Purchase our VIP membership card for $25 and get 10% off at Alpha Comics for a whole year! That includes comics, new and old. Graphic novels. Action figures. Pop vinyls. Statues. Anything we sell!
2016 is over! Let’s make 2017 be the greatest year ever! Let’s start things up with FREE comics and a huge sale!
Saturday January 14th Alpha Comics is having a big sale. To start the day off we are going to give the first 20 people in line FREE grab bags. Each grab bag includes 5 comics and a graphic novel that we’ve pre-selected.
Our doors open up at 11am.
All statues and busts will be 30% off
10% off on all of our back issues. Including slabbed comics
Original artwork is 20% off
POP vinyl figures are buy one get the second one for half price
SAGA Lying Cat Plushies are 50% off
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.
Wednesday September 14th Alpha Comics welcomes back Curt Pires!
THE FOREVERS #1BLACK MASK COMICS(W) Curt Pires (A) Eric Pfeiffer (CA) Eric Pfeiffer, Ramon VillalobosLive 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…
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.
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:
*Grab bag intended for ages 16 and up. May contain inappropriate material for young readers.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
Darren La Rose
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.
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 email@example.com to R.S.V.P. or if you have any questions.