NEWSLETTER – May 4th

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is ALMOST HERE!

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SAVE THE DATE!

This Saturday, May 7th, is the 15th annual FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

You DON'T want to miss it!
We'll have OVER 50 FREE comics available on that day; With two stores open, both the main and the "party" store, we've got a BUNCH of stuff planned out for the whole day. We'll open both stores early, at 10am, and will go ALL DAY LONG with sales, deals, artists guests, AND SO MUCH MORE! And, before we close out the night, join us for our costume contest, around 7pm, and then our Comic Book & Pop Culture Auction at 8pm!

It's NOT a day to miss out on!

I mean, who doesn't want FREE comics!?

We usually do three FREE comics, per person, every year for the event. This year, with SO MUCH variety in our selection of free comics, we're trying to help people get MORE out of their FCBD experience!

Come in any day between now (Sunday, May 1st) and FCBD on Saturday, May 7th, and get in on some major SALES and DEALS that'll help you rack up the number of FREE comics you receive on Saturday.
These deals will earn you up to 12, at the minimum, free comics, for the most part.

As per our 14 Days of Free Comic Book Day two-week sale event, come in any time this week and get in on the daily, unique deals that'll earn you MORE free comics. These range from comics to trade paperback and hardback books, merch, and so much more in the store!
Go to our article, HERE, detailing everything you need to know about our 14 Days of Free Comic Book Day!

We've also got general deals, as well. You can get in on these any day this week; If you pick up any Marvel: Season One original graphic novels, you can earn up to 12 free comics per graphic novel you buy. If you buy any of the Marvel Essential trade paperbacks that are available, it's the same deal.

You can double-up on deals, or diversify your deals, and rack up the number of comics you get on Free Comic Book Day either way!

Hope to see you all this Saturday for FCBD!

Now, for all of the new releases...!

 

The New 52 Titles Reach Their FINAL DAYS

As We Roll Closer to REBIRTH!

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May is a HUGE month for DC Comics and their fans.

Not only is it the release of the #52 issues of DC Comics' original slate of titles from the start of The New 52 back in 2011, but it's also the month that will kick-start DC's next publishing initiative, REBIRTH!

This week begins that transition as a few of DC's "OG" New 52 titles reach their end.

This week, finish off an era with...

 

 

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DETECTIVE COMICS #52

 

 

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GREEN ARROW #52

 

 

And follow the final days of Superman, this week, with the fifth part of the major eight-issue event in the Superman comics, BATMAN/SUPERMAN #32!

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Superman is dying, and it's up to him to find people of his same power set to ensure the entire world is safe once he finally meets his end. Teamed with his loyal friend, Batman, his lover Wonder Woman, and many of his greatest allies and supporting characters, Superman is on a dire mission to make sure the world will always be saved in his absence.

This arc began in the pages of SUPERMAN #51. It continued through BATMAN/SUPERMAN #31, ACTION COMICS #51, and SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #28. The story will play a major role in the larger Superman mythos, going forward, as the Man of Steel's world is going to rapidly and drastically change.

Between this, and SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK, it's a great time to be reading some Superman comics to get ready for REBIRTH!

 

 

You've Waited Patiently, and It's FINALLY Here!

THE PUNISHER is BACK!

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FRANK CASTLE LOSES CONTROL!
A by-the-numbers drug bust is about to take Frank Castle by surprise...and he HATES surprises. The horrible fallout threatens to send The Punisher into the heart of darkness, but Castle won't make that journey alone: A DEA agent is on his trail and attempting to get into his head...but what horrors will she find there, and will she survive the experience? First-time Punisher writer Becky Cloonan and quintessential Punisher artist Steve Dillon are forcing Frank Castle out of his comfort zone and taking him to the edge of the world he thought he knew!
Parental Advisory

 

 

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"Action Figure" Variant Cover

 

 

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"Baby" Variant Cover

 

 

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"Hip Hop" Variant Cover

 

 

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"Age of Apocalypse" Variant Cover

 

 

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(1:25) Variant Cover

 

 

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(1:50) Black Panther 50th Anniversary Variant

 

 

And if that's NOT enough Punisher for you guys, and for those of you who love it when Daredevil steps in, Marvel's got just the thing for YOU!

