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.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wednesday Highlights 2/29/12

LEAP YEAR DAY EDITION! Since there's nothing special to do on this Leap Year Day 2012, why not pop in at Comix Connection and check out this week's new releases?

We've got:

-AVENGERS #23



BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #1

-BETTIE PAGE IN DANGER #2 (MR)

-DARKNESS #100



RESTOCK -->> DEADPOOL BUST BANK

-GAME OF THRONES #6




GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO ANNUAL #1

-JOE HILL THE CAPE #4

-the slightly late JUSTICE LEAGUE #6




LEGEND OF ZELDA BUILDABLE FIGURES, MARIO KART DS PULL BACKS, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG BUILDABLE FIGURES

-MAGIC THE GATHERING #2

-NEW AVENGERS #22




PREVIEWS #282 (For sale at our cost -$2.70- if you subscribe!)



RALPH WIGGUM COMICS #1

-SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #234




TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MICRO SERIES #3 DONATELLO

-TWELVE #10 (OF 12)

-UNCHARTED #4 (OF 6)




WALKING DEAD #94

-X-MEN PRELUDE TO SCHISM collected edition

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

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

We love libraries


Check out THIS LINK to a list of 20 fantastic home libraries! Outstanding spaces!

For more fun, CLICK HERE for 20 amazing bookstores and CLICK HERE to see 25 astonishing college libraries from around the world!

Now look at your digital reader.

Sad, isn't it?

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Monday, February 27, 2012

We just wanted to say


THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Well, that was just plain awesome! Big thanks go out to everyone who made our 24th Anniversary Event special!

Thanks to all the friendly faces who came in and partook of our fabulous 24% OFF Sale... it was great to see you all! Special thanks to everyone who brought in toy donations for Garrison Carida of the 501st Star Wars costume characters to use in their childrens charities work! You folks should feel proud that you will be bringing smiles to kids' faces! THANK YOU!

And big THANKS of course to the members of Garrison Carida for really bringing the fun to the event. It's awesome to watch kids interact with you guys and gals... so much fun to see a new generation of fans coming up!


HUUUUGE thanks to our special guest creators in the York store: JESSICA EPPLEY, ANDREW GRIFFITH, and DIRK SHEARER! Thanks for appearing at our birthday celebration... I think you may have gained some new fans! We hope we can have all of you back soon!


And of course thanks to all the Comix Connection Counter Monkeys... we couldn't do it without you guys and gal! Thanks for being a part of our 24-year history! You all are a part of what makes us such a huge success! Here's to twenty-four more years!




Oh and HERE'S a link to some photos from Comix Connection - York... enjoy and tag yourself!

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Comix Connection's 24th Birthday Event Part 2: Electric Boogaloo


That's right, there's still time to partake of the fun during Comix Connection's 24th Birthday Event and Sale!

Everything* AT BOTH STORES is still a whopping 24% OFF today!

You can still donate still-in-the-package toys and action figures (Star Wars preferred but any will do) for which you can select FIVE FREE COMIC BOOKS OUT OF THE BINS, your choice... the toys will go to the troops of Garrison Carida of the 501st Star Wars costume characters to use in their charity work!

The celebration runs through 5:00PM today at both stores, so come on in and scoop up some bargains, grab some free comics with your toy donations, and see the Comix Connection Counter Monkeys in their natural habitat! (Just don't feed them please.)

Oh and you might have seen us on the front page of the York Sunday News... HERE'S a link to the article that uses pictures of yesterday's 24th Anniversary Event fun at Comix Connection - York which sadly doesn't mention the Charity Toy Drive. PLEASE BRING US TOYS FOR KIDS! You all filled the donation bins yesterday, let's see if we can do it again today!


*With the exception of new (unbagged) comic books, Gift Cards, vending machine trinkets and gumballs!)

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Help us celebrate our 24th Birthday!


All day today and all day tomorrow,

EVERYTHING* IN BOTH COMIX CONNECTION STORES IS A WHOPPING

24% OFF!


Stop in and see us and

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR TWENTY-FOUR AWESOME YEARS OF COMICAL FUNNYBOOK GOODNESS!

*With the exception of New (unbagged) Comics, Gift Cards, vending machine totchkes and gumballs!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Meet some cool creative types

This Saturday from NOON until 3PM ONLY AT COMIX CONNECTION - YORK!

Meet:


JESSICA EPPLEY, AUTHOR
DIRK SHEARER, ILLUSTRATOR
ANDREW GRIFFITH, ARTIST

Read all about the cool creators HERE, read about the STAR WARS character appearance HERE. and read about the GIANT 24% OFF SALE HERE!

Oh and read HERE about how you can donate toys to children in need and get FIVE FREE COMICS OUT OF THE BINS for each still-in-the-package toy donated!




THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - 24% OFF EVERYTHING AT BOTH STORES!

(except unbagged new comics, gumballs, vending machine trinkets and Gift Cards)

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

A DC NATION cartoon preview


Featuring PLAS himself:



Read more about it HERE on ICV2.com!

