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

Incoming // New Releases for April 26th, 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! N...
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This Column Has Seven Days #116 // There’s No Cause To Be Alarmed
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Devin R Bruce is a friend to Variant Edition and to all good-hearted creatures who roam the Earth. In each installment of This Column Has Seven Days, Devin discusses his favourite pop culture experiences of the past week in an effort to share the joy of an overlooked gem, an old favourite that’s ...
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Free Comic Book Day 2017
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SATURDAY MAY 6th, 2017 10am-5pm   It’s our first FREE COMIC BOOK DAY in our new location, and we want you to be a part of it! Each and every year, the comic book industry celebrates FREE COMIC BOOK DAY by… well, by giving away free comics, and we want to invite you to our big eve...
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It Shouldn’t Have To Be Said
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The following was originally published as part of The Variant Edition Regularity – our weekly comics and pop culture newsletter. If you would like to receive articles like this, as well as other mindful takes on pop culture news, you can subscribe at the bottom of this page. Fun fact: we’re...
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Incoming // New Releases for April 19th, 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! N...
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New In Used Books: Easter Weekend
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It’s that time of the week again, time to show off the exciting new things over in the used book department.  Tons of changes to the section itself since I last checked in with you folks, new shelves, new lighting and a new job (substitute teaching) for me.  Needless to say it’s been all sorts of...
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Incoming // New Releases for April 12th, 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! N...
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This Column Has Seven Days #115 // Should You Choose To Accept It
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This Column Has Seven Days #115 // Should You Choose To Accept It
Devin R Bruce is a friend to Variant Edition and to all good-hearted creatures who roam the Earth. In each installment of This Column Has Seven Days, Devin discusses his favourite pop culture experiences of the past week in an effort to share the joy of an overlooked gem, an old favourite that’s ...
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Incoming // New Releases for April 5th, 2017
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NEW SINGLE ISSUES 2000 AD 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL 2000 AD PACK FEB 2017 ADVENTURE TIME #63 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #19 AMERICA #2 AMORY WARS GOOD APOLLO #1 (OF 12) (MR) // The Amory Wars are back from Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez! ANIMAL NOIR #3 (OF 4) AQUAMAN #20 AVENGERS #6 BALTIMORE ...
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New in Used Books March 31
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New in Used Books March 31
It’s been a busy couple weeks over here in the Variant Used Book Department.  Our online store has been keeping busy (filling in a bunch more of our map), we’ve wrapped up our mobile Grant McEwan booth and we had a table over at the Edmonton Pop Culture Fair. All in all a good time giving us the ...
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