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, October 31, 2006

Better than Ghost Rider!

One last Halloween entry:



Check out this bike!

Now THAT is some cool custom work...

More Army of Darkness goodness!

Alert reader Craig M. sent me the following link from the Comic Book Resources website... "MARVEL ZOMBIES VS. THE ARMY OF DARKNESS"!



The Marvel Zombies will cross-over with one of the most beloved cult franchises of all time, "Army of Darkness." "Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness" is a new five-issue cross-over series to come from Marvel Comics and Dynamite Entertainment in March of 2007, bringing the highly popular hero Ashley J. Williams of "Army of Darkness" and "Evil Dead" fame into the Marvel Zombies world. The cross-over is a rather unusual and special event for both Marvel and Dynamite. For one, it's bringing together one of the most beloved horror properties in "Army of Darkness" with one of the hottest horror properties in comics, "Marvel Zombies."


Wow. Just wow.

UPDATE: And now I just read about this from the Diamond Comics website... as a special treat, the upcoming WizKids’ Marvel HeroClix: Supernova includes previously unannounced Marvel Zombies figures! From the article:




Based directly on Marvel Comics’ white-hot mini-series and collection, the Marvel Zombies HeroClix will give consumers the chance to collect Zombie Spider-Man, Zombie Hulk, Colonel America, Zombie Wolverine and many other undead icons from the Marvel Zombies universe.


More WOW! Ships Nov. 15! Looks like there's a wealth of great zombie/Army of Darkness stuff coming... and it's a perfect time to watch ARMY OF DARKNESS on the big screen once again! Join us, won't you?

It is indeed a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

ARMY of DARKNESS to screen THIS SATURDAY at NOON!

Just to remind you:

Comix Connection and the Hampden 8 Theatres Presents ARMY of DARKNESS on the big screen!


That's right! COMIX CONNECTION and the AMC Hampden 8 Theaters in Mechanicsburg present Sam Raimi's groundbreaking cult classic

ARMY OF DARKNESS

THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th at NOON

for one showing only! Here's your chance to see this classic once more on the big screen! Let's make these movies a regular event by bringing your friends, relatives, and undead pals for the bargain rate of $6.00 per person! Tickets are available at COMIX CONNECTION right now, and also in the lobby at the Hampden 8 Theatres.

For more info:
Comix Connection - 591-2727
AMC Hampden 8 Theatres - 731-0748

Monday, October 30, 2006

A Big THANK YOU!

...to all the folks that came out for the gigundo Comix Connection Halloween Sale! It was great to see you all and it was great to see those Want-Lists get filled! It's you guys and gals who make us the coolest comic shop in the known universe and we really appreciate it!

"THE LUNKS"



WORST. COSTUMES. EVER.

I will post the pics of the winners of the Annual Halloween Constume Contests real soon... thanks to those who participated!

Unfortunately we had some candy left over which we will be forced to eat this week, you know, just to get rid of it. Dibsies on the Goldenberg's Peanut Chews!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

It's your LAST CHANCE!


... to come in and load up on the bargains here at Dear Old Comix Connection... because today is the last day of the sale! So get yourself down to the stores toot sweet... you've only got until 5PM today!

Remember:
ALL BACK ISSUES in the bins are an astonishing
ONE DOLLAR EACH!

ALL BOOKS/TRADE PAPERBACKS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/MANGA are an amazing
20% OFF!

ALL TOYS, ACTION FIGURES and STATUES are an incredible
20% OFF!
ALL VINTAGE "BACK WALL" COMICS are a fantastic
25% OFF!


Come on in and get while the getting is good!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

And now, a recipe


How To Cook Salmon In A Dishwasher.

You're welcome.

Friday, October 27, 2006

The WEEKEND Comics Chat Open Thread - the Why Aren't You at the Stores For The Big Halloween Sale? Edition!


