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October 2009 Blog Posts (12)

Shipping on Wednesday Oct 28th, 2009





As with all end of the month shipping, everything is out this week. DC has plenty of Blackest night and Batman along with the final 7th issue of Ambush Bug (there is no #6 its a gag don't ask). Marvel has alot of Avengers, 2 more LIST one-shots, plenty of Wolverine, the dead back to life in X-force/New Mutants (insert Blackest night joke here) and a couple of ultimate titles. Highlights from the other companies include a new Sword TP (Luna brothers), Die Hard Year one, a… Continue

Added by Michael Costello on October 25, 2009 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Shipping on Wednesday October 21st, 2009





Travel back to the seventies with the new Marvel tumblers (Iron Fist, Doom, Wolverine, Silver Surfer, Spider-man, and Spider-woman). Marvels got Deadpool, Hulk, Spider-woman, Iron Man and Dark Avengers leading the way. DC has Batman, Superman, the Bagley Justice League, and some Blackest Night Supes. Kirkman tries to release more books than BM Bendis with Invincible and 3 issues of Don Bluths Space Ace (I hope he got a big check). Rounding out our week with some Whedon… Continue

Added by Michael Costello on October 17, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Star Wars In Concert Ticket Giveaway and Sale!

Hey everyone... well you Star Wars fans should know by now that there is a Star Wars Concert coming to the Consenco Fieldhouse on Dec. 12th. If you don't know what I'm talking about take a look at the video below....



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Now tickets are on sale at all ticketmaster box offices. HOWEVER...each Downtown Comics location has a pair of tickets to giveaway. For the month of November all YOU need to… Continue

Added by Pete Kilmer on October 13, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Shipping on Wednesday October 14th, 2009







Hard to believe it but Amerigo Vespucci Day does not affect new comics WEDNESDAY this week. Deadpool finally makes it to 900 this week (about time). Cowboy Ninja Viking combines 3 of my 4 favorite things so this looks cool. Akira comes back into popular consciousness from a brand new publisher. And if you're looking for a book of the weird this week it would be Groom Lake by Ben (your art is really cool and I don't know why) Templesmith.







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Added by Michael Costello on October 10, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Shipping on Wednesday Oct 7th, 2009





Wow Am I tired from 24 hour comic day. Yea that's it..that's the reason this is late. Anyway congrats to all the participants and special thanks to Jeff for pulling it all together. This week has a lot of interesting projects. Haunt by Kirkman/Mcfarlane, the first of 5 Bloom County HC that will reprint the whole strip in its entirety. The last PLANTARY (sad but happy also cause I can finally get the last trade). Along with Deadpool, secret warriors, amazing, astonishing… Continue

Added by Michael Costello on October 4, 2009 at 8:04pm — 2 Comments

24 Hour Comics Update - WE DID IT!

Downtown Comics would like to congratulate James Ratcliffe and Chuck Gratner for successfully completing the 24 Hour Comic Challenge! Chuck finished in just over 23.5 hours, while James finished with exactly 8 minutes to spare. I will post the final pages in the AM, as I need to shut down the laptop and let it cool down -- also, everyone here at DTC Castleton is in dire need of sleep!



I would also like to thank Outback Steakhouse again for their support, as well as Bawls Guarana… Continue

Added by Jeff on October 4, 2009 at 4:24pm — No Comments

24 Hour Comics Update 6

Whoo-boy! The drawing hands are gettin' sore, the bags under our eyes grown ever heavier and our resolve is tested to the limit as we close in on hour 23 of our 24 Hour Comics Challenge!



Riveting, no?



If not, then you really should have been here. Samantha Kyle and Lee Cherolis have returned to usher us accross the finish line. Chuck is on his 24th page! James is hot on his heels, now inking his 22nd page. I am tired...



That said, an awesome time has been had by… Continue

Added by Jeff on October 4, 2009 at 2:27pm — No Comments

24 Hour Comics Update 5

Wow! Time flies when you're deliriously tired!



It is almost hour nineteen of our inaugural Comics Challenge and the guys are still chuggin' along on their respective comic projects. Chuck now on page twenty while James is finishing up page seventeen of his opus. These guys are recharged on Starbuck's and ready to see this through to the bitter end! The photo albums have all been updated and you can see their latest pages there. The store will be reopening in approximately ten minutes… Continue

Added by Jeff on October 4, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

24 Hour Comics Update 4

As of this writing, we are now an hour and a half past the halfway point of the 24 Hour Comics Challenge. Chuck and James are neck-and-neck, each on page 12. We have just under 11 hours left to go and spirits are high; even if energy levels are not quite so... I have also updated the photo albums in the sidebar again, so please check those out.





As a reminder, our 24 Hour sale is still going on through 5PM today when both the Challenge and the store will come to a close, so… Continue

Added by Jeff on October 4, 2009 at 5:33am — No Comments

24 Hour Comics Update 3

Well, Folks, we've just entered hour eight of our 24 Hour Comic Challenge! James and Chuck are still going strong - check out the featured photo albums in the sidebar of the DTC front page to chart their progress.



Sadly, Samantha Kyle had to leave us, but not before knocking out an impressive eight pages of pencil work in just under seven hours. We'd like to thank Sam, again, for stopping by and Lee Cherolis (of Indy Webcomics), as well. Lee did a rather "creative" sketch of myself… Continue

Added by Jeff on October 4, 2009 at 12:40am — No Comments

24 Hour Comics Update

We're moving through hour 3, now and I suppose its time to show some work. James Ratcliffe, a veteran of the 24 Hour Comics Challenge, has finished page 1 and is finishing up page 2 as we speak. We also have Chuck Gratner on hand. Chuck is taking a different approach, choosing to thumbnail his pages out before beginning his pencil work. He is currently on thumbnail #16. We also have Sam Kyle of the webcomic randomassembly.com. Sam is currently penciling page 5 of her comic entry (she promises… Continue

Added by Jeff on October 3, 2009 at 7:46pm — No Comments

24 Hour Comics Challenge and Sale has Begun!

Hello Everyone!



Jeff at Downtown Comics Castleton, here. The 24 Hour Challenge has begun and so has our Sale. We'll be going from now until 5PM tomorrow evening. Be sure to stop by and support the artists and take advantage of the sale. Just a reminder, receive 20% off of your purchase (with the exception of new releases) from now through the end of the challenge. I will also be making posts throughout the evening to report the progress of our intrepid comics creators. Stay… Continue

Added by Jeff on October 3, 2009 at 4:39pm — No Comments

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