BATMAN 66 , The BAT Comes Back...West!

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It makes sense....In fact it makes for perfect BAT-Logic!...
  
Comic stories have grown up lately, as anyone who's sampled their merits recently can attest, with a sophistication and diversity now celebrated and devoured more worldwide than at any time in their 100+ year history...
  
Here in North America, the birthplace of the medium, the capturing of an imagination on paper has long been highlighted by the inner workings of just one of the multitudes of genres present in it, with a firm and constant fixation upon the hugely exploited, yet brilliantly arranged world of the 'hero', which was just 'super' for most....
  
For those who can appreciate a lighter-side of comic book history as a foil to today's complexities, as well as a very nearly PERFECT READ FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY....
 
 
....Not A JOKE!....
 
...The 1960s BATMAN TV Show made famous by its intense focus on not taking itself too seriously is COMING BACK as a new on-going monthly ALL-AGES title called, what else but, 'BATMAN 66'!!!...
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 [....which means its in limited company as one of the few comics your any-aged MOM OR DAD would probably actually WANT TO READ!!!...[...that is, IF they only knew about it...that's up to YOU] ]
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.......Not a Joke!...
 
..BAT-MANIA Continues In 2013's ALL-AGES 'BATMAN 66' COMIC BOOK on-going monthly Series!!  
  
Exploding on the 'mod'-scene in 1966, the 2-nights-a-week somewhat goofy action-er losely based on the format of old-time 1940/50s weekly movie-house serials showcased so-schlocky-it-fit dialog mixed with unreality at its finest, complete with whimsical gadgets aplenty!....
  
The fairly-far-from 'Dark' Knight did an overly exhaustive amount of actual 'detective work' in the program, many times involving a state-of-the-artly named 'BAT-Computer' which deduced many a puzzling situation brought forth by an almost endless parade of energetic, famous guest-stars sometimes eager to please their REAL-LIFE kids....
  
Despite grating on some faithfully-DARK Batman readers [...obviously their concerns of 'The BAT' being tainted long-term held merit...], ABC's all-new 'BATMAN' quickly spawned rabid devout followers [...think comparatively the heights of  'POG' & 'POKEMON' CRAZE-LEVEL...] who tuned-in & paved the way for a BAT-mechandise onslaught not seen again until the early 1990s....
  
Positively entrancing viewing for most youth through the ages, aliken to 'THE FLINTSTONES', the '60s SPIDER-MAN cartoon, & 'SCOOBY DOO', generations of the milk & cookies crowd have considered it must-see TV!
  
Whether it was staying up 'late' for its prime-time debuts, rushing home after school to catch it in perfectly-placed time-wise reruns, or indulging in some late-night 'after-clubbing' retro-watching, small-screen 'BATMAN' has tickled many with its handy enjoyable reason to repel both homework & housework for a bit of  'tongue-in-cheek' serial adventure....
  
Louder than life, the unabashedly distinct personalities gaudily dressed in the show personified the tripy, edgy-for-its- day satire which swept across  North America like a hurricane almost overnight,  leaving forever in its wake hundreds of cliches the comics community [...which bore the brunt of the storm...] would be stuck wading through for decades....lightning had struck!
  
'Setting turbines to speed' in a mixture of tongue-twisters, middling riddles, visually [..yes, visually! ;o] stunning sound effects, & 'puns with punch' via a course in exageration, the mixture proved a textbook example of an 'enjoyable groan' brought together by a fantastic cast of Adam West as Batman / Bruce Wayne, Burt Ward as Robin / Dick Grayson, & kept at the seat of our pants by the unfortunately unhearlded yet memorable narrator William Dozier's over-dramatic "...Will Our Caped Crusaders Survive....?!?", "Meanwhile...", & the classic sendoff "...Tune In Tomorrow, Same BAT-TIME, Same BAT-CHANNEL!",
  
'BATMAN 66', the COMIC BOOK embraces new readers in the same way the show stood strong, moving at a frenetic pace it's wildly entertaining, piercingly effective, & instantly a favourite for anyone fond of the original deadpan material...
  
'BATMAN 66' is as innovative as it is zesty, a creative sandwich of achievement, A landmine of  'easter-eggs' and shoutouts, it explodes as already one of the MOST IMPORTANT POP COMICS of the 21st century!
  
   
  
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'BATMAN '66' is truly the PERFECT COMIC STORY for those who've never read a comic before & it matters not if they have ever experienced the 'laxative-level-laughs' seen here which were such a huge part of the 'original' material [TV-Show]. .....available now and selling fantastic...
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------Robin: "That's an impossible shot, Batman!"
----Batman: "That's a negative attitude, Robin..."
-----from the 1960s 'BATMAN'
  
  
--------Robin: "How about rushing the place, Batman?"
------Batman: "Shh.... I think not, Robin.... All they've done so far is stolen a few items, attempted to kill you, me, and Batgirl. No, I think they plan something really big!..."
  
  
-------Dick: "Awww, heck! What's the use of learning French anyway?"
----Bruce: "Dick, I'm surprised at you! Language is the key to world peace. If we all spoke each other's tongues, perhaps the scourge of war would be ended forever.."
--------Dick: "Gosh, Bruce, yes. I'll get these darn verbs if they kill me!"
  
------Batman: "I know..... Hieroglyphics self-taught are a chore, Robin; but, it is a surefire way to unravel the secrets of the ancient mystics..."
  
--------Robin: "Her legs sort of reminded me of Catwoman's.
"------Batman: "You're growing up, Robin. Remember, in crime-fighting always keep your sights raised..."
  
