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Every business hates to do this, but I must admit, we’ve been running a lot tighter than we'd like. Due to various reasons – work schedules, weather, hockey even – customers have been behind on picking up their files. This, combined with a few extra expenses on our end lately - the cost of bringing in Free Comic Book Day product, along with a significant leak from our ceiling that damaged product and wrecked some of our lighting - has necessitated a harder line. Brandon and I have been understanding for as long as we comfortably could, and then beyond that. It’s...

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Each and every Monday, we provide our awesome customers with a list of all the comics and graphic novels that are hitting the shelves for the coming Wednesday, with bits of commentary on some of the titles. As always, if you see anything you like, let us know and we’ll set a copy aside for you! NEW SINGLE ISSUES ACTION COMICS #978 ALIENS DEAD ORBIT #1 // We’ll admit - we’re not into Aliens like a lot of folks are, but regardless, this book is going to be really, really cool for those who are into it, and those who aren’t. James Stokoe is...

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The following was originally published as part of The Variant Edition Regularity – our weekly comics and pop culture newsletter. If you would like to receive articles like this, as well as other mindful takes on pop culture news, you can subscribe at the bottom of this page.

Fun fact: we’re not fond of Nazis at Variant Edition. That… kind of goes without saying at this point, but it’s information that’s weirdly relevant to one of the big comic events coming out really soon.

A few months ago, you might have heard about a storyline in one of Marvel’s Captain America books that saw Steve Rogers revealed as a secret Hydra agent. This immediately set the internet aflame as one of the most fervent enemies of the Nazi scourge – as created by Jewish creators – was now effectively part of a group with ties to the powerful hate group. Seems strange, right?

Well, here’s a bit of context: Steve Rogers was involved in a big event that heavily featured a young girl who could alter reality at the centre of it. As this Hydra twist was revealed, so was the fact that this young girl had been brainwashed by Hydra to affect Steve’s reality, causing him to believe he was a sleeper Hydra agent all along. It’s a move that only works in comics, and even then, just barely.

Each and every Monday, we provide our awesome customers with a list of all the comics and graphic novels that are hitting the shelves for the coming Wednesday, with bits of commentary on some of the titles. As always, if you see anything you like, let us know and we’ll set a copy aside for you! NEW SINGLE ISSUES 2000 AD PACK MAR 2017 ALL STAR BATMAN #9 ANGEL SEASON 11 #4 ANNO DRACULA #2 (OF 5) (MR) AQUAMAN #21 ARCHIE #19 ASTRO CITY #43 BACK TO THE FUTURE #18 BATMAN #21 (THE BUTTON) BATWOMAN #2 BEAUTY #14 (MR) BERLIN #20 (MR)  BLACK #5 (MR) BLACK HAMMER #8 BLACK HOOD SEASON 2 #4 (MR) BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF...

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Each and every Monday, we provide our awesome customers with a list of all the comics and graphic novels that are hitting the shelves for the coming Wednesday, with bits of commentary on some of the titles. As always, if you see anything you like, let us know and we’ll set a copy aside for you! NEW SINGLE ISSUES ACTION COMICS #977 ALL TIME COMICS BULLWHIP #1 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #6 AMERICA #1 2ND PTG BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #9 BLACK PANTHER CREW #1 // Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yona Harvey expand Black Panther’s universe with a return to street level stories, featuring...

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NEW SINGLE ISSUES 2000 AD 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL 2000 AD PACK FEB 2017 ADVENTURE TIME #63 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #19 AMERICA #2 AMORY WARS GOOD APOLLO #1 (OF 12) (MR) // The Amory Wars are back from Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez! ANIMAL NOIR #3 (OF 4) AQUAMAN #20 AVENGERS #6 BALTIMORE THE RED KINGDOM #3 BATMAN #20 BATMAN BEYOND #6 BLACK CLOUD #1 (MR) // A brand new Image book arrives from some impressive talent. From the publisher: "Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. Now she's on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. But the pieces are for sale, the rich...

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Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new week of great pop culture. We’re feeling a little dozy from this weekend, which not only saw us attend the Pop Culture Fest, but saw us host two great events - our Introverts Reading Night, and Seen and Heard in Edmonton’s great monthly Podcast Meet-Up. Needless to say, we had a lot of fun and love doing these community events, and we hope you enjoy them too… but we’re sleepy. So! Quickly! To this week’s list of new comics! As always, if you see something you like, let us know! We’ve even updated this...

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Hello everyone, and welcome to another great week of pop culture here at Variant Edition. As always, we have a lot of things to get to this week. This Friday, we have another one of our Introverts Reading Night events from 6pm-8pm. And then, we have a very busy Sunday planned, with the next instalment of Seen and Heard in Edmonton’s Podcast Meet-Up at 1pm… and we’ll have a table at Pop Culture Fair this weekend to say hello to alla’ you folks as you nab yourselves some pop culture. Truly a little something for everyone! And now… as always… here’s a list...

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Hello folks, and welcome to another week of great pop culture here at Variant Edition. The coffee is refilling our veins so it's time to get to filling your eyes with info. What follows is a list of all the new comics and such hitting our stands this week! As always, if you see something you're interested in, let us know and we'll set a copy of it aside for you. AIRSHIP ENTERPRISE #4 ALL STAR BATMAN #8 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 ANGEL CITY #6 (OF 6) (MR) ANGEL SEASON 11 #3 AQUAMAN #19 ARCHIE #18 BATMAN #19 BATWOMAN #1 // The first official issue of the new ongoing series is here! We've...

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