Happy Canada Day!

Captain_Canuck_Day_AnnualPlease note that the Comic Book Lounge (but not Temple of Toys) will be open on Monday, June 30. We are normally closed on Mondays.

Both the Comic Book Lounge and Temple of Toys will be closed on Tuesday, July 1 because of Canada Day.

Anyone that comes in today gets a copy of the FREE Captain Canuck Canada Day Special.

Wishing everyone all the best on this Canada Day.

Please note: our Canada Day(s) sale continues until July 10 – buy any two older graphic novels or back issue comics and you can get one more of equal or lesser value for FREE!

 

April 5 is Batman day: Francis Manapul signing + Batman ’66 book launch with Ty Templeton

batman_75_years_logo_a_lCELEBRATE THE DARK KNIGHT ON SATURDAY APRIL 5 AT THE COMIC BOOK LOUNGE & TEMPLE OF TOYS

587A College Street – 2nd Floor

detective-comics-30-002PM – 5PM – DETECTIVE COMICS #30 Signing with FRANCIS MANAPUL

A bold new direction for DETECTIVE COMICS as THE FLASH creative team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccelato take over the creative reins! Batman finds himself knee-deep in a new mystery involving a deadly new narcotic that has hit the streets of Gotham City.

Please join writer/artist FRANCIS MANAPUL at the Comic Book Lounge on Saturday, April 5th for a special signing for this landmark issue! Francis will be signing and sketching for fans!

 

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batman_66_vol_1_1_textless7PM – 11PM – BATMAN ’66 HC BOOK LAUNCH with TY TEMPLETON!

Put on your go-go boots and get ready to “Batusi” back to the Swingin’ 60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV show! In this hardcover collecting issues #1-5 of the hit series, The Dynamic Duo takes on The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, The Penguin, The Mad Hatter, The Joker, and more of the world’s most colorful Bat-villains!

Please join us for a special bat-party at a special bat-time at the Comic Book Lounge (and our neighbours the Temple of Toys) with the one and only Ty Templeton!

On display will be original artwork from Batman ’66 #2 and #6. Ty Templeton will have his Batman ’66 prints available and original artwork for sale!

Feel free to come dressed as your favourite hero or villain! Come and do the Batusi — we’ll have someone there who can teach you how! Neil Hefti’s swinging jazz on the stereo, and some Batman ’66 on the small screen!

bmLibations will be available for purchase. A tall glass of milk helps build strong bones and teeth in case you need to catch the Bat-rope in your teeth!

Plus –
Spring.
Saturday night.
Good times with friends.
Batman.

All the right ingredients for a good time for all.

Come and see the back space before it becomes The Back Space!

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Back Space Toronto coming in May, Upcoming March/April events and New Comics out March 19, 2014

 

BACK SPACE TORONTO TO LAUNCH MAY 2014 AT 587A COLLEGE

Unique Venue Space Tailored to suit the needs of Fan Culture & Creator Events
Joins the Comic Book Lounge & Gallery and Temple of Toys
We are pleased to announce that Back Space Toronto (which will be occupying the space currently being used by Guerilla Printing at 587A College St.) will be opening this May, joining The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery and Temple Of Toys.Back Space will serve not only as an event venue as a natural extension of the two existing businesses (featuring special guests, book launches/ signings, special exhibitions, fundraisers) but also series of regular happenings, such as life drawing sessions, gaming demos/ tournaments, trivia nights and other fan-related community events and initiatives.

Basically, a year-round comic con convention experience.

As it this isn’t enough, Back Space Toronto will also be offering a wide range of unique programs for both kids (after-school/ weekend/ summer camp programs in cartooning, animation, action figure building, etc.) and adults (evening programs in comic book portfolio/skills development, taught by real industry professionals, TBA). The space will be available for private event/ party rentals (including kids party packages) as well.

Please feel free to contact Back Space Toronto if you are interested in running any events/ workshops or weekly classes, as they are currently putting together the preliminary schedule for the May launch.

Please take time to Like the FB page and we hope to see you in the spring!”

***UPCOMING EVENTS***

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

OSHAWA COMIC CON

15 Harmony Road North, Oshawa

The Comic Book Lounge (Kevin), Nelvana Comics (Rachel), Chris Yao and Sam Noir will be among the many people joining Degrassi’s Pat Mastroianni at this event.

9am-9pm (although the Lounge will only be there until 5pm)

The store will be open as well.

SATURDAY MARCH 22 IS HELLBOY DAY!

