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Dave Stevens RIP



Born in 1955, Dave Stevens is best known for his amazing 80s character The Rocketeer. I absolutely loved that book and often tried to imitate Stevens' realistic-cartoony art style when I was a high schooler. The comic also brought back to the limelight 40s and 50s pin-up queen, Betty Page. Stevens was instrumental in making sure that Ms. Page received some financial benefit from the use of her image on everything from t-shirts to magnets. He had… Continue

Added by Doc Beechler on March 11, 2008 at 2:11pm — 1 Comment

My comics shopping list for the week


Snif...we miss you guys...especially ol' Wash.


ABE SAPIEN THE DROWNING #2
BPRD 1946 #3 (OF 5)
DOCTOR WHO #2
GOON #22
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #12
MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #9
MIGHTY AVENGERS #10
SERENITY BETTER DAYS #1 (OF 3)
WOLVERINE #63 DWS
X-FACTOR #29 DWS

How about you?

Added by Doc Beechler on March 10, 2008 at 8:59pm — 2 Comments

SHIPPING on WEDNESDAY MARCH 12, 2008





Seems like a good week to be a toy collector. UPDATE We can't sell the iron man movie stuff till March 26th (sorry). Marvel super hero squads, some classic WW, superman, Batman toys and more. If you like those marvel bronze age glasses we will be getting more of those as well. Amazing Spider-man, Wolverine, annihilation, nova, booster gold round out… Continue

Added by Michael Costello on March 7, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Marvel brings Eric Shanower back to Oz



Eric "Mr. Age of Bronze" Shanower is a HUGE Oz fan. His publishing house is even named Hungry Tiger Press after a lesser-known Oz character. He's done some amazing Oz comics for First Comics and, now, Marvel has recruited him to adapt the first book with artist Skottie Young. These start in June and, brother, if you want something to hand a new comics reader...this will be it. If you've never read the book, you're in for a surprise. The wicked… Continue

Added by Doc Beechler on March 5, 2008 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

Incredible Hulk #335



So, now we come to issue #335, which appears to be a breather issue for Todd McFarland as we step away from SHIELD, Gamma Base, Betty, Rick and all the gang. This is a done-in-one story by Peter David and guest artist, John Ridgway. Ridgway is a British comic artist, being the one man to draw Joe Dredd without his helmet, and has worked on Doctor Who, Marvelman, and Hellblazer. Here, his realistic/horror-style is utilized well with a tale pitting… Continue

Added by Doc Beechler on March 5, 2008 at 3:48pm — No Comments

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY SALES PART DEUX!

One down, one to go. Thanks to everyone who was able to stop by our Downtown and Westside stores last weekend. Saturday March 8th will be our last sale day at both our Castleton and Greenwood stores. The sale specifics are listed below......



Customer appreciation SALES



Saturday March 8th, 2008



DOWNTOWN COMICS CASTLETON & GREENWOOD



Back issues -- All 50% off



Collectible Card Games – 30% off pack prices



GAMES – 30%… Continue

Added by Michael Costello on March 3, 2008 at 1:12pm — 3 Comments

WELCOME TO THE NEW DOWNTOWN COMICS!

Looks different, huh? We are proud to launch our new website. We liked the old one but in this new age of myspace and Utube we thought we needed an upgrade. For those who previously had log-in's on our old site you will have to create a new profile but we think it will be worth your time. You will now have your own page to make your own. Blog, post pictures and videos, RSS feed other websites to your page, and much more. Some simple rules for anyone using our site. While you can post and blog… Continue

Added by Michael Costello on March 3, 2008 at 11:41am — 8 Comments

Sneak Preview Passes to 10,000 BC



I have about 20 at the downtown store. First come first served. I'll send them to whatever store you want. Also a pretty cool Ballcap and less cool t-shirt to the first 2 people to reply



Wednesday, March 5th at 7:30

AMC Loews College Park

86th and Michigan… Continue

Added by Doug on March 3, 2008 at 11:13am — 4 Comments

EXTERMINATE!

This planet now belongs to the Daleks! You will all be exterminated!

EXTERMINATE!

EXTERMINATE!

EXTERMINATE!!!!!!!!!

Added by Dalek on March 2, 2008 at 10:09pm — 1 Comment

Shipping on Wednesday MARCH 5th, 2008

Plenty of reorders. Look for the DC New Frontier one shot, Cable, Dark Tower to start up. While quality titles such as Green Lantern, X-force, Uncanny X-men, and Amazing Spider-man.