  
"Some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb!...."
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"I used to think I actually was Batman." ----Justin Timberlake [...who recently (& only half jokingly :o) declared his desire to play BATMAN '66 villain 'THE RIDDLER' on the big screen....while most everyone reading this can attest to our own delusions of 'heroic granduer'...we all hope Justin's personalities are able to remain 'NSYNC'... :o] 
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----Catwoman [1966 TV]: "I'm not just pussyfooting around this time, Batman!."
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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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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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HUGH JACKMAN is BACK as LOGAN in 'THE WOLVERINE', finding LOVE & RIVALS in JAPAN....but FIRST,

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   'Wolverine Celebration 2013' 

  

   ---MEET COMIC ARTISTS!!   -----DRAWS & PRIZES!!  

   ---GET A SKETCH & WATCH IT BEING CREATED!! 

---TALK, DEBATE COMICS & MOVIES!! 

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----GET FILLED IN ON WOLVERINE's COMIC HISTORY!!

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---FIND OUT the BEST LOGAN STORIES EVER!!

---SPECIAL 'AFTER-MOVIE' Live Discussions / Debates

---X-MEN & WOLVERINE TRIVIA Contests!!

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....even MORE details to come! [...stay tuned to our website..below...]

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WOLVERINE is turning up all over, sometimes in places you wouldn't expect, though it's totally forseen lately to be back on the nightstands of milions of X-'ex-readers', no longer willing to sit on the sidelines of some of the most prolific stories in MARVEL COMICS most complex anti-hero's cannon [history]....

For good reason, Logan has had to step-up lately, into roles he's more used to letting others assume, these involve planning, dedication, and a careful crafting of responsibilities....

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You wouldn't believe it if we told you, but READING 'WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN' right now is packed with "Wha?!...No Way!!" CRAZY TWISTS & TURNS starting with a shocking falling-out with his closest-rival yet longtime friendliest-ally!...

Why does KITTY PRYDE choose to be with Logan??......& SO DOES ROGUE!!.....

Who sends WOLVIE BACK TO SCHOOL??....& what does he do with a PROBLEM child?

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Our very own [...fictitious, MARVEL UNIVERSE based... :o] CANADIAN GOVERNMENT funded the controversial 'WEAPON X PROGRAM' which not only spawned our man LOGAN [actual name, JAMES HOWLETT], but also an expansive number of other characters including DEADPOOL [...who's very little like what was seen in the 1st 'WOLVERINE' movie... thankfully!...]......

....Originally carefully revealed only in painfully tiny pieces of INFO, through longtime 'UNCANNY X-MEN' [16+ years!] writer Chris Claremont, original co-creator** Len Wein [...whom also co-created NIGHTCRAWLER, STORM, COLOSSUS, and D.C.'s SWAMP THING among others...], artists Dave Cockrum, John Byrne, & Frank Miller [..yes, THAT one!..], his popularity, versatility, and sales dictated more backstory become available [ be created] on MARVEL's not-so merry mutant....

After some false-starts...No, his costume DID come off, & did NOT contain his trademark claws within it...bits became known as his appearances increased, and finaly a chance at his own series, first 4 issues in 1982, <<#1-cover-by Frank Miller >>> than a welcomed continuing staring role monthly beginning in 1988 till today, both appropriately  named 'WOLVERINE'....

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.* *--Wolverine was also co-created by a long-time-SPIDER-MAN-artist's dad, John Romita Sr, who, as well as being a legendary SPIDER-MAN artist [1960s/70s] himself, shares his name with his son, John Romita Jr [1980s/90s/00s+]... 

[....Remarkably, when combined, one or both 'John Romita's have been ASTONISHINGLY involved in the artwork of almost 1/3 [!!!] of the 700+[seven hundred+39 'Annual'] issues of the pivotal, yet recently cancelled [...WHAT!?,....really??...really! ...], 'The Amazing Spider-man' title [ .....*sniff*...R.I.P, 1963-2012].

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Yellow has strangely played a part in the history of our furry yet feral friend, though not as a personality trait, as he is not one to back down from a bar-brawl or tussle....

  Not a perfect choice for camouflage or stealth, in fact the opposite, as the colour is well documented as attracting attention instead...

[...take note: WHEN, not if, you bring out YOUR OWN COMIC, make the logo yellow! ..]

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"Those who tell the stories rule society."-----------Plato

 

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"Don't make me ANGRY ...You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."-----David Banner, "The Incredible Hulk" TV Show...[.....It works for WOLVERINE 2!  ;o]

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"We are two WILLLD & CRAZZZZY guys!"-----Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd on vacation, on "Saturday Night Live" [ .....As are DEADPOOL & WOLVIE.....Also angry!  ;o]

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"[Norman, the Green Goblin] Osborn??....Even buried deep in prison that nutjob is still giving us grief!!" -----WOLVERINE talking about the political power the CIVIL WAR [storyline] gave Osborn [....a guy who's definitely 'wild & crazy', with repressed anger management issues to boot!...] 

 [...So why would...?!? & What grief...?? JUST READ 'SECRET INVASION' , 'DARK AVENGERS', & when ALL is revealed it makes perfect sense! ....really!!....honest!!!...]

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"Hey, I'm an X-Man and on two Avengers teams. ... Multitasking .... It's my mutant power.... Don't tell anybody." ------WOLVERINE revealing why he's the best at what he does [....and what he does best is, ....SELL comics!!...]

 

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Speaking of which, don't you have this incredible urge to GO OUT & BUY 'WOLVERINE' COMICS, 'X-MEN' COMICS, & 'DEADPOOL' COMICS right now??....

Also, that NEW 'BATMAN 66' all-ages title based on the old 1960s 'Bang/Pow' TV-Show you heard about & were going to buy for all the little people in your life...??

