The Weekly Sale for October 31-November 6! Save 15% On 4 of The Week's Hottest New Books!

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Wednesday, October 31 through Tuesday, November 6, members of our Free Customer Rewards program can save 15% on the following new books:
  • Aquaman 13
  • A Plus X 1
  • Bedlam 1
  • Sweet Tooth:TPB: 5 plus ALL Sweet Tooth Collections (Sweet Tooth Catch-Up Sale!) 
All exclusively at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City, Where Art and Literature Meet!


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The Weekly Checklist: New Comics and More for October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy be damned, Both Jim Hanley's Universe Locations in New York City ARE OPEN! Click here for updated hours and gaming & event updates! 

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Ahoy! Here are the NEW comics, graphic novels, manga, books, action figures, statues, magazines and more coming to Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Members of our FREE Customer Rewards Program can save 15% on the following new books through Tuesday, November 6:
Aquaman 13
A Plus X 1
Bedlam 1
Sweet Tooth:TPB: 5 plus ALL Sweet Tooth Collections (Sweet Tooth Catch-Up Sale!)

More Items of the Week! Here are some more cool comics we think you should get:
Absolute Final Crisis
All Star Western Volume 1: Guns And Gotham
BPRD 100
Captain Marvel 6
CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012
Fatale 9
Ghosts 1
Happy 2
Pope Hats 3
Spider-Man: Ultimate Comics 16.1
Superman: Earth One Volume 2
Superman Family Adventures 6
Wolverine and the X-Men 19
X-Men: Deadpool Kills Marvel Universe TPB

The FULL Checklist can be seen after the jump, or click "Read more..." below! Click here to see the visual checklist for October 31!




DARK HORSE COMICS
Archie Archives 7
BPRD: Hell on Earth: Return of the Master 3
Buffy: Angel + Faith 15
Star Wars: Darth Maul Death Sentence 4

DC COMICS
All Star Western:TPB: 1 Guns And Gotham 1
American Vampire 32
Aquaman (7) 13
Batgirl Annual 1
Batman Beyond (4): Unlimited 9
Batman:TPB: Eye of the Beholder
Final Crisis:THC: Absolute
Ghosts 1
Joe Kubert Presents 1
Justice League Dark: Annual 1
Looney Tunes (3) 209
Lot 13 1
Mad:TPB: Extremely Moronic Mad
Masters of the Universe: the Origin of Skeletor 1
New Deadwardians 8
Phantom Lady 3
Superman: Action Comics (2) Annual 1
Superman: Family Adventures
Superman:HGN: Earth One: 2
Swamp Thing (5) Annual 1
Sweet Tooth:TPB: 5-Unnatural Habitat

IMAGE COMICS
Bedlam 1
Bloodstrike 32
CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012 5
Epoch:TPB:
Fatale 9
Happy 2
Haunt 27
Mice Templar:HC: 3
Whispers 4
Witchblade 161

MARVEL COMICS
A Plus X 1
Avengers: Secret Avengers:TPB: 4-Run The Mission. Don't Get Seen. Save The World.
Avx Consequences 4
Captain Marvel (6) 6
Dark Tower:TPB:Gunslinger Journey Begins
Disney Princess: Magazine 9
Fear Itself:TPB: Home Front
Fear Itself:TPB: Uncanny X-Force Deep
Hit Girl 4
Journey Into Mystery/New Mutants:TPB: Exiled
Red Hulk:TPB: Mayan Rule
Spider-Man: Ultimate Comics (2) 16.1
SpiderM: Avenging SM: Annual 1
Thor: Mighty Thor (4) 22
Winter Soldier 12
Wolverine and the X-Men 19
X-Force: Uncanny:THC:Final Execution Prem: Book 1
X-Men: Deadpool:TPB: Kills Marvel Universe
X-Men: Legacy (2) 275
X-Men: New Mutants (4) 50
X-Men: New Mutants (4):TPB: 6-Deanimator
X-Men: Ultimate Comics 18
X-Men:TPB: The Hidden Years 2

OTHER COMICS
30 Days of Night Ongoing 11
Army of Darkness (2) 6
August Moon:GN:
Blacklung:HC
Call of Wonderland:TPB:
Cavewoman: Gangster 2
Charismagic Death Princess 1
Colony:TPB:
Critter (Ongoing) 5
Dan the Unharmable 7
Dark Shadows 9
Doctor Who (3) 2
Fashion Beast 3
Faust: Love of the Damned: 14
Ferals 10
Ghostbusters: Ongoing 14
Ghostbusters:TPB:Omnibus: Real Ghostbusters 1- 1
GI Joe:THC: Complete Collection: 1
Godzilla: Ongoing 6
Gold Digger 143
Green Hornet: Kevin Smith 30
Green Hornet: Strikes 10
Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths + Legends 22
Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland 4
Higher Earth 6
Higher Earth:TPB: 1
Hive:GN: Bookplate Edition
Idolized 3
Inferno:GN: A Sleep And A Forgetting
Kiss:TPB: Greatest Hits 2
Lady Death (Ongoing) 23
Last Vispo Anthology:SC: (1998-2008)
Lord of the Jungle:TPB: 1
Lore:SC: Complete Edition (Prose)
Mars Attacks Holidays One Shot
Metabarons:THC: Ultimate Collection
Mike Norton's Curse:GN:
Nazi Zombies 4
Night O/t Living Dead Aftermath 1
Oz: Legend of Oz: The Wicked West (Ongoing) 1
Pope Hats 3
Rachel Rising 12
Red Sonja: Atlantis Rises 3
Robyn Hood 2
Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom 3
Rookie: Special (One Shot)
Shattered:TPB: Asian American Comics Anthology
Star Trek: Ongoing 14
Stardust:THC: Gift Edition
Steed And Mrs Peel: Ongoing 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (5) Ongoing 15
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (5) Ongoing Annual 2012 1
Through the Walls:HGN:
Tick 101: Tick Meets Madman
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye (Ongoing) 10
Transformers:TPB: Classics: 4
True Blood (Ongoing) 6
Vampirella (7) 24
Vampirella vs. Fluffy (One-Shot)
Voltron Force:GN: 4
Warriors of Mars:TPB: 1

