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  1. 5-08-19: Weekly Release Spotlight
    08 May, 2019
    5-08-19: Weekly Release Spotlight
    Another week, another few dozen titles released!  Check out the big titles and new series releases you won't want to miss this week! INDEPENDENT COMICS Excellence #1 A fantasy series which is thrilling from the start--add it to your pull list now!  (W) Brandon Thomas (A) Emilio Lopez (A/CA) Khary Randolph  Spencer Dales was born into a world of magic. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of black magicians ordered by their unseen masters to better the lives of others-those with
  2. 5-07-19: Trade Paperback Tuesday
    08 May, 2019
    5-07-19: Trade Paperback Tuesday
    Rok of the Reds  (W) Alan Grant, John Wagner (A) Dan Cornwell Industry legends John Wagner and Alan Grant (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Judgement on Gotham) team up once again to bring you Rok of the Reds alongside stunning art by Dan Cornwell. Dangerous intergalactic outlaws and an arrogant soccer player collide. On the run after his home world is destroyed, Rok of Arkadi needs a hiding place. And that hiding place happens to be troubled soccer star Kyle Dixon. A black comedy about revenge,
  3. Check Out All the Titles For Free Comic Book Day!
    03 May, 2019
    Check Out All the Titles For Free Comic Book Day!
    Free Comic Book Day is almost here! Check out all the titles below:  Riverdale: Season 3 special   (W) Micol Ostow (A/CA) Thomas Pitilli See where it all begins in this brand new story based on the smash-hit CW series Riverdale! Micol Ostow (Riverdale: The Day Before) and Thomas Pitilli (Archie) bring fans into the world with a never-before-seen tale that presents all-new drama and intrigue set between episodes of the show! Plus, get a sneak peek at Scholastic's original Riverdale novels
  4. Weekly Spotlight Post-- April 24th, 2019
    26 Apr, 2019
    Weekly Spotlight Post-- April 24th, 2019
    Weekly Spotlight: April 24, 2019  Another week, another few dozen titles to sift through. But where to start? You know you like Wonder Woman, but it’s on issue 69 already. You heard that the new Marvel title is good—but which one of the several they just released?  Thankfully, at Gateway Comics and Toys we’ve got your questions and concerns covered. Here’s a brief guide to this weeks new releases. As always, if you have any specific questions, shoot us a message, give us a call, or even stop
  5. Meet Our FCBD Featured Artist--John Hebert!
    26 Apr, 2019
    Meet Our FCBD Featured Artist--John Hebert!
    Free Comic Book Day is quickly approaching!  While we have many sales and activities planned for the day, we have one very special guest we would like to highlight—John Hebert!  John will be at the store from 11am-7pm on Saturday, May 4th for Free Comic Book Day doing signings, original artwork and sketches, and talking about his true passion—art!  Check out his full bio below:  John Hebert has been many things…or perhaps he’s been CALLED many things- firefighter, film actor, EMT, parade
  6. Weekly Release Spotlight: March 27th, 2019
    28 Mar, 2019
    Weekly Release Spotlight: March 27th, 2019
    While yesterday marked the long-anticipated release of Detective Comics #1000, it also was the start of a few new series—and the continuation of some thrilling storylines.  Here are this week’s comics and trades that you’ll want to check out:  1) Dial H for Hero #1 Dial H for Hero is a new DC series that is geared towards a younger generation of DC fans—but still a great read for anyone! It’s witty, with a gripping storyline and intriguing characters. Pick up your copy this week!  The
  7. Here’s What You Need to Read Before Shazam! Hits the Big Screen
    21 Mar, 2019
    Here’s What You Need to Read Before Shazam! Hits the Big Screen
    Finally, we have a Shazam movie hitting theaters!  Zachary Levi stars as Billy Batson, foster-kid-turned-superhero, who will be matched against one of his greatest foes—Dr. Sivana!  The official movie synopsis reads:  “We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid
  8. Weekly Release Spotlight 3-20-19
    20 Mar, 2019
    Weekly Release Spotlight 3-20-19
    In this new weekly series, Gateway Comics and Toys will highlight new storylines, key issues, and more of what’s hot in the industry—and what you won’t want to miss! This week, Marvel had a lot to offer for Spider-Man fans with the release of not one, but two new titles.  Independent comic releases are still on the rise with new title releases weekly, as well as the return of old favorites like the Umbrella Academy and Deadly Class (which are now both hit shows on Netflix and Scy-fy
  9. New Releases 03/20/19
    15 Mar, 2019
    New Releases 03/20/19
    Check out the full list of new releases in our stores below!  COMICS AND TRADE PAPERBACKS: For more information regarding these titles and storylines, head over to our Updatespage and click the title link.  ADVENTURE TIME MARCY & SIMON #3 (OF 6) MAIN     3.99 AGE OF X-MAN AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #2 (OF 5)    3.99 AGE OF X-MAN AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #2 (OF 5) PETROVICH VAR    3.99 AGE OF X-MAN NEXTGEN #2 (OF 5)    3.99 AGE OF X-MAN NEXTGEN #2 (OF 5) SHAVRIN VAR    3.99 AMERICAN CARNAGE #5 (MR)
  10. Eighty Years in the Making: Here’s the Must Have Issue for Batman Fans!
    05 Mar, 2019
    Eighty Years in the Making: Here’s the Must Have Issue for Batman Fans!
