December 30, 2015

Policy Changes at A Galaxy Called Dallas

We’ve been growing over the last year and that’s great for everyone involved. It means that we get to be your comic shop for a while and we want to continue giving you great service. With that in mind, we’ve revamped our subscription plan to cut out some costs and a lot of labor.


Starting January 1st, we will go back to a tiered plan like we started with when we opened in August of 2014. New subscribers will still be able to get one title or 100 or more, but their discount will be based on that number.
      • 1-9 titles will get a 5% discount on those titles
      • 10-19 titles will get 15% discount on those titles
      • 20+ titles will get the full 20% discount on those titles
There will no longer be a 10% off general discount and we will discontinue bag and board service. You will get a 20% discount on all supplies, such as bags, boards, and boxes.

For folks that already have pulls, you are grandfathered in and will continue to get your 20% discount as long as you have titles. If you close your account and come back later, even a day later, you will get the new discounts. The only thing that will change with grandfathered accounts is that you will lose the 10% general discount and no more bags and boards.

The reason for dropping bags and boards was less about the cost but more about the amount of time spent bagging and boarding at the register. It is a huge time suck and I think that customers will appreciate a faster checkout along with the 20% off of supplies.

I, also, feel the need to go over our ordering availability of titles for new folks and a reminder for folks that might not use it as much. We ask that you be as specific as possible when asking for titles to be added to your list. As I’m sure you are aware of, there are a lot of titles that have the Avengers, the Inhumans, the Justice League, etc. in the title, so we need to know exactly which one you are wanting. Don’t ask for “anything X related.” We have no way of keeping track of what titles are mentioning, guest starring, appearing, etc. who and with over 100 subscribers it is another labor intensive task. That’s why we give our Previews catalogs to you for free. So, that you can be aware of what titles are coming out and be proactive on new titles.

One of the biggest problems we run into is customers not adding a title to their pull until the week before it comes out. There are a few dates that customers may not be aware of and those are the initial order date, the final order cutoff date, and the street date. The street date most will be familiar with because that is the date that the title hits the racks. The initial order date is the date that we place our orders for product that will be available two or more months down the line. This helps publishers gauge how much to print. The Final Order Cutoff date is the last day that we can adjust our orders before the print run begins. This usually happens a month before street date. If you come to us with a title for your list and it’s after the FOC, then we may end up not having enough copies to cover the demand, especially if several customers come to us at one time. This happens because in our search to find a sweet spot between selling all of our copies of a title and not having a lot of overstock, we sometimes don’t order a lot of a title. If we add a title to your list and it could take some time before the orders catch up.

Variants, where do I begin. Variants are offered on different levels, also. Some are offered where we can buy as many as we want. Some are offered as incentives meaning we have to buy a certain number of the original cover before we can buy one copy of the variant. But they don’t tell you that in the Previews. They tell you to talk to us. Which makes us the bearer of bad news when we can’t get them. By that, I mean that we can’t possibly order enough to satisfy the requirement. For instance, last January when the Star Wars variants came out one was a 1:50 meaning that I had to order 50 regular covers to get that one. I did and it took me six months to sell all of them. And that’s a popular title with 20 subscribers. Variants that are open to order are usually only ordered if someone has expressed an interest in them. If you want a variant, be specific and don’t be disappointed if it’s one that we can’t get. Would you believe that there are 1:5000 variants. That’s right 5000 copies just to order 1 copy of the variant.

Last of all, ordering. When placing an order with us, orders that are not picked up within 30 days of receiving will be put on the shelf to sell. Items that you pull from our shelf and ask us to hold will only be held for 48 hours. We will work with you if you have run up on hard times, but we have to sell things to stay in business. We’ll work with you, if you work with us.

I didn’t intend for this to be this long, but here you go. I hope that it’s agreeable to everyone and we hope to see you at the shop in the near future.

December 22, 2015

Yu-gi-oh! Premium Gold: Infinite Gold Ready for Pre-Orders

Here’s the latest Yu-gi-oh! release with a pre-order deadline of 1/11/2016. Get in touch with us quick if you’d like to order a box.

STREET DATE: 3/18/2016
PO DEADLINE DATE: 1/11/2016







Premium Gold: Infinite Gold is the latest solid gold collector's set for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME. With something for everyone, Premium Gold: Infinite Gold contains dozens of upgraded cards to bling out your collection plus 21 new cards for your Main Deck and Extra Deck, all gleaming in gold foil technology!

Each 5-card Premium Gold: Infinite Gold mini-pack contains 2 Gold Secrets - each card a brand-new, never-before-seen card including several powerful monsters for your Extra Deck! Each mini-pack also has 3 Gold Rare versions of popular cards, so you can gussy up your golden gleam! As a special bonus, scores of Gold Rare cards in the set includes former Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Prize Cards Number 106: Giant Hand and Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry, now available for everyone to use!

