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Previewing FCBD 2013 - Part 4

We're one day closer to Free Comic Book Day, so let's look at some more random comics.


Only 5 days remain until FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.
We hope to see you this Saturday from 10am - 9pm.
FREE Comics
FREE Pizza
MEET Batman and Ghostbusters
MEET the entire CSW staff

Free Comic Book Day = Great Fund Raising Opportunity

As you probably heard Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday at Comic Store West. Stop in for your free comic book. We will have plenty of different comics available to choose from.

Can't decide which one you would like? You can take as many as you like after your one free one, we just ask for each additional comic you take you make a 50 cent donation to our Martin Memorial Library Fund (you don't have to donate or you can donate more if you would like).

You see the library lets us know what kind of books, trades, and graphic novels they need and then with the money that you donate we purchase these much needed books for them.

Last year we had nearly $800 in total donations collected for the library from our Free Comic Book Day. We are looking to beat that record this year.

Help us make a $1000 donation to the library this year.

We are open from 10am - 9pm on Saturday. Make a day of it. We will have free pizza, movies, costumed guests and more.

Previewing FCBD 2013 - Part 3

Time to grab another stack of free books and look at their insides.


Only 6 days remain until FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.
We hope to see you this Saturday from 10am - 9pm.
FREE Comics
FREE Pizza
MEET Batman and Ghostbusters
MEET the entire CSW staff

Read More Comics !!

What better way to read more comics then by picking up some FREE ONES !!

Stop by this Saturday from 10AM - 9PM for our annual Free Comic Book Day.

Just Announced - HeroClix Wolverine and the X-Men

WizKids/NECA announce the next Marvel HeroClix expansion - Wolverine and the X-Men.
Look for a pre-order brick/case sign-up sheet soon. Save 20% and pre-order.

For more info on this exciting set check out the full announcement here.

Store Exclusive Giant HeroClix Figure For Sale

As soon as we sell this store exclusive HeroClix figure (pictured above) then we will restock the HeroClix and HorrorClix singles.

It is one of a kind.

Previewing FCBD 2013 - Part 1

This year for Free Comicbook Day, we've got around 50 titles for you to choose from. Fifty! That's crazy! And it can also be overwhelming when you're trying to choose which ones to get, so over the next few days, we're going to briefly review all the titles, giving you an idea of what to expect when you crack them open.

No kind of order, just grabbing them at random. Let's dive in!

HeroClix Fear Itself Begins - Saturday, June 2 at 2pm

Don't miss the first event in the next HeroClix Event Season. Fear Itself begins on Sunday, June 2 at 2pm.

No Pokemon, WarHammer, HeroClix This Sunday

Sorry for the late reminder but on Sunday there is a Magic Pre-release event which means no Pokemon, WarHammer, or HeroClix.

We'll see all you Pokemon players next Sunday for your Pre-release.

FREE RPG DAY - Exclusive 2 Day Event This Year

FREE RPG DAY will be a EXCLUSIVE 2 day event at Comic Store West this year.
Saturday, June 15 from 4pm - 9pm and then Sunday, June 16 from 2pm - 7pm

Check back soon for a complete schedule.

Are you a gamemaster looking to run a game during FREE RPG DAY? Let us know and we'll get you on the schedule.
We have a tentative Star Wars Edge of the Empire session and are looking for more games.

Magic the Gathering - Modern Masters Release Draft

Yes, we are planning an EXCLUSIVE Release Event for Magic Modern Masters.
The event will be held on Saturday, June 8 at Noon.
This will be a 3 booster draft.
One booster per player also goes to the prize pool.

Cost and sign-up sheet will be coming soon.

Magic Dragon's Maze - FAT Pack Release Event

Did I forget to mention we are indeed having a Magic Dragon's Maze FAT Pack Release event?

Sunday, May 5 at 2pm.
We are kicking out the Pokemon Pre-Release guys at 2pm and will start the FAT release event then.

Do you play Pokemon too? The Pre-Release event starts at 10am on Sunday, May 5. Hang out with us all day at the store.

The FAT Pack release event is the only way to guarantee that you get a FAT pack of the latest Magic set. Plus the event is only $38, which is less than the MSRP on a FAT pack. WOW what a deal !!

Guaranteed Comic - East of West #2

Here's another guaranteed comic - EAST OF WEST #2. This comic also just came in this week.
It's one of my favorite comics out right now.

Nobody else guarantees their comics, stop in and try more comics. What do you have to lose?

Find out more about guaranteed comics here.

