This Week's Highlights 8/09/17

  • By Renee Walker
  • 14 Aug, 2017

Happy Release Wednesday August 09, 2017

GENERATIONS: PHOENIX #1 continues to pave the road to MARVEL: LEGACY

With MARVEL LEGACY, Marvel is taking a very similar approach to DC’s REBIRTH and we cannot wait! The mysteries of the VANISHING POINT and the absence of Marvel’s greatest heroes continues to unfold!

Third Eye Faithful, we are so pumped about MARVEL LEGACY! Following hot on the heels of DC Comics’s own very cool return to their roots, DC REBIRTH, Marvel is bringing back many of their most iconic characters and thrusting them into the spotlight, alongside the next generation of heroes they’ve built over the last decade!

A blending of the things that have made MARVEL COMICS amazing for so many years combined with the cutting edge, innovative storytelling and world building that’s made Marvel so unique since the 2000s began – Marvel LEGACY is shaping up to be quite possibly the most exciting thing that we’ve seen the publisher do. Period.

We know that you’re like us, and CANNOT wait for LEGACY to start.. well, get ready to get an early look at the overall theme and tone of LEGACY with Marvel’s upcoming GENERATIONS series – a limited 10-issue series featuring special team-up one-shot issues pairing the return of a classic Marvel icon with their modern-day next generation counter part.

What’s really interesting about Marvel GENERATIONS is that many of the characters featured… have been MIA for quite some time, whether either dead or trapped somewhere else – but: this is legit. The characters you see returning here are the real deal, and these stories do happen – and LEGACY is going to be a big part of what explains how it happens.

The fun continues this week, as the mysteries of the strange purgatory where many of Marvel’s most iconic heroes have been trapped as the prime representations of themselves, THE VANISHING POINT, is explored!

In GENERATIONS PHOENIX #1, teenage Jean Grey is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid the fate that befell her predecessor.

But when Jean is cast through time into the VANISHING POINT and comes face-to-face with the newly possessed Phoenix, will she find the key to saving herself…or learn that her fate is sealed?

What does this all mean to the cataclysmic events of GENERATIONS that are on the way? Find out in this week’s GENERATIONS PHOENIX #1!


MISTER MIRACLE #1 from superstar TOM KING (BATMAN, VISION, SHERIFF OF BABYLON) and MITCH GERADS (SHERIFF OF BABYLON) is quite simply the best darn comic you’ll read this Summer.

A true modern classic in the waiting – do NOT sleep on what is going to be one of the most exciting DC limited series of 2017. Trust us: you’ll love this book.

We’ve been so pumped for MISTER MIRACLE from TOM KING and MITCH GERADS since we first saw glimpses of it, and we gotta tell ya, Third Eye Faithful: it lives up to the hype in a BIG BIG BIG way!

In the spirit of iconic Vertigo riffs on superheroes like Grant Morrison’s ANIMAL MAN, Alan Moore’s SWAMP THING, and Tom King’s own VISION – the new MISTER MIRACLE is a dark, fascinating modern world take on the world of DC’s NEW GODS.

Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that 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.

There are comics that practically crackle with that pure magic energy that makes for a stunning story – and the new MISTER MIRACLE is one of those books. Do NOT sleep


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By Renee Walker 26 Nov, 2017
Looking for the great geeky gift? Watchtower Heroes' The Geek Gift Card is now available. Purchase physical cards in store ($10+), on the website and Facebook ($25+), or purchase an e-gift card (any variable). Just add this to the list of things that makes Watchtower Heroes your #1 comic book shop.
By Renee Walker 25 Nov, 2017
On December 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm we will draw one winner for free comics for a year on Facebook Live. 

How to  be entered in the drawing**:

1. Attend a Midnight Launch.
2. Sign up for our Loyalty Rewards Program with qualifying purchase.
3. Attend the contest drawing (entries not accepted past 12:08pm on 12/13).
4. Make a purchase and show a receipt from a Columbiana business. Must be different for each entry.

On Saturday, November 25th (Small Business Saturday) earn double the entries on the following:

1. Every $25 Spent (pre-tax and after any discounts)
2. Post a photo or video at the shop with the tags #shopsmallyo and #watchtowerheroescomics. 


*Winner will be eligible for one new release comic book per month for 12 consecutive months starting January 2018. Offer does not include variant or lenticular cover art. Comic book rating must be appropriate to age of winner or provide adult consent. 
**Customer is responsible for ensure in-store entries are made. Watchtower Heroes will confirm all social media entries. 
***Winner will be announced on FB Live, watchtowerheroes.com, and our e-newsletter. Watchtower Heroes will also reach out via contact information provided. It will be the responsibility of the winner to contact Watchtower Heroes to claim prize.
By Renee Walker 25 Nov, 2017

Shop Small Business Saturday and Save Big at Watchtower Heroes!!!