Gold Rares are some of the shiniest and rarest cards around, and enshrined completely in Gold color, including Gold card frames, Gold art boxes frames, Gold text box frames, Gold card names, and for Monsters, Gold level stars! Gold Secrets take all of that and add a Secret Rare Card's textured foil pattern on top of it!

Each box of Premium Gold: Infinite Gold contains 3 mini-packs for a total of 15 cards: 6 Gold Secrets and 9 Gold Rares per box.

December 16, 2015

Don't Wait til the Last Minute Sale

That's right, folks! Don't wait to get that special geek or nerd what their heart desires. Someone else may snag it! Wednesday thru Friday basic 15% off with exceptions and the discounts increase the closer to the holidays. But do you dare wait to get a better deal? OH, THE HUMANITY! We, also, have gift certificates in any denomination over $5.

Again, the sale runs today Wednesday 12/16/2015 thru Christmas Eve 12/24/2015 at 5pm. Our Christmas store hours are open Christmas Eve until 5pm, closed Christmas Day, and back in business on Saturday.

For new shoppers, A Galaxy Called Dallas is located on the southwest corner of Belt Line Rd. and North Garland Ave. at 1238 Belt Line Rd. #365. Our phone number is 972-530-2600.

October 22, 2015

A GALAXY CALLED DALLAS Scares up Fun for Halloween ComicFest 2015 with HALLOWEEN COMICFEST AT A GALAXY CALLED DALLAS on OCT. 31, 2015

 

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On Saturday, October 31, 2015, A Galaxy Called Dallas on 1238 Belt Line Rd. #365 will host HALLOWEEN COMICFEST AT A GALAXY CALLED DALLAS in conjunction with Halloween ComicFest 2015, a celebration of comic shops as a great destination for Halloween activities and products from comics and graphic novels to costumes, toys and more!
HALLOWEEN COMICFEST AT A GALAXY CALLED DALLAS will take place at A Galaxy Called Dallas from 1-4pm, and will include:

Guests will be able to choose five single titles from over twenty-one offered and have a chance at winning door prizes. Local artists will be on-hand and assorted ghouls and nasties roaming the aisles for your entertainment.

· KIDS’ ACTIVITIES

· ARTISTS

· GAMES

· COSTUME CONTEST

· DOOR PRIZES

· AFTER PARTY AT NICKELRAMA AT 7PM – FREE ADMITTANCE IF IN COSTUME

For additional information, visit A GALAXY CALLED DALLAS’ website at www.AGalaxyCalledDallas.com.

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October 20, 2015

DFW Brain Tumor Walk 2015

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To my Geek family I'd like to ask if you can help. We are less than a month away from the yearly DFW Brain Tumor Walk and we are attempting to raise money for brain tumor research through the National Brain Tumor Society. I lost my beautiful wife to a brain tumor 3 years ago and wish that no one has to go through what I, my daughter, and our family have had to go through. In her honor, would you consider donating or passing this message on to those that might be in a better position to help. Even a dollar helps the cause.

We’ve raised $100 so far with a raffle that we held on Star Wars Reads Day and will have a collection box out at the counter for those that want to donate face to face. If you’re interested in walking with us, feel free to ask me how and we’ll get you set up.

Link to our Team Kiwi Page. Kiwi was her nickname. Thank you.

October 6, 2015

Star Wars Reads Day at A Galaxy Called Dallas

This will be the fourth year that Star Wars Reads Day has brought together readers, non-readers and the Star Wars Universe. 2,500 events have been scheduled this year which is a 25% over last year. Celebrations are being held at libraries, schools, and stores like ours here at A Galaxy Called Dallas. We will have lots of specials on Star Wars books & comics and other merchandise, as well as, coloring pages for the kids, and we may even play a Star Wars game or two. If you show up in a Star Wars costume, you’ll get a $5 store credit towards your purchases and we’ll be raffling off a few prizes with the proceeds going to the National Brain Tumor Society. All of the fun starts Saturday at 11am when we open the doors and doesn’t stop until 10pm that night.

You can sign in to the event here at our Star Wars Reads Day Facebook Event Page.

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Games Releasing This Week of October 6, 2015

Here are some of the games that are releasing this week. If you are interested in getting a copy, just call us, email us, Facebook us, Twitter us, smoke signal us, or stop by and face to face us.

 

 

Game of Thrones Core Set 2nd EditionGame of Thrones: Core Set 2nd Edition

SKU: FFGGT01
MSRP: $39.95
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Distributor Ship Date: October 6
Summary: A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Second Edition is the second edition of a beloved Living Card Game, featuring cunning plots, iconic characters, and deadly encounters for two to six players.

