We had a fantastic, exhausting time in Charlotte this weekend during HeroesCon 2012!
It was great catching up with old friends like Ming Doyle, Janet Lee, Chrissie Zullo and Matt Kindt and getting to know new folks like Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, Matthew Southworth and Steve Niles! You really did your part by talking up Acme Comics and we were once again the name on a lot of important lips at the show!
For some of you, we checked must-have books off of your want lists and we’re returning with great self-published books from Becky Cloonan (Wolves & the Mire) and Jeremy Dale (Skyward) for you to peruse and purchase at your leisure this week!
Stay tuned to Acmecast over the next few weeks to hear Skype interviews that we set up with various creators and keep your eye on the Acme Events Calendar for upcoming signings and sales!
You don’t have to wait long to get to know some of the star power we’ve brought back with us from Charlotte, because this Saturday we’ll be visited by…
This is an event years in the making, so let’s really roll out the red carpet and show them all of the love that Comic Book City, USA has to offer!
Kelly Sue DeConnick has written everything in the industry from horror to capes and tights over the last ten years. Most well known for her Marvel work on the post-Siege Osborn: Evil Incarnate mini-series and the first Richard Castle: Deadly Storm original graphic novel, Kelly Sue’s credits also include 30 Days of Night with Steve Niles from IDW, Supergirl from DC and Comic Book Tattoo from Image. She’ll be taking Carol Danvers in a whole new, exciting direction in July’s Captain Marvel #1, kicking off in Avenging Spider-man! It is not too soon to subscribe to Captain Marvel!
Matt Fraction has been steering two of the Avengers’ Big Three for the last four years and he was the brain behind last year’s company-spanning event Fear Itself. He’s also taken on street-level heroes in the Immortal Iron Fist, Punisher War Journal, and August’s Hawkeye #1 with artist David Aja. Matt’s garnered acclaim for his creator-owned series Casanova from Icon and the Five Fists of Science original graphic novel from Image.
Both Matt and Kelly Sue will be happy to sign your comics and answer your questions, but if you don’t have any material by either of them, we have plenty in stock for you to chose from! Bring your kids and tell your friends because this will be a signing that people talk about for a long time to come!
The third annual Super Hero Film Festival presented by Acme and Mixed Tape Productions continues next Monday night, July 2nd at 11:30 PM at the Carmike Cinemas in Greensboro!
The whole Acme crew will be onhand for giveaways, trivia and door prizes, so don’t miss out on this brand new day for the web-slinger!
You can also listen to this Friday’s Acmecast #84 for a chance to win FREE PASSES to the Amazing Spider-man in IMAX at the Palladium 14 in High Point! Tune in for details!
THIS WEEK’S COMICS!!!
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- FINDING GOSSAMYR #1 - When a brilliant, yet-socially maladjusted young boy named Denny solves the most perplexing formula in the history of mankind, he and his caretaker sister, Jenna, are transported to the fantastic land of Gossamyr, where math is the language of magic and the boy’s unique condition gives him incredible power. Written by David Rodriguez and illustrated by fan favorite artist Sara Ellerton! Acme Comics is one of 25 stores (out of 2,000 nationwide) to participate in this exclusive advance launch! Supplies are limited, so reserve your copy NOW!
- AMAZING FANTASY #15 SPIDER-MAN - No comics fan should be able to say that they have never read one of the greatest comic books of all time! This is a must-have special reprint of the very first Spider-man comic book, now fully remastered with modern color techniques! By Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, with cover art by Jack Kirby.
- FATALE #6 (MR) - Kicking off the second storyline of the Image Comics supernatural crime noir series by Brubaker and Phillips that began a new era of greatness at Image Comics! Fatale #1 earned multiple reprints, but the trade paperback of the first five issues hit this week to go alone with the brand new issue! Issues of Fatale feature special film and literature based essays that are not reprinted in the paperback!
- MIND THE GAP #2 - Don’t miss out on the second issue of the new Image Comic mystery series written by Jim McCann! Printing error corrected and back on schedule! Cover B by fan favorite and HeroesCon 2012 guest Francesco Francavilla!
- DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI DAREDEVIL BORN AGAIN ARTIST EDITION HC - In the 1980s Frank Miller returned to Daredevil with David Mazzuchelli, the artist who would work with him on Batman Year One! Now you can take in David’s beautiful original artwork from Daredevil #227-233 and extras in the latest IDW Artist’s Edition hardcover! These things are what experienced collectors and art aficionados are most excited about so don’t miss out! Limited supply!
Two weeks from tonight, Jermaine will be picking up Stephen and Riley from the airport in San Diego for Comic Con International 2012! There’s much to do in preparation, and not enough time to get it all done!
While those guys are enjoying the sun on the left coast, Cody will be keeping you busy here in Greensboro, with the Eisner Award Watch Party and Try Something New Sale! So mark your calendars accordingly!
One final word on HeroesCon, Jermaine got the job done. More on what the document inside the folder is during this week’s Acmecast!
It’s gonna hit 100 on the thermometer by Friday, but we’re keeping it cool here on the winning team! See you on Wednesday AND this Saturday for Matt and Kelly Sue!
- Independence Day - Wednesday, July 4th - NEW COMICS! Closing Early at 4:00!
- Eisner Award “Watch” Party - Friday, July 13th 10 PM - ? - Keep Jody company at the Speakeasy Tavern and watch for word on the results from the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Award!
- Try Something New Sale!!! - Saturday, July 14th 10 AM - 7 PM - 25% OFF select first volume paperbacks and hardcovers!
- Acme First Look #242 - Stephen’s So-Called Emo Life! - Indie Game, Brave, Orc Stain and Moonrise Kingdom!
ACME WAVE PROJECTOR
- Acmecast #83 - Frozen Peas - Jermaine, Stephen and Jay avoid disaster multiple times on the production end of things to bring you the latest on Acme in-store signings, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s mission, last minute tips for HeroesCon 2012 and reviews of all of the Comics at the Table!
- Stuff Said with Gregg Schigiel #17 - Piero Piluso - Gregg sits down with the Emmy-award winning animator to discuss growing up in the shadow of artistic parents and the expectations of licensed consumer product design!
- Lobo co-creator and producer of the 80s Transformers cartoon critically injured in hit-and-run incident
- Coil: A Clone Story - Emma Rios’ back-up in Prophet #26
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