Paradise Comics North
Paradise Comics North will be open from on
with 20,000 new comics we just bought.
I have found a run of Fantastic Four 125 - present , Avengers 160 - present, Thor 200 - present and Captain America 150 - present. There are many full runs of modern titles as well!
ALL THE BOOKS WILL BE $2.00 EACH!
We also have another 125 boxes of $2.00 comics to see.
Can't make it? Feel free to email us a list of books you are looking for.
3372A Yonge St. Upstairs. Two blocks north of Paradise Comics.
PARADISE COMICS IS STOCKED AND READY FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING!
Come and visit us to pick up that perfect gift for someone or just to spoil yourself.
Do people have trouble shopping for you? Ask for our gift certificates for the holidays. We are happy to mail them out for everyone's convenience.
EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS
MONDAY TO SATURDAY
10AM TO 7 PM
12PM TO 5PM
SHIPPING LIST FOR WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11th
12 Reasons To Die #5 (of 6) 3.5
A Plus X #15 3.99
Abe Sapien #8 3.5
Adventure Time Candy Capers #6 (of 6) Main Cvrs 3.99
Alex + Ada #2 2.99
Amazing Spider-man #700.2 3.99
Amazing Spider-man #700.2 Janson Var 15.00
Amazing Spider-man #700.3 3.99
Amazing Spider-man #700.3 Christopher Var 15.00
Archer & Armstrong #16 Orderall Walsh Var 3.99
Archer & Armstrong #16 Reg Henry 3.99
Army Of Darkness Vs Hack Slash #4 (of 6) Caselli Cvr 3.99
Army Of Darkness Vs Hack Slash #4 (of 6) Seeley Cvr 3.99
Army Of Darkness Vs Hack Slash #4 (of 6) Subscription Var 3.99
Army Of Darkness Vs Hack Slash #4 (of 6) Templesmith Cvr 3.99
Astro City #7 3.99
Avengers Ai #7.inh 2.99
Batgirl #26 2.99
Batman #26 (zero Year) 3.99
Batman #26 Combo Pack (zero Year) 4.99
Batman #26 Var Ed (zero Year) 25.00
Batman Black & White #4 (of 6) 4.99
Batman Lil Gotham #9 2.99
Battlestar Galactica Starbuck #2 (of 4) 3.99
Brain Boy #0 2.99
Cable And X-force #17 3.99
Captain America #14 3.99
Captain America Living Legend #4 (of 4) 3.99
Cataclysm Ultimate Spider-man #2 (of 3) 3.99
Cataclysm Ultimates #2 (of 3) 3.99
Chew #38 2.99
Clown Fatale #2 (of 4) 3.99
Coffin Hill #3 2.99
Conan People o/t Black Circle #3 (of 4) 3.5
Constantine #9 (evil) 2.99
Danger Girl The Chase #4 (of 4) 3.99
Danger Girl The Chase #4 (of 4) Subscription Var 8.00
Dead Body Road #1 (of 6) 2.99
Doc Savage #1 3.99
Drumhellar (previously Strangeways) #2 3.5
Emerald City Of Oz #5 (of 5) 3.99
Fbp Federal Bureau Of Physics #6 2.99
Forever Evil Arkham War #3 (of 6) 2.99
George Rr Martin Skin Trade #4 3.99
George Rr Martin Skin Trade #4 Grisly Cvr 3.99
George Rr Martin Skin Trade #4 Skinned Order Incv Cvr 8.00
George Rr Martin Skin Trade #4 Wrap Cvr 3.99
Gft Code Red #1 (of 5) A Cvr Caldwell 2.99
Gft Code Red #1 (of 5) B Cvr Qualano 2.99
Gft Code Red #1 (of 5) C Cvr Garza 2.99
Gft Code Red #1 (of 5) D Cvr Mychaels 2.99
Gft No Tomorrow #4 (of 5) A Cvr Patterson 2.99
Gft No Tomorrow #4 (of 5) B Cvr Eric J 2.99
Gft No Tomorrow #4 (of 5) C Cvr Pantalena 2.99
