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Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new week of pop culture with us at Variant Edition. In the coming weeks, we're going to be trying a few new things, including the return of our regular newsletter in a new and exciting format. It will be a bit of a trial run to start things off, and if you like it, we're going to see where it goes from there. But first! Below are a list of titles that you'll be seeing on our stands this week. As always, if you see something you like, let us know, and we'll put a copy...

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We posted a version of this a year ago, just before the first ever Local Comic Shop Day. Our feelings on the matter remain the same, and we thought it would be best to reiterate that stance, now that the "event" is nearly upon us once more. The TL;DR version? We do not participate in this day, as it promotes the idea that comics are for collecting at premium prices over the idea that comics should be read, first and foremost, for enjoyment. Today, many in the comic book industry will be taking part in Local Comic Shop Day. We will not - or rather, we won't be...

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After two weeks of technical difficulties we are back and presumably better than ever! It's been a while and my computer has basically transformed from a multimedia multitasker into a machine that plays Civilization VI and that's basically it. So I'm going to fire off a bunch of bite-sized reviews and raves in the hope that one or two of them will spark some joy in the hearts of others. Is there something here for you, gentle reader? Let's find out! * * * * * A comedy about a young woman trying to find her way through the secret world of voice-over artists? It...

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This week’s used book haul is a bit smaller than previous weeks but we’ve still got a lot of amazing product coming in onto our shelves.  Plus we have a closer look at some of the titles that we posted about on the weekend. But before we get into new titles, let’s show off a new section we’ve put together, the Jared’s Picks shelf.    The goal of this section is to provide a section where it will be easy to find a new read you can jump into.  Every title on this shelf will be one that I have personally read...

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In the same vein as the Choose Your own Reading Night (Coming next Thursday) we’re announcing a new fixture to our in-store offerings, A Choose Your Own Adventure Library.  Choose Your Own Adventure style books are a fixture of so many folk’s childhood but they are ridiculously hard to find in this day and age.  So we’ve decided to keep a small library of these books for customers to read through while they are in store.  As more books come in we will cycle which are part of the library, with the goal of new adventures awaiting you regularly.  While...

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A quick post this week - no comments, just the books! We'll return to our regularly scheduled commentary next week! ALIENS LIFE AND DEATH #3 (OF 4) ALL NEW CLASSIC CAPTAIN CANUCK #3 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #14 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19 2ND PTG AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21 CC ANGEL CITY #2 (OF 6) (MR) AQUAMAN #11 ARCHIE #14 ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES ONE SHOT 2ND PTG BACKSTAGERS #4 (OF 8) BATMAN #1 DIRECTORS CUT BATMAN #11 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA VOL 3 #4 BLACK HAMMER #5 BLACK PANTHER #8 BPRD HELL ON EARTH #147 BRIGGS LAND #4 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #15 CARNAGE #14 CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #2 (MR) CHAMPIONS #2 CINEMA PURGATORIO #7 (MR) COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS #1 (OF 6) CYBORG #5 DEADPOOL #22 DEATH...

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This week brought a few new purchases for the shop, plus we have more shelves to store things on!  Our used section continues to grow and thrive with many exciting additions coming in the future, stay tuned! I recently stumbled into three boxes full of older classics and history books. Most of these come from between 1930 to the 1960's and there are many gems.  Hard to find Huxley, history books on the crusades, some old Faulkner collections, older copies of H.G. Wells History works and many many more. The inspiration for our upcoming Choose Your Own Reading Night.  this collection has...

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We will not be quiet about this. We can't. For most, a business is a means to an end, where efforts are transformed into money, and the transaction stops there. We've never been that business. We lead with our hearts. It's the reason we moved locations this year - not because it was easy in the short term, but because it would be emotionally better for ourselves and our customers in the long run. We understand the importance of emotional well being, and have endeavoured to make that a vital part of what we do. So. Yesterday, the world watched as an overwhelming amount of Americans...

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Greetings fellow humans, and welcome to a brand new week of fun and pop culture here at Variant Edition. There's a lot to get to this week, so let's jump right into it - what follows is a list of all the new comics hitting our shelves this week. If you see anything that you want, let us know, and we'll put a copy aside for you! ACTION COMICS #967 ADVENTURE TIME #58 ALL NEW X-MEN #15 ALL STAR BATMAN #4 ALTERS #2 (MR) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 NOW // Marvel returns to a reality where Peter Parker and Mary Jane stayed married and had kid…...

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Here we are for another edition of what's new in Used Books!  We didn't have as many large buys compared to our last segment but we go a fair amount of interesting trades and unique items show up at the shop.  Here's a sample of what we found: Fiction A fair amount of science fiction and fantasy this week (plus a mystery or two) with the majority being starting points for their respective series.  Here's a bit of info on some of the standouts: Shannara books 1-3 by Terry Brooks:  The first trilogy of Terry Brooks 30+ book Shannara series, the second of...

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