What you need to know about DC Comics and the Month of Evil!

Hello Neptuners.

While working in the shop yesterday I had a customer ask about DC Comics and their newest story line for the month of September called Villains Month.  In talking with the customer he inquired if anyone else has said anything about wanting to get these books when they come out in September.  My response was surprisingly “no”.  So, that got me to thinking, why haven’t I heard anything from other customers about this?  Maybe no one really knows about it, maybe I haven’t talked about it at all with customers, maybe no one really cares.  Whatever the reason I decided to write a little something about this.

In the month of September DC is going to publish 52 books, each will spotlight a major villain in the DC Universe.  While the August books will have the regular numbering, September will have a point system.  For example Batman will be #23.1 Joker, 23.2 Riddler, 23.3 Penguin, 23.4 Bane.  Not every series will have 4 books under them some may only have 2 books like Earth 2.  Plus not every series will have a villains book that month, for example Catwoman, and Suicide Squad will not be published for the month of September.

So why will you want to get these books?  Well, in a bit of nostalgia DC is making each one of these books with a special lenticular cover.  I know you’re saying “What? Didn’t they do that back in the 90’s? What makes these so special?”  Well, in speaking with a rep from DC Comics he assured me that this has never been done before and the covers look AMAZING.  With that said I spoke to a couple of retailers who have seen a prototype of these covers and they agree that these covers are going to be something special.  From what I understand it that the effect is the whole cover not just one little piece right in the middle.

Now here comes the important part of this conversation.  DC has already set the print runs on these books before we (retailers) have even put in our orders.  Plus, I’ve been told by my DC source that all the books will be allocated so that no one shop can corner the market on these books.  With that being said there is a good chance that some retailers will under order on some of these titles and there will be a demand out there for these books.

We want all of you loyal Neptuners to get one if you want one.  Subscribers to titles that will have the special issues will automatically receive these additional comics unless you tell us otherwise.  For example, if Batman is one of your titles we will reserve all 4 books that month.
If you are not a subscriber but want to receive copies of these special issues you need to do one of the following: come in and tell us, call and ask, email neptunecomics@sbcglobal.net and ask or go to our website and pre-order what you want:  http://neptunecomics.com/store/category/27/583/DC-Comics/ .  The links for all of the Villans Months books are there and available for pre-order.
Because there is a good chance that these issues will be allocated to stores the best way to make sure you get the special issue copies you want is to pre-order them either with a subscription or pre-order online.  We can’t guarantee how many extra shelf copies of these comics we will have available and my guess is they will sell out quickly across the country and here at Neptune.
Below is a full list of all the titles that are being offered with links to our website for easy ordering. Let us know right away so you don’t miss out!
ACTION COMICS #23 CYBORG SUPERMAN $3.99
ACTION COMICS #23 LEX LUTHOR $3.99
ACTION COMICS #23 METALLO $3.99
ACTION COMICS #23 ZOD $3.99
AQUAMAN #23 BLACK MANTA $3.99
AQUAMAN #23 OCEAN MASTER $3.99
BATMAN #23 BANE $3.99
BATMAN #23 JOKER $3.99
BATMAN #23 PENGUIN $3.99
BATMAN #23 RIDDLER $3.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN #23 COURT OF OWLS $3.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN #23 KILLER CROC $3.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN #23 RAS AL GHUL $3.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN #23 TWO FACE $3.99
BATMAN SUPERMAN #3 DOOMSDAY $3.99
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #23 CLAYFACE $3.99
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #23 JOKERS DAUGHTER $3.99
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #23 MR FREEZE $3.99
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #23 VENTRILOQUIST $3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #23 HARLEY QUINN $3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #23 MAN BAT $3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #23 POISON IVY $3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #23 SCARECROW $3.99
EARTH 2 #15 DESAAD $3.99
EARTH 2 #15 SOLOMON GRUNDY $3.99
FLASH #23 GRODD $3.99
FLASH #23 REVERSE FLASH $3.99
FLASH #23 ROGUES $3.99
GREEN ARROW #23 COUNT VERTIGO $3.99
GREEN LANTERN #23 BLACK HAND $3.99
GREEN LANTERN #23 MONGUL $3.99
GREEN LANTERN #23 RELIC $3.99
GREEN LANTERN #23 SINESTRO $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #23 DARKSEID $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #23 DIAL E $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #23 LOBO $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #23 SECRET SOCIETY $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23 CREEPER $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23 ECLIPSO $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 BLACK ADAM $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 DEADSHOT $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 KILLER FROST $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 SHADOW THIEF $3.99
SUPERMAN #23 BIZARRO $3.99
SUPERMAN #23 BRAINIAC $3.99
SUPERMAN #23 HEL $3.99
SUPERMAN #23 PARASITE $3.99
SWAMP THING #23 ARCANE $3.99
TEEN TITANS #23 DEATHSTROKE $3.99
TEEN TITANS #23 TRIGON $3.99
WONDER WOMAN #23 CHEETAH $3.99
WONDER WOMAN #23 FIRST BORN $3.99
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NEW ITEMS FOR OCTOBER 10, 2012!

Here is the list of items coming in on Wednesday October 10, 2012.  Don’t forgot we are having a Uncanny Avengers release party on the 10th we’ll be having cake and other prizes for everyone be sure to stop in.

ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #4 MAIN COVERS
AME COMI GIRLS #1 FEATURING WONDER WOMAN
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (NEW) #3 LOZZI COVER
ARROW PROMOTIONAL COMIC BOOK
AVENGERS #31 AXFO
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE BY MCNIVEN FOLDED PROMO POSTER NOW
AVENGERS CAPTAIN AMERICA SHIELD PEWTER KEYRING
AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE PAPERBACK
AVENGERS TEMPORARY TATTOO
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #13
AVX CONSEQUENCES #1 (OF 5)
AVX CONSEQUENCES #1 (OF 5) RIVERA VARIANT
BATGIRL #13
BATMAN #13
BATMAN #13 COMBO PACK
BATMAN #13 VARIANT EDITION
BATMAN AND ROBIN #13
BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #7
BATMAN BLACK KEYCHAIN
BATMAN ODYSSEY HARD COVER
BATMAN STEEL KEYCHAIN
BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #2 (OF 4) (MATURE READER)
BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #2 (OF 4) COMBO PACK (MATURE READER)
BIRDS OF PREY PAPERBACK VOL 02 THE DEATH OF ORACLE
BLOODSHOT (ONGOING) #4 LOZZI COVER
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #14 NOTO COVER
CAPTAIN AMERICA #18
CAPTAIN AMERICA BY ED BRUBAKER PREM HARD COVER VOL 03
CAPTAIN AMERICA TABLE COVER
CARS MAGAZINE #9
CASTLE PREM HARD COVER RICHARD CASTLES STORM SEASON
CHRIS WARE BUILDING STORIES HARD COVER
CLONE PROMO POSTER
COMIC SHOP NEWS 90CT BUNDLE #1321
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #9
CREEP #2
CROSSED BADLANDS #15 (MATURE READER)
CROSSED PAPERBACK VOL 04 BADLANDS (MATURE READER)
DAMSELS #2
DARK SHADOWS #8
DEADPOOL #62
DEATHSTROKE #13
DEMON KNIGHTS #13
DICKS COLOR ED #9 (MATURE READER)
DOMINIQUE LAVEAU VOODOO CHILD #7 (MATURE READER)
ESSENTIAL THOR PAPERBACK VOL 06
EVIL ERNIE #1
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #4 COVER A OUM
FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #7 MAIN COVERS
FANTASTIC FOUR #611
FEAR ITSELF PAPERBACK AVENGERS ACADEMY
FIRST X-MEN #3 (OF 5)
FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #13
GENTLE GIANT RED HULK PX MINI-BUST
GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #18
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #13
GREEN LANTERN KEYCHAIN
GREEN LANTERN THE ANIMATED SERIES #7
GRIFTER #13
GRIMM UNIVERSE #1 NEPTUNE ANGEL A COVER CAFARO (MATURE READER)
HELLBLAZER THE DEVILS TRENCH COAT PAPERBACK (MATURE READER)
HOAX HUNTERS #4
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #526
JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES FOOL MOON #8
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK PAPERBACK VOL 01 IN THE DARK
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #22 (MATURE READER)
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT ALAN DAVIS HARD COVER
LEGION LOST #13
MACGYVER FUGITIVE GAUNTLET #1 (OF 5)
MARA PROMO POSTER
MARVEL COMICS THE UNTOLD STORY HARD COVER
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS HEROES #7
MARVEL UNIVERSE VS AVENGERS #1 (OF 4)
MASSIVE #5
MEGA MAN #18 REG COVER
MORNING GLORIES #22 (MATURE READER)
NEW CRUSADERS RISE OF THE HEROES #2 BATES REG COVER
NIGHTWING PAPERBACK VOL 01 TRAPS AND TRAPEZES
PHANTOM STRANGER #1
PINOCCHIO VAMPIRE SLAYER GN VOL 04 WOOD & BLOOD PT 2
POPEYE #6
POWERS PAPERBACK VOL 14 GODS (MATURE READER)
PUNK ROCK JESUS #4 (OF 6) (MATURE READER)
RAVAGERS #5
RED SHE-HULK #58 NOW
SAGA PAPERBACK VOL 01
SCARLET SPIDER #10
SECRET AVENGERS #32
SECRET SERVICE #4 (OF 6) (MATURE READER)
SPACE PUNISHER #4 (OF 4)
SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-ISLAND COMPANION PAPERBACK
SPONGEBOB COMICS #13
STAR WARS ESSENTIAL READERS COMPANION PAPERBACK
STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT ESCAPE #5 (OF 5)
STAR WARS LOST TRIBE O/T SITH SPIRAL #3 (OF 5)
STEAMPUNK HALLOWEEN 2012 #1
STUFF OF LEGEND TOY COLLECTOR #1 (OF 5)
SUICIDE SQUAD #13
SUPERBOY #13
SUPERMAN RED KEYCHAIN
SUPERMAN STEEL KEYCHAIN
TEAM 7 #1
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES COLOR CLASSICS #5
THINK TANK #3 (MATURE READER)
TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #84
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ONGOING #10
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #17 UWS
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 ACUNA VARIANT NOW
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 AVENGERS VARIANT NOW
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 BLANK VARIANT NOW
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 COIPEL VARIANT
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 DEADPOOL CALL ME MAYBE SKETCH VARIANT
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 GRANOV VARIANT NOW
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 MINI-POSTER
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 NOW
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 PICHELLI VARIANT NOW
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 UNCANNY VARIANT NOW
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 YOUNG BABY VARIANT NOW
US ARMY ZOMBIE TRAINING MANUAL SOFT COVER
VOLTRON YEAR ONE #5
WALKING DEAD MICHONNE SPECIAL (MATURE READER)
WOLVERINE #314
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #18 AVX
WULF #6
X-MEN #37