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BATMAN vs. DOCTOR WHO DAYS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BATMAN!
BATMAN’s 75th BIRTHDAY Month celebration continues today with a BAT-Load of BATMAN, including SEVEN New BATMAN-75 variant covers, and a bunch of New BATMAN titles including the new BATMAN 66 #13, BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #12, BATMAN ETERNAL (already on #16!), BATMAN AND ROBIN #33 (which picks-up where last week’s ROBIN RISES OMEGA left off — and has a BAT-75 Variant), and FUNNYBOOKS Top Title this week, Scott Snyder’s BATMAN #33 (which also has a BAT-75 Variant). We also have a FREE Batman comic book handout that’s pretty cool, and we can put all of this BAT-stuff in one of our nifty new BATMAN store bags for you. We’ve even received some pretty nifty BATMAN 75th Anniversary paper masks which we will attempt to save for next week when we host our OFFICIAL BATMAN 75th BIRTHDAY PARTY right here at FUNNYBOOKS (either Wednesday or Thursday night — probably at around 7pm). More details will be announced soon, but we can tell you that there will be COSPLAYING, so get your BAT-related costume ready to go!

IS THERE A DOCTOR WHO IN THE HOUSE?
DOCTOR WHO MANIA is building as the new TV season of DOCTOR WHO — which features the 12th incarnation of the space-time traveller and pop-culture icon known only as THE DOCTOR — is set to begin soon, and TODAY we get the first issues of TWO All-New DOCTOR WHO comics (the 10th DOCTOR #1, and THE 11th DOCTOR #1) now published by Titan Comics. In celebration of the new TV Season, and the New WHO comics, FUNNYBOOKS will host a DOCTOR WHO DAY get together right here at FUNNYBOOKS, this Saturday morning (from around 11am-1pm?). Everyone is invited to join us as we discuss DOCTOR WHO, ask DOCTOR WHO trivia, and give away some cool DOCTOR WHO prizes. DOCTOR WHO COSPLAY is welcome! More details will be included in a second E-Mail later this week.

NEW COMICS & STUFF!
BATMAN’S BIRTHDAY! DOCTOR WHO DAY! … It continues to be a busy July here at FUNNYBOOKS, and we haven’t even talked about this week’s BIG 12-HOUR NEW COMIC DAY yet! Once again the FUNNYBOOKS’ shelves are absolutely loaded with all kinds of great Comics & Stuff, just waiting for you to come and get ‘em. It’s just an amazing week if you’re a comic fan and there really is something for everyone today!

THIS WEEK’s TOP TITLES AT FUNNYBOOKS
01) BATMAN #33 (with BAT-75 Variant)
02) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 (Original Sin)
03) BATMAN AND ROBIN #33 (with BAT-75 Variant)
04-tie) BATMAN ETERNAL #16
04-tie) ORIGINAL SIN #5.2
04-tie) SUPERMAN #33 (with BAT-75 variants)
07) LIFE WITH ARCHIE #37 (with Alex Ross Cover)
08-tie) SECRET ORIGINS #4
08-tie) DEADPOOL vs. X-FORCE #2 (of 4)
08-tie) NEW52 FUTURE’S END #12
11) SAGA #21
12-tie) VELVET #6
12-tie) FLASH #33 (with BAT-75 Variant)
12-tie) 100th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL AVENGERS (2 covers)

THE EYES HAVE IT!
Marvel’s ORIGINAL SIN continues to entertain Marvel fans and this week ORIGINAL SIN is in full-effect at FUNNYBOOKS with a slew of new crossovers including AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 (Marvel’s #1 — and FUNNYBOOKS’ #2 — title this week), DAREDEVIL #6, DEADPOOL #32, MIGHTY AVENGERS #12, ORIGINAL SINS #4 (of 5) and ORIGINAL SIN #5.2 (part two of the THOR / ANGELA storyline). It’s also a big WADE WILSON WEEK as the Merc With a Mouth stars in (the previously mentioned) DEADPOOL #32, as well as DEADPOOL vs. X-FORCE #2 (with a Shane Davis cover), DEADPOOL Vol. 5 GN (which includes the WEDDING issue), and the New (weekly) DEADPOOL DRACULA’S GAUNTLET #3. Meanwhile, Marvel’s 100th ANNIVERSARY AVENGERS SPECIAL takes place 100 years after Earth’s Greatest Heroes formed and has a cover that connects with Marvel’s other July 100th ANNIVERSARY specials.

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!
• LIFE WITH ARCHIE #37 takes place one year after last week’s “Death of Archie” (in LIFE WITH ARCHIE #36) and has a bunch of covers including a must-have, first-ever ARCHIE cover by Alex Ross. Also look for “ARCHIE ZOMBIES” today as AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #6 is also New. • WALKING DEAD fans, who are reading the Graphic Novels, should be making their way to FUNNYBOOKS today to snag a copy of the new WALKING DEAD Vol. 21 Graphic Novel, which concludes the TWO-Graphic-novels-long “All Out War” storyline. • Image Comics has been a little under the radar in July until today when we get new issues of SAGA (#21), REVIVAL (#22), TREES (#3) and VELVET (#6). • Today’s TUKI SAVE THE HUMANS #1 is created, written and illustrated by Jeff (BONE) Smith (and looks pretty great). • DC’s SECRET ORIGINS #4 includes the origins of HARLEY QUINN, GREEN ARROW and DAMIAN SON OF BATMAN! • The seven DC titles with BATMAN 75th Anniversary Variants are AQUAMAN, BATMAN, BATMAN AND ROBIN, FLASH, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, SUPERMAN (the second JRJR issue), and WONDER WOMAN. • It’s a pretty big Pop Culture week with the TWO previously mentioned DOCTOR WHO #1 issues, a New issue of BUFFY SEASON 10, the New TRANSFORMERS vs. G.I. JOE #1, and THE STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT Graphic Novel. • All this plus… GROO vs CONAN #1 features the return of FUNNYBOOKS FAVORITE “Wanderer” and is “half-drawn” by Sergio Aragones (with the CONAN parts drawn by Tom Yeates).

