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.

Monday, January 31, 2011

I saw this at the grocery store


WHEN DID WE START CALLING THEM

CHICKEN PAWS?

Anyone?

UPDATE: HERE'S WHAT YOU MAKE WITH CHICKEN PAWS:




JUST SO YOU KNOW.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, THE RIDDLER!

So I'm cleaning my basement and I run across a stack of old 45s (you kids go ask a gray-hair what a 45 is) that I'd forgotten about and rediscovered this gem:



I can't stop laughing! Too cool.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Venusian spotted on DCU Online!

Check out this screencap:


That's right folks, that's THE VENUSIAN, spotted on the DCU Online multi-player game!

You remember The Venusian don't you?

Very cool, Josh!

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Friday, January 28, 2011

X-MEN Day Prize Winners!


Thank you all brave souls for coming in yesterday and entering the Fabulous X-men Day Prize Drawing!

Here are the lucky winners:

COMIX CONNECTION - YORK
X-MEN #7 BLANK VARIANT - Todd Sheffer
X-MEN #7 BLANK VARIANT - Scott Spoon
X-MEN #7 BLANK VARIANT - Courtlyn Zeisman

X-MEN #7 CHRIS BACHALO VARIANT - Derek Berkheimer

X-MEN #7 TERRY DODSON VARIANT - Justin Lehman

COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG

X-MEN #7 BLANK VARIANT - William Hursh

X-MEN #7 BLANK VARIANT - Aaron Karwath

X-MEN #7 BLANK VARIANT - Ryan Schreffler

X-MEN #7 CHRIS BACHALO VARIANT - Scott Liebel
X-MEN #7 TERRY DODSON VARIANT - Kenneth Line


You will either be called or the prizes will be dropped in your box if you are a member of the Comix Connection Pull-Hold Club!

CONGRATS EVERYONE! Stay tuned for more fun stuff like this!

Sorry about the lack of doughnut holes.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yes we're open


You've probably never noticed this motto engraved above the doorways of both Comix Connection stores:

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these Counter Monkeys from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, so come in and getcher comical funnybooks!"

because it isn't. But it should be, because WE'RE OPEN NORMAL HOURS TODAY folks, so see you soon!


***YES WE STILL HAVE COPIES OF FANTASTIC FOUR #587, which features the death of one of the team members... get 'em while you can, as they are sold out nationwide and are going to (an unbaggged) SECOND PRINTING soon!***

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SNOWSTORM CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENT!


***Due to the inclement weather, both Comix Connection locations will be closing tonight at 7:00PM. We hope to reopen tomorrow for normal hours.***

Be safe out there, people!

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Today is X-MEN DAY!


Come in to the stores today and enter the Prize Drawing for awesome Variant Cover copies of X-MEN #7! Imagine eating a tasty doughnut hole! Because we don't have any! Purchase various X-Men branded products! Chat with knowledgeable Counter Monkeys! It's X-MEN DAY!

Here's the prizes, one set given away at each store:

3 X-MEN #7 Blank variants (that you can take to conventions and have artists sketch upon!)
1 X-MEN #7 Terry Dodson art variant
1 X-MEN #7 Chris Bachalo art variant

Please come out and celebrate... I know things have been hard since the death of *MEMBER OF FANTASTIC FOUR NAME DELETED* but we've all got to move on. Join us!

ATTENTION: THE DOUGHNUT HOLES HAVE BEEN CANCELED. APPARENTLY IT WAS TOO SNOWY OUT TO GO TO THE DOUGHNUT SHOP. COMIX CONNECTION APOLOGIZES FOR THE OMISSION.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

So... what did you think?


And what do you think this means?

DON'T READ THE COMMENTS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ FANTASTIC FOUR #587 YET!



R.I.P., Hero.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

ONE OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR DIES TOMORROW!


FANTASTIC FOUR #587 will be released one day early to be on sale tomorrow, TUESDAY JANUARY 25th and contains the story of the death of one of the Fantastic Four!

RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY!

Just call either Comix Connection location and the attentive Comix Connection Counter Monkeys will hold a copy just for you!


I just wish it was one of THESE Fantastic Fours:



Heh.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

X-MEN DAY is this Wednesday!


That's right! This Wednesday, Comix Connection will be hosting an X-MEN DAY! Drop by either location and enter to win fabulous X-MEN #7 variant cover comics! Perhaps there will also be tasty doughnut holes... who knows? And while you're in, see what all the X-MEN hubbub is about, bub.

(And don't forget, there will be a special EARLY RELEASE of FANTASTIC FOUR #587 on TUESDAY, featuring the death of one of the Four!)

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Two more days to get 100 BULLETS Volume One

for a mere FIVE BUCKS!


