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, May 31, 2008

Why Cobra Commander is such a great villain

Longtime fan Mike Bollinger sent me this a while ago, and it's too good not to pass on. Why Cobra Commander is such a great villain:



BOOOOO! HISSSSS!


Wotta rat fink.

(Thanks, Mike!)

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Reader art from Manager Jared's girlfr- -er- wife!

Jamie WOLF sent me a scan of this amazing drawing that she did from a sketch by Alex Ross in JUSTICE volume 3:



She also added this note:

It's only a fleeting shadow of the incredible ability Alex Ross has...it might look like the picture he drew, but it definitely took me awhile to do, whereas he probably did his in a couple of minutes- and he's done a gazillion drawings just like it (I sadly have not).
The comic book industry definitely has an amazing volume of some of the best artists around these days. I think it's really cool that you guys are all a part of that industry, and are a part of the biggest reason it's still around today- you're keeping it coming to the public! So thanks for that!!
Have a good one.
- Jamie -



Wotta talent! Beautiful drawing, Jamie! Thanks for sending it along.

Hey, how was Jamaica? Did you and Jared have any adventures?

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

The best entry EVER (so far) to the Comix Connection NO(YES)-PRIZE T-shirt contest!

I just got these pictures from longtime fans Robyn and Sara S., recently returned from their visit to EGYPT! Behold:


Riding camelback to the Pyramids of Giza! With their Comix Connection shirts! No lie!



Descent into the Great Pyramid! Wearing one of our shirts! I'm flabbergasted!



The coolest picture I've ever seen in my entire life that includes a COMIX CONNECTION T-SHIRT! No, wait... TWO SHIRTS! I'm apoplectic! That's fantastic! Woo!

Stunning. Simply stunning.
I am without speech.


OK, let's see...

Level of difficulty: 10/10

Creativity and imagination: 8/10

The biggest tombstone in history: +25 points

The mummy's curse could conceivably touch us from there now: -10 points


Your NO(YES)-PRIZE:

a ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE (to be split between the two of you!)

Thanks for submitting this, Twins! That is seriously one of the greatest things I've ever seen. Brings a tear to my eye. Thanks for doing this, you guys are the best.

And when are the rest of you gonna send YOUR pictures?

What? You say you've never heard of our ongoing T-shirt NO(YES)-PRIZE contest? Well then just CLICK HERE to get all the details!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Here's what's coming in THURSDAY


(NOT TODAY):
PREVIEWS VOL XVIII #6  
EMILY THE STRANGE II BE ALL YOU CAN BE #3
INDIANA JONES & KINGDOM O/T CRYSTAL SKULL #2 FLEMING CVR
INDIANA JONES & KINGDOM O/T CRYSTAL SKULL #2 STRUZAN CVR
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 03
SPEAK O/T DEVIL #6 (OF 6)
STAR WARS DARK TIMES #11 VECTOR PART 5
STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF OLD REPUBLIC #29 EXALTED PART 1 (OF 2)
USAGI YOJIMBO #112

ACTION COMICS #865
ALL NEW ATOM TP VOL 03 THE HUNT FOR RAY PALMER
ALL STAR SUPERMAN #11
BATMAN #677 RIP
BATMAN GOTHAM AFTER MIDNITE #1 (OF 12)
BLACK ADAM THE DARK AGE TP
BLUE BEETLE #27
CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #45
COMIC BOOK COVER PORTFOLIO #1 WOMEN OF THE DCU
COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS TP VOL 01
DC UNIVERSE ZERO 2ND PTG
FINAL CRISIS #1 (OF 7)
GREEN LANTERN #31
HEROES SC
HUNTRESS YEAR ONE #2 (OF 6)
JACK KIRBYS OMAC ONE MAN ARMY CORPS HC
JSA CLASSIFIED #38
JUSTICE TP VOL 01
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #42
NUMBER OF THE BEAST #4 (OF 6)
SECRET HISTORY THE AUTHORITY HAWKSMOOR #3 (OF 6)
SHADOWPACT #25
STARMAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01
SUPERMAN WORLD OF KRYPTON TP
SUPERNATURAL RISING SON #2 (OF 6)
TEEN TITANS #59
TEEN TITANS GO #55

ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #6
NEARLY COMPLETE ESSENTIAL HEMBECK ARCHIVES OMNIBUS

ANGEL REVELATIONS #1 (OF 5)
DAREDEVIL #107
ESSENTIAL RAMPAGING HULK TP VOL 01
EXCALIBUR CLASSIC TP VOL 5
GIANT SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN #1
HULK #3 2ND PTG MCGUINNESS VAR
HULK POSTER BOOK
HULK WWH TP FRONT LINE
IMMORTAL IRON FIST #15
IMMORTAL IRON FIST PREM HC VOL 02 CITIES OF HEAVEN
KING SIZE HULK #1
MARVEL 1985 #1 (OF 6)
MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #36
MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #13
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #9
MARVEL ILLUSTRATED MOBY DICK #4 (OF 6)
MARVEL ILLUSTRATED PICTURE DORIAN GRAY #6 (OF 6)
MS MARVEL #27 SI
NEW AVENGERS #41 SI
NEW WARRIORS #12
POWER PACK DAY ONE #3 (OF 4)
SHE-HULK 2 #29
THOR #9
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #122
UNCANNY X-MEN #498 DWS
WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS #3
WOLVERINE ORIGINS TP VOL 04 OUR WAR
X-FORCE #4 DWS
X-FORCE LEGACY OF VENGEANCE ONE SHOT
X-MEN FIRST CLASS VOL 2 #12
X-MEN LEGACY #212 DWS
YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #5 (OF 6)

And much much more. You can CLICK HERE or click on
the link on the sidebar at any time over there -->
under SHIPPING THIS WEEK FROM DIAMOND COMICS!

Be aware however that sometimes the list has errors,
and we do not get everything on the list. If there
is something you seek, let us know and we will try
to get it for you!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

More WATCHMEN goodness

Longtime fan Jason Resh forwarded this awesome picture along to me today:


(Found HERE on aintitcool.)

It's a still from the WATCHMEN movie of The MINUTEMEN, that universe's "Golden Age" 1940s characters!

The WATCHMEN movie just keeps looking better and better!

Thanks Jason, and keep those cards and letters coming, kids!

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Monday, May 26, 2008

DON'T FORGET!

This week's comics will be in on THURSDAY due to the holiday!

Now go eat some picnic food, like this:



Looks delish, doesn't it!

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Mad Magazine TV Special Unaired Animated Pilot from 1974!

I can't remember where I found this gem:



From the YouTube description:

This was an idea for a potential animated series or series of television specials. When brought to the network executives it was deemed to "Adult" to be shown on television, thus it never made it past this stage.


Very cool.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Writer Brian Keene to pen new DEVIL SLAYER comic for Marvel!



Horror/suspense author (and Comix Connection favorite) Brian Keene is set to write a new four-issue DEVIL SLAYER comic for Marvel Comics this fall!


From Brian Keene's website (CLICK HERE):

“When I was six-years old,” Keene said, “my father took me to the newsstand and bought me issues of The Defenders, Man Thing, and Captain America. I took them home, read them, and immediately abandoned my childhood dreams of being an astronaut or a cowboy. Instead, I wanted to write for Marvel Comics. I’m pleased and honored to finally see that become a reality.”

We're all looking forward to it Brian! Sounds like a match made in... Hell?

(Oh, and if you haven't read all of Brian's awesome novels, pick them up at Comix Connection... we have them in stock! TERMINAL and THE RISING are good starts, and KILL WHITEY was just released in hardcover. Highly recommended!)

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Wedding Bells are Ringing!

We're going to the chapel and we're gonna get married! The Venusian will be there in his secret identity and so will counter monkey Jim! After that we'll be laughing our way all the way to Jamaica! Don't worry though I'll see you all in a week!

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

ME AM HATING SWIMSUIT ISSUE!

BIZARRO SPORTS ILLUSTRATED:



On newsstands now!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Original art to AMAZING FANTASY #15 donated to Library of Congress!


A couple of you sent me this several weeks ago, but I've only recently had the opportunity to post it. An anonymous donor gave the Library of Congress ALL of the original art to Marvel Comics' AMAZING FANTASY #15, which includes the very first 8-page Spider-man story by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee!

