Saturday, November 18th is Local Comic Shop Day®

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On November 18th, Please visit a participating #LCSD2017 retailer to celebrate Local Comic Shop Day®.    Lots of Unique and Limited Edition Items on Sale!

A full list of participating stores and items offered will be released in late September, 2017.

Local Comic Shop Day® celebrates locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, showcasing their unique and vital role in being the primary fire-starters of pop culture.

Each participating store is celebrating Local Comic Shop Day® differently. So please verify with the store what their plans are.

And try to visit several stores in the area!  

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Black Mask to offer three EXCLUSIVE hardcovers for LCSD. Plus possible lenticular action!

Black Mask is offering three EXCLUSIVE HARDCOVERS for Local Comic Shop Day®!
Information below.
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4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK – Exclusive Hardcover
$29.99
4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK is the darkly comedic story of four burgeoning child criminals and their elaborate plans.When a group of bumbling criminals show up in her father’s life looking to pull one last job, young Paige has two choices – let her father get caught up in their criminal hijinks or enlist her three best friends to do the job first. Paige picks the bad one.
208 pages. Collects the 5-issue mini-series.
BLACK – Exclusive Hardcover (w/ possible Lenticular Cover Opt-In)
$34.99
In a world that already hates and fears them – what if only Black people had superpowers. After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it’s safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free.
160 pages. Collects the 6-issue mini-series.
* Participating Stores may possibly receive an Exclusive Lenticular Cover Card that customers can affix for a DIY lenticular cover or keep as a sticker.  Details being worked out.
YOUNG TERRORISTS – Exclusive Hardcover (w/ possible Lenticular Cover Opt-In)
$29.99 [limited to 999]
A young heiress discovers her father is part of a tyrannical new world orders, and she vows to burn his whole empire down.
224 pages. Collects parts 1 and 2 with the FCBD special.

* Participating Stores may possibly receive an Exclusive Lenticular Cover Card that customers can affix for a DIY lenticular cover or keep as a sticker. Details being worked out.

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Aftershock to release Animosity: The Rise HC EXCLUSIVE to Local Comic Shop Day®

Note:  Not Final Cover.

 

ANIMOSITY: THE RISE HC
By Marguerite Bennett and Juan Doe
64 pages / Full Color
$19.99

Exclusive for Local Comic Shop Day!

“The Animals thought, spoke and took revenge. The dust has settled and the blood has dried, but a new force is rising in the West, ready to help Animal-kind seize power in the dark new world to come…”

Spinning out from Marguerite Bennett’s (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) hit new series ANIMOSITY is this special collection, illustrated by Juan Doe (AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER)! Witness the devastating effects of “The Wake” and how it affected other parts of the world on that terrifying day!

This hardcover edition, printed in the European Graphic Album size of 8.4 x 11.6, will be the only solo collection of this limited series ever printed. This oversized edition collects all three issues of this spin-off from the fan-favorite Animosity series. Available for the first time, and limited to 1,500 copies, as an exclusive for Local Comic Shop Day.

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Oni to release Rick and Morty Comic Shop Day Treasury Edition 2017

Following up on the first two Rick and Morty Local Comic Shop Day® Treasury Editions (2015, 2016), Oni once again offers the fan-favorite Rick and Morty Local Comic Shop Day Treasury Edition in 2017!

Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious hit Adult Swim animated show RICK AND MORTY has its own comic book series from Oni Press! Join degenerate superscientist Rick Sanchez as he embarks on all-new adventures with his awkward grandson Morty, his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry.

This special double size treasury edition for Local Comic Shop Day includes issues #17 and #26, two hilarious standalone issues written by Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Kill Them All) and illustrated by series artists Marc Ellerby and CJ Cannon. Come for the jokes, stay for the crushing ennui. Wubba lubba dub dub!

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Oni Press to offer an EXCLUSIVE Johnny Wander Comic for Local Comic Shop Day®.

Following up on their Hit Graphic Novel, Our Cats More Famous Than Us, Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota offer us more Johnny Wander!   EXCLUSIVE TO LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY®

In 2008, Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota launched the auto-bio webcomic Johnny Wander.   Early this year, Oni published a collection their work entitled Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us.   Eight years, four cats, and three moves were chronicled in the graphic novel with a foreword by Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Ghosts).

Oni is following that Hardcover up with this comic EXCLUSIVELY for Local Comic Shop Day.

Hirsh and Ota’s charming reverie about new adulthood will appeal to fans of Kate Beaton, Bryan Lee O’Malley, and Jeffrey Brown-along with anyone who’s just winging it.

For more information about Johnny Wander:    http://www.johnnywander.com/about

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Marvel Comics to offer 999 comic limited print run of Captain America #395

Marvel Comics to offer a special 999 limited print run of Captain America #395.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 LCSD version
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
HOME OF THE BRAVE  Part 1
HOME OF THE BRAVE begins – and Steve Rogers is back in action in the red-white-and-blue! Steve begins a journey across America to restore his tarnished reputation – and the dangers he encounters along the way are unlike any he’s faced before! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Rated T+
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DC Entertainment to offer Limited Hush Jim Lee HC + the “LOST” Justice League Suicide Squad Variant

  

 

To celebrate Local Comic Shop Day®, DC Entertainment is releasing two items.

The first is a 1,000 print run of Batman: Hush 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition HC.   It has no front cover trade dress and new black and white Jim Lee Cover art.

The second item is a “Lost Variant”.   It is a Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad #1 with cover art by  PAULO PANTALENA.  Print run is 3,000.

