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, February 28, 2010

LAST CHANCE TO SCORE BACK ISSUES FOR A BUCK


There's still time to partake of Comix Connection's 22nd Anniversary Sale and fill your boxes with One Dollar Back Issues!

That's right, all day today (Noon to 5PM) at both locations

ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS are a paltry ONE DOLLAR EACH!

Get in today and stock up on the bargains! Free cardboard box with large purchase!

And THANKS EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU FOR 22 GREAT YEARS of comical funnybook goodness! We really really appreciate it! THANKS.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

TODAY AND SUNDAY!


It's
COMIX CONNECTION'S
22nd ANNIVERSARY SALE!

ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS ARE

ONE DOLLAR EACH!

ALL DAY!
BOTH DAYS!


Ah, to be 22 years old again...

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Friday, February 26, 2010

This is cool


Longtime fan John-Paul Checkett recently had an article published in the magazine VAN HELSING'S JOURNAL. That in itself is pretty cool, but check this out: the article in question is up for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award! Check it out HERE! Scroll down to the "Best Magazine Article" category, and if you feel like voting, go right ahead!

Congrats, very cool John-Paul and best of luck!

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lightning strikes again

Holy mackerel!


Detective Comics #27 (DC, 1939) CGC VF 8.0 Off-white to white pages
Sold for: $1,075,500.00

Detective Comics was what gave the company now known as DC its name, and was innovative as a single-theme comic in a day when a variety of features was the norm. But up to this point in the series' run this anthology title was fairly unremarkable except for some striking covers. Of course, those early issues are fervently sought after today, but the interiors were populated by the fairly standard likes of Slam Bradley and Speed Saunders, nothing a kid would go out of his way to ask a newsdealer for.

Read about it HERE!

No we don't have any copies. If we did I wouldn't be sitting here in front of this stupid computer, lemme tell ya. Man, talk about recession-proof!

(Thanks to alert reader Mike Bollinger for the tip!)

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What are you doing this weekend?


Playing chess on a roller coaster? I don't think so.

How about this:

The Comix Connection 22nd Birthday Sale is this weekend, Saturday February 27th and Sunday February 28th!

ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS ARE ONE MEASLY DOLLAR EACH!

Free leftover Diamond Comics packing box with every large purchase!

So come on in and grab a pile of good reading for a few bucks! Help us lighten the load at Comix Connection - York before the Big Move! (We're figuring the second week of March or so, depending on the speed of the construction guys. We'll be located beside the GameStop up at the other end of the Mall, in case you weren't aware!)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Manager Jared's Weekly Matchup Poll #22

A day late but just in time!

Lets get to it!

Black Panther Abilities: Superhumanly acute senses, peak of human physical capabilities, Genius level intellect, skilled combatant/acrobat/gymnast and hunter/tracker. Vibranium uniform, boots and equipment. Retractable anti-metal claws.
Ebony Blade.

Deathstroke Abilities: Enhanced physical and mental attributes, regenerative healing factor, expert martial artist, skilled armed/unarmed combatant, master tactician and strategist, access to hi-tech equipment, skillful manipulation.




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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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

One Million dollars



“It’s the single most important event in comic book history,” adds ComicConnect.com co-owner and COO, Vincent Zurzolo.

Well, it's finally come to this: An 8.0 copy of ACTION COMICS #1 featuring the first appearance of Superman has sold at auction for $1,000,000! Read all about it HERE! Guess I'll dig out my five copies I've been sitting on all these years. But of course I kid. Anyway, I would say that comic book collecting is doing pretty well as a hobby, even during these tough times. (This still doesn't explain that NEW MUTANTS #98 that just sold for $12,250.00!)

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Monday, February 22, 2010

A bit of fun


Go HERE to make your own! Be nice.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Have I ever told you all how much

I love ANTEATERS?



