Thursday, April 28, 2011

Free Comic Book Day - More Than Just Free Comics!

So you'll be getting free comics this 7th of May, but we here at All Star Comics Melbourne wanted to offer you something more. Thanks to the very generous time of some of Melbourne's great artistic talent, they've agreed to come in and join the chaos so they can give you some free sketches.

Who do we have on deck you ask? Allow us to show you all this world class list of talent and be sure to check out the web pages and art blogs:

Jeffrey Cruz
 

Artist for Udon Entertainment with experience working on iconic Capcom characters - Website
 
Matthew Dunn 

Writer/Artist for FEC Comics Lonely Monsters (Available at All Star Comics now) - Website

Hugh Freeman


Freelance Artist/Illustrator  - Website

Katie Houghton -Ward

Writer/Artist for Heavy Metal Magazine story Khulan - Website

Andrew Issac



Tristan Jones


Writer/Artist currently at work on IDW's Ghostbusters with experience working on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Website

Michael Wszelaki


Writer/Artist for Web Comic Ultimate X - Website

These artists are being kind enough to provide their sketching skill absolutely free. Some artists though will be selling some of their comics or artwork on the day so if you like what you see, make sure to check out what else they have available.

We will post the schedule for all artists early next week.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

All Star Recommends!

After a couple of weeks off due to a variety of outside world events and Supanova, we're back with some more recommendations for your consideration. All books below are available in store at All Star Comics Melbourne from tomorrow. Remember that if you mention you read about one of these here or in our archive we'll give you a 10% discount off the listed price.

Scalped
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: RM Guera
Recommended by: Luke

It takes a superb team to inspire a sense of creative jealousy. With Scalped it approaches with speed and stealth, as in your compulsion to flip through each arc you submit and fail to properly notice how layered and dense the world Aaron and Guera have in 7 trades made almost historic. That is until the usually crushing revelations in the final pages grind you down in weary acceptance alongside the characters trapped within.

All good crime and noir tinged epics need to convey a setting that the audience can sense, be it through smell or taste that seeps from the landscape. A world populated by denizens with a multitude of human flaws and aspects that allow access to a bleak mirror of our own. In Rez Blues we are taken to a remote place outside of the usual inner Rez hum of the Crazy Horse Casino to watch an aged couple struggle on the edge of town as winter closes in. We are also given a glimpse into the past of yet another character who, having chanced the horrors of Vietnam, has to return to face his foretold future in an equally dire place: home. Finally, there is Shunka, one of the great blank slates of the series thus far, who is revealed to have a secret as devastating as those he seeks to exploit and punish for Chief Red Crow.

Aaron and Guera’s South Dakota “Rez” has become a world unto itself with legacies of greed and misfortune, and the latest in the series deals with the more egregiously cursed folk among them. The book’s closest cousin is perhaps TV’s The Shield. Where from issue one/episode one, the characters the creators are asking you to follow and ingratiate yourself toward are made demonic and challenging to accept; and as the series continues those mistakes/choices linger in the back of your mind as they haunt those on the page/screen.

Scalped is currently up to volume 8 and prices on the trades vary, volume 1 though is available at All Star Comics Melbourne now with a shelf price of $19.95.

Forgetless
Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Various
Recommended by: Dom

Thanks to series like Morning Glories, Iron Man 2.0 and those Jimmy Olsen back ups in Action Comics (recently collected in the Jimmy Olsen one shot), writer Nick Spencer has been getting a good amount of buzz. It is generally interesting to go back to a writers earlier to work to see what brought them to the place in which they currently sit. Forgetless is one of those earlier works which shows Spencer's potential and highlights some of the key aspects common to his work like clever dialogue and themes of Gen Y boredom.

Set around a New York nightclub party, Forgetless briefly examines the lives of four individuals who are stuck in bizzare consequences. A late night host whose life is about to come undone, a youtube sensation famous for rather crass antics and two models moolighting as hit girls. There is a key point their lives hit and the story goes backwards and forwards examining the crazy and often rather funny circustances that brought them all to this one event. The art backs up the constant perspective shifts with a sort of hyperglow beautiful reality looking through the model's eyes and a gritty, angular and often ugly world through the men's viewpoint.

It is an examination of boredom for the switched on generation, how reality just isn't enough. On a surface level though, it is just a lot of fun, a story that will have you turning each page to find out how much crazier things can get. The collection also includes a back up story again focusing on a group of underagers trying to get into the same party. Again, similar themes at work and Spencer's sharp ear for funny dialogue goes a long way to carry both stories.

Forgetless is a stand alone collection and is available at All Star Comics Melbourne now with a shelf price of $19.95.

