Ssalefish GSO First Look #128 for 9.18.19
Happy Birthday to my niece, Ellie Adeline, who turns one today! Her parents are with my parents in Hawaii this week, but Carly and I are leaving after work next Friday to be at her official birthday party on Saturday afternoon! Out to Chicago and back in just over 36 hours!
Don’t forget about Greensboro Comicon taking place this SUNDAY, September 15th from 10 AM - 5 PM! This is our last North Carolina show of the year (Jay & Bret will be rolling up to Baltimore Comic Con in October) so we’re pulling out all of the stops with at least 25 boxes of $1 comics, the combined might of the Ssalefish corporate backwall, and more surprises you won’t want to miss. Grab your tickets at the link above and walk right in!
This week’s cover was another tough choice and I ended up going with the third one I did again. They each have at least one hiccup, and I like them each for different reasons (pickup switching on Yellowcard’s “Lights & Sounds”, the solo on Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle”, the emotion of $). My Squier by Fender Telecaster Deluxe II with Duncan Designed P-90s is my least favorite guitar, mostly cause it sounds so chuggy and the maple fretboard never warms up like a rosewood or pao farro, and I’ve thought about customizing it into something I’d actually want to play, but it seems like for the expense I could get a Joe Trohman signature that would also have a tummy cutout on the back of the body.
The following titles are scheduled to ship on Wednesday, September 18th excluding some re-orders and providing nothing changes by the time the final invoice arrives on Monday:
Absolute Carnage #3 - John Tyler Christopher action figure, Juan Gedeon Cult of Carnage, Kyle Hotz connecting, Greg Land Codex, Pepe Larraz Young Guns, and Ron Lim variants available!
Absolute Carange Lethal Protectors #2 - Greg Smallwood connecting and Mico Sauyan Codex variants available!
Aero #3 - supposed to be big…
Age of Conan Belit TP
Aquaman #52 - “Year of the Villain” variant with a Joshua Middleton cardstock variant available for premium cover price!
Archie 1955 #1
Archie vs. Predator II #2
Assassin Nation TP
Batman #79 - Clay Mann variant available for cover price!
Beasts of Burden HC vol. 2
Black Hammer Age of Doom #12
Black Panther & Agents of Wakanda #1
Blade Runner 2019 #3
Boys Omnibus TP vol. 4
CBLDF Presents Selling Comics Guide to Retailing TP - featuring contributions from Bret!
Critical Role Vox Machina II #3
Cult Classic Return to Whisper #4
Daredevil #181 Facsimile Edition - the original death of Elektra, a Frank Miller classic!
DC Poster Portfolio Frank Cho TP
DC Poster Portfolio Jim Lee TP
Dead Man Logan #11
Death’s Head #3
Dollar Comics Harley Quinn #1 - reprinting Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner’s New 52 debut!
Elvira Mistress of the Dark #9
Empowered TP vol. 11
Fantastic Four TP vol. 3
Farmhand TP vol. 2
Flaming Carrot Omnibus TP vol. 1
Flash TP vol. 10
Flash Forward #1 - spinning out of the revelations in Heroes in Crisis, Wally West seeks to make amends for the tragedy he caused! In-Hyuk Lee and blank variants available for cover price!
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man #12 - another one with some buzz…
G.I. Joe #1 - a perfect jumping on point featuring a brand-new continuity for the Joes at IDW!
Green Lantern by Geoff Johns TP vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy #9 - “Death of Rocket Raccoon” part 3 with a Declan Shalvey Immortal wraparound variant available!
Guts TP - the first “Raina” graphic novel in three years has finally arrived!
Head Lopper TP vol. 3
Hellboy & the BPRD Saturn Returns #2
High Level #6 - final issue!
History of the Marvel Universe #3
House of X #5 - John Tyler Christopher action figure, David Nakayama connecting, Mike Huddleston, David Lafuente character decades featuring Magik, Sara Pichelli flower, and Skottie Young variants available!
Inferior Five #1 - Jeff Lemire variant available for cover price!
Justice League #32 - Olivier Coipel cardstock variant available for premium cover price!
Kiss The End #5
Lady Mechanika Sangre #3
Lex Luthor Year of the Villain #1
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #7
Man Who Came Down the Attic Stairs HC
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TP vol. 9
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #82
Napoleon Dynamite #1 - the official sequel to the biggest dark horse hit of 2004!
Nightwing #64 - “Year of the Villain” tie-in with a Warren Louw variant available for cover price!
Once & Future #2 - first printings of the national fives-times-over sold out first issue are still available for cover price!
Outpost Zero #13
Red Sonja Birth of the She-Devil #4
Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons II Painscape #1
Sabrina Super Special Magazine #1
Savage Sword of Conan #9
Second Coming #3
Simon Says TP vol. 1
Spider-man #1 - Lost creator and The Force Awakens and Rise of the Skywalker writer & director J.J. Abrams sets his sights on the Marvel Universe with the help of superstar artist Olivier Coipel in this brand-new mini series! Chip Kidd die-cut, Coipel premiere, Humberto Ramos party & sketch, Sara Pichelli, Gabriele Dell’otto, and Jason Polan variants available!
Star Trek Year Five #6
Star Wars Age of the Resistance Rey #1 - witness Rey’s journey to Ahch-To with Chewbacca & R2-D2, which may not have been as smooth as The Force Awakens suggested!
Star Wars Age of the Resistance Rose Tico #1 - I’m hoping this and the Colbalt Squadron novel bring me around to her before Rise of the Skywalker gets here in December!
Star Wars Doctor Aphra #36
Steeple #1 - I’m a big John Allison fan from Giant Days and Bad Machinery, so I’m excited to see what he’s bringing to Dark Horse!
Supergirl #34 - “Year of the Villain” tie-in with a Derrick Chew cardstock variant available for premium cover price!
Superman #15 - “Year of the Villain” tie-in with an Adam Hughes variant available for cover price!
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olson #3 - Ben Oliver variant available for cover price!
Swing TP vol. 2
Tea Dragon Festival HC
Teen Titans #34 - “Year of the Villain” variant with an Alex Garner variant available for cover price!
Teen Titans Go #36
Titans Burning Rage #2
Tony Stark Iron Man #16 - Nick Bradshaw Immortal wraparound variant available!
True Believers Hulk Joe Fixit #1 - reprinting Incredible Hulk #347 for $1!
True Believers Hulk Professor Hulk #1 - reprinting Incredible Hulk #377 for $1!
True Believers Hulk Returns #1
Umbrella Academy TP vol. 3 - can’t wait to sit down and re-read it, especially after the delay between issues #6-7! And my Spaceboy statue from Dark Horse Direct is supposed to finally arrive on Wednesday, just 10 months beyond the original shipping date! And Dark Horse sent us a PDF of the Hazel & Cha Cha Save Christmas Special coming out in November for which Bret organized a Bill Sienkiewicz variant for Local Comic Shop Day!
Valkyrie Jane Foster #3 - David Lopez Immortal wraparound variant available!
Vampirella #3 - your choice of J. Scott Campbell, Guillem March, Fay Dalton, Ergun Gunduz, and cosplay covers!
Wonder Woman Come Back to Me #3
You Are Obsolete #1