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Silver Surfer #1 Review

Silver Surfer #1 Review

By: Rob Neil Gruszecki

Staring out at the night sky, Eve and Dawn wish upon a falling star. Eve imagines seeing all the wonder in the world, exploring the far reaches of the planet and stretching out far beyond her home of anchor bay while Dawn simply wishes for the falling star to continue on forever, blessing all with its majesty and being able to travel space for all time.

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New Comics for March 26th, 2014

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A+X #18
Alex + Ada #5
All New Ghost Rider #1
All-New X-Factor #5
All Star Western (2011-) #29
Amazing X-Men (2013-) #5
Aquaman (2011-) #29
Avengers #27
Avengers Assemble #25
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011-) #29
Blackout #1 (of 4)
Captain America Homecoming #1
Catwoman (2011-) #29
Dead Body Road #4 (of 6) (MR)
Deadly Class #3 (MR)
Deadpool #26
Fatale #21 (MR)
The Flash (2011-) #29
Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. (2013-) #6 (of 6)
Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion (2013-) #6 (of 6)
George Romeros Empire of Dead Act One #3 (of 5)
Ghostbusters (2013-) #14
Guardians of the Galaxy #13
Hacktivist #3
Halo Escalation #4
Harley Quinn #0 2nd Ptg
Hawkeye #18
Indestructible Hulk #20
Iron Patriot #1
Justice League Dark (2011-) #29 (evil)
Larfleeze (2013-) #9
The Manhattan Projects #19
Marvel Knights: X-Men (2013-) #5 (of 5)
Marvel Previews #128
Mass Effect Foundation #9
Massive #21
Mind Mgmt #20
Miracleman #4
New Avengers #16.1
One Hit Wonder #2 (of 5) (MR)
Origin II #4 (of 5)
Previews #1700
Real Heroes #1 Cvr B Cho
Red Lanterns (2011-) #29
The Sandman: Overture (2013-) #2 (of 6) (MR) Cvr A
Satellite Sam #7 (MR)
Savage Wolverine #16
Serenity Leaves On the Wind #3 (of 6)
Silver Surfer #1
Skullkickers #25
Star Wars Legacy #13
Superior Spider-Man #30
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #11
Superman (2011-) #29
Talon (2012-) #17
Teen Titans (2011-) #29
Tomb Raider #2
Transformers Dark Cybertron Finale #1 Part 12
Umbral #5 (MR)
Uncanny Avengers #18.1
The Wake #7 (of 10) (MR)
The Walking Dead #124 (MR)

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American Vampire: Second Cycle #1 Review

American Vampire: Second Cycle #1 Review

By: Rob Neil Gruszecki

Bearing down from the skies in grey whirlwinds a mysterious demon terrorizes the Arizona countryside in the early 1800s. Delivering brutal omens and violence to a wandering tribe the ancient spirit slays in swift wisps going on to haunt American myth and lore for decades to come.

Over 150 years later a mysterious young woman provides refuge for the hunted and researches the country’s vast and blood soaked history, charting the appearance of the paranormal and monstrous throughout time.

One hand steadying a motorcycle and another wielding an automatic weapon the sinister “Sugar-man” plagues the progress of a delivery truck and its couriers. ‘Marbles’ tossed from the passenger side of the cabin explode onto the pavement but ultimately fail to thwart his perpetual existence.

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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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Local Artists Take on Batman for Calgary Artist Challenge VI. Here are the entries.

Here are all 9 entries for Calgary Artist Challenge VI. Click on the images to see the full sized scans. Thanks again to all the participants and Scott Snyder for judging. Also a great big thank you to Happy Harbor for shipping blank Detective Comics variant to Calgary for the challenge. The challenge was supposed to use copies of the Batman #29 blank variant but there was a shipping delay.

 

Stay tuned to see who our winners are.

