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Friday, July 31, 2009

Marvel Anime!



Marvel and Madhouse teamed up to create four all-new anime versions of classic Marvel super heroes. This is one of them they released at SDCC, the other was Wolverine, but I personally thought the Iron Man trailer way out-cooled the Wolverine.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Indian Spider-man!

Not a hoax! Behold:



I got so lightheaded watching that I almost fell out of my chair! The kicker was when he went DOWN THE WALL.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

COMIX CONNECTION now on FACEBOOK!



That's right, Spartan Kool-Ade Man, FaceBOOK!

Click HERE to visit! Become a FAN! Read the SAME STUFF ALMOST that you read here! Waste even more of your precious time! Check out the box on the right side of this page near the bottom there... yeah, that's it. Become one with the Facebook Borg!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mind you, this is pure speculation at this point

I was just at a summit with some industry bigwigs today and the subject of a local (to the South-Central Pennsylvania region) comic book convention came up. A number of ideas were batted around and one of them was: where would a good location for a comic writer/artist convention be for this area? Just as a matter of curiosity I'm turning the question over to you, the readers. Please vote in this poll:



Thanks!

(Edited for horrendous typos.)

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Monday, July 27, 2009

A TV Show to Comic Book That We'll Never See


A number of TV shows live on in comic book form these days, as the many fans and readers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Eureka, and Farscape can attest as well as the lucky few who have their favorite TV Show and a comic simultaneously like the fans of Doctor Who. Well, my favorite show almost had one, but alas such an adaptation much like a third season on ABC never happened for Twin Peaks.



The plan was to produce a graphic novel covering the events of what would have been season three and include it as part of the definitive box set that came out in 2007. The idea for the comic adaptation was hatched by acclaimed illustrator Matt Haley and was to be written by Twin Peaks producer and story editor Bob Engels. Despite a lot of positive green lights for the project, even from series co-creator Mark Frost, the whole thing ultimately got a big "N-O" from the other series creator, David Lynch, who simply didn't wish to have Twin Peaks revisited in any form. Respecting Lynch's wishes, that was that!

Some things just aren't meant to be...

What TV show would you want to see adapted into comic form that we haven't seen yet? Hopefully your luck's better than mine! But of course, maybe I shouldn't rule out the chances of it ever happening just yet. Miracles happen! Just look at the Marvelman/Miracleman news from Comic-Con this weekend!

If you'd like to know more about this little known Twin Peaks project, check out the Twin Peaks Archive blog and their complete interview with Matt Haley.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Go read Brian's Batman Blog!


Local comic fan, part-time Comix Connection Counter Monkey, owner of two thousand drill bits, and all around swell pal Brian Linnen has started a highly entertaining weblog... BRIAN'S BATMAN BLOG! Go give it a read! Good stuff, updated twice weekly!

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Nothing to post today



Seriously. Go mow the lawn or something. Nothing to see here.


OH WAIT! COMIX CONNECTION IS NOW ON FACEBOOK!


Check out the link thingie on the right side of this page! Become a fan today!

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Marvel Comics has aquired the rights to Marvelman (Miracle Man)!



Thats right Marvel Comics will begin what looks like newly written tales of Marvel Man, and possibly reprint the classic tales as told by Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman.

From Wikipedia: Marvelman, known for trademark reasons as Miracleman in his American reprints and story continuation, is a fictional comic book superhero created in 1954 by writer-artist Mick Anglo for publisher L. Miller & Son. Originally intended as a United Kingdom home-grown substitute for the American character Captain Marvel, the series ran until 1963. He was revived in 1982 in a dark, post-modern deconstructionist series by writer Alan Moore, with later contributions by Neil Gaiman.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Just watch this



I WANT TO GO THERE!

More info HERE!

Let it load so you can watch it without any glitches. Also double-click on it and watch FULL SCREEN!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Celebrate Marvel Comics' 70th Anniversary the Comix Connection Way!


Here it is folks! The event you've all been asking about!
It's the Marvel Comics 70th Anniversary Sale!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12th from 10AM to 9PM at BOTH STORES!


