New Comics Day at Heroic Adventures
Every Wednesday at comic book shops everywhere, it’s New Comic book day!
Couldn’t resist…anyway, yup, all the newest comics release on Wednesday, and there is no better place to get your looky-picture-books than Heroic Adventures in Edwardsville. That includes your DC favorites like Batman and Superman, your Marvel heroes such as Wolverine and Iron Man, and Dark Horse’s Hellboy. Who wouldn’t like a giant horned demon fighting for humanity against every horror trope imaginable? He also drank rum with skeletons once.
Drew, Russel, and Tatiana (that’s an awesome supervillan-esque name) were all there, imparting comic wisdom and suggestions earlier today. Drew and Tatiana both recommended Auteur, a new comic releasing today, and I would NOT go to the Google Image section when you look it up…at least not while at work or near small children that revere Abe Lincoln. Russell recomended the new Tomb Raider comic based off the new game that released last year. Also of note is Forever Evil, with an unmasked, very battered Nightwing, AKA, Dick Grayson on the cover. Is he going to die?! Read and find out! (Buy the comic first.)
Heroic has way more to offer than just comics, it’s your one stop shop for every Magic The Gathering card, action figure, board game, tabletop game, and nerd memorabilia you could think of. Want to get the new Born of the Gods Magic set? Buy tons of packs, then you should probably buy some more. They have a slew of action figures, even Link from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword! He has interchangeable parts and his YOU CAN CHANGE HIS FACE FROM NEUTRAL TO ANGRY! Oh, and they have Justice League drink ware. That should be all I have to say on the subject.
I’ll admit it, I am kind of a Batman fanboy (i.e. whore) and I mostly stick to Batman comics. Now it wasn’t out today, but the Batman series that released at the roll out of the New 52 event two years ago is what everyone, Batman fan or not, needs to be reading. Written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Greg Capullo, Batman looks at everything in a new light. That includes Bruce Wayne’s transformation into Batman, how he handles a threat he never knew existed, and a terrifying new look at the Joker. Just to give a clue, Joker has his own face cut off, wears it like a horrifying mask, and goes to scary, dark places I never thought even he would go. I won’t lie, this picture creeped the hell out of me when I saw it. Now get up to Heroic Adventures and pick up the Batman Court of Owls, Death of the Family, and the ongoing Zero Year. Snyder’s has a new series called The Wake that needs to be checked out, it’s too epic and crazy to explain why (hint, it involves mermen).
Ok, Batman tangent over. Seriously, Heroic is pretty great. They have other events and games besides the weekly New Comics, neato things like tournaments for various games and FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! You like free? You like comic? I’m sure you like day, but the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day, and you can get a plethora of freebies and even win prizes. It’s a great way to sample some new comics to see if you like them before you buy. Go in on a Wednesday sometime, and check out the new stuff and have the staff recommend something for you, they are pretty reliable. I promise, you get no Comic Book Guy attitude/snark.