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HEADS UP! No Manga May 24-26 ! Back issue basement is open (buuut)

Yup, it’s just what it says, all of our manga is offsite with us at another exciting year at ANIME NORTH! As such, we won’t have any of our manga available for purchase at the store this weekend but we will have TONS at Anime North so come see us there!

As well, we took all of the tables from our back issue basement to use at the convention, so while our basement is open it’s a little bit worse for wear. We apologize for the mess but it was either close it down or have it operate a little messily so we opted for the latter!

Thanks for all your understanding! May is bananas around here and we appreciate you rolling with it, with us!

MAY 20: The Beguiling is Closed Victoria Day!

In celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday, The Beguiling and Little Island will be closed on Monday May 20th!

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No, we haven’t found a sudden love of the Queen, we’re just all a little beat from TCAF and preparing for Anime North so we decided it might be nice to take advantage of this holiday!

We’ll be open regular hours the rest of the week!

(Art by Walt Kelly from the cover of Pogo Sunday Brunch)

MAY DAY AT THE BEGUILING

The Beguiling – May Day 
This Wednesday, May 1st  isn’t just  New Comic Book Day– it’s also International Workers’ Day, popularly known as May Day. And there’s so much going on that day in the city, to resist and to voice opposition to the many attacks on civil society from our current governments!
It’s hard to know how a small business like ours can participate in labour actions, especially when both staff and proprietors are fully on-side with the cause! We put our heads together and came up with a few ideas for May Day, and are thinking about other ways  we might show our support in the future too. For now, this is what we came up with!

What do we want? Protest Signs! When do we want them? Some time after 11am!

In solidarity with the rage and resistance we all have, The Beguiling will be offering its gallery space as a free sign-making station (from 11am until things peter out), perfect for stopping by and adding that last bit of flare to your messaging before heading over to Queen’s Park or City Hall.
Bristol board, paint, and other sign-making supplies will be available (courtesy of The Beguiling and Gwartzman’s) for you to use, but BYOStick! In addition,  members of Toronto’s comics community will be on hand to help you out with design, lettering, kerning, etc., to make sure your message looks sharp! Come by! Make a sign! No purchase necessary!

Putting Our Proceeds Where Our Protest Is!

We’re also having a one-day drive to raise funds for four of our favourite charities. 100% of money spent in the shop on May Day on comic back issues will be donated to the following organizations (purchase definitely necessary!):
Whether you want to pick up some 50-cent favourites or spend several hundred dollars on an old Weird Science – all of that cash will go directly to these organizations which are fighting the good fight every day of the year!
 
May Day Reads
The Beguiling carries books to inspire resistance and liberation all year round! We’ve gathered lots of these May Day-themed reads together in one spot – check out the display this week at the shop!
Bonus Contest: Sing for a Discount!
It’s a little-known tradition here at the shop that anyone shopping on May Day who can sing a full verse of The Internationale” – in any language – gets 10% off their purchase of regularly priced, in-stock books and/or comics. This deal is redeemable directly with Peter only, and is available at his sole discretion! Ask in person for more details, and the opportunity to serenade us with the international workers’ anthem!
Thanks very much, and see you on Wednesday!

TCAF 2019 Posters Now Available!!!

WOW YES THE TIME IS HERE! Fresh from the printer we now have all three TCAF 2019 posters in stock and for sale!

All three posters by TCAF featured guests Junji Ito, Lorena Alvarez and Seth are now in-stock and available at The Beguiling Books & Art (That’s us! 319 College Street) or at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop at Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street)– Posters are $10 each, or all 3 for $20!! Whatta deal!

Total poster size (with show info and sponsor logos) is 13″ wide by 21.5″ tall. Main poster image area is 13″ x 19″.

All three posters are printed on bright matte stock and they look great!! Come see for yourself, or pick ’em up during TCAF, May 11 & 12 at Toronto Referenced Library!

TCAF 2019 Posters Now Available!!!

WOW YES THE TIME IS HERE! Fresh from the printer we now have all three TCAF 2019 posters in stock and for sale!

All three posters by TCAF featured guests Junji Ito, Lorena Alvarez and Seth are now in-stock and available at The Beguiling Books & Art (That’s us! 319 College Street) or at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop at Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street)– Posters are $10 each, or all 3 for $20!! Whatta deal!

Total poster size (with show info and sponsor logos) is 13″ wide by 21.5″ tall. Main poster image area is 13″ x 19″.

All three posters are printed on bright matte stock and they look great!! Come see for yourself, or pick ’em up during TCAF, May 11 & 12 at Toronto Referenced Library!

