Category: Announcement

Andrea’s Unspooling Picks for 05.15.2024

Hi Comic Shop Friends! How was your week? I spent my vacation reading all of Saga, so I’m finally caught up and ready for its return in July! Now I have to catch up on last week’s and this week’s books… John will be sending out a Free Comic Book Day thank you email soon, but I want to say thank you to everyone who came out as well. It was a great day, everything was super smooth, and I got an original ALF drawing from Luna, so I don’t know how next year will top that. Lots going on this week, so here’s info on that, then onto new books! You should come out to the Grog Shop on Wednesday the 15th for the Midnight Rental Secret Screening and Ben-iversary celebration! It’s the first anniversary of Ben co-hosting with Lenora! It’s always a good time, so join us for a delightfully bad movie! $10! Doors at 7 pm, Movie at 8 pm! This Thursday the 16th is Late Nite Comics! We’ll have over 40 long boxes of all new...

Free Comic Book Day Wrap Up at CNJComics

Hey everyone, John here, and I thought it was appropriate to write a thank you email to all the people who helped make this year’s Free Comic Book Day a huge success for us. We’re calling it the best Free Comic Book Day ever, and that statement might not be to far off the mark. For some reason, everything just came together really well this year, and my gratitude levels are off the hook. First off, I’d like to thank the staff. Free Comic Book Day is run by a ten person crew. John Shearer, Ben, Kyle, Andrea, Kevin, MIsty, Mike, Rafael, Felipe and myself. This year’s attendance was over three thousand people, and when you think about that being run by ten people, it’s pretty remarkable. The fact that we had a good time doing it is part of what made this year so fun. Everyone knew their roles, we rotated positions regularly so everyone’s view of the event wasn’t pigeonholed, and everyone got a break to enjoy the event from the outside. I am always impressed with what...

Free Comic Book Day 2024 at CNJComics

Free Comic Book Day is coming on Saturday, May the 4th from 10 am to 7 pm! This is our 23rd year hosting this event. Truly hard to believe it’s been that many years! Everyone attending will be able to pick out 12 comic books from the 48 titles that are being offered! Books will be in a new spot this year, even closer to the shop than in years past. This year’s Free Comic Book Room will be located at 17480 Lorain Ave. (the old tanning salon, headed towards Ace Hardware 50 feet from the shop.) There are some great books this year, covering all kinds of genres. It’s May the 4th, so of course there’s a Star Wars title. (two actually!) We’re really excited about this year’s Energon Universe title, new material from Robert Kirkman’s new line of Transformers and G.I.Joe books. (word on the street is that this is the big book of the year.) It’s always nice to have a Spider-Man title, and this year we have two as well! You’re also going to get a...