LET'S LEVEL WITH LEE!

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

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

Monday, August 25, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS ON SALE 08-27-2014

LEE’S COMICS SHIPMENT
ON SALE 08-27-2014

DC
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 16 $3.99
ALL STAR WESTERN 34 $3.99
AQUAMAN 34 $2.99
AQUAMAN DCU SELFIE VAR 34 $2.99
BATMAN 66 14 $2.99
BATMAN 66 DCU SELFIE VAR 14 $2.99
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE 13 $3.99
BATMAN ETERNAL 21 $2.99
BATMAN SUPERMAN 13 $3.99
BATMAN SUPERMAN BATMAN 75 VAR 13 $3.99
BATMAN SUPERMAN VAR 13 PI
BODIES 2 $3.99
CATWOMAN 34 $2.99
CATWOMAN DCU SELFIE VAR 34 $2.99
DC UNIVERSE VS MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP $14.99
DEAD BOY DETECTIVES 8 $2.99


FABLES TP VOL 20 CAMELOT $19.99
FLASH 34 $2.99
FLASH DCU SELFIE VAR 34 $2.99
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS TP VOL 4 GODS MONSTER $16.99
HARLEY QUINN 10 $2.99
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE 16 $2.99
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO 10 $2.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK 34 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK DCU SELFIE VAR 34 $3.99
NEW 52 FUTURES END 17 $2.99
RED LANTERNS 34 $2.99
SECRET ORIGINS 5 $4.99
SINESTRO 5 $2.99
STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES GI ZOMBIE 2 $2.99
SUPERMAN 34 $3.99
SUPERMAN DCU SELFIE VAR 34 $3.99

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

MARVEL
ALL NEW INVADERS 9 $3.99
ALL NEW ULTIMATES 7 $3.99
ALL NEW X-MEN 31 $3.99
ALL NEW X-MEN VAR 31 PI


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 1.4 $3.99
AVENGERS 34 $3.99
AVENGERS UNDERCOVER 9 $2.99
AVENGERS UNDERCOVER TP VOL 1 DESCENT $15.99
AVENGERS VAR 34 PI
CYCLOPS 2 $3.99
DEADPOOL VS CARNAGE TP $16.99
FANTASTIC FOUR 9 $3.99
FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 1 FALL OF FANTASTIC FOUR $15.99
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY 18 $3.99
INHUMAN 4 $3.99
JESSICA JONES PULSE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $34.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN 29 $2.99
MMW ATLAS ERA TALES OF SUSPENSE TP VOL 1 $29.99
NEW WARRIORS TP VOL 1 KIDS ARE ALL FIGHT $24.99
ORIGINAL SIN 5.4 $3.99
OZ DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ TP $19.99
SAVAGE HULK 3 $3.99
SECRET SERVICE PREM HC KINGSMAN $24.99
SILVER SURFER 5 $3.99
SILVER SURFER VAR 5 PI
THUNDERBOLTS 30 $2.99
UNCANNY AVENGERS 23 $3.99
UNCANNY AVENGERS VAR 23 PI
WOLVERINE 12 $5.99
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN 8 $3.99
X-FORCE BY KYLE AND YOST COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VO $39.99
X-FORCE TP VOL 1 DIRTY TRICKS $17.99

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

DARK HORSE
ARCHIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 10 $59.99
BALTIMORE WITCH OF HARJU 2 $3.50
BLOOD BLOCKADE BATTLEFRONT TP VOL 6 $12.99
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT 14 $2.99
CONAN HC VOL 16 SONG OF BELIT $24.99
CONAN THE AVENGER 5 $3.50
DEEP GRAVITY 2 $3.99
DREAM THIEF ESCAPE 3 $3.99
EMILY & THE STRANGERS BREAKING RECORD 3 $3.99
GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE 2 $3.50
GROO VS CONAN 2 $3.50
HALO ESCALATION 9 $3.99
HATSUNE MIKU UNOFFICIAL HATSUNE MIX TP $19.99
MASSIVE 26 $3.50
MIND MGMT 25 $3.99
PARIAH 7 $3.99


POP 1 $3.99
STAR WARS LEGACY II 18 $2.99
SUNDOWNERS 1 $3.50
TOMB RAIDER 7 $3.50
X TP VOL 3 SIEGE $14.99

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

IDW
24 5 $3.99
24 SUB VAR 5 $3.99
7TH SWORD $3.99
BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE 2 $3.99
BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE SUB VAR 2 $3.99
CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR 3 $3.99
CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR SUB VAR 3 $3.99
CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR VAR 3 PI
GHOSTBUSTERS 19 $3.99
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH 15 $3.99
ILLEGITIMATES HC $24.99
KILL SHAKESPEARE MASK OF NIGHT 3 $3.99


