September 30, 2020

There're happenings afoot at Antarctic Press!

Antarctic Press has been busy as of late with a new graphic novel, an artist change-up, and local artists lending their talents, and that's all in addition to a new show on Netflix.

Ben Dunn, who is a co-creator of Antarctic Press, has been busy. In July Netflix premiered WARRIOR NUN based upon his manga WARRIOR NUN AREALA  and it's already been greenlighted for a second season.

His next project is a graphic novel based in his NINJA HIGH SCHOOL universe. NINJA HIGH SCHOOL INDIE WAR TP concerns the release of an evil entity known as D-Kay and the ensuing battle as heroes of NHS try to capture it. This epic story is helped along with artwork from many great talents including local Dallas artists! Look for art by Mike Vosburg, Fred Perry, Matthew Weldon, Bronte Erwin, Khalid Robertson, Luis Rivera, Dell Barras, Christy JediGoddess. Look for upcoming news about more of these artists. To get your copy of NINJA HIGH SCHOOL INDIE WAR TP it is being solicited in the October issue of PreviewsWorld and hits stores on December 30, 2020.

And last but not least, local artist Terry Parr has been signed to start penciling NINJA HIGH SCHOOL starting with issue #180. Word is that his wife Halo will do coloring. If you've never seen any of their art, they run SHONUFF STUDIOS and have the comic, AEROBICIDE: EXTREME NINJA WORKOUT. NHS #180 doesn't have a set date but should hit in December.

Make sure you let your favorite local comic shop know that you want these!

We wish much success to everyone involved!

September 16, 2020

New Comic Book Day?

New Comic Book Day has, at least for the last twenty to twenty-five or so years, always been on a Wednesday. This was to allow comic books stores to be on even footing when selling with no one store starting  to sell before anyone else and to help smooth out distribution hiccups. I'm sure there are more reasons, but this is it in a nutshell.

Then comes along 2020 and it's lackey DC Publishing. I won't get into the details of how DC distributes it's comics but it's a mess. DC can't be nice and deliver comics on the same day as everyone else, they have to be poopy heads about it. 

Before all of this, if you wanted to see what was coming out from everyone, I would have pointed you to Previewsworld, but they don't have the DC listings, at least not where I could find it. I thought I was doing everyone a favor by posting the release list here, but if it's missing a publisher, is it really doing you any good.

That's why I'm just going to offer you some links on how to keep up with your releases.

First off, for those that just want to peruse the list and don't really have any that they are tracking, you can find 95% of the publishers at Previewsworld. By going to the website and clicking on New Releases you get plenty of options from which to choose. But alas, no DC Comics.

For that you can go to the DC website here. By clicking on Comics & Graphic Novels, you'll be presented with that weeks offerings and an option to browse upcoming weeks. 

Alright, but what about those folks that are tracking certain issues or series? Well, you've got a few options there also.

If you were a customer at A Galaxy Called Dallas, you'll remember that we had implemented a new POS and website system called ComicHub. It's the brainchild of a guy out of New Zealand and I'm not sure why anyone hadn't put something like this together before. It allowed customers to keep track of their purchases, order ahead, know when it came in, earn discounts, and it allowed us to track sales better, inventory and sales trends. Unfortunately, right now there are only three DFW shops; Collected Ft Worth/Collected Keller and Red Pegasus in Oak Cliff. There is also Oiltown Comics down in Corsicana. ComicHub has plenty of videos and tutorials to show you how to get the most out of the website.

Another site that I've tried is one that I've always likened to "Facebook for comics." It's called League of Comic Geeks and it's got some pretty cools tools, though I haven't played with all of them yet. It allows you to track your pulls and even email them to your local shop. I've read where they've got things in the pipe for implementation down the line, but for now, it's not bad. 

So, riddle me this? What do you use to browse the upcoming comics? Are you a pull list person or do you like to walk the shelves? Let me know in the comments below or message me.

Remember to read more comics, play more games and let you Geek flag fly!

September 9, 2020

Trailer for DUNE (2020) Released

I can't remember if I saw the movie DUNE before or after I read the book, but I do remember that I had to read and watch both twice to feel that I understood them. I was in my junior year of high school trying to read the scifi/fantasy classics and so couldn't wait to tackle this.

Now, it's thirty-six years later and we have a new vision and if this trailer is any indication, it's going to be amazing. I feel that I may need to read the book again. Maybe, being a little (lol, a little) older might give me some insight into the story or at least help in the comprehension.

So, question: Have you read the book? Seen the original? What are your thoughts or expectations?

September 8, 2020

Three New Scifi Picks for 9/9/2020

These are three scifi titles that I'm interested in reading for this week of 9/9/2020. What titles are you gravitating towards?

(W) Anthony Cleveland (A/CA) Antonio Fuso
Years ago Shae, her brother Kenny, and two childhood friends experienced a traumatic, unexplainable event that left Kenny scarred for life. Kenny commits himself to the belief that what they experienced was an alien abduction. Twenty years later and the friends have since drifted apart, but the sudden, mysterious disappearance of Kenny leads the group to reunite and discover the truth of what took place all those years ago.


(W) Greg Pak (A) Lalit Kumar Sharma, Davide Gianfelice, George Kambadais (CA) Marc Aspinall
Kicking off a new Firefly epic, discover the secret history of Mal and his mother,...and a new brewing war to end all wars from New York Times bestselling writer Greg Pak (Star Wars, X-Men), and artists Davide Gianfelice (Wolverine: Weapon X) and Lalit Kumar Sharma (Daredevil).
Mal has handed himself into the Alliance...but it turns out he's not the one they want. The infamous Ma Reynolds-that's Mal's mom-is at the top of the Alliance's Most Wanted, and if Mal doesn't get to her first, the Alliance will!
Collects Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1 and Firefly #13-15.


(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Miguel Valderrama
Nadia, an assistant EMT for a privately-owned business known as Trauma Team International, is the sole survivor of a failed rescue mission turned shootout. After she agrees to continue work for an upcoming extraction mission, Nadia and her new team find themselves in an even more dangerous and life-threatening situation.

- Featuring the incredible creative team of writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and illustrator Miguel Valderrama (Giants)!


Happy Star Trek Day!

On this date in 1966, we got to boldly go where no one had gone before when Star Trek first aired. You can celebrate by checking out these online events at the Star Trek website. For a little more detail, check out this page from