Here’s all the info on this year’s Holiday Party / Sale / and Fundraiser for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank!

Yes! Our in-person Holiday Party is back!

First up, let’s talk about our annual Art Show! For years we’ve been hosting an art show where local artists of all backgrounds create custom comic book covers that we display in the foyer attached to the shop. This year’s theme is “Spider-Verse,” and the show will run from Wednesday, December 14th, to Saturday, December 17th. Covers are won through a basket raffle system where one dollar gets you one ticket toward the cover of your choice. (You can also get a six-pack of tickets for five dollars.) All the money collected goes to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank , who has the incredible power to turn one dollar into four full meals for those in need! With your support over the years, we have helped them create well over 100,000 meals!

Some covers have already come in, and they are pretty awesome….

Art by Ron Hill

Art by Len Peralta

Art by CHOD

By request (and a little something we learned during the pandemic), we will post a gallery of the covers on Facebook on Friday evening, Dec 16th. You may then buy tickets remotely by calling a credit card at 216-252-0606 from 12 PM – 6 PM on Saturday. We will put the tickets toward the cover(s) that you want. Please have the numbers of the covers ready to go. We are only doing this on Saturday! (You can also just call in a donation and tell it to put the tickets into different baskets randomly.)

The art show has become one of the most important things we do each year, and the support we get from everyone is inspiring. Whether you’re an artist who creates a cover, or a customer who buys some tickets, it all becomes one big win for the community. We support the Cleveland Food Bank because they are beyond reproach, doing the work to help people that we can all get behind. Hungry people need access to good food.

From the beginning of the Art Show until Christmas Eve (12-14 to 12-24) we will also be having our holiday sale, featuring:

50% off all back issues (not including the wall books; unfortunately, we just bought a few collections and want to keep those keys coming out on the wall through the holidays.)

20% off all statues and action figures.

During this period, we will also bring the four textless 11×17 prints out that we had made, free with any purchase. They’re there till we run out, and this is our present to you.

The Art Show will culminate on Saturday, December 17th, when we pull the winners at the end of our Holidays Party that night. YES! The Holiday Party is back, and ALL are invited. We haven’t had the party since 2019, and we’re excited to get back at it again. We’ll close the shop at 7 pm as normal, only to reopen from 8 pm to 11 pm for the party. First up, everyone in attendance will get to use this coupon for 50% off ANY one item.

There will be One coupon per person which must be used at the party, with no exceptions. (Yes, you can use this coupon to buy a wall book at 50% off.)

Winston also feels generous this year, so the first 100 people in the door will get a free HeroCats graphic novel. (You can thank him for that.)

We will also have an open bar, as well as some light snacks that we’re still in the process of locking down. Macklin will be returning as our regular shop bartender, so while the drinks are free, please consider tipping. That’s what heroes do. They tip. There’s also a good chance Santa will be making and appearance as well. Last time we saw him he was riding around with Carol.

We also set up photo op areas, so be sure to wear your holiday finest. At 10:30 pm, we start to pull the winners to the covers, so be sure to get your tickets in early. You do not need to be present to win, but it sure is fun if you are! Winners take home their covers that night!

From our family to yours, thank you as always for your support with this event thoughout the entire year!

Hi Comic Shop Friends! It’s Holiday Party week, so we’re busy getting everything ready for Saturday night.

Thanks to everyone who submitted covers for our charity Art Show. We have 140 covers that you’ll be able to pick from for the raffle to benefit the Cleveland Food Bank. Art will be displayed starting tomorrow, Wednesday the 14th, through Saturday the 17th, and you can purchase raffle tickets starting tomorrow.

Our Holiday Party is 8 pm to 11 pm this Saturday, and during party hours you can get one item 50% off!

Also, starting today is our Holiday Sale! 50% off back issues (except wall books) and 20% off action figures and statues! This will run through December 24th, so you can pick up last minute gifts, or just treat yourself!

MARVEL COMICS

Tony Stark has lost his fame, his friends, and his wealth, but he still has one thing left to lose. His life. And the assassins coming after him are eager to help. Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Juan Frigeri give us the beginning of the end for Iron Man.

Monica Rambeau stars in her very own adventure from writer Eve L. Ewing and artists Luca Maresca and Ivan Fiorelli. Monica may have, as her dad says, “the burnout they were talking about on the radio.” Dealing with family drama, trying to be the MVP, and new adversaries leaves her with no time for herself. Maybe she just needs some space.

DC COMICS

The one-shot everyone is asking for! (Literally, people keep calling and asking if it’s out.) It’s Batman/Spawn from Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo! The two dark heroes find their paths crossing again, but what sinister foe is responsible for pitting them against each other?