From 11 am - 6 pm this Saturday we will have great deals, plus giveaways while supplies last. We are also debuting our new rewards program and Free Comics For A Year Contest to all our customers. Get double the rewards and entries Saturday only.

Last BIG Sale until May.

  • 20% off Figures, Novelties and Wall Books
  • 50% off Comics in Boxes
  • 60% off Graphic Novels

We would also appreciate your help with a contest we entered with the Youngstown Flea. Take your picture at our business or video with our products and post it to your social media with #shopsmallyo and #watchtowerheroescomics this will help us win $1k grand prize!!

By Renee Walker 17 Sep, 2017
You are invited to join us all week while we celebrate our 1-year anniversary with sales, prizes, free comics and more. Nearly 365 days ago, a line was out the door when we had our Grand Opening on Batman Day 2016. Ever since that day we have been 'geeking out' with some great people. It is awesome!

So, what makes you 'geek out'? Comics. Movies. Books. Art. Math. Coffee. Larping. Food. TV. Fitness. For us, the list goes on and on. Comics and all things related tops the list, of course. So here's to the first Watchtower Heroes' Geek Week and the amazing customers that have got us this far. Thank you.

Here are a few things you can expect, plus where and when you can celebrate with us.

Sunday 9/17: Rubber CIty Rumpus (Akron) & River City Comic Con (Marietta) (Store not open)
Monday 9/18: Sales Reveal On Website & Social Media (store not open)
Tuesday 9/19: End of 365 Contest 5 pm (details to come) (store not open)
Wednesday 9/20: Marvel Legacy Preview Launch 11-7pm. Limited Quantities.
Thursday: Special Announcement
Friday: Special 1 Day Sale (details to come)
Saturday 9/23: Batman (& Harley Quinn) Day 11-6 pm; Celebration and Sales.

Visit www.watcthtowerheroes.com , sign up for the e-newsletter and like this event for more details.

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By Renee Walker 11 Sep, 2017

OK, so first off: that ending of METAL #1 — FREAKIN’ HUGE, right? We gotta tell ya now: if you’ve never read THE SANDMAN, and are wondering just why we’re so crazy excited about how issue #1 ended; then do yourselves a favor and pop by the shop this week and scoop SANDMAN VOL.1 when you grab METAL #2! Just trust us!

OK, now, moving ahead here — METAL #2 is totally crazy awesome in every way you could imagine.

The dream team of SNYDER, CAPULLO and GLAPION (BATMAN: Court of Owls and so much more!) continue to deliver what is easily the biggest, best DC Comics event since BLACKEST NIGHT, and we are PUMPED for what’s coming next!

As Superman and Wonder Woman hunt for a missing ally, Batman investigates a mystery spanning centuries.

When the World’s Greatest Detective discovers a foe even greater than the Justice League could possibly imagine, will Earth’s heroes be ready?

What’s METAL all about? Spinning out of a mystery that Batman has been investigating ever since the very first issue of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s run that began with THE COURT OF OWLS, and has continued into Rebirth with the recent revelations from THE BUTTON storyline, METAL is the culmination of everything that all star BATMAN creative team Snyder and Capullo have been building towards for the last few years.

Whether it’s Nth Metal or Doctor Fate’s helmet – there’s a lot of strange and mysterious metals in the DC Universe that do strange and mysterious things.

And, there’s something about them that’s connected to the entirety of the DCU Multiverse in a big way.

You better believe BATMAN has been on top of this from the get go — but, now, the very DARK MATTER that he’s been investigating is beginning to seep into the reality of the current DC Universe… and with it, it’s bringing something very interesting: the Dark Multiverse.

Just like there’s 52 Earths, and a different reality for each – there’s a dark side to these worlds, a dark multiverse, and as it’s tentacles extend into the DC Universe.. they’re changing it in a very frightening way.

All the mysteries you’ve been waiting to see come to light, from the myster of the THREE JOKERS, to the long-time intrigue surrounding things like Hawkman and Nth Metal.. it’s all going to be explored here in METAL!

Even more exciting — this storyline delivers the first real crisis of the Rebirth era, as the DC Universe finds itself terraformed into a horrific mirror of itself.

Didn’t think Gotham couldn’t get any scarier? Wait until you see it after the Dark Matter has had its way with it.

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issue 1, along with the preludes DARK DAYS: FORGE and CASTING, in stock now!

By Renee Walker 14 Aug, 2017
The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!

DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe!
DARK NIGHTS: METAL is a DC event unlike any other-one that will push Batman, Superman and heroes of the Justice League beyond their limits to take on threats unlike any our world has ever seen! It will take the combined might of the World's Greatest Heroes as you've never seen them before to face what's coming their way!

By Renee Walker 14 Aug, 2017

GENERATIONS: PHOENIX #1 continues to pave the road to MARVEL: LEGACY

With MARVEL LEGACY, Marvel is taking a very similar approach to DC’s REBIRTH and we cannot wait! The mysteries of the VANISHING POINT and the absence of Marvel’s greatest heroes continues to unfold!

