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Monday, November 30, 2009

Looking Forward to Looking Back, Vol. 8

Here I am with a late edition this week of all things classic in comics, and so that it doesn't get any later on this last Monday in November I'm just going to spotlight two collected editions from DC Comics that I'm jazzed to see on the schedule for next year!

First up, DC will finally release a new book in their Crisis on Multiple Earths series! If you ever wanted to read the classic "Crisis Crossover" adventures of the Justice League of America, these are the books for you. This series has reprinted everything from the League's very first meeting of their Golden Age predecessors, the Justice Society of America(Earth Two), a search across time to find the Seven Soldiers of Victory, meeting the Freedom Fighters of Earth-X, meeting Captain Marvel and the heroes of Earth-S, and a time-crossed team-up with the Legion of Super-Heroes! Not a bad bunch of adventures, eh? DC states that this new volume will feature the Justice League of America and the Justice Society of America "encountering the some of DC's war and western characters, including Jonah Hex and Enemy Ace. Then, the teams must find the traitor within their own ranks. And finally, the JLA and JSA join forces with The New Gods to stop the evil might of Darkseid." This collection will run 176 pages and is due to arrive in the spring of 2010.

The last item I have tonight is word that DC Comics' defunct plans to publish a Showcase Presents Great Disasters volume featuring the Atomic Knights has shifted to a plan to release to these stories now as a hardcover collection in colour! If you've never read these tales before DC describes the series as such:

"Originally presented at the height of the Cold War, the adventures of the Atomic Knights begin in 1986, after the U.S. has been devastated by a "hydrogen war." The survivors were protected by Sgt. Gardner Grayle and his band of Atomic Knights, who wore suits of armor that had been treated with radiation, rendering them impervious to futuristic threats. The Knights traveled the country, helping citizens rebuild their lives while battling menaces including the would-be tyrant the Black Baron, the cavemen of New York, giant mutant plants and more."

This collection will also arrive in stores this spring.

Well, that's all for this edition!

Until next time...

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

This weeks comics


will be shipping ONE DAY LATE, on Thursday December 3rd. please adjust your schedules accordingly!

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

PLAY ASTEROIDS!


Arguably the best arcade video game, debuting in 1979, Ned and I wasted a lot of quarters in this thing when we both worked at Pizza Hut in 1980. Behold the glorious simplicity of ASTEROIDS!

This emulator is the closest thing to the real thing I've seen. CLICK HERE and play!

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Friday, November 27, 2009

BLACK FRIDAY IS UPON US!



COME TO US, ALL YOU ZOMBIE SHOPPERS! COME AND PARTAKE OF THE AWESOME COMIX CONNECTION BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

SIX HOURS ONLY!

On Black Friday, November 27th 2009
at both Comix Connection-York and Comix Connection-Mechanicsburg
from 6:00 AM UNTIL 12:00 NOON

EVERYTHING IN BOTH STORES WILL BE

BUY TWO OF ANYTHING IN STOCK, GET ONE ITEM
(of equal or lesser value)
ABSOLUTELY FREE!*


(*DOES NOT INCLUDE NEW COMICS/UNBAGGED COMICS or GIFT CARDS! This sale cannot be combined with any other sales offers, discounts or coupons!)

*Buy a T-shirt for $19.95 and a graphic novel for $18.95, get an $18.95 action figure ABSOLUTELY FREE!

*Buy a statue for $49.95, a Marvel Masterwork for $49.95, get a $45.00 board game ABSOLUTELY FREE!

*Buy a Marvel Collectible Figure for $12.99, a Super-hero Pub Glass for $11.99, get a $7.99 bag of 100 Modern Size Comic Bags ABSOLUTELY FREE!

BUY AS MANY ITEMS AT THE "BUY TWO GET ONE FREE" RATE AS YOU WANT!
HOWEVER YOU WANT TO MIX AND MATCH STUFF IS OK WITH US! JUST COME ON OUT AND GRAB SOME BARGAINS!

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day!



Rub-a-dub-dub, time to grub!

Favorite Thanksgiving foods: Mr Tom himself of course, Mamaw's oyster stuffing, Oma's creamed onions and pumpkin pie! Ooh, and mulled cider.

Worst Thanksgiving food: that weird cranberry/orange relish stuff. Yeesh. Can't even pass that junk off on the dog.

