End of the Year Sale 2018!

Dear Picnic family & friends:

Happy Holidays to all! Thanks to everyone who read Kelly’s missive and came out to shop here in the last weekend before Christmas! We had a wonderful closing weekend. Still, we are running behind where we need to be, so we are going to end the year with a giant sale. Starting Thursday, December 27 and running through Monday, December 31 almost everything in the store — new comics, graphic novels, regular back issues, t-shirts, cards — will be 40% OFF. There will be a few exceptions: books in your sub folder are still 20% off; back issues behind the counter will be 20% off; and any existing special orders or books or books on hold won’t be discounted. Other than that, if something isn’t in a box in the store, it will be discounted 40%.

As we conclude our 44th year in Harvard Square, it is impossible not to notice how rapidly the Square is changing. Another business seems to close or move every other week. Tess, Crema Cafe, Tealuxe, Vision House — all shuttered. Urban Outfitters is closing its doors in early January. In the short run there is less and less to bring people to this side of the Square.

So, The Picnic is going to try to keep rolling with the punches and adapting to the new retail landscape. We are going to greatly increase our online presence. We are already listing back issues on Etsy and hope to have old comics, graphic novels, and undergrounds up on both eBay and Amazon in the next couple of months. We are sitting on thousands of Silver Age comics, rare undergrounds, out-of-print graphic novels, imported horror magazines, and foreign language comics; and we are going to try to find a way to get it all up on E-commerce sites and our own website. And, for as long as we can, we are going to keep cramming as much wonderful stuff as we can into this tiny space of ours. 

Also, we are going to take some time to celebrate our 45th anniversary in 2019! I’m hoping we can invite friends both old and new to come celebrate with us!

All the best,
Tony
The Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-492-6763

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 26 December 2018

We will be open Christmas Eve until at least 4pm. You can call to check if we’re still open after that — 617-492-6763.

We will be closed Christmas Day.

We will be open New Year’s Eve until 5pm.

We might be open the afternoon of New Year’s Day, call to check — 617-492-6763.

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY will be WEDNESDAY throughout the holiday season!

Super short week for between the holidays…

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 26 December 2018

BONE PARISH TP VOL 01 DISCOVER NOW EDITION
DIE DIE DIE #6 (MR)
FANTASTIC FOUR #5
HELLBOY AND BPRD 1956 #2 (OF 5)
MAN-EATERS #4
NIGHTWING TP VOL 07 THE BLEEDING EDGE
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1 SG
UNCANNY X-MEN #7
X-FORCE #1


(A) = Adult Readers
GN = Graphic Novel
HC = Hardcover
(MR) = Mature Readers
OGN = Original Graphic Novel (never released as issues)
SC = Softcover
TP = Trade Paperback

Thank you!
Million Year Picnic
99 MT Auburn ST downstairs
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-492-6763

Holiday Hours 2018

We will be open Christmas Eve until at least 4pm. You can call to check if we’re still open after that — 617-492-6763.

We will be closed Christmas Day.

We will be open New Year’s Eve until 5pm.

We might be open the afternoon of New Year’s Day, call to check — 617-492-6763.

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY will be WEDNESDAY throughout the holiday season!

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Shortages

CAPTAIN GINGER #3
CAVE CARSON HAS AN INTERSTELLAR EYE TP (MR)
HAGANAI I DONT HAVE MANY FRIENDS GN VOL 16 (MR)
LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #1
MONSTER MUSUME GN VOL 14 (MR)
SMOOTH CRIMINALS #2

Delayed by Diamond

FEMFORCE #184
VAMPIRONICA #5

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 12 December 2018

ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 11 #3 MAIN
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP WORLDWIDE VOL 09
ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #9 (MR)
APOCALYPSE GIRL TP
AQUAMAN MINI ONE SHEET #3
ARCHIES CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR #1
ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #4
AUNTIE AGATHAS HOME FOR WAYWARD RABBITS #2 (OF 6)
AVENGERS #11
BATMAN ANNUAL #3
BATMAN DAMNED #2 (OF 3) (MR)
BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 (OF 6)
BIRTHRIGHT #34
BITTER ROOT #1 2ND Printing (MR)
BITTER ROOT #2 (MR)
BLACK HAMMER CTHU-LOUISE
BLACK ORDER #2 (OF 5)
BLACK PANTHER #7

BLACKWOOD TP

(W) Evan Dorkin (A/CA) Veronica Fish
When four teenagers with haunted pasts enroll in Blackwood College-a school that trains students in the occult-their desire to enhance their supernatural abilities and bond with others is hampered by an undead dean’s curse, ghosts in their dorm, a mischievous two-headed mummy-chimp, a plague of mutant insects, and the discovery of an ancient evil that forces our heroes to undergo a crash course in the occult for the sake of the world. Collects issues #1-#4 of the series, a bonus sketchbook section, pinups by Becky Cloonan, Tyler Crook, Stacey Lee, and Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire!

