December 30, 2017

Pokemon TCG to Release the Lucario-GX Box

Set for a March release Pokemon gives you the Lucario-GX Box Set. With an MSRP of $19.99 you will get the following items: 
  • 1 Never-before-seen foil promo card featuring Lucario-GX
  • 1 Foil oversize card featuring Lucario-GX
  • 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online
Releases March 9, 2018

Remember that pre-paid orders get a discount! Call 972-530-2600 or email us at to find out more.

December 21, 2017

Heroclix - Ring in the New Year

Celebrate the "Past" Year and look to the "Future."

Build a 600 pt team where you have at least 100pts of "Past" keyword and 100 pts "Future" keyword separately no overlap.
- Golden Age
-Tactics limited to the following:
1) 3 ID Cards
2) 1 Possessor/Equip character 
3) special objects or relics 
4) Theme Teams
Vehicles and 1 Colossal per team allowed. 
Not Allowed:
-Con Exclusive Felix Faust/Dr. Strange

$3 Entry Fee

Additional Info
No tactics aside from what is allowed per event description.

If you are interested in playing, click on the Facebook event page to show that you are going and also go to the Wizkids link below and sign up.

Heroclix - Ring in the New Year

Heroclix Pre-Event Battle Royale 12-29-17

This event takes place December 29, 2017 at 7pm. Purchase one booster from Harley Quinn and the Gotham Girls for entry. Details the night of the event.

Boosters are $10

If you are interested in playing, click on the Facebook event page to show that you are going and/or also go to the Wizkids link below and sign up.

Dice Master Releases for January

For all Dice Masters Fans, we've got The Mighty Thor releasing on January 3rd. Gravity feeds are $90, Draft Pack displays are $80, and individual packs are $10. Remember that if you prepay (by Dec. 31 at 5 PM) you can get a 20% discount.

December 2, 2017

Make Your Holiday Geektastic With A Wish List!

For the first time here at A Galaxy Called Dallas, we are implementing a plan to help you and yours find the right holiday gifts. By coming in and browsing our shelves and searching our catalogs, you can make it easy for loved ones to find a gift for you. In fact, if you have geek siblings or you're lucky enough to have geek parents, send them in to fill out a wish list, too!

Fill out the slip with your personal info and what you are hoping to receive for Christmas and we'll keep it on file. Then tell all of your family and friends where your favorite local comic shop can be found. When they arrive, all they have to do is ask for your list and we'll help them find the items or place an order for the items. Keep in mind, orders and shipping get iffier the closer to Christmas Eve.

If you can't make it in but have items in mind, email or message us on Facebook and we'll take care of you. We ask you to do this instead of calling that way we have a digital paper trail to track what was asked for.

Here's to a Merry Christmas for everyone!

November 2, 2017

Tugg - A Hero Among Us

Tugg - A Hero Among Us
Tugg - A Hero Among Us
November 18, 2017 is going to be a busy day. Not only is it Local Comic Shop Day, Justice League Day, and our monthly Sci-Fi Meetup, but we will be graced by the presence of Tugg, the real-life superhero!

If you've never met Tugg, he is a most-lovable bull terrier. A rescue dog that was tossed aside, he found a human who gave him love and a home and nursed him back to health. It's a heart-breaking beginning that leads to a heart-warming future as Tugg becomes a superhero.

Tugg's owner, Blake Ovard created a comic series that stars the lovable dog and uses it to highlight the plight of animals in need of rescue, bullying and many other social issues. With proceeds going to animal rescue, Blake is releasing Tugg #4, the completion of a four-part series.

So join us Saturday November 18th from 1 to 4pm with Blake and Tugg! We will have plenty of comics and other items, so come in and get a pawtograph from Tugg - A Hero Among Us!

