Category: ComicMix Quick Picks

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

The multi-talented Ty Templeton wrote a Christmas song this year, and since it’s Christmas Eve, you get to hear it. Put this into your musical rotation tonight, enjoy, and have a safe and Merry Christmas!

Albany firefighters investigating cause of comic book store fire

This is why you shouldn’t name your store “Phoenix Comics”

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a fire at an Albany comic book store.

Around 7:15 p.m. Friday, Albany firefighters and Dougherty County EMS responded to a fire at Phoenix Comics, located in the shopping plaza in the 1100 block of North Westover Boulevard.

Upon arrival, flames and smoke were visible; the fire quickly extinguished.

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We’re glad no one was hurt, and we hope they rise from the ashes soon.

All-New Ultraman Stories to Arrive in 2020

All-New Ultraman stories coming in 2020 from Marvel

Yeah, yeah, but when are we getting Shogun Warriors back?

Marvel Entertainment and Tsuburaya Productions are excited to announce a collaboration that will bring new Ultraman stories to comics and graphic novels! Unveiled at Tokyo Comic Con, this new collaboration will launch in 2020.

Ultraman has been a pop culture classic ever since its introduction in the 1960s, resulting in more than 50 years of stories told on screen and in the pages of manga and comics.

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I’m the best at what I do, but what I do is unBEARable…

I’m the best at what I do, but what I do is unBEARable…

Legendary Wolverine Unveiled at Build-A-Bear Workshop

On Wednesday, September 11, hailing from the northern wilderness of Canada, the iconic Marvel character, Wolverine, is now at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Known as one of the gruffest, most irascible, totally cynical and brooding heroes of the X-Men, Wolverine takes the stage as an online exclusive collector’s item. Complete with his classic costume and soft claws, he is ready to take on any opponent.

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How are they creating this, yet no one’s making Bamf! dolls yet?

Mix Picks: Star Wars Adventures Annual 2019

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

For long-time comic readers, Summer also means Annuals. Clearly, they are no longer confined to only summer.  The Star Wars Adventures Annual is full of all-ages adventures and is published by IDW. I love this idea and as a mature reader (i.e. older) I can both appreciate them… and then enjoy passing them along to younger readers.  (I should use the hashtag #LetTheBrainwashingBegin).

Stan Sakai provides such a delightful cover that you might want to keep it in your collection. Oh, and look out for that other Star Wars character everyone loves to hate (I think he’s number 2 after Jar-Jar), Jaxxon the big green bunny.

It seems like yesterday to me when Marvel’s original Star Wars wrapped up, and the next story arc featured Han and Chewie on a Magnificent Seven-esque quest with various characters, including Jaxxon. He didn’t seem so bad back then, but, hey, what did we know?

Mix Picks: Star Trek: Year Five #4

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

I’m a sucker for travel posters, especially at the end of summer. In spring I always plan more summer trips than we can possibly fit in.  Around the time when Kohl’s and Target’s back-to-school ads start showing up, I get that “we didn’t do enough” pang of regret.

That’s probably while I was drawn to IDW’s Star Trek: Year Five variant cover by artist J.J. Lendel.  It’s brilliantly executed and evocative of one of those classic travel posters.

This Star Trek series tells the story of the original crew’s missions during the “unchronicled” final year of the original mission.  This issue brings back some favorite characters, and that’s always half the fun with revisiting TOS, isn’t it?