Listen, I gotta run. I can't hang around here chatting about which comics I read this week (Black Panther, Civil War: Chosing Sides, Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters, Jack The Lantern Ghosts, etc.)... I'm headed to the Comix Connection Halloween Sale that starts today...


... and ends Sunday!

What are you waiting for? Get going!

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Harrisburg has ROLLER DERBY!


WOOOO-HOOOOOO! I love Roller Derby! I remember watching Roller Derby on TV on Saturdays back in the mid-'70s with my dad and sister! It's cool to see that there is a local Harrisburg-area team... thanks to the Twins for the heads-up. Maybe Comix Connection will sponsor the team. At least Roller Derby isn't fake like that crappy wrestling stuff... and check out the H.A.R.D. website HERE!

UPDATE:
OCTOBER 29th, Sunday, 8pm (doors open at 730)
H.A.R.D. 's first Friends & Family Bout - Be there or be ware!
2 - 20 minute periods of roller derby featuring the teams - Hill Billy H*llcats vs. 7 Deadly Sk8ters.
Tickets - 5 bux from a roller girl ahead of time or 7 dollars at the door!
@ OLYMPIC Skating Rink in Enola - right behind the Eat n Park




UPDATE #2: Alert reader Mike B. sent me THIS LINK to the Lancaster Roller Derby team... great site, but slightly not for the kids!

UPDATE #3: Here's a Wikipedia entry for everything you youngsters need to know about America's Greatest Sport...

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Did I mention?


THE BIG BIG BIG COMIX CONNECTION
HALLOWEEN SALE
is


THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY!

ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS --- $1.00 EACH!

ALL OLDER BACK ISSUES ON THE BACK WALLS --- 25% OFF!

ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS, TOYS and STATUES --- 20% OFF!



You may now return to whatever it is you were doing before I started shouting. Sorry.

Here's a cool site:


How to make a Green Lantern ring!

Tres faboo.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

ANIME USA 8 set for November!



Are you a fan of all things anime and manga? Well get set for ANIME USA 8, November 17th - 19th in Vienna, Virginia, a three-day extravaganza where you amongst all the dealers with cool stuff, you will also see Video Rooms, Art Shows, Game Shows, a Manga Library, Artist Alley, Karaoke, Discussion Panels, an Animation Contest, Dance Concerts, Workshops, AMVs, Video/Card Gaming, Cosplay and much more! Also musical guest MAX, live from Japan! Click HERE for more information...

Monday, October 23, 2006

Greatest comic covers of all time #487

Here's another one of my faves:


(SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE SPECTRE #61, DC Comics, Mar-Apr 1966)

WOWIE! The Spectre is actually being bashed over the head with THE EARTH! Ouchie. Oh well, Earth was a great planet while she lasted, wasn't she?

(Yes, it's available at Comix Connection, for a mere $100...)

Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Mystery Subscriber


The Mystery Subscriber
  • Guest Post by Brian Linnen

A few months ago, I stopped in at Comix Connection on a Friday afternoon and was greeted with the news that there was something in my subscription box. This took me by surprise as I had emptied it out on Wednesday. I was even more surprised when I saw it was an issue of "Manhunter", a book for which I had seen many good reviews but never actually read.


"I don't buy 'Manhunter'," I told Manager Ken.

"I know," he explained, "but a Mystery Subscriber who wants to keep the book alive wishes that you did. He bought some extra issues for people we thought might enjoy it."

Very cool! I often say that I'm going to do things like this, but then I lack follow-through. Whoever you are Mystery Subscriber, I respect that you took action like that. At the same time, I'm a bit angry with you, and here's why:

Like everyone else, I'm currently suffering as we wait for the book to return from hiatus with what are most likely going to be it's final five issues.

You see, after reading that "gift" issue, I was totally hooked! I purchased the final five or six issues of the series and the first trade collection. The most recent Previews features the solicitation for the second trade, and I'm really looking forward to that one. The book is a cool mix of DC legacy continuity, new DC spirit, clever and quirky dialogue, and eye-catching art. Hopefully when it returns in December, they'll make the first issue "new reader friendly" so people can jump on-board.