“Blackwood is like Harry Potter mixed with Deadly Class. It keeps all the supernatural elements and ups the danger factor considerably.” –Horror Talk

BRITANNIA TP VOL 03 LOST EAGLES OF ROME
BTVS SEASON 12 TP THE RECKONING
BY NIGHT #6 (OF 12)
CEMETERY BEACH #4 (OF 7) (MR)
CHAMPIONS #27
DEFENDERS DOCTOR STRANGE #1
DEFENDERS SILVER SURFER #1
DETECTIVE COMICS #994
DIAMOND ALLIANCE CALENDAR 2019
DIAMOND BOOKSHELF #28
DISNEY COMICS AND STORIES #2
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #532
DOCTOR WHO ROAD TO 13TH DOCTOR TP
DRAGON AGE DECEPTION #3
DUCKTALES #15
EMPTY MAN #2
FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING SPECIAL #1
FLASH #60
FLASH TP VOL 08 FLASH WAR
FROM HELL MASTER EDITION #2 (MR)
GIANT DAYS #45
GIANT DAYS EARLY REGISTRATION TP
GO GO POWER RANGERS #15

GODDESS MODE #1 (MR)

(W) Zoe Quinn (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez
Don’t miss the start of a new series by Hugo Award nominee Zo Quinn and Spider-Gwen co-creator Robbi Rodriguez!

In a near future where humanity’s needs are provided for by a godlike A.I., it’s one young woman’s horrible job to do tech support on it. But Cassandra Price’s life changes forever when she discovers a hidden digital world beneath our own, one where a group of super-powered women are locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality.

GOLD DIGGER #258
GRUMPY CAT LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK FAVORITES
HAWKMAN #7
HEAD LOPPER #10 (MR)
HELLBOY WINTER SPECIAL 2018
HEX VET WITCHES IN TRAINING ORIGINAL GN VOL 01
HEY KIDS COMICS #5 (OF 5) (MR)
HILLBILLY TP VOL 03
HIT-GIRL #11 (MR)
HOUSE OF WHISPERS #4 (MR)

I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES WORK ANIMATION ORIGINAL GN

(W) Natalie Nourigat (A/CA) Natalie Nourigat
When artist Natalie Nourigat left her life in Portland to move to Los Angeles and pursue a job in animation, she realized that despite her research, nothing truly prepared her for the wild world that awaited in the studios of Southern California.

This autobiographical how-to graphic novel explores the highest highs and lowest lows of pursuing a dream in animation. Brushed with a dose of humor and illustrated advice about salaries, studio culture, and everything in between, I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation is the unique insider experience you won ft find anywhere else.

ICE CREAM MAN TP VOL 02 STRANGE NEAPOLITAN (MR)
INFINITE DARK #3
INFINITY WARS GHOST PANTHER #2 (OF 2)
INFINITY WARS SLEEPWALKER #4 (OF 4)
JAMES BOND ORIGIN #4
JIM HENSON BENEATH DARK CRYSTAL #5 (OF 12)
JINGLE BELLE HOMEMADES TALE
JOE GOLEM #4 (OF 5) THE DROWNING CITY
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #402
JUDGE DREDD UNDER SIEGE TP
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #6
LOAC ESSENTIALS HC VOL 12 BARON BEAN 1918
MAGE HERO DENIED #14 (OF 15)
MAGIC ORDER #5 (OF 6) (MR)
MICKEY AND DONALD CHRISTMAS PARADE #4
MIKE HAMMER TP NIGHT I DIED (MR)

MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #1

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javi Garron (CA) Brian Stelfreeze
Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc…and super-heroing has never been easy, but when the Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn. And Miles doesn’t even know the half of it yet. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) and Young Gun Javier Garr n (ANT-MAN & THE WASP) bring you the latest incarnation of the coolest character in the Marvel Universe! Rated T

