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WELCOME to IMAGE COLLECTIONS' crazy little place on the web.  We may NOT have the most 'fantabulous' website on the 'net, but at least we...er,...try??  Do we intentionally make it look like this?...Only 'The Shadow' knows for sure...This new site morphs almost daily, bursting with goodness, or something close to it,...or far... Thanks for taking time out to visit us, as we hope YOU are able to do IN PERSON one day also @ our 21 YEAR OLD STORE in Streetsville, Mississauga [Near Toronto, Ontario, CANADA] ...

 

....AS SEEN BELOW...[and on the OTHER pages here]...We DO UPDATE this,....eventually

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Some of 2014's big hits are....

....these ALL-AGES READS:

 

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FOR MORE ALL-AGES FUN click here------ http://www.imagecollections.ca/all-ages.

Image Collections fully recommends you listen to THAT VOICE in your head which insists on nudging you back towards READING COMICS AGAIN, rediscovering your LOVE OF THE COMICS MEDIUM, & not only picking up an issue or two for old times' sake, but ALSO SHARING IT WITH SOMEONE YOU LOVE....

....and 'THOR'... [or 'AVENGERS', 'SAGA', 'SANDMAN', or 'SAUCER COUNTRY' [about a woman running for US President] ] might JUST be THE PLACE TO RESTART THE DISCOVERY... :o)

You'll soon realize, this historic medium has joyfully evolved,....just as much as YOU have!....

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Happy Reading......IC :)

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Always Time For Being A Hero & Scoring Some Goals For The Holidays & Next Year...

   Image Collections Wishes YOU & YOURS the brightest and best for the holidays and beyond into new year!....

       Go ahead and make some HOLIDAY MEMORIES you'll be proud of for the rest of your life....

       Always remember, it's quite possible and usually probable while your choices are resulting in saved experiences for yourself, differing versions through OTHER'S eyes are being filed away which very well may outlast your own, and, when perfected, the process can result in enrichments to FAR MORE than many of us can imagine....

      In the hustle & bustle of our modern 'always-on' 24 / 7 world, with communication's importance moving forward, & technology constantly pushing the boundaries of the ALREADY spellbindiing 21st Century, managing our own personal FLASH-like 'Speedforce' as we race through life becomes an ever-evolving skill set...

Isn't it ironic the true mastery of the art of it all is not merely in effectively navigating the dashing & darting nature of our own chosen accelerated lifestyes, but instead the true success of the accomplishment is usually judged by the merits of the efficiency of how we actually hinder it by decelerating down for its gifts...

By imposing upon the burdening aspects, sedating them with a proactive 'lead-foot' approach, by slowing down, we free ourseves towards many nutritional ingredients our lives generally are enlightened by....in essence feeding us right down to our roots....

Handling, steering, & taking care of one's 'brake' time allows us to fill it with our own distinctive fuel, our spirited well spent break time, like with FAMILY, friends, or reading a great comic....

At a time of year universally known for exchanging gifts, it our hope you are continuing to excercize your creative prowess*, both in your physical gifts, and the intangible ones you leave behind as memories in the minds of those of who you interact with, as those pictures [all worth at least a thousand words each], are filed within the same drawer as those meant to inspire greatness....

Wouldn't it be wonderful to forever take pride knowing a few, or perhaps even one, image in that particular collection was referenced in creating THE EXTRAORDINARY....& all this in the year of the 'SELFIE'** 

Because, if there's anything here @ Image Collections that we know about.....it's the unique special quality of the results of using one's personal recipie mixing 'words' with 'pictures' to form the most scrumptious of feasts, sequential art storytelling!....

In fact,...we collect them....and hope you do too....  

....There's Always Time For Being A Hero & Scoring Some New Goals For The Holidays & Next Year......

    THANKS for a GREAT 2013....