And you know, both the Mystery Subscriber and I would appreciate it if you checked this book out!! Thanks!

OK, I'm NOT in the next issue of EXTERMINATORS...


... I'm in the one AFTER the next issue. Artist Mike Hawthorne sent me the following helpful email:

"YOU GOOF! You're in issue #12, not #11! -Mike"

I crack me up.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Drawer Boxes coming soon?


Here's a product we're considering carrying at the stores... DRAWER BOXES!

These boxes look great and seem to be very functional... and everybody here at Comix Connection seems to think this is something people would want. What do all of you think? Due to their heavy construction and weight and attendant shipping costs, they would retail somewhere around $12-$14 EACH. From their website:

"DrawerBoxes™" are storage boxes designed for comics that fill from the end rather than the top. They are actually a two-part container, consisting of an outside shell that provides support and a drawer that slides out of the shell from the end. This eliminates the need to repeatedly move boxes to get the contents of the box at the bottom of the stack since all of the boxes can be opened just like a filing cabinet. And the shells are made of extra durable cardboard, reinforced in such a way that they will support much more weight than the old-fashioned long boxes. Yet, because each box is separate and has handles on each end, they are just as portable. DrawerBoxes can be stacked in any configuration you want and every comic in each drawer is still accessible. You can even remove the drawer in the box at the bottom of the stack and leave the rest of the boxes in place while you peruse your collection.

And here's a couple of reviews:

ComicBase

Comic Book Resources


So what do you guys think? Is this something you would be interested in? Let us know! I'm an old man (oy, me aching back!), so these look to be more convenient than having to move 10 boxes to get to the one on the bottom of the stack. Pretty cool.

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Weekend Comics Chat Open Thread - the I Think I Found The Problem Edition!


Hey! What's up? Everything cool? Good, good. So, what did you read this week?


I finally caught up on CIVIL WAR FRONTLINE... wooooie! If you're just reading the main CIVIL WAR book, you should really be reading this "parallel series." It runs concurrent with CIVIL WAR, but shows what's going on at the "street level" among us normal humans while the Super-Heroes duke it out above us... very very cool. Plus there are a few things that are revealed and covered in more depth in FRONTLINE that really add to what is happening in CIVIL WAR. Give it a try!

What's on your stack?

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Midnight Movies/Young America Horror Club at Dickinson College!


  • Guest Post by John-Paul Checkett

The next Midnight Movie double feature will be held on Friday, October 20 in room 235 of the Weiss Center. This will be our annual HALLOWEEN SHOCK SHOW so be prepared to be disemboweled by terror. Or something. The first film will be John Carpenter’s PRINCE OF DARKNESS, a frightening mixture of horror and science fiction that features Alice Cooper in a small role. The second film will be Ken Russell’s THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM, a loose adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel (the title of which is perhaps the least subtle reference in Victorian literature). For those who can withstand the shock, a special secret third feature will also be offered.


PRINCE will be shown at 10:30 PM, and LAIR will be shown at 12:10 AM. As usually prizes will be awarded to early attendees, and there will be a drawing for a DVD.

At the request of my children, Midnight Movies has spawned a terrifying offspring—THE YOUNG AMERICA HORROR CLUB. Once every few months, the club will feature a classic monster movie suitable for all ages on a Saturday afternoon. This is in part a recreation of my childhood, when I would be inside watching CREATURE FEATURES in New York City while my less enlightened peers were out “getting fresh air.”


The first film will be on Saturday, October 28 at 1:30 PM in Weiss 235. The film shown will be the absolute weirdest Godzilla film ever made—GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (US Title: GODZILLA VS. THE SMOG MONSTER). Children are encouraged to attend, and ads have been placed at a local school and at the Children’s Center. So come out and help teach the children of today that there’s much more to life than soccer practice and scouting--namely, sitting in a dark room watching a giant lizard beat the crap out of a pile of walking sludge.

