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Yup, there are no new comics, and there won’t be for a little bit. (Sort of for the best, as we’re shuttered till May 1st anyway)

So, what else is going on?

We hope you’re taking care of your self and staying safe. That’s the most important thing.

If you’re okay, then let’s talk about the shop!

Our first Facebook Live Sale was a success on many levels. We sold 90% of the books we listed by the end of the sale, which also included a gallery we posted on Facebook of the books remaining after the live sale. It also felt like hanging out in the shop on a Wednesday. The support from everyone was incredible, and with the sales we are able to keep Ben and Jim around full time with the medical they hopefully do not need for three more weeks. I said it before but it bares repeating, I will not take a salary out of the store until we open again to the public. So this week’s Facebook Live Sale is to pay the rent, and by rent I mean rent and utilities. 6 pm to 7:30 pm on Monday April 6th!

I guess everybody dug me babbling about old Marvel Comics so we’re going to roll the same system out again. (With a lot of measures in place to help things along. We learned quite a bit last week!) I promise, the week after that will be DC. (eye roll emojii.)

Expect about 120+ Marvel Books at 50% off present in alphabetical order, late Silver, early Bronze, not major keys but all significant. (to me at least!)

Monday around noon we’ll put the gallery up and you can see what the books look like, they will not have prices on them. During the live sale, once I add the price just type “Claim” with the book you want, and the condition as well. (In case we have multiple copies.) Just saying “Claim!” does n work because of the Facebook Live time delay, we aren’t sure which book you’re talking about without the issue number. Afterwards you just email the shop at to set up payment. We’ll try to get though all the emails within 48 hours. Best possible email? Here it is:

Facebook Name
List of book you think you won
Preferred Payment method (paypal or call in credit card)
Delivery (free in county for orders over $20!) or shipping.

Ben is also in the live thread and confirms claims as he goes, and I’ve gotten better at talking to people while live streaming.

So what can you do to help the shop right now if you’re able?

1.) Tune in to the above Sale and buy something you need. (Or don’t need. Who cares, there’s a pandemic on.) To us, this is like donating to a GoFundMe but you get something!

2.) Call in a gift certificate for yourself. 216-252-0606 You can use it later, or we can deduct books in your file from it. Super helpful to keep us liquid.

3.) Make arrangements to clear out your file. We still have some people with some pretty big stacks back there. Expect a call this week to make arrangement to clear it out. If your financial situation has changed just let us know! We totally get it and can put your books out no problemo.

4.) Send us a want list of comics, graphic novels, or books for your kiddo’s who are stuck at home. We’ll fill it and deliver. Amazon’s backed up a month now in certain areas anyway.

5.) Keep up with us on social media to find out what’s going on. Not only was the live sale fun, it was actually very therapeutic for me personally. It was great to rewatch it and see everyone out there.

Okay everyone, keep washing those hands, watch out for our elderly national treasures and tune in on Monday!

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Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, December 11th, 2019!

The holiday season kicks into high gear with a pretty big week. We’ve also got the Holiday Party / Art Show / Fund Raiser / Sale about a week and a half away on December 21st!

You can jump to all the info on that right here!

Alright, here’s the featured new releases for Wednesday, December 11th, 2019!

First up, Frank Miller returns to the world of the Dark Knight with The Golden Child One Shot!

Set three years after Master Race and detailing Carrie Kelly’s rise into her new role as Batwoman. Rafeal Grampa’s first comic art in over six years too!

Superman #18 will be a landmark issue as Clark reveals his identity to the world! Written by native Clevelander Brian Michael Bendis!

Yes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have finally reached a 100th issue!

Will the team be able to pull together in time for the finale of City at War? Big $7.99 issue.

If you’ve been waiting, the House and Powers of X Deluxe Hardcover is finally here, and we can’t recommend it enough.

$60 gets you everything. You can even dig through our Facebook page to find the video from the book club we hosted on the matter.

This week is also a new volume of Dog Man!

Laugh all you want, Dog Man is the best selling graphic novel on the market, by far. Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants, is a genius with an incredible backstory.

