Free Comic Book Day 2015 with Gail Simone

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We had a FANTASTIC FCBD this year! So, so many of you came out to the store, we had loads of cosplayers, and we were so happy to have the spectacular Gail Simone with us. Thank you so much to … Continue reading

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Fantastic Comics Halloween Costume Contest 2014

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Every year Fantastic Comics hosts a costume contest on Halloween. Our customers come in wearing incredible costumes and we just have to share them. Enjoy.

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All Hallow’s Read Comic Book Recommendations

Halloween-Recs

Hi everyone. Juliette here. Halloween is my favorite time of year because everyone pulls out their bats and ghosts and monsters and, above all, costumes! I love getting into the spirit of the holiday and one of my favorite ways to do that is participating in All Hallow’s Read, a tradition of scary book giving around Halloween started by Neil Gaiman. So without further ado, here are some of my recommendations of some fantastic comics to get you in the Halloween spirit:
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Batgirl Party with Babs Tarr

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We had a fantastic time celebrating the release of Batgirl #35 with series artist Babs Tarr! Thanks to everyone who came out and made our Batgirl party such a success. Check out our pictures from the event.

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Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Free Comic Book Day 2014 has passed and we had such a great time. As well as enjoying the fun and crowds of the day, Fantastic Comics also celebrated our third anniversary! The fact that we’re still here is due … Continue reading

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Black Widow #5 (Comic Review)

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For the Birds: by Nathan Edmondson & Phil Noto

Natasha Romanova. S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Avenger. Master assassin. Ex-KGB. Black Widow is a character that’s been around a long time, though much like the veteran character Loki, has seemed to be earning some renewed popularity after some recent Marvel films. She’s had a number of solo books before and guest starred in many others. This time Natasha is on a road to redemption, but that road is neither smooth nor easy. She’s a retired gun-for-hire who’s still taking the occasional odd job, so where is the line really drawn? Continue reading

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Loki: Agent of Asgard #3 (Comic Review)

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Your Life Is A Story I’ve Already Written: by Al Ewing & Lee Garbett

Loki’s back! A character who has seemed to explode into everybody’s hearts after his film debut in Thor, his popularity with the fans growing to the point of a new solo series that old and new fans alike will love. This time he’s heading to the dawn of Asgard. Unlike the first two issues of this brand new series by Al Ewing and Lee Garbett, this one throws the reader back into the past with Old Loki, who is on a mission to rewrite his own history. Sounds like a pretty bad idea, right? You’re not wrong. This isn’t a story of redemption, it’s a story about a clean slate. Continue reading

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All-New Marvel NOW?

In case people are still reeling from the Marvel Now! to the All-New Marvel Now! (ANMN) switch, we’ve made it a little easier for you. Whether you were previously subscribing to the title before or not (but especially if you were), here’s a short list of comics you may want to think about re-adding to your pull lists.

ME Secret Avengers: by Ales Kot & Michael Walsh

All-new creative team! It picks up after the conclusion of How to M.A.I.M a Mockingbird in Secret Avengers #16. Maria Hill has struck a deal with A.I.M, people are still chasing Hawkeye and we don’t know why, Black Widow and Spider Woman find themselves in a Russian spa. Also, THE FURY. Get ready for Save the Empire, part 1 with the world’s most effective secret squad! The first issue comes out next week.


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Image Expo Announces

Welcome to the first entry of our new and improved store blog! Last week the Fantastic Comics staff attended Image Expo in San Francisco and were lucky enough to see a fantastic array of creators present their upcoming projects. With so many exciting new titles it’s sure to be an incredible year for comics fans. Here is a taste of some of the titles we’re looking forward to.

BitchPlanet Bitch Planet
By Kelly Sue Deconnick & Valentine De Landro

Bitch Planet is a new series which, in an homage to exploitation films of the 60s and 70s, features a prison break on a women’s penal colony in space. It has art by X-Factor artist, Valentine De Landro, and is written by the phenomenal Kelly Sue Deconnick, writer of Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel, and the upcoming new translation of Barbarella, and inventor of the sexy lamp test. If anyone is able to write a feminist take on the women in prison trope, including what she describes as “the obligatory shower scene”, it is Kelly Sue Deconnick. This series promises to be full of campy humor, badass action, and fully realized strong female characters.

Also, it’s called Bitch Planet. What more do you need to know?

-Juliette

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Gene Yang Signing

Gene Yang Signing

Gene Yang Signing

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