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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #24

All right folks, it’s been a long weekend, the X-men movie was rad, and now I’m reading old stuff.  Let’s do this! Hawkman #5 from 1964 So I completely don’t understand the Shadow Thief.  He’s a guy who steals stuff, but is basically like Kitty Pryde, unable to be touched.  But how does he steal things if he’s only a shadow?  It’s logic like this that makes me smarter than the 60s!  Hawkman is using his bow and arrow to try to shoot the Shadow Thief, and this story is all about finding a way to stop the untouchable villain.  … Continue reading

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25% off ONLINE shop!

Have you checked out our online shop lately?  Purchase anything from the shop between now and  Wed. June 8th, at midnight and get 25% off your total order.  Just use PROMO code JUNESPECIAL and pay online with Paypal. Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #23

Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed, this amounts to a two-year project. This week, we’re doing miscellaneous Marvel and DC “I” books, and, as always, discount copies are available on the rack near my corner by the west end of the store: Identity Crisis This was one of DC’s first attempts to make its mainstream superhero comics more “adult,” almost seven years ago now, and they got a lot … Continue reading

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Free Comic Book Day – May 7, 2011

All About is celebrating the 10th Annual Free Comic Book Day in less than a month! FCBD 2011 is Saturday, May 7th from 10 am to 6 pm.  All About will be giving away thousands of FREE comics! Everyone who walks in the door automatically gets 1 FREE comic. If you sign up to be on our email mailing list you can get 3 FREE comics. If you make a purchase on FCBD you can get 5 FREE comics. Last year’s event was such a huge success that we are bringing back our superhero face painter and our superhero caricature … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #19

Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed, this amounts to a two-year project. This week, we have the last of “J”: Jonah Hex DC’s grizzled, cynical Westerner has been a cult favorite for decades. His profile’s higher than ever right now (ironically, because of a supremely crappy movie), but it’s the book we’re examining today, and thankfully it’s got a number of high points. There are five stages to Jonah’s … Continue reading

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