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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


The Labor Day holiday in America heralds the end of summer, the return to school and an obligation to drink beer and eat hotdogs with people to whom you are related.

From Wiki:

The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civil significance of the holiday.

Strangely enough, Comix Connection will be open for business all day and more importantly:

LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE at COMIX CONNECTION!

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4th, 10AM-9PM
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 5th, 12Noon-5PM
LABOR DAY, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6th, 10AM-9PM

ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS - $1.00 EACH!
ALL BACK ISSUES ON THE WALL - 35% OFF!
ALL 2/99¢ COMICS - 10¢ EACH!


As someone pointed out on our facebook page ("like" us today!), this is the largest discount we've ever offered on the old cool stuff on the walls, so grab the bargains while the sale is on!

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Another winner!


Here's Cam McMillion and his awe-inspiring pictures from International Read Comics In Public Day:



"Thought I'd do some reading while doing what I love."

Indeed. Great shots! Ask the Comix Connection Counter Monkeys for your swell coupon and thanks for the pics!

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Star Wars Graffiti!

STAR WARS GRAFFITI:


More Star Wars graffiti HERE!

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

BIG SALE, COME SOON

GIANT UNANNOUNCED (until now)

LABOR DAY SALE
at COMIX CONNECTION!


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4th, 10AM-9PM

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 5th, 12Noon-5PM

LABOR DAY, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6th, 10AM-9PM


ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS - $1.00 EACH!

ALL BACK ISSUES ON THE WALL - 35% OFF!

ALL 2/99¢ COMICS - 10¢ EACH!


NO POSSIBILITY OF CAKE!

CAN I STOP SHOUTING NOW?

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More Winners!

Here's pictures of more winners in Comix Connection's Read Comics In Public Day Contest:

JUST ADDED:



Joe Marks, Millersville, PA - Tell Jared to give you your coupon, Joe!

Elizabeth Pellegrini - Mechanicsburg


Jorge Burgos - Mechanicsburg


Michele Mixell - Mechanicsburg


Kevin Mack - Mechanicsburg


Amy Hill - Mechanicsburg


Mindy Maneri - Mechanicsburg


Nathan Hill - Mechanicsburg

Very cool, people!

If you took any pictures yesterday, send them in and we will give you a coupon for 25% OFF ANY ONE TRADE PAPERBACK, GRAPHIC NOVEL or COLLECTED EDITION of your choice! (One per person per lifetime, please.)

Please email your pictures to bill@comixconnection.com and I will post them here on the Comix Connection website and I will make sure you get your coupon! Time is running out!

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

FLAUNT YOUR COMIC PRIDE TODAY!

Today is INTERNATIONAL READ COMICS IN PUBLIC DAY!


And we have a contest going on:

TAKE A PICTURE OF YOURSELF READING A COMIC IN PUBLIC TODAY SATURDAY AUGUST 28th, and we will give you a coupon for 25% OFF ANY ONE TRADE PAPERBACK, GRAPHIC NOVEL or COLLECTED EDITION of your choice! (One per person per lifetime, please.)

Please email your pictures to bill@comixconnection.com and I will post them here on the Comix Connection website and I will make sure you get your coupon!

LET'S SEE THOSE PICTURES FOLKS! Include your name and which Comix Connection you frequent the most!

Here we go:
Lori Schaffner, Mechanicsburg


Robert Emery, Mechanicsburg

Here's a nice series from Makayla:



In front of the Chilly Dilly Truck...


Hit by a car (don't try this at home, kids!)...


At the York Emporium...

And finally, standing on the railroad tracks!

~Makayla S., York


Here's a few from Todd, who gets bonus points for wearing a VINTAGE Comix Connection T-shirt!

Fighting the huge line at an Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) concert...


Having that annoying General Layfayette reading over his shoulder...

And at a funeral. NICE!

Todd Sheffer, York

You all will get your fabulous discount coupon, just mention it to your Friendly Neighborhood Comix Connection Counter Monkey!

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Friday, August 27, 2010

The 11th ANNUAL BALTIMORE COMIC-CON is TOMORROW!


The best COMIC BOOK convention in the country is being held Saturday and Sunday in Charm City... THE BALTIMORE COMIC-CON! The GUEST LIST is insane! And there's a great article in the Baltimore Sun HERE!

This is the first year since it's inception that Comix Connection will not be represented at the Baltimore Comic-Con, and this makes us sad. Please feel free to walk around with one of our shirts on and pretend Bill is there to give you a dollar. In a Gap bag, same price. *sigh*

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Just go and watch this already

This Halloween will be absolutely DOMINATED by WALKING DEAD, one of the most awesome comics EVER. (CAUTION: Contains mild profanity and images that may disturb folks!)



Oh and AMC is making a TV series out of it too. HERE'S the linky.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

INTERNATIONAL READ COMICS IN PUBLIC DAY CONTEST!


THIS SATURDAY AUGUST 28th IS

INTERNATIONAL READ COMICS IN PUBLIC DAY!