GI Joe #11 3.99
GI Joe Special Missions #10 3.99
God Is Dead #1 Enhanced Ed 3.99
Green Lantern Corps #26 2.99
Halo Escalation #1 3.99
Harbinger #19 Orderall Friedman Var 3.99
Harbinger #19 Reg Evans 3.99
Inhumanity Awakening #1 (of 2) 3.99
Invincible #107 2.99
Justice League #25 (evil) 3.99
Justice League #25 Combo Pack (evil) 4.99
Justice League #25 Var Ed (evil) 25.00
Justice League 3000 #1 2.99
Justice League Of America #10 (evil) 3.99
Justice League Of America #10 Combo Pack (evil) 4.99
Justice League Of America #10 Var Ed (evil) 25.00
Katana #10 2.99
Krampus #1 2.99
Lazarus #5 2.99
Legends Dark Knight 100 Page Super Spectacular #1 9.99
Life With Archie #33 Chrissie Zullo Josie Var Cvr 3.99
Life With Archie #33 Reg Cvr 3.99
Magic The Gathering Theros #2 (of 5) 4.99
Manifest Destiny #2 2.99
Marvel Knights Hulk #1 (of 4) 3.99
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #3 Syu 2.99
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-man #21 Syu 2.99
Marvels Ca First Avenger Adaptation #2 (of 2) 2.99
Maxx Maxximized #2 3.99
Maxx Maxximized #2 Subscription Var 3.99
Mega Man #32 Payback Var Cvr 2.99
Mega Man #32 Reg Cvr 2.99
Mighty Avengers #4.inh 3.99
Nightwing #26 2.99
Nova #11 Inf 3.99
Other Dead #4 (of 6) 3.99
Other Dead #4 (of 6) Subscription Var 3.99
Pathfinder #12 3.99
Powerpuff Girls #3 Free 10 Copy Incv 8.00
Powerpuff Girls #4 3.99
Powerpuff Girls #4 Subscription Var 3.99
Protectors Inc #2 Cvr A Purcell & Atiyeh 2.99
Protectors Inc #2 Cvr B De Liz & Dillon 2.99
Rocketeer Spirit Pulp Friction #4 (of 4) 3.99
Rocketeer Spirit Pulp Friction #4 (of 4) Subscription Var 3.99
Satellite Sam #5 3.5
Scooby Doo Where Are You #40 2.99
Shaolin Cowboy #3 3.99
Sherlock Holmes Moriarty Lives #1 (of 5) 3.99
Smallville Season 11 Alien #1 (of 4) 3.99
Sons Of Anarchy #4 (of 6) 3.99
Spongebob Comics #27 2.99
Star Trek Annual 2013 7.99
Star Wars #12 2013 Ongoing 2.99
Steampunk Cinderella One Shot 3.99
Suicide Squad #26 (evil) 2.99
Superboy #26 2.99
Superior Foes Of Spider-man Now #6 2.99
Superman Wonder Woman #3 3.99
Superman Wonder Woman #3 Combo Pack 4.99
Superman Wonder Woman #3 Var Ed 25.00
Three #3 2.99
Thunderbolts #19 Inf 2.99
TMNT Color Classics Series 2 #2 3.99
Uber #8 3.99
Uber #8 Blitzkrieg Order Incv Cvr 8.00
Uber #8 Propaganda Poster Cvr 3.99
Uber #8 Wrap Cvr 3.99
Uncanny #5 3.99
Uncanny #5 Panosian Subscription Var 3.99
Uncanny X-men #15.inh 3.99
Unity #2 Orderall Foreman 3.99
Unity #2 Reg Braithwaite 3.99
Walking Dead #118 2.99
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #33 3.99
Wolverine #12 3.99
Wolverine And X-men #39 3.99
Wolverine Max #14 3.99
Worlds Finest #18 2.99
Wraith Welcome To Christmasland #2 (of 7) 3.99
Wraith Welcome To Christmasland #2 (of 7) Subscription Var 3.99
Wwe Ongoing #1 Incv Undertaker Cvr 10.00
Wwe Ongoing #1 Main Covers 2.99
X-files Season 10 #7 3.99
X-files Season 10 #7 Subscription Var 3.99
Disney Traditions Brave Merida 60
Pop Movies Jay Vinyl Fig 10.99
Pop Movies Silent Bob Vinyl Fig 10.99
