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

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.

Monday, April 21, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS ON SALE 04-23-2014

LEE’S COMICS SHIPMENT
ON SALE 04-23-2014

DC
ALL STAR WESTERN 30 $3.99
AQUAMAN 30 $2.99
BATMAN ETERNAL 3 $2.99
BATMAN SUPERMAN 9 $3.99
BATMAN SUPERMAN VAR 9 PI
CATWOMAN 30 $2.99
DEAD BOY DETECTIVES 5 $2.99
DEADMAN TP VOL 5 $16.99
FLASH 30 $2.99
GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 4 DARK DAYS $24.99
GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 3 THE END $19.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK 30 $3.99


JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED 0 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED BLANK VAR 0 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED COMBO PACK 0 $4.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED VAR 0 PI
LARFLEEZE 10 $2.99
MAD MAGAZINE 527 $5.99
RED LANTERNS 30 $2.99
SECRET ORIGINS 1 $4.99
SECRET ORIGINS VAR 1 PI
SUPERMAN 30 $2.99
TEEN TITANS 30 $3.99
TEEN TITANS GO 3 $2.99

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

MARVEL
ALL NEW INVADERS 4 $3.99
AVENGERS UNDERCOVER 3 $2.99
BRILLIANT PREM HC VOL 1 $24.99
DAREDEVIL 2 $3.99
DEXTER DOWN UNDER 3 $3.99
ELEKTRA 1 $3.99
FANTASTIC FOUR 3 $3.99
GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT ONE 4 $3.99
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY 14 $4.99
IRON PATRIOT 2 $3.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN 25 $2.99


ORIGINAL SIN 0 $4.99
ORIGINAL SIN VAR 0 PI
POWERS BUREAU 9 $3.95
SAVAGE WOLVERINE 17 $3.99
SAVAGE WOLVERINE TP VOL 1 KILL ISLAND $19.99
SECRET AVENGERS TP VOL 3 HOW TO MAIM MOCKINGBIRD $17.99
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP 12 $3.99
THUNDERBOLTS 25 $2.99
UNCANNY AVENGERS 19 $3.99
WHAT IF AGE OF ULTRON 4 $3.99
X-MEN LEGACY TP VOL 4 FOR WE ARE MANY $15.99

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

DARK HORSE
BTVS SEASON 10 2 $3.50
BTVS SEASON 10 VAR 2 $3.50


CONAN THE AVENGER 1 $3.50
EC ARCHIVES WEIRD FANTASY HC VOL 1 $49.99
ELTINGVILLE CLUB 1 $3.99
GANTZ TP VOL 31 $13.99
HALO ESCALATION 5 $3.99
MASS EFFECT FOUNDATION 10 $3.99
MASSIVE 22 $3.50
MIND MGMT 21 $3.99
NG EVANGELION SHINJI DETECTIVE DIARY TP VOL 2 $9.99
STAR WARS LEGACY II 14 $2.99
STAR WARS OMNIBUS KNIGHTS O/T OLD REPUBLIC TP VOL 3 $24.99
TOMB RAIDER 3 $3.50
WITCHER 2 $3.99

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

IDW


24 1 $3.99
24 VAR 1 PI
7TH SWORD 1 $3.99
CITY THE MIND IN THE MACHINE 3 $3.99
DANGER GIRL MAYDAY 1 $3.99
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO 201 $3.99
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH 11 $3.99
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH VAR 11 PI
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING 21 $3.99
ROCKETEER SPIRIT PULP FRICTION HC $21.99
ROGUE TROOPER 3 $3.99
SAMURAI JACK CLASSICS TP VOL 2 $19.99
STAR TREK ONGOING 32 $3.99
TMNT ADVENTURES TP VOL 7 $19.99
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES 10 $3.99
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES VAR 10 PI
TMNT ONGOING 33 $3.99
TMNT ONGOING VAR 33 PI
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE 28 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE SUB VAR 28 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE VAR 28 PI
X-FILES SEASON 10 HC VOL 2 $24.99

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

IMAGE
DEAD BODY ROAD 5 $2.99
DISTANT SOIL TP VOL 2 THE ASCENDANT $16.99
FIVE GHOSTS 11 $2.99
FUSE 3 $3.50
GHOSTED 9 $2.99
LAZARUS 8 $2.99
MANHATTAN PROJECTS 20 $3.50
MICE TEMPLAR IV LEGEND 9 $3.99
PROTECTORS INC 6 $2.99
SAVIORS 4 $2.99
SHELTERED 8 $2.99
SHOTGUN WEDDING 4 $3.99
SKULLKICKERS 26 $3.50
SOVEREIGN 2 $2.99
THIEF OF THIEVES 20 $2.99
UNDERTOW 3 $2.99


