Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 31, 2015

SALE EXTENDED !!



WINTER TRADE AND GRAPHIC NOVEL SALE - EXTENDED !!!

Did you find yourself stuck at home yesterday, on new comic day, with nothing to read?
Don't let this happen, have a stack of trades available to read when there is bad weather.

From now until FEBRUARY 15 all trades and graphic novels, except MARVEL will be on sale !!!!

Subscribers get 25% off (one more perk about being a subscriber).

Everyone else (including our FREQUENT BUYERS CLUB MEMBERS) get 15% off.

Come in and stock up now, more bad weather is on the way.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

First 'Age of Ultron' TV Spot Released


Marvel has officially released the first TV spot for Age of Ultron, supposed to air during the Superbowl on Sunday. Check out the clip below [or here] and share it with your friends.


I don't know if anyone else is excited, but I am.

Funko Launches a Marvel Themed Subscription Box


"Funko has collaborated with Marvel to build a first-of-its-kind subscription box service -- Marvel Collector Corps -- featuring 100% exclusive collectibles, apparel and accessories from some of the biggest events in the Marvel movie and comic book universe."

The first box launches in April and will feature 'Age of Ultron' collectibles, including an exclusive Iron Man Hulk Buster POP collectible. April's crate includes the exclusive 6" Hulkbuster figure, another stylized collectible, a t-shirt (1 out of 4 possible designs), and 2 premium accessories. The crates are worth $50, but each one only costs $25 + S&H. A new crate ships every two months and June's crate will feature an Ant-Man collectible.

More information here!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT - Trade and Graphic Novel Sale



WINTER TRADE AND GRAPHIC NOVEL SALE

Did you find yourself stuck at home yesterday, on new comic day, with nothing to read?
Don't let this happen, have a stack of trades available to read when there is bad weather.

From now until the end of the month all trades and graphic novels, except MARVEL will be on sale !!!!

Subscribers get 25% off (one more perk about being a subscriber).

Everyone else (including our FREQUENT BUYERS CLUB MEMBERS) get 15% off.

Come in and stock up now, more bad weather is on the way.

MUNCHKIN #1 (Comic and Game Card)




Still available.  Munchkin #1 with EXCLUSIVE GAME CARD.

Reprints of this issue will not have the card so grab your's today.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Fox's rebooted Fantastic Four gets its first trailer


Actually? It doesn't look too bad right now. What did you think? Is there potential there, or are you just hoping it fails spectacularly so Marvel/Disney can get the rights back?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ms. Marvel fights racism in the real world.

Recently, buses in San Francisco began sporting anti-Islamic ads paid for by Pamela Geller's "American Freedom Defense Initiative," a group dedicated to opposing ethnic and religious diversity. The ads compare Muslims to Nazis, because if you're going to be a crackpot, you might as well be a full-bore crackpot.

Anyway, someone has been defacing the ads, covering with images of Marvel's Kamala Khan, the new, shape-changing Ms. Marvel who debuted in 2013:


(Because the buses are run by the municipal government, refusing the ads would count as a violation of Geller's free speech: remember, only the government can infringe on your rights, not private companies or individuals.)


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New Comics On Sale - January 28, 2014


For those viewing from Facebook, click here.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

JUST ARRIVED - Wedding Love Letter


Get this EXCLUSIVE Wedding Love Letter Game for a limited time only.

We are probably the only store in North America to have this game.  We have limited quantities and we will NEVER be able to get this version of the game again.

We have a full box version and a simple bag version.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Chew: The Cases of the FDA

If you're a fan of off-beat comics, and have asked any of us for recommendations, you've probably heard of Image Comics' Chew, about a U.S. Food and Drug Administration agent who gets psychic impressions from anything he eats, and uses this ability to solve crimes. Even murders. Let the implications of that sink in for a moment.

...

Yeah. Om nom nom.

Anyway, Chew is going to be a card game:


Right now, the plan is that every preordered copy of Chew (the game) will include a copy of Chew #1 (the comic) with an exclusive variant cover.

If the game is as much fun as the comicbook, this could be a real blast to play!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

CBS Casts 'Supergirl'



Melissa Benoist (Glee, Whiplash) has officially been cast as CBS' Supergirl for the upcoming series. The above picture shows the actress' transformation from brunette to blonde, for the role.

"Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.” 
--CBS' show description

The show is building CBS and (sister channel) the CW's range of DC shows like The Flash and Arrow.

For more about this go here or here (beware the comments section on the EW link).

FUNKO POP: Avengers Age of Ultron Figures




"When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure." -Marvel Entertainment


FUNKO POP has released their announcement for the upcoming release of their Avengers: Age of Ultron figures/toy sets. You can get the bobble head figures (shown above) as well as the mystery minis, keychains, Fabrikations, and Wacky Wobblers (found here). Most of them are released in March, with the exception of the Fabrikations which are available in April. Talk to one of the employees at the store for order details!

Magic The Gathering Fate Reforged FAT Pack Release this Saturday



Don't forget FAT Pack Release event on Saturday, January 24.
Only 18 spots open.

Magic Draft Thursday are back too.
Player's choice draft tonight.
$14

Valentine's Day Game Day, Feb 14 at 2PM

Booster boxes are available for only $99 thru this weekend only.
Pre-order and pre-pay for your booster box today.

No More Vendor Space For CSW Flea Market



VENDOR SPACE IS COMPLETELY FILLED.
It's turning into one of our most exciting events here at CSW.
Mark your calendars.
See you on Saturday the 7th.

HeroClix Trinity War Delays


Another delay has just been announced on the upcoming HeroClix set (Trinity War).
Looks like mid-February is the expected release date.

I'll be updating our upcoming events to reflect this delay.
Sorry guys it's not our fault.

TRADE AND GRAPHIC NOVEL SALE



WINTER TRADE AND GRAPHIC NOVEL SALE

Did you find yourself stuck at home yesterday, on new comic day, with nothing to read?
Don't let this happen, have a stack of trades available to read when there is bad weather.

From now until the end of the month all trades and graphic novels, except MARVEL will be on sale !!!!

Subscribers get 25% off (one more perk about being a subscriber).

Everyone else (including our FREQUENT BUYERS CLUB MEMBERS) get 15% off.

Come in and stock up now, more bad weather is on the way.

The baby stroller Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gaming is Cancelled Tonight



Gaming is cancelled for tonight.

COMING SOON - Point of Sale System



Remember when I told you all store changes are coming?
Well most of you probably noticed the new POS system (Point of Sale) that we are playing with. Scott, Candi, and I are learning how to use it and doing all the hours of necessary set-up for it.

We are hoping to start using it soon. We thought it would be February 1 but March 1 is probably more realistic.

Anyway, it should really help us do our jobs better and we are hoping it will bring benefits to you guys too.

BUT....

You knew this was coming.
The system is very different from what we use today. For one thing it's running on Windows 7 instead of DOS 3.3 (yes you heard me).
Anyway there will be a learning curve for us so please bear with us. If we miss you on a title or something else gets screwed up we will do everything we can to make it right.

Thanks.

p.s.
I'll keep you posted on updates to the system.
And if you see it thrown through the window of the store you'll know Scott or I got fed up with it.

In Search of Lost Dragons

Hey look, it's time for us to try selling you something:


Over 200 pages of gorgeous full-color paintings, accompanied by a unique story of world-wide exploration and dragon encounters! On the trail of dragons forgotten, an intrepid illustrator and reporter journeys from Europe through the Middle East and finally to Saigon in search of the dark caverns and mountaintop perches where the elusive winged serpents dwell. With the gift of seeing the invisible, our explorer friend records each encounter in a journal of gorgeous, fully painted artwork, capturing every majestic and fearsome visual detail of the scaly behemoths, and accompanies his findings with snippets of local lore as evidence that these hidden beasts continue to shape the world in ways we may never expect!

I was flipping through this last night, and it is a beautiful book! Yes, it's a bit expensive, but it's oversized - both in physical dimensions and in pagecount - and is a nice hardcover tome rather than a softcover. Here's a fancy video preview to whet your appetite:


We have a few copies in store today, so come in and pick one up while they last - or get in touch with us and ask us to reserve a copy for you until you can get in.

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Reviews Are In....


Much to my chagrin there haven't been any posts made on here about Agent Carter, which, to put it mildly, is shameful. While the ratings have been low, it's sort of a niche show, the quality of the show cannot be argued. I've found a few notable quotes about the series, with links to the full article included.