John-Paul Checkett

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Local Comic with an Edge: City of Daemons!



Have you checked out City of Daemons, by local talent Dan Stoner and Nick Scarcia? Here's what it's all about:

"Sirus was once a great hero of his city. His days of heroism ended when his friend marshalled the local law enforcement against him. Now, having escaped from the asylum he was locked away in, Sirus finds himself shunned by the very city he had sworn to procect. The fallen hero’s scattered memory and hostile surroundings have left him feeling confused and dejected. And also quite insane.

Yet there can be no rest for Sirus. His old friend now controlls the city through fear, but that is not the least of the city’s problems. There are far worse things on the horizon – things could well destroy the city, things that no one can stop. No one except an insane amnesiac who would like nothing to do with saving anything, of course.

City of Daemons follows Sirus’ steadily degrading mental state as events push him on towards glory. Will this unlikely champion be able to pull himself back from the brink of insanity in time to save the city that has cast him aside?"

-- Dan Stoner Nick Scarcia
Available now at Comix Connection, natch!

For more, click HERE for the SS Comics website!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Heroclix Sinister Blowout Tournament in York!


Comix Connection Presents:
The Sinister Blowout Tournament!
November 25th, 2006 at 2:00 PM

The Infinity War Scenario:
2000 Point Unrestricted Teams.
5 Actions per Turn.
Special 90 Minute Rounds!

This is the Battle for the Infinity Gems!


In this scenario your team will be fighting for the power of the Infinity Gauntlet. The six gems of the gauntlet have been scattered across the battlefield and it is up to your team to recover them and wield their power! Each gem will grant new powers to the person in possession of it. The tide of the battle can turn with just one gem. Do you have what it takes to assemble the Infinity Gauntlet? Will you use it to make the universe safe from villains, fulfill your every selfish desire, destroy countless galaxies, or will you use it to create a utopia of universal harmony? The choice is up to you, but only if you can collect all of the gems!

Rules:
  • At the beginning of the game the players will each place three gems in the center strip of the map (one gem per square, in clear or hindering terrain, two squares max from the “50 yard line”). Each of the gems will represent one of the gems in the Infinity Gauntlet.
  • When a character ends its move action in a square containing an Infinity Gem it can, as a free action, pick up the gem. Once a character possesses a gem it is immediately granted that gem’s special power.
  • Gems can be transferred to and from friendly adjacent figures by using a power action to give the gem away.
  • Gem powers are cumulative and do not take the place of powers the character already has, they are all in addition to normal powers on the dial, and a character can use any legal combination of powers that having the gem provides. (Example: Fangs Claws Blades on the dial and Charge from the Gem could be used together.)
  • When a character is KOed all gems are placed in an adjacent square or squares to the character that was KOed (Decided by the player who suffered the KO). These gems are immediately free to be picked up by other characters per the normal rule.
Scoring:
  • Victory points from KOs and Survivors are scored as normal to determine the winner in each round.
  • Infinity Points are awarded to determine the winner of the tournament.,
  • In the case of an Infinity Point tie at the end of the tournament the team with the lowest point total wins.
Infinity Points:
  • 1 point per Infinity Gem in your team’s possession at the end of the game.
  • 4 bonus points if you have a character in possession of all six gems at the end of the game.
  • 5 points for winning the game.
Gem Powers:
  • Time: This gem gives the character wielding it the Transporter movement symbol of its movement type and all the abilities that go with it.
  • Space: This gem gives the character Phasing and Quake.
  • Power: This gem gives the character Charge and Super Strength.
  • Soul: This gem gives the character Support and Regeneration.
  • Mind: This gem gives the character Outwit and Mind Control.
  • Reality: This gem gives the character Probability Control and Perplex.
  • The Assembled Gauntlet: If one character possesses all of the gems at one time they grant the additional effect of the Power Cosmic team ability in addition to any team ability already possessed by the character (This team ability can not be copied by Wild Card team ability characters).
Any effect granted by the gems may be countered using outwit (including the transporter abilities) as if it were showing on their combat dial unless the character has the Power Cosmic ability granted by the full assembly of the gauntlet, even if they have their own Power Cosmic, Fortitude, or other game effect that stops outwit from normally working. This is due to the character’s unfamiliarity with the use and power of the gauntlet.

