Saturday, July 30, 2011
Have you grabbed yourself an ASCM official t-shirt yet? Or perhaps you wanted to but the size or design you were after had already sold out. Troy will be setting the All Star printing press back up again next week. If you like, now is your chance to put an order in for the shirt your choice. Here are a few pics of the current design catalogue.
Posted by All Star Comics Team at 3:27 PM
Monday, July 25, 2011
Welcome back for your weekly list of comic books which we hope makes you feel warm on cold Mondays. Remember that if you would like any of these put to the side for you, use one of the many forms of communication that the modern world allows...unless it is a carrier pigeon because we can't open the windows.
Posted by All Star Comics Team at 12:08 PM
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Thanks to Paramount Pictures Australia we have 12 double passes to give away for the upcoming science fiction western from Jon Favreau (Iron Man) Cowboys and Aliens.
Since we had so many great artistic entries to our Super 8 competition we've decided to once again split the passes across art and words so your two ways to enter are as follows.
1. E-mail us a drawing of an Alien dressed as a cowboy. It can be any type of alien but we've found funny will probably work for you. These will then be put up in a Facebook album for everyone to vote on. Entries are due by midnight Sunday the 31st of July. Voting will then run for a week and be drawn decided on the 8th of August.
2. Make a comment below, on Facebook or on Twitter telling us a team up or clash of your favourite Cowboy and your favourite Alien. These entries will then go into the famous All Star barrel and prizes will be drawn at midday on Monday the 1st of August.
Big thanks once again to Paramount Pictures Australia for these prizes.
Only At the Movies August 18th
© 2011 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
Posted by All Star Comics Team at 12:35 PM
Monday, July 18, 2011
Here is the list of titles that we all hope you will be able to get your hands on starting this Wednesday at about 4pm. Lots of goodness here to check out so I best not waste your time with what I'm saying. As usual, shout out if you'd like something through our various means of communication.
|15 LOVE #2 (OF 3)|
|AVENGERS #15 FEAR|
|AVENGERS THOR CAPTAIN AMERICA OFF INDEX MU #15|
|FEAR ITSELF #3 (OF 7) 2ND PTG|
|FEAR ITSELF DEADPOOL #2 (OF 3) FEAR|
|FEAR ITSELF FEARSOME FOUR #2 (OF 4) FEAR|
|FEAR ITSELF FF #1 FEAR|
|FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT #4 (OF 7) FEAR|
|GENERATION HOPE #9|
|HERC #5 FEAR|
|HULK #37 FEAR|
|INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #506 FEAR|
|IRON MAN 2.0 #7 FEAR|
|MARVEL UNIVERSE VS WOLVERINE #2 (OF 4)|
|SKAAR KING OF SAVAGE LAND #5 (OF 5)|
|THOR HEAVEN AND EARTH #1 (OF 4)|
|ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #2 (OF 6)|
|UNCANNY X-MEN #541 FEAR|
|BATMAN GATES OF GOTHAM #3 (OF 5)|
|DC COMICS PRESENTS THE METAL MEN #1|
|DC RETROACTIVE BATMAN THE 70S #1|
|DC RETROACTIVE THE FLASH THE 70S #1|
|DC RETROACTIVE WONDER WOMAN THE 70S #1|
|DC THE NEW 52 #1 PREVIEW BOOK|
|DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #12|
|DEUS EX #6 (OF 6)|
|FLASHPOINT #2 (OF 5)|
|FLASHPOINT DEADMAN & THE FLYING GRAYSONS #2|
