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.

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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Monday, July 21, 2014

It's Batman's Birthday!

(Don't tell him how many candles are on that cake.)

So I spent my Sunday night making myself a bat-utility belt out of yellow duct-tape.

What are you doing to get ready for Batman's 7th Anniversary?
Here's what Comix Connection is doing: WEDNESDAY, JULY 23rd

- 20% OFF ANYTHING BATMAN in the stores!  That's right!  Comic books, collected editions, books and graphic novels, posters, T-shirts, statues, older wall back issues, you name it!  If it has Batman in it, it's TWENTY PERCENT OFF! 


- Grab your FREE copy of the special 75th Anniversary Edition Comic Book of DETECTIVE COMICS #27, while supplies last!

- ALL BATMAN BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS will be $1.00 EACH!


- FREE Batman masks while supplies last!

AND THEN, in addition to the sale on all things Dark Knight Detective, from THURSDAY, JULY 24th through SUNDAY, JULY 27th

ALL OTHER DC COMICS STUFF WILL ALSO BE 20% OFF!

That's right, ALL DC COMICS comic books, collected editions, books and graphic novels, posters, T-shirts, statues, older wall back issues, whatever will be TWENTY PERCENT OFF until we close on Sunday, July 27th at 5PM!

ADDITIONALLY, ALL DC COMICS BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS WILL BE $1.00 EACH!





Come out and help us celebrate this monumental anniversary of one of American popular culture's most enduring and recognizable icons! 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Comix Connected: New Stuff is New!

Wednesdays will now play host to the New Release Ravings of Counter Monkey Jesse, and his ever-lovin' beard. So sit down, strap in, and hold on!


My Pull List:
    Elektra #4
    Life With Archie #36   
    Ms Marvel #6
    Original Sin #6
    She-Hulk #6
    Silver Surfer #4
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #36
    Uncanny X-Men #23
   

Top THR33:


 3)  Life With Archie #36 

Betty and Veronica recreate the classic image without their beau.


 2)  Ms Marvel #6 

Kamala makes a fast friend when she meets her first mutant!


 1)  Silver Surfer #4 

Norrin and Dawn head to Cape Cod for some lunch!



 New #1's to Explore 
Squidder -  IDW   (Templesmith meets Lovecraft!)
Robin Rises: Omega DC  (Ya can't keep a good sidekick down!)
Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched  -  Dynamite  (Matrimony was never this scary!)
New Teen Titans - DC  (Ya can't keep a good teen team down!)





 
Also: Marvel's Uncanny X-Men #23 brings She-Hulk to the Jean Grey school to present the Last Will and Testament of Charles Xavier!

 Other Cool New Stuff This Week! 

Black Widow - vol 1 TPB
Wicked & Divine #2
Lex Luthor: Deluxe New 52 Action Figure
Star Trek: Star Ship Collection
Spider Woman: Bishoujo StatueSpike: Into the Ligh - Original Graphic Novel HC


and much, much, muchity more!

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

ANNOUNCING COMIX CONNECTION'S BATMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY SALE EVENT!





Comix Connection will be joining the World in celebrating the 75th anniversary of the appearance of their flagship character BATMAN!



Starting on WEDNESDAY, JULY 23rd:

- 20% OFF ANYTHING BATMAN in the stores!  That's right!  Comic books, collected editions, books and graphic novels, posters, T-shirts, statues, older wall back issues, you name it!  If it has Batman in it, it's TWENTY PERCENT OFF! 


- Grab your FREE copy of the special 75th Anniversary Edition Comic Book of DETECTIVE COMICS #27, while supplies last!

- ALL BATMAN BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS will be $1.00 EACH!


- FREE Batman masks while supplies last!

AND THEN, in addition to the sale on all things Dark Knight Detective, from THURSDAY, JULY 24th through SUNDAY, JULY 27th

ALL OTHER DC COMICS STUFF WILL ALSO BE 20% OFF!

That's right, ALL DC COMICS comic books, collected editions, books and graphic novels, posters, T-shirts, statues, older wall back issues, whatever will be TWENTY PERCENT OFF until we close on Sunday, July 27th at 5PM!

ADDITIONALLY, ALL DC COMICS BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS WILL BE $1.00 EACH!








Come out and help us celebrate this monumental anniversary of one of American popular culture's most enduring and recognizable icons! 

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Go West, Young (or Old) Reader!