MINIONS VIVA LE BOSS #2
MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 20 DM VAR 268
MOORCOCK ELRIC HC VOL 03 WHITE WOLF
MR AND MRS X #6
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 #3
NEW TALENT SHOWCASE 2018 #1
NORAGAMI STRAY GOD GN VOL 19
OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #10 (MR)
OUTER DARKNESS #1 2ND PTG (MR)
OUTER DARKNESS #2 (MR)
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #313 SG
PHANTOM COMP DAILIES HC VOL 14 1956 -1957
PHANTOM COMP SUNDAYS HC VOL 05 1953-1957
QUANTUM AGE FROM THE WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #5
RED SONJA HOLIDAY SPECIAL
RED SONJA TARZAN #6
REDLANDS #9 (MR)
ROBOTECH #15
ROSE #15
SANDMAN TP VOL 03 DREAM COUNTRY 30TH ANNIV ED (MR)
SCARLET TP BOOK 02 (MR)
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #32
SHADOWMAN (2018) #10
SIDEWAYS #11
SKYWARD #9
SLEEPLESS #10

SONS OF EL TOPO ORIGINAL GN HC VOL 01 CAIN

(W) Alejandro Jodorowsky (A/CA) Jose Ladronn
Legendary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Incal, Metabarons) and virtuosic illustrator José Ladrönn (Cable, Incredible Hulk) deliver a sequel to Jodorowsky’s cult classic film, El Topo. El Topo was once a bandit without limits, a man with no moral compass, until his journey through the desert brought him to religion and enlightenment. As he became a holy vessel imbued with the power to perform miracles, he left behind his first born son Cain, and brought forth the birth of Abel. Fueled by resentment, and unable to kill his saintly father, Cain begins the slow pursuit of his half brother in a tale of magic and mayhem.

SPIDER-FORCE #3 (OF 3) SG
SPIDER-GIRLS #3 (OF 3) SG
SPIDER-GWEN GHOST SPIDER #3 SG
SPIDER-MAN DEMOLITION DAYS DIGEST TP
STAR TREK WAYPOINT SPECIAL #1
STAR WARS AGE REPUBLIC DARTH MAUL #1
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #27
STAR WARS HAN SOLO IMPERIAL CADET #2 (OF 5)
STAR WARS TP VOL 09 HOPE DIES
SUICIDE SQUAD #49
SUPERGIRL #25
SUPERMAN #6
TANK GIRL COLOR CLASSICS HC VOL 01 1988-1990
TITANS #31
TRISH TRASH ROLLERGIRL OF MARS HC VOL 03
TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR DRAGON MAN #1
TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR MOLECULE MAN #1
TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR SUPER SKRULL #1
TYPHOID FEVER IRON FIST #1
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #39
UNCANNY X-MEN #5
UNSTOPPABLE WASP #3
VAMPIRELLA REANIMATOR #1

WALLY WOOD CHRISTMAS BOOK HC

(W) Wallace Wood (A/CA) Wallace Wood
A charming instant classic for all ages. For the first time ever, years of Hall of Fame creator Wally Wood’s never-published personal Christmas card art plus Wood’s rare Christmas cartoons and comic strips collected into one precious, little quality book; a gem, sure to be prized by generations of comics fans and the uninitiated alike. A classic!

WAR BEARS #3 (OF 3)
WEAPON X #27
WILLIAM GIBSON ALIEN 3 #2
WONDER WOMAN #60
WONDER WOMAN THE GOLDEN AGE TP VOL 02
X-23 #7
X-MEN RED #11

(A) = Adult Readers
GN = Graphic Novel
HC = Hardcover
(MR) = Mature Readers
OGN = Original Graphic Novel (never released as issues)
SC = Softcover
TP = Trade Paperback

Thank you!
Million Year Picnic
99 MT Auburn ST downstairs
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-492-6763

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 5 December 2018



Shortages

IVE BEEN KILLING SLIMES 300 YEARS NOVEL SC VOL 03
LOW ROAD WEST #4 (OF 5)
OCTOBER FACTION TP VOL 05 SUPERNATURAL DREAMS
PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 07
WRONG EARTH #4

Delayed by Diamond

APOCALYPSE GIRL TP

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 5 December 2018

ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #5 (OF 12)
AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES THE 1990S
AQUAMAN MINI ONE SHEET #2
ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #5
AS MISS BEELZEBUB LIKES GN VOL 04
ASTRA LOST IN SPACE GN VOL 05
ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 26 (MR)
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE GN TP TIME WILL TELL
BATMAN #60
BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 08 ON THE OUTSIDE
BATMAN THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 06
BATMAN THE MAXX ARKHAM DREAMS #3 (OF 5)

