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, March 31, 2012

Hilariously awesome or awesomely hilarious?

I just ran across a story about these odd STAR WARS figures over on Metafilter:


"No line of unlicensed Star Wars figures is as sought after as the Turkish line known as Uzay. Produced sometime in the latter part of the 1980s, the primary charm of the Uzay figures lies in their blister card art; not only are the card images incredibly cheesy, at their best they border on the psychadelic. To some collectors, a figure like the Imperial Gunner, the blister card of which shows the figure standing beside a cleverly-photographed calculator, is just too goofy to resist. And don't get me started on the Chewbacca blister. Do you think they really have gourds on Kashyyyk?"
See them all HERE! How many of these do YOU have?



And which STAR WARS movie was "Head Man" in?

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Friday, March 30, 2012

You've probably seen this

If you're on the Internet at all, you've surely seen pictures like this over the last few days:


What's the story behind a guy in a Lamborghini dressed up as BATMAN? Read on:
The check-in attendant asked for identification. Batman said it was in his Batmobile. The check-in attendant, just doing her job, asked for his real name. “Lenny,” he announced. “B, as in Batman. Robinson.”

It took Batman approximately 20 minutes to reach the elevators. He stopped to hand out Batman toys to every child he saw, picking them up for pictures, asking them how they were feeling. LaTon Dicks snapped a photo of Batman standing behind her son DeLeon in his wheelchair. She’d recognized the Batmobile on her way in to the hospital. Like everyone else, she’d seen a TV report on him being stopped for speeding and protested, “You can’t pull over Batman.”
Read the entire article HERE!


Sounds to me like that guy is a REAL hero.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Big doings this coming TUESDAY!


Remember, this coming Tuesday April 3rd is the Comix Connection AVENGERS VS X-MEN EARLY RELEASE PARTY AND SALE!

That's right! On TUESDAY APRIL 3rd, we'll be celebrating the release of Marvel Comics' AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 with a special Early Release Party and SALE!

Here's the deets:

COMIX CONNECTION - YORK WILL BE BACKING TEAM X-MEN!

and COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG WILL BE ON THE SIDE OF TEAM AVENGERS!

We will be making BOTH TEAM-SPECIFIC ALTERNATE COVER VERSIONS OF AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 AVAILABLE AT BOTH STORES... let your Friendly Neighborhood Comix Connection Counter Monkey know that you want copies as soon as possible... call NOW, supplies are limited!

BONUS FREE STUFF:

-AVENGERS VS X-MEN STORE ALLEGIANCE MINI-POSTERS!

-AVENGERS VS X-MEN PINBACK BUTTONS!

-AVENGERS VS X-MEN GOLDENBERG'S PEANUT CHEWS!

THE BIG DEAL:


AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 WILL BE RELEASED FOR SALE AT BOTH STORES ON TUESDAY NIGHT, APRIL 3RD AT 8:00pm SHARP TO END AT 9:00PM.

THERE WILL ALSO BE PRIZE DRAWING ENTRIES MADE AVAILABLE FROM 8:00PM UNTIL 9:00PM!

Prizes PER STORE include:

1 - $25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE
1 - $10.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE
1 - $5.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE

Various RARE retailer incentive variants OF AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1:
3 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #0 CHEUNG VARIANTS
1 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #0 HANS PHOENIX VARIANT
3 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 JOHN ROMITA JR VARIANTS
1 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 STEGMAN VARIANTS

REMAINING COPIES OF AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE THE NEXT DAY ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 4TH AT 10:00AM!


SUPER SPECIAL ALL DAY SALE:

ALL MARVEL COMICS GRAPHIC NOVELS, TRADE PAPERBACKS AND COLLECTED EDITIONS will be a 20% OFF *ALL DAY * on Tuesday April 3rd (one day only!)

