'DC Universe: Rebirth #1' Midnight Release @ Rick's Comic City

This Wednesday morning (or Tuesday night, depending on how technical you want to be), Rick's Comic City will be open at midnight for a special release of DC Universe: Rebirth #1.

"The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!" 

Written by Geoff Johns with art by Phil Jimenez, Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis and Gary Frank, this premiere issue will set the stage for how the DCU will be from this point forward.
“Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,” says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. “It brings back what has been lost: the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!”
We will have the special Midnight Release variant cover for DC Universe: Rebirth #1, as well as the 1:100 limited variant cover, all while supplies last.

At the midnight event, you will also be able to purchase all of this week's new release comics from both DC and Marvel. Sorry, but you'll have to wait until 10am to purchase any new release books from any of the other publishers. The event will begin at 12:01a at both the Nashville and Clarksville stores.


Rick's Comic City Variant for 'Tank Girl: Two Girls One Tank #1'

Here is our newest exclusive store variant cover, the #1 issue of the brand new 4-issue miniseries, Tank Girl: Two Girls One Tank, from Titan Comics. 
"Fresh off the back of their latest calamitous chapter comes this shiny new Tank Girl tale from series creator, Alan Martin and artist extraordinaire, Brett Parson! Expect a healthy dose of delirium and plenty of ball-crunching action in this high-octane crosscountry skirmish that asks the question: is this world really big enough for two Tank Girls?! Strap yourself in, folks; It's gonna be one helluva ride!"
This exclusive variant cover has a smaller print run than the regular covers released by Titan and can only be found at Rick's Comic City Nashville or Clarksville stores starting today. If you live out of the area and would like one shipped, contact us through the 'Contact Us' page, or visit our current eBay listing here.

Top 3 (-ish) for #NCBD 5/11/16

First of all, thanks to everyone who came out to either the Nashville or Clarksville store for Free Comic Book Day this past Saturday. It's become a wonderful annual event for us to host, but it wouldn't be half as great without all the awesome comic book fans like you participating with us. So, thank you!

This week's picks for New Releases have a post-Free Comic Book Day theme. Did you pick up some new titles to try on our Free Comic table? Well, instead of our usual 3 picks, here are 6 titles that had a book on the free table that you can now continue reading from this week's new release wall.

4001 A.D.: X-O Manowar (Valiant Comics) $3.99
Writer: Robert Venditti; Artist: Clayton Henry; Cover Artist: CAFU

Synopsis: One-shot issue tying into Valiant's 4001 A.D. crossover event! How did the rise of Earth's most powerful hero lead to humanity's ultimate destruction? Just what was the War of the X-O Manowars...and how did its catastrophic fallout bring ruination and despair to a besieged planet? And why is the sacred extraterrestrial armor called Shanhara the one weapon Father fears more than any other? Blast two thousand years into the future to see New Japan's dominion over Earth...and the doomed role that the X-O Manowar armor was forever fated to play in the coming war for liberation!

Like this? Also Try: 4001 A.D., X-O Manowar, Rai, Eternal Warrior, Bloodshot, Archer & Armstrong (also out this week), all from Valiant Comics.

Archie #8 (Archie Comics) $3.99
Writer: Mark Waid; Artist: Veronica Fish

Synopsis: Veronica's father (and Archie's arch-nemesis!), Hiram Lodge, is running for Mayor of Riverdale! But will he save, and even improve the town - or will he destroy it? Find out in this next installment of the hottest comic of the year!

Like this? Also Try: If you like the new updated version of Archie by Waid and Fish, then also checkout Jughead, out now. Also make sure to ask for the new Betty & Veronica series by Adam Hughes added to your hold list as it debuts in July 2016. If you prefer the classis version of Archie we also have the newest Digest books of the gang in store as well!

Assassin's Creed #8 (Titan Comics) $3.99
Writers: Anthony Del, Conor McCreery; Artist: Neil Edwards

Synopsis: Tensions are running high in the Assassin Cell as Charlotte's investigation is plagued by the limitations of the portable Animus. When she turns on Kody, Galina leaps to defend him. With tempers at breaking point, can the team pull themselves back together before they are torn apart for good?

Like This? Also try: Titan Comics has a nice selection of other comics based on video games. Check out Assassin's Creed: Templers, Deus Ex and Dark Souls to continue the stories of your favorite games.

Doctor Who: The 12th Doctor Year Two #5 (Titan Comics) $3.99
Writer: Robbie Morrison; Artist: Rachael Stott; Cover Artist: Simon Myers

Synopsis: It's the long-awaited return of a deadly foe, as the Doctor and Clara face a monster that will have you checking your stack of comics for suspicious movement! Dare you continue reading, when every page turn could bring you into mortal danger? You have to - you're the Doctor's only hope!

Like This? Also try: Not only does Titan have a great selection of comics from the world of video games, but they are also the home to The Doctor. If you are fans of the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th Doctor Who, then there is a comic for specifically for that Doctor.

Sonic The Hedgehog #281 (Archie Comics) $3.99
Writer: Ian Flynn; Artist: Terry Austin & Various; Cover Artist: Tyson Hesse

Synopsis: Sonic is speeding down the Dragon Road in "Wings of Fire," Part One: Sonic and the Freedom Fighters travel to city-state of Chun-nan in search of more Gaia Keys! Dulcy the dragon is bringing all her might to help, but is her fledging team ready for end-of-the-world stakes? Could anyone really be? Then in "Homesick," Bunnie and Tails come to the aid of a Key Guardian in a time of crisis!

