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Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« on: June 22, 2014, 01:03:17 PM »
today only (i think)6.22.14
free on itunes, Warren Ellis' new book Trees
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I'm loving the concept altho i haven't read it yet 'cuz my dealer is an hr & a half away... yeah, i realize how that sounds
but i've always been spooked by Treebeard & his crew too

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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 05:11:10 AM »
so i actually got to my comic store yesterday.  After not being there for over a month, i had a stack..not quite a foot but close to 8-10 inches.
after the normal pleasantries, the owner was very cool abt me putting a couple of books back i had changed my mind on to which i thanked him. We went on to chat abt how he ordered the comics for the store.  He said most stores take their subscription # & add a couple of books.  As a result the store don't take into account hot books, like Rocket Raccoon and have sold out of them.  In contrast he reads comics & orders what he likes. he pays attention to the market so had maybe just under a foot of rocket's in addition to two variants left.

i really appreciate the flexibility of being able to pick out books a couple of days before new comic day & still getting the 20% off everything
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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 07:57:17 AM »
Argh...I went to 3 LCSs here and couldn't grab a variant :(
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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 05:56:10 PM »
i was amazed at how many my local store had...
it's worth the drive of an hr & a half

btw did folks hear
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Our thoughts are with Bernie Wrightson, here's to a speedy recovery!

apparently he was taken to the hospital today
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014, 06:26:17 PM »
Oh crap, hope he gets better.
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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2014, 04:51:51 AM »
DC Cancelling 13 Titles
With March Issues
Published: 12/16/2014 03:26am

Green Lantern Corps
With the release of its March solicitations, DC has revealed that it will cancel 13 titles this spring, shipping the last issues in March before the two-month Convergence event that will cover the period of DC’s move to California (see "DC Announces Remaining 'Convergence' Titles”).  That removes a quarter of the DC Universe titles, clearing the decks for a major retooling of the line when the regular DCU titles return in June.

The titles represent a surprisingly wide range of sales, from Star Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie, which sold only 7,546 copies in November, to Green Lantern Corps, which sold 34,109.  The thirteen titles, with their November sell-in numbers to comic stores (see "Top 300 Comics Actual--November"), are:

34,109   Green Lantern Corps
30,907   Arkham Manor
25,654   Red Lanterns
21,377   Secret Origins
19,709   World's Finest
16,840   Swamp Thing
15,859   Aquaman and the Others
15,795   Batwoman
15,681   Green Lantern: New Guardians
15,097   Trinity of Sin
11,416   Klarion
  9,350   Infinity Man and the Forever People
  7,546   Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie

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i am surprised by the depth of the cancellations
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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2014, 05:16:22 AM »
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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2014, 08:07:42 AM »
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DC Cancelling 13 Titles
With March Issues
Published: 12/16/2014 03:26am

Green Lantern Corps
With the release of its March solicitations, DC has revealed that it will cancel 13 titles this spring, shipping the last issues in March before the two-month Convergence event that will cover the period of DC’s move to California (see "DC Announces Remaining 'Convergence' Titles”).  That removes a quarter of the DC Universe titles, clearing the decks for a major retooling of the line when the regular DCU titles return in June.

The titles represent a surprisingly wide range of sales, from Star Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie, which sold only 7,546 copies in November, to Green Lantern Corps, which sold 34,109.  The thirteen titles, with their November sell-in numbers to comic stores (see "Top 300 Comics Actual--November"), are:

34,109   Green Lantern Corps
30,907   Arkham Manor
25,654   Red Lanterns
21,377   Secret Origins
19,709   World's Finest
16,840   Swamp Thing
15,859   Aquaman and the Others
15,795   Batwoman
15,681   Green Lantern: New Guardians
15,097   Trinity of Sin
11,416   Klarion
  9,350   Infinity Man and the Forever People
  7,546   Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie

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i am surprised by the depth of the cancellations

I think I am jaded, but my first reaction was that they are doing this so they could put out 13 #1 issues in the summer.

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Re: Deals on comics...one day digital specials...News....chat
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2014, 10:34:31 AM »
i'm just amazed by canceling
worlds finest 
swamp thing
& GL corps

but i haven't been in a comic shop in a couple of months- end of oct <sigh>

Hopefully i'll be able to get to my store & see why these aren't selling in the next week. You would die being so far away from a decent comic shop chris.
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2014, 10:40:13 AM »
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but i haven't been in a comic shop in a couple of months- end of oct <sigh>

Couple of mont?-- ::faints::

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You would die being so far away from a decent comic shop chris.

I would die. 

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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2014, 08:25:00 AM »
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Couple of mont?-- ::faints::

I would die. 

it's the little death every new comic day
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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2014, 08:25:34 AM »
Diamond Comics announced the full list of 50 free comic books that will be available on May 2nd, 2015 for Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day, approaching its 13th year, is an annual event held on the fist Saturday of each May, when comic book publisher release a select slate of select titles for free to all participating comic shops and retailers.

