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, July 31, 2011

I just like looking at this



Man, that's cool! Get yours today!

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

25% OFF through Sunday!

Remember folks, if you buy a copy of THIS (for $3.99 plus tax):



You get 25% OFF these:



(That's 25% OFF ALL in-stock Marvel trade paperbacks, books, collected editions and graphic novels)

until 5PM Sunday at both Comix Connection locations!

Come on in and grab a copy of the milestone Comix Connection Store Photo Cover Variant of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666 and scoop up some Marvel goodness at 25% OFF!

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Guest List Expands! UPDATED 8/01/2011

UPDATED 08/01/2011: IGNORE THIS FLIER! DUE TO A SCHEDULING MISHAP, Dominic Vivona, Steve Becker and Jeff McComsey WILL NOT BE ATTENDING!


As you well know, the Creator Cookout at Comix Connection 2011 is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg. The more astute among you (Hey, Lori!) may have noticed that this year's guest list has expanded dramatically. Along with noted horror novelists Brian Keene and J.F. Gonzalez and of course Creator Cookout founder/artist Mike Hawthorne, we will also be welcoming artist Dirk Shearer! Who are these talented guys? Why just click on their names to find out!

Remember, we will also be gathering food items for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank... stay tuned for details about prizes for donations!

Also: ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS WILL BE ONE DOLLAR EACH ALL DAY!

So come on out, grab some grub in the parking lot and chat with some awesome creative types, and maybe snag an autograph or buy some art! What could possibly be cooler than that?

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

This just in

The next series of the Marvel Buildable Figures is in the Gacha machines as we speak:


Too cool!

(Don't forget to get your copy of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666 with Comix Connection on the cover! Buy a copy, get 25% OFF all in-stock Marvel books, collected editions and graphic novels now through Sunday! CLICK HERE for more details!)

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday Highlights 7/27/11

Here's a few of the cool new items that are in the stores TODAY:


FABULOUSLY-COOL AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666 COMIX CONNECTION STORE PHOTO VARIANT COVER! DUH! COME ON!

-AVENGERS ACADEMY VOLUME 1

-AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS VOLUME 1

-BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #4




DANGER GIRL: J. SCOTT CAMPBELL SKETCHBOOK HARDCOVER



DAVE STEVENS COMPLETE SKETCHBOOK COLLECTION HARDCOVER

-DC RETROACTIVE GREEN LANTERN THE 70S #1
-DC RETROACTIVE JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA THE 70S #1
-DC RETROACTIVE SUPERMAN THE 70S #1



DOCTOR WHO FUTURE SONIC SCREWDRIVER

-FLASHPOINT HAL JORDAN #2
-FLASHPOINT KID FLASH #2
-FLASHPOINT LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #2
-FLASHPOINT PROJECT SUPERMAN #2




JOE HILL's THE CAPE #1



League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen III CENTURY #2


-RED LANTERN 1/4 SCALE POWER BATTERY & RING PROP



SUPERGODS: WHAT SUN GODS CAN TEACH US ABOUT BEING HUMAN by Grant Morrison

-TERMINATOR/ROBOCOP: KILL HUMAN #1

-ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #3




X-MEN SCHISM #2



YU-GI-OH 5DS GOLD SERIES 4 PYRAMIDS EDITION

And so much more. But at least come in and grab one of the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Comix Connection cover variants while they last! As a BONUS: If you buy a copy of this comic, you can get 25% OFF all in-stock Marvel collected editions, books and graphic novels until 5:00PM on Sunday at both stores! THANKS!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

This is the coolest thing ever in the entire history of the Universe

Lookie what we just got:


The RARE Comix Connection Store Variant of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666!


AVAILABLE at 10:00AM WEDNESDAY JULY 26th AT BOTH COMIX CONNECTION LOCATIONS!

This is the greatest thing ever, and a rare collectable! GET YOURS! The first 500 are only $3.99 plus tax while they last!

Oh, and don't forget: There's a Special Deal for our loyal customers:

From Wednesday, July 27th through Sunday, July 31st, if you purchase a copy of the awesome Comix Connection Cover Variant of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666, you can get 25% OFF ANY AND ALL MARVEL graphic novels, books and collected editions!

That's right, just pick up a copy of the ultra-rare Spidey comic with our shop on the cover and you will get 25% OFF every single Marvel trade paperback, book, collected edition and graphic novel in stock until Sunday July 31st at 5:00 PM when we close!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Meet and Greet, Eat!



Where the elite meet to eat heated meat treats.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Peek at Star Wars on Blu-Ray

Check out this trailer Lucasfilms unveiled to the crowds at the San Diego Comic-Con!




The Star Wars Saga on Blu-Ray on September 16th. May the High Def Force Be with You!

