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MARVEL MOVIE UPDATE - Manphibian Movie Not Far Behind

I saw this quote while trolling the interwebs today related to this past Tuesday's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:

"Maria exits her new job at Stark Industries when HOLY SHITBALLS, BY THE ALL SEEING EYES OF STEVE GERBER, WE HAVE A MAN-THING REFERENCE! Do you understand the ramifications of this? First off, Man-Thing! If Man-Thing exists, so does Howard the Duck! And the Legion of Monsters! If the Legion exists, so does Manphibian. Marvel just confirmed a Manphibian movie!"

#FCBD countdown part 5 - we're almost there!

Look! Comics:

Comic Store West Celebrates 75th Anniversary

What you ask?
Well, Marvel Comics celebrated their 25th anniversary in 1986.
I'm sure everyone remembers the cool covers on all their November issues.

Well Comic Store West opened in 1986.

Fast forward to July 2014 when Marvel Comics will be celebrating their 100th anniversary. If my math is correct that means CSW would then be celebrating our 75th anniversary. WOW, that's a long time for any store let alone a comic book store to be in business.

Stop in this July for our 75th anniversary celebration.

#FCBD Countdown part 4

Like every Tuesday, tonight is Game Night. Come in, look at the shelves, and plan what comics and tpbs you want to buy when you come back on Saturday..

Now, here are some more quick reviews of freebie books:

#FCBD countdown part 3 - it's THIS WEEKEND!

Who wants to read about some more free comics? Here we go!

Batman A Brony?

A funny cartoon I found on the interwebs today.
It made me giggle like a school girl so I thought I would share.

Now on Instagram

To continue our social media dominance we are now on INSTAGRAM.
Check out our Instagram feed at:

Lots of behind the scene photos of FCBD will be appearing here.

Thursday Night Magic This Week

BACK IN STOCK - Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity core game is back in stock.  
Keep checking back for this summer's Cards Against Humanity Event.  
Participants must be 18 or older.  Keep checking for the exact date. 

Attention Friends of Comic Store West

Friends of Comic Store West.
Help us get the word out for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.

Do us a favor.

Post on your favorite social media sites and let your friends and family know that next Saturday is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.

While you are on Facebook go to our Facebook page and give us a good review.
After Facebook feel free to give us a review on our Google Business page.
If you don't think we deserve a good review, I want to know.  Please email me (Brian) my email like is on our main page.

We look forward to seeing you all on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.

Learn To Play Marvel Dice Masters

#FCBD Countdown - One Week to Go!

Hello comics fans! Remember last year, when we previewed all the Free Comicbook Day comics for you before the day arrived, so you knew what you wanted to get? We're doing it again this year, and we're starting a full week ahead of time. Why start now? Because Comic Store West has more than 50 different books this year, so it's going to take some time to cover them all.

HAPPENING SATURDAY- Journey Into Nyx Pre-Release

Still a few spots left for today's pre-release.
Starts at 2pm.
Cost = $27

Intro packs on available for Open Dueling.

Extra incentive to come out:

  • We will take pre-orders of the Magic From the Vault at MSRP (with pre-pay).  TODAY ONLY !!  This will probably be the last day to pre-order this at MSRP.
  • Order and pre-pay for your booster box of Nyx ($99 + tax) and get your foil EIDOLON OF BLOSSOMS promo card today !!

COMING SOON - Star Wars Rebel Transport

I hope you pre-ordered one of these awesome ships.
The Rebel Transport will be arriving in our system very soon.

Check back soon for landing date.

Magic Pre-Release in 2 Days

Saturday's pre-release may be the last day you have to pre-order the next FROM THE VAULT at retail price.

Don't miss your chance, see you at 2pm on Saturday.

Lights, Camera, Assemble !! (#avengers)

I can't wait until 2015.

Ruining the Avengers

Funny Cracked photo contest today: 33 Small But Disastrous Changes to the Avengers Movies.

Which one's your favorite? Personally, I like #32 best.

