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.

Friday, August 31, 2012

I got nothin' Part 718

A bit under the weather today, so just this to contemplate:



Give him a piece of chicken already! I want to hear this!


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Thursday, August 30, 2012

I got nothin' Part 11, 232

So there's this:



You're welcome.


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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday Highlights 8-29-2012

Have a peek at some of the cool things hitting our shelves this week:

JUSTICE LEAGUE #12

-RESURRECTION MAN VOL 1

-FUBAR: SUMMER SPECIAL


DC CLASSIC LEAD FIGURE: HELLBLAZER

-SPACEMAN #9 (final issue!)

DEBRIS #2

-BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #3

STEED AND PEEL (ongoing) #1

-PETER PANZERFAUST VOL 1

-WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #129.2

NATIONAL COMICS: LOOKER #1

-SCAM #1

-LOCKE & KEY: GRINDHOUSE


PHANTOM LADY #1

-GUARDING THE GALAXY TP

And from DC, the first batch of the
NEW 52 ANNUALS has arrived!


DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1

FLASH ANNUAL #1


GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #1


JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL #1


SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1


And lots, lots more! Come visit us and check it out!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

FREE WALKING DEAD BUTTONS!

BEHOLD:

Yep, you can grab some FREE WALKING DEAD BUTTONS tomorrow at Comix Connection! Why? Because we are THAT COOL.

Yes we are.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

I got nothin' Part 6490

I still got nuttin'.... except for this awesome picture:



Man, the world was full of adventure back in those days, wasn't it?


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Sunday, August 26, 2012

I got nothin' Part 3491


I have nothing to add.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

R.I.P. Neil Armstrong

(American astronaut Neil Armstrong, shortly after one-upping everyone in the entire universe forever.)

A sad day. One of humanity's singular heroes has passed away. Neil Armstrong, the first man ever to set foot on the surface of Earth's Moon is dead at age 82. What a life!

Read more about Armstrong HERE and HERE!

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Hubble's Hidden Treasures


I saw this link over at Metafilter: Hubble’s Hidden Treasures Revealed

Hubble has made over a million observations since launch, but only a small proportion are attractive images — and an even smaller number are ever actually seen by anyone outside the small groups of scientists that publish them. But the vast amount of data in the archive means that there are still many hundreds of beautiful images scattered among the valuable, but visually unattractive, scientific data that have never been enjoyed by the public.

We call these pictures Hubble’s hidden treasures, and a few months ago, we invited the public to look through Hubble’s science archive to help us find them.

The response was impressive, with almost 3000 submissions. More than a thousand of these images were fully processed: a difficult and time-consuming task. We’ve already started featuring the best of these in our Hubble Picture of the Week series.

And to say thanks, we’re awarding prizes for the best images you found.


Pictures like this:


And this:


And this:


TOO COOL! Go poke around and see what else you can find! Maybe the planet KRYPTON is out there somewhere...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fifth Annual Creator Cookout Update!


I FORGOT TO MENTION:

You all donated a whopping TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-ONE DOLLARS to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in addition to all the food donated! WAY TO GO, Y'ALL!

I'll be sending the Food Bank a Postal money order for $241.00 immediately!

THANKS ONCE AGAIN, everyone! Comic Book Fans are THE BEST!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday Highlights 8/22/2012

And here we are again for another brief look at some of the Very Cool Things on the shelves this week at Comix Connection:


ACG COLLECTED WORKS: ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN VOL 01, FORBIDDEN WORLDS VOL 01 HARDCOVER BOOKS

-ADVENTURE TIME #7



AVENGERS MOVIE IRON MAN MK VII ARTFX STATUE

-BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #1 (OF 4)

-BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SPIKE #1 (OF 5)




CLASSIC MARVEL CHARACTERS SERIES 2 #2 SUB MARINER



CTHULHU FLUXX CARD GAME

-DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE #4 (OF 4)



HARVEY HORRORS COLLECTED WORKS BLACK CAT MYSTERY VOL 1, CHAMBER OF CHILLS VOL 1, TOMB OF TERROR VOL 01, WITCHES TALES VOL 01 HARDCOVER BOOKS

-INVISIBLES OMNIBUS HARDCOVER BOOK

-LEGO BOOK REVISED EDITION HARDCOVER BOOK

-MARVEL MINIMATES FEAR ITSELF MIGHTY BOX SET, FEAR ITSELF WORTHY BOX SET

-STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS SITH HUNTERS TP

-UNTOLD TALES OF PUNISHER MAX #3 (OF 5)




WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1

AND A WHOLE LOT MORE! Come and see for yourself!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mom, Baseball, Apple Pie and Comix Connection


One of these things does not belong.

