LET'S LEVEL WITH LEE!

By Lee Hester, owner of Lee's Comics of California.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS

The New Arrivals list will be delayed until Wednesday this week. The shipment will be available on Wednesday, as normal.

Monday, September 08, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS ON SALE 09-10-2014

LEE’S COMICS SHIPMENT
ON SALE 09-10-2014

DC
ASTRO CITY 15 $3.99
BATGIRL FUTURES END 1 $3.99
BATGIRL FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
BATMAN ETERNAL 23 $2.99


BATMAN FUTURES END 1 $3.99
BATMAN FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
BIRDS OF PREY FUTURES END 1 $3.99
BIRDS OF PREY FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
COFFIN HILL 11 $2.99
CONSTANTINE FUTURES END 1 $3.99
CONSTANTINE FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
GREEN LANTERN CORPS FUTURES END 1 $3.99
GREEN LANTERN CORPS FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
INFINITY MAN FOREVER PEOPLE FUTURES END 1 $3.99
INFINITY MAN FOREVER PEOPLE FUTURES END STD ED 1 $2.99
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO 11 $2.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 5 FOREVER HEROES $22.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA HC VOL 2 SURVIVORS OF E $24.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 4 THE GRID $16.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED FUTURES END 1 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
LEGENDS DARK KNIGHT 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR 4 $9.99
NEW 52 FUTURES END 19 $2.99
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD FUTURES END 1 $3.99
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU 49 $2.99
SHOWCASE CAPTAIN CARROT AND HIS AMAZING ZOO CREW T $19.99
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CHAOS 2 $3.99
SUPERBOY FUTURES END 1 $3.99
SUPERBOY FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
SUPERMAN GEOFF JOHNS JOHN ROMITA JR DIRECTORS CUT $4.99
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED 8 $3.99
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED VAR 8 PI
WORLDS FINEST FUTURES END 1 $3.99
WORLDS FINEST FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
Y THE LAST MAN TP BOOK 1 $19.99

To see all the new DC Covers and info go here.

MARVEL
ALL NEW ULTIMATES 8 $3.99
ALL NEW X-MEN PREM HC VOL 5 ONE DOWN $24.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 6 $3.99
AVENGERS 34.1 $4.99
AVENGERS UNDERCOVER 10 $2.99
AVENGERS VAR 34.1 PI
CAPTAIN MARVEL 7 $3.99
DEADPOOL 34 $4.99
DEADPOOL VAR 34 PI
DEATH OF WOLVERINE 2 $4.99


EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE 1 $3.99
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE VAR 1 PI
FANTASTIC FOUR 10 $3.99
FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLL WORLDS GREATEST COMIC MAG $34.99
GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT TWO 1 $3.99
HAWKEYE 20 $3.99
INHUMAN 5 $3.99
MAGNETO 9 $3.99
MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY MAGAZINE SPECIAL ED $9.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE 12 $2.99
MS MARVEL 8 $2.99
NEW AVENGERS TP VOL 2 INFINITY $19.99
NEW WARRIORS 9 $3.99
NIGHTCRAWLER 6 $3.99
POWERS BUREAU 11 $3.95
UNCANNY AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 4 AVENGE EARTH $24.99
UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC 5 $3.99
WINTER SOLDIER BY BRUBAKER COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $29.99
X-FORCE 9 $3.99

To see all the new Marvel covers and info go here.

DARK HORSE
ABE SAPIEN 16 $3.50
BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 9 REIGN OF BLACK FLAME $19.99
DARK AGES 2 $3.99
LEGAL DRUG OMNIBUS TP $19.99
NEXUS OMNIBUS TP VOL 6 $24.99


PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE 1 $3.50
PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE VAR 1 $3.50
TERMINATOR SALVATION FINAL BATTLE 9 $3.99
X 17 $2.99

To see all the new Dark Horse covers and info go here.

IDW
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO 206 $3.99
JUDGE DREDD ANDERSON PSI DIVISION 2 $3.99
MARS ATTACKS ART GALLERY 1 $3.99


MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER 9 $3.99
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING 26 $3.99
POWERPUFF GIRLS TP VOL 2 MONSTER MASH $17.99
ROCKETEER JET POWERED ADVENTURES PROSE SC $19.99
ROCKY & BULLWINKLE MOOSE ON THE LOOSE TP $17.99
ROGUE TROOPER LAST MAN STANDING TP $17.99
ROT & RUIN 1 $3.99
ROT & RUIN VAR 1 PI
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES 15 $3.99
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES VAR 15 PI
TRANSFORMERS PRIMACY 2 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS PRIMACY SUB VAR 2 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS PRIMACY VAR 2 PI
WEIRD LOVE 3 $3.99

To see all the new IDW covers and info go here.