Fear Itself #1
Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist: Stuart Immonen
Recommended by: Eddie

Jörmungandr. This word may not mean a lot to you. It may be a word you’ve heard many times. But I have rarely seen it used in Marvel Comics. And correct me if I’m wrong not used in this issue at all.

This issue is called “the serpent”. It tells the story of the avengers interacting with the Agasgardians. While in the back ground two things are happening, first every day folk are getting more fearful in everyday life and second Sin, daughter of Red Skull, is dealing with her fathers note books tracking down a weapon called to midgard by the Nazis.

This probably doesn't sound like much of an event, but as said the title of this issue is “the serpent” , and this issue does have easter eggs to one serpent in particular, Jörmungandr. Jörmungandr is in classic norse myths the arch enemy of Thor. He is a sea serpent son of Loki that holds his own tail in his mouth. When he releases said tail it is to mean the end of the world.

Surely the heroes will save the day, but hey that’s why we love comics. However if we are going to get another “end of the world event” we should be glad it's this smartly written.

Fear Itself issue one is available at All Star Comics Melbourne now with a shelf price of $6.00.

Astonishing X-Men 
Writer: Joss Whedon
Artist: John Cassaday
Recommended by: Luke

Late to the party? Perhaps, but there is also no better time than now, in the lead up to 2012’s Avengers, than to look back at Joss Whedon’s most prolific comics work; Namely, his team up with artist John Cassaday on another of Marvel’s mainstays, The X-Men.

Given its own descriptive and a new number one within the X-canon proves a windfall as while Whedon’s run could be considered brief, and though he didn’t shy away from continuity, his 24 issues certainly feel every part his own self contained fling with mutantkind.

Like creators Geoff Johns and Grant Morrison, Whedon has a knack, within long standing franchises, for striking his readers with the obvious (!) and in an emotional moment between Kitty Pride and the recently resurrected Colossus you realise, in spite of its execution seeming plain and recognizable, it’s never been done before, not like that anyway. His sharp sense of humour also finds traction with the reversals of ‘instinct’ forced upon Beast and Wolverine that are also inspired and original in their execution. Cassaday’s artistic expression seeming a perfect fit for Whedon’s lighter moments.

The series is filled with these sparks of ingenuity as what the team endures seems new and yet comfortable, second nature while still fresh. Even with the integration of concepts burdened by continuity (Genosha and The Hellfire Club), Whedon makes nice and shows the reader the depth of the world he is giving an accessible glimpse into. This effect makes one want to peek back into the X past for something equally as mindful, compelling and yes, astonishing. There really is no other word.

We have a whole bunch of formats for Astonishing X-Men here at All Star Comics and a lot of different price points. If you're interested come on in and take a look. If you would like to start cheaply though, the first trade has a shelf price of just $19.95.


All Star Recommends Archive

New Comics For Wednesday 27th April


While we remain unsure if there has been any delays due to all those public holidays you've been enjoying, we maintain our hope that you will have a chance to read a lot of these great books on Wednesday. Also: Scott Pilgrim and Thor action figures, two action figures that couldn't be more suited to each other on a shelf.

Marvel
AGE OF X UNIVERSE #2 (OF 2)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #659 BIG
ANITA BLAKE CIRCUS OF DAMNED INGENUE #3
AVENGERS #12.1
CAPTAIN AMERICA #617
DEADPOOL #36
FF #2
INCREDIBLE HULKS #627
MIGHTY THOR #1
NAMOR FIRST MUTANT #9
NEW MUTANTS #24 AGEX
ORSON SCOTT CARDS SPEAKER FOR DEAD #4
OSBORN #5 (OF 5) BIG
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #4 (OF 5)
RUSE #2 (OF 4)
SECRET AVENGERS #12
SECRET AVENGERS #12.1
SPIDER-GIRL #6 BIG
SPIDER-MAN #13
THOR ASGARDS AVENGER #1
THUNDERSTRIKE #5 (OF 5)
TOMB OF DRACULA PRES. THRONE OF BLOOD #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #536
VENOM #2
X-23 #9
X-MEN #10

DC Comics
ACTION COMICS #900
BATMAN INCORPORATED #5
BRIGHTEST DAY #24
DC COMICS PRESENTS NIGHT FORCE #1
DETECTIVE COMICS #876
FLASH #11 (FLASHPOINT) (RES)
GREEN ARROW #11 (BRIGHTEST DAY)
GREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS #9 (WOGL)
INFAMOUS #4 (OF 6)
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #24 (BD)
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #50
WONDER WOMAN #610

Vertigo
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #14
NEW YORK FIVE #4 (OF 4)
SCALPED #48
XOMBI #2

Boom
AMORY WARS KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH 3 #10
INCORRUPTIBLE #17
PLANET OF THE APES #1
STAN LEE TRAVELER #6