Like This? Also try: Sonic Universe from Archie is another great book for all ages of kids and Sonic fans to ready. We also have a nice selection of older stories in collected trade format if you are wanting to catch up.

Adventure Time #52 (Boom! Studios) $3.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings; Artist: Ian McGinty; Cover Artist: Shauna Grant

Synopsis: In the ghost realm, Jake is met with some pretty familiar challenges to overcome.

Like This? Also try: Boom! Studios, through it's kaboom! line of comics and partnership with Cartoon Network, have some of the best cartoon adaption comics out there. So if there is a popular show on the network, then you can bet they have the comic to go with it. Get your fix of Adventure Time with this regular ongoing series as well as a few spinoff miniseries. Also look for books from Steven Universe, Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, and Amazing World of Gumball to help get your young reader (or those young at heart) to try a comic book of their favorite show.

Looking for more comics? Click the 'New Release' tab at the top of the page for everything out this week.

Free Comic Book Day 2016 @ Rick's Comic City

Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday and Rick's Comic City is the best place to be to celebrate the day! Come to either our Nashville or Clarksville store for a great day of fun! We'll have sale items throughout the store. Over 100+ long boxes of comics to dig through in our annual $0.50 sale. Plus our Bonus Table will be back: Every $10 you spend with us you gets you 1 ticket to redeem for select items off our prize table.

And don't forget the FREE COMICS! Here's this year's full list of the free comics being offered.

Rules For Free Comics: EVERYONE who attends can get up to 5 free comics of their choice. If you make any purchase from us, you can get an additional 5 more books. The free comics are a select group of books that have the "Free Comic Book Day" logo on the cover (see the link above for what is available) and does NOT mean all comics in the store are free. We tried to order as many as possible, but supplies are limited and they may run out.

Special Guests for Rick's Comic City Nashville

Christopher Khayman Lee
Red Ranger from Power Rangers in Space

Chris will be have available 8x10 prints, t-shirts, toys and photo-ops available for purchase!

Pick up a copy of Chris's comic book, L.A. Crazy Town from West Coast Comics!

About L.A. Crazy Town: In the city of Los Angeles, vigilantes are few and far between. Not because crime is a minor concern, but due to a group that's very thorough at its job. Only the hardiest (or idiotic) criminals step in to the city knowing full well that it's guardian angels will stop at nothing short of painting the town red with their own blood.

Eric Powell
Comic Book Writer/Artist of The Goon, Big Man Plans, Chimichanga, Big Trouble in Little China and more. Eric has worked from all the major publishers including Marvel, DC and Dark Horse.

Eric will be on hand to sign and chat with fans.
Make sure to pick up the FCBD 2016 2000 AD Special. It's 48-pages of thrill-drenched Sci-Fi from Britain's greatest comic! Eric is included in this book with some works for his Albatross Funnybooks Comics line.

Other creators in attendance will be: Convention Artist Billy Martinez, Devil's Due/1First Comic's webcomic Galaxys For Hire creator Sherard Jackson and artist Ben Fosselman.

2016 Costume Contest hosted by JABEcon
JABEcon (the Japan, Animation, Books and Entertainment Convention) will be giving you two chances to win in their costume contest this year! Come by the JABEcon table before Noon for your first chance to win. For you late risers we are giving you another chance at 3pm for another round of prizes.

You must be present before Noon or 3pm to be eligible, winners will be announced after their respective cutoff times. There is no age limit to join the fun! There will be an Adults and Kids Division to judge by. Kids division (under 18) will win a $50 The Lego Store gift card and cool prizes from DK Books!

JABEcon Costume Contest will only be at the Nashville location of Rick's Comic City.

For more about JABEcon, visit their website here.

Nerd Rock Returns to Free Comic Book Day!
At 5pm we will see the return of our FCBD Concert. Check out local artists Fable Cry, Night Sabers and Rick's Comic City's very own James "feildmouse" Hughey as they play in a free show at the Nashville store. 

Holy Wedding Cake, Batman!

Just a couple of weekends ago, one of our Hold Box members, Eli, got married to his beautiful bride Paula. They told me the entire day was amazing and everything went according to plan, especially their amazing cake! This cake is equal parts classic wedding and equal parts justice! It even features some custom POPs! figures as cake toppers for the bride and groom! Way to go guys, we love the cake and wish you all the best!

Congrats Eli and Paula!


Wedding cake was made by L&T Cakery in Jackson, TN (Facebook page here)
Custom cake topper were done by EverAfterProducts (Etsy page here)
Photos by Justin Renfroe

Top 3 for #NCBD 4/27/16

Looking for something new to read? Check out these great picks out this week:

4 Kids Walk Into A Bank (Black Mask) $3.99
Writer: Matthew Rosenberg; Artist: Tyler Boss

Synopsis: A fun(ish) crime caper about children! Eleven-year-old Paige and her weirdo friends have a problem: a gang of ex-cons need her dad's help on a heist... the problem is those ex-cons are morons. If Paige wants to keep her dad out of trouble, she's going to have to pull off the heist herself. Like Wes Anderson remaking Reservoir Dogs, 4KWIAB is a very dark & moderately humorous story about friendship, growing up, D & D, puking, skinheads, grand larceny, and family.

Why We Are Excited: Rosenberg was the writer and Boss was the colorist on the 5-issue miniseries We Can Never Go Home, which was a favorite pick for many of our employees. So another miniseries by these guys feels like a no-brainer to add to our Must Read list this week. We have so much faith in the book that we even got our name on it with a exclusive variant cover (Check it out here!)

