Wednesday, July 31, 2013

All Star Recommends: Collider #1



Being a fan of parallel universe stories with a good degree of humour, cast chemistry and some high stakes like the show Fringe or Matt Fraction's Casanova, Collider from Vertigo was appealing to me already from the advertised tone and concept alone.

Establishing a cool science fiction vibe from page one is what makes it special. When we meet characters Cicero, Hardy and Kelly, they're on-mission for the Federal Bureau of Physics and already at odds/sceptical and/or reliant upon each other, as core members of this incident based response unit.

The reader, much like a Marty McFly on the wall, is made to feel bamboozled by the apparent culmination of a Doc Brown-like experiment gone bubble shaped. Thrown headfirst into something immediate and seemingly insidious by way of the established parallel time loop aspects with an ominous opening page broadcast, the consequences of which are yet to occur. It’s boldest aspect is how the past, present and parallel aspects rush forth. This is done through clever use of exposition, doling out info on both the tools the crew use to deal with Physic’s events and lead character Hardy’s own perspective on these happenings. “We have to do something about your kid Hardy!” is also at the core of this, though who the “we” is, is yet to be fully known.

Art and story both merge well with the comedic/alternative tone, not dissimilar to writer Oliver’s earlier Vertigo title The Exterminators (also available). The smartest move is that the title doesn’t waste time either, establishing stakes and major character conflicts within the first two issues contrary to the usual trade structure of classic Vertigo.

Verdict: All Star Recommended!

Luke H

Monday, July 29, 2013

New Comics For Wednesday July 31st


Fifth week of a five week month...years gone by might of made for a lame-o week of books. NOT THIS YEAR! With all the SDCC Marvel panel talk the latest issue of GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #5 could not be better timed! DC ANNUAL week actually seems rather strong. Both COLLIDER #1 (which is AWESOME) and WAKE #3 from Vertigo is mouth watering. Yearly goodness of OPTIC NERVE #13 is here. The most recent body count for INVINCIBLE is out with VOL 18. And for all you hardcore Mind MGMT, Matt Kindt fans, an older story of his SUPER SPY GN is back in print!
Fifth week is a nothing week! PFFT!!!
As always, anything extra you are chasing let us know!


MARVEL
CAPTAIN MARVEL #14
DAREDEVIL #29
FEARLESS DEFENDERS #7 NOW
FF #10 NOW
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #5 NOW
INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #11 NOW
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #28
UNCANNY X-FORCE #9 NOW
UNCANNY X-MEN #9 NOW
VENOM #38
WHAT IF AVX #4 (OF 4)
WOLVERINE IN FLESH #1
X-MEN #3
X-MEN LEGACY #14 NOW

DC COMICS
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #3
ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL #2
BATMAN ANNUAL #2
BATMAN INCORPORATED #13
BATMAN ZERO YEAR DIRECTORS CUT #1
DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #2
FLASH ANNUAL #2
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #7
RED LANTERNS #22
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 SPECIAL #2
SUPERBOY #22
SUPERMAN ANNUAL #2
TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #1 (OF 6)
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #2 (TRINITY)

VERTIGO
COLLIDER #1 
WAKE #3 (OF 10) 

BOOM
3 GUNS #1 (OF 6)
CLIVE BARKER NEXT TESTAMENT #3 (OF 12) 

DARK HORSE
AKANEIRO #3 (OF 3)
AMALAS BLADE #4 (OF 4)
ANGEL & FAITH #24 
BPRD VAMPIRE #5 (OF 5)
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #1
HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES #4 (OF 4) 
KING CONAN HOUR O/T DRAGON #3 (OF 6)
LAST OF US AMERICAN DREAMS #4 (OF 4)

IDW
DOCTOR WHO PRISONERS OF TIME #7 (OF 12)
JUDGE DREDD YEAR ONE #4
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #9
TMNT ONGOING #24 
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #19

