LET'S LEVEL WITH LEE!

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

Monday, August 18, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS ON SALE 08-20-2014

LEE’S COMICS SHIPMENT
ON SALE 08-20-2014

DC
BATMAN AND ROBIN 34 $2.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN DCU SELFIE VAR 34 $2.99
BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED HC VOL 4 $24.99
BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED TP VOL 3 $16.99
BATMAN ETERNAL 20 $2.99
BATMAN INCORPORATED TP VOL 2 GOTHAMS MOST WANTED $16.99
BATWOMAN 34 $2.99
FABLES 143 $2.99
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS 34 $2.99
INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE 2 $3.99
INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE 3 $2.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 4 THE REBIRTH OF EVIL $16.99
KATANA TP VOL 1 SOULTAKER $19.99


MULTIVERSITY 1 $4.99
MULTIVERSITY BLANK VAR 1 $4.99
MULTIVERSITY BRYAN HITCH VAR 1 PI
MULTIVERSITY CHRIS BURNHAM VAR 1 PI
MULTIVERSITY IVAN REIS VAR 1 PI
NEW 52 FUTURES END 16 $2.99
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS 34 $2.99
SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED CRISIS OF IMAGINATION 8 $2.99
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN 1 $3.99
SUPERGIRL 34 $2.99
TEEN TITANS 2 $2.99
TEEN TITANS DCU SELFIE VAR 2 $2.99
TEEN TITANS GO 5 $2.99
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA 14 $2.99
UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE 8 $3.99

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

MARVEL
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER 6 $3.99
ALL NEW ULTIMATES 6 $3.99
ALL NEW X-FACTOR 12 $3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC COLLECTION SOCIETY SERPENTS $34.99
DAREDEVIL 7 $3.99
DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 6 $15.99
DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU 4 $3.99
DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET 7 $3.99
DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE 3 $3.99
ELEKTRA 5 $3.99
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY BY GILLEN TP VOL 2 COMPLETE $34.99
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD TP VOL 1 TRUST ME $19.99
MAGNETO 8 $3.99
MIGHTY AVENGERS 13 $3.99


MS MARVEL 7 $2.99
NEW AVENGERS 23 $3.99
NOVA 20 $3.99
ORIGINAL SINS 5 $3.99
PUNISHER TP VOL 1 BLACK AND WHITE $17.99
SAVAGE WOLVERINE 22 $3.99
SECRET AVENGERS 7 $3.99
STORM 2 $3.99
WINTER SOLDIER TP BITTER MARCH $16.99
WOLVERINE ANNUAL 1 $4.99

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

DARK HORSE


BPRD HELL ON EARTH 122 $3.50
BRAIN BOY MEN FROM GESTALT 4 $2.99
BTVS SEASON 10 6 $3.50
BTVS SEASON 10 VAR 6 $3.50
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 1 $4.99
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 VAR 1 $4.99
EYE OF NEWT 3 $3.99
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL SON OF DATHOMIR 4 $3.50
STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL 1 $3.99
WITCHFINDER MYSTERIES OF UNLAND 3 $3.50

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

IDW
JUDGE DREDD 22 $3.99


LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND 1 $3.99
LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND SUB CVR 1 $3.99
MONSTER & MADMAN TP $17.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER 8 $3.99
SAMURAI JACK 11 $3.99
SAMURAI JACK SUB VAR 11 $3.99
STAR SLAMMERS REMASTERED 6 $3.99
SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR GRIM ADV OF BILLY & MANDY $3.99
SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR GRIM ADV OF BILLY & MANDY SUB CVR $3.99
SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR GRIM ADV OF BILLY & MANDY VAR PI
TMNT ADVENTURES TP VOL 8 $19.99
TMNT ANNUAL 2014 $7.99
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE 32 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE SUB VAR 32 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE VAR 32 PI
X-FILES YEAR ZERO 2 $3.99
X-FILES YEAR ZERO SUB VAR 2 $3.99

