Advent Calendars!

We have a number of special and geeky advent calendars ready to countdown to Xmas this December, or any big date! (typically they are not marked with days of the week, so can be used for any year and month).

Funko Advent calendars give you a different mini Funko Pop every day for 24 days!

Sock Advent packs give you a different pair of socks every day for 12 days!

Exit Advent calendars give you a different clue every day for 24 days as you work through an extended escape room style puzzle!

Come into the store, call us, or visit our online store advent calendars page to get yours now!

Bramalea City Centre Location NOW OPEN!

We’re proud to announce the opening of a new location for Conspiracy Comics today at Bramalea City Centre. As with all our stores you can find a massive selection of Funko Pop, manga, anime, anime figures, graphic novels, board games, T-shirts, and more. We get new loads of Funko every week, and you’ll also find rarely seen exclusives. We have great knowledge of Pokemon, manga, anime, and pop culture. We have the coolest stuff to find and collect; this is the place to find that perfect geeky gift!

Call Conspiracy Comics Bramalea City Centre at 905-792-7190

Bramalea City Centre is at 25 Peel Centre Dr in Brampton.

The new store’s hours are:
10am to 9pm weekdays and Saturday
10am to 8pm on Sunday.

Learn about Comics Art at Cartoonist Kayfabe

Cartoonist Kayfabe is a hardcore comic book YouTube channel offering detailed page-by-page analysis of comics from the past. The channel is hosted by cutting edge cartoonists Ed Piskor (Hip-Hop Family Tree, Red Room, X-Men Grand Design) and Jim Rugg (Street Angels, Hulk Grand Design) with frequent appearances by Tom Scioli (GI Joe vs Transformers, Fantastic Four Grand Design). This group is one of the biggest boosters of american comics these days, the real-deal as far as being lifetime learners dedicated to mastering as much technique and gaining as much insight into comic book art as humanly possible. “Cartoonist” is a label they self-apply as opposed to “comic book artist”, which is one thing this writer found interesting upon first encountering the channel. Their analysis focusses very much on the art first even though they are also all also writers of many comics. They get right down into the nitty-gritty of making marks on paper to tell a story.

The channel also features interviews and behind the scenes with many of the other leading artists in the comics business today, and sometimes just shows the gang flipping through comic book boxes in various stores or their own collections.

Check our online store for trade paperbacks of any material you see on Cartoonist Kayfabe. Or contact us through phone and e-mail to see if we can order it for you!

Some highlight episodes:

Art and covers sensation Peach Momoko works while also answering questions through her translator.

A personal favourite is their analysis of Batman: The Killing Joke, which for me is all about the art. Alan Moore is on the record as saying he was told the story was meant to be the last Batman story before DC continuity was reset, and thus he wrote as if the events of the story would be wiped from continuity, having never actually happened. Regardless of story it has some of the most amazing and influential Batman art ever laid down, even after 30+ years, which makes it fascinating to hear Ed and Tom dissect it. The fans want Batman to “strike a cool pose” as they put it.

For many years anyone hoping to become a Marvel artist could use this kit to guide their submission process. Back in the days of Marvel having a house style to their artwork. Daunting to young kids and maybe a bit restrictive for fully developed artists. Still, if you had the chops, this was a little swing at the big leagues you could have for a reasonable price.

Happy Batman Day!

Batman is a huge part of the comic book landscape and one of the most well-known characters in the world. Inspired by Sherlock Holmes and Leonardo Da Vinci[‘s inventions, sic], he combines a razor keen intellect with underappreciated creativity. On top of that he’s a martial arts combat master who executes with startling hostility and aggression when taking on criminals and wrongdoers. He’s the superhero anyone could become, given the time, resources, and inclination.

Frank Miller is still probably the most well-known creator associated with Batman, even moreso than his creators Bill Finger and Bob Kane. Most people have a preferred version of Batman, but as Miller put it “you can do Batman fifty different ways, and they all work.”

Batman is a huge part of the business here at Conspiracy. Not just on the comic shelves where he appears in fully half of the books DC puts out every month. But of course also in merchandise. People love their bat-periphenalia!

Come in and check out some Batman stuff. We have three full shelves of Batman trade paperbacks and graphic novels, hundreds of back issues, more Batman Funko pops than anyone else, and tons of cool Batman T-shirts and action figures.

Recommended Batman reads:

Batman is in an aslyum, known to have committed many crimes, and a rehabilitated Joker is free to walk the streets of Gotham. A new status quo for the dark knight indeed.

Completely epic and over the top, like an old heavy metal album cover come to life.

Scott Snyder adds a new permanent feature to the lore of Batman and Gotham city. Just a great read.

Opinions vary on the story. But most will agree this is some of the very best Batman art to this day. Alan Moore was told this was the last Batman story before a crisis event would wipe it from continuity. So he was free to be as mean to the characters as he liked. Otherwise even Alan Moore wouldn’t have written something so harsh.

This black label miniseries features art by Lee Bermejo, whose equipment laden version of the caped crusader was most influential on the look of the recent cinematic iteration.

We usually keep these in stock. Quantities are low but we can always order more, so just let us know if you want a copy. Happy Batman day!

Yes, we are hiring!

We keep busy with several locations and frequent conventions. Many of our customers think it’d be fun to work here, and they’re right. Among other benefits, staff enjoy a 20% discount on all store product!

We do most of our recruiting through Indeed. If you’re interested in working in one of our stores, see the current job listings on our Indeed profile.

As of August 03 2022 we are looking to hire:

  • Team Lead (Oakville Place)
  • Team Lead (Limeridge Mall)
  • Sales Associate (Oakville Place)
  • Sales Associate Part-Time (Square One)
  • Sales Associate (Yorkdale)
  • Sales Associate (Sherway Gardens)

Saturday May 7th is Free Comic Book Day!

It’s the happiest day of the comic book calendar. The day when you can walk into any comics store and walk out with a free comic book. All our locations will be participating. So make sure to drop by and get a free taste of some of the exciting, adventurous, and artistically avant garde books the industry is putting out right now. Nothing is better than free comics, aside from maybe free food!

May The Fourth Be With You

Star Wars has always been a big deal to many people working and shopping here at Conspiracy Comics. George Lucas studied mythology from an anthropological POV, which led to him purposefully writing the story on a mythic level. It resonates with nearly every culture in the world as we can all relate to the struggle of the rebellion. Most people can (hopefully) see themselves in the plucky underdog Luke, brave and defiant princess Leia, antihero big brother Han Solo, or the wise protective parental figure of Obi-Wan.

In a world that is divided by many national, cultural, and religious lines, a thing like Star Wars that brings everyone together to cheer for the same “good” is worth far more than just entertainment.

Beyond all that we’re excited for the recent developments in Star Wars TV and comics. We’ll always carry the newest Star Wars merchandise and collectibles. So come to us when you’re looking for that hard-to-find Funko Pop, T-shirt, or poster. And if you want to drop your opinion on The Mandalorian, the prequels/sequels, or anything else Star Wars related while you’re here, please do because that’s all part of the comic shop experience!

Our online Star Wars collection (we have much more in our stores):
STAR WARS (May the 4th Be With You)