Over The Garden Wall (Boom! Studios) $3.99
Writers: Jim Campbell, Amalia Levari; Artists: Jim Campbell, Cara McGee; Cover Artist: Jim Campbell

Synopsis: Over the Garden Wall is now an ongoing series! In this kickoff issue, Wirt and Greg might have escaped the Beast's grasp and made it out of the Unknown, but some things can't be forgotten. Greg returns to Dreamland at night, where the silly creatures who live there help him on his adventures. Then, dive back into the early days in the Unknown where young Anna, the daughter of the Woodsman, must learn to survive in the woods on her own.

Why We Are Excited: The Cartoon Network miniseries really captured an audience with it's creativity and staying right on that line of all ages horror and magic storytelling. The limited series from Boom! last year also captured the same feel of the show. Now we get a monthly series and we couldn't be to go back over the wall.

Image+ #1 (Image Comics) $1.99 (or free with purchase of Previews)

Synopsis: Image+ is an all-new monthly magazine featuring Image's upcoming releases, as well as bonus creator-owned comics content. Each issue will be distributed with Diamond's monthly Previews Catalog. It will also feature an original, four-page The Walking Dead story concerning Negan's origins, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, for the first year of releases, a total of 48 pages of new TWD! Plus, you'll get exclusive interviews, spotlight features, bonus never-before-seen preview pages and editorials from industry and retailer voices.

Why We Are Excited: It's not often we recommend a preview-style magazine as our pick, but the fact that we get part of a new The Walking Dead story in every issue has us sold! Maybe we still miss Wizard magazine just a bit too and hoping this might fill a small void.

For more New Comics out this week, click the 'New Releases' tab at the top of the page.

'4 Kids Walk Into A Bank' #1 Ricks' Comic City Variant Cover

We are happy to bring to you another exclusive comic cover only found at Rick's Comic City! Check out 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #1 from Black Mask Studios. Written by Matthew Rosenberg with art by Tyler Boss. All of their variants feature homages to classic movies that has some inspiration to the story. Ours is an homage to the movie City of God. This cover is limited to only 250 copies.

The release date for this first issue was supposed to be 4/27, but due to a shipping error, we have already received our copies of the store variants. Diamond and Black Mask have given us the OK to go ahead and start selling these books early. For those that live too far away, we already have this version available for sale on eBay (click here for the listing) or you can come into either of our stores this coming Wednesday to get this cover or the regular cover (or both!) on New Comic Book Day.

So what's it about? Here's the trailer for the story to tell you more:

About 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank: The story follows 11-year-old Paige and her weirdo friends. They have a problem: a gang of ex-cons need her dad’s help on a heist… the problem is those ex-cons are morons. If Paige wants to keep her dad out of trouble, she’s going to have to pull off the heist herself. Like Wes Anderson remaking Reservoir Dogs, 4KWIAB is a very dark & moderately humorous story about friendship, growing up, D&D, puking, skinheads, grand larceny, & family.

Top 3 for #NCBD 4/20/16

Looking for something new to read? Check out these great new selections out this week:

Dept. H #1 (Dark Horse) $3.99
Writer/Artist: Matt Kindt

Synopsis: Mia is a special investigator hired to uncover possible sabotage taking place at a deep-sea research station. What she finds is a mind-blowing crime scene filled with suspects with terrible secrets, strange deep-sea creatures, and an impending flood!

Why We Are Excited: Fresh off wrapping up his last creator owned book, Mind Mgmt, we are excited to see what other stories Kindt has in store for us. This series promises an exciting undersea sci-fi mystery. Those that have gotten it in advance have been signing it's praises. Now it's time for us to see what the big mystery is all about in this first issue!

Joyride #1 (of 4) (Boom! Studios) $3.99
Writer: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly; Artist: Marcus To

Synopsis: In the future, Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the dumb World Government Alliance watching over them, training children to join the militarized Allied Youth and eliminating all resistance with a giant ray gun. Uma Akkolyte is a girl who shoots first and leaps before she looks, and when she gets a strange message from outside the barricades of SafeSky, she jacks a spaceship and punches through the stratosphere with an unlikely crew of teens who are totally not ready for what they're about to find.

Why We Are Excited: We like a little punk-rock with our futuristic sci-fi, so what's more punk then youths in revolt! From the same team that brought us Hacktivist comes a new look at a future world gone wrong.

Divinity II #1 (of 4) (Valiant Comics) $3.99
Writer: Matt Kindt; Artist: Trevor Hairsine; Cover Artist: Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

Synopsis: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent three cosmonauts farther than anyone has gone before or since. While out there something changed them. Long thought lost, Abram Adams was the first to return. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Now, Miska, the female co-pilot of the group, has also returned to Earth...but, unlike Abram she still believes in the Communist ideal. And, unlike Abram, she intends to play a very real role in the return of Soviet glory. Earth is about to meet a new god. And she's a Communist. How long can it be before the nations of Earth bend before DIVINITY?

Why We Are Excited: Did you read that synopsis? It's almost like taking the best parts of Superman II movie with Superman: Red Son, mixed with a little Fantastic Four! Wait...is that 2 Matt Kindt books in our Top 3 this week?? I feel a man-crush coming!

For more new comics out this week, click the "New Release" tab at the top of the page.

