LET'S LEVEL WITH LEE!

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

Monday, July 28, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS ON SALE 07-30-2014

LEE’S COMICS SHIPMENT
ON SALE 07-30-2014

DC
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 15 $3.99
AME COMI GIRLS TP VOL 2 RISE OF BRAINIAC $14.99
AQUAMAN ANNUAL 2 $4.99
BATMAN DARK KNIGHT HC VOL 4 CLAY $24.99
BATMAN DARK KNIGHT TP VOL 3 MAD $16.99
BATMAN ETERNAL 17 $2.99
BATMAN LIL GOTHAM TP VOL 2 $12.99
BATWING TP VOL 4 WELCOME TO THE FAMILY $16.99
BODIES 1 $3.99
DC COMICS PRESENTS BATMAN ADVENTURES 1 $7.99
DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL 3 $4.99
DOOM PATROL OMNIBUS HC $150.00
HARLEY QUINN 8 $2.99
HARLEY QUINN BATMAN 75 VAR 8 $2.99
HARLEY QUINN VAR 8 PI
JUSTICE LEAGUE 32 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE BOMBSHELLS VAR 32 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE VAR 32 PI
NEW 52 FUTURES END 13 $2.99
RED LANTERNS ANNUAL 1 $4.99


SANDMAN OVERTURE CVR A 3 $3.99
SANDMAN OVERTURE CVR B 3 $3.99
SANDMAN OVERTURE SPECIAL INK VAR 3 PI
SINESTRO 4 $2.99
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 SPECIAL 5 $4.99
VERTIGO QUARTERLY 1 $7.99
WAKE 10 $2.99

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

MARVEL
100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL 1 $3.99
100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL VAR 1 PI
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER 5 $3.99
AVENGERS 33 $3.99
AVENGERS WORLD 10 $3.99
CYCLOPS 3 $3.99
DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET 4 $3.99
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY 17 $3.99
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY VAR 17 PI
HAWKEYE 19 $3.99
HUMAN TORCH BY KESEL AND YOUNG COMP COLL TP $34.99


IRON MAN SPECIAL 1 $4.99
IRON MAN SPECIAL INTERLOCKING VAR 1 $4.99
IRON PATRIOT 5 $3.99
MIGHTY AVENGERS TP VOL 2 FAMILY BONDING $17.99
MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 8 $24.99
NEW AVENGERS 21 $3.99
NEW AVENGERS VAR 21 PI
ORIGINAL SIN 3.3 $3.99
RUNAWAYS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 1 $34.99
SECRET AVENGERS 6 $3.99
SPIDER-MAN COMPLETE ALIEN COSTUME SAGA TP BOOK 1 $44.99
ULTIMATE FF 5 $3.99
UNCANNY AVENGERS 22 $3.99
UNCANNY AVENGERS VAR 22 PI
UNCANNY X-MEN 24 $3.99
X-MEN 17 $3.99
X-MEN MAGNETO TESTAMENT TP NEW PTG $19.99

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

DARK HORSE
BALTIMORE WITCH OF HARJU 1 $3.50
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT 13 $2.99
DEEP GRAVITY 1 $3.99
EMILY & THE STRANGERS BREAKING RECORD 2 $3.99
GASOLINE ALLEY HC VOL 2 COMPLETE SUNDAYS 1923-192 $75.00
KING CONAN CONQUEROR 6 $3.50
MASSIVE 25 $3.50
MIND MGMT 24 $3.99
PARIAH 6 $3.99
STAR WARS REBEL HEIST 4 $3.50
STAR WARS REBEL HEIST HUGHES SKETCH ULTRA VAR 4 PI


STAR WARS REBEL HEIST KINDT VAR CVR 4 $3.50
VEIL 4 $3.50

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

IDW
CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR 2 $3.99


CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR SUB VAR 2 $3.99
CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR VAR 2 PI
DANGER GIRL MAYDAY 3 $3.99
GHOSTBUSTERS 18 $3.99
INFESTATION OMNIBUS TP $29.99
LOCKE & KEY COVERS OF GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ HC $24.99
SAMURAI JACK 10 $3.99
SAMURAI JACK SUB VAR 10 $3.99
STAR SLAMMERS REMASTERED 5 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE 31 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE SUB VAR 31 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE VAR 31 PI
V-WARS 4 $3.99
WRAITH WELCOME TO CHRISTMASLAND HC $29.99

