South-Central Pennsylvania's Ultra-Hip Pop Culture Mecca™! Since its founding in 1988 by local fans Ned Senft and Bill Wahl, Comix Connection™ has served the Pennsylvania comic-reading community for over 25 years. From its humble beginnings in the old York Book Emporium in downtown York to its current globe-straddling locations in the West Manchester Mall in York and on the Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg, Comix Connection™ has always provided the very best in customer service, selection of neat stuff and attention to detail. Visit us today! Questions? Comments? Call or Email us! Of course, all images are © and ™ their respective copyright and trademark holders! No matter where you go, there you are.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Thanks to all who donated!


Just to keep everyone up-to-date, I recently emptied the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund donation cans that you see on our countertops here at Comix Connection, and sent them a USPO money order for $84.00!  So THANK YOU, everyone who has dropped their change in the cans!  It goes to a good cause!  What is the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund?  Here's a brief description:


Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals.

CLICK HERE to learn more!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

The latest Comix Connection No(YES)-PRIZE winner!


I just got this, from longtime fan Adam Alamo, who recently visited the Dominican Republic:





This is me in my shirt at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.


Bring it on!
Let's see...

Level of difficulty: 8/10 

Creativity and imagination: 6/10 

FOR BRINGING US THE FIRST PHOTO WITH OUR SHIRT FROM THE CARIBBEAN,  YOU AUTOMATICALLY GET: +10 POINTS 

Your NO(YES)-PRIZE: a TEN DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE! 

Way to go Adam!

 Learn all about the ongoing contest HERE!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

BEST COOKOUT IN A PARKING LOT EVER





WOW. That's all I can say... WOW. Boy was that fun! It was great to see so many of you who came out to Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg for a bit of grub and to donate canned goods to the Pennsylvania Food Bank and to take advantage of our special sales!

THANKS to Mike Hawthorne, Jess Eppley and Brad Samuelson for coming out to the store and meeting the fans... you guys and gals are what make this event so much fun!

THANKS to everyone who partook of the tasty grill bounty and chatted with the guests! Who doesn't enjoy grilled parking lot meat courtesy of Mike Hawthorne?

 


SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who donated foodstuffs (and cash) for the Pennsylvania Food Bank! Once again, you all outdid yourselves... there were more than two huge barrels of food brought in, with a sizable overflow too! Once we get the final tally, I'll post it!

THANKS to the indefatigable Mark Boyce. Let's see, he brought the awning and the grills, brought supplies, supervised the food tent, cleaned up afterwards... heck, he pretty much runs the show!

THANKS
to Jason Sullivan, who held down the fort at the Pennsylvania Food Bank Donation Station!
 
THANKS
to the stalwart Comix Connection Counter Monkeys who kept things running smoothly: Manager Joe, Paul, Matt, Jesse, and Nicky!




SPECIAL THANKS of course to Mike Hawthorne for grilling the meat! The kabobs are always a high point of the day!

THANKS to everyone who showed up... and to everyone else... SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

IMPORTANT NOTICE #2

JOHN KOVAKESKI WILL NOT BE ATTENDING DUE TO ILLNESS.  WE APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE AND WISH JOHN A SPEEDY RECOVERY.

Comix Connection Creator Cookout 2014 is TODAY!

THIS IS WHAT YOU COULD BE ENJOYING: 

1) PICNIC IN THE PARKING LOT FROM NOON - 3PM 

2) COOL CREATIVE TYPES TO MEET AND CHAT WITH

3) Food Drive with awesome prizes to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. 

4) ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS AT COMIX CONNECTION - 

MECHANICSBURG ARE A MERE ONE DOLLAR EACH ALL DAY

5) EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE STORE IS 20% OFF ALL DAY! 



 This is what it looks like:








 
I mean COME ON!  It's a ridiculous amount of fun!  Come and see for yourself!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Comix Connection Creator Cookout Checklist!



As you well know, tomorrow August 16th is the Seventh Annual Creator Cookout at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg right there in the parking lot out front from Noon until 3PM... but you may be thinking "What should I bring?" Well, here's a handy checklist:
 



YOUR APPETITE - DEADPOOL artist Mike Hawthorne works up a mean grill, delivering delicious treats to all present, free of charge! Hamburgers, hot dogs and Those Patented Hawthorne Kabobs will all be grilled to perfection for your dining pleasure.  There will be multiple choices of beverages of course, plus tasty potato chips and condiments... DIG IN! (If you have special dietary needs, bring whatever food you can eat and Mike will find room for it on the grill!)


