NEWSLETTER – April 6th: SPRING Into the Next Season With the BIGGEST WEEK of 2016, SO FAR!

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SPRING is Here, And There's More

Than Just a Layer Pollen Coming With It!

This week, Wednesday April 6th, kicks off our spring/summer season!
We have exciting events and special deals & giveaways planned as we head into the summer time!
We just couldn't hold back our excitement, so we made another EARLY Newsletter!

Let us know what you guys think about us doing earlier Newsletters...!

 

36 Days Until FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016!

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The 15th annual FREE COMIC BOOK DAY event finally returns May 7th, and we're doing it with a BANG!! This is going to be the BIGGEST and BEST Free Comic Book Day, EVER!

This year, we'll have 50 FREE titles to choose from! And, in typical Soundwave fashion, you can bet we'll have the best SALES and DEALS you could ask for for all of your comic book and merch collecting needs! And leading up to FCBD, we'll be hosting a bunch of different promotions to help you get AS MANY FREE COMICS AS YOU WANT out of your FCBD'16 experience!

With so many titles to choose from, we know for a FACT that there's NO WAY you're just gonna want to get three free comics. With these promotions, the more you buy, the MORE YOU WILL RECEIVE on FCBD! And, yes, it IS possible to get ALL FIFTY! Keep an eye out for our website for updates and articles covering the promotions and the event itself!

One of our first promotions; If you get any one of the $24.99 MARVEL: SEASON ONE original graphic novels, you'll receive ALL TWELVE of the GOLD SPONSOR FCBD comics on Free Comic Book Day!
Check out our article on this first promotion, HERE!

And check out our FCBD'16 coverage article for more details on the event, HERE!

 

 

POE DAMERON Soars Onto Shelves!

Our first event of the spring is the STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 launch party!

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Follow Poe's pre-Force Awakens adventures in this all-new on-going series, as fans learn how Poe became known as the best Resistance pilot in the galaxy! This is the FIRST, OFFICIAL comic book series set in The Force Awakens era of the Star Wars Universe!

While supplies last, people who buy any and all copies of Poe Dameron #1 will receive collector pins and lithographs, and will be entered into our drawing to win the DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital HD combo-pack edition of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!

For full details on the launch of this new on-going series, check out our article covering the launch party, and the variant covers and bundle deals HERE!

 

 

BLACK PANTHER Returns to the Page In Time

For His Big Screen Debut!

Probably one of the most HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED All-New, All-Different Marvel Comics series since The Invincible Iron Man and The Amazing Spider-Man, at the start, has been BLACK PANTHER!

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With the character making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Marvel's CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, everyone and their mother are going nuts for Black Panther! 

Marvel brings back T'Challa in his own on-going series, written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend Brian Stelfreeze. The first arc, "A Nation Under Our Feet", is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther's struggle to do right by his people as their ruler. The indomitable will of Wakanda -- the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology and warrior traditions -- has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now the current Black Panther, T'Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called The People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T'Challa knows the country must change to survive -- the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?

 

 

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"A" Connecting Cover by Sanford Greene

 

 

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(1:10) Disney Infinity Variant Cover

 

 

 

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(1:20) "Design" Variant Cover

 

 

 

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(1:25) Variant Cover

 

 

 

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(1:25) "Black Panther & The Avengers" 50th Anniversary Variant Cover

 

 

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(1:25) "Classic" 50th Anniversary Variant Cover

 

 

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(1:50) Variant Cover

 

 

The Women of Marvel Shine in The New SPIDER-WOMEN Event!

The Spider-Event of 2016 is here, bringing SPIDER-GWEN, SILK and SPIDER-WOMAN together for a story too big for any one of their books! Spider-Woman is taking a mentor-role with Silk and Spider-Gwen, and the three spider-heroes take a brunch break on Gwen's Earth-65. But when the nefarious spy organization S.I.L.K. and their leader (Earth-65's Cindy Moon) notice the interdimensional interlopers, all of Jessica Drew's plans go wrong.

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This will be an eight part event crossing over between all of the Spider-Women-centric comics, SPIDER-GWEN, SILK, and SPIDER-WOMAN, plus two SPIDER-WOMEN one-shots!

