Shipping July 2nd, 2008

Hey folks! Here’s what’s shipping on Wednesday, July 2nd! Oh, and as far as we know comics are actually shipping on the Wednesday despite the Canada Day holiday… If anything changes you’ll see a notice here and we’ll send out a mailing (make sure you’re subscribed to our mailing list!).

Here’s what’s shipping this week:

NEW COMICS
All New Atom #25 2.99
Amazing Spider-Man #564 2.99
American Dream #5 (Of 5) 2.99
American Splendor Season Two #4 (Of 4) (Mr) 2.99
Amory Wars Ii #2 (Of 5) 2.99
Angel After The Fall #10 3.99
Angel After The Fall #10 10 Copy Virgin Runge Incv PI
Angel After The Fall #10 25 Copy Virgin Garner Inc PI
Army Of Darkness #10 Long Road Home 3.50
Astonishing X-Men #25 Md 2.99 – New Creative team Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi
Astounding Wolf-Man #7 2.99
Avengers Invaders #3 (Of 12) 2.99
Avengers Invaders #3 (Of 12) Coipel Var PI
Batman #678 Rip 2.99
Batman #678 Var Ed Rip PI
Billy Batson And The Magic Of Shazam #1 2.25 – The very popular “Herobear and the Kid” artist Mike Kunkel is the artist on this new, ongoing “Shazam” series that (I think) is spinning out of the Jeff Smith Shazam story.
Billy Batson And The Magic Of Shazam #1 Var Ed PI
Blue Beetle #28 2.99
Boys #20 (Mr) 2.99
Brit #7 2.99
Brit #7 Alt Connecting Cvr (Pp #797) 2.99
Buffy The Vampire Slayer #16 2.99
Cable #5 Dws 2.99
Cable #5 Silvestri Var PI
Dark Tower End World Almanac 3.99
Dark Tower Long Road Home #5 (Of 5) 3.99
Dark Tower Long Road Home #5 (Of 5) Bermejo Var PI
Dark Tower Long Road Home #5 (Of 5) Lee Sketch Var PI
DC Special Raven #5 (Of 5) 2.99
Doctor Who #5 3.99
Doctor Who Classics #8 3.99
Dummys Guide To Danger Lost At Sea #3 (Of 4) (Mr) 3.25
Dynamo 5 #14 3.50
Fables #74 (Mr) 2.99
Freshmen Summer Vacation Special 4.99
Fx #5 (Of 6) 3.99
Ghost Whisperer #4 3.99
Gi Joe Americas Elite #36 5.50 – Last issue. Yo, Joe!
Grimm Fairy Tales #28 2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Piper #3 (Of 4) 2.99
Hellblazer Presents Chas The Knowledge #1 (Of 5) ( 2.99
Hellboy The Crooked Man #1 (Of 3) 2.99
High Rollers #1 (Of 4) 3.99
House Of Mystery #3 (Mr) 2.99
Hyperkinetic #1 (Of 4) 3.50
Igor Movie Prequel #3 3.99
India Authentic #14 Saraswati 2.99
Infinity Inc #11 2.99
Jokers Asylum The Joker #1 2.99
Jonah Hex #33 2.99
Legion Of Super Heroes #43 2.99
Looking For Group #4 2.95
Looney Tunes #164 2.25
Lords Of Avalon Sod #6 (Of 6) 2.99
Lucha Libre #5 6.99
Lucky Vol 2 #2 (Mr) 3.95
Mack Bolan The Executioner Devils Tools #4 (Of 5) 3.99
Manhunter #32 2.99
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #41 2.99
Marvel Illustrated Three Musketeers #2 (Of 6) 3.99
New Battlestar Galactica Season Zero #10 2.99
New Dynamix #4 (Of 5) 2.99
Night O/T Living Dead Annual #1 (Mr) 4.99
Night O/T Living Dead Annual #1 Gore Cvr (Mr) 4.99
Night O/T Living Dead Annual #1 Painted Cvr (Mr) 4.99
Night O/T Living Dead Annual #1 Rotting Cvr (Mr) 4.99
Night O/T Living Dead Annual #1 Terror Cvr (Mr) 4.99
Nightwing #146 2.99
Noble Causes #35 3.50
Northlanders #7 (Mr) 2.99
Patsy Walker Hellcat #1 (Of 5) 2.99 – Featuring a story by Canada’s own Kathryn Immonen! Check this out.
Punisher War Journal #21 2.99
Ralph Snart Adventures #1 2.95
Rann Thanagar Holy War #3 (Of 8) 3.50
Rogue Angel Teller Of Tales #5 3.99
Savage Dragon #136 2.99
Savage Tales #8 (Mr) 4.99
Secret Invasion #1 Directors Cut 4.99
Secret Invasion Front Line #1 (Of 5) Si 2.99
Simpsons Super Spectacular #7 2.99
Squadron Supreme 2 #1 2.99
Stand Sketchbook (Bundle Of 25) (Net) PI
Star Trek Assignment Earth #3 3.99
Star Trek Mirror Images #1 3.99
Star Trek New Frontier #4 3.99
Star Trek Year Four Enterprise Experiment #3 3.99
Station #1 (Of 5) (Res) 3.99
Stephen Colberts Tek Jansen #2 Of(5) 3.99
Storming Paradise #1 (Of 6) 2.99
Supergirl #31 2.99
Sword #9 (Mr) 2.99
Tales Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #47 3.25
Terry Moores Echo #4 3.50
Texas Chainsaw Massacre Raising Cain #3 (Of 3) (Mr 3.50
Tor #3 (Of 6) 2.99
Trinity #5 2.99
Veronica #189 2.25
Vinyl Underground #10 (Mr) 2.99
Walking Dead #50 (Mr) 2.99
War That Time Forgot #3 (Of 12) 2.99
Zombie Tales #2 Cvr A 3.99
Zombie Tales #2 Cvr B 3.99

NEW BOOKS
After The Cape Ii Tp 14.99
Anita Blake Vh Guilty Pleasures Hc Vol 02 Dm Ed 19.99
Avengers Initiative Prem Hc Vol 02 Killed Action 24.99
Captain America Tp Operation Rebirth New Ptg 29.99
Cemeterians Tp Vol 1 9.95
Cest Bon Anthology Gn Vol 05 (Mr) 17.95
Cola Madnes Tp (Mr) 24.95 – Soon to be back in stock.
Comickers Art Sc Create Amazing Manga Characters 24.95 – English edition of the popular how-to series from Japan.
Complete K Chronicles Tp 24.95
Countdown Presents Search For Ray Palmer Tp 17.99
Counter X Tp Vol 01 X-Force 19.99
Doctor Who Tp World Shapers 26.50
Essential Defenders Tp Vol 4 16.99
Fantastic Four Prem Hc Lost Adventures Stan Lee 24.99
Fantastic Four Prem Hc Lost Adventures Stan Lee Dm 24.99 – Contains the recent “Lost Adventure” story by Lee & Kirby, as well as all of the original pencils to the story by Kirby and some unreprinted bonus Lee stories.
Fat Chunk Gn Vol 01 Robot 12.95
Frank Bellamys Robin Hood Gn Complete Adventures ( 24.99
Great Monster Magazines Critical Study Of 50S 60S 45.00
Hellblazer Fear Machine Tp (Mr) 19.99
Horror Book Tp Vol 01 (Mr) 14.99
Invaders Classic Tp Vol 2 29.99
Love The Way You Love #6 5.95
Mighty Avengers Prem Hc Vol 02 Venom Bomb 19.99
Mummy Movie Prequel Rise & Fall Of Xangos Ax Tp 17.99
Queen Margot Gn Vol 03 Endangered Love 13.95
Showcase Presents Batman Tp Vol 03 16.99
Superman Last Son Hc 19.99
Sword Tp Vol 01 14.99
Teen Titans Tp Titans Of Tomorrow 14.99
Usagi Yojimbo Tp Vol 22 Tomoes Story 15.95
Water Baby 9.99 – New from Ross Campbell, creator of WET MOON and THE ABANDONED.
Wildstorm Revelations Tp 17.99
Wondermark Beards Of Our Forefathers 14.95

NEW MAGAZINES
Hi Fructose Magazine Quarterly #8 6.95
Shonen Jump August 08 4.99

NEW MANGA
Note: There’s a lot of manga listed here, more than 70 titles. We’re aware that this is completely insane, but… yeah. I will say that most of the Viz titles are actually in stock now (they came in just after new comics day), so if you want to split your massive week’s purchase across two weeks, come by this weekend. I’ve highlighted the titles below that are already in stock.

