Tuesday, May 3, 2016

GAME OF THRONES NOTEMAKER MOLESKINE GIVEAWAY!




The latest season of Game Of Thrones has started and already everyone's heart is racing! All of the emotions and thoughts spinning around in our heads about the show can be a little overwhelming, maybe it would help to write them down?

As it would turn out NoteMaker have recently released a line of four excellent GOT themed moleskine notebooks featuring artwork of the families House Lannister, House Stark (two different designs) and House Targaryen, and now thanks to NoteMaker we are giving you the chance to win one!

To go into the draw for your chance to win one of the four notebooks all you need to do is tell us, "What is your favourite family house in the Game Of Thrones and why? "

Terms and Conditions:

-Only entries made via the comments on the Facebook post will be included in the draw.
-All entries will go into the All Star Barrel and winners will be drawn at random.
-Entries close 6pm Monday the 9th of May and winners will be announced Tuesday the 10th.
-Prizes will only be available to pick up from the store and winners must produce photo ID upon pick up.
-Prizes MUST be picked up no later than a week after winners have been notified. Any remaining prizes after this date will be given away at our discretion to make sure they don't go to waste.


Thanks again to NoteMaker and to find out now about this great line of notebooks just head HERE.




Sunday, May 1, 2016

New Comics For Wednesday 4th of May




FREE COMIC BOOK DAY IS NEARLY HERE. During the wait between now and then here is this week's comics that sadly you will need to pay for to enjoy. Still they are totally worth it!

PUNISHER #1 from the mind of extremely talented, Becky Cloonan and art from classic Punisher artist, Steve Dillon, starts Frank on an all new trail of justice with all guns blazing! Double that with a DD scribe, Charles Soule pairing Matt Murdock and Frank together and no doubt against each other in DAREDEVIL PUNISHER #1.

THUNDERBOLTS #1 sees one of the stars of Cap Civil War, Bucky back in action with his own team of misfits to try and do good. and if you just can't get enough of your new favourite Marvel film, MARVELS CA CIVIL WAR ART OF MOVIE SLIPCASE HC should help you out.

Sick of evils of the rich RENATO JONES ONE PERCENT #1 from artists/writer master Kaare Andrews sees the 1% get their just desserts, that money can't buy. Hit the neon lights and grab your keys, it's time to revisit the comic adaptation of DRIVE in TP. Check back in with entire collection of one of DC's all time greatest series with Bat-family book, GOTHAM CENTRAL OMNIBUS HC.

Cartoon hit, now an ongoing series for BOOM, OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING #1 launches this week. Supernatural noir seems to all the rage at the moment and another new series from BOOM featuring gangsters empowered and possessed by ancient spider spirits, WEAVERS #1 definitely seems to fit the bill. Taking that genre one step further is the glorious return of the supernatural fighting dog and cat pack in BEASTS OF BURDEN WHAT CAT DRAGGED IN ONE SHOT.

Valiant's latest line event starts in the future of that universe in 4001 AD #1. A reality cooking TV show with a difference, this one is set in space. Can a chef looking to prove her worth show the Galaxy what she is made of in the all ages, SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #1? Alan Moore returns with friends in his latest work Avatar, CINEMA PURGATORIO #1

Lemire and Nguyen's touching tale of AI on the run continues in the next DESCENDER TP VOL 02The struggle waiting for season three to start is real, thankfully RICK & MORTY TP VOL 02 will help with the waiting. WE STAND ON GUARD DLX HC from Brian K Vaughan shows us that as nice as they seem, you should never underestimate a Canadian when push comes to shove!

And once that is all done...it's FREE COMIC TIME!

Anything else you like the look of be sure to let us know before Wednesday!

