Sidewalk Sale this Saturday!

10/20/14

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On Saturday October 25, from 10 AM-7 PM, we’ll be cracking open the vaults (well, okay it’s really just the door to our back room) and bringing out more than 25,000 comics ranging from the 1960s to 2014, and we’ll have them on sale

5 for a dollar!

And we’re not just talking thousands of copies of X-Force #1 and Spider-Man 2099 #1, but quality comics you really would like to read and own!

We’re also taking a look at some of our other inventory to see what else we can add to the sidewalk sale! Come check it out! There’s going to be so many great comics at an incredibly low price that you’ll swear we’ve lost our minds!

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Post-Unicorn Party 2014 Wrap-up

09/29/14

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So, that was pretty intense.

This year, people showed up earlier. The crowd was fuller, and seemed happier overall. Cake pops and ice cream sodas were consumed with gusto. More than a dozen people played board games, and dozens and dozens play the video games we rented for the event. Familiar faces abounded, and some new friends were made as well.

Four years ago the Unicorn Party was created to draw attention to the fact that “Women and girls read comics too!” In the past 4 years, both the comics and mainstream press have started to recognize this as well. Publishers have started marketing comics with women consumers in mind, both in the content they produce and the way they promote them.

There’s still a ways to go, but someday, the people who think comics are just for straight white men are going to be the unicorns.

Unicorn Party 2014!

09/12/14

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It’s that time of the year again!

The last year has seen some interesting changes in the world of nerdiness, specifically regarding female nerds. Both the mainstream media and and publishing companies have finally started opening their eyes and realizing that female fandom is much larger than they ever imagined. This is what we’ve been saying for years now!

So while the original reason for the Unicorn Party is still valid, this year the celebration isn’t about proving to the world that female nerds exist in large numbers, but about the depth and breadth of female fandom.

Are you a cosplayer? Come in costume!

Are you a comics nerd? Wear your favorite comics-themed shirt! Stick an action figure in your pocket!

Are you a tabletop gamer? Bring a game and take advantage of our game room!

Doctor Who your thing? Come discuss the latest episodes with other fans!

Most importantly, bring your friends, and have a good time celebrating! There’s going to be a lot of cool stuff going on this year! Check the Facebook event page for updates on what’s going on!

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We’re open!

09/01/14

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Normal hours, too!

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Everyone’s favorite scene from GotG

08/15/14

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Constantine looks pretty good…

05/12/14

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The first Gotham trailer

05/06/14

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Saturday is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

04/28/14

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Special things this year:

Bounce House! We’re getting a Bounce House!

We are going to be having a sidewalk sale all day, with over 10,000 discounted items! Comics 5 for a dollar and more!

Here are some  tips for getting the most out of it:

We’ll be open early, from 9:00 AM, until our normal closing time of 7:00 PM, so come at your leisure. Keep in mind that some of the free comics will “sell” out early.

Bring your friends! Bring your family! Bring your wallets! :P

If you have a pull file with us, come earlier in the week to pick up your comics. That gives you more browsing time on Saturday!

While parking is not a significant problem, I still suggest carpooling whenever possible. There is loads of parking just down the hill in a state lot that holds hundreds of cars and will be empty on Saturday. Please try to leave a space in front of Cosmo Prof and Vapors for their customers.

A tad more Guardians of the Galaxy

04/08/14

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The Flash limbering up

03/12/14

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GROOT!

02/19/14

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Back Issue Sale!

01/16/14

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On Saturday, January 25th, we will be having the first back issue sale since we moved almost 2 years ago!

All back issues will be Buy One, Get One Free!

(Least expensive is free.)

This DOES include Wall Books!

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Open one hour early (10:00 AM) until normal closing time (7:00 PM).

The Comic King of Guatemala

01/15/14

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This is terrific!

The Comic King of Guatemala from George Clipp on Vimeo.

Holiday Schedule

12/14/13

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Here are our Holiday Hours:

Dec 1-23- Normal hours (11-7 Mon-Sat)

Dec 24- NEW COMICS DAY! Yes, on a Tuesday! Open 11:00-6:00

Dec 25- Closed for Christmas

Dec 26-30- Normal hours

Dec 31- NEW COMICS DAY! Also on a Tuesday! Open normal hours New Year’s Eve

Jan 1 onward- Normal hours resume

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer

12/06/13

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I gotta admit, it looks pretty awesome.

