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.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Keep those donations coming, folks! ONE FREE COMIC FOR EACH ITEM, and more!


As you well know, our annual Holiday Food Drive runs until the end of the year... here's the details:

1) FOR EACH FOOD (within three months) ITEM DONATED, YOU MAY SELECT ONE COMIC FROM OUR BACK ISSUE BINS, ABSOLUTELY FREE, YOUR CHOICE! 

2) FOR EACH FOOD ITEM DONATED, YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE ENTRY INTO OUR COMIX CONNECTION FOOD DRIVE 2014 PRIZE DRAWING! 

FOR EACH STORE: 
GRAND PRIZE - $100.00 Shopping Spree! 
SECOND PRIZE - $50.00 Shopping Spree! 
THIRD PRIZE - $25.00 Shopping Spree! 

That's right, 1 food item = 1 contest entry + 1 free bin comic! 


COMIX CONNECTION'S ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE RUNS ALL THE WAY UNTIL JANUARY 1ST OR SO, SO PLEASE HELP!

BRING US SOME FOOD, GRAB SOME FREE COMIC BOOKS, ENTER THE PRIZE DRAWING AND HELP HUNGRY PENNSYLVANIANS!  BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED SO FAR!  IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

THIS JUST IN!



As you well know, our annual Holiday Food Drive runs until the end of the year... here's the details:

1) FOR EACH FOOD (within three months) ITEM DONATED, YOU MAY SELECT ONE COMIC FROM OUR BACK ISSUE BINS, ABSOLUTELY FREE, YOUR CHOICE! 

2) FOR EACH FOOD ITEM DONATED, YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE ENTRY INTO OUR COMIX CONNECTION FOOD DRIVE 2014 PRIZE DRAWING! 

FOR EACH STORE: 
GRAND PRIZE - $100.00 Shopping Spree! 
SECOND PRIZE - $50.00 Shopping Spree! 
THIRD PRIZE - $25.00 Shopping Spree! 

That's right, 1 food item = 1 contest entry + 1 free bin comic! 

COMIX CONNECTION'S ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE RUNS ALL THE WAY UNTIL JANUARY 1ST OR SO, SO PLEASE HELP! 

And we just received this email after the first pickup at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg: 

Hi Joe, I wanted to let you know that we picked up 1,466 pounds of food today! 
Katie Wetzel 
Marketing Manager 
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank 

WHICH IS COMPLETELY AWESOME! That puts us almost half-way to beating 2011's record! 

PREVIOUS DONATIONS: 
2010 - 2058 pounds 
2011 - 3169 pounds 
2012 - 2939 pounds 
2013 - 2654 pounds 

So, BRING US SOME FOOD, GRAB SOME FREE COMIC BOOKS, ENTER THE PRIZE DRAWING AND HELP HUNGRY PENNSYLVANIANS! BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED SO FAR! IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

PLEASE HELP...


YOUR DONATION ACTUALLY DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE!

 
PLEASE DONATE SOME FOOD ITEMS AT EITHER COMIX CONNECTION LOCATION TO HELP FEED YOUR LESS-FORTUNATE NEIGHBORS!

(NOTE: All food items must be within TWO MONTHS of expiration date to be accepted... sorry folks, we can't take your outdated items!)

1) FOR EACH FOOD ITEM DONATED, YOU MAY SELECT ONE COMIC FROM OUR BACK ISSUE BINS, ABSOLUTELY FREE, YOUR CHOICE!

2) FOR EACH FOOD ITEM DONATED, YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE ENTRY INTO OUR COMIX CONNECTION FOOD DRIVE 2014 PRIZE DRAWING!


FOR EACH STORE:
GRAND PRIZE - $100.00 Shopping Spree!
SECOND PRIZE - $50.00 Shopping Spree!
THIRD PRIZE - $25.00 Shopping Spree!


That's right, 1 food item = 1 contest entry + 1 free bin comic!

COMIX CONNECTION'S ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE RUNS ALL THE WAY UNTIL JANUARY 1ST OR SO, SO PLEASE HELP!

