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, October 31, 2011

It's STILL ON!


That's right, the fantastic COMIX CONNECTION THREE-DAY HALLOWEEN EXTRAORINARIGANZA is still on! Today is the final day to experience the pure joy of:

20% OFF ALL IN-STOCK MERCHANDISE (with the paltry exceptions of collecting supplies, new comics and gift cards!) PLUS AN EXTRA 5% OFF if you come in costume (costumes must consist of several parts to qualify... please give it some effort folks!)

COSTUME CONTEST!

AGES 12 and under:
1st Place - $25.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate
2nd Place - $10.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate
3rd Place - $5.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate

AGES 13+:
1st Place - $25.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate
2nd Place - $10.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate
3rd Place - $5.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate

CLICK HERE for more info!


FOOD DRIVE to benefit hungry Pennsylvanians! For each (within two months dated) food item donated, get one entry into our fabulous Prize Drawing! GIVE!

CLICK HERE for more info!

Well, what are you waiting for? COME ON IN ALREADY!

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg to open EARLY today!


Due to inclement weather, Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg will open EARLY today at 10:00 AM! That's right, Manager Joe will be opening early today to make it easy for everyone to come in TODAY for the cool sale... apparently there was some SNOW falling yesterday or something. See you there!

See here:


Crazy!

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Please donate!


During this awesome three-day COMIX CONNECTION HALLOWEEN EXTRAORDINARIGANZA SALE we are gathering food items for the York Rescue Mission at Comix Connection - York and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg... for every TWO-MONTHS-IN-DATE food item donated, you will be entered to win the following awesome prizes:

-BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY TONY DANIEL
-MARVEL HEROES TRAVEL MUG
-GREEN LANTERN RING KIT
-MAXIMUM FANTASTIC FOUR BOOK
-STEPHEN KING'S THE STAND SOUL SURVIVOR BOOK
-AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666 COMIX CONNECTION STORE PHOTO VARIANT X3
-$5.00 COMIX CONNECTION GIFT CERTIFICATE
-ANY IN-STOCK T-SHIRT, YOUR CHOICE


So help us help hungry Pennsylvanians!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

THREE DAY SALE STARTS TOMORROW



See you all this weekend!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

This news makes me happy


One of my favorite comic books, CRIMINAL by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips is set to be made into a movie! See HERE for news on a COWARD movie!

The series' story arcs are self-contained and focus on different characters, but these central characters inhabit the same world, grew up in fictional Center City, frequent the same bar, and share a common history of two generations of crime. With his partner Ivan, Tommy Patterson ran the city's most proficient crew of pickpockets and taught the trade to his eight-year-old son, Leo. When Tommy was arrested and imprisoned for the murder of Teeg Lawless, Ivan took care of Leo and explained to him how following certain rules can keep a criminal "out in the world," out of both prison and the morgue.

Around the same time, Teeg Lawless' two sons were arrested. While his fifteen-year-old brother Ricky was sent to a juvenile work camp, Tracy Lawless was given the option of going to prison or enlisting in the armed forces. Tracy joined the U.S. Army, abandoning Ricky but honing his skills as a soldier.


Read more about CRIMINAL HERE!

CRIMINAL is probably my current favorite comic book, along with Brubaker and Phillips' INCOGNITO, but I'm not going to go on and on about this because you've probably heard me do so at the store... suffice it to say, this is some good comic books and should make a great film! (All volumes of CRIMINAL and INCOGNITO are always in stock at Comix Connection!)

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday Highlights 10/26/11

Hey everybody! Here's a small sampling of what's new at Comix Connection this week:

-AVENGERS SOLO #1

-BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #2



CLASSIC MARVEL CHARACTERS #2 THE HULK



DOCTOR WHO FUTURE SONIC SCREWDRIVER



FLASHPOINT hardcover book

-GAME OF THRONES #2

-INCREDIBLE HULK #1




LAST ZOMBIE INFERNO #4



LEGION SECRET ORIGIN #1 WITH BONUS FREE LEGION FLIGHT RING!

