Summer Subscription Plans

April 29, 2007

Hey faithful readers! Just a reminder that this coming week is the last week of the semester and if any of you are leaving for the summer please, PLEASE come in, call, or email us your plans. We need to know if you want us to stop pulling comics or if you’ll be around for the summer. We’ve heard from most you guys, but if you haven’t told us, please do so ASAP!

Also, don’t forget about FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on SATURDAY, MAY 5!!

Check out more “Who’s Who In Your Local Comic Shop” at Comic Coverage.

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New Comics Shipping Wednesday, May 2.

April 29, 2007

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: SATURDAY, MAY 5!!

Alien Pig Farm #1
All New Atom #11
All New Atom vol. 1: My Life In Miniature TP
All New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Update #2
American Virgin #14
Ashley Wood’s D’Airain Aventure #2
Astonishing X-Men #21
Avengers: Initiative #2
Books With Pictures #3
Buffy The Vampire Slayer #3
Checkmate #13
Chucky #1
City of Others #2
Civil War: Captain America TP
Civil War: Wolverine TP
Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways TP
Danger Girl: Body Shots #2
Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born #4
Dark Xena #1
Darkness: Level 3
Deadman #9
Detective Comics #832
Devi #10
Exterminators #17
52 #52
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man #20
Ghost Rider: Trail of Tears #4
GI Joe: America’s Elite #23
Giant Sized Red Sonja #1
Green Lantern #19
Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland #0 (99 cents)
Hawkgirl #63
Hellboy: Darkness Calls #1
Incredible Hulk #106
Initial D vol. 26 GN
Iron Man #17
Jonah Hex #19
Justice League Unlimited #33
Korgi vol. 1 TP
Loners #2
Marvel Illustrated: Last of the Mohicans #1
Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness #3
Midnighter #7
Ms. Marvel #15
Omega Flight #2
100 Bullets #83
Punisher #47
Raise the Dead #2
Rebirth vol. 20 GN
Runaways #26
Scalped #5
Scarface: Scarred For Life #5
Sensational Spider-man Annual #1
Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil #3
Silent War #4 (damage replacements)
Spawn #167
Spider-man Loves Mary Jane #18
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #16
Star Wars: Legacy vol. 1: Broken TP
Strange Girl #16
Strangers In Paradise #89
Superman #662
Supernatural Origins #1
Teen Titans #46
Thunderbolts Presents…Zemo: Born Better #4
Transformers: Escalation #6
Transformers: Prime Directive Movie Prequel #4
True Story Swear To God #5
Ultimate Fantastic Four #41
Walking Dead vol. 6: Sorrowful Life TP
Walking Dead vol. 2 HC
Ward of the State #1
Warhammer 40K #3
Welcome to Tranquility #6
Witchblade #105
Witchblade Manga #3
Wonder Man #5
World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker 1-shot


New Comics Shipping Wednesday, April 25.

April 22, 2007

Action Comics #848
Agents of Atlas Premiere HC
Amazons Attack #1
Astro City: The Dark Age Book Two #3
Batman Confidential #5
Bloodrayne: Tibetan Heights 1-shot
Blue Beetle #14
Cable & Deadpool vol. 6: Paved With Good Intentions TP
Castle Waiting II #6
Catwoman #66
Civil War: Fantastic Four TP
Civil War: X-Men TP
Connor Hawke: Dragon’s Blood #6
Crossing Midnight #6
Daredevil #96
Devi #10
Dork Tower #36
Exiles #93
Exterminators #16
Fallen Son: Death of Captain America: Avengers
Fantastic Four #545
52 #51
Firestorm #35
God Save The Queen HC
Heroes For Hire #9
Hunter’s Moon #1
Johnny Hiro #1
JSA Classified #25
Justice #11
Justice Society of America #5
King Cat Classix HC
Knights of the Dinner Table #126
Lost Squad #6
New Avengers Illuminati: Secret History
New Excalibur #19
Newtype: May 2007
Nightmares and Fairy Tales #19
Ninja Scroll #8
Outsiders Annual #1
Path of the Assassin vol. 6 GN
Planetary Brigade: Origins #3
Powers #24
Prey: Origin of the Species TP
Professor’s Daughter GN
PS238 #22
Punisher Presents…Barracuda #3
Punisher War Journal vol. 1: Civil War Premiere HC
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea TP
Red Menace #6
Rex Mundi #5
Ride: Savannah 1-shot
Runaways vol. 7: Live Fast Digest TP
Seven: Lust #4
Silent War #4
Snakewoman #10
Spider-man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do TP
Spider-man Poster Book
Star Trek: Klingons Blood Tell #1
Star Trek: Klingons Blood Tell #1 (Klingon Language Ed.)
Star Trek The Next Generation: The Space Between #4
Super F*****s #4
Supergirl & the Legion of Super Heroes #29
Supergirl & the Legion of Super Heroes vol. 4 TP.
30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease #5
Truth, Justin & the American Way TP
Truth Serum: The Lonely Parade TP
Unique #2
Usagi Yojimbo #102
Walk-in #5
Walking Dead #37
War of the Undead #3
Wetworks #8
Wisdom #5
Wolverine #53
Wonder Woman #8
Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse #7
X-Men: First Class #8


BIG Manga sale! (still going)

April 21, 2007


BIG. HUGE. GINORMOUS.
The biggest Manga sale Von’s has ever had is going on RIGHT NOW. Get select Manga titles up to 75% off! EVERY SINGLE VOLUME OF MANGA IS ON SALE!! EVEN SPECIAL ORDERS ARE ON SALE!

