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It’s that time of year again! Winston World is our annual sale timed to coincide with that other thing that’s going on downtown.

Winston World is incredibly simple.

From Saturday February 29 to Sunday March 8th you will get:

  • 50% off all back issues
  • 10% off everything else in the shop. (Yes everything.)

We will be setting up at Wizard World this year, so we decided to start the sale a week early so that you can dig through the Silver Age comics for 50% off before we move them to the show on Thurday March 5th. We want you to get first crack at them, so please be sure to come in before the 5th if that’s what you’re into!

If you want to see us at that “other thing’ we’ll be at booth number 330. Stop by and say hi, we’ll likely need the moral support.

We’re actually launching the Wizard World in the tackiest way possible. On Friday February 28th we’ll be going Live on our Facebook site to open up some blind box cat hats, to see what Winston gets to wear during the week.

It’s not like we’re going to jam him into one of the hats on the spot so the APL hunts us down, but to be fair, this is a cat who enjoys a good cosplay.

Honestly, we’re all really hoping for the banana hat.

This Saturday I’ll also be going across town to set up at Lake Erie Ink’s Comicon for Kids, an all day workshop to help kids create their own comics.

They get a great turnout and we’ll be over their handing out free stuff to participants and providing some old school dollar bins for the kids to dig through on their breaks. More info on the here!

Alright, we hope to see you in some capacity or another over the next week, till then, MAKE MINE WINSTON!

Winston World 2020 at CNJComics

Just a quick email this week as I’m on the road at the ComicsPro meeting in Portland Oregon!

First up, Wolverine is back in his own ongoing series!

With the Mutant Island established what does Wolverine do when he’s….happy?

Art by Adam Kubert and featuring the return of Omega Red.

This week we had some speculator issues.  We’re happy to say that everyone who has it on their file will get a copy of Batman #89, and at cover price too. It’s going for $30-$40 dollars online and features the first appearance of Punchline, the Joker’s new sidekick. (So essentially the new Harley.)

We have no copies hitting the table as they have been scooped up with preorders. Second prints are on the way.

To be clear, we will never charge you more for a (non ratio) new comic.

This is also a good time to put in a commercial for starting a file. All you need to do is have five books held every month and pick them up once a month and you get 10% off ALL your new comic purchases. You need never miss a comic again! Just ask at the counter to set one up.

We do appreciate that some regulars don’t want to start a file, and it does suck when you can’t get a book that you want because they get sucked up. Ah, comic books.

We also have one more speculator book this week, Flash Forward #6, where Wally West becomes the new Metron who they’re saying is the DCU’s Dr Manhatten.

There was some lead time on this info so we do have copies on the table as of Wednesday morning.

There’s also two great DC Black Label books continuting this week, Wonder Woman Dead Earth #2 and Joker Killer Smile #3.

Oh yeah, and Archie meets the B-52’s!

Lastly, mark you calander for Winston World and a week of half off back issues and 10% off everything else in the shop from 2-29 to 3-8 to coincide with Wizard World downtown!

This week we’ve decided to give you a run down on the upcoming events that we’ll be involved in over the next few months!

Book Club!

February starts off with our Doomsday Clock / Watchmen TV Series Book Club this Thursday from 8 pm to 9:30 pm!

Hosted by Valentino Luca Zullo and our own Rafael Calzada, we’ll be covering the Watchmen sequels both in print and on tv. (We may even talk about how Alan Moore feels about it all.)

If you’d like a really great recap of the shows after you’ve watched them, ScreenCrush’s videos really helped me see alot of stuff I never knew was there.

Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 14th is obviously Valentine’s Day, and no matter where you are relationship wise, you can always stop in the shop and get a little love from us.

Every year we let customers pull a Valentine from our box with your purchase, and each one gives you discounts, free stuff, you know, LOVE.

Stop by the shop on the day and see what you get.


After that I’ll be headed out to Portland Oregon for the yearly ComicsPro meeting, where we establish relationships with publishers, distributors, creators and other retailers that we use all year long to provide you with the best comic book shop experience possible. I’m even on the Board of Directors!

Here’s what the meeting schedule looks like if you’re interested. I’ll even be taking Ben out there for the first time.

The Cons, Big and Small

Once we get back, we’ll be setting up at Lake Erie Ink’s Comicon for Kids on the East Side on Saturday, February 29th.

In it’s eighth year, this is a convention to help kids create their own comic books and learn from local creators.

Here’s some more info on that, it’s a great space for ages 8-18!

We’ll be there mostly to hand out free stuff to attendees to show our support, but we’ll also bring some cheap dollar stock so the kids can get the feel of digging through bins at a convention.

Then it’s time for Wizard World Cleveland, which also means it’s time for Winston World in the shop.

Wizard World is from Friday March 6th till Sunday March 8th. We WILL be going down there this year and setting up a booth. Since we’ll be taking most of the Silver Age down there with us Winston World (our yearly sale to coincide with that other thing.) will start a week early this year and run from Saturday February 29th to Sunday March 8th. During this time you can get 50% off all back issues as well as 10% off everything else in the shop! Be advised that the Silver Age will only be in the shop from 2-29 till end of day on the 5th. This should give you plenty of time to get what you’re looking for before we take it down for the masses.

To be clear, we want you to get first crack at it. So says the cat..

In April, Jim and I will be going down to Orlando for the Diamond Retailer Summit. (As well as sneaking off to Galaxy’s Edge for a day. Shhhhhhhhhh….)

Free Comic Book Day

Then it’s time for Free Comic Book Day. Get ready for this one, because we’ve got Chris Claremont coming out this year!

Contracts have been signed, plane tickets have been purchased (the first time I’ve ever bought a first class ticket in my life actually) and we’re even listed on Chris’s website.

Here’s a great video on Chris to get you as excited as we are.

Our second book club in April will likely be on Claremont’s X-Men run, with an emphasis on the Dark Phoenix Saga. We’ll host this before his FCBD appearance to get everybody jazzed up and ready.

The best part of it is not just the visit, but the chance to show him how CNJComics throws a FCBD.

To quote the Joker, “Wait’ll he gets a load of us.”

At this point, we’re not sure how the Friday Night part of the event will go down, but we do know that all day on Satuday from 10 am to 6 pm he will be available to all, signing autographs and meeting his fans. In the spirit of FCBD, the first autograph is free, then it’s $10 each after that. We’re more excited for everyone to get a chance to meet this legend in our industry. To say that we have alot of other exciting things planned for FCBD would be an understatement. 😉 I’ve been working on this one since last year’s ended.

Okay! That’s the plan, so let’s see if we can make all that stuff actually happen. Let’s go 2020!

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