Comic Quest Weekly for 2/24/2019

Comic Quest Weekly for 2/24/2019

COMIC QUEST’S PULL & HOLD SERVICES…NOTES FROM THE INSIDE!(Part 3)

Over the last two weeks we have talked a bit about how the P&H services for CQ works…or in some cases, doesn’t work. The following are some of the glitches that we see from time to time that makes our P&H service an inexact practice. The first thing that you need to know is that the majority of our titles can have the number of books ordered, up or down, three weeks prior to them shipping.  If a comic is ongoing we have a sales history to look at that typically tells us how many Uncanny X-men or Aquaman comics to order each month. Occasionally a specific story-line, the introduction of a new character or some blinding artwork can increase the popularity of a title quickly. When this happens we will usually sell out immediately both in the store and our distributor. In that case, many comic book companies will authorize a second printing. 

        We have seen the rise of the short term speculator sites on the internet who, at the last minute, usually the day before the book ships, encourage collectors to buy comic X because it is thought to be sold higher than cover price. This is why we recently had to restrict the purchases of new comics to one per person unless customers have pre-ordered more than one copy.  It is not uncommon to see little to no interest in a title and the day it ships have multiple calls for comic x,y, z that we could have ordered two months ago or 3 weeks ago, but saw little sales potential in it.   

       From time to time we experience human mistakes such as putting someone’s books in the wrong file or laying a pile of books down and forgetting to put them in the file they belong. Occasionally our P&H software lets us down and does not tell us to pull a book that is in the system. We can also have subscribers add new titles to their file and if we aren’t observant we can not have enough copies for subscribers suddenly when the book ships(especially if new subscribers are adding titles 3 weeks prior to them shipping). Damaged books that arrive can also temporarily create shortage issues for files. 

      In short, running a subscription service for comics can be tricky. We strive to do the best job we can but there are many variables to successfully finding your sub books in your file. We always appreciate your patience when it comes to offering this service at CQ.

 

 

Diamond Select Toys and NECA Go Big With Godzilla Figures

A monstrous blockbuster is approaching theaters in a few months in Godzilla: King of the Monsters and toy companies are gearing up with their Godzilla collectibles! 

Diamond Select Toys revealed some of their classic Godzilla statues and Vinimates while NECA unveiled their figures for the upcoming movie. 

All of these products will be available to pre-order at Comic Quest in the near future.

Take a look at the photos below! 

Diamond Select Toys

 
 

NECA

NEW ARRIVALS!

 

HEROES IN CRISIS #6 (OF 9) 3.99

 

HEROES IN CRISIS #6 (OF 9)

 
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mitch Gerads

Get a deeper look into the inner workings of Sanctuary. When heroes visited the facility, they relived their trauma through virtual reality, contending with the events that brought them there in the hope of reaching a meaningful resolution. That is, until the trauma took over and escalated these personal events into a full-blown crisis! Find out what pushed one of the superheroes over the edge and how it broke the machine. This special issue reunites the Eisner Award-winning MISTER MIRACLE team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads!

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 CVR A 3.99

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 CVR A MAIN TAYLOR
(W) Jordie Bellaire (A) Dan Mora (CA) Matthew Taylor

The reimagining of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking series continues as Drusilla, the self-proclaimed
Mistress and her pet, Spike, make their debut with their sights set on Buffy! Meanwhile, Giles is determined to teach Buffy about her destiny, responsibility, blah blah…can someone tell him to chill? How bad can it get? Welcome back to the Hellmouth!

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #2 3.99

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #2

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

FLASH #65 THE PRICE 3.99

FLASH #65 THE PRICE

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

“THE PRICE” finale! 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 X-TREMISTS #1 (OF 5) 3.99

AGE OF X-MAN X-TREMISTS #1 (OF 5)

(W) Leah Williams (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Rahzzah

ENTER THE AGE OF X-MAN!
A perfect world doesn’t just…happen. It needs to be cultivated. That’s where the X-Tremists come in. Psylocke, Iceman, Northstar, Blob, Jubilee and Moneta protect people from threats they won’t even know existed, including the most insidious threat of all – love.