Third Eye Faithful, we are so pumped about MARVEL LEGACY! Following hot on the heels of DC Comics’s own very cool return to their roots, DC REBIRTH, Marvel is bringing back many of their most iconic characters and thrusting them into the spotlight, alongside the next generation of heroes they’ve built over the last decade!

A blending of the things that have made MARVEL COMICS amazing for so many years combined with the cutting edge, innovative storytelling and world building that’s made Marvel so unique since the 2000s began – Marvel LEGACY is shaping up to be quite possibly the most exciting thing that we’ve seen the publisher do. Period.

We know that you’re like us, and CANNOT wait for LEGACY to start.. well, get ready to get an early look at the overall theme and tone of LEGACY with Marvel’s upcoming GENERATIONS series – a limited 10-issue series featuring special team-up one-shot issues pairing the return of a classic Marvel icon with their modern-day next generation counter part.

What’s really interesting about Marvel GENERATIONS is that many of the characters featured… have been MIA for quite some time, whether either dead or trapped somewhere else – but: this is legit. The characters you see returning here are the real deal, and these stories do happen – and LEGACY is going to be a big part of what explains how it happens.

The fun continues this week, as the mysteries of the strange purgatory where many of Marvel’s most iconic heroes have been trapped as the prime representations of themselves, THE VANISHING POINT, is explored!

In GENERATIONS PHOENIX #1, teenage Jean Grey is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid the fate that befell her predecessor.

But when Jean is cast through time into the VANISHING POINT and comes face-to-face with the newly possessed Phoenix, will she find the key to saving herself…or learn that her fate is sealed?

What does this all mean to the cataclysmic events of GENERATIONS that are on the way? Find out in this week’s GENERATIONS PHOENIX #1!


MISTER MIRACLE #1 from superstar TOM KING (BATMAN, VISION, SHERIFF OF BABYLON) and MITCH GERADS (SHERIFF OF BABYLON) is quite simply the best darn comic you’ll read this Summer.

A true modern classic in the waiting – do NOT sleep on what is going to be one of the most exciting DC limited series of 2017. Trust us: you’ll love this book.

We’ve been so pumped for MISTER MIRACLE from TOM KING and MITCH GERADS since we first saw glimpses of it, and we gotta tell ya, Third Eye Faithful: it lives up to the hype in a BIG BIG BIG way!

In the spirit of iconic Vertigo riffs on superheroes like Grant Morrison’s ANIMAL MAN, Alan Moore’s SWAMP THING, and Tom King’s own VISION – the new MISTER MIRACLE is a dark, fascinating modern world take on the world of DC’s NEW GODS.

Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that 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.

There are comics that practically crackle with that pure magic energy that makes for a stunning story – and the new MISTER MIRACLE is one of those books. Do NOT sleep


By Renee Walker 06 Jun, 2017
In one way or another, we are asked, “Which comic books should I be reading?” or, “I’m new to comics, what’s a good place to start?”  Longtime readers and most definitely those newer to the awesome world of comics can find the Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions overwhelming. Well, where do you begin? There answer. The options are endless, but we are here to make finding your place a less daunting and even more exciting and fun than you may have expected.

Every Wednesday, we open the shop with new issues for comic books and graphic novels. Check in with us each week to see what is new and we'll even through in our thoughts and recommendations. Because we'd like to consider ourselves more of a community than a store, we hope to hear your thoughts too.  

Check out out New Release page for this week's list.
By Renee Walker 06 Jun, 2017
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By Renee Walker 31 May, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE #3 delivers an incredible third act, as Marvel’s best “event” story in ages continues!

Do NOT sleep on SECRET EMPIRE – this series has us hooked!

We gotta tell ya. Marvel is killing it with SECRET EMPIRE. The twists and turns in every issue have been MASSIVE, and this may be the most well-crafted “event” story we’ve seen from Marvel in ages.

 

In this week’s issue #3, under constant attack from wave after wave of invading Chitauri aliens, Captain Marvel and the deep space task force under her command is waging a war of attrition – one they may not be able to survive!

And back on Earth, things aren’t looking too rosy for Hawkeye and his band of renegade heroes, either!

With SECRET EMPIRE setting the stage for Marvel’s major GENERATIONS initiative that begins in the Fall — we’re telling you now: you do NOT want to miss one second of this storyline, as it’s going to go down as equally as important to the Marvel Universe as CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS was to the DC UNIVERSE.

On top of all that: it’s just really really good. The art team of Sorrentino, Rod Reis, and McNiven is out of this world, and Nick Spencer brings a fast-paced, action-packed storytelling to Marvel’s biggest icons in a major way. Not to mention it’s pretty darn cool to see the heroes of the Marvel U uniting together to fight against legit bad guys again, and we both know that Hydra are some of the baddest!

Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 0, 1 & 2 in stock now to get you current!

Check out the New Releases page to see what other comics are in Watchtower Heroes store this  this week and get a preview. 

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