IMAGE
68 HOMEFRONT 1 $3.99
CARBON GREY TP VOL 3 MOTHERS OF THE REVOLUTION $14.99


COPPERHEAD 1 $3.50
DEATH VIGIL 3 $3.99
EAST OF WEST 15 $3.50
FIVE WEAPONS TP VOL 2 TYLERS REVENGE $12.99
GHOSTED 13 $2.99
HOWTOONS REIGNITION 2 $2.99
IMPERIAL 2 $2.99
INVINCIBLE 114 $2.99
LAZARUS 11 $3.50
MORNING GLORIES 40 $3.50
MPH 3 $2.99
NIGHTLY NEWS ANNIVERSARY ED HC $34.99
PROPHET STRIKEFILE 1 $3.99
SHELTERED 11 $2.99
SPREAD 3 $3.50
SUPERANNUATED MAN 3 $3.99
VELVET 7 $3.50
WALKING DEAD 131 $2.99
ZERO TP VOL 2 AT THE HEART OF IT ALL $14.99

To see all the new Image Covers and info go here.

MISC PUBLISHERS
07 GHOST GN VOL 12 $9.99
A CENTAURS LIFE GN VOL 4 $12.99
ABOVE THE DREAMLESS DEAD WWI IN POETRY & COMICS HC $24.99
ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 5 $14.99
ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF CLOVER KNIGHTS KNOWLEDGE GN V $13.99
ALL NEW SOULFIRE 7 $3.99
ALL STAR FUTURE SHOCKS TP $19.99


ANNIHILATOR 1 $3.99
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG 24 $3.99
ARCHIE GIANT COMICS DIGEST TP $7.99
ARMOR HUNTERS HARBINGER 3 $3.99
ART OF PRINCESS MONONOKE HC $34.99
BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 19 $10.99
BETTY & VERONICA 272 $3.99
BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DIGEST 226 $4.99
BETTY & VERONICA VAR 272 $3.99
BLACK MARKET 3 $3.99
BUNKER 6 $3.99
CALIBAN WRAP CVR 6 $3.99
CAPT ACTION CAT 4 $3.99
CAPT VICTORY & GALACTIC RANGERS 2 $3.99
CHASTITY 3 $3.99
CROSSED WISH YOU WERE HERE TP VOL 4 $19.99
CYANIDE & HAPPINESS PUNCHING ZOO TP $14.99
DAVE DORMAN WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS HC $24.99
DAWN VAMPIRELLA 1 $3.99
DICKS END OF TIME 4 $3.99
DOCTOR WHO 11TH 2 $3.99
DOCTOR WHO 11TH VAR 2 PI
FAIRY QUEST TP VOL 1 OUTLAWS $14.99
GFT GODDESS INC A CVR 2 $3.99
GFT GODDESS INC C CVR 2 $3.99
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES 102 $2.99
GFT INFERNO RINGS OF HELL 2 $3.99
GFT REALM WAR 2 $3.99
GHOST WOLF 4 $3.99
HARBINGER TP VOL 5 DEATH OF A RENEGADE $19.99
HAYATE COMBAT BUTLER GN VOL 24 $9.99
HEXED 2 $3.99
IN A SENSE LOST & FOUND GN $19.95
JENNIFER BLOOD BORN AGAIN 2 $3.99
JULIAS HOUSE FOR LOST CREATURES HC $17.99
JUXTAPOZ OCT 2014 165 $5.99
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE 212 $5.99
KODT BUNDLE OF TROUBLE TP VOL 46 $14.99
LADY ZORRO 3 $3.99
LOLA XOXO 4 $3.99
MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER 6 $3.99
MAN WHO LAUGHS GN $19.95
MAYO CHICKI GN VOL 7 $12.99
NUMBER ONE 1 $3.99
PAUL KIRCHNER BUS HC $25.00
PHILEMON ADV GN VOL 1 CAST AWAY ON LETTER A $16.95
REGULAR SHOW ORIGINAL GN VOL 1 HYDRATION $12.99
ROBOTECH VOLTRON 5 $3.99
ROGUES VOL 2 COLD SHIP 4 $3.99
SEVEN DEADLY SINS GN VOL 4 $10.99
SHADOW YEAR ONE 10 $4.99
SHOPLIFTER HC $19.95
SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN SEASON 6 6 $3.99
SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE 12 $9.99
SPONGEBOB COMICS 36 $2.99
SPRINGHEELED JACK HC $19.99
STAR WARS INSIDER 152 $7.99
STUMPTOWN V3 1 $3.99
SUICIDE RISK 17 $3.99
TEEN DOG 1 $3.99
TEEN DOG VAR 1 PI
TERMINAL HERO 2 $2.99
THOMAS ALSOP 4 $3.99
TINTIN YOUNG READER ED PRISONERS OF SUN $9.00
TINTIN YOUNG READER ED SEVEN CRYSTAL BALLS $9.00
TOM CLANCY SPLINTER CELL ECHOES 3 $3.99
UBER TP VOL 2 $19.99
WASTELAND 57 $3.99
WILDS END 1 $3.99
WILDS END VAR 1 PI
WRENCHIES GN $19.99
ZEROS FAMILIAR CHEVALIER GN VOL 2 $12.99
ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING 2 $3.99
ZOO BOX YR HC $17.99