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

IMAGE
BLACK SCIENCE 7 $3.50
CHEW WARRIOR CHICKEN POYO 1 $3.50
COWL 3 $3.50
DRUMHELLAR 7 $3.50
EAST OF WEST 14 $3.50
FATALE 24 $4.99
FIVE WEAPONS 10 $3.50
FUSE 6 $3.50
LAZARUS TP VOL 2 LIFT $14.99


LOW 1 $3.99
MANHATTAN PROJECTS 22 $3.50
MERCENARY SEA 6 $2.99
MICE TEMPLAR IV LEGEND 12 $3.99
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA $2.99
PROPHET 45 $3.99
SHELTERED TP VOL 2 $14.99
SOVEREIGN 5 $2.99
TEN GRAND 10 $2.99
WITCHBLADE 177 $3.99

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

MISC PUBLISHERS
2000 AD PACK JUN 2014 $21.40
ACCEL WORLD NOVEL VOL 1 KUROYUKIHIMES RETURN $13.00
ACG COLL WORKS ADV INTO UNKNOWN HC VOL 8 $47.99
AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE 1 $3.50
ARCHIE 1000 PG COMICS EXPLOSION TP $14.99
ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST 253 $4.99
ARMOR HUNTERS HARBINGER 1 $3.99
BLOOD LAD OMNIBUS GN VOL 5 $20.00


BRASS SUN 3 $3.99
BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY PX HC VOL 1 GRIEVOUS $24.99
CALIBAN WRAP CVR 5 $3.99
CLIVE BARKERS NIGHTBREED 3 $3.99
CROSSED BADLANDS WRAP CVR 58 $3.99
DAY MEN 4 $3.99
DEAD LETTERS 4 $3.99
DOC SAVAGE 8 $3.99
EVIL EMPIRE 3 $3.99
FUN WITH KIRK & SPOCK HC $14.95
GEORGE RR MARTIN IN THE HOUSE O/T WORM WRAP CVR 1 $3.99
GFT NEVERLAND AGE OF DARKNESS TP $12.99
GFT REALM WAR A CVR 1 $3.99
GFT REALM WAR C CVR 1 $3.99
GFT TALES OF TERROR 1 $2.99
GFT VS WONDERLAND A CVR 1 $2.99
GFT VS WONDERLAND C CVR 1 $2.99
GFT WARLORD OF OZ 3 $2.99
GFT WONDERLAND CLASH OF QUEENS TP $15.99
GOD IS DEAD CARNAGE WRAP CVR 17 $3.99
GOLD DIGGER 212 $3.99
HARVEY HORRORS BLACK CAT MYSTERY SOFTIE TP VOL 2 $24.99
HOW TO BE HAPPY HC $24.99
HYPERDIMENSION NEPTUNIA +MK2 ARTWORKS SC $39.99
ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE 45 $15.00
IM NOT POPULAR GN VOL 4 $13.00
INFERNAL DEVICES GN VOL 3 CLOCKWORK PRINCESS $13.00
INU X BOKU SS TP VOL 4 $11.99
JUDGE ANDERSON PSI FILES TP VOL 4 $35.99
JUDGE DREDD DAY OF CHAOS FALLOUT GN $29.99
LETTER 44 TP VOL 1 ESCAPE VELOCITY $19.99
LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 47 OUTLAWS $11.95
MONSTER TP VOL 1 PERFECT ED URASAWA $19.99
NAJA HC $29.99
NIKOLAI DANTE GREAT GAME GN $29.99
NINJAGO GN VOL 1 CHALLENGE OF SAMUKAI $6.99
NON SPORT UPDATE VOL 25 4 $5.99
OMAMORI HIMARI GN VOL 12 $13.00
RED SONJA 0 $3.99
REGULAR SHOW 13 $3.99
ROGUE TROOPER TALES OF NU EARTH GN VOL 4 $32.99
ROY THOMAS PRESENTS CAPTAIN FLASH W/ TORMENTED HC $47.99
SALLY O/T WASTELAND 1 $3.99
SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH ONE SHOT $4.99
SIMPSONS ILLUSTRATED 12 $3.99
SNOWPIERCER GN $14.99
SOUL EATER NOT TP VOL 3 $13.00
SOUL EATER TP VOL 21 $13.00
STAR TREK MAGAZINE 50 $9.99
STAR WARS MAGAZINE 2 $4.99
STEAM WARS 5 $3.99
TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE 87 $2.95
TERRA FORMARS GN VOL 1 $12.99
UMINEKO WHEN THEY CRY GN EP 4 #1 ALLIANCE O/T GOLD $22.00
WATSON AND HOLMES TP VOL 1 STUDY IN BLACK $16.99
X-O MANOWAR 27 $3.99