     Have FUN, stay safe, and we'll see you soon..... :o)

Image Collections will be closed DEC 25th & JAN 1st......and WILL BE OPEN....DEC 26th BOXING DAY from 12 to 5pm

Also DEC 24 closing @ 5pm......DEC 31st closing @ 6pm

 *prowess: 1. skill or expertise in a particular activity or field....or 2. bravery in battle...[either fit] ....DON'T FEEL BAD about just discovering this now--everyone who knew, didn't at one point, leaving them feeling just as energized about their educational enhancement potential as you do right now,...right?!?... :o)... .also, odds are, if you felt momentarily stumped, you now know how others, sometimes older, not that we're into stereotyping, might feel about the new word.... 

 **selfie: a self-taken picture, easily taken with a digital camera or cell phone, sometimes into a mirror..fashionable today as quick & easy to email, text, or upload to the internet. ....DON'T FEEL BAD about just discovering this now.... those crazy youngsters & hip oldsters are constantly making up new words just to keep us occupied so we don't have time to figure out the acronyms & new expanded contexts of the old ones... :o) <-----let alone all of the emoticons...] 

....some might argue, especially those who've spent any amount of time on our 'website' [*snicker*], we still haven't any clue... :o) 

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Thor 2, Image Collections brings thunder to 5 Drive-In

THOR 2:THE DARK WORLD---WE INVITE YOU to an EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER---WEEKEND of NOV. 9th 2013... 

Thor 2: The Dark World.....Join the Gods & Image Collections as we continue to bring you the most Heroic Movies on THE BIGGEST SCREEN @ the 5 Drive-In, the MUST-VISIT theatrical experience....ESPECIALLY in NOVEMBER[!!!]...... [......we SAID we'd be bringing you activities for EACH COMIC-BASED MOVIE, and we know a little cold air won't slow YOU down, so it doesn't stop us either!....]

Join Us in the 'Image Collections Tent' for THOR 2

.Thor 2 Image Collections Movie Event at 5 Drive-In SAT NOV 9th 2013 Thor comics.

        With what might for thou be a 'one-in-a-lifetime' [[..again, SUPERHERO fans freezing [...if not properly bundled up, which we fully recommend!...] together [...actually we are setting up a special tent... ;o]] ,watching & discussing the sequel to a historically unprecedented movie we would have laughed at the possiblity of its existence only 6 years ago!]]

4 Details, call us & watch this space......[BREAKING NEWS: 'Jack: BAD GRAMPA' is 2nd movie playing with THOR 2!]

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. GET READY for the muscle-bound excitement of our very own   'THOR 2' MOVIE EVENT   coming up the SATURDAY NIGHT of the release weekend [ NOVEMBER 9th ] @ your movie headquarters, The 5 Drive-In....

    [....Drive-In?....November?!?....won't it be 'cool-ish'?.....Yes, but for all good things, sacrifices must be made.....besides,....haven't you EVER heard of 'A COAT'??.....Look at it THIS way, it makes it MORE MEMORABLE, cuts down on the [lazyish] crowds, & proves how much of a 'FAN-Fan' you are!!.....]

"My father walked to school, 4 o'clock every morning, with no shoes on, uphill, both ways, in 5 feet of snow & he was thankful." --Bill Cosby

      SHIVERING could be felt, but ALL for the greater good [& God-of Thunder!] & to get you out of the house after all of that Halloween candy hoarding!

[...is one bag-of-chips really only worth 2 mini chocolate bars??..] 

“I have peanut M&M's up there."---------"Not my style"---------"Raisinets."---------"Feh."---------"Sam Adams."---------
Thor narrowed his eyes. "Cold?"---------"Downright icy."---------
Thor crossed his arms over his chest and told himself he was not pouting like a five-year-old. "I want Milk Duds.”
-----from Lover Reborn, by J.R. Ward....er, not a comic :o)

 Join Us in the 'Image Collections Tent' for THOR 2, activities, PLUS another movie [BAD GRAMPA] and enjoy the BIG-SCREEN 5-DRIVE-IN EXPERIENCE !!!

 

[now with DIGITAL FILM & SOUND!]

stay tuned for MORE!.....Artists/Writers, feel free to contact us.....

