ONLINE STOCK UPDATE WEEK ENDING 31 AUGUST 2014

As usual, more stock has been added every day of this week to our ONLINE STORE.

These include…

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INFINITE CRISIS: FROM £2.00 PER ISSUE 

With Multiversity recently starting, we added one of our favourite romps across the DC Multiverse…in the form of none other than the 7 issue Infinite Crisis series…

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STACKS OF WOLVERINE COMICS: FROM £1.00

With Wolverine currently on his way to biting the bullet, we decided to jump on the wagon and add a stack of Wolverine comics for you to browse…

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THIEF OF THIEVES VOLUME 1 TPB: £7.50

Among the trades and hard covers added this week is Thief of Thieves…because it’s AWESOME!!!

Feel free to browse OUR STORE and PLEASE check back regularly, as we ‘literally’ add new stock every day…

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HERO TALK EPISODE 97 (POTENTIAL SPOILERS)

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SO HERE I WAS MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS, WHEN I SUDDENLY FOUND MYSELF ALONE IN A FIELD. TO MY RIGHT THERE WAS A 1984 COPY OF READER’S DIGEST AND A TIN OF BAKED BEANS – THEN IT DAWNED ON ME, EPISODE 97 OF HERO TALK MUST NOW BE ONLINE… 

Among this week’s many topics are:

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GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS: If you suffer from a medical condition which prevents even the remotest grasp of reality, you really SHOULD be reading this comic. Not only is it 110% BONKERS, it’s one of the best things James has read in a long time…

Issue #1 of the new Image volume will be available from us early next month, but you can check out the entire web comic for FREE:  www.godhatesastronauts.com/

Heck you can even check out a preview of issue #1 of the new IMAGE book on us:

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SIN CITY 2: Ian checked out Sin City 2 this week, and had quite a bit to say on the matter…

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AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D CAMEOS: After it was announced that Mockingbird and Crusher Creel were going to be appearing in A.O.S, James ponders who else could realistically make a cameo that would add more depth to the Marvel cinematic/tv universe…

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DOCTOR WHO SEASON 8: The new Doctor Who season featuring Peter Capaldi started this past weekend, and it’s safe to say that it got off to a cracking start…Also, there is talk of a character who originated in the comics, making their way to the tv show for the first time!!!

To listen simply use one of the following methods:

– Search for HERO TALK on iTunes.

– Subscribe via iTunes entering the following: http://www.herocomicshop.com/herotalk.xml

– Download the Episode 97 mp3 via: http://www.herocomicshop.com/podcasts/htalkep97.mp3

HERO TALK EPISODE 96

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AS THE COUNTDOWN TO EPISODE 100 GETS CLOSER, WE BRING EPISODE 96 WITH A NICE RELAXED FLAVOUR…BUT AREN’T THEY ALL!!!

Among this week’s many topics are:

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FRANK MILLER: We quickly discuss the recent interview Frank gave to Playboy, which incidentally, can be picked up at any good newsagent…

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CREATORS WORKLOADS – LIFESTYLE OR JOB: At what point does a career become a job? How much self-imposed stress do creators place themselves under? Do creator owned projects differ from working on regular titles? These are just some of the topics we discuss under this banner…

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GENIUS: Among the comics discussed this week is the 5 issue mini-series from Image called Genius, which was the winner of the Top Cow pilot season…Check out the first few pages from issue #1 while you listen in.

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To listen simply use one of the following methods:

– Search for HERO TALK on iTunes.

– Subscribe via iTunes entering the following: http://www.herocomicshop.com/herotalk.xml

– Download the Episode 96 mp3 via: http://www.herocomicshop.com/podcasts/htalkep96.mp3

ONLINE STOCK UPDATE WEEK ENDING 17/08/14

As promised, we’ve been adding new stock to our ONLINE STORE every single day.

Newly listed items include:

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WORLD WAR III (COMPLETE SET): £5.97 

World War III was a four-issue limited series published in April of 2007. All four issues were released simultaneously and functioned as a tie-in to the World War III storyline that began in 52 Week Fifty.

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA FIGURE PACKS (RARE): £34.97 – £49.97

These Diamond Select releases have become somewhat rare since they were first released, but Hero Comic Shop have managed to secured a reasonable consignment.  

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WALKING DEAD #115 VARIOUS COVERS: £1.50 each

Among the Walking Dead stock added to our online store are copies of all the #115 with interlocking covers…

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MORE SKOTTIE YOUNG VARIANTS: From £3.00 each

Marvel continue to produce various Skottie Young variants to their newly released titles, and we continue to stock them. 🙂

Feel free to browse OUR STORE and PLEASE check back regularly, as we ‘literally’ add new stock every day…

HERO TALK EPISODE 95…..or is it 94?

