15 High-End, Limited, Exclusive Items For Local Comic Shop Day 2017…

Retailers wanting to participate in Local Comic Shop Day 2017 on November the 18th have only until Monday to register as a participant or it will be too late. Here's the link to sign up – bricks n' mortar stores only.

Here are some of the items being offered, 15 we've managed to gather together.

First the big books:

Thor Ragnarok, in theaters in early November, 2017, will show for the first time planet Sakaar on the big screen. To tie into the excitement of this movie, Marvel is releasing a special Planet Hulk Hard Cover for Local Comic Shop Day.

With new cover art by Nick Bradshaw, this edition will be the only hard cover treatment of this storyline unless you go up to Omnibus size.


1000 unit print run

Written by JEPH LOEB
Cover by JIM LEE

This special version of the new BATMAN: HUSH Deluxe Edition hardcover features new cover art by Jim Lee presented in black and white with no front cover trade dress, limited to just 1,000 copies for LCS Day participating stores only!

In this classic tale, Batman sets out to learn the identity of the mysterious villain known as Hush. But Batman ends up facing the most intense case of his life as secrets from his past flood into the present! Guest-starring the Dark Knight's greatest allies and enemies, this title presents BATMAN #608-619, a 6-page segment from Wizard #0 and a 2-page origin story that originally appeared at dccomics.com, collected as a Deluxe Edition hardcover for the first time, along with a brand-new cover by superstar artist Jim Lee!
376 pg, FC, 7.0625² x 10.875² € $49.99 US

Each SABAN'S POWER RANGERS BLIND BOX ($99.99) contains a copy of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year One: Deluxe hardcover; a limited-edition Mighty Morphin Power Rangers lithograph by Acme Archives featuring one of the Rangers, including rare Green and White Rangers; and two random, limited-edition variant covers from previous Mighty Morphin Power Rangers issues. In addition, 25 random blind boxes will contain copies of the hardcover signed by Saban Brands—Haim Saban (Creator of the Power Rangers franchise), Brian Casentini (Executive Producer, Power Rangers content), Melissa Flores (Director, Power RangersContent), and Judd "Chip" Lynn (Executive Producer, Power Rangers television series)—the company behind Power Rangers.

SABAN'S POWER RANGERS BLIND BOX is limited to 250 units.

Following up on the first two very successful Rick and Morty Local Comic Shop Day® Treasury Editions (2015, 2016), Oni Press once again brings us Rick and Morty for Local Comic Shop Day 2017!

This special double size treasury edition for Local Comic Shop Day includes issues #17 and #26, two hilarious standalone issues written by Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Kill Them All) and illustrated by series artists Marc Ellerby and CJ Cannon.

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that it will be supporting Local Comic Shop Day® 2017 on November 18th, 2017 with a special, limited-edition release of the SECRET WEAPONS DELUXE EDITION OVERSIZED HC – the first oversized hardcover collection of the year's best-selling independent limited series from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (ARRIVAL) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Patricia Martin (NINJAK) – to participating retailers!

Collecting SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 with a cover by multiple Eisner Award nominee David Mack (Fight Club 2) and exclusive to Local Comic Shop Day 2017, this oversized hardcover collection of Valiant's sold-out, critically acclaimed series will not be available for sale anywhere else, and arrives weeks before the SECRET WEAPONS TPB arrives in stores on December 13th.

By Marguerite Bennett and Juan Doe
64 pages / Full Color

Exclusive for Local Comic Shop Day!

"The Animals thought, spoke and took revenge. The dust has settled and the blood has dried, but a new force is rising in the West, ready to help Animal-kind seize power in the dark new world to come…"

Spinning out from Marguerite Bennett's (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) hit new series ANIMOSITY is this special collection, illustrated by Juan Doe (AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER)! Witness the devastating effects of "The Wake" and how it affected other parts of the world on that terrifying day!

This hardcover edition, printed in the European Graphic Album size of 8.4 x 11.6, will be the only solo collection of this limited series ever printed. This oversized edition collects all three issues of this spin-off from the fan-favorite Animosity series. Available for the first time, and limited to 1,500 copies, as an exclusive for Local Comic Shop Day.

Then the medium sized options:

The beautifully illustrated WWE ROYAL RUMBLE PRINT ($19.99) by artist Brent Schoonover (Generations: Captain Marvel & Captain Mar-Vell) measures 16" x 20" and is the culmination of 12 connecting covers of BOOM! Studios' acclaimed WWE comic book series. This frameable image features over three dozen Superstars—including The Ultimate Warrior, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Finn Bálor, and many more—as they battle it out in the Royal Rumble match of fans' dreams.