SPECIALTY ITEMS
DC COMICS NEW 52 SUPERGIRL AF $24.95


INFINITE CRISIS PAJAMA PARTY HARLEY QUINN AF $39.95
ROCKET RACCOON YOUNG POSTER $8.99
STAR WARS RAY OF HOPE PX RED T/S XL $18.99
WOLVERINE BY ALEX ROSS POSTER $8.99

Monday, September 01, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS ON SALE 09-03-2014

LEE’S COMICS SHIPMENT
ON SALE 09-03-2014

DC
ACTION COMICS FUTURES END 1 $3.99
ACTION COMICS FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
AQUAMAN FUTURES END 1 $3.99
AQUAMAN FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
BATMAN 66 MEETS GREEN HORNET 4 $2.99
BATMAN ETERNAL 22 $2.99
BATWING FUTURES END 1 $3.99
BATWING FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
BATWOMAN TP VOL 4 THIS BLOOD IS THICK $14.99
DETECTIVE COMICS FUTURES END 1 $3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
EARTH 2 FUTURES END 1 $3.99
EARTH 2 FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
FAIREST 29 $2.99
FOREVER EVIL HC $24.99
GRAYSON FUTURES END 1 $3.99
GRAYSON FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
GREEN ARROW FUTURES END 1 $3.99
GREEN ARROW FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99


GREEN LANTERN FUTURES END 1 $3.99
GREEN LANTERN FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
HINTERKIND 11 $2.99
JLA EARTH 2 TP NEW ED $14.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE 33 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE BATMAN 75 VAR 33 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE COMBO PACK 33 $4.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE VAR 33 PI
MARTIAN MANHUNTER RINGS OF SATURN TP $19.99
NAMES 1 $2.99
NAMES VAR 1 $2.99
NEW 52 FUTURES END 18 $2.99
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP 6 $2.99
SWAMP THING FUTURES END 1 $3.99
SWAMP THING FUTURES END STANDARD ED 1 $2.99
TINY TITANS RETURN TO THE TREEHOUSE 4 $2.99
TRINITY OF SIN PHANTOM STRANGER FUTURES END 1 $3.99
TRINITY OF SIN PHANTOM STRANGER FUTURES END STAND ED 1 $2.99

To see all the new DC Covers and info go here.

