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Nerdy Accessories by Local Folks at The Shop on Wednesday 12.19!

Wednesday, December 19th    11am-6pm

Geek Boy Press and Super Sox

Nerdy gifts we’re sure they don’t already have!

Geek Boy Press

T-Shirts, Aprons, and Tote Bags featuring Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, & other cult classics


Colorful Prints to suit any taste of pop culture, in assorted sizes – some are framed!

Super Sox

Christmas stockings, Oven Mitts, & Accessories inspired by superheros, cartoons, & zombies!

Black Friday Weekend Specials! November 23-25 *SHOP LOCAL*

Friday November 23 – Saturday November 24 – Sunday November 25

Super Markdown Clearance TOYS!

Super Markdown Clearance STATUES and BUSTS!

Newly Discounted Graphic Novels $5 and Up!

Regular Priced Graphic Novels 25% OFF!

All Back Issue Comics in Bins 50% OFF!

Super Markdown Silver-to-Modern Back Issues $3 EACH!

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All-New X-Men Launch Party!

All-New X-Men Launch Party!

November 14, 2012

All Brian Michael Bendis/Stuart Immonen graphic novels will be 25% off!

For each copy of All-New X-Men you purchase, be entered to win a free year’s subscription to All-New X-Men!

Join us in celebrating one of Marvel Now’s premiere titles!

Limited Edition Lithographs, Buttons & More!!*

*With purchase of All-New X-Men #1. While supplies last.


Top Shelf Productions October Sale



Top Shelf Productions publishes some of the most interesting and visually engaging alternative comics and graphic novels in the industry right now. Working with talents such as Alan Moore, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Nate Powell, Craig Thompson, and many other award-winning creators, they continue to deliver unique, quality stories year after year.

Since 1997 Top Shelf has published more than 250 award winning comics and graphic novels. Their most recent accomplishment? The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire reached the New York Times Bestseller List in August of this year. For a publisher that started out as a single anthology showcasing up-and-comers, they’ve come a long way.


To celebrate our love for Top Shelf and their support of emerging talent, ALL TOP SHELF graphic novels are  25% off during the month of October!

If you’re looking for a gift for an alternative/independent reader we recommend starting with our Top Shelf section. Here are a few favorites:

  • Andy Runton: Owly (all ages, wordless)
  • Jeff Lemire: Underwater Welder, Essex County
  • Craig Thompson: Blankets (available in soft or hardcover)
  • James Kochalka: American Elf, Dragon Puncher, Johnny Boo (all ages)
  • Harvey Pekar: Cleveland
  • Jeffery Brown: Incredible Change-Bots, Clumsy, Undeleted Scenes
  • Alan Moore: League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century
  • Nate Powell: Swallow Me Whole, Any Empire


Halloweekend Spookabration 2012! Saturday & Sunday October 27th & 28th

It’s here, it’s here, the spookiest time of year!
FREE COMICS! Costume Contest! BIG SALE! Prizes!
Saturday, Oct 27th 10am – 8pm/Sunday, Oct 28th 12pm-5pm
Fill your Trick-or-Treat bag with delightfully frightful comics that you’ll be able to enjoy long after your tummy ache is gone. Sign up for the Free Raffle! Get a scary sketch from zombie kings Buz and Ken!
Come in costume ANY TIME DURING THE WEEKEND for an EXTRA FREE COMIC, GOODY BAG, and a chance to win our COSTUME CONTEST!
>> Saturday Only:THE LIVING CORPSE creators Buz Hasson and Ken Haeser will be signing and sketching starting at 12pm!  Purchase original art pages from their smash hit comic The Living Corpse!  Get a zombie caricature! Stock up on gory fun undead comics!The 501st Star Wars characterswill be in attendance at 12pm! Donate a toy to a child in need, then get your picture taken with the gang!
>>Sunday Only: Come meet rising stars CLAIRE AND PAIGE CONNELLY from thINK ILLUSTRATION! They’ve got cute and fun, they’ve got whimsical and dark. And they’re doing FREE MONSTER SKETCHES!!
50% OFF ALL Regularly Priced Back Issues
In Bins
25% OFF Display Case Books (key issues)
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
25% OFF Comics & Gaming Supplies
25% OFF Everything Else**New Comics and Magazines, Prior Holds, Special Orders, and Food/Drinks will not be discounted.
*Sale Prices cannot be used towards Layaway or with Store Credit.
*Local/Independent Creators & Publishers will not be discounted.

