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Garth Ennis’ RED TEAM: CrimeNoir – No Capes!

DYNAMITE Publishing Launches Crime Noir Line

with Garth Ennis’ RED TEAM!

  • You like Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips’ CRIMINAL and Diggle & Jock’s LOSERS.

  • You watch HBO’s  The WIRE and FX’s The SHIELD.

  • THE BOYS is over. You want more.

If you agree with any of the above statements, you want to read Garth Ennis & Craig Cermak’s RED TEAM.

Red Team is the story of a Major Crimes task force unit in the NYPD, four of New York’s finest- and smartest- who decide to murder a suspect. Very soon, the worst possible thing that could possibly happen… happens. And that’s just episode one.

Artist CRAIG CERMAK says, “Dark and moody are what I think some of my strong points are artistically, and that is what this series has. Interesting characters, a great premise, and hard situations.”

The seven issue series starts on February 6th. Want to read it?        LET US KNOW or you’ll miss out!

Diamond Comics’ Solicitation for Issue #1: 

Part one: The First-Timers.  Eddie Mellinger, Trudy Giroux, Duke Wylie and George Winburn are Red Team: the NYPD’s elite anti-narcotics unit. They’ve taken down one drug lord after another with a careful blend of meticulous surveillance and applied violence, but their latest case has even them stumped. Their frustration leads them to take extreme measures- setting them on a path from which there can be no coming back. As they’re about to discover, doing the wrong thing can be very, very seductive.

From a Subscriber:

So I was reading Previews last night and was instantaneously compelled to write to you about plugging an up-coming series.

Very seldom do I get overly eager to read a new series about characters I’ve never been introduced to as cameos in other people’s books before. Even less do I get excited about totally brand new characters that no one has ever heard of. This is the exception to the rule. Grab it!      – A. Botts

 

Red TEam

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Nerdy Accessories by Local Folks at The Shop on Wednesday 12.19!

Wednesday, December 19th    11am-6pm

Geek Boy Press and Super Sox

Nerdy gifts we’re sure they don’t already have!

Geek Boy Press

T-Shirts, Aprons, and Tote Bags featuring Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, & other cult classics

PLUS

Colorful Prints to suit any taste of pop culture, in assorted sizes – some are framed!

Super Sox

Christmas stockings, Oven Mitts, & Accessories inspired by superheros, cartoons, & zombies!


Top Shelf Productions October Sale

 

 

Top Shelf Productions publishes some of the most interesting and visually engaging alternative comics and graphic novels in the industry right now. Working with talents such as Alan Moore, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Nate Powell, Craig Thompson, and many other award-winning creators, they continue to deliver unique, quality stories year after year.

Since 1997 Top Shelf has published more than 250 award winning comics and graphic novels. Their most recent accomplishment? The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire reached the New York Times Bestseller List in August of this year. For a publisher that started out as a single anthology showcasing up-and-comers, they’ve come a long way.

 

To celebrate our love for Top Shelf and their support of emerging talent, ALL TOP SHELF graphic novels are  25% off during the month of October!

If you’re looking for a gift for an alternative/independent reader we recommend starting with our Top Shelf section. Here are a few favorites:

  • Andy Runton: Owly (all ages, wordless)
  • Jeff Lemire: Underwater Welder, Essex County
  • Craig Thompson: Blankets (available in soft or hardcover)
  • James Kochalka: American Elf, Dragon Puncher, Johnny Boo (all ages)
  • Harvey Pekar: Cleveland
  • Jeffery Brown: Incredible Change-Bots, Clumsy, Undeleted Scenes
  • Alan Moore: League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century
  • Nate Powell: Swallow Me Whole, Any Empire

 


Halloweekend Spookabration 2012! Saturday & Sunday October 27th & 28th

It’s here, it’s here, the spookiest time of year!
FREE COMICS! Costume Contest! BIG SALE! Prizes!
Saturday, Oct 27th 10am – 8pm/Sunday, Oct 28th 12pm-5pm
Fill your Trick-or-Treat bag with delightfully frightful comics that you’ll be able to enjoy long after your tummy ache is gone. Sign up for the Free Raffle! Get a scary sketch from zombie kings Buz and Ken!
Come in costume ANY TIME DURING THE WEEKEND for an EXTRA FREE COMIC, GOODY BAG, and a chance to win our COSTUME CONTEST!
>> Saturday Only:THE LIVING CORPSE creators Buz Hasson and Ken Haeser will be signing and sketching starting at 12pm!  Purchase original art pages from their smash hit comic The Living Corpse!  Get a zombie caricature! Stock up on gory fun undead comics!The 501st Star Wars characterswill be in attendance at 12pm! Donate a toy to a child in need, then get your picture taken with the gang!
>>Sunday Only: Come meet rising stars CLAIRE AND PAIGE CONNELLY from thINK ILLUSTRATION! They’ve got cute and fun, they’ve got whimsical and dark. And they’re doing FREE MONSTER SKETCHES!!
***SALE PRICING DETAILS***
50% OFF ALL Regularly Priced Back Issues
In Bins
25% OFF Display Case Books (key issues)
25% OFF New Variant Covers
25% OFF Graphic Novels, Hardcovers, & Trade Paperbacks
25% OFF New & Vintage Toys
25% OFF Statues, Busts, & Lead Figures
25% OFF Gaming
25% OFF Comics & Gaming Supplies
25% OFF Everything Else**New Comics and Magazines, Prior Holds, Special Orders, and Food/Drinks will not be discounted.
*Sale Prices cannot be used towards Layaway or with Store Credit.
*Local/Independent Creators & Publishers will not be discounted.


