Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Panel of the Week (Indy Comic Edition)

From the book The Blot.
I apologize for the crappy scan, I did not want to hurt the book.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Magic Bacon

We recently acquired the comic books from the Monster Emporium in our quest to own all comic books in the known universe. While digging through and organizing this mountain of books, we came across some real treasures. Here is one such book...

Led Zeppelin fly away on a magical pound of bacon.

Comic books are amazing.

My Letter to Marvel

Dear Marvel,

I don't understand why you hate people that are trying to read Captain America: Reborn. Why would you spoil the ending to this story in three different comics? After that, why would you then release a one-shot for Captain America that summarizes the ending of Captain America: Reborn before the final issue has been released? Why can't I just read the conclusion to this story before all of these other stories started happening? Why would you do that?

Do you hate me? Did I kiss your sister or something? No, I did not. I did not do anything to you, in regards to Captain America, to warrant this behavior from you. I've been a faithful Captain America fan for years! I even bought the issues when he was a werewolf! The CAP-WOLF issues!!

What you have done is insulting to the faithful readers of this character, surely you know that. While I will continue to buy issues of Captain America, I just wanted you to know that you have upset me.

Best Regards,
Action Chad

Panel of the Week!

From Fantastic Four #574, on sale now!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Store Photos!

Hey guys, I thought it would be fun to show you what the inside of the store looks like. It seems like we're changing up the look of the store every month!

This is our trades section! The other side has just as many books.

Ugly Dolls love Jay-Z! Who knew?!

This a Clark Kent skeleton statue I picked up in Las Vegas.

An awesome Winter Soldier/Captain America statue.

This is our used trades section. Lots of great stuff in there.

Our back issue bins

We told him that he needed to stop singing rap music and upsell stuff instead.

This is our new release wall. Every Wednesday, new comics will appear here like magic!

This is our current holiday display

The last photo is of Riley from the Monster Emporium. Riley diligently tests every video game that is for sale at that store. He is a real American hero.

That's it for now guys! I hope you enjoyed this candid look into the store. If you like what you see then I encourage you to stop in and say hello. As always, feel free to email me at with any questions, comments or death threats you may have.

Until next time,
-Action Chad

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Captain Americas: The Restaurant

The next chapter of Captain America: Reborn comes out this Wednesday, so I figured a Cap related post was in order. The Sentinel of Liberty is one of my favorites, so I did not want to do some post about how iconic he is. This blog operates a little off the beaten path folks, I wanted something that you may have never heard of before. I beseeched the Google Gods and they smiled upon me this day. Here is the bounty they bestowed upon me.

That's right, a Captain America restaurant! The crazy thing is that there are three of them and they are all located in Ireland. They have been serving American style food, like cheeseburgers and steaks, since 1971. They even have a menu item listed as the Captains Classic burger. These guys love American food and Captain America. I'm seriously considering booking a flight to Ireland, so I can eat at this place.

They have a lot of Captain America imagery inside the restaurants. The one below is my favorite.

That's pretty awesome!

The restaurants also feature a ton of rock n' roll memorabilia. They have guitars and set lists from Queen and REM. They also have signed photo and a pair of shoes from Deborah Harry of Blondie. Each restaurant has a museum inside which houses these rock treasures, so there is plenty more than what I mentioned. It's as if a comic shop and a Hard Rock Cafe had a love child on a wild Irish evening, I'm into it.

If you want to read more about these restaurants then you can check out their website here.

If you're interested in picking up the next issue of Captain America: Reborn, then I highly recommend going to and holding a copy using comixology. This issue may sell out before you get a chance to stop in this week, and this great service can help you avoid such a catastrophe.

If you guys and gals have any questions or comments, please feel free to send me an email at I have yet to receive an email from anyone other than my mom, so please don't be shy! I will talk to you!

Until next time,
Action Chad

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Superman is a DI@$!!!

Look what Superman thinks of Wonder Woman, what could she have done to deserve this?

- Gerald!

Digital Justice!

A Batman of the future fights a Joker virus in probably the worst Batman story ever written.

If you read this book, you will wish you were dead. I can't put it any other way. I would say this is the worst comic book I have ever read, but I can't. The reason why I can't say that is because I didn't finish the book. The interiors of this thing gave me a headache! I had to put it down and and go outside to make sure there were other colors besides blue and purple. Take a look at these scans!
It's like staring into cancer! The computer graphics are terrible, but not as bad as the actual drawings they law over them. The people in this book look atrocious. What makes it worse is that the artist takes these crap drawings and then copies and pastes them all throughout the book! Look at the second page on the bottom panel. They used the same guard three times! Not even Greg Land would be that lazy! <-- That one is for Tony.

And get a load of the writer on the back cover!

Three computer monitors? Really? Is there where you go to craft the new digital masterpieces of the future with your advanced digital tools? Does purple lightning help free your mind from all the norms of society? False! You look ridiculous, almost as much as you do pompous!

You may be thinking "Chad, why are you being so hard on this guy? It's not like he said this was going to be compared to 1984 or anything!" Oh yeah? Read this!

Yeah he did do that! This guy really thought that this book was going to be considered a critically acclaimed masterpiece. The big problem he had is that he was too preoccupied criticizing and embodying technology to write a story that did not make you wish you were dead.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I don't want to jinx it or anything, but this might be the best comic ever.


and lastly...

If you guys have any comic tattoos that you would want to share then email at

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wrestling Comics!

Here is something you may not know about me. I am a fan of professional wrestling. I have been seen since I was a kid, and I don't see myself not being one in the future. I would even say that I have been a wrestling fan as long as I have been a fan of comic books. With a name like Action Chad, it should be no surprise that chair shots and leaping off of 20 ft. ladders appeal to me. It's how I live brother!! ACTION!

Those worlds are now going to collide in a falls count anywhere, street fight, courtesy of Titan comics. The adventures of these wrestlers will not be limited to the squared circle. If you couldn't have guessed by looking at the cover to the left, they are going to encounter and beat the hell out of numerous sci fi/ fantasy threats! The first cover has HHH beating up zombies! It's as if the WWE has finally read all the letters I've been writing to them about how to make things more awesome on their shows. I'm anxiously awaiting to see if Vince rides around the ring on a chariot of fire while barking commands at tigers.

Whether or not these comics will be "good" remains to be seen. These are comics based off of wrestling characters, some cautious optimism should be used. True wrestling fans remember the Ultimate Warrior and Undertaker comics. Those were not considered "good" comics in the classical sense, but there are people who enjoyed them.

I can say that I will definitely be picking up the first issue when it ships on 3/23/10 at Coast City. If for any reason these books are not ordered, I will be dishing out tombstone piledrivers to Tony and Gerald.

If you would like further information, then you should read the article up at CBR.

Until next time!
-Action Chad

New home!

Hey guys! This will be my first post on our old blogger account. We made the call to switch over to this from Tumblr, so you guys could leave comments on the posts. I could have added some scripts to the Tumblr blog, but then you would have had to sign up for like three different websites just leave a comment and blah blah blah! It was a pain in the butt!

This will be the new home, so make sure to update your bookmarks!

Also make sure to scope out my handsome mug on the homepage. I am a stunning piece of man.