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Garth Ennis’ RED TEAM: CrimeNoir – No Capes!

DYNAMITE Publishing Launches Crime Noir Line

with Garth Ennis’ RED TEAM!

  • You like Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips’ CRIMINAL and Diggle & Jock’s LOSERS.

  • You watch HBO’s  The WIRE and FX’s The SHIELD.

  • THE BOYS is over. You want more.

If you agree with any of the above statements, you want to read Garth Ennis & Craig Cermak’s RED TEAM.

Red Team is the story of a Major Crimes task force unit in the NYPD, four of New York’s finest- and smartest- who decide to murder a suspect. Very soon, the worst possible thing that could possibly happen… happens. And that’s just episode one.

Artist CRAIG CERMAK says, “Dark and moody are what I think some of my strong points are artistically, and that is what this series has. Interesting characters, a great premise, and hard situations.”

The seven issue series starts on February 6th. Want to read it?        LET US KNOW or you’ll miss out!

Diamond Comics’ Solicitation for Issue #1: 

Part one: The First-Timers.  Eddie Mellinger, Trudy Giroux, Duke Wylie and George Winburn are Red Team: the NYPD’s elite anti-narcotics unit. They’ve taken down one drug lord after another with a careful blend of meticulous surveillance and applied violence, but their latest case has even them stumped. Their frustration leads them to take extreme measures- setting them on a path from which there can be no coming back. As they’re about to discover, doing the wrong thing can be very, very seductive.

From a Subscriber:

So I was reading Previews last night and was instantaneously compelled to write to you about plugging an up-coming series.

Very seldom do I get overly eager to read a new series about characters I’ve never been introduced to as cameos in other people’s books before. Even less do I get excited about totally brand new characters that no one has ever heard of. This is the exception to the rule. Grab it!      – A. Botts


Red TEam


21st Century Sandshark Studios at The Shop on January 12th!

21st Century Sandshark Studios

Saturday, January 12th     2pm

Local industry jack-of-all-trades Dan Nokes heads north to showcase his odd tales of supernatural and sci-adventures here at The Shop!

21st Century Sandshark Studios

Monsters Under The Bed

Monsters Under The Bed

The Last Pit Stop

The Last Pit Stop

Holiday Schedule & Comics Release Dates 2012

New Comics will be released on Wednesdays throughout the holidays! Hooray!


Wednesday December 19Geek Boy Press andSuper Sox Shop handmake goods of all nerd genres for your shopping pleasure!  11a-6p

Wednesday December 19 Cookie Exchange at The Comic Book Shop!  Bring packs of six cookies or other homemade goodies to swap and share!

Monday December 24      Store Hours  12p-5p

Tuesday December 25      CLOSED to Share Kindness

Wednesday December 26      New Comics!

Monday December 31      Store Hours  12p-5p

Tuesday January 1      CLOSED to Prepare for the New Year

Wednesday January 2      New Comics!

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!

Super Fun Toys For Tots Benefit on Saturday 12.8.12 at KOP Firehouse

Winter Festival Benefiting Toys For Tots    

Saturday, December 8th    10a – 4p

You need to go to the King of Prussia Firehouse Social Hall on Saturday if you have any love for Star Wars, Fun, Food, Toys, Shopping, Prizes, and FUN!

The wife-and-husband team behind this huge Toys For Tots benefit are some of the biggest Star Wars fans/collectors we know, and are swell folks to boot.

They’ve put together a massive team of Stormtroopers and Rebels to invade the hall including C-3PO and a few droids!

Admission is FREE!     Bring a new, unwrapped toy to be entered for a door prize!

  • Santa will be on hand for professional photo ops!
  • Build your own cupcakes!
  • There will be a licensed Reiki and massage therapist!
  • Silent Auctions!   Raffles!
  • Music!   Food!   Face Painting!
  • Star Wars 501st Garrison Carida  “Shoot-A-Trooper”!
  • Star Wars Rebel Legion Echo Base Meet & Greet!
  • Shopping of all kinds!
  • We’ll have a table of STAR WARS TOYS!

Winter Festival Contributors of Prizes, Auction Items, and More

Adventure Aquarium
Please-Touch MuseumRailroad Museum of PennsylvaniaChester County Book Lady
Philadelphia Phillies
Warner Brothers
Brooks Brothers
Cheesecake Factory
Chili’s Bar & Grill
Cracker Barrel

and The Comic Book Shop!

Winter Festival

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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Superstorm Sandy Relief Effort @ The Comic Book Shop – You Can Help!

SUPERSTORM SANDY RELIEF EFFORT: Non-Perishable Food and Supplies Needed

Watching the devastation from Hurricane Sandy on TV is bad enough. Personally knowing people in the middle of all that makes it even harder. Not knowing how to help makes it worse.

So my dad is making trips to Long Island to deliver goods to help friends of his – people we know – and their neighbors who lost EVERYTHING in the storm. Everything includes their house and a comfortable daily life for some time to come. If you are interested and able, please contribute non-perishable food and supplies which will be personally delivered to displaced victims in great need.

We’re asking primarily for dry and canned food donations, packs or cans of coffee, dry creamer, cereal, aspirin and/ or OTC pain relievers – essentially the stuff you’d miss if you were in that position. Nothing that will spoil, please. You can drop off to The Shop anytime during regular hours.

Please give what you can – even if it’s a can of vegetables or a package of Ramen noodles. We will also accept cash or gift card donations because so many other kinds of items will be needed.  Absolutely all donations will be given to the Forgaz family and their neighboring hurricane victims.

The first relief run will be made this Saturday, Nov. 10, another one on the 16th.

Thanks all.  You’re the best,

Sarah and Patrick