Posted on October 4th, 2010

man – I need a few extra hours in each day – always trying to catch up….

We have mucho awesome photos from the Dave Sim signing and the Glamourpuss event, but no time to get them on the site yet. It’s on my to-do list!


We’re having a super secret subscriber-only sale in Halifax tomorrow – here’s the info:

yes, I know, Halifax gets all the fun, but this sale will also be taking place in Fredericton sometime in October or November.

If you have a comic book subscription / pull file / account (whatever you want to call it), make sure it’s all picked up on Tuesday, October 5th. Why? ‘cuz then you choose one of the stylishly made secret sale notes carefully sequestered inside our Spidey head! The secret sale notes will tell you if you are now eligible to take 30, 40 or even 50 percent off any other purchase you’d care to make that day!

Yes, I know, short notice, but consider this a test run. We’re going to try it in Halifax first, then Fredericton and Dartmouth and probably do this every now and then!


Drop into the Halifax shop and put your name in for a free drawing for a double pass to the sneak preview screening of RED! It’s at Bayers Lake Cinemas on Wednesday, Oct. 13th at 7PM!
We’ll draw the winners on Tuesday, Oct. 12th!

Have you heard about RED? I got to see an advance screening and I thought it was a lot of fun –
Based on the DC Comics graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, RED is an explosive action-comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIA’s top agents – but the secrets they know just made them the Agency’s top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.



The creative team behind the film also plotted and wrote some comics featuring the back stories of the main characters. The one about Victoria (Helen Mirren) was my favourite. They each focus on a different important mission of the four main characters,
and can be read in any order, but they’re listed chronologically below. The actual Red screenwriters Jon & Erich Hoeber plotted all four stories and each also wrote the script for one of them
(Jon – Victoria, Erich – Marvin).
(The links go to the publisher’s page on each comic)
Joe, Moscow ’81 (Morgan Freeman)
Victoria, various locales ’82 (Helen Mirren)
Marvin, NYC ’87 (John Malkovich)
Frank, Cairo ’94 (Bruce Willis)

click on RED to see the trailers!

Get your buns into the Halifax Strange Adventures and put your name in for a double pass! What are you waiting for??


Not into action movies about retired spies?
Howzabout Superman, Batman and a whole
lot of Darkseid!

Based on the DC Comics series/graphic novel “Superman/Batman: Supergirl” by Jeph Loeb, Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is produced by animation legend Bruce Timm and directed by Lauren Montgomery (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths) from a script by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Tab Murphy (Gorillas in the Mist).

In Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, a spaceship splashes down in Gotham City Harbour — leading Batman and Superman to encounter a mysterious Kryptonian with powers as great as those of the Man of Steel. The Kryptonian is soon revealed to be Kara, cousin of Superman, who takes her under his wing to educate her about the ways of Earth. However, the villainous Darkseid has
other plans. Seeing an opportunity to finally defeat Superman, Darkseid abducts and gains control of Kara, utilizing the powerful Kryptonian to do his bidding. It’s up to Batman and Superman to save Kara, but they’ll have to take the fight to Darkseid within his hostile world – where unknown, deadly threats lurk around every corner, including a brainwashed Kryptonian
able to match Superman blow-for-blow.

KaraFan favorites Tim Daly (Private Practice) and
Kevin Conroy (China Beach) return to their
seminal roles as Superman and Batman,
respectively. The celebrity-laden guest cast
is headed by Andre Braugher (Men of a
Certain Age) as the daunting Darkseid.
Sci-Fi heroine Summer Glau (Serenity/Firefly,
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
provides the voice of Supergirl, and seven-
time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (Up)
reprises his Superman: The Animated Series/
Justice League role as Granny Goodness.

The kind folks at Warner Brothers are
sending us some copies of the new Superman / Batman: Apocalypse DVD and some other fun stuff to give away! To enter, just send us an e-mail with your name and contact info! We’ll draw the winners next Wednesday!

SUPERMAN, BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s10)

I’m off this weekend to attend the New York Comic-con. If anyone has any comments, suggestions or questions they’d like posed to the powers-that-be at Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, IDW or almost any of the other comic publishers, send it to me and I’ll pass it on!