Dark Horse
CONAN ROAD OF KINGS #4 (OF 6)
DOCTOR SOLAR MAN OF ATOM #6
KING CONAN SCARLET CITADEL #3
STAR WARS DARTH VADER & LOST COMMAND #4
STAR WARS LEGACY WAR #5 (OF 6)
STRANGE CASE OF MR HYDE #1 (OF 4)

IDW
ANGEL #44
DOCTOR WHO ONGOING VOL 2 #4
GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #2
INFESTATION CVO 100 PG SPECTACULAR
LOCKE & KEY KEYS TO THE KINGDOM #6 (OF 6)
TRANSFORMERS 3 PREQUEL FOUNDATION #3
TRUE BLOOD TAINTED LOVE #3

Image
HAUNT #15
MARINEMAN #5
MISSION #3
MORNING GLORIES #9
WALKING DEAD #84
WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #17

Misc
ARCHIE #620
BART SIMPSON COMICS #59
BETTY & VERONICA #253 (RES)
DANGER GIRL ARMY OF DARKNESS #1
RASL #10 (MR)
WARLORD OF MARS #6

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
BULLETPROOF COFFIN TP
CAPTAIN AMERICA OPERATION REBIRTH PREM HC
CAPTAIN AMERICA TRIAL OF CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC
DOCTOR SOLAR MAN OF THE ATOM TP VOL 01
DOOMWAR TP
EMPIRE STATE A LOVE STORY OR NOT GN
ESSENTIAL X-MEN TP VOL 06
FANTASTIC FOUR BY JONATHAN HICKMAN PREM HC VOL 04
FLASH REBIRTH TP
GI JOE DISAVOWED TP VOL 03
INVINCIBLE TP VOL 14 VILTRUMITE WAR
JONAH HEX TALL TALES TP
LAST PHANTOM TP VOL 01
MMW FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 06
PUNISHER TP FRANKEN-CASTLE
SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK BY JOHN BYRNE TP VOL 01
SHOWCASE PRESENTS GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 05
SPIKE HC VOL 01
THOR WARRIORS THREE UNLEASHED PREM HC
X-MEN GOD LOVES MAN KILLS TP NEW PTG
X-MEN OMNIBUS HC VOL 02
X-MEN VS AVENGERS AND FANTASTIC FOUR TP
Y THE LAST MAN DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 05

Magazines
PREVIEWS #272 MAY 2011 (NET)
TOMARTS ACTION FIGURE DIGEST #197

Merch
MARVEL SELECT THOR MOVIE ACTION FIGURE
SCOTT PILGRIM 6-IN ACTION FIGURES

Saturday, April 23, 2011

May 7th is Free Comic Book Day 2011!


Hopefully you all know by now that Free Comic Book Day is May 7th, if not, you do now and we at All Star Comics Melbourne plan to make it a big one. We'll be revealing a lot of cool specifics and schedules over the next 2 weeks.

We're going to have everything you expect from a Free Comic Book Day like staff in crazy costumes (and let me tell you, they're crazy) and a lot more. We don't want to be the only ones in costume though, we're also inviting anyone to show up in a appropriate heroic attire. Now if you don't want to brave public transport in a costume, we're more than happy to provide changing rooms for anyone that requires one. Just let us know before hand and an estimate of what time you will be in so we know.

Also, if you do come in costume, we want to reward you for your efforts so we are going to have a costume contest. The way this will work is that we will take photos of everyone in costume and then post them on our Facebook page, whoever gets the most likes on their photo will win a $50 voucher and an exclusively designed All Star Comics Free Comic Book Day T-shirt.

You can bring cameras to take photos and staff in costume will be available for group shots. We will also have a photographer on hand to take photos which will be published on our Facebook page and of course, we encourage everyone to tag themselves in these photos.

Free Comic Book Day though is about the free comics and on Tuesday the 3rd of May there will be a special All Star Recommends (I assure you, we're still doing them) that will talk about the Free Comics that will be on offer this year. Our recommenders are currently fighting over who gets to write up what.

Keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook and here for more announcements this week. We are going to have other contests throughout the day and some other cool surprises. We promise to have updates on all these with schedules before the day.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Comics Shipping 20th of April


These are the comics that will be coming your way this Wednesday. Lots to look forward to so be sure to head into All Star Comics Melbourne to pick up your books. If you would like any of these books held for you, please call, send us an e-mail, tweet us or leave a note in the comments below or on Facebook.