Allentown Comic Con August 4+5, 2012 – Another Great Show!

Titus and I just got back from another fantastic weekend at the Allentown Comic Con! Several times a year we set up in the Merchant’s Square Mall for a one or two day convention that draws crowds from all over the region, ready to get their geek on.

The show is great to work as a vendor(not too far away, table prices are reasonable, easy load in/out) and as a fan (always different celebrities and guests, variety of panels, lots of vendors). We also enjoy meeting creators and supporting their comics directly. Like farm-to-table food, creator-to-reader comics bears a special weight to the product.

Two independent creators stood out from the crowd this weekend because their comics made me laugh. I stopped at Vince LoGreco’s table of original art for his comic strips because they were easy to ready from a distance and were pretty funny! His OH-NO Comics have been collected in two volumes and counting. The other book I couldn’t leave without buying is Busty Girl. One hundred webcomics with the woe of endowment will reassure those who are suffering and enlighten those without.

Thank you to The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley for taking photos of last weekend’s Mega Show!

As the show started to wind down during the last hour we were able to move around the room and meet some guests who had been buried behind lines of guests all weekend. Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who played Boba Fett, and Dickey Beer, stunt-man extraordinaire, had already packed to leave but were gracious to tarry for a few more fans. Although he said he would be breaking down at 4:30p, a half-hour before show ending, the charming Jim Steranko stayed long after to meet fans, give autographs, and spin amazing yarns of comic cons past. He told us the secret to his eternal youth and unwavering pompadour is his raw food diet. If you were to see him in action, you’d believe it!

Comic-cons aren’t just about selling comics and toys, meeting movie stars, and buying original art pages – they’re also where we meet creators, talk comics with strangers, and introduce the next generation to comics, collectibles, and cons. We’re fortunate to have  a unique and evolving hobby. It is our responsibility to pass our kn0wledge and respect to those who haven’t learned it yet, to keep classics alive and while creating new ones.

She asked for a comic with Thor or Loki on the cover for $8 or less. I found a few in our $3 bins, then Titus pulled out a Silver Age Kirby cover with both Thor and Loki that was on sale for $5.

Some of the prizes we brought home. Bone figures on the card for me, switchplate covers for the shop, and a pop-up Spider-Man book for Titus!

Walking Dead #100 Release!!

Thank you, everyone who came out for the midnight release of the Walking Dead‘s 100th issue! Lots of great food from Ulysses American Gastropub, brain cupcakes made by Sarah and tons of Image sale prices were enjoyed by all! Here’s some pictures of what you might have missed.

Mm tasty brains!

Thanks to Ulysses for various types of brains and brain flatbreads!

One of our sale displays: TWD, Image, and Kirkman!

The deals you missed!

Much fun and coffee was had!

Image Comics: What You Need To Know

     Image Comics was founded in 1992 as a place for creator-owned comics to flourish and creators to have full rights over their work. The company, now one of the largest comic publishers in North America, currently puts out some of the most interesting, fun, and intellectually stimulating comics in the industry.

Image was originally founded by 8 creators: Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. These creators, dissatisfied by the major publishers’ treatment and policies toward writers and artists, broke off from the mainstream to put out the comics that they felt inspired to design and explore. Image’s early titles included McFarlane’s Spawn and Larsen’s Savage Dragon.  Later, Robert Kirkman joined the team and co-created one of their flagship titles, The Walking Dead. The little book that could has been hugely successful and adapted for television.