IMAGE
BEDLAM #8 (MR)
FIVE GHOSTS HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY #5 (OF 5)
IT GIRL & THE ATOMICS #12
MORNING GLORIES #29 
SEX #5 

MISC
ABSOLUTION RUBICON #2 
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #13 
JIRNI #4 (OF 5) 
LENORE VOLUME II #8
OPTIC NERVE #13 
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #251
UBER #4 

TRADES
39 MINUTES HC VOL 01 
ABC WARRIORS VOLGAN WAR GN VOL 03 
AGE OF BRONZE TP VOL 03.B BETRAYAL PT 2 
ANIMAL MAN OMNIBUS HC 
AVENGERS ACADEMY TP FINAL EXAMS
BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS TP VOL 03
BEWARE THE CREEPER TP 
BLACK BOLT SOMETHING INHUMAN THIS WAY COMES
CAPOTE IN KANSAS HC 
FREELANCERS TP VOL 01
GHOST TP VOL 01 IN THE SMOKE AND DIN 
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS HC VOL 02 BEYOND HOPE
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS TP VOL 01 RING BEARER
HACK SLASH OMNIBUS TP VOL 05
INFINITE VACATION DLX HC 
INVINCIBLE TP VOL 18 DEATH OF EVERYONE
JUDGE DREDD COMPLETE CASE FILES TP VOL 20 
JUDGE DREDD FATTIES GN 
KITARO GN
KOMACON HC 
MARK SCHULTZ XENOZOIC COMPLETE NEW PTG TP 
SHOWCASE PRESENTS DC COMICS PRESENTS TP VOL 02
SUPER SPY GN 
TMNT ULT COLL HC VOL 04 
UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 01 LET IT BLEED NOW
WORLDS OF SAM KIETH HC VOL 01
X-MEN FALLEN ANGELS TP

BACK IN STOCK
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 05 SEARCH PART 2 
BLACKSAD HC VOL 01 
GOTHAM CENTRAL TP BOOK 01 IN THE LINE OF DUTY

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

100 BLOODY ACRES DOUBLE PASS GIVEAWAY!





The use of dead car crash victims in the Morgan Brothers' "Blood and Bone" fertiliser has been a huge boon to business. But it's been months since their last find and an important new customer is waiting on a delivery. When Reg Morgan (Damon Herriman), the junior partner in the business, comes across three young people stranded on a remote country road, he sees a radical solution to their supply problems, and a way of finally gaining the respect of his bossy big brother, Lindsay (Angus Sampson). But things don't quite go to plan... They're not psycho killers, they're just small business operators!


Thanks to the awesome folks from Hopscotch and 100 Bloody Acres, we have 5 double in-season passes to give away to the exclusive release of the film at Cinema Nova in Melbourne from August 1.

All you need to do to go into the draw for your chance to win is tell us "how do you fertilise your garden". 

Terms and Conditions:
All entries will go into the All Star Barrel and winners will be drawn at random.
Entries close 6pm Tuesday 30th of July and winners will be announced Wednesday the 31th of July.
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 no later than a week after the draw. 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 Hopscotch, Cinema Nova and of course 100 Bloody Acres, in cinemas from August 1.
For more infomation head to: http://morgansorganic.com/ 
Or: http://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/home/ 
Or: http://www.cinemanova.com.au/

Sunday, July 21, 2013

New Comics For Wednesday July 24th


So we missed out on the Eisner. Sad Face. But there is a new week of comics. Glad Face! Hard to be glum when you have amazing reads like HAWKEYE ANNUAL #1, LAZARUS #2, FAIREST TP VOL 02 HIDDEN KINGDOM and the much hyped PORCELAIN A GOTHIC FAIRY TALE GN coming out.
As always if there is anything extra you are after, let us know! :D