SATURDAY, MARCH 22

HELLBOY DAY!!!!!!!
Noon-8pm
HEADY MENTAL #2 LAUNCH PARTY
1pm-6pm
Heady Mental has begun its Second Season of comix programming for 2014. Featuring Genre Spoofs, and Scifi/Fantasy based humour, from the warped minds of over a dozen creators. It’s the demented love child of Mad Magazine colliding with Heavy Metal Magazine! http://headymental.thecomicseries.com/
Part of the proceeds from the production of HEADY MENTAL SEASON 2 support Foundations of Hope & Hospitals in the community. Contributing Talent includes: • Cover by Rina Rozsas • David Bishop • Robert Freeman • Marshall Geddes • Brice Hall • Shane Heron • Oliver Ho • Carl Howard • Dyl Klöepfer • Jeff Longstreet • Matthew Tavares • Anthony Smerek • Chris Sopsich • Dave J. Woodward • Christopher Yao • Sam Noir – Creators will be sketching, signing, and showing off their portfolios and artwork.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5
BATMAN ’66 HARDCOVER RELEASE PARTY W/TY TEMPLETON
(Date pending confirmation of shipping of the book – currently scheduled for April 2 release)
7PM-11PM
Spring has arrived and it’s time to do the Batusi! Join us for a special gallery show of Ty Templeton’s Batman ’66 artwork combined with cocktails and cosplay! We’re dusting off the Neil Hefti records!
*** UPCOMING RELEASES FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 ***
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Did you know rock band RUSH has a new comic?
1st issue is out on the 19th written by renowned sci-fi writer Kevin J. Anderson

