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“Left 4 Dead” 20 Minute Tournament SIGN UP Starts today @ HEROES ONLY!!

Posted on September 19th, 2011 in COMIC NEWS!,Events,Store,Videos,Website by admin

  • Sign Up Starts September 19, 2011!!
  • 20 minutes of play in the game!
  • $3.00 entry fee!
  • Maximum of 100 entrants! So get signed up quick!
  • Sign up and pay at HEROES ONLY Comics & Games – @ Holliday Home Plaza, 3151 E. Nationway, Cheyenne, Wyoming – (307)287-0632 - Monday thru Friday – 5:30PM to 8PM & Saturday – 9AM to 9PM!!
  • 10 players per 20 minute round – A list of when you will be playing will be posted on Facebook on Friday the 30th and inside the Cheyenne Depot on October 1st!
  • Everyone starts at the same level!
  • Highest overall SCORE is the determining factor for winning!
  • Prizes will be determined by how many enter tournament!
  • Be sure to bring a parent or guardian to give permission to play if you are under 17 years old!
  • Entries will be taken until either all 100 slots are full or the tournament starts at 2 on October 1st

New COMIXOLOGY Links on HEROES ONLY Comic & Games Website!!!

Posted on September 7th, 2011 in Comic Books,COMIC NEWS!,Store,Web Comics by admin

HEROES ONLY now has links on our home page (www.heroesonly.net) to COMIXOLOGY’s DC Comics Digital Partner Store and for their Digital Store.  In order for Heroes Only to get credit for sales of Digital Comics through COMIXOLOGY these links MUST be used, and, of course, it keeps customers supporting their local comic shop.  Those of you interested in downloading books, apps and etc., this is a perfect opportunity to try comic books digitally or get into them again.

We realize there are many of you already familiar with COMIXOLOGY, but HEROES ONLY would like to invite you to use the links on the HEROES ONLY website – www.heroesonly.net  or on your favorite comic book store website if they have the links.

HEROES ONLY is excited about having this new medium to offer our customers and those that can’t make it into the store.  HEROES ONLY is also passing out free digital comic codes for Dark Horse Digital – This Month’s Comic is MASS EFFECT: Conviction.  Come by the store to get your coupon and check us out.

Denver ComicCon IS A GO!!!

Posted on June 29th, 2011 in Comic Books,COMIC NEWS!,Events,Store by admin

June 15th-17th, 2012

www.denvercomiccon.com

June 15th, 2012 – Denver will play host to the first annual Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference (DCC/LC) in June of 2012, promising comic fans of the mountain west a chance to mix with some of the foremost comics illustrators and writers today. DCC/LC will take place at the Colorado Convention Center and will be the largest convention of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region. The three-day event has already penciled in the Eisner and Harvey-nominated writer of Scalped and Wolverine, Jason Aaron, as well as Rebekah Isaacs, who is currently working on Angel & Faith for Dark Horse Comics with Christos Gage and Executive Producer Joss Whedon.

Set to take place during Father’s Day weekend, Denver Comic Con is also the first convention of its kind developed to directly benefit children’s literacy, with event proceeds assisting Denver’s own Comic Book Classroom (CBC). CBC is a nonprofit after-school program that promotes literacy and arts education through the use of comics. DCC/LC and CBC will be on site at the Convention Center to provide family and youth-centered activities and programming throughout the weekend.

“We will have the largest venue for a fan event in Denver,” says Charlie LaGreca, Vice President and Art Director for CBC. “There will be comic creators from all levels of the industry, from big names at Marvel, DC, and Image Comics, to the many wonderful local creators Colorado has to offer, as well as small press publishers from around the country. Rising star and local Denverite, Noah Van Sciver, most recently picked to be in The Best of American Comics and mainstay of Westword, has also agreed to appear.”

He adds, “We will, of course, have guests from film and television too; expect more exciting guest announcements in the coming weeks and months. And the centerpiece of the entire con will be the kids who have gone through Comic Book Classroom’s program. Not only will they be guests at the booth, they will be the shining stars as they get to sign and do sketches alongside pros.” LaGreca has worked closely with all the facets of the comics industry as an artist for DC Comics, Nickelodeon, Disney, and many others. He also hosts Indie Spinner Rack, a long-running, online podcast show dedicated to the world of independent comics.

DCC/LC is unique in that it will be simultaneously hosting a full-scale literary conference (LC) and education program for students and professionals in a variety of academic fields, who will present scholarly work in the subject of comics and graphic novels, as well as teaching, from K-12 to the college classroom, and beyond. Dr. Christina Angel of Arapahoe Community College and Metropolitan State College of Denver will head up this exciting program, in conjunction with other local university and college professors.

ABOUT DENVER COMIC CON: DCC/LC is Denver’s premiere fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media, taking place June 15-17, 2012 at the Colorado Convention Center.

For the latest news and information, visit www.denvercomiccon.com

ABOUT COMIC BOOK CLASSROOM: Comic Book Classroom is a nonprofit organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development. CBC creates programs for underserved students, schools, and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. CBC’s Executive Director, Illya Kowalchuk, M.Ed., will run the educational programming for the convention. CBC is the organizer for the DCC/LC.

For more information, visit www.comicbookclassroom.org

APNewsBreak: Amid ‘Schism’ between Cyclops, Wolverine, Marvel ending ‘Uncanny X-Men’!!

