Saturday Dec. 24, 2011
9am-?? (I will be here at least till 2 but will stay open as long as people are here)
This one is nice and simple
50% OFF Back Issues!
25% OFF EVERYTHING ELSE!
NOTE: This post will continually be updated until the day of the event. LAST UPDATED: APRIL 27, MARCH 31, MARCH 7 On Saturday, May 4, ...
Canned Food Drive, New Releases Signing
And 20% Off Horror Items
Saturday, November 19 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Help Support Sacramento's Senior Citizen Services by donating canned goods. When you donate 2 canned goods you get $2 off select comics from our guests. PLUS when you purchase one of their comics you will get a $2 coupon off a new book of your choice in December. 2 cans and you get a $4 savings. That adds up to a FREE comic!
We received 3 entries, which is good news for the entrants, because there are exactly 3 prize levels. Here are the pictures of the pumpkins. We're posting them here so you can see several angles of each pumpkin, however we'll only post one picture of each pumpkin on Facebook for voting purposes. So once you've looked at these, head over to our Empire's Comics Vault Facebook page to vote!
Dated: November 2011
Released: September 2011
For more background, read the awesome Captain Atom review at DadsBigPlan.com.ReviewThere's no doubt in my mind that I'll pick up this book again - for the art and colors alone. At the same time, Krul also captured my interest. For a reason I'm unclear about, I care about Captain Atom. Perhaps it's because, his power - which could equally be called his "condition" - prevents him from leading a normal life, leaving him feeling abnormal.And who doesn't feel like that.
Artist: Ivan Reis; Colorist: Rod Reis
Trust Geoff Johns' writing. You read and loved his run on The Flash and Green Lantern. Don't doubt him now (Sure, there was the Green Lantern movie bomb, but that can hardly be blamed on Geoff).
Immediately, in the first issue, Geoff turns the reader's preconceived, ill-conceived and misconceived notions upside down. The writing is art, the art is poetry, and the colors are vibrant. This is the Aquaman you were meant to read (if you can find it!). Aquaman is portrayed as strong, commanding and decisive. He is, after all, the ruler of 70% of the planet (as some quaintly refer to it, the seven seas). It's about time he gets some respect, and oh! he does.
If you need more information, Newsarama's interview with Geoff Johns will shed more light on what you need to know about Aquaman. The book has even received some positive buzz from USAToday.com and NYTimes.com.
All I can tell you is this: If Aquaman can eat fish and chips, then you can read Aquaman #1. Issue #2 hits stands on October 26, 2011.
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By Ben C. Scwhartz
The 90’s Hottest Indie ComicIn the early 90’s the comic book industry was beginning to over-saturate the market. Artists were carrying the weight of making writers’ stories readable. It was in this climate that John Byrne stood out with his independent property Next Men.
About The Author
Ben C. Schwartz is the owner of Empire's Comics Vault in Sacramento, CA. He also owns and operates his own comics publishing company, ECV Press. He loves reading comics, writing comics and talking about comics (which he does on EmpiresCV.tv and EmpiresOpenPodcast.com).
Octoberfest Sale! A sale like nothing you've seen before at Empire's Comics Vault!!
O.M.A.C., like an army tank on legs, crashes through a mission. Some freakish creatures attack, then "BARR-SOOM," he disposes of them. Something or someone controls him. Who or what could it be? All the while O.M.A.C.'s peacockish mohawk blazes overhead like a national banner.
O.M.A.C. reads like a sci-fi rollercoaster ride - you get in the car, it clanks to the summit and then Vrooom! From another perspective, O.M.A.C. feels like a one-man A-Team, and that's for real!
Reading is believing. Read this book for a rollercoaster ride experience. This one goes on my comic book saver. It's 100% saver worthy.
Incidentally, if you'd like a bit more background, you can read the O.M.A.C. review on Dubiosity.
Talk, we can. Our episode that hits tomorrow is about an hour and twenty minutes long. I've listened to it twice already and I think it's solid content, especially if you want to talk about DC Comics' New 52 books that came out last week and some of the controversial issues around two different characters.
Pictured: Jason Waters, John Hill, Ben Schwartz
Come Talk with Us
This Friday at 6:00 p.m. we'll be talking about the DC Comics that hit tomorrow. After that we'll publish a schedule of new podcasting dates and times. We've received quite a few requests to record on the weekend and some other nights besides Friday.
After this Friday, we'll start talking about other topics besides DC Comics' New 52. At last, Marvel will get some love. Plus, there's nothing cooler than podcasting at your local comic shop.
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Movie Remakes Make Me Feel OldHello “Vaulties”, I don’t know about you all but I find myself feeling older with every movie re-make. I do realize this may seem silly to some, since I’m only 32 years old, but I believe that even younger audiences experience similar feelings.The idea for this blog post came to me while I was watching X-Men: First Class. Although this is not, per se, a remake, but more of a prequel, it is easily a re-telling of the first movie. The first, original X-Men movie dropped in 2000, so it was 11 years ago that we were watching the original X-Men. This might seem rather recent when compared to, say, the first Star Trek movie, which was released in 1979 (the year I was born), and the remake of 2009; but in my opinion, both required a new story and fresh ideas. X-Men: Re-MadeWhen the last X-Men movie, X-Men: The Last Stand, was made, it had a new director and big budget, however, it was a poor story with too many characters for one movie. This is a mistake that even comics don’t make. There must be character development! Although this movie made money, it was terrible.
Next up: Star Trek 2009. I say “2009” because I do not want to confuse the two. When this movie was announced I was intrigued. I like J.J. Abrams style and felt the casting was done well, even bringing back a taste of the old movies by casting Leonard Nimoy. The new cast included Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as a younger Spock, and Zoe Saldana as Lt. Uhura.
Star Trek 2009 For The Next Generation
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a very long title for a great film. The original Planet of the Apes came out in 1968. It was remade - poorly, in the opinion of many - in 2001 by Tim Burton. Rise was a good film. It was an amazing story and re-telling of a great movie. James Franco and John Lithgow deliver great performances, yet, even more so, the apes are the stars (CGI and very hard to tell). By the end of the movie, you are cheering for the apes killing the humans. This is far removed from the “damn dirty apes,” as famously delivered by Charlton Heston.
About The Author
Jeremy Shepherd is 32 years old, married, and has two children, a 5 year old boy and a 3 year old girl. He shares with them his love for comics and the San Francisco Giants. Jeremy enjoys watching movies and TV and reading comics.
We finally talked Ben into sharing his favorite titles from each week's new comic book day releases. A whopping two of us have previewed this show and really enjoy it. We think you will too. In fact, please let us know what you think in the comments.
EmpiresCV.tv will appear weekly on our Facebook page and also on our YouTube channel, or visit www.EmpiresCV.tv each week for immediate viewing. Special thanks to one of our regular fans, Joey Janssen, for reminding us to snag the URL for the show. And now, EmpiresCV.tv...