This week is also the start of Marvel's new four-issue mini-series, DAREDEVIL/PUNISHER!

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A simple change of venues for one of Matt Murdock's cases becomes more complicated when THE PUNISHER attempts to send the defendant away...permanently! If DAREDEVIL and BLINDSPOT want to get this mobster his day in court, it will take every ounce of wit and wile they have. All Frank needs to get what he wants is a bullet. The race is on!

 

Spinning Out From The Pages of

AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL,

The THUNDERBOLTS Are BACK!

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After the massive super-villain break-out riot in Marvel's spring event AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL, the infamous supervillain-turned-superhero team the THUNDERBOLTS are back in action with Bucky himself, THE WINTER SOLDIER at the helm! Can this team work together without killing one another? And what of the Cosmic Cube-turned-little girl Kobik? What will become of her?
All of your questions will find answers within the pages of Marvel's newest rendition of everyone's favorite off-the-wall team!

 

The Second Half of SPIDER-WOMEN Starts THIS WEEK in

SPIDER-GWEN!

Spider-Woman and Silk have managed to make it back home, but now Gwen must still locate her inter-dimensional teleporter, stolen by her Earth's doppelganger version of Jess, so she can get back to Earth-65.

The second half to the highly-exciting Spider-Event of the spring, SPIDER-WOMEN starts HERE with SPIDER-GWEN #8!

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The Spider-Women return to the Marvel Universe!

Silk's homecoming is cut short, though, when they learn that CINDY MOON of EARTH-65 has paid the MU a visit, too, and she's caused a few problems for ALL of the Spider-Women. Gwen's universe has now made itself known-- and it can't go well for her.

 

Jump Into Some Of Marvel's HOTTEST Titles

With The Start of BRAND-NEW ARCS!

 

 

ALL NEW INHUMANS #7

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(W) James Asmus (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) Jamal Campbell

AN ALL-NEW ADVENTURE STARTS NOW!
•  The Unpredicable Anna Kravinoff (a.k.a., one of the Kraven family) joins the cast and leads Crystal and her crew to the wilds of Africa in search of a hidden Inhuman enclave that holds answers to Flint's past.
•  Who are these isolationist Inhumans and why was Flint sent away at such a young age?!
•  Those answers will cause the All-New Inhumans all kinds of problems.

 

 

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(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Angel Unzueta

STANDOFF Epilogue!
•  With Steve Rogers back as Cap, Sam struggles to find his place. Can the country handle two Captain Americas?

 

 

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NEW AVENGERS #11

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(W) Al Ewing (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Declan Shalvey

A.I.M. vs S.H.I.E.L.D. Starts NOW!
•  They've lost the Island, the money, the toys, the charismatic leader, the champagne-dispensing robot and half the membership.
•  Where do the New Avengers go from here? Can you say... TIPPY-TOE'S KOOKIE QUARTET?
•  Guest-starring - The Scarlet Witch! The Plunderer! And the last chance to catch your breath before CIVIL WAR II!

 

 

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12

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(W) Dan Slott (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Alex Ross

• POWER PLAY begins here!
•  The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Spider-Man and the rest of the All-New All-Different Avengers come together for this huge story!
•  The most dangerous foe from SECRET WARS, REGENT makes his true intentions known - and it will take the greatest heroes of the Marvel Universe to stop him.

 

 

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HOWARD THE DUCK #7

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(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Kevin Maguire (CA) Joe Quinones, Kevin Maguire

• When a case takes Howard and Tara to the SAVAGE LAND, they need all the help they can get! But instead, they make do with SPIDER-MAN, SHE-HULK, DAREDEVIL and STEVE ROGERS!
•  Join Chip and special guest artist KEVIN MAGUIRE (!!!!) for an issue we like to call "Howard the Duck Volume Six, Issue Seven!"

 

 

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The Spanish DEADPOOL Gets an English Translation in

MASSACRE #1!