SPECIALTY ITEMS


DC COMICS NEW 52 POWERGIRL & HUNTRESS AF 2 PACK $44.95
DEARS COMP COLL DVD $39.95
HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW DVD $19.95
JAY & SILENT BOB MINIMATES SER 1 BOX SET $19.99
THEY LIVE OBEY BLK T/S MED $21.99

Monday, July 21, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS ON SALE 07-23-2014

LEE’S COMICS SHIPMENT
ON SALE 07-23-2014

DC
ALL STAR WESTERN 33 $3.99
AQUAMAN 33 $2.99
AQUAMAN BATMAN 75 VAR 33 $2.99


BATMAN 33 $4.99
BATMAN 66 13 $3.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN 33 $2.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN BATMAN 75 VAR 33 $2.99
BATMAN BATMAN 75 VAR 33 $4.99
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE 12 $3.99
BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE HC VOL 4 $29.99
BATMAN COMBO PACK 33 $5.99
BATMAN ETERNAL 16 $2.99
BATMAN VAR 33 PI
CATWOMAN 33 $2.99
DEAD BOY DETECTIVES 7 $2.99
FLASH 33 $2.99
FLASH BATMAN 75 VAR 33 $2.99
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE 15 $2.99
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO 8 $2.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK 33 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK BATMAN 75 VAR 33 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICAS VIBE TP VOL 1 BREACH $16.99
NEW 52 FUTURES END 12 $2.99
RED LANTERNS 33 $2.99
SECRET ORIGINS 4 $4.99
STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES GI ZOMBIE 1 $2.99
SUPERMAN 33 $3.99
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS HC VOL 4 HYBRID $24.99
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 3 AT THE END OF DAY $16.99
SUPERMAN BATMAN 75 VAR 33 $3.99
SWAMP THING BY BRIAN K VAUGHAN TP VOL 2 $19.99
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA 13 $2.99
UNWRITTEN TP VOL 9 THE UNWRITTEN FABLES $14.99
UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE 7 $3.99
WONDER WOMAN 33 $2.99
WONDER WOMAN BATMAN 75 VAR 33 $2.99

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

MARVEL
100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL AVENGERS 1 $3.99
ALL NEW DOOP 4 $3.99
ALL NEW INVADERS 8 $3.99
ALL NEW ULTIMATES 5 $3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 4 $3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VAR 4 PI
AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 5 ADAPT OR DIE $24.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 2 CASTAWAY DIMENSION Z BOO $19.99
DAREDEVIL 6 $3.99
DEADPOOL 32 $3.99
DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET 3 $3.99
DEADPOOL TP VOL 5 WEDDING OF DEADPOOL $15.99
DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE 2 $3.99
DISNEY KINGDOMS SEEKERS OF WEIRD HC $24.99
GOTG BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 1 $34.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN 28 $2.99
MIGHTY AVENGERS 12 $3.99
ORIGINAL SIN 5.2 $3.99
ORIGINAL SIN VAR 5.2 PI
ORIGINAL SINS 4 $3.99


