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, May 31, 2009

Literal Interpretations of Old Games!



This a neat collection of characters from video games, where the artist drew them like they would really look. Above are the Pong paddles!

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

DANCE THE "LURCH"!

It is Saturday night after all:



You're welcome.

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Kitty Pryde Art!


Not a big Kitty Pryde fan, but this collection of artists renditions is awesome. Some of my favorites, Nathan Fox, Chuckbb, and others.
Check it out HERE!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Toons and Art


My dear old pal Charlie Roberts sent me THIS LINK recently from the Worth1000 website... too cool!

Go and check out all the great mashups of toons and Art with a capital A!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

THIS WEEK'S NEW COMICS WILL NOT BE IN UNTIL TOMORROW

due to the holiday. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Here's a funny picture of Batman's reaction to the news:


You're welcome. (Thanks to MegoSteve for the pic!)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's about time


The place held for Marvel Comics will no longer be empty. I recently got this from Marc Nathan, Baltimore Comic-Con organizer:
MARVEL COMICS CREATORS COME TO BALTIMORE 2009!
2010 Dates Announced!

BALTIMORE, MD (May. 26, 2009) -- The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to announce that top creators of today's Marvel Universe will find themselves in Baltimore this October 10th and 11th as guests of the Baltimore Comic-Con. Jason Aaron (Wolverine), Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers), Frank Cho (Ultimates 4), David Finch (Ultimatum), Matt Fraction (Uncanny X-Men), and Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man) will all convene to help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Baltimore Comic-Con.

"This modern day Marvel bullpen, the writers and artists of today's Marvel Comics, will really help to make this year a great show. This will be the first time that Jason Aaron and Matt Fraction have joined us, and a great second year for Brian Michael Bendis. Brian made a special effort to speak with all of his fans last year, and was a guest that many of our fans requested come back," said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "We missed David Finch in 2008 due to the birth of his lovely daughter, and it is great to have him back. And of course, we are thrilled to welcome perennial fan favorites Frank Cho and Barry Kitson back to the halls of the Baltimore Convention Center."

As we continue to get ready for the show on October 10-11, 2009, we would also like to announce the Baltimore Comic-Con's 2010 dates: August 27-28, 2010. "We have spent 10 years putting on great comic book-centric shows, and I am proud to start on a second great decade. The fans come to our shows to meet and greet with their favorite artists and writers, and we plan to continue that tradition well into the future," remarked Nathan. "While it may be early for some, we want our partners, guests, exhibitors, and fans to know our plans so that they join us in 2010."

In coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Facebook, MySpace, and ComicSpace pages.
I'd like to see MARVEL COMICS have a publisher presence at the Baltimore Comic-Con, just like DC COMICS manages to do every year.

(I'd also like to see Publisher's Weekly Online cover the Baltimore Comic-Con like they do every tiny anime convention, but that's just wishful thinking.)

If you've never been to the Baltimore Comic-Con, you really should consider going... it's the only convention we set up at all year for a reason... IT'S COMPLETELY AWESOME. We highly recommend using Light Rail to get there... trains every 18 minutes dump you right at the Convention center for like four dollars round trip! It's great! You hear more about the Baltimore Comic-Con as we get closer to the date.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

In Rememberance...


Being that it is Memorial Day, I thought I'd take a moment and make today's post in honor of this day we mark to remember our war dead past and present with a video on the history of the bugle call "Taps", by Jari Villanueva from the documentary The Bugler's Cry-The Origin of Sounding Taps.



If you would like to read further about the myths and origins of these "24 notes that tap deep emotion" check out Jari's website TapsBugler.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Continuity Kid's Secret Hideout

What does Manager Joe do in his off time? Why, immerse himself in his favorite thing, COMICS! And where does he do that? In his own personal "Nerdery"! Behold:



CLICK HERE to see all the pictures!

Simply amazing! And now you know why he's The Continuity Kid!

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE in 30 seconds

Behold:



You're welcome.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

WE ARE OPEN HOLIDAY HOURS ON MEMORIAL DAY

We will be open from 10AM - 6PM at Comix Connection-York and from 10AM - 5PM in Comix Connection-Mechanicsburg!