So, help us kick off the Marvel Summer of A VS X properly with an early look at this blockbuster gamechanger with some cool freebies, a great contest and a fantastic sale on all things Marvel! See you at the stores!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday Highlights 3/28/12

Hey fanboys and fangirls! It's time for the weekly look at some of the cool things gracing the shelves at Comix Connection:

-AQUAMAN #7 (you really should be reading this)


ASTERIX OMNIBUS HARDCOVER BOOK VOLUME 4

-ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADVENTURE #1

-AVENGERS VS X-MEN #0

-AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #5

-BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #7



BIG BANG THEORY TRADING CARDS

-BPRD HELL ON EARTH PICKENS COUNTY HORROR #1

-CHOKER #6 (OF 6) (FROM MAY 2010 FOR PETE'S SAKE!)

-DARK SHADOWS VOL 01 COLLECTED EDITION



DOCTOR WHO CHARACTER BUILDING 11 DOCTOR MINI FIGURE SET

-DOCTOR WHO END OF TIME JOURNAL AND RING SET

-DOROTHY OF OZ PREQUEL #1 (OF 4)

-JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #7

-MAGIC THE GATHERING #3



MARVEL MINIMATES DEADPOOL CORPS SET


Restock -->> MARVEL X TOKIDOKI FRENZIES

-MUNCHKIN 8 HALF HORSE WILL TRAVEL

-NEW DEADWARDIANS #1 (OF 8

-PREVIEWS #283 APRIL 2012 (for sale at our cost to subscribers)

-STAR TREK ONGOING #7



STAR WARS ANAKIN STATIC LIGHTSABER UMBRELLA, DARTH VADER STATIC LIGHTSABER UMBRELLA

-TORPEDO HC VOL 05

-ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN PREMIERE COMIC #1 -->> Free!

-UNCANNY X-FORCE #23

-WALKING DEAD #95


There's much more, come and see! And don't forget, next Tuesday sees the early release of AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1, plus a swell sale!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DrawerBoxes™ in your future!



Hey, we're gearing up for another huge DrawerBox™ order! If you are interested in having any held for you when they arrive, just let your Friendly Neighborhood Comix Connection Counter Monkey know and we will hold some back for you.

What's a DrawerBox™? Read on:

"DrawerBoxes™" are storage boxes designed for comics that fill from the end rather than the top. They are actually a two-part container, consisting of an outside shell that provides support and a drawer that slides out of the shell from the end. This eliminates the need to repeatedly move boxes to get the contents of the box at the bottom of the stack since all of the boxes can be opened just like a filing cabinet. And the shells are made of extra durable cardboard, reinforced in such a way that they will support much more weight than the old-fashioned long boxes. Yet, because each box is separate and has handles on each end, they are just as portable. DrawerBoxes™ can be stacked in any configuration you want and every comic in each drawer is still accessible. You can even remove the drawer in the box at the bottom of the stack and leave the rest of the boxes in place while you peruse your collection.



More info HERE at the Collection Drawer Company website!

RESERVE YOURS TODAY!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

We got your WALKING DEAD stuff RIGHT HERE!

I'm sure most of you already know this, but the current highest-rated cable TV series from AMC, WALKING DEAD is based on a COMIC BOOK from Image Comics! I know, right? And the coolest thing about the comic book is that it's VERY DIFFERENT from the TV show, but at the same time it's JUST AS GOOD! Both have the same extremely tense plotting and fantastic characters. Anyway, if you're coming into the hobby from the television side, this will serve as a brief guideline/introduction to what's available on the comic book side!


First off, WALKING DEAD is a monthly comic book series... we currently have just a few of the most recent issues in stock, but there's a new issue every month. (No, we don't have copies of issue number one lying around, those are long gone!)

The GOOD THING is that Image Comics keeps this comic available in print in a multitude of formats, all of which are available at Comix Connection. Behold:



There is the WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM
, which collects issues #1-48 (the first eight reprint volumes) in a huge handy volume for $59.99. (We're assuming there will be a second WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM soon after the monthly comic hits issue number 96 or so.)


