Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BIG HERO 6 QUAD-PASS GIVEAWAY!



From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”).

Thanks to those technological mastermind's at DISNEY and BIG HERO 6 in cinemas Boxing Day, we have 10 Quad In-Season Passes to give away! That's right, you and three friends could be off to see this Summer's biggest animated feature!

To go into the draw for your chance to win all you need to do is tell us, "In a classic "Rock Em, Sock Em Robots" battle, what other fan favourite robot would you like to see Baymax throw down with?"

Terms and Conditions:

Only entries made via the the comments on the Facebook post will be included in the draw.
All entries will go into the All Star Barrel and winners will be drawn at random.
Entries close 6pm Monday the 22nd of December and winners will be announced Tuesday the 23rd.
Tickets will only be available to pick up from the store and winner must produce photo ID upon pick up. Tickets MUST be picked up no later than a week after the draw. Any remaining tickets after this date will be given away at our discretion to make sure they don't go to waste.


A huge thanks again to DISNEY and BIG HERO 6 In Cinemas Boxing Day

Monday, December 15, 2014

New Comics For Wednesday 17th of December


Oh so close to Christmas! We are looking forward to a nice day off and some time to catch up with some awesome comic book reads. This week however is looking like it will just add to that reading list with the following exciting releases!

Time for Morrison to release the power of Shazam his take on the Marvel family with MULTIVERSITY  THUNDERWORLD #1. Dark magic happens with some biting dark humour, John Arcudi  and James Harren present us RUMBLE #1. Double up on the latest Babs collections with BATGIRL HC VOL 05 DEADLINE and BATGIRL TP VOL 04 WANTED. A heart warming tale of father and son re-connecting in a deep space pirate adventure with Rucka at the helm in CYCLOPS TP VOL 01 STARSTRUCK. Possibly the biggest trade release this year with the next volume of Vaughn and Staples', SAGA TP VOL 04. And maybe the book you didn't even know you wanted until you read it's title...SQUARRIORS #1.

All this and the last LIVE recording of the Radioactive Lounge this year on Tuesday night. There is a lot going on! If there is anything else we can do for you, just let us know!


MARVEL
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
ALL NEW X-MEN #34
AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #8 (OF 9)
AVENGERS NOW
AXIS HOBGOBLIN #3 (OF 3)
AXIS REVOLUTIONS #4 (OF 4)
BLACK WIDOW #13
CAPTAIN MARVEL #10
DEATH OF WOLVERINE WEAPON X PROGRAM #4 (OF 5)
DEATHLOK #3
ELEKTRA #9
FANTASTIC FOUR #14
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22
INHUMAN #10 AXIS
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #2
MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8
MOON KNIGHT #10
MS MARVEL #10
SCARLET SPIDERS #2 (OF 3) SV
SPIDER-WOMAN #2 SV
STORM #6

DC COMICS
ARROW SEASON 2.5 #3
BATMAN #37
BATMAN AND ROBIN #37 (ROBIN RISES)
BATMAN ETERNAL #37
BATMAN SUPERMAN #17
BATWOMAN #37
CATWOMAN #37
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #11
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #37 (GODHEAD)
INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #6
JUSTICE LEAGUE #37
MAD MAGAZINE #531
MULTIVERSITY THUNDERWORLD #1
NEW 52 FUTURES END #33 (WEEKLY)
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #37
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CONTINUITY #1 (OF 4)
SUPERGIRL #37
TEEN TITANS #5
TEEN TITANS GO #7
TRINITY OF SIN #3
WONDER WOMAN #37

VERTIGO
FABLES #147
KITCHEN #2 (OF 8)
SANDMAN OVERTURE #4 (OF 6)

BOOM
ADVENTURE TIME #34
HELLRAISER BESTIARY #5
JIM HENSONS STORYTELLER WITCHES #4
LUMBERJANES #9
REGULAR SHOW #18
ROCKET SALVAGE #1
SONS OF ANARCHY #16
UNCLE GRANDPA #3