You may have heard that we got a great new collection in, Marvel Comics from the 60’s and 70’s.

We’re working our way through the books but the stuff we have out is now is 25% off as always.

There’s about nine long boxes out right now with more to come. For the Christmas Sale on December 21st (the day of the Art Show and Holiday Party) to the 24th, these books WILL be 50% off. This is our thank you to you for a great year.

Oh yeah, you also get to use this coupon at the PARTY ONLY from 8 pm to 11 pm on December 21st. (No joke, we love you but there’s no sustainable model for us where we allow 50% off one item whenever.)

Alright, that’s it for this week!

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Mark your calendar for our longest running event, out (anti) Black Friday sale from 7 pm to midnight on Friday, November 23rd!


Why is it an ANTI-Black Friday sale? Because we let our employees stay home with their families on Thanksgiving and we don’t have our event till 7 pm on Friday Night, so all our friends working that day can come in when they get off of a grueling day at work.

It’s also a really fun social hang out, and a tradition for a lot of customers. It’s more about enjoying the hobby than a mad consumer war.

It’s our biggest sale of the year too, one of only two times that we are able to bring all the comics out of our storage locker and sell that at only $1.00 each. (50 cents each if you buy 100 or more!)

This year we’ve built up and incredible inventory, so we will have books in the foyer and the back room. Lot’s of books have never been seen before, and there’s about 75,000 total. They are in pretty good order too, so be sure to bring your lists!

Also that night:

  • 20% off all Graphic Novels and Hardcovers
  • 50% off all Back Issues
  • 20% off the New Comic Wall
  • 20% off all Statues, Action Figures and Pop Fun’s. (Due to the demise of ToysRUs, we’ve made efforts to have a really great inventory for the holidays this year.)
  • 10% off EVERYTHING else in the shop. (Which includes comic book supplies, which we never have on sale.)

And most importantly…

THE RAFFLES! It’s the cornerstone of keeping you shopping longer than you like and what makes the night really fun.

We’ll be raffling off 50 graphic novels at a rate of five every half hour starting at 7:30 pm. You get a raffle ticket for every ten dollars you spend and the tickets stay in all night long. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! Tickets are non-transferable and you can win up to three times.

Expect lots of additional surprise items to keep things interesting. ($200 X-Men Adamantium Hardcover anyone?) We end the night at midnight with a $100 gift certificate raffle. Lots of people do their shopping, get their tickets, then head over to Red Lantern or Working Class Brewery next door between raffles.

We’ll also provide snacks and pop during the night to keep you going.

This is a really fun way to celebrate Black Friday even if you hate it. Just to tame that primal shopping urge on the day. We’ve been doing this for over 20 years, and it’s one of my favorite nights of the year. Great conversations, great deals, great people.


The next day is Small Business Saturday and a much more mellow way to dig through the $1.00 bins. The back room is closed, but we keep the foyer open and shove as many of the books in there as possible. Our hope is that you shop somewhere local on Saturday, even if it’s not with us. I make an effort to visit one of my favorite shops on that day, Paisley Monkey, to do a little shopping and let them know they are appreciated.

Shop Local and FEED THE CAT!

If you decide to shop with us that day let people know! use #smallbizsat #shopsmall and #cnjcomics to remind people of the importance of the day and that you participated in it proudly!

We will have a smaller sale going all weekend including:

  • 50% off all back issues
  • 10% of all Statues, Action Figures and Pop Fun’s.
  • 10% off all Graphic Novels and Hardcovers

We will also have a visit from Jason Fitch and Rick Lozano that day, and they’ll be handing out and autographing free copies of their new American Knight comic! Jae and Rick are staples of our Free Comic Book Day event and have created a comic together this year!

Thanks again for shopping with us this holiday season! A quick shout out for our Holiday Party / Art Show / Fund Raiser on December 22nd! If you are a local artist who would like to turn your talents into food just stop in the shop and pick up a free blank comic book cover to turn into a piece of artwork for the show! This years’ theme is X-Men and the Holidays! Excelsior!

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