Comic Quest Weekly for 2/10/2019

Comic Quest Weekly for 2/10/2019

COMIC QUEST’S PULL & HOLD SERVICES…NOTES FROM THE INSIDE!(Part 1)

As most of you know, CQ offers a free pull and hold service. We thought it would be helpful for you to know how the service works and provide details of the deadlines and tasks involved in providing the service. We hope we can show how important it is to work within the parameters and constraints of the realities of our industry and the current retail environment as it relates to comic book entertainment stores.   First, lets address how orders are placed for our products. All comics, trade-paperbacks, toys, and collectibles are placed in our distributor’s catalog, Previews, three months prior to most of the comics appearing on the stand. Within thirty days of the Previews catalog appearing on our shelves, we have to place our initial orders for products which will not arrive for 60 days(Note: many other collectibles such as toys and statues, might take 3-8 months to arrive as many of them ship on a “slow boat” from other countries.) Most of these products, once ordered, have the numbers set. This means we are ordering thousands of dollars of merchandise each month that has no definite arrival date which makes for some interesting cash in/cash out headaches. Comic books are an exception in the sense that, 3 weeks prior to the most of the major comics appearing on the shelf, we have what is called FOC (final order cut-off). This is the date that numbers for Batman, Justice League or the new Conan have to be finalized. We can change the number up or down. After this date, we cannot increase or decrease our comic’s numbers. Our loyal subscribers help us in determining how much interest in a particular title we should order. Other variables that help us determine how many books to order include our history of sales for each title. We spend hours each month looking at this sales data on every title and every number of each title. Attempts are made to forecast an need for more copies due to a story line, a creative change or a guest appearances of other characters.
Next week in Part 2 we will look at the work involved weekly in processing the inventory as it enters our store.

NEW ARRIVALS!

FLASH #64 THE PRICE 3.99

FLASH #64 THE PRICE

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona (CA) Chris Burnham

“THE PRICE” part two! The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe take on the one cold case that will tear them apart!
As chief architect of the Sanctuary program that cost so much for so many, especially Wally West, Batman will be held accountable…by the Flash! 
A cold case from the Justice League’s past has mysteriously re-opened, and Batman and the Flash-the only two heroes who stand a chance of cracking the case-are at each other’s throats! Our heroes must combat a demon from the past while burying their own inner demons in the process…and neither the World’s Greatest Detective nor the Fastest Man Alive will ever be the same again! But who is really pulling the strings here? And how does Gotham Girl fit into all this? Friendships will be tested and blood will be spilled in this titanic crossover event…

AGE OF X-MAN NEXTGEN #1 (OF 5) 3.99

AGE OF X-MAN NEXTGEN #1 (OF 5)
 
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Marcus To (CA) Chris Bachalo

ENTER THE AGE OF X-MAN!
In an age of utopia, the Summers Institute for Higher Learning is the premiere school for the mutant community across the globe. Attendance is mandatory for all mutant children, as they learn to become the next generation of marvelous X-Men. But even in a utopian society, teenagers will always find a way to rebel… Follow Glob, Armor, Anole and Rockslide as they discover what it really means to live in an age of peace and harmony!

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #1 4.99

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #1

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Ron Garney (CA) Alex Ross

THE ANCIENT CULT OF KOGA THUN.  A MYSTICAL TREASURE.
AND THE ONLY MAN WHO CAN SAVE THE HYBORIAN AGE!
Adrift at sea. No food. No weapons. Death surely awaits him. But the lionhearted CONAN is  not so easily subdued, by Crom! When Conan finds himself captured, he unleashes his might on an unsuspecting pirate crew…one whose dark secrets will plunge Conan on the trail of an ancient treasure that may prove to be his undoing!   
An all-new age of SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN begins with a five-part tale of swords and sorcery by Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, INFINITY WARS) and illustrated by legendary artist Ron Garney (DAREDEVIL, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER) with covers by the incomparable Alex Ross, and breathtaking variant covers by Garney, Rahzzah, comics legend George Perez, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman!
Welcome to the deadly Hyborian Age-hope you survive the experience!

HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #1 3.99

HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #1 CVR A FRANCAVILLA (MR)

(W) Kevin Smith (A) Pernille Orum (CA) Francesco Francavilla

NEW STORY ARC!
“THE SILENT ERA,” Part One
Join film, podcast, and comics legend KEVIN SMITH (Green Arrow, Daredevil) and animation/illustration virtuoso PERNILLE RUM (DC Superhero Girls, Blush, Coral) for the glitz and gore of this all-new chapter of HIT-GIRL!
Our favorite adolescent assassin tears Tinsel Town a new one when she realizes her life’s being dramatized for the silver screen. Hit-Girl storms sets, wages war on fat-cat movie bosses, and lures old enemies out of hiding in this Californian bloodbath.

BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #3 (OF 6) 4.99

BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #3 (OF 6)

(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock

All the pieces are starting to fit together as the Batman Who Laughs acquires another key element in his plan-one that is linked to the founding fathers of Gotham City and to a legacy started by the Wayne family and protected by none other than Oswald Cobblepot. While the Penguin goes head-to-head with the darkest version of his mortal enemy, Batman is forced to compromise his principles and purge the serum that protects his heart from the deadly Joker Toxin! It’s a no-win situation as writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock return to the sociopath they created in “Black Mirror”: James Gordon Jr.

ARMY OF DARKNESS BUBBA HOTEP #1 3.99

ARMY OF DARKNESS BUBBA HOTEP #1 CVR B MANDRAKE

 
 
(W) Scott Duvall (A) Vincenzo Federici (CA) Tom Mandrake

Two cult classics clash for the first time in an epic crossover miniseries: ARMY OF DARKNESS VS. BUBBA HO-TEP. Ash embarks on a soul-searching road trip to Texas on a hunch that Elvis Presley may still be alive and kicking (and supposedly vanquished a mummy)! What follows is a series of universe-spanning events that involve an Elvis jumpsuit with special time-travel abilities, a trip to 70’s Vegas, plus the reveal of an evil new Book of the Dead, the Necronomicon Ho-Tep. Has Ash met his ultimate match when trading barbs with a 4,000-year-old, foul-mouthed mummy who sucks souls? Can his idol Elvis mentor him through a mid-life crisis before it becomes his final crisis? Join the adventure in a road-tripping, time-hopping groovy tale!

THIS WEEK IN TOYS/STATUES

CHILDS PLAY TALKING PIZZA FACE CHUCKY 15IN MEGA SCALE FIG 89.99

CHILDS PLAY TALKING PIZZA FACE CHUCKY 15IN MEGA SCALE FIG (C

New Production Run! Chucky has been revived! Due to a mishap at the Play Pals’ factory, Chucky has been given a new lease on life and a new opportunity to take over an unsuspecting soul. The Child’s Play 3: Talking Pizza Face Chucky features an all-new head sculpt, depicting Chucky’s mutilated face after a run in with the Grim Reaper’s scythe in the “Devil’s Lair.” Just as he did in the films, Chucky has lots to say from his trademark “Hi, I’m Chucky, and I’m your friend till the end!” to far more sinister phrases. Sporting his signature “Good Guys” overalls and stripped shirt, Chucky features 11 points of articulation, his trademark orange hair, and realistic glass eyes. He comes complete with a gun that fits neatly into his right hand. 

DBZ BULMAS VARIABLE NO 19 BIKE FIGURE-RISE MECH MDL KIT

DBZ BULMAS VARIABLE NO 19 BIKE FIGURE-RISE MECH MDL KIT (NET

From Bandai Hobby. An amazing vehicle used by Bulmato search for the Dragon Balls! It includes transforming abilities that allow it to change between motorcycle into a bi-pedal and trike mode. Also includes a Bulmafigure that has different hand and leg parts to allow her to pilot the controls for each mode and display base.  Runner x 16, stickers, water decals, springs x 2, Instruction Manual. Measures about 8″ tall. 

VICTORY GUNDAM GUN-EZ RE-100 SERIES MDL KIT

VICTORY GUNDAM GUN-EZ RE-100 SERIES MDL KIT

From Bandai Hobby. The long awaited Gun EZ fromMobile Suit Victory Gundam has arrived as a RE/100 model kit. The simple structure allows for easy assembly which makes it ideal for building your own squad of Gun-EZ’s. The units Beam Saber is stored in the shoulder and the Beam Bazooka is mounted on the rear armor. A Beam Shield made of PET materials with a hologram finish is also included. Included with the model: Beam Rifle x 1, Beam Saber x 1, Beam Shield x 1, Beam Bazooka x 1, Runners x 12, Stickers x 1 and Manual x 1. 

