We Are Moving……. But Not Very Far!

We have made the decision to move the Bury store into new premises. Our new shop will be open on February the 1st!



It looks like 2022 is starting with a bang for us here at Wow Comix, as we have some news to share that affects those customers who visit our Bury store. 

We are moving! 
That’s right folks, the lease on our existing shop expires at the end of January and we have made the decision to move the Bury store into new premises. By the start of February you will find our brand new shop open within the indoor section of Bury Market (More details very soon).  

We’ve been lucky enough to find a shop space which suits us nicely, its a good size in a very busy market area and are we currently hard at work getting the place set up (More long box hauling!). Our current shop will close its doors this coming Saturday (8th January) and we hope to reopen on the 1st February in the new store. It sounds like short notice but negotiations have been going on for several months in the background and we need time to make the physical move. We have enjoyed our three and a half years up on the Rock but there is no time to get nostalgic as we will only be gone for three weeks before we open in our new shop! 

Say goodbye to our old store for one last time this week! Thanks for the memories 3, The Rock!

So…
Our store at 3, The Rock, Bury will be closing at 5pm on Saturday the 8th of January. 
– The new store down in Bury Market will be open on February the 1st.
– Existing orders for pickup off the website will be posted out instead over the three week period where we will not have a store open. We are offering this FREE of charge and you will be notified about it via email in the coming days.

– Any questions or enquires about the move and the new store please email to bury@wowcomix.com.
– Any concerns or issues in respect of pre orders and store pick ups please forward to info@wowcomix.com.


We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by all this as we know how much some of you enjoy coming in to browse on a regular basis, but rest assured that you will find all of the same comic goodness down at our new shop, and plenty of new stock to boot! 


NEW YEARS SALE ON WOWCOMIX.COM!

Graphic novels with up to 70% off and up to 40% off Comics!

To help ease the pressures of it being 2022 (already, blimey!), this January we are offering up a bumper sale on Wowcomix.com!

You will find graphic novels with up to 70% off and up to 40% off comics, alongside discounts on vintage card sets, books and classic British annuals!

Whats more, throughout January, any purchase made over £5 in value will be eligible to be accompanied by a free Marvel comic or poster! All you have to do is make sure that you state which one you would like in the additional comments section of the checkout. If you don’t state, we will send you one anyway, and if you don’t want one then you just have to say. But are you gonna turn down a free comic!? Really?

MAKE ANY PURCHASE ON WOWCOMIX.COM AND YOU COULD WIN A YEARS FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN COMIC!

Make ANY purchase between now and new years eve on http://www.wowcomix.com and YOU could WIN a whole years supply of The Amazing Spider-Man comic delivered out to your door each month!


We don’t know if you have heard, but this Spider-man chap is making some waves again this winter with the release of Spiderman: No Way Home, and upon hearing that initial reviews were more than kind (phew) we thought that of all the things we could offer perhaps there might be one or two folk keen on taking the plunge into AMS comics in 2022!

Here is your chance! Make ANY purchase between now and new years eve on www.wowcomix.com and YOU could WIN a whole years subscription of The Amazing Spider-Man comic, with every issue delivered out to your door each month!

We mean, there are worse things you could win, right? And whats more, each copy comes freshly bagged and boarded so that you can keep your copies in nice mint condition for future reading!

We will announce the winner on New Years Day 2022, so that means you have two weeks to get an order in and be in with a chance of being a winner!

So once again, entry is automatic upon purchase of any item and the winner will be chosen at random. Please bare in mind that this competition is only open to those residing in the UK.

See below for a little taster of whats coming in through January/Febuary alone!

Good Luck!

Wow Comix World Has Moved!

It’s been a busy few weeks for us here at Wow Comix’s online store, as we have upped sticks from our previous home at Wow Comix Bury and moved into the much more spacious Wow Comix Stretford!

It’s been a busy few weeks for us here at Wow Comix’s online store, as we have upped sticks from our previous home at Wow Comix Bury and moved into the much more spacious Wow Comix Stretford!

This means that in-store pickups will be still available from any store, but for new comics specifically, they shall be available in Stretford on a Wednesday and from Thursdays in Bury and Stockport. Either way, you shall still be notified by email as soon as your order is ready, and with us moving the online department out of Bury, it also means we are able to have the Bury shop back open again on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! See the full opening hours on our website.

Although our online store is barely over a year old, it has been growing rapidly and to keep up with the amount of space needed for the abundance of new stock that we’re currently in the process of uploading we decided that changing our location to the Stretford store would be the best decision. Although moving thousands of items has been a rather arduous process (as moving generally tends to be, we certainly dont need to be going to the gym this month after carrying all those longboxes) we’re certain it will all be worthwhile! But what is all this new stock that we’ve got coming?

