ZOMBIES INVADE ARCHIE COMICS?!?!....

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

...................

...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

    ............ 

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)

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

Free Comic Book Day 2012?.....PLUS: Watch 'THE AVENGERS' MOVIE with IMAGE-C!!!

 Free Comic Book Day 2012 is almost here......SAT MAY 5th 2012from 9am - 6pm [make note]

[...Go put it in your SMARTPHONE and / or mark it 'old-school' on the FAMILY CALENDAR.... we'll wait.... :o]

 

 

PLUS: Watch 'THE AVENGERS' MOVIE with us![ Below: WHICH 'Avengers' book you should read b4 the movie! ]

...Discover the latest updates on what IMAGE COLLECTIONS has planned THIS year [and other year's highlights :o].....just ....

 CLICKY-CLICK HEREhttp://www.imagecollections.ca/fcbd

 Take the day off........as we will have activites throughout the day starting @ 9am - 6pm & so far, we have LOTS of  FUN for prospective future ARTISTS & WRITERS, and many chances to spread the word on your favourite books!!!

We will be focusing on ALL aspects of the comic industry...with much more info to come...

----LINE-UP begins @ 8am,,.....details SOON!

---- Activities begin @ 9am,,.....details SOON!
---- All-Ages Title Spotlights begin @ 9am,.....SONIC, SCOOBY DOO, SUPER DINO, ARCHIE, BONE, SABRINA,details SOON!
---- Store Opens @ 9:30am,,.....details SOON!
---- GAMES begin @ 10am,,.....details SOON!....
 
----------FREE COMICS begin @ 10:30am,
---- MARVEL HOUR @ 1pm,.....AVENGERS, SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN, GHOST RIDER....details SOON!
---- DC POWER HOUR @ 2pm,...DC's 'THE-NEW-52'...BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE, SUPERMAN, GREEN LANTERN.details SOON!
--- IMAGE Comics SPOTLIGHTS @ 3PM,,.....'SAGA', 'SPAWN', CHEW, details SOON!
--- 'THE WALKING DEAD' Discussions 'Dead'-HEADs Meet @ 4PM,
--- VERTIGO Spotlights & Discussions @ 5pm,.....'FABLES', 'YtheLAST MAN', 'details SOON! 

As for the EVENT itself.....

 We’d like to see it stand tall as a ‘Literary Holiday’ encouraged by many of those who, sadly, are still unaware of its existence.... 

imageLogo5smlr     S  A Y S . . . . . . . Supporting LOCAL TALENT means expanding the industry!!!         

 

    THE AVENGERS MOVIE,.... live-action & prime-time is due to hit theaters, stay-tuned HERE for your chance to experience it.....BIG!!!....and learn about an Event you never thought you'd see.... [....actually, what odds would you have been given in betting to EVER see a non-animated 'AVENGERS' movie on the silver screen??....]..

    Who doesn't just LOVE Samuel L. Jackson [...created as Nick Fury WAY before the movies in MARVEL's 'modernistly' designed 'ULTIMATE COMICS', an on-going 2nd Universe...<<see below>>]....epspecially when he's ordering around 'EARTH's MIGHTYEST',......WANT MORE?!....Looking 4 then READ:.

 

 

imageLogo5smlrsays......Marvel's mightiest, 'The AVENGERS' titles, have been simply amazing reads lately!

 

The perfect place to START READING 'THE AVENGERS' is @ the 'AVG: Disassembled' point [...collection always kept in stock... ;o], where huge ramifications lead to the dissolving & rearranging of the team a-la DC's 'JUSTICE LEAGUE', with big-gun characters SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE being asked to play parts...

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Fan-Favourite, and Canadian,EH?, artist extraordinaire David Finch [...now at DC Comics, on 'BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT'...] provided the widescreen, show-stoping art, perfectly matched with Brian Michael Bendis' action w/character narratives which lead to 'The Avengers' becoming a welcomed 21st Century 'extended-family' for its members....

....which they needed....as FEW would have ever expected what trials lay ahead......

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Before the movie, IF YOU ONLY READ ONE AVENGERS BOOK, just one, the fast-paced thrill-ride that'll keep you awake & at attention is.....

Ok, we admit it, picking just ONE of these is like choosing between potential date-mates on a Friday night [...pick the UGLY one, you'll both be happier... :o]....so we offer double the choice....

[....Technically speaking, these ARE different MARVEL UNIVERSES [one, the modern 'ULTIMATE COMICS line-up created in 2000, the other created in 1961 with Fantastic Four #1!...], and both are TRUE CEREBRAL ACTION for the thinking reader!...]