Read all about it HERE at NPR and check out the official website HERE! You can even become a fan of IRCIPD on Facebook!

This is such a cool idea, we decided to reward you all with a contest:

1) TAKE A PICTURE OF YOURSELF READING A COMIC IN PUBLIC ON SATURDAY AUGUST 28th, and we will give you a coupon for 25% OFF ANY ONE TRADE PAPERBACK, GRAPHIC NOVEL or COLLECTED EDITION of your choice! (One per person per lifetime, please.)

2) That's actually it. Please email your pictures to bill@comixconnection.com and I will post them here on the Comix Connection website and I will make sure you get your coupon!

Have fun, kids! Send us your pictures!

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Movie posters from an alternate universe

OK, these are just plain awesome:




CLICK HERE for all of these amazing re-imaginings!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

New Live Action Turtles Movie!

Jared here. Like many guys born in the early eighties, and people all over, I loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on TV. The cartoon was so much fun when I was a child and only got cooler when the first movie was released. The movies released in my childhood had all kinds of things to love. First and foremost the Ninja Turtles themselves, but also pizza and awesome bad guys. I, for one wanted to be in the Foot Clan more than I wanted to be a turtle. But that's another story alltogether.



I just wanted to post here about the latest news for the upcoming movie. It looks like the writers of the Iron Man movie script, screenwriters Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, will be writing a script for the Turtles! Pretty exciting if you liked how Iron Man turned out.

Paramount is teaming with Platinum Dunes on the project and it is to be a live action film with some limited CGI in the Turtles faces. The studio is asking for a first draft by October. They want it together to prepare for a 2012 release. Sounds good to me!

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

FABLES VOLUME ONE softcover is just $5.00 through 5:00 PM TODAY!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY

Tomorrow is the last day to partake of

Comix Connection's fabulous Super Special FABLES VOLUME ONE IS ONLY FIVE BUCKS Sale!


Highly recommended, blah blah blah get one today. Trust us on this one, OK?

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Why I love McSweeney's


I ran across this bit of hilarity on Brian Keene's blog:

H.P. Lovecraft, copywriter!

Caramel Chew

There is a dimension ruled by a blind caramel God-King who sits on a vast, cyclopean milk-chocolate throne while his mindless, gooey followers dance to the piping of crazed flutes. It is said that there are gateways in our world that lead to this caramel hell-planet. The delectable Caramel Chew may be one such portal.

MORE HERE at McSweeney's!



I go crazy for a Whitman's Sampler!

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

***THIS JUST IN***


Apparently a few comics and stuff will be delayed a week...

From Diamond Comics Distributors:


Dear Diamond Plattsburgh Customer:

Due to mechanical difficulties experienced in transit, 26 titles that were scheduled for delivery to Plattsburgh for release next Wednesday, August 25, were delayed.

Because of this, the affected titles do not appear on your invoicing for product shipping on August 25. However, you will receive the books on that day, as scheduled.

Please be advised that, while they will appear on your packing lists on August 25, you will not be invoiced for your quantities of the affected titles until the following week, on September 1.

The affected titles, listed alphabetically by title, include:

1 FOR DOLLAR CONAN
1 FOR DOLLAR GOON
DISNEYS HERO SQUAD #8T
DO ANDROIDS DREAM DUST TO DUST #4
DRACULA COMPANY OF MONSTERS #1
DYNAMO 5 SINS OF THE FATHER #3
EXISTENCE 2.0/3.0 TP
GHOST PROJEKT #4
HACK SLASH VOL 03 FRIDAY THE 31ST TP
MMW SILVER SURFER TP VOL 02
MUPPET SHOW #9
MUPPET SNOW WHITE #4
NOBLE CAUSES TP VOL 10 EVER AFTER
SAVAGE DRAGON UNITED WE STAND TP
SCIENCE DOG SPECIAL #1
STAR WARS BLOOD TIES TALE JANGO & BOBA FETT #1
STRANGE TALES TP
SUPREME POWER CONTACT TP NEW PTG
TALES OF DRAGON GUARD PREM HC
TANK GIRL HAIRY HEROES
THOR SON OF ASGARD TP
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP VOL 03
WIZARDS OF MICKEY #8

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS


(By the way "mechanical difficulties experienced in transit" means that a truck carrying these books from the printing plant to the distribution center broke down. At least it wasn't an accident!)

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Road To The Stars, Russian, 1958


Check out this amazing fictional documentary of "What if?" This is how the Russians envisioned manned moon landings... in 1958. The movie features absolutely stunning visual effects... just incredible.







Watch the entire 49-minute movie HERE!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I have no idea how long I've survived without

DISCO PANTS:



CLICK HERE to order your DISCO PANTS!

Disco pants! I just like saying it!

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Gary Busey in Gettysburg!


That's right folks! You can meet Gary Busey in Gettysburg, PA at HORRORFIND WEEKEND, September 3-4, 2010!

