New Arrivals January 19

New Arrivals January 19

A new week brings new arrivals and this week the highlights include an archival collection of Jack Kirby’s masterpiece Sky Masters of the Space Force, the third volume of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Kill or Be Killed, and sci-fi epic Descender Vol. 5 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin...

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New Arrivals January 5

New Arrivals January 5

Hope everyone had a great New Year! Slow week in comic releases, but we have added Elijah Brubaker’s Reich and a few other goodies. We just migrated to a new faster web server, so the site should be flowing smoother now. New Books This Week New Collections New Backlist Titles

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New Arrivals December 29

New Arrivals December 29

This week’s post is going up a day late because we are in the midst of moving the stock from our former upstairs storage area to the backroom downstairs. If you didn’t already stop by today, the massive 25c bargain bin clearance sale will continue through tomorrow, New Year’s...

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Boxing Day Sale

Boxing Day Sale

It’s 20 percent off everything in the WowCool.com  store for one day only. Today. December 26th. Boxing Day. It’s a new store, too. We just made it. There is much more there than there ever was before and we keep adding to it every week. Dozens of books new and old, every single...

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New Arrivals December 21

New Arrivals December 21

The books keep showing up at Wow Cool. The following are now in stock online and in the Cupertino shop. We are continuing to add older back issues as well. Highlights this week include the long-awaited X-Men: Grand Design #1, Head Lopper #8 by Andrew MacLean, Joe Kubert’s Sojourn #1, and...

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New Arrivals December 15

New Arrivals December 15

As we ease into the new Wow Cool online shop we are also working out how to best announce new books each week. This inaugural post in the new format covers the last two weeks of books new to the Cupertino and online stores. You can now order directly from blog pages. We will eventually

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Jim Rugg on the AltComics Podcast

Jim Rugg on the AltComics Podcast

Jim Rugg makes comics, books, drawings, illustrations, and designs. His books and comics include Street Angel, Afrodisiac, the PLAIN Janes, Rambo 3.5, Notebook Drawings, and Supermag. He has exhibited drawings at iam8bit, Gallery1988, Mondo, and the Society of Illustrators. Honors include Eisner...

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*Ahem* Is This Thing On?

*Ahem* Is This Thing On?

Hello, everyone. My name is Peter and I draw comics. The amazing and generous Marc Arsenault, proprietor of these here parts, has offered me a soapbox on the official Wow Cool blog. How cool is that? I’m going to explore some topics here that I don’t get to write (or draw) about...

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Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Art: The Politics and Weirdness of Shade the Changing Girl Cecil Castellucci tells us about what informs the strangeness of Young Animal’s Shade the Changing Girl. Music: The great The Pop Group has re-released their debut LP Y digitally and you can get it on Bandcamp. New to me is this...

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Review: The Short Con

Review: The Short Con

The Short Con by Pete Toms and Aleks Sennwald Pete Toms’ and Aleks Sennwald’s graphic novella The Short Con is on its surface the first of what hints at a larger series of children’s comics, but beneath that lies an examination of the power of belief. The way belief in ideas, no matter how...

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Peter S. Conrad on the AltComics Podcast

Peter S. Conrad on the AltComics Podcast

Peter S. Conrad is a cartoonist, illustrator and graphic novelist based in the South San Francisco Bay Area – AKA Silicon Valley. He is responsible for the long-running “Attempted Not Known” series in all its many forms. You have probably seen his drawings in many places over...

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Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Art The Mega Builder of Garry’s Mod. Vioxtar aka Michael Efraim does some amazing things with the Source engine sandbox. Derf on the demise of the Village Voice. I interviewed Derf last week for the AltComics podcast. Music “Sam Shepard Remembered” part 1 by his bandmate in the...

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Shannon Wheeler on the AltComics Podcast

Shannon Wheeler on the AltComics Podcast

At long last, the debut episode is here. AltComics talks to Too Much Coffee Man creator Shannon Wheeler about his new book Sh*T My President Says and what it takes to become a New Yorker Cartoonist. The soundtrack music is by Zoltar’s Fortune. alt.comics.shannonwheeler Download MP3...

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Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Art San Diego Comic-Con is giving away a special 60 page PDF edition of the Jack Kirby section of their 2017 Souvenir book. Ghost World and Eightball creator Daniel Clowes has a new website. Fantagraphics Books is publishing a collection of Benjamin Marra‘s Night Business at the end of the...

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New Books at Wow Cool August 30 2017

New Books at Wow Cool August 30 2017

A buncha old stuff and a buncha new stuff landed at Wow Cool this week. We also just had the Kirby Centenary celebration a few days ago. Only a small fraction of those books are in the online shop. Visit us in Cupertino to grab most of those books from the 60s ’til just this

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Jack Kirby at 100

Jack Kirby at 100

Jack Kirby was born in New York City August 28, 1917 Without his work it’s doubtful Wow Cool would have taken the form it has. Photo credit unknown. Found on Jack’s grandson’s Twitter account. Jeremy Kirby also maintains JackKirbyComics.com. 

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Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Something Good To Read on a Sunday

We made it to the second installment of the Sunday reads. I can now claim this is a regular feature along with New Books in the Shop on Wednesdays and the always irregular The Stupid Pages. If all goes well we should have the first full altcomics podcast on Tuesday August 29 with guest Shannon...

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Jack Kirby 100 @ Wow Cool

Jack Kirby 100 @ Wow Cool

Every day at Wow Cool Alternative Comics in Cupertino is a celebration of the life and work of Jack Kirby, but for three days in August, 2017 we commemorate the centennial of this great artist’s birth. Jack ‘King’ Kirby was born 100 years ago. He did more to influence American...

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New Books at Wow Cool August 23 2017

New Books at Wow Cool August 23 2017

New books in the shop this week include, but are not limited to: Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti Black Hammer #12 by Jeff Lemire & David Rubin Edge of Venomverse #5 by Clay Chapman & James Stokoe Fantasy Sports vol. 3: The Green King by Sam Bosma Generation Gone #2 by Ales Kot

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Something Good to Read on a Sunday

Something Good to Read on a Sunday

Welcome to the new weekend reading column. We’re still re-arranging the deckchairs for the re-launch of the Wow Cool blog and launch of the altcomics podcast. Hopefully things will be more regular soon. The title of this feature takes its name from The Clash song The Leader… which...

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