Danger Street from Tom King and Jorge Fornes is a multi-character, multilayered crime drama maxiseries starring some of DC’s most obscure characters, reimagined. Starman, Metamorpho, and Warlord think they can summon Darkseid and defeat him to join the Justice League. Each person the heroes encounter plays a crucial role in the sprawling narrative, including the Creeper, the Green Team, and Manhunter.

SMALL PRESS

Only $1.99 for a new Image #1! Night Club from Mark Millar and Juanan Ramirez is a six-issue mini-series following 17-year-old Danny Garcia, aspiring YouTube star. When he ends up in the hospital after a stunt goes wrong, his life as a human ends, and his life as a vampire begins. Will he try to live a regular life with his mom and friends, or live in the shadows? Or does he use his new vampire powers for good? Bat!

From artist Lee Bermejo and writer Mattson Tomlin, A Vicious Circle is a new time travelling epic presented in a prestige oversized format. Shawn Thacker has a monster locked in his basement, and a secret past in the future. From 1950s Louisiana to the 22nd century, and any time past and future, Thacker must try to stop a rival with the same ability as his: travelling through time by taking a life.

The other Image #1 this week is Art Brut. Originally published under the title The Electric Sublime, this is the remastered, re-lettered version, presented with the original intended name. Working with the Bureau of Artistic Integrity, Arthur Brut and his sidekick, Manny, must dive into paintings to stop reality from crumbling. Written by W. Maxwell Prince with art by Martin Morazzo, each issue features a new Silver Age style back up story with Art Brut.

Happy Holidays Comic Shop Friends! We’re all making plans here at the shop for our Holiday Party on December 17th, 8 pm to 11 pm, and getting excited for the Art Show!

A reminder that your art is due by 5 pm on Sunday, December 11th, so we can get it all ready to display on the 14th. It will be up through the party, and we’ll draw raffle winners at 10 pm that night. Raffle tickets are $1 each and benefit the Cleveland Food Bank.

Everyone attending will be able to use this 50% off one-item coupon during party hours only!

Also, our Holiday Sale starts December 14th and runs through the 24th! 50% off back issues (except wall books)! 20% off statues and action figures!

MARVEL COMICS

New Miles Morales: Spider-Man series starts this week with writer Cody Ziglar and artist Federico Vicentini. Miles’ life as Spider-Man is a battle, balancing school, life, and superhero-ing, and he has always bounced back, but he’s reaching a breaking point. A new foe will change his life forever.

Moon Girl! Devil Dinosaur! Roller Derby! New all-ages Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur mini-series written by Jordan Ifueko with art by Alba Glez! Lunella Lafayette wants to help people, but now that her parents know she’s a superhero (and with hero-ing being illegal), she has to find a way to do it secretly. Her alibi organizing a derby team of other Inhuman kids, but one teammate may not be what they appear.

The two most famous clones, Ben Reilly and Madelyne Pryor are back to take what’s theirs in the Dark Web #1 one-shot from Zeb Wells and Adam Kubert. They’ve had enough, and Spider-Man and the X-Men aren’t ready for what’s coming when Ben and Madelyne (and Venom) reignite the Inferno!

DC COMICS

Dark Crisis: War Zone is an anthology one-shot with new perspectives on the various battles across Dark Crisis from the next generation members, such as Red Canary and the Flash Family, leading into Dark Crisis #7. Written by Matthew Rosenberg, Delilah S. Dawson, Jeremy Adams, Frank Tieri, and Stephanie Williams, with art by George Kambadais, Daniel Bayliss, Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan, and Serg Acuna.

DC has another facsimile this week: The Brave and the Bold #28. The first team-up of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, and Green Lantern as the Justice League of America, battling Starro the Conqueror!

SMALL PRESS COMICS

Abandoning Earth for a private sanctuary in space, the world’s wealthiest people aren’t as safe as they thought. There’s now been a grotesque murder, and Elise, a security liaison, is tasked with solving the crime. But after a second murder, she’s not sure who to investigate or who to trust, including herself. From the writer of Eat the Rich, Sarah Gailey, and artist Liana Kangas.

This new miniseries from Tim Seeley and Zulema Scotto Lavina is a dark mash-up of sci-fi and witchcraft. Which-Where is an android who works for the Marks family. When their daughter can’t be saved by science, and they tell Which-Where there’s nothing she can do to help; the android turns to magic. But of course, a deal with the devil has consequences, and now she is tasked with bringing escaped souls back to hell.

In the distant future, Earth is long gone, but alien parasites known as the Operators have preserved the most savage animals to harvest bodies for organic exosuits they use to fight endless wars. The habitat’s sole human specimen, called Helpless, is ignored, but when the efforts intensify to harvest an apex predator, they make a mistake in underestimating him. Artist Caspar Wijngaard and writer Alex Paknadel create a primal vision of humanity gone wrong.

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