Got FOMO about San Diego Comic Con?

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BIG Storewide 25% OFF SALE!

Saturday July 20th   10a – 8p

Sunday July 21st   12p – 5p


25% OFF!

Graphic Novels, Trade Paperbacks, & Hardcovers

Key Issues & Variant Covers & Sets

Action Figures, Statues, Toys, Accessories

Comics Supplies & Storage

Gaming Cards, Books, Supplies, & More!

 

50% OFF!

Silver Age Back Issue Bins!

Bronze-Modern Back Issue Bins!


*SALE PRICING NOTES*

  • New Comics and Magazines, Prior Holds, Special Orders, and Food/Drinks are not discounted.

  • Local/Independent Creators & Publishers are not discounted (ends in $.97)

  • Sale Prices cannot be used towards Layaway or with Store Credit.

  • Sale Prices cannot be combined with other discounts.

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.

Please review the Notes for a Good LBGTQ+ and Allies Meet-Up at the bottom of this post.

Saturday July 27th, 4p-6

Bloom GN

(W) Kevin Panetta (A/CA) Savanna Ganucheau

A thoughtful and endearing gay YA romance set in a bakery
Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band, if he can just convince his dad to let him quit their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away his days over rising doughs and hot ovens. But in the midst of interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easy-going guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of breads, love begins to bloom . . . that is, if Ari doesn’t ruin everything.

Writer Kevin Panetta and artist Savanna Ganucheau concoct a delicious recipe of intricately illustrated baking scenes and blushing young love, where the choices we make can have terrible consequences, but the people who love us can help us grow.

Bloom, Baking, and Music: and Interview with the creators of BLOOM

Check our Facebook Group: TCBS LGBTQ+ 

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 at 7pm

Because reading is better with friends!

Thursday, July 25th from 7p-8p

Bitter Root V1: Family Business

(W) David F. Walker, Chuck Brown (A/CA) Sanford Greene

Once known as the greatest monster hunters of all time, the Sangerye family specialized in curing the souls of those infected by hate. But those days are fading. A terrible tragedy has claimed most of the family, leaving the surviving cousins divided between by the desire to cure monsters or to kill them.

Now, though, there’s a new breed of monster loose on the streets of Harlem, and the Sangerye family must either come together or watch the human race fall to untold evil.

Collects BITTER ROOT #1-5.

Bitter Root puts a monstrous face on bigotry and a beautiful new spin on the Harlem Renaissance

How ‘Bitter Root,’ a Harlem Renaissance comic by an all-black creative team, came to be

David F. Walker and Chuck Brown Talk BITTER ROOT

 

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 – 8pm Book Club – 9pm Shopping Time!

Rocket Girl V1 & V2

(W) Brandon Montclare (A/CA) Amy Reeder

80s time travel, bad-mouthed scientists and sweet tech!

Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare Talk Rocket Girl

VOLUME 1

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

VOLUME 2

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.

PRIZE: Moongirl & Devil Dinosaur V1 (also by Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder!!)

Saturday June 15th 10a-8p
&
Sunday June 16th 12p-5p

Bins will be extended to the Danger Room for your shopping ease!

Back Issue Comics in Bins 50% OFF
Silver Age Comics in Bins 50% OFF
Key Issues & Classic Magazines 25% OFF
Comic Sets 25% OFF

What’s “Back Issues” and Why Do I Want Them?

After comics have been on the recent releases shelves for a few months they get bagged, boarded, and rotated to the Back Issue Bins.
They’re organized by main series (Avengers), then subsequent series & mini series (New Avengers, Avengers: Solo, Avengers West Coast).

The SILVER AGE refers to comics from 1956-1970s, including the first appearances of most of today’s biggest Marvel heroes! Those comics are in red plastic bins across from the Key Issues case.

If you take a few minutes to flip through some of the Back Issue bins you will likely find comics to fill gaps in your collection and plenty you didn’t know you wanted!

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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.

Please review the Notes for a Good LBGTQ+ and Allies Meet-Up at the bottom of this post.

