Monday, August 25, 2014

Major Update

Not sure what you may have heard around the store, but the reason you haven't seen much of me lately is due to my hospitalization, Just a warning to anyone reading these words, if you suffer from occasional migraines and they suddenly increase in intensity and frequency - get to a damn hospital quick. A brain tumor is not something you can tough out.
It has been strange what has been going through my head lately, well, other other than radiation and scalpels that is. I am worried that I might not see the end of Grant Morrison's Multiversity series - even if they manage to keep it on schedule - it's six months away. More of a worry if the store will still be open at that point. I have limited options; I can try and sell, shut it down or just kind of fade away. I will not be able to work in the store again but I will try and do what's fairest for all the loyal customers who've been with me over the years.
i will try to update you more often

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Canada Day Closing

Sorry, but the store will be CLOSED for business on Tuesday for Canada Day.

We still have a HUGE stack of the FREE CAPT. Canuck Canada Day comic. Come in and get one before they are ALL gone.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Eternal Reviews

Batman Eternal #11

Batman Eternal is one of  DC's weekly titles, and this week's installment helps further a couple of earlier plots that helped kick off the series.

Batgirl is on the hunt for a mysterious man who was at the scene of the train derailment in Gotham. The same one that resulted in Jim Gordon's incarceration. Batgirl needs to find out who this man is and what, if any connection he has to the disaster. Sure enough, things aren't ever easy as Scorpiana and Batgirl end up at each others throats. It's nice to see the Jim Gordon angle revisited and furthered.

Julia Pennyworth is still rehabbing at Wayne Manor, making for a nice break from the chaos of chase and fight sequences. More than that, it's nice to see a little more emoting from the characters. Especially when those characters are family.

The Cluemaster plot gets some well written backstory, and we learn about his life before crime as well as his motivation. Stephanie exposes her fathers' early run-ins with Batman and tries to understand where and how her fathers' life went wrong.

A weekly Batman series is just what was needed, despite being another addition to the growing list of Batman books. The writing team of Snyder, Tynion, and Fawkes is a strong argument for the quality and consistency of the title, and a well varying art team keeps things interesting.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


More Bombshell covers this week, including Talia on Batman and Ra's #32
Batwoman on Batwoman #32, and Harley Quinn. She'll go quick.
Kill Shakespeare returns for another 4-issue run.
Original Sin #4 ships with 2 covers.
Wicked and Divine is a new Image title by Gillen and McKelvie( of Young Avengers and Journey into Mystery)about gods walking the Earth with the status of pop-stars. The O'Malley cover will go fast.

Saturday, June 7, 2014


Good week,not a lot of big stuff to mention though.
The spin-off to Original Sin starts this week, and of course its called "Original Sins", so that wont be confusing or anything.
DC 52 starts off Infinity Man and the Forever People, hopefully enough old school DC fans are still around to support a book like this.
Uncanny X-Men Special #1 starts off a 3 part story that runs through the Iron Man and Nova Specials this summer.
Figment is a Marvel comic based on an old Disney attraction.( kind of like Seekers of the Weird which just finished its run)
Empty Man is a new crime, horror comic by Cullen Bunn.
Red City is a new Image crime, sci-fi comic.
Couple more Bombshell covers this week, including Detective, Green Lantern Corps and Justice League United.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Weekly Reviews

Here is a review of the 2 weekly comics DC is doing .

Batman Eternal #9

Batman Eternal is a weekly series from DC and another addition to the list of bat-books on the shelf. Each issue is an installment in an epic Batman story that spans many characters and locations in the DCU.

In this week's issue, Batman heads to Japan to investigate the resurgence of Carmine Falcone, who has taken over the GCPD from the shadows and is now running Gotham city. Falcone was last seen in Japan, and when we're in Japan we can usually expect to see Jiro, them Japanese Batman. Jiro makes an appearance in this issue and fights alongside Batman to uncover the mystery of Falcone's reappearance in Gotham.

Batman Eternal is a good addition to the Batman books, especially if Zero year is moving too low or the stories in other Batman titles aren't working for you. This is a weekly series, so the story progresses at a more rapid pace when compared to other titles. It's got all of the standard qualities desired in a Batman book: mystery, detective work, plenty of characters, lots of action and the writers on the book are some of the most talented in the business.

Batman Eternal is a great choice if you're looking for a solid series that's easy to catch up on, and to follow along with.

Futures End #5

Another weekly series, this one taking place five years in the future. Futures End features rue whole cast of DC characters, including Batman Beyond who is at the forefront of the story.

In the distant future, the world has been taken over by an AI. The heroes, all turned into android bugs, only have one purpose: to assimilate all life into the AI. It's as dystopian a world as you can imagine, but Batman has a plan as always. Batman Beyond is sent back in time to prevent this future from happening.

Each character seems to have their own mini stories progressing which will converge into one down the line. This issue features Constantine, Firestorm, Grifter, Mr.Terriffic and a few others. Mr Terriffic announces a new consumer level T-Sphere which can store your essence much like a flash drive stores data, and Grifter is given an interesting ultimatum.

Futures End is only five weeks in, so we haven't seen any of the top tier heroes yet. How they'll factor in is anyone's guess, but there's still almost a years worth of story left as Futures End is a 52 week book.

Futures End will also be featured during DC's September event, during which each issue of the standard monthly titles will be a Futures End tie in. With some big writers working on the book, such as Jeff Lemire and Brian Azzarello, this seems like a pretty promising title.

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