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

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 imageLogo5smlr ASKS........ 
   "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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....SO....
....imageLogo5smlr...
has a plan for you
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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....

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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

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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

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 [...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)