Free Comic Book Day at Rubber Mallet Comics on May 5, 2018! Doors Open at 10AM!
Free Comic Book Day at Rubber Mallet Comics on May 5, 2018! Doors Open at 10AM!
The email system is fixed. Good news! I sent a test message out to all my subscribers and it went through perfectly. I titled the email “A Test of the Rubber Mallet Comics email System … and your subscription list.”
When my email got to my mailbox it was bounced to spam, which is probably going to happen to you. Check your spam and your trash and hopefully you’ll be able to mark our email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) as “not spam”.
The email system is on the fritz, so here’s the message we would have sent:
Below this message is a list of all the items arriving in our store on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (FCBD) is coming on May 5! Do you want to hang out at the comic shop in a costume waving to cars and comic fans? We have some costumes if you want to wear one of ours, or you can bring your own (all-ages friendly, please)! You will get the thanks of a greatful comic shop, and we’ll probably give you some free stuff too!
Here are the new series and one-shots starting this week:
ANALOG #1 – IMAGE COMICS
AVENGERS: SHARD OF INFINITY #1 [One Shot] – MARVEL COMICS
CURSE OF BRIMSTONE #1 – DC COMICS
DANGER DOLL SQUAD: GALACTIC GLADIATORS #1 – ACTION LAB/DANGER ZONE
DEMI-GOD #1 – IDW PUBLISHING
DREDD FURIES [One Shot] – REBELLION/2000AD
ISOLA #1 – IMAGE COMICS
PORTAL BOUND #1 – ASPEN
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #1 – IDW PUBLISHING
STAR TREK DISCOVERY ANNUAL – IDW PUBLISHING
SWASHBUCKLERS SAGA CONTINUES #1 – DYNAMITE
THANOS INFINITY SIBLINGS [Original Graphic Novel] – MARVEL COMICS
TINSELTOWN #1 [of 5] – ALTERNA COMICS (ONLY $1.50!)
TRUE BELIEVERS: AVENGERS VS THANOS #1 – MARVEL $1 SAMPLER
TRUE BELIEVERS: THANOS THE FIRST #1 – MARVEL $1 SAMPLER
VENOMIZED #1 [of 5] – MARVEL COMICS
WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2018 SPECIAL – BOOM! COMICS
XERXES FALL OF HOUSE OF DARIUS #1 [OF 5] – DARK HORSE COMICS
ZERO JUMPER #1 [of 4] – AALTERNA COMICS (ONLY $1.50!)
Reprinted comics arriving this week:
AVENGERS #676 – 2ND PRINTING – MARVEL COMCIS
INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME – 2ND PRINTING – MARVEL COMICS
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #2 – 2ND PRINTING – MARVEL COMICS
THANOS #15 – 3RD PRINTING – MARVEL COMICS
THANOS #16 – 2ND PRINTING – MARVEL COMICS
Read about these books and everything being released this week: https://previewsworld.com/NewReleases
You can let us know if you want to add these books (or anything else) by responding to our email.
Marvel has released some pretty cool looking Hulk comic boxes. Get them while you can!
WHAT IS LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY (LCSD)?
I’m glad someone finally asked!
LCSD is where we will have exclusive LCSD comics and graphic novels for sale on that day. The only rule for LCSD is that we cannot reserve these titles for our customers, so it’s first come/first serve. (I should note that a few of the Black Mask comics were missing on our shipment and we are not due to receive them until next week unfortunately.)
OKAY THEN, WHAT IS JUSTICE LEAGUE DAY?
Well, now I feel like you’re just giving me leading questions because this one is obviously in honor of the Justice League movie that came out.
DC has sent us free temporary Justice League tattoos for you collect and wear or stick to stuff (I guess). Also, Rubber Mallet Comics will be running a special JUSTICE LEAGUE SALE!
All graphic novels, hardcovers, and trade paperbacks that are about the Justice League or any member of the Justice League – HALF PRICE!
All comics in the Back Issue boxes that are about the Justice League or any member of the Justice League are ONE DOLLAR!
To take advantage of the JUSTICE LEAGUE SALE, you must mention it at the register.
Thank you all for your time, and hopefully we will see you on Saturday!
This Saturday (October 28) is the annual Halloween ComicFest (HCF) at Rubber Mallet Comics. We will have special HCF free comics on Saturaday, but we will be running a sale all week.
We will have 50% off all graphic novels in stock and on our shelves and our back issues will be reduced to $1 each!
You should never worry about the issue number with a comic – especially with Marvel and DC. Every issue will catch you up to the important details in the first few pages and let you move on from there.