Oh and you can also meet:





AND MANY MANY MORE!

It's crazy! So many actors and writers of horror right here in our back yard! Seriously, how can you miss it? Plus Brian Keene!

CLICK HERE for more info and HERE for the amazing guest list!

See you at HORRORFIND WEEKEND in Gettysburg!

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Please stop sending me this



It's giving me nightmares.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

State of the art, 1936

The oldest working television set in England:



Read the article HERE!

Imagine being an early adapter back in the 1930s... it must have seemed like science fiction!

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Friday, August 13, 2010

A Few New Clips!

The first clip I wanted to share is this, a "What-If?" the Avengers were firstly, around in the 1950's, and secondly had a movie made about their comic exploits.



The second is a clip that gives just that little bit more info on the upcoming Walking Dead television series from AMC.



The last thing I thought the fans of comics would like to know about is a trailer for a documentary about DC comics.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

What Women Like, Part Three, Part Two

(Nicky's newest installment of What Women Like ran a bit long, so one of the books she intended to discuss as the finale for her third installment was omitted. It ran so long, in fact, that it could justify a post of its own! Therefore I bring you now the original, lost ending to What Women Like Part Three! Take it away, Nicky!)

So hey, me again. Think of this as a little addendum to the previous post. It was actually supposed to be included with that one, but I got a little carried away. And when I get excited, I get extra-verbose. And considering how much I babble under normal circumstances...

Well, suffice it to say, this part got a bit long. So instead of chopping out all the good bits and trying to cram it in with the previous post, I made big puppy-dog eyes and pouted and lo, I was granted a second post with which to ramble on enthusiastically about one last super-comic...

X-Factor is written by Peter David, and I'm not alone in thinking him one of the masters of superhero comics that make you think. You're thinking here, too--and laughing, and cringing, and frowning in confusion, and gaping, and snickering, and...well, pretty much everything. (Did I mention snickering? Because when you're not reeling from the twists, you'll definitely be snickering. The man has a serious way with words!) And yes, I know, it's part of the X-Universe, there's so much continuity, years of back story, you won't know what's going on, etc., etc...

Don't worry about it.

Yes, they deal with the occasional bit of fall-out and cross-over crap from the rest of the X-'Verse, but not too much. X-Factor does more of its own thing, and you shouldn't have any problems following it without following the rest of the X-'Verse. And if you are an X-Men fan and you aren't reading X-Factor yet...shame on you! You're missing a great comic--and did I mention the art yet? I didn't? Well, shame on me, because it's pretty much always been awesome. The book starts with Ryan Sook on the penciling duties, which is a thing of beauty; the latest issue's got Sebastian Fiumara, which is a thing of beauty, and all the issues in between? Come on, you can guess, can't you? Thing of beauty. Yep. Saw that coming, right?

Well, you won't see anything coming in X-Factor (except for, you know, the stuff that you do see coming and can't wait for it to get there), because Peter David likes to toy with his readers by making their brains do calisthenics. It's okay, you'll enjoy it. Exercise is good for you...when it comes in comic book form, at least. And he'll definitely give you a work out. David says that X-Factor is "written in the Socratic method: For every answer that's presented, more questions are the result." That's probably the best way to describe how this books works, actually. (How weird, the writer knows what kind of book he writes. Go figure.) But I think it's probably time for me to stop babbling on under the pretense that I sound clever and tell you about the book itself, yes?

Okay, listen up: ladies, this is what you want out of super hero comics. Gentlemen, this is what you want out of super hero comics. It's the perfect mixture of action and drama by which I mean that it's really hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. These aren't just super-heroes, these are people, and they are screwed-up, emotionally damaged, selfless, self-interested, terminally confused people that also have super powers (for the most part) which they use to save the day (for the most part).

The girls are (at the moment) outnumbered on the team this time, it's true--but when the guy in charge can make as many duplicates of himself as he wants to, clearly numbers count for very little. And just because there's more guys than gals in X-Factor doesn't mean the ladies let themselves be overlooked. At all. Between Banshee-formerly-known-as-Siren and her Irish pipes, M as in Monet as in ma'am or perhaps your majesty if she prefers, and Layla Miller who "knows stuff" and can list Doctor Doom as one of her BFFs, this team has all the girl power anyone can handle, and that's without the on-again, off-again presence of Rahne Sinclair-better-known-as-Wolfsbane who just came back with some interesting baggage of her own.

And did I mention Peter David? He's in fine form here with his Mutant Detective Agency, maybe the finest he's ever been in, but I'm biased by the fact that I love this comic. Which I didn't expect to; not really caring particularly about any of the characters, I picked it up at the relaunch after House of M because I am a sucker for cross-overs. I thought I'd drop it after the cross-over ended...silly me! Little did I know that X-Factor is actually a sort of literary drug, and now I'm an addict. Oh well. When the drug's this good, one really can't complain. But don't take my word for it; come find out for yourself. Then come back for your next fix, you'll need it.

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