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! 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.

New Trailer for 'Marvel's Daredevil' Season 2

In case you've missed it, Netflix released a 'Part 1' in-depth trailer for the upcoming second season of Marvel's Daredevil. This time we get a much deeper look into how Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, will be fitting into Hell's Kitchen.

The full second season of Marvel's Daredevil will drop on Netflix March 18, 2016.

'Dark Knight: A True Batman Story' Coming in June

DC Comics has announced they will release Dark Night: A True Batman Story, from legendary writer Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series) under it's Vertigo imprint on June 15.

The book focuses on a real-life event when Dini was assaulted and brutally beaten within an inch of his life by strangers and left on the sidewalk in the 1990s. His recovery process was arduous, hampered by the imagined antics of the villains he was writing for television including The Joker, Harley Quinn and the Penguin. But despite how bleak his circumstances were, Dini always imagined the Batman at his side, urging him along during his darkest moments, changing Batman from a dark avenger to a savior.

Dini explained, “Batman is a character truly universal in his ability to entertain and inspire fans of all ages and backgrounds. As a writer of Batman stories for comics, video games and animation, I'm grateful for the opportunities I've had to contribute to that legacy. But there was a time some years ago when I found myself the victim of a violent attack and the last thing that made sense to me was to continue writing stories about a fantasy crime fighter. Struggling to recover, I found myself trapped in a dark place of isolation and abuse, plagued by demons both real and imaginary, with my only choices being to remain a victim or to stand up and fight back. Not so easy as the enemy I was fighting was my own fear. DC and Vertigo have given me the unique opportunity to tell this personal story, rendered better than I could have dreamed by the powerful artwork of Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets). It is my hope  that Dark Night: A True Batman Story will both provide an interesting window into a writer's mind in a time of crisis, and perhaps inspire other victims of violence to search for the heroes inside themselves.”

Dark Night: A True Batman Story will be available in comic book shops on June 15, 2016. You still have time to pre-order your copy THIS WEEK. Just ask your friendly Rick's Comic City employee on how to do just that.

CW 58 Came to RCC to Talk About Firestorm

Steve from Rick's Comic City Clarksville chats with CW 58's Torri Yates-Orr about DC's Legends of Tomorrow and his favorite character, Firestorm.

I chatted with Steve Cotton at Rick's Comic City about DC's Legends of Tomorrow and his favorite character, #Firestorm!Make sure to watch Legends of Tomorrow TONIGHT at 7 on CW 58 Nashville!#LegendsChat #DCLegends
Posted by CW 58 Nashville on Thursday, February 11, 2016

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

Collector's Showcase @ Coolsprings Mall This Weekend

You can catch the Collector's Showcase starting TODAY thru Sunday, February 14th at the CoolSprings Galleria Mall. On hand will be several venders selling collectible items like sports cards and memorabilia, comic books, toys and coins. Plus some craft dealers selling fine jewelry and other assorted handmade novelties.

The dealers are all located on the bottom floor of the mall between Belk and the Dillards.

Larry from Rick's Comic City Nashville will be on hand at one of the booth's selling several of his collectibles like comics, action figures, statues and trading cards. If you are in the area, make sure to swing by and say 'Hi'!

Top 3 for #NCBD 2/10/16

Looking for something new to try out? Check out these great picks new on shelves this week:

Jonesy #1 (of 4) (Boom! Studios) $3.99
Writer: Sam Humphries; Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle

Synopsis: Jonesy is a self-described "cool dork" who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. She's a cupid in plaid. With a Tumblr. There's only one catch-it doesn't work on herself. She's gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong...

Why We Are Excited: We've been digging the work that writer Sam Humphries has been doing for Marvel lately (Star-Lord, plus some Avengers and X-Men related titles), so we are curious to see what he'll do in this creator-owned setting without any capes. Plus Jonesy sounds to be a whole lot cooler to hang out with then some fat baby with wings and a diaper.

Deadpool #7 (Marvel Comics) $9.99
Writers: Various; Artists: Various; Cover Art: Tony Moore

Synopsis: Twenty-five years ago in February 1991, the New Mutants encountered a blabber mouthed mercenary who tore through Xavier's mansion and into the very heart of the 1990s. Now, that self-same degenerate is one of the most popular heroes in the world, an Avenger, and maybe the smelliest and grossest person that tumblr swoons over. Come see how Deadpool reacts to life at the top of the world...(hint: he does not handle it well). PLUS: A full array of stories from Deadpool's new allies, the members of the Mercs for Money! Oh...and I think there is, like...some other Deadpool thing this month people are excited about? I forget what.