KID APPROVED!
Archie {Comics} 638
Archie and Friends Double Digest 21
Archie: Jughead's Double Digest 186
Archie: Kevin Keller:TPB: 1-Welcome to Riverdale
Archie: Sonic the Hedgehog (2) 242
Archie: Sonic the Hedgehog:TPB: Genesis 1
Peanuts:GN: It's Tokyo Charlie Brown
Simpsons Illustrated 4

MANGA MANIA!
Flowers of Evil:GN: 3

COOL BOOKS!
Drawing Basics & Video Game Art:SC
Greatest Comic Book Covers: of All Time
Perspective for Comic Book Artists:SC
Walking Dead:HC: Novel-2 Road to Woodbury

MAGAZINES
Amazing Figure Modeler 53
Clint 2.0 5
Comics Buyer's Guide:Mag: Dec 2012 1696
Heavy Metal:Mag: <2k> September 2012 149
Hi-Fructose:Mag: Quarterly 25
Marvel Previews November 2012 Extras 111
Previews 290: November 2012 1683
Star Trek:Mag: 42
Star Wars:Mag: Insider 137

ADULT
Teens at Play:GN: Forever Young

STATUES
Batman:STA: B+W: Batman Beyond
Batman:STA: Dark Knight Returns Superman Vs Batman:
Batman:STA: Dark Knight Rises: Batman with Emp Rifle Bust

TOYS
Classic Marvel Collector Mag: 184-Hammerhead
Classic Marvel Collector Mag: 185-Longshot
DC Superhero Chess: Collector Mag: 16-Black Canary White Pawn
DC Superhero Chess: Collector Mag: 17-Harley Quinn Black Queen
DC Superhero:AF: Coll Mag 118-Ventriloquist + Scarface
DC Superhero:AF: Coll Mag 119-Elongated Man
Marvel Comic:AF2-Pack Asst 201202

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Visual Checklist 10/31/2012

Visual Checklist for Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Each weekend, we will put up a visual checklist of all the cool items coming to Jim Hanley's Universe this Wednesday!

To see the NEW visual checklist for Wednesday, October 31, Click Here or click "Read more..." below! To see the text checklist for October 31, Click Here.




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HUGE HURRICANE SALE at Jim Hanley's Universe: 10/27 - 10/30!

HUGE HURRICANE SALE at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City this Saturday, October 27 through Tuesday, October 30! Save 20% off Graphic Novels, Back Issues, Toys, and Statues!

Hello out there in Comic Book Land! Word is there's a mighty powerful storm on the way, and as the wise man once said, nobody likes wet comic books! So come on down to Jim Hanley's Universe and take advantage of our Huge Hurricane Sale! From Saturday, October 27th through Tuesday October 30th members of our FREE Customer Rewards Program can save an incredible 20% off Graphic Novels, Back Issues, Toys, and Statues! Stock up on all your favorites so you'll have some good reading to while away the hours after you batten down the hatches!

 
And don't forget about our Weekly Sale - featuring savings of 40% on 10 great comic book collections (including Winter Soldier:TPB: 1, Thor:THC: Mighty Thor Vol 2 by Matt Fraction and more.) And of course the 15% off certain specified first week books. PLUS! Rewards members can still get Uncanny Avengers #1 for 40% OFF! Click here for details! 

All EXCLUSIVELY at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City, Where Art and Literature Stay Dry!



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Superman: Earth One Vol. 2 Artist Shane Davis Signing at JHU October 31st!

Friday, October 26, 2012



Superman: Earth One Volume 2 - the extraordinary sequel to one of the Best Selling DC Comics graphic novel of all time will be released on Wednesday, October 31st! To celebrate, Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City will host an exclusive signing with artist Shane Davis beginning at 6:00pm!

To participate in this exclusive signing with one of comic's hottest superstar artists, you must be a member of our Free Customer Rewards Program and purchase a copy of Superman: Earth One Volume 2. Every Purchase of the book will come with an exclusive JHU bookplate made specifically for the event that customers may get autographed at the signing.

So come on down and get your copy of Superman: Earth One Volume 2 signed by Shane Davis, exclusively at Jim Hanley's Universe, where Fans and Creators meet!

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Jim Hanley's Universe Presents: 10/31/12 HALLOWEEN COMICFEST!

On Halloween, Wednesday, October 31st, We will be hosting the Halloween Party to end all Halloween Parties! First, at 6:00pm we will be having superstar comic book artist Shane Davis at our Manhattan location signing copies of Superman: Earth One Vol. 2! Then at 8:00pm we'll be opening up our downstairs level and kicking off our Halloween Party! Our basement will be dressed up for the occasion, we will be providing free refreshments and playing spooky tunes and scary movies for your viewing pleasure! At 9:00pm our Costume Contest will get underway with special guest judge; Dan Slott! Dan will be on hand not only to sign the free giveaway copies of his Halloween-Related comics, but also to award prizes to the 3rd, 2nd and 1st place winners! So come on down to the JHU Underground at our Manhattan store in the heart of the City for this amazing event, Wednesday, October 31st from 8:00pm to 11:00pm and enjoy the best Halloween festivities the Universe has to offer!

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The Weekly Checklist: New Comics and More for October 24th, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ahoy! Here are the NEW comics, graphic novels, manga, books, action figures, statues, magazines and more coming to Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City Wednesday, October 24, 2012.

Members of our FREE Customer Rewards Program can save 15% on the following new books through Tuesday, October 30:

  • Amazing Spider-Man #696
  • Avengers #32
  • Batman: Incorporated #4
  • Rewards members can still get Uncanny Avengers #1 for 40% OFF!

PLUS! We'll be having a HUGE Sale on Select Books starting Wednesday October 24th! Get 40% Off TEN Awesome Comic Collections! Wednesday October 24th through Tuesday, October 30th, members of our FREE Customer Rewards Program can save an earth shattering 40% on the following books:

Thor:THC: Mighty Thor by Matt Fraction 2-

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen:HGN: Black Dossier

X-Men:TPB: Astonishing: 8- Children of the Brood

Winter Soldier:TPB: 1- The Coldest Winter

American Vampire:THC: 4-

Preacher:THC: 2-

Chew:THC: Omnivore Edition 2-

Right State:HGN:

100 Bullets:THC: 2-

Unwritten:TPB: 3-


These incredible savings are EXCLUSIVELY for members of our FREE Customer Rewards Program from Wednesday October 24th through Tuesday, October 30th!