100 Percent Perfect Girl Gn Vol 06 (Of 10) 9.99
Alive Gn Vol 05 (Mr) 10.95
Arcana Gn Vol 09 (Of 10) 9.99
Atelier Marie And Elie Zarlburg Alchemist Gn Vol 0 9.99
Avalon High Coronation Gn Vol 02 (Of 3) Homecoming 9.99
Black Cat Tp Vol 15 7.99
Btx Gn Vol 15 (Of 16) 9.99
Clamp No Kiseki Magazine Collectible Vol 12 (Of 12 19.99
Claymore Tp Vol 12 7.99
Cowa Gn Vol 01 7.99
Crayon Shinchan Vol 03 (Mr) 7.99
Do Whatever You Want Gn Vol 03 (Of 6) 9.99
Dragon Eye Gn Vol 05 10.95
Fairy Tail Gn Vol 03 10.95
Fever Gn Vol 02 (Of 4) (Mr) 9.99
Flat Earth Exchange Vol 01 9.99
Four Constables Secret O/T Delirium Dagger Gn Vol 13.95
Fruits Basket Gn Vol 20 (Of 22) 9.99
Fruits Basket Sticker Collection 14.99
Get Backers Gn Vol 25 (Of 39) (Mr) 9.99
Gin Tama Tp Vol 07 7.99
Great Catsby Gn Vol 06 (Of 6) (Res) (Mr) 24.99
Great Place High School Gn 12.95
Guardian Hearts Gn Vol 01 (Of 8) 9.99
Gun Blaze West Gn Vol 02 7.99
High School Debut Gn Vol 04 8.99
Hunter X Hunter Tp Vol 21 7.99
In Odd We Trust Gn 10.95
Junk Gn Vol 07 (Of 7) 9.95
Kamichama Karin-Chu Gn Vol 01 10.95
Kannazuki No Miko Destiny Of Shrine Maiden Gn Vol 10.99
King Of Fighters 2003 Tp Vol 05 (Of 5) (Res) 13.95
Koi Cupid Gn Vol 01 9.99
Kurohime Tp Vol 06 7.99
La Corda Doro Tp Vol 08 8.99
Le Chevalier Deon Gn Vol 05 (Mr) 10.95
Lights Out Gn Vol 09 (Of 9) 9.99
Love Com Tp Vol 07 8.99
Mamoru The Shadow Protector Gn Vol 01 (Of 3) 9.95
Mark Of The Succubus Gn Vol 03 (Of 3) 9.99
Nana Tp Vol 11 (Mr) 8.99
Naruto Tp Vol 30 7.95
Never Give Up Gn Vol 08 (Of 13) 9.99
Nodame Cantabile Gn Vol 14 (Mr) 10.95
Nosatsu Junkie Gn Vol 06 (Of 11) 9.99
Path Of The Assassin Tp Vol 12 Three Foot Battle ( 9.95
Pick O/T Litter Gn Vol 04 (Of 6) 9.99
Prince Of Tennis Gn Vol 26 7.95
Private School Gn Vol 01 (Of 2) 10.99
Pumpkin Scissors Gn Vol 03 10.95
Queens Knight Gn Vol 12 (Of 17) 9.99
Rave Master Gn Vol 29 (Of 35) 9.99
Reborn Gn Vol 08 7.99
Romance Papa Gn Vol 03 (Of 8) 9.99
Sa Gn Vol 05 8.99
Shaman King Tp Vol 17 7.95
Shirley 9.99
Skip Beat Tp Vol 13 8.99
Steel Fist Riku Vol 01 9.99
Strawberry 100 % Tp Vol 05 7.99
Suppli Gn Vol 03 (Of 6) (Mr) 10.99
Tezuka Dororo Gn Vol 02 13.95
Third Gn Vol 02 (Of 2) (Mr) 9.99
Time Stranger Kyoko Gn Vol 01 8.99
Totally Captivated Gn Vol 03 (Mr) 9.99
Ultimate Muscle Gn Vol 20 7.95
Warriors Gn Rise Of Scourge 6.99
Xxxholic Gn Vol 12 10.95
Young Magician Vol 12 (Mr) 9.99
Yu Yu Hakusho Tp Vol 15 7.95
Zig Zag Gn Vol 03 (Of 7) 9.99

In addition, we received Junjo Romantica Volume 6 late Wednesday.

IMPORT JAPANESE BOOKS
Comickers Art Sc Create Amazing Manga Characters 24.95
Final Fantasy 20Th Aniv Ultimania File 1 Character 32.95
Galaxy Angel Artworks Coll Angels II 48.99
Gothic & Lolita Bible Boudoir 23.99
Gurren Lagann Yoko Portraits 35.99
Robot Vol 10 37.99
Soukou Minako Iwasaki Artworks 54.99
Zero No Tsukaima Illustration Coll. 35.99

Yikes, and I thought last week was bad.

– Christopher

Some great new stuff in the store…

Hey there readers! We just wanted to shed the spotlight on a few books and other items of interest now in stock at the store. It’s been a pretty amazing spring for new comics and graphic novels, and many of the items we’re spotlighting aren’t currently available anywhere else.

First up is a shot of our main table on the first floor, the centerpiece of which is the new biography Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Toronto author Blake Bell. We held a successful signing for this one earlier this week and we’ve still got signed copies if you missed out. Surrounding it are Centifolia, a sketchbook collection from Stuart Immonen, What It Is by Lynda Barry, Inside Outside Overlap by Billy Mavreas, Chiggers by Hope Larson (soft cover and hard cover), and Shooting War by Anthony Lappe and Dan Goldman (and some of these are signed too!)

We’ve also got the new Blutch book, a silent collection of work that is seemingly non-narrative called “Beauty” or La Beaute. Lovely.

Meanwhile, arriving this week to great acclaim is Cat Eyed Boy by Kazuo Umezu. If you’re a regular you probably know that Umezu’s earlier series Drifiting Classroom is an employee fav, and these massive two volumes collect the entire series of creepy revenge stories.

Dropping just this afternoon from Harper Collins, we’ve also got the new graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, adapted by P. Craig Russell. Also in stock is the fourth Warriors story, Warriors: Rise of Scourge adapted from the novel by Erin Hunter.

This week also had two new collections from Japanese creators. On the right we have the third and final collection of stories from Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Good Bye. This is amazing comics work, I’ve already finished this one and it’s just astonishing stuff. On the left is Yoshitaka Amano adapting The Magic Flute, which is a very, very pretty book (and big too…).

This week also saw re-stocks on two excellent DVDs. The Mindscape of Alan Moore is an acclaimed documentary that we had (and sold out of) a few months back, and we’re lucky to have restocked another few copies: Run, don’t walk. $34.95. We’ve also got more copies in stock of Justice League: The New Frontier, the animated adaptation of Canadian Darwyn Cooke’s cold war superhero epic The New Frontier. It’s just $24.95 for the two-disc special edition.

You might have heard on the internets that we’re the only store… in the world… that has the new Scott Pilgrim “Toronto” shirt. This shirt is not being reprinted, and we currently have plenty left of American Apparel Small, Medium, Large, and a few XLs. Once these are gone, they’re gone. $24.95 each, sorry, no mail-order on this item.

Finally, everyone’s favourite genre: YAOI! We’ve just received a shipment of 12 very adults-only Yaoi titles from publishers 801 Media and Be Beautiful that are not otherwise available in Canada. We should be receiving even more over the next two or three weeks, and hopefully our ordering hiccup on these titles is at an end. We’ll letcha know if anything changes.

And that’s it… FOR NOW.

– Christopher

Hey folks, here’s what’s shipping next week. Marvel is flooding the racks with product, so if you read Marvel books: bring money.

There are also a ton of great new book releases, including the long, long, long awaited WALKING DEAD VOLUME 8. Check it out:

NEW COMICS
76 #4 (Of 8) (Mr) 2.99
Aletheia #2 (Of 3) 3.50
Angel Revelations #2 (Of 5) 3.99
Archie #586 2.25
Aspen Showcase Aspen Matthews #1 Ale Garza Cvr 2.99
Aspen Showcase Aspen Matthews #1 Talent Caldwell C 2.99
Avengers Fairy Tales #3 (Of 4) 2.99
Avengers Initiative #14 Si 2.99
Bart Simpson Comics #42 2.99
Batman Gotham After Midnite #2 (Of 12) 2.99
Beyond #2 (Of 5) 2.99
Beyond Wonderland #0 (Of 6) 0.99
Black Panther #37 2.99
Bprd Ectoplasmic Man One Shot 2.99
Caliber #3 (Of 5) (Mr) 2.99
Captain America #39 2.99
Cartoon Network Block Party #46 2.25
Clockwork Girl #4 (Of 4) 1.99
Conan The Cimmerian #0 0.99
Crossing Midnight #19 (Mr) 2.99
Daredevil #108 2.99
Darkness #4 Keown Cvr A (Mr) 2.99
Darkness #4 Sejic Cvr B (Mr) 2.99
Dc Universe Special Reign In Hell 80 Page Giant 4.99
Fantastic Four #558 2.99
Fear Agent #22 1 Against 1 (Pt 1 Of 6) 2.99
Final Crisis #2 (Of 7) 3.99
Fire & Brimstone #1 (Of 3) 3.95
Gold Digger #97 2.99
Gold Digger Sourcebook #18 3.95
Gold Digger Tiffany & Charlotte #1 (Of 4) 3.50
Green Lantern #32 2.99
Hercules #3 (Of 5) (Mr) 2.99
Hulk #4 2.99
Huntress Year One #4 (Of 6) 2.99
Immortal Iron Fist #16 2.99
Indiana Jones Adventures Tp Vol 01 6.95
Jack Of Fables #23 (Mr) 2.99
Jim Butchers Dresden Files #3 (Of 4) Welcome To Th 3.99
Jsa Classified #39 2.99
Knights Of The Dinner Table #140 4.99
Madame Xanadu #1 (Mr) 2.99
Madame Xanadu #1 Var Ed (Mr) 10.00
Man With No Name #2 3.50
Marvel 1985 #2 (Of 6) 3.99
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #37 2.99
Marvel Comics Presents #10 3.99
Marvel Illustrated Moby Dick #5 (Of 6) 2.99
Mighty Avengers #15 Si 2.99
Ms Marvel #28 Si 2.99
Mythos Captain America (Res) 3.99
Nearly Infamous Zango #3 3.50
Neozoic #5 2.95
New Avengers #42 Si 2.99
New Warriors #13 2.99
No Hero #0 (Of 7) (Mr) 1.00
No Hero #0 (Of 7) Design Sketch Incv (Net) (Mr) PI
No Hero #0 (Of 7) Wrap Cvr (Mr) 1.00
Number Of The Beast #6 (Of 8) 2.99
Phantom #24 Checkmate Part 4 (Of 5) 3.99
Pigeons From Hell #3 (Of 4) 2.99
Pilot Season Alibi #1 3.99
Power Pack Day One #4 (Of 4) 2.99
Programme #12 (Of 12) 2.99
Project Superpowers #4 (Of 7) 2.99
Project Superpowers #4 (Of 7) Ross Alt Incv Cvr PI
Proof #9 (Mr) 2.99
Rasl #1 (O/A) 3.50
Runaways #30 2.99
Secret History The Authority Hawksmoor #4 (Of 6) 2.99
Secret Invasion Runaways Young Avengers #1 (Of 3) 2.99
She-Hulk 2 #30 2.99
Soleil Sky Doll #1 (Of 3) 2Nd Ptg Var (Mr) 5.99
Sonic X #34 2.25
Star Wars Dark Times #12 Vector Part 6 2.99
Stephen Colberts Tek Jansen #1 (Of 5) New Ptg (Mr) 3.99
Stranded #5 2.99
Superman #677 2.99
Superman #677 Var Ed 10.00
Supernatural Rising Son #3 (Of 6) 2.99
Teen Titans #60 2.99
Thor Ages Of Thunder Reign Of Blood 3.99
Thunderbolts #121 2.99
Trinity #4 2.99
Ultimate Spider-Man #123 2.99
Ultimates 3 #4 (Of 5) 2.99
Ultimates 3 #4 (Of 5) Finch Var (Pp #809) 20.00
Uncanny X-Men #499 Dws 2.99
Vix #1 (Of 3) 3.50
Wasteland #18 (Mr) 3.50
What If Fantastic Four Tribute To Mike Wieringo 4.99
Wolverine First Class #4 2.99
Wolverine Origins #26 2.99
Worlds Of Dungeons & Dragons #2 Gopez Cvr A 5.50
X-Men First Class Vol 2 #13 2.99
X-Men Legacy #213 Dws 2.99
Young Avengers Presents #6 (Of 6) 2.99

NEW BOOKS
100 Girls Gn 9.99
All Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder Hc Vol 01 24.99
And Then One Day #6 (Note Price) 12.00
Andru And Espositos Get Lost Tp (Res) 29.99
Apple Anthology Gn Vol 01 (Mr) 34.95
Archie Americana Ser Tp Vol 08 Best Of 60S Book 2 11.95
Art Of Animal Character Design Hc 40.00
Batman Jekyll And Hyde Tp 14.99
Bluesman Hc 24.95
Captain America Prem Hc Chosen 24.99
Captain America Prem Hc Chosen Dm Var 24.99
Chiggers Hc 17.99 – In store now.
Chiggers Sc 9.99
Chronicles Of Conan Tp Vol 15 Corridor Of Mullah K 16.95
Demo Tp (Mr) 19.99 – A really great-looking new edition of the Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan collection.
Devi Tp Vol 04 14.99
Discworld Gn Vol 01 Colour Of Magic & Light Fantas 24.95
Dont Blame Me Gn Vol 02 (Of 2) (Mr) 12.95
Essential Batman Encyclopedia Tp 29.95
Ex Machina Deluxe Edition Hc Vol 01 (Mr) 29.99
Flock Of Angels Gn Vol 03 (Of 3) (Mr) 10.95
Forgotten Hc (Res) 14.95
Gary Panter Hc Slip Case (Mr) 95.00
Gimoles Secrets Of The Seasons Tp 14.99
Green Lantern Tales Of The Sinestro Corps Hc 29.99
Hamlet Gn No Fear Shakespeare 9.95
House Of M Tp Avengers 13.99
Hr Gigers Necronomicon Hc (O/A) 69.50
Hr Gigers Retrospective 1964-1984 (O/A) 19.95
Jack Of Fables Tp Vol 03 The Bad Prince (Mr) 14.99
Like A Love Comedy Novel (Mr) 8.95
Loaded Bible Tp Vol 01 (Mr) 16.99
Macbeth Gn No Fear Shakespeare 9.95
Marvel Atlas Tp 14.99
Marvels Prem Hc 24.99
Marvels Prem Hc Dm Var Ed Vol 13 24.99
Mmw Atlas Era Tales Of Suspense Hc Vol 02 59.99
Mmw Atlas Era Tales Of Suspense Hc Vol 02 Var Ed V 59.99
Native Americans In Comic Books Critical Study Hc 49.95
Off Hb Marvel Univ A To Z Prem Hc Vol 03 24.99
Ordinary Victories What Is Precious Gn 15.95
Orlak Tp Redux (Mr) 11.99
Pendragon Gn Merchant Of Death 9.99
Prince Valiant Page Dlx Sgn Slipcased Hc 39.95
Prince Valiant Page Hc 29.95
Romeo & Juliet Gn No Fear Shakespeare 9.95
Silent Leaves The Last Bondsman Gn Vol 01 9.99
Sleeping With Money Novel (Mr) 8.95
Sozins Comet Gn The Last Battle (Avatar) 5.99
Spawn The Undead Tp 24.99
Superman Camelot Falls Tp Vol 01 12.99
Tangent Comics Tp Vol 03 19.99
Turning Points Sons Of Liberty Gn 7.99
Umbrella Academy Apocalypse Suite Tp 17.95 – In store now
Walking Dead Tp Vol 08 Made To Suffer (Mr) 14.99

NEW MANGA
Dragon Ball Z Vizbig Ed Gn Vol 01 17.99
Gantz Tp Vol 01 12.95
Good Bye Hc (Mr) 19.95 – New Yoshihiro Tatsumi! In store now.
Great Place High School Gn 12.95
Hero Heel Gn Vol 02 (Of 3) (Mr) 12.95
Hideyuki Kikuchis Vampire Hunter D Gn Vol 02 (Mr) 12.95
I Shall Never Return Gn Vol 03 (Of 5) (Mr) 12.95
Love Recipe Gn Vol 02 (Mr) 12.95
Moon Child Vol 11 9.99
Oh My Goddess Rtl Tp Vol 09 10.95
Suzuka Gn Vol 08 (Mr) 13.95
Tomcats Gn (Mr) 12.95
Tower Of The Future Vol 11 9.99

NEW MAGAZINES
Juxtapoz Vol 15 #7 Jul 2008 4.99
Marvel Previews July 2008 Extras 0.99
Previews Vol Xviii #7 4.50
Wizard Magazine #202 Dark Knight Movie Cvr 5.99
Wizard Magazine #202 Mcniven Wolverine Cvr 5.99
Wizard Magazine #202 Project Superpowers Alex Ross 5.99
Write Now #18 6.95

Also:
Life Sized Fone Bone Plush Toy 40.00!!!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

ODE to EDO Art Show Tonight!

Several friends of The Beguiling, including Sam Hiti, Ben Shannon, and of course Kagan McLeod will be participating in a fantastic art short tonight: ODE to EDO. If you can, make sure to check this one out!

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ode-to-edo-invite-303.jpgODE to EDO Legacy of the Samurai

Opens tonight!

SMASH Gallery
2880 Dundas Street West (at Keele)

June 19th, 7PM to 11PM

See the exquisite collection of 14 Samurai armor sets and paintings by 21 contemporary artists. Today the spirit and visual richness of the Samurai culture speaks to us through films, manga, and personal experience. This collection, with pieces dating back to the 1890s, serves as inspiration for both western and eastern artists. This is our Ode to Edo and the traditions that honoured the samurai essence during this time.