DARK HORSE
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #126
CRIMINAL MACABRE THIRD CHILD #4
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #5
PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #3 (OF 4)

DYNAMITE
ARMY OF DARKNESS #1992.1 ONE SHOT
BOBS BURGERS #5 (OF 5)
DAMNATION CHARLIE WORMWOOD #3 (OF 5)
DJANGO ZORRO #2 (OF 6)
FLASH GORDON HOLIDAY SPEC 2014
GAME OF THRONES #23
JUSTICE INC #5 (OF 6)
VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #3 (OF 5)

IDW
BIGGER BANG #2 (OF 4)
BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #5 BLANK SUBSCRIPTION VAR
MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS HOLIDAY SPECIAL
RAGNAROK #3
SAMURAI JACK #15
SHADOW SHOW #2 (OF 5)
STAR TREK ONGOING #39
TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #2 (OF 4)
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #36 DAYS OF DECEPTION

IMAGE
ALEX + ADA #11
DRIFTER #2
GONERS #3
INTERSECT #2
LIL DEPRESSED BOY SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TOO #3
MANIFEST DESTINY #12
ODDLY NORMAL #4 C
RUMBLE #1
WAYWARD #5
WICKED & DIVINE #6
WYTCHES #3
ZERO #13

MISC
13 COINS #3 (OF 6)
AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #5 (OF 5)
ANNIHILATOR #4 (OF 6)
BUNKER #8
CAPTAIN STONE #1 (OF 6)
DEATH DEFYING DR MIRAGE #4 (OF 5)
DOCTOR WHO 10TH #5
DREDD UPRISE #2 (OF 2)
HARBINGER FAITH #0
MONO #1 (OF 4)
Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #3 (OF 5)
SIMPSONS COMICS #216
SQUARRIORS #1 (OF 4)
STUMPTOWN V3 #4
TERRIBLE LIZARD #2 (OF 5)

TRADES
ALL NEW X-MEN TP VOL 04 ALL DIFFERENT
ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 10 TP VOL 01 RIVER MEETS SEA
ANOTHER SUBURBAN ROMANCE COLOR ED TP
ATHENA VOLTAIRE COMPENDIUM HC
AUTHORITY TP VOL 02
BATGIRL HC VOL 05 DEADLINE (N52)
BATGIRL TP VOL 04 WANTED (N52)
BATMAN & ROBIN HC VOL 05 THE BIG BURN (N52)
BEARDO TP VOL 02 BREW HARDER
BRAIN BOY TP VOL 02 MEN FROM GESTALT
BRASS SUN HC
BUSHIDO TP (MR)
CYCLOPS TP VOL 01 STARSTRUCK
DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 07
DEXTERS LABORATORY CLASSICS TP VOL 02
DMZ DELUXE EDITION HC BOOK 03 (MR)
DREAM LOGIC HC
DRUMHELLAR TP VOL 02 DOGS AND GODS
EARTHLING GN
ESCAPE FROM DULLSVILLE TP
FAIRY TALES I JUST MADE UP HC
GARFIELD TP VOL 05
GHOUL TREASURY ED
GODZILLA RULERS OF EARTH TP VOL 04
IDENTITY CRISIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY HC
IMAGINE AGENTS TP VOL 01
KRAMPUS TP
LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 04 GET THE LOBSTER
MICE TEMPLAR TP VOL 04 .2 LEGEND PT 2
POWERS BUREAU TP VOL 02 ICONS
SAGA TP VOL 04
SOPPY LOVE STORY GN
SPECTRE TP VOL 02 THE WRATH OF GOD
STAR TREK NEW ADVENTURES TP VOL 01
STEAM WARS TP
STICKLEBACK NUMBER OF THE BEAST TP
SUPERMAN BATMAN TP VOL 02
SWAMP THING TP VOL 05 THE KILLING FIELD (N52)
THIEF OF THIEVES TP VOL 04
THUNDERBOLTS TP VOL 05 PUNISHER VS THUNDERBOLTS
TRUE BLOOD OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
UNCANNY X-FORCE BY REMENDER COMP COLL TP VOL 02
WILDFIRE TP VOL 01
WINTERWORLD TP VOL 01 LA NINA

