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2000 Sutler Ave.
Beloit, WI 53511
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Open since Jun, 02

Tues to Fri: 10 to 8
Sat; 10 to 6
Sun: 11 to 5
Mon: Closed



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Welcome To AK Comics

I BUY COMIC COLLECTIONS!!!



I also buy Hotwheels and other toys. Action figures, etc.
 


Hi, my name is David, and I own AK Comics. The "AK" stands for my kids first names, and yes, it does annoy them when friends at school ask them about their "dad's store". :) I started my store because I'm a huge comics and toy geek. They say you should try to sell what you know, and I know comics. No, I'm not the type of person who has encyclopedic knowledge in my head on the history of comics. But I do know a couple things.

Come in, have a chat, discuss what you're reading. I read ALOT of books, so I might know what you're talking about. Of course, if I don't know, I blame old age and cannot be held responsible. :)
I also see a ton of movies. Not only comic book related ones, so maybe we can chat about that. Don't worry, I'm not shy about my opinion. ;) Fyi, if I like a movie and you don't, then you're wrong :) Hey, it's my store, my opinion rules ;)
Also, I read actual books too. You know, those things made out of paper that have covers on them and contain words that tell a story. I might have 4 books on my tablet. Also, I have ZERO digital comic books. I like to have an actual item in my hand, something I can keep and enjoy over and over, even if my battery is dead. :-/


Oh, and if anyone can explain to me how Marvel can make so many movies, and D.C., which is owned by a MOVIE COMPANY (Warners Brothers) can barely get ONE movie out a year, please let me know.
(I'm talking live action, not animated, they're usually 2 different divisions in a company) But 2 movies this year? Things are looking up for DC. I'm so glad that Warner Brothers finally got smart and hired Geoff Johns in a managerial position to get these movies made right. Now let's just hope the suits stay out of his way and let him get stuff done. :)

First off, this year is my 15th Anniversary!!! WHOO-HOO!!!! 

So, it’s been awhile since I’ve updated this. I’ve been sooo busy, I just haven’t had a chance. (yeah, that’s a lie, I’m lazy and haven’t felt like it) What amazes me is how many people have commented to me that they’ve actually read my ramblings. Trust me, no one is more surprised than I am. J I can’t even get my kids to listen to me for this long.

I’ve also had some people (well “some” is more like “a few”, ok, ok, ONE person, one, stop nagging me!!) tell me that I also needed to update my movie reviews. So without further ado, we have to start this off why a journey to a galaxy far, far away….(btw, there WILL be spoilers)

Star Wars, Rogue One. I really enjoyed this movie, but why no opening scroll?? Hmmm. Anywho…I liked the antagonistic attitude of K-2SO, and thought it was pretty funny when he smacked Cassian. Wasn’t too thrilled with Saw Gerrera. Usually a big fan of Forest Whitaker, but I wasn’t a fan of this character. 

My daughter and I have an agreement that we can’t see a Star Wars movie the first time unless we see it together (my son betrayed me when Force Awakens came out and saw it first with friends, he’s now disowned…thinking of changing the name to K Comics) So I had to wait to see it. I would have people come in asking me “What if someone comes in and spoils the movie for you?” Well, since I’ve known how the movie ends since the opening scroll of A New Hope, not much to be “spoiled”.
Also, can we please stop with all the damn theories? Just wait until the movie comes out, sit back and enjoy it. I know, let’s start a new theory. Padme is Snoke. She didn’t really die in childbirth. You heard it here first. ;)
Coming up in a few months, The Last Jedi. (Yes, I was sad to hear Carrie Fisher passed. I had the chance to meet her at Gold’s Gym in L.A. back in 1985.
JShe was very influential during my adolescent years ;) ) 
Can we PLEASE stop showing so many damn trailers?!?! Every movie does it nowadays, but Disney/ Marvel really seems to have a problem with it.

Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2. I think I liked this movie more than the first, and I loved the first. JYup, baby Groot was adorable, but Drax was hilarious. (paraphrasing) “You’re hideously ugly. But that’s good. When someone likes an ugly person, you know they like you”…and during the tribute for Yondu..”it’s beautiful”…”So are you…on the inside” HA! jerk. CGI young Kurt Russell was amazing looking.

Spiderman, Homecoming. Finally, a Spiderman movie where Peter is still in high school, and is next to clueless as to what he’s doing. I really enjoyed Karen, but I thought the costume gave him a little too much. I had no problem with Ned (leeds?) not being a skinny white guy, and I didn’t care that Zendaya wanted to be called M.J. at the end. Really enjoyed Michael Keaton as the Vulture. I hope they emphasize Pete’s intelligence a bit more as the genius he is in the comics. And of course Aunt May. Reading the comics for years (and years, cause I’m old as hell) I never understood why she was supposed to be so old. Isn’t she Pete’s dad’s sister? Biggest gripe…why does the bad guy ALWAYS figure out who Spiderman is? “You’re voice is familiar…Wait, you weren’t in the elevator with everyone else?? HOLY CRAP!! You must be Spiderman!!!” Give me a break. Just like in the first one with Tobey McGuire. “A bike messenger ran into you and you cut your arm? Wait a minute, I just threw a sharp piece of metal at Spiderman, so YOU MUST BE SPIDERMAN!!!!”