Featuring:

Amro Attia, Harvey Chan, Nathan Fox, Charlotte Greenwood, Hiroshi Hirakawa, Sam Hiti, Kurt Ketchum, Tessar Lo, Kagan Mcleod, Tyrel McNicol, Joe Morse, Jose Ortega, Yukiko Otsu, Ben Shannon, Jon Todd, Tomolennon, Martin Wittfooth, Yoskay Yamamoto, Andrew Zbihlyi, David Pepper.

The show runs through June 30th, just in case you get this note a little late. Be sure to check it out.

– Chris @ The Beguiling.

All illustrations in this post by Kagan McLeod, as part of the ODE to EDO show. For more of Kagan’s art, please check out the artstore:

http://www.beguiling.com/artproductlist.asp?ID=52

Shipping to The Beguiling June 18th, 2008

Hey there folks! Here’s what’s shipping to The Beguiling on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008.

Just a reminder: Because of the vagaries of distribution, some books ship to the East Coast and the West Coast on different weeks… Just because you see it on the “official” Diamond shipping list doesn’t actually mean it’s shipping to all retailers across North America. Not even close.

Thanks for your understanding and patience.

Meanwhile… It’s a huge week for new graphic novels! Check this out:

Astonishing X-Men 4, Y The Last Man 10, Umbrella Academy, Amano’s Magic Flute, MONSTER, and Kazuo Umezu’s CAT-EYED BOY. Whoo!

NEW COMICS
Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters #4 3.50
Amazing Spider-Man #563 2.99
American Dream #4 (Of 5) 2.99
Angel After The Fall #9 3.99 – That’s weird, two issues of Angel in two weeks…
Angel After The Fall #9 10 Copy Virgin Runge Incv PI
Angel After The Fall #9 25 Copy Virgin Garner Incv PI
Anita Blake Vh Guilty Pleasures #12 (Of 12) 2.99
Anna Mercury #2 (Of 5) (Mr) 3.99
Anna Mercury #2 (Of 5) Design Sketch Incv (Net) PI
Anna Mercury #2 (Of 5) Painted Cvr (Mr) 3.99
Anna Mercury #2 (Of 5) Wrap Cvr (Mr) 3.99
Anna Mercury Prepare For Launch Ryp Cvr Ed (Mr) 5.99
Batman And The Outsiders #8 2.99
Betty & Veronica #236 2.25
Birds Of Prey #119 2.99
Blood Bowl #1 (Of 5) Killer Contract Cvr A 3.99
Bomb Queen V #2 (Of 6) (Mr) 3.50
Brave And The Bold #14 2.99
Captain Britain And Mi 13 #1 2Nd Ptg Kirk Var 2.99
Casey Blue Beyond Tomorrow #2 (Of 6) 2.99
Catwoman #80 2.99
Checkmate #27 2.99
Cthulhu Tales #3 Cvr A 3.99
Cthulhu Tales #3 Cvr B 3.99
Darkness Vs Eva #4 (Of 4) (Mr) 3.50
Dc Special Cyborg #2 (Of 5) 2.99
Dc Wildstorm Dreamwar #3 (Of 6) 2.99
Dead Space #4 (Of 6) 2.99
Dean Koontzs Frankenstein Vol 01 #2 (Of 5) Prodiga 2.99
Dmz #32 (Mr) 2.99
Dock Walloper #5 (Of 5) 2.99
Everybodys Dead #4 3.99
Ex Machina #37 (Mr) 2.99
Fallen Angel Idw #27 (Mr) 3.99
Fear Agent Sgn Incentive Comic (Net) PI
First Born Aftermath (One Shot) 3.99
Flash #241 2.99
Gemini #2 (Of 5) 3.50
George R R Martins Wild Cards #3 (Of 6) Hard Call 2.99
Ghost Rider #24 2.99
Grendel Behold The Devil #8 (Of 8) 3.50
Guardians Of Galaxy #1 2Nd Ptg Pelletier Var 2.99
Guardians Of Galaxy #2 2.99
Hellblazer #245 (Mr) 2.99
Incredible Hercules #118 Si 2.99
Iron Man Director Of Shield #30 2.99
Jugheads Double Digest #141 3.69
Justice League Of America #22 2.99
Kick Ass #1 Directors Cut (Mr) 3.99
Kill All Parents #1 3.99
Love And Capes #7 3.95
Marvel Adventures Avengers #25 2.99
Marvel Illustrated Iliad #7 (Of 8) 2.99
Megas #4 (Of 4) (Mr) 2.99
Mummy Movie Prequel Rise & Fall Of Xangos Ax #3 3.99
My Inner Bimbo #5 (Of 5) (Mr) 2.99
Pilot Season Genius #1 3.99
Project Kalki #2 (Of 4) (Mr) 2.99
Ps238 #32 2.99
Punisher #58 (Mr) 2.99
Ramayan 3392 Ad Reloaded #6 (Of 7) (Res) 2.99
Rasl #2 3.50
Reich #3 (Mr) 3.00
Rex Mundi Dh Ed #12 2.99
Scalped #18 (Mr) 2.99
Scooby Doo #133 2.25
Secret Invasion Fantastic Four #2 (Of 3) Si 2.99
Simpsons Comics #143 2.99
Sparks #1 (Of 8) 2.99
Spirit #18 2.99
Star Wars Knights Of Old Republic #30 Exalted Part 2.99
Star Wars Legacy #25 2.99
Streets Of Glory #5 (Of 6) (Mr) 3.99
Streets Of Glory #5 (Of 6) Wrap Cvr (Mr) 3.99
Super Friends #4 2.25
Superman Batman #49 2.99
Tangent Supermans Reign #4 (Of 12) 2.99
Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #50 Dlx Ed (Mr) 19.99
Teen Titans Year One #5 (Of 6) 2.99
Thor Ages Of Thunder 2Nd Ptg Zircher Var (Pp #818) 3.99
Transformers Movie Prequel Special 3.99
Transformers Spotlight Cyclonus 3.99
Transformers Spotlight Wheelie 3.99
Trinity #3 2.99
Ubu Bubu #2 (Mr) 3.50
Ultimate Fantastic Four #55 2.99
Ultimate X-Men #95 2.99
Ultimates 3 March On Ultimatum Must-Have (Pp #818) 4.99
Un-Men #11 (Mr) 2.99
War Is Hell First Flight Phantom Eagle Max #4 (Of 3.99
Warhammer Condemned By Fire #2 (Of 5) Cvr A 3.99
Wizard Anime Insider #58 Ouran Hs Host Club Cvr 4.99
Wolf #1 3.99
Wolverine #66 Dws 2.99
Wolverine #66 Turner Sketch Var 2.99
Wolverine #66 Turner Var 2.99
World Of Warcraft #8 2.99
X-Factor #32 Dws 2.99
Zorro #4 3.50

NEW MAGAZINE
Illustration Magazine #1 2Nd Ptg 15.00
Shojo Beat July 08 5.99

NEW BOOK
Adventures Of Dexter Breakfast Season Two Gn Vol 0 12.95
Aliens Omnibus Tp Vol 04 24.95
Astonishing X-Men Tp Vol 04 Unstoppable 19.99
Atomic Robo Tp Vol 01 18.95
Clifton Tp Vol 05 Jade 11.95
Conan Born On The Battlefield Sc 17.95
Dan Dare Oversized Uk Hc Vol 01 13.99
Dk Graphic Readers Spy Catcher Gang Sc 3.99
Dk Graphic Readers Wagon Train Adv Sc 3.99
Drawing Words & Writing Pictures Sc 29.95 – Very good.
Dust Tp Vol 01 (Mr) 9.99
Dynamo 5 Tp Vol 02 Moments Of Truth 14.99
Eternals By Neil Gaiman Tp 24.99
Gothic And Lolita Bible Vol 02 (Of 6) 19.99
Green Lantern Hc Vol 02 The Sinestro Corps War 24.99
Hulk Wwh Tp Damage Control 12.99
Iron Man Tp Haunted 26.99
Jack Kirbys Galactic Bounty Hunters Tp Vol 01 19.99
Killing Girl Tp Vol 01 A Sisters Love (Mr) 14.99
Marvel Adventures Avengers Tp Vol 06 Mighty Digest 7.99
Mmw Sgt Fury Hc Vol 02 54.99
Mmw Sgt Fury Hc Vol 02 Var Ed Vol 97 54.99
Mr Peppers Perfect Pet Shop Hc 15.99
Pocket Full Of Rain Sc 19.99 – We have advance copies of this because of the signing, and I gotta say it’s pretty amazing seeing Jason’s realistic illustration style.
Postage Stamp Funnies Hc 9.95
Pvp Tp Vol 05 Pvp Treks On 14.99
Safest Place Gn 12.99
Sardine In Outer Space Sc Vol 05 (Note Price) 14.95
Shadowpact Tp Vol 03 Darkness And Light 14.99
Showcase Presents The Flash Tp Vol 02 16.99
Star Wars Legacy Tp Vol 03 17.95
Terror Inc Tp (Mr) 16.99
Titans Companion Sc Vol 02 26.95
Transformers Animated Tp Vol 03 7.99
Ultimate Fantastic Four Tp Vol 10 Ghosts 15.99
Umbrella Academy Apocalypse Suite Tp 17.95
Worlds Finest Deluxe Edition Hc 29.99
Y The Last Man Tp Vol 10 Whys And Wherefores (Mr) 14.99
Yoshitaka Amanos Mateki The Magic Flute Hc 29.95