BLACK AF DEVILS DYE #1 (OF 4) (MR)

(W) Vita Ayala (A) Liana Kangas (CA) Maika Sozo
A brand new BLACK [AF] mini-series by breakout star Vita Ayala (The Wilds, Supergirl, Bitch Planet, Livewire, Marvel Knights) and your next favorite artist Liana Kangas. When a new drug called VANTA hits the streets, word is it’s the hottest thing since Ecstasy. For regular people, it has all the highs and none of the lows of traditional drugs. There is some fine print, however – for empowered Black folks, the drug causes a total and violent loss of control.

The Project sends Indigo to investigate, and it soon becomes apparent that this is more than just a new designer distraction for the masses. Indigo, together with former Detective Ellen Waters race to find the source of the substance poisoning their people, before it’s too late! The superhero universe where only black people have super powers continues to expand, for the first time with a new creative team building onto the exciting world created by Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3, Jamal Igle & Khary Randolph.

BLACKBIRD #3
BORDER TOWN #4 (MR)
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #11
BULLY WARS #4
CARSON OF VENUS #1 PIRATES OF VENUS
CASPER CAPERS #2
CAVEWOMAN RAMPAGE ONE-SHOT #1 (OF 1)
CINEMA PURGATORIO #16 (MR)
CROWDED #5
CURSE OF BRIMSTONE #9
CURSE WORDS #18 (MR)
DARK ARK #12
DARK ARK TP VOL 02
DEADPOOL #7
DEATHSTROKE #38 (ARKHAM)
DEFENDERS IMMORTAL HULK #1
DEFENDERS NAMOR #1

DIE #1 (MR)

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Stephanie Hans, Jamie McKelvie
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE writer KIERON GILLEN teams up with artist supernova STEPHANIE HANS (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE 1831, Journey Into Mystery) for her first ongoing comic! DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning unearthly horror they barely survived as teenage role-players. If Kieron’s in a rush, he describes it as “Goth Jumanji.” That only captures a sliver of what you’ll find in oversized debut issue-where fantasy gets all too real.

DOCTOR STRANGE #9
DOCTOR STRANGE BY MARK WAID TP VOL 01 ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
DOCTOR WHO 13TH #2
DOCTOR WHO DAY 2018 POSTER
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #8 (OF 12)
DREAMING #4 (MR)
DUNKIRK ONE SHOT
FOOD WARS SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA GN VOL 27
GIANT DAYS WOMEN GLOW MEN PLUNDER #1
GIRLS LAST TOUR GN VOL 05
GOLDFISH TP (MR) (new printing of the Brian Michael Bendis GN)
GREEN ARROW #47
GREEN LANTERN #2
HACK SLASH VS CHAOS #1 (MR)
HARLEY QUINN #55

HIERONYMUS & BOSCH HC

(W) Paul Kirchner (A/CA) Paul Kirchner
Meet the medieval miscreant Hieronymus and his wooden duck Bosch. Since their tragic-comic death they are both living in a cartoonish Hell where lakes are made of lava (or, more often, poop) and an army of mischievous spiky-tailed devils go around playing pranks on their inmates. Despite many gag-filled attempts at escaping this literal hell, Hieronymus and Bosch always end up being the butt of their guards’ most humiliating and painful jokes. This book puts together about a hundred one-pagers filled with hilariously surrealistic and scatological gags by American comic book artist Paul Kirchner (THE BUS), inspired as much from medieval depictions of Hell as from the zany humor found in Warner Bros. cartoons such as the Road Runner Show.

HILLBILLY RED EYED WITCHERY FROM BEYOND #3 (OF 4)
HORIMIYA GN VOL 12
IMMORTAL HULK #10
INJUSTICE 2 TP VOL 03
INJUSTICE VS THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5 (OF 6)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #13
KICK-ASS #10 (MR)
KILLMONGER #1 (OF 5)
KIMI NI TODOKE GN VOL 30 FROM ME TO YOU
KUROKO BASKETBALL 2IN1 TP VOL 15
LAGUARDIA #1 (MR)
LARKS KILLER #10
LITTLE GUARDIANS TP VOL 02
LODGER #2
LUMBERJANES TP VOL 10
MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1 (OF 12)
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #3 (OF 6)
MARVEL UNIVERSE BY JOHN BYRNE OMNIBUS HC VOL 02
MARVELS AVENGERS UNTITLED PRELUDE #1 (OF 3)
MAXON CRUMB ART OUT OF CHAOS GN
MEANWHILE #9 (MR)

