Here we go! 

For Valentine’s Day this year we’ll be offering 50% off all back issues from Thursday, February 14th to Saturday, February 16th!

This is our VALENTINE to YOU! 

VALENTINE’S WEEKEND SALE

This will be a big one for many reasons. 

  1. According to Jim, all of the DC’s have been refilled with everything we’ve got. This is a project that has taken almost a year. There are actually four boxes of DC stuff that will be on the side because they don’t fit in with the rest of the stock, it’s full to the brim.  
  2. We still have lots of key back issues up, and they will absolutely by 50% off as well. 
  3. Over the holidays we processed three collections and they keys went up right away, now we’ve got some of the good common stock going out. 
  4. We’re putting out some new dollar stock as well.
  5. It’s Valentine’s Day and your significant other should understand that this is what YOU need to do during the holiday, not a romantic dinner. That you love going through back issues and getting a bargain. As a matter of fact, they should get you a gift certificate and send you off to the shop.

Anyway, the fact the back issues are making a comeback has made life at the shop pretty fun. We love back issues! 

On a side note, things went great at Facebook HQ last week.

I got to be on a panel, met some great people, and feel very supported in our future endeavors. In a nutshell, we were there to talk about how a 2,000 square foot business can host a free event that brings in over 3,000 people annually, i.e. Free Comic Book Day. The answer was to find people doing awesome things and give them support, period. They liked that we used their platform to bring people together in the real world. We expressed that Facebook is only a way to show the hard work you’ve done, not to replace it. I talked about the differences between Iron Man and Captain America’s worldviews, and how we apply them to social media. That Iron Man’s belief is that the end justifies the means, that if you have a great event, good attendance, decent sales, money collected for charity, that it doesn’t matter how you got there. We’re of the Captain America mindset, that how you behave every step of the way is more important than the end results. Everyone’s watching, so make sure that your business aligns with what you say your core values are, and as long as you stick to your principles you’ll do well on social media. We also stressed the most important part of Social Media, to have fun.

On that note, here’s one more Valentine for you! A Billy Ray Valentine!

(Did anyone get that one? Anyone?)

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Before we begin, here’s a quick shout out for our “WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS” Valentine’s Sale!

A big part of it is that we’ve been refilling the back issues at such a rapid rate that they’re full. Like to the brim. So we’ve got to stimulate some sales and that means…

50% off ALL Back issues from February 14th to the 16th!

We were going to wait until Wizard World Cleveland, but from looking at their website we can’t even tell if it’s happening or not. No guest list yet? What?

We bought three large collections at the end of last year, and all anyone has really seen are the big ticket books, we’re now finally going through and refilling the common stock. This is also creating some new dollar stock, as some people know from having to enjoy going through them already.

The 14th is also a pretty big day for me as it will be my 25th anniversary serving with the fire department. So yeah, let’s do three days of back issues.

NEW RELEASES

Alright, now on to this week’s new releases.

The big one this week is Chip Zdarsky’s new Daredevil #1.

If you’ve enjoyed the third (and best?) season of Daredevil (definitely the last) on Netflix you can enjoy hopping on here. Chip is great writing with a nod to classic characters and dynamics.

The X-Men have been stripped down to just Cyclops and Wolverine with another oversized issue of Uncanny X-Men, #11.

Here’s the Rob Liefeld variant cover to piss you off artistically.

Whether you follow the new Age of X-Man titles or just stick with this one, they’ll likely both come to a head in a few months. I have no opinion on the matter but yeah I’ll give this one a try to see Logan and Scott try to get along.

Captain Marvel is a little over a month away, and each trailer looks better and better, though Brie Larson still comes off a little clunky. The super bowl trailer was okay, but I enjoy this one more:

February starts the Marvel True Believer Reprints of Classic Carol Danvers material, so look for these great one dollar reprints all month to catch up on her history.

We also have a guide to Captain Marvel Graphic Novels you can have for free,  just ask at the counter!

Batman will be in another four-part cross over with the Flash starting this week in Batman #64, as the two go at it over Batman’s role in creating Sanctuary, which resulted in Wally’s Death.

“The Price” will jump back in forth between both titles and spins out of Heroes In Crisis.

If you enjoyed Young Justice, be sure to add it to your file. Bendis is curating a whole ‘tweenish’ line a DC but it definitely has adult appeal.

Other titles in his Wonder Line include last week’s Naomi (also by Bendis) and the upcoming Wonder Twins (!) and Dial H for Hero.

This week I cleaned up our Facebook Page and removed some of the old photo galleries. This was bittersweet as it was a great trip down memory lane and I really amazing reminder of how long everyone has been around. We kept a lot of them up and if you ever want to see more about our history, here you go!

I will be attending and speaking at the Facebook Community Summit this week in Menlo Park, and my gratitude for all the support you’ve given us over this years is off the charts.

Thank you thank you thank you.

It’s a fifth Wednesday of the month, which typically means a smaller week filled with one-shots, annuals, and mini-series. 

We’ve also got some pretty fun new kids books too. 

Here are the featured new releases for Wednesday, January 30th, 2019!

The X-Men Universe has been reset, and we’ll have a look at what’s to come in the Age of X-Man Alpha One Shot, pointing the way to next month’s multiple mini-series. 

Somehow, using Marvel math, Doctor Strange has his 400th issue this week, even though it’s numbered 10. 

Extra size issue with art by classic artists like Nowlan, Guice, and Acuna. 

Detective is on the way to its 1000th issue, and #997 is out this week. 

This is more of a call out to get your Detective #1000 orders in. Just like with Action #1000, there will be decades variants, and you can get what you’d like in your file if you just ask! Check this out for images!

One of the best DC books out there right now is Heroes in Crisis, and it’s more than a bit depressing. A good story is a good story though. Highly recommended. 

If you’re not already on board it’s a Superhero PTSD story by Tom King. 

We’ve also got a handful of great new kids books in, for bedtime and teaching about super heroes. 

Be Brave Like Batman is a great book for helping kids 3-7 deal with their fears. (Hey, I have two of those! Kids 3-7, that is.)

We also have Family is a Superpower, from Michael Dahl, who writes my favorite kids superhero books like Be a Star Wonder Woman and Goodnight Batman. 

The greatest resource a superhero has is their support system of friends and family, which look alot like yours.

Lastly is a Big Book of Superhero Bedtime Stories, which are great to wind the kids down before bed.

The staff wanted to make sure I let everyone know that we will be open no matter what happens with the weather, so sneak out, grab a couple books then run back home and dig into your new reads. 

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