Friday, November 27, 2009



The madness of Thanksgiving and Black Friday are finally over but now it's time to sink even deeper into the pit of holiday hell! Christmas, Hanukkah and all those other crazy holidays are right around the corner. Sure, we'll be there for all your shopping needs but we've gotta have some fun to keep ourselves sane, right? Well don't worry because we've got our "Evening with Socko Jones" Tailgate party and our biggest event of the year, the Second Anniversary party, all coming up this month. Hot dog! Keep reading for additional info!

Also, and this is very important, books and other new stuff will be released on Thursday, December 3rd because of the previous week's holidays.


It seems like it's been forever since we've had a tailgate party and the one we wanted to do conflicts with out 2nd anniversary bash (Avatar). So, we figured we would do one just to do one on Thursday, December 10th since it's been so damn long. Here's the deal, we're going to have "An Evening with Socko Jones" in which he'll essentially have his own talk show at the store. There will be dramatic stories, interviews, tales of love lost and an undying passion to bringing comics to the masses. So join us for this special event. We'll have free food, drinks and of course our obligatory special sale where we pick a number out of a hat and everything in the store will be anywhere between 15%-70% off! Don't miss it!


Thursday, December 17th marks our two year anniversary. Last year's event was huge and this year its going to be even bigger! The first phase of the day begins at the store where we'll be having a killer signing and a 25% off everything special sale throughout the day. We've just added some more creators, here's the full lineup:
  • Mike Cruz (Million Dollar Eyes)
  • Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden, Milk & Cheese)
  • Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar)
  • Ken Haeser (Living Corpse)
  • Buz Hasson (Living Corpse)
  • Mike Lilly (Black Terror, Detective Comics, Nightwing)
  • Stephen Lindsay (Ham & Eggs, Jesus Hates Zombies)
  • Lauren Monardo (Ham & Eggs, Venture Bros.)
  • Alex Robinson (A Kidnapped Santa Claus, Box Office Poison)
The day doesn't end there though! Once we close our doors for the evening we will then be embarking to Cargo Cafe for a couple of drinks and celebratory tomfoolery so if you're of age make sure you come down and hang with us. As we get more information on this special day we'll be sure to send it to ya!


Alright, the rental program is finally in full force! We here at Comic Book Jones are now giving you the option of renting graphic novels and trade paperbacks. It's a very simple system and we hope that you become a part of it and help it grow into something great. This is meant as a way to get you into books you wouldn't normally read, try stuff before you buy and/or catch up on a series you might be behind on.

Here's the breakdown of how it all works. All you have to do is pay $20 to join. With your initial membership you receive 10 points. All rentable books have a point value assigned to them depending on their monetary value. All rentals are for 3 days. When you've used up all your points you can buy more. The more points you buy at once, the more points you'll get for your money. So, with that said:

$5 - 6 points
$10 - 12 points
$15 - 18 points
$20 - 26 points
$25 - 32 points
$30 - 40 points
$35 - 46 points
$40 - 54 points
$45 - 60 points
$50 - 68 points

If you find that you like a book so much that you have to buy it, get a load of this - the cost of the rental will be deducted from a BRAND NEW COPY! How awesome is that?

In addition, if you have any old trade paperbacks, graphic novels or collections you don't want just bring them in and you will receive points towards the rental program. The selection of rentable titles is growing daily! Help yourself out by helping us and bring your old crummy books to the shop!


We're very pleased to announce that our featured creator of the month for December 2009 is Warren Ellis. If you haven't read anything he's written, shame on you! His writing is absolutely awesome and perfect for the comic medium, some of our personal favorties include Transmetropolitan, Planetary and Freakangels. All of these books and many more can be yours for 20% off through the month of December! Here's a quick look inside this colossus of the industry:
  • English author of comics, novels and television
  • Responsible for many of the most successful non-superhero related comics
  • Not afraid to explore the medium in new and exciting ways by contantly reinventing himself and his mode storytelling
  • Plain and simple, if you love comics you owe it to yourself to read at least one of his books, simply amazing!


Amazing Spider-Man #617 - 1/13/09 (Old Date 1/6/09)
Amazing Spider-Man #618 - 1/20/09 (Old Date 1/13/09)
Amazing Spider-Man #619 - 1/27/09 (Old Date 1/20/09)
ASM Pres. Anti-Venom #3 - 12/16/09 (Old Date 12/2/09)
Black Widow Deadly Origin #3 - 1/13/10 (Old Date 1/6/09)
Cable #21 - 12/16/09 (Old Date 12/2/09)
Kick Ass #8 - 12/23/09 (Old Date 12/9/09)
New Avengers Annual #3 - 12/9/09 (Old Date 12/2/09)
X Necrosha Gathering - 12/9/09 (Old Date 12/2/09)
X-Babies #4 - 1/27/10 (Old Date 1/20/10)
X-Men Legacy #230 - 12/16/09 (Old Date 12/9/09)
Wolverine Origins #43 - 12/23/09 (Old Date 12/16/09)

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