Too cool!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday Highlights 2/22/12

Aaaand here's this weeks short and incomplete list of All Stuff Cool hitting the racks and shelves this week at Comix Connection:

-AQUAMAN #6

-ARCHIE #630 (ARCHIE MEETS KISS PART 4)

-BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #6



BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD SIMPLE BEAVIS T/S



CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #166 MAGIK, #167 BEETLE, SPECIAL NORTHSTAR AND AURORA


-DARK HORSE PRESENTS #9


DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG #100 RAVAGER, #101 MON-EL

-DOCTOR WHO KEEP CALM I'M THE DOCTOR NAVY T-SHIRT

-FANTASTIC FOUR #603

-INCORRUPTIBLE #27



LAST ZOMBIE NEVERLAND #1 (OF 5)



MAD MAGAZINE #514



MARVEL SELECT GREEN GOBLIN ACTION FIGURE



MY LITTLE PONY MYSTERY PONY FIGURES

-SECRET AVENGERS #23

-SOULFIRE VOL 3 #7




STAR WARS ANAKIN SKYWALKER LIGHTSABER LAMP, STAR WARS DARTH VADER LIGHTSABER LAMP


-SUPERMAN #6

-TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #7

-ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #7

-UNCANNY X-FORCE #22



WALKING DEAD 4 PC PINT GLASS SET

-WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #6

-X-MEN #25

-X-MEN LEGACY #262


and so very much more... stop in and see for yourself!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Only FOUR MORE DAYS!

Until the Gala Comix Connection 24th Anniversary Event!

(As usual, click on image to embiggen!)

-->> Everything in both stores is 24% off* both this coming Saturday February 25th and Sunday February 26th! <<--

And don't forget to help the kids:


Meet the Star Wars Costume Characters from Garrison Carida of the 501st who will be invading the York store for fun and photographs only on Saturday from 12Noon until 3PM! ***BRING YOUR CAMERAS*** The Garrison will be collecting still-in-the-package action figures (Star Wars preferred, but any will do) for them to give away when they visit kids in children's hospitals. FOR EACH GOOD CONDITION ACTION FIGURE YOU DONATE, YOU CAN PICK ANY FIVE COMICS OUT OF THE BINS AT EITHER STORE! You may still donate toys at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg... we will make sure they get to the troops to use in their charity work! Read more about Vader's Fist HERE!


ALSO READ HERE ABOUT THE YORK-STORE-ONLY SPECIAL GUEST CREATORS!

See you on the weekend!


*With the exception of NEW COMICS, GIFT CARDS, VENDING MACHINE TRINKETS and -uh- oh yeah GUMBALLS! Those things are all regular price. Additionally, this store-wide discount cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy RESIDENTS DAY!


Yay! It's RESIDENTS DAY! Let's celebrate by doing something avant garde today!



Wait what?

Oh.
Never mind.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

February PREVIEWS orders are due now!


So if there's anything you want out of the current issue of PREVIEWS, let your Friendly Neighborhood Comix Connection Counter Monkey know! You can even call or email (bill@comixconnection.c0m) with any special orders, just do it soon! The March PREVIEWS should be in stores next week. OK, gotta motor, working on the orders for stuff shipping in April...

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Nicky gets a letter published!

That's right! Comix Connection Counter Monkey Extraordinaire Nicky recently had her letter to the Editor published in the latest issue of JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY!



Avid reader and fan Edward summed it up best in the comments section of this blog a few days ago, so I'm reposting it here:
Just needed to let you guys know - Nicky's been published. Last page of latest Journey Into Mystery (letter page), a succinct, witty and well-crafted comment lavished well-earned praise upon the good folks who produce that vastly under-rated title. And who was the author of the well-crafted comment? One, "Nicky - Comix Connection, PA". Awesome, huh? She even garnered a direct response from Kieron Gillen himself! Direct quote from K.G. to Nicky - "You're awesome." Rock on Nicky!

You know, this gets me to thinking (dangerous, I know). But Nicky seems to have a talent for finding her way into these 4-color periodicals we all base our lives on so much. Here, she not only gets a comment published but also a direct response from the writer herself. Last year (or so), I think she made an actual appearance in the pages of Power Girl (counter girl in comic shop with purple lock of hair).

No doubt - she's completely outclassing the rest of us. When's the last time any of you guys were in a comic (other than as a gutted and hung corpse)? Bill? Joe? Jared? Ned?

Yeah - I didn't think so . . .

2/11/2012 10:50 AM

This event has stirred Manager Jared to also submit some letters... how about you? Why not let your favorite comic book creators know how much you like/don't like what they're doing? All it takes is a stamp (or the press of an email button!) Go for it!

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Friday, February 17, 2012

This is interesting


Pirated cover image on right side, stolen from the production department?

From the ICV2 website:

Marvel Digital Bootlegs an Inside Job?