.Thor 2 Image Collections Movie Event at the 5 Drive-In SAT NOV 9th 2013 Thor comicss back issues here.

"The noble Thor doth move where he doth please, youth. Yet, methinks thou dost speak too familiar ... to a god!" --Thor in comics 

....IF YOU HAVEN"T JOINED US BEFORE ON ONE OF OUR MOVIE EVENTS....You Must Have Had Some Valid Excuses, Right?....  

  ------Jane Foster: I saw you with the Avengers in New York!
---Thor: I was defending the Earth!
------Jane Foster: Is that your excuse?
---Thor: Yes!
[pause]
-------Jane Foster: It's not terrible...
______from THOR 2: THE DARK WORLD
 
......Well, now's your chance to take part in something FUN & MEMORY-FILLING......SEE YOU THERE!!!!....
  
"I See You SHIVER With Antici..........pation." ----The Rocky Horror Picture Show Quote- (1975 movie)
  
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       Image Collections fully recommends you listen to THAT VOICE in your head which insists on nudging you back towards READING COMICS AGAIN, rediscovering your LOVE OF THE COMICS MEDIUM, & not only picking up an issue or two for old times' sake, but ALSO SHARING IT WITH SOMEONE YOU LOVE....

....and 'THOR'... [or 'AVENGERS', 'SAGA', 'SANDMAN', or 'SAUCER COUNTRY' [about a woman running for US President] ] might JUST be THE PLACE TO RESTART THE DISCOVERY... :o)

Happy Reading......IC :)

 Image Collections 'WOLVERINE CELEBRATION 2013' Event Before Screening of 'THE WOLVERINE' X-men Movie SATURDAY JULY 27th 2013 @ THE 5 DRIVE IN!
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MAN OF STEEL MOVIE 'SUPERMAN-FEST 2013' EVENT JUNE 15th @ THE 5 DRIVE IN by IMAGE COLLECTIONS
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5 Drive In & Image Collections Present The Amazing Spiderman Movie
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The COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS GN comes to life..[and is AMAZING!!!]
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Mark Millar: The Mildly Sneaky Guy Tries To Take Over The Comic Industry With...Egads!...Great Writing...
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24 Hour Comic Book Day 2013 at Image Collections, Our 6th Annual!!! 

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE @ Image Collections
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AVENGERS vs X-MEN PRERELEASE SPECIAL EVENT NIGHT
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Get SPOOKY in Streetsville [Mississauga, near Toronto] @ Image Collections 8th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Comic Fest

Get SPOOKY in Streetsville [Mississauga, near Toronto] @ Image Collections 8th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Comic Fest

.Get to know your new favorite little, red butt-kicker!..The ponies are back in this fun Halloween edition. .The all-ages adventures of SD and the Dynamos continue!..Small but mighty in this full-sized comic. ..

******   Join us this soon-to-be CREEPING-up 2013 weekend BEFORE Halloween, as on SCARY SATURDAY OCTOBER 26th Image Collections presents our 8th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR, complete with tons of events, a COSTUME PARADE, DRAWING LESSONS & FREE COMICS...now in 2 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS....

Halloween Iron Mini-men*****     COSTUMES are a must, with special activities throughout the day, games, balloon animals, face painting, story time, music time, cupcake decorating along with SEASONALLY specific Halloween CRAFTS: from jewelry making, to play-dough sculptures, painting and colouring...

Mini Batman takes time for reading at Image Collections Comic Store in Mississauga Ontario Canada*

***   KIDS [and parents] get into the Halloween spirit by engaging in the various creative and interactive activities offered.....along the traditional rewards of sweet FREE COMICS like SONIC, Batman, Ben-10, SPIDER-MAN, & Skyward!

***   ALSO: as an added BONUS, we will have MINI-COMICS for mini-people, with SUPER DINOSAUR, ADVENTURE TIME, SKETCH MONSTERS, VAMPLETS, & the ZOMBIE KID!!! We even have GIRL-friendly comic books like MY LITTLE PONY, ARCHIE, & POWERPUFF GIRLS!!!...