DC 3-D RETURNS THIS SEPTEMBER!
Last September, DC Comics added a New Dimension to comic book collecting by offering their fans special “Lenticular Hologram” covers on their 52 DC Villains Month titles. This September, DC will return us to the 3rd- Dimension by offering another 41 Hologram covers as part of their FUTURE’S END storyline. The 41 special issues will each offer a glimpse five years into the future of the DC Universe, and this time the covers will feature the DC HEROES on some amazing 3-D motion covers. Due to the (sure to be) high demand for these print-to-order issues, FUNNYBOOKS is NOW accepting pre-reserves on ANY and ALL of these 41, 3-D issues. We are including discounts based on how many titles you choose to reserve with us, including 20%-OFF when you reserve all 41 issues (a deposit is required). We have a limited number of complete sets to offer, so everything is while supplies last. Please note… These titles will be replacing DC’s regularly scheduled New 52 issues for the month of September. More details are available at FUNNYBOOKS.

That’s All For Now! Hope 2 C U @ FUNNYBOOKS! – Funny Steve

For the complete NEW THIS WEEK LIST (and it’s a BIGGIE) please keep a’scrollin’

On Sale WEDNESDAY July 23rd, 2014

NEW THIS WEEK FROM MARVEL COMICS…
100th Anniversary Special Avengers
All-New Doop #4 (of 5)
All-New Invaders #8
All-New Ultimates #5
Amazing Spider-Man #4 (Original Sin)
Daredevil #6 (Original Sin)
Deadpool #32 (Original Sin)
Deadpool Draculas Gauntlet #3 (of 7)
Deadpool Vol. 5 GN
Deadpool vs. X-Force #2 (of 4)
GOTG By Abnett and Lanning Complete Collection Vol. 1 GN
Marvel Previews
Mighty Avengers #12 (Original Sin)
Original Sin #5.2
Original Sins #4 (of 5)
Storm #1
Thunderbolts Vol. 4 GN
Wolverine and The X-Men #6
Wolverine Origin II HC

NEW THIS WEEK FROM DC COMICS…
All-Star Western #33
Aquaman #33 (with Bat-75 Variant)
Batman #33 (Zero Year – with Bat-75 Variant)
Batman 66 #13
Batman and Robin #33 (with Bat-75 Variant)
Batman Beyond Universe #12
Batman Eternal #16
Catwoman #33
Dead Boy Detectives #7
Flash #33 (with Bat-75 Variant)
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Two #8
Justice League Dark #33 (with Bat-75 Variant)
New52 Futures End #12
Red Lanterns #33
Secret Origins #4
Star Spangled War Stories GI Zombie #1
Superman #33 (with Bat-75 Variant)
Trinity of Sin Pandora #13
Unwritten Vol. 9 GN
Unwritten Vol. 2 Apocalypse #7
Wonder Woman #33 (with Bat-75 Variant)

NEW THIS WEEK FROM IMAGE COMICS…
Howtoons Tools of Mass Construction GN
Revival #22
Saga #21
Savage Dragon #196
Sex Vol. 2 GN
Superannuated Man #2 (of 6)
Supreme Blue Rose #1
Trees #3
Undertow #6
Velvet #6
Walking Dead Vol. 21 TP

ALSO NEW THIS WEEK…
Alter Ego #127
Archer & Armstrong #22
Armor Hunters Bloodshot #1 (of 3)
Axe Cop American Choppers #3
Back Issue #74
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Vol. 1 GN
Conan the Avenger #4
Damsels in Excess #1
Dejah of Mars #3 (of 4)
Dream Thief Escape #2
Elfquest Final Quest #4
George Romero’s Empire of the Dead GN
GFT Helsing #4 (of 4)
Goon Occasion of Revenge #1 (of 4)
Groo vs. Conan #1 (of 4)
Lenore II #10
Loeg III Century Complete Edition HC
Magic the Gathering 2015 Core Set Boosters
Previews
Ragnarok #1
Red Ten Vol. 1 GN
Sakai Project 30 Years Usagi Yojimbo HC
Solar Man of the Atom #4
Tuki Save the Humans #1 (Jeff Smith)
Wild Blue Yonder #5 (of 6)
Winterworld #2
Wraith Directors Cut #1

THIS WEEK’S NEW POP CULTURE TITLES…
Buffy Season 10 #5
Doctor Who 10th Doctor #1
Doctor Who 11th Doctor #1
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #14
He Man and the Masters of the Universe #15
Mass Effect Foundation #13
Star Trek City on the Edge of Forever #2 (of 5)
Star Wars Legacy II #17
Star Wars Lucas Draft HC
Star Wars Lucas Draft GN
TMNT Turtles in Time #2 (of 4)
Tomb Raider #6
Transformers vs. GI Joe #1
Transformers Windblade #4 (of 4)
Twilight Zone #7
X-Files Season 10 #14

AND! EVEN MORE FUN!…
Afterlife With Archie #6
Amazing World of Gumball #2
Bart Simpson #91
Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #225
Bravest Warriors #22
Jughead & Archie Double Digest
Life with Archie #37
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #28
My Little Pony Friends Forever #7
Peanuts Vol. 2 #20
Super Secret Crisis War Johnny Bravo #1
TMNT New Animated Adventures #13

JULY COMICS CONTINUE TO IMPRESS!