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Sunday, December 07, 2014

Special Event: Artist - Todd Nauck at Mech!

SATURDAY - December 20th
Noon - 2 PM
Comix Connection: Mechanicsburg

Special Guest: Artist - TODD NAUCK

Todd is the current penciler on NIGHTCRAWLER!

He has worked on many other titles including: Wildguard, Teen Titans, Young Justice, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Guarding the Globe, and many more!

So come on out and make Todd feel welcome in Mechanicsburg, and get some stuff signed!

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Monday, December 01, 2014

Help us help hungry Pennsylvanians!


FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER! 

Black Friday kicks off Comix Connection's Annual Food Drive to benefit the York Rescue Mission in York and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Mechanicsburg! 

PLEASE DONATE SOME FOOD ITEMS TO HELP FEED YOUR LESS-FORTUNATE NEIGHBORS! (NOTE: All food items must be within TWO MONTHS of expiration date to be accepted... sorry folks, we can't take your outdated items!) 

1) FOR EACH FOOD ITEM DONATED, YOU MAY SELECT ONE COMIC FROM OUR BACK ISSUE BINS, ABSOLUTELY FREE, YOUR CHOICE! 

2) FOR EACH FOOD ITEM DONATED, YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE ENTRY INTO OUR COMIX CONNECTION FOOD DRIVE 2014 PRIZE DRAWING! 

FOR EACH STORE: 
GRAND PRIZE - $100.00 Shopping Spree! 
SECOND PRIZE - $50.00 Shopping Spree! 
THIRD PRIZE - $25.00 Shopping Spree! 

That's right, 1 food item = 1 contest entry + 1 free bin comic! 



PREVIOUS DONATIONS: 
2010 - 2058 pounds 
2011 - 3169 pounds 
2012 - 2939 pounds 
2013 - 2654 pounds 

What's not to like? BRING US SOME FOOD TODAY SO THAT WE CAN CRACK 2011's RECORD! WE ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS ALL THE WAY TO THE END OF THE YEAR, SO BRING IT ON!

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

TWENTY PERCENT OFF ALL WEEKEND!





COMIX CONNECTION'S SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY SALE! 


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29TH AND SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30TH 

20% OFF EVERYTHING IN BOTH STORES ALL DAY BOTH DAYS*! 

*With the exception of giftcards and vending machine items.

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Friday, November 28, 2014


SIX HOURS ONLY! 

 Both Comix Connection-York and Comix Connection-Mechanicsburg 

TODAY, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH From 6:00 AM UNTIL 12:00 NOON 

EVERYTHING IN BOTH STORES WILL BE BUY TWO OF ANYTHING IN STOCK, GET ONE ITEM (of equal or lesser value) ABSOLUTELY FREE!* 

BUY AS MANY ITEMS AT THE "BUY TWO GET ONE FREE" RATE AS YOU WANT! 

HOWEVER YOU WANT TO MIX AND MATCH STUFF IS OK WITH US! 

 JUST COME ON OUT AND GRAB SOME BARGAINS!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

COMIX CONNECTION'S SMALL BUSINESS WEEKEND SALE ANNOUNCED!

COMIX CONNECTION IS HOLDING A SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY SALE!
 
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29TH AND TOMORROW SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30TH
20% OFF EVERYTHING IN BOTH STORES ALL DAY BOTH DAYS*!

*With the exception of giftcards and vending machine items.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

ANNOUNCING COMIX CONNECTION'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE!

Help us help hungry Pennsylvanians!

Yep, we're doing it again!  Black Friday kicks off Comix Connection's Annual Food Drive to benefit the York Rescue Mission in York and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Mechanicsburg!  

PLEASE DONATE SOME FOOD ITEMS TO HELP FEED YOUR LESS-FORTUNATE NEIGHBORS!


(NOTE: All food items must be within TWO MONTHS of expiration date to be accepted... sorry folks, we can't take your outdated items!)




