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.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

William Shatner comments on Star Trek 9 movie trailer

Mike Bollinger sent me this:


HAW HAW HAW!

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

An a capella tribute to John Williams

Ned sent me this:



Crack me up.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

For that hard-to-buy-for comic fan

How about a "Comic Mesh Baseball Cap"?




No, I don't want one... I find it hard to destroy comics on purpose. I accidentally remove a few comic books from the existing pile every year due to unfortunate tape accidents.
At least these are made from recycled stuff.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving


I give thanks that Ben Franklin didn't have his way because I would feel weird eating the national symbol of the United States of America, although apparently Franklin wasn't really serious. Thank goodness. Now pass the gravy, the creamed onions, the oyster stuffing and a nice slice of that pumpkin pie!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Are you ready for the holiday season?


Well, here's your guide to bargains and fun!

Comix Connection's Black Friday Sale starts this Thanksgiving weekend:
  • 50% OFF ALL T-SHIRTS in stock! (Get 'em while they're hot!)
  • 50% OFF ALL TOYS (Action Figures, 13" Dolls, Vinyl Figures, sets, Minimates - does not include Statues or Marvel Classic Lead Figures!)
  • 20% OFF ALL BOARD GAMES in stock! (Board games only!)
Here's our hours of operation for the weekend:

COMIX CONNECTION-YORK
Friday November 28th 6AM-10PM (Bring Ned some coffee!)
Saturday November 29th 8AM-10PM
Sunday November 30th 10AM-7PM
(Note: Comix Connection-York also will be enduring Extended Mall Hours through December, so come on in!)

COMIX CONNECTION-MECHANICSBURG
Friday November 28th 8AM-9PM
Saturday November 29th 8AM-9PM
Sunday November 30th 10AM-5PM

And as a further reminder, here are the upcoming changes your regular Wednesday comic shipments:
  • Shipment for Thanksgiving week, the comic books arrive on AS USUAL on WEDNESDAY, the day before Thanksgiving (TODAY!)
  • The WEEK AFTER THANKSGIVING, the delivery day will be ONE DAY LATE on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4th!
  • Shipment for Christmas, books arrive on AS USUAL on WEDNESDAY, the day before Christmas!
  • The WEEK AFTER CHRISTMAS (New Years week) the delivery day will be TWO DAYS LATE on FRIDAY, JANUARY 2nd!
Now go gorge yourself tomorrow with the family! See you this weekend!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

FOX network ditches Saturday morning cartoons


In favor of INFOMERCIALS!

Read all about it HERE on the ICV2 website.

That's just plain sad.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

SUPERMAN - How it should have ended

Steve Leach sent me this:



Crack me up.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Talk Amongst Yourselves...


Who are the Dark Avengers? What is the Dark Reign? What does jonathon Hickman (Nightly News) have in store for the Nick Fury and the Secret Warriors?

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Black Friday Weekend store hours


Here's our open hours for the upcoming Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend:

COMIX CONNECTION-YORK
Friday 6AM-10PM
Saturday 8AM-10PM
Sunday 10AM-7PM

COMIX CONNECTION-MECHANICSBURG
Friday 8AM-9PM
Saturday 8AM-9PM
Sunday 10AM-5PM


Don't forget about our special sales that weekend!

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Friday, November 21, 2008

SNOW DAY!

OK, not quite as bad as this:



Remember, at this time of year, KEEP YOUR WINDOWS ROLLED UP!

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

HOLIDAY SHIPMENT DELAYS!


ATTENTION ALL!

HERE ARE THE UPCOMING CHANGES TO YOUR REGULAR WEDNESDAY COMIC SHIPMENTS:

Shipment for Thanksgiving week, the comic books arrive on as usual on WEDNESDAY, the day before Thanksgiving!

The WEEK AFTER THANKSGIVING, the delivery day will be ONE DAY LATE on THURSDAY!

Shipment for Christmas, books arrive on as usual on WEDNESDAY, the day before Christmas!