NEW COMICS

A VOICE IN THE DARK #5 (MR)    3.99
ADVENTURE TIME #26 MAIN CVRS     3.99
ALL NEW INVADERS #3 ANMN    3.99
AMERICAN VAMPIRE SECOND CYCLE #1 (MR)    3.99
ANIMAL MAN #29    2.99
ANNE BONNIE #1    3.99
APHRODITE IX #9 CVR A SEJIC    2.99
APHRODITE IX #9 CVR B SEJIC    2.99
AVENGERS WORLD #4 ANMN    3.99
BAD ASS #3 (OF 4) (MR)    3.99
BART SIMPSON COMICS #89    2.99
BATMAN #29 BLANK VAR ED (ZERO YEAR)    4.99
BATMAN 66 #9    3.99
BATMAN AND AQUAMAN #29    2.99
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #8    3.99
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #9    3.99
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #9 ELIOPOULOS CUTE SUBSCRIPTION VAR    3.99
BATWOMAN #29    2.99
BIRDS OF PREY #29    2.99
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #117    3.5
BTVS SEASON 10 #1 ISAACS VAR    3.5
BTVS SEASON 10 #1 MAIN CVR    3.5
CROSSED BADLANDS #49 WRAP CVR (MR)    3.99
CURSE #3 (OF 4)    3.99
DAREDEVIL #1 ANMN    3.99
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #34 (MR)    7.99
DEXTER DOWN UNDER #2 (OF 5)    3.99
DISNEY KINGDOMS SEEKERS OF WEIRD #3 (OF 5)    3.99
FEMFORCE #166    9.95
FIVE GHOSTS #10    2.99
FOX #1 2ND PTG (PP #1100)    2.99
FUSE #2 (MR)    3.5
GHOSTED #8 (MR)    2.99
GI JOE #14    3.99
GRAVEL COMBAT MAGICIAN #2 WRAP CVR (MR)    3.99
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #29    2.99
GRIMM #11    3.99
GRIMM #11 EXC PHOTO SUBSCRIPTION VAR    3.99
HARBINGER BLEEDING MONK #0.2014 PULLBOX CRAIN    3.99
HARBINGER BLEEDING MONK #0.2014 REG HENRY    3.99
HARLEY QUINN #4    2.99
ILLEGITIMATES #4 (OF 6)    3.99
ILLEGITIMATES #4 (OF 6) SUBSCRIPTION VAR    3.99
IRON MAN #23.NOW ANMN    3.99
JUDGE DREDD BIG DROKKIN TREASURY ED    9.99
LAZARUS #7 (MR)    2.99
LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV #3 (OF 7)    3.99
LETTER 44 #5    3.99
LOKI RAGNAROK & ROLL #2 (OF 4)    3.99
MAGIC THE GATHERING THEROS #5 (OF 5)    4.99
MARVEL KNIGHTS HULK #4 (OF 4)    3.99
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #5    3.99
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #5 SUBSCRIPTION VAR    3.99
MS MARVEL #1 2ND PTG PICHELLI VAR ANMN     2.99
MS MARVEL #2 ANMN    2.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #17    3.99
NEW AVENGERS #15    3.99
NOVA #15 ANMN    3.99
OTHER DEAD #6 (OF 6)    3.99
OTHER DEAD #6 (OF 6) SUBSCRIPTION VAR    3.99
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #20    3.99
PROPHET #43    3.99
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #29    2.99
REVOLUTIONARY WAR WARHEADS #1    3.99
ROCKET GIRL #4    3.5
RUSH CLOCKWORK ANGELS #1    3.99
RUSH CLOCKWORK ANGELS #1 FAN SUBSCRIPTION VAR    3.99
SAMURAI JACK #6     3.99
SAMURAI JACK #6 SUBSCRIPTION VAR     3.99
SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED CRISIS OF IMAGINATION #3    2.99
SEX CRIMINALS #5 (MR)    3.5
SHADOW #23 CALERO SUBSCRIPTION CVR    3.99
SHADOW #23 MOTTER CVR    3.99
SHADOW #23 ROSS CVR    3.99
SHADOWMAN #16 ORDERALL DAUTERMAN    3.99
SHADOWMAN #16 REG DE LA TORRE    3.99
SIMPSONS COMICS #210    2.99
SKYMAN #3 (OF 4)    2.99
SOVEREIGN #1 (MR)    2.99
STAR WARS DARTH VADER & CRY OF SHADOWS #4 (OF 5)   3.5
STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI FORCE WAR #5 (OF 5)    3.5
STRAIN THE FALL #9    3.99
SUICIDE SQUAD #29 (EVIL)    2.99
SUPERGIRL #29    2.99
SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #10    2.99
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2    4.99
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #6    3.99
TEN GRAND #8 CVR A SMITH (MR)    2.99
TEN GRAND #8 CVR B PORTACIO & ATIYEH (MR)    2.99
TERMINATOR ENEMY OF MY ENEMY #2 (OF 6)    3.99
THE SPIDER #18    3.99
THOR GOD OF THUNDER #20 ANMN    3.99
THUNDERBOLTS #23    2.99
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #9 (EVIL)    2.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #19.NOW ANMN    3.99
UNDERTOW #2 (MR)    2.99
UNDERTOW #2 CVR B CONLEY (MR)    2.99
UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #3 (MR)    3.99
WHITE SUITS #2 (OF 4)    3.99
WINTER SOLDIER BITTER MARCH #2 (OF 5) ANMN    3.99
WITCHER #1 (OF 5)    3.99
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #2 ANMN    3.99
WONDER WOMAN #29    2.99
WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #38    4.99
X-MEN #12 ANMN    3.99
X-O MANOWAR #23 ORDERALL RANEY (AH)    3.99
X-O MANOWAR #23 REG CAFU (AH)    3.99
ZERO #6 CVR A MULLER & DEL REY (MR)    2.99
ZERO #6 CVR B FRANCAVILLA & MULLER (MR)    2.99
ZERO #6 CVR C DRAGOTTA & MULLER (MR)    2.99
ZERO #6 CVR D STEWART & MULLER (MR)    2.99NEW MAGAZINES
LOCUS #638     7.5
DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #2 1966 BATMAN TV SERIES    20

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN:
NEMO: ROSES OF BERLIN

BY ALAN MOORE AND KEVIN O’NEILL


SAGA VOL. 3 TP IS FINALLY OUT!!!!!

NEW BOOKS

BATMAN BRUCE WAYNE MURDERER TP NEW ED    29.99
BATMAN BY DOUG MOENCH AND KELLEY JONES HC VOL 01    39.99
CLASSICS ILLUS DLX SC VOL 11 SEA WOLF     13.99
DANGER GIRL THE CHASE TP    17.99
EDISON REX TP VOL 02 HEIR APPARENT    19.99
GREEN ARROW TP VOL 04 THE KILL MACHINE (N52)    16.99
GREEN LANTERN RISE OF THE THIRD ARMY TP (N52)    24.99
HELLBOY FIRST 20 YEARS HC     19.99
IRON MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP WAR GAMES    39.99
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP VOL 02 ORIGINS OF ETERNIA    14.99
MEAN STREETS CRIME ANTHOLOGY GN    29.99
MIGHTY AVENGERS TP VOL 01 NO SINGLE HERO    17.99
MMW CAPTAIN AMERICA HC VOL 07    69.99
MONSTER MASSACRE HC VOL 02 (MR)    22.99
NEMO ROSES OF BERLIN HC (MR)    14.95
NEW AVENGERS TP VOL 01 EVERYTHING DIES    19.99
NOAH HC (MR)    29.99
SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR)    14.99
SAINT MAN WHO WAS CLEVER GN    9.99
SHOWCASE PRESENTS JONAH HEX TP VOL 02    19.99
STEVE CANYON HC VOL 04 1953-1954    49.99
ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS TP VOL 04    19.99
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE EMPIRE STRIKETH BACK HC    14.95
WOLVERINE JAPANS MOST WANTED HC    34.99
YOUNG AVENGERS TP VOL 03 MIC DROP EDGE TIME AND SPACE    15.99