OPTIONAL: BRING A COVERED DISH OR DESSERT OR A TUB OF LOBSTERS OR WHATEVER if you are so inclined... think of the Creator Cookout as sort of a "potluck" also! If you bring it, it will get eaten!


SOME CANS OR PACKAGES OF (at least two months in-date) FOOD ITEMS - These are being collected for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to help hungry folks in our area... won't you please donate? BONUS: For each food item donated, you will receive one entry into our Fabulous Prize Drawing, which includes swell prizes and much much more! (If you donate cash, you will receive one entry for each dollar donated!) Help us to help others!
    




STUFF BY MIKE HAWTHORNE, JESS EPPLEY, BRAD SAMUELSON AND JOHN KOVALESKI - You'll have plenty of opportunity to chat with these awesome creators, and they will gladly sign any of their stuff... and if you don't have something to sign, we will have some of their work available!

YOUR CAMERA - Get your picture taken with these guys to capture and hold the memories of this momentous time! You'll be able to show your less-cool friends that you rub elbows with famous creators! How awesome is that?

YOUR SPARE CHANGE/MAD MONEY - ALL back issues in the bins at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg are ONLY ONE DOLLAR EACH ALL DAY! Fill a box, AND EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE STORE IS A WHOPPING 20% OFF ALL DAY!

SUNSCREEN, HATS AND SUNGLASSES - I learned this one last year the hard way... on Sunday I looked like a Typical Florida Tourist. Learn not to burn!

CHAIRS - We do have a bunch of chairs, but we may run out as this event gets bigger every year... if you require seating, throw a couple folding chairs in your trunk just to be on the safe side!

Let's have some fun in the sun, folks... what better way to spend a Saturday than hanging with creative talent eating grilled meats?

REMEMBER:
  •     FREE GRILLED MEAT TREATS FROM NOON - 3PM
  •     COOL CREATIVE TYPES TO HANG OUT WITH AND CHAT WITH
  •     Food Drive with awesome prizes to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank... for each food item donated, get one entry into our Fabulous Prize Drawing!
  •     ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS AT COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG ARE A MERE ONE DOLLAR EACH ALL DAY
  •   EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE STORE IS 20% OFF ALL DAY!
BE THERE TOMORROW!

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THIS SATURDAY'S CREATOR COOKOUT:

AUTHOR BRIAN KEENE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND DUE TO FAMILY ISSUES... COMIX CONNECTION REGRETS ANY DISAPPOINTMENT THIS MAY BRING. Our thoughts are with Brian and his family at this time.

FOOD DRIVE at THIS Saturday's Creator Cookout at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg



As you well know, we are holding a Food Drive for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in conjunction with the Seventh Annual Creator Cookout 2014 being held this Saturday August 16th at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg!

The dealio: FOR EACH WITHIN-TWO-MONTHS-IN-DATE FOOD ITEM YOU DONATE, you will be entered in a Fabulous Prize Drawing! Prizes include lots of swag! Stay tuned!


Oh and in addition to FREE GRUB IN THE PARKING LOT from Noon until about 3pm, we are also holding an ALL COMICS IN THE BINS ARE ONE DOLLAR EACH from 10AM until we close at 9PM, PLUS EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE STORE (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF NEW/UNBAGGED COMIC BOOKS) IS A WHOPPING 20% OFF!


So come on out and grab a Hawthorne Kabob or burger or dog, chat with some talented people, geek out with fellow fans and enjoy the blistering parking lot heat, then dive into the cool recesses of the store and score some cool ONE DOLLAR back issues and maybe win some Neat Stuff! See you there!  AND BRING SOME FOOD TO DONATE TO THE CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA FOOD BANK!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Meet the Talent at this Saturday's Creator Cookout at Comix Connection - Mechancisburg

As you well know, this Saturday August 16th, Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg is hosting a bunch of very talented creators at the Sixth Annual Comix Connection Creator Cookout. Let's take a look at the lineup of confirmed guests:


 
MIKE HAWTHORNE - is the creator of the comic book series Hysteria and has provided the artwork for various other comics, including Deadpool,The Un-men, Fear Agent, Umbra, G.I. JOE: Origins, Whiskey Dickel, Three Days in Europe, one story arc of Queen & Country, and Conan: Road of Kings. (And it was his idea to hold the cookout in the first place, along with Brian Keene.)



BRIAN KEENE - Brian Keene is an American author, primarily of horror, crime fiction, and comic books. He has won two Bram Stoker Awards.



JESS EPPLEY - is the author of the fantasy novel “The Book of Siavon”.