The WEEK AFTER CHRISTMAS (New Years week) the delivery day will be TWO DAYS LATE on FRIDAY!

I hope this is clear.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Stan Lee recognized by President Bush


From an article in The Washington Post:

Stan Lee, who helped create hundreds of comic book superheroes, including "Spider-Man," and Olivia de Havilland, 92, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 1939 for her portrayal of Melanie Hamilton in "Gone With the Wind," were among the recipients of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal at the White House yesterday.

CLICK HERE to go to the official White House site.

Stan Lee once again proving he is indeed... THE MAN!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

***NEWSFLASH!***

This just in:


We will be running this extra-special Black Friday Sale all weekend after Thanksgiving! That's right, this special sale runs

Friday November 28th through Sunday November 30th

at both Comix Connection - York and Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg!

50% OFF ALL T-SHIRTS in stock!
50% OFF ALL TOYS (Action Figures, 13" Dolls, Vinyl Figures, sets - Does not include Statues or Marvel Classic Lead Figures)
20% OFF ALL BOARD GAMES in stock!

Fill those Christmas shopping lists and grab some great deals!

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Drawings by a seven year old boy from the 12th Century


I found THIS ARTICLE utterly fascinating.

I can barely even imagine what it was like growing up in Medieval Novgorod, but this collection of drawings by a little boy who lived then and there gives me some insight. Thanks for doodling, Onfim.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

New STAR TREK TRAILER!

This actually looks pretty cool:



What do you think?

(ADDED 11/19: A couple of readers have pointed me to THIS SITE for a much better version of the trailer... unfortunately I can't embed it on the CC website, so I have to send you away from here to view it...)

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

A reminder


This is a brief reminder to everyone of Comix Connection's Subscription Box policies. As you are probably aware, if you buy comic books on a regular basis and want to be certain that you don't miss any of your favorite titles, we PULL them when they come in on delivery days and HOLD them for you until you come in and pick them up! There is NO CHARGE for the service and we pull our subscriber's orders BEFORE we put the new books on the shelves... this ensures that the subscriber's orders are filled first.

Just a couple of points:

1) We ask that the comic books you requested to have held for you be picked up at least ONCE EVERY FIVE WEEKS. If you do not pick your comics up in a timely manner, we will attempt to call you to see when you are planning on picking them up. If you do not appear within SIX WEEKS, we may put your box on hold or cancel your subscription box and put any comics that we held for you back on the racks for general sale. Subscription boxes will be reinstated on a case-by-case basis. YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR PHONE NUMBER CURRENT with us! Please check with the Staff to see if all your information is up-to-date!

2) Additionally, anything "Special Ordered" through the PREVIEWS catalog (T-shirts, toys, graphic novels, statues, etc.) will also be held for you when it arrives - you will be notified of its arrival by a NOTE in your Subscription Box. These "Special Orders" also need to be picked up WITHIN FIVE WEEKS of their arrival. If they are not picked up in a timely manner, they may be returned to the racks for anyone to purchase, and you will lose your ability to place Special Orders with Comix Connection without a deposit.

Again, this is just a reminder to all subscribers. Thanks for your business, and we will continue to do our best to serve all of you!

--Bill, Ned, Joe, Jared and the Comix Connection Counter Monkeys!

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Friday, November 14, 2008

New WATCHMEN trailer!


Here's an awesome new trailer for the upcoming WATCHMEN movie:



Woot!

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wild and Crazy Food Art!



Check out all these fun food designs. Its two pages of pure pleasure to behold.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

BATMAN SUES WARNER BROTHERS!



Go HERE to read the full story on the ICV2 website!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

SIX new WATCHMEN posters!

Check these out!







Could this be the best comic book movie ever? I think it just might.
(Thanks to Mike Bollinger for the heads-up!)

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Monday, November 10, 2008

WIZKIDS kaput?

I am shocked!