So come on in for this incredible Heroclix Event... it's destined to be UNIVERSE SHATTERING!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Comix Connection Presents ARMY of DARKNESS on the big screen!


That's right! COMIX CONNECTION and the AMC Hampden 8 Theaters in Mechanicsburg present Sam Raimi's groundbreaking cult classic ARMY OF DARKNESS on

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th at NOON

for one showing only! Here's your chance to see this classic once more on the big screen! Help support Manager Ken's desire to make these movies a regular event by bringing your friends, relatives, and undead pals for the bargain rate of $6.00 per person! Tickets are available at COMIX CONNECTION right now.

For more info:
Comix Connection on the WEB or call 591-2727
AMC Hampden 8 Theatres on the WEB or 731-0748

Sunday, October 15, 2006

My first crappy YouTube post

I know this song is a bit old, but I wanted to test my ability to post a YouTube link... I know I always whine about the poor quality of video on YouTube, but the kids are eating it up, so what the heck do I know?

So, here it is: OK GO's "A Million Ways"...

Enjoy.




Here's the test linky: OK GO!


Even better direct link to HIGH QUALITY vid...

One collector's dilemma


I was reading MegoSteve's blog the other day and ran across this agonized rumination on whether or not to buy a poor-condition-yet-rare collectible item... go give it a read. What would you do?

Saturday, October 14, 2006

I've always found clowns to be creepy

... and Ronald McDonald is no exception. I found this comic in the stacks at the Mechanicsburg Comix Connection:


(RONALD MCDONALD #2, Charlton Comics, January 1971)

Notice how "off-model" Ronald is... back then they didn't control images as tightly as they do now... it's all about the copyright. This picture on the back cover is more to spec:


But it's still creepy looking. And the only thing I've learned over the years about McDonalds is that if you eat their food, you will develop a clown-like physique.

Oh, and the "Surprise that awaits you in the middle of this book"? It must have been a poster, but it's gone. Somebody probably ate it. But in a way, THAT'S a surprise, right?

This comic is available at Comix Connection for the SUPERSIZED PRICE of only $15.00!

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Weekend Comics Chat Open Thread - the Worst Albom Cover Ever Edition!

So what did you all read this week? I read DORK, FABLES, CROSS BRONX, and re-read CRIMINAL #1 (yes, it's that good), and I gazed longingly at ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOLUME 1, which by the way is completely awesome. And now I'm going to read CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER Vols 1 AND 2... Volume two just came in, and I desperately need to catch up on this book. Later.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

An anniversary of sorts


From alert reader Brian L.:

21 years ago today, October 12, 1985, the Comedian was thrown to his death by an (at that time) unknown assailant.
Bet you didn't know that!

You're right! I did not know that! And I do have an alibi if that's what you're insinuating...


(Click on image to embiggen!)

So did you hear

... about Comix Connection's BIG BIG BIG Halloween Sale?


Oh you did? Good. Apparently it runs three days, from

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th through SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th!

ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS --- $1.00 EACH!

ALL OLDER BACK ISSUES ON THE BACK WALLS --- 25% OFF!

ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS, TOYS and STATUES --- 20% OFF!


Must be some WEIRD FANTASY! Heh.



Things to read this week? Well, there's FABLES SPECIAL EDITION #1, which is a great introductory comic for the seven or eight of you not yet reading FABLES... and it's only 25¢! That's right, two bits to read the first issue of FABLES, PLUS a preview of the upcoming FABLES original graphic novel 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL.


