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Amazing Spider-Man #1 Variant Information + Pre-order Discount

Amazing-Spider-Man-1Hi folks, we’ve had a lot of inquiries about the variant editions for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #1 this April. People like Spider-Man, and they like Spider-Man variants, and so we just wanted to do a little post clarifying rarity, availability, and pricing on these books.

If you’re interested in pre-ordering some of the rare variants for this series, or are just curious what’s coming out with regards to this title, click “Keep Reading” for all of the details!

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Update to Subscription/Pullfile Discounts

Hi there! If you are a weekly comics subscription or ‘pullfile’ customer, this message is for you! If you’re not, well, you can find out why you might want to be here!

Hey there, pullfile customers. First up, thanks for your continued business. We appreciate it. :)

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TCAF Reveals 2014 Poster by Michael DeForge


The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to present its first poster image for the 2014 show, by Toronto artist Michael DeForge.

DeForge is an integral part of Toronto’s comics scene and community, and has come to international prominence for his rapidly expanding catalogue of work. In 2013 Koyama Press debuted DeForge’s first book collection of work at TCAF 2013, entitled Very Casual, and it has found its way onto many critics’ Best of 2013 lists. In winter 2014 Drawn & Quarterly will publish his graphic novel Ant Colony, and Koyama Press will debut the collection of DeForge’s acclaimed LOSE comic series at TCAF 2014 this May.

Michael DeForge posts online to

This poster, like all previous TCAF posters, will be printed in advance of the show and be available for purchase at The Beguiling and the event itself. Final design will differ. TCAF Posters from 2003-2013 are available for purchase online from The Beguiling Books & Art.

Look forward to more TCAF 2014 announcements this week!


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Holiday Hours & Shipping Schedule Update!

Hey folks! Here’s a day-by-day breakdown of our hours and availability through new years. Note the changes to new comics day, and the extended hours 2 days!

xmas-action105Weds Dec 18 – 11am-9pm - New Comics Day! Holiday Party!
Thur Dec 19 – 11am-9pm Open Late!
Friday Dec 20 – 11am-9pm
Sat Dec 21 – 11am-7pm
Sun Dec 22 – 12pm-6pm

Mon Dec 23 – 11am-9pm Open Late!
Tues Dec 249am-5pm - Open Early! Christmas EveNew Comics Day!! Scroll down for more info.
Weds Dec 25 – Closed – Christmas Day
Thur Dec 26 – 9am-7pm – Open Early! Boxing Day
Fri Dec 27 – 11am-9pm
Sat Dec 28 – 11am-7pm
Sun Dec 29 – 12pm-6pm

Mon Dec 30 – 11am-7pm
Tues Dec 31 – 9am-7pm – Open Early! New Comics Day!
Weds Jan 1 – Closed – New Year’s Day
Thur Jan 2 – 11am-7pm – Back to normal!

Hit the link for the full list of comics available on Tuesday, December 24th:

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Out Today: The Sandman: Overture #1



Maybe you saw this full-page advertisement that we took out in NOW this week. Maybe you heard a friend talking about it? Or maybe this is just the moment you’ve been waiting for, for 15 years. Regardless, The Sandman: Overture, is in stores today, October 30th, featuring the return of Neil Gaiman to the character and artwork by J.H. Williams III (Promethea, Batwoman).

We have lots of copies, including all of the variants, so come on by the shop tomorrow to get your Neil Gaiman Sandman-fix. :)


- Chris @ The Beguiling



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Tit For Tat: Amazing video with David B., Sam Hiti, Kagan McLeod, Frederik Peeters, & Paul Pope.

Tit For Tat – Collaborative drawing video with Paul Pope, David B, Sam Hiti, Kagan McLeod and Frederik Peeters

Between 1969 and 1975 the French television broadcast Tac Au Tac (Tit for Tat in english) assembled cartoonists from Europe and the Americas to cooperate in improvised drawing. The 10-15 minute episodes aired in-between programing and planted the seed for a whole generation to make their own comics. While many of the nostalgic videos can be found today on youtube, a contemporary answer to the series was lacking.

This year, during the Toronto Comics and Art Festival (TCAF), five cartoonist came together to revive the idea. A spread of cheese, crackers, wine, ink, and brushes were set before five artists. Five collaborative drawings were done that night and captured upon video at Kagan McLeod’s Toronto studio. One segment has been edited (link below) with more in the works for release in the months leading up to TCAF 2014.