NEW MANGA
A I Revolution Vol 04 10.99
Anima Gn Vol 08 (Of 10) 9.99
Aoi House In Love Gn Vol 02 (Of 2) (Mr) 9.99
Battle Royale Ultimate Ed Hc Vol 03 (Of 5) (Mr) 24.99
Battle Vixens Gn Vol 13 (Of 13) (Mr) 9.99
Bogle Gn Vol 01 10.99
Cat Eyed Boy Gn Vol 01 24.99
Cat Eyed Boy Gn Vol 02 24.99
Dot Hack Sign Gu Gn Vol 02 (Of 3) 9.99
Dot Hack Xxxx Gn Vol 01 (Of 2) 9.99
Fallen Moon Daten No Tsuki Gn (Mr) 12.99
From Eroica With Love Vol 13 9.99
Fruits Basket Ultimate Edition Vol 03 (Of 4) 14.99
Full Metal Panic Novel Vol 03 (Of 18) 9.99
Gakuen Alice Gn Vol 03 (Of 14) 9.99
Go Go Heaven Vol 06 9.99
Inubaka Crazy For Dogs Tp Vol 09 9.99
King Of Hell Gn Vol 19 (Of 26) 9.99
Kurogane Communication Gn Vol 01 10.99
Me & My Brothers Gn Vol 04 (Of 8) 9.99
Musashi #9 Vol 15 9.99
Naoki Urasawas Monster Tp Vol 15 9.99
Pet Shop Of Horrors Tokyo Gn Vol 02 (Mr) 9.99
Saiyuki Reload Gn Vol 08 (Of 8) (Mr) 9.99
Shin Megami Tensei Kahn Gn Vol 02 (Of 9) (Mr) 10.99
Tarot Cafe Gn Vol 07 (Of 7) 9.99
Trinity Blood Rage Against The Moons Novel Vol 03 9.99
Venus Versus Virus Gn Vol 04 (Of 5) (Mr) 9.99
Walkin Butterfly Gn Vol 03 (Mr) 10.95
Welcome To Nhk Gn Vol 07 (Of 8) (Mr) 9.99
Wise Man Sleeps Gn Vol 02 10.99
Yggdrasil Gn Vol 01 10.99

STEVE DITKO BOOK LAUNCH NEXT WEEK

The World of Steve Ditko Book Launch, with author Blake Bell
In partnership with The Merrill Collection
Wednesday, June 18th 7PM-9PM (NOTE TIME CHANGE)
Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St. (at Spadina)
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=14508822758
FREE

The fabulous world of Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko comes to life in the fantastic new book by Toronto’s Blake Bell, published by Fantagraphics! THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO is an exhaustively researched tome on the life and work of the reclusive author.

The Beguiling and The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, in association with The Merril Collection and The Toronto Public Library, and Fantagraphics Books, are proud to present the official hometown launch of this book! The evening will feature a presentation from the book and moderated Q&A featuring author Blake Bell.

U.K. television and radio personality Jonathan Ross, who debuted his hour-long “In Search of Steve Ditko” documentary on the BBC last September, has granted us the rights to show the documentary at the Toronto event. It hasn’t been seen since, but you’ll get to see it if you attend the event!

For more information on the book, visit Blake Bell’s website at http://www.ditko.comics.org/.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Shipping June 11th, 2008

Hey there! This is what’s shipping to The Beguiling this week.

NEW COMICS
100 Bullets #92 2.99
Action Comics #866 2.99
Amazing Spider-girl #21 2.99
Amazing Spider-man #562 2.99
Angel After The Fall #8 3.99
Angel After The Fall #8 10 Copy Virgin Messina Incv
Angel After The Fall #8 25 Copy Wrigley Incv
Batman #676 Rip 2nd Ptg 2.99
Batman Confidential #18 2.99
Batman Strikes #46 2.25
Booster Gold #10 2.99
Boy Who Made Silence #4 3.50
BPRD War On Frogs #1 2.99
Burn #2 (of 6) 3.95
Captain Britain And Mi 13 #2 Si 2.99
Cartoon Network Action Pack #26 2.25
Charlatan Ball #1 2.99
Chuck #1 (of 6) 2.99
Clandestine #5 (of 5) 2.99
DC Universe Special Superman Mongul 4.99
Doktor Sleepless #7 3.99
Doktor Sleepless #7 Wrap Cvr 3.99
Doktor Sleepless #7 Incv Cvr
Drafted #8 3.50
Elephantmen #12 2.99
Eternals #1 2.99
Fall Of Cthulhu #13 Cvr A 3.99
Fall Of Cthulhu #13 Cvr B 3.99
Fear Agent #21 Hatchet Job (pt 5 Of 5) 2.99
Gamekeeper Series 2 #4 2.99
Genext #2 (of 5) 3.99
Goon #25 2.99
Gotham Underground #9 (of 9) 2.99
Green Arrow Black Canary #9 2.99
Green Lantern Corps #25 2.99
Hack Slash Series #12 Seeley Cvr A 3.50
Hulk Raging Thunder 3.99
Huntress Year One #3 (of 6) 2.99
Invincible #50 4.99
Invincible #50 Alt Connecting Cvr (pp #797) 4.99
Invincible Iron Man #1 2nd Ptg Larroca Var (pp #817) 2.99
Invincible Iron Man #1 2nd Ptg Meinerding Var (pp #817) 2.99
Iron Man Legacy Of Doom #3 (of 4) 2.99
Iron Man Viva Las Vegas #1 (of 4) 2nd Ptg Granov Var 3.99
Jack Staff #17 3.50
Kick Ass #3 2.99
Last Defenders #4 (of 6) 2.99
Legion Of Super Heroes In The 31st Century #15 2.25
Linger One Shot 5.99
Local #12 (of 12) 2.99
Locke & Key #5 3.99
Lost Boys Reign Of Frogs #2 (of 4) 3.50
Madman Atomic Comics #9 2.99
Magdalena Daredevil (one Shot) 3.99
Marvel Adventures Hulk #12 2.99
Marvel Illustrated Three Musketeers #1 (of 6) 3.99
Mighty Avengers #13 2nd Ptg Yu Var 2.99
Moon Knight #19 2.99
Narcopolis #3 (of 4) 3.99
Narcopolis #3 (of 4) Incv Cvr
Narcopolis #3 (of 4) Wrap Cvr 3.99
New Avengers #40 2nd Ptg Cheung Var 2.99
New Exiles #7 2.99
Newuniversal Shockfront #2 (of 6) 2.99
Night & Fog #1 (of 4) 2.75
Number Of The Beast #5 (of 8) 2.99
Pilot Season Lady Pendragon #1 3.99
Punisher Max Little Black Book 3.99
Red Mass For Mars #1 (of 4) 3.50
Sadhu Wheel Of Destiny #2 (of 5) 2.99
Salvation Run #7 (of 7) 3.50
Screamland #4 (of 5) 2.99
Secret Invasion #1 3rd Ptg Yu Var 3.99
Secret Invasion #2 2nd Ptg Yu Var 3.99
Secret Invasion Who Do You Trust 3.99
Silent Hill Sinners Reward #4 3.99
Simon Dark #9 2.99
Skaar Son Of Hulk #1 2.99
Sky Doll #2 (of 3) 5.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #189 2.25
Spider-man Magazine #1 6.99
Spider-man With Great Power #4 (of 5) 3.99
Star Wars Rebellion #14 Small Victories Part 4 (of 4) (c: 1- 2.99
Succubus #1 3.99
Superior Showcase #3 2.95
Tiny Titans #5 2.25
Titans #3 2.99
Trinity #2 2.99
Twelve #6 (of 12) 2.99
Uncle Scrooge #376 7.99
Walt Disneys Comics & Stories #691 7.99
Wildguard Insider #2 (of 3) 3.50
Wonder Woman #21 2.99
X-force Aint No Dog 3.99
Young Liars #4 2.99