There are currently FIFTEEN SOFTCOVER VOLUMES of WALKING DEAD
, each reprinting six consecutive issues of the monthly comic book. Volume One (reprinting issues #1-6) is a mere $9.99 (to give you an inexpensive taste of the WD goodness.) Volumes 2-15 are a reasonable $14.99 each! One of the neat things about these volumes is that the cover images connect to form one huge zombie-filled image!


The next way you can find WALKING DEAD in is in the Oversized Hardcover format.
There are currently seven of these bad boys available, and each reprints twelve issues of the monthly comic book, or two of the above-mentioned softcover volumes. These are large-format hardcover books with a nice binding that really look great on your shelf and can withstand multiple re-readings, which we're sure you will do with this series. These special volumes for the serious collector clock in at $34.99 a book!


A third way to enjoy WALKING DEAD is via the OMNIBUS format. These deluxe hardcover feature 24 issues of the hit series along with the covers for the issues all in massive, oversized slip-cased volumes. For the die-hard fan, these cost $100.00 each, and there are three volumes so far, taking you up to issue #72, with a fourth volume to be published soon.

ADDITIONAL COOL WALKING DEAD STUFF:

Comix Connection currently has a selection of additional WALKING DEAD stuff, like the prose novel WALKING DEAD: THE RISE OF THE GOVERNOR, which tells the story of one of comicdom's worst villains (who will soon make his appearance in the TV series):


and these cool pub glasses:



and coffee mugs:



there's even this cool board game:


and this awesome softcover book which is a guide to all the characters in WALKING DEAD:


and soon we will get these awesome FREE BUTTONS to give to fans:



So there you have it... when it comes to WALKING DEAD, Comix Connection has you covered! Stop in now to feed your hunger!

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

The last scary robotic-themed video

OK, this is the last scary robot-themed post I'm gonna put up for a while:



BECAUSE THEY'RE COMING FOR ME!



But of course I, for one, welcome our new Robotic Cheetah Overlords.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

I don't know why this scares me

I mean, what could possibly go wrong with


ROBOTIC JELLYFISH that are SELF-FUELED?



Right?

RIGHT?

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Epic drag race!

1960s BATMOBILE vs. 1989 BATMOBILE!


Guess which one wins:



The BATMOBILE WINS of course!

(Hat tip to Tom Hayes for the linky!)

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

And now, a moment of Zen



You're welcome.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday Highlights 3/21/12

Hey gang! Here's your weekly look at what's on the shelves on Comic Book Wednesday here at Comix Connection:

-ARCHIE AMERICANA HC VOL 03 BEST OF THE 60S



ART OF DANIEL CLOWES MODERN CARTOONIST Hardcover book

-AVENGERS X-SANCTION #4 (OF 4)

-BATMAN #7

-BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #2



D&D LORDS OF WATERDEEP BOARD GAME



DAY OF THE DEAD BUB Deluxe Action Figure



DOCTOR WHO KEEP CALM AND DON'T BLINK RED MUG, RED T-SHIRT



DOCTOR WHO TARDIS JOURNAL


DOCTOR WHO VAN GOGH EXPLODING TARDIS MUG, DOCTOR WHO VAN GOGH TARDIS T-SHIRT

-DOMINIQUE LAVEAU VOODOO CHILD #1

-EERIE PRESENTS HUNTER Hardcover book

-FLASHPOINT WORLD OF FLASHPOINT GREEN LANTERN softcover book, FLASHPOINT WORLD OF FLASHPOINT THE FLASH softcover book



GARBAGE PAIL KIDS Hardcover book



GONZO A GRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY OF HUNTER S THOMPSON

-HOAX HUNTERS #0


JOHN CARTER GODS OF MARS #1

-JUSTICE LEAGUE #7

-MEMORIAL #4 (OF 6)

-PEANUTS #3 (OF 4)



RAGEMOOR #1

-REBEL BLOOD #1 (OF 4)

-ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #1 (OF 4)




SINCEREST FORM OF PARODY SATIRICAL COMICS softcover book



SONIC GENESIS Hardcover book

-SUPERCROOKS #1 (OF 4)


THE WALKING DEAD BURIED MUG

-TINY TITANS #50

-VENOM BY RICK REMENDER VOLUME 01 softcover book


And that's just a small slice of the awesome pie that is the cool stuff that arrived this week. See for yourself!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Comix Connection AVENGERS VS X-MEN EARLY RELEASE PARTY AND SALE official flier!

