Trans or Cis Ladies & Non-Binary People age 16+ are welcome
to join us for a private hang-out in the Danger Room

7pm Meet, Mingle, News – 8:30pm Book Club – 9:30pm Shopping Time!

DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR)

IMAGE COMICS

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig, Lee Loughridge

It’s 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can’t focus in class. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin’s top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he’s failing is “Dismemberment 101,” and his crush has a double-digit body count.
Welcome to the most brutal high school on earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At Kings Dominion School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical.
Collecting the first arc (DEADLY CLASS #1-6) of the most critically acclaimed new series of 2014, by writer RICK REMENDER (BLACK SCIENCE, Fear Agent) and rising star artist WESLEY CRAIG (Batman). Experience the 1980s underground through the eyes of the world’s most damaged and dangerous teenagers.

Interview: NO ONE SURVIVES HIGH SCHOOL

DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR)

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Join us in for a discussion of all things comics, games, and pop culture!

Don’t know a lot about comics? This is a good place to start!

Aren’t comfortable around people? Us, too! We’ll all be awkward together.

LBGTQ+ MEET-UP: Comics & More!

*Allies & Mature Teens Welcome*

 

Join us in sharing and learning about comics & pop-culture,
with a focus on
gay and transgender communities.

We are a place for nerdy people to speak freely and without judgment. Good intentions are always assumed, and empathetic understanding is readily offered.
It is likely that we will discuss some topics that may be uncomfortable, so we encourage everyone to be mindful of themselves and their well-being.
Please review the Notes for a Good LBGTQ+ and Allies Meet-Up at the bottom of this post.

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ALL WELCOME, JUST BE NICE!!

 

Saturday December 16th, 4p-6p

BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA TP VOL 01

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Roxanne Gay, Yona Harvey, Ta-Nehisi Coates  (A) Alitha Martinez

(CA) Afua Richardson

 

Wakanda! Home of the Black Panther, a proud and vibrant nation whose legends and mysteries run deep. Now, delve deep into Wakanda’s lore with a love story where tenderness is matched by brutality!
You know them as the Midnight Angels, but for now they are just Ayo and Aneka – young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task force trained to protect the crown of Wakanda at all costs. But with their king shamed and their queen killed, Ayo and Aneka must take justice into their own hands! They’ve been officers. Rebels. Lovers.
But can they be leaders?
Plus: the return of former White Tiger, Kasper Cole! As Wakanda burns, Cole can only watch helplessly from halfway around the world. Will he find a new beginning –
or meet a painful end?
Collecting BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #1-6.

Marvel News SDCC World Of Wakanda Interview

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Notes for a Good LBGTQ+ and Allies Meet-Up

  • Confidentiality! Our discussions will get into sensitive topics and personal stories will be shared, so the Vegas Rule is in effect: No sharing of personal details outside of this group. It’s OK to use general and vague references, but not specific names, etc.
  • Find the Positive It may take some work, but purposefully finding a positive or constructive way to approach a difficulty is essential to growth. We’ll help each other.
  • Ouch/Oops If something hurtful is said, saying “Ouch,” can let that be known. “Oops”
    acknowledges the error and opens the way for considerate correction.
  • You Speak for Yourself We all belong to many groups but we are not their sole representatives. One may share their own experiences but they do not speak for an entire community.
  • Don’t Yuck Their Yum Everybody’s different, so we don’t pass judgement. We’re all adults, ok?
  • Ask for Direction, Not an Explanation It’s not the job of the oppressed to educate the oppressor. Before you ask a question that can be answered by a websearch, consider if you’re asking the best question.
  • Yield the Floor Folks who speak more freely must actively let others have a turn.

TCBS Book Club 4th Thursdays ~ Considerate readers welcome!

 

***Special Week: January 4th at 7pm***

 

TETRIS:  GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

:01 FIRST SECOND

(W/A/CA) Box Brown 

It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere.

Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. New York Times-bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce.

For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game.

Inverse’s Box Brown Tetris Interview

(p.s. he wrote and illustrated Andre the Giant: Life & Legend  !)

((p.p.s. he also wrote and illustrated Andy Kaufman: Is This Guy For Real?  !)


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Do you love cookies, candies, & snacks?

Do you wish you could fit more kinds of delicious treats into your
holiday baking schedule?

 

Participate in our Snack Swap Exchange by bringing packs of six homemade cookies, candies, bars, or other
tasties*
to swap for other packs of goodies!

Treats must be homemade, or handmade at a local shop —
no mass-produced junk allowed!

Stop by The Shop to kick it off and party with us on Wednesday, December 20th – We’ll have coffee, tea, and shared cookies all day!

 

 

Can’t make for the party on December 20th but still want to swap your sweets?