2000 AD #1573 (C: 0-1-2)

2000 AD #1574 (C: 0-1-2)

24 COLD WARRIORS

A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #76 (A) (C: 1-0-0)

ALL NEW ATOM #21

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #552

AMULET SC VOL 01 STONEKEEPER (C: 0-1-2)

ANDREA D #2 (OF 3) (MR)

ANITA BLAKE VH GUILTY… Continue

Added by Michael Costello on February 29, 2008 at 11:58am — No Comments

DC NEW FRONTIER ANIMATED MOVIE review





Just finished watching the new direct to DVD animated movie. First off, I have not read the entire original story so my review will be through the eyes of a newbie not on whether its a good adaptation of the comics.



SPOILERS....



I liked this movie a lot. The animation is perfect and just highlights how much Darwyn Cooke's art style supports the translation. I wish the introduction to the characters and situations was a little more clearly defined. I… Continue

Added by Michael Costello on February 28, 2008 at 12:36pm — 6 Comments

Doctor Who #1 from IDW



Well, I thought the first issue was quite a bit of fun. It seems that, during a search through time and space to find the perfect chocolate milkshake, the Doctor and Martha cross paths with one of the newer villainous aliens...one Rose encountered, but Martha hasn't. Craziness ensues. The addition of a lot of humor was welcome and, given that it's Tennant's Doctor, necessary.



Four Tardises (Tardi ?) out of five.



Bonus Doctor… Continue

Added by Doc Beechler on February 28, 2008 at 10:02am — 4 Comments

The Incredible Hulk #334



In the 1970s, writers like Denny O’Neil and Steve Gerber brought social ills to the forefront in superhero comics using gritty realism and satire. In the 80s, Alan Moore and Frank Miller dropped the other big maturity shoe for comics by giving characters complex psychological issues.



Without these important phases of development, Peter David’s Hulk run probably wouldn’t have been possible or, at least, would have looked very different.… Continue

Added by Doc Beechler on February 27, 2008 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Manga inspired

Hello Folks. First and foremost, thanks for creating a site/ network like this. It helps small companies like ours connect to fellow companies / individuals interested in our products / arts. We design manga inspired T-shirts and hoodies. Please check out our site at www.comiqtees.com to review our lines. Once again thanks for having us in the network Delete Comment

Added by Info on February 26, 2008 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

Looking for a car

Well, after a nice run of 220K miles, the old Volvo finally gave out. Actually, I neglected to replace the timing belt at 210K(sorry betsy) and heard the gut wrenching sound of *snap* followed by the clicking of cylinders all out of sync. Anyway, i need to buy a different car. Looking for a 4 door sedan that can fit 2 child seats and a 10yo in back. 25mpg or so(or better) and service records that show me it has been maintained. Something in the 8-10K range would be good. Camry, Accord, 626,… Continue

Added by Doug on February 25, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The Incredible Hulk #333



It’s the face that launched a thousand…well…dozens and dozens of comic purchases. Issue #333 was the one that started me buying the longest run of comics I ever have. I tend to be pretty fickle and my attention span isn’t overly long for any title or character. If two or so issues are lackluster, I’m gone. Peter David and the Hulk kept me for their entire run. It helped that the Hulk changed focus and personalities frequently during the years and… Continue

Added by Doc Beechler on February 22, 2008 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Essential Incredible Hulk vol. 1



I'll start by saying that I had a really great time reading these stories from the Incredible Hulk and Tales to Astonish. I had no idea that Bruce Banner had pretty much continuously exposed himself to gamma rays over those first few years. Some folks have complained that the Hulk seemed to change with every issue, how he transformed (the moon, gamma exposure, getting upset or anxious not only changing him into the Hulk but back to Banner, etc),… Continue

Added by Doc Beechler on February 22, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Doctor Who series 4 and Sarah Jane Adventures start in April



The SciFi network will start showing both in April. Woo-Hoo!



These last few years of Doctor Who shows (Torchwood, Sarah Jane) under the guidence of Russell T. Davies have been a very big treat. If you like them, I would also suggest his other works...Casanova (with David Tennant), Bob & Rose, and The Second Coming (with Christopher Eccleston). All can be found at Amazon or on Netflix and are fantastic.



Thanks to my very… Continue

Added by Doc Beechler on February 22, 2008 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments

SHIPPING on WEDNESDAY FEB 27th, 2008





Lots of reorders plus Wizard and previews. Big books this week include Thor, Marvel Zombies, Kick-ass, Dr who, Project Superpowers and All Star Batman.





2000 AD #1571 (C: 0-1-2)

2000 AD #1572 (C: 0-1-2)

A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #75 (A) (C: 1-0-0)

ACTION COMICS #862

ADV OF INDIANA JONES OMNIBUS TP (C:… Continue

Added by Michael Costello on February 22, 2008 at 12:16pm — No Comments

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