Why We Are Excited: It's not often that the 7th issue of a book gets selected in our Top 3, but leave it to DP to change our minds. With the movie out this weekend, this 25th Anniversary issue should be able to hold us over until opening night. It's loaded with guest writers and artist from DP's past and present, as well as this sweet cover by Tony Moore.

Batman: Harley and Ivy Deluxe Edition Hardcover (DC Comics) $24.99
Writers: Various; Artists: Various; Cover Art: Bruce Timm

Synopsis: From Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, the masterminds behind the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, comes this early adventure of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, packed with hilarious hijinx and tons of action! Harley and Ivy want to take down the Batman once and for all, but first, Harley's got to prove that she has what it takes to make it as a bona fide villain in Gotham City. This new hardcover also includes tales from Batman Adventures Holiday Special #1, Batman: Gotham Knight #14, Batman and Robin Adventures #8, Batman Adventures Annual #1, Batman Adventures #1 and Batman Black and White #3.

Why We Are Excited: Paul Dini and Bruce Timm really showed us what a great duo Harley and Ivy make, possibly rivaling Harley's recent team-up with Power Girl. Add in a few more stories to this Hardcover collections than what was previously in the Softcover version and we'll have to add another space on the bookshelf for this one.

To see all the book that will be coming out this Wednesday, click the 'New Release' button on the top of the website.

Comic Books and Super Bowls

If you were like most of America, then chances are you were watching the Super Bowl last night, or at least hanging out at a Super Bowl party. This year's Super Bowl was estimated to have 3rd most watch program in American TV history. So there were a LOT of eyes that caught all the new comic book movie trailers that debuted. But just in case you aren't a football fan, or just happened to miss a trailer waiting to get more food, we've complied all the comic-book related trailers for you here. Enjoy!

Deadpool (Released: THIS Friday)

X-Men: Apocalypse (Release Date: May 27, 2016) 

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (Release Date: March 25, 2016) Spot #1

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (Release Date: March 25, 2016) Spot #2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (Release Date: June 3, 2016)

Captain America: Civil War (Release Date: May 6, 2016)

And while it was for a soft drink rather than a movie release, Coke gave us a fun little chase between two Marvel characters both wanting the last Coke Mini.

Xena: Warrior Princess #1 coming in April

Cover A by Greg Land
A possible return to TV isn't enough for the Warrior Princess. She's also looking to make her return to comics this April.

Dynamite Entertainment has announced that their comic, Xena: Warrior Princess, will be heading to store shelves very soon. Written by Genevieve Valentine with art by Ariel Medel, the series looks to continue the adventures of Xena and Gabrielle as they run into problems with Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire. This will be the first new Xena comic since her cross-over with Ash in Xena/Army of Darkness in 2008.

"After the Twilight of the Gods, the world is precariously uncertain - and Xena and Gabrielle have been missing from it for twenty-five years. Even without Livia, the power of Rome is growing: Caesar is determined to conquer by lies what he can't conquer by force, and the people at its edges know what's coming. (All roads lead to Rome, and Rome is hunting.) Xena and Gabrielle scramble to stop him before they have to wage war against a man they once called a friend. But along the way, Xena will have to confront her past against a rogue band of women warriors, and Gabrielle, whose secret visions are becoming prophecy, will have to protect Xena - at any cost."

Cover B by Jenny Frison
Writer Genevieve Valentine said in an interview with Keith Davidson in this month's Previews says that she understands the balance between comedy and drama that the TV series was known for. "But from all I've seen from Xena fans online, it's a passionate group of people who love both the goofiness and the fearlessness of what makes the show special, and I'm really excited to be exploring these characters and their world, from murderous political propaganda to heartbreak to undercover casino capers -- because it's Xena, and you can!"

Currently her TV adventures are still on hold. As it's been reported from last summer, NBC is working on a reboot with the producers of the original series (including Sam Raimi) and possible rolls for some of the original cast, although possibly not as who they originally played. But everything seems to be in pre-production still with no target as to when, or if, the reboot will actually make it to air. The original series ran for 6 season in syndication from 1995 to 2001.

Xena's comic adventures are currently scheduled to release on April 13. Check with your friendly Rick's Comic City employee if you'd like to add this series to your hold box.

'Batman: Bad Blood' Releases Today on Home Formats

Batman: Bad Blood, the latest DC's animated movie department, gets it's physical distribution release today on DVD and Blu-Ray. The movie has already been out and available to rent or purchase by digital delivery for a few weeks now.

