NEWSLETTER – April 19: DC Comics’ THE BUTTON Hits This Week! The SECRET EMPIRE Takes Over The Marvel Universe!

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Soundwave's BEST OF CHARLESTON Party is a Week Away!

 

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A week from when this Newsletter will be posted (Saturday, April 15th), we'll be holding our Best of Charleston party to show our appreciation for you guys! We don't know, yet, if we've won or not, but who cares? We just wanna have some classic Soundwave fun with everyone, so we're having the party anyway! It's Saturday, April 22nd, where we'll have guests and attractions, along with a costume contest and one of Soundwave's long-awaited, and highly-anticipated auctions! We've covered everything you'll need to know about the party HERE, so go check that embedded link out and get ALL THE INFORMATION you'll need to know what we've got in store just for all of you, our friends and family!

 


 

FINALLY! After MUCH Anticipation:

BATMAN and THE FLASH Team-Up

To Uncover The DC Universe's GREATEST Secrets

That Have Eluded Fans Since The Beginning of

DC Universe: Rebirth...

This Week, Start THE BUTTON!

The DC Universe was shaken up last May when Geoff Johns presented fans with an insane 80-page one-shot called DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH. It left fans scrambling for answers to their plethora of questions, and DC hasn't let up! Any and all answers have been slow, yet few. Any they do uncover only lead to MORE questions... Well, it seems DC Comics has finally decided to deep-dive into the one question fans want answered over ANY OTHER!

What's up with that smiley face button Batman found?

When Wally West returned to the DC Universe in DC Universe: Rebirth, from his lightning came a smiley face button that lodged itself into the wall of Batman's batcave. The only people aware of it are Batman and The Flash, who have decided to wait for Wally to uncover his own answers in the pages of Titans before telling anyone else about their discoveries. But, it looks like they'll be experiencing their own clarity these next several weeks before that can happen! Starting this week, both of the central Batman and Flash titles will cross-over for a four issue event entitled THE BUTTON!
To start you off, pick up...

BATMAN #21

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"THE BUTTON": Part One!
The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party-and it's not who anyone suspects! It's a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!

This book, as well as subsequent installments, will come with three covers. A cover A, a cover B, and a special lenticular cover!

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Cover B by Tim Sale

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Lenticular Cover

The arc will continue through The Flash #21, then Batman #22, and then finally conclude with the hotly-teased The Flash #22!

Get excited to revisit your favorite worlds and characters with The Button!
For more coverage on the entire event, including the covers and solicits for all the other issues in this arc, check out our article on The Button HERE.

 


 

DC Comics Has Brand-New Jumping-On Points JUST FOR YOU!

DC Comics' titles continue to heat-up more and more every week as the REBIRTH line continues to thrive! Status quo's are shaken-up, some even being reverted to the way fans have wanted them to for years, now, and this is definitely prevalent in their GREEN ARROW and SUPERMAN-related titles. Green Arrow continues to dig into his classic comic roots while Trinity focuses on how Batman and Wonder Woman are affected by the insane events of Superman Reborn!

GREEN ARROW #21

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"THE RISE OF STAR CITY": Part One!
They killed Oliver Queen. They made an outlaw of Green Arrow. Now the Ninth Circle will gather its forces to destroy the hero's very soul. Buildings will topple. Innocents will starve. Disease will spread. And Seattle will die. The biggest Green Arrow story ever begins here!

TRINITY #8

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A "Superman: Reborn Aftermath" tie-in!
In this essential chapter of the "Superman Reborn Aftermath" epic, Kal-El reveals to Batman and Wonder Woman what had happened to him-and how they all may be in danger!


 

Captain America Has Taken Over Hydra. Next? THE WORLD!

The SECRET EMPIRE Rises This Week!

A year in the making!
Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 came out May 25th to controversial reactions... Steve Rogers is Hydra! After regaining his powers thanks to the Cosmic Cube-turned-little girl named Kobik, fans, who have been willing to follow along, soon learned that she did more than give him back his vitality... She was working for the Red Skull, and followed his instructions to alter Steve's memories to make him believe he has been under Hydra's thumb since childhood. As the series has continued, we've been able to see how this not only affected his life, but also his friends, enemies, and closest allies.
And Steve Rogers' plan only gets more merciless now that he has taken over Hydra...
This week, you get a DOUBLE-DOSE of Hydra deviousness with the releases of...

