon to see what the CRAZY deals are going to be.  Want to get the info even sooner?  Get the Jetpack Comics Mega App for you smart phone.  Available for all the big players (you know who you are), this app will get you inside info on all kinds of Jetpack fun and might even get you early entry to the sale!


TRIVIA CONTEST with NERDISH PRIZES at 5 PM at The Garage at the Governor's Inn

Come to play or come to watch.  It's a great time for all!


THIS AIN'T JUST COMIC BOOK TRIVIA YOU KNOW.

T.V., Movies, Toys, Card Games, Role Playing Games, Video Games, Ralph's Games, and more.  If it's got a place in pop-culture you just might find it in this event.  Seriously, let your friends know that EVERYONE has an equal shot at this. There might even be a math question or 2, and just for Jon, BIG BANG THEORY QUESTIONS!
There is no cost to participate and no need to buy anything to join us.


TRIVIA PRE-REG BONUS

Every Team Captain that pre-pregisters with Zach gets his or her TEAM a special Jetpack Prize Pack.  Email the Team details to Captain zqf8@yahoo.com.
Max of 5 people to a team.
Max of 1 Jetpack Staff Member per team.


TRIVIA MEGAAPP bonus!

Make sure you've got the Mega App on your smart phone and have push & cellular data enabled.  There's gonna be a special question or two coming through your phone but make sure you listen to Zach before you start using your phone or you could lose points.


SINGLES & COUPLES ENCOURAGED TO JOIN US!

You don't need a team.  Just show up and we'll find you a team or you can fly solo.  Or just come and hang out with us.  It's a super night of fun.  Don't miss this one.


Additional rules

Trivia is going to start at 5 pm and runs until Zach is sick of you.
No Cell Phone use except when Zach tells you to take out your phone!


ROCKING THE NIGHT AWAY WITH BLACK AGNES

Don't go home yet!  Live music starts at 8 pm with Black Agnes.  Hang out with use till the wee hours of the morning for live music and more Jetpack fun.  Who knows what tricks Ralph will have up his sleeve. 
Check out the band at http://www.blackagnesband.com/band/

Magic Open House This weekend!

Magic Open House
Date: July 1st and 2nd 
Time: 12-3

This event is for people who have never played Magic before, need a Magic refresher, or want to introduce a friend to the game! Show up, get a Welcome Deck, and play Magic against other newer players. Join us for the Magic Open House events to welcome players to Magic, two days only, July 1-2.

 

Come and play a round (3 matches) with one of our free decks and earn a Full Art land.  You'll need to bring your DCI number or register one to participate.  You can do that right here at the megastore when you show up for the event.

Stay and play another round and earn an official MTG Card Box.  The winner of this match gets to choose a promo card.  Want to earn more promo cards?  Stay and play and win!

We've got the free decks, which are the ONLY decks you can use for this!

 

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

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

 

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.

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
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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
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Comic Review: Batman #25

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Tom King’s run on Batman has been pretty stellar so far. From introducing new heroes Gotham and Gotham Girl, to showcasing one of the bloodiest Batman vs. Bane fights in years, to Batman proposing to Catwoman, King has pretty much solidified his place as one of the best writers to work on the character. But with the latest arc, “The War of Jokes and Riddles”, he may have outdone himself. There’s a fair amount of hype surrounding this issue, and amazingly the Mikel Janin drawn issue exceeded my expectations.  While you won’t get any definite resolution to Batman’s proposal to Catwoman at the end of the last issue, Batman #25 is still one of the best issues in King’s run.

Taking place just a year after Batman’s first appearance in Gotham, Batman #25 finds the Joker in an interesting spot. After a string of bizarre crimes at comedy clubs, movie theaters showing comedy film, and other events that showcase laughter, the police are stuck as to what exactly the Joker wants. Since they’ve had Edward Nigma in custody for the past year, they decide to use his puzzle expertise to help them figure what Joker wants. Nigma of course solves the mystery, but decides to finally spring himself out of the CGPD and head to the Joker himself. Once he meets up with Joker, he explains that Batman has become too predictable, and it’s taken the fun out of the crimes Joker pulls. And since Joker would rather kill Riddler before Riddler kills Batman (and vice versa), Riddler proposes a plan: the two of them should join forces to take down Batman once and for all.  Of course, this goes about as well as any other team up with the Joker would, and the titular war begins.

Tom King’s script is squarely focused on Joker and Riddler, and that’s probably a good reason for why this issue works as well as it does. Batman may be our narrator (talking with Catwoman), but we don’t see him for much of the issue. Instead, his narration serves as a great showcase for how much not only he has changed Gotham by becoming the Batman, but also how his villains will forever cast a shadow over the city and its citizens. King does an incredible job of getting inside of these two villains’ heads without overloading us with so much that it ruins their mystique. Not only that, but seeing King play in the “Year One” era of the Batman is simply a lot of fun. It frees Joker and Riddler up from the current continuity in a way that’s very refreshing.