Thanks to counter monkey, TJ, for the heads up on this trailer!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Only Four More Days Until History Is Made



That's right, True Believers! In only FOUR MORE DAYS, Comix Connection will receive it's shipment of the ultra-cool, ultra-rare and ultra-history-making COMIX CONNECTION PHOTO VARIANT of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666 directly from the printer!

ONLY 750 COPIES WORLDWIDE!

The first 500 will be a mere $3.99 (plus tax of course!) There is only one shot at these, no reorder, no reprint, so once they're gone, they're GONE!

RESERVE YOUR COPIES TODAY! Comix Connection Counter Monkeys are standing by to take your orders!

FUN FACT: This will be the first (and only) comic book I will have CGC slabbed so I can hang them up in the stores.

And of course we couldn't let this event slide by without a Special Dealio for our loyal customers:

From Wednesday, July 27th through Sunday, July 31st, if you purchase a copy of the awesome Comix Connection Cover Variant of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666, you can get 25% OFF ANY AND ALL MARVEL graphic novels, books and collected editions!

That's right, just pick up a copy of the ultra-rare Spidey comic with our shop on the cover and you will get 25% OFF every single Marvel trade paperback, book, collected edition and graphic novel in stock until Sunday July 31st at 5:00 PM when we close!

SEE YOU THIS WEDNESDAY!

(We will gladly ship a copy of this cool comic anywhere in the USA via First Class Parcel for a flat $10.00 postpaid... International buyers please contact bill@comixconnection.com for country-specific rates.)

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Batman LIVE!

This actually looks pretty cool:



Let's hope it comes to the USA!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

At first I was skeptical

At first I was skeptical about this new movie... how could you add to John Carpenter's 1982 movie THE THING?



But then I wanted to see what happens at the end.


*snicker*

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday Highlights 7/20/11

Here's a look at some of the amazingly cool stuff that is in Comix connection today... if you see anything you like, let us know!


Beloved local writer and all around swell pal BRIAN KEENE and NICK MAMATAS' DAMNED HIGHWAY FEAR & LOATHING IN ARKHAM prose novel. (Maybe Brian will sign your copy if you slip him some Knob Creek...)



BATMAN RETURN BRUCE WAYNE SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES


CRIMINAL MACABRE GOON WHEN FREAKS COLLIDE

DAREDEVIL #1

DC RETROACTIVE BATMAN THE 70S #1
DC RETROACTIVE THE FLASH THE 70S #1
DC RETROACTIVE WONDER WOMAN THE 70S #1



DC THE NEW 52 #1 FREE PREVIEW BOOK (see yesterday's post!)


DUKE NUKEM GLORIOUS BASTARD #1


FEAR ITSELF FF #1



LA MANO DEL DESTINO #1


MARVEL POINT ONE TP


OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG HC VOL 41


ROCKETEER ADVENTURES #3

THOR HEAVEN AND EARTH #1

ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #2



WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS AFTERMATH #1

and so much more! Stop in and see for yourself!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Everybody gets one


Starting tomorrow,

EVERY SINGLE BOX-HOLDER AT BOTH COMIX CONNECTION LOCATIONS

will receive

ABSOLUTELY FREE


a copy of

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52 #1,


a 40-page introductory comic book from the fine folks at DC Comics!


Curious about the new DC Universe? Check it out in the pages of this full-color handbook, which includes a six-page preview of the new JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee!

Don't fret, Comix Connection Subscriber/Box-holders... we'll put a copy of this awesome book in your box already so you don't miss out on this opportunity to check out the new DCU!

Don't have a pull/hold box with us currently? No problemo, we have PLENTY of these... just ask your Friendly Neighborhood Comix Connection Counter Monkey for your FREE COPY! And if you like what you see and think you might want to receive any of the 52 titles (heck, ANY comic titles) every month, ask the CCCMonkey about setting up a box so you don't miss any!

Thanks to the good folks at DC Comics for sending these out to us... you guys are aces!

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Monday, July 18, 2011

There's still time to get SANDMAN VOLUME ONE for HALF PRICE!


That's right, you still have until this Sunday, July 24th to get your copy of SANDMAN VOLUME ONE for HALF PRICE or ONLY TEN BUCKS (plus tax.)

"I've been endlessly dreaming of a sale like this."

CLICK HERE to see why you need to pick up this book if you've never read it (or to turn a friend on to it!

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Early Ray Harryhausen goodness

I thought this was pretty neato, some very early test work by stop-motion pioneer Ray Harryhausen:



Even at this early stage you can see the man's massive talent!

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Workin in a coal mine

Nothing exciting to post today, as I'm busy busy busy with the comic orders for stuff shipping in September (including all those new DC number one issues!)

Which reminds me, GET YOUR PREVIEWS ORDERS IN NOW!

Thanks!

Here's a funny picture:



Back to work!

