Ssalefish GSO First Look #130 for 10.2.19


It’s still 90 degrees outside, so it sure doesn’t seem like it, but it’s time to start thinking about Halloween, and more specifically Halloween ComicFest 2019!

Choose eight from the 28 available FREE comics, including DCeased, Star Wars, Miles Morales Spider-man, Ghost Rider, Iron Man, Swamp Thing, and MORE!!

Our guest of honor this year will be COPRA creator Michel Fiffe, who we’re flying in from NYC, our first out-of-state guest since Donny Cates back in 2018! Throughout stints on G.I. Joe (Sierra Muerte for IDW), Bloodstrike (Brutalists for Image), and All-New Ultimates (for Marvel), Fiffe’s been a tour-de-force, self-publishing one of the most compelling superhero books on the stands, and now he’s moving his efforts to Image to reach an even wider audience (see below)!

He’ll be joined by the always delightful Beck Seashols, Chris Giarrusso, and Ally Haney and newcomer & live artist James Beddard! Free Comic Book Day additions Munchie & Me Face Painting will be happy to give you a FREE creepy makeover from 10 AM - 2 PM and Penny’s Pawsitive Pins will be here peddling her wares!

Come in costume and get your picture taken to enter our annual Cosplay Contest! We’ll post the pictures on our Facebook page on Sunday, October 27th, and you’ll have until closing on Thursday, October 31st to marshal your supporters and get the most Likes! The winners in the kid and adult categories will take home two weekend passes to NC Comicon - Bull City in Durham, taking place Friday, November 8th - Sunday, November 10th!

Enjoy Buy 2 Get 1 FREE on all graphic novels, toy & statues inside the shop, and get your last crack of the year at $5 Pops (or 5 for $20), $5 graphic novels (or 5 for $20), half price comic sets, and over 10,000 $1 comics (or 20 for $10) out on the sidewalk!

And, of course, FREE CANDY!

The following titles are scheduled to ship on Wednesday, October 2nd excluding some re-orders and providing nothing changes by the time the final invoice arrives on Monday:

  • Absolute Carnage Immortal Hulk #1 - this one-shot picking up on the events of Absolute Carnage #3 featuring Dale Keown Codex and In-Hyuk Lee variants!

  • Archie’s Halloween Spectacular #1

  • Avatar the Last Airbender Team Avatar Tales TP

  • Avatar the Last Airbender Imbalance TP vol. 3

  • Batman & Justice League Manga TP vol. 3

  • Batman #251 - reprinting the classic Denny O’Neil & Neal Adams Joker story just in time for the new movie on Friday!

  • Batman #80 - truly addressing the starting ending of Batman #77 with a cardstock Francesco Mattina variant available for premium cover price!

  • Batman/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #6 - final issue with a Kevin Eastman variant available for cover price!

  • Batwoman Haunted Tides TP - reprinting the first two story arcs of the New 52!

  • Berserker Unbound #3

  • Bettie Page Halloween Special One-Shot

  • Birthright #40

  • Bizarre Adventures #1

  • Black Cat #5 - Terry Dodson Mary Jane variant available!

  • Black Terror #1

  • Bury the Lede TP

  • Canto #5

  • Catalyst Prime Seven Days #1

  • Champions #10

  • Conan Chronicles Return to Cimmeria Epic Collection TP

  • Contagion #1

  • COPRA #1 - like Tom Scioli’s Transformers/ G.I. Joe, what Michel Fiffe does with the Suicide Squad, Doctor Strange, the Punisher, etc., is everything you imagined them to be when you were a kid, all the vibrancy and complexity in your head while banging your action figures off one another!

  • Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History TP

  • Daredevil #12 - Amanda Conner Mary Jane variant available!

  • Dark Ark After the Flood #1

  • DCeased #5 - cardstock Yasmin Putri horror and Francesco Mattina Harley Quinn variants available for premium cover price!

  • Dead Eyes #1 - after a rough start under the original Dead Rabbit title in 2018, Gerry Duggan & John McCrea are back!

  • Deathstroke #48 - “Year of the Villain” tie-in with a Ken Lashley variant available for cover price!

  • Die #8

  • Doctor Strange #20 - Alex Ross Marvels 25th Anniversary and Peach Momoko Immortal wraparound variants available!