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

IMAGE
ARTIFACTS 38 $3.99
DARK ENGINE 2 $3.50


FADE OUT 1 $3.50
FADE OUT MOVIE MAGAZINE VAR 1 $5.99
GENIUS 3 $3.99
IMAGE FIRSTS LAZARUS 1 $1.00
MANIFEST DESTINY 9 $2.99
PETER PANZERFAUST 20 $3.50
PROTECTORS INC 8 $2.99
SAVAGE DRAGON 197 $3.99
SAVIORS 5 $2.99
STRAY BULLETS THE KILLERS 6 $3.50
SUPREME BLUE ROSE 2 $2.99
TREES 4 $2.99
UMBRAL 8 $3.50
WICKED & DIVINE CVR A 3 $3.50
WICKED & DIVINE CVR B 3 $3.50

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

MISC PUBLISHERS
ACG COLL WORKS FORBIDDEN WORLDS HC VOL 7 $47.99
ADV TIME BANANA GUARD ACADEMY 2 $3.99
ADVENTURE TIME 31 $3.99
ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE MATHEMATICAL ED HC $39.99
ALICES ADV IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH LOOKING GLASS GN $14.99
AMAZING ADV OF SUPERMAN YR PB ALIEN SUPERMAN $3.95
AMAZING ADV OF SUPERMAN YR PB BATTLE SUPER HEROES $3.95
AMAZING ADV OF SUPERMAN YR PB CREATURES FROM PLANE $3.95
AMAZING ADV OF SUPERMAN YR PB ESCAPE FUTURE WORLD $3.95
ARMOR HUNTERS BLOODSHOT 2 $3.99
ARMOR HUNTERS HARBINGER 2 $3.99
ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 2 $10.99
BLACK MARKET 2 $3.99
BLOODSHOT TP VOL 5 GET SOME $14.99
BOUNTY HUNTER CODE REVELATIONS OF BOBA FETT HC $19.95
BRAVEST WARRIORS PRESENTS CATBUGS TREASURE BOOK HC $12.99
BRAVEST WARRIORS SEARCH FOR CATBUG HC $14.99
BRAVEST WARRIORS TP VOL 3 $14.99
CARBON GN $19.99
COURTNEY CRUMRIN SPEC ED HC VOL 6 $24.99
DC SUPER HEROES SUPERMAN YR TP PLANET COLLECTOR $5.95
DEAD LETTERS TP VOL 1 $9.99
DELINQUENTS 1 $3.99
DOCTOR SPEKTOR 3 $3.99
DOCTOR WHO CRUEL SEA GN $19.99
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 476 $9.99
DOROHEDORO GN VOL 13 $12.99
EMPTY MAN 3 $3.99
ENORMOUS 3 $3.99
FANGORIA 335 $10.99
FIRST KINGDOM HC VOL 5 $19.99
FROM THE NEW WORLD GN VOL 5 $10.95
GANGSTA GN VOL 3 $12.99
GFT ASCENSION TP $15.99
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES A CVR 101 $2.99
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES C CVR 101 $2.99
GFT ROBYN HOOD ONGOING 1 $2.99
GFT VS WONDERLAND 2 $2.99
GRIMM PORTLAND WU GN $7.99
HAGANAI I DONT HAVE MANY FRIENDS GN VOL 8 $12.99
HARVEY HORRORS BLACK CAT MYSTERY SOFTIE TP VOL 3 $24.99
HELLRAISER BESTIARY 1 $3.99
HEROIC LEGEND OF ARSLAN GN VOL 1 $10.99
HIP HOP FAMILY TREE GN VOL 2 $27.99
IKIGAMI ULTIMATE LIMIT GN VOL 10 $12.99
JACK AND THE BOX TP $4.99
JELLABY GN VOL 2 MONSTER IN THE CITY $12.95