When Batman goes missing, it will take the entire Bat “family”—including new additions Batwoman and Batwing—to keep the peace in Gotham City and unravel the mystery behind the Dark Knight’s disappearance. Featuring the voice talents Sean Maher (Nightwing), Stuart Allan (Robin), Yvonne Strahovski (Batwoman) and Gaius Charles (Batwing). Adapted by J.M. DeMatteis. Directed by Jay Oliva.


Top 3 for #NCBD 2/3/16

Looking for something new to read? Here are some great new books to try this week:

Spider-Man #1 (Marvel Comics) $3.99
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Artist: Sara Pichelli

Synopsis: Miles Morales has been doing the super hero thing for a while, now, but after Secret Wars, he'll be a full-fledged member of the Marvel Universe. Swinging next to The Invincible Iron Man, The Mighty Thor and the All-New Captain America as a card-carrying member of the Avengers is an adventure, but it's not all fun and games for New York City's main Spider-MAN! What happened in the eight month gap? It all starts in Spider-Man #1!

Why We Are Excited: Ultimate Spider-Man was the best selling title under Marvel's Ultimate line-up of books, so we were sad to hear the whole universe would be going away after Secret Wars. But that sad turned to glad when they said Miles would make the jump and join the regular Marvel ('616') Universe. How will he fit into a world that is familiar, but different at the same time? And in a world where Peter Parker-Spider-Man is still alive and web-slinging. Throw in that it's being written by Bendis, who not only created Miles, but the entire Ultimate Universe concept, add in Pichelli's spider-riffic art and we can't wait for this series to get into full 'swing'.

Voracious #1 (of 4) (Action Lab Comics) $4.99
Writer: Markisan Naso; Artist: Jason Muhr

Synopsis: Jurassic World meets Top Chef! Haunted by the death of his sister, Chef Nate Willner has lost his desire to cook. Forced to move back to his hometown in Utah and work at a coffee shop, Nate's life is quickly becoming a dead end. But when he unexpectedly inherits a time travel suit that takes him to the age of dinosaurs, Nate's passion for cooking is reignited! Extra-Sized Debut Issue! 64 Delicious Pages!

Why We Are Excited: Time travel can get so messy with all of it's rules. Going back in time can either help your parents meet and fall in love or constantly keep sending cyborgs intent on ending humanity. But what if someone used it for a much different reason? How would it be to taste the foods that haven't ever been available to mankind's palate? Maybe this is how the dinosaurs became extinct! They didn't go out with an asteroid, but instead with a nice honey glaze and red wine!

Captain America 75th Anniversary Vibranium Collection Hardcover (Marvel Comics) $200

Synopsis: Celebrate 75 years of the Sentinel of Liberty with this Vibranium-sized, slipcased collection of Captain America's greatest adventures from each decade - from the Golden Age, to Cap's 1950s revival, to his return after years on ice! Cap battles the Red Skull and his Sleepers, socks Hitler in the jaw, faces M.O.D.O.K. and the Secret Empire, and races against time in Baron Zemo's Bloodstone Hunt! Bucky Barnes returns as the Winter Soldier, and the Falcon steps up to wield the shield for an all-new era! Iconic tales of suspense from a score of industry legends! Collecting Captain America (1968) #169-175, #255, #445-448; Captain America (2005) #8-9, #11-14; and All-New Captain America #1-6. Plus material from Captain America Comics #1-2, #7, #10; Captain America (1954) #76-78; Tales of Suspense #72-74, #92-94; and Captain America (1968) #357-362.

Why We Are Excited: This looks to be a beautifully compiled book of Captain America through the years, including works by comic book icons like Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema, Roger Stern, John Bryne, Mark Waid, Ed Brubaker and many more. While the price point may not be within everyone's budget, it may be just the item to cash in those Hero Points you've been saving up for in-store!

To see more of what's out this week, click the 'New Releases' tab at the top of the site.

The Music of 'Star Trek' Performed at TPAC this Tuesday

Trek fans unite! Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek with a special concert at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall this Tuesday February 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage brings five decades of Star Trek to concert halls for the first time in this galaxy or any other.

This lavish production includes an impressive live symphony orchestra and international solo instruments. People of all ages and backgrounds will experience the franchise’s groundbreaking and wildly popular musical achievements while the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is simultaneously beamed in high definition to a 40-foot wide screen.

