Tuesday, June 25, 2013

MAN OF STEEL 3D IMAX DOUBLE PASS GIVEAWAY!





As in alien infant raised on Earth, Clark Kent/Kal-El grows up in a human world with superhuman powers.  Despite feeling alienated because of his powers he adopts a normal way of life, but when the world comes under attack by villains General Zod and Faora, he must embrace his powers and become “Superman”, vowing to protect the earth and the people he loves.

Man of Steel is almost here and while critics might be divided you can't deny how amazing this film will be at IMAX! Thanks to the wonderful folks from IMAX Melbourne, we have 5 double passes for Man Of Steel to give away for the stictly limited IMAX season starting from the 27th of June.

To go into the draw to win one of these double passes just tell us "if you had Superman like abilities, what would the symbol on your chest be and what would it stand for?"

Terms and Conditions:
All entries will go into the All Star Barrel and winners will be drawn at random.
Entries close 7pm Friday 28th of June and winners will be announced Saturday the 29th of June.
Passes will only be available to pick up from the store and winner must produce photo ID upon pick up.
As these passes are for a strictly limited season, please only enter if you get use the pass. Passes MUST be picked up 6PM MONDAY 1ST OF JULY. Any remaining passes after this date will be given away at our discretion to make sure they don't go to waste. 


Again a huge thanks to IMAX Melbourne and Man Of Steel at IMAX from July 27th
For more information on IMAX Melbourne and session times head to:
http://www.facebook.com/imaxmelbourne?fref=ts
or:
https://www.venuetickets.com.au/bookings/web_imaxm/web_selectSession.jsp?cinecode=11110704&movcode=1112033176&categ=11

Monday, June 24, 2013

UPDATE! DC VILLAINS MONTH SEPTEMBER 2013


                                     UPDATE
*Since announcing the DC VILLAIN MONTH coming up in September, we have had a lot of interest from people chasing all 52 single issues. We thought to ease the financial burden this might put people under that we would offer DC VILLAIN 52 DISCOUNT.
The standard off the shelf price would cost $345 for the 52 issues and for Standing Order customers it would be $310 for the 52 issues.

For those wanting all 52 we are offering them at a PRE-PAID DISCOUNT PRICE of $275 for the 52 issues, being 20% discount off the shelf price.

Conditions are that this only covers the 52 single VILLAIN issues and NOT the Forever Evil Mini Series. Also to get the discount the full $275 must be paid in full before the end of July.

If you are interested please get in contact with the store, via email, calling or dropping in.



In the July's Previews Magazine out in the next couple of weeks, you will find something a little different in the DC Comics part of the mag for their releases coming out in September.

DC are wanting to continue their line-wide events for this month, much like last year's "Zero Issue" month and obviously the start of the New 52 the year before that.

This year it is VILLAIN MONTH, where we'll see the release of FOREVER EVIL, a 7 part mini series by Geoff Johns and David Finch spinning out of the "Trinity War" mini next month. This promises to be a exciting event by itself but DC didn't think that was enough for you!

For the month of September we'll see the regular 52 titles put on hold and replaced with stand alone issues focusing on certain VILLAINS.

The titles will be based around the most popular character/team titles such as ACTION COMICS, SUPERMAN, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS, FLASH, AQUAMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE, to name a few and will have anywhere from 1 to 4 issues coming out over the month with villain issues related to that title. For a look at what to expect and the creative team attached to these titles take a look at our DC VILLIANS MONTH ALBUM on Facebook.

Each of these comics will sport 3D lenticular covers along with a $3.99 US price tag.



We really want to make it as easy as possible for you guys to secure the DC VILLAINS MONTH titles you are after coming up in September. Now you can print this form, fill it out, scan it and email it back to us at all.star.comics@hotmail.com to make sure you don't miss out. Of course there will also be copies available to fill out in store.

Stock will be extremely limited on these titles and due to the fact that the creative teams involved do not reflect that which normally appear on these books, we don't feel comfortable filling orders with them, effectively forcing multiple books on you that you might have no interest in.

So if you are after DC comics for the month of Septemeber, you need to let us know! :D

Cheers and thanks,
The All Star Family.

