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.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I was bored today


So I CLICKED HERE.

Now I'm bored AND annoyed.

You're welcome.

(Oh and my high score was 17.)

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Wolvie Shuffle


From the ICV2 website:
Wolverine #73, which contains the first half of a two-part story by Jason Aaron and Daniel Way featuring the contemporary version of the adamantium-clawed hero, will be released on May 13th, a week before Wolverine #72, the next-to-last issue in Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s “Old Man Logan” 8-issue saga, debuts on May 20th.
Additionally:
Wolverine #74, which includes the second half of Aaron and Way’s story and features art by Adam Kubert and Tommy Lee Edwards, is due in stores on May 27th.
And then:
Millar and McNiven’s “Old Man Logan” saga will conclude with a flourish in a Giant Size Old Man Logan.
Thus:
In June the Wolverine comic will change its name to Dark Wolverine with issue #75, which will chronicle of the exploits of Wolverine's son Daken.
Got it? Good.

Tip: Print this page out and keep in your wallet or purse as a handy reference!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mysteries of Jughead's hat revealed


I found this great site via Metafilter:

JUGHEAD'S HAT EXPLAINED

Pretty cool, no?

(Of course, being an old guy, I already knew what that was. My dad said all the kids wore them back in the '40s... they would stick PEP pins and whatnot on them for decoration.)

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Monday, April 27, 2009

FIVE DAYS UNTIL FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2009!


FREE COMIC BOOK DAY IS THIS SATURDAY MAY 2nd, from 10AM until 9PM, at BOTH STORES!

YORK STORE ONLY! - Special guest appearance by John Kovaleski from 10AM - 2PM! Cartoonist John Kovaleski's work has appeared MAD MAGAZINE, WEEKLY READER, and his own BO NANAS books! John will be offering copies of his books, and free signed prints of his character Bo! Bring the kids! CLICK HERE to learn more about all things John Kovaleski!

MECHANICSBURG STORE ONLY! - Appearance by STAR WARS costume characters from Garrison Carida of the world renown 501st Legion from 10AM - 2PM! Please feel free to bring a still-sealed action figure (preferable Star Wars-related, but any will do) to drop in the donation barrel! All toys collected are given to Garrison Carida's favorite children's charities, so pitch in! At this point we're expecting quite a number of troops, so it should be fun! For more on Garrison Carida, CLICK HERE!


ALL DAY SATURDAY:
ALL COLLECTED EDITIONS, GRAPHIC NOVELS AND BOOKS - 20% OFF!
ALL STATUES AND TOYS - 20% OFF!
ALL GAMES, CCGS, CMGS AND GAMING ITEMS - 20% OFF!
ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS - $1.00 EACH!
ALL 2/99¢ COMICS NOW A MERE 10¢ EACH!
ALL OLDER BACK ISSUE COMICS ON THE WALL - 25% OFF!
THE DISTINCT POSSIBILITY OF CAKE!

EVERYBODY WHO COMES IN ON SATURDAY GETS THREE FREE COMICS OF THEIR CHOICE FROM OUR VAST SELECTION OF FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2009 COMICS, NO PURCHASE NECESSARY! CLICK HERE to check out the various comics to choose from! Supplies of individual comics may be limited, so come early! SEE YOU THERE!

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Greatest Nerd Ever, Setting The Bar For Other Nerds

Yesterday, model-rocket builder Steve Eves launched his 1/10-scale SATURN-V replica rocket in Price, Maryland. Check out the video:



HERE'S an in-depth article on the man and his toy.

That was completely awesome. Of course, nothing beats a spacelaunch at Cape Canaveral, Florida, but this was a hand-built monster. The rocketry nerd in me is very happy right now.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Who Will Rise from the Dead?!



I think this is a question on the minds of a lot of comic readers right now, Who will rise from the dead? So I compiled a list of dead characters to look at and brainstorm about what the ramifications would be if any of these characters came back.

*note: I have not read every DC book, so some of these characters could be back from the dead, and I'm just not aware of it.