.....As always, supplies are limited, and the freebies, including cool LOOT-BAGS are...while supplies last, so arrive early!

**   This fun filled FAMILY EVENT caters to younger children (ages 3-8) and is the perfect introduction to a 100+ year-old literary & fun ART-FORM.... Dress your children up in their Halloween costumes and come out to Image Collections 2013 Halloween Comic Fest Spooktacular 2013!

*For GHOSTLY details click below:

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THANKS for READING, both this & the wonderful world of ....COMICS!!!

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COSTUME PARADE & PHOTOS

......A Kids COSTUME PARADE.....Meet at Image Collections [by IDA in Streetsville, Mississauga] for a meet-up before one of the main events...... which takes place down at the STREETSVILLE ARENA.....Anyone [with parents present & along for the ride] who would like to be a part of a MINI SCARY PARADE or pose together as a group for a photo can enjoy the FUN.....then we will be walking down to the Arena .....for CRAFTS, CAKE, & LOTS MORE EXCITEMENT from 2pm to 4pm!!!.....

[all parents are responsible for their children during the walk,....so make sure they have tons of FUN ;o].......ALSO:...Why not lessen tooth decay odds by GIVING AWAY COMICS THIS HALLOWEEN instead of the countless candy...]

SONS OF ANARCHY COMIC BOOM! s IN

......   NEW     from the 'Who'd-Ever-Thought-THAT-Would-Ever-Appear-Dept.' & BOOM! STUDIOS is the renagade on-going monthly SONS OF ANARCHY title just perfect for those who had somehow held back the desire to dip their toe into the hard-hitting yet deeply satisfying MATURE READERS market....despite how many people kept telling them they're missing out on a great ride!...  THIS will get them 'WALKING', soon to be an 'EASY RIDER'.....

SONS OF ANARCHY:The Comic is very unique, and true to the show....& is available at....

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24 Hour Comic Book Day 2013 at Image Collections, Our 6th Annual!!!

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Image Collections is hosting it's 6th ANNUAL 2013 24 Hour Comics Day marathon on Saturday October 5th 2013 at 12:00 NOON until SUNDAY OCTOBER 6th @ 12:00 NOON...

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 ....Yes, THAT's RIGHT!....It's time once again to PLAY,....with a pencil, that is!

You KNOW this is one of those things you MUST-DO before you die....

[Regardless.Of.You.Denying.Your.Own Masterful Talents!]

 "Every child is an artist......24 Hour Comic Book Day 2011 Artists at Image Collections Art Group at comic store Toronto Mississauga Streetsville 2

     .....The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up."
— Pablo Picasso
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Image Collections Art Group (for Artists & Writers) PRESENTS:
  
our '6th Annual 24 HOUR COMICS DAY'
   
 
 
....where everyone is encouraged to partake in a 'CREATIVE COMIC BOOK MARATHON' of sorts,...
 
 testing their own endurance by attempting to... 
 
   Singularily, Each CREATE-A- 24-PAGE-COMIC-IN-JUST-24-HOURS   [plotting/writing/penciling/inking/lettering/colouring/cover/everything!]
 
    ......TOGETHER....in-store!! [see our website for past PICs!]
   
24 Hour Comic Book Day 2009 Artists at Image Collections Art Group at comic store Toronto Mississauga Streetsville 2There is still time to register to involve yourself in this memorable experience, a once-in-a-lifetime 'bucket-list' activity for many.....
 
DISCOVER YOUR ARTISTIC SIDE
 
....and DO something you may never get the chance to again....
  
 
   24 Hours!.....24 Pages!.....1 Artist!......1 Writer!....YOU!!!
   
What?-----24 Hour Comics Day - A Worldwide Event
Why?-----Creative Challenge For Writers / Artists / Painters
 

......Come out & share your SPECIAL BRAND of creativity & prove to EVERYONE [...but ESPECIALLY to the person who counts most, YOU! ;o)...] that you've got what it takes to put pencil to paper & 'spill your story'...24 Hour Comic Book Day 2008 Artists at Image Collections Art Group at comic store Toronto Mississauga Streetsville 2.

