If you thought that Acme was done with convention season, you’re wrong! This weekend, Stephen and Jermaine will travel to the Baltimore Comic Con to work on customer want lists and to seal a few deals for future Acme Wave Projector podcast guests as well as in-store signings. There is one living legend of the industry that we have our eye on and many of you have told us creators you would love to meet in person. And we have listened, so cross your fingers!
TH3RDWORLD STUDIOS & Acme Comics presents:
Acme Comics has been a trusted ally to Brian Smith of The Stuff of Legend and The Basics for years now and you have seen him many times in this very store! We are very happy to support our pal Smitty as he continues the Free Comic Book Day blockbuster, the Intrepid Escapegoat, in monthly issue form with our very own exclusive Acme Comics variant edition! We are literally the one and only store in the world that has this very special version of Intrepid Escapegoat #1.
You’re asking yourself, “What sets this cover apart from the other Acme variants like Godzilla and Amazing Spider-man?” Not only does this one feature the ol’ Acmebat getting the drop on Tom Fleet and Isis. But this variant editon features a exclusive strip written by our very own Lord Retail, Jermaine Exum! Though he has appeared as a character in Ultimate Spider-man #86*, this is Jermaine’s very first published story and creator credit!
“Selling comics is one thing, but thinking that you can make on is a whole other thing. I had to draw upon everything I know about sequential storytelling to come up with an idea and then boil it down to fit in a finite space. You can judge if it makes sense or not for yourselves! The main issue by Smitty is fantastic with textbook sequential art, crisp colors, and is perfect for readers of any age to enjoy.” - Jermaine
Copies of Intrepid Escapegoat #1 Acme Comics variant edition will be in the shop soon and you are welcome to reserve a copy with us. Just email us back at email@example.com and we will secure the issue for you!
If you missed it, we have a limited number of the FCBD edition of issue #1 still available. Smitty will be making a trip down here in late September, with details of that signing being firmed up in Charm City this weekend!
*In an unrelated story, Ultimate Comics X-men #1 by Nick Spencer will be on shelves soon and is up for subscriptions right now!
THIS WEEK’S COMICS!!!
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- DAREDEVIL #2 - Matt Murdock is back in the saddle trying to make a difference, but he’s going to have to explain himself to and test himself against Captain America himself! Daredevil #1 by Waid and Rivera impressed everyone and this one should as well! Also, Daredevil is going interesting new places this fall so get ready!
- DC COMICS PRESENTS TEEN TITANS - Reprinting the IMPOSSIBLE to find Teen Titans and Hourman stories by Mike Allred from Solo #7 that most fans never even knew existed as well as the more recent swinging’ Teen Titans Lost Annual by Jay Stephens! Don’t miss this opportunity!
- JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #626 FEAR ITSELF - Kid Loki has thrown in with dangerous and unpredictable elements in order to get to turn the tide of Fear Itself, but what he does next may be more than he can talk his way out of. If you’re not checking out Loki’s antics in Asgard, you’re missing out on a great part of the Thor universe!
- STUFF OF LEGEND JESTER’S TALE #1 (OF 4) - The highly anticipated third series, co-written by Brian “Smitty” Smith, will be on shelves this week! If you haven’t tried Stuff of Legend, both trades are in stock at Acme right now!
- SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER VILLAINS HC - The impossible to find complete Secret Society of Super-villains series! Watch Captain Comet battle the worst villains of the DCU alone! These are truly rare DC comics and if you enjoy Justice League this is one for you. Issues #1-15, DC Comics Special #27, DC Special Series #6, Super-Team Family #13-14, Justice League of America #166-168, the Amazing World of DC Comics #11, and the unpublished story from Cancelled Comics Cavalcade #2! Ties to Identity Crisis!
- WE 3 DELUXE EDITION HC (MR) - Out of print for years! Before Batman and Robin, before All Star Superman, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely brought the world an amazing science fiction story called We 3! In the not too distant future, the military seeks to weaponize domesticated animals using sophisticated battle suits. What happens when a fully armed dog, cat, and rabbit escape into the wild is no Disney movie! If you liked Pride of Baghdad, Grant Morrison, or science ficiton, this one is for you.
The profile of the Acmewave Projector Podcast is steadily on the rise. You heard from Brian Michael Bendis two episodes ago and this Friday we will post our session with Jonathan Hickman! He’ll talk with us about Red Wing, the future of the Future Foundation, and his new creator-owned title, Feel Better Now.
You can listen on your Apple devices while you work out or drive to work by searching for “Acmecast” on iTunes or you can listen directly from the internet by visiting Acme Wave Projector.com. That is where we give our true opinions on storylines and release information about upcoming Acme Initiatives first! And don’t be afraid to listen to an older episode either as you never know what you’ll hear!
- International Read Comics in Public Day - Saturday, August 28th - bring us a pic of you reading comics in public and get an additional 10% OFF next time you’re in!
ACME WAVE PROJECTOR
- Acmecast #38 - Slow News Day - Jermaine, Stephen, Frank, Michael and Scott determine a statute of limitations for the DC 52 Relaunch, sing the praises of Astro City and discuss the possibility of a Walking Dead graphic novel prequel as well as the rest of the week’s books!