Monthly Archives: January 2010

MEDICAL REPORT: 01/29/2010

Another great week of comics coming this Wednesday!

Unfortunately, a truck carrying Marvel Comics from the printer to one of Diamond Comic Distribution centers had a serious accident this week, destroying many of this week’s new releases. Diamond Comics Distribution has warned there will be some minor shortages.Thankfully, First Aid Comics’ numbers look good for this Wednesday, with even more copies arriving the following week! No worries here, should be plenty of comics for the shelves! Whew!

For February’s Black History Month, here are some cool books to check out:

Black History Leaders $15.99
Bluewater Productions
In honor of Black History Month, this 96-page anthology features biographies of leading African-American personalities, including Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Oprah Winfrey, and Condoleezza Rice. These biographies were previously published as individual issues of Bluewater’s biographical comic titles Female Force and Political Power.

King Special Edition HC $34.99
Fantagraphics Books
Ho Che Anderson has spent over 10 years researching, writing, and drawing King, a monumental graphic biography of Martin Luther King Jr. Here is King -father, husband, politician, deal broker, idealist, pragmatist, inspiration to millions- brought to vivid, flesh-and-blood life.

Original Johnson GN VOL 01 $19.99
Trevor Von Eeden (w & a & c)
At last-The Original Johnson, Trevor Von Eeden’s personal and heartfelt graphic novel biography of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion of the world, international celebrity, and the most controversial American of his time. This is the artistic achievement of Trevor’s career (Batman, Green Arrow), more than four years in the making and worth every moment.

Bayou TP Vol. 1 $14.99
DC Comics/ZUDA
Lee Wagstaff is the daughter of a black sharecropper in the Depression-era town of Charon, Mississippi. When Lily Westmoreland, her white playmate, is snatched by agents of an evil creature known as Bog, Lee’s father is accused of kidnapping. Lee’s only hope is to follow Lily’s trail into this fantastic and frightening alternate world. Along the way she enlists the help of a benevolent, blues-singing swamp monster called Bayou. Together, Lee and Bayou trek across a hauntingly familiar Southern Neverland, confronting creatures both benign and malevolent, in an effort to rescue Lily and save Lee’s father from being lynched.

Incognegro SC $14.99
Written by Mat Johnson
Art by Warren Pleece
Photo cover
“[An] engrossing graphic novel, with its smart dialogue and sharp images.” – The New York Times
Writer Mat Johnson, winner of the prestigious Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for fiction, constructs a fearless graphic novel that is both a page-turning mystery and a disturbing exploration of race and self-image in America, masterfully illustrated with rich period detail by Warren Pleece (THE INVISIBLES, HELLBLAZER). In the early 20th century, when lynchings were commonplace throughout the American South, a few courageous reporters from the North risked their lives to expose these atrocities. They were African-American men who, due to their light skin color, could pass for white. They called this dangerous assignment going “incognegro.”
Zane Pinchback, a reporter for the New York-based New Holland Herald, is sent to investigate the arrest of his own brother, charged with the brutal murder of a white woman in Mississippi. With a lynch mob already swarming, Zane must stay “incognegro” long enough to uncover the truth behind the murder in order to save his brother – and himself.

Nat Turner SC $12.95
The story of Nat Turner and his slave rebellion – which began on August 21, 1831, in Southampton County, Virginia – is known among school children and adults. To some he is a hero, a symbol of Black resistance and a precursor to the civil rights movement; to others he is monster – a murderer whose name is never uttered. In Nat Turner, acclaimed author and illustrator Kyle Baker depicts the evils of slavery in this moving and historically accurate story of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion.

Dark Horse
This is the first comprehensive omnibus collection of rapper/cartoonist Keith Knight’s Harvey Award-winning, semi-autobiographical comic strip, the K Chronicles. An unabashedly provocative mix of political and social satire, it tackles such touchy subjects as racism, violence, and sex with a self-deprecating humor, personal honesty and light-hearted goofiness rarely found in a newspaper comic.

Marvel Comics
In every war, people demand their champion. In World War II, that hero was Captain America. Truth is the controversial, declassified story of the African American men involuntarily subjected to the U.S. War Department’s “Super Soldier” project, in a race to develop a serum that might turn the tide against the Axis powers … if the Nazi’s didn’t get to it first. An epic spanning the time just before the attack on Pearl Harbor into the present day, Truth finally reveals the tragic sacrifice that a Black infantry unit made for their country – and what those sacrifices mean to a white man named Steve Rogers.

I should get back to work! Our new POS computer system arrived and I am now sitting here surround by boxes full of computer parts! Modern technology just won’t leave me alone!
Have a great weekend everyone!
James Nurss


Finally here are the pictures of our winners at the One Year Anniversary Party & Sale! Thanks again everyone!

Dave takes the first prize of the day! Nice!

Squeaks and his brother snag the second prize of the day!

Matt gives his prize the thumbs up! Where have I seen that before...?

Pranks brings his friends, who win on their first visit! Thanks Pranks!

KP lets his sister take this prize!

Wait Ken won too!? Was I there for this one?

Kevin wins one for AREA309!

Thanks Khalil! Nicely Done!

Sorry John, Paul got to the comic shop first!

This picture is great. Write your own caption! Thanks guys, you rule!

Turtel Onli from ONLI STUDIOS quiets Dio and the cheering crowds checking out Indy Comic Week at FIRST AID COMICS!

Medical Update: For 2010


Our first year has been really good, thanks to all of our customers, and especially to our club members! First Aid has continued to slowly grow increasing the store’s customer base, and we’ve now set a goal for this year to begin planning for a larger retail space in the neighborhood by 2011! Happy New Year everyone and thanks again for your business, I look forward to another great year.

This last week has been a lot of fun. The New Year Eve’s Eve celebration and sale were a huge success. Lots of people came in and hung out for the celebration and Independent Comic Week.
A special thanks goes out to Turtel Onli creator of Future Funk and many other great titles from Onli Studios. Also to Nikola Jajic and Michael Czerniawski creators of The Big Bad Book. We hope to have Nik and Michael back in a few months for a book signing!

Kevin Smith from Area309 also came back in to film some customer interviews for the story he has been working on about comics. He hopes to have a link up soon for us to check out, including a recent interview with Rhymefest.

Finally check out this link to an internet radio site, WGCR.US. Local DJ Justice has a program that runs on Saturdays at 6:00 pm. He often gives us a nod on his program, he is a great guy! Check out his show.

If you are home relaxing tonight and tomorrow check out our commercial on MeToo TV!
Channel 26.3 or 48:
01/01/2010 9:05 pm on Star Trek The Next Generation
01/02/2010 4:14 pm on Batman (The 60s TV Show)

Have a great weekend everyone!


James Nurss