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

THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO – BOOK LAUNCH

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 This Week: No Delays! May 28, 2009

Hello folks! Just a reminder that The Beguiling will not be suffering any shipping delays due to the American Memorial Day Holiday this week. New comics will arrive Wednesday morning as scheduled.

Here’s what’s shipping this Wednesday:

MAR080158 ACTION COMICS #865 2.99
MAR082065 ALETHEIA #1 Of(3) 3.5
DEC073881 ALL ACTION CLASSICS DRACULA GN (RES) (C: 0-1-2) 6.95
FEB080246 ALL NEW ATOM TP VOL 03 THE HUNT FOR RAY PALMER 14.99
MAR080157 ALL STAR SUPERMAN #11 2.99
MAR082235 ANGEL REVELATIONS #1 (OF 5) 3.99
MAR083714 ANGRY YOUTH COMIX #14 (MR) 3.5
FEB080313 APOTHECARIUS ARGENTUM VOL 05 (C: 1-0-0) 9.99
FEB080063 APPLESEED TP NEW PTG VOL 02 PROMETHEAN UNBOUND (RE 14.95
MAR083439 ARCHIE #585 2.25
MAR083592 ARMY OF DARKNESS XENA WHY NOT #3 (OF 4) 3.5
MAR083953 ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES HC TIE-IN ALBUM (C: 0 12.95
JAN082065 ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #6 2.99
JAN083871 BALLAD OF A SHINIGAMI VOL 1 LIGHT NOVEL SC (RES) ( 7.95
MAR080144 BATMAN #677 RIP 2.99
MAR080145 BATMAN #677 VAR ED RIP XX
MAR080148 BATMAN GOTHAM AFTER MIDNITE #1 (OF 12) 2.99
JAN080098 BERSERK TP VOL 23 (MR) (C: 1-1-2) 13.95
MAR084034 BEYOND #1 (OF 5) (C: 0-1-1) 2.99
MAR083906 BIONICLE GN VOL 01 (C: 0-1-2) 7.95
FEB080237 BLACK ADAM THE DARK AGE TP 17.99
MAR080162 BLUE BEETLE #27 2.99
FEB083924 BONEYARD COLOR ED TP VOL 04 (MR) (C: 0-1-2) 13.95
APR084072 CALIBER #2 (OF 5) (MR) (NOTE PRICE) 2.99
MAR080204 CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #45 2.25
MAR084247 CHERISE THE NIECE SC (C: 0-1-2) 10
FEB084169 CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG JUGGERNAUT SPECIA 20
SEP070310 COMIC BOOK COVER PORTFOLIO #1 WOMEN OF THE DCU 49.99
FEB083758 COMICS JOURNAL #290 11.99
FEB080238 COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS TP VOL 01 19.99
FEB082130 CRAWL SPACE TP VOL 01 XXXOMBIES (OCT078619) (MR) ( 12.99
MAR084031 DAN DARE #6 (OF 7) (C: 0-1-1) 2.99
MAR082174 DAREDEVIL #107 2.99
MAR083863 DARK IVORY #1 LTD S/N ED (C: 0-1-2) 15
MAR083597 DARKNESS VS EVA #3 (OF 4) (MR) 3.5
MAR084197 DC SUPER FRIENDS YR VOL 01 HEROES UNITED & ATTACK 4.99
MAR084198 DC SUPER FRIENDS YR VOL 02 FLYING HIGH (C: 0-1-2) 3.99
MAR088191 DC UNIVERSE ZERO 2ND PTG 1
MAR083639 DRAFTED #7 3.5
FEB084119 DRAGON BALL VIZ BIG ED GN VOL 01 (C: 1-0-0) 17.99
NOV073501 DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES VOL 3 #11 (OF 12) ROBERTS C 3.5
OCT070030 EMILY THE STRANGE II BE ALL YOU CAN BE #3 3.5
MAR082281 ESSENTIAL RAMPAGING HULK TP VOL 01 16.99
MAR082278 EXCALIBUR CLASSIC TP VOL 5 24.99
MAR080230 FABLES #73 (MR) 2.99
MAR083454 FATHOM #0 2.5
MAR083455 FATHOM #0 MICHAEL TURNER CVR 10-COPY INCV 2.5
MAR084145 FEMME FATALES VOL 17 #2 (C: 0-1-2) 9.99
MAR080124 FINAL CRISIS #1 (OF 7) 3.99
MAR082057 FIREBREATHER SERIES #1 2.99
JAN083843 FURRLOUGH #182 (C: 0-0-1) 3.99
MAR083531 FUTURAMA COMICS #37 2.99
MAR083638 GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE #35 3.5
DEC072218 GIANT SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 4.99