NEW BOOKS
Absolute Sandman HC Vol 03 99.00
Amazing Joy Buzzards GN Vol 01 Here Come The Spiders 19.99
Astro Cityzen SC 20.00
Batman Strikes TP Vol 02 In Darkest Knight 6.99
Burnout 9.99
Captain America TP Vol 01 Death Of Captain America 14.99
Classics Illustrated The Invisible Man 9.95
Comp Idiots Guide Drawing Manga Shoujo SC 19.95
Complete Jack Kirby Vol 05 1947c TP 25.00
Complete Little Orphan Annie HC Vol 01 39.99
Eternals By Jack Kirby TP Book 01 24.99
Explainers HC 28.99
Finder No Hyouteki Characters Book 45.99
Freddie & Me GN Coming Of Age Bohemian Rhapsody 19.99
Full Color Guide To Marvel Silver Age Collectibles SC 29.95
Girls Girls Girls 2 52.99
Green Manor GN Vol 01 Assassins & Gentlemen 13.95
Hero Squared TP Vol 02 Another Fine Mess 14.99
Incredible Hercules Against World Prem HC 19.99
James Bond TP Paradise Plot 19.95
Joker The Greatest Stories Ever Told TP 19.99
Justice League Adventures TP Vol 02 Friends And Foes 6.95
Justice League Of America HC Vol 03 Injustice League 19.99
Justice League Unlimited Jam Packed Action TP 7.99
Justice League Unlimited TP Vol 02 Worlds Greatest Heroes 6.99
Justice League Unlimited TP Vol 03 Champions Of Justice 6.99
Marvel Zombies 02 HC 19.99
Metamorpho Year One TP 14.99
Penny Arcade TP Vol 05 The Case Of The Mummys Gold 12.95
Phonics Comics Level 1 Fix It Crew 3.99
Phonics Comics Level 2 Tutu Twins 3.99
Phonics Comics Level 3 Duke And Fang 3.99
Programme TP Vol 01 17.99
Question The Five Books Of Blood HC 19.99
Rabid GN 11.95
Reading Comics And What They Mean SC 16.95
Ride TP Vol 02 15.99
Robots GN 15.99
Shiro Amano Kingdom Heart Artworks W/ Slipcase 49.99
Shoichi Aoki Fresh Fruits TP 29.95
Shoichi Aoki Fruits TP 29.95
Silver Surfer TP In Thy Name 10.99
Sunshine Sketch TP Vol 01 10.99
Superman Adventures TP Vol 02 The Never Ending Battle 6.95
Superman Adventures TP Vol 03 Last Son Of Krypton 6.99
Teen Titans Go TP Vol 01 Truth Justice Pizza 6.99
Teen Titans Go TP Vol 02 Heroes On Patrol 6.99
Teen Titans Go TP Vol 04 Ready For Action 6.99
Teen Titans Go TP Vol 05 On The Move 6.99
Territory SC Vol 06 International Designers 14.95
Transformers Visual Works 55.99
Ultimate X-men HC Vol 08 39.99
Vaistron TP Vol 01 12.95
Vinyl Underground TP Vol 01 Watching The Detectives 9.99
We Love Molly SC 20.00
Will Eisners Spirit Archives HC Vol 24 59.99
Witchblade Origins TP Vol 01 Genesis 14.99
Wolverine TP Enemy Of State Ultimate Collection 29.99

NEW MAGAZINES
Alter Ego #78 6.95
Dr Who Magazine #396 7.99
Pacesetter The George Perez Magazine #9 8.95
Piq Magazine Jul 2008 6.99

NEW MANGA
Avatar Cinemanga GN Vol 07 (of 8) 7.99
Beck Mongolian Chop Squad GN Vol 12 (of 19) 9.99
Black God TP Vol 03 10.99
Blade Of The Immortal TP Vol 19 Badger Hole 17.95
Blood Sucker Legend Of Zipangu GN Vol 07 (of 11) 10.99
Boys Over Flowers TP Vol 30 9.99
Dance In Vampire Bund GN Vol 01 9.99
Dorothy Of Oz GN Vol 03 11.95
Dragon Hunter GN Vol 18 (of 26) 9.99
Dragon Knights GN Vol 26 (of 26) 9.99
Eternal Love Novel Vol 01 (of 4) 8.95
Faeries Landing GN Vol 19 (of 19) 9.99
Forget About Love GN Vol 01 (of 7) 9.99
Gimmick GN Vol 01 9.99
Gold Digger II Pocket Manga Vol 04 (oct078094) 14.95
Hard Rock GN 12.95
I Wish GN Vol 02 (of 7) 9.99
Inu Yasha Ani Manga GN Vol 27 11.99
Law Of Ueki TP Vol 12 9.99
Life GN Vol 09 (of 15) 10.99
Loving Gaze GN 12.95
Manga School With Selena Lin Draw Your Own Manga TP 14.99
Missile Happy GN Vol 03 (of 5) 9.99
Negima GN Vol 18 10.95
New Beginnings GN 12.95
Nightmare Inspector Yumekui Kenbun GN Vol 02 9.99
O Parts Hunter TP Vol 10 9.99
One Pound Gospel GN Vol 01 2nd Ed 9.99
Pretty Face TP Vol 06 7.99
Recast GN Vol 06 (of 6) 9.99
Red Angel GN Vol 01 (of 2) 12.95
Restart GN 12.95
Rising Stars Of Manga Uk & Ireland Ed GN 03 (of 7) 9.99
Roadsong GN Vol 03 (of 3) 9.99
Rure GN Vol 03 (of 6) 9.99
S Novel Vol 01 8.95
Shakugan No Shana TP Vol 03 9.99
Strawberry Marshmallow GN Vol 05 (of 5) 9.99
Tactics GN Vol 05 (of 8) 9.99
Teru Teru X Shonen Vol 02 9.99
Utopias Avenger GN Vol 05 9.99
Youre So Cool GN Vol 01 10.99
Zatch Bell GN Vol 19 9.99
Zombie Loan TP Vol 03 10.99

NEW OTHER STUFF
Naruto Uncut DVD Box Set Vol 08
Naruto Uncut DVD Box Set Vol 08 Ltd Ed
Tara Mcpherson Zippo Lighter

Hello friends!

It’s a sign of the times that the roots of the store, hard-to-find alternative and underground comics, are coming back in vogue. Our best customers have always known that we were 20 years ahead of the curve, and this weekend proves the rule. As part of the massive Toronto arts festival “Luminato”, one of The Beguiling’s favourite cartoonists, underground comix legend Spain Rodriguez, will be in Toronto. Why? Because Spain will be promoting his new graphic novel biography of Che Guevera.

Let that sink in.

An underground comix artist is in Toronto to promote his graphic novel biography of Che Guevara at a massive corporate-sponsored arts festival, and the book is published by Penguin.
The times, they are a changing. But in a good way, as far as we’re concerned.

Spain will be part of a special Luminato program entitled “The Political Graphic Novel”, which also feature Canada’s Bernice Eisenstein (“I Was A Child Of Holocaust Survivors”) and Anthony Lappe & Dan Goldman (“Shooting War”), and the whole thing will be moderated by Peter Birkemoe, owner of this here comics establishment. It’s one of those things that you can’t quite believe is happening, but you’re going to be kicking yourself for years if you miss it.

And we’ve got free tickets!

Luminato and The Beguiling are giving away 10 free individual tickets to see The Political Graphic Novel this Sunday, June 8, at 7pm at the Miles Nadal JCC (just down the street at Spadina & Bloor). Tickets are still available for just $10 online and will also be available at The Box Office. But if you want to win one, here’s what you need to do:


RULES: To enter for a chance to win tickets, simply send an e-mail containing a valid e-mail address (yours), full name (yours), and functioning phone number (yours) to chris@beguiling.com with the word “LUMINATO” and your full name in the SUBJECT LINE. E-mails must be received before 11:59PM EST on Thursday, June 5th, 2008. All entrants must be subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list for the duration of the contest to be eligible to win (you can subscribe above). Winners will be contacted via e-mail starting Friday June 6th, 2008. Tickets can only be picked up at the box office of The Miles Nadal JCC Al Green Theatre in person by the contest winner.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Entries that do not follow above rules exactly will be discarded. Etc.

And with that, we’ll (hopefully!) see this Sunday at LUMINATO: THE POLITICAL GRAPHIC NOVEL. We’ve attached the complete event information below for those of you that would like to know more.

Thanks for Reading!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Luminato Literary – Spain Rodriguez, Bernice Eisenstein, Anthony Lappe & Dan Goldman

The Political Graphic Novel
Sunday, June 8 7pm
Al Green Theatre
Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Ave. @ Bloor)

From the war in Iraq to the life of Che Guevara, the medium of graphic novels becomes political in this evening of literature, illustration and discussion.

As a medium in which to discuss serious political and historical issues, the graphic novel came of age with Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Marjane Satrapi’s super-hit Persepolis. Join Luminato and host Peter Birkemoe, owner of The Beguiling, Toronto’s top graphic novel and comics bookstore, for an evening with award-winning Canadian author and illustrator Bernice Eisenstein, I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors, who joins underground comics sensation Spain Rodriguez to launch his new book, Che: A Graphic Biography, and Anthony Lappe and Dan Goldman for the Canadian premiere of Shooting War, an exploration of the war in Iraq and the influence of alternative news media.

