Thursday, July 30, 2009
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Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
OUR FRIENDS AT CBR POSTED THIS PIC ON THIER LIVE BLOG. THE SECRET IS OUT! THEY'RE GOING FAST.
WE ARE ENCOURAGING OUR CUSTOMERS TO WEAR THEM AT COMIC-CON NEXT WEEK TO SHOW SUPPORT OF THE "GOLDEN APPLE CORPS"!!!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Dark Flaxen smells a trend... What's next, Dark Smurfs!??? Ok, Marvel, we've established my love hate relationship with the X-men, and while I don't lookforward to every time you milk this franchise, I'm actually looking forward to the rest of this series. Art work wise, nothing special, but the choice of breaking this first issue into three separate stories, is cool. First one drew me in right away. It was like I walked into a conversation that had been going on for a while, which is a smart start, and following that with afull blown shot of Namor, au-natural, was a very nice surprise (Marvel, havethe guts to lose the steam next time you do a shower scene!). Story one isall about inner conflicts, which I liked.
The second story, Mimic, rocked.
The third story, Dark Beast, is just not for me all together. Nothing I could relate to, and I'm not into the whole human-animal thing. I get tocaught up in the actualities of that concept- like how do they deal with theday to day activities of being alive. I shouldn't be thinking about thatwhile reading a comic book, which tells me I'm just not that into it.
Dark Flaxen says... Fine, Marvel, you got me interested in yet another X-Men story, but focus on the human conflict. That part is interesting
North 40 #I wish this book had focused on the secondary character, Robert, I liked him from the moment I saw him on the cover of Wildstorms, North 40. The art workis a real draw to this, but the story is strong as well. I don't mind thatits a bit hard to follow, and I kind of like the whole free-wheeling disjointed nature of it. It felt real to me at times, and since its a creepystory, I was sufficiently tense and uncomfortable throughout the entireread.
Dark Flaxen says... Hicks, Red Necks and super powers. Sounds good to me!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
1) Marvel Divas 1 of 4
Hot guys, Martinis, confident and powerful chicks...loved this book right away! The whole thing feels very sex in the city (which I'm not capitalizingon purpose- cause it seems like there's lots of sex in Marvel Divas take on NYC), but its definitely written for the Sex in the City set, so guysbeware, this is about female bonding. Girls, pick this one up, but get setfor a pretty heavy and unexpected plot twist at the end. I¹m not sayingtheir decision to inject some real world health problems couldn¹t work, butin Marvel Divas, it took me out of the joy of this new series. I¹m all aboutcreative ways to confront real life problems, but this book was, up untilthe end, a great escape.
Dark Flaxen says... Inspired presentation of strong female leads in a comic, especially with lines like, "Men, why do they always ruin things by talking??", but damn if this book doesn't blind side you with a serious andsomewhat disturbing ending.
2) Greek Street -
Dark Flaxen says... I mean, sure, if you think there's not enough disturbing things in the real world, go ahead and pick up Greek Street.
3)Captain America Reborn #1
You had me at "hello". That Alex Ross imagining of you on thecover is just spectacular. The idea of an inspired interaction on thecredits page is brilliant. The actual art- while compelling- didn¹t seem upto par with everything else going on (presentation, style, vibe, pacing- allperfect).
Dark Flaxen says... It¹s about damn time. Welcome in the era of a true American hero.
4) Witchfinder 1 of 5
On the heels of the disaster that was the last Hellboy movie, it is a sweetreward that Dark Horse is finding new ways to share the great and in-depthworld of Hellboy through Witchfinder. The art set a cozy and familiar tone, allowing me to get right into the setting and time period and be open to allthe cool ideas this book introduces and reintroduces. I don¹t have a lot tosay here, not because there aren¹t things to talk about that this book doeswell, but because there¹s nothing all that new. It¹s just good and familiar.Kind of like seeing an old friend.
Dark Flaxen says... If you hated the last Hellboy, prepare to fall back inlove with the world its set in.
Monday, June 29, 2009
GOLDEN APPLE IS NOW KNOWN AROUND THE GLOBE AS MICHAEL JACKSON'S FAVORITE COMIC BOOK STORE....AND HERE'S THE PICTURE TO PROVE IT FROM CNN.COM HOMEPAGE THIS MORNING!!
THIS IS A PICTURE OF SHARON (THE GOLDEN MOM) WITH MJJ'S KIDS. THESE PHOTOS ARE THE LAST PUBLIC IMAGES OF HIM AND HIS KIDS.
