This Monday, 12/6/2021 at 5:30 pm is the final order cut-off date for the following titles. Place your pre-orders now before it’s too late!
UPDATE (11/22/2021): We have some good news and some bad news. First the bad news: The final order cut-off date has passed for Nightwing #87, and so we’ve taken its page down for now lest we accidentally oversell the issue and wind up on the business end of some terse e-mail exchanges with people who paid good money to not get their Nightwing comic.
But the good news is, we were so pleased with the results of this pre-order experiment that we’ve made not only Nightwing #88 available for pre-order, but the entire range of DC Comics solicited for January and beyond! And if that’s not enough, you can also pre-order comics from Marvel, Image, Dynamite, and Scout, with more of your favorite publishers to come in the days ahead!
Thanks so much for supporting Ash Avenue Comics!
Our pre-order initiative for Batman #118’s Todd McFarlane homage variant was so successful, we’ve decided to push our luck and try it with December’s Nightwing #87! You may well ask, what’s so special about Nightwing #87, every issue of Nightwing flies off the shelves as it is and why do I not already have a pull list at Ash Avenue Comics to make sure that I get my copy every month? And we would say to you, My good friend, these are fair hypothetical questions that deserves fair hypothetical answers.
It’s because Nightwing #87 is a bravura effort by artist Bruno Redondo to tell a 22-page comic book story as one continuous image—one giant, 22-page splash image through which he unfolds the story sequentially! You’ve never seen anything like it—because no one has! Everyone’s going to be talking about it, so strike a blow against FOMO and reserve your copy today! Reserve lots of copies for your loved ones, too, they make great holiday gifts!
Read more about the issue here:
UPDATE (11/22/2021): We have some sadness and some gladness to share, as Marge Simpson once put it. First the sadness: The final order cut-off date has passed for Batman #118, and so we’ve taken its page down for now before we oversell the issue and invite the attention of some masked avenger who’s concluded that comic book retailers are a cowardly and superstitious lot. (Which is half true… but which half?)
But the gladness is that this pre-sale experiment has proven to be such a success that we’ve decided to offer not only the milestone Detective Comics #1050 (with its many, many covers) for pre-order, but DC’s entire range for January and beyond! And that’s not all: Marvel, Image, Dynamite, and Scout books starting from January are now all available for pre-order, with more great publishers going up in the coming days! Wow!
Ash Avenue Comics: Not cowardly and superstitious… cowardly or superstitious! Thanks for being there!
The comics world is all abuzz about Viktor Bogdanovic’s upcoming Batman #118 variant cover, a fun, fond homage to Todd McFarlane’s classic Spider-Man image from the cover of 1990’s Spider-Man #1! Originally a 1:25 retailer incentive variant, it quickly captured the imagination of the comics community, and DC has responded to the demand by making the issue available as an open-order variant.
It’s sure to be a hot seller, and if you want to lock down a copy for yourself right now in the name of peace of mind, we’re now taking pre-orders here on our site! All orders within the state of Arizona will have the option of local pick-up in addition to the delivery efforts of the hard-working men and women at the USPS. Don’t miss the start of this landmark new Bat-era!
Greetings, boys and ghouls! We’ve put up lots of classic Midnight Sons issues for you to check out as we gear up for the Halloween season. Because we’re chummy like a mummy, here’s a tip: We have a feeling these are going to get hot pretty soon, so get in on the ground floor and grab ’em for sane prices while you can! We’ll have more going up soon.
Look for Power Pack, Marjorie Finnegan, Dark Blood, Dorohedoro, and more over the next week!
And here we are, 2020 is finally coming to a close. It was as strange a year for comics as it was for the rest of the world, but the industry showed its resiliency and managed to survive nine months of a pandemic. Our little shop survived too. I read a lot of comics this year, many from years past, but there was plenty read this year as well, and a lot of what I read were some really good comics. A few of the titles in my best of list really deserve a second (or first) look if you didn’t see them in the shop. One of my favorites was Garth Ennis and PJ Holden’s The Stringbags, a World War II graphic novel that is as good of a comics war story as I have ever read, and really stands up as testament to Ennis’ place as comics’ greatest living war writer. I also want to shout out Alan Moore and Richard Corben for providing me with so many amazing comics from the past that I have either dived into for the first time, or am rediscovering.
While we can’t read everything, here’s what we read and loved that was published in 2020. Happy New Year, see you in 2021!
Drew’s best comics of 2020
Department of Truth (Image)
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Cartoonist (Drawn & Quarterly)
The Stringbags (Dead Reckoning)
Strange Adventures (DC)
Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics (Ten Speed Press)
One Million Tiny Fires (Silver Sprocket)
What We Mean by Yesterday (Instagram)
Sports is Hell (Koyama)
Paying the Land (Metropolitan Books)
Best reprints of the year
Biologic Show (Hollow Press)
Complete Noir: Manchette and Tardi (Fantagraphics)
Yoshiharu Tsuge: The Swamp (Drawn & Quarterly)
Aggretsuko (Oni Press)
Eat and Love Yourself (Boom)
Something is Killing the Children (Boom)
Lois Lane (DC)
BL Metamorphosis (Seven Seas Entertainment)
Venus in the Blind Spot (Viz)
Dying is Easy (IDW)
TMNT The Last Ronin (IDW)
Locke and Key/Sandman (IDW)