Top 3 for #NCBD 11/18/15

Here's the Top 3 new items we are most excited for on New Comic Book Day this week:

Star Wars: Vader Down #1 (Marvel Comics) $4.99
Writer: Jason Aaron ; Artist: Mike Deodato ; Cover: Mark Brooks

Synopsis: When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the Rebel Fleet on his own, the rebels will learn the true strength of the Dark Side of the Force! Once Vader crashes on a nearby planet, the Rebellion is willing to risk everything for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to take out one of their biggest enemies! Luke! Vader! Leia! Aphra! Han! Chewie! And all manner of Droid, good and evil!

Why We Are Excited: It's Vader unleashed! We are about to see why he is the most feared person in the Galaxy. And alone with his back against the wall...we can't wait to see him tap into all the hate and anger the Dark Side wants. This one-shot begins the crossover that will continue in both the Star Wars and Darth Vader books the next few issues. 

Hero Hourly #1 (of 3) (21 Pulp Comics) $3.99
Writer: James Patrick ; Artist: Carlos Trigo; Cover: David Dumeer

Synopsis: Welcome to Hero Hourly! If Saul thought that working as a superhero would be any different than asking if you want fries with that, he was mistaken. Now he has to deal with bad pay, passive-aggressive bosses, and work politics. Well, we all have to start somewhere...

Why We Are Excited: Most of us hate our jobs, but love superheroes. But what if your job was being a superhero? Could we hate that? We're hoping this series has just the right mix of humor similar to The Tick and The Office so that we can finally have our answer!

Batman: Europa #1 (of 4) (DC Comics) $4.99
Writer: Matteo Casali, Brian Azzarello; Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jim Lee; Cover: Jim Lee

Synopsis: The impossible has happened and Batman is on the verge of being taken down by an enemy he cannot defeat: a virus for which there is no cure! And the only hope for his salvation is The Joker! Who infected Batman, what does the Clown Prince of Crime know, and how will the Dark Knight get that information? Together, the enemies crisscross Europe, desperate to find answers before time runs out. This first issue is pencilled and inked by none other than Jim Lee!

Why We Are Excited: Batman. Joker. Virus. Casali. Azzarello. Lee. Do we need to say any more?? I didn't think so. 

To see everything for New Comic Book Day, click our 'New Releases' tab above, or click here

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #40

Fallout fever nearly derails this week’s Comic Crypt, but the diabolical duo gets back on track with last week’s reads, hating on fans, what to get this week, and everything else you love about this podcast.  Plus, we announce the winner of our contest, listen to find out if you won!

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City Nashville's very own James "fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Top 3 for #NCBD 11/11/15

Here's the Top 3 new items we are most excited for on New Comic Book Day this week:

Last Sons of America #1 (Boom! Studios) $3.99
Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson; Artist: Matthew Dow Smith; Cover: Tonci Zonjic

Synopsis: When a biological terrorist attack makes it impossible for anyone in America to conceive children, adoption of kids from other counties explodes. Brothers Jackie and Julian are adoption agents based in Nicaragua. They usually do all their options through legal means, but they're facing increasing competition from straight-up kidnappers. One desperate move from Jackie could put them in the cross-hairs of some very dangerous people.

Why We Are Excited: We've all seen sci-fi stories where a smart bomb gets dropped and takes out all the electronics and the devastation that could lead to. But what if that bomb took something from us that's far more crucial to survive? The movie Children of Men captivated us like few others have. We are hoping that this comic with a similar theme can hook us in the same way.

DC Comics Super Plush Pets: Dex-Starr and Streaky (DC Collectibles) $14.95 each

What They Are: How do you like your Super-Pets: sweet or vicious? You can take your pick with these new, fun, 9 inch plush figures of Red Lantern Dex-Starr and Supergirl's faithful pet Streaky the Super-Cat! Better yet, why not get both?

Why We Are Excited: Until they announced it, these plush animals weren't even something that we knew we wanted. But now that they do exist, we can't wait to collect them all! Get both cats in store Wednesday, while the next wave of critters announced to be released will be Krypto the Super-Dog and Captain Marvel's Hoppy.

Superman: American Alien #1 (of 7) (DC Comics) $3.99
Writer: Max Landis; Artist: Nick Dragotta; Cover: Ryan Sook

Synopsis: Screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis brings you this miniseries chronicling the life of Clark Kent and his development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. But these are not the stories of the iconic "Superman" as you know him, but of the Kansas farm-boy before he becomes the Man of Steel. In this first issue, superstar artist Nick Dragotta illustrates the story of Jonathan and Martha Kent as they struggle to deal with their 12-year-old son's latest quirk-he's been floating up into the air, sometimes hundreds of feet!

Why We Are Excited: Max Landis has a very deep love for Superman. Don't believe us? If you have 15 minutes, check out his video below with his epic retelling of the Death and Return of Superman. While some of it may seem extremely critical and cynical of what was done to the character, deep down you can tell that the passion comes from a deep love. So we are excited to see what he does with his chance to tell this story of how Clark grew into becoming something super.

