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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Captain America: Reborn arrives in store tomorrow!


That's right! The next chapter in the saga of Steve Rogers is about to begin! But before you pick up your copy of Captain America: Reborn #1 tomorrow I recommend checking out the exclusive 8 page prelude Marvel is offering readers free on their exclusive Reborn website!

It's well worth the read!

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Behold:



No hope.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Star Wars guys in fast vehicles





And some not so fast ones.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

If I had a pet it would have to be a giant prehistoric rodent


I ran across this awesome page on Metafilter. I always thought Capybaras looked weird/cool and thought it would be neat to own one. This lady has one and takes great joy in it. Go read.

BONUS CAPYBARA FACT: Apparently they are also delicious, and make great wallets.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

R.I.P. Farrah Fawcett


Well what can I say? Certainly personal tragedies are more important to us than the deaths of celebrities. That being said, who can't help but feel a bit sad for the passing of a classic '70s icon, American beauty Farrah Fawcett? Like most young men of the mid-to-late 1970s, I was enamored of Farrah's classic wholesome beauty. Her iconic poster was pretty much everywhere back then. (Here's a neat story about that poster and the guys who produced it.) She became a symbol of that era, cemented by her single season (!) appearance on the TV show CHARLIE'S ANGELS. She WAS the '70s, and truly one of it's icons.



Anyway, I was saddened to hear of her struggle with cancer and of her passing yesterday. In memory, I give you this clip from the movie LOGAN'S RUN (1976):



Rest in peace, Farrah.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Weekend Comics Chat Open Thread - the Lego My Eggo Edition


Anyway.

There was a huge mound of comic titles that came in this week, like AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #598, ASTONISHING X-MEN #30, AVENGERS INVADERS #12, BARACK THE BARBARIAN #1, DAREDEVIL #119, DARK AVENGERS #6, DARK REIGN LETHAL LEGION #1, DARK REIGN SINISTER SPIDER-MAN #1, DARK REIGN ZODIAC #1, DARK WOLVERINE #75, DETECTIVE COMICS #854, FREDDY JASON ASH NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #1, GI JOE #6, GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #1, GREEN LANTERN #42, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #34, NEW AVENGERS #54, PREDATOR #1, PREVIEWS #250, SECRET WARRIORS #5, SGT ROCK THE LOST BATTALION #6, SKAAR SON OF HULK #12, STAR WARS LEGACY #37 TATOOINE PT 1, SUPERMAN #689, UNCANNY X-MEN #512, WOLVERINE WEAPON X #3, X-FORCE #16 and more... so what did you read? What was good? What tanked? Tell us in the comments!

(WARNING: Comments Section may contain spoilers!)

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Character photos from Tim Burton's upcoming ALICE IN WONDERLAND movie

Although I think Tim Burton is a terrifically overrated director (it's just me seriously please don't yell at me), I thought these looked amazingly cool:






That White Queen is completely awesome by the way. Whoo. She has a hint of Vlad Tepes to her doesn't she?



(And I've always liked the somewhat surreal"Alice In Wonderland"-themed video for Tom Petty's DON'T COME AROUND HERE NO MORE.)

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Access Problems


Hey, a few of you have probably noticed that I haven't posted much the last couplefew days... I've been drowning in the monthly comic orders, then had sporadic internet access problems the last three days. There is nothing more disheartening than creating a post and then having it lost to the ether. (Oh and then I visited friends and drove golf balls, ate hardshell crabs and drank beer all day on Monday, so that day was shot.) Anyway, Mechanicsburg Manager Joe Hare picked up the ball for the weekend, so thanks for that, Joe! I'll try to get the posting back to the regular daily grind from here on out. By the way, thanks for checking in everybody! I really appreciate it!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Mystery on South Street


If this image looks familiar to you, then you may know of the history of the mysterious Toynbee Tiles. I'd heard about them some time ago thanks to a story on NPR, but I had never actually seen one. Today though as my girlfriend and I were out and about on South Street in Philly before the Camera Obscura concert, I happened to look down and saw one as we were crossing the street.

