New Titles for March, April, and May 2020

Greetings friends, the following books have come out during the pandemic and WE HAVE THEM! 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, millionyearpicnic@yahoo.com, or call 617-492-6763.

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Status Report for Wednesday, 1 April 2020 (No foolin’)

I need a more interesting phrase than “status report” but that’s what it is. We’re skipping April Fool’s day. I hope you don’t mind.

There are SEVEN different items in this report! I numbered ’em for clarity.

1. Tony will be IN THE SHOP three days this week: TODAY, Wednesday, from noon-4pm, as well as Friday (4/3), and Saturday (4/4) from noon to 5:30pm to take phone orders and answer questions. And, we are responding to email and voicemail 7 days a week! 617-492-6763 or millionyearpicnic@yahoo.com. Press inquiries WELCOME!

2. Jason Wiser will be running his Intro to Comix Creation ONLINE class for kids AGAIN next week, Monday, 6 April 2020 through Friday, 10 April 2020 from 1-2pm. He’s also considering a next level class! (Let us know via email to millionyearpicnic@yahoo.com if you and your kids might be interested in the next level!) More details on signing up for the basic class here: https://www.themillionyearpicnic.com/intro-to-comix-creation-online-class-for-kids-again/

3. In addition to the classes, Tony is still delivering comics to Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Arlington, and Belmont with a minimum purchase of $15. He’s going farther afield for larger orders. We’re also packing comics to ship via USPS to remote locations! Unfortunately, we’ve had to discontinue curbside pickup for the time being.

4. If you want to support us, you can buy a gift certificate via our PayPal using blanton7772000@yahoo.com (again, DO NOT EMAIL that address; you will not get a response). Just put the details in the note section PayPal provides. You have THREE options: (1) we can mail out gift certificates via the United States Postal Service, (2) we can hold them at the shop until we’re open again, or (3) we can put them in with an order of comics/graphic novels and deliver them to your house… let us know your preference in the note.

5. If you’re looking for prose books, we may be able to order them as well since we have access to a couple of distributors that are still open who do both graphic novels and prose books.

6. GREAT NEWS! OUR VOICEMAIL IS FIXED! You can leave us voice messages! We’ll even listen to them!

7. For more up-to-the-minute news and status reports, follow us on the various social media platforms, especially our main Instagram account (mostly Tony) and Twitter (mostly Kelly):

Main Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/myp_comics/

Back issues only Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/mypcomicsonline/

Our Twitter account: https://twitter.com/myp_comics/

Our Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/mypcomics/

Our Etsy account (also for back issues): https://www.etsy.com/shop/MillionYearPicnicMA

Join the MYP email list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/millionyearpicnic

Thank you so much for all of your support! We really appreciate how much people are reaching out and helping us! Stay safe and healthy!

Intro to Comix Creation ONLINE class for kids AGAIN!!!

DEADLINE EXTENDED! THERE IS STILL ROOM IN THE CLASS! WE’LL BE ACCEPTING REGISTRATION THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT, 4/5/2020!!!

Jason Wiser will be running his Intro to Comix Creation ONLINE class for kids AGAIN next week, Monday, 6 April 2020 through Friday, 10 April 2020 from 1-2pm. He’s also planning a next level class! Jason’s website for the class is here: http://www.yayaplay.com/classes.html

  • Intro to Comix Creation
  • For ages 8+
  • $50 per household – NOT per child! If you have one child or seven, it’s still $50!
  • Monday, 4/6 through Friday, 4/10 at 1pm
  • 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)
  • You’ll receive the link by 12:30pm on Monday, before class starts

Payment can be made via PayPal to blanton7772000@yahoo.com (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 millionyearpicnic@yahoo.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.) DO NOT EMAIL US YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.

We will cap this class at 50 students, so act fast! Registration ENDS on SUNDAY, 5 April 2020!

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.

