Nightwing 87 Pre order Cover A | Nightwing continuous image issue | Nightwing splash issue

Nightwing #87: Pre-order the Issue Everyone’s Talking About!

Nightwing 87 Pre order Cover A | Nightwing continuous image issue | Nightwing splash issue
Nightwing #87 | Cover A
Nightwing 87 Pre order Cover B | Nightwing continuous image issue | Nightwing splash issue
Nightwing #87 | Cover B

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:

Bleeding Cool | Nightwing #87 Will Be a 22-Page Wide Splash Comic

CBR | December’s Nightwing #87 Plays Out As One Continuous Image

Batman 118 (Cover C)—Front Cover

Pre-orders Live for Batman #118 McFarlane Homage Variant!

Batman 118 (Cover C)—Front Cover
Here’s the World’s Greatest Detective pondering the mystery of how to climb down off this slippery stone sculpture in the rain without breaking his neck.

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.

Spider-Man #1Batman 118 (Cover C)—Front Cover
Move the slider back and forth to compare the two images.

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!

Comics News | Batman

Hey Kids! Comics News! 8/10/2021

Hey Kids! Comics News! for August 10th, 2021

Infracells: Up! Dynotherms: Connected! Megathrusters are go! LET’S GO HEY KIDS! COMICS NEWS!

Have you heard the earth-shaking Batman news that’s dominating the headlines at all the major news sites?

Comics News | BatmanDC Comics Just Resurrected a Classic Batman Costume  |  CBR.com

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:

A new ‘Batman’ comic confirms that sidekick Robin is queer  |  CNN

Like we all didn’t already know that. Joel Schumacher, you were a prophet.

Meanwhile, Scott Snyder has to apologize for acting in his career’s best interest, because up is down in the wacky world of comics:

INTERVIEW: Scott Snyder says “None of us are there to just take the money and hurt comics”  |  ComicsBeat

I would say to you, Scott Snyder, how am I supposed to get a rare 1:25 retailer incentive variant cover of a digital comic, huh? Whither my fungible tokens, Scott Snyder? Selfish.

Bleach Reveals Ichigo’s Real World Job  |  ComicBook.com

Turns out he’s been aggregating comics news headlines for a local comic book store website. Ichigo, I get you, man.

The Suicide Squad’s Underwhelming Box Office Debut Is a Lot More Complicated Than It Looks  |  IGN Africa

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.

The Suicide Squad Bombs at US Box Office  |  The New Paper

“Suicide Squad” Fares Well On HBO Max  |  Dark Horizons

What a rollercoaster you are, The Suicide Squad.

Exclusive Marvel Legends X-Force 3-Pack: Domino Cannonball & Rictor 90s Figures!  |  Marvel Toy News

You know your generation is in consumerism’s driver’s seat when toy companies are celebrated for producing that early-90s children’s-snowsuit Cannonball design.

See you tomorrow night, buddies!