MARVEL
CAPTAIN AMERICA #9 NOW
GAMBIT #15
HAWKEYE ANNUAL #1
HUNGER #1
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #654 NOW
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #16
NEW AVENGERS #8 INF
SCARLET SPIDER #19
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #14 NOW
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #1 NOW
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #29
UNCANNY AVENGERS #10 NOW
WHAT IF AVX #3 (OF 4)
WOLVERINE #7 NOW
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #33
YOUNG AVENGERS #8 NOW

DC COMICS
ALL STAR WESTERN #22
AQUAMAN #22
ARROW #9
BATMAN SUPERMAN #2
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #22
CATWOMAN #22
CONSTANTINE #5 (TRINITY)
FLASH #22
GREEN TEAM TEEN TRILLIONAIRES #3
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #22 (TRINITY) 
LARFLEEZE #2
MAD MAGAZINE #522
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #22
SUPERMAN #22
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED DIRECTORS CUT #1
TALON #10
TEEN TITANS #22

VERTIGO
UNWRITTEN #51 

BOOM
ADVENTURE TIME #15 MAIN CVRS
ADVENTURE TIME #18 MAIN CVRS 
DAY MEN #1
FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #16

DARK HORSE
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #26 
GAMMA ONE SHOT 
LOBSTER JOHNSON SCENT OF LOTUS #1
MASS EFFECT FOUNDATION #1
MASSIVE #14
MIND MGMT #13
STAR WARS LEGACY II #5 

DYNAMITE
AOD VS HACK SLASH #1 (OF 6) 
DAMSELS MERMAIDS #3
GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM #4
MARK WAID GREEN HORNET #4
UNCANNY #2

IDW
CROW CURARE #2 (OF 3)
DANGER GIRL TRINITY #4 (OF 4)
DOCTOR WHO VOL 3 #11
GHOSTBUSTERS #6
JUDGE DREDD #9
LOCKE & KEY TREASURY ED
ROCKETEER SPIRIT PULP FRICTION #1 (OF 4)
STAR TREK ONGOING #23 AFTER DARKNESS PT 3
THUMBPRINT BY JOE HILL #2 (OF 3)
TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS #3
VITRIOL THE HUNTER #6 (OF 6)
WILD BLUE YONDER #2 (OF 5)

IMAGE
BOUNCE #3 
CLONE #9
DREAM MERCHANT #3 (OF 6) 
LAZARUS #2 
MICE TEMPLAR IV LEGEND #5 
WITCHBLADE #168 

MISC
ALL NEW FATHOM #1 (OF 8) 
BART SIMPSON COMICS #85
BLOODSHOT #13 HARBINGER WARS 
HARBINGER #14 HARBINGER WARS
SIXTH GUN SONS O/T GUN #5 (OF 5)
TOMORROWLAND #1 (OF 4)
X-O MANOWAR #15 

MAGAZINES
MARVEL PREVIEWS AUGUST 2013 EXTRAS 

STAR WARS INSIDER #143 NEWSSTAND ED 

TRADES
ADVENTURE TIME ENCYCLOPEDIA HC 
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG TP ETERNAL WARRIOR
AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP VOL 05
AVENGERS TP HEAVY METAL
CAMELOT 3000 TP
CREEPY PRESENTS STEVE DITKO HC 
FAIREST TP VOL 02 HIDDEN KINGDOM 
FANTASTIC FOUR TP CRUSADERS AND TITANS
KICK-ASS 2 PRELUDE TP HIT-GIRL JRJR DM VAR ED 
KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA ARCHIVES TP VOL 01 
NEOZOIC TP VOL 01 NEW PTG
NIGHTWING TP VOL 02 NIGHT OF THE OWLS (N52)
PORCELAIN A GOTHIC FAIRY TALE GN 
REASON FOR DRAGONS HC 
STAR WARS AGENT O/T EMPIRE TP VOL 02 HARD TARGETS
STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI TP VOL 02 PRISONER OF BOGA
TOWER CHRONICLES BOOK ONE PREM HC GEISTHAWK
WARS IN TOYLAND HC
X-MEN TP X-TERMINATION
X-TREME X-MEN TP VOL 02 YOU CANT GO HOME AGAIN

