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  Plus not every series will have a villains book that month, for example Catwoman, and Suicide Squad will not be published for the month of September.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 THIS WEEK FOR 10/03/12!

Hey All,
Here is this weeks list of all stuff good.  These items will be available for sale on Wednesday this week.  The big one a lot of people are waiting for is the Avengers Vs. X-men #12.  Look over the list and let us know in the comments what you are looking forward to picking up.

ACTION COMICS #13
ACTION COMICS #13 COMBO PACK
ADVENTURE TIME 5-IN BEEMO ACTION FIGURE
ADVENTURES OF A COMIC CON GIRL #1 (OF 3) (MATURE READER)
ADVENTURES OF A COMIC CON GIRL #2 (OF 3) (MATURE READER)
AGE OF APOCALYPSE #8
AGE OF APOCALYPSE PAPERBACK VOL 01 X-TERMINATED
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #695
ANIMAL MAN #13
ARKHAM ASYLUM DELUXE TITAN JOKER ACTION FIGURE
ASM YOUNG READERS NOVEL PAPERBACK VOL 03 DR OCTOPUS
AVENGERS ACADEMY #38
AVENGERS PARTY FAVOR PACK 8PK
AVENGERS PARTY INVITATIONS 8PK
AVENGERS STICKER (C: 0-1-3)
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 (OF 12) AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 (OF 12) GRANOV PROMO VARIANT AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 (OF 12) KUBERT VARIANT AVX
AVX VS #6 (OF 6)
AVX VS #6 (OF 6) IMMONEN FIGHT POSTER VARIANT
AXE COP PRESIDENT O/T WORLD #3 (OF 3) NEW PRINTING
BATMAN CONFETTI
BATMAN SCOOBY DOO HALLOWEEN FEST #1
BATMAN STREAMER-CREPE
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT HARDCOVER VOL 01 KNIGHT TERRORS
BATWING #13
BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #2 (OF 4) (MATURE READER)
BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #2 (OF 4) COMBO PACK (MATURE READER)
BIONIC WOMAN #5
BOYS #71 (MATURE READER)
CAPTAIN AMERICA STICKER
CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 2ND PRINTING MCGUINNESS VARIANT
CHARMED #24 (MATURE READER)
CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #183 OWL
COMIC SHOP NEWS 90CT BUNDLE #1320
CREEPY COMICS #10
CRIMINAL DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER VOL 02 (MATURE READER)
CROW #4
DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #1 (OF 8)
DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG #117 WONDER GIRL
DEFENDERS #11
DETECTIVE COMICS #13
DIAL H #5
DISNEY TRADITIONS NBX OOGIE BOOGIE FIG
DOCTOR WHO VOL 3 #1
EARTH 2 #5
FAIREST #8 (MATURE READER)
FAIRIES MAGAZINE #9
FATALE #8 (MATURE READER)
FERALS #9 (MATURE READER)
FUTURAMA COMICS #63
GAME OF THRONES #8 (MATURE READER)
GAME OF THRONES #9 (MATURE READER)
GARFIELD #6
GFT BAD GIRLS #3 (OF 5) A CVR QUALANO (MATURE READER)
GI COMBAT #5
GREAT PACIFIC PROMO POSTER
GREEN ARROW #13
GREEN LANTERN #13
GUARDING THE GLOBE #2
HACK SLASH #18 CVR A MERHOFF (MATURE READER)
HALO FALL OF REACH HARDCOVER
HARVEST #3 (OF 5) (MATURE READER)
HOMECOMING #2 CVR A LASIO
HYPERNATURALS #4 MAIN CVRS
I VAMPIRE PAPERBACK VOL 01 TAINTED LOVE
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA RISE OF ECLIPSO PAPERBACK
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #1
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN COMIC READER PAPERBACK #3
MINIMUM CARNAGE ALPHA #1
MUPPETS #4 (OF 4)
NOWHERE MEN PROMO POSTER
PATHFINDER #2
PREVIEWS #289 OCTOBER 2012
ROAD TO OZ #2 (OF 6)
ROBYN HOOD #1 (OF 5) A CVR BASALDUA (MATURE READER)
ROBYN HOOD #1 (OF 5) B CVR HORN (MATURE READER)
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #26
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #6
SPIDER-MAN NOTHING STOP JUGGERNAUT PREM HARDCOVER
STAR WARS OMNIBUS CLONE WARS PAPERBACK VOL 02 ENEMY SIDES
STORMWATCH #13
SUPERMAN BATMAN SORCERER KINGS PAPERBACK
SWAMP THING #13
SWEET TOOTH #38 (MATURE READER)
THE LONE RANGER #10
THIEF OF THIEVES #9
TWELVE PAPERBACK VOL 02
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN BY NICK SPENCER PAPERBACK VOL 01
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 SKOTTIE VARIANT LITHOS (BUNDLE OF 20)
UNCANNY X-FORCE #32
UNCANNY X-MEN #19 AVX
V FOR VENDETTA BOOK AND MASK SET (MATURE READER)
WALKING DEAD HARDCOVER VOL 02 (MATURE READER)
VOLTRON #8
WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM PAPERBACK VOL 02 (MATURE READER)
WAR GODDESS #10 (MATURE READER)
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #16 (MATURE READER)
WORLDS FINEST #5

URGENT SHIPPING UPDATE ON BATMAN INCORPORATED #3

We just received this email from DC Comics we thought we should pass along the information.

URGENT SHIPPING UPDATE ON BATMAN INCORPORATED #3

Out of respect for the victims and families in Aurora, Colorado DC Entertainment has made the decision to postpone the release of BATMAN INCORPORATED #3 for one month because the comic contains content that may be perceived as insensitive in light of recent events. We request that retailers do not make this issue available as previously solicited. Its new on sale date is August 22, 2012.

This includes all versions of BATMAN INCORPORATED #3, previously set to go on sale 7/25 and arriving at retail on Tuesday 7/24 and Wednesday 7/25:

MAY 120220 BATMAN INCORPORATED #3
MAY 120221 BATMAN INCORPORATED #3 VARIANT EDITION
MAY 120222 BATMAN INCORPORATED #3 BLACK & WHITE VARIANT EDITION
MAY 120223 BATMAN INCORPORATED #3 COMBO PACK

Please note that the Digital version of this title will also be postponed.

 

Sorry Batman Inc fans you are going to have to wait for the next issue.