Holy mackeral! WIZKIDS, the makers of the HeroClix collectible miniatures game and others is apparently closing down!

The Topps Company is announcing today that it is closing down WizKids, its core hobby gaming business, and temporarily discontinuing the WizKids product lines.

More HERE at the ICV2 website!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

We now carry FLAMING MOEs!


That's right, Comix Connection is now your one-stop shopping place for everything comics and Simpsons-related energy beverages! The FLAMING MOE contains Taurine, Ginseng Extract, Inositol, Caffeine, and that old favorite: High Fructose Corn Syrup! The taste? Well it tastes like one of them there newfangled energy beverages that all the kids are drinking. Or lollipop spit, to my uneducated palate. Either one. Grab a can today!


(CLICK HERE to discover the wonder that is a FLAMING MOE!)

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

New SANDMAN comic on the racks!

Yep, it's been a long time since we've had new SANDMAN comics by Neil Gaiman. (Well, technically not new, as this was previously released ten years ago as a novella with illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano.) Behold SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS, a four-issue comic mini-series by Neil Gaiman and illustrator P. Craig Russel, new in the stores this week:



Just go read it, it's fantastic.

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Friday, November 07, 2008

YOU'RE TOAST, VADER!

No seriously:


Available at the Star Wars Shop for a mere $55! Does a Dark Lord of the Sith even eat a balanced breakfast?

(Thanks for the link, Mike B!)

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Halloween pics - Comix Connection-Mechanicsburg

Here's some pictures of the fans who showed up Halloween weekend at the Mechanicsburg Comix Connection (and got their TEN FREE COMICS out of the bins):

Robert Smith of The Cure was on hand to ring up your purchases


And of course the Green Lantern of Sector 2814-B was there to assist


Overseeing everything was Prisoner Number Six Extra Large


You really need to see a dermatologist


Magical Happy Fun Anime Princess brought the smiles


Just some guy who wandered in off the street. Whoops, no that's a Gumby from Monty Python's Flying Circus


GAH!


Our favorite costume because THE CAKE WAS REAL AND WE EATED IT


A Mexican wrestler and his teen wolf buddy


Matthew sez: AWWKK I'M SLIPPING!


GAH AGAIN!


Looks familiar, wait don't tell me lemme guess... uhhhh...


Excedrin Headache Number 493: Cleaver to the head


GAH FOR THE THIRD TIME!


SPIDEY!


Great costumes


Slash and a mummy


More cool costumes


The monkey does not fear the ghoul


The monkey's sister fears the camera


Team-up craziness!


Well, I hope I didn't miss anybody... If you have any cool shots, send 'em in!

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Worst name-change ever


But will it fit on a driver's license?

Don't call him George.

I would have worked "Shabbadoo" in there somewhere.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

X-Rays from... Scotch Tape?


Yes, X-Rays from Scotch Tape:

Click Here

Although that may be the lamest power EVER for a superhero, I guess all the Comix Connection Counter Monkeys (who have taped a LOT of comics let me tell you) have the ability to produce X-Rays... if only they would use their power for good...

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Monday, November 03, 2008

Halloween Sale Recap Comix Connection - York!

Huck Finn/Tom Sawyer and Spider-boy came by to claim some free bees, and to scare off any riff raff. Huck/Tom was happy because it didn't involve any whitewashing.



Everything was good and we had our usual morning sales rush. So one of the cops from Chips, Rorschach, a Skrull invader and an average man decided to do a celebratory dance!



















Ned embraced change after seeing how much he and the Skrull both loved the Village People dance.



But oh no...a fight broke out!



With election day so close tensions were high.



And then out of nowhere a Mexican wrestler!



Then Spider-Baby showed up and reminded us that we are the adults and we need to be good examples for the impressionable youngsters out there...because with great comic sales comes great retail responsibility!



And to show you that Comix Connections sales bring people happiness and bring people together Wolverine and Rorschach took a photo together.



Thanks again to everyone who came out!

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