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #16

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 The stage is set! Everything has been leading to this moment! It's time for Captain America to step out of the shadows to change the very landscape of the Marvel Universe in a massive way!

SECRET EMPIRE #0

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What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy? What if the most trustworthy, stalwart hero history has ever known has been planning in secret a massive betrayal? That time is now!
The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, has turned his back on the Super Hero community. Using the trust and respect he has gained over the years he has ascended to a position where he can enacts Hydra's ideals. The death of Jack Flag, the trial of Maria Hill, the second Civil War, the alien Chitauri Queen. All of the dominos of Captain America's plan have been laid out -- and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action!
Now, the Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men and more will be tested. As Hydra's grip tightens around the Marvel Universe, the heroes stand at the precipice of an unprecedented challenge. How will they Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted among them?

These two issues are major steps towards the summer event you're not gonna want to miss!  It's Captain America & Hydra vs. the entire Marvel Universe! This has been a long-time coming...

The Secret Empire #0 issue also comes with a selection of fantastic covers!

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"Cover B" by Elizabeth Torque

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(1:20) Variant Cover by Ron Frenz

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(1:50) Variant Cover by Rod Reis


 

Venom is Back!

No, REALLY... THEY'RE BACK!

Eddie Brock hasn't been Venom since Mark Millar wrote Marvel Knights Spider-Man back in 2004. The suit has since passed from host to host, most notably Scorpion and Flash Thompson, since then, with its most recent, and more brutal host being the star of the first five issues of the current Venom series. Well, this week? You can't beat the classics...
They're back, baby!
Hop back into the symbiote with Eddie in this week's...

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Venom #6

'NUFF SAID!

 


 

What's New in Indies!?

REDNECK #1

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(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Lisandro Estherren

SERIES PREMIERE
The Bowmans are VAMPIRES who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow's blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface--making it impossible to separate man from monster!
  
Critically acclaimed writer DONNY CATES (GOD COUNTRY) and artist LISANDRO ESTHERREN serve up the tale of a DIFFERENT kind of family just trying to get by, deep in the heart of Texas.

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WORLD READER #1

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(W) Jeff Loveness (A/CA) Juan Doe

NEW SERIES! Meet Sarah, an astronaut traveling from dead planet to dead planet, talking to the ghosts of the dead worlds... as she fights to discover the secret that's killing the universe.  But Death doesn't give up its secrets so easily, and as Death hunts her from planet to planet, Sarah struggles to maintain the trust of her crew and her own sanity in the endless ocean of lives. Every world has a story, and if she can find the secret tying them all together, she can save Earth from being the next world to die. From GROOT and THE JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW writer Jeff Loveness and AMERICAN MONSTER, ANIMOSITY: THE RISE artist Juan Doe, comes the chilling, epic new series that will be sure to appeal to fans of THE ARRIVAL, INTERSTELLAR, and THE EXPANSE.


 

Pre-Order And Subscribe to May's and June's

MAJOR New Releases! 

Before we close off the Soundwave Newsletter this week with the complete listings of Wednesday's new releases, we'd like to ask you guys to help us out...
Every week, Greg has to figure out which titles we want to carry in the store. As you all know, we carry quite a bit; While most stores stick to the major sellers (Marvel, DC, Walking Dead, Saga), we try to carry everything from everyone, as much as we can... We try to have a large variety to make sure our friends, family, and customers are well taken care of, but sometimes we can't always do that. Every company is always putting out brand-new titles, and of course we have to always keep Marvel and DC in stock, so sometimes the indies fall to the wayside and we start making cut-backs on certain things.
Every so often, you guys are looking for something we aren't carrying or that we don't buy enough of.

But, we don't want that to happen anymore.

