Tuesday, October 28, 2014

RICKY AND MORTY SEASON ONE BLU-RAY AND POSTER GIVEAWAY!



Welcome to the world of Rick and Morty, a genius inventor grandfather and his less than genius grandson. Missing for nearly 20 years, Rick arrives at his daughter’s doorstep looking to move in, but her husband isn’t too thrilled. Rick converts the garage into his lab and involves Morty in his insane adventures.


Thanks to those brilliant and mad minds at Madman and RICKY AND MORTY Season One available in stores now, we have 5 copies of the latest released Ricky And Morty Blu-Rays AND Posters to give away!

To go into the draw for your chance to win all you need to do is tell us, "What sci-fi, Twilight Zone like settings are you keen to see Ricky and Morty face in Season Two?"

Terms and Conditions:

All entries will go into the All Star Barrel and winners will be drawn at random.
Entries close 6pm Tuesday 4th of November and winners will be announced Wednesday the 5th. 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 the draw. Any remaining prizes after this date will be given away at our discretion to make sure they don't go to waste. 
A huge thanks again to Madman and RICKY AND MORTY SEASON ONE available in stores now
For more information head to: http://www.madman.com.au/catalogue/view/23546

Monday, October 27, 2014

ALL STAR MONSTER BACK ISSUE SALE!


THE MONSTER RETURNS!

It's been a year since the events of the last unnatural uprising of the back issue brood we had growing within the store's walls. Sadly as hard as you tried to help us fight back this behemoth, the back issue hordes are back and in stronger numbers than ever! So it is you, dear friends we once again invite to join with us in the culling of this monsterous titan with some fiendishly rightous prices.

From opening on Saturday November 1st, all back issues (excluding cabinet comics) will be $2.50 or if you do your best to help us fight back this endless horde by picking up 10 or more issues, they will be ONLY $2 each. 




Coupled with this is the return of the ALL STAR MYSTERY PACKS! A massive hit the last time we did it, the mystery packs return to help bolster your spirits with over $100 worth of value for as little as $20! That's as cheap as $1 a comic!!! These packs are limited to two per customer while stocks last, so best to get in early!

Still we understand if you need more incentive to build up your courage to face this beast. So we thought it best including a few other treats to get you along for the day.






 
Talented local rising artists, Matty Taylor (Carmen) and Andrew Isaac (Oswald Monster Wrestler) will be joining us to draw wicked FREE sketches for you to do their best to inspire you.*




Still need more? Well some times the best way to fend off the horde is to become one, so we'll have Zombie face painting all day, which of course will be FREE too!


And of course it goes without saying there will be FREE candy treats available for everyone to keep up their energy on the day.

Feel empowered with a haul of great cheap reads haul, mystery packs, excellent free sketches and amazing face paint.

No tricks. All treats. Just be store-side from 11am Saturday the 1st of November for all the fun.

*Please note as Matty and Andrew have agreed to doing free artwork for you, there is a strict limit of one sketch per person. If time and crowd levels permit, a second sketch might be able to be organised.

New Comics For Wednesday 29th of October




Well Halloween is on it's way and this week we planning something special for you on Saturday with the return of the MONSTER BACK ISSUE SALE! Plenty for fun planned for that so keep your eyes peeled on the event and store page. Beyond that we've got the next LIVE Radioactive Lounge recording on Friday night that will be celebrating all things Monsters in comics as part of their Halloween Special! Now onto another week of great books! Let's see what we have for you.

Deathlok showing up in  TV's Agents of SHIELD has garnered interest and now we have a new super cyborg sleeper agent getting his hands dirty in this new series, DEATHLOK #1. The final issue of Azzerallo's family feuding gods saga hits with WONDER WOMAN #35. Everyone's favourite lovable mystic bearded monk get his own series in the new RASPUTIN #1. The only thing cooler than a Pug dog is one you couldride into battle in MIKE NORTONS BATTLEPUG HC VOL 03 SIT STAY DIE. Having just met writer Kyle Higgins the other week at Armageddon, his creator owned series about a unionised superhero team acting as public servants gets it's first collection with COWL TP VOL 01 PRINCIPLES OF POWER. Jason Aaron's recent Marvel event reveals more than we needed to know about Nick Fury in the ORIGINAL SIN HC. If the Uber edition was too much for you to take the first STRAY BULLETS TP VOL 01 INNOCENCE OF NIHILISM is now available in a much more manageable dose of infinite sadness. Still sad we haven't seen a sequel to that awesome Dredd film, DREDD UPRISE #1 should cure that for you. Go time for Hedgehog fans with the release of SONIC BOOM #1. Some titles really have it all, like GIANT SIZED KUNG FU BIBLE STORIES GN from Erik Larsen.