Of course we wouldn’t want to give everything away, but as the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed, our Modern Comics section is currently sporting a flurry of newly-added 80’s/90’s Marvel issues, many of which are titles featuring everyone’s favourite webslinger and star of this winter’s biggest new movie, Spider-Man! Alongside Spidey are other Marvel favourites such as Thor, The Avengers, Fantastic Four and the X-Men, but as well as these currently available issues we also have some VERY sought after key issues on the way.

It’s not just these blasts from the past on the comic front however, as we also have the very latest brand new issues of all your favourite upcoming DC, Marvel, IDW, Dark Horse, Boom! Studios, Oni Press, Image and Dynamite titles available to pre-order. So, if you’re looking for some choice reads in 2022, why not check out DC’s ode to unorthodox Valentines in Weird Love #1, or discover the origin of the evil Uranos in Eternals: The Undying #1?

Still in the realm of comics, but a little closer to home, we are overhauling our British comic section over the coming weeks as we currently hold a massive amount of recent and vintage stock that is not yet uploaded. Everything from Vintage Beano’s, Battles and Eagles, to those great 90’s newsagent classics such as TMNT, Ghostbusters, 2000AD and many more are on the way, so watch this space!

Elsewhere online, Pokemon fans will be pleased to see even more rare cards being added to our individual cards section, along with more vintage trading cards from a huge variety of other franchises. If a trip down memory lane is more your style, then be sure to keep an eye on our vintage annuals and books sections, as we have a heap of old school favourites just waiting to find a good home!

There is loads more on the way too, but that can be saved for another time! So please keep checking in with us as we continue to grow onwards and upwards, and remember, you can still keep up to date with all of our goings on via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook too!




Tell us who YOU would cast as Arthur and WIN a copy of the upcoming AQUAMEN #1!

Out of all actors living or dead, WHO WOULD YOU CAST AS AQUAMAN IN A FEATURE FILM?

When we think of Christmas, of course the first thing that comes to mind, naturally, is Aquaman, and that is why this year we are giving five lucky winners each a copy of the upcoming Aquaman #1 from DC comics!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is COMMENT down below on this post and tell us – Out of all actors living or dead, WHO WOULD YOU CAST AS AQUAMAN IN A FEATURE FILM?

Winners will be picked according to what answers we like best and will notified by reply in the comment section here on the 28th of December!

It would also greatly help us out if you could FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE our blog here at Wow Comix World, but that’s not need to enter the competition!

Please be aware this is only available to those residing in the UK! The comic will be dispatched as soon as released.

Good Luck!





Aquamen #1 – 22/02/22 – DC Comic

When a suicide bomber in Middle America is revealed as an Atlantean sleeper agent seemingly gone rogue, the Aquamen—Arthur Curry and Jackson Hyde—are on the case. But it soon becomes clear that the tragedy was not just a single bad actor, but the beginnings of a much larger and more dangerous chain reaction…and the heart of an explosive Atlantean conspiracy! If Arthur’s not careful, the secrets he’s keeping—from Mera, Tula, Tempest, Atlantis, the surface, and even Jackson—could cause a rift from which the Aquamen might never recover!





Enter the FREE COMIC GIVEAWAY on our Wow Comix World Facebook page!

If you did not already know, every Wednesday over on our Facebook page we run a free comic giveaway for all of our loyal followers!


If you did not already know, every Wednesday over on our Facebook page we run a free comic giveaway for all of our loyal followers!

Usually we offer out the hottest upcoming pre-orders, full comic sets or some graphic novels and this week its a triple hitter as we offer a choice between the upcoming starting issues of She Hulk, Silver Surfer: Rebirth or Batman: The Knight!

On top of that, once every few weeks we do a bumper giveaway on a Sunday with even bigger and better prizes! So make sure you head over and follow the page so that you can keep up to date with all of our latest news, the latest products, reviews, and also be in with a chance of the hottest upcoming comic releases!

You can head over to the page and enter this weeks giveaway right now! Although be quick, the winners are announced for this one on Sunday 15/11/21! Just follow the link below!

https://www.facebook.com/wowcomixworld


Beano artists Nigel Parkinson & Nika Nartova @ Wow Comix Stockport! – Gallery

If you could not find the time to get down to Stockport for that one then do not fear! You can find Nigel and Nika back with Wow Comix for another signing session at our store in Stretford Mall on the 4th of December!


It was so great to see so many different generations of Beano fans at the weekend! A fabulous turnout and very refreshing to see just how many British comic fans we have around the area! We hope you all had a great time meeting the legends that are Nigel and Nika, what better way to celebrate the 70th birthday year of the Beano eh?!