“Spain is one of the true giants of the comics medium. He is a singular artist; his work is unmistakable.” — Joe Sacco, author of Palestine

Considered one of the ten top cartoonists in the world by Robert Crumb

“The light-handed but searing political satire of Shooting War is taking the Sunday comic strip places it could never have gone before.” –Village Voice

Ticket cost $10
http://www.luminato.com/
Ticketmaster – 416-872-1111

*10.00 tickets available at TO Tix in Yonge-Dundas Square and includes $2.50/ticket Ticketmaster outlet fees. Additional service charge and handling fees apply to internet and phone bookings. $10 tickets also available at the venue one hour before each performance.

For more information on the programs and authors visit: http://www.luminato.com/festival/eng/

UNDERGROUND COMIX LEGEND SPAIN RODRIGUEZ IN TORONTO THIS WEEKEND!

Hello friends!

It’s a sign of the times that the roots of the store, hard-to-find alternative and underground comics, are coming back in vogue. Our best customers have always known that we were 20 years ahead of the curve, and this weekend proves the rule. As part of the massive Toronto arts festival “Luminato”, one of The Beguiling’s favourite cartoonists, underground comix legend Spain Rodriguez, will be in Toronto. Why? Because Spain will be promoting his new graphic novel biography of Che Guevera.

Let that sink in.

An underground comix artist is in Toronto to promote his graphic novel biography of Che Guevara at a massive corporate-sponsored arts festival, and the book is published by Penguin.

The times, they are a changing. But in a good way, as far as we’re concerned.

Spain will be part of a special Luminato program entitled “The Political Graphic Novel”, which also feature Canada’s Bernice Eisenstein (“I Was A Child Of Holocaust Survivors”) and Anthony Lappe & Dan Goldman (“Shooting War”), and the whole thing will be moderated by Peter Birkemoe, owner of this here comics establishment. It’s one of those things that you can’t quite believe is happening, but you’re going to be kicking yourself for years if you miss it.

And we’ve got free tickets!

Luminato and The Beguiling are giving away 10 free individual tickets to see The Political Graphic Novel this Sunday, June 8, at 7pm at the Miles Nadal JCC (just down the street at Spadina & Bloor). Tickets are still available for just $10 online and will also be available at The Box Office. But if you want to win one, here’s what you need to do:


RULES: To enter for a chance to win tickets, simply send an e-mail containing a valid e-mail address (yours), full name (yours), and functioning phone number (yours) to chris@beguiling.com with the word “LUMINATO” and your full name in the SUBJECT LINE. E-mails must be received before 11:59PM EST on Thursday, June 5th, 2008. All entrants must be subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list for the duration of the contest to be eligible to win (you can subscribe above). Winners will be contacted via e-mail starting Friday June 6th, 2008.. Tickets can only be picked up at the box office of The Miles Nadal JCC Al Green Theatre in person by the contest winner.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Entries that do not follow above rules exactly will be discarded. Etc.

And with that, we’ll (hopefully!) see this Sunday at LUMINATO: THE POLITICAL GRAPHIC NOVEL. We’ve attached the complete event information below for those of you that would like to know more.

Thanks for Reading!

– Chris @ The Beguiling



Luminato Literary Spain Rodriguez, Bernice Eisenstein, Anthony Lappe & Dan Goldman

The Political Graphic Novel

Sunday, June 8 7pm


Al Green Theatre

Miles Nadal JCC (

750 Spadina Ave.

@ Bloor)

From the war in Iraq to the life of Che Guevara, the medium of graphic novels becomes political in this evening of literature, illustration and discussion.

As a medium in which to discuss serious political and historical issues, the graphic novel came of age with Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Marjane Satrapi’s super-hit Persepolis. Join Luminato and host Peter Birkemoe, owner of The Beguiling, Toronto’s top graphic novel and comics bookstore, for an evening with award-winning Canadian author and illustrator Bernice Eisenstein, I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors, who joins underground comics sensation Spain Rodriguez to launch his new book, Che: A Graphic Biography, and Anthony Lappe and Dan Goldman for the Canadian premiere of Shooting War, an exploration of the war in Iraq and the influence of alternative news media.

Spain is one of the true giants of the comics medium. He is a singular artist; his work is unmistakable.” — Joe Sacco, author of Palestine

Considered one of the ten top cartoonists in the world by Robert Crumb

“The light-handed but searing political satire of Shooting War is taking the Sunday comic strip places it could never have gone before.”

–Village Voice

Ticket cost $10
www.luminato.com
Ticketmaster – 416-872-1111

*10.00 tickets available at TO Tix in

Yonge-Dundas Square

and includes $2.50/ticket Ticketmaster outlet fees. Additional service charge and handling fees apply to internet and phone bookings. $10 tickets also available at the venue one hour before each performance.

For more information on the programs and authors visit: http://www.luminato.com/festival/eng/

Here’s what’s shipping to The Beguiling this Wednesday, June 4th, 2008.

NEW COMICS
APR080075 Abe Sapien The Drowning #5 (of 5) 2.99
APR080199 All New Atom #24 2.99
APR082250 Amazing Spider-man #561 2.99
APR082255 American Dream #3 (of 5) 2.99
APR080269 American Splendor Season Two #3 (of 4) 2.99
APR082157 Amory Wars II #1 (of 5) 2.99
APR082313 Astonishing X-men Sketchbook 2.99
APR082259 Avengers Invaders #2 (of 12) 2.99
APR082260 Avengers Invaders #2 (of 12) Perkins Var
APR083843 Baobab #1 7.95
APR083844 Baobab #2 7.95
APR080193 Batman Death Mask #3 (of 4) 2.99
FEB083639 Battlestar Galactica Origins #6 3.5
APR083694 Boys #19 2.99
NOV072035 Brit #6 2.99
APR084176 Buddha Story Of Enlightenment #3 2.99
APR080085 Buffy The Vampire Slayer #15 2.99
APR082318 Cable #4 Djurdjevic Var
APR082317 Cable #4 Dws 2.99
APR083502 Contract #0 0.25
FEB082279 Criminal 2 #3 3.5
APR082236 Dark Tower Long Road Home #4 (of 5) 3.99
APR082237 Dark Tower Long Road Home #4 (of 5) Garney Janson Var
APR080172 DC Special Raven #4 (of 5) 2.99
APR083840 Delphine #1 7.95
APR083841 Delphine #2 7.95
APR080187 Detective Comics #845 2.99
APR084181 Devi #20 2.99
APR083945 Doctor Who Classics #7 3.99
JAN083558 Dragonlance Chronicles Vol 3 #12 (of 12) Roberts Cvr A 3.5
NOV073634 Duo Stars #1 3.99
NOV073635 Duo Stars #1 10 Copy Wood Var Incv
FEB083911 Envoy #1 3.99
APR083939 Fx #4 (of 6) 3.99
APR083846 Grotesque #1 7.95
APR082333 Haunt Of Horror Lovecraft #1 (of 3) 3.99
APR080274 House Of Mystery #2 2.99
APR083951 Igor Movie Prequel #2 3.99
APR080209 Infinity Inc #10 2.99
APR082272 Invincible Iron Man #2 2.99
DEC073480 Jason & The Argonauts Kingdom Of Hades #4 (of 4) 3.99
APR080214 Jonah Hex #32 2.99
APR080244 Justice League Unlimited #46 2.25
MAR080173 Justice Society Of America #16 2.99
MAR080174 Justice Society Of America #16 Var Ed

FEB082280 Kick Ass #3 2.99
Please note, due to a shipping error we have been severely allocated on our order of KICK ASS #3, as has every other store in Ontario. At this point we are getting about 35% of our order, which means it will be ‘sold out’ almost immediately. Rest-assured, we will be getting the rest of our order next week and no one will go without. Thanks for your understanding.

