Alpha Comics

Alpha Comics located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Calgary Artist Challenge X

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This is a public invite for all local artists to visit Alpha Comics on Wednesday, May 27th. The challenge is to create the best cover for Batman 66 #23. You will be given one copy of the the Batman 66 #23 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 May 28th entries will viewed by our guest judge. Prizes will be awarded to the top three covers as decided by Batman 66 artist, Scott Kowalchuk. (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 two packs of Blue Line art boards.

 

3rd prize - Three Batman 66 #23  blank variants.

2nd prize – Five Batman 66 #23 blank variants.

1st prize – Five Batman 66 #23 blank variants and two packs of BLUE LINE PRO COMIC SMOOTH ART BOARDS 24 CT PACK

Limited copies of the Batman 66 #23 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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Mayday Launch Signing with Curt Pires and Chris Peterson UPDATE: POSTPONED

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UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances the launch date for Mayday #1 the signing has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.. Sorry for any inconvenience.

We are pleased to announce the return of Curt Pires and Chris Peterson to Alpha Comics! Visit March 25th between 12-6pm to meet the writer and artist of Mayday.

 

MAYDAY #1 (OF 4) (MR)
BLACK MASK COMICS
(W) Curt Pires (A/CA) Chris Peterson
A washed-up, drug-addicted screenwriter and a transgender bartender stumble onto a Satanic cult’s plan to sacrifice people all across LA (geomapped in the form of a pentagram, of course) and bring on Armageddon. As our intrepid, damaged heroes embark on a suicide mission to stop the crazy cultists, even they wonder if this is all really happening or if they’re just plain crazy. Probably both. The latest project from Curt Pires (POP) sees him teaming with art sensation Chris Peterson (Grindhouse) for a story that cuts to the very center of Hollywood mythology and depravity itself.

 

 

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Calgary Artist Challenge VIII: Batgirl Takes Over Alpha Comics

Last summer DC revealed the new Batgirl redesign by Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr. Using the Batgirl #38 blank variant, local artists have been challenged to draw the new Batgirl. Artists had Wednesday to complete their art piece at Alpha Comics. Here are all the entries. Click on them to view them at full scan size.

Batgirl-Jen

Jen Marie

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Batgirl-Jared

Jaret Murphy

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Mark Matchem

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Batgirl-Shae

 Shae Frank

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Batgirl-Jon

Jon Boy Hartz

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Batgirl-Mac

Mackenzy Peters

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Christopher Peterson ___________________________________________ Batgirl_NickJohnson

Nick Johnson

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Sho Uehara

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BatgirlCamHayden

Cam Hayden

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Batgirl Cover

Roberto Duque

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Girl-Bat Sketch Cover 001

Steven Charles Rosia

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Justice League United #1 Review

Justice League United #1 Review

By: Rob Neil Gruszecki

In Moosonee, Ontario, Canada, buried beneath the snow there is a bunker where experiments with alien DNA are underway to produce an impossible hybrid, one that will bring about the destruction of Earth. Assembled to stop this potential threat are some of Earth’s lesser known heroes such as Adam Strange, The Martian Manhunter, Animal Man, Stargirl and Green Arrow who, coming together by accident, forge a diverse and interesting new team that can hopefully sprinkle a little joy into the currently dark and dismal New 52 landscape.

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New Comics for May 14th, 2014

Action Comics (2011-) #31 (doomed)
Afterlife With Archie #5 Reg Francavilla Cvr
All-New Ghost Rider (2014-) #3
All New Ultimates #2
All-New X-Men #27
Avengers #29 Teaser Var
Avengers #29
Avengers Undercover #4
Batgirl (2011-) #31
Batman Eternal #6
Bee and Puppycat #1
Captain America #20
Captain Marvel (2014-) #3
Constantine (2013-) #14
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1 (of 4)
Deadpool #28
Fantastic Four (2014-) #4
FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #10 (MR)
Field #2 (of 4) (MR)
Green Lantern Corps (2011-) #31 (uprising)
Hellboy In Hell #6
Iron Man #25
Justice League United #1
Lumberjanes #2 (of 8)
Minimum Wage #5 (MR)
New 52 Futures End #2
New Avengers #18
Nightcrawler #2
Secret Avengers (2014-) #3
Shutter #2 (MR) Cvr A Del Duca
Sons of Anarchy #9 (MR)
Star Wars #17 2013 Ongoing
Starlight #3 (MR) Cvr A Parlov
Starlight #3 (MR) Cvr B Francavilla
Superboy (2011-) #31
Superman Doomed #1
Superman/Wonder Woman (2013-) #8 (doomed)
The Terminator Enemy of My Enemy #3 (of 6)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures #11
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Ongoing #29 Dawn of the Autobots
Uber #13 (MR)
United States of Murder Inc #1 (MR)
The Walking Dead #127 (MR)
Weird Love #1
Wolverine (2014-) #6
X-Force (2014-) #5