Anything extra there you like? Let us know! :D


MARVEL
ALL NEW X-MEN #33
AXIS CARNAGE #1 (OF 3)
AXIS REVOLUTIONS #1 (OF 4)
DEATH OF WOLVERINE DEADPOOL AND CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #3 (OF 7)
DEATHLOK #1
ELEKTRA #7
FANTASTIC FOUR #12
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #20
INHUMAN #7
MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION #1
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #31 SYU
NOVA #22
THANOS A GOD UP THERE LISTENING #4 (OF 4)
THUNDERBOLTS #32
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #11
DC COMICS
BATMAN ETERNAL #30
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #4
HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1 INTERNATIONAL ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ANNUAL #2
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED ANNUAL #1
NEW 52 FUTURES END #26 (WEEKLY)
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #3
SINESTRO #6 (GODHEAD)
SWAMP THING ANNUAL #3
WONDER WOMAN #35
VERTIGO
VERTIGO QUARTERLY #1 YELLOW 
BOOM
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #3 
HIT PEN & INK #1
STEVEN UNIVERSE #3 
UNCLE GRANDPA #1 
DARK HORSE
ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #2
BALTIMORE WOLF AND THE APOSTLE #1 (OF 2)
CONAN THE AVENGER #7
DEEP GRAVITY #4 (OF 4)
GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #3 (OF 4)
GROO VS CONAN #4 (OF 4)
MASSIVE #28
MIND MGMT #27
SUNDOWNERS #3
DYNAMITE
BOBS BURGERS #3
CAPT VICTORY & GALACTIC RANGERS #3
PATHFINDER CITY SECRETS #6 (OF 6)
PURGATORI #2 
SHADOW MIDNIGHT MOSCOW #5 (OF 6)
IDW
LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #2
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #16 
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #34 
X-FILES YEAR ZERO #3 (OF 5) 
IMAGE
BLACK SCIENCE #10 
CUTTER #4 
LOW #4 
PROTECTORS INC #9 
RASPUTIN #1 
ROCHE LIMIT #2 
SAGA #24 
SAVAGE DRAGON #199
SEX #17 
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #5
THOUGHT BUBBLE ANTHOLOGY 2014 #4
UMBRAL #10 
WAYWARD #3 
MISC
ALL NEW SOULFIRE #8 
AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #4 (OF 5) 
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #25 
ATOMIC ROBO KNIGHTS OF GOLDEN CIRCLE #5 (OF 5)
BRASS SUN #6 (OF 6)
BUNKER #7 
DARK GODS #1 
DOCTOR WHO 11TH #4
DREDD UPRISE #1 (OF 2)
HARBINGER OMEGAS #3 (OF 3) 
HUGH HOWEYS WOOL #5 (OF 6)
LENORE VOLUME II #11
RACHEL RISING #29
SIMPSONS COMICS EXPLOSION #1
SONIC BOOM #1
TRUE STORIES #1 
TUKI SAVE THE HUMANS #2
UBER #19 WRAP CVR 
WAR STORIES #2 
X-O MANOWAR #0 
MAGAZINES
PREVIEWS #314 NOVEMBER 2014 
TRADES
100 BULLETS TP BOOK 01 
BLACKHAND COMICS HC 
BURN THE ORPHANAGE TP VOL 02 REIGN OF TERROR 
CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN TP VOL 09 BLOOD OF SERPENT 
COWL TP VOL 01 PRINCIPLES OF POWER 
DC COMICS ZERO YEAR HC (N52)
DEADPOOL AND CABLE OMNIBUS HC
DMC GN #1 
DRAGONS RIDERS OF BERK GN VOL 01
GIANT SIZED KUNG FU BIBLE STORIES 
GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 05 TEST OF WILLS (N52)
GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 04 DARK DAYS (N52)
HOWARD DUCK OMNIBUS HC
HUGH HOWEYS WOOL GN
IRON MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP GOLDEN AVENGER
JIM HENSONS TALE OF SAND BOX SET 
LOVERBOYS HC 
MIKE NORTONS BATTLEPUG HC VOL 03 SIT STAY DIE 
MIRACLEMAN PREM HC BOOK 02 RED KING SYNDROME
MMW AVENGERS TP VOL 06
NEIL GAIMAN HANSEL & GRETEL GRAPHIC HC 
ONE YEAR IN AMERICA GN
ORIGINAL SIN HC
PREACHER TP BOOK 06 
PROJECT BLACK SKY SECRET FILES TP 
REGULAR SHOW TP VOL 02 
SAVAGE WOLVERINE TP VOL 02 HANDS ON DEAD BODY
SHOWA HISTORY OF JAPAN TP VOL 03 1944-1953 
STRAY BULLETS TP VOL 01 INNOCENCE OF NIHILISM 
UNCANNY X-MEN IRON MAN NOVA TP NO END IN SIGHT
VACHSS UNDERGROUND HC (C: 0-1-2)
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN TP VOL 01 TOMORROW NEVER LEARNS
MERCH
DC COMICS DESIGNER SER 2 CAPULLO RED HOOD AF
BACK IN STOCK
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 2ND PTG 
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 2ND PTG 
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6 2ND PTG 
DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 (OF 4) 
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (OF 5) 2ND PTG 
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #3 (OF 5) 2ND PTG
HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #0 (OF 4) 2ND PTG 
LEGENDARY STAR LORD #1 3RD PTG 
ROCKET RACCOON #1 3RD PTG 
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #1 2ND PTG (PP #1136)
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #2 SUBSCRIPTION VAR