GHOSTBUSTERS SELECT AF SERIES 10 ASST

GHOSTBUSTERS SELECT AF SERIES 10 ASST
 
A Diamond Select Toys release! What did you do, Ray? The newest wave of Ghostbusters action figures continues to build 
the world of the Real Ghostbusters - and the firehouse diorama - with three new figures of Peter, Ray and the Stay-Puft 
Marshmallow Man! Based on their animated appearances with new jumpsuits, new head sculpts and new gear, Peter and Ray 
measure approximately 7 inches tall while the first-ever fully articulated Mr. Stay-Puft measures approximately 8 inches
tall! Plus, these three figures complete the firehouse diorama started in Series 6, so pick them up and complete the 
iconic front doors! Each comes packaged in the now-iconic, display-ready Select action figure packaging with side-panel 
artwork for shelf reference. Designed by Yuri Tming and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! 

Trade-paperbacks of the Week!

MISTER MIRACLE TP 24.99

MISTER MIRACLE TP (RES) (MR)

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mitch Gerads

The critically acclaimed 12-issue mini-series is collected. Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former Female Fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks. You might say Scott Free has everything…so why isn’t it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick-except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.

 
SPIDER-GEDDON TP 24.99
SPIDER-GEDDON TP
 
 
 
(W) Christos Gage, Dan Slott, More (A) Clayton Crain, More (A/CA) Jorge Molina

SPIDER-VERSE united every Spider-Person ever – now SPIDER-GEDDON will destroy them all! The Inheritors have escaped their radioactive prison planet and made their way to the Marvel Universe. As the villains draw first blood, a whole Spider-Army must reunite to keep them at bay! Starring Spider-Man, Otto Octavius, Spider-Gwen, Miles Morales, Spider-Woman, Spider-Punk, the live-action Japanese TV Spider-Man, the Spider-Man from the new PS4 video game and many more Spiders – including some brand-new ones! Prepare to meet Web-Slinger, Spidey of the Wild West! May Parker: Spider-Ma’am! And more! But as the threat they face builds, things do not look good for our web-heads and wall-crawlers. The end of the Spider-Verse is here! Collecting SPIDER-GEDDON #0-5 and VAULT OF SPIDERS #1-2.

 
DC THE NEW FRONTIER TP NEW ED BLACK LABEL 34.99
DC THE NEW FRONTIER TP NEW ED BLACK LABEL
 
 
 
 
(W) Darwyn Cooke (A/CA) Darwyn Cooke

The masked mystery men who fought for freedom in the Second World War have been outlawed. The soldiers and spies who conducted top-secret missions into the unknown now work in the shadows. And those icons who do still fight on — Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman — operate under hidden agendas and dueling ideologies.

Yet this America needs its heroes more than ever. With darkness gathering on the horizon once more, only a bold new generation of adventurers — young, daring, and dedicated to the better angels of our nature — is equal to the challenge of the New Frontier.

From Eisner Award-winning writer-artist Darwyn Cooke and Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart comes DC: The New Frontier– a timeless tale of idealism that has become one of the most acclaimed superhero comics of the 21st century. This edition collects the original 6-issue miniseries together with the Justice League: New Frontier Special, and features over 50 pages of designs, sketches and preliminary artwork from the author.

IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 02 GREEN DOOR 15.99
IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 02 GREEN DOOR
 
 
 
 
 
(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett, Lee Garbett, Martin Simmonds (CA) Alex Ross

Bruce Banner is alive and on the loose – and now the entire world knows it. Soon the Hulk finds himself hunted once again – this time by the government, Alpha Flight, the mysterious Shadow Base…and the Avengers! Someone’s going to find him first, but which option is least bad? It might not matter, because Bruce has bigger problems. Something terrible has infected him. Something with unspeakable plans for humanity. And the only one who knows about this dark infection…is the Hulk! Meanwhile, Carl “Crusher” Creel was just trying to live. Now, to save what he’s built for himself, he must do the impossible. The Absorbing Man must kill the Immortal Hulk! But the Hulk is the one thing standing between the world of the living – and the Green Door! Collecting IMMORTAL HULK #6-10.

MASTER LIST OF STUFF ARRIVING THIS WEEK!

ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 11 #5 MAIN 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN NEXTGEN #1 (OF 5) 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 3.99
ANCIENT DREAMS #8 WINTER CLASSICS CVR 3.99
ANNE BONNIE #9 3.99
ARCHIE & FRIENDS MUSIC JAM #1 2.99
ARMY OF DARKNESS BUBBA HOTEP #1 3.99
AUNTIE AGATHAS HOME FOR WAYWARD RABBITS #4 (OF 6) 3.99
AVATAR TSU TEYS PATH #2 CVR A 3.99
AVATAR TSU TEYS PATH #2 CVR B 3.99
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #1 (OF 10) 4.99
BATMAN THE CAPED CRUSADER TP VOL 02 29.99
BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #3 (OF 6) 4.99
BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #3 (OF 6) VAR 4.99
BETTIE PAGE #2 CVR A 3.99
BETTIE PAGE #2 CVR E 3.99
BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 07 14.99
BLACKBIRD #5 3.99
BLASTOSAURUS #6 3.99
BLOOM GN 17.99
CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 3.99
CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 VAR 3.99
CAPTAIN MARVEL EARTHS MIGHTIEST HERO TP VOL 05 24.99
CARSON OF VENUS FLAMES BEYOND #2 3.99
CHILDS PLAY TALKING PIZZA FACE CHUCKY 15IN MEGA SCALE FIG 89.99
CRIMINAL #2 3.99
CRYPT OF HORROR #38 29.95
DARK ARK #14 3.99
DAUGHTERS OF DRAGON MPGN TP 19.99
DB SUPER SSGSS SON GOKU FIGURE-RISE STD MDL KIT SPECIAL VER
DB SUPER SSGSS VEGETA FIGURE-RISE STD MDL KIT SPECIAL VER
DBZ BULMAS VARIABLE NO 19 BIKE FIGURE-RISE MECH MDL KIT
DC GALLERY METAL WONDER WOMAN PVC FIGURE 45
DC THE NEW FRONTIER TP NEW ED BLACK LABEL 34.99
DEAD MAN LOGAN #4 (OF 12) 3.99
DECADES MARVEL 50S TP CAPTAIN AMERICA STRIKES 24.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #998 3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #998 VAR 3.99
DICK TRACY DEAD OR ALIVE #4 (OF 4) 3.99
DINOSAUR EXPLORERS GN VOL 04 TRAPPED IN THE TRIASSIC 12.99
DISNEY AFTERNOON GIANT #3 5.99
DISNEY MASTERS HC VOL 06 CARPI SCROOGE GOLDEN RIVER 29.99
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #534 11.99
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE SPECIAL #51 11.99
EC ARCHIVES HC PIRACY 49.99
ELECTRIC WARRIORS #4 (OF 6) 3.99
EXCALIBUR EPIC COLL TP GIRLS SCHOOL HECK 39.99
EXCITING COMICS #1 1.99
FAIRY TALE BATTLE ROYALE GN VOL 02 12.99
FLASH #64 BLANK THE PRICE 3.99
FLASH #64 THE PRICE 3.99
FLASH #64 VAR THE PRICE 3.99
FUNKO SAVAGE WORLD HALLOWEEN MICHAEL MYERS AF 12.99
GFT TALES OF TERROR VOL 4 #12 CVR A 3.99
GFT TALES OF TERROR VOL 4 #12 CVR B 3.99
GFT TALES OF TERROR VOL 4 #12 CVR C 3.99
GHOSTBUSTERS MARSHMALLOW EGON AF PX 19.99
GHOSTBUSTERS SELECT AF SERIES 10 ASST
GIDEON FALLS #11 CVR A 3.99
GO GO POWER RANGERS #17 3.99
GO GO POWER RANGERS #17 VAR 3.99
GO-SAURER HG ELDORAN 1/300 PLASTIC MDL KIT
GOD OF WAR #4 (OF 4) 3.99
GODDESS MODE #3 3.99
GUNNING FOR HITS #2 3.99
HEY KIDS COMICS TP 16.99
HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #1 CVR A 3.99
HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #1 CVR B 3.99
HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #1 CVR C 3.99
HIT-GIRL TP VOL 03 ROME 14.99
HOUSE OF WHISPERS #6 3.99
IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 02 GREEN DOOR 15.99
INFINITY WARPS TP TWO-IN-ONE 29.99
INFINITY WARS TP 34.99
IRONHEART #3 3.99
JAMES BOND ORIGIN #6 3.99
JUNGLE GIRLS HC 29.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #8 3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #8 VAR ED 3.99
KICK-ASS #12 CVR A 3.99
KICK-ASS #12 CVR B 3.99
KICK-ASS #12 CVR C 3.99
KICK-ASS #12 CVR D 3.99
