Hey everyone! John here with a quick recap of this weekend!

All weekend long will be our Black Friday Sale! These are the hours we will be open:

  • Friday: 12-8pm
  • Saturday: 10-7pm
  • Sunday: 12-5pm

We no longer have the late-night event on Fridays due to supply issues getting the graphic novels we would usually use as raffle prizes.

We do, however, have a surprise for everyone!

So, as a special bonus for shopping with us this weekend, we took four of our most popular 11×17 lithographs and reprinted them without any text. All four have elements of Cleveland hidden in them. See Spider-Man getting his alien symbiote from Secret Wars #8 in the Flats! Watch Wolverine cut his way through the Hellfire Club in X-Men #133 on East 4th Street! Observe Scott and Jean’s final showdown from X-Men #137 in Public Square! Witness Phoenix rises from the flames in X-Men #101 above Lake Erie! These four prints are FREE with any purchase all weekend long! (We will also be giving them away at Genghis Con as well.) This is our way of reminding everyone to #ShopSmall this holiday season!

This weekend’s sales include:

  • 50% off back issues!
  • 20% off statues and action figures!
  • 10% off everything else in the shop!

We also have the foyer filled with overstock at only 50 cents each, no minimum is necessary to get the 50-cent rate this time! This may be the last time you get to dig through some of these books because we need to liquidate them to make room for more inventory. Make the most out of this opportunity!

Saturday is Small Business Saturday, and one of the best things you can do for any small business you love is to give them a shout-out on the day on social media!

Be sure to #shopsmall on Saturday, even if it’s not with us!

Our sale will continue on Sunday, and we will also be set up at Genghis Con!

This is also a great place to pick up a blank cover for our holiday art show to benefit the Cleveland Food Bank! More info on that here!

Oh yeah, check out these great staff pictures by Laura Wimbels! This is the crew that is there for you all year long to help you fill your comic book needs!

Lastly, and most importantly, our heart goes out to the family our my fellow Cleveland Firefighter Johnny Tetrick.

He was everything you’re hearing about, a good friend and father with an incredible work ethic. I try to make sure I’m in my shop on Small Business Saturday, but this year I’ll be down at his funeral, paying my respects with my brothers. Everyone, please, give emergency workers on the highway some working room now and forever.

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and we hope to see you this weekend at the shop.

It’s that time of year, and we have an art show theme again!

This year’s Holiday Art Show to benefit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is ….. “Spider-Verse!”

Here’s how you participate! Stop by the shop and pick up a blank comic cover from us. They are free of charge and you can do two if you like. Please complete the cover with any medium you choose. (This includes digital! Many people now print their art out on cardstock and glue it to the book’s cover.) Give us your rendition of an alternative universe Spider-Man (or woman!) The artwork must be turned in by Sunday, December 11th at 5 pm. Please keep artwork to the front of the cover only, we only have the ability to display them this way. When you stop by to pick up a cover, please connect with an employee so they can take down your contact information. We also use this info to promote you after the event through a Facebook Gallery of all the artwork! Artwork is displayed from December 14th to the 17th and won through a basket raffle system where one dollar gets you one ticket towards the cover(s) of your choice. Winners will be drawn live at our Holiday Party on the night of the 17th, all are welcome! This is your chance to turn your artistic skills into food for those in need during the holidays! This can be the one thing you do to help others during the holidays! Please share this info with any artist friends you may have!

Here’s a look at a few covers from previous events…

by Dee Piotrowski!

by Craig Worrell

by Tim Switalski

Last year, through their incredible ability to turn one dollar into four full meals, our community helped the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to create 17,704 meals! That brought our lifetime event total to 115,708! Thank you all so much for the support over the years, both by creating art and showing up to look at it!

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION

As you just read, we are committed to having our Holiday Customer Appreciation Party again this year for the first time since 2019. We’ll keep you posted on that but for now, just save the date for December 17th from 8 pm to 11 pm. (every year, we give attendees a coupon good for 50% off any one item to use at the party!)

On to November events! First up is Late Night Comics on Thursday, November 17th, from 8 pm to midnight! We’ll be pulling all the small press out of the back room and storage locker for this one, about 70 long boxes!

 Everything is 50 cents each (no minimum required), and there will be some incredible deals in there! Boxes may be stacked, and you may have to dig, but we might put some overflow in the foyer for the night for easier browsing! We will also have 50% off all back issues, as in the past! Word of the street is that there’s a 90% chance that Jim Rugg from Cartoonist Kayfabe will be coming up from Pittsburgh to do some dollar diving as well. The Cartoonist Kayfabe is our shop’s favorite comic book podcast that Jim hosts with Ed Piskor from Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men Grand Design. Jim is the creator behind Hulk Grand Design!