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Friday, July 15, 2011

RARE COMIX CONNECTION SHOP PHOTO COVER VARIANT TO BE AVAILABLE on Wednesday, July 27th!


Attention all Fanboys and Fangirls! The ultra-cool and super-rare

COMIX CONNECTION SHOP PHOTO COVER VARIANT of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666 will be available for purchase on WEDNESDAY JULY 27th at 10:00 AM!


And here's our Special Dealio:

From Wednesday, July 27th through Sunday, July 31st, if you purchase a copy of the awesome Comix Connection Cover Variant of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666, you can get 25% OFF ANY AND ALL MARVEL graphic novels, books and collected editions!

That's right, just pick up a copy of the ultra-rare Spidey comic with our shop on the cover and you will get 25% OFF every single Marvel trade paperback, book, collected edition and graphic novel in stock until Sunday July 31st at 5:00 PM when we close!

Thanks for all your support over the last couple of decades, folks! Have a nice discount on us!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Creator Cookout 2011 at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg coming soon!


OK, true believers, mark your calendars for the coolest event of the summer season... the Creator Cookout 2011 at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg, to be held this year on

SATURDAY AUGUST 13th from Noon-ish until 3PM-ish!

Founded in 2008 by comic artist extraordinaire Mike Hawthorne and co-hosted by horror scribe Brian Keene, the Creator Cookout at Comix Connection has grown to legendary stature, with new guests and yummy food delights added each year!

(This is just a photo of Mr. Keene with a cake, there is only the POSSIBILITY of cake at this event.)

The Creator Cookout supplies FREE hot dogs, hamburgers and more from 12 Noon until 3PM-ish... come early and watch comic creator Mike Hawthorne work his culinary magic!

Also meet and greet with authors Brian Keene and other special guests while you partake of the delights.

PLEASE BRING SOME CANNED FOOD to feed the donation barrel for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank! In these tough economic times, it's nice to help your hungry neighbors... please donate generously.

Cash donations will also be accepted for the Pennsylvania Food Bank, so come on in and grub out at Comix Connection!

Grab a burger, get an autograph, and chat with talented creators! Keep your eyes peeled for more special announcements.

Oh and feed your brain too:

ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS ARE $1.00 EACH ALL DAY!

(Awnings and accouterments provided by Boyce Family Catering!)


(PLEASE NOTE! THIS EVENT AND SALE IS ONLY HAPPENING AT COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG!)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday Highlights 7/13/11

Here's a brief look at some of the cool stuff that's in stores TODAY:


BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES

BLACKEST NIGHT GREEN LANTERN CORPS softcover collection

BLACKEST NIGHT GREEN LANTERN softcover collection

BLACKEST NIGHT softcover collection

BPRD HELL ON EARTH MONSTERS #1



CAPTAIN AMERICA #1

CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURE COLLECTION MAGAZINE #149 CANNONBALL


DC SUPERHERO FIGURE COLLECTION MAGAZINE #85 BLACK MANTA

DOLLHOUSE EPITAPHS #1

FF #6



GHOST RIDER #1

GREEN LANTERN #67

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #61



INCOGNITO softcover collection VOL 02 BAD INFLUENCES


MARVEL HEROCLIX CAPTAIN AMERICA BOOSTER PACK


Magic The Gathering 2012 CORE SET BOOSTERS, FAT PACKS, and INTRO DECKS (Street Date is this Friday)

SPACE WARPED #2

SPIDER-MAN DEATH of JEAN DEWOLFF Hardcover collected edition



STAR WARS INVASION REVELATIONS #1

ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #1

X-MEN LIFEDEATH Hardcover collected edition



X-MEN SCHISM #1


There is seriously a TON of great stuff in the shops this week! Come on in and check it out!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Just a reminder


(Click on image to embiggen!)

I just wanted to remind everyone to RESERVE YOUR COPIES NOW of the awesome

Comix Connection Store Photo Variant of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666!

These rare variant-cover comics will ONLY BE AVAILABLE THROUGH the two Comix Connection locations you know and love... grab this piece of comic book history while you can!

The initial batch of these will be at the low regular price of $3.99 each until we sell through
, then the remainder will be sold at a higher collector price. There is only one shot at these, no reorder, no reprint, so once they're gone, they're GONE!

They are expected to ship near the end of July... keep your eyes peeled for special events!


BONUS: All Comix Connection Counter Monkeys are willing to personally autograph your copies for no extra fee... just ask! :)

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Monday, July 11, 2011

What I did on my summer vacation

I woke up.
Then I went downtown
to look for a job.
Then I hung out in front of the drugstore.

(Only old people will get that reference.)

Actually we watched the last space shuttle launch:



and got eaten alive by mosquitoes. Very cool. Well, not the mosquito part.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

This really is the best time ever to be a comic book fan

Check out this trailer to the upcoming animated BATMAN YEAR ONE movie:



LOVE IT!