While super hero comics are widely renowned as an American-made art form, the cape-and-mask set were not the first American heroes. Those were the cowboys, the rugged tamers of the Old West, slavishly romanticized by their more "civilized" countrymen Back East. Is it thus any wonder that when comic books venture into the Wild West, they do it so well? From the days of Jonah Hex, the Rawhide Kid, and Bat Lash to today, the adventurous spirit of the Wild West has long been one captured in comic books -- and now that spirit rides again in five spectacular modern stories:
The Sixth Gun is, like many of the best Western stories, set shortly after the end of the Civil War. It combines classic gunslinger story-telling with the sort of legends that always made the Old West such a mysterious, captivating place. The story follows the adventures of Becky Montcrief and her sometime-ally Drake Sinclair, pitted against such villains as General Hume, the Knights of Solomon, and the Sword of Abraham. What all these pistol-packing vagrants have in common are six magical guns, all imbued with a different power. Becky holds the titular sixth gun which grants visions of past and future, but the other weapons all have their own special dangers -- and the Old West is dangerous enough on its own even without the mayhem of magic and monsters! With a slated run-time of fifty issues to bring this epic to a close, the final days of The Sixth Gun, which started in 2010, are finally upon us. Who will hold the guns, and who will fall to the hail of bullets? This story of the mythical Old West is about to end, and there's no guarantee that when the dust settles, anyone will be left standing!
Six-Gun Gorilla likewise involves the Civil War...but not quite like we've ever seen it before! This story is set in the far-off future, with a brand new Old West to conquer, and a brand new war to fight. Of course, the story of a pistol-packing simian isn't new; the original Six-Gun Gorilla debuted in 1939 as the story of one cowboy-ape's quest for vengeance, anonymously published in a fifteen-part serial. Much like the Old West itself, the legend of The Six-Gun Gorilla has outlived itself, and now there's another gorilla in the saddle, but he's a very different creature in a very different world. The Blister is a frontier planet colonized by humanity, its fertile lands meant to support the Earth now that its own resources are depleted, but the colonists didn't like their treatment and rebelled. All the action of their civil war is transmitted back to hungry audiences on Earth courtesy of suicidal soldiers equipped with bio-cameras in exchange for fame or money. Our protagonist joins up for a spectacular death after his love life implodes, but it's when the giant talking gorilla shows up that things get really interesting, and complicated -- and that's before the bounty hunter shows up and the planet fights back! Even death may not enough to get you off the hook in this crazed reality-tv-show-war of deceit and destruction!

Scalped moves the story from the Old West to the New West, in this case with a tale of casinos and crime. Rather than the future, this tale is set in our all-too-gritty present day, specifically within the fictional Praire Rose Indian Reservation of South Dakota, whose Ogala-Lakota inhabitants have to grapple with all-too-realistic problems of organized crime, drugs and alcohol, poverty, and politics. The story starts with the return of Dashiell Bad Horse to the reservation after a fifteen year absence. He is quickly hired by Lincoln Red Crow, the president of the Oglala Tribal Council and sheriff of the Tribal Police Force, to clean-up the area before he opens his big, brand-new casino. Dashiell establishes himself as a ruthless minion of Red Crow, but in reality he is an undercover FBI Agent looking into the decades-old murders of two FBI agents. And that is just the beginning of the conflicts, double-crosses, and revenge-plots that make up the brutal, bloody pages of Scalped's story. Before the end, there are enough bodies on the ground to satisfy the requirements of any Old West gunfight, and more than enough savaged souls. This is the modern version of the Old West legend; the gruesome land of today melded with the violence of yesterday without any of the moral clarity of White Hats and Black Masks.

Plume is another mixing of Old West action with legendary magic, in this case in the form of an amulet that comes with its own guardian angel. The main protagonist, Vesper Grey, is the daughter of an adventurous explorer and she takes after her father a lot more than her stiff-laced guardian would like. But when Vesper's father comes home with a mysterious necklace, Vesper finally finds herself in safe hands, because the necklace is bound to a mysterious spirit, and Corrick is obligated to keep the wearer safe -- in this case, reckless Vesper. She is whisked from her staid Victorian life to the wide-open lands of the Old West when her father runs afoul of the wrong gang of hoodlums, gunslingers who want the mythical powers of the relics he's unearthed. Vesper's adventure soon turns into a grim tale of revenge -- for as all truly great Westerns understand, there is no better motivation for slinging lead -- and she and Corrick find themselves up against one of the most dangerous hoodlums the West has ever seen, with only the help of one plucky saloon girl to guide them to their fateful confrontation; something that not even a magical necklace may be enough to help Vesper survive!
Pretty Deadly takes the blending of magic and legend to a whole new dusty height with the story of Death's Daughter. Here the Old West turns into a true horror-story, giving us the very darkest sides of the classic Western legends. This is a mythical story of one person's transformation from little girl to grim specter, and like all good Wild West origins, it's a story of retribution and creation; a fairy-tale beginning with a dark, vengeful core. At times jarring, confusing, and convoluted, Pretty Deadly weaves its story in a lyrical, lilting style that coils in around the central plot like a rattlesnake. This is folklore at its darkest, told by a dead rabbit to a butterfly, then sprawling out across the hot, dry, corpse-riddled sands. On one level it's a love story and Death and Ginny, but on another it's about devotion, motherhood, and vengeance. And on yet another level, it's not yet clear what the story is about, because it is still unfolding. But the lush artwork, complex storytelling, and captivating characters are more than enough motivation to ride along with the story while you wait to see what sort of bloody sunset it's all going to end up in.

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Today at 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg 


Face Value Comics creator Dave Kot and artist Sky will be appearing at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg store for a signing of the limited release version of Face Value Comics #2.