SEE YOU ALL BETWEEN 6AM AND NOON FOR THE AWESOME COMIX CONNECTION BLACK FRIDAY BUY-TWO-GET-ONE-FREE SALE!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Happenings


1) Comix Connection is CLOSED this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day! We will be eating our fill of goodies so that we have lots of energy for

2) THE AWESOME COMIX CONNECTION BLACK FRIDAY SALE:

SIX HOURS ONLY!

On Black Friday, November 27th 2009
at both Comix Connection-York and Comix Connection-Mechanicsburg
from 6:00 AM UNTIL 12:00 NOON

EVERYTHING IN BOTH STORES WILL BE

BUY TWO OF ANYTHING IN STOCK, GET ONE ITEM
(of equal or lesser value)
ABSOLUTELY FREE!*


(*DOES NOT INCLUDE NEW COMICS/UNBAGGED COMICS or GIFT CARDS! This sale cannot be combined with any other sales offers, discounts or coupons!)
(More info HERE!)

Buy a T-shirt for $19.95 and a graphic novel for $18.95, get an $18.95 action figure ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Buy a statue for $49.95, a Marvel Masterwork for $49.95, get a $45.00 board game ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Buy a Marvel Collectible Figure for $12.99, a Super-hero Pub Glass for $11.99, get a $7.99 bag of 100 Modern Size Comic Bags ABSOLUTELY FREE!

BUY AS MANY ITEMS AT THE "BUY TWO GET ONE FREE" RATE AS YOU WANT!
HOWEVER YOU WANT TO MIX AND MATCH STUFF IS OK WITH US! JUST COME ON OUT AND GRAB SOME BARGAINS!


and finally

3) DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY (all UPS deliveries are pushed back one day), NEXT WEEK'S COMICS WILL NOT BE IN UNTIL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3rd! Adjust your schedules accordingly!

See you all at 6AM on Friday for the big sale! I'll be the one in the bathrobe chewing on handfuls of coffee beans.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Manager Jared's Weekly Matchup Poll #10

So we're back with a special "Just For Fun!" match-up. The ladies fighting today have no powers, although they appear to age backwards since Aunt May was 90 when she was introduced and is now a ripe 70? To mix things up a little the two women will be given weapons to extend their reach and give them a little power behind their jabs! Aunt May, Peter Parker's lovely adoptive aunt, comes holding a frying pan. While Clark Kent's adoptive mother comes with a rolling pin.

Super-Mom VS. Spider-Aunt!



Don't forget to tell us why you voted the way you did in the comments section! Its easy, free, and commitment free!

(Descriptions of characters powers retrieved from Wikipedia.)

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Looking Forward to Looking Back, Vol. 7

It's that time again for yours truly to ramble on about upcoming collected editions of comics of a more classic variety! Hopefully there's something here that catches your interest!

First up, if you fancy more Nancy, the second volume of artist John Stanley's work will see release in summer of 2010. Canadian indie cartoonist Seth who has been doing a wonderful job designing the covers for the John Stanley series of reprints and Drawn & Quarterly (publisher) is offering a sneak peak of the new cover on their website. For your convenience I'm featuring it here. There's also a second volume of Melvin the Monster on the way and that listing will be the new Previews that arrives this Wednesday, Nov. 25th.

IDW will be adding to its output of classic comic strip reprints with some exciting new offerings for next year! Coming in August 2010, IDW Publishing through its imprint, the Library of American Comics, "will launch a new oversized hardcover series with what historians and critics consider one of the essential masterpieces of comics strip art, Cliff Sterrett’s Polly and Her Pals." Polly and Her Pals: Complete Sunday Comics, 1925-1927, will be a 176 page hard cover “Champagne edition” reproducing every one of Sterrett’s dynamic full-color Sunday pages from those years, in an extra large 12″ x 16″ format so that each can be fully appreciated.

Debuting 1912, Polly and Her Pals was one of the first “pretty girl” strips, but it was in 1925 that Sterrett’s magnificent Sunday pages entered their peak period, as he developed a style with distinctive surreal perspectives, abstract backgrounds and bold, vibrant use of color. Art Spiegelman has written, “Polly and Her Pals is a glorious composition… a happy pop synthesis of Art Deco, Futurism, Surrealism, Dada, and Pure Cartoon.”

