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TICKET GIVEAWAY: REIMAGINING MYTHS & LEGENDS WITH AUTHOR MARLON JAMES MARCH 03!

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than winning some tickets to an amazing event for your sweetheart?!
Curious Minds Weekend is coming up this March 1- 3 and
Man Booker Prize winner MARLON JAMES will be there in support of his new novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf!

Originally from Jamaica and now based in the United States, Marlon James is one of the world’s most electrifying authors. In 2015, he won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings. Now he returns with Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the stunning first installment of his Dark Star trilogy that is being hailed as an “African Game of Thrones.” At this Canadian debut, James will introduce Toronto readers to the unforgettable story of Tracker, a mercenary scouring the ancient cities of Africa on a hunt for a missing child. As he unveils this epic fictional universe, James will discuss how he created a new kind of contemporary mythology—a work of prodigious imagination that is quickly becoming the year’s most talked-about novel.

“A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made.” – Neil Gaiman

Book sale and signing to follow

In conversation with Craig OffmanThe Globe and Mail‘s Arts Editor

“Reimagining Myths and Legends” is happening Sunday, March 3 at 5PM and Hot Docs have been kind enough to supply us with 6 sets of tickets to this amazing event! To enter, send an email to beguilingcontests@gmail.com with the subject line “MYTHS” and we’ll pick 6 winners next Thursday, February 21!

Thanks again to Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema for the tickets and GOOD LUCK!

APR 03: Michael DeForge LEAVING RICHARD’S VALLEY LAUNCH!

On Wednesday, April 3rd at 7PM join Michael DeForge for a reading and book signing to launch Leaving Richard’s Valley, his new graphic novel from Drawn & Quarterly!
Leaving Richard’s Valley documents a group of forest creatures attempting to survive in the big city after being forced out of their cultish community– what unfolds is an entertaining meditation on the meaning of community and the many forms it takes.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael DeForge was born in 1987 and has written eight books including Ant Colony, First Year Healthy, Big Kids, and Sticks Angelica. He has been a celebrity judge for the Midland Buttertart Festival. He is currently on a treadmill.
 
This event is, as always, FREE to attend!

FEB 7: ISSUES MAGAZINE TORONTO LAUNCH!

You are invited to join us at Toronto’s Beguiling to celebrate the fourth issue of Issues Magazine, an international biannual-ish riso-publication dedicated to modern day issues.

Enjoy homemade cookies while listening to readings of texts by Coco Guzman and Re’e E Hagai; followed by a discussion regarding matters of domesticity between Issues’ creator Tal Sofia and Issues’ contributors: Adrienne Matheuszik and Kristi Poole; with special guest commentator Nassim J. Abu Sarari.

We’ll be closing the event with a special acoustic performance by The Blue Lights, promised to be fuzzy wuzzy dark and swirly spaced hypnotic boy and girly!
(Bandcamp: thebluelightsto.bandcamp.com/)

When: Thursday 7 February, 7pm
Where: The Beguiling,
319 College Street, Toronto
This event is free and all are welcome.

SHIPPING JANUARY 30th 2019

The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on January 30th, 2018.