MERCH
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY MICHAEL TURNER
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS ZATANNA STATUE
LOZ WIND WAKER LINK NENDOROID
SON OF BATMAN BATMAN AF
SON OF BATMAN DEATHSTROKE AF
SON OF BATMAN NIGHTWING AF
SON OF BATMAN ROBIN AF
SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL STATUE ANIMATED SER
VERTIGO COVER GIRLS DEATH STATUE NEW ED

BACK IN STOCK
BATMAN ANIMATED BAS CATWOMAN AF
BATMAN ANIMATED NBA MR FREEZE AF
BATMAN ANIMATED NBA TWO FACE AF
BITCH PLANET #1 CVR B MCKELVIE INCV

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ALL STAR LEGENDS Presents:GODLAND VOL 1



The end of the year is upon us and with the festive season in full gear it is easy to get misty eyed thinking back to our childhoods or a simpler time gone by but also be excited and optimistic for the new year ahead. Taking this into account picking this month's Legend, we thought GODLAND VOL 1 from Joe Casey and Tom Sciolo, matched that sentiment pretty closely.


Godland unashamedly presents itself as a tale of epic cosmic superhero adventuring akin to classic Kirby and Lee of the Silver Age but approaches it with a slightly more modern/cynical and almost self aware edge.

The story follows Commander Adam Archer, an astronaut that has become a superhero fuelled by cosmic energies and his three sisters, that are clearly sick of living in the long shadow Archer now casts. Living out of a New York skyscraper, Archer is now a one man response team for the US government with his sisters as his support. An encounter with a cosmically aware space canine and a villain simply looking to experience the greatest high in existence later and you start to get a good idea of where Casey and Sciolo are coming from and where they plan on taking you. .


Casey's approach to this series is wonderful in that his tone perfectly matches the grand, over the top nature of comic storytelling from the late 60's and early 70's. Then at the same time he is smart enough to have the characters comment on just how outlandish some of the situations are, making it instantly feel more contemporary.


There has possibly never been an artist more perfect for a story then Tom Sciolo on art for Godland. His style mirrors Kirby's with such knowing intent and respect, you can't help but fall in love with it. Panels and pages look like they could be lifted directly from you favourite Silver Age Fantastic Four or New Gods issues, yet they somehow manage to also possess their own modern edge.

These two have created a comic book equal parts nostalgic yet somehow unique. So, longing for the past but hopefully for the future. ;)


As always the ALL STAR LEGEND will be available to 30 days (or until stock sells out) at the discounted price. As this will be limited stock promotion there is strictly “no holds” on the legend. The early bird catches the comic. No further discount applies to the book as there is a big chance the comic will already be cheaper than the US cover price! The discount also only applies to the volumes listed, not the entire set of trades.

If you have any questions, you know where to ask them. You can buy the legend from this Wednesday 10th of December.


All Star Legends. The legendary titles of the highest recommendation.

Monday, December 8, 2014

New Comics For Wednesday 10th of December


Another week down, another week closer to Christmas! But before you get busy looking for gifts for others, don't forget to take care of yourself with this week's latest and greatest releases.

The long awaited  GUARDIANS OF GALAXY ANNUAL #1 is here featuring incredible Frank Cho artwork. If you thought it odd to have Wolverine as a Principal surely Spidey as a Headmaster doesn't seem like a bad idea in SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #1. Festive Season celebrations and mayhem with HARLEY QUINN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1. Kelly Sue finally breaks out her female space prison, creator owned series BITCH PLANET #1. One of the original Image titles turns 200 in SAVAGE DRAGON #200. SUPERMAN UNCHAINED DELUXE ED HC gives us all the Jim Lee Supes we could hope for over this holiday season! Far to long between issues, AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #7 is like an early Xmas present. Dean Rankine unleashes another round of those drug fueled cuties with ITTY BITTY BUNNIES COCK FIGHT ONE SHOT. Manga magnificence with the aptly named SATOSHI KON OPUS TP. And one of this year's most exciting releases, with creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt and Paolo Rivera at the helm and our amazing tie-in giveaway promotion, how could you pass up on THE VALIANT #1!
Then there is still the bonus of the next LEGEND PICK too!
So much to check out. Just let us know if there is anything extra you need.