“Spider-senses” all around the Library were set tingling when we learned that the Library had just acquired 24 pages of original 1962 drawings from “Amazing Fantasy #15,” which marked the first time the world’s most famous web-slinger, Spider-Man, would appear in print anywhere. The Spider-Man origin story in “Amazing Fantasy” was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko; the pages are Ditko originals, complete with pencil erasures and white-out opaquing fluid.

Check out the article on the Library of Congress blog HERE!

There remains some question of ownership, as there is a possibility these were originally stolen...

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Grafitti/animation!

Artist Curt Potteiger sent this along... it's pretty incredible:



I would assume that took months to paint and film. Amazing.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Does a boomerang thrown in space return to its pitcher?

Yes:



From The New Scientist:

The boomerang behaved no differently than on Earth, flying back to Doi after he threw it. "It flew just like on Earth, and I was really surprised and impressed," Doi told his wife in a chat from space, according to Japan's Mainichi Daily News.

CLICK HERE for the entire article.

Remember that this would not happen in airless space... a boomerang needs air and the aerodynamic forces to do what it does.

You're welcome.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

COMICS TO SHIP ON THURSDAY FOLLOWING MEMORIAL DAY!


From Diamond Comics Distributors:

Memorial Day Thursday Shipping!
Please be advised that Diamond's Home Office (including such key departments as Customer Service and Credit) and Distribution Centers, as well as the United States Postal Service (USPS), United Parcel Service (UPS) and many of Diamond's vendors, will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day, causing shipments for that week to be delivered to U.S. Customers (including those in Puerto Rico) on Thursday, May 29

So remember, THIS WEEK'S comics will be in on WEDNESDAY, MAY 21st like usual,

but THE FOLLOWING WEEK'S comics will not be in until THURSDAY, MAY 29th!


Adjust your lifestyle accordingly!

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

IRON MAN blasts the box office

And has this to say:



Thanks to longtime fan Mike Bollinger for the image. Apparently it's from a Marvel greeting card from the 1970s. Here's the rest of them:



Too cool! Thanks, Mike!

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Free Comic Book Day 2008 photos from the York store!

Sorry it took me so long to put these up... my Computer-Fu is fairly weak. Behold, pictures from Free Comic Book Day 2008 in Comix Connection - York:


The line formed at 10:00AM!



Two happy fans!



Raiding the back issue bins! ONE DOLLAR EACH?!

Ned and Senior Comix Connection Counter Monkey Josh!


Manning the con.


What a great day! Thanks to all of you who came out and sampled the freebies and partook of the big sales. See you next year!

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

That is a huge pile of board games!


I found this cool story over on the ICV2 site.

From the link:

After two years of negotiations board game dealer and collector Ken Fonarow has agreed to sell his collection of more than 20,000 games to the Barbourville, Kentucky-based Troll and Toad for $150,000. Troll and Toad President Jon Huston told ICv2 that the deal marks the largest price ever paid for a board game collection. Fonarow, who is the auctioneer at the Origins gaming convention and performed a similar function at GenCon for a number of years, had over the years purchased a lot of game collections himself and kept only the best items for his personal collection.

Man, that just makes me drool... I wonder what forgotten gems there are in that collection.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Comic Book Scripts

Check this out! CLICK HERE to go to the Comic Book Scripts website to see how comics are written. Writing for comics is much like screenplay writing, due to the fact that the writer also has to guide the artist to fulfill his vision. Very cool.

Oh, and CLICK HERE to see Alan Moore's script for the classic BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE. Check out how wordy he is describing THE FIRST PANEL ON THE FIRST PAGE.