[.....of COURSE you were going to READ IT YOURSELF before giving it as a gift, right?...]

[....because THAT's what everyone does, right?....]

[....yes,... EVERYONE READS COMICS, right?....]

[....even YOU, right?.... ;o]

  

.[.....HA!....Norman Osborn's got nothing on us!....Neither does Cesar Romero's JOKER [1966,TV]....]

[...though the whole 'make-up-over-his-contractually-allowed-mustache' look WAS creepily brilliant!.. :o] 

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Robin: Golly Batman, I'm STILL stumped!! ...How'd he pull that one off?...

 Batman: The mischievious mechanics of portraying a dastardly criminal mind--er,...we're not sure old chum! 

BLATANTLY-BASIC-BAT-BEFUDDLEMENT FROM BATMAN?!??....BLASPHEMOUS!!!....

ROBIN's-REVISIONIST-REALITY-REBUKED REALLY RAMBUNCTIOUSLY??!?....

..Not a Joke!...The 1960s BATMAN TV Show Continues in 2013's ALL-AGES 'BATMAN 66' COMIC BOOK series!!!....

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MAN OF STEEL MOVIE 'SUPERMAN-FEST 2013' EVENT JUNE 15th @ THE 5 DRIVE IN by IMAGE COLLECTIONS

  NEXT STOP for Image Collections........WATCH 'THE WOLVERINE', the latest X-Men movie, SATURDAY JULY 27th with us @ The 5 DRIVE-IN!!!

As is tradition whenever a SUPERHERO [Why are they 'SUPER' again??...Can't they just be 'HEROES'??.., Isn't that good enough??...Seems to be for Bond, Bourne, & Beethoven [ruff-ruff] doesn't it?

  Survivor of 3+ X-MEN MOVIES, Hugh Jackson once again dons the darker toned wardrobe of James Howlett,  better known as....THE WOLVERINE!  The second feature film to spotlight the hairiest non-blue member of the X-team, this one will mostly be focused on his time in JAPAN, which harkens back to ol' Wolvie's 1st few comics, a try-out mini-series of 4 back in 1982....

Still thought, thousands of Logan [W] tales later, to be one of THE GREATEST STORIES EVER for the character [...if not THE BEST..], long time 'X'-writer CHRIS CLAREMONT [...see him & Stan in back-2-back 'X-Men 3: The Last Stand' cameos...] worked with Legendary [Daredevil, Sin City, 300] writer/artist FRANK MILLER to craft a sly homage to JAPANESE HISTORICAL CULTURE, which by then was welcomedly seeping into North America.

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Don't delay your 'Soon-2-B-Million-Seller' as YOUR FANS are waiting, even if they don't know it yet......

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...LEARN The HISTORY Behind The Oldest, Strongest, & Most Famous SUPERHERO In The World, From His Humble CANADIAN-LINKED Beginnings 75+ Years Ago, Through His Many Big & Small Screen Appearances.....

From the 'Red & Blue Boy-Scout's' 1980s 'MAN OF STEEL' Revamp By Canadian Writer/Artist John Byrne, ThroughThe Shocking 1990s SUPERMAN #75, DEATH OF SUPERMAN' Storyline In The 1990s, Right Up To DC COMICS Astonishing Company-Wide Reboot 'JUSTICE LEAGUE #1' In 2011 Which Brought A Brand-New 'ACTION COMICS #1'  With DC's NEW-52!!.

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     The 5 DRIVE IN has long been a staple of the MISSISSAUGA / OAKVILLE border, an out-of-the-ordinary movie watching experience in a 'so-old-its-fresh' outside-the-box methodology mixing a long lost increased social openness encouraging interaction & creativity [seen in many a variation of the S.U.V. spawned mini 'tent-city'] with the laid-back times of yore!

     The experience comes across as welcoming as the warm friendly staff manning the diner-styled Snackbars, doling out traditional fare alongside the unconventional [..Pickle-on-a-stick, anyone?..:o], while providing the ambiance of THE place where hot popcorn was meant to be eaten....

      Everything about the theater screams nostalgia, seemingly able to invoke memories of past dates both of family & fun, of frolicks & fortune in a revival of a time few attendees, based on their ages, should even be able to fathom, yet embrace....

      As for film viewing, putting aside screens larger than most houses, not bringing up the   overwhelming desire to confirm the vast number of 'perfect spots to watch' [..including the ability to portably pick one..] how many theaters provide adjustable seating, flexable volume, natural air conditioning, a children's playground, a vollyball court, don't mind if you chat or use your cellphone, offer at least 2 MOVIES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE, and let you walk around, while giving you a pleasent versatile atmosphere....where, if desired, one can look straight up...at nature's own atmosphere.... 

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  DC COMIC's 'BIG RED' has been one of the very few constants both in DC COMICS continuity, as well as the overall medium of on-going SEQUENTIAL ART....

Having 1st appeared in 1938's 'ACTION COMICS #1' [..the ORIGINAL waaaay before the 'NEW-52' version..] back in a pre-World War 2 USA, this galently-garbed gent jumped right off the page and quickly became the unofficial spokesperson for an entire new entertaining & educational form of storytelling, one that elevated the dreams of millions, inspiring those both on & off the comic page to better themselves through truth to a previously unhearlded state of being 'SUPER'....

Likening to the steps taken by a confident DAILY PLANET reporter, the future voice of a generation headed into international conflict leaped to a popularity unseen in the hastened

 

 

 

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.........It's ALWAYS A PARTY when everyone knows Stanley is coming to town [...or at least a city...] especially when it's YOUR FAVORITE TEAM who ends up playing hostess... HOCKEY CARDS buying & selling enjoy a SPIKE in sales during this special time of year...