Max Landis describes the Death and Return of Superman (NSFW):

Pre-Order: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0, available NOW to Pre-order in this month's Previews!

The Power Rangers are a true multi-generational, worldwide franchise. With its flashy costumes, Mecha-Zords, and-at its core-a story of superpowered teens who fight against evil alien forces, the Power Rangers are a pop-culture phenomenon that has continued to resonate with fans for over 20 years. As a new film gets ready for release in 2017, Boom! Studios is excited to produce a new Power Rangers comic featuring the characters of the original Mighty Morphin series!

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers make their BOOM! Studios comic debut in this kick-off #0 issue that sets the stage for the rest of the series. After escaping Rita Repulsa's mind control, Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger, joins up with the rest of the Power Rangers to combat her never-ending evil plans. Any semblance of a normal life is gone for Tommy now, but with his newfound family there lies hope for a brighter path.

This #0 will have 5 variant covers, one for each of the core original team, as seen above. Inside, this issue will also include the short story from the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic.

Writers: Kyle Higgins and Mairghread Scott
Artists: Hendry Prasetya and Daniel Bayliss
Covers: Goni Montes
Expected Release Date: 1/13/16
Cover Price: $3.99

Ask any of your favorite staff members of Rick's Comic City to pre-order this item just for you from the November Previews Catalog. Pre-order BEFORE November 18, 2015 to ensure you can get your comic as soon as it's released, especially if you are wanting multiple copies to collect all the covers! You may also now add this title to your hold box to make sure you don't miss a single issue.

Pre-order: Batman The Animated Series Joker Resin Bust

Available NOW to Pre-order in this month's Previews!

Fans of Batman: The Animated Series won't want to miss this great collectible!

The Clown Prince of Crime joins Diamond Select Toy's line of resin busts based on Batman: The Animated Series! With a fan of cards in one hand and a toy pistol in the other, this bust of The Joker is not just playing around, and is a spot-on representation of the character as he appears in the classic animated series. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this resin bust is packaged in a full-color window box, with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3,000 pieces! Sculpted by Varner Studios.

Available: March 2016
Price: $59.99

Ask any of your favorite staff members of Rick's Comic City to pre-order this item just for you from the November Previews Catalog. Hold box members get 20% off the listed price if you pre-order. Down payment and pre-pay plans available for all pre-order items. Pre-order must be made BEFORE November 18, 2015.

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #39

Comic Crypt welcomes another member of the extended fieldmouse family: Axel “3D” Darkness (a.k.a. fieldmouse’s brother). They talk Godzilla, Deadpool, and 3D’s web comic, Vinyl Comedy Theater.

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City Nashville's very own James "fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Top 3 for #NCBD 11/4/15

Here's the Top 3 new items we are excited for on New Comic Book Day this week:

James Bond #1 (Dynamite) $3.99
Writer: Warren Ellis; Artist: Jason Masters; Cover: Dom Reardon

Synopsis: Beginning "VARGR", the first story in the ongoing James Bond comic series by best-selling writer Warren Ellis! James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 Section agent.  But something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin...

Why We Are Excited: This releases the same week as the new Bond movie Spectre, so we just can't say Dr No to it. Add in the fact that this is the first new Bond comic For Your Eyes Only in 20 years, and it's being written by The Man With the Golden Gun Warren Ellis and our excitement level won't Die Another Day. (Sorry for all the Bond puns, but You Only Live Twice! I'm really done.) -From Russia With Love, RCC Webguy.

Klaus #1 (Boom!) $3.99
Writer: Grant Morrison; Artist: Dan Mora; Cover: Frazer Irving, Dan Mora

Synopsis: Set in a dark fantastic past of myth and magic, Klaus tells the story of how Santa Claus really came to be. Where did he begin? What was he like when he was young? Why does he do what he does? How does he do what he does? And what happens when he faces his greatest challenge? Drawing on Santa Claus' wilder roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism-taking in the creepier side of Christmas, and characters like the sinister Krampus-Klaus, this is a "Santa Claus: Year One."

Why We Are Excited: Writer Grant Morrison has a knack for finding something new and untold, even with older characters and titles like Batman, X-Men and Swamp Thing. Now he takes on the oldest character in the world! Dab in some Viking lore, and we are ready to read this instead of How The Grinch Stole Christmas this holiday season!

Monstress #1 (Image) $4.99
Writer: Marjorie M. Liu; Artist: Sana Takeda

Synopsis: Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war between human and otherworldly forces.

Why We Are Excited: Imagining a world of Kaiju and Steampunk in the art style of Sana Takeda should be enough to make us want to check this first issue out. Add in the fact that it's a triple-sized, 66-page, no-ad first book and we can't wait to be transported to this new world.