JOKER GRAPHIC NOVEL ALAN MOORE
THE KILLING JOKE (46 PAGES)

PAGE 1
(PANEL) 1.
WELL, I’VE CHECKED THE LANDING GEAR, FASTENED MY SEATBELT, SWALLOWED MY CIGAR IN A SINGLE GULP AND GROUND MY SCOTCH AND SODA OUT IN THE ASTRAY PROVIDED, SO I SUPPOSE WE’RE ALL SET FOR TAKE OFF. BEFORE WE GO SCREECHING OFF INTO THOSE ANGRY CREATIVE SKIES FROM WHICH WE MAY BOTH WELL RETURN AS BLACKENED CINDERS, I SUPPOSE A FEW PRELIMINARY NOTES ARE IN ORDER, SO SIT BACK WHILE I RUN THROUGH THEM WITH ACCOMPANYING HAND MOVEMENTS FROM OUT CHARMING STEWARDESS IN THE CENTRE AISLE.
FIRSTLY, SINCE I’M NOT ENTIRELY SURE HOW THESE GRAPHIC NOVELS ARE SET OUT, MIGHT I SUGGEST THAT IF THERE ARE END-PAPERS OF ANY KIND THEY MIGHT BE DESIGNED SO AS TO FLOW INTO AND OUT OF THE FIRST AND LAST PANELS OF THE STORY. SINCE BOTH THE FIRST AND LAST PANELS CONTAIN A SIMPLE CLOSE-UP IMAGE OF THE SURFACE OF A PUDDLE RIPPLED BY RAIN, THEN MAYBE A SIMPLE ENLARGEMENT OF A BLACK AND WHITE RIPPLE EFFECT TO THE POINT WHERE IT BECOMES HUGE AND ABSTRACT WOULD BE IN ORDER? AS WITH ALL MY VISUAL SUGGESTIONS, BOTH HERE AND IN THE PANEL DESCRIPTIONS BELOW, PLEASE DON’T FEEL BOUND IN BY THEM IN ANYWAY. THEY’RE ONLY MEANT AS WORKABLE SUGGESTIONS, SO IF YOU CAN SEE A BETTER SET OF PICTURES THAN I CAN (WHICH I’D SAY IS QUITE LIKELY, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED) THEN PLEASE FEEL FREE TO THROW OUT WHAT I’VE COME UP WITH AND SUBSTITUTE WHATEVER YOU FEEL LIKE.
I WANT YOU TO FEEL AS COMFORTABLE AND UNRESTRICTED AS POSSIBLE DURING THE SEVERAL MONTHS OF YOUR BITTERLY BRIEF MORTAL LIFESPAN THAT YOU’LL SPEND WORKING ON THIS JOB, SO JUST LAY BACK AND MELLOW OUT. TAKE YOUR SHOES AND SOCKS OFF. FIDDLE AROUND INBETWEEN YOUR TOES. NOBODY CARES. ANOTHER GENERAL NOTE WOULD REGARD STYLE AND PRESENTATION. I’VE ALREADY GONE INTO THIS IN THE SYNOPSIS, SO I WON’T DWELL ON IT TOO MUCH HERE, EXCEPT TO UNDERLINE A COUPLE OF THE MORE IMPORTANT POINTS, ONE SUCH POINT WOULD BE OUR TREATMENT OF THE BATMAN AND HIS MYTHOS, INCLUDING THE BATMOBILE, THE BATCAVE AND WHATEVER OTHER ELEMENTS MIGHT FIND THEMSELVES INCLUDED IN THE STORY BEFORE IT’S END. AS I SEE IT, THIS STORY ISN’T SET IN ANY SPECIFIC TIME PERIOD. WE DIDN’T SHOW ANY CALENDARS, OR ANY NEWSPAPERS WITH HEADLINES CLOSE ENOUGH TO READ THE DATE. THE ARCHITECTURE AND THE SETTINGS IN GENERAL THAT WE SEE ARE EITHER OBVIOUSLY OLD AND DATES, AS IN THE CARNIVAL SEQUENCES, OR HAVE AN AMBIGUOUS ORT OF LOOK TO THEM THAT’S BOTH FUTURISTIC AND ANTIQUE AT THE SAME TIME, AS WITH THE FLEISCHER-SUPERMAN/LANG’S METROPOLIS LOOK THAT I SEE OUR VERSION OF GOTHAM CITY AS HAVING, AT LEAST ON IT’S UPPER LEVELS. THE LOWER AND SEEDIER LEVELS OF GOTHAM ARE MORE INCLINED TOWARDS A TERRITORY SOMEWHERE BETWEEN DAVID LYNCH AND THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, ALL PATCHES OF RUST AND MOULD AND HISSING STEAM AND DAMP, GLISTENING ALLEYWAYS. I IMAGINE THIS STRIP AS HAVING AN OPPRESSIVELY DARK FILM NOIR FEEL TO IT, WITH A LOT OF UNPLEASANTLY TANGIBLE TEXTURES, SUCH AS YOU HABITUALLY