 

TRADING HOCKEY CARDS of both winning & losing players are FUN-TIMES... [...astute collectors know you can get more of the latter for the former in Springtime... :o] &....

 

......it also give your special someone a great reason to get off the couch.....

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  Marvel's unique 'Indy-Feeling' out-of-tights realist 'HAWKEYE'...the Romeo & Juliet meets STAR WARS inspired 'SAGA'  ....... & Brian M. Bendis written 'X-MEN' titles are all attracting tons of attention...... Robert Kirkman's  AMC darlings 'THE WALKING DEAD' & 'THIEF OF THIEVES' [also coming soon to TV] continue to IMPRESS NEW READERS.......while Mark Waid's 'DAREDEVIL' builds steady like all Valiant's titles............as Scott Snyder's 'BATMAN' & his creepy RETURN-OF-THE-JOKER storyline domiinates all heroic comic artistry by-far!

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.....ALL-AGES COMICS are having a surge in popularity as next-generation-rug-rats are quickly learning READING IS FUN!....

.....for MORE on KIDS COMICS, see our 'FUN-STUFF' & 'ALL-AGES' Pages  [on the side ;o].......

 

............5 drive-in theater now playing coming soon...........

 

 .Comics..Comics..Comics..Comics.

 

COME ON OUT for...

 

    FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013  

 

at IMAGE COLLECTIONS in Mississauga & Help Us....

 

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CELEBRATE COMICS

SATURDAY MAY 4th 2013 from 9:30am - 6:00pm

[...groovy 'FAN-Line-Up' starts @ 7am...with prizes]

 

9:30am - 6:00pm -- 8+ Hours - Over 100 Comic-Related Interactive Activities,
Live-In-Person Debates, Discussions, Jams, Presentations, Showcases,
Showdowns, Teachings, Workshops, Games & more!

 

 

 

     ACTIVITIES start @ 9:30am 

 

  Image Collections [Store] opens @ 10:00am 

 

    FREE COMIC BOOKS begin @ 10:30am 

SAVE BIG $$$.....up to 90% OFF!!!

4 LARGE version of what's happening click 'FCBDay'-'2013' link page

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On Saturday May 4th IMAGE COLLECTIONS will host their 13th ANNUAL 'FREE COMIC BOOK DAY' <link>

As one of the Oldest, Largest, and Most Popular Events of its kind in CANADA, our famous PARKING-LOT of activites

not only provides excitement for the long-time-reader, but also is a perfect jumping on point for the NEW & WANTING...

  COME ON OUT  as we provide an accessable 'ground-floor' to DISCOVERING, LEARNING ABOUT, APPRECIATING &

even CREATING COMICS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, & other forms of SEQUENTIAL ART.....

....details below & MORE coming....

MUCH MORE COMING.......link below

Thanks for reading b4 [ :o) ] clicking....

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HOCKEY CARDS [and Hockey] are back for the 2012-13 Season, and here's a quick look-see for you.....

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----2013 SCORE HOCKEY have cool new subsets like 'FIRST-GOAL', 'NET-CAM', & 'THE FRANCHISE" with 'HOT ROOKIES'!

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---2013 O-PEE-CHEE HOCKEY have a clean, crisp, classic design, with 'LEGENDS', 'ALL-STARS', 'Team-Retro-Logo-PATCHES' & more!

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..VANGUARD leading a new VANGUARD of C.C.G.s* ?......

The newest of the seemingly steady line of Collectible Card Games

[...wow, THAT took awhile [see near TOP of this page] to explain what-the-sheep "*" meant..."thanks for nothing" says reader-in-flux....dang'd acronyms!! :o]

 which have appeared ever since MAGIC [the 1st] debuted back in 1993 has longtime players seeing some interesting developments in this relatively recent release.... 

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..... IT'S BACK..... I.C.'s 6TH ANNUAL....

NATIONAL HOCKEY CARD DAY @ IMAGE COLLECTIONS

is on....SATURDAY FEBURARY 17th [11am-6pm] 

with plenty of FUN STUFF PLANNED, including get your very own FREE PACK OF UPPER DECK CARDS featuring the top NHL Stars of the past 35 YEARS!!!.....

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.....MAGIC [the trading card game] GATECRASHER [2013] comes out early FEBURARY....

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......THINGS ARE A'CHANGING in the LAND OF PETER PARKER!! [For best results read AMAZING #698,#699, & #700].... While SPAWN #227 has a familiar look to it..... One of MARVEL's BEST READS lately is the GIANT-TRIPLE-SIZED, 100-PAGES-LONG, all ONE STORY  [a rarity today] FANTASTIC FOUR #600....INCREDIBLE HULK #600 also has SPIDEY kicking around in it........FOR MORE of I.C.'s comics meanderings, check out our 'Reading Comics' Page.....

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Superior Spi.#1 - Amazing Spi.#300 - Spawn#227 - Amazing#700 - Amaz.#698 - Amaz.#583 - Fantastic Four #600-Hulk#600

 

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It May Seem Like 'THE WALKING DEAD' Is Over-Rated, As It Balances A Monthly Series From IMAGE COMICS, NOVELS, Video Games, & One Of The Highest Rated TV Shows Of The Season...

......But,  IF YOU'VE EVER READ THE ORIGINALS, YOU KNOW ......

Drama, Shocking Twists, & Page-Turning Suspense, Mixed With True Emotional

Highs & Lows, There Is Much MORE To This,

 THE BESTSELLING GRAPHIC NOVEL For 3 Straight Years!!!...

[.....The TV SHOW is almost 50% NEW Content From The Darker Comic, or Vice-Versa.....]