To see everything for New Comic Book Day, click our 'New Releases' tab above, or click here

'Preacher' TV Trailer Debuted Last Night in 'The Walking Dead'

What better way to end your Halloween weekend than with a new 90-minute episode of The Walking Dead? Well AMC upped the ante last night and premiered the trailer for their upcoming new TV series, Preacher.

Based on the Vertigo comic of the same name, Preacher, created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, tells the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher in the small Texas town. After his entire congregation is killed and his church destroyed with no memory of how it happened, Custer goes on a journey across the United States attempting to literally find God, who seems to have recently abandoned Heaven. He is eventually joined by his gun-toting ex-girlfriend and an Irish vampire.

Sounds like that's up you alley? Here's the first trailer:

Preacher, produced by Seth Rogen and Even Goldberg, is expected to debut on AMC sometime in mid-2016.
Can't wait that long? We have all the Preacher comics in Trade Paperback, and a few Hardcovers in stock at Rick's Comic City. 

Halloween ComicFest is Today!

Don't forget! Halloween ComicFest is today!
We'll have FREE COMICS, a bonus table full of redeemable items for every $10 spent, and CANDY!

Happy Halloween!

Geek Media Expo 2015 This Weekend in Nashville

The Geek Media Expo, or GMX, returns this weekend for their annual convention at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, TN this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Guests this year include: Bob Bergen (Looney Tunes), Jason Marsden (Step By Step, Goofy Movie), Samantha Newark (Jem and the Holograms cartoon), Robert J. Schwalb (D&D writer), and the guys from CinemaSins on YouTube.

For tickets and more information, visit there website here.

On TV: 'Ash vs Evil Dead' Premieres Halloween Night

So Bruce Campbell wasn't telling us an Ash-like tale when he told the Nashville crowd at Wizard World 3 years ago that more Ash was on the way. Although he later changed his announcement (our guess: he wasn't supposed to mention it yet), here we are with 10 episodes of Evil Dead heading our way starting Halloween night! Wonder what it looks like? Wonder no more! Here's the first 4 minutes of the show now (PS: video is NSFW):

Ash vs Evil Dead premieres Saturday night at 8pm on Starz. Have a Groovy Halloween!

Can't get enough Ash? Check out our Digital Comics Store for a huge sale on all things Evil Dead/Army of Darkness. Click the banner below to see what's available. Sale ends 11/2/15.

Halloween Comicfest @ Rick's Comic City

It's all treats and no tricks at Rick's Comic City this Halloween!

Much like Free Comic Book Day, we'll have some special Halloween Comicfest comics available for FREE just for stopping by.

Every $10 you spend gets you 1 ticket to redeem for items on our bonus table.

Looking for a place to show off your costume this year? Swing by so we can take your picture!

And of course, free candy!

If you stop by or not, we hope everyone has a Spooky and Happy Halloween!

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #38

Lots of comics to talk about this week! Plus, more crazy Star Wars theories, Jessica Jones theories, and our final Halloween comic recommends! It’s also the last week to enter our contest to win Fable Cry’s latest album, “We’ll Show You Where the Monsters Are” and a t-shirt!

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City Nashville's very own James "fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Top 3 for #NCBD 10/28/15

Here's the Top 3 new items we are excited for on New Comic Book Day this week:

Self Storage #1 (of 6) (451 Media) $3.99
Writer: Clay Chapman; Artist: Matt Timson

Synopsis: Chris Smith has eked by in life hocking the auctioned-off junk from those people who no longer pay the rent on their self storage units. He spends his days hopping from one storage facility to the next, bidding on units sight-unseen, only to sell whatever's inside to antique dealers and pawn shops for as much money as he can squeeze. But Chris has never found anything like what's waiting for him inside unit #83. Her name is Jessica. What if you found a zombie locked up in a self storage unit? Would you keep it?

Why We Are Excited: The premise sounds unique, The Walking Dead is back on TV, Halloween is right around the corner, and 451 really connected with us last week's with their release, Sunflower #1. All these factors put together feels like the perfect storm for this new series to be a Top of the Stack pick for us this week.

Henchgirl #1 (Scout Comics) $3.99
Writer & Artist: Kristen Gudsnuk

Synopsis: Mary Posa hates her job. She works long hours for little pay, no insurance, and, worst of all, no respect. Her coworkers are jerks and her boss doesn't appreciate her. He's also happens to be a supervillain. Cursed with a conscience, Mary would give anything to be something other than a Henchgirl!

Why We Are Excited: We've all been stuck doing a job that we thought was evil. But what if it really was for evil? This book looks to have a similar feel to Scott Pilgrim, and shows us the less glamorous, and often times, humorous side of working for The (Evil) Man.