In a lengthy article on 4thLetter.net, Brothers and Uzumeri make an interesting case that “someone is getting access to a PDF (of the Marvel titles), or something, and dumping it to JPG before releasing it to the net.” They note that the fonts used on the covers don’t match those on the actual comics, which they ascribe to the tool that the scanners are using to dump the jpegs, which can't match the actual fonts.

Read the entire article HERE!

(On a side note, I love watching people defend the pirating of comic books/music/video. So much for rewarding creators, eh?)

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

This just makes me laugh and laugh and laugh

Behold:



And LAUGH!



You're welcome!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday Highlights 2/15/12

OK, here's the weekly roundup of some of the great stuff filling the shelves at Comix Connection this week:


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #679.1



ARMY OF DARKNESS ONGOING #1



AVENGERS OMNIBUS HARDCOVER BOOK VOL 01



DC SUPER PETS YOUNG READERS DIGESTS: AMAZING MINI MUTTS, ATTACK OF THE INVISIBLE CATS, BACKWARD BOWWOW, BARNYARD BRAINWASH, BATTLE BUGS OF OUTER SPACE, CANDY STORE CAPER, HOPPING HERO,P SALAMANDER SMACKDOWN, SLEEPY TIME CRIME, STARRO AND THE SPACE DOLPHINS, SUPER PETS SHOWDOWN, SUPERPOWERED PONY



DOCTOR WHO DALEKS 24X36 POSTER, DOCTOR WHO DOCTOR & AMY 24X36 POSTER, DOCTOR WHO KEEP CALM 24X36 POSTER

-FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #3

-GI JOE 2 RETALIATION MOVIE PREQUEL #1

-INFESTATION 2 TRANSFORMERS #2 (OF 2)




MARVEL CAPTAIN AMERICA NEON SIGN



SOUTH PARK BUILDABLE FIGURES SERIES GACHAs!



MARVEL THOR BOTTLE OPENER

-PETER PANZERFAUST #1

-STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI FORCE STORM #1




STEPHEN KING JOE HILL ROAD RAGE #1

-VIDEO WATCHDOG #166

-WINTER SOLDIER #2


And there you have it... a sampling of the many goodies to be found at Comix Connection this week. Stop by soon!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Donate still-in-the-package toys, get FREE COMICS out of the bins on February 25 and 26th!


(Click to embiggen!)

That's right! All weekend, during the upcoming Comix Connection 24th Anniversary Event and Sale, for every still-in-the-package action figure or toy you donate, you can select any FIVE COMIC BOOKS out of the bins at either Comix Connection location!

As noted HERE, elements of Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion Star Wars costume characters will be appearing ONLY AT THE YORK STORE on Saturday February 25th from noon until 3PM, but we will be gathering much-needed toys for the Garrison's children's charity work.

Bring toys to EITHER Comix Connection from Saturday February 25th through Sunday February 26th and you can pick ANY FIVE COMICS out of the bins at EITHER STORE! Help us help kids, get FIVE FREE COMICS!


Remember, Star Wars toys preferred, but any will do.

Let's fill those donation boxes folks, and help bring some smiles to some faces!

(Oh and of course there will be some special guests at the York store from Noon until 3PM and both stores are having a giant 24% OFF SALE too! See you there!)

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Monday, February 13, 2012

There is absolutely nothing that can't be fixed with duct tape


Even a broken heart!

CLICK HERE to learn how to make REALISTIC DUCT TAPE ROSES for your St. Valentine's Day sweetie!

You'll need this:



Have fun!

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bring on the talent!

As you know, Comix Connection's big event - the 24th Anniversary Sale which is on Saturday, February 25th from 10AM - 9PM and Sunday the 26th from 12Noon - 5PM at BOTH STORES - will also feature cool guests ONLY AT THE YORK STORE!

FROM 12NOON UNTIL 3PM ON SATURDAY IN THE YORK STORE ONLY for chat and autographs:


JESSICA EPPLEY, AUTHOR - Jessica is from York, PA and has a Liberal Arts degree from Penn State. Currently she is earning her BA in English at UMUC online. She has been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and finally self-published her first novel Back Alleys in 2003. Years later, The Book of Siavon was born. The series will include at least four novels with a possibility of more.


DIRK SHEARER, ILLUSTRATOR
- Dirk has done work for: FOX Broadcasting, Image Comics, Spencer’s Gifts, Pottery Barn, Lillian Vernon, York Wallcoverings, Ames True Temper, LSC Design, Martin Library of York, Fortress Publishing, Heywell Film Scripts, Evileye Books, Split Lip Webcomics


ANDREW GRIFFITH - artist of IDW's TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE! (Issue Number 1 was just released and we'll have copies available for purchase!)

So come out and meet some very talented people, and grab a fistful of bargain... and THANK YOU ALL for twenty-four years of Comix Connection goodness - we couldn't do it without you all!

(Oh , and don't worry about the York store having all the special guests and whatnot... Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg will host some talented people in August for the FIFTH ANNUAL CREATOR COOKOUT! Stay tuned for details.)

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