Less than 18 more days till the 4th Anniversary of the store celebration. Bob Layton will be on hand signing and doing sketches. We will have various back issues on hand from his work on Iron Man, Thor, and even the issue of the Star Wars cover he did. The first appearance of the Huntress which he helped create will also be available.
Want to learn more about Bob Layton? Here is his webpage. http://www.boblayton.com/bio/
Feel free to let everyone you think would be interested know that Bob Layton is making it to Rodman Comics on October 4th.
This Saturday the prerelease of Khans of Tarkir is going down at 12.01 after midnight, noon, and 8 p.m.. Friday the 26th will be the release date of the newest Magic the Gathering set.
I was grumpy Saturday night during Magic. Working 15 days straight while on Tuesday alone workied 6 in the morning to 8 at the day job and then coming here to do inventory. On Saturday on hearing what at the time I felt was a slight to the heroclix players set me off. The slight wasn’t that big of deal. I did take a Sunday off at least. Well kinda. Still went and stocked up on soda and candy for this Saturdays Prerelease. Brought out more heroclixs to sell. Did paperwork and bill paying. Cleaned the store Sunday. Other than that took the day off.
Pretty soon we will have a binder of Zendikar and Worldwake for the Magic players to look through. Zendikar singles should be available this Thursday.
We will be open Friday morning at midnight to sell boosters, fat packs, booster boxes, and starters of Khans of Tarkir on the 26th for an hour such as we have in the past for new Magic sets.
It has been a very productive month here. The backroom looks better than it has in a long time. Been bringing out more heroclixs to the case to sell. Getting ready for the upcoming new Magic set. This week repairs on the table tops and back issues bins will start up. Have to have the place looking good for October 4th.
Looking at starting D&D on Thursdays in October. Tentatively October 9th at 5:30.
Also looking at launching Star Wars X Wing miniatures again in October. October 11th at 1.
Still no word on the material that is still shorted for the Wizkids Con In Your Store Program. ICV2 was nice enough to run an article from a Rod “Lambertifo” about it.
That Lambertifo must be a very full blooded Italian to have that many vowels in his name.
Another business owner briefly touched on the Con In Your Store Program and what I said.
Oddly enough the Trinity piece he brings up was available for us mid August and not late August. It sounds like some stores managed to get certain material before others received what they were suppose to. Such as the exclusive lantern contstructs. I see they are on ebay so some how some people have received them. What is going to hurt is the various colored lantern contructs are coming out in packs with the same colored lantern due out later this month though with Wizkids odds are it will be delayed. For example the red lantern will have with it the red constructs. If the various colored lanterns with constructs come out before we receive the constructs they will basically be worthless.
Wizkids has announced they will be selling the Amazing Spiderman team base and Captain America Sentinel Heroclixs at their both at the New York Comic Con. I bet they made sure they have enough before they made that announcement.
We have Rod “Lambertu” who gets a majority of the new Magic material.
A Chuck Norris is in charge of the Heroclix gaming here at the store. When he is here there is no arguing with him over the rules or you get a vicious karate chop.
The online shopping selection for Rodman Comics has been increasing. Check it out for a sample of what we sell and have available.
Death of Wolverine 3 is not out this week. I did not learn about the delay until Thursday of last week. For some reason the Diamond invoice is now emailed to me on Thursdays instead of Wednesdays. This just changed in the last few weeks. And it may change back to Wednesdays. I do not know. As for Death of Wolverine 3 that will come out next month. Not sure what happen. The delay is a surprise to me. If Marvel can not get a weekly limited series to ship on time I can see why they have not done a longer weekly series such as DC does.
Death of Wolverine is popular. I just wish I had not been telling people it is will come out weekly when in fact issue three will come out next month. Hopefully the delay will not hurt the momentum of the limited series.
The 3D covers are still popular. Not as popular as last years Villains month but still solid sellers. The 3D Birds of Prey Futures End issue I sold out of and had ordered more copies of that issue than all the various issues of Birds of Prey combined that I have bought for this year. The 3D Green Lantern Futures End sold over double what the previous Green Lantern issue did. I had to double check the invoice to make sure of what I ordered.
Marvel originally had a one in 52 3D Deadpool cover. Meaning for every 52 issues of Deadpool the plan was stores could get one 3D Deadpool cover. 52 being the new 52. Marvel changed their mind and made it a one per store variant. Looked pretty sharp.
Anyone remember the Deadpool variant 52 state birds cover? When DC released the 52 state variant Justice League 1 cover that was Marvel’s spoof on it. The Deadpool variant 52 state birds cover must not have done that well for Marvel since I was able to order it normally this year. Roughly a year after it was first available. Just sold the issue this weekend actually.
A near mint copy of Deadpool’s first appearance in New Mutants 98 clears $250 now. His second appearance in X Force 2 is still going for roughly $3 dollars. I would say that would be a good investment. And if a rumored Deadpool movie ever gets officially announced watch the demand and value skyrocket for early Deadpool material.
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