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Shortages

SNAP FLASH HUSTLE #3 (OF 4) (MR)

Delayed by Diamond

DOCTOR WHO 13TH #7
ROBOTECH #20

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 1 May 2019

2000 AD VILLAINS TAKEOVER SPECIAL ONESHOT
ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #10 (OF 12)
AGE OF X-MAN PRISONER X #3 (OF 5)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20.HU
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 03
ARCHIE AND ME JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #17

AURORA BOREALICE GN

(W/A) Joan Steacy

A memoir of triumph over the education system. When Joan Steacy graduated from High School in 1974, she left her small town behind to embark on a lifelong quest for education. In Aurora Borealice, Steacy explores her personal journey through alter-ego Alice, a functional illiterate with a creative mind and an astonishing amount of artistic skill. The book is a lesson in perseverance and ultimately believing in yourself regardless of the challenges thrown your way.

AVATAR TSU TEYS PATH #4
BARBARELLA DEJAH THORIS #3
BATMAN #70
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III #1 (OF 6)
BATTLE ANGEL ALITA MARS CHRONICLE GN VOL 06
BEASTS OF BURDEN PRESENCE OF OTHERS #1 (OF 2)
BLACK AF DEVILS DYE #3 (OF 4) (MR)
BLACK HAMMER 45 FROM WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #3
BLACK PANTHER KILLMONGER TP BY ANY MEANS
BLOODBORNE TP VOL 02 HEALING THIRST (MR)
BLOSSOMS IN AUTUMN GN
BONE PARISH TP VOL 01
CHAMPIONS #5 WR
CINEFEX #164
CLYDE FANS HC BOX SET SLIPCASE EDITION (MR)
COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #3 (OF 6)
DCEASED #1 (OF 6)
DCS YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1
DEAD MAN LOGAN #7 (OF 12)
DEADPOOL #12
DEATHSTROKE #43 TERMINUS AGENDA
DIE #5 2ND Printing (MR)
DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY TP VOL 02
DOCTOR STRANGE BY MARK WAID TP VOL 02 REMITTANCE
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #537
DOMINO HOTSHOTS #3 (OF 5)
DREAMING #9 (MR)
FEMALE FURIES #4 (OF 6)

FIVE YEARS #1

(W/A/CA) Terry Moore

Five Years weaves the many strands of the “Terryverse” into one epic saga, years in the making! A dangerous paper written by Lilith has been leaked to the nations of the world containing a formula for the ultimate weapon, and now labs around the globe are attempting to build and test the Phi Bomb. Tambi, in an all-out effort to find the labs and stop them, has enlisted the help of Ivy Raven, Julie Martin, Rachel and Zoe. Meanwhile, Katchoo and Francine have moved their household – including the kid’s new bodyguard, Samantha Locklear – to the beach where Katchoo devises her own solution to the problem…

FOOD WARS SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA GN VOL 29
FROM HELL MASTER EDITION #5 (MR)
GAMBIT KING THIEVES COMPLETE COLLECTION TP
GIANT DAYS #50
GIRL IN THE BAY #4 (MR)
GOGOR #1
GOLDEN KAMUY GN VOL 09 (MR)
GOOSEBUMPS HORRORS OF THE WITCH HOUSE #1
GREEN LANTERN #7
HARLEY QUINN #61
HASHTAG DANGER #1 (MR)
HILLBILLY RED EYED WITCHERY FROM BEYOND #4 (OF 4)
ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #25
ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #4
JUSTICE LEAGUE #23
KINGDOM COME TP (new edition contains new background & proposal material)
LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 05 LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI
LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME GN

MAD ABOUT THE TRUMP ERA TP

(W/A/CA) Usual Gang of Idiots

In this sequel to the best-selling MAD ABOUT TRUMP: A BRILLIANT LOOK AT OUR BRAINLESS PRESIDENT, America’s most pompous, pernicious and repugnant president gets another relentless roast inside the MAD oven!

You’ll retch as you relive the tortured memories of the past two years. Who can forget brainless ideas like “Space Force,” petty nicknames such as “Rocket Man,” despicable policies like family separation at the Mexican border, and Trump’s constant cries of “witch hunt” and “no collusion” as we watched his closest cronies get carted off to jail. All the face-palming stupidity, casual cruelty, racist-enabling, bald-faced lying, three a.m. tweeting, and much more is lampooned for your “executive time” enjoyment!