Allentown Comic Con August 4+5, 2012 – Another Great Show!

Titus and I just got back from another fantastic weekend at the Allentown Comic Con! Several times a year we set up in the Merchant’s Square Mall for a one or two day convention that draws crowds from all over the region, ready to get their geek on.

The show is great to work as a vendor(not too far away, table prices are reasonable, easy load in/out) and as a fan (always different celebrities and guests, variety of panels, lots of vendors). We also enjoy meeting creators and supporting their comics directly. Like farm-to-table food, creator-to-reader comics bears a special weight to the product.

Two independent creators stood out from the crowd this weekend because their comics made me laugh. I stopped at Vince LoGreco’s table of original art for his comic strips because they were easy to ready from a distance and were pretty funny! His OH-NO Comics have been collected in two volumes and counting. The other book I couldn’t leave without buying is Busty Girl. One hundred webcomics with the woe of endowment will reassure those who are suffering and enlighten those without.

Thank you to The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley for taking photos of last weekend’s Mega Show!

As the show started to wind down during the last hour we were able to move around the room and meet some guests who had been buried behind lines of guests all weekend. Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who played Boba Fett, and Dickey Beer, stunt-man extraordinaire, had already packed to leave but were gracious to tarry for a few more fans. Although he said he would be breaking down at 4:30p, a half-hour before show ending, the charming Jim Steranko stayed long after to meet fans, give autographs, and spin amazing yarns of comic cons past. He told us the secret to his eternal youth and unwavering pompadour is his raw food diet. If you were to see him in action, you’d believe it!

Comic-cons aren’t just about selling comics and toys, meeting movie stars, and buying original art pages – they’re also where we meet creators, talk comics with strangers, and introduce the next generation to comics, collectibles, and cons. We’re fortunate to have  a unique and evolving hobby. It is our responsibility to pass our kn0wledge and respect to those who haven’t learned it yet, to keep classics alive and while creating new ones.

She asked for a comic with Thor or Loki on the cover for $8 or less. I found a few in our $3 bins, then Titus pulled out a Silver Age Kirby cover with both Thor and Loki that was on sale for $5.

Some of the prizes we brought home. Bone figures on the card for me, switchplate covers for the shop, and a pop-up Spider-Man book for Titus!


ThINK Illustration! Connelly Sisters Signing on July 18th

We met Paige and Claire at the awesomest comic-con ever: Asbury Park Comic Con. Their table stood out from the others because, hey, they’re twin-like sisters and had all handmade wares. They design and make expressive, thoughtful, and often creepy little comics, each held together with twine or tape, in their college dorm room.

On Wednesday, July 18th the drawing duo will travel from their Jersey home to sketch, sign, and speak about their art and comics. You can pick up samples of what they’ll bring at our Local Creators display at the front of our shop. For a broader view of their works check Claire’s Tumblr and Paige’s Tumblr.

          


July Events!

July Events!

  • Sunday, July 1st – Tuesday, July 31st   TOY DRIVE ALL MONTH! Donate your new and gently used toys to those in need. We will pass these to Nemours Children’s Hospital and local community groups. Thank you!
  • Monday, July 2nd   12:01am (Tuesday morning!!) Amazing Spider-Man Midnight Showing
  • Tuesday, July 3rd   Amazing Spider-Man Showings for Regular People
  • Wednesday, July 4th   Independence Day!  New Comics Day!  Open regular hours all day!
  • Saturday, July 7th  Inside Sidewalk Sale!  Titus is digging out the good stuff he’s been hiding behind all those doors and is putting it all out for you at DEEP DISCOUNTS 10am-8pm  Bring your toy donations!
  • Tuesday, July 11th   Walking Dead #100 Midnight Release Party and IMAGE SALE!  7pm – 1am Be the first to pick up TWD #100 with your choice of cover, get 25% OFF Image Graphic Novels, enter in our Door Prizes! Prepay anytime after 7pm and pick up your book later at your convenience! (Not before 12:01a!)
  • Friday, July 13th   Magic The Gathering 2013 Release Party! 7pm  Sealed Booster Draft!
  • Thursday, July 19th  12:01 am (Friday morning!!) Dark Knight Rises Midnight Showing
  • Friday, July 20th  Dark Knight Rises Showings for Regular People