TCBS 2016 Year in Review!

2016 YEAR IN REVIEW

So many exciting things happened this year at The Comic Book Shop!
We’ve started doing regular events at the local library, we got to meet legendary artists and hang out in a museum for a weekend, and we have a fresh new crew to help us take TCBS to the next level!

Here’s some of what happened for us in 2016:

 

Events at Brandywine Hundred Library

In 2016 we hosted our shop club nights at the library on Foulk Rd, in addition to our regular events! We’ve got a monthly series happening for the first half of 2017, so stay tuned for details!
  • Ladies & Non-Binary Night, Friday October 14th
  • Spooky Graphic Novels for Teens, Tuesday October 25th
  • Comics Ruckus at BHL: Best. Comic, Ever! Friday November 4th
  • AR Night for Students & Guardians at BHL, Monday November 7th

 

Special Shop Events & Happenings

  • We got Shop T-Shirts! Black on Red, Red on Black, and Black on Grey. Fitted or Straight Cut. Printed locally at
  • Deadpool Party, Saturday February 6th
  • In-Store Convention Kick-Off, Saturday March 5th – Live-streamed creator interviews all day!
  • Accelerated Reading Night, Monday April 4th: Resources & Sale for Students & Guardians – Find out what graphic novels are on the AR List!
  • Kids & Teens Graphic Novel Swap, April 29th – May 6th
  • Free Comic Book Day Weekend May 7th and 8th
  • Civil War Party, Sunday May 15th
  • DC: Rebirth Midnight Release Party, Tues/Weds May 24th-25th
  • Kids’ Club: Summer Edition 2016: Lego NXT Sumo Bot Camp
  • Brian K. Vaughn Month! June 2016 – All our clubs read BKV books!
  • TCBS Toy Show 2016, Sunday July 10th
  • Silent Auction benefiting Hero Initiative, in conjunction with Kirby4Heroes, August 28th & 29th
  • Halloweekend Spookabration October 29th and 30th
  • Local Comic Shop Day 2016, Saturday November 19th
  • Cookie & Snack Swap feat. aRiEL, Wednesday December 21st

 

Donation Drives

  • Clothing Swap & Drop, benefiting local families
  • Feminine Hygiene Product Drive benefiting Andrews House in Wilmington, in conjunction with the Riveters at Cab Calloway School of the Arts
  • Winter Wear Donation Drive benefiting local families in need, in conjunction with Congregation Beth Emeth

 

Events on the Road

  • Phillipsburg Comic-Con, Saturday May 14th, Phillipsburg, NJ – A community-driven convention of creators, panels, student workshops, and more. A portion of the proceeds go to Phillipsburg High School comics club, the majority goes to RAINN.
  • First State Comic-Con, Sunday June 26th at Mill Creek Fire Hall
  • Baltimore Comic-Con, September 2nd – 4th
  • Octoberfest Toy Show at Nur Temple,  Sunday October 30th

 

Creator Signings

  • Amy Chu Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life & Death Signing, Saturday January 30th
  • Mark Morales Spider-Man/Deadpool Signing, Saturday March 12th
  • Rafer Roberts A&A Signing with Justin Jordan and Monica Gallagher, Saturday April 16th
  • Greg Pak Signing: Kingsway West – Saturday August 27th