Top 3 for #NCBD 4/13/16

Looking for something new to read? Check out these great titles out this week:

Moon Knight #1 (Marvel Comics) $4.99
Writer: Jeff Lemire; Artist: Greg Smallwood

Synopsis: The book you'd be insane to miss! Marc Spector (a.k.a. Moon Knight/Jake Lockley/Steven Grant) has been fighting criminals and keeping New York City safe for years... or has he? When he wakes up in an insane asylum with no powers and a lifetime's worth of medical records, his whole identity (identities) are called into question. Something is wrong, but is that something Marc Spector himself? Jeff Lemire and rising star Greg Smallwood are calling everything you know about Moon Knight into question.

Why We Are Excited: Maybe we should have just been a philosophy major in college, but we love the concept of this new series. Moon Knight might be the perfect Marvel character to play this psycho-drama. He's only really had several shorter-run series before, which makes his past a bit more mysterious and opens up the very real possibility that he is insane. It's much harder to pull that off with longer established characters like Captain America or Iron Man.

I Am A Hero Omnibus TP Vol 1 (Dark Horse) $19.99
Writer and Artist: Kengo Hanazawa

Synopsis: A mentally unhinged manga artist witnesses the beginning of a zombie outbreak in Tokyo, and he's certain of only two things: he's destined to be the city's hero, and he possesses something quite rare in Japan-an actual firearm! The Shogakukan Manga Award winner comes to Dark Horse! Contains I Am a Hero Japanese volumes 1 and 2.

Why We Are Excited: Some critics are saying this series is on par with The Walking Dead for having its unique twists and nobody-is-safe turns. We are interested to see if the old proverb "The one-eyed man is king in the land of the blind" is the same as "The man with the gun is king in a land of zombies."

C-3PO #1 (Marvel Comics) $4.99
Writer: James Robinson; Artist: Tony Harris

Synopsis: Follow everyone's favorite protocol droid as he Journeys to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in this special one-shot leading up to his appearance in the film! Just how did Threepio get a red arm, anyway? Find out here as the blockbuster creative team of James Robinson and Tony Harris!

Why We Are Excited: What Star Wars fan wasn't wondering what was up with '3PO's arm while watching the latest movie? Now we find out. Add in that this will be the first time in almost 20 years that Robinson and Harris have worked together since their run on Starman for DC back in the '90s, and this one-shot will be near the top of our reading stack this week!

To find more new comics out this week, click the 'New Releases' tab at the top of the site.

Top 3 for #NCBD 4/6/16

Looking for something new to read? Check out these great picks out this week:

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 (Marvel Comics) $4.99
Writer: Charles Soule, Chris Eliopoulos; Artist: Phil Noto

Synopsis: An all-new ongoing series spinning out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission...Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force. Revealing backstory leading directly into the holidays' greatest adventure, follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order.

Why We Are Excited: The new Star Wars movie gave us several new and awesome characters. Some, like Rey and BB-8, we saw a lot of. Others, like Poe, we only got a glimpse of. But in the little screen time he got, he seemed like he fit right in to this universe and you could tell that he had a much bigger story to him. Now we get that story and we couldn't be happier. And he's BB-8 approved!

Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol 1 HC (DC Comics) $22.99
Writer: Grant Morrison; Artist: Yanick Paquette

Synopsis: In this new installment of the best-selling Earth One original graphic novel line, Grant Morrison joins with Yanick Paquette to reimagine Wonder Woman for a new era. Encompassing the vision of her original creator, William Moulton Marston, Morrison presents a Diana who yearns to break free from her mother and the utopian society on Paradise Island to learn about the forbidden outside world. Her dreams may come true when Air Force pilot Steve Trevor crashes on their shores, and she must defy the laws of the Amazons to return him to Man's World. Is she ready for the culture shock that awaits her in America? And is the world ready for this Wonder Woman?

Why We Are Excited: So far the Earth One line of OGN from DC have been spectacular. Set on a parallel world from the DCU, they have allowed top-named talent to take these familiar characters and adjust their origins to a more modern flavor, without worrying about deep continuity. So far we've seen Superman, Batman and the Teen Titans in this style, so we are can't wait to see what they do with WW.

Black Panther #1 (Marvel Comics) $4.99
Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates; Artist: Brian Stelfreeze

Synopsis: A new era for the Black Panther starts here! "A Nation Under Our Feet" is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther's struggle to do right by his people as their ruler. The indomitable will of Wakanda has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now the current Black Panther, T'Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called The People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T'Challa knows the country must change to survive -- the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?

Why We Are Excited: Admit it. Ever since that trailer for Captain America: Civil War dropped and you saw Black Panther running around, your interest in the character has greatly increased. Add in the fact this series will be written by the award winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates, who is from outside the world of comics, and our curiosity level is up to that of a cat. Or in this case, a panther.

To see more new comics out this week, click the 'New Release' tab at the top of the site.

Top 3 for #NCBD 3/23/16

Looking for something cool to read? How about these great new releases out this week:

Batman #50 (DC Comics) $4.99
Writer: Scott Snyder; Artists: Greg Capullo, Danny Miki

Synopsis: Batman has returned to Gotham City! In this extra-sized conclusion to Snyder and Capullo's epic story "Superheavy", Bruce Wayne returns to the cape and cowl to battle Mr. Bloom alongside Jim Gordon for the fate of the city they both love.