Check out the variants this one-shot will come with...!

 

 

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Connecting "A" Variant Cover by J. Scott Campbell

 

 

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"Action Figure" Variant Cover

 

 

 

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(1:25) Variant

 

 

 

Get the first four issues of the connecting variant covers for the SPIDER-WOMEN event and create one, giant image by J. Scott Campbell!

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Here are the rest of the issues involved in the event!

 

 

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SPIDER-GWEN #7

 

 

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SILK #7

 

 

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SPIDER-WOMAN #6

 

 

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SPIDER-GWEN #8

 

 

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SILK #8

 

 

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SPIDER-WOMAN #7

 

 

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SPIDER-WOMEN OMEGA #1

 

 

Mark Millar's Highly-Anticipated EMPRESS

is Finally Here to Rule the Stands!

Imagine you're married to the worst bad guy from your favorite sci-fi movie. An alien dictator feared throughout the universe, who will kill you if you leave -- but you need to escape for the sake of your three children. All you have are your wits, your bodyguard, and three guns. Welcome to EMPRESS, your new favorite comic.

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Happy APRIL FOOL'S DAY From DC COMICS!

This week, DC Comics is giving fans a bit of a late April Fool's prank with the release of HARLEY QUINN & THE SUICIDE SQUAD: APRIL FOOL'S DAY SPECIAL #1!

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Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D., welcomes you to Evil Anonymous, the support group for super villains in need; where no problem is too insane or homicidal, and where discretion is assured as only a clown princess of crime can-which is to say, not at all. But when Harley Quinn starts using her patients' own evil schemes against them, it turns out that a much bigger, far more dangerous, and truly life-altering joke is being played on her.

 

DC Comics: REBIRTH Has Been Announced;

Expect Coverage From Us, Here, on SoundwaveComics.com!

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Last Saturday, March 26th, during the WonderCon event, DC Comics finally laid out and explained their plans to fans for their up-coming REBIRTH relaunch, coming in June that is going to take the summer by STORM! Everything from new titles, creative teams, costumes, plots, and artwork, DC made sure we knew what they had planned for this major event, and BOY are we excited, here, at Soundwave about this major step in the right direction for the company and their entire line!

Here, on Soundwave.com, you can expect to see an article up, soon, detailing and explaining the coverage from the DC Comics panel at WonderCon that announced the Rebirth plan.

At the store, we will be creating new title lists for our subscribers who wish to redo their DC Comics subscriptions and get their pull list ready for the Rebirth relaunch. So, listen out for when we get to doing that!

Until we get the new coverage up, here's our initial coverage of DC Comics: Rebirth when DC put out the first bits of information, before their detailed announcement at WonderCon: "DC Comics Has a REBIRTH This Summer".

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War Continues to Rage Through The Pages of

THE DARKSEID WAR SPECIAL!

The Darkseid War has been raged through the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE, and as it winds down into its final issues, DC Comics presents the major game-changer in the pages of a one-shot issue you're not gonna want to miss!

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE DARKSEID WAR SPECIAL #1

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The massive "Darkseid War" epic continues to set the stages for the future of the DC Universe as we reveal the secrets behind its newest major player: Darkseid's daughter, Grail! And if the Justice League is not careful, the spoils of war will all end up with her! See the truth behind Grail's role in this war and the future of the DC Universe as she tears her way across it.

 

What's New in Indies!?

This is probably one of the most exciting weeks for indie titles and fans!

Not only is BOOM! Studios putting out the next highly-anticipated issue of their hit MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS series, but Ryan Ottley is bringing back his HIT character of GRIZZLY SHARK, in COLOR! You can bet Greg is losing his mind over that...!

There's just no way to miss out on this week, at this point!

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The sold out, cult hit black-and-white issue is back, now in full color! That's right! The long sold-out one-shot is getting a brand-new reprint and will be followed by all-new issues that will culminate in this being a three issue mini-series and will continue the bloody adventures of the world's most feared animal, the Grizzly Shark! 