 

New Comics For Wednesday 26th June


Well, it's finally here, Man of Steel is hitting Australian shores this week and while the critical reaction has been mixed, we'll finally be given the chance to decide for ourselves...some sooner than others. If you aren't one of the lucky ones seeing it early (like Dom, he says in the third person) then might we suggest you come along to an All Star Screening. Also on the All Star event calendar is a signing with Enterprise alumni Anthony Montgomery, be sure to check out the details to see if you can make it to that. Before all that though, we have new comics to consider. Anything you'd like, let us know.

MARVEL
AGE OF ULTRON #10AI
ALL NEW X-MEN #13 NOW
AVENGERS ARENA #11 NOW
CAPTAIN AMERICA #8 NOW
DAREDEVIL #27
DEADPOOL #12 NOW
FF #8 NOW
FURY MAX #13 
GAMBIT #14
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #4 NOW
HAWKEYE #11
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #653 NOW
NOVA #5 NOW
POWERS BUREAU #5 
SCARLET SPIDER #18
SECRET AVENGERS #5 NOW
STAR-LORD HOLLOW CROWN TP
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #28
UNCANNY X-FORCE #7 NOW
UNCANNY X-MEN #7 NOW
WOLVERINE #5 NOW
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #32
X-MEN #2 NOW
YOUNG AVENGERS #6 NOW

DC COMICS
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #2
ALL STAR WESTERN #21
AQUAMAN #21
ARROW #8
BATMAN SUPERMAN #1
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #21
CATWOMAN #21
FLASH #21
GREEN TEAM TEEN TRILLIONAIRES #2
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #3
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #6
JUSTICE LEAGUE #21
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #21
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5
LARFLEEZE #1
RED LANTERNS #21
SUPERMAN #21
TALON #9
TEEN TITANS #21

VERTIGO
DJANGO UNCHAINED #5 (OF 7) 
WAKE #2 (OF 10) 

BOOM
REGULAR SHOW #2 

DARK HORSE
AKANEIRO #2 (OF 3)
AMALAS BLADE #3 (OF 4)
ANGEL & FAITH #23
BPRD VAMPIRE #4 (OF 5)
KING CONAN HOUR O/T DRAGON #2 (OF 6)
LAST OF US AMERICAN DREAMS #3 (OF 4)
MASSIVE #13
MIND MGMT #12
STAR WARS LEGACY II #4 

DYNAMITE
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #2 
MASKS #8
UNCANNY #1

IDW
DOCTOR WHO PRISONERS OF TIME #6 (OF 12)
GHOSTBUSTERS #5
JUDGE DREDD #8
KISS SOLO #4 (OF 4) THE CATMAN
MARS ATTACKS CLASSICS OBLITERATED (ONE SHOT)
STAR TREK ONGOING #22 AFTER DARKNESS PT 2
TMNT ONGOING #23 
TRUE BLOOD ONGOING #14
VITRIOL THE HUNTER #5 (OF 6)

IMAGE
BOUNCE #2 
CLONE #8
ELEPHANTMEN #49 
FATALE #15 
FIVE GHOSTS HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY #4
HOAX HUNTERS CASE FILES #1
JUPITERS LEGACY #2 
LAZARUS #1 
MORNING GLORIES #28 
PROPHET #36
SEX #4 
THINK TANK #8 

MISC
ALTERNATIVE COMICS #4
ATOMIC ROBO SAVAGE SWORD OF DR DINOSAUR #1
BART SIMPSON COMICS #84
BODIE TROLL #2 (OF 4)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #12 
FATHOM ELITE SAGA #2
JIRNI #3 (OF 5) 
MALEVOLENT MR BURNS #1
MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS O/T GUARD VOL 2 #1 
X-O MANOWAR (VU) #14 