It was too cool not to share here on the website... check it out, courtesy of MEGOSTEVE:



That's all kinds of awesome! See you at the party!

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Announcing the Comix Connection AVENGERS VS X-MEN EARLY RELEASE PARTY AND SALE!


That's right! On TUESDAY APRIL 3rd, Comix Connection will be celebrating the release of Marvel Comics' AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 with a special Early Release Party and SALE!

Here's the short and skinny:

COMIX CONNECTION - YORK WILL BE BACKING TEAM X-MEN!

and COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG WILL BE ON THE SIDE OF TEAM AVENGERS!

We will be making BOTH TEAM-SPECIFIC ALTERNATE COVER VERSIONS OF AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 AVAILABLE AT BOTH STORES... let your Friendly Neighborhood Comix Connection Counter Monkey know that you want copies as soon as possible... call NOW, supplies are limited!

BONUS FREE STUFF:


-AVENGERS VS X-MEN STORE ALLEGIANCE MINI-POSTERS!

-AVENGERS VS X-MEN PINBACK BUTTONS!

-AVENGERS VS X-MEN GOLDENBERG'S PEANUT CHEWS!

THE BIG DEAL:


AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 WILL BE RELEASED FOR SALE AT BOTH STORES ON TUESDAY NIGHT, APRIL 3RD AT 8:00pm SHARP TO END AT 9:00PM.

THERE WILL ALSO BE PRIZE DRAWING ENTRIES MADE AVAILABLE FROM 8:00PM UNTIL 9:00PM!


Prizes PER STORE include:
1 - $25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE
1 - $10.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE
1 - $5.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE
Various RARE retailer incentive variants OF AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1


REMAINING COPIES OF AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE THE NEXT DAY ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 4TH AT 10:00AM!

SUPER SPECIAL CRAZYTIME BONUS SALE:


ALL MARVEL COMICS GRAPHIC NOVELS, TRADE PAPERBACKS AND COLLECTED EDITIONS will be a 20% OFF *ALL DAY * on Tuesday April 3rd (one day only!)

So, help us kick off the Marvel Summer of A VS X properly with an early look at this blockbuster gamechanger with some cool freebies, a great contest and a fantastic sale on all things Marvel! See you at the stores!


There is also the possibility of cake, but don't count on it.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Big darkness, come soon

It's coming at 8:00PM on TUESDAY, APRIL 3rd... the biggest THROWDOWN SHOWDOWN EVER in the entire history of the Marvel Universe! It's


AVENGERS VERSUS X-MEN and Comix Connection has chosen sides!


COMIX CONNECTION - YORK WILL BE BACKING TEAM X-MEN



and COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG WILL BE ON THE SIDE OF TEAM AVENGERS!

What does this mean? Well, this means that the team-specific variants of AVENGERS VS X-MEN will be available at BOTH stores! RESERVE YOUR COPIES TODAY!

And this event is SO BIG that you will have to wait until tomorrow to get all the details! See you then, True Believers!

BONUS CHECKLIST #1:


There will be free buttons and mini-posters, a prize drawing for cool stuff and a big sale on ALL MARVEL books, trade paperbacks, graphic novels and collected editions!

And of course: AVENGERS VS X-MEN WILL BE RELEASED A DAY EARLY on TUESDAY, APRIL 3RD AT 8:00PM! Be there!

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Suddenly it all makes sense



Behold, the new DARK SHADOWS trailer:



Works for me!

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