BRAD SAMUELSON - Creator of AS THE GRASS GROWS and others






JOHN KOVALESKI - MAD Magazine contributor and Bo Nannas creator!

That's quite a group of talented folks!  Stop in at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg on Saturday between Noon and 3PM and share some stories and grilled meat treats with them!  C'mon, it's FUN!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ESCAPE ARTIST TO PREFORM AT SEVENTH ANNUAL CREATOR COOKOUT!

That's right!   At 2:00PM SHARP!

THIS:


PLUS THIS:




Equals a sight to behold!  

Be there at the Seventh Annual Creator Cookout on Saturday, August 16th at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg at 2PM sharp... Cartoonist John Kovaleski will (attempt to) escape from a REAL STRAIGHTJACKET!  And lemme tell you from experience, that's no easy feat!  Join us in the parking lot of Comix Connection and gawk like a rube at the spectacle!  You won't regret it or forget it!  Wagering forbidden!

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Monday, August 11, 2014

SEVENTH ANNUAL CREATOR COOKOUT IS ALSO A POTLUCK!


That's right, this Saturday's SEVENTH ANNUAL CREATOR COOKOUT AT COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG is also a POTLUCK!
"A potluck is a gathering of people where each person or group of people contribute a dish of food prepared by the person or the group of people, to be shared among the larger gathered group."


If you are son inclined, bring something to the Cookout to share!  We love food and are always willing to try stuff... and home-made is always the best, dontcha think?  Bring it on!  Whether it's a nice casserole or some fresh-baked cookies or a bucket of lobster tails for Bill, BRING IT ON!  It will be greatly appreciated!   Share your goodies!

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Saturday, August 09, 2014

NEXT SATURDAY at COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG!


BE THERE!

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Friday, August 01, 2014

Discover How to Guard Your Galaxy!

This summer's most out-of-this-world movie is here. Are you ready?
The Guardians of the Galaxy are a rag-tag group of outcasts, rebels, outlaws, and criminals. They are also, more often than not, the very last hope that the galaxy has (hence their only-somewhat tongue-in-cheek name). They are also probably the least-widely-known of Marvel's heroes to have hit the big screen so far. Do you know who they are?

First created in 1969, the team originally included Vance Astro, an Earth astronaut; Charlie-27, a soldier from Jupiter; Martinex T'Naga, a crystal alien from Pluto; and Yondu Udonta, from Centauri-IV. They were forced to unite against the alien threat of the Badoon, who were attempting to conquer the Earth. Starhawk and Nikki joined them on their trip back through time where they met Captain America and several other 20th-Century heroes. The Guardians fought the Badoon, and their creator Korvac, up and down the timestream. Time travel figured prominently in later Guardians stories, including an arc where the team itself altered with each "reboot" as Starhawk kept trying to save the future by changing the past.
 
While few of the original team have been seen in action lately, you can easily find their older adventures in reprint, including both the Tomorrow's Avengers and the Guardians by Jim Valentino collections.
In 2008, a new team of heroes took on the mantle of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The membership of this new incarnation consisted of Peter Quill, the half-alien Star-Lord; Rocket Raccoon, a sharp-shooting furry malcontent; Quasar, artificial daughter of Captain Mar-Vell; Adam Warlock, an oft-tormented messiah; Gamora, the deadliest woman in the universe; Drax the Destroyer, created to destroy Thanos; and Groot, who is...well, who is Groot.
 This team of Guardians originally fought together against the vicious galaxy-spanning threat of the Annihilation Wave, along with several other allies; after the invasion, Star-Lord formed the team to be a pro-active force dedicated to protecting the galaxy before it was endangered. The team collapses and re-forms more than once, over the course of their efforts to save the galaxy from its biggest threats, and several members even fall in battle -- or at least seem to! The trials of Marvel's cosmic heroes were truly legendary, playing-out over a scale even larger than the Avengers themselves are accustomed to!
Eventually the Guardians of the Galaxy rebooted under Marvel's NOW initiative, creating the team we have today, and the one we find in the current movie. They are eventually joined by Venom and Captain Marvel (and even Iron Man, briefly!), and together they continue to protect the galaxy -- whether it wants them to or not!
Most of the modern adventures of the Guardians of the Galaxy can be found in collection, both in the Annihilation Classic volume re-printing some of their first appearances, and the massive Annihilation Omnibus that retells most of that brutal universe-shaking invasion -- one of my favorite comic book arcs, incidentally!
 The newest team's adventures have already reached their fourth story-arc, soon to be collected in Guardians of the Galaxy: Disassembled. That joins the first three volumes: Cosmic Avengers, Angela, and The Trial of Jean Grey -- all great stories on their own, but even better together as a series! The Guardians also had a starring role in the first volume of the Avengers Assemble series; a book that incorporated the line-up from the Avengers movie into comic book continuity, and is thus a perfect starting point for someone wanting to make the transition from film to book! Another great way to dive-in would be with the Guargians of the Galaxy Movie Prelude, a short volume that sets-up the story in the film.
Whether you want to take a crash-course on our space-faring heroes before you see the movie so you can impress your friends with your advanced knowledge, or you've already seen it and are eager to learn more about the Guardians -- you won't be disappointed by their off-the-screen adventures! Come in and grab a copy off the shelf today (and if we've sold out in the sudden rush, don't hesitate to have us order you whatever we're missing!) and introduce yourself to the Guardians of the Galaxy -- past, present, and future!