I only mention this because the ambitious MARVEL LEGACY initiative is using what they call “Legacy numbering” … that is, what issue number many of these books would be if they hadn’t moved to new titles or new volumes over the decades they’ve been printed. This message is a week late, but I wanted to wait until the conventions were over to find out as much as I can about the roll out.
Don’t fear it! Embrace it!
As of last week, the MARVEL LEGACY initiative begins new stories with your favorite heroes – classic and modern – and will write stories that respect the new and old in equal measure. We are actually in the second week of the MARVEL LEGACY launch, and I have been remiss to mention it here on facebook (and the blog and such).
To kick off the event, the first issues of the new stories have awesome cover swipe lenticular covers and the standard cover comes with a Marvel Value Stamp (like they did in the olden days) inserted into the binding.
Whether you’ve been looking for an opportunity to dive into the Marvel Universe, or if you’ve been away from it for a while and want to enjoy the adventures of your favorite heroes … now is the time to jump in!
Series started before MARVEL LEGACY will be ending at natural end points … this will continue every week until Marvel has slimmed it’s number of regular titles to less than 60 a month.
Last week, Marvel started a new story in these series:
IRON FIST #73
JESSICA JONES #13
SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1 [OF 5] *new series*
X-MEN GOLD #13
This week, Marvel starts a new story in these series:
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #25
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #789
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #287
FALCON #1 *new series*
UNCANNY AVENGERS #28
X-MEN BLUE #13
Next week, Marvel will start a new story with these series:
INCREDIBLE HULK #709
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #593
LUKE CAGE #166
MIGHTY THOR #700
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #7
Let us know what stuff you want to jump into today!
Just a quick note to all of you to let you know that Batman Day is THIS SATURDAY! What is Batman Day? Well, it’s a day where DC Comics gives the local comic shops some free comics and stuff for you to peruse.
This year there are THREE free comics for you to choose from. Batman, Harley Quinn and Super Hero Girls (for the kids) … all have at least a little Harley Quinn in them because she is apparently taking over Batman Day this year! The cover for Batman will be a cover swipe of the first issue of “The Dark Knight Returns” by Frank Miller (you know the one … blue background with a leaping Batman silhouetted in the upper right quadrant). The interior of the comic is reprinted copy of the first chapter of “I am Bane”, with Harley Quinn bookend pages.
There are additional free comics with different iconic Batman cover swipes that now include Harley Quinn, but they will be in stores that aren’t comic shops. Check your internet machines to track them down, because I have no idea.
The Harley Quinn reprint is of the first chapter of “Joker Loves Harley”.
The Super Hero Girls is a sneak peek at the first chapter of Volume 4 of Super Hero Girls, on sale next week!
Collect all three with any purchase.
We will also have some Batman and Harley Quinn masks which we will give out free with any purchase. (If you were already in this week, you can pick these things up on Saturday … all purchases count this week ).
In honor of Batman Day, all of our graphic novels will be 30% off as well. 🙂
So, there’s some controversy over the first chapter of “The Oz Effect” … and as usual this controversy is over in the world that doesn’t read comics and apparently never read Superman. Lol.
My two cents is that this was the best Beginning to a Superman story that I have read in years!
Rubber Mallet Comics in West Pittston is one of the thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the largest event in the comic book industry on Saturday, May 6th: Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). Each year, thousands of participating stores give over six million comic books to millions of fans to introduce them to the wonders of comics.
“Free Comic Book Day is a great event for the whole community. Bringing everyone together, finding books for everyone to enjoy, and seeing people of all ages—children, teens, and adults—sharing our
passion for comics is incredible,” said Chuck Rowles, owner of Rubber Mallet Comics. “Even if you’ve never picked up a comic book, we want to welcome everyone to Rubber Mallet Comics on May 6th, because there are so many amazing comics this year and we can’t wait to share them.”
This is the sixth year Rubber Mallet Comics celebrates FCBD and their fifth year anniversary! They are offering the community a fun, family-oriented event where everyone can find a comic they’ll enjoy. Special guests this year will be the Suzuki School of Strings, who will be playing specially selected tunes for the event.
“With awesome titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman, Underdog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Riverdale, we’re sure there’s a comic book for everyone,” Rowles continued. “Comics are a fun and enduring form of entertainment for readers of all ages to dive into as imagination comes to life. Whether it be popular comics, film, television shows, or video games, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”
Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.freecomicbookday.com.
Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 10 AM and runs until 5 PM (or thereabouts) at Rubber Mallet Comics, 802 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston. Call 570-655-5522, visit rmcomics.com, or follow us on facebook for more information.