Well, I do.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Computer Virus Removal Attempt Day 2


= A Waste of Precious Life Force

Luckily SuperNed appeared and whisked the problem PC away before I had a chance to do this:



Ned did promise me that if he couldn't get rid of the pesky malware on the Mechanicsburg computer that I can take my 9-iron to it, so I have that to look forward to. Fingers crossed one way or another.

(Oh, and which Circle of Hell are hackers consigned to?)

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Not this weekend, but NEXT!


Don't forget the big gala Comix Connection 22nd Anniversay Sale that is happening NEXT WEEKEND!

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27th
and SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28th
ALL BIN COMICS
ONE DOLLAR EACH
BOTH LOCATIONS
WHILE THEY LAST!


Help us drain down the back issues in the York store so that we don't have to schlep them through the mall during our upcoming move!

And of course, there is always the possibility of cake.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

COMIX CONNECTION - YORK IS MOVING UPDATE #1


Well, due to scheduling a bit of construction, we will not be moving Comix Connection - York until the beginning of March. That actually gives us more time to get things squared away, like installing the Koi Pond and the escalators. Stop by the soon-to-be-old location and get your complimentary cup of Comix Connection Roof Water™. Thanks in advance for your patience during the transition. Jared and Jim will keep things squared away!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

COMIX CONNECTION - YORK IS MOVING!


You've probably noticed the roof leaks at Comix Connection - York over the last month or so! It doesn't look like they're going anywhere but Comix Connection is!


COMIX CONNECTION - YORK IS RELOCATING WITHIN THE WEST MANCHESTER MALL! WE ARE MOVING TO THE SPACE RIGHT BESIDE GAMESTOP UP AT THE THEATER END OF THE MALL!


This will probably happen within the next week or so... don't be surprised when you show up at the old location and there's nothing there but Jared's sandwich and Jim's Mountain Dew can and a sign telling you that we

ARE MOVING TO THE SPACE BETWEEN GAMESTOP AND THE BON TON AT THE OTHER END OF THE MALL!



We will continue to be Central Pennsylvania's Ultra-Hip Pop Culture Mecca, so come on in and check us out!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Manager Jared's Weekly Matchup Poll #21

Back to the big boys! Ones an android and ones a martian. So, who wins? Matian or Android?

Character's Abilities:

Vision: Density and mass control (ranging from a massively strong invulnerability to a weightless, ghostly intangibility) Utilizes phasing into objects/beings then solidifying as a means of molecular disruption (causing pain/damage or death/destruction)Flight, Solar energy projection (via eyes and solar jewel on forehead) Computer/IT network interfacing, Superhuman strength, intelligence, reflexes, senses as an artificial being/android. Capable of self repair and regeneration as an artificial being/andoid.


Martian Manhunter: Superhuman strength, speed, durability, longevity, stamina, invisibility, intangibility, senses, intellegence, regeneration, flight. Telepathy, Molecular manipulation, Martian vision.



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, February 15, 2010

THE WINNAHS!


Last Friday we sprung a SPECIAL SURPRISE FIFTY DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE DRAWING on the unsuspecting public at both locations for those brave souls who emerged from their snowed-in burrows and, ignoring whether or not they saw any shadows or other such malarky, came in to Comix Connection to pick up some comical funnybook goodness. We now have the winners of the drawing and each winner will receive a FIFTY DOLLAR COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CERTIFICATE good on ANYTHING in the stores (no cash back, sorry)!

Comix Connection - York winner - > Steve Stough

Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg winner - > Gabbi England


Come on in and claim your prizes, winners!

The rest of you: Don't forget, the Comix Connection 22nd Anniversary Sale is coming up soon...

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27th
and SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28th
ALL BIN COMICS ONE DOLLAR EACH
WHILE THEY LAST!


See, you ALL win!

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

This is a mosquito being killed by a laser

Behold:



Found on the Gizmodo website (which all you wanna-be superheroes and villains should be constantly checking out for all the neat stuff found there), via Metafilter.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tired of mashing 14 buttons to play a video game?


