Friday, April 28, 2017

Comic Book Top 5 TPB Countdown

Greetings Comic Book Fans,

Happy Friday to everyone out there! Northwest Comics & Games Presents the Weekly Top 5 TPB Countdown! We hope you'll check out these awesome titles and keep on reading!

Conan the Slayer Volume 1: Blood in His Wake TPB $19.99 Dark Horse Comics
Alone, on the brink of death, and with nothing but his sword, Conan of Cimmeria finds refuge in a camp of Kozaki raiders. As Conan's wounds heal, he gains acceptance into the clan . . . only to discover that mortal danger is closer than ever. Penned by Cullen Bunn (Harrow County) and with art by Sergio D├ívila (Red Sonja), this volume collects issues #1–#6 of Conan the Slayer!


Street Angel After School Kung Fu Spec HC $19.99 Image Comics
Jesse 'Street Angel' Sanchez takes the Ninja Kid to school! Her fists are the facts and his face is the report card! Don't miss this very special After School Kung Fu, er, uh...Special? Meanwhile, Saturday night's the big dance and Jesse doesn't want to go! Is love in the air? No.

Green Lanterns TPB Vol. 02 Phantom Lantern (rebirth) $19.99 DC Comics
In this second collection of tales starring the mismatched Green Lanterns of Earth, Jessica Cruz at last learns why her partner, Simon Baz, carries a gun in addition to his power ring! And the Guardian's greatest secret, the Phantom Lantern, falls into the hands of an evil presence from Jessica's past, giving him control over all aspects of the emotional spectrum! Collects GREEN LANTERNS #7-14.

Justice League Unwrapped By Jim Lee HC $39.99 DC Comics
Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's JUSTICE LEAGUE gets the unwrapped treatment! In a world where inexperienced superheroes operate under a cloud of suspicion from the public, loner vigilante Batman has stumbled upon a dark evil that threatens to destroy the Earth as we know it. Now, faced with a threat far beyond anything he can handle on his own, the Dark Knight must trust an alien, a scarlet speedster, an accidental teenage hero, a space cop, an Amazon Princess and an undersea monarch. This unwrapped edition collects issues #1-6 and 9-12 of JUSTICE LEAGUE.

X-Files (2016) TPB Vol. 02 Come Back Haunted $17.99 IDW Publishing
For years, FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully toiled in the X-Files Unit, a one-office division of the Bureau dealing with cases deemed unsolvable and related to unexplained phenomena. Eventually, both agents left the FBI and began new lives in peaceful anonymity. However, recent events prompted them to return to the Bureau and the X-Files. In 'Came Back Haunted,' a thwarted attack puts a community of refugees at risk, but when a connection to a recent mall shooting is found, Mulder and Scully must determine the cause of the violent outbreaks, why the government is covering it up, and just what the connection to old secrets they'd believed dead and buried really is. Collects issues #6-9.

Comics, Comics, Comics!

Greetings Comic Book Fans,

Got any plans this weekend? Well, how about checking out these awesome comic book titles you might enjoy! 

Steven Universe #3 $3.99 Boom! Studios
When Steven and Connie fuse into Stevonnie to sneak into a PG-13 film, they run into Kiki and agree to take her to the prom!

Action Comics #978 $2.99 DC Comics
'Superman Reborn Aftermath' part two! Superman's life has been changed, some good is back, but the bad is back as well-with a vengeance! As Superman's allies gather to address the looming threat of Mr. Oz, another Squad seeks revenge against the Man of Steel-and you won't believe who made the team!

Kiss #7 $3.99 Dynamite Entertainment
The residents of Blackwell face the music as they navigate a new and uncertain world. With the Elders no longer in power, a new generation takes charge. But they quickly discover that the universe is a big place as they attempt to find their way back to Earth.

Magdalena #2 $3.99 Image Comics
'HOUSE OF FLIES' Training a Magdalena brings the same agony as being one, as Patience struggles with the limits of her injuries and Maya tries to correct a dangerous mistake.

Weapon X #2 $3.99 Marvel Comics
With Weapon X's killer cyborgs now able to hide in plain sight, Old Man Logan and Sabretooth have formed an uneasy alliance to find the revived Weapon X program and stomp it out before it gets any stronger.