INTRODUCING - Comic Store West Web Forums

We've had several people ask us to create web forums for local players to be able to post if they are looking for games, or rules questions, or just chat if you can't connect with each other at the store.

With help from Adam and Angry Scott we now have a pretty nice store forum established. Next task is to get players to join us in discussions and postings.

Check out our NEW forums at

Dice Masters Update

Stop in and check out this great new dice game from WizKids.
Starters have been drastically allocated, but more will be arriving very soon.

We have plenty of 99 cent boosters for sale now.
Stock up, as soon as more Starters arrive we will get them to you.

If you want to get on a waiting list let us know !!

As a result of this news WizKids has moved the MONTH 1 OP event. There WILL NOT be a Dice Masters event at the store this Saturday as previously scheduled. Check back here for future updates.

Really not cool, guys

So, this happened:

Yeah. Just in case seeing that didn't reflexively make you put your fist through your computer monitor, here's famed writer Greg Rucka explaining just WTF is wrong with it:

My daughter, she’s a lot like her mother and me. Which makes sense, but where our son seems to have inherited his mother’s even keel and gentle soul, my daughter got the short straw, and drew my emotional volatility. She’s smart, maybe too smart, and she runs hot like I do, and she feels deeply, and passionately, and she sees more than maybe a lot of kids her age see. And she’s a geek (hell, she’s practically a hipster-geek, as she informed me she’d been reading Divergent before anyone even knew about the movie, let alone the book), she reads comics, she dresses up as Captain Marvel and Black Widow and she swings a lightsaber and uses her Nerf guns to shoot vampires just the way Buffy taught her.

So she doesn’t fit in. She’s in a school that’s a pretty good school, to be honest, but the ratio of boys to girls in her class has been 2:1 for the last five years. That takes a toll. And some of those boys? They’re not that far from Neanderthal in their thinking about gender (and what is going on at home with those boys I am forced to wonder…). And the girls in her class, they’ve pretty much made her odd-girl-out for five years now, because that’s the game they’re playing.

It's worth reading his whole post, so here's that link again. And if you know someone who would unironically wear that shirt, ask them what the heck is wrong with their priorities.

Well, except for the "hating coffee" part. Because that I can 100% get behind. Fell free to yell at me about that in the comments.

Thursday Night Magic This Week

Free Comic Book Day 2014 - Details Part 8 #fcbd

Another activity has just been added for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.
Last Man (or Woman) Standing SuperHero Trivia.
Be the last person standing in a super hero trivia contest and win a $50 CSW gift card.

No purchase necessary to play.
Contest starts at 2pm.

New Comics on Sale - April 23, 2014

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Happy 75th birthday, Batman!

Remember last year, when we showed you that awesome Superman animated short? Here's something similar, this time starring Batman Beyond:

If you miss Batman Beyond (the cartoon), remember that you can buy Batman Beyond (the comic). You can also sign up for Future's End, the upcoming time-travel miniseries that looks to feature him pretty heavily.

Free Comic Book Day 2014 - Details Part 7 #fcbd

Not only will the Klingons be patrolling the grounds of CSW during Free Comic Book Day but they will have the Klingon Jail there as well. Watch out as they will be sure to capture you but don't freak out you will be held captive to allow you to take all the photo ops you want for free! But this is also for a good cause as well any donations will be for the American Cancer Society.

Become an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. - for free!

Marvel Comics has teamed up with CafePress to offer free(ish) S.H.I.E.L.D. ID badges.

Granted, the official Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. website offered something similar, but that was just a digital file - this is a real, honest-to-goodness physical ID badge. Impress your friends! Intimidate your enemies! Earn the pity of your non-nerdy family members!

Now, it's not "free" free: you have to pay $1.25 in shipping (and any applicable taxes), but that's fair. They're sending you a real item! So just go to the site, upload a photo and fill out your information!