MAR088068 GIANT SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 INKED WRAPAROUND V XX
MAR080168 GREEN LANTERN #31 2.99
APR084244 GRIMM FAIRY TALES SPECIAL PHOTO COVER COLL ED #1 ( 7.99
FEB083960 HARDY BOYS HC VOL 13 THE DEADLIEST STUNT (C: 0-1-2 12.95
JAN080090 HELLBOY TP VOL 08 DARKNESS CALLS (C: 0-1-2) 19.95
APR084073 HERCULES #2 (OF 5) (MR) (NOTE PRICE) 2.99
MAR084148 HEROES MAGAZINE SPECIAL #4 NEWSSTAND ED (C: 1-1-2) 9.99
MAR084149 HEROES MAGAZINE SPECIAL #4 PX ED (C: 0-1-2) 9.99
FEB080287 HEROES SC 19.99
MAR088088 HULK #3 2ND PTG MCGUINNESS VAR (PP #815) 2.99
MAR082184 HULK POSTER BOOK 6.99
MAR082267 HULK WWH TP FRONT LINE 16.99
MAR080128 HUNTRESS YEAR ONE #2 (OF 6) 2.99
MAR082178 IMMORTAL IRON FIST #15 2.99
MAR082259 IMMORTAL IRON FIST PREM HC VOL 02 CITIES OF HEAVEN 24.99
MAR084036 INDIA AUTHENTIC #13 LAKSHMI (C: 0-0-1) 2.99
MAR080026 INDIANA JONES & KINGDOM O/T CRYSTAL SKULL #2 FLEMI 5.99
MAR080027 INDIANA JONES & KINGDOM O/T CRYSTAL SKULL #2 STRUZ 5.99
JAN080196 JACK KIRBYS OMAC ONE MAN ARMY CORPS HC 24.99
MAR084030 JENNA JAMESONS SHADOW HUNTER #3 HENRICHON CVR (RES 2.99
MAR084029 JENNA JAMESONS SHADOW HUNTER #3 HORN CVR (RES) (MR 2.99
FEB084110 JIMMY ZHINGCHAK ONE SHOT (C: 0-0-1) 5.99
MAR080171 JSA CLASSIFIED #38 2.99
MAR083367 JUDENHASS GN (MR) 4
MAR083447 JUGHEAD #189 2.25
FEB080252 JUSTICE TP VOL 01 14.99
MAR084125 JUXTAPOZ VOL 15 #6 JUNE 2008 (C: 0-1-2) 4.99
JAN083867 KASHIMASHI MANGA GN VOL 05 (C: 0-1-2) 10.99
MAR082181 KING SIZE HULK #1 4.99
APR083889 KNIGHTS OF THE LUNCH TABLE GN VOL 01 DODGEBALL CHR 9.99
MAR083905 LA PERDIDA TP (C: 0-1-2) 14
FEB084157 LEGEND GN VOL 02 (RES) (C: 0-1-2) 10.99
MAR080177 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #42 2.99
MAR082192 MARVEL 1985 #1 (OF 6) 3.99
MAR082193 MARVEL 1985 #1 (OF 6) EDWARDS VAR 3.99
MAR082195 MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #36 2.99
MAR082198 MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #13 2.99
MAR082201 MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #9 3.99
MAR082149 MARVEL ILLUSTRATED MOBY DICK #4 (OF 6) 2.99
MAR082147 MARVEL ILLUSTRATED PICTURE DORIAN GRAY #6 (OF 6) 2.99
APR080003 MARVEL PREVIEWS JUNE 2008 EXTRAS (NET) 0.99
MAR083622 MINIMA GN VOL 02 10.95
MAR082212 MS MARVEL #27 SI 2.99
MAR083621 MY HEAVENLY HOCKEY CLUB GN VOL 05 10.95
DEC072064 NEARLY COMPLETE ESSENTIAL HEMBECK ARCHIVES OMNIBUS 24.99
APR084366 NEIL GAIMAN DANGEROUS ALPHABET HC (C: 0-1-2) 17.99
APR084367 NEIL GAIMAN INTERWORLD MMPB (C: 0-1-2) 6.99
APR084368 NEIL GAIMAN M IS FOR MAGIC MMPB (C: 0-1-2) 6.99
MAR082208 NEW AVENGERS #41 SI 2.99
DEC073547 NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SEASON ZERO #8 2.99
MAR082215 NEW WARRIORS #12 2.99
MAR083403 NIGHTMARES AND FAIRY TALES #23 (MR) 3.5
FEB083930 NO PASARAN GN VOL 02 (O/A) 11.95
FEB083928 NO PASARAN GN VOL 03 (C: 0-1-2) 14.95
MAR080238 NORTHLANDERS #6 (MR) 2.99
MAR080210 NUMBER OF THE BEAST #4 (OF 6) 2.99
FEB084158 ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS GN VOL 04 (RES) (C: 0- 10.99
FEB080314 PALETTE OF 12 SECRET COLORS VOL 03 (C: 1-0-0) 9.99
MAR083949 PENDRAGON GN MERCHANT OF DEATH (C: 0-1-2) 9.99
JAN083872 PITA-TEN VOL 1 LIGHT NOVEL SC (RES) 7.95
APR084349 POKEMON SC HT DRAW NEWEST POKEMON (C: 0-1-2) 4.99