You can check out the full list of free comics below. Standout from the list include Marvel’s "Secret Wars" lead-in issue, DC’s “TBA” comic that will most likely tie into their “Convergence” event, and a "Doctor Who Special" from Titan Comics.

Up first are Free Comic Book Day’s “Gold Comics,” which typically feature new or premiere content from bigger comic publishers.

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS| DARK CIRCLE COMICS PREVIEW

BONGO COMICS| 2014 BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL

BOOM! STUDIOS| BOOM! STUDIOS TENTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

DARK HORSE COMICS| FIGHT CLUB/ THE GOON/ THE STRAIN

DC COMICS| TBA

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT| BOB’S BURGERS

IDW PUBLISHING| TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #0

IMAGE COMICS|SAVAGE DRAGON: LEGACY #1

MARVEL COMICS| SECRET WARS

TITAN COMICS| DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL

UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES|SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIES

VIZ MEDIA/ PERFECT SQUARE| POKÉMON

Next are the “Silver Comics,” which usually features offerings from smaller publishers, or reprinted material from premiere comic companies.

12 GAUGE COMICS| I.C.E.: BAYOU BLACKOUT

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT| GRONK AND FRIENDS

ANTARTCTIC PRESS| STEAMPUNK GOLDILOCKS

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS| SONIC/MEGA MAN: “WORLDS UNITE” FLIP-BOOK

ASPEN MLT INC. | WORLDS OF ASPEN 2015

AUTOMATIC PUBLISHING| HATTER M: LOVE OF WONDER #1

AVATAR| MERCURY HEAT DEBUT

BEGUILING BOOKS| COMIC FESTIVAL! 2015 #1

CAPSTONE| MARCH GRAND PRIX

CBLDF| DEFEND COMICS

CHAPTER HOUSE/CAPTAIN CANUCK| CAPTAIN CANUCK

COMIXTRIBE| AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #0

DARK HORSE COMICS| AVATAR, PLANTS VS ZOMBIES, BANDETTE

DC COMICS| TBA

DRAWN & QUARTERLY| SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY/ STEP ASIDE, POPS!

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS INC.| HIP HOP FAMILY TREE THREE-IN-ONE FEATURING COSPLAYERS

GEMSTONE PUBLISHING| OVERSTREET’S COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE

HERMES PRESS| THE PHANTOM FCBD SPECIAL

IDW PUBLISHING| TMNT: PRELUDE TO VENGANCE

IMAGE COMICS| TALES OF HONOR #0

KODANSHA| KODANSHA COMICS SAMPLER

LEGENDARY COMICS| LEGENDARY COMICS PREVIEW

LIQUID COMICS| GRANT MORRISON’S “STAN LEE’S SHAKRA THE INCREDIBLE”

MARVEL| AVENGERS #1

NEW ENGLAND COMICS| THE TICK

ONI PRESS| TERRIBLE LIZARD #1

PAPERCUTZ| RABBIDS

PAPERCUTZ/SUPER GENIUS| LADY JUSTICE #1

REBELLION| 2000AD SPECIAL

RED 5 COMICS| BODIE TROLL AND FRIENDS

SCHOLASTIC INC. | GRAPHIX SPOTLIGHT: CLEOPATRA IN SPACE TARGET PRACTICE

TH3RD WORLD| THE STUFF OF LEGEND: A CALL TO ARMS PREVIEW

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS| THE MOTORCYCLE SAMURAI

UDON ENTERTAINMENT| STREET FIGHTER: SUPER COMBO SPECIAL

VALIANT| VALIANT 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

VIZ MEDIA| SHONEN JUMP PRESENTS: JO JO’S BIZARE ADVENTURE/YU-GI-OH

ZENESCOPE| GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS: WONDERLAND-ONE SHOT

ZENESCOPE| JURASSIC STRIKE FORCE #5

What comics will you get on May 2nd? Probably all of them, right?

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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2014, 10:20:22 AM »
Love free comic book day but in my town its the only time there is a huge line for the comic book store. I will be waiting in line at 6am, it will be pre-comic con line training haha.

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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2014, 10:36:37 AM »
I actually tend to avoid free comic book day because the stores get too crowded.  But that's just me being anti-social.   :P


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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2014, 02:45:52 PM »
Yeah the crowds do suck but the while waiting in line I usually get into deep comic/videogame/toy chat with the others in line. Comic book fans are usually fantastic people to talk to and it's great when I can talk about a series and the other person will understand me haha. I'm also pretty anti-social but the LCS is where i turn into a chatty Cathy.

On another note I am giving my Godson (5 months old) his first comic for X-mas! It's a SDCC Batman #32 9.8 CGC SS by Greg and scott. Let the brainwashing into comics begin.