Von’s Fire Update.

November 30, 2005

Lots and lots of water damage. The bookstore and the record store were the least affected, but the bead/card store and the basement are trashed. Tons of water everywhere. All of the new comics, most of the backissues, and some of the graphic novels were ruined. Non of the comics on hold survived (including my own – sob!) and I’m not sure what we are going to do about future shipments. We haven’t heard from the owner yet (he is currently heading back here from Colorado), so I have no idea whether the comic store will even reopen.

Keep checking back here for updates on the situation – whether we’ll continue selling comics or not is up in the air.


Fire.

November 30, 2005

Von’s caught on fire tonight. I don’t see us being open again anytime soon.


Shipping Wednesday, November 30.

November 28, 2005

Adventures of Superman #646
Aeon Flux: Herodotus File TP
AI Yori Aoshi vol. 11 TP

Amazing Fantasy #15
Amazing Spider-man vol. 10: New Avengers TP
American TP
Ant #3
Batman #647
Black Panther #10
BPRD: The Black Flame #4
Cannon Hawke #3
Captain Universe: Silver Surfer
Chicanos #1
City of Heroes #8
Colonia vol. 2: On Into Great Lands TP
Crisis on Infinite Earths: Absolute Editon HC
Dampyr #7
Doom Patrol #18
Exiles #73
Fear Agent #2

Fell #3
Ferro City #4
Fruits Basket vol. 12 TP
Generation M #1
GI Joe: Sigma 6 #1
Giant Size Invaders #2
Hack Slash: Land of the Lost Toys #1
Image Comics HC
Incredible Hulk #89
JLA Classified #14
Kare Kano vol. 18 TP
Keep #2
Land of the Dead #3
Legion of Super Heroes #12

Living In Infamy #1
Losers #30
Marvel Holiday Special 2005
Medival Lady Death #8
Middleman #4
Neverwhere #5

New Avengers #13
Nightcrawler #12
Ocean TP
Offical Handbook of the Marvel Universe: X-Men 2005
Plastic Man #19
Revelations #4
Saiyuki Reload vol. 2 TP
Season of the Witch #2
Secret Voice #1
Sentry #3
Silent Dragon #5
Strange Girl #5
Teen Titans: The Future is Now TP
13th Son: Worse Thing Waiting #2
Tower of the Future vol. 1 TP
Ultimate Fantastic Four #25
Usagi Yojimbo #89
Vampirella/Witchblade: Feast #1
Walking Dead vol. 4: Hearts Desire TP
Wizard Magazine #171
Wolverine #36

Wonder Woman #223
X-Men #178
X-Men & Power Pack #2
X-Men Kitty Pryde: Shadow & Flame #5


Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2005

Just reminding you that this Thursday, November 24 is Thanksgiving and Von’s Shops will be closed all day so all the employees can stuff themselves with turkey and other awesome foods. Hope everyone out there has a good Thanksgiving, but also try to keep those who are less fortunate in mind as well. [link goes to Red Cross]


Shipping Wednesday, November 23.

November 20, 2005

Amazing Joy Buzzards vol. 2 #2

Amazing Spider-man #526
Arana: The Heart of the Spider #11
Army of Darkness #3
Authority: The Magnificent Kevin #4
Batgirl #70
Batman: Gotham Knights #71
Battle Pope Color #4
Black Widow 2 #3
Captain America #12
Captain Univers: Invisible Woman
Catwoman #49
Conan #22
Cromartie High School vol. 4 TP
Daredevil #79

Down #1
Evil Ernie In Santa Fe #2
Ex Machina #16
Fantastic Four vol. 3 HC
Flash #228
Forgotten Realms: Dark Elf Exile #1
Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 4 TP
Futurama Comics #22
G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes Declassified #4
Giant Monster #2

Girls #7
Girls vol. 1: Conception TP
Godland #5
Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV vol. 1 TP
I Can’t Believe It’s Not The Justice League TP
Invincible #27
Jack Cross #4
JSA Classified #5
Loveless #2
Lucifer #68
Marvel 1602: New World #5
Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos #2
Palookaville #18
Perhapanauts #1
Previews vol. XV #12
Punisher Max vol. 4: Up Is Down And Black Is White TP
Punisher vs. Bullseye #1
Red Sonja #3
Robin #144

Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein #1
Seven Soldiers: Zatana #4
She-Hulk 2 #2
Tom Strong #35
Ultimate X-Men #65
Uncanny X-Men #466
Vigilante #3
Walking Dead #24
Witchblade #92
Wraithborn #3
X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David vol. 1 TP

Y The Last Man vol. 6: Girl On Girl TP
Young Avengers #9


Von’s recommends…

November 17, 2005

All Star Superman #1 – Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly bypass all that origin crap and get right down to business. Luthor is evil and Supes is at the height of his power. But what happens when Lex actually figures out how to kill the Man of Steel? Find out in the first of 12 issues!

Books of Doom #1 – Ed Brubaker gives us a new, modern look at Victor Von Doom’s origin story. Brubaker’s knack for dialogue makes this one fast-paced and very enjoyable. This book’s going to popular so pick it up now before it’s too late.


Fables
#43 – Another issue of the Eisner Award-winning series about fable characters trying to get by after being kicked out of their homelands. In this issue we learn more about the Arabian fables and why they’re in Fabletown.


UPS shipping error.

November 16, 2005

UPDATE! The missing comics came in earlier than expected. They have all been pulled for the appropriate subscribers and are eagerly awaiting the happy customers to come buy them. Sorry for the delay!

Due to some unknown shipping error, a whole box of comics didn’t show up today. Here is what didn’t show up, but will be here next week:

Aspen Seasons: Fall #1
Astonishing X-Men vol. 2: Dangerous TP
Batman: Journey Into Knight #4
Captain Universe: x-23
Concrete vol. 2: Heights TP
Essential X-Factor vol.1 TP
Fables #43
Marvel Milestones: Ultimate Spider-man/X-men
Samurai Executioner vol. 6 TP
Tenjho Tenge vol. 4 TP
Trigun Maximum vol. 7: Happy Days TP
X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1

Sorry for any inconvience, but normal shipping schedules should return next week.