1) FOR EACH FOOD ITEM DONATED, YOU MAY SELECT ONE COMIC FROM OUR BACK ISSUE BINS, ABSOLUTELY FREE, YOUR CHOICE!

2) FOR EACH FOOD ITEM DONATED, YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE ENTRY INTO OUR COMIX CONNECTION FOOD DRIVE 2014 PRIZE DRAWING!

FOR EACH STORE:

GRAND PRIZE - $100.00 Shopping Spree!
SECOND PRIZE - $50.00 Shopping Spree!
THIRD PRIZE - $25.00 Shopping Spree!


That's right, 1 food item = 1 contest entry + 1 free bin comic! 

 PREVIOUS DONATIONS:
2010 - 2058 pounds

2011 - 3169 pounds
2012 - 2939 pounds
2013 - 2654 pounds
What's not to like! BRING US SOME FOOD TODAY SO THAT WE CAN CRACK 2011's RECORD!
WE ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS ALL THE WAY TO THE END OF THE YEAR, SO BRING IT ON!

COMIX CONNECTION'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE STARTS ON BLACK FRIDAY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH AND RUNS ALL THE WAY UNTIL JANUARY 1ST OR SO!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

ANNOUNCING COMIX CONNECTION'S ANNUAL BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

COMIX CONNECTION'S BLACK FRIDAY MADNESS SALE! 


 SIX HOURS ONLY! 

Both Comix Connection-York and Comix Connection-Mechanicsburg 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH From 6:00 AM UNTIL 12:00 NOON 
EVERYTHING IN BOTH STORES WILL BE 


BUY TWO OF ANYTHING IN STOCK, GET ONE ITEM (of equal or lesser value) ABSOLUTELY FREE!* 

BUY AS MANY ITEMS AT THE "BUY TWO GET ONE FREE" RATE AS YOU WANT! 

HOWEVER YOU WANT TO MIX AND MATCH STUFF IS OK WITH US! 

JUST COME ON OUT AND GRAB SOME BARGAINS! 

(*DOES NOT INCLUDE GIFT CARDS OR VENDING MACHINE ITEMS! This sale cannot be combined with any other sales, offers, discounts or coupons!)

See you on Friday, bright and early.  Bring coffee.  NO PAJAMAS PLEASE.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Gotham Central

Has everyone been enjoying the new Bat-verse show Gotham? I saw the first few episodes, and I thought it was a fun little slice of the Bat-world; an interesting look at the city that the Batman was going to devote his life to through the eyes of the people on the street, before the craziness of Gotham City got truly crazy; a sort of "police procedural" within a world that is soon going to become more accustomed to capes and tights than to badges and guns.
However...this isn't the first time that Gotham City has been seen through those eyes!
Back in December of 2002, the first issue of a new series set within the Bat-verse, written by Greg Ruka and Ed Brubaker and penciled by Michael Lark, debuted after much waiting and planning. It was called Gotham Central, and its stars were the police officers of Gotham City--including Renee Montoya and Crispus Allen, whom you'll recognize from their supporting roles in the new Gotham show! Of course, James Gordon and Harvey Bullock make appearances as well--as does Batman--as well as villains like Two-Face, Poison Ivy, and even the Joker himself. Honestly though, the familiar faces are just the icing on the cake; there's not a single one of these cops who isn't complex enough to hold their own in a story even without the cape and cowl around, in my opinion!
Gotham Central lasted until 2006, and while it never had stellar sales numbers, I read each and every issue, and I can tell you it deserved better sales (and certainly earned both its Eisner and its Harvey Award). The characters were great, the storylines brilliant, and the chance to view Batman's city through the lens of the ordinary, everyday cops who had to clean-up the messes, somehow still operate as police in a world where a man dressed like a bat could be summoned by using the giant flashlight on top of their building, and hold the line against the madness--that was fascinating! It was a whole new perspective, and it really opened my eyes to the possible realities of life in a super-heroes' world (good and bad). I don't want to tell you more because I don't want to spoil anything; half the fun of these stories was in seeing things differently, and it would be mean of me to give that away before you get the chance to read them for yourselves!
The show Gotham would not, I am absolutely certain, exist without this book paving the way for the stories it tells--and I can also tell you that reading these stories will be well worth your time! They're gritty and painful and solid, full of twists and gut-punches, and they do "cop show" better than any Cop Show I've ever seen on TV. This is one of my favorite Bat-verse stories of all time. Gotham Central is available in collection, and we have some on our shelves right now (unless we've sold out again, in which case we'll be glad to order you replacements), so don't delay: discover the other side of fighting crime in Gotham City today!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sad news