MARVEL
ALL NEW ULTIMATES #11
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 SV
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
AMAZING X-MEN #14 AXIS
AVENGERS #39 TRO
AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #7 (OF 9)
AVENGERS WORLD #16 AXIS
AXIS CARNAGE #3 (OF 3)
DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR #3 (OF 4)
DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #6 (OF 7)
GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT TWO #4 (OF 5)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY ANNUAL #1
NIGHTCRAWLER #9
PUNISHER #13
ROCKET RACCOON #6
SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #1
SPIDER-VERSE TEAM UP #2 (OF 3) SV
THOR #3
UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1
X-FORCE #13
X-MEN #22

DC COMICS
BATGIRL #37
BATMAN ETERNAL #36
CONSTANTINE #20
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #10
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #37 (GODHEAD)
HARLEY QUINN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #7
KLARION #3
NEW 52 FUTURES END #32 (WEEKLY)
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #5
WORLDS FINEST #29

VERTIGO
ASTRO CITY #18
COFFIN HILL #14
FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #16

BOOM
BRAVEST WARRIORS #27
DEAD LETTERS #6
DEEP STATE #2
EMPTY MAN #6 (OF 6)
ETERNAL #1
FRAGGLE ROCK JOURNEY EVERSPRING #3 (OF 4)
GEORGE PEREZ SIRENS #2
HEXED #5
SUICIDE RISK #20
TEEN DOG #4
THOMAS ALSOP #7 (OF 8)
WILDS END #4

DARK HORSE
ABE SAPIEN #18
GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #4 (OF 4)
ITTY BITTY COMICS THE MASK #2
PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE #4

DYNAMITE
ALICE COOPER #4
EX CON #4
FLASH GORDON #7
JOHN CARTER WARLORD #2
LADY DEMON #1

IDW
7TH SWORD #6
ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS #2 (OF 4)
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #3
LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #3
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #14
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #12
OCTOBER FACTION #3
SKYLANDERS #3
STAR TREK NEW VISIONS MADE OUT OF MUDD
TMNT ONGOING #41
TRANSFORMERS #36 DAYS OF DECEPTION
WINTERWORLD #5

IMAGE
BITCH PLANET #1
COPPERHEAD #4
EAST OF WEST WORLD ONE SHOT
FUSE #8
HOWTOONS REIGNITION #5
MAGDALENA SEVENTH SACRAMENT ONE SHOT
PETER PANZERFAUST #22
PROPHET STRIKEFILE #2
PUNKS THE COMIC #3
SAVAGE DRAGON #200
SEX CRIMINALS #9
SHUTTER #7
SINERGY #2
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #6
SUPREME BLUE ROSE #5
WALKING DEAD #135

MISC
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #7
BRIDES OF HELHEIM #3
GODKILLER WALK AMONG US #3
ITTY BITTY BUNNIES COCK FIGHT  ONE SHOT
LOLA XOXO #5
PRINCESS UGG #6
RACHEL RISING #30
THE VALIANT #1 (OF 4)
TOWER CHRONICLES DREADSTALKER #5

