Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Happy New comics Wednesday 2/26/14 - Miracleman #3 - things REALLY get turned up edition! Stop by and say hi to Michelle, Paul, & Jim while I'm gone!
Garth Ennis' Unknown Soldier is back in print! Jae Lee is back for an arc on Batman and Superman and the second issues of Deadly Class (first issue was SO good, I have more first prints of that issue arriving next week from a friends store up in Portland!) and the second issue of Serenity, which picks up right after the movie, are out!
See that yellow flyer with the cool zombie image above? This is another reminder about next Wednesday's Artist Spotlight Opening Reception (March 5th from 5-8pm) featuring our first zombie gallery by FANTASTIC local artist, Lisa Dittrich!
So I, (Ralph of course) will be in Atlanta through Sunday for the annual ComicsPRO retailer meeting to compare notes about the industry with fellow retailers and comic publishers, but my wonderful friends / helper bees, Michelle, Paul, and Jim, will be happy to see you all without me hogging your attentions (grin)! Seriously, Michelle, Paul, and Jim have been great friends of mine for years and anyone who knows them knows that Alternate Reality Comics will be in great hands!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Arrrgh, I uploaded last week's New Comics Wednesday's photos, so no teaser photos of covers from this week's comics until I get to the store in about three hours! Edited to add above photos! And my favorite comics I've read this week thus far besides a Voice In The Dark are Darevil (SO GREAT) and Alex + Ada!
A good mix on new comics hits today, but the only one I've read thus far is the fourth issue of A Voice In The Dark and it's still great. Larime Taylor doesn't let up on the momentum (we also have specially priced first three issue packs for those of you who haven't tried this series yet!).
Last night my eyes were being lazy and shocked me by not feeling like reading, but here's today's comics I'm looking forward to reading: Harley Quinn, Daredevil (last issue before it gets relaunched next month as the creative team takes DD to San Francisco), Alex + Ada, White Suits, Batwoman, Animal Man, New Warriors, Batman and Two Face, Nova, Justice League, Night of the Living Deadpool, Punisher, Ghosted, Avengers World, Batman '66, Fables, and Unwritten. There's other titles out today, but those are the ones on my reading list. I'll just leave what else came out as a surprise!
Sorry this entry is so short, but I've got some reading to catch up with, so I'll see my fellow comic book enthusiasts at the Alternate (Reality Comics, that is - grin)!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Happy New Comics Wednesday 2/5/14 - BIG Marvel debut day & Deryl Skelton Artist Spotlight opening reception!
Alternate Reality Comics has been wanting to have an Artist Spotlight focusing on one of Vegas' best kept artistic secrets, Deryl Skelton, for a long time, well that day is upon us! Deryl Skelton had worked in the comic book industry for years, primarily on Star Trek The Next Generation, but he's drawn everything from Guardians of the Galaxy, Silver Surfer, Wonder Woman, Infinity Guantlet, & What If, to chapters in Tales From Fremont Street & Tales From the Boneyard! He's also done editorial, caricature, &advertising cartooning, basically if it's art related, he's done it (and there's probably not a comic book character he hasn't drawn)! At his opening reception from 5-8pm, Wednesday, Feb. 5th, Deryl will have original art and prints of his art on display & for purchase at great prices (he could probably be talked into doing a commission too, just not during the opening)! We'll have complimentary snacks, soda, & wine for you to enjoy while you marvel at Deryl's art & visit with him and fellow art lovers! One of his pieces at this show can be seen in the photo at the end of this blog entry!
Looking for something different in your caped / costumed entertainment? Well I'm thinking this week's Loki Agent of Asgard and a brand new gal as the new Ms. Marvel should be just what you're thinking of! The new Punisher series by Nathan Edmondson is off to a very strong start and we get a new, curious direction in Wolverine #1, by Paul Cornell. The second issue issue of James Robinson & Steve Pugh's All New Invaders definitely continues the momentum they established in the first issue!
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