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Thursday, March 26, 2009


The entire Isotope family is coming out for this one. Join us, won't you?

Betty Bloomerz & the Squidling Brothers
@ Amnesia
853 Valencia St @ 20th
Friday March 27th, 2009

$5 before 9:30pm, $10 after

See a Betty Bloomerz trapeze show here

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Darwyn Cooke lid, originally uploaded by James Sime.

The Comic Rockstars Toilet Seat Museum proudly hangs on the Isotope's walls in San Francisco. The amazing Darwyn Cooke provides our latest addition.

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STORM - Superstar
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Umbrella Academy: Dallas #5
Madame Xanadu #9
The Muppet Show #1



Kirsten Baldock - Special Projects Director
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Umbrella Academy: Dallas #5
The Muppet Show #1
American Jesus Book One: Chosen TPB



James Sime - Proprietor
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Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Joe Schuster HC
Fantastic Four #565
Metropol: Ted McKeever Library vol 3 HC

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009


THE GOON creator Eric Powell always seems to serve up something amazing in celebration of summer. From hilarious Eisner Award presenting to the jaw-dropping Satan's Sodomy Baby to creeping us all out with the Powell mask (thanks to fellow madman Tony Moore)... but this year he's really upping the ante, with two great tastes that taste great together!

Summer can't come fast enough.

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Could we love our friends at the SF Bay Guardian more? Impossible! And you will too, cos the Guardian and the Isotope are giving you a chance to score free copies of the two just-released Watchmen DVDs, Tales of The Black Freighter and Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic. Nice, huh?

Thanks to our friends from Warner Brothers and most especially Riley @ the Guardian for putting this together!
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Upon returning from the beach I was heartbroken to see my favorite wall mural painted over. No more Donkey Kong + Dig Dug + Q-Bert graffiti? How sad! Of course this inspired the week's staff photos...

STORM - Superstar
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Nikolai Dante: The Beast of Rudinshtein TPB
Groom Lake #1
Courtney Crumrin's Monsterous Holiday TPB



Kirsten Baldock - Special Projects Director
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Adventures of Blanche HC
Mysterius The Unfathomable #3
True Tales of Roller Derby One-Shot




James Sime - Proprietor
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True Tales of Roller Derby One-Shot
Jamie Delano's Rawbone #1 (best comic title of the week)
Groom Lake #1

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Oh, who isn't thrilled about this awesome book already? After getting a peek at the original art, I am 1000% more excited than I was before!

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Sunday, March 15, 2009


WonderCon 2009 - Tiki Tour, originally uploaded by James Sime.

It's taken me a trip to Tampa Bay to finally get the Tiki Tour photos on-line... check them out, won't you?

http://tinyurl.com/af4sxh

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Checking out everybody's post convention photos gets us all giddy about folks dressing up all foolish, so we're sporting our favorite funnybook character costumes, too. Yes. we know this probably makes us look like huge dorks to some folks out there who frown on such activities. Well guess what? This is a comic book shop and we *are* huge dorks! (sticks out tongue)!

STORM - Superstar
aka Madame Natasha Romanova - The Black Widow


The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack HC
Jack Kirby's The Losers HC
Ex Machina Special #4



Kirsten Baldock - Special Projects Director
aka Ms. Zinda Blake - Lady Blackhawk


The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack HC
Captain Britain & MI-13 #11
Fables #82




James Sime - Proprietor
aka Mr. Stephen Strange - Dr. Strange


Super Human Resources #1
The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack HC
Guardians of the Galaxy #11

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

The End is Nigh!
Time For a Cocktail


Ladies and Gentlemen, the day has finally arrived! After over a decade of waiting, speculating about the cast, and debating whether it should even be attempted, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic graphic novel, WATCHMEN, is finally a major motion picture. And whether you feel that this is cause for no end of celebration or if you believe you will need to drink yourself into oblivion to make it through this bastardization of a pure artistic vision, the Isotope is here for you! Serving up a bevy of Watchmen-inspired cocktail recipes to suit all your boozing needs!