Deathstroke Book & Mask Set (DC Comics) $29.99
Writer: Tony S. Daniel; Artists: Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea

Synopsis: This set includes Deathstroke Vol 1: Gods of War TPB, collecting issues #1-6, plus PVC mask. Slade Wilson's entire life is turned upside down after he learns that his involvement in a top-secret mission was wiped from his memory. Now, a new, mysterious enemy known as Odysseus has targeted Deathstroke and everyone involved in the decade-old mission. But Slade's journey into his past takes an unexpected turn, leading him to Gotham City--and into conflict with both Batman and Harley Quinn!

Why We Are Excited: Have you seen this mask?!? Continuing the book & mask sets DC has done with Batman, both with Joker and Court of Owls masks, this set looks to be in just the same quality. And we can literally count on one finger how many quality, mass-produced Deathstroke masks there are in the market. Plus, the book is already way better than the New 52 launch title was, so, bonus!

To see ALL the new books and items we'll be getting new in store, click our 'New Releases' tab above, or click here

On TV: 'Supergirl' Premieres Tonight on CBS

Tonight we'll see the official debut of the brand new Supergirl TV show, starring Melissa Benoist. While some may have already seen the leaked pilot that has been floating around for a few months, the final and official cut will beginning at 7:30pm after a new Big Bang Theory on CBS. Here's the trailer in case you've missed it:

We also have a huge Digital Comic Sale on a ton of Supergirl comics, most at $0.99! Click on the banner below to head to our personal Comixology page and save some Super-bucks! Sale ends 11/2/15.

Full Trailer for 'Marvel's Jessica Jones' Released Today

Those lucky enough to have gone to New York Comic Con a couple weeks ago have already seen the first full episode. But for the rest of us, this is our first full look at the new Marvel series. We're pretty stoked for it here! Take a look for yourself:

Marvel's Jessica Jones drops on November 20, 2015 only on Netflix.

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #37

DUN DUN DUUUN! A new episode of Comic Crypt! New comics, news & the rest…you figure it out. Don’t forget to document yourself rating and reviewing Comic Crypt & send it to us for a chance to win a t-shirt and a copy of Fable Cry’s album, “We’ll Show You Where the Monsters Are”.

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City Nashville's very own James "fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

It's Back to the Future Day!

If the date October 21, 2015 means anything to you, then you must be a Back to the Future fan. For those that aren't aware, this is the date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown visit the future in the movie Back to the Future Part II. Thirty years later, who would have guessed that same date would also be a New Comic Book Day? Lucky for us, the folks at IDW got into their Deloreans and figured it out, as this week we see the release of Back to the Future #1, which will be released on the exact day the movie went to 2015!

This 4-issue miniseries, titled "Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines" will fill in some of the questions fans have wondered about before the events of the trilogy, in between the events of the trilogy, or in alternate realities. The entire series will be overseen by the movie's creator/screenwriter Bob Gale, and will feature 2 different stories per issue. The first tale in issue #1 will be set in 1982 as we witness the first meeting between Marty McFly and Doc Brown. And the second half of the book goes back to 1943, just as Doc Brown is getting himself mixed up in the Manhattan Project.

So no matter if you plan to celebrate the day seeing the one-day re-release of Part II on select Regal cinemas, watching this spoof trailer for Jaws 19, ordering your limited edition of Pepsi Perfect online, or watching the real-life Chicago Cubs compete for the World Series title (as the Almanac told us they will win), make sure to swing by Rick's Comic City to get your copy of Back to the Future #1. Do it now, before your 'Outta Time'!

Top 3 for #NCBD 10/21/15

Here's the Top 3 picks catching our eye for New Comic Book Day this week:

Karnak #1 (Marvel Comics) $3.99
Writer: Warren Ellis; Artist: Gerardo Zaffino; Cover Art: David Aja

Synopsis: "My curse is that I see the flaw in all things. Systems. Philosophies. Structures. People. Everything. Never forget who I am. I am Karnak of the Inhumans." You may not know who Karnak is now, but you will when Warren Ellis (MOON KNIGHT, Planetary) and Gerardo Zaffino are done with you. Phil Coulson goes to Karnak to help with a SHIELD case with Inhuman implications and what he's going to find will terrify you.

Why We Are Excited: Warren Ellis doesn't do main stream superhero books that often, so when he does, it can't be missed! Sure, Ant-Man and Inhumans are also launching new #1's this week, plus Amazing Spider-Man and Iron Man's #2's are already getting released, but this is the Marvel book we are most excited about this week.

Sunflower #1 (451 Media) $3.99
Writers: Mark Mallouk, Andi Ewington; Artist: Lee Carter

Synopsis: Ten years ago CJ's husband and nine year-old daughter were murdered off a desert highway near the California/Arizona border. Since that day, CJ can feel only two things - paralyzing shame for not being with her family and quiet fury that the perpetrators were never found. CJ should have been there to defend her family. CJ should have been there to die with her family. And, in the decade since, she might as well have been dead. Until the day a letter arrives. There's no return address, only one word in the letter. It simply reads: Sunflower. CJ's daughter is alive. And now so is CJ. And she will stop at nothing to get her daughter back.

