Alpha Comics 2016 Gift Guide

Alpha Comics is happy to present the 2016 gift guide for the holiday season. Alpha Comics has lots of items in stock and even carries gift certificates but we also want to provide you a list of hot items that will make great gifts.

 

 

 

SAGA LYING CAT TALKING PLUSH DOLL ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL LLC By Esential Sequential. Inspired by the best-selling, award-winning Image Comics series Saga from Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, this Lying Cat figure is sculped as a 19-inch tall plush with a poseable tail. Press her collar and Lying Cat will call you out! $79.99

SAGA LYING CAT TALKING PLUSH DOLL
By Esential Sequential. Inspired by the best-selling, award-winning Image Comics series Saga from Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, this Lying Cat figure is sculped as a 19-inch tall plush with a poseable tail. Press her collar and Lying Cat will call you out!
$79.99

CURRENT COMIC BOOK SHOWCASE BCW DIV., INC. The BCW Comic Book Showcase Holder is made of high impact, crystal clear polystyrene and a strong black polystrene back. Features a 2 piece design, with a wall mountable back. $10.50

CURRENT COMIC BOOK SHOWCASE
BCW DIV., INC.
The BCW Comic Book Showcase Holder is made of high impact, crystal clear polystyrene and a strong black polystrene back. Features a 2 piece design, with a wall mountable back.
$10.50

WOMEN OF DC COMICS LASER CUT FIG KEYRING MONOGRAM PRODUCTS Good or evil, the women of DC Comics are among the most memorable comic book characters in history, and you can keep them close all the time when these stylized molded foam figures of Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Black Canary, Hawkgirl, and Raven. Each keyring is individually wrapped in a blind bag so each package holds a delightful surprise! Also available: DEADPOOL LASER CUT FIG KEYRINGS, MARVEL HEROES SERIES 2 LASER CUT FIGURAL KEYRINGS, DC HEROES SERIES 2 LASER CUT FIGURAL KEYRINGS, and more... $10.00

WOMEN OF DC COMICS LASER CUT FIG KEYRING
MONOGRAM PRODUCTS
Good or evil, the women of DC Comics are among the most memorable comic book characters in history, and you can keep them close all the time when these stylized molded foam figures of Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Black Canary, Hawkgirl, and Raven. Each keyring is individually wrapped in a blind bag so each package holds a delightful surprise!
Also available: DEADPOOL LASER CUT FIG KEYRINGS, MARVEL HEROES SERIES 2 LASER CUT FIGURAL KEYRINGS, DC HEROES SERIES 2 LASER CUT FIGURAL KEYRINGS, and more…
$10.00

COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS TP (JUL161075) MARVEL COMICS (W/A) Various (CA) John Cassaday Little is ever black and white in the age-old conflict between the Jedi and the Sith.... Now, it's up to you to bring the color to that war-torn galaxy far, far away! Faced with page after page of fantastic Star Wars artwork, it's your job to add hues to Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, Artoo, Threepio, Vader and more! So choose your weapon - and remember, the crayon is mightier than the lightsaber! Will you turn to the dark side, or favor pastel shades? Will you press gently, or will your Force be strong? Will you stick to the canon, or go wild with a scarlet Skywalker, a fuchsia Fett or a violet Vader? There's only one rule: Color, or color not, there is no try! Also available, Color Your Own Deadpool. $14

COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS
MARVEL COMICS

Little is ever black and white in the age-old conflict between the Jedi and the Sith…. Now, it’s up to you to bring the color to that war-torn galaxy far, far away! Faced with page after page of fantastic Star Wars artwork, it’s your job to add hues to Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, Artoo, Threepio, Vader and more! So choose your weapon – and remember, the crayon is mightier than the lightsaber! Will you turn to the dark side, or favor pastel shades? Will you press gently, or will your Force be strong? Will you stick to the canon, or go wild with a scarlet Skywalker, a fuchsia Fett or a violet Vader? There’s only one rule: Color, or color not, there is no try! Also available, Color Your Own Deadpool.
$14

DEATHSTROKE BOOK AND MASK SET DC COMICS (W) Tony S. Daniel (A) Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea (CA) Tony S. Daniel The latest book and mask set stars classic DC villain Deathstroke, and features a PVC mask plus DEATHSTROKE VOL. 1: GODS OF WAR TP, collecting issues #1-6 of the new, hit series!