Magic - Dragon's Maze Pre-Release This Saturday and Sunday

Still some space available in each of these pre-release events this weekend.
Still only $25, don't pay more !!
More prizes than any other local store.

Guaranteed Comic - Jupiter's Legacy #1

Available this Wednesday - Jupiter's Legacy
And it's guaranteed !!

Find out more about guaranteed comics here.

Thor 2 trailer

In yesterday's question about nerd-movies, it looks like we forgot to mention Thor 2: The Dark World:

I know for a fact that we recently put some issues of Thor featuring the villain(s) of this movie into the back issue bins, so you can own them today. Sadly, we do not have any back issues featuring Kat Dennings' character asking "Meowmeow?"

Man of Steel trailer, animated style

The third trailer for Man of Steel debuted recently, and some enterprising individual has remade it with clips from Superman: The Animated Series.

What nerdy movie are you most looking forward to this year? Superman? Iron Man 3? Star Trek? Or something else? Leave a comment and let us know!

And by the way, Superman: Birthright (the OGN that was a big influence on this movie) is back in print, so we can order you a copy and have it delivered with our weekly comics.

New Comics On Sale - April 24, 2013

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King of the Nerds Season 2

Did you watch King of the Nerds on TBS a few months back?

How'd you like to be on Season 2?

The show is casting now, and they're looking for people who are nerdy about anything - if you watched the first season, you know there was one contestant who self-identified as "a Batman nerd" but couldn't even answer basic Batman questions, so you don't need to be super hardcore to make the cut. Heck, look at this line from their press release:

Do you have an outrageous collection of TOYS and/or COMIC BOOKS?

Heck yeah you do! We have to have customers that would apply to. How about you Warmahordes guys? That's nerdy as hell! Historical miniatures? Pokemon? Go check out the application guidelines, and win money by being who you are.

And if you get on the show, promise to name-check us every episode.

Win this Star Wars Foosball Table on Free Comic Book Day

On Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 4 we will be raffling off this full size Star Wars Foosball table.

How to win?
For every increment of $10 spent on Free Comic Book day you will receive a ticket. At 8pm we will draw a random winner (you do not need to be present to win). We ask that the winner please make arrangements to pick the table up as soon as possible.

You can also get additional tickets by donating to the Martin Library Fund. For every $5 donation to the library you will in turn receive another ticket.

There is no limit to the number of tickets you may have.

Good luck and dare I say it....
May the fourth be with you (come on I had to)

Obadiah Stane teams up with Hal Jordan

The first trailer for R.I.P.D., starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, has just been released:

This is only Bridges' second comicbook role, but it's Reynolds' fourth. Oh, you didn't know R.I.P.D. was a comic? Well it sure is! It's been out long enough to have several trade paperbacks (from Dark Horse), and its most recent miniseries just ended last month.

Of course, that means if you want to read up on the series before the movie comes out, we've got your hookup.

Patton Oswalt on Star Wars Episode VII

Sorry about this pretty basic post. But you guys need to check this YouTube video out. It is Patton Oswalt doing a plot summary of Star Wars Episode VII. It is hilarious!

Pokemon Plasma Freeze Pre-release

Pokemon Plasma Freeze Pre-release

Sunday, May 5, 2013
Comic Store West
2111 Industrial Highway, York, PA 17402 717-845-9198
Registration will start at 10:00 am. Play will start at 10:30 am

Format: Sealed pack Tournament
Receive 6 boosters of Plasma Freeze to build a deck and play for 4 rounds. Then receive 2 more Plasma Freeze boosters as a participation prize.

Promo card and themed gift item to each player while supplies last.
Every Plasma Freeze booster pack will include a code for the Trading Game Online.

Entry - $30 cash at the door
Preregister online for $25 at

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Sunday - HeroClix - 2pm

This Sunday's HeroClix tournament starts at 2pm as usual.

400 Points Arch Enemy Team Up

Your team must include one set of Arch Enemies (does not have to fit the Arch Enemy base mechanic) with the rest of the team being generics.
Example: Batman and the Joker with GCPD Police officers.

Iron Man 3 posters - Lego style

Iron Man 3 is just a few weeks away, and as they have with the past few Marvel movies, Lego has turned the movie posters into cute blocky versions.

Remember that the weekend the movie opens is also Free Comic Book Day - so you go see the movie on Friday, and on Saturday, you come in and get some free stuff! Can't beat that! And as you know, we're going to have lots of big surprises for you.

(via Idle Hands)

Free Comic Book Day

I am finalizing the Free Comic Book Day events this week so look for the full list of awesomeness coming soon.