The FULL Checklist can be seen after the jump, or click "Read more..." below!
Click here to see the visual checklist for October 24!


DARK HORSE COMICS
Buffy: Spike (2) 3
Buffy: Spike (2) (Variant Cover) 3
Dark Horse Presents 17
Ghost 1
Mind Mgmt 6
Shaolin Cowboy:TPB: Adventure Magazine
Star Wars Agent O/t Empire:TPB: 1-Iron Eclipse 1
Star Wars Dark Times:TPB: 5-Out Wilderness 5
Star Wars:TPB: Knights Of The Old Republic: 10-War 10
Untold Tales of Dog Mendonca + Pizzaboy (One Shot)

DC COMICS
All Star Western (2) 13
Batman: Dark Knight (2) 13
Batman: Incorporated (2) 4
Fables 122
Firestorm (4): Fury of Firestorm 13
Flash (5) 13
Flash:TPB: Showcase Presents 4
Hawkman (4): Savage 13
Hawkman (4): Savage:TPB: 1-Darkness Rising 1
Huntress:TPB: Crossbow at the Crossroads
I Vampire 13
Justice League Dark 13
Legion:TPB: Secret Origin
National Comics: Madame X 1
Red Lanterns 13
Superman (3) 13
Talon 1
Teen Titans (9) 13
Unwritten 42

IMAGE COMICS Dancer:TPB:
Artifacts 22
Debris 4
Guarding the Globe (2) (Second Print) 1.2
Hack/Slash Ongoing 19
Invincible 96
Lil Depressed Boy 14
Multiple Warheads Alphabet to Infinity 1
Prophet 30
Revival 4
Revival (Fourth Print) 1.4
Revival (Second Print) 3.2
Revival (Third Print) 2.3
Spawn 224
Thief of Thieves (Second Print) 8.2
Walking Dead (2) (Second Print) 102.2

MARVEL COMICS A-Babies Vs. X-Babies 1
Avengers (4) 32
Avengers: Secret Avengers 33
Avengers: Ultimate Comics: Ultimates 17
Avengers: Ultimate Comics: Ultimates (Second Print) 15.2
AVX: Consequences 3
Captain America (6) 19
Captain America and Iron Man (5) 638
Fantastic Four: FF 23
Fear Itself:TPB: Youth In Revolt
Gambit 4
Hulk: Incredible Hulk (2) 15
Iron Man: Invincible Iron Man 527
Marvel Masterworks:TPB: Captain America: 2
Marvel Tales:TPB: By Alan Davis
Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man Comic Reader 7
Phineas And Ferb:Mag: 13
Punisher: War Zone 1
Spider-Man: The Amazing Spider-Man 696
Spider-Man:TPB: Flying Blind
SpiderM:TPB: Complete Ben Reilly Epic 6
Supercrooks:THC:
Thor (3): Journey Into Mystery 645
Wolverine (4) 315
Wolverine and the X-Men:TPB: 1
Wolverine: Max 1
X-Factor:TPB: 16-Together Again for the First Time
X-Men: Deadpool (4) 63
X-Men: The Astonishing X-Men (3) 55
X-Men: X-Treme 5
X-Men:TPB: The Astonishing 9-Exalted 9

OTHER COOL COMICS 2000 AD 1802
2000 AD 1803
Adventure Time 9
Battle Beasts 4
Bloody Monday:GN: 8
Bravest Warriors 1
Captive Prince:GN:
Cavewoman: Natural Selection 2
Chosen 1
Crossed: Badlands 16
Crow:GN: Midnight Legends: 2-Flesh and Blood 2
Dilbert:TPB: I Cant Remember If Were Cheap Or Smart
Doctor Who:GN: Dalek Project
Eaters Digest:GN: 1
EC:THC: Kurtzman Corpse of the Imjin And Other Stories
EC:THC: Wally Wood Came the Dawn And Other Stories
Extermination 5
Faust: Love of Damned Act 13 (New Print) 13.N
Freakangels:THC: Complete Collection (Slipcased Edition)
Full Moon Phases Of the Moon:THC:
Ghostbusters: 100 Page Spooktacular
GI Joe: Cobra (3) 18
Grimm Fairy Tales 78
Grimm Fairy Tales: Giant Size 6
Grimm Fairy Tales: Halloween Special 4
Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths + Legends 21
Heads Or Tails:TPB:
Hellraiser 19
Hero Worship 4
Injury 4
Irresistible 4
Judge Dredd:HC: Art of Judge Dredd: 35 Years of Zarjaz Covers
Killogy 1
Kiss 5
Lets Play God 1
Lord of the Jungle 8
Pantha 4
Rachel Rising:TPB: 1-Shadow of Death (New Print) 1
Red Sonja (6) 70
Robert Jordan: Wheel of Time-Eye of the World 30
Shadow 6
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who Assimilation 6
Valiant Masters:THC: 1-Bloodshot 1
Warriors of Mars 5
Wizzywig:HGN:
X-O Manowar (Ongoing) (4th Printing) 1.4

KID APPROVED! Archie:TPB: Giant Kids Jokebook
Archie's Double Digest 234
Binky:GN: 4-Takes Charge
Foxtrot:GN: Kids Edition 1-Aaaa
Ice Age: Past Present + Future (One Shot) 3
Simpsons: Bart Simpson Comics 76
Simpsons: Maggie 1

MANGA MANIA! Black Butler:GN: 11
Black God:GN: 17
Bride of the Water God:GN: 12
Disappearance of Nagato Yuki Clan:GN: 2
Durarara:GN: 4
Gantz:GN: 25
Pandora Hearts:GN: 12
Twilight:GN: Manga Collectors Edition

COOL BOOKS Cartoon Utopia:HC:
Frank Hampson:THC: Tomorrow Revisited Celebration of the Life + Art
The Spider:SC: 25-Girasol Pulp Doubles 25