That's right, Comix Connection's latest FIVE BUCK SALE ends this Sunday at five o'clock PM, so come on in and grab your copy of the critically-acclaimed 100 BULLETS by Brian Azarello and Eduardo Risso for only FIVE BUCKS AMERICAN (plus tax.) If we happen to run out, we will honor the FIVE BUCK price for anyone who lets us know they want a copy... just tell one of the Friendly Neighborhood Comix Connection Counter Monkeys to hold one for you!

Give this book a try... it's awesome!

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Three will live... and one will die...


And you can snag an early copy of FANTASTIC FOUR #587 this coming TUESDAY, JANUARY 25th at COMIX CONNECTION!


That's right, the super-secret, polybagged "death of one of members of the Fantastic Four" issue number 587 will be on sale ONE DAY EARLY next week!

Who will live... and who will die? Find out this coming Tuesday morning at Comix Connection! Call to reserve your copy or just stop in... we'll have plenty!

(Read more from the Marvel Comics website HERE!)

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

WELL OVER one ton of food, folks!

Well, Manager Joe just handed me a letter from the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank with the total number of pounds of donated food items from the last barrel... it's an ADDITIONAL 152 POUNDS OF FOOD

for a Grand Total of

TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND TEN POUNDS OF FOOD

donated by you, the comic book fans of Central Pennsylvania! Take a bow people, that's COMPLETELY AWESOME!


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!


(And remember, we'll be gathering food items for the York Rescue Mission and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank again on Free Comic Book Day 2011 - Saturday, May 7th... stay tuned for details!)

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Best BATMAN THEME ever?

By guitarman supreme, the incomparable Link Wray:



Link Wray on guitar? CHECK

Batman Theme? CHECK

Weird intermittent '60s guys dialog? FOR THE WIN

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Collective nouns for groups of animals


Sure, you've heard of a SCHOOL of fish or a PACK of Wolves. Well, how about:

A CONFUSION of weasels
A DAZZLE of zebras
A COMMITTEE of vultures
A GANG of turkeys
A HOVER of trout
A LAMENTATION of swans
A FEVER of stingrays
A FILTH of starlings
A SQUADRON of pelicans
A HORDE of gerbils

You can find a huge list HERE!

Have fun.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

It's not too late

Remember, even though I'm working on the orders for stuff shipping in March 2011, it's not too late to get your orders in for anything you see in this month's PREVIEWS!

Like:



Or this:



How about this:



And this is cool:



So remember, it's not too late to order the stuff in the current PREVIEWS... just ask your Friendly Neighborhood Comix Connection Counter Monkey for help!

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Busy busy busy

I'm currently working on the comic book orders for stuff shipping in March (including using my incredibly accurate Free Comic Book Day ordering method which involves what retail experts term "pulling numbers out of your butt"), so I don't have anything for today, except this awesome picture of a dog with a sublime expression on his face:


You're welcome.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Manager Jared's Weekly Matchup Poll Semi-Finals #8

THE END IS NIGH.

We're looking at the end of the semi finals and we'll be down to 9 contestants going into the finals. Things will get interesting as special match-ups occur based on powers and abilities. There will only be two players in the finals! Let's see which of these two will make it through for their chance to win it all.

BULLSEYE VS. BATMAN!

Bullseye's Abilities: Perfect accuracy
Expert martial artist and hand to hand combatant
Spinal column, along with various other bones, laced with adamantium.

Batman's Abilities: Peak human level athlete/acrobat
Master martial artist
Master tactician and field commander
Master detective
Access to significant wealth and high-tech equipment




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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Friday, January 14, 2011

First look at SPIDER-MAN 4!

Here's your first look at Andrew Garfield from the upcoming SPIDER-MAN 4:


Read the very brief article in ICV2 HERE!

So, whaddaya think?

Oooh, and here's a nice shot of Captain America:



Click here for more!

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Awesome just for the headline alone!


NASA's Fermi Catches Thunderstorms Hurling Antimatter into Space
Scientists using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected beams of antimatter produced above thunderstorms on Earth, a phenomenon never seen before.

Scientists think the antimatter particles were formed in a terrestrial gamma-ray flash (TGF), a brief burst produced inside thunderstorms and shown to be associated with lightning. It is estimated that about 500 TGFs occur daily worldwide, but most go undetected.

Thus creating Hulk Lantern, the alter-ego of Sciencepilot Bruce Jordan. Or something.

Read the entire article HERE!

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Are you an evil genius bent on World domination?

Well, perhaps you should start small:





HERE'S a complete list of the World's smallest countries (less than 200 square miles in area.)