 

 

 

Tesla vs Edison Game

Tesla vs Edison

SKU: ART1001
MSRP: $60.00
Publisher: Artana
Release: Available Now
Summary: Players compete to claim electric projects for their company in the 19th century United States. Each player controls a company with a brilliant inventor and other famous people working for it, managing money and a stock portfolio.

 

 

 

Hordes Devastation HC

Hordes: Devastation HB

SKU: PIP1063
MSRP: $41.99
Publisher: Privateer Press
Dist. Ship Date: October 7
Summary: Fight for survival with: New incarnations of some of HORDES’ most feared and revered legends. New and terrifying gargantuans ready to crush the opposition. New units, solos, and warbeasts ready to lend their strength to the battle for survival. New narrative fiction continuing the savage tale of HORDES: Exigence.

 

 

 

Grizzled Game

The Grizzled

SKU: CMNGRZ001
MSRP: $19.99
Publisher: Cool Mini or Not
Release: October 10
Summary: Through what tragedies can Friendship endure? The Grizzled is a fgast paced, fully cooperative card game that takes place in the trenches of World War I. Already a best-seller in Europe, The Grizzled is an elegant game of avoiding threats amd leading a team, and is regarded as one of the finest cooperative games ever made.

 

 

 

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Pokemon: Powers Beyond Tins

SKU: PKU10999
MSRP: $19.99
Publisher: Pokemon
Release: October 7
Summary: Pokemon-EX: Beyond the Ordinary! At last, three great Pokemon-EX from the highest heights and strange new worlds! Choose the sky-high swiftness of Rayquaza-EX, the soaring speed of Latios-EX, or the mystical fury of Hoopa-EX in the Pokemon Trading Card Game: Powers Beyond Tin!

October 5, 2015

Banned Book Week a Success!

I”d like to thank everyone who came by the shop during Banned Book Week and allowed us to litter their fragile minds with great banned reads! Censorship is not good in any form and infringes on the individual’s rights to make their own choices. In the meantime, read some banned books year round and pass them on.

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September 22, 2015

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabar and Anna Waterhouse Out 9/25.

If you are a Holmes fan, then you know of his brother Mycroft. But, how much do you know? Here lies a tale of a young Mycroft and events that made him the man he was.

Holmesians rejoice, MYCROFT HOLMES by the incredible NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse, is out today!

Fresh out of Cambridge University, the young Mycroft Holmes is already making a name​ ​for himself in government, working for the Secretary of State for War. Yet this most British of civil servants has strong ties to the faraway island of Trinidad, the birthplace of his best friend, Cyrus Douglas, a man of African descent, and where his fiancĂ©e Georgiana Sutton was raised.

Mycroft’s comfortable existence is overturned when Douglas receives troubling reports​ from home. There are rumors of mysterious disappearances, strange footprints in the sand, and spirits enticing children to their deaths, their bodies found drained of blood. Upon hearing the news, Georgiana abruptly departs for Trinidad. Near panic, Mycroft convinces Douglas that they should follow her, drawing the two men into a web of dark secrets that grows more treacherous with each step they take...

Written by NBA superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and screenwriter Anna Waterhouse, Mycroft Holmes reveals the untold story of Sherlock’s older brother. This harrowing adventure changed his life, and set the​ stage for the man Mycroft would become: founder of the famous Diogenes Club and the hidden power behind the British government.

Mycroft Holmes Book

September 4, 2015

Force Friday at A Galaxy Called Dallas

Even big box stores got first dibs on all things Star Wars, that didn’t leave us out. All holiday weekend we will host a sale on all things Star Wars. You can read the details about it on our Facebook Event page. Suffice it to say, we’ve got some pretty good deals on all Star Wars merchandise and it will run until close of business Monday evening.

Force Awakens Here with store logo

Since we weren’t given the opportunity to purchase like the big boxes, we still get to place orders today. I’m giving you a link to the Diamond Star Wars VII catalog and all you have to do is tell us what you want. You can download this handy Star Wars VII order form to help you in your decision making process.

Now, I’m gonna warn you. As smoothly as we try to make this, there will be plenty of delays, snafus, hang-ups and other problems along the way. The sooner the orders get put in, the sooner we can get product and I’m going to place some orders for things that I know will sell, but if you want to make sure you get what you want, you’ll need to get those orders to us quickly. If we don’t get them in fast enough, items will get allocated which means we may get all, some, or none at all. And that’s not to convince you not to try and order, but it’s nice to be prepared.

So with that being said, let us know what you want and we’ll make sure it gets into A Galaxy Called Dallas! Call or email us.

August 8, 2015

Battle for Zendikar Pre-orders: Time is Nye

We are still taking orders for the Battle for Zendikar release. Orders are due no later that August 14 at 8pm. We are offering booster boxes for $100 on pre-order only so come secure your box of Battle for Zendikar now.