Mikel Janin handled the art duties for the “I Am Suicide” arc of Batman, and while he did a good job on that storyline, he knocks this issue out of the park. His Joker and Riddler are fantastically portrayed, and Janin is able to present both with a larger than life but also down to Earth feel that immediately pulls you into the comic. His art is rendered so well that it’s hard not to think of books like Gotham Central or imagining this as the basis for a solo Batman movie or miniseries event on HBO.

Batman #25 isn’t just another strong issue of Tom King’s run on the character; it might also be the best. It’s certainly my personal favorite, simply because of this stellar premise and execution. The central mystery of what Batman had to do in this war is really interesting, and it’s easy to believe that when all is said and done we may have the next great Batman story.

Comic Review: Shirtless Bear Fighter #1

 

Shirtless Bear Fighter #1 (Image Comics) ShirtlessBearFighter_01-1

Sometimes you just need a dumb comic book, and Shirtless Bear Fighter is exactly that kind of book. It’s about a guy who’s called “Shirtless Bear Fighter” who fights bears. That’s it. And that’s pretty much all you need.  That’s not to say that Shirtless Bear Fighter is bad by any means. The new Image series from Jody LeHeup, Sebastian Girner, and artist Nil Vendrell is the perfect kind of stupid fun that lovingly plays up ideas of masculinity, 80’s action movies, and, well, bears.

LeHeup and Girner’s script is brimming with nods to famous action movies. Hell, you can practically guess where the story is going to go by page 3. But their script is such a loving nod to these over the top stories that it makes for a completely entertaining ride. SBF’s love of flapjacks, beards, and nudity is hilarious, and makes this character instantly entertaining.

Adding to that entertainment is Nil Vendrell’s art, which is brimming with style and character all its own. From the hilarious expressions on the bear’s faces after they get a patented “BEAR PUNCH” to the commitment to the censoring of SBL’s crotch in his many nude scenes, Vendrell’s art is just as integral to the delivery of this book as the script.

Shirtless Bear Fighter is a hilarious comic, and it’s easily one of the most wild and original books I’ve read all year. This is the kind of book that Image excels at. It’s brimming with charm and an off-kilter vibe, and it’s completely hilarious as well. I can’t recommend it enough.

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Waugh's Bag Volume 6, Issue 24!

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Volume 6, Issue 24!

“Does Whatever A Spin-Off Can?”

It’s widely been known that I have some….misgivings about Sony’s plan to do a bunch of Spider-Man spin-off films without the Wall Crawler. I was about to go on another rant about how idiotic it is to have Venom movie without Spider-Man, or how you could barely get anyone to care about Black Cat or Silver Sable without introducing them in a Spider-Man movie first, but it appears that I may not have to do that. 

Why? Because according to a new interview conducted this weekend with Venom producer Amy Pascal and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, it was revealed that the villain spin off starring Tom Hardy will in fact take place in the same universe as Tom Holland’s Marvel Studios approved Spider-Man.

Now this should be cause for celebration, right? This is exactly what I’ve wanted since Sony first announced the Venom movie. But something doesn’t seem right about this announcement. For starters, Pascal doesn’t sound very confident in what she’s saying. In fact, it almost reads like she’s just making this up off the spot.  It’s not much of a stretch to think that she’s heard some of the negative buzz on the internet around the plans for the movie, and is trying her best to turn the tide. We live in a world where the internet and fan reactions can cut a big tent pole movie off at the knees. Just look at Batman V Superman, The Mummy, and even Sony’s own Amazing Spider-Man 2. These are all films that had major franchise plans set up, and had to make pretty major changes thanks to online fan reactions. Do you really think Sony would want to go through all of that again, especially now that they’re working with Marvel on Spider-Man: Homecoming?

Speaking of Marvel, the other interesting aspect of Pascal’s reveal is that it looks like this is the first that Kevin Feige has heard of it. His silence and polite smile implies to me that he wasn’t aware of this before the interview (which is believable since a week ago he said that there are “no plans for an R Rated Marvel Studios film at the moment”, and Venom will definitely be rated R).  In fact, it looks like Feige and Pascal will definitely be having a few more talks as the press machine gets going for Homecoming. I’d imagine that Feige wants to keep everyone on the same page at both Marvel Studios and Sony, since constantly giving out different information just looks like you’re making stuff up as you go, which isn’t part of Marvel Studios’ MO at all.

So while it’s cool at first that Venom will allegedly be a part of the Tom Holland Spider-Man universe, and tangentially part of the MCU, it’s also worrisome. I suppose the worst case scenario is Spider-Man popping up in an end-credit scene, and these spin off movies being like the Marvel Netflix shows, where they reference major events in the MCU but don’t interact with Iron Man and Thor. But at the same time, I still worry that Sony is just trying to have their cake and eat it too, and are so worried about making even more money that they aren’t stopping to not only make sure their plan makes sense, but also checking to see if they’re pissing off Feige and Marvel Studios. By doing this, they may just ruin their partnership before it really gets to get off the ground.

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