MARVEL
ALL NEW DOOP 5 $3.99
ALL NEW X-FACTOR 13 $3.99
AVENGERS WORLD 12 $3.99
BLACK WIDOW 10 $3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA 24 $3.99
DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE PRISONER 1 $3.99
DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE 4 $3.99


DEATH OF WOLVERINE 1 $4.99
DEATH OF WOLVERINE QUESADA VAR 1 PI
DEATH OF WOLVERINE ROSS 75TH ANNIVERSARY 1 PI
DEATH OF WOLVERINE YU VAR 1 PI
FIGMENT 4 $3.99
HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL 0 $4.99
INFINITY TP $49.99
IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON 6 $3.99
KICK-ASS 3 PREM HC $29.99
LEGENDARY STAR LORD 3 $3.99
LEGENDARY STAR LORD VAR 3 PI
MIRACLEMAN 10 $4.99
MOON KNIGHT 7 $3.99
MOON KNIGHT VAR 7 PI
ORIGINAL SIN 8 $4.99
ORIGINAL SIN INTERLOCKING BATTLE VAR 8 $4.99
ORIGINAL SIN TEASER VAR 8 $4.99
PUNISHER 10 $3.99
ROCKET RACCOON 3 $3.99
ROCKET RACCOON VAR 3 PI
SHE-HULK 8 $2.99
SPIDER-MAN 2099 3 $3.99
SPIDER-MAN 2099 VAR 3 PI
SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN 15 $3.99
UNCANNY X-MEN 25 $4.99
UNCANNY X-MEN VAR 25 PI
WOLVERINE 2ND PTG 10 $3.99
X-MEN 19 $3.99

To see all the new Marvel covers and info go here.

DARK HORSE
1 FOR $1 GHOST 1 $1.00
ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 6 $3.50
ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 VAR 6 $3.50
AW YEAH COMICS TP VOL 1 $12.99
CONCRETE PARK RESPECT 1 $3.99
FINDER THIRD WORLD TP $19.99
FURIOUS TP VOL 1 FALLEN STAR $17.99


GRENDEL VS SHADOW 1 $5.99
JAYBIRD HC $19.99
LEGEND KORRA ART ANIMATED SERIES HC BOOK 2 SPIRIT $34.99
MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS VICTORIES 15 $3.99
NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 2 $13.99
PARIAH TP VOL 2 $14.99
TERMINATOR ENEMY OF MY ENEMY 5 $3.99
USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO 2 $3.99

To see all the new Dark Horse covers and info go here.

IDW
ANGRY BIRDS COMICS 4 $3.99
ANGRY BIRDS COMICS SUB VAR 4 $3.99
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FORGOTTEN REALMS OMNIBUS TP VOL $24.99
GI JOE ORIGINS OMNIBUS TP VOL 2 $24.99
INDESTRUCTIBLE 8 $3.99
INDESTRUCTIBLE TP VOL 1 $14.99
JUDGE DREDD MEGA CITY TWO TP $19.99
JUDGE DREDD TP VOL 5 $17.99
MARS ATTACKS FIRST BORN 4 $3.99


MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC 23 $3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 5 $17.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC VAR 23 PI
ROGUE TROOPER CLASSICS 5 $3.99
SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR ANNES STORY 1 $3.99
SQUIDDER 3 $3.99
STAR MAGE 6 $3.99
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES TP VOL 3 $17.99
TMNT ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SP ED HC $29.99

To see all the new IDW covers and info go here.

IMAGE
EGOS TP VOL 1 QUINTESSENCE $9.99
ELEPHANTMEN 59 $3.99


GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS CVR A 1 $3.50
GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS CVR B 1 $3.50
HACK SLASH SON OF SAMHAIN 3 $3.50
MADAME FRANKENSTEIN 5 $2.99
MERCENARY SEA TP VOL 1 $9.99
NAILBITER 5 $2.99
NIGHTWORLD 2 $3.99
SIDEKICK 8 $3.99
SOUTHERN BASTARDS 4 $3.50
TECH JACKET 3 $2.99
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 10 $34.99

To see all the new Image Covers and info go here.

MISC PUBLISHERS
2000 AD PACK JUL 2014 $26.75
A1 PRESENTS CARPE DIEM HC VOL 1 I HATE MONDAYS $19.99
ALICE COOPER 1 $3.99
ALL CRIME 3 $3.95