|FLASHPOINT LEGION OF DOOM #2 (OF 3)|
|FLASHPOINT THE OUTSIDER #2 (OF 3)|
|FLASHPOINT WONDER WOMAN & THE FURIES #2|
|JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #59|
|LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #15|
|POWER GIRL #26|
|SUPERMAN BATMAN #86|
|THUNDER AGENTS #9|
|TINY TITANS #42|
|WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS AFTERMATH #1 (OF 2)|
|CINDERELLA FABLES ARE FOREVER #6 (OF 6)|
|STAN LEE SOLDIER ZERO #10|
|CONAN ISLAND OF NO RETURN #2|
|CRIMINAL MACABRE GOON WHEN FREAKS COLLIDE|
|RAGE #2 (OF 3)|
|STAR WARS CLONE WARS YR TV VOL 06 STARCRUSHER TRAP|
|STAR WARS JEDI DARK SIDE #3|
|STAR WARS OLD REPUBLIC #2 (OF 5) LOST SUNS|
|DUKE NUKEM GLORIOUS BASTARD #1 (OF 4)|
|GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #168|
|LOCKE & KEY CLOCKWORKS #1 (OF 6)|
|ROCKETEER ADVENTURES #3 (OF 4)|
|SNAKE EYES ONGOING (IDW) #3|
|TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #22|
|TRUE BLOOD TAINTED LOVE #6|
|ALL NIGHTER #2 (OF 5)|
|DEADLANDS MASSACRE AT RED WING ONE SHOT|
|HACK SLASH #6|
|MARKSMAN #1 (OF 6)|
|REPULSE ONE SHOT|
|WALKING DEAD #87|
|WITCH DOCTOR #2 (OF 4)|
|BOYS BUTCHER BAKER CANDLESTICKMAKER #1|
|LADY MECHANIKA #2|
|MISADVENTURES OF ADAM WEST #1|
|SERGIO ARAGONES FUNNIES #1|
|SIMPSONS COMICS #180|
|BACK IN STOCK|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #665|
|CRIMINAL LAST OF INNOCENT #1 (OF 4)|
|FEAR ITSELF DEADPOOL #1 (OF 3) FEAR|
|FLASHPOINT BATMAN KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1|
|FLASHPOINT PROJECT SUPERMAN #1 (OF 3)|
|FLASHPOINT WONDER WOMAN & THE FURIES #1|
|MYSTERY MEN #3 (OF 5)|
|RED WING #1 (OF 6)|
|RODD RACER ONE SHOT|
|SCREAMLAND ONGOING #2|
|UNCANNY X-MEN #539|
|AM WARS SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH 3 TP VOL 03|
|ANGEL OMNIBUS TP VOL 02|
|BLACKEST NIGHT BLACK LANTERN CORPS TP VOL 01|
|BLACKEST NIGHT BLACK LANTERN CORPS TP VOL 02|
|CAPTAIN AMERICA ART OF CAPTAIN AMERICA HC|
|CARNET DE VOYAGE|
|CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 12|
|CONAN THE BARBARIAN MASK OF ACHERON|
|DAKEN AND X-23 PREM HC COLLISION|
|DEADPOOL PULP GN TP|
|DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE HC VOL 01 DEATH VALLEY|
|EDGE OF DOOM TP|
|ENDERS GAME SPEAKER FOR DEAD PREM HC|
|ESSENTIAL PUNISHER TP VOL 02 NEW ED|
|FRAGGLE ROCK HC VOL 02|
|INCREDIBLE HULKS TP PLANET SAVAGE|
|LACKADAISY GN VOL 01|
|MARVEL POINT ONE TP|
|NEW MUTANTS CLASSIC TP VOL 06|
|ONE SOUL HC GN|
|ONSLAUGHT UNLEASHED HC|
|OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 41 THOR|
|SECRET AVENGERS TP VOL 01 MISSION TO MARS|
|SPAWN NEW BEGINNINGS TP VOL 01|
|SPELL CHECKERS GN VOL 01|
|SPIDER-MAN AM I AN AVENGER TP|
|STEVE ROGERS TP SUPER-SOLDIER|
|THOR BLACK GALAXY SAGA TP|
|THUNDERBOLTS TP VIOLENT REJECTION|
|WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE|
|WOLVERINE WOLVERINE VS X-MEN PREM HC|
|X-MEN STEVE ROGERS HC ESCAPE FROM NEG ZONE|
|MARVEL COMICS WOLVERINE 7IN PLUSH|
|OWLY PLUSH TOY 2ND ED|
Posted by All Star Comics Team at 7:22 PM
Monday, July 11, 2011
While everyone else sitting down on a Monday wondering what the week will bring, those reading this will have some insight into the comic part at the very least. Remember, for those who don't know the deal yet, if you want any of these fine titles put aside for you, let us know.