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BATMAN: HUSH 15TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION LCSD VERSION HC
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Cover by JIM LEE
This special version of the new BATMAN: HUSH Deluxe Edition hardcover
features new cover art by Jim Lee presented in black and white with no
front cover trade dress, limited to just 1,000 copies for LCS Day
partipating stores only!
In this classic tale, Batman sets out to learn the identity of the
mysterious villain known as Hush. But Batman ends up facing the most
intense case of his life as secrets from his past flood into the present!
Guest-starring the Dark Knight¹s greatest allies and enemies, this title
presents BATMAN #608-619, a 6-page segment from Wizard #0 and a 2-page
origin story that originally appeared at dccomics.com, collected as a
Deluxe Edition hardcover for the first time, along with a brand-new cover
by superstar artist Jim Lee!
376 pg, FC, 7.0625² x 10.875² € $49.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD #1
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by JASON FABOK
Variant cover by PAULO PANTALENA
The debut issue of the smash-hit miniseries that rocked comics shops in
December is back in a special edition with a variant cover by Paulo
Pantalena, available only to LCS Day participating stores only!
The first major event storyline of DC¹s Rebirth era begins with a day
Amanda Waller always knew would come: the Justice League discovers the
existence of the Suicide Squad! This government-sponsored black-ops team
of super-villains with bombs implanted in their brains is obviously a
deal-breaker for Earth¹s paragons of truth and justice! But you can bet
that the Wall and her Task Force X won¹t go down without the fight to end
all fights as this weekly series gets underway!   Print Run is 3,000 units.

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Image Comics to release foil version of Maestros #1

Being released the same week as Maestros #2, Image Comics is releasing a UNIQUE foil cover for Maestros #1 for Local Comic Shop Day®.     The title and border will both be foil.

The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered. Now, his banished son from Earth will inherit the Wizard King’s throne along with a spell that turns its user into GOD. With enemies everywhere, will this Orlando-born millennial be able to keep his new magic kingdom?

From STEVE SKROCE, the storyboard artist of The Matrix trilogy, the artist and co-creator of WE STAND ON GUARD and Doc Frankenstein, the writer / artist of Wolverine, and the artist of Amazing Spider-Man and ALAN MOORE’s YOUNGBLOOD.

“MAESTROS is a masterpiece, with one of the best first issues I’ve ever read. Steve is somehow an even greater writer than he is an artist. Get ready for your new favorite comic.” -BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

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Marvel to offer Planet Hulk in Hardcover for Local Comic Shop Day®

 

 

Thor Ragnarok,  in theaters in early November, 2017, will show for the first time planet Sakaar on the big screen.    To tie into the excitement of this movie, Marvel is releasing a special Planet Hulk Hard Cover for Local Comic Shop Day.

With new cover art by Nick Bradshaw, this edition will be the only hard cover treatment of this storyline unless you go up to Omnibus size.

A whole new world of hurt!  Betrayed by Earth’s heroes and exiled into outer space, the man-monster hulk has landed on the distant planet Sakaar, ruled by the tyrannical Red King.   Sold into Slavery, Hulk becomes the Green Scar, the planet’s mightiest Gladiator.

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BOOM! Studios Announces WWE Royal Rumble Print and Saban’s Power Rangers Blind Box

We are super excited!   BOOM! Studios has just announced that they are offering two EXCLUSIVE items for Local Comic Shop Day®!  (A WWE ROYAL RUMBLE PRINT and a SABAN’S POWER RANGERS BLIND BOX).   These instantly collectible items will be available in strictly limited amounts—500 units for the print, and 250 units for the blind box.

The beautifully illustrated WWE ROYAL RUMBLE PRINT ($19.99) by artist Brent Schoonover (Generations: Captain Marvel & Captain Mar-Vell) measures 16” x 20” and is the culmination of 12 connecting covers of BOOM! Studios’ acclaimed WWE comic book series. This frameable image features over three dozen Superstars—including The Ultimate Warrior, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Finn Bálor, and many more—as they battle it out in the Royal Rumble match of fans’ dreams.

Each SABAN’S POWER RANGERS BLIND BOX ($99.99) contains a copy of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year One: Deluxe hardcover; a limited-edition Mighty Morphin Power Rangers lithograph by Acme Archives featuring one of the Rangers, including rare Green and White Rangers; and two random, limited-edition variant covers from previous Mighty Morphin Power Rangers issues. In addition, 25 random blind boxes will contain copies of the hardcover signed by Saban Brands—Haim Saban (Creator of the Power Rangers franchise), Brian Casentini (Executive Producer, Power Rangers content), Melissa Flores (Director, Power RangersContent), and Judd “Chip” Lynn (Executive Producer, Power Rangers television series)—the company behind Power Rangers.

For more information, please click here.

Retailers, you have until September 18th, 2017 to register at www.comicspro.org/lcsd2017.

 

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Sherlock Frankenstein – Local Comic Shop Day® Variant

 

Mike Allred has completed a special Local Comic Book Day variant for Jeff Lemire and David Rubin’s Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #1.

Sherlock Frankenstein #1:
Lucy Weber, daughter of the Black Hammer, grew up to become an investigative reporter for the Global Planet. Now she’s on the hunt for the true story about what happened to Spiral City’s superheroes after they defeated Anti-God and saved the world. All answers seem to lie with the dangerous super villain tenants of Spiral City’s infamous asylum. As she gets closer to the truth she uncovers the dark origin stories of some of her father’s greatest foes, and learns how they tie into the puzzle of what happened to Spiral City’s greatest hero.
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: David Rubin
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover: Mike Allred

To read more about this awesome project, read these two articles.

First from Newsarama.

https://www.newsarama.com/36290-mike-allred-visits-sherlock-frankenstein-for-local-comic-shop-day-variant.html

And also this one from CBR.

EXCL.: Meet the Characters of Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil

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