LAST SPACE RACE #3 3.99
LIVEWIRE #3 3.99
LOLLIPOP KIDS #3 3.99
MAGIC ORDER #6 (OF 6) CVR A 3.99
MAGIC ORDER #6 (OF 6) CVR B 3.99
MARVEL GALLERY SQUIRREL GIRL COMIC PVC FIGURE 45
MARVELS ANNOTATED #1 (OF 4) 7.99
MISTER MIRACLE TP 24.99
MR AND MRS X #8 3.99
MS MARVEL #38 3.99
MSH ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN WEB OF INTRIGUE #1 3.99
MURDER FALCON #5 3.99
MUSKETEERS TP 19.99
NEIL GAIMANS & CHARLES VESS STARDUST TP NEW ED 19.99
OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #12 3.99
ONE-12 COLLECTIVE DC JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE TACTICAL BATMAN AF
OUTER DARKNESS #4 3.99
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 05 15.99
POP ANIMATION FLCL NAOTA VIN FIG 11.99
POP ANIMATION RICK & MORTY NOOB NOOB VINYL FIGURE 11.99
POP ANIMATION RICK & MORTY TEACHER RICK VINYL FIGURE 11.99
POP DISNEY WRECK IT RALPH 2 FUN BUN FIG 11.99
POP DISNEY WRECK IT RALPH 2 RALPH FIG 11.99
POP GAMES FORTNITE S1 BLACK KNIGHT VINYL FIG 11.99
POP GAMES FORTNITE S1 BRITE BOMBER VINYL FIG 11.99
POP TV MONEY HEIST BERLIN VINYL FIGURE 11.99
POP TV MONEY HEIST DENVER VINYL FIGURE 11.99
POP TV MONEY HEIST PROFESSOR VINYL FIGURE 11.99
POP TV MONEY HEIST TOKIO VINYL FIGURE 11.99
PRE CODE CLASSICS HAND OF FATE HC VOL 02 44.99
PTSD GN 24.99
PUNISHER #8 3.99
RAT QUEENS #14 3.99
RED HOOD OUTLAW #31 3.99
RED HOOD OUTLAW #31 VAR 3.99
ROBYN HOOD OUTLAW #1 CVR A 3.99
ROBYN HOOD OUTLAW #1 CVR B 3.99
RUMBLE TP VOL 05 THINGS REMOTE 16.99
RUNAWAYS #18 3.99
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #1 4.99
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #34 3.99
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #34 VAR 3.99
SHATTERSTAR #5 (OF 5) 3.99
SILVER AGE CLASSICS TALES OF MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER HC VOL 02 44.99
SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO #3 (OF 4) CVR A 3.99
SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO #3 (OF 4) CVR B 3.99
SPIDER-GEDDON TP 24.99
SPIDER-GWEN GHOST SPIDER #5 3.99
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #46 3.99
STAR WARS A-WING STARFIGHTER 1/144 MDL KIT
STAR WARS AOR COUNT DOOKU #1 3.99
STAR WARS AOR COUNT DOOKU #1 CONCEPT 3.99
STAR WARS AOR COUNT DOOKU #1 MOVIE 3.99
STAR WARS CAPTAIN PHASMA 1/12 MDL KIT
STAR WARS DEATH TROOPER 1/12 MDL KIT
STAR WARS HAN SOLO IMPERIAL CADET #4 (OF 5) 3.99
STAR WARS STAR DESTROYER 1/14500 MDL KIT
STAR WARS X-WING FIGHTER 1/144 MDL KIT
STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #10 3.99
SUICIDE SQUAD HELL TO PAY TP 14.99
SUPERGIRL #27 3.99
SUPERGIRL #27 VAR 3.99
SUPERMAN #8 3.99
SUPERMAN #8 VAR 3.99
THOR #10 3.99
THOR #10 SKRULLS 3.99
THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR MARTIAN MANHUNT TP 16.99
TITANS #34 3.99
TITANS #34 VAR 3.99
TITANS TP VOL 05 THE SPARK 19.99
TMNT ONGOING #91 3.99
TOMB RAIDER COLORING BOOK TP 14.99
TRUE BELIEVERS CAPTAIN MAR-VELL#1 1
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #41 3.99
VAMPIRELLA DEJAH THORIS #5 3.99
VAMPIRELLA VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL #1 4.99
VICTORY GUNDAM GUN-EZ RE-100 SERIES MDL KIT
WARNING #4 3.99
WILLIAM GIBSON ALIEN 3 #4 CVR A 3.99
WILLIAM GIBSON ALIEN 3 #4 CVR B 3.99
WINTER SOLDIER #3 (OF 5) 3.99
WIZARD BEACH #3 (OF 5) 3.99
WONDER TWINS #1 (OF 6) 3.99
WONDER TWINS #1 (OF 6) VAR 3.99
WONDER WOMAN #64 3.99
WONDER WOMAN #64 VAR 3.99
ZINNOBER #7 3.99

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