NEW BOOKS TO BE RELEASED ON THURSDAY, JULY 8TH!
Hello all! We'd like to kick off the newsletter in a friendly and personal fashion by wishing each and every one of you a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend. Eat lots of food, go swimming, light fireworks, get silly, have a good time! With that said we will be doing the same so don't bother stopping by on Sunday, July 4th because we will be CLOSED! We love you guys but we don't have to see you EVERY day, do we? Also, because of July 4th, all new books for this week will be released on Thursday, July 8th instead of Wednesday. If you still want to stop by we'd be glad to have you, besides there's always something good to read in stock.
The extra day we have to wait for books will be worth it though because there are a ton of great things coming our way on Thursday including the kick-off of the Shadowland event and the release of X-Men #1! In addition to these, the hardcover collection of the eight issue mini-series Blackest Night will finally be available for purchase! And for those that need everything, the hardcover collections of the Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps tie-ins will also be for sale! For the complete list of releases this week, look no further then the right side of the newsletter.
This week aside, we have some fantastic events coming up for the rest of the month so be sure to read the whole newsletter to find out about each and every one of them. Right off the bat, there are two great Magic the Gathering events happening back to back in the next couple of weeks and we also will be having a couple of signings towards the end of the month featuring John Ruiz and Lou Manna.
For the rest of the news including our top picks, ways you can save additional money, and some other cool incentives we offer, keep reading!
OUR TOP 5 PICKS FOR THIS WEEK:
MTG 2011 CORE SET PRE-RELEASE & RELEASE
It's time again for a new set of Magic the Gathering to be released! Starting in mid-July, players will be able to try their hands at the new MTG 2011 Core Set and take part in some great events at Comic Book Jones to commemorate it's release.
First off is the 2011 Core Set Pre-Release Party which will start at Noon on Saturday, July 10th and feature a draft style tournament. Entry is $15 and this gets you 3 packs of the new set before it hits shelves the following week. We will have special pre-release only promos, giveaways, and door prizes, including the card pictured to the right so make sure you come down to check it out!
The very next week we have the official 2011 Core Set Release Party starting at 4:00pm on Friday, July 16th which includes a sealed tournament. The cost is $30 and each player will receive 6 packs. As with the pre-release there will be special day only promos and giveaways and door prizes. On this day we will have plenty of booster packs, fat packs, intro packs and booster boxes for sale so make sure you come down to take advantage of all the new set has to offer. As with our out MTG booster boxes, prices are locked in at $120 per box.
Both tournaments are swiss style and have a cap of 15 players. Players will be awarded a spot to play on a first come first serve basis, so get here early if you have to!
MONSTER MUSH SIGNING W/JOHN RUIZ
On Saturday, July 21st we will be welcoming back artist John Ruiz and his daughter, colorist Danielle Ruiz, for a signing in honor of the newest issue of Monster Mush! After a bit of a hiatus he's back to offer another installment of the fan favorite all ages title! We will have plenty copies of the newest issue on hand so come down, get your books signed and be sure to grab some sketches while you're at it!
BAND OF INNOCENCE SIGNING
W/LOU MANNA & ROBERT AGNELLO
On Wednesday, July 28th we are very pleased to welcome artist Lou Manna and writer Robert Agenllo to the store to promote their new graphic novel, Band of Innocence. Lou Manna has worked in the comic industry for years illustrating books such as Legion of Superheroes, Young All-Stars, Infinity Inc, and the Phantom as well as a handful of other great titles. This will be Robert Agnello's first graphic novel and we'd love nothing more than to give them both a very warm reception at the store. So come down to the store, check out a new book, get it signed and be sure to pick up some sketches as well. They will be here signing from 6pm - 9pm. More info to come!