We didn’t take many, but you can find a few photos from the event below!

If you couldn’t find the time to get down to Stockport for this event then do not fear, you can find Nigel and Nika back with Wow Comix for another signing session at our store in Stretford Mall on the 4th of December! – https://www.facebook.com/Wow-Comix-Stretford-Mall-105219951801142 – Keep an eye out for further info!

If you want to find out more about Nigel Parkinson’s work, you can follow him over on twitter at – https://twitter.com/NPBeanoArtist

Or if you want to hear a little more from both of them about their thoughts on the Beano, then check out this video of Nigel and Nika’s panel discussion from Birmingham Comic-Con a few years back!


Nigel and Nika @ Wow Comix Stockport – 6/11/21


Fancy becoming a Beano character? Official Beano artist NIGEL PARKINSON comes to Wow Comix Stockport on 6th November!

Nigel will be attending Wow Comix for signings and original art commission’s in Stockport on Saturday the 6th of November, from 11am!


That’s right folks, the one and only Nigel Parkinson is set to grace our stores with his presence once again!

Having spent over 40 years in the British comic industry, Nigel has worked on (takes a deep breath…) Cor!!, Tracy, Dreamer, The Dandy, Whizzer and Chips, Nutty, Scouse Mouse Comic, Radio Times, Liverpool Echo, Fast Forward, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, Collins diaries, Penguin Books, Thunderbirds The Comic, Stingray, Joe 90, Space Precinct, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, The Beano, Beezer, Bunty, KaiserChiefs, Count Arthur Strong, Football Galaxy, Bonnier Books, Victoria & Albert Museum, Isle of Man Post Office, INTU, National Trust, Royal Mail,Kew Gardens, Somerset House, Manchester University Press and much more too!

Out of all of Nigel’s work, he is perhaps best known for his prolonged and wonderful work as an artist on the national treasure that is the Beano, as can be told by just reading his Twitter profile name! (go follow) – https://twitter.com/NPBeanoArtist

Always a gent, and full of artistic tips and tricks to share with the budding artists of the world, Nigel will be attending Wow Comix for signings and original art commissions in Stockport on Saturday the 6th of November, from 11am!

So make sure you pop on down and don’t miss a chance to meet a British comic legend and perhaps walk away with an original drawing of yourself as a Beano character by an official Beano cartoonist! How awesome is that?!

You can check out more of Nigel’s work over on his blog too! http://nigelparkinsoncartoons.blogspot.com/

Stretford Comic Fest 2021 – Photo Gallery

Check out a few of the photos that we took at Saturday’s Comic Fest in Stretford…


Gallery from Stretfords first Wow Comix Comix Fest! – 9/10/21

We want to say a big thank-you to all you folk who made it over on Saturday for Stretford’s first ever comic fest! It was great to see so many of you make journey over, we hope you all had as much of a blast as we did.
And, of course, a big thanks goes out to all of the fantastic creators and special guests too, who we could not have done it without!

Its great to have our events finally back on after such an unpredictable couple of years, and we are really looking forward to being able to put more on in 2022! So watch this space!

Here are a few of the photos that we took on Saturday’s Comic Fest in Stretford…

Stretford Comic Fest – Saturday 9th October 2021

Wow Comix are teaming up with Stretford Mall to bring the town’s first FREE ENTRY comic event on Saturday the 9th of October!


Wow Comix are teaming up with Stretford Mall to bring the town’s first FREE ENTRY comic event on Saturday the 9th of October!

Fans of comic book pop culture will find lots of stalls showcasing comic book products and memorabilia, and there’ll be plenty of special guests appearing giving attendees the chance to hang out with some Sci-Fi stars for autograph sessions and pics.

Attendees will also be invited to get in on the ‘cosplay’ act via a competition for the best-dressed character. Families and fans are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite comic book character, superhero/villain or any pop culture icon and a cosplay winner will be judged on the day taking home the Best Dressed Comic Fest Crown and some fantastic prizes!

Here is a quick look at some of our special guests…


Marc Jackson

We are very pleased to announce a late addition to Stretford Comic Fest. Our good friend Marc Jackson will be joining us this Saturday.

Marc is a cartoonist from Macclesfield in Cheshire. He has created comics and characters for the BEANO, Aces Weekly, Comicscene and various other publications. His work will shortly be seen in the Phoenix.

Marc has created a comic in partnership with Able Child Africa, seeking to help disadvantaged children in Rwanda navigate basic hygiene issues and the Corona Virus.

Marc runs cartoon art workshops in Schools, Libraries and at different festivals. He is the man behind the very popular MACC-POW! comic art festival in his home town of Macclesfield and this year opened ROOM FOR COMICS, a creative space dedicated to the teaching and love of comic art.


