So today, boss tasked me with coming up with a few of these to put around the store! Little info sheets to help anyone nervous/overwhelmed/confused about where to start with comics!
It’s by no means a comprehensive list; just a few store favorites and really great books that we always keep in stock to recommend. I’ll be doing some more over the next few weeks…deadpool, avengers, iron man, cap, and more! As well as a couple of SO YOU WANT TO READ MARVEL sheets for characters that don’t have enough of a backlog for a whole sheet. Then on to DC, and different genres of other comics!
I’m very excited! It’s based on an idea kellysue shared with me last year but we both got WAY too busy to do anything with it, so I thought I would put it here for everyone to share around, and maybe it will help get some people reading great comics!
He does what he wants, Thor! #loki #thor #funko #comicenvy
I AM FLATBEAR, AND I AM BURDENED WITH GLORIOUS FOLLOWERS! Seriously, guys, you are all just the best. Tumble makes me happy every day, and I would never have started drawing if you guys weren’t all so positive, receptive, generous and lovely :)
GOSH I JUST LOVE YOU ALL! ALL 5000 OF YOU!
For real tho, with hair like that, Loki has some Mirkwood Elf in him.
Guys. GUYS. IT’S YOUNG AVENGERS DAY.
THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE NEW YOUNG AVENGERS IS OUT! Lokis! Americas! Teddies and Billies OH MY. Well not, you know. Teddies. Kind of the opposite of that. But you know what I mean.
Can’t get to a LCS today? You can get it digital! Here, or here! What I’m saying is, for $2.99, you should REALLY BUY THIS BOOK. I don’t understand illegally downloading comics. If you’re going to go to the trouble of finding a link, you clearly love the book, so why are you contributing to its inevitable cancellation?
So go! Buy! Read! I’M AS EXCITED AS NOH-VARR DISCOVERING CLOSE HARMONY GIRL GROUPS!
(And can we get a round of applause for the gorgeous art and coloring? I think we can.)
Non-denominational winter-themed ornaments! As promised :) NGL, I like these more than the Christmas ones. More ornament-y.
Just the original group for now, because I have to get back to real work. I work hard for you, Marvel Fandom!
Loki can’t decide on a hairstyle
i cant breathe
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT.
AH CAN’T BREATHE
MANDY. MARY. JACKIE. EVERYONE. CALL YOUR MOMMA.
Damn you’ve come in at the right time! Marvel’s new title, Thor God Of Thunder started literally last week, and it is INCREDIBLE. Jason Aaron has set up an incredibly chilling story, and the magnificent Esad Ribic is my DREAM artist for Thor. Definitely a book worth picking up.
I also recommend Rodi and Ribic’s Blood Brothers, which will always be one of my top five self contained stories. It focuses more on Loki, but is amazing nonetheless. If you’re REALLY wanting to commit, I would be remiss in not mentioning JMS and Copiel’s work on Thor. To this day, that is my favorite run on any Thor book. Lady Loki, Balder kicking ass and taking names, Bill of Bills, an Iron Man Throwdown, and a bridge scene that will make you cry for a month. BONUS: It leads you seamlessly into Dark Reign, Seige, and then Fraction and Gillen’s magnificent side-by-side on Thor and Journey into Mystery.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, this one right here. Kid-friendly and a fun book, but one of the best you will read.
HOLY SHIT TUMBLR HAVE I GOT A TREAT FOR YOU!
See that page I just posted? Just there, above the bold text. That is my all time favorite page from any comic ever. Thor and Beta Ray Bill, conversing through Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive.
Who is Beta Ray Bill, you ask? THIS IS BETA RAY BILL!
What page from, you also ask? I AM ABOUT TO TELL YOU! This is from Thor and the Warriors Four, my all time favorite mini-comic. It was a little four issue run, written by Alex Zalben and drawn by, wait for it, Gurihiru studios. You know. The same studio that drew Avengers vs X-Babies that you’ve all gone so batshit over? WHAT’S THAT? YOU WANT MORE OF THAT GORGEOUS ART? WELL!
