Black Friday Comic Book Sales!...

Black Friday isn’t just a day to camp out in the parking lot of your local Best Buy or Wal-Mart. It’s also the day to score some major deals on comic books. If you live in the New York City area, here are some stores that are having excellent Black Friday sales. If you’re outside of NYC (or buy your comics digitally), we have information for online and digital comic book Black Friday sales too! NYC Comic Book Stores:  St. Mark’s Comics The St. Mark’s sale starts Friday morning, and runs the runs all the way to Tuesday! All back are issues half price, plenty of comics will be priced at only a buck each, and much more! Midtown Comics In-Store: 25% off everything in the store at all three locations on Friday from 8 AM to 12 noon. 20% off everything in the store from Friday at noon through the close of business on Sunday. Online: Up to 75% everything on the site. Discount varies by category and item. Good luck using their online search tool. I can never get that thing to work correctly. But if you’re patient, you might find yourself with a very good deal staring back at you from your screen. Forbidden Planet 20% everything in the store on Friday, 9 AM – midnight. JHU Comics The sale starts today, Wednesday and run through Sunday. Note: they are closed on Thanksgiving. The more you buy the more you save! 40% purchases of $300 or more, 30% off purchases of $75-$299.99, 25% off purchases of $30-$74.99, and 20% off purchases of $19.95-$29.99. This is good at both locations. Online: Image Comics The Image Comics sale has started already, and runs until 12/2/15 11:59 PM at imagecomics.com. $0.99 single issues and 50% select...

How To Buy NYCC Tickets!...

The day we’ve been waiting for it finally here. Reed Pop announced today to buy New York Comic Con tickets this year. There have been big changes from last year to the Retail Partner Program, so make sure you read all the details below. The Saturday ticket and Kids ticket prices have stayed the same, but every other ticket has seen a price increase from last year. Thursday increased by $5 from $35 to $40. Friday and Sunday have also gone up $5, from $45 to $50. It’s interesting that Friday and Sunday are now the same price as Saturday. Usually Saturday is more expensive because it’s seen as “the” day to go. The multi-day tickets both jumped $10, for $65 for the 3-Day and $95 for the 4-Day to $75 and $105 respectively. There are two VIP packages, both of whose details are outlined on the NYCC website. The two packages sell for $215 and $525. There are three ways to buy tickets to NYCC this year: 1) Online 2) At Special Edition: NYC 3) From Midtown Comics. I’m breaking down each option in this post. ONLINE Online ticket sales will take place on Wednesday, May 13 at 12 noon eastern time on the NYCC website. Unlike the past few years, where VIP Packages, 4-Day Passes, 3-Day Passes and individual day tickets went on sale on different days, everything is going on sale at noon on May 13. Yes, there were a lot of problems last year with the site crashing, and hopefully New York Comic Con addresses that this year, but even with dealing with the site crashes, and tickets showing up as sold out one minute and on sale the next, online remains the best way to secure yourself a ticket....

NYCC 2014 Exclusive Merch!...

Written by David Henehan. Like in past years, there is a lot of exclusive merchandise available for sale at New York Comic Con 2014. We went through the list and picked out what we think is the best for this guide. Sadly, it looks like Hasbro has once again spurned NYCC, with zero exclusives available at the show. I really wish they would reverse course on this decision, but there are still plenty of cool exclusives from other companies available at the convention. We found something for every budget, as prices range from free to $300. Be sure to bookmark this page, as this post will be updated as we get closer to NYCC 2014! Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1 Midtown Comics Variant ($12) – I’m not usually one for variant covers, but this one that is drawn to look like a Scarlet Witch/Enchantress playing card looks really cool. Even the back cover ad for Midtown Comics looks like the back of a playing card! Available at the Midtown Comics booth (2036) and Midtown Comics stores around NYC. Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts -Kai- Deathstroke Limited Color Version – ($99.99 – Limited to 1000 pieces) – 10″ tall and completely bad ass looking, this is redeco of the Arkham Origins Play Arts Deathstroke, It’s painted in metallic hues of Deathstroke’s original blue and gold costume. Available at the Square Enix booth (1813). Square Enix has 500 of these Deathstroke figures available for pre-order on their website if you’d like to guarantee yourself one, or can’t make it to NYCC. Star Wars Wampa Hallmark Keepsake Ornament ($35 – Limited to 200/day) – The first place I’ll be hitting up on Thursday is the Hallmark booth (1554) for this ornament. My Christmas tree hasn’t been complete for years,...

NYCC 2014 Tickets On Sale Friday 8/8/14 at Comic Book Stores!...

