Illusive's Weekly Newsletter
SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK
This just in: Diamond Comics has notified us that the Walking Dead Blind Bag Variants cannot be sold until Saturday. Subscribers- you can still have any of these pulled for your Hold Box, but you cannot purchase them until Saturday.

However, we are expanding our Horrorific Sale... details here--
ZOMBIRIFIC SALE
WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY
All Merchandise- Comics, Trades/Graphic Novels, Pops and Games that feature Zombies, Horror, or the Undead will be 25% off Wednesday through Saturday, this week. Pick up some good party games for Halloween!

*Excludes New Releases, Hold Box Items and Special Orders.
WALKING DEAD EVENT SATURDAY
Zombies assemble! Stumble into Illusive for this horrorific event on Saturday, from 10a-7p...

The special Walking Dead Blind Bag Comics, listed below, will be for sale and all a ttendees will get a free comic. Come in Cosplay for an extra freebie. Who will cosplay as Rick's hand??

We will also have a booth at the Santa Clara Library Comic Con on Saturday, and we'll be selling books for the three signings held there for Pashmina, Daisy Dreamer series and Newsprints. So you have 2 events to find braiiiiinsss at. 
WALKING DEAD BLIND BAGS
THE WALKING DEAD 15th Anniversary Blind Bag Variants release Saturday ! These 15 collectible blind bag comics feature milestone issues of THE WALKING DEAD from the first issue to Michonne’s first appearance to the death of Glenn and much much more! Each issue will feature new original art by iconic comic artists. The blind bags will conceal multiple versions of the artwork as well.
You might find a colored version of the art, a sketch version, a virgin version (with no title) or something else entirely. 
BLIND BAG VARIANT LIST
#1 15TH ANNIVERSARY - DAVID FINCH VARIANT
#2 15TH - CHRIS SAMNEE VARIANT
#7 15TH - DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON VARIANT
#19 15TH - J. SCOTT CAMPBELL VARIANT
#27 15TH - DECLAN SHALVEY VARIANT
#48 15TH - CHRIS BURNHAM VARIANT
#53 15TH - KIM JUNG GI VARIANT
#92 15TH - CORY WALKER VARIANT
#98 15TH - WES CRAIG VARIANT
#100 15TH - JAMES HARREN VARIANT
#108 15TH - EMMA RIOS VARIANT
#127 15TH - MATTEO SCALERA VARIANT
#132 15TH - ASHLEY WOOD VARIANT
#167 15TH - SANA TAKEDA VARIANT
#171 15TH - JEN BARTEL VARIANT
HALLOWEEN COMIC BUNDLES ARE IN
Better than candy! More adventurous than... other stuff! Comics are what kids really want for Halloween!

These are bundles of 25 copies of a kid-friendly comics, and they're $5.99 for the bundle. These are perfect for Halloween Parties and to hand out to Trick-Or-Treaters.

Check out the mini comics options here , where you'll get a preview of the contents, too.
ISLE OF GAMERS SPECIAL EVENTS
Saturday at Noon, come learn how to play the new Transformers tcg! We'll have Demo Decks for you to learn from.

Then at 2p we'll have a Constructed Tournament. You can use a deck you have already made, or buy a Starter from us. All levels of player are welcome.
WHAT YOU MISSED LAST WEEK
Check out these are #1 issues that are still in stock from last week. Subscribers get a 100% guarantee on all #1's-- Don't like it? Return it in good condition for a refund.
Blackbird #1
An all-new ongoing series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL! 

In this neo-noir fantasy, Nina Rodriguez is positive that a secret magic world ruled by ruthless cabals is hiding just beneath the veneer of Los Angeles. The problem: everyone thinks she's crazy. The bigger problem: she's not crazy - she's right. Can she unravel the mystery before the Great Beast catches up with her?
Shatter-Star #1
A gladiator, a warrior, a hero...the man called Shatterstar has been many things, but one thing he's always been is deadly. He's not a man you want to cross or you'll learn that fact all too well. Walk back into the darkness with Shatterstar.
Rated T+
Dead Rabbit #1
Back in the '90s, DEAD RABBIT was a prolific Boston stick-up man and hoodlum, until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth: he retired to be with the love of his life. Now he's back in the mask to save her, but no one-not his wife, the mafia, or the cops-is happy that he's out of retirement. 

Here comes the action-comedy-drama tale of Martin Dobbs, a.k.a. DEAD RABBIT, the man who says he's descended from one of the original gangs of New York City. Get on board with the oversized first issue of an all-new ONGOING SERIES for mature readers.
Umbrella Academy Hotel Oblivion #1
Faced with an increasing number of lunatics with superpowers eager to face off with his own wunderkind brood, Sir Reginald Hargreeves developed the ultimate solution ...

Now, just a few years after Hargreeves's death, his Umbrella Academy is scattered. Number Five is a hired gun, Kraken is stalking big game, Rumor is dealing with the wreckage of her marriage, a rotund Spaceboy runs around the streets of Tokyo, Vanya continues her physical therapy after being shot in the head-and no one wants to even mention Seance until issue #2.

