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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 AB IRATO #1 (OF 6) // These days we’re always game for a good far fetched dystopia story, as they kind of take our mind off of… well, the current dystopia. From the publisher: “In a dystopian future of rising sea levels, the rich...

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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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Heya folks! It’s that time of the week again, time for me to show off some of the exciting and bonkers titles that have appeared this week on Edmonton’s newest used bookshops shelves.  But before I dive into the exciting new pics I thought I’d let you folks know I’ll be tweaking the format of this blog a bit.  Rather than just talk about the books for sale I’ll be throwing in stories as I go out into the world hunting books and giving some updates on what I’m reading with commentary and review.  The plan is to give those interested...

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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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Devin R Bruce is a friend to Variant Edition and to all good-hearted creatures who roam the Earth. In each installment of This Column Has Seven Days, Devin discusses his favourite pop culture experiences of the past week in an effort to share the joy of an overlooked gem, an old favourite that’s bubbled up to the surface, or a classic work that he’s finally gotten around to. Comic books, movies, television, novels, podcasts, music, Old Time Radio: there’s something for everyone. Here’s what he’s been up to this week. * * * * * As a humour series crammed full of visual and...

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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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It’s that time of the week again, time to show off the exciting new things over in the used book department.  Tons of changes to the section itself since I last checked in with you folks, new shelves, new lighting and a new job (substitute teaching) for me.  Needless to say it’s been all sorts of eventful.  But amongst these major changes, I’ve also got in a bunch of new product and marked down a couple sections of the store.  So let’s dive in and see what we got! First up, a few sections we have that have been marked down. With...

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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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