[........so YES, you CAN ENJOY [and not ruin] BOTH......]

Volume One is The Beginning   --   Volume 3 is approx When Season 3 Begins

Volume 5 Introduces 'The Governor' [much differently]

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Try 'WALKING DEAD #1' for only $1 @ , and also READ 'Thief Of Thieves'[$1], also by Robert Kirkman!

......FOR MORE about Image's 'THE WALKING DEAD', check out our 'Reading Comics' Page.....

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Keep Your Eyes On DC COMICS New-52 Smash 'BATMAN'.....

...as stated [WAY] below & on our 'READING COMICS' Page:...

...The RETURN OF THE JOKER storyline, mixed with the crafty, modern-noir, horror-like Scott Snyder story texture is SURE to pull in some WALKING DEAD READERS while, once word got out [of his ideas] to other DC writers they wanted in, the elongated  format should only expand 'BATMAN's readership to heights unseen in decades!!!

....'BATMAN' is TRULY again a Knight of the Dark now....

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...If you thought Heath's version was a landmark..

[which it was], then you owe it to yourself to try Scott Snyder's with the DC-New-52...

WARNING: Not for the Squeamish! 

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come CELEBRATE COMICS on SAT MAY 4th

 

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On Saturday May 4th IMAGE COLLECTIONS will host their 12th ANNUAL 'FREE COMIC BOOK DAY'

 

As one of the Oldest, Largest, and Most Popular Events of its kind in CANADA, our famous PARKING-LOT of activites

 

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..has some pretty cool stuff upcoming, like the NEW ALEX [Marvels] ROSS painted project 'MASKS'...

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The soon-to-be out 'MARVEL NOW' [think mini NEW-52] re-launched 'IRON MAN' title is looking quite spiffy.....

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[for MORE details, click on our READING COMICS page [on the SIDE]  ;o]

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2012-13 PANINI NHL HOCKEY STICKERS & Stickerbooks are now available....

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Here @ Image Collections, we're all falling for DAREDEVIL, the newly re-launched [ugh, yeah we know you all, like us, could do without hearing THAT word as much ;o] Mark ['Kingdom Come, 'Irredeemable'] Waid written throwback title....

....PERFECT for a little 'fresh air' in a sometimes stuffy...

........READING PILE!

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24-HOUR-COMIC-BOOK-DAY in CANADA Strikes Again @ Image Collections.....

 

          "PREVIOUSLY........................on 24"......

 

.24 Hour Comic Book Day 2009 Artists at Image Collections Art Group at comic store Toronto Mississauga Streetsville 2.24 Hour Comic Book Day 2008 Artists at Image Collections Art Group at comic store Toronto Mississauga Streetsville 2.24 Hour Comic Book Day 2011 Artists at Image Collections Art Group at comic store Toronto Mississauga Streetsville 2.

 

-----Jack Bauer: "I'm Federal Agent Jack Bauer,.....and today is the longest day of my life."----[Repeated introduction. from '24' TV SHOW]      "Your own creations are your own children;...you gave life to them,...so you’ll always have,... if not more passion to them,... more connections to them." ----Brian K.Vaughan [..talking about working on 'creator-owned' projects..]     [He would KNOW, as he has extensive-experience writing his own 'Y-the-LAST-Man', 'Ex-Machina', and th/new 'Saga']

 

MORE on our '24's: < http://sundayartist.wordpress.com/tag/24-24/ >

 

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****BREAKING NEWS**** "Breaking-The-Hearts-Of-So-Many...In Different Ways...It Is Now Official!!!.............. Perfect For The Two Distict Markets Of Both 'Fawning' & 'Foddering',....We Amicably Pass Along The News That... YES!!!...THERE WILL-BE A 'JUSTIN BIEBER-SERIES-2-TRADING-CARD-SET'!!!......

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BIG NEWS: VENOM IS BACK in a FLASH!!!

...Why, oh why is THAT both funny & PUNny at the same time?...

.....guess you'll have to READ IT!.....Check out the NEW 'VENOM' monthly

ongoing series....

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....... NEWS.......JIM LEE , industry superstar & currently the main artist on 'JUSTICE LEAGUE', will be headed to 'SUPERMAN' along with current BATMAN writer SCOTT SNYDER in a NEW ONGOING SERIES to begin this spring!!!.....

BATMAN #13 SALES better than WALKING DEAD #100?...

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   "CAN 'BATMAN #13' beat out 'THE WALKING DEAD #100' for the BEST SELLING COMIC OF THE LAST DECADE?".... 
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....we think it has a great chance....
[...or at least MORE PEOPLE will go home with [..and READ..] a copy of BATMAN #13 than W.D.#100..]
......huh??....explain, please...ok,...
WALKING DEAD #100 had 7 regular covers while BATMAN #13 [the return of the JOKER] has generally only one...
......and......
.....just so you know, to compare, either one would only have sold 1/15th of the sales of JIM LEE's 'X-MEN #1' from back in 1991...when speculation in the market was huge due to the 'sportcard implosion'...
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DC NEW 52 BATMAN #0 ISSUES TELL NEW PRE-BATMAN ORIGIN ONE-SHOT TALES...