These tiles started appearing nearly thirty years ago in Philadelphia, but have since been reported all over the world. Initially the tile was about the size of a license plate, but the one we saw today for example was only maybe two inches in height by four inches in length. But as intriguing as the geographical placements and differences in size and materials may be, the real mystery lies in the basic inscription that has been a part of each tile since their first appearance in Philadelphia all those years ago.

TOYNBEE IDEA


IN KUBRICK'S 2001


RESURRECT DEAD


ON PLANET JUPITER.



The tile's meaning has been theorized by connecting the references made in the tile. It is believed "Toynbee" refers to Arnold J. Toynbee, a famous 19th century English religious historian and of course "Kubrick's 2001" refers to 2001: A Space Odyssey, co-written and directed by the late great filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. Wondering what's the intersection though between the works of Toynbee and Kubrick? Toynbee's writings spoke of a man named Zoroaster who conceived the idea of monotheism. Looking at the musical score to 2001: A Space Odyssey its theme song is curiously entitled "Thus Spoke Zoroaster." But what of the "Resurrect dead on planet Jupiter" business? Well, around the time the tiles first showed up writer David Mamet published the one-act play 4 AM, which depicted an odd interaction between a radio host and a strange caller who wants to talk about a plan to resurrect the dead on Jupiter.

While Mamet has always claimed he invented this caller, in 1983, a real caller identifying himself as James Morasco, a Philadelphia city social worker, rang Clark DeLeon at The Philadelphia Inquirer. DeLeon then published his remarks of that exchange.

Wanna run that one by me again?
By Clark DeLeon

Call me skeptical, but I had a hard time buying James Morasco's concept that the planet Jupiter would be colonized by bringing all the people of Earth who had ever died back to life and then changing Jupiter's atmosphere to allow them to live. Is this just me, or does that strike you as hard to swallow too? Morasco says he is a social worker in Philadelphia and came across this idea while reading a book by historian Arnold Toynbee, who's theory on bringing dead molecules back to life was depicted in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.

"There are no scientific principles I've found that can make this possible," Morasco said, "especially colonizing the planet Jupiter, which has a very poisonous atmosphere. The possibility of giving that planet an oxygen atmosphere is beyond even science fiction writers' imaginations."

Now that quote may sound as if Morasco doesn't believe it can be done, but that's not true. He thinks that between Toynbee and Stanley Kubrick there is a way to pull it off. That's why he's contacting talk shows and newspapers to spread the message. He's even founded a Jupiter colonization organization called the Minority Association, which he says consists of "Me, Eric, Eric's sister who does the typing, Frank. . ."

You may be hearing more from Morasco. And then again, you may not
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Weird, huh? But trust me, this mystery only gets weirder the more you read on the topic. So if I have piqued your curiosity and you'd like to read more on this, there's a great write up here. I know I've enjoyed mulling it all over in my brain since seeing it earlier today. This concludes my odd little side note of a very entertaining and fun day!

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Blackest Night Prophesied 23 Years Ago?!?


Although he's largely known as the master storyteller behind Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell, Miracleman, Batman: The Killing Joke, Swamp Thing, Tom Strong, Promethea, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and numerous other works, Alan Moore also contributed some rather unique tales to some of the cornerstone characters of the DC Universe. One of those stories, "Tygers" from the Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual #2, introduced a chilling prophecy of doom for the very Guardians of the Universe and their corps of galactic policemen. So here we are 23 years later and I'm wondering if this is the predication of doom now set to befall the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps?



The planet Ysmault, the Daxamite Green Lantern Sodam Yat, the sentient city of Ranx... we have seen all of these pieces of the prophecy... will OA soon lie in ruins too?

And does it surprise anyone that such an anticipated event such as Blackest Night has a touch of the genius of Alan Moore?