For full coverage on what is to be the biggest deal since Sharknado, check out our full coverage on the entire mini-series, HERE!

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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2

BOOM! STUDIOS

(W) Kyle Higgins, Steve Orlando (A) Hendry Prasetya, Corin Howell (CA) Jamal Campbell
 
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Scorpina goes for Tommy where it hurts the most. Rita won't give up on her Green Ranger that easily. With Tommy's life hanging in the balance, the Rangers must get together to save their friend, or risk losing him forever.

We've had a HUGE success with this series, between selling out of EVERY LAST COPY of #0, even the second and third printings, ON TOP OF ALL of the incentive variant covers for #1. So, we've been really happy with the turn-out of this new series, especially when we had no idea how this would turn out. 

If anyone hasn't gotten #1, yet, we still have plenty of the regular copies left for anyone who wants to jump on board and get started on what has been considered a critically-acclaimed, and fan-favorite comic book series based on the classic Power Rangers series, and we're not even two issues in, yet!

Like with #1, #2 will have several variant covers that the hardest-core Power Rangers fan will want to get their hands on before they're ALL GONE!

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED for those who come early!

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Red Ranger "Action FIgure" Variant Cover

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"Villain" Variant Cover

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(1:25) "Zord" Virgin Variant Cover

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(1:50) Team Variant Cover

NOTE: There WILL BE a (1:100) variant cover for MMPR #2. It'll be a gold foil variant cover, but it won't be hitting shelves until the following Wednesday, April 13th. Keep that in mind for those of you looking to collect ALL of the variants...!

Check it out!:

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The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale Airs Tomorrow Night!

And We Want to Hear From YOU!

This is it, you guys!

Probably the BIGGEST episode of THE WALKING DEAD, thus far!

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Tomorrow night, AMC will be airing the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead, and Negan's finally making his mark on the show, after much anticipation!

So, for those of you who read our Newsletters, we've got an awesome incentive for you all. We want to see who's reading these, and reward those of you who are with awesome give-aways and prizes. We want to make sure people are getting the right information on the titles and merchandise hitting our store every week. So, here's our first contest for you all who read our Newsletters:

Facebook us, or e-mail us who you think will die in tomorrow night's episode and you will be put into our drawing to win the next twelve issues of Walking Dead comics - A YEAR'S WORTH - for FREE!
It's okay if your pick is not right, that won't hurt your chances, but you have until Monday to tell us who will be eating the end of Negan's bat Lucille before the season finale ends tomorrow night.

Good luck, everyone!

And thank you all for reading these Newsletters! 

SO LONG, DARYL!

 

DC COMICS

BATGIRL #50 POLYBAG BvsS CVR
DETECTIVE COMICS #51 ROMITA CVR
GREEN ARROW #51 ROMITA CVR
GREEN LANTERN #51 ROMITA CVR
SUPERMAN #51 ROMITA CVR

HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD: APRIL FOOLS SPECIAL #1 CVR A
HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD: APRIL FOOLS SPECIAL #1 CVR B
HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD: APRIL FOOLS SPECIAL #1 BLANK
HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD: APRIL FOOLS #1 (1:50) B&W

BATGIRL #50
BATMAN BEYOND #11
BLOODLINES #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS ESSENTIALS: BATMAN DEATH OF THE FAMILY #1
DETECTIVE COMICS #51
GREEN ARROW #51
GREEN LANTERN #51
HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD: APRIL FOOLS SPEC #1 CVR A
HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD: APRIL FOOLS SPEC #1 CVR B
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US- YEAR FIVE #7
JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR SPECIAL #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR SPECIAL #1 INTERLOCKING CVR
JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR SPECIAL #1 NEAL ADAMS CVR
LOONEY TUNES #230
MIDNIGHTER #11
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #19
SHERIFF OF BABYLON #5 (OF 12)
SUPERMAN #51 (SUPER LEAGUE)
SUPERMAN: EMPEROR JOKER TP
SUPERMAN: THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #3 (OF 6)
SURVIVORS CLUB #7
SWAMP THING #4 (OF 6)
UNFOLLOW #6
WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE HC VOL 01