APR080249 Looney Tunes #163 2.25
APR082244 Lords Of Avalon Sod #5 (of 6) 2.99
APR083947 Mack Bolan The Executioner Devils Tools #3 (of 5) 3.99
APR080212 Manhunter #31 2.99
APR082280 Marvel Adventures Spider-man #40 2.99
APR082304 Marvel Spotlight Secret Invasion 2.99
APR080258 Midnighter #20 2.99
MAR083779 Mummy Movie Prequel Rise & Fall Of Xangos Ax #2 3.99
JAN083540 Negative Burn #19 5.99
JAN083512 New Battlestar Galactica Season Zero #9 2.99
APR080192 Nightwing #145 2.99
MAR082103 Noble Causes #34 3.5
APR082291 Nova #14 2.99
APR082288 Omega Unknown #9 (of 10) 2.99
APR082310 Punisher War Journal #20 2.99
APR080179 Rann Thanagar Holy War #2 (of 8) 3.5
MAR083526 Ray Harryhausen Flying Saucers Vs Earth #2 (of 4) 3.99
MAR083529 Ray Harryhausen Presents Sinbad Rogue Of Mars #3 (of 5) (res 3.99
MAR083527 Ray Harryhausen Presents Wrath Of The Titans #4 (of 4) 3.99
MAR083600 Red Sonja #34 2.99
APR080188 Robin Spoiler Special #1 3.99
MAR083794 Rogue Angel Teller Of Tales #4 3.99
MAR083550 Salem #1 (of 4) Cvr A 3.99
MAR083551 Salem #1 (of 4) Cvr B 3.99
MAR083541 Scream Queen #1 (of 5) Cvr A 3.99
MAR083542 Scream Queen #1 (of 5) Cvr B 3.99
APR082294 Secret Invasion #3 (of 8) Mcniven Sketch Var Si
APR082293 Secret Invasion #3 (of 8) Mcniven Var Si
APR082292 Secret Invasion #3 (of 8) Si 3.99
MAR084047 Shonen Jump July 08 -0) 4.99
DEC072101 Spawn #179 2.95
APR082253 Spider-man Family #9 4.99
MAR083802 St Tng Intelligence Gathering #5 (of 5) 3.99
APR083935 Star Trek Assignment Earth #2 3.99
MAR083800 Star Trek New Frontier #3 3.99
MAR083799 Star Trek Year Four Enterprise Experiment #2 3.99
APR080198 Supergirl #30 2.99
APR084179 Tall Tales Of Vishnu Sharma Panchatantra #5 (of 5) 2.99
APR083940 Tank Girl Visions Of Booga #2 3.99
APR080263 Texas Chainsaw Massacre Raising Cain #2 (of 3) 3.5
MAR088240 Thor Search For Odin (pp #816) 3.99
APR080185 Tor #2 (of 6) 2.99
MAR083784 Transformers Movie Sequel Reign Of Starscream #2 3.99
APR080162 Trinity #1 2.99
APR082246 Ultimate Origins #1 (of 5) 2.99
APR082247 Ultimate Origins #1 (of 5) Turner Var
APR080282 Vinyl Underground #9 2.99
APR080184 War That Time Forgot #2 (of 12) 2.99
MAR082132 Witchblade #118 2.99
APR082326 Wolverine Dangerous Game 3.99
APR082322 Young X-men #3 Dws 2.99

NEW BOOKS
APR084327 Anna Smudge SC Professional Shrink 9.99
MAR083906 Bionicle GN Vol 01 7.95
MAR084172 Comic Art Now HC 29.95
APR084330 Comic Books SC How The Industry Works 32.95
DEC074177 Comickers Art SC Tools & Techniques Drawing Manga 24.95
MAR083805 Compleat Next Men TP Vol 01 19.99
APR084331 Complete History Of American Comic Books SC 39.95
JAN080052 Conan Born On The Battlefield HC 24.95
MAR083807 Cory Doctorows Futuristic Tales Here And Now S/n HC (c: 0-1- 24.99
MAR083944 Dance In Vampire Bund GN Vol 01 9.99
APR082170 Dogwitch TP Vol 03 Mood Swings 14.99
APR083548 Dragons Lair HC 19.95
APR082375 Essential Captain Marvel TP Vol 01 16.99
APR082376 Essential Fantastic Four TP Vol 01 New Ed 16.99
FEB080297 Fables TP Vol 10 The Good Prince 17.99
APR083669 Graphic Library GN Eastman & Kodak Camera 7.95
APR083670 Graphic Library GN Farnworth & Television 7.95
APR083668 Graphic Library GN Gutenberg & Printing Press 7.95
MAR082254 Hedge Knight II Sworn Sword Prem Hc 19.99
MAR082255 Hedge Knight II Sworn Sword Prem HC Dm Ed 19.99
APR082373 Hulk Vs The Marvel Universe TP 24.99
FEB080080 Indiana Jones Omnibus TP Vol 02 24.95
FEB080241 Infinity Inc TP Vol 01 Luthors Monsters 14.99
OCT071979 Invincible TP Vol 09 Out Of This World 14.99
FEB080239 Legion Of Super Heroes 1050 Years In The Future TP 19.99
FEB080106 Lobster Johnson TP Vol 01 Iron Prometheus 17.95
DEC073958 Lost Books Of Eve TP Vol 01 11.95
FEB073817 Megaman Zero Official Complete Works Sc 34.99
MAR082077 Monster Zoo GN 14.99
FEB083424 Muzz Gn 14.95
MAR083844 My Dad Hc 15.99
APR082363 New Avengers TP Vol 07 Trust 19.99
FEB083880 Nicest Naughty Fairy Hc 15.99
FEB083752 Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 Hc 28.95
MAY073783 Okami Official Complete Works TP 39.99
FEB080316 Orfina Vol 03 12.99
FEB082305 Penance Relentless TP 13.99
FEB080081 Predator Omnibus TP Vol 03 24.95
MAR082085 Proof TP Vol 01 Goatsucker 9.99
JAN083943 Robot GN Vol 05 29.95
JAN084172 Samurai Confidential HC 19.95
NOV073772 Sex Drugs And Violence I/t Comics TP Vol 01 25
FEB080258 Showcase Presents Haunted Tank TP Vol 02 16.99
MAR083452 Sonic The Hedgehog Archives TP Vol 07 7.95
MAR083810 Speed Racer TP Vol 05 19.99
FEB080143 Star Wars Omnibus Droids TP Vol 01 24.95
JAN082063 Tellos Colossal TP Vol 01 17.99
FEB080281 Tom Strong TP Book 06 17.99
MAR088272 Ultimate Spider-man TP Vol 10 Hollywood New Ptg 12.99
APR084003 Vampress Girls GN Vol 01 9.99
APR083893 Warriors GN Vol 03 (of 3) Warriors Return 6.99
MAR082135 Witchblade TP Vol 04 17.99
FEB084081 Witness To War GN Journal Of Anna Krieg 13.99
APR083956 Wormwood Calamari Rising TP 19.99
APR082374 X-factor Visionaries Peter David TP Vol 04 15.99
MAR082277 X-men TP Vol 02 Complete Onslaught Epic 29.99
APR082371 Zombie Simon Garth TP 13.99

NEW MAGAZINES
MAR084146 Geek Monthly Vol 2 #6 5.99

NEW MANGA
MAR083940 Amazing Agent Luna Omnibus TP Vol 01 11.99
MAR084062 Baby & Me GN Vol 08 8.99
MAR084063 Beauty Pop TP Vol 08 8.99
MAR084049 Bleach TP Vol 23 7.95
MAR083680 Chinese Hero SC Vol 06 Tales O/t Blood Sword 18.95
MAR083887 Click GN Vol 08 (of 8) 9.99
MAR084050 Dragon Drive TP Vol 08 7.99
MAR083661 Enchanter GN Vol 08 12.95
MAR084058 Eyeshield 21 TP Vol 20 7.99
APR083528 Fujoshi Rumi GN Vol 01 11.99
MAR084064 Gentlemens Alliance TP Vol 06 8.99
MAR083668 Happiness Recommended GN 12.95
FEB083785 Her Majestys Dog GN Vol 09 10.99
MAR083945 Hollow Fields GN Vol 02 9.99
MAR084067 Honey & Clover GN Vol 02 8.99
MAR084051 Hoshin Engi TP Vol 07 7.99
FEB080315 Key To The Kingdom Vol 04 9.99
MAR083889 Kingdom Of The Winds GN Vol 02 (of 25) 9.99
MAR084052 Knights Of The Zodiac TP Vol 23 7.95
MAR083890 Let Dai GN Vol 13 (of 15) 9.99
FEB083509 Love For Dessert GN 10.95
MAR083664 Love Song For The Miserable GN 12.95
MAR083683 Metro Survive GN Vol 02 9.95
MAR084065 Monkey High GN Vol 02 8.99
FEB080070 Mpd Psycho TP Vol 05 10.95
MAR084053 Muhyo Rojis Bureau Super Invest TP Vol 05 7.99
MAR084057 One Piece TP Vol 18 7.95
MAR083891 Passionate Two Face GN Vol 02 (of 3) 9.99
OCT070059 Path Of The Assassin TP Vol 11 9.95
MAR084071 Pokemon Rise Of Darkrai GN 7.99
MAR084059 Pretty Face TP Vol 06 7.99
MAR083663 Promise Of Romance Novel 8.95
MAR083670 Red GN 12.95
MAR084060 Rosario Vampire GN Vol 01 7.99
MAR083671 S Novel Vol 01 8.95
MAR083665 Strange & Mystifying Story GN Vol 01 (of 2) 12.95
SEP074026 Street Fighter II Manga GN Vol 03 12.95
FEB083706 Sugar Milk GN 12.95
MAR084066 Tail Of The Moon TP Vol 11 8.99
MAR084068 Wild Ones GN Vol 03 8.99
FEB083511 Yakuza In Love GN Vol 02 12.95
MAR084070 Yurara TP Vol 05 8.99

Thanks for reading,

– Chris @ The Beguiling