Acme E-Mail Update for 9.17.14 - ACEs High!

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We want to thank and congratulate everyone that came out to celebrate with us during Jermaine’s birthday sale this past Saturday!

When we said we were rolling out the good stuff, we meant it! A lot of extremely rare books that we will likely never see cross our threshold again, even in the next 31 years of business, found wonderful new homes at extremely reasonable prices!

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This Week’s Comics - Wednesday, September 17th

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Acmecast #208 - Don’t Hate the Players…

Jermaine, Stephen and Jody are joined by Gregg Schigiel, creator of Pix: One Weirdest Weekend, to pull back the curtain on self-publishing your own graphic novel, not just the writing and drawing of the thing, but coloring, lettering, leveling and printing of the final product, before jumping into two weeks worth of Comics at the Table!

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Acme First Look #358 for 9.17.14

Announcing for the first time ever a new signing event for the Acme calendar! On Saturday, October 18th we’ll be hosting writer Brockton McKinney and artist Bridgit Connell to shine a spotlight on their contribution to Killer Queen, an anthology of stories based on the songs of the rock legends from Red Stylo!

We’re nailing down the exact times now, but we’ll have copies of Killer Queen in stock for $29.95 (plus applicable subscriber discounts)! It was a great time when Brock came out to Action Lab Day, and we’re psyched to get to know Bridgit as well!

Resolution WEEK 38 Accountability: Up to 24, and I can feel myself backsliding a little bit as I’ve caught up on Uncanny Avengers and Thor, but my the early year rules I’ve got four final issues, which leaves me at an official 20 and within stipulations!

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Acme E-Mail Update for 9.10.14 - One Weirdest Weekend!

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Tons and tons of comic and comic-based entertainment related news awaits!

But first, don’t forget that Acme Comics is recognizing the birthday of Lord Retail this Saturday, September 13th! To give something back to local customers who have kept Acme strong over the years, we’re making the stock that is usually reserved for conventions on the road available to all of you who can read this now! These are the kind of great stories and key issues good ol’ L.R. would have flipped over during his time as a customer, now in one place for you guys!

And over at Acme Comics Presents, there will be truly outstanding rare books from the Golden and Silver age graded and priced at attainable levels, so be prepared for anything! Every collection should have at least one vintage book and this Saturday is your chance! If you follow LordJermaineRetail on Instagram, you’ve had a sneak preview of what items to expect for several months now. Are you ready to make your move?

And after you’ve seen what we have, check out Winston-Salem Comic Con over at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds!

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This Week’s Comics - Wednesday, September 10th

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Acme First Look #357 for 9.10.14
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Got back from Baltimore Comic Con late late late last night, thus the delay after three days of go go go! Stay tuned to this very blog this upcoming Thursday for the breakdown on all the food and fun that went down in the Charm City.

In addition to the show itself, BCC was also the debut of Gregg Schigiel’s full-length original graphic novel Pix: One Weirdest Weekend! I picked up the black & white ashcan editions of the first two issues or chapters when I first met Gregg at Baltimore 2008, so it’s been a long road to the completed book, but it looks AWESOME and was well worth the wait! Great book design, great story, great message, and such an entrepreneurial step for one of the most conscientious guys in the business! I brought 10 copies back with me, for sale at Acme Comics Presents this coming Wednesday, with many more cases of books and visits from Gregg to come!

Also, Chris Giarrusso was up for a 2014 Harvey Award for G-Man vol. 3 Coming Home, which was released during the week of Free Comic Book Day 2013! While the final award went to Adventure Time, it’s a great and deserved recognition to be nominated at all, and even more-so along side other all-ages greats like Paul Pope’s Battling Boy!

Resolution WEEK 37 Accountability: Right at 20! I feel like for the first time all year, I’ve actually been using the whole experiment to do what I intended to do in the first place, re-reading old stories (Jack Kirby’s Fourth World) and getting caught up on series I’ve been interested in or previously dropped off (Thor God of Thunder, Uncanny Avengers, Flash).

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Acme E-Mail Update for 9.3.14 - God HATES Astronauts!

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September means all month the DC Comics New 52 line will have nothing but 3-D lenticular covers for one-shots tying directly into their Future’s End weekly series! Future’s End is a story that takes place five years from now and finds the DC Universe in total chaos on a collision course with an awful conclusion that may be unavoidable!

Back in June, we made a major push to lock in pre-orders from customers who knew exactly which one-shots they were interested in, as with the last time DC made these print-to-order 3-D covers, demand exceeded supply nationwide. Copies should be more plentiful this time, but we encourage the undecided to be with us at 10 AM on Wednesdays to see the full selection when they are hot, fresh & NOW!

Speaking of pre-orders…

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This Week’s Comics - Wednesday, September 3rd!

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Acmecast #207 - Reindeer Games!

Lord Retail is joined by a cavalclade of Acme alumni including John Bethel (ep #106 Good Ol’ Children of the Atom, ep. #185 America Still Needs Your Help), Jay Howerton (ep. 120 People v. Acmecast), Ryan Rubio (Acmecast #166 Weapon X-Files, Acmecast #141 Gijoey), and newcomer Devin Turner to bask in the glory of the Marvel cinematic universe, past, present, and future!

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