Baby steps, people, baby steps.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

York's best-kept secret

Lurking on the fringes of York Pennsylvania in a nondescript building lies one of the area's best-kept secrets: the Hake's Americana Collectible Auction. World-renown for it's stunning array of pop culture, sports, celebrity and political items, Hake's has been on the forefront of the American pop culture collectors field since it's founding in 1967. Check out some of the goodies in the upcoming Hake's Auction #202, which will go online January 12 and close February 1-3. It's their largest catalog yet with 3,152 items! Here's a tiny sample of stuff you guys and gal might be interested in:








Click HERE to check out all the amazing goodies at the Hake's website or find Hake's on Twitter and Facebook. If you "like" them on Facebook, you’ll get exclusive previews of items before the catalogs are printed...

I've always marveled at the breadth and depth of items that Hake's manages to offer... it's like being offered a slice of the Geppi's Entertainment Museum a couple times a year! Check them out and make a bid or two!

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Monday, January 10, 2011

100 Bullets Volume One


Five Bucks.

Starts today.


Two weeks.

'Nuff Said.

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Sunday, January 09, 2011

A Reminder

Comix Connection's Super Secret Special Sale Number Five starts tomorrow!

Comix Connection offers you

100 BULLETS VOLUME ONE

For just FIVE DOLLARS*!



If you enjoyed our recent Super Secret Special Sales offering other cool Volume 1s for a mere $5.00, then check this out: Starting tomorrow January 10th through Sunday January 23nd, Comix Connection will be running Super Secret Special Sale Number Five: 100 BULLETS Volume 1 For Only Five Bucks Sale!

This time around you can purchase the 100 BULLETS Volume One softcover book for just $5.00! That's right! The first five issues of the incredibly cool 100 Bullets series all in one nice volume for a mere $5.00!

GET YOUR COPY of 100 BULLETS VOLUME ONE FOR FIVE BUCKS!

PLEASE NOTE: 100 BULLETS IS INTENDED FOR A MATURE AUDIENCE!


*Plus tax, naturally.

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Saturday, January 08, 2011

"It gets stranger by the moment, doesn't it?"

I find the trailer for this movie so compelling I wanted to share it with everyone.

CAUTION: SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND PARTS OF THIS DISTURBING.

(It's a trailer for a movie about a guy who was brutally beaten and uses building and populating a WWII-era 1/6 scale Belgian village as a way to find himself, and his way back.)

MARWENCOL:



HERE'S the link to the Marwencol website.

I find this fascinating and inspiring... the human mind is a wondrous thing. I want to see this movie.

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Friday, January 07, 2011

Comix Connection has recently acquired

A run of SILVER AGE (1960s) JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICAs!



We now have in our possession pretty much the entire run of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA from issue number one all the way up to number 80 or so, with two or three missing from the run because they already sold. They are mostly in GOOD to VERY GOOD condition, so they just might be affordable to your budget! They are currently on display in Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg... if you are closer to the York store, give us a call and we can bring the ones you want to see to you. Check 'em out, they're awesome - classic covers of all the heavy hitters of the DC universe in their Silver Age prime!

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Thursday, January 06, 2011

The return of the letter column!


Yay! DC Comics has decided to bring back "Letters to the Editor"

Letters pages were once common in comic books and gave readers the chance to weigh in on stories, heroes and villains and make requests about what should happen next. Those pages gradually disappeared not only in DC's comics, but those of other companies, as the Internet, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter all but rendered them obsolete.

David Hyde, DC Comics' vice president of publicity, quietly announced the change Monday in DC's own blog, The Source. Reaction was positive, with one reader remarking that "as a fan of DC Comics since boyhood (more years than I care to remember), one of the things I looked most forward to was the letter page, so very excited."

Read more HERE!

I can't believe it's been since 2002 that we haven't had these! Have any of you ever had Letters to the Editor published in your favorite comics? Remember Uncle Elvis and T.M. Maple?

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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

It's official!


Ned just dropped off the final load of food donated to Comix Connection - York at the York Rescue Mission and the total was 110 pounds, which puts the total at

2058 POUNDS OF FOOD DONATED

well over our goal of

ONE TON OF FOOD!

Not only that, but there is still a full barrel at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank that hasn't been tallied!

All we can say is

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA COMIC BOOK GEEKS RULE!

THANK YOU, EVERYONE WHO DONATED...

TOGETHER, WE DID IT!

YOU GUYS AND GALS ARE TRULY AWESOME!

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Amazing


Just amazing.


CLICK HERE to see more of Jeff Nishinaka's incredible paper art.

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Announcing the Super Secret Special Sale Number Five


First there was WALKING DEAD Volume One for FIVE DOLLARS!
Then FABLES Volume One for FIVE DOLLARS!
Then EX MACHINA Volume One for FIVE DOLLARS!
Then INVINCIBLE Volume One for FIVE DOLLARS!