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

ACTION COMICS #1007 3.99
ACTION COMICS #1007 VAR ED 3.99
ACTUAL ROGER #1 (OF 5) 1.5
AGE OF X-MAN ALPHA #1 4.99
AGE OF X-MAN ALPHA #1 PORTACIO VAR
AGE OF X-MAN ALPHA #1 RAHZZAH VAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 PAREL GOTG VAR 3.99
ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #10 (MR) 3.99
AVENGERS #11 2ND PTG MCGUINNESS VAR 3.99
BATGIRL #31 3.99
BATGIRL #31 VAR ED 3.99
BATMAN BEYOND #28 3.99
BATMAN BEYOND #28 VAR ED 3.99
BETTY & VERONICA #2 (OF 5) CVR A LANZ 3.99
BETTY & VERONICA #2 (OF 5) CVR B FISH 3.99
BETTY & VERONICA #2 (OF 5) CVR C SOOK 3.99
BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL #4 (OF 5) 3.99
BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL #4 (OF 5) ORTIZ VAR 3.99
BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #3 CVR A MASSAFERA 3.99
BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #3 CVR B TOLIBAO 3.99
BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #3 CVR D PRE-ORDER BUNDLE ED 3.99
BONE PARISH #6 (OF 12) 3.99
BOOKS OF MAGIC #4 (MR) 3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #7 3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #7 JOHNSON CONAN VAR
CAPTAIN AMERICA #7 NOTO MARVEL 80TH VAR
CRIMSON LOTUS #3 (OF 5) 3.99
CYBER FORCE #8 (MR) 3.99
CYBER SPECTRE #1 2ND PRINTING 3.99
DEAD MAN LOGAN #3 (OF 12) 3.99
DEAD MAN LOGAN #3 (OF 12) BENJAMIN VAR 3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #997 3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #997 VAR ED 3.99
DOCTOR STRANGE #10 5.99
DOCTOR STRANGE #10 MILLER HIDDEN GEM VAR
DOCTOR STRANGE #10 NOWLAN VAR
DOCTOR STRANGE #10 QUESADA VAR
DOCTOR STRANGE #10 SLINEY GOTG VAR
EDGAR ALLAN POE`S SNIFTER OF TERROR #4 (MR) 3.99
ELVIRA SHAPE OF ELVIRA #1 CVR A FRANCAVILLA 3.99
ELVIRA SHAPE OF ELVIRA #1 CVR B J BONE 3.99
EXILES #12 3.99
FIGHT CLUB 3 #1 CVR A MACK (MR) 3.99
FIGHT CLUB 3 #1 CVR B FEGREDO (MR)
FIGHT CLUB 3 #1 CVR C FAGAN (MR)
FIGHT CLUB 3 #1 CVR D MACK (MR)
FLASH #63 3.99
FLASH #63 VAR ED 3.99
FLASH ANNUAL #2 4.99
GIANT SIZE JINGLES #1 (OF 1) 4
GRIMM UNIVERSE PRESENTS 2019 #1 (OF 1) CVR A DIAZ 7.99
HEROES IN CRISIS #5 (OF 9) 3.99
HEROES IN CRISIS #5 (OF 9) VAR ED 3.99
HEX WIVES #4 (MR) 3.99
ICE CREAM MAN #9 CVR A MORAZZO & OHALLORAN (MR) 3.99
ICE CREAM MAN #9 CVR B SMART (MR) 3.99
INFINITE DARK #4 3.99
INVADER ZIM #39 CVR A 3.99
INVADER ZIM #39 CVR B 3.99
JAMES BOND 007 #3 CVR A JOHNSON 3.99
JAMES BOND 007 #3 CVR B TAN
JAMES BOND 007 #3 CVR C ANKA
JAMES BOND 007 #3 CVR D LAMING
JIM HENSON LABYRINTH CORONATION #10 3.99
JIM HENSON LABYRINTH CORONATION #10 PREORDER GODBEY VAR 3.99
JOHN CARPENTER TALES OF SCI FI TWITCH #2 (OF 5) (MR) 3.99
JOURNEY INTO UNKNOWN WORLDS #1 3.99
JOURNEY INTO UNKNOWN WORLDS #1 SUPERLOG VAR 3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE ANNUAL #1 4.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #5 3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #5 VAR ED 3.99
LIFE IS STRANGE #3 CVR A LEONARDI 3.99
LIFE IS STRANGE #3 CVR B GAME ART 3.99
LIFE IS STRANGE #3 CVR C TSHIRT 3.99
LONE RANGER VOL 3 #4 CVR A CASSADAY 3.99
LOONEY TUNES #247 2.99
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #5 3.99
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #5 CAMUNCOLI CONNECTING VAR