This is a very limited printing of issue #2 created as a special 'Thank You' to their local supporters with special bonus pages that will not be available in the worldwide release!

Stop by and meet with the creators of one of the most innovative and ground-breaking comics ever... the one with the autistic hero! Come on out and chat with Dave and Sky and get your comic signed!

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Comix Connected: The Stuff. It is New.

Wednesdays will now play host to the New Release Ravings of Counter Monkey Jesse, and his ever-lovin' beard. So sit down, strap in, and hold on!
The Newish Wall - circa...last week!



  WEDNESDAY - July 2nd 2014 

My Pull List:
    Black Widow #8
    Original Sin #5
    NeoZoic: Trader's Gambit #4

 
Personal Favorite (since there are only 3 this week):


  Black Widow #8 


Natasha teams up with old pal Bucky for a frozen train job!


 New #1's to Explore 
Splinter Cell: Echoes Dynamite   (Tom Clancy, soldiers, war!)
Rocket Raccoon Marvel  (the little space fur-ball in his own series!)
Enormous  -  Image  (giant beasties in a devastated future)




 
Also: Marvel's Daredevil #0.1 tells us what happened to Foggy Nelson!


 Other Cool New Stuff This Week! 

The Invinity Gauntlet Omnibus - HC
Falcon - Captain America:Winter Soldier  Action Figure
Winter World - vol 1 HC and TPB
Absolute All-Star Batman and Robin - Frank Miller/Jim Lee
and much, much, muchity more!

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Hake's Americana & Collectibles Auction #212 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?




Or THIS?

Or THIS?



Or perhaps THIS?


Or even THIS?


And check THIS out!



And someone should get me THIS!



Anyway, go poke around on the Hake's site... there are some truly amazing things listed every single catalog!  And why not bid while you're at it?

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Let's Get Freaky This Summer!

The sun is too bright, the air is too wet, the days are too hot. It's the perfect time to read FreakAngels.
A complete series told in six volumes, FreakAngels is the story of a group of mis-fits. It's the story of their attempts to understand and master their strange powers, and the story of their efforts to be a family. It's the story of how the ended the world.
Oh, that's right: they ended the world. Did you think this was going to be your standard super-hero tale? Think again, because FreakAngels was created by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield and it's like nothing else out there.
"Twenty-three years ago, twelve strange children were born in England at exactly the same moment." These children all had pale skin, purple eyes, and impossible powers. They grew up as family almost as much as they were friends, these weird little buggers--and were inevitably hunted together, when the government got wind of what they could do. But not even the kids themselves knew everything they were capable of...so they ended the world. They didn't mean to, but they did. And FreakAngels is the story of what happened next.
And what a story it is. An alluring combination of dystopian fiction, steampunk technology and punk aesthetic, superhero coming-of-age, and dysfunctional family drama, FreakAngels is a crazily-captivating tale about what happens when power ends up in the wrong hands, and in the right hands, and how the world goes on afterward. It's a story about the possibilities of the future, and about the muck of the past. The characters are distinct and enchanting (even the repulsive ones), the setting is both depressing and uplifting, and the story itself will take twists you'll never see coming.
It's definitely one of my favorites, and the sun-baked flooded streets make for a perfect summer-setting. I can't think of a more appropriate time to dive into this weird world of a water-logged Whitechapel than right now! Come in and grab volume one, or order the fancy slipcased edition if you want to get fancy, but however you choose to read FreakAngels, rest assured that you won't be disappointed -- not if you enjoy stories that are weird and wacky and, yes...downright freaky.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Comix-Connected: NEW STUFFS!

Wednesdays will now play host to the New Release Ravings of Counter Monkey Jesse, and his ever-lovin' beard. So sit down, strap in, and hold on!
The New Wall - circa...Today


  WEDNESDAY - June 25th 2014 

My Pull List:
    Amazing Spider-Man #3   
    Batman #32
    Guardians of the Galaxy #16
    Letter 44 #7
    Ms Marvel #5
    Saga #20
    Serenity: Leaves of the Wind #6
    Trees #2
    Uncanny Avengers #21

Personal Top 3:

3)
  Trees #2 


Black Poppies growing in the Arctic. Sounds normal.
   

2)  Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6 

The much anticipated conclusion is here! Find out what happens to our favorite space pirates!


    1)  Uncanny Avengers #21 

The battle for the past is here! The Uncanny Avengers pull a Days-of-Future-Past to save the World!


 New #1's to Explore 
Alien Legion: Uncivil War Titan Comics   (title pretty much sums it up)
Original Sin: Hulk vs Iron Man Marvel  (just when you thought you knew your heroes)
Outcast  -  Image  (



 
Also: Marvel's Wolverine Event starts today with "3 Months to Die" in Wolverine #9


 Other Cool New Stuff This Week! 

Frank Miller's Big Damn Sin City HC
All-New Doop #3
Detective Comics vol. 4 - The Wrath HC
The Massive vol 3 - Longship TPB
and much, much, muchity more!

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