Thor and the Warriors Four is a story about Power Pack, four siblings with extraordinary powers (Some of you might know Julie Powers from Avengers Academy!). Hit with the news that their grandmother might be dying, the kids decide to embark on a trip to Asgard, and employ Thor in order to get their mitts on some of those golden apples, the ones that make the gods…godly.
Naturally, there are hijinks along the way, they get waylaid by evil and nefarious plans, and the whole four issue run is just fucking fantastic. I’ve read this cover to digital cover more times than I can count, and it never gets less funny, less tearjerking, less heartwarming, or less fantastic.
WAIT, YOU’RE NOT SOLD ON IT YET? HOW ABOUT SOME SCANS!
HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE HORSE THOR? COME ON! HE’S A THORSE!
Did I fail to mention that everyone in Asgard gets turned into a baby by SOME NEFARIOUS MAGIC USER WHO COULD IT BE? Because they do. And it’s so fucking precious that I can’t stand it.
IS THAT SOME BABY WARRIORS THREE? Ya’ll best believe there is a tattoo of baby upside down Hogun in my future.
I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU HAVEN’T JUT SCROLLED TO THE BOTTOM AND CLICKED THE LINK TO GO BUY THIS.
Which is right here!
Guys, you can get this entire thing for $8. Let me make this clear, I do not work for ComiXology.com. I don’t get anything out of this. I just re-read this comic tonight and it fills me with such love that I have to share it. And you’re getting TWO stories, because each issue has a fantastic backup story about Hercules babysitting said Power Pack. GODS. KIDS. HORSE THORS.
I am begging you all. Buy this book. It’s so fun. Then come back here and TELL me about it, and we can TALK about it, and that’s the best thing about comics, right? This is a great gateway comic, too. It introduces you to WONDERFUL characters that you can follow into other books! GO AND BUY THIS COMIC.
…what. You want one more picture? Okay. Just one.
I thought that might get your attention.
HO HO HO DOOT DOOT.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TUMBLR*! Cut these babies out, stick’em to some cardboard, punch a hole in the top, thread some ribbon, hang those bbs up…HAPPY HOLIDAYS ETC!
*Okay obviously these are all Christmas themed, and that is because that’s what I know. I figured it was safest to do what I know, as opposed to risk offending someone with a different background. SO. If you celebrate something other than Christmas at this time of year, PLEASE SEND ME AN ASK and educate me! Tell me what I can draw, and what characters! HOLIDAY THINGS FOR EVERYONE.
From now on, instead of posting drawings, I will just post this on a daily basis.
And answering all asks with the same. Fuhuhuhuhu…
I’m not overly fond of what follows.
Hey Avengers Peeps
Remember that time that Loki impersonated the Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye kissed him/her?
No, you probably don’t. But the Mighty Avengers remember.
Look at your life, Clint, look at your choices. Haha you made Loki embarrassed.
This series was so good. Hank Pym was creepy, Pietro was a shithead, Clint was a ho…god, how I miss it.
Also Clint’s process of deduction. Suspect Impersonation —> Make Out With Impersonator —> Replace Shakira Lyrics ‘Hips’ With ‘Lips’ —> PROFIT!
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #645
Kieron Gillen (W) • STEPHANIE HANS (A&C)
EVERYTHING BURNS AFTERMATH
• Kieron Gillen bids farewell to the cast of JIM!
• “Why Did Loki Do It? No One Knows.” Until now.
• The critically acclaimed epic reaches its climax as Loki’s future and past collide and nothing will ever be the same again. No, really. We mean it this time. Stop looking at us like that.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Okay I don’t want Kieron Gillen off the book. I hope he’s going on to something I want to read (aka not X Men). But…I kind of hope this mean Loki is growing up. I know there’s going to be a lot of a bloo bloo out there if he does, but I mean…there’s only so much you can do with kid Loki. I don’t want him to go back to being pre-siege Loki. I want current Loki, but an adult. Conflicted, tension with Thor, trying to maintain personal change in a world that still refuses to trust him.
That’s the extent of my Loki feels.