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

JLA Gets a New Creative Team!


Well, there's been all sorts of rumors regarding a new creative team on The Justice League of America, but it looks like DC has officially announced writer James Robinson and artist Mark Bagley for the book. Their run on the title starts after Len Wein finishes his story on the book and the events of Robinson's 6 issue Justice League mini-series Cry for Justice will apparently serve as a set up to his run on the ongoing book.



So there's something to look forward to for JLA and if you missed signing up for Justice League: Cry for Justice there's still time to do so! Just let any of us counter monkeys in Mechanicsburg or York know, and we'll take good care of you!

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Friday, June 19, 2009

SIMPSONIZED!



Mike Bollinger sent me a link to the Springfield Punx site, a cool place where there are "Simpsonized" renderings of all kinds of characters, from James Bond to Ms Marvel. Go check it out!

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

YUB JUB MEANS "DEVOUR THE WEAK"


AN AUTHORITATIVE
STUDY OF EWOKS,
FROM THE FIELD
NOTES OF DAVI
ATTEN-BORU AND
PLADDO CARDIGAN,
EXO-NATURALISTS.


CLICK HERE to read the entire hilarious article. Never turn your back on an Ewok.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Raptor attack!

This has nothing to do with comics, but I thought it was pretty cool:

Raptor attack! from Billwhit on Vimeo.



You're welcome.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

lol txtng

3. no omg's

Texting. Seemingly everyone does it. At least I HOPE that's what they're doing. Anyway, I recently ran across THIS and thought it was completely hilarious. GOD TEXTS THE TEN COMMANDMENTS!

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Giant Sized delay?

Just so everyone is aware, the amazingly cool "Old Man Logan" story arc that has been running through Marvel's WOLVERINE title will conclude in a special one shot GIANT SIZE OLD MAN LOGAN:


This issue will ship in SEPTEMBER, which makes me crazy. Sigh. Nothing to do but wait.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

So what do you think happens in CAPTAIN AMERICA #600?


What does this image mean?

Marvel Comic has taken the unprecedented step of shipping CAPTAIN AMERICA #600 out to stores two days early due to "nationwide attention" that it is supposedly going to receive. What do you think is in this issue? Here's the solicitation information, which really doesn't give much away:

CAPTAIN AMERICA #600
Written by ED BRUBAKER with MARK WAID, ROGER STERN & OTHERS
Pencils by BUTCH GUICE, LUKE ROSS, DALE EAGLESHAM & OTHERS
Cover by STEVE EPTING
50/50 Cover by ALEX ROSS
Where were you when Captain America died? It's the anniversary of the day Steve Rogers was killed, a day of reflection and mourning in the Marvel U...a time to look back on the things Steve did and what he stood for... or is this issue actually the beginning of the most wicked plot twist since issue 25? Yeah, actually it's both. Plus, contributions from Cap creators past and present, including a very special essay by Joe Simon, a classic story from Cap’s Golden Age, a full gallery of 600 Cap covers, and more anniversary shenanigans than you can shake a shield at!
104 PGS./New and Reprints/Rated T+ ...$4.99


So what do you say? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

We will be receiving this comic TOMORROW (Monday June 15th) at both Comix Connection locations... call and reserve your copy today!

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Lucky or Unlucky?


Gerrit Blank, 14, was on his way to school when he saw "ball of light" heading straight towards him from the sky.

A red hot, pea-sized piece of rock then hit his hand before bouncing off and causing a foot wide crater in the ground.

You decide.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Captain America #600 Arriving at Comix Connection on Monday, June 15, 2009!


That's right, true believers! This landmark issue arrives this week and it gets its own special arrival date! So if the wait until Wednesday is too long to get your hands on this monumental chapter is the saga of Captain America, stop in at either Comix Connection and see us Monday and we'll gladly send you on your way with a copy of Captain America #600!