SHIPPING APRIL 17TH 2019

SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #2 (OF 6) MICHAEL CHO VARThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on April 17th, 2019
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT listed this week. In the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price.

NEW COMICS

ADVENTURE TIME MARCY & SIMON #4 (OF 6) MAIN (C: 1-0-0) 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #3 (OF 5) 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN NEXTGEN #3 (OF 5) 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 2ND PTG OTTLEY VAR 4.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.HU 2ND PTG COELLO VAR

Continue reading SHIPPING APRIL 17TH 2019

TICKET GIVEAWAY: HIGH LIFE (In Theatres April 19!)

The fine folks at Elevation Pictures & Taro PR have once again been kind enough to supply us with some complimentary passes to give away to you, our amazing customers!

This time, we have three sets of double passes to see the highly anticipated new film from director Claire Denis, HIGH LIFE!
To enter, send an email to beguilingcontests@gmail.com with the subject line SPACE IS THE PLACE and we’ll randomly choose three winners by April 17 to receive a complimentary double pass to see High Life during its theatrical run starting April 19!
We can’t wait to see this one– in fact, we’re so excited we’re having a staff party to go see it! Enter the contest, get your friend and who knows– you might just see some *beguiling* faces in the crowd!
Thanks again to Taro PR and Elevation Pictures, the best folks in the biz!
GOOD LUCK!

APR 14: RUBY’S BIRDS launch with artist Claudia Davila at Little Island!

On April 14th from 3-5PM, Little Island is thrilled to welcome artist Claudia Davila to the store to help celebrate the launch of her book with writer Mya Thompson, RUBY’S BIRDS!

“Meet Ruby, a plucky young girl who uncovers the wild side of her city neighborhood with the help of a grown-up friend. When Ruby realizes there are amazing birds right in her neighborhood, her imagination takes flight. Birders have a name for the moment they get hooked, they call it their spark moment. This is the story of Ruby’s spark moment―in her very own words.

This delightful story includes a seek and find element with birds hiding on nearly every page. Information about where to find all of the birds in real life follows, plus Ruby’s tips for taking a nature walk, and how to connect with Celebrate Urban Birds, a citizen-science project at the Cornell Lab.”

This event will take place from 3-5PM with colouring pages, a chance to meet the artist and of course an opportunity to get your brand-new copy of RUBY’s BIRDS signed! See you there!

SHIPPING MARCH 20TH 2019

CRIMINAL #3The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on March 20th, 2019
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT listed this week. In the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price.