Spider-man Keep Amazing Px Red T/s Med 18.99
Walking Dead Tv 10in Daryl Dixon Dlx Af Cs 94.95
NEW TOYS AND TRADES
Abe Sapien TP Vol 03 Dark Terrible New Race Man 19.99
Adventure Time Eye Candy HC Vol 01 24.99
Crossed HC Vol 07 27.99
Crossed TP Vol 07 19.99
Daredevil By Mark Waid Prem HC Vol 06 19.99
Deadpool By Daniel Way Complete Coll TP Vol 02 34.99
Doctor Midnite TP New Ptg 14.99
Doctor Who Series 2 HC Girl Who Waited Boy Who Lived 49.99
Ghostbusters Ongoing TP Vol 06 17.99
Happy Dlx HC 24.99
Immortal Iron Fist Complete Collection TP Vol 01 39.99
Marvel Super Heroes Golden Book Bundle #3 11.97
Mini Marvels TP Complete Collection 24.99
Morning Glories TP Vol 06 14.99
Polarity TP Vol 01 14.99
Powerpuff Girls Classics TP Vol 02 Power Up 19.99
Richard Starks Parker Slayground HC 17.99
Sheltered TP Vol 01 9.99
Sixth Gun Sons o/t Gun TP 19.99
Snapshot TP 12.99
Superman Action Comics HC Vol 03 End Of Days (n52) 24.99
Superman Action Comics TP Vol 02 Bulletproof (n52) 16.99
Thanos TP Infinity Abyss New Ptg 24.99
Thumbprint By Joe Hill HC 21.99
TMNT 25th Anniversary HC 49.99
Transformers Monstrosity TP 19.99
Young Justice TP Vol 04 Invasion 12.99
REORDER COMICS AND TRADES
Red Hood &/t Outlaws #24 2.99
Age Of Bronze TP Vol 03.b Betrayal Pt 2 18.99
All New X-men Prem HC Vol 01 Yesterdays X-men Now 24.99
American Vampire TP Vol 04 16.99
Angry Birds Interactive Annual 2014 HC 12.99
Avatar Last Airbender TP Vol 06 Search Part 3 10.99
Batman & Robin TP Vol 01 Born To Kill (n52) 16.99
Captain Marvel TP Vol 02 Down 14.99
Deadpool TP Vol 01 Secret Invasion 14.99
Deadpool TP Vol 02 Soul Hunter Now 15.99
Fear Itself TP Uncanny X-men 16.99
Guardians Of Galaxy Prem HC Vol 01 Cosmic Avengers Now 24.99
Journey Into Mystery New Mutants TP Exiled 16.99
Runaways TP Vol 03 Good Die Young Digest 9.99
Scarlet Spider TP Vol 01 Life After Death 16.99
Scarlet Spider TP Vol 02 Lone Star 19.99
Scott Pilgrim GN Vol 01 Precious Little Life 11.99
Super Dinosaur TP Vol 01 9.99
Superman Secret Origin TP 19.99
Uncanny X-men TP Birth Of Generation Hope 16.99
Uncanny X-men TP Breaking Point 16.99
X-men X-club TP 16.99
Uncanny Avengers #15 And Deadpool #21 Mini-poster FREE
Pick of the Week: Inhumanity #1 $3.99
By Andrea Fort
Twitter Handle: @_Nerd_Queen_
Inhumanity is the first issue in what Marvel is saying will be a major crossover storyline. First announced in July 2013, Inhumanity will see a major shift in the Marvel U as a whole new race of Inhumans will be revealed on Earth; essentially filling the world with super heroes. Issue number one is a one shot written by Matt Fraction and with art Olivier Coipel that sets the stage for the crossovers to come and the soon to launch Inhumanity: The Awakening. After Thanos’s attack on Earth in Infinity, and the destruction of the planet Attilan, the Avengers encounter Karnak, the Attilan martial artist who is devastated by the loss of his home. To stop him wreaking havoc, they subdue him and take him back to Avengers Tower where he tells his story.