Posted by All Star Comics Team at 12:22 PM
Friday, July 8, 2011
RYAN REYNOLDS to shine at the Australian premiere of GREEN LANTERN
Ryan Reynolds (The Proposal, X-Men Origins, Definitely, Maybe) will attend the Australian premiere of his superhero action flick GREEN LANTERN in Melbourne on Tuesday August 9, 2011 before he walks the red carpet at the Sydney premiere the following night (Wednesday August 10).
Protectors of peace and justice, the Green Lantern Corps is a brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, but when a new enemy threatens to destroy the balance of power, their fate and that of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds).
A gifted and cocky test pilot, Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. But the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring that grants each with superpowers.
Encouraged by fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart, Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), Hal must quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears in order to defeat their enemy and become the greatest Green Lantern of all.
Based on the DC comic book series, the film also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong and Academy Award winners Angela Bassett and Tim Robbins.
Posted by All Star Comics Team at 6:21 PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The All Star Universe Proudly Presents The DC 52 Relaunch Program.
Early last month, DC made an announcement that almost ripped the internet in half. September will see a line wide relaunch, with all of their books starting again from number 1. This includes favourite pre-existing titles, and all new ones with some of the industry's most exciting creative talent. This one announcement tore through the comic buying community like wild fire and has been a massive talking point on the internet ever since, and also in our little part of the world at All Star Comics. So for better or worse this huge gambit by DC is happening, so we thought we'd offer a little incentive to maybe motivate some of you to try ALL 52 titles.
Firstly, we understand it is a BIG financial commitment to want to collect all 52 books. If you were to buy all of them off the shelf it would cost a total of $240 ($216 for Standing Order customers). We would like to offer you the chance to pick up the entire 52 titles for $190. That works out to be about 5 books for free for Standing Order customers and 10 books for free for shelf customers.
Secondly, we'd like to reward your euthusiasm for this promotion with a stictly limited All Star DC 52 tee shirt, designed by none other than our design guru, Tim Hobday. The shirt (not available for sale) will be the first of it's kind and like these number 1's, might one day itself be a collectors item! The design of the shirt will be revealed at a later date.
All you need to do, is come into the store and pre-pay (in full) before Wednesday the 27th of July. We can continue to take orders after this point but it would make things easier on Mitch to confirm your order before this date.....think of poor, little Mitch. This offer is available to standing order customers and shelf customers alike. The offer is only for the issue 1's of the 52 range.
So if you feel like you want to fully take part in what will be remembered as one of the boldest plays in comic history, let us know and we will sign you up for the DC 52 Relaunch Program today! :D
Posted by All Star Comics Team at 12:21 PM
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
So here we are at the midway point of the year, and what a blast the last 6 months have been! In the short time since we opened our doors to the Melbourne comic book buying community, so much has happened. We have managed to survive our first convention experience, hold a stellar Free Comic Book Day event, host an instore signing/Q&A with one of Australia's best known comic creators, have a launch for one of Australia's most exciting new local books and more importantly, start to stock a range of top quality locally produced titles!These were all things we hoped to achieve in the early days of the store, and we could not be more happy with how things have panned out.
That said, none of this would have been even remotely possible without the incredible amount of support we have been given by you guys every step of the way. We are humbled that you would choose to shop with us over the many other stores in Melbourne. We appreciate the effort of just taking time out of your day to drop by and say hi, or responding to posts on Facebook. All of this means something to us.