Saturday June 29th, 4p-6

My Brother’s Husband V1

(W/A/CA) Gengoroh Tagame

From one of Japan’s most notable graphic novelists: a heartbreaking and redemptive tale of mourning and acceptance.

Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo, married to wife Natsuki, father to young daughter Kana. Their lives are suddenly upended with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi’s estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore Ryoji’s past, and the family reluctantly but dutifully takes him in.

What follows is an unprecedented journey into the largely still-closeted Japanese gay culture: how it’s been affected by the West, and how the next generation has the chance to change the preconceptions of and prejudices against it.

Eisner Winning Manga Creator Gengoroh Tagame Laments End of Adult Gay Manga Mags

Check our Facebook Group: TCBS LGBTQ+ 

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 at 7pm

Because reading is better with friends!

Thursday, June 27th from 7p-8p

DEADMAN: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love

(W) Sarah Vaughn (A) Lan Medina, Phil Hester (CA) Stephanie Hans

Trapped inside an old gothic mansion, Deadman must battle the forces of darkness alongside Berenice, a young woman with a complicated love life who is gifted-or cursed-with the ability to communicate with the dead. Romance, mystery, and evil await in this new title collecting the acclaimed prestige format miniseries!

Deadman: The Queer Gothic Romance We’ve Always Wanted

 

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 – 8pm Book Club – 9pm Shopping Time!

Man-Eaters V1

(W) Chelsea Cain (A) Kate Niemczyk (CA) Lia Miternique

Menstruating girls turn into killer cats! Yikes!

Adolescent girls can be real monsters. Maude is twelve-which is just about that age when some girls turn into flesh-eating wildcats. As her detective dad investigates a series of strange mauling attacks, Maude begins to worry that she might be the killer.

From the creative team that brought you the groundbreaking Eisner-nominated series Mockingbird, this trade paperback collects the first story arc of the unconventional coming-of-age tale-including the informative survival handbook, “CAT FIGHT! A BOYS’ GUIDE TO DANGEROUS CATS” and all-new never-before-published extras!

Collects MAN-EATERS #1-4.

PRIZE: Bitch Planet Volume 1!

Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk & Lia Miternique on Gender and Feline Transformations in Man-Eaters

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 – 8pm Book Club – 9pm Shopping Time!

CROWDED V1

(W) Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Ro Stein, Ted Brandt

*Super fun and everybody’s gay!!*

Ten minutes in the future, the world runs on an economy of job shares and apps-like Reaper, a platform for legal assassination. When the apparently average Charlie Ellison wakes up one day to find out she’s the target of a million dollar Reapr campaign, she hires Vita, the lowest rated bodyguard on the Dfend app.

Now, with all of Los Angeles hunting Charlie, she and Vita will have to figure out who wants her dead, and why, before the campaign’s 30 days-or their lives-are over

Collects CROWDED #1-6

Syfy: A CROWDED Interview with the Creators

Rebel Wilson CROWDED Film

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.

Please review the Notes for a Good LBGTQ+ and Allies Meet-Up at the bottom of this post.

Saturday May 18th, 4p-6

Iceman V1: Thawing Out

(W) Sina Grace (A) Allesandro Vitti (CA) Kevin Wada

Bobby Drake has been in the super-hero game longer than most – but what is he known for besides a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships? The time is now or never for Bobby to build a life and legacy he can be proud of – and become the best Iceman he can be!

But whether seeking ex-girlfriend Kitty Pryde’s advice on meeting guys or delivering his latest news to his parents, it won’t be easy – and that’s before a gang of revenge-seeking Purifiers comes calling! Still learning to be comfortable in his own skin, Bobby will meet someone who’s perhaps too comfortable in his: the Son of Wolverine himself, Daken! But when the moment of truth arrives, which is worse for Iceman: facing his parents – or the Juggernaut?

Collecting ICEMAN (2017) #1-5

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Check our Facebook Group: TCBS LGBTQ+ 

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.