JUSTICE INC 1 $3.99
KILLER OMNIBUS TP VOL 2 $24.99
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE 210 $5.99
LAST BROADCAST 4 $3.99
LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA GN VOL 2 RIGHT DECISION $7.99
LIFE AFTER 2 $3.99
MISSIONS OF LOVE GN VOL 8 $10.99
MONSTER HIGH MAGAZINE 9 $4.99
MONSTER MUSUME GN VOL 4 $12.99
NEWTYPE JUN 2014 $16.00
SHADOWMAN END TIMES TP $14.99
SHARK KING TP $4.99
SHERWOOD TX 2 $3.99
SIMPSONS COMICS 214 $2.99
SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN SEASON 6 5 $3.99
SKYWARD 9 $2.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 23 $7.99
SONS OF ANARCHY 12 $3.99
STEAMPUNK BSG 1880 1 $3.99
STRIKE WITCHES TP VOL 01 1937 FUSO SEA INCIDENT $12.99
SUICIDE RISK TP VOL 3 $14.99
TRANSLUCID 5 $3.99
TSUBASA OMNIBUS GN VOL 1 $19.99
UBER SPECIAL 1 $9.99
VAMPIRELLA BITES TP $15.99
VINLAND SAGA GN VOL 4 $19.99
WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST 42 $4.99
ZAYA HC $29.99

SPECIALTY ITEMS
BREAKING BAD HEISENBERG 18IN PLUSH $25.99


THOR GREETINGS FROM ASGARD TURQ T/S MED $18.99

Sunday, August 10, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS ON SALE 08-13-2014

LEE’S COMICS SHIPMENT
ON SALE 08-13-2014

DC
ASTRO CITY 14 $3.99
BATGIRL 34 $2.99
BATGIRL DCU SELFIE VAR 34 $2.99


BATMAN 34 $3.99
BATMAN COMBO PACK 34 $4.99
BATMAN DCU SELFIE VAR 34 $3.99
BATMAN EARTH ONE TP $12.99
BATMAN ETERNAL 19 $2.99
BATMAN VAR 34 PI
BIRDS OF PREY 34 $2.99
COFFIN HILL 10 $2.99
CONSTANTINE 17 $2.99
FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS 13 $2.99
FLASH HC VOL 4 REVERSE $24.99
FLASH TP VOL 3 GORILLA WARFARE $16.99
GREEN LANTERN CORPS 34 $2.99
GREEN LANTERN CORPS DCU SELFIE VAR 34 $2.99
GREEN LANTERN WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN TP $19.99
HARLEY QUINN 9 $2.99
HARLEY QUINN DCU SELFIE VAR 9 $2.99
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP VOL 3 $14.99
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO 9 $2.99
INVISIBLES HC BOOK 2 DELUXE EDITION $29.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED 4 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED DCU SELFIE VAR 4 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED VAR 4 PI
MAD MAGAZINE 529 $5.99
NEW 52 FUTURES END 15 $2.99
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD 2 $2.99
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD VAR 2 PI
PREACHER TP BOOK 5 $19.99
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU 48 $2.99
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CHAOS 1 $3.99
SUPERBOY 34 $2.99
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN 11 $3.99
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN DCU SELFIE VAR 11 $3.99
WORLDS FINEST 26 $2.99

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

MARVEL
ALL NEW X-MEN 30 $3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 5 $3.99
AMAZING X-MEN 10 $3.99
AVENGERS UNDERCOVER 8 $2.99
AVENGERS WORLD 11 $3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA 23 $3.99
CAPTAIN MARVEL 6 $3.99
DEADPOOL 33 $3.99
DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 4 $34.99
DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET 6 $3.99
DEADPOOL VAR 33 PI
FANTASTIC FOUR 8 $3.99
HULK 5 $3.99
INHUMAN 3 $3.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE 11 $2.99
NIGHTCRAWLER 5 $3.99


