Hello everyone! DC made a big hullabaloo of Action Comics #1000 last year, and you know what that means? Detective Comics #1000 can’t be far behind. DC has revealed the details of Detective #1000, both the creative teams involved as well as the many variant covers. Like Action #1000, Detective #1000 will have a variant cover for each decade of it’s publication which you can get a peak at here.
DC is also relaunching Young Justice! Brian Michael Bendis has assembled a very creative roster including some new faces like Jinny Hex who is *checks notes* … the great great great granddaughter of Jonah Hex and is now my new favorite character (insert heart eyes emoji). Captain Marvel is back in her own ongoing series as well with a killer creative team. I flipped through a little while ago and the art looks great. And if that isn’t enough awesome comeback for your buck, we have the return of Brubaker and Phillips’ Criminal as well! See you at the bottom…
Culver City Announcements
Culver City’s hours are changing!
We will be closing an hour earlier, at 7pm, on Thursdays and Fridays starting in 2019. Now our hours will be as follows:
Monday – 11am to 6pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 11am to 8pm
Thursday – 11am to 7pm
Friday – 11am – 7pm
Saturday – 11am – 7pm
Sunday – 11am – 6pm
Culver City New Year Sale!!! January 2nd – 13th
We are kicking off the new year with a huge sale on Used Graphic Novels, Used Manga, and Statues. There will be a table full of used graphic novels and used manga that are marked down to only $1! A large number of our statues will also be deeply discounted, so come on in and scoop them up before they disappear.
Comics Classes With Jim Higgins
Comics Class for Kids with Jim Higgins
Six Saturdays, January 5th to February 9th at the Culver store 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Does your kid love to draw? Do they like comics? Then they’d love this class for kids all about making comics. They’ll learn the fundamentals of telling a story in comics form, plus basic drawing tips, information on how to write good stories, and fun activities that will help them learn all these skills. For more info: email the instructor, Jim Higgins, at email@example.com.
Cost: $180 total, payable at the first session.
Parents MUST provide their email address and phone numbers to Jim.
Making Comics with Jim Higgins
12 Saturdays, January 5th to March 23rd, 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Making Comics is a 12-session class that focuses on the fundamental skills of creating comics. The class is for both writers and artists. In it, you’ll learn the most important aspect of writing — how to structure a story as it relates to the medium of comics and graphic novels. Cartoonists will often take art classes to improve their drawing, but not enough take the time to hone their skills as writers. In this workshop, writers and cartoonists learn the essential knowledge needed to write a story with interesting characters, an engaging plot, and a satisfying ending. The artists will be given drawing tips, instruction about technique, and examples of work by great masters, new and old, to help with visual storytelling, composition, light and dark, figure work, and other drawing skills. Writers will be given example of the best formats for comics scripts, examples of pro scripts, and info on how to find and work with artists.
The goal for the artists is to have a finished 8 to 10-page mini-comic that is a complete, self-contained story at the end of the classes. The goal for writers is to have a completed script for a self-contained, 14 to 15-page short comics story.
To sign up, e-mail Jim Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up on the 5th!
New & Noteworthy Comics
Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.
Young Justice #1
Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They’re all united in YOUNG JUSTICE #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex! When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation-but they’re shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of Conner Kent, a.k.a. Superboy! This mix of fan favorites and new legacy heroes will be the center point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC! As if that weren’t enough, Bendis reunites with all-star artist Patrick Gleason (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) to bring the new heroes of DC’s Wonder Comics to life!
Captain marvel #1
ALL THE STARS ALIGN AS KELLY THOMPSON AND CARMEN CARNERO TAKE ON MARVEL’S PREMIER FEMALE SUPER HERO!
As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it’s time for Earth’s mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the unexpected, and Carol is about to hit a whole lot of unexpected. It’s a fresh start and an oversized, star-studded welcome home for a hero who’s been punching the glass ceiling since the 1970s – and just in time for the first female-led film from Marvel Studios! The next 50 years of Captain Marvel starts here!
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1
Spider-Man is the worst neighbor EVER! There are always crazy villains and property damage and drama and…and he CATCHES the villains. And he tries to fix the damage and he helps carry your groceries and actually that property damage keeps the rents down. You know what? Spider-Man is the best neighbor ever and this book will give you a closer look at Spider-Man’s (and Peter Parker’s) neighborhood than any book ever. Also, it wouldn’t be a Spider-Man adventure without a threat that could destroy not only Spider-Man, but all his neighbors. Superstar writer TOM TAYLOR (X-MEN RED, ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, Injustice) and rising art star JUANN CABAL (ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, X-23) give you the most local Spider-Man ever!
SERIES PREMIERE! THE RETURN OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED CRIME COMIC OF THE 21ST CENTURY! Hot off their bestselling series KILL OR BE KILLED and their original graphic novel MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, crime comic masters ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS finally return to their most-demanded title-as a new MONTHLY SERIES! In this double-sized (at no additional cost!) debut issue, Teeg Lawless is back in town. But he finds himself in more trouble than ever, thanks to his delinquent teenage son-and this time, fists and bullets may not be enough to solve his problems. A perfect introduction to CRIMINAL and its dark, exciting world, this series will also include back page art and articles to bring readers more fully into the noir experience.
Gunning For Hits #1
SERIES PREMIERE! Set in the shady New York City music scene of the mid-80s, GUNNING FOR HITS stars Martin Mills, a record company talent scout with an inscrutable past. Follow Martin as he attempts to sign a rock band that’ll conquer the world in this music business crime thriller written by music producer JEFF ROUGVIE (David Bowie, Big Star) with art by MORITAT (The Spirit, Harley Quinn, Hellblazer). Plus: each issue will include a background feature and a Spotify playlist.
That’s it for this week! Bring on 2019!