WALKING DEAD 126 $2.99
ZERO 7 $2.99

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

MISC PUBLISHERS
ALL NEW SOULFIRE 4 $3.99
AMAZING AGENT LUNA GN VOL 10 $11.99
ANIMAL LAND GN VOL 9 $10.99
ASH & THE ARMY OF DARKNESS 6 $3.99
BETTY & VERONICA 270 $2.99
BETTY & VERONICA VAR 270 $2.99
BLEEDING COOL MAGAZINE 9 $4.99
BO PLUSHY GANGSTA 2 $3.99
BRAVEST WARRIORS 19 $3.99
BUNKER 3 $3.99
BUNNY DROP GN VOL 10 $14.00
CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN GN VOL 9 $12.99
CROSSED ANNUAL 2014 WRAP CVR $5.99
CROSSED BADLANDS WRAP CVR 52 $3.99
DEVILS & REALIST GN VOL 1 $12.99


DUFFMAN ADVENTURES 1 $3.99
ETERNAL WARRIOR 8 $3.99
EVIL EMPIRE 2 $3.99
FATHOM KIANI VOL 3 2 $3.99
FLOWERS OF EVIL GN VOL 9 $10.95
GAME OF THRONES 20 $3.99
GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS HC VOL 3 $24.99
GFT CODE RED 5 $2.99
GFT HELSING 1 $3.99
GFT WONDERLAND 22 $3.99
GRAVEL COMBAT MAGICIAN WRAP CVR 3 $3.99
GURREN LAGANN ART WORKS SC $39.99
HACKTIVIST 4 $3.99
HARBINGER 22 $3.99
HEROBEAR AND KID SAVING TIME 1 $3.99
HEROBEAR AND KID SAVING TIME VAR 1 PI
IM NOT POPULAR GN VOL 3 $11.99
INU X BOKU SS TP VOL 3 $11.99
JACK HAMMER 3 $2.99
JUDGE DREDD COMP CASE FILES TP VOL 22 $32.99
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE 346 $12.25
LADY RAWHIDE 5 $3.99
LETTER 44 6 $3.99
LOVE IN HELL GN VOL 3 $11.99
MIDAS FLESH 5 $3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FIREFLY W / BOOK $9.95
NEWTYPE JAN 2014 $16.00
OVER EASY HC $24.95
PEANUTS VOL 2 17 $3.99
PLANET OF THE APES CATACLYSM TP VOL 3 $14.99
REGULAR SHOW 12 $3.99
REGULAR SHOW VAR 12 PI
RO BUSTERS DISASTER SQUAD OF DISTINCTION TP $19.99
ROBOTECH VOLTRON 3 $3.99
SHADOW NOW 6 $3.99
SHERLOCK HOLMES MORIARTY LIVES 3 $3.99
SKYWARD TP VOL 2 STRANGE CREATURES $8.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 259 $2.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VAR 259 $2.99
STAR TREK MAGAZINE 49 $9.99
STAR WARS INSIDER 149 $7.99
STEED & MRS PEEL TP VOL 3 $14.99
STREET FIGHTER CLASSIC HC VOL 3 PSYCHO CRUSHER $54.99
SWORD ART ONLINE NOVEL VOL 1 AINCRAD $13.00
THANIEL 2 $3.99
UBER WRAP CVR 11 $3.99
UMINEKO WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 6 BANQUET GOLDEN $22.00
VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES HC VOL 9 $49.99
VAMPLETS UNDEAD PET SOCIETY 1 $3.99
WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC VOL 5 TRAIL O/T UNICOR $29.99
WARLORD OF MARS 35 $3.99
WORLD WAR BLUE GN VOL 5 $12.99

SPECIALTY ITEMS


YU GI OH HEROCLIX $2.99

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS ON SALE 04-16-2014

LEE’S COMICS SHIPMENT
ON SALE 04-16-2014

DC
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN TP VOL 1 $14.99
AMERICAN VAMPIRE SECOND CYCLE 2 $2.99
BATMAN 30 $3.99
BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN 30 $2.99
BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN VAR 30 PI
BATMAN COMBO PACK 30 $4.99
BATMAN ETERNAL 2 $2.99
BATMAN VAR 30 PI
BATWOMAN 30 $2.99
BIRDS OF PREY 30 $2.99
DAYTRIPPER DELUXE ED HC $34.99
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS 30 $2.99
HARLEY QUINN 5 $2.99
HARLEY QUINN VAR 5 PI
JOKER DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP $24.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE 29 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE COMBO PACK 29 $4.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE VAR 29 PI
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS 30 $2.99