NOVA SPECIAL 1 $4.99
NOVA SPECIAL BROOKS INTERLOCKING VAR 1 $4.99
ORIGINAL SIN 7 $3.99
ORIGINAL SIN ADAMS INTERLOCKING BATTLE VAR 7 $3.99
ORIGINAL SIN TEASER VAR 7 $3.99
SPIDER-MAN 2099 2 $3.99
SPIDER-MAN 2099 VAR 2 PI
THUNDERBOLTS 29 $2.99
ULTIMATE FF 6 $3.99
UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC 4 $3.99
WOLVERINE 11 $3.99
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN 7 $3.99
X-FORCE 8 $3.99
X-MEN 18 $3.99

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

DARK HORSE
ABE SAPIEN 15 $3.50
BLACKOUT 4 $2.99
CREEPY COMICS 17 $3.99


DARK AGES 1 $3.99
GHOST 7 $2.99
GUNS OF SHADOW VALLEY HC $24.99
LOBSTER JOHNSON GET LOBSTER 5 $3.99
SAMURAI EXECUTIONER OMNIBUS TP VOL 2 $19.99
STAR WARS 20 $2.99
STAR WARS LEGACY II TP VOL 3 WANTED ANIA SOLO $19.99
TERMINATOR SALVATION FINAL BATTLE 8 $3.99
X 16 $2.99

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

IDW
DOBERMAN 2 $3.99
GI JOE SILENT INTERLUDE 30TH ANNV ED HC $19.99
GODZILLA CATACLYSM 1 $3.99
GODZILLA CATACLYSM SUB VAR 1 $3.99
GODZILLA CATACLYSM VAR 1 PI
JUDGE DREDD ANDERSON PSI DIVISION 1 $3.99
JUDGE DREDD ANDERSON PSI DIVISION SUB VAR 1 $3.99
JUDGE DREDD ANDERSON PSI DIVISION VAR 1 PI
LITTLEST PET SHOP 4 $3.99
LITTLEST PET SHOP SUB VAR 4 $3.99
MAXX MAXXIMIZED 10 $3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC 22 $3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC VAR 22 PI


MY LITTLE PONY TP VOL 3 RETURN OF HARMONY $7.99
STAR TREK ONGOING 36 $3.99
STAR TREK ONGOING SUB VAR 36 $3.99
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES 14 $3.99
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES VAR 14 PI
TMNT ONGOING 37 $3.99
TMNT ONGOING VAR 37 PI
TRANSFORMERS PRIMACY 1 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS PRIMACY SUB VAR 1 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS PRIMACY VAR 1 PI
X-FILES SEASON 10 15 $3.99
X-FILES SEASON 10 SUB VAR 15 $3.99
X-FILES SEASON 10 VAR 15 PI

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

IMAGE
BURN THE ORPHANAGE REIGN OF TERROR 4 $3.50
DEAD AT 17 BLASPHEMY THRONE 1 $3.50
DEATH VIGIL 2 $3.99
DISPLACED PERSONS OGN $17.99
DREAM MERCHANT 4 $3.50
GENIUS 2 $3.99
GHOSTED 12 $2.99
RED CITY 3 $2.99
RISE O/T MAGI 3 $3.50
SEX CRIMINALS 7 $3.50
SHUTTER 5 $3.50
SKULLKICKERS 30 $3.99
STARLIGHT 5 $2.99
THIEF OF THIEVES 23 $2.99


WALKING DEAD 130 $2.99
WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS 4 $3.50
ZERO 10 $2.99