REORDER BOOKS
ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE & THE SCREAM QUEENS TP VOL 01 (C: 1    19.99
ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01    14.99
ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 02    14.99
ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 03     14.99
ALPHA FLIGHT COMPLETE SERIES BY PAK AND LENTE TP    29.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY JMS ULTIMATE COLL TP BOOK 03    34.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY JMS ULTIMATE COLL TP BOOK 05    34.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SECRET ORIGINS TP    14.99
ASTONISHING X-MEN WHEDON CASSADAY ULT COLL TP BOOK 01    29.99
ASTONISHING X-MEN WHEDON CASSADAY ULT COLL TP BOOK 02    29.99
AVENGERS KORVAC SAGA TP    24.99
BROADCAST GN    13.99
DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 01    15.99
DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 02    15.99
DAREDEVIL BY MILLER JANSON TP VOL 01    29.99
DAREDEVIL TP BORN AGAIN    19.99
DAREDEVIL TP MAN WITHOUT FEAR    19.99
DEATHLOK DEMOLISHER PREM HC    24.99
EARTH X TP    29.99
ELEKTRA BY GREG RUCKA ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP    34.99
HULK VISIONARIES PETER DAVID TP VOL 07    29.99
MARVEL 1602 TP    19.99
MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02    24.99
MMW FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 04    24.99
MMW X-MEN TP VOL 01    24.99
NEXTWAVE AGENTS OF HATE TP ULTIMATE COLLECTION    34.99
ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PHANTOM LADY COLL WORKS HC VOL 02     47.99
SPIDER-MAN TP BLACK CAT    16.99
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP VOL 03    29.99
ALLURING ART OF MARGARET BRUNDAGE SC    24.95

OTHER ITEMS
POP TMNT SHREDDER VINYL FIG     12.99
SINFUL SUZI BUST     74.99
BATMAN HUSH BATMAN & CATWOMAN KISS STATUE    279.95
PACIFIC RIM GIPSY DANGER 18INCH FIGURE $109.99
PACIFIC RIM 7-IN SERIES 3 KAIJU AF ASST    PLEASE INQUIRE
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #170     1

Welcome to the future! 2014 is here

We are getting ready to start our third official year as the Comic Book Lounge + Gallery and many exciting things are in the works.

Item! Temple of Toys is sticking around. Thanks to everyone who has made the fine folks at ToT feel so welcome at 587A College — they were happy enough with the results in November and December that they are going to stay on for the winter. They continue to offer the best in vintage and collector toys. From Masters of the Universe, TMNT, Star Wars, Marvel Legends and more… if you can’t find what you are looking for at Temple of Toys they will be able to find it for you! Temple of Toys BannerItem! Old Man Winter is blowing hard across Southern Ontario at the moment but that doesn’t mean that the comics aren’t hot at the Lounge. With All New Marvel New, new offerings from Image Comics and the 75th Birthday of the Batman (in Detective Comics #27 – out January 8th) there’s lots of great stuff coming out. detective27-leeItem! MIRACLEMAN is back! Yes, on January 15th the lost classic is back in a series collecting the long out of print stories from Warrior and the Eclipse comic series, and Neil Gaiman will be back to finish the Silver Age storyline when the series runs of out the older material to collect. Each issue includes interviews, designs and extra features and is sure to be a must-have for fans and collectors alike. Miracleman_1_Cassaday_Variant

Item! On Saturday, January 25th from 8pm-11pm it’s Ladies Night V - the night we kick the guys out and make the Lounge an exclusive place for female fandom to meet and network.

Item! Unfortunately due to space issues we will not be able to host a 24 Hour Comic Book Marathon at the Lounge as originally announced.

