Friday, January 14, 2011


Retirement Ceremony on Friday and new $5 coupon to be unveiled!

Another great week of comics is ahead of us! DC continues their wave of sleek white covers and this week you can expect the latest installments of Batman, Brightest Day, Green Lantern Corps, Supergirl and many others. Marvel isn't holding back either with the new issues of ASM, Avengers Academy (so underrated, please read if you haven't!), Wolverine, X-Factor, X-Men Legacy and Invincible Iron Man #500 on the way! That's just a small taste of the quality all around this week.

Anyway, a quick recap of this week and then on to bigger and better things. Our first Tuesday delivery went smoothly. All the books, toys and everything else in between were out on the shelves and pull lists were packed and ready to go when we opened the doors on Wednesday morning (even with the snow!). Not too shabby. This week we also had our first tailgate party of the year for Green Hornet. Some pizza, beer, soda, and a 30% off everything sale complimented the event. A pretty good week if I do say so myself.

This week we'll finally be unveiling our new $5 coupon for this year and retiring some old favorite at the Don Knotts and Barry White Retirement Ceremony here at the store. We'll be raising their banners to the rafters. The festivities will be held on Friday, January 21st kick starting at 9pm. Refreshments will be served, we'll have a special giveaway to attendees and who knows, we may even do a special sale. Join us for this momentous occasion!

This week we are also starting a huge $1.00 back issue sale! Tons of our back issues will be priced at just $1.00! We have tons of long boxes to get rid of so make sure you come by and check out our stock. It all starts this Sunday, read more about it below.

And don't forget, to close out the month we will be celebrating the release of the newest Magic the Gathering set, Mirrodin Besieged with a Pre-Release Tournament on Saturday, January 29th! We have tons of prizes and promos to give out so make sure you come down. For all the rules and additional information keep reading below.

Also, a couple of things you may have missed. Any special orders from Previews (the catalog we order from that comes out every month) are always 10% off. A new edition comes out at the end of every month and there's a ton of stuff to choose from so take a look if you haven't. Also, we have the ability to order any statues and other collectibles from Sideshow Collectibles so if you see something you like, make sure you ask us about it!

As always, if you have any questions on anything feel free to call us at the store (718-448-1234) or e-mail us at



Those of you who have been with us for awhile know that every year we change the person who adorns our $5 coupons that we give out. Well, for the first time ever we will be having a special ceremony on Friday, January 21st to commemorate their service to Comic Book Jones by retiring our old friends Don Knotts and Barry White. As you see in many sports arenas, we'll be raising a banner to the rafters for each of them, retiring them from service forever. We will also be unveiling the celebrity to grace our brand new $5 bills for 2011. Attendees will have the honor of being the first to get our new $5 bills. Refreshments will be served, we'll have a special giveaway to attendees and who knows, we may even do a special sale. Join us for this momentous occasion!


For the next couple of weeks starting this Sunday, January 16th we'll be giving you the opportunity to purchase many of our back issues for just $1 a piece. We have a bunch of overstock that we just want to get rid of so here's how it's going to work. In the front of the store we'll be setting up a table with a bunch of long boxes, everything in those boxes will cost just $1.00 per comic! This is a great chance to check out some stuff for cheap or fill some holes in your collection! We'll be rotating the boxes every few days so check back for new stuff often!


The raffle is returning this week after a bit of inactivity. Starting from now until Wednesday, January 26th we will be selling raffle tickets for $1 a piece for a chance to win the JLA Trophy Room Superman Cape & Belt Prop Replica! This bad boy is numbered, comes with a certificate of authenticity and retails for a price of $294.99. With tickets at only $1, you can take this home for next to nothing. The raffle is effective immediately and you can purchase as many tickets as you like!


Alright boys and girls, Magic players far and wide, the new set is almost upon us. On Saturday, January 29th we'll be holding our Pre-release Tournament for the upcoming set, Mirrodin Besieged. Entry for this sealed style event will be $25. All entrants will receive 3 Scars of Mirrodin booster packs and then choose between the two warring factions of Mirran and Phyrexia. Based on your choice you will receive a specific card promo, card box and three additional booster packs. The two different packs will only contain cards associated with the chosen faction.

Prizes will include boosters, faction packs, and promos. Also, the first 10 players to enter will receive a special promo poster. In addition we will be debuting our level up program for all Magic players. Definitely not an event to be missed!


Come and join our graphic novel club - Picture Books Anonymous! We meet once a month (one book per month) and our next meeting will be held on Monday, February 7th at 7:00pm. Our next book is Jimmy Corrigan by Chris Ware. Come down and join in on some great conversation. We have a great group and are always looking for more people to ignite lively discussion. This is a fantastic way to get into comics you wouldn't normally read and we cover a huge range from obscure to popular titles.

The book chosen for each month will be discounted for book club attendees (25% off) and we will also offer a blanket special discount for all book club members - buy any three trades, hardcovers and/or graphic novels and get the fourth one free. If you are interested in being involved in the book club, send an e-mail to with your name and information or just pop in!

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