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #5 ZAFFINO VAR
MAN-EATERS #5 CVR A MITERNIQUE 3.99
MAN-EATERS #5 CVR B MITERNIQUE 3.99
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #6 (OF 6) 4.99
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #6 (OF 6) ANDREWS CONNECTING VAR
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #6 (OF 6) DEODATO VAR
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #6 (OF 6) JAE LEE VAR
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #35 MAIN (C: 1-0-0) 3.99
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #35 PREORDER GIBSON VAR (C: 1-0 3.99
MS MARVEL #37 3.99
MS MARVEL #37 MCKELVIE VAR 3.99
MYSTERIES OF LOVE IN SPACE #1 9.99
NEWBURY & HOBBES #4 (OF 4) UNDYING CVR A BOULTWOOD 3.99
NIGHT MOVES #3 (OF 5) BURNHAM 3.99
OBLIV18N #5 (OF 5) 3.99
ODDWELL #5 3.99
OLD LADY HARLEY #4 (OF 5) 3.99
PETER CANNON THUNDERBOLT #1 CVR A PHILLIPS 3.99
PETER CANNON THUNDERBOLT #1 CVR D GANUCHEAU 3.99
PUNISHER #7 3.99
QUANTUM AGE FROM THE WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #6 CVR A TORRES 3.99
QUANTUM AGE FROM THE WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #6 CVR B LEMIRE 3.99
RAVEN DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #12 (OF 12) 3.99
REDLANDS #10 (MR) 3.99
RICK & MORTY #46 CVR A 3.99
RICK & MORTY #46 CVR B 3.99
RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #4 (OF 4) 10 COPY INCV VA
RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #4 (OF 4) 20 COPY INCV FO
RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #4 (OF 4) CVR A LITTLE (C 4.99
RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #4 (OF 4) CVR B LITTLE (C 4.99
RIVERS OF LONDON #4 (OF 4) ACTION AT A DISTANCE (MR) 3.99
SHADOWPLAY #1 3.99
SILENCER #13 3.99
SKYWARD #10 3.99
SPARROWHAWK #4 (OF 5) 3.99
SPAWN #293 CVR A MATTINA (RES) 2.99
SPAWN #293 CVR B MATTINA VIRGIN (RES) 2.99
SPAWN #293 CVR C B&W VAR MCFARLANE & MATTINA (RES) 2.99
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #45 3.99
STAR TREK IDW 2020 10 COPY INCV RODRIGUEZ (NET) 0
STAR TREK IDW 2020 WOODWARD 4.99
STAR TREK Q CONFLICT #1 (OF 6) 10 COPY INCV CALTSOUDAS (NET) 0
STAR TREK Q CONFLICT #1 (OF 6) CVR A MESSINA 3.99
STAR TREK Q CONFLICT #1 (OF 6) CVR B MESSINA 3.99
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #17 CVR A PINTO (C: 1-0-0) 3.99
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #28 3.99
STAR WARS SOLO ADAPTATION #4 (OF 7) 3.99
TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #114 (MR) 2.95
TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 4.99
TERRIFICS #12 2.99
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #9 CVR B FOSCO & LARSEN 3.99
TRUE BELIEVERS CONAN RESURRECTION #1 1
TRUE BELIEVERS WHAT IF CONAN WALKED EARTH TODAY #1 1
UNCANNY X-MEN 3D #1 7.99
UNCLE SCROOGE #41 MAZZARELLO (C: 1-0-0) 3.99
UNIT 44 #1 (OF 4) 1.5
UNSTOPPABLE WASP #4 3.99
VAMPIRELLA ROSES FOR DEAD #3 (OF 4) CVR A LINSNER (MR) 3.99
VENOM #9 2ND PTG STEGMAN VAR 3.99
VOLITION #4 3.99
WEAPON H #12 3.99
WEST COAST AVENGERS #7 3.99
WONDER WOMAN #63 3.99
WONDER WOMAN #63 VAR ED 3.99
WWE FOREVER #1 MAIN 7.99
WWE FOREVER #1 PREORDER GOODE VAR 7.99
WYRD #1 CVR A FUSO 3.99
WYRD #1 CVR B LEMIRE 3.99
X-FORCE #2 3.99
X-FORCE #2 LUPACCHINO GOTG VAR 3.99
ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #56 CVR A WINSTON YOUNG (MR) 4.99

