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First off thanks for a great ‘Not Free Comic Day’ event!

We had a steady crowd all day, we stayed under the occupancy limits and the whole thing felt really comfortable. We hope everyone got some great deals and found some new stories. It was really awesome for us to see a lot of those small press comics find a good home. All in all I think we sold around 40 long boxes of comics over two days! We can now confidently head into the real FCBD on August 14th with enough funds to make it awesome. Zoe also got to work her first official shift at the comic shop and Carol even came out to watch over her. 

We will keep reassessing what Free Comic Book Day will look like as the restrictions lift, but for now we know it’s at least Free Comics, Chris Claremont and an Art Show. 

Now on to this week’s featured new releases!


Marvel has an ambitious project out front this month with the weekly Heroes Reborn seven issue mini series by the really strong team of Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness!

A call back to the event of the same name in the 90’s, the heroes we know do not exist and the Squadron Supreme are Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. (you know, Marvel’s rip off Justice League.)

But if you look closely our heroes are still there, they just don’t look anything like we remember them. Sort of like an “Age of Apoclypse” for the entire Marvel Universe. 

There will be some one shot tie in’s but for now we’re excited about the core weekly story!

We thought we’d give you a look at the cover of the third issue of Carnage Black White and Blood by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman. 

A new Star Wars story begins in War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha by Charles Soule and Steve McNiven (Civil War). 

Really beautiful book as Boba Fett has to deliver Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt and we learn what an ordeal that turned out to be. The whole big crossover starts with this one shot. 

If you’ve never read Thanos Quest before now’s your chance. 

The best $7.99 you’ll spend this month as you learn how Thanos got the Infinity Stones one by one from the Elders of the Universe before the Infinity Gauntlet was even a thing. Written by Jim Starlin with art by Rom LIm, this is an all time Marvel classic. A Plus stuff here. 


Batman #108 has gotten some major buzz, with a huge amount of people adding it to their files. 

The first appearance of Miracle Molly!

What’s not to love about the Tiny Titans Pet Club, featuring all the pet stories from the “classic” Art and Franco series. 

This is a great book for early readers!


We’ve got a few new additons to the “Try Something New and Independant” selection, starting with AWA and Garth Ennis’ Marjorie Finnegan Temporal Criminal #1. 

This key word here is Garth Ennis but imagine a time traveling Catwoman and you’ve kind of got the idea, except more fun. I’ve read it and it’s great. 

We’ve also got the first graphic novel from “We Only Find Them When They’re Dead” by Immortal Hulk’s Al Ewing. 

“Captain Malik and the crew of his spaceship are in search of the only resources that matter  – and can only be found by harvesting the giant corpses of alien gods that are found on the edge of human space. Now they see an opportunity to finally break free from this system: by being the first to find a living god.”

Only $9.99 too!

Lastly, the long awaited (like 35 years) Barry Winsor Smith “Monsters” hardcover is finally out. 

Not for eveyone, “The year is 1964. Bobby Bailey doesn’t realize he is about to fulfill his tragic destiny when he walks into a US Army recruitment office to join up. Close-mouthed, damaged, innocent, trying to forget a past and looking for a future, it turns out that Bailey is the perfect candidate for a secret U.S. government experimental program, an unholy continuation of a genetics program that was discovered in Nazi Germany nearly 20 years earlier in the waning days of World War II. Bailey’s only ally and protector, Sergeant McFarland, intervenes, which sets off a chain of cascading events that spin out of everyone’s control. As the titular monsters of the title multiply, becoming real and metaphorical, literal and ironic, the story reaches its emotional and moral reckoning.”

This book has been on the slate for as long as the shop has been around so to finally get to see it is a heck of a thing. 

That’s it for this week! Thank you again for being awesome!

The big new is that we’ve signed Chris Claremont to do a signing for Free Comic Book Day this year on it’s new date of Saturday, August 14th, 2021.


We’re not completely sure what FCBD will look like this year, but at this point you can count on Free Comics www.freecomicbookday.com and Claremont doing a signing from 10am to 7pm. First autograph is free in the spirit of the day, after that it’s $10 each, which is very reasonable. We’ll give you updates month to month but for now let’s just let that sink in for a moment! Big win!