MAGAZINES Comics Revue:Mag: Presents Aug 2012 19
Doctor Who:Mag: 452
Fangoria:Mag: 318
Mad Magazine 518
SF+F Modeller Presents: Epic Scale SF Modelling 5
Star Wars:Mag: Insider 137
Walking Dead Magazine (Newsstand) 1
Walking Dead Magazine (PX) 1

APPAREL Walking Dead:TS: Michonne Walkers (Medium-XXLarge)

MISCELLANEOUS Avengers:Toon Tumbler: Classic Avengers Pint Glass

STATUES Batman:STA: Dark Knight Rises: Bane Winter Battle Bust
DC Comics:STA: Super Heroes Superman Bust

TOYS Justice League:AF: Batman Action Figure
Mad Monster Party:AF: Asst
Munsters Select:AF: Eddie + Marilyn 2-pk
Star Wars:AF: Kenner Greedo 12-in
Star Wars:AF: Yoda 12in Mouth Moving Plush

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Lifted: The Story of Swiping, Cloning, and Homage in Comic Books Pt. 2 by Emma Caterine

Friday, October 19, 2012

Love him or hate him so much that you want to shove your adimantium claws in his jugular, Cyclops is undeniably one of the most important characters in the Marvel universe. From his humble origins as teenage leader of the X-Men to his recent ascension to nearly all-powerful cosmic deity, Cyclops' iconic visor (or occasionally sunglasses) have been an image that has provoked joy and hate from readers. That costume, a physical embodiment of Scott Summer's uncontrollable mutant power, was the invention of legendary comic artist Jack Kirby.

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Well actually, not really. Technically it was the invention of legendary comic artist Jack Cole.

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Jack Kirby lifted the design for Cyclops off of Comet. This would certainly be a bold claim to make, if Kirby had not been doing freelance work for Archie (who put out Comet) at this time. Cole's Comet certainly did not achieve widespread or long lasting popularity: aside from his bizarre suicide, he is most famous for Plastic Man.

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Lose the white sunglasses and change the costume to blue, and suddenly Cole becomes Kirby.

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Before the mass media era where lifting could you earn you condemnations of plagiarism, many character designs were taken from previous workers. Punisher's image came from the Black Terror.






















Rorschach came from the Question.




















The list goes on and on. But it must be remembered that these lifts were not (usually) done to "steal." It is like sampling in hip-hop music: A Tribe Called Quest was not trying to steal Lou Reed's "Take a Walk on the Wild Side," they just saw something they liked that they could put into a new context and thus create new art. Mr. Fantastic lost the cartoonish goggles of Plastic Man because he is a serious character. Punisher lost the cape of Black Terror because only Batman can pull off capes in urban landscapes. The blank face of the Question is replaced with the amorphous and constantly shifting Rorschach blots, shifting the lack of identity from an empirical reality to a matter of perception (notice in Watchmen how important Rorschach's "face" is to him, how his actual face when de-masked is animalistic and inhuman). These characters are not copies, they are expansions in new and exciting directions. So perhaps consider the next time you go off on an artist for "swiping" that Jack Kirby lifted the design for more than one of his most famous characters.

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Visual Checklist 10/24/2012

Visual Checklist for Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Each weekend, we will put up a visual checklist of all the cool items coming to Jim Hanley's Universe this Wednesday!

To see the NEW visual checklist for Wednesday, October 24, Click Here or click "Read more..." below! To see the text checklist for October 24, check back Tuesday.



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Weekly Sale for October 17-23!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wednesday, October 17 through Tuesday, October 23, members of our Free Customer Rewards program can save 15% on the following new books:

  • Justice League #13
  • AVX Consequences #2
  • New Avengers #31
  • Before Watchmen: Minutemen #4 AND all previous Before Watchmen issues and titles.
PLUS! Rewards members can still get Uncanny Avengers #1 for 40% OFF!
All exclusively at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City, Where Art and Literature Meet!

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Weekly Checklist: New Comics and More for October 17, 2012

Here are the NEW comics, graphic novels, manga, books, action figures, statues, magazines and more coming to Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

Members of our FREE Customer Rewards Program can save 15% on the following new books through Tuesday, October 23, 2012:

  • Justice League #13
  • AVX Consequences #2
  • New Avengers #31
  • Before Watchmen: Minutemen #4 AND all previous Before Watchmen issues and titles.
PLUS! Rewards members can still get Uncanny Avengers #1 for 40% OFF!


DARK HORSE COMICS
Billy Kids Oddities + Orm Loch Ness 1
BPRD: 1948: 1
Ex Sanguine 1
Orchid 10
Star Wars: Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets 1
Victories 3

DC COMICS
American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares 5
Batman: Birds of Prey (7) 13
Batman: Catwoman (4) 13
Batwoman (2) 13
Before Watchmen: Minutemen 4
Blue Beetle (4) 13
DC Universe Presents 13
Green Lantern Corps:TPB: The Weaponer
Green Lantern: New Guardians 13
Green Lantern:THC: New Guardians: 1-Ring Bearer
He-Man And the Masters of the Universe 3
Hellblazer 296
Justice League (5) 13
Legion of Super-Heroes (7) 13
Nightwing (3) 13
Red Hood and the Outlaws 13
Saucer Country
Sgt. Rock:THC: Archives: 4
Supergirl (6) 13
Supergirl (6):TPB: 1-Last Daughter of Krypton
Sword of Sorcery 1
Unwritten:TPB: 6-Tommy Taylor and the War of Words
Wonder Woman (4) 13
Young Justice (2) 21

IMAGE COMICS
Activity 9
Bloodstrike:TPB: 1-Reborn Under A Bad Sign 1
Chew 29
Cyber Force 1
Darkness 107
Glory 29
It Girl + the Atomics 3
Mind the Gap:TPB: 1-Intimate Strangers
Mudman:TPB: 1
No Place Like Home 5
Not My Bag:GN:
Savage Dragon (2) 182
Shinku 5
Skullkickers:TPB: 3-Six Shooter on the Seven Seas
Walking Dead (2) 103
Walking Dead (2) 100 (Third Printing)