The best part of this book is that Karnak’s narrative is a result of his interactions with Hawkeye. Hawkeye is an unfortunately underrated character, but Fraction writes him at his ass-kicking and quipping best. To farther the experience, Coipel’s rendering of Hawkeye perfectly matches Fraction’s writing. He is every bit the beefy super hero he is expected to be, but his body language captures his true character; sarcasm and a laid back attitude. Karnak is also well portrayed as he struggles with the loss of his people and recounts the story of what happened. As he nears the end of his story, he makes realizations that increasingly disturb him and his degrading emotional state is visible without Fraction’s dialogue. Overall Inhumanity feels like the prologue of something much bigger on the horizon; it is a definite must read for anyone who kept up with the events in Infinity or anyone looking for a good place to jump into Marvel Now.
Pick of the Week: Superior Spider-Man #22 Darkest Hours $3.99
By Andrea Fort
Twitter Handle: @_Nerd_Queen_
*Contains spoilers to earlier story lines*
The Darkest Hours story arc is being billed as the “Spider-event of the year” and it’s easy to understand why. As difficult as it is to believe, Spider-Man and Venom have not met in years, not since Flash Thompson became Agent Venom. Militarized and working in Eastern Europe and later as part of the Secret Avengers, Agent Venom is a far cry from the maniacal symbiote host that Spider-Man is used to facing, so any story line that promises to reunite these characters automatically intrigues me. To complicate things farther, the story begins at a point where Peter Parker is not who he seems to be. In fact his nemesis, Doctor Otto Octavius has swapped their minds and is now residing in Peter Parker’s body. So to recap, in an ironic twist of fate, two former villains are playing the part of the hero.
What will happen when Thompson’s Flash meets Octavius’s Spider-Man? With both former villains now working to protect New York City, will they team up, or duke it out? These questions were motivation enough for me to dive into Superior Spider-Man 22. To make things even more interesting, there is the looming but unspoken question of whether Peter Parker will recover his stolen body that haunted me throughout. Even though Octavius is striving to keep the city safe and has even managed to repair Peter’s relationship to Aunt May, there is something very unnerving him doing it from inside Peter Parker’s body. Written by Dan Slott and Christos Gage, this issue sees Humberto Ramos return to Spider-Man to provide the pencils; this is the ultimate creative team to create a huge impact and deliver a story that’s likely to shape the Spider-Man books to come. Slott’s familiarity with Spider-Man serves the story well. I would have known which character was speaking without the art because Slott has such a good grasp of their tone. Coupled with Ramos’s exaggerated style which works perfectly for every web-sling and captures the shifting nature of the symbiote flawlessly,Darkest Hours promises to be a big event in the Marvel U, and shape the future of everyone’s favourite web slinger.
Pick Of the Week: Harley Quinn #0 $2.99
By: Andrea Fort
Twitter Handle: @_Nerd_Queen_
Harley Quinn is a fan favourite character, and admittedly one of my favourites as well. Introduced in 1992 in Batman: The Animated Series, and created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, Harley has quickly rocketed to the fame of Batman’s most infamous nemesis and the love of her life, the Joker. She graced her first comic in 1993, and has been recruited into several high-profile titles such as the Secret Six and Gotham City Sirens since, but despite her popularity has not held a successful ongoing series. Now DC is giving her another shot. Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti will be writing Harley’s venture into the universe of the New 52, and in issue #0, they allow Harley to choose the artist that will draw her.
Normally I find breaking the fourth wall cliché, but Conner and Palmiotti play to Harley’s psychosis as they themselves become disembodied characters for her to talk to. The entire premise highlights Harley’s personality perfectly, and as she critiques the parade of all-star artists who draw her, including Becky Cloonan, Darwyn Cooke, Bruce Timm and Jim Lee to name a few, I found myself giggling. The book unabashedly pokes fun at the 17 artists featured. I loved the not so subtle ribbing, and subversive humour that came from Harley’s arguments with her writers. As a stand-alone story, there is no pressure to fall into continuity, so Connor and Palmiotti have complete freedom to explore the character and have fun, and it shows that they did. Although it is undoubtedly very different from what we can expect from the upcoming series, I highly recommend this book for all of Harley’s fans or anyone looking for a little humour. Harley’s charm and the amazing artist she chose (you’ll have to read it to find out who it is), got me excited to see how things unfold when issue #1 hits stores in December.
