Thursday, July 30, 2009

WIN TICKETS TO TARENTINO'S PREMIER!!!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

MARVEL PARTY TUESDAY AUG 11TH


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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

GOLDEST NIGHT?


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"!!!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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DARK FLAXEN SAYS.....

Dark X-Men 1 of 3

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!

SUPER ART SHOW - FRIDAY NIGHT IN LA!!


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Saturday, July 11, 2009

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Friday, July 3, 2009

DARK FLAXEN REVIEWS......




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 -
If you're into disjointed stories about dead strippers, incest and zombies, great series for you. In all fairness, it does keep you reading, it does accomplish its goal of being disturbing, and it is very cool storytelling. Still though, I searched the internet for stats on stripper-murders and could only find three reported cases in the last twenty years.

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

BERSERKER RAGE!!!!


THE BERSERKER CREW GOES POSTAL!!















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

DARK FLAXEN REVIEWS....


1) Berserker #1 Hmmm. Hmmmm. Scared. That’s the word. I was scared, andslightly freaked out by this book. Especially the end. Do not flip to it. Justread the whole thing. Not in the dark though, and definitely don’t grab aflashlight and slip under the covers and read this. Definitely don’t do that.Unless of course, you like to be freaked out, then by all means. Read thisunder the covers. Freak out, then think of me.

Dark Flaxen says… yes to Berserker.
2) Gotham City Sirens #1

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.
06/25/09

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The JEDI SABER GIRLS uncensored at GA!!


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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May the Force Be With Them.....

Friday, June 19, 2009

TRANSFORMERS MOVIE EVENT!


Come celebrate the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. On Wednesday June 24 from 4-7pm Jack FM will be at Golden Apple tp help promote the biggest movie of the summer.


Get hooked up with Transformers Movie Swag: -Cast Autographed Movie Poster (Grand Prize)-Golden Aple Gift Card-Kmart Gift Cards-Activision Video Game-Movie Posters-Movie Action Figures


Plus, FREE MOVIE COMIC BOOK for the first 500 fans

Thursday, June 18, 2009

DARK FLAXEN SAYS....more kick-ass reviews from the Golden Princess

1) Executive Assistant Iris #1 - Top Cow Productions

It took some effort for me to open this book Ĺ’cause... 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

BERSERKER #1; RAGE Edition revealed!!


Check it out! meet Milo & the gang in-store next week. SAT JUNE 27 1pm

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

DARK FLAXEN Reviews


1) Red Robin #1


I can't believe I'm going to say this, but, it's me, Dark Flaxen, so, what the Hell... I'm tired of Batman. I don't want to keep seeing it being reborn, or redone. It's boring. Red Robin is cool, don't get me wrong, but why? Why do we need another take on the Dark Knight? I don't get it. The last movie was depressing, and despite a face lift, there's still nothing new with this franchise. DC, you've got so much power, so many creators, so many cool concepts - put your energy into new stuff.

Dark Flaxen says: Come on DC!


2) Anna Mercury 2 Issue #1

Geeeeezzzz!!! Anna Mercury 2 RULES! The thing starts out with a free fall that you will not forget - total rush! I love her. The story telling is really fresh, and when you get to the twist, you'll be genuinely surprised. I'm with you Avatar, keep it up!

Dark Flaxen says: A resounding YES to Anna Mercury 2. Total breath of freshair. Whew!


3) Trinity #1

First, love the nod to Vallejo from cover artist, Stjepan Sejic, which setthe perfect stage for the awesome start of Top Cow's, Trinity, Blood on theSands. I love books like this one, that, despite the complexity of thesubject matter, kick off the story in a clear and concise way. Plus, how can you not love a book whose dialog launches with, You smell like camel dung²and that offers a wicked be heading three panels in! Trinity has witches too,which is always good, and lots of cool magic and magical accoutrements.

Dark Flaxen says: Kind of a chick-comic, but still kick's ass.

DARK FLAXEN Reviews:



1) Buck Rogers #1

I was sold on Dynamite's new Buck Rogers series because of two names: Flint Dille and Alex Ross - to bad they seem to have had no impact on a confusing and disjointed start to what can be an amazing rebirth of a great series. Carlos Rafael did an honorable job with the illustrations, no comment there, and the pacing and dialog are fun. But the simplicity of what made all the other incarnations of Buck Rogers work is simply not present in issue #1. But, I'm intrigued, and by the end of issue one, I wanted more....


Dark Flaxen says: Dynamite's Buck Rogers series has so much potential, but it might be smart to do a bit of homework about the franchise before youpick up Issue #1. So...Lets support this effort, and have faith that Dynamite will step up and really do it justice moving forward. We don't need to be spoon fed, Dynamite, but we like our Buck like we like our shots, straight up, no mixers.