Marvel
AVENGERS #12
AVENGERS ACADEMY #12
DEADPOOLMAX #7
FEAR ITSELF SINS PAST #1 FEAR
GENERATION HOPE #6
HALO FALL OF REACH COVENANT #1 (OF 4)
HULK #32
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #503 FEAR
IRON MAN 2.0 #4
MARVEL BACKLIST CHRONOLOGY #1
SIGIL #2 (OF 4)
SILVER SURFER #3 (OF 5)
SKAAR KING OF SAVAGE LAND #2 (OF 5)
SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1000
THUNDERBOLTS #156
UNCANNY X-FORCE #8
WOLVERINE #8
WOLVERINE & JUBILEE #4 (OF 4)
X-FACTOR #218

DC
BATMAN #709
DC COMICS PRESENTS LSH DAMNED #1
DC COMICS PRESENTS NINJA BOY #1
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #6
DEUS EX #3 (OF 6)
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #22
GREEN LANTERN #65 (WAR OF GL)
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #59 (WAR OF GL)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #56
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #12
POWER GIRL #23
SPIRIT #13
SUPERGIRL #63
SUPERMAN BATMAN #83
TEEN TITANS #94
TINY TITANS #39
YOUNG JUSTICE #3
ZATANNA #12

Vertigo
DMZ #64
FABLES #104
HELLBLAZER #278

Boom
28 DAYS LATER #22
STAN LEE SOLDIER ZERO #7

Dark Horse
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #1
MASS EFFECT EVOLUTION #4 (OF 4)

IDW
DOCTOR WHO FAIRYTALE LIFE #1 (OF 4)
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS DARK SUN #4 (OF 5)
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS #6
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #165
KILL SHAKESPEARE #10 (OF 12)
SUICIDE GIRLS #1 (OF 4)
TRANSFORMERS HEART OF DARKNESS #2
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS UNDERCITY #1 (OF 4)

Image
HACK SLASH #3
SUPER DINOSAUR #1
TWILIGHT GUARDIAN #4 (OF 4)
WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #16

Misc
ARCHIE & FRIENDS #154
DIAMOND BOOKSHELF #7 
GREEN HORNET #15
KATE MIDDLETON VERY PRIVATE PRINCESS
LAST PHANTOM #6
RED SONJA BREAK THE SKIN ONE SHOT
SIMPSONS COMICS #177
SIXTH GUN #11
SONIC UNIVERSE #27
VICTORIAN SECRET LADIES OF STEAMPUNK
WILLIAM WINDSOR VERY PUBLIC PRINCE

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks
AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 06
AMITY BLAMITY GN BOOK 01
ASTRO CITY SHINING STARS HC
AVENGERS PRIME PREM HC
BLOOD STAINED SWORD TP
BULLET TO THE HEAD TP
CAPTAIN AMERICA VS RED SKULL TP
CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 11
COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS TP VOL 13 SNOID
COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS TP VOL 15 MODE ODAY
DAN CLOWES MISTER WONDERFUL LOVE STORY TP
DRAFTED TP ESSENTIAL EDITION
ESSENTIAL THOR TP VOL 05
GIRL & GORILLA GN
HITMAN TP VOL 04 ACE OF KILLERS NEW PTG
KATE & WILLIAM VERY PUBLIC LOVE STORY TP
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES HC VOL 01 THE CHOICE
MARVEL ADV SPIDER-MAN TP SENSATIONAL DIGEST
RED HULK TP SCORCHED EARTH
SHIELD HC ARCHITECTS OF FOREVER
SILENT HILL PAST LIFE TP
SPIDER-MAN NEW YORK STORIES TP
SPIDER-MAN ONE MOMENT IN TIME TP
SUPERMAN BATMAN WORSHIP TP
THUNDERBOLTS CLASSIC TP VOL 01
ULT COMICS AVENGERS TP CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
X-MEN FIRST CLASS GN TP CLASS PORTRAITS

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Posters!

As you all know, we were selling the posters of Justin Van Genderen at Supanova on the weekend and we'd like to thank all that picked one up. We're sure your wall is also thanking you. While we did sell a lot of our stock, we still have some posters left over and they are now available for sale in store.

Individual posters are $45 each however if you want 3 or more posters they will be $40 each, for example, 3 posters equals $120. We will do mail orders if you are interstate or live out of the city, postage charges apply. Please call or e-mail the store for more information.

First up, we have extremely limited quantities of the following posters:



Now because we only have limited quantities of these (2 or less of each), we can't take holds. If however you come into the store and we are sold out, we can still take pre-orders for when we get more posters sent to us. Pre-orders deposits will be $20.

Posters we still have more than 3 of and we will take holds for are the following:


If you would like a Neo Tokyo or Hoth poster, please let us know via e-mail or phone. We are happy to hold either one of these posters for interested customers for 7 days.

We will be updating next week on getting some posters back in stock, particularly Gotham. As stated above, we are taking pre-orders deposits for posters and will post the full range of posters (including some new ones) available for pre-order next week.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Paul Runners Up!