Abin Sur- Killed by Atrocitus
Alexander Luthor, Jr.- Shot by the Joker
Anthro
Aquaman
Atom
Azrael
Black Mask (original)
Blue Beetle- Shot by Max Lord
Ch'p- Run over by a truck
Desaad
Doctor Light
Doomsday
Elongated Man
Firestorm
Inertia- Killed by Flash's rogues
Jack Drake (Robin's Dad)
Jade- Killed during Infinite Crisis
Jonah Hex- HAHAHAHA
Jonathan Kent- Superman's Adoptive Father
Jor-El- Superman's real father
Martian Manhunter-Killed in Final Crisis
Maxwell Lord- Killed by Wonder Woman
Mirror Master
New Gods Characters
Psycho Pirate
The Question (Vic Sage)
Rainbow Raider- Ha
Sandman (Wesley Dodds)
Sue Dibney
Superboy- Killed trying to stop Superboy-Prime
Superman Earth 2- Beaten to death by Superboy-Prime on the Green Lantern Planet Mogo
Tomar-Re
Trickster
Zatara
Zor-El

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Friday, April 24, 2009

They Want to Come Home with You!


Ugly Doll fans might want to check out the new Ugly Doll Action Figures that arrived this week at the store! There's 6 different figures in the series 1 assortment and they each have a body colour variant or two! There's apparently even a chase figure! The boxes are random so you never know who you'll get and that's half the fun!

So check them out and as they say on the box "collect some of them"!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blogger - Not Much Fun to Post on This Week!


We're a little behind in our posts thanks to some Blogger trouble this week and our fearless site master being sick! But have no fear... Blogger is working properly again and Jared and I are in moderately fine health! We'll keep you entertained somehow!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Join Us and Do Your Part for Free Comic Book Day!


We want you to come to Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 2nd, and we want you to bring a friend, a family member, a co-worker, a clergymen, a wookie... really anyone you choose, but we want you to bring someone to this event that is curious about comics, or maybe used to be into comics, or someone you have always wished to share your passion for the hobby with but were to scared to have them touch your precious books! We have plenty to give away, books for readers of all ages, and the best part is they are 100% free!

So that co-worker that always asks you "what's the deal with this new super-hero movie coming out?" - Bring that person along!

Or the family member that always has to comment at holidays that they "didn't even know they made comics anymore." - Bring him or her in here and show them there's more variety of books available than ever!

The family down the street whose kids always come over and play with your kids action figures, but their son calls every character "Batman" because that's the one character he knows! - Get that kid in here and let's all educate him!

Or the cool guy you know that used to be into comics, but hasn't picked up an X-Men or Spawn book since '93 and mostly focuses on online gaming! - Get him away from the computer screen and put a Free Comic Book Day comic is his hands!

There's going to be comics, lots of comics! In Mechanicsburg there's going to be the Star Wars costume characters from Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion who will let you get your picture taken with them and are hoping you'll donate an unopened Star Wars toy to their charity toy drive! In York, there's going to be John Kovaleski who will show you his published cartooning work! There's going to be a storewide sale! All the counter monkeys you know and love from this staff on hand to help people find something they're going to love to take home and read! And the best part is we all are here to support an art form we all know and love -comic books!

Nuff said!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oh and by the way



We sent out one of our "Comix Connection Sporadic Emailings" on Monday... it contained lots of info about Free Comic Book Day 2009 at Comix Connection and mentioned a Very Special Treat! if you didn't receive the emailing, chances are your filters have blocked it. We have the emailer set up through a third party so that we can't spam you. When you sign up, you will receive a "confirmation email" that you will need to respond to and confirm that you are interested in receiving email missives from us. If you signed up and didn't get anything since Monday, you will need to sign up again in the form on the lower right-hand side of this page. You will then get an email asking you to confirm that YES, you want to get updates from Comix Connection. We cannot just sign you up! If you go through all those steps and do not get the emailing that we will send out in a few days, contact Bill at bill@comixconnection.com and he will look into it! Thanks for your patience and SIGN UP TODAY!

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The Return of Thor's Second Cousin On His Step-Mother's Side!

And LO there shall walk amongst us a mighty GOD bearing a sweet sweet beard! And the hair. Lustrous blond METAL hair.



Once again wielding Mighty CLAWHAMNER!

(Um, the Rainbow Bridge is thataway <-- !)

HERE'S the link to his previous visit.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Don't try this at home

Big Wheel stunt:



That's awesome.

(As always, beware of offensive/weird comments on YouTube.)

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wednesday Comics Project Will Be in the May Previews Catalog!


Want more info on DC Comics' Wednesday Comic weekly series? Well, here's the official solicitation information on the book that will be featured in the May Previews Catalog for items shipping in July!