Logan. This movie was great. I know that Marvel wants the rights to the Xmen franchise back, but this is the exact reason they don’t need it. Just like Deadpool last year, there is NO WAY Disney would have made this movie right. Loved the father-son dynamic of Logan and Charles. Dafne Keen, aka Laura/ X-23, was amazing. That’s a little girl I would NOT want pissed at me. It would be awesome if they gave her own movie. But they need to move quickly before a pesky little thing like growing up gets in the way.

WONDER WOMAN!!! Yup, all in caps because this movie was freaking amazing. Loved, loved this movie. The little girl that was a young Diana was adorable. Sad that Steve died, but it was for the greater good. Gal Gadot, yes, just, yes. J

Now we’re just waiting for Thor. The gladiator scene when meets up with Hulk was dang funny. I have no doubt this will be another hit for Marvel.

Justice League….ahhhh….more D.C. goodness. C’mon guys, let’s get another hit. Sucks that Snyder had a personal tragedy and dropped out, but I’ve never been a big fan of his, let’s call it, super hero movie “vision”. I’ve liked everything I’ve seen in the first few previews (see my preview rant above), so fingers crossed.

So some non-super hero movies.

John Wick..still really liking Keanu in this role. Waiting for part 3.

Atomic Blonde. Next to Wonder Woman, some of the best fight scenes of the year. They fight their asses off, they’re pooped, they can both barely stand. Nice J

Deadpool 2…oops, I mean Hitman’s Bodyguard. C’mon, when else are you going to see Deadpool and Nick Fury in a movie together? But I enjoyed this movie. Sometimes it’s nice just to watch a mindless, fun, let’s blow crap up for no reason movie. And Selma Hayek was pretty bad-ass in her (small) role.

It Comes At Night…SUCKED!!! Nothing came at night!!! NOTHING!!

On the opposite end of that, Get Out was frickin awesome. Perfect blend of drama, horror and humor.

Transformers, Last Knight…? I think was the title. I’m done with Transformers. When the previews for this one came out, I couldn’t even remember what happened in the last one. When that happens, why would I see the newest? Pass

It is out this weekend. This movie looks spooky as hell. 

Btw, to ALL of you people who think that Greedo shot first, again, you're WRONG. I saw the movie in the theatre when it was new (yes, I'm old as hell), Han shot first. Deal with it and move on.

Let's all take a moment to thank George Lucas for selling LucasFilm and Star Wars to a company that actually made the franchise fun again. THANKS GEORGE!!!! Now, let's also ask George to take his FOUR BILLION DOLLARS and STFU. Quit your whining. No, Disney did not use your ideas. Guess what happened because of that decision. Disney made a movie that was fun again. A movie that the fans actually wanted to see, over and over again. Yes, George, you created this fantastic universe where so many of us grew up in and got to play in. Thank you. :) now shhh

Now let's talk about TV. I'm loving the Walking Dead. But Fear the Walking Dead?? Very few likeable characters on that show. It seems to me that most people in CA are stupid, and the underlying message of the show is this...if you go to Mexico, you lose your freakin shit. Everyone lost their damn mind. And why are they spending so much time on the damn drug addict dude??
Still enjoying Gotham, but just barely. Bruce is already going to be a masked vigilante? Really? C'mon
Supergirl and Flash  are still a couple of my favorite shows.
Legends of Tomorrow,  I want to drop this show, but I keep getting sucked back into it.
Agents of Shield, kind of the same.. Keep watching just to keep watching.

PULLING OUT THE SOAPBOX...BUY LOCAL!!!
Yeah, it's nice that you might be able to save a couple bucks by buying through an online store, good for you. But you know when you come in looking for a comic book, one that you didn't order through them, or a certain Magic card or a couple of boosters? You see how convenient it is to have a local store? Well, this local store won't be here for much longer if you people don't stop supporting the economy in other neighborhoods instead of this neighborhood.
Putting soapbox away


At AK Comics, I carry a wide selection of new & old comics, from DC, Marvel, Image, IDW, Top Cow, Aspen, Boom, DE & many others.  I have a minimum of 10 boxes of quarter comics at any time, and lots of back issues from the last few years.  I buy comic collections from the 1970's & earlier, but any collection will be looked at.

All new comics & books are 10% off.  I have a subscription service available.  All subscribers get 15% off their books.  There is no service fee for ordering out of stock items that are still available.

Everybody always gets a free comic book.

Role Playing
ALL roleplaying game books are ordered on request. I usually get them within a week.  These are also 10% off.

Collectibles
I have a large selection of carded Super-hero Action figures, Star Wars figures & vehicles from the early 90's to Now.  I carry Hotwheels, Treasure Hunts, and I have a small selection of vintage Star Wars figures.

Magic: The Gathering
I have held weekly Magic tournaments in the past. Unfortunately, over the last couple years weekly tournament attendance has evaporated. I'm open to holding sanctioned and non-sanctioned tournaments. If interested, just contact me and we can arrange something.