    The 2013 24 Hour Comics Day in Canada is the perfect proof you don't need to turn on your television to find out just '...who's got talent?..' , as an accomplished 24 Hour Comics Day [....no easy task...] will forever be a reminder the answer lies with that great smiling face in the mirror....

......and you can't knock that! :o)

.....So when 24 Hour Comic Book Day comes around, it's like opportunity knocking!....

----SAT-----11:30am: INTRO & Beginner Lessons On Producing A Comic Book-------

-----SAT---12:00pm: 24.H.C.B.Day BEGINS @ 12:00 NOON on SATURDAY--------

---SAT---2:00pm to 6:00pm:  'Image Collections 24 Hour Comic Book Day JUNIOR EDITION' **

[...For ALL those whos timetable isn't yet equal to their aspirational 'freedoms'....]

** 'JUNIOR EDITION' [for ANY age] is the creative challange of 4 PAGES in 4 HOURS

 DROP BY & VISIT...if only to come out for a while to show your support for these 'Courageous Crusaders of Creativity'!!!

....4 MORE about  our 2013 24 Hour Comics Day click [HOME] above!    

"You rang?"-----Lurch ,"The Addams Family" [...old,....RETRO Retro-ish!]...TV SHOW  

"Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven's Door....."----Bon Jovi,....from some 'knuckle-hurtin' song

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"I'm Federal Agent Jack Bauer,.......
             ..........and today is the longest day of my life."---Jack Bauer in the repeated introduction. from '24' TV SHOW

Anyone of any age, gender, or skill level...  We want YOU to be a part of  and spread the word for others also!...............  ......Fact is, @ Image Collections, MORE WOMEN have been a part of '24 HR Comics Day' than MEN!!!.

"If there's a book you really want to read,...but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."~Toni Morrison

 

 

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  SATURDAY OCTOBER 5th is ALSO our 5th ANNUAL MIDNIGHT MAGIC DAY.....come out & play the great CCG everyone is talking about.....ALL NIGHT LONG!!! [details SOON!].

Playing MAGIC this Weekend...at Site Logo starting @ 7:30pm SATURDAY NIGHT ......until, yes ,7:30am SUNDAY!!! 
.....yes you DID read that correct!....7am!!!

--We will be Playing CASUAL MAGIC [the card game, no tricks here ;o]  ALSO:

---COMMANDER [E.D.H.]   ---MULTI-PLAYER Tournament  ---3-PACK DRAFTS [8pm,12am,3am]  ---2 Headed GIANT   ---Mini MAGIC......MORE!

---We will be introducing you to at least one format you've never played before...
----Robin: Gosh Batman, dig those flavors; Lemon-Lime, Orange, Raspberry, Pineapple...
----Mr. Freeze: Pick your choice, Boy Wonder!
--1960s BATMAN TV SHow.....NOW CONTINUING as a MONTHLY DC COMIC!!!..."Holy AMAZING, Batman!!!"...ask us for details, boy wonder!!! 
We are still compliling the exact MAGIC timetable, taking feedback into consideration, so If you have a prefered time to take part in any of the above feel free to let us know.....FULL TIMES UP SOON!

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. 'COMIC-ING SOON'....GET READY for the muscle-bound excitement of our very own   'THOR 2' MOVIE EVENT   coming up the SATURDAY NIGHT of the release weekend [ NOVEMBER 9th ] @ your movie headquarters, The 5 Drive-In....

[......drive-in?....November?!?....won't it be 'cool-ish'?.....Yes, but for all good things, sacrifices must be made.....besides,....haven't you EVER heard of 'A COAT'??.....Look at it THIS way, it makes it MORE MEMORABLE, cuts down on the [lazyish] crowds, & proves how much of a 'FAN-Fan' you are!!   ]