This will be one of two sets in this block which is a new philosophy that Wizards of the Coast is trying out now. 274 cards in the set, Battle for Zendikar will hit streets October 2 with pre-release events on September 26.

 

More info can be found here: Wizards of the Coast – Magic the Gathering

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August 4, 2015

Pre-Order for Battle for Zendikar

We are still taking pre-orders for Battle For Zendikar. Deadline is Aug. 14th so that we can place our orders on Aug. 15th. Call or email for special pricing.

Battle for Zendikar

More info can be found at this link: Battle for Zendikar Information

July 23, 2015

Game On! Thursday

Game On! Thursday

 

Come in all day every Thursday and enjoy 20% off of your favorite games. The only exception is that the discount does not apply to games that are new in store that week or to booster packs for games like Magic, Pokemon, Yugioh!, Dicemasters, or Heroclix. Enjoy!

July 21, 2015

Trade Tuesdays!

We’re going to be running this promo for a little while and we’d like to get your feedback on it. For the next month or so, we’re running Graphic Novel Tuesdays! This means that on Tuesdays, you can get a graphic novel of your choice for 20% off the cover price. This does not apply to sale items or items . And it starts today!

Trade Tuesdays

July 15, 2015

DC Deck-Building Game: Teen Titans is in!

You have to admit that if you’ve played the DC Deck-Building game, it’s pretty sweet! And with every expansion comes new teams to play and I can’t wait to try this one.

The new focus of the set revolves around Ongoing abilities: Cards that stay in play until you need them. Every time you put an Ongoing card into play, it essentially gives you an extra card to utilize on a future turn. Previously, only Locations and a couple of other cards could ever stay in play. Now every card type at every power level has multiple different cards that are Ongoing. Sometimes they help you every turn. But mostly they stay in play until you choose to discard them for their mighty effects. If you can build up several Ongoing cards, unleash as many as you need to take down the Super-Villains!

If you’re interested, come by the shop while supplies last!

July 14, 2015

Smash Up: Munchkin – We’re taking pre-orders now!

Munchkin has been a real fun game to play around the shop and Smash Up is probably a good second. What do you think happens when you add those two together? I don’t know either, but I can’t wait to try them out. Check out the info below and let us know if this is something that you would like to see on the shelves. Pre-order your copy and we’ll knock 20% off the price, but we have to have a deposit on file by August 10th!

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Smash Up: Munchkin

History records many great pairings. Death and taxes. Peanut butter and chocolate. Cats and cheeseburgers.

Now we’ve smashed up Munchkin with Smash Up!

Smash Up is the game where each player smashes two weird factions together and tries to crush all the others. The factions in this set are Munchkin races and classes: Orcs, Warriors, Halflings, Clerics, Dwarves, Elves, Thieves, and Mages! All the factions have different powers, and every team-up is different.

This set may be played by itself, but all the factions are fully compatible with your existing Smash Up sets. There are also two brand-new card types. Monsters lurk around the bases, and Treasures give you new rewards when you smash a base!

- Eight entirely new decks!
- New Monster and Treasure cards!
- Amazing new Munchkin art drawn by John Kovalic and painted by Francisco Rico Torres and Gong Studios!
- Now in the “Smash Up” Base Box style format you will get 10 faction dividers for your Smash Up Big Geeky Box!

Contents :

- 8 faction decks with 20 cards each - 20 monster cards
- 22 treasure cards
- 16 base cards

- 10 dividers *Never before in the Smash Up Base Set*

- token sheet - rulebook

Players:​2-4
Ages:​ 12+
Playing Time: 4​5 minutes

Don’t forget kids, pre-orders on file by August 10th get a 20% discount!

June 9, 2015

Subspace Communique 6-9-2015

Congratulations, Graduates of 2015!

What next?!?

By now, most ceremonies are over with or are soon to be over with and those of you who are graduating will face the next question of adulthood; do I put away those things of my childhood or do I embrace them? Ha! I'm a 46 year old kid and I love it! Granted, I let go of a lot things when I joined the Navy right out of high school, and, boy, do I regret it. The loss of things, not the Navy. I've played catch up since then and I'm pretty happy. Now, I'm talking a little bit about collecting things, but I'm also talking about habits that make us happy, too. We can be adults and still wear our silly hats. We can still have kids and buy a house and dress strange on the weekends. We're geeks! So, as you go forth to find your fame and fortune, don't forget what makes you happy!

Graduate Sale!

All of this week will be our Graduation Sale! I began with just a sale for High School Graduates but then I realized that there were pre-K and Kindergarten grads and GED grads and Trade School grads and grads of programs we didn't even know about. So, then I turned into Oprah and not just you, but you and you and you get a 20% discount on your entire purchase this week. This sale will run through Saturday June 13, 2015.