JIM HENSON LABYRINTH UNDER SPELL #1 MAIN 7.99

JIM HENSON LABYRINTH UNDER SPELL #1 MAIN

(W) Shane-Michael Vidaurri, Michael Dialynas, Sina Grace (A) Sarah Webb, Boya Sun, Michael Dialynas (CA) Rebekah Isaacs
An all new collection of never before seen stories from Jim Henson’s beloved fantasy classic Labyrinth, including the secret history of Sir Didymus and the vow he once made to guard the bridge over the Bog of Eternal Stench.

THIS WEEK IN TOYS/STATUES

DRAGONBALL SUPER MOVIE SON GOKU 20TH FILM LTD FIG 24.99

From Banpresto. Somehow all of the charm and energy of the Dragon Ball franchise shines through this limited edition figure of Goku based on his appearance for the poster for the 20th film in the franchise: Dragon Ball Super the Movie. With a smile on his face and staff in hand, there’s not an ounce of fear in this 9 1/8″ design that simultaneously captures Goku’s best qualities while still bringing to mind all of the greatest fights from the beloved series! 

DRAGONBALL SUPER MOVIE SON GOKU 20TH FILM LTD FIG

X-MEN 92 PHOENIX FURIOUS POWER ARTFX+ STATUE 79.99

X-MEN 92 PHOENIX FURIOUS POWER ARTFX+ STATUE

From Kotobukiya. New Production Run! Kotobukiya presents a line of highly collectible ARTFX+ figures inspired by the golden age of the X-Men series! The highly collectible 1/10 scale figures of the X-Men ’92series are rendered in the bold, dynamic style of the popular X-Men animated series, their simplistic sculpting and vivid colors making them look as if they’ve jumped straight out of an animation cel. The fifth character to join the series is the super mutant Jean Grey, who becomes the  powerful Phoenix when a mysterious power known as the Phoenix Force is awoken in her during the Phoenix Saga of the animated series. The Dark Phoenix Saga features one of the most memorable and emotional conclusions in the series, and this ARTFX+ statue’s generous scale reflect Phoenix’s importance in the storyline. Following in the footsteps of Professor X’s large hover chair, Phoenix’s base is outfitted with a  massive “Phoenix Force” effect part, depicting the hero floating in mid-air as she calls forth her bottomless power. Like the other X-Men ’92statues, Phoenix does not have magnets installed in her feet.

KING KONG VS GODZILLA 1962 GODZILLA S.H. MONSTERARTS AF

KING KONG VS GODZILLA 1962 GODZILLA S.H. MONSTERARTS AF (NET

From Tamashii Nations. Who will win: King Kong or Godzilla? This portrayal of Godzilla as seen in the classic 1962 film King Kong vs Godzilla just might let you find out! Known as “Kin-goji” among Japanese fans, this portrayal of the character includes vintage-themed light beam effect parts. The set also comes with a stand. 

MY HERO ACADEMIA AMAZING HEROES V1 MIDORIYA FIG 24.99

MY HERO ACADEMIA AMAZING HEROES V1 MIDORIYA FIG
 

From Banpresto. It's no easy feat to capture all of the energy and style of My Hero Academia,
but Banpresto's new The Amazing Heroes figure series succeeds with its first release inspired
by Izuku Midoriya (or Deku) in the middle of an all-or-nothing fight at a height of 5 1/2" 
tall! He's depicted mid-jump in his hero costume with his arm pulled back for what's sure to 
be an epic One For All punch. 

Trade-paperbacks of the Week!

IRON FIST DEADLY HANDS KUNG FU TP COMPLETE COLLECTION 39.99

IRON FIST DEADLY HANDS KUNG FU TP COMPLETE COLLECTION (MR)

 
(W) Chris Claremont, Bill Mantlo, More (A) Rudy Nebres, Marshall Rogers, More (CA) Ken Barr

Danny Rand, wielder of the peerless power of the Iron Fist, must defend the mystical realm of K’un-Lun – but Dhasha Khan has a plan that will test Iron Fist’s mettle unlike ever before! The warrior-sorcerer seeks the spirit of the Firebird, a woman protected by Iron Fist – but Khan has the Silver Dragon at his side, someone with a deep and disturbing connection to Danny Rand! It’s a confrontation that risks Iron Fist’s very soul, brought to you by master storyteller Chris Claremont and artist Rudy Nebres, whose lush inkwash illustrations convey the power and majesty of martial arts like none other! Also featuring the solo adventures of Iron Fist’s colleagues Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, the Daughters of the Dragon! Collecting material from DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU (1974) #10, #18-24, #29, #31-33 and SPECIAL; and BIZARRE ADVENTURES #25.