DEATHSTROKE BOOK AND MASK SET
DC COMICS
(W) Tony S. Daniel (A) Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea (CA) Tony S. Daniel
The latest book and mask set stars classic DC villain Deathstroke, and features a PVC mask plus DEATHSTROKE VOL. 1: GODS OF WAR TP, collecting issues #1-6 of the new, hit series!
$35.00

MARVEL HEROES DEADPOOL LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET NECA From NECA. Show off your favorite Marvel character with this limited edition gift set, which includes four collectible items based on Deadpool an amazing value for fans of all ages! Set includes: Solar-Powered Deadpool Body Knocker standing roughly 8

MARVEL HEROES DEADPOOL LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET
NECA
From NECA. Show off your favorite Marvel character with this limited edition gift set, which includes four collectible items based on Deadpool an amazing value for fans of all ages! Set includes: Solar-Powered Deadpool Body Knocker standing roughly 8″ tall; Custom-Printed Deadpool and X-Force Deadpool Earbuds, which feature printed art; Deadpool and X-Force Deadpool Scalers, 2″ mini characters that attach to headphone cords, device cables and more for on-the-go fun; and 3 Deadpool HUBSNAPS so you can play games with friends or get things snappin’ solo with these fun metal clickers. Exclusive to this gift set.
$29.99

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The Forevers launch signing with guest Curt Pires!

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Wednesday September 14th Alpha Comics welcomes back Curt Pires!

THE FOREVERS #1
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(W) Curt Pires (A) Eric Pfeiffer (CA) Eric Pfeiffer, Ramon Villalobos
Live fast. Live forever. Five friends struggling on the brink of stardom sacrifice everything in a black magic pact that brings them all the wealth and glamour they ever wanted. Years later though, the “glow” is fading. But when one of them dies, and they feel a surge of magic rise amongst them, they soon realize that they all share in the power of the glow. And when a member of the group decides to kill the rest and claim the glow for their own, they suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives. As they search for the killer’s identity, each of The Forevers must face the macabre reality of the lengths to which some people will go to be adored, and to make certain that the spotlight never fades…
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Aaron Navrady Signing, August 24th

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Wednesday, August 24th from 11 PM – 6 PM. Alpha Comics will be hosting Aaron Navrady. Stop by to say hi and pick up The Cold Fire.

 

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Septembryo Comic Signing at Alpha Comics Saturday, July 23

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Saturday, July 23 from 12 PM – 5 PM. Alpha Comics will be hosting Micheal Hill, Roberto Duque, and Gabe Wong. Be sure to stop by to say hi and pick up Septembryo, the graphic novel.

Before the signing, here’s an interview with Micheal Hill and Roberto Duque at GNN.

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Free Comic Book Day 2016!

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Save the date! Saturday, May 7th 9am – 5pm, Alpha Comics will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. Every comic shop has their own rules and selection may vary. This year FCBD is May 7th. At Alpha Comics you will be able to receive any four comics from the FCBD selection absolutely FREE, no purchase necessary. See below for all the comics that will be available for FCBD while supplies last. Alpha Comics will be open early on FCBD at 9am. Arrive early as stock is limited.

First 45 People in Line for FCBD Get a FREE Grab Bag of MORE FREE Comics!

Free Comic Book Day is already “Christmas for comic fans” but lets make the day even better.
The first 45 people lined up will receive a ticket. At the counter turn in your ticket for a free grab bag.
What inside the grab bag? Six free comics pre-selected from our inventory, and a rare variant edition comic.*

Check out this year’s selection of FCBD comics. Quantities are limited:

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*Grab bag intended for ages 16 and up. May contain inappropriate material for young readers.

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Congratulations to Nathan Millar the winner of Calgary Artist Challenge: King Kirby Tribute

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Congratulations to Nathan Millar the winner of Calgary Artist Challenge: King Kirby Tribute!

Our Calgary Artist Challenge judge, Jason Mehmel has made his picks for the top three challengers!

Congratulations to the winners!

1. Nathan Millar
2. David Joyce
3. Sho Uehara

 

Thanks to Jason Mehmel and all of the challengers! See everyone’s art here.

“All of the submissions were excellent. They all captured the most Kirby-like quality; energy. The energy of ideas, the dynamo that powers stories. (A special shout-out to Nick Johnson’s New Gods ensemble piece!) Ultimately, because this art competition is collaborating with Sage Theatre’s production of King Kirby, I followed the drive of the show itself, Kirby as a character engaged with or affected by his own work, which is something that I think can be seen most especially in these three pieces.

