Free Comic Book Day is already “Christmas for comic fans” but lets make the day even better.
The first 20 people lined up will receive a ticket. At the counter turn in your ticket for a free grab bag.
What inside the grab bag? One Marvel hard cover and six free comics!
On Wednesday April 24th Morning Glories #26 hits the shelves as a jumping on point for new readers. This comic has a $1 cover price to encourage people to jump onto Morning Glories. Alpha Comics will take it one step further and offer Morning Glories #26 for FREE. This offer is only for April 24th so be sure to get in on that day for your free copy. (While supplies last)
MORNING GLORIES #26 (MR)
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Joe Eisma (CA) Rodin Esquejo
“THE WAITING GAME”-Season 2 of the smash hit series begins here, with a special, full-sized, impossibly priced $1 prelude – the perfect jumping-on point for collection readers looking to move to single issues!
If you love comics and are on Twitter you are most likely following Gail Simone. If you are not, this changes today.
Gail Simone is one of the most celebrated writers of today. She writes characters you love like Batgirl and upcoming comics, Red Sonja #1 and DC’s The Movement.
Her Twitter power is mighty and her followers have her back. With over 50,000 tweets, she has engaged with other industry pros and lots of fans. She has her ear to the ground following all kinds of people working in the comic world, including retailers. Gail will live tweet at any event she is appearing at. She shares photos of cosplayers. Her tweets are candid and often funny. She’s always keeping you up to date on her writings and when they come out. She has a genuine passion for comics that is evident in her tweets.
So like I said follow @GailSimone right now. Con Season is heating up and Red Sonja is almost here. Don’t miss out on these tweets!
Superior Spider-Man #8 is new this week, can he take on the Avengers? Frank Cho’s Savage Wolverine continues with issue #4. “Rural horror” Revial #9. New hit Five Ghosts #2 will be here. Who is the one person dangerous enough to use Kryptonite against Superman? Find out in Justice League #19.
Batman #19 Review
By: Rob Neil Gruszecki
Parked outside of the Gotham National Bank, several squad cars from the GCPD are used as protection for officers with their guns drawn and directed towards the front entrance. As their commissioner, Jim Gordon, addresses the criminal on the inside in charge of the hold up, a woman is pushed out slowly as a human shield. As a surprise to all in attendance the perpetrator of the crime turns out to be a man held in Gotham’s highest regards, one who is personally a friend of the commissioner and one who has done nothing but humanitarian and philanthropic efforts for the city rendering his personal need for a bank robbery superfluous in the first place. The events that follow are perplexing and surprising to say the least as buried in a cloud of smoke and armed with a shotgun a vigilante rides off away from a scene you thought you would never witness.
Batman: Li’l Gotham Issue #1 Review
By: Rob Neil Gruszecki
Hello, I read a comic with pictures and words in it. It is about a pointy eared superhero and his superbuddy who is also his little kid and together they fight the livin’ heck out of crime. Hangin’ out on rooftops, perched like those things that were in that show Gargoyles… I can’t remember what they were called, but anyway, they look down at a bunch of people below, waitin’ for criminals to pop up and be like “hey, I’m a jerk!” so they can swing down and kick them in their stupid heads. I was always told takin’ stuff that isn’t yours or being rude or attempting to take over the world is bad so it’s ok when the Bat dude and his friend are like *Pow! *Zap! and then the bad guys are like *OW! Which is why I think this comical book was totally cool.
TEN GRAND #1 (MR)
(W) J. Michael Straczynski (A/CA) Ben Templesmith
Joe Fitzgerald was a mob enforcer until the day he met Laura, who convinced him to leave that world behind. Before quitting, Joe agreed to one last job, little realizing that the man he’d been sent to kill was deeply involved in demonlogy. He survived Joe’s attempt and came after him, fatally wounding Joe and killing Laura. As he lay dying, an angelic force (who may or may not be what she appears) pointed out that where she is going, he can’t follow, and where he is going, he wouldn’t want her to follow. But if he will agree to work for them as a different kind of enforcer, they will bring him to life and keep on bringing him to life every time he is killed in a righteous cause. The reward: for those five minutes of death, he will be with Laura again. Would you endure an eternity of pain and death, dying over and over, to be with the woman you love for just five minutes each time you died? Most people might say no. But Joe Fitzgerald isn’t most people.
A bold new era begins with the long-anticipated return of Joe’s Comics, the imprint that brought you MIDNIGHT NATION and RISING STARS. All-new stories from J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI (Babylon 5, Jeremiah, Thor, Amazing Spider-Man, Superman: Earth One) return in 2013 with an action packed line up featuring everything from superhero action to supernatural thrillers. Watch this space as a new wave of exciting, challenging and experimental stories begins!
Walking Dead #109 is new this week. It will be a jumping on point for those looking to switch from trade waiting to picking up the monthly issues. A blank variant will also be available. Also new this week Uncanny X-Men #4, Uncanny Avengers #6, Thor God of Thunder #7, Saga #12, and Batman #19.
Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May. It’s an International Event that celebrates comic books and the local comic shops that provide them to their communities. Visit a participating Alpha Comics on May 4th, 2013 for your FREE COMICS
Thanos Rising #1 Review
By: Rob Neil Gruszecki
Titan, the largest moon orbiting Saturn, at one time a glorified utopia of the gods, now lies empty and frozen. The ruins of this cosmic kingdom lay broken and forgotten in the infinite. The abandoned home of the Eternals is a relic of time but to one who returns upon every solar cycle. Walking the cemetery of gods as a reminder of lineage, family and friends and of identity, Thanos the Destroyer has returned in homage to his defeated species, suspended in perpetual silence around a lonely planet.