Tuesday, March 1, 2011

All Star Weekly Update!

Hey everyone,

Welcome to what will hopefully be a new weekly feature, the All Star Update. What we want to do here is not only highlight some cool happenings for the store, but also for the All Star Comics community. So if you have something cool you want us to post up here or something you would like us to plug, send us an e-mail about it.

First up, have you been reading All Star Recommends? We hope you have been enjoying it so far. There are so many great comics out there that sometimes get overlooked so we wanted to use this space to tell you about some you may not have had the chance to consider. This week we took a look at Morning Glories, Age of X, American Vampire and Hack/Slash. Click here to check it out. A list of comics schedulled to arrive in store this Wednesday (2nd March) is also available, check it out here.

Did you see our article on the Beat Magazine website recently? Well if you go back to the site and browse some of their great articles on the local scene you might see some ads that look something like this:

Make sure you click through to check them out because they do move. Thanks once again to Tim Hobday for putting these together. Also, keep an eye on future issues of Beat, we could have some more cool stuff from them in the future.

Speaking of Tim, did you see that the latest Astor Calendar is finally out? That is a photo of it to the right, we can't put into words how proud we are to see this in print. Make sure you pick up a copy to put on your fridge and keep supporting this great cinema. Make sure to check out their website for session information too. If you like film, there is no doubt that there will be something on at the Astor for you.

Have you been listening to Australia's own Comic Book podcast Non Canonical? If not then you could be missing out on a chance to win an X-Men Omnibus provided by us. All you have to do is listen to their show, a free download to find out the details on how you could win. This is a prize valued at over $100 so make sure you get on it soon.

Another plug, our good friend Lee Gambin is going to be giving a talk on "gay subtext and representation in the classic and modern horror film," as a part of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. If you know Lee, then you know this is a subject he is highly passionate about and this talk should be an entertaining part of the program. Click Here for more information and to buy tickets. We understand they're selling fast.

Finally we have a little comic about the store done by customer Chris Rodgers. Check out his blog here. If you'd like to see more of these or you even think you can do one of your own, let us know. Click through for a higher res version.

That'll do it for this week. Remember, let us know what is happening, were happy to drop you some plugs.

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