JULY IS JUMPING AT FUNNYBOOKS!
July’s barrage of exciting New Comic choices is really keeping things rocking and rolling here at FUNNYBOOKS, and this week the hits just keep on coming, with all kinds of exciting Comics & Stuff to be found in just about every section of our little Red Brick Comic Shop! It’s the second straight July week of superhero dominance (with DC and Marvel sharing the TOP SPOT on the FUNNYBOOKS weekly “New This Week” List), but this week there’s much more of everything else, including many titles from the “smaller” publishers, lots of fun new additions to our ALL-AGES and POP-CULTURE sections, and some cool new merchandise to boot!

THIS WEEK’S TOP TITLES
01-tie) ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1
01-tie) ORIGINAL SIN #6 (of 8)
03) HARLEY QUINN INVADES THE SAN DIEGO COMIC CON
04) TEEN TITANS #1 (with Batman-75 Variant)
05-tie) BATMAN ETERNAL #15
05-tie) NEW 52 FUTURES END #11
05-tie) UNCANNY X-MEN #23 (Original Sin)
08-tie) ORIGINAL SIN #3.2
08-tie) SILVER SURFER #4
10-tie) MS. MARVEL #6
10-tie) DEADPOOL DRACULA’S GAUNTLET #2 (of 7)
12) SAVAGE HULK #2
13-tie) 100th ANNIVERSARY X-MEN SPECIAL
13-tie) AVENGERS’ WORLD #9

BATMAN and ROBIN… AND HARLEY QUINN!
DC fans are in for another sweet week of July New Comics as DC claims FIVE of the TOP SEVEN spots on FUNNYBOOKS’ weekly list thingie. DC’s big titles this week include the much anticipated ROBIN RISES OMEGA, which is nicely illustrated by local favorite Andy Kubert (Kubert also illustrates today’s DAMIAN SON OF BATMAN Hard Cover), and HARLEY QUINN INVADES COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL SAN DIEGO, which features art by Amanda Conner and other fan-favorites, and finds HARLEY trying to pitch her own comic at the San Diego Comic Con (look for the really cool wrap-around Comic Con cover by Amanda). Also from DC, get onboard the newest incarnation of the TEEN TITANS as TEEN TITANS #1 hits the FUNNYBOOKS’ shelves with a regular cover and a BATMAN-75 Variant (cover price on the shelf right next to the standard cover while supplies last). The New TITANS series is illustrated by Kenneth Rocafort (who has a really cool art style). Also look for a “BAT-75″ variant on today’s BATWOMAN #33. And, speaking of BATMAN’s 75th Anniversary, look for two BATMAN 75th ANNIVERSARY commemorative hard covers this week, BATMAN A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS, and JOKER A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS, which each collect key BATMAN and JOKER stories from the past 75 years of the BATMAN!

MARVEL KEEPS EYES ON THE BALL!
Marvel’s BIG summer event, ORIGINAL SIN, rolls on this week as ORIGINAL SIN #6 tops a busy Marvel week which also includes ORIGINAL SIN tie-ins like ORIGINAL SIN #3.2, NOVA #19, and UNCANNY X-MEN #23 (which reveals the last will and testament of PROFESSOR X). Also from “The House of Ideas” this week, check out the 100th ANNIVERSARY X-MEN SPECIAL, which — like the 100th ANNIVERSARY FANTASTIC FOUR and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SPECIALS (both still available on the FUNNYBOOKS’ shelves), takes place 100 years since the titles’ inception. Marvel fans can also look forward to new issues of AVENGERS’ WORLD, SILVER SURFER (a FUNNYBOOKS FAVORITE), MS. MARVEL, SAVAGE HULK (by Alan Davis), THUNDERBOLTS (vs. the PUNISHER pt. 2) and the weekly, DEADPOOL DRACULA’s GAUNTLET.

THIS WEEK IN VARIANTS!
Look for more variant covers this week including the previously mentioned BATMAN-75 variants and the usual variants — teaser and Art Adams “interlocking” variants — that accompany each new issue of Marvel’s ORIGINAL SIN. There’s also a special 1:50 variant cover for today’s ROBIN RISES OMEGA. Because we have only one of these we will be having a silent auction for this special cover. Minimum bid on our ROBIN RISES OMEGA VARIANT is $18, and we will be accepting bids starting today. Bids will be accepted thru the weekend. May the highest bid win! #gocapitalism!

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN ARCHIE DIED?
Well actually, you were reading this E-mail, because today is the day. LIFE WITH ARCHIE #36 tells the tragic “Death of ARCHIE” story which takes place in the ARCHIE “Married Life” alternate Universe (so don’t take it too hard, ARCHIE is still alive in “real life”). Unfortunately, after filling our pre-reserves on this (sure to be high in demand) issue, we don’t really have too many copies left :/ So we will be having a rare FUNNYBOOKS’ lottery today. If you are interested, simply fill out an entry form at the FUNNYBOOKS’ counter and you will be entered into the drawing. We will accept entries today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday), and will pick the winners Thursday night. There’s also a chance our LARGE reorder of LIFE WITH ARCHIE #36 will be filled and we will have more copies by this weekend. Stay tuned. And rest in peace Alternate Universe ARCHIE!