Free Comic Book Day 2014 - Details Part 6

Please help us raise money to the York Martin Memorial Library.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter
We will be closed Sunday, April 20

JUST ARRIVED - Star Trek Attack Wing Wave 5 Ships

Just arrived at the store.
Finally Voyager and the Borg !!


Every year FREE COMIC BOOK DAY has one or two comics that are MUST HAVE for true collectors.  This year is no different.  To launch the new DC Comic's epic weekly serie FUTURE'S END #0 is the hottest book to be available at this year's FCBD.

Truthfully, I was not sold on this series until I read this #0 issue (yes, store ownership has it's privileges) but after reading it I added the weekly book to my pulls list.

So make sure if you only pick up one book this year on May 3 it's this one.

Free Comic Book Day 2014 - Details Part 5

Meet the local Ghostbusters crew and have a picture taken with them.
We are even hoping for a Ecto-1 sighting (but no promises).

Free Comic Book Day 2014 - Details Part 4

Also on sale during FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 will be select back issue comics.

These will be COMPLETELY DIFFERENT comics from the ones that were on sale during our backroom sale last weekend!

Final "X-Men: Days of Future Past" trailer

They even make Quicksilver look interesting!

Just over a month until the movie opens - buy the Days of Future Past tpb today, and see how many things the movie rips off from it!

GEEK WEAR - New T-shirts Have Arrived

We were originally going to debut our new t-shirts on FREE COMIC BOOK but they arrived early and we thought they were so cool let's make them available now.

Stop in and check them out, 15 different styles and a variety of sizes.

If we don't have the size you need let us know we should be able to get it within a week.

How will Wolverine die?

Have you heard? Wolverine only has three months to die.

Nobody knows how he's going to bite it yet, so we put together a list of ways it might happen:

  1. Chokes on a ham sandwich
  2. The Punisher throws him into an electric fence, and somehow it vaporizes him.
  3. Wolverine gets nuked. Three years later, it turns out he survived because he burrowed underground.
  4. Wolverine has to go. His home planet needs him. NOTE: Wolverine dies on the way back to his home planet.
  5. He drinks Gatorade in front of Bobby Bouchet.
  6. Autoerotic asphyxiation. To avoid embarrassment, Professor X tells the team that Magneto did it. The team forever wonders why Magneto strangled Wolverine with his own underwear.
  7. Wolverine is eaten by a grue.
  8. A brand new hero receives lots of media promotion, and kills Wolverine in a fight. All of the other heroes say, "Wow! This guy looks really strong! He's totally in our face! We should follow his exploits every month!" (his new series is cancelled after 6 issues)
  9. A Scottish guy with a French accent lops off Wolverine's head.
  10. He runs out of time in World 8-1.
  11. Wolverine meets Jean Grey by a lakeside, and she atomizes him off-camera. Nobody cares.
  12. Wolverine dies in a throwaway panel in a big crossover event. Due to the confusing art, it is hard to tell what happened.
  13. Majin Buu turns him into a cookie and eats him.
  14. Wolverine wanders onto the set of A Game of Thrones.
  15. Joss Whedon gets depressed again.
  16. Joss Whedon gets in a good mood again.
  17. The Hulk finally gets his revenge.
  18. Aunt May gets hurt. Mephisto offers Peter Parker another deal.
  19. Some bad guy with guns shoot Wolverine. Nobody brings up his healing factor.
  20. Wolverine gets cancer, the only thing that can never be healed (except for when it can).
  21. Wolverine gets another inspirational affliction, and dies so the comic writers can feel like they've done a lot of good in the world.
  22. Wolverine forgets to input the Konami Code.
  23. Gollum throws Wolverine into the volcano.
  24. He trips and falls down the stairs.
  25. He pisses off Heisenberg.
  26. He dates The Green Lantern.
  27. A big, tough monster shows up from out of nowhere and beats everybody else up. Wolverine fights the monster, and they both die. Then they both get resurrected. The big tough monster gets overused until nobody cares anymore. Also, there's an edgy new "teen" Wolverine.
  28. Hugh Jackman retires. Wolverine dies off-camera.
  29. Jason gets revenge for his momma.
  30. Wolverine dies of-camera in an inter-company crossover that, due to legal reasons, can never be referenced again.
  31. Wolverine teams up with Batman. Learns what happens to at least half of the Robins.
  32. A kid throws something at Wolverine. He falls and accidentally breaks his neck against a rock.
  33. Hank Pym bites off his head.
  34. He gets claustrophobic and shoots himself out an airlock.
  35. Wolverine just dies, y'know? Like how sometimes people seem perfectly healthy, and then they just drop dead. Life is short, man.
  36. Wolverine gets killed by Ultron, to boost the hype and marketing of the latter come 2015.
  37. Gets sucked into a Liefeld crosshatching-stress-line singularity.
  38. Death by Snu Snu
  39. Got Luke Cage angry
  40. Let Kenshiro poke him
  41. Drowned in a puddle.
  42. He gets shot, and a year later someone realizes: "Wait...THAT WAS NO ORDINARY GUN!"
  43. Sabretooth steals that Muramasa blade and cuts off Wolverine's arm and head. Revenge!
  44. Wolverine gets the adamantium ripped out by Magneto.... wait....
  45. Wolverine commits suicide by putting himself in front of a train, after accidentally gutting one or more of his friends.
  46. Wolverine is eaten by a bloated Hulk in their final battle. No, wait.... Ripped in two? No, not that either.
  47. Murder/suicide pact with Archie