Featuring the release of THE MARVELS PROJECT #1 and MARVEL COMICS #1 70th Anniversary Edition!

While supplies last, there will be a limited number of special Variant Cover versions of both of these comics available for cover price. (Limit one per customer please!)

Enter to win various prizes, including Limited Variant Cover Comics!

ALL MARVEL COMICS BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS - 70¢ EACH!
ALL MARVEL COMICS BACK ISSUES ON THE WALL - 30% OFF!
ALL MARVEL COMICS graphic novels, collected editions and books - 25% OFF!

There is a distinct possibility of cake!

Make your plans to attend today, and THANKS, Marvel Comics for SEVENTY YEARS of cool characters and stories!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Finale a Long Time in the Making


Believe it or not, the August issue of the Previews Catalog will carry the solicitation for Planetary #27. The issue is scheduled to be in stores Wednesday, October 7th! In the meantime enjoy that beautiful Cassaday cover!

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Monday, July 20, 2009

For All Mankind


Forty years ago today, July 20th, 1969, NASA's Apollo 11 mission successfully put the first man, specifically Neil Armstrong, on the surface on the moon.

Armstrong was joined in his exploration of the moon's dusty surface by Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, while Command Module Pilot, Michael Collins remained in orbit aboard the Columbia. The lunar bound mission commenced with the launch of the Saturn V rocket on July 16, 1969, and some four days later President John F Kennedy's goal of reaching the moon by the end of the 1960s was fulfilled. A famous aspiration he had expressed during his speech given before a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."

There's a wealth of great video material on the ReelNASA channel on YouTube which is certainly marking today with a lot of amazing features! This is a wonderful resource collection for anyone looking to remember the history of NASA's accomplishments or to learn more about these missions for the first time. The general public doesn't quite follow the exploits of the work NASA continues to do in space, but here's hoping an anniversary such as this may ignite some new imaginations regarding the possibilities in space that still lay ahead for all of humankind.



Also NASA has a feature on its site photographically documenting the Apollo missions by use of a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The LRO went into its lunar orbit June 23 and captured the photos of the Apollo sites between July 11 and 15.

Finally, for anyone interested in celebrating the day in true cinephile fashion, Turner Classic Movies is showing a variety of "Moon" related films to honor the occasion all day long. I highly recommend the prime time showing tonight of director Al Reinert's 1989 documentary, For All Mankind. It airs at 8:15PM. Also recommended is Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff (1983), then at 10:00PM. The prime time segment tonight also features introductions by TCM host Robert Osborne with special guest host, Buzz Aldrin.




Hey, it's Bill here. Great post, Joe. I just wanted to add a couple of things.

First this:



Just look at that picture and all it implies. The entire history of mankind could be summed up in that one single picture. Curiosity. Technology. Science. Striving. Bravery. Sacrifice. It's simply breathtaking when you really think about it.

And then there's this, for you old-timers:


Heh heh heh.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

FIRST THE ANTS, NOW THE SQUID!

Giant squid terrorize Californian coast!


"Divers spooked by tales of assaults as swarms of aggressive jumbo flying squid invade the shallows off San Diego!"

THEY'RE COMING!

Actually, THEY'RE HERE!


(I'll get the deep fryer heated up a while, OK?)

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

WEINERMOBILE RAMS HOUSE!


Read about it here. (Via Metafilter.)

As a precaution, my button finger is poised to delete any offensive comments. Just so you know.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Let the Weekend Comic Chat Begin! - The OMG That Book Is Finally Coming Out Edition!


Before I get into discussing this week's comics, here's a look ahead to the arrival of two books that we're all eagerly anticipating! The above image is one of the two covers to Final Crisis:Legion of Three Worlds #5, which arrives this coming Wednesday, July 22nd! Yes, finally! It will be here!

The second image below is a new Marvel teaser for the big Ultimatum finale in issue #5 which will arrive, Wednesday, July 29th! Seriously, who's going to even be left alive when the dust finally settles in that book?



Now for this week! Not a bad week for books, eh? We saw comics like Dark Avengers #7, Incognito #5, Walking Dead #63, Wednesday Comics #2, and this little known DC Comics project Blackest Night and so many others arrive on the new release wall! So there should be plenty to discuss!

