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.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Only one short week away!

NEXT SATURDAY:



You know what these are, right:




Come in next Saturday and you'll get three (or more with food donations) of them!

For more info, click HERE and HERE!

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Friday, April 29, 2011

So, do you guys carry Stay Puft Marshmallows?

Do we carry Stay Puft Marshmallows? Of course we carry (caffeinated) Stay Puft Marshmallows!

Behold:


STAY PUFT (caffeinated) MARSHMALLOWS!

And a light-up SLIMER!

Who are you going to contact via telephone?

COMIX CONNECTION!

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

In the News - CANS FOR COMICS


From YDR.com, some Free Comic Book Day info:

The store will also be collecting food for the York Rescue Mission, Wolf said. For each can of food a person brings to the store, they will be able to take an extra book from the wall, Wolf said.


Read more HERE!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Game Deaths

Game Deaths:



You're welcome.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New webcomic by MAD Magazine artist John Kovaleski



(Click on image to embiggen.)

John Kovaleski has launched a new webcomic called Dadding Badly - all true tales of a first-time father. Not your typical parenthood stories, Dadding Badly has already covered such hot topics as leprechaun impersonations, square cows, and how many times you can hit your father in the head with an empty Kleenex box. Please visit the site for more fathering fun.

John Kovaleski is a cartoonist and humorous illustrator. He is the creator of the comic strip "Bo Nanas," which was syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group from 2003 to 2007, and collected in the books "Monkey Meets World" (2005) and "APPEELING: The Best of Bo Nanas" (2008). He is also a frequent contributor to MAD Magazine, making him one of the "usual gang of idiots."

You can see more of John's work here:
http://www.kovaleski.com/

As always you can find out too much about John on his blog:
http://kovaleski.wordpress.com/

Or follow him on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/johnkovaleski

John will be joining us at Comix Connection - York for Free Comic Book Day 2011 on Saturday May 7th from Noon until 3PM.

PLEASE NOTE: All proceeds that John gets from selling his stuff on Free Comic Book Day will go to his nephew's leukemia fund... a donation jar will also be available! Feel free to donate!

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Monday, April 25, 2011

My birthday is in June, by the way...

My good pal MegoSteve sent me a link to this Ebay item:


SUPERMAN - COMIC CONNECTION GAME / 1979 VINTAGE & RARE

Put together an original DC comic book

Use your brain power to connect over 90 comic panels


Pretty neat!

Check it out HERE!

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Children's drawings painted realistically

For instance:



More HERE!

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Only two weeks until Free Comic Book Day 2011!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011
is two short weeks away, on
SATURDAY MAY 7th
10AM - 9PM


Featuring CANS FOR COMIC BOOKS!

Remember, everyone gets THREE COMIC BOOKS from our vast selection of Free Comic Book Day Comics absolutely free, plus additional comic books for each food item donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the York Rescue Mission!


Bring 1 food item, get 3 FREE COMICS + 1 EXTRA FREE COMIC = 4 COMICS!
Bring 3 food items, get 3 FREE COMICS + 3 EXTRA FREE COMICS = 6 COMICS!
Bring 14 food items, get 3 FREE COMICS + 14 EXTRA FREE COMICS = 17 COMICS!

(Please keep in mind that we cannot accept outdated food items, or even food items that will fall out of date in a couple of months, due to the processing time required by the Food Banks.)

Let's fill those barrels, people!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

This is looking better and better too

Check out the new Green Lantern trailer:



Woah! Count me in! This is gonna be a great summer!

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

This is looking better and better

New X-MEN FIRST CLASS trailer:



It's gonna be a good summer!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What can I say?

My friend Mike gave me this button:


Kinda sums it up. I couldn't even work up the energy to thank him for it.

*shrugs*

walks away

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

GREEN LANTERN BLING


Just in case you missed getting these last year, we still have full sets of all nine Blackest Night/Brightest Day Green Lantern Spectrum Rings available at both Comix Connection locations for only $8.99 + tax! Wear them to the GREEN LANTERN movie premiere (watch the trailer HERE!! One size fits all (rather stubby adult-sized fingers)! Ask your Friendly Neighborhood Comix Connection Counter Monkey to fix you up! Please don't abuse their power.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

YES WE'RE OPEN!