MARVEL
A-FORCE #5
ALL NEW INHUMANS #7
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND SILK SPIDERFLY EFFECT #3 (OF 4)
BLACK WIDOW #3
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #9 ASO
CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #8
DAREDEVIL PUNISHER #1 (OF 4)
DEADPOOL MASACRE #1
EMPRESS #2 (OF 7)
GWENPOOL #0 REPRINTED MATERIAL
HOWARD THE DUCK #7
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #9 RCW2
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE CIVIL WAR #3
MOON KNIGHT #2
NEW AVENGERS #11 ASO
NOVA #7
PUNISHER #1
ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #5
SCARLET #8
SCARLET WITCH #6
SPIDER-GWEN #8 SWO
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #10
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #2
THUNDERBOLTS #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #7 AW
X-MEN 92 #3

DC COMICS
BATMAN BEYOND #12
BATMAN SUPERMAN #32 (FINAL DAYS)
BLOODLINES #2 (OF 6) FORSAKEN
DETECTIVE COMICS #52 VAR ED
FLASH #51 ROMITA VAR ED
GREEN ARROW #52 VAR ED
GREEN LANTERN #52 VAR ED
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #9
LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #5 (OF 9)
MIDNIGHTER #12
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #20
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #16
SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #4 (OF 6)

VERTIGO
SHERIFF OF BABYLON #6 (OF 12)
SURVIVORS CLUB #8
UNFOLLOW #7

BOOM
GIANT DAYS #14
KLAUS #5
OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING #1
WEAVERS #1
WOODS #22

DARK HORSE
BALTIMORE EMPTY GRAVES #2
BEASTS OF BURDEN WHAT CAT DRAGGED IN ONE SHOT
HELLBOY IN HELL #9
PREDATOR LIFE AND DEATH #3 (OF 4)

DYNAMITE
BOBS BURGERS ONGOING #11
DEVOLUTION #4 (OF 5)
KINGS QUEST #1 (OF 5)
SMOSH #1 (OF 6)
VAMPIRELLA VOL 3 #3

IDW
AMAZING FOREST #5
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (2016) #1
HOT DAMN #2 (OF 5)
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #28
STAR TREK MANIFEST DESTINY #2 (OF 4)
UNCLE SCROOGE #14
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #731

IMAGE
3 FLOYDS ALPHA KING #1 (OF 5)
DISCIPLINE #3
NAILBITER #21
RAT QUEENS #16
RENATO JONES ONE PERCENT #1
REVIVAL #39
SAINTS #8 (OF 10)
SONS OF THE DEVIL #7
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #14
VIOLENT #4
WALKING DEAD #154
WICKED & DIVINE #19
WOLF #7

ONI
BUNKER #17
RICK & MORTY #13
SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #1 (OF 8)

VALIANT
4001 AD #1 (OF 4)

MISC
AFTERSHOCK GENESIS #1
ARMY OF DARKNESS FURIOUS ROAD #3 (OF 6)
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #243
CINEMA PURGATORIO #1
DOCTOR WHO 10TH YEAR TWO #9
LADY MECHANIKA LOST BOYS OF WEST ABBEY #1 (OF 2)
LEGEND #1
ROUGH RIDERS #2
WAR STORIES #18

TRADES
ALL NEW X-MEN HC VOL 04
ALL NEW X-MEN INEVITABLE TP VOL 01 GHOSTS OF CYCLOPS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 NEW PTG
ARCADIA TP
AVENGERS IRON MAN TP FORCE WORKS
BATMAN & ROBIN TP VOL 07 ROBIN RISES
COLDER TP VOL 03 TOSS THE BONES (C: 0-1-2)
DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID AND CHRIS SAMNEE HC VOL 05
DESCENDER TP VOL 02
DMZ TP BOOK 01
DRAGONLANCE CLASSICS TP VOL 03
DRIVE TP
FUSE TP VOL 03 PERIHELION
GOTHAM CENTRAL OMNIBUS HC
GREEN ARROW TP VOL 05 BLACK ARROW
INSUFFERABLE TP VOL 02
IXTH GENERATION TP VOL 02
JESSICA FARM GN VOL 01
JESSICA FARM GN VOL 02
JLA TP VOL 08
MARVELS CA CIVIL WAR ART OF MOVIE SLIPCASE HC
MINIMUM WAGE TP VOL 02 SO MANY BAD DECISIONS
MIRRORS EDGE EXORDIUM TP
NICK TRAVERS GN VOL 01 LAST FAIR DEAL GONE DOWN
PLANETES OMNIBUS TP VOL 02
POWER CUBED TP
PRIDE & JOY GN
REBELS TP VOL 01 WELL REGULATED MILITIA
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 02
SCALPED HC BOOK 04 DELUXE EDITION
SUPER HUMAN RESOURCES GN SEASON 01
SUPERGIRL COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE 8TH GRADE TP
THIS DAMNED BAND TP
TMNT ALLIES & ENEMIES TP
TMNT ENEMIES OLD ENEMIES NEW TP
TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 14 ORDER FROM CHAOS
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE TP VOL 09
WALKING DEAD ADULT COLORING BOOK

