This year our Christmas Party will be held on Saturday December 17th. Over the past 3 years we’ve tied this event to an art show showcasing Cleveland’s finest established and up and coming artists to benefit the Cleveland Food Bank.

HOLIDAY ART SHOW

This is your chance to be a part of a fund raising effort connecting our customer base to the local art scene under the friendly banner of the comic book.

Stop by the shop anytime and we’ll let you pick out a couple blank comic book covers to use for your submission. These covers are card stock and hold many different mediums well. They start off looking like this…

star-wars-blank…and turn out like this…

craigby Craig Worrell

img_9425by Amalia DeGirolamo 

We have many different logo’s to choose from, and some that are completely blank if you’d like to start from scratch.

This year’s theme is “A Reflection on 2016, the Worst Year Ever?” There’s been quite a bit of talk about how 2016 has been the worst year ever. This is your chance to vent your angst through artistic expression. It’s also a way to celebrate anything that you may have loved about 2016. (All in all, Cleveland had a pretty good run this year.)

Make sure to include your favorite comic book character(s), add a little social commentary in there, and try to stay on the front cover of the book. (For display purposes.) Everyone’s welcome to submit up to two books, though we’d always rather see one great one as opposed to two you only feel so-so about.

Sad about the loss of Prince, David Bowie, or Alan Rickman? Think Harambe got a bum deal? Upset over the current political climate? Have some therapeutic artistic time with those emotions so we can hang them on our wall and raise money for those in need during the holidays. (please no profanity or nudity, no matter how appropriate it may be.)

CLEVELAND FOOD BANK

Let’s face it, 2016 was filled with miserable events, but this can also be a time to celebrate what you loved about this past year, like the Cavs, Cleveland’s behavior during the RNC or Wonder Woman being named a UN ambassador.

(I’m not sure which side of the coin the Indians near win is on.)

Go in the direction your heart takes you!

Submissions are due on Thursday, December 15th, and will be displayed all day on the 17th, culminating at our Christmas Party from 8pm to 11pm. These covers can be won through a basket raffle system where one food item or one dollar can get you a ticket. Last year we collected over 1,200 food items and enough money to help the Cleveland Food Bank to create over 12,000 meals. (No joke.) We do this through the support of three of Cleveland’s finest organizations, Pop the Comic Culture Club, the Cleveland Drink and Draw Social Club, and Dr Sketchy Cleveland. (along with quite a bit of help from the Rust Belt Monster Collective)

This is your chance to turn your talent into food for the needy during the holidays. Do what you’re great at, and we’ll make sure that effort turns into a part of the greater whole that makes this a pretty awesome town.

We also photograph and display all the covers in an online gallery for all to see, linked to your name and URL. So be sure to write your name and the URL you want associated with you on the inside front page of the book.

Here’s the links to our previous year’s galleries:

2015  –  2014  –  2013

Thanks to everyone for the support! We’ve had a great year and we’ve going to put together an amazing Christmas Party open to everyone and for all to enjoy!

2016-black-friday-fb-cover_light-public-squareEnjoy your Thanksgiving with your family and get ready for …. Black Friday!!!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE

Don’t like the idea of being mauled to death trying to save some money in the company of complete strangers?

Come join in our longest running shop event, our Black Friday Midnight Madness Sale!!!

While it’s easily our biggest sale of the year, it has actually become sort of an anti Black Friday Event. We have our event from 7pm to midnight on Friday evening, so that we are not a part of prying you away from your family during the holiday. Our goal is to provide a fun shopping experience and not some epic consumer battle. We also know that quite a few of our customers work retail themselves, and this late night event gives then a place to unwind and do some shopping themselves before heading home. (Mostly for themselves, which is fine by us.) This is a great time to hang out with like minded individuals in pursuit of some deals and a great story or two.

So here it is, On Friday November 25th from 7pm to midnight we’ll be having our annual Black Friday Sale.

For this sale we open up our back room and the foyer with over 50,000 comic books at $1.00 each. There will be new boxes from collections we have purchased and not got around to processing. (Mostly not in order, so get ready to hunt for those bargains.)