MAGAZINES
MARVEL PREVIEWS JULY 2013 EXTRAS 

TRADES
ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 03 
ADVENTURES OF AUGUSTA WIND HC
ART OF THE LAST OF US HC 
AVALON CHRONICLES HC VOL 02
AVENGERS VS X-MEN TP AVX
BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN SILK SPECTRE DLX HC 
BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS CRIMSON CORSAIR DLX HC
BLOODSHOT (VU) TP VOL 02 RISE AND THE FALL
CASTLE PREM HC CALM BEFORE STORM
CHANGE TP 
CLOCKWERX HC 
EYES O/T CAT YELLOW ED HC 
FANTASTIC FOUR BY JONATHAN HICKMAN TP VOL 06
FATALE TP VOL 03 
HACK SLASH TP VOL 13 FINAL
HELLBLAZER DEATH AND CIGARETTES TP
HOMESICK GN
HULK TP FROM MARVEL UK VAULTS
MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS VICTORIES TP VOL 01 
MMW AVENGERS TP VOL 05
NEIL GAIMAN OCEAN AT END OF LANE NOVEL HC 
REAL GHOSTBUSTERS OMNIBUS TP VOL 02
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 02 STARFIRE (N52)
SHADOW TP VOL 02 REVOLUTION 
SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 05 TAILS ADVENTURE 
SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES TP VOL 01
SUPERMAN HC VOL 02 SECRETS AND LIES (N52)
SUPERMAN TP VOL 01 WHAT PRICE TOMORROW (N52)
TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS UK TP VOL 04
TRANSFORMERS IDW COLLECTION HC VOL 08
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES BY HUMPHRIES TP VOL 01
ULTIMATE COMICS WOLVERINE TP LEGACIES
WAR MACHINE GN 
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS TP VOL 04 
WITCHBLADE REBIRTH TP VOL 03
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON TP VOL 05
WOLVERINE BY HAMA AND SILVESTRI TP VOL 01

BACK IN STOCK
BOUNCE #1 2ND PTG 
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #12
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ORIGIN OF HORDAK #1
PACIFIC RIM PREM HC TALES FROM YEAR ZERO

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

DEADPOOL PS3/XBOX360 GAME GIVEAWAY!






"Some of you may know me as the Merc with the Mouth. And it’s time to get mouthy. Prepare to get Deadpooled. Couple things I’d like to get off my chest: I’m a mercenary for hire with an accelerated healing factor. I like to run my mouth. Some say I’m unstable but I’m very stable. (What about that time we beat the dude with his own arms?) (That doesn’t count) And if you want to know what gets me going in the mornings, it’s chimichangas! (Mmmmm Chimichangas) WHOA, I feel better now. All right. I’m gonna battle for the safety of humans (and bewbs!) and mutants. (and bewbs!) That’s right, $#*! just got real!"





Thanks to the fine folks from Activision, we are giving you the chance to will a copy of the new DEADPOOL game on either XBOX 360 or PS3, out in stores from June 26th.

All you need to do to go into the draw to win is this. Within the Marvel Universe, Deadpool has taken contracts out on characters from every walk of life. Which character from video games would you like to see Deadpool take a hit out on? Also which system would you like to win the game on?

Terms and Conditions:
Entries must include the system you want to win the game for. Entries without a system mention won't go into the draw.
All entries will go into the All Star Barrel and winners will be drawn at random.
Entries close 6pm Tuesday 25th of June and winners will be announced Wednesday the 26th of June.
Games will only be available to pick up from the store and winner must produce photo ID upon pick up.
Games MUST be picked up within a week of the draw date. Any remain games after this date will be given away at our discretion to make sure they don't go to waste.

Again thanks to Activision and the DEADPOOL game out in store from June 26th.
For more info head to:
http://www.deadpoolgame.com/#!/pre-order
or
http://www.facebook.com/RealDeadpool


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

PRICING UPDATE

From day one, we've tried to make All Star a community. While we are the owners of the store, we wouldn't have wanted to open unless we knew we’d have you all to see every week or so. Basically, we want to be open about the fact that when you come in the store next you might notice something different, prices. Those of you that buy items from overseas know that the Australian Dollar has dipped a little recently and given that we import the 99% of our stock from the US, we’re starting to feel it a little. We've had it pretty good for two years now but with the dip, we have to make the appropriate adjustments. If you have any questions or concerns about prices, please contact the store directly or come in, we’ll have them on display from tomorrow.
To any standing order or customers that have items on hold, anything you currently have in your order you will receive at the price it was the week it came out. This means that you wont be charged extra for any stock you haven’t had the chance to pick up yet. The standing order discount of 10% also still applies on all titles.
Again, if you have any questions or concerns, give us a call, send us an e-mail or just come into the store for a chat. As is store policy we won’t be publishing the prices online as there are a number of variations on specific items.
Thanks and we hope we’ll be seeing you again soon.

