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!
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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!
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!
I applaud DC for taking this step with such a major character. Long overdue. Already, there’s a certain element of Batman readers kicking up a fuss about seeing such an icon portrayed as an oval-wearer. Pish-posh, I say. Some amongst our brethren need to do some work on themselves instead of projecting their own insecurities onto a comic book character. “If even the Caped Crusader can be a yellow oval-wearer,” they think, “perhaps I can, too. And it’s only a matter of time before the community finds out. In fact, perhaps they already know. I had better post some extra-hot takes on social media and comments sections just in case.”
With all the fuss surrounding the Bat-Oval story, you may have missed this one:
My big takeaway from this is that The Suicide Squad had the second-biggest premiere on HBO Max behind Mortal Kombat. Mortal Kombat had a character who wore a magic sweater. The Suicide Squad did not. The conclusion is obvious.