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Friday, January 30, 2009


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This was such a great event! Enjoy with us some of these stolen moments from the Isotope's launch party for MYSTERIUS: THE UNFATHOMABLE with author Jeff Parker, artist Tom Fowler, DJ Bearzbub, and dry ice cocktails by Kirsten Baldock.

Thanks to Jeff, Tom, DJ Bearzbub, and everyone who came out and had a great time with us. What a way to kick off 2009!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

We love our neighborhood! From the wonderful Hayes Valley retail shops and art galleries to the endless block parties to the Top Chef dominating restaurants... oh, Hayes Valley, could we adore you more? This week the staff is celebrating the latest temporary art installation at Hayes Green, Tony Labat's "Big Peace IV" (we also really loved this one and this one, hope you saw them while they were around!)

STORM - Superstar
click here for bigger STORM and Big Peace IV


Incredible Hercules #125
Avengers Initiative #21
X-Men: World's Apart #4



Kirsten Baldock - Special Projects Director
click here for bigger Kirsten and Big Peace IV


Mister X: Condemned #2
Punisher War Zone #6
Glamourpuss #5



James Sime - Proprietor
click here for bigger James and Big Peace IV


Transhuman TPB
Final Crisis #7
Glamourpuss #5




(As we were taking these photos a friendly gentleman bounced up to us asking "Are you guys Europeans? Or are you artists?!" His name was Evergreen.)

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Thursday, January 22, 2009


Yep, this Friday is Jeff Parker & Tom Fowler @ the Isotope, and in celebration... the entire neighborhood is throwing a bash (grin)! I adore Hayes Valley, don't you?

Come join us!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sadly, as much as we'd *love* to be able to... our friends at Marvel Comics have made it quite impossible for us to help those thousands of you out there who want to get your hands on a copy of the Amazing Spider-Man #583 Barak Obama Variant today. (A third printing hits January 28th... feel free to drop us a line and place a pre-order for as many as you'd like)! In honor of these rare variant issues... here's a few more Spider-Man comics you'll have a hard time finding in shops today!

STORM - Superstar
Amazing Spider-Man #583 STORM Variant


Manhunter #38
G.I. Joe #1
X-Infernus #2






Kirsten Baldock - Special Projects Director
Amazing Spider-Man #583 Kirsten Variant


BPRD: Black Goddess #1
Doctor Who Classics vol 2 #2
Wonderful World of Oz #2





James Sime - Proprietor
Amazing Spider-Man #583 James Variant


Masked Mutant #5
Final Crisis #6
I Kill Giants #7

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Remember the Isotope's first event of 2009 I told you about? There have been a couple new developments.

#1. The flyer just got twice as big! It now looks like this:




#2. The Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association is hosting a block party to coincide with this event (gee I wonder how that happened? Ha!) We are kicking off 2009 in high style, ladies and gents!

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Today is a special day here at the Isotope, we're upgrading STORM from an occasional special operations beacon of wonderfulness to a regular Wednesday icon! To commemorate this momentous occasion we've whipped up a special set of commemorative plates with fab Storm quotes from issues 2 and 3 of X-Men: World's Apart.

STORM - Superstar
click here to enlarge "I was a thief long before I was a queen" - Storm

No Hero #3
Secret Six #5
Vixen #4




Kirsten Baldock - Special Projects Director
click here to enlarge You breathe when I allow it" - Storm

Agents of Atlas TPB
Runaways Pride & Joy HC
The VCs TPB




James Sime - Proprietor
click here to enlarge "There is nothing I will not dare!" - Storm

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea HC
Blue Monday: Thieves Like Us #1
Rasl vol 1 TPB

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In honor of the upcoming new series launch of pure psychotronic phantasmagoria Mysterius: The Unfathomable... the Isotope's first event of 2009. And look at Parker glow... glow, baby, glow!

Our mad cocktail slinging scientist has secluded herself in her haunted lab for several moons concocting some of the most unusual alchemical elixirs and tastebud hypnotizing potions ever invented. The natives are growing restless and local villagers have been whispering about things quite unnatural. Quite Mysterious and unfathomable!

Join us for an event that will truly never to be repeated anywhere ever again. This is going to be a good one!

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