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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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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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