MARVEL COMICS
Avengers Assemble 8
Avengers: New Avengers (2) 31
AvX: Consequences 2
Captain Marvel (6) 5
Daredevil (3) 19
Dark Avengers 182
Dark Tower: Gunslinger Man In Black 5
Fear Itself:TPB: Spider-Man
Gambit 2 (Second Print)
Hawkeye 3
Hawkeye 2.2 (Second Print)
Infernal Man-Thing:TPB:
Iron Man: Ultimate Comics 1
Marvel Firsts:TPB: Before Marvel Now
Marvel Now: Point One 1
Marvel Super Heroes:Mag:
Marvel Zombies: Halloween
Punisher MAX: Untold Tales 5
Punisher:TPB: 9: 4-Homeless
Spider-Man: Ultimate Comics (2) 16
Spider-Man:TPB: Avenging Spider-Man 1-My Friends Can Beat Up Your Friends
Thor (3): Journey Into Mystery:TPB: 3-Terrorism Myth
Thor: Mighty Thor (4) 21
Venom (3) 26
Venom:TPB: by Rick Remender 3-Savage Six
X-Factor (3) 245
X-Men: Uncanny X-Men (2) 20
Zombies Christmas Carol:TPB:

OTHER COOL COMICS
After Earth (One-Shot)
Airboy: Deadeye 4
Barack Obama:HGN: Comic Book Biography
Cape: 1969 4
Cavewoman: Natural Selection 2
Courtney Crumrin (Ongoing) 6
Dicks:TPB: 1
Dungeons + Dragons: Forgotten Realms 4
Elric the Balance Lost:TPB: 3
Father Gaetanos:GN: Puppet Catechism Ill Novella 3
Fishtown:THC: (New Print)
GFT: Sleepy Hollow 1
GI Joe (1): A Real American Hero 183
GI Joe: Snake Eyes 18
Godstorm 1
Godzilla: Half Century War 3
Godzilla: Ongoing 1.2 (Second Print)
Gold Digger: Swimsuit Annual 1
Gray Morrow's Orion:TPB:
Green Hornet: Kevin Smith 29
Grimm Fairy Tales:THC: Alice In Wonderland 1
Grimms Fairy Tales: 1 (New Print)
Harbinger (Ongoing) 5
Hive:GN:
How to Draw Alien Babes + Princesses:SC:
James Bond:TPB: Omnibus 4
Jennifer Blood 18
Knights of the Dinner Table 191
Kuzimu:TPB:
Last Zombie:TPB: Neverland 1
Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron 3
Lookouts Riddle 2
Mike Norton's Curse:GN:
Mutts:TPB: Bonk
Observed While Falling:THC: Burroughs Pook And Me
Peanuts (2) 3
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt 2
Phazer 5
Popeye: Classic (Ongoing) 3
Prophecy 4
Ralph Azham:THC: 1-Why Would You Lie to Someone You Love?
Rookie:SC: Yearbook 1
Shadow:TPB: Blood + Judgment
Sixth Gun 26
Stitched 9
Terry Moore: How to Draw: Comics 5
Thargs Creepy Chronicles:GN:
Thunda 3
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye:TPB: 2
Transformers:THC: The IDW Collection 7
Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris 17
Witchblade: Demon Reborn 3
Wizard Of Id:THC: Dailies + Sundays 1972 2
Womanthology: Space 2
X-O Manowar (Ongoing) 6
You'll Never Know:THC: 3-Soldiers Heart
Zaucer of Zilk 1
Zombies Vs Cheerleaders: Misadventures of Becky + Bob 1

KID APPROVED!
Almost Naked Animals:Mag: 1
Archie: Betty + Veronica Double Digest 206
Archie: Betty and Veronica 262
Archie: Sonic the Hedgehog 241
Archie: Sonic Universe 45
Art Of Betty And Veronica:HC:
Disney Junior Magazine 9
Simpsons Comics 195

MANGA MANIA!
Kitchen Princess:GN: Omnibus 2
Limit:GN: 1
March Story:GN: 4
Tenjo Tenge:GN: 9

COOL BOOKS
Doc Savage:PB: 62-Double Novel
Jam:PB:
James Bond:HC: Life 50 Years of James Bond: On the Run with 007
Lost Art of Ah Pook Is Here:HC: Images From The Graphic Novel
Mad: Greatest Artists:HC: Mort Drucker
Mad:THC: Totally Mad: 60 Years of Humor Satire + Stupidity
Shadow:PB: 65-Double Novel
Star Wars:HC: The Old Republic Encyclopedia

MAGAZINES
Famous Monsters of Filmland 264
Juxtapoz:Mag: 142
Little Shoppe of Horrors 29
Video Watchdog:Mag: 170

ADULT COMICS
Hippie Chixx:GN:

APPAREL
Master of Kung Fu:TS: Red <PX> Medium-XLarge

MISCELLANEOUS
Star Wars: Death Star Bottle Opener

STATUES
Ame Comi:AF: Brainiac PVC Figure
Ame Comi:AF: Harley Quinn V2 PVC Figure
Batman:STA: 1/4 Scale Museum Quality Version 2
Captain America:STA: Action

TOYS
Kamen Rider Tiger:AF: (Japanese Import)
Marvel Minimates:AF: Series 47 Asst
Universal Monsters:AF: Phantom O/t Opera
Walking Dead:AF: Minimates Halloween 2012 B+W 2-Pack

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Lifted: The Story of Swiping, Cloning, and Homage in Comic Books Pt. 1 by Emma Caterine

Friday, October 12, 2012

This idea sprang from a conversation I had not too long ago:


“Oh you should really pick it up sometime,” I said, setting League of Extraordinary Gentlemen on the shelf, “it’s probably one of my favorite things he has done.”

            “Well, I don’t really think Alan Moore is a great writer,” they replied.

            “Woah,” I said, turning so abruptly I almost lost my balance on the ladder, “Watch what you say about my boy…”

            “Don’t get me wrong; he’s a good writer, but he’s never had any original characters. League, Promethea, Watchmen, they’re all based off of other peoples’ stuff.”

Originality is a contentious issue in any art form; because comic books are the meeting of the visual arts with the written word, the medium is particularly prone to extreme interpretations of what constitutes original content. These two views could be summed up as:

-Originality is a rare, valuable characteristic which distinguishes good comic creators from great comic creators.

-Originality is a farcical concept, as all creations have distinguishable influences and precedents, and thus it should have no bearing whatsoever on a subjective evaluation of the talent of a comic creator.