Monday, June 17, 2013

New Comics For Wednesday 19th June


That sound you may hear this Wednesday is Mitch squeeling as he opens the box to see Brother Lono. It's been about four years since the end of 100 Bullets and having a little expansion on the amazing world built by Azzarello and Risso can only be a good thing. Of course, if you hear a loud angry cry on Wednesday, that will be either the fact that the book is missing from the shipment or there is an extensive preview of an upcoming Vertigo title in the back...ask Mitch about that one. Also out this week is the second trade of Saga which we know a number of you trade waiters have been waiting for. That and everything else, if you want anything aside, let us know.

MARVEL
A PLUS X #9 NOW
AGE OF ULTRON #10 (OF 10)
AVENGERS #14 INF
CABLE AND X-FORCE #10 NOW
CAPTAIN MARVEL #13
FANTASTIC FOUR #9 NOW
INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #9 NOW
MONSTERS UNIVERSTIY MOVIE SPECIAL
MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE #6 NOW
NEW AVENGERS #7 NOW
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #12 NOW
THUNDERBOLTS #11 NOW
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #24
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #26
UNCANNY AVENGERS #9 NOW
WOLVERINE MAX #8 
X-FACTOR #258
X-MEN LEGACY #12 NOW

DC COMICS
ANIMAL MAN #21
BATMAN AND BATGIRL #21
BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #17
BATWOMAN #21
BIRDS OF PREY #21
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #21
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICAS VIBE #5
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #21
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #21
SUPERGIRL #21
SWAMP THING #21
WONDER WOMAN #21

VERTIGO
100 BULLETS BROTHER LONO #1 (OF 8) 
FABLES #130 

BOOM
FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #15

DARK HORSE
BALTIMORE THE INQUISITOR ONE SHOT
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #108 WASTELAND #2 (OF 3)
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #0
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #17
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #25 
DREAM THIEF #2 (OF 5)
EDGAR ALLAN POES FALL O/T HOUSE OF USHER #2 (OF 2)
HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES #3 (OF 4) 
STAR WARS DARTH VADER & NINTH ASSASSIN #3 (OF 5) 

DYNAMITE
EVIL ERNIE #6
GAME OF THRONES #15 

IDW
DANGER GIRL TRINITY #3 (OF 4)
DOCTOR WHO VOL 3 #10
GI JOE #5
JUDGE DREDD YEAR ONE #3
MY LITTLE PONY COLOR ME TREASURY ED
MY LITTLE PONY MICRO SERIES #5 (OF 6) PINKIE PIE
TMNT VILLAIN MICROSERIES #3 OLD HOB 
TRANSFORMERS MONSTROSITY #1 (OF 4)
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #18
WILD BLUE YONDER #1 (OF 5)
X-FILES SEASON 10 #1

IMAGE
INVINCIBLE #103
IT GIRL & THE ATOMICS #11
MARA #5 (OF 6) 
MIND THE GAP #11
MINIATURE JESUS #3 (OF 5) 
REVIVAL #11
WITCHBLADE #167 

MISC
BLOODSHOT (VU) #12 
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS VOL 3 #4 
EXTINCTION PARADE #1 
FATHOM ELITE SAGA #1 
HARBINGER (VU) #13 
OCCUPY COMICS #2
SERGIO ARAGONES FUNNIES #8 
SIMPSONS COMICS #203
SIXTH GUN #32
SIXTH GUN SONS O/T GUN #4 (OF 5)
SONIC UNIVERSE #53 
SPONGEBOB COMICS ANNUAL GIANT SWIMTACULAR #1