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Going forward, we'll provide you guys with a link to PREVIEWSworld that'll show you all of the new #1 issues that'll be hitting all comic book store shelves in a few months' time. If you look the list of new releases over and see something you'd like us to get in for you, or to add to your subscription/pull list, let us know!
You can call us at 843-821-8810, or message us on Facebook on our official Soundwave Comics fan page, or e-mail us at soundwaverecords@aol.com and let us know which titles you'd like for us to get for you all. We're open every day of the week, you can find our hours on the Facebook page, get in touch with us anytime during the day and we'll take care of you!

So, here you go, check out the links, below, to see the list of new #1 releases coming out in May and June, and let us know which ones you want us to get for you!

PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases For May 2017

PREVIEWSworld.com New Releases For June 2017

 


 

DC COMICS

BATMAN #21 (THE BUTTON PT 1) CVR A & B
BATMAN #21 INTERNATIONAL EDITION CVR
BATMAN #21 LENTICULAR CVR

ALL STAR BATMAN #9 CVR A,B & C
ALL STAR BATMAN HC VOL 01 MY OWN WORST ENEMY (REBIRTH)
AQUAMAN #21 CVR A & B
ASTRO CITY #43
BATMAN #21 (THE BUTTON) CVR A,B & C
BATMAN #21 LENTICULAR CVR
BATMAN TP VOL 10 EPILOGUE
BATWOMAN #2 CVR A & B
CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #7 CVR A & B
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #25
DEATHSTROKE #17 CVR A & B
GREEN ARROW #21 CVR A & B
GREEN LANTERNS #21 CVR A & B
HARLEY QUINN #18 CVR A & B
INJUSTICE: GROUND ZERO #10
JUSTICE LEAGUE #19 CVR A & B
LUCIFER #17
NIGHTWING #19 CVR A & B
ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS #4 (OF 6)
SUPER SONS #3 CVR A & B
SUPERMAN #21 CVR A & B
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 02 WELCOME TO THE PLANET
SUPERWOMAN #9 CVR A & B
TRINITY #8 CVR A & B
WILD STORM #3 CVR A,B & C
WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE TP VOL 01

INDEPENDENT COMICS

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #10
ALIENS 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL COMICS SERIES HC
ANGEL: SEASON 11 #4
ARCHIE #19 CVR A,B & C
ASSASSINS CREED: UPRISING #3
BACK TO THE FUTURE #18
BEAUTY #14 CVR A & B
BLACK #5
BLACK HAMMER #8 CVR A & B
BLACK HOOD: SEASON 2 #4
BLACK SCIENCE #29
BUFFY: SEASON 11 #6
CALL OF DUTY: ZOMBIES #4
CURSE WORDS #4 CVR A & B
DEATH BE DAMNED #3
DEPT H #13
DESCENDER #21
DOCTOR WHO: 10TH- YEAR THREE #4 CVR A & B
ECLIPSE #6
FAILSAFE #1
FEW #4
GFT: ROBYN HOOD- I LOVE NY #11 (OF 12) CVR A - D
GI JOE (2016) #4
GOD COUNTRY #3 (2ND PTG)
GOD COUNTRY #4 CVR A & B
GREATEST ADVENTURE #1
HELLBOY: INTO THE SILENT SEA HC
HORIZON #10
I HATE FAIRYLAND #12 CVR A
I HATE FAIRYLAND #12 F*CK FAIRYLAND CVR
INJECTION #12 CVR A & B
INVINCIBLE #135
JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #4 (OF 6)
JIM HENSON: POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #2 (OF 12) CVR A,B & C
JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #6
KISS: DEMON #4 (OF 4) CVR A,B & C
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #10
LADY DEATH: OBLIVION KISS #1 STANDARD CVR
LADY DEATH: OBLIVION KISS #1 SKULL QUEEN CVR
LADY DEATH: OBLIVION KISS #1 FOIL PREMIUM CVR
LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 02 TABLET OF DESTINIES
LETTER 44 #32
LOW #17 CVR A & B
MASK: MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND #5
MEGA PRINCESS #5
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #14
MIRROR #7
MONSTRESS #11
MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDS FOREVER #38 CVR A & B
NINJAK #26
PLASTIC #1 (OF 5) CVR A & B
POWERLESS #2
RED SONJA #4 CVR A & B
RED SONJA #4 CVR C COSPLAY
RED SONJA #4 CVR D FUNKO CVR
REDNECK #1
ROYAL CITY #2
SEX CRIMINALS #18
SEX CRIMINALS #18 XXX ERICA HENDERSON CVR
SHAOLIN COWBOY: WHO'LL STOP THE REIGN #1
SHE WOLF #8
SOULFIRE #2 CVR A & B
SPIRIT HUNTERS #6 (OF 12) CVR A,B,C & D
STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN VOL 2 #5 CVR A & B
WORLD READER #1
ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #34 CVR A - F