As is often the case in such conceptual oppositions, thorough analysis supports a position that is more moderate than either of these two. While the presupposition which the second position’s conclusion is founded upon is true (all creations have distinguishable influences and precedents), the conclusion itself is false because originality is not an absolute but a characteristic of variant magnitude. Literary scholars often use the phrase “Literature does not exist in a vacuum” to summarize this point[1]. In analyzing comic books, originality must not be discounted entirely but properly understood as the degree of departure from its influences and precedents, which can be a remarkable achievement on the author’s part or completely irrelevant to the evaluation of the author’s abilities. This article will be the first of four where I will examine originality of comics through the originality of comic writers’ characters and the originality of comic artists’ cover illustrations.
            
Comic illustrations are notorious for often being “swiped” from the work of predecessors[2]. Much like many aspects of the world of comic books, criticism of the art is most often spoken and written by the readers-at-large. The appeal of “catching” someone in this act of artistic larceny is akin to the righteous joy of stopping a burglary: you can see how people who worship super heroes might be expected to give into this urge. And although, as I will get to, certain artists must be taken to task for blatant plagiarism of the works of others, many “swipings” are tributary, innocent, improvements, or concepts too good to be used only once. My first example embodies all these aspects and is also a recent illustration done by an amazingly talented artist, Humberto Ramos: the cover art for Amazing Spider-Man #694. If you at all question this man’s respect for and ability to pay tribute to past artist with his art, check out the variant covers he did for Amazing Spider-Man #692[3]. The Amazing Spider-Man #694 is a “swipe” from Superman vs. The Amazing Spiderman.

This comic was posted to the internet with the sardonic caption “This new Amazing Spider-Man looks familiar…” I am a little curious as to whether or not that poster actually saw the comic outside of a low resolution picture like the one above, because written on the tower is “Homage to Master Andru.”[5] Thus this cover is in tribute to, rather than a theft of, its predecessor. It is also a genuine tribute rather than a half-hearted cop-out for plagiarism: AS-M #694 makes deliberate departures from the older cover to distinguish itself. Notice how Alpha can mirror Spider-Man as Superman does in the older cover without having to buff up Spider-Man. The cityscape is more restrained and it is less polychromatic. The tower’s shadow gives the reader a sense of orientation, or more specifically disorientation at the mid-air postures of the two characters. Lastly, this situation and setting is too iconic to only be used once. Spider-Man is a New York City hero: though the tower is not specified, cultural representations of New York City are rife with conflict occurring up in the high reaches of its skyscrapers.
            
There are many examples of such illustration “swipes” that lack the malicious intent of plagiarism but rather exhibit the constructive sampling seen in jazz music or collage art. That is why I am hesitant from using the word “swipe” to describe art like the cover of AS-M #694: aside from the notorious reputation it has gotten, the word itself has explicit negative connotations. I would instead suggest the term I have seen used in other art forms: “lifted.” Not only does it accurately describe the technique, it reinforces the idea that the intention is not to steal from the predecessor but rather to take the art to a new level. Swiping can be reserved for poorly conceived or ill intentioned plagiarism.
            
Check in next week to hear about the history of lifting and swiping in comic book illustration. You may be surprised to hear that some of the greatest names of the industry were practitioners of the lifting technique. Comic fans are notorious for having strong opinions, so if you disagree with this article, or think it is great, let me hear from you! Comment below or e-mail me at emmacaterine@gmail.com



[1] This phrase is attributed to the poet Ezra Pound (Literature_does_not_exist_in_a_vacuum_Writers. Dictionary.com. Columbia World of Quotations. Columbia University Press, 1996. http://quotes.dictionary.com/Literature_does_not_exist_in_a_vacuum_Writers accessed: September 27, 2012).
[2] Notoriously documented both while in print and now on the internet by The Comics Journal: http://www.tcj.com/?s=%22swipe+file%22&image.x=0&image.y=0
[3] These covers are an example of what the industry terms “cloning,” when a style of an era or particular artist is intentionally duplicated.
[4] http://i.imgur.com/daVbJ
[5] Ross Andru, penciller for the Superman Vs. Spider-Man comic.

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40% Any One Item In The Universe!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's time again for our yearly 40% Any One Item In The Universe, Friday October 12 through Tuesday October 16!

Customer Reward Members get 40% any one item in the store from Friday October 12 until Tuesday October 16! Get that one item you've always have had your eye on for 40% off! All you have to do is mention you saw this on the blog when you are ready to buy!

EXCLUSIVELY for members of our Free Customer Rewards Program at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City, Where Art and Literature Meet!

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The Weekly Sale for October 10-16! Save 40% On UNCANNY AVENGERS 1, Plus 15% On 4 of The Week's Hottest New Books!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wednesday, October 10 through Tuesday, October 16, members of our Free Customer Rewards program can save 15% on the following new books:
  • Batman 13  
  • Batman and Robin 13
  • AVX Consequences 1
  • Wolverine and the X-Men 18 
PLUS Save 40% On the first book in Marvel NOW, Uncanny Avengers 1!

All exclusively at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City, Where Art and Literature Meet!

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The Weekly Checklist: New Comics and More for October 10, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Ahoy! Here are the NEW comics, graphic novels, manga, books, action figures, statues, magazines and more coming to Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

Members of our FREE Customer Rewards Program can save 15% on the following new books through Tuesday, October 16:
Wolverine and the X-Men 18
Batman and Robin 13
Batman 13
AVX Consequences 1

PLUS Save 40% On Uncanny Avengers 1! Click here for more!

If you buy only one comic this year, well, you need to buy more comics. But if it is only one, make it Building Stories, the new graphic novel a decade in the making by one of our artform's greatest living cartoonists, Chris Ware.

And we absolutely must highlight the release of Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. The year's best new series, the introductory volume is ONLY $10. Seven issues of content of the best comics being published right now would be worth it at thrice the price - pick this one up while we've got it because it will sell fast!