MAR082176 POWER PACK DAY ONE #3 (OF 4) 2.99
APR080002 PREVIEWS VOL XVIII #6 (NET) 4.5
APR084269 PRISM COMICS LGBT GUIDE TO COMICS MAG 2008 (MR) (C 7.95
MAR082105 PROOF #8 (MR) 2.99
APR084002 RABBI HARVEY RIDES AGAIN GN (C: 0-1-2) 16.99
MAR083627 REFORMED GN VOL 01 (MR) 10.95
FEB083945 RESURRECTION #5 (MR) 3.5
APR083614 ROSWELL TEXAS GN VOL 01 12.95
MAR083939 RUNNERS BAD GOODS TP (O/A) 14.95
MAR083450 SABRINA VOL 2 #94 2.25
JAN080053 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 03 (C: 0-1-2) 19.95
MAR080216 SECRET HISTORY THE AUTHORITY HAWKSMOOR #3 (OF 6) 2.99
MAR080181 SHADOWPACT #25 2.99
MAR082214 SHE-HULK 2 #29 2.99
MAR083533 SIMPSONS SUMMER SHINDIG #2 4.99
JAN083438 SKETCH MAGAZINE #35 (C: 0-1-2) 5.95
MAR083385 SKYSCRAPERS O/T MIDWEST HC (MR) 19.95
MAR084043 SNAKEWOMAN CURSE OF THE 68 #4 (OF 4) (MR) (C: 0-1- 2.99
MAR083453 SONIC X #33 2.25
JAN082060 SORROW TP (C: 0-1-2) 12.99
MAR083950 SOZINS COMET GN THE LAST BATTLE (AVATAR) (C: 0-1-2 5.99
MAR080048 SPEAK O/T DEVIL #6 (OF 6) 3.5
MAR080072 STAR WARS DARK TIMES #11 VECTOR PART 5 (C: 1-0-0) 2.99
MAR080073 STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF OLD REPUBLIC #29 EXALTED PART 2.99
APR084304 STARLOG #367 JUL 2008 (C: 0-1-2) 7.99
JAN080203 STARMAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 49.99
JAN083869 STRAWBERRY PANIC MANGA GN VOL 02 (MR) 9.99
JAN083870 STRAWBERRY PANIC VOL 1 LIGHT NOVEL SC (RES) (MR) 7.95
JUL073889 STREET FIGHTER II MANGA VOL 2 GN 12.95
MAR082060 STUDIO SPACE HC (C: 0-1-2) 49.99
MAR082059 STUDIO SPACE SC (C: 0-1-2) 29.99
APR084335 SUPERHEROES SC CAPES & CRUSADERS IN COMICS & FILMS 18.95
FEB080253 SUPERMAN WORLD OF KRYPTON TP 14.99
MAR080218 SUPERNATURAL RISING SON #2 (OF 6) 2.99
MAR082110 SWORD #8 (MR) 2.99
FEB083961 TALES FROM THE CRYPT #6 (C: 0-1-2) 3.95
MAR083868 TALES OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #46 3.25
MAR083560 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #50 (MR) 2.95
MAR080133 TEEN TITANS #59 2.99
MAR080200 TEEN TITANS GO #55 2.25
FEB083912 TEMPLAR #1 (C: 0-1-2) 3.99
MAR082223 THOR #9 2.99
DEC072075 TRUE STORY SWEAR TO GOD ARCHIVES TP VOL 01 19.99
MAR082154 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #122 2.99
MAR082224 UNCANNY X-MEN #498 DWS 2.99
MAR080033 USAGI YOJIMBO #112 2.99
FEB083436 VAMPIRELLA QUARTERLY SPRING 2008 JUSKO REG ED 4.99
FEB083437 VAMPIRELLA QUARTERLY SPRING 2008 SEGOVIA REG ED 4.99
MAR084040 VARGAV ONE SHOT (C: 0-1-1) 5.99
JAN083868 VENUS VERSUS VIRUS GN VOL 03 (MR) 9.99
APR083806 WHAT IT IS HC 24.95
APR083475 WIZARD MAGAZINE #201 MCNIVEN X-MEN CVR (C: 0-1-2) 5.99
APR083474 WIZARD MAGAZINE #201 SUMMER PREVIEW CVR (C: 0-1-2) 5.99
MAR082241 WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS #3 2.99
MAR082272 WOLVERINE ORIGINS TP VOL 04 OUR WAR 14.99
MAR082232 X-FORCE #4 BLOODY VAR 2.99
MAR082231 X-FORCE #4 DWS 2.99
MAR088081 X-FORCE LEGACY OF VENGEANCE ONE SHOT (PP #815) 4.99
MAR082242 X-MEN FIRST CLASS VOL 2 #12 2.99
MAR082226 X-MEN LEGACY #212 DWS 2.99
MAR082277 X-MEN TP VOL 02 COMPLETE ONSLAUGHT EPIC 29.99
MAR082222 YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #5 (OF 6) 2.99
FEB083579 ZOMBIE TALES #1 CVR A 3.99
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A friend and fellow retailer has passed away…