As I was deliberating, I shared the images with the cast and crew. As a team, we were moved by the clear impact Kirby still has to this day on contemporary artists. I offer my thanks and congratulations to everyone who participated; thank you all.”

~Jason Mehmel
Artistic Director
Sage Theatre

This art challenge was in celebration of Sage Theater’s presentation of KING KIRBY by by Crystal Skillman and Fred Van Lente. KING KIRBY is directed by Jason Mehmel and is playing April 15 – 23, 2016 at Pumphouse Theatres.

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Local Artists Tribute King Kirby See what they Came Up With!

Jack (The King) Kirby was a great force behind the creation of many of the superheroes we celebrate today. Calgary’s local art talent has been challenged to come up with a tribute to the King. This in celebration of Sage Theater’s presentation of KING KIRBY by by Crystal Skillman and Fred Van Lente. KING KIRBY is directed by Jason Mehmel and is playing April 15 – 23, 2016 at Pumphouse Theatres.

Have a look below to see what local artists came up with.

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Mark Matchem

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Nick Johnson

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Cam Hayden

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Sho Uehara

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Darren La Rose

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David Joyce

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Nathan Millar

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Calgary Artist Challenge Presents: King Kirby Tribute

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This is a public invite for all local artists of all professional levels to visit Alpha Comics on Friday April 1st to Sunday April 3rd. This challenge is to create a tribute to Jack (THE KING) Kirby. This in celebration of Sage Theater’s presentation of KING KIRBY by by Crystal Skillman and Fred Van Lente. KING KIRBY is directed by Jason Mehmel and is playing April 15 – 23, 2016 at Pumphouse Theatres.

 

Artists will be provided a Blue Line 11″ x 17″ on two-ply Brite art index board. At Alpha Comics, use your art skills to create a Jack Kirby tribute. Bring your own supplies. There is no restriction with medium, only that the art has to be on the provided paper. Artists can visit anytime during store hours on Friday April 1st to Sunday April 3rd. Art must be done in the store. Submitted art will be scanned and uploaded to alphacomics.ca. All entries will be viewed by our guest judge. Prizes will be awarded to the top three covers as decided King Kirby director, Jason Mehmel. (Guest judge will not be appearing in the store, they will be sent scans of the entries to view.)

Why should you participate?
This event will showcase local art, supporting the local artist community.
Your art will be exposed to thousands of people who are paying attention to Alpha Comics on the internet, including industry pros and comic fans across North America.
Prizes!

3rd prize – A 12-pack of BLUE LINE PRO COMIC BOOK COVER SHEETS

2nd prize – A 12-pack of BLUE LINE PRO COMIC BOOK COVER SHEETS and and 2 tickets to KING KIRBY

1st prize – THE MARVEL LEGACY OF JACK KIRBY HARD COVER,  a 12-pack of BLUE LINE PRO COMIC BOOK COVER SHEETS, and 2 tickets to KING KIRBY

All interested artists must email Alpha Comics at alphacomics@rocketmail.com to R.S.V.P. or if you have any questions.

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Kennel Block Blues Launch Signing with Ryan Ferrier

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Ryan Ferrier returns to Alpha Comics to launch his new Boom Studios comic, Kennel Block Blues! Come see him Saturday February 6th between 1pm and 6pm.

5 Reasons to Read KENNEL BLOCK BLUES

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Boxing Day at Alpha Comics HUGE Savings!

Saturday December 26th Alpha Comics will be having a big Boxing Day sale! We will be open 11am -6pm.

 

First 15 people in line will get a FREE grab bag containing Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vowes #1,  Drax #1, All-New All-Different Avengers #1 and #2. Each bag will have a random rare variant too!

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Here’s a few items to look for:

 

 

BOGO on PEZ! Buy one get one FREE on all PEZ

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75% off all mystery box figurines

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$5 off Gwenpool Holiday Special #1

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We have 12 long boxes full of comics that are only $1 each!

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10% off all statues and busts

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Take $5 off ALL Marvel trade paperbacks and hard covers

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$10 off Joker and Deathstroke book and mask sets

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DC Action Figures buy 2 get get a third FREE

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Pop Vinyl figures buy 2 get a third FREE

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and more..!

 

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