Brown Cuts Neighbors Plasm Spoon Reissue

Brown Cuts Neighbors Plasm Spoon Reissue

Legend has it that there were two siblings aged four and six growing up together in a house on Balltown Road in Schenectady, New York in 1980 that acquired a magic machine that could record sounds onto strips of plastic. Their names were Jason and Colleen Martin. They took the prophecy of the...

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Happy Birthday Grant Morrison!

Happy Birthday Grant Morrison!

Thee Glaswegian wizard writer turns 59 today. Grant Morrison, MBE is a Scottish comic book writer and playwright. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics’s Animal Man, Batman, JLA, Action Comics, All-Star Superman...

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New Arrivals at Wow Cool

New Arrivals at Wow Cool

Hello! It is still January 2019 it seems, and we have a bunch of updates since our last check in a couple weeks ago. New reviews, new books and a new free digital comic from Sparkplug Books. Wow Cool will be up at the Foster City Library on Saturday February 2nd for the PLCAF Expo.

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Simplicity : The Life of Alex Toth

Simplicity : The Life of Alex Toth

Originally appearing on the DVD set Space Ghost & Dino Boy: The Complete Series this is the only documentary on the life and work of the great cartoonist Alex Toth that we’ve ever heard of. There is an anecdote involving Jack Kirby around 43 minutes in that will blow your freaking mind...

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Welcome 2019 With Some New Reads

Welcome 2019 With Some New Reads

OK, that little holiday break thing is past us now and we’ve got a few treats for you old and new. We are also still taking pre-orders on Rad Erwank/Conspiracy Dog. As you may have heard, online social networks have been a bit of a rats nest in recent times. After reviewing our main image...

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Maximum RockNRoll To Cease Print Publication

Maximum RockNRoll To Cease Print Publication

Seen Sunday on MRR’s Instagram account and then circulated elsewhere. Wow Cool has been an occasional stockist of Maximum RockNRoll at various times through the years (and still are Right Now!), we were an advertiser for a chunk of the 90s and a beneficiary of a grant from them way back...

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New Books and Comics This Week

New Books and Comics This Week

We are taking things easy this week as there appears to be a particularly popular holiday happening. Nonetheless there are new books. And new old books. We are also still taking pre-orders on Rad Erwank/Conspiracy Dog. Wow Cool will be exhibiting at the PLCAF Small Press Comics Expo presented...

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Happy Birthday Michael Moorcock

Happy Birthday Michael Moorcock

  Michael Moorcock was born on this day in 1939.  Michael Moorcock is one of the most important figures in British SF and Fantasy literature. The author of many literary novels and stories in practically every genre, his novels have won and been shortlisted for numerous awards including the...

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Welcome to the Show It is Starting Now

Welcome to the Show It is Starting Now

I’m not going to hold your hand on these. It’s been a long week. Go click some links and stare at some stuff. Stop by my shop later today and we can chew the fat about it. Tempeh if you’re vegan. Firstly: Variety has A First Look at: Alan Moore’s ‘The Show,’ Starring Tom Burke...

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Sunday in the Shed with Marc

Sunday in the Shed with Marc

It’s a serious blurring of genres and mediums this time ’round. Much of it is an act of refusal and revolt and shear disgust. You’ll be seeing more of that, in lots of places. Anyway, here’s the cool crap that caught my eye this past week. You might like it too. Art...

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Jack Teagle Speaks

Jack Teagle Speaks

Jack Teagle is a freelance illustrator based in South West England. He has worked in a large variety of fields, including editorial, character design, storyboarding, poster/ product/ textile design, and worked as a cartoonist for Front magazine from 2010-2014. He wrote tutorials and worked as a...

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Sunday In The Shed With Marc

Sunday In The Shed With Marc

Art THE WORLD OF UPA will be a three-part film essay series that tells the story of the rebels who made animation grow up. Presented by The Royal Ocean Film Society. This appears to be part one: Music Check out this feature on Bandcamp: A Brief Introduction to Southeast Asian Post-Rock and Math...

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Link Hustler

Link Hustler

Art We have been surveying the comics works of Eleanor Davis the past few weeks through the eyes of new regular reviewer Rob Clough. The Comics Reporter pointed us towards the archive of Eleanor’s contributions to Psychology Today. Check those out. it is worth the extra click-through...

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“Are You Crazy” By Dylan Williams

“Are You Crazy” By Dylan Williams

From Horse #1 a mini-comic created by Dylan Williams in the early 1990s. Posted on Reporter56.com many years ago, retrieved from the Wayback Machine. All of the Horse covers were based on Black Sabbath album covers. Dylan passed away seven years ago today. Dylan’s press Sparkplug Books is...

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Sunday Night Links X2

Sunday Night Links X2

After a stellar track record of getting the link-down posted every week, we missed last Sunday. Now we is back with an epic collection of linkages to fab and funky art, music and thee videos. Art A long time friend to Wow Cool and Sparkplug Books – Gabrielle Gamboa has recently posted...

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New Books at Wow Cool for August 24th 2018

New Books at Wow Cool for August 24th 2018

We have had a seriously busy couple weeks, not least of all because of our big event last week with March artist and Come Again author Nate Powell. He left us a few signed editions of his books. If you are interested in grabbing one, stop by the shop or call. After Labor Day they

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Sunday Go To Meeting Links

Sunday Go To Meeting Links

Art Matt Seneca dives into Barry Windsor-Smith’s Weapon X—the ultra violent re-imagining of Marvel’s Logan/Wolverine’s ‘origin’ story—at the Comics Journal.  The Black Panther Party wasn’t just happening in Oakland some 50 yers ago. Not even just in the US...

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2018 Harvey Award Nominees Announced

2018 Harvey Award Nominees Announced

Winners will be announced at the 30th Anniversary Celebration on October 5th during ReedPOP’s New York Comic Con NEW YORK, NY – August XX, 2018 – The Harvey Awards today revealed the nominees and new categories debuting at the 30th anniversary celebration of the awards. The new award categories...

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Something Good to Read on a Sunday for August 5th

Something Good to Read on a Sunday for August 5th

The summer is just zooming by. How is it August already? The 2019 calendars are in the stores. Next year’s IKEA catalog is in the mailbox. People are firming up Halloween plans. It’s a Sunday. Take a breather with some hot link blogging (see what I did there?). Art There is to be...

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