That’s All For Now! Hope to C U @ FUNNYBOOKS for today’s 12-HOUR New Comic Day (or, if not, later in the week for some FLOPPY SECONDS!). – Funny Steve

For the complete NEW THIS WEEK List, please keep a’scrollin’

On Sale WEDNESDAY July 16th, 2014

NEW THIS WEEK FROM MARVEL COMICS…
100th Anniversary Special: X-Men
All-New X-Factor #11
Avengers World #9
Black Widow #4, #5 and #6 (2nd prints)
Black Widow Vol. 1 GN
Captain America 75th Anniversary Poster (by Alex Ross)
Deadpool Dracula’s Gauntlet #2 (of 7)
Elektra #4
Guardians of Galaxy Cosmic Team Up Digest
Guardians Groot Pop- Vinyl Figure
Guardians Starlord Pop- Vinyl Figure
Inhuman #1 (2nd print)
Magneto #7
Ms. Marvel #6
Nova #19 (Original Sin)
Original Sin #3.2
Original Sin #6 (of 8)
Rocket Raccoon #1 Poster (by Skottie Young)
Savage Hulk #2
Savage Wolverine #21
Secret Avengers #5
She-Hulk #6
Silver Surfer #4
Thunderbolts #28
Ultimate FF #4
Uncanny X-Men #23
X-Men #16

NEW THIS WEEK FROM DC COMICS…
Batman a Celebration of 75 Years HC
Batman Eternal #15
Batwoman #33 (with Batman-75 variant)
Damian Son of Batman Deluxe HC
Django Unchained GN
Fables #142
Green Lantern New Guardians #33
Harley Quinn Invades the San Diego Comic Con #1
Infinite Crisis Fight for the Multiverse #1
Joker a Celebration of 75 Years HC
Harley Quinn Glow-in-the-Dark Pop-Vinyl Figure
Superman New 52 Pop-Vinyl Figure
Red Hood and the Outlaws #33
Robin Rises Omega #1
Supergirl #33
Teen Titans #1
Teen Titans #1 (with Batman-75 variant)

NEW THIS WEEK FROM IMAGE COMICS…
Alex + Ada Vol. 1 GN
Aphrodite IX Cyber Force #1
Burn the Orphanage Reign of Terror #3 (of 5)
Cap’n Dinosaur One Shot
Dark Engine #1
Deadly Class Vol. 1 GN
Manifest Destiny #8
Rat Queens #7
Stray Bullets the Killers #5
Umbral #7
Wicked & Divine #2
Wildfire #2

ALSO NEW THIS WEEK…
All-New Soulfire #6
Armor Hunters #2 (of 4) Mask Cover
Atomic Robo Knights of the Golden Circle #3 (of 5)
Auteur #5
Black Market #1 (of 4)
BPRD Hell on Earth #121
Bryan Lee O’Malley Seconds GN
Clive Barker’s Next Testament #11 (of 12)
Crossed Badlands #57
Dicks End of Time #2
Eye of Newt #2
Fairy Quest Vol. 1 GN
Ghost #6
God is Dead #16
Grimm Fairy Tales #100
Harbinger #25
Lady Zorro #1 (of 4)
Last Broadcast #3
Legendary a Steampunk Adventure #5 (of 7)
Princess Ugg #2
Shadow Hero GN
Soulfire Annual #1
Squidder #1
Terra Formars Vol.1
The Devilers #1 (of 7)
The Last Fall #1 (of 5)
The Shadow #0
Translucid #4 (of 6)
Unity #9
Witcher #5 (of 5)
Witchfinder Mysteries of Unland #2

THIS WEEK’S POP CULTURE TITLES…
24 #4
Army of Darkness Hitched #1 (of 4)
Borderlands Fall of Fyrestone #1
BTVS Spike Into the Light HC
Judge Dredd #21
Sons of Anarchy #11
Star Trek Special Flesh & Stone #1
Star Wars Darth Maul Son of Dathomir #3
TMNT Ongoing #36
Walking Dead Magazine #9
WWE Superstars #6
X-Files Year Zero #1 (of 5)

AND! EVEN MORE FUN!…
Adventure Time #30
Doodle Jump #2 (of 6)
Life With Archie #36
Littlest Pet Shop #3 (of 5)
Mega Man #39
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #21
Phineas & Ferb Early Comic Reader #1, #2, #3 & #4
Scribblenauts Unmasked Crisis of Imagination #7
Simpsons Comics #213
Sonic the Hedgehog #262

SUPERHEROES RULE!

MARVEL vs. DC!
It’s a relatively SANE week of July New Comics & Stuff, mostly dominated by Marvel’s and DC’s big Superhero Universes, which are vying for fans on high levels with NEW Titles and BIG storylines. This week has lots of super-goodies to choose from including a couple of promising summer DC #1 issues, NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1 (with a NEW line-up featuring DEATHSTROKE, HARLEY QUINN and JOKER’S DAUGHTER #realz?), and GRAYSON #1 (which begins a NEW life for the first ever ROBIN, and former NIGHTWING). Meanwhile Marvel fans will want to get in on the new SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 (written by Peter David) and ORIGINAL SIN #5.1 — an ORIGINAL SIN “spin-off” miniseries starring THOR and LOKI who journey to the newly-discovered “10th Realm” in search of THOR’s newly revealed sister, ANGELA! And… If you’re really not that into the whole “capes and cowls” thing, there’s always more to choose from including this week’s new WALKING DEAD #129! As MARV says when he’s in the electric chair in SIN CITY… “Lets get to it.”

