Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Happy New Comics Wednesday 3/4/15 - Princess Leia, new direction Spider-Woman, Lemire's Hawkeye, & Sig sSg's Artist Spotlight Opening Reception!

 Lots of AWESOME out today!! And we have an Artist Spotlight Opening Reception featuring local artist, Sig Sig that is literally out of this world! More details below!!

Tonight's Artist Spotlight Opening Reception (Wednesday, March 4th from 5-8pm) details:

Sig Sig, is one of Las Vegas' most imaginative artists and Alternate Reality Comics is happy to share with everyone his newest phase of his art, his Out of Our World paintings of the cosmos! These paintings are gorgeous and I can't wait to see a lot of them together! So please join us in welcoming Sig and his space paintings at our opening reception Wednesday, March 4th from 5-8pm and be prepared to have your eyes and mind blown away! We'll have complimentary snacks, wine, and other beverages for you to enjoy while you MARVEL at Sig's art and visit with him and other local art lovers!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Happy New Comics Wednesday 2/11/15 - Darth Vader, Walking Dead, Spider-Verse, Thor edition!

 Marvel is taking their whole return to publishing Star Wars comics pretty seriously! This week's Darth Vader #1, by Keiron Gillen and Salvador Larroca is page after page of pure excitement! This week's Walking dead issue is a special Valentine's day issue (grin)! If you've never read Darwyn Cooke's excellent New Frontier (shame on you - grin), well DC just released this gorgeous hardcover volume collecting the entire series (which used to be done as two trade paperbacks) with LOTS of extras - highest possible recommendation!
 Second chapter of Black Vortex, new Thor! The mystery title that has been affected by light glare is Amazing Spider-Man #14, the final chapter of the crazy good Spider-Verse storyline!
The return of Chaykin's Satellite Sam, Velvet, and the first Ellis Trees trade paperback! Southern Bastards is out too, as well as Astro City and Winter Soldier!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Happy New Comics Wednesday 2/4/15 - Nameless, Wytches, Saga, Ant-Man, Superman, Star Wars #2, all the GREAT comics edition!! Artist Spotlight Opening Reception on Thursday 5-8pm!

 SO many great comics today!! BIG issue of Avengers! Grant Morrison & Chris Burnham's Nameless is about as fantastic as a great comic gets (if you miss the art of Frank Quitely, Burnham's style evokes his!)!

Couple of big new developments in this week's Superman!

And I hope a lot of you can make it for Thursday's Artist Spotlight Opening reception!:

 Our first Artist Spotlight of 2015 is local artist, Ashleigh Popplewell, with her Opening Reception being on Thursday, February 5th from 5-8pm! Ashleigh has worked as a sketch card artist for IDW Publishing, Upper Deck, and Cryptozoic Entertainment! Ashleigh is generously donating 50% of her print sales during her February Artist Spotlight to the Three Square Food Bank, & we're donating a portion of our back issue sales from Jan & Feb. to this fantastic local charitable organization (you could also bring non perishable food items through February 26th & we'll take all of those items to Three Square at the end of Feb.). We'll have free snacks, wine, and other beverages while you visit with Ashleigh and fellow local art supporters!

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!