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Hey everyone, and welcome to another week of great pop culture here at Variant Edition. If you haven't been to the store for a while, we encourage you to drop by to see how much things have changed. Even if it's only been a week, there are some interesting new things to see. Also, keep an eye out for the return of our regular store newsletter...

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We’ve had a pretty crazy couple weeks here in the used book department, projects have been completed and we’ve made an appearance at a local event here in Edmonton for the Table Top Cafe Community Market.  During this we’ve had a few interesting buys and trades and some exciting news for future events. Take a look below at some of the excitement here in Used Books! Fiction Several interesting titles for our fiction section including some harder to find Maguire and Lem.  Plus several General Fiction titles to beef up our section Anthology Several anthology works from a variety of authors and genres within! Genre...

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Lately I have been consuming a lot of great pop culture offerings but for some reason I've been at a bit of a remove from most of them. This week I want to talk about the things that broke me out of my day-to-day funk and made me really feel something. Awe, happiness, shock, excitement, curiosity: these things gave me all of that and more. [caption id="attachment_349289" align="aligncenter" width="350"] The cover to Wonder Woman by George Perez, Volume Four.[/caption] In the 1980s, just after Crisis on Infinite Earths reset the continuity of the DC Universe, the person who had the responsibility of re-establishing Wonder Woman...

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No commentary this week as we are hard at work rearranging the store once more! So things might look a little different when you stop by. As for what's out this week, well, here's a handy list of some pretty rad stuff. If any of this interests you, feel free to message us, and we'll set a copy aside for you! ADVENTURE TIME #61 ALL NEW X-MEN #1.MU ALL NEW X-MEN #18 IVX AQUAMAN #16 ASSIGNMENT #2 (OF 3) AVENGERS #4 BACK TO THE FUTURE #16 BALTIMORE THE RED KINGDOM #1 BATMAN #16 BULLSEYE #1 (OF 5) CHAMPIONS #5 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #22 DEADLY CLASS #26 (MR) DEADPOOL #26 DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY #8...

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Are you ready for a brand new week of comics and pop culture? We certainly are, with a great week of comics on tap. What you see below is a list of the new comics hitting our stands this week, with a bit of bonus commentary on some of the items. If you see something you want, just let us know, and we'll set a copy aside for you! ACTION COMICS #972 ALIENS DEFIANCE #9 ALIENS VS PREDATOR LIFE AND DEATH #2 ANIMOSITY THE RISE #1 ONE SHOT // One day, the animals all woke and let us know what they were thinking and...

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Lately I've been feeling particularly grateful for this little corner of the internet, where I get to talk about things that I think are good, interesting, fun, and worthwhile. This week I'm really interested in focusing on the "fun" part of that equation, from kung fu comedies to comic book crossovers beyond time, space, and credulity. It's a weird, wonderful world out there. Let's dive right into it. One of my favourite television shows of the past two decades is the critically-acclaimed cult sitcom Community. It's an uneven ride through the show's six seasons but it's a show that combines real heart,...

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Let's do this! ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #7 ALL NEW X-MEN #17 IVX AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23 CC  AQUAMAN #15 ARCHIE #16 AVENGERS #3.1 BATMAN #15 BLACK HAMMER GIANT SIZED ANNUAL #1 // One of the best superhero titles on the shelves today presents a special issue featuring art from Dustin Nguyen, Emi Leno, Nate Powell, Matt Kindt and Ray Fawkes, all telling stories written by series writer and co-creator Jeff Lemire. A brilliant series. If you’ve yet to check it out, definitely try this issue. BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA #3 BLACK ROAD #6 (MR) BLACK WIDOW #10 CAGE #4 (OF 4) CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #18 CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #4 (MR) CLANDESTINO...

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As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we had so many books come in I had to split the details about them all into two parts! This post features the larger portion of what came in, our new and improved cookbook section!  Just a few days ago I set up a deal to get about 400 cookbook and cooking related titles in the shop.  And they are now all processed and ready for the world. As you can see, there are a ton of new titles. As those images don't show much on the book subjects matter, here are a few...

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This week I claw myself up from illness-riddled depths, and along with me I have brought a basket of pop culture tidbits! It's a Friday The 13th miracle! [caption id="attachment_349217" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Interior page from Red Sonja #10, art by Walter Geovani and colours by Adriano Lucas.[/caption] I'm not going to lie: it was the covers that kept me away from Red Sonja for the longest time. They always struck me as...

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Oh goodness, has it ever been a week for the used book section here at the store.  All sorts of new treasures from all sorts of places.  So much so that it’s going to take me two blog posts to show you the highlights from everything!!!  What is this madness!? This post is going to focus on a new venture I dived into earlier this week, book picking. Unlike most used bookstores I don’t want to rely solely on what books come through the front door of the shop for trade or selling.  There are so many more treasures to find...

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