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG TO HOST SEVENTH ANNUAL CREATOR COOKOUT!


That's right, the SEVENTH ANNUAL COMIX CONNECTION CREATOR COOKOUT will be held SATURDAY AUGUST 16TH at Comix Connection - MECHANICSBURG!

Come on out and meet these creative types between NOON and 3:00PM:

MIKE HAWTHORNE
BRIAN KEENE
JESS EPPLEY

BRAD SAMUELSON
JOHN KOVALESKI
and hopefully more!


while enjoying the delicious grill stylings of DEADPOOL artist Mike Hawthorne!



The short and skinny:

FREE FOOD IN THE PARKING LOT BETWEEN NOON AND 3PM at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg on Saturday, August 16th!

FOOD DRIVE FOR THE CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA FOOD BANK - for each food item donated, you get on entry in our Fabulous Prize Drawing, which includes lots of swell goodies!

MEET A BUNCH OF TALENTED CREATORS AND SHOOT THE BREEZE WITH THEM IN A CASUAL PICNIC ENVIRONMENT!

ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS ARE A MEASLY ONE DOLLAR EACH ALL DAY!

EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE STORE (with the exception of New/Unbagged comic books) IS A WHOPPING TWENTY PERCENT OFF ALL DAY!


MORE INFO TO FOLLOW, SEE YOU THERE!



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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BATMAN'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY CAPE WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

That's right! The following lucky folks won a commemorative Batman Cape with the awesome 75th Anniversary logo on the back... a clothing article that will surely become a family heirloom!

Comix Connection - York: 
Heather Bingaman 
Brad Landis 
Kandy Kline 
Mark Rosania 
Barrett Benica 
Kevin Noffz 
Justin Jones 

Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg: 
Tara King 
Jason Bollinger 
Alex Dowling 
John Arminio 
Eric Clay 
Nick Daniels 
Trevor Donovan 
Mike Troutman 
Elvira Guida 
Jeff Morey 


Congrats, lucky winners! No go out there and fight some crime already!

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

STILL HAPPENING, NOW THROUGH SUNDAY! 20% OFF EVERYTHING DC COMICS!





THAT'S RIGHT, FOLKS...NOW THROUGH SUNDAY AT BOTH COMIX CONNECTION LOCATIONS:

20% OFF EVERYTHING DC COMICS, with the exception of new/unbagged comic books!

ALL POSTERS, T-SHIRTS, STATUES, PUB GLASSES, COLLECTED EDITIONS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TRADE PAPERBACKS, EVERYTHING DC COMICS IS 20% OFF UNTIL CLOSING TIME ON SUNDAY!

BONUS: ALL DC COMICS BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS ARE A MERE 


ONE DOLLAR EACH!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NOW THROUGH SUNDAY -->> 20% OFF EVERYTHING DC COMICS!


THAT'S RIGHT, FOLKS...NOW THROUGH SUNDAY AT BOTH COMIX CONNECTION LOCATIONS:

20% OFF EVERYTHING DC COMICS, with the exception of new/unbagged comic books!

ALL POSTERS, T-SHIRTS, STATUES, PUB GLASSES, COLLECTED EDITIONS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TRADE PAPERBACKS, EVERYTHING DC COMICS IS 20% OFF UNTIL CLOSING TIME ON SUNDAY!

BONUS: ALL DC COMICS BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS ARE A MERE 


ONE DOLLAR EACH!

 SO EMPTY THAT PIGGY BANK, CASH IN THOSE DEPOSIT BOTTLES, ROOT THROUGH THE SOFA CUSHIONS AND GRAB THE CHANGE OUT OF THE CAR ASHTRAY AND GET IN HERE WHILE THE GETTING IS GOOD!


IT'S TOO AWESOME!

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