The sun was setting on a typically hot and muggy July evening, just a couple of days after July 4th, in Fort Worth, Texas when the call came in to police dispatch — a badly burned puppy, that was still alive, was wrapped in a blanket and staked down beside a busy six-lane road. A single word, dog, was scrawled on a small sign attached to the stake that held the blanket and puppy in place.
   A police officer was dispatched and the on call animal control officer was contacted. The police officer arrived first on scene — and sat with the poor puppy for almost an hour before the animal control officer could arrive. The police officer said he could not believe what he saw — a small, male, bull terrier puppy, about four months old, which appeared to have been badly burned. The animal control officer arrived and carefully took the puppy and placed it in his truck, which he drove immediately to the animal shelter. The puppy was given food and water and made as comfortable as possible while waiting to see the shelter vet the next morning.
   The puppy was evaluated, and to the relief of many, was found to not have been burned. He had an extremely bad case of demodectic mange — and a host of other infections and ailments, both internal and external. He could not see because his eyes were swollen shut from the infections and scabs from open sores covered his head and upper body.
   The shelter staff put out calls to local rescue groups, including both breed specific and all breed rescues, and the staff tried to make sure the small bull terrier had what he needed. Everyone waited, hoping a rescue would come in, take and treat this  puppy who couldn’t see those taking care of him, but who would inch his way to the front of the cage whenever he heard human voices close by.
   A couple of days went by, and a few of the rescues expressed an interest, but said they were full and couldn’t spare the room. Another said the procedures to treat the diseases and ailments would cost too much money, and with donations down, they couldn’t spare the expense. A few days turned into a week, and the shelter staff did the best they could for the pup.
   We, Tugg's mommy and daddy, are both animal control officers. We watched this small, frail puppy and did what we could, hoping a rescue would come forward to help him. We contacted every rescue we had contacts for, including the local breed specific bull terrier rescue, but none were willing to help this little pup. So, we decided that if the weekend came — well past the 72 hours hold at the shelter— and still no rescue would help, we would take this magical puppy home and care for him ourselves. He was slated for euthanasia on Monday. No rescue willing to help this poor pup was one of the sparks that would lead us into creating Tugg's Pink House of Wuff Rescue, Inc.
   No one or rescue came forward by Sunday to help this dog, so we scheduled an appointment at an emergency vet, and took the 4-month-old bull terrier puppy to see what medications would be needed. We did not expect what the vet told us. After the exam, the vet said she had some bad news — she felt this puppy was too far gone and should probably be put down so that he wouldn’t suffer any more.
    During the week, a few of the officers and the vet tech at the shelter had tried to softly wash the areas around the pup’s eyes so that he could open them. He couldn’t open them much, but by Sunday he could open them a tiny amount. In that tiny sliver of his eyes being opened we could see the spark within — the spark that said this bull terrier wanted to live. We felt there was still a chance, and we said we couldn't put him down without trying.
   We called and set an appointment for as early as possible the next day at our normal vet. We carried in the weakened pup, and waited with baited breath while our vet did the examination. As he finished the exam our vet smiled, which is his normal demeanor, and told us that he thought the dog had a chance — maybe not much of one, but he had one. That was all we needed to hear. He said the fight would not be short, and it would not be easy. It would take a lot of time, medication, love, good nutrition and money, but it could possibly be done.
   There was no question what we would do. This little one showed the will to live and showed that he would fight for it. We would give him a chance. Before we even got home, we knew he would not be like any of our other dogs — we also own show Briards, a Sheltie and Border Collie — or any of our foster dogs. We knew he was coming home to stay. On the way home, we named him — Tugg, because he tugged at our heart strings.
   The first few days were touch and go with Tugg. He ate, drank and went out to do his business. And any time not spent doing that, he slept. Each morning we would wake up and hope he was still alive, and each afternoon when we got home we had the same hope. In addition to taking on Tugg, we were also in the middle of training two dogs for the Extreme Mutt Makeover — an event only 15 dog trainers are invited to participate in each year, and we were the only trainers who had two. Each of the dogs I was training had their own facebook pages as part of the program. We discussed making a page for Tugg as well, since a few of friends and family asked, almost daily, how he was doing. That’s when Tugg got his own facebook page.
   There were only a dozen or so of our friends and family following Tugg’s progress on his new facebook page the first days. His daily pupdates included a little about how he was doing with his treatments and a little about what he had gotten into that day, if anything. Each day was a new day for Tugg, and he saw the world through his newly opened eyes, in a way that was full of wonder and amazement. Like a child wrapped in a dog suit, he also discovered that while he was getting better in the real world, in Tugg’s world, he was also a super hero. Sometimes his adventures even take on a look like being in a comic book.
   Within a week, the number of followers had climbed to 100. By two weeks the number had almost doubled, and by a month Tugg’s page had almost 1,000 followers from all over the world. The number of fans increases daily as new fans discover the magic of this little bull terrier, and now, he is approaching 30,000 fans — worldwide.
   From South Africa to Israel, to Thailand to Europe and Australia, his fans log in daily to see how Tugg is doing and see what Tugg is doing. It doesn’t matter that they are in other time zones or half a world away. Tugg’s pupdates are full of hope and wuff — his word for love. People come to get inspired, uplifted, supported, motivated and accepted for who they truly are. Tugg's pupdates are all about positive energy, happiness, empowerment, turning negatives into positives and focusing on the can-do's in life. There is no obstacle Tugg can’t overcome, and he always tries to see the good in every situation. Sometimes you'll be moved to tears, others to laughter. Tugg promotes kindness, charity, philanthropy, responsible pet ownership, wuff and social responsibility!

