EVENT! VALOR Book Launch & Creator Signing, Sunday July 19!

Valor Launch Party
with many creators in attendance!
Sunday, July 19th, 12pm-2pm
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/817402001707519/

valorcoverTORONTO! Join the creators of VALOR, the brand-new comics anthology about courageous heroines in this special launch event!

Pick up a copy of your own (HC and SC available!) and meet the authors, artists and editors who bring you 200+ pages of kick-butt adventures!

VALOR Creators at the event will include Megan Kearney (Beauty and the Beast), Katie and Shaggy Shanahan (Silly Kingdom), and Meaghan Carter (Take Off), as well as editors Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melançon (Namesake).

An amazing book that was previewed (and sold-out!) at TCAF. Don’t miss this event!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

San Diego Comic-Con Limited Edition Exclusives Now In Stock

Hey variant and rare comics fans! We went to San Diego Comic Con, and we brought back a boatload of convention exclusive comics! We also got a bunch of other variants too. All titles are now available in store on a first-come, first-served bases, and are generally priced at the price they were sold for at Comic Con. Prices available in store. Quantities are extremely limited on all titles.



Skybound 5th Anniversary Comic Box Set – Rare B&W Variants
This limited edition box set includes 10 Skybound #1 issues, each featuring a special 5th anniversary cover treatment.  BONUS! Our box-set had the EVEN RARER B&W covers! Titles include: THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, THIEF OF THIEVES, GHOSTED, MANIFEST DESTINY, BIRTHRIGHT, SUPER DINOSAUR, CLONE, WITCH DOCTOR and OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA. The box set also comes with a Skybound branded flash drive loaded with digital collections of these titles’ first volumes.


Invader Zim “Truthshrieker” Zine
A brand-new zine, set in the world of Invader Zim (and ‘created’ by Dib), this zine was not available in comic stores and is absolutely essential for any Zim fan!



Walking Dead #144 & Outcast #10 Skybound Comic-Con Exclusive Variants, and Black and White Editions
Hey Walking Dead #144 came out last week and it was CRAZY. Outcast #10 was crazy too. Well we got the limited edition Comic-Con variants, and then we got some other super-crazy-rare B&W variants as well.

Adventure Time Fionna & Cake Card Wars #1 PX Cover
Adventure Time Fionna & Cake Card Wars #1 SDCC Exc Cover
A-Force #2 Comixology Cover
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2 RRP Variant
Bob’s Burgers #1 PX Cover
Chew #50 Image/SDCC Variant
Civil War #1 PX Minimates Cover (SW)
Convergence #1 1:100 Capullo Cover
Darth Vader #1 ComicsPro Variant
Darth Vader #7 PX Cover
Donald Duck #1 IDW/SDCC Variant
Fight Club #1 – Signed by Chuck Pahlaniuk
Ghostbusters Get Real #1 IDW/SDCC Variant
Godzilla in Hell #1 IDW/SDCC Variant
Groot #2 Sketch Variant
Injection #3  Image/SDCC Variant
Invader Zim #1 Oni/SDCC Variant
Invader Zim #1 PX Cover
Invader Zim “Truthshrieker” Zine
Justice League of America #2 – Bryan Hitch RRP Wrap Variant
Kaijumax #1 – Image/SDCC Variant – SIGNED
Lando #1 Skottie Young Baby Cover B&W Edition
Mickey Mouse #1 – IDW/SDCC Variant
Multiversity #1 Morrison Sketch Variant
Mythic #2 – Image/SDCC Variant
Onyx #1 – IDW/SDCC Variant
Outcast by Kirkman and Azaceta #10 – Skybound/SDCC Cover
Outcast by Kirkman and Azaceta #10 – Skybound/SDCC Rare B&W
Rebels #1 Dark Horse/SDCC Cover
Rick & Morty #1 Oni/SDCC Cover
Sandman #1 1:200 Cover
Sandman #1 1:100 Cover
Secret Wars #4 PX Minimates Cover
Shutter #13 Image/SDCC Cover
Spire #1 Boom 10th Anniversary Cover
Star Trek Green Lantern #1 IDW/SDCC Cover
Star Trek Green Lantern #1 PX Cover A
Star Trek Green Lantern #1 PX Cover B
Strange Fruit #1 Boom 10th Anniversary Cover
Starve #2 Image/SDCC Cover
Superman Unchained #1 1:200 Jim Lee B&W Cover
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Casey & April #1 IDW/SDCC Cover
Transformers #42 Combiners IDW/SDCC Cover
Transformers MTMTE #42 Combiners IDW/SDCC Cover
Transformers Windblade #4 Combiners IDW/SDCC Cover
Transformers Combiner Hunters #1 IDW/SDCC Cover
Walking Dead #144 Skybound/SDCC Color Variant
Walking Dead #144 Skybound/SDCC Rare B&W Variant
Walking Dead #1 Gilbert Hernandez Color Cove
Walking Dead #1 Gilbert Hernandez B&W Cover
X-Men ’92 PX Cover
PX= Previews Exclusive

Outcast Volume 1 Ltd. Ed. HC
Walking Dead Compendium V1 Ltd. Ed. HC
Walking Dead Compendium V2 Ltd. Ed. HC (1st ptg)

