Thanks to everyone who entered our ‘Design an Iron Man Armour’ competition. We had a great time looking at all of the incredible entries and were blown away by the talent on display, not to mention the fantastic ideas for Tony’s new armour.
You will be able to see the original art on display in the ACE Comics Stores and we have a ‘Hall of Armours’ gallery below.
There can, however, only be one winner and that winner is…
LUCAS FRASER from COLCHESTER!
Lucas came up with the Iron Man Avenger Armour, which incorporates elements from the rest of the Avengers! Congrats to Lucas, who gets an ACE Comics £10 Gift Voucher and the accolade of being our competition winner!
The plans have been emailed to Tony Stark, so watch this space!
Here’s our ‘Hall of Armours’. Click on the armour image for a closer look.
The gallery is also available on our Facebook page.
We just want to say thanks to all of you (and there were QUITE A LOT) who visited ACE Comics for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY and showed your love for comics.
Our shelves are bare and we’re pretty sure this year’s event has surpassed last years record-breaker, and we really appreciate your support.
Hopefully, you all grabbed some bargains along with the freebies, so enjoy your reading over the Bank Holiday weekend and stay tuned for some Iron Man competition entries which will be uploaded very soon.
- Biff and the ACE Comics crew
More FREE COMIC BOOK DAY news!
With May 4th fast approaching, we are pleased to announce that in conjunction with FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, we are offering a 10% discount on ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS and COLLECTED EDITIONS bought in-store on the day!
Keep an eye on our FREE COMIC BOOK DAY page for further updates and details of everything happening. And don’t forget to join our Facebook Event!
We have another brilliant Back Issue SALE on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
Whether you want to plug some gaps in your collection or discover something new to read, you’ll be able to find a fantastic range of selected back issues available at 50 per comic, with a choice selection of bagged and boarded titles for just £1 each!
Can you build an armour as invincible as Tony Stark?
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is fast approaching, and to celebrate, we’ve got a fantastic competition for all of our young readers out there!
If you’re 14 or under, all you have to do is download, print and colour the Iron Man picture below and bring it to your local ACE Comics store on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (May 4th), when you pick up your free comics!! You can add any features to Iron Man’s armour you like and include descriptions of what your gadgets do, or simply colour it in. It’s up to you!
The best entries will all be displayed in-store after the event and added to our website and Facebook page, plus the overall winner will receive a £10 ACE Comics Gift Voucher, so don’t forget to fill out your contact details!
Time to get your pencils out!
Deadline for entries is 4pm, May 4th 2013. All entries are non-returnable. ACE Comics will not disclose your information to any other parties or use it for any purposes other than judging the competition and contacting the winner. Iron Man: TM & © 2013 Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and it’s subsidiaries.
Click here to find out about everything happening on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.
ACE Comics are selling tickets for ‘Castle Zombie’, a zombie day event organized by horror production company Silent Studios, which is taking place at Colchester Castle on April 3rd 2013.
There are two types of ticket available…
General Admission Ticket: £5.00
This ticket will get you entry to the Castle, a visit the Zombie Dungeon and entry to the Fancy Dress Competition (lots of prizes to be won)
VIP Ticket: £20.00
This ticket will get all of the above, plus entry to the VIP area which houses the Xtreme Gaming Competition area, meet Nick Mundy (a zombie from the Walking Dead TV show), cinema showing ‘Ace The Zombie’ and ‘Before Dawn’ (prizes to be won here too), meet the cast of ‘Ace The Zombie’ and ‘Before Dawn’, meet the band Eastern Front and watch horror make-up artist Robbie Drake at work
Metal Radio will be broadcasting and interviewing throughout the event and Ace the Zombie will be terrorizing visitors (his favourite victims can win goodies too)
You can find out more information from either Silent Studios website, their Facebook page, or the Castle Zombie Facebook Event.
To buy tickets from ACE Colchester, either pop in to the store, or telephone us on 01206 561912.
A very Merry Christmas to you all!
with best wishes from Biff, Tina, Kerrie, Marc, Guy, Evil Stu, Victoria, Colin, Ed, Glenn, Matt, Joe and Bryony in Colchester, Lea and Russ in Southend, Richard and Guy in Richmond, and Ivor, Scott, Scott, Lorna, Stuart, Darin and Bennie in Glasgow!
Darth Vader was a big hit when he visited ACE Comics in Colchester on Saturday.
Apart from the weather bearing striking resemblance to the ocean exoplanet Kamino, and having trouble finding enough parking spaces in a row for his Star Destroyer, the Dark Lord of the Sith was on hand with his Imperial forces including Stormtroopers, Biker Scouts, Royal Guards, AT-AT Commanders and Death Star Troopers to spread some seasonal cheer.
Boba Fett was also there to ensure that the Wookiee, the Ewok and the Tusken Raider, who were up to entertaining the queue, didn’t step out of line.
Star Warriors, who assisted in the arrival of the Empire, were collecting for Action On Pre-Eclampsia, a charity close to their hearts, raising awareness and improving care for those suffering from Pre-Eclampsia.
ACE Comics is proud to announce the festive return of Darth Vader and his Imperial Troops to our Colchester store for Darth Vader’s Galactic Grotto!
On 22nd December 2012, the Dark Lord of the Sith will be visiting the Colchester store to hear what you want for Chrsitmas …and he should know – he’s felt your presents!
For an entry fee of £5.00, visitors to the Galactic Grotto will privately meet Darth Vader and receive a special Galactic Gift from Vader himself!
The Empire will be descending on ACE Comics from 11am till 4pm, so if you are undertaking some last minute Christmas shopping, why not stop by and pay them a visit – you might just get your wish for Christmas!
As well as being located at the ACE store, the troops will be out and about in Colchester with donation buckets for Action On Pre-Eclampsia, a worthwhile charity organisation close to their hearts, who aim to raise awareness, improve care and reduce physical and emotional suffering from Pre-Eclampsia. If you see them in Colchester, please pass some spare change their way.
ACE Comics‘ very own office wiz, Victoria Ellesley was interviewed about the ‘Rise of the Comic Girl’ for the New Woman section of the Colchester Gazette.
In the article, Victoria talks about comics and conventions, as well as her take on female fans of the industry.
Click on the image below for an enlarged version…