Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy New Comics Wednesday 12/30/15 - Squadron Supreme #2, Amazing Spider-Man, East of West, Justice League Darkseid edition!!

 Everyone LOVED how crazy the first issue of Squadron Supreme was, right!? Well we got more first prints in of the first issue and the second issue is hot off the presses too! Also check out the fourth photo below for some COOL new Marvel keychains that just arrived!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Happy New Comics Wednesday - 12/23/15, DKIII #2!!, Moon Girl, Saga, Amazing Spider-Man, Deadpool, Deadly Class edition!

 I didn't think that this week could approach the awesomeness of the new releases that we got last week, but these photos suggest otherwise, don't you agree!?

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Happy New Comics Wednesday 12/16/15 - James Robinson signing Squadron Supreme #1 WOW! Lucifer, Red Thorn, Clean Room, Huck, SO many great NEW comics edition!!

 James Robinson signing / celebrating the debut of Squadron Supreme and Scarlet Witch, Wednesday, Dec. 16th from 4-7pm! And there really is a lot of other comics out today that I know you are looking forward to reading!

You, yes YOU - could win this Ed Nesmith Scarlet Witch painting by buying raffle tickets for just $1 (all proceeds go to benefit Multiple Sclerosis)! And there's other original art that have low opening bids and those monies will also be donated to MS!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Happy New Comics Wednesday 12/9/15 - Scarlet Witch #1, Twilight Children, Walking Dead, Batman, Secret Wars #8, Amazing Spider-Man, Deadpool edition!

 Scarlet Witch #1 written by James Robinson, who will be at Alternate reality comics next Wednesday, Dec. 16th from 4-7pm so that we can celebrate Squadron Supreme #1 (which he also writes) and this comic, which will examine magic / witchcraft in the Marvel Universe!
 The penultimate issue of Secret Wars! Batman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - what!?
Star Wars Annual, Star Trek / Green Lantern, and a REALLY good issue of Batman!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Happy New Comics Wednesday 12/2/15 - Daredevil #2, Spidey #1, Vision #2, Unfollow #2, Paper Girls, Doctor Strange, All New X-Men #1 edition!

 Daredevil #1, by Charles Soule & Ron Garney is SO GOOD! My replacement copies (I never received this a couple of weeks ago when I was supposed to) of one of the BEST graphic novels of the year, Our Expanding Universe arrived!
 This is a BIG BIG Marvel week as you can tell from these three photos, but there's more that aren't on the front display!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy New Comics Wednesday 11/25/15 - Dark Knight III #1 edition, plus other GREAT comics, & note about our Friday SALE!

 Dark Knight III has arrived!! It's written by Brian Azzarello, pencilled by Andy Kubert, and inked by Klaus Janson and it's NOT essential to have read Dark Knight Returns or Dark Knight Strikes Again before reading this! DKIII is also not the gonzo-fest that DKII was and I think people who pick this up will be eagerly awaiting the second issue! Another great new Vertigo title is also out this week, Jacked, and it's a great comic to read after DKIII (you'll see what I mean if you pick this up - which is highly recommended for those of you who like comics featuring characters who get super powers, but with many added twists)!
 Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 looks really good! Part two of Vader Down is out today in Darth Vader #13, as well as the new issue of Chewbacca!
What is Alternate Reality Comics doing for Black Friday in terms of sales!? We will have details on our Friday sale either Wednesday evening or early Thursday, but I think you'll want to make Alternate Reality Comics one of your Black Friday stops, especially as customer appreciation FREE Ronald Donuts will be involved!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Happy New Comics Wednesday 11/11/15 - Happy Veteran's day (we're open!) Twilight Children, Slash & Burn, Secret Wars, Walking Dead, The Goddammed, & Multiple Sclerosis Arizona Artists Benefit this Saturday!!

 Please check out the info for our Arizona Artists MS Benefit happening this Saturday from 2-7pm after these three photos of just some of the glorious comics out this week! Two great weeks in a row!!