Did you get DEADPOOL #3.1, but didn't speak a lick of Spanish? Well, now you'll be able to follow along with the story as Marvel Comics has finally decided that, you know... Maybe we should allow our readers to be able to enjoy the story, too, instead of forcing them to use Google translate...

WELL, HERE YOU GO, BOYS AND GIRLS!

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Months ago, we were proud to bring you DEADPOOL TRES PUNTO UNO - a tale told all in Spanish, revealing MASACRE, the Deadpool of Mexico! Due to popular demand (because apparently you were too lazy to translate it for yourself) Marvel has taken to an unspecified Internet translation site and is re-presenting the comic in POORLY TRANSLATED ENGLISH! Just in time for the "Fifth of May!"

 

 

The VALIANT UNIVERSE'S Future is in Peril

Within Their Next Major Event,

4001 A.D.!

We always support the BEST in indie comics, and that definitely goes for Valiant! We believe in 4001 A.D., and we definitely think you should get in on this event. Valiant has some of the best characters, and have a library of some of the best stories ever told in modern superhero comics. Because we want everyone getting in on some good indies, we're offering 4001 A.D. #1, for the FIRST WEEK ONLY, for JUST $1.99!

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In the tradition of BOOK OF DEATH, ARMOR HUNTERS, and HARBINGER WARS, Valiant's most ambitious crossover event yet starts here!

At the dawn of the 41st century, the future of Earth will be decided in the stars. This May...the rebellion begins in 4001 A.D.!

One hundred years from today, Father - the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan - will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space, where its people will thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society - one built on peace, prosperity... and Father's control.

A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan's justice well...and serve Father without question. Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind...and discover the sinister
secret at the heart of Father's existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die...and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father's kingdom...

Exiled from the only realm he's ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself... on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet...and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

 

Get in With The Wrong Crowd With WEAVERS!

Last, but NOT least, we have the newest supernatural/crime thriller, WEAVERS from superstar writer Simon Spurrier. We're HUGE fans of him, here, at Soundwave Comics. We really think this book is going to turn out to be something incredibly special, and you're gonna definitely want to add a copy, or even copies to your collection, at home.

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What's to Love: From The Godfather to The Sopranos, organized crime stories have always fascinated us. Weavers is a macabre story with a twist on the familiar drama of dons, capos, and made men, mixing in supernatural elements that only writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Cry Havoc) can think up.  It's perfect for fans of Day Men or Scalped!

What It Is: Sid, a young man with nothing going for himself, becomes an unlikely new addition to The Weavers, a brutal, East Coast crime family whose members are bound to loyalty thanks to the supernatural spider inside each one of them, granting them powerful-and often grotesque-abilities. Once he realizes what he's capable of, Sid sets out to pursue his own secret agenda, counter to the group's objectives. But he doesn't have much time-the longer the spider is inside him, the more loyal he becomes to The Weavers...

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With so many comic properties being licenced to be adapted into hit blockbuster movies and popular TV shows, we see a lot of potential in this title.
So, our second indie deal, this week, is for Weavers #1, both A and B covers. Buy either cover, this week, and you'll get your regular 10% discount, but buy BOTH, and we'll double-down and we'll DOUBLE your discount, 20% for both covers!

Don't say we didn't warn ya!

DC COMICS

BATMAN BEYOND #12
BATMAN SUPERMAN #32 (FINAL DAYS)
BLOODLINES #2 (OF 6) FORSAKEN
DETECTIVE COMICS #52
DETECTIVE COMICS #52 TRIBUTE CVR
FLASH #51
FLASH #51 ROMITA COVER
GREEN ARROW #52
GREEN ARROW #52 TRIBUTE CVR
GREEN LANTERN #52
GREEN LANTERN #52 TRIBUTE CVR
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US- YEAR FIVE #9
LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #5 (OF 9)
MIDNIGHTER #12
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #20
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #16
SHERIFF OF BABYLON #6 (OF 12)
SUPERMAN: LOIS AND CLARK #7
SUPERMAN: COMING OF SUPERMEN #4 (OF 6)
SURVIVORS CLUB #8
UNFOLLOW #7