THIS WEEK’S TOP SIXTEEN TITLES
01) GRAYSON #1 (with BATMAN-75 and BLANK Variants)
02-tie) SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 (with Young “baby” Variant)
02-tie) JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #3 (with BATMAN-75 and CANADA Variants)
02-tie) NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1
05-tie) WALKING DEAD #129
05-tie) ORIGINAL SIN #5.1 (ANGELA!)
05-tie) AVENGERS #32 (Original Sin)
05-tie) 100th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: SPIDER-MAN #1 (2 covers)
09-tie) WOLVERINE #10 (3 Months to Die)
09-tie) NEW 52 FUTURE’S END #10
09-tie) BATMAN ETERNAL #14
09-tie) DETECTIVE COMICS #33 (with BATMAN-75 Variant)
13) ALL-NEW X-MEN #29
14) DEADPOOL: DRACULA’S GAUNTLET #1 (of 7)
15) BATGIRL #33 (with BATMAN-75 Variant)
16) SUPERMAN / WONDER WOMAN #10 (with BATMAN-75 Variant)

BATMAN LOOKING GOOD AT 75!
It’s week TWO of July’s BATMAN 75th Anniversary variant cover promotion, and DC fans should be on the lookout for SIX new BATMAN-75 variants. The BATMAN-75 variants — which all have a BATMAN team-up theme — can be found (for cover price) right on the FUNNYBOOKS’ New Comics’ shelves, next to their standard-covered counterparts (while supplies last). This week’s six BATMAN variants are BATGIRL #33, DETECTIVE COMICS #33, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #33, SUPERMAN / WONDER WOMAN #10, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #3 (also with a CANADA Variant), and this week’s TOP TITLE at FUNNYBOOKS, GRAYSON #1 (also with a BLANK “draw your own” Variant).

SPIDER-MAN 2099 NOW!
Marvel’s TOP TITLE this week is the new SPIDER-MAN 2099, which spins out of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and finds the SPIDER-MAN of the future, Miguel O’Hara, stuck in the year 2014. SPIDER-MAN 2099 was a HUGE book at FUNNYBOOKS back in the day, and we are expecting this new series — written by SPIDER-MAN 2099 creator, Peter David — to be a popular read here once again. Also from Mighty Marvel this week, look for WOLVERINE #10 (part 3 of “Three Months to DIe”), the 100th ANNIVERSARY SPIDER-MAN SPECIAL (which takes place 100 years after the most famous Spider bite ever), and several ORIGINAL SIN tie-ins (AVENGERS #32, FANTASTIC FOUR #7, ALL-NEW INVADERS #7, DEADPOOL #31, ORIGINAL SINS #3, and the previously mentioned ORIGINAL SIN #5.1). All this plus, DEADPOOL meets DRACULA in DEADPOOL DRACULA’s GAUNTLET #1 (of 7).

SUNDAY SHOPPING SAVED… FOR JULY
Last week, we (prematurely) announced NEW SUMMER HOURS, which eliminated Sunday Shopping from the FUNNYBOOKS’ Summer Shopping Schedule. Now, after just ONE week, Sundays at FUNNYBOOKS are back (just like a dead superhero). FUNNYBOOKS will now be open on Sundays from 12noon-4pm for the remainder of July. Besides the return of Sunday’s, we’ve also tweaked a couple of our other hours to offer everyone more varied FUNNYBOOKS shopping options. We are now open early (at 10am) 4 days-a-week, and are now open an hour later (until 9pm) on Friday nights. Our new hours may not be easy to remember, but it seems to us that not everyone pays attention anyway!

NEW JULY HOURS!
Tuesdays: 10am-6pm
Wednesdays: 10am-10pm
Thursdays: 10am-8pm
Fridays: 11am-9pm
Saturdays: 10am-6pm
Sundays: 12noon-4pm

SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE
Rest assured, WEDNESDAYS at FUNNYBOOKS will remain our trademark 12-HOUR NEW COMIC DAY (10am-10pm EVERY WEDNESDAY) – Stop by and JOIN THE FUN!

RETURN TO THE THIRD DIMENSION!
FUNNYBOOKS’ Pre-Reserve for September’s DC FUTURES END 3D-covered issues should be up and running by Saturday (I’ll send another e-mail to let you know) and we will be offering some nice discounts on ANY or ALL of DC’s special 3D issues you choose to reserve with us. Stay tuned!

That’s all for Now. Hope 2 C U @ FUNNYBOOKS! – Funny Steve

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On Sale WEDNESDAY July 9th, 2014

NEW THIS WEEK FROM MARVEL COMICS…
100th Anniversary Special Spider-Man
All-New Invaders #7 (Original Sin)
All-New X-Men #29
Amazing Spider-Man #1.3
Amazing X-Men #9
Avengers #32 (Original Sin)
Avengers Undercover #7
Captain Marvel #5
Daredevil #5
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #3 (of 4)
Deadpool #31 (Original Sin)
Deadpool Draculas Gauntlet #1 (of 7)
Fantastic Four #7 (Original Sin)
Nightcrawler #4
Original Sin #5.1
Original Sins #3 (of 5)
Spider-Man 2099 #1
Superior Foes of Spider-Man #13
United States of Murder Inc. #3
Winter Soldier Bitter March #5 (of 5)
Wolverine #10
X-Force #7
X-Men Battle of the Atom GN

NEW THIS WEEK FROM DC COMICS…
American Vampire Second Cycle #4
Batgirl #33 (with Batman 75 variant)
Batman Bruce Wayne Fugitive GN (new printing)
Batman Eternal #14
Birds of Prey #33
Coffin Hill #9
Constantine #16
Detective Comics #33 (with Batman 75 variant)
FBP Federal Bureau of Physics #12
Grayson #1 (with Batman 75 AND Blank variants)
Green Lantern Corps #33 (with Batman 75 variant)
Infinity Man and the Forever People #2
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Two #7
Justice League of America Vol. 1 GN
Justice League United #3 (with Batman 75 AND Canada variants)
New52 Futures End #10
New Suicide Squad #1
Nightwing Vol. 4 GN
Royals Masters of War #6 (of 6)
Smallville Season 11 Lantern #4 (of 4)
Superboy #33
Superman Wonder Woman #10 (with Batman 75 variant)
Talon Vol. 2 TP
World’s Finest #25