-SONIC THE HEDGEHOG LEGACY VOLUME 01



SPACEMAN #1

-STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE III EMPIRE LOST #1

-SUPERMAN #2

-WALKING DEAD #90




WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #1


That is just the tip of the iceberg as far as this week's cool stuff goes... stop in and SEE IT ALL!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

JOIN THE LEGION!

BUY THIS COMIC BOOK:


LEGION SECRET ORIGIN #1, $2.99


GET THIS OFFICIAL LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES FLIGHT* RING:



ABSOLUTELY FREE!


ON SALE TOMORROW, RESERVE YOUR COPY NOW!


(*does not impart actual flight ability in most cases)

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Monday, October 24, 2011

THREE DAYS OF PURE TERROR...

AND BARGAINS...the COMIX CONNECTION HALLOWEEN EXTRAORDINARIGANZA!


OK, NOT SO MUCH TERROR unless you're afraid you might miss some awesome deals! So just to remind you all, here's what's happening this SATURDAY OCTOBER 29th, SUNDAY OCTOBER 30th and MONDAY OCTOBER 31st at both Comix Connection locations:

ALL COLLECTED EDITIONS, GRAPHIC NOVELS AND BOOKS: 20% OFF! (With costume, 25% OFF!)

ALL STATUES, TOYS, T-SHIRTS, GAMES AND POSTERS: 20% OFF! (With costume, 25% OFF!)

ALL OLDER BACK ISSUES ON THE WALL: 25% OFF! (With costume, 30% OFF!)


(Be creative with your costume... to receive the additional discount, you must put some effort into it... not just a mask, please!)

And while you're at it, enter the costume contest!
AGES 12 and under:

1st Place - $25.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate
2nd Place - $10.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate
3rd Place - $5.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate
Ages 13+:

1st Place - $25.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate
2nd Place - $10.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate
3rd Place - $5.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate

And of course free Goldenberg's Peanut Chews!

And CLICK HERE for info about our annual Halloween Food Drive! Donate some food, be entered to win fabulous prizes in our drawing!

See you there! I'll be the guy in the fat old comic shop owner costume!

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

I want a pair of boots with this

SCIENCE!
Quantum levitation:



"Suspending a superconducting disc above or below a set of permanent magnets. The magnetic field is locked inside the superconductor ; a phenomenon called 'Quantum Trapping'."


For more info, click HERE!

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Next weekend, plus Monday!

Be there or be the opposite of an oblate spheroid.



(click image to embiggen)

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Friday, October 21, 2011

The Greatest Pop Culture Catalog In The Entire Universe


I'm not sure if you're aware of this but good old York, Pennsylvania harbors quite possibly the greatest catalog of pop culture memorabilia and ephemera existing today. Catalog #204 just opened and you can go to the Hake's Americana & Collectibles website HERE and check out the amazing offerings that Hake's manages to assemble several times a year! Go take a look... it's amazing in the true sense of the word. You will be amazed. Here's just a few things that caught my eye:









Seriously, brew a nice pot of tea, settle in and go look through the online catalog... see what you can find. And maybe even bid on something!

There's always this item from the Bill Wahl Collection:




There is just so much more in this current catalog, including autographs, political buttons, World's Fair stuff, cowboy hero memorabilia, rock music items, and on and on and on. Seriously, if you like American pop culture like we do, you'll love this stuff!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Comix Connection's Halloween Food Drive!


As noted on this very 'blog a few days ago, Comix Connection is hosting a costume contest during it's THREE DAY HALLOWEEN EXTRAORDINARIGANZA on Saturday, October 29th through Monday, October 31st! As a bonus addition to the already spectacular sale discounts, if you come into either store in costume (more than just a mask and a hat please, be creative!) you will receive an additional 5% discount on top of these other featured discounts! Read more about that HERE!