MERCH
POP DISNEY ROCKETEER VINYL FIG 

BACK IN STOCK
DAREDEVIL DARK NIGHTS #1 (OF 8)
DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL #1 (OF 4)
GOTHAM CENTRAL TP BOOK 01 IN THE LINE OF DUTY
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5
LAZARUS #1 2ND PTG 











































































































































Sunday, July 14, 2013

New Comics For Wednesday July 17th



Oh, new week. So much to be thankful for! COMICS, COMICS, COMICS!!! BATMAN 66 #1 for some 60's cheese. Gail Simone long awaited take on RED SONJA. Any Paul Pope work is good work with DEATH OF HAGGARD WEST ONE SHOT. Leading upto the release of Book 2 of Korra there is the Korra Book 1 Artbook plus the next thrilling installment of AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 05 SEARCH PART 2. Ross Campell's glory in GLORY TP VOL 02 WAR TORN. More horror mystery than you can poke a stick at with REVIVAL TP VOL 02 LIVE LIKE YOU MEAN IT. And some crazyness with Brandon Graham action in WALRUS.

Not enough for you? How about this little event of awesome housed here on Saturday the 20th. You Stink and I Don’t – Volume 1 and 2 Launch, a celebration of 20 years of Ben ‘Hutcho’ Hutchings and his creation of one of Australia's best funnybook comic series! Come down, meet the man, buy his book and artwork, listen to him be interviewed, maybe win a prize!

See anything you like. You know what to do! :D




MARVEL
A PLUS X #10 NOW
ALL NEW X-MEN #14 NOW
AVENGERS #16 INF
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #17 NOW
CABLE AND X-FORCE #11 NOW
DAREDEVIL DARK NIGHTS #2 (OF 8)
DEADPOOL #13 NOW
FANTASTIC FOUR #10 NOW
FF #9 NOW
IRON MAN #13 NOW
MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE #7 NOW
NOVA #6 NOW
POWERS BUREAU #6 
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #7 NOW
SCARLET #7 
SUPERIOR CARNAGE #1 (OF 5) NOW
THANOS RISING #4 (OF 5) INF
THOR GOD OF THUNDER #10 NOW
THUNDERBOLTS #13 NOW
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #25
UNCANNY X-FORCE #8 NOW
WHAT IF AVX #2 (OF 4)
WOLVERINE MAX #9 
X-FACTOR #259

DC COMICS
ANIMAL MAN #22
BATMAN 66 #1
BATMAN AND CATWOMAN #22
BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #18
BATWOMAN #22
BIRDS OF PREY #22
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #22
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #4
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 (TRINITY)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICAS VIBE #6
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #22
SUPERGIRL #22
WONDER WOMAN #22

VERTIGO
100 BULLETS BROTHER LONO #2 (OF 8) 
FABLES #131 

BOOM
ADVENTURE TIME CANDY CAPERS #1 (OF 6) 
BRAVEST WARRIORS #10 
HIGHER EARTH #8 

DARK HORSE
BLOOD BROTHERS #1 (OF 3)
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #109 WASTELAND #3 (OF 3)
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #18
DREAM THIEF #3 (OF 5)
STAR WARS DARK TIMES SPARK REMAINS #1 (OF 5) 
STAR WARS DARTH VADER & NINTH ASSASSIN #4 (OF 5) 
STRAIN THE FALL #1
TO HELL YOU RIDE #5 (OF 5)

DYNAMITE
DAMSELS #8
RED SONJA #1 
SHADOW YEAR ONE #4 (OF 8) 
THE SPIDER #13
WARLORD OF MARS #26 

IDW
COLONIZED #4 (OF 4) 
DINOSAURS ATTACK #1 (OF 5)
HALF PAST DANGER #3 (OF 6)
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #1 
TMNT VILLAIN MICROSERIES #4 ALOPEX 
TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #93
X-FILES SEASON 10 #2 