NEW BOOKS

BAD MACHINERY POCKET ED GN VOL 07 CASE FORKED ROAD 12.99
BATMAN TROIKA TP 19.99
BRIAN FROUDS WORLD OF FAERIE HC REVISED & EXPANDED 35
CAPTAIN MARVEL TP MONICA RAMBEAU DM 34.99
COURTNEY CRUMRIN TP VOL 04 MONSTROUS HOLIDAY 12.99
DEEP ROOTS TP VOL 01 (MR) (C: 0-1-2) 19.99
DEEP ROOTS TP VOL 01 (MR) (C: 0-1-2) 19.99
DMZ TP BOOK 05 (MR) 24.99
EIGHTBALL PUSSEY TP (CURR PTG) (MR) (C: 0-1-2) 12.95
GHOSTBUSTERS CROSSING OVER TP (C: 1-1-2) 24.99
GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 08 GHOSTS OF THE PAST 16.99
GREEN RIVER KILLER HC TRUE DETECTIVE STORY 2ND EDITION (C: 0 24.99
HERAKLES HC BOOK 02 19.99
IRON OR THE WAR AFTER GN (C: 0-1-2) 19.99
JAMES BROWN BLACK AND PROUD HC (C: 0-1-2) 24.99
LETTER 44 DLX HC VOL 02 (MR) 59.99
MARVEL KNIGHTS PUNISHER TP PURGATORY 24.99
MIDWAY FROM PAGES OF COMBAT ONE SHOT GLANZMAN CVR 9.99
NANJING TP THE BURNING CITY (C: 0-1-2) 14.99
NEW LIEUTENANTS OF METAL TP 12.99
RIPTIDE TP 12.95
SALAMMBO HC 39.99
SHANGHAI RED TP 16.99
SPIDER-MAN DR OCTOPUS TP YEAR ONE NEW PTG 15.99
STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 04 FORTRESS VADE 19.99
STEVE CANYON HC VOL 09 1963-1964 (C: 0-1-2) 49.99
SWORD OF AGES HC (C: 0-1-2) 24.99
TANK GIRL ALL STARS HC (MR) 29.99
TO DRINK & TO EAT HC VOL 01 24.99
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT TP VOL 04 (C: 0-1-2) 19.99
WISH TP (C: 0-1-2) 24.99
WONDER WOMAN BY WALTER SIMONSON & JERRY ORDWAY TP 16.99
YURI BEAR STORM MANGA GN VOL 01 YURIKUMA 12.99

MARCH 10: JAIME HERNANDEZ “IS THIS HOW YOU SEE ME?” LAUNCH AT THE BEGUILING!

On Sunday, March 10 at 4PM we’re beyond thrilled to welcome comics legend JAIME HERNANDEZ to our new store to celebrate the release of IS THIS HOW YOU SEE ME? from Fantagraphics!
 
Starting at 4 Jaime will be in conversation with Jane van Koerverden from CBC. After the discussion there’ll be a chance to ask questions and then get your books signed!!!
 
Jaime is the co-creator with his brothers Gilbert & Mario of the legendary LOVE & ROCKETS, one of the titles that has defined the purpose and voice of our shop since the earliest days, so it obviously means a lot to us to welcome Jaime to The Beguiling’s new location!
If for some reason you have never read any of Jaime’s groundbreaking work you still have time to come to the shop and get started and see for yourself what the big deal is! Or: maybe you have, but you’ve fallen behind lately? Well, now you have time to discover that the stories collected in THE LOVE BUNGLERS (also available in Angels & Magpies) and IS THIS HOW YOU SEE ME? Represent not only some of the best comics of recent years, but also some of the finest of Hernandez’s career!
 
Don’t miss this rare chance to meet one of the greatest living cartoonists! We’ll see you there!

 

The Beguiling Boxing Week Sale 2018!

Hey, it’s time once again for our Boxing Week sales!!!

Before we get to that– did you know that if you sign up for our newsletter, you would have found out about these even sooner? We announce a lot of great things in the newsletter– upcoming sales, events, ticket giveaways and more! You can sign up sort of…diagonally down to the left from where you’re reading this on our website!