“Some strips, such as Polly, need to be seen large,” says Dean Mullaney, Creative Director of the Library of American Comics. “We’ve created the oversized Champagne Edition format specifically for these Sunday pages.”

Another exciting strip that's getting the proper collected treatment from IDW next year is Secret Agent: X-9. This strip was begun by writer Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man) and artist Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon, Rip Kirby). Syndicated by King Features, Secret Agent x-9 ran from January 22, 1934 until February 10, 1996, but Hammett and Raymond moved on early from the strip and from 1937 on the strip was continued by an assortment of other talents. It is largely for that reason IDW has decided to focus their reprints on the strips from 1967 to 1980, for in these years, the strip thrived with the most noteworthy team of creators it had since its inception. These were the years written by Archie Goodwin and drawn by Al Williamson, who together also collaborated on the Star Wars comic strip, The Bounty Hunter of Ord Mantell, and their partnership continued until that strip's end final in 1984.


IDW sees Al Williamson's work on Secret Agent Corrigan as "one of the artistic highlights in the history of the American comic strip". Further stating "Williamson's delicate line-work, coupled with a style both realistic and atmospheric, enhanced the no-nonsense story of Corrigan". I think if you keep an eye out for this collection when it arrives, you'll firmly agree!

And speaking of delicate line work and realistic style, Williamson's idol, Alex Raymond, had an incredible example of his prowess as an artist arrive in our store last week, with the release of IDW's Rip Kirby Volume One collection. I've spent more than a few nights now poring over this book, and Raymond's work is stunning. The expression, "they don't make them like this anymore", comes to mind viewing his work and one look at this book will immediately explain why I feel this way. This level of draftsmanship is missing in comic strips today and there's only a handful of comic artists that bring this quality of line, style, and realism to their work. Raymond's art is a joy to behold, and this is one very classy strip. If you're a fan of his work the forward on Raymond alone might be worth the price of admission. I highly recommend it! The second volume is due in March 2010.

The last fun thing I'd like to point out this week references a post I did some time ago about comic artist contributions to that superb purveyor of films, the Criterion Collection, who are dedicated to gathering the greatest works of classic and contemporary, foreign and arthouse cinema on DVD. This time they too have tapped the design sensibilities of Seth for the cover for their upcoming release of Leo McCarey’s masterpiece, "Make Way for Tomorrow"(1937), "an enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap". This film is number 505 in the collection and will be available in February 2010.

Well, that's that for this week!

Until next time...

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sick day


Luckily it's not Hamthrax.

Here's some tips on calling in sick to work.

Or if you're super lazy, there's THIS.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

PRESENTING THE SOON-TO-BE-LEGENDARY COMIX CONNECTION BLACK FRIDAY EARLY-BIRD SALE!






ANNOUNCING COMIX CONNECTION'S
SPECTACULAR BLACK FRIDAY EARLY BIRD
GET-YOUR-HOLIDAY-SHOPPING-OUT-OF-THE-WAY-BY-NOON SALE!

SIX HOURS ONLY!

On Black Friday, November 27th 2009
at both Comix Connection-York and Comix Connection-Mechanicsburg
from 6:00 AM UNTIL 12:00 NOON

EVERYTHING IN BOTH STORES WILL BE

BUY TWO OF ANYTHING IN STOCK, GET ONE ITEM
(of equal or lesser value)
ABSOLUTELY FREE!*

(*DOES NOT INCLUDE NEW COMICS/UNBAGGED COMICS or GIFT CARDS! This sale cannot be combined with any other sales offers, discounts or coupons!)

That's right, ALL books, graphic novels, collected editions, T-shirts, toys, trading cards, collector supplies, posters, statues, busts, lead figures, pub glasses, board games, back issues, nearly EVERYTHING will be


BUY TWO, GET ONE
(of equal or lesser value)
ABSOLUTELY FREE!*

(*DOES NOT INCLUDE NEW COMICS/UNBAGGED COMICS or GIFT CARDS! This sale cannot be combined with any other sales offers, discounts or coupons!)

Get your favorite fanboy or fangirl's shopping done early this year! Take advantage of Comix Connection's Spectacular Black Friday Early Bird Sale!