WE STAND ON GUARD DLX HC

Friday, April 29, 2016

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY ALL STAR COMICS ARTIST ALLEY 2016 at 333 COLLINS ST WALKWAY


Anyone who has been to any of our previous FREE COMIC BOOK DAY celebrations will know we love to use the day as a chance to showcase the incredible skills and talents of the local comic creating scene. Each year we are fortunate enough to host a stellar line up of local creators, all ready to draw FREE sketches for you at the same time giving you the chance to meet and greet the creators and perhaps sample some of their work from our Artist Alley Merch Table!


Once again our Artist Alley line up is so massive we've had to move it out of the store to have enough room to host everyone! This year the All Star Artist Alley will be returning to the stunning and opulent surroundings of the 333 Collins St Walkway.


Entry to the Walkway can be found on either Collins St or Flinders Lane and has ramp access on both sides for ease of prams and wheelchairs. It really is a beautiful space and we couldn't be more honoured to be able to present to you this incredible group of talented folks there on the day!


ALL STAR YOUNG ARTIST SUPERSTAR!

One of the main reasons this aspect of FCBD is so important to us is the opportunity to spotlight and showcase just a small example of both new and established local creators, while highlighting the range of styles and skills from Melbourne's comic scene. 

We realise it's not enough to bring you talent of today, as we also see the importance of trying to foster the new and upcoming talents of future comic book storytellers. 

So we are greatly honoured to announce that the creative mind behind The Fabulous Tree Frog, artist/writer Ned Collett will be appearing in Artist Alley from 1pm-2:30pm. We are super excited to give you the chance to meet Ned and walk away with an original piece of art from one of Melbourne's next comic booking greats!

#KICK BRAIN CANCER FUND TIP JARS AND CHARITY FUND RAISING


Earlier in the year the Melbourne comic book community suffered a great loss in the passing of Michael Bradshaw. Mike was a truly gentle soul, always in high spirits, never a bad word to say about anyone or anything. Mike was an outstanding well loved champion of the local comic book community, through his efforts in podcasting, community TV presenting, charity fund raising and comic work of his own. Michael recently lost his short but brave battle with cancer. Still in that time, with the help of others he set about creating and becoming the figurehead for the Turtles For Tumours charity group, now renamed Kick Brain Cancer, to help raise money for the research into curing and treatment Brain Cancer.

Besides naming the last time slot of creators on the day, The Michael Bradshaw Hour of Power, (as that had been Mike's spot in previous years) we thought we could also introduce the Kick Brain Cancer Tip Jars on the artist's tables during the day as a nice way to pay tribute to Mike's memory.

The sketches are still most definitely for free BUT each artist table will also have a Kick Brain Cancer Tip Jar on it. The hope would be that you fine folks might throw in a couple gold coins to help support this worthy cause once you get your finished sketch. All money raised on the day will be donated directly to the Kick Brain Cancer group.


ARTIST ALLEY FREE COMICS!


As an added bonus for Artist Alley we will also have two FREE local titles available to pick up at the Artist Alley Merch Table, being Indie Comic Previews from Boy In A Box Productions and Witches Trine from Movierockets Entertainment.

Indie Comic Previews from Boy In A Box Productions is a website and comic used to bridge the gap between independent creators, shops and readers, showcasing a number of different local releases. 

Witches Trine from Movierockets Entertainment is a preview of the graphic novel about three immortal witches and their struggles in modern day Los Angeles as well as 19th century England.

Both books will be available in limited quantities from the Artist Alley Merch Table on the day.

And finally the moment you've been waiting for...

THE ALL STAR ARTIST ALLEY TIMETABLE

10am-11:30am 90 minute slot


11:30am-1pm 90 minute slot 


1pm-2:30pm 90 minute slot

Ashleigh Beevers

SPECIAL GUEST
NED COLLETT

2:30pm-4pm 90 minute slot 


MICHAEL BRADSHAW HOUR OF POWER!
4pm-5pm 60 minute slot 


That’s nearly 50 fantastic artists offering up their time to draw for you!
AMAZING and we couldn't be more thankfully for their time and effort.


