Google+ The Geeks Menagerie: December 2007

Monday, December 31, 2007

G'nort destined to live forever!!

Thats right kids, everyones favorite alien dog Green Lantern is set to make his action figure daybute! DC Direct has plans to release an action figure line based on the classic 1980's Justice League International comics series. Scheduled for a december 2008 release, the line will include, G'NORT, Black Canary, Batman, and Ice. For more information check out Toyfare #126 page #48.

Adventures in comic shops!

Yes I know its been a while, but tis the season for insane business. I just got back from Milwaukee, WI yesterday, spent a few days out there for a wedding. The adventure began again as I set out in a snow storm for a local comic shop. Collectors edge comics has four locations in Milwaukee, and I stopped by the north and south locations. Now don't get me wrong, i know there are other comic shops in Milwaukee, but i didn't have time to hit them all. Collectors edge is a very cool old school comic shop, with small locations and a lot of products. New book, toys, statues (I purchased 4 mini busts(Psylocke, Kitty Pride, Union Jack, and Green Lantern)), Trades..hundreds of trades! Not a lot of back issues but more than enough stuff to keep you occupied for a few hours of perusing. You can find out more about Collectors edge comics at there website at

As I wrote this last section, i realized I have yet to mention my local comic shop. The source comics and games in Falcon Heights, MN. This shoppe has the most diverse collection of items you can find in one location. Comics, miniatures (fantasy and historical), paints, RPG books old and new covering nearly any game you can think of along with there own gaming room. Statues, toys, manga, novels, DVD's (anime, tv, movies), and a huge selection of master works, essentials, and other trades. They also have a nice collection of back issues including CGC graded books if your looking for some. Its a very nice atmosphere with a lot of friendly employees, if your in the twin cities you should stop by and check them out.
website: The source comics and games

10-21-07: Just made it home from a quick trip to Iowa, yes I know, why Iowa? Just visiting a friend of mine, we stopped by a local comic shop in Ames and Des Moines called Mayhem comics mayhemcomics. If you ever happen to be in the area you should stop in for a look. They have a great selection of comics, manga, anime, RPG products and miniatures. Plus the staff at both locations where great! Also wanted to mention Cup of Kryptonite, which is just up the road from the Des Moines airport. Its a cool little coffee house/comic store. Now I bet your wondering why I'm mentioning comic shops?! Well mainly it because both of these shops support small/indy press comics, so if you are looking to spread the word about your book, dont forget the local comic shops. Not just in your home town, but in any town you happen to be traveling in.