Thanks to Universal Pictures Australia, the following people have won a double pass to Paul, a Paul T-Shirt and a Paul poster.

Benji Bajorek
Rob Gordon (Blogspot)
Stu McLeod
Ewan Melbourne

All prizes are now ready to be picked up from All Star Comics Melbourne.

Remember, Paul is only at the movies April 14th
Make sure to visit: www.PaulTheMovie.com.au

Once again, big thanks to Universal Pictures Australia for these prizes.

New Comics for April 13th


While we're still recovering from Supanova, we still haven't forgotten about New Comics coming out this week.

Marvel
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #658 BIG
BLACK PANTHER MAN WITHOUT FEAR #517
CAPTAIN AMERICA FIGHTING AVENGER #1
CARNAGE #4 (OF 5)
CASANOVA GULA #4 (OF 4)
DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #8
DT GUNSLINGER LITTLE SISTERS ELURIA #5 (OF 5)
DEADPOOL #35
FORMIC WARS BURNING EARTH #4 (OF 7)
HAWKEYE: BLIND SPOT #3 (OF 4)
INCREDIBLE HULKS #626
IRON MAN 2.0 #3
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #622 FEAR
NEW AVENGERS #11
ONSLAUGHT UNLEASHED #3 (OF 4)
PUNISHERMAX #12
SECRET WARRIORS #26
SHIELD INFINITY
STEVE ROGERS SUPER SOLDIER ANNUAL #1
SUPER HEROES #13
THOR WHOSOEVER WIELDS THIS HAMMER #1
ULTIMATE AVENGERS VS NEW ULTIMATES #3
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #157 DOSM
UNCANNY X-FORCE #7
UNCANNY X-MEN #535
X-MEN LEGACY #247 AGEX

DC
ADVENTURE COMICS #525
ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #6
BATGIRL #20
BATMAN AND ROBIN #22
BIRDS OF PREY #11
BOOSTER GOLD #43
DC COMICS PRESENTS BATMAN ARKHAM #1
DOC SAVAGE #13
FLASH #10 (FLASHPOINT)
INFAMOUS #3 (OF 6)
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #23 (BD)
OUTSIDERS #38
REBELS #27
RED ROBIN #22
SUPERBOY #6 (DOOMSDAY)
SUPERMAN #710
THUNDER AGENTS #6
TITANS #34

Vertigo
CINDERELLA FABLES ARE FOREVER #3 (OF 6)
NORTHLANDERS #39
UNWRITTEN #24

Boom
FARSCAPE #18
STAN LEE STARBORN #5

Dark Horse
HELLBOY BUSTER OAKLEY GETS HIS WISH

IDW
GI JOE VOL 2 #0
SPIKE #7 (OF 8)
TRANSFORMERS RISING STORM #3 (OF 4)

Image
BUTCHER BAKER RIGHTEOUS MAKER #2
CARBON GREY #2
INFINITE VACATION #2
LIL DEPRESSED BOY #3
SPAWN #206 (RES)

Misc
BOYS #53
CLINT #6
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #4
RED SONJA REVENGE O/T GODS #2 (OF 5)
ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #9
SPONGEBOB COMICS #2
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #2

Graphic Novels and Trades
AREA 10 TP
BOOSTER GOLD PAST IMPERFECT TP
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER TALES HC
CHAOS WAR AVENGERS TP
DEADPOOL CORPS TP VOL 01 POOL-POCALYPSE NOW
DRAGON AGE TP VOL 01
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS TP VOL 01 UNION
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST HC VOL 01
EX MACHINA DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 05
HALO FALL OF REACH PREM HC BOOT CAMP
INVADERS NOW HC
KUNG FU PANDA 2 MOVIE PREQUEL TP
MODERN MASTERS SC VOL 25 JEFF SMITH
RUNAWAYS TP VOL 01 PRIDE AND JOY DIGEST NEW PTG
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY GN TP
SPIRIT ANGEL SMERTI TP
STAR WARS INVASION TP VOL 02 RESCUES
STEPHEN KINGS N TP
SUPERMAN CODENAME PATRIOT TP
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS PREM HC BLADE VS AVENGERS
UNCANNY X-FORCE PREM HC APOCALYPSE SOLUTION
WARRIORS THREE HC DOG DAY AFTERNOON
X-23 PREM HC VOL 01 KILLING DREAM

Merch
COVER GIRLS OF THE DCU SUPERGIRL STATUE
GOON VS MR WICKER MENS T/S LG (C: 0-1-2)
HELLBOY MENS WILD HUNT T/S LG (C: 0-1-2)
MIGHTY THOR BY TRAVIS CHAREST POSTER

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Supanova! All Star T-Shirts!