   The DC-NEW-52 'BATMAN' #0 issues [below] are excellent examples of rising to the challenge of taking a fresh perspective on a franchise almost 80 years old and revitalizing it with an almost renaissance-like freshness that smells [...and READS..] just as appealingly as the buttery popcorn you snarfed down while taking in BATMAN's latest 'DARK KNIGHT' movie..... and they've been almost as SUCESSFUL...
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...READ the BATMAN #0s and get his 'DC-NEW-52' UNIVERSE origins....
From the beginnings of THE BATCAVE to ironing out NEW TECH...these stories are not to be missed!!!
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.....and some of the OTHER BAT-RELATED #0 ISSUES are.....
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NIGHTWING #0  --    TALON #0    --   CATWOMAN #0 --  BIRDS of PREY #0 --   BATGIRL #0    -- TEEN TITANS #0  --  BATWOMAN #0
.....and if you really need more reasons to pick up some of these DC NEW 52 #0s, most of them contain storylines and/or 1st APPs which will.... .....ROCK the NEW DC UNIVERSE over the next years to come...
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 .......DC, that was then, THIS IS NOW........
 
.....YOU ARE READING the REBOOTED 'DC-NEW--52', right??.....
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.....does it end with the #0 ISSUES?....Not a chance as.....
BATMAN #13 which has the RETURN OF THE JOKER is written by SCOTT ['American Vampire'] SNYDER!!
...with ART by former SPAWN artist GREG CAPULLO!!!
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....< PSSSSTTTTTTTT....HERE'S A LITTLE SECRET >.....
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....WE'RE JUST GOING TO KEEP BETWEEN OURSELVES, OK....
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....yes, Yes, YES...WE KNOW...THAT..
FRANK MILLER, ALAN MOORE, and STAN LEE...
...not to mention JACK KIRBY, WILL EISNER,..
[..& T.McFarlane, J.Lee, and G.Perez...]
....are ALL LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK STORYTELLERS that...
 .....ANYONE & EVERYONE would LOVE TO READ.....
....EVEN IF it meant going out of their comfort zone a bit while page-turning about...
....er,...mostly 'DRESS-UPs' ?!? doing CRAZY things....
....it's just that...
...well,...THEY DON'T KNOW that!!!
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......We suggest [...after your 8th or 40th attempt to reason with them...] to instead.....
......pick up a DC COMICS-VERTIGO TITLE and leave it lying around the house.....
.....[but away from the kiddies :o].....
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.....VERTIGO: It's like watching TV after 9pm...but usually much better!!!....
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ZOMBIES INVADE ARCHIE COMICS?!?!....

....ZOMBIES invade!!!!!.....ARCHIE COMICS?!?!....

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...ARCHIE COMICS will be host to a RIVERDALE invasion in which some 'REAL-LIFE smootchers' will help out...

5 Drive-In Dark Knight Rises, Batmobile added to Image Collections BAT-FEST Event

              BATMAN-FEST is this SATURDAY!!!

       .....come join-in as we celebrate the 75+YEARS of Bruce Wayne & the arrival of some tiny movie...

                                   FIRST OFF.....The BIG NEWS is some EXTREME-added-value to our 5 Drive-In Dark Knight Rises Batmobile BAT-FEST Event Image Collections comic store coming soon now playing Saturday batman spiderman pictures mobile Rear'BATMAN- FEST' @ The 5 DRIVE-IN for the 'DARK KNIGHT RISING' movie upcoming up this weekend [SAT.JULY 21st]...

How about seeing a REAL-LIVE-BAT-MOBILE??....Remember 1989's smash-hit 'BATMAN'?.... Want to see one?.....If not, don't come out SAT....

 image collections Event Dark Knight Rises 3b

Preview   Preview     Comic Book Artist Derek at Image Collections Art Group at comic store Mississauga Streetsville 2   IC ART GROUP mini 5   Spent Pencils Art Group at Image Collections The Dark Knight Sketches For Pledges Fan Favorites at Image Collections 5 drive in Event  Lots of ARTISTS to meet........ Daniel Wong - Adonis Howard - Michele L - Derek Tse ....MORE

 Batman Knightfall Bane Story Breaks Back Graphic Novel Image Collections 5 Drive In Event Mississauga The Dark Knight Rises Dark Knight Batman Comics Mississauga Ontario Toronto THANX for spreading the word [you tweeter, you! ;o] , we can't do it all...it takes YOU to make an event, especially an exciting one like this!

With Lots of FRIENDS, FUN, FREEBIES, DRAWS & PRIZES, TRIVIA, Free Sketches, Amazing BAT-READING, COMICS-MOVIE-TV-REMEMBRANCES, Learn 2 Draw BATMAN & BANE (...even if you can't draw :o), SKETCHING DUELS, BAT-TALK CHAT, VOTE for THE BEST of everything BATMAN, and Learn about  BANE's big 'KNIGHTFALL' storyline involving the 'Breaking of the BAT'!

           

 LAST YEAR DC Comics shockingly cancelled ALL of their long-running heroic titles, relaunching an ENTIRE UNIVERSE, for more info, including an illuminating review of the acclaimed NEW BATMAN title [...see above #1-6, below artwork..]   Read about DC COMICS 'NEW-52 Reboot' here:   http://www.imagecollections.ca/reading-comics

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DC COMICS ongoing BATMAN is turning lots of heads and is widely held as the BEST TITLE of all the 'NEW-52's!

           

DARK KNIGHT RISES looming large in Image Collections 2012 Batman Movie Event at the 5 Drive-In Theater

Upcoming SPECIAL EVENTS @ Image Collections Misissauga's COMIC & CARD Store for over 22 years!

SATURDAY

 

July 21st

Image Collections and The 5 DRIVE-IN Present....

