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 November 17th 4p-6p

**Special Week**

X-MEN LIFEDEATH

(W) Chris Claremont (A/CA) Barry Windsor-Smith

**This is one of Titus’ very favorite stories. We hope you like it!

 

Visionary artist Barry Windsor-Smith takes on the Uncanny X-Men as Storm and Forge find themselves trapped on a primitive paradise world with no hope of escape!

Spiral and Lady Deathstrike target Wolverine for death! And Dazzler is hunted by the Marauders, with only the X-Men to save her! Plus: The original X-Men go toe-to-toe against Blastaar, deadly menace from the Negative Zone, in Windsor-Smith first Marvel Masterwork!

Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #53, #186, #198, #205 and #214.

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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 – Because reading is better with friends!
All Welcome, Just be Nice!

 

Thursday, October 25th from 7p-8p

 

WYTCHES V1 by Scott Snyder & Jock

When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they’re hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient…and hungry.
Collects WYTCHES #1-6.
It’s real spooky!

Wytches: a comic about monsters, where the real fear is being a parent

 

Scott Snyder talks about writing horror in Wytches

 

Jock Gives Update On WYTCHES, Talks How He Draws Horror

 

5 Comics That Prove Scott Snyder is a Master of Horror

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!

 

LOCKE & KEY V1: WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT

Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez

 

The Eisner-nominated LOCKE & KEY tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, and the family that, after a horrific tragedy, moves in and tries to start over.
However, the kids, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, keep stumbling over magical keys–keys a malevolent being, Dodge, is determined to get.
If you love a deeply woven mystery with tender layers of characters in a world where anything can happen with the turn of a key… Welcome to Lovecraft! *STAFF PICK*

 

Writer Joe Hill Talks to TFAW.com About Locke & Key From IDW

 

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.

 

**Special Week!  Saturday October 20th  4p-6p**

 

WITCH BOY by Molly Ostertag

Scholastic

~ From the illustrator of the web comic Strong Female Protagonist comes a debut middle-grade graphic novel about family, identity, courage, and magic. ~
Even magic has rules . . .
Everyone in Aster’s family is born with magic. Boys grow up to be shapeshifters; girls into witches. No exceptions.
But Aster can’t seem to get the hang of shapeshifting. Instead, he spends his time spying on the witchery lessons the girls are getting. He seems to have a knack for casting spells and wants to know more, but the only person he can share his growing gift with is Charlie, a girl from the non-magical side of town.
Then, during a night of shapeshifting practice, one of the boys goes missing. Aster knows he can search for the boy with the witchcraft he’s been secretly learning. Could breaking his family’s most important tradition save the day—or ruin everything?

Drawn to Comics: Molly Ostertag’s “The Witch Boy” Is Full of Magic Without Gender Roles

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Check out our FaceBook event and group page!

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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.

Saturday 10.27 & Sunday 10.28

Halloween Comic Fest & Spookabration 2018

*The Last Weekend of October*

 

FREE COMICS! Costume Contest! BIG PARTY!

STOREWIDE SALE: 25% OFF Pretty Much Everything!

[+] A note to those in costume: Anyone wearing a mask will be asked to identify themselves
to a member of our staff, for the safety and comfort of our guests.

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Saturday, Oct 27th   10am – 8pm

Sunday, Oct 28th   12pm – 5pm


*FREE COMICS:
Plenty of choices for kids & adults!

Choose from this year’s special selection of spooky-themed stories!

 

*STOREWIDE SALE: Save 25% on Pretty Much Everything!
>>Graphic Novels, Action Figures, Statues, Posters 25% OFF
>>Back Issues & Silver Age in Bins 50% OFF

 

*COSTUME CONTEST: Come in costume any time – we’ll take your photo and post it in The Shop during the following week!
>>Get an EXTRA Free COMIC!

 

*SPECIAL GUESTS: Comic creators, writers, & artists!

>>Daddy Long Legs & Inch Worm – Saturday & Sunday
>Bryce Bullock: creator, writer
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Demitrius Bullock: artist, Michelle Bullock: editor

We’re delighted to host this incredible family for the release of the second issue of the hit comic, Daddy Long Legs & Inch Worm!
Young readers and aspiring artists can talk with Bryce about his influences,
how he spends his time, and what he’s up to next. Anyone interested in the business side of making comics can ask Michelle and Demitrius about all that goes into publishing an ongoing series!
Father and Son Suit Up to Fight Crime – and Sell a Few Comic Books

Demitrius, Bryce, & Michelle Bullock

>>Blair Webb   12p-3p Saturday & Sunday!

Get sketched like a zombie! $25 for Black, White, & Red commision
Blair Webb started drawing at an early age mimicking his grandfather and greatest influence Joseph J. Sheeran. In 1998 Blair began writting and illustrating his own comic book Ghostman which he self published in 2005 through authorhouse.