NEW COMICS

ADVENTURE TIME MARCY & SIMON #3 (OF 6) MAIN (C: 1-0-0) 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #2 (OF 5) 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN NEXTGEN #2 (OF 5) 3.99
AMERICAN CARNAGE #5 (MR) 3.99
AQUAMAN #46 3.99
AQUAMAN #46 VAR ED 3.99
ARCHIE #703 CVR A SAUVAGE 3.99
ARCHIE #703 CVR B LOTAY 3.99
ARCHIE #703 CVR C ZDARSKY 3.99
ARMY OF DARKNESS BUBBA HOTEP #2 CVR A GALINDO 3.99
ARMY OF DARKNESS BUBBA HOTEP #2 CVR C HACK 3.99
ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 ONGOING #8 CVR A BRYANT 3.99
AVATAR TSU TEYS PATH #3 CVR A WHEATLEY 3.99
AVATAR TSU TEYS PATH #3 CVR B STANDEFER 3.99
AVENGERS #17 GARBETT SPIDER-MAN VILLAINS VAR 3.99
AVENGERS #17 WR 3.99
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #6 (OF 10) 4.99
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #6 (OF 10) CHEUNG VAR
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #6 (OF 10) NOTO CONNECTING VAR
BATMAN #67 3.99
BATMAN #67 VAR ED 3.99
BITTER ROOT #5 CVR A GREENE (MR) 3.99
BITTER ROOT #5 CVR B OLIVER (MR) 3.99
BITTER ROOT #5 CVR C DEL MUNDO (MR) 3.99
BITTER ROOT #5 CVR D RICHARDSON (MR) 3.99
BLACK BADGE #8 FOC ZONJIC VAR 3.99
BLACK BADGE #8 MAIN & MIX 3.99
BLESSED MACHINE #1 3.99
BLOODBORNE #10 CVR A CHARLES (MR) 3.99
BLOODBORNE #10 SONG OF CROWS CVR B YOSHIOKA (MR) 3.99
BLOODBORNE #10 SONG OF CROWS CVR C DESIGN (MR) 3.99
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #14 3.99
CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 3.99
CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 MACK VAR 3.99
CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 MOVIE VAR 3.99
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 3RD PTG ASRAR VAR 4.99
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2 3RD PTG ASRAR VAR 3.99
CRIMINAL #3 (MR) 3.99
CYBER SPECTRE #2 CVR A GARZA (RES) 3.99
CYBER SPECTRE #2 CVR B ORACLE (RES) 3.99
DAMAGE #15 3.99
DARK RED #1 AARON CAMPBELL CVR 3.99
DIE #1 4TH PTG (MR) 3.99
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS A DARKENED WISH #1 CVR A FOWLER 3.99
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS A DARKENED WISH #1 CVR B CHARACTER SHEET 3.99
EDGAR ALLAN POE`S SNIFTER OF TERROR #6 (MR) 3.99
ELECTRIC WARRIORS #5 (OF 6) 3.99
EVOLUTION #15 (MR) 3.99
FARMHAND #6 (MR) 3.99
FIREFLY BAD COMPANY #1 7.99
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #4 3.99
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #4 FUJI CAT VAR 3.99
GEORGE MCDONALDS LIGHT PRINCESS #2 3.99
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3 3.99
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3 FUJI CAT VAR 3.99
HIGH LEVEL #2 (MR) 3.99
HONOR AND CURSE #2 (OF 6) 3.99
IMMORTAL HULK #15 3.99
IMMORTAL HULK #15 ALEX ROSS MARVELS 25TH TRIBUTE VAR 3.99
INCURSION #2 (OF 4) CVR A BRAITHWAITE 3.99
INCURSION #2 (OF 4) CVR B BODENHEIM 3.99
INCURSION #2 (OF 4) CVR C B&W BRAITHWAITE 3.99
INFINITY 8 #10 (MR) 3.99
INVISIBLE KINGDOM #1 3.99
JAMES BOND 007 #5 CVR A JOHNSON 3.99
JAMES BOND 007 #5 CVR B MORALES 3.99
JAMES BOND 007 #5 CVR C GORHAM 3.99
JAMES BOND 007 #5 CVR D MOONEY 3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #20 3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #20 LEFT VAR ED 3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #20 RIGHT VAR ED 3.99
KAIJUMAX SEASON 4 #5 (OF 6) (MR) 3.99
KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN SUN #5 3.99
KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN SUN #5 3.99
LAZARUS RISEN #1 (MR) 7.99
LIFE & DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #1 (OF 6) CVR A SUAYAN (NET) 0
LIFE & DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #1 (OF 6) CVR B HARVEY (NET) 0
LIFE & DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #1 (OF 6) CVR C MACK (NET) 0
LIFE & DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #1 (OF 6) CVR D BLANK (NET) 0
LUCIFER #6 (MR) 3.99
LUMBERJANES #60 MAIN 3.99
MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #3 SOMMARIVA 3.99
MEET THE SKRULLS #2 (OF 5) 3.99
MEET THE SKRULLS #2 (OF 5) FUJI CAT VAR 3.99
MIDDLEWEST #5 (MR) 3.99
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #4 3.99
MONSTRESS #21 (MR) 3.99
MONSTROUS EUROPEAN GETAWAY #1 (OF 4) 3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #76 CVR A PRICE (C: 1-0-0 3.99
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 #5 CVR A NAUCK 3.99
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 #5 CVR B VANCE 3.99
NAOMI #3 3.99
NIGHTWING #58 3.99
NIGHTWING #58 VAR ED 3.99
PEARL #7 (MR) 3.99
PEARL #7 VAR ED (MR) 3.99
RAINBOW BRITE #5 CVR A GANUCHEAU 3.99
RISE #1 CVR A 3.99
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #3 3.99
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #3 ANDREWS VAR 3.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #15 10 COPY INCV FOURDRAINE (NET) (C: 1-0 0
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #15 CVR A LAWRENCE (C: 1-0-0) 3.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #15 CVR B SKELLY (C: 1-0-0) 3.99
SPARROWHAWK #5 (OF 5) 3.99
SPIDER-MAN CITY AT WAR #1 (OF 6) 3.99
SPIDER-MAN CITY AT WAR #1 (OF 6) NAKAYAMA VAR
SPIDER-MAN CITY AT WAR #1 (OF 6) SANDOVAL VAR
SPIDER-MAN CITY AT WAR #1 (OF 6) SPIDER-MAN VILLAINS VAR
SPIDER-MAN CITY AT WAR #1 (OF 6) TSANG VAR
SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #1 (OF 6) 4.99
SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #1 (OF 6) MARTIN VAR
SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #1 (OF 6) SMALLWOOD VAR
SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #1 (OF 6) YOUNG VAR
STAR WARS #63 3.99
STAR WARS #63 CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR 3.99
STAR WARS SOLO ADAPTATION #6 (OF 7) 3.99
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #26 MAIN PENA CVR 3.99
STRONGHOLD #2 3.99
TAINTED LOVE #1 (OF 4) 3.99
TEEN TITANS #28 TERMINUS AGENDA 3.99
TEEN TITANS #28 VAR ED TERMINUS AGENDA 3.99
TEEN TITANS GO #33 2.99
THOR #11 FUJI CAT VAR 3.99
THOR #11 WR 3.99
TMNT ONGOING #92 CVR A DIALYNAS 3.99
TMNT ONGOING #92 CVR B EASTMAN 3.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #14 3.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #14 RIVERA SPIDER-MAN VILLAINS VAR
UNCANNY X-MEN #14 SANDOVAL CHARACTER VAR
VENOM #12 3.99
VENOM #12 STEGMAN SPIDER-MAN VILLAINS VAR 3.99
WARNING #5 (MR) 3.99
WEST COAST AVENGERS #9 3.99
WILD STORM #21 3.99
WIZARD BEACH #4 (OF 5) 3.99
WOLVERINE INFINITY WATCH #2 (OF 5) 3.99
WOLVERINE INFINITY WATCH #2 (OF 5) FUJI CAT VAR 3.99
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #25 CVR A ROCAFORT 3.99
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #25 CVR B COLAPIETRO 3.99
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #25 CVR C MANOMIVIBUL 3.99


