FREE COMIC BOOK DAY and OUR THIRD ANNIVERSARY!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY IS MAY 2!

So this is our fourth Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), and the third anniversary of our grand opening! Time is flying, folks!

For those of you who are unaware, FCBD is a nationwide (worldwide, maybe?) event that comic shops everywhere give away specially marked comics to anyone who comes to the store on that day. It’s always the first Saturday of May.

FCBD AT THE STORE

Rubber Mallet Comics will be opening at 10AM that morning. That’s when the Free Comics will be made available (3 per person, only 1 copy of any particular title). If the weather is good, they will be outside, along with our Clearance Back Issues, Collections & Graphic Novels. Folks who purchase anything on FCBD will get to choose an additional 3 FCBD books.

FCBD Book supplies are limited and when they are gone, they are gone.

Prior to FCBD, we will give all our customers who have a standing order for Marvel’s “Secret Wars” a copy of the FCBD “Secret Wars 0”. We will give all of our Convergence, Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman subscribers a copy of DC Comic’s FCBD “Divergence”. A copy of Marvel Comics FCBD“All New All Different Avengers” will be given to people with standing orders for Avengers. The same goes for “Fight Club”, “Goon”, “Transformers” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” subscribers, as they also have FCBD books. Those books will be in their pull file for pickup any time after 10AM Saturday. These issues do not count to your 3 book limit on FCBD, but we do ask that you don’t double up on them.

FCBD/3rd Anniversary SALE!

While FCBD is a fun and exciting day, the Sales we plan will start on Wednesday, April 29, and end whenever we close on Saturday, May 2. After all, we know not all of you can get here on Saturday. This is what we have planned:

  • Half Price All New Graphic Novels in the store!
  • $2 for any back issues in the back issue, vintage & Variant boxes!
  • Huge savings on Action Figures and statues and games (It’ll be about 30%, but I’m just going to mark the prices on them to make it easier)
  • The Clearance Back Issues will be 10 cents each.
  • The Clearance Graphic Novels and collections will be $5 each, or BUY TWO GET ONE FREE!

THE PARADE

As a lucky coincidence here at Rubber Mallet, the first Saturday of May is also the beginning of West Pittston’s Cherry Blossom Festival – an annual celebration of spring with awesome food and music set on the banks of the Susquehanna River.

But that isn’t the best part. The best part is that to kick off the Cherry Blossom Festival, they have a Cherry Blossom Parade – and we like to be a part of that. But to do that we need you!

If you are interested in marching with us in the Cherry Blossom Parade (in a costume, t-shirt or just a great pro-comic book attitude), let us know. Even if you decide last minute to join us, that’s cool too.

The parade is approximately 2 miles long and starts at Cenera Auto on Exeter Avenue and ends near the green bridge along Susquehanna Avenue. The parade starts up at noon, and the lineup starts 45 minutes before that (11:15 AM). If you decide to go right to the lineup location, we might be a tad late. Just look for the superhero costumes and join us!

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A RIDE BACK TO YOUR CAR!

We just don’t have the resources to shuttle people from the parade back to their cars, but maybe if we all work together, no one will be left behind without a ride. What I’d like to do is meet up in the parking lot near the store (the old CVS Store lot on the other side of Boston) before 11:00 AM so that anyone marching with us can work with others to arrange a ride after the parade.

If you have worked out a ride with others without our help – that’s great!

THANK YOU ALL AS ALWAYS, and THANK YOU ALL FOR A GREAT 3 YEARS!

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Comic Shop owner, writer, artist, publisher
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