Why We Are Excited: The synopsis from this indy book sounds so Tarantino-esqe, we can't pass it up. Especially knowing it's only a 6-issue miniseries, so it won't be a story to drag it's feet. Hell hath no fury like a mother searching for her lost daughter!

He-Man & The Masters of the Universe HC Minicomic Collection (Dark Horse Comics) $29.99
Writers: Various; Artists: Various

Synopsis: The toy juggernaut Masters of the Universe and its subsequent action figure lines featured memorable pack-in minicomics that aided in playtime for children across the world. This oversized hardcover collection features sixty-eight US releases, including all minicomics from the eighties Masters of the Universe line, the eighties Princess of Power line, and the eighties and nineties He-Man line, plus an introduction to the minicomics in the current Masters of the Universe Classics toy line. Relive the illustrated adventures that fueled your imagination!

Why We Are Excited: If you grew up in the '80s, you had at least one He-Man action figure. And the minicomics that came with the figures helped to further fuel our love for both the character and the love of reading comics. Plus, catch early work by such industry greats as Bruce Timm, Mark Texeira, Tim Seeley, Robert Kirkman and more!

To see ALL the new books coming out this week, click our 'New Releases' tab above, or click here.

ICYMI: New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer

Released with a little company synergy, we all got our first look at the new Star Wars trailer during halftime of last night's Monday Night Football on ESPN. In case you missed it, check it out here:

If that trailer got you jazzed for more Star Wars, don't forget that the final issue of the 4-issue miniseries, Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Shattered Empire #4 hits our store's shelves tomorrow! This comic, created by Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto, is the first new-cannon Marvel comic set between Episodes VI and the upcoming Episode VII!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18, 2015. Can't wait! 

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #36

Remember when this podcast actually talked about comic books? Remember no more, because Comic Crypt is tackling the massive stack of new books they read this week. Plus, Jay hates Spider-Man’s car! New York Comic Con news! And a spooky request?

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City Nashville's very own James "fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #35

A special guest on this week’s Comic Crypt as the duo welcome fieldmouse’s cousin, known only as The Evil Penguin. They geek out about Taskmaster, complain about Squirrel Girl, and quote cartoons. Plus, feildmouse calls Stephen King “Stephen Spielberg” and nobody notices!

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City Nashville's very own James "fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Grand Opening of New Clarksville Store This Wednesday

The Grand Opening of our second location of Rick's Comic City is THIS WEDNESDAY! We hope you come out and celebrate with us, especially if you live in the area.
At the Grand Opening we will have:
  • Most of this week's new comics
  • Bargain boxes and sale trades
  • T-shirts and goody bags for the earliest shoppers (While supplies last!)
  • PLUS: we will waive the deposit on hold boxes (normally $20) for first 2 weeks we are open! 
We will also have local talent Barry Williams, Heather Walker and Jacob Rougemont in attendance to chat and sign whatever you'd like them to.
So come see us at our newest location: 1923 Madison St, Suite H, Clarksville TN 37043  

 *Please note that this nifty sign is just a mock-up and we are still waiting for the city council's approval, which will be AFTER the Grand Opening. But there SHOULD be at least a banner hanging up there by the time we open Wednesday.

On TV: Arrow and Supernatural Return Tonight on The CW

Tonight another great pair of shows returns to the air on The CW. First up tonight, the Season 4 return of Arrow at 7pm:

Can't get enough Arrow? Catch our Digital Comics sale featuring both Green Arrow and The Flash and get up to 70% off selected collected editions. Click on the banner below to purchase. Sale ends on 10/12/15.
And while it's not exactly based on a comic, it is the boss-man Rick's favorite show. So if I didn't mention it, he'd probably fire me... It's the Season 11 (!) return of Supernatural at 8pm:

On TV: The Flash and iZombie Return Tonight on The CW

Tonight marks the return of not one, but two great shows based on DC Comics characters. First up, catch the super-fast return of the fan-favorite The Flash at 7pm:

If that doesn't satisfy your fix for more Flash, then make sure to check out our Digital Comics Sale on both The Flash and Green Arrow collections. Click on the banner below to cash in on the savings. Sale ends 10/12/15.

Then at 8pm, it's time for the return of the iZombie with it's Season 2 debut:

Avengers 2 Out Today For Home Release

Today you can get the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Age of Ultron on 3D Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, DVD and VOD.

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson and James Spader. Written and directed by Joss Whedon.

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #34

The diabolical duo reflects on Wizard World Nashville (they didn’t go), the ending of Inhmumans: Attilan Rising (they didn’t expect it), and the Rev. meeting Neil Gaiman (he…actually he did).  Plus, listen for an opportunity to win a copy of featured band Fable Cry’s new album, “We’ll Show You Where the Monsters Are!” (or a kick in the shin).

