Walking Dead Back Issue Event at our Sidekick Store

Published by Kevin on March 26th, 2014 - in Events, Store News
Walking Dead #19 - First Appearance of Michonne

Walking Dead #19 – First Appearance of Michonne

Walking Dead collectors – TAKE NOTE!

The Walking Dead Season Finale is this Sunday. We’re going to be holding a very special celebration on SATURDAY MARCH 29th, 12pm at our Sidekick Store to mark the occasion.

We’ve managed to track down a fantastic Walking Dead collection, full of rare books. Featured in this collection will be issues #6 through #100! That means YES, there is a first appearance of Michonne in there (Walking Dead #19)… YES, there is first appearance of the Governor in there (Walking Dead #27), and the first appearance of Abraham (Walking Dead #53). The issue #1 was the first Special Edition reprint of the original.

All issues are in VF/NM condition (unless otherwise noted), are bagged and boarded, and may be suitable for grading. Issues will be sold individually.

THERE IS ONLY ONE OF EACH ISSUE AVAILABLE. The comics are from someone’s personal collection. Issues will be sold first come, first served, and not in advance. Issues will be priced at the current going rate according to http://www.comicspriceguide.com

**UPDATE – HERE ARE THE ISSUES AVAILABLE AND THE PRICES THEY WILL BE SOLD AT**

Issue Price Comments
1 $30.00 Second Printing Sp.Ed
6 $120.00 Death of shane
7 $30.00
8 n/a
9 $30.00
10 $30.00
11 $30.00
12 $20.00
13 $40.00
14 $20.00
15 $20.00
16 $20.00
17 $20.00
18 $20.00
19 $250.00 First Michonne
20 $20.00
21 $15.00
22 $15.00
23 $15.00
24 $15.00
25 $15.00
26 $15.00
27 $200.00 First Governor
28 $30.00
29 $15.00
30 $15.00
31 $15.00
32 $15.00
33 $40.00
34 $15.00
35 $15.00
36 $15.00
37 $15.00
38 $15.00
39 n/a
40 $15.00
41 $15.00
42 $15.00
43 $20.00
44 $15.00
45 $15.00
46 $20.00
47 $15.00
48 $60.00 Death of several people
49 $10.00
50 $10.00
51 $10.00
52 $10.00
53 $30.00 First Abraham
54 $6.00
55 $6.00
56 $6.00
57 $6.00
58 $6.00
59 n/a
60 $6.00
61 n/a
62 $6.00
63 $30.00 Chew Flipbook
64 $6.00
65 $6.00
66 $15.00 Death of Dale
67 $6.00
68 $6.00
69 $6.00
70 $6.00
71 $6.00
72 $6.00
73 $6.00
74 $6.00
75 $6.00
76 $6.00
77 $6.00
78 $6.00
79 $6.00
80 $5.00
81 $5.00
82 n/a
83 $5.00
84 n/a
85 $2.00 Poor Condition
86 $5.00
87 n/a
88 $5.00
89 $5.00
90 n/a
91 $5.00
92 n/a
93 $15.00 Theif of Theives Preview
94 n/a
95 n/a
96 $5.00
97 $5.00
98 $5.00
99 $5.00
100 $5.00
101 $5.00

 

Detective Comics #30 signing with Francis Manapul

Published by Kevin on March 26th, 2014 - in Events, Store News
Detective Comics #30 cover by Francis Manapul

Detective Comics #30 cover by Francis Manapul

Stadium Comics is excited to welcome back to the store FRANCIS MANAPUL as we celebrate the release of Detective Comics #30, for which Francis is now the regular artist and writer along with partner Brian Buccellato!

Francis has had an amazing career in comics – he’s worked on titles such as Witchblade, Superman/Batman, Adventure Comics, and The Flash (pre new 52). In 2011, Francis began his long run on the New 52 version of The Flash which has been critically acclaimed and was certainly one of the more visually stunning books in DC’s relaunched universe.

Now Francis gets ready to bring that aesthetic to Gotham’s caped crusader in the Bat-book that started it all!

We’ll have copies of Detective Comics #30 on hand for Francis to sign. He’ll be at the store between 7pm-9pm on Wednesday April 2. Stay tuned for more info and check out the Facebook event here to RSVP!

Stadium Comics and Humber College present the HSF Comic Expo!

Published by Kevin on March 12th, 2014 - in Events, News, Store News

We can finally talk about something we’ve been working on for quite some time!

Sterling Archer, voiced by H Jon Benjamin

Sterling Archer, voiced by H Jon Benjamin

Stadium Comics has partnered with Humber College and the Humber Students’ Federation (HSF) to bring you the first ever HSF Comic Expo! The event will run Wednesday March 19th at Humber Lakeshore, and Thursday March 20th at Humber North, from 11am-3pm both days.