SEE YOU THERE!






Bring coffee.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

The Art of Disney Animation


I recently ran across this amazing site of pre-production art for most of Disney's classic animated films... click HERE and browse to your heart's content.


Wonderful stuff - just an incredible wealth of material...


Go waste a couple of hours!

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

STAND BY FOR URGENT INFORMATION

We hope to see you all on Black Friday, because we've got a great big sale coming!

Here's the only information we can give out at this point:

BOTH STORES WILL BE RUNNING A SPECIAL BLACK FRIDAY EARLY BIRD SALE on Friday, November 27th from 6:00 AM UNTIL 12:00 NOON!

What will be the sale? You'll all find out very soon. STAY TUNED! Information will be released shortly via this website, via our sporadic-ish direct emailing (sign up at the bottom right side of this page in the "Email Aces" box), and via FACEBOOK! You are a fan of us on Facebook aren't you? Join today!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

NEW BLACKEST NIGHT RINGS!

These just came in today, the BLUE and VIOLET rings from the BLACKEST NIGHT story!

Buy this:

ADVENTURE COMICS #4

GET A BLUE RING absolutely FREE!

And buy this:

OUTSIDERS #24

GET A VIOLET RING absolutely FREE!


(Hand-modeling provided by Counter Monkey Josh, who has spectacular hands by the way!)


OH, AND THIS IS THE COOLEST THING THAT SHIPPED THIS WEEK:



The folks at Eaglemoss have really outdone themselves with this amazing hand-painted miniature figure. Only $38.99 while they last!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Manager Jared's Weekly Matchup Poll #9

AS THE POLLS CLOSE...A QUICK NOTE BEFORE YOU VOTE! THE RESULTS SO FAR: Superman beat out Sentry by a small margin 54%-46%
Batman (Grayson) Trounced Captain America (Bucky) 65%-35%
Wonder Woman edged out Invisible Woman 57%-43%
Namor the Sub-Mariner destroyed Aquaman with the biggest difference since the polls began 76%-23%!


I'll continue to update each month, the winners and we will see them all again in the finals!

Someone alert the local morgue because there may be a stack of bodies piling up as these two make their way to the arena! One things for sure, neither of them will die for good, but which one will submit by necessity when they don't have legs or arms left?

It's bound to be one of the bloodiest battles we will ponder!

The contender's abilities:

Lobo: Superhuman sense of smell, strength, stamina, and durability. Regenerative
healing factor. Immortality Genius level intellect.

Wolverine: Regenerative healing factor. Superhuman senses, strength, agility, stamina, reflexes and longevity. Adamantium-laced skeletal structure with retractable claws. Expert martial artist.

So without further ado...



NEXT WEEK COME BACK FOR THE FIRST "JUST FOR FUN" BATTLE!!!

Don't forget to tell us why you voted the way you did in the comments section! Its easy, free, and commitment free!

(Descriptions of characters powers retrieved from Wikipedia.)

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Monday, November 16, 2009

I don't know much about art, but I know what I like

And what I like is...

VELVET PAINTINGS OF SCIENCE-FICTION ICONS!

Behold:


Simply breathtaking.


Absolutely amazing. Art you can FEEL!

CLICK HERE for more!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

For your perusal


A List of animals with fraudulent diplomas. CLICK HERE.

Oreo Collins

Oreo C. Collins (born circa 2007) is a tuxedo cat who gained notoriety when she received a diploma from Jefferson High School Online in 2009, although her age was misrepresented in order to qualify. The sting was an investigative operation by the Better Business Bureau of Central Georgia, which is headed by Kelvin Collins, Oreo's owner.


See, it's easy to get a (fake) education! Even a cat can do it!

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

BLACKEST NIGHT ORANGE & INDIGO RINGS ARRIVE!

That's right! Comix Connection has just received the BLACKEST NIGHT Orange (Avarice) and Indigo (Compassion) power rings!

Buy this:


GET THIS FREE:



And buy this:


GET THIS FREE:



COMING NEXT WEDNESDAY: Buy ADVENTURE COMICS #4, get the BLUE (Hope) ring FREE; buy OUTSIDERS #24, get the VIOLET (Love) ring FREE!

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Have you seen these yet?