I think my fav for the week is actually Wednesday Comics #2! I am loving the big art pages of that book and the Kamandi page in particular is a joy to see! I'm still reading through the hardcover of last week's release of Prince Valiant 1937-1938, and after looking at the beautiful art in that book, I think that if there is a section of heaven for cartoonists, Hal Foster and Jack Kirby are looking down on Ryan Sook's Kamandi with pride!


That's all I've got for now! How about someone else take a turn! What reads are you digging right now? Feel free to comment!

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

WEDNESDAY COMICS Contest - Entry #7

This just in, from Brad Beeson:



Multitasking!

Yep, that's worth a FIVE DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE! Just let the staff know the next time you're in! And c'mon the rest of you... time is running out for this contest. Get your photos in today!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Nraumoaavaouu voaaarvaauou


Rraouvuau huauvuuouo rruuooaamaaoa. Whaoaaoraaaoovaauoi waauou riooaaumuooa roauo rarroouaaa rroooua, roa hooouaa nauaooo hoauwuuuuo.


(Found via Metafilter.)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

WEDNESDAY COMICS CONTEST - Entry #6

This just in:



My son Sam (yes, Sam, just like the character in the movie) had a friend over today to read his Wednesday comics with. I'm sure word will get around (to Cybertron) and we will have more visitors next week wanting to be read to....

HAW! Very cool and creative. For that, Sam gets a FIVE DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE! Thanks for playing! Anyone else? Bring it on!

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunny Florida

This has nothing to do with comics (big shock there I know), but I thought you might enjoy these pictures that my Pop sent me from several weeks ago of five straight days of rain with 16 inches in a three-day period around Holly Hill which is just south of the Daytona International Speedway:


The tunnel under the speedway to the infield.



View of the infield and track, which is almost completely submerged.



Along the Stretch. Time for the submarine races!



Out front of the Wahl's house in Port Orange.

(My sister Karen and Cathy were trapped at Mom and Dad's place for the entire week of their vacation. The built puzzles and looked out the windows a lot. They also saw gar swimming down the street.)

Let's hope it clears up in time for my vacation in August!

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

While no one was paying attention


ANT MEGA-COLONY TAKES OVER WORLD

"Argentine ants living in vast numbers across Europe, the US and Japan belong to the same inter-related colony, and will refuse to fight one another.

The colony may be the largest of its type ever known for any insect species, and could rival humans in the scale of its world domination."


We're doomed I tell ya.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

WEDNESDAY COMICS CONTEST - Entry #5

This just in:

Hey Bill,
Its rick and Courtney Antel. Here are our pictures for the Wednesday comics contest!




Jedi and Sith both read WEDNESDAY COMICS? Cool beans! Looks like you get a FIVE DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE for crossing the Lucas Universe with the DC Universe!

C'mon everybody! Send your pictures in!

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WEDNESDAY COMICS CONTEST - Entry #4

I just got these from reader Jeremy Runkle:


The Shoguns reading.



I think he's suggesting they go back to work... GINO is such the slave driver.

Too funny! I especially like the Bambi mug that Godzilla is holding. Nice touch. For this, you get a FIVE DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE! Thanks for sending this in, and what are the rest of you waiting for?

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Friday, July 10, 2009

WEDNESDAY COMICS CONTEST - Entry #3

This just in, from Chad Prosser of Mechanicsburg:


Of course Chad would "go there". Too funny.


Is that a catapult?

For sending us a shot of you on the john, you get a FIVE DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE! No crap. Thanks, Chad!

Keep those pictures coming in, folks!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

WEDNESDAY COMICS update

Check it out! The folks at the DC blog are posting photos of readers and their copies of WEDNESDAY COMICS, including our first entrant Sam Wilkins! CLICK HERE to view them all! Too cool!