This weekend we’ve got “NOT” Free Comic Book Day, in place of our usually event on May 1st and 2nd!

Let’s be honest, this is really just a cash grab to help us finance the real FCBD in August. Help us out! Stop in and spend some money! For the first time in our history we’ll be pulling ALL the books out of our storage locker at once for only $1.00 each. (50 cents each for 100 or more!) It’s just shy of 200 long boxes. These books will be in the shop we typically use for FCBD (17430 Lorain Ave, a 100 feet walk from the shop). In the main store we will have 50% off ALL back issues and 10% off EVERYTHING else in the shop! We will not be doing half off sales that often so make the most of it! We will also extend our Sunday hours to match our Saturday hours, so both days we’ll be open from 10am to 7pm. Moving all those boxes is a pain in the a$$ so we want everyone to have enough time to dig through them. There’s lots of indie stuff in there that you don’t get to see in the shop, so get your lists together and get ready to dig.


And now, here’s some quick featured books coming out this Wednesday, April 28th, 2021!

It’s about time Miles Morales got a big storyline, and it starts this week with the new Clone Saga in issue #25!

Original Marvels writer Kurt Busiek brings us a new ongoing series that will take us to all levels of the Marvel Universe.

The first issue of The Marvels brings us Captain America, Spider-Man, the Punisher, the Human Torch, Storm, the Black Cat, the Golden Age Vision, Aero, Iron Man and Thor, as well as some new characters!

Over at DC, Robin #1 is a projected as a hit with the first appearance of three new characters as Robin fights in the League of Lazarus Tournament to prove he’s the best fighter in the DCU.

One of my favorite titles this year is Batman Black and White, with some really fun and abstract Batman stories. Every issue has been great.

Lastly, in Crossover #6, Donny Cates finally pulls the first storyline to a fantastic climax. This is a great story that includes the hobby of collecting comics.

This is currently our best selling independent title!

There’s lots more fun stuff this week but we’re too busy moving boxes to talk about it! See you this weekend at the shop!

We’re only a little over a week away from our “Not” Free Comic Book Day event on May 1st and 2nd and we’ve got some new details to share with you!

First and foremost, this is not in any way a regular Free Comic Book Day, mostly because the comics are not free. There are no local artists or costumes, this is just a place holding event until August 14th, the day that FCBD has been moved to nationally. 

You can even see the books that will be available then here.

What will that FCBD look like? We don’t know yet, but we feel we’re heading in the right direction. We are working towards having Chris Claremont out but this is still in the planning stages. If it happens there will be an open autograph session for all the the 14th. We will likely have no more information on this until June 1st. The staff has told me that lots of people have been asking for additional details but at this point there are none. Please stay tuned until then for more information!

So what’s happening on May 1st and 2nd?!

We will be using the empty storefront we typically use for FCBD (17430 Lorain Ave, 100 feet from the shop headed towards Marc’s) to put ALL of our overstock fout at only $1.00 each. (50 cents each for 100 or more.) This is the first time we’ve been able to have all these books out at the same time. It’s just shy of 200 long boxes. Especially if you’re an indie fan, this is a really big deal. All the indie books we get from collections basically go right into the locker, since we don’t have room for them in the shop.Of course there will be Marvel and DC books as well. There’s lots of breathing room down there and we’ll even have a register. 

In the shop we will be offering:

  • 50% off all Back Issues.
  • 10% off Everything else.

Since back issues are at a premium right now the boys advised against the half off sale, but we’re going to do it anyway. Expect these half off sales to be very rare from here on out though and plan accordingly!

Since it’s a major pain in the a$$ to move all that overstock we want to make the most out of it, so we will be extending our hours on Sunday to match our hours on Saturday. Meaning that both storefronts will be open from 10am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday!

So yes, this whole thing is a blatent cash grab to help us fund the actual FBCD in August. Do your part to keep the machine moving forward, citizen!

It should be a fun weekend, because at the core of it all, we do love to sell you comic books!

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