We’ll have plenty to share and swap throughout the weekend.
Most likely.     Probably.

 

*Kindly note any nut/allergen information.

Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare

Writers of MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR are coming to The Comic Book Shop!
to sign their newest volume of their very own series from Image Comics:

Join us on Saturday, December 9th 12p-3p

NPR proclaimed the adventure series “effervescent” while Broken Frontier called it “the Saturday morning cartoon you wish was on TV.”
ROCKET GIRL TP VOL 02 ONLY THE GOOD
DaYoung Johansson was prepared to destroy her future…but time travel isn’t that simple.
Stranded in 1986, a teenage cop from a high-tech future vowed to hang up her helmet and jetpack. But past and present are still at war, and she’s being forced to grow up fast.
As DaYoung pieces together the clues, she discovers the “future” she calls home-an alternate reality version of 2013-shouldn’t exist at all. Collects ROCKET GIRL #6-10
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We’ve been following the superteam since their Kick-Started one-shot HALLOWEEN EVE, which was followed quickly with the first arc of the time-traveling teen cop,
DaYoung Johannson.
*The intense action, candy-colored scenes, and thoughful inner dialogue made this whirlwind comic stand out from the rest.*
Their success earned them an opportunity to kick off an fantastic new series at Marvel as they created Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur. The bouyant, kid-friendly yet also adult-entertaining run has been a shop favorite every month.
Sadly, their work on Moon Girl put Rocket Girl off schedule for a while, BUT SHE’S BACK!
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@amyreeder     amyreeder.tumblr.com
Amy Reeder co-wrote the first 18 issues of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
with Brandon Montclare, in addition to drawing the covers.
Most often as the artist, Amy creates for the likes of DC Comics and Vertigo,
Tokyopop, Image Comics, and Marvel, on titles like Madame Xanadu, Rocket Girl,
Batwoman, and Supergirl.
Her expressive, kinetic work has earned her three Eisner nominations and a solid place in the comic book industry for over 10 years.
@bmontclare     brandonmontclare.com
Brandon Montclare is a writer and the creator of Lunella Lafayette
(a.k.a. Moon Girl) from Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. He also created Rocket Girl at Image Comics.
Brandon is also a former editor at DC Comics and Vertigo, where he worked on titles including All-Star Superman, Batman Year 100, Sweet Tooth, and Hellblazer.

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ROCKET GIRL TP VOL 01 TIMES SQUARED
RIGHT PRICED AT A SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY $9.99!
A teenage cop from a high-tech future is sent back in time to 1986 New York City. Dayoung Johansson is investigating the Quintum Mechanics megacorporation for crimes against time.
As she pieces together the clues, she discovers the “future” she calls home-an alternate reality version of 2014-shouldn’t exist at all! Collects ROCKET GIRL #1-5
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HALLOWEEN EVE ONE SHOT
Eve has an imagination that’s more than active – it can be downright dangerous!
Working late at the costume super-store Halloween Land, she gets lost in her own thoughts until something goes bump in the night. The rubber masks and plastic novelties are coming to life, and Eve must face ghosts, goblins, and gorilla suits made real.
High fantasy and heartbreak in an oversized holiday one-shot!
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MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR TP VOL 01 BFF
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare (A) Natacha Bustos (CA) Amy Reeder
Lunella Lafayette is a preteen genius who wants to change the world, but lives in fear of the Inhuman genes inside her!
Now, Lunella’s life is turned upside down when a red-scaled beast is teleported from the prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call…today! Together they’re the most Marvelous Team-Up of all – Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur! But will they be BFFs forever, or just until DD’s dinner time?
And Lunella soon learns that there are other problems with having a titanic T-Rex as a pet in the modern-day Marvel Universe. School, for one. Monster hunters are another – especially when they’re the Totally Awesome Hulk!
Collecting MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #1-6. Rated T

TCBS Book Club 4th Thursdays ~ Considerate readers welcome!

 

November 30th at 7pm

VISION TP Vol 1+2, Marvel Comics


LITTLE WORSE THAN MAN, LITTLE BETTER THAN BEAST

(W) Tom King (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Mike Del Mundo

The Vision wants to be human, and what’s more human than family? So he heads back to the beginning, to the laboratory where Ultron created him and molded him into a weapon. The place where he first rebelled against his given destiny, and imagined he could be more – that he could be a man.
There, he builds them. A wife, Virginia. Two teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition (or is that obsession?): the unrelenting need to be ordinary.
Behold the Visions! They’re the family next door, and they have the power to kill us all. What could possibly go wrong? Artificial hearts will be broken, bodies will not stay buried, the truth will not remain hidden, and the Vision will never be the same.
Collecting VISION (2015) #1-6.
    Once upon a time, a robot and a witch fell in love. But the story of Scarlet Witch and Vision was just the start. Vision has built a new life for himself – a new family.
Yet while every family has its share of skeletons in the closet, for the Visions those skeletons are real. And now the family’s facade is crumbling.
The Avengers know the truth. The Avengers know they need to act. Tragedy is coming, and it will send the Android Avenger into a devastating confrontation with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Nobody is safe.
Collecting VISION (2015) #7-12.

