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.
a quick email this week as I’m on the road at the ComicsPro meeting in Portland
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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
Then it’s time for
Wizard World Cleveland, which also means it’s time for Winston World in the
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!
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!