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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If You’re Not Watching the Football

If You’re Not Watching the Football

Here, after a long delay, is the next little group of cartoons that I like very very much. Some of them, like this “latte” one, come to me in an idle moment and then won’t leave me alone until I draw them. You ever get a pun running through your head as if it were

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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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Something Good To Read on A Sunday

Something Good To Read on A Sunday

Art: Wim Wenders’ polaroids taken during the 1970s and 80s will be on exhibit at London’s Photographers Gallery 20 OCT 2017 – 11 FEB 2018. “Instant Stories. Wim Wenders’ Polaroids” received notices from the New Yorker and the Guardian. “Michel Fiffe to...

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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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Halloween ComicFest 2017 at Wow Cool September 28

Halloween ComicFest 2017 at Wow Cool September 28

Tricks! Treats! Free Comics! Haunted Lemonade Stand! Storewide 20% OFF sale! Spooky Music! Demonic Bargain Bins! Wow Cool Alternative Comics hosts the third annual Halloween party at our Cupertino store. Wow Cool | Alternative Comics is a small bookstore specializing in indie comics. We are...

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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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Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Art There is now a BoJack HorseApp Music VCV Open-source (as in FREE) virtual Eurorack DAW for Mac, Windows or Linux with source code and a manual, even. (via Disquiet) Video It’s Elevator: Source the motion picture. Inside Radiohead’s “Lift” Video: Director Oscar Hudson on Planting Easter...

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