Now, Comix Connection offers you

100 BULLETS VOLUME ONE

For just FIVE DOLLARS*!



If you enjoyed our recent Super Secret Special Sale offering other cool Volume 1s for just $5.00, then we have another treat in store for you! Starting Monday January 10th through Sunday January 23nd, Comix Connection will be running the Super Secret Special Sale Number Five: 100 BULLETS Volume 1!

This time around you can purchase the 100 BULLETS Volume One softcover book for just $5.00! That's right! The first five issues of the incredibly cool 100 Bullets series all in one nice volume for a mere $5.00!

As summarized on Wikipedia:

The initial plot of 100 Bullets hinges on the question of whether people would take the chance to get away with revenge. The mysterious Agent Graves approaches someone who has been the victim of a terrible wrong. Graves gives them the chance to set things right by providing them a handgun, the eponymous 100 bullets, and documentation of the person primarily and personally responsible for the recipient's woes. He informs the candidate that the bullets are completely untraceable, and any law enforcement investigation which uncovers one of these bullets will immediately stop.


Though all of the murders enabled by Agent Graves are presented as justifiable, the candidates are neither rewarded nor punished for taking up the offer, and appear to receive nothing other than personal satisfaction for their actions. Several people have declined the offer, while others accept. Those that accept see their actions unfold with varying levels of success or failure. The attaché and Graves' "game" is later revealed to be only a minor part of a much broader story.

That's just a brief intro to a very cool and convoluted crime comic... buy it, try it, we believe you won't be disappointed.


100 BULLETS VOLUME ONE FOR FIVE BUCKS... ask for it by name!

PLEASE NOTE: 100 BULLETS IS INTENDED FOR A MATURE AUDIENCE!

*Plus tax, naturally.

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Monday, January 03, 2011

I have nothing to add

to this awesome picture:


Ed Griffie, Jr., I salute you!

You have out-nerded us all.

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Sunday, January 02, 2011

LAST CHANCE


Today marks your LAST CHANCE to scoop up the YELLOW-DOTTED goodies! Get in and grab some bargains, because it all ends at 5PM today!

Stay tuned to this weblog and keep an eye on us on Facebook, as we've got some cool plans and events cooking for this, our TWENTY-THIRD year! 2011, here we come!

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Saturday, January 01, 2011

Comix Connection's Food Drive 2010 a resounding success!


As you are all well aware, we all have been trying to gather at least ONE TON (2000 pounds) of food this December for the Comix Connection Holiday Food Drive 2010 which benefits hungry Pennsylvanians via the York Rescue Mission and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. As of Wednesday, you all had donated 1948 POUNDS OF FOOD, putting us within 52 pounds of the one ton mark!

Well, there has been an outpouring of donations to kick us over the finish line the last day or so, and while I do not have the official tally and won't for several days, I am CERTAIN THAT WE ARE OVER 2000 POUNDS AT THIS POINT!

Congratulations, people YOU DID IT!

YOU HAVE DONATED OVER ONE TON OF FOOD this holiday season to help hungry Pennsylvanians!

WAAA-HOOOOOO! WAY TO GO!


Well, since we crossed the 2000 pound threshold, Comix Connection is DOUBLING THE PRIZES at BOTH STORES!


And here are the winners:

Comix Connection - York


$25.00 Comix Connection Gift certificate - Scott Spoon
$50.00
Comix Connection Gift certificate - Nathaniel Rose
$100.00
Comix Connection Gift certificate - Darren Wildason

$25.00
Comix Connection Gift certificate - David Ondechek
$50.00
Comix Connection Gift certificate - Joe Sallemi
$100.00
Comix Connection Gift certificate - Neal Legore


Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg


$25.00 Comix Connection Gift certificate - Ed Blust, Jr.
$50.00
Comix Connection Gift certificate - Kenneth Line
$100.00
Comix Connection Gift certificate - Mark Boyce

$25.00
Comix Connection Gift certificate - Matt Kegg
$50.00
Comix Connection Gift certificate - Trevor Alford
$100.00
Comix Connection Gift certificate - Brian M. Smith

CONGRATULATIONS!

Many many thanks go out to all of you who donated food items. I think we helped a LOT of our fellow Pennsylvanians and that is a good thing.


THANK YOU!

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YELLOW DOT SALE EXTENDED


That's right, fanboys and fangirls, the Comix Connection (Six Day) Week Between Christmas and New Years Sale has been extended an additional TWO DAYS!

All "Yellow Dot" items remaining will be 80% OFF through the close of business on SUNDAY! Come and check out the selection... there's still a lot of GREAT STUFF left! Help us put great stuff in your hands for cheap so we don't have to count it on inventory! I mean this is our way of thanking ALL OF YOU for a great year! Yeah, that's it! Thanks!

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