The HSF Comic Expo is the first event of its kind in Ontario – providing students with a weekday comic-con experience for free! We will be bringing a unique mix of vendors and comic creators to help bring pop culture to the students of one of Canada’s largest Colleges.

And the Humber Students’ Federation has arranged for a special guest for the day – Actor/Comedian H. Jon Benjamin who you may know as the voice actor for Sterling Archer on FX’s Archer, Bob Belcher on Fox’s Bob’s Burgers, and creator of the Comedy Central series Jon Benjamin Has a Van. He’ll be signing autographs and doing a Q and A session at both campuses!

The Humber Students’ Federation will also be holding a Cosplay Contest open to Humber students, with the grand prize being a brand new X-BOX ONE!

Vendors at the show include Stadium Comics (naturally), We’ve Got Games for all things video game related, and Teddy n’ Me who will be bringing the latest in Trading Card Games and Board Games. JUST ADDEDShirtpunch.com will be there offering their amazingly cool t-shirts!

H Jon Benjamin

H Jon Benjamin

Comic Creators joining us include:

  • From a Hat Studio – Paris Alleyne, Jahnoy Lindsay, Matt Simas, Te’Shawn Dwyer
  • Spent Pencils Studio – 12 artists in total!
  • Breaking Lead Studio – Rob Thibodeau, Nik Zezos, Andrew Armelin, Vincent Marchesano
  • Black Hole Hunters Club – Ricky Lima and Shane Heron
  • Identity Productions – Damien Murphy and Rebecca Bakels Murphy
  • Uys Faber Comics
  • Mike Rooth
  • Dan Solenberg
  • Marvin Law
  • Adam Gorham
  • James Edward Clark

Thanks to the Humber Students’ Federation for helping to put the event together, and big thanks to the creators and vendors who are helping to make this a reality. For the latest information, please visit http://www.humberlife.com or follow the HSF on twitter.

Man of Steel Fundraiser for a monument to Jeffery Baldwin

Published by Kevin on February 9th, 2014 - in Events, News

SR-MOS-BenefitOur friends at the Stirling Room in Toronto’s distillery district will be hosting the Man of Steel Gala and Silent Auction on Saturday March 1st 2014. This is in support of a very worthwhile cause to build a permanent monument to the memory of Jeffery Baldwin, who loved to pretend he was Superman. Please lend your support if you are able! Here are the details:

The Jeffrey Baldwin story is widely considered to be the most notorious case of child abuse in Toronto history. It has touched people far beyond the city’s borders. Jeffery died on November 30, 2002 of pneumonia, septic shock and complications from chronic starvation while in the care of his maternal grandparents, who had been named his guardians. Weighing just 21 pounds, Jeffery was unable to lift his own head in the days leading up to his death.

When Jeffrey was a toddler, before he was taken from his parents, he was very energetic and loved Superman, jumping off chairs trying to fly. Our mission is to raise funds in order to erect a life size bronze memorial statue in the image of Jeffrey wearing his Superman costume.

Jeffrey’s statue will be constructed in a manner to allow children to interact with. This will in a sense, allow children to play with Jeffrey, a neglected, abused child that was prevented from having any friends to play with himself during his short life. Jeffrey was a vulnerable little boy who deserved so much more than what he got.  Our statue will honour Jeffrey, a boy who never had a chance to grow up.

An illustration of what the monument will look like

An illustration of what the monument will look like

This memorial will become a centerpiece tribute within Greenwood Park, Toronto.  It will be a symbol to everyone about how important it is to be diligent about reporting suspected instances of child abuse to prevent another needless death such as Jeffrey’s.

Please join us for the Man of Steel Gala and Silent Auction benefiting the memorial initiative in honour of Jeffrey Baldwin on Saturday March 1, 2014 -7:00 pm at Stirling Room.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to this initiative.

Tickets $30.00 in advance $35.00 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets contact info@stirlingroom.com

www.stirlingroom.com

http://www.ticketpicket.com/jefferybaldwingala

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Star Wars & Comic Con Night with Stadium and the Brampton Beast

Published by Kevin on February 9th, 2014 - in Events, News, Store News

Stadium Comics is happy to announce that we have partnered with the Brampton Beast hockey team for a Star Wars & Comic Con Night on Thursday February 20th 2014!

The Brampton Beast are the CHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

This is an extremely unique opportunity for you to enjoy everything you love about a comic book convention while taking in some professional hockey!

new-warriors-marcus-to-variant-coverWe’ll have plenty of awesome deals on comic books and graphic novels to go along with an awesome artists alley full of talented people.