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Returns Tonight on ABC

Season 3 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres tonight! Who's ready for more Inhumans this season?

Can't get enough S.H.I.E.L.D. action? Check out our Comixology Digital Comic Store and pick up the comic spinoff to the show, S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) or the Nick Fury lead Secret Warriors (2008) for just $0.99/issue, now thru 10/1/15. Click here to catch the sale!

It's Not Saturday, it's Batman Day!

Holy Free Comic, Batman!

September 26 has officially become Batman Day. Stop by the shop this weekend to get one free copy of Batman: Endgame Special Edition #1. This 40-page comic reprints the lead story from Batman #35, written by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo.
In addition, this special issue features a brand-new eight page story that leads into Batman & Robin Eternal, the new weekly series set to begin in October!  This story is by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, with a script by Tynion and art by Tony S. Daniel.

Wizard World Returns to Nashville This Weekend


For the third consecutive year, the touring Wizard World convention returns to Nashville, taking place at the Music City Center this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Headlining guests this year include a Dukes of Hazzard reunion with John Schneider, Tom Wopat and Catherine Bach, a CHiPs reunion with Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox and two members of the starship Serenity, Jewel Staite and Adam Baldwin.

Other celebrity guests include: WWE wrestlers Roman Reigns and Eve Marie, Actors Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Candice Patton (Flash), Danny Trejo (Machete), James Remar (Dexter), Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh), Lou Ferrigno (Incredible Hulk), Drake Bell (Ultimate Spider-Man) and C. Martin Croker (Aqua Teen Hunger Force).

From the world of comics, make sure to go see: Joe Casey, Howard Chaykin, Guy Gilchrist, Michael Golden, Greg Horn, Jerome Opena, Harvey Tolibao and more!

Get all the ticket and more info at their website here.

Meet Artist Eddy Decker Today from 5-7pm!

Since a very early age, Eddy has found great joy in cartooning. While constantly doodling at home and at school, four characters soon came to life on paper. He convinced his high school teachers to put what he was doing into the school paper. And this is where the comic Far Out! was born.
Nick, Jason, Franklin and Yumi are four typical teenager friends. Math tests, last minute studying, school drama and homework make up their normal day-to-day lives. But when these total opposites get together, they end up making every day an adventure! A 'Far-Out!' adventure, to be exact.
Wanting to continue the strip after high school, Eddy then turned the series into a web comic. He has also created the first print volume of the series, entitled The 8th Grade, as an introduction to the Far-Out! storyline. Come by the store today to get yours and chat with the creator!

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #33

Halloween comes early on Comic Crypt this week, as the diabolical duo kicks off a “month” of spooky recommendations. Also: figuring out the Star Wars timeline, answering a ton of questions, & fieldmouse not “getting” things!

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Night of the Living Dead Continues in Double Take Comics

Update 10/1/15: The original information we received made us believe the second issues to these series would not be out until 2016. However, the 2nd issues will be coming out starting in October with a new and different set of books being released in early 2016. Sorry for the confusion!

New comic book publisher Double Take is adding to the lore of The Night of the Living Dead. Ten new #1 issues were all released at the same time this past New Comic Wednesday: Z-Men #1, Spring #1, Home #1, Dedication #1, Remote #1, Honor #1, Soul #1, Rise #1, Medic #1 and Slab #1. Each of those issues takes a slightly different look at what happened in that small Pennsylvania town in 1966.

One of the reasons that Double Take has been able to expand on such an established franchise is that the rights to Night of the Living Dead have recently become part of public domain, meaning there is no copyright agreement needed. So while none of the stories have been approved by George Romero or John Russo, we will see some familiar characters and locals for longtime fans, while also adding new people and places to the mythos. Double Take's hopes that it all builds to one Ultimate NotLD experience.

These books will be the first comics printed by the new comic publisher Double Take, which is a branch of Take Two, the video game publisher. The comic book studio is currently being run by former Marvel publisher Bill Jemas, who helped launch the Ultimate Universe for Marvel Comics in the early 2000s.

The new company is trying some very unique ways to start publishing. They launched a successful Kickstarter campaign back this past spring to help get the money to print the ten #1s they just released. That seems quite unique for a successfully established company like Take Two to use Kickstarter to get started. But this is also the company's first foray into publishing, so they may be just dipping their toes and testing the interest level in a measurable term, rather than charge in head first. Also of note, each issue has a cover price of only $2.50 rather than the standard $3.99. Plus there is also a Super Pack box that collects all 10 first issues for $20.

One thing that may be the hardest part for any new readers they attract will be waiting for the second issues to released. Instead of sprinkling a few issues a couple at a time, they decided to put out all ten #1s on the same day, with the #2 issues not scheduled to release until 2016. This long gap in readership may backfire as readers could move on and forget about the new series. But I'm sure this is more connected to the company needing that long to know if the first issues were successful enough to continue with their publishing. But while the business model might be unique, it all comes down to the stories they produce and whether or not they connect with fans for this to all prove successful.

