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!  
It's WORTH the drive (or walk, or subway, then bus,... or even BIKE-Ride... in these environmentally-savvy times) to Streetsville, MISSISSAUGA (West of Toronto, Canada).
Image Collections
COMICS / CARDS / GAMES /...MORE
[Now in our 21st year!!! ;o]
181a Queen Street South, Streetsville, Mississauga
[...near Toronto], Ontario, CANADA
Located @ Hwy 401 West & Mississauga Road [approx.]
COME VISIT US SOON...
(905) 542-8307 ------- http://www.imagecollections.ca

 

A HUGE THANKS goes out to all who on the 1st SATof MAY took in our...

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[ GUEST LIST BELOW....]

Much FUN was had, [...to find out, keep checking our

FCBDay PAGE [see LINK way at top] for updated photos

and comments [soon 2 come] on the event ...

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YOU 2 can SHARE your OWN thoughts, ideas, pics @

I.C.'s Facebook 2011 F.C.B.Day EVENT PAGE: 

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195198077190042  

&

 "OUCH!"...

YOU MUST REALLY HAVE BEEN 'BONKED' BY THOR'S HAMMER IF...

YOU ARE WANTING TO  PUSH 'LIKE'  ON  

Our New 'Facebook Page' HERE:  

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Image-Collections/122644524474444 


upcoming special events @ I.C. :

friday - july 15th - Magic Card Game: 2012 Release Event DRAFT

Free Comic Book Day 2011 Event @ Image Collections

 

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  ---LINE UP begins @  7:00am,

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  ---Activities begin @ 8:00am,

. ---ALL-AGES FUN begins @ 9am

  ---Store Opens @ 9:30am,

--- HOW 2 DRAWs begin@10:00

  ---FREE COMICS begin @ 10:30,

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  --- ARCHIE Spotlight @ 12:30,

--- COMIC Card-Scramble @ 1:00pm,

  ---MARVEL HOUR @ 1:00pm,

--- COS-PLAY SPOTLIGHT @ 2:00pm,

  ---DC POWER HOUR @ 2:00pm,

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  ---IMAGE Spotlights @ 3:00pm,

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  ---WALKING DEAD-Heads Meet @ 4:00pm!

  ---VERTIGO Spotlights @ 4:00pm

 .....PLUS MUCH more...

see BELOW & Check Back for more times....

[times & activities subject to change]

 

Lots more ALL-AGES FUN also,

 ...so for more details check our

   Free Comic Book Day 2011

                 PAGE on our website:

http://www.imagecollections.ca/fcbd 

The Reveal....writer-artist Richard Comely, creator of Canadian heroic icon Captain Canuck

 

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On Saturday May 7th, Free Comic Book Day, legendary  writer-artist Richard Comely, creator of Canadian heroic icon Captain Canuck will be at Mississauga comic book store Image Collections in Streetsville.

 

Captain Canuck #1exploded on the scene back in 1975 as a self published comic series featuring a patriotically true Canadian hero!  To date, more than 2.3 million copiesover 26 different editions have been printed since the first issue.

 

Through not only comics, but also television, syndicated newspaper strips, t-shirts, buttons, textbooks, and even a government issued postage stamp, Captain Canuck has achieved widespread acclaim, success, and historical importance in contemporary Canadian culture.

 

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Combining action-packed adventures with elements of science fiction, he has been thrilling readers with the exploits of a costumed Canadian secret agent for over 35 years, indeed thus inspiring many other creators to enter the flourishing industry, fascinated by the fruitful story of a risen national hero, one Richard Comely.

 

What better showcase could there be than Free Comic Book Day for the display of what can be achieved through imagination and penmanship, of sketching out an idea and expanding it so the invention reaches past its inventor, stretches outside its confines, skewing the panels and allowing readers to draw their own conclusions...

 

As once simply doodles, notes, and scribbles stymied by a stalled dream, your talents, like Richard's, can easily be unleashed, encouraged to fly, and be destined to rocket beyond the scope of any intentions.  A pencil, a few sheets of paper, a little enthusiasm, consistency, and perseverance can make many goals [and stories] transform quickly into reality.   Truly, in addition to the obvious, that is the vested purpose of this actually quite deeply mined medium's educational holiday shared the 1st Saturday in May each year, intentionally and proudly doing our best to "FREE" COMICS....

 

 

grey35CapLOGO For 'A BRIEF HISTORY OF CAPTAIN CANUCK' check into the character's official website HERE:

http://www.captaincanuck.com/history/history_main.html

 

Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores.

 

 

 

 

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Happy Reading......IC :)

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2010 Free Comic Book Day Pictures

Thanks to everyone that took part in the 2010 Free Comic Book Day at Image Collections. It was a great success and we hope to see you back on Sat, May 7, 2011!

 

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Check back for more photos soon...

'JOKER vs JOKER' debate @ Free Comic Book Day 2011!

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Is OLD-SCHOOL 'BATMAN' [1989] a better Batman character than 'The DARK KNIGHT' ? 

--JACK vs HEATH, scarier Joker-wise ?

-- KEATON vs BALE, which rose up?

--BATMAN vs Superman movies! 

--Find out 'DARK KNIGHT RISES' [next Bat-film] info!

---Which COMICS are the different movies based around?

---We settle once & for all, THE BEST BATMAN STORY of ALL TIME!!!

