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Newsletter: 11/27

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Hey there, Super Friends!

We hope this newsletter finds you happily anticipating some down time with friends and family this week 🙂 We’ll be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving, but will be open with extended hours and a sale on Friday and Saturday. Read on for:

  • Special order information
  • Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday sale details
  • Upcoming events

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Special orders for the holidays

When it comes to special orders for the holidays, now is the best time to make them.  We have plenty of time to help you choose your items, check stock from our distributors, and ensure that we’ll have your books, games, and toys for the lowest possible price.  Here are some common special order items that we can help you with:

Games & gaming accessories: Exotic boardgames, fancy die, starter and event decks, expansion packs, Magic: the Gathering rares, miniatures, rulebooks, deck sleeves and boxes, play mats.

Toys: Pop! Vinyls, tokidoki blind boxes, action figures, lunchboxes, My Little Pony, blind bags.

Comic books:  Single issues to fill in a collection.  Whether it’s a recent run of comic books, or something older, we can order back issues from our distributor or track down out-of-print issues from a variety of sources.  Recent collections we’ve helped fill are Silver Surfer, Star Wars, Trinity War, Villains Month.

Variant issues:  Some comic book series print issues with a few different covers, called variants.  These are usually produced in smaller quantities than the regular cover and can become very collectible, and we’re happy to help track specific ones down.  Recent variants we’ve tracked down are Infinity, Kiss Kids, Red Sonya.

First printings:  The first time a comic book has been printed.  When a comic book is first produced, the publishers have to estimate the demand for that book.  Once the book hits the stores and demand can be determined more accurately, the publishers will print a second run of the book.  That first fun, called a first print, is often more sought after by readers, because they’re more rare.  We’ve helped track down first issues of Doctor Who, Joker’s Daughter, Spider-Man.

Trade paperbacks:  Collected volumes of a comic book series.  For series that have been around for 6+ months, we can order the story in a paperback volume, which typically collects 5-7 issues.  Trade paperbacks are usually read when the comic book series is current and still being written/drawn.  Some current popular trades are Saga, Morning Glories, Locke and Key, Walking Dead.

Hardcovers: Hardcovers are collected volumes similar to trade paperbacks, but presented in a more collectible, attractive manner.  Hardcovers either collect a larger volume of issues than a trade (10-12 issues vs. 5-7 issues) or are produced when a series is complete.  In either case, the larger-sized pages displays bigger art and they look really nice on the bookshelf 🙂  Popular hardcovers in the shop are Earth 2, Y the Last Man, Walking Dead, Watchmen.

Graphic novels: Contained stories within one book.  Unlike trade paperbacks, graphic novels are self-contained stories within one book, and in most cases are available in paperback or hardcover.  Popular graphic novels are Batman: The Killing Joke, Stephen King’s Dark Tower, Boondock Saints.

Compendium/Omnibus:  A massive collection of a comic book series.  These are trade paperbacks on steroids, collecting 20-100 issues into a series, presented in paperback form or hardcover.  Some of the more collectible versions of these are produced in an extra-large format, displaying the art beautifully, and come in a case.

Please contact at the shop with any questions, or if you need help with suggestions and  recommendations!

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New Thursday hours

Beginning November7, we will be changing our Thursday hours to 3pm-7pm.  We hope this later schedule will better serve your comic book and gaming needs!

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Newsletter: 11/2

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Hello, Super Friends!

We hope this email finds you well and enjoying the new autumn season 🙂 We’ve been busy at the shop, and have quickly learned that Fall is full of fun times in Skippack Village — it’s a great time of year to visit. This issue of our newsletter has:
* A recap and photo link of our Zombie Crawl
* New comics you should be reading
* Upcoming game events
* Info about a new discussion group starting at the shop

Read below for the latest news and we hope to see you in the store soon!

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Newsletter: 8/21

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Hello, Super Friends!

We hope you’re enjoying the last few weeks of summer and looking forward to a fun fall. We’ve been busy at the shop since we opened in June, adding and learning about new products, scheduling and hosting events, and the best part, getting to know all the great people who walk through our doors 🙂

A couple announcements for today:
* Today is new comic day and all of this week’s books will be on the shelf by 1pm.
* Tonight is game night, starting at 6pm; bring whatever you’d like to play or come in and learn a new game.

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What’s a pull list?

If you’ve been in the shop, you’ve likely heard someone talking about a “pull list.” Whether you’ve been reading comic books for a week or a decade, a pull list is a great tool for any comic book fan. A pull list is just what it sounds like: A list of the comic books you’d like us to pull for you from our shipment each week. It’s like a subscription of your favorite reads.

The primary benefit of maintaining a pull list is not missing an issue in a series that you’re reading. When we get our books in, we fill the pull lists before anything hits the shelves, guaranteeing that you’ll have a copy even if we sell out. Another benefit is not having to come into the shop every Wednesday and not having to remember which of your favorite books are coming out each week. We’ll keep your pull list items behind the counter and you can pick them up whenever you’re in the shop. Finally, when you have a pull list, we’re better able to make personalized recommendations and suggestions for your reading pleasure!

You can put together your pull list the next time you’re in the shop — just stop by the counter and we’ll get you all set up. Call us at (610) 222-9200 or email us with any questions.

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Now open!

New Wave Comics storefrontWe are Now open at 4039 Skippack Pike in Skippack! We are located in the Victorian Carriage Shops, and our shop entrance is next to the Wooden Duck.  We have new comics every week, back issues, card games, decks, toys, games nights, movie nights & more!  The store hours are:

Wednesdays,  11–7
Thursdays,  1–7
Fridays,  1–7
Saturdays,  11–5
Sundays,  11–5

Stop by and see us soon!

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Opening June 1 in Skippack!

nw_victorian carriage shopsNew Wave Comics & Collectibles will be opening on June 1 at 4039 Skippack Pike in Skippack. We’re excited to join all the other great shops and restaurants on this historic Main Street.  We’ll be located in the Victorian Carriage Shops (pictured at right) in the great company of Bella’s Boutique, Sleep-n-Beauty, Southwest Trading Post, Summerwind Grooming, The Land of Olive Oils, Balsamics & More, and The Village Irish Shop.

We’ll be open 5 days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, for all your comic book and card needs.  Stay tuned for details!