AMULET SC VOL 6 ESCAPE FROM LUCIEN $12.99
B & V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST 240 $6.99
BATTLING BOY SC GN VOL 1 $15.99
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA 4 $3.99
BLOOD QUEEN 4 $3.99
CHAOS 5 $3.99
CLIVE BARKERS NIGHTBREED 4 $3.99
CLOAKS 1 $3.99
CLOAKS VAR 1 PI
CROSSED BADLANDS WRAP CVR 60 $3.99
DAWN OF THE ARCANA GN VOL 13 $9.99
DEATH DEFYING DR MIRAGE 1 $3.99
DEJAH OF MARS 4 $3.99
DISNEY PRINCESS ENCHANTED CHARACTER GUIDE HC $16.99
DISNEY ROSA DUCK LIBRARY HC VOL 1 SCROOGE SON OF $29.99
DOCTOR GRORDBORT PRES ONSLAUGHT HC $22.99
EX CON 1 $2.99
EXTINCTION PARADE WAR WRAP CVR 3 $3.99
FOUR HORSEMEN O/T APOCALYPSE HC $24.99
FUTURAMA COMICS 72 $2.99
GARFIELD 29 $3.99
GEORGE RR MARTIN IN THE HOUSE O/T WORM WRAP CVR 2 $3.99
GFT MASUMI A CVR 2 $3.99
GFT MASUMI C CVR 2 $3.99
GFT TALES OF TERROR 2 $2.99
GOD IS DEAD CARNAGE WRAP CVR 19 $3.99
GOLD DIGGER 213 $3.99
HEAVY METAL 270 $7.95
JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES WAR CRY 4 $3.99
KAMEN GN VOL 1 $12.95
KILL MY MOTHER GN $27.95
LIBRARY WARS LOVE & WAR GN VOL 12 $9.99
LUMBERJANES 5 $3.99
LUNITA 4 $3.99
MUSASHI GN $16.95
NARUTO 3IN1 TP VOL 9 $14.99
NEW VAMPIRELLA 4 $3.99
NISEKOI FALSE LOVE GN VOL 5 $9.99
NORAGAMI STRAY GOD GN VOL 1 $10.99
ONE PIECE GN VOL 72 $9.99
PHANTOM THIEF JEANNE GN VOL 4 $10.99
PHOEBE & HER UNICORN GN $9.99
POKEMON ADVENTURES GN VOL 24 FIRE RED LEAF GREEN $9.99
RED SONJA BLACK TOWER 1 $3.99
ROBOCOP 2014 3 $3.99
SALLY O/T WASTELAND 2 $3.99
SCUM O/T EARTH 2 $3.99
SERAPH OF END VAMPIRE REIGN GN VOL 2 $9.99
SKYWARD TP VOL 3 BATTLE AT THREE RIVERS $8.99
STEVEN UNIVERSE 2 $3.99
TIME KILLERS GN $14.99
TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER 7 $3.99
TWILIGHT ZONE 8 $3.99
UBER SPECIAL RAW POWER 1 $9.99
UBER WRAP CVR 17 $3.99
VOID HC $9.99
WOODS 5 $3.99
WOODS TP VOL 1 $9.99
YU GI OH 5DS GN VOL 6 $9.99

SPECIALTY ITEMS


AVENGERS INFINITE SERIES 3 FIGURES PI
GFT AGE OF DARKNESS 2015 CALENDAR $19.99
SW IMPERIAL ESPRESSO MUGS $32.99
SW IMPERIAL MUG BOBA FETT $14.99
SW IMPERIAL MUG DARTH VADER $14.99
SW IMPERIAL MUG EMPEROR PALPATINE $14.99
SW IMPERIAL MUG STORMTROOPER $14.99
SW STACKING MUGS $32.99

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

FRANK CHO

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I had a great time hosting Frank Cho here on Friday, May 16th. I got to talk to Frank quite a bit, since I drove him from and to his hotel in San Jose. I found him to be a terrific guy. He’s very friendly and open, and a terrific storyteller.

He was incredibly generous with his sketches. He did free sketches for everyone who asked! This is quite rare for artists to do this, especially famous artists like Frank. I bet lots of people will be kicking themselves if they missed it. Make sure to plan on attending the next great Lee’s Comics event. If you don’t, you never know what you’ll miss!

Frank generously signed all of his books for us, so stop by our Mountain View store and pick up a signed copy of one of his great books at no extra charge, while they last.

Check this page to find out about the next exciting Lee's Comics event!

Thursday, May 08, 2014

FRANK CHO IS COMING TO LEE'S COMICS!

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Meet fan favorite artist Frank Cho in person at Lee's Comics in Mountain View! We will have plenty of Frank's comics and Graphic Novels on hand. The event is free and open to the public. Help us welcome this great artist to his first Lee's Comics signing!