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New Comics for March 19th, 2014

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Adventure Time #26 Main Cvrs
All New Invaders #3
American Vampire Second Cycle #1 (MR)
Avengers World (2014-) #4
Batman #29 Blank Var Ed (zero Year)
Batman and Robin (2011-) #29
Batwoman (2011-) #29
Curse #3 (of 4)
Daredevil #1
Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray #10
Fuse #2 (MR)
Ghosted #8 (MR)
God Is Dead #9 (MR)
Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011-) #29
Harley Quinn (2013-) #4
Iron Man #23.1
Lazarus #7 (MR)
Loki Ragnarok & Roll #2 (of 4)
Marvel Knights: Hulk (2013-) #4 (of 4)
Ms. Marvel #2
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #17
New Avengers #15
Nova #15
Prophet #43
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011-) #29
Sex Criminals #5 (MR)
Sovereign #1 (MR)
Star Wars Darth Vader & Cry of The Shadows #4 (of 5)
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Force War #5 (of 5)
Suicide Squad (2011-) #29 (evil)
Supergirl (2011-) #29
The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #10
Superior Spider-Man Annual #2 Annual
Superman Unchained (2013-) #6
Ten Grand #8 (MR) Cvr A Smith
Thor: God of Thunder #20
Thunderbolts #23
Transformers Robots In Disguise #27 Dark Cybertron Part 11
Uncanny X-Men #19.1
Undertow #2 (MR)
White Suits #2 (of 4)
Winter Soldier Bitter March #2 (of 5)
Witcher #1 (of 5)
Wolverine and the X-Men #2
X-Men #12
Zero #6 (MR) Cvr A Muller & Del Rey

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The Fuse #1 Review

The Fuse #1 Review

By: Rob Neil Gruszecki

36000 km above the Earth in the retrograde geostationary orbit, a multi-level and vastly complex station housing a new frontier of mankind and technological advancement has to dispatch its only detective and her new partner, freshly arrived from his Kazak Orbital Flight, to a murder case. The mysterious death of one of the societies ‘cablers’ has Klem Ristovych and Ralph Dietrich baffled as they work together in a dark science-fiction landscape that continues to populate the gritty crime realities that birth lateral thinking and deeply flawed characters. These detectives unravel layers of lies and clues in a fog of riddles and missing pieces.

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She-Hulk #1 Review

She-Hulk #1 Review

By: Rob Neil Gruszecki

The complexity in humanity is vibrant and diverse. All people are defined by a myriad different aspects and shaped by an ocean of opinions, sensory stimulation, weaknesses, interests, proclivities and environments. Human being’s individually unique nature is ironically one of the few things we all share.

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Top Ten Comics Subscriptions at Alpha Comics. February 2014

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Every now and then Alpha Comics will share what are the top subscribed to comics at the store. We offer an in-store subscription service that helps us help you to make sure you get the comics you want. Compare to October to see how things have changed.

10. Justice League
9. All-New X-Men
8. Rat Queens
7. Batman/Superman
6. Superman Unchained
5. Deadpool
4. East of West
3. Saga
2. Superior Spider-Man
1. Batman

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Scott Kowalchuk Signing at Alpha Comics February 15th

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Scott Kowalchuk returns to Alpha Comics on February 15.  Stop in between 12 and 3pm to meet him and pick up his new book, Down Set Fight.

DOWN SET FIGHT GN
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Chris Sims, Chad Bowers (A/CA) Scott Kowalchuk
One man versus every mascot in professional sports. THEY WILL ALL BE PUNCHED. It’s kick-off time for this year’s most action-packed and hilarious comic!
“Fearless” Chuck Fairlane was football’s fastest rising star, but his career came to a screeching halt when he was expelled from the league affter goin’ HAM and causing the giggest brawl in the history of sports. Years later, Chuck has found peace as a high school football coach, until costumed mascots begin attacking him for seemingly no reason. Before long, Chuck’s going to discover that you can’t run away from the past–but you CAN punch it square in the face!

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