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Events at Isotope the comic book lounge. Included are unique events like Grant Morrison's International Guide to Living Fabulously, Eric Powell's Monster Mash-Up, Jim Lee & Lee Bermejo All-Star Opening, MC Chris performing live, Ed Brubaker Armwrestling, JH Williams Baccanalia, Brian K. Vaughan & Tony Harris Voter Registration Drive, Pine-am performing live, Steve Niles Zombiefest, Continuity Art Show, Warren Ellis Scotch Tasting, Watermelon Races with Andrew Boyd, Tom Beland Eisner Nomination Bash, Brian Wood Month, APE AFTERMATH
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Grab your antique pocketwatch, your bronzed ray pistols, and your favorite pair of steampunk goggles and join the IsoStaff in celebration of Ignition City #3 with these fancy Isotope "variant editions", won't you?

STORM - Superstar
Ignition City #3 STORM Variant


Madame Xanadu #11
Guardians of the Galaxy #14
X-Men: Worlds Apart HC





Kirsten Baldock - Special Projects Director
Ignition City #3 Kirsten Variant


Glamourpuss #7
Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 #6
Power Up TPB





James Sime - Proprietor
Ignition City #3 James Variant


Ignition City #3
Glamourpuss #7
Judge Dredd: Heavy Metal Dredd TPB

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009


While I'm sure all of us are thankful for a little time away from the respective offices thanks to Memorial Day last Monday, and each found our own way to memorialize our servicemen and women, it is always a bummer to have these holiday shipping schedules.

Well, don't feel alone, we here at the Isotope feel your pain! We know how a lack of new comics can really wreaking havok on a gal or a guy's social calendar. We suggest spending they day setting up or perfecting your Isotope comics pull-list over on Comixology. Never heard of it? Well go ahead and read this article and you'll be as excited about this new addition to the shop as we are.

Or if you're like Marge, your social life is now a mess without your Wednesday comics, and you just need a hug... feel free to stop in, give us a call, or drop us a note. I'm sure we can dry those tears and bring a smile back to your face!

And worry not, dear friends, new comics arrive tomorrow @ 11am!

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Thursday, May 21, 2009


Christian Ward's lid originally uploaded to James Sime's Flickr.

British artist Christian Ward's utterly gorgeous OLYMPUS #1 hit new arrivals racks worldwide this week, and most especially here at the sexiest comic store on Earth. Mister Ward and author Nathan Edmondson serve up a tasty slice of eternal life and damnation. Check out a preview here.

Enjoy Christian's amazing contribution to the Isotope's museum and see many, many more of your favorite (and soon to be favorite) comic creators' original lids.

Comic Rockstars Toiletseat Museum.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

In keeping with this week's high style theme the ever-fashionable Isotope staff is serving up a hand-picked haute couture selection of gorgeous designer and indy label comics you'll be seeing your favorite celebrities reading on the red carpet this season... the perfect high fashion accessory for the contemporary sexy nerd fashionistas in us all!

STORM - Superstar
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Ex Machina #42
Fantastic Four #566
Olympus #1



Kirsten Baldock - Special Projects Director
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Goon vol 7: Place of Heartache & Grief TPB
Mysterius The Unfathomable #5
The Boys: Herogasm #1



James Sime - Proprietor
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Oishinbo a la Carte: Raymen & Gyoza TPB
The Photographer TPB
Johnny Hiro TPB

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Monday, May 18, 2009


Littlest League Fan
originally uploaded to James Sime's Flickr.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910 published by the amazing folks at Top Shelf and still in stock at the Isotope. Makes you feel beautiful just thinking about it, doesn't it?

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

We're all about the art this week! With the jaw-dropping Warhol Live exhibit at the de Young Museum wrapping up this weekend (go see it while you can!), the amazing Nick Cave Sound Suits fashion-as-physical-manifestations-of-sound exhibit at the Yerba Buena, and the mobile street art fest that is Bay to Breakers... it's the right week to get your art on!

STORM - Superstar
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The Unwritten #1
Umbrella Academy Dallas #6
Captain Britain & MI-13 #13



Kirsten Baldock - Special Projects Director
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Umbrella Academy Dallas #6
Lockjaw & The Pet Avengers #1
I Kill Giants TPB



James Sime - Proprietor
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I Kill Giants TPB
Green Lantern Corps #36
Unwritten #1

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009


The Isotope Presents: A STAR TREK MOTHER'S DAY

This year, why not forget the frilly pink aprons, the Teflon coated pans, and the boring scented bath salts... why not get mom something she really wants this year? Why not dazzle her senses with the gift of Spock, Kirk, McCoy, Uhura, Lieutenant Sulu, and the rest of the USS Enterprise crew? Why not join us for "A Star Trek Mother's Day" and see the summer's hottest flick in high style?

Isotope, the 10 time "Best of the Bay" awarded comic shop, will be hosting Trekkie trivia and a duo of jaw dropping futuristic fashion shows and costume contests at both the 7 and 9:30pm screenings. Prizes of wonderous epicurean delights, gift certificates, worldly goods, and special treasures await! The Balboa's lobby will be terraformed into an Isotopic outpost with a hand-selected cornucopia of amazing science fiction graphic novels and award-winning comics for yourself and the mothers in all our lives.

Our amigo, the fantastic Chuck Nicklow of Costumes on Haight is fully stocked up with all sorts of sexy Trek gear for your high-future fashionista movie viewing needs, but supplies are sure to go fast! Don't be shy. Stop in, tell Chuck we said 'hi', and get geared up!

A Star Trek Mother's Day
@ The Balboa Theatre
3630 Balboa St (between 37th & 38th Ave)
THIS SUNDAY!
7pm and 9:30pm screenings

Witness the spectacle, experience the excitement, indulge in the resurrection of a true icon of nerd Americana with your sweetheart, your most fun amigos, and perhaps even your mother too... the Isotope will be gifting free Vulcan Ears for all moms in celebration!

Honestly, what could be sweeter?

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Boys and girls, it's time to blast off to adventure with the IsoStaff! Grab your trusty bubble-helmet, your decode-o-ring, your favorite raygun and join us in a never-ending quest to defend the universe from tyranny and to keep the galaxies free for retro-futurists everywhere!

STORM - Superstar
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New Mutants #1
Power Girl #1
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910



Kirsten Baldock - Special Projects Director
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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910
The Eternal Smile TPB
Pherone HC



James Sime - Proprietor
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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910
The Eternal Smile TPB
Power Girl #1

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Monday, May 04, 2009


Basie does Sarah Palin. We'd love to see the finished version, if it's yours send us a scan por favor!

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