"My favorite scene of the series so far was one that juxtaposed a Captain America radio show where he smacks around Nazis to save a damsel, with an action scene that had Carter kicking a beating the crap out of a bad guy thug up and down a room. The point is clear, and it’s part of what makes Carter a great character." [x]

"Another advantage is the fact Agent Carter is driven by a single character, as opposed to a whole team." [x]

"She's as convincing wielding a crisp insult as an improvised blade, conveying the control and deftness Carter requires to run a covert operation under the patronizing gaze of her inferior superiors in the SSR boys' club." [x]


There's a lot more out there, but if you'd like to check it out for yourself it can be found in the OnDemand of your cable provider or on the ABC streaming website.

Them's fightin' words!


Now we know why they're fighting.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Magic The Gathering - Fate Reforged



Don't forget FAT Pack Release event on Saturday, January 24.
Only 18 spots open.

Magic Draft Thursday are back too.
Player's choice draft this Thursday.
$14

Valentine's Day Game Day, Feb 14 at 2PM

Flea Market



VENDOR SPACE IS ALMOST FILLED.
It's turning into one of our most exciting events here at CSW.
Mark your calendars.
See you on Saturday the 7th.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Magic The Gathering Fate Reforged Pre-Release Space Running Low



Space still available for our Magic The Gathering Fare Reforged Pre-Release Event (but running low)
Saturday, January 17 at 2PM
The earlier you sign up and pre-pay then high rank you will be to select the pack colors you wish to build your deck from.

Also Magic Drafts are back next Thursday.

Don't forget FAT Pack Release event on Saturday, January 24.
Only 18 spots open.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WOW - CSW Customers Love Groot!!


Sold out in 1 day !!!

Coming next month: Secret Identities

The world's greatest super-team has a brand new member... and he's a mole dedicated to bringing them down from the inside.


The supergroup known as The Front Line have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don't know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line have LOTS of secrets. Writers BRIAN JOINES and JAY FAERBER and the stunning art team of ILIAS KYRIAZIS and CHARLIE KIRCHOFF bring you classic super-team action and intrigue for the 21st century. Behind every mask is a secret...

If the solicitation text isn't enough to pique your interest, maybe this interview with the creative team will do the trick. The book sounds like it's going to be a refreshing take on team dynamics, since we know going in that they're meant to fall apart.

Secret Identities hits shelves February 18. If you want to try it out, tell us now and we'll be sure to save you a copy.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Corgi-Wan Kenobi says: "buy Star Wars #1"


"This is the comicbook you're looking for." And we have copies. Come and get 'em!

JUST ARRIVED - Despicable Me Mystery Minis

JUST ARRIVED - Dancing Groot


3 down already.
Get them before they are gone forever.

Please only one button press per customer.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

COMING SOON - CSW Flea Market

The popular customer flea market is back.
THIS TIME FOR 1 DAY ONLY !!!

The store will have it's own booth is lieu of a backroom sale this year.
Stop in on the 7th to what goodies we will be blowing out and to also see what our vendors will be selling.

This event has been a huge success for us.

There are still a few spots remaining for vendors.
IT IS FREE TO HAVE A VENDOR SPACE.

Stop in or call to reserve a spot today.

p.s.
YES, I said no backroom sale this year.
But any items that would be typical backroom sale items will be on sale at the flea market.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Comics On Sale - January 14, 2015


For those viewing from Facebook, click here.

DON'T FORGET STAR WARS #1 LAUNCH PARTY ALL DAY WEDNESDAY.
GOODIES ONLY AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY !!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

CSW Flea Market - ACTION FIGURES !!!!

The popular customer flea market is back.
THIS TIME FOR 1 DAY ONLY !!!

Saturday, February 7.

It sounds like we are going to have a TON of action figures again from some of our vendors.
Spread the word, anyone looking for older action figures. Some on cards and some opened.
Stop in on the 7th to see all the deals.

Ant-Man trailer

No more teasers, the full thing this time:

Friday, January 09, 2015

HeroClix Justice League Trinity War



Now taking preorders (with pre-pay) on BRICKS and CASES.
All pre pay (in full) orders will receive a 20% discount.

ORDER TODAY - DC Movie Poster Variants

We've got another month of themed variant covers on the horizon, this one all inspired by classic movie posters:









Let us know NOW if you want these and get them for COVER PRICE.
If you wait then you will pay variant pricing when they finally are released (March).

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