SINESTRO 1 $2.99
SINESTRO VAR 1 PI
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 LANTERN 1 $3.99
SUPERGIRL 30 $2.99
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA 10 $2.99
UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE 4 $3.99
WONDER WOMAN 30 $2.99
WONDER WOMAN VAR 30 PI

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

MARVEL
AMAZING X-MEN 6 $3.99
DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID PREM HC VOL 7 $24.99
DEADPOOL VS CARNAGE 2 $3.99


HULK 1 $3.99
HULK VAR 1 PI
MOON KNIGHT 2ND PTG 1 $3.99
MS MARVEL 3 $2.99
NOVA 16 $3.99
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN 31 $5.99
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN CAMPBELL VAR 31 PI
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN CAPTAIN AMERICA TEAM UP VAR 31 PI
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN MAGUIRE VAR 31 PI
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 5 SUPERIOR VENOM $17.99
THOR GOD OF THUNDER 21 $3.99
ULTIMATE FF 1 $3.99
ULTIMATE FF VAR 1 PI
UNCANNY X-MEN 20 $3.99
WHAT IF AGE OF ULTRON 3 $3.99
WINTER SOLDIER BITTER MARCH 3 $3.99
WOLVERINE 4 $3.99
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN 3 $3.99
X-FORCE 3 $3.99
X-MEN 13 $3.99

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

DARK HORSE
1 FOR $1 EMILY AND STRANGERS 1 $1.00
BPRD HELL ON EARTH 118 $3.50
BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 8 $19.99
BRAIN BOY TP VOL 1 PSY VS PSY $14.99
CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 26 LEGION O/T DEAD $19.99
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 35 $7.99
GHOST 3 $2.99
GHOST OMNIBUS TP VOL 5 $24.99
ITTY BITTY HELLBOY TP $9.99
SKYMAN 4 $2.99
STAR WARS DARTH VADER & CRY OF SHADOWS 5 $3.50
STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT 7 $3.99


STAR WARS ONGOING TP VOL 2 FROM RUINS OF ALDERAAN $19.99
TREKKER TRAIN TO AVALON BAY TP $9.99
WHITE SUITS 3 $3.99

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

IDW
CROW PESTILENCE 2 $3.99


FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE ALIVE 3 $3.99
GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING TP VOL 7 HAPPY HORROR DAYS $17.99
GODZILLA RULERS OF EARTH TP VOL 2 $17.99
HAUNTED HORROR 10 $3.99
POWERPUFF GIRLS TP VOL 1 $19.99
STAR MAGE 1 $3.99
STAR SLAMMERS REMASTERED 2 $3.99
THUNDER AGENTS 7 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS DARK CYBERTRON TP VOL 1 $19.99
TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE 1 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE SUB VAR 1 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE VAR 1 PI
X-FILES ANNUAL 2014 $7.99
X-FILES ANNUAL 2014 VAR PI

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

IMAGE
A VOICE IN THE DARK 6 $3.99
ART OF MILLARWORLD HC $39.99
DOCTOR GRORDBORT PRES TRIUMPH HC $19.99
FIVE WEAPONS 8 $3.50
GENESIS GN $6.99
MEN OF MYSTERY 92 $29.95


MERCENARY SEA 3 $2.99
MINIMUM WAGE 4 $3.50
MORNING GLORIES 38 $3.50
SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 1 $9.99
SHOTGUN WEDDING 3 $3.99
STRAY BULLETS THE KILLERS 2 $3.50
WITCHBLADE 174 $2.99

