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Friday Film: Peter interviews director Shane Carruth about his new film Upstream Color

Film Friday . . . in which Peter urges you to go see a movie.


While posts about film adaptations of comics or ticket giveaways may crop up here occasionally, this time I am going to give a straight ahead recommendation to a film opening at the TIFF this week. I have long recommended Shane Carruth’s first film “Primer” (2003). If one wants to classify it as science fiction then it is certainly among my few favourite films of the genre. “Upstream Color” now joins that list.

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Pop Culture Graphic Novel Super Sale Continues With More Great Specials

We’ve restocked the shelves including new books that didn’t fit at the beginning of the sale and added even more books to the $3 and $5 specials!

The entirety of our adaptions and tie-ins shelves is on sale. Books related to Novels, Films, Television, and Video Games plus a bunch of other books from publishers like IDW, Boom, and Dynamite are all on sale! Most books are %70 off cover price!

%70 off:
Everything on the ‘adaptions’ shelves with the following exceptions and specials:

50% OFF:
GI Joe, Red Sonja, Star Trek, & Transformers

30% OFF:
Robert E Howard (Conan, Kull, Etc), Star Wars, Irredeemable, Incorruptible, & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

$3 Specials:

• Star Trek – Best of Peter David
• Army of Darkness – Ash Saves Obama
• CSI – Demon House & Intern at Your Own Risk
• Charlaine Harris’ Grave Sight Volume 1 ($2!)
• Call of Duty – Modern Warfare Ghost
• Fringe – Tales of the Fringe
• John Woo’s 7 Brothers
• Kane & Lynch (Ben Templesmith)
• Dante’s Inferno (Visceral Games & EA)
• Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson Moon Called & Homecoming
• Laura K Hamilton’s Anita Blake Vampire Hunter – Circus of the Damned
• Planetary Brigade (Giffen & DeMatteis)
• The Prisoner – Shattered Visage
• Buck Rogers – Future Shock
• Irredeemable – Volume 2

$5 Specials:

• ALL Warcraft Hard Covers
• ALL Farscape Hard Covers

• Star Trek – Nero
• Star Craft – Volume 1
• The Unknown (Mark Waid)
• Die Hard – Year One Hard Cover
• The Anchor – Five Furies
• Hexed – Hard Cover
• Halo – Helljumper & Halo Bloodlines
• GI Joe – Operation Hiss & Rise of Cobra Prequel
• Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Hard Cover Volumes 1 & 2
• Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet – Volumes 1, 2, Parallel Lives, & Year One
• Dean Koonz’s Frankenstein – Hard Cover
• Terminator 2029-1984 (Zack Whedon)
• 7 Psychopaths (Sean Philips)

Variant Sale! 50% – 80% OFF

IMG_20130315_202305We’re having a Variant sale. 7 long boxes (over 1700 comics) of variant cover single issues are all on sale!

Starting Saturday March 16th

The more you buy the more you save.

Buy 1 get 1 free.

BUY 10 – 19:
%60 off

BUY 20 – 39:
%70 off

BUY 40 plus:
%80 OFF!

Loads of New Tattoo Books


Our Tattoo section has just been newly restocked and greatly expanded! Arrivals include impressive new books by the likes of Ed Hardy,Yushi Takei, and Dave Fox and two  limited edition Bloodwork slipcase volumes, collecting beautiful archival photos of works by top tattoo artists from all over the world.

Also, make sure to check out the Mingins Photo Collection, newly back in stock, documenting vintage western tattoos, and the new works showcasing the Dutch tattoo scene.

You can find them all in our new tattoo display near the front counter on the main floor of The Beguiling.


Michael Cho’s Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes @ Gallery 129 Ossington

Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes, Michael Cho’s fantastic book of painting of Toronto’s less famous vistas, is back in stock at the Beguiling again just in time for some exciting news from Gallery at 129 Ossington:

“Gallery 129 Ossington is extremely please to announce an upcoming exhibition of Michael Cho’s original paintings from this series, from September 5th to 29th 2012. Visit his artist’s page on our website for more information or to preview the work.”

Opening Reception: Thursday September 6, 7-10pm
Gallery Hours: Wed to Sat, 12 – 6pm, or by appointment

You can check out more art at Michael Cho’s Website.

The Kung Fu You Need

Hi there, I have a quick question for you. Why don’t you already own Kagan McLeod’s Infinite Kung Fu? Seriously, what can the reason be? Is it because the copy you saw didn’t have a super sweet sketch in the front? He fixed that! We have ten sweetly sketched copies of Infinite Kung Fu for sale on the main floor of The Beguiling.

If you are one of the very wise folks who already picked up a copy of this masterpiece you can, of course, still grab one of these as your old copy will make a great gift. Just don’t tell whoever you give it to they missed out on this. They might cry.