New Event!

We would like to invite everyone out tonight for our Previews Party! It's a new once a month meeting to let you wander through the catalogs and give us ideas on what you would like to see in the shop. Most folks aren't aware at how many items are offered up every month in the Previews Catalog and we are looking for feedback on what you might like to see in the shop.

So come join us, eat some pizza, drink some drinks and tell us your deepest desires . . . . . 


Game Times

Wednesday Night D&D Encounters start at 6:00 PM
Friday Night Magic starts at 7:00 PM
Heroclix starts June 12 at 8:00 PM
Saturday Force of Will starts at 2:00 PM
General gameplay is anytime the store is open.

Goto our Facebook Events for more info!

Be sure and get your orders to us by close of business Thursday, June 25, 2015. Copies of Previews are at the store and are free while they last!

Remember that if you place an order for something out of the Previews Catalog, we give you a great discount. Just email, call, or message us and we'll give you the details.
Erin Phillips was our winner of the Avengers poster this month. Stay tuned for our next giveaway!

This Week's Comics

  • 1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #1 SWA
  • 21ST CENTURY TANK GIRL #1 (OF 3) (MR)
  • ADVENTURES OF AERO GIRL #2 (OF 4)
  • ANGRY BIRDS #12
  • ARROW SEASON 2.5 #9
  • BATMAN #41
  • BATMAN SUPERMAN #21
  • BILL & TED MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN #4 (OF 6)
  • BIRTHRIGHT #8
  • BLACK SCIENCE #15 (MR)
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #9 SWA
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL AND CAROL CORPS #1 SWA
  • CATWOMAN #41
  • CHRONONAUTS #4 (MR)
  • CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER #1
  • CONVERGENCE SUPERBOY & THE LEGION #2
  • CONVERGENCE SWAMP THING #2
  • COPPERHEAD #8
  • DESCENDER #4 (MR)
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #41
  • DOCTOR WHO 10TH #11 
  • EARTH 2 SOCIETY #1
  • FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #6 (MR)
  • FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #21 (MR)
  • FOUR POINTS #3
  • FOX (DARK CIRCLE) #3
  • GFT ROBYN HOOD ONGOING #11
  • GHOST RACERS #1 SWA
  • GOTHAM ACADEMY #7
  • HARLEY QUINN #17
  • HARROW COUNTY #2
  • HERO CATS #6
  • INFERNO #2 SWA
  • INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #2 SWA
  • INJECTION #2 CVR A SHALVEY & BELLAIRE (MR)
  • INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR #3
  • JUGHEAD & ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #13
  • KANAN LAST PADAWAN #3
  • LANTERN CITY #2 (OF 12)
  • LOOKING FOR GROUP #3 CVR A SILVANI MAIN
  • MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #8
  • MARVEL ZOMBIES #1 SWA
  • MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS OF GUARD VOL 03 #4 (OF 4)
  • MRS DEADPOOL AND HOWLING COMMANDOS #1 SWA
  • MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #31
  • NAMELESS #4 (MR)
  • NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #9
  • PALMIOTTI BRADY BIG CON JOB #4 (OF 4)
  • PASTAWAYS #2
  • POSTAL #1 2ND PTG
  • RACHEL RISING #34
  • REANIMATOR #3 (OF 4)
  • REBELS #3
  • RED HOOD ARSENAL #1
  • REGULAR SHOW #24
  • SAGA #29 (MR)
  • SAVIOR #3
  • SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #58
  • SECRET WARS 2099 #2 (OF 5)
  • SECRET WARS JOURNAL #2 (OF 5) SWA
  • SECTION 8 #1 (OF 6)
  • SILK #5
  • SILVER SURFER #12
  • SKYSTORM ORIGINS #2
  • SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #273 REG CVR
  • SOUTHERN CROSS #2
  • SPIDER-GWEN #5
  • SPIDER-VERSE #2 SWA
  • SPONGEBOB COMICS #45
  • STARFIRE #1
  • STARVE #1 (MR)
  • STRANGE SPORTS STORIES #4 (OF 4) (MR)
  • ULTIMATE END #2 (OF 5) SWA
  • UNCLE SCROOGE #3
  • UNITY #19 CVR A BERNARD (NEW ARC)
  • WALKING DEAD #142 (MR)
  • WEIRDWORLD #1 SWA
  • X-O MANOWAR 25TH ANN SPECIAL #1
  • ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #6

May 28, 2015

A Galaxy Called Dallas hosts first monthly art night

With the help of Eli Luna, Alex Flores, and Thomas Branch, A Galaxy Called Dallas will host it's first monthly art night on June 1, 2015, in Garland. The idea was brought to us at Galaxy Dallas by Alex and Eli and we couldn't wait to do it. Basically, you bring paper and pencils, or whatever you want to work with, and we draw for a few hours. The night will have a theme or maybe not, you can help us decide. At the end of the night, we collect your piece and $5 (each if you wish to submit more) and when you return the following month, you will get a copy of our new magazine, Warp 11! No critiquing, no rejection letters, nothing but "published!"