 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Movie plus Special BAT-RELATED ACTIVITIES B-4

Yes Virginia, THIS STORY may well be ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING ARTICLES YOU READ THIS YEAR, for many reasons [...especially if you live in Southern Ontario, and are a COMICS FAN...], with a few of them BATMAN, specifically THE DARK KNIGHT RISES related!!!.... ;o)

                                                                                                                 
                            SEE BATMAN on the BIG SCREEN!                     
                                        (.......and we mean BIG!!!)                            
                                                                                                                  
          THE  DARK  KNIGHT  RISES       
               .......IT ONLY MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO.....                 
    .......WATCH THE HOTTEST MOVIE ON THE PLANET!!!......      
                        ........ON ITS OPENING WEEKEND......                                   
   ........ON THE LARGEST [o] MOVIE SCREEN IN CANADA.......  
                                                                                                                 
                                          [.....details below.....]                                  

As we've stated before, Image Collections has been busy putting together some VERY special SPECIAL EVENTS this year for those who LOVE COMICS!...

IC ART GROUP mini 5That ever expanding group includes people like YOU who read about them (...well, aren't you doing just THAT right this instant?... :o), those talented, imaginative, and...**sniff**....somewhat underLOVEd persons who CREATE THE COMICS WE READ [...like those we and you support in our 'Image Collections Art Group' [see our website]], and the jolly-good folk who REGULARLY READ COMICS in whatever form they wish....

Be patient reading this, and YOU TOO WILL LEARN about the NEXT BIG 'BATTY' EVENT we are bringing you...

First, try to enjoy some of the just slightly annoying overly-wordy, over-written, and seemingly painful-to-read, yet STILL under-stated, under-hyped, and under-appreciated bits of educationally motivated information which, over time, you've come to expect from that peculiar COMICS & CARDS SHOP in Streetsville, Mississauga [near Toronto]  

     NEW-COMIC-BOOK-DAY WEDNESDAYS  @ Image Collections.......just saying ;o)   

More than at any point in history, North Americans are newly discovering something most of the rest of the world has known for many decades, that is, in the right combinations [...and there IS NO hard, set-in-stone actual ratio for it...], the mixtures of ARTISTRIES, WORDS, COLOURS, and 'inkingly' precise SPECIAL EFFECTS can result in some SPECTACULAR EMOTIONALLY-INTELLIGENT EXPERIENCES for those exposed to it....

Yes, that's right, though too few have, [...and fewer still will admit to it...] it IS POSSIBLE to have your emotions jarred to the point of tears while reading 'PICTURESQUE GRAPHICS'....sometimes over the fates of favourite characters, others over storytelling subjects which push the boundaries of human experience, both in fiction and in fact [non-fiction]... 

'SEQUENTIAL ART' has long been an important part of humanity, from the confoundedly baffling cave drawings right up to the equally confoundedly baffling instructions for your new wide-screen televison, 'SCRIBBLES', in a particular line structure are a very useful tool to spread messages and usually have actually been VERY helpful to us when having to explain complexities and break them into digestable bits of info...

      

    

    For example, the BATMAN LOGO, in almost any of the many versions made famous over the years, is recognized throughout the world, regardless of whether or not the English word "Batman" is used.  Similarily with SPIDER-MAN, and, among others, there is no need to understand the letter before 'T' and after 'R' to know the triangularly enclosed RED 'S' can "MAKE YOU BELIEVE A MAN CAN FLY"....

As an almost borderless medium, COMICS successfully have been writtten to SPREAD THE WORLD'S CULTURE easily and effectively thoughout the continents, and in places like JAPAN, HONG KONG, BELGIUM, FRANCE, The UK, and even parts of Africa and South Africa, generations of people have been brought up surrounded by genres of seriously examined, critically praised, and sometimes shockingly relevant PROOF THAT COMICS WORK.... 

  

Sure, in North America, we like our own BRANDS OF HEROICS, especially in COMICS, where super-stories have iconically elevated some interestingly attired characters into modern mythology and, with almost a century of tales told, many of them have accended to the status of LEGENDARY READS, such as WATCHMEN, MARVELS, BATMAN:THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, MARVELS, BATMAN: YEAR ONE, ASTRO CITY, IDENTITY CRISIS, DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN, X-MEN: The Dark Pheonix Saga, and many more....

        

Other non-traditional titles of HALL-OF-FAME deserving mentions are MAUS [...a deconstructions of WW II...], SANDMAN [...a masterful telling of our inner selve's questions...], FABLES [...exiled characters finding their way back to their stories...], BLANKETS [...a romance seen through religion...], PERSEPOLIS [..a Middle-Eastern exploration of human nature...], and relatively faithful adaptions of the WIZARD OF OZ & JANE AUSTEN Novels    

 

 So far this year, you've been a part of our movie presentations of MARVEL's AVENGERS and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

2012 The Amazing Spider-Man

 [...both great, engrossing, and currently bi-weekly, comic series AVAILABLE NOW @ Image.C. featuring Web-Head, yes as an AVENGER also!!!...] with still more to come....

...and with arguably the most anticipated film to hit the screen in years, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, we are looking to keep that streak alive with another night full of excitement to rival what is expected when the movie lights go on [..."lights go on"??....remember the theater we're associated with? ;o]...

It is now official.....

Not only are we teaming-up with the largest outdoor screen to see a movie on in ALL OF CANADA, to bring you the soon-to-be-smash latest installment of the caped-crusader's quest to make the great [director] Christopher Nolan a true Superhero, but looky here:...... 

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                                  IMAGE COLLECTIONS    &     THE 5 DRIVE-IN Theater                                       
                                                           Present FOR You....                                                                
                                                                                                                                                     
  
Come on out for....
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'BATMAN COMIC KNIGHTS NIGHT'
see 'THE DARK KNIGHT RISES' ............plus ANOTHER movie T.B.A.
 
-------SATURDAY JULY 21.....
 
 
....BAT-Stuff...From 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
@ THE 5-DRIVE-IN [ Located @ 9th Line & Dundas St]
.......meet us there!
 
