Sent: Feb 26th, 2015
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It's back for 2015!

 Visit all 9 GRAHAM CRACKERS COMICS locations
and receive a

You know you've always wanted to visit the other locations -
now you have 25 good reasons to finally do it this year!

Stop by any GRAHAM CRACKERS COMICS location
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Each GCC location is a little bit different from each other - and we'd like to give you another reason to make sure you've visited them all in your lifetime!  No MISSION IMPOSSIBLE time limit of hitting all the shops over a weekend - you can take your time and visit them when the opportunity presents itself!  Plus we've recently expanded our DeKalb store and MOVED our St. Charles store (2 spots down) - so you've got some NEW locations to check out since the last time we offered this
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phantom variant pre-order

 Silk #2
by Todd Nauck
(based on Amazing Spider-Man #300 by McFarlane)

 Spider-Gwen Phantom Variants sold out almost immediately - don't miss your chance at reserving these today! 

There's the REGULAR full color Phantom Variant cover
and the
SCARCE b&w edition

there are limits on the qty. you can buy to try and give EVERYONE a chance and each of the 9 stores will have some copies available when this book ships
on March 20th, 2015.

Please note these are PRE-ORDERS and if you order anything else with these books, that order will be HELD until these comics arrive on March 20th.





to c2e2 all 3 days!

Picking up right in front of our Chicago LOOP location (77 e. Madison) every 20-30 minutes to give you a comfortable air-conditioned (heated?) bus ride


See LIVE presentations from

March 7th, 2015

It's a COMIC CONVENTION in a store!

o Meet JONATHAN LUNA from 3pm to 4pm @GCComics LOOP

o We'll be announcing starting times for each publishers presentation
next week!

You'll also be able see/watch it all @GCComics Naperville & Plainfield (as well as Chicago and DeKalb)


Thursday, February 26th
Trivia Contest 8PM - 10PM
Superman II: Donner Cut 10PM - Midnight

FREE to all comers, swing by our DeKalb store on the last Thursday of February for a Superman Trivia night (prizes for first and second place) and a screening of Superman II: The Donner Cut.
So the story, if you don't know, about The Donner Cut, is that Superman: The Movie and Superman II were shot simultaneously to save on costs, but due to a falling out between director Richard Donner and producers Alex and Ilya Salkind, much of what Donner shot for Superman II was scrapped in favor of new footage by replacement director Richard Lester. In 2006, Donner revisited Superman II and Warner Bros. released The Donner Cut, which did its best to reassemble Donner's vision for the movie from the deleted footage, as well as outtakes and screen tests.
For a project cobbled together, it mostly works, with much of Lesters slapstick comedy and absurdity (which would drag Superman III down into the mire) excised in favor of the more reverent treatment the characters received in the first movie. It's far from perfect, but you'll have the chance to pass withering judgment for yourself after you sit in on our showing. Stop by, grab a Coke, and enjoy! It's FREE!


Saturday - MARCH 7th


Jonathan is best known as the creator/artist on:

ULTRA, GIRLS, THE SWORD and currently the brilliant series

meet in him in a rare Chicago appearance on

Saturday March 7th from
3pm - 4pm
@GCComics LOOP
Magic the Gathering
Charity Draft Tournament
Friday, March 6th @7pm

Entry fee: $16 per person, all profits go to charity

Gather with Alpha Phi Omega, @GCComics DeKalb & the
Northern Illinois Community for a Friday Night Magic Charitable Event
helping to raise money & awareness for The National Association For
Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.

 Draft your deck from the provided boosters and battle it out for charity! Alpha Phi Omega will be

hosting a charitable bake sale for hungry gamers as well.

Remember, when you play Magic for charity, everyone wins!

Amazing Spider-Man #15
Written by Dan Slott
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Reviewed by Kevin Healy
     I don't think its fair to call this book an epilogue. It feels like the end to the story, not a capper. As a capper, its much better than last issue. As 'the end', its also better than last issue, and since last issue was the only disappointment in the series proper, we've got a pretty good issue here. Dan Slott isn't shy about setting up more conflict with Otto. I don't think we've seen the end of the Superior Spider-Man by a long shot. While that's one of the big issues left hanging after part 6, I think it would have been bolder to have Peter and Otto talk their way through their unusual predicament. We also learn the identity of the master weaver (my other big beef from part 6), but you'll have to see that for yourself. We do get some good-byes, some setup for Secret Wars, and maybe 2 panels too many of Miles and Peter making sure we know that Miles is welcome in our universe. It all looks great -Camuncoli really is great at moving you through a page- and there are many exciting threads spinning out of this web that readers can get genuinely jazzed about. Great cover, too!