Then try One Button Bob!

I especially like the Commodore-64 opening screen... good times.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

This just makes my head hurt


What is believed to be a record price for a Copper Age comic book, a CGC certified 9.9 copy of New Mutants #98, featuring the first appearance of Deadpool, sold for a whopping $12,250 in Pedigree Comics' recent Grand Auction, which ended on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.


Read the article on ComicsPriceGuide.com.

That's just plumb CRAZY. I mean Deadpool's cool and everything, but $12,250.00?

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

SPECIAL COMIX CONNECTION CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!


Shake off that cabin fever and come visit us from NOW until 5PM Sunday, make a purchase and you're automatically entered to win a FIFTY DOLLAR COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CERTIFICATE! Shovel that driveway, warm up the Ferrari and come on in!


1) Make a purchase, fill out an entry blank
2) One entry per person per day Thursday, February 11th through Sunday, February 14th
3) One FIFTY DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE given away at each Comix Connection location
4) Random drawing for the winners will be held Monday, February 15th!
5) Fifty Dollar Gift Certificate is good only for merchandise, no cash value!

Stop by TODAY! And tomorrow! And Saturday! And Sunday!


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COMIX CONNECTION IS OPEN NORMAL HOURS TODAY!


WOOOO HOOOOOOOO!



Come and get 'em! We're OPEN!


Thanks for your patience everybody!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

COMIX CONNECTION IS CLOSED TODAY!



ATTENTION: BOTH COMIX CONNECTION STORES ARE CLOSED TODAY DUE TO THE ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF FROZEN PRECIPITATE BLANKETING THE REGION! DO NOT COME IN, WE ARE NOT THERE! STAY TUNED FOR TOMORROW'S STATUS!

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Even more snow in the forecast


As I'm sure you all know, more snow is forecast for the Central Pennsylvania region today through Thursday. And as I'm sure you all know, Comix Connection receives it's weekly comics and stuff on Wednesdays. You see where I'm going with this, right? We're not positive we'll be operating normally tomorrow due to the weather, so you may want to call in before firing up the Snowcat. We'll try to keep everyone updated, but realize that I am the website guy and I might have my hands full. Fingers crossed!


Oh and here's the NOAA website for all your winter storm tracking needs!

Manager Jared's Weekly Matchup Poll #20

So we reached Weekly Matchup Poll #20 and that means we have a "Just for Fun" bout on our hands!

Furry creatures abound as we pit a chipmunk and a raccoon against each other!

Rocket Raccoon's Abilities: Master tactician and field commander. Expert marksman.

Ch'p Abilities: Green Power Ring.

Rocket Raccoon will be driving a truck and Ch'p will have a bag of garbage! Big weaknesses for both characters.



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, February 08, 2010

Looking Forward to Looking Back, Vol. 15

Holy Katz N Jammerkids! It's been a couple weeks now since I've had a chance to do a new post! In my posting absence though, I decided I would work these posts in a direction other than merely relaying information on what classic comic material is available, but I wish to also discuss why the availability of this classic comic material is important as many of you visiting our site may have no experience with the material I cover. And that's okay. Many readers may have no interest in these old comics and strips at all, which is also fine. But... if you're really interested in comics and in where comics as an art form are going then you really should take time to read and learn a bit about where the comics have been and how the medium of comics has progressed and become this thing we know it to be today.