And then... there's DORK #11! WOOOO-HOOOOOOO! Talk about your basic Blue Moon Comic. Evan Dorkin never fails to entertain, he just doesn't do it too often, if that makes any sense. Man, I'm so old I remember when he put out two or three issues A YEAR of DORK. He's quite possibly the funniest man in comics, but this isn't for the kiddies. Check it out... it's always a good day when DORK ships.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Greatest Comic Book EVER!

Check THIS out from DC's solicitation:


EXTERMINATORS #11 (MR)

Written by Simon Oliver - Art by Mike Hawthorne - Cover by Philip Bond. Part 1 of the 2-part "Brother #38," featuring guest art by Mike Hawthorne (Queen and Country, Umbra). The mysterious Dr. Saloth reveals an unexpected romantic side as he courts his would-be soul mate, Professor Neal, with some dining al fresco amongst the vermin of the evening. But that's not all he reveals, as Neal awakens hideous secrets from Saloth's long-buried past. On sale November 1 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

First off, you should be reading EXTERMINATORS. It's the "Lost Vertigo" title that has slipped under everyone's radar. It's about guys who kill bugs and critters, weird chemicals, black humor, species extinction, and ominous portents for the future, as the latest pesticide that the Bug-Bee-Gone™ boys are using on cockroaches isn't having the desired effect... or is it?

Now. Why is this the Greatest Comic Book Ever? Well, that would be because yours truly is in it. That's right, I finally hit the Big Time! I am a background character in this issue of EXTERMINATORS because Mike Hawthorne (that incredible artist and supreme talent) put me in a couple of panels. You will believe a man can fill a background! Here's how it all started:

ME: "How come you never see people with BIRTHMARKS in comics? That's ANTI-BIRTHMARK bigotry!"

MIKE HAWTHORNE: (stunned silence)

ME: "It's completely unfair! Not all of us are unblemished!"

MIKE HAWTHORNE: "All right, all right, shut up already, I'll see what I can do. Just stop. You sound like an idiot and you're scaring the kids."

ME: "Cool beans!"

So reserve your copy today! That's EXTERMINATORS #11 written by Simon Oliver, with art by Mike Hawthorne and Cover by Philip Bond, featuring the FIRST APPEARANCE OF WILLIAM CHARLES WAHL!

*Phew* I'm all tingly here!


UPDATE: Mike Hawthorne saw this post and helpfully points out

"YOU GOOF! You're in issue #12, not #11!
Mike"

A HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Columbus Day holiday does NOT affect Wednesday comic delivery!


That's right.

To repeat: Columbus Day holiday does NOT affect Wednesday comic delivery! The comics will be in as usual on Wednesday, with NO DELAY.

Besides, that ship has already sailed...

A tip of the Comix Connection propellor beanie to Brian L. for the heads-up...


Oh, and go get a copy of CRIMINAL #1, by Ed (DAREDEVIL) Brubaker and Sean (MARVEL ZOMBIES) Phillips. If you're a fan of noir crime novels, like the stuff Jim Thompson wrote (The GRIFTERS, The GETAWAY, etc.) this comic is right up your alley! Character-driven crime noir - very tasty!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Submitted for your approval

... is this very weird image of "HELLO DARTH KITTY" sent to me by alert reader Mike B.



Erm. Thanks. I think. Ooo kwoot.

Anyway.

Keep those cards and letter coming, folks!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

A final reposting! Get your orders in!

Re-Reposted from last month:

Hey everybody! I'd like to let everyone know that I'll be getting another batch of the fabulous Geek Chic Wear™
COMIX CONNECTION
logo T-shirts in soon, and we're taking preorders! If you are looking for a certain size or a certain shirt color, let us know. The logo will be printed in WHITE this time, and here are the different colors that we can get for the shirts:


That's right! You chose the color from the above selections, pick a size and let us know! Pay for the shirt when it comes in! Remember, all shirts will have a WHITE logo this tme around, so have fun with the combination. Just don't get a white shirt.