INDEPENDENT COMICS

4001 A.D. #1 (OF 4) CVR A CRAIN
4001 A.D. #1 (OF 4) CVR B LOTAY
4001 A.D. #1 (OF 4) CVR C BODENHEIM
4001 A.D. #1 (OF 4) CVR D CGC REPLICA HENRY
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4001 A.D. #1 (OF 4) CVR G (1:20) INTERLOCKING VAR
4001 A.D. #1 (OF 4) CVR H (1:50) INTERLOCKING VAR
4001 A.D. #1 (OF 4) CVR I (1:100) B&W INTERLOCKING

WEAVERS #1 MAIN CVR A
WEAVERS #1 SELFIE CVR B
WEAVERS #1 (1:20) VARIANT
WEAVERS #1 (1:35) VARIANT

3 FLOYDS: ALPHA KING #1 (OF 5)
4001 A.D. #1 (OF 4) CVR A - I
AFTERSHOCK: GENESIS #1
ARMY OF DARKNESS: FURIOUS ROAD #3 (OF 6)
BLACK HOOD #10 CVR A & B
BOBS BURGERS ONGOING #11 CVR A & B
BRUCE LEE: DRAGON RISES #2 CVR A & B
BUNKER #17
CINEMA PURGATORIO #1
CROSSED: BADLANDS #96
DESCENDER TP VOL 02
DEUS EX #3 (OF 5) CVR A - C
DEVOLUTION #4 (OF 5)
DISCIPLINE #3
DOCTOR WHO: 10TH- YEAR TWO #9 CVR A & B
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (2016) #1
ELEPHANTMEN #70
GFT: GRIMM TALES OF TERROR VOL 2 #7 A - C CVR
GFT: WONDERLAND #47 A - C CVR
GHOSTBUSTERS INTERNATIONAL #4 (OF 4) CVR A & B
GI JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #228 CVR A & B
GIANT DAYS #14
GOLD KEY: ALLIANCE #2 (OF 5)
GRANT MORRISONS 18 DAYS #11
HELLBOY IN HELL #9
HELLINA #2 (OF 3)
HIP HOP FAMILY TREE #9
INSUFFERABLE: ON THE ROAD #4
INVADER ZIM #9 CVR A & B
KINGS QUEST #1 (OF 5)
KLAUS #5
LADY MECHANIKA: LOST BOYS OF WEST ABBEY #1 (OF 2)
LADY MECHANIKA TP 01 MYSTERY OF MECHANICAL CORPSE
MARS ATTACKS: OCCUPATION #2 (OF 5) CVR A & B
MISS FURY VOL 2 #2
MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDS FOREVER #28
NAILBITER #21
PHANTOM #6 (OF 6)
PREDATOR: LIFE AND DEATH #3 (OF 4)
RAT QUEENS #16
REGULAR SHOW #35
RENATO JONES: ONE PERCENT #1
REVIVAL #39
ROUGH RIDERS #2
SAINTS #8 (OF 10)
SMOSH #1 (OF 6) CVR A - C
SONS OF THE DEVIL #7
SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #1 (OF 8) CVR A & B
STAR TREK: MANIFEST DESTINY #2 (OF 4)
STAR TREK: NEW VISIONS- OF WOMAN BORN
STEVEN UNIVERSE & CRYSTAL GEMS #2
STRANGE FRUIT #3
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #1 "SCENTED" COVER
STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES #14
STREET FIGHTER X GI JOE #3 (OF 6)
TMNT ONGOING #57
TMNT ONGOING #57 ART APPRECIATION CVR
TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 14 ORDER FROM CHAOS
UNCLE SCROOGE #14
VAMPBLADE #4
VAMPIRELLA VOL 3 #3
VIKINGS #1 CVR A
VIKINGS #1 CVR B PHOTO- RAGNAR
VIKINGS #1 CVR C PHOTO- LAGERTHA
VIKINGS #1 CVR D BLANK SKETCH
VIOLENT #4
WALKING DEAD #154
WALKING DEAD ADULT COLORING BOOK
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #731
WAR STORIES #18
WE STAND ON GUARD DLX HC
WEAVERS #1 MAIN CVR A
WEAVERS #1 SELFIE CVR B
WICKED & DIVINE #19 CVR A & B
WILL EISNER SPIRIT #10
WOLF #7
WOODS #22

