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The countdown to Free Comic Book Day has begun and another of our traditions is the yearly FCBD VIP Raffle!


Visit the shop between Tuesday April 25 and Monday May 1st and you will receive a raffle slip for every regularly priced graphic novel that you buy. There is no limit to the amount of times you can enter, you get a slip with every book you purchase. Winners will be drawn when we close down the shop on Monday May 1st; you do not need to be present to win. We will pull two winners. Each winner also gets to pick a friend to share in the VIP treatment!

VIP Winners receive:

  • Two swanky FCBD VIP Lanyards so everyone knows who you are.
  • Two full sets of all 50 FCBD books.
  • A Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus filled with the greatest Marvel stories of the last 75 years. ($100 value)
  • Two personally autographed FCBD lithographs.
  • VIP photos taken by our amazing photographers.
  • Two autographed Iron Man graphic novels by guest Marc Sumerak.
  • Two autographed Lake Erie Monster comics by Jake Kelly and John Greiner.
  • Be the first to try the FCBD custom beers at the night event. (must be 21 or older.)
  • Other things we decide to throw in the bag at the last minute to surprise you. (It’s not fun to know everything.)
  • Basically you get to enjoy every aspect of Free Comic Book Day without ever having to wait in line for anything.

Is that worth buying an extra graphic novel of two for a chance to throw your hat into the ring? Absolutely. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s an AMAZING week at the comic shop, as the big two debut their new storylines on the same day! (we save all caps for when things are really important.)

Marvel’s Secret Empire and DC’s ‘The Button” give you two reasons to run to your local comic shop!

Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, April 19th, 2017!.


Earlier this month Marvel revealed it’s plans for the year to a select group of comic book retailers. I was lucky enough to be chosen and even had to sign a non disclosure agreement. I can tell you that as a lifelong Marvel Zombie, every one is going to be very excited about how this year plays out. For reals. Expect to see the return of the classic elements and characters that have always ‘Made Mine Marvel.’

This all begins with Secret Empire #0.

Earlier this year there was controversy over Steve Rogers being revealed as an agent of HYDRA. What you really have is a hero with pure intentions who cares about the future of America and believes he is doing the right thing. In this issue he steps out from behind the curtain and reveals his affiliation to the world. HAIL HYDRA! (A gag we’ve been running for years now.) It is not a throw away zero issue! Great read with a lot happening and artwork by Daniel Acuna. Forget the disappointing big events of the past few years, I’m all in on this one. Read the rest of this entry »

Our third annual Winston World Sale is coming to Cleveland from March 17th – 19th at Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop.

We legitimately can’t afford to set up at Wizard World, so we’re hosting our yearly sale that same weekend, and passing those saving on to YOU!

We do like attending Wizard World, and both the staff and my family will be going down to check things out, however…


  • 50% off back issues.
  • 20% off graphic novels
  • 75% off discount graphic novel bins
  • 10% off action figures and statues
  • 10% off everything else in the shop (yes, that includes supplies, which we never typically discount because they weigh too much.)

You save money by just walking in the door!

We’ve also created a sticker to celebrate this incredible occasion and the fact that Winston World starts on St. Pat’s Day this year! (In case you didn’t know, Kamm’s Corner’s becomes the O.K. Corral on St Pat’s. So you can pick up some comics and dip into our ‘Green Mile’ bar scene.)

This sticker if free with any purchase starting…NOW!

Be sure to follow Winston’s bonehead adventures on Instagram @ComicCatWinston !

Wizard World was stand up enough to allow us to grant weekend passes to four outstanding families in our community! (this will be announced next week.)

They would like me to remind everyone: Each adult admission purchased entitles you to two (2) free children’s admissions for children 10 and under.

The winner of out In-Store ticket raffle was Jim Rollins, and the winner of our online like/share tickets was Josh Fekete!

We also have a code they gave us for 10% off tickets, but we found a better one for 20% off. Use ‘RITCHIE’ when checking out and buying tickets. (Thanks to Jeff Ritchie for the updated code.)

This Saturday we’ll be attending the Cleveland Concoction at the Airport Sheraton!.

As per organizer Stan Paulson:

“If you’ve never been to ConCoction before, people often wonder — what kind of Con are we? We’re an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, fan-run convention that mixes and mashes different flavors of fantasy, sci-fi, pop culture, literature, film, comics, music, gaming (and just about anything else we can fit in the blender) in order to create a unique ConCoction experience each year. We have creative vendors, but we’re not a big commercial con. We have wonderful artists, but we’re not a comic con. We have amazing cosplayers, but we’re not an anime con. We have many fine writers, but we’re not a literature con. We have lyrical musicians, but we’re not a big filk fest. We have tons of gaming, but we’re not a (strictly) gaming con. We have wall-to-wall panels, but we’re not a professional development con. We’re none of those, and all of those, rolled into a weekend-long Adventure! We keep it kid friendly during the day, and adult friendly at night. In short, where others specialize, we follow the advice of Robert Heinlein and do a little bit of everything. We change things. We adapt. We try to make it better every year. We hope that this lets you, dear fans, come and share not just the things you love most, but perhaps find new and interesting aspects of fandom you haven’t come across before. Let you fan flags fly, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!”

This convention runs March 10th-12th, with rooms available so you don’t have to leave the premises. Here’s all the info.

We’ll be attending on Saturday with a photo booth and a table, as well as hanging out all night as a staff to check things out.

Remember, it’s never too early to start thinking about Free Comic Book Day!

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