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WELCOME TO OUR FIRST EVER PODCAST BROADCAST FROM THE FUTURE……..HERO TALK EPISODE 95 or is it 94????

Among this week’s topics are:

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ROBIN WILLIAMS R.I.P: Not much needs said on this matter…

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: With the new movie being released, we talk about the turtles and how they have evolved from the early B&W comics.

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PS4 SALES: Having topped 10 million sales, the Sony PS4 is making some serious ground.

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COMICS: Among the comics discussed this week are Supreme Blue Rose, and Rise of Incarnates.

To listen simply use one of the following methods:

– Search for HERO TALK on iTunes.

– Subscribe via iTunes entering the following: http://www.herocomicshop.com/herotalk.xml

– Download the Episode 93 mp3 via: http://www.herocomicshop.com/podcasts/htalkep95.mp3

HERO TALK EPISODE 94…honestly

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COMING TO YOU LIVE AND DIRECT FROM HERO HQ……WE GIVE YOU HERO TALK EPISODE 94 – DEFO HERO TALK EPISODE 94!!!!

Among this week’s topics are:

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DOUG’S BAT-SHIT CRAZY FRIENDS: Ever get that feeling that all the lunatics in the world are attracted to you more than everyone else?

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Well, some of us have seen it and some of us haven’t…but we still talk about it, and discuss how it fits in with things and draws from the comics. 🙂

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MANHUNTER: It’s just been revealed that John Shaw (A.K.A Manhunter) will be joining Arrow, which is pretty awesome news.

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BUILD A BATMAN: During the podcast, we come up with an idea for a top reality game show…and it’s a WINNER.

 

To listen simply use one of the following methods:

– Search for HERO TALK on iTunes.

– Subscribe via iTunes entering the following: http://www.herocomicshop.com/herotalk.xml

– Download the Episode 93 mp3 via: http://www.herocomicshop.com/podcasts/htalkep94.mp3

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – A to Zish….kind of…maybe.

Well, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie has went down a storm – Who would have imagined Major Vance Astro & Co would have been such a hit…Er, what?

Oh, STARLORD & Co… 🙂

Anyway, joking aside, if you haven’t been to the cinema to see it yet, here’s what you’re missing:

Getting back to the Major Vance Astro joke, this was really where my GOTG journey started…

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Although they first appeared in Marvel Super Heroes #18 back in 1969, it wasn’t until I got my hands on a copy of Marvel Presents #3 that my eyes were opened to a world of cosmic delights. Needless to say I read those books time and time again, becoming familiar with Vance Astro, Martinex, Charlie-27, Nikki, Yondu and Starhawk.

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The concepts covered were simply mind blowing to me as a small child, with the original team coming from a parallel universe (EARTH-691) and having enemies such as The Topographical Man. In fact, I believe I may have got my first introduction to the Badoon via GOTG.

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In the early 90’s, they got their own title which ran for around 60+ issues. Not only did this feature the original members, but it also introduced a number of other characters into the mix such as a female Yellow Jacket and a future version of Wonder Man. Actually, during this run Martinex created a splinter-group called the Galactic Guardians who also had their own mini-series.

At this point you may be wondering when the new team was created, well that was the work of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning in 2008.

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Initially I wasn’t overly taken by the new line up, as I had just found my way back to comics after a couple of years hiatus brought on by paying off a wedding. If it wasn’t for a certain comic book author called Mario Covone of VIDEO NASTY fame, I perhaps would have missed out until the new movie.

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What I initially found amusing was that the team leader had went from being Vance Astro, to a new incarnation of Star Lord who I knew from Marvel Spotlight. Actually, the entire team was pretty much made up from characters I already knew such as Gamora and Drax, who were members of the Infinity Watch.

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Anyway, no matter what influenced the mix of characters, it certainly seems to have been a MASSIVE hit. There’s a sequel planned for around 2017, an animated show was announced at this years SDCC, and of course, you know you’ve really made it BIG in the world when you get your own SDCC exclusive items.

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Heck, even the members of GOTG have got their own solo titles from Marvel at the moment. Hopefully this doesn’t mean they’ll fall victim to the Boy Band mentality, as we wouldn’t want the rest of the group suffering. 🙂

Now, I wonder if I can get to the cinema to sneak in another wee viewing before anyone finds out…