We’ll be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24th, so the staff can spend time with their families and friends!

Friday, November 25th, begins our big Black Friday Weekend Sale, lasting till Sunday!

We’ll have 50% off back issues all weekend long, 20% off all statues and action figures, and 10% off everything else in the shop. We will also fill the foyer with dollar stock, Marvel, and DC this time, so the selection will be completely different than at late-night comics! Dollar stock this time is $1.00 each or 50 cents each for 100 or more!

Our sale continues on Saturday, but it’s worth noting that it’s also Small Business Saturday and a great day to shop locally at your favorite stores to sure your support. (Even if it’s not us!) Shop Small and feed the cat!

Finally, we will also be setting up at Genghis-CON this year on Sunday, November 27th, and running the final day of the Black Friday Weekend Sale.

Genghis-Con is the Cleveland area’s premier small press and independent comic convention. We are proud sponsors of the event and will also be setting up this year. Be a cool Clevelander and come and check out your local comic art scene.

That’s all we’ve got for now, but we always keep a few surprises up our sleeve. Stay tuned!

Happy Thanksgiving, Comic Shop Friends! We’ll be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving. This is my second favorite holiday because I love a day of feasting and watching the MST3K Turkey Day Marathon.

Our Black Friday weekend sale is this weekend! Friday the 25th through Sunday the 27th, we’re doing 50% off all back issues, 20% off statues and action figures, and 10% off everything else! And the foyer will be filled with Marvel and DC $1.00 stock!

Also, on Sunday the 27th, Ben will be set up at Genghis Con from 12 pm to 5 pm! Stop by to check out a bunch of local artists and creators!

This year’s Holiday Art Show theme is Spider-Verse! We have the sign-up sheet and blank covers out for you to pick up now, and the art is due back by Sunday, December 11th. The art will be on display Wednesday, December 14th, through Saturday, December 17th, and winners will be pulled at the Holiday Party on the 17th. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 a ticket or six tickets for $5, benefiting the Cleveland Food Bank.

More info can be found here!

I also wanted to give everyone another reminder that we are able to text you when your special or standing orders are in. This is the fastest way to be notified, so if you’d like to switch over to text notifications, just let us know!

It’s not a huge week this week, but we have new action figures and trades on the table to start off your holiday shopping, and the Local Comic Shop Day variants are here!

MARVEL COMICS

Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise #1 from writer/artist Tradd Moore is like a psychedelic fever dream. Doctor Strange awakes in a world that is not his, surrounded by danger and deadly horrors. How else to describe this? Just check it out and let it wash over you. I’ll have to read it again to really take in the details.

Marvel has a new ongoing Star Wars: Yoda series written by Cavan Scott with art by Nico Leon. In the swamps of Dagobah, Yoda is all but forgotten and living in exile, but when he hears a familiar voice, he must revisit the lessons he’s given in the past. This is the start of the first of three story arcs, covering the days of the High Republic to the Clone Wars, and follows Yoda as he responds to a plea for help received by the Jedi Council.

The Star Wars: Revelations one-shot is also out this week, written by Marc Guggenheim and featuring a team of artists: Salvador Larroca, Pere Perez, Emma Kubert, Wayne Faucher, Justin Mason, and Paul Fry. Amid Hidden Empire, Lady Qi’ra and the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate plot to destroy the Sith and seize power from the Empire. Witness the next step in the legacy of Star Wars.

DC COMICS

It’s Damian Wayne vs. The Darkness in the Dark Crisis: Dark Army one-shot written by Mark Waid, Delilah S. Dawson, and Dennis Culver, with art by Freddie E. Williams II, and Jack Herbert. Damian Wayne thinks he has an answer as to why Pariah is able to control the most dangerous cosmic villains of the Multiverse. He builds a team, including Red Canary and Dr. Light, to stop them. This Dark Crisis tie-in has direct connections to the present and future of the DCU, and continues in Dark Crisis: War Zone and issue #7 of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths.

SMALL PRESS COMICS

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 is an epic 30-page story set in a post-apocalyptic, garbage-filled world ravaged by environmental catastrophe. Maceo is hidden away in a trap-filled tower. Mezzy is surviving out on the water. They meet, and their lives will not be the same. This trilogy, created by Jason Aaron with three unique artistic partners, first being Alexandre Tefenkgi, is a tale of the end of the world that is both brutal and whimsical.

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