News Letter May 5th

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This week we are proud to bring you the first special variant cover from the Valkyries.  See Lisa’s post below for more about the Valkyries and what they are up to.

Secret Wars #1 kicks off Marvel’s new world changing epic.  DCs world changing epic continues with Convergence.

 

Wolverine is still dead.

The Source Crew

Know Your Nerds: The Valkyries

by Lisa

A couple of years ago, Adventure Time and Edward Scissorhands artist, Kate Leth, wished upon the internet for an army of women who work in comic book stores. Women who could chat about the comics they like, the foibles and daily eccentricities of working in retail, and sometimes about the difficulty of being a woman in an industry outwardly dominated by men. Rules are rules though, and if you move on from your comic book shop you must relinquish your Valkyrie title and move on to Valhalla.

On any given morning when I get to work I check my email, Twitter, all that good stuff, and then I check the private Valkyries page. If there’s an issue of anything out with something important in it, a Valkyrie has asked about it and another has answered. If there are speculators out trying to scoop up as many copies of a book as possible, someone has raised the alarm to make sure we can all try to hang on to the books for people who actually want them. Tips on organizing events, book clubs, starting Ladies’ Nights and links to cool and relevant Kickstarters are all frequent topics of conversation. Valkyries are having informal meet ups at conventions all over the country now and building a strong network of women passionate about comics and about making comics a welcoming and positive place for women coming to comics for the first time. It’s not a stronghold of “angry feminists” (even though plenty of us wind up getting Non-Compliant tattoos from Bitch Planet at these meet-ups, myself included) but rather a worldwide sisterhood dedicated to our growing sector of the comic book world.

A number of high profile comic creators have become vocal supporters of The Valkyries, among them Gail Simone. And in an act of “oh, obviously!” the Valkyries have banded together to release our first variant cover. It’s for the first issue of Simone’s massive Dynamite crossover event Sword of Sorrows and was rather appropriately done by fearless Valk leader Kate Leth. The cover is only available to shops with Valkyrie members and did not appear in Diamond or Previews. It was unveiled a couple of months ago at Emerald City Comic Con and is an obvious must-have for a whole variety of people.

Here at the shop Holly and I are both Valkyries and loving every minute of it. Any widespread group with similar aims in an industry is almost guaranteed to be fun, but in a year that’s seen so many huge blowups and struggles for women in general, and especially women in comics, it’s been even more fantastic. It says a lot about the current state of feminism that I feel like I have to reiterate the fact that this is not a He-Woman Man Haters Club. Yes it’s a club for women in comic book retail, yes we actively discuss serious issues about female representation in media and this industry, but it’s because we’re all big nerds who love the larger comic book community at large. And it’s a way for like-minded people in an industry to come together from all over the world to collaborate in new, cool ways. Like this first variant cover that your two friendly neighborhood Valkyries are pleased and proud to help present to you this week.

NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SOURCE!!
Convergence #5

MAGIC THE GATHERING  @ THE  SOURCE!

Tuesday, Friday & Special Event Schedule! 

 

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MAGIC THE GATHERING  @ THE  SOURCE!

Tuesday, Friday & Special Event Schedule! 

 Tuesday Night Magic at the Source! Lots of great tournaments are coming up this Fall at the Source. We are now running Friday Night Magic every Friday night so you don’t have to travel far anymore for chance at those exclusive foil prizes.

 
TUESDAY NIGHT MAGIC AT THE SOURCE

Tuesday, April 28th – Standard – 5:30pm – $5.00

 Tuesday, May 5th – Booster Draft- 5:30pm $15.00
Tuesday, May 12th – Standard – 5:30pm – $5.00

Tuesday, May 19th – Booster Draft – 5:30pm – $15.00
Tuesday, May 26th – Standard – 5:30pm – $5.00 

 

 

Thursday Night Magic at the Source

 

Modern Format Every Thursday at 5:30pm – $5.00

 

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FNM @ Source – Sign up  at 5PM – Space Limited!