MAJOR X #3 (OF 6)
MAN WITHOUT FEAR TP DEATH OF DAREDEVIL
MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #4
MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN #3
MARVEL TALES AVENGERS #1
MARVEL TEAM-UP #2
MEET THE SKRULLS #4 (OF 5)
MIDAS TP
OLIVIA TWIST HC HONOR AMONG THIEVES
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #41 (MR)
PAPER GIRLS #28
PRE CODE CLASSICS HAND OF FATE HC VOL 03
PRINCELESS TP VOL 07 FIND YOURSELF
PUNISHER #11

QUANTUM AGE TP FROM WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER VOL 01

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Dave Stewart (A/CA) Wilfredo Torres

In the world of the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer series-but a thousand years in the future — a collection of superheroes, inspired by the legendary heroes of Black Hammer Farm, must band together to save the planet from an authoritarian regime. A young Martian must find a way to reform The Quantum League to save the world, while solving the riddle of what happened to the great heroes of the twentieth century. Black Hammer creators Jeff Lemire (The Terrifics) and Wilfredo Torres (Legion) in illustrating and Dave Stewart (Hellboy) providing his colorist skills to the mix. Collects The Quantum Age #1-#6.

RED SONJA #4
ROBOTECH TP VOL 04 LISAS REPORT
RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE #188
SATCHEL PAIGE STRIKING OUT JIM CROW GN
SAVAGE AVENGERS #1
SILVER AGE CLASSICS TALES OF MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER HC

SINCERELY HARRIET YA GN

(W/A/CA) Sarah Winifred Searle* (Sarah is coming all the way from Australia to sign at the MYP on May 18, from 12-2pm!!!)

Harriet Flores struggles with boredom and an unrequited crush while learning to manage her chronic illness through a long, hot, 1990s summer in Chicago. She uses her imagination to cope, which sometimes gets her into trouble, as she makes up fantastical fibs and wonders if there are ghosts upstairs. One neighbor, Pearl, encourages Harriet to read and write, leading Harriet to have a breakthrough and discover the power of storytelling.

SMASHED JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION HC (MR)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ANNUAL 2019
SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 01 (NEW Printing)
SPIDER-GWEN GHOST SPIDER #8
STAR TREK TNG TERRA INCOGNITA TP
STAR WARS #65
STAR WARS ADVENTURES FLIGHT OF FALCON FLOREAN
STAR WARS AOR HAN SOLO #1
STRANGER THINGS TP VOL 01 OTHER SIDE
SUPERNATURAL CHILDREN OF ANUBIS MMPB
TAARNA #4
TANK GIRL #4
TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 10
TRANSFORMERS #4
TRUE BELIEVERS AVENGERS ORIGIN OF MANTIS #1
TRUE BELIEVERS HULK WEDDING OF RICK JONES #1
TRUE BELIEVERS STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #1
TRUE BELIEVERS STAR WARS REBEL JAIL #1
UMINEKO WHEN CRY EP 8 GN VOL 01 TWILIGHT GOLDEN WITCH
UNCANNY X-MEN #17
UNCLE SCROOGE #44
UNDER THE MOON A CATWOMAN TALE TP DC INK
WALKING DEAD #191 (MR)

WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC VOL 13 SCROOGE MINES KING SOLOMON

(W/A/CA) Carl Barks

When Uncle Scrooge decides to takes Donald and the nephews on a world tour to inspect the many businesses in his far-flung empire, he never dreamed he’d wind up uncovering the fabled lost treasure of the even-more fabled King Solomon! Then, to settle a bet over who’s the better salesman, Scrooge and Donald wind up in Southeast Asia – and Donald’s winning! Until Scrooge notices something unusual about the local architecture in “City of Golden Roofs.” And the Beagle Boys come calling again with a devious scheme to drill Scrooge’s money right out from under him! Plus: the oddball inventions of the ever-eccentric Gyro Gearloose! Carl Barks delivers another superb collection of clever plot twists, laugh-out-loud comedy, and all-around comic book brilliance.

WAR OF REALMS #3 (OF 6) WR
WAR OF REALMS STRIKEFORCE DARK ELF REALM #1 WR
WILLIAM LAST TP VOL 01
WINDY DAY HC
YOUNG JUSTICE #5


(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

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