Stadium Comics and artist Marcus To will be celebrating the release of the New Warriors #1. Marcus will be on hand to sign copies of this all-new and red-hot Marvel Comics release. To further mark the occasion Stadium Comics will be selling copies of New Warriors #1 for 30% off of our regular price, that’s only $2.99! This deal will only be available to those in attendance at the Brampton Beasts Comic Con Night.

Also joining us in the artist alley will be the following creators:

  • From Spent Pencils we’ll have Vince Sunico, Maddsketch, Alvaro Cruz, and Nicholas Lukic.
  • The creative team behind the hit indy comic “The Black Hole Hunters Club Shane Heron and Ricky Lima.

If all that isn’t enough they’ll also be playing Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in its entirety on the video score board!

Thursday night at the Powerade Centre also just so happens to be $3 beer night!

Get your tickets now! Head over to bramptonbeast.com and use the promo code STADIUM1 to get a 40% discount off the regular ticket price on Gold or Platinum seats!

To help build excitement for Star Wars Comic Con Night, Stadium Comics is hosting an in store signing with the Brampton Beast on Saturday February 15th from 12pm to 2pm. Come by the store to meet some players, get some autographs, take a picture with the Beasts mascot Boomer, and get your tickets to Star Wars Comic Con Night! Star Wars Comic Con Night takes place on Thursday February 20th 2014 at the Powerade Centre.

For more info, please visit: http://bramptonbeast.com/schedule/comic_con/

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Stadium Comics at PAMA for Family Day

Published by Kevin on February 9th, 2014 - in Events, News, Store News

familyday_kevinFamily Day is on Monday February 17th here in Brampton, and that also happens to be a holiday. The Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives is running a free Family Day event on the 17th from 10am-4pm, in conjunction with their current TRUE PATRIOT comic exhibit, and we are partnering with them!

Kevin Hickey from Stadium Comics will be providing a talk that day about the history of comic books! This will be a talk that is suitable for all ages, so make sure you come by and take part! There will also be superheroes walking around PAMA all day ready for photo-ops, and folks like True Patriot contributor Jay Stephens will be on hand to talk comics and the Avro Arrow!

For more details visit the Facebook Event page. Here’s a full list of activities that day:
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Boxing Day Sale at Stadium Comics!

Published by Kevin on December 20th, 2013 - in Events
The Thing is prepared for Boxing Day - are you?

The Thing is prepared for Boxing Day – are you?

This boxing day at Stadium Comics YOU decide how much you’re going to save! We’re putting all the power in your hands, but remember with great power comes great responsibility. Here’s how it works:

For every $25 you spend you’ll get $5 off of your purchase (that’s a 20% discount!)

Or

Spend $100 and you’ll get $25 off of your purchase (that’s a 25% discount!)

Or

Spend $200 and you’ll get $60 off of your purchase (that’s a 30% discount)
Spend over $200 and you’ll get 30% off your purchase.

This deal is available on all items storewide with the exception of new releases, subscriber pull list items, and items that have been placed on hold.

2 Days ONLY!

Thursday December 26th 9am to 6pm at our mall location
AND
Saturday December 28th at our Sidekick location

This will be our last sale of 2013, you don’t want to miss it!!

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Christmas Warehouse Sale at Stadium Comics

Published by Kevin on December 3rd, 2013 - in Events, Store News

Lots of deals to be had this holiday season at Stadium!

Lots of deals to be had this holiday season at Stadium!


Looking for the perfect gift for the comic fan in your life? Looking for the perfect gift for YOURSELF? Then you’ll want to come to our Christmas Warehouse Sale this December at our Sidekick Store, where we’ve just received a massive NEW shipment of hundreds of discounted graphic novels and omnibuses!

4 Days ONLY! Starting Saturday December 7th and continuing on Sunday December 8th, Saturday December 14th, and Sunday December 15th.

Huge savings up to 90% off on Graphic Novels, featuring books from publishers like Marvel, DC Comics, Dynamite, and others. Here are some examples:

  • Marvel Omnibus edition Graphic Novels regular $100+ on sale for as low as $29.99! Including all of the super-heroes you want like Spider-Man, X-Men, The Avengers, and more!
  • Graphic Novels from your favourite licensed properties like Robocop, Terminator, Stargate, and more. Literary classics like Alice in Wonderland and Dracula.
  • NEW X-MEN BY GRANT MORRISON – Complete set of 8 Graphic Novels for 75% off regular price. That’s only $29.99 (regular price $135).
  • Graphic Novels $10 each or 3 for $25 and $5 each or 4 for $15.
  • Selected Comic books only $1 each or 7 for $5 – Great stocking stuffers!
  • Huge selection of mini mates action figures at more than 50% off regular price. Spider-man, Captain America, Street Fighter, Ghostbusters, and more!
  • Plus a great selection of rare variants and sold out 1st print comics!

