Gaylon Bain Signing New Issue of Perdition’s Edge on Saturday, July 19

GaylonLocal Professional Artist and Rubber Mallet Comics customer Gaylon Bain will be signing copies of the newly released PERDITION’S EDGE #3 on Saturday, July 19. He will also be doing sketches and generally hanging out and being awesome at the store.

If you haven’t seen some of Gaylon’s awesome sketches, you are missing out. On free comic book day, he whipped up an incredible drawing of Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon and Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern (which is how it should have gone down). If you’ve been to the store, we have a few of his quick sketches adorning our art door by the back issues. 

For a very reasonable price, you can commission a sketch by a very talented artist, and you can watch him draw it before your very eyes! (All commission work goes 100% to Gaylon, of course)

Haven’t read PERDITION’S EDGE? Worry not, because we have all three issues in stock! All are also signed by Nathan Richardson, the writer of this western horror miniseries. 

 

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We are open today until 5PM

Just a reminder that the store is open until 5 today. Come on down!

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Normal Hours on July 4

I’ve had a few people ask me bout this…

Rubber Mallet Comics will be open from 11:30AM to 5 PM on July 4. If you have the day off, why not stop by?

All the fireworks happen after dark anyway! :)

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Dave Sim Called to say “Happy Birthday”

cerebus

So, I’m getting super old tomorrow, and my buddy Matt Edwards arranged for Dave Sim to call me and wish me a happy birthday.

If you don’t know who Dave Sim is, well, then we need to talk. Dave Sim started a comic book called “Cerebus” in the golden age of independent comics — and kept going with a phenomenal 300 issues for the entire series.

The book was black and white with color covers, and what makes him different from independent creators of comics like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is that he did it all by himself. Well, he had help with the backgrounds from a guy called Gehard, but he didn’t just write and draw the bulk of the book, he took care of the whole printing and distribution business.

And he did most of it on time and he NEVER compromised quality.

He kept the whole story his. And while his book may not be for everyone, it was a treat and inspiration for me.

Nowadays, he has his hands in quite a few projects and will do a bit of work on covers or what-have-you. He is working on a new work that is a few years away (he just told me that! Scoop!) that could be artistically one of the biggest challenges of his life.

Dave Sim also was the first guy to pay me for my art. Back in the 90s, he was reprinting his books and was offering cash for a single page comic story (called “The Single Page”) and asked for submissions from all over. I did a very horrible little vanity strip about comic wish fulfillment and lo and behold I got a check in the mail. A few weeks later, I got a pile of Cerebus Church & State #25 WITH MY HORRIBLE COMIC STRIP IN IT!

Thus bolstered in artistic competence, I sent a comic strip idea to a local paper – AND THEY WENT FOR IT. For a pittance a week, I published “Drawing From Life” – a not as horrible vanity strip I drew for a year and a half. By that time, I got a job as Ad Compositor for the newpaper, and was eventually able to build that into a Technical Illustrator – a job I had for 14 years before starting the shop.

Anyway, I thought it was awesome! Thanks Dave! And Matt!

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Rubber Mallet Comics will be closed on Friday, May 9

Due to a scheduling conflict, we will be closed on Friday. Sorry about the short notice, but I was hoping I could figure something out before we leave for the DC Retailers Road Show. We will reopen Saturday as usual.

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We Have Some Costumes For The March

Hey everyone!

Well, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is two days away, and we still have some superhero costumes available to wear in the parade. They’re all adult sizes and range from Medium to Large. If you want to march with us in costume and don’t have one already, come by the store on Saturday and we’ll see what we can fix you up with!

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Happy Anniversary — To Us!

We opened in April of 2012, but for us, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is our Grand Opening Anniversary. That’s the day we were fully up and running, and we haven’t stopped since!

So, the sales we have on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY are actually our ANNIVERSARY SALE, and they start on Wednesday, April 30 and end on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, Saturday, May 3.

What will they be? Well, you could just come in and find out!

I mean, should I really tell you that we’re going to sell all graphic novels for half price? (That is, except for the ones that are already only $5, of course!)

Would it be better to keep it to myself that Action Figures, Statues, Games and other collectible memorabilia will be 30% off?

I worry that letting everyone know that the books in the back issue boxes will be reduced to a whopping $2 each will cause a stampede to our store Wednesday morning that may scare our neighbors.

So, you know, keep it under your hat. Only share this information with everyone in the world. Thank you.

Remember, SALE STARTS WEDNESDAY!

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – MARCH IN THE PARADE!

nancyThe most special time of year is coming … MAY 3 IS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Along with our special sales, local comic artist talent offering sketches and signatures on their work, we like to march with the folks for the Cherry Blossom Festival in West Pittston … and we want more marchers this year than ever!

 

Here are the details:

Wear any comic related costume and you can join us. If you’ve ever read a comic, you’ll realize there is really no limit to what you can get.

The line up is between 11AM and noon at Cenera Auto Parts on Exeter Avenue in West Pittston. We’ll be the people in either Rubber Mallet Comic t-shirts or costume.

The parade is about 2 miles long and ends at the Cherry Blossom Festival on Susquehanna Avenue — AND THIS IS IMPORTANT — you need to arrange a ride from the Cherry Blossom Festival to … well, hopefully to our store to hang out and have fun! We just don’t have the resources to shuttle people back to their cars.

Martha will be organizing it this year, and will be at the store before 10:45 am to help anyone who needs directions. This might be a good time to coordinate a ride with another marcher. *hint*

…and we’ll be giving a little something to our volunteers in the parade.

Thanks!

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Heads up! Some of the order is missing this week … The rest comes tomorrow

UPS apparently mid shipped a box or two on us this week. They found it and we WILL get it tomorrow, but not until the afternoon. This includes Marvel’s Moon Knight #1 unfortunately.

The books take a little bit to sort, and if you can’t stop at the store twice this week, you may want to stop by later than usual tomorrow.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

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Open today (Saturday, Feb 15)… of course!

We are open now and I think we will close at our normal time of 5PM. Roads are sloppy and wet and I don’t blame you (much) if you stay home. But I am here nonetheless!

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