BLUE STICKER = 25% OFF

GREEN STICKER = 50% OFF
ORANGE STICKER = 75% OFF
(no sticker = 15% OFF)

So get in here and take advantage of this great sale!


Jumping On Points.

April 20, 2007

In which Carroll reviews/recommends three titles this week that are perfect points to jump on for new readers.


DMZ #18 – Matty, our dear protagonist, has beaten the odds – he has survived in a war zone when nobody else thought he would. He’s also become the country’s most important reporter concerning the New Civil War. The really cool thing about this issue, though, is that Matty takes a back seat, and we get a first person view of a soldier’s experience. Specifically one that was involved in the massacre of a couple of hundred people. This issue is very emotional, very grim, but also very real. I could imagine a real person saying the things this young soldier was saying. This was my favorite issue of the series so far, and is a great place for someone to jump on that hasn’t already been reading it, or hasn’t read it for a few issues.

Justice League of America #8 – A lot of mouthy people on the internet have been hatin’ on Brad Meltzer’s run on the new JLA. Well, their full of crap. This book has been great, and I think it’s just going to get better with this new JLA/JSA crossover that starts in this issue. New readers reluctant to start something eight issues in need not worry, because these characters stand on their own very well and there is really no back story to this new arc. It nicely ties together the camaraderie and competitiveness of the two big teams, and sets up what looks to be an intriguing mystery – something Brad Melzter has a lot of experience with, seeing as he’s a New York Times bestselling mystery author.


Ultimate X-Men #81 – Robert Kirkman writes the book Invincible. It is the best superhero comic on the rack. Seriously. Even better than Daredevil. His dialog is realistic and true, and he leaves you hanging just enough to water your mouth, but not enough for you to give up caring, a la Dragonball Z. He weaves subplots like he’s using a loom on his scripts. And as soon as one subplot ends, another takes it place, giving the book a very fluid feeling, especially when reading long runs of the issues. So, what’s that have to do with Ultimate X-Men? He’s beginning to work the same magic on this book as he does with Invincible. The latest issue is less of a complete story than it is a major set-up of about half a dozen stories. If any spot was a good place to jump on this book, here it is. It think Kirkman’s got something big up his sleeve and you should not miss out.


X-Factor: The Best book some of you are reading

April 20, 2007

By Paul S.

The X-Men line is in the best shape it’s been in in years. Each book is offering something different which is great(not to mention Wolverine only appearing regularly in one book with an X on its cover) Astonishing offers big time thrills. Adjectiveless is building continuity and trying new stuff. Uncanny thrills with its outer space adventure. New is New Mutants for a new generation. All of that is great, but my favorite has got to be Peter David’s X-Factor, a noir thriller.

Taking place in Mutant Town, X-factor is the book that has best used the plot points from the House of M event in an ongoing title. It gives new layers to characters like Layla Miller with her crazy quirky precognitive abilities. It shows us just how far Quicksilver has fallen. Best of all, it features B-listers like Strong Guy, Rictor, Wolfsbane, Siren, and M with Jamie Madrox as their leader and still makes book excruciatingly addictive.

This past week’s issue revolves around the former mutant, terrorist group X-Cell who are out to get the government to admit they had a hand in M day. OH NOS! Whatever will they do? Will X-Factor reveal the truth behind M-day? How’s Quicksilver involved? Will the Blob show up? Will Quicksilver hit a woman? Will Layla totally screw with everybody? BUY this issue and find out! Don’t risk the chance of it becoming Firefly of comics.

New Comics Shipping Wednesday, April 18.

April 15, 2007

Anita Blake Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures #6
Annihilation Book 2 HC
Aquaman #51
Army @ Love #2
Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes II #8
Batman and the Mad Monk TP
Battlestar Galactica #8
Birds of Prey #105
Brave and the Bold #3
Cable & Deadpool #39
Civil War: Amazing Spider-man TP
Civil War: Front Line Book 1 TP
Civil War: Thunderbolts TP
Comic Book Artist #9
Conan #39
Daredevil: Devil Inside & Out vol. 2 TP
Demonwars: The Demon Awakens #2
DMZ #18
Drain #3
Ex Machina #27
Fallen Angel #15
52 #50
Flash #11
Forgotten Realms: Streams #2
Ghost in the Shell 1.5 #7
Girls #24
Hellblazer #231
Hellblazer: Reasons to be Cheerful TP
Hero By Night #2
Invincible #40
Justice League of America #8
Legion of Super Heroes in the 31st Century #1
Love & Rockets vol. 2 #19
Manhunter #30
Mighty Avengers #2
Moon Knight #9
Negative Burn #10
Night of the Living Dead: Just a Girl 1-shot
Nightmares & Fairy Tales vol. 3 TP
Nightwing Annual #2
Oh My Goddess vol. 26 GN
Orson Scott Card’s Wyrms #3
Painkiller Jane vol. 1 TP
Punisher Max vol. 7 TP
Ramayan 3392 AD #8
Red Sonja #21
Robin #161
Runaway Comics #3
Salon GN
Scooby Doo #119
Sensational Spider-man #37
Shadowpact #12
Showcase Presents Superman vol. 3 TP
Simpsons Comics #129
Spirit #5
Squadron Supreme: Hyperion vs. Nighthawk #4
Superman/Batman #34
Testament #17
Texas Chainsaw Massacre #6
Ultimate Spider-man #108
Ultimate X-Men #81
World War III Part 1: A Call to Arms
World War III Part 2: The Valiant
World War III Part 3: Hell is for Heroes
World War III Part 4: United We Stand
X-23: Target X #5
X-Factor #18
X-Men #198
Young Avengers vol. 2 TP