TRADES
ALAN ROBERT KILLOGY TP
AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP V4 AVX
BATGIRL ROBIN YEAR ONE TP
BLOODHOUND TP 
CONAN TP VOL 13 QUEEN O/T BLACK COAST 
CRATER XV HC 
DOMOVI GN 
EDISON REX TP
EXTERMINATION TP VOL 02
FAILURE GN 
FURY OF FIRESTORM TP VOL 02 FIRESTORM PROTOCOLS
GABBA GABBA HEY RAMONES GRAPHIC GN 
GAME OF THRONES HC GN VOL 02 
HARBINGER (VU) TP VOL 02 RENEGADES
HECK HC 
INCREDIBLE HULK BY JASON AARON TP VOL 02
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 11 FUTURE
MATTER OF LIFE HC 
MIND THE GAP TP VOL 02 WISH YOU WERE HERE 
PRIMATES FEARLESS SCIENCE OF GOODALL FOSSEY & GALD
ROGUE TOUCH SC
SAGA TP VOL 02 
SHE HULK DIARIES SC
SONIC SAGA TP VOL 03 EGGMAN EMPIRE
STAR WARS CLONE WARS SMUGGLERS CODE TP 
STAR WARS LOST TRIBE O/T SITH SPIRAL TP 
SUPER BOYS AMAZING ADV OF JERRY SIEGEL & JOE SHUST
SWEET TOOTH TP VOL 06 WILD GAME 
TEEN TITANS TP VOL 02 THE CULLING (N52)
UNCANNY X-MEN COMPLETE COLL BY FRACTION TP VOL 03
WARLORD OF MARS TP VOL 03 
WITCH DOCTOR TP VOL 02 MAL PRACTICE
X-MEN RECKLESS ABANDONMENT TP

MERCH
MARVEL GALACTUS BOTTLE OPENER 
POP MOTU HE-MAN VINYL FIG 
POP MOTU HORDAK VINYL FIG 
POP MOTU SHE-RA VINYL FIG 
POP MOTU SKELETOR VINYL FIG 
POP MOTU SPIKOR VINYL FIG 
ST USS ENTERPRISE BOTTLE OPENER

BACK IN STOCK
ASTRO CITY #1
BATMAN NOIR EDUARDO RISSO DELUXE ED HC
KICK-ASS 3 #1 (OF 8) 
MOVEMENT #2
X-MEN #1 NOW

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WORLD WAR Z DOUBLE PASS GIVEAWAY!


United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.



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Thanks to kind folks from Paramount Pictures and World War Z, we have 5 double in-season passes to give away, starting in cinemas from June 20th.

To go into the draw to win just tell us, if the world was going to end from an outbreak, what would you prefer that outbreak to be and why?

Terms and Conditions:
All entries will go into the All Star Barrel and winners will be drawn at random.
Entries close 6pm Tuesday 18th of June and winners will be announced Wednesday the 19th of June.
Passes will only be available to pick up from the store and winner must produce photo ID upon pick up.
Passes MUST be picked up within a week of the draw date. Any remain passes after this date will be given away at our discretion to make sure they don't go to waste.


Again thanks to Paramount Picture and World War Z only at the movies JUNE 20.
Be sure to follow all the latest outbreak details on WorldWarZ.com.au, #WorldWarZ and facebook.com/WorldWarZAU
Copyright Line - ©2013 PPC.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

New Comics For Wednesday 12th June


Legendary All Star Superman Last week, Superman Unchained this week and Man of Steel...in a couple of weeks. Yes, our luck had to run out sometime with these early releases and if early word holds, looks like we could be punished on an agonising wait. But there is plenty to keep us occupied till then including a bunch of new comics, also, don't forget that we'll be having a group screening of Man of Steel on the 26th June. If you'd like any books aside, let us know.

MARVEL
ALPHA BIG TIME #5 (OF 5)
ASTONISHING X-MEN #63
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #16 NOW
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #22
DEADPOOL #11 NOW
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #3 NOW
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS HEROES #15
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #6 NOW
THOR GOD OF THUNDER #9 NOW
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #27
UNCANNY X-FORCE #6 NOW
VENOM #36
WOLVERINE #4 NOW
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #31

DC COMICS
BATGIRL #21
BATMAN #21
BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #15
BATMAN LIL GOTHAM #3
CONSTANTINE #4
DEMON KNIGHTS #21
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #21
KATANA #5
MAD PRESENTS SUPERMAN #1
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ORIGIN OF HORDAK #1
NIGHTWING #21
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #14
SUICIDE SQUAD #21
SUPERBOY #21
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1
THRESHOLD #6
WORLDS FINEST #13

