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Greetings everyone, and welcome to another week of pop culture here at Variant Edition! A couple things right off the top, before we get to the new releases this week: Danica and Brandon watched Doctor Strange and Star Wars: Rogue One this week and would love to talk with you about it at the shop! We have some holiday hours to let you know about! Specifically, what we're doing this week and next. Take a look: Sat - Dec 24: 11am-4pm Sun - Dec 25: Closed Mon - Dec 26: Closed Tues - Dec 27: Closed (as usual) Wed - Dec 28: 10am-8pm Thurs - Dec 29: 11am-7pm Fri - Dec 30: 11am-7pm Sat -...

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Hey all! It's been a few weeks since I've done one of these posts for a bit but they have returned! Things have been a bit bonkers in the used book section of the store during the past few weeks with us working our first market type event and many new sources of books being discovered.  All in all we continue to see a ton of great new growth in the section First we have a small amount of newer fiction titles from the last few years show up in a recent trade. Here's a few of note within the selection: Fool by Christopher...

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Forget what the calendar says: it officially became winter Edmonton this week. I'm not going to be shy about it: it's my favourite season and I am so ridiculously pleased with how cold and beautiful it is outside my window. I know other people don't see it the same as I do, and that's totally reasonable. Sometimes when I'm out running in minus nineteen degrees, I can glimpse how strange this attachment might seem. Fortunately for all of us, this week I also discovered something that brought real joy to me that's just perfect for this time of year. * * * * * This past...

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We're right in the thick of December now, and the comic industry remains strong. While all of our favourite shows begin to go on breaks for the holiday season, new stories continue to arrive on our shelves! What follows is a list of everything you'll be able to find on our shelves this week. As always, if you see something you're interested in, let us know - and we'll set aside a copy for you while supplies last. ACTION COMICS #969 ALL NEW X-MEN #16 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #2 ANGEL CITY #3 (OF 6) (MR) BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #5 BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES...

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Here at Variant Edition, we’re always looking for ways to make ordering comics easier for you – and in that spirit, we’re reintroducing the ability to add titles to your subscription file through the magic of the internet. Each and every month, we’ll be gathering a list of new title you can order and put them up on our website. Over the course of the month, we’ll be creating articles that let you know more about the product, including spotlights on titles that we’re particularly excited for. At any point in time, you can fill out the handy form included at the bottom of...

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Greetings one and all! This week's installment is going to be a short one because I got hit with a cold that knocked me flat. (That didn't stop me from performing at the Apocalypse Kow Kristmas Kabaret, though, where we raised over $700 for the Edmonton Humane Society!) My voice might be a little gone from that one-two punch but my fingers still work. Here's what they have to tell you this week. * * * * *   I'd known about The Memory Palace podcast for many years now, but I listen to so many podcasts that it's sometimes hard to add another...

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First off, an apology - it looks like last week's Incoming post got stuck, and WOW HEY, it didn't go out. We're back this week, on the regular schedule, with a list of everything you'll see on our shelves this week. As always, if you see anything you like below, just let us know and we'll set aside a copy for you. Without further delay, let's get to the books! A YEAR OF MARVELS UNCANNY #1 ADVENTURE TIME #59 ALIENS DEFIANCE #7 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #15 ANIMOSITY #1 5TH PTG AQUAMAN #12 ARCLIGHT #3 (MR) // Arclight returns after a long hiatus from the shelves. Part one and two of this story...

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Hello my friends! We only have one month left in 2016, and I don't know about you all but I want to try and make it the best one. Go out with a bang and all that. Luckily for me, the month started off with me reading the best comic book I've encountered all year. So let's get right to it! * * * * * Even the most casual comic book fans are likely familiar with Will Eisner. A pioneer of the form, Eisner is most familiar as either the creator of The Spirit or for his groundbreaking work A Contract With God, published...

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Greetings weary Internet travelers! It's been a busy week for yours truly, and I've spent a lot more time on the go lately. That's in large part because I've started visiting a physiotherapist and have been told in no uncertain terms that unless I want my back to become an immobile mass of tortured muscle, I need to move around and stretch more often. Moving and stretching is good in theory but boy, does it cut down into the lounging around time. However, I somehow managed to sit still long enough to indulge in some choice pop culture offerings. Hopefully these will stretch your...

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