Go to www.Warp11zine.com for more info and join us for some drawing fun Monday night.


May 14, 2015

Magic Origins to Release in July 2015

As our Magic community here at A Galaxy Called Dallas in Garland, Texas grows, I want to make sure that all players have the opportunity to get in on these releases. The deadline for ordering is June 1st with a release of July 17th, so if you want to pre-order at a great price, call the shop or email us and we'll get you set up. Here's the details:

Set Name Magic Origins
Number of Cards 272 (Editor's note: Set was originally announced with 277. 272 is correct.)
Pre-Release Events: July 11–12, 2015
Release Date: July 17, 2015
Launch Weekend: July 17–19, 2015
Game Day August: 8–9, 2015
For more info, go to the Wizards website.


May 12, 2015

Subscription Changes

We've changed our subscription service a little bit, by giving you a some new perks and clearing up some blurry parts. Here's the details:

• HOW IT WORKS •
Give us your list by filling out a form in the shop, emailing us, or Facebook message. As they come in, we'll put them in a box for you and wait for you to pick them up. Even if you only collect 1 title a month, we’ll pull it for you! We'll give you 20% off the cover and you get 10% off of anything else in the store. This does not stack on already discounted or sale priced items. Here’s the one catch: If it’s not on your list, there’s NO DISCOUNT. The 20% OFF of your comics ONLY applies to the titles on your list. If you add it to your list, then you get the discount. If you’re just trying it out, that's cool. You can drop it anytime that you want, we just ask that you pay for the ones that we've pulled for you. This whole thing is free, we just ask that you pay for what you order.

 • FREE TO JOIN • NO DEPOSIT • NO MINIMUM •

We want to help you get the comics and collectibles that you want, we just ask that you come in at least once a month and try to keep your list under control. Even if you just make it in once a month, that's great, but if you're pulling 10 comics a week, but only buying 10 a month, then you may need to reassess your list. If you've run into a problem with job, space, life, just let us know. Call, email, or stop in and let us know what the situation is and we can work with you. As long as you keep in touch, we’re happy.

• 40% OFF CORRESPONDING COLLECTIONS •


Stealing an idea from other comic shops, as a subscriber you qualify for a 40% preorder discount on any collection where you’ve subscribed to the single issues from us. For example, if you’ve subscribed to Saga #13-18, you can preorder Saga Vol 3 for 40% off! Best of all, you don’t need to sign up for this additional service, it’s free with your subscription sign-up!

May 8, 2015

Wanna Pre-Order Clash Of Rebellions Boosters?

Just received an email from our distributor soliciting pre-orders for Yu-gi-oh!'s Clash of Rebellions . If this is something that your interested in, email or message me for price.

Clash Of Rebellions Booster Solicitation

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is proud to bring you the 3rd core booster release for 2015, Clash of Rebellions. This new 1st Edition 100-card booster set is where the new Red-Eyes cards make a big comeback, fiery new Deck themes burst onto the stage, and more new cards for the latest Decks!

Red-Eyes Monsters make a big return after almost two years behind the scenes! Clash of Rebellions introduces brand new cards to go with Joey’s “Red-Eyes” dragon theme from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series. Many of these cards will have synergy with cards from Legendary Collection 4: Joey’s World.

Clash of Rebellions also presents brand new Deck themes that’ll light up the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG tournament scene: fiery new Igknight Monsters burn up their own men to Summon gigantic soldiers, flowery Aromages pump up your Life Points and gain extra powers while you’re ahead, and a brand new Deck theme based on one of the most popular American fairy tales ever known that will continue to be supported in subsequent sets.

In addition to new themes, Clash of Rebellions also supplies Duelists with more new cards for the latest Decks, like Infernoids, Raidraptors, Performapals, Superheavy Samurai, Toon, and more. Finally, Duelists will also be able to use Xyz Monsters for Synchro Summoning by giving them Levels.

The Clash of Rebellions booster set includes 100 cards: 48 Common Cards, 20 Rare Cards, 14 Super Rare Cards, 10 Ultra Rare Cards, and 8 Secret Rare Cards.

The deadline to order is May 21, 2015 with a release date of August 7, 2015.



A Galaxy Called Dallas is the nexus of all things geeky located just north of Downtown Garland on the Southeast corner of Belt Line Road and North Garland Avenue. You can reach us at 972-530-2600.