Also that night:

  • 20% off all Graphic Novels and Hardcovers
  • 50% off all Back Issues
  • 20% off the New Comic Wall
  • 20% off Statues and Action Figures and Pop Fun’s
  • Discount Graphic Novel Bins reduced to 75% off
  • 10% off EVERYTHING else in the shop. (you know, stuff that’s never on sale, like supplies and pub glasses)

And most importantly…
THE RAFFLES! The corner stone of keeping you in the shop longer than you’d like!

We’ll be raffling off 50 Graphic Novels at a rate of five every half hour starting at 7:30pm. (I just got great new Marvel Graphic Novel is specifically to raffle off, all highly recommended stories!)

You get a raffle ticket for every 10 dollars you spend and the tickets stay in there all night long. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! We also raffle off other special items throughout the night. Tickets are non transferable and you can win up to three times.

At midnight we raffle off a $100 gift certificate. You must also be present to win that. Lots of people head out for a few hours and return at midnight for a chance to win. (People shop, then shuttle back and forth between our shop and the Red Lantern every half hour for food and drinks.)

We’ll also provide snacks and pop during the night, and word is a couple of those drinks become adult beverages around 10 pm. (Or earlier if someone talks me into it.)

ADDITIONAL WEEKEND SALE

On a non comic book side note, I trimmed down my book collection at home and there will be 30 boxes of non comic book books in the back of the shop for $2.00 each. Books about music, punk rock, movies, television shows, any bizarre things that I’ve ever over researched though out my life. Come crawl around my brain and take a chunk out of it for $2. (seriously, 30 long boxes or stuff.) Maybe even some CD’s too. Digging through this stuff alone will take all night.

So if you’ve been thinking about making a trip to the shop from out of town, this is the night you’ve been waiting for!!!

2016-black-friday-fb-share_light-public-squareIn case you can’t make it to the event, we will have a scaled back sale all weekend, from shop open on Friday till shop close on Sunday night:

  • 10% of all Graphic Novels and Hardcovers
  • 50% off Back Issues
  • 10% off Statues and Actions Figures
  • The $1.00 books will be available in the foyer all weekend if you’d like to browse through them in a more mellow atmosphere.

Thanks as always for making us a part of your holiday shopping season!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family and get ready for …. Black Friday!!!

batman-thanksgiving

squaregraphic_lcsg16-300x300 Local Comic Shop Day is this Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

Modeled after Record Store Day, LCSD features exclusives items that are available only in brick and mortar independently owned comic book shops!

LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY

These items are extremely limited, and are available at 10 am on Saturday on a first come first serve basis!

Out of the 28 items available check them all out here we’re happy to report that we’re getting 25 different items.

Here’s a list of what we’re getting including quantities and prices:

  • LCSD 2016 DOLLFACE PRINT (1) $5.00
  • LCSD 2016 DOLLFACE #1 (5) $3.99
  • LCSD 2016 ROUGH RIDERS NATION #1 (15) $3.99 A really cool handbook with new content showcasing the Rough Riders from different decades.

rough-rider-lcsd

  • LCSD 2016 ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES ONE SHOT (2) $9.99
  • LCSD 2016 BLACK HOOD SEASON 2 #1 (MR) (5) $3.99
  • LCSD 2016 GODKILLER SECRET ITEM (2) $24.99 It’s a sweet vinyl lp soundtrack to the graphic novel.
  • LCSD 2016 GODKILLER DELUXE HC (3) $39.99
  • LCSD 2016 THE FOREVERS SECRET ITEM (5) $4.99 It’s an ashcan of extra material.
  • LCSD 2016 KIM AND KIM #1 (2) $3.99
  • LCSD 2016 DISCIPLES HC VOL 01 (MR) (5) $24.99
  • LCSD 2016 KLAUS HC LOCAL COMIC SHOP EXC (C: 0-1-2) (2) $34.99
  • LCSD 2016 WWE LTD ED BUNDLE (C: 0-1-2) (1) $49.99 Originally a San Diego Exclusive, available complete for the first time.
  • LCSD 2016 SERENITY NO POWER IN THE VERSE #1 VAR (19) $3.99 In case you just feel like picking up one book to celebrate the day.

serenity

  • LCSD 2016 DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION HC (8) $17.99

rebirth

  • LCSD 2016 TRANSFORMERS REVOLUTION #1 (5) $3.99
  • LCSD 2016 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA HC VOL 01 EXC (4) $39.99 Highly recommended by me, the first twelve issue of Kirkman’s other comic. If you want to walk away with a great indie story this is it.

