Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy New Comics Wednesday 1/21/14 - Crossed + 100, Winter Soldier, Amazing Spider-Man edition!!

 Second issue of Alan Moore's Crossed + 100! Super Robin in this week's Batman and Robin! The second March graphic novel, chronicling Congressman John Lewis' early quest for equality! The Black Dynamite trade paperback! In this week's Winter Soldier, Marco Rudy only does pages 17-20 and at first I was going to cry a river because I so enjoy his J.H Williams III art riff! But the main part of this story is by newcomer, Langoon Foss and he's definitely got a different style that I want to see more of! I can't say I understand what writer, Ales Kot is doing with this series, but it's definitely not boring!
 The penultimate chapter of Spider Verse in this week's Amazing Spider-Man! This has been a REALLY good, fun story!
Hope to see many of you today! Thanks for shopping at Alternate Reality Comics!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Happy New Star Wars Comics Wednesday - FANTASTIC new Star Wars series starts NOW!!

 Okay, I'm putting on my BIG hype pants, but they're also my no lying pants! Star Wars #1 by Jason Aaron, John Cassady, and colorist Laura Martin, has everything I loved about Star Wars when it debuted back in 1977! Forget the nonsense of Episodes 1, 2, and 3, this Star Wars comic takes place between Star Wars A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back and has all of the core characters written and drawn (and colored) with utter perfection, seriously, this was fun, full of action, and had great character bits! If the new Star Wars movie that comes out in December is as good as this, well then it will be a fine December indeed (I have every confidence that it will be)!
 Second issue of A Voice in the Dark arc two, with a guest appearance by Beverly Boyer, a customer of Alternate Reality Comics, creator Larime Taylor continues to impress with his well defined characters and his excellent ear for dialogue, with beautiful colors by Jay Savage! The conclusion of Mark Millar & Frank Quitely's Jupiter's Legacy! Today's Miles Morales, Ultimate Spider-Man is an excellent Kingpin story (and father and son talk issue) that reads like one of Bendis' excellent issues of his long run on Daredevil!
 Second Thor vs. Hulk, more great action as only writer artist Jim Starlin can conjure!
Hope to see a lot of you sequential art lovers here at Alternate Reality Comics today and this week for the debut of the return of Star Wars comics to Marvel Comics (but a big tip of my hat to Dark Horse Comics for taking care of people's Star Wars fix for 25 years!)!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy New Comic Wednesday - Ant-Man #1 is FANTASTIC edition!!

 I was not prepared for how GREAT Ant-Man #1 was!! If you like the really good issues of Matt Fraction's Hawkeye, you'll LOVE Ant-Man #1!! Today's Miracleman #14 is the BIG buildup to the nastiness of Miracleman #15! Fade Out!
 Ant-Man #1, yeah it's THAT good! Squirrel Girl was fun! The weekly Wolverines starts! Second issue of Angela Assassin of Asgard is out!
Ant-Man #1 - really, I wouldn't lie about how good this is!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Comics Wednesday New Year's Eve edition (open until 6pm), FREE Ronald's Donuts, 25% off all back issues, comic sets, & variants, and new club sheet for Jan, Feb, & March titles!!

 Not a lot of new titles out today, but some good ones just the same! I appreciate everyone who ever shops at Alternate Reality Comics, but today as we close up 2014, we're having an ALL DAY (until 6pm) customer appreciation day featuring the famous Ronald's Donuts (FREE), and a 25% off sale on back issues (actually dollar comics are 50 cents & $2.00 comics will be $1.00!), variants, and comic sets! And today (December 31st) is also the last day our our store-wide sale on all graphic novels!
New club sheets have landed! If you don't want to miss any upcoming new titles arriving this January, February, and March, just fill out one of these sheets like Tulip has done and you'll be good to go! Hope all of my friends have a FANTASTIC 2015!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy New Comics Wednesday 12/24/14 - open today until 6pm / Robin Rises Edition!

 Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season! We're open until 6pm today with lots of New Comics Wednesday titles & as well as great comics, graphic novels, & other pop culture items to round out your gift ideas!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy New Comics Wednesday 12/17 Sandman Overture & Multiverstity Thunderworld edition!

 LOTS of BIG titles today, the past three weeks have been on the smaller side of shipments, but today, we've got so many high profile titles that I am going to be too busy just reading them to talk about them just yet! I have read Sandman Overture #4 and Multiversity Thunderworld, and they are every bit as fantastic as you could hope for!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Happy New Comics Wednesday - Dec. 10th Afterlife With Archie #7 (!!), Bitch Planet, Sex Criminals edition!!

 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE - how we've missed you!! Please don't take so long for your next issue, but thank you Roberto & Francesco for another FANTASTIC issue!! This week's Walking Dead is a really big moving the story forward issue too! Big week for Jim Lee art lovers - two collected editions, Divine Right and Superman Unchained!
 Frank Cho draws this week's Guardians of the Galaxy annual! The first issue (#7) of the last arc of Axis is out and these three issues are drawn by Adam Kubert!
I have 18 slots on my spotlight up at the front counter here at Alternate Reality Comics, how is it possible that the third chapter of Spider-Verse in this week's Amazing Spider-Man doesn't get a slot!? Probably because this big fun crazy story sells itself, but having just finished reading said comic, it continues the craziness this storyline has brought since it started!