 

1........If you have a political bone, enjoy tainted heroics, and generally steer clear of MARVEL, we suggest to READ: 

'----THE ULTIMATES'........a cliche-smashing reality of a 'heroism' in modern day, splashed with shady political undertones leaving oneself with a burning satisfied sensation once digested...

....OR.......

2......If you LOVE SUPERHEROES, enjoy their interactions, and have a sneaky feeling you haven't left them behind just yet [...you're RIGHT, like always!... ;o], then READ:

'CIVIL WAR'.........the prototype grown-up MARVEL tale breaks everything, and doesn't fix it....the most realistic crossover they've ever attempted forces YOU to seriously question..."Whose Side Are YOU On?

 

....and GUESS WHAT?.....they are BOTH written by the SAME  AUTHOR...remember the name...

.........M A R K   M I L L A R !

-----Dum-Dum Dugan:Why aren't these men in uniform?

-----Tony Stark: It's 'Casual Friday'. Uniforms are optional for support staff... didn't you get the memo?

    — Iron Man [Vol 4] #15

 

"Nice thing about built-in radar: You can see where you're going
  -- when you can't see where you're going!" 
    --Iron Man #226

"Today, comics is one of the very few forms of mass communication in which
individual voices still have a chance to be heard...."
-----Scott McCloud, author of UNDERSTANDING COMICS

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AVENGERS vs X-MEN PRERELEASE SPECIAL EVENT NIGHT

This year it's finally time to solve the ultimate fanboy question for MARVEL ZOMBIES everywhere, which is the most powerful team when put to the test in AVENGERS VS X-MEN #0, AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1, #2, #3, #4, #5!  For more SEE BELOW for our special PRE-RELEASE PARTY for AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1!!!.......

 imageLogo5smlr says..... X-MEN  vs  AVENGERS is Marvel's 2012 Big Event !

.....For the FIRST TIME in 18 YEARS [!!!!], IMAGE COLLECTIONS will be OPEN on a TUES night!!!!!......just FOR YOU....to pick up a copy of MARVEL's 2012 Event!!!

AVENGERS VS X-MEN LAUNCH PARTY 

@  IMAGE COLLECTIONS [Comic & Card Store]

181A Queen Street, Streetsville, Mississauga

TUESDAY APRIL 3rd @ 6:00 - 9:00pm 

 LEARN ABOUT MARVEL'S PREMIER NON-MUTANT & MUTANT TEAMS, THEIR HISTORIES, POWER LEVELS, & CLASHING AGENDAS....... 
 
"They will always hate us.....We will never live in a world of peace. ...Which is why control and non-violence are essential.....We must prove ourselves a peaceful people.....We must give the ordinary humans respect, compliance, and understanding..... And we must never mistake that for trust.."
-----Emma Frost [to Xavier's students], From ASTONISHING X-MEN #1....See Below... 
 
------Beast: "Maybe Scott and Logan could fight on the lawn again.....The kids love that...."
----Wolverine: "I ain't up to anything don't have the word "beer" in it..."
------Beast: "You could fight for beers..."
----Wolverine: "Well, now that doesn't sound too bad...."
--From ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 1....words by Joss Whedon, the writer & DIRECTOR of the NEW AVENGERS Movie!! 
 
----Captain America: "All right, everyone. We'll organize into five teams. Thor
  will give us the headings, and...-"
------Justice: "Um, sorry? I'm, ah, Justice of the New Warriors. I'm not even sure
  that I should be here, but there's clearly someone evil behind this, and... 
  ...well, with all the attacks on former Avengers - well, it could be a trap...."
           [.....Long pause as everyone stares at Justice.....]
------Justice: Oh. Right. Of course it's a trap. I'll just shut up now..
--From 'THE AVENGERS' Comic--- 
 
---Loki: "I've got an army."....... Tony Stark: "We've got a Hulk!"----From The New 'AVENGERS' Movie 
 
---"I love it when a plan comes together"-----Hannibal, "The A-Team". 
 
 
  
.....THANKS for supporting Streetsville's COMIC, CARD, & GAMING STORE.....
 
  
-FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2012......is on SATURDAY MAY 5th......2011_Free_Comic_Book_Day_Mississauga_Image_Collections_11............
SONIC & MEGA-MAN are 2 of A LOT OF COMICS offered FREE* at F.C.B.Day 2012 at Image Collections this year.....  
 
[*quantities limited, while supplies last...get here early and enjoy the activites thoughout the day :o) ]

THANKS 4 SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT F.C.B.Day 2012......