Frank Cho Signing
Friday, May 16th
4:00-6:00pm
Lee's Comics
1020-F N. Rengstorff Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 965-1800
WWW.Lcomics.com

Sunday, May 04, 2014

FABULOUS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Free Comic Book Day just keeps getting bigger and bigger! It's now, by far, our busiest day of the year. This year, we upped orders on the titles by 20%. We ordered over five thousand comic books to give away. Despite this fact, we ran out of most titles by 6 pm. That's why we always tell people to come early for best selection. This year we included a parking lot tent sale of 25¢ books at our Mountain View location. I think it really added to the event. It expanded the psychical boundaries of the event, and spread the people around more. It was a very nice day, and it had the feeling of a rock festival. We had nice lines of people well into the afternoon.

I like to give the free books away outside. People can take their free books, and just walk away, no strings attached. Most people opted to go inside and shop around. There were lines for the register most of the day, but not too bad. We were also ringing up sales outside, and could also take credit cards thanks to my iphone and the square.

Here's this year's photo parade.

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It's 8:00 am, the banner and the flags are up.

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Now to add a tent with 2 8-foot tables covered with 20 long boxes of quarter books. Most of them never offered before. Then add a rolling counter and 2 tables loaded with 57 different free comics. It's 9:30, and we are starting to roll!

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Folks choose their free comics. My pal, Mark Arnold is here to help me out.

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Families stop by in wave after wave.

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Great sales inside the store.

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Too bad every day can't be like Free Comic Book Day!

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A very orderly crowd keeps lining up to choose their free comics.

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The quarter box tent was a big hit!

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We'll have to do more tent sales, especially in the nice summer weather.


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At 11:00 pm we did a drawing. The prize was a complete set of all the 2014 Free Comic Book Day Comics in a handsome Lee's Comics canvas tote bag. Here's the lucky winner, Ayanne Sawyer! Ayanne told me she never won anything before. Hopefully she'll enjoy reading all 57 of this year's Free Comics!


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Here's a picture of me and my buddy Dwight Boyd.

Thanks to all who attended this great event at either of our Locations. Make sure to attend next year! Remember, it's always on the first Saturday in May. We're going to make next year even better!












Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PODCASTS



In traveling from my home to the store, I spend at least an hour a day in the car. I find that one of the best ways to make the time go by fast is to enjoy a podcast. If you have a smart phone, you can download them easily and free. Here’s a look at some of my favorites:

The Moth
This is my very favorite podcast. Professional and amateur storytellers get up before a live audience and tell true stories. Most of these stories are extremely well told. Sometimes they are so good that you’ll stay in your car even after you’ve reached your destination, because you are so spellbound.

Radio Lab
Each episode delves into some phenomenon. It’s usually a societal issue, or a scientific question.  They skip all around in search of an answer. They mix sounds and music with the narrative, and it can mesmerize the listener. It’s really thought provoking and well done.

This American Life
This show is the father of all great podcasts. Each week is a fascinating one-hour morality play. Like Radio Lab, they mix in voices, various sounds and music. It’s very rarely less than fascinating.

Ted Talks
Most people are probably familiar with Ted Talks. These are lively lectures, featuring leading innovators and ground-breaking ideas. Usually they are quite interesting.

History of World War II
I’m a World War 2 history buff, but there is still an awful lot that I do not fully understand about the conflict. This podcast is filling in a lot of the blanks for me. So far there have been a hundred episodes, and they have not yet gotten to the invasion of Russia, or the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which prompted the US to get into the war.
The speaker and sole creator of the podcast, Ray Harris Jr. is not a polished speaker. He does not have a good radio voice, and he puts the emphasis on the wrong words. Despite this deficit, you soon overlook the verbal quirkiness, because the material is so interesting, and his research is so thorough. It takes him forever to put up new episodes, but this won’t be a handicap to you as a new listener, until you catch up with the 100 episodes he’s put up already. Hopefully me, and Ray will live long enough to get to the end.

Real Time With Bill Maher
I watch Real Time each week, so why do I listen to the Podcast? Well, the podcast contains extra features. First there’s “2 Minute Maher” which broadcasts previously unheard outtakes from the opening monologue of each week’s show. Then they play the whole episode. I usually skip that since I’ve already watched it at home. But if I missed some or all of it, it’s a good was to hear it. After that, they have “Overtime”. All the guests stick around for a few more minutes to answer questions from the audience. This is all very entertaining and lively for Real Time fans.

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