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.


Constantine The Hellblazer Launch Signing with Riley Rossmo June 10th


Alpha Comics is happy to announce the return of Riley Rossmo to launch Constantine The Hellblazer from DC Comics. The signing will be on Wednesday July 10th 4pm-8pm.


(W) Ming Doyle (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
The dark adventures of DC’s foremost occult detective continue in an all-new series as he investigates the cruelest case he’s ever come across – his own dark history!




Calgary Artist Challenge X


This is a public invite for all local artists to visit Alpha Comics on Wednesday, May 27th. The challenge is to create the best cover for Batman 66 #23. You will be given one copy of the the Batman 66 #23 blank variant. Then at the store, use your art skills to create a cover that will make jaws drop. 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 May 28th entries will viewed by our guest judge. Prizes will be awarded to the top three covers as decided by Batman 66 artist, Scott Kowalchuk. (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 Batman 66 #23  blank variants.

2nd prize – Five Batman 66 #23 blank variants.

1st prize – Five Batman 66 #23 blank variants and two packs of BLUE LINE PRO COMIC SMOOTH ART BOARDS 24 CT PACK

Limited copies of the Batman 66 #23 blank variant will be ordered. Email

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




Free Comic Book Day 2015 at Alpha Comics with Chris Peterson & Nick Johnson

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Save the date! Saturday, May 2nd 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 2nd. 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 10am. Arrive early as stock is limited.

Guest artists Christopher Peterson and Nick Johnson will be here pumping out sketches.

First 30 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 30 people lined up will receive a ticket. At the counter turn in your ticket for a free grab bag.
What inside the grab bag? One graphic novel, six free comics, and a rare variant edition comic.*

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

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