Alpha Comics

Alpha Comics located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Calgary Artist Challenge VII: Here is the STORM cover art from local artists.

Here are the entries for Calgary Artist Challenge VII. Click on the images to see the full sized scans. Thanks again to all the participants and Greg Pak for judging.

Stay tuned to see who our winners are.

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Rory St. John
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Roberto Duque

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H.Forsyth

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Caanan Grall

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Ismail Wamala

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G. Gerald Garcia

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Mary Sanche

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Christopher Peterson

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Nick Johnson

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Sho Uehara

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Max Henriquez

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Jen Marie

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Cam Hayden

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Curt Pires Signing August 27th to Launch POP

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August 27th Curt Pires returns to Alpha Comics! Visit the shop between 12-5pm to meet Curt Pires and check out his new comic, POP!

POP #1
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(W) Curt Pires (A) Jason Copland (CA) Dylan Todd
What if the world’s pop stars and celebrities were literally products, grown by the world’s wealthiest (and most depraved) minds-and one of them escaped?

As unique as it is entertaining, POP is a white-knuckled thrill ride through the marketing-mastered, technologically tethered tragicomedy we call life.

o Multiversity Comics named Curt Pires a “Creator to Watch in 2013.”

o ComicBook.com named Jason Copland a “Creator to Watch in 2014.”

o Smart and savage! Sexy and scathing!

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Harley Quinn Invades International Comic-Con San Diego #1 Review

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Harley Quinn Invades International San Diego #1 Review

By: Rob Neil Gruszecki

Harley Quinn is headed to San Diego Comic-Con in an effort to get her portfolio looked over by some of the industry editors and get her foot in the door of the comic’s industry. Along the way she stumbles into industry legends and creators, finds a room full of Jokers, Pulls down Batman’s pants, takes a crazy ride on a quickly deflating parade balloon, desimates cars, shoots a cop in the butt and many more acts of deranged anarchy and insanity.

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Spider-Man 2099 #1 Review

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Spider-Man 2099 #1 Review

By: Rob Neil Gruszecki

Hailing from eighty plus years in the future but now stranded in our present, Miguel O’Hara, young genetics genius and scientist with amazing Spider abilities, is still adapting to his old/new surroundings. After a temporal distortion that threatened his very existence brought Miguel to our time and into the realm of the Superior Spider-Man, our friendly futuristic bit head has made the best of his situation and is in the process of setting up his new life. At his side, or rather on his wrist, his holographic assistant, Lyla, will help guide him through the streets of New York. However, being lost in time has never kept anyone safe in the Marvel Universe and almost immediately Spider-Man 2099 is met with an Adjustor from the Temporal Oversight Team Eliminating Mistakes or T.O.T.E.M from the year 2211.

Aw, Shock

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Chris Peterson Signing July 16th for the launch of Grindhouse Vol 1

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To celebrate the launch of Grindhouse Doors Open at Midnight Vol 1, Chris Peterson will be at Alpha Comics on July 16th between 12:30 and 6pm. Stop in to meet Chris and get your comics signed!

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Alpha Comics 3rd Anniversary! Saturday August 2nd. Fiona Staples & Riley Rossmo Signing

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Saturday, August 2nd Alpha Comics is celebrating it’s third year of business. Thank you all for your support! To celebrate, Fiona Staples (Saga) and Riley Rossmo (Drumhellar) will be here 11-3pm signing comics.

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Calgary Artist Challenge VII

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This is a public invite for all local artists to visit Alpha Comics on Wednesday July 23rd. The challenge is to create the best cover for Storm #1. You will be given one copy of the the Storm #1 blank variant. Then at the store, use your art skills to create a cover that will make jaws drop. Bring your own supplies. There is no restriction with medium, only that the art has to be on the blank variant. Alpha Comics will be open 11am – 9pm that day and artists can visit anytime on that date to work on and submit their cover. Art must be done in the store. Each submitted cover will be scanned and uploaded to alphacomics.ca. On Thursday July 24th entries will viewed by our guest judge. Prizes will be awarded to the top three covers as decided by Storm writer, Greg Pak. (Guest judge will not be appearing in the store, they will be sent scans of the entries to view.)

Why should you participate?
This event will showcase local art, supporting the local artist community.
Your art will be exposed to thousands of people who are paying attention to Alpha Comics on the internet, including industry pros and comic fans across North America.
Prizes include blank variants that you’ll be able to create art on and sell at conventions or online. First place winner will receive a Copic marker set, the best markers used by industry pros.

 

3rd prize - Three Storm #1  blank variants.

2nd prize – Five Storm #1 blank variants.

1st prize – Five Storm #1 blank variants.  Copic Sketch Markers Ex-4 Set of 12

Limited copies of the Storm #1 blank variant will be ordered. Email

Alpha Comics to R.S.V.P. and secure a copy or if you have any questions.

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Superman #32 Review

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Superman #32 Review

By: Rob Neil Gruszecki

25 years ago in an underground research center in Nebraska a horrible tragedy occurred that saw the deaths of many developers and scientists attempting to find intelligent life in the universe. As the surroundings of the station crash down around two desperate parents they decide to utilize a portal into the fourth dimension that will save their infant son’s life. Shot deep into the cosmos for salvation and leaving behind his home planet, a young boy will have to search for a better tomorrow in a strange and unknown world.

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Outcast #1 Review

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Outcast #1 Review

By: Rob Neil Gruszecki

Kyle Barnes has had to face a grim and unfathomable reality his whole life. Being exposed to demonic possession and experiencing first hand the true horror that exists within us has left him deflated, dejected and on the fringes of society. When a case crops up in his hometown that shares similarities with his past experiences, a priest, after failed attempts at exorcism, enlists the help of Kyle in hopes that a child’s life can be saved. What unravels is a dark vendetta these monsters have against Kyle that he’ll need to get to the bottom of if his future and his loved ones want to stand a chance against the forces of evil.

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The Wicked + The Divine Review #1

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The Wicked + The Divine #1 Review

By: Rob Neil Gruszecki

Sitting around a council table, gods of all kinds are interspersed between skulls of their peers. Skulls that stare inward and occupy the space directly in front of the empty chairs of gods lost. This is the ever impending inevitability that once again they will all return to. Dark hollow sockets and drying, cracked bone. With a snap of the fingers all will be reset and the last remaining entities will start the cycle again on the count of four.

90 years later, gods have begun to take form inside the vessels of young women but only for a short period of time before all is rewritten. These entities contain the immortal power of the blessed and the fervent rage and vengeful force of the demonic and yet with only another simple snap of the fingers, the whole world will change with an explosion.

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