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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!


Upcoming Conventions and Shows!


Benefiting Toys For Tots

Next show: Saturday December 8, 2012

King of Prussia Firehouse, 170 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406

10 AM – 4 PM

FREE Admission!

Star Wars 501st “Shoot-A-Trooper” * Raffles * Face Painting * Cupcake Bar * Door Prizes

We’ll have tables there!!

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Win Tickets to Asbury Park Comic-Con 2!


On Saturday, September 29th historic Asbury Park, NJ will host an insanely amazing comic con in the newly remodeled Asbury Lanes bowling alley/rock club. Independent and self-published creators will gather to share and inspire, and fans will be treated to a bazaar of collectibles, prints, and promos throughout the day. Guests include:  The Kubert School, Jack Kirby Museum, Larry Hama, Top Shelf Comix, Deadhorse , Evan Dorkin, and more.  And you can a friend can get in for FREE!

By donating a dollar (or more!) to the HERO INITIATIVE you can enter to win a pair of tickets to what will be one of your most memorable convention experiences.  Why Hero Initiative? Because the Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Did we mention Asbury Lanes is located one block from the boardwalk which features Shepard Fairey murals, restaurants, bars, shops, & galleries, and is not far from the Silverball Pinball Museum?
To Donate to Hero Initiative:  Call The Comic Book Shop at 302.477.1119   OR   come see us in person! 1855 Marsh Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810.

See you in Asbury Park!

Did You Know…Shop Edition #3: PaperKeg Podcast

“Ask me about PaperKeg Podcast!”

Have you listened to PaperKeg Podcast? Because you should. You’ll hear Roundtable discussions of the latest comics and a  Book Club Review hosted by some of the funniest and informative guys on the internet airwaves. On the spinner rack near the TARDIS we showcase graphic novels and trade paperbacks that PaperKeg has featured.

Looking for something to read? Pick up a book off the PaperKeg rack then download the correlative podcast on iTunes for free!

Draw The Goon, Win Stuff

ImageLove Eric Powell’s The Goon? So do we! Are you artistically inclined? Good! Draw The Goon, impress Dark Horse and Eric Powell and you could be chosen to win The Goon entire library and a whole bunch of other really cool Goon stuff! So get the pencils out and get to work, ya hear?

For more information, please visit DarkHorse.com

Walking Dead #100 Variant Covers – Order by June 17th!

  The following EIGHT covers by SEVEN of today’s best artists will be available for the cover price of $3.99!  Yes, The Walking Dead is usually $2.99 but the anniversary 100th issue is over-sized and extra-awesome!

We need to know by June 17th how many of which cover you want to own so we can order it for you. Sure, you can try your chances that a devoted superfan won’t clear us out on Wednesday afternoon. OR you could just preorder now so you won’t be at Baltimore Comic-Con without an awesome comic to get signed!

     Also available for order: 
  • Chromium Wrap Cover   $9.99
  • Issue #100 Wrap Cover POSTER   $9.99


Give us a call, email, or personal delivery message by THIS Sunday, June 17thso you won’t miss out on this milestone issue!

Charlie Adlard Wrap

Charlie Adlard (not final image)

Frank Quitely

Bryan Hitch

Marc Silvestri

Ryan Ottley

Sean Phillips


Todd McFarlane

The Walking Dead Escape 2012

How many of you read or have read The Walking Dead, raise your hand. Now take that hand and grab your machete and/or shovel. Because what you thought you could only experience (rather vividly, if I might add) in comic books and television is now a reality. Wait, let me rephrase that. You can now escape zombies in reality. Please don’t kill them because that would bring up a whole slew of legal problems that San Diego just doesn’t need. That’s right, folks, step right up for The Walking Dead Escape this year near San Diego Comic Con.

Petco Park is the stage for a zombie infested obstacle course that will make you “climb, crawl, hide and slide” your way to safety. But surviving isn’t the only way to participate in this 3-day event. If you’re more zombie inclined, buy a “walker” ticket and get made up by the pros to look like a zombie and participate in the course. Then of course, if you’d like to just watch these people run around a zombie infested ball park as if it were the pages of the Walking Dead come to life, buy a spectator ticket and watch from a safe distance.

One of the cool parts of participating, besides the fact that you can tell your friends you survived The Walking Dead, is that each Survivor and Walker will receive a special, exclusive edition of the 100th issue of The Walking Dead.

With as popular as this franchise has become, this is the perfect addition to a San Diego Comic Con must-see/do list. Though not officially affiliated with the SDCC, this event will be taking place July 12-14, 2012. The earlier you buy your tickets, the cheaper they’ll be (for Survivors at least, Walker and Spectator prices have yet to be announced.) If you’re in the area, I’d definitely check it out. Who knows, if it’s a success maybe they’ll put one on at the next New York Comic Con.