VERTIGO
AMERICAN VAMPIRE THE LONG ROAD TO HELL #1

BOOM
BRAVEST WARRIORS #9
SIX GUN GORILLA #1 (OF 6)
SUPURBIA ONGOING #8

DARK HORSE
BLACK BEETLE #4 (OF 4) NO WAY OUT
BREATH OF BONES A TALE O/T GOLEM #1
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #22 
STAR WARS #6 
TRUE LIVES O/T FABULOUS KILLJOYS #1 (OF 6)
X #2 (OF 4) 

DYNAMITE
DAMSELS MERMAIDS #2
GRIMM #2
SHADOW #14

IDW
CROW CURARE #1 (OF 3)
DOOMSDAY.1 #2 (OF 4)
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CUTTER #3 (OF 5)
HALF PAST DANGER #2 (OF 6)
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #8
THUMBPRINT BY JOE HILL #1 (OF 3)
TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS #2
TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #92

IMAGE
A DISTANT SOIL #40
APHRODITE IX #2 
DREAM MERCHANT #2 (OF 6) 
GREAT PACIFIC #7
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #12
PETER PANZERFAUST #11
WALKING DEAD #111 

MISC
BUBBLEGUN #1 (OF 5) 
FUTURAMA COMICS #67
HARBINGER WARS (VU) #3 (OF 4)
HELHEIM #4 
SPONGEBOB COMICS #21
STUFF OF LEGEND TOY COLLECTOR #5 (OF 5)

TRADES
CAPTAIN AMERICA V1 CASTAWAY DIMENSION
CATWOMAN TP VOL 02 NO EASY WAY DOWN
DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED TP
DOCTOR WHO TP NEMESIS OF DALEKS 
FERALS TP VOL 02 
GI JOE HEARTS AND MINDS TP
LONE WOLF 2100 OMNIBUS 
MACHINE SABBATH HC
MANARA LIBRARY HC VOL 05 
MARVEL NOIR TP DAREDEVIL CAGE IRON MAN
MARVEL UNIVERSE WOLVERINE DIGEST TP
MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS VICTORIES TP VOL 01 
PREACHER TP BOOK 01 
RESURRECTION MAN TP VOL 02 MATTER OF DEATH & LIFE
ROGUE TROOPER WELCOME TO NU-EARTH DIGEST GN 
SMURFS ANTHOLOGY HC VOL 01 
STORMWATCH HC VOL 02 
TMNT SECRET HISTORY OF THE FOOT CLAN TP
WOLVERINE COMIC READER TP #2
WOLVERINE TP FIRST CUTS

MERCH
MARVEL PUNISHER BOTTLE OPENER 
OWLY PLUSH TOY 
POP ALIEN VINYL FIG 
POP PREDATOR VINYL FIG 
POP ROBOCOP VINYL FIGURE 
SW R2-D2 BOTTLE OPENER 

BACK IN STOCK
GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR TP
JUPITERS LEGACY #1 BLANK SKETCH CVR 
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4
THANOS RISING #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG BIANCHI VAR NOW

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

All Star Legend: All Star Superman Volumes 1 and 2


Words can hardly describe how excited we are for the release of Man of Steel later this month. It stuck us that there is really no better chance to showcase our love for one of the grandest Superman tales around in, Grant Morrison's and Frank Quitley's All Star Superman Volume 1 and 2. It would also be remiss of us not to get our resident Superman expert, Dom to write this one up, so without further ado...

Our latest Legend is All Star Superman Volume 1 and 2 for a couple of reasons, as both a celebration of the character’s 75th anniversary and the upcoming film Man of Steel. Now, bear with me here, this could get a little theoretical.


In terms of recommending material, it’s not always easy being a Superman fan. During the mid-eighties when comics started to hit their peak a lot of the wild and amazing concepts that were introduced in the previous decades started to look out-dated and silly. In a way this coincided with the rise of angst coming off the Vietnam War in the US which was a common thread in seventies cinema. Grounded crime, the domain of Batman rather than Science Fiction, Superman’s domain, was in for comics and all of a sudden, everything that the character represented looked a little cheesy. The big sign off (and in this author’s opinion, the best Superman story) for the character in a way was Alan Moore and Curt Swan’s Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow. Moore, one of the key architects of the mature comics that were breaking new ground wasn’t afraid to approach the wild and often bizarre concepts that had dominated the Superman family of titles through their history.


Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s All Star Superman isn’t just an incredible Superman story, it's an epic tale that encompasses the complete history of the character, maintaining the iconography and unafraid to explore the limits of where the character can go. Morrison essentially did what Moore did in providing a conclusion to the character, only he has a little more breathing room and takes it to amazing heights. When a story starts with Superman saving the first manned mission to the Sun, you’re really left wondering what the limits are. Yet this isn’t just a story that is enticing to us historians of the character, Morrison is able to tell an engaging story which requires no prior knowledge of the character and helps the reader understand the core of what can make him great.



Morrison’s story wouldn’t work though without the incredible artwork of Frank Quitely. His version of Superman is perhaps best summed up in the cover of issue one and the depiction of Superman sitting on a cloud. This isn’t the standard heroic image we’re used to seeing on Superman covers, this Superman is relaxed, at peace as he watches over his city and the various elements at play in this cover tie into the story. Coming of the highly experimental panel work we saw in We3 some may have been disappointed with the sometimes sparse work in All Star but as you read you begin to understand the way this plays into the way this version of Superman feels, alien, distanced trying to wrap things up, Quitely’s detailed artwork compliments the personality of the story perfectly.



I could go on, but Mitch would kill me. If you don’t own this book already, it’s legendary, thus we feel, well worth your time.

Thanks, Dom. Clearly if you are fan or not a fan of Superman this simply is a book you need to own.

As always, the ALL STAR LEGEND will be available for 30 days (or until stock sells out) at the discounted price. As this will be a limited stock promotion there is strictly "no holds" on the legend.  First in, best read! No further discount applies to the book as there's a pretty good chance it will already be cheaper than the US cover price! The discount also only applies to the volume listed, not the entire series of trades.

If you have any questions, you know where to ask them. You can start to buy the Legend from this Thursday the 6th of June.

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

Monday, June 3, 2013

MELBOURNE STORM: MAN OF STEEL GAME TICKET GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the release of MAN OF STEEL on June 27, Melbourne Storm and Warner Bros. Pictures are giving us 5 double tickets to see the Melbourne Storm's special Man Of Steel match against the Cronulla Sharks on Sunday the 9th of June at 6:30pm. To tie in with the release of Man Of Steel, The Storm will be taking the field wearing their special edition Man Of Steel Storm jerseys.


To go into the running to win these tickets just tell us, with the way the weather has been at the moment what was the last great "super storm" you experienced (factual or made up).


SPECIAL NOTE:
As this prize is for a certain time and place, please only enter if you are sure you can make it to the venue on that night.

Terms and Conditions: All entries will go into the All Star Barrel and winners will be drawn at random. Entries close 7pm Thursday 6th of June and winners will be announced Friday the 7th of June. Tickets will only be available to pick up from the store and winner must produce photo ID upon pick up. As these tickets are for a certain time, tickets MUST be picked up 5PM SATURDAY 8TH OF JUNE. Any remain tickets after this date will be given away at our discretion to make sure they don't go to waste.


Again a massive thanks to The Melbourne Storm and Roadshow Film.

New Comics For Wednesday 5th June












LONG WEEKEND IS COMING!!! We'll be closed next Monday, so what better time to get in and stock up for a cold weekend with the latest and greatest from this week? Plenty to choose from with DAREDEVIL DARK NIGHTS #1, KICK-ASS 3 #1, HEROBEAR AND THE KID SPECIAL #1, EAST OF WEST #3, HELLBOY LIBRARY HC VOL 06 STORM FURY BRIDE HELL and the SOLO DELUXE ED HC all being at the top of our list. 
As always let us know if there is anything extra we can help with. 