RENDER SO DELIGHTFULLY, TO GIVE THE WHOLE THING A REALLY INTENSE FEELING OF PALPABLE UNEASE AND CRAZYNESS. SINCE I KNOW THAT YOU LIKE USING LARGE AREAS OF BLACK ANYWAY, THEN MIGHT I SUGGEST THAT WE USE THE DARK AND SHADOWY NATURE OF OUR BACKDROPS AND THE BLACKNESS OF THE BATMAN’S COSTUME TO GIVE US AS MANY INTERESTING PRIMARILY-BLACK COMPOSITIONS AS WE CAN GET AWAY WITH? THE FACT THAT THE JOKER IS SUCH A BLEACHED AND BLOODLESS WHITE PLAYS OFF INTERESTINGLY AGAINST THIS, I RECKON, SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GO COMPLETELY LOOPY WITH THE QUINK ON THIS ONE. AS FAR AS THE CHARACTERS THEMSELVES GO, I’LL DESCRIBE THEM IN DETAIL WHEN THEY MAKE THEIR APPEARANCES, BUT MY ONLY GENERAL NOTE WOULD BE THAT LIKE THE LANDSCAPE AND THE VARIOUS PROPS, THEY HAVE A SORT OF TIMELESS AND MYTHIC QUALITY TO THEM WHICH DOESN’T FIX THEM FIRMLY IN ANY ONE AGE-RANGE OR TIME-PERIOD. THE JOKER LOOKS EITHER OLD OR BADLY DEPRAVED, BUT THEN HE’S ALWAYS LOOKED THAT WAY. THE BATMAN IS BIG AND GRIM AND OLDER THAN WE ARE, BECAUSE AS I REMEMBER THE BATMAN HE’S ALWAYS BEEN BIGGER AND OLDER THAN I AM AND I’LL FIGHT ANY MAN THAT SAYS DIFFERENT. GIVEN THIS TIMELESS AND MYTHIC QUALITY, IT ALSO STRIKES ME THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN ELEMENTS OF THIS STORY THAT HAVE STRONG OPERATIC ELEMENTS. BOTH THE BATMAN AND THE JOKER HAVE A POWERFUL OPERATIC QUALITY TO THEIR APPEARANCE IN THAT THE JOKER IS AN EXTREME VERSION OF THE HARLEQUIN FIGURE WITH THE BATMAN’S CAPE AND
MASK LOOKING LIKE SOMETHING STRAIGHT OUT OF DIE FLEDERMAUS. I DUNNO WHY I MENTION THIS EXCEPT TO UNDERLINE THE SORT OF GRAND EMOTIONAL INTENSITY I WANT THIS BOOK TO HAVE WITH BOTH THE BATMAN AND THE JOKER BECOMING POWERFUL AND PRECISE SYMBOLIC FIGURES IN A NIGHTMARISH AND ALMOST ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE. ANYWAY, BEFORE I WANDER OFF INTO A COMPLETELY IMPENETRABLE AESTHETIC FOG I SUPPOSE WE OUT TO ROLL OUR SLEEVES UP AND GET STRAIGHT DOWN TO BUSINESS WITHOUT FURTHER ADO.
THIS FIRST PAGE AND A COUPLE OF THE SUBSEQUENT ONES HAVE NINE PANELS APIECE, ALBEIT WITH VERY LITTLE OR NO DIALOGUE TO CLUTTER THEM UP. I WANT THE SILENCE AND THE METRONOME-LIKE VISUAL BEAT THAT THE PANELS WILL HAVE TO CREATE A SENSE OF TENSION AND INTRIGUE AND SUSPENSE WITH WHICH TO DRAG THE READER INTO THE STORY, WHILE STILL LEAVING US ENOUGH ROOM TO SET UP ALL THE NARRATIVE AND ATMOSPHERIC ELEMENTS THAT WE WANT TO ESTABLISH. IN THIS FIRST PANEL, WE HAVE A TIGHT CLOSE UP OF THE SURFACE OF A PUDDLE. (SEE? AND THERE WAS YOU ALL WORRIED THAT I WOULDN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING FASCINATING TO DRAW.) WE ARE SO CLOSE TO THE PUDDLE AS TO SEE IT ONLY AS AN ALMOST ABSTRACT IMAGE OF WIDENING RIPPLES SPREADING ACROSS A SHADOWY AND BLACK LIQUID SURFACE. IT IS NIGHT TIME, AND THE RIPPLES THAT WE SEE IN THE FOREGROUND ARE CAUSED BY LARGE DROPLETS OF RAIN THAT FALL THROUGH THE FOREGROUND IN DIAGONAL SLASHES. MAYBE WE CAN SEE ONE DROPLET AS ITS PRECISE MOMENT OF IMPACT WITH THE PUDDLE, SO CLOSE ARE WE TO IT. ALTHOUGH I DON’T SUPPOSE THAT THIS INFORMATION WILL MAKE MUCH DIFFERENCE TO THIS CURRENT PANEL, FOR YOUR FUTURE REFERENCE IT IS MID NOVEMBER AND BITTERLY COLD. HERE, ALL WE SEE IS THE RAIN SPLASHING INTO THE PUDDLE AND THE SILVERY WHITE RIPPLES SPREADING OUT ACROSS THE DARKNESS.
No Dialogue.