The Beguiling and its staff would like to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Rory Root, the owner of Comic Relief in Berkeley, California, who passed away yesterday.

Rory was a long-time professional acquaintance of The Beguiling, and ran one of the greatest comic stores in the world. Comic Relief won The Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award in its inaugural year alongside The Beguiling and now-defunct store Moondog’s, and Comic Relief had only become a stronger and larger store in subsequent years. Rory’s success was inspiring to us, and it was always an honour for The Beguiling to be mentioned alongside Rory Root and Comic Relief.

Comics is poorer for his loss, and we hope that friends and fellow retailers step up to try and match his unwavering dedication to quality works, to the small press, and to making the comics industry a better place.

Sincerely,

– The Staff of The Beguiling

5 Upcoming Comics Events in Toronto!

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Stuart Immonen signs CENTIFOLIA @ The Beguiling
Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 5PM-7PM
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto
http://www.beguiling.com
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=18138572227
FREE

Join Stuart Immonen, artist of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, and NEXTWAVE at The Beguiling for the launch of his new sketchbook collection CENTIFOLIA. CENTIFOLIA is a lovely 128 page book featuring 32 full colour pages, retailing for $19.99 and includes a wide variety of Stuart’s personal, illustration, and comics work. Stuart will be signing copies of this book and all of his work from 5PM-7PM.

Find out more about Stuart Immonen and his work at http://immonen.ca/.

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The Political Graphic Novel
Sunday, June 8, 7:00 p.m.
The Al Green Theatre (at the Miles Nadal JCC)
750 Spadina Avenue (Spadina at Bloor)
http://www.luminato.com/
$10.00

From the war in Iraq to the life of revolutionary icon Ché Guevera, the medium of graphic novels becomes political in this stimulating evening of literature, illustration and discussion.

