The biggest news of the week is undoubtedly the relaunching of our website! We've been hard at work making it a little flashier and easier for you to navigate. One of the cooler new features we've implemented is a brand spanking new events calender so you can always keep up with the crazy events we constantly have at the store. Don't take my word for it though, head to comicbookjones.com for all the latest and tear through the site yourself. In the near future we'll also have a forum and other community based features for you to use to share your love of comics, ideas or just plain make friends within this great community we've carved out for ourselves. And, of course, old favorites are still there such as the create a pull list. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Special thanks to Lauren Monardo for the fantastic job she's done.
One other word of advice before you continue, Choker #1's release date has been pushed up to come out this week (instead of the day of the signing) and since it is a particularly light week, make sure that you don't miss the opportunity to check out what is sure to be one of the year's hottest books. And don't forget, both Ben McCool and Ben Templesmith will be here at Comic Book Jones kicking off their United States tour in support of the book, don't miss it! More info below!
THE MIGHTY VIN PODCAST @ COMIC BOOK JONES
This week we're also hosting a podcast by The Mighty Vin! This is a dry run and this is something we hope to continue doing in the future. You can expect a wide variety of guests as well as a comics feature with none other than Socko Jones. Here's the rest of the show's info from the Mighty Vin himself:
Comic Book Jones and DockStreet.com Presents: "The Mighty Vin Show" Podcast recorded LIVE February 10th at 6pm @ Comic Book Jones and up a few days later on the internets for download and listening pleasure.
The podcast will consist of interests and guests from the local community such as bands/live sets, comics, personalities, and of course, occasional guests from the world of comic books.
This will be a "test show" of sorts. Come check it out and show some support and it will almost definitely become a weekly thing (FREE live music/guests/podcast/possible giveaways and fun times every Wednesday night at CBJ? WHAT!!!).
This week's guests include:
-Musician Matt Wilson (www.myspace.com/
-Talking Head/Editor-In-Chief of Dog And Pony Show/Local Filmmaker Carlo Montagnino (www.daps.tv)
-Local band The Seconds (www.myspace.com/thesecondsnyc
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MOVIE NIGHT @ THE CARGO CAFE
Starting on Monday, February 8th, Socko Jones will be hosting Monday Night Movies down at the Cargo Cafe! This will take place place the second Monday of every month. The first movie you ask? Creep Show! The event starts @ 10PM. The Cargo Cafe is a great place for food and drinks (located at 120 Bay Street) and if you've got your secret society membership card the first drink is on the house! Don't miss it!
DJ SOCKO JONES RETURNS TO MARTINI RED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH
On Friday, February 12th DJ Socko Jones will be making his return to the dance floor for the first time in over three years at Martini Red located at 372 Van Duzer Street. He'll be starting up at around 10:00pm and pumping out the funk, soul and other body shaking danceables until well into the evening. The first drink is on the house if you've got your Comic Book Jones Secret Society card and there will be other drink specials throughout the night. Don't miss it!
FIRST EVER CBJ COMIC OLYMPICS COMPETITION
In honor of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver we will be holding a similar competition on Saturday, February 20th - the first ever CBJ Comic Olympics! What the hell am I talking about? What kind of crazy idea is this now? Let me tell you. On that day starting at 9:00pm we'll be hosting a variety of different comic themed competitions and events such as Long Box Lifting, Issue Sorting, Bag & Board Time Trial and many more! Prizes will be given out to all winners and participants! Contestants will hail from places like Krypton, Latveria and other far off worlds! If you're interested please RSVP with us at the store or via e-mail. Please make sure that you register before 8:00pm on February 20th so that we have a good idea of what to expect, but if you can call or e-mail us well beforehand. There will be a special discount for all participants throughout the evening.