MARVEL COMICS

SECRET EMPIRE #0 CVR A by MARK BROOKS
SECRET EMPIRE #0 CVR B by ELIZABETH TORQUE
SECRET EMPIRE #0 (1:20) VAR by RON FRENZ
SECRET EMPIRE #0 (1:50) VAR by ROD REIS

BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #6
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #16
DAREDEVIL #19
DEADPOOL #29
DOCTOR STRANGE #19
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY: DREAM ON #1
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1
MOON KNIGHT #13
MS MARVEL #17
NICK FURY #1
PUNISHER #11
ROYALS #2
SECRET EMPIRE #0 (OF 9)
SILK #19
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #13
STAR-LORD #6
THUNDERBOLTS #12
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #18
TRUE BELIEVERS: X-FACTOR MUTANT GENESIS #1
TRUE BELIEVERS: X-MEN BLUE #1
UNCANNY AVENGERS #22
US AVENGERS #5
VENOM #6

VARIANTS

CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #16 CONNECTING VAR
DEADPOOL #29 ALBEQUERQUE "POSTER" VAR
DEADPOOL #29 DEODATO "RESURRXION" VAR
I HATE FAIRYLAND #12 APRIL FOOLS VAR
I HATE FAIRYLAND #12 F*CK FAIRYLAND CVR
INVINCIBLE #135 CVR B APRIL FOOLS VAR
LADY DEATH: OBLIVION KISS #1 FOIL PREMIUM CVR
LADY DEATH: OBLIVION KISS #1 (1:10) VAR CVR
MAN-THING #2 (1:25) DEODATO VAR
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #14 (1:20) VAR
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #14 ACTION FIGURE VAR
MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDS FOREVER #38 (1:10) VAR
NICK FURY #1 (1:15) STROMAN VAR
NICK FURY #1 (1:25) LAND VAR
RED SONJA #4 CVR C COSPLAY CVR
RED SONJA #4 CVR D FUNKO VAR
RED SONJA #4 CVR F (1:10) COSPLAY VIRGIN CVR
ROYALS #2 (1:25) GRANOV VAR
SECRET EMPIRE #0 CVR B by ELIZABETH TORQUE
SECRET EMPIRE #0 (1:20) VAR by RON FRENZ
SECRET EMPIRE #0 (1:50) VAR by ROD REIS
SEX CRIMINALS #18 XXX ERICA HENDERSON VAR
STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN VOL 2 #5 (1:10) VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #13 STAR WARS 40TH ANNIV VAR
WORLD READER #1 (1:10) ELIZABETH TORQUE VAR
ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #34 CVR B MENDOZA RISQUE CVR
ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #34 CVR C MACCAGNI CVR
ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #34 CVR D MACCAGNI RISQUE CVR
ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #34 CVR E TROM CVR
ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #34 CVR F TROM RISQUE CVR

HARDCOVERS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

ALIENS 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL COMICS SERIES HC
ALL STAR BATMAN HC VOL 01 MY OWN WORST ENEMY (REBIRTH)
BATMAN TP VOL 10 EPILOGUE
HELLBOY: INTO THE SILENT SEA HC
LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 02 TABLET OF DESTINIES
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 02 WELCOME TO THE PLANET
WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE TP VOL 01

COOL COLLECTIBLES

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