WEDNESDAY COMICS #1-4
In July, DC Comics gives a fresh twist to a grand comics tradition with WEDNESDAY COMICS, a new, weekly 12-issue series by some of the greatest names in comics today!

WEDNESDAY COMICS is unique in modern comics history: Reinventing the classic weekly newspaper comics section, it is a 16-page weekly that unfolds to a sprawling 28” x 20” tabloid-sized reading experience bursting with mind-blowing color, action and excitement, with each feature on its own 14” x 20” page.

Spearheaded by DCU Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello, whose past editing credits include BATMAN BLACK & WHITE, DC: THE NEW FRONTIER and SOLO, each page of WEDNESDAY COMICS spotlights the continuing adventures of DC heroes, including:

BATMAN, WEDNESDAY COMICS’ weekly cover feature, by the Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso

ADAM STRANGE, by writer/artist Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100)

METAMORPHO, written by New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman with art by Eisner Award-winner Michael Allred (Madman)

THE DEMON AND CATWOMAN, written by Walter Simonson (Thor, MANHUNTER) with art by famed DC cover artist Brian Stelfreeze

DEADMAN, written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck, art by Dave Bullock

KAMANDI, written by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS)
with art by Ryan Sook (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL)

SUPERMAN, written by John Arcudi (The Mask) with art
by Lee Bermejo (JOKER)

WONDER WOMAN, written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell (Dare Detectives)


GREEN LANTERN, written by Kurt Busiek (TRINITY, ASTRO CITY) with art by Joe Quiñones (TEEN TITANS GO!)

TEEN TITANS, written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway

SUPERGIRL, written by Jimmy Palmiotti (JONAH HEX) with art by Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL)


HAWKMAN, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN, Special Forces)

SGT. ROCK, written by Adam Kubert (SUPERMAN: LAST SON), illustrated by legendary comics artist Joe Kubert

THE FLASH, written by Karl Kerschl (TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE, THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE) and Brenden Fletcher, illustrated by Karl Kerschl

METAL MEN, written by Dan DiDio with art by Ian Churchill (SUPERGIRL)

WEDNESDAY COMICS will arrive in stores folded twice to 7” x 10”, with the first issue set to reach stores on July 8; Issue #2 on sale July 15; Issue #3 on sale July 22; Issue #4 on sale July 29 • 1-4 of 12 • 7” x 10”, 16 pg, FC, $3.99 US!

I think that's a whole lot of goodness for just $3.99!

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

I got nothin'

Sorry, too busy working on the Diamond Comics orders for things shipping in June to post anything of substance, so here's a funny picture!



Why all the pony hating? I like ponies.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

DC's Wednesday Comics!

DC is going to be releasing a new format soon, its called Wednesday comics and is going to look like a newspaper with all new stories. It's going to feature some top talent and characters who definitely deserve some page time! Such as my favorite: Kamandi, with Ryan Sook art!

And one of Bill's favorites: Metamorpho, with Mike Allred art!

There are also going to be features of Superman, with Lee Bermejo art!

And Batman, with Eduardo Risso art! And many, many more.
Oh and this little treat is going to be weekly. In my opinion, it's one of their best efforts for a weekly book. Can't Wait!

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wolverine supports FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2009!

Behold:



Too cool.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Comic covers...uh...covers?


Heres a link to some great comics covers done by various alternative artists! This Richard Sala cover is a comic we actually have in stock on our silver-age wall, so I thought it might look familiar to some of our customers!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Alan Moore's SWAMP THING from the inside


I recently ran across THIS PAGE where artist Steven Bissette begins posting all the little bits of paper and details surrounding the creation of a true modern classic, Alan Moore and John Totelben's pivotal SWAMP THING #20.

If you're a fan, go and read it. It's fascinating.

Never read SWAMP THING? Well, check out the SWAMP THING sampler issue that DC has released in the wake of WATCHMEN... it's only $1.00 and reprints the classic Alan Moore-penned story "The Anatomy Lesson". Gripping, chilling stuff.

Oh, and as noted in theWiki entry for Swamp Thing, "Saga of the Swamp Thing was the first mainstream comic book series to completely abandon the Comics Code Authority and write directly for adults."