COMIX CONNECTION - YORK WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW!


PLEASE COME BY AND VIEW THE AREA WHERE THE SKYLIGHT GOT DEVOURED BY A REAL TORNADO!


HEAR COUNTER MONKEY STEVE RECOUNT HIS DESPERATE AND DANGEROUS EXPERIENCE!


GAZE IN WONDER AT THE STORE THAT THE TORNADO COULDN'T KILL! GOOD TRY, WEATHER DEMON! YOU'LL NEVER TAKE COMIX CONNECTION DOWN THAT WAY!


Ahem.

Anyway, we will resume normal hours at Comix Connection - York starting tomorrow at 10:00 AM!

See you soon!

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Comix Connection - York closed today also!


Sadly Comix Connection - York remains closed today due to the damages that the mall skylight suffered during Saturday night's storm. But don't cry because (AS FAR AS WE KNOW AT THIS POINT), we will reopen tomorrow at normal hours and will return to providing you with the usual excellent service and selection of Neat Stuff. We are, after all, Central Pennsylvania's Ultra-Hip Pop Culture Mecca and no stupid storm can kill us! See you all Tuesday!

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From the National Weather Service


This just in:

NOUS41 KCTP 182022 PNSCTP PAZ065-190030-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA 422 PM EDT MON APR 18 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED ABOUT 2 MILES WEST OF YORK IN YORK COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA...

LOCATION...2W YORK IN YORK COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA DATE...APRIL 16 2011 ESTIMATED TIME...8:20 PM EDT MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS PATH LENGTH...JUST UNDER ONE-HALF MILE BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.967703 / -76.779524 ENDING LAT/LON...39.970876 / -76.771306 FATALITIES...0 INJURIES...2

...SUMMARY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS NOW CONFIRMED A TORNADO IN WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP IN YORK COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA ON APRIL 16 2011.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...ALONG WITH THE YORK COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND PEMA...CONDUCTED A STORM SURVEY OF WIND DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED ON THE WEST SIDE OF YORK SATURDAY EVENING. ALTHOUGH AN INITIAL ASSESSMENT CONCLUDED A MICROBURST HAD OCCURRED...A DETAILED REVIEW COMPLETED TODAY HAS NOW DETERMINED THAT A SMALL TORNADO DID TOUCH DOWN IN WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP.

THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN JUST NORTH OF BROUGHER LANE WHERE DAMAGE TO TREES...WIRES...AND SEVERAL OUT-BUILDINGS OCCURRED. SOME MINOR DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES ALSO OCCURRED IN THIS AREA. THE TORNADO DAMAGED A CANOPY ON A GAS STATION AND TWO BILLBOARDS AT THE CORNER OF CARLISLE ROAD AND BROUGHER LANE AS IT TRAVELED NORTHEAST. AFTER CROSSING CARLISLE ROAD...MORE TREE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED. A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF A ROOF WAS REMOVED OFF A BUSINESS AND BLOWN ACROSS BROUGHER LANE NEAR HAVILAND ROAD.

THE TORNADO THEN LIFTED...BUT BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN AT THE WEST MANCHESTER MALL. SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED. AT THE MALL ITSELF...A LARGE 40X40 FOOT SKYLIGHT WAS LIFTED AND BLOWN ACROSS THE ROOF OF THE MALL...WHERE ADDITIONAL ROOF DAMAGE OCCURRED.

THE TORNADO WAS ABOUT 200 YARDS WIDE AT ITS WIDEST POINT...AND HAD A TOTAL PATH LENGTH OF JUST UNDER 1/2 MILE. MAXIMUM WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 85 MPH...RATING THE TORNADO AS A HIGH END EF0.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/CTP.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH. EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH. EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH. EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH. EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH. EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

I'd like to point out that it was brave Comix Connection Counter Monkey Steve who was manning the fort when the tornado took the 40' X 40' skylight off the roof RIGHT BESIDE THE STORE! Way to go Steven, you are now a veteran Comix Connection Counter Monkey! Congrats!