 Jesus, Brian and Mike goofin' around at the annual Creator Cookout at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg


All of us here at Comix Connection were very saddened to hear of the loss of writer Jesus Gonzalez yesterday. Jesus was a friend of Comix Connection, always pitching in at the annual Creator Cookout, meeting fans and telling stories. His gentle yet wry demeanor was was one of the highlights of the event and we will miss him. Author and long-time friend and collaborator Brian Keene says it best HERE.

Rest In Peace, J.F.

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Saturday, November 01, 2014

The Most Wonderful Time...

...to be a fan of all things Comics!

I've read a lot of blogs and things over the last few years bemoaning the demise (or at least dilution of) "geek." As far as I'm concerned, being a geek simply means one is really interested in something. Let's face it, you Fantasy Footballers, you're geeks right along side D&D players. You just have a different point of interest. Being a geek is not defined by the teasing, bullying, or ostracization you endured in school. (Those may be common and unfortunate side effects, and I experienced them myself, but they don't define being a geek.)

But this isn't about all that.

It's about this glorious time we comic book fans find ourselves in. Both Marvel and DC announced a metric crap ton of movie announcements on us in the past month. Wonder Woman and Carol Danvers will both be on the big screed before the decade is out. Peggy Carter (of Captain America) will be headlining her own TV series in the new year, with other Marvel characters headed to Netflix. DC already has a smorgasbord of their heroes and villains scampering around multiple networks. From Flash to Constantine and more on the way, like Supergirl and more!



When Avengers reached the end credit scenes, the thing I heard the most was, "I never thought I'd see Thanos in a movie!" This year, I heard the same thing for Days of Future Past, "Never thought I'd get to see massive Sentinels!" Or even later in the end credits again, "Holy crap, that's Apocalypse!"

There are comics for everything and everyone. Comics featuring an Autistic hero in Face Value Comics. Archie and the gang are plagued by zombies in Afterlife with Archie. Star Trek and Planet of the Apes are about to have a crossover. That's not to mention the huge offerings for Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, and other TV/Movie first franchises. Alien, Predator, Sons of Anarchy and so many more!


You don't have to like every comic to be a comic fan. Frankly, there's tons of stuff I never look at. And that's okay. The coolest thing about being a comic fan, or geek of any kind, is recognizing the passion in another fan. It does not have to be a passion for the same thing.

Some of my favorites are X-Men, Hellboy, Wonder Woman, and Black Science. I am not to interested in Walking Dead, Green Lantern or Iron Man. But when I talk with another fan who is into those things, I see the same passion for their heroes as I have for mine.

That's the common ground.

Comics (and their characters) are more popular than ever. A year ago the only way you'd have seen a Rocket and Groot back pack would be if someone made it themselves. They are now known around the globe. Two years ago, most people would have confused Green Arrow and Green Lantern. No one outside of comics fans got the Grood Easter egg in the Flash pilot. That will eventually change.


It's a great time to be a comics fan. Massive movies, runaway TVseries, and collectables out the proverbial wazzu! Granted, your favorite character might be neglected or not portrayed the way you always hoped. But they are out there. And your favorite stories from your old comics, they still exist. Who cares what reboot, rebranding, or universe wide cataclysm has altered things going forward. The stuff you fell in love with, is still out there, in comics!

There are also hundreds of new stories and characters waiting for you to discover them. Comics like Black Science, Low, Saga, Y the Last Man, Criminal, Fatale, Xenozoic, New Frontier, Nextwave, Umbral, and so many more.
 