Imported from the UK and brought all the way to Comix Connection are these amazingly-detailed hand-painted statuettes of all your favorite STAR WARS STARSHIPS and VEHICLES! Behold:


"This amazing collection includes the most authentic models of starships and vehicles, cast in metal with plastic trim parts and accurate hand-painted details. Specialist model-makers have helped to craft faithful reproductions of the ships and machines from the movies, including superbly modeled details of all the parts. Each one is a work of art and a collector's item to treasure.


Each model comes with a superbly illustrated magazine that tells you the story of the vehicle and its pilot or driver, and gives full technical specifications. You'll also find out about the other fascinating craft from the expanded universe of the Star Wars novels and animations, plus the inside story of the making of the films."


The first four have arrived: X-WING FIGHTER, MILLENNIUM FALCON, NABOO ROYAL CRUISER, GENERAL GREVIOUS' WHEEL BIKE , with many more in the series to come! Each comes with its own display box with a photographic backdrop!


Come on in and check them out! A must for Star Wars fans!

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Prepare yourself for the best Black Friday EVER!


We really hope you all will be out and about on Black Friday, because we've got something big cooking! Here's the only information we can give out at this point: BOTH STORES WILL BE RUNNING A SPECIAL BLACK FRIDAY EARLY BIRD SALE on Friday, November 27th from 6:00 AM UNTIL 12:00 NOON! What will be the sale? That would be telling.




Stay tuned for more information via this blog, via our direct emailing (you can sign up on the right-hand side of this page near the bottom there in the "Email Aces" box), or by becoming a fan of Comix Connection on Facebook! Get in the know!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

For all we have today, thank a veteran




You honor us with your sacrifices.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Manager Jared's Weekly Matchup Poll #8

Battle of the gadget-y, mystical scarab finders! Which character has better gadgets and the use of those gadgets? Who is smarter? Who has what it takes to eliminate the other?

The contender's histories:

Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)- Genius intellect, capable hand-to-hand combatant, stealthy acrobat, high tech equipment.

Moon Knight- Superb athlete and martial artist,enhanced strength derived from the phases of the moon, resistance to some psychic assaults, high tech equipment.

SO, WHO WOULD WIN IN A FIGHT, Blue Beetle OR Moon Knight?



Don't forget to tell us why you voted the way you did in the comments section! Its easy, free, and commitment free!

(Descriptions of characters powers retrieved from Wikipedia.)

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Looking Forward to Looking Back Vol. 6

Well, here I am with a look at some classic reprint collections being offered in the current November Previews Catalog. These are items that are mostly shipping in January 2010 plus some items that are advance solicited for the spring of 2010.

Starting with Dark Horse Comics' listing there are two new hardcovers offerings, the Turok, Son of Stone Archives Volume 5 and Tarzan Archives, the Jesse Marsh Years Volume 5. I have really been enjoying both of these series. Oddly enough there's plenty of jungle adventure and dinosaur fighting awaits in these two books considering Tarzan sees as much dinosaur fighting as Turok! Fun stuff!

Onto DC Comics now and they've got a variety of classic material offered in Previews. First up, there's a new Joe Simon and Jack Kirby collection! This time DC is reprinting their work together on The Newsboy Legion. These stories from Star-Spangled Comics(1942-1944) have never been assembled into a collection like this before, and I for one think it's about time! This scrappy gang of gutter-snipes from Suicide Slum utilised their own independent newspaper to challenge crooked politicians and slum lords and even Nazi fifth columnists along side their adult hero The Guardian. They were like the Dead End Kids or the Bowery Boys of the comics of their day, only involved in less criminal mischief, and I'm mighty glad to see them offered like this for today's readers. It should be a nice book!

DC's other offerings include Showcase Presents: Secrets of Sinister House TP which is a nice one and done collection of classic gothic horror/romance from the early seventies. Also offered is Wonder Woman Archives Vol 6! It's always great to see DC offering a new Archive! Bravo!