IMAGE
APHRODITE IX #3 
ELEPHANTMEN #50 
INVINCIBLE #104
NON HUMANS #4 (OF 4)
PROPHET #37
REVIVAL #12

MISC
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (VU) #11
DEATH OF HAGGARD WEST ONE SHOT 
FATHOM ELITE SAGA #5 
FIVE COLOR COMICS #1 
HARBINGER WARS (VU) #4 (OF 4) 
MYSTERIOUS STRANGERS #1
MYSTERIOUS STRANGERS #2
PLUME #5 (OF 5)
SIMPSONS COMICS #204
SONIC UNIVERSE #54 




TRADES
ADVENTURES OF DR MCNINJA OMNIBUS TP 
ALEXANDRO JODOROWSKY SCREAMING PLANET HC
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 05 SEARCH PART 2
AVENGERS ACADEMY TP FINAL EXAMS
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT HC CYCLE OF VIOLENCE (N52)
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT TP VOL 01 KNIGHT TERRORS 
BLACK KISS II TP 
BLACK ORCHID TP 
BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 05 PICKENS COUNTY HORROR
BUT I LIKE IT HC
CAPTAIN AMERICA BY ED BRUBAKER TP VOL 04
CONAN HC VOL 14 THE DEATH 
DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01
GENIUS GN 
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO TP VOL 07
GLORY TP VOL 02 WAR TORN 
JUDGE DREDD CAM KENNEDY COLLECTION HC VOL 01
KAFKA HC
KILL ALL MONSTERS VOL 01 RUINS OF PARIS
KILLER OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 
LEGEND KORRA ART ANIMATED SERIES BOOK ONE AIR HC
MARS ATTACKS TP VOL 02 ON ICE
MIGHTY THOR AND JIM TP EVERYTHING BURNS
OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 43 SUPERMAN
PRINCELESS TP VOL 02 GET OVER YOURSELF
REVIVAL TP VOL 02 LIVE LIKE YOU MEAN IT
ROCKETEER HOLLYWOOD HORROR HC
SAFE AREA GORAZDE HC SPECIAL ED
SECRET HISTORY OF DB COOPER HC 
SMILE SC
STORYTELLER GN 
STRANGE WORLD OF YOUR DREAMS COMICS MEET FREUD & D
SUPERMAN PHANTOM ZONE TP
TALES OF BATMAN ARCHIE GOODWIN HC 
TEMPLAR GN 
THINK TANK TP VOL 02
TMNT ADVENTURES TP VOL 05
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE TP VOL 04
ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS PREM HC VOL 04
UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 07 FINAL EXECUTION BOOK 2
VAMPIRELLA MASTERS SERIES TP VOL 03 MARK MILLAR 
WALRUS GN 
WOLVERINE MAX TP VOL 01 PERMANENT RAGE

MERCH
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY RAFAEL GRAMPA

BACK IN STOCK
BATMAN SUPERMAN #1
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #2 
HAWKEYE #11
MALEVOLENT MR BURNS #1
RACHEL RISING #18
SECRET HISTORY OF DB COOPER HC 
SIX GUN GORILLA #2 (OF 6)
SUICIDE RISK #3
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1
TEN GRAND #3 






























































































































































Tuesday, July 9, 2013

THIS IS THE END DOUBLE PASS GIVEAWAY!


The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. 

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Sony Pictures Australia , we have 5 double in-season passes to This Is The End, only at the Movies! July 18

All you need to do to go into the draw to win is tell us "Seth Rogan says celebrities are the least equipped people on the planet to handle an apocalypse. What makes you more equipped than a celebrity to deal with the end of everything?"

Terms and Conditions:
All entries will go into the All Star Barrel and winners will be drawn at random.
Entries close 7pm Wednesday 17th of July and winners will be announced Thursday the 18th 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. 


Thanks again to Sony Pictures Australia and This Is The End, only at the Movies! July 18

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