    The biggest event in DC history is here..... After 80 years, Detective Comics is finally reaching it's 1000th issue to be released on March 27th.  To say that Detective Comics defines DC itself is an understatement.  While it is impossible to argue who the most popular DC character is, it is an undeniable fact that Batman is one of the most prominent superheroes EVER.  To honor our ultimate Dark Knight, DC is releasing a 96-page issue which will lead you on a journey through Batman’s
  11. New Releases 03/06/19
    01 Mar, 2019
    New Releases 03/06/19
    Check out the full list of new releases in our stores below!  COMICS AND TRADE PAPERBACKS: For more information regarding these titles and storylines, head over to our Updates page and click the title link.  ABERRANT #5 CVR A LEON DIAS (MR)    3.99 ABERRANT #5 CVR B LEON DIAS (MR)    3.99 ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #8(OF 12)    3.99 AGE OF X-MAN PRISONER X #1 (OF 5)    3.99 AGE OF X-MAN PRISONER X #1 (OF 5) INHYUK LEE CONNECTING VAR    3.99 ALIENS RESISTANCE #2 CVR A LA TORRE    3.99
  12. New Releases 2/27/19
    27 Feb, 2019
    New Releases 2/27/19
    Check out our full release list below!  COMICS AND TRADE PAPERBACKS:  ACTION COMICS #1008    3.99 ACTION COMICS #1008 VAR ED    3.99 AGE OF X-MAN X-TREMISTS #1 (OF 5)    3.99 AGE OF X-MAN X-TREMISTS #1 (OF 5) INHYUK LEE CONNECTING VAR    3.99 ALBERT EINSTEIN TIME MASON #5    3.99 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16    4.99 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 HAWTHORNE CAPTAIN MARVEL VAR    4.99 ASPEN COMICS 2019 YEAR AHEAD    0.25 ATOMIC ROBO & DAWN OF NEW ERA #3 (OF 5) CVR A WEGENER    3.99 ATOMIC ROBO & DAWN OF NEW
  13. Netflix Just Made Big Strides for Independent Comics...You Wont Want to Miss This!
    18 Feb, 2019
    Netflix Just Made Big Strides for Independent Comics...You Wont Want to Miss This!
    Netflix made big strides for comic book lovers after they released their own versions of Marvel's gritty heroes stories. But fans were crushed after they announced the cancellation of popular shows like Daredevil, Luke Cage, and the Defenders. But now the streaming service just released their newest show, and it has some surprising source material. Netflix just released the first season of their new show, The Umbrella Academy--and made another big stride for independent comics in the
  14. New Releases-- February 20th, 2019
    18 Feb, 2019
    New Releases-- February 20th, 2019
    Check out our full release list below!  Remember, don't miss out on your favorite weekly title or a chance to get that limited edition statue...send us your pre-orders! Email [email protected], text or call (540) 621- 9274, or send us a Facebook message!  New Comic and Trade Paperback Releases: ADVENTURE TIME MARCY & SIMON #2 (OF 6) PREORDER MARCY     3.99 ADVENTURE TIME MARCY & SIMON #2 (OF 6) PREORDER SIMON    3.99 AGE OF X-MAN AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #1 (OF 5)    3.99 AGE OF
  15. The Best (Worst) Twists on Your Favorite Characters You Need to Read
    06 Feb, 2019
    The Best (Worst) Twists on Your Favorite Characters You Need to Read
    Dark twists on old favorites are trending in the comic world--and we're loving it!  While we will always honor our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man and our justice-hungry Kryptonian, it is always interesting to find a way to twist an old favorite into something wild and new.  Here are the top five dark renditions of your beloved comic characters that are a must read:  1) Marvel Zombies:  Marvel Zombies was a five-issue limited series that introduced beloved characters as (you guessed it)
  16. Weekly Releases- Comics and More 01/30/19
    25 Jan, 2019
    Weekly Releases- Comics and More 01/30/19
    This week, we received over 100 new titles, including some great variant covers as well as Batman #997--the countdown to issue #1000! Remember to pre-order your copy of Batman #1000 before Sunday to ensure you receive the covers you want for your collection!  Check out our full release list below:    ACTION COMICS #1007  3.99 ACTION COMICS #1007 VAR ED  3.99 ACTUAL ROGER #1 (OF 5)      1.50 ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 11 #4 MAIN   3.99 AGE OF X-MAN ALPHA #1       4.99 AGE OF X-MAN ALPHA #1 RAHZZAH
  17. Weekly Releases- Toys and Statues 01/30/19
    25 Jan, 2019
    Weekly Releases- Toys and Statues 01/30/19
    Last week, we received hundreds of Pops! Figures in stock, along with special edition action figures such as Batman and Superman from Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, King Kong: Of Skull Island, Kingdom Hearts, and more! This week, we received some seriously impressive statues featuring Venom, Harley Quinn, Dick Grayson, and more! Check out our full release list below: LEGENDARY COMICS VENOM (Half-Scale Bust)                                        $150.00 MARVEL PREMIERE AVENGERS 3 THOR
  18. Weekly Releases- Comics and More 01/23/19
    17 Jan, 2019
    Weekly Releases- Comics and More 01/23/19
    Happy Friday! Next week's New Book Day releases are sure to excite everyone, with storylines from Aquaman to Shuri continuing, and new series like War is Hell! starting.  Check out our full release list for books, hardcovers, and trade paperbacks below: ABSOLUTE FLASHPOINT (Hardcover)  $75.00 ALIENS RESISTANCE #1 (Variant Cover A)   $3.99 ALIENS RESISTANCE #1 (Variant Cover B)   $3.99 AMERICAN CARNAGE #3                          $3.99 AQUAMAN #44
  19. Here's to 2019!
    05 Jan, 2019
    Here's to 2019!
    Happy 2019!  First and foremost, the team behind Gateway Comics and Toys wishes to thank you for our tremendous year in 2018. We expanded our store on Plank Road to include a second storefront full of back-issue comics and surprises galore. To kick off 2019, we are re-focusing our social media presence and launching our brand new blog, The Narrator. Coming February 2019, we will also be launching our online store so that fans near and far can find the childhood toy they've been searching for,

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