Marvel Comics has some nice books as always with a little something for everyone in their listings. For the dedicated Iron Man fans there's Iron Man Omnibus Vol 2! This massive tome gives you Tales of Suspense #84-99, Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1, and Iron Man #1-25 all in one beautiful volume! These omnibus books carry quite a price tag($99.99), but her you get every story, every letters page, and a great wealth of extra bonus material that even the mighty Marvel Masterworks volumes don't see! And speak of the devil, there's a Masterworks offering too! This time Inhumans Volume 2 is the choice for the month and it follows hot on the heels of the release last month of Inhumans Volume 1 and it completes Marvel's efforts to collect and release all of their classic appearances! Two handsome volumes of work and you've got them all! Is that nice or what? The softcover Masterwork for the month is Fantastic Four Volume 3 reprinting FF #21-30 which is a grand bunch of issues full of Marvel Universe guests and villains galore! Essential buyers should note there's an Avengers Volume 7 TP listed reprinting Avengers #141-163, Annual #6, and Super-Villain Team-Up #9! I love this period of Avengers as they went up against Kang, The Serpent Crown, and were caught up in the drama of civil wars which erupted in both Atlantis and in Latveria! They had their hands full during this period and the action in this comic just seemed to get bigger and bigger! Other notable collected editions from Marvel include Excalibur Visionaries Alan Davis Volume 2 TP, Hulk Visionaries Vol. 7 TP, and a reprint of Daredevil: Born Again now in softcover. Finally, two more recent classics get the premiere hardcover treatment: Avengers: World Trust, which was first arc of Avengers by super-star writer Geoff Johns just before his time on Green Lantern and his elevated status at DC! Also, score another collection for Iron Man fans with Iron Man: Deadly Solutions reprinting the first seven issues of Iron Man post Heroes Reborn as Kurt Busiek wrote a book good enough to make us readers forget all about teen Tony Stark! Thank you, Mr. Busiek!

Hermes Press has another classic reprint book delving into comics based on TV's fantastic worlds of Irwin Allen with the complete Land of the Giants Archive. This hardcover reprints the entire Gold Key series plus essays, photos, production art, blueprints, and many, many more wonderful extras! Classic TV fans should also note their reprints of other comics of Irwin Allen shows, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and the Time Tunnel, are available now, and I learned from their sales rep during a recent retailer summit that they're planning on releasing archive collections ofthe comics of Dan Curtis' gothic TV soap opera, Dark Shadows, in 2010 as well!

IDW has two wonderful books in Previews! The first is cartoonist Jack Kent's hilariously clever comic strip King Aroo, which is being collected now into hardcovers of every daily and Sunday strip from 1950-1952. Their second comic strip collection for the month goes back even further and reprints a surreal saga of George Herriman's Krazy & Ignatz in a very affordable hardcover! The hi-jinx begin when Krazy Kat discovers a bag marked “TIGER TEA” and brews an elixir that leads to all sorts of... well, kraziness!

Well, to make some attempt to keep this somewhat brief I'll wrap this up here! There's a number of great items that I could go on about but pick up a previews and check out the catalog for yourself! As always, if any of these books are of interest, just let us know at the shop. This month's orders are due back by this Saturday, November 14Th, but as you know being the nice folks that we are we even accept orders late.

Until next time...

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Shel Dorf, founder of the San Diego Comic-Con has passed away


I recently got this email from my old pal Charlie Roberts:

As many of you know, Shel Dorf the founder of Comic-Con International (formerly The San Diego Comic-Con), passed away on Tuesday November 3 after a lengthy illness. Shel's brother Michael Dorf has asked Shel's long time friend Michael Towry to set up the "Shel Dorf New Talent Encouragement Fund" in Shel's honor. Michael Towry, along with Richard Alf and several other young comic collectors, were part of the original convention committee and helped Shel with the first several Comic-cons. Richard Alf was Comic-con Chairman in 1971 and Michael was Comic-con Chairman in 1972. If any of you reading this ever went to the San Diego Comic-con/Comic Con International, enjoyed Shel's many columns over the years in "The Comic Buyer's Guide", read the "Steve Canyon" comic strip which Shel lettered for many years, or just plain love comics and the graphics medium this would be a great way to say "Thank You" and help a most worthwhile charity in the process.

Donations may be sent to:

Shel Dorf New Talent Encouragement Fund c/o
Michael Towry
PO Box 232497
San Diego, Ca 92193

You might also enjoy checking out Michael's excellent Shel Dorf Tribute website:

WWW.ShelDorfTribute.com

Thanks for your time and consideration. Respectfully, Charlie Roberts



Sounds like a great idea! Do what you can folks!

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