17 September 2009

Happy Fifth Anniversary to The Comics Reporter

Tom Spurgeon changed the face of daily comics blogging within hours of The Comics Reporter's presence on the comics internet. He raised the bar for everyone who wants to write about comics online (or off, for that matter), and remains one of my first daily stops online, and very likely yours, as well.

Big, big congratulations to Tom and his colleagues on this, the fifth anniversary of The Comics Reporter. Here's to many, many more.

Go read Ed Cunard's interview with Tom Spurgeon from a few years back, still one of my favourite pieces ever to appear here at Comic Book Galaxy.

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14 September 2009

$3.00 Sale at Top Shelf

Here's the scoop from Top Shelf's Chris Staros:
Top Shelf's MASSIVE $3 SALE kicks off today to celebrate the debut of THE SURROGATES on iTunes, as well as the theatrical release of the SURROGATES on September 25th.

Just in time for the theatrical release of SURROGATES starring Bruce Willis, fans can now read the original graphic novel that inspired the upcoming blockbuster on their iPhone and iPod touch. THE SURROGATES App for the iPhone -- developed for the iPhone by iVerse Media (www.iversemedia.com) -- features two full issues of the original comic book mini-series formatted for the iPhone screen for only $0.99. The remaining three issues of the series can be downloaded inside the Application as an "In App Purchase" for only $0.99 per issue. Or, if you prefer, you can simply download "THE SURROGATES #1" for FREE in the iTunes App Store.

So, to celebrate THE SURROGATES, for the next ten days -- thru Friday September 25th (the opening day of the film!) -- Top Shelf is having a giant $3 graphic novel web sale. When you visit the site, you'll find over 100 graphic novels and comics on sale -- with 55+ titles marked down to just $3 (!) and 45 key titles slashed!

To go directly to the list of items on sale at the Top Shelf website, just click here:


But here are a few sample sale items:

-- $3 Books: The Barefoot Serpent, The Country Nurse, Sulk, After the Snooter, That Salty Air, and more!
-- $3 Books: Please Release, Tales of Woodsman Pete, Less Than Heroes, Fox Bunny Funny, The King, and more!
-- $3 Books: Regards from Serbia, Comic Book Artist, Hutch Owen, Delayed Replays, Micrographica, and more!

-- Slashed Prices: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Lost Girls, From Hell, Blankets, Carnet De Voyage, and more!
-- Slashed Prices: The Surrogates, Essex County, Swallow Me Whole, Clumsy, Veeps, and more!
-- Slashed Prices: Far Arden, Super Spy, Owly, Korgi, Johnny Boo, and more!

-- Freebies with every order: The 2009 Top Shelf Sampler and the 2009 Owly & Friends!

Please note that Top Shelf now accept PayPal (as well as Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover -- all secure), and that this sale is good for retailers as well (and comic book shops will get their wholesale discount on top of these sale prices).
And, just to throw my two cents in, I give my highest recommendation (if you need suggestions) to After the Snooter, That Salty Air, Please Release, Hutch Owen, Micrographica, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Lost Girls, From Hell, The Surrogates, Essex County, and Swallow Me Whole. (Yes, I love Top Shelf, thanks for asking.)

For more information, head over to http://www.topshelfcomix.com/specialdeals.