Friday, November 30, 2012

Children's Party for Huntress and Power Girl This Sunday


Costume Contest Winners

We'd like to thank everyone who helped these two little girls win costume contests. Your votes helped make that possible!

To celebrate, we throwing a party for the kids, so bring your family down this Sunday, December 2 at 5 p.m. for cake and punch and good times. If you can make it, and if you have a Facebook account, please RSVP on our FB Event listing, so we can make sure we have enough cake!

Hope to see you there.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Buy Comics, Get a Twinkie, or Pay $100 on eBay for a Twinkie

Now people are getting crazy, selling boxes of Twinkies on eBay! There's even one Twinkie, listed for 30 days, with a Buy It Now price of $100. Seriously?

Ok, you can do that. Buy your $100 Twinkie.

Or...

Buy a comic book and get one Twinkie on Empire's Comics Vault

That offer is available while supplies last. We don't ship Twinkies, so this offer is only available for purchases made in the shop.

It's a great time to be a Twinkie-loving comic book enthusiast!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Eat Your First Or Last Hostess Twinkie at Empire's Comics Vault

When we hear the sad, sad news -- Hostess is going out of business and there will be no more Twinkies in the world. -- Ben ran out and bought up all the boxes of Twinkies off the shelves of our local Smart & Final. What a Twinkie-loving man!

Other customers watching him greedily grab up all the Twinkies made comments, like,
"Hedging your bets?" and "I guess you want to make sure you don't run out of Twinkies!"

Embarrassed, he offered the line, "We're throwing a party!" And, we kind of, sort of, are!

So, to mourn the loss of the Twinkie, while supplies last...

Get 1 Goodbye Twinkie With Each Comic Book Purchase at Empire's Comics Vault!

As it was, Hostess produced 500 Million Twinkies each year -- that's an average of 1,369,863 Twinkies per day.

Of course, comic book fans, Hostess aficionados, gamers, coders, hackers, those "people with the munchies," and the like will miss the other fine Hostess products, like Suzie Q, Ding Dongs, Pink Puffs, and fruity pies. That being the case, we're proud to announce a Twinkie Caption Contest!


Write A Twinkie Caption For A Chance To Win A Hostess Twinkie, Cupcake, and Ding Dong!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monster Big 2012 Black Friday Sale Headed Your Way On November 23


Just in case you forgot about the awesomeness headed your way starting the day after Thanksgiving. Yup, lots more reason to give thanks right here:








Nov 23 (Friday) 9am-9pm

Back Issues $5 and under ONLY .50c
  • $5.01-$10 ONLY $1
  • $10.01-$15 ONLY $2
  • $15.01+ 75% OFF
Current Comics 25% OFF
Toys, Posters, Statues & Games 40% OFF
Graphic Novels 35% OFF

Nov 24 (Saturday) 11am-8pm

Back Issues $5 and under ONLY $1
  • $5.01-$10 ONLY $2
  • $10.01-$15 ONLY $3
  • $15.01+ 50% OFF
Current Comics 15% OFF
Toys, Posters, Statues & Games 30% OFF
Graphic Novels 25% OFF

Nov 25 (Sunday) 12pm-5pm

Back Issues 50% OFF
Current Comics 10% OFF
Toys, Posters, Statues & Games 20% OFF
Graphic Novels 15% OFF

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Empire's Open Vault Comic Book Reviews & Opinion

On August 23, 2011, Empire's Open Vault posted its first customer submitted blog post telling one fan's return-to-comics story.

Probably, most of you knew nothing about it. One reason might be that our store website was different from our store blog which was different from our comic book reviews and opinion blog... Oh, and the store website didn't have a link to either of the blogs.

We've Simplified Our Comic Book Blogs & Website

Now, things are easier. At one site, you can access everything you need. It is also our hope that over the next two months we'll bring our podcast over and possibly our Souvenirs blog. You can access Empire's Open Vault using the Reviews & Opinions link at the top of the page. Hope you like what you find...

What Is Empire's Open Vault?

Empire's Open Vault contains

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Two Cans For Local Comics Discount, Benefitting Senior Services Inc.

This Saturday, November 10 there will be a canned food drive at the shop. Bring in two cans (or more!) of food and you'll receive $2 off select local comics. You'll also be helping Sacramento's senior citizens.

Also, Empire's Comics Vault will match every can you bring in, can-for-can!



That matching will take place for every can that comes in between now and Saturday. Of course, if you can't come in on Saturday, you're welcome to drop off the canned food before or after Saturday.

Hope You Enjoy Our YouTube Channel - EmpiresCV.tv

We're always having fun with these videos. You can't see the "audience" but there are always one or two or three people in the shop watching the shoot. I guess you could call it our "Live Studio Audience." Here's the latest video.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ben Guest Stars on The Junior & Leo Show's Podcast

Stay tuned for details about Ben's guest appearance on the wild and wacky and informative podcast. You can check them out on Facebook or at The Junior & Leo Show website. Note: This podcast may be for mature audiences. 

Announcing Winners in the 2012 Pumpkin Carving Contest

The results are in! Five hundred and one votes were cast, in total. Wow. That's some hot competition. So, then, here are the winners, starting with 3rd place. To collect your prizes, please come in and see Ben. Congratulations to our winners, and to everyone who participated, nice job on your beautiful pumpkins! We'll do this again next year (most likely).

3rd Place Winner - 42 Votes

Carver: Kyle Lawrence
 












2nd Place Winner - 222 Votes

Carver: Jatin Solanki
















1st Place "Sacramento's Best Pumpkin" Winner - 227 Votes

Carver: Pauline Posadas

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Vote for Your Favorite Carved Pumpkin

UPDATE: Polling broke but is fixed now. We apologize that the previous poll lost all your votes. To make up for it we're extending the voting for 24 hours, so it'll go through November 6, 2012 at 5 p.m. So, we'll announce winners on the 7th.

Look at these amazing pumpkins! Last year we only had 3 entries. This year we've doubled, haha!

Vote for the pumpkin you like best and they'll win comic books.

How To Vote

In the side bar on the right, you'll see a polling box with all the options. Please use that to place your votes. You'll see it as you scroll down the page.

Voting ends November 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. We'll announce winners on November 6, 2012 and all winners will be contacted via the contact information submitted with photos.