Why We Are Excited: Snyder and Capullo's run on Batman has been one of the best series to read in the New 52 era of DC Comics. We've seen them introduce the Court of Owls, deface the Joker and let Jim Gordon don the mantel of the Bat, just to name a few moments. While it's not the final issue these two will be doing on the book (issue #51 will be their last, with a fill in team of James Tynion IV and Rafael Albuquerque on the series final issue, #52) this issue promises to wrap up what they started during their very enjoyable 5-year run on the title.

The Bob's Burgers Burger Book HC (Rizzoli) $19.99
Writers: Loren Bouchard, Cole Bowden

Synopsis: The Bob's Burgers Burger Book is the first and only pun- and calorie-heavy cookbook based on Fox's Emmy-winning animated hit. These never before seen laugh-out-loud grill-ready burger recipes, specially written by creator Loren Brouchard and based on star Bob Belcher's specialty Burgers of the Day, will have the show's ravenous fans salivating with hunger and hilarity. The Bob's Burgers Burger Book gives burger-loving fans their only chance to eat one of Bob Belcher's beloved specialty creations in 75 original, practical recipes for the hilariously named burgers by fan-favorite blog "The Bob's Burger Experiment."

Why We Are Excited: How often do we get a book that can make us both laugh and fill our stomachs? Fans of the show will want to check out how to make great burgers like "Sweaty Palms Burger", "I Know Why the Cajun Burger Sings Burger" and "Shoot-Out at the OK-ra Corral Burger".

Oh, Hell #1 (Overground Comics) $3.99
Writer: G. Wassil; Artist: Dave Hamann

Synopsis: Angela's parents have had it with her, and are shipping her off to boarding school. What no one knows? The school is in Hell, where it's pass or fail. The Geekie Award Winner for best graphic novel finally comes to you monthly from Overground Comics!

Why We Are Excited: The premise of a boarding school in Hell sounds like something from the world of anime, and we are totally on board! I wonder how you can extra credit in Hell-school...?

For more new comics out this week, click the 'New Release' tab at the top of the site.

'Legends of Tomorrow' Chat with CW58

This week Steve and Torri talk Heat Wave and Captain Cold!

And my favorite brothers, #Heatwave and #CaptainCold are the topic of this week's #LegendsChat!Steve from Rick's Comic City Clarksville and I chat about our antiheroes! DC's Legends of Tomorrow is on tonight at 7!
Posted by CW 58 Nashville on Thursday, March 17, 2016

Catch DC's Legends of Tomorrow every Thursday night at 7pm on CW 58 Nashville!

Top 3 for #NCBD 3/16/16

Looking for something new to read? Here are some great new picks just added to the shelves this week:

International Iron Man #1 (Marvel Comics) $3.99
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Artist: Alex Maleev

Synopsis: Who is Tony Stark, really? Since learning that he was adopted as a baby, this question has cast a shadow over Stark's life. Now, it is time to uncover what his legacy truly is, a journey that will carry Tony into new directions as a man and as a super hero. Alongside his strange new quasi-ally Doctor Doom, Iron Man will discover new things about the Marvel Universe he didn't know existed before!

Why We Are Excited: Bendis and Maleev's run on Daredevil is arguably on of the best that character ever had, so we are excited to see them re-team and unravel the recent mystery of how Tony actually came to be a Stark.

Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #1 (Boom! Studios) $3.99
Writer: Josceline Fenton; Artist: Chrystin Garland; Cover Art: Kat Leyh

Synopsis: Steven takes the Gems out for a camping trip and tells them spooky stories around the camp fire. The Gems don't give him much of a reaction, but they do tell him a spooky story of their own about a monster who turns bad Gems into glass and shatters them. Pearl assures a terrified Steven that it's just a story, but suddenly people around Beach City start turning up frozen in glass...

Why We Are Excited: The TV show has quickly become a fan favorite to many. The first mini series stayed very true to the heart of what we love about the show. So we wouldn't expect anything else from this second mini series. We're ready to go to the Beach (City)!

The Doorman #1 (of 4) (Heavy Metal Comics) $3.50
Writer: Eliot Rahal, Daniel Kibblesmith; Artist: Kendall Goode

Synopsis: Henry Clay Waters is The Doorman of Earth and hasn't had an interstellar visitor in decades until... his last day on the job when an extraterrestrial assassin darkens his doorstep. Saved by the neurotic alien Detective Flower, the two must team up to solve the galaxy's biggest mystery or get killed trying!

Why We Are Excited: Part detective mystery, part Men in Black-esqe alien protectors, The Doorman sounds like a fun adventure into finding out who protects Earth from having unwanted alien guests and/or overlords.

To see more new comics out today, hit the 'New Releases' tab at the top of the site.

'Captain America: Civil War' Trailer #2 Drops

If you heard a collective nerd-gasim from the comic book crowd yesterday, it may be because a new trailer dropped for the next Marvel movie. Did you see it? It you haven't (or even if you have, watch it again!), you can check it out here:

Captain America: Civil War releases in theaters May 6, 2016

Another 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Talk with CW58

Steve and Torri take a minute to talk about White Canary on our weekly chat. Did you catch tonight's episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow yet?

