BOSTON POWERS #1: The first issue of a new, all-ages comic book from the Boston Comics Roundtable: superhero comics set in and around Boston. A young superheroine and a vampire fight it out in a swamp near Salem; a boy discovers his own hidden powers while facing down his demons at the Roger Clap Elementary school in Dorchester; a group of superkids has to deal with delays on the T while hurrying to battle a pink slime monster at the Prudential.
If you live in the greater Cambridge, Watertown, Arlington, Medford, Somerville, Waltham, Belmont, or Lexington area, and you buy ANY GRAPHIC NOVEL in addition to Boston Powers #1, the Million Year Picnic will deliver your order to you for FREE!
The five locally-based superhero sagas in the first issue of a new all-ages comic book series Boston Powers were created by local writers and artists, all belonging to the Boston Comics Roundtable (BCR), an organization of comics makers that has been meeting regularly, holding events, and publishing anthologies since 2006. This is the group’s first series designed specifically for kids. Three issues are planned for this year, each featuring all-new, original super-characters, taking on monsters, supervillains, and evil corporations in recognizable locations.
“We wanted to emphasize the silly, colorful, imaginative excitement of the superhero genre, the reasons we all fell in love with it as young comics readers” says Dan Mazur, who edited the collection. “And by inventing superheroes whose turf is in and around Boston, we hope to have made something even more fun for local kids.” While the comic book promotes positive values and diversity, Boston Powers first goal is to entertain its readers and show them their own towns and neighborhoods as locations for adventure and fantasy.
Boston Powers was funded in part via a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year. The first issue of Boston Powers was to have debuted at the Boston Kids Comics Fest on April 27th, an event that was postponed due to the current health crisis. The comic book will instead be available for order online or via phone through the Million Year Picnic. Retail price is $6.00 for the 40 page, full-color comic.
If you prefer to have your copy of Boston Powers #1 shipped, there’s an additional fee of $3.50 for postage: $6 + $3.50:
If you’re looking for ideas for kid-friendly books to buy in order to qualify for FREE delivery, may we suggest the following? Contact us via email, email@example.com, or call 617-492-6763 (if you have to leave a message, we’ll get back to you) to arrange payment for Boston Powers #1 PLUS the comics or graphic novels of your choice!
Hello! It’s the 2020 pandemic, but we are still selling books! (Even though our physical location is closed to the public… for now!) If you live in the greater Cambridge, Watertown, Arlington, Medford, Somerville, Waltham, Belmont, or Lexington area, we will deliver them to your mailbox or front porch for FREE! We are also willing to ship you books. Contact us via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617-492-6763. (If you have to leave a message, we’ll get back to you.) You can also check our Instagram and Twitter pages for times when Tony will be in the store fielding calls. Status reports go out on our mailing list, here. You can buy a gift certificate via PayPal to email@example.com (but please DO NOT email that address). We are fundraising via classes for kids (scroll down or click here). We will let you know when we can do curbside pick-up again or when we might open our doors.
It’s a SHORT list, but Diamond’s sending us new comics this week! We are still closed to the public, but we are still selling books! If you live in the greater Cambridge, Watertown, Arlington, Medford, Somerville, Waltham, Belmont, or Lexington area, we will deliver them to your mailbox or front porch for FREE! We are also willing to ship you books. Contact us via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617-492-6763. (If you have to leave a message, we’ll get back to you.) You can also check our Instagram and Twitter pages for times when Tony will be in the store fielding calls. Status reports go out on our mailing list, here. You can buy a gift certificate via PayPal to email@example.com (but please DO NOT email that address). We are fundraising via classes for kids (scroll down or click here). We will let you know when we can do curbside pick-up again or when we might open our doors.
Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 20 May 2020
ANTI HERO TP
BATMAN #89 3RD Printing
BATMAN GIANT #4
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #14
DAPHNE BYRNE #4 (OF 6) (MR)
DCEASED UNKILLABLES #3 (OF 3)
DEADLY CLASS #44 (MR)
DOCTOR WHO 13TH SEASON TWO #4
DOLLHOUSE FAMILY #6 (OF 6) (MR)
DREAMING #20 (MR)
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS INFERNAL TIDES #3 (OF 5)
EC ARCHIVES IMPACT HC
GHOSTED IN LA #10 (OF 12)
GREEN ARROW YEAR ONE DELUXE EDITION HC
GREEN LANTERN BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 03
JUSTICE LEAGUE #44
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 03 THE WITCHING WAR
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #20
KILL WHITEY DONOVAN #5 (OF 5) (MR)
LIVEWIRE TP VOL 03 CHAMPION
LOST CARNIVAL A DICK GRAYSON GRAPHIC NOVEL TP
LUDOCRATS #1 (OF 5) (MR)
MIRKA ANDOLFOS UNSACRED #5 (MR)
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #45 (MR)
RED HOOD OUTLAW #45
RED SONJA #15
SAVAGE DRAGON #248 (MR)
SNOTGIRL TP VOL 03 IS THIS REAL LIFE
STAR WARS ADVENTURES CLONE WARS #1 (OF 5)
SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN TP
SUPERMAN THE GOLDEN AGE TP VOL 05
SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #10 (OF 12)
TRANSMETROPOLITAN TP BOOK 03 (MR)
WONDER WOMAN & JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK WITCHING HOUR TP
YOUNG JUSTICE TP VOL 01 GEMWORLD
(A) = Adult Readers
GN = Graphic Novel
HC = Hardcover
(MR) = Mature Readers
OGN = Original Graphic Novel (never released as issues)
SC = Softcover
TP = Trade Paperback
YR = Young Reader
Million Year Picnic
99 MT Auburn ST downstairs
Cambridge, MA 02138
Hello! It’s the 2020 pandemic and our physical location is CLOSED. But we are still selling books via FREE delivery to local locations and USPS shipping. In the meantime, we’re doing some fundraising through classes for kids on how to make comics!
Jason Wiser will AGAIN be running his Intro to Comix Creation ONLINE class LEVEL 2 for kids next week, Monday, 18 May 2020 through Friday, 22 May 2020 from 3-4pm. Jason’s website for the class is here: http://www.yayaplay.com/classes.html
- Intro to Comix Creation LEVEL 2
- For ages 8+
- $50 per household – NOT per child! If you have one child or seven, it’s still $50!
- Monday, 5/18 through Friday, 5/22 at 3pm
- All your child needs is a pencil and paper!
- Please provide your email address (for the URL to connect you and your child to the class; no special software is needed) as well as the first name(s) and the age(s) of your child (or children) in the PayPal “note” section!
- You’ll receive the link by 2:30pm on Monday, before class starts
Payment can be made via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org (but please DO NOT email that address; please DO put your email address and the names/ages of your child/children in the “Add a note” section) or on the phone with a credit card (our number is 617-492-6763). Since we’re not in the shop on a regular basis during the current stay-at-home order, if you need to do a credit card transaction, email us at email@example.com or leave us a voice message with your phone number and a good time to call so that Tony Davis, owner of the MYP, can call you back. (I promise, we’re working on an e-commerce solution.) PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Jason Wiser is a Harvard Instructor of Comics, Animation, and Game Development. His comics work has been published in the Boston Globe, his animation has appeared on the Disney TV show “Greek” and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his published games include the award-winning cooperative card game for kids “Monsters in the Elevator” (www.YayaPlay.com/MITE).
PLEASE SHARE THIS AROUND! Even if you don’t have kids, your friends might be interested! Jason is kindly letting us keep the proceeds of this venture to raise money for the shop while we’re all practicing social distancing.