Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And unto this, Conan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow. It is Jason Aaron and Mahmud A. Asrar, his chroniclers, who alone can tell thee of his saga. Let them tell you of the days of high adventure! Click here for the appropriate Newsletter soundtrack!
Sorry I had to get that out of system. Hello everyone and Happy New Year! New books are out on Wednesday, but both stores are closing early today at 4PM. If you're a Culver customer, please observe the announcements below, including new art classes, new sales and new hours for 2019. See you at the bottom…
Holiday Hours for both stores:
Dec 24th and Dec 31st – closing at 4 PM
Culver City Announcements
Culver City's hours are changing!
We will be closing an hour earlier, at 7pm, on Thursdays and Fridays starting in 2019. Now our hours will be as follows:
Monday – 11am to 6pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 11am to 8pm
Thursday – 11am to 7pm
Friday – 11am – 7pm
Saturday – 11am – 7pm
Sunday – 11am – 6pm
Culver City New Year Sale!!! January 2nd – 13th
We are kicking off the new year with a huge sale on Used Graphic Novels, Used Manga, and Statues. There will be a table full of used graphic novels and used manga that are marked down to only $1! A large number of our statues will also be deeply discounted, so come on in and scoop them up before they disappear.
Comics Classes With Jim Higgins
Comics Class for Kids with Jim Higgins
Six Saturdays, January 5th to February 9th at the Culver store 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Does your kid love to draw? Do they like comics? Then they’d love this class for kids all about making comics. They’ll learn the fundamentals of telling a story in comics form, plus basic drawing tips, information on how to write good stories, and fun activities that will help them learn all these skills. For more info: email the instructor, Jim Higgins, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: $180 total, payable at the first session.
Parents MUST provide their email address and phone numbers to Jim.
Making Comics with Jim Higgins
12 Saturdays, January 5th to March 23rd, 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Making Comics is a 12-session class that focuses on the fundamental skills of creating comics. The class is for both writers and artists. In it, you’ll learn the most important aspect of writing — how to structure a story as it relates to the medium of comics and graphic novels. Cartoonists will often take art classes to improve their drawing, but not enough take the time to hone their skills as writers. In this workshop, writers and cartoonists learn the essential knowledge needed to write a story with interesting characters, an engaging plot, and a satisfying ending. The artists will be given drawing tips, instruction about technique, and examples of work by great masters, new and old, to help with visual storytelling, composition, light and dark, figure work, and other drawing skills. Writers will be given example of the best formats for comics scripts, examples of pro scripts, and info on how to find and work with artists.
The goal for the artists is to have a finished 8 to 10-page mini-comic that is a complete, self-contained story at the end of the classes. The goal for writers is to have a completed script for a self-contained, 14 to 15-page short comics story.
To sign up, e-mail Jim Higgins at email@example.com or just show up on the 5th!
New & Noteworthy Comics
Click here for a full list of all of the week's new releases.
Conan The Barbarian #1
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Esad Ribic
BY CROM, THE GREATEST SWORD-AND-SORCERY HERO RETURNS TO MARVEL!
From an age undreamed…hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet…
Robert E. Howard's creation returns to comics, in an epic tale as only MARVEL could bring you! Conan's travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unkown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death!
The all-new ages-spanning saga begins here, by writer Jason Aaron (THE MIGHTY THOR, STAR WARS) and artist Mahmud Asrar (UNCANNY X-MEN, ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS), as Conan's destiny is forever changed!
(W) Jim Zub (A) Steven Cummings (CA) Aaron Kim Jacinto
THE WORLD STILL NEEDS HEROES – AND THERE ARE HEROES ALL OVER THE WORLD!
The Champions have gone global! The team has seen explosive growth under Ms. Marvel's leadership, with super-powered members ready to answer the call in a dozen different countries. They're saving people and improving lives across the planet while they inspire the next generation… but something sinister lurks beneath the surface of their expanded mission. It's a dark secret that could destroy the team and everything they stand for!
Jim Zub (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER, UNCANNY AVENGERS) and Steven Cummings (Wayward, Legends of the Dark Knight) ignite a new era of CHAMPIONS, filled to the brim with action, adventure and drama in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
Man Without Fear #1
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Danilo Beyrouth (CA) Kyle Hotz
Daredevil is gone, but Hell's Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains. Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil. And without a Daredevil to protect it, has hell come for his city? Who is The Man Without Fear?!
New Graphic Novels
House of Mystery The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol 1
Welcome to the House of Mystery, where dark secrets are hidden in every shadow-and there may be no escape! Now these classic tales of the mysterious and the macabre are gathered for the first time in a handsome hardcover edition. This omnibus edition collects issues #174-200 of the acclaimed series with tantalizing work by a host of comics' greatest talents including Bernie Wrightson, Alex Toth, Gil Kane, Marv Wolfman, Wally Wood, Neal Adams, Sergio Aragonés and many more!
Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $69.99
That's it for this week! Bring on 2019!