Yes, that's right, Archie is dying too. If you're interested in seeing either Wolverine or Archie cease to be, you can preorder the books and we'll be sure to save a copy for you.

How do you think Wolverine (or Archie, for that matter) is going to die? Add your favorite guesses down in the comments.

BACK IN STOCK - Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity is back in stock.  
We also have 1 of each of the 4 expansions.
I've said it before, these will sell out before the weekend.  You have been warned.

Free Comic Book Day 2014 - Details Part 3

Trades and graphic novels are 20% OFF all day.
Buy 4 or more and get 25% OFF.

Cap has a lot of catching up to do

Remember the scene in Captain America 2: Caplectric Boogaloo where Steve Rogers pulls out a notebook full of things from the last 70 years that he needs to catch up on?

Clearly the filmmakers were having a little fun with that, because the list is different in different parts of the world:

Magic - Journey Into Nyx Pre-Release

Pre-Release spots are starting to fill up.
Get in here to reserve your spot before we fill up.

Seating is limited to 40 on Saturday and 30 on Sunday.

Free Comic Book Day 2014 - Details Part 2

During this year’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, Saturday May 3 we will be holding a COSPLAY CONTEST.

First prize as voted by our customers is $200 COMIC STORE CASH (gift certificate).

Runners-up will receive VIP Passes to Geppi’s Entertainment Museum located in Baltimore , Maryland.

HOW THE VOTING WORKS - Each customer can vote 1 time from NOON until 3PM at the store.  You must be present to vote (we are not doing Facebook voting this year).  HINT - For a really good chance at winning you should plan on being here during those 3 hours so the most number of people can see your costume.  Results will be announced at 4PM and all contestants’ photos will be uploaded to our website.

Please don’t harass our customers but if you want to help hand out comics or hang out outside to get more people to come and vote for you, feel free.  It would probably be a good idea to tell all your SOCIAL MEDIA friends to come down and vote too !!

Thursday Night Magic This Week

Sailor Moon meets the Avengers

(This one's for Candi, our resident Sailor Moon fan.)

Sailor Moon as Captain America

Backroom Sale 2014

Backroom sale continues today.
Even if you were in Friday and Saturday you should stop in.
I hear the store Ninja stuck some more stuff out late last night.

Check thru the back issues for new back issues by the pound.

Check thru the bundles for some awesome new bundle packs

and finally update your silent auctions because there was a scurry of activity last night, remember you have until exactly 5pm tonight to update your auctions.