-----with MANY things which may make it a VERY memorable night....
-----Meet Talented LOCAL COMIC BOOK ARTISTS & WRITERS!
-----Chat & Share YOUR THOUGHTS on the 'The Dark Knight Rises'!
-----Vote For The 'Greatest Batman Story' from the comics & the movies!
-----Baffling BATMAN Trivia with Cool BATTY-Prizes!
-----BATMAN Card Scramble [tentative]
-----'The Dark Knight Rises' movie will follow our activities
-----LOTS more INFO coming [...including a Facebook Event Page...]
 
----AND......Now CONFIRMED...
....... THE  BATMOBILE !!!!!
  [[[[yes,......tell your friends!......A REAL in-person BATMOBILE!!!]]]]]
The 5 DRIVE-IN hosts A BATMOBILE for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES movie on SAT JULY 21st 2012!

By the way, don't 'DREDD' the end of our Events, as to 'JUDGE' so would be premature...

To LEARN MORE about the BATMOBILE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batmobile

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VISIT the FAMOUS '5' @ http://www.5drivein.com 

To LEARN MORE about the widely read worldwide COMICS MEDIUM:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comics

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-----2011 COMIC FACT------HIGHLY polarizing, DC COMICS announced they would be stopping all of
 their DC [Superhero] UNIVERSE titles in AUGUST, then 'START OVER' with 52
ALL NEW #1s in SEPTEMBER.....which they DID!....

 DC COMICS 'NEW-52' Highlights So Far:
 
-----------JLA haven't met yet [with Jim Lee art!] and are just forming!
 
----------BATMAN caught up with pulse-enhancing intense OWL-issues! [see our READING COMICS page]

....For MORE COMICS FUN read way below our....

...imageLogo5smlr..GUIDE TO COMICS PART 21.8:

"......Now They're Not Just-Some Comics That You Used To Know..."
 it's far below......:o)

[ Read...'BATMAN #1', 'CATWOMAN #1',

& 'DETECTIVE COMICS #1' of DC-NEW-52...

...for CRAZY-Out-Of-Nowhere-Blow-Your-Mind Last Pages!!!] 

5 Drive In & Image Collections Present The Amazing Spiderman Movie

 

Upcoming SPECIAL EVENTS @ Image Collections Misissauga's COMIC & CARD Store for over 22 years!
SATURDAY June 30th

Image Collections Art Group Meet Up @ Image Collections

@ 4:00 - 6:00pm  ---  PLAY MAGIC The Card Game --- Bring Your Deck                  

     
SUNDAY  July 1st

 CANADA DAY in STREETSVILLE...Excitement in the Square

Come and VISIT US....IMAGE COLLECTIONS 'CANADIAN HEROES'  Interactive Artwork Station will once again be a part of STREETSVILLE's 'middle of town' 'RED-DAY'...

Streetsville 'Old-School' TOWN-FEST
@ 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Event with hours of entertainment on stage, food & drinks,
 clowns, COMICS [us!], and, later on...
@ 10:00 aprox. 
quite the spectacular [...and FREE...] giant fireworks display!]
 
   

 @ Image Collections

 MONDAY July 2nd 

   @ 5:00 -8:00pm  ---  PLAY MAGIC The Card Game ---- Bring Your Deck      

   @  7:30 ---  PLAY MAGIC The Card Game ---- [3-pack] DRAFT    

TUESDAY  July 3rd
 
.......IT ONLY MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO.....
......WATCH THE HOTTEST MOVIE ON THE PLANET!!!......
........ON ITS OPENING DAY......
........ON THE LARGEST [o] MOVIE SCREEN IN CANADA.......
 
 
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SPIDEY on the BIG SCREEN!
                           (and we mean BIG!!!)
 
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               IMAGE COLLECTIONS   &   THE 5 DRIVE-IN Theater
      Present To You.....
 
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN movie
 
B4 t / movie: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm We Will Be Presenting A 'SPIDER-FEST''
--Spider-Trivia   --Spider-Sketching   --Spider-CHATs   --Learn 2 Draw Spidey!
Meet Comic Book Artists & Writers
 
Join us for 'THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN" plus ANOTHER movie T.B.A.
@ THE 5-DRIVE-IN [ Located @ 9th Line & Dundas St]
opt to meet @ Image Collections @ 6:00pm or meet us there!
 
......If THAT isn't enough to get you out....
the cost of this ONE-TIME SPECIAL-EVENT is.... ONLY $5.00!!!!
 
[...can't make it out?..that's OK, the longtime favourite 5-DRIVE-IN [now ALL DIGITAL :o] is open everyday during the summer at its very affordable regular prices...]
 
Come Celebrate The Continuing Movie Saga Of...
 Your Friendly Neighborhood SPIDER-MAN!

VISIT the FAMOUS '5' @ http://www.5drivein.com

2012 The Amazing Spider-Man

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VISIT the FAMOUS '5' @ http://www.5drivein.com

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.............and just WAIT to see what we've got planned for BATMAN!!!.... :o)

Magic The Gathering Core Set 2013 Card Game Now Here....

          Now in-stock and available as packs & decks & boxes, and more......

        

         

PLAY MAGIC the CARD GAME @ Image Collections

PLAY MAGIC....FRIDAY JULY 13th...1:00pm, 4:00 Draft 2013, traditional I.C.release 6:00 Draft 2013

PLAY MAGIC....SATURDAY JULY 14th....1:00pm, and 4:00pm Constructed &/or Draft

PLAY MAGIC....SUNDAY JULY 15th........1:00pm:Constructed &/or Draft

PLAY MAGIC....MONDAY JULY 16th.......4:00pm & 6:00pm:Constructed &/or Draft