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

MISC PUBLISHERS
2000 AD PACK MAR 2014 $21.00
ADVENTURE TIME 27 $3.99
ADVENTURE TIME SUGARY SHORTS TP VOL 1 $19.99
ADVENTURE TIME VAR 27 PI
AFTERSCHOOL CHARISMA GN VOL 9 $12.99
ALIVE GN $12.95
ALL NEW EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS 4 $3.99
ALL NEW FATHOM 6 $3.99
ALTER EGO 124 $8.95
ARCHIE 654 $2.99
ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR SPORTS TIME TP $5.99
ARCHIE FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST 4 $3.99
ARCHIE VAR 654 $2.99
AUTEUR 2 $3.99
BACK ISSUE 72 $8.95
BAD ASS 4 $3.99
BART SIMPSON TO THE RESCUE GN $15.99
BOHEMIANS GN $16.95
CAPT ACTION CAT 1 $3.99
CLIMATE CHANGED PERSONAL JOURNEY GN $24.95
COLLECTED NINJA HIGH SCHOOL V2 TP $24.99
CURSE 4 $3.99
DIM SUM WARRIORS GN VOL 1 $12.99
DOROHEDORO GN VOL 12 $12.99
FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE ALIVE REANIMATED ED $5.99
GAIJIN AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR GN $19.99
GEARHEARTS STEAMPUNK GLAMOR REVUE 10 $3.99
GFT GODSTORM HERCULES PAYNE A CVR 1 $3.99
GFT GODSTORM HERCULES PAYNE C CVR 1 $3.99
GFT INFERNO AGE OF DARKNESS A CVR $5.99
GFT INFERNO AGE OF DARKNESS C CVR $5.99
GFT NEVERLAND AGE OF DARKNESS 2 $2.99
GFT TALES FROM OZ TP VOL 1 $12.99
GHOST WOLF 1 $3.99
GOD IS DEAD 11 $3.99
GOD IS DEAD CARNAGE WRAP CVR 11 $3.99
GOD IS DEAD END OF DAYS CVR 11 $3.99
GOD IS DEAD ICONIC CVR 11 $3.99
JUXTAPOZ MAY 2014 160 $5.99
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE 207 $5.99
MEGA MAN 35 $2.99
MEGA MAN VAR 35 $2.99
MERCENARY PIG 1 $4.99
MISSIONS OF LOVE GN VOL 7 $10.99
MONSTER HIGH MAGAZINE 7 $4.99
NEOZOIC TRADERS GAMBIT 3 $3.50
NO 6 GN VOL 6 $10.99
OPERATION MARGARINE GN $12.95
RACHEL RISING TP VOL 4 WINTER GRAVES $16.99
REGULAR SHOW TP VOL 1 $14.99
ROVER RED CHARLIE WRAP CVR 5 $3.99
SAN HANNIBAL 1 $2.99
SHADOW 24 $3.99
SHEENA 1 $3.99
SIMPSONS COMICS 211 $2.99
SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN SEASON 6 2 $3.99


SOLAR MAN O/T ATOM 1 $3.99
SOLAR MAN O/T ATOM SUB VAR 1 $3.99
SONIC UNIVERSE 62 $2.99
SONIC UNIVERSE VAR 62 $2.99
SPIDER DOUBLE NOVEL 3 $14.95
STAR WARS MAGAZINE 1 $4.99
SUNNY HC VOL 3 $22.99
THEA STILTON HC VOL 3 VIKING SHIP $9.99
TIME LINCOLN CONTINENTAL ONE SHOT $3.99
TRANSLUCID 1 $3.99
TRANSLUCID VAR 1 PI
WARLORD OF MARS 100 $7.99
WASTELAND 53 $3.99
WOLFSMUND GN VOL 4 $12.95
X-O MANOWAR 24 $3.99

SPECIALTY ITEMS


ARCHER SECRET AGENT RETRO LUNCHBOX PI

Monday, July 08, 2013

STERANKO

One of our favorite artists here is (Jaunty) Jim Steranko. Our big event featuring the first ever meeting of Steranko and Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon at our Mountain View store is the stuff of legend. 

The Jaunty One has entered the world of social media, and he's taking it by storm! You won't believe the series of spellbinding tweets that he has been unleashing every night on twitter. Click on this handy link to join the fun! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

NEAL ADAMS



Thanks to all who attended our signing with master comics artist Neal Adams on Friday. I had a marvelous time hanging out with Neal and getting to know him a little better. He is an incredibly bright fellow, and he was really nice to me an all of our visitors. He had wonderful stories to tell, and he made the customers very happy.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

AMAZING FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Free Comic Book Day just keeps getting bigger and bigger! This year there were 52 titles to choose from, and we vastly increased our orders. The crowds were bigger then ever too! We saw long lines stretching down the street at both stores until after noon. People seemed to love our give away of two complete sets of all the free comics, presented in a handsome canvas Lee's Comics tote bag. This is sure to be a treasured annual tradition from now on. Tom Rolinger stopped by at noon and did free drawings  for the fans.

The first big title to go was the Star Wars offering from Dark Horse. Not a huge surprise since it was also Star Wars day. The forth was with us though, and most of our other big titles held out at least into the evening. I was handing out comics in front of our Mountain View store along with my friend Mark Arnold. We saw wave upon wave of happy families and their kids coming up to join the fun. There were also many people who just happened by when they saw all the commotion. These were first time attendees. They all loved the idea of free comics, and many of them told me they were looking forward to attending in future years. We are in a huge shopping center that also has a Costco, Krispy Kreme, Office Max and other attractions so there are always hundreds of people milling about on weekends. Our flags, banner, tent, and the huge crowds milling about really caught the eye!

Free Comic Book day is like a national comic con. It's the time for everyone to let their geek flag fly. People love comics, and they certainly love getting something for free. We give the comics away out front, so people know there's no obligation to go in and shop. The interesting thing is that most people did go in and shop, and we had a record sales day. It's not going to be easy, but we are going to try to top ourselves next year, and we are already working on some top secret plans! Stay tuned.














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