Pick of the Week: Batman #25: Zero Year
By Andrea Fort
Twitter Handle: @_Nerd_Queen_
Batman #25 continues the Dark City story arc of the Zero Year event meant to redefine Batman’s role in the new DC universe. It opens with the kind of intrigue readers have come to expect from a Batman story, and leaves questions unanswered. In issue 25, Batman plays a small role, though he is the topic of much conversation. Our first glimpse of the Batman finds him on the run and revelling in the marvel that is his new Batmobile.
It’s charming to know that no matter how often Bruce Wayne’s story is reimagined, he always experiences a thrill when he does something new. The story really focusses on the Gotham City Police Department, and their struggle to understand the chaos that surrounds them. Commissioner Gordon plays his usual role of skeptic and we can see the early stages of what will surely become an echo of his classic relationship with Batman. Bat-fans will undoubtedly enjoy this book as it continues to piece together the puzzle of what role Batman will play in the DCU and anyone new to Batman should definitely read the Zero Year story arc as it gives a new spin to one of comic’s favourite characters.
Pick of the Week: Marvel Knights Spider-Man #2
By: Andrea Fort
Twitter handle: @_Nerd_Queen_
Admittedly, I’ve never really read Spider-Man stories. He’s a great character; dynamic, funny, and relatable; I’ve just never been drawn to his comics. But, when I found out that Matt Kindt and Marco Rudy were taking him on, I had to pick up Marvel Knights Spider-Man. I’m really glad I did. This mini-series is not your typical Spider-Man story, which makes me love it even more.
In the first issue, Spider-Man believes himself poisoned by Arcade and told that he must face 99 villains to save the day. Poor Peter spends the entirety of the book disoriented and struggling to survive the onslaught of every foe imaginable. If that doesn’t seem like enough action, the second instalment finds Spidey on a plane. As if his altered perception and the legion of villains don’t make things complicated enough, now Spidey has the extra disadvantage of facing his challenges at 30,000 feet. It is comforting that even in these extreme circumstances, Peter Parker is still Peter Parker. Kindt includes Spidey’s classic witticisms and the humour helps to alleviate the tension. My favourite element of this book is the stunning art. Rudy creates a visual sense of urgency with his kinetic art. The varying textures and bold shapes create an ideal frame for every aspect of the story. Coupled with Val Staples colours, which play with the pallet, Rudy’s art is a feast for the eyes. Each of Spider-Man’s nemeses even has their own visual cues which engaged me even farther.
Spider-Man fans are sure to like this new take on their favourite hero. For those who (like me) were not avid readers, Marvel Knights Spider-Man is a great starting point. As a five-part stand-alone story arc, it is a self-contained adventure that doesn’t rely on the reader knowing tons of canon in order to keep up. Peter Parker is a comic book favourite and a household name, and Kindt and Rudy do a fantastic job of staying true to his essence while breaking new ground.
CGC - Certified Guaranty Company - is one of the most important changes that has occurred in the comic industry over the last decade. With the increase of sales online through websites, Ebay, auction houses, etc, comics that are encapsulated by CGC take the guesswork out of grading and spotting restoration. This allows anyone to be able to realize a better value for their comic book.
One of the most common comments I hear about CGC from people that aren't too familiar with the process is "I don't like buying CGC books because it just makes the comic more expensive". But this isn’t the case. What a CGC graded book does, is allows the seller to get a price closer to its actual value. I have a good clientele that come in regularly to buy collectible or high-end ungraded books. They can hold the book, flip through it, make their own decision, and then we can agree on a value. If a book is online one cannot be as confident the comic is all it is being described as. The centerfold may be loose; there could be some color touch; and if it is high grade, the slightest of dings can greatly reduce the value. In turn, people bid or offer only a percentage of what the comic might actually be worth. When it is CGC'ed, they can be confident of the grade and bid at its full value.
The third-party grading that CGC brings to the hobby has caused an upswing in people willing to invest in comics. Many people, spending much of their time working, obviously don’t have the time to go "bin diving" or to travel to comic conventions. They don't have, or maybe want, to spend the time to learn how to spot restoration. And when purchasing a comic in the thousands of dollars, the slightest bit of restoration can make the book almost worthless. With CGC, they can buy confident that what they are receiving is as described.