Have you bought your New York Comic Con 2014 tickets yet? NYCC tickets sold out in record time online this year. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 3-Day and 4-Day passes are all sold out on the NYCC website. You’ll have one last opportunity to buy tickets starting this Thursday, 8/7/14 when NYCC 2014 tickets will begin being sold in comic book stores. Here’s how it works. On Thursday, 8/7/14, the downtown location Midtown Comics on Fulton St will kick off retail sales of NYCC 2014 tickets. This location of Midtown Comics will be the ONLY store selling tickets on Thursday. I have to say, after last year’s fiasco of having lines snaking for blocks and people having to wait hours and hours in line, I’m surprised that New York Comic Con and Midtown Comics have decided to have the downtown store sell tickets one day early again. It couldn’t have been more of a snafu last year for both customers and Midtown’s staff. In case you missed our announcement, Midtown Comics will have #NYCC tix for sale next week! http://t.co/VdHxVBoaK7 pic.twitter.com/mSTLNzfY3Q — Midtown Comics (@MidtownComics) July 29, 2014 On Friday, 8/8/14, the other stores selling NYCC 2014 tickets will begin their sales. #NYCC Tickets will be on sale at a retailer near you on August 8! Find a retailer near you: http://t.co/BWSoWlLqLw pic.twitter.com/ItvJ8we5gI — New York Comic Con (@NY_Comic_Con) July 31, 2014 Here is a list of all the stores selling NYCC tickets, and which tickets they’ll be selling. If you’re looking for a 4-Day pass, Midtown Comics is the only store carrying it. Demand for NYCC tickets is higher than its ever been. If you want a NYCC 3-Day or 4-Day pass, I recommend making it a priority to get yourself early to a store...

Not at SDCC? No problem!...

Couldn’t make it to Comic Con International in San Diego this year? That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun! Check out these sites to make your not-at-Comic-Con time more bearable! To celebrate SDCC’s 45th birthday, Comixology will be selling one digital graphic novel for $0.45 each day of SDCC. Thursday’s offering was an Amelia Cole comic, Friday’s is Love & Rockets: New Stories #1. Both are regularly $9.99 on Comixology, so this is quite a deal. You can access the deal here: http://comixology.tumblr.com/cci45. Check it both Saturday and Sunday for new deals! Are you kicking yourself because you can’t get a Star Wars Black Series Jabba the Hutt or Transfrormers Knights of Unicron set? Hasbro puts up a very limited amount of their SDCC exclusives for sale at hasbrotoyshop.com after Comic Con is over. Unfortunately, they don’t announce in advance what day or what time it will take place. So from Monday on, get ready to hit f5 all day. Marvel is giving away six free Marvel Infinite digital comics here. Deadpool, Wolverine and Iron Man. You can’t beat this price! Midtown Comics in NYC is having their annual Not at Comic Con Party on Saturday, July 26 at their downtown store on Fulton St. Everything in the store is 30% off from 11 AM to 12 noon, and 20% for the rest of the day. Plus, Paul Kupperberg and Dean Haspiel will be signing there from 2 PM – 3 PM. Not in New York either? If you’re in Florida, Tate’s Comics is also having a Not at Comic Con party. If you wear a cape or costume, you can take 10% off your purchase, and there will be lots of giveaways.      ...

NYCC Tickets On Sale NOW!...

New York Comic Con tickets went on sale today at 12 noon on the New York Comic Con website! But not all tickets are going on sale today, just the 4-Day Pass ($95), Kid’s Day Tickets ($5) and VIP packages ($195 & $485). If you’re interested in getting any of these tickets, jump on them! You do not want to wait until tickets go on sale at retail locations. Finding 3-Day and 4-Day passes at comic book stores last year was a nightmare. I recommend securing your pass directly from NYCC as soon as you can. For those of you interested in the 3-Day Pass, if the past holds true, that will be up for sale shortly after the 4-Day Pass sells out. The individual day tickets will then follow shortly thereafter. We'll announce when 3-Day and Single Day Tickets will go on sale soon! #NYCC RT @DarthGregov when are single day tix going on sale? — New York Comic Con (@NY_Comic_Con) June 18, 2014 Personally, I think you should buy a 4-Day Pass. At $95, it’s $30 more than the 3-Day pass, so you’re only saving $5 over buying a 3-Day Pass and a separate Thursday ticket. That said, Thursday is the best day at NYCC! The crowds are light. The lines for exclusives are the smallest they’ll be all weekend. It’s the perfect day to take care of things that would take much longer on the more crowded days during NYCC weekend.  If you’re a parent thinking about taking your kid to NYCC, consider Sunday. Crowds are lighter than Saturday, there are specific activities aimed at kids that day and you can buy a Kid’s Day ticket for your child for only $5! Kid’s Day tickets have sold out quickly in past...

NYCC 2013 Retailer Tickets Go On Sale 8/12/13 (UPDATED!)...

Buried at the bottom of an email New York Comic Con sent out today announcing that Batman artist Greg Capullo will be attending NYCC this year was an announcement that will have far more immediate impact for people have been unable to score their weekend pass to New York Comic Con 2013. Here is the image from the email. The Retailer Ticket page on NYCC’s website doesn’t list any stores as of this writing. We do know that Midtown Comics will be selling them at all three of their locations. Midtown Comics may be the only comic book store in New York City itself where you’ll be able to buy tickets. Midtown has already announced that all of their NYCC ticket sales will take place in person; there won’t be any mail order available for them. Retailers will be selling 4-Day, 3-Day and single day passes to New York Comic Con, so if you missed out on a 3 or 4-Day pass, this is your chance. Don’t miss out. UPDATE! According to the Midtown Comics Twitter and Facebook pages, Midtown Comics will have NYCC tickets for sale starting on 8/8/13 at 12...