Talking the #WhiteCanary with Steve from Rick's Comic City Clarksville!PS. She's my favorite.DC's Legends of Tomorrow is ALL NEW tonight at 7!
Posted by CW 58 Nashville on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Top 3 for #NCBD 3/9/16

Looking for something new to try out? Check out these New Release recommendation. And they are themed this week! Check out all these great All Ages Book out this week:

The Baker Street Peculiars #1 (Boom! Studios) $3.99
Writer: Roger Langridge; Artist: Andy Hirsch

Synopsis: It's a lovely day in 1930s London, right up until a giant stone lion comes to life and starts wrecking the city! It seems like the perfect case for the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Of course, Sherlock Holmes doesn't actually exist; he is a fictional character created by housekeeper Mrs. Hudson, who has been the real detective all along, writing Holmes' adventures under the pen name of John Watson and running around the city in disguise. With an overwhelmed case load she'll need the help of a precocious bunch of young detectives-in-training to solve the mystery of the living statues. Baker Street will never be the same!

Why We Are Excited: What if the world's greatest detective (no, not Batman) isn't who we are lead to believe he is? This looks to be a fun, all-ages twist on the literary legend from Roger Langridge (Abigail and the Snowman) and Andy Hirsh (Adventure Time).

Aw Yeah Comics: Action Cat & Adventure Bug #1 (of 4) (Dark Horse) $2.99
Writer: Art Baltazar, Franco; Artist: Art Baltazar

Synopsis: Fresh from the creative minds at Aw Yeah Comics-a brand-new series starring the valiant Action Cat and his trusty sidekick, Adventure Bug! As Evil Cat lurks behind the scenes, our heroes endeavor to bring comics to the good people of Beautiful Downtown Skokie. You better believe high jinks will ensue!

Why We Are Excited: Co-Kings of the All Ages books, Art and Franco already have a great reputation for telling great stories like Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures and Itty Bitty Hellboy. Their creator-owned character Action Cat was created as a mascot for their Aw Yeah Comics store, and soon took on a life of his own. Now he has his own limited series from Dark Horse and he's ready for adventure!

Adventure Time #50 (Boom! Studios) $4.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings; Artist: Ian McGinty

Synopsis: Fourth anniversary issue! This special oversized one-shot issue introduces new series artist Ian McGinty (Welcome to Showside, Bravest Warriors)! Finn takes a tour of his past lives when he astral projects through an old photo album. Features special incentive covers by the first Adventure Time art team, Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb, and Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son)!

Why We Are Excited: Much like the Adventure Time TV show paved the way for new and awesome shows on Cartoon Network, this book has done almost the same for adapting those CN shows to the comic book form. After it succeeded, it was a no-brainer to start seeing shows like Steven Universe, Clarence and Amazing World of Gumball on the comic racks as well. But you can't go wrong with the original. And hitting the 50-issue milestone is a huge feat in this day and age of comics. High-five!

To see more new comics coming out this week, hit the 'New Release' tab at the top of the page.

Join the In Store Convention @ Rick's Comic City

Today we will be participating with Diamond Comics Distribution for their first ever In-Store Convention. Get all the great Con-style panels from all the major comic distributors, but in the comfort of your local comic shop. We'll have the event streaming at our Nashville store beginning at 11am. Swing by and see what some of the top names in the business have to say about their upcoming projects from all the major publishers. Here's the schedule of when your favorite creator will be taking the stage. **Note: these times are in Eastern Time Zone:

The event will be live streaming and fully interactive, so if you have a question for any one of these guests, you can ask them by tweeting to @instorekickoff.

'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Talk with CW58

This week Steve and Torri talk about The Atom!

Damn Steve from Rick's Comic City Clarksville! Back at it again with the awesome Legends Chat!This week, it's our billionaire genius, The Atom AKA Brandon Routh!Get all the info before tonight's ALL NEW DC's Legends of Tomorrow at 7!#DCLegends #DamnDaniel #TheAtom #BrandonRouth
Posted by CW 58 Nashville on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Catch DC's Legends of Tomorrow tonight at 7p on CW 58 Nashville.

Top 3 for #NCBD 3/2/16

Looking for something new to read? Here are our Top 3 picks with great jumping on points:

Another Castle #1 (of 5) (Oni Press) $3.99
Writer: Andrew Wheeler; Artist: Paulina Ganucheau

Synopsis: Princess Misty of Beldora longs for a more exciting life, but gets more than she bargained for when she is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Grimoire. He intends to marry her and conquer Beldora, leading the land into ruin and chaos. Together with the long-suffering citizens of Grimoire and a certain bumbling prince, Misty must fight to protect her kingdom and free both realms from Badlug's tyrannical rule.

Why We Are Excited: The title reminds us of the original Super Mario Bros, the setting reminds us of Zelda, but in this world the Princess can save her own kingdom. No Link or dirty plumbers necessary!

Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill-Alpha #1 (Marvel) $4.99
Writer: Nick Spencer; Artist: Jesus Saiz

Synopsis: Pleasant Hill looks like the perfect small-town community -- but underneath the surface, a deadly secret lurks. One so explosive it will draw estranged allies Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson back together to save a friend in danger and put things right. But when the combined might of the Captain Americas isn't enough, whom do they call? In the face of unspeakable evil, it's time for the Avengers to Assemble like never before!

Why We Are Excited: Here's the first bookend issue to the big crossover event running through the Avengers related titles. Something seriously wrong is happening in Pleasant Hill that contradicts it's wholesome image. And the Avengers are about to find out what that is.

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #1 (Boom!) $3.99
Writers: Kyle Higgins, Steve Orlando; Artists: Hendry Prasetya, Corin Howell; Cover Artist: Jamal Campbell

Synopsis: This is Green Ranger Year One! The Green Ranger's addition to the team has brought new instability and uncertainty to the Rangers. With remnants of Rita Repulsa's control still stirring in the back of Tommy's mind, he must confront the fact he may be more of a danger to his new team than a help. As Rita plays the heroes against each other, her ultimate plan begins to take form, and vengeance for the Green Ranger's betrayal will be unleashed on Angel Grove. Also: A Bulk & Skull short story that puts the pair on the ultimate mission to impress Kimberly and Trini!