We should be open tomorrow folks, so come on in!

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Comix Connection - York temporarily closed!



Comix Connection - York in the West Manchester Mall is temporarily closed until the mall assesses the damage from last night's storm event. See HERE and HERE! The best parts:

1) NO ONE WAS HURT when the skylight lifted up and flopped back down on the roof.

2) There is no damage to the store and no water got in! Yay!

We'll keep everyone posted as things develop.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Possible tornado sucks skylight off of West Manchester Mall in front of the York store


Read here:

It's gone!

At this point we have no idea what is going on. We'll try to keep everyone posted.

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Free Comic Book Day 2011 Bonus

I just wanted to remind people that we will be giving out this ultra-cool Free Comic Book Day 2011 Hal Jordan Green Lantern Heroclix Game Piece to the first 350 people at both stores who come in on Saturday, May 7th, Free Comic Book Day:



For more info on guest appearances and special Free Comic Book Day 2011 sales and specials, CLICK HERE!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Check this out!

WOOT!



That was pretty awesome, dontcha think?

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Welcome, Skynet!

I thought this was pretty cool, and pretty creepy:



Welcome to the beginning of the end. More info HERE!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

LEGO MINIFIGURES SERIES 3 ARRIVE!

WOOT! Comix Connection just received their shipment of the new LEGO MINIFIGURES SERIES THREE today!

Just like previous series, LEGO MINIFIGURES are randomly "blind-packaged" so you don't know what you get until you open them! This series features the following figures, packed randomly:

  • * Hula Dancer
  • * Tribal Chief
  • * Samurai Warrior
  • * Tennis Player
  • * Sumo Wrestler
  • * Baseball Player
  • * Fisherman
  • * Elf
  • * Rapper
  • * Space Alien
  • * Gorilla Suit Guy
  • * Race Car Driver
  • * Mummy
  • * Snowboarder
  • * Space Villain
  • * Pilot



Get yours today! I want the HULA DANCER!

(All info gleaned from HERE!)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I want a SOUNDWAGON

Did you ever take a big old stack of your favorite sides over to a friend's house only to discover that she doesn't have a record player? Well fret no more! Just get yourself one of these sweet babies:



That's right! This totally autonomous miniature VW Combi is actually a cheap, portable record player! Behold:




And more:




It's cool! It's portable! It sounds like crap! It's destroying your vintage vinyl! It's portable!

More info HERE.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

This should be interesting

I'm just saying, the word is that these two books:


ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #157

"Written by Brian Michael Bendis Pencils & Cover by Mark Bagley

It is the shot heard around the world. Witness the issue comic fans be talking about all year. leave your cynicism at the door... this is the real deal. The Death of Spider-Man. Bendis and Bagley reunite for this historic Spider-Man event a decade in the making."
and


ULTIMATE AVENGERS VS NEW ULTIMATES #3


have some mighty big things happening in them. They're tied together on the last panel... and they both arrive at Comix Connection this Wednesday, so let us know if you want copies. Just a heads-up!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Coming soon to Comix Connection

Keep your eyes peeled for these swell new banners that will be hung over the New Releases Sections of both stores:



Hat tip to MegoSteve for the most excellent designs! Thanks, MegoSteve!

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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Manager Jared's Weekly/Monthly Matchup Finals #3

Nearing the end of our competition we find uneven matches between DC and Marvel. DC has more winning contestants going into the finals so we're forced to have two lesser powered winners from DC battle against one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel U. Who would win?

Marvel's Scarlet "No more mutants" Witch OR DC's Batmen (Grayson and Wayne)?



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, April 08, 2011

TIGERS ON SURFBOARDS

TIGERS ON SURFBOARDS:





GO TO TIGERS ON SURFBOARDS


You're welcome.

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011


SATURDAY MAY 7th
10AM - 9PM
BOTH STORES!