 
 

It's a great time to be a comics fan. There's a lot to love.

So, come and get your love!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Costume Contest and Food Drive winners announced!


OK folks, here's the list of Costume Contest winners from last weekend's Comix Connection Halloween Comicfest 2014 event:

COMIX CONNECTION - YORK 

Ages 12 and Under 
1) Ben Baker (Transformer) 
2) Brian Morris (Little Flash) 
3) Sheena Calhoun (Bee) 

Ages 13 and Up 
1) Zoe (Weeping Angel) 
2) Shayna (Robin) 
3) Matt Herman(Owl)

COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG

Ages 12 and Under:
1st Prize: Speedy - Gabriel - $25.00 COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CARD
2nd Prize: Vampire Batman - Calvin - $10.00 COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CARD
3rd Prize: Riddler - Max - $5.00 COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CARD

Ages 13 and Up:
1st Prize: Tie Winners! Captain America - Sharon Berger & Thor - Kayley Bowen - $25.00 COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CARD
2nd Prize: Constantine - Matt Zeigler - $10.00 COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CARD
3rd Prize: Kaylee Fry - Kathy Schock - $5.00 COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CARD


And here's the list of Prize Drawing winners from the Food Drive:

COMIX CONNECTION - YORK


1) David Myers - $25.00 COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CARD 
2) Maggie Fertucci - $10.00 COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CARD 
3) Matthew Wildasin - $5.00 COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CARD
COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG

1) Tom Bentley - $25.00 COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CARD 
2) Jim Pottinger - $10.00 COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CARD 
3) Adam Alamo - $5.00 COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CARD
THANKS to everyone who came out in costume, and many thanks to those who donated food items for the York Rescue Mission and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank! You guys and gals are the BEST!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Hake's Americana & Collectibles Auction #213 now accepting bids!


Are you in the know? Did you realize that York, PA is the home of the premiere worldwide collectibles auction house? Have you ever heard of Hake's Americana & Collectibles?  If you like pop culture collectibles, HAKE'S AMERICANA Auctions should be one of your first stops. They consistently list some of the most amazing cool and hard-to-find items from the entire spectrum of collecting, from political buttons to celebrity clothing items and everything in between. It's always a real treat to look through their massive thrice-annual catalogs...

How about THIS?


"SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN" #120 ORIGINAL CURT SWAN & NEAL ADAMS COVER ART

Or THIS?



"WORLD'S FINEST" #268 ORIGINAL DICK GIORDANO COVER ART


How about THIS?





SUPERMAN ORIGINAL WAYNE BORING SPECIALTY ART PAIR

 And THIS!



"SUPERMAN" RARE VARIETY HANDKERCHIEF


Or even THIS



SUPERMAN SCARCE BROWN & RED PROMOTIONAL FIGURE

And then THIS!


"AMAZING MARVEL SUPER HEROES" FLEXI-RINGS ON STORE CARD


These few items are just a tiny handful of the THOUSANDS of items found in the fantastic Hake's auctions!

CLICK HERE to go to the main page of Hake's Americana Auction #213! It's amazing the depth and breadth of cool items they turn up. Go poke around and see what you find... and place some bids if you can't live without something. It's easy and fun! And tell 'em the folks at Comix Connection sent you!

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Well, that was pretty amazing!  Comix Connection's Halloween Comicfest 2014 was the best one yet!  Tons of people turned out, thousands of free comic books were given away, packaged/canned food was donated to the York Rescue Mission and the Pennsylvania Food Bank, storewide bargains were snagged, creative costumes were on display and I believe there may have been candy involved... so the only thing left to say is

THANK YOU

to everyone who helped make the weekend a smash success! 

THANK YOU ALL for helping us to have such a great event!

And THANK YOU COUNTER MONKEYS!  You guys and gal are the very best... you really are the heart of Comix Connection and our success bears witness to that every single day.  THANK YOU.


We will have the names of the Costume Contest winners and the Food Donation Prize Drawings available shortly... stay tuned!

NEXT UP:  Special Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Sale!



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