 

 

Come on out and use your Bat-sense while sharing BAT-info!

...On SATURDAY MAY 7th 2011, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY @ Image Collections, Mississauga's COMIC STORE!

 

 

 

"Everyone looks up to you...They listen to you...If you tell them to fight, they'll fight... But they need to be inspired... And let's face it, Superman... the last time you really inspired anyone was when you were dead." --Batman to Superman in 'Infinite Crisis #1',words by Geoff 'Smallville' Johns--

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"Haven't you ever heard of the healing power of laughter?"

-----The Joker [Jack Nicholson], BATMAN (1989)

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"LET'S PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!" 

 ----The Joker [Heath Ledger], THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

 

 

 

FIREFLY vs SERENITY @ Free Comic Book Day!

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'FIREFLY' vs 'SERENITY'

--Which is more TRUE to the fans?

--Why was it canceled?

--Is the MOVIE better or worse?

--Did you read the Serenity COMICS

Get together with other 'Browncoats' and discuss one of the greatest Sci-Fi properties ever to grace television's screens!.....

...On SATURDAY MAY 7th 2011, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY @ Image Collections, Mississauga's COMIC STORE! 

 

'FIREFLY'.... 

If you've never heard of it, you are not alone as too many weren't able to locate it on their television screens [some say due to FOX policies] , resulting in its cancelation far too soon, after only a couple of handfuls of episodes...

Don't let it being described unappeallingly as a "space western" deter you, as remarkably, its fully 'fleshed-out' NINE[!!] main characters provided viewers tremendous payback in exchange for watching.  So much so, that the decison was made to release it to DVD, where word of mouth made it an unforseen [...pun intended :o] bestseller, leading to even MORE outcry [or maybe just 'cry'-ing] of its extinction...

Out of 'Firefly's ashes, rose....

 ...

'SERENITY'

as, knowing an audience was clambering for one, a sequel movie was green-lit.  Both the TV Show and the movie came from the same mind who created 'BUFFY' [see below], 'ANGEL', 'SPIKE', and after, 'DOLL HOUSE', ....JOSS WHEDON!

 ...

JOSS was also just  recently recruited by MARVEL COMICS to write the first 24 issues [now available in collected form in both hardcover & soft] of an out of direct continuity [easier to follow] 'ASTONISHING X-MEN' comic perfect for new or old readers....

 ...

It remains one of the BEST STORYLINES Marvel has produced in the 21 century, alongside 'The Ultimates' [ sophisticated modern take on 'The Avengers'], 'Civil War' [realisticly completely changed the dynamics of Marvel], and many of its 'STEPHEN KING' [The Stand, Dark Tower...], 'ORSON SCOTT CARD' [Ender's Game...], JANE AUSTEN [yes, Jane Austen(!!), famous chick-book author, but WE like her 2!], and WIZARD OF OZ [plus sequel-books] lines of 'graphic novels'....

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[opening narration for FIREFLY TV Show....]
-----Book: "After the Earth was used up, we found a new solar system and hundreds of new Earths were terraformed and colonized. The central planets formed the Alliance and decided all the planets had to join under their rule. There was some disagreement on that point. After the War, many of the Independents who had fought and lost drifted to the edges of the system, far from Alliance control. Out here, people struggled to get by with the most basic technologies; a ship would bring you work, a gun would help you keep it. A captain's goal was simple: find a crew, find a job, keep flying."

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-----Mal: "Jayne, your mouth is talking....You might wanna look into that."----from FIREFLY

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-----Wash: "Man walks down the street in a hat like that, you know he's not afraid of anything ... "----from FIREFLY

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----Zoe: "River, honey, he's putting the hair away now."

------River: "It doesn't matter. It's waiting..."----------from FIREFLY
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[2nd opening narration.....FIREFLY TV Show..... ]
-----Mal: "Here's how it is: The Earth got used up, so we moved out and terraformed a whole new galaxy of Earths. Some rich and flush with the new technologies, some not so much. The Central Planets, thems formed the Alliance, waged war to bring everyone under their rule; a few idiots tried to fight it, among them myself. I'm Malcolm Reynolds, captain of Serenity. She's a transport ship; Firefly class. Got a good crew: fighters, pilot, mechanic. We even picked up a preacher for some reason, and a bona fide companion. There's a doctor, too, took his genius sister outta some Alliance camp, so they're keepin' a low profile. You understand. You got a job, we can do it, don't much care what it is."
 

 

 

 To learn more about FIREFLY, go:

www.imdb.com/title/tt0303461/    

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED WITH FCBDay......(5)

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If YOU wish to be a part of our Artists Alley please let us know (by phone) as soon as you can!  Call us, or if you are in the area, drop in, we don't bite.  It is not too late to contact us with ideas, and there is still some room left.......

Or, If you've got a connection to any of these extraordinary people [...Much Like Yourself, right? *wink-wink*...], feel free to let them know about this amazing event you will be attending...

GET INVOLVED...YOU 2 COULD become a Creator, Presenter, Panelist, Demo Dude/Dudette, or Volunteer on this day. Just contact us (please by phone only) at 905.542.8307.  

We will be updating you here about our Image Collections FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Event as it gets closer, so check back often as this site continues to grow...

So far we have many guests & activities lined up for a full day of entertainment and excitement...

 

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