October 26, 2017

Halloween ComicFest 2017

This is our fourth year taking part in Halloween ComicFest and we get more and more excited each year. With thirty free Halloween-themed titles to choose from and other goodies, you don't won't to miss this. We will open the doors at 11am and books will be given away all day. We will also have local artists on hand showing off their skills and goods. Later that evening we will play Halloween-themed games and watch scary movies. So, trick-r-treaters of all ages feel free to join us!

Tom Branch of TBranch Studios

Kenneth Brown of StratosInk

Jerry Megert of Jerry Megert Art

October 13, 2017

Stranger Things 2 Photo Contest

We've received this huge cardboard stand-up for promoting Season 2 of Stranger Things. To win this and be able to display it in your own home, come into the shop and take a photo of yourself with the standee. Post it on one of our social media platforms, be it Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and tag us in it. We will randomly pick a photo to take this monster home. In addition to the standee, you can win a $25 store credit to use on your next shopping excursion.

Winners will be chosen at close of business October 28, 2017.

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September 21, 2017

Betrayal at Baldur's Gate

Never Split the Party… Unless Someone is the Traitor!

The shadow of Bhaal has come over Baldur’s Gate, summoning monsters and other horrors from the darkness!

As you build and explore the iconic city’s dark alleys and deadly catacombs, you must work with your fellow adventurers to survive the terrors ahead. That is, until some horrific evil turns one—or possibly more—of you against each other. Was it a mind flayer’s psionic blast or the whisperings of a deranged ghost that caused your allies to turn traitor? You’ll have no choice but to keep your enemies close!

Based on the award-winning Betrayal at House on the Hill board game, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate you’ll return to Baldur’s Gate again and again only to discover it’s never the same game twice.

Can you and your party survive the madness or will you succumb to the mayhem and split (or slaughter!) the party?

Street date is 10/06/17 and you can get a 20% discount when you pre-pay for your order!

Play Like A Pirate This Saturday!

Join us Saturday evening at 6pm for an evening of pirate talk and back-stabbing fun! We'll be playing the Guest Artist Edition of Steve Jackson Games' Munchkin Booty. With Talk Like a Pirate Day this past Tuesday, we decided to continue the pirate fun with this pirate-themed game.

Come aboard Munchkin Booty Guest Artist Edition! Plunder your way across the Seven Seas!

Munchkin Booty brings the greatest gold-grabbers in history – pirates! – to the world of Munchkin.
Will you become a Dutch-accented Merchant wearing a Captain's Coat? Or perhaps a French-accented Pirate powered by Grog?
Commandeer a Galleon or a Longship, and equip it with a Crow's Nest or a Figurehead. Grab a Cutlass or a Cutlad. Beat up RedbeardBlackbeard, and Nobeard. Fight off Viking Kittens and the Lobster Mobster. And make your buddies walk the plant!
This special Guest Artist Edition of Munchkin Booty is illustrated by Tom Siddell, best known for his webcomic Gunnerkrigg Court.

All players will receive some cool swag in the form of playable cards and book marks and someone might just take the game home with them!

Play Munchkin Like a Pirate! on Facebook

September 19, 2017

Batman (Harlequin) Day 2017

What started several years ago as a way to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Batman has been hijacked this year. Hijacked by none other than Crown Princess of Crime (not my words) Harleen Quinzelle, or known more affectionately as Harley Quinn!

Join us Saturday September 23rd for free comics and craft & activity pages for the kids! The event runs all day.

Here's a link to our event page on Facebook.

Munchkin Collectible Card Game February 2018

Steve Jackson Games is bringing us a new version of Munchkin and I can't wait! Coming in February of 2018 it's the Munchkin Collectible Card Game. It will release with three two-player pre-constructed decks, and displays of 24 12-card packs with which to build your hero.

Booster Display - $94.80
Booster Pack - $3.95
Pre-constructed Deck - $19.95

Pre-pay your order of the display or decks before October 20th and take 20% off the price.

Check out the link below to see more photos and see demo hands of the game.

