New Comic Delay: Labour Day

We hope that everyone had a fun and safe Labour Day holiday yesterday!

Due to the holiday our comic order for this week will not be arriving until tomorrow. This means that comics will not be available until the afternoon on Wednesday September 9th.

We will let you know when they hit the shelves! Sorry for the inconvenience & short notice!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is on SATURDAY!!
Here’s what you need to know:
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We open at 10am. We will be admitting people to the store in groups, based on tickets which we will distribute to the line, starting at 9:30. This will allow you to step away from the line for coffee, bathroom breaks, or to browse our sale out front.

-first 10 comics are free! Spend $10 for each additional 10 free comics.

-100s of graphic novels for sale out front! Buy one, get one free!

-costumed characters

-kids colouring activities

-FREE Dragon reusable bag with a donation to the Guelph Food Bank

-as an added BONUS, the elementary school with the most kids at FCBD will win $100 in graphic novels for their library!
See you there!

 

Top Books of 2014

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This is our annual round-up of the best selling books at The Dragon for the year 2014. Once again, Walking Dead was one of our strongest sellers, as was Saga. Attack on Titan took the manga world by storm, and became our top selling manga, as well as one of our top selling books! Just so that we have more on our list than those 3 titles, we’ve made those books numbers 1 through 3, with the rest following. Blacksad volume 1 makes its 4th annual appearance on this list and Image Comics dominates the other publishers. These books are must-reads!

1. Saga (all volumes) by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staplescanada_maple_leaf_transparent (Image Comics)

2. Walking Dead (all volumes) by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard  (Image Comics)

3. Attack on Titan (all volumes) by Isayama Hajime  (Kodansha Comics)

4. Sex Criminals vol.1 by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarskycanada_maple_leaf_transparent  (Image Comics)

5. East of West vol.1 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta  (Image Comics)

6. Batman Black Mirror by Scott Snyder, Jock, and Francesco Francavilla  (DC Comics)

7. Rat Queens vol.1 by Kurtis J. Wiebecanada_maple_leaf_transparent and Roc Upchurch  (Image Comics)

8. Amulet vol.6 by Kazu Kibuishi  (Scholastic)

9. East of West vol.2 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta  (Image Comics)

10. Blacksad vol.1 by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido  (Dark Horse Comics)

11. Hawkeye vol.1 by Matt Fraction and David Aja  (Marvel Comics)

12. Amulet vol.1 by Kazu Kibuishi  (Scholastic)

13. Fables vol.1 by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, and Mark Buckingham  (DC Comics: Vertigo)

14. Adventure Time vol.4 by Ryan Northcanada_maple_leaf_transparent, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb  (Boom! Studios)

15. Chew vol.8 by John Layman and Rob Guillory  (Image Comics)

16. Blacksad Amarillo by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido  (Dark Horse Comics)

17. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn and Dalibor Talajic  (Marvel Comics)

18. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier  (Scholastic)

19. Wonder Woman vol.1 by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang  (DC Comics)

20. Batman Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland  (DC Comics)

21. Batman vol.1 (Court of Owls) by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo  (DC Comics)

22. Avatar the Last Airbender Promise vol.1 by Gene Luen Yang and various  (Dark Horse Comics)

23. Black Science vol.1 by Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera, and Dean White  (Image Comics)

24. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days vol.1 by Shiro Amano  (Yen Press)

25. Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malleycanada_maple_leaf_transparent  (Ballantine Books)

Indie Comic Week: Wed. Dec. 31st to Tues. Jan. 6th

Each year, there is an official “skip week” in the comic world, which means that we are getting only a few releases from major publishers. So, we use the space on our new release rack to highlight some newer releases from the self-published world. This includes Kickstarters, books we’ve bought directly from creators at conventions, or books purchased from publishers that are not distributed by Diamond. This year, we are exceptionally pleased to offer the following books:

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Lady Sabre and the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether vol.1 by Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett

Safari Honeymoon by Jesse Jacobs

Lose #5 by Michael DeForge

Fairy Tales I Just Made Up by Ray Friesen

Cat Dad, King of the Goblins by Britt Wilson

Wendy by Walter Scott

Cat Person by Seo Kim
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100 Crushes by Elisha Lim

Baby Bjornstrand by Renee French

Pitiful Human Lizard 1 and 2 by Jason Loo

Ball and Chain 1-3 by Cristina Marin

and more!

 

Top of the Pile: July 9th

Jenn: Grayson #1 – Of all the characters in DC Comics, this is the one which has had the most consistent and continuous character development. I’m excited to see where this newest development will lead.

Amy: Rocket Girl tpb – I’ve always loved Amy Reeder’s art. I read the first issue of this series and was hooked. I’m looking forward to reading the rest!

Bre: Adventure Time Banana Guard Academy #1 – Why? Because it’s Adventure Time, and it’s also written by one of the show’s writers, Kent Osborne.

Caleb: Suicide Squad #1 – It’s Deadshot in a new ongoing series.

Felix: Batman Eternal #14 – I liked the first 8 issues, but then it kind of lagged a bit for me. I’m looking forward to this one to see if it can return to the quality of the beginning.

Jer: Barbarian Lord – It’s barbarians! And the art’s fantastic!

Kevin: Spider-Man 2099 #1 – I enjoyed this character’s storyline in Superior Spider-Man and am looking forward to seeing how it continues.