May 5, 2015

Free Comic Book Day 2015 Roundup

It’s my Monday, though it’s Tuesday for the rest of you and I’m still aching from the amount of business that we did on Free Comic Book Day. We pretty much ran an entire week’s worth of sales in that one day and I can’t say much more than THANK YOU! Most people look at the money they spend going into the owner’s pocket and nothing more, but that money goes to pay the bills, the other employees, and for the product that we sell. Basically, when you purchase from us, you ensure that we will be here tomorrow and the next day and the next. Again, thank you!

I would like to, also, say thank you to all of the friends that helped man the store. I was overwhelmed by how many people showed up, so next year, I will be prepared. I’d like to thank Cole Houston and Andrew Farmer for coming out and recording for their podcast, Purr Kayla and her daughter for coming out painting faces and making masks, and all of the costumed fans out in their Free Comic Book Day best. We especially appreciate Captain America Dad and Little Man for coming out and letting us celebrate Little Man’s birthday with a cake.

Feel free to head to our Facebook page and see the photos that were taken and submitted and if you have any photos, please share them so that others can enjoy them!

He owed Hoody money!Happy Birthday, Little Man!The Kid and ILes needs a Snickers

April 23, 2015

Roy Thomas Joins All-Star Creative Team For Red Sonja #1973 - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News

Red Sonja is one of my favorite characters of all time. She can hold her own with Conan and hey, she's not bad on the eyes. Celebrating her debut 42 years ago, Dynamite is releasing issue #1973 with some heavy-hitters on writing and artwork. Check out this article and see if you get as excited as I do. If you do, contact us and let us know if you'd like us to pull a copy for you. We'll order plenty, but you can never tell how many folks will turn out last minute wanting it. Orders will be placed in May and the book publishes in July.



Roy Thomas Joins All-Star Creative Team For Red Sonja #1973 - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News




April 16, 2015

MAY 2nd 2015 IS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY IN GARLAND

PRESS RELEASE

 

MAY 2nd 2015 IS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

 

A Galaxy Called Dallas

1238 Belt Line Rd.  #365

Garland, Tx  75040

www.AGalaxyCalledDallas.com

AGalaxyCalledDallas@Gmail.com

Contact: James Pickering

 

A FREE DAY OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Worldwide Free Comic Book Day Comes to Garland with Comics for All Ages!

 

A Galaxy Called Dallas in Garland is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the biggest day in the comic book industry and comic art form, Saturday, May 2nd. On Free Comic Book Day, over 5.6 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books!

 

 “A person of any age can find something to ignite that love of reading that will last a lifetime,” said James Pickering, owner of A Galaxy Called Dallas. 

 

Celebrating its fourteenth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be a smashing success, spreading the word that comics are a terrific read. “Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into A Galaxy Called Dallas, because you never know what you will end up finding.”

 

"We at A Galaxy Called Dallas want to spread the word that comics are perfect for today’s times," Pickering continued. "Comic books and graphic novels are considered a hot form of entertainment, that are fun and a smart pick for readers to dive into as imagination comes to life with the turn of every page.” Comic Books have propelled to the front ranks of pop culture, many being adapted into movies. The first Saturday of May has been and will continue being a big day in the comic book world.”

Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.freecomicbookday.com.

 

Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 11 am and runs until 10 pm at A Galaxy Called Dallas 1238 Belt Line Rd. #365, Garland, Tx  75040. Call 972-530-2600 for more information.

 

 

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A Galaxy Called Dallas Store Front

Free Comic Book Day 2015 at A Galaxy Called Dallas in Garland, Texas!

Free Comic Book Day is almost upon us and we are still making preparations at A Galaxy Called Dallas in Garland, Texas. This event is in it's 14th year and 5.6 million comics will be given away at 2,340 comic shops!

We open at 11 am and the fun will get started at 1 pm. Local hero, PurrKayla, will be in attendance entertaining the kids with arts and crafts. We'll, also, hold a raffle for a basket of goodies and the proceeds from that will go to her favorite charity, F.A.A.S. - Friends of Arlington (Tx) Animal Services! 

Cole Houston of the JediCole Universe will also be recording for his podcast at the store documenting the event and talking with citizens of the geek community! Come by and meet Jedi Cole and weigh in on what you love about Free Comic Book Day.

Facebook Event Page

PurrKayla and Stan Lee










Hey Kids Comics

March 19, 2015

Looking for Volunteers

We are very few, the employees, at store A Galaxy Called Dallas. We stay busy stocking, cleaning, taking care of customers, making sure the bills get paid, that we get paid and such. 

One of the things that we’ve always wanted to have happen at the shop is a fun game night. Saturdays are hit and miss and we’d love to make it a hit on a more consistent basis and even concentrate on individual games. We’ve got a small group of Yu-Gi-Oh! players and would like to see a Magic group, a Dice Masters night, Role-playing night, Hero Clix, Munchkin, and maybe a Star Realms. Unfortunately, we don’t have the manpower to step out from behind the register and run these games.


