What I’m Reading Now – #3

THE BIG CON JOB #1-4Boom Studios (Jimmy Palmiotti, Matt Brady, Dominike ‘Domo’ Stanton, and Paul Little)


Here’s a comic that deserves a movie adaptation. Seriously! I know, I’m a little late on this one as the entire four issue mini-series wrapped up a couple months back, but if you’re looking for a great relatively ‘down-to-Earth’, non-sci-fi / non-super hero comic, than grab this one. “The Big Con Job” is a well-written, character-driven story about a group of older ‘has-been’ celebrities from a once famous sci-fi series, who are struggling to meet ends when they’re suddenly offered an opportunity to retire for good – by robbing the San Diego comic con! It’s “Ocean’s Eleven” meets “Galaxy Quest”.

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New Releases at the Hive

Hive girl Foo nocircleCheck out all the new titles coming out this week at The Hive!!
(You can also take a look back at the titles that came out in previous weeks.)

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New Releases at the Beach!

SuperheroBeachCheck out all the new titles coming out this week at Superhero Beach!!
(You can also take a look back at the titles that came out in previous weeks.)

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All-New, All-Different MARVEL! (but mostly the same…)

All New, All Different MARVEL

Following this summer’s Secret Wars event is an all new line of Marvel titles! Although not a full on reboot (like DC is fond of doing), Marvel is simply renumbering many of their titles. So here at the Superhero HQ we figured it would help to list these upcoming series to help you figure out what to add…

Marvel Comics Reboot banner

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The Short Box crew

The Short Box, Jacksonville’s premiere comic book and pop culture podcast, celebrates One Hundred Episodes!

CLICK FOR THE LATEST EPISODE: EPISODE 100 – “Gods and Podcasters”!
Aug 25, 2015
It’s been a long time coming but we’re proud to present our milestone 100th episode! In this one we premiere the first ever Short Box brand of DVD commentary. DC’s latest animated film “Justice League: Gods and Monsters” is the lucky first victim…

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PREVIEWS – August 2015

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We here at the Super Hero HQ take a sneak peek at what’s in store this October!




Back to the Future comic

“Back to the Future” has always been one of my favorite movie trilogies and as far as I’m concerned there’s no better home than IDW, seeing as they have an excellent track record with other franchises like ‘Star Trek’. I cannot wait to see new stories starring Marty McFly and Doc Brown! Here’s hoping we see more eras from Hill Valley’s history…


Comics legend, Alex Ross teams up with artist Giuseppe Camuncoli and writer Dan Slott to take on a new era of Marvel’s classic wall-crawler! Peter Parker gets a high-tech upgrade as a globe-trotting hero. Featuring Miles Morales in a supporting role, filling in as New York’s friendly neighborhood web-slinger back home.

Alex Ross - Amazing Spider-man cover

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Comic Zombie Presents… The Not-So-Great Debate(s)!

Lex Luthor vs Dr. Doom

  • Who has the best Villains: Spider-man or Batman?
  • Whose the better replacement Batman: Azrael or Terry McGinnis?
  • Who wins: Lex Luthor or Dr. Doom?

These are the high-stakes questions which plague us. Head on over to The Not-So-Great Debate, an ongoing series where Comic Zombie and I take sides on these important matters, utilizing our extensive knowledge of comic book lore to duke it out to a standstill! (Some adult language included.) Then let us know what you think!

Which topics would you like to see us cover next? Sound off in the comments below!

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“How’d you get into comics?” with Jonathan Sanders

I guess Batman was my first favorite superhero.


At the time I probably didn’t know he was from a comic book, I just knew him from the 1989 movie and I had all the action figures and toys. Then after action figures, I started collecting Marvel trading cards in the 1990’s, like Marvel Masterpieces and Flair Ultra. I learned a lot about Marvel characters that way and learned their first appearances.

At the same time I was watching the X-Men and Spider-Man cartoon shows. I finally started buying comics in middle school. I used to stay at my friend’s house every weekend and we found a comic shop near his house so we would ride our bikes and spend our weekly allowances on comics. (Specifically Jim Lee’s X-Men run.)

X-Men - Jim Lee art

I collected through high school and grew to love Spider-Man as my favorite. I stopped for a while because of college and moving. I didn’t know of any places around. Then about 7 or 8 years ago I started coming to Universe of Superheroes and never looked back. My comic collection went from 3 or 4 long boxes to 15 easy. A few years later, I started working there. After some name changes and a couple of owners, I’m now the store manager of Superhero Hive and wouldn’t trade it for anything.

– JONATHAN, Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Manager

The Amazing Spider-man

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RETR-O-RAMA! is coming…

Head over to Superhero Beach or Superhero Hive and grab a discount card for $2 off admission next Sunday!


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What I’m Reading Now – #2

“Oh, Killstrike” #2 – Boom Studios (Max Bemis, Logan Faerber)

Oh Killstrike - "Vengeance!"

This comic is absurdly funny. In fact, while reading in bed, I laughed way too hard at this issue and ended up waking up my wife. The story follows a normal guy, Jared, a new father struggling to adjust to his new status quo, while unresolved issues with his own dad linger. While looking through his attic for old 80’s comics to sell, one of his childhood anti-heroes comes to life! ‘Killstrike’ pulls himself from the panels of his book and immediately begins to seek ambiguous vengeance in the real world to no avail. Together the two venture off to find Killstrike’s creator… and possibly patch things up with Jared’s old man.

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