MARVEL
AGE OF ULTRON #9 (OF 10)
ALL NEW X-MEN #12 NOW
AVENGERS #13 NOW
AVENGERS ARENA #10 NOW
CABLE AND X-FORCE #9 NOW
DAREDEVIL DARK NIGHTS #1 (OF 8)
DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #8 (OF 8)
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER EVIL GROUND #2 (OF 2)
FEARLESS DEFENDERS #5 NOW
IRON MAN #11 NOW
KICK-ASS 3 #1 (OF 8)
MARVELS THOR DARK WORLD PRELUDE #1 (OF 2)
RED SHE-HULK #66 NOW
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #11 NOW
THANOS RISING #3 (OF 5) NOW
THUNDERBOLTS #10 NOW
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #25
WINTER SOLDIER #19
X-FACTOR #257
DC COMICS
ACTION COMICS #21
AME COMI GIRLS #4
ASTRO CITY #1
BATWING #21
DETECTIVE COMICS #21
DIAL H #13
EARTH 2 #13
GREEN ARROW #21
GREEN LANTERN #21
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #9
MOVEMENT #2
STORMWATCH #21
SWAMP THING #21
TRINITY OF SIN THE PHANTOM STRANGER #9
VERTIGO
DJANGO UNCHAINED #4 (OF 6)
FAIREST #16
BOOM
ADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL #1
HEROBEAR AND THE KID SPECIAL #1
POLARITY #3 (OF 4)
SUICIDE RISK #2
DARK HORSE
ABE SAPIEN DARK & TERRIBLE #3
EMPOWERED SPECIAL #4 ANIMAL STYLE
MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS VICTORIES #2 (OF 5)
MISTER X EVICTION #2 (OF 3)
STAR WARS DARK TIMES FIRE CARRIER #5
DYNAMITE
BLACK BAT #2
GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM #3
KIRBY GENESIS DRAGONSBANE #4
MISS FURY #3
THE SPIDER #12
IDW
COLONIZED #3 (OF 4)
LOCKE & KEY OMEGA #5 (OF 7)
TMNT COLOR CLASSICS #11 (
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #18
VITRIOL THE HUNTER #4 (OF 6)
IMAGE
ALL NEW SECRET SKULLKICKERS #1
BEDLAM #7
BLACKACRE #7
DARKNESS #113
EAST OF WEST #3
INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #3
MICE TEMPLAR IV LEGEND #3
PERHAPANAUTS DANGER DOWN UNDER #5 (OF 5)
SON OF MERLIN #5
SPAWN #232
TEN GRAND #2 CVR A TEMPLESMITH
MISC
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (VU) #10
ASPEN SPLASH 2013 SWIMSUIT SPECTACULAR ANNIVERSARY
CHARISMAGIC VOL 2 #2 (OF 6)
DREW HAYES POISON ELVES #3
ROGUES #2
SHADOWMAN (VU) #7
SHRUGGED VOL 2 #3 (OF 6)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #249
UBER #2
TRADES
ART OF REMEMBER ME HC
BATMAN & ROBIN HC VOL 02 PEARL (N52)
BATMAN & ROBIN TP VOL 01 BORN TO KILL (N52)
BTVS SPIKE TP VOL 01 DARK PLACE
CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS TP VOL 06
CROW SKINNING THE WOLVES TP
HACK SLASH OMNIBUS TP VOL 05
HARBINGER (VU) TP VOL 02 RENEGADES
HARLEY QUINN NIGHT AND DAY TP
HELLBOY LIBRARY HC VOL 06 STORM FURY BRIDE HELL
HOLLOWS HC
JOHN K PRESENTS SPUMCO COMIC BOOK HC
LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
MISTY CIRCUS HC
PACIFIC RIM PREM HC TALES FROM YEAR ZERO
SOLO DELUXE ED HC
SPIDER-MAN DANGER ZONE TP
STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPERHEROES TP
STAR WARS LEGACY HC VOL 01
STRAIN TP VOL 02
SUPER BOYS AMAZING ADV OF JERRY SIEGEL & JOE SHUST
SUPERMAG GN
TMNT CLASSICS TP VOL 05
TRANSFORMERS MOVIE COLLECTION TP VOL 01
USERS GUIDE TO NEGLECTFUL PARENTING GN
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 18 WHAT COMES AFTER
WOLVERINE COMIC READER TP #1
WOLVERINE SEASON ONE PREM HC
X-MEN TP GHOSTS
MERCH
DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #32 QUESTION & SUPERMAN
BACK IN STOCK
JUPITERS LEGACY #1 2ND PTG