Arizona Artists Artist Spotlight benefiting MS Saturday, Nov. 14th @ Alternate Reality Comics from 2-7pm:

Many of us know someone who has MS and can likely agree that the most frustrating of it all is knowing there is nothing you can do for that person to make them feel better. This event will help show your support for whoever you're helping fight for. If you've got a family or friend with MS and want to help raise awareness and money to help find a cure, you should be at this event and participate in it online.

There will be Sketches, Art & Comics from some of Arizona's best and well known talent! T-Shirts and raffle tickets are being sold to raise money to be donated to The MS Society.

There are a ton of great prizes to be won, amazing talent to meet and a cause to fight for.

RSVP to receive news and information regarding this event, including updates on who's attending, prizes and much more!

Get more information about Multiple Sclerosis here: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Happy New Comics Wednesday 11/4/15 - Unfollow, Paper Girls, Sandman Overture hardcover, Deadpool, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival edition!!

 The Sandman Hardcover is every bit as GORGEOUS as JH Williams III art demands it be (and only $24.99)! Unfollow #1, this new Vertigo title will be the one everyone is looking for in a couple of months (that is if they miss out this week - it's SO good)! Paper Girls #2, can BKV do no wrong - I don't think so! After the next two photos, please read the info on this Saturday's (Nov. 7th) Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival, this year is extra packed with greatness and attendance is free (the Clark County Library right behind Alternate Reality Comics)!
 I especially can't wait to read the first issue of Deadpool (never thought I'd say that, but there's been some really good Deadpool stories lately!)! And Vision #1 looks like something different! Look a NEW X-title - just when you thought Marvel abandoned their mutants! Also can't wait to read the second Doctor Strange (we still have some first issues) and the third issues of Spidey and Iron Man - these are really entertaining!
Uncanny X-Men #600 FINALLY! And Nova looks good too!

Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival info: (hope to see you all there, it's a lot of fun and there will be food trucks and the Grouchy John's Coffee truck!!

Art by Henry L WilsonThe Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival is a free, one-day event celebrating the illustrated word that takes place annually on the first Saturday in November. The Comic Book Festival features publishers, vendors, film screenings, panels, special guests and much more. The next event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. inside and around the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road).
Guests at the 2015 festival include Matt Wagner (Will Eisner’s The Spirit), Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages), Chris Staros (Top Shelf Productions), Russell Lissau (Old Wounds), Dan Schkade (San Hannibal), Spencer Brinkerhoff III (Studios B3), Ben Saunders (University of Oregon) and Shannon Watters (BOOM! Studios), plus live music by The DoubleClicks and Molly Lewis.
The 2014 event was the biggest yet, with about 3,500 people coming through the library’s doors to enjoy the day’s events, which included the return and expansion of our popular Artist Alley, live music by Kirby Krackle and Hello, the Future!, meet-and-greets and panels with guests such as Howard Chaykin, Chris Staros, Brian & Kristy Miller of Hi-Fi Colour, Spencer Brinkerhoff III, and much more — all for free.
Stay tuned as we work to create an even better festival for 2015 and future years. Friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest updates!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Happy New Comics Wednesday 10/12/15 - Twilight Children; Hernandez & Cooke!, Walking Dead, Uncanny Avengers #1, Star Trek / Green Lantern, Ms. Marvel edition!

 Vertigo is back! Every week from Oct.-Dec. Vertigo will be releasing 12 new series (some of them are mini series)! I've read several of them via comic store retailer PDFs and I'm here to say that Vertigo is back! A lot of what Image is today would have once been Vertigo series, and for some time, Vertigo looked liked an imprint of DC that wasn't that important to them, well starting with this Twilight Children mini series by Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) and Darwyn Cook (Parker, New Frontier), Vertigo will be giving Image a run for the best in creator owned titles! Without saying too much about Twilight Children that would spoil its surprises, I would just say if you liked Paper Girls last week, Twilight Children works as a great companion to that series!