NEW THIS WEEK FROM IMAGE COMICS…
68 Rule of War #4 (of 4)
Death Vigil #1 (of 8)
Ghosted #11
Great Pacific #16
Red City #2
Rise of the Magi #2
Rocket Girl Vol. 1 TP
Shutter #4
Spawn #245
Spread #1
Walking Dead #129

ALSO NEW THIS WEEK…
Abe Sapien #14
Armor Hunters #2 (of 4)
Blood Queen #2
Chastity #1
Doc Savage #7
Eerie Comics #5
Empty Man #2 (of 6)
GFT Giant Size 2014
GFT Realm Knights Age of Darkness
GI Joe a Real American Hero #204
Judge Dredd #20
Life After #1
Lola XOXO #3
Lumberjanes #4
Magnus Robot Fighter #0
Magnus Robot Fighter #5
Maxx Maxximized #9
Rai #3
Star Slammers Remastered #4
Star Trek #35
Star Wars #19
Terminator Enemy of My Enemy #4 (of 6)
Terminator Salvation Final Battle #7 (of 12)
Thomas Alsop #2 (of 8)
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #31
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #6
Unity Vol. 2 TP
UQ Holder Vol. 2 GN
Usagi Yojimbo Color Special Artist One-Shot
Warlord of Mars #0

AND! EVEN MORE FUN!…
Adventure Time Banana Guard Academy #1 (of 6)
Angry Birds Comics #2
Archie #657
Betty & Veronica Comics Annual #224
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #10
Scooby Doo Where Are You? #47
Spongebob Comics #34

SUNNYBOOKS!

JULY BRINGS THE HEAT
July is HERE, and FUNNYBOOKS has made the move to NEW SUMMER HOURS! Most notably, FUNNYBOOKS will be CLOSED ON SUNDAYS for the remainder of the summer! Also, we will be now open an hour later on both Thursdays AND Friday nights (now 11am-9pm), and are now opening earlier (10am) on Tuesdays in part to help accomodate all those MOMS and DADS out there who are out shopping for Summer Camps and Family Vacations. WEDNESDAYS will always be the 12-HOUR NEW COMIC DAY! Our NEW SUMMER HOURS are easy to remember as you can see below!

FUNNYBOOKS NEW SUNNY HOURS:
Wednesdays: 10am-10pm
Thursdays AND Fridays: 10am-8pm
Tuesdays AND Saturdays: 10am-7pm
closed on Sundays AND Mondays

HOLY HEATWAVE BATMAN!
It’s a New Month, and July is off to a HOT start as it’s going to be a whopping 90+ degrees for today’s 12-HOUR New Comic Day! Rest assured, FUNNYBOOKS will be keeping it as cool as we can so you can enjoy your New Comic Book shopping experience. We’ll be open from 10am-10pm for the first of July’s FIVE Wednesdays (this time it’s true!).

THIS WEEK’S TOP SIXTEEN TITLES…
01) ORIGINAL SIN #5 (of 8)
02) ROCKET RACCOON #1 (by Skottie Young! With Blank and Young Variants)
03) LEGENDARY STARLORD #1 (with Young Variant)
04) BATMAN SUPERMAN #12 (with BATMAN75 Variant)
05-tie) SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #7 (Scott Snyder and Jim Lee!)
05-tie) GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’S MOST WANTED #1
05-tie) DEADPOOL vs. X-FORCE #1 (of 4)
05-tie) BATMAN ETERNAL #13 (weekly)
09-tie) ACTION COMICS #33 (DOOMED — with BATMAN75 Variant)
09-tie) EARTH 2 #25 (with BATMAN75 Variant)
09-tie) NEW 52 FUTURES END #9 (weekly)
12) GREEN LATERN #33 (with BATMAN75 Variant)
13-tie) BATMAN 66 MEETS GREEN HORNET #2 (of 6)
13-tie) MOON KNIGHT #5
15-tie) THOR GOD OF THUNDER #24
15-tie) MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #3

BOMBSHELLS AND BATMANS
Gotham’s Dark Knight turns 75 this year and the celebration officially begins this week as DC begins a month of special BATMAN 75th ANNIVERSARY Variant Covers (which feature BATMAN “team-ups” and are illustrated by Fan-Favorite artists ) on many of their core NEW52 titles. Just like DC’s BOMBSHELLS Variants, All BATMAN75 Variants are cover price and can be found right on the FUNNYBOOKS’ New Comic shelves, next to their respective standard editions. This week look for the first three BATMAN75 Variants — ACTION COMICS #33 (by Kevin Nowlan), GREEN LANTERN #33 (by Ethan VanSciver), and EARTH 2 #25 (by Walt Simonson). Meanwhile, the BOMBSHELLS barrage may be over but there are still a few stragglers left including today’s BATMAN SUPERMAN #12 BOMBSHELLS issue (also available in a Jae Lee cover). For even more BAT-Action snag THIS week’s New BATMAN ETERNAL #13 (still a hot weekly read at FUNNYBOOKS) and don’t forget to grab the second issue of Kevin Smith’s BATMAN 66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET (is that Funny Steve on the cover?). Also from DC, Scott Snyder and Jim Lee’s SUPERMAN collaboration returns today as the long awaited SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #7 arrives at FUNNYBOOKS.