– Parrish

Shipping November 16th, 2011

Many of our new issues and graphic novels were shipped later than usual this week. This is a list of the books that will be out for sale at 11am Wednesday morning. We expect to receive the rest of our books on Wednesday afternoon. See the previous post for list of late arriving titles.

New Books
American Pin Up HC
Andrew Loomis Figure Drawing For All Its Worth HC
Archie Best Of Samm Schwartz HC Vol 01
Batman A Death In The Family TP New Ed
Batman And Robin TP Vol 02 Batman Vs Robin
Beronas War HC Vol 02 Fight For Amity
Bob Powell Terror HC
Bone One Vol Color 20th Ann Slipcased Ed
Captain Swing HC
Captain Swing TP
Deadpool Team-up TP Vol 03 Bffs
Deadpool TP Vol 07 Space Oddity
Dreamer TP Vol 02
Felix The Cat Greatest Comic Book Tails SC
Flash The Road To Flashpoint Hc
Fracture o/t Universal Boy GN
Green Lantern War o/t Green Lanterns HC
Incredible Hulk Origin Story Yr HC
Legends o/t Dark Knight Marshall Rogers Hc
Mad Presents Spy Vs Spy The Top Secret Files TP
Marvel Art Of John Romita Jr Hc
Marvel Universe Vs Wolverine Hc
MMW Golden Age All Winners HC Vol 04
Monstrous Coll Steve Niles & Bernie Wrightson HC
Next Men HC Vol 02
Oil And Water HC
Pogo Comp Syndicated Strips HC Vol 01 Wild Wonder
Royal Historian Of Oz TP
Setting The Scene
Thor World Eaters TP
Tintin Young Readers Ed GN Tintin In America
Ultra Seven Days Deluxe HC
Valve Presents Sacrifice & Other Steam Powered Stories HC
Walt Disney Donald Duck HC Vol 01 Lost I/t Andes
Wolverine And Black Cat Claws 2 Hc

New Comics
68 Hardship One Shot Cvr A
Anne Rice Servant o/t Bones #4 (of 6)
Atomic Robo Ghost Of Station X #3 (of 6)
Avengers Academy #22
Avengers Origins Luke Cage #1
Batman #3 Black & White Var Ed
Batman #3 Var Ed
Boys Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker #5
Captain America #4
Captain Atom #3
Carbon Grey Origins #1 (of 2)
Comic Book Comics #6 (of 6)
DC Universe Presents #3
Fear Itself Fearless #3 (of 12)
Godzilla Legends #1 (of 5)
Incredible Hulk #2
Incredible Hulk #2 Marvel Comics 50th Anniv Var
Izombie #19
Jack Avarice Is The Courier #3 (of 5)
Jack Avarice Is The Courier #3 (of 5) 10 Copy Incv
John Carter A Princess Of Mars #3 (of 5)
Justice League #3
Justice League #3 Black & White Var Ed
Justice League #3 Var Ed
Kevin Smith Bionic Man #4
Kirby Genesis Captain Victory #1
Kirby Genesis Captain Victory #1 10 Copy Oeming Virgin Incv
Legion Of Monsters #2 (of 4)
Legion Of Super Heroes #3
Mass Effect Invasion #2 (of 4) Renaud Var Cvr
My Greatest Adventure #2 (of 6)
New Mutants #34 Xregb
Nightwing #3
Punisher #5 Marvel Comics 50th Anniv Var
Sergio Aragones Funnies #5
Simpsons Comics #184
Snake Eyes Ongoing (idw) #7
Star Trek 100 Page Spectacular
Star Wars Invasion Revelations #5 (of 5)
Supergirl #3
Wolverine Punisher Ghost Rider Off Index Mu #4
Xenoholics #2

New Magazine
Back Issue #52
Juxtapoz #131

New Manga
Arisa GN Vol 05
Book Of Heroes Novel
Fairy Tail GN Vol 16
Fullmetal Alchemist Box Set
Gossip Girl Manga GN Vol 03 For Your Eyes Only
High School o/t Dead Color Omnibus HC
Innocent GN
Inu Yasha Vizbig Ed GN Vol 09
Kurozakuro GN Vol 07 (of 7)
Legend Of Zelda Box Set
Lovephobia GN Vol 01
Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya GN Vol 10
Melancholy Of Suzumiya Haruhi Chan GN Vol 04
Nabari No Ou TP Vol 08
Omamori Himari GN Vol 05
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Adv Box Set
Rabbit Man Tiger Man GN Vol 02 (of 2)
Real GN Vol 10
Strange Mystifying Story GN Vol 03 (of 3)
Sumomomo Momomo TP Vol 10
Tesoro TP
Until The Full Moon GN Vol 02