Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hasbro Toys Micronauts SDCC Exclusive

So, this is what I missed out on at San Diego Comic Con this year. Hasbro Toys now has the license to the Micronauts toy line so i can only hope this is the start of many more figures and vehicles.
Here's three from my favorite Canadian band that's not, you know Celine Dion or Bryan Adams.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Like A Phoenix From The Ashes

Hi Kalispell, 

So in August the excellent and intrepid Christi finally shuttered the doors on her amazingly brave enterprise, Kalispell Comics. It was a great store, completely family friendly and a fun place to come in, hang out and buy comics and toys. It will be sorely missed by anyone who was ever one of her customers, no matter how often you shopped there it made a professional impression.

Not to be completely undone Christi kept her online store open through the social magic of Facebook until the beginning of November, scheduling regular weekly meetings at City Brew South for all of her regulars. 

She's now ended her comics retailing odyssey, but not to fear!

Kalispell now has a shiny new comic book store. Comics Arcade is now open for business in downtown Kalispell. Stop in, check out the store, and let me know what you think. Hopefully new proprietor Randy will carry on for a long time to come.
Meet The New Comic Book Store!

Relaunches, Reboots, and Rebirths

David Harper over at the late lamented SKTCHD blog has a great article about the comics industry's current obsession with "recency", and does an excellent job of dissecting fandom's love/hate relationship with the whole thing.

It's nice to see someone finally give voice to why I no longer follow Legion of Superheroes. It's been rebooted and relaunched so many times that it long ago became unreadable. To my credit I actually stuck with it through the "threeboot" years where the title was split between Legion of Superheroes and Legionnaires, but the team got lost during the run-up to The New 52 and then scrambled with a metaphorical Kitchen-Aid mixer afterwards. Not the smartest trajectory for a team with such a rich history and a massive cast of characters. Like most annoying things in comics it's probably John Byrne's fault for trying to retcon Superboy out of existence during his Superman reboot.
And this only covers through the Kieth Griffen Years.

Good Morning Kalispell, Montana!!

It's a balmy 33 degrees on the Fahrenheit Scale and it looks like there's a fair chance you're going to get some snow flurries today. So, all you Pokemon Go players dress warmly and drive safely. The 'mons' are out there but remember you'll never catch 'em all if you're not playing with your own safety in mind.

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