With a Netflix series soon to debut, the award-winning and best-selling superhero series returns, stranger than ever-

And their past is coming back to hunt them.
THIS WEEK'S NEW COMICS
OCTOBER PREVIEWS HIGHLIGHTS
STAFF SUGGESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
Mark: Catwoman #4
Patrick: Unnatural #4
Rob: Hawkman #5
Steve: All of the Walking Dead Blind Bags

Subscribers, don't forget you have a Guarantee on all regular cover #1 issues! If you're not satisfied, return it.

Not able to pick up your Subscription?  We ship everywhere! Contact us for details.
COMIC HIGHLIGHTS
TM & © DC Comics
CATWOMAN #4
(W) Joëlle Jones (A) Fernando Blanco (A/CA) Joëlle Jones

Things have gone from bad to worse for Selina in Villa Hermosa. Her new city has taken away what little she was able to carry with her from Gotham, and her rap sheet offers scant protection when local crooks frame her for murdering two police officers. The law has caught up with her and Catwoman is in the clink, giving her time to reflect on her life and all the things that led her to Vila Hermosa. Turns out she didn't choose the move randomly or just to get away from the Batman. This special interlude issue takes us back in time to explode some previously unknown truth bombs from Selina Kyle's past. BATWOMAN artist Fernando Blanco joins Joëlle Jones to explore a couple of the early versions of Catwoman's nine lives.
SUPERMAN #4
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis

As Superman fights to protect the world  from Rogol Zaar and the Kryptonian convicts trapped inside the Phantom Zone, the greatest minds on Earth devise a risky plan to return the planet from the deadly prison. With the Earth continuing to crack and crumble and its greatest heroes fall, can the Man of Steel hold the line and give his adopted world a chance to escape?
CURSED COMICS CAVALCADE #1
(W) James TynionIV, Becky Cloonan, Bryan Hill, Tim Seeley, Riley Rossmo, Gary Dauberman (A) Mark Buckingham, Becky Cloonan, Riley Rossmo, Ricardo Federici (CA) Doug Mahnke

Horror! Death! Uh...Face-punching! Witness ten all-new stories that promise to be the most terrifying, most shocking and most horrific comic that DC Comics has ever published! (Hyperbole much?) Batman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and more of your favorite heroes face unspeakable horrors from the streets of Gotham City to the darkest sectors of the universe.
WONDER WOMAN #56
(W) James TynionIV (A) Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy (CA) Yasmine Putri

"The Witching Hour" part two! The Justice League Dark barely escaped their first encounter with Hecate, but they know she'll be coming back for the power inside Wonder Woman. But what if Diana could tap into that power herself to take on Hecate directly?


NEW GAMES
NEW THIS WEEK
Most Items are only available at Isle, but we can transfer any that you are interested in to Illusive.
  • Arkham Horror LCG Depths of Yoth Mythos Pack $14.95
  • Clank Gold & Silk Expansion $15.99
  • Exit Mysterious Museum $14.95
  • Fantastic Beasts Perilous Pursuit $29.95
  • Legend of the Five Rings LCG Underhand of the Emperor Scorpion Clan Pack $19.95
  • Legend of the Five Rings HC Whispers of Shadow & Steel $14.95
  • Legend of the Five Rings RPG Core Rulebook $49.95
  • Legend of the Five Rings RPG Dice Pack $12.95
  • Legend of the Five Rings RPG Game Master's Kit $19.95
  • Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $24.99
  • Snow Time $29.99
  • Tiny Epic Zombies $25.00
SPECIAL PREORDERS
POPS
NEW IN STOCK Order in-stock items online and pick up in-store, or have us ship to you!
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
Seanan is returning Wednesday, October 24th for the release of Spider-Gwen AKA Ghost Spider #1 . The week prior is the release X-Men Black Mystique #1 which she is also writing. You can still obtain copies of X-Men Gold Annual #2 , the other comic Seanan wrote.

Also, Caitlin Seal will be signing her new novel Twice Dead , which is the same genre as Seanan's novels.
Subscribers , let us know which covers you will want added for this signing.

Non-Subscribers , contact us to purchase the comics you wish to order.

You do not need to be present for the signings. We can get your comics autographed for you and hold them for pick up, or ship them to you.

HALLOWEEN COMICFEST
Saturday, October 27th is the annual Halloween ComicFest event- for All Ages! We'll have special free comics for each attendee. Come in costume and you'll get two free comics! We'll have coloring pages for kids, candy (of course) and more! Stay tuned for details!
PRIVATE ROOMS FOR PODCASTS & EVENTS
Our Pirate themed Private Gaming Room at Isle of Gamers holds 10 gamers comfortably. This is the perfect room for a game-themed birthday celebration!
Padded for sound dampening, Illusive's Podcast room is available for recording (we'll provide the microphones, you provide the software and humans). It seats 5 comfortably. Use it to record, game or hold a small party. This room is free to reserve.