INDEPENDENT COMICS

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2 MAIN CVR
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2 ACTION FIGURE
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2 VILLAIN VAR
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2 (1:25) ZORD
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2 (1:50) VAR

ANGEL AND FAITH: SEASON 10 #25
ARCHIE #7 CVR A,B & C
ARMY OF DARKNESS: FURIOUS ROAD #2 (OF 6)
ASSASSINS CREED #7
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #10
BLACKLIST #8 CVR A & B
BLEEDING COOL MAGAZINE #21
BOBS BURGERS ONGOING #10 CVR A & B
BRUCE LEE: DRAGON RISES #1 CVR A & B
BUNKER #16
CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III #4 (OF 6)
DARK CORRIDOR #7
DARKNESS: HOPE (ONE SHOT)
DEUS EX #2 (OF 5) CVR A,B & C
DISCIPLINE #2
DOCTOR WHO: 10TH- YEAR TWO #8 CVR A & B
DOCTOR WHO: 12TH- YEAR TWO #4 CVR A & B
DREAMING EAGLES #4
EIGHTH SEAL #5 (OF 5)
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #16
EXODUS: LIFE AFTER #5
FIX #1
GFT: GRIMM FAIRY TALES #121 A,B & C CVR
GFT: INFERNO RESURRECTION #2 (OF 5) A,B,C & D CVR
GFT: STEAMPUNK #2 (OF 2) A,B,C & D CVR
GI JOE: REAL AMERICAN HERO #227
GI JOE: REAL AMERICAN HERO #227 ART APPRECIATION
GIANT DAYS #13
GOLD KEY: ALLIANCE #1 (OF 5)
GRANT MORRISONS 18 DAYS #10 MAIN CVR
GRIZZLY SHARK #1
HELLINA #1 (OF 3)
HEROES: GODSEND #2 (OF 5) CVR A & B
INTERCEPTOR #4 CVR A & B
JOHNNY RED #6 (OF 8) CVR A & B
MICKEY MOUSE #11
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2
MIGHTY ZODIAC #1 CVR A & B
MISS FURY VOL 2 #1
MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDS FOREVER #27
NAILBITER TP VOL 04 BLOOD LUST
NARCOPOLIS: CONTINUUM #4 (OF 4)
NINJAK #14 CVR A,B & C (NEW ARC)
NINJAK #14 CVR D CGC REPLICA (NEW ARC)
NIOBE: SHE IS LIFE #1 2ND PTG
PREDATOR: LIFE AND DEATH #2 (OF 4)
PROVIDENCE #8 (OF 12)
REGULAR SHOW #34
REPLICA #5
ROUGH RIDERS #1
SAINTS #7
STAR TREK ONGOING #56
STEVEN UNIVERSE ORIGINAL GN VOL 01
THINK TANK: CREATIVE DESTRUCTION #1 CVR A & B
THREE STOOGES: BOYS ARE BACK #1
THREE STOOGES: BOYS ARE BACK #1 BLANK SKETCH CVR
THREE STOOGES: BOYS ARE BACK #1 PHOTO CVR
THREE STOOGES: BOYS ARE BACK #1 TALKING SUB VAR
UNCLE SCROOGE #13
VAMPIRELLA VOL 3 #2 CVR A & B
WALKING DEAD #153
WICKED & DIVINE #18 CVR A & B
WOODS #21
X-FILES: SEASON 11 #8 CVR A,B & C

MARVEL COMICS

BLACK PANTHER #1
BLACK PANTHER #1 GREENE CONNECTING "A" VAR
BLACK PANTHER #1 (1:10) DISNEY INFINITY GAME VAR
BLACK PANTHER #1 (1:20) STELFREEZE DESIGN VAR
BLACK PANTHER #1 (1:25) FELIPE SMITH 50TH ANNIV VAR
BLACK PANTHER #1 (1:25) SOOK VAR
BLACK PANTHER #1 (1:50) COIPEL VAR