With award-winning Canadian author and illustrator Bernice Eisenstein (I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors), Spain Rodriguez (Che: A Graphic Biography) and the Canadian premiere of Anthony Lappé and Dan Goldman’s Shooting War, which explores the war in Iraq and the influence of alternative news media. The Village Voice describes Shooting War as a “light-handed but searing political satire Shooting War…taking the Sunday comic strip places it could never have gone before.” The evening will be moderated by Peter Birkemoe, owner of Toronto’s top graphic novel and comics bookstore, The Beguiling.

For more information on the various Luminato Events, please visit http://www.luminato.com/index.php

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JASON: Pocket Full of Rain
Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
5PM-7PM: The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
8PM-9PM: CENTRAL, 603 Markham Street
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=13911258210
FREE

Enigmatic Norwegian Cartoonist ‘Jason’ will be visiting Toronto on Tuesday, June 10th in support of his newest graphic novel collection “Pocket Full of Rain”. Jason will be signing at The Beguiling from 5PM-7PM, and will give a short reading and presentation from his work at The Central (just next door) at 8PM.

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Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards
Saturday, June 14th, 2008, 10AM (All Day)
Lillian H. Smith Library Auditorium, 239 College St.
http://joeshusterawards.com/story.asp?storyID=111
FREE

On Saturday, June 14th at the Lillian Smith Library Auditorium (239 College St., E. of Spadina Ave., Toronto), the CCBCAA will be holding a Sequential Art Symposium. The Symposium will run from 10AM to 5PM and will be followed by the presentation of the 4th Annual Joe Shuster Awards at 8PM. Full details on the programming will be made available soon.

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The World of Steve Ditko Book Launch, with author Blake Bell
In partnership with The Merrill Collection
Wednesday, June 18th 7PM-9PM
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.

UPDATED TUE MAY 13 – 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/

See ya there.

– Christopher

What It Is!

Hey Daddy-O! Lynda Barry’s spectacular new graphic novel dropped yesterday and it is fan-frick’n tastic, totally worth your time and hard-earned money. It’s a graphic novel, no doubt, but it’s also an inspirational (aspirational?) ‘art instruction’ book too… It’s entirely unique in the medium in our humble opinion, and if you ever wanted to write, or draw, or just create, this is totally the book for you.

What It Is retails for $24.95, and is currently in stock at the store and online.

– Chris

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2008 WRAP-UP


(l to r: Jeremy Tankard, Steve Manale, Mike Cho, Brian McLachlan, Christopher Butcher)

On behalf of The Beguiling I’d like to thank everyone who came out for Free Comic Book Day — and Free Comics For Kids Day — this past weekend. Despite some pretty terrible weather, we still had a great turnout at both events, with hundreds of free comics finding their way to good homes.


(Tara Tallan (left) speaking with a fan)

Because of the torrential downpour on Saturday, our planned outdoor event at The Beguiling had to be moved indoors, and since the store is packed floor-to-ceiling with comics and graphic novels, moving it into The Beguiling wasn’t an option. Luckily, our neighbors at The Central lent us their entire restaurant for the day, as we gave out comics to all comers, young and old. Thanks to Stephen and everyone at The Central for going above and beyond the call of duty in the pursuit of great comics.

I bet ours was the only FCBD event with beer on tap…


(A young reader and his Dad brave the elements for free comics and Owl Magazines.)


(The main library set-up.)


(The never-ending line-up of kids looking for sketches!)

Meanwhile, over at The Palmerston Library, Free Comics For Kids Day was a roaring success. At its busiest point, I counted over 50 kids in the room with about 30-40 parents, and the numbers hovered around the 30-kid mark all day. We figure we had about 300 kids come through in the four-and-a-half hours the event was open, taking part in our crafts and activities, readings, engaging our artist guests, and of course Reading! Reading! Reading! (Comics). It was pretty awesome.