EYEBALLS AND RACCOONS
Despite all that DC has going on this week, Marvel is “Large and in Charge” with a HUGE Summer Week of Comics & Stuff (in fact we were very tempted to do a back-to-back SWITCHEROO). Marvel EASILY wins the week as ORIGINAL SIN #5 (of 8) claims the Top Spot on our weekly TOP TITLE List, but all EYES will really be on Marvel’s Three(!) New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY titles, LEGENDARY STAR LORD #1, GUARDIANS MOST WANTED #1 and ROCKET RACOON #1, as anticipation for MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Movie builds and just about everyone is looking to get familiar with this unfamiliar group of cosmic vagabonds. ROCKET RACOON #1 is both written AND illustrated by Fan-Favorite “Baby Variant” artist, Skottie Young and is also available as a “blank” cover, a “Young / Baby” cover, and a “Stan Lee Lego Variant” cover (ask for details – we’re still figuring it out!). Also from Marvel this week, look for DEADPOOL vs. X-FORCE #1, MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #3, and the 100th ANNIVERSARY FANTASTIC FOUR SPECIAL, which has two covers, and takes place in the year 2016!

HEROES OF COSPLAY!
We just wrapped-up our 2-DAY stint at TOYCON NJ (right here at in Parsippany at the P.A.L. Building) where we had a super FUN time promoting FUNNYBOOKS and ACTION FIGURE/ZOMBIE KINGDOM, while also selling a whole bunch of Action FIgures from our infamous GARAGE! The highlight of the weekend came on Saturday when FUNNYBOOKS claimed both 2nd, AND 1st Place in the TOYCON Costume Contest!!! There were some amazing costumes in the contest including our very own Friendly Neighborhood SPIDER-MAN, and an awesome HARLEY QUINN, and thats why we were so surprised and honored to take home the awards. FUNNYBOOKS’ Building Mascot, MINNYBOOKS celebrated FUNNYBOOKS 22nd Birthday (and her 2nd) by taking 2nd place (while also stealing the show with her performance). Meanwhile, the DYNAMIC DUO combination of Funny Steve and FUNNYBOOKS’ Gal, Val took first place with their (our) “SURF’S-UP BATMAN and ROBIN” mash-up. I’ve attached a photo of the award winning moment and you can see more on the FUNNYBOOKS’ FACEBOOK PAGE. You can also check out the well-crafted, TOYCON NJ video coverage put together by Friends of FUNNYBOOKS, LITTLE HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT (along with lots of great comic book and video game reviews — some filmed right here at FUNNYBOOKS) at their fine website, littlehouseonline.com

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
FUNNYBOOKS will be closed on Friday, the 4th of July. We will be open again on Saturday July 5th from 10am-7pm, and then closed on both Sunday and Monday as our New Summer Hours take effect.

That’s all for now! Hope 2 C U @ FUNNYBOOKS! – Funny Steve

For this week’s complete “New This Week” list, please keep a’scrolling

On Sale WEDNESDAY July 2nd, 2014

NEW THIS WEEK FROM MARVEL COMICS…
100th Anniversary Special: Fantastic Four #1
All-New X-Factor #10
Black Widow #8
Captain America #22
Daredevil #0.1
Deadpool vs. X-Force #1 (of 4)
Guardians of the Galaxy Action Figure 2- Pack Assortment
Guardians of the Galaxy Galaxy’s Most Wanted #1
Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Prelude GN
Iron Fist: Living Weapon #4
Legendary Star Lord #1
Magneto #6
Marvel Heroclix Guardians of the Galaxy
Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #3
Miracleman #8
Moon Knight #5
Ms Marvel #3 (2nd print)
New Warriors #7
Original Sin #5 (of 8)
Punisher #8
Rocket Raccoon #1
Rocket Raccoon #1 Blank Variant
Rocket Raccoon #1 Young “Baby” Variant
Spider-Man Infinite Legends Action Figures
Thor God of Thunder #24

NEW THIS WEEK FROM DC COMICS…
Action Comics #33 (with Batman 75 Variant) (Doomed)
Aquaman and the Others #4
Batman 66 Meets Green Hornet #2 (of 6)
Batman Eternal #13
Batman Superman #12 (with Bombshells Variant)
Batwing #33
DC New52 Earth 2 Wonder Woman Action Figure
Earth 2 #25 (with Batman 75 Variant)
Fairest #27
Green Arrow #33
Green Lantern #33 (with Batman 75 Variant)
Green Lantern New Guardians Vol. 3 GN
Harley Quinn #2 (4th print)
Hinterkind #9
Justice League 3000 #8
New52 Futures End #9
Superman Unchained #7
Swamp Thing #33
Trinity of Sin Phantom Stranger #21

ALSO NEW THIS WEEK…
Alter Ego #126
Angel and Faith Season 10 #4
Atomic Robo Knights of the Golden Circle #2 (of 5)
Back Issue #73
Bad Dreams #3 (of 5)
Big Trouble in Little China #2
Black Kiss XXXmas in July Special
Caliban #4
Chaos #3 (of 6)
Clone #18
DKW Ditko Kirby Wood One Shot
Doctor Spektor #2
Draw #28
East of West #13
Extinction Parade War #1
Fearless Dawn Hard Times One Shot
Field #3 (of 4)
Five Ghosts Vol. 2 TP
Hack Slash Son of Samhain #1
Haunted #3 (of 4)
Heavy Metal #269
Jack Kirby Collector #63
Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files War Cry #2 (of 6)
Kinokoinu Mushroom Pup Vol. 1 GN
Lazarus #9
Madame Frankenstein #3 (of 7)
Morning Glories #39
Nailbiter #3
New Vampirella #2
Protectors Inc. #7
Quantum & Woody #12
Rai #2 Mask Cover (replacements)
Satellite Sam #9
Shadow Midnight Moscow #2 (of 6)
Sheltered #10
Sidekick #7
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #4
Southern Bastards #3
Strain Vol. 4 TP
Suicide Risk #15
Tech Jacket #1
Thief of Thieves #22
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Echoes #1 (of 4)
Twilight Zone #6
Uber #15
Weird Love #2
White Suits #4 (of 4)
Woods #3