STAR TREK CITY O/T EDGE OF FOREVER 3 $3.99
THE LAST FALL 2 $3.99
TMNT TURTLES IN TIME 3 $3.99
TMNT TURTLES IN TIME SUB VAR 3 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE 32 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE SUB VAR 32 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE VAR 32 PI
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE 2 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE SUB VAR 2 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE VAR 2 PI
V-WARS 5 $3.99

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

IMAGE
BLACK SCIENCE 8 $3.50
COWL 4 $3.50
DREAM POLICE 4 $2.99
DRUMHELLAR 8 $3.50
FUSE TP VOL 1 $9.99
GENIUS 4 $3.99
GENIUS 5 $3.99
IMAGE FIRSTS BLACK SCIENCE 1 $1.00
LOW 2 $3.50
MANHATTAN PROJECTS 23 $3.50
MICE TEMPLAR IV LEGEND 13 $3.99
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA 3 $2.99
REVIVAL 23 $2.99


SAGA 22 $2.99
SEX 15 $2.99
SPAWN 246 $2.99
WAYWARD CVR A 1 $3.50
WAYWARD CVR D 1 $3.50
WHITE DEATH HC $14.99
WILDFIRE 3 $3.99

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

MISC PUBLISHERS
ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE & SCREAM QUEENS MATHEMATI $39.99
ALIEN LEGION UNCIVIL WAR 3 $3.99
ALTER EGO 128 $8.95
AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE 2 $3.50
ARIOL SC VOL 5 BIZZBILLA HITS BULLSEYE $12.99
ARMY OF DARKNESS HITCHED 2 $3.99
ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 13 $10.99
BACK ISSUE 75 $8.95
BAD DREAMS 4 $3.50
BEE AND PUPPYCAT 3 $3.99
BO PLUSHY GANGSTA 4 $3.99
BOBS BURGERS 1 $3.99
BRAINSTORM 1 $3.99
BRASS SUN 4 $3.99
BRAVEST WARRIORS 23 $3.99
BTOOOM GN VOL 7 $11.99
CAGE OF EDEN GN VOL 15 $10.99
CARDFIGHT VANGUARD GN VOL 3 $10.95
CHARLEYS WAR OMNIBUS TP VOL 1 $24.99
CLOCKWORK SKY GN VOL 2 $12.99
DAMSELS IN EXCESS $3.99
DOCTOR WHO 10TH 2 $3.99
DOCTOR WHO 10TH VAR 2 PI
EVIL EMPIRE 4 $3.99
FLASH GORDON 5 $3.99
GFT GODSTORM HERCULES PAYNE 5 $3.99
GFT WARLORD OF OZ 4 $2.99
GIANT ROBOT WARRIOR MAINTENANCE CREW 1 $2.99
HAUNTED 4 $3.50
HERO CATS 1 $3.99
HIGH SCHOOL DXD GN VOL 2 $13.00
JAEGIR ONE SHOT $3.99
JUGHEAD & ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST 5 $6.99


KANG & KODOS 1 $3.99
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE 211 $5.99
LADY RAWHIDE TP VOL 1 $19.99
LETTER 44 9 $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS SEPTEMBER 2014 $1.25
MAXIMUM RIDE TP VOL 8 $13.00
MEGA MAN 40 $3.99
MEGA MAN VAR 40 $3.99
MINECRAFT OFFICIAL MOJANG COMBAT HANDBOOK HC $7.99
MONOMYTH 2 $3.99
NO 6 GN VOL 8 $10.99
PARIAH MISSOURI GN VOL 1 $16.99
PEANUTS WAITING FOR GREAT PUMPKIN HC $9.99
PREVIEWS SEPTEMBER 2014 312 $4.50
RAI 4 $3.99
REGULAR SHOW 14 $3.99
SANKAREA GN VOL 8 $10.99
SAY I LOVE YOU GN VOL 3 $10.99
SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS 1 $3.99
SISTERS GN $10.99
SIXTH GUN 42 $3.99
SMILE SISTERS SC BOX SET $21.98
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG TP VOL 1 COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS $12.99
SONIC UNIVERSE 67 $3.99
SONIC UNIVERSE VAR 67 $3.99
STEAM ENGINES OF OZ COMP COLL HC VOL 1 $29.95
STEED & MRS PEEL NEEDED 2 $3.99
SUPURBIA TP VOL 4 $14.99
SWORD ART ONLINE NOVEL VOL 2 AINCRAD $13.00
TALES DESIGNED TO THRIZZLE TP VOL 1 $22.99
THESEUS & MINOTAUR GN $16.95
TOMBOY GRAPHIC MEMOIR $15.99
TRIAGE X GN VOL 7 $14.00
TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER TP VOL 1 CONQUEST $16.99
WWE SUPERSTARS ONGOING 7 $3.99
X-O MANOWAR 28 $3.99

SPECIALTY ITEMS
N/A

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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