Do you need another reason to head to Supanova besides getting your hands on an awesome Justin Van Genderen poster? Well Troy has been working hard out back to produce the following awesome designs put on less than awesome models:




All Star logo T-Shirts come in sizes S, M, L, on a Red, Black or White shirt. Sub Punchers T-shirts come in S, M, L only in Navy. All T-Shirts retail for $25 each.

These are all original designs by Tim Hobday and screen printed by Troy. Now of course, we are going to be selling these in the store from Monday (and you will be able to request larger sizes and alternate colours), but if you want to be the first to walk the streets with one of these t-shirts, you'll have to head to Supanova.

Please Note: Eftpos facilities will not be available on the day so we can only accept cash.

If you need to find us, we'll be at stall 53. Look at the map below:

Super 8 Australian Teaser Poster and Trailer!


Are you excited for J.J. Abrams' and Steven Spielberg's upcoming love letter to 1980s cinema Super 8? Because we are. Thanks to Paramount Pictures Australia we're proud to present the above teaser poster and the trailer below. What's going on in the trailer? Nobody knows but if Abrams other films are anything to go by, we can't wait to find out. Let us know what you think.

Super 8 is in Cinemas June 9th.


Super 8 - Theatrical Trailer by Paramount_Australia

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Supanova! All Star Items.

We've been teasing you and now we can finally reveal some of the cool items you will be able to get from the All Star Comics booth at Supanova.

Today, we're revealing these cool posters by Justin Van Genderen. We will have the following available for sale on the day:




These posters will retail at Supanova for $45 per print. Dimensons of the posters are approx. 60cm x 41.5cm. If you can't make it to the con, fret not, we will be taking orders in store for the posters and will sell them to you if we have leftover stock from the convention. If you would like one immediately though, you'll have to come to stall number 53 this weekend. Sorry, no pre-orders. We will also have other designs on display that you will be able to order through the store.

Please note that we will not have eftpos services on the day so it will be cash only.

Check back again tomorrow for another cool item reveal.

Marvel Team Up! Thor Clip and Cap Trailer!


Thanks to Paramount Pictures Australia we are proud to present a short clip from Thor and the Australian release trailer for Captain America.

Thor
Release Date -  April 28th

Thor - Taser Clip by Paramount Australia

Captain America: The First Avenger
Release Date – July 28th

Captain America: The First Avenger - Theatrical... by Paramount Australia

Thanks once again to Paramount Pictures Australia for these clips.

Paul Competition Grand Prize Winner!



The winner of the Grand Prize who will be attending the red carpet premiere this Thursday night is:

Sean Stagg

Thanks to Universal Pictures Australia, Sean has won the following:

  • 2 Tickets to the premiere of Paul, a Paul poster and a Paul T-Shirt.
For those of you that didn't win, fear not, you still have a chance to get one of our cool runner up packages which will be drawn at 6pm on Monday. Find the details on those here.

Remember, Paul is only at the movies April 14th
Make sure to visit: www.PaulTheMovie.com.au

Once again, big thanks to Universal Pictures Australia for these prizes.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Justin Hamilton Tickets!


Thanks to everyone that entered our Justin Hamilton competition.We've drawn the names and the winners will be contacted via e-mail or phone.
    For those of you that didn't win remember that the show is playing until the 23rd of April. You can book tickets through the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Website. The show has been getting a lot of attention lately for its transmedia elements, check out The Age's article in which Justin says:
    "I was keen to explore something new using media to tie into the narrative. You can just watch the show, and you'll get it - but with the app, you can look at it before, during or afterwards … for example, when I talk about the comedy duo I used to be in, you can click on that and then it takes you to a page about that.''
    Thanks once again to Justin Hamilton and Token for the tickets.

    Monday, April 4, 2011

    New Comics for April 6th!

    This is what you need to know about comics shipping this week!




    MARVEL
    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #38
    ANNIHILATORS #2 (OF 4)
    AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #5 (OF 9)
    AVENGERS THOR CAPTAIN AMERICA OFF IND MU #12
    CAPTAIN AMERICA HAIL HYDRA #4 (OF 5)
    DEADPOOL FAMILY #1
    EMMA #2 (OF 5)
    FEAR ITSELF #1 (OF 7)
    FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT #1 (OF 7)
    FEAR ITSELF SPOTLIGHT
    HERC #1
    HEROES FOR HIRE #5
    MARVEL ZOMBIES SUPREME #3 (OF 5)
    OZMA OF OZ #5 (OF 8)
    SKAAR KING OF SAVAGE LAND #1 (OF 5)
    ULTIMATE COMICS CAPTAIN AMERICA #4 (OF 4)
    UNCANNY X-MEN #534.1
    WOLVERINE BEST THERE IS #5
    WOLVERINE HERCULES MM&M #2 (OF 4)