SF 25: Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Ltd Ed. Akiman HC

Krypto Plush PX
DC Comics Blueline Edition Jim Lee SDCC Exclusive Figure

Walking Dead SDCC Exclusive Crossbow
Walking Dead SDCC Exclusive “Lucille” Baseball Bat

And finally, we got some nice advances of The Art of Suda 51 from Last Gasp, don’t miss it!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Event: Friends of The Merril SF/Anime Flea Market Sept 12

Sending this out on behalf of the Friends of the Merril…

Friends of the Merril SF/Anime Flea Market – Sept. 12th

Merril-Banner-SnippetThe Friends of the Merril Collection present our annual SF/Anime Flea Market, one-stop shopping for your genre bric-a-brac needs. We’ll have books, comics, DVDs, VHS, collectibles, games, costume supplies, you name it!…

The Flea Market will be held on Saturday, September 12th, from 10 AM to 4 PM in the Beeton Auditorium at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street (please note the location).

Admission is FREE!! Come and shop!

If you have items you wish to sell, please contact Donald Simmons at dfs.engineer@gmail.com for table fees. Space must be reserved in advance.

The Friends of the Merril Collection help support the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation, and Fantasy, a public-access Special Collection located in the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Libraries.

Check out the Friends at www.friendsofmerril.org

NEW IN THE ART STORE: Marian Churchland (8house) and Brandon Graham (King City)!

The Beguiling is proud to announce that it will begin selling the original comics artwork of

Marian Churchland
(Beast, 8house)

Brandon Graham
(King City, Prophet, Multiple Warheads)

Original Art Sales Begin Today, July 1st
Including the brand-new 8house #1: Arclight, released today

8houseArclight01-2x3-300July 1st: The Beguiling is proud to officially announce that it is now representing the original comics art sales of acclaimed Canadian comics creator Marian Churchland, and creator and Canadian transplant Brandon Graham in its art store. This announcement happily coincides with the release of the pair’s newest collaborative effort, 8house #1: Arclight, published today by Image Comics, with originals from the issue already available for sale at http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com/.


Brandon Graham is probably best known for his signature graphic novels King City and Multiple Warheads, which he wrote and illustrated, and for his reimagining of the Image comic Prophet, which he wrote and drew along with a top team of international artists. His newest projects, the anthology-series Island (launching later this month) and the open-world speculative-fiction series 8house (debuting today) continue to deliver everything his fans have come to love about his work, and then some!


Joining Brandon for the debut of 8house today is the supremely talented artist Marian Churchland. Creator of the original graphic novel Beast for Image comic, Churchland has also contributed art to series including Elephantmen, Northlanders, Madame Xanadu, and is also co-creating the upcoming series From Under Mountains, due to debut in September 2015.

Speaking of 8house, Marian Churchland has fully illustrated the first two issues of the series, and has made almost all of the original artwork for the first issue available for sale! In addition, Churchland has provided art from several personal projects, and her work on Vertigo’s Northlanders, and it is all currently available in the art store. Brandon Graham has provided a selection of pages from his projects including King City, Multiple Warheads, Prophet, and more, which are now available for sale.

So head over to http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com/ to see all of the available pages by both of these fantastic artists, and look forward to seeing even more in the weeks to come!

The Beguiling would like to thank Robin McConnell of Inkstuds for all of his help getting the art together. Check out his regular podcast at http://www.inkstuds.org/, it’s great, and Chris is on it occasionally.




Hey there!

we stand on guard for theWe’re open on Canada Day because new comics JUST DON’T SLEEP. We wanted to do something a little bit special to celebrate, and for one day only, the new comic WE STAND ON GUARD #1 will be $2.99 (regularly $3.75).

WE STAND ON GUARD is a brand new series about America invading Canada (gasp!) written by Brian K. Vaughn, co-creator of Saga (you’ve all heard of Saga, right?) and illustrated by Steve Skroce (of Doc Frankenstein and The Matrix). The first issue weighs in at a whopping 40 (forty) pages of art and story, twice what you’d get in a Marvel or DC book, and for only three dollars!

So yeah, stop by, say hello, pick up WE STAND ON GUARD #1 for three bucks (as well as all of the other great new comics and graphic novels this week). We’re open 11am-9pm this Wednesday.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

P.S.: Page & Panel will be open too from 12-6, and offering the same special. Little Island is closed. :)

Canada Day Hours!

This year Canada Day falls on a Wednesday… Wednesday July 1st to be exact! Because Canada Day isn’t celebrated south of the border, comics will still be released on July 1st as per usual, and so, we’ll be open regular hours 11am to 9pm.



PPlogo2Also: Little Island Comics will be closed on Canada Day, and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop will be open from 12pm-6pm. If you haven’t been by yet, it’s a great opportunity to check out the shop…!


Kate Beaton launches The Princess and The Pony at Little Island, July 4th!


The Princess & The Pony Launch Party
With Author Kate Beaton
Saturday July 4th, 12pm-2pm
@ Little Island COmics, 742 Bathurst Street

Hey lovers of great books! Kate Beaton, creator of Hark, A Vagrant!, has created her very first picture book! It’s called The Princess and the Pony, and our friends at Scholastic are publishing it, and Little Island Comics is throwing a party for the release!

Join Kate Beaton and the staff of Little Island on Saturday July 4th, from 12pm to 2pm for a Princess and Pony Party! Meet Kate! Take part in great activities! Have just the BEST Time!

See you there!

Thanks to Scholastic and Kate for setting this up…!