  • Dog Man Guide to Creating Comics in 3D HC

  • Dollar Comics Joker #1 - reprinting the first issue of the ‘70s solo series!

  • Doom Patrol Weight of the Worlds #4

  • Doomsday Clock HC vol. 1 - collecting issues #1-6!

  • Dreaming #14

  • Dungeons & Dragons A Darkened Wish #3

  • Everything #2

  • Fantastic Four #15 - J. Scott Campbell Mary Jane variant available!

  • Flash Giant #1

  • Future Foundation #3 - Lee Garbett Mary Jane variant available!

  • Gears of War Hivebusters #2

  • Ghost Rider #1 - Johnny Blaze & Danny Ketch are BACK in their own title with Art Adams, black blank, Stuart Immonen hidden gem, Aaron Kuder King of Hell, Aaron Kuder design, Rahzzah wraparound teaser, and Mark Texiera variants available!

  • Giant Days TP vol. 11

  • Green Lantern #12 - Riley Rossmo variant available for cover price!

  • Grendel Devil’s Odyssey #1 - now that Matt Wagner’s had his last word on Mage, he’s back with Hunter Rose! Fabio Moon variant available for cover price!

  • Harley Quinn #66 - “Year of the Villain” tie-in with a Frank Cho variant available for cover price!

  • House of X #6 - final issue with Guiseppi Camuncoli foreshadowing, John Tyler Christer action figure, Iban Coello character decades featuring Nightcrawler, Javier Garron connecting, Mike Huddleston, Pepe Larraz virgin, Sara Pichelli flower, and Skottie Young variants available!

  • Immortal Hulk #24 - Joe Bennett Immortal wraparound variant available!

  • Immortal Hulk HC vol. 1

  • Joe Golem Occult Detective Conjurors #5 - final issue!

  • Legion of Super Heroes Millennium #2 - short & sweet, this is the final issue that bridges the gap between the current DC Rebirth universe and that of the 31st century with a connecting Bryan Hitch variant available for cover price!

  • Lois Lane #4 - Emanuela Lupacchino variant available for cover price!

  • Major X TP

  • Man-Eaters #12

  • Manifest Destiny #37

  • Marvel Comics #1001 - half the price of 1,000 and just as nice!

  • Mountainhead #2 - I feel like this first issue was kind of overlooked by the world, but the hook was great. A boy that’s grown up pulling B&E’s with his dad finally gets caught by the police, only to find out that his “dad” had stolen HIM as an infant, and his real parents had never given up looking for him. Now he’s stuck in a Leave It to Beaver slice of suburbian and completely twisted!

  • My Hero Academia TP vol. 21

  • My Hero Academia Vigilantes TP vol. 6

  • Necromancer’s Map #2

  • No One Left to Fight #4

  • Nomen Omen #1

  • Old Man Quill #10

  • Over the Garden Wall Soulful Symphonies #3

  • Punisher #16 - Belen Ortega Mary Jane variant available!

  • Red Sonja #9

  • Ruby Falls #1

  • Runaways #25

  • Savage Avengers #6

  • Sea of Stars #4

  • She Said Destroy #5

  • Sonic the Hedgehog #21

  • Space Bandits #4

  • Spider-Verse #1 - an anthology series a la Edge of Venomverse that has Art Adams connecting, John Tyler Christopher action figure, and Patrick Brown variants available!

  • Star Wars #72

  • Star Wars Adventures Return to Vader’s Castle #1

  • Star Wars Doctor Aphra #37

  • Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1

  • Superman Up In the Sky #4

  • Sword Master #4

  • Thanos Infinity Ending HC

  • Transformers/ Ghostbusters #5

  • True Believers X-Men Bishop #1 - reprinting Uncanny X-Men #282 for $1!

  • True Believers Kitty Pryde & Emma Frost #1 - reprinting X-Men #129 for $1!

  • Vampire State Building #1 - what does Charlie Adlard do after drawing 95% of the most successful creator-owned comic of all time? THIS at new publisher Ablaze Comics!

  • Vengeance of Vampirella #1

  • Walking Dead Compendium TP vol. 4

  • Wicked & Divine TP vol. 9

  • WWE Smackdown #1

  • Young Justice #9 - cardstock Nick Bradshaw variant available for premium cover price!

  • Young Justice Animated Series TP vol. 1

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