Cosplay/ Sketch Artist for The Living Corpse /Corpse-Crew


SATURDAY GUESTS

>>Dave Ebersole

Playwright, comic book writer, director, amateur mixologist, and sometimes-actor in the Philadelphia area. Dave is a member of The Dramatist Guild and his plays have been produced around the country.

We welcome Dave back in anticipation of the release of the next issue – in stores on October 31st!

Philly native launches new comic book series “Dash”
“A noir detective serial set in Los Angeles in 1940… The Maltese Falcon meets The Mummy—but in this story the main character is openly gay private eye Dash Malone.”

 

>>Claire Connelly

Claire Connelly is an illustrator for comics, books, video games, and story boards.She is best known for her off-beat mini comics and zines.

Connelly is also known as the artist on the series Animals written by Eric Grissom, The Unauthorized Biography of Winston Churchill: a Documentary, and Cheese with Erica Schultz that are available at TCBS.

claire self portrait

>>Paige Connelly

Paige Connelly is an illustrator and character designer from New Jersey. She specializes in graphite drawings and digital illustrations as well as character design.

Paige is currently available for freelance illustration work as well as concept art studio work in the New York City Area.

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Check some of this year’s FREE HALLOWEEN COMICS!

Some of this year’s choices of FREE comics!

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SALE PRICING DETAILS

50% OFF ALL Regularly Priced Back Issues In Bins!
25% OFF Display Case Books & Key Issues Wall!
25% OFF New Variant Covers!
25% OFF Graphic Novels, Hardcovers, & Trade Paperbacks!
25% OFF New & Vintage Toys!
25% OFF Statues, Busts, & Lead Figures!
25% OFF Gaming & Gaming Supplies!
25% OFF Comics Supplies!
25% OFF Pretty Much Everything Else!

*New Comics and Magazines, Prior Holds, Special Orders, and Food/Drinks will not be discounted.
*Sale Discounts cannot be used towards Layaway or with Store Credit.
*Sale Discounts cannot be applied to Already Discounted (Orange Sticker) Merchandise.

BIG Storewide 25% OFF SALE!   Last Weekend of October!

We’ve got cool stuff that you want to be yours!

 

Saturday October 27th 10a – 8p

Sunday October 28th 12p – 5p

 

*50% OFF*

Back Issues in Bins: Silver Age! Bronze to Modern!

 

*25% OFF*

Graphic Novels, Trade Paperbacks, & Hardcovers

Action Figures, Statues, & Busts

Key Issues & New Variant Covers

Comics Supplies & Storage

Magic the Gathering, D&D, Other Gaming & Supplies

Apparel, Accessories, Posters, & ALMOST* EVERYTHING ELSE!!

 

*SALE PRICING NOTES*

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

  • 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.

 

*Special Week*  Saturday, September 22nd   4p-6p

THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER

:01 FIRST SECOND

(W/A/CA) Jen Wang

Paris, at the dawn of the modern age. Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride
– or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding
his secret life from everyone.
At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia, the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances, one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses.
But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend?
Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family.

The Prince and the Dressmaker is a Genderqueer Fairytale…

TCBS Book Club 4th Thursdays – Because reading is better with friends!
All Welcome, Just be Nice!

 

Thursday, September 27th from 7p-8p

THE ARRIVAL GN

(W/A/CA) Shaun Tan

The awards and accolades for Shaun Tan’s The Arrival just keep rolling in!
In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He’s embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life – he’s leaving home to build a better future for his family.
In this wordless graphic novel Shaun Tan captures the immigrant experience through clear, mesmerizing images allowing the reader to experience the main character’s linguistic isolation and his ultimate joy.

In Wordless Imagery, An Immigrant’s Timeless Tale

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!

 

BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA TP VOL 01

MARVEL COMICS

(W) Roxanne Gay, Yona Harvey, (A) Alitha MartinezAfua Richardson 
(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’s World of Wakanda Will Spotlight Women, on the Page and Behind It

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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.

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

 

Saturday, August 25th 4p-6p

MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD Vol 3

Archaia Comics BOOM! Studios

Creator David Peterson’s world of is enriched a collection of award-winning and critically acclaimed storytellers sharing other tales of the guardsmice and their kin.

With Mark Buckingham, Skottie Young, Hannah, Christenson, Nicole Gustafsson, C.M. Galdre, Dustin Nguyen, Kyla Vanderklugt, Mark A. Nelson, Jake Parker, Ramon Perez, Becky Cloonan, Ryan Lang, Aaron Conley, Fabian Rangel Jr., & Lauren Pettapiece

 

Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the western mouse city of Barkstone, mice gather to tell stories,
each trying to outdo the other.
With her two past storytelling competitions at the June Alley Inn being so well recieved by the mice of Barkstone and the greater Mouse Territories, June once again allows her past-due patrons to tell a tale
to clear their tab in the third anthology of the Mouse Guard series.

Petersen adds to ‘Mouse Guard’ with new ‘Legends’ series

Mouse Guard‘s David Petersen

Interview: David Petersen