We hope to continue to be a point of interest in Melbourne's comic book culture beyond the whole "new kids in town" bit. We want to be able to continue with instore events and promotions that will hopefully keep you guys wanting to come back for more.
Which brings us to this. It's a little something we've named ALL STAR UNIVERSE.
The All Star Universe will be the banner under which future instore activities, events and promotions will be advertised . We will try our very best to roll out a new idea every month that will hopefully make you want to be part of the All Star Universe too.
The launch promotion for the ASU will of course be our DC 52 Relaunch Program! More details for this will be posted soon.
Again thank you all for your support both on here and in the store. We could have never made this long time dream come true without you.
Troy and Mitch.
Posted by All Star Comics Team at 9:02 PM
Monday, July 4, 2011
Seems to be all about the event books this week but if you don't roll that way, there is still plenty of other books to keep you occupied. Remember that these books should be hitting the shelf on Thursday afternoon because of the 4th of July holiday in the States. Also, if you'd like anything reserved, we have various forms of communication available in which we allow this.
|ASTONISHING THOR #5 (OF 5)|
|CAP AND THOR AVENGERS #1|
|CARS 2 #2 (OF 2)|
|DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER BATTLE OF TULL #2|
|FEAR ITSELF #4 (OF 7) FEAR|
|FEAR ITSELF UNCANNY X-FORCE #1 (OF 3)|
|FEAR ITSELF WOLVERINE #1 (OF 3)|
|FEAR ITSELF YOUTH IN REVOLT #3 (OF 6)|
|HEROES FOR HIRE #9 FEAR|
|MOON KNIGHT #3|
|NAMOR FIRST MUTANT #11|
|OZMA OF OZ #8 (OF 8)|
|RED SKULL #1 (OF 5)|
|SUPREME POWER #2 (OF 4)|
|THUNDERBOLTS #160 FEAR|
|ULTIMATE COMICS X #5|
|UNCANNY X-MEN #540 FEAR|
|VENGEANCE #1 (OF 6)|
|WOLVERINE AND BLACK CAT CLAWS 2 #1|
|ADVENTURE COMICS #528|
|BATMAN AND ROBIN #25|
|BATMAN BEYOND #7|
|DC COMICS PRESENTS SUPERMAN #4|
|DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #11|
|FP ABIN SUR THE GREEN LANTERN #2|
|FLASHPOINT BATMAN KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #2|
|FLASHPOINT SECRET SEVEN #2 (OF 3)|
|FLASHPOINT THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #2|
|JONAH HEX #69|
|SECRET SIX #35|
|TITANS ANNUAL 2011 #1|
|HOUSE OF MYSTERY #39|
|SWEET TOOTH #23|
|ELRIC THE BALANCE LOST #1|
|DOCTOR SOLAR MAN OF ATOM #7|
|100 PENNY PRESS TRANSFORMERS CLAS #1|
|GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #3|
|GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #4|
|THAT HELLBOUND TRAIN #2 (OF 3)|
|TRANSFORMERS 3 MOVIE ADAPTATION #4|
|TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #21|
|TRUE BLOOD TAINTED LOVE #5|
|ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS UNDERCITY #3 (OF 4)|
|BLUE ESTATE #4|
|MYSTERIOUS WAYS #1 (OF 6)|
|RODD RACER ONE SHOT|
|SCREAMLAND ONGOING #2|
|TRAILBLAZER ONE SHOT|
|EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS VOL 2 #1|
|ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EOTW #11|
|BACK IN STOCK|
|50 GIRLS 50 #1 (OF 4) VAR CVR 2ND PTG|
|ACTION COMICS #902 (DOOMSDAY)|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #664|
|AMERICAN VAMPIRE SURVIVAL OT FITTEST #1|
|BATMAN ARKHAM CITY #1 (OF 5)|
|BATMAN GATES OF GOTHAM #2 (OF 5)|
|BATMAN INCORPORATED #6|
|CAPE (ONE SHOT) LEGACY ED|
|REED GUNTHER #1|
|SCREAMLAND ONGOING #1|