2) New Mutants #1

Just terrific. Seriously. Terrific. And as those of you who checked out my comments on Runaways #10 last week know, I'm not a fan of X-Men stuff ingeneral. But New Mutants #1 looks to change that. I loved this from page 1. This series from Marvel, now in its second printing, is a blast. A perfect balance of great story, comedy, action and art.






Dark Flaxen says: If you must X-Men, New Mutant #1.



MILO & Berserker Next Week



Miloooooo!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

DARK FLAXEN SAYS....

New Avengers #5 features Golden
Apple being attacked and
destroyed....
BRING IT ON!!


I'll be back next
week with more reviews...
and there's nothin'
you can do about it!

-Art by James Schroeder

CAP RETURNS IN ISSUE #600? ON SALE MONDAY JUNE 15!


Get In Line, This is a guaranteed sell out. Captain America issue #600 will be on sale MONDAY morning, June 15 at 11am. Don't wait until Wednesday to own a piece of comic history for only 5 bucks, it will be GONE.


THE STORY: Where were you when Captain America died? It's the anniversary of the day Steve Rogers was killed, a day of reflection and mourning in the Marvel U...a time to look back on the things Steve did and what he stood for... or is this issue actually the beginning of the most wicked plot twist since issue 25? Yeah, actually it's both. Plus, contributions from Cap creators past and present, including a very special essay by Joe Simon, a classic story from Cap’s Golden Age, a full gallery of 600 Cap covers, and more anniversary shenanigans than you can shake a shield at! New and Reprints/Rated T …$4.99


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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

DARK FLAXEN Reviews!!!



She's Baaacckk!!! Sort of. Golden Apple's living logo FLAXEN hasn't been in the spotlight for many years..until now: Meet DARK FLAXEN, her alter-ego. She's our newest 30th Anniverssary unveil for 2009.


Reviews, Blogs, Insight & Much More.........

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
that Marvel got that concept too, because its¹ laid out like the cover of a teen girl magazine, enticing a passerby with promises of gossip, fashion, personal advice, and lots of boys. Thankfully, the team at Marvel got their kicks out on the cover, cause the first issue is totally respectful of the original story.

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.

-June 3, 2009

GA Featured in DARK AVENGERS #5!


Thanks to our friends at Marvel - Brian Bendis & David Gabriel, Golden Apple is featured in a very cool splash page at the end of NEW AVENGERS #5. Now you know why we had to move down the block on melrose....You can blow up our shop anytime!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

also check out this funny video, just for funs, have a good day

found this sweet video via Nate C's Blog



sooooooo goood

Here's a Video of the Shatner Signing



SOOOOO COOOOL!!!!

Jesse James Plugs Golden Apple on Howard Stern

Jesse James, who is an all around awesome dude, just plugged Golden Apple Comics on Howard Stern this past week. He was asked about where he got his start and it just so happens that Bill Liebowitz gave him his start working security for events back in the day!!!

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!!!

William Shatner Comes on Free Comic Book Day to Sign Comics For Hundreds!!!

William Shatner made a huge guest appearance for his new comic "William Shatner Presents #1". It was freebie for free comic book day so fans could come down get a free comic and enjoy the comic scenery.

If you wanna know when we are having signings go to OUR WEBSITE for more details...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Crazy Fanboys Party @ Golden Apple

so the dust has settled from the hundreds of FANBOYS that made it down last night for the FANBOYS DVD release party!

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!!!!

Starbuck is the new Typhoid Mary???

So we got a little visit in our comic shop last week by Katee Sackhoff, also known as Starbuck for her role on BSG. She proceeded to grab all the Typhoid Mary comics we had and has hopes to get a part for a marvel movie....

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

We are on Facebook and Twitter, ADD US PLEEEEEZZZZ!!!

we just got on the facebooks and twitter, be a friend or a fan, or BOTH!!!

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!!!

HUGE FANBOYS RELEASE PARTAY!!! Come get ur DVD on!!!

We know you had planned on going into Toshi Station to pick up some power converters...

But come here instead cause we are having the......

FANBOYS DVD RELEASE PARTY

Tuesday
May 19,2009
at 8:00pm

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

Amazing Comic 'Planetary' Finally Coming To A Close....

This week Warren Ellis, who writes Planetary announced on Twitter that he was finished with the last issue of Planetary, and it should be out by the end of the year!!!

Read more here..... Planetary News

Friday, March 13, 2009

New Limited Edition Shoes (Batman, Superman, Joker)

The world of limited edition sneakers, or "kicks," has had a few crossovers with the comic book collecting world over the last few years, with Adidas offeringshoes and a few other offerings popping up randomly from time to time. ACI International has just announced a deal with DC Comics to provide limited runs of Superman, Batman and Joker styles

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

A Late Night Visit From One Of The Watchmen, Before His Movie Hits The Big Screens

....On his way down to check out how opening night was gonna be in Hollywood, Rorschach made a special stop at his favorite comic book store... probably to check out the latest issue of Tales Of The Black Freighter... or maybe get some of our free watchmen posters.

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."