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Friday, June 26, 2009
In one of my previous reviews, I bashed the “Bat”. While I still feel confident that DC must get a million new and brilliant ideas for original stories every day more compelling then the constant rehashing of the
same Bat-plot, I must say I thoroughly enjoyed, Gotham City Sirens #1. Not only does the team behind this new series successfully bring in elements from all of the Batman incarnations and make them feel fresh, but they present the ‘Sirens’ of Gotham (Cat Woman, Poison Ivy and Harlequin) in one of the most respectful ways I’ve ever seen women be portrayed in super hero comics. These gals are smart, sexy, strong and kick ass. The only buzz kill is on the very last page, which is disappointing, cause other wise I would have given this book my highest recommendation.
Dark Flaxen says… Grrrrrrrlllll Power!
3) Predator #1
I really don’t get the whole Predator thing. I know that I’m not a twelve year old boy, but still- lame. The ironic thing is, Dark Horse’s new take on the franchise is actually really good, and would have definitely gotten the thumbs up from this girl, if only they’d not wasted frames on these stupid outdated action figures that were never that compelling to begin with. The art, flow and pacing reminded my of the hours I lost (and loved) in the world of Resident Evil 5 (PS3), and every character in the book, save for the Predators, works.
Dark Flaxen says… skip pages 6-7, 18, 22-23, and this is worth picking up.
4) Dark Wolverine #1
Damn! I guess I need to eat my words again! A few reviews back I condemned the entire world of X-Men, and now Marvel puts out Dark Wolverine, which is a terrific book, and yes, Marvel, I appreciate the obvious nod to me, Dark Flaxen. Wolverine’s son is all macho-bad-ass-rebel-gooey-sexiness and this first book sets the stage for a compelling and complex character whose set to rock my world.
Dark Flaxen says… The chip off the old blade is as bad as he should be, and that is just fine by me. Varrrroooom!
5) Starcraft #2
I mean, maybe if I was into the Blizzard game series, Starcraft, this would work for me, but I’mnot, and I’m assuming if you’re not, this isn’t the way to get into this world. It feels dated, I’m a little sick of being thrown into space battles with people I don’t care about, and I kind of take offense to the chick on the cover with the big boobs. Plus, it’s a lot of dialog to cram into your head for no pay off.
Dark Flaxen says… A must if you’re into the game.
6) Lethal Legion 1 of 3
Yes. Yes, I like this. Feels good. Good start, good characters, funny, sad at points, touching even. The man-shark was even a sympathetic character. Good ending. Want more. Nuff said.
Dark Flaxen says… Yes. Buy this book. Get into it. Only three issues. Worth the read.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Today was the best day of our life: The sultry SABER GIRLS came to Golden Apple for a JEDI Duel!! CHECK IT OUT!
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Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
It took some effort for me to open this book Œcause... THE CHICK ON THE FRONT IS SO FREAK¹N HOT. Like Megan Fox meets Olivia Munn hot. Damn. All
tattooed and pantied up and stroking her bushido. Damn damn. The first page doesn¹t disappoint and draws you right in. The entire thing is extremely well done. Amazing pacing, great story, great characters, and plenty of Iris kicking ass.
Dark Flaxen says... Make this thing into a movie- NOW!
2) Herogasm #2 - Dynomite Entertainment
Gross, nasty, depraved, deviant, dumb... and the most fun I've had reading a book in a long time. It's laugh out loud funny. The Tick funny, if the Tick liked getting his rocks off between fights.
Dark Flaxen says... Yes, yes, yes, that's it, yes, yes... Read Herogasm. Join the Revolution.
3) Mr. Negative #1 - Marvel Comics
The cover art on Mr. Negative is really intricate and clearly very meaningful to the folks behind issue #1- which should tip you off that your in for a shit load of detail, and this book doe not disappoint. However, I'm not really a detail oriented gal, so it kind of bored me and lost me a few pages in.
Dark Flaxen says... Not my thing, but If you¹ve got tons of time on your hands, and the desire to fill your brain with information you'll never apply in the real world, this one's for you.
Dead @ 17 Afterbirth #1 - Image Comics
I'm normally not a big fan of CG art in comic books, but something about Dead @ 17 look worked for me. Love the sassy attitude, the clothing, and the lead chicks kinda rule. The pacing's off and the dialog gets wordy, which took me out of the story from time to time.
Dark Flaxen says... Chick comic, but good chick comic.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
1) Pride and Prejudice- Issue #1 of 5
When I first heard Marvel Comics was taking on Jane Austin's, "Pride and Prejudice", I thought, now that¹s an odd choice. I mean, there's militia in the classic tale, but it's pretty much Gossip Girl set in 19th Century England. When you see the cover they created for the first issue, you get
This comic adaptation of Pride and Prejudice honors Austin with not only a well thought out, well written and well paced version, but Marvel's color choice a wash of rich amber tones and warm Fall colors- sets the right mood from page one. I also commend the team on capturing the subtlety of the original- which I suspect was not easy to pull off in panel form.