The actress, Lauren Bacall, once said of old movies that "only when you've seen a movie does it make a film an old movie. If you've never seen or tried a classic film, then it's still a "new" movie. I not only agree with her, but I think the notion can be applied quite easily to "old comics" too. In every volume I've allowed myself to discover of books such as Little Nemo or Krazy Kat or Bringing Up Father, I have found an experience that was not only enjoyable but the material was fresh and new! After all, I didn't grow up in the early 1900s, the Teens, or the Twenties, but the comic strips from those days are vastly appealing as the gags and the comedy is still intact, the artwork is just as spirited and often mesmerising, and I often learn something of not only this art form's past but the past of us as a collective people and nation. Just the same, I didn't grow up reading the adventure comics or strips of the Thirties, Forties, or Fifties, but I admire the art, the storytelling, and the heroism those stories had to offer readers. These works are now considered timeless because their best qualities remain intact for readers today. I find the material in these books is gratifying for the cost, I appreciate the restoration efforts that go into them, and I also like to think in some way I am helping to preserve the early days of an art form that has survived long enough to now have a history. A history that deserves to be explored. Fortunately, for us modern readers that exploration is possible with all of the various reprint efforts by publishers today.


So in the weeks ahead, I'm going to endeavour to cover a lot of comic ground and spotlight artists and strips and comics that deserve your attetnion, or if you're already familiar with them, maybe then a second look. There have been substantial efforts in the last twenty plus years to bring comic readers a selection of the best that the early days of this medium had to offer, but for these efforts to continually thrive these works need exposure to new readers and not just us who already appreciate the look back.

Stay Tuned! Comix Connection Counter Monkey Joe's updates on new collections and look back at comics appreciation begins next Monday!

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

We survived DEATHSTORM 2010

Yes, we're OPEN today at both stores! C'mon in!




And, no we do not trade comic books for surplus milk, bread or eggs.

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Saturday, February 06, 2010

COMIX CONNECTION IS CLOSED FOR THE DAY!



Sorry, folks but both Comix Connection stores are closed today! It's just too crazy out there with no signs of letting up for several more hours. Check with us tomorrow, we'll see what happens. Why don't you spend the day getting your collection in order? Or not. Whatever. Just don't come here.

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Friday, February 05, 2010

New Artist Jam site


Check THIS SITE out!


It's COMICTWART! Artist Mike Hawthorne and a slew of other artists including Francesco Francavilla, Declan Shalvey, Tom Fowler, Mitch Breitweiser, Patrick Stiles, Ramón Pérez, Steve Bryant, Mitch Gerads, Ron Salas, Andy Kuhn, Dan McDaid, Evan "Doc" Shaner, Urban Barbarian, Chris Samnee, and Nathan Fairbairn have set themselves a weekly task: to all render a drawing of the same character. So fa they've done Zorro, the Rocketeer and Torpedo 1936 (Luca Torelli). Go check out all the amazing drawings in many different styles. Kepp it up guys, it's very entertaining!

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Post Number 1701


This is post #1701, so it should be about STAR TREK, but it's not.

With the imminent approach of DEATHSTORM 2010, I give you THIS, a link to a website with pictures of Calvin's wildest snowmen ideas made into reality! pretty cool, eh?


If any of you guys make something like these, SEND ME YOUR PICTURES! I will post them here and send a bit of store credit your way. Bonus points if you work one of our shirts into the display.

(Hat tip to Rich Spidle for the link!)

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Just STOP


I thought THIS was a nice piece of internet fluff.

Other than that, I got nuttin'.

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Our 22nd Birthday Sale!

ANNOUNCING:


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27th

and SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28th


ALL BIN COMICS ONE DOLLAR EACH

WHILE THEY LAST!

BE THERE OR BE SOMETHING THAT RHYMES WITH "AIR"

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Manager Jared's Weekly Matchup Poll #19

So...who would win? They both fight real good and they have weapons!




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, February 01, 2010

A few words from Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson!


This might be the first time CALVIN & HOBBES creator Bill Watterson has spoken to the press in fifteen years!

I think some of the reason "Calvin and Hobbes" still finds an audience today is because I chose not to run the wheels off it.

I've never regretted stopping when I did.

Read the entire brief article HERE!

I'm always glad he created what he created. CALVIN & HOBBES is still one of the best newspaper comic strips EVER.

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