Amazing.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

ULTIMATES news

Marvel just released this handy-dandy Top Ten list for the upcoming ULTIMATE ORIGINS:



Any speculation on the censored bits?

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Lost and Found Department: The Rock

FOUND in Mechanicsburg store 4/28/08:



Please contact us if this is your rock.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

R2-D2 projector and more!

Check this out... a totally cool R2-D2 video projector!



CLICK HERE to see the video!

Thanks to longtime fan Chris Heilman for the link!

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mrs Boyce is the coolest

On Free Comic Book Day in the Mechanicsburg store, our adoptive den-mother Mrs. Boyce brought the staff the following treats to keep our energy levels up so that we could properly serve everyone:




There were other characters including Catwoman, Robin and the Joker, and they were all delicious. She said she hand-carved them (ha-HA!)... it was so nice of you to think of us! Thanks, Mrs. Boyce!

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Friday, May 09, 2008

The Resh family WARHOLIZED!

Longtime fans Jason and Shannon Resh sent me the following WARHOLIZED picture:



That's awesome! What about the rest of you? GO HERE to submit your own photos for "Warholization" and send them on to me! (You must save the image that is Warholized to your own desktop or file... they erase everything after a few minutes...)

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

One more reason I want to go to Japan!


Japanese man hole covers...much more fun than ours!

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

WATCHMEN action figures!


Long-time fan Mike Bollinger send me the following link to the newly-released photos of the action figure prototypes for the upcoming WATCHMEN movie, based on the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons magnum opus... CLICK HERE to see WATCHMEN action figure goodness!

I am so looking forward to this movie...

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

For you kids with your wiipods and your intertubes and whatnot

There's this:


CLICK HERE to read all about it!

Now get off my lawn!

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Monday, May 05, 2008

DARK KNIGHT goodness

Here's the "old" trailer for the upcoming DARK KNIGHT movie:



Even better, the DARK KNIGHT trailer done in LEGO™s, (sent in by MegoSteve):



Wasn't that awesome?

OK, for those of you who haven't seen it, HERE'S the NEW trailer of the upcoming DARK KNIGHT movie! Thanks to all of you who sent this along!

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Sunday, May 04, 2008

WOW! THANKS, EVERYONE!

Another Free Comic Book Day fades into the mists of history... and I must say BOY was that fun! As usual, it's great to see everyone come out and snag some freebies and perhaps some bargains, and even have a lot of fun while doing so! Our thanks go out to all of you who came in to the stores and helped celebrate the coolest day of the year! I was literally so crazy busy that I almost forgot to take some pics at the Mechanicsburg store, except for these few:



ZOMBIE SHOPPERS! No, really. Lori and her pal love zombies!



The ever-helpful Triple-G putting his pinkie finger to good use.



Local artist/writer Olivia Hayes signing her debut graphic novel. Olivia is so cool she gave me an autographed copy with a SKETCH inside! Thanks, Olivia!