Black Friday 2013 Sale Announcement

Published by Kevin on November 27th, 2013 - in Events, Store News

Black Friday returns to Stadium Comics this Friday, November 29th from 9:30am-9:30pm. We’ve got a bunch of doorcrasher items and discounts that will be available for ONE DAY ONLY! You don’t want to miss these offers:

Our Black Friday Flyer! Click to enlarge

Our Black Friday Flyer! Click to enlarge

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DOORCRASHERS – VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES and limit 1 of each per customer! NO HOLDS!

  • Batman Arkham Asylum Play Arts Kai Batman Figure - ONLY $39.99 (Regular $59.99)
  • Green Lantern Rebirth Figure and Graphic Novel Sets – ONLY $19.99 (Regular $55.00)
  • Batman & Bane with Tumbler Mini Figure Set – ONLY $9.99 (Regular $27.99)
  • Femme Fatale Statues – ONLY $19.99 (Regular $45.00)
  • Green Hornet by Kevin Smith 2 graphic novel set – ONLY $14.99 (Regular $39.98)
  • Justice League 2-Packs – ONLY $29.99 (Regular $39.99)
    • 2 packs available include Wonder Woman vs. Katana, and Vibe vs. Flash

ALL-DAY BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNTS

  • BUY 2 get 1 FREE on all regular priced Comic Books*
  • BUY 2 get 1 FREE on all regular priced Graphic Novels*
  • BUY 2 get 1 FREE on all regular priced Posters*
  • BUY 2 get 1 FREE on all regular priced Action Figures*
  • Selected DC New 52 Graphic Novels – Buy 1 get 1 FREE!**

*Does not include items in hold bins or this weeks new releases. Free item is always the item with the lowest value. Free item cannot exceed $24.99. Cannot be combined with any other sale offers, like the Black Friday door crashers.

**The DC New 52 Graphic Novels offered at this discount will be in a separate area from the rest of the graphic novels, which are still Buy 2 get 1 Free.

Walking Dead 100 Project signing November 23rd to benefit the Hero Initiative!

Published by Kevin on November 11th, 2013 - in Comic News, Events, News

herologotwoWe are pleased to announce our next event and signing which will take place on Saturday, November 23 2013. This signing will be a fundraiser for the HERO Initiative, and we are super excited about the lineup of artists that will be joining us: Leonard Kirk, Richard Zajac, and Agnes Garbowska!

This is to celebrate the release of THE WALKING DEAD 100 Project, which collects 100 covers illustrated by 100 different artists to raise funds for HERO. Those covers were auctioned off on eBay, and are now available now as part of this reprinted collection. You can view the covers, and read more about the Walking Dead 100 Project here:

http://www.heroinitiative.org/spage.asp?p=107&ti=The+Walking+Dead+100+Project

Joining us will be some of the artists that contributed to the book – Leonard Kirk and Agnes Garbowska!

Leonard Kirk – Comic book artist on numerous titles such as Hunger, X-Factor, Bloodhound, X-Men, Supergirl, Superman, Sigil, Star Trek, New Mutants, Incredible Hulk, Aquaman, JSA, and more!

Agnes Garbowska – Comic Book artist on titles such as My Little Pony: Spike Microseries, Various My Little Pony covers, Lil’ Dynamite, Red Sonja, Girl Comics and Spider-Ham.
**We are also celebrating the release of Agnes’ cover for our STADIUM EXCLUSIVE All New Soulfire #1 from Aspen Comics!** You can check that comic out here: http://stadium-comics.myshopify.com/products/all-new-soulfire-1-stadium-comics-exclusive-variant
**We are ALSO celebrating the release of Agnes’ My Little Pony SPIKE Microseries for IDW, out on November 13th!**

Richard Zajac – Inker on a number of projects for DC Comics including The Huntress and Batwing, G.I. Joe, Soulfire and more! Richard also has contributed pencils to Hero Initiative books and has been a tireless fundraiser for the organization!

Walking Dead 100 Project Book

Walking Dead 100 Project Book

Each artist will be sketching to raise money for Hero. There will be blank covers available for people to have sketched on, and there will be some really cool Hero Initiative merchandise, such as other “100 Project” books which some of the artists that are attending have worked on! Proceeds from the sale of these items will go to the Hero Initiative. If you have any Hero “100 Project” Books at home, be sure to bring them along to get them signed by the artists in attendance!

We’ll also be announcing other ways we’ll be raising money, and we’ll have a big sale in the store to thank you for your support!

What is the Hero Initiative?
http://www.heroinitiative.org/

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Keep watching this space for more details as they are added!

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