    DC
    BATMAN BEYOND #4
    BRIGHTEST DAY #23
    DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #5
    DOOM PATROL #21
    FIRST WAVE SPECIAL #1
    FREEDOM FIGHTERS #8
    JLA 80 PAGE GIANT 2011 #1
    JONAH HEX #66
    JSA ALL STARS #17
    SECRET SIX #32
    SUPERMAN BATMAN ANNUAL #5 (DOOMSDAY)
    WEIRD WORLDS #4 (OF 6)

    VERTIGO
    HOUSE OF MYSTERY #36
    IZOMBIE #12
    VERTIGO RESURRECTED HELLBLAZER BAD BLOOD #1
    SWEET TOOTH #20 (MR)

    BOOM
    IRREDEEMABLE #24

    DARK HORSE
    AXE COP BAD GUY EARTH #2 (OF 3)
    BPRD DEAD REMEMBERED #1 (OF 3)
    SOLOMON KANE RED SHADOWS #1 (OF 4)
    USAGI YOJIMBO #136
    WITCHFINDER LOST & GONE FOREVER #3 (OF 5)

    IDW
    DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS #3 SEVENTH DOCTOR
    DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS #5
    FALLEN ANGEL RETURN OF THE SON #3 (OF 4)
    INFESTATION #2 (OF 2)
    IRON SIEGE #3 (OF 3)

    IMAGE
    BLUE ESTATE #1
    CHEW #18
    GREEN WAKE #1 (OF 5)
    INTREPIDS #2
    MADMAN NEW GIANT SIZE SUPER GINCHY SPEC OS #0
    MEMOIR #3 (OF 6)
    NONPLAYER #1 (OF 6)
    TWILIGHT GUARDIAN #3 (OF 4)
    WHO IS JAKE ELLIS #3

    MISC
    BETTY #191
    CHARISMAGIC #1
    RAISE THE DEAD II #4
    SHONEN JUMP MAY 2011

    TRADES AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
    AARON AND AHMED HC
    AVENGERS PRIME PREM HC
    BOYS TP VOL 08 HIGHLAND LADDIE
    BUT I CANT DO ANYTHING ELSE A/O ROB SCHRAB HC
    CHAOS WAR TP
    DIE HARD YEAR ONE TP VOL 02
    DRAGON AGE TP VOL 01
    DR HORRIBLE SING ALONG BLOG BOOK SC
    ESSENTIAL X-MEN TP VOL 05 NEW ED
    FABLES TP VOL 15 ROSE RED (MR)
    GI JOE TALES FROM THE COBRA WARS TP
    IRON MAN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION PREM HC
    MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 TP
    OUR ARMY AT WAR TP
    OUTLAW PRINCE TP
    RED BETTER RED THAN DEAD TP
    SHADOWLAND PREM HC POWER MAN
    STAR TREK KHAN RULING IN HELL TP
    SUPERSTAR HC VOL 01 AS SEEN ON TV
    TIME MASTERS VANISHING POINT TP
    TRANSFORMERS SECTOR 7 TP
    ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS AVENTURE TP

    MAGAZINES AND MISC
    FANGORIA #302 APR 2011
    GREEN LANTERN HONOR GUARD RING REPLICA
    POP BEETLEJUICE VINYL FIGURE
    POP FREDDY KRUEGER VINYL FIGURE
    POP GREMLIN VINYL FIGURE
    POP JASON VOORHEES VINYL FIGURE
    POP MICHAEL MYERS VINYL FIGURE

    Sunday, April 3, 2011

    Paul Competition!


    Do you want to go to the Melbourne Premiere of Paul with Nick Frost and Simon Pegg? Well thanks to Universal Pictures we have some amazing prizes to give away including two tickets to the Premiere this Thursday night.

    All we want you to do is tell us which fictional alien you'd like to go on a road trip with (as opposed to real aliens who have better things to do). Write your answer below, on the appropriate Facebook thread or tweet it to us. Now because the premiere is this Thursday night we need to draw this a little earlier than the rest of the prizes so these tickets will be drawn on Wednesday the 6th of April at noon. The rest of the prizes will be drawn on Monday the 11th of April at 6pm.

    The Premiere will be on Thursday the 7th of April, Hoyts Melbourne Central from 6:00pm. Even if you don't win, this is a red carpet event so head along to check out Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

    The prizes are as follows:

    *Grand Prize - 2 Tickets to the premiere of Paul, a Paul poster and a Paul T-Shirt.
     

    *4 Runner Up Prizes - 1 in season double pass to Paul, a Paul poster and a Paul T-shirt.