Comic Book Preview - ACTION COMICS #983 & #984


ACTION COMICS #983
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by CLAY MANN
Variant cover by GARY FRANK
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“REVENGE” part one! A beaten and battered Superman can barely hold his own against the revenge squad of his greatest foes—but hope rushes from the horizon as the Superman family arrives!
On sale JULY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

ACTION COMICS #984
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by CLAY MANN
Variant cover by GARY FRANK
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“REVENGE” part two! A battle of titanic proportions rages through Superman’s arctic fortress as General Zod reveals his ultimate plan by accessing the Phantom Zone. Superman’s family’s lives hang in the balance as “Revenge” concludes.
On sale JULY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Comic Book Preview - Moonstruck #1


Moonstruck #1
Story: Grace Ellis
Art: Kate Leth, Shae Beagle
Cover: Shae Beagle
July 19 / 32 pages / FC / E / $3.99

A NEW ONGOING SERIES from Lumberjanes creator GRACE ELLIS and talented newcomer SHAE BEAGLE that tells a story of monsters, romance, and magical hijinks! The first arc also includes an additional short story with artist KATE LETH! Fantasy creatures are living typical, unremarkable lives alongside humans, and barista Julie strives to be the most unremarkable of all. Normal job, normal almost-girlfriend, normal...werewolf transformations that happen when she gets upset? Yikes! But all bets are off when she and her centaur best friend Chet find themselves in the middle of a magical conspiracy. Will Julie and Chet be able to save their friends? Is Julie's dogged determination to be normal a lost cause? Who's going to watch the coffee shop while our heroes are out saving the world?? These questions and more will be answered in MOONSTRUCK, coming July 19 from Image Comics.

Comic Book Preview - SECRET EMPIRE #6 & #7 (of 9)


SECRET EMPIRE #6 (of 9)
NICK SPENCER (W) • LEINIL FRANCIS  YU (A)
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Hydra Hero Variant Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Villain Variant Cover by DAN MORA
Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
• The unworthy, the untrusted, the unstable — this is their day! BEWARE THE SECRET EMPIRE!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SECRET EMPIRE #7 (of 9)
NICK SPENCER (W) • ANDREA SORRENTINO (A)
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
Hydra Hero Variant Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Villain Variant Cover by DAN MORA
Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
• It was foretold by Ulysses, it’s haunted Spider-Man’s nightmares for months, and now the moment has arrived: It’s time for Miles Morales to kill Captain America! Unless Natasha…
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Throwback In Comic Books! - April 2001 Comic Book Sales

April 2001 Comic Book Sales Figures
Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors


Comic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. preorders
1Ultimate X-Men5$2.25Marvel109,670
2Uncanny X-Men393$2.25Marvel105,890
3X-Men113$2.25Marvel103,634
4Ultimate Spider-Man8$2.25Marvel84,500
5Amazing Spider-Man30$2.25Marvel77,314
6JLA53$2.25DC74,294
7Wolverine163$2.25Marvel73,053
8Ultimate Marvel Spider-Man& Hulk3$2.25Marvel72,098
9Green Arrow3$2.50DC69,694
10Avengers41$2.25Marvel67,719
11Daredevil16 (Res)$2.99Marvel64,209
12Daredevil17 (Res)$2.99Marvel64,026
13Daredevil Yellow2$3.50Marvel60,819
14Spawn109$2.50Image57,513
15Tangled Web The Thousand1$2.99Marvel53,234
16Fantastic Four42$2.25Marvel53,060
17Peter Parker Spider-Man30$2.25Marvel51,611
18Universe X9$3.50Marvel46,967
19X-Men Unlimited31$2.99Marvel46,863
20Batman590$2.25DC43,396
21JSA23$2.50DC42,558
22Thor36$2.25Marvel42,432
23Superman169$2.25DC41,929
24Beasts$3.99Marvel41,690
25Detective Comics757$2.50DC41,595
26Midnight Nation7$2.50Image40,853
27Tomb Raider13$2.50Image40,744
28Fathom Killian2$2.95Image40,132
29JLA Black Baptism2$2.50DC40,098
30Captain America42$2.25Marvel39,803
31Batgirl15$2.50DC39,529
32Iron Man41$2.25Marvel39,508
33X-Force115$2.25Marvel39,377
34X-Men Forever6$3.50Marvel39,121
35Mutant X32$2.99Marvel38,566
36Dollz1$2.95Image38,336
37Nightwing56$2.25DC38,279
38Action Comics778$2.25DC37,859
39Thunderbolts51$2.25Marvel37,629
40Adventures Of Superman591$2.25DC36,991
41Superman The Man Of Steel113$2.25DC36,500
42Cable92$2.25Marvel36,492
43Incredible Hulk27$2.25Marvel36,396
44Green Lantern137$2.25DC36,088
45Batman Gotham Knights16$2.50DC35,073
46Batman Legends Of The Dark Knight142$2.25DC34,582
47Defenders4$2.25Marvel34,469
48Witchblade47$2.50Image33,788
49Harley Quinn7$2.25DC32,256
50Marvel Knights12$2.99Marvel32,247

Thrownback In Comic Books! - April 2000 Comic Book Sales

April 2000 Comic Book Sales Figures
Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors


Comic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. preorders
1Fathom12$2.50Image124,505
2Uncanny X-Men381$2.25Marvel119,319
3X-Men101$2.25Marvel111,182
4Wolverine151$2.25Marvel83,577
5Avengers29$2.25Marvel75,010
6JLA42$1.99DC73,654
7Spawn97$1.95Image70,103
8Punisher3$3.99Marvel68,964
9Daredevil13 (Res)$2.99Marvel66,490
10Daredevil12 (Res)$2.99Marvel65,766
11Earth X X$3.99Marvel63,702
12Fantastic Four30$2.25Marvel58,212
13Tomb Raider5$2.50Image56,396
14Magneto Dark Seduction1$2.99Marvel54,903
15X-Men Unlimited27$2.99Marvel54,058
16Amazing Spider-Man18$2.25Marvel53,218
17Thor24$2.25Marvel51,908
18Peter Parker Spider-Man18$2.25Marvel50,688
19Batman578$1.99DC50,597
20Batman Dark Victory7$2.95DC49,656
21Aria Angela Heavenly Creatures2$2.95Image49,585
22Iron Man29$2.25Marvel49,322
23Batgirl3$2.50DC49,231
24Detective Comics745$2.50DC48,664
25Captain America30$2.25Marvel48,118
26Rising Stars7$2.50Image47,698
27X-Force103$2.25Marvel47,577
28Cable80$2.25Marvel47,465
29Mutant X20$2.25Marvel45,806
30Generation X64$2.25Marvel44,789
31League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen5 (Res)$2.95DC44,040
32X Men Children of the Atom3 (Res)$2.99Marvel42,896
33Batman Gotham Knights4$2.50DC42,638
34JSA11$2.50DC42,370
35Magdalena2$2.50Image42,036
36Superman157$1.99DC41,869
37Nightwing44$1.99DC41,156
38X-Man64$2.25Marvel40,933
39Batman Legends of the Dark Knight130$1.99DC40,184
40Action Comics766$1.99DC40,053

Throwback In Comic Books! - April 1999 Comic Book Sales

April 1999 Comic Book Sales Figures
Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors


Comic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. preorders
1Uncanny X-Men369$1.99Marvel129,900
2X-Men89$1.99Marvel128,685
3Battle Chasers6 (Res)$2.50DC123,429
4Spawn85$1.95Image97,238
5Avengers17$1.99Marvel89,105
6Wolverine139$1.99Marvel88,477
7JLA30$1.99DC87,952
8Earth X3$2.99Marvel86,233
9Daredevil8$2.50Marvel86,046
10Spawn The Dark Ages2$2.50Image81,980
11Wolverine Punisher Revelation1$2.99Marvel75,129
12Amazing Spider-Man6$1.99Marvel74,475
13Darkness Batman$5.95Image73,784
14Magneto Rex2$2.50Marvel72,247
15Fantastic Four18$1.99Marvel71,546
16Peter Parker Spider-Man6$1.99Marvel69,001
17Thor12$2.99Marvel68,799
18Captain America18$2.99Marvel67,947
19Black Widow1$2.99Marvel67,791
20Avengers Forever7$2.99Marvel64,805
21Iron Man17$1.99Marvel63,989
22Gambit5$1.99Marvel59,689
23Mutant X9$1.99Marvel59,663
24Witchblade31$2.50Image57,684
25Tom Strong1$3.50DC57,549

Throwback In Comic Books! - April 1998 Comic Book Sales

April 1998 Comic Book Sales Figures
Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors


Comic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. preorders
1Uncanny X-Men356$1.99Marvel149,541
2X-Men76$1.99Marvel142,597
3Spawn73$1.95Image130,809
4Wolverine125$2.99Marvel122,933
5Avengers5$1.99Marvel116,641
6Superman Forever Collectors Ed$5.95DC113,791
7Fantastic Four6$1.99Marvel108,066
8JLA19$1.95DC104,212
9Captain America6$1.99Marvel95,929
10Iron Man5$1.99Marvel95,685
11Witchblade22$2.50Image90,351
12Danger Girl2$2.50Image82,251
13Battle Chasers1$2.50Image78,479
14Curse Of Spawn20$1.95Image75,797
15Generation X39$1.99Marvel73,192
16X-Men Unlimited19$2.99Marvel72,817
17JLA Year One6$1.95DC72,536
18Amazing Spider-Man435$1.99Marvel70,009
19X-Force78$1.99Marvel69,218
20X-Factor146$1.99Marvel68,144
21Incredible Hulk465$1.99Marvel66,535
22X-Man39$1.99Marvel66,118
23Peter Parker Spider-Man92$1.99Marvel64,837
24Marvel Annual 98 Starring X-Men& Dr Doom$2.99Marvel63,852
25Cable55$1.99Marvel63,045