Dark Flaxen says- Make yourself a nice hot cup of tea and settle in with Marvel Comics, Pride and Prejudice.
2) Mouse Guard: Winter 1152- #6
I've begun reading David Peterson¹s series, Mouse Guard: Winter 1152, six issues in to what is obviously a very compelling, complex and deep story. With my only experience in the realm of talking mice being those Stuart Little and Fievel Pictures, I was expecting adventure, but nothing could have prepared me for the rush I felt when the brave Redfur took on a giant owl with what looked like a plastic swizzle stick or the sadness I felt at some mouse named Lieam¹s untimely passing in a barren snow covered meadow. The story instantly draws you in.
This tale seems epic, dimmed a bit by Peterson¹s art, which I¹m sorry to say, should have been done by someone who could match Peterson's brilliant storytelling. But, the he¹s included rabbits that talk with British accents and some pretty heavy themes, so the whole thing works for me.
Dark Flaxen says- Seems like a great story, and if you're down with the actual writings of JRR Tolkien and you got a thing for mice, this is the perfect series for you!
3) Ignition City #3
Ok, I have no idea what the hell is going on in this story, but I freak'n love it! The art, the tough sexy chicks, the tension, the blatant homage¹s to everything from Rocketeer to the Iron Giant- Warren Ellis¹ Ignition City has me completely enthralled. It's the borrows from the a ton of other stories, but it does so with it¹s own style.
Dark Flaxen says- Get it for the purty pictures, stay for the action.
4) Runaways #10
Runaways tries way way way to hard. Period.
Dark Flaxen says- If you're an LA hipster wanting to find a comic book with insider references, enjoy this disjointed offensive offering from Marvel. If you think Runaways is a good addition to your X-Men library, it's not.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
If you haven't already you should come by and pick up his new FREE marvel comic called "Death, Defied. JESSE JAMES IS A DEAD MAN".
We hope to see you here in the near future!!!
If you wanna know when we are having signings go to OUR WEBSITE for more details...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
We are still trying to gather ourselves from all the nerdgasms we had last night...
We will be posting a bunch of pictures and videos soon on the blog, but until then we will leave you with this tasty tidbit!!!!
So if you are out there and think she would make a GREAT Typhoid Mary, then tell the peeples down at Marvel how you feel!!!
Also she's smokin hot!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Just type in Golden Apple Comics and look for the Golden Apple Logo!!!
Add us and we'll add you, cause comic nerds need to stick together!!!
But come here instead cause we are having the......
FANBOYS DVD RELEASE PARTY
Come dressed in your best Star Wars costumes and party with the 501st legion and Mandalorians!! Golden Apple is hosting the official DVD Release party for the film: FANBOYS!!!
Meet & greet with the stars of the film and head Fanboy/Director Kyle Newman! Booze, Celebs, Autographs, Costumes & more Star Wars movie quotes that you can shake a lightsaber at. Best dressed fan wins a DVD, or more!!!
Tuesday May 19 from 8pm-10pm. * Store closed at 5pm. We will re-open at 8pm for the event.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
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Friday, March 13, 2009
Did you know that a limited edition of DC Super Heroes shoes is now available?
This revolutionary line of shoes from ACI International is available in three different styles, each featuring one of three DC Comics characters - Superman, Batman and The Joker. The shoes retail for $110 per pair are available exclusively on the newly created website www.LimitedSoles.com and the Golden Apple Online Store!!!
The Superman shoe is limited to only 1,938 pairs (celebrating the year of his debut) and each shoe is individually numbered for authenticity and comes with custom packaging. Hot on the heels of Warner Bros. Pictures' release of The Dark Knight, Batman is back with this exclusive shoe from Limited Soles. Limited to only 1,939 pairs (also in deference to his first appearance) and also numbered, this shoe is a true collector's item.
Jealous that Batman was stealing the limelight, The Joker took matters into his own hands and also got himself featured on a pair on Limited Soles With only 1,940 pairs available, this shoe is a must-have if you like the villain more than the hero. As with the other two, each pair is individually numbered for authenticity and comes with custom packaging.
Pick up a pair online from us, we have a few left so get em while supplies last!!!!
Friday, March 6, 2009
He rushed in, signed a few copies of the book and then as fast as he had entered (before we could call the police), he left again. We were lucky to get a few snapshots of him before he darted out of the store.
Right as he got to the door though he turned around and said in his hoarse voice... "By the way, you need a stronger lock. That new one broke after one shove."