Steve Jackson Games - Munchkin Collectible Card Game

August 25, 2017

Pop! Comics: Hellboy

Pre-orders are open for these Funko Pops! and remember, if you pre-pay you take 20% off.

Pop! Comics: Hellboy S1
The Hellboy comic book series is joining the
 Funko family and receiving the Pop! vinyl treatment!

This series includes Hellboy, the vigilante Lobster Johnson,
pyrokinetic Liz Sherman, and fish-man Abe Sapien.

In addition to our heroes are the evil sorcerer, Grigori Rasputin,
 and The Queen of Blood, Nimue!

Look for the Hellboy chase piece, Hellboy with horns.
 A rarity of 1-in-6.

Coming this Fall!

August 24, 2017

Ultra Pro Comic Preservers

We are looking to add some new products to our collecting supplies and wanted to run this by you. These are bags that will hold up to 7"x10-1/2" comics and the board is sealed in it's own pocket so that it never touches the comic. A case of 100 will run $72.49 ($57.99 if you are a subscriber) or we will sell them individually for .75 each. Check them out and let us know what you think!

August 10, 2017

The Art of Mondo Hardcover

Art of MondoExperience the incredible pop culture art of Mondo, beloved by fans and iconic filmmakers alike. While these posters are normally produced in a limited quantity and sell out in minutes, The Art of Mondo allows fans to explore the studio's remarkable back catalog, including Olly Moss's iconic Star Wars trilogy work, Laurent Durieux's brilliantly subtle Jaws poster, and Tyler Stout's evocative Guardians of the Galaxy art. Other key Mondo artists such as Jock, Martin Ansin, and Aaron Horkey will also feature.
In Shops: Sep 13, 2017
Price: $75.00
Pre-order/Pre-pay: $60.00

July 31, 2017

August Release Dates for Wizkids' Heroclix and Dice Masters Product

This is the list for Wizkids Marvel and DC releases of Dice Masters and Heroclix for the month of August. You'll also find a Heroclix set, The Undead, not associated with any universe. Pretty cool! Now you can put your teams up against werewolves, zombies, etc. The Maximum Carnage Team Pack releases the week before that.

If you would like to pre-order, we need your info by close of business (10pm) Saturday, August 15th. Remember, if you PRE-PAY, then you get to take 20% off of the price of your purchase.

Marvel HeroClix: The Mighty Thor Starter Set     08/30/2017

Marvel HeroClix: Merc Jet Colossal Organized Play Kit     08/16/2017

Marvel HeroClix: The Mighty Thor Dice and Token Pack     08/30/2017

DC Comics HeroClix: Titano Prime Earth Colossal OP Kit     08/2017

WizKids HeroClix: Undead 24 Ct. Gravity Feed     08/30/2017

Marvel HeroClix: The Mighty Thor Booster Brick     08/30/2017

Marvel HeroClix: The Mighty Thor Release Day OP Kit     08/30/2017

Marvel HeroClix: What If? X-Men Monthly OP Kit     08/2017

Marvel Dice Masters: Guardians of the Galaxy Gift With Purchase     08/30/2017

Marvel Dice Masters: Spider-Man Maximum Carnage Team Pack     08/23/2017

Marvel Dice Masters: Guardians of the Galaxy 90 Ct. Gravity Feed     08/30/2017

For info on prices please call us at 972-530-2600.

July 17, 2017

***UPDATE*** Not New

***UPDATE*** This is an old post

New today on Blu-ray: Don't miss the final installment of the pulse-pounding blockbuster franchise RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER, starring Milla Jovovich. Based on the highest grossing video game film franchise of all time, RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER returns to where the nightmare began - The Hive - in an epic battle that will ultimately determine the fate of mankind. Get RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER now on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital.

From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Rated R.

July 2, 2017

Star Wars Mini Con with The Rantcor Pit

All fans of Star Wars are invited to join the crew at A Galaxy Called Dallas on Saturday, July 8, 2017 for a Star Wars Mini-con. The event will begin when doors open at 10:30 am and continue until 4:00 pm. The shop will remain open until 10:00 pm per its usual business hours. A Galaxy Called Dallas is a Garland comic book and game shop located at 1238 Belt Line Rd., Ste. 365.

What started out as The Rantcor Pit’s Summer Road Show has blown up into so much more. The Rantcor Pit is a local Star Wars podcast hosted by Eddie Medina and “Jedi” Cole Houston. They made plans to visit several conventions and shops this summer with A Galaxy Called Dallas being one of them. Shop owner James Pickering decided to take it a step further.