Why We Are Excited: The issue #0 that came out just the other month went flying off our shelves (We'll have a few 3rd Print of #0 available too!). And with the announcement that the original Pink Ranger will be getting a solo miniseries, it feels like this will be the beginning of a ton of great new stories with the original MMPR team.

For the full list of everything out this week, click the 'New Release' tab at the top of the page.

Final Trailer for 'Marvel's Daredevil' Season Two Drops

The Part One trailer from the other week showed us some pieces as to how the Punisher will be fitting into Matt Murdock's world. As if that won't keep him busy enough, this trailer shows us a bit of what Elektra is up to at the same time. Matt is going to be a busy, busy man...

Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 drops exclusively on Netflix March 18, 2016.

Chatting 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' with CW 58

This week Steve, from Rick's Comic City Clarksville, chats with CW 58's Torri Yates-Orr about the Hawk-people on DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

#HawkGirl #HawkmanLet's go! Steve Cotton, from Rick's Comic City Clarksville talked all about our flighty heroes from DC's Legends of Tomorrow! New episode TONIGHT at 7!
Posted by CW 58 Nashville on Thursday, February 25, 2016 
Catch DC's Legends of Tomorrow Thursday nights at 7pm locally on CW 58!

DC Comics Announces 'Rebirth'

At the ComicsPRO annual meeting last weekend in Portland, Oregon, DC Comics announced their latest company wide change. It's being titled "Rebirth", and DC's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns knows a little something about what that word means in the DC Universe. Johns was the writer on Green Lantern Rebirth and Flash Rebirth and wants to try a similar thing with the whole universe. Yes, they are ending what has been named "The New 52"-era, with many of the titles ending at issue #52, but "Rebirth" will not be a reboot. Instead, it will be taking what was there before, embracing it, and trying to create something new and different for each character.

The universe spanning Rebirth will begin with DC Universe: Rebirth #1 on May 25, an 80-page, $2.99 comic written by Johns with art by Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis, Gary Frank, and Phil Jimenez. After that, all continuing titles after that will launch with their own Rebirth one-shots before getting a new #1 issue. The only exception to this will be Action Comics and Detective Comics will return to their historical numbering of #957 and #934 respectively (Which means we will eventually see a #1000 hit the stands!)

Also changing will be the price and frequency of publication for these books. All of the new comics will have a cover price of $2.99 (Remember the old motto? 'Towing the Line at $2.99!"), regardless of it's publication schedule. About 17 titles will go to a twice-monthly release (many of the better selling titles from members of the Justice League) and about 15 books that will continue as monthly books.

No creative teams have been announced yet for the new series, but expect that announcement to come next month at either C2E2 in Chicago or WonderCon in LA, both at the end of March.

Here's the full list of titles that will be returning in June and July with new #1's:
- Action Comics (with #957)
- Aquaman
- Batgirl
- Batgirl & the Birds of Prey
- Batman
- Detective Comics (with #934)
- Flash
- Green Arrow
- Green Lanterns
- Hal Jordan & the Green Lanterns
- Hellblazer
- Justice League
- Nightwing
- Red Hood & the Outlaws
- Superman
- The Super-Man
- Titans
- Wonder Woman

Later in the Fall, expect these other new titles to be released:
- Batman Beyond
- Blue Beetle
- Earth 2
- Gotham Academy: Next Semester
- Supergirl
- Superwoman
- Super Sons
- Teen Titans
- Trinity

Top 3 for #NCBD 2/24/16

Looking for something new to read? Here's our Top 3 picks to get you into something new this week:

X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #1 (of 5) (Marvel) $3.99
Writer: Max Bemis; Artist: Michael Walsh

Synopsis: Bailey Hoskins has just discovered he's a mutant. For someone who's never been special, never stood out, discovering he's "gifted" is truly a gift-entry into the halls of Xavier's School for Gifted Children and into the ranks of the world-famous X-Men! Unfortunately...Bailey might just be the worst X-Man ever. Max Bemis, frontman of the band Say Anything, kicks off his first Marvel miniseries by teaming with stellar artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers, X-Files: Season 10) to bring us the story of a misfit among misfits.

Why We Are Excited: Max Bemis has been producing some truly unique comics lately with his run on Crossed: Badlands, plus his creator-owned titles Evil Empire and Polarity at Boom! Studios. So we are excited to see what he does with Marvel's Merry Mutants. Plus, we're all curious as to HOW much worse can he be to be THE worst. There have been a plethora of bad X-Men over the years. So many in fact, that Wizard magazine used to have a monthly column dedicated to showcasing just how bad there were. So the bar has already been set pretty low on that scale. Regardless, our expectations for this book are still pretty high.

Imposter #1 (21 Pulp) $3.99
Writer: James Patrick; Artist: Martin Szymanski; Cover Artist: Victor Santos

Synopsis: One man is every hero who's ever existed. He's the vigilante Centipede, the space traveler Captain Apex, the sorcerer Dr. Oculus, and the adventurer Jungle Jack. This is the world's most dangerous secret, it's about to be revealed, and everything will change.