 

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Roberto Duque

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Adrian Foy

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Nick Johnson

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Anna

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Steven Rosia

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Nijoel Leman

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Jake Howling

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Max Henriquez

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Christopher Peterson

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Captain Marvel #1 Review

Captain Marvel #1 Review

By: Rob Neil Gruszecki

Looking up into the sky, hovering above with superhuman powers, a little girl examines the world below and searches for where she belongs. In these moments of flight the little girl becomes a woman and in finding herself among the stars above, a new era, ushering inspiration and self-appreciation lifts the woman to her true seat as a marvel keeping the world safe under her gaze.

“I just want to help”

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Evil Empire #1 Review

Evil Empire #1 Review

By: Rob Neil Gruszecki

That bleak dystopian future you imagine, the one with desolate streets, sacked storefronts, a perpetual hue of exhaust and pollution blanketing the landscape, militia drones policing the streets as violent droogs wander about with ultra-violent tendencies, is actually not as far away as you may think. From exactly right now it may only be a few short years before these particular nightmares become a reality. Sitting numb and pathetic at the core of it all, acting as the initial catalyst for the flame that will soon engulf the surrounding comfortable habitat is you. Your complacency and disaffection is responsible and the coming napalm tides will be what you’ve earned.

The apes have taken over the planet

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Moon Knight #1 Review

Moon Knight #1 Review

By: Rob Neil Gruszecki

After the resurrection of mercenary Marc Spector and his subsequent insanity, the new shadow of the moon god disappeared. Years later, returning to the fray with Dissociative Identity Disorder, the vigilante known as Moon Knight rides in a slick stretch limo wearing a pristine and virgin white suit that makes his appearance a slap in the face of stealth and subtlety. Investigating a new murder case he will eventually uncover the truth behind his genealogy and the mysterious, alien nature of his condition.

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New Comics for March 5th, 2014

Action Comics (2011-) #29
Adventure Time Flip Side #3 (of 6) Main Cvrs
Afterlife With Archie #4 Reg Francavilla Cvr
Apocalypse Al #2 (of 4) (MR) Cvr A Kotian & Farmer
Auteur #1 (MR)
Avengers A.I. (2013-) #10
Batman Superman Annual #1
Burn the Orphanage: Born To Lose #3 (MR) Cvr A Grace
Captain America #18
Clone #15
The Darkness Vicious Traditions #1
Detective Comics (2011-) #29 (gothtopia)
Drumhellar #5 (MR)
Earth 2 (2012-) #21
Evil Empire #1 (MR)
Forever Evil (2013-) #6 (of 7)
Forever Evil: Arkham War (2013-) #6 (of 6)
God Is Dead #8 (MR)
Green Arrow (2011-) #29
Green Lantern (2011-) #29
Hinterkind (2013-) #6 (MR)
Iron Man #22
Jupiters Legacy #4 (MR) Cvr A Quietly
Lobster Johnson Get Lobster #2 (of 5)
Loki Agent of Asgard #2
Magneto #1
Moon Knight #1
New Warriors #2
Night of Living Deadpool #4 (of 4)
Nova #14
Punisher #3
Revival #18 (MR)
Saviors #3 (MR)
Secret #6
She-Hulk #2
Starlight #1 (MR) Cvr A Cassaday
Swamp Thing (2011-) #29
Tales of Honor #1 Cvr A Yoon
Trillium #7 (of 8) (MR)
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #2
Uncanny X-Men #18
Veil #1 (of 5) (MR)
Velvet #4 (MR)
Wild Blue Yonder #4 (of 5)
Wolverine and the X-Men #1

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Calgary Artist Challenge VI

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This is a public invite for all local artists to visit Alpha Comics on Wednesday March 12th. The challenge is to create the best cover for Batman #29. You will be given one copy of the the Batman #29 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 March 13th, entries will viewed by our guest judge. Prizes will be awarded to the top three covers as decided by Batman writer Scott Snyder. (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 Batman #29  blank variants.

2nd prize – Five Batman #29 blank variants.

1st prize – Five Batman #29 blank variants.  Copic Sketch Papercrafting Markers 12pc Set Basic Brights

Limited copies of the Batman #29 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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