MARVEL COMICS

PUNISHER #1
PUNISHER #1 ACTION FIGURE VAR
PUNISHER #1 AGE of APOCALYPSE VAR
PUNISHER #1 BABY VARIANT
PUNISHER #1 HIP HOP VARIANT
PUNISHER #1 (1:25) MALEEV VAR
PUNISHER #1 (1:25) BLACK PANTHER 50TH ANNIV VAR
PUNISHER #1 (1:75) CAPT AMERICA 75TH ANNIV VAR

A-FORCE #5
ALL NEW INHUMANS #7
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & SILK: SPIDERFLY EFFECT #3
BLACK WIDOW #3
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #9
CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #8
DAREDEVIL PUNISHER #1 (OF 4)
DEADPOOL: MASACRE #1
EMPRESS #2 (OF 7)
GWENPOOL #0
HOWARD THE DUCK #7
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #9
KARNAK #3
MARVEL U: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE- CIVIL WAR #3
MOON KNIGHT #2
NEW AVENGERS #11
NOVA #7
PUNISHER #1
ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #5
SCARLET #8
SCARLET WITCH #6
SPIDER-GWEN #8 (SPIDER-WOMEN)
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #10
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #2
THUNDERBOLTS #1
TRUE BELIEVERS: DROIDS #1
TRUE BELIEVERS: SHATTERED EMPIRE #1
TRUE BELIEVERS: STAR WARS CLASSIC #1
TRUE BELIEVERS: STAR WARS COVERS #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #7 (APOCALYPSE WARS)
X-MEN 92 #3

VARIANTS

4001 A.D. #1 CVR E BLANK CVR
4001 A.D. #1 CVR F (1:10) CHARACTER DESIGN VAR
4001 A.D. #1 CVR G (1:20) INTERLOCKING VAR
4001 A.D. #1 CVR H (1:50) INTERLOCKING VAR
4001 A.D. #1 CVR I (1:100) B&W INTERLOCKING
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 AGE of APOCALYPSE VAR
BLACK WIDOW #3 AGE of APOCALYPSE VAR
BLACK WIDOW #3 (1:25) J JONES VAR
CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #8 CVR B
EMPRESS #2 (1:25) YU VAR
GWENPOOL #0 (1:25) BACHALO VAR
MARS ATTACKS: OCCUPATION #2 (1:10) VAR
MOON KNIGHT #2 (1:25) TEDESCO VAR
PUNISHER #1 ACTION FIGURE VAR
PUNISHER #1 AGE of APOCALYPSE VAR
PUNISHER #1 BABY VARIANT
PUNISHER #1 HIP HOP VARIANT
PUNISHER #1 (1:25) MALEEV VAR
PUNISHER #1 (1:25) BLACK PANTHER 50TH ANNIV VAR
PUNISHER #1 (1:75) CAPT AMERICA 75TH ANNIV VAR
SPIDER-GWEN #8 (1:20) RODRIGUEZ VAR
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #2 (1:25) SHALVEY VAR
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #1 (1:10) VAR
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #1 "SCENTED" COVER
STREET FIGHTER X GI JOE #3 (1:10) VAR
THUNDERBOLTS #1 (1:25) BAGLEY VAR
VIKINGS #1 CVR D BLANK SKETCH
WEAVERS #1 (1:20) VARIANT
WEAVERS #1 (1:35) VARIANT
X-MEN 92 #2 (1:25) CHIN VAR
X-MEN 92 #3 (1:25) CAMPION VAR

HARDCOVERS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

DESCENDER TP VOL 02
LADY MECHANIKA TP 01 MYSTERY OF MECHANICAL CORPSE
TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 14 ORDER FROM CHAOS
WE STAND ON GUARD DLX HC