Now onto the sales!…After some sagely advice/strongly worded cautions

BOXING DAY GROUND RULES

  • Bring your own bags! Save the environment!
  • We reserve the right to refuse sale of any item to any customer for any reason.  We probably won’t do this, but this is a straightforward disclaimer in case there’s any dispute about what is or isn’t on sale.
  • Out-of-print items (books/comics/etc.) are generally marked as such and exempt from sale pricing. Determination of ‘out of print’ is at The Beguiling’s sole discretion. Ask at the counter if you’re unsure.
  • Anything put on hold prior to Boxing Day is entirely exempt to sale pricing.
  • Sales cannot be combined with other specials or sales. (So if we already have a special price on something, it’s THAT price. You can ask, but be prepared to most likely hear this answer again)
  • “Regular Price” is determined as ‘Whatever the book would sell for not on Boxing Day, whether that’s Converted Canadian Cover price, Canadian Cover Price, or Sticker Price.
  • ALL Items released in December 2018 or later are not eligible for sale. Determination for eligibility will be made at the cash register, at our sole discretion.

December 26-28: 25% off almost EVERYTHING in the store, including in-print books, comics, graphic novels, manga, BD, art books and more!

(Excluded: out of print books, rare books, wall/rare comics, consigned comics. Please note WALL BOOKS WILL BE UNAVAILABLE TO BROWSE OR PURCHASE UNTILDECEMBER 27TH.)

DOOR CRASHER SPECIALS

  • Absolute V for Vendetta: was $121.00, now $75.00!
  • Batman: Damned #2: Only $5!
  • Dave McKean’s Black Dog: was $33.99, now $20.00!
  • We Stand on Guard HC: was $33.99, now $15.00!
  • Street Angel: After-School Kung-Fu Special: was $25.00, now $12.00!
  • Voices in the Dark: was $39.95, now $20.00!
  • Wilson: was $23.99, now $8.00!
  • Pure Shores: was $25.00, now $10.00!
  • SP4RX: was $25.95, now $10.00!
  • Teen Titans Earth One V.1 HC: was $26.99, now $10.00!
  • Founding Fathers Funnies: was $19.99, now $8.00!
  • Eartha: was $39.99,  now $15.00!
  • PPP: The Zines of Paper Rad: was $75.00, now $37.50!
  • and many more still to come!!

December 26-31: 35% off all bagged & priced back issues in our back issue basement! Buy 20 or more & get 50% OFF!

(wall/rare comics are not included in this sale; please note, sets for sale in the basement count as ONE ITEM)

December 27-31: WALL/RARE BOOKS 25% OFF!

These are our old comics priced above $15 in the back of the middle room!

December 29-31: 20% off almost EVERYTHING in the store, including in-print books, comics, graphic novels, manga, BD, art books etc!

(Excluded: out of print books, rare books, wall books, consigned comics. All the same exceptions, but 5% less off. You get it? Cool.)

Starting January 2 we’ll have our recent back issue stock on sale! We’ll be bringing long boxes up into the middle room for weekly rotations at great discounts! Please note: Comics released in December 2018 or later are exempt from this sale!

January 2-8: Recent Marvel back issue overstock 50% off cover price, plus other deep discount specials!

January 9-15: Recent DC back issues back issue overstock 50% off cover price, plus other deep discount specials!

January 16-22: Recent Image back issue overstock 50% off cover price, plus other deep discount specials!

January 23-29: Recent Miscellaneous back issue overstock 50% off cover price, plus other deep discount specials!

We’ll be open 11-4 December 31 and closed January 1 but other than that we’re open for business as usual!

PAGE AND PANEL, 789 Yonge St

Boxing week runs from December 27th to December 31st!

Nearly everything in store is 20% off!!
Exceptions include all “I’m Library People” Merchandise, New product released mid-December to present, and Canadian magazines. Any disputes between what is and is not on sale is at the condescension of the cashier on duty.

Special Discounts!
– 30% off all Jump From Paper product — so cool and colourful!
– Kikkerland Log Pillows — 30% off
– Destiny 2 Figures (Cayde 6, Ikora Rey, Zavala) Regularly, $39.99 NOW $14.99
– Stranger Things Eleven figure Regularly, $39.99 NOW $14.99
– Freehand Figure Drawing From Memory by David Ross, Regularly $26.77 NOW $17.00 WITH TAX (40% off)
– Black Dog by Dave McKean – 40% off
– TCAF logo tees — Regularly $20.00 NOW $10.00
– TCAF Hartley Lin Mugs — Regularly $15.00, Now $10.00

Special Note: Page & Panel will be closed January 2nd for our annual inventory. 

That’s our sales! SEE YOU SOON!