$3.99 / Marvel Comics

7 out of 10 Grahams

Suiciders #1
Written by LeeBermejo
Art by Patrick Gleason

Reviewed by John Robinson


 I really wanted to like this a lot more than I did.
   I'm a big fan of Lee Bermejo and it's been TOO LONG since I've cared about a new Vertigo title so I was hoping this would be the one.
It's not. Not to say that it's bad, it's not that either, it's just an okay comic that seems a lot like THE RUNNING MAN.
    Excellent Bermejo artwork like you'd expect but after issue #1, I'm certainly not hooked. Will try a few more issues in the hopes that it goes another direction...

$2.99 / DC Comics

8 out of 10 Grahams



Black Hood #1
Written by Duayne Swierczynski
Art by Michael Gaydos

Reviewed by
Brad Parkkonen


 Officer Greg Hettinger's life is drastically changed after he answers a call about gunmen in a middle-school parking lot. The story follows Hettinger as he deals with his wounds and the stress of having killed a man, a killing that divides his department, as the man he shot was a vigilante known as the Black Hood. Swierczynski brings us an intimate closeness with the thoughts and problems of Hettinger as he loses self control, and Gaydos' art sets a serious tone for the book, without placing too much emphasis on the dark and gritty. Fans of Marvel's Punisher will welcome this book with open arms, but don't expect it to follow directly in Marvel's footsteps, as the future of The Black Hood is exciting and intriguing and it can lead down any number of directions. 

$3.99 / BLACK CIRCLE Comics

9 out of 10 Grahams

All New X-Men #38
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by
ndrea Sorrentino
Reviewed by Gavin Rehfeldt

The Strangest Superheroes of All continue engaging with the Guardians of the Galaxy in The Black Vortex crossover event, which is thus far incredibly challenging to enjoy. The object at the center of the story can evolve a character to their supreme selves, or something, but it also makes them incredibly pompous, or evil, or something. Characters don't interact, they declare! I cannot recall a comic that so spun its wheels and moved characters around like pawns without a compelling motivation. Things blow up, characters get mad, and everyone's yelling about the Black Vortex...a lot. I love Bendis, but this is a disappointing effort from what was once one of his finest Marvel titles. Sorrentino's art has some striking gestures, but overall adds to the muddiness of the narrative.  directions.

$3.99 / MARVEL Comics

1 out of 10 Grahams



Spider-Gwen #1
written by Jason Latour
art by
Robbi Rodriguez
reviewed by Brad Parkkonen
I still haven't got around to reading Edge of Spider-Verse #2, so some of the elements in this issue were lost on me, as it is a continuation. But despite that, I really enjoyed this first issue and am going to continue picking it up. Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, Peter Parker is dead and J. Jonah Jameson has branded her a menace. This issue is very much a throwback to the original first issues of Amazing Spider-man, introducing the Vulture and giving Gwen her first real nemesis. The Mary Janes' story, as well as Gwen's estranged relationship with her father add a good deal of drama in an exciting, fun book. Jason Latour shows he knows how to write a mouthy superhero and Robbi Rodriguez's art is absolutely astounding. The action is great, as well as some of the little things, like Gwen's spider-sense.

$3.99 / MARVEL Comics

8 out of 10 Grahams


Darth Vader #2
writer by Kieron Gillen
art by
Salvador Larroca
reviewed by Kevin Healy

Marvel has hit the ground running with both of their Star Wars series, but Darth Vader is turning out to be the better book. After what amounts to a demotion (which has to suck if you're a sith lord), Vader is now under the hand of the only other Imperial survivor from the Death Star, Grand General Tagge (you might remember him from his complaints about security and his awesome mutton chops). He's sending Vader after smugglers and thieves. How would you feel if you were Vice-President in charge of Planetary Destruction the day before and now you essentially have a space broom handed to you are are told to clean up minor messes? You'd be angry, you'd be secretive, and you'd want to secure your place before things get any worse. If you're wondering if Vader kills someone in an interesting way to make sure his tracks are covered, the answer is sort of, but its pretty successful in re-establishing the chain of command. Salvador Larocca's art suffers a bit of the same drop off that John Cassaday's did with Star Wars #2, but not so much its a turn off. Gillen's got a firm grip on this material. More please.