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

MISC PUBLISHERS
ABC WARRIORS VOLGAN WAR GN VOL 4 $22.99
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG 23 $3.99
ARCHIE FUNHOUSE DIGEST 7 $4.99
ARMOR HUNTERS 3 $3.99
CLIVE BARKER NEXT TESTAMENT 12 $3.99
CROSSED BADLANDS WRAP CVR 59 $3.99
DC SUPER FRIENDS WORD ADV BOARD BOOK SUPERMAN $6.99
DC SUPER FRIENDS WORD ADV BOARD BOOK WONDER WOMAN $6.99
DC YR BOARD BOOK SM BATMAN SHAPES $5.99
DC YR BOARD BOOK SM CATWOMAN COUNTING $5.99
DC YR BOARD BOOK SM SUPERMAN COLORS $5.99
DC YR BOARD BOOK SM WONDER WOMAN ABCS $5.99
DEADMAN WONDERLAND GN VOL 4 $9.99
DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 76 MINDLESS MONSTERS $14.95
DOODLE JUMP 3 $3.99
EL NINO OMNIBUS HC $44.95
F1RST HERO 1 $3.99
GFT AGE OF DARKNESS TP VOL 2 $15.99
GFT HELSING TP $15.99
GFT INFERNO RINGS OF HELL A CVR 1 $3.99
GFT INFERNO RINGS OF HELL C CVR 1 $3.99
GFT WONDERLAND 26 $3.99
GOD IS DEAD BOOK OF ACTS OMEGA CARNAGE WRAP CVR $5.99
GOD IS DEAD CARNAGE WRAP CVR 18 $3.99
HEART OF THE BEAST HC 20TH ANNV ED $24.99


HEXED 1 $3.99
JASON SHIGA DEMON 1 $4.95
JIM HC $29.99
JOSEPH WIGHT ART BOOK TP VOL 1 $25.00
JUXTAPOZ SEP 2014 164 $5.99
KEVIN KELLER 14 $2.99
KEVIN KELLER VAR 14 $2.99
KINGS WATCH TP VOL 1 $19.99
KODT BUNDLE OF TROUBLE TP VOL 45 $14.99
LADY ZORRO 2 $3.99
LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV 6 $3.99
LEGENDS OF RED SONJA TP VOL 1 $19.99
LENA FINKLES MAGIC BARREL GN $17.00
MAGI GN VOL 7 $9.99
MEGALEX HC $29.95
MEN OF MYSTERY 93 $29.95
MIDNIGHT TIGER 1 $3.99
MONSTER SOUL GN VOL 2 $10.99
MY LITTLE MONSTER GN VOL 3 $10.99
NEGIMA GN VOL 28 KODANSHA ED NEW PTG $10.99
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A HERMIT CRAB SC $9.99
PATHFINDER CITY SECRETS 4 $4.99
PRINCESS UGG 3 $3.99
RACHEL RISING 27 $3.99
RED SONJA 11 $3.99
RED TEN TP VOL 1 $14.99
RUN LIKE HELL GN $14.99
SAN HANNIBAL 3 $2.99
SANITARIUM 2 $3.99
SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 5 $24.99
SHEENA 3 $3.99
SKYWARD 8 $2.99
SMURFS ANTHOLOGY HC VOL 3 $19.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 263 $2.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VAR 263 $2.99
SOUTHERN DOG 1 $3.99
SPIDER DOUBLE NOVEL WINGS OF BLACK DEATH 4 $14.95
SPONGEBOB COMICS 35 $2.99
STAR WARS INSIDER 151 $7.99
THE DEVILERS 2 $2.99
THE PEOPLE INSIDE HC $24.99
THOMAS ALSOP 3 $3.99
TOWER CHRONICLES DREADSTALKER 1 $3.99
TWISTED DARK GN VOL 1 $9.99
UNITY 10 $3.99
VAMPLETS NIGHTMARE NURSERY HC BOOK 2 $15.99
WARLORD OF MARS TP VOL 4 $24.99
WOLFSMUND GN VOL 5 $12.95

SPECIALTY ITEMS
LEGEND OF KORRA PINT GLASS SET $29.99
PULP FICTION MINIMATES JULES & VINCENT 2-PK $9.99
STAR WARS MILLENNIUM FALCON REPLICA KEYCHAIN $12.95
STAR WARS SLAVE ONE REPLICA KEYCHAIN $12.95


STAR WARS STAR DESTROYER REPLICA KEYCHAIN $12.95
SW TIE FIGHTER BOTTLE OPENER $18.00
VIEW ASKEW MINIMATES MOOBY & BUDDY CHRIST 2-PK $9.99
X-MEN LEGENDS 6IN FIGURES PI

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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