Friday, December 4, 2009



Alright boys and girls, full steam ahead as always. Our big bag anniversary bash is right around the corner but before we get to that we've got our first tailgate party in a few months. We're very pleased to announce the very first installment of "An Evening with Socko Jones." More info to be found directly below this little intro.

We've also got an extra special Anniversary-style Magic The Gathering event planned for the day after our anniversary so make sure you read up on that for all the info and hoopla.


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 writer Ben McCool (writer of Image's upcoming title Choker!), 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)
* Ben McCool (Choker)
* 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!


On Friday, December 18th we will be hosting a MTG sealed format tournament! Please aim to arrive at 5:30 PM because we'll be starting at 6:00 PM sharp. Entry fee is 6 packs. The main prize will be a Magic The Gathering life size standup as well as various promo cards. Other prizes will be based on the amount of attendees so get all your friends together! We currently have plenty of Magic 2010 and Zendikar boxes in stock!


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!


Batman Widening Gyre #4 - 1/6/10 (Old Date 12/23/09)
Captain America Reborn #5 - 12/16/09 (Old Date 12/9/09)
Captain America Reborn Who Will Wield the Shield - 12/23/09 (Old Date 12/16/09)
Nova #33 - 1/13/10 (Old Date 1/6/09)
Superman Secret Origin #4 - 1/20/09 (Old Date 12/23/09)

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