Everyone gets THREE COMIC BOOKS from our vast selection of Free Comic Book Day Comics absolutely free, plus additional comic books for each food item donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the York Rescue Mission!

Bring 1 can, get 3 FREE COMICS + 1 EXTRA FREE COMIC = 4 COMICS!
Bring 3 cans, get 3 FREE COMICS + 3 EXTRA FREE COMICS = 6 COMICS!
Bring 165 cans, get 3 FREE COMICS + 165 EXTRA FREE COMICS = 168 COMICS!

Featuring:

20% OFF ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS, COLLECTED EDITIONS and BOOKS

20% OFF ALL POSTERS


20% OFF ALL T-SHIRTS


20% OFF ALL STATUES


20% OFF ALL TOYS


20% OFF ALL GAMES & GAMING ITEMS


25% OFF OLDER BACK ISSUES ON THE WALL

ALL BIN COMICS $1.00 EACH


ALL 2/99¢ COMICS 10¢ EACH

CLICK HERE to read about Comix Connection's Free Comic Book Day 2011 Special Guests!

CLICK HERE to read about Comix Connection's Free Comic Book Day 2011 helpful new Free Comic Station Locator Banner!

CLICK HERE to read about Comix Connection's Free Comic Book Day 2011 Limited Edition Lolipops!

Get ready, folks... looks like this will be a hot one!

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

I guess I'll be joining the WHO Zombie Army shortly...

Well, it looks like I'll be joining the legion of Doctor Who fans (shut up already, Joe!) soon because, really, I have no choice:


My friend Wesley GAVE me this box full of Doctor Who episodes on DVD to "catch me up" to the current series. It consists of the most recent FIVE SEASONS since the rejuvenation of this venerated BBC TV show. Now, notice all the writing on the box? Wesley kindly jotted down all the characters I will run into as I watch the show... and to make sure I actually WATCHED the show he's gonna quiz me on it. And there is NO WAY I'm gonna ignore Wesley. I don't want to tangle with Wesley. So it looks like I'm all in. Thanks! Here I go.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Looky what we got today

Check it out:


Yep, the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011 comics are just starting to roll in! And no, you can't have any... YET. You'll have to wait until May 7th, when you can also meet these guys.

Brace yourselves kids, this looks like it's gonna be a hot one!

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Monday, April 04, 2011

Monday morning cuteness overload

Where's Bee?



You're welcome.

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Sunday, April 03, 2011

Series Six Trailers for Doctor Who

On April 23rd, another holiday brings us the return of The Doctor to BBC America, the same day as it debuts in the UK, minus of course the difference in time zones. But, oh yes! The Doctor, Amy, and Rory return in the first new episodes since the wonderful Christmas special! The promos for this upcoming season have been very exciting to follow online, but if you haven't been doing this as obsessively as I have I present to you the original promo spot and then the best trailers that the BBC has offered viewers thus far! Enjoy!









And if I may indulge myself here for one more Whovian moment, this is the Series 6 prequel that's just been released!



So... I am done using the Comix Connection blog to tout Doctor Who! This blog will return to regularly scheduled posts of odd fun facts and plenty of other hilarity and comic related news! Be well and watch Doctor Who! Cheers!

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Saturday, April 02, 2011

A recommendation

Next week sees the release of a neat little comic called NONPLAYER, written and illustrated by Nate Simpson, and we're pretty excited around here to see it. You've probably seen the print hanging up at the stores, which Nate graciously sent along to us for your perusal. If you're a fan of fine-line art styles like Moebius and Geoff Darrow, this book is for you. Check out these awesome pages:


CLICK IMAGES TO EMBIGGEN!



For more go HERE to go to the NONPLAYER website, then click HERE for a nice preview of the book, then go HERE to see more of Nate's work. Absolutely amazing. If you like what you see, let your Friendly Neighborhood Comix Connection Counter Monkey know that you want to get this and we'll make sure to save you one. Oh and check THIS out! AWESOME.

In stores: this coming WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6th!

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Friday, April 01, 2011

It was twenty years ago today


Bill and Karen, April 1st, 1991

Happy anniversary, Sweetie!

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