Saturday, November 22, 2008

Store Signing w/ Mike Oeming!

UPDATE: The store signing with Mike Oeming has been postponed until after the holidays. A new date will be announced at a later time.

The Comic Stop is excited to have comic book artist extraordinaire Mike Avon Oeming (Powers, Bulletproof Monk, Hammer of The Gods, etc) for a store signing on Saturday, December 13th. The signing will take place from 2pm to 5pm at the Lynnwood location.

Mike Oeming is promoting the release of his new Top Cow one-shot called Darkness Lodbrok's Hand and Trade Paperback collection of his creator-owned epic Mice Templar.

Mike Oeming is best known for his artwork on Powers with co-creator Brian Michael Bendis, but he is also an accomplished writer whose work includes Omega Flight, Stormbreaker: The Sage of Beta Ray Bill, Ares, Thor: Blood Oath, and many more.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Turkish Mayor Suing Batman Director

In a totally "You've GOT to be kidding me" kind of moment, a mayor in the town of Batman, Turkey is suing director Christopher Nolan for using the name of his town without permission.

They claim to have evidence that proves the town's origin predates the fictional character's origin and therefore they are entitled to royalties for using the name.
Mayor Huseyin Kalkan says, "There is only one Batman in the world. The American producers used the name of our city without informing us."

Oh really? So for over 65 years NOBODY in Turkey has complained about infringement of their town's name until now.
And they want to sue Christopher Nolan and not DC Comics?

I guess if you want to get some publicity, this is as good a way as any.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

"Impaler" creator signing at The Comic Stop

The Comic Stop - Redmond is proud to announce our first ever store signing!

William Harms, the creator and writer of Top Cow's book Impaler, will be signing at The Comic Stop - Redmond next Saturday, November 15th from 12 noon to 3pm. We will have plenty of copies of the just released Impaler trade paperback as well as some SDCC Impaler Preview books that William will be happy to sign for you. But that isn't all! No sir. To help make the day even more fun, we will be giving away gift bags full of cool swag to the first 50 people who come by. 

What's that? You want more? Ok then!

With every purchase you make on Saturday, we will give you a raffle ticket and at the end of the day we will be giving away all sorts of stuff. WoW Loot Cards, original artwork, signed comics and more!

And to top it all off, we will be doing a special "soda tasting" of some of the cool soda's that only The Comic Stop in Redmond carries. Jolt Cola, Brain Wash, Pop Goes The Bubble, Lolli's Cherry Pop, Cheerwine and Ed & Pete's Lemonade will all be available to sample.

So make it a point to drop by The Comic Stop in Redmond this coming Saturday. It should be a lot of fun. See you then.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Comic Release Party

Firstly, I want to say that I am a loyal Comic Stop customer.
I would in no way encourage you to "jump ship" to another store.
However, I wanted to let you know about a little happening that I'm sort of involved in.

On November 23rd at the Comics Dungeon in Seattle, Keith Curtis will be releasing volumes 1 & 2 of his self-published comic, "Crater on the Moon".
"Why should I care?", I hear you asking.
Well, it just so happens that yours truly is one of the characters in his book.
I play XT Space Marine, Mike Valera.
Here are a couple of my scenes from issue #7:

I'll be there to help Keith with the celebration, along with some of the other Space Marines from the story.

For more information, please hop over to my blog and check it out.

Please come out and help support a local publisher and watch me make a fool of myself in front of strangers (like usual).

I hope to see some of you there.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Top 5 Best Comic Shops in Western Washington, and we're one of them!!!

We made the Top 5! Thank you to all who voted and a special thanks to the mystery person who nominated us in the first place! If you want to see the Top 5 comic shops in western Washington, click on this link.