But more importantly, THIS COMING WEEK'S NEW COMICS WILL BE SHIPPING ONE DAY LATE, on THURSDAY, MAY 28th due to the holiday!

Tissues available upon request.

Thanks!

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

The neatest one is the blind person's


I found this interesting article on GOOD Magazine's website via Metafilter.

What's in your fridge?

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Best wedding photos EVER!

It's doesn't get any more geeky than this, folks:






Kudos, guys! Very cool! (Now if I can just get everyone's names!)

UPDATE! The people in both pictures are:
Jeremy Lopus(Captain Marvel)
Mark Rulieus(Superman)
Pat Mack(Nightwing)
Kevin Mack(Batman)
Matt Horne(GL)
Shawn Skvarna(Flash)

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Just phoning it in today...


I guess you could call this a "blogging failure."

Or is it? CLICK HERE then click "PLAY".

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Time traveler cheat sheet!



"Run electricity through tungsten to get the lightbulb." and more!

CLICK HERE! (Via Gizmodo)

Don't leave your era without it!

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Is STAR TREK really that great?

Because I just watched this brief clip, and I'm just not seeing what all the hubbub is about...



Thanks to Jason Resh for the link!

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Another Wednesday Comics Sneak Peak!



Here's a look at The Metal Men feature for Wednesday Comics that is being written by DC's Dan Didio with art by Jose Garcia-Lopez! In my own humble opinion this series is looking pretty awesome! If you want a copy of this upcoming project, let us know at the shop and we'll get you signed up!

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Shuttle and Hubble transit the Sun

I thought this was completely awesome:



A bigger and better image can be found HERE via Metafilter. I like STAR TREK, but this stuff is just so darn cool!

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

This made my head hurt


CLICK HERE.

That is all.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

TOONED!

This is what happens when you read too many comic books:





And yes, it's like this every Wednesday...

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Disney's STAR WARS Weekend Posters

Check this out:


It's one of thirteen awesome posters for the annual special Star Wars event held at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park in Florida! Check out the rest HERE! Very cool and whimsical. Thanks to Mike Bollinger for the link!

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Monday, May 11, 2009

A character study of 22 cartoon characters

Awesome idea! What would some of the cartoon characters we know and love look like as skeletons? Find out here!




I wonder what Hector Hammond's skull would look like. YIKES!

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Flea Market find!

Yesterday my wife Karen and my kids Max and Leni and I were out playing mini golf and eating barbecue ribs (it's my daughter's birthday tomorrow, she'll be six) when we stopped at a little flea market building just inside Hallam, PA city limits. While perusing the usual pile of dusty castoff crap, I found this gem:


Check that out. At first glance it looks like "DR. SWELL's" doesn't it? Take a closer look:


THAT SAYS DR. SWETT'S!

EWWWWWWW. That's disgusting! And hilarious! "Who wants a nice cold bottle of DR. SWETT'S?" I'll pass. What were they thinking? I'm pretty sure that "sweat" meant the same thing back in the '50s as it does today. Crack me up.

Oh fine bottle of DR SWETT'S Early American Root Beer (rich in dextrose!), you now have a permanent home on the junk shelf in my kitchen!

(FOOTNOTE: I started poking around and found THIS, wherein I learned that the trademark for DR.SWETT'S ROOT BEER has lapsed and is potentially up for grabs. Hmmmmm...)

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Saturday, May 09, 2009

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2009 - York pictures!

Jared sent me some pics from Free Comic Book Day 2009 in Comix Connection - York, so here they are:


A store full of comic fans!



Free comic book fun for everyone!



No photographs, please!



Frenzy at the Dollar Bins!



Comic strip creator John Kovaleski signing his work... great stuff, John!



This is the most frightening object I ever saw at Free Comic Book Day.



Ned is apparently unfamiliar with the rules of "Rock, Paper, Scissors".


Anyway, thanks to everyone who came out to scoop up the freebies and the bargains! And don't forget to use your special Free Comic Book Day coupon... it expires JUNE 7TH, so don't forget!

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Friday, May 08, 2009

Star Trek apartment!