MEMORABILIA HC

(W) Sergio Ponchione (A) Sergio Ponchione
Poised between reality and fantasy, Memorabilia is acclaimed cartoonist Sergio Ponchione’s wildly original homage to the legendary comic book creators who captured his imagination as a child. Weaving history, speculative fiction, and pure fantasy, Ponchione has crafted a visually stunning love letter befitting such towering comic book legends.

MERA QUEEN OF ATLANTIS TP
MERRY X-MEN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #38
MOTH & WHISPER #4
NIGHTWING #54
NINJA-K #14
NOW #5 NEW COMICS ANTHOLOGY
ONE WEEK FRIENDS GN VOL 05
PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 05
PRE CODE CLASSICS BAFFLING MYSTERIES HC VOL 02
PRE CODE CLASSICS MISTER MYSTERY HC VOL 02
PRODIGY #1 (OF 6) (MR)
RED HOOD OUTLAW #29
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 08

SELF MADE #1 (MR)

(W) Matt Groom (A/CA) Eduardo Ferigato
SERIES PREMIERE! Introducing a new creative team everyone will be talking about-superstar talent writer MAT GROOM and artist EDUARDO FERIGATO. When chaos besieges the kingdom of Arcadia, warrior Amala Citlali sees it as her chance to escape her clearly-defined role-and to change her destiny. But she could never have predicted that it would also be her chance to confront her God. In his debut editorial role, comics veteran KYLE HIGGINS guides this intimate, worlds-spanning story of self-discovery.

SHATTERSTAR #3 (OF 5)
SHAZAM #1
SNOTGIRL #12
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #43
STAR TREK TNG TERRA INCOGNITA #5
STAR TREK VS TRANSFORMERS #3 (OF 4)
STAR WARS #58
STAR WARS ADVENTURES DESTROYER DOWN #2 (OF 3)
STAR WARS AGE REPUBLIC QUI-GON JINN #1
STAR WARS POE DAMERON TP VOL 05 SPARK FIRE
STEVEN UNIVERSE HARMONY #5
STEVEN UNIVERSE ORIGINAL GN VOL 03 ULTIMATE DOUGH
SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK FILES #2 (OF 6)
SWORD DAUGHTER #4

THIMBLE THEATRE PRE POPEYE CARTOONS OF E C SEGAR

(W) E. C. Segar (A/CA) E. C. Segar
More than a decade before creating the world’s most famous cartoon sailor, E. C. Segar drew the Charlie Chaplin comic strip, a daily strip about Chicago entertainment, and then Thimble Theatre, where Popeye was to be born. This volume features examples of all of Segar’s early comics and over 100 pre-Popeye Thimble Theatre Sunday pages, including the complete run of the famed Western desert saga, a series that rivals his later work in art, storytelling and humor. These comics, most of which have never been reprinted before, are here for the whole popeyed world to see.

TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR MAD THINKER DROID #1
TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR PUPPET MASTER #1
TRUE BELIEVERS FANTASTIC FOUR SKRULLS #1
UMBRELLA ACADEMY HOTEL OBLIVION #3
UNAVAILABLE CARL BARKS IN COLOR SC
UNCANNY X-MEN #4
UNEXPECTED #7
UNITED STATES VS MURDER INC #4 (OF 6) (MR)
UNNATURAL #5 (OF 12) (MR)
VENOM #9
WALKING DEAD #186 (MR)
WAYWARD TP VOL 06 BOUND TO FATE (MR)
WE ARE DANGER #4 (MR)
WEST COAST AVENGERS #5
WICKED & DIVINE #40 (MR)
WICKED & DIVINE HC VOL 03 (MR)
WINTER SOLDIER #1
WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 09 HUNTER HUNTED
X-MEN EXTERMINATED #1
YOUR NAME ANOTHER SIDE EARTHBOUND GN VOL 01

(A) = Adult Readers
GN = Graphic Novel
HC = Hardcover
(MR) = Mature Readers
OGN = Original Graphic Novel (never released as issues)
SC = Softcover
TP = Trade Paperback

Thank you!
Million Year Picnic
99 MT Auburn ST downstairs
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-492-6763