AND! EVEN MORE FUN!…
Betty & Veronica #271
Dexter’s Laboratory #4 (of 4)
Figment #2 (of 5)
Fox Vol. 1 TP
Garfield #27

ACTION FIGURE WEEKEND

THREE POSTS IN ONE WEEK?
That just goes to show how much is going on at FUNNYBOOKS!

TOYCON NEW JERSEY IS HERE… NOW!
FUNNYBOOKS will be set up at the BIG NEW JERSEY TOY CON right here in town at the Parsippany P.A.L. Building on Saturday (10am-8pm) and Sunday (9am-3pm). The P.A.L. Building is located on Baldwin Rd. just off of Rt. 46 (by Smith Field). We are bringing boxes and boxes of Action Figures from our infamous storage area and will be offering great deals at TOYCON all weekend long. Stop by and say hi! Rumor has it you may also run in to SPIDER-MAN (1pm-3pm-ish), The FUNNYBOOKS’ Mascot, MINIBOOKS, and even BATMAN and ROBIN (I think there’s a costume contest from 2pm-3pm). For more information on the BIG 2-DAY TOY CON EVENT visit TOYCONNJ.COM

BOGO ACTION FIGURE SALE AT FUNNYBOOKS TOO!
To help celebrate TOYCON in town, we are adding a Special 2-DAY DEAL on ACTION FIGURES at FUNNYBOOKS this weekend! ALL Action Figures in the store ($10 and up) are BUY ONE GET ONE HALF-OFF ALL WEEEKEND LONG (Saturday: 10am-7pm and Sunday 12noon-5pm)! Add this amazing deal to our HUGE LADDER SALE on Graphic Novels and Back Issues, and this week’s BEAUTIFUL BOUNTY of New Comics & Stuff, and a trip to FUNNYBOOKS this weekend sounds like a good call!

ACTION ZOMBIE KINGDOM INVADES TOYCON
TOYCON NEW JERSEY seems like a perfect match for Funny “Action” Steve’s ACTION FIGURE KINGDOM comic book series, and with the new ACTION ZOMBIE KINGDOM #1 now on sale it’s even perfecter #notarealword. We will be dedicating one of our 3 FUNNYBOOKS tables (in the AP room, right when you walk in — check the map at the TOYCON Website), to ACTION FIGURE KINGDOM and ACTION ZOMBIE KINGDOM. Action Steve will be on hand to sign copies of his comics for all of the growing legion of AFK fans.

FINAL SUNDAY! LAST CALL FOR LADDERS!
All-New FUNNYBOOKS’ SUMMER Hours are on the way, and this Sunday is the FINAL FUNNYBOOKS’ Shopping Sunday of the Summer. We will be eliminating Sunday shopping hours during July and August, so take advantage of this FINAL SUNDAY, which is also the FINAL DAY of the 2014 LADDER SALE!

That’s All For Now! Hope 2 C U @ FUNNYBOOKS! – Funny “Action” Steve

CONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

READY SET GO FOR NYCC 2014
Anyone interested in going to this October’s HUGE NEW YORK COMIC CON (NYCC) at the Javits Center (October 9-12) should make a plan and be by their computer at NOON today! Last week, NYCC put the 4-DAY, VIP, and Sunday Kids tickets up for sale and there was a very quick sell-out. Today the 3-DAY and single day tickets go on sale at NOON and who knows how long they will last.

3-DAY Tickets are for Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will cost you $65. If you choose to buy individual days, Thursday tickets are $35, Friday and/or Sunday will cost you $45 each, and Saturday will run you $50.

Note: Although we have been working on it, FUNNYBOOKS is not currently one of the Comic Book Shops that will be “selling tickets at a later date.” (and we wouldn’t count on that method of obtaining tickets anyway).

SPEAKING OF CONS!
Don’t forget, FUNNYBOOKS will be set up at this weekend’s TOY CON NEW JERSEY right here in Parsippany at the P.A.L. building (by Smith Field). Visit toyconnj.com for the details.

GET YOUR FLOPPY SECONDS ON!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by FUNNYBOOKS on New Comic Day this week! The 12-Hour Marathon was action-packed and a lot of fun (I really do have the best customers). The New Comic Action will continue today, Thursday (11am-8pm), Tomorrow, Friday (also 11am-8pm) and Saturday (10am-7pm) so stop by for FLOPPY SECONDS, and while you’re here, don’t forget to check out our awesome selection of LADDERS!

5th WEDNESDAY CANCELLED BY CORRECT CALENDAR
Some of you received an E-Mail from FUNNYBOOKS yesterday claiming that June has five Wednesdays in it. I guess that’s what happens when you lose track of what day it is. Rest assured, Next Wednesday is not June 32nd! Sorry for the screw-up (but at least I spelled “Calendar” correctly).

That’s all for Now. Hope 2 C U @ FUNNYBOOKS! (and at NYCC — Get your tickets!!!) – Funny Steve