This guy is serious about his Star Trek Geekdom:


CLICK HERE to read the article and see more pictures of the ultimate Star Trek Next Generation apartment. Crazy.

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Get your BLACKEST NIGHT rings!


In conjunction with the upcoming Green Lantern story arc BLACKEST NIGHT, publisher DC Comics will be releasing a nifty little promotional item... a BLACK LANTERN RING! We will be giving them out to anyone who signs up for BLACKEST NIGHT while supplies last! That's right, just buy a copy of BLACKEST NIGHT #1 and you will receive a Black Lantern promotional ring for FREE! That way you don't have to do this:


And if you want a taste of Green Lantern Blackest Night, stop in and grab a copy of the Free Comic Book Day comic BLACKEST NIGHT #0... we have plenty of them at both stores, absolutely FREE!

For more on Blackest Night, click HERE! It's gonna be a Green Lantern summer!

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Giant Thing head!

All four hundred pounds of it:



Found HERE!

PS: I'm still waiting to get pictures from the York crew of their fabulous Free Comic Book Day... I'll post as soon as I get them.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Quimby the Mouse!

I am a complete and utter fan of the work of illustrator/cartoonist Chris Ware. His ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY comics are at once surreal, funny, disturbing and depressing. (I still get choked up when I read the story with the boy being abandoned at the Columbia Exposition.) Ware's work appears in many different formats, from small digests to what look like 1960s hardcover elementary school textbooks to giant newspaper-sized booklets, driving the meticulous collector crazy. His stuff is just plain brilliant, touching on emotions that few comic creators do. It's not all fun. Anyway, here's a new format for Ware's work... behold a Quimby the Mouse video:

Quimby The Mouse from This American Life on Vimeo.


I found this awesome video HERE and HERE'S more on Chris Ware.

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Monday, May 04, 2009

Pictures from FCBD 2009 at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg

Here you go:

TEN CENT COMICS? Are you guys nuts?


Keep your eye on the young rebel Boyce.


Counter Monkey Paul apparently had some outstanding warrants.


A shopper's paradise!


Don't even think about shoplifting.


Exactly what Free Comic Book Day is for.


Dan and Triple-G man the free comic book station.


PJ and his gang.


What's the opposite of "a wretched hive of scum and villainy"?


"I had a report of some serious fun here. Who's in charge?" Bill silently points to Manager Joe.


Hampden Township Police Department's new recruit.


Thanks for filling this barrel, folks! You're the best!


And thanks, Mrs. Ritchey for the truly awesome cupcakes. Comic fans are the best!


CLICK HERE to see the entire photoset!

And CLICK HERE to view the photos that the guys and gals from Garrison Carida took!

What a great time!

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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Comix Connection on TV for FCBD 2009!

Check it out:

ABC 27:



CBS 21:




THANKS to our guest creator John Kovaleski! It sure was fun to meet you and check out your work. Lots of fun!

THANKS to the members of the 501st/Garrison Carida! As usual you folks were the show stoppers! It's always a pleasure to host you guys and gals! And special thanks to all the fans who donated toys for charity. We pretty much had a full barrel by the end of the day! Awesome.

THANKS to all the staff for making Free Comic Book Day such a great success! Thanks to Jared, Jim, Josh, Joe, Dave, Dan, Paul, Tony, Matt, TJ and of course Triple-G! You guys are real troopers.

THANKS to all our great customers out there... you folks truly make us what we are... Central Pennsylvania's Ultra-Hip Comic Book Pop Culture Mecca! Special thanks to Mike Reichart, Mrs Boyce, Mrs Ritchey and Tony's Lady for the special consumable treats! Those were pretty much the only things we got to eat all day and were greatly appreciated!


I will post more photos and whatnot tomorrow, so stay tuned!

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Saturday, May 02, 2009

The Big Day


Is today!

And as a final reminder:

YORK STORE ONLY! - Special guest appearance by cartoonist John Kovaleski from 10AM - 2PM!

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!

ALL DAY TODAY:

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!


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!

Hope to see you at the stores! Come on in, it's bee some wacky fun!

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