After-Thanksgiving SALE!

11/26/13

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It’s time for Secret Headquarters’ annual

After-Thanksgiving Sale!

 Sale hours

Friday 11/29: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday 11/30: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

The following sale is for

Friday November 29th only:

 

All Trade Paperback and Hardcover Graphic Novels

20% off!

Includes Absolute Editions. Does not include used or already-discounted items.
 

The following sales are for

both Friday 11/29 and Saturday 11/30:

 

 All Statues and Toys 20% off!

Includes banks, figurines, plush toys, action figures and bobble-heads.
 

 All Game Items 1D20+5 % off!

Pick out any game items and roll the D20 at the register.
Add 5 to what you rolled and that is your discount for your entire game purchase!
That means you’ll get at least 6% off, and up to 25% off! Pretty cool, huh?

 

All DVDs, CDs, T-Shirts, and Glassware 20% off!

This is basically the “Miscellaneous” sale. It includes mugs, coasters, ice cube trays…
 

All “Volume 1” TPs and HCs 25% off!

Includes Absolute Editions. Does not include used or already-discounted items.
 

Basically, everything but comics and comics supplies are on sale.

All sales are on in-stock items only!

Plus… and this is just for people who mention reading this on the website… Spend at least $100 and get a free Unicorn Party t-shirt, tote bag, or bag of candy!

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WINTER SOLDIER!!!!!!

10/24/13

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Happy Birthday, Superman!

10/16/13

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Thanks to Mark Evanier for the link!

Sidewalk Sale!

10/07/13

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We are having a

SIDEWALK SALE!!!

On Saturday October 26, we’ll be cracking open the vaults (well okay it’s really just the door to our back room) and bringing out more than 15,000 comics ranging from the 1960s to 2012, and we’ll have them on our front sidewalk on sale

 5 for a dollar!

And we’re not just talking about thousands of copies of Spider-Man 2099 #1 and Team America #2, but comics *you* really would like to read and own!

There will also be a lot of graphic novels on sale 50% off!

Come check it out! There’s going to be so many great comics at an incredibly low price that you’ll swear we’ve lost our minds!

Post-Unicorn Party Wrap up

09/30/13

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All of the people have gone home. The streamers are down. The trash cans are emptied. The music and dancing have stopped.

But…The sounds of unicorns still echo in these rooms. The artwork and comments still fill the “Grafitti Wall” in the hallway. The presence of unicorns on these grounds will be felt forever. And why shouldn’t they be? After all, unicorns come in the front door every single day. They come seeking all manner of comics, from Adventure Time issues to the Zomnibus paperback. The seek the perfect mini for their Savage Worlds campaign, and the latest Arkham Horror expansion. Their needs and likes are as varied and unpredictable as everyone else.

And that’s kind of the point, isn’t it? That women and girls are just as into comics and games as men and boys are?

In 1933, Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics, considered to be the first true American comic book, was published. And comics have been loved by both male and female readers ever since. That’s where the slogan “Occupying Fandom Since 1933″ on this year’s Unicorn Party commemorative bag of candy came from. The unicorns have been here all along. They’re not a myth.

The unicorn Parties started out as being about awareness. To let people know women and girls love this stuff too. Now it’s much more than that: It’s a celebration. Unicorns will continue to multiply, and we’ll be here every day to welcome them into our fandoms. And every year, we will continue to celebrate them!

 

This year’s Unicorn Party raised $211.23 for Refuge House, so far. Any bags of candy sold the rest of the week will continue to add $2.75 per bag to that total.

We also have 3 winners of our drawing:

3rd Prize $10.00 Gift Certificate goes to Ticket #369361 (no contact info)

2nd Prize $25.00 Gift Certificate goes to Ticket #369287 Lara Diaz

1st Prize $50.00 Gift Certificate goes to Ticket #369379 David Mason

Bring your ticket to claim your prize!

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