Uncanny Avengers with Deadpool was a lot of fun - I never thought I would type / say those words, but if you read this first issue, you'll see that I'm not jiving! Chewbacca was really good too! And the second issue of Brian Haberlin's Faster Than Light really amps up the suspense in this great new sci-fi series (and 32 pages for only $2.99)!
 Not picture her, but two of my favorite comics I read this week were Ms. Marvel and A Force! This issue of Ms. Marvel is a great look at how the cast of this comic deal with the end of the world 9or whatever is going on in Secret Wars) and this last issue of A Force is a great ending to this Secret Wars mini series before it comes back in December with the same creative team!
Batman! Hitch's Justice League of America, and the first issue of Superman: Lois and Clark - really good!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Happy New Comics Wedneday 9/7/15 - Marvel remembers that they publish comics in a BIG way! Special Artist Spotlight Opening Reception featuring Michele Hartsoe - oh yeah, BKV's great new ongoing title, Paper Girls starts!!

 You've loved Saga, you've loved We Stand On Guard, you've loved Y The Last Man, well here's BKV's new title, Paper Girls for you to LOVE! The All New All Different Marvel #1s start today! Yes, they were supposed to come after Secret Wars, but that got late, issue #6 is out today too and it's still good even though it is late (anyway, the new Marvel #1s start 8 months after the last Secret Wars)!
 Pardon our Michele Hartsoe Artist spotlight Opening Reception tease (regular New Comics Wednesday cover tease resumes below)! Michele is also making / bringing vegan yummy cupcakes which you can enjoy while you enjoy her art and visit with her from 5-8pm (Wed., Oct. 7th)! Let's give this new Las Vegan a warm welcome (she's only been her a year)! Michele will have special gifts for the first few people saying hi to her during her Spotlight! More details after comic covers photos!
 Carla Speed McNeil draws Wonder Woman! All the Star Wars titles came out today, not just the two shown here! Miracleman #3!
Yes, you're not seeing things, Secret wars #6 does exist! Really, it's still very good!

Artist Spotlight details!:

Meet Vegan cookbook author and children's book writer/illustrator Michele Hartsoe signed books, original art, prints and more! Reception night on WED.OCT 7TH ( Art will be on display for entire month of OCT ) Michele will be signing her latest children's book MS. THRONE'S HOME FOR WICKED CHILDREN, VEGAN ABC book and her hit recipe book THE COMFORTABLE VEGAN
Free GIFTS to the first 50 people through the door.
4110 S. MARYLAND Pkwy. #8
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Happy New Comics Wednesday 9/23/15 - Fight Club, Book of Beer, FREE Vertigo upcoming titles preview comic, Saturday Humane Society benefit, & Batman Day!

 Fight Club! Origins of Beer! FREE Vertigo preview comics - they have 12 new titles coming out from Oct-Dec and there looks to be a lot of winners!

Please check below these photos for details on our Las Vegas Valley Humane Society Benefit on Saturday, which is also Batman Day - FREE Batman comic that day, which has a preview of Batman & Robin Eternal!

Las Vegas Valley Humane Society Benefit Auction details:

This Saturday at Alternate Reality Comics, Saturday, Sept. 26th from 2-5, we are having the ending bids on our auction items, which include a signed Fight Club hardcover with an ELABORATE jeweled bookmark made by Chuck Palahniuk (!!), a San Diego limited talking Breaking Bad Walt figure, a 1997 Harley Quinn action figure, a Jim Lee limited edition Batman San Diego figure, several San Diego comic artist sketchbooks, & Silk and Darth Vader exclusive variants! We'll have raffle prizes & all of the raffle monies will also be donated to theLas Vegas Valley Humane Society! FREE Ronald's Donuts and beverages for you to enjoy as well! And just added: The Very Awesome Girls LV will be here with some of their low cost craft items!