Link to video: 

Paul Pope (USA, creator of Battling Boy)
Sam Hiti (USA, creator of Death Day)
David B. (France, creator of Epileptic)
Frederik Peeters (France, artist of Sandcastle)
Kagan McLeod (Canada, creator of Infinite Kung Fu)

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Event: McCready Lecture on Canadian Art: Chester Brown

McCready Lecture on Canadian Art: Chester Brown
Wednesday November 13
7pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm
Jackman Hall @ AGO

For over two decades, Chester Brown has been one of Canada’s leading cartoonists, known nationally and internationally for such works as Yummy Fur, Ed the Happy Clown, I Never Liked You, and Paying for It. 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of his innovative and highly influential Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography, published to widespread critical acclaim. For this year’s McCready Lecture, Chester Brown will present an illustrated talk. This will compliment the AGO’s presentation in the Canadian galleries of a selection of the original drawings created for Louis Riel and will launch the new anniversary edition of the book, to be published by Drawn & Quarterly, which will be available for signing following the lecture.

Introducing Chester Brown will be Andrew Hunter (Frederik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, AGO) and Seth, the cartoonist behind the series Pallookaville and Clyde Fans as well as such books as Wimbledon GreenGeorge Sprott and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists. Seth’s comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics and McSweeneys Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker, the Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries. He is also Lemony Snicket’s partner for the new Young Readers series, All the Wrong Questions.

This talk is happening in association with:

* Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby customers ten minutes prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.

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EVENT: Gallery Show: Chester Brown and Louis Riel @ AGO

Chester Brown and Louis Riel
Opens October 12, 2013
@ Max and Madeleine Clarkson Studio and Georgia Ridley Salon

Art Gallery of Ontario

For more than two decades, Chester Brown has been one of Canada’s leading cartoonists. His innovative and influential Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography, which expanded the audience for Canadian cartooning, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013. A selection of original drawings from the publication is now on view at the AGO. The works feature the Manitoba politician and Métis leader Louis David Riel fleeing from Fort Garry (now Winnipeg), and his subsequent hanging for treason. Brown’s work combines bold imagery, stark compositions and simple texts to convey a complex Canadian tragedy that remains, for many, controversial and unresolved.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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Holiday Shipping Update (Diamond)

Hey folks! The holidays are coming up (right?) and so we thought we’d give you an early heads-up on changes and delays to “New Comics Day” for November, December, and January.

U.S. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28

No Delay. Comics for sale Wednesday November 27th and Wednesday December 4th as normal. There will be delays in the U.S. that do not affect us.

Christmas, Wednesday December 25th

The week before Christmas is normal, with Wednesday December 18th new comics day.

The week after, new comics day is on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th. There are only 9 new items this day. The complete list of new items is at the end of this message. We close at 5pm on Christmas Eve.

We are closed Christmas Day, Wednesday December 25th.

We are open at 9am on Boxing Day, Thursday December 26th.

New Year’s Day, Wednesday January 1st

The week after Christmas, new comics day is New Year’s Eve, Tuesday December 31st. We close at 5pm on this day.

We are closed on Wednesday, January 1st.

We are open as normal, 11am, on Thursday January 2nd.

Back to normal after this.

The full list of comics available on Tuesday, December 24th is as follows: 

Dark Horse
Conan TP Vol. 14: The Death (AUG130073, $19.99)
Star Wars Omnibus: Knights of the Old Republic TP Vol. 2 (AUG130084, $24.99)

DC Comics
Forever Evil #4 $3.99
Justice League #26 $3.99

Doctor Who Special 2013 #1 $7.99

The Saviors #1 (MR) $2.99

Origin II #1 $4.99 ea.
Avengers #24.NOW $3.99 ea.

Boom Studios
Deceivers #1 $3.99
The Day Men: Pen & Ink #1 $9.99

Dynamite Entertainment
Robotech/Voltron #1 $3.99

Oni Press
Lost at Sea HC $24.99

X-O Manowar TP Vol. 4: Homecoming $14.99

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Powerpuff Girls #1… The Beguiling Edition!?


This week!

To celebrate the release of POWERPUFF GIRLS #1 this week (out Wednesday, September 25th), written and illustrated by Canada’s own Troy Little, we commissioned a very special Canadian cover… The Beguiling edition!

As you can see, it depicts main baddy Mojo Jojo having climbed the CN Tower! (Reminds us of another famous simian…) Luckily, the Powerpuff Girls were hanging out in Mirvish Village (near The Beguiling) and are ready to leap into battle!

If you want to get a copy of your very own (or two or three), the regular price is $5, but we’re offering it for $3.99, the same price as the regular covers. This deal only lasts from Wednesday September 25th through Tuesday October 1st.

Our thanks to creator Troy Little, and the great folks at IDW for helping us put this together!

- The staff of Little Island & The Beguiling

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