$3.99 / MARVEL Comics

8 out of 10 Grahams

Secret Avengers #13
writer by Ales Kot
art by Michael Walsh

reviewed by Gavin Rehfeldt

   Kot's Secret Avengers run continues to be the best since Warren Ellis's run, with thrilling action, suspense, and intrigue braided with intelligent and goofball humor grounded in skillful characterization. M.O.D.O.K. shines brightly working alongside the Secret Avengers, who are all incredibly appealing. Maria Hill and Jessica Drew are given great small moments, but everyone has their moment to demonstrate why they are interesting and distinctive. Weird and cool Alan Moore creation The Fury works so well here. I hope to see her(?) present in future books, as I believe this is her(?) first appearance since Captain Britain. Deadpool thunders through a great pop-culture-reference-heavy sequence that is downright hilarious, and his presence is a brilliant addition to this zany adventure book. If Kot could tackle more Deadpool in the future, we would all benefit. One of Marvel's finest books, Secret Avengers also has delightfully rendered interiors by Walsh. Only two issues left!! I'm going to miss this one!!

$3.99 / MARVEL Comics

8 out of 10 Grahams



All New Hawkeye #1
All New Hawkeye #1 blank cover
All New Hawkeye #1 lemire variant cover
All New Hawkeye #1 women of marvel variant cover
All New Hawkeye #1 young variant cover
Angela Asgards Assassin #4
Avengers #42
Avengers #42 woman of marvel variant cover
Avengers World #18
Guardians Team-Up #1
Guardians Team-Up #1 ferry variant
Guardians Team-Up #1 inhuman variant cover
Guardians Team-Up #1 young variant cover
Hulk #12
Iron Fist Living Weapon #10
Marvels Ant-Man Prelude #2
Miracleman #16
Miracleman #16 leach variant cover
Miracleman #16 maroto variant cover
Operation Sin #3
Princess Leia #1
Princess Leia #1 action figure variant cover
Princess Leia #1 blank cover
Princess Leia #1 brooks variant cover
Princess Leia #1 campbell connecting variant cover
Princess Leia #1 movie variant cover
Princess Leia #1 cassaday teaser variant cover
Princess Leia #1 guice variant cover
Princess Leia #1 ross variant cover
Princess Leia #1 ross sketch variant cover
Princess Leia #1 young variant cover
Return of Living Deadpool #2
Rocket Raccoon #9
Spider-Woman #5
Spider-Woman #5 anka design variant cover
Spider-Woman #5 anka variant cover
Spider-Woman #5 oum variant cover
Star Wars #2 aragones variant cover
Wolverines #9
X-Men #25
X-Men #25 variant cover

Aquaman And The Others #11
Batman and Robin #38 second print
Batman Eternal #48
Deathstroke #2 vol 3 second print
Detective Comics #40
Detective Comics #40 combo pack
Detective Comics #40 movie poster variant cover
Detective Comics #40 variant cover
Earth 2 #32
Earth 2 Worlds End #22
Flash Season Zero #6
Grayson #8
Grayson #8 movie poster variant cover
Green Arrow #40 vol 5
Green Lantern #40
Green Lantern #40 combo pack
Green Lantern #40 movie poster variant cover
Harley Quinn #15 vol 2
Harley Quinn #15 vol 2 harley quinn variant
Harley Quinn #15 vol 2 conner variant cover
Hinterkind #16
Infinity Man And The Forever People #8
Justice League 3000 #15
Lobo #6
Names #7
New 52 Futures End #44
Swamp Thing #40
Wolf Moon #4
Wonder Woman #38 volume 4 second print

