Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's No Secret--New Comics for May 26th!

Marvel's Avengers rollout continues this week with the release of Secret Avengers #1, with its surprising mix of veteran members and unexpected additions to the Avengers line. Meanwhile, DC delivers a "Brightest Day" trifecta with Green Lantern #54, Green Lantern Corps #48, and Justice League: Generation Lost #2.

The third issue of Felicia Days' The Guild is available for purchase today, along with the first issue of Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth--two books that many of you have been asking about in the past few weeks.

It's a huge comics week--almost as big as last week's record-setting release week--and all the books are available as soon as we open the doors on Wednesday, May 26th, so come on by!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bright Days and Heroic Ages Galore!

What a week for fans of Marvel and DC superhero universes! DC has several major series launches and Brightest Day tie-ins to offer, including the first issues of Zatanna, Legion of Super-Heroes, and the decades-spanning DC Universe: Legacies, as well as Brightest Day #2 and Justice League of America #44. Marvel kicks off the week with Avengers #1, their major revamp of the Avengers franchise; other highlights include Heroic Age #1, Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #2, and Invincible Iron Man #26.

Of course, all these books and scores more are available for purchase just as soon as the doors open at 11am on Wednesday, May 19th, so come on by!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Breaking the Siege

This is the week that Siege comes to an end with the fourth issue and its two startling deaths--and the passing of a hero is commemorated in Siege Epilogue: Fallen Sun (which Marvel solicited under the "placeholder" name of Fallen). Who dies? Who survives? You'll be able to find out beginning on May 12th at 11am, when we open the doors and have new comics ready for purchase!

Siege fans will also want to add New Avengers Finale and Dark Avengers #16 to their "must have" list, since both of those books bring the Siege to a close and pave the way for major changes in light of the new Heroic Age.

Batman begins his circuitous time-spanning trip home in Grant Morrison's Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1. So where is he now, and how many eras will he have to pass through on his way back home? Well, it is a six-part series...

Three major DC "Brightest Day" launches this week, too: Birds of Prey #1, reuniting Gail Simone and Ed Benes; Justice League: Generation Lost #1, which brings back the bwah-ha-ha era heroes--but there's much less laughter this time; and Titans Special: Villains for Hire, with a startling death to kick off this twisted new series.

Pulp fans take heed: both First Wave #2 and Doc Savage #2 are here, continuing DC's new pulp-focused superhero-less multiverse.

A double helping of Green Hornet as the near-future dystopian Green Hornet Strikes debuts, along with the first issue of the Kevin Smith's Kato limited series.

What else? Well, there's a ton of stuff--in fact, this is the largest release week of the year thus far! Take a peek below this paragraph for some of the highlights of this week's releases--then come on by and check 'em out in person!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Join the White Lantern Corps on May 5th!

Want your very own White Lantern ring? All you have to do is come by Dr. No's and pick up a copy of Brightest Day #1 between May 5th and May 11th, and you'll get your very own pearly White Lantern ring at no additional charge! Supplies are very limited due to production complications, so we can't guarantee we'll have any after that date--but we have one for every copy of the comic that we sell this week!

Other highlights include another Uncanny X-Men installment of Second Coming, the third part of the "Return of Bruce Wayne prequel in Batman and Robin #12, and Joe Kubert's superb look at one of the most brutal battles of the Vietnam War in Dong Xoai Vietnam, 1965.

Everything you see here--and a lot more--will be available as soon as we open the doors on Wednesday, May 5th!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Free Comic Book Day 2010

We at Dr. No's would like to offer our sincere thanks to everyone who helped make Free Comic Book Day 2010 a great success!

Our guests, superstar artist Mark Bagley and writer extraordinaire Brian Reed. were well-behaved and only devoured 1 very small customer, pictured below, but that small nourishment was enough to power them through and they were kind enough to stay late to make sure everyone got a signature or a wonderful sketch!

Just a few of the more than 1500 people who showed up to enjoy more than 7000 comics that were given away on May 1st.

Who said Ms. Marvel was cancelled? She seemed to be going strong at Dr. No's, as Brian Reed (who wrote her comic book adventures) can attest!

Mark Bagley misunderstood a request for a sketch for a child as a request for a sketch on a child.

Hundreds of guests enjoy the must-have items available for sale as well as the many free comics.

Hey, don't worry, Sharpie autographs are only semi-permanent!

Scores of fans lined up for autographs and sketches.

Marvel premiered the latest version of Ultimate Spider-Man at Dr. No's!

As impressive as these costumes are on film, they were even moreso in person! Ms. Marvel and Captain America brightened the day with their surprise visit.