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WEDNESDAY COMICS CONTEST - Entry #2

This just in:

OK!! We've already established that I'm a dork, but I had to go out and have some fun with the animals for this contest. U have to imagine how I got the middle shot! I had to lay on my back with a bowl of cookies on my chest!! I'm serious!!
This is how it went---


"Get away! I know the boogie man lives in that flappy thing in your hand!!" 15 minutes later.....



"Even smart asses are brave enough to read the Wednesday comics, even if the boogie man resides there!"



And ever the "super horse" Cal my mini enjoyed the whole thing! (Before trying to eat it!)
--Theresa Micheau, York


OK, that was completely AWESOME! I can't stop laughing at that middle picture. I'm glad to see your animals enjoy WEDNESDAY COMICS as much as we humans do! For this, you get a SEVEN DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE, $5 for you, $1 for the donkey and $1 for the little horse. Thanks!

And the rest of you: SEND ME YOUR PICTURES!

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

WEDNESDAY COMICS CONTEST - Entry #1

I just got this email:
Bill:
Sam (our 5yo son) and I rode to the Mechanicsburg store this evening to pick up our books. We didn't even make it out of the parking lot before we had to open up the Wednesday Comics.

Mark Wilkins




That's awesome! You just won a FIVE DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE for being the first to respond! Thanks, guys!

C'mon everybody, what are you waiting for? Send me your pictures!

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WEDNESDAY COMICS Contest!


I'm sure by now all of you have heard of DC Comics' ultra cool WEDNESDAY COMICS... but did you know that issue #1 shipped today? Well, it did and it's AWESOME! It's easily the coolest thing I've seen in a very long time. The format is similar to Sunday newspaper comic sections, and will run weekly for twelve weeks. Each feature gets one full-size page of gorgeous art and story... and check out the titles:
  • METAMORPHO by Gaiman and Allred
  • STRANGE ADVENTURES by Paul Pope
  • SGT. ROCK by Joe Kubert
  • BATMAN by Azarello and Risso
  • KAMANDI by Gibbons and Sook
plus TEN MORE! Too cool!

Anyway, here's the deal: Send in YOUR PICTURES of you and WEDNESDAY COMICS and you could win a store gift certificate! Be creative and have fun! Send entries to bill@comixconnection.com and I will post them here on the website.

And to get the ball rolling, here's mine:


My invisible friend and I enjoy a nice glass of iced tea in the shade of the Deadwood tree, absorbed in WEDNESDAY COMICS!

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Milestones

Here's one of my favorite photographs in the entire universe and I was saving it for a special day:

I was just poking around backstage here at the Comix Connection weblog, when I noticed a few interesting facts. So what's special?

  • 1) This marks the 1485th post.
  • 2) Since October 9th, 2005, I have posted 1366 consecutive days (with help from Jared and Joe, plus I cheated here and there to either get caught up or get ahead of things, but at least one post a day, every day.)
  • 3) We cracked a half a million visits recently and now stand somewhere around 500,875 unique visits.
HALF A MILLION! That's crazy! Thanks to EVERY ONE OF YOU who visit here... now if I could just get you all to comment! (Yeah, I realize that 200,000 of those hits are probably just me refreshing to see if anyone commented, but still!)

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Monday, July 06, 2009

ETERNAL MOONWALK!


OK, I thought this was a pretty cool tribute to recently-deceased pop superstar Michael Jackson... ETERNAL MOONWALK!

I love it! Go ahead and submit yours!

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

The Japanese have the coolest toys

Or at least the biggest! Check this article out! Or maybe just watch this:



Too cool. My son Maxwell almost passed out when he saw this! Thanks for the link, Jeremy!

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

It doesn't get any more American than this

The Star Spangled Banner played on a Louisville Slugger:



Happy 233rd birthday, United States of America!

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Friday, July 03, 2009

Rubik's Cubism

Check this out:



There are so many creative people on the internet, aren't there?

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Video footage found in Rebel Alliance recorder



You're welcome.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Coming soon

Next Wednesday (July 8th) we will be receiving one of the cool promotional BLACK LANTERN RINGS! Come on in and check it out:


Then get your ring FREE with the purchase of BLACKEST NIGHT #1, slated to ship on July 15th! I love cool giveaways like this! Thanks DC Comics!

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