We're able to get up to size 5XL (with limited color choices for the larger sizes) and as small as MEDIUM (adult), amd YES, they are still a mere $10.00 each! No money down, pay when they come in!

Either email me at bill(at)comixconnection(dot)com (replacing "at" with @ and "dot" with .) or call the stores and let one of the friendly and helpful Comix Connection Counter Monkeys™ know what you want! I'll be placing the order in a couple of weeks, so let us know as soon as possible!

I WILL BE PLACING THE T-SHIRT ORDER REAL SOON, SO DON'T DELAY!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Just a great comic book cover #569

I thought I'd throw a couple of ultra-cool covers up on the website for your perusal, just for the sheer visual enjoyment... first off is this:


(Super DC Giant Presents Love 1971, DC Comics, JAN-FEB 1971)

GUH-HUH-HUH-ROOOVY!

And, yes, this is available at Comix Connection! (It's fairly scarce - our copy is a mere $75.00)

Friday, October 06, 2006

The Weekend Comics Chat Open Thread - the Potholes are Terrible Around Here Edition!


Soooo... what did you read this week?


I just finished the new A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET #1 (Wildstorm, 2006), and it was... pretty good! I'm not a huge fan of the movies, but from what I can tell this first issue seemed to hit all the high points of the concept. And I'm so very glad to see this title, along with TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and FRIDAY THE 13th, being picked up by a more responsible and reliable company like Wildstorm... (I never thought I'd write that sentence.)

By the way, the big Comix Connection Halloween Sale is at the end of this month... click HERE for more info!

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The coolest thing this week


... has to be this incredible 13" DC Direct Deluxe Batman figure. It comes with real cloth costume and a set of four different Batarangs. Plus, it JUST LOOKS FLIPPING COOL! You gotta see it in person... much better than the photos!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

AIEEEE! RUN FOR THE HILLS, IT'S

(Click on picture to embiggen!)

That's right, it's the annual

COMIX CONNECTION HALLOWEEN SALE!


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th through SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th

ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS --- $1.00 EACH!

ALL OLDER BACK ISSUES ON THE BACK WALLS --- 25% OFF!

ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS, TOYS and STATUES --- 20% OFF!

The distinct possibility of FREE CANDY!


Plus, enter our Halloween Costume Contest at either location!

1st PRIZE - $25.00 Gift Certificate
2nd PRIZE - $15.00 Gift Certificate
3rd Prize - $5.00 Gift Certificate

This is the Big One, folks, so shop early and shop often! And there might even be free candy!


(Kudos to flyer-designer extraordinaire, MegoSteve!)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

ARTIST NEEDED!

I got the following email in my in-box:
I need an artist or a cartoonist to help me create a logo for my organization named STOMP (Stop taking our money and property). We are currently organizing a large protest and rally at Cramer airport parking October 19th and expect about 500 to 700 people to be there.

Thanks,

Quince Eddens
violosity@epix.net
If you're interested, contact Quince at the above email address.

(P.S.: I'm not taking a side on the "Eminent Domain" issue, just providing a space for someone to find an artist.)

It was forty years ago...



...that the Monkees took the TV nation by storm. 1966 - what a great year for television shows!

(Guest post by Manager Ken, in response to my dissing the "Monkees Masterworks" suggestion... just kidding, man!)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Halloween HorrorClix Demo slated for the York store!


This just in:

Here is the Horrorclix Demo I set up for Saturday 28th from 2PM to whenever it and/or the Heroclix tournament are done.

Saturday, October 28th 2006
2:00 PM
Halloween HorrorClix Demo!

Come in to Comix Connection-York during the Halloween Sale and learn how to play HorrorClix, Wizkids' newest line of clix, for free!
We will be running starter set style demos for beginners and a Cthtulhu demo for advanced players!




Halloween sale? What Halloween sale you ask? Stay tuned!