More Items of the Week! Here are some more cool comics we think you should get:
Adventure Time: Marceline & The Scream Queens 4
Avengers: Young Avengers: The Childrens Crusade TPB
Before Watchmen: Dr Manhattan 2
Castle: Richard Castle's Storm Season HC
Fantastic Four 611
Iron Man: Invincible Iron Man 526
Massive 5
Nightwing: Traps And Trapezes TPB
Spider-Man: Avenging Spider-Man 13
Stumptown 2
Walking Dead: Michonne Special
X-Men: Deadpool 62

The FULL Checklist can be seen after the jump, or click "Read more..." below! Click here to see the visual checklist for October 10!



Kid Approved
Adventure Time: Marceline & The Scream Queens 4
Archie: Kevin Keller 5
Archie: Sonic:TPB: Complete Comic Encyclopedia
Archie: World of Archie Double Digest 22
Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes Adventures 7
Avengers:GN: Marvel Universe: Hulk And Fantastic Four Digest
Green Lantern: Animated Series 7
Mega Man 18
New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes 2
SpongeBob Comics 13

Dark Horse Comics
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer: (3) Season 9 Freefall 14
Conan (7): The Barbarian 9
Creep 2
Massive 5
Once Upon A Time Machine:GN:
Star Wars: Knight Errant Escape 5
Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith 3

DC Comics
Ame Comi Girls: Featuring Wonder Woman 1
Batgirl (4) 13
Batman (2) 13
Batman (2) Combo Pack 13
Batman and Robin (2) 13
Batman: Arkham Unhinged
Batman: Odyssey:THC:
Batmang:HGN: Legends of the Dark Knight: Alan Davis
Before Watchmen: Dr Manhattan 2
Before Watchmen: Dr Manhattan (Combo Pack) 2
Birds of Prey:TPB: 6: 2 the Death of Oracle
Deathstroke 13
Demon Knights 13
Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child 7
Frankenstein: Agent of Shade 13
Green Lantern Corps (3) 13
Grifter 13
Hellblazer:TPB: The Devil's Trench Coat
Justice League Dark:TPB: 1-In the Dark 1
Legion Lost 13
Nightwing (3):TPB: 1-Traps And Trapezes
Phantom Stranger (2) 1
Punk Rock Jesus
Ravagers 5
Suicide Squad (3) 13
Superboy (5) 13
Team 7 1

Image Comics
Blue Estate:TPB: 3
Creator Owned Heroes 5
Hack Slash:TPB: 2.2-Death By Sequel (New Print)
Halloween Eve (One Shot)
Haunt:TPB: 4
Hoax Hunters 4
MacGyver: Fugitive Gauntlet 1
Morning Glories 22
Point of Impact 1
Powers:TPB: 3.2-Little Deaths (New Print)
Saga:TPB: 1
Think Tank 3
Valentine:TPB: 1-The Ice Death
Walking Dead: Michonne Special

Marvel Comics
Avengers (4) 31
Avengers: Secret Avengers 32
Avengers: Uncanny Avengers 1
Avengers: Young Avengers: Childrens Crusade:TPB
Avengers:TPB: Avengers Assemble: 5 5
AVX: Consequences 1
Captain America (6) 18
Captain America:THC: By Ed Brubaker 3 3
Castle:HGN: Richard Castle's Storm Season
Fantastic Four 611
Fear Itself:TPB: Avengers Academy
Fear Itself:TPB: Invincible Iron Man
Hulk: Red She-Hulk (Variant Cover) 58
Hulk: Red She-Hulk 58
Iron Man: Invincible Iron Man 526
Marvel Masterworks:THC: Sgt Fury 4
Marvel Masterworks:THC: Sgt Fury (DME 187) 4
Marvel Universe Vs. Avengers 1
Marvel Vs. Capcom:SC: Official Complete Works
Northanger Abbey:TPB:
Powers:TPB: 14-Gods
Punisher: Space Punisher 4
Secret Service 4
Spider-Man: Avenging Spider-Man 13
Spider-Man: Scarlet Spider 10
Spider-Man:TPB: Spider-Island Companion
Thor:TPB: The Essential Thor 6
Wolverine (4) 314
Wolverine and the X-Men 18
X-Men (3) 37
X-Men: Deadpool (4) 62
X-Men: First X-Men 3
X-Men: Ultimate Comics 17

Other Comics
2000 AD 1800
2000 AD 1801
ACG:THC: Collected Works: 1- Out of the Night
ACG:THC: Collected Works: 2- Adventures Into the Unknown
Archer + Armstrong 3
Blab:THC: Blab World 2
Bloodshot (Ongoing) 4
Chris Ware:HGN: Building Stories
Crossed: Badlands 15
Crossed:THC: 4-Badlands
Crossed:TPB: 4-Badlands
Damsels 2
Dan the Unharmable 6
Dark Shadows 8
Dark Shadows/Vampirella 3
Dicks 9
Divine Wind:GN:
Doctor Who:TPB: Classics 8
Dungeons and Dragons: Forgotten Realms:TPB: 4
Evil Ernie 1
Executive Assistant Iris:TPB: 2
Executive Assistant: Assassins 4
Executive Assistant:TPB: Hit List Agenda
Fanboys vs. Zombies 7
Frank Hampson:THC: Tomorrow Revisited Celebration of the Life + Art
GI Joe (9) 18
Gold Digger: Halloween Special 2012 8
Grimm Universe: Neptune Angel 1
Heroes + Heroines:SC: Japanese Video Games + Animation Illustration
Honey West 7
Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Fool Moon 8
Judge Dredd Digest:TPB: Dark Judges
Lady Death (Ongoing) 22
Lio:TPB: 1-Theres A Monster In My Socks 1
Lovecraft Anthology:TPB: 2
Men of Mystery 87
Night of 1000 Wolves:TPB:
Popeye 6
Pound: Ghouls Night Out 2
Scary 1
Shakara the Destroyer:TPB:
Smoke + Mirrors:TPB:
Steampunk Halloween 2012 1
Stuff of Legend: Toy Collector 1
Stumptown (2) 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing:TPB: 3-Shadows 3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Color Classics 5
Tower Chronicles Bisley Wagner Signed Art Book Plate
Transformers: Regeneration One 84
Transformers: Robots In Disguise (Ongoing) 10
Transfusion 1
Voltron: Year One 5
Wulf 6
Young Albert:THC: Deluxe Ltd
Zorro: Rides Again 12

