Google+ The Geeks Menagerie: May 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Comic Shop Spotlight!

Coliseum of Comics - Kissimmee, Florida

Every time I travel I like to hit up the local comic shop scene and this trip to Florida was no different. This is the second Coliseum store I have visited, but I have to say I really enjoyed this shop. The store is split into three sections, gaming center, comics and collectible card games. 

Gaming center: The gaming section is laid out nicely with a full section filled with RPG books, miniatures and board games. I was a bit disappointed that they didn't have any older D&D book for sales. In the back they have a few tables set up of gaming. Two have full terrains for war gaming, a very nice layout.

Comics: They have a nice selection of new comics and collected editions. They even had a copy of the John Romita Amazing Spider-man Artist edition (which I almost bought!). As for the back issues, they have a nice selection but the modern book pricing on a lot of them is mind boggling. Why do stores still think they have to charge a minimum of $2.50 / book, most of those books might be dollar bin books, frustrating to say the least. The silver and bronze age books appeared to be reasonably price for their conditions.

All in all this is a great store with a lot to offer, what ever your interests may be. So do yourself a favor if you are in Orlando stop by this or any of there locations, you wont regret it, For more information on locations and upcoming events, head over to their web site. 


Vacation grabs!

To start out with it has been a very busy month, so I haven't had much time to post. But to start out with here are a couple of items I picked up on my trip to Florida.

Disney had a whole line of Muppets/star wars figure sets but I liked this one the best. Although I should have picked up the Rizo the rat/yoda, it was very cool.

I picked these up at the vender room at spooky empire from a company called Outlaw Custom Designs. They have a huge selection of items and can custom make them to almost any size you need.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Free comic Book day!

I just wanted to send out a reminder to everyone, go to your local comic shop this Saturday for free comic book day! Here is the link to the books that are available : the comics and dont be shy about buying something! try something you have never read before =)

For parents out there, here is a site that gives you a run down of all the new Kids comics that are available: