Ed Brisson & Mike Perkins signing 02/20/2019

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Uncanny X-Men, Dead Man Logan, Extermination, Next Gen, and X-Force. Ed Brisson continues to create riveting and innovative stories that are providing a fresh take and streamlining Marvel's X-Universe.

Meet Ed, in person while he's visiting BAMF Wednesday, March 6th from 4 to 8 pm! That's right, writer Ed Brisson will be joining us for a signing (4 to 7 pm) and a special in-store Q & A (7 to 8 pm).

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Artist extraordinaire Mike Perkins will also be joining us Wednesday, March 6th for an in store signing from 4 to 7 pm with a special Q & A from 7 to 8 pm!

Mike Perkins is a comic book illustrator having worked on Captain America, Thor and Spider-Man. After wrapping up the 31 issue adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand he transitioned into illustrating Astonishing X-Men and has since successfully re-launched Deathlok, Carnage and Iron Fist .

He has recently transitioned to DC comics where he has depicted the adventures of the Green Lanterns and Swamp Thing. He has been nominated numerous times for Eisner and Harvey Awards and, as well as winning the Eagle Award, counts being on the New York Times Bestseller list and being exhibited in Munich, London and Paris amongst his career achievements.

His website is : www.mikeperkinsart.com

Children's Illustration Class at BAMF!

Discover two famous African American heroes and their history while learning to illustrate powerful images by using perspective during this month's Children's Illustration Class. Whether flying towards you or leaping into action create a colorful illustration of DC hero Green Lantern John Stewart: American war hero and Justice League member. Or you can paint a king and warrior, Wakanda's own leader T’Challa, better known as the Black Panther and member of the Avengers!

Who will you choose to save the world in this two part dedication to strong Africa American hero’s in the DC and Marvel universes!

*****************THIS CLASS IS FOR T'Challa/Black Panther on SATURDAY THE 23rd. Seating is limited to 10 students for this class. Please pre-pay to secure your spot(s)!  Fee: $16 Included in fee: Professional instruction on drawing techniques and watercolor painting. All the supplies you need to create your own watercolor painting of Black Panther.  Date: Saturday February the 23rd Time: 2pm to 4pm

*****************THIS CLASS IS FOR T'Challa/Black Panther on SATURDAY THE 23rd. Seating is limited to 10 students for this class. Please pre-pay to secure your spot(s)!

Fee: $16
Included in fee:
Professional instruction on drawing techniques and watercolor painting.
All the supplies you need to create your own watercolor painting of Black Panther.

Date: Saturday February the 23rd
Time: 2pm to 4pm

************THIS CLASS IS FOR JOHN STEWARD/GREEN LANTERN on SUNDAY THE 24TH. Seating is limited to 10 students for this class. Please pre-pay to secure your spot(s)!  Fee: $16 Included in fee: Professional instruction on drawing techniques and watercolor painting. All the supplies you need to create your own watercolor painting of GREEN LANTERN.  Date: Sunday February the 24th Time: 2pm to 4pm

************THIS CLASS IS FOR JOHN STEWARD/GREEN LANTERN on SUNDAY THE 24TH. Seating is limited to 10 students for this class. Please pre-pay to secure your spot(s)!

Fee: $16
Included in fee:
Professional instruction on drawing techniques and watercolor painting.
All the supplies you need to create your own watercolor painting of GREEN LANTERN.

Date: Sunday February the 24th
Time: 2pm to 4pm

Detective Comics #1000 Midnight Release at BAMF!

Detective Comics #1000 regular cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

Detective Comics #1000 regular cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

The Dark Knight turns 973 and we’re celebrating this March at BAMF! Comics. You’re probably saying to yourself “Batman looks good for his age” and it’s true, the caped crusader has endured several decades and still remains one of the most recognizable and successful comic characters in history.

Detective Comics #27, featuring the first appearance of Batman, was released in 1939 and was created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. Almost 80 years later Detective Comics reaches it’s milestone 1,000th issue and DC is celebrating with an over-sized 96 page issue to commemorate. Check out all the variants below, spanning 9 decades, from a variety of amazing artists including Frank Miller, Bruce Timm, Bernie Wrightson, Jim Lee (pictured above) and MORE! As a special incentive for those wanting to buy all 10 of the variants, we’re offering a special BATBUNDLE for only $80! Bundles available while supplies last. Pre-order yours now to ensure you don’t miss out!

Not only will we have a plethora of great variants for the special 1,000th release, we’ll also have the 424 page Detective Comics 80 Years of Batman Deluxe Hardcover available in shop! Add to that, there will be great food and drinks to celebrate the release including Batpizza, Batcookies and Batdrinks!

Mark those Batcalenders because this is going to be a great event you won’t want to miss!

Holiday Festivities at BAMF!

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We want to thank everyone who made it out yesterday for our round of holiday activities! From Santa Claus to the Record Shop Pop-up, D&D and gingerbread making it was an grand and festive time!

Green Lantern #1 Midnight Release

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There's an inter-galactic conspiracy afoot AND a traitor among the Corps! From Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp comes Green Lantern #1 and BAMF! will be selling copies at Tuesday at Midnight! That's 12:01 am 11/7 to be precise.