    The winner of the grand prize will be contacted via social media at noon on Wednesday the 6th of April (blogspot entries, please make sure we can contact you on your profile). Please only enter the original draw if you can make the event. All prizes must be picked up from All Star Comics Melbourne (which is conveniently located just around the corner from Melbourne Central). If you can't make it, save your entry for after 12pm on Wednesday as you will then go into the draw for runner up prizes. All original entries are included in the runner up prize draw. One entry per person. Paul is rated MA15+ so you must be over the age of 15 to enter.

    Only at the movies April 14th
    Make sure to visit: www.PaulTheMovie.com.au

    Once again, big thanks to Universal Pictures Australia for these prizes.

    Saturday, April 2, 2011

    All Star Update!

    We're back again here to drop some plugs and tell you all about the joyous happenings around the world of All Star Comics.


    First of all, we told you earlier this week that we were attending Supanova and this week we are going to be revealing some cool and what we hope are exclusive items which you will be able to purchase at the All Star Comics stall. Remember that Supanova runs from the 8th to the 10th of April at the Melbourne Show Grounds. Go to their page here to find out about guests and the cool events that will no doubt be taking place. We're excited, you should be too. Check back on Wednesday for the first of our item reveals.


    We also revealed this week another competition, this time for our friend Justin Hamilton's new show Circular at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Check out the link and enter for your chance to see our favourite combination of comic book fan, comedian and nice guy for free. If you don't win or can't make it on the night you can buy tickets to Circular from the Comedy Festival website.

    It does feel like we mention them every week but this time we were actually on the show. Noncanonical recently had their 50th episode and Mitch (his lovely girlfriend Melissa getting more airtime than him) and Dom get some brief airtime so give it a listen. Also, while your at it, give their sister podcast Gameplay a listen co-hosted by our good friend Tristan Jones.


    Have you seen the giant airbrushed Joker in our store? Well it was done by the very talented Nick who works at Model Mania. If you're chasing diecast models in any form then make sure to check them out. They're just a short walk from All Star at 94 Elizabeth Street.

    Lastly, we have a few blogs we'd like to give a shout out to. First up is Maarten Bouw's comic Drawn Out Dad. A comic inpsired by fatherhood and the comic strip Blondie. Also is the great art blog Houdini's Last Escape which features some cool artwork from a number of local artists and updated weekly.


    Remember to keep your eye on All Star Comics Facebook and Twitter pages, we have just gotten word of a very exciting competition we will be launching tomorrow.

    Till next week.

    Friday, April 1, 2011

    Sucker Punch! The Winners!


    Thanks for the great response to the contest, we hope to hold ones that are justs as big in the future. Below is a list of the winners and the prize pools they fell into. Come into the store to pick up your prize.

    Big thanks once again to Warner Bros Pictures and Village Roadshow for all the prizes they sent to us.

    Remember, Sucker Punch is released in cinemas on the 7th of April.

    The first 6 winners get a large poster, a mini poster and 2 passes are:
    Neville Whittaker
    Mary Borsellino
    Julie Salisbury
    Bradley Heap
    Damien Baumgart
    Bradley Granger

    The next 5 winners get a large poster, a mini poster and a single pass, they are:
    Chris Sharp
    Georgina Emselle
    Haydn Klemm
    Steve Ramsie
    Safeer Syed

    The next 4 winners get a mini poster and a single pass, they are:
    Dave Collins
    Stuart Dalgliesh
    Bronwyn Leth
    Elroy (Twitter)

    The next 50 people all win a mini poster (probably best to use ctrl F to find your name in this one):
    Ben Cook, John McCabe, Kevin Lau, Keppers (Blogspot), Tom Pickering, Thomas Bailey, Tristan Jones, Erika Honey, Stu Macleod, Mitchell Charles Winfield, Erik Bing, Sean Stagg, Tim (Blogspot), Donovan Badrock, Arthur Dent, Maarten Bouw, Quientin Marsh, Luke Harman, Jem Newlyn, Matt Brick, Jessica West, Fred Atkins, Simon Cleary, Luke Sims, Alexandre Jacques Perron, Geoffrey D'unienville, Darren McAuliffe, Joshua Reilly-Chazkiantis, Ookami Prime, Sebastian Wallace, Scare Crow, Rebekka Jones, Holden (Twitter), Chad Parker, Jason Mazar, Jane Lee, Sean Hennessy, Chris (Blogspot), Rhiannon Deans-Smith, Val Issa, Andrew Walsh, James Williams, David Goei, Karl Ubergang, Stacey Borg (Twitter), James Buick, Ross (blogspot), Gab Benitez, Tim Watts, Simon Tham.

    Big thanks once again to Warner Bros Pictures and Village Roadshow for the passes and posters.