Why We Are Excited: We dig it when the old superhero tropes get an new creative twist added to them. It's not an easy task as there have been so many books that have come out. But the idea that one guy is every superhero sounds unique enough to have at peaked our interests. Add in the finding out the how this happened and why the secret is threatened to be exposed and it sounds like a solid first issue to check out.

The Zone Continuum TPB (Dark Horse) $15.99
Writer/Artist: Bruce Zick

Synopsis: High atop the New York City skyline, an invisible war has raged for generations. As two nigh-immortal champions brawl for dominance of the ever-shrinking extradimensional Zone 27, the populace below remain oblivious of the cataclysm that could cause their annihilation from the rooftops above!

Why We Are Excited: Originally printed by Caliber Comics starting in 1992, then rebooted as a web comic in 2006, this will be the first printing of any Zone Continuum material in almost 20 years. Heavy sci-fi mixes with a touch of Will Eisner's The Spirit mixed in, Zone is a unique world that even creator Bruce Zick (Atomic Legion, Mandala) has said he's barely scratched to surface to, even after 20+ years of thinking about it! Catch the first 4 chapter story arc, plus a Zone glossary and sketchbook in this trade paperback, with hopefully more to come soon!

For the full list of all New Comics out, click the 'New Release' tab at the top of the site.

Who Are The 'Legends of Tomorrow' Team with CW58

This week, Steve from Rick's Comic City Clarksville and Torri Yates-Orr from CW 58 talk about Rip Hunter and his team, leading up to this week's new episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

It's another episode of #LegendsChat with Steve Cotton from Rick's Comic City!We talk #RipHunter and the whole #Legends team! Watch DC's Legends of Tomorrow TOMORROW at 7! #Squad
Posted by CW 58 Nashville on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Catch DC's Legends of Tomorrow tonight at 7pm on Nashville's CW 58.

Deadpool Set Records at the Box Office Last Weekend

Did you see Deadpool over the holiday weekend? If the early Box Office numbers hold true, it looks like most of you did. Currently they are estimating that the movie made $150 million in the US for the four-day weekend, plus about another $130 million internationally, for a total of $280 million. Not bad for a movie that cost $58 million to make. It should also help back off that Super Bowl spot they ran!

Some of the records that are being reported that the movie has broken are:
  • #1 opening weekend for ALL Fox Studios movies
    • (Previous #1: Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith)
  • #1 opening weekend ever for an R-rated film
    • (Previous #1: Matrix Reloaded)
  • #1 February opening weekend
    • (Previous #1: Fifty Shades of Grey)
  • #2 opening weekend ever for an original (non-sequel) Marvel property title
    • (#1 movie is Avengers)
  • #5 opening weekend ever for a Marvel property title
    • (#1 Avengers; #2 Avengers: Age of Ultron; #3 Iron Man 3; #4 Spider-Man 3)

Top 3 for #NCBD 2/17/16

Looking for something new to read? Here's our 3 favorite picks this week to get you started!

Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill #1 (Marvel) $4.99
Writer: Nick Spencer; Artist: Mark Bagley

Synopsis: The prelude to the spring's blockbuster Avengers event!
Hello there and welcome, new resident. You've sure made the right choice in moving to Pleasant Hill-- a friendly small town where burdens are lifted and the sun is always bright... so hide your eyes. Don't let it see you looking its way. Hide if you must. Otherwise it will burn right through you. Pleasant Hill is the kind of place where folks look out for one another. Everyone knows who their neighbors are. But who are you, neighbor?

Why We Are Excited: Marvel's next big Avengers crossover event begins here! Not everything is as it seems in the cozy looking town of Pleasant Hill. Why are the Avengers trying to keep the residents from leaving? And how is S.H.I.E.L.D. involved? This crossover will continue in 2 weeks with Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill-Alpha #1, then continue in single issue stories of existing titles, before concluding in Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill-Omega #1

Harley Quinn #25 (DC Comics) $3.99
Writers: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti; Artist: Chad Hardin; Cover Artist: Amanda Conner

Synopsis: At long last, it's Harley Quinn and The Joker, face-to-face! The life of Harley's new love, Mason Macabre, is in the Joker's hands...but can he or Harley survive another round of The Joker's twisted mind games?

Why We Are Excited: Have you ever been out in the world and randomly saw your Ex looking happy with a new person? Now imagine if instead of that being you, it was the sick and sadistic Joker who saw that same scene. The Joker and Harley didn't exactly have what you would call a pleasant break-up. We can't wait to see who leaves this confrontation with all of their body parts in tact.

Bill & Ted Go To Hell #1 (of 4) (Boom! Studios) $3.99
Writer: Brian Joines; Artist: Bachan; Cover Art: Jamal Campbell

Synopsis: Bill & Ted are back for a brand-new miniseries, this time with the Imagine Agents team of Brian Joines and Bachan at the helm. It's time to get the band back together! Bill & Ted and the Princesses will have to reunite with some historic friends to knock down the Devil's door and get their friend Death back. With the help of Rufus, Billy the Kid, Joan of Arc, and more, this is the showdown that will rock the supernatural world. History vs. Hell. Too bad Hell has some surprises up its sleeve...

Why We Are Excited: Their first miniseries, Bill & Ted's Triumphant Return, was just chock full of great moments for fans of the original movies. So we are excited for another trip in the time machine phone booth to see the Wyld Stallyns in action once again. Plus, it's also the 25th Anniversary of Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, so it only makes sense to head back to Hell! Station!

To see more new comics out this week, click on the 'New Release' tab at the top of the site.