BAMF! will have plenty of copies in stock including that stellar variant cover by Frank Quietly AND the special B&W Midnight release variant!

We'll see you at the shop!

Halloween Comic Fest 2018 at BAMF!

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Join us Saturday, October 27th from 11 am to 8 pm as we celebrate Halloween Comic Fest at the shop with tricks, treats and FREE COMICS!! There are over 30 Halloween Comic Fest comics this year and we've got them all while supplies last! Add to that there’s no limit on how many titles you pick up! We'll also have buttons and other HCF giveaways AND 20% off store wide (exclusions apply).

As well, we have a special costume contest starting at 3 pm with 3 different age groups- 
- Ages 10 and under
- Ages 11 - 17
- Ages 18 and up
There will be prizes for each age group including gift certificates and merchandise!

Trick or Treat for candy at the shop and be sure to get your photo taken at our "Spooky House" in store!

Walking Dead Day 2018 at BAMF!

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Join us as we celebrate Walking Dead Day with a plethora of giveaways and a store exclusive variant! We'll have the Walking Dead Day special as well as Walker masks and buttons!

Not only will we have the BAMF! exclusive Walking Dead #1 available ($2.99), we'll also have all 15 of the Walking Dead key issue blind bag variants ($3.99) in shop while supplies last.

Each purchase of the BAMF! exclusive Walking Dead #1 will also enter you to win the Walking Dead "Take It Like a Champ" edition 1:1 Lucille from McFarlane Toys!

Check out all the details via our FB page-
https://www.facebook.com/events/2285988241629987/

Carlos Ezquerra, co-creator of Judge Dredd, passes away

Carlos Ezquerra. Photo by Lisa Mills.

Carlos Ezquerra. Photo by Lisa Mills.

Sad news today as we learn Carlos Ezquerra (co-creator of Judge Dredd) passed away at the age of 70 after his long battle with lung cancer.

While Carlos was not the one to illustrate Judge Dredd's first appearance in the pages of 2000 AD #2 (that was Mike McMahon), he worked to create the look of Dredd and Mega City One before the character was published in 1977. Taking inspiration from a Death Race 2000 advert given to Carlos by fellow co-creator John Wagner, Judge Dredd soon manifested into the icon he is today. Though the initial story created by Wagner and Ezquerra was rejected for being too violent, it was later printed in Judge Dredd Annual 1981.

Carlos Ezquerra’s work spans far beyond his contributions to Judge Dredd though. From his work in 2000 AD with Stronium Dog and Tharg the Mighty to Preacher, Just a Pilgrim and Battlefields, the art of Ezquerra left an impression on individuals and inspired so many more.

Rest in peace, Carlos and thank you for all your contributions to the world of comics.

“Krog” from 2000 AD #5 1977

“Krog” from 2000 AD #5 1977

24 Hour Comics Day at BAMF!

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Join us at the shop as we take part in the annual event celebrating the hard work and efforts that go into creating comic books!

Originating in 1990 as a dare between Scott McCloud and Steve Bissette, the idea is simple- Artist's have 24 hours to write, draw and ink a complete 24 page comic. Check out Scott's page to learn more about the beginning and history of the 24 hour challenge and all it's grown to become-

http://scottmccloud.com/4-inventions/24hr/index.html

The event will start at 12:01 am Saturday and go until 12:01 am Sunday. This is a free event but all participants must e-mail bamfcomicstore@gmail.com to be included. Doors will be locked during non-business hours and only participants will be allowed in shop. Feel free to bring food and drink (non-alcohol) to the event.

If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail the shop at bamfcomicstore@gmail.com. Even if you don't complete the challenge, you're still creating comics and we embrace that! Don't be shy, come out and make some comics with us. We'll see you at the shop!

Gallery of Gangsters & Goons Art Show

Our first art exhibition is now on display at the shop! The instillation in celebration of Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #1 will be up through October 19th.

With more artists still submitting pieces to the show, there’s a plethora of talent to see on display at BAMF! We’ll see you at the shop!

Eyes, lungs, pancreas... NEW VENOM TRAILER drops and we're HUNGRY FOR MORE!

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Sony Pictures recently released a new Venom trailer and they've givin' us exactly what we wanted... MORE VENOM. It's a Venom movie and by now, in this day and age, we're not looking to see an origin story build up 3/4 of the film. We love you Tom but give us our Lethal Protector, get him talking and make him hungry for BRAINS. 

Speaking of brains, anyone else notice that beautiful similarity in Venom's voice and the 1991 Marvel Superheroes Electronic Venom "Talks" figure by Toy Biz?! Now that it's stuck in our head we're hoping that "I WANT TO EAT YOUR BRAIN" line is actually in the movie!
Have a listen cause it's about DEAD ON.

Whether it was planned or not (probably not) it's just another little bit of symbiote icing on this turd of a cake. All joking aside, no criticizing here until we've seen the actual movie.

We're looking forward to seeing Venom on the big screen again so here's hoping they get it right. October can't come soon enough! Until then sound off with your thoughts and let's watch that new trailer once again!