Variant Edition Comics & Culture

Located in the heart of Edmonton’s Oliver District, Variant Edition provides a comic shop experience unlike any other, perfect for those looking to discover or rediscover the joys of sequential storytelling. We pride ourselves on our inclusive environment and innovative recommendation system, which will help you find books you didn’t even know you loved.

Recent Blog Posts

Yegs & Bacon // Episode 001 // The Comics Industry Is Doomed
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Welcome back to a brand new season of YEGS AND BACON! On this week’s episode – is the comic book industry doomed? Yes! Or… no? Maybe. Danica and Brandon discuss what needs to change if comic shops want to see tomorrow, and they have the math to prove it. All this, plus traffic a...
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Incoming // New Releases for October 18th, 2017
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Each and every Monday, we provide our awesome customers with a list of all the comics and graphic novels that are hitting the shelves for the coming Wednesday, with bits of commentary on some of the titles.  As always, if you see anything you like, let us know and we’ll set a copy aside for you! ...
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Yegs & Bacon // Episode 000 // If You’re Just Joining Us
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Gooooood morning Edmonton! Grab your coffees or your general morning beverage of choice, because YEGS AND BACON is here! On this week’s PREVIEW show, we give our statement of purpose, ad talk about the days ahead. You want some feminism and general mindfulness in your comics culture? Then y...
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Incoming // New Releases for October 13th, 2017
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Please be aware that due to an accident with the delivery truck, new comics in the Edmonton region will not be on the shelves until Friday. We apologize for the inconvenience. As always, if you see anything you like, let us know and we’ll set a copy aside for you! NEW SINGLE ISSUES ACTION COMICS ...
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A Tutorial on Ordering Comics
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by Danica LeBlanc Most people walk into a comic store, pull a single issue off the shelf, buy it, then leave. But stores can’t rely on everyone doing that, so that’s why most have a subscription service. I’m going to focus on those specific customers today. If this sounds like something you’d be ...
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Intern of the Month // October 2017
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Greetings all! As you have all surely heard, we’re on the look out for new interns! Well, we’re pleased to announce that the search is going well, and we received 16 applicants in September! But the month has changed – which means it is time for the announcement of the new hire ...
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Incoming // New Releases for October 4th, 2017
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Each and every Monday, we provide our awesome customers with a list of all the comics and graphic novels that are hitting the shelves for the coming Wednesday, with bits of commentary on some of the titles.  As always, if you see anything you like, let us know and we’ll set a copy aside for you! ...
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Incoming // New Releases for September 27th, 2017
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Each and every Monday, we provide our awesome customers with a list of all the comics and graphic novels that are hitting the shelves for the coming Wednesday, with bits of commentary on some of the titles.  As always, if you see anything you like, let us know and we’ll set a copy aside for you! ...
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Incoming // New Releases for Sept 20th, 2017
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Each and every Monday, we provide our awesome customers with a list of all the comics and graphic novels that are hitting the shelves for the coming Wednesday, with bits of commentary on some of the titles.  As always, if you see anything you like, let us know and we’ll set a copy aside for you! ...
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The Variant Edition Intern Program
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Get ready for one of the most exciting announcements we’ve ever had. If you’ve followed Variant Edition around the internet, you know that we have our very own “Intern Program” featuring our cats, and the various animals who walk through our door. Well, we’re proud to announce the Variant Edition...
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