68 Jungle Jim Guts N Glory #1 cover a
68 Jungle Jim Guts N Glory #1 cover b
Altered States Vampirella #1
Angel And Faith Season 10 #12
Angel And Faith Season 10 #12 variant cover
Army Of Darkness #4 vol 4 cover a
Army Of Darkness #4 vol 4 cover b
Army Of Darkness #4 vol 4 subscription cover
Battlestar Galactica Death Of Apollo #4 cover a
Battlestar Galactica Death Of Apollo #4 cover b
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Battlestar Galactica Death Of Apollo #4 subscription cover
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Big Man Plans #1
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Blackcross #1 cover c
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Cluster #2
Cluster #2 shalvey variant cover
Con Job #1
Con Job #1 hairsine variant cover
Con Job #1 mcdaid variant cover
Crossed Badlands #73
Crossed Badlands #73 fatal fantasy cover
Crossed Badlands #73 torture cover
Crossed Badlands #73 wrap cover
Crossed Plus 100 #3
Crossed Plus 100 #3 american history x wrap cover
Crossed Plus 100 #3 crossed culture cover
Crossed Plus 100 #3 future tense cover
Crossed Plus 100 #3 new world order wrap bagged cover
Dark Engine #5
Day Men #6
Descender #1 cover a
Descender #1 cover b
Doctor Who 10th Doctor #8
Doctor Who 10th Doctor #8 subscription cover
Doctor Who 11th Doctor #9
Doctor Who 11th Doctor #9 subscription cover
Dying and the Dead #1 second print
Egos #6
Feathers #3
Fiction Squad #6
Gi Joe #6
Gi Joe #6 subscription cover
God Hates Astronauts #6 cover a
God Hates Astronauts #6 cover b
God Is Dead #30
God Is Dead #30 carnage wrap cover
God Is Dead #30 enchanting cover
God Is Dead #30 end of days cover
God Is Dead #30 iconic cover
Godzilla Rulers Of The Earth #21
Godzilla Rulers Of The Earth #21 subscription cover
Gold Digger #219
Grimm Fairy Tales White Queen #2 cover a
Grimm Fairy Tales White Queen #2 cover b
Grimm Fairy Tales White Queen #2 cover c
Halogen #1
Halogen #1 perez variant cover
Halogen #1 milonogiannis variant cover
Hellboy And The Bprd #4 1952
Hero Cats #4
Imperium #2 cover a
Imperium #2 cover b
Imperium #2 cover c
Lady Death Apocalypse #2
Lady Death Apocalypse #2 auxiliary cover
Lady Death Apocalypse #2 sultry cover
Lady Death Apocalypse #2 wrap cover
Lady Killer #2 second print
Lady Killer #3
Littlest Zombie Summer Dead Special #1
Monster Moters Curse Of Minivan Helsing #1
Nailbiter Hack Slash #1
Nameless #1 second print
Nameless #2
Neverboy #1
Postal #1 sejic variant cover
Rat God #2
Rat Queens #9
Revival #28
Robocop 2014 #9
Saga #26
Shadow Show #4
Shadow Show #4 subscription cover
Star Trek New Visions A Scent Of Ghosts
Star Trek Planet Of The Apes #3
Star Trek Planet Of The Apes #3 subscription cover
Star Trek Planet Of The Apes #3 variant cover
Star Trek Planet Of The Apes #4 variant cover
Supreme Blue Rose #7
Transformers #38 days of deception
Transformers #38 subscription cover
Transformers #38 variant cover
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #38
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #38 subscription cover
Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #38 variant cover
Uber #23
Uber #23 propaganda poster cover
Uber #23 war crimes cover
Uber #23 wrap cover
Winterworld #0
Winterworld #0 subscription cover
Woods #11
X-O Manowar #34 cover a
X-O Manowar #34 cover b
Zombies Vs Cheerleaders 2015 St Pattys Day #1 cover a
Zombies Vs Cheerleaders 2015 St Pattys Day #1 cover b
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Alex + Ada Vol 2 TPB
Avengers Vol 5 Adapt Or Die TPB
Birthright Vol 1 Homecoming TPB
Dead Boy Detectives Vol 2 Ghost Snow TPB
Death Of Wolverine Weapon X Program TPB
D Gray Man 3in1 Vol 6 TPB
Emily And The Strangers Vol 2 Breaking Records TPB
Hawkeye Vs Deadpool TPB
How to Draw Batman Superman & Other DC Heroes Villains TPB
Itty Bitty Bunnies Cavalcade Contraband TPB
Justice Leauge United Vol 1 Justice League Canada HC
Kill My Mother TPB
Marvels Avengers Age Of Ultron Prelude TPB
New Lone Wolf And Cub Vol 4 TPB
Shaolin Cowboy The Shemp Buffet HC
Silent Hill Downpour Annes Story TPB
Super Villains Unite Complete Super Villain Team Up TPB
Terminator Enemy Of My Enemy TPB
Transformers Animated Complete Allspark Almanac TPB
Transformers Primacy TPB
Unity Vol 4 TPB
Wondering Son Vol 6 HC
X-files Year Zero TPB
Xxxholic Omnibus Vol 5 TPB
Y The Last Man Book 2 TPB

Adventure Time Vol 6 TPB
Amazing World Of Gumball #8
Amazing World Of Gumball #8 subscription cover
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DC Super Heroes ABC 123 Board Book
DC Super Heroes Busy Bodies Board Book
DC Super Heroes Colors Shapes And More Board Book
DC Super Heroes My First Book Of Super Villains Board Book
Garfield #35
Garfield #35 hirsch variant cover
My First Superman Book Board Book
My Little Pony Friends Forever #14
My Little Pony Friends Forever #14 subscription cover
Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #2
Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #2 subscription cover
Scooby Doo Team Up #9
Steven Universe #8 cover a
Steven Universe #8 variant cover
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