UPDATE: PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO SEE IF IT HAS ARRIVED OR CALL TO RESERVE A COPY TODAY... CAPTAIN AMERICA #600 COULD BE DELIVERED BY UPS AT ANY TIME ON MONDAY!

Comix Connection - York (717) 767-4871
Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg (717) 591-2727

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mom and Pop always come through!

Coming soon to Comix Connection:



New Hawaiian shirts for Bill! Mom and Dad sent me five new (old) Hawaiian shirts for my 48th birthday, which is today. Stop in soon and check them out. I will be modeling them all week, along with the requisite Comix Connection "Ramones-logo-style" T-shirt. Oh, and I am still accepting cash gifts, just so you know.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ridiculous Products Department

Worried that your eBooks aren't quite up to snuff (sniff?)?

Behold:


CLICK HERE to see that no matter how stupid you think people are, you can still sell them something even stupider.

You're welcome.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Do you watch the TV show 30 ROCK?

Guess what



has in common with



Give up? Well, comic writer Brian Lynch thinks he's uncovered the fact that 30 ROCK IS A RIP-OFF OF THE MUPPET SHOW! CLICK HERE to view the evidence... it's very compelling. And hilarious.

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Monday, June 08, 2009

Awesome bookcases


Tired of the same old bookcases? Well, then CLICK HERE to see some great twists on an old piece of furniture! There's some there that aren't functional, but there's some that are amazingly cool looking and useful!

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Jonah Hex!

Here's a shot of Josh Brolin as JONAH HEX!



Thanks to Mark Lamotte for the pic!

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Saturday, June 06, 2009

Beatboxing...FUN!



...AND THE CHALLENGER!



Nothing to do with comics, but that is awesome!

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Friday, June 05, 2009

R.I.P. Grasshopper.

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Han Solo, P.I.

Too funny:



You're welcome.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Looks like we have another winner(s)!

Wearing a Comix Connection Geek Chic Wear™ T-shirt someplace famous could win you a a coveted No(Yes)-Prize and a Comix Connection Gift Certificate!

Behold these awesome images I just got via email from Robyn and Sara Sitz:


"This one with both of us is of the Parthenon."


"The one with just Sara is the Erectheum - both are on The Acropolis in Athens. The Erechtheum is a temple to Athena, Poseidon & others - it marks the spots where Athena gave the city the 1st olive tree & Poseidon gave water." --Robyn

That is truly awesome! Thanks for sending these in! It's amazing how much you two travel. If you ever need a Porter, I'm your man!

Let's see...

Level of difficulty: 10/10

Creativity and imagination: 6/10

NEARLY ANGERING THE GODS: +10 POINTS

Your NO(YES)-PRIZE:

a FIFTY DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE!


Thanks, twins!

Unfamiliar with the Comix Connection No(Yes)-Prize? Just CLICK HERE for all the details.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

In these challenging economic times

It's nice to know that Ze Frank has a great money-saving tip:



Thanks, Ze Frank!

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Monday, June 01, 2009

Batman and Robin Coming Soon!


SPOILER WARNING: If you haven't finished Battle for the Cowl, don't read this!

The new Batman and Robin series will be starting shortly, and I don't know about you but I can not wait! Although Grant Morrison's Final Crisis and Batman R.I. P. stories were deeply woven, universe hopping, Sprawling journeys. It looks like the new Batman book will be a slobber knocker, silver age fun book. Teamed with Frank Quietly of All-Star Superman, We3 and New X-men fame, all with Morrison at the writing table, this is bound to be both beautifully rendered and tons of fun!
Grant Morrison seems particularly excited about this, as it show s the new team of Dick Grayson and Damian as Batman and Robin, after the events of Battle for the Cowl. I personally don't think there will be a better book out for the months that this book runs.

Oh, and then there's this image I found at IGN.com...seems interesting, and its nice to see they have it meticulously planned out.
This will be available at your local Comix Connection in June, so come on down and sign up NOW!

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