Why should you care about Image Comics? The answer is simple: their titles are solid. With John Layman, Richard Starkings, Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips, Robert Kirkman, Jonathan Hickman, and Brian K Vaughan currently creating monthly titles, ranging from noir, horror, mystery, political commentary, and more, there’s sure to be something that strikes your interest.

This Tuesday evening, July 10 from 7 pm to 1 am, we will be having a midnight release and sale for The Walking Dead’s 100th issue. Hitting this milestone is an achievement for a any title, let alone a creator owned, black and white, mature series.  We’d like you to celebrate with us by giving you 25% off Image graphic novels, trade paperbacks, and Image front case books, along with 50% off Image back issues in the back issue bins! What better time to try something new than a sale?

Here’s some of Image’s major titles, along with some shop favorites.

The Walking Dead Nearing it’s 100th issue, The Walking Dead has reached a milestone of success for a comic book. These days, creator owned comics are lucky to reach 20 issues. This Robert Kirkman title follows a group of survivors as they travel through a zombie apocalypse, decapitating the undead and dealing with each other along the way.






Invincible from Kirkman and Walker. A creator-owned Super-Hero book!










Chew from John Layman and Rob Guillory.

Elephantmen from Richard Starkings and Moritat

Powers from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Think superhero CSI, like Gotham Central.









IKillGiants from Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura.

Morning Glories from Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma

PIGS from Nate Cosby, Ben McCool and Breno Temura

Hoax Hunters from Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley and Axel Medellin.










The Activity from Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads

Green Wake from Kurtis J. Wiebe and Riley Rossmo

The Manhattan Projects from Jonathan Hickman, Nick Pitarra and Jordie Bellair

Mind The Gap from Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, Sonia Oback  and Rodin Esquejo

Saga from Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Team Superman Sam Update 6.28.12

  It’s been a little more than a week since we first heard about and shared Superman Sam’s story.  We’ve gotten an overwhelming amount of emails and support from local customers, cosplay groups, and creators in the comics industry. We are especially grateful to Gail Simone, Adam Hughes, and Justin Gray for their participation in spreading the word.  THANK YOU, Everyone!!

  Yesterday we send the first of several care packages to Sam at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  We were only able to write the personalized messages on about half of the pictures we received and will be sending the rest in waves.

  Sam’s mom posted a quick Q+A about what they do (and don’t) need and what to do if you want to help anyway.  PS- He really loves turtles and frogs!!

  From SupermanSamuel.blogspot.com:

Feel free to contact Am Shalom 847-835-4800 or B’nai Torah 847-433-7100 if you’d like to speak with someone close to the family who can speak on their behalf.

Prayers help too.
Sam’s Hebrew name is Shmuel Asher ben haRav Pesah Esther
Pray in whatever language you know and love. God will understand.

**Send your support directly to Sam: Sam Sommer, E571,  Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin,  P.O. Box 1997,  Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1997**

The Walking Dead #100 Midnight Release Party + IMAGE SALE!!

You have two choices:

  • Get the BIGGEST single comic of 2012 early by coming to our zombie party on TUESDAY, July 10th.
  • Have all the gruesome, gory, gut-wrenching details spoiled for you by the populace at large.


Tuesday, July 10th  7p-1a

Here’s what you’ll miss if you don’t come:

25% OFF ALL Image Graphic Novels!

50% OFF ALL Image Back Issues!

25% OFF ALL Image Display Case Books!

**PREPAY  for your TWD #100 issues anytime after 7pm and pick them up at your convenience later! (Not before 12:01am)**


Each copy of TWD #100 you buy gets you ONE entry in your choice of door prizes!

Come in zombie gear and get ANOTHER entry!

*Advance Orders ARE eligible for all specials!*

Door Prizes:

  • TWD Companion Books: Rise of the Governor, TWD Philosophy, TWD Chronicles (details the comic VS tv show), and TWD Covers
  • TWD #100 Poster signed by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard!

Charlie Adlard Wrap Cover / Poster


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