 

 

 

Hello there......Some of you it seems may not yet have heard of the holiday celebration known as FREE COMIC BOOK DAY until now, so here is some info....so that you TOO can get pumped about it!

------For PICTURES from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011 @ Image Collections--------
----------------    www.imagecollections.ca/fcbd  ------------------ 

 

INFO: GET CAUGHT UP---What Happened in COMICS This Past Year?...

COMICS?....O.M.G.,...what's happened in the last year?.....
........we'll FILL YOU IN so YOU CAN ACT like you already know it @ ALL OUR EVENTS!!! 
 
 READ OUR HANDY
   imageLogo5smlr GUIDE TO COMICS PART 21.8:
"......Now They're Not Just-Some Comics That You Used To Know..."
 
What Happened In Comics Over The Last Year?......
 
#1......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]
 
-----------Superman is learning & new to Metropolis!
 
-----------Sinestro [normally the villian] is the 'NEW-52' Green Lantern!
 
-----------Fan-faves 'Swamp Thing' [made famous by Alan[Watchmen]Moore & 'Animal Man' are back!
 
[....Read......
 'BATMAN #1', 'CATWOMAN #1', 'DETECTIVE COMICS #1'
.......for CRAZY-Out-Of-Nowhere-Blow-Your-Mind Last Pages!!!] 
 
   << 'BATMAN', 'SWAMP THING', 'DETECTIVE COMICS', & 'AQUAMAN'[really!]
         are among the best '52 READINGS so far.... >>
            Read about DC COMICS 'NEW-52 Reboot' here:
                                       http://www.imagecollections.ca/reading-comics
 
 
#2......IMAGE COMICS mega-hit monthly series 'THE WALKING DEAD' was picked
up as a AMC TV-Series, thereby exposing the already 'scary-hot' [#1 was selling for
over $150.00 BEFORE the show] exceptionally well written ongoing-Zombie-movie
comic to millions of new readers who have now [re]discovered the medium of REAL
[maturely created] sequential art....
 
 
#3......PETER  PARKER DIES!...& stayed dead even! MARVEL COMICS modern-line
[....called 'ULTIMATE', begun in 2001...] heroes where stunned, as was all of New York,
when Spider-man was killed in a drag-out royal-rumble, leaving a grieving Aunt May, and 
heartbroken Gwen Stacy & Mary Jane....
 
 A new person, Miles is trying to take his place...
 
 
#4......OWLs, OWLs, EVERYWHERE!.....As noted above, 'BATMAN', part of DC's NEW-52
is experiencing a rebirth in popularity not seen since the first BAT-Movie back in 1989!
BATMAN writer Scott Snyder is kicking it in high gear using OWLs,...yes OWLs!
 
 
#5.....YOUNGER READERS Titles are once again coming out regularily as ARCHIE, SONIC,
and BETTY & VERONICA were joined by SUPER DINOSAUR, SNARKED, TOY STORY,
CARS, MUPPETS, FINDING NEMO, PEANUTS, GARFIELD, and more!
 
 
#6.....A GAME OF THRONES, once just an amazing novel series, now on TV and a take-no-prisonors monthly comic series!
Also new: BUFFY Season 9, ANGEL Season 8, & Smallville Season 11,....only in comics!
 
 
#7......VERTIGO COMICS EXPAND!...DC Comics reality-based imprint hit full-stride as new-older-readers flooded in [thanks to exposure from things like 'The Walking Dead'] to discover & try comics which reinforce 'NOT treating their readers like a kid', with impressive complex storylines like 'FABLES' [fairy-tale characters existing in reality...LONG b4 you saw it on TV in Once Upon A Time or Grimm!], Y-the LAST MAN [last guy in world of women-but SO MUCH better than it sounds!], DMZ [about a present-day American Civil War], and many more reality-based, fantasy-set, horror-filled, or crime-oriented monthly comic books.... 
 
 
#8...DIRECTOR KEVIN [Clerks,Jay & Silent Bob] SMITH is writing comic books again, albeit an unlikely one [after writing a THE GREEN HORNET monthly title last year], as THE BIONIC MAN is BACK as a monthly comic after far too long!.....The Six Million Dollar Man comic writer CAN hit deadlines, after all!...... :o)
 
#9......X-MEN break-up looking out for HOPE, sending WOLVERINE back to open up
the X-School again, now called the 'Jean Grey School Of Higher Learning', with LOGAN
as the new headmaster!
 
