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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!