CGC has aided the hobby immensely. Helping people insure their comics easier, CGC’ed books are also more "liquid" if someone wishes to start selling their collection. Again, the development of the online market, allows anyone to sell comics without having a bricks and mortar business, and thus, get a higher percentage than at most comic stores. Finally, the encapsulation process offers a higher level of security and protection for the comic book - encased in the mylar and hard plastic container!
For all the above reasons, I appreciate and enjoy what CGC brings to our hobby. A third party grader benefits everyone – from the independent seller, to the customer, and all those who make a professional living in the comic industry, CGC levels the playing field, and that lets everyone enjoy collecting comics that much more!
Paradise Comics is now producing Giclees
of your favourite Comic Book covers
Paradise Comics is excited to offer this unique collector opportunity! Bring in a comic cover that you own, and we can scan & print it on an 18 x 27 inch canvas!
You have seen our display models around the store for the past few weeks, and we have two canvas qualities that we can offer:
Torino Canvas price is $265.48 plus tax = $300
Polyester Canvas price is $176.99 plus tax = $200
Not sure the difference in quality? Don't guess! Come visit us at the store and check them out for yourself.
We are able to print on other sizes of canvas, but prices will vary depending on dimensions. Finally, while we can scan and reproduce any cover, books in CGC encapsulation will cost an additional $25 as we will need to eliminate the 'glare' from the scanned image (take a look through our online store to see what this glare can look like on a CGC comic book).
HOLIDAY ONLINE WISH LIST
Not sure how to tell your loved ones which comics you want for the Holidays?
Paradise Comics has your solution. On every product page on our site, you can find a "Wish List" button that will add that item to saved menu list of the books you would like. This Wish List can then either be shared by you via your email contacts, or is available for us to review and help select the perfect gift for you as friends & family browse in store.
Below is a screen capture of the button's placement on each page - just off to the right of the shopping cart buttons! Take a look & start building your "Holiday Hopeful Picks" now!
And if you can't find the Graphic Novel or CGC book that you want, send us an email, and we'll see if we can't have it uploaded to the site within 24 hrs!
Happy Holidays from Paradise Comics!
NEW DAVE SIM ART & PICS
New pics of Dave Sim, creator of Cerebus, have been added to our HOME OF THE AARDVARK section.
Along with photos of Dave displaying original art pages being used for the CEREBUS ARCHIVE variant covers, and showcasing two CEREBUS THE AARDVARK issues CGC graded 10.0 - more on these books coming soon - there is a nice scan of the OBAMA VARAINT COVER, for CEREBUS ARCHIVE Issue #3.
Signature Series copies of the CEREBUS ARCHIVE Issue #1 variant, signed by Dave Sim are still available through Paradise Comics' ON-LINE STORE
CEREBUS ARCHIVE VARIANTS
Dave Sim's latest series hits comic shelves this month, and to celebrate its release, Paradise Comics is offering signed Variants, in both 9.8 and9.6 Signature Series grades.
The Cerebus Archive collects material from Dave Sim's early experiences breaking into the comic field, and is a great read for both long-term Cerebus fans and new readers who haven't yet discovered the epic series.
The Signature Series Cerebus Archive variant allows collectors to acquire a high grade, signed by Dave Sim, copy of this great new comic - complete with Zombie cover.
Click on the link below to find Signature Series Cerebus Archive variants.
Want more than just a high grade CGC Signature Series copy? Local comic shop isn't carrying Cerebus Archive? Then contact< Paradise Comics and we'll help you get a copy to read. Just click on CONTACT US, or call us at 416-487-9807.
Looking for some spare cash?
Do you want to trim down your collection?
Paradise Comics is revamping our website and we want your comics for our site. We are spending over $10,000 on advertising over the next few months to promote our site and get new traffic to it.
We are taking consignments of CGC graded books valued at $50.00 or more, with only a 10% consignment fee when it sells. We will look after the scanning, listing, and shipping of your comics.
Looking for immediate cash? We will buy your collection outright. All quality CGC or non CGC books.
Call or email us to arrange an appointment to bring your books in.
Feel free to contact us with any questions at 416.487.9807 or at firstname.lastname@example.org