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  Plus not every series will have a villains book that month, for example Catwoman, and Suicide Squad will not be published for the month of September.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 AT NEPTUNE COMICS ON OCTOBER 24TH 2012!

Hey Kids!
Here is all the stuff we are getting in this week.  You can go to our site http://www.neptunecomics.com and purchase the items you want on the list and we will hold them for you at the store so that we don’t run out of your favorite title. 

 

A-BABIES VS X-BABIES #1
ADVENTURE TIME #9
ALL NEW X-MEN PARTY INVITE POSTCARDS (BUNDLE OF 100)
ALL STAR WESTERN #13
ALTER EGO #113
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #696
ARTIFACTS #22
ASTONISHING X-MEN #55
ASTONISHING X-MEN PAPERBACK VOL 09 EXALTED
AVENGERS #32 AXFO
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN PAPERBACK FRIENDS BEAT UP YOUR FRIENDS
AVX CONSEQUENCES #3 (OF 5)
BART SIMPSON COMICS #76
BATMAN HARDCOVER VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52)
BATMAN INCORPORATED #4
BATMAN INCORPORATED #4 VARIANT ED
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #13
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #13 VARIANT ED
BRAVEST WARRIORS #1 (OF 6) MAIN COVERS
BRIEF GUIDE TO STAR WARS SOFT COVER
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SPIKE #3 (OF 5) FRISON COVER
CAPTAIN AMERICA #19
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #638
COBRA ONGOING #18
COMIC SHOP NEWS 90CT BUNDLE #1323
CROSSED BADLANDS #16 (MATURE READER)
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #17
DEADPOOL #63
DEBRIS #4 (OF 4) (MATURE READER)
DISNEY FAIRIES GN BOX SET VOL 5-8
DOCTOR WHO CHAR BUILDING DALEK PROG ROOM MINI SET
FABLES #122 (MATURE READER)
FF #23
FLASH #13
FLASH #13 VARIANT ED
FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #13
GAMBIT #4
GFT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2012 A COVER PEKAR
GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #21 A COVER CHA (MATURE READER)
GHOST #1
GHOSTBUSTERS 100 PAGE SPOOKTACULAR
GIANT-SIZE GFT 2012 A COVER MYCHAELS (MATURE READER)
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #78 A COVER QUALANO (MATURE READER)
HACK SLASH #19 COVER A SEELEY (MATURE READER)
HELLRAISER #19 MAIN COVERS (MATURE READER)
HUNTRESS CROSSBOW AT THE CROSSROADS PAPERBACK
I VAMPIRE #13
ICV2 INTERNAL CORRESPONDENCE #80
INCREDIBLE HULK #15
INVINCIBLE #96
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #527
IRRESISTIBLE #4 (OF 4) A COVER ERIC J (MATURE READER)
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #645 BURNS
JUSTICE LEAGUE BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #13
JUSTICE LEAGUE GREEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURE WAVE 2
KISS #5
LORD OF THE JUNGLE #8 (MATURE READER)
MAGGIE #1
MARVEL TALES BY ALAN DAVIS PAPERBACK
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #7
MULTIPLE WARHEADS ALPHABET TO INFINITY #1 (OF 4) (MATURE READER)
NATIONAL COMICS MADAME X #1
NEW CRUSADERS RISE OF THE HEROES #2 BATES REG COVER OSFRTCRED
PANTHA #4
PHINEAS AND FERB MAGAZINE #13
PROPHET #30
PUNISHER WAR ZONE #1 (OF 5)
RACHEL RISING PAPERBACK VOL 01 SHADOW OF DEATH
RED LANTERNS #13
REVIVAL #4
ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE OF THE WORLD #30
SAVAGE HAWKMAN #13
SAVAGE HAWKMAN PAPERBACK VOL 01 DARKNESS RISING (N52)
SECRET AVENGERS #33
SHADOW #6
SHAOLIN COWBOY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE PAPERBACK
SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE FLASH PAPERBACK VOL 04
SPAWN #224
SPIDER-MAN COMPLETE BEN REILLY EPIC PAPERBACK BOOK 06
SPIDER-MAN FLYING BLIND PAPERBACK
STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #6
STAR WARS AGENT OF THE EMPIRE PAPERBACK VOL 01 IRON ECLIPSE
STAR WARS DARK TIMES PAPERBACK VOL 05 OUT WILDERNESS
STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC PAPERBACK VOL 10 WAR
SUPERCROOKS PREM HARDCOVER (MATURE READER)
SUPERMAN #13
SUPERMAN #13 VARIANT ED
TALON #1
TEEN TITANS #13
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #17 UWS
UNCANNY X-MEN #20 AXFO
UNCANNY X-MEN #20 AXFO
UNTOLD TALES OF DOG MENDONCA & PIZZABOY ONE SHOT
UNWRITTEN #42 (MATURE READER)
US ARMY ZOMBIE TRAINING MANUAL SOFT COVER
VALIANT ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 PULLBOX COUPON PACK
WALKING DEAD #102 2ND PTG (MATURE READER)
WARRIORS OF MARS #5 (MATURE READER)
WOLVERINE #315
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON PAPERBACK VOL 01
WOLVERINE MAX #1 (MATURE READER)
X-FACTOR PAPERBACK VOL 16 TOGETHER AGAIN FOR FIRST TIME
X-FACTOR PAPERBACK VOL 16 TOGETHER AGAIN FOR FIRST TIME
X-TREME X-MEN #5
ZOMBIES CHRISTMAS CAROL PAPERBACK
BATMAN HARDCOVER VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52)
MAGIC THE GATHERING PAPERBACK VOL 01
TICK BIG BLUE DESTINY COMP WORKS PAPERBACK
UNWRITTEN PAPERBACK VOL 03 DEAD MANS KNOCK (MATURE READER)