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, February 28, 2009

More poodle weirdness



That's all I got. Go back to yesterday's post and tell us in the comments section what you're currently reading.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

The Weekend Comics Chat Open Thread - the I Miss My Old Car Edition


Hey everybody! What have you read lately? Good? Bad? Tell us!

I'll start the ball rolling:

My current Top Three Comic Books

INCOGNITO - Crime Noir with a superhero twist
WALKING DEAD - Zombie apocalypse suspense thriller
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE - Minimal effort in the art department, perfect characterizations

What do you read? Tell us in the comments section!

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Comix Connection turned 21 last week

so now the store can LEGALLY DRINK IN ALL FIFTY STATES!

And I probably would have forgotten if the Ritcheys hadn't brought in this awesome cake made by Mrs. Ritchey:



(Anybody get the CHASING AMY reference?)

THANKS guys for sharing that treat with us. That certainly made our day! You are the best!

Oh, and thanks to every one of you who have helped us succeed for the last twenty-one long years... we couldn't do it without your support, and we greatly appreciate it.


EDITED TO ADD: By the way Mrs. R, we played that CD the rest of the day.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Best Costume Gallery!

Check out this site of custom costumes. I've never come across such a great collection!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

All WATCHMEN, all the time

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Best. Flier. EVER.

MegoSteve recently turned in this gem:


Is that completely brilliant or what?

Thanks, Steve.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

TJ watches the WATCHMEN

Check out this cool graphic Manager Joe painted on the front window of Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg:



Now where have I seen that image before...

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cool beans

The latest in a long line of cool WATCHMEN-related products...


Found HERE! Man I could use a cup right now. How about you, Manager Joe? Can I brew you a pot or two? Jared, are you in?

(Thanks for the tip, Mike Bollinger! Don't you ever work? Never mind, I know the answer to that. Believe me, I know. HAHAHAHAHAHA!)

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Friday, February 20, 2009

I WANT MY VMN!

Holy mackerel! Even more WATCHMEN goodness! Check out this retro clip from the Veidt Music Network:



As usual, found HERE at the New Frontiersman website.

(Soon Comix Connection's blog will be ALL WATCHMEN ALL THE TIME. Fourteen more days.)

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Watchmen Movie News!


Although the film won't even be released theatrically until March 6th, Zack Snyder has already come forth with the plans for how the film will be handled once it sees release on DVD! Check out the story and some other goodies here!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I thought this was very well done

Best Photography Award - GI Joe Fest 2008, 2nd GI Joe stop motion film Festival, Denver, CO. USA

Who knew there was such an event?



(WARNING: Toy gore!)

I think John Carpenter's THE THING is one of my favorite movies by him, along with ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and CHRISTINE. We used to joke that EVERY SINGLE ONE of his self-composed soundtracks all sounded the same because he did them all on a cheap Casio keyboard on the same weekend. The song to this video is definitely an homage to Carpenter's songs, and sounds like one of his rejected tunes.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Completely hilarious

This is what TV news anchors do during commercial breaks:



You're welcome.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

More amazing WATCHMEN stuff


Found at The New Frontiersman website.

When you go to that site, click on the quarter on the right near the top and PLAY the 1980's-style WATCHMEN arcade game! It didn't work for me in FireFox, but it did in Internet Explorer. All Hail MICROSOFT!

Less than 18 days to go.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Mortal Blow?


Midway Games, the producer of such classic games as Tron, Ms Pac-Man, Spy Hunter and the recently-released two million-selling Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe looks like it may be soon entering bankruptcy. More HERE. Midway Games was founded in 1958 and has a long and storied history, including introducing Space Invaders to the US market. They have until February 19th to pay back creditors $150 million. It doesn't look promising.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

BITTERSWEETS


Crappy St. Valentine's Day! Express your TRUE feelings with BITTERSWEETS a novel candy idea for those less than thrilled with romance:

Too funny.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

The Minutemen Arcade Game!


The people over at the Watchmen movie sight are pulling all the strings to make the supplemental preview material as engrossing as they can. And they are doing a bang up job of it! Check this out!

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Teenage Mutant Ninja Poodle

Sometimes the world in general leaves me speechless. And then sometimes the world fills me with fear. Behold:


Yes, that's a real poodle.

I have to go lie down now. Like a good doggie.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

AIIIEEEEE!

That is some big hang time:
(WARNING: Annoying music)



I used to skateboard, but I never made a jump that far. Slightly shorter. Like a half a block shorter.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Percy Bysshe Shelley - "Ozymandias"


I thought this might be of interest to readers. One of the main characters in WATCHMEN Is Adrian Viedt, who initially fights crime under the pseudonym Ozymandias. Here's Shelley's poem:

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away


And HERE'S more info on the poem, with this commentary:

"The central theme of Ozymandias is mankind's hubris. In fourteen short lines, Shelley condenses the history of not only Ozymandias' rise, peak, and fall, but also that of an entire civilization. Shelley suggests all works of humankind - and humans themselves - are transitory. Whether a Pharaoh or peasant, we are mortal."


(Ozymandias was another name for Ramesses the Great, Pharaoh of the nineteenth dynasty of ancient Egypt.)

Just some food for thought.

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Monday, February 09, 2009

I surrender

There is no way I would have predicted this:


CANDYLAND: THE MOVIE!

Read more than you need to know HERE.

Hear that muffled sobbing sound? That's the collective consciousness of all the unemployed Hollywood writers out there, starving.

(Although I gotta admit precedent-setting CLUE: THE MOVIE was actually pretty good.)

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

On the roof of Comix Connection - Earth Bill

I want one of these on a pole over each store:



With green and yellow neon of course.

See more about these cool "Roto-Spheres" HERE, and there are more incredible "atomic-age sign" videos HERE and HERE.

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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Making Rorschach's mask work

Check it out:



Thanks to Jason Resh for the tip! (By the way dude you really need to get in and pick up your stuff before Jared closes your box!)

Friday, February 06, 2009

I guess that means you should floor it



See more HERE.

Thanks for the link, TJ!

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

The Keene Act & YOU (1977)

This WATCHMEN stuff is just so incredible... a lot of effort is being put into this deep, deep background stuff:



As always, found on the NEW FRONTIERSMAN website.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A visit from THOR's second cousin on his step-mother's side

Wielding Mighty CLAWHAMNER, no less:




I am pretty much without speech at this juncture.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

More WATCHMEN-related goodness

I found these two images




HERE at the New Frontiersman website. I'm not suggesting a connection or anything. Enjoy!

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Monday, February 02, 2009

"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"

Not incredibly action-packed or compelling, but here's the GI JOE movie trailer that aired during the Superbowl:



Heh.

Hat tip to Chris Yother for the link! Thanks!

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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Elvis Presley Painting With Cheese Puffs On Velvet

Behold:



You're welcome.

Except now I'm hungry.

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