STORM 1 $3.99
THUNDERBOLTS TP VOL 4 NO MERCY $19.99
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN 6 $3.99
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN VAR 6 PI
WOLVERINE BY AARON COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 3 $34.99
WOLVERINE ORIGIN II HC $24.99
WOLVERINE TP BOOK 1 THREE MONTHS TO DIE $24.99

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

DARK HORSE
AXE COP AMERICAN CHOPPERS 3 $3.99
BTVS SEASON 10 5 $3.50
BTVS SEASON 10 VAR 5 $3.50
CONAN THE AVENGER 4 $3.50
DRAGON GIRL MONKEY KING ART OF KATSUYA TERADA HC $39.99
DREAM THIEF ESCAPE 2 $3.99
ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST 4 $3.50
GANTZ TP VOL 32 $13.99
GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE 1 $3.50


GROO VS CONAN 1 $3.50
HALO ESCALATION 8 $3.99
MASS EFFECT FOUNDATION 13 $3.99
MPD-PSYCHO TP VOL 11 $12.99
SAKAI PROJECT HC 30 YEARS USAGI YOJIMBO $29.99
STAR WARS LEGACY II 17 $2.99
STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT HC $39.99
STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT TP $19.99
TOMB RAIDER 6 $3.50

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

IDW
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH 14 $3.99
KILL SHAKESPEARE MASK OF NIGHT 2 $3.99
MONSTER MOTORS ONE SHOT $5.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER 7 $3.99
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING 24 $3.99


RAGNAROK 1 $3.99
RAGNAROK SUB VAR 1 $3.99
STAR TREK CITY O/T EDGE OF FOREVER 2 $3.99
SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR JOHNNY BRAVO 1 $3.99
SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR JOHNNY BRAVO SUB VAR 1 $3.99
SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR JOHNNY BRAVO VAR 1 PI
TMNT HEROES COLLECTION HC $34.99
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES 13 $3.99
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES VAR 13 PI
TMNT TURTLES IN TIME 2 $3.99
TMNT TURTLES IN TIME SUB VAR 2 $3.99
TMNT UTROM EMPIRE TP $17.99
TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS TP VOL 7 $29.99
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE 1 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE SUB VAR 1 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE VAR 1 PI
TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE 4 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE SUB VAR 4 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE VAR 4 PI
WILD BLUE YONDER 5 $3.99
WINTERWORLD 2 $3.99
X-FILES SEASON 10 14 $3.99
X-FILES SEASON 10 SUB VAR 14 $3.99
X-FILES SEASON 10 VAR 14 PI

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

IMAGE
ELEPHANTMEN MAMMOTH TP VOL 1 $29.99
HOWTOONS TOOLS OF MASS CONSTRUCTION TP $17.99
MURDER ME DEAD TP $19.99
REVIVAL 22 $2.99
SAGA 21 $2.99
SAVAGE DRAGON 196 $3.99
SEX TP VOL 2 SUPERCOOL $14.99
SKULLKICKERS 29 $3.50
SUPERANNUATED MAN 2 $3.99


SUPREME BLUE ROSE 1 $2.99
TREES 3 $2.99
UNDERTOW 6 $2.99
VELVET 6 $3.50
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 $14.99
ZERO 9 $2.99