 
#10........'Norman Osborn's' Marvel Universe Fallen & Left Gripped With Fear Itsself.....The Green Goblin takes control far with an extreme plan to take down the Gods, including
 
.....chat about ALL THIS, and MORE on Free Comic Book Day 2012 on SATURDAY MAY 5th!!!

Noteable Also....

December 7, 2011: Jerry Robinson, creator of the THE JOKER, died on December 7 at age 89.

December 14, 2012: Joe Simon, co-creator of CAPTAIN AMERICA [with Jack Kirby] , died at age 98 after a brief illness....

'FREE COMIC BOOK DAY' is ALWAYS the 1st SATURDAY OF MAY @ Image Collections in Mississauga.......be there!... 

Hello You....DC 52 Relaunch

 

Oh, Hi There!....Great to see you!  We thought you'd make it back here eventually :o)...

WELCOME to IMAGE COLLECTIONS' 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] ...


Sailor Moon... yes, SAILOR MOON is Back!......CALL for details!
     Early FEB 2012 .....NEW Magic Set 'DARK ASCENSION' is Released!.....
   --Best of DC-52s--       --BEST READING--#1.Batman--#2.Swamp Thing--#3.Detective Comics--
  Fri Feb.3 / Sun Feb.5 .....NEW Magic 'Dark Ascension' Release Weekend Drafts 6:15pm Fri, 1pm Sun
     
 Learn How to make COMICS!....Call us for details!
 
UPCOMING: Image Comics 'SAGA'#1....StarWars meets Romeo&Juliet!!!

 .....Speaking of Sci-Fi-Space-Fantasy....

Dark Horse is revealing the Origins of the JEDI, in it's STAR WARS Comics!!!

 
 COMIC BOOK CHAT........EVERY WED from 6:15 - 8:00pm
 
  DC 'Full REBOOT' DEBATE 6pm
Come On Out & PICK A SIDE, is DC CRAZY?
or Are You CRAZY for the DC Relaunch last FALL?
Which costumes will be changing? Is DC still CRAZY? Learn about the NEW SUPERMAN, FLASH!!
Come On Out... Have YOUR SAY about the BATGIRL Controversy... FIRESTORM is back in SEPT!
FOR MORE on the DC REVAMP see covers below & our READING COMICS PAGE... Link BELOW

 

4 NEW DC INFO click here:

http://www.imagecollections.ca/reading-comics

imageLogo5smlrS A Y S . . . How Long Has It Been For You Since Your Last Comic?.....

Weekly Events @ Image Collections
Mondays Play Magic: the Gathering 6-8pm
Tuesdays Play Yugioh, the card game 4-6pm
Tuesdays Multiplayer Magic: the Gathering 4pm
Wednesdays NEW COMICS DAY (100's new every week!) 11am
Wednesdays COMIC CHAT (share YOUR thoughts!) 6-8pm
Thursdays Play WOW (Warcraft), the card game 6-8pm
Fridays Play Yugioh, the card game 4-6pm
Fridays Play Magic: the Gathering 6-8pm
Saturdays Learn & Play Pokemon 11am
Saturdays HEROclix Blastoff - Learn & Play 1-3pm
Saturdays Play V.S. (Marvel/DC card game) 2-4pm
Saturdays Play Magic: the Gathering 4-6pm
Sundays Image Collections ART GROUP 1-3pm
(Come on out and share with up-and-coming artists, like yourself)
Sundays Play Magic: the Gathering (Draft) 1-3pm

 

CALL FOR DETAILS ON HOW YOU CAN ENTER OUR 24 HOUR COMIC BOOK DAY EVENT SAT. OCT. 1st

 

Play_Magic_Toronto_2012small......We HAVE LOTS!

......also...the latest set 'Dark Ascension' [...the twighlight-ish set!]

COME OUT AND PLAY ALL WEEKEND LONG !....ALL FORMATS....Call 4 DETAILS ....

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DC_LOGO_Old2GET READY FOR THE.... DC 'REBOOT' / 'RELAUNCH' / 'RESTART' IN SEPT

Every DC SERIES is being CANCELED after AUGUST, and come SEPTEMBER they will be starting from scratch with new modern, contemporary versions debuting with...

....52 ALL-NEW #1 ISSUES!!!...

As Reported Here, as well as on more desirable destinations on the Web, the HUGE COMIC NEWS is that DC COMICS, after  over 70 Years of publishing "The ORIGINAL Universe" of superheroes, will be...

 

STOPPING ALL OF ITS TITLES IN AUGUST...

 ....Though September will bring with it a new 'FALLing' out of sorts...

