July 3, 4, and 5…. look for the Red White and Blue! One of the easiest sales ever! Find a product with any 1 of the 3 colors on it and get 15% off! If you find something with 2 of the colors, take 20% off. Find something with all 3 colors… you get a whopping 25% off! Take advantage of this sale to get that Trade Paperback, Statue, or Game that you have really been wanting! Some exclusions apply, the flyer has all the details!
Plus it is Small Business Saturday….
Don’t miss out on any of the cool stuff you know you want!
Buy 2 items, get one of equal or lesser value for free! Mix and match anything in the store! Does not include new comics, layaways and holds, or consignment items. Limit of 3 of any individual item. Sale ends when the store closes on November 29! Lots of new stock brought in just for the sale! See store for all the details!
Syfy has announced the pulpy adventure comic FIVE GHOSTS by Image Comics is in development as a TV series to be produced by Universal Cable Productions, Black Mask Studios, and BenderSpink. The pilot is being written by Evan Daugherty (Snow White And The Huntsman, Divergent, TMNT) based on the critically acclaimed comic series by Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham, about a 1930s era treasure hunter possessed by five literary ghosts (Merlin, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Musashi, and Dracula) whose unique abilities he can draw on during his adventures. The series will be executive produced by BenderSpink and Black Mask. Black Mask’s Matt Pizzolo and Brett Gurewitz will co-executive produce with BenderSpink’s executive producers Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and producer Jake Wagner.
Five Ghosts is an ongoing comic book series created by writer Frank J. Barbiere and illustrator Chris Mooneyham and published by Image Comics. The tale of a 1930s-era treasure hunter possessed by five literary ghosts (Merlin, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Musashi, and Dracula), the comic was launched as a successfully self-published Kickstarter in April 2012, picked up by Image Comics at New York Comic Con in October 2012, and debuted in comic shops in March 2013 where it sold through multiple printings of its initial 5-issue mini-series. After release of its collected Volume 1 in September 2013, Five Ghosts expanded into an ongoing series. The New York Times called it a “great series… part of a creative renaissance” and Newsarama called it “that next big thing.” Five Ghosts Volume 2 was released in July 2014.
Come by Collected and pick up the Five Ghosts trades now and catch up on this awesome story!
Collected is proud to be sponsoring Game Designer Darrell Hardy for the Animation Celebration Convention on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday March 30. Darrell’s latest game is the My Little Pony CCG. This game has exploded over the last couple of months and we are happy to be able to provide you the opportunity to learn and play the game with the designer! Collected will be running games of My Little Pony CCG and Adventure Time Card Wars during the convention, check the convention schedule for times. In addition to Darrell, the Animation Celebration Convention has many other celebrities from the My Little Pony Universe as well as many other animation properties.
Darrell Hardy is a writer and game designer specializing in world-building and narrative design.
He has designed board games, trading card games, tabletop roleplaying games, and tactical battle games. His adventuresome stories and settings have added depth and flavor to games played both online and on the tabletop.
Darrell is married to his editor, has playtesters for children, and — like all good writers — has cats.
Selected Game Credits
Darrell has worked with Fantasy Flight Games as a manager and designer on dozens of tabletop games such as
the Dawnforge RPG, and
the classic Diskwars.
He has also worked with Sony Online Entertainment designing online strategy games, including
the Everquest TCG,
Star Wars Galaxies TCG, and
Magic: the Gathering – Tactics.
As a freelancer, Darrell has written content and designed games for several tabletop and video game studios including Dire Wolf Digital and Dark Skull Studios.
Please join us in welcoming Mathew Reynolds, the awesome artist of Image’s hot new title, Mercenary Sea! Mathew will be signing at all 3 of the Collected locations. He will be at Collected: TCU at 10AM, Collected: Hurst at 1PM, and Collected: Plano at 4PM. For more about the book…
Action and adventure await aboard The Venture! Set in 1938, Kel Symons (I LOVE TROUBLE) and Mathew Reynolds’ (Marlow) new series THE MERCENARY SEA stars ex-bootlegger Captain Jack Harper, Captain of the Venture, a refitted German U-Boat and his crew of expats, mercenaries, and treasure hunters. They sail the South Seas at an uneasy time for the world, right when Japan has invaded China and War in Europe looks unavoidable.
The Venture’s crew is a unique group of characters all with checkered pasts. “There’s definitely some conflict—perhaps mostly between Jack and Wulf, the venerable German sub captain who serves as his first officer,” said Symons. “But they’re more or less a tight extended family. They’re not pirates or ruffians—they’re mercenaries, obviously out for a paycheck, but they have a strong moral compass guiding them.”
Inspiration for THE MERCENARY SEA came from various pop culture influences that Symons and Reynolds felt passionately about. “One of our guideposts for THE MERCENARY SEA was that we wanted to do a comic that was essentially like a lost Howard Hawks movie. A lot of Hawks’ films deal with desperate men in far-flung places, away from any support or help, where they’re forced to rely on themselves or fail: Only Angels Have Wings, The Thing from Another World, Rio Bravo, To Have and Have Not,” said Symons. “Howard Hawks was our spirit animal on this one.”
Battling pirates, headhunters, spies, and soldiers, the crew is always one step away from the greatest score of their lives. But it might not be that way for long…
Below are just some of the samples of his awesome art on his Deviant Art Page