Manga
Arisa:GN: 9
Cage of Eden:GN: 7
Case Closed:GN: 44
Graphic Canon:TPB: 2
Kekkaishi:GN: 34
Loveless:GN: 2-in-1 Edition 1

Cool Books
Doctor Who:HC: Diary 2013
Marvel Comics:HC: The Untold Story
Mattias Unfiltered:TPB:Art Sketchbook Adolfsson

Magazines
Cars Magazine
Comic Shop News 1321
Diabolique:Mag: 12
Illustrators Magazine 1
Judge Dredd Megazine 328
Newtype:Mag: Aug 2012 111
Rue Morgue Magazine 127
Scream Magazine 13
Star Wars:Mag: Clone Wars 14

Posters
Avengers: Uncanny:PO: By Cassaday
X-Men: All-New:PO: By Immonen Promo Poster
X-Men: Deadpool:PO: by Geoff Darrow

Statues
Doctor Who:STA: Weeping Angel Mini-Bust
Hulk:STA: Red Hulk Mini-Bust (Previews Exclusive)

Toon Tumblers
Masters of the Universe:Tumblers: Box Set

Toys
Futurama:AF: Encore Collection: Series 2
Universal Select:AF: Metaluna Mutant
Walking Dead:Minimates: Series 1 Asst

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Visual Checklist for Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Visual Checklist for Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Each weekend, we will put up a visual checklist of all the cool items coming to Jim Hanley's Universe this Wednesday!

To see the NEW visual checklist for Wednesday, October 17, Click Here or click "Read more..." below! To see the text checklist for October 17, check back Tuesday.



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JHU Exclusive BRAVEST WARRIORS Signing & Screening THIS FRIDAY!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Frederator Studios, BOOM! Studios and Jim Hanley's Universe present The BRAVEST WARRIORS Launch Party (with Signing and Premier Screening!) this Friday, October 12 Exclusively at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City!

October is for Bravest Warriors! From Pendleton Ward, creator of Adventure Time (maybe the best show on TV!) comes Bravest Warriors - the eagerly anticipated new television series from Frederator Studios & Cartoon Network, and comic from BOOM! But you don't need to wait until the end of the month to get the comic and see the show, all you have to do is come to Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City this Friday, October 12 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for our exclusive Bravest Warriors Launch Party!

Fans attending the Bravest Warriors Launch Party will have an opportunity to get an exclusive variant of the first issue signed by cover artist Flynn and Bravest Warriors writer/producer and Executive Producer, Breehn Burns (Dr. Tran, Gloom Cookie) on Friday night. In addition to the opportunity to get Bravest Warriors #1 before anyone else, fans will have the chance to enjoy a screening of the first episode of Bravest Warriors, enter a costume contest for fabulous prizes, and enjoy free food and drink while mingling with staff from BOOM! and Frederator.

This all happens exclusively at Jim Hanley's Universe, centrally located in the heart of Manhattan - For 27 Years and Counting, Where Fans and Creators Meet!

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JHU EXCLUSIVE Pop Music in Comics Panel Discussion and Signing with Kieron Gillen, Patrick Reed, Elizabeth Keenan and More Wednesday, October 10!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City is proud to present the Pop Music In Comics Panel Discussion and Signing at the JHU Underground in Manhattan, Wednesday, October 10!

Patrick Reed (editor of Depth Of Field Magazine) will moderate this exclusive panel discussion featuring some of the hottest creators in comics today, discussing their work and the intersection of comics and popular music. Joining us for this lively and unique panel:

-Elizabeth Keenan (ethnomusicologist, pop culture writer and instructor at Fordham University)
-Kieron Gillen (Phonogram, Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery and the upcoming Iron Man)
-David Gallaher (High Moon, Box 13, The Only Living Boy)
-Sina Grace (Li'l Depressed Boy, Not My Bag)
-Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, IDW's KISS)
-Andrew Robinson (The Fifth Beatle, Dusty Star and The Space Junkies)
-Charles Soule (27, Strange Attractors)
-Avi Spivak (Human Being Lawnmower, Kicksville Confidential)
-Ronald Wimberly (Prince Of Cats, Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm)

The event will feature complimentary refreshments from Tompkins Square Bagels, Angry Orchard Brewery, Saranac Brewery, and Southampton Brewery. Free food and drink, talking about comics and music, and meeting a ton of great creators - this is pretty awesome.  

Some come on over to JHU Underground at our Manhattan store in the heart of the City for this amazing panel and signing event, Wednesday, October 10 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm! Exclusively at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City, For 27 Years and Counting Where Fans and Creators Meet!

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This is all part of a packed week of signings, sales and special events going down EXCLUSIVELY at JHU in Manhattan this week!  And don't forget about our HUGE signing going on from 5:00pm to 7:00pm the same Wednesday, featuring Kyle Higgins, Eddy Barrows, Amy Reeder, Trevor McCarthy and More! Click here for details!

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Huge Signing Wednesday, October 10 with Eddy Barrows, Amy Reeder, Trevor McCarthy, Kyle Higgins and More!

Monday, October 1, 2012

We've already announced our massive Pop Music in Comics Panel and Signing for Wednesday, October 10, but we're not even close to done!



Signing at our Manhattan Location on October 10 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm are a half dozen of the coolest creators in comics right now, including the the team behind DC's Nightwing, writer Kyle Higgins, artist Eddy Barrows, and colorist Rod Reis; PLUS special guests Amy Reeder (Batwoman, the new Halloween Eve from Image), Trevor McCarthy (Batman: Gates of Gotham), and Brandon Montclare (Halloween Eve).

Please note that to participate in this signing, you must be in our Free Customer Rewards Program and buy any of the following prior to the date and time of the signing: Nightwing 9-12, Nightwing Volume 1 (available 10/10); Batwoman 7 

This is all part of a packed week of signings, sales and special events going down EXCLUSIVELY at JHU in Manhattan this week! All Exclusively at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City, For 27 Years and Counting Where Fans and Creators Meet!

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Please note that to participate in this signing, you must be in our Free Customer Rewards Program and buy any of the following prior to the date and time of the signing: Nightwing 9-12, Nightwing Volume 1 (available 10/10); Batwoman 7, or Halloween Eve (available 10/10).

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