This will be our biggest Free Comic Book Day ever.

Please help us break last year's Martin Library donation and purchase additional free comics from us for only 50 cents each.

Mark your calendars and spend the day with us. Saturday, May 4th.

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New Comics On Sale - April 17, 2013

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Frank Cho draws Harley Quinn

Look what artist Frank Cho just shared on his website:


If you want to see more Frank Cho art, issue #4 of Savage Wolverine comes out this Wednesday, the 17th. It'll be somewhat more "SFW" than Harley is.

Go team nerd!

An alternate way to look at it: team jerseys are just nerd-shirts for jocks. And if you want one for yourself, we'll soon be stocking more cool shirts! Yeah, you can order some truly wicked designs every month in the "Apparel" section of the Previews catalog, but we're getting a big, permanent in-store display... sometime soon. Keep an eye out, and keep your shirt on.

Reading comics religiously

That's religiously as in "in accordance with God," not just as in "with regularity."

That comic is from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a ridiculously long-running webcomic. And sure, you can read it online, but if you'd like to own a physical copy, it's been released in several collected editions, and we just so happen to have a copy you can buy! Well, unless someone bought it during our backroom sale last weekend.

Come in! Browse around! See if you can find SMBC hiding somewhere. And then you can play the choose-your-own-adventure game that's printed across the bottom of every page (no, really)!

Famous actors as Marvel characters

No, that's not a surprise cast shift for the next X-Men movie - it's just some fan art by Alex Tuis, who painted his dream cast. In addition to Arnie up there, he's also got such winners as Harvey Keitel as Wolverine and Rutger Hauer as Thor. Visit his site to see them all - and wait'll you see who he cast as Spider-Man! If you thought Fox News lost their shiz over the introduction of Miles Morales, this would send them into fits!

Backroom Sale Debrief (Looking Ahead)

We hope everyone had fun with the backroom sale. Scott, Candi and I all love to work the sale (even though it is hard work).

We made some space in our stock room and because of that you guys are going to see some new stuff at the store soon.

I don't want to give away all of the surprises but look for more scenery, new games, the return of t-shirts (or should I call it geek wear?) and some other really cool things coming in over the next few months.

Our next big event is Free Comic Book Day. We are planning our biggest event ever this year and will be announcing some special stuff for that day soon. Including a contest for the best advertisement for Free Comic Book Day at Comic Store West.

Welcome Back Sweat Hogs

Look what I found at the sale.

New Comics On Sale - April 10,2013

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It's Previews time!

Hey everybody, it's time to get excited! Because the new Previews catalog came in!

Remember that subscribers can get Previews for free. Come in today, pick up a copy of the catalog, and bring your order form back by the 18th; we'll order everything you want, and it will start arriving in June.


Sunday is the last day of this year's backroom sale.
There are still plenty of back issues and other sale items left.
We open Sunday at noon.
We will start cleaning up on Sunday at around 5pm.

No Gaming Sunday, April 7

Remember no gaming this Sunday, April 7 at the store because it's the big FINALE of the ANNUAL BACKROOM SALE.

I'll make you guys a deal, do you want to game on Sunday?  Buy out the backroom and clear it out by Saturday at closing and we can game on Sunday.  Deal?

Pokemon, HeroClix, and 40K will return next Sunday, April 14.

HeroClix - No Man's Land - Sunday - April 14, 2013

None of our distributors have Batman Clix in stock so next Sunday's HeroClix No Man's Land Tournament will feature sealed boosters of Amazing Spider-man.

Backroom Sale Cheat Sheet

Sorry I'm late on this but here is the entire rundown for the backroom sale.

Backroom Sale Cheat Sheet:

back issues and select trades - $5 per pound
all other trades - 20% OFF
kid's trades - 35%
variant covers - cover price
new action figures - 50% OFF
old action figures - $2 each
character banks - 25% OFF
statues - 25% OFF
Star Wars 12" figures - most 50%, some only $5 each
DVDs - $2 each

Game Stuff:
HeroClix - 40% OFF
Flames of War blisters - $3 each
Warlord blisters - $3 each
Old miniature blisters - $2 each as priced
Old miniature boxed sets - $5 each (as priced)
Dystopian Wars - $3 blisters
Dystopian Wars box sets - $15 each
Games Workshop novels - 60% OFF
Games Workshop Lord of the Rings - 50% OFF
Terraclips - 60% OFF
4th ED Dungeons and Dragons books - 60% OFF
Mutants and Masterminds books - 40% OFF
Hero System books - 40% OFF
Other RPGs - 60% OFF (except Pathfinder, Star Wars, W40K)
Marvel Super Hero Squad - $2 boosters
Marvel Super Hero Squad - $5 box sets
Kaijudo starters - $5 each
Kaijudo deck sets - $2 each
Monsuno boosters - $2 each
All scenery - 20% OFF

Do you miss watching Green Lantern and Young Justice on Cartoon Network?