outcast-hc

  • LCSD 2016 MOONSHINE #1 MILLER B&W EXC (10) $2.99
  • LCSD 2016 LYING CAT STATUE EXC (1) $100 We only got one! Right out of Saga with a limited edition black and white paint job.

lcsd-lying

  • LCSD 2016 NOW CHAMPIONS #1 NEAL ADAMS VAR (12) $4.99
  • LCSD 2016 DOCTOR STRANGE OATH EXCLUSIVE HC (8) $39.99 Remember we were hyping this story up last week? Well Marvel thought it would be a good book for the day too. Great story by Brain Vaughan of Saga.
  • LCSD 2016 THE TICK (ONE SHOT) (5) $4.99
  • LCSD 2016 RICK & MORTY #0 TREASURY ED (7) $14.99

rick-and-morty-t

  • LCSD 2016 INVADER ZIM #0 (8) $9.99 Lots of supplemental material. For completists.
  • LCSD 2016 HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 SEGOVIA VAR (3) $3.99
  • LCSD 2016 BLOODSHOT USA #1 (OF 4) FUSO VA (3) $3.99

With the purchase of any LCSD item, we’ll also throw in a free Captain America or Spider-Woman graphic novel. (We’ve had these things sitting around the shop for awhile, and we thought we’d use them to sweeten the pot a bit.)

The boys also have a box of comics to give away when you check out, so ask them for something cool and they’ll give you a couple free books based on what you’re buying and they’d think you’d like!

lcsdrgb_2-1Hot on the heals of LCSD is our longest running shop event, out Black Friday Midnight Sale!

BLACK FRIDAY

2016-black-friday-fb-share_shopping2Our Black Friday sale has become our longest running shop event now in it’s 21st year. (we’ve had this event since before Black Friday and Portland Riots were even invented.)

While it’s easily our biggest sale of the year, it has actually become sort of an anti Black Friday Event. We have our event from 7 pm to midnight on Friday evening, so that we are not a part of prying you away from your family during the holiday. Our goal is to provide a fun shopping experience and not some epic consumer battle. We also know that quite a few of our customers work retail themselves, and this late night event gives then a place to unwind and do some shopping themselves before heading home.

So here it is, On Friday November 25th from 7pm to midnight we’ll be having our annual Black Friday Sale.

For this sale we open up our back room and the foyer with over 50,000 comic books at $1.00 each. There will be new boxes from collections we have purchased and not got around to processing. (So have at it, diggers get the prize!)

Also that night:

  • 20% off all Graphic Novels and Hardcovers
  • 50% off all Back Issues
  • 20% off the New Comic Wall
  • 20% off Statues and Action Figures
  • Discount Graphic Novel Bins reduced to 75% off.
  • 10% off EVERYTHING else in the shop. (you know, stuff like supplies, pints glasses, everything!)
  • And most importantly…

THE RAFFLES! This has become the most popular part of the night.

We’ll be raffling off 50 hand picked Graphic Novels at a rate of 5 every half hour starting at 7:30 pm. You get a raffle ticket for every 10 dollars you spend and the tickets stay in there all night long. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! This greatly increases your chance of winning if you stick around. We also do other random raffles throughout the night when the energy is up! Tickets are non transferable and you can win up to three times.

At midnight we raffle off a $100 gift certificate. You must also be present to win that. Lots of people head out for a few hours and return at midnight for a chance to win. (Grab a beer at the Red Lantern!

We’ll provide snacks and pop during the night, and word is a couple of those drinks become adult beverages around 10 pm. (Or earlier if someone talks me into it.)

On a non comic book side note, I trimmed down my book collection at home and there will be 30 boxes of non comic book books in the back of the shop for $2.00 each. Books about music, punk rock, movies, television shows, any bizarre things that I’ve ever over researched though out my life. Come crawl around my brain and take a chunk out of it for $2. (seriously, 30 long boxes of stuff.) Maybe even some CD’s too.

So if you’ve been thinking about making a trip to the shop from out of town, this is the night you’ve been waiting for.

We will have sales all weekend from Friday to Sunday, but nothing as amazing as Friday Night. We’ll also keep the $1.00 bins out all weekend too, in case you can’t make it up for the event.

Thanks as always for making us a part of your holiday shopping season!

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