 
BOMBSHELLS UNITED TP VOL 03 TAPS 16.99
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS TP VOL 03 UPRISING
 
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Mirka Andolfo, Laura Braga, Sandy Jarrell, Pasquale Qualano (CA) Ant Lucia

As World War II rages across Europe in these stories from issues #13-18, the Allied forces issue a call to arms for the greatest heroines the world has ever known! With an old villain arising from beyond the grave, Aquawoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Zatanna, Catwoman and Raven must aid the Allied forces, while at home a brave group of Batgirls must defend the homeland!  

 
SHAZAM ORIGINS TP NEW ED 12.99
SHAZAM ORIGINS TP NEW ED
(W) Geoff Johns (A) Gary Frank (CA) Photo
Brought to the feet of the magical wizard Shazam at the Rock of Eternity, Billy Batson is imbued with powers beyond any mortal man. By shouting the wizard’s name – Shazam! – the young teen is mystically transformed into the powerhouse known as Captain Marvel! Now given abilities that make him Earth’s Mightiest Mortal at the utterance of a simple phrase, will Billy make the right choices and do what it takes to become a hero? Or will he succumb to the poor choices of youth-and the villainous Black Adam? Collects Justice League #0 and 21 and backup stories from issues #7-11, 14-16 and 18-20 with a photo cover from the upcoming Warner Bros. film starring Zachary Levi!
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING TP VOL 04 JUST RIGHT 14.99
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING TP VOL 04 JUST RIGHT
 
(W) Grace Kraft (A) Rii Abrego (CA) Missy Pena

After so much time defending the Earth, Steven and the Crystal Gems know the value of teamwork and asking for help. Join Steven on a series of one-on-one adventures with your favorite characters from around Beach City. Writer Grace Kraft (Ornithia) and artist Rii Abrego (Rick and Morty) guide Steven and the Crystal Gems as they learn what it means to rely on one another in these all-new stories from Cartoon Network ‘s Steven Universe.

MASTER LIST OF STUFF ARRIVING THIS WEEK!