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

MISC PUBLISHERS
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE 6 $2.99
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE VAR 6 $2.99
ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF CLOVER KNIGHTS KNOWLEDGE GN VOL 1 $13.99
ALIEN LEGION UNCIVIL WAR 2 $3.99
ALTER EGO 127 $8.95
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2 $3.99
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG 22 $3.99
ARMOR HUNTERS BLOODSHOT 1 $3.99
ARTEMIS FOWL GN VOL 4 OPAL DECEPTION $12.99
BACK ISSUE 74 $8.95
BART SIMPSON COMICS 91 $2.99
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST 225 $6.99
BLEEDING COOL MAGAZINE 11 $4.99
BRAVEST WARRIORS 22 $3.99
BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY TP VOL 1 GRIEVOUS ANG $17.99
COMIC BOOK CREATOR 5 $8.95
DAMSELS IN EXCESS CVR A 1 $3.99
DAMSELS IN EXCESS CVR B 1 $3.99
DEJAH OF MARS 3 $3.99
DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR BETTY HC $13.99
DOCTOR WHO 10TH 1 $3.99
DOCTOR WHO 10TH PHOTO VAR 1 PI
DOCTOR WHO 10TH SUB VAR 1 $3.99
DOCTOR WHO 11TH 1 $3.99
DOCTOR WHO 11TH PHOTO VAR 1 PI
DOCTOR WHO 11TH SUB VAR 1 $3.99
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 475 $9.99
DOCTOR WHO SHAKESPEARE NOTEBOOKS HC $15.99
DUMBEST IDEA EVER GN $11.99
FAIRY QUEST TP VOL 1 OUTLAWS $14.99
GFT GODSTORM HERCULES PAYNE 4 $3.99
GFT HELSING 4 $3.99
GFT WONDERLAND 25 $5.99
GOODNIGHT DARTH VADER HC $14.95
IN CLOTHES CALLED FAT GN $16.95
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE 349 $12.40
JUGHEAD & ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST 4 $4.99
JUXTAPOZ AUG 2014 163 $5.99
LENORE VOLUME II 10 $3.99
LETTER 44 8 $3.99
LIFE WITH ARCHIE COMIC ALEX ROSS CVR 37 $4.99
LIFE WITH ARCHIE COMIC CLIFF CHIANG CVR 37 $4.99
LIFE WITH ARCHIE COMIC JILL THOMPSON CVR 37 $4.99
LIFE WITH ARCHIE COMIC TOMMY LEE EDWARDS CVR 37 $4.99
LIFE WITH ARCHIE COMIC WALT SIMONSON CVR 37 $4.99
LIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE 36 $9.99
LOEG III CENTURY HC COMPLETE ED $29.95
MARVEL PREVIEWS AUGUST 2014 EXTRAS $1.25
MIDAS FLESH 8 $3.99
MONOMYTH 1 $3.99
NEWTYPE APR 2014 $16.00
ORDINARY 3 $3.99
OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG HC VOL 44 BATMAN $35.00
OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG HC VOL 44 VAMPIRELLA $35.00
OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 44 BATMAN CVR $29.95
OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 44 VAMPIRELLA CVR $29.95
PEANUTS VOL 2 20 $3.99
PREVIEWS AUGUST 2014 311 $4.50
SHADOW HERO GN $17.99
SHERLOCK HOLMES MORIARTY LIVES 5 $3.99
SOLAR MAN O/T ATOM 4 $3.99
STEED & MRS PEEL NEEDED 1 $3.99
STREET ANGEL HC $19.95
THROUGH THE WOODS GN $14.99


TUKI SAVE THE HUMANS 1 $3.99
TWILIGHT ZONE 7 $3.99
VICTORIAN SECRET MIDWINTER SPECIAL ONE SHOT $3.99
WASTE OF TIME 1 $4.99
WORLD WAR BLUE GN VOL 6 $12.99
ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING 1 $3.99

SPECIALTY ITEMS
DEADPOOL KIDPOOL GOING UP TURQ T/S MED $18.99
FW GUNDAM STANDART TRAD FIG 6PC ASST SER 20 PI
HG GM MDL KIT GT VER $23.99


MASS EFFECT ALLIANCE CRUISER SHIP REPLICA $44.99
MASS EFFECT ALLIANCE SHUTTLE REPLICA $39.99
MGS PLAY ARTS KAI LIQUID SNAKE AF $79.99
MSG GUNDAM ASSAULT KINGDOM 5 TRAD FIG 10PC ASST PI
ROBOT SPIRITS CBG X1 FULL CLOTH AF $53.99
TRANSFORMERS GURIMUROKKU RED T/S LG $18.99

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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