Local Comic Shop Day 2019! 11/23 w/ Exclusive variants!

LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY

Local Comic Shop Day has been going on for 4 years & is an event not just to offer awesome, limited comics, but a chance to get people into the store so they can take advantage of a sale, ask questions about creating/maintaining a pull list, talking to other like-minded people, asking about cool books, etc. This will be an all-day event (11am-6pm), with a store-wide sale.

What issues will be available? Click on this link to see pics of all the books. If you are interested in Absolute Carnage, Walking Dead: The Alien, and Killadelphia, we have ordered larger numbers of these books, so let us know if you want a copy. We will have all the other books listed below at the start of the day.

LCSD 2019 THE WALKING DEAD: THE ALIEN

LCSD 2019 THE WALKING DEAD: THE ALIEN
LCSD 2019 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #5 (OF 5) VIRGIN VARIANT – 600 copies
LCSD 2019 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #5 (OF 5) LCSD ARTIST VARIANT

LCSD 2019 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #5 (OF 5) LCSD ARTIST VARIANT
LCSD 2019 DCEASED HC – JOKER COVER – 1400 copies
LCSD 2019 DOCTOR WHO 13TH HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1
LCSD 2019 DOCTOR WHO 13TH HOLIDAY SPECIAL #2
LCSD 2019 HAZEL & CHA CHA SAVE CHRISTMAS (UMBRELLA ACADEMY)
LCSD 2019 OVER THE ROPES #1 (OF 5)
LCSD 2019 KILLADELPHIA #1

LCSD 2019 KILLADELPHIA #1
LCSD 2019 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1 – 600 copies
LCSD 2019 NEW MUTANTS #1 ARTIST VARIANT – 1000 copies

LCSD 2019 NEW MUTANTS #1 ARTIST VARIANT
LCSD 2019 CROW HARK THE HERALD #1 SEELEY COVER
LCSD 2019 CATALYST PRIME SEVEN DAYS #1 (OF 7) – 1000 copies
LCSD 2019 THESE SAVAGE SHORES TP VOL 01 GOLD EDITION
LCSD 2019 SUPER DINOSAUR #1 SPECIAL EDITION

 

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Halloween ComicFest 2019 is almost here! 10/26!

What’s going on for HCF 2019? How about free comics, free popcorn, huge store-wide sale and tons of FUN!

If you come dressed up you will have the option to get more free comics than the people that don’t dress up, so let’s see your costume! We’ll be randomly handing people gift certificates for cool, creative costumes.

We’ll be celebrating all day, 11am-6pm. We can only guarantee that we’ll have all available comics when the doors open, so if there’s a comic you want to check out, stop in as early as you can.

 

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Undiscovered Country #1 New Wave Comics Store Variant by TOM WHALEN!

We are happy to introduce a Tom Whalen cover to Undiscovered Country #1 (written by Scott Snyder & Charles Soule)! Not only is it a cover, it’s a wrap-around cover!

Undiscovered Country #1 is scheduled to release on 11/6 and we will have a signing of the book that day from 5pm-7pm. Tom will be in store to sign copies of the book and you have the option to get them slabbed if you want (We are a witness, so anybody that wants to get the copy graded will also get a yellow label from CBCS).

Did you pre-order a copy of #1 (regular or Jock cover)? If so, you can get this cover for a discounted price of $15.99 (regular price is $17.99)! Whether you did or didn’t pre-order a copy, you can reserve as many copies as you would like.

If you didn’t get in on our Facebook offering, feel free to buy a copy off of our website (cheaper than eBay) and we can hold the book for you if you want to attend the event. Let us know so we can refund your shipping (put it in the notes section when you check out that you will be attending the event). OR if you cannot attend the event you can buy a copy, we can get it signed and mail it out to you. Just buy the autographed edition from our store and we’ll mail it out to you.

This book is already sold out at the distributor level, so order a copy now!

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Free Comic Book Day 2019!

 

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It’s the 1st Saturday of May again and that means Free Comic Book Day (FCBD)! Join us for the May 4th celebration from 11am to 6pm and grab some free comic books!

Check out the free comics that will be available! We can only guarantee that all of these will be available when the doors open, but probably not much longer after that.

In addition to getting some free comic books, meet super-star artists!

In attendance will be:

All 3 artist will be bringing cool artwork for you to buy!

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What more could we possibly be doing for FCBD 2019?

Join us for the fun and get free stuff!

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Top Ten Artists: 1st Submission

Top Ten Favorite Artists! I’ll be creating 10 posts to help me narrow down my favorite artists because I always find myself saying, ‘oh, they’re in my top 10!’ I’ve said this for at least 30 artists over the past year.
Not for the faint of heart.
Tim Vigil. The definition of under-rated, which is attributed to the subject matter. Tim’s work on Faust got him acclaim in the underground market, but also type-cast him as drawing demonic, hyper-sexual content. Obviously, this tends to keep you off of DC & Marvel’s radar.
His artwork is best viewed in black and white, just check out the image below. Gothic Nights is his magnum opus, just a beautiful, highly detailed piece of art that spans over two issues.
If you’re feeling peckish for some highly detailed artwork with stories that tap into the bowels of hell, this is for you.

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Top Ten Artist, 2nd Submission

Top Ten Favorite Artists. 1st artist featured was Tim Vigil. These are in no specific order, that would be impossible for me to do.

Bernie Wrightson​. Whenever I see, hear and think of Swamp Thing or Frankenstein I can’t help but think of the images created by Bernie Wrightson. When I was younger, I traded a whole short box of ‘hot’ comics for a copy of House of Secrets #92 (1st appearance of Swamp Thing with Len Wein script) because I loved the cover and fell in love with the 1st Swamp Thing series, so getting the 1st appearance of Swamp Thing was a must.

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Over 30 years later, I still have my House of Secrets #92 and amassed a sizeable Wrightson collection that includes his Frankenstein portfolio, black & white prints and his various works. What is incredible about Bernie Wrightson is he put out quality work late in his career.

Horror comics took a back seat in the early 2000’s, but Wrightson stuck with the genre and put out incredible work with Steve Niles. Check out the Ghoul, Dead She Said, City of Others & Doc Macabre and you’ll see that Wrightson continued to deliver top-notch, detailed art. I purposely put interior work here to show how much attention was given to the entire book, not just the covers.

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I was lucky enough to meet him at a NYC comic-con many years ago and had him sign a copy of The Weird #1 (I know, probably the oddest comic to get him to sign), but it was newer at the time, 1988. I can’t say I remember much of the interaction, but what I do remember is that he opened the comic to the 1st page and signed down in the bottom margin because he didn’t want to ruin any of his cover art with his signature. I still have the comic today and will occasionally flip open The Weird #1 to check out his signature.

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Finally, my mom was a fan of Bernie Wrightson too. She was looking to adorn her new place with some cool art and we looked through my collection of portfolios and prints. She stopped me at Bernie Wrightson’s Momentos autographed print and said, “that’s the one.” Check out the image below. It still hang over her dining room table and is a topic of conversation for various reasons. Coolest mom ever.

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