Seems like it was only yesterday that a major publisher would take that step, proving that more comics were being sold in specialty stores than the usual outlets, as newsstand sales dwindled. It's all part of the '80s rebirth/renaissance of comic books that we are still enjoying today.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Bella Sara minitaure collectible ponies!

The next time your daughter accompanies you to Comix Connection, point her towards these:


The Bella Sara miniature trading horses! Collect all 20, then go online to the Bella Sara website and enter the codes that come with each horse toy. Fill your own personal stable with trinkets and gegaws that you can buy with points you earn playing games, and take care of your own personal pony! My daughter loves Bella Sara horses, and the little girl in your life will too! Packed randomly, they are only $1.99 each!

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

HAPPY EASTER!


All things Pysanki!

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Simpsons stamps!

Check it out:


I saw THIS STORY on the ICV2 site... soon you will be able to get official Post Office Simpsons stamps for your letters and packages!

CLICK HERE to go to the USPS website where you can vote to pick your favorite!

Another set of pop culture icons becomes mainstreamed!

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Friday, April 10, 2009

WE WILL BE CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY!

That's right, both Comix Connection locations will be closed this Sunday for the Easter holiday!

Here is a note my daughter taped to our door:


Too funny.

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Extreme Sheepherding

I found this amazing:



I don't know what was more impressive, seeing highly-trained sheepdogs at work or the enormous waste of time and energy it took to put that together... Either way BRAVO!

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT preview!

Check it out:



Veddy cool.

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2009 is only 25 days away!

Here's the official Free Comic Book Day flier (click to embiggen):


You can pick up a "dead tree" version of it at either store absolutely free! Heh.

Anyway, here's what's happening:

YORK STORE ONLY! - Special guest appearance by John Kovaleski from 10AM - 2PM! Cartoonist John Kovaleski's work has appeared in many places, including MAD MAGAZINE! CLICK HERE to learn more about all things John Kovaleski!

MECHANICSBURG STORE ONLY! - Appearance by STAR WARS costume characters from Garrison Carida of the world renown 501st Legion from 10AM - 2PM! Please feel free to bring a still-sealed action figure (preferable Star Wars-related, but any will do) to drop in the donation barrel! All toys collected are given to Garrison Carida's favorite children's charities, so pitch in! For more on Garrison Carida, CLICK HERE!


On to the good stuff!

ALL DAY SATURDAY:
ALL COLLECTED EDITIONS, GRAPHIC NOVELS AND BOOKS - 20% OFF!
ALL STATUES AND TOYS - 20% OFF!
ALL GAMES, CCGS, CMGS AND GAMING ITEMS - 20% OFF!
ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS - $1.00 EACH!
ALL 2/99¢ COMICS NOW A MERE 10¢ EACH!
ALL OLDER BACK ISSUE COMICS ON THE WALL - 25% OFF!
THE DISTINCT POSSIBILITY OF CAKE!

Oh yeah, and

EVERYBODY WHO COMES IN GETS THREE FREE COMICS OF THEIR CHOICE FROM OUR VAST SELECTION OF FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2009 COMICS! CLICK HERE to check out the selection of comics to choose from!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

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Monday, April 06, 2009

The Wilhelm Scream

A compilation of Wilhelm Screams (possibly recorded by Purple People Eater's Sheb Wooley) used in many many films:



What is a "Wilhelm Scream"? CLICK HERE to find out.

Next time you're watching a movie at the theater, play the "Wilhelm Game". I'll throw my JujyFruits at you, but still.

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Sunday, April 05, 2009

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2009 Sneak Peek!

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Saturday, April 04, 2009

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2009 is coming!


That's right, true believers! Only FOUR MORE WEEKS until Free Comic Book day 2009! Watch this space for information about sales, specials and guests at both Comix Connection Stores all day on SATURDAY, MAY 2nd 2009! (Make sure you are also signed up for our rather sporadic Comix Connection Email too. The handy form is located at the bottom right side of this page.)

JUST FOUR SHORT WEEKS FROM TODAY!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

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Friday, April 03, 2009

Wots all this then?


No clue. Guess we'll have to wait and see,

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

AT-ATs: not just for xmas - a set on Flickr


Mike Bollinger sent me a link to this set of photos someone posted on Flickr a while ago... I thought it was pretty cool. CLICK HERE to view all 26 photos.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Two April Fools

04/01/1991:


Happy 18th Anniversary, my Sweetie!

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