The event was an outgrowth of our Free Comic Book Day events, where we used the momentum generated by the event not only to promote ourselves and the medium, but also the the launches of new comics and related books from some of our favourite artists. The event was a launch/celebration of Jeremy Tankard’s Me Hungry from Candlewick, Steve Manale’s You Crack Me Up from Owlkids, and Mike Cho’s Max Finder Mystery Volume 3 from Owlkids. Even though it was a ‘free’ event the books were for sale, and while we didn’t move a ton I was happy to see that quite a few books made it to good homes.


(Mike Cho sketches for fans.)


(Grumpy Bird author Jeremy Tankard was surprised how many superheroes he drew…)


(Jeremy Tankard reads from his books Grumpy Bird and Me Hungry)

Our Free Comics For Kids Day events also included readings and presentations from our participating authors. Here, Jeremy Tankard is reading from his award-winning picture-book Grumpy Bird. Also making its official debut at this event was his new book, Me Hungry, the story of an adorable cave-boy looking for something to eat.


(Steve Manale draws an old-school Mario.)


(Brian McLachlan teaches kids how to write and draw ‘gag’ comics’)

Owl magazine illustrators and webcomics creators Brian McLachlan and Steve Manale doubled up in a presentation, teaching kids how to write and draw their own gag cartoons. It was a well-attended presentation both times they gave it.


(Mike Cho drew non-stop, all day, and even emptied out one of his markers doing this amazing ‘Venom’ drawing for a young fan. Kids love Venom.)


(Brian McLachlan makes a custom sketch for a young fan.)


(Volunteer Amanda is no worse the wear after a full day of giving away Owl Magazine, Chirp, Simpsons, Tiny Titans, Owly, and many, many more comics.)


(Almost everyone in attendance was drawing up a storm. Here’s our lil’est artist.)

But all good things must eventually come to an end, and so at 5 o’clock we all trudged back out into the rain with our comics safely bagged, waiting to be read at home.

(Actually, the whole staff went for dinner at Central because we were exhausted, and their food is as good as their nature, in our very humble opinion.)

Once again, thanks to everyone who came out for the event, to everyone who spread the word, to our sponsors at The Toronto Public Library, Owl, Penguin Canada, and espescially The Burrow Art Centre, and to our volunteers and staff Amanda, Becca, Dan, Derek, James, Jason, Jerry, Jim, Kai, Kayla, Maggie, Naseem, Parrish, and Zach… and anyone I’m forgetting of course.

Of course, extra-special thanks to our artist and author friends who came out and signed and sketched for hours! You made a lot of fans of all ages happy, and you’re all invited back whenever you like (maybe rest up a bit first though…). Here’s where you can find out more about all of our participating artists:

Michael Cho (Transmission-X, Max Finder): http://www.transmission-x.com/ , http://chodrawings.blogspot.com/
Willow Dawson (Violet Miranda): http://www.willowdawson.com/
J. Korim (Neozoic): http://www.jkorim.ca/main.htm
Jessie Lam (Neozoic): http://axl99.net/
Steve Manale (Superslackers, You Crack Me Up): http://www.superslackers.com/
Nick Mandaag (Artist): no website!
Tyrone McCarthy (Corduroy High): http://www.corduroyhigh.com/
Alana McCarthy (Illustrator): http://www.alanaland.com/
Brian McLachlan (Princess Planet): http://www.theprincessplanet.com/, http://www.transmission-x.com/
Tara Tallan (Galaxion): http://www.girlamatic.com/comics/galaxion.php
Jeremy Tankard (Grumpy Bird, Me Hungry): http://www.jeremytankard.com/
Chip Zdarsky (Monster Cops): http://chipzdarsky.livejournal.com/

See you all again next year!
Chris @ The Beguiling

Please join us at The Beguiling for a fun day of givin’ out free comics and getting signatures and sketches from cool artists. We’re going to be going rain-or-shine! Meet awesome creators like:

From 12 noon to 3pm:
J. Korim (Penciler, Atomic Robo FCBD Edition)
Jessie Lam (Colorist, Neozoic)
Tyrone McCarthy (Creator, Corduroy High)
Alana McCarthy (Illustrator)
Tara Talan (Creator, Galaxion)

From 3pm-6pm:
Willow Dawson (Artist, Violet Miranda)
Nick Mandaag (Artist and self-publisher)
Chip Zdarsky (Creator, Monster Cops)

See you there!

– Christopher