Have you been over to the new website? http://www.waypointcomics.co.nz and visisted us in store?  We’re open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 12.30 pm till 1.30 pm and Saturdays 11.30am till 3.30 pm.

As of this post the June Previews has just come out so its a great time to come in and have  look through it and get your orders sorted for all the releases before and through August.

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We now have a physical store for you to visit us.  We’re in the throws of opening, and are just sorting out our new website and some other behinds the scenes necessities, but essentially we are open for business.

One of the largest changes, is the name. While Dunedin Comics still exists, the business is now officially operated under Waypoint Comics – your destination for comics!

The store operates on limited opening hours, but we will have times to suit everyone.  Our twitter feed is also now under Waypoint Comics so if you’ve lost us for any reason on Twitter or Facebook, look out for us under the new name.

But of course you know that following us on Facebook.  Some news coming soon 🙂

So, i ordered in Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle #1 issue that came out late last year from DC and IDW.  It was simply to have a look at it, and in case someone placed a late order for it.  No one did, and it rolled in and finally after  week or so i read it.

One of the quickest reorders I’ve put in for was for B/TMNT #2.  This comic is a hell of a lot of fun.  The story, for what you can do with a cross over, is great, if not that big a surprise (how else would you get some mutant reptiles and 1 sage rodent to Gotham?!)

The series is up to issue #4 of 6 and i’d recommend if you aren’t already, get some orders in for this, it’s a classic Batman book and classic Turtles tale.  Don’t get me wrong, i’m not saying this is going to sit up there with Killing Joke, Dark Knight etc, but it will be one of the strongest Batman crossovers ever played out.

The art is dark and broody as you’d expect but has a bit of a colourful pop to keep it exciting.  In someways, it does remind me of the original Turtle comic art.

It’s not lost that when Batman and Splinter are together, you’re dealing with two smart mutant rodents, one of the ‘flying rodent’ variety, and the other of the ooze!

Look it up, check out some reviews and, if you love either or both of the Turtles and Batman, this is one for your stash.  Goes well with Pizza.  Party on!

 

It’s been too long since we’ve had an update on here (as you know always check our Facebook page which is regularly updated).

2015 has been a good year for Dunedin Comics and comics in general.  In fact, for pop culture it’s a year where many of what we comic fans have cherished for a long time, have gone from strength to strength.

At Bag End Books during the mid 90’s conversations were often of Batman and Lord of the Rings movies and new Star Wars prequels.  But never did we dream of the likes of an Ant-Man movie (nor that it’d be a good movie!) but that’s the brave new world we now are in.  For all it’s ills, the golden era of popular culture becoming truly main-stream continues.  The first of the new Star Wars ‘sequels’ has come out, to largely critical acclaim.  Maybe my thoughts on this event in a separate blog post.  The ‘world’ also now looks for to Batman vs Superman.  We’ll leave that too for another discussion, but perhaps I’ll note here that the latest trailer more concerned me than filled me excitement.  That I find a shame as its been a long time coming – however, let’s give it a chance to arrive.

My thoughts are that among all the Hollywood love that comics are now being given, there is so much good stuff coming out which the main stream public are still oblivious too.  The stigma of comics as a reading medium unfortunately still remains even thought popular comic properties have become chic.  Both DC and Marvel continue to do some great work, Boom!, IDW and Image are also doing some works which will become modern classics in years to come.

So for the incoming 2016, i hope you can find what moves and entertains you, be that just the silver screen interpretations or a mixture of movies, numerous comics related TV series (which deserve a discussion of their own as well) and our ever faithful paper floppies.

It’s going to be another big, fun year – stay around and if we can help plug you into the fun with comic supplies, please let us know 🙂

 

 

It’s been a while since updating on here. Don’t forget, if it every looks a bit quiet on here (i.e. no recent updates, just jump over to our Facebook page (Dunedin Comics) and you’ll find us. Also, email still is a valid way to get hold of us. Comics, toys, books – we can help you with it all!

If someone had said, even just a few years ago, that there would come a Friday where you would start the day watching a trailer for a new Star Wars movie and end that same day watching one for Batman vs Superman well I would have thought…maybe. Well that happened this last Friday. Admittedly, the Batman/Superman was a leaked version but still authentic.

Every decade since 1991, when I reconnected with my love of pulp culture, I’ve thought that we are living in more interesting times in respect to the stories that are told. Though during the 1990’s as comic fans we knew there was a lot of junk, there was also gold. That hold’s true today as many people still seek out those comics that they overlooked or missed having left the hobby, especially from the mid 1990’s on.

Of course, the comic themed movies of the 1990’s are for the most part, forgettable – particularly any of the strict super hero variety. Hollywood and TV networks were well aware of the possibilities of tapping into pulp culture genres (games such as Street Fighter, Lois and Clark) but aside from the technology being there, there just wasn’t the right talent to write the scripts and execute the vision to do such properties justice. Tim Burton’s first two Batman movie installments are possibly exceptions to the rule for the late 80’s early 90’s. True, they weren’t to everyone’s taste, but artistically they had a strong signature that rang true for the character of Batman and his world – all without the advantages of CGI. Strong storytelling/craftsmanship examples as exceptions also apply with many sci-fi/fantasy stories of the 1970’s and 80’s (Star Wars, Superman I and II)

Come the 2000’s and we began to see some visages of hope. Smallville was for me, while sometimes clunky and restricted by the network and target audience, a guilty pleasure that I believe helped pave the way for we enjoy today. Superheroes are everywhere, comics more than ever, TV, Movies, games. And they are brilliant and relevant – and perhaps most importantly of all, entertaining. All that was old is new again as retro gaming, toys and comics are as hot as ever, and even tv and you tube shows about people looking for this stuff is in hot demand.

The only downside perhaps is kids growing up today may never have need to imagine what would happen if Batman fought Superman? Sure the comics industry has answered that sort of question a few times but, sadly, not all kids grow up reading comics. But Hollywood looks to more and more fill that gap with stories that, were not that long ago, as unlikely to believe we would see as believing a man could fly.

Previews Oct 2014

The highlight emails are going out. Plenty to choose from. Alan Moore on Crossed, James Robinson on Miracle Man, Robin coming bat, Star Trek/Plant of the Apes Cross Over. Email us now with your orders!