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Comics For Wednesday 22nd of October


Having survived our Armageddon Con experience, with Cazz in fine form as part of the Comic Books: Where Do I Start Panel, we are wasting no time in getting the store back to being ship shape for this week's shipment of sweet, sweet comics!

When the gates of Arkham Asylum bust open, where will the Gotham's criminally insane go? Party at Bruce's pad in ARKHAM MANOR #1. Exciting new creative team of novelist, Genevieve Valentine on Gotham's latest crime lord, CATWOMAN #35. Fan's of TV's Arrow might be interested in checking out the new DEATHSTROKE #1. Re-live the early 90's with a trip down memory lane by taking a look at EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #1. New York has never been more awesome a setting than playing host to the TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #1 crossover! Double dose of Harley antics in the release of the out of print GOTHAM CITY SIRENS TP BOOK 01 and the first of her ongoing series in HARLEY QUINN HC VOL 01 HOT IN THE CITY. Some sweet time cosmic fun with the fisrt collection of Slott and Allred's SILVER SURFER TP  VOL 01 NEW DAWN. MEMETIC #1 tells the tale of coming of the end of days that comes about a weaponized meme from James Tyrion, who was at the convention on the weekend!

Anything else you like, just let us know! :D

MARVEL
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #8
ALL NEW INVADERS #11
ALL NEW X-FACTOR #15 AXIS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 EOSV
AMAZING X-MEN #12
AVENGERS #37 TRO
AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #3 (OF 9)
AXIS HOBGOBLIN #1 (OF 3)
CYCLOPS #6
DEADPOOL #36 AXIS
DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #2 (OF 7)
NEW WARRIORS #11
SECRET AVENGERS #9
SHE-HULK #9
THANOS A GOD UP THERE LISTENING #3 (OF 4)
X-FORCE #11

DC COMICS
AQUAMAN #35
ARKHAM MANOR #1
BATMAN 66 #16
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #15
BATMAN ETERNAL #29
CATWOMAN #35
DEATHSTROKE #1
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #3
FLASH #35
HARLEY QUINN #11
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #18
INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #4
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #2
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #35
MULTIVERSITY THE JUST #1
NEW 52 FUTURES END #25 (WEEKLY)
RED LANTERNS #35 (GODHEAD)
SECRET ORIGINS #6
STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES GI ZOMBIE #3
SUPERMAN #35

VERTIGO
BODIES #4 (OF 8)
DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #10
UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #10

BOOM
ADV TIME BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #3 (OF 6)
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #5
CLIVE BARKERS NIGHTBREED #6
MEMETIC #1 (OF 3)

DARK HORSE
BTVS SEASON 10 #8
COLDER BAD SEED #1
DREAM THIEF ESCAPE #4
FATHERS DAY #1 (OF 4)
HALO ESCALATION #11
POP #3
PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #1 (OF 4)
TERMINATOR ENEMY OF MY ENEMY #6 (OF 6)
TOMB RAIDER #9

DYNAMITE
CHAOS CHOSEN ONE SHOT
JUSTICE INC #3 (OF 6)
TWILIGHT ZONE #9
VAMPIRELLA PRELUDE TO SHADOWS ONE SHOT

IDW
7TH SWORD #5
BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #3
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #1
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #1 (OF 5)
JUDGE DREDD ANDERSON PSI DIVISION #3
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #12
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #10
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #1 (OF 4) (C: 1-0-0)
TRANSFORMERS PRIMACY #3
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #34
X-FILES SEASON 10 #17
X-FILES YEAR ZERO #4 (OF 5)