Here's a quick synopsis of each books in the series:
  • Honor #1: Protect. Serve. Beat. Burn.
  • Z-Men #1: Dead and/or alive. LBJ orders the Secret Service to bring him back a zombie.
  • Rise #1: They’re coming to get you Barbara. An old story with a new end…and a new beginning.
  • Lab #1: Even a brain a-day won’t keep this Doctor away.
  • Spring #1: Hot sun, hot babes, and the cold decaying flesh of the zombie horde. It’s co-eds vs. the undead.
  • Home #1: A happy family, a lovely spring evening, and zombies.
  • Remote #1: As ghouls surround her station, KBRF Radio ace DJ Samantha stays on the air all night. Will Rock & Roll save her soul?
  • Medic #1: Doctors, and nurses, and zombies, oh my!
  • Dedication #1: Thanks to some hungry customers, the closing shift at George’s Market has turned into the graveyard shift.
  • Soul #1: The posse shoots to kill, but Ben survives. Too bad it’s all-downhill from here.
If you'd like to read excerpts from each of the books, visit the publisher's website here. All of these books are available for sale at Rick's Comic City. If you want this or any other comic shipped to you, just shoot us an email using the Contact Form on the sidebar on the right.

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #32

This week, the diabolical duo are joined by professional nerd Kiri Yashida! They discuss DC’s strange decisions, the boys try to sell Kiri on Bitch Planet, and the secret grumbles of working in comic book retail stores!

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #31

Your favorite fake geek boys talk lots of Star Wars, the continuing adventures in Battleworld, and Ben Templesmith! Plus, info on the first appearance of Deadpool, and information regarding a concert in Nashville where you can meet the diabolical duo in person!

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #30

On this monumental 30th episode of Comic Crypt, special guest Asher Cantrell (writer & internet columnist) asks the tough questions: just what is Secret Wars anyway? Is Strong Guy a giant baby? What’s the deal with purple roses?

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

AMC's 'Fear The Walking Dead' Breaks Cable Ratings

If you missed the series premiere of Fear The Walking Dead this past Sunday, then you might have been in the minority. The prequel/spin-off TV series of AMC's popular The Walking Dead debuted with an estimated 10.1 million viewers watching on Sunday alone, counting both live viewers and DVR+1 viewers (or DVR same day watchers). This is an unbelievable number, not only for a show on basic cable, but also for a show in the post-DVR days of television. This breaks the previous record held by fellow AMC show, Better Call Saul, which had an estimated 6.8 million viewers back this past February.

The new series shows us what happened during that time that Rick Grimes, star of The Walking Dead, was in a coma and the world around him is just beginning to collapse into the zombie apocalypse. Set in Los Angeles, we are introduced to a new family, one that is at the beginning of their own life changing transitions themselves. We find that mom Maddy (played by Kim Dickens) is just beginning a new milestone in life with her boyfriend Cliff (played by Travis Manawa) having just moved into the same house together. Both have grown and almost-grown children from previous marriages and are having a difficult time adjusting to their new roles with the new people in their lives. Enter Nick (played by Frank Dillane), the heroin junkie oldest son of Maddy, and the first to show us, the viewer, a sign of what the whole world will soon become.

In case you were one of those to not watch it yet, you can watch the first 3 minutes of the show here:

Some zombie hungry horror fans might complain that the story has too much human story points in their zombie show. But I think that they have so far successfully paced out how this would happen in real life. The process of trying to rationalize what is happening to them and the world around them is excellently portrayed by all the actors thus far. These people don't have the luxury that Rick Grimes had, to just wake up and this is the way the world is now. They are still trying to figure out what it is that is even attacking them and how that is even possible. And with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman firmly in place to help steer the ship for this show, I'm on board for the short haul (it's only a 6 episode season, but a second season has already been green light for 2016). While I'm somewhat bummed by the shortened first season, that pain will quickly subside when TWD returns for Season 6 on October 11.

Fear The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 8pm on AMC.

The Walking Dead single issue comics and collected trades are always available at Rick's Comic City. Come by and see our great run of The Walking Dead #2-7 before it's sold!

Young Terrorists #1 Rick's Comic City Exclusive Cover

We here at Rick's Comic City have really been loving the new offerings by Black Mask Studios. So much so, that we've been happy to add our logo to several exclusive covers for a number of their books lately. Our latest exclusive cover is for the book Young Terrorists #1.

Written by Matt Pizzolo, with art by Amancay Nahuelpan, Young Terrorist is "chock full of school lockers full of submachine guns, exploding burger shops, shootouts with cops, underground fight clubs and sci-fi porn funding radical militias of furious youth hellbent on seizing their freedom back from… whom? On Main Street everything looks fine, but, just below the surface, America is at war with itself."