New Comics On Sale - April 16, 2014

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Free Comic Book Day 2014 - Details Part 1

We hope you join us all day on Saturday, May 3 for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014.

We will be releasing more details everyday so check back often.

No Pokemon on Sunday, April 13

No Pokemon this Sunday.
We are still having our annual backroom sale.

Reminder - We are hosting the Flashfire pre-release on Saturday, April 26.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014 - Saturday, May 3 - ALL DAY !!! (#fcbd)

Backroom Sale 2014

I love it when there is a line waiting for you to open in the morning.
Back issues by the pound is very popular.

(oh and this is not an actual photo of the crowd this morning, these Russians are much better looking then the horde of zombies waiting this morning)

Backroom Sale 2014 - Silent Auction

Silent auction games.
Place your bid in the binder, hope that someone doesn't come in and outbid you.
Auctions close at 5pm on Sunday.

Stop in to get the last minute bidding.

Backroom Sale 2014 - Live Updates

Wow !!
Only $1.88?
Stop in this weekend for more deals on HeroClix.

May is Star Trek Attack Wing Month

Star Trek: Attack Wing The Tholian Web Episode OP Event
Saturday, May 10 4pm-8pm
Entry fee = $15

Star Trek: Attack Wing Arena Episode OP Event
Saturday, May 31 11am-2pm
Entry fee = $15


Join the Grown As Gamers as they record a podcast.
You too can become famous on the internet !!!!
We are still working out the details with these guys but we always have a lot of fun with them and know you will too.

These guys are great friends of the store.
Check out their website at:

Backroom Sale 2014

The backroom sale starts in less than 12 hours for VIPs or about 24 hours for everyone else.
The last thing I'm mentioning that will be on sale is RPG books.

We will be marking down many of our RPG books to get rid of them.

I'm talking CHEAP.
If you ever wanted some extra source material for a game or wanted to try games such as Marvel RPG, GURPS, and many more stop in and get some of these books.

Once again, these books WILL NEVER BE CHEAPER !!

Some other items on sale that were not officially mentioned:

HeroClix (50% or more)
metal Reaper miniatures (50% or more)
Action figures (50% or more)

Bruce Timm returns to Batman

...for the animated short Strange Days:

That's based on a story that appeared in Batman #1 (the 1940 one, not the 2011 one). If you like updates of old tales, check out the arc going on in the main Batman book right now - starting with "Year Zero," we're getting an updated look at Bruce Wayne's earliest days in the mask. It's available in individual issues right now, but the first TPB will be out next month. Preorder now, and we'll have a copy waiting for you when it hits!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY - First Saturday in May (ALL DAY !!) (#fcbd)


During this year’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, Saturday May 3 we will be holding a COSPLAY CONTEST.

First prize, as voted by our customers, is $200 COMIC STORE CASH (gift certificate).

Runners-up will receive VIP Passes to Geppi’s Entertainment Museum located in Baltimore , Maryland.

HOW THE VOTING WORKS - Each customer can vote 1 time from NOON until 3PM at the store.  You must be present to vote (we are not doing Facebook voting this year).  HINT - For a really good chance at winning you should plan on being here during those 3 hours so the most number of people can see your costume.  Results will be announced at 4PM and all contestants’ photos will be uploaded to our website. 

Please don’t harass our customers but if you want to help hand out comics or hang out outside to get more people to come and vote for you, feel free.  It would probably be a good idea to tell all your SOCIAL MEDIA friends to come down and vote too !!

Backroom Sale 2014

Sure, we are going to have comics for sale by the pound, and we are going to have comic bundles cheaper than we ever had before.  I hear some of you want cheap trades and graphic novels.

Ok, how about trades and graphic novels for $2 each or 3 for $5?

Is that enough to get you in this weekend?

NOT EVERY TRADE IS THIS CHEAP,  but we have about a hundred or more that are this cheap.
Like the comic bundles these trades will NEVER be cheaper !!

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