Friday, May 1st NO FNM GAME ROOM CLOSED
Friday, May 8th – Standard – 6pm Start – $5.00
Friday, May 15th – Booster Draft – 6pm Start – $15.00

Friday, May 29th – Modern Masters Booster Draft – 6pm
$40.00 Entry (Limit 32)
Friday, May 29th – Commander Multiplayer – 6pm Start $5.00 

 

Friday Late Night Booster Draft

Every Friday Night @ 10pm- $15.00

 

Saturday Kids League
Saturday, May9th – Mini-Masters – 1:00 pm Start – $5.00

Saturday, May 23rd – Mini-Masters – 1:00 pm Start – $5.00 

 

New This Week at Source Comics and Games

Wonder Woman 77 Special #1

 

Tim
Welcome back to Tim’s corner. 

Hello from Tim’s corner. A big thank you to everyone who came to the Source on Free Comic Book Day!!!!  We are always overwhelmed by the huge turnout.  Check out our Twitter feed for a picture of the wedding party that showed up on Saturday.  Amazing…!  I have been getting a bunch of things into the drawers.  From our inventory titles from Detective to Elephantmen.  From collections, I put out titles including some Gold Key Star Trek, some Amazing Spiderman in the 500-600s,Civil War variant covers, Secret Society of Super Villains, Contest of Champions II, Prince Valiant, Superman/MadMan, Maximum Security, Reggie & Me (long live Archie!!!), Secret Wars II, and Web of Spiderman.  After all the sales on Free Comic Book Day, I have room for more.  Time to get to work.
– Tim

 
NEW AT THE SOURCE THIS WEEK
 
Afterlife With Archie #8
 

New this Week at Source Comics and Games
 
Spider-Gwen #4 
 

New this Week at Source Comics and Games
Arcadia #1  

New this week at Source Comics and Games

Ant-Man #5

NOW PLAYING AT THE SOURCE!
Thursday, May 28th, 2015 – 6pm

 

 

www.sourcecomicsandgames.com

events calendar!

Everyone Welcome!

 

Tyranny of Dragons OP Event

Month Five

Thursday, May 21st at 6pm  

 

 My Little Pony
Vinyl Banks

Fluttershy
or
Rarity

$22.99

NEW AT THE SOURCE THIS WEEK

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5

 

Available at Noon Friday

Imperial Knight Warden $157

 

 

 

Codex Imperial Knights

$41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Cards Imperial Knights

$12.50

D&D ENCOUNTERS @ SOURCE!
   Wednesdays @  Source Starting at 6PM – FREE!  
Hosted by our very own Burl Zorn, on Wednesday nights.  Wednesday nights begin at 6 pm. 
Games are 5th Edition. All you need is a pencil and dice.  All skill levels, newbies and players are welcome! For more info harrass Burl at 651.645.0386  – 24/7 New kits coming next season.

New this Week at Source Comics and Games

Kanan Last Padawan #2  

  THE POKEMON LEAGUE AT THE SOURCE

Every Saturday From 10AM to 1PM

One of our best and longest running game groups at the Source is our Pokemon League. It’s run and maintained by the mighty Raymond Steinke II. The Pokemon league welcomes all players, all skill levels and is reallly a ton of fun to participate in! So much so that many of the parents of our players have gotten involved. Honestly, if you’re thinking about you or someone you know trying out Pokemon, this is the place to do it! Everyone is welcome!
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MILITARY MINIATURE MONDAY NIGHTS – 6PM!
Hosted By Jim, Todd and our very own Bob!

You’re invited to participate to growing, regularly scheduled event, here at the Source Comics & Games. Every Monday night a group of dedicated military miniatures game players assemble for a night of comradery, revelry and table top miniature fun! Themes change week to week and they’re open to game suggestions as well. Bring your stuff if you have any, if you don’t, show up anyway and we’ll get you in the game. All players and skill levels are welcome! Here’s the general schedule for the next upcoming few weeks.For More Info: ToddWO@aol.com

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