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Spiral Comic September 2019 Newsletter

by Nicki | September 14th, 2019
DEADPOOL [2020] #1

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! The latest DC Previews explains their new age-based branding system, and they go all in with it on the offerings this month. It wasn’t as clear last month, especially since the Black Label had a short, earlier start as an actual imprint, not just as an age-based branding now. I think this stuff matters, and it should make sense…and publishers should stick with whatever they come up with. Fans are not particularly picky about these kinds of categorizations, beyond a general dislike of rapid-fire change-after-change. Dissolving Vertigo is a big move, and it will not fade from comic book history or memory any time soon. I dare say, it’s so entrenched, it’ll probably be back. On […]

Spiral Comic August 2019 Newsletter

by Nicki | August 12th, 2019

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! I know I say this every month, but there really is a ton of new series being offered in this month’s Previews catalog. No kidding, it’s more than usual. DC alone has NINE new series starting–and that doesn’t count the TEN ongoing 100-Page Giant series starting…or the SIX one-shots! Marvel’s X-title relaunch starts this month with THREE new ongoing series. Add our DAWN OF X tag to your My Interests list, to track the new stuff. There’s STAR WARS stuff timed to lead the movie later this year. I’d be here all day if I tried to list all the new stuff. Go ahead, see all of the brand new series for this month here… but […]

Spiral Comics July 2019 Newsletter

by Nicki | July 15th, 2019
Dark Crystal Comic Book Cover

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! So, there’s a real beginning trend in comic book these days with “surprise” series beginnings and endings. Image maybe started the whole thing with their DIE!DIE!DIE! series, which just showed up without being offered for pre-order, but their pièce de résistance in this “surprise” trend has be the abrupt ending to THE WALKING DEAD with issue #193. Gotta hand it to them for actually offering issues above #193 for pre-order that were never going to be published. What a great run on a truly monumental comic book series. Boom! Studios also pulled a series out of their hat with the surprise ANGEL series set in the New Buffyverse. These surprise events sure do make headlines and […]

Spiral Comics June 2019 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | June 17th, 2019
BATMAN/SUPERMAN [2019] #1

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! The summer is blazing away and comics continue to be hot as well. Tons of cool-looking brand new series being offered in this month’s catalog. Check it out…I won’t bother to list them all here. The summer convention calendar is in full swing as well. Hope your cosplay malfunctions are minimized and those $1 bins are full of hidden gems. As always, let us know if we can search our stacks for something…we try to cater to regular, normal newbies…crazy, intense collectors…and everyone in between (except for the Dark Phoenix when she’s in one of her universe-destroying moods). –Glenn P.S. Spiral Comics offers a free Recommendations Service for upcoming comic books. Learn more here ANNOUNCEMENT You’re […]

Spiral Comics May 2019 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | May 14th, 2019
Paper Girls #1 Comic Book Cover

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! Well, Marvel has hit a new low in my opinion in the variant cover bubble we are currently inhabiting. Now, they’re issuing 1-in-25 variants for second printings! So, follow me here…there’s a regular second printing of FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN [2019] #6 and WAR OF THE REALMS: AGENTS OF ATLAS #1, but also 1-in-25 variants of the second printings. This isn’t the very first time they’ve done this. As far as I can tell, last month’s IMMORTAL HULK #16 second printing also had a 1-in-25 variant and could be the first one. I thought it might be a fluke last month, but here we are with a couple more this month. I’ve been collecting comic books since […]

Spiral Comics April 2019 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | April 15th, 2019
SAMURAI GRANDPA [2019] #1

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! Spring has sprung and cabin feverish humans are emerging from their caves to see what awesome comic book offerings are available this month, and the prognosis is good! It’s never a dull month when you look at the cool comic books offered for pre-order that tie in to popular cultural icons. This month, we have…FROZEN, HELLBOY, SUPERMAN, USAGI YOJIMBO, TRANSFORMERS, GHOSTBUSTERS, CROW, HACK/SLASH, BLACK CAT, SILVER SURFER, PETER PORKER, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, HOWARD THE DUCK, STAR WARS, RED SONJA, WARLORD OF MARS, MARS ATTACKS, POWER RANGERS, SOULFIRE, and RICK AND MORTY. Chances are, even if you don’t collect/read comic books, you’ve heard of many of these characters before. Well, there’s a new #1 issue for […]

Spiral Comics February 2019 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | February 16th, 2019
CAPTAIN MARVEL [2019] #1

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! The comic industry is still going strong with tons of new, great-looking stuff for eager fans like us. You can always check out the brand new series on our Brand New Series page. Captain Marvel will be out before our next newsletter, and I’m really excited about this latest chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). If you didn’t catch it, Peter David had an awesome reply to Bill Maher’s insults to comic fans. I really appreciate PD’s view of comic characters as modern-day myths-in-the-making. And finally, super mad props go out to DC for including nearly every one of their variant covers in the latest pre-order catalog. Cover art is a large part of the […]

Spiral Comics December 2018 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | December 17th, 2018

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! Perusing the latest Previews catalog is the highlight of my month because there’s always so many cool, new comic series sprouting up. I’m always touting Marvel and DC stuff (and I’m really intrigued with DC’s new WONDER TWINS offering), but there’s a couple obscure series from Silver Sprocket that look really good. How does MAGICAL BEATDOWN sound to you? Or EMOTIONAL DATA? Or how about the manga URUSEI YATSURA from Viz and the creator of Inu Yasha? If you want to stick a little more to the mainstream, then check out the stuff from Marvel’s continued 80th Anniversary celebration. There’s some really cool-looking one-shots and one called ZIGGY PIG – SILLY SEAL COMICS, which sounds silly […]

Spiral Comics November 2018 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | November 14th, 2018
Get Started In Wolverine

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! There are so many great, new series launching out of the November pre-order catalog, my head almost exploded. In fact, Marvel alone has–by my count–14 new #1’s this month. Some are pretty cool-looking one-shots celebrating their 80th Anniversary next year, but there are big-name series launching too: CONAN THE BARBARIAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, CAPTAIN MARVEL, BLACK WIDOW, CHAMPIONS, MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS and FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN. I’m calling it the “Unbranded 2019 Explosion” (trademark pending). Not to be completely outdone, DC has their new Bendis-curated imprint, Wonder Comics, launching with their first two titles: YOUNG JUSTICE and NAOMI. Need more new stuff? Boom! Studios is launching a new BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER series, and Dark Horse […]

Spiral Comics October 2018 Newsletter

by Glenn Snow | October 14th, 2018
MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN [2019] #1

WELCOME Hello, comic fans! Last month I was excited to see where Netflix’s Iron Fist season 3 would go. Well, it’s unexpectedly canceled, so I will get no more martial arts mayhem from that show. But Daredevil season 3 is on deck for the end of this month, so I’ll be busy binging that when it comes out! In other news, IDW has launched a line of Marvel comics targeted at the all-ages niche that they’re so good at. I think it’s interesting and wise that Marvel is outsourcing these projects and concentrating on what they do best. Not a month goes by without something new and cool to look forward to in comics. Here’s a short list of some […]