SPECIAL NOTES FOR ARTIST ALLEY ETIQETTE. PLEASE READ!

-Please keep in mind that when you ask for your sketch that you might need some reference for the artist to draw from, so keep those smart phones handy!

-Please to not take advantage of the artists good and generous nature when getting sketches. Obviously one or two sketches for anyone coming on the day is more than fine but please remember that the event hasn’t been created to grow your original art collection and there will most likely be others there on the day that have yet to get one sketch.

-To assist in moderating the quantity of sketches, any adult attendees of the All Star Free Comic Book Day Artist Alley will be invited to get 2 FREE sketches if they wish, any children attendees are invited to get 4 FREE sketches if they are keen.

-Also again in the spirit of the day if you are waiting for a sketch and a younger fan is waiting behind you for one too, it would be amazing if you can let them in front of you.

It goes without saying that this again is one of the most impressive line ups of artists outside a major convention. Again a massive thank you to the lovely folks at 333 Collins Street and of course none of this would of been possible without the time and skills of all the artists involved. We can not thank this fine folk nearly enough and we hope you enjoy the day and the art they provide for you!


The ALL STAR CREW

Thursday, April 28, 2016

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR IMAX 3D GROUP TICKET GIVEAWAY!


It's super-hero against super-hero as Captain America and Iron Man lead two teams of heroes in a clash that will change the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Thanks to the battle ready folks at IMAX Melbourne and the release of Captain America Civil War, showing at IMAX now, we have an one ADMIT 10 GROUP PASS to give away that might have your friends and family fighting each other to see who you'll take along!

All you need to do to enter for your chance to win the ADMIT 10 GROUP PASS to see Captain America: Civil War at IMAX Melbourne is tell us in 25 words or less why you are on #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan.

Only entries made on our Facebook page will be included and competition closes midnight on Sunday, so make sure to pick a side soon!

Terms & Conditions: 
All terms and conditions can be found at
bit.ly/1N0NYCw

Thanks again to IMAX Melbourne and Captain America Civil War, screening at IMAX now!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY ALL STAR COSTUME CONTEST 2016


FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is nearly here again, so it's time to dust off the spandex and get ready to dress in your Saturday superhero bests! Not only does Saturday May 7th see us celebrating our sixth FCBD, it also means it's our sixth FREE COMIC BOOK DAY ALL STAR COSTUME CONTEST! 


It's always a buzz for us to see the effort people go to dressing up for the day to help liven our celebrations, so this is our way of saying thank you and a chance to reward your hard work! Due to the sheer number of costumed characters on the day we found it best to have an  All Ages Division, along with a Kids Division (for entries under 12 years old)!


The rules are simple and the same as last year:
  • Anyone in costume can enter. Anyone over 12 will be entered in ALL AGES contest, anyone under 12 will be included in our KIDS Contest.
  • All you need to do is find our in-house photographer, who this year will be taking the costume contest photos instore, on the ground floor in front of the New Release Trade Paperback Wall.
  • If you can't find our photographer there, just ask for your photo to be taken by someone at the front counter.

MUHAMMAD I, Resident Photographer

  • Just strike your best character pose and then tag yourself in your photo once we get the pictures up on our Facebook page.
  • Once you are tagged the public can vote for you along with your friends and family.
  • The entries with the five highest counts of "likes" at the end of the week after we post the photos up will be our finalists, then a panel of All Star Staff will pick the 3 best costumes!
  • This year we'll have a $100 All Star Gift Voucher for 1st place, $75 All Star Gift Voucher for 2nd and $50 All Star Gift Voucher for 3rd.
  • The KIDS contest will have a $50 All Star Gift Voucher for 1st place, $30 All Star Gift Voucher for 2nd place and a $25 All Star Gift Voucher for 3rd place.


Of course we are super keen to see what you guys have planned and can't wait to see you bring some costumed comic justice to the streets of Melbourne while celebrating the best comic event in the world, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! MAY THE BEST COSTUME WIN!

The ALL STAR CREW