That's right, Apple Pie.
Because Mom is going to be at the York Revolution baseball game when Comix Connection provides a free comic book THIS THURSDAY August 23rd!


This Thursday, August 23, it's the Revs vs. Long Island, 6:30 p.m. with a cool Back To School Kickoff: The Comic Book Giveaway presented by Comix Connection (first 1,000 kids). Titles include Transformers, Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more! Look for a Super Special Secret Coupon with each comic book given away!

Read more about the Comic Book Giveaway presented by Comix Connection
THIS Thursday, August 23 vs. Long Island, 6:30 p.m. and buy tickets HERE!


Read more about the York Revolution Minor League Baseball Team HERE!



So come on out to America's Favorite Pastime and score a FREE COMIC BOOK too!

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Monday, August 20, 2012

You're all winners!


But some of you are more winner-ey than others!


Here's the results of the Food Drive Prize Drawing from Saturday's Fifth Annual Creator Cookout (for each food item donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, you get one entry into the Fabulous Prize Drawing:

1. $25 gift certificate - Kenna Rosensteel
2. White Picket Prisons by Kelli Owen - Robert Emery
3. For Emmy by Mary Sangiovanni - Lori Schaffner
4. Is There a Demon In You? (signed) - Valerie Murphy
5. Ghoul Screenplay and Storyboard by Brian Keene - Elizabeth Pellegrini
6. Justice League #9 Sketch Variant - Mike Troutman
7. The Cape #1 (signed by Joe Hill) - David Evans
8. Locke and Key #1 (signed by Joe Hill) - Barrie Hunking
9. Amazing Spider-Man #666 Comix Connection Variant - Michael Heaton
10. Dead of Night: Devil Slayer - Emma Piper


Thanks to all who donated, and of course thanks to everyone who makes the Creator Cookout so much fun: the guests and staff, and YOU the fans who show up in support! We literally couldn't do this fun event without you all! THANKS!

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fifth Annual Creator Cookout at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg a Huge Success!


WOW. That's all I can say... WOW. Boy was that fun! It was great to see so many of you who came out to the store for a bit of grub and to donate canned goods to the Pennsylvania Food Bank and to pick up some back issue bargains!

THANKS to Mike Hawthorne, Brian Keene, Dirk Shearer, Mary Sangiovanni, Kelli Owen, Duane Swierczynski and Andrew Griffith for coming out to the store and meeting the fans... you guys and gals are what make this event so much fun!

THANKS to everyone who came out and partook of the grill bounty and chatted with the guests! I saw quite a number of you with boxes full of dollar comics and who doesn't enjoy grilled parking lot meat?

SPECIAL THANKS
to everyone who donated foodstuffs (and cash) for the Pennsylvania Food Bank! Once again, you all outdid yourselves... there were more than two huge barrels of food brought in, with a sizable overflow too! Once we get the final tally, I'll post it!

THANKS to the indefatigable Mark and Carol Boyce. Let's see, they brought the awning and the grill, chopped the veggies, brought supplies, tended the food all day, supervised everything, cleaned up... heck, they pretty much run the show!

THANKS
to Lori Schaffner and Robert Emery, who hold down the fort at the PA Food Bank Donation Station in the blistering sun all day... and they both donated HUGE PILES of food themselves too!

THANKS
to the stalwart Comix Connection Counter Monkeys who kept things running smoothly: Manager Joe, Paul, Matt, Jesse, J-Mac and special import Manager Jared! The only thing missing was Nicky!

SPECIAL THANKS of course to Mike Hawthorne for grilling the meat! The kabobs are always a high point of the day!

Oh and thanks to the Parking Lot Accordion Player! What a great way to kick off the day! THANKS!


And to everyone out there... SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Creator Cookout TODAY at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg!


That's right, today is the Fifth Annual Creator Cookout at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg!

From Noon - 3PM meet creators Mike Hawthorne, Brian Keene, Dirk Shearer, Kelli Owen , Mary Sangiovanni, Duane Swerzinski and Andrew Griffith right there in the parking lot in front of Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg and have a burger or hotdog or one of those delicious Harthorne Kabobs absolutely FREE!


BRING CANNED FOOD ITEMS to donate to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank... each item donated gets you an entry into our Fabulous Prize Drawing! Also, the top three donators get a piece of ORIGINAL ART by Mike Hawthorne!