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* EXTENDED HOURS *

Friday November 24th  9am – 10pm

Saturday November 25th  9am – 8pm

Sunday November 26th  11am – 5pm

 

25% OFF Storewide plus SUPER Specials ALL WEEKEND!

SHOP LOCAL * GET BETTER SERVICE

 

25% OFF ALL Graphic Novels, Trade Paperbacks, & Hardcovers!

25% OFF ALL New & Vintage Action Figures, Toys, & Collectibles!

25% OFF ALL Statues, Posters, & Apparel!

25% OFF ALL Card & Tabletop Gaming & Supplies!

25% OFF ALL Comic Storage & Supplies!

50% OFF Silver Age & Back Issues IN BINS!

 

Magic the Gathering Grab Boxes!
$25 for an 800ct Box!

$3 Deep Discount Back Issues!
Silver Age to Modern – Ridiculously low prices!

 

Discounted Toys, Statues, & Collectibles!

Marked down items from The Shop! Assorted toys & figures from the back rooms! Come find neat surprises!

 

Comic Grab Bags: 30 Books for 10 Bucks!

A mix of Current and Classic issues! Great for a gift!

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… And MORE!

 

*Discounts cannot be combined.
*Store Credit cannot be used
towards sale prices.
*Sale Prices do not apply to Prior holds, Special Orders, or Layaway.
*All sales are final.

 

Thank You for Shopping Local!!

Celebrating locally owned independent comic book specialty stores,
showcasing their unique and vital role in being the primary
fire-starters of pop culture!

Giveaways all day * Evangelina’s Vegan Desserts

Local Comic Shop Day® is the only Comic Book Industry event created and run
by retailers for retailers!

Each participating store is celebrating Local Comic Shop Day® differently,
so check out a few why don’t you?

 

21 Items to be released for Local Comic Shop Day® 2017.

These LCSD exclusives will only be available in-store, at participating shops around the world! You will not find them as digital content, online or at the big box retailers.

 

Long Live the Local Comic Shop!

Graphic Novel Swap

*Bored with your old graphic novels?

*Looking to try something new BUT don’t want to spend any cash?

*Got too many books and just need to get them into a different loving home?

WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

 

SUNDAY 11.12.17 – SUNDAY 11.19.17

***Bring your graphic novels in and swap them for a “new” favorite from our GRAPHIC NOVEL SWAP TABLE!***

 

We’ll start off the swap with a couple dozen books from The Shop,
so the earliest traders will have a robust selection of choices.

The table usually turns over about once a day, so come back often
to see what else arrives!
Plus, since lots of folks are interested in what’s being swapped,
there are often impromtu gatherings around the table.
Plan to hang out for a while to talk with people about what everyone has
read, loved, and let go!

 

***At the end of the week all remaining books will be donated to local schools & community programs in need!***

 

~Please share this event with your friends, coworkers, associates, and everyone else! You’ll be surprised how many people have read comics in the past and are excited to read them again. Spark the world!~

 

 Graphic Novel Swap Hours

  • Sunday November 12th 12p – 5p

  • Monday November 13th 12p – 8p

  • Tuesday November 14th 12p – 8p

  • Wednesday November 15th 11a – 8p

  • Thursday November 16th 10a – 8p

  • Friday November 17th 10a – 10p

  • Saturday November 18th 10a – 8p

  • Sunday November 19th 12p – 5p

 

*Reading*Reusing*Community*Sharing*

Join us for our 3 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT Release party

Our special event the kick off to a story like no other–
a story that brings THE WATCHMEN into the DC Universe!!
*****You are not prepared for what lies ahead within these pages, good readers.*****

*11:00pm – 1:00am on Tuesday, November 21st

  • DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 on sale at 11:57pm!

  • Variant covers at cover price – while supplies last!

  • Release party buttons & lithographs!

  • Sweet swag bags!

  • Snacks!

  • Trivia!

  • Friendly people!

Written by Geoff Johns and art by the acclaimed Gary Frank & colorist Brad Anderson,
this new WATCHMEN tale is a sequel that takes place in 1992…
a very important year for DC Comics!
*Twelve-issue maxi-series
*Monthly, except for a scheduled break at some point

 

Doomsday Clock is DC’s Watchmen crossover: Here’s the first six pages