Well, in addition to all that cool goodness, we'd like to ask something of you. Won't you help us gather food items for the York Rescue Mission at Comix Connection - York and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg? As a way to spur donations, we at Comix Connection will enter you in a Fabulous Prize Drawing, one entry for each IN-DATE food item donated. (Please note: all donated food items must be at least three months in-date to be accepted!) Donate 2 cans of soup, get two entries into the prize drawing. Donate 136 boxes of instant mashed potatoes, get 136 entries! (How about donating some gravy, huh?)

We'll be adding to the Loot Hoard, but here's a sample of the Fabulous Prizes we're giving away at each store:

A BATMAN Statue by Tony Daniels
Comix Connection Gift Cards
An in-stock T-Shirt of your choice
Collected editions/graphic novels
Copies of the incredibly awesome AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666 COMIX CONNECTION STORE PHOTO VARAINT
ZOMBIE FLUXX game


and more to be announced!


So please help us help hungry Pennsylvanians... it'll help make some peoples' Halloween a bit less scary.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday Highlights 10/19/11

Here's a brief recap of some of the cool stuff arriving at Comix Connection this week:

-30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #1

-BATMAN #1 2ND print, BATMAN #2



BETTIE PAGE PINT GLASS SET



-BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER PINT GLASS SET




D&D LEGEND OF DRIZZT BOARD GAME


-FEAR ITSELF #7


HP LOVECRAFT THE DUNWICH HORROR #1


-JUSTICE LEAGUE #2, JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 COMBO PACK



KEY OF Z #1


STAR FLUXX CARD GAME


-STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #1



Restock -> STAY-PUFT CAFFEINATED MARSHMALLOWS


-UNCANNY X-MEN #544



WALKING DEAD COMIC SERIES 1 Action Figures



WALKING DEAD NOVEL VOL 01 RISE OF THE GOVERNOR



WALKING DEAD SURVIVORS GUIDE

-WOLVERINE #17

It's on the shelves, so COME AND GET IT!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Jim Lee and Geoff Johns' JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 on sale tomorrow!


It's Superman VS. Batman!

That's right, the long-awaited SECOND ISSUE of Jim Lee and Geoff Johns' JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 will be available for sale at Comix Connection this Wednesday!

WOOO HOOOOO!

And to clarify, it isn't late or behind schedule. According to my pal Stuart at DC, this was always intended to be a "THIRD WEEK OF THE MONTH BOOK", and that DC just shipped the first issue early to start the entire NEW DCU 52 off on the right foot! All subsequent issues of JUSTICE LEAGUE will ship monthly like clockwork on every third Wednesday!
See you tomorrow!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Comix Connection's Halloween Costume Contest!


As noted on this very 'blog yesterday, Comix Connection is hosting a costume contest during it's THREE DAY HALLOWEEN EXTRAORDINARIGANZA on Saturday, October 29th through Monday, October 31st! As a bonus addition to the already spectacular sale discounts, if you come into either store in costume (more than just a mask and a hat please, be creative!) you will receive an additional 5% discount on top of these other featured discounts:

ALL COLLECTED EDITIONS, GRAPHIC NOVELS AND BOOKS: 20% OFF! (With costume, 25% OFF!)

ALL STATUES, TOYS, T-SHIRTS, GAMES AND POSTERS: 20% OFF! (With costume, 25% OFF!)

ALL OLDER BACK ISSUES ON THE WALL: 25% OFF! (With costume, 30% OFF!)

And while you're at it, enter the costume contest!

AGES 12 and under:

1st Place - $25.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate
2nd Place - $10.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate
3rd Place - $5.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate

Ages 13+:

1st Place - $25.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate
2nd Place - $10.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate
3rd Place - $5.00 Comix Connection Gift Certificate

Plus bonus prizes to be announced!

And of course free Goldenberg's Peanut Chews!



Additionally, there's always the Special Secret Comix Connection Event Bounceback Coupon! Those of you who have participated in our special events already know about this secret coupon... those of you who haven't been to one of our events... well, what's keeping you? Come on in!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Announcing Comix Connection's Halloween Sale 2011!


