It’s time to take a peek into the future with the hot new series debuting this coming July in the new edition of our webzine, Illuminations.
You’ll also find Daredevil and the X-Files in our Staff Picks, Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl? is our History Book for the month and Biff takes a critical look at the continuity running through Marvel‘s current universe!
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You can download older issues of Illuminations here.
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!
IDW Publishing are bringing the X-Files back in a brand new, ongoing comic series picking up where season 9 of the TV show left off.
Don’t miss out on the continuing adventures of Mulder and Scully – sign up for a Six-Issue-Subscription below, or make sure you add the X-Files to your monthly Economic Comics subscription list!
£21.00 (inc p&p)
Agents Mulder and Scully are back, continuing the story where the TV show and movies left off!
For years they investigated the paranormal, pursued the “monsters of the week,” and sought the truth behind extraterrestrial activity, along with the grand conspiracy surrounding it rooted deep within their own government. But when agents Mulder and Scully reunite for a new, ongoing series that ushers The X-Files into a new era of technological paranoia, multinational concerns and otherworldly threats, it’ll take more than a desire “to believe” to make it out alive. The X-Files: Season 10 also sees creator Chris Carter return to the fold as Executive Producer!
IDW are also releasing a collection of previously released X-Files stories in a collected edition, due for release on 12 June 2013. The graphic novel includes contributions from Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard!
£18.99 (inc p&p)
THE X-FILES: CLASSICS VOL.1
The Truth Is… in here!
Team up with Mulder and Scully as they unravel mysteries only seen in comic books! This first collection features stories like “Not to be Opened Until X-mas,” “Firebird,” “Trepanning Opera,” “Silent Cities of the Mind” and more.
Collects issues #1–9 by Topps Comics.
We also have a couple of Wildstorm X-Files comics in our eBay store.
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!
‘Illuminations’ has gained a bit of weight recently and now features a smattering of cool merchandise that we think you might like, as well as a whole page of independent titles sitting alongside the big 5 premier publishers. Continue reading →
The new ‘Illuminations’ is out and we have a whopping 38 #1′s and one-shots debuting in May, plus 18 recommended graphic novels, Iron Man: Extremis, staff picks (including an 11-year-old special guest reviewer) and the obligatory ‘Biff’s Bits’.
Take a look at the comic-y wonderfulness on it’s way!
Download March’s Illuminations below…
Older issues of Illuminations are available to download here.
Free Comic Book Day will be hitting ACE Comics on Saturday, May 4th this year.
We’ve got some events planned and will reveal more over the coming weeks and months, but to whet your appetite, visit our Free Comic Book Day 2013 page (link below) and take a look at the full list of Free Comics on offer!
Submit or perish! Marvel’s first big event for 2013 is almost here as Age Of Ultron arrives on 6th March, 2013!
The event was first indicated way back in Avengers #12.1 (April 2011), when Iron Man foresaw the return of Hank Pym’s creation, Ultron, the ‘Living Automaton’: “You don’t understand… We’re not going to find him. That’s not how this works. Ultron is smarter than all of us. There’s nothing I know, that any of us knows, that it doesn’t. He will unveil himself to us when he is ready. And when he is ready, it will be because he has brought the human apocalypse. I have seen the future… This is going to happen and there’s nothing we can do to stop it.”
Check out the impressive trailer:
Age of Ultron is a 10-issue series running from March to June, written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Bryan Hitch, Brandon Peterson, Carlos Pacheco and an unrevealed fourth artist, with a top-secret ending that’s sure to surprise.
Depicting Ultron’s destructive victory against Marvel’s heroes, the series is also set to cross into Fantastic Four, Superior Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, Wolverine And The X-Men, Ultron, Uncanny Avengers and Fearless Defenders, as well as featuring in the Age Of Ultron Epilogue.
If you’re an Economic Subscriptions customer, make sure you have this highly anticipated new series added to your orders. Six Issue Subs fans can sign up for a special Ten Issue Subscription for the whole Age Of Ultron series right here!
AGE OF ULTRON #1-10 BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS | BRYAN HITCH | BRANDON PETERSON | CARLOS PACHECO
For years the heroes of the Marvel Universe have lived in fear that the artificial intelligence known as Ultron would one day evolve to fulfill its desire to wipe out all organic life and take over the Earth — that day has arrived. This massive 10-part Marvel Universe-spanning event is brought to you by Eisner award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis and comics legend Bryan Hitch.
All comics will be bagged, boarded and mailed out as soon as we receive them, beginning on March 6th!
Be on the lookout for these tie-in issues too:
FANTASTC FOUR #5AU MATT FRACTION | TBD
An ‘Age of Ultron’ tie-in!
Will the rise of the artificial intelligence Ultron cause the premature end of the Fantastic Four’s sojourn across time and space?
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #6AU CHRISTOS GAGE | DEXTER SOY
The Superior Spider-Man enters the ‘Age of Ultron’!
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #14AU AL EWING | BUTCH GUICE
Black Widow heads back to her old stomping ground of San Francisco for coffee, old friends… and the end of the world as we know it.
The ‘Age of Ultron’ is here — and nobody’s getting out in one piece…
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #15AU AL EWING | BUTCH GUICE
Ultron Rules OK! The ‘Age of Ultron’ hits Britain, and Captain Britain hits back with a little help from his friends – including a vacationing Captain Marvel! Fighting a guerilla war in the ruins of London, aggro is a way of life for Avengers UK – but when they might just be the last super heroes left alive, can there still be hope? Or is England dreaming?
WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #27AU MATT KINDT | PACO MEDINA
An ‘Age of Ultron’ tie-in (make sure you read #6 first!).
Wolverine and the Invisible Woman find themselves in the Avengers’ past!
ULTRON #1AU TBD | AMILCAR PINNA
Ultron took over the world. Ultron killed the heroes. Ultron…is your father. When you’re Victor Mancha, android teen Runaway, “daddy issues” doesn’t quite cover it.
UNCANNY AVENGERS #8AU RICK REMENDER | GERRY DUGGAN | ADAM KUBERT
Kang and the The Apocalypse Twins enter the ‘Age of Ultron’, but what do they want? Havok and Rogue, leaders of the Morlocks, must fight to save the man who condemned their people! What secret will Rogue unearth about the Twins hidden past?
FEARLESS DEFENDERS #4AU CULLEN BUNN | PHIL JIMENEZ
An ‘Age Of Ultron’ tie-in!
In a world where some villains became heroes instead Warrior Woman teams up with…Caroline LeFay? The connection between the Fearless Defenders greatest foe and Morgan LeFay is finally revealed! (And it’s true in our world too!)
It’s time, once again, to look to the future with ACE Comic’s webzine ‘Illuminations’, featuring all of the brand new series debuting in April from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and more. Also included are our choice cuts from the graphic novels heading your way, plus staff picks, a classic Bat-tale in ‘History Books’ and Biff’s Bits – essential reading if ever there was any!
Grab a brew, peruse the pages and try not to salivate too much at the papery goodness in store!
Download February’s Illuminations below…
Older issues of Illuminations are available to download here.