While you're there, help yourself to some back issue comic books, as ALL BACK ISSUECOMICS IN THE BINS are a MERE ONE DOLLAR EACH!

And don't forget to pick up your Super Secret Special Event Coupon for future reference!

What are you waiting for? Come on out to the cookout!



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Friday, August 17, 2012

Checklist for tomorrow's CREATOR COOKOUT at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg

Here's a handy checklist for tomorrow's Fifth Annual CREATOR COOKOUT 2012 at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg:


As you well know, tomorrow, August 18th is the Fifth Annual Creator Cookout at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg right there in the parking lot out front from Noon until 3PM... but you may be thinking "What should I bring?" Well, here's a handy checklist:

  1. YOUR APPETITE - CONAN artist Mike Hawthorne works up a mean grill, delivering delicious treats to all present, free of charge! There will be multiple beverages of course, plus sides and condiments... DIG IN! (If you have special dietary needs, bring whatever food you can eat and Mike will find room for it on the grill!)
  2. OPTIONAL: BRING A COVERED DISH OR DESSERT OR A TUB OF LOBSTERS OR WHATEVER if you are so inclined... think of the Creator Cookout as sort of a "potluck" also! If you bring it, it will get eaten!
  3. SOME CANS OR PACKAGES OF (at least two months in-date) FOOD ITEMS - These are being collected for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to help hungry folks in our area... won't you please donate? BONUS: For each food item donated, you will receive one entry into our Fabulous Prize Drawing, which includes original art by Mike Hawthorne, signed stuff by Brian Keene and others, swell prizes and much much more! (If you donate cash, you will receive one entry for each dollar donated!) Help us to help others!
  4. STUFF BY MIKE HAWTHORNE, BRIAN KEENE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, KELLI OWEN, MARY SANGIOVANNI ,DIRK SHEARER and DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI - You'll have plenty of opportunity to chat with these awesome creators, and they will gladly sign any of their stuff... and if you don't have something to sign, we will have their works available!
  5. YOUR CAMERA - Get your picture taken with these guys to capture and hold the memories of this momentous time! You'll be able to show your less-cool friends that you rub elbows with famous creators! How awesome is that?
  6. YOUR SPARE CHANGE/MAD MONEY - ALL back issues in the bins at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg are ONLY ONE DOLLAR EACH ALL DAY! Fill a box!
  7. SUNSCREEN, HATS AND SUNGLASSES - I learned this one last year the hard way... on Sunday I looked like a Typical Florida Tourist. Learn not to burn!
  8. CHAIRS - We do have a bunch of chairs, but we may run out as this event gets bigger every year... if you require seating, throw a couple folding chairs in your trunk just to be on the safe side!
BONUS: Manager Jared of Comix Connection - York will be making a rare appearance... this is an opportunity for you to get him to sign your copy of the COMIX CONNECTION STORE PHOTO COVER VARIANT of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666!

Let's have some fun in the sun, folks... what better way to spend a Saturday than hanging with creative talent eating grilled meats?


REMEMBER:

  • Free Food from Noon until 3PM
  • Cool creative types to hang around and chat with
  • Food Drive with awesome prizes to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank... for each food item donated, get one entry into our Fabulous Prize Drawing
  • ALL BACK ISSUES IN THE BINS AT COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG ARE A MERE ONE DOLLAR EACH ALL DAY

BE THERE TOMORROW!

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Creator Cookout at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg adds prizes!


This just in: Guest artist Mike Hawthorne has pledged


THREE PIECES OF ORIGINAL ART

to the

TOP THREE FOOD DONATIONS

for the Pennsylvania Food Bank Food Drive this Saturday at Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg's Creator Cookout 2012~


SO BRING US YOUR (in-date at least two months) CANS!

There are lots of other prizes too... see you on Saturday!

Also: Writers Mary SanGiovanni and Kelli Owen and TRANSFORMERS artist Andrew Griffith will also be attending! (Sadly J.F. Gonzalez is unable to attend.)

