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Just a reminder that we open our doors to the public at 10AM on Saturday, May 5 (tomorrow) for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Parade starts at 11 AM and at some point after that, the bridges from Pittston to West Pittston will be closed. Your best bet at that point is the 8th street bridge through Exeter. The Cherry Blossom Festival is, by the way, a pretty fun time and will be open until the evening with food and music for all.
See you’all tomorrow!
Free Comic Book Day May not be until until Saturday, but our big anniversary sale starts today! Half price graphic novels and dollar back issues … plus specially marked action figures and other stuff!
Free Comic Book Day at Rubber Mallet Comics on May 5, 2018! Doors Open at 10AM!
The email system is fixed. Good news! I sent a test message out to all my subscribers and it went through perfectly. I titled the email “A Test of the Rubber Mallet Comics email System … and your subscription list.”
When my email got to my mailbox it was bounced to spam, which is probably going to happen to you. Check your spam and your trash and hopefully you’ll be able to mark our email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) as “not spam”.
The email system is on the fritz, so here’s the message we would have sent:
Below this message is a list of all the items arriving in our store on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (FCBD) is coming on May 5! Do you want to hang out at the comic shop in a costume waving to cars and comic fans? We have some costumes if you want to wear one of ours, or you can bring your own (all-ages friendly, please)! You will get the thanks of a greatful comic shop, and we’ll probably give you some free stuff too!
Here are the new series and one-shots starting this week:
ANALOG #1 – IMAGE COMICS
AVENGERS: SHARD OF INFINITY #1 [One Shot] – MARVEL COMICS
CURSE OF BRIMSTONE #1 – DC COMICS
DANGER DOLL SQUAD: GALACTIC GLADIATORS #1 – ACTION LAB/DANGER ZONE
DEMI-GOD #1 – IDW PUBLISHING
DREDD FURIES [One Shot] – REBELLION/2000AD
ISOLA #1 – IMAGE COMICS
PORTAL BOUND #1 – ASPEN
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #1 – IDW PUBLISHING
STAR TREK DISCOVERY ANNUAL – IDW PUBLISHING
SWASHBUCKLERS SAGA CONTINUES #1 – DYNAMITE
THANOS INFINITY SIBLINGS [Original Graphic Novel] – MARVEL COMICS
TINSELTOWN #1 [of 5] – ALTERNA COMICS (ONLY $1.50!)
TRUE BELIEVERS: AVENGERS VS THANOS #1 – MARVEL $1 SAMPLER
TRUE BELIEVERS: THANOS THE FIRST #1 – MARVEL $1 SAMPLER
VENOMIZED #1 [of 5] – MARVEL COMICS
WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2018 SPECIAL – BOOM! COMICS
XERXES FALL OF HOUSE OF DARIUS #1 [OF 5] – DARK HORSE COMICS
ZERO JUMPER #1 [of 4] – AALTERNA COMICS (ONLY $1.50!)
Reprinted comics arriving this week:
AVENGERS #676 – 2ND PRINTING – MARVEL COMCIS
INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME – 2ND PRINTING – MARVEL COMICS
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #2 – 2ND PRINTING – MARVEL COMICS
THANOS #15 – 3RD PRINTING – MARVEL COMICS
THANOS #16 – 2ND PRINTING – MARVEL COMICS
Read about these books and everything being released this week: https://previewsworld.com/NewReleases
You can let us know if you want to add these books (or anything else) by responding to our email.
Marvel has released some pretty cool looking Hulk comic boxes. Get them while you can!
WHAT IS LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY (LCSD)?
I’m glad someone finally asked!
LCSD is where we will have exclusive LCSD comics and graphic novels for sale on that day. The only rule for LCSD is that we cannot reserve these titles for our customers, so it’s first come/first serve. (I should note that a few of the Black Mask comics were missing on our shipment and we are not due to receive them until next week unfortunately.)
OKAY THEN, WHAT IS JUSTICE LEAGUE DAY?
Well, now I feel like you’re just giving me leading questions because this one is obviously in honor of the Justice League movie that came out.
DC has sent us free temporary Justice League tattoos for you collect and wear or stick to stuff (I guess). Also, Rubber Mallet Comics will be running a special JUSTICE LEAGUE SALE!
All graphic novels, hardcovers, and trade paperbacks that are about the Justice League or any member of the Justice League – HALF PRICE!
All comics in the Back Issue boxes that are about the Justice League or any member of the Justice League are ONE DOLLAR!
To take advantage of the JUSTICE LEAGUE SALE, you must mention it at the register.
Thank you all for your time, and hopefully we will see you on Saturday!
This Saturday (October 28) is the annual Halloween ComicFest (HCF) at Rubber Mallet Comics. We will have special HCF free comics on Saturaday, but we will be running a sale all week.
We will have 50% off all graphic novels in stock and on our shelves and our back issues will be reduced to $1 each!
You should never worry about the issue number with a comic – especially with Marvel and DC. Every issue will catch you up to the important details in the first few pages and let you move on from there.
I only mention this because the ambitious MARVEL LEGACY initiative is using what they call “Legacy numbering” … that is, what issue number many of these books would be if they hadn’t moved to new titles or new volumes over the decades they’ve been printed. This message is a week late, but I wanted to wait until the conventions were over to find out as much as I can about the roll out.
Don’t fear it! Embrace it!
As of last week, the MARVEL LEGACY initiative begins new stories with your favorite heroes – classic and modern – and will write stories that respect the new and old in equal measure. We are actually in the second week of the MARVEL LEGACY launch, and I have been remiss to mention it here on facebook (and the blog and such).
To kick off the event, the first issues of the new stories have awesome cover swipe lenticular covers and the standard cover comes with a Marvel Value Stamp (like they did in the olden days) inserted into the binding.
Whether you’ve been looking for an opportunity to dive into the Marvel Universe, or if you’ve been away from it for a while and want to enjoy the adventures of your favorite heroes … now is the time to jump in!
Series started before MARVEL LEGACY will be ending at natural end points … this will continue every week until Marvel has slimmed it’s number of regular titles to less than 60 a month.
Last week, Marvel started a new story in these series:
IRON FIST #73
JESSICA JONES #13
SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1 [OF 5] *new series*
X-MEN GOLD #13
This week, Marvel starts a new story in these series:
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #25
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #789
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #287
FALCON #1 *new series*
UNCANNY AVENGERS #28
X-MEN BLUE #13
Next week, Marvel will start a new story with these series:
INCREDIBLE HULK #709
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #593
LUKE CAGE #166
MIGHTY THOR #700
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #7
Let us know what stuff you want to jump into today!