ACTION COMICS #1008 3.99
ACTION COMICS #1008 VAR 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN X-TREMISTS #1 (OF 5) 3.99
ALIEN COVENANT NEOMORPH PX 1/18 SCALE FIGURE 19.99
ALIEN COVENANT XENOMORPH PX 1/18 SCALE FIGURE 19.99
ALIENS RESISTANCE #2 CVR A 3.99
ALIENS RESISTANCE #2 CVR B 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 4.99
ANCIENT MAGUS BRIDE GN VOL 10 12.99
ARCHIE 3000 TP 10.99
ASPEN COMICS 2019 YEAR AHEAD 0.25
AVANT-GUARDS #2 (OF 12) MAIN 3.99
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #3 (OF 10) 3.99
BARBARELLA TP VOL 02 HARD LABOR 17.99
BARBIE #1 3.99
BATGIRL #32 3.99
BATGIRL #32 VAR 3.99
BATMAN BEYOND #29 3.99
BATMAN BEYOND #29 VAR 3.99
BATMAN SHADOW OF THE BAT TP VOL 04 24.99
BLACK HAMMER AGE OF DOOM #8 3.99
BLACK PANTHER #9 3.99
BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL #5 (OF 5) 3.99
BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #4 CVR A 3.99
BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #4 CVR B 3.99
BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #4 CVR D 3.99
BOMBSHELLS UNITED TP VOL 03 TAPS 16.99
BONE PARISH #7 (OF 12) 3.99
BOOKS OF MAGIC #5 3.99
BPRD VAMPIRE SECOND EDITION TP 19.99
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 CVR A 3.99
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 CVR B 3.99
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 CVR C 3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #8 3.99
CAPTAIN MARVEL BRAVER & MIGHTIER #1 3.99
CLANKILLERS TP VOL 01 14.99
COLD SPOTS TP 16.99
CRIMSON LOTUS #4 (OF 5) 3.99
CYBER FORCE AWAKENING TP VOL 02 16.99
DAREDEVIL #2 3.99
DC ESSENTIALS HARLEY QUINN AF 26
DC ESSENTIALS NIGHTWING AF 26
DC WONDER WOMAN JEWELRY SET WITH MIRROR 27.99
DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 23 MERCS FOR MONEY 34.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #999 3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #999 VAR 3.99
DIE DIE DIE #8 3.99
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADVERGE 9 10PC MINI FIG DIS
DRAGONBALL SUPER MOVIE SON GOKU 20TH FILM LTD FIG 24.99
DRAGONBALL SUPER MOVIE ULT SOLDIERS BROLY FIG 24.99
DRAGONBALL SUPER MOVIE ULT SOLDIERS SS GOD GOKU FIG 24.99
EUTHANAUTS TP VOL 01 GROUND CONTROL 19.99
FAITH DREAMSIDE TP 9.99
FANTASTIC FOUR #7 3.99
FANTASTIC FOUR #7 MCKONE 3.99
FIGHT CLUB 3 #2 CVR A MACK 3.99
FIGHT CLUB 3 #2 CVR B STEWART 3.99
FINAL FANTASY LOST STRANGER GN VOL 02 13
FIREFLY #4 MAIN 3.99
FIREFLY #4 VAR 3.99
FLASH #65 THE PRICE 3.99
FLASH #65 VAR THE PRICE 3.99
FORGOTTEN QUEEN #1 CVR A 3.99
FORGOTTEN QUEEN #1 CVR B 3.99
FORGOTTEN QUEEN #1 CVR C FISH 3.99
FORGOTTEN QUEEN #1 CVR F #1-4 PREORDER BUNDLE ED 3.99
FREEDOM FIGHTERS #3 (OF 12) 3.99
FRIDAY THE 13TH JASON VOORHEES BURST A BOX 50
GFT DAY OF THE DEAD TP VOL 01 19.99
GODZILLA CHIBI FIG 6 PACK DIORAMA
GODZILLA LARGE VINYL 12IN SCALE FIG
GOING INTO TOWN LOVE LETTER TO NEW YORK TP 18
GREEN LANTERN BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 01 24.99
GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2019 GIANT SIZE #1 CVR A 5.99
GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2019 GIANT SIZE #1 CVR B 5.99
GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2019 GIANT SIZE #1 CVR C 5.99
GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2019 GIANT SIZE #1 CVR D 5.99
HARDCORE #3 (MR) 3.99
HELLBOY AND BPRD 1956 #4 (OF 5) 3.99
HEROES IN CRISIS #6 (OF 9) 3.99
HEROES IN CRISIS #6 (OF 9) VAR 3.99
HEX WIVES #5 3.99
ICE CREAM MAN #10 CVR A 3.99
ICE CREAM MAN #10 CVR B 3.99
INFINITY WARS TP SLEEPWALKER 15.99
INVADER ZIM #40 CVR A 3.99
INVADER ZIM #40 CVR B 3.99
INVADERS #2 3.99
IRON FIST DEADLY HANDS KUNG FU TP COMPLETE COLLECTION 39.99
