Acme E-Mail Update for 12.5.12 - Avengers Assemble…ALL OF THEM!


Welcome to the Acme Comics Weekly E-mail Update! 

This is your one stop portal to comic book related news, previews of upcoming issues, and the scoop on goings-on here at Acme Comics! Be sure to read the whole thing because that part you skipped over is probably important! And now the news!

Last week we informed you of our holiday schedule for the week of Christmas (you can double check it in the sidebar), now get ready to ring in the new year, Acme style!

  • Monday, December 31st - New Year’s Eve - CLOSED! - Retailer Work Day!
  • Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 - New Year’s Day - CLOSED! - Normal Break Day!
  • Wednesday, January 2nd - New Releases, 10 - 7!

We appreciate your understanding as we take a little extra time to collect ourselves and recharge before the New Year’s challenges present themselves!


We had a great crowd waiting for over an hour in the freezing cold to be the first members of the Acme Army to get their hands on All-New X-Men #1. The fans of the Children of the Atom showed what they were about, now it’s time for the acolytes of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to try and do them one better!

When the main roster goes down on an intergalactic mission, Captain America must call upon some of the most unlikely heroes of the Marvel Universe to aid him in their rescue! It’s Avengers #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena! 

We’ll have copies ready to go at 10 AM on Wednesday, as well as free lithographs and posters and variants that won’t be around much later than 10:30! The earlier you come in, the more stuff you can get!

Get to know this all new creative team by saving 25% OFF on any trade paperback or hardcover that Jonathan Hickman or Jerome Opena have worked on. Check into Hickman’s Image backlist or Opena’s work on creator-owned titles like Fear Agent!


Planning for Comic Book City Con continues! We are committed to putting on a show worthy of Greensboro and the legacy established by Acme Comics. If you’ve been monitoring the convention website, then you know some familiar faces are returning to see you!

No one makes us feel so old (he’s only 26, with all that talent) and so much like a kid (with his wonderment and appreciate for sequential art) as our newest guest, Buddy Cops co-creator Evan “Doc” Shaner! Doc burst onto the comic scene worldwide in 2010 with his “Mug Shot” pin-ups, creator-owned web comic Red Clay and out-of-control love of Captain Marvel! He parleyed that attention into a place on the Comic Twart roster, which placed his skills alongside the likes of Chris Samnee and Francesco Francavilla on a weekly basis as they did their own takes on characters suggested by peers and fans!

You know it’s not a Comic Book City party without Intrepid EscapeGoat and Stuff of Legend creator, your pal and ours, Brian “Smitty” Smith! Over the last year, Brian has edited various titles at DC Comics, including New 52 runs on Batgirl and Savage Hawkman, but he’s recently gone back to the life he was meant to lead, freelance creation of the adventures of Thomas Fleet and humor strips like the Basics!

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  • AVENGERS #1 MARVEL NOW - A threat from beyond the universe has targeted Earth and the Avengers mobilize to respond! But when that response is not nearly enough, a new call for Earth’s mightiest heroes rings out and that is where the adventure begins! Jonathan Hickman, the creative mind behind Image Comics’ Manhattan Projects and the writer who breathed new life into the Fantastic Four is now in charge of the ongoing adventures of Marvel’s flagship title! This is one of the most highly anticipated debuts of the entire Marvel NOW Initiative so don’t miss out! Special variants and promo items will be available Wednesday at 10AM as part of the Avengers Launch Party!
  • BLACKACRE #1 (MR) - A retired soldier leaves the confines of a protected city to venture out into the unknown and untamed wilderness in a post-apocalyptic future! Another potential hit series from Image Comics! If you like Judge Dredd or Mad Max, you want to look at Blackacre!
  • HELLBOY IN HELL #1 - After the unforgettable events of The Storm & The Fury, Hellboy finds himself in the underworld where there is more than just the throne he has always rejected waiting for him. Hellboy’s creator Mike Mignola is not only writing this series for Dark Horse Comics, he is once again drawing this next stage of his fan favorite character! Look for more Hellboy and B.P.R.D comics with our Dark Horse paperbacks!
  • I LOVE TROUBLE #1 (MR) - Find out what happens when a con girl on the run from the New Orleans mob discovers that she has a very special ability that comes to light in the middle of a less than ideal situation! New from Image Comics, this is one to watch!
  • LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #1 (OF 6) (MR) - The highly anticipated sequel to the brutal Image Comics mini series is here! Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore return to pick up what happens next for the now legendary Luther Strode, scourge of the underworld! Copies of the Strange Talent of Luther Strode are back on the recommended Image Reading display now!
  • THUNDERBOLTS #1 MARVEL NOW - Under the leadership of the Red Hulk, this new team of anti-heroes sets out to make the world safe no matter the cost! Elektra, Punisher, Venom, Deadpool, Red Hulk equal justice like lightning!
  • X-O MANOWAR TP VOL 01 BY THE SWORD - What do you get when you put Conan the barbarian in Iron Man armor? You get X-O Manowar and a truly unique story! Specially priced at $9.99 there is no reason to not check out the flagship Valiant series!

For those of you that have been wondering what the deal is with the 404-Error whenever you’ve tried to go to Acme Wave over the last couple of weeks, we seem to have worked out all of the kinks, so if you’ve been missing out on all of the nuggets of comics gold one recent episodes of Acmecast, get caught up!

As we approach the end of the year, we appreciate subscribers cleaning out their boxes to help us start off 2013 running lean and mean. If you have not been in recently and need a total on what you have on hold, just give us a call at 336-574-2263! 

This week’s banner is by James Jean!


Acme Comics:









  • Monday, December 24th - Christmas Eve - 10AM - 1 PM!
  • Tuesday, December 25th - Christmas Day - CLOSED!
  • Wednesday, December 26th - 10 AM - 7 PM - New Releases, including Amazing #700!
  • Acme Holiday Wish Lists! - NOW - Monday, December 24th - save your loved ones 30% OFF on anything in the store and get exactly what you want for the holidays!
  • Acme First Look #265 - Stephen’s So-Called Emo Life! - the Riches, the Perks of Being a Wallflower, Safety Not Guaranteed, Jason and Sky High

  • Acmecast #111 - Bring on the Bronies! - Stephen, Jody, Riley and guest panelist Brian Ewing dish over the leftovers from Friday’s Comics at the Table, including Alex Ross’ Masks and the phenomenon that is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, get you psyched for Wednesday’s Avengers #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena with an advance review, and give you a half-dozen high ticket ideas for your Acme Holiday Wish Lists!




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