The concert will feature some of the greatest music written for the franchise including music from Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and much more. This never-before-seen concert event is perfect for music lovers, filmgoers, science-fiction fans and anyone looking for an exciting and unique concert experience.

Tickets are still available at TPAC's website. Click here to purchase.

Doctor Who Nights at Adventure Science Center Jan 28 & 29

Time Lords and Companions unite! Make plans to hop in your TARDIS for another journey through the Who-niverse at Adventure Science Center! Explore the science behind everyone’s favorite Time Lord – Doctor Who – during Wibbly Wobbly Nights on Jan. 28 & 29!

From Cybermen to Weeping Angels to Sontarans, Doctor Who has taken the world by storm… but have you ever wondered about the science behind the show? Time travel, sonic screwdrivers, regeneration – is any of it real, or close to being real? Come to Wibbly Wobbly Nights to find out!

Thursday, Jan. 28: Wibbly Wobbly Way Late Play Date (21 and over only)  |  6:30 – 10 p.m.
Enjoy some adult-only time at Adventure Science Center in your best cosplay (friends and foes, welcome!) as you explore a fun-filled night of Doctor Who science.

Friday, Jan. 29: Wibbly Wobbly Family Night  |  6 – 9:30 p.m.
Gather the whole family and join Adventure Science Center in celebrating the fantastic world of Doctor Who! Learn to decode/write in Gallifreyan, get your commemorative glass, and show off your favorite Doctor Who costume. Children 2 & under free.

For tickets visit Adventure Science Center's website here.

Top 3 for #NCBD 1/27/16

Looking for something new to read? Here are our Top 3 picks from this week's releases to get you reading!

Old Man Logan #1 (Marvel Comics) $4.99
Writer: Jeff Lemire; Artist: Andrea Sorrentino

Synopsis: Fifty years from now, Logan -- the man who no longer calls himself Wolverine -- will have endured many atrocities: The Marvel Universe's villains will have banded together and rid the world of its heroes. Logan's closest friend, Hawkeye, will have been murdered in cold blood right before his eyes. And driven mad by the same radiation that gave him his superhuman strength, Bruce Banner will have fathered a family of hillbilly Hulks...that eventually went on to slaughter Logan's wife and two children. But now, in the present, Old Man Logan wakes up to discover himself in a world before these atrocities, before the Wasteland. And he's going to seize this opportunity and change history to ensure that his future never comes to pass...

Why We Are Excited: This series spins out from one of the more intriguing War Zones from the Secret Wars crossover, so we are excited to see it continue. Setting it in the current Marvel Universe, we see Logan taking on that ultimate time travelers paradox: If you knew what was to come, could you change it from happening?

Hellboy Winter Special 2016 (Dark Horse Comics) $3.99
Writers: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Chelsea Cain, Scott Allie; Artist: Michael Walsh, Michael Avon Oeming, Tim Sale, Dave Stewart

Synopsis: Best-selling novelist Chelsea Cain writes and Michael Avon Oeming draws the first of three snowbound stories. Then Tim Sale visits Mignola's prehistoric mythology. Plus, in a lead-in to the upcoming issues of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953, Hellboy explores a haunted mine in the barren wastes of Wyoming.

Why We Are Excited: Mike Mignola recently announced that he would be ending Hellboy in Hell with issue #10 and plans on taking about a year long break from drawing comics. So aside from the upcoming prequel Hellboy and the B.P.R.D: 1953., it doesn't look like we will be getting a lot of Hellboy in the near future. Add in some top name talent to this book and this is a lock for our Top 3 this week.

Faith #1 (of 4) (Valiant Entertainment) $3.99
Writer: Jody Houser; Artist: Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage; Cover Artist: Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

Synopsis: Faith Herbert, the psionically gifted "psiot" known as Zephyr, has been a neglected child, a pawn of the Harbinger Foundation, and a washout with the government superteam called Unity. But now she's taking control of her life and becoming the hero she's always known she can be - complete with a secret identity, a codename, and a cover assignment that routinely throws her into harm's way! But flying solo is going to be tougher than she ever thought as she uncovers a deep-rooted alien conspiracy that could destroy human civilization from the inside out! Is Faith out of her depth...or in for her biggest adventure yet!

Why We Are Excited: Faith is to the Valiant Universe what Harley Quinn is to the DC Universe, a lighter hearted take on the super-serious superhero. Faith is one of the VU's most relatable characters. She's a lot like us (comic book nerd) who happens to get powers that she's still trying to figure out. Now she's trying to make it on her own, but it may be harder than all of her comic book knowledge has prepared her for.

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