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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!

We’ll jump right into it! Here’s the featured new releases for Wednesday, April 14th, 2021!

MARVEL COMICS

Chip Zdarsky has been writing some cool stuff lately, and he’s proven his knowledge of Marvel history with books like Spiderman Life Story. This week he starts a new four issue mini series where we see what would have happened if Peter never gave up the black suit and became Venom!

Guardians of the Galaxy #13 debuts an all new line up and a new artist, with a story by Immortal Hulk’s Al Ewing!

DC COMICS

Over on the DC side, Tom Taylor begins a new five issue mini series with Batman The Detective #1

Bruce heads over to Europe with artwork by Andy Kubert!

Joker’s new series continues in issue #2 as James Gordon plans to hunt down and kill the Joker once and for all. 

The Super Sons are back in a new seven issue mini series by Peter J. Tomasi.

INDIE COMICS

The big indie book this week is Locke and Key Sandman Hell and Gone #1, and yup, Neil Gaiman is writing this book with Steven King’s son Joe Hill. 

On the indie front we’ve got Home #1 from Image Comics.

“When a young boy is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border, something begins to change in him, and it isn’t just the trauma, anxiety, and guilt you’d expect. He doesn’t know it yet, but it’s the onset of superhuman abilities that will change his life forever.”

One we were excited about but apprently has a misprint is Jenny Zero #1.

“Meet Jenny Tetsuo, the hard drinkin’, hard partyin’ daughter of beloved superhero, Mega Commander Zero. After washing out as the military’s top kaiju killer, “Jenny Zero” now lives the celebutante life with her hotel heiress and publicist best friend, Dana Sheraton. But when the massive creatures return, Jenny must decide if she can sober up and save the world!” Sounds great!

KIDS COMICS

We’ve got a couple for the kids too!

The Batman and Scooby Doo Mysteries have the crew going back in time to Batman’s year one era to find his missing purple gloves!

Summer Adventure for Groot is another one of those excellent bedtime books for kids, we sell a ton of these! 

NOT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Lastly, keep your calendar marked for “Not Free Comic Book Day” on May 1st and 2nd. (you know, the first Saturday in May.) 

In case we weren’t clear this is not a full scale FCBD event, it’s just a big sale where we use an extra storefront to pull all the books out of our strorage locker and back room for only $1.00 each. (50 cents for 100 or more.) This is the first time we’ve pulled EVERYTHING out at once so get your lists ready. We’ll also have an in store sale that has yet to be determined. We will work towards having our full FCBD event on August 14th when the rest of the world is trying to get it together as well. 

That’s it for this week! Thanks everyone!

We’ve got some great news! We are again in talks with Chris Claremont to have him come out for Free Comic Book Day on August 14th, the new offical date for the event! Hopefully things will shape up enough by then for this to become a reality. We will keep at it and hope for the best!

So what are we going to do this year on that first Saturday in May in lieu of Free Comic Book Day? Get ready for…

NOT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Not Free Comic Book Day will be an historic ‘event’ where (for the first time in our history) we will pull ALL the books out of our back room and storage locker and put them in the extra storefront (the one we usually use for FCBD 100 feet from the shop) at only $1.00 each. (50 cents each for 100 or more!) It’s got to be around 200 long boxes with a range of Marvel, DC and Independant. (especially independant, as these books are never stocked in the shop. We’ll even do this on Sunday May 2nd and we’re even rolling around the idea of a sneak peak on Friday night from 8pm to 11pm. There will also be an associated sale in our regular storefront which we have yet to define. So mark your calendars! 

On to our featured new releases!

MARVEL COMICS

King in Black finishes up this week with issue #5!

We’ve also got a new issue of Venom to tie in to and compliment the story!

Avengers #44 will finally reveal who the next host for the Phoenix Force will be!

Both new Star Wars High Republic issues come out this week, High Republic #4 and High Republic Adventures #3. 

DC COMICS

Over at DC there’s a new Green Lantern #1, featuring John Stewart and Keli Quintela and her Green Gauntlet!

Future State Batman Tim Fox continues his adventures in The Next Batman Second Son #1 written by John Ridley.

INDIE COMICS

At the top of out indie pile is Gieger, by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank!

“Who are the scavengers of a dying earth? GEIGER is set in the years since a nuclear war ravaged the planet, desperate outlaws battle for survival in a world of radioactive chaos. Out past the poisoned wasteland lives a man even the Nightcrawlers and Organ People fear. Some name him Joe Glow, others call him The Meltdown Man. But his name… is Geiger.” You know, the guys that did Doomsday Clock!

We’re also excited for yet another horror anthology from Image in the vein of Ice Cream Man and Haha. (except this one is by Chip Zdarsky!)

“Each issue will tell a tale of terror in a shared supernatural world. The story starts in 1978 with a failing rock band whose fortune suddenly changes when they find the mysterious Silver Coin. Little do they know that fame comes with a cost, and a curse is always hungry.”

Also being added to our “Try Something New and Independant” section, volume one of the Seven Secrets graphic novels by Tom Taylor.

“For centuries, the Order has trusted in Keepers and Holders to guard the Secrets in seven briefcases against all harm but when their stronghold is attacked and the secrets put in peril, the entire Order must face an enemy who knows too much…”

For fans of Magic the Gathering, Boom Studios have taken over the property and releases a new #1. 

Lastly, for our courageous young readers out there, Dear Super Villains is sure to be hit as young kids write letters to Super Villians to ask them importatn questions about life. 

That’s it everyone! At this point we are working our way through pricing four new collections, so be sure to dig through the new back issue bins every week, we fill them daily!

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