Read more about Creator Cookout 2012 HERE!
SEE YOU ALL THERE!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday Highlights 8/15/2012

Here's a brief look at the great stuff leaping off the shelves at Comix Connection this week:

-ALABASTER WOLVES #5 (OF 5)

-AVENGERS #29 AVX

-AVENGERS VS X-MEN #10 (OF 12



BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE DARWYN COOKE


BATMAN TOON TUMBLERS BOX SET

-BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #1 (OF 4)

-BRICKJOURNAL #19



CAPTAIN AMERICA TEE CAPS NAVY T-SHIRT

-CATWOMAN #12



DC HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE


DOCTOR WHO TARDIS ICE BUCKET

-FATALE #7



GAME OF THRONES COFFEE MUG BARATHEON, GREYJOY, LANNISTER


GREEN LANTERN TOON TUMBLERS BOX SET

-JERICHO SEASON 4 #1 (OF 5)

-PEANUTS VOL 2 #1 (OF 4)

-RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE #125




SAGA #6

-WALKING DEAD #101

-WITCHBLADE DEMON REBORN #1 (OF 4)



There you go! C'mon in and grab some goodies!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Art and Horror

That is: Where Art and My Horror Of Seeing Books Destroyed collide:


See more HERE!

I'm not sure exactly how I feel about these. Yes, it's art and expression, but sheesh you trashed those books! What do you think, dear reader?

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Monday, August 13, 2012

BIN COMICS ONLY $1 EACH at the Creator Cookout in Mechanicburg this Saturday!


That's right, ALL BACK ISSUE COMICS IN THE BINS are a mere ONE DOLLAR EACH all day Saturday to help celebrate the Fifth Annual Creator Cookout, hosted by artist Mike Hawthorne and writer Brian Keene, with additional guests Dirk Shearer, Duane Swierczynski, Kelli Owen, Mary SanGiovanni and Andrew Griffith! (Sadly J.F. Gonzalez had to cancel.)

ALL BIN COMICS
ONE DOLLAR EACH
ALL DAY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th
COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBUG

Additionally, we're holding a food drive for many swell prizes to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank... each within-two-months-dated food item gets you an entry into the drawing, so bring a bag of cans!

And of course, there's FREE GRUB from Noon until 3PM or so... COME AND GET IT!

CLICK HERE for all the details, and SEE YOU THERE!

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Rest in Peace, Joe Kubert

This is sad news to report, but word is out on Twitter and many comics news sites like Comic Book Resources, that comic book legend, Joe Kubert, has died.  He was 85 years old.  There's so much that can be said about his career. I cannot briefly cover it all here.  While it's been noted Kubert started as young as ten years old around the offices of some publishers, "officially" he got his start in 1942, at the age of fifteen. Kubert exercised his pencil doing six page back-ups in books like Cat-Man and Blue Beetle, and learned color working up reprints of Will Eisner's The Spirit for Quality Comics. Then in 1943, he came to work at All-American Comics, a predecessor company of the future DC Comics.  At All-American, Kubert illustrated the Seven Soldiers of Victory, 50 page feature story, for Leading Comics and stayed on at DC (while artistically moonlighting a bit at Fiction House, Avon, and Harvey Comics) and started his work on Hawkman in 1945.  Throughout the 40s and 50s, Kubert freelanced as an artist for various publishers such as EC and Atlas, where he worked hard, furthered his style, and even developed some of his own creations, such as the Prehistoric adventurer, Tor, while at St Johns Comics.  By 1955 though, Kubert exclusively worked for DC Comics and oh boy! did their line of books benefit for it!  Viking Prince, Hawkman, The Haunted Tank, Sgt. Rock!  I can't imagine DC Comics without Joe Kubert!  Considering Kubert's final works, inking his son, Andy, on Before Watchmen: Nite Owl, and the upcoming collaborative anthology mini series, Joe Kubert Presents, I think DC Comics has been very glad to have him all of these years.   Joe Kubert is a legend with a body of work for numerous publishers and independently as a writer and artist.  He leaves behind a big and very talented family.  The school he founded to teach the art form of making the comic book.   Last but certainly not least, a legion of fans the world over exist to celebrate his life and the legacy of his work.

If I may be a bit personally sentimental, I've met Joe Kubert on three occasions.  Once at his school, and twice at shows.  The last time was at the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2009.  I enjoyed that time best because I actually got to talk to him for quite some time uninterrupted.  He thought I was looking for the line to go see Adam Hughes, but I said "No, I'd rather see you", to which he laughed.  I asked him to sign an issue of Our Army at War that had seen a lifetime of reading and I babbled endlessly about how my dad introduced me to Sgt. Rock, how greatly I enjoyed his work, and how I was there working but looking for Losers back issues when I could.  He was gracious and asked me what else was on my checklist for the con and I told him I was hunting for stuff by Alex Toth to which he laughed and replied "good boy".  I thanked him for his time and went back to the Comix Connection booth.

That's my story.  I'm off now to read some comics and do a bit of celebrating that legacy tonight.  Rest in peace, Mr. Kubert.

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