Not only will Eddie and Cole be bringing their podcast to the shop, they will talk to fans, interview customers, and talk about all things Star Wars. During the show and throughout the event there will also be door prizes.

Bobby Blakey of Big Dumb Gorilla Studios will make an appearance. Bobby is a local artist who recently has submitted artwork to Topps to be included in the next sets of Star Wars, The Walking Dead, and Mars Attacks: The Revenge! You can meet Bobby and see what he’s working on next.

Abigail Tinsley has been invited to reveal her latest costumes on which she has been working. She has just finished a new Rey outfit and is working on Sabine Wren, a character in Disney’s Star Wars Rebels TV show. Being a member of the 501st, she will probably be accompanied by other Star Wars characters.

During the event, we will have drawings for door prizes, coloring and activity pages for the kids, and taking donations for the National Brain Tumor Society in honor of Mr. Pickering’s late wife.

For more information, please call the shop at 972-530-2600 or email them at

A Galaxy Called Dallas can be found at 1238 Belt Line Rd. #365, Garland, Texas 75040. They are in the North Star Crossing shopping center alongside Nickelrama Arcade and Sali’s Pizza.

July 1, 2017

Top 10 Best Selling Comic List

Our inventory system does what it should. Most of the time. But simple things like seeing what is selling the best is a little hard to do unless you know Boolean logic. I know a very little of it. Also, these charts reflect what our subscribers are purchasing. I hope to one day be able to show the difference between what they purchase and the casual customer who likes to pick his up after browsing a while. Let us know what you think!

Top 10 Comic Issues
For the week of 6/28/17

2.  FLASH #25
8.  X-MEN BLUE #6


June 29, 2017


SABAN'S POWER RANGERS is out now and we have copies at the shop. Come by and see how you can win a copy to take home or check us out on Facebook for upcoming chances!

SABAN'S POWER RANGERS on Blu-ray and Digital HD! From Director Dean Israelite, get ready to Go Go Power Rangers with the cool new action blockbuster fans have been waiting for. Featuring exclusive new bonus features. It's Morphin Time! SABAN'S POWER RANGERS. Rated PG-13. Now available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD.

May 30, 2017

Wonder Woman Day 2017 at A Galaxy Called Dallas

Come celebrate and pick up 1 of 2 free titles!
From her first appearance in All-Star Comics #8 in 1941, the Amazonian Princess has always been a defender of those who cannot defend themselves. With her bulletproof bracelets and Lasso of Truth, she stands up to anyone who threatens that which is good.

Finally, after 75 years of comic books, magazine covers, t-shirts, action figures and dolls, she is getting her own movie. With the DC action flick hitting the screens officially June 2, DC has announced June 3, 2017, as Wonder Woman Day. Comic shops around the world will be celebrating in some capacity from costume contests to sales.

A Galaxy Called Dallas located in the North Star Crossing Shopping Center will be celebrating as well from 11am until close at 10pm that Saturday. A Galaxy Called Dallas, owned by James Pickering and his seven year old daughter Lillian, will celebrate it's third anniversary in August. Situated behind the CVS at Belt Line Road and North Garland Avenue, the comic book shop will host a trivia contest, raffles, free comic giveaways, tiaras and bracelets to the kids, and take donations for the National Brain Tumor Society, in honor of the owner's late wife, Carroll. We will also have fun activities for the kids!

To find out more about the event go to or search for them on Facebook. You can also call them 972-530-2600 or visit at 1238 Belt Line Rd. #365.

#WonderWomanDay #WonderWoman75

May 22, 2017

Robotech Comic Coming Soon

ROBOTECH #1 - the iconic ‘80s Sci-Fi
anime - returns to comics this July 26

Harmony Gold’s cult ‘80s TV series, Robotech
is back with all-new adventures by writer
Brian Wood (DMZ, Briggs Land, Northlanders) 
and artist Marco Turini.

New comic series will delight original fans and newcomers alike!

Let us know if you are interested in adding this to your pull list!

February 9, 2017

Saturday Night Munchkin Social

Christina Billings is the winner of the Munchkin tournament.
She has never played before! 
Join us Saturday nights for our new Saturday Night Munchkin Social. Though we may have nights when other events are scheduled, such as our 3rd Saturday Scifi Meetup, we're designating Saturdays as an evening to "kill the monsters, steal the treasure, stab your buddy!" We'll start at 7pm and play until store close or everyone is tired.

Saturday Night Munchkin Social on Facebook