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Greenlight Membership

Greenlight members earn benefits and access to special events and sales. Members can also set up subscriptions for their favourite titles.

Subscriptions

Standing-ordersYes, you can have a subscription to your favourite titles!

We’ll order the books you like, and when they come in we’ll set them aside for you to collect at your convenience.

First, you’ll need to sign up as a Greenlight member (which is really easy).

How do I create a subscription?

Instore: Just come into the shop and tell us what you want us to hold for you. If you’re not already a member we’ll sign you up on the spot.

Online: First, head to the Membership page to sign up as a Greenlight member. Once you receive your membership confirmation email, you can use your Member number to set up a standing order.

How do I change my subscription?

The best way is send us an email and we’ll happily update your details. Or you can do it in person and we’ll send you an email confirmation.

I want to cancel my subscription?

I hope it wasn’t something we did. But that’s cool, you’ll still be a Greenlight member.

I can’t come in and collect my subscription?

We hope everything is okay.

If you are collecting trades or graphic novels, that’s cool, we can wait for awhile.

If you are collecting monthly comics, you can pay for your comics over the phone and we can post the comics to you for a small fee.

But if we don’t hear from you for three months, we are going to put a hold on your subscription and we’ll stop putting books aside for you. We won’t order any more books for you until you pick up your standing order.

After 6 months we’ll assume you’ve been kidnapped by pirates, are away defending the frontier from Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada, or have married a vampire. At this point we will release your comics into the wild (but of course, if you have paid for any in advance, we will gladly hold these for you until you manage to slip away from your scurvy captors/reptilian comrades/bloodthirsty spouse).

Rest assured that we’ll make every effort to contact you before cancelling your standing order.

Special orders

Special-OrdersIf you are looking to buy a particular book and we don’t currently stock it, we can organise a special order and get it in for you.

We’ll send you a text or email when it arrives. We can even mail it out to you for an extra fee.

Just speak to one of our sale assistants and they’ll help you out.

Weekly shipments

weekly-shipments2Every Thursday Greenlight Comics gets a shipment of new graphic novels and issue #1’s from the USA.

In the USA new comics come out every Wednesday, but because Australia has a big time difference our comics get here on Thursday (which is still Wednesday in America).

Once we open, you’ll be able to check out what’s arriving on the coming Thursday by viewing an automatically-updated list of our new releases.

If you don’t want to miss out on weekly new arrivals then join up as a Greenlight Member and set up a standing order. To learn more about Greenlight membership or to join up go here.

 

Staff Picks: Civil War

Mark-bigCompared to the comic book, the movie really is just a dozen guys brawling in car park. The number of heroes that appear is staggering, but for the most part they act as ciphers or props to keep the story going. However, if you miss something or don’t get a reference, you are not really left behind; there’s a enough to hold onto, and even the least savvy reader will get a kick out of this book.CIVWAR_HC_cover

Mark Millar tells a big story. He touches on reality TV, authoritarianism, being a hero and dealing with the repercussions of hurting the ones we love. He skims these ideas, never letting them bog down the action. Essentially, two sides of the superhero coin struggle to do what’s right by them and the society they protect. This is one of the few stories where Captain America is treated as villain, or more correctly, an anti-hero.

The artist, Niven, is perfect for this type of story. His detail and structure pack every panel with information to help keep the story moving, but also portray the grandeur this story deserves.
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You don’t need to know much to really enjoy this book. It’s the type you can share with your non-comic reading friends.

Staff Picks: Invincible

Dan-bigWhen it comes to superhero comics, I’m not much of a fan. I mean sure, I like Superman: Red Son and Joss Whedon’s run of Astounding X-men, but who doesn’t?

But Robert Kirkman’s Invincible is a different story. This superhero story is so good that it doesn’t feel like a superhero story. Invincible is deep and layered. It’s not just about how hard the Invincible-Collection-1heroes can hit each other, it’s also about the consequences and complex issues that so many other superhero comics overlook.  At first it starts off as your run-of-the-mill story: boy’s Dad is basically Superman, boy turns 16 and his powers kick in, boy has to balance learning to be a superhero, going to school and having a girlfriend. It all starts very innocent and feels quite familiar, but that’s just what Kirkman wants you to think. DUN DUN DUUUUUUN!

What makes Invincible different is that Kirkman owns the IP to the books’ whole universe. He is under no guidelines or rules like those often enforced by Marvel and DC. If Kirkman wants to kill off a character, he can — and he can do it anyway he sees fit — AND, get this: the character is allowed to stay dead!

The freedom Image has given Kirkman (and all the writers) is so refreshing. The story addresses many new superhero-based ideas without messing with its continuity. The story is written in a way that feels like homage to superhero comics — no, to all comics in general.

newThe first volume was drawn by Cory Walker (issues #1-7) then Ryan Ottley took over and has been doing it ever since. What I really admired about Ottley’s artwork was that he seemed to copy Walker’s drawing style, then slowly he merged into his own style. This made the change almost unnoticeable and I think the amount of skill he must have to pull that off is amazing.

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This comic rules. So if you’re not scared of the occasional violent fight I wholeheartedly recommend this series. You won’t regret it. No one has yet.

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