A NEW SUPERMAN will debut as DC's FIRST HERO as the company is sure to 'rake' in many interested NEW READERS discovering a COMPLETE REBIRTH of its SUPERHEROES with 52 NEW #1s.... 

 ...... RESERVE EARLY SO YOU DON'T MISS OUT....... 

 imageLogo5smlrS A Y S . . . "For MORE About The DC-NEW-52 see our Reading Comics page.."

The 'NEW DC 52' RELAUNCH Titles:

 

  • Justice League #1.....Featuring Famed Superstar ARTIST JIM LEE!
  • Action Comics #1
  • Animal Man #1
  • Batgirl #1
  • Batwing #1
  • Detective Comics #1
  • Green Arrow #1
  • Hawk & Dove #1
  • Justice League International #1
  • Men of War #1
  • O.M.A.C #1
  • Static Shock #1
  • StormWatch #1
  • Swamp Thing #1
  • Batman and Robin #1
  • Batwoman #1

imageLogo5smlrS A Y S . . . How Long Has It Been For You Since Your Last Comic?.....

  • Deathstroke #1
  • Demon Knights #1
  • Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE #1
  • Green Lantern #1
  • Grifter #1
  • Legion Lost #1
  • Mister Terrific #1
  • Red Lanterns #1
  • Resurrection Man #1
  • Suicide Squad #1
  • Superboy #1
  • Batman #1
  • Birds of Prey #1
  • Blue Beetle #1
  • Captain Atom #1
  • Catwoman #1
  • DC Universe Presents #1
  • Green Lantern Corps #1
  • Legion of Super-Heroes #1
  • Nightwing #1
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws #1
  • Supergirl #1
  • Wonder Woman #1
  • All-Star Western #1
  • Aquaman #1
  • Batman: The Dark Knight #1
  • Blackhawks #1
  • The Flash #1
  • The Fury of Firestorm #1
  • Green Lantern: The New Guardians #1
  • I, Vampire #1
  • Justice League Dark #1
  • Superman #1
  • Teen Titans #1
  • The Savage Hawkman #1
  • Voodoo #1

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For MORE info clicky: www.dccomics.com

 imageLogo5smlrS A Y S . . .Support Your Local Comics Shop...(they would, wouldn't they...:o)

UltimateSpider-Man_160_Polybag .......'nuff said!

 

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DC MOVIE MAY BE TOO 'GREEN' FOR SOME, BUT

'LANTERN' COMICS SHINE PLOT BLATENTLY PROUD...

Art by ALEX ROSS

Green_Lantern_A.RossMiniShineDC's surprisingly most consistent high-grade hero
reading is, and has been for years now, its staple will-
powered character Hal Jordan, otherwise known as the
'GREEN LANTERN'....


Over the past 6 years, DC has allowed anyone who chooses to, enter easily into the life of Hal through gateway stories such as 'GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH',which contains everything a newcomer'd ever need to know about emerald ring-wielders, and 'SECRET ORIGIN', an emotional internal struggle within a man who has almost no trouble adapting to amazing abilities, yet has complex foibles as a human being, which literally blow up the challenges of being, with apologies to Marvel's Daredevil's catchphrase, "a man without fear"...


Don't let the spaced-out rock-'em/sock-'em of a few stories and a visually explosive movie fool you, GREEN LANTERN usually reads as a very down-to-earth, character-driven beam of redeeming light in a sometimes murky medium...

 

"I shall shed my light over dark evil.

For the dark things cannot stand the light,

The light of the Green Lantern! "
----Original oath uttered by first [1940's] Green Lantern, Alan Scott.


"In brightest day, in darkest night,

No evil shall escape my sight

Let those who worship evil's might,

Beware my power...Green Lantern's light!" 
---The most famous version, used by modern [1960's & up] Green Lantern, Hal Jordan.

imageLogo5smlrS A Y S . . . "Have You Admitted 2 Anyone Yet You Once Played With POGs?"...

 

"Superman cape does not enable user to fly."
---Costume Label

 

Con Bravo

2011_Con_Bravo_Free_Comic_Book_Day_Streetsville_Image_Collections_...As seen @Image Collections

2011 FreeComicBookDay Event,....

CON BRAVO is July 30-31 2011!

With Tons of Action, and lots of Special Guests, check out this LOCAL alternative to boredom.........

http://conbravo.com/

 

 

Image FUN @ Free Comic Book Day [with PICs!].....

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Want to score big with a parent?... Pick up any issue of TINY TITANS [dcKids]... perfect for ANY AGE, large panels, simple words, and FUN stories!  
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and comments [soon 2 come] on the event ...

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