Multi-Award-Winning Artist Fiona Staples Returns to Alpha Comics November 28th!



Alpha Comics is happy to announce the appearance of Fiona Staples on November 28th, 2-6pm. Meet the multi-award-winning artist of Saga!

If you’d like a sketch or more than 5 books signed we are accepting non-perishable food items that we can donate to the Calgary Food Bank. It’s the time of year when they need donations the most so let’s be sure to do Calgary and the comic community proud!


Announcing… Calgary Artist Challenge: Uncanny Avengers Edition. With Ryan Stegman Judging

This is a public invite for all local artists to visit Alpha Comics on Wednesday, Oct 14th. This challenge is to create the best cover for Uncanny Avengers #1. You will be provided one free copy of the the Uncanny Avengers #1 blank variant. Then at Alpha Comics, use your art skills to create a cover to amaze everyone, including our guest judge. Bring your own supplies. There is no restriction with medium, only that the art has to be on the blank variant. Alpha Comics will be open 11am – 9pm that day and artists can visit anytime on that date to work on and submit their cover. Art must be done in the store. Each submitted cover will be scanned and uploaded to On Thursday October15entries will viewed by our guest judge. Prizes will be awarded to the top three covers as decided by Uncanny Avengers artist, Ryan Stegman. (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 include blank variants that you’ll be able to create art on and sell at conventions or online. First place winner will receive two packs of Blue Line art boards.

3rd prize – Three Uncanny Avengers #1 blank variants.

2nd prize – Five Uncanny Avengers #1 blank variants.

1st prize – Five Uncanny Avengers #1 blank variants and two packs of BLUE LINE PRO COMIC SMOOTH ART BOARDS 24 CT PACK

Limited copies of the Uncanny Avengers #1 blank variant will be ordered. Email

Alpha Comics to R.S.V.P. and secure a copy or if you have any questions.


What Should I add to my Pull-List?

Need something new to read? Wanna get into comics? Wanna know where to start? Alpha’s Subscription service is perfect for building your collection, discovering brand new titles, exploring new voices and finding the best books to read each week.

After combing through the solicits of titles being released each month, we’ll give you a breakdown of upcoming books we recommend, great jumping on points for stories, creators to follow and news for what to look out for in the coming weeks right here. Enjoy the Alpha Pull-list and make sure to throw anything that jumps out at you onto your subscription list where it’ll be waiting for you upon release at Alpha Comics. These comics will arrive soon so let us know that you’d like them added to your pull-list!

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Doctor Strange
Once again Jason Aaron is joining forces with his Wolverine & the X-men collaborator, Chris
Bachalo, to supply the sorcerer supreme with a giant axe and some nightmares of another world
to battle with their new All-New Marvel Now series. Bachalo’s electric energy that splashes onto
the page will certainly lend itself beautifully to the magical realm and Aaron’s wit and adventure
storytelling already has me looking forward to one of the more exciting and original series coming
out of Marvel’s new wave of titles.


Chad Colpitts Launches The Streaker. Signing on Aug 15th


Saturday August 15th meet the writer/creator of The Streaker, Chad Colpitts!


Alpha Comics 4th Anniversary Sale!

On Saturday August 8th Alpha Comics will be celebrating 4 years of being your local comic shop. There will be sales all over the store. Check out these offers.


All toys in the shop will be 15% off



Save 15% on Statues



Take 15% off comic supplies


The Future is Here! Presenting ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL!

The Future is Here! Presenting ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL!


Peer into the next phase of the Marvel Universe with striking images from some of the new titles launching this fall!



Do you have a subscription at Alpha Comics? You can add any of these new titles with a quick email.


Congratulations to Anna McDowell Winner of Calgary Artist Challenge X!


Our Calgary Artist Challenge X judge, Scott Kowalchuk has made his picks for the top three challengers!

Congratulations to the winners!

1. Anna
2. Cam Hayden
3. Nick Johnson


Thanks to Scott Kowalchuk and all of the challengers! See everyone’s art here.



Calgary Artist Challenge X Local Artists take on BATMAN 66

Many people have fond feelings for the 1960’s Batman TV show. Today fans get to follow that character in the pages of Batman 66. Local artists participating in Calgary Artist Challenge X were challenged to draw a Batman 66 cover. Here is what they came up with.


Nick Johnson




Heather Rusk



Kelly Tsvahl


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Neil Lalonde



Steven Charles Rosia




Mark Matchem



Ralph Gonzales






Cam Hayden



Jen Marie



Max Henriquez



Wolf Hands Signing June 3rd with Justin Heggs and Nick Johnson


Visit Alpha Comics on Wednesday, June 3rd between 4:00 and 8pm to meet writer Justin Heggs and artist Nick Johnson. Copies of Wolf Hands: Season One and two will be in-stock. Don’t miss this great book!


The Fiction Launch Signing with Curt Pires June 17th


Alpha Comics welcomes back Curt Pires to launch his new comic published by Boom Studios, The Fiction. The signing will be on Wednesday July 17th 12-5pm.


(W) Curt Pires (A/CA) David Rubin
What’s to Love: Curt Pires (POP, Mayday) is a fountain of fascinating ideas, and we’re excited to publish his latest offering, The Fiction. Fans of titles like Locke & Key and The Unwritten will take to its story about a group of childhood friends who discover doorways to other worlds through a set of strange books.  Bringing this story to life is David Rubín, who Paul Pope dubbed ” …a big talent and the real deal.”

What It Is: Four childhood friends discover a box of strange books that, when read aloud, can transport them to the beautiful, imaginary worlds described within. But when one of them goes missing, the others vow never to reveal where they’ve been and what they’ve seen. Years later, when one of the remaining kids, now an adult, also mysteriously disappears, it’s up to the last two of the group to dig up their dusty books to find him and finally figure out what happened to their friend all those years ago.