This little girl does:

And all these people do:

If you miss the shows, remember that you can read more of their adventures in comicbook form. We carry both titles in our Kids' Corner, both as individual issues and as TPBs. Plus, sometimes you can get them in our world-famous value bundles!

Oh, and what's that? Bundles and TPBs are both marked down even further during our Backroom Sale? Time to buy some DC Nation books!

Backroom Sale Continues

Have no fear we still have plenty of stuff for sale.

The register is still smoking from last night's sneak peek VIP event.
Scott got home after 3AM (thanks Scott, rest your register finger).

I got in early today and found some more stuff to mark down.

Kaijudo, Marvel Super Hero Squad and Monsuno cards are priced to fly out of here.

I also marked all DVD's down to $2 each.

If you were in Friday night, you really should pop in again today and check out the additional stuff I dug out.

If you are interested in purchasing 20,000+ back issues bring in a check and we can make a deal.

Backroom Sale 2013 is a Go !!

It has begun.
Backroom sale 2013 !!!

This year every box of back issues in the store is put out and for sale.

Comics, comics and more comics

Don't forget COMICS (AND SELECT TRADES) BY THE POUND starts tonight at 9:15ish to subscribers and VIPs and then everyone else (including the other local comic stores) Saturday 10am - 9pm and then again on Sunday from noon - 7pm.

It's part of the ANNUAL BACKROOM SALE, going on all weekend.

Back Room Sale Time Again (GW Lord of the Rings)

All GAMES WORKSHOP - Lord of the Rings (EXCLUDES HOBBIT) books and miniatures will be up to 60% OFF.

VIP customers (subscribers and such) can get in for a VIP EXCLUSIVE SALE on Friday, April 6 at 9:15PM.  We'll stay open until 11 or 11:30 and let our VIPs get first pick at all the goodies and extra special savings.

If you've never been to our yearly backroom sale make sure you stop in, it's a huge party that you won't want to miss !!

The Walking Dead meets Conan

Not Conan the Barbarian, Conan O'Brien.

This week the late-night host is doing his show from Atlanta, and on last night's episode, a few survivors found their way into the Tabernacle theatre:

The third season just ended this past weekend, but we have all the trade paperbacks in stock. Come in this weekend during our annual backroom sale, and pick up Walking Dead TPBs at an amazing discount price!

Back Room Sale Time Again (Junk)

One Man's (or Woman's Junk) is Another Man (or Woman's) Treasure.
I'm not gonna lie, we have some junk to sell.  But this junk could be something you've been searching for for years.  Make us an offer and get it cheap.  We hate to throw anything out so if you don't buy it this year, you're just gonna see it on the shelves for another year until we finally sell it.

Items include some games, discounted DVDs, older novels, even some old store fixtures.

VIP customers (subscribers and such) can get in for a VIP EXCLUSIVE SALE on Friday, April 6 at 9:15PM.  We'll stay open until 11 or 11:30 and let our VIPs get first pick at all the goodies and extra special savings.

If you've never been to our yearly backroom sale make sure you stop in, it's a huge party that you won't want to miss !!

Mutants, freaks, what's the difference?

He's got a point, you know.

If you (like me, your humble author) were once an big X-Men fan but got out of the books over the years, give All New X-Men a try. It features the original five X-Men coming to the present day, and deals with both their culture shock and what they think of how drastically the world of mutants has changed. It's really well written, has great art, and a new issue comes out this week! If you want to catch up, the first collection is out already, so you can see for yourself what the hype is all about.

(P.S.: remember to go "like" our Facebook page so we can give you a bigger sale on comics!)

Back Room Sale Time Again (HeroClix)

ALL HeroClix boosters, starters, single figures, maps and accessories will be 40% OFF.  Now is the time to grab those HeroClix TabApp packs and the Assassins Creed boosters.

VIP customers (subscribers and such) can get in for a VIP EXCLUSIVE SALE on Friday, April 6 at 9:15PM.  We'll stay open until 11 or 11:30 and let our VIPs get first pick at all the goodies and extra special savings.

If you've never been to our yearly backroom sale make sure you stop in, it's a huge party that you won't want to miss !!

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