JIM HENSON LABYRINTH UNDER SPELL #1 MAIN 7.99
JIM HENSON LABYRINTH UNDER SPELL #1 VAR 7.99
JAMES WARREN HC EMPIRE OF MONSTERS CREEPY VAMPIRELLA 29.99
JOHN CARPENTER TALES OF SCI FI TWITCH #3 (OF 5) 3.99
JOHN WICK #5 (OF 5) CVR A 3.99
JOHN WICK #5 (OF 5) CVR B 3.99
JOHN WICK #5 (OF 5) CVR C 3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #6 3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #6 VAR 3.99
KING KONG VS GODZILLA 1962 GODZILLA S.H. MONSTERARTS AF
LIFE IS STRANGE #4 CVR A 3.99
LIFE IS STRANGE #4 CVR B 3.99
MAN-EATERS #6 CVR A 3.99
MAN-EATERS #6 CVR B 3.99
MAN-EATERS TP VOL 01 12.99
MARTIAN MANHUNTER #3 (OF 12) 3.99
MARTIAN MANHUNTER #3 (OF 12) VAR 3.99
MARVEL ANTMAN & THE WASP ARTFX+ STATUE 84.99
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #2 4.99
MARVEL KNIGHTS PUNISHER BY PEYER & GUTIERREZ TP TAXI WARS 24.99
MARVEL VENOM LOGO PX NEO 3930 FLEXFIT CAP 26
MEGA GHOST #3 (OF 5) 3.99
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #36 FOC 3.99
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #36 MAIN 3.99
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #36 PREORDER 3.99
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #40 3.99
MR AND MRS X TP VOL 01 LOVE AND MARRIAGE 17.99
MY HERO ACADEMIA AMAZING HEROES V1 MIDORIYA FIG 24.99
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN GRANDISTA SHINOBI REL NARUTO 2 FIG 24.99
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY #7 3.99
NINJA-K TP VOL 03 FALLOUT 14.99
NULL FAERIES #2 3.99
OLD LADY HARLEY #5 (OF 5) 3.99
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #39 3.99
PETER CANNON THUNDERBOLT #2 3.99
POP ANIMATION FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST S1 EDWARD ELRIC VIN FIG 10.99
POP ANIMATION FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST S1 ROY MUSTANG VIN FIG 10.99
PREVIEWS #366 MARCH 2019 3.99
PUNKS NOT DEAD LONDON CALLING #1 3.99
REALM #11 CVR A HAUN & FILARDI 3.99
REDLANDS #11 3.99
REDNECK TP VOL 03 LONGHORNS 16.99
RICK & MORTY #47 CVR A 3.99
RICK & MORTY #47 CVR B 3.99
ROSE #17 3.99
SANDMAN TP VOL 05 A GAME OF YOU 30TH ANNIV ED 19.99
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #2 3.99
SHAZAM #3 3.99
SHAZAM #3 VAR 3.99
SHAZAM ORIGINS TP NEW ED 12.99
SIDEWAYS #13 2.99
SILENCER #14 3.99
SIM CITY #1 (OF 1) DAVE TO KILL FOR 4
SKYWARD TP VOL 02 HERE THERE BE DRAGONFLIES 16.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #14 CVR A 3.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #14 CVR B 3.99
SOULFIRE VOL 7 #8 3.99
SPAWN #294 CVR A 2.99
SPAWN #294 CVR B 2.99
SPAWN #294 CVR C 2.99
SPIDER-GEDDON TP COVERT OPS 17.99
STAR TREK Q CONFLICT #2 (OF 6) CVR A 3.99
STAR TREK Q CONFLICT #2 (OF 6) CVR B 3.99
STAR TREK VS TRANSFORMERS #5 (OF 5) CVR A 3.99
STAR TREK VS TRANSFORMERS #5 (OF 5) CVR B 3.99
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #29 3.99
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #29 NOWLAN 3.99
STEPHEN MCCRANIES SPACE BOY TP VOL 03 10.99
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #25 4.99
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING TP VOL 04 JUST RIGHT 14.99
SUB-MARINER TP DEPTHS (NEW PTG) 17.99
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #3 3.99
SUPERMAN HC VOL 01 THE UNITY SAGA 24.99
TERRIFICS #13 2.99
TRUE BELIEVERS CAPTAIN MARVEL BETRAYED #1 1
TYPHOID FEVER TP 12.99
UNEXPECTED CALL OF THE UNKNOWN TP 19.99
WEATHERMAN TP VOL 01 17.99
WEST COAST AVENGERS #8 3.99
WICKED & DIVINE #42 3.99
WONDER WOMAN #65 3.99
WONDER WOMAN #65 VAR 3.99
WYRD #2 3.99
X-FORCE #3 3.99
X-MEN 92 PHOENIX FURIOUS POWER ARTFX+ STATUE 79.99
ZORRO LEGENDARY ADVENTURES #3 MAIN CVR 3.99

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