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31st

ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS: $1.00 EACH!
ALL 2/99¢ COMICS: 10¢ EACH!
ALL COLLECTED EDITIONS, GRAPHIC NOVELS AND BOOKS: 20% OFF!
ALL STATUES, TOYS, T-SHIRTS, GAMES AND POSTERS: 20% OFF!
ALL OLDER BACK ISSUES ON THE WALL: 25% OFF!


WEAR A COSTUME, GET AN ADDITIONAL 5% OFF ALL DISCOUNTED ITEMS! (REAL costumes, please, not just a mask!)

COSTUME CONTEST! BOTH STORES! TWO CATEGORIES: 12 AND UNDER and 13 AND UP! STAY TUNED FOR PRIZE LIST!

Most importantly:
ONCE AGAIN WE WILL BE GATHERING CANNED FOOD DONATIONS FOR THE YORK RESCUE MISSION AND THE PENNSYLVANIA FOOD BANK - FOR EVERY CANNED FOOD ITEM YOU DONATE, YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE ENTRY INTO A PRIZE DRAWING!

PLUS FREE GOLDENBERG'S PEANUT CHEWS! 'NUFF SAID!

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

What do you all think of this?


FREE COMIC BOOK DAY twice a year?

"The traditional FCBD on the first Saturday in May will still happen in 2012, but Diamond indicated that there was interest from both large and small publishers in supporting a similar event tied-in to Halloween..."

Read the rather brief article HERE over at the ICV2 website.

So what do you think of that?

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Friday, October 14, 2011

"British kids get the best toys"

So said long-time fan Thomas Hayes in an email to me recently.

Check this out:




  • 10 authentic Dalek phrases including 'Exterminate'
  • Incorporates unique 360 degree turning system with foot operated accelerator.
  • Sounds and lights.
  • Over 4ft tall and suitable for ages 3-6 with a maximum weight of 4 stone 10lb (30kgs).
Go HERE to get the full details.


I want one. Uh, for Maxwell of course!

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Just in case you haven't seen this yet

The new AVENGERS movie trailer!



WOOT! Looks awesome, doesn't it? This truly is the best time to be a comic book fan!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday Highlights 10/12/11

Here's your weekly peek at some of the overtly cool stuff available at Comix Connection this week:

-100 BULLETS hardcover BOOK 1


ABSOLUTE IDENTITY CRISIS hardcover book


-AVENGING SPIDER-MAN DAILY BUGLE Newspaper (Free!)



BATMAN ARKHAM CITY hardcover book



BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, and SUPERMAN MIGHTY WALLET


-BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 FREEFALL #2


-RESTOCK: CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURE COLLECTION MAGAZINE SPIDER-MAN, THING, TOAD, MOONDRAGON, RED SKULL, IRON FIST, MS MARVEL, AND SPECIAL APOCALYPSE




DANIEL CLOWES DEATH-RAY hardcover book
(BILL'S PICK OF THE YEAR!)




-RESTOCK: DC SUPERHERO FIGURE COLLECTION MAGAZINE DEATHSTROKE, HAWKMAN, GUY GARDNER, POISON IVY, AND JOHN STEWART

-DEADWOOD BOARD GAME

-FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #258




HALO HEROCLIX 10TH ANNIVERSARY BOOSTER PACK


-STAR TREK PIZZA CUTTER (see yesterday's post)


DARTH VADER CANDY BOWL




TWILIGHT MANGA VOL 02 (finally!)




WALKING DEAD SERIES 1 ZOMBIE ACTION FIGURE 2-PK


-WOLVERINE BY JASON AARON OMNIBUS HARDCOVER VOL 01

-X-MEN REGENESIS #1 (Ask for your FREE X-MEN REGENESIS COASTER with purchase!)



*phew* That's just the tip of the iceberg this week... come on in and check out all the NEAT STUFF this week at Comix Connection!

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