Alpha Comics

Alpha Comics located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

The Man Outside The Window Signing on August 30th with Steven Charles Rosia

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Steven Charles Rosia will be at Alpha Comics on August 30th along with his new book The Man Outside The Window. Visit betweek 11am and 4pm to meet Steven and get your copy of The Man Outside The Window signed.

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Congratulations to Christopher Peterson. Winner of Calgary Artist Challenge VII

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Our Calgary Artist Challenge VII judge, Greg Pak has made his picks for the top three challengers!

Congratulations to the winners!

1. Christopher Peterson

2. Nick Johnson

3. Mary Sanche

Thanks to Greg Pak and all of the challengers! See everyone’s art here.

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LOW #1 Review

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By: Rob Neil Gruszecki

Hundreds of thousands of years into the future the Earth will be swallowed by the expanding sun and life as we know it will be wiped out in a universal inferno. As time continues to tick by on this apocalyptic clock, humanity has retreated under water to build cities in the deep blue to avoid the impending radiation from the threatening sun. Searching for habitable planets and the chance at a new beginning, life always clings to a thin concept that ultimately strings together the prosperity and evolution of mankind…

Hope

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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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Steven Charles Rosia

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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
DARK HORSE COMICS
(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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