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NEW BOOKS

3D SWEETIES HC (C: 0-1-2) 24.99
ANGEL CLAWS HC (MR) 24.95
AUTHORITY BY ED BRUBAKER & DUSTIN NGUYEN TP 24.99
BATMAN ARKHAM RAS AL GHUL TP 19.99
BATMAN TP VOL 09 THE TYRANT WING 16.99
BEASTS OF BURDEN WISE DOGS & ELDRITCH MEN HC (C: 1-1-2) 22.99
BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL TP 15.99
BLADE OF IMMORTAL OMNIBUS TP VOL 08 (C: 1-1-2) 21.99
BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 (MR) 29.99
BPRD HELL ON EARTH HC VOL 05 (C: 0-1-2) 34.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC COLLECTION TP SUPERIA STRATAGEM 39.99
CHAM BEST COMIC STRIPS & GRAPHIC NOVELETTES 1839 – 1862 HC ( 90
CRETACEOUS GN 14.99
CROWDED TP VOL 01 12.99
DARK NIGHTS METAL DARK KNIGHTS RISING TP 24.99
DIRTY OLD TANK GIRL TP (MR) 24.99
DISNEY MASTERS HC VOL 07 MURRY MOUSE PIRATES TABASCO BAY (C: 29.99
EROMANGA SENSEI TP VOL 02 (C: 1-1-2) 11.99
FAMILY MAN (C: 0-1-2) 39.99
GANTZ G TP VOL 03 (C: 1-1-2) 13.99
GIRAFFES ON HORSEBACK SALAD GN (C: 0-1-0) 29.99
HARROW COUNTY LIBRARY EDITION HC VOL 02 (C: 0-1-2) 39.99
I RENE TARDI PRISONER OF WAR IN STALAG IIB HC VOL 02 (C: 0-1 29.99
IRON MAN BY FRACTION & LARROCA COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01 39.99
JESUSFREAK HC 17.99
MAN FROM RIVERDALE TP 10.99
NEW TEEN TITANS TP VOL 10 19.99
POLAR HC VOL 04 KAISER FALLS (C: 0-1-2) 19.99
RETURN OF WOLVERINE TP 17.99
SANDMAN TP VOL 06 FABLES & REFELCTIONS 30TH ANNIV ED (MR) 19.99
SAVAGE SWORD CONAN HC ORIG MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS VOL 01 125
SAVAGE SWORD CONAN HC ORIG MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS VOL 01 DM VAR 125
SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 03 16.99
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION OLD REPUBLIC TP VOL 03 39.99
SUNSTONE OGN VOL 06 (MR) 16.99
UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 01 X-MEN DISASSEMBLED 39.99
VEI GN (C: 0-1-0) 24.99
WATCHMEN DC MODERN CLASSICS HC (RES) 49.99
YOKAI STORYLAND SC (C: 1-1-0) 29.95
ZOOLOGIA ART OF STAN MANOUKIAN HC (C: 1-1-0) 39.95