Happy New Year, one and all. I'm *almost* out from the blanket of work that settles at the end of the year, though I ain't there yet.
I spent most of yesterday doing inventory at the store, and pulling off stock for a big Graphic Novel/TP sale -- if I counted correctly, I put 678 GN/TPs out at MASSIVE discounts. We *start* at 50% off, and there's any number of items at 75%+ off.
I mention this here for two reasons -- #1) we normally don't DO "sales" at Comix Experience (It's been more than a decade since our last one) and 2) I wasn't organized enough to get the signage up for the sale yet. That means that you, reading this blog, have exclusive information about the sale, and, if you head to the store in the next day or two, will have FIRST CRACK at all of the wonderful books on sale.
A little something from every category/style/genre is in the sale -- everything from Alan Moore to James Kochalka and every point in between. There's tons of "mainstream" stuff on sale, tons of "alternative" work too.
While a significant percentage of what I marked down is slow/poor moving material (well, duh!), there's also a pretty good percentage of stuff that you ACTUALLY WANT that I just happened to have too many copies of, or is a little shopworn, that kind of thing.
There's even one or two books that were mentioned by Jeff, below, in his read on the best of 2005.
Also, as a one-time special inducement for you blog-readers, buy 3 or more sale-priced books, and take another 20% off the sale price. Buy 5 or more, and take 30% off the sale price. If those 5 books are all manga trades, you can have HALF OFF the sale price. Dayum! WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO FOR THIS SPECIAL PRICE: print off a copy of this blog entry, as "proof" you've read the blog (And so Bennett doesn't think you're full of shit, because I made this up on the spot, and he doesn't know, yet), *and* this offer is only good through close of business on Sunday, January 8th.
I'd go do it before Wednesday when I get the signs up, though, and everyone knows about it.
Right, so with that out of the way, here's what's shipping this week. Pretty small week, which is good after those last two ball-busters. Please don't forget that comics are for sale on THURSDAY this week -- if you go into your LCS on Wednesday, they're just going to point at you and laugh, man.
13TH SON WORSE THING WAITING #3 (OF 4) A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #25 A1 MISTER MONSTER WHO WATCHESGARBAGEMEN SP AEON FLUX #4 (OF 4) AIRSHELL #2 AQUAMAN #38 ARCHIE & FRIENDS #97 ASTONISHING X-MEN SAGA #1 BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN #3(OF 6) BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #139 BLOOD OF THE DEMON #11 BONE REST #7 CHIMERA #1 CITY OF HEROES #9 DAY OF VENGEANCE INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL DEAD EYES OPEN #3 DETECTIVE COMICS #815 DOC FRANKENSTEIN SKROCE CVR A #4 DOC SAMSON #1 (OF 5) DOWN #3 (OF 4) EXTERMINATORS #1 GODLAND #6 GORI LORI #1 GOTHAM CENTRAL #39 HARD TIME SEASON TWO #2 INTERIORAE #1 IRON MAN #5 JON SABLE FREELANCE BLOODLINE #6 (OF 6) JONAH HEX #3 JSA #81 JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #17 KEIF LLAMA XENOTECH #3 (OF 6) LOONEY TUNES #134 MARLENE #1 MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #11 MARVEL TEAM-UP #16 MARVEL ZOMBIES #2 (OF 5) MASTERS OF HORROR #1 (OF 12) MYTHOS X-MEN NEW EXCALIBUR #3 OUTSIDERS #32 PUNISHER #29 PURGATORI (DDP) #3 RISING STARS VOICES OF THE DEAD #6 (OF 6) RUNES OF RAGNAN #2 (OF 4) SABLE & FORTUNE #1 (OF 6) SENTINEL #3 (OF 5) SEVEN SOLDIERS FRANKENSTEIN #2 (OF 4) SHADOWPLAY #4 SPIDER-GIRL #94 SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #13 STAR WARS PURGE ONE SHOT SUPERMAN #225 SUPERMAN SHAZAM FIRST THUNDER #3 (OF 4) SUPREME POWER NIGHTHAWK #5 (OF 6) SWAMP THING #23 TEAM ZERO #2 (OF 6) TEEN TITANS #31 WITCHBLADE #93 X-MEN COLOSSUS BLOODLINE #5 (OF 5) X-MEN THE 198 FILES X-MEN THE END MEN AND X-MEN #1 (OF 6) Y THE LAST MAN #41
Books / Mags / Stuff ALAN MOORE SPELLS IT OUT ARTHUR SUYDAM ART OF THE BARBARIAN HC BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN SER1 MASTER CASE ASST BILLY THE KIDS OLD TIMEY ODDITIES TP CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOL 9 RIVER DRAGONS & OTHERS TP ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE VOL 1 TP HEAVY METALS ODYSSEY HC HELLBLAZER STARING AT THE WALL TP KISS & TELL GN LITTLE SCROWLIE VOL 2 DAWN OFFASHION VICTIMS TP MARVEL 1602 NEW WORLD TP MAZE AGENCY VOL 1 TP NEW AVENGERS VOL 1 BREAKOUT TP NEW RECRUITS TP PICTURES & WORDS TP SIN CITY GLASS ASHTRAY BLACK DEATH ICELANDIC SCHNAPPS SQUARECAT COMICS VOL 1 GN SUPERMAN SACRIFICE TP ULTIMATE ANNUALS VOL 1 TP UNIVERSAL MONSTERS CAVALCADE OF HORROR TP WILL EISNERS CONTRACT WITH GOD TRILOGY HC
The ASSHAT OF THE WEEK (for the latest order code) goes to Dark Horse's NEW RECRUITS GN which has a JUN code (for August shipping), yep, that's pretty late. I'm also fairly annoyed that we're just now getting the CONTRACT WITH GOD TRILOGY HC from Diamond now, because I understand it has been in bookstores for over a month.
That's it from me; what looks good to you this week?