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Saturday, July 09, 2011

They Call Me The Wolfman!




So this one hits close to home. My name is Jared Wolf and I've always liked wolf related stuff as it's obviously a family tradition to do so. I watched the most recent Wolfman that came out fairly recently and thought it was just okay. I prefer the original films still. Maybe a remake then? That's the news, we'll see how this develops. Read more HERE.

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Friday, July 08, 2011

Toy Shining


I feel like I've seen just about everything imaginable mashed up with Star Wars these days, but the concept of a Toy Story/Shining mash up is definitely interesting!

Have a look at UK illustrator, Kyle Lambert's portfolio page here!

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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Take a Tour of the Walking Dead Set!

You can tell The Walking Dead is back in full production mode, as AMC has begun releasing new Inside The Walking Dead clips in anticipation of the upcoming Second Season which is now filming outside of Atlanta. The 13-episode second season is set to debut in October on the network.

Here's a clip of creator and executive producer, Robert Kirkman, giving viewers a tour of the Atlanta set of The Walking Dead in a new video from AMC that offers glimpses of stars Andrew Lincoln and Sarah Wayne Callies, some zombies (of course!), and Kirkman astride a motorcycle.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Sandman Volume One Half Price Sale!

Announcing the Super Secret Special Sale Number Seven - Sandman Volume One Half Price Sale!

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!
Then 100 BULLETS Volume One for FIVE DOLLARS!
Then we offered TWO great books, TINY TITANS Volume One and SCALPED Volume One at a special Fifty Percent Off/Half Price!


Now, Comix Connection is giving you an opportunity to buy Neil Gaiman's Sandman Volume One, Preludes and Nocturnes for Fifty Percent Off/Half Price!
That's right, folks! This book that is normally priced, $19.99, is yours for just ten bucks*!

Starting on Monday, July 11th through Sunday, July 24th, you'll have the opportunity to introduce yourself to Neil Gaiman's signature series, Sandman, and enter into a realm of the DC Universe that was and is still like no other! To better illustrate in words a glimpse of the journey that awaits you, I've ask Comix Connection's Lady of the Shop, Nicky, to say a few words about Sandman:

Can't sleep...dreams will eat me!

Because in the world of the Sandman, that's exactly what can happen if Morpheus, the Lord of the Dreaming, doesn't keep his myriad of idiosyncratic, imaginary subjects in check. And he's spent the last several decades sitting in a glass prison, locked up by people who thought that they could achieve immortality if they managed to capture Death. Unfortunately for them they missed, and got her little brother instead. But now there's a crack in the cell...
And what happens next spills out of that musty basement to run rampant all across the world--and the worlds--affecting everything from Shakespeare and Scott Free to Hellblazer and the very rulers of Hell itself, and beyond. Because in the world of Dreams, all things are possible, and no one writes the impossible quite the way Neil Gaiman does.
Dream and his siblings, The Endless

This is his breakthrough work, and the comic that revolutionized the kind of stories that comics could tell. Sandman dips into everything from old-school horror to school yard mystery, stopping along the way to play with metaphysics and metahumans, gods and gadabouts (and Hob Gadlings), and even angels and demons--both literally and figuratively! This series rewrote reality, and dreams aren't the only thing you'll never be able to think about the same way again after you read the Sandman.

This is The Comic Book that, if you haven't ever read, you need to read, more than any other. It's classic, it's pivotal, it's epic, it's amazing. And good news: right this moment, you can get your hands on the first volume of this seminal work of imagination for a measly ten dollars. How perfectly peachy keen is that?

If that recommendation and a special fifty percent off/half price offer doesn't bring you in for this book, I'm not sure what else will! If this book isn't in your comic library at home, then now is the time to make it so! So mark on your calendar or note it in the smart phone, SANDMAN Volume One Sale - Comix Connection - Monday, July 11th through Sunday, July 24th! We want to send you home with the first volume of this spectacular series!

Reserve your copies today... just ask your Friendly Neighborhood Comix Connection Counter Monkey to hold them for you!

*Plus tax, naturally.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

DCnU New 52 Presentation

Sorry for the misfire on Sunday. This was the intended post that I failed to execute. After Manager Joe and I made our voyage to Baltimore for the DC Roadshow, this video is what we were treated to. Now I thought you the fans would be interested in seeing the sneak peek we were offered.

So, with no further ado...



Pretty awesome, huh? Looking forward to all that is coming out of DC!

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Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!


As you're making patriotic plans of how to spend this July 4th, keep in mind that there is no activity more All-American than buying comic books! So to that end both Comix Connection locations are open today for all of your comic book needs! In Mechanicsburg, I will be here manning the counter from 10AM - 5PM, and manager Jared will be pulling the same gig at our York location!

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

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Sunday, July 03, 2011

HA HA HA HA HA!

No post for Sunday?



FAIL!

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