Item! On Sunday, January 19th the Comic Book Lounge + Gallery will be exhibiting at the Burlington Toy Show

Burlington Toy Show – January 19, 2014
Holiday Inn Burlington
Hotel & Conference Centre
3063 South Service Road
Burlington, ON
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Early Bird is $10, General Admission is $5, Children under 5 admitted at no charge

The Sean Ward Christmas Special – Saturday December 7th starting at 1pm

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GREAT NEWS, everyone! SEAN WARD has been working on a secret Christmas comic book and it’s finished!! He’ll have copies available at his Christmas special this Saturday at TCBLG! This is not going to be for sale on his website or anywhere else – only for VIPs and guests!! Come get yourself a copy, and get Sean to draw you some art to give someone for Christmas!!!

 

Seriously, what would someone like for Christmas more than an original piece of art? What would they appreciate more than having their likeness rendered as a Custom Cartoon Portrait™?

GIVE THE GIFT OF SEAN WARD THIS CHRISTMAS!

And what could be more fun at this special time of year than wearing your Christmas finery and enjoying a bona fide new school old timey Christmas show?

One day only – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 – come join the Christmas Happening at the Lounge!

We will have egg nog, Christmas music, candy canes, and even a special guest or two.

Original Art Services (for really impressive gift giving):
- trading cards
- greeting cards
- 8.5×11 custom sketches & portraits
- full color framed Custom Cartoon Portraits™ (limited available!)

COMICS AND COLLECTIBLES FOR SALE:
- Captain America VS Thor comic book
- Tomorrow Never Knows: A Comics History of the Psychedelic Beatles
- Art Prints
- T-Shirts

AND MUCH MORE!

Also That Joker Guy will be taking over Temple of Toys i the same space

Shrub Monkeys: Shanahanigans Vol.1 Book Launch – Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7-11

shrSHRUB MONKEYS: Shanahanigans Vol. 1 is OFFICIALLY available (for pre-order), and what better way to celebrate but a COSTUME Book Launch Party at The Comic Book Lounge in Toronto.

That’s right, it’s the night before Halloween, so why not dress up? (we will).

Join KT, Shaggy, & HES for food, drinks, prizes, AND a special EXTRA live episode of Shanahanigans Live, co-hosted by the Guys with Pencils, Adam and Andrew.

Join us, won’tchya?

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Wed, Oct. 30th * Doors at 7:00pm * Live show at 8:00pm
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BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT EVENT

Shrub Monkeys Pre-order:
http://shanahanigans.bigcartel.com/

Comic Book Lounge:
http://comicbooklounge.com/

Guys with Pencils
http://guyswithpencils.tumblr.com/

Reel Asian Film Festival Community Partner Screening – Evangelion:3.0 You Can (Not) Redo 11/8/2013 at the Royal

EvThe Comic Book Lounge + Gallery is once again a proud community partner for the Reel Asian Film Festival.

We are a Community Partner and one of the sponsors of the screening of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not Redo) that will be held on Friday, November 8th at 8pm at the Royal Theatre (608 College Street).

For the full schedule of the festival, please visit: reelasian.com.

Halloween ComicsFest 2013 – Sat Oct 26 and Sun Oct 27

hcfprThe Comic Book Lounge will once again be participating in HALLOWEEN COMICSFEST. However, instead of holding the event on Halloween we will be giving out the free Halloween Comics on Saturday October 26th and whatever is left on Sunday, October 27th.

UPDATE: OCTOBER 22nd!

We are adding THOUSANDS OF BACK ISSUES to the inventory this weekend just in time for the sale! Lots of great books from the 80′s and 90′s as well as a longbox of new vintage books for the wall that will be available for the first time including issues of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, MARVEL TEAM-UP, X-MEN, TOMB OF DRACULA, THE SPECTRE and more! PLUS! A fine selection of Marvel magazines, graphic novels and TREASURY EDITION COMICS from the 1970′s! sm

No artist alley this year, sorry.

HALLOWEEN COMICSFEST SALE — ALL WEEKEND LONG

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So here’s how it works:

If you buy two items you get a third item for free. The lowest priced item will always be the free item. There is no limit involved, for every two items you get a third for free. So you can buy six items and get three free, or buy 10 items and get five free. This applies to the following in store items: comic books, graphic novels, sale graphic novels, back issue comics, statues, action figures, POP figures… the only items omitted are (1) indie comics that are at the store on commission sale — please ask (2) select commission based toys (like the Lego sets) (3) any original art and (4) Preordered items (in pull files).