IMAGE
DEAD AT 17 BLASPHEMY THRONE #3 (OF 7)
DREAM MERCHANT #5 (OF 6)
DRUMHELLAR #10
ELEPHANTMEN #60
FIVE GHOSTS #13
GONERS #1
LAZARUS #12
ODDLY NORMAL #2
REVIVAL #24
SHELTERED #12
STARLIGHT #6
STRAY BULLETS THE KILLERS #8
WALKING DEAD #133
WICKED & DIVINE #5
WILDFIRE #4
ZERO #11

MISC
13 COINS #1 (OF 6)
DELINQUENTS #3 (OF 4)
HUGH HOWEYS WOOL #4 (OF 6)
LETTER 44 #11
STUMPTOWN V3 #2
TOWER CHRONICLES DREADSTALKER #3
TOWN CALLED DRAGON #2 (OF 5)

TRADES
ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL CARTOON TITLE CARDS HC VOL
ALIAS OMNIBUS HC NEW PTG
ALL STAR WESTERN TP VOL 05 MAN OUT OF TIME (N52)
ANNOTATED SANDMAN HC VOL 03
BPRD PLAGUE OF FROGS TP VOL 01
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS TP BOOK 01
HARLEY QUINN HC VOL 01 HOT IN THE CITY
HELLRAISER DARK WATCH TP VOL 03
HULK TP VOL 01 BANNER DOA
IRON PATRIOT TP UNBREAKABLE
JIM HENSON MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW HC
LAST UNICORN TP
MARVEL 100TH ANNIVERSARY TP
MOTHERLESS OVEN GN
ORDINARY HC
ORIGINAL SIN TP HULK VS IRON MAN
RED SONJA TP VOL 02 ART BLOOD & FIRE
ROBOCOP DEFINITIVE HISTORY HC
RONIN DELUXE EDITION HC
SECRET AVENGERS TP VOL 01 LETS HAVE A PROBLEM
SHAMANISM HC
SILVER SURFER TP  VOL 01 NEW DAWN
SON OF THE GUN HC
SONIC SAGA TP VOL 06 MOGUL RISING
SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 05 WALLED IN (N52)

MERCH

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE HARLEY QUINN 2ND ED STATUE

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ALL STAR LEGENDS Presents:SCALPED VOL 1




Just two weeks ago we had quite a special week of comics. In one shipment we had the release of Men Of Wrath #1, the new Thor #1 and the trade collection of Image's Southern Bastards. Why so special you ask? Three very different books, all written by the one guy, Jason Aaron. Flipping back and forth between epic cape titles to his hard edge creator owned titles has been a talent of Aaron's for the last few years and we thought it was high time to celebrate where it started (at least for us), with Vertigo's Scalped Volume 1.


Dash Bad Horse is the on the brink, car crash waiting to happen centre piece of this engrossing crime drama set to the backdrop of a Native American Reservation. Rolling back into his home town after a fifteen year absence, Dash learns quickly that not much has changed and if it has it's definitely for the worst. Quickly bringing his re-appearance to the notice of the Reservations Tribal Leader and local crime lord, Lincoln Red Crow, Dash finds himself in the position of deputy on a corrupt Tribal police force, at odds with his estranged Rez activist Mother and catching the attention of his troubled childhood love. Dealing with all this would be more than enough to push a runaway freight train like Dash over the edge but the mystery behind his return home is the thing that might get him killed at a moments notice.


Considering just how well this crime drama is executed in it's scope, characters and setting, it's somewhat hard to believe this was one of writer, Jason Aaron first outings with an ongoing series.The character's bad choices and hard luck lives at times make it near impossible to turn the page with the sheer weight behind each panel. It seems most the main cast are doing their best to make good on the more than ordinary lives that have befallen them but we fast learn that there are no easy outs from life on the Rez. This is one of the many strengths to Aaron's talents on the series. The honesty in which he depicts the hardships faced by modern Native American people is brutal, telling and is as important to the story as any of the main characters.

R.M Guera's art is dark and harsh and perfectly suited to this series. Whether it's a smoke filled back water bar, the sun blazed dirt roads of local residents or the cloud covered night sky out in the open fields of a secret midnight meeting, Guera's art has the grit to have you tasting the dusk and feeling the sweat of every setting.


Not a tale for the weak hearted. This series manages to keep the characters right on the edge of the tipping point page after page and as the reader you'll be right there beside them the whole way. Just remember it's ok to exhale after each page. ;)


As always the ALL STAR LEGEND will be available to 30 days (or until stock sells out) at the discounted price. As this will be limited stock promotion there is strictly “no holds” on the legend. The early bird catches the comic. No further discount applies to the book as there is a big chance the comic will already be cheaper than the US cover price! The discount also only applies to the volumes listed, not the entire set of trades.

If you have any questions, you know where to ask them. You can buy the legend from this Thursday 15th of October.


All Star Legends. The legendary titles of the highest recommendation.