Geek New Year (AKA Free Comic Book Day)

Geek New Year (AKA Free Comic Book Day)

If you get our newsletter (and I would totally recommend that you do!), you’ve read me gushing over Free Comic Book Day already in the past (and I wouldn’t doubt there could be some follow ups once we’re past it). Don’t get me wrong, we have a ton of fun with you guys the day of, however, Free Comic Book Day is not free or easy to pull off. But we <3 you guys and…

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Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day!

May 7th is the 15th Free Comic Book Day!  The 1st Saturday in May is like Geek New Year for comic fans.  It gives you a chance to  pick up a selection of free comics as well as get in on great discounts, prize draws, cake, face painting and all sorts of fun! Check out the Free Comic Book Day website for a list of available comics. Great Discounts! Trades – 25% off Action Figures…

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Aquaman Volume 1: The Trench

Aquaman Volume 1: The Trench

While many comic fans have always laughed at the idea of Aquaman being anything more than a joke, Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis take this character in a new direction that proves he is no Joke. Between the beautiful art work by Reis and the humour and drama brought on by Johns, this is an easy book to recommend to comic fans, new and old. The story starts with Aquaman stopping by a restaurant for…

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Star Wars: Rebellion 1st play and review

Star Wars: Rebellion 1st play and review

I had a chance to check Star Wars: Rebellion from Fantasy Flight Games.  I must say it is a massive board game!  The board is so large it comes in two pieces!  The box also contains 153 plastic miniatures (gorgeous!), 25 leaders (with stands), 10 custom dice, Over 170 cards, and 2 Faction Boards.   Players (2 – 4) take the sides of the Galactic Empire or the Rebellion during the original Trilogy.  To win…

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Between the Panels’ February book – Maus

Between the Panels’ February book – Maus

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is coming soon —  January 27th.  It is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide that resulted in the annihilation of 6 million Jews, 2 million Gypsies (Roma and Sinti), 15,000 homosexual people and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It’s by a mere coincidence that the Between the Panels book club chose to read Maus during this time, but reading the…

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Between the Panels book club kicks off with Sandman!

Between the Panels book club kicks off with Sandman!

Heroes’ Beacon will soon be home to a new bi-weekly event!  The Between the Panels book club will be meeting every other week, starting Thursday November 14th at 6PM, to discuss different graphic novel titles! This month, the club will be focusing their attention on Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes.  The book club will be discussing how a graphic novel might be reviewed compared to a traditional book and their own thoughts on…

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Ever Wonder Why We Missed Your Title?

Ever Wonder Why We Missed Your Title?

Ever come into the shop to pick up your pull list only to find a title that is on your list is missing?  Sadly it happens.  Steve and I are quick to check the shelf or do a back order to make sure you don’t miss out but the mistake has already been made.  I’d like to walk you through an average comic order so you can see behind the scenes of our system and…

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