Full Frontal Manhattan

Those who have already seen the movie or read the book will want to start their boozing off with this tribute to Dr. Manhattan's... (ahem)... full-frontal blueness!

2 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
1 oz Hiram Walker Blue Curacao
1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
3 dashes Regan's Orange Bitters

Shaken and served up. The Isotope staff prefers this cocktail to be served with a little backlighting for best blue glow effect.

The Comedian

Here's a great follow-up to that blue-hued cosmic adventure... a drink of pure nihilism! But be warned, this one is sure to rough you up a bit, just like the drink's namesake, The Comedian.

2 oz Yukon Jack Canadian Whiskey
Dr. Pepper

Fill a tall glass with ice and feel free to go heavy on the Yukon Jack. Top off with as little Dr. Pepper as you dare. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a drop of blood in honor of that Watchmen smileyface button you've been bootlegging.

Black Freighter

Because it wouldn't be complete without a little pirate adventure!

2 oz Gosling's Black Seal Dark Rum
3/4 oz Grand Marnier
1/2 oz Hiram Walker Creme De Cacao Dark

Combine over ice and stir. Too many of these, and your night might end up on the cutting room floor of your memory just like the Black Freighter scenes that were cut from the movie. Hope it doesn't get its own DVD!

Silk Spectre

Sweet, spicy, and packing a punch. What more could you want from the lady in vinyl?

1 1/2 oz Patron XO Cafe
1/2 oz Hiram Walker Creme De Cacao Dark
1 oz heavy cream
cinnamon

Combine the Patron XO Cafe and Hiram Walker Creme de Cacao Dark with ice and shake. Pour over ice, top off with heavy cream, and finish with a dash of cinnamon.

The New Frontiersman

This little tidbit of liquid propaganda disguised as journalism just might convince you to don a mask and hit the streets yourself!

1/4 oz Martini & Rossi Rosso Sweet Vermouth
1/4 oz Martini & Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth
2 oz Plymouth Gin
1/4 oz Hiram Walker Triple Sec
1/4 oz lemon
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine and shake. Serve up. Follow up with a long-winded rant about the Illuminati to any and all drunks who are still listening to you.


UPDATE: Looking for Rorschach or Nite Owl inspired cocktail recipes? Want to try your hand at shaking up a few of your own? The always wonderful Whitney Matheson is calling all amateur and professional mixologists to post their own Watchmen inspired recipes on her Pop Candy blog here. Please do, we're looking forward to trying a few hundred more of these cocktails out!

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Reverend Dave Johnson's original 100 BULLETS covers have never been hung anywhere before and, ladies and gents, you will see this gallery show nowhere else in the universe. Except right here, right now, hanging in the gallery of the good ship Isotope!








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Stop by and check 'em out, won't you?

Dave Johnson 100 BULLETS Gallery Show
February 28th - April 1st, 2009
Only @ the Isotope!
www.devilpig.com

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

This week's staff pictures are a trio of techniques on different mediums drawn by the one and only Dave Johnson. Yes... we think his drawing of Kirsten is the best one too!

STORM - Superstar
Medium: Sharpie on sketchbook paper. Click to enlarge


War of Kings #4
Secret Warriors #2
Madman Atomic Comics #14



Kirsten Baldock - Special Projects Director
Medium: Blue pencil & Sharpie on cardboard. Click to enlarge


I Am Legion TPB
Shrapnel #3
Agents of Atlas #2




James Sime - Proprietor
Medium: Sharpie on bar napkin. Click to enlarge


Art Out of Time: Unknown Comics Visionaries 1900-1969 HC
Madman Atomic Comics #14
Goon #32

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Monday, March 02, 2009

While we wait for the assembled assemblage of photos from this past weekend's massive events to arrive (share yours with us here), I thought I'd share this little wonder that the amazing Reverend Dave Johnson treated us all with sometime during the late hours of Saturday night's 100 BULLETS bash. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... Flatulene!

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