All of the store exclusive covers for this book feature an homage to various hardcore hip hop albums. For the Rick's Comic City cover, our homage is to Tupac's 1996 album "All Eyes On Me".

The hip hop variant cover theme is something that Marvel recently announced they were doing as well. When asked in an interview by Comics Alliance, writer Matt Pizzolo said,
"Unlike the Marvel thing, it’s not random. The book is about radical street politics and the sensibility really comes from hardcore hip hop, the book even opens with a Nas quote. So we did the covers as an homage to the types of art that inspired it."
For those that may feel the indy company was stealing an idea from Marvel, Black Mask's hip hop variants were already at the printers when Marvel announced they were doing their own set of covers.
The first issue is on our store shelves now and comes in at a massive 80-pages for the premiere issue. Continuing issues starting with #2 will be back to a normal 32-issue monthly format.

The publisher has also just announced that the first print has already sold out at the distribution level and a 2nd print will be coming to store shelves on 9/16, just in time to pick up Young Terrorist #2.

If you don't live nearby to get your copy from our store, we have several posted on our eBay page. Click the link here to take you right to the page. And don't forget to look for our other Black Mask exclusive covers for the books Disciples #1 and We Can Never Go Home #1, 2 & 3.

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #29

Standing by your terrible movie, how to make a Batman, something about a monkey, and other life lessons from the diabolical duo.

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

We Can Never Go Home #1-3 RCC Connecting Variant Covers


We have another great exclusive variant from Black Mask Studios! This time it's our first set of connecting variant covers! The first 3 issues of We Can Never Go Home Rick's Comic City Variants are available now!

"A well worn mixtape, a stolen convertible, a duffel bag full of cash, a fully loaded .45, and super-powers. Seventeen and on the run is the only way to see America right."

Written by Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon, with interior art by Josh Hood, We Can Never Go Home follows the story of outcast teen Duncan and popular girl Madison who both share a secret: they can do things others can't. But when a terrible and deadly choice is made using these special abilities, they are forced to leave the life they know and never come back.

This special set of cover's for issues #1, 2 and 3 by artist Amancay Nahuelpan can only be found at Rick's Comic City and limited to print run of just 250 each. Get yours today by visiting our store or buying it from our eBay store here.

If you're still not sold, here's the official trailer for the book that might help change your mind!

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #28

The Ink n Iron fest was a disappointment to the Reverend Jay Leal…so instead, we revert to what we know…COMICS!

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Rick's Comic City Exclusive Variant to Disciples #1

Have you gotten your copy of Black Mask's Disciples #1 yet? Or a better question might be: Have you gotten your exclusive Rick's Comic City variant cover to Disciples #1 yet?

Written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre) with art by Christopher Mitten (Criminal Macabre, Umbral), Disciples is a sci-fi/horror story that takes place in the near future where the wealthy have colonized most of the moons in our solar system. The story follows Dagmar, Rick, and Jules, a set of private eyes/bounty hunters who have been hired by a high ranking Senator. Their job seems simple: retrieve the Senator's teenage daughter, who’s run off to join a mysterious religious cult on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter. But when the team reaches Ganymede, they discover something has gone horribly wrong.

The book has already been picked up for television development by Universal Cable Productions, who has produced fellow genre shows like Being Human and Defiance. Steve Niles is set to executive produce the TV series, along with fellow Black Mask Studios co-founders Matt Pizzolo and Brett Gurewitz. Also attached to executive produce the series is none other than horror legend Wes Craven! Currently Craven is only set to produce and not direct or write any of the series.

Now you can get your very own copy of Disciples #1 with an exclusive cover only found at Rick's Comic City! The print run for this exclusive cover is limited to only 250 copies and it is a first print run of this book. Disciples #1 has already gone to a second printing, and it is getting harder to find first prints of the regular cover.

Buy your copy by visiting our store in person or by purchasing it from our eBay store here.

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #27

The boys talk board games, comic books invade TV, and Fieldmouse gets a call from a prisoner.  All on this episode of Cömic Crypt!

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!

Now the Official Trailer for Deadpool

In case you missed it's premiere last night during Conan O'Brien, here's the official release of the red band trailer for the upcoming Deadpool movie. NSFW!

Some of you may recognize this as the same trailer that was leaked from this year's San Diego Comic Con, but at least now it's here in HD and not shaky cell phone cam!

Deadpool's Trailer To The Trailer

Only Deadpool can get away with making a trailer FOR the trailer of his upcoming feature length movie and still make us smile. Check it out below:

Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, is expected to be released in theaters February 12, 2016.

Comic Crypt Podcast Episode #26

On this week’s episode, the guys talk Ant Man! Also, Fieldmouse bids farewell to Fables, and Rev. Jay Leal is… Well… in rare form.

Click here to check out the weekly audio podcast co-hosted by Rick Comic City's very own James "Fieldmouse" Hughey. NSFW!