This is where we reach out to you, the gamers. We are looking for game masters, dungeon masters, referees, and others to run the games! We are familiar with the rules, but can’t leave the paying customer at the register. If you are interested in helping put together a game night, we can provide you with the tools that are required to do it. Just email or call us to find out how!

March 11, 2015

James’ Pick: Ei8ht #1 by Dark Horse

American Vampire’s Rafael Albuquerque brings a tale of his own that catches you at the start and won’t let go! Pilot Joshua wakes up with amnesia and slowly reconstructs what happened as he figures out what is going on.

Co-writing with Mike Johnson (Supergirl), Albuquerque tells the tale of Joshua who has made a deal to find someone. We only find this out as he regains this info from his amnesia. Waking from a crash in the middle of an unknown landscape. He learns a little at a time and we are right there with him. We learn that he has traveled in time (across dimensions, maybe) and has a communicator with a voice that he doesn’t recognize. Told to follow a dinosaur, yes, you heard right, he comes to learn more about his predicament.

With Albuquerque’s art style which I’ve come to love in American Vampire, the color that added to his lines really make this a cool looking read. The story is gripping and I’m ready for the next installment. Dark Horse has added another great title to their stable and this is the reason I don’t read a lot of titles from the two big dogs anymore.


What’s you’re favorite pick of recent publishing? Tell me all about it!

February 18, 2015

Yu-Gi-Oh! Crossed Souls Advanced Edition

Short notice, but if you are interested in orders for Yu-Gi-Oh! Crossed Souls Advanced Edition, then let us know by 4pm Friday, February 20, 2015.

Yugioh Crossed Souls AdvancedKonami Digital Entertainment is proud to bring you the next core booster release, Crossed Souls.   This new booster unlocks new Deck-building opportunities like never before for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME.  This 100-card first Edition set introduces the Zefra monsters, a new monster omni-theme that crosses over five different Deck types!

Each Zefra monster is tied in to a popular monster group from recent sets, making them either Zefra/Shaddoll, Zefra/’tellarknight, Zefra/Yang Zing, Zefra/Nekroz, or Zefra/Ritual Beast. Duelists with any of these Decks can add their new Zefra monsters to spice the Deck up, OR build a Deck entirely of Zefra monsters, tying all five together!

While their cross-theme potential and monster effects vary, all Zefra monsters can take advantage of the new, powerful Zefra Spell & Trap Cards in Crossed Souls, magnifying the power boost that Zefra monsters give to any Deck that includes them.  At the same time, a pure Zefra Deck (or a Deck with appropriate Zefra splash) can now gain increased access to Shaddoll, ‘tellarknight, Yang Zing, Nekroz, and Ritual Beast cards!

Zefra monsters open up unprecedented crossover Deck-building avenues, but Crossed Souls also arms Duelists with new non-Zefra cards for their Burning Abyss, Madolche, Infernoid, U.A., Yosenju, and other Decks.

Fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime and TV series will also be treated to a slew of new cards from the newest generation of the series – Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.

The Crossed Souls booster set includes 100 cards: 48 Common Cards, 20 Rare Cards, 14 Super Rare Cards, 10 Ultra Rare Cards, and 8 Secret Rare Cards

Release: 5/15/2015

February 4, 2015

Bloodshot Reborn #1

If you’re a fan of the Valiant Universe then this is a “don’t miss” item. Let us know by February 26th and we’ll get this to your pull box.

From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Green Arrow) and red-hot rising star Mico Suayan (HARBINGER, Moon Knight), VALIANT NEXT delivers an all-new ongoing series for Valiant's most unrelenting hero!


Bloodshot's nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit - a private contractor trafficking in violence - very well.


Now, Bloodshot is a shadow of his former self. He lives in selfimposed exile, reeling from the consequences of his past life and the recent events that nearly drove him mad. But when a rash of shootings by gunmen who appear to look just like Bloodshot begin, his guilt will send him on a mission to stop the killers, even if it means diving headlong into the violence that nearly destroyed him.

Bloodshot Reborn #1 Cover A

January 9, 2015

Win Tickets to The Marvel Experience

You could possibly win a pair of tickets to The Marvel Experience! Starting tomorrow at 11am and running until close of business Saturday 1/17, come into the store and register to win one of two tickets. The Marvel Experience starts today and will run for 3 weeks. You won't have to be here to win and one entry per person please.

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A Galaxy Called Dallas Comics is located at 1238 Belt Line Rd.  #365, Garland, Texas  75040. The crossroads are Belt Line and North Garland Avenue on the southeast corner.

***Correction*** The event starts January 15th, 2015 and the contest is for a pair of tickets.