|UNCANNY X-MEN #539|
|Trade Paperbacks and Graphic Novels|
|27 VOL 01 FIRST SET|
|ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNT CIRCUS DAMNED 01|
|BEN TEMPLESMITHS DRACULA ILL NOVEL|
|CAPTAIN AMERICA FIRST VENGEANCE TP|
|CAPTAIN AMERICA HAIL HYDRA TP|
|DOCTOR WHO ONGOING 2 TP VOL 01 RIPPER|
|FALLEN ANGEL TP RETURN OF THE SON|
|FLIGHT GN VOL 08|
|FUSILLADE TP VOL 01|
|GEORGE R R MARTIN FEVRE DREAM TP|
|GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO TP VOL 02|
|GOTHAM CENTRAL 02 JOKERS AND MADMEN|
|GREEN ARROW HC VOL 01 INTO THE WOODS|
|HALO TP BLOOD LINE|
|HEROES FOR HIRE TP CONTROL|
|INFINITY INC HC VOL 01 THE GENERATIONS SAGA|
|LOCKE & KEY HC VOL 04 KEYS TO THE KINGDOM|
|LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 03 CROWN OF SHADOWS|
|MARVEL ADV AVENGERS CAPTAIN AMERICA|
|NORTHLANDERS TP VOL 05 METAL|
|PAYING FOR IT HC|
|PENNY ARCADE TP 07 BE GOOD LITTLE PUPPY|
|QUEEN SONJA TP VOL 02|
|SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING HC BOOK 05|
|SCARLET PREM HC BOOK ONE|
|SECRET AVENGERS HC VOL 02 EYES OF DRAGON|
|SHOWCASE PRESENTS DOC SAVAGE TP|
|STAN LEE STARBORN TP VOL 01|
|SUICIDE FOREST TP|
|X-FILES 30 DAYS OF NIGHT TP|
Posted by All Star Comics Team at 2:07 PM
Friday, July 1, 2011
King of Bangor begins in darkness with the slowly rising sounds of laughter. It is an apt way to start a play which is about the voices that haunt the writer. Slowly, as the lights fade up, the assault on the senses becomes overwhelming as the audience enters the mind of one Stephen King.
The play is a love letter to the mind of the well known author. A play that like one of King’s meta works, blurs the lines between the real and imagined. The supernatural antagonist element so common to the authors works comes from the voices seemingly fighting for King’s attention. The viewer is left to question which of these characters who shift in and out of the stage are real. This is particularly driven by the fact that the actors playing these voices take on multiple characters through the duration.
The set up of the stage maintains King as the central figure with his typewriter. This staging gives the effect that everything happening around the writer spirals from mind and machine. In spite of the fact that the characters which haunt him largely give voice to the story, King himself still feels lonely at times disconnected from the action. Interaction with the characters often feels as though King is being playful and this is largely true until it becomes overwhelming. The lonely sound of the violin will often enter the scene as the drama builds. It also seems to work to indicate King’s own imagination building the drama.
Authors will often attribute their stories to the voices in their head, they write what they’re told. Lee Gambin in his scripting of King of Bangor interprets King’s head as such and as a result, brings these voices to life in a way that never loses the attention of the theatre goer. For long time King fans or those mostly unfamiliar with the author’s work, King of Bangor grabs the viewer pulling them through a psychological journey of creativity. It is the same feeling authors strive for when writing a good thriller really.
King of Bangor is showing at Bella Union, Trades Hall
29, 30 June, 1, 2 July 2011
6, 7, 8, 9 July 2011 1.00pm and 8.00pm
Book tix at: www.bellaunion.com.au
Posted by All Star Comics Team at 6:10 PM