Dave letting me know that my lobster thermidor has arrived.



Dessert graciously provided by PJ! Thanks man, they really hit the spot and helped soak up all the java we were drinking!


Neighbor Jeremy provided this cake, which made me laugh out loud. Thanks, that's awesome!



Eleven hours later - closing time with the night shift.


Thanks also go out to every single one of the Comix Connection Counter Monkeys™! Thank you Jared, Jim, Josh, Joe (too many J-Monkeys!), Gregg, Tony, Dave, Dan, Matt and Shawn! You guys are awesome and are real troopers - kudos all around!

Great fun. Thanks again everyone! Oh, and if you didn't manage to get in on Saturday, rest assured we still have lots of FREE COMIC BOOKS for you, so come on in and grab a couple-three. (And keep your eyes peeled... we're working on an event for later in the summer that just might turn out to be even MORE fun than Free Comic Book Day, if that's possible.)

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

IT'S FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!


What are you doing sitting there reading this! Get to the stores right away for your FREE COMIC BOOKS!

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Friday, May 02, 2008

TOMORROW IS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!


Don't forget that tomorrow is the Coolest Day of the Year - FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Come celebrate this nationwide event at Comix Connection and get your hands on some ABSOLUTELY FREE comic books! All day tomorrow, Saturday, May 3rd from 10AM until 9PM, both Comix Connection stores in York and Mechanicsburg will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day 2008... and of course we are also running one of our fabulous sales:

* ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS ARE $1.00 EACH!
* ALL OLDER BACK ISSUES ON THE BACK WALLS ARE 25% OFF!
* ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS AND BOOKS ARE 20% OFF!
* ALL STATUES AND TOYS ARE 20% OFF!
* ALL GAMES AND GAMING ITEMS ARE 20% OFF!


ONE DAY ONLY! TOMORROW, SATURDAY, MAY 3rd!

EVERYONE WILL BE ABLE TO SELECT THREE FREE COMIC BOOKS from our huge hoard of free comic books! QUANTITIES ON SOME TITLES ARE LIMITED, so come early to choose from a wider selection of books!

Also available to the first 200 people at each store will be very spiffy IRON MAN HeroClix game piece, which looks great anywhere like on top of your monitor or on your dashboard!

SPECIAL ADDITION TO THE MECHANICSBURG STORE:

Local artist Olivia Hayes has provided us with copies of her self-published comic book THE CHRONICLES OF LYDIA FOXX!

Behold:


It's a sweet, gentle and fun look at the trials and tribulations of a young girl and her new love. I give it two thumbs up! Get your free copy of the very first issue of this comic by a true talent, up-and-coming artist Olivia Hayes! If you see her there, ask her to autograph it for you!

We'll see you all tomorrow!

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

DC UNIVERSE #0 SOLD OUT nationwide, but you can still get a copy at Comix Connection

ABSOLUTELY FREE!

That's right, the swell guys at Comix Connection are GIVING AWAY DC UNIVERSE #0! (One per person, please... we want everyone to get one!)


From the DC Comics website:

Written by Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns; Art by George Pérez, Tony Daniel, J.G. Jones, Aaron Lopresti, Ivan Reis, Philip Tan and Carlos Pacheco; Cover by various

This is it! The greatest DC characters! Your favorite writers and artists! Everything leading to Final Crisis and beyond starts here! Take a journey through the past and present of the DCU, and witness the emergence of the greatest evil in the universe — and the stunning return of a force for good! You dare not miss DC Universe: Zero!

DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | FREE!


If you read ANY DC COMICS AT ALL, you're going to want one of these... this is where it all begins!
We'll have these available all week, through Free Comic Book Day (THIS SATURDAY!) If you want a copy, stop by either location and ask the Counter Monkey to locate you one! This is just another example of why Comix Connection is Central Pennsylvania's Ultra-hip Pop Culture Mecca™!

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Look what's coming! Sleestacks and Batman!

Longtime comic fan Mark Lamotte sent me the following cool pics:


From the upcoming LAND OF THE LOST movie! Woot!


And the new advance poster for the upcoming DARK KNIGHT movie!

Thanks, Mark! Keep those cards and letters coming, kids!

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