SPIDER-WOMEN: ALPHA #1
SPIDER-WOMEN: ALPHA #1 ACTION FIGURE VARIANT
SPIDER-WOMEN: ALPHA #1 CAMPBELL CONNECTING "A" VAR

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 ACTION FIGURE VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 BB 8 VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 BLANK VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 (1:15) MOVIE VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 (1:25) NOTO DESIGN VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 (1:50) CASSADAY VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 (1:100) NOTO SKTECH VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 (1:200) CASSADAY SKETCH VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 PREMIERE VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION SKETCH VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON PINS
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON BB 8 LITHOS

AMADEUS CHO: GENIUS AT WORK TP
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 WORLDWIDE
BLACK PANTHER #1
BLACK WIDOW #2
CIVIL WAR HC MCNIVEN CVR NEW PTG
CIVIL WAR HC MOVIE CVR NEW PTG
CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #7
CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #7 LIM CVR
DEADPOOL #9
DEADPOOL #9 SECRET COMIC VARIANT
EMPRESS #1 (OF 7)
INFINITY: ENTITY #4 (OF 4) CVR A & B
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8 (Road to Civil War 2)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 01 REBOOT
MARVEL: NEW STORIES/ROAD CIVIL WAR II PREVIEWS
MARVEL UNIVERSE: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE- CIVIL WAR #2
NEW AVENGERS #9 (STANDOFF tie-in)
OLD MAN LOGAN #4
SCARLET WITCH #5
SPIDER-MAN #3
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #9
SPIDER-WOMEN: ALPHA #1
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1
UNCANNY AVENGERS #8 (STANDOFF tie-in)
UNCANNY X-MEN #6 (Apocalypse War tie-in)
VISION #6

VARIANTS

BLACK PANTHER #1 GREENE CONNECTING "A" VAR
BLACK PANTHER #1 (1:10) DISNEY INFINITY GAME VAR
BLACK PANTHER #1 (1:20) STELFREEZE DESIGN VAR
BLACK PANTHER #1 (1:25) FELIPE SMITH 50TH ANNIV VAR
BLACK PANTHER #1 (1:25) SOOK VAR
BLACK PANTHER #1 (1:50) COIPEL VAR
BLACK WIDOW #2 (1:25) WU VAR
EMPRESS #1 BLANK VAR
EMPRESS #1 (1:25) MURPHY VAR
EMPRESS #1 (1:100) MCNIVEN VAR
HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD: APRIL FOOLS SPEC #1 BLANK
HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD: APRIL FOOLS #1 (1:50) B&W
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2 ACTION FIGURE
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2 VILLAIN VAR
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2 (1:25) ZORD
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2 (1:50) VAR
NINJAK #14 CVR E (1:10) VAR
NINJAK #14 CVR F (1:20) VAR
PROVIDENCE #8 (OF 12) ANCIENT TOME VAR
ROUGH RIDERS #1 (1:10) BRIAN STELFREEZE CVR
SPIDER-MAN #3 (1:25) CAMPION VAR
SPIDER-WOMEN: ALPHA #1 CAMPBELL CONNECTING "A" VAR
SPIDER-WOMEN: ALPHA #1 ACTION FIGURE VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 ACTION FIGURE VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 BB 8 VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 BLANK VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 (1:15) MOVIE VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 (1:25) NOTO DESIGN VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 (1:50) CASSADAY VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 (1:100) NOTO SKTECH VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 (1:200) CASSADAY SKETCH VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 PREMIERE VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION SKETCH VAR
UNCANNY X-MEN #6 LASHLEY CONNECTING "B" VAR
UNCANNY X-MEN #6 STORY THUS FAR VAR
UNCANNY X-MEN #6 (1:15) PORTACIO CLASSIC VAR

HARDCOVERS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

AMADEUS CHO: GENIUS AT WORK TP
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 WORLDWIDE
CIVIL WAR HC MCNIVEN CVR NEW PTG
CIVIL WAR HC MOVIE CVR NEW PTG
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 01 REBOOT
NAILBITER TP VOL 04 BLOOD LUST
STEVEN UNIVERSE ORIGINAL GN VOL 01
SUPERMAN: EMPEROR JOKER TP
WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE HC VOL 01

DC SUPERHERO: BEST OF FIGURE MAG #8 GREEN ARROW