TRADES
BATMAN ETERNAL TP VOL 01  (N52)
BATMAN LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT TP VOL 03
CAPTAIN AMERICA TRIAL OF CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNIBUS
CATS OF TANGLEWOOD FOREST SC
DISENCHANTED TP VOL 02
DIVINE RIGHT THE ADVENTURES OF MAX FARADAY TP
ENIGMA TP NEW ED
GHOSTED TP VOL 03
GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE DISAVOWED TP VOL 05
HIT TP VOL 01 1955
HOME FOR MR EASTER GN
INCREDIBLE CHANGE BOTS TWO POINT SOMETHING GN
JIM BUTCHERS DRESDEN FILES WAR CRY HC
KILL SHAKESPEARE TP VOL 04 MASK OF NIGHT
MANARA BORGIAS HC
MARK WAID GREEN HORNET TP VOL 02
MIDAS FLESH TP VOL 01
MIGHTY AVENGERS TP VOL 03 ORIGINAL SIN NOT FATHERS AVENGERS
MY LITTLE PONY ADVENTURES IN FRIENDSHIP HC VOL 01
NIGHTWING TP VOL 05 SETTING SON (N52)
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 05 THE BIG PICTURE (N52)
ROYALS MASTERS OF WAR TP
SATOSHI KON OPUS TP
SAVAGE HULK TP VOL 01 MAN WITHIN
SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS DELUXE ED HC
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED DELUXE ED HC
TMNT TURTLES IN TIME TP
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE TP VOL 06
WOLVERINE EPIC COLLECTION TP MADRIPOOR NIGHTS
WORLD WAR ROBOT HC 215.9MM ED HC
WORLDS FINEST TP VOL 04 FIRST CONTACT (N52)

MERCH
BATMAN ANIMATED NBA MR FREEZE AF
BATMAN ANIMATED NBA TWO FACE AF
DC COMICS DESIGNER SER 2 CAPULLO DLX BATMAN THRASHER AF
DC HEROES SUPERMAN CANDY BOWL HOLDER
MARVEL COMICS AVENGERS NOW THOR ARTFX+ STATUE
MARVEL HEROES HULK CANDY BOWL HOLDER
MARVEL HEROES SPIDER-MAN CANDY BOWL HOLDER

BACK IN STOCK
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS SUPERGIRL STATUE
FLASH #36
GOTHAM ACADEMY #2
MULTIVERSITY #1
MULTIVERSITY THE SOCIETY OF SUPER-HEROES #1
NEIL GAIMAN GRAVEYARD BOOK HC GN VOL 02 (OF 2)
SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 01
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #1 (OF 4) 2ND PTG

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ALL STAR UNIVERSE Presents: THE ALL STAR IMAGE INITIATIVE


Image Comics in recent years has proved itself to be the "go to" publishing house for some of the most interesting, engaging and exciting titles currently on the shelves. With a focus on creator owned projects and the faith to try different ideas, we are seeing some of the best new series of the last couple of decades coming out of Image. Now at the forefront of quality in comics with popular titles such as Saga and Walking Dead, to critically acclaimed series like Sex Criminals, Chew and East Of West, Image continues to lift the standard for comic book story telling release after release.



With a massive back catalogue of excellent titles, first trade collections at introductory prices and reprints of the first issues of their most popular books for only a $1 US, it would be fair to say Image has a book for you no matter your budget and taste in comics. 

It is in that we recognise the great work and effort Image is making to get you interested in both their titles, reading and enjoying comics in generally. Now we want to do our best to continue Image's growth and reach with readers here in Melbourne.

We would like to introduce to you the 
ALL STAR IMAGE INITIATIVE

The idea is simple. We are combining two of Image's already great ideas into one! Every so often we'll nominate a Image title that has a introductory priced first trade collection and then combine it with a copy of the Image First, $1 US reprint of the first issue of the same title FOR FREE

Our hope is that if enjoy what you've just read you'll want to share how good the series is with others. Now you can simply take the FREE copy of issue #1 included with the trade and give it to someone else you think might enjoy it as much as you. If they don't it doesn't matter because it didn't cost you anything but if they DO, well that's where the magic happens. Hopefully that person will then go out of their way to pick up that first trade for themselves and in turn pass on their FREE copy of issue #1 to yet another reader in waiting and so on and so on. So continues the circle of excellent comic life! 

We hope you like this idea as we are super keen for it ourselves and hope you'll help us to spread the greatness of Image Comics to as many people as possible.

Keep a look out for the first ALL STAR IMAGE INITIATIVE title in the next few days and here is seeing more amazing releases from the Image Revolution! 

The All Star Crew.