Posted on June 9th, 2011 in Comic Books,COMIC NEWS! by admin

PHILADELPHIA — Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men — long one of comics’ most tight-knit teams — is being torn apart by a schism between Cyclops and Wolverine to such a degree that something’s got to give.

And it’s the Uncanny X-Men who will do just that.

Marvel Comics is putting an end to the flagship title with issue No. 544 in October as the brutal effects of the upcoming “X-Men: Schism” mini-series rends the team apart.

“Well, as anyone who’s watched the movies will know, the traditional axis of the X-Men has been the polarity of Magneto and Xavier. Xavier basically believes in peaceful integration. Magneto doesn’t,” said Kieron Gillen, who has been writing “Uncanny X-Men” since 2010.

“In the last five years or so, the X-Men have been exploring a different angle. A catastrophe reduced the population to a couple of hundred mutants, and no new ones are being born,” he said. “This fledgling species was looking at extinction — and the militarized forces of prejudice moved in for the kill.”

Cyclops united the remaining Mutants, doing what neither Magneto nor Xavier, aka Professor X, was able to do.

“Everyone has basically gone along with Cyclops, no matter what reservations they had,” he added, but now, those reservations are reaching the breaking point, which is the focus of “Schism” and sounding the death knell of the Uncanny X-Men.

Marvel has likened the fracture, and its fallout, as world-changing as its “Civil War,” a 2006-2007 crossover that divided Marvel heroes in ways still being felt.

“The X-Men are getting torn apart from within. The events of ‘Schism’ do more damage to the X-Men than any villain has ever done,” said Nick Lowe, who has been editing X-Men books for Marvel for six years and “Uncanny X-Men” since 2006.

Lowe said the story shows Cyclops — a founding X-Man and part of the series since its debut in 1963 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby — and Wolverine, the ferocious fighter, seeing their relationship frayed beyond repair.

Jason Aaron, who is writing the five-issue mini-series, said the foundations for the X-Men’s end is the heart of “Schism,” but it’s something that has been developing over the course of years.

“It’s obvious that things are coming to a head between” them, Aaron said of the mini-series that will have issues 1 and 2 shipped to comic shops next month. The first issue is illustrated by Carlos Pacheco while the second issue will be drawn by Frank Cho. Daniel Acuna, Alan Davis and Adam Kubert provide the art for issues 3, 4 and 5.

“Whether you’re a long time X-Men fan or a new X-Men fan, you can pick out and understand the nature of this conflict and how it breaks apart the two lynchpin guys of the X-Men.”

The duo has a complex history and relationship with each other rooted far back in the simmering romantic tension between them and Jean Grey, Cyclops’ girlfriend who went from Marvel Girl to Phoenix to Dark Phoenix before sacrificing herself.

“That very personal conflict is going to ripple off and break apart the X-Men in a huge way,” Aaron said of the characters, whose names are Scott Summers and Logan. But as to how it happens, he’s not saying.

“As far as the nature of that conflict and what sparks it and how it happens, that’s still under wraps. That’s the whole crux of ‘Schism,’” Aaron said.

Gillen said the events of “Schism” makes ending the series a necessity.

“The X-Men has always been a book with ideology and ideas at its heart, and to be fair to them — to best present them — you have to be entirely true,” Gillen said. “And if the story we’re telling demands that you end the ‘Uncanny X-Men,’ you end the ‘Uncanny X-Men.’ No, it’s not taken lightly — but it’s taken if it’s necessary to do it.”

DC Comics unleashes a new universe of superhero titles

Posted on May 31st, 2011 in Comic Books,COMIC NEWS!,Store by admin

DC Comics has a new strategy to be No. 1 in comic books: all-new No. 1s.

Starting this summer, the publisher will re-number its entire DC Universe of titles, revamping famous characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and others from its 76-year history for a more modern and diverse 21st century.

The first book to be released under this new era: Justice League No. 1, out Aug. 31, a series by writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee that reunites the famous lineup of Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman.

Johns promises a focus on the interpersonal relationships within DC’s trademark superteam. “What’s the human aspect behind all these costumes?” he says. “That’s what I wanted to explore.”

In September, more than 50 more first issues will debut, introducing readers to stories that are grounded in each character’s specific legend but also reflect today’s real-world themes and events. Lee spearheaded the redesign of more than 50 costumes to make characters more identifiable and accessible to comic fans new and old.

“We looked at what was going on in the marketplace and felt we really want to inject new life in our characters and line,” says Dan DiDio, who co-publishes DC with Lee. “This was a chance to start, not at the beginning, but at a point where our characters are younger and the stories are being told for today’s audience.”

Diamond Does Digital?

Posted on February 24th, 2011 in Comic Books,COMIC NEWS!,Web Comics by Jeremy

Check out this article about digital comics coming to your friendly neighborhood comic shop:

Diamond to Offer Digital Comics

We want to know what you think.

Would you purchase the digital version of a comic book for $1.99?  Would you pay an extra $.99 to get the digital version when you purchase the print version?

BREAKING: TUDORS Star Henry Cavill is Your New SUPERMAN!!!

Posted on January 31st, 2011 in Comic Books,COMIC NEWS!,Movies by admin

Warner Brothers announced yesterday that English actor Henry Cavill, best known as Charles Brandon on Showtime’s The Tudors, will don the primary colors of Zack Snyder’s Superman: Man of Steel. Cavill, 27, also appeared in Matthew Vaughn’s Stardust in the role of Humphrey. Coincidentally, his Tudors season one co-star Callum Blue played Zod on TV’s Smallville.

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