Rachael Smith

Rachael Smith’s debut graphic novel House Party came out in 2014 with Great Beast Comics to critical acclaim. The Rabbit, released by Avery Hill Publishing in 2015, is her second graphic novel and was nominated for Best Book in the British Comic Awards 2014/15. Rachael is also the creator of Flimsy the Kitten and One Good Thing. She currently works with Titan Comics on her monthly strip for the Doctor Who comic series, and is working on her new webcomic, Bess, which launched November 2015. She lives in Hebden Bridge, in Yorkshire, in the UK.

http://www.rachaelsmith.org/


John Jackson & Brian M Clarke


 Brian M Clarke (Crikey!Mancunian ); John Jackson (Albert the Mouse, Cyborg GerbilsCount DuckulaMancunian) are the creative force behind Wallop! Comics, which started after two self-published two issues of the new British superhero comic Mancunian.
They have also just released the fantasic Wallop! Annual, a 64 page book that is packed full of great entertainment for kids and ‘big kids’ alike, with features from Keith Robson (The DandyStarblazer, for IPC on Jinty and Buster); Alessandro GiampaelettiKev F Sutherland (Oink!BeanoViz2000ADStar TrekDoctor Who Adventures); Dave Windett (The DandySpookytownInspector Gadget, Tiny Toons); Joe Matthews (The BeanoLooney TunesTom & Jerry ComicBob The Builder); Chris MatthewsMike Collins (Marvel Comics, DC Comics, 2000ADDoctor Who); and Marc Jackson (BeanoAces WeeklyComic Heroes magazineComic Scene).


Neil ‘Bhuna’ Roch

Comic book artist and creator on a number of projects, most recently for Killing Moon Rises 1 – A 32 page full colour Sword & Sorcery comic from the team that brought you the award nominated Killing Moon.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bhuna/killing-moon-fantasy-graphic-novel


Victoria Bates

For fans of fantasy fiction, up and coming young author Victoria Bates will be attending Stretford Comic Fest to sign copies of the first two instalments of her fantasy series “Regal”.

https://www.amazon.com/Victoria-Bates/e/B079MFGVRH%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share


David Leach

The Man behind cult favourite Psycho Gran will be joining the guests at both Bury and Stretford Comic Fests. David is one of our most experienced comic professionals having worked for both Marvel UK and US as well as many of the major UK publishing houses over the last 30 years.His work has appeared in publications as diverse as Toxic and The Sunday Times. He has written for Spiderman, Ren & Stimpy and numerous other strips. He is currently Senior Creative Editor at Titan Comics and is editor of the popular Blade Runner series. He has been the winner of “Come Dine With Me” on TV and recently designed an advertisement for Wow Comix featuring Psycho Gran.

https://twitter.com/davidleach2000?lang=en


Nathan Head

Announced as appearing at both Bury Comic Fest and Stretford Comic Fest is actor Nathan Head. He is best known for his star roles in films Theatre of Fear and Exorcist Chronicals.The Manchester trained actor enjoyed success in the theater before being spotted and signed to the cast of thriller Archangel Murders. He has since enjoyed a successful career in film often involving the use of horror prosthetics, creature make up and special effects costumes.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2368987/



Colin Mathieson

Latest guest announced for Stretford Comic Fest is Colin Mathieson. Colin is best know for his Moments of Adventure series and his work with Accent UK comics.

You can even find some of his work down in the National Army Museum in London.

He is currently hard at work on his Zulu Wars graphic novel about which you can find out more at https://momentsof adventure.blogspot.co.uk.


Willie Coppen

One for the Star Wars fans out there. Bury Comic Fest and Stretford Comic Fest have just added actor Willie Coppen to their guest lists.Willie is best known for Star Wars Episode V1: Return of the Jedi as well as various films and TV shows. He recently played the title character in the movie Perran which is currently in post production.


Liam Mulvey

And the guests just keep coming. Actor Liam Mulvey will be attending both Bury and Stretford Comic Fests as a guest. Liam is best known for playing Libertus Ostium in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy Xv Comrades.He will be available for photos and autographs on the day.


Dan Whitehead

Latest announcement from Stretford Comic Fest and Bury Comic Fest is that writer Dan Whitehead is joining the guest list for both events.Dan is a prolific writer whose work spans comics, games and television. He is the author of graphic novels Ella Upgraded, Frankenstein Texas and the upcoming Hex Loader. As well as developing his own projects he has also written for Star Wars, Minecraft and Looney Tunes.
https://twitter.com/DanWritehead?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor


If our Bury event last week was anything to go by then this should be a cracker too! We hope to see you there on Saturday! For more information or any questions please feel free to email us – info@wowcomix.com