This print is limited to 500 units.


Following up on their Hit Graphic Novel, Our Cats More Famous Than Us, Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota offer us more Johnny Wander! EXCLUSIVE TO LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY®

In 2008, Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota launched the auto-bio webcomic Johnny Wander. Early this year, Oni published a collection their work entitled Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us. Eight years, four cats, and three moves were chronicled in the graphic novel with a foreword by Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Ghosts).

Oni is following that Hardcover up with this comic EXCLUSIVELY for Local Comic Shop Day.

Hirsh and Ota's charming reverie about new adulthood will appeal to fans of Kate Beaton, Bryan Lee O'Malley, and Jeffrey Brown-along with anyone who's just winging it.

And finally, the little books.

Marvel Comics to offer a special 999 limited print run of Captain America #395.

(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
HOME OF THE BRAVE begins – and Steve Rogers is back in action in the red-white-and-blue! Steve begins a journey across America to restore his tarnished reputation – and the dangers he encounters along the way are unlike any he's faced before! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Rated T+

Variant cover by PAULO PANTALENA

Print Run is 3,000 units.

The debut issue of the smash-hit miniseries that rocked comics shops in December is back in a special edition with a variant cover by Paulo
Pantalena, available only to LCS Day participating stores only! The first major event storyline of DC¹s Rebirth era begins with a day Amanda Waller always knew would come: the Justice League discovers the existence of the Suicide Squad! This government-sponsored black-ops team of super-villains with bombs implanted in their brains is obviously a deal-breaker for Earth¹s paragons of truth and justice! But you can bet that the Wall and her Task Force X won¹t go down without the fight to end all fights.

For LCSD 2017, IDW is offering Star Wars Adventures #1. This LIMITED edition comic has a 5,000 unit print run and may be ALLOCATED.

Star Wars Adventures #1
Jim Zub, John Layman (w) • Derek Charm, Eric Jones (a) • Chris Samnee (cover art)
Introducing an exciting new era in all-ages Star Wars comics! Each issue in this monthly series will feature two stories, starring your favorite Star Wars characters from all the films! This debut issue will reveal Rey's early adventures on Jakku as well as a comical tale of clone catastrophe!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99#

Robotech, Harmony Gold's cult '80s television series, returns for all new adventures by award-winning writer Brian Wood (DMZ, Briggs Land, Northlanders) and artist Marco Turini. The Robotech LCSD Kerschl Super-Pack Exclusive features issues #1-4 with all covers by artist Karl Kersch along with a very limited virgin Kerschl variant cover, with a limit of 700 Super-Packs available worldwide on LCSD. This item has a suggested retailer price of $20.

Optimus Prime: First Strike #1 Local Comic Shop Day Variant

John Barber (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Paolo Villanelli (c)

With Cybertron under siege by Baron Ironblood's forces, Optimus Prime and Arcee defend their homeland! Caught in the middle is the human/Transformer team known as the Revolutionaries—and one of them has a secret that puts everyone at risk!

FC • 32 pagesEndFragment

Limited to 1,000

Mike Allred has completed a special Local Comic Book Day variant for Jeff Lemire and David Rubin's Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #1.

Sherlock Frankenstein #1:
Lucy Weber, daughter of the Black Hammer, grew up to become an investigative reporter for the Global Planet. Now she's on the hunt for the true story about what happened to Spiral City's superheroes after they defeated Anti-God and saved the world. All answers seem to lie with the dangerous super villain tenants of Spiral City's infamous asylum. As she gets closer to the truth she uncovers the dark origin stories of some of her father's greatest foes, and learns how they tie into the puzzle of what happened to Spiral City's greatest hero.
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: David Rubin
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover: Mike Allred

Being released the same week as Maestros #2, Image Comics is releasing a UNIQUE foil cover for Maestros #1 for Local Comic Shop Day®. The title and border will both be foil.

The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered. Now, his banished son from Earth will inherit the Wizard King's throne along with a spell that turns its user into GOD. With enemies everywhere, will this Orlando-born millennial